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Wearable Art Fashion Show proceeds benefit Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 09:00 pm
The first-ever Wearable Art Fashion Show was held to benefit the Aquarium of Niagara.
Wound Center of Niagara celebrates opening
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:40 pm
The Wound Center of Niagara celebrated its grand opening Thursday with a ribbon-cutting and open house at 620 10th St., Suite 700 - directly across the street from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. The center was developed by Memorial and RestorixHealth, one of the nation's leaders in comprehensive wound care and wound management programs.
Opportunities Unlimited gives back to United Way
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:25 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara supported the United Way by raising almost $300 through a series of bake sales coordinated by employees and program participants.
First Niagara's building renovation shows commitment to Niagara County and efficiency initiatives
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:35 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. has announced the completion of the renovation and efficiency upgrades to its administrative center at 6950 S. Transit Road in Lockport.
Cuomo announces re-opening of Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 02:05 pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of Phase 1 of the restoration of Prospect Point, which is one of the most popular areas of Niagara Falls State Park. The ribbon-cutting took place at the same time that ground was broken for Phase 2 of the restoration project. The project is part of Governor Cuomo's NY Works program.

"Niagara Falls State Park is one of Western New York's most valuable tourism assets - a stunning natural wonder that attracts millions of visitors from all across the world each year," Cuomo said. "Under our NY Works program, we have completed the first phase of restoring Prospect Point as part of an ongoing project to improve the state park and enhance the experience of those who come to visit. Coupled with our efforts to revitalize the community of Niagara Falls, this investment in the park will help attract more visitors, boost tourism in the whole region, and grow the local economy."

Roswell Park researchers receive almost $7 million in grant support for cancer research efforts
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 11:55 am
Roswell Park Cancer Institute is proud to announce several faculty members have collectively received more than $6.7 million in grant funding from federal agencies and other sources. These awards help fund important research that aims to develop new approaches to prevent and treat cancer and to improve RPCI patients' quality of life. Of those, Kelvin P. Lee, M.D., chair of the department of immunology, received three grants totaling more than $3.9 million.

Two grants are from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. They will help fund Lee's work in immunology. One is a four-year award for $2.02 million that will aid exploration of how immune responses occur and what molecular pathways are involved.

'The Lighting of the Manor' in Appleton
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
On Sunday, Dec. 1, the Winery at Marjim Manor will celebrate the holidays with "The Lighting of the Manor." Six Christmas trees, various displays and Hanukah menorah will be ablaze. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. at 7171 E. Lake Rd, Appleton.

Admittance will be a new hat, scarf or pair of mittens for the designated tree.

As part of the festivities, Manor wine presenter Kim Seddon will play Christmas carols, and Santa will be available for pictures. Nando's Pizzelles will return with a myriad of flavors. Mulled wine and mulled apple cider and other holiday treats will also be available. There will be hourly wine specials and giftwrapping.

Higgins lauds FCC proposal to scuttle blackout regulations
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 08:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins cheered a proposal announced by the Federal Communications Commission chair to eliminate federal regulations that support sports blackouts.

"Blackout rules are unfair, outdated and alienate dedicated fans," Higgins said. "I support the FCC chairwoman's proposal to eliminate federal policies that defend and allow blackouts. We will be asking the full FCC board to follow through with this recommendation, and the leagues and teams to embrace the change as a way to reach a larger audience and do the right thing for their fans."

Amberleigh Retirement Community celebrates 25th anniversary with community support
Mon, Oct 28th 2013 11:45 am
Amberleigh Retirement Community in Williamsville celebrated its 25th anniversary as an independent retirement community in Western New York.
Grisanti delivers $200,000 for Orchard Park
Mon, Oct 28th 2013 11:40 am
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, who serves as chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, has announced that, after working with town officials in Orchard Park, he has been able to secure $200,000 to help replace Green Lake Dam.

Green Lake Dam was recently reclassified by the state Department of Environmental Conservation from an intermediate hazard to a high hazard, which drew concerns from many residents and community stakeholders in Orchard Park.

Niagara Falls Memorial completes main entrance improvements
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 04:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently completed improvements to its main entrance to enhance patient and visitor access.
Hockey programming plans announced for HARBORcenter
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 03:30 pm
HARBORcenter President John Koelmel made several announcements regarding hockey programming at HARBORcenter, including the hiring of Kevyn Adams as vice president and director of the HARBORcenter Academy of Hockey, a premier hockey training and development program at the complex.
First baby delivered in new operating theater
Fri, Oct 18th 2013 09:15 pm
Women's Services Director Susan V. Martin, left, and Mitika Bailey of Niagara Falls get acquainted with Bailey's newborn daughter, Ne'vayeh Katrina Pace, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
NT: Mayor Ortt announces $343,000 grant received for Carnegie Art Center
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 03:35 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt announced the city was awarded a grant in the amount of $343,000 from the New York State Office of Community Renewal to make improvements at the Carnegie Art Center.
Lockport couple wins Amish quilt in annual history center drawing
Wed, Oct 16th 2013 07:00 am
Paul and Paula Mayers of Lockport have won a handmade Amish quilt in the Niagara History Center's 25th annual quilt drawing. This year's quilt was a double-wedding-ring pattern of black and red on a white background.
Amberleigh Retirement Community celebrating silver anniversary
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 12:40 pm
Amberleigh is celebrating 25 years of excellence in caring for seniors at its silver anniversary party. The Oct. 25 event runs from 2-4 p.m. at 2330 Maple Road, Williamsville, and the public is invited. Champagne and refreshments will be served.

Dr. Barry Weinstein (Amherst supervisor) and Assemblyman Ray Walters will be presenting proclamations. All attendees will be entered in anniversary drawings to win a full day at Excuria Salon with lunch, or a four-hour limousine service for eight from Aces Limousine Service. Tours will also be given.

UB: Taking the Internet underwater
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 12:40 pm
Wireless networks span the globe. But like a frightened toddler, they don't go underwater.

That may soon change, because University at Buffalo researchers are developing a deep-sea Internet.

DEC finds air quality around Peace Bridge is similar to other areas in the city
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 09:25 pm
Air monitoring conducted on the west side of Buffalo, near the U.S. Peace Bridge Plaza, indicates that air quality in this area is consistent with levels in the city overall and meets federal standards, according to a study released by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The study is the first phase of the Air Quality Study of the Impact of the Peace Bridge Plaza on the Surrounding Neighborhood, which will assess changes in air quality associated with the redesign of the Peace Bridge Plaza and access to I-190.
A.G. Schneiderman leads coalition suing EPA for failing to adequately limit pollution from residential wood heaters
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 08:10 pm
Leading a coalition of seven states, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced the filing of a lawsuit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by failing to adequately limit air pollution emissions from new residential wood heaters. In the legal papers, Schneiderman's coalition contends the EPA's existing emissions limits, which haven't been revised in 25 years, are outdated and leave out popular types of residential wood heaters - including outdoor wood boilers, which have proliferated in many areas of New York.
Second $4.7 million DOE grant to UB's Center for Assistive Technology
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 08:00 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for Assistive Technology has received a $ 4.7 million competitive award from the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitative Research.

The 2013-18 award was announced as CAT celebrates its 25th anniversary and brings the total amount of extramural support generated by the center to about $100 million since its founding in 1988.

Video: Flight of Five restoration project commences in Lockport
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 07:30 pm
Lockport Mayor Michael W. Tucker joined federal, state and local dignitaries Oct. 9 to mark the beginning of restoration of the famed Erie Canal Flight of Five Locks. Remarks were made during a community celebration on Canal Street in the heart of downtown Lockport.
UB and Kaleida name new pediatric surgery director and division chief
Mon, Oct 7th 2013 11:50 am
The University at Buffalo and Kaleida Health have announced the joint appointment of Carroll McWilliams (Mac) Harmon, M.D., Ph.D., as chief of the division of pediatric surgery and director of the pediatric surgery fellowship at the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; and pediatric surgeon-in-chief (chief of surgery, pediatric surgery) at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. His faculty appointment will be professor in the UB department of surgery.

Harmon, currently professor and director of pediatric surgical research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine, will begin his new positions at UB and Women & Children's Hospital on Jan. 1, 2014.

Cuomo launches development competition to revitalize downtown Niagara Falls
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday the state and the City of Niagara Falls will partner to launch the Downtown Niagara Falls Development Challenge, a major competition to select a team of world-class designers, developers and operators to envision and develop signature projects in the downtown area that will attract significant private sector investment and accelerate the revitalization of Niagara Falls. The goal of the competition is to transform downtown Niagara Falls into the ultimate tourist destination to attract and retain visitors from around the world, by building and enhancing the amenities and attractions available in the area.
Attorney General Schneiderman sues to prevent reopening of Amigone Funeral Home crematory over 'persistent environmental violations'
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 01:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced a lawsuit Tuesday to prevent Amigone Funeral Home Inc. from reopening its crematory in a residential neighborhood in the Town of Tonawanda. The crematory, which the A.G.'s camp said has a long history of generating offensive odors, soot, and excessive noise into the neighborhood, has been the source of persistent community complaints. While a July 2012 agreement with Schneiderman's office resulted in Amigone suspending operations at the crematory, the funeral home has recently signaled its intention to restart operations.
Grisanti, Pilozzi, Time Warner collect 75,000 pounds of materials at free electronics recycling event
Mon, Sep 30th 2013 08:55 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, in partnership with City of Tonawanda Mayor Ron Pilozzi, Time Warner Cable and SunnKing, hosted a free electronics recycling event in the Town of Tonawanda.
Buffalo Zoo: Polar Bear cubs back on exhibit
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 04:35 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's two polar bear cubs, Luna and Kali, are now out in their new exhibit space. Workers moved the cubs to the tiger exhibit because the growing cubs had outgrown the smaller space they were in. The Buffalo Zoo made improvements to the tiger exhibit, including deepening the pool to five feet to meet the USDA minimum standards for polar bear husbandry.

Luna and Kali will be out in the exhibit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. The tigers, which are a nocturnal species, will be in the exhibit after 2 p.m. and in the evenings.

R2-D2 meet K9: Police dogs to headline at technology forum
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 12:40 pm
The attendees at the 13th annual Technology & Homeland Security Forum are already up on languages like Java, SQL, Python and ASP.NET. But this year, the only languages that some of their presenters are familiar with are Alpo and Milk Bone.
Dr. Michael Mitchell, Aaron Wilson to direct Wound Center of Niagara
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 11:30 am
Michael J. Mitchell, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Aaron Wilson have been appointed medical director and program director, respectively, of the Wound Center of Niagara.

A general, vascular and laparoscopic surgeon, Mitchell is a graduate of Canisius College and the SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed his surgical training at SUNY Buffalo. He is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

A Niagara Falls native, Wilson holds a Bachelor of Health Science degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and spent five years working in orthopedics and wound care at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown before returning to school to complete a Bachelor of Science in nursing at Binghamton University.

Buffalo Sabres launch 'Community Assist' program
Wed, Sep 25th 2013 12:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced a new community program this season that will involve Sabres players, coaches, team officials, alumni and fans supporting a variety of different nonprofit agencies and individuals in Buffalo, Western New York and Southern Ontario. "Sabres Community Assist" will be a six-day endeavor, taking place from Oct. 18-23, that will include player visits to area nonprofit organizations, a fundraising walk to benefit the I AM effort, and will shine a light on individuals whose lives have inspired and impacted others.
Maziarz, Ceretto: Covanta to fund rodent remediation in Niagara Falls
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 12:40 pm
Covanta Niagara, the owner and operator of the energy-from-waste facility off 56th street in Niagara Falls, in partnership with State Sen. George Maziarz and Assemblyman John Ceretto, today announced a plan to help neighbors with a rodent infestation problem stemming from road construction and sewer work on Buffalo Avenue. Over the past several weeks, Covanta has been meeting with neighbors and state and local government officials to discuss the issue in the community, and hired Orkin Pest Control to conduct a survey and develop a remedial plan.
LYNC, Leadership Niagara youth program, begins at Camp Kenan
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 10:55 am
Leadership Niagara kicked off a new program year for its eight-month youth leadership development program, LYNC, at Camp Kenan in Barker this weekend. Eighty student leaders from 12 Western New York high schools gathered together for two days of orientation, leadership skills and concepts, high ropes and camping.
Buffalo River remarkable recovery continues with $44 million sediment clean up
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 05:45 pm
Community leaders, private industry, state and federal representatives joined forces to kick off the next phase of major investment into the restoration of 6.2 miles of the Buffalo River. This internationally recognized project is one of the largest river cleanups in the country.

The Buffalo River Restoration Partnership includes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes National Program Office, Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Honeywell, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Over the past decade, the combined efforts from the various partners in this partnership have leveraged nearly $75 million into restoration of the Buffalo River and its shoreline, making it one of the Great Lakes most successful revitalization efforts.

John Briglio art at Wine on Third
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 12:35 pm
Throughout this month, the art works of John Briglio will be on display at Wine on Third, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls.
Artist Char Szabo-Perricelli joins 'Dialogues on Disability Speaker Series' at Museum of disABILITY History
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 11:35 am
As part of its "Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series," the Museum of disABILITY History will welcome artist and photographer Char Szabo-Perricelli. The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Buffalo.

The artist will host a candid Q-and-A, as well as a presentation that will focus on architecture and the ability of photography to preserve and uphold the integrity of historic structures. Szabo-Perricelli will also share observations on the JN Adam Developmental Center, as well as her reflections on social attitudes toward people with disabilities.

Lt. Col. Emily Desrosier takes command of New York Air National Guard's 107th medical group
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:20 pm
A New York Air National Guard officer who spent nine years preparing to coordinate space shuttle rescue missions has taken command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Medical Group of the 107th Airlift Wing.

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