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Elderwood sponsors free LCA concerts
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:10 pm
Elderwood at Wheatfield is supporting the efforts of Lewiston Council on the Arts by sponsoring the "Blue Mondays" and "Bluegrass Mondays" concerts in Lewiston.
Niagara University students take financial aid message to Albany
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:05 pm
A five-student delegation from Niagara University made a 300-mile trek to the New York State Capitol last week to speak with lawmakers about the importance of universal access to financial aid.
Bills to hold 'Madden' Club Series Championship at (716) on Sunday
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:55 pm
(716) Food and Sport is set to host the Buffalo Bills "Madden 17" Club Series Championship on Sunday, beginning at noon.
Lewiston Art Festival applications available
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:55 pm
Applications are now available for the 51st annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 12, and Sunday, Aug. 13, in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce: Awards Gala honorees announced
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, April 28, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. This is the second consecutive year the event is being held in Niagara Falls. It's due to the growth in event participation over the years.
Ice rink: Town of Lewiston Board receives good news from Dashineau
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 06:55 am
Town Parks/Recreation Director Michael Dashineau had some upbeat news for Lewiston residents and the Town Board on Monday.
Lewiston GardenFest accepting applications for vendors & open garden participants
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:05 pm
With the official start to spring right around the corner, preparations for Lewiston GardenFest are now underway.
Welcome Center to celebrate Grand Island, WNY
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:00 pm
The future Western New York Welcome Center, one of 10 welcome centers that are to be built in all regions of New York state at a cost of $55 million, will place Grand Island in the center of Western New York tourism.
Help Me Grow Western New York awarded $1.8 million grant for child development program
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:15 am
Help Me Grow Western New York has been awarded a $1.8 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for its continued regional implementation of the comprehensive child development collaborative. Niagara University has been selected to manage the three-year grant.
Parkinson's skating party hits Canalside
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 12:45 pm
The National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York will host its third annual Parkinson's ice skating party at Canalside on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Buffalo Sabres: Tyler Ennis introduces 'Enzo Sauce'
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 09:15 am
Buffalo Sabres forward Tyler Ennis announced the debut of "Enzo Sauce," a brand of dipping sauce created by Ennis. The sauce, which features hot sauce and ranch dressing as its main ingredients, is now available at Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans stores in the Western New York region.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announces 2017 scholarships for foodservice & hospitality students
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 09:10 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the foodservice and hospitality industries. The program awards up to five scholarship winners with $1,000 each to be applied toward their college education.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announces Dr. Virginia Horvath to serve as co-chair of WNYREDC
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 05:00 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council on Friday announced State University of New York at Fredonia President Dr. Virginia "Ginny" Horvath will serve as the academic co-chair.
Jacobs calls on Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling system at Grand Island bridges
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:05 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th District, has called on the New York State Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges. In a letter to Thruway Authority Executive Director Bill Finch, Jacobs outlined the rationale for cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
Plans underway for new veterans memorial at Fairmount Park
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:50 am
Local volunteers are planning the construction of a veterans memorial for Wheatfield's Fairmount Park where community members can honor those who have served.
Record-breaking Sweet Charity for Food Bank of WNY
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 12:10 pm
Approximately 936,000 meals will be provided to local families in need as a result of the 11th annual Sweet Charity to benefit the Food Bank of WNY. Presented by James Desiderio Wholesale Produce, this year's fundraiser raised a record-breaking $156,000. The proceeds will help the Food Bank provide an additional 100,000 meals as compared to last year's event.
Sabres to host community blood drive for Unyts on Feb. 13
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres will join Unyts to host a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center. Presenting donors are welcome to walk in or make an appointment for a prearranged time. Complimentary parking will be available in the attached HarborCenter parking ramp.
DEC, State Parks encourage snowmobilers to ride safely
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:05 pm
The Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are reminding snowmobilers to ride responsibly and put safety first as they enjoy the state's abundant snowmobiling opportunities.
'Interrupting Poverty' theme for 5th annual Niagara County Poverty Conference
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The fifth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference will be presented on Friday, March 3, at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building by the Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University.
Buffalo Geological Society expands annual Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society, a nonprofit organization, will host its 49th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on March 25-26 in the Market, Grange and State Police buildings at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Adidas, College Football Playoff execs headline Niagara University summit
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
When Jeremy Darlow was in college, he set a goal to be the head of brand marketing for football at Adidas or Nike. It was a lofty ambition, for sure, but one that he has since realized. He's now the director of brand marketing for Adidas.
Tactiva Therapeutics: ESD announces launch of innovative immunotherapy biotech company based in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:10 pm
Empire State Development has announced the launch of Tactiva Therapeutics LLC, a company that aims to develop the next generation of cancer immunotherapies.
NT: Mayor's Snowflake Ball to benefit American Legion
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda, will host the eighth annual Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Avenue, North Tonawanda.
Schneiderman outlines impact of Spectrum-Time Warner Cable's alleged fraud in Western New York
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 08:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a consumer alert on Thursday to provide New Yorkers with tips for selecting the best internet service plan.
Higgins announces approval of bill authorizing risk assessment of proposed nuclear waste transport across Peace Bridge
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives has approved H.R. 667 the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017.
New York state announces new initiatives to protect consumers & waterways from unsafe disposal of unused prescription medicines
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced two new initiatives to encourage the proper management and disposal of products potentially harmful to public health and the environment. The pharmaceutical take-back program is a $1 million pilot program promoting the proper disposal of unwanted or unused prescription medicines that covers the costs of consumer drug collection boxes and disposal for two years.
Landmark Erie County lawsuit against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers seeks damages for deceptive acts & practices, fraud, false advertising
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Erie County Attorney Michael Siragusa, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney and Paul J. Hanly Jr. of Simmons Hanly Conroy to announce Erie County filed a civil action lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical manufacturing entities and four individuals for their roles in allegedly exacerbating the opioid epidemic gripping Erie County.
A.G. Schneiderman announces lawsuit against Spectrum-Time Warner Cable & Charter Communications for allegedly defrauding New Yorkers over internet speeds and performance
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 10:55 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Wednesday announced a lawsuit against Charter Communications Inc. and its subsidiary Spectrum Management Holdings LLC, (f/k/a Time Warner Cable Inc.; together, "Spectrum-TWC") for allegedly conducting a deliberate scheme to defraud and mislead New Yorkers by promising internet service that they knew they could not deliver.
Reps. Higgins, Collins, Slaughter & Reed join Flight 3407 families in meeting with top House transportation leaders
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 10:55 pm
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26), Chris Collins (NY-27), Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Tom Reed (NY-23) joined Flight 3407 families in a roundtable discussion with top House of Representatives transportation leaders to emphasize the importance of protecting the hard-fought aviation safety improvements achieved in recent years.
Ortt introduces legislation to allow military recruiters & ROTC members to carry firearms; strengthen security measures at centers
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 08:20 pm
Senate Majority Task Force on Counterterrorism and Public Protection member New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I, North Tonawanda) introduced a pair of bills on Tuesday that would better protect members of the New York National Guard and ROTC from active shooter situations or domestic acts of terrorism.
UB lands $1.8M grant to test new seek-and-destroy cancer treatment
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 02:00 pm
The University at Buffalo has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to test new strategies for improving the delivery of potent toxins to cancer cells.
Buffalo Sabres team up with Bald for Bucks, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team will partner with the Bald for Bucks initiative and Roswell Park Cancer Institute throughout the month of February to raise funds to support critical cancer research and patient-care programs.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval of West River Connector Trail
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 01:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, to vote on funding for projects proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
'Awash in a sea of information and fake news,' Americans need to develop new literacy skills, UB's information studies chair says
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 11:30 am
Responsible and level-headed Americans must develop "digital literacy skills" to sort through the flood of "biased or false misinformation" in today's information age, warns the chair of the University at Buffalo's department of library and information studies.
Buffalo Philharmonic's 2017-18 season celebrates power of music around the world, American musical heritage
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 10:40 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017-18 season will feature a celebration of America's musical heritage to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein's birth, a theme that's evident in both the M&T Bank Classics Series and the KeyBank Pops Series.
Higgins & Collins stand prepared to defend Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:45 pm
Congressmembers Brian Higgins and Chris Collins announced plans to work jointly to defend the future of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Ortt introduces legislation to ban wind turbines from Niagara Falls Air Base
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:35 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt has introduced legislation that would make it illegal to erect wind turbines within 40 miles of military installations, such as the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Western New York residents eligible for billions in tax credits
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the New York State Office of Temporary Disability Assistance remind New York taxpayers to check their eligibility for the earned income tax credit.
Think summer: Taste of Lewiston returning to village this May
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up to bring back A Taste of Lewiston. The event will be held on Center Street from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Fire chief reminds drivers of Move Over Law
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:05 pm
Grand Island Fire Co. Chief Chris Soluri stresses that scene safety has always been a top priority for all firefighting and emergency medical services personnel. While local volunteers do their best to handle any and all emergency incidents, they are also placed in harm's way and require special protection to lessen some of the dangers they face.