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Poloncarz announces submission of countywide efficiency plan to state
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz recently joined the Association of Erie County Governments in announcing the submission of an Erie County-wide government efficiency plan to New York as part of the state's property tax cap freeze credit program.
Higgins announces introduction of TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is an original cosponsor of the TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act (HR 2495), introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters late last week. The legislation would make $7.5 billion in federal funding available for transportation infrastructure projects between 2016 and 2021.
Lighting a 'Spark'
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's Fine Arts Program was recently honored as the "DEC Program of the Year" at the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York annual "Spark" Cultural Awards during a ceremony at the Hotel @ The Lafayette in Buffalo.
Village of Lewiston honors Gittermann
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 05:00 am
Friday night, the Red Brick Municipal Building was jam-packed with people paying tribute to recently retired Village of Lewiston Recreation Director Marianne Gittermann.
Bobby and Jamie Deen hit the road on a culinary adventure on Food Network's 'Southern Fried Road Trip'
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 12:35 pm
Southern pride and southern food go together like biscuits and gravy. On Monday, July 13 (10 p.m. ET/PT), the Deen brothers will embark on a "Southern Fried Road Trip," discovering some of the best local delicacies and outdoor adventures the south has to offer.
NBC's high-stakes culinary game 'Food Fighters' returns July 2 with world-class celebrity chefs and kids as contestants for first time ever
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 12:35 pm
A stellar lineup of celebrity chefs and the introduction of kids as contestants for the first time ever spice up the second season of "Food Fighters," the high-stakes culinary game returning to NBC Thursday, July 2 (8-9 p.m. ET).
'Spirit of the 80's' concert lineup announced
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 12:35 pm
Eighties recording artists The English Beat featuring Dave Wakeling will debut "Here We Go Love," their first album in 35 years, at the fourth annual "Spirit of the 80's" weekend, Aug. 7-8 in Lewiston's Academy Park. The band will perform songs from the new album, which will be released Aug. 4.
How to put the brakes on pet carsickness
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 12:35 pm
With summer travel right around the corner, many of us plan on hitting the road with our pooches for a little summer fun. However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean upset tummies.
Daemen to hold program on caring for individuals with developmental disabilities
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
A one-day education program on caring for individuals who are medically fragile/frail with developmental disabilities will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center Social Room.
Renowned developmental medicine expert to address conference at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
A Kentucky physician renowned for his work in caring for adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders will be the keynote speaker Tuesday when Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center hosts a regional symposium on best practices in developmental medicine.
Ortt's green development tax exemption bill passes in Senate
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt's green development neighborhood tax exemption bill (S5013) unanimously passed in the Senate Wednesday with overwhelming support. This tax incentive is meant to encourage more homeowners to build "green" homes.
Panepinto hosts free electronics-recycling event
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
This Saturday, June 6, State Sen. Marc Panepinto will host a free electronics-recycling event in partnership with Time Warner Cable and Sunnking Recycling. Dispose of unwanted and unused electronic items and avoid fines and unnecessary harm to the environment.
Household hazardous waste collection event comes to ECC South
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management, reminds residents a "Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Day" will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, at the ECC South Campus.
Empire State Development offers technical assistance in preparation for next round of Better Buffalo Fund Main Street funding
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
Empire State Development, in collaboration with NYS Homes and Community Renewal and University at Buffalo Regional Institute, will offer technical assistance to prepare organizations interested in developing a Main Street program in their communities for the next Better Buffalo Fund round (projected for fall 2015).
Take a look inside the Frontier House
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 07:20 am
Visit our photo gallery for new images of the historic Frontier House in Lewiston.
Artist painting Chuck Tingley large-scale mural at Artpark
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 10:55 pm
Western New York artist Chuck Tingley is creating a permanent mural at Artpark on the art gallery's north exterior wall. He is using spray paint, acrylic, markers and stencils to create the images pictured.
Bills-Browns agree to join training camp practice sessions
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 09:00 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns have agreed to hold joint practice sessions at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, and 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford prior to the Bills-Browns game in Cleveland Thursday, Aug. 20.
Geiben running for Lewiston Town Board
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 08:55 pm
After taking a break from government service for five years, William E. Geiben has announced his intention to seek a Lewiston Town Council seat. He will look to secure the Republican, Conservative and Independent party lines.
Businessman, longtime Lewiston resident Morreale seeks seat on Town Board
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 06:20 pm
Robin "Rob" Morreale, a 25-year Lewiston resident, has announced his candidacy for the Lewiston Town Board.
DelMonte running for Lewiston Town Board
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 06:15 pm
Town of Lewiston resident and former state Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte has announced her candidacy for town council.
Stanley Cup: Buffalo top TV market outside Chicago, Tampa for Game 1
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 06:00 pm
The first game of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning, in which the Blackhawks defeated the Lightning by a score of 2-1, produced a 3.34 household rating and averaged 5.547 million viewers, making it the most-watched Game 1 that did not require overtime in 18 years and NBC's second-most watched Stanley Cup Final Game 1 ever.
Stella Niagara Preserve forever protected thanks to successful multimillion-dollar fundraising effort
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 05:50 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve announced Thursday the Land Conservancy is now the proud owner of the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston.
Clifford the Big Red Dog to appear at Niagara Falls events
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:50 pm
Through the years, children throughout the world have enjoyed the popular book and television character Clifford the Big Red Dog. Next weekend, the children of Niagara Falls have an opportunity to meet Clifford in person as he makes appearances at events in the city.
Julie Gilbert named to TTRA board
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:50 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. Director of Marketing and Communications Julie Gilbert has been elected to serve on the international travel and tourism board of Travel & Tourism Research Association.
Community garage sale tops $5,000 in support of Campus Ministry
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
Niagara University's end-of-year community garage sale has now raised more than $5,000 in support of its office of campus ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Fondo a gran success
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
The Hospice Gran Fondo, presented by M&T Bank, brought its "party on wheels" to Niagara County May 16 for its second annual ride to benefit Niagara Hospice. More than 600 cyclists gathered at Krull Park in Olcott and set out on three scenic routes throughout the Niagara Wine Trail.
Ortt announces action to be taken on bills to fight New York's heroin crisis
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Co-Chair Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has announced the Senate will soon be acting on several bills to help decrease heroin deaths and put more drug dealers behind bars for selling dangerous opioids.
NYPA to hold safety fair at Power Vista Saturday
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
The New York Power Authority will hold a family safety fair Saturday, June 6, at the Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project.
Making a difference in Lewiston
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
Employees of Lewiston's KeyBank branch recently participated in the "Neighbors Make a Difference Day."
Lewiston Lions Club celebrates members
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 11:55 am
The Lewiston Community Lions Club installed its officers for the next year at a dinner meeting Tuesday. Then, to the audience's surprise, awards were presented to each Lion. President Regina Cecconi said the club is making a difference in the community and assisting those in need thanks to everyone's respective contribution.
Rainforest Cafe Niagara Falls USA grand opening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 06:35 pm
NFNY Hotel Management LLC has announced the opening of Rainforest Cafe, the newest attraction in Niagara Falls USA. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. The restaurant opened to the public at 6:30 p.m.
Advance sale Erie County Fair vouchers available at Tops Friendly Markets
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 02:00 pm
The Erie County Fair, recently ranked the 10th largest fair in North America, offers guests 12 days of agriculture, entertainment, rides, food and excitement. Beyond bringing fun to Western New York, the fair has committed itself to seeking out ways to ensure guests are able to spend time at the event without breaking the bank.
Hochul calls Buffalo's economic growth a model for other cities
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 02:00 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul cited Buffalo's remarkable economic resurgence as a model for how to transform a city into a vibrant, growing urban area as part of her discussion at the Daemen College Distinguished Leaders Lecture Series event held May 29.
USACE to host public information meeting regarding hydrilla
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 01:35 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, will host a public information meeting regarding the treatment of hydrilla present in Tonawanda Creek/Erie Canal at 6:30 p.m. tonight inside the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive.
More than 100 officers to participate in Trooper Kevin P. Dobson Memorial Torch Run leg
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 01:35 pm
For the 29th year in New York, law enforcement officers will carry the Special Olympics Torch throughout various communities leading up to opening ceremonies at the State Summer Games. The cauldron will be lit June 5 in Brockport, signifying the opening of the 2015 Games.
Style: Does camo got to go?
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 01:45 pm
Camouflage. Most associate it with those who serve us in the military. Many traditional Americans still thank those in uniform for their service when they see them in public.
15th annual 'Niagara County Senior Walk in the Park' date announced
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 01:30 pm
Volunteers from agencies across Niagara County have once again spent the year organizing, soliciting donations and planning a free, fun-filled day for the older adult residents of Niagara County (ages 55 and up).
IHOP restaurants put smiles first with new logo launch
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 01:30 pm
For nearly 57 years, IHOP restaurants have helped millions of guests each week start their day with a smile.
Erie County Fair rounds out National Grid Concert Series
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 12:55 pm
Over the past months, the Erie County Fair has been announcing the concerts that make up the National Grid Concert Series inside the GUSTO Grandstand. The Fair is excited to finalize the lineup by introducing two more free concerts:
Chris Cornell brings solo tour back to UB
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 12:55 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, welcomes "Chris Cornell: Solo Acoustic Tour" at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 5.