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Grant for lighting upgrades allows Lake Shore School District to direct savings to educational programming
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
A grant from New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti will provide perpetual savings to the Lake Shore Central School District and taxpayers.
Special presentation at Alzheimer's Association
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
If someone you love is showing signs of memory loss, or if they've recently been diagnosed with some form of dementia, the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is offering a program that may answer some likely questions.
Canisius College to host golf tournament to benefit Institute For Autism Research
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Canisius College is hosting an "i am max" golf tournament and dinner Monday, May 19, at Diamond Hawk Golf Course, 255 Sonwil Drive, Cheektowaga. Proceeds from the event will be used toward tuition for children in the Institute for Autism Research's Summer Max treatment program.
Cuomo appoints Masiello as new ECC trustee
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 02:00 pm
Erie Community College President Jack Quinn has announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed Kate Masiello, former first lady of the City of Buffalo, to the school's board of trustees.
Earth Day celebration at St. Peter School
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 07:00 am
As part of an Earth Day celebration, Jessica Lemke's pre-K class at St. Peter R.C. School had to create something using recycled materials. Their creativity was notable, as seen in everything from guitars, castles and robots, to telescopes, pirate ships and more.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Boulevard Mall Saturday
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will bring its adoptable dogs to the Boulevard Mall his Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Come meet Rusty, Hal, Sally and Joey at the HON table set up at the Sears court.
Niagara University student-vets plan second annual Memorial Day disc golf fundraiser
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University Student Veterans Organization will hold its second annual Memorial Day disc golf tournament at Joseph Davis State Park Saturday, May 24.
Higgins, Gillibrand, Community Action Organization: Millions awarded in grant money for educational programs
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 11:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced a federal grant totaling $21,029,578 for Community Action Organization of Erie County Inc. to support early childhood education programs in Erie County.
'Coldplay: Ghost Stories' to air Sunday, May 18 as band presents highly anticipated latest album
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 10:55 pm
Superstar band Coldplay will present songs from its upcoming sixth album, "Ghost Stories," in an hour-long special Sunday, May 18 (7 p.m.), on NBC.
2014 NBC 'Sunday Night Football' schedule announced
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 10:50 pm
America's No. 1 primetime television show gets "Back to Football" as NBC broadcasts 19 NFL games during the 2014 regular season, featuring Russell Wilson and the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks hosting Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in "NFL Kickoff 2014" on Thursday, Sept. 4.
Pathways palliative care program now accepting BlueCross BlueShield members
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 10:40 pm
The Pathways palliative care program announces a new affiliation with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York for members living in Niagara County.
Arbor Day Foundation offers tree-care booklet with $3 donation
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 10:40 pm
The Arbor Day Foundation is offering a handy tree-care booklet designed to help people plant and care for trees.
Democrats out of Lewiston election; Symmonds vows to continue run for mayor
Wed, Apr 23rd 2014 04:30 pm
In a shocking turn of events Wednesday, the Lewiston Democratic Party candidates appointed to run in the June 17 Village of Lewiston election were ruled ineligible. Village Clerk Anne Welch disqualified mayoral candidate Jamie Symmonds and trustee candidate Jacqueline Lampman on the grounds their party failed to adhere to state election law.

Section 15-108(2)(c) states "Notice must be filed in the offices of the village clerk and the county board of elections at least 10 days before the scheduled caucus."

Welch said she did not receive notice from the Democrats of their caucus, which was held Tuesday, nor was a public announcement posted in her office.

Village of Lewiston: Dems get their candidate in Symmonds
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 10:00 pm
For the first time in 20 years, Village of Lewiston Democrats have a candidate for mayor.

Jamie Symmonds will represent the party in the June 17 election. She was nominated during Tuesday's Democratic Party caucus.

Interview: 'Continuum' improves upon its past
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 05:50 pm
How many times have you watched a TV show and thought, "Why did they do that?" Or, "Where is this story going?" Perhaps even, "I wish they wouldn't have killed off that character." Wouldn't it be cool if, just once, a show actually went back and made major revisions to previous episodes?
Historic Bond-Hawley House open two pre-season weekends
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
The Niagara History Center's circa-1823 Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House will be open for two event weekends in advance of its 2014 season.
NTCC adds four to board of directors
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:05 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the appointment of Anthony Brindisi, Michael Fiore, Kevin Schuler and Henry Sloma to the organization's board of directors. Each will serve a three-year term.
NBC Sports adds NFL Divisional Playoff Game to postseason schedule
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:05 pm
For the first time since acquiring the "Sunday Night Football" package in 2006, NBC will televise an NFL Divisional Playoff game this upcoming season and each season thereafter through 2022, per NBC Sports Group's nine-year extension with the NFL, which begins this season.
Niagara University listed among Princeton Review's 'Green Colleges'
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:00 pm
Niagara University is one of the 332 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks profiles NU in the fifth annual edition of its free downloadable book, "The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges."
Bill Cosby to receive Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at American Comedy Awards
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 04:00 pm
NBC and Don Mischer Productions have announced Bill Cosby will be honored with the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at the American Comedy Awards, which airs May 8 (9 p.m.) on NBC.
University Community Farmers Market to open May 17 on UB South Campus
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 07:00 am
The eighth season of the University Community Farmers Market will open Saturday, May 17, on the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus. It will feature a variety of new and old vendors selling fresh food and local products.
HAL offers 'Everything You Wanted To Know About Old Books ... But Were Afraid To Ask'
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 07:00 am
So, you have an older book and you're not quite sure how old it is or if it's worth something. This presentation is for you.
Escape from your 'Wild Life' with Hedley's fun new album
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 10:00 pm
If you're looking for a little something extra to kick off the warm spring season, sit back, relax and check out Hedley's new "Wild Life" album to be released May 19 by Capitol Records.
The Machine, Kelley Hunt, Eric Paslay among headliners at Latitude 43 Music Festival
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:50 pm
The Latitude 43 Music Festival will settle into its new home in the Outdoor Amphitheater at Artpark in Lewiston this June. The event, formerly known as PubFest, will continue its tradition of raising money for the Variety Kids Telethon.
Melissa Molnar joins Wound Center patient care team
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Wound care nurse Melissa Molnar has joined the patient care team at The Wound Center of Niagara.
Colvin Cleaners breaking records with 9th annual 'Gowns 4 Prom' charity event
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
This week, Colvin Cleaners, Western New York's "green" dry cleaner, will ramp up its efforts to celebrate "Gowns 4 Prom." The ninth annual charity event will be held 3-7 p.m. April 21-23 on stage at Shea's in downtown Buffalo. This year, with the help of Goodwill, TT New York, Continental Hair School, Boulevard Mall and Walden Galleria Mall, Colvin Cleaners has collected more than 4,000 donations of gently used gowns for girls in need to pick up for free during "Gowns 4 Prom."

This year will mark the highest number of dresses given out in the history of "Gowns 4 Prom." Over the past eight years, "Gowns 4 Prom" has given out more than 5,000 dresses. Colvin Cleaners expects to give out 1,000 this year alone.

Chevrolet, Billboard: Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic top 3 finalists for second annual Milestone Award as voted on by fans
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Billboard, dick clark productions and Chevrolet announced today Carrie Underwood, Ellie Goulding and OneRepublic are the top three finalists for the Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 18, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
NYPA engineers to speak at World Green Energy Symposium, opening Earth Day in Niagara Falls
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:10 pm
Three New York Power Authority engineers will address the World Green Energy Symposium and Expo April 22-24 at the Conference & Event Center in Niagara Falls.
Theatre in the Mist presents scholarships, honors founding members
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:00 pm
Theatre in the Mist, a local community theater group, recently presented the Lisa Gravel Memorial Performing Arts Scholarship to two students: Sabrina Kahwaty, a theatre performance major at Niagara University; and Magdalyn Chauby, a senior at Grand Island High School with aspirations to attend college for vocal performance.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron return to produce 2015 Oscars
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 09:00 pm
Motion picture, television and theater producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the Oscars for a third consecutive year, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 87th Oscars will air live on the ABC Television Network "Oscar" Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015.
'The Voice' to host social pre-show event experience for viewers during each live show
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 07:00 pm
NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" has created a social media party event titled #VoiceTailgate to enhance the social media experience for fans.
Celebrate spring blossoms with Niagara Wine Trail
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating its 12th anniversary with the annual Wine Trail Blossoms event Mother's Day weekend. Taking place May 9-11, Wine Trail Blossoms will showcase the wineries' spring preparations. Pre-sale event tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online through May 8.
Doodle Bugs! participates in 'Screen-Free Week'
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers is reinforcing its educational philosophy by participating in "Screen-Free Week" May 5-11. Organizers invite families to join in reducing the use of entertainment screen media, including television, video games, computers and hand-held devices.
Gate of Heaven Cemetery to hold open house
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
A special open house will be held at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 500 Riverdale Ave., Lewiston, on Saturday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A.G. Schneiderman celebrates Earth Week by presenting a review of initiatives protecting environment
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
In honor of Earth Week, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today presented important environmental protection initiatives undertaken by his office and provided a map showing the impact of his environmental protection bureau in every region of the state.
DiNapoli: New York on stronger financial footing
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 03:55 pm
New York state ended the 2013-14 fiscal year in the strongest fiscal position in years and was able to deposit $175 million in the Rainy Day Reserve Fund for the first time since 2008, according to a report on the recently enacted state budget released by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Still, the $143 billion budget continues to rely, in part, on temporary funding streams to attain balance.

"After a tough few years, New York state is in better fiscal shape thanks to an improving economy and difficult fiscal choices made by the Governor and the Legislature," DiNapoli said. "

Next NU Family Business Center breakfast forum is May 6
Mon, Apr 21st 2014 02:45 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, May 6, at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Village of Lewiston: Jamie Symmonds intends to run for mayor
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:30 am
The Lewiston Democratic Party is poised to have a Democrat run for the village's top office for the first time in two decades.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey, Artpark at odds over town funding
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:00 am
Supervisor Dennis Brochey created a firestorm Monday as he revealed his intent to redirect an estimated $120,000 in Modern Disposal tipping fees from Artpark & Company back to town coffers. The money, which Lewiston receives annually, has gone to help fund Artpark & Company's family programing.
'The Cocktail Bar & Restaurant' eyed for Lewiston
Sat, Apr 19th 2014 10:00 am
Big Guys Pizzeria and More isn't the only new restaurant planned for the Village of Lewiston. Russ Conrad recently purchased 800 Center St. - formerly Dennis Brochey's Automotive - and intends to convert the property into "The Cocktail Bar & Restaurant."
 


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