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$4.5 million bequest gift from faculty member to benefit Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:20 pm
The late Peter Ayers Nickerson, Ph.D., a beloved University at Buffalo faculty member who spent nearly 50 years teaching in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has given $4.5 million to the school.
Cardiac cath lab team performs 400 procedures, saves 29 lives in first six months of operation
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:20 pm
The clinical team at the new cardiac catheterization laboratory at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center performed 400 procedures - including emergent procedures that saved 29 patients' lives - during its first six months of operation.
Erie County DPW, Emergency Services emphasize winter preparation
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Commissioner of Public Works William Geary and Emergency Services Commissioner Daniel Neaverth Jr. to emphasize planning, preparedness and safety as winter approaches.
Niagara University MBA students take on China: Global Trade Mission 2017
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
The Global Trade Mission is a summer study abroad experience offered to Niagara University's MBA students (and sometimes undergraduate business students) to meet with business professionals overseas. Not only does the experience expose students to the global economy, but it also serves as a valuable cultural immersion opportunity.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls ready to welcome holiday shoppers
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, will host its annual Fashionably Late/Fashionably Early Black Friday event for shoppers looking to snag remarkable deals and extra savings. Fashion Outlets will be open from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving night and again beginning at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
Neighbors Foundation: Share Your Happiness campaign begins
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island is counting on Islanders to support its annual Share Your Happiness campaign for those temporarily in need.
Totally Buffalo's '716Mas' Festival Dec. 2-3 at RiverWorks
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
A brand-new festival is launching in early December and promises to be a massive shop-local event. The Totally Buffalo "716Mas" Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, at Buffalo RiverWorks.
Jacobs bill would decrease sewer overflows into area waterways
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:00 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Friday he has proposed a law that would help keep area waterways clean by reducing residential sewer overflows. The bill, S-6935, would incentivize homeowners to make improvements that would reduce the amount of their stormwater runoff.
Mark Daul provides an education on black walnut
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 08:50 am
That beautiful time of the year is here, and yes, many people don't like it but they are missing the boat, so to speak.
Lewiston Town Board OKs amended Rubino concept PUD
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 10:55 pm
Following significant discussion, the Lewiston Town Board, by a 4-1 vote, gave its endorsement Monday of a local law to approve the amended Rubino brothers' concept PUD - with conditions - for a proposed development off Upper Mountain Road near Bronson Drive. The planned unit development covers 107 units, including 91 patio homes and four-unit townhouse buildings on property currently owned by Donald Smith.
Hockey Fights Cancer Night in Buffalo slated for Nov. 18
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 09:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team, in partnership with the Courage of Carly Fund at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, will again take part in the NHL's Hockey Fights Cancer program during the team's home game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.
Devil's Hole stairs reopening
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 09:20 pm
The stairs into the Niagara Gorge at Devil's Hole State Park will be reopened on Saturday, Nov. 18, after having been closed all summer so that they could be rebuilt. The stairs had been expected to be closed until spring 2018.
New Jingle Falls USA programs offer activities for families, couples, singles
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 09:20 pm
The countdown has begun for downtown Niagara Falls' Jingle Falls USA, a new collaborative holiday celebration taking place on Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. With multiple activities happening each day, Jingle Falls USA has planned something for guests of all ages.
Niagara University announces collaborative plan to revitalize Niagara Falls' south end
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 09:00 pm
A brighter future is ahead for the south end of Niagara Falls, according to revitalization plans announced Thursday by Niagara University, the City of Niagara Falls and several community partners.
Anchor Bar opens in Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 05:15 pm
Anchor Bar, the home of "The Original Buffalo Chicken Wing," held a grand-opening celebration Thursday for its 10th franchise location, and first in Niagara County. The restaurant is located at 114 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, inside the Holiday Inn.
Niagara Falls: Mariah Carey concert cancelled
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 11:00 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announced Thursday the Mariah Carey show scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 21, has been cancelled.
Buffalo History Museum unveils 'Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports'
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 08:05 pm
"Icons: The Makers and Moments of Buffalo Sports," debuted in The Buffalo History Museum on Tuesday, making it Western New York's first-ever, comprehensive exhibition of Buffalo's professional sports history from 1880 through today.
'Christmastime with Fieldstone and Holly': Historical Association of Lewiston celebrates 13th annual Tour of Homes
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 08:05 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's signature event, the Lewiston Tour of Homes, will kick off the holiday season Christmas Walk weekend, Dec. 2-3. Tickets are on sale now for the 13th annual event, themed "Christmastime with Fieldstone and Holly," which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
DEC announces 'New York Recycles Day'
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 12:20 pm
"New York Recycles Day" is now underway, State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced. In observance of the day, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo proclaimed Nov. 15 "New York - America Recycles Day" to highlight the state's leadership in recycling promotion and reducing waste.
Chris Collins announces annual 'Holiday Mail for Veterans' project
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 11:15 am
Congressman Chris Collins has asked local schools to participate in this year's "Holiday Mail for Veterans" program.
President Trump approves New York disaster declaration
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 11:00 am
On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump declared a major disaster exists in the state of New York and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from May 2 to Aug. 6.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights, region's largest holiday festival, begins Friday, Nov. 24
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:35 pm
This year marks the 13th year for what has become a time-honored holiday tradition in Western New York. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg will flip the switch on more than 1 million twinkling lights at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24.
Eric Wood Fund raises $57,500 for in-need Greater Buffalo children & families
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:35 pm
On Monday night, The Eric Wood Fund, a not-for-profit organization founded by Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood, raised $57,500 to support programming of The Children's Hospital of Buffalo Foundation and Stone's Buddies. Proceeds were raised at the organization's annual Flights and Bites fundraiser and silent auction.
Sabres, Wegmans, Entercom Buffalo partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets' drive
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced they will partner with Wegmans and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 16, to benefit local food pantries. The turkey drive will take place from 6-9 a.m. in the following locations:
Fall business blender networking event to be held at Castellani Art Museum
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:30 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold a fall business blender at the Castellani Art Museum, located on the Niagara University Campus, from 5-7 p.m. Thursday. The networking event gives businesses, community leaders, NU educators and students a chance to casually converse and make connections in a unique setting.
NAPA Mechanics Competition at farm show
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 08:30 pm
Once again the Western New York Farm Show is inviting high school students and nonprofessional, young adults to participate in its annual NAPA Mechanics Competition.
Theatre of Youth presents beloved holiday classic 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 12:55 pm
Theatre of Youth will present "A Charlie Brown Christmas" live on stage, for 12 performances only, Dec. 2-17 at the historic Allendale Theatre, 203 Allen St., Buffalo.
Lewiston Choraleers kick off holiday music series for 2017 Lewiston Christmas Walk
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:20 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will kick off their popular holiday concert series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at St. Peter's R.C. Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston. The event will be part of the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, which is sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Castellani Art Museum presents CAM's 11th annual 'Holiday Bash'
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:20 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its 11th annual "Holiday Bash" from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Guests can celebrate the holidays with friends in the CAM's central gallery, dance to live music by PENELOPE, and enjoy a variety of refreshments.
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help neighbors in need of holiday meals
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:15 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry local families, the 12th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger," presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, will be held from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, in the Eastern Hills Mall parking lot, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville.
Keri Cardinale and Justin Reynolds at The Lighthouse Café
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:15 pm
Sprig recording artists Keri Cardinale and Justin Reynolds will be the featured artists this month at The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport. Catch them in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.
'Coats 4 Kids' distributes 1,500 coats, but desperately needs coats for 2 more giveaways
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 06:05 pm
Colvin Cleaners held its first of three "Coats 4 Kids" distributions over the weekend at the True Bethel Baptist Church - and the response was overwhelming. Some 1,500 coats were distributed, which leaves officials concerned about its inventory for the next two distributions. Additionally, almost all of the donated gloves, hats and scarves were distributed.
Artpark to winter: Your days are numbered; venue announces return of BNL in 2018
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 10:05 am
Barenaked Ladies' "Last Summer on Earth Tour 2018" will make a stop at Artpark on July 10, alongside Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. The triple bill will be presented on the Outdoor Amphitheater stage as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series.
Photos: Veterans Day observed in Lewiston
Sun, Nov 12th 2017 05:00 pm
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 and American Legion C.C. Kenney Lewiston Post 1083 gathered together at the eternal flame in Academy Park to pay tribute to those who fought for and died for this country.
Lewiston No. 1 quick to prevent loss on Center Street
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 11:35 am
Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. and local first-responders were on site at the 500 block of Center Street before 10:30 a.m. Saturday, responding to a call of sparks, fraying and smoke coming from a basement electrical panel. The building's ground level is home to Cool Smiles (dental office of Dr. Anthony DeLuke), Chéri Amour, Salon Jule and Antique to Chic.
Operation Christmas Child collection set for Nov. 13-20
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island families are on a mission to make an impact in the lives of children in need. They are donating colorfully wrapped shoebox gifts to be sent to children around the world - many of whom have never received a gift before and have very little to call their own.
Grand Island Town Board: Ball is in School Board's court on school resource officer job
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board took no action Monday on a proposed joint agreement between the town and Grand Island Central School District that would help re-establish a school resource officer position at the schools.
Above and Beyond: New membership category adopted by GIFC
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that the Grand Island Fire Co. recently created a new active volunteer EMS category in order to provide additional opportunities for those who have a preference for caregiving within their community. He stressed that this innovation represents a revitalization of recruitment and retention policies, which have always been a top priority for GIFC leadership.
Christmas activities coming to Town of Niagara
Sat, Nov 11th 2017 07:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 24, the Town of Niagara will host "Noel at Niagara" in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road. The holiday festival, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., will include musical entertainment featuring Bob Volkman, fireworks and the official flipping of the switch on the holiday light display in the park.
 

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