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Niagara Falls Memorial promotes Sanjay Chadha to senior management post
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 01:00 pm
Sanjay Chadha, M.B.A., has been promoted to senior vice president for service line operations at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo announced the promotion.
ECHDC, Ryan announce new public art display coming to Buffalo Outer Harbor
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 01:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced Monday that ECHDC has entered into an agreement with Griffis Sculpture Park to erect a major sculpture on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. "Flat Man," a 30-foot steel sculpture, will be located on the Greenway Nature Trail near the water's edge.
'Brain Candy Live!' starring Adam Savage and Michael Stevens booked at UB
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 01:00 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents "Brain Candy Live!" starring Adam Savage and Michael Stevens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Aug. 11. A limited number of VIP tickets (premium seating and meet-and-greet) are available for $129.
Building a new 'Tradition!' at Artpark
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 12:05 pm
A month's work of training, teaching and tutoring of student actors paid off Sunday, as more than 800 people attended an Artpark Theater Academy presentation of "Fiddler on the Roof Jr."
'Jazz Brunch' raises funds for Lewiston festival
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 11:00 am
Water Street Landing hosted a fundraiser on Sunday for the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY. For a slight upcharge, patrons could enjoy a live jazz performance by The Jim Bohm Trio while enjoying breakfast.
Niagara County supports 'greening' of Art Festival
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 09:00 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts Artistic Director Eva Nicklas recently met with 2nd District Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh to express thanks for the legislature's support. Nicklas also was there to share information about the "greening" of Lewiston during the 51st annual Lewiston Art Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13.
A monumental tribute: Youngstown sculptor to create Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper statue
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has received a new commission of great significance for Grand Island. She has been chosen to create the statue of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper, a World War II hero from Grand Island.
Grand Island: Supervisor says councilman in denial
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nate McMurray posted to social media this week and reiterated that the West River Connector Trail project is still going as planned and that reports to the contrary are misleading.
Paddles Up! participation sets records
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 06:55 am
The 12th annual Paddles Up!, held on July 29 at Beaver Island State Park, was highlighted in the Waterkeeper Alliance's seventh annual Splash series of events. Waterkeepers Alliance is a grassroots organization that is comprised of 300 Waterkeeper organizations and affiliates.
UPDATE: Niagara Falls Water Board postulates cause of wastewater discharge
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 09:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Water Board released the following statement Friday evening:
Board continues to maximize outflows as Lake Ontario 'falls quickly'
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 06:10 pm
Lake Ontario levels have been dropping rapidly compared to average rates through the months of June and July. The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board has been releasing the unprecedented outflow of 10,400 m3/s (367,300 cfs) since June 14 and, despite wet conditions, Lake Ontario levels have fallen 30 cm (12 in.) since peaking in late May.
Niagara County human service agency acquires lifesaving devices
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 06:00 pm
Four sites operated by Empower, formerly Niagara Cerebral Palsy, are equipped with semiautomated external defibrillators thanks to an underwriting grant from Univera Healthcare. With the devices, known as AEDs, these group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities are better equipped to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest.
NT: Residents discuss transparency with city officials
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 04:55 pm
The North Tonawanda City Council heard from multiple residents who suggested ways they thought the city could offer increased transparency to residents regarding meetings on community business.
CHANT Town Hall meeting to discuss youth substance abuse
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 04:55 pm
The third annual Community Health Alliance of North Tonawanda (CHANT) Town Hall meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the Lumber City Church of Hope Center, 383 Vandervoort St., North Tonawanda.
History museum announces summer used book sale
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 04:55 pm
The North Tonawanda History Museum will host its seasonal used book sale at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.
Oliver Street Art Fest highlights local artists
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 04:50 pm
More than 50 local artists will head to North Tonawanda to display their work at the fourth annual Oliver Street Art Festival.
Niagara Falls Water Board addresses wastewater discharge
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 04:45 pm
On Thursday, the Niagara Falls Water Board attempted to address mounting outrage over the unexpected July 29 discharge of unsightly black, foul-smelling wastewater into the lower Niagara River at the base of Niagara Falls.
Ortt delivers a total of $65,000 to Niagara County law enforcement
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Thursday delivered a combined $65,000 to law enforcement agencies in Niagara County in support of public protection measures, programs and services. The funding will aid in crime-fighting efforts, assist with emergency services, and allow agencies to operate more effectively and efficiently.
Youth take center stage in Artpark's production of 'Fiddler on the Roof Jr.'
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 11:00 pm
At 1 p.m. Sunday, children and teenagers will headline a performance of "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." Their showcase - a full-on, full-scale theater performance with real sets and costumes - is the culmination of a theater academy that began July 10.
Something new is cooking: Erie County Fair Cooks! Kitchen & Shoppe to highlight culinary arts
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:50 pm
It's no surprise that, in a region that loves to eat, the No. 1 reason why people attend the annual Erie County Fair is food.
Golfing event benefits Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:50 pm
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently held its 37th annual Louis J. Fernandez Golf Classic at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club.
Mega Millions & Powerball: A $609 million weekend
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:50 pm
Lottery players in New York and around the country will be chasing history this weekend as they purchase tickets for Mega Millions and Powerball for the chance to win more than $600 million combined.
Food Bank of WNY names 3 new members to board of directors
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:50 pm
Michael J. Prendergast, chairperson of the Food Bank of WNY's board of directors, has announced Kristen Hanson, Steven Jezioro and Vincent Miranda were elected to the board during the recent annual meeting.
Poloncarz submits shared services savings plan to Erie County Legislature
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has submitted the Erie County Shared Services Savings Panel's Plan to the Erie County Legislature, a cost-savings proposal that could annually save local taxpayers millions of dollars if specific initiatives are implemented.
Poloncarz, Erie County Fishery Advisory Board members, community partners reveal updated online fishing map
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Erie County Environment and Planning Department Commissioner Thomas R. Hersey Jr., members of the Erie County Fishery Advisory Board and various community partners gathered at the Niawanda Park Pavilion in the City of Tonawanda to announce recent updates made to the existing "Erie and Niagara Hotspot Fishing Map" online application, and to demonstrate the new features that will help identify additional fishing locations in Western New York.
'Jazz Brunch' this Sunday at Water Street Landing
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 02:35 pm
Water Street Landing will host a fundraiser for the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, from 11 a.m. until around 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Breakfast, which usually costs $10.99, will be offered for $19.99 in the SideBar, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the upcoming Jazz Festival. In exchange, patrons can enjoy live jazz performance by The Jim Bohm Trio while enjoying breakfast.
Mother Earth subject of NT fashion show
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 02:00 pm
A local business owner will offer a new twist to her annual fashion show.
Proposals sought for Former Niagara Falls police station
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is seeking purchase/renovation proposals for 520 Hyde Park Blvd., due Sept. 1. The 78,000-square-foot building, on a three-acre site between Ferry and Walnut avenues, is the former home of the Niagara Falls Police Department and City Court (vacant since 2008).
Niagara Hospice: Residential suites named for Paul R. Beatty Sr.
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:20 pm
Niagara Hospice recently held a reception of staff, volunteers and close friends and family of Paul R. Beatty Sr. of Youngstown to reveal an unexpected, but much-deserved surprise for Mr. Beatty: The residential wing of Niagara Hospice House is now known as the Paul R. Beatty, Sr. Residential Suites in honor of the man who is commonly known as "the guy with the Hospice hat."
39th annual Niagara County Peach Festival 5K run set for Sept. 9
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:15 pm
WGRZ-TV sports reporter and anchor Heather Prusak will be the official starter for the 39th annual Niagara County Peach festival 5K Run, set for Saturday Sept. 9, on Center Street in Lewiston. The race begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Frontier House.
Niagara County Legislature may seek criminal investigation of NF Water Board
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:15 pm
Niagara County lawmakers will be summoned to a special meeting next week to take up four resolutions that urge the leadership of the Niagara Falls Water Board to resign, and call for criminal investigations of the weekend release of black, foul-smelling wastewater at the base of Niagara Falls.
Ortt to sponsor community blood drive in memory of avid blood donor
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:15 pm
In an effort to boost blood donations during a time when they can be low, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt is partnering with Unyts to sponsor a special community blood drive and basket raffle at DeGraff Memorial Hospital.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: George Thorogood and The Destroyers at Artpark
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 07:20 pm
George Thorogood might be B-B-B-B-"Bad to the Bone," but he's not a bad performer. In fact, he's quite a good showman. On Tuesday at Artpark, he had the crowd in the palm of his hand, as he told stories in song and performed hit singles from the 1980s.
Lewiston: Grounds dedicated to families dealing with loss of a baby
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation and Footprints on the Heart held a blessing of the grounds and dedication ceremony Wednesday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston. Thanks to a donation by Catholic Charities, a community butterfly monument has been established for families dealing with the loss of a baby.
Buffalo's Shemika Charles returns to 'America's Got Talent' for 'Judge Cuts'
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 12:00 pm
Shemika Charles didn't fare quite as well in her second go-around on "America's Got Talent." After receiving four strong "yes" votes following her audition, Charles received lukewarm looks and comments from judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B., Howie Mandel and guest Laverne Cox. She failed to advance past Tuesday's "Judge Cuts" episode.
VIDEO: Ortt announces $1 million for hospital projects in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Tuesday announced he secured a total of $1 million for infrastructure projects at three local hospitals. He said the funding will serve as a catalyst for economic growth and job creation. It secured by Ortt as part of the 2017-18 state budget, and supports projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda and Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
Confetti Cottage Boutique and Café raises funds for Niagara Hospice
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:10 pm
While customers of Confetti Cottage Boutique and Café experience a unique shopping and dining experience, they can also help their community, thanks to boutique owners Deb Burns, Jessica Freeman and Carol Henschel. The owners, who are all retired educators, opened the boutique in November 2015. They have made it a priority to support the development of Niagara Falls and give back to the community.
Niagara University offering new online certificate program in cybercrime and business security
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:05 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is offering a new online certificate program in cybercrime and business security.
Higgins calls for expediting environmental impact study examining future of Buffalo Skyway
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins wrote a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation commissioner, urging the department to publicly release the schedule for the environmental impact study of the Buffalo Skyway and expedite the study to ensure the Department of Transportation makes appropriate choices in regard to how much money will be spent rehabilitating the Skyway.
Artpark: Fans flock to Blink-182, Pvris
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 02:35 pm
Artpark & Company welcomed one of its largest crowds of the season on Monday, as punk rock fans came out to see Blink-182 perform.
 

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