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Grandpaws expanding; taking over Fourth and Center
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 10:00 am
It will be a pet lover's dream come true July 2 when Grandpaws Pet Emporium moves into its new location at 402 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. Owner Andrew Bell is renting the entire Fourth and Center streets property in order to expand his popular business, add more food, treat and toy lines, open a pet-friendly café, and adopt out cats to loving homes.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey seeks Mike Johnson's removal
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 09:45 am
You can say one thing about Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey since he has taken office: Once he sets his mind on something - good, bad or indifferent - he certainly acts on it.
Cancer survivors recognized at Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 08:00 am
Cheryl Martin, one of three co-chairs on the Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life committee, has been an involved member of this American Cancer Society event for 14 years.

Cancer impacts the lives of some of the people closest to our hearts, and that is part of the reason for Martin's, as well as many other participants', involvement.

PRSA Buffalo Niagara hosts 25th annual Excalibur Awards
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 07:00 am
Broadway has the Tony's, Hollywood has Oscar and Emmy, and Buffalo has the Excalibur. King Arthur's legendary sword symbolizes outstanding achievement in the practice of professional public relations.
Canalside hosts meeting for micro-enterprises and Minority, women-owned businesses and organizations
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 07:00 am
Global Spectrum, the management company operating Canalside, is hosting a meeting to better acquaint micro-enterprises, as well as minority and women-owned corporations, organizations and vendors, with opportunities to do business at Buffalo's waterfront destination.
Officials: No traffic problems with first 'Tuesdays in the Park' concert
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 10:40 pm
Local leaders were pleasantly surprised the first "Tuesdays in the Park" concert at Artpark didn't run into any thruway construction-related traffic problems this week. Just one month ago, they had expressed serious concern motorists would experience long delays heading into and out of the Village of Lewiston on event nights as a result of I-190 lane restrictions in front of the New York Power Authority.
The NACC celebrates 10th annual 'Beyond the Barrel'
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:50 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will host the 10th annual "Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibition" June 21-Aug 24.
'The Chew' welcomes a week of guest co-hosts
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:45 pm
"The Chew" welcomes a week of guest co-hosts with chef Curtis Stone, Yvette Nicole Brown, Nia Long and chef Michael Lomonaco in the kitchen cooking up some summertime favorites. On Friday, June 20, Michael Symon's wife, Liz, and her best friend and wife of chef Bobby Flay, Stephanie March, join as guest co-hosts.
Ceretto, Maziarz ask Parks Department to reconsider plan for Niagara Gorge police station
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, and State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-I-Newfane, today sent a letter to the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation asking the agency to reconsider a plan to place a new, 7,000-square-foot Parks Police station on the Niagara River Gorge.
Come relive the glory days of Cory and Topanga from 'Boy Meets World'
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:40 pm
ABC Family is celebrating all things Cory and Topanga with "Boy Meets World" mini-marathons, airing Monday through Friday from 7-8:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. all summer long, in anticipation of the premiere of Disney Channel's family comedy "Girl Meets World," Friday, June 27, at 9:45 p.m.
Gillibrand, Higgins announce 5-year, $1.4m award for summer cancer research programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:35 pm
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins have announced $280,332 in 2014 funding for Roswell Park Cancer Institute's summer research experience programs in cancer sciences and oncology in Buffalo. This federal funding, part of a five-year, $1.4 million allocation, will be used to engage college and medical school students in research and clinical internships.
Anti-Quasar activists head to Albany
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Wheatfield residents Monica Daigler and Julie Otto spent the day in Albany on Tuesday lobbying for legislation to require food produced with fertilizer made from sewage sludge to be labeled. They were hosted by Assemblyman John Ceretto (R-C-I-Lewiston), State Sen. George Maziarz (R-C-I-Newfane) and Assemblyman Ray Walter (R-C-I-Amherst).
Rabid raccoon confirmed in Lockport
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Laboratory results for a raccoon found recently on High Street in the area of Beattie Road, Lockport, are positive for rabies. This confirmation is not a normal occurrence; the Niagara County Department of Health would like to advise the public of what they can do to protect themselves against rabies.
Niagara Falls Memorial receives OK to pursue Niagara-Orleans health care coalition
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received state approval to form a two-county coalition to help reform the state's Medicaid system.
Celebrate Flag Day 2014 on Buffalo's waterfront
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Veterans and the public are invited to join the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park (One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo; http://buffalonavalpark.org/) and the Rotary Club of Buffalo Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. for their annual Flag Day celebration at the 100-foot-tall Rotary flagpole.
Hornblower Niagara Cruises launches first ever evening cruise
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
History was made when the first evening cruise in Niagara Falls' history shoved off from the dock at Hornblower Niagara Cruises earlier this month.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes Indian rhino calf
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a female Indian rhino calf produced by artificial insemination.

The baby rhino, weighing in at 144 pounds, was born to mother Tashi on June 5 at the Buffalo Zoo.

'May The Ferb Be With You': 'Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars' debuts this July
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:25 pm
Phineas, Ferb and the gang meet Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca, C-3PO and R2-D2, among other iconic "Star Wars" characters, in "Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars," a television special premiering Saturday, July 26, on Disney Channel.
Union members ratify labor agreement at Memorial's Schoellkopf Health Center
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:25 pm
Employees at the Schoellkopf Health Center have unanimously approved a three-year wage and benefit agreement covering licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, unit clerks and laundry aides.
WNY Regional Economic Development Council, DePaul Properties announce opening of Riverside Apartments in Buffalo
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:15 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council has joined DePaul Properties to celebrate the opening of Riverside Apartments in Buffalo. The 68-unit affordable housing development is completed on the strength of a $3.25 million award it received as part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative. The project created more than 350 local construction jobs and 40 new, permanent jobs. Funds awarded by the WNYREDC will help generate more than $21 million in economic activity for the region.
Mount St. Mary's earns re-accreditation for CT scanning
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
Two Seneca Casino resorts earn TripAdvisor award for third straight year
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:10 pm
For the third year in a row, TripAdvisor - known as "the world's largest travel site" - has bestowed its prestigious Certificate of Excellence upon both Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in Niagara Falls and Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel in Salamanca.
Senate passes CPR in Schools bill
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:00 pm
The New York State Senate passed legislation today, sponsored by Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-Buffalo, that would enable high school students to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated defibrillators.
Multimillion-dollar cars could set world records at Mecum Seattle Auction this weekend on NBCSN
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:50 pm
NBCSN will present more than 15 hours of Mecum Auctions coverage this weekend, including a pair of multimillion-dollar cars that could set world records at auction, starting Friday at 8 p.m.
Niagara County GOP chair: 'It's time to review county ethics and disclosure policy'
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:50 pm
Niagara County Republican Chairman Scott Kiedrowski said this week it is time for the County Legislature to review its ethics and disclosure policies with the goal of increasing public transparency and accountability.
Memorial Medical Center recruits four physicians to staff
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will welcome four talented physicians to its staff during the next several months.
Higgins amendment ensures preclearance at northern border remains unaffected
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, successfully passed an amendment to H.R. 3488, a bill that sets forth conditions for the Department of Homeland Security to establish preclearance facilities and operations outside of the country. Higgins' amendment clarified the new provisions would apply only at airports and not land ports of entry, such as the Peace Bridge.
Seneca Casinos offers two fireworks displays for the public this July
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:40 pm
Seneca Casinos will host some of the most extravagant fireworks displays in Western New York to celebrate the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Each of the two Seneca Casino resort properties, in Niagara Falls and Salamanca, will host these exciting and memorable events, which are free and open to the public.
Higgins wins approval for amendment to protect community development block grant funds to Niagara Falls
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:35 pm
Earlier this week, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, won approval in the House of Representatives for an amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development bill that will protect more than $2.2 million in federal funding to the City of Niagara Falls. The Higgins amendment was included in the final bill approved.
Community Missions golfs 'Fore' a cause
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:15 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier will host its 13th annual "Par Fore a Mission Golf Classic" Wednesday, June 18, at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston.
Niagara University's Golisano Center earns LEED Gold Certification
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:15 pm
Niagara University's B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences has earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Certification - Gold Rating from the United States Green Building Council.
Grisanti passes 'Phoenix's Law' in State Senate
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:15 pm
Republican State Sen. Mark Grisanti has announced the passage of "Phoenix's Law" in the State Senate. This legislation would increase certain penalties for aggravated cruelty to animals.
The Peacemaker makes a return visit to Canalside
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:10 pm
The Peacemaker makes its return to Canalside this week following last September's successful Buffalo Maritime Festival. Public tours of the 140-foot barquentine will be available this weekend.

The Peacemaker is an American barquentine owned by the Twelve Tribes.

Sabres development camp slated for July 14-18
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team will hold its annual summer development camp from July 14-18 at First Niagara Center. This will mark the third year in a row the ice will be installed during the summer and the development camp will be held at the home of the Sabres.
CBS Sports announces new broadcast pairings for 2014 NFL season
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:10 pm
The CBS Television Network will begin its 55th year of broadcasting the NFL with Jim Nantz, Phil Simms and Tracy Wolfson leading "The NFL on CBS" into the network's 2014 NFL season. Nantz, Simms and Wolfson will call the full slate of "Thursday Night Football" games on CBS and the NFL Network, along with selected Sunday games on CBS.
NCIDA approves application from Praxair
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:10 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors approved applications for assistance from Praxair Inc., Niagara Lodging Inc. and Niagara Falls Hospitality Inc. (Microtel) at its board meeting.

"The manufacturing base in the City of Niagara Falls is critically important to the local and regional economy, and retaining good paying manufacturing jobs is a high priority of our agency," said Henry M. Sloma, chairman of the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. "In this instance, Praxair is making a significant capital investment that not only retains jobs, but creates new jobs. But just as importantly, this investment shows that the company is making a long term commitment to maintain its operations in Niagara Falls."

U.S. Olympians Lolo Jones and Jenn Suhr headline adidas Grand Prix live Saturday on NBCSN
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:10 pm
NBCSN presents live coverage of the adidas Grand Prix this Saturday, June 14, at 4 p.m. The adidas Grand Prix is the sixth meeting of the 2014 IAAF Diamond League circuit, and the second stop in the U.S.
NPSL Blaze 2014 Sportsplex champions
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:05 pm
The Niagara Pioneer Soccer League Blaze U12 girls team won the 2014 Winter B-Under 12 Girls Division at Sportsplex in Tonawanda. The players capped off an undefeated season by beating the Northtowns Reign in the championship game.
Fallsview Casino celebrates a decade of gaming in Niagara
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:05 pm
Fallsview Casino turned 10 on June 10. The 24-hour casino resort, overlooking the mighty Niagara Falls - one of the top vistas in the world - celebrates a decade of gaming and strong community partnerships in Niagara.
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.