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Village of Lewiston mayoral candidate Bruce Sutherland wins GOP endorsement
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 09:05 pm
Village of Lewiston Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland won the Republican Party caucus on Tuesday and will serve as the GOP's candidate for mayor in the June 19 election. He bested former Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch.
UB receives $1.1 million to improve study of Zika, dengue, HIV, hepatitis & other viruses in Jamaica
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 05:00 pm
The University at Buffalo has received a $1.1 million award from the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center to lead the training of 15 scientists from Jamaica and the Caribbean in viral infection research.
Buffalo Sabres sign Victor Olofsson
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team signed forward Victor Olofsson to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Carnegie Art Center presents 'Jazz at the CAC' with Carina & The Six String Preacher
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 01:30 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will welcome back a band self-described as "A spicy blend of crime jazz, surf, tango and pop, with a touch of blood and a dash of cinnamon": Carina and the Six String Preacher. The modern-day "jazz noir" act will perform from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the CAC, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $10.
Senior scam alert: Hang up on cold callers exploiting new Medicare cards to steal identity
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 01:30 pm
Just hang up. That's the advice a New York anti-fraud alliance urges for seniors who receive cold calls from scammers trying to steal their identities by exploiting new Medicare cards.
Erie County Department of Public Works announces 'DPW Day' at Ellicott Creek Park
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 01:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works has announced "DPW Day" at Ellicott Creek Park, a free, family event that will give children an up-close look at a wide variety of more than 30 DPW trucks and other vehicles, including fire trucks and emergency service vehicles. "DPW Day" will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Ellicott Creek Park and will also include family-friendly activities, safety demonstrations and food trucks.
Work taking place at Lockport C.A.R.E.S. homeless shelter
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 01:30 pm
Lockport C.A.R.E.S. volunteers are pictured mixing concrete just outside the site that will be used as part of the ongoing laundry area upgrades. From left are Gary Arcadi and Toby and Scott Mansfield.
Social Services, Child Advocacy Center enlist community's help in preventing infant deaths
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 01:20 pm
Ten babies perished in unsafe sleep conditions in Niagara County during the past five years - three of them in 2017 alone. Most were sleeping on an unsafe surface such as an adult bed, sofa or chair, and most were sleeping with at least one other person. All were under 6 months of age; eight were less than 3 months old.
Lewiston Spring Fling celebration scheduled for May 6
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 07:00 am
The 23rd annual Lewiston Family Spring Fling will be a way to celebrate winter's end (we hope), and a time to renew old friendships - and make new ones. The rain-or-shine event will run from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, outside the Red Brick Municipal Building on North Fourth Street. It is sponsored by the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department.
Smelt Festival returns to waterfront with favorite fish, live music by 90 West
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 07:00 am
Festival season in the Village of Lewiston kicks off with the annual Smelt Festival, to be held Friday, May 4, on the Lewiston waterfront. The event is centered on one of the region's most natural resource - smelt - which is netted in the Niagara River.
OUN golf fundraiser this weekend
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual golf raffle will take place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St.
Martha Stewart joins Food Network as newest 'Chopped' judge
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 04:35 pm
Emmy Award-winning television personality, acclaimed cookbook author and trusted lifestyle expert Martha Stewart joins Food Network as a recurring guest judge on "Chopped," beginning Tuesday, June 5 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Maid of the Mist prepares for 133rd consecutive season
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 04:00 pm
Now that the ice run has cleared the lower Niagara River, final preparations are being made to launch the Maid of the Mist's 2018 season, the 133rd consecutive run for one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions.
ECHDC board approves Outer Harbor projects
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Monday announced plans to move forward on four projects on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The area, via these projects, will see significant investment, starting this May, and going forward for the next few years.
Five Star Urgent Care offers healthy living tips for Every Kid Healthy Week, April 23-27
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
To celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week, Five Star Urgent Care has compiled a list of easy-to-adopt tips and habits for parents and guardians to help guide their children in living a healthy, active life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated the last week of April as Every Kid Healthy Week about six years ago as a time to raise awareness of the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning in their children.
KeyBank Summer Solstice Celebration returns to Artpark on June 16
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
Artpark & Company celebrates the beginning of summer by transforming the park grounds and the amphitheater into the "KeyBank Summer Solstice Celebration."
Earth Day 2018: Scouts contribute to cleanup success
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:15 pm
The Tuscarora Heroes Garden Mob was out in force last Saturday for the annual spring cleanup. More than 30 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help get the pocket park ready for the new season.
UB: Study highlights need for strength training in older women to ward off effects of aging
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:50 pm
Regular physical activity may help older women increase their mobility, but muscle strength and endurance are likely to succumb to the effects of frailty if they haven't also been doing resistance training.
Study: IBS patients obtain robust, enduring relief from home-based treatment program - and physicians agree
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:50 pm
In the largest federally funded non-drug clinical trial for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), patients with the most severe and persistent symptoms achieved robust and sustained relief by learning to control symptoms with minimal clinician contact. Led by University at Buffalo researchers in collaboration with colleagues at New York University and Northwestern University, the study was published online before print in Gastroenterology.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes volunteers for contributing more than 40,000 hours of service
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:35 pm
More than 160 volunteers from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center were honored at the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Friday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Niagara University students, alumni presenting 'CAPbaret' in memory of Nick Albano
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:25 pm
Those at Niagara University who knew Nicholas Albano would tell you that he wasn't merely a fan of superheroes - he was a superhero. His powers: love, compassion and kindness.
Higgins attends ceremony honoring Gwen & Henry Colon
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins participated in a tribute to a married couple whose members both served in the U.S. Navy. Gwen Colon (pronounced: Cologne) was presented with military service medals she and her late-husband, Henry, earned during a combined 35 years of military service.
Higgins presents 100-year-old WWII vet Joseph Lombardo with military service medals, high school diploma
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:10 pm
World War II veteran Joseph Lombardo recently turned 100 years old. Congressman Brian Higgins joined friends and family to celebrate Lombardo's birthday, and to present him with military service medals 72 years overdue.
Another spike for gas prices: Consumers start to feel some pain at the pump
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 11:40 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.76, which is up 5 cents compared to one week ago. One year ago, the price was $2.42. The New York state average is $2.89, which is up 7 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.54.
13th annual Colvin Cleaners Gowns For Prom' distributes record number of gowns, jewelry
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 06:30 pm
The 13th annual Colvin Cleaners 'Gowns For Prom' program, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation and presented by WKSE "KISS" 98.5-AM and host Janet Snyder, distributed a record 877 gowns and nearly 1,000 pieces of hand-made jewelry to high school students from throughout Western New York during distribution over three days last week at Shea's Performing Arts Center.
From eyesore to eye-catcher: Holiday Inn Express to open in May in former Dunlop site
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
Developer Jayesh R. Patel is on the threshold of turning the long-vacant Dunlop building into a vibrant, new hotel on the north end of Grand Island.
Grand Island Town Board: Work begins on West River Connector Trail
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
As work on converting the West River Parkway into the West River Connector Trail began April 16, residents long opposed to the parkway closure went to Town Hall for one last-ditch effort to keep it open.
Lake Ontario: Property owners updated on funding
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
"We're working hard for the release of these funds."
Encore for Evie raises over $2K
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 06:55 am
Audience members at an encore presentation of the St. Stephen's Parish Players production of "The Lion King Jr." were bidding on front row seats to see a show dedicated to a 6-year-old actress in the show.
PHOTOS: Chamber Gala, back at Niagara Falls Country Club, bigger than ever
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 11:35 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala returned to the Niagara Falls Country Club on Thursday, and the brand-new ballroom was jampacked. Business leaders, elected officials, residents, guests and friends arrived to show their support for the local commerce, tourism and events agency.
United Way: Buffalo Bills Nathan Peterman & Dion Dawkins visit Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 10:40 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara, in partnership with General Motors Components Holdings of Lockport, welcomed Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman and offensive tackle Dion Dawkins to the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara Falls on Friday.
Chamber of Commerce hosts ribbon-cutting for Wilson House
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 10:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday for the newly opened Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, located at 300 Lake St.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy kicks off 'Olmsted-ucation Week'
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system, celebrated renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted's legacy, marking 150 years since he first visited Buffalo and forever changed the landscape of the community.
Earth Day celebration at Buffalo Museum of Science includes rain barrels, student artwork
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz will join representatives from the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Buffalo Zoo, the Environmental Management Council and the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning at noon Sunday to celebrate Earth Day with the "Pollution Prevention through Art, Rain Barrel and Environmental Management Council Awards" in the museum's auditorium.
Earth Day 2018: DEC, OGS announce state agencies save $28 million with sustainable practices
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of General Services announced green policies at state agencies have saved New York taxpayers nearly $28 million in the first six years of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's administration, while substantially reducing paper use and waste.
Niagara County: Appreciation for Hospice Volunteers during Volunteer Week
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
National Volunteer Week was April 15-21, providing the perfect opportunity for organizations across the country to honor volunteers for their selfless contributions, and recognize the irreplaceable impact of their time and energy all year round.
Jacobs delivers $1 million to expand People Inc. health care delivery
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured a major investment of $1 million in state funding to support People Inc.'s efforts to build a brand new Elmwood Health Center.
Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to Grand Island's BLC
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:30 pm
It seems to be taking forever for the area's boating season to come around this year, with early March-type winter weather now extending well into April.
Village of Lewiston budget approved; tax rate flat
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:25 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees approved the 2018-19 budget on Monday.
Wheatfield: Town Board hears opinions on Vantage Point bike race series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
Back in early March, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board brought in Jon Rosen of USA Cycling for a work session about a proposed series of bicycle races at the business park of Vantage International Point off of Lockport Road.
 

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