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Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Niagara River habitat conservation strategy, launches campaign to protect headwater forestland important to urban drinking water
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
A three-year long Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper strategic initiative assessing and identifying the critical habitats for the more than 900,000-acre Niagara River watershed was recently completed through the Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Calling all mini rock stars: Hard Rock Cafe hosts 'Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?' contest
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 02:45 pm
Hard Rock is rolling out the red carpet for its youngest rock stars to show off their best impressions. To launch the Hard Rock "Roxtars" program, Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, will host the "Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?" contest Saturday, Nov. 1.
Niagara Arts Guild announces show winners
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 07:00 am
Winners of The Niagara Arts Guild Fall Art Show were announced at the Lockside Art Center at the show's recent opening reception.
Buffalo Museum of Science to open 'Pandas: The Journey Home' in National Geographic 3D Cinema
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 11:50 am
The giant panda is one of the rarest species on this planet. Shy, elusive and gentle creatures, they once ranged in great numbers between Beijing and the Himalayas. But now, after centuries of human expansion and destruction of their habitat, the giant pandas are on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 1,600 remaining.
Peace Center protests outside Falls air base
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 11:15 am
The Western New York Peace Center held a Vigil to Keep Space for Peace outside the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base Saturday, as part of the Global Action Day Against the Use of Drones for Surveillance and Killing, which included events hosted worldwide.
Heart of Niagara at Boulevard Mall with Buffy, Butch and Violet
Thu, Oct 9th 2014 11:45 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday at the Sears courtyard inside the Boulevard Mall, corner Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road, Amherst.
Combatting domestic violence in Niagara Falls
Sat, Oct 4th 2014 07:00 am
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family and Children's Service of Niagara Inc. joined with officials from the PASSAGE Shelter and Niagara Falls Police Department Wednesday to mark the first-ever Domestic Violence Ribbon Walk and "Unmasking Domestic Violence" art exhibit in the Cataract City.
Hair's to you
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 08:30 pm
This past Thursday, Sandy Santos, Complete Senior Care PACE participant and a Niagara Falls resident, had her head shaved by Complete Senior Care employee and breast cancer survivor Kim Williamson.
Higgins, Ryan endorse Riverkeeper plan for Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 08:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced they are endorsing a plan for the development of Buffalo's Outer Harbor that was created by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper.
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, fights breast cancer through Pinktober
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:30 pm
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, is uniting fans, musicians and survivors in honor of the brand's 15th annual Pinktober campaign.
'Walkable, Bikeable Niagara Falls'
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 03:00 pm
"Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play," a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, will host a "Walkable, Bikeable Niagara Falls" workshop Oct. 7 at the Niagara Falls Public Library on Main Street.
Pendleton dedicates marker celebrating founding
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
Town residents and local officials showed up in force Thursday to dedicate a new historic marker that celebrates the founding of a small Erie Canal village that went on to become the modern town of Pendleton.
Year-round family fun at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating its 50th year of operation in 2015, and the community is invited to become part of a very special experience.
5th annual Oktoberfest held on Old Falls Street Saturday, Oct. 4
Thu, Sep 25th 2014 11:05 am
Live German-themed entertainment will be provided throughout the day by the Bergholz German Band, the German American Musicians, and the SGTV Edelweiss Dancers. Festival guests will also enjoy a wide variety of traditional German food, beer and wine vending, as well as other food and merchandise vendors.
Cuomo announces new SolarCity GigaFactory complex at RiverBend
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a new, 1 million-square-foot site for the future SolarCity GigaFactory facility, which will manufacture solar panels at the RiverBend site in South Buffalo. The governor was in Buffalo to officially break ground on the project, which will create more than 3,000 jobs in Western New York alone, and a total of nearly 5,000 jobs in the state. The SolarCity facility will be the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 1 gigawatt of annual solar capacity when it reaches full production.

"We said four years ago that we have to change the mentality of Buffalo, and every day since we have been working hard to continue this new energy and momentum in Western New York," Cuomo said.

Fire at Norampac
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:25 am
A massive, smoky fire at a containerboard factory in Niagara Falls on Saturday brought multiple volunteer fire departments to assist city firefighters in battling persistent flames.
Niagara County sheriffs participate in state training
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:40 pm
Forty-five law enforcement supervisors from 30 sheriffs offices around the state attended the 17th annual Law Enforcement Division Supervisor's Continuing Education Program at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs.
The Vault: A unique nightclub with comforts of your local pub
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
Located at 8676 Buffalo Ave., in the heart of the LaSalle District of Niagara Falls, stands The Vault, a unique nightclub with all the comforts of your local pub.
New electric vehicle charging stations installed at Niagara Falls International Airport
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls International Airport has two new charging stations for airport traveler use, as part of a statewide network of up to 3,000 EV charging stations slated for public and workplace locations across New York by 2018. The charging stations are being undertaken through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Charge NY" initiative, launched last year.
Buffalo Harbor State Park seeks partner
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have released a request for proposals to identify an operator for the 1,037-slip boat marina and ancillary services at Buffalo Harbor State Park.

The RFP calls for an experienced marina operator to operate, maintain and improve facilities that include the marina, a restaurant building, parking spaces and several smaller buildings. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, Oct. 29. The lease would begin prior to the start of the 2015 boating season.

Buffalo Maritime Festival: A celebration of all things nautical
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 07:00 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. invites the public to experience a celebration of all things that have made the Buffalo community a historic lakefront destination.

The Buffalo Maritime Festival at Canalside begins Friday at 3 p.m. with a boat parade and the arrival of the majestic U.S. Brig Niagara, which will serve as a centerpiece for three full days of events and activities that run through Sunday. Tug DeWitt Clinton and the Spirit of Buffalo, a U.S. Coast Guard Response Boat, plus dozens of other classic boats will join the brig.

NOTL Rotary donates times, talents
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:10 pm
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club was on site at the Terry Fox Run in Niagara-on-the-Lake on Sunday cooking hot dogs and hamburgers to raise funds to support cancer research.
Castellani to open new exhibition by Buffalo artist alexandra spaulding
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:50 pm
The latest exhibition in the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's TopSpin Series opens this Sunday with "alexandra spaulding: the one that I've kept closest." An opening reception is set for 2-4 p.m. with an artist talk at 3 p.m.
Buffalo Common Council President Pridgen unveils Buffalo City Mission expansion plans
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Buffalo Common President Darius Pridgen announced the Buffalo City Mission's ambitious plans to eliminate homelessness in Buffalo by 2020, and also discussed further advancements for the city's green code. The City Mission's new development project will provide housing and human services that are in line with the Homeless Alliance of Western New York's 10-year plan to end homelessness.

The City Mission's plans mainly focus on the much-needed expansion of its current over-capacity, one-story facility on Tupper Street. The project calls for a three-story, redeveloped campus that will supply more living space and needed services for guests of the mission struggling with homelessness.

UB announces agreement to sell former EOC building
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
FNUB Inc., an affiliate of the University at Buffalo Foundation, has entered into an agreement to sell the former Educational Opportunity Center building, 465 Washington St., to Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.
Auto art on display at NACC
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:20 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has announced its second auto art exhibition will take place in the Main Art Gallery, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. "Auto Art: Artists & Mechanics Showcase" runs Friday Sept. 12, through Saturday, Nov 15. The exhibit will feature 20-30 artists inspired by "the American love affair with the automobile."
ECHDC holding Buffalo Outer Harbor presentation and open house
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert Gioia has announced the agency plans to hold a community open house to seek public input on a draft blueprint for the Buffalo Outer Harbor. The goal is to turn the long-neglected industrial property into a world-class mixed-use waterfront development that will combine open spaces and public waterfront access with economic activity and private investment.

Working with Empire State Development and Perkins+Will's San Francisco- and New York-based planning and architecture team, ECHDC officials want Western New Yorkers to review the draft plan, which was designed using the three preliminary plans created by the nearly 600 people who participated in multiple interactive meetings this summer.

John Prozeralik dies at 90
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:15 pm
Local businessman John Prozeralik, founder of the former John's Flaming Hearth restaurant, died Sunday, Aug. 24, at Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center.
Canalside wraps up most successful summer season ever
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has announced this summer exceeded all expectations, with more than 1 million visitors making their way down to Canalside for festivals, activities for children, concerts, arts and culture, fitness and more.
Meet 'People of Cold Springs Cemetery' with Niagara History Center re-enactors
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Enjoy a stroll through the past with "The People of Cold Springs Cemetery," Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. The Niagara History Center's "Step Back in Time Players" will take participants back to the 19th century to visit with famous Lockportians of days gone by, now residing in Cold Springs Cemetery.
Buffalo Zoo polar bear Luna recovering after fall
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:05 pm
Luna the polar bear is recovering at the Buffalo Zoo after falling into a moat over the weekend. The polar bear fell into the exhibit's protective moat Saturday afternoon.
Higgins, City of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls School District mark opening of new Gill Creek playground
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 08:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Cynthia Bianco and other community partners gathered to officially celebrate the opening of a new playground at Gill Creek Park.
Grisanti names Jason Jaskula 'Veteran of the Month'
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently named Jason Jaskula as "Veteran of the Month."

A resident of the Town of Hamburg who served in the Army with the 165th MP Company and later with Criminal Investigation Command at Fort Knox, Jaskula is the eighth recipient of the monthly honor presented by Grisanti.

"I am pleased to recognize Sgt. Maj. Jaskula for his passion not only for serving our country, but for supporting other military veterans," said Grisanti, a member of the State Senate's veterans, homeland security and military affairs committees. "His tour and military career is filled with various awards and honors, and his work with the Buffalo City Court veterans program and the Department of Veterans Affairs location in Buffalo is to be commended."

Higgins presents family of WWII Army veteran Edward J. O'Donnell with military service medals
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
WWII Army Staff Sgt. Edward Joseph O'Donnell passed away Nov. 30, 1960, but his service to his country will always be remembered.
MOPS is coming to Niagara County
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 10:15 pm
MOPS is starting a chapter in Niagara County at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls. The program will be held the first and third Tuesday of each month, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16 (9:15-11:15 a.m.).

Mothers of Pre-Schoolers is a program to meet the needs of every mom.

Ceretto advocates for new multi-use arena in Niagara Falls
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 12:05 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto is advocating for the construction of a new convention center in downtown Niagara Falls. As ranking minority member of the Assembly Tourism Committee, Ceretto sees this convention center as crucial to bringing construction jobs to the region, and enhancing Niagara Falls' long-term status as a tourism hub in New York.

"Since becoming an assemblyman in 2010, continuing Niagara Falls' legacy as a tourist hotspot in our state has been a top priority of mine," Ceretto said. "Currently, our downtown lacks the type of major draw that would bring tourists and tourism dollars into the city during the cold-weather months. Building a convention center and multi-use arena in Niagara Falls would fill that void."

Congressman Brian Higgins presents Sgt. Benjamin H. Benally with Purple Heart
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Army veteran Sgt. Benjamin Benally with the Purple Heart for injuries sustained while serving in Afghanistan.
Collins helps secure $176,703 in grants for two local fire companies
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $176,703 in federal funding for two local fire companies: Naples Fire Department in Livingston County, and Rapids Fire Co. in the Town of Lockport. The grants were allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is designed to help fire responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

"Providing the necessary funding for our first responders is an excellent use of federal resources," Collins said.

Sevenson drivers honored for safety behind the wheel
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. of Niagara Falls has honored four of its tractor-trailer drivers for a combined 1.2 million miles of safe driving.
OUN: Talent show applications accepted through Aug. 22
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
All individuals age 14 and above with a developmental disability living in or attending school/program in Niagara County are invited to tryout for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara talent show.