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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.

Oishei Foundation gives $5 million to UB for School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' new building
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 07:00 am
The John R. Oishei Foundation has made a gift of $5 million to the University at Buffalo to support construction of the new UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
NYPA trustees approve up to $2 million in funding for preliminary engineering for removal of section of Robert Moses Parkway
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:05 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved funding Tuesday of up to $2 million for preliminary engineering and environmental review for the first phase of the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project, which is intended to facilitate unimpeded pedestrian and bicycle access to the gorge rim from City of Niagara Falls neighborhoods abutting the Robert Moses Parkway while making possible the restoration of natural landscapes along the gorge.

"The Power Authority is happy to be able to help kick-start the initial phase of the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project," said John R. Koelmel, NYPA chairman.

Niagara USA Chamber reveals Chamber Honors award recipients
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber proudly presents the Chamber Honors 2014 annual dinner Friday, March 14, at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. This year's honorees are:
Cuomo announces Western New York's first design-build project in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that work will begin on Western New York's first design-build project to strengthen infrastructure in Niagara County. The project is composed of a $41.1 million rehabilitation of the three bridges carrying I-190 and NY Route 265 (Military Road) over the New York Power Authority reservoir in the towns of Niagara and Lewiston.

Cuomo passed New York's first design-build law in 2011, "streamlining the bureaucracy of major infrastructure projects to speed construction schedules and reduce cost."

'Love on the Rocks' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
They're not related to the colorful lovebirds of Africa, but the Aquarium of Niagara's Humboldt penguins could be called "lovebirds." So as Valentine's Day approaches, the nine penguins will be featured in a special program from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Higgins announces nearly $3 million in federal funding for projects in Williamsville, Amherst
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa and additional local leaders announced more than $2.9 million in Federal Highway Administration funding for projects in the Amherst/Williamsville area.
Univera Healthcare funds programming at new Niagara Wellness Connection Center
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 03:45 pm
Univera Healthcare has committed $70,000 over the next three years to fund behavioral health programming at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's new Niagara Wellness Connection Center, set to open at the end of January.

"The Wellness Connection Center will be the first integrated service center of its kind in Western New York," said Sheila K. Kee, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center vice president and chief operating officer. "Under one roof, at a single location, people will be able to conveniently access primary care, behavioral health treatment, screening for drug or alcohol addiction, health and wellness education, fitness activities, community support services and financial and health insurance counseling."

Bishop Malone announces revitalization of Catholic elementary schools
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Three years of exhaustive research, collaboration and consultation culminated Wednesday with the announcement by the Diocese of Buffalo of the implementation of "Faith in Tomorrow," the strategic vision for Catholic elementary schools.

The Very Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, said the diocese and The BISON Fund are collaborating on a plan to fund new scholarships for students who have applied to transfer out of low-performing Buffalo elementary schools.

"We are involved in preliminary discussions with the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund regarding a scholarship program, which could potentially increase Catholic school enrollment and positively affect the future of our elementary schools," Malone said.

City of North Tonawanda to receive 2013 Construction/Repair Project of the Year from American Public Works Association - Western Branch
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:10 pm
ity of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt has announced the city will be awarded the 2013 Construction/Repair Project of the Year by the Western New York Branch of the American Public Works Association. The award is for the renovation project of the Gratwick Riverside Park Marina, which began in 2012. Phase one of the project was completed in 2013.

Michael Marino, PE, of CRA Infrastructure and Engineering Inc., was the design engineer for this initiative, and submitted the project for consideration by the awards committee.

Marshall Automotive & Transmission owner Manarino works to make an honest name for mechanics
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Frank Manarino recently took over Marshall Automotive & Transmission, wants to be different from others in his profession. He said the most important thing in his business is "try to just be honest to everyone."
Center for the Arts receives $83,200 grant from Roswell Park Alliance Foundation
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo has received a grant of $83,200 from Roswell Park Alliance Foundation quality of life committee. The funds will provide four artist stipends in the center's Arts in Healthcare Program at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, now in its sixth year.

The program includes six professional artists in residence, who bring their specialized art forms and skills to patients at Roswell Park.

Higgins announces National Endowment for the Arts grants awarded
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded grants to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts.

"I am proud of Western New York's thriving arts community," Higgins said. "At a time when so many arts organizations face the threat of funding cuts, it is encouraging to see support for these programs that do so much to enrich our region."

Heart, Love & Soul receives gift from Volare Lodge
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 01:00 pm
Volare Lodge members recently presented a $2,500 gift to Heart, Love & Soul in Niagara Falls.
Ceretto hosts college students at State of the State address
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 12:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto along with Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb welcomed Jason Cutler and Sarah Jensen, students at Niagara University, to the Assembly chambers on the opening day of the 2014 legislative session.
Seneca Gaming Corp. lauded as one of Western New York's 'Most Admired Companies'
Fri, Jan 3rd 2014 06:00 pm
Buffalo Business First, a leading weekly business news publication in Western New York, has chosen Seneca Gaming Corp. as one of the region's "Most Admired Companies" for 2013.
Niagara Falls Memorial greets first newborn of 2014
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 05:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greeted its first baby of 2014 at 9:13 a.m. Jan. 2, when Linnea DuFour, left, of the Town of Niagara gave birth to a daughter, Nora Lin DuFour.
NT History Museum sporting new windowpanes
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 04:00 pm
Five of the 25 windowpanes in the North Tonawanda History Museum's 2013 Window Pane Covering Project are sponsored, designed and installed, according to the museum's board of trustees.
Lawmakers inaugurated around Niagara County
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:15 am
Several Niagara County lawmakers took their oaths of office Wednesday as a new Legislature with three new faces began to take place around a core of veterans, including an 11-member supermajority that will continue to lead the deliberative body after 10 years in charge.
10th anniversary concert celebrates saving of Corpus Christi Church
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo is pleased to announce 14-year-old child prodigy Emma Resmini is headlining its "In The Light" concert series at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. This concert is in celebration of the Pauline Order of priest's 10th anniversary at Corpus Christi.
Wine on Third auction benefits NACC
Sat, Dec 21st 2013 07:00 am
Wine on Third held an art auction to benefit the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center. Local artists, including Mary Grace Ohrum, Danielle DePalma, Jeffrey Bagneschi, Kathy Schifano, Jonathan Rogers, Andrea Galyn donated the art.
Mike Iaconelli, Bass University, 'Aspirin Buster' featured at Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Wed, Dec 18th 2013 11:25 am
Get hooked on Niagara's largest outdoor show of 2014. The Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, to be held inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.) Jan. 24-26, includes more than 100 outdoor vendors.
Doodle Bugs! in Cheektowaga supports Boys and Girls Club
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 05:30 pm
Faculty members from the Cheektowaga Doodle Bugs! spent their Saturday afternoon decorating cookies and organizing gifts for the Buffalo Boys and Girls Club in preparation for their annual "SantaCade" party on Dec. 19.
'Helpful and Friendly' Daisy Troop visits Amberleigh
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 07:00 am
A group of Daisy Girl Scouts from Troop 30011, kindergarteners from Maple East Elementary School in Williamsville, showed just how "Helpful and Friendly" they could be when they taught the residents of Amberleigh Retirement Community how to make snowflake ornaments.
A Christmas feast
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 03:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 dropped off its donation of 60 turkeys for distribution during Community Missions' Christmas program.
Buffalo is serving as an incubator for the bus of the future
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 02:20 pm
A temporary building on the University at Buffalo's South Campus houses a humble-looking contraption that could serve as a spark for improving public transit everywhere: a full-scale replica of a 40-foot public bus, complete with a fare box, seats and wheelchair ramp.
Houghton College rapidly expands its footprint in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 01:30 pm
This month, Houghton College has significantly increased its presence and viability as a major player for offering higher education in the Buffalo region.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union supports Buffalo Humane with new holiday tradition
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:45 pm
Cornerstone CFCU employee Dan Martin had a great idea to celebrate the season and help a worthy cause. Martin suggested employees could help the community by donating $5 to wear jeans with an ugly Christmas sweater, and have the money go to a local charity.
Schneiderman announces $2.2m in new funding for innovative sustainable homes programs in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced Thursday he is providing nearly $2.2 million for a two-pronged expansion of the highly successful Buffalo Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, a program that has already helped more than 200 of Buffalo's neediest families lower their energy bills and eliminate serious home health and safety hazards in older homes.

First, Schneiderman is committing $193,000 to a new, two-year project to improve the participation of Buffalo's community of resettled political refugees in the BGHHI.

Adam Mair agrees to join HARBORCENTER Academy of Hockey
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:10 pm
HARBORCENTER VP and Director of the Academy of Hockey Kevyn Adams announced today that Adam Mair has agreed to join the HARBORCENTER Academy of Hockey staff as a coach.
Local Doodle Bugs! Centers donate to Toys for Tots
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:05 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers in Cheektowaga, Clarence, East Amherst, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Amherst recently hosted an annual toy drive and collected children's toys to be donated to Toys for Tots in time for the holiday season.
 


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