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'Road Bros' vlogger, foodie Mike Shubic returns to Lewiston
Sat, Jun 8th 2013 09:00 am
Mike Shubic, one half of the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" "Best for Food" team the "Road Bros," returned to Lewiston this week - but not to judge its culinary offerings.
Diachun is senior of year
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 03:40 pm
Betsy Diachun of Lewiston's years of volunteerism in her community have paid off, with the active senior being named the 2013 Senior of the Year by the Niagara County Office for the Aging.
More than 120 Niagara University employees participate in 2013 Day of Service
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 05:00 pm
MaryAnne Brown has worked at Niagara University since 1996. During that time, she has participated in the university's employee Day of Service every year that it's been offered.
John Koelmel hired as president of HARBORcenter
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 04:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the hiring of John Koelmel as president of HARBORcenter, the mixed-use hockey and entertainment facility currently under construction on the Webster Block in downtown Buffalo.
Niagara Falls Memorial receives award for excellence in surgical care
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 04:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a certificate of excellence by Univera Healthcare for the highest overall performance in Surgical Care Improvement Project measures.
22nd Annual Niagara Cup Classic benefits cardiac, stroke care at Memorial
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 10:25 am
One hundred sixty-five golfers took to the links Tuesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club for the 22nd annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament. The event raised $40,000, which will support health care programming at the hospital, particularly cardiac and stroke services.
Castellani Art Museum presents volunteer awards
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 10:25 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University held a volunteer awards luncheon at the Como Restaurant. The awards are in memory of the CAM's long-time volunteer coordinator and museum shop manager Anne LaBarbera.
Billy Idol rocks 'Tuesday in the Park' at Artpark
Wed, Jun 5th 2013 12:40 pm
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Billy Idol kicked off the 2013 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark. The rebel rocker performed songs including "White Wedding," "Eyes Without a Face" and "Dancing with Myself."
'Homerun for Hospice' raises more than $2,000 for Niagara Hospice
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 12:05 pm
Amid drenching rain and unseasonably cold temperatures, baseball teams from Depew, Lewiston-Porter, Starpoint and Wilson followed through on their commitment and played in the "Homerun for Hospice" tournament. The event raised an impressive $2,137.80 for Niagara Hospice.
HART Interfaith to celebrate 30 years of service to community
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 07:00 am
HART Interfaith will mark 30 years of providing a valuable home care service to the Niagara County community when it holds its dinner and recognition affair Wednesday, June 12, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Niagara River Region Chamber to host fourth golf classic June 24
Sat, Jun 1st 2013 11:10 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will present the River Region Chamber Golf Classic on Monday, June 24, at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course.
Artpark: It begins ...
Sat, Jun 1st 2013 07:00 am
While the Avett Brothers technically kicked off Artpark's 40th anniversary on May 24, many will consider the upcoming week as the official start of the summer season.
Cuomo announces opening of new recreation space on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Fri, May 31st 2013 05:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a new recreation space on Buffalo's Outer Harbor is now open to the public. Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy, local officials and students from City Honors cut the ribbon and unveiled the site's new name, "Wilkeson Pointe."

The state invited middle school classrooms from Buffalo Public Schools to name the site, which was formerly called "Parcel OH." The winning submission came from the eighth grade classroom of Michael A. Serotte, a U.S. history teacher at City Honors.

Wilkeson Pointe is now open to the public from dawn to dusk seven days a week.

NIMAC: Local officials lobby for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, May 31st 2013 07:00 am
A delegation of local officials and community leaders, organized by the Niagara Military Affairs Council, returned last week from a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., where the group met with federal elected officials and Air Force leadership.
Amberleigh's 'Cutest Cupcake' event benefits Alzheimer's Association
Thu, May 30th 2013 01:20 pm
Amberleigh Retirement Community in Williamsville recently hosted a "Cutest Cupcake" bake-off among its residents and staff to benefit the Alzheimer's Association of WNY.
Get hooked on Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Thu, May 30th 2013 01:10 pm
Calling all fishing and outdoor sports vendors: "Get hooked" on the first-ever Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, to be held at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, on Jan. 24-26, 2014. The expo promises to be the largest event of its kind in Niagara County, with more than 125 regional vendors from the U.S. and Canada, live fish, animal displays and larger outdoor retailers expected.
Higgins joins discussion on Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan
Tue, May 28th 2013 05:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, joined Cameron Davis (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency senior adviser on Great Lakes issues) and Western New York leaders and community members for discussions on the future of the Great Lakes.
Congressman Chris Collins honors late WWII veteran John Chase
Tue, May 28th 2013 08:55 am
Congressman Chris Collins honored the late John Chase, a WWII veteran from Batavia, by presenting his family members with the medals he earned in service.
Memorial Day in Lewiston
Mon, May 27th 2013 05:40 pm
VIDEO: Memorial Day was observed in the Village of Lewiston with a parade down Center Street, a remembrance ceremony in Academy Park, and a luncheon at the newly remodeled Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. firehall.
Pubfest bigger, better
Mon, May 27th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Village Pub and Restaurant's annual fundraiser, Pubfest, returns to the village's Academy Park next weekend with some big changes. Out are the kiddie rides and carnival atmosphere. In are two national bands, The Trews and USS, and an increased emphasis on raising money for the Variety Kids Telethon.
Schneiderman releases tips to protect consumers from summer scams
Mon, May 27th 2013 07:00 am
With Memorial Day here, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released a guide listing some of the most common summer frauds targeting the state, and offered tips to protect New Yorkers from abuse.

A growing problem during warm-weather months, unscrupulous scam artists prey on New Yorkers as they embark on home improvement projects and plan family vacations. Schneiderman urged New Yorkers to notify his office of any summer scams designed to dupe unsuspecting consumers.

Firefighters Challenge, Hound Walk benefit Niagara County SPCA
Sat, May 25th 2013 02:05 pm
Two first-time events are scheduled this June to assist the Niagara County SPCA. One involves taking a walk in Hyde Park in Niagara Falls. The other is a firefighter competition, part of a five-day Jamboree set for the old Summit Park Mall in Wheatfield.
NOAA confirms active Atlantic hurricane season
Sat, May 25th 2013 02:00 pm reports the tropics are already heating up and Atlantic hurricane season will begin in a few days. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released its 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast Thursday, predicting another active season.
Local leaders, organizers urge residents effected by Tonawanda Coke to tell their story
Fri, May 24th 2013 07:25 pm
Elected, community and business leaders are reminding local residents and companies of the opportunity to share their story with the judge considering the sentence in the federal case against Tonawanda Coke.
Grisanti, Ryan announce legislation to reform Niagara River Greenway
Fri, May 24th 2013 07:10 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-WF-Buffalo, announced legislation to reform the Niagara River Greenway.
National grid's commitment to re-energize Gill Creek Park comes into full bloom
Thu, May 23rd 2013 02:10 pm
In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls Wednesday to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County's most picturesque and useful green spaces.
Cuomo unveils economic development initiative to transform university communities into magnets for new businesses, investment
Thu, May 23rd 2013 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo Tuesday unveiled "Tax-Free NY," a game-changing initiative that will transform SUNY campuses and university communities across the state into tax-free communities that attract start-ups, venture capital, new business, and investments from across the world.

Cuomo said Tax-Free NY will entice companies to bring their ventures to upstate New York by offering new businesses the opportunity to operate completely tax-free - including no income tax for employees, no sales, property or business tax - while also partnering with the world-class higher education institutions in the SUNY system.

ASPCA commends New York legislators for passing law to protect police animals
Wed, May 22nd 2013 11:30 am
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals commends New York legislators for passing A.2596/S.1079, to increase criminal penalties for the intentional killing or injuring of a police animal, including both police dogs and horses. Sponsored by Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, D-Rockland, and Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, A.2596/S.1079 passed unanimously and now heads to the desk of Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his signature.

"Police dogs are on the front lines detecting dangers, apprehending criminals, and rescuing victims every day," said Bill Ketzer, senior state director of ASPCA government relations for the northeast region. "The loss of a police animal is a loss to the entire community, and we applaud New York legislators for passing this bill."

Ross appointed fourth district coroner
Wed, May 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Michael A. Ross of Lockport was appointed fourth district coroner by Niagara County lawmakers Tuesday night, succeeding former coroner Richard Rutland, who resigned last month.
Niagara University reaches exchange agreement with Ireland's Mary Immaculate College
Tue, May 21st 2013 09:50 am
Holly Cowman, the international relations officer from Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland, visited Niagara University Monday to mark the establishment of a memorandum of understanding between the two institutions.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honors volunteers
Tue, May 21st 2013 09:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently turned the spotlight on its volunteers, celebrating their service and commitment at a luncheon at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Dr. Stuart Weinstein presents 'Operation Whiter-Brighter' check to Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, May 20th 2013 07:00 am
Dr. Stuart Weinstein recently presented a check from Advanced Dental to Niagara Falls Air Base Capt. Gina Pizziconi-Cupples.
Sold-out crowd at Chamber Gala
Sat, May 18th 2013 11:45 am
VIDEO/PICTURES: The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce welcomed its largest crowd - more than 300 people - to the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Higgins takes part in chief justice visit, presents bill naming federal courthouse for Robert H. Jackson
Sat, May 18th 2013 11:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, visited the Robert H. Jackson Center on Friday to take part in events featuring current U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.
Tour of Kitchens returns in June
Sat, May 18th 2013 11:10 am
Don't miss the fifth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens and Homes June 8 and 9. Get an up close and personal look inside of six of the area's most fabulous homes and entertaining spaces located in the Lewiston and Youngstown region
Schoellkopf hospice unit named in honor of Town of Niagara resident
Sat, May 18th 2013 11:00 am
Niagara Hospice and the Schoellkopf Health Center on May 10 announced a new partnership that will lead to the opening of a dedicated hospice unit on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Old Falls Street, USA, releases 2013 schedule of activities
Fri, May 17th 2013 08:40 am
Old Falls Street, USA, the historic three-block destination in downtown Niagara Falls, has released its schedule of activities for the 2013 season. Most activities are presented free of charge while promising "Food, Festivals and Fun ... just footsteps from Niagara Falls!"
DiMino Tops Lewiston, local community celebrate grand re-opening of renovated supermarket
Wed, May 15th 2013 04:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, held a grand re-opening celebration Wednesday to mark the completion of a major renovation of the family-owned and operated Lewiston Tops Market at 906 Center St.
Niagara University's Army ROTC program commissions 23 officers
Wed, May 15th 2013 11:35 am
Twenty-three Niagara University Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets were commissioned second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony held May 10 in NU's Gallagher Center. It marked the 72nd consecutive year that members of NU's Purple Eagle Battalion have taken the oath of office.
Schneiderman, Senate and Assembly committee chairs propose groundbreaking legislation to reform New York's charities laws
Tue, May 14th 2013 05:20 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman joined senators Michael Ranzenhofer and Carl Marcellino and Assembly members Jim Brennan, Helene Weinstein and Steve Englebright in proposing sweeping, bipartisan legislation to overhaul the laws governing New York's nonprofit sector.

The product of more than a year of legislative deliberation and negotiation, the Nonprofit Revitalization Act and the Executive Compensation Reform Act would be the first major reforms to the state's charities laws in more than 40 years.