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UB: Patient safety will improve with launch of ACA effort focused on better data collection
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:00 pm
As many as a third of patients admitted to the U.S.' best hospitals have experienced harm as part of their care. That astounding 2005 statistic is often cited to underscore the alarming need for improvement in health care. More recent studies have found patient safety problems may be responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths per year.
Quadriplegic gives inspiring lecture to UBMD physicians, staff
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 05:55 pm
Twenty-one years ago to the day, Maine-born Travis Roy took his first steps onto the ice as a D-1 Boston University hockey freshman. He never could've anticipated that, just 11 seconds later, his life would be forever changed.
Village of Lewiston HPC approves Frontier House subdivision request
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 02:35 pm
A small change on paper made a big difference Monday, as the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission approved a modified request by Hastings Lewiston Inc. to subdivide the property at 460 Center St. Commissioners voted 4-0 to grant a certificate of appropriateness, and to move the concept along to the Planning Board.
PHOTOS: Artisan's Edge annual 'Haunted Frontier House' - enter if you dare
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 09:35 am
Classic and creative images of Halloween horror line the first floor of the historic Frontier House as part of the Artisan's Edge annual haunted home.
French Heritage Day will share early Niagara history on Nov. 5
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 05:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 5, Old Fort Niagara will present "French Heritage Day" through a series of interactive and educational activities for the public. The programs will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will convey the influence and impact of the French on Niagara's early history, from 1726-59.
Lions hold meat raffle
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 04:25 pm
The Wheatfield Lion's Club is holding its first meat raffle. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, at the American Legion Post 1451, 6525 Ward Road in Wheatfield.
Angelo Morinello endorsed by Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. of New York State
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 04:25 pm
Angelo Morinello, candidate for the 145th Assembly District, has have received the endorsement of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. of New York State. ABC's Empire Chapter is the leading voice for free enterprise in New York's construction industry.
Buffalo Sabres recall Linus Ullmark
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 03:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Ortt, local representatives kick off Red Ribbon week in conjunction with mental health awareness
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 03:25 pm
In a joint effort to combat the opioid crisis and raise awareness about the drug abuse issues facing local communities, State Sen. Rob Ortt, local officials and community organizations held a local kickoff Monday for the national Red Ribbon Campaign, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.
Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It announces all-women hackathon
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 01:55 pm
The Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It (GDI Buffalo) will once again host the region's only all-women hackathon, "GDI Hacks powered by AT&T," and has expanded it based on the popularity of last year's event.
OUN: Gift wrap volunteers needed
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:20 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts at its giftwrap booth this holiday season. The booth is located inside the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls and is open during all mall hours, including holiday hours.
43North announces award-winning entrepreneur Megan Smith to speak during $1 million round & awards celebration
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:15 am
43North - the $5 million startup competition -announced award-winning entrepreneur and Buffalo native Megan Smith will speak during 43North's finals million-dollar round and awards celebration, held at Shea's Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. Oct. 27.
Niagara University reintroduces minor in Africana/black studies
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
A reconfigured academic minor at Niagara University focuses on the study of the diaspora of African-descended people and cultures.
Communications Career Expo set for Nov. 1 at Hilbert College
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
Hilbert College will host a Communications Career Expo at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in West Herr Atrium on campus.
Basket auction at St. Jude
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
The St. Jude Shrine of Lewiston will hold its annual basket auction and craft and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. A variety of theme baskets, mega baskets, unique crafts, holiday gifts and bake goods will be featured.
AAA hosting job fair in Buffalo
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York is hosting a job fair this week for candidates interested in roadside assistance and truck driver positions, as well as customer service representative positions.
The streak is over: Gas prices now higher than one year ago
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.22 per gallon, down 2 cents from last week. The New York state average is $2.37 per gallon, up 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.36.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month all November at all Seneca Resorts & Casinos. To kickoff the celebrations, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will host a Haudenosaunee community social from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Seneca Niagara Event Center.
Wheatfield Lions to hold first meat raffle
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Lion's Club will hold its first meat raffle Saturday, Nov. 5, at the American Legion Post No. 1451 at 6525 Ward Road, Wheatfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the raffle begins at 7 p.m.
NFP High School Game of the Week: North Tonawanda survives in a playoff thriller versus Iroquois
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 06:00 pm
On a cold, damp Friday night at George Vetter Stadium in North Tonawanda, the Lumberjacks survived a fight from the Iroquois Chiefs, defeating them 20-16.
Suneel's Light Foundation announces return of dance-inspired charity event for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 10:40 am
The Suneel's Light Foundation has announced the fourth annual "Suneel's Celebrity Gala" will be held from 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the grand ballroom of Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. The "Dancing with the Stars"-inspired event will feature six well-known local celebrities from across Western New York showcasing their dancing prowess in a head-to-head competition.
St. Stephen R.C. Church Altar Society to hold annual fundraiser
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 09:00 am
The St. Stephen Altar Society will hold its annual basket raffle and bake sale Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23. The event will take place Saturday before and after 4:30 p.m. Mass and Sunday all morning, with drawings at 1 p.m. A "Bargains Galore" rummage sale table is part of the event as well.
Fall Festival at TUMC
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 09:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Niagara University's communication studies department launching careers around the country
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:30 am
The Niagara University communication studies department instills drive within its students.
'Roam the Region' with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:30 am
"Roam the Region," siring on the Our Schools Channel (OSC-TV 21), features Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce members and to bring awareness to the area.
YBPA dedicates new signpost
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association showed off its newly completed signpost located at the intersection of Main, Lockport and Water streets.
Lewiston Tour of Homes calls for volunteers and vendors
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The 12th annual Lewiston Tour of Homes will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4.
Halloween happenings in Youngstown
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Youngstown Recreation Department invites area residents to its annual Halloween parade and party on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event begins at the Youngstown Red Brick Village Center, 240 Lockport St.
Town of Lewiston budget struggles continue
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston is facing some very tough choices as the budget season moves along.
Domestic violence forum set for Oct. 27
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Professional Women's Chapter, New York State Women Inc., has organized the Forum on Domestic Violence/Abuse when it learned that Grand Island is ranked No. 1 in Erie County towns and villages for domestic violence arrests.
'Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art' art exhibit at Castellani Art Museum
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
Artwork created by survivors of domestic violence will serve as the centerpiece of an Oct. 27 event at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum called "Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art." A welcome reception will be held at 5 p.m. and the exhibit will continue through 9 p.m.
Town of Wheatfield: Youth Halloween Party slated for Oct. 29
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
Festive hayrides, crafts and games will be offered at this year's Town of Wheatfield Youth Halloween Party.
'Halloween Week' returns to Town of Niagara
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara will host its free "Halloween Week" youth festivities from Wednesday, Oct. 26, to Friday, Oct. 28, at the Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Center, 7000 Lockport Road, in Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Niagara Catholic expands bingo offerings
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host old-fashioned paper and $1 board bingo from 2-4 p.m. Saturdays in the school's cafeteria, 520 66th St. Funds raised will benefit students.
HAL explores 'The Great Gorge Railroad and the Lewiston Station'
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's October program is titled, "The Great Gorge Railroad and the Lewiston Station." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah fellowship hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
German harvest dinner slated for Oct. 29
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Historical Society of North German Settlements in Western New York is hosting its annual German harvest dinner and mini basket auction at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the St. James Fellowship Hall, 2437 Niagara Road, Wheatfield.
First NT Craft Mob to debut Oct. 25
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Oliver Street Merchants Association is preparing for its first NT Craft Mob, which will take place from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Project 308 Gallery on Oliver Street.
Making improvements: Trail at Opportunities Unlimited enhanced by Scout initiatives
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:40 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara recently welcomed a new addition to the Kimberly Woodruff Memorial Nature Trail at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield.
Grand Island Highway Department states its policies for winter
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:25 pm
Nov. 1 is the official start of the 2016-17 winter season for the Grand Island Highway Department.
Grand Island Highway Department announces guidelines for branch pickup service
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:25 pm
The Grand Island Highway Department has announces a branch pickup service is available for routine homeowner tree trimming only. This does not include tree removal.