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HVAC students get detailed look at KeyBank Center
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 03:20 pm
The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) students recently had an up-close look at the rink at KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo. Teacher Vincent Piaskowski and his junior and senior classes were the guests of head engineer Bruce Johnson.
NYSEG and RG&E conducting safety inspections of natural gas meters
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 03:20 pm
NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., will be in your neighborhood over the next several months conducting a safety inspection of your natural gas meter and service to ensure the safe delivery of natural gas to your home or business. The inspections are mandatory.
Niagara County Department of Health awarded CDC recognition
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 03:15 pm
On Feb. 6, the Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division was lauded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Niagara Ministerial Council president to speak at Memorial's 12th annual Black History Celebration
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 02:15 pm
The Rev. Raymond Allen, pastor of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church and the president of the Niagara Ministerial Council, will be the keynote speaker Friday, Feb. 22, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's 12th Annual Black History Celebration.
Long Island coworkers claim record $437 Million Mega Millions Jackpot
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 02:15 pm
A group of Long Island area co-workers have claimed the $437 million jackpot for the Jan. 1 Mega Millions drawing, the largest jackpot in New York Lottery history.
Taste of Buffalo announces 2019 scholarships available for foodservice & hospitality students
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 02:15 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors aspiring to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year's program will award five recipients with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward their college educations.
'Coffee with Chris' on March 2
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 02:10 pm
Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio has scheduled his next "Coffee with Chris" event for 9 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Knack's Parkview Cafe, 2110 Hyde Park Blvd.
Niagara University student efforts lead to successful Point-In-Time count for Niagara County
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 02:10 pm
On Jan. 23, 13 Niagara University social work students participated in the national Point-In-Time count of people experiencing homelessness. Due in large part to their efforts, this year's local PIT was one of the most successful in identifying unsheltered individuals in recent years.
Kingdom Bound: Hundreds of teens attend inaugural Awaken Youth Conference in Buffalo
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 02:05 pm
Hundreds of teens from across New York, Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario gathered this past weekend in downtown Buffalo at the Buffalo Grand Hotel for the inaugural Awaken Youth Conference.
Tips for hiring a trustworthy tax preparer
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 12:30 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has provided a checklist to help taxpayers choose a qualified, honest and timely tax professional.
Niagara County offers free, evidence-based health workshops
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 12:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free workshops throughout Niagara County for individuals with any ongoing health condition (for example: arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain or high blood pressure.
Castellani Art Museum recruiting docent trainees for spring
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:40 am
Do you love art? Are you a lifelong learner? Do you enjoy connecting with people of all ages? The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming docents - volunteer tour guides - for the venue.
Erie County: Kearns extends expansion of auto bureau hours downtown
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:35 am
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns on Friday announced that, due to the recent blizzard that canceled the first day of extending the downtown auto bureau by an additional hour, change would now begin Thursday, Feb. 28.
'North Tonawanda School District Student Spotlight Exhibition' at Carnegie Art Center
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:35 am
The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will host the 2019 "North Tonawanda School District Student Spotlight Exhibition" from Feb. 23 through March 22, with an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. The venue will also host a family night beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. That night, art teachers from the North Tonawanda public schools will show attendees how to create art.
SAFE Act seven-round capacity limit nonenforcement zone now at 100 percent in WNY
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:35 am
Joining his colleagues in Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Wyoming, Allegany, Steuben, Ontario, Livingston, Monroe, Yates, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Seneca, Chemung, Orleans and Schuyler counties, Wayne County District Attorney Michael Calarco stated he will not prosecute any violation of the SAFE Act seven-round capacity limit.
United Way of Greater Niagara announces 2018 campaign results and upcoming plans
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:10 am
United Way of Greater Niagara (UWGN) has announced its 2018 campaign results, as well as plans for its 2019 campaign. The campaign recently wrapped up its fundraising efforts for 2018, achieving a little over 96 percent of its target goal. The $1 million-plus raised will allow the organization to continue substantially supporting its dozens of member agencies throughout Niagara County.
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest underway
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 11:00 am
As part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, vote for the restaurant serving your favorite fish fry. The eatery with the most votes will receive a feature article with photos in the Tribune, Dispatch and Sentinel, plus additional photos and a video posted at www.wnypapers.com.
Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday adds donation locations
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:05 am
The annual Rotary Club of Grand Island's Undie Sunday has added three additional donation locations.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion receives $5K donation
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick stopped by the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 on Tuesday, Feb. 12, to present a check for $5,000 to the VFW, American Legion and the DeGlopper Memorial Park Expansion Committee. These funds are from the 2018 Erie County budget and will go towards the expansion expenses.
Riverside-Salem: Suicide prevention program set
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
Dr. Celia Spacone will present a suicide prevention program from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.
Lewiston Town Board hears of LPD active shooter drills
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
All is quiet at Lewiston Town Hall, with select town officials scheduled to visit the annual Association of Towns meetings in NYC next week.
Hibbard announces for Porter town clerk
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
Kara M. Hibbard, acting town clerk for the Town of Porter, has announced her candidacy for the position of Porter town clerk. She was appointed town clerk by the Porter Town Board in September 2018, following the retirement of Barbara DuBell. Hibbard is running for a four-year term.
Olcott Lions to celebrate 50 years of 'Swim For Sight'
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The event? Well, it's the 50th anniversary of the Olcott Lions Club's legendary "Swim For Sight," of course.
Price Rite Marketplace, University at Buffalo donate 36 sacks of food from 'Sack Hunger' campaign
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 05:20 pm
Representatives from Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football team donated 36 "sacks" of food to New Beginnings Food Pantry on Feb. 13 at Price Rite Marketplace of Amherst. The donation was a result of the football team's 36 sacks this season and included canned goods, fresh produce, rice, pasta and water.
Collins announces application period for SAFER grant program
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 05:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins announced the application period for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. Administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the SAFER grant program is designed to help local fire departments and emergency management service providers to increase or maintain the number of trained, "frontline" firefighters available in their communities.
Local VFW, Lockport homeless shelter working together for veterans
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 05:15 pm
Each year, the incoming state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects a theme for the state commanders special project. During the 2017-18 period, then-Cmdr. Michael Burke's theme was homeless veterans. Each of the eight districts in the state of New York were asked to submit the names of organizations that assisted homeless veterans in their respective areas.
Public invited to tour WNY's maple syrup industry
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 05:15 pm
On March 16, the Erie County Agricultural Society will conduct a "Maple Extravaganza Tour" providing a behind-the-scenes look at Western New York's vibrant maple syrup industry. The four-hour tour, open to all ages, costs $20 per person and includes bus transportation to two local maple farms, a homecooked pancake breakfast, guided tours of two sugar bushes, and a maple cream "make & take" activity.
Niagara County officially declared a 'Purple Heart County'
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 05:15 pm
The Niagara County Legislature has designated Niagara County as a "Purple Heart County," through a resolution that recognizes and honors those who have received the Purple Heart Medal as a result of being wounded or killed in combat.
Chamber Gala award-winners announced
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the community at the annual Chamber Gala awards dinner, to be held at Niagara Falls Country Club on Thursday, May 9. The chamber board of directors will present awards for Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year honorees in the Lewiston, Youngstown, Ransomville and Sanborn communities.
Pappas announces ribbon-cutting for consumer debt defense legal clinic
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:20 pm
The Western New York Law Center is expanding its Niagara County consumer debt defense legal clinic to include sessions held in North Tonawanda. 
Higgins, Larson, Courtney & Welch Introduce Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:20 pm
In a news conference on Capitol Hill, Congress members Brian Higgins (NY-26), John Larson (CT-01), Joe Courtney (CT-02) and Peter Welch (VT-AL) announced plans to introduce the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act. The legislation will expand access to Medicare to allow those aged 50-64 to buy into the program, providing millions more Americans who are more likely to have pre-existing conditions and face premium increases as they near retirement with an option for affordable health care.
Northgate features employee artist at show
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:20 pm
Justin Trainor, an artist and physical therapy assistant at The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility, will be the featured artist at an art show titled Enter the Artist, running from Feb. 25 through March 11 at the facility.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet for presentations of submitted project applications
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:15 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda includes presentations by applicants who are seeking Greenway project funding in the current round of requests.
Chamber to host winter business blender at Cask & Cow
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:10 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold its next business blender at Cask + Cow, 840 Center St., Lewiston. The winter networking event will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21. It gives businesses and community leaders a chance to converse and make connections in a casual setting.
AAA Four Diamond Restaurant winners announced
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:10 pm
AAA Western and Central New York announced its Four Diamond restaurant winners. Three restaurants in the Western and Central New York region were awarded the prestigious distinction of Four Diamond status.
Elderwood honors Morgan for Service Excellence
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 03:55 pm
Niagara Falls resident Donna Morgan, activities director at Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield, was one of four staff members recognized as an Elderwood 2018 Service Excellence Award winner.
Town of Wheatfield Town Board discusses possible Witmer Road subdivision
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 03:35 pm
Monday, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for its first meeting of February. The board discussed a proposed major subdivision along town-owned property on Witmer Road.
Wegmans celebrates 20 years in Niagara Falls
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 03:30 pm
Thursday, as many celebrated Valentines Day or prepared a special evening for their significant other, Wegmans celebrated its 20th anniversary at its location at 1577 Military Road.
NYPA teams with area first responders to practice ice rescues at Niagara Project's Lewiston Reservoir
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 12:25 pm
Passersby near the boat ramp at the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant's Lewiston Reservoir on Feb. 5 would have witnessed an unusual sight: people in the freezing water amidst four to six inches of floating ice simulating the rescuing of individuals who've fallen into the water after stepping out on unstable ice on the reservoir.
Memorial to open center for treatment of Hepatitis C
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 12:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced board-certified infectious disease specialist Dr. Rajinder Bajwa will provide specialized care for hepatitis C infected patients at the Niagara Wellness Connection Center.
 

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