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Winter event helps support off-season animal grocery bill at Buffalo Zoo
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 10:25 am
"Polar Bites," the Buffalo Zoo's popular winter fundraiser, makes a return next week at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The event helps to offset the zoo's winter season grocery bill of approximately $93,750.
Aquarium of Niagara hosts '716 Weekend - Part 2'
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 10:25 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating Western New York one more time this year by offering $7.16 admission now through Feb. 20.
Family Promise of WNY to collaborate with Roswell Park in creating a home-like environment for families experiencing homelessness
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:45 pm
The "Painting for Promise" event will bring Roswell Park Cancer Institute's executive management team into the Family Promise of WNY shelter to paint and perform repairs to build a welcoming environment for families.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation elects new officers, adds board member
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:15 am
At its annual meeting, the board of directors of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation Inc. elected John Zak as chair and secretary, and Todd Scherrer as treasurer. Members also added BPO Chair Steve Swift as a new director. Additionally, Daniel Hart was named president, and Kevin James was named vice president of finance.
Buffalo Museum of Science hosts 'Get Out Your Guitar Day'
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:10 pm
The Buffalo Museum of Science will host "Get Out Your Guitar Day" from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. "Get Out Your Guitar Day" is a national day that celebrates guitars and guitarists of all genres. It will be presented in conjunction with the travelling exhibit "GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World," on view through May 7.
Falls evangelist to keynote Memorial's 10th annual Black History Celebration
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:05 pm
A retired Niagara Falls police detective who is now a full-time Christian minister will be the keynote speaker on Friday, Feb. 17, at the 10th annual Black History Celebration at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St.
Buffalo Sabres: Corporate Challenge Hockey Tournament Presented by Pure Hockey returns for 13th year
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will host the 13th annual Buffalo Sabres Corporate Hockey Challenge Presented by Pure Hockey on Thursday, March 23, at KeyBank Center.
Niagara County Central Rotary: 21st annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Central Rotary presents the 21st annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls, New York. Admission, $3, is good for both days.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara launches 2017 annual campaign
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 08:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara officially kicks off of its 2017 annual campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Funds raised from the Y's annual campaign give children and families in need an opportunity to take part in programs they would otherwise be unable to afford. For example, they provide parents with child care, youth with a place to learn new skills, and seniors a place to take charge of their health and well-being.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrates Black History Month
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center will hold a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, as part of its Black History Month celebration. The event will be held in the hospital cafeteria.
Walter, Walsh 'Rally For Ridesharing' statewide
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:10 pm
Following a press conference in Albany on Tuesday, GOP Assemblyman Raymond Walter (Amherst) and GOP Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (Ballston) have introduced legislation that would allow Transportation Network Companies (TNC) such as Uber and Lyft to provide ridesharing services statewide. Currently, these companies are only allowed to legally operate in New York City.
Higgins & Ryan push for Scajaquada corridor project to include pedestrian-friendly features that 'embrace Olmsted vision'
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 11:40 am
With the deadline for public comments just days away, Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan are sharing their vision for the future of the Scajaquada corridor.
NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council awards grant to NU for first responder training
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:40 pm
Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training program has received a three-year, $320,000 grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
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.
Fashion Outlets to celebrate Lunar New Year
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:15 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will celebrate the Lunar New Year with a variety of events taking place from Jan. 28 to Feb. 12.
Calamar Foundation announced
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:15 pm
Kenneth M. Franasiak, chairman and CEO of Calamar, recently announced the creation of the Calamar Foundation.
Free tickets available to UB's MLK Jr. Commemoration event featuring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:05 pm
The University at Buffalo is offering local schools and not-for-profit organizations free tickets to the 41st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event, featuring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, to be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Alumni Arena, UB North Campus.
Trocaire college receives national honorable mention award for new website
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:00 pm
On Tuesday, Trocaire College announced it received an honorable mention from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II. Awarded in the Website: Institutional Homepage category, the recognition acknowledges the college's recently launched website, developed by Buffalo-based communications agency 19 IDEAS.
Pints for Progress No. 20 at Hard Rock
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
#LiveNF and Niagara Falls Community Development invite readers to partake in NF Pints for Progress No. 20, taking place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls.
Human trafficking awareness training to be offered in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 04:30 pm
According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, New York ranked fifth in the number of reported cases of human trafficking in 2015 and 2016, with nearly 300 reports each year. And yet, experts agree that most cases go unreported.
Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring 2017 continuing education courses
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 03:55 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2017 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
January rabies vaccination clinic coming to North Buffalo Community Center
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in conjunction with the SPCA Serving Erie County, the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, and the Veterinary Technology Program at Medaille College, has announced a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets to be held from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the North Buffalo Community Center.
Dr. Matthew DiPaola to present program on shoulder arthritis
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 10:55 am
Although shoulders are less likely to be involved with arthritis than hips or knees, shoulder arthritis is quite common. But, its not always as straightforward as one might think.
Niagara County Genealogical Society event Jan. 21
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will hold a "Beginning Genealogy" workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, in the community room of the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave.
Cornell Cooperative Extension receives $69k through state 'Farm to School Grant'
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:50 pm
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has been awarded $69,000 in funding for the Niagara County Farm to School program, which aims to increase the use of healthy, locally grown foods on school menus.
Schwandt to resign from North Tonawanda post
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:40 pm
North Tonawanda Alderwoman-at-Large Catherine Schwandt announced she will be resigning from her elected position with the city to pursue a full-time opportunity with the New York Power Authority. Schwandt's resignation will be effective Feb. 1.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducting 'Taking Charge of Your Diabetes' class
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 02:25 pm
As part of its initiative to bring awareness to diabetes, Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes" class on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The daylong (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) class will be conducted by diabetes educator Megan Kosmoski, R.N.
NYS DEC, DOH, Erie County, City of Lackawanna announce analysis of samples collected after steel plant fire
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 08:25 pm
The New York State departments of Environmental Conservation and Health, the Erie County Health Department, and the City of Lackawanna on Monday announced a review of surface wipe samples taken after the Nov. 9 fire at the former Bethlehem Steel Plant returned results consistent with areas not impacted by the fire.
Mangat promoted to medical director of Memorial primary care, health home services
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D., has been promoted to medical director of primary care services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. In addition, she will serve as medical director for its health homes serving both adults and children.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER Federal Fire Grants
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres create women's hockey program
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 10:25 am
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization announced the creation of a 19U women's elite team that will begin play in the 2017-18 season. Scott Welch has been named head coach of the squad, which will play a split-season independent schedule that focuses heavily on college showcase tournaments against top teams across North America.
Aquarium of Niagara participating in 716-themed weekend
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Aquarium is celebrating Western New York by offering $7.16 admission from Jan. 14-16.
Physicians now have access to minor patient health data through clinical information exchange
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
As a result of a change in New York state policy, participating providers can now securely access data through Western New York's clinical information exchange for minor patients 10-17 years of age. Access to the data requires a parent or legal guardian signing an affirmative HEALTHeLINK consent form on behalf of the minor patient.
Buffalo Sabres, Tops announce Kids Day ticket offers
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Tops Friendly Markets will sponsor four games for Tops Kids Day, offering families the chance to bring their children to afternoon games at discounted prices.
'National Geographic Live' returns to Kleinhans
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 04:50 pm
Explore a hidden universe through the eyes of the photographic team of David Doubilet and his underwater partner, Jennifer Hayes when they present "National Geographic Live's" "Coral, Fire and Ice: Exploring Secret Underwater Worlds."
Grand Island High School students support Christmas Eve Delivery Project
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Needy children woke up on Christmas morning with gifts on their stoop thanks to students at Grand Island High School.
Poloncarz to participate in new communitywide campaign to raise awareness about poverty
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:35 pm
As part of an effort by the Rural Outreach Center's attempt to raise awareness about the challenges people face living in poverty, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced he will participate in a new communitywide campaign next month called "ROC Resolutions Challenge."
Poloncarz, Hogues honor Louise Smith as December Senior of the Month
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 09:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues, members of the Erie County Senior Services department, and enthusiastic seniors at the Town of Aurora Senior Center to honor Louise Smith as Erie County's "Senior of the Month" for December.
Arts Services Initiative announces 2016 Give for Greatness grant awards
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 06:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2016 Give for Greatness grants.
Buffalo Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra performs two January concerts under baton of Dennis Kim
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:15 pm
Two Western New York communities will get the chance to hear the BPO in their own backyards this winter.