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Erie County: Poloncarz, Glascott debut 'text to 9-1-1'
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:20 pm
On Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Central Police Services John Glascott, Emergency Services Commissioner Dan Neaverth Jr., and Executive Director of the Erie County Office for the Disabled Frank Cammarata to announce "text to 9-1-1" is now available to Erie County residents seeking assistance during an emergency.
Smelt Festival is a go
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 10:00 am
In a partnership amongst several organizations and businesses, the annual Smelt Festival will continue Friday, May 1, at a new location on the Lewiston waterfront.
Wild Kritters hosts 9th annual basket raffle
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 11:00 am
It's not every day one can meet an owl, hawk or falcon - and help a worthwhile organization, too.
Blondie and Melissa Etheridge co-headlining date added to Artpark lineup
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 06:20 pm
Two big names are slated to share headlining duties at "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park at Artpark." Blondie and Melissa Etheridge will perform at the amphitheater venue July 7.
Clean & Healthy NY, League of Conservation Voters, Poloncarz release 'Toxic Toys in Erie County' report
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 04:35 pm
The "Toxic Toys in Erie County" report highlights a dozen children's toys and products found on store shelves in Erie County purchased in March that contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead and cadmium.
Christina Perri & Colbie Caillat tour Artpark July 29
Mon, Apr 6th 2015 11:00 am
In what is sure to be one of the most talked about tours of the summer, Christina Perri and Colbie Caillat have announced plans for a North American co-headline tour. "The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour" heads to Artpark July 29.
Western New York Land Conservancy seeks community's support
Sat, Apr 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy recently announced receipt of a $200,000 gift the land trust hopes will lead to the creation of the Stella Niagara Preserve.
Beach House wins 3rd straight 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Sat, Apr 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Beach House has won its third "Best Fish Fry" contest, presented by Niagara Frontier Publications. The eatery netted nearly 20 percent of the 269 votes cast in March.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown makes citywide Parkinson's proclamation
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 05:40 pm
On Thursday, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined with members of the National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York in proclaiming April as Parkinson's Awareness Month.
Bill Ross will not seek 12th term
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:30 am
William L. Ross, the longest serving chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, will step down at the end of the 2015 calendar year. He has been elected chairman of the Niagara County Legislature a record 11 times.
Details, video: The Rolling Stones 'ZIP CODE' Tour comes to Ralph Wilson Stadium
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 11:50 am
Ladies and gentlemen ... The Rolling Stones are back! The band has announced they will kick off their new 15-city North American stadium "ZIP CODE" tour in San Diego May 24 at Petco Park.
Chamber looking into alternative location for Lewiston Smelt Festival
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:50 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is looking to pull the Lewiston Smelt Festival from the brink of cancellation.
Eggcellent: Making pysanky, traditional Easter eggs
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Easter is right around the corner and with it comes the time-honored tradition of egg-decorating.
Frontier House: What to do with Lewiston's historic 'crown jewel'
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 04:40 pm
If the Town of Lewiston is successful in purchasing the Frontier House, what would happen next? What would go inside Center Street's centerpiece?
Lewiston: Brochey seeks to buy Frontier House
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 07:55 am
The Town of Lewiston took the first step Monday toward a possible acquisition of the Frontier House.
Artpark announces first outdoor concert lineup headliners for 2015 summer season
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 10:05 am
Several headliners in Artpark's popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series were announced today.
Raising awareness: OUN celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 10:10 pm
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. It's a time to educate the community about the issues facing people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and advocate for those individuals in Albany.
Erie County: Poloncarz unveils 'Initiatives for a Stronger Community'
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 10:05 pm
Administration's health and human services includes numerous county departments, community-based human services agencies
Niagara University CMAA student chapter best in nation for sixth straight year
Thu, Mar 19th 2015 06:25 pm
The Niagara University student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America has been named the best in the nation for a sixth consecutive year. The announcement was made during the 88th World Conference on Club Management, held March 9 in San Antonio.
YMCA celebrates exceeding $707,000 campaign goal
Thu, Mar 19th 2015 01:30 pm
YMCA staff and volunteers are celebrating exceeding their annual campaign goal of $707,000 by raising $716,433 for YMCA financial assistance.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara names Elaine Hildreth Volunteer of the Year
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara named Elaine Hildreth of Youngstown as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year at its March 7 volunteer recognition breakfast.
T-NT Expo set for March 28-29
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will present the 2015 T-NT Expo March 28 and 29 at the North Tonawanda Student Alumni Center, 405 Meadow Drive.
Lindsey Stirling set to kick off 'Wednesdays' concert series at Artpark June 10
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:30 am
Dancing dubstep violinist Lindsey Stirling will open the "Coors Light Wednesday" concert series at the Artpark amphitheater June 10. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28 (fan club presale begins tomorrow).
Artpark welcomes David Gray and Amos Lee June 20
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:00 am
Multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter David Gray and Billboard chart-topper Amos Lee have announced a co-headlining summer tour. The nearly 20-city run kicks off June 16 and will hit major U.S. cities across the nation. The two are scheduled to perform at some of the country's most prestigious concert venues, including Artpark's Mainstage Theater.
Vincentian seminarian spends month at NU, serves local community
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 07:30 pm
If you blinked, you probably missed David Serrano. The quiet-but-affable Vincentian seminarian wrapped up a 33-day stay at Niagara University March 2.
Aquarium of Niagara penguins have their day(s)
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:40 pm
Celebrate with the Peruvian penguins at the Aquarium of Niagara from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 and 22.
Buffalo Sabres, First Niagara team up with Junior Achievement to teach financial literacy
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:25 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Sabres teamed up with Junior Achievement of Western New York to teach local students about the responsibilities of and economic opportunities available in Western New York.
Widespread Panic: June 16 Artpark appearance
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 05:00 pm
Widespread Panic will return to Artpark June 16 as part of the venue's "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series in the outdoor amphitheater.
Interview: Garth Brooks picks Buffalo
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 07:30 pm
Garth Brooks handpicked Buffalo for his first tour in more than a decade.
Sen. Ortt, highway superintendents push for infrastructure funding
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 01:00 pm
Republican State Sen. Rob Ortt today joined a bipartisan group of elected officials, local leaders and county and town highway superintendents to push for additional infrastructure funding in this year's state budget.
Niagara County Legislature: Bipartisan anger over Obama bullet ban
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:15 pm
In a rare show of bipartisan anger aimed at the Obama administration, Niagara County lawmakers came together Tuesday to unanimously sponsor and pass a resolution opposing planned "executive actions" that would outlaw one of the most commonly used rifle bullets.
Artpark: My Morning Jacket to perform July 22
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 09:55 am
My Morning Jacket has announced an extensive U.S. tour in support of their new album, "The Waterfall." The band will headline the July 22 Artpark "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series in the outdoor amphitheater.
Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor, Mayor Brown unveil new reading program for early childhood development
Sat, Feb 28th 2015 10:45 am
Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor has unveiled its new Read 2 Dream program with the help of City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour elected president of New York State Sheriffs' Association
Fri, Feb 27th 2015 08:30 pm
The New York State Sheriffs' Association held elections of its board of directors at the 81st annual Winter Training Conference Tuesday at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.
Niagara Falls nets national coverage for snow, ice
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 04:35 pm
Though the snow and ice in Niagara Falls has grown tiresome for residents, it's drawn the amusement of people around the country. The frozen falls was featured across a series of national news outlets last week, including "Today" and "Nightly News" on NBC and "Good Morning America" on ABC.
Old Fort Niagara to honor volunteers at breakfast
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:40 am
Old Fort Niagara's corps of volunteers and re-enactors logged 35,011 hours at the historic landmark in 2014, which the venue values at more than $550,000 in comparable wages.
Fire at Faery's
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 04:50 pm
Tuesday morning, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported receiving several 911 calls of a structure fire at Faery's Nursery, 3170 Ridge Road, Ransomville.
WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party returns to Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
More than 2,500 guests will fill The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., for the 33rd annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The event begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.
Village of Lewiston seeks funding to keep Fourth of July fireworks
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 09:00 am
The Village of Lewiston may be forced to offer less bang for the buck come Fourth of July.
Robert Moses reconfiguration moving forward
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:05 am
A hybrid of the three viable Robert Moses Parkway North redesign alternatives was presented Thursday to residents, local business and tourism leaders, and elected leaders inside the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.