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Op-ed: Old Fort Niagara's visitor admissions up dramatically
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 10:20 am
When the New York Times named Niagara Falls to its list of "52 Places to Go in 2014" earlier this year, the iconic photo of the waterfalls themselves was not what was featured. Instead, a photo of Old Fort Niagara's French Castle was selected to accompany the article.
Erie Canal Discovery Center participates in Lockport 'Downtown Bunny Hop'
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 10:15 am
The Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport, will be a stop along Lockport's "Downtown Bunny Hop" Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Adults can enjoy a discounted, dollar-off admission of $5, and children's admission will be free, as always. The Discovery Center will present each child with treats of Easter candy and wooden nickels.
Niagara Catholic presents annual Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School presents its annual Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic, this year honoring Lou Fernandez, on Monday, July 21, at Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown. The golf tournament benefits Niagara Catholic students, scholarship funds and other school programs.
UB is recruiting 10 people with tinnitus to try new, implantable device that retrains 'hearing' brain
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Western New Yorkers suffering from tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, may have the opportunity to try a new device that is showing promise as a new treatment for the condition.
Laura DeBacco to head OB/GYN Center at Memorial
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Laura M. DeBacco, PA-C, will join The OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as its full-time coordinator effective April 14.
Todd Rundgren gives 'Unpredictable' casino concert
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 09:30 pm
"An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren" is how Mr. Rundgren's current tour is christened, and it certainly proved to be an unpredictable concert at the Seneca Niagara Casino Friday night.
Higgins announces $221,000 grant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the House Cancer Caucus, announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded $221,589 in grant funding from the National Cancer Institute to go toward research into the disproportionate prevalence of prostate cancer in African Americans.
HARBORCENTER, Tim Hortons announce partnership
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 pm
HARBORCENTER President John Koelmel and Tim Hortons President and CEO Marc Caira have announced a one-of-a-kind Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop will open at HARBORCENTER this fall.
Sabres sign forward Justin Kea
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Justin Kea to a three-year, entry-level contract.
BPO Nation to present Il Volo
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 06:55 pm
BPO Nation proudly welcomes worldwide musical sensation ll Volo to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Wednesday June 11.
Maziarz comments on enacted state budget for 2014-15
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 06:55 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz released the following statement Tuesday:
2014 Scotty Bowman Showcase rosters announced
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the rosters for the 10th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place Wednesday, April 9, at First Niagara Center.
Erin Freeman and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus present Karl Jenkins' 'The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace'
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:40 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus has announced the Buffalo premiere of Karl Jenkins' "The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace," presented by CCS Oncology, on April 11 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Buffalo.
Mississippi woman in MVA on Saunders Settlement Road
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
On Monday at 12:39 p.m., the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co. was dispatched by the Niagara County Fire Control for a report of one-car rollover motor vehicle accident. A vehicle landed upright in the area of 4719 Saunders Settlement Road.
Michael Civisca to join top NYC entertainers for cabaret fundraiser
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
Western New York's own Michael Civisca will join some of New York City's top nightclub entertainers for "Life is a Cabaret," a show celebrating Community Music School's 90th anniversary. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
'Give for Greatness' announces expanded scope, round of funding to culturals
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
Following a successful "Lawyers for the Arts" event that raised approximately $15,000, leaders from "Give for Greatness" and Arts Services Initiative of Western New York have announced plans to enhance "G4G's" activities and mission of raising funding and awareness for local cultural organizations. Under the plan, made possible by a grant from Fund for the Arts, "Give for Greatness" will become a program of ASI.
Ceretto votes for tax relief plan, historic investment in Western New York in state budget
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, voted to pass a budget that includes major tax relief initiatives, the remainder of the "Buffalo Billion," increased aid to local school districts, and reforms to the Common Core mandates. Ceretto called this budget, which is the fourth consecutive on-time budget for the state, another step in the right direction for Western New York families.

Other parts of the budget Ceretto helped pass include increased funding for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, property tax relief for victims of last year's floods, and cost of living adjustments for human services workers.

Lewiston entrepreneur Phillip Mastantuono honored, agency named premier for 2014
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
As a business leader and involved citizen in the Lewiston area, Allstate exclusive agency owner Phillip Mastantuono has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

This designation is being presented to Mastantuono for his outstanding business performance and commitment to putting customers at the center of his agency's work.

"The Premier Agency designation is not just about Phillip's successful business results. The honor also demonstrates Phillip's commitment in being accessible to customers and using knowledge to help ensure customers have the insurance products they need to protect themselves and their family," said Eva McIntee, Allstate New York's field vice president.

Niagara University CMAA student chapter tops in nation for fifth straight year
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America has been named the best in the nation for a fifth consecutive year. The announcement was made during the 87th World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo.
Lewiston Art Festival goes green
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 am
Plans are already underway to enhance the "greening" of the Lewiston Art Festival, which will take place Aug. 9-10.
Buffalo History Museum honors 'Giants' in April
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 am
Earlier this year, The Buffalo History Museum announced its second annual "M&T Third Fridays Giants of Buffalo" program would honor history-making individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in the industry. The program is in association with the Buffalo Broadcasters Association.
Erie County Fair announces grandstand concert lineup
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 06:15 pm
With just 128 days remaining until the opening of the 175th Erie County Fair, organizers are proud to announce the 2014 concert lineup. The shows will take place in the newly named Gusto Grandstand throughout the run of the fair.
Shakira and Blake Shelton to perform together on Academy of Country Music Awards
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:55 pm
Multiplatinum singer/songwriter and global recording artist Shakira will perform her single "Medicine," featuring ACM co-host Blake Shelton, who is up for five nominations including Entertainer of the Year, on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Higgins announces additional Customs and Border Patrol officers to be assigned to Western New York
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the northern border between Western New York and Southern Ontario will soon see U.S. Homeland Security staffing increases. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, responsible for securing the ports of entry, has announced plans to significantly increase personnel at the Port of Buffalo, which includes border crossings in the City of Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Lewiston.
Leadership Niagara recognized nationally for excellence in innovation
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:45 pm
Leadership Niagara will be recognized nationally for "Excellence in Innovation" by the Association of Leadership Programs on Friday, April 4, at the Southeast Regional Conference in Atlanta.

The award will be presented to Leadership Niagara's executive director, Molly Anderson, who has been at the helm of the organization for the past five years. She was invited to present her program's innovation and best practices to leadership professionals who will be attending the conference.

"In recent years, Leadership Niagara has innovated and transformed a great organization. We are sharply focused on achieving more for our participants and our region," Anderson said. "It is an honor to be recognized among hundreds of our peer leadership organizations for all the hard work thus far."

'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' launches 'LIVE'S Fit Spot'
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:45 pm
This morning, "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced the launch of "LIVE's Fit Spot," a new feature on www.LIVEKellyandMichael.com devoted to health and fitness.
UB medical team to deliver primary care to patients with serious mental illnesses
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:45 pm
For individuals suffering from serious mental illnesses, appropriate psychiatric treatment is often the immediate priority. The significant primary medical needs of this population often go untreated.
Union Springs School of Cayuga County wins $10,000 from New York Lottery's 'New York Sings' contest
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:45 pm
The New York Lottery today announced Union Springs Central School in Union Springs, Cayuga County, was voted the winner of the Lottery's "New York Sings" Facebook contest. Union Springs will receive the contest's top prize of $10,000 to be used to support the school's music education program.
Pharrell Williams named coach for season seven of 'The Voice'
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 03:45 pm
Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Pharrell Williams has signed on as a coach for the upcoming seventh season of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice," set to air this fall.
Updated: Artpark books O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 12:50 pm
Artpark & Company welcomes O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips to Lewiston July 2 at 6:30 p.m. as part of its "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

Betsy Doyle marker unveiled in Youngstown
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 12:25 pm
A historic marker honoring Betsy Doyle was unveiled in Falkner Park before a crowd of hearty onlookers in Youngstown.
Fox seeks re-election to Lew-Port board
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 12:05 pm
I wish to announce my intention to run for a third term on your Lew-Port School Board of Education.
Cecconi running for Lewiston town clerk
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:55 am
It is with great excitement that I announce my intention to run for the position of Lewiston town clerk.
Quasar, financial items major topics at board meeting
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:55 am
A new member, more comments on Quasar, and insight on the state of Lewiston's finances were among the assortment of items at Monday's longer-than-usual Town Board meeting in Town Hall.
Lewiston Police Blotter for March 29, 2014
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:50 am
The following activity occurred from Monday, March 16, to Sunday, March 23, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 69 response calls during this period.
Mark Daul: Spring has sprung; bald eagle flies the coop
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:50 am
Spring has officially arrived according to the Gregorian calendar. It was a really long winter for most of us, and the same goes for outdoor creatures too.
Lew-Port, YMCA universal pre-K applications available
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:50 am
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District and YMCA Buffalo Niagara will conduct their annual universal pre-kindergarten application process for students who will be 4 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2014, and who are not eligible for kindergarten.
Youngstown Democrat caucus results announced
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:45 am
John J. Stepien, 2014 Youngstown Democrat caucus chairman, recently announced incumbent Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh B. Reynolds, incumbent Trustee Beverly A. Van Deusen, and Stuart P. Comerford would appear on the Democrat line in the May village election.
Memorial announces 2014 board appointments
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:35 am
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2014 slate of officers, and re-elected four incumbent board members to three-year terms at its annual meeting March 24.
Celebrate the 'Ben & Jerriest' day of the year with free ice cream
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:35 am
Mark your calendars: It's time to celebrate the "Ben and Jerriest day of the year! That's right: The iconic Vermont ice cream company is holding its annual "Free Cone Day" as a way to thank ice cream-loving fans everywhere for their support.
 


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