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Ceretto to host free child ID kit and car seat safety check
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:05 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, alongside the Erie County Sheriff's Office, recently announced he will host his annual car seat safety check and child ID kit event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 27, at the Grand Island Fire Co., 2275 Baseline Road.
Buffalo Zoo unveils new 'Zoofari' shuttle
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo unveiled a brand new custom-designed "Zoofari" shuttle during a media event Thursday. The Zoofari shuttle will run between the zoo and a parking lot at Medaille College on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
New footage revealed as NBC launches 60-second trailer of 'Heroes Reborn'
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
NBC Entertainment has debuted a new 60-second trailer for its fall event series "Heroes Reborn," which is set to premiere at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra team up for free concert to support Niagara Hospice
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
At 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, the Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra will host "A Midsummer Night's Music" at First Presbyterian Church in Lockport. Admission is free. Donations to Niagara Hospice are gratefully accepted.
Sabres announce 2015-16 regular-season schedule
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League today announced the team's 2015-16 regular-season schedule.
Higgins: National Science Foundation Award to support University at Buffalo research following Nepal earthquake
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the award of a $24,040 National Science Foundation grant to University at Buffalo engineer and researcher Dr. Andreas Stavridis for data collection and investigation of architectural and structural response to seismic activity following recent earthquakes in Nepal.
Interview: M. Night Shyamalan talks 'Wayward Pines' twists
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 12:00 pm
While M. Night Shyamalan's stories are varied - from a boy who sees dead people ("The Sixth Sense") to a faux superhero ("Unbreakable"), a mysterious, sheltered community ("The Village") to a far-off sci-fi future filled with "Abbies" ("Wayward Pines") - there is one big constant: At some point, each tale will have a shocking twist.
Tonawandas offer a gateway to summer
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 08:00 am
With all the artisans, musicians and food vendors present for the T-NT Gateway Market last Thursday, the biggest crowd congregated around Lloyd III, the third incarnation of the popular Buffalo-based food truck.
NU students experience 'life-changing' global trade mission to Vietnam
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 10:30 pm
Twelve Niagara University graduate students recently participated in a 13-day international experience that reinforced their MBA curriculum and furnished them with knowledge of another country's business practices, customs and culture.
Brittany Mezhir receives Lewiston Lions Scholarship Award
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 10:30 pm
Brittany Mehzir, a Lewiston-Porter High School graduating senior, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Lewiston Community Lions Tuesday. Lion Sheila Zuhlke was present at the awards luncheon to present Mezhir with a check.
Historic Palace Theatre hosts 'Bootleggers Ball' fundraiser
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 10:25 pm
On Wednesday, July 15, the Historic Palace Theatre will host a "Bootleggers Ball" in the heart of downtown Lockport. This "Roaring Twenties"-themed event will take place outside, in front of the Palace Theatre (2 East Ave.).
Billoni's Buffalo-Niagara Views: Ride for Roswell seeks to raise funds to combat cancer
Wed, Jun 24th 2015 09:55 pm
I propose we make a change: Along with referring to Buffalo as the City of Good Neighbors, I suggest we extend that to Buffalo-Niagara—The Region of Great Neighbors.
New programs at Aquarium of Niagara
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 05:20 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has new summer programs and extended hours beginning June 27. Open every day at 9 a.m., the venue is now open until 6:30 p.m. through Labor Day. Last admittance to the Aquarium of Niagara is 6 p.m.
Community Missions annual Duck Race benefits hungry and homeless in Niagara County
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 05:20 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual Duck Race, presented by Fidelis Care, at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
Niagara USA Wine Festival returns to Lewiston
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating its seventh annual Niagara USA Wine Festival at Lewiston's Academy Park. This year's event takes place from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and from noon until 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26.
Physical therapy now available at HARBORCENTER
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
Visitors to IMPACT Sports Performance, HARBORCENTER's 5,000-square-foot-high performance training facility, are now able to obtain complete physical therapy services offered by Advanced Care Physical Therapy.
NU Theatre presents free children's stories this summer at Leary Theatre, Artpark
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
Yes, Niagara University Repertory Theatre is back and better than ever with fast, furious and fantastically funny children's tales brought to life by trained actors.
New York State Senate confirms two NYPA trustees
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
The New York State Senate has confirmed a county government leader and an energy consultant as the newest members of the New York Power Authority board of trustees.
Memorial announces Niagara Cup Classic winners
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 07:00 am
The 24th annual Niagara Cup Classic was held June 9 at the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick golf courses.
Ortt, VFW dedicate sign for Youngstown veterans
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:35 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt and members of the VFW Lake Ontario Post 313 in Youngstown honored and memorialized all Youngstown veterans who have served overseas with a sign along Route 93/Lockport Road. The sign designates a portion of Route 93 as the "Youngstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway."
NBC Sports Group presents exclusive live coverage of 2015 NHL Draft Friday on NBCSN
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:20 pm
NBC Sports Group will provide its most comprehensive NHL Draft coverage ever this Friday, June 26, with an exclusive presentation of the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft on NBCSN at 7 p.m.
Colton Dixon dedicates 'Through All Of It' music video to Charleston Church as it premieres on Fox News website
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Colton Dixon's official music video premiered exclusively Monday on, along with an interview with Todd Starnes discussing the Charleston shooting and the message of hope behind the single.
'Bombshell' shifts from screen to stage
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Following the explosive and well-received Actors Fund benefit that featured the music of "Bombshell" from the NBC television series "Smash," Universal Stage Productions has begun development on "Bombshell" as a musical for the stage.
Ceretto troubled by closing of NFTA-Metro route, urges community input on decision
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto issued a statement Monday on Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's decision to close Route 55, running between the Portage Road Transit Center and Niagara County Community College and BOCES.
Pappas, Higgins, Ortt, Schimminger rededicate Frederick B. Durkee Memorial Bridge
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, Congressman Brian Higgins, State Sen. Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger joined other local officials and members of the community for a ceremony Monday rededicating the Frederick B. Durkee Memorial Bridge, which is the only access to Tonawanda Island from River Road in the City of North Tonawanda.
'Grand Gardens of the Niagara Portage' to be showcased at July 18 event
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Parks and gardens along the historic Niagara Portage will be the featured destinations Saturday, July 18, as four city institutions present a series of outdoor activities for people of all ages.
Higgins announces Veterans Education Flexibility Act
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, was joined by veterans in the Canisius College Office of Veterans Services in Buffalo to announce the Veterans' Education Flexibility Act. The bill would remove the time limits veterans have to use the education benefits earned from their service.
Possible rabies risk: Niagara County Department of Health searching for man with wild raccoon
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 01:25 pm
Public health officers from the Niagara County Department of Health Division of Environmental Health Rabies Control Program are seeking information on the whereabouts of a man with a raccoon seen circulating at the Music and Arts Festival in Niagara Falls this past Friday.
Niagara County seniors urged to take needs survey
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:55 am
Members of Niagara County's senior population and their caregivers have a chance to weigh in on government services for the aging in a new online survey currently being conducted by the Niagara County Office for the Aging.
Fireworks not as safe as suspected
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
What's more dangerous: cleaning the toilet, lighting candles or watching firecrackers explode?
'UB on the Green' continues to celebrate summer
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
"UB on the Green," the University at Buffalo's free outdoor event series catering to the University Heights neighborhood, is back for its ninth season, once again celebrating Buffalo's summer with live music, dancing and hands-on activities for the entire family.
Winners of Mount St. Mary's Hospital River Run
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
Joseph Moberg and Mary Kofahl were the male and female winners of Saturday's 13th annual Mount St. Mary's Hospital River Run. The event, part of the DiMino Tops Racing Series, is coordinated by the hospital's center for rehabilitation.
Niagara Falls: Outdoor attractions planned at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is planning to raise the bar in a big way this summer. The resort destination announced Monday it will host a series of three outdoor attractions performed by the Espanas, a world-renowned fifth-generation circus family.
New date for 'Colm Wilkinson: Broadway & Beyond' at UB
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
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Niagara University to offer B.A. in economics starting this fall
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
Niagara University will soon be offering an undergraduate economics curriculum for students seeking to study the theory of business in the context of a broader liberal arts education.
Rededication of Frederick B. Durkee Memorial Bridge
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 04:25 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, Congressman Brian Higgins, State Sen. Robert Ortt, Assembly members John Ceretto and Robin Schimminger and other local officials are scheduled to rededicate the Frederick B. Durkee Memorial Bridge, which spans over the Little River from River Road to Tonawanda Island.
Ceretto fighting for legislation to reduce cancer rates
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 04:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto helped pass legislation this week that will encourage New Yorkers to receive cancer screenings while reducing health care costs.
March of Dimes celebrates passage of legislation designating pregnancy as a qualifying life event
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 04:25 pm
New York is the first state in the country to pass legislation designating pregnancy as a "qualifying life event," creating a special enrollment period for pregnant women to purchase health insurance from New York State of Health.
Roser leaves Lew-Port on good note
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 09:00 am
Seven years ago, Christopher Roser joined the Lewiston-Porter School District as superintendent. He came at a time when the Board of Education was in turmoil, and trust between the constituencies was low.