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Town IDA to meet
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:05 pm
Calvin Richards, chairman, has announced the Town of Niagara Industrial Development Agency will hold the following meetings Tuesday, April 29, at Town Hall: 2 p.m. public hearing for Cataract Real Estate Holdings LLC; 2:30 p.m. governance committee, finance and audit; 3 p.m. board of directors.
Town of Grand Island: New recycling carts just weeks away from arrival
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:05 pm
Republic Services will deliver new covered, wheeled recycling carts to each Grand Island household later this spring. The 95-gallon container, similar to the one pictured, was chosen to encourage greater recycling by Grand Island residents and to prevent recyclables from blowing through neighborhoods on windy days.
Grand Island High School: Music groups honored on D.C. trip
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:05 pm
Three Grand Island High School music groups earned superior ratings at the Dixie Classic Festival in Washington, D.C., with one winning the top prize.
Basket auction at St. George
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:00 pm
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, will host its annual basket auction on Saturday, May 3.
Tri-Community participates in Recruitment Day
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:00 pm
The Tri-Community Ambulance Service is opening its doors to area residents from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer in their community, as part of a statewide program called Recruit NY.
Observe National Day of Prayer in Wheatfield
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
In conjunction with the observance of the annual National Day of Prayer, a Community Day of Prayer will be held at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2800 Church Road, on Thursday, May 1.
Protect children with immunizations
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
National Infant Immunization Week is April 26 to May 3.

This is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable disease and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the U.S.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Infant Immunization Week. When National Infant Immunization Week was established in 1994, immunization programs were facing significant challenges as communities across the U.S. were seeing decreasing immunization rates among children.

Hopping down the bunny trail
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
Who can resist a life-sized rabbit that hands out Easter treats? Certainly not the residents and family members at the McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda. The Easter bunny made his annual rounds at the facility, spreading Easter cheer.
Advance Chiropractic aids Hospice
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
Make a $20 donation to Niagara Hospice and get a complimentary spinal exam and chiropractic adjustment, all in the same visit to Advance Chiropractic, 820 Main St., Niagara Falls, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26.
It's magic
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 pm
St. Stephen School on Grand Island was the latest setting for the magic and mischief of Rob and Carol Allen of Wheatfield, sponsored in part by the Western New York Dairy Industry.
River otter pups go on exhibit at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:50 pm
The North American River Otter pups announced last month are now on exhibit in the Buffalo Zoo's Otter Creek exhibit.

North American river otters have to be taught how to swim by their mothers.

School of Dental Medicine hosts its third annual UB Dental Run for Smiles 5K
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:40 pm
The annual UB Run for Smiles, created by students at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine to raise community awareness about the dental clinic's affordable oral health care, will take place Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. in the Health Sciences Quad on the South Campus.
Niagara University accounting professor earns two prestigious awards
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:40 pm
It's been a heck of a spring semester for Ian Burt.
Community Missions to host Walk for Niagara May 3
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:40 pm
Though much of next week's forecast shows rain, it looks like the sun will shine Saturday, May 3, when Community Missions Inc. hosts its annual Walk for Niagara at Whirlpool State Park.

Around 200 walkers are expected to attend the event, rain or shine, to raise awareness and funds for Niagara County's underserved population.

Jack Bauer, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan visit 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:40 pm
Kelly and Michael chat with "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" star Andrew Garfield, Golden Globe-nominated actress Emma Stone, and Kiefer Sutherland, who discusses the highly anticipated series "24: Live Another Day."
The wondrous world of Aladdin comes to the Artpark stage
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:40 pm
Artpark welcomes Philadelphia's Enchantment Theatre Company as it presents two Mainstage Theater performances of "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" Thursday, May 1, at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sprint, Chrysler power return of '24' franchise
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:35 pm
Fox Broadcasting Company announced today that Sprint and the Chrysler brand will serve as official sponsors of this season's most anticipated event series, "24: Live Another Day." The iconic pulse-pounding clock resets when "24" premieres with a special two-hour television event Monday, May 5 (8 p.m.), and makes its time period premiere the following week, on Monday, May 12 (9 p.m.), on FOX.
Niagara University professor named chair of American Counseling Association committee
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:35 pm
Dr. Shannon J. Hodges, an associate professor of counseling at Niagara University, has been named chair of the American Counseling Association's international committee. His three-year term commences July 1.
Mercy Flight WNY and FASNY's RecruitNY team up for a chance to win a Mercy Flight fly-in
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:35 pm
Mercy Flight WNY and FASNY's RecruitNY team teamed up on a fly-in contest to give departments in the Western New York area a chance to win a Mercy Flight fly-in at the RecruitNY open house.
ASPCA assists local authorities in removal of 21 dogs seized in Buffalo dog-fighting raid
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:35 pm
At the request of the Buffalo Police Department and SPCA Serving Erie County, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is assisting in evidence collection and the removal of 21 dogs seized during a dog-fighting raid in Buffalo.
Who's walking whom? The scoop on no-pull dog-walking gear
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:00 pm
Pet parents love nothing better than to take their dogs out for a leisurely walk. It's an activity both people and dogs enjoy, and a great way to enjoy pleasant weather and get in some exercise together. However, the fun can turn to frustration if your pup is determined to pull on the leash, and practically drags you everywhere you go.
Seth Meyers named host of 66th Primetime Emmy Awards
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 09:00 am
Seth Meyers has been named host of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, to be telecast live Monday, Aug. 25 (8 p.m.), on NBC. The event takes place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
'Food Network Star' returns for 10th season with new cast of contenders, more intense culinary challenges
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 am
Food Network's long-running competition series "Food Network Star" is back for a 10th season in June, with culinary icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay leading the charge to discover the next promising face in food television.
Niagara University unveils Family Literacy Center
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 am
Niagara University's College of Education held an event Wednesday to officially unveil the Family Literacy Center.

The FLC, which is housed in the university's Academic Complex, is an on-campus educational opportunity for graduate students to demonstrate teaching while enhancing the literacy performance of at-risk readers and their families.

With latest Naxos recording, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra enhances global reach
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 am
A five-star review and a "pick of the month" designation from BBC Music Magazine is the latest international accolade for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's recording of Reinhold Gliere's Symphony No. 3, "Il'ya Muromets," released on the Naxos label in February.
Top five finalists revealed on 'American Idol XIII'
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 am
Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, Alex Preston and Sam Woolf are the top five finalists on "American Idol XIII," and will work with guest mentor and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz Wednesday, April 30 (8 p.m.), on FOX. The Top Five will sing a song chosen for them by the viewers at home in the "America's Request"-themed performance show.
Land Conservancy to present findings from Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 08:55 am
At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, Western New York Land Conservancy will present findings from the Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project at the Pekin Fire Hall, 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn.
'The Chew' swings into spring with delicious dishes
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 07:00 am
"The Chew" kicks off "Chewer vs. Viewer" week when audience members have the chance to battle it out in the kitchen with their favorite co-hosts. Celebrity guests include Wendy Williams ("The Wendy Williams Show"); country music star Josh Turner, actress Mary Lynn Rajskub ("24") and Patti Moreno (HGTV's "Garden Girl").
Historical Association of Lewiston's annual celebration slated for June 14
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Once a year, Lewiston enthusiasts get together to celebrate achievements and to honor the people and organizations that make Lewiston a premiere community in Western New York. Top volunteers and benefactors who preserve and promote Lewiston's rich heritage are honored at this event, the Historical Association of Lewiston's annual celebration.
Tourism leaders to meet for roundtable discussion
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Tourism industry leaders are meeting with state and local elected officials Friday, April 25, to talk about important issues pertaining to the tourism industry. Antonio's at the Quality Inn, Niagara Hotel & Conference Center (7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls) is hosting the event from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Grant for lighting upgrades allows Lake Shore School District to direct savings to educational programming
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
A grant from New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti will provide perpetual savings to the Lake Shore Central School District and taxpayers.
Special presentation at Alzheimer's Association
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
If someone you love is showing signs of memory loss, or if they've recently been diagnosed with some form of dementia, the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is offering a program that may answer some likely questions.
Canisius College to host golf tournament to benefit Institute For Autism Research
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Canisius College is hosting an "i am max" golf tournament and dinner Monday, May 19, at Diamond Hawk Golf Course, 255 Sonwil Drive, Cheektowaga. Proceeds from the event will be used toward tuition for children in the Institute for Autism Research's Summer Max treatment program.
Cuomo appoints Masiello as new ECC trustee
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Erie Community College President Jack Quinn has announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Kate Masiello, former first lady of the City of Buffalo, to the school's board of trustees.
Earth Day celebration at St. Peter School
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 07:00 am
As part of an Earth Day celebration, Jessica Lemke's pre-K class at St. Peter R.C. School had to create something using recycled materials. Their creativity was notable, as seen in everything from guitars, castles and robots, to telescopes, pirate ships and more.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Boulevard Mall Saturday
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will bring its adoptable dogs to the Boulevard Mall his Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Come meet Rusty, Hal, Sally and Joey at the HON table set up at the Sears court.
Niagara University student-vets plan second annual Memorial Day disc golf fundraiser
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University Student Veterans Organization will hold its second annual Memorial Day disc golf tournament at Joseph Davis State Park Saturday, May 24.
Higgins, Gillibrand, Community Action Organization: Millions awarded in grant money for educational programs
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 11:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced a federal grant totaling $21,029,578 for Community Action Organization of Erie County Inc. to support early childhood education programs in Erie County.
'Coldplay: Ghost Stories' to air Sunday, May 18 as band presents highly anticipated latest album
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 10:55 pm
Superstar band Coldplay will present songs from its upcoming sixth album, "Ghost Stories," in an hour-long special Sunday, May 18 (7 p.m.), on NBC.
 


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