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OUN's 'Baskets O'Plenty' auction day nears
Thu, Feb 11th 2016 02:45 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's 23rd annual "Baskets O'Plenty" auction is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, at BPO Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara. All proceeds from the event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with disabilities supported by OUN.
Voutour elected to Sheriff's Association executive committee
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 04:45 pm
The New York State Sheriffs' Association Inc. elected its executive committee at the 82nd annual Winter Training Conference, held last month at the Desmond Hotel in Albany. Among the new members is Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour.
Erie County: More than 500 animals vaccinated at January rabies clinic
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health announced 556 animals were vaccinated against rabies at the first clinic of 2016, held Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the North Buffalo Community Center.
YMCA announces second year of 'Togetherhood' team projects
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 03:25 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has announced its volunteer projects for the 2016 "Togetherhood" season.
Billoni: Impressed with US Naval Sea Cadet Corps
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 01:10 pm
As the secretary of the board of the directors of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park at Canalside on Buffalo's beautiful waterfront, the overnight stay-encampment program offered for youth groups during the spring and fall each season has always impressed me.
Niagara University establishes Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 04:10 pm
Niagara University announced today the creation of the Edward A. Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership, which will endeavor to meet the needs of international families and students, and serve English language learners within the global community.
State of Niagara County: McNall urges fiscal restraint, review of county government leadership
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:25 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, delivered a policy-heavy State of the County address Tuesday, as he presided over his second meeting since succeeding longtime Legislature Chairman William L. Ross of Wheatfield.
Food Bank of Western New York awarded $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 02:15 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York was awarded a $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to perform critical capital improvements to increase efficiency, better meet the growing need in Western New York, and ensure the continued success of the organization.
'Soup and Song': Dave Ruch presents music and stories of Erie Canal
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 12:55 pm
Combine Erie Canal music with hot, homemade soup and you have a perfect Saturday, right?
'I Can See Canaan Land,' NACC 2016 Artists of Color Exhibition, opens
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has announced "I Can See Canaan Land," the 2016 Artists of Color Exhibition, will run Jan. 22 through Feb. 21 in the Main Gallery of the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls.
Tops Friendly Markets and Nestle Purina present $10,000 donation to Erie County SPCA
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets, in partnership with Nestle Purina PetCare Company, presented a $10,000 donation to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County on Wednesday. The donation was the result of a joint business effort between Tops and Purina, both long-time supporters of the SPCA.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes first baby of 2016: A gorilla
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a baby western lowland gorilla. The baby was born at 11:04 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, to mother, 18-year-old Sydney, and father, 28-year-old Koga.
The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announces Catholic Education Award winners, honored guests for GALA 22:6
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo today announced it honorees for the 16th annual Catholic Education dinner - GALA 22:6 - to be held Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
Niagara University students build home for impoverished family in Nicaragua
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:50 am
Six Niagara University students recently returned from El Sauce, Nicaragua, where they spent a week during winter recess constructing a home for an impoverished family.
Posting license pics on social media an identity theft risk, county clerk warns
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 02:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski is warning Western New York motorists against posting photographs of their New York state driver licenses on social media after the state DMV warned the practice was leading to identity theft, particularly among the young.
McNall begins tenure as legislature chairman
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, took his oath of office Tuesday night surrounded by family in a ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse, moments after being formally elected to the post by colleagues.
Grand Island Dog Park sign installed
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 01:00 pm
A sign went up Wednesday at the Nike Base announcing the future home of the Grand Island Dog Park.
Old Falls Street hosts 'Family Fun New Year's Eve' celebration
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 07:00 am
Old Falls Street, USA, is inviting families to ring in the New Year with a host of family-friendly activities inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31.
Sirk TV, The Inside Reel editor visits Niagara County
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 05:50 pm
Tim Wassberg paid a visit to Niagara County this week, making stops at the Niagara Culinary Institute, Old Fort Niagara and the Niagara Wine Trail, among other locations.
#GivingTuesday proclamation in Niagara Falls
Tue, Dec 1st 2015 01:30 pm
City of Niagara Falls Administrator Donna Owens, speaking on behalf of Mayor Paul Dyster and the City Council, issued a proclamation this afternoon in support of #GivingTuesday.
Community welcomes WWII veteran Johnnie Hodges home
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 04:20 pm
Members of the community gathered Friday to welcome Johnnie Hodges Sr. back to the house he has called home for more than 60 years.
Children's Clothes donation impacts local organizations
Tue, Nov 10th 2015 06:05 pm
More than 6,300 children's clothing items were donated to local organizations last weekend, thanks to the efforts of Greater Niagara Frontier Council's Boy Scout Troop 824 of Sanborn and Lollipop Loft Children's Consignment Store.
Lockport 'Wish Girl' surprised with Halloween-themed wish celebration
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 01:30 pm
"Wish Girl" Elizabeth and her family, from Lockport, enjoyed a celebration at Frightworld, "America's Screampark," Sunday evening.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrated by OUN and Falls Sam's Club
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:50 am
As part of their continuing commitment to the community, Sam's Clubs across the country hosted "Disability Mentoring Days" in celebration of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Gospel Rescue Mission calls community together to serve
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 04:55 pm
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is dedicated to caring for the homeless, poor and addicted in Niagara Falls, and to being a place where the community can come together to serve those in need.
New webcam at Gateway Harbor Park
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced that a new webcam was purchased by the city and installed at Gateway Harbor Park.
State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia visits Niagara University
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:20 am
Niagara University was pleased to welcome New York State Commissioner of Education MaryEllen Elia to campus on Wednesday.
HARBORCENTER announces public art contest
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 05:00 pm
HARBORCENTER today announced a public art contest in which artists are invited to submit designs to be displayed on the northern end of the property.
Ortt delivers for Niagara County
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 04:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, delivered a combined $90,000 Monday in state funding to support programs, services and public safety efforts in Niagara County. The senator secured the funds as part of the 2015-16 state budget.
Arctic Edge exhibit opens at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:40 pm
There's a lot to see in the Buffalo Zoo's new Arctic Edge exhibit ... but its star is one particular 450-pound diva: Luna.
Niagara Falls: Golisano Center taking shape on 10th Street
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
The walls are going up fast and interior electrical work has begun as the future Golisano Center for Community Health takes shape on the 10th Street side of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Nemi, McNall praise preservation of murals
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
A pair of county lawmakers from Lockport is praising the preservation of a pair of historically significant murals painted by tuberculosis patients by the new owners of the county's former nursing home.
Aquarium of Niagara: New fall hours, new program prices
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
After Labor Day, the Aquarium of Niagara will close at 5:30 p.m. with last admittance at 5 p.m. Daily opening is 9 a.m.
Walking for a cause
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 02:55 pm
Starting Sept. 1, Margaret Brant and Ruthy Warda are walking all the way from Lockport to Albany - more than 400 miles. The dynamic duo will donate funds raised to help support Lockport CARES, the emergency homeless shelter on Genesee Street.
Assembly helps assist funding for Kenmore Mercy Hospital improvements
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:45 pm
Thanks to $50,000 in local initiative funding from Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently added a specially equipped bariatric room on its 2 West Patient Care Unit to accommodate inpatients weighing 300 pounds or more.
'Peace Garden Painting Parties' with Thomas Paul Asklar
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:35 pm
Lewiston artist and art educator Thomas Paul Asklar is offering summer painting workshop parties for adults in the Lewiston Peace Garden at 6 p.m. Wednesdays from Aug. 19 through Sept. 16.
McNall: Auction off 50 Main Street
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:15 pm
Niagara County Legislator Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, said the county should move aggressively to return a downtown building, purchased by county government as part of a three-building sale in April, to the tax rolls and productive use.
Community celebrates service of WWII veterans Claire Smith and Frank Parlato
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:00 pm
During the Wingate Wallace "National Night Out" block party Tuesday, community leaders and residents took time to recognize the military service of two of their neighbors who served during World War II: Private First Class Frank W. Parlato, who served in the United States Army, and Claire Ruth Swanson Smith, who served in the United States Navy WAVES program during the war.
Erie County establishes Blue Star Memorial Marker at Chestnut Ridge Park
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:40 pm
A Blue Star Memorial Marker to honor past, present and future members of this nation's Armed Forces has been placed at Chestnut Ridge Park in the Town of Orchard Park.
Cuomo announces completion of Greenbelt Public Pathway extension
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the Greenbelt Public Pathway extension along the Outer Harbor in the City of Buffalo.
 

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