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On Equal Pay Day, Higgins calls for approval of Paycheck Fairness Act
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, recognized Equal Pay Day Tuesday by urging passage of legislation aimed to close the pay inequality gender gap.
Poloncarz reaffirms commitment to pay equity on National Equal Pay Day
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy Sawrie Becker, U.S. Department of Labor Womens' Bureau Regional Administrator Grace Protos, and representatives from the WNY Women's Foundation, American Association of University Women, the Junior League of Buffalo and the Women's Business Center at Canisius College to draw attention to the issue of income inequality between genders.
Polar Bear Kali expected to move to Saint Louis Zoo
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
Pending the final approval of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and under the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Buffalo Zoo anticipates moving the juvenile polar bear Kali to the Saint Louis Zoo for its new arctic exhibit, "Polar Bear Point."
Western New York AT&T employees recognized for outstanding commitment to service
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
AT&T is proud to recognize Benjamin Roberts, Lori Valenti, Daniel O'Brien and Michael Huber of Western New York, along with the 4,512 employees nationwide, who are being honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award for giving their time to better the communities around them.
Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag eye Main Street to take old diners to new heights in 'American Diner Revival'
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag are on a mission to help classic American diners across the country in "American Diner Revival," premiering Friday, May 22 (10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Senior drug issues subject of May 13 CASE conference
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly will hold its 26th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference, "Senior Drug Issues: A Broad Spectrum Perspective," from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 13.
Erie County highlights 101 ways county government serves residents
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
April is National County Government Month, celebrated each year by the nation's counties and embraced as a way to increase public awareness and understanding on the many services and programs provided at the county level nationwide.
Work begins on Schoellkopf Park extension
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
Wayside Landscaping & Nursery has begun work on a project to extend historic Schoellkopf Park along the full length of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
'Runway' to dazzle with innovative student designs
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
See the cutting-edge designs of Buffalo State fashion students and alumni during "Runway," the college's annual fashion extravaganza, at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall.
'Frozen' to make its TV debut on Disney Channel, ABC, ABC Family in 2016
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
Disney's Academy Award-winning "Frozen," the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, will premiere across the networks of the Disney|ABC Television Group (Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ABC and ABC Family) beginning in February 2016.
NBC Sports Group, NHL celebrate 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs with 'Lord Stanley's Cup Diddly-Umptious Bracket Bar'
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
NBC Sports Group and the NHL have once again joined forces to celebrate the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by providing fans with an edible chocolate bracket and a chance to spend time with the Stanley Cup.
Poloncarz signs proclamation honoring military veterans, Gold Star Mothers
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was recently joined by Bill Callahan, public affairs officer for the WNY Armed Forces Week committee, in order to affix his signature to a proclamation being prepared in advance of Armed Forces Week and honoring all U.S. veterans as well as the Gold Star Mothers whose sons and daughters gave their lives in defense of our freedoms.
NU professor tallies third award from American Journalism Historians Association
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:00 pm
Carrie Teresa, Ph.D., will soon complete her second semester as an assistant professor of communication studies at Niagara University. When she does, Teresa will have already won three prestigious awards from the American Journalism Historians Association, following Thursday's announcement she was selected for the 2015 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize.
Something good at Somewhere
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 11:00 am
At the corner of East Avenue and Blairville Road in Youngstown sits Somewhere bar and restaurant. It's the perfect place for an after-work beer, or swinging by for dinner with the family without having to worry about a hefty bill.
N-W faces another budget deficit
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 09:15 pm
Despite an increased state education budget, the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District will need to seek out additional money to fully fund its 2015-16 budget.
Canisius receives $1.15 million gift from Leising estate
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 05:10 pm
Canisius College President John J. Hurley announced today the college has received a $1.15 million gift from the estate of William E. Leising, Class of 1972.
Counting Crows take 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' tour to Artpark
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 04:55 pm
Counting Crows are following up their critically acclaimed seventh album, "Somewhere Under Wonderland," with the U.S. leg of their 2015 worldwide tour.
Lockport still going strong at 150
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
One-hundred and fifty years after officially becoming a city, Lockport is still going strong - something that was evident Saturday as hundreds of Lockportians packed the city's historic Palace Theatre to celebrate their history and dive into a birthday cake, complete with 150 candles.
Lighthouse Café welcomes Immanuel
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
Immanuel returns to The Lighthouse Café at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18. The Christian coffeehouse takes place inside 555 Davison Road, Lockport.
Adopt an SPCA dog at Grandpaws
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
The Niagara County SPCA will be at Grandpaws Pet Emporium from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 18.
Erie County gears up for golf: Season passes now available
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
Winter-weary area golfers looking for signs of spring be be encouraged: Season passes for Erie County golf courses have become available for sale or renewal.
'Barrel Through Niagara' with public art in Niagara Falls
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
Leaders of the "Barrel Through Niagara" project will introduce visitors to a new public art project from 10 a.m. until noon at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.
Buffalo Sabres: Fan Advantage app to hold 'Year in Review Raffle'
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres recently announced the team's Fan Advantage smartphone application is holding a "Year in Review" raffle that includes items from several major events throughout the 2014-15 season.
'The Voice': Reba on board to mentor and advise top 12 artists on their musical journeys
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:45 pm
As was previously announced on the show, musical superstar Reba will serve as a mentor to the 12 final artists in their journey to become "The Voice."
Ortt: Joint Senate task force on heroin and opioid addiction announces forums
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:45 pm
The New York State Senate today announced the schedule for the first round of forums being held by the bipartisan joint Senate task force on heroin and opioid addiction.
Sabres assign five players to Rochester
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned the following players to the Rochester Americans of the AHL: forwards Mikhail Grigorenko, Johan Larsson and Phil Varone; defenseman Chad Ruhwedel; and goaltender Matt Hackett.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital & Health Center earns re-accreditation from The Joint Commission
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:45 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received another three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission, the nation's leading organization on hospital accreditation. Mount St. Mary's is the only hospital in Niagara County to earn such designation.
Artpark adds Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence, America, Grace Potter, Three Days Grace, O.A.R. and more
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 10:00 am
Artpark announced more headlining acts that will appear at the venue's popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series.
'Jazz & Pasta' returns
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 07:00 am
"Jazz & Pasta," The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival's worthy warm-up act, will take place from 1 until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St. The annual fundraising event offers food and music from some of the top local chefs and musicians, as well as a basket auction and 50/50 split draw.
Buffalo Sabres: Ted Nolan relieved of duties as head coach
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 06:45 am
Buffalo Sabres General Manger Tim Murray announced Sunday Ted Nolan was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
Buffalo Sabres: 2015 NHL Draft Lottery to be conducted Saturday
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 06:40 am
The 2015 NHL Draft Lottery, a weighted system implemented and utilized to determine the order of selection in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft for the 14 clubs not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs (or the clubs that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff teams), will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18.
McCollum honored as Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 09:00 am
Marjorie McCollum has been chosen by Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and trustees as the 2015 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year.
Lewiston Garden Club meeting
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club will have a potluck supper/meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St.
Town of Lewiston slates electronics recycling event
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Highway Department announces its second electronics-recycling program this year will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the highway department garage, 1445 Swann Road.
Voting underway to select Niagara County Fair logo
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 07:00 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County reports voting is now underway to select the official 2015 Niagara County Fair logo.
Wearable art on 'AM Buffalo'
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 07:00 am
Wearable art was among the topics on a recent edition of WKBW Channel 7's "AM Buffalo."
Hospice Gran Fondo bicycle ride readies for another spin May 16
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo to benefit Niagara Hospice is back for a second year, bringing its "party on wheels" to Niagara County.
Casseri takes over at Lew-Port
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 08:00 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education has announced the appointment of Paul J. Casseri as the next Lewiston-Porter superintendent of schools, effective July 1.
NFNY Hotel Management set to hire more than 350 new employees
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 04:55 pm
Brand new Rainforest Cafe set to open May 28.
Orleans County awarded $105,000 for disaster preparedness efforts
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 04:55 pm
Orleans County, represented by State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, is one of several counties across the state to receive a federal grant in support of antiterrorism programs and emergency preparedness activities.
 

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