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Fernandes to retire as president of Buffalo Zoo
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 08:00 pm
The board of directors of the Buffalo Zoo announced Thursday Dr. Donna Fernandes will retire from the Buffalo Zoo, stepping down as president of the organization. She said she will remain committed to staying involved with long-term exhibit design and capital campaign fundraising.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducts 'Taking Charge of Your Diabetes' class
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:35 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 from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25-27. Diabetes educator Megan Kosmoski, R.N, will conduct the three-day course.
'Sister We Win' gala to support breast cancer patients
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:00 pm
Out-of-pocket expenses can pile up quickly for patients dealing with breast cancer. While insurance can help, there are still lengthy co-pays to cover, over-the-counter medications to purchase, and other costs that aren't covered by insurance plans.
Family-owned farm provides local autumn attraction
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 06:05 pm
Families from all over Western New York are coming together to celebrate autumn at the Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm at 6920 Nash Road.
Symposium seeks to build community networks to address violence against women
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The University at Buffalo's Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender, in conjunction with the Coalition for the Advancement of Moslem Women, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, and other Western New York organizations, will present a symposium to address issues, responses and solutions to violence against women from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in 120 Clemens Hall on the university's north campus.
Niagara Falls Community Development Department announces 2017 action plan schedule
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is announcing the 2017 action plan schedule, including an expanded public participation process for local residents.
Local foundation protects 3,500 WNY homes from carbon monoxide
Tue, Oct 11th 2016 11:40 am
The first few weeks of autumn often bring to mind scarves, warm cider, colorful leaves and hearty soups. But they also mean something else. When the chill returns to the air, people turn on their furnaces for the first time, and with that comes an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Grant from First Niagara Bank to allow special program to continue at D'Youville
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:45 am
D'Youville College has received a $10,500 grant from the First Niagara Bank Foundation in support of a federal student aid completion project that assists city high school students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Annual free genealogy seminar for beginners and experienced researchers
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:45 am
The 16th annual Buffalo Family History Seminar will be held from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1424 Maple Road, Williamsville.
American Sign Language classes available
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 07:00 am
For those who would like to learn to have brief conversations with hearing-impaired individuals who are American Sign Language users, Independent Living of Niagara County is offering an eight-week course of instruction presented by ASL teacher Jeanette Grimaldi.
Buffalo Museum of Science presents behind-the-scenes themed collection tours
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science presents behind-the-scenes collection tours, hosted by the collections team, and offering the opportunity for guests to our research collections, special collections and teaching collections.
Take advantage of free paper shredding at BBB's annual 'Secure Your ID Day'
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 07:00 am
In 2015, 13.1 million Americans reported they were victim of identity fraud.
Look Good Feel Better program helps women overcome side effects of cancer treatment
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 07:00 am
Look Good Feel Better, a free national public service program for women who are undergoing cancer treatment, will be offered to female cancer patients on Monday, Oct. 17, from 6 -8 p.m. in the HSBC Community Room at The Heart Center of Niagara, 571 10th St.
Bills, Sabres join UB to celebrate 'One Buffalo Day'
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 04:15 pm
The State University of New York at Buffalo, in partnership with Pegula Sports and Entertainment, will celebrate "One Buffalo Day" on Saturday, Oct. 8, when the UB Bulls host Kent State at 3:30 p.m. at UB Stadium.
Elderwood becomes presenting sponsor of BPO's 'Coffee Concert Series'
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 09:40 am
Another Western New York company has joined forces with the Buffalo Philharmonic to provide support for music in the community.
Niagara Falls church to celebrate
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 07:00 am
All are welcome to join the Walnut Avenue Christian Church, at 601 28th St., Niagara Falls, as it hosts a 100th anniversary celebration from Oct. 7-9.
'Spooktacular' returns
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will host its annual Halloween "Spooktacular" party from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at 180 Thompson Road, North Tonawanda.
Higgins, Collins, Slaughter & Reed lead coalition pressing FAA to reject attempts to scale back co-pilot training requirement
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:50 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins, Chris Collins, Louise Slaughter and Tom Reed led a bipartisan letter signed by 22 members of the House of Representatives urging the Federal Aviation Administration to reject proposals to scale back co-pilot training requirements.
Ortt secures state funding in support of Niagara Falls methadone clinic
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 05:50 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced he has secured $150,000 in state funding to assist with an expansion project to keep Northpointe Council's methadone clinic at its current location at the Niagara County Trott Access Center in Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center schedules flu shot clinic
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 05:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct a flu shot clinic for adults 18 and older from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.
State Parks announce island waterfowl blind drawings
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 12:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced lottery drawings for the first half of waterfowl hunting season have been scheduled at Beaver Island State Park.
Koch to speak at DAR meeting
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will begin its 2016-17 year with a potluck luncheon meeting on Saturday, Oct. 1, at noon. The meeting will be held at Island Presbyterian Church, 1822 Huth Road.
Hibernians slate 'Fall Fun Party'
Sun, Sep 25th 2016 12:00 am
Amid your host of fall chores and activities already piling up this weekend, the Niagara Falls Ancient Order of Hibernians invite you to "take a break" and visit its second annual Irish-American Fall Fun Party. The event takes place from 4-10 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at the St. John de LaSalle Parish Center, 8477 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls.
Carrousel Museum begins fall hours, readies for seasonal events
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has begun its fall hours of operation. The museum will be open for general admission Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The Kiddieland will be open weekends until Oct. 16, weather permitting.
Poloncarz, officials unveil 'Ready Erie' app
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 05:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Commissioner of Emergency Services Daniel Neaverth Jr. and emergency services personnel at the Public Safety Campus in Buffalo to unveil the new "Ready Erie" app.
Maggios to chair 2016 Harvest Festival for Hospice Buffalo
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:10 pm
Mr. and Mrs. William Maggio of Buffalo have been selected as chair couple of Hospice Buffalo's 16th annual Harvest Fest, a celebration of hospice, friends and family. The theme for this year's gala is "A Season of Change." The event will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
New York State Parks seeks police officer candidates
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:05 pm
The New York State Park Police are seeking candidates interested in a rewarding law enforcement career in the New York State park system.
Moving Day shows how movement helps battle Parkinson's
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:05 pm
The National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York (NPFWNY) celebrated its fifth annual Moving Day on Sunday, Sept. 11. Approximately 650 participants filled Coca Cola Field before departing on this fundraising walk along Buffalo's waterfront.
UB Center for the Arts Executive Director Thomas Burrows announces retirement
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 05:35 pm
Thomas Burrows, executive director of the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts, has announced his retirement after 20 years leading the organization. He will depart the UBCFA on Sept. 30.
Volunteer opportunities at Hospice
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 03:20 pm
Niagara Hospice is recruiting volunteers to attend the next hospice volunteer training scheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 03:25 pm
The Niagara Frontier Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the permit lottery for the 2016 pheasant-hunting season will take place Monday, Oct. 3.
Darryl Whitcomb at The Lighthouse in Lockport
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 03:20 pm
Starfield recording artist Darryl Whitcomb debuts at The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road Lockport, at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Niagara University set to celebrate 200th anniversary of Vincentians in America
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 03:15 pm
The first Vincentian university established in the U.S. has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Vincentians in America.
Niagara County Historical Society sites Join Smithsonian Magazine's 12th annual 'Museum Day Live!'
Thu, Sep 15th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara History Center and Erie Canal Discovery Center will open their doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 24, as part of Smithsonian magazine's 12th annual "Museum Day Live!"
Empower announces free theater program for children with autism spectrum disorder
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 02:55 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will a free, 10-week series of theater workshops for children with autism spectrum disorder.
New Aquarium of Niagara events
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 06:00 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18, the Aquarium of Niagara will present two family-friendly events.
Buffalo Sabres: Season kick-off luncheon set for Oct. 12
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team's season kick-off luncheon, presented by CTMS Travel, will take place Wednesday, Oct. 12. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission to host third annual banquet of hope
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will host its third annual fundraising banquet to celebrate and support the work it's accomplished.
Wishes for a Warrior to support Mary Dunbar-Daluisio
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 07:00 am
Fuccillo Automotive Group will host Wishes for a Warrior, a fundraiser for Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Radisson Niagara Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road.
Crean named director of World Junior Championship
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 11:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday that Rob Crean was named director of World Junior Championship for the organization. In his new role, Crean will oversee the day-to-day operations of the IIHF World Junior Championship, taking place in Buffalo from Dec. 26, 2017, to Jan. 6, 2018.