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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.
And winter continues ...
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
What has now become the winter of discontent for many continues seemingly unabated in the Buffalo-Niagara area.
Before the Bridges: When ferry boats plied the river
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:30 am
Shirley Kreger Luther was with the first group to walk over the North Grand Island Bridge on wooden planks during the final phase of construction in 1934, before the bridge was even open to traffic.
Niagara University: Niagara Global Tourism Institute advisory board announced
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 11:00 am
The Niagara Global Tourism Institute advisory board will be co-chaired by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, and Christopher Schoepflin, president and CEO of USA Niagara Development Corp.
Big additions eyed for Village of Lewiston
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
It could be a busy spring in the Village of Lewiston.
Residents asked to keep hydrants clear
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:10 pm
Niagara County's fire coordinator urged county residents to ensure fire hydrants are dug out, noting the extra time firefighters spend shoveling their way to buried hydrants can prove disastrous during a fire.
Sanborn Mill is anything but run of the mill
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 07:00 am
The Sanborn Mill Co-op is the sort of store where a customer can walk in with no expectations and somehow still leave with the last thing they expected, be it an old stepladder, a Ziploc bag of wine corks or a bottle of homemade skin cream.
First Niagara provides funding for Horizon Village Terrace House improvements
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to help Horizon Health Services construct a new withdrawal services waiting area at Horizon Village Terrace House.
Daemen students involved in life-changing medical mission to Dominican Republic
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
Impoverished residents in a small Dominican Republic village received much-needed medical care from Daemen College students and faculty during a recent international mission trip, an annual college effort that's estimated to have assisted more than 7,000 individuals over the past 15 years.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce to honor businesses, individuals at 10th anniversary gala
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 03:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
New York state's largest marina set to receive transformation
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 11:55 am
Plans to upgrade slips, electrical and water service, lighting, dining facilities and other amenities at the marina at Buffalo Harbor State Park are one step closer as a new operator has been selected, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today.
Five tips to save money, time in your small business
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 03:50 pm
There are two things most small business owners have in common: limited time and limited finances. If you're an entrepreneur, finding ways to make the most of both is crucial for your sanity and success.
Erie County: Poloncarz, Burstein address importance of measles vaccinations
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Chief Medical Officer of Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo Dr. Stephen Turkovich, and Dr. Shamim Islam, M.D., of the division of infectious diseases at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to discuss the importance of measles vaccinations in stopping the spread of the disease.
Lewiston: Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center celebrates Black History Month
Thu, Feb 5th 2015 03:20 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a special ceremony Thursday as part of its Black History Month celebration. The hospital honored two associates, one department, and heard remarks from community activist Kenneth Hamilton.
Cummings Foundation awards $1 million to UB's new medical school
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 05:15 pm
The James H. Cummings Foundation of Buffalo has given $1 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
New three-minute video of historic Niagara Falls climb now available
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
An extended version of Will Gadd's globally viewed ascent of the frozen Niagara Falls is now available, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today on the week anniversary of the remarkable feat.
Big in Buffalo: NBC claims highest Super Bowl overnight rating ever
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
Super Bowl XLIX, which featured the New England Patriots' thrilling 28-24 victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in one of the greatest Super Bowls ever, delivered the highest Super Bowl metered market rating in history with a 49.7/72 overnight rating/share on NBC, according to data released today by The Nielsen Company.