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Daemen receives grant for program for refugee teens
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 03:10 pm
Daemen College's Refugee Teen Empowerment Program, which provides mentoring and Regents exam preparation to refugee youth living on Buffalo's West Side, has received a $15,000 grant from the Erie County Youth Services Bureau.
14th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival announced; Artpark to assist
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 01:10 pm
The cool sounds of jazz will fill the summer air when the 14th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival returns Aug. 28-29. The region's popular music event draws more than 40,000 people to the Village of Lewiston filling cafés, pubs, restaurants and shops.
DiNapoli: Special education providers shortchanging special needs children
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 01:10 pm
Audits of special education providers across New York state have uncovered a disturbing pattern of mismanagement that cost taxpayers nearly $42 million in the last decade, including $20 million in 2014 alone, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Niagara River Greenway meetings announced
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:55 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will hold two meetings Jan. 20 at Beaver Island State Park. The executive committee will meet at 2 p.m. at the park administrative office. The full commission will meet at 3 p.m. at the Beaver Island Clubhouse. Both meetings are open to the public.
Buffalo Sabres recall Varone, Dalpe from Rochester
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forwards Phil Varone and Zac Dalpe from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
HAL presents 'Buffalo Steam Yachts from the Gilded Age'
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:30 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston presents "Buffalo Steam Yachts from the Gilded Age" as its monthly program.
Adams congratulates New York's 2015 Golden Globe Award winners
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:25 pm
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams today released the following statement congratulating New York state's 2015 Golden Globe Award winners:
Golden Globes honors Clooney, 'Boyhood'
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 12:00 pm
NBC aired the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards Sunday night.
Buffalo Bills hire Rex Ryan as head coach
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 11:10 am
Following a flurry of activity over the weekend, the Buffalo Bills officially named Rex Ryan as the team's 18th head coach Monday. He replaces Doug Marrone, who opted out of his contract on New Year's Eve.
Castellani Art Museum 'TopSpin' series: Gary Sczerbaniewicz's architectural vignettes invite viewers into distorted world
Mon, Jan 12th 2015 07:00 am
Buffalo artist Gary Sczerbaniewicz's exhibition "High Strangeness" features a series of seven small architectural vignettes housed within scorched periscope forms and a central terminal from which the vignettes emanate.
Lewiston Police provide update on assault/stabbing
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:30 pm
Further investigation by the Lewiston Police Department revealed the motive behind the stabbing/assault on Jan. 6 was a physical domestic.
Katy Perry invites Lenny Kravitz to join her during Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on NBC
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:30 pm
Global superstar Katy Perry has invited Lenny Kravitz to join her as she headlines the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on NBC. The game will take place Sunday, Feb. 1, from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.
Stafford back with Sabres; Schaller, Grigorenko, Varone sent to Rochester
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced forwards Mikhail Grigorenko and Phil Varone have been assigned to the Rochester Americans of the AHL.
Juice Bistro and Café opens at 700 Center
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:00 am
The third and final unit of Barbara Crouthamel's Center Street complex is now open. The owner/operator of Lovin' My Bags and Naturally Organics debuted 700 Center Street Juice Bistro and Café earlier this week.
Youngstown Village Board eyeing improvements
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:00 am
The Youngstown Village Board meeting Thursday was brief, but with the focus of the betterment of the village as top priority.
Lewiston Police Department reports on area burglaries
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:00 am
Lewiston Police officers are continuing their investigations into a rash of burglaries that have hit area residences of late, including a number in the village and town.
Town of Lewiston Board, LPD honor retired justice clerk Rizzo
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 08:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board kicked off the new year Monday by addressing the nuts and bolts of government, with a flurry of adoptions, confirmations and appointments as the town gets down to business for 2015.
Lewiston ice rink gets 'Frozen'
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 07:00 am
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Sno-Chiefs schedule snowmobile safety course
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 07:00 am
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will hold a New York State Snowmobile Safety Course Monday, Jan. 19, and Tuesday, Jan. 20. The course is open to anyone age 10 or older.
K-9 search at Lewiston-Porter High School
Sat, Jan 10th 2015 07:00 am
Seven K-9 units from area law enforcement agencies recently participated in a random drug search at Lewiston-Porter High School. Dogs from Lewiston, Niagara County, State Police, North Tonawanda, Town of Tonawanda and Amherst participated in this search.
USA Network, YMCA Buffalo Niagara form special partnership to engage youth
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 05:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara is pleased to be a part of USA Network's fourth annual "Characters Unite" documentary.
FHA to reduce annual insurance premiums
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 05:05 pm
As the nation's housing market continues to improve, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced the Federal Housing Administration will reduce the annual premiums new borrowers will pay by half of a percent.
Town of Wilson tax bills lost
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:30 pm
The Town of Wilson reports its tax bills were sent out Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014. However, the U.S. Postal Service lost the 2,000 bills-plus and it is unsure when, or if, the bills will be delivered.
Catholic Charities 2015 Appeal opens
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:30 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, this week announced a $10.9 million goal for the 2015 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo.
Youngstown Lions to hold nonperishable food drive
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:25 pm
The Youngstown Lions is among the clubs participating in the Worldwide Week of Service this month. During the week of Jan. 10-16, Youngstown Lions Club officers and members will hold a nonperishable food drive to assist needy individuals residents in the Village of Youngstown and Town of Porter.
Presti Karate celebrates 45 years
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:25 pm
Presti Karate Centers is celebrating its 45th year in business this year in Niagara Falls. Master John Presti said 2015 will be a banner year with special guest seminars and special classes taught by some of Presti Karate's own top black belts.
For the first time, Academy to announce Oscar nominations in all 24 categories live
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:10 pm
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams will announce the nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference Thursday at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
'Girl Meets World' stars Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter cast in upcoming Disney Channel original movies
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:05 pm
Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter of Disney Channel's hit comedy series "Girl Meets World," Paris Berelc of Disney XD's "Mighty Med" and Sofia Carson of this year's highly anticipated Disney's "Descendants," will each add an upcoming Disney Channel original movie to their credits this year, as the channel continues its focus on developing young entertainers and giving them opportunities to showcase their talent across multiple projects.
Buffalo-Niagara Partnership: Air Base, brownfields top regional items
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:05 pm
Niagara County lawmakers are hailing several key items in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership's 2015 regional agenda, rolled out Thursday night at a standing-room only press conference overlooking Downtown Buffalo's Coca-Cola Field.
Mount St. Mary's implements temporary visitor restrictions
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:05 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital is taking precautions to reduce the spread of the influenza virus by limiting visitors to individuals age 14 and older. The visitor age restriction is effective immediately throughout the hospital.
Celebrate winter, hockey and more at HARBORCENTER and Canalside this weekend
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
On the heels of this morning's snowfall, the Canalside district in Buffalo will be extra busy this weekend with a wide range of activities for all to enjoy.
Leadership Niagara announces 'Leader of the Year'
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
Leadership Niagara brought together 41 regional leaders today for its opening overnight retreat and to begin a 12-month leadership development program.
Lewiston resident appointed to executive management leadership group at NOCO
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
NOCO announced the appointment of Deborah Coder to vice president, credit services, as part of the company's newly formed executive management leadership group.
Higgins pushes for resources along northern border
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the House Floor today urging the Homeland Security appropriations subcommittee to provide sufficient funding for the programs necessary to ensure the free flow of people and goods at the northern border.
'The Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson to guest judge on Syfy's 'Face Off'
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
Josh Hutcherson, star of "The Hunger Games" franchise, will guest judge on Syfy's critically acclaimed reality competition series "Face Off" - the network's most watched unscripted series - in this season's third episode, "Let the Games Begin," airing Tuesday, Jan. 27 (9 p.m.).
Phillips, Morreale, Lederhouse win at Big R Hangover 150
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:20 pm
As has been tradition for the past 15 years at Western New York's Ransomville Speedway, the season officially kicked off on New Year's Day for the annual Hangover 150 Enduro.
Wheatfield Senior Citizens upcoming events
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:20 pm
Wheatfield Senior Citizens will hold a travel meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, at the Wheatfield Senior Center, 2790 Church Road. The group has also announced the following trips:
Niagara County Farm Bureau meets at Marjim Manor
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:20 pm
The Niagara County Farm Bureau hosted its annual holiday gathering at The Winery at Marjim Manor. Board members and their guests used the opportunity to interact with local political leaders.
Wheatfield board delays SCOPE, discusses flooding
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:15 pm
As Wheatfield's Town Board delayed approval of the final SCOPE for the Environmental Impact Statement for Cobblestone Creek, residents from the surrounding area continued to present the board with evidence of drainage issues on and around their properties.
Quasar, New York and Ohio
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:15 pm
For more than a year now, grassroots activists in Wheatfield have fought against Ohio-based Quasar Energy Group, a company that creates alternative energy from wastewater and uses the byproduct as fertilizer.
 

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