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Skip Mazenauer, Niagara Frontier Publications celebrate 70 years
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 09:00 pm
Sometimes it takes a bit of vision to get a good idea off the ground.

Skip Mazenauer purchased the Grand Island Dispatch, believing he could make the publication a success and wanting to make sure his hometown wasn't left without local news from its own newspaper.

An evening of 'SEAsonings'
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:55 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara held its annual fundraising event "SEAsonings - The Original Taste of Niagara" on Thursday. Featured were samplings of food and beverages, as well as the premier of a new sea lion show.
Youngstown: Historic marker to honor 1812 heroine
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 04:30 pm
A new historic marker, placed in honor of a famous War of 1812 heroine, will soon appear in the Village of Youngstown.
Artpark and Funtime Presents welcome Sarah McLachlan to Lewiston
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 09:00 am
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform Monday, July 14, at 8 p.m. inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston.
Niagara University to host 270 high school students for day of workshops, 'Stock Market Challenge'
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:55 am
More than 270 local high school students will convene at Niagara University on March 4 to take part in workshops on business leadership and etiquette, and compete in a new stock market challenge that's based on real-world results.
Castellani Art Museum spring art history series debuts with sculptor Susan Geissler
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:50 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's popular "Meet Me at the CAM" programs are back this spring with a diverse lineup of presentations. Sculptor Susan Geissler will open the season Wednesday, March 26.
Bills and Giants to kick off preseason in 2014 NFL/Hall of Fame Game on NBC
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The game will be played at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, one day after the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 is formally enshrined.
Wheatfield: New life possible for Summit Park Mall
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:00 pm
There was joy in Wheatfield Town Hall this week at the "coming soon" possibility of a new, active Summit Park Mall.

Zoran Cocov, a Toronto developer, said Tuesday that his attorneys may have the purchase finalized by the end of the week, ending almost two years of negotiations with current owner Oberlin Plaza One LLC.

Bon-Ton, Save-A-Lot and Sears, all with exterior entrances, have continued to operate and draw customers to the Williams Road mall. However, the deteriorating interior has been closed for years and has been plagued with thefts, weather damage and broken pipes. The mall was built in 1972 and used to be a busy and active part of the community.

Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour elected 2nd vice president of New York State Sheriffs' Association
Wed, Feb 26th 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Sheriffs' Association held its election of officers at its 80th annual Winter Training Conference last week at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Members elected Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour as 2nd vice president.
Reps. Collins, Reed and Gibson introduce Kids Before Cons Act
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 08:25 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, officially introduced the Kids Before Cons Act Tuesday with congressmen Tom Reed, NY-23, and Chris Gibson, NY-19, as co-sponsors.

This legislation will prohibit the use of federal taxpayer dollars to provide a college education to convicted criminals.

"The governor's latest plan to fund college educations for convicted criminals using taxpayer dollars is an insult to law-abiding citizens all across our state," Collins said. "That is why, in response, I am introducing legislation that will ensure no federal taxpayer dollars are used to fund higher education for criminals.

Western New York pays tribute to Shirley Chisholm
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Members of the Western New York community came together Tuesday at Forest Lawn to pay tribute to Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to Congress, who was recently honored by the U.S. Postal Service with the issuance of a limited-edition Black Heritage Forever Stamp.
Warm up with 'SEAsonings' at Aquarium of Niagara
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 12:30 pm
Had enough slipping and sliding, sneezing and freezing? No need for cold medicine, just drop by the Aquarium of Niagara Thursday, March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. It's time for the annual winter fundraiser "SEAsonings - The Original Taste of Niagara."
21st annual 'Baskets O'Plenty Auction' to benefit people with developmental disabilities
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 21st annual "Baskets O'Plenty Auction" is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, at BPO Elks Lodge No. 346.
House Majority Leader Cantor to speak at Daemen lecture series
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 01:30 pm
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a leading voice on the economy and job creation, will speak at 2 p.m. March 10 in Daemen's College Wick Campus Center Social Room as part of the college's newly established Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series. Congressman Chris Collins will introduce him.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives chest pain center re-accreditation
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:10 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received full accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as a "chest pain" center. Mount St. Mary's is the only hospital in Niagara County with this prestigious accreditation and one of only two in all of Western New York.
Välkommen till Lewiston
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston welcomed two unique visitors last weekend: Christel Jönsson and Lennart Persson of Höganas, Sweden.
Congressman Collins seeks to block federal dollars for criminal college program
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 02:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins will introduce legislation to prohibit the use of federal taxpayer dollars to provide a college education to convicted criminals. The pending legislation is in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announced plan to use taxpayer dollars to fund college degree programs for convicted criminals in New York state prisons.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons provides states with funding for educational and other programs at state prisons and correctional facilities. Collins' legislation would ban states from using the federal taxpayer dollars to fund college degree programs for convicted criminals.

NIMAC vice chair meets with top Air Force leaders at 2014 civic leaders conference in Washington
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 12:10 pm
Merrell Lane, vice chairman of the Niagara Military Affairs Council and a member of the Air Force chief of staff's civic leaders program, recently met with top leaders of the U.S. Air Force at the 2014 Air Force Civic Leader Program Conference in Washington, D.C.
Tully's Restaurants presents 'Special Thursdays' to benefit Special Olympics
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 12:05 pm
Tully's Good Times Restaurants in Amherst, Clarence and Cheektowaga have joined forces with the Special Olympics NY Western Region to raise money for the upcoming Special Olympics New York State Summer Games, taking place June 6-8.
Artpark announces Arctic Monkeys as a 'Coors Light Wednesday' concert
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 12:35 pm
Artpark & Company announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that English indie band Arctic Monkeys will perform June 18 as part of the "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series in the Outdoor Amphitheater.
Niagara County first in state to oppose Cuomo's college for criminals idea
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 11:00 am
Niagara County lawmakers were outraged Tuesday night at plans by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to give taxpayer-funded college degrees to hardened criminals doing time in New York's prisons - and became the first county in the state to go on the record opposing the prison perk.

In a rare show of bipartisan anger at the Democratic governor, county legislators unanimously passed a resolution that opposed Cuomo's college-for-criminals scheme and called on the New York State Legislature to block it. The resolution was sponsored by every single member of the County Legislature's Republican and Democratic caucuses.

Grisanti launches petition against free college for prisoners
Tue, Feb 18th 2014 03:10 pm
New York State Sen. Mark J. Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, announced Tuesday he has launched an online petition to gather public opposition to a recent proposal by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to give taxpayer-subsidized college classes to inmates at 10 state prisons.

The petition, "Say 'NO' To Free College For Prisoners," went live Tuesday.

"I have received numerous phone calls, emails and Facebook messages related to this initiative, and the overwhelming percentage of them are negative," Grisanti said.

"I support rehabilitation and reduced recidivism, but not on the taxpayer's dime, when so many individuals and families in New York are struggling to meet the ever-rising costs of higher education," he added.

Grisanti will back Compassionate Care Act
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 08:25 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, announced Monday he will support the Compassionate Care Act, which would legalize the use of medical marijuana to treat certain diseases.

Under the legislation, licensed health care professionals would strictly supervise any use of medical marijuana. This stands to be the toughest and most regulated legislation in the nation.

"To a great extent, my decision to support this legislation resulted from my conversations with the Conte family, who are constituents of mine," Grisanti explained. "Anna Conte, who is 8 years old, suffers from Dravet syndrome, an extremely rare form of epilepsy."

Dr. Gary Praetzel stepping aside after 35 years at Niagara University
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:45 am
Dr. Gary D. Praetzel, the man responsible for establishing Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management and forging NU's reputation as a worldwide leader in hospitality training, will retire at the conclusion of the academic year.
'GRoW House' lands UB a spot in national Solar Decathlon
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:10 am
University at Buffalo students and professors will build a 1,400-square-foot solar-powered home as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy's elite Solar Decathlon competition.
NTCC names winner in 'Love Letters' contest
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Many "Love Letters" to Niagara touched the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. staff, but none more so than the one submitted by Beverly Weigel of Niagara Falls.
Artpark welcomes Morrissey
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 01:10 pm
Artpark & Company and Funtime Presents welcome Morrissey to Lewiston for a concert Monday, June 16. Kristeen Young is the opening act. It's a 7 p.m. gate.
National Fuels warns extreme cold to impact heating costs
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:10 pm
An early start to the winter heating season, coupled with sustained cold weather in January, has National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. urging consumers to consider budget billing to spread out heating bill balances over 12 months and to check to see if they qualify for available payment assistance programs.

Without question, this winter has been cold. The month of November was 11. 7 percent colder than normal, December was 5.4 percent colder, and January was 11.7 percent colder than normal. When compared to last year, January 2014 was a staggering 29 percent colder than 2013.

2014 WNY Boat Show to be held at Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Marine Trades Association of WNY has announced the 2014 WNY Boat Show will once again be held at The Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse. Buffalo's premier boat dealers will present brand-new product, from cruisers and pontoon boats to wakeboarding and fishing boats, personal watercraft and much more.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops now accepting scholarship applications
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, which supports local high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the foodservice and hospitality industries. The scholarship awards up to five winners with $1,000 each to be applied toward college education.
Ceretto meets with Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, met Monday with Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano in his Albany office. Collesano was in Albany for the New York Conference of Mayor's annual Winter Legislative Meeting.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board moving forward on South Aud Block Plans
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 11:15 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and moved forward on plans to redevelop the South Aud Block at Canalside in Buffalo by entering into contracts with Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn, a Perkins Eastman Company, and Fontanese Folts Aurbrecht Ernst for architectural and engineering services.
4th annual E-Scrap 4 Camp fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:50 am
Sunnking Inc., in partnership with Camp Good Days and Special Times, has created a program called "E-Scrap 4 Camp." This program facilitates the recycling of old electronics from participating local businesses to generate funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times.
State Board of Regents candidate Polka has main focus on students
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, Feb. 13, Niagara Falls High School will host a rescheduling of an education summit to discuss the impact of the Common Core Standards on New York state schools. One of the summit's key speakers will be Dr. Walter Polka, a Niagara University professor and former superintendent of the Lewiston-Porter Central School District.
Yes, it has been that cold
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:00 am
Though temperatures in the area warmed up a bit at the start of the month, ice fishing continued at Wilson Harbor.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce names gala honorees
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 12:50 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 16, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Cuomo announces launch of America's largest business plan competition
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of the largest business competition in the U.S. Details for the Buffalo competition, as well as its new brand, 43North (www.43North.org), were revealed at a press conference at One Canalside, a newly rehabbed building overlooking the transformative new construction along Buffalo's waterfront.
CVS Caremark to stop selling tobacco at all CVS/pharmacy locations
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:40 pm
CVS Caremark announced today it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its more than 7,600 CVS/pharmacy stores across the U.S. by Oct. 1, making CVS/pharmacy the first national pharmacy chain to take this step in support of the health and well-being of its patients and customers.

"Ending the sale of cigarettes and tobacco products at CVS/pharmacy is the right thing for us to do for our customers and our company to help people on their path to better health," said Larry J. Merlo, president and CEO of CVS Caremark. "Put simply, the sale of tobacco products is inconsistent with our purpose."

NTCC encourages visitors, residents to write 'Love Letters to Niagara USA'
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:20 am
"Love Letters to Niagara USA" is an anthology of reflections on places and people in Niagara County, by local residents or visitors to the region.
NIMAC recognizes graduates of 2013 Niagara Commanders program
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council recently recognized nine regional leaders for successful completion of the organization's Niagara Commanders program.
 


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