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Morinello cosponsors Grand Island toll legislation
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 10:10 am
Assemblymen Angelo J. Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, and Mickey Kearns, D-West Seneca, have joined forces to champion legislation (A.8535) that would ensure money generated from the use of the Grand Island bridges remains in the community.
KeyBank recognized as one of 50 most community-minded companies in US
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 10:05 am
KeyBank has been recognized by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, as one of the most community-minded companies in the U.S. In addition to honoring Key on the 2017 Civic 50 list, Points of Light also designated KeyBank a 2017 sector leader in financials.
6 nonprofits selected to receive free CreateAthon services
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 10:05 am
J. Fitzgerald Group, a full-service integrated marketing communications company serving local, regional and international clients, has announced the selection of six regional nonprofit organizations that will receive free advertising and marketing services as part of the only CreateAthon event in Western New York.
NHL announces home openers for 2017-18 regular season; Sabres to host Canadiens
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 10:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres will host the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Oct. 5.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment launches 'PicSix Creative'
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 10:00 am
Pegula Sports and Entertainment Owner and CEO Kim Pegula on Wednesday announced the creation of PicSix Creative, a full-service, Buffalo- and Florida-based agency that will provide award-winning creative, marketing and communications services.
Ortt, Senate pass bill creating an infrastructure tax credit for flood victims along Lake Ontario, other lakeshore communities
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 09:40 am
Earlier this week, Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt announced the New York State Senate passed legislation that would make an infrastructure tax credit available to those affected by flooding along Lake Ontario and other coastal communities across the state.
Artpark: 'No package or device or explosives found'
Wed, Jun 21st 2017 12:15 am
A bomb investigation at Artpark in Lewiston delayed the start of the 54•40/Randy Bachman concert by more than two hours on Tuesday.
Empire State Development, City of Buffalo announce 'major step forward' for Central Terminal
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 04:00 pm
Empire State Development and the City of Buffalo on Tuesday announced the Central Terminal Restoration Corp. (CTRC) will welcome the Urban Land Institute (ULI) advisory panel to conduct a weeklong analysis of potential reuses of the Central Terminal starting Monday, June 26. The comprehensive review of future options for the iconic property at 495 Paderewski St., and related parcels, will be complete by June 30.
Lewiston Lions induct new member & club officers
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 03:55 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently welcomed their newest member, Lion Robert Nichols. He has been a member of the Lewiston community for more than 20 years, and has volunteered on various boards and service organizations, including the Lewiston Lions.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 'Broadway Today!' on stage at Artpark
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 11:35 am
The annual return of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to Artpark is one of Western New York's summer traditions. Artpark & Company and the BPO have announced a special show, "Broadway Today!", will be staged in the Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21.
Students break ground for new St. Peter's playground
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 11:05 am
Under a clear blue spring sky on Monday morning, students at St. Peter R.C. School broke ground for what will be the school's new playground.
Departments of Environmental Conservation, Agriculture and Markets proclaim Pollinator Week for New York state
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 11:05 am
The Departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets on Tuesday commemorated National Pollinator Week (June 19-25) after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued a proclamation affirming New York's commitment to promoting the health and recovery of the pollinator population.
Old Fort Niagara: Serve in trenches, relive history at French & Indian War Encampment
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is getting ready to let visitors get their hands dirty at this year's French and Indian War Encampment, July 1-3, on the very soil where French, British and Native soldiers dirtied their hands in July 1759.
ECMC receives Cummings Foundation Grant for trauma center/emergency department project
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 07:00 am
The Erie County Medical Center Corp. on Monday announced its receipt of a $200,000 grant for the hospital's future trauma center/emergency department from the James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc.
Poloncarz: County sewer bond refunding would save $1.6 million
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:50 pm
On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a refunding of General Obligation Sewer District Bonds will be included in 2017 Erie County borrowing, an action that could result in approximately $1.687 million in savings for county sewer districts.
Louis J. Billittier Foundation raises $25,000 at 'Great American Ride' sponsored by Chef's Restaurant
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:45 pm
Louis J. Billittier Jr., and Mary Beth Billittier-Darling announced Saturday evening that $25,000 was raised to benefit Western New York charities through the Louis J. Billittier Foundation at the "Great American Ride" Motorcycle Poker Fun Run and Raffle.
Jacobs calls for Thruway Authority to pay for 'negative community impact' of Grand Island tolls
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, has introduced legislation requiring the New York State Thruway Authority to pay an annual "impact fee" to the communities he said are detrimentally harmed from the tolls on the Grand Island Bridges.
Modern Corporation sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts, which sponsors the festival, will continue its efforts to recycle at the event in partnership with Modern Recycling. To emphasize the theme of recycling and reuse, the Lewiston Public Library will offer a free hands-on art activity that will focus on creating art from discarded materials from noon to 4 p.m. each day.
Artpark: 'Summer Solstice' celebrated in style
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 02:40 pm
One of Artpark & Company's premier summertime family events took place on Saturday with the "Summer Solstice Celebration" featuring the Fairy House Festival and Lehrer Dance.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School to honor alumni at annual awards dinner
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:40 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its annual alumni awards dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, July 14, at The Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls. The event will honor distinguished alumni and athletic hall of famers.
Winners announced in NFP's 2nd annual 'Draw Your Dad' contest
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:40 am
Two winners were named in Niagara Frontier Publications' second annual "Draw Your Dad" contest: 4-year-old Rowan Decker, who drew her father, Andrew; and 8-year-old Sophia Anzalone, who penciled her dad, Todd. Both girls are from Grand Island.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2017 preseason schedule
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team's 2017 preseason schedule. The team will play six games, including three home games at KeyBank Center.
Buffalo native serves aboard Navy warship homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:35 am
Buffalo native and 2014 Kenmore High School graduate Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicolas McMahon is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Halsey.
Breast cancer survivor yoga seminar
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 07:00 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is conducting the third of its planned 10-part educational seminar series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at The Catholic Health Administration Building, 144 Genesee St, Buffalo.
Youngstown Free Library hosts welcome event for new director
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 07:00 am
The Youngstown Free Library staff invites patrons and residents to visit the library on between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, when library trustees will hold a welcome event for new director Sonora Miller.
Great day for a GardenFest
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 10:35 pm
Crowds bloomed on Center Street in Lewiston on Saturday for the annual GardenFest. Despite the near-90-degree temperatures, people came out to buy plants, learn more about gardening and showcase their own container gardens.
Lewiston Town Board moving on creating single water district
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session had some interesting but complex discussions with regard to the single water district plan the town is moving on. Included was the board's planning on a pending water line replacement project and how that would be funded.
Village of Youngstown: Summer kicks off in style with 'Beginning of Summer Street Dance'
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 07:00 am
Summer gets its official start next week in Youngstown.
St. Timothy Lutheran Church CCC to offer green thumb classes at first summer camp
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 07:00 am
New garden boxes at St. Timothy Lutheran Child Care Center are signs of a new program growing at the school.
Artpark: 'Painted Parking Lot' party
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:50 pm
Artpark & Company hosted a reception Friday to thanks sponsors and artists responsible for the recreated "Niagara 1979," also known as the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
Reardon hosts Buffalo Recruitment Day
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:05 pm
New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon announced the fifth Recruitment Day in her statewide tour will be held Monday, June 19, at the Buffalo Career Center, located at 284 Main St., Buffalo. The event will run from 1:30-4 p.m., with 13 businesses offering 314 job opportunities expected to attend.
Old Falls Street's 2017 weekly summer series schedule announced
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:05 pm
Free weekly series are planned this summer on Old Falls Street, USA, including the "Flicks on Old Falls" movie series on Thursday evenings, the Old Falls Street "Party Friday" evening concert series and "Free Family Fun on Saturday Afternoons." All series are presented weather permitting.
Protect your bike from being bagged
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 08:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and GObike Buffalo Executive Director Justin Booth are joining forces to attack one of the biggest quality-of-life crimes in the community: bike theft.
Police locate vehicle involved in hit and run
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:40 pm
The New York State Police announced Thursday that the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident Tuesday has been located, but said, "No other information will be released at this time."
Relay For Life celebrates 15th year on Grand Island
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:30 pm
Tracy Schmidt said she attended past Grand Island Relay For Life events never knowing that one day she would be on stage during the opening ceremony telling her own family's cancer story.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas: Pellicano's Marketplace June's 'Member of the Month'
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:25 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas recently announced Pellicano's Marketplace as its "Member of the Month" for June.
Guess Who, BTO creator Randy Bachman brings classic hits, new blues songs to Artpark
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
On June 20, two-time Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Randy Bachman will perform at Artpark as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series.
Volunteers sought for Lewiston Jazz Festival
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. board of directors is looking for volunteers to assist with the 16th annual Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, to be held Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26. Volunteers are needed for parking, information tent, 50/50 sales, VIP reception and more.
Lawnmower Races, Relay For Life, receive 'Huge' Fuccillo support
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
Fuccillo Chevrolet of Alvin Road on Grand Island is a checkered flag supporter of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Races, a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life. The company presented a huge $500 donation Tuesday to Relay For Life, which supports the American Cancer Society's efforts in the fight against cancer.