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NYPA awards multimillion-dollar contracts to two Buffalo companies
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 05:20 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved the award of competitively bid contracts, valued at more than $20 million, to two Buffalo-based businesses: Ferguson Electric Construction Co. Inc., and Quality Inspection Services Inc.

"The New York Power Authority remains committed to further strengthening its core generation assets," said Harry Francois, regional manager for Western New York, NYPA. "The auxiliary equipment installations and ongoing operations monitoring covered by these contracts are but two of recent examples. We seek qualified, cost-effective contractors who do excellent work on-time and on-budget."

Susan G. Komen Western New York Affiliate announces 2014 race honoree
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 05:10 pm
The WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has announced Corinne Leone of North Collins is the 2014 race honoree for the 14th annual Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure.
Leadership Niagara: Grant will grow leadership development program to historic levels
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 05:10 pm
LYNC, the youth leadership program run by Leadership Niagara, will be able to include up to 100 area high school students thanks to a new commitment of $460,000 from the Irene E. Witkowski-Agrawal Foundation.
Train making a stop at Fallsview Casino this summer
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 12:10 pm
It all started with two guys and one guitar in 1994. Two decades later, Train is a highly successful pop-rock act thanks to the breakout album "Drops of Jupiter" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." The Grammy Award-winning act will perform live for two nights in July at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo's 21st Century Fund awards Explore & More Children's Museum $100,000 for exhibit designs
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Explore & More was awarded the 21st Century Fund's $100,000 grant to be used in the exhibit designs for the new children's museum set to open in the South Aud Block of Canalside on Buffalo's waterfront in 2016.

On March 27, members of the 21st Century Fund gathered to hear presentations from the final four contenders for the grant, including Explore & More, the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, Habitat For Humanity and the YWCA of Niagara. Members voted that evening to select Explore & More as the recipient of the $100,000 award, out of an original field of 19 applicants.

Niagara County Fair logo contest has its winner
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County has announced the winner of the 2014 Niagara County Fair logo contest is Matthew McAuley of Lockport. The contest was open to Niagara County youth age 5 to 19 years. He will be awarded a $100 prize during the Farm-City Breakfast, the kick-off event for the Niagara County Fair each year.
New York State Parks welcomes spring boating season
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
As more moderate weather arrives across the state, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation welcomes boaters and anglers to take advantage of New York State's abundance of recreational waterways, while encouraging them to take common-sense precautions to stay safe.

For a safe and enjoyable boating season, State Parks recommends the following:

NYSDOT: Construction to begin on Walnut and Ferry avenues
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
New York State Department of Transportation Regional Director Darrell Kaminski has announced work will begin this week on a $1.8 million project to resurface US Route 62, Walnut and Ferry avenues, in the City of Niagara Falls.
Jennifer Cooper to be honored at SBA Small Business Week awards luncheon
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
Jennifer Cooper, owner of Cooper Sign Co. and Old Glory Flag and Banner of Niagara Falls, was selected by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners as recipient of the chapter's Member of the Year Small Business Award. NAWBO Buffalo Niagara chose Cooper for her entrepreneurial drive and leadership within the organization, as well as the greater community.

The award will be presented to Cooper Wednesday, May 7, at the SBA Small Business Week awards luncheon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

April is 'Dig Safely Month'
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
The New York State Public Service Commission is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April as "Dig Safely Month," as a way to remind excavators and contractors state law requires them to call one of the state's toll-free one-call centers before starting any excavation or digging project.
Father James J. Maher, C.M., inaugurated as 26th president of Niagara University
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:45 am
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was formally inaugurated as Niagara University's 26th president during a ceremony held Friday, April 4, in the Gallagher Center.
ABC announces premiere of new summer series 'Sing Your Face Off'
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:20 am
ABC announced the premiere of new summer series "Sing Your Face Off" will be Saturday, May 31, from 9-11 p.m. Two all-new episodes will air back-to-back in that time period each week.
Ceretto discusses positive benefits of NFTA funding in new state budget
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:20 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, is highlighting increased funding in the state budget for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority.
Give to Gift of Life
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:20 am
The Gift of Life is holding its 16th annual golf and tennis tournament Monday, June 16. Golf will be at the Lancaster Country Club (6061 Broadway, Lancaster). Tennis will be at the Village Glen Tennis Club (162 Mill St., Williamsville).
Television legend Barbara Walters to make her final scheduled television appearances Friday, May 16
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:20 am
After more than five decades entertaining and informing generations of Americans, Barbara Walters says goodbye to daily television Friday, May 16, with her final co-host appearance on "The View," and a two-hour ABC primetime special celebrating her life - both on screen and off.
Artpark welcomes Blue Rodeo, 54-40, Ziggy Marley, Megadeth to Lewiston
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark & Company announced another batch of bands Monday in the "Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series. Tickets for these events will go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

Acts include:

A cool start to spring
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 06:50 pm
Although the past few weeks have not felt much like spring, no matter what weather Mother Nature brings, ice cream seems to be a telling sign that spring is in the air. DeDee's Dairy is now open for the season and the local community could not be happier to have the ice cream shop back in their lives. March 21 on opening day customers lined up outside, in the 35 degree weather, just to experience their favorite flavors.
'How I Met Your Mother' comes to an end
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 04:00 pm
CBS's popular romantic comedy "How I Met Your Mother" came to end this past Monday, when the program aired its final episode on March 31. The final episode titled "Last Forever" aired, as 12.9 million viewers tuned in.
Cher returns to Buffalo for final farewell tour
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 11:00 am
It has been an exciting couple of years for Cher fans. In 2012 Cher confirmed a new album was in the making, later in the year she surprised Twitter followers with confirmation of an upcoming tour. Now March of 2014, fans are finally getting what they have been waiting for.
In the 'Knick' of time? Let's party like its 1999
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 10:00 pm
With just 2 weeks to go in the NBA season, the Knicks find themselves in a tight playoff race for the last spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Entering today, the Knicks trail the Atlanta Hawks by just 1 game. Even with the disappointing season that no one saw coming, the Knicks still have the opportunity to save their season with a playoff berth.

Now the task won't be easy, the Knicks final six games are all against playoff teams in the Eastern Conference, whereas the Atlanta Hawks only face five playoff teams in their final 10 games. It seems as if the Knicks have an uphill battle being that they not only trail the Hawks by two games in the loss column, but the Hawks also own the tie breaker.

Lewiston Garden Club meeting
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club will meet Monday, April 21, at 6 p.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St. The guest speaker is Mike Shadrack, president of the WNY Hosta Society. He will give a talk on the beautiful gardens of the UK.
Project Runway to celebrate first anniversary
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will celebrate Project Runway's first anniversary Friday, April 25, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.
Brennan's sold at auction; new operators envision June 1 opening
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 07:00 am
Spring has sprung, and winds of change are brewing in Youngstown.

Last Saturday, Cash Cunningham of Cash Realty & Auctions held an auction of the former Brennan's Irish Pub. Roughly 20 potential buyers attended the event. When all was said and done, it was Mike Fox who acquired the building

Welcome to Lewiston, Salon Semir
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:50 pm
Salon Semir - located in the middle of the Village of Lewiston (421 Center St., second floor, to be exact) - recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting.
Yahoo! is presenting sponsor of 2014 Mighty Niagara Half Marathon to benefit Niagara Hospice
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:45 pm
Technology giant Yahoo!, a worldwide provider of communication tools on the Internet and mobile devices, and one of Niagara County's fastest-growing employers, has teamed up with Niagara Hospice to sponsor The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon. Yahoo! will be the presenting sponsor for the annual event, which raises money for the programs and services provided by Niagara Hospice.
Conference & Event Center welcomes large groups to downtown Niagara Falls
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
The spring season is bringing more than just better temperatures to the area, as three large events are taking place at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls this first week of April.
Daphne Oz returns to 'The Chew' Wednesday, April 23
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
During a taping of ABC's "The Chew" yesterday in New York, new mom Daphne Oz appeared via Skype to check-in with her co-hosts and share the exciting news she will return to the show full-time Wednesday, April 23. Oz will bring her daughter, Philomena Bijou Jovanovic, with her for a special on-air visit with Aunt Carla and Uncle Mario, Uncle Michael and Uncle Clinton.
Sanborn Boy Scout Troop 824 to collect donations for Community Missions
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
This Saturday, local Boy Scout Troop 824, based in Sanborn, will team up with the Tops Friendly Market on Military Road in the Town of Niagara for "Good Turn for America." The troop has chosen Community Missions to receive the donations collected.
Schumer and Higgins call for immediate halt of efforts to close Amherst Social Security office
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
Following a call with Social Security Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins are insisting the Social Security Administration halt all plans to close the field office in Amherst.
Artpark summer camp registration is now open
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
Registration is underway for Artpark's annual summer day camps for children and teens, held throughout July and August. Visit www.artpark.net for more information on camps and a printable registration form.
Maziarz releases data on special pothole repair money coming to Niagara County
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz has announced the enacted 2014-15 state budget contains $40 million specifically for road repairs after this particularly harsh winter. Nearly $600,000 of this will be allocated for local governments in Niagara County in "Extreme Winter Recovery Grants."

This grant money comes on top of record-level funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, the normal mechanism for delivering state aid to municipalities for surface improvements on locally controlled thoroughfares.

Higgins pays tribute to Ralph Wilson on House Floor
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins recently took to the Floor of the House of Representatives to pay tribute to longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr., who recently passed.
No more second chances: 'American Idol XIII' judges use save on Sam Woolf
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
Thursday night, Sam Woolf was rescued from elimination after "American Idol XIII" judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. unanimously agreed to use the save after it was revealed Sam he received the lowest number of votes. Woolf will continue in the competition as he takes the stage with the remaining finalists next week.
Spring construction boom hits Town of Niagara; Five Guys among tenants of project
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
With the weather finally becoming more springlike, residents and visitors in the Town of Niagara as usual will start seeing more and more construction vehicles at work. But this year, more commercial construction than ever is expected, especially along Military Road.

Town of Niagara building inspector Chuck Haseley has been hard at work with building permits and plans to be presented to the town's Planning Board. It's not unusual for the town to have 600 to 800 building permits per year, but there has been nothing of this commercial magnitude within the last five years, he said.

Cuomo announces $245,000 in funding for two Western New York businesses
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced more than $245,000 in funding awards to two Western New York companies for projects that will create 35 new jobs in the region, and expand manufacturing capability, increase productivity, provide job training, and grow market share for their businesses.

The New York Power Authority trustees approved funding to Eden Valley Growers Inc., and Living Green Insulation Products and Services LLC.

This represents the fifth round of funding awards approved by the trustees from recommendations made by the Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board.

West Street students learn life lesson
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 07:00 pm
Students at West Street Elementary School recently learned one of life's more important lessons - caring for people in their community.
They're here!
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 06:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District is celebrating the delivery of five new buses to its Transportation Department.
Black Keys release new single, announce new album release
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 06:00 pm
The alternative rock duo known as the Black Keys has announced its newest album will be released on May 13, and has also released one single from the forth-coming album. The album will be titled "Turn Blue" and will feature the newly released single "Fever."
Child Advocacy Center of Niagara to host Clothesline Project at Niagara Falls Memorial
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:55 pm
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara and YWCA of Niagara will bring the Clothesline Project to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center from April 14-18.
Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. debuts new Niagara USA website
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:55 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. launched its new website Wednesday as part of its quarterly sales meeting. Located at http://www.niagara-usa.com/, the website provides guests with numerous things to do and offers ways to explore Niagara Falls. It also provides trip-planning tips and hotel reservation options.
 


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