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Postal carriers to hold 25th annual Food Drive on May 13
Fri, May 12th 2017 11:35 am
The National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service will conduct the 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 13. Last year, residents donated nearly 1.3 million pounds of food for their Western New York neighbors and a record 80 million pounds of food nationally.
German Heritage Museum opens for season
Fri, May 12th 2017 11:20 am
The Das Haus, Einhaus und Der Stall German Heritage Museum campus at 2549 Niagara Road in Bergholz Village recently held its opening day's events. Community members gathered at the museum, as well as three visitors from Pennsylvania.
Herschell Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum to appear on Travel Channel
Fri, May 12th 2017 11:20 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will be featured in the Travel Channel's "RV Top 3: Bayou to Bison Bonanza" television special airing at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Pappas seeks full term as NT mayor
Fri, May 12th 2017 11:15 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas will ask voters in the November election to keep him in his position to "continue our great progress," the first-term mayor said last week.
Local organizations to present disabilities workshop May 17
Fri, May 12th 2017 11:15 am
ONE SEPTA and Parent Network of WNY will present a workshop titled, "Understanding the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD)" from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Conference Center, 4124 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
NT School District sets vote on $73.491 million budget
Fri, May 12th 2017 11:10 am
Come Tuesday, May 16, North Tonawanda School District property owners will be voting on a pared down $73.491 million spending plan for the 2017-18 school year.
Students injured after Wheatfield accident
Thu, May 11th 2017 11:30 am
Five students were injured Wednesday, after a driver sideswiped a school bus in Wheatfield, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office reported.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 64th class
Thu, May 11th 2017 11:20 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 64th class during a ceremony held Wednesday at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Second annual Project Connect Niagara scheduled for July 26
Thu, May 11th 2017 11:15 am
Event provides wide range of services to individuals throughout Niagara County
Artpark's 'Painted Parking Lot' recreation underway
Wed, May 10th 2017 04:55 pm
On Wednesday, students from Lewiston-Porter High School, along with some community volunteers, worked on Artpark & Company's recreation of "Niagara 1979."
Hard Rock supports United Way's 'Dine to Make a Difference'
Wed, May 10th 2017 04:50 pm
On Tuesday, the United Way of Greater Niagara and the Salvation Army partnered up with Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, for "Dine to Make a Difference." This event gave locals an easy way to help donate to organizations making a difference in the community.
New technology at Mount St. Mary's
Wed, May 10th 2017 04:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has acquired the latest vein visualization technology to assist in the placement of IVs and blood draws courtesy of a donation to the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation by area resident Catherine DiMino.
2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic to feature Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers at Citi Field
Wed, May 10th 2017 08:50 am
The 2018 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic will feature the Buffalo Sabres and New York Rangers on Jan. 1, 2018, at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, the National Hockey League announced on Tuesday. The New Year's Day game will be broadcast live on NBC, Sportsnet and TVA Sports at 1 p.m. ET.
WNY Hog & Lamb Preview Classic to be held at Fairgrounds
Wed, May 10th 2017 07:00 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society is proud to present the 17th annual Western New York Hog & Lamb Preview Classic. The show is scheduled to take place inside the Agriculture Discovery Center at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg June 2-4.
Empower to honor Fran & Gary Hall for work on behalf of people with developmental disabilities
Wed, May 10th 2017 07:00 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will award Fran and Gary Hall the Chairman's Award at its annual golf tournament on Monday, June 19, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown. The award will be presented at the post-tournament dinner, which will be held at 6:30 p.m.
Masons are opening their doors
Wed, May 10th 2017 07:00 am
Interested in learning more about Freemasons - their history in the world and in New York state?
'Hamilton' writer, Pro Football HOFer, National Teacher of the Year headline commencement at NU
Tue, May 9th 2017 08:50 pm
Niagara University's 2017 schedule of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and the author of the acclaimed biography "Alexander Hamilton," which was adapted into a smash hit musical.
Destination Niagara USA celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week
Tue, May 9th 2017 08:00 pm
This week marks the 34th annual National Travel and Tourism Week. Tourism communities nationwide are doing their part to salute travel in America. The theme of this year's celebratory week is "Faces of Travel," which provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the individuals who keep this industry moving on a daily basis.
Discover Niagara Shuttle returns for second season
Tue, May 9th 2017 08:00 pm
Niagara Region leaders and elected officials marked the beginning of the Discover Niagara Shuttle's second season Tuesday morning at a press conference in front of the Niagara Falls Train Station and Underground Railroad Heritage Center.
Camp Hope helps children heal through fun
Tue, May 9th 2017 09:50 am
Grieving the loss of a loved one is difficult for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for children. Children grieve differently than adults.
Aspen Dental to provide free dental care to thousands of veterans
Tue, May 9th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, June 24, nearly 450 Aspen Dental practices will open their doors to provide free dental care for thousands of veterans across the nation. Local veterans can call 1-844-AspenHMM to schedule an appointment at a participating office in the Buffalo area. Appointments are required and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fort Niagara invites regional residents to May 17 community night
Mon, May 8th 2017 03:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites residents from the greater Buffalo Niagara Region to explore the historic landmark for free from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17.
Roswell Park researcher meeting with lawmakers to discuss opportunity to prevent cancer, improve public health by raising smoking age
Mon, May 8th 2017 03:20 pm
More than 28,000 New Yorkers still die from preventable tobacco-related illnesses each year. Over 95 percent of adults who smoke started smoking before the age of 21.
Better Business Bureau, AT&T, ASIS, US attorney's office and others partner to present free business cybersecurity event at Hilbert College
Mon, May 8th 2017 03:20 pm
According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 60 percent of small businesses that experience a data breach or a cyber-attack are unable to maintain business. In addition, the average cost to fix an attack or a breach is close to $700,000.
Michael Peca & Willie 'Hutch' Jones among 12 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame inductees
Mon, May 8th 2017 12:10 pm
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will introduce its 12-member Class of 2017 on Thursday afternoon, June 1, in the ballroom of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo. Introduction of this year's new members will commence at 4 p.m. with board President Tom Koller presiding. A reception in the ballroom will immediately follow.
Blues Society announces 4th annual Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival
Mon, May 8th 2017 12:05 pm
The Blues Society of Western New York has announced its 4th annual Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival will be held at Silo City on Saturday, July 8.
Students explore careers at open house on Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Mon, May 8th 2017 12:05 pm
Hundreds of students in grades seven through 12, along with their teachers and parents, took full advantage of the third annual student open house on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on Monday.
Niagara County brings jobs focus to Lockport
Mon, May 8th 2017 12:00 pm
Niagara Director of Employment and Training Donald Jablonski said successful hiring numbers at a pair of job fairs held in Niagara Falls makes him "optimistic and hopeful" regarding a planned Lockport career fair being held Wednesday.
AAA & ECC occupational therapy assistants host 'CarFit' event
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:50 am
AAA Western and Central New York is teaming up with Erie Community College's occupational therapy assistant program along with other occupational therapy clinicians to ensure senior drivers' cars "fit" them.
AAA: Secure your load - avoid road debris!
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:45 am
As families bring college students home for the summer, they should be on the lookout for road debris and they should take steps to secure their load.
Jacobs appointed to Lyme and tick-borne disease task force
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:40 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, was appointed to the State Senate's Lyme and tick-borne disease task force by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan. Immediately after the appointment, Jacobs held a press conference with Lyme and tick-borne disease advocates to announce state initiatives aimed at increasing efforts to fight the growing public health epidemic.
Marcho Farms Inc. recalls veal, beef & pork products due to possible non-o157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (stec) adulteration
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:35 am
Marcho Farms Inc., a Souderton (Pennsylvania) establishment, is recalling approximately 5,620 pounds of boneless veal, and ground veal, beef and pork products that may be adulterated withnon-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O111, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
YMCA honors volunteers, partners at 165th annual meeting
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:30 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara recently held its 165th annual meeting at Statler City. At the event, the Y celebrated its 2016 achievements, recognized outstanding youth and volunteers from each of the association's eight branches, and honored longtime board members and community partners.
Niagara River Greenway Commission to meet
Mon, May 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, May 16, to determine the consistency of the 55th round of projects. One project under consideration would create the Assumption Forest Preserve on Grand Island.
Village of Lewiston Board receives update on water meter replacement options
Sat, May 6th 2017 08:30 am
Residents in the Village of Lewiston are one step closer to new water meters.
Retaining wall built at DeGlopper Memorial
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
Passersby noticed the first major work on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial Saturday.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life supporters Paint the Town Purple
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017 Relay For Life Student Ambassadors headed up this year's Paint the Town Purple Day on Grand Island.
Driving with the 'big boys': Student starts 2nd season at Ransomville Speedway
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
At only 15 years old, third-generation Ransomville Speedway driver Robbie Johnston is more than ready to start his second season at the popular Braley Road attraction.
Higgins announces availability of federal fire grants
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety program.
Rain can't stop Lewiston Smelt Festival
Fri, May 5th 2017 08:50 pm
As the rain flowed Friday in the Village of Lewiston, crowds of people flooded into the tented area of the Smelt Festival. A light shower couldn't deter visitors from coming up to the waterfront and supporting the Niagara River Anglers Association. Under cover, they were quickly able to catch free (paper) boatloads of the tiny, fried fish, and listen to the sounds of 90 West.
 

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