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Updated: Town of Lewiston learns of approved DEC Quasar permits
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 07:00 am
Among the many news items covered at Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session came a bombshell: Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey revealed the state Department of Environmental Conservation has moved on approving four permits with Quasar Energy of Ohio, allowing for use of upward of 2,500 acres of lands in the Town of Lewiston for the injection of processed equate from a Quasar facility in Wheatfield.
Jerald Wolfgang appointed
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 07:00 am
Jerald I. Wolfgang, director of the Western New York Regional Education Center for Economic Development, has been appointed a member of the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. The NCIDA provides a variety of financing mechanisms to attract and grow business.
NCCC Spring Health Fair Monday
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will host its Spring 2014 Health Fair on Monday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main dining room on the second floor of the Student Center (G building) on the Sanborn campus.
Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum with Stevie Nicks added to lineup of performers on Academy of Country Music Awards
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:50 pm
Eric Church, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks have been added to the all-star lineup of performances scheduled for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 6 (8 p.m.), on the CBS Television Network. The event will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton.
Public can help UB architects win international awards for waterfront project, dining 'cube'
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:50 pm
A sculptural wall and minimalist dining set designed by University at Buffalo architects are finalists in the international Architizer A+ Awards competition — a prestigious recognition in the world of architecture and design.
Autographs with Hall of Fame inductee Andre Reed at Seneca Niagara Casino March 22
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:40 pm
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel has quite the catch of an event for football fans on Saturday, March 22, as it hosts No. 83, Andre Reed, for a free autograph session. The Hall of Fame inductee and former Buffalo Bills wide receiver will be available to the public at the Seneca Niagara Events Center from noon to 3 p.m. with fellow Bills alumni.
Voting begins for New York Lottery's statewide singing contest for schools
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:40 pm
The New York Lottery announced voting has begun for the "New York Sings" statewide singing contest featuring students from local public schools. The contest provides schools with an opportunity to win $10,000, $5,000 or $2,500 to benefit their music education programs.
Ben Briley is eliminated on 'American Idol XIII'
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:40 pm
Ben Briley was eliminated Thursday on "American Idol XIII," after he received the fewest of the more than 72 million votes. From Gallatin, Tenn., the 24-year-old sang "Bennie and the Jets" on Wednesday night's "Soundtrack to our Lives"-themed performance show.
Higgins highlights importance of Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on House Floor
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor about the national security and economic importance of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to the Western New York region, in addition to expressing his support for the proposal to construct a new Customs and Border Protection border patrol station on the base.
Baskets piling up for NCP's 'Snowflake Basket Auction'
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:35 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is holding its fifth annual "Snowflake Basket Auction," the proceeds of which benefit the vital programs and services provided to developmentally disabled individuals and their families. The event is March 21, from 4-8 p.m., and March 22, from noon to 5 p.m., at the Niagara Falls Elk Lodge, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd.
More than $25,000 at stake for aspiring entrepreneurs in Panasci Competition semifinals
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:35 pm
Ten teams led by University at Buffalo students have been identified as semifinalists in the annual Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC), taking them one step closer to the $25,000 in startup funding that will go to the group that presents the best plan for launching a viable new business in Western New York.
Explore & More announces two new capital gifts totaling $1 million-plus
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:35 pm
Explore & More today has two major gifts totaling more than $1 million in contributions to the museum's recently launched capital campaign for its new facility, which is opening at Canalside in 2016.
Daylong dementia care conference features national experts
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:35 pm
Across the eight counties of Western New York served by the WNY Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, it's estimated that 165,000 people provide some kind of care for a person with dementia. Those family and professional caregivers have a strong ally in the chapter, which is sponsoring its annual Dementia Care Symposium April 11.
New York farmers donate record amount to regional food banks
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:35 pm
New York Farm Bureau's "Harvest for All" program had its best year yet. With the final donation efforts tallied for 2013, farmers across the state gave nearly 9.3 million pounds of food to regional food banks, including those in upstate, New York City and Long Island.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' announces Liz Norden as grand prize winner of 'LIVE's Search for Unstoppable Moms'
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:30 pm
On today's "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," co-hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced Liz Norden of Stoneham, Mass., is the winner of the second annual "LIVE's Search for Unstoppable Moms" and will take home the grand prize of $100,000.
Junior Sabres begin second-round action of OJHL Playoffs at First Niagara Center
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Junior Sabres are set to face the Georgetown Raiders in the second round of the Ontario Junior Hockey League playoffs. Game 1 will take place at 5 p.m. Friday, March 14, at First Niagara Center. Admission for the game is $10 for adults and $7 for students with a school ID.
Staff recruitment day at YMCA
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Family YMCA, 1317 Portage Road, and the Ken-Ton Family YMCA. 535 Belmont Ave., Kenmore, will host summer camp staff recruitment events beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22.
Create a planter at OUN
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will offer a class teaching how to create a festive assorted cacti and succulents planter for a home or office.
Go fishing at Active Hose
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 07:00 am
Town of Niagara Active Hose Fire Co. will offer a Friday fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. every Friday through April 18.
Starpoint: Sign up for busing to non-public schools
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 07:00 am
April 1 is the deadline for transportation requests to non-public schools for the 2014-15 school year for children living in the Starpoint School District.
Discover your ancestry
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 07:00 am
On March 20 at 7 p.m. in the Wheatfield Community Center (behind the Town Hall), the Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY will host Craig Bacon, deputy county historian, who will discuss "How to do research for your forbearers from Niagara County."
Errick students jump for Heart Association
Fri, Mar 14th 2014 07:00 am
Errick Road Elementary School recently hosted its second annual "Jump Rope for Heart" to raise money for the American Heart Association.
Redhawks are Squirt champs
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 06:05 pm
Auto Collision and Glass Team Redhawks defeated Anzalone Electric Team Hornets 3-2 at Dwyer Arena on March 2.
Falcons WNY champs for 3rd year
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 06:00 pm
The N-W Falcons hockey team won the WNY Section VI championship for the third year in a row on Feb. 24. The team is shown at the First Niagara Center after its 3-2 win against Williamsville North.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for March 13, 2014
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:55 pm
The following is a sampling of the 94 calls answered by Town of Niagara Police between Feb. 28 and March 5.
'Bald For Buck$'
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:50 pm
Students and staff lined up to be sheared at the "Bald For Buck$" portion of the Buffalo Sabres Alumni vs. Faculty basketball game fundraiser at Niagara-Wheatfield High School. The event raised $8,156.76.
Information meeting planned on Military Place
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:50 pm
A public information meeting to discuss remaining concerns on Benderson Development's Military Place project will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Town of Niagara Town Hall.
Annual basket auction at St. Johnsburg
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:50 pm
The St. Johnsburg Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary will host its annual basket auction on Sunday, March 16, at the firehall, 7165 Ward Road, Wheatfield.
NCP celebrates 60 years of service
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:45 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is celebrating its 60th birthday with a slew of events and new initiatives for 2014.

In March, the agency is holding its fifth annual Snowflake Basket Auction, the proceeds of which benefit the programs and services provided to developmentally disabled individuals and their families. The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. March 21 and from noon to 5 p.m. March 22 at the Niagara Falls Elks Lodge, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara.

All proceeds are used to benefit the persons served by NCP.

Wheatfield Business Association inducts 2014 officers
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:45 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association inducted its 2014 officers and board members on Feb. 17 at the Meeting Place in Bergholz. Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe welcomed the WBA members in attendance and proceeded to swear in the following slate of officers:
Two programs on genealogy offered
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:45 pm
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will host two free programs March 15 at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Wheatfield: Quasar's equate storage debate continues
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:45 pm
Residents continued to call on the Wheatfield Town Board on Monday to block Quasar Energy Group's plans to build a storage building at its Liberty Drive facility for equate.
Higgins announces details for annual congressional art competition
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins invites local high school students to participate in the annual congressional art competition. All artwork submitted from students in Higgins' district will be featured in a public gallery and available for viewing in an online gallery. The winning piece will be displayed in the tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.
Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendor and open garden participants
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:10 pm
While the weather outside might still be frightful, the Lewiston Garden Club is already thinking spring. Plans are underway for the ninth annual Lewiston GardenFest, slated for Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, along Center Street in Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's recognizes first 2014 baby
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:10 pm
Charles James Arthur Farrell visited Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently as part of his and his mom's check-up visit after being the first baby born at Mount St. Mary's in 2014. The staff presented the family with a gift basket in recognition of Charles being the first baby in 2014.
Dyster seeks $250,000 city investment in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center cardiac/stroke unit
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:05 pm
Mayor Paul Dyster is requesting the Niagara Falls City Council approve a $250,000 grant for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to assist in funding the construction of a state-of-the-art cardiac/stroke care center at the hospital.
Community Missions to participate in 'Spring It On,' Buffalo/Niagara's 'Day of Giving'
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. has announced plans to participate in "Spring It On," a 24-hour online fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for nonprofit organizations throughout Western New York. "Spring It On" will be held the first day of spring, March 20, from 8 a.m. until 8 a.m. March 21.
Maziarz advances effort to reform Regents selection process
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:05 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, has announced the Senate approved legislation (S.2031-A) to change how members of the New York State Board of Regents are selected. The 17-member Board of Regents is responsible for supervising educational activities in the state, including the public education system and the SUNY system.
First official image revealed of Matt Ryan as John Constantine
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:00 pm
As production begins on the new pilot "Constantine" - from executive producers Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer and director Neil Marshall - NBC, Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment are today releasing the first official image of series star Matt Ryan in character as John Constantine.
Cooking Channel invites you to 'Dinner at Tiffani's,' hosted by Tiffani Thiessen
Wed, Mar 12th 2014 10:45 pm
Cooking Channel invites you to pull up a seat for the debut of "Dinner at Tiffani's," a primetime special hosted by Tiffani Thiessen premiering Sunday, March 23, at 8 p.m.

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