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Empower offers free theater camp to kids with autism
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:40 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will offer a free theater camp to children with autism, beginning June 6. Up to 40 students who are between the ages of 7 and 15 and who have autism spectrum disorder, will be accepted.
2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees YES coming to Seneca Niagara Events Center
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:35 am
Rock icons Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman are proud to announce that, effective immediately, they will officially be known as "YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman," which is the name they will be touring under in North America during the latter half of 2017.
YouTube sensation bringing music sign language interpretation workshop to NU
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:35 am
Amber Galloway Gallego, the pink-haired YouTube sensation who brought American Sign Language music interpretation into the mainstream, will present a free workshop at 6 p.m. April 19 at Niagara University's Clet Hall Dining Commons.
Castellani Art Museum closed for Niagara University Easter recess
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:35 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public during Niagara University's holiday recess: Thursday, April 13, through Monday, April 17. The museum reopens with regular hours on Tuesday, April 18.
Kickstarter campaign successful: Artpark to reinstall 'Niagara 1979' ('The Painted Parking Lot')
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 08:10 pm
After two months of vigorous fundraising, Artpark & Company has met its $20,000 Kickstarter campaign goal. Starting May 1, staff at the Village of Lewiston performing and visual arts venue will reproduce "Niagara 1979" - late artist Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
DEC denies permits needed for Northern Access Pipeline Project
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 04:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has halted National Fuel's proposed Northern Access Pipeline Project by denying water quality permits necessary for the project's approval.
YMCA exceeds 2017 annual campaign goal
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 11:00 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara leadership, volunteers, and staff gathered late last week at the Westin Buffalo to celebrate the successful completion of the 2017 annual campaign.
Corps of Engineers to repair Black Rock Lock operating gates
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:55 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District, has issued a $200,000 contract to Clark Rigging and Rental Corp. for the repair of the lower west operating gate at the Black Rock Lock in Buffalo.
Buffalo Zoo preparing for spring break week
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:50 am
The Buffalo Zoo is gearing up for a beautiful spring break that is bound to bring crowds.
Deadline approaching in New York for SBA working capital loans due to July 2016 drought
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:50 am
The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations that May 8 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in New York as a result of the drought that began on July 12, 2016.
Common tax season myths debunked
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:50 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance has set the record straight to counter common tax season myths about how tax returns are processed and refunds issued. Some New York taxpayers subscribe to a variety of tax-related misconceptions, including ones about how to receive refunds faster.
Jacobs announces passage of state budget; Ortt calls budget 'responsible'; Morinello 'pleased' with process
Mon, Apr 10th 2017 10:30 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced the passage of the 2017-18 New York state budget, saying the $153 billion spending plan resulted in the state living within its means and prioritizing spending to ensure equity for all New Yorkers.
WNY celebrities help HART
Sun, Apr 9th 2017 02:10 pm
The Lewiston Event Center was packed to its rafters on Saturday night, as the community came out to support the annual Home Assistance Referral Team at a celebrity bartending fundraiser.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Nickel City Hardwood opens in brownstone office building
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 11:00 am
Great customer service doesn't hold hours of business, it's 24/7, said Eric Fiebelkorn, president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, Saturday during a ribbon-cutting and grand opening for the newest Island business.
Island of Hope: Island pharmaceutical company holds successful basket raffle for Relay For Life
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:00 am
Fresenius Kabi, the Grand Island pharmaceutical company that was awarded Relay For Life's Crystal Award for sponsoring the survivors' tent and the Emerald Award for fundraising efforts, raised $19,075 at its annual basket raffle, held March 31 at the German company's Staley Road plant.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Relay For Life receives $500 gift
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island continued its long support for the Grand Island Relay For Life by making a $500 donation to the Missy Stolfi, community manager for the American Cancer Society; Zonta Club of GI members Andrea Moreau, Lana Redell, and Barbara Nowakowski, all members of the Zonta Service Committee; and GI Relay For Life tri-chairs Candy Mye, Becky Sommer-Stufkosky and Lynn Dingey. Not pictured is Zonta Service Committee member Joann Hall.
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Fleckenstein & Ellie Murphy named Town of Porter Citizens of the Year
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Fleckenstein and Ellie Murphy have been chosen by Supervisor Merton Wiepert and the Town of Porter Council as the 2017 Town of Porter Citizens of the Year. This year, two recipients were chosen, because of their unwavering support and volunteer hours given to the Care-n-Share Food pantry that serves our local community.
Porter's waterfront future discussed
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 09:00 am
Porter residents learned more on "what's involved" in the particulars of planning the future for the town's waterfront areas, in an informative session Monday at Porter Town Hall.
Town of Grand Island: New art studio opens at Nike Base
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Grand Island High School Art Club, has a new art studio on the drawing board.
Poloncarz announces first phase of road projects to be completed in 2017
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on Friday announced the first phase of the Erie County Department of Public Works' Division of Highways' 2017 schedule of highway, drainage and culvert projects.
Higgins announces details for annual Congressional Art Competition
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting local high school students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. All artwork submitted from students in Higgins' district will be featured in a public gallery and available for viewing online. The winning piece will be displayed in the tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.
CEO Magazine: Niagara University's MBA program among best in world
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 05:40 pm
Niagara University's MBA programs are among the best in the world, according to rankings released this week by CEO Magazine.
Youngstown Lions annual Easter egg hunt
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:35 pm
Youngstown Lions Club President Richard Allen announces the club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Fort Niagara State Park (near the Nature Center by the swimming pool).
NU Goes Green: Niagara University club has new leadership, Earth Day plans
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:35 pm
NU Goes Green is a small club on campus that is currently planning major changes for this semester.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year awards winners announced
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:20 pm
Nine individuals and groups in seven categories will receive the Citizen of the Year Award for 2016, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday.
NIOGA Library System: 'Check Out Challenge' with hidden book scavenger hunt
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:05 pm
On Saturday, April 1, NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, kicked off its 2017 Check Out Challenge at the North Tonawanda Public Library and announced a scavenger hunt across the system's three counties. The challenge comes just ahead of National Library Week.
Sandra Lane to host murder mystery dinner
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:05 pm
Sandra Lane Senior Apartments will host a murder mystery dinner event at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, at 705 Sandra Lane, North Tonawanda.
Lions clubs to support Olmstead Center for Sight
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:05 pm
As part of the Centennial Celebration for Lions International, the Barker, Newfane and Wilson Lions are joining forces to host a Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Barker Fire hall, 1660 Quaker Road.
Niagara Wine Trail readies for tourism season with 'Taste of the Trail'
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
As spring blooms around Western New York, the Niagara Wine Trail is preparing to host "Taste of the Trail," one of its biggest events of the year.
NT police express need for dispatch changes to Common Council, citizens
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association members crowded City Hall at Tuesday's Common Council meeting to state their concerns with being a part of the Niagara County dispatch system.
Former Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield subject of lawsuit
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
More than 60 residents who live or have resided near the Nash Road Niagara Sanitation Landfill site are plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Town of Wheatfield.
Wheatfield: Plans continue for rezoning of NF Boulevard
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:00 pm
New zoning plans for Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield may soon come to fruition.
Old Fort Niagara honors volunteers, looks to recruit tour guides
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 03:20 pm
Old Fort Niagara's volunteers contributed 38,305 hours to the historic site in 2016, and 371 of them were courtesy of Jeffery Dzialak of the Town of Niagara, who was recently honored as the fort's 2016 Volunteer of the Year.
Patriots Day Weekend starts re-enactment season at Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 03:15 pm
Patriots Day Weekend launches Old Fort Niagara's re-enactment season with a salute to veterans and patriotism on April 22-23. The weekend's family-friendly, educational and interactive activities will enlighten visitors about the battles of Lexington and Concord that began April 19, 1775, and started the American Revolution.
Meet the experts: Catholic Health physicians discuss options for treating vascular disease at dinner program
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 02:50 pm
Vascular disease, involving an abnormal condition of the blood vessels outside the heart, can affect anyone. Some circulation problems, like varicose and spider veins, aren't life-threatening.
Cuomo: New York state led nation in investments to revitalize historic properties statewide
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 01:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced that, in 2016, New York led the nation in the number of completed historic property revitalization projects using rehabilitation tax credit programs.
Morinello celebrates Donate Life Month
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 01:10 pm
This week, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his Assembly colleagues in celebrating National Donate Life Month. Morinello also joined his colleagues in signing a legislative resolution on Tuesday to raise awareness of organ donation in New York state.
Spring semester 2017 classes open for University Express
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 01:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Retired & Senior Volunteer Program ("RSVP") has announced the spring University Express lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from seniors interested in taking one or more of the classes being offered.
Crucifix topic of next 'Meet Me at the CAM'
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 01:05 pm
The Castellani Art Museum will host its next "Meet Me at the CAM" event, titled "The Crucifix: Religious Image and Art Object," from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 11.
Memorial to begin parking garage renovations
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 08:15 pm
Renovations to the parking garage at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will begin Monday, April 10. The work, which will be completed in stages, is expected to last into the summer, and will include structural repairs and maintenance on five of the structure's seven levels.