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Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. debuts new Niagara USA website
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:55 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. launched its new website Wednesday as part of its quarterly sales meeting. Located at http://www.niagara-usa.com/, the website provides guests with numerous things to do and offers ways to explore Niagara Falls. It also provides trip-planning tips and hotel reservation options.
Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls launches new menu
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:55 pm
The Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, officially unveiled its new menu Wednesday. The global restaurant chain is promoting its new fare with the slogan "It Tastes As Good As It Sounds," which emphasizes the eatery's unique connection to the music industry.
Op-ed: Old Fort Niagara's visitor admissions up dramatically
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 10:20 am
When the New York Times named Niagara Falls to its list of "52 Places to Go in 2014" earlier this year, the iconic photo of the waterfalls themselves was not what was featured. Instead, a photo of Old Fort Niagara's French Castle was selected to accompany the article.
Leadership Niagara recognized nationally for excellence in innovation
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:45 pm
Leadership Niagara will be recognized nationally for "Excellence in Innovation" by the Association of Leadership Programs on Friday, April 4, at the Southeast Regional Conference in Atlanta.

The award will be presented to Leadership Niagara's executive director, Molly Anderson, who has been at the helm of the organization for the past five years. She was invited to present her program's innovation and best practices to leadership professionals who will be attending the conference.

"In recent years, Leadership Niagara has innovated and transformed a great organization. We are sharply focused on achieving more for our participants and our region," Anderson said. "It is an honor to be recognized among hundreds of our peer leadership organizations for all the hard work thus far."

Grisanti names Loretta Thomas 'Veteran of the Month'
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti is proud to announce Loretta S. Thomas is the third recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
NU College of Hospitality and Tourism partners with Memorial to develop new food service experience
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is joining forces with Niagara University to deliver an exciting new food service experience for hospital visitors, staff, students and volunteers.
Hospitals face off to raise money for cancer research
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:55 pm
Skaters from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center faced off Friday at the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion in a spirited contest to raise money for cancer research.
First Niagara provides funding for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 05:45 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. are partnering to provide food for local families in need through the community soup kitchen. The kitchen opens its doors six days a week for a well-rounded, nutritious lunch.
First Niagara teaches financial literacy to refugee youth
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 12:20 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Jericho Road Community Health Center are partnering to provide afterschool program support for local refugee students and create education opportunities that will enrich their academic and social skills.
Niagara Falls City Council approves use of $250,000 in casino funds for Memorial's new Cardiac/Stroke Care Center
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's cardiac/stroke care center campaign received an important boost Monday with the approval of a $250,000 construction grant by the Niagara Falls City Council.
Ceretto sees progress in expansion of aquarium and outdoor recreation in Niagara Falls
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, said he views the recent news of the expansion of the Aquarium of Niagara and recreational activities along the waterfront as a sign of the progress Niagara Falls has made in the three years since he took office. When completed, he said these expansions will provide more tourist attractions to keep visitors in the city longer, providing a boost to the various hospitality-related businesses in the city.

The projects are being supported by state investments through the "Buffalo Billion," the Power Proceeds Allocation Board and a $40 million economic development competition for Niagara Falls tourism.

Explore & More announces two new capital gifts totaling $1 million-plus
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:35 pm
Explore & More today has two major gifts totaling more than $1 million in contributions to the museum's recently launched capital campaign for its new facility, which is opening at Canalside in 2016.
Second annual Poverty Conference brings community together to advocate for the poor
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 11:45 am
The statistics are alarming.

According to a community report released by the John R. Oishei Foundation's Mobile Safety-Net Team, poverty in Niagara Falls is growing, while the city's population is shrinking.

Tickets available for second annual 'BuffaLoveFest'
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 01:55 pm
Tickets are now on sale for the second annual "BuffaLoveFest," an event featuring all things "Buffalo." "BuffaLoveFest" will take place Friday, May 30, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Buffalo Zoo.
An evening of 'SEAsonings'
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:55 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara held its annual fundraising event "SEAsonings - The Original Taste of Niagara" on Thursday. Featured were samplings of food and beverages, as well as the premier of a new sea lion show.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary commits $100,000 to Cardiac/Stroke Care Center campaign
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 08:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary President Jane Grenke, right, and Vice President for Operations Patricia Berggren, center, presented a $100,000 auxiliary gift to medical center Vice President for Foundation and Community Relations Ann Marie Tucker.
Impact Artists Gallery to present wearable art runway competition
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:50 pm
Pictured, event organizers, artist/designer Mary Grace Ohrum (left) of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, and Celina M. Robinson of the Monarchs Dance Co. of Buffalo oversee a casting call of models Sunday at the Tri-Main Center in Buffalo.
NYPA to develop energy master plan for City of Buffalo
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 06:15 pm
The New York Power Authority Thursday announced work is underway on an energy master plan for the City of Buffalo to reduce overall energy costs and carbon emissions, advance energy sustainability, and support green industries and jobs. In addition, a new page on the NYPA website has been created to solicit ideas from the public and present details about the master plan process.

The energy master plan being undertaken in partnership with the City of Buffalo is one of five such plans NYPA is spearheading for New York municipalities. The other cities are Albany, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers.

Nominate a recipient for 9th annual 'Key to the Locks' award
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:05 pm
Do you know someone who deserves the "Key to the Locks" award? Once again, a Niagara County citizen will receive this honor as one who "best promotes and exemplifies the community spirit, heritage and integrity of the historic Erie Canal." This year's "Key to the Locks" award will be presented Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m., at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport.

If you'd like to recommend a recipient, visit the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., or Niagara County Historian's Office, 139 Niagara St., for a nomination form. You can also visit Niagara History Center's website at http://niagarahistory.org/9th-annual-key-to-locks-award/ for a copy of the form.

Roswell Park: Secondhand smoke exposure linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 03:30 pm
Secondhand smoking is linked with pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, according to new research from scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo. The study findings, published online by the journal Tobacco Control, mark a significant step toward clarifying the risks of secondhand smoke exposure.
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village plans three March events
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 01:25 pm
A volunteer open house, student art show and the popular "Museum After Hours" event will take place in March at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.
WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party returns to Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 01:25 pm
More than 2,500 guests will fill The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.) for the 32nd annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration, hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Monday, March 17, beginning at 5 p.m.
Falls pastor honored at Black History celebration
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:25 am
It was standing-room-only Friday as Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center held its seventh annual Black History celebration luncheon and wellness fair.
KHM Counseling of Niagara debuts new location
Tue, Feb 18th 2014 03:05 pm
KHM Counseling of Niagara, a Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce member, held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony Thursday, Feb. 13, at its new office location at the Power City Building in Niagara Falls. Tours of the historic Power City Building were given during the open house celebration.
NTCC names winner in 'Love Letters' contest
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Many "Love Letters" to Niagara touched the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. staff, but none more so than the one submitted by Beverly Weigel of Niagara Falls.
Grants boost Erie Canal education and preservation
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:40 pm
Ten innovative education and preservation projects will get off the ground this year with funding support from Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Congressman Brian Higgins joined representatives from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to announce $65,630 in grants, which will be matched by an additional $478,000 in private and public project funding raised by grant recipients.

The grants are aimed at inspiring people to learn more about New York's legendary canals and further explore the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Congressman Higgins, Buffalo History Museum announce homecoming for Tim Russert exhibit
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and The Buffalo History Museum Executive Director Melissa Brown have announced plans to relocate the "Inside Tim Russert's Office: If It's Sunday, It's 'Meet the Press' " exhibit currently at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to The Buffalo History Museum in Western New York.

"I am honored to be a part of the effort to bring a very personal piece of Tim Russert's life and work home to Buffalo," Higgins said. "We are thankful to the Russert family and commend the great cooperation between The Buffalo History Museum and Newseum to make this all happen. Tim and the Buffalo community always shared a unique love and respect for one another, and with this move that bond lives on."

'Think Fair Thoughts!' campaign to countdown 175 days until 175th Erie County Fair
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:25 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society has created a countdown until the gates open for the 175th Erie County Fair, Aug. 6-17, with a "Think Fair Thoughts" marketing campaign.

"Only 175 days will separate Western New York from the food, rides, shows, blue ribbons and livestock the fair brings," said Jessica Underberg, assistant fair manager. "Although snow covers the grounds and temperatures hover in the single digits, we invite fairgoers to think of hot August days filled with friends, family and fun at the fair."

Ceretto meets with North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto met with North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt at the Capitol on the New York Conference of Mayor's annual Winter Legislative Meeting. Ceretto and Ortt talked about local issues in North Tonawanda that affect their constituents and actions the state can take to help North Tonawanda lower its costs and deliver better services.
2014 WNY Boat Show to be held at Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Marine Trades Association of WNY has announced the 2014 WNY Boat Show will once again be held at The Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse. Buffalo's premier boat dealers will present brand-new product, from cruisers and pontoon boats to wakeboarding and fishing boats, personal watercraft and much more.
The Fresh Air Fund awards local volunteers at annual conference
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Cheryl Flick, Nanette Rung, Christina Carter, Jennifer Kreutz-Castro, Chris Tedesco, and Marci Kramer were recently presented with the "Volunteer Team of the Year" award at the 2014 Fresh Air Fund Volunteer Leadership Conference.
Catholic Academy students make donation to Community Missions
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 02:35 pm
Mary Beth Smiths' fourth-grade class from Catholic Academy visited Community Missions recently to donate baby items and funds from the school's walk-a-thon.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board moving forward on South Aud Block Plans
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 11:15 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and moved forward on plans to redevelop the South Aud Block at Canalside in Buffalo by entering into contracts with Ehrenkrantz, Eckstut & Kuhn, a Perkins Eastman Company, and Fontanese Folts Aurbrecht Ernst for architectural and engineering services.
4th annual E-Scrap 4 Camp fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days and Special Times
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 09:50 am
Sunnking Inc., in partnership with Camp Good Days and Special Times, has created a program called "E-Scrap 4 Camp." This program facilitates the recycling of old electronics from participating local businesses to generate funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times.
Cuomo announces launch of America's largest business plan competition
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of the largest business competition in the U.S. Details for the Buffalo competition, as well as its new brand, 43North (www.43North.org), were revealed at a press conference at One Canalside, a newly rehabbed building overlooking the transformative new construction along Buffalo's waterfront.
Niagara Catholic ready for Mardi Gras auction
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 11:35 am
Sean and Doreen O'Connor, chair couple for the 2014 Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction, stop by to admire baskets and donations put together by Cindy Williams, Patti Rougeux, Jane Macri and Maureen Olson.
NTCC encourages visitors, residents to write 'Love Letters to Niagara USA'
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 09:20 am
"Love Letters to Niagara USA" is an anthology of reflections on places and people in Niagara County, by local residents or visitors to the region.
Higgins stands with residents, business, nonprofits impacted by proposed shutdown of Amherst Social Security office
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins stood with Western New York residents, businesses, and employees concerned the proposal to close the Social Security office in Amherst would have a serious impact on the population it serves.
Higgins signs on to legislation that would aid Bethlehem Steel claimants
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced he has cosponsored two bills that would aid former Bethlehem Steel employees, and families of former employees, in receiving the compensation they are due for health issues resulting from unknown exposure to toxins during their employment.
Buffalo's own Jester
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes Jester the California sea lion.

Jester was born at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., in May 2002. He was a part of the U.S. marine mammal Navy program until December 2006, when he was transferred to the Aquarium of Niagara.

 


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