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Cornerstone CFCU celebrates 60 years of 'helping people achieve their financial dreams'
Thu, Apr 27th 2017 05:15 pm
In February 1957, seven employees of the Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors deposited $5 each along with a signed a letter creating Unit #1 Federal Credit Union. They had a simple mission: help people achieve their financial dreams.
Uber unveils ridesharing partnership with Buffalo Bills & Sabres
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 04:10 pm
Beginning this summer, Western New Yorkers will have reliable, affordable and safe transportation options for attending sporting events and concerts. Pegula Sports and Entertainment on Tuesday welcomed Uber as the official ridesharing partner of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bandits.
President of Niagara USA Chamber to step down
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 03:15 pm
Deanna Alterio Brennen will step down from her position as president and CEO of the Niagara USA Chamber on May 12. After leading Niagara County's premier advocacy organization for the past 10 years, Brennen's new role will be the vice president of social enterprise for the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier.
Smelt Festival kicks off summer season in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston's first festival of the season, the Smelt Festival, will take place on Cinco de Mayo, Friday, May 5. The rain-or-shine event will begin at 5 p.m. at the corner of Center and North Water streets, and is expected to draw hundreds of hungry visitors, as it has in years past.
PrepStart Consulting seeks to empower high school students
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:25 pm
A Grand Island college admissions counselor is hoping to empower students with the tools to be successful in post-high school life.
Chris Koch, CEO of New Era Cap, to receive Canisius College Distinguished Citizen Award
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:20 am
The Canisius College Board of Regents will confer its Distinguished Citizen Award upon Christopher H. Koch, the CEO of New Era Cap, during its 51st annual Regents Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
The Buffalo History Museum hosts 5th annual 'Food Truck Rodeo'
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:15 am
The Buffalo History Museum hosts its fifth "Food Truck Rodeo," featuring 12-15 food trucks with menus offering a variety of specialized dishes and desserts the first Wednesday of the summer months.
Wild Kritters to hold 11th annual basket raffle
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 05:10 pm
Wild Kritters of Niagara County has been tending to wounded mammals, birds and reptiles for more than a decade. The organization is licensed by New York State and U.S. Fish and Wildlife to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife. Its goal is to get the animals back into the wild, healthy, as soon as possible.
New seal, Medusa, at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:05 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has acquired a 2-year-old gray seal named Medusa.
Empower offers free theater camp to kids with autism
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:40 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will offer a free theater camp to children with autism, beginning June 6. Up to 40 students who are between the ages of 7 and 15 and who have autism spectrum disorder, will be accepted.
Corps of Engineers to repair Black Rock Lock operating gates
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:55 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, has issued a $200,000 contract to Clark Rigging and Rental Corp. for the repair of the lower west operating gate at the Black Rock Lock in Buffalo.
NU Goes Green: Niagara University club has new leadership, Earth Day plans
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:35 pm
NU Goes Green is a small club on campus that is currently planning major changes for this semester.
The walls come tumbling down: Fairchild update, video Part 2
Tue, Apr 4th 2017 05:15 pm
On Monday and Tuesday, demolition turned toward the Fairchild Place side. The far west wing was demolished first, followed by the front wall on the facing side of the former nursing home; then, the Fairchild sign and the glass panes above the main entrance.
St. Peter's School gives $2,000 in support of Catholic Charities
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 10:10 am
At the end of March, St. Peter R.C. School hosted its annual children's basket auction.
Chamber Awards Gala: Thomas Deal named Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its Chamber Awards Gala, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Student-organized Relay For Life events set for April 7
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will hold its fourth annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Caner Society from 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 8. The event will be held in the main gym, on NCCC's Sanborn campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
Aquarium of Niagara 'SEAster' on April 8
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:40 pm
On Saturday, April 8, the Aquarium of Niagara will host its annual "SEAster" event. Guests can visit with the Easter Bunny, participate in "egg-speriments," enjoy Easter-themed crafts and try to find the hidden eggs in the tanks (and use those eggs to decode a hidden message to win a prize).
Buffalo Sabres announce 'Fan Appreciation' events
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 10:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for the team's annual "Fan Appreciation" celebration, which will take place during several games in April to close out the 2016-17 regular season.
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Marasco, Arlene Sliz named Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Marasco and Arlene Sliz were chosen by Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and the Board of Trustees as the 2017 Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year. Together, their volunteer work for the "Invest in a Vest" program has ensured extra protection for our local police force.
Village of Lewiston: Trustees look to shore up public safety in wake of storms, ahead of festival season
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Local leaders are brainstorming ways to ensure the public is protected from future storms, safe during long-term power outages, and shielded from acts of violence at large gatherings.
American Niagara Hospitality donates over 2,500 items to Community Missions
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 02:10 pm
American Niagara Hospitality, which owns and operates Sheraton At The Falls, Days Inn At The Falls, Rainforest Cafe, TGI Fridays, Starbucks Café and the Niagara American Grill, donated over 2,500 items to Community Missions in Niagara Falls on Tuesday. Additionally, the company's 50 managers visited to the agency to volunteer, learn and to demonstrate community leadership.
'Check Out Hunger' fundraiser raises $757,000 for Food Bank of WNY
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 03:35 pm
The Western New York community will help provide more than 4.5 million meals as a result of the Food Bank of WNY's annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign. Customers of seven local retailers donated more than $757,000 to help feed local children, families and seniors in need.
Kenan Center to present 32nd annual photo show
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 04:20 pm
For the 32nd year, the Kenan Center in Lockport will present the Storrs All High Photo Show, featuring the work of high school students from across Western New York.
OUN artists display work at Mount St. Mary's
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 04:15 pm
A group of artists from Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara gathered at Mount St. Mary's Hospital on Thursday for a ceremony to bless their artwork, which is on exhibit at the hospital.
Dr. Bull joins Lewiston Primary Care Center staff
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:50 pm
Robert L. Bull Jr., M.D., F.A.A.F.P., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Lewiston Primary Care Center.
Call to artists: Submit designs for Old Falls Street's 2017 mural in celebration of city's 125th birthday
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 03:25 pm
Calling all area artists: Old Falls Street, USA, is looking for local artists who are interested in painting a three-panel mural in celebration of the 125th birthday of the City of Niagara Falls.
'A Taste of Jazz' to benefit festival
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
The popular "Jazz & Pasta" fundraiser is just around the corner - and has been expanded and renamed "A Taste of Jazz" for 2017.
FASNY: As we spring forward, change your clocks & check your batteries
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:05 am
As New Yorkers prepare to set their clocks forward one hour, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges all New Yorkers to check their smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to ensure their homes are properly protected.
City of Niagara Falls to celebrate 125th birthday at annual St. Patrick's Day Party
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:15 pm
There is even more reason to celebrate this March 17, as the City of Niagara Falls is joining with the Ancient Order of Hibernians to mark its 125th birthday as part of the annual St. Patrick's Day Party. Festivities will be held from 5-11 p.m. inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Chamber Awards Gala: Willco Auto Care recognized in Sanborn
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Donating to Cans For Food
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 05:05 pm
Late last year while collecting for Cans For Food, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees found a jar full of pennies. Instead of just cashing in the pennies, he decided to have a contest to raise some more money for the local food pantries.
Lewiston Lions support Camp Hope and Dale Association
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 03:45 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions hosted two local organizations during the club's February dinner meeting. Representing their organizations were Dr. Sam Pappalardo of Camp Hope, and Nancy Smith of the Dale Association. Both organizations received a monetary donation from the Lewiston Community Lions in support of their work within the community.
'Gowns For Prom' in need of dresses, shoes, volunteers
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The 12th annual "Gowns For Prom" program, sponsored by Colvin Cleaners and presented by Allstate, is seeking donations of new or gently used formal gowns, shoes and accessories of any size. These items are cleaned by Colvin Cleaners and provided free of charge to young ladies in area high schools who are unable to afford a prom gown.
Northwest Bank to sponsor Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival on Aug. 25-26
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 05:10 pm
This year, the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival has partnered with Northwest Bank to present the 16th annual festival. The event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26.
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.
Morinello joins Noah Clergy Caucus, local faith leaders to discuss 'Raise the Age'
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:00 pm
On Monday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined the NOAH Clergy Caucus and local faith leaders for breakfast and to discuss last week's "Raise the Age" legislation, which passed the Assembly by an 86-48 vote.
Higgins celebrates Buffalo & Niagara Falls students making history in latest NASA launch
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed Buffalo and Niagara Falls students back to Western New York following a trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Center to witness their work blast up to the International Space Station during a launch on Sunday, Feb. 19.
NFHS intern reflects on time at NFP
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:50 pm
The passion for writing has been with me for years, and it has been my dream since middle school to be some type of writer. When hearing about the class, I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about a field I enjoy and to gain hands-on experience before college.
New York State Parks unveils new family-sharing Empire Pass card
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 03:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday announced the new State Parks Empire Pass card is now available for purchase.
Grand Island: Border Patrol agents in Buffalo arrest 7 illegally in US
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:45 am
On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol received an anonymous call that there were 12-20 illegal immigrants at an address on Long Road on Grand Island. In response, agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station increased patrols in the area.