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Filicetti announces candidacy for Niagara County sheriff
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara County Undersheriff Michael J. Filicetti has announced he is a candidate for sheriff.
Locally shot 'Heartbreak Falls' fundraising party to be held at AcQua
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:55 pm
Production on the film "Heartbreak Falls" is expected to begin in the early spring of 2020 in places around Buffalo/Niagara Falls (including AcQua Banquets, William Kays and the Giacomo Hotel).
Niagara University joins national challenge to increase probation success and protect public safety
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:20 pm
Niagara University, in partnership with the Niagara County Probation Department, has been selected to participate in the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a national initiative of Arnold Ventures and the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance dedicated to understanding the drivers of probation revocations and identifying ways to reduce the community supervision failures that send almost 350,000 people to jails and prisons each year.
The original Niagara Chocolate Company makes a comeback
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:00 pm
It started as a side business, making chocolate. It's something Mary Ann Hess had been doing all her life. It was a passion aside from her regular job as a hairdresser.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Siegel family celebrate fourth installation at Siegel Landing
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 02:20 pm
Earlier this week, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, joined by the Siegel family, unveiled and presented a commemorative paver to JoAnn Falletta in honor of her 20th anniversary with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Popular make-it, take-it workshops offered at Botanical Gardens
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 02:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens offers a wide variety of programs and workshops throughout the year. Make-it, take-it workshops are popular. Some classic favorites are on the Botanical Gardens' schedule for this fall and holiday season.
Emergency management & community preparedness conference presented by Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:55 pm
Learn what is needed to be prepared in an emergency at "Cultures of Preparedness: Strengthening Partnerships to Build a Stronger Community," from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on the Niagara University campus.
Niagara SPCA: 15,000 animals saved since becoming no-kill in 2012
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:35 pm
Niagara SPCA announced a major milestone: More than 15,000 animals have been saved since the organization became no-kill in 2012.
Hyde Park Inclusionary Playground opens
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls officials on Tuesday opened the Hyde Park Inclusionary Playground. The new play space was designed for children of all mobility and behavioral abilities. It gained community support via the Niagara Falls Community Development Department's participatory budgeting process.
Buffalo waterfront: ECHDC board approves designs for Heritage Point & Buffalo Heritage Carousel
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:30 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) board of directors met earlier this week and approved several items designed to advance projects on Buffalo's waterfront.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to hold memorial service in honor of National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:30 am
October is National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, and the Center for Women of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold a special memorial service to provide comfort and support to families coping with the loss of a baby. The service will take place oat 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 500 Riverdale Ave., Lewiston.
Artpark arts forum for WNY artists & design community set for Oct. 24
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:25 am
The latest public forum session as part of Artpark & Company's master plan process will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Martin House Education Center located at 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo.
FeedMore WNY welcomes those affected by United Auto Workers strike to participate in additional mobile food pantry distributions
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:25 am
As the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors continues, FeedMore WNY encourages affected individuals and families experiencing food insecurity or financial hardship to participate in its two upcoming mobile food pantry distributions in Lockport and Tonawanda.
National Grid prepared for storm activity across upstate New York
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:10 am
In preparation for heavy rain and high winds across portions of upstate New York, National Grid has line, service and tree workers ready to respond if the weather impacts electricity service.
It Happened to Alexa Foundation closing
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:10 am
The It Happened to Alexa Foundation announced this week it would discontinue its wide-ranging support services to victims of sexual violence effective immediately. The sudden announcement was conveyed in an email sent Oct. 14 by Kate Fowler, executive director, on behalf of the It Happen to Alexa board of directors.
NYS Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers about Medicare open enrollment
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 01:00 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers that this year's Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Medicare health and prescription drug plans can make changes each year to costs, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks.
Special Olympics New York to hold 'Polar Plunge' on Dec. 7
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 10:10 am
Fundraising is underway for those who plan to "take the plunge" into the frigid waters of Lake Erie and raise funds to benefit the Special Olympics New York athletes in Western New York. The "Polar Plunge" event will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, at Woodlawn Beach in Hamburg. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the plunge taking place at 2 p.m.
Empower to honor 5 at annual luncheon
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 10:05 am
Empower, a not-for-profit organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will hold its fourth annual "Living the Values" Awards Luncheon at noon on Friday, Oct. 25, at Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave. Tickets are $35, and may be reserved at 716-297-0798, ext. 120, or [email protected]
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announces retirement
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 09:45 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour on Tuesday announced he will retire Dec 30.
The Walk for Apraxia: Community supports children working hard to find their voices
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 05:50 pm
The 2019 Western New York Walk for Apraxia event will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park to benefit children with apraxia of speech. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m.
HAL awards scholarship on Indigenous Peoples' Day
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 02:10 pm
At the foot of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument, the Historical Association of Lewiston awarded a $500 scholarship to Devin Napoleon on Monday - Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Brophy officially installed as Hilbert College's fourth president
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 09:10 am
Michael S. Brophy, Ph.D., was formally installed Friday afternoon as the fourth president of Hilbert College.
October is Car Care Month at AAA
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 09:10 am
October is Car Care Month at AAA Western and Central New York.
Niagara County Legislature to vote on school bus cameras
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 09:10 am
Republican members of the Niagara County Legislature have brought forth a resolution calling for the county to equip school buses with photo violation monitoring systems in an effort to protect students and catch those who unlawfully pass stopped school buses.
VIDEO: 10th anniversary of Freedom Crossing Monument in Lewiston
Sun, Oct 13th 2019 10:05 pm
A special celebration took place Sunday afternoon on the Village of Lewiston waterfront. The Freedom Crossing Monument's 10th anniversary was celebrated with speeches, historical reenactments, choral performances, a documentary screening and reception.
Diamonds in the Ruff animal rescue hosts fundraiser
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 10:40 am
Diamonds in the Ruff, a local nonprofit animal rescue, will hold its annual "Fall Fling" chowder sale and basket raffle from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. The event will be held at the Shawnee Fire Hall, 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
Local law enforcement receives funding
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 10:35 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced the Niagara County Law Enforcement Foundation awarded grant funding to local police agencies.
Above and Beyond: Grand Island schoolchildren undergo fire safety training
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Fire Co.'s Nick Egloff talks to elementary school students about the safety gear firefighters like he and Grace Giambra wear on the job. The students were visiting the firehall from Sidway Elementary School as part of fire safety week education.
Rotary Club of Grand Island's high school Interact Club to be heavily involved in Supervisor Candidates' Night
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island's first Town Supervisor Candidates' Night, with assistance from the Grand Island High School Interact Club and supported by the Island Dispatch, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Viking Theater inside the high school at 1100 Ransom Road.
Grand Island Town Board: Rancorous debate precedes selection of auditing firm
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
A Grand Island Town Board debate over selection of the financial auditing services for the town sparked a rancorous debate and charges from a town employee of bullying and harassment by a councilman.
Village of Lewiston: Lewiston Council on the Arts submits 2020 schedule to trustees
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
At Monday's board meeting, Village of Lewiston trustees approved many items of next summer's Lewiston Council on the Arts schedule, but chose to table a resolution asking to host the "Summer of '69" event in Hennepin Park over possible alcohol sales.
Porter board to discuss budget at Oct. 18 hearing
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Porter will review its tentative 2020 budget in a presentation, open to the public, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Town Hall.
Left of Center: Lewiston Event Center now serving lunch
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
With The Silo and Water Street Landing closed for winter, and other eateries looking to scale back as the days grow shorter and the temperature decreases, the Lewiston Event Center is expanding its culinary offerings. The family-fun center recently began serving lunch.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:10 pm
Last week, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul marked the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
AG James awards $800,000 to Buffalo for creation & preservation of affordable housing
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:05 pm
Attorney General Letitia James announced the City of Buffalo received a grant of $800,000 in the second round of the "Community Land Trusts Capacity Building Initiative," which acquires and renovates distressed properties, as well as provide training and technical assistance to homeowners, and create permanent affordable housing for the benefit of low- and middle-income families.
NYSEG, AAA join forces to remind drivers about dangers of distracted driving
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:05 pm
NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., and AAA New York State, an advocate for traffic safety and security, recently announced they are working together to remind passenger and commercial drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
HUD awards $3.5 million to Homeless Alliance of Western New York to help end youth homelessness
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is awarding $75 million to end youth homelessness in 23 local communities, including eight rural areas, across the country. HUD's youth homelessness demonstration program (YHDP) will help these communities to build local systems and will support a wide range of housing programs, including rapid rehousing, permanent supportive housing, transitional housing, and host homes.
HUD awards record $22.1 million to New York to protect families from lead and other home health hazards
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies, a record investment to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. In addition, HUD is awarding more than $5 million to identify and address home health and safety hazards in six tribal communities.
As N-W principal resigns, district looks ahead
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School will continue to be administered by Jeffrey White for the rest of the school year following the resignation of Michael Mann, now former principal of the over 1,200 students who attend the school.
TNBPA expands holiday food drive efforts making $2,000 for local charities in need
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
The Town of Niagara Business and Professionals Association is proud to announce that the organization will donate $500 to each of the four charities that received food donations collected at previous years parades. These charities include Community Missions, St. Vincent DePaul, Niagara Presbyterian Church and Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.
 

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