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Allstate, Allstate agencies seek to bring hundreds of jobs to New York by year-end
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:00 pm
Allstate Insurance Co. has announced a boost to its sales force in New York to keep pace with growing consumer demand for insurance and financial products and services in the state.
Buffalo Sabres announce ticket prices, on-sale dates for 2017-18
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced single-game tickets for the 2017-18 regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The Sabres also announced tickets for the team's preseason home games will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Call to artists & makers: LiveNF 'Makers Market' debuting
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
LiveNF will host its first "Makers Market" in Third Street storefronts (400 block) on Saturday, Dec. 9. This event partners with the Power City Eatery "Santa's Workshop" on that same day (444 Third St.).
William Mattar donations to schools exceeds 1 million pencils
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:00 pm
School supply shortages are found in many inner city and suburban schools. To combat need locally, upstate New York attorney William Mattar sponsors an annual "Pencils 4 Schools" campaign, which provides pencils to students in need.
Gavriluke to join Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center staff
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:40 am
Anna Gavriluke, M.D., an experienced physician and research scientist, will join the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Oct. 1.
Food Bank of WNY earns maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
The Food Bank of WNY's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third consecutive time the Food Bank of WNY has earned this top distinction.
ESD awards Center for Advanced Technology designation to UB
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
Empire State Development has announced its Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) has awarded a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) designation to the University at Buffalo. The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data & Health Sciences (UB CAT) will focus on big data and medicine, with an emphasis on drug development, medical devices and diagnostics.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County kicks off 100th anniversary celebration as part of Day of Caring event
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
More than 3,600 volunteers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County at KeyBank Center prior to spending the day volunteering as part of the organization's annual "Day of Caring" volunteer event. To celebrate reaching the century milestone there was a ceremonial cake cutting and remarks by UWBEC President and CEO Michael Weiner.
Total solar eclipse will be a first for many in the US, including a UB expert traveling to see it
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:30 am
"People will be able to see stars as if it were nighttime," says mathematician Gino Biondini.
UB dental school ranked among top 10 in nation, No. 11 worldwide
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine was ranked No. 10 among dental schools in the U.S. and No. 11 among dental schools worldwide in the 2017 global rankings of the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Niagara Falls Water Board offers additional comments on second overflow; DEC investigating
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:25 am
The Niagara Falls Water Board on Wednesday offered additional commentary regarding an overflow that occurred on Aug. 15, following a heavy rain event in Niagara County. This volume overflow situation was formally reported via the SPDES permit and NY Alert System Tuesday afternoon.
PHOTOS: Lynyrd Skynyrd at Artpark
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:00 am
Southern rock royalty took the stage this week at Artpark, as Lynyrd Skynyrd headlined "Tuesdays in the Park." The band cranked out a slew of hits over its 90-minute set.
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson at Artpark on Aug. 22
Wed, Aug 16th 2017 07:00 am
Ian Anderson will perform a multimedia rock concert, Jethro Tull, at Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series in Lewiston. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at 450 S. Fourth Street. Gates open at 4:45 p.m.
DEC statement on potential discharge from Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 10:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released the following statement Tuesday night:
Princeton Review: Niagara University ranks among 'Best in Northeast'
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:05 pm
Niagara University remains one of the best schools in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.
LCA call for actress
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 03:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is looking for a volunteer actress to join the cast of the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks. The productions takes place every Saturday night in September and October.
Calling all Peach Queens
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:40 pm
The Niagara County Peach Queen committee is looking for former Peach Queens. Organizers are creating a database to keep in contact with the 59 former Peach Queens.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to host 17th annual Native American Music Awards
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
The stars will shine when Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts the 17th annual Native American Music Awards at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.
'Discovery Gala' grows into bigger tent party along Lockport's Erie Canal
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
Tickets are still available for "Treasures Under the Tent," the re-imagined and expanded summer fundraiser to benefit the Niagara History Center. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. this Saturday.
Symposium on Buffalo-Niagara Region immigration and resettlement
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
On Sept. 8-9, The New York Folklore Society, a statewide nonprofit arts organization supporting folklife and traditional arts, and the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, will host a roundtable discussion and symposium to explore challenges in the intersection of immigration, resettlement and cultural traditions in Western New York.
Safe boating with your pet during the 'dog days' of August
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:30 pm
Time on the water can be an enjoyable summer activity, but when it comes to ensuring a safe family outing, don't forget your furry companions.
Artpark announces new musical development project: 'Elephant in the Room'
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company has announced a new musical development project, "Elephant in the Room," which tells the story of the ecological and societal crises endangering Africa's elephant population and how it reflects back to those here in the U.S. This epic journey will be presented as a free staged reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, in the Artpark Gallery, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Submarine Squadron 20 changes command
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:35 pm
Submarine Squadron 20 held a change-of-command ceremony at the chapel aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on Friday. Capt. Bob Wirth relieved Thomas R. Buchanan as the Submarine Squadron 20 commodore.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. meets, approves Canalside wayfinding & interpretive signage project design
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and approved the design for new wayfinding signage at and around Canalside to help visitors navigate their way around the expanding waterfront destination. Canalside is a complex site with numerous and diverse events and programmed activities. It can be accessed by car, walking, biking, boating, etc.
Ortt delivers $30,000 for victims of domestic violence
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:50 am
As part of this year's state budget, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt secured a total of $30,000 to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Niagara County.
Niagara Falls Water Board hires global engineering firm AECOM to review recent black water discharge
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls Water Board on Monday announced it has retained the services of global engineering firm AECOM and Senior Project Manager Dr. John Goeddertz to review and analyze various details surrounding the July 29 black water discharge incident involving the lower Niagara River.
Rotary, Lewiston Tops raise funds for Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:25 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-On-The-Lake Rotary Club once again participated in the Lewiston Art Festival. The organization has been serving hot dogs at the event for more than 40 years. This tradition was started by Al DiMino, one of founders of the Tops supermarket chain.
Celebrate insect life at BugFest
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:15 am
The volunteers of Bond Lake Park will hold their annual BugFest on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Bond Lake Park. Everyone is invited to join in from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bond Lake Nature Center on Lower Mountain Road in the Town of Lewiston.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshops
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County. The workshop series is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Rotary holding 'quazyiest' race ever
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Buffalo is holding its third annual "Duck Derby" on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Canalside. Feathered festivities commence at 11:30 a.m.; race time is 2 p.m.
Pampering event, open house at People Inc. Marigold Senior Living in Grand Island
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
People Inc. Marigold Senior Living will host a pampering and treats open house event from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at 3026 Grand Island Blvd. A health presentation will be made, compliments of Grand Island Chiropractic, and includes a five-minute chair massages, spinal screenings and Graston Technique information. Additionally, products will be available for sale.
Lewiston Art Festival goes on Saturday, despite heavy rains; Sunday sizzles with drier weather
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 06:00 pm
Though local TV meteorologists called for a dry Saturday post-noon, it rained on the Lewiston Art Festival throughout the late afternoon and early evening. ... A lot.
Nicole C. Mullen headlining Niagara Falls conference
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:30 am
On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9, Dove-award winning singer, songwriter and speaker Nicole C. Mullen will be the keynote presenter at a nondenominational, multicultural event in Niagara Falls.
History of Niagara County Fair at History Center's August Family Night
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:25 am
Learn about the history of the Niagara County Fair at the History Center's August Family Night. It will be held from 5:30-730 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the museum's Lockport site, 215 Niagara St.
Niagara Falls Water Board issues informational response to NYSDEC
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:20 am
Organization confirms that contents of sedimentation basin 5 from dewatering activities will not be discharged to the chlorine contact basin until further notice and upon functionality review and extensive evaluation of facts
UB assistant professor receives $1 million to study heart failure after a heart attack
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:00 am
A University at Buffalo researcher studying a protein involved in heart failure has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Lake Ontario flooding update meeting in Porter
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 09:00 am
The Town of Porter will hold a follow-up meeting for lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario property owners and related interests who have been affected by the flooding/erosion conditions of this past spring. The session will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Porter Town Hall, 3265 Creek Road.
Plaza: Minor modifications set to be presented to Planning Board
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 09:00 am
Less than three weeks removed from receiving a revised residential redevelopment submission for 765 Fairchild Place, the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission expects to hear from Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino about modifications to his Center Street plaza plan.
More than 100 attend first meeting on town comprehensive plan
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders met Wednesday to lay the foundation for their town's zoning laws and long-term development.
GIFC marine operations bolstered by acquisition of new boat
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that the Grand Island Fire Co. recently took delivery of a 2017 INMAR 20.2-foot rigid hull inflatable boat, powered by a Honda 135 horsepower outboard motor.
 

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