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Ortt delivers for Niagara County
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 04:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, delivered a combined $90,000 Monday in state funding to support programs, services and public safety efforts in Niagara County. The senator secured the funds as part of the 2015-16 state budget.
Arctic Edge exhibit opens at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:40 pm
There's a lot to see in the Buffalo Zoo's new Arctic Edge exhibit ... but its star is one particular 450-pound diva: Luna.
Niagara Falls: Golisano Center taking shape on 10th Street
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
The walls are going up fast and interior electrical work has begun as the future Golisano Center for Community Health takes shape on the 10th Street side of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Nemi, McNall praise preservation of murals
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
A pair of county lawmakers from Lockport is praising the preservation of a pair of historically significant murals painted by tuberculosis patients by the new owners of the county's former nursing home.
Aquarium of Niagara: New fall hours, new program prices
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
After Labor Day, the Aquarium of Niagara will close at 5:30 p.m. with last admittance at 5 p.m. Daily opening is 9 a.m.
Walking for a cause
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 02:55 pm
Starting Sept. 1, Margaret Brant and Ruthy Warda are walking all the way from Lockport to Albany - more than 400 miles. The dynamic duo will donate funds raised to help support Lockport CARES, the emergency homeless shelter on Genesee Street.
Assembly helps assist funding for Kenmore Mercy Hospital improvements
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:45 pm
Thanks to $50,000 in local initiative funding from Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently added a specially equipped bariatric room on its 2 West Patient Care Unit to accommodate inpatients weighing 300 pounds or more.
'Peace Garden Painting Parties' with Thomas Paul Asklar
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:35 pm
Lewiston artist and art educator Thomas Paul Asklar is offering summer painting workshop parties for adults in the Lewiston Peace Garden at 6 p.m. Wednesdays from Aug. 19 through Sept. 16.
McNall: Auction off 50 Main Street
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, said the county should move aggressively to return a downtown building, purchased by county government as part of a three-building sale in April, to the tax rolls and productive use.
Community celebrates service of WWII veterans Claire Smith and Frank Parlato
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:00 pm
During the Wingate Wallace "National Night Out" block party Tuesday, community leaders and residents took time to recognize the military service of two of their neighbors who served during World War II: Private First Class Frank W. Parlato, who served in the United States Army, and Claire Ruth Swanson Smith, who served in the United States Navy WAVES program during the war.
Erie County establishes Blue Star Memorial Marker at Chestnut Ridge Park
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:40 pm
A Blue Star Memorial Marker to honor past, present and future members of this nation's Armed Forces has been placed at Chestnut Ridge Park in the Town of Orchard Park.
Cuomo announces completion of Greenbelt Public Pathway extension
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the Greenbelt Public Pathway extension along the Outer Harbor in the City of Buffalo.
Niagara County: 'Explore Niagara USA' in summer vacation photo contest
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 02:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the "Explore Niagara USA Fun Photo Contest." Get involved by submitting Instagram or digital photos on Twitter, using the tag #ExploreNiagaraUSA or upload directly on Facebook.
Niagara Falls: Rappelling for a good cause
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 10:30 am
Sherri and Tom Litz of Buffalo were among the more than 70 who participated Friday in the "Over the Edge" fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics of New York. They rappelled down the roof of the 357-feet, 27-story Seneca Niagara Resort & Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.
Maid of the Mist to extend season into November
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 03:40 pm
Maid of the Mist, one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions, will extend its 2015 season through Nov. 8, adding one week to the season, which typically concludes at the end of October.
Improvements underway at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
Interior work is well underway at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, as the initial phases of a $3 million-plus Erie County investment in houses 2 and 3 begin to take shape.
Scottish Festival among August events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
Four events and a special collaborative effort with several other cultural attractions are planned during the month of August at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.
Russian-born fashion designer making a name for herself in Buffalo
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 02:00 pm
Meet Kristina Fehktman, 25, who hails from the Russia-Ukraine border.
Ortt, Walmart present WNY Warriors Flight with $20,000 grant
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:50 pm
The Western New York Warriors Flight received a grant of $20,000 from the Walmart Foundation Thursday as part of both organizations' commitments to serving this nation's heroes.
VIDEO: SkyWheel - 'The Wheel of Death' - at Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 02:40 pm
A series of three breath-taking attractions are planned for this summer outside of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in downtown Niagara Falls.
Billoni's Buffalo Niagara Views: Regardless of rain, Ride for Roswell a rousing success
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 10:35 am
The Ride For Roswell, the single largest fundraising event in Western New York, and North America's largest single-day cycling fundraiser, concluded its 20th year this past weekend by raising a total of $4.5 million for cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
RealtyUSA raises funds for WNY Heroes
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Chris Kreiger walked away from RealtyUSA Wednesday with a big check and an even larger donation. He received $815 from the Lewiston branch, which raised funds during its second annual basket auction. That donation is more than double the amount collected in 2014.
Buffalo Zoo unveils new 'Zoofari' shuttle
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo unveiled a brand new custom-designed "Zoofari" shuttle during a media event Thursday. The Zoofari shuttle will run between the zoo and a parking lot at Medaille College on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Making a splash
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Even as the Aquarium of Niagara marks its 50th anniversary, plans are afoot to bring the venerable local institution into its future.
Niagara County building renamed for Ross
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:35 pm
A unanimous Niagara County Legislature chose to honor its longest-serving chairman by naming a newly acquired county building after him the day after he leaves office, with a top county lawmaker hailing the departing presiding officer as "a great leader ... and a friend."
Higgins introduces TREAT Act to combat opioid and heroin abuse epidemic
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 12:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has introduced a bill that aims to help those affected by opioid addiction get the most effective treatment available.
Buffalo Erie Niagara land bank celebrates Lackawanna success story
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 02:55 pm
The Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corp. has announced the completion of rehabilitation work at a tax-delinquent property at 1745 Abbott Road in Lackawanna.
Community Missions honors volunteers and supporters at 23rd annual awards brunch
Fri, May 22nd 2015 11:00 am
Each year, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier takes an opportunity to honor the volunteers and supporters who make its work possible with its annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch. The 23rd edition took place at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls Thursday afternoon.
ECHDC launches new Queen City Bike Ferry
Mon, May 18th 2015 12:15 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. cut the ribbon Monday on the Queen City Bike Ferry to Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The brand-new multihull ferry will carry pedestrians and their bikes across the Buffalo River from Canalside to the First Buffalo Marina, where they can disembark and enjoy touring Outer Harbor sites and beyond.
Niagara Falls: NTCC celebrates hospitality employees with 'Day of Appreciation'
Wed, May 6th 2015 03:10 pm
In recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week, and in preparation for the kickoff to the 2015 summer tourism season, the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. hosted a "Day of Appreciation" Wednesday for hospitality employees throughout Niagara County.
Residents 'Re-Imagine Oliver Street'
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:35 pm
Breathing new life into an old neighborhood is the plan of action for North Tonawanda's Oliver Street in the coming years, at least if Lumber City Development Corporation has anything to say about it.
Phase two construction underway at Black Rock Canal Park
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Erie County's Black Rock Canal Park is undergoing significant upgrades this spring.
Made in America Store grand opening April 25 at Walden Galleria Mall
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 11:15 am
The area's largest shopping mall, Walden Galleria, is adding the only store in the U.S. to sell 100-percent American-made products to its diverse retail offerings. The grand-opening celebration of the Made in America Store begins with a 1 p.m. ribbon cutting Saturday, April 25, followed by light refreshments.
Wearable art on 'AM Buffalo'
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 07:00 am
Wearable art was among the topics on a recent edition of WKBW Channel 7's "AM Buffalo."
WNY Adaptive Water Sports to hold fundraiser
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Western New York Adaptive Water Sports embarks on a new summer season of sports that are accessible for the disabled.
Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association sponsor 'Heavy Hearts, Helping Hands'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
The Niagara Hospice bereavement team recently presented a seminar to the Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association at UB's Center for Tomorrow.
Billoni's Buffalo-Niagara Views: 'Rexmania' in full force
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 11:30 am
Usually when Debbie and I are on vacation and I am walking around wearing my Buffalo Bills cap, we are greeted with "Still snowing in Buffalo," or "When will the Buffalo Bills ever win?"
Buffalo native serves aboard USS New Orleans
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
A 2006 Depew High School graduate and Buffalo native is serving aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), one of the Navy's newest and most advanced amphibious ships, designed to deliver Marines and their equipment to and from war zones.
NCCC horticulture earns best in show at Plantasia
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:00 pm
The Niagara County Community College horticulture program, in partnership with the McKinley High School and Adult Continuing Education horticulture programs, earned the Overall Best in Show award at Plantasia.