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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Schneiderman's coalition contends the EPA's existing emissions limits, which haven't been revised in 25 years, are outdated and leave out popular types of residential wood heaters - including outdoor wood boilers, which have proliferated in many areas of New York.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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