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Smile Education Day to reach 15,000 kids
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:50 am
Twenty-five years ago, faculty in the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine learned parents were brushing their children's teeth with Comet, a cleaning powder more suited for a bathroom sink. They immediately realized they needed to raise the "dental IQ" in the community.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes baby giraffe
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:50 am
The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a female giraffe.
Empire State Beef Classic at The Fairgrounds
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:40 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society, Crystalyx and Shamel Milling Co. are sponsoring the third annual Empire State Beef Classic April 10-12 in the Agriculture Discovery Center on the Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Echosmith on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:40 am
Indie pop band Echosmith performs for the "LIVE" audience.
Old Fort Niagara to honor volunteers at breakfast
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:40 am
Old Fort Niagara's corps of volunteers and re-enactors logged 35,011 hours at the historic landmark in 2014, which the venue values at more than $550,000 in comparable wages.
Panepinto unveils 'Fair New York' investment plan for state surplus
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:40 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, unveiled the details behind the investment plan, "Fair New York" Tuesday.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser
Wed, Feb 25th 2015 08:40 am
Join the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum for its first Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser.
Memorial, Kaleida, ECMC announce joint effort to reduce cardiac care disparities
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 05:25 pm
Erie County Medical Center, Kaleida Health and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced a three-point plan to bring lifesaving cardiac care closer to home for Niagara County residents while directly addressing disparities in the availability of that care to African-Americans and people living in poverty.
Niagara Power Vista will hold sun safety and solar power program
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 05:25 pm
The New York Power Authority will host a program called "Sun Safety-Solar Power" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Niagara Power Vista in Lewiston.
Seventh annual Penguin Days amateur photo contest
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 04:55 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating the 24th annual Penguin Days Celebration March 21-22 with a penguin photography contest.
Capt. Kathy Thorp a vital part of Navy Reserve
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 04:55 pm
Not only does Capt. Kathy Thorp support military service members as the founder of Operation Welcome Home Maryland, she also cares for them as a Navy nurse in the United States Navy Reserve where she is assigned to Navy Operational Support Center, Baltimore.
Fire at Faery's
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 04:50 pm
Tuesday morning, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported receiving several 911 calls of a structure fire at Faery's Nursery, 3170 Ridge Road, Ransomville.
ABC announces 'Dancing with the Stars' 10th anniversary celebrity cast
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 02:45 pm
The 10th anniversary celebrity cast of "Dancing with the Stars" is strapping on its ballroom shoes and getting ready for the first dance Monday, March 16 (8-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Martin's Fantasy Island to debut two new rides
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 02:45 pm
Martin's Fantasy Island has announced a $1 million expansion, with a brand-new ride and a new version of a classic to be ready for the 2015 season.
Oscar telecast down 16 percent from 2014
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 11:00 am
While nearly 37 million people watched the Academy Awards on ABC Sunday, the show garnered its lowest viewer turnout in six years. This year's ceremony was down 16 percent from last year's event.
Give parties a boost with gourmet cheese
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:35 pm
There's more to Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese than you may have considered. While delicious grated over pasta, it also can be served on its own or paired with other flavors to help liven up the table at a party.
NYSDOT reminder: Don't plow snow into roads
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:35 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation reminds property owners that, during the winter months, snow and ice should not be pushed into the road or piled on or along highways. This action is potentially hazardous for pedestrians and motorists, and is against state law.
Allstate offers tips to prevent frozen and bursting pipes during frigid winter
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:10 pm
Arctic air is bringing record lows and hard freezes across much of New York, including many areas not accustomed to the winter chill. But there are things one can do to protect home and property during cold weather.
Program for jump-starting small businesses focus of Daemen lecture
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:10 pm
"Straight Talk," which for nearly 20 years has provided education, training, counseling and networking opportunities to local small business owners and entrepreneurs, will be highlighted at the Daemen College Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series at 5 p.m. March 5 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge.
Celebrating 25 years of smoke-free US flights, American Lung Association calls for comprehensive smoke-free laws
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:05 pm
Through the passage of groundbreaking legislation championed by the American Lung Association and its partners, U.S. airline passengers have been breathing smoke-free air for the past 25 years.
DEC announces state of Lake Ontario meetings
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
The public will have the opportunity to learn about the state of Lake Ontario fisheries at public meetings held in Monroe, Niagara and Oswego counties in March.
Oscars: 'Birdman' bests 'Boyhood'
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:35 am
"Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" took Best Picture at the 87th Academy Awards.
Ortt: Protect victims, schools from sexual predators
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
State Sen. Robert Ortt has announced legislation (S.2069) that will prohibit sex offenders from living near schools or in close proximity to their victims.
Sabres Green Team to host 'Shredding Day' March 7
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team, in conjunction with First Niagara Bank and Shred-it, will partner to host a "Shredding Day" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 7, at First Niagara Bank in Depew, 1455 French Road.
Sabres recall defensemen McCabe, Pysyk
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres recalled defensemen Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Bouquets of Hope runs March 4-7
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
Welcome spring with a bouquet of fresh flowers March 4-7 during the 29th annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale.
WNY's largest St. Patrick's Day party returns to Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am
More than 2,500 guests will fill The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., for the 33rd annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The event begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17.
Small section of The Ice at Canalside to temporarily close for repair
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 10:40 am
Effective today, a crew will be on hand to repair a small section of The Ice at Canalside (approximately 2 percent of the 33,000-square-foot skating surface). The majority of the ice will remain open and available for public skating and other activities with the complete schedule available at www.canalsidebuffalo.com.
Senior Citizen of the Year nominations sought
Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Office for the Aging is seeking nominations for Niagara County Senior Citizen of the Year. Each year, the office recognizes a senior who is an integral part of the community, giving back and serving residents of all ages.
'Winter Safety Day,' 'The Ultimate Fitness Challenge' at The Ice at Canalside
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 12:55 pm
Learn how to be safe in this extreme winter weather. "Winter Safety Day," presented by Cleve Hill Auto and Tire, will be an afternoon learning experience on how to keep comfortable behind the wheel when faced with a challenging situation and performing outdoor activities.
Super Bowl DWI crackdown
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 12:55 pm
Between Jan. 31 and Feb. 2, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Niagara Falls Police Department, North Tonawanda Police Department, New York State Park Police, Lockport Police Department, Middleport Police Department, Lewiston Police Department, Town of Niagara Police Department and Somerset Police Department all participated in a "Super Bowl DWI Crackdown Enforcement."
Melloni's a U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon winner
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 09:00 am
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced Melloni's Market Place of Youngstown as a winner in its annual Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards, a program that recognizes companies for success and innovation and for contributions to economic growth and free enterprise.
Village of Lewiston seeks funding to keep Fourth of July fireworks
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 09:00 am
The Village of Lewiston may be forced to offer less bang for the buck come Fourth of July.
New Lewiston Police Department clerk
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 08:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department has announced Katelyn Allan is the new police clerk.
Robert Moses reconfiguration moving forward
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:05 am
A hybrid of the three viable Robert Moses Parkway North redesign alternatives was presented Thursday to residents, local business and tourism leaders, and elected leaders inside the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
And winter continues ...
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
What has now become the winter of discontent for many continues seemingly unabated in the Buffalo-Niagara area.
Lewiston Town Board schedules special election
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
On Nov. 26, Town of Lewiston Receiver of Taxes and Assessments Joan Brandel Stephens retired after 33 years of dedicated service to the Town of Lewiston. Since her departure, the tax/water office has continued to provide the same efficient, friendly and professional service as it did under her leadership.
Paid summer internships offered by NYPA foundation
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 07:00 am
The New York Press Association Foundation reminds students that the application deadline is fast approaching for its paid summer internship program. The program gives qualified college students the opportunity to hone their skill sets in preparation for a career in community journalism.
Active Lewiston No. 1 seeks new members
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 03:30 am
Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 was dispatched Feb. 7 on a report of a possible fire inside the wall of a residence on North Seventh Street (pictured).
Nominate your favorite fish fry restaurant and win one for yourself
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 03:25 am
Niagara Frontier Publications is hosting its fourth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest.