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Home stretch in sight: Herschell Carrousel campaign surpasses halfway mark
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:55 pm
North Tonawanda's Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has officially raised more than $20,000, which is half the funding needed to repair and reassemble its main attraction - its 100-year-old carousel.
Wheatfield residents seek answers on landfill fence
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:50 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board Monday night heard from North Tonawanda resident Cory D'Agostino, who said the fence planned to be installed around the Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield "isn't going to do any good."
Obit: Donald A. Kew
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:45 pm
Grand Island resident Donald A. Kew entered into rest April 29, 2016. Mr. Kew was a U.S. Army veteran and was an ironworker with Iron Workers Local 9 in Niagara Falls.
Tops supports JDRF
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:45 pm
Tops Friendly Markets is continuing its longstanding support for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Parent Network, OUN have 'the conversation'
Fri, May 6th 2016 11:25 am
The Parent Network of WNY and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host a free workshop titled "Sexuality ... Having the Conversation," on Wednesday, May 11.
Memorial Medical Center pharmacy residency program earns national accreditation
Fri, May 6th 2016 11:20 am
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has granted full six-year accreditation to the postgraduate year one pharmacy residency program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Children's mental health outreach program to host free health fair in Sanborn
Fri, May 6th 2016 11:20 am
The children's mental health outreach program at New Directions Youth & Family Services will host a free health fair from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at Orleans/Niagara BOCES Conference Center, 4124 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida headline Niagara University commencement
Fri, May 6th 2016 11:00 am
Niagara University's 2016 slate of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from the executive director of patient care services at a prominent cancer hospital, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The Wall Street Journal, and a celebrated Canadian musician and humanitarian.
Country superstar Keith Urban tells 'CBS Sunday Morning' his marriage to Nicole Kidman wasn't life changing, it was 'life beginning'
Thu, May 5th 2016 06:00 pm
Life really began for country music superstar Keith Urban after marrying actress Nicole Kidman a decade ago, he tells John Blackstone in a heartfelt interview for "CBS Sunday Morning," to be broadcast Sunday, May 8 (9 a.m. ET), on the CBS Television Network.
Geniuses face off on '500 Questions'
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:10 pm
ABC's innovative game show "500 Questions" returns as a special five-night event series, beginning with a two-hour season premiere on Thursday, May 26 (8-10 p.m. EDT), leading up to the two-hour season finale on Wednesday, June 1.
Old Fort Niagara announces 2016 events, free admission to May 18 'Community Appreciation Night'
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara announces a new season of sharing historic, authentic and engaging battle re-enactments, programs and performances for the enjoyment and education of the public that highlight nearly three centuries on the Niagara Frontier.
Higgins warns of electricity rate spikes following Huntley plant closure
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is sounding the alarm on significant local electricity rate spikes following the shutdown of the Huntley Station power plant in Tonawanda, and calling for swift action to protect consumers.
Poloncarz appoints Thomas Hersey as commissioner of environment and planning
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced his appointment of Thomas Hersey as commissioner of the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning.
Pet travel: Take Rover along, or leave him behind?
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:05 pm
Before you load your beloved pet into the car for the long haul, take a moment to reflect.
19 Ideas celebrates 5-year anniversary
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:05 pm
Local marketing and communications agency 19 IDEAS is celebrating its fifth year in business.
FMC 2016 remediation to begin
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced phase two of the soil remediation effort will begin on June 27 on the grounds of the Royalton-Hartland High School, and on May 3 at residences located on the K and M blocks in the Village of Middleport.
ECC breaks ground on new nanotechnology annex at north campus
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:00 pm
Erie Community College officials, local representatives and construction personnel joined for a groundbreaking ceremony for the school's $3.1 million nanotechnology building annex at ECC North Campus on Wednesday.
ABC announces teams competing on 'BattleBots: The Gears Awaken' preview special
Thu, May 5th 2016 02:55 pm
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23. It kicks off with a preview special titled "BattleBots: The Gears Awaken" on Tuesday, May 10 (10 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
May is Older Americans Month
Wed, May 4th 2016 05:40 pm
As part of the celebration of Older Americans Month in May, the Erie County Department of Senior Services will join adult day programs around Erie County in offering services and workshops for older adults along with resources for caregivers.
Office of Mental Health recognizes Western New York early intervention project
Wed, May 4th 2016 05:40 pm
Help Me Grow WNY has been honored at the New York State Office of Mental Health's "What's Great in Our State 2016," an event that celebrates the people and programs making a difference in the field of children's mental health. The award winner was recognized at an event on Tuesday in Albany.
Who will succeed American Pharoah?
Wed, May 4th 2016 05:30 pm
Last spring, American Pharoah captivated fans with the first Triple Crown sweep in 37 years. Who will succeed this historic champion?
Olmsted Center for Sight students meet Della - the Aquarium of Niagara's blind seal
Wed, May 4th 2016 03:45 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara welcomed 50 children from the Olmsted Center for Sight Preschool Tuesday to take part in one-on-one experiences geared toward the visually impaired.
Goo Goo Dolls to play at (716) Food and Sport
Wed, May 4th 2016 03:30 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls will play a private concert on the second floor at (716) Food and Sport at 3 p.m. Monday, May 9. The small, intimate gathering is presented by STAR 102.5, exclusively for on-air contest winners.
NTCC debuts EXP Niagara at second annual Day of Appreciation; photo gallery
Wed, May 4th 2016 03:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. unveiled the EXP Niagara program Wednesday at a gathering of more than 400 tourism employees. The training curriculum is designed to bolster workers' knowledge of the Niagara USA region to enhance customer service and create a better visitor experience.
River otter pups born at Buffalo Zoo
Wed, May 4th 2016 11:15 am
The Buffalo Zoo has welcomed a litter of North American river otter pups.
Premier League champions Leicester City to raise trophy at home match v. Everton
Tue, May 3rd 2016 08:20 pm
Premier League Champions Leicester City will put the finishing touches on their remarkable "Cinderella" story season when they raise the Premier League trophy at the King Power Stadium this Saturday, May 7, where they face Everton at 12:30 p.m. ET on USA Network and NBC UNIVERSO.
Community Missions launches 11th annual Parents' Day Campaign
Tue, May 3rd 2016 08:20 pm
Community Missions launches its 11th annual Parents' Day Campaign this week, giving Niagara residents a chance to honor their fathers and mothers with a gift to support their neighbors in need.
Summer concert schedule announced at Canalside
Tue, May 3rd 2016 07:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced, with the support of its sponsors, the Canalside summer 2016 concert lineup. Canalside will host 12 free Thursday concerts from June 9 to Aug. 25.
Four ways to stay motivated while transitioning into a healthier lifestyle
Tue, May 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Health and fitness are essential in everyone's daily routine. However, many individuals have trouble sticking to such lifestyle choices.
Aquarium of Niagara hosts 'Seasonings' fundraiser May 12
Tue, May 3rd 2016 03:00 pm
"Seasonings," a premier food and wine-tasting event held at the Aquarium of Niagara, returns Thursday, May 12. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
Poloncarz, Erie County DSS announce opening of HEAP cooling assistance program
Tue, May 3rd 2016 02:50 pm
Under the federally funded cooling program, eligible households (those meeting HEAP requirements and with at least one member having a documented medical condition) will receive installation of one window air conditioner.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to host 2016 Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival June 17-19
Tue, May 3rd 2016 02:45 pm
Officials from Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and organizers from the Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival announced the fourth annual Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival will take place in Seneca Square, in front of Seneca Niagara, June 17-19.
Village of Lewiston hosts ribbon-cutting for new Morgan Lewis Boardroom
Tue, May 3rd 2016 02:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board cut a ribbon Monday celebrating the grand opening of the new boardroom inside the Red Brick Municipal Building.
'Safety and Health in the Art Studio' workshop at Lockside Art Center
Tue, May 3rd 2016 09:45 am
Lockside Art Center, as part of its community service programs, presents the "Safety and Health in the Art Studio" workshop, a six-hour training session for area artists, art teachers and students.
Adoption STAR hosts annual 'Birth Mother's Day Celebration'
Tue, May 3rd 2016 09:40 am
Adoption STAR is hosting its annual "Birth Mother's Day Celebration" from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the at the North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo.
Erie County: Hazardous household waste drop-off event happens Saturday
Tue, May 3rd 2016 09:40 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with the Northwest and Northeast Southtowns solid waste management boards, Erie Community College and the Town of Amherst, are preparing for a household hazardous waste drop-off event to be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 7.
Lewiston Lions support Camp Duffield
Tue, May 3rd 2016 09:00 am
It was another full house at the Lewiston Lions April dinner meeting as Mary and Bill Owens spoke to the membership about an organization close to their hearts: Camp Duffield.
Poloncarz, county health commissioner, community partners announce 'Reap Program' to help combat opioid abuse epidemic
Mon, May 2nd 2016 04:40 pm
The REAP Program - which stands for rapid evaluation, appropriate placement - is modeled after a concept used in Gloucester, Massachusetts, that helped to see that community's property crime rate decrease 31 percent after it was implemented.
Undergraduate research conference highlights work of Niagara University students
Mon, May 2nd 2016 04:35 pm
Korinne Thorne investigated the use of curcumin-mediated photodynamic therapy in the treatment of cervical cancer.
Higgins announces bill to include rail disaster preparedness in federal fire grant program
Mon, May 2nd 2016 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced introduction of the Fire Department Proper Response and Equipment Prioritization Act (H.R.4765), a bill aimed at better equipping emergency personnel responding to train derailment accidents.