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Fire companies visit St. John
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 12:30 pm
St. Johnsburg and Adam's volunteer fire companies visited St. John Lutheran School recently to promote Fire Safety Month. Students were reminded of some key fire safety tips such as stop, drop and roll, practicing home fire drills, and to never hide when there is a fire.
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves application for assistance for Hotel Niagara
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 08:50 am
On Wednesday, the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approved an application for assistance submitted at its September board meeting by JSK International Corp., the company that is restoring the historic Hotel Niagara in Niagara Falls.

In other business, the NCIDA board of directors approved the agency's 2013 budget.

Going orange
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 08:50 am
October means pumpkins, and there's plenty of local spots to pick out the perfect specimen for carving or decorating.
Jim Kelly says he will 'do everything in his power to keep the Bills in Buffalo' on WBBZ-TV
Wed, Oct 10th 2012 07:00 am
Former Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly appeared on WBBZ-TV's "Sports Rap-Up" Tuesday night. When host Bob Koshinski asked about his role in keeping the Bills in Buffalo when ownership changes hands, Kelly did not mince words.
Delta Air Lines' top sales agents from across the globe descend on Niagara Falls
Tue, Oct 9th 2012 07:25 pm
VIDEO: Delta Air Lines is holding its Africa/Middle East sales conference this week in Niagara Falls, USA, at the Sheraton at the Falls. The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has welcomed 75 of Delta's top general sales agents from Africa and the Middle East, plus Delta executives.
Unprecedented 'Battle of Queenston Heights' includes cannon bombardment of Canada
Sat, Oct 6th 2012 07:00 am
The 100th anniversary of the War of 1812 was celebrated with a plaque installation in front of Barton Hill.

The 200th anniversary will be slightly more grandiose.

Niagara County History Center readies for Oktoberfest
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 11:05 pm
The Niagara County History Center will celebrate the region's German heritage with its second annual Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Olcott Fire Hall, 1619 Lockport-Olcott Road.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy recognizes Lockport Scout
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 11:00 pm
Boy Scout Connor Wells of Lockport recently completed his community project to achieve the Eagle Scout rank by constructing and donating 10 custom-made, wheelchair accessible picnic tables for the residents at many of the group homes operated by Niagara Cerebral Palsy.
Mural work is artist's 'Thank you' to Grand Island
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 10:25 pm
Terry Klaaren lived on Grand Island for only three years, but his time here was an integral part of his life.
Lewiston Police Department 'show of force' at Red Brick as Village of Lewiston considers cuts
Fri, Oct 5th 2012 08:00 am
Discord between the Village of Lewiston, the Lewiston Police Department and the Town of Lewiston escalated to new heights Thursday.
'Domstock' benefits Hospice
Thu, Oct 4th 2012 05:00 pm
All Metal Works in Gasport recently held its fourth annual "Domstock" barbecue and concert fundraiser. The event raised $11,000 for Niagara Hospice.
SPCA of Niagara: Change continues
Thu, Oct 4th 2012 03:15 pm
"He's the boss," said Andrew Bell, indicating the black and white cat sprawled on the desk at the SPCA of Niagara.

As Bell sat behind his new desk, Sam the cat regally accepted a scratch behind the ears and spread out bonelessly claiming more territory. Sam, after all, came to the SPCA first. Bell just started his new job as executive director on Oct. 1.

'Big Bad Wolf' at Artpark
Wed, Oct 3rd 2012 02:05 pm
The acclaimed Dallas Children's Theater will bring its national touring production of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!" to the Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston on May 22, 2013.
Roswell Park to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month with educational events, fundraisers
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 05:35 pm
Currently, one in eight U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease this year. But thanks to increased early detection and treatment advances, the mortality rate for cancer has dropped 30 percent in the past two decades.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center plans health care conference for women
Tue, Oct 2nd 2012 04:25 pm
For the fifth consecutive year, Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host "A Conference on Healthcare for Women" to raise awareness among women in the local community on a wide array of issues and actions that can help improve their health.
Dyster, Freund, Guariglia, Layden, Spanbauer honored at Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 10:20 am
5 individuals were honored during NU's Vincentian Heritage Convocation. The event, which takes place during Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the contributions of employees, alumni and community leaders.
Chamber of Commerce set to move into Lewiston Welcome Center
Sat, Sep 29th 2012 12:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce are about to finalize a deal wherein the tourism and event-planning organization will move into the Lewiston Welcome Center.
County, state leaders declare Niagara Airport Commerce Park 'shovel ready'
Thu, Sep 27th 2012 05:25 pm
A joint state-county-local effort aimed at spurring economic development passed a major milestone Thursday when New York state economic development officials deemed more than 200 acres of prime development property north of the Niagara Falls International Airport "shovel-ready."
Investigational brain cancer vaccine to be tested in phase I Roswell Park study
Thu, Sep 27th 2012 05:20 pm
A new clinical research study at Roswell Park Cancer Institute will test a first-of-its-kind cancer "vaccine" that may prove effective against many forms of solid-tumor cancers.
Great Pumpkin Farm plans World Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Thu, Sep 27th 2012 02:45 pm
The 2012 edition of the World Pumpkin Weigh-Off begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St., in Clarence.
Lockport: Grigg-Lewis Foundation offering $4 million for ice arena
Tue, Sep 25th 2012 04:00 pm
On Tuesday, the Grigg-Lewis Foundation proudly announced a pledge of $4 million to the Lockport Ice Arena and Sports Center, or LIASC, to go toward the construction of a two-pad ice arena in downtown Lockport.

"It was through the efforts of the Grigg-Lewis Foundation and State Senator Maziarz that we were able to take an idea, construction of a state-of-the-art hockey arena in Lockport, and get to this point," said LIASC President John Ottaviano. "Their partnership allowed our board to bring in experts to craft a business plan, secure the ideal downtown site, and create a real and implementable design for our vision. For the Grigg-Lewis Foundation to go a step further and commit this level of funding is amazing. I greatly appreciate the trust they have put in us."

'Show and Tell' at CAM
Tue, Sep 25th 2012 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents "Show and Tell: An afternoon with lace collector and restorer Molly Carroll."
Harvest Festival 2012
Mon, Sep 24th 2012 09:00 am
Despite threatening weather at times, the annual Harvest Festival saw mostly sunshine and large crowds over the weekend.
Celebrating seniors: YMCA hosts SilverSneakers anniversary week
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 10:00 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara is celebrating its "sensational seniors" the week of Sept. 23 to 29. Seniors can take part in a variety of activities such as senior socials, blood pressure screenings, potluck lunches, massage therapy and more at the Ken-Ton (535 Belmont Ave.), Delaware (2564 Delaware Ave., Buffalo), Southtowns (1620 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca), and Northeast (4433 Main St., Amherst) branches.

Activities vary per branch. Contact the YMCA facility directly for details or visit

Village of Youngstown: New basketball court added
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 09:50 pm
The Youngstown Recreation Commission and community wish to thank Ken Young Paving and Mark Fox, of Fox Fence, for the assistance in making the children's dream of a new basketball court a reality.
O.G. Cruisers, Memorial to go 'Cruisin' for a Cure'
Thu, Sep 20th 2012 10:30 am
The importance of screening for prostate cancer will be the focus Saturday when the Niagara Falls O.G. Cruisers and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center go "Cruisin' for a Cure."

The Roswell Park Lancer Institute and MAN UP - Minorities Allied for the Need to Understand Prostate Cancer - also will join the annual classic car cruise from the Cataract City to Buffalo's Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Castellani Art Museum presents 'Western New York Collects: Arnold Mesches'
Tue, Sep 18th 2012 03:50 pm
Through Jan. 27, 2013, the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University features "Western New York Collects: Arnold Mesches" This exhibition features works in varied media from four decades, the 1960s to 1990s, highlighting two important bodies of work: the echoes and anomie series.
Lockport: seventh annual Erie Canal Art Contest
Tue, Sep 18th 2012 03:35 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center is sponsoring the seventh annual Erie Canal Art Contest to celebrate the 187th anniversary of the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825. The poster contest is open to students residing in Niagara County and enrolled in high school.
Niagara Falls: NCCC Culinary Institute opens
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:30 pm
Fifty years ago, Niagara County Community College was founded and, a year later, the college opened its doors to 343 students in downtown Niagara Falls. On Sept. 4, NCCC opened doors to the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, just four blocks from the original site of NCCC.
Buffalo Sabres, past and present, visit Island for Miracle League game
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 11:10 pm
Marcus Foligno of the Buffalo Sabres signs an autograph on the shirt of Miracle League ballplayer Ian Cameron during a night game at the Miracle League Field in Veterans Park Wednesday. (photo by Larry Austin)
Grammy winner Jon Secada to headline Memorial's 2013 Premier
Thu, Sep 13th 2012 12:30 pm
The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will present three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Jon Secada as the headline entertainment at the 2013 Premier.

The Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala, will be held Jan. 19. Proceeds from the event will benefit Memorial's cardiac and stroke care services.

Peace project benefits Roswell
Wed, Sep 12th 2012 01:35 pm
An 1812 peace project, which took place this summer with great success in the Lewiston Peace Garden, has taken on a new dimension.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara hosts special evening tour
Tue, Sep 11th 2012 04:35 pm
On Saturday evening, Sept. 22, Old Fort Niagara will present a special evening tour focusing on the construction of the 286-year-old French Castle. The tour will include live demonstrations of the woodworking, stonecutting and blacksmithing skills needed to erect the oldest building in the Great Lakes basin.
Niagara Celtic Festival kicks off Saturday in Olcott
Tue, Sep 11th 2012 03:50 pm
The 12th annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games will take place in Olcott on Saturday, Sept. 15, and Sunday, Sept. 16, at Krull Park in historic Olcott Beach.

Recently, Krull Park was honored with a second-place finish in Coca-Cola's "America's Favorite Park Contest," and took home a $50,000 prize after receiving more than 21 million votes. The Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival has been held at Krull Park each year since 2002.

This year, the festival grounds have been split into eight regions so that festivalgoers have an easier time finding the events and attractions they want to attend.

Village of Lewiston Board asks wine store owner for new proposal
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 12:35 pm
Seeing is believing for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees, which voted Thursday in favor of a new plan for 700 Center St., after meeting at the location and viewing exterior alterations made in contrast to a pre-approved remodel proposal.
OUN receives grant
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 10:15 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara is the proud recipient of a $2,000 Guillemont Memorial Grant from the Niagara Falls Episcopal Urban Ministry. The funds will be used to purchase vital stand-up lifts that are critical to many of the 700 people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities served by the agency.
Two Niagara County credit unions plan merger
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 09:45 am
The boards of directors of two Niagara-area credit unions have announced that Niagara County's Federal Credit Union will merge with Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union, effective Dec. 1.
Peach Queen contest winner
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 09:15 am
Congratulations to Cecelia Byrne, who won Niagara Frontier Publications' recent "Name the Peach Queen" contest. Byrne visited and successfully named the past five Peach Queen winners.
Castellani Gala set for Oct. 13
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is holding its annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 13. This year's event, "Thank You for 10 Years of Support," is the 10th annual dinner and auction to benefit art education programs at the CAM.
Wheatfield resident co-hosts 'The Fred Jackson Show'
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 12:05 am
WBBZ-TV will introduce "The Fred Jackson Show" to the local program roster beginning Monday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Jackson, star running back for the Buffalo Bills, has been a member of the team since 2007.

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