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Kathryn Rose Gould awarded Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:40 pm
Kathryn Rose Gould, a junior theater major at Niagara University, has been awarded the Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Awards on May 11
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:25 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Award is presented annually to businesses and individuals whose contributions have made Grand Island a better place.
Obituary: Phillip 'Russ' Rizzo
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:00 pm
North Tonawanda Common Council President Phillip "Russ" Rizzo, age 83, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2017, following a valiant battle with cancer.
Town of Grand Island: Sign installed at Staley Road-GI Boulevard roundabout
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:00 pm
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said Grand Island Boulevard is "all coming together" as he and the town's Highway Department unveiled a new temporary sign in the roundabout at Staley Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
Girl Scouts of WNY announces Siana Jacobs as 2017 Gold Award recipient
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:55 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York recently announced North Tonawanda Girl Scout Siana Jacobs is a 2017 Gold Award recipient. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts. Jacobs' earned the award for a project where she organized a clothing drive and created personal hygiene kits for people in Nicaragua.
Debate over Krueger Road sidewalk continues
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:50 pm
Krueger Road residents Deborah Fadel and Kelly Dueger urged the Wheatfield Town Board members to take action toward installing more walking space along Krueger Road.
NT receives Tree City USA designation
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:50 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the Arbor Day Foundation has again named the City of North Tonawanda "2017 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters.
Music Mania Mondays returning to Town of Niagara
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:45 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace recently announced the 2017 concert schedule for the Music Mania Mondays events.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, announces 2017 'World Burger Tour' lineup
Fri, May 5th 2017 09:25 am
Hard Rock's "World Burger Tour" is back, and ready to take guests on an international adventure - no passport necessary!
Victorian parlor subject of May family night at History Center
Fri, May 5th 2017 07:00 am
To people of the Victorian age, a parlor in the home was a mark of social and financial status. Find out the significance and most-wanted, fashionable contents of this special room at the Niagara History Center's May family night, Tuesday, May 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the museum, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
'Key to Locks' Award to honor locks restoration interpreter David Chatt
Fri, May 5th 2017 07:00 am
David M. Chatt has been named the winner of the 12th annual "Key to the Locks" Award. A volunteer selection panel drawn from the Lockport community chose Chatt in recognition of his work in helping to bring the 19th century Flight of Five locks to life once again.
Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament to support women's services at Memorial
Fri, May 5th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its 26th annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament on Monday, June 5, at both the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston.
Fantasy Island set to open May 13
Thu, May 4th 2017 06:00 pm
Fantasy Island has announced its 2017 season will begin Saturday, May 13. This year will be the first full season under the ownership of Apex Parks Group, which acquired the park last season from longtime owners Martin DiPietro and his family.
Collins votes to repeal & replace Obamacare with 'health care system' people 'deserve'; Higgins says 'desperate move' to destroy Affordable Care Act 'a disgusting assault'
Thu, May 4th 2017 04:10 pm
U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-NY-27, voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act, which he said "will improve access, reduce costs and provide Americans with the health care system they deserve."
Cornerstone CFCU hosting 3rd 'Promposal' contest
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:50 pm
The prom can be one of the first major expenses for teenagers. Cornerstone CFCU would like to help one lucky member as part of its latest Facebook contest.
Poloncarz issues declaration of need on ECFSA borrowing for 2017 capital bonds
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a formal declaration of need on Thursday, requesting the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority sell bonds on behalf of Erie County for the county's 2017 capital program.
Small businesses invited to SBA matchmaker
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration is inviting area small business owners to participate in the 2017 SBA business matchmaker on Wednesday, May 10, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Cheektowaga.
Compeer of Greater Buffalo & Mental Health Association of Erie County to host Buffalo Superhero 5K Race & Wellness Walk June 9 in Delaware Park
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Superhero 5K Race and Wellness Walk, the first and largest race/walk in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness, will return once again at St. George's Church in Delaware Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. The event will be hosted by Compeer of Greater Buffalo (Compeer) and the Mental Health Association of Erie County (MHA).
International Tourism Association awards paper co-authored by NU student, professor
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:30 pm
A research paper co-authored by a Niagara University student and associate professor was awarded second place during the 2017 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Conference, which was held April 21-22 in Las Vegas.
Buffalo Bills, M&T Bank honor Sweet Home Middle School social studies teacher with 'Touchdown for Teachers' grand prize
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:40 pm
The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank announced and honored the ninth annual M&T Bank "Touchdown for Teachers" program finalists and winner at a private draft party event on April 27 at the ADPRO Sports Training Center at New Era Field (Etkin is shown far right).
Niagara County backs downtown Lockport development efforts with building transfer
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:40 pm
Niagara County lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a resolution Tuesday that will transfer a surplus building in Lockport's downtown to the city in a move intended to help city planners bring a professional office building online in the heart of the business district.
Next Generation United picks UB Heals as top winner in Pitch 10 competition
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
UB Heals, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting the homeless population with the health care system by engaging UB medical students in outreach efforts to provide care to those on the streets, won the top prize of $5,000 in the recent Pitch 10, a competition-style event where small, young or millennial-focused nonprofit organizations had a chance to "pitch" their project or idea to the public for a chance to win funding.
Poloncarz, EC Social Services Department announce opening of HEAP cooling season
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and the Erie County Department of Social Services have announced the opening of the Home Energy Assistance Program ("HEAP") cooling assistance program.
Higgins announces House approval of bipartisan budget agreement
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and a majority of members in the House of Representatives approved the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act by a vote of 309-118. The bill appropriates $1.070 trillion to fund federal programs through Sept. 30.
Theater instructor Bridget Moriarty joins Niagara University faculty
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:30 pm
Bridget Moriarty, a highly experienced theater instructor and veteran of operatic and concert hall stages, has been named an assistant professor of theater at Niagara University.
Cuomo declares state of emergency for communities impacted by Lake Ontario flooding
Wed, May 3rd 2017 09:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for the following counties in order to expedite repair to impacted structures and construction of shoreline stabilization projects: Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne. The governor's order empowers DEC and other state agencies to issue emergency individual permits for those larger-scale response actions that may be necessary.
Erie County Senior Services, partners present Elder Law Day 2017
Wed, May 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services and the Center for Elder Law and Justice have announced Elder Law Day 2017 will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.
WBFO, AT&T to present a Facebook Live panel event on cyberbullying
Wed, May 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Many adults recall being bullied as kids, but in this interconnected world, the taunts don't stop when the school day ends.
Niagara Catholic students give back as part of annual Day of Caring
Tue, May 2nd 2017 04:45 pm
On Tuesday, May 9, students, faculty and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will volunteer throughout Niagara County as part of their annual "Day of Caring." With almost 200 volunteers, the Niagara Catholic family will participate in activities at 18 sites throughout the area.
Buffalo to host NHL Scouting combine through 2019
Tue, May 2nd 2017 04:45 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the NHL Scouting Combine will remain in Buffalo through 2019, with each of the next three events being held at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter.
Youth Vet Camp planned for Erie County Fair
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:55 pm
This summer, youth will have the opportunity to work firsthand with veterinarians and animals during the Erie County Fair's inaugural Vet Camp. The half-day agricultural experience, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 17, will be geared for children 11-14 years of age and will focus on three specific areas of learning:
Erie County preliminarily closes fiscal year 2016 with balancing amendments, funding designations
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Erie County anticipates ending fiscal year 2016 with a modest positive budget variance of nearly $3 million, the result, he said, of prudent budgeting, reductions in spending, and certain favorable results such as lower Medicaid costs primarily resulting from provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
Norris invites public to boater safety course
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris is inviting all boaters to attend a free boating safety course, held in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, May 20, at the Barker Volunteer Fire Co.
Collins, Swalwell re-introduce bipartisan measure to spur small business development
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
U.S. Reps Chris Collins (NY-27) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) kicked off Small Business Week by re-introducing the Main Street Revival Act of 2017. This legislation is designed to expedite local small business development in underserved areas.
WNYB-TV & TCT Network celebrate 40 years of Christian television
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
To celebrate a milestone 40th anniversary, TCT will hold open house event from 1-7 p.m. May 18 at WNYB, 5775 Big Tree Road, Orchard Park.
Artpark adds 'Big Bang' by Plasticiens Volants, William Close & The Earth Harp Collective
Tue, May 2nd 2017 11:35 am
For over four decades, Artpark has been a unique destination for new and experimental statements of art, nature and performance. In keeping with that idea this summer, Artpark & Company has announced a concert featuring two visually stunning outdoor spectacles: William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, and "Big Bang" by the French performance group Plasticiens Volants. The show will conclude the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Niagara University announces 2017 commencement honorees
Tue, May 2nd 2017 09:05 am
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."
Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy: U.S., Canada police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Tue, May 2nd 2017 08:55 am
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the 20th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
American Niagara Hospitality looks to build $70M project in downtown Niagara Falls, add 200-room luxury hotel & daredevil waterpark
Mon, May 1st 2017 08:00 pm
American Niagara Hospitality announced plans at the Niagara Falls City Council meeting on Monday for a "game-changing" development to be located at Niagara's premier location at Old Falls Street and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. ANH plans call for a $50-million, 200-room, upscale, all-suite hotel, along with a $20 million daredevil-themed waterpark.
 

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