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Cuomo: New York state campgrounds on track for record-high attendance
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced attendance at New York State Parks campgrounds is on pace for another record-setting year, and reminded New Yorkers that many of the state's finest camping facilities are open for fall camping well into the autumn months.
Art auction to benefit Community Missions
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:15 pm
Community Missions will hold its 2015 art auction Friday, Sept. 18, at the Sheraton at the Falls. This biannual event aims to raise awareness and funds for the agency programs and the marginalized population it serves. The event continues Community Missions' yearlong celebration of its 90th anniversary.
Ad Club's 'Big Tip-Off' raises a record $6,000-plus
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:15 pm
The Advertising Club of Buffalo is proud to announce more than $6,000 was raised for student scholarships at yesterday's fifth annual "Big Tip-Off" event.
Poloncarz, Hoak honor Norman and Nancy Taylor as August Seniors of the Month
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak and enthusiastic seniors at the Alden Senior Center to honor Mr. and Mrs. Norman and Nancy Taylor as "Seniors of the Month" for August.
Niagara County clinical practices join HEALTHeLINK
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:25 am
HEALTHeLINK today announced the Niagara County Department of Mental Health in Lockport, Schoellkopf Health Center in Niagara Falls, Tuscarora Health Center in Lewiston, YJH Medical in Niagara Falls and Yong B. Chi in Newfane are among the newest organizations to participate in Western New York's clinical information exchange.
Grand Island residents blast proposed local law at hearing
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:10 am
A draft local law on amending R-2 zoning district regulations, inspired by the opposition to Lighthouse Pointe project, was lambasted by residents at a public hearing Monday during a Grand Island Town Board meeting.
White Cane Drive
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:10 am
The Grand Island Lions Club held its White Cane Drive on Aug. 14 and 15. Money raised helps the Lions help the blind.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Multiple emergencies occur during power outage
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:05 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski reported that Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters and medics handled several emergency incidents during a major power outage affecting approximately 3,858 National Grid customers Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Obit: Shirley J. Runions
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
Shirley J. Runions, a former longtime Grand Island resident, passed away Aug. 14, 2015.
Obit: Marilyn J. Mesmer
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island resident Marilyn J. (née Flessel) Mesmer entered into rest Aug. 15, 2015.
Pieces of the Past: Porter Historical Society Museum
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
The Town of Porter Historical Society Museum is just four rooms (and their connected hallways), but there's a lot of history packed into those walls.
Wheatfield: O'Neill pleads not guilty
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
Michael O'Neill, the Wheatfield man charged in a blast that injured him July 21, made his first appearance Wednesday in federal court.
Coptic Orthodox Church opens doors
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
It started as a way to welcome the surrounding community and educate the public on the history and traditions of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
'Hands On' to clean up a city street
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
North Tonawanda's Oliver Street has a wealth of history as a business district, a melting pot and a home to many of the city's notable organizations.
Helping with H.O.P.E.
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
Michael O'Connor is a survivor.
Town of Niagara: Residents air development concerns
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
The possibility of new neighbors in the Town of Niagara has some nearby residents concerns. Several Sweet Home Road residents spoke up at Tuesday's Town Board meeting about worries ranging from water to noise to taxes to traffic and even asbestos.
Moving in to a dorm or apartment this month? BBB has tips for a seamless move
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 07:00 am
It's getting to be that time of summer where college students across the country prepare to head back for another school year and move into their new apartments for fall semester.
Canalside caps off summer concert series with R&B group En Vogue
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 03:05 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced its successful Thursday night concert series will culminate with tonight's performance from R&B trio En Vogue.
New York state's unemployment rate drops to 5.4 percent
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 02:50 pm
In July, New York state's private-sector job count climbed by 19,300, or 0.2 percent, to 7,831,700, a new record high, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the New York State Department of Labor.
NBC Sports to present unprecedented live coverage of U.S. Olympic Team trials marathon in February 2016
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 02:30 pm
NBC Sports Group, the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Track & Field, and LA MARATHON announced today NBC will broadcast unprecedented live coverage of the U.S. Olympic Team trials marathon for men and women from Los Angeles beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016.
Schneiderman announces targeted advertising campaign to help Buffalo-area homeowners avoid foreclosure rescue scams
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a targeted advertising campaign and consumer education initiative to help Buffalo homeowners spot, avoid and report mortgage rescue scams.
Town of Niagara to host candidates' forum
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:50 pm
A new citizens' group called Town Citizen and Residents for Good Government will host a candidates' forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Calvin Richards Community Center, Veterans Park, Lockport Road, Niagara Falls.
A Taste of East Aurora: Savory Scoops stops by a sweet and savory one-stop café
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:35 pm
Nestled in the quaint historic Village of East Aurora is a café that has the community buzzing.
Savory Scoops: El Cubilete feeds Mexican fix
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:25 pm
El Cubilete is the newest Mexican restaurant in Niagara Falls, and it is hot! Located at 9400 Niagara Falls Blvd., this cantina opened in November and has steadily grown in popularity over the months.
Roemer appointed as magistrate judge
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:00 pm
The district judges of the Western District of New York have announced the appointment of Michael J. Roemer, Esq., of Youngstown as a magistrate judge. Roemer won unanimous selection to fill the seat vacated by the Hon. Hugh B. Scott, who will continue to serve as a recall magistrate judge for the district.
Collins announces $362,505 in grants for six local fire companies
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $362,505 in federal funding for six local fire companies:
Hundreds enjoy ArtsParked
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 04:50 pm
ArtsParked was a great day to be at Artpark on Saturday, Aug. 15. With 87 artists and crafters, music on two stages all day and seven food trucks, there was something for everyone.
Chris Tomlin to release 'ADORE: Christmas Songs of Worship' this October
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:45 pm
Grammy and Billboard Music Award winner Chris Tomlin saw his longtime vision come to life last week as more than 35,000 people came together for Worship Night In America events, selling out Madison Square Garden, Denver's Red Rocks Amphitheater and Sacramento's Sleep Train Arena.
$15,000 from First Niagara to help Urban Roots as it grows its presence in Buffalo neighborhood and positively impacts community
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:45 pm
Urban Roots Community Garden Center became a reality nine years ago when a group of residents on Buffalo's West Side decided to develop a cooperative garden center in their neighborhood to keep dollars in the City of Buffalo.
Niagara County Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:45 pm
Niagara County Peach Festival Chairman Gerry Gismondi has announced there will be a cheerleading competition Friday, Sept. 11, at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston. Competition will be held for high school varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads or youth football and all-star squads.
Canalside's 'Tuesday Night Flicks' series ends with 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' presented by Squeaky Wheel
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
Join Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center one last time at Buffalo's Canalside for an outdoor film screening of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" as part of "Tuesday Night Flicks."
Seneca Resorts & Casinos announces diverse November entertainment lineup
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos has announced a deep, wide-ranging set of performances scheduled for November at Seneca Niagara Casino & resort and Seneca Allegany Casino & Resort.
Lewiston Arts Café welcomes Livio Farallo and Darryl Tonemah
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will present another program in the second season of the Lewiston Arts Café. Hosted by Perry Nicholas and Maria Sebastian, Arts Café is a series of programs that feature some of the area's finest poets and musicians.
Chris Cornell's 'Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart' most added at triple A, active rock and mainstream rock
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
Chris Cornell's debut single, "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart," from his forthcoming studio album "Higher Truth," accomplished a rare feat as it became the No. 1 most added single at triple A and active rock, two distinctly different formats, this week.
NU summer camp acclimates international students to English language, WNY, American culture
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
Nguyen Hai Anh made her first-ever visit to the U.S. from Vietnam this summer intent on gaining English language proficiency. Le Xuan Son, also from Vietnam, was interested in understanding American culture and ideologies. Meanwhile, Shanghai native Tu Peng Wei simply wanted to see for himself what an American university looked like.
Stevie Wonder to perform in Buffalo
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
First Niagara Center has announced legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder will bring his "Songs In The Key Of Life Performance" tour to Buffalo Thursday, Nov. 19. The show begins at 8 p.m.
BBC Band Beatles tribute, 'Summer of Love' at The Riv
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:35 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced the following events:
Youngstown: Ortt secures $20,000 for purchase of new police cruiser
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today delivered a check in the amount of $20,000 to help the Youngstown Police Department better protect residents and operate more effectively. Ortt secured the state funding to assist the department with the purchase of one new, state-of-the-art police cruiser.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Boulevard Mall Saturday
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present adoptable dogs Sonny, Cher and Hope from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Boulevard Mall (Sears Court) on Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road in Amherst.
Niagara Catholic lends a helping hand
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:15 pm
Members of the Niagara Catholic campus ministry team recently assisted the Lion's Club International District 20-N with its Recycle for Sight program.

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