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Heart of Niagara's 'Cruisin' On The Canal' is Saturday
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:05 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's major fundraiser, "Cruisin' On The Canal," is Saturday, from 6-10 p.m. at Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruises. The event is open to the public; a limited number of tickets are still available.
Spots available for 'Kid's Creativity Camp' sponsored by International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:05 pm
Spots are available for a "Kid's Creativity Camp" to be held Aug. 4-8 and Aug. 11-15 at Buffalo State College. The Beyonder Academy, affiliated with the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College, is an organization focused on helping the youth develop essential life skills such as creative thinking and problem-solving.
Time change for Ransomville Free Concert Series
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:05 pm
The Ransomville Free Concert Series, hosted by the Ransomville Business & Professional Association, Town of Porter and Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, will start at a new time (6:30 p.m.) Tuesday, June 24.
Artpark: June 16 Morrissey concert cancelled
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 01:10 pm
The Morrissey concert, scheduled for Monday June 16 at the Artpark Mainstage Theater, has been cancelled.
Patrick P. Lee Foundation provides support to Community Missions' soup kitchen
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 07:35 am
In 2013, Community Missions provided 75,980 meals to those in need in Niagara County. With demand again increasing in 2014, the Patrick P. Lee Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant, covering a year's worth of food purchases within agency's soup kitchen.
First responder disability awareness training program receives state award
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 07:30 am
The Niagara University first responder disability awareness training program received the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council 2014 Forging Pathways Award during an awards luncheon in Saratoga.
John Oates talks Artpark
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 04:30 pm
By now, Artpark fans know the venue has an all-star lineup booked this year. All summer long, patrons can listen to the likes of Ringo Starr, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Sarah McLachlan and Lorde.

The most popular act might be the opening one. Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall & John Oates headline tonight's "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.

Big Guys opens in Lewiston
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 10:10 am
Big Guys Pizzeria and More opened Monday at 105 Portage Road, in the Village of Lewiston.

The restaurant gets its name from its signature "Big Guy," a 28-inch, made-to-order pizza pie.

12th annual Mount St. Mary's 'River Run' set for June 21
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 09:45 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 12th annual "River Run" Saturday, June 21. The USATF-sanctioned 5K run/2-mile walk starts at 9 a.m. The course starts and ends at the Red Brick Municipal Building in the Village of Lewiston, with a main portion of the course following Lower River Road in Lewiston.
NHL Draft viewing party planned for June 27
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 09:45 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced plans to host an NHL Draft viewing party Friday, June 27, at First Niagara Center.
Maher presents keynote address during Interreligious Conference in Turkey
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 09:40 am
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara University president, was set to present the keynote address during a conference Monday in Istanbul, Turkey, that aimed to contribute to the dialogue between religions, especially Islam, Christianity and Judaism.
Niagara County repairs 25-plus miles of highway to date
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 09:40 am
Niagara County Public Works crews have worked an aggressive and early schedule to repair and repave county roads after one of the roughest winters in recent memory, repairing more than 25 miles to date, Public Works Chairman John Syracuse, R-Newfane, said Monday.
Our Lady Peace to perform at Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 12:45 pm
Canadian superband Our Lady Peace will make its only U.S. concert stop this summer Friday, Aug. 15, at the Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. The show begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.).
Guitarist from Ukraine wins 2014 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
Following Saturday's final round performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Marko Topchii of the Ukraine swept the top prizes in the sixth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.
NBC posts viewership milestones for 'Championship Saturday'
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
NBC Sports' "Championship Saturday," featuring California Chrome's attempt at a Triple Crown in the 146th Belmont Stakes and Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the New York Rangers and Los Angeles Kings, registered viewership milestones, according to fast national data provided by The Nielsen Company, and streaming records, according to Adobe Analytics.
Higgins supports federal transportation grant to continue 'Cars Sharing Main Street' project in Buffalo
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is supporting efforts by the City of Buffalo to secure additional federal transportation funding for the "Cars Sharing Main Street" project.
NCIDA to consider three applications for assistance at June board meeting
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 10:00 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors will consider three applications for assistance at its board meeting Wednesday, June 11, at 9 a.m.
Learn about primary care for seniors
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will present a free luncheon program, "Get Well/Stay Well: A New Approach to Primary Care for People 55+" on Tuesday, June 10.
Open house at Alzheimer's Association
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 07:00 am
Questions related to dementia can be addressed during a confidential, one-on-one consultation at an open house of the Alzheimer's Association WNY Chapter on Wednesday, June 11.
Village of Lewiston trustees back Collesano's re-election bid
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:10 am
All four Village of Lewiston trustees are supporting Mayor Terry Collesano's bid for re-election in the June 17 election.

The election runs from noon until 9 p.m. June 17 at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. In addition to the mayoral race, three of the trustees - Sutherland, Eydt and Gibson - are running unopposed.

Artpark season kicks off with country star, fairy houses, Latitude 43 and even a Beatle
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:10 am
The first weekend of Artpark & Company's summer season boasts a country music superstar and a fourth annual family tradition.
Latitude 43 Music Festival debuts at Artpark
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:00 am
Upon its debut in 2009, PubFest became a fixture at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. Locals came to know this annual summer happening as an enjoyable community affair and a source of some decent entertainment.

For 2014, PubFest has a new name - the Latitude 43 Music Festival - and a new venue - Artpark.

Ceretto endorses Collesano
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto released the following statement this week:
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for June 5, 2014
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:55 am
The following is a sampling of calls answered by the Town of Niagara Police Department between May 15 and 28.
NFARS team wins again
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:55 am
For the fifth year in a row, a team from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing has won the annual "TAG (The Adjutant General) Match," held May 31 to June 1 at Camp Smith Training Site, Cortland Manor.
Niagara County seeks residents' input on hazard mitigation update
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:55 am
The Lewiston town clerk's office informs that Niagara County has put the call for its incorporated municipalities to enlist public participation in a local hazard mitigation plan update. The plan is part of a federal requirement to identify hazards within the county and to explore means to reduce the risks and vulnerabilities to those hazards.
Residents squawk, fowl law axed
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
With the Quasar controversy, the Wheatfield Town Board has grown used to crowds of residents in the meeting room lining up to protest. But at Monday's Town Board meeting, a new, surprisingly large group showed up to peck down a proposed ordinance on the keeping of fowl in residential areas.
Purple Heart vets aid WNY VA's homeless
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls John Paul Bobo Chapter 264 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart recently donated nearly $300 of clothing and toiletries to the Western New York VA Medical Center's Homeless Veterans Program.
Raffle and auditions for Ghostlight
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The Ghostlight Theatre will conduct the annual Theme Tray Raffle on June 7 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 755 Erie Ave., in North Tonawanda.
'The Brass Ring Thing' returns
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The 14th annual Renaissance Festival presented by the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 7, will awaken interest in medieval games, arts and crafts, and entertainment.
Second-grader raising funds, supplies, awareness for Dog Tags Niagara
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
Errick Road second-grader Kyle Stoddard is at it again - getting classmates, friends and families involved in a lesson on giving.
Ceretto to host advocates for a sewage sludge fertilizer labeling bill
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:40 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, will host Julie Otto and Monica Daigler in Albany on Monday. They will arrive to support labeling legislation sponsored by Ceretto that would require food products produced from fertilizer made with sewage sludge (biosolids) to be labeled accordingly.
Dr. Venkat Kolli appointed full-time chief of surgery at Memorial
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:40 am
Venkat R. Kolli, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been appointed full-time chief of surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective July 1. His appointment was announced by Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bojedla, M.D.
Game 2 of Stanley Cup final immediately follows Belmont Stakes on NBC
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:35 am
The battle of New York vs. Los Angeles continues today on NBC, at 7:15 p.m., when the Rangers face the Kings in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
New research initiatives for ovarian cancer receive funding through RPCI-UPCI SPORE
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:35 am
Six projects that seek new ways to harness the immune system in order to prolong the survival of women with ovarian cancer received project funding from a landmark grant jointly held by Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic benefits cardiac, stroke care at Niagara Falls Memorial
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:35 am
One hundred sixty golfers journeyed to the Niagara Falls Country Club for the 23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament. The event raised more than $45,000, which will support health care programming at the hospital - particularly cardiac and stroke services.
NYPA engineer earns industry honor
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:30 am
West Seneca-resident Joe Kessler, senior vice president of power generation for the New York Power Authority, received the 2014 Professional Engineer in Government Award from the New York State Society of Professional Engineers Thursday at the society's annual meeting held in Riverhead on Long Island.
Search for Russell Mort continues
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:30 am
On Wednesday, May 5, 1982, at approximately 12:30 p.m., 2-1⁄2-year-old Russell Mort disappeared from his fenced-in backyard at 2080 River Road, Lot 140, in the Town of Wheatfield.

After 32 years, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office continues to actively investigate this missing person case.

Showcase your garden skills at Lewiston GardenFest's container garden contest
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:25 am
Have you always wanted to have your own little garden spot where you can showcase your creativity and share it with others? Well, the Lewiston GardenFest has just the contest for you!

The fourth annual GardenFest container contest will be held on Center Street in Lewiston June 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the Lewiston GardenFest.

 


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