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UB Dental to offer week of free services to veterans in Mayville
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:15 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will provide one week of free dental care to veterans in the Southern Tier through the Dentistry Smiles on Veterans program.
The Walt Disney Company & KTRK-TV Houston commit to $1 million for Hurricane Harvey relief
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:15 pm
The Walt Disney Company and its owned ABC television station, KTRK in Houston, on Tuesday jointly announced a $1 million cash commitment to the American Red Cross in support of recovery efforts for communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Fantasy Island to host open auditions for 'Halloween Horror'
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:10 pm
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, Fantasy Island will host open auditions for "Scare Actors" who will frighten and entertain guests during "Halloween Horror," the park's new "family-by-day, fright-by-night" event.
UB pharmacy professor awarded $1.5 million to silence chatter among cancer cells
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:50 pm
With the support of a new, $1.58 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University at Buffalo researchers aim to develop a targeted treatment to prevent communication between cancer cells.
Hurricane Harvey drives up gas prices nationwide, local market spared for now
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:10 pm
As Hurricane Harvey blasted Texas, gas prices shot up across the country. At $2.37, today's national gas price average is 4 cents more expensive on the week and one of the largest one-week national gas prices surge seen this summer. Gas prices have not changed locally in the past week.
BBB offers tips to those donating to hurricane victims
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:05 pm
Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people who want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who need it most.
SBA administrator addresses federal regulatory reform
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:05 pm
Administrator Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is encouraging small businesses to comment on the federal register notice posted earlier this month. The notice is in response to President Donald Trump's executive order 13777, which aims to ease the burdens placed on America's small businesses.
Philanthropic retailer BoxLunch to open at Walden Galleria
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
BoxLunch, a pop culture gift store with a cause, announced it will open its newest New York location, in Cheektowaga, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Walden Galleria.
Sunday 'Jazz at the CAC'
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host six weeks of jazz concerts beginning Sept. 14. "Jazz at the Carnegie" will include performances by The Bobby Militello Quartet, Sharon Bailey, Jon Lehning, Mark Filsinger, Carina & the Six String Preacher, and the Fredtown Stompers.
Virginia signs on for Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
Another state has signed up to bring Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training program to its law enforcement officials and emergency personnel. This time, it's Virginia.
Veterans Appreciation Day in Falls sponsored by Hands Healing Heroes
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:05 pm
Hands Healing Heroes will host its fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Day from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 16, at the John A. Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:05 pm
The Niagara Frontier Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the annual permit lottery for the 2017 pheasant-hunting season will take place Monday, Oct. 2. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Artpark to end season with a 'Big Bang'
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 11:05 am
France's Plasticiens Volants will bring its "Big Bang" production to Lewiston on Saturday, Sept. 2. The show includes giant inflatable planets, comets and animals in a tale as old as time.
PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston
Sun, Aug 27th 2017 12:00 am
The 16th annual celebration of jazz in the Village of Lewiston - now known as the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY presented by Northwest Bank - kicked off Friday with lines of people piled up and down Center Street. Music rang out across a half-dozen stages, and crowds flocked to a plethora of local food vendors.
Celebrate Labor Day in Youngstown
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
In the lower River Region, Youngstown will be the place to be come Monday, Sept. 4, as the Village of Youngstown, along with the Porter Youngstown Ransomville Business Association, local residents and businesses, is set to stage a decades-old community favorite: Youngstown's Labor Day Parade.
Grand Island Town Board: Town settles Golden Age Center impasse
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island senior citizens went to Town Hall Monday in numbers to insist the Town Board staffing needs at the Golden Age Center.
Fighting Parkinson's in Youngstown: Annual chili cook-off benefit at First Presbyterian Church
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown First Presbyterian Church will be the site Sunday, Aug. 27, for the second annual Chili Cook-off and Basket Auction in support of the Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day.
Memorial celebrates staff, summer with food truck picnic
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center thanked its employees and volunteers for their dedication to the patients and community they serve with an employee appreciation day picnic at two locations.
Niagara Falls Memorial names Pellegrino chief nursing officer
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:20 pm
JoAnn Pellegrino, R.N., M.S., C.N.O.R., R.N.F.A., was named vice president and chief nursing officer at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band headlining fundraiser for Lew-Port students
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:30 pm
The famous Summer of '69 All-Star Band will hit the Lewiston Stone House stage Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise funds for the Lewiston-Porter High School music scholarship program. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 755 Center St.
W.O.W. to begin 30th year of Bible study on Grand Island
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:15 pm
With the 2017-18 season, Women of the Word begins its 30th year of interdenominational Christian Bible study on Grand Island, hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road.
New plans proposed for sports facility at Summit Mall
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:00 pm
Big design changes have been made to plans for the proposed sports facility at the Summit Mall.
Town of Niagara: Parks dedicated to individuals who positively impacted town
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:00 pm
Sunshine set the scene Monday night for a ceremony honoring individuals who significantly contributed to the Town of Niagara.
'Music Mania Mondays' sponsors honored
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 03:55 pm
The Town of Niagara's "Music Mania Mondays" concert series held a sponsor appreciation night this week. Sponsors of "Music Mania Mondays," including Niagara Frontier Publications Publisher and CEO Skip Mazenauer, received gifts of appreciation from Town Board members. Also recognized were coaches from the town's recreation department for their commitment to youth in the town.
Webster Street now home to local café & comic book store entrepreneurs
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 03:55 pm
North Tonawanda natives Amy and Jay Berent have brought their popular Pulp 716 Coffee and Comics store to town.
DEC: Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards due to Aug. 15 combined sewer overflow
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 01:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Friday the Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards as a result of an Aug. 15 combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharge that caused a substantial visible contrast to the natural conditions in the Niagara River. The state issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the water board earlier in the day.
Niagara Catholic announces open houses
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold open houses for prospective students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at 520 66th St.
Center Street to be partially closed off for Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 05:55 pm
Street closing dates and times for The Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY:
Higgins presents Women's Army Corps Service Medal, other recognitions to 100-year-old veteran Patricia Knibbs
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Thursday by City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, local representatives and members of the U.S. Army Buffalo Recruiting Station for a special presentation to 100-year-old World War II veteran and Niagara Falls resident Patricia Knibbs.
TCM to remember legendary comedic actor Jerry Lewis on Labor Day
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed comedian, actor and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity made him a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, with a five-film tribute. The event will take place on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, in honor of the nearly 50 years Lewis spent hosting The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, encouraging viewers to donate to the charity.
UB pharmacy school partners with University of Rochester on graduate program
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:40 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the University of Rochester have developed a new agreement to streamline admission between the Rochester post-baccalaureate pre-health program (PBPH) and UB Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Steinjan family donates classic car show proceeds to Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:20 pm
The family of the late Robert O. Steinjan Sr. recently visited The Heart Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to present a donation of $8,100 in support of the hospital's new inpatient cardiac and stroke care unit. The gift represents proceeds from the second annual Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show, held this summer at Hoover's Dairy Store in Sanborn.
Brisk Powerball ticket sales in New York leads to 3 $1,000,000 2nd-prize tickets
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:20 pm
Powerball fever was in full force throughout New York for Wednesday's $758.7 million jackpot, with $23.7 million in New York sales for the single day. While the jackpot winning ticket wasn't sold in New York, dozens of New Yorkers are now significantly richer.
Award-winning early childhood music classes coming to Niagara County
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 10:00 am
"Kids' MusicRound" is an award-winning music and movement experience for infants and young children of all abilities. Classes will meet once a week for 10 weeks at a cost of $149 for the first registered child, $89 for second sibling, and no cost for third sibling or infant with registered sibling. Families can choose classes on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.
BNFF seeks volunteers
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 09:50 am
The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, now in its 12th season, is seeking volunteers and interns for events to be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 1.
PHOTOS: Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 09:40 pm
If you like prog-rock, then you had a good time Tuesday at Artpark.
Precious Plate & Precision Process company family picnic raises $4,000 for WNY Heroes
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 07:10 pm
This summer has been unpredictable in terms of weather. However, on Aug. 13, the weather could not have been any more perfect. It was a fun-filled, successful day, too, as the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Crime in the crosshairs: Wojtaszek, police chiefs sign joint MOU at Crime Analysis Center
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 07:00 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek and a pantheon of local crime fighters were on-hand Wednesday morning to formalize an agreement to partner their agencies with the county's efforts to identify - and successfully prosecute - criminals.
Aug. 31 is deadline to report high water impact for survey
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:55 pm
Aug. 31 is the deadline for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River property owners to complete the electronic surveys on high water impact by Cornell University and New York Sea Grant. The lake and river survey forms are online at www.nyseagrant.org/waterlevel2017.
Greg's Pools & Lewiston Redemption host customer appreciation day
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:55 pm
Greg Robertson of Greg's Pools and Bill Schiavitti of Lewiston Redemption are teaming up to present customer appreciation day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Free Sahlen's hot dogs and water will be served.
 

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