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Spring gardening classes at CCE Niagara County
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:55 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County is offering four spring gardening classes.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for March 20, 2014
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:55 pm
The following is a sampling of the 260 calls answered by Town of Niagara Police between March 7 and 17.
Edward Town students 'all ears' for art contest
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:50 pm
Sixth-graders at Niagara-Wheatfield's Edward Town Middle School are tapping into their creativity to show they are "all ears" when it comes to art education. The students under the tutelage of art teachers Jill Hessinger and Karen Culligan participated in the Triarco Art Supply competition "Are You HEARING About the Importance of Arts in Education?"
Edward Town students add sparkle to Gliding Stars
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:45 pm
The students at Edward Town Middle School are lending their artistic talents for decorations for the annual Gliding Stars skating show on March 28 and 29 at the Northtown Ice Center (formerly Pepsi Center).
Town of Niagara gets $154,000 'windfall'
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:45 pm
The Town of Niagara got a pot of gold at the end of its St. Patrick's Day rainbow with the announcement at Tuesday's Town Board meeting of an unexpected $154,000 coming to the town.
Kiwanis Club hosts events in conjunction with Maple Weekend
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:45 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield will host its annual pancake breakfast and basket raffle on Sunday, March 23, in the American Legion Post at 6525 Ward Road in Wheatfield.
Job fair at OUN Wheatfield location April 5
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:35 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will hold open interviews to educate potential employees about available job opportunities working with individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities at locations throughout Niagara County.
IRS has nearly $51 million for New York taxpayers who have not filed a 2010 income tax return
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:35 pm
Refunds totaling nearly $51 million may be waiting for an estimated 57,400 New York taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010, the Internal Revenue Service announced. However, to collect the money, a return for 2010 must be filed with the IRS no later than Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

The IRS estimates that half the potential refunds due New York taxpayers for 2010 are more than $623.

Nationally, refunds totaling almost $760 million may be waiting for an estimated 918,600 taxpayers who did not file a federal income tax return for 2010. The IRS estimates that half the potential refunds for 2009 are more than $571.

MK Nobilette is eliminated on 'American Idol XIII'
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:35 pm
MK Nobilette was eliminated Thursday on "American Idol XIII" after she received the fewest votes. From San Francisco, the 20-year-old sang "Perfect" on Wednesday night's performance show.
Six Niagara University students inducted into communication honor society
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:35 pm
Six Niagara University students became lifetime members of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for undergraduate communication students, during an induction ceremony held Wednesday in Dunleavy Hall.
Ceretto: NYPA fire illustrates need to continue compensating volunteer firefighter companies
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto issued the following statement in the wake of the New York Power Authority fire this week.
Wheatfield Seniors plan trips
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:00 pm
With warmer weather approaching, the Wheatfield Seniors have scheduled the following trips:
Higgins, local safety leaders sound alarm on region's exclusion from Urban Area Security Initiative program
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 09:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour and public safety leaders serving the Buffalo, Erie and Niagara regions in calling for Western New York to be reinstated as eligible for federal Homeland Security funding through the Urban Area Security Initiative program.
Community Missions' ministry and community partnerships busy in 2013
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 09:20 am
In 2013, Community Missions' ministry and community partnerships offered 118 opportunities for faith and spiritual development for those it serves, and totaled 83 community partners, according to information released by the agency Thursday. The total equates to offering an activity or opportunity for engagement once every three days to Niagara's most vulnerable.
YMCA exceeds campaign goal, raising $697,741
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 09:20 am
YMCA staff and volunteers were feeling the luck of the Irish as they celebrated exceeding their annual campaign goal of $677,000 by raising $697,741 for YMCA financial assistance.
Castellani Art Museum Shop announces spring clean-out sale
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 09:20 am
The Castellani Art Museum will hold a spring clean-out sale starting Wednesday, March 26, at noon, and running through Wednesday, April 2, at 5 p.m. Prices have been slashed to rock bottom, with most items going for just $1, $2 or $3.
Are youthful ad campaigns helping or hurting Obamacare?
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 04:00 pm
With the release of the NCAA basketball bracket, March Madness is now in full swing, and the Obama administration is hoping to capitalize on the excitement that will ensue.
National Association of Distinguished Professionals selects Dave Reed as Honored Member
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 12:50 pm
Dave Reed, vice president of operations at Trans American Customs and Logistics, has been selected as an Honored Member of the National Association of Distinguished Professionals. The selection recognizes his commitment to excellence in customs, logistics and consulting.
'On the Trail of Betsy Doyle, War of 1812 heroine'
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 12:50 pm
On Nov. 21, 1812, the guns of Fort Niagara and Fort George opened fire across the Niagara River. Perhaps the most remarkable feature of the cross-border bombardment was a reference by Fort Niagara's commandant, Col. George McFeely, regarding a woman of the garrison.
President Jimmy Carter to visit CBS's 'Late Show with David Letterman,' Monday, March 24
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 12:50 pm
President Jimmy Carter will visit the "Late Show with David Letterman" Monday, March 24 (11:35 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network.
Country music legend Merle Haggard to be honored with Crystal Milestone Award at Academy of Country Music Awards
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 12:50 pm
Merle Haggard will be honored with the Crystal Milestone Award on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to commemorate Haggard's prolific 50 years in country music.
Aquarium of Niagara penguins take center stage
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 12:50 pm
Come celebrate with the Peruvian penguins at the Aquarium of Niagara from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29-30.
Billion Dollar Bracket
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 10:30 am
Along with the Irish celebration of St. Patrick's Day comes another popular tradition, March Madness. Billionaire entrepreneur, Warren Buffet, has offered one billion dollars to one lucky fan that can successfully select the perfect March Madness bracket. Yes, one billion dollars.
B Howard: son or parasite?
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 10:15 am
The world-renowned King of Pop, Michael Jackson, may have "popped" out another baby, as speculation regarding the singer's paternal life has made its way around the Internet.
What's that on your face?
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 10:00 am
Ladies and Gents- what exactly are you putting on your face? What I mean is, what products are you using for your everyday skincare regimen?
Diverse lineups for 2014-15 pilot season
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 09:00 am
With the 2013-2014 season coming to an end soon, developments for next fall's pilot season have already begun. One trend to watch is that more pilots led by black actors are in the works this season. When television first became popular and up until recent years, it was rare to see a minority face as a lead actor for prime time show. With ABC's "Scandal" breaking barriers by having the first black actress nominated for an Emmy since 1995, we are starting to see a shift in what our weekly television shows look like.
NYPA transformer fire: No injuries or power service disruptions
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Harry Francois, Western New York regional manager of the Niagara Power Project, released this statement Wednesday night on the extinguished transformer fire:
Higgins credits community with Tonawanda Coke verdict
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is crediting an engaged, enraged and educated community with Wednesday's sentencing decision in federal court, which brought some justice to a community he said has suffered extensively as a result of Tonawanda Coke's criminal neglect.
Higgins presents family with Bronze Star earned by PFC Doral E. Cummings
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Private First Class Doral E. Cummings fought in World War II and earned 11 medals, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Unfortunately, HE passed away in 1997 and never received his Bronze Star.
Ceretto votes on first budget bill
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, began the process of finalizing the New York state budget Wednesday by voting on the first budget bill. Ceretto noted that, throughout budget negotiations, he is still fighting to restore education funding that was cut in 2011.
DiNapoli finds veterans are not informed of health benefits options
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Poor coordination of health benefits for veterans by the state Department of Health and local social services departments resulted in many veterans being placed in the state's Medicaid program rather than federal programs, according to an audit released Wednesday by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
WBBZ-TV wants to give WNY'ers 'Bragging Rights' in new game show
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Bob Koshinski, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, has announced "Your Hometown Television Station" is seeking contestants to compete and play in the station's new game show, "Bragging Rights!"
A 'Giant' historic reunion sold out
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Earlier this year, an "M&T Third Fridays" at The Buffalo History Museum release announced its second annual "Giants of Buffalo" program would feature legendary WKBW Channel 7 TV news team: Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls.
First Niagara teaches financial literacy to refugee youth
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 12:20 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Jericho Road Community Health Center are partnering to provide afterschool program support for local refugee students and create education opportunities that will enrich their academic and social skills.
IAAP hosts Arbor Day tree fundraiser at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 12:20 pm
The International Association of Administrative Professionals is teaming up with Schichtel's Nursery Oregon to host the 2014 Arbor Day tree fundraiser this spring. Proceeds will benefit the IAAP Buffalo Chapter.
NYSDOT confirms new West Seneca bridge will feature flood resistant design
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 12:20 pm
In a letter to Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, the New York State Department of Transportation confirmed the Harlem Road bridge in West Seneca will be reconstructed with design features that will be more resistant to ice jam flooding.
Time for spring
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:30 am
It's been a long winter as we're almost halfway through the month of March and plenty of snow still covers the ground. Most students at Niagara University are visibly tired of the wintry weather. With spring just around the corner it's time to enjoy parts of the Niagara Falls and Lewiston area that aren't as accessible or enjoyable in the winter months.
Artpark reveals first 'Tuesday in the Park' and 'Wednesday' headliners, debuts new logo
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark rings in spring a day early, giving a sneak peek at who is coming to the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" (Daryl Hall & John Oates, Widespread Panic, Boston), and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series (Sublime with Rome).
Earth Day sculptures sought for exhibit at NYPA's Power Vista
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Power Vista, the visitors center for the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Project, is seeking submissions for its "Every Day is Earth Day" sculpture contest.
World War II Air Force veteran Everett Fitchlee discusses '390th Bomb Group,' presents B-17 Bomber mission film
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 07:00 am
World War II Air Force veteran Everett Fitchlee will share his experience as part of the 8th Air Force 390th Bombardment Group at the Niagara History Center, Thursday, March 27, at 2 p.m. Fitchlee will show film of an actual mission by the B17 bombers, made by a photographer assigned to the Bomb Group.
 


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