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Dr. Deborah Curtis, Sara Capen honored as community leaders by National Federation for Just Communities of WNY
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 11:10 am
Dr. Deborah T. Curtis, vice president of Niagara University's International Relations Office and the Brennan Center for Language, Culture and Leadership, and Sara Capen, executive director for the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, received Community Leader Awards from The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY at a luncheon at the Buffalo Convention Center.
Free 'Family Night' returns
Mon, Feb 17th 2020 07:00 am
Join the History Center of Niagara for "Family Night" from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. A pizza supper will be available for a small donation. The program will begin at 6 p.m.
Morinello delivers Valentine's cards to seniors
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 08:30 am
This Valentine's Day, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello visited the Grand Island Golden Age Center and delivered Valentine's Day cards, created by local elementary school students, to seniors.
Boating safety course
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 will offer its "About Boating Safety" one-day class this spring and early summer in the River Region. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 29, March 28, April (TBA), May 16 and June 20, at the Officers Club, Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown. An additional class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Lewiston: Moody's finds town in 'healthy financial position'
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
Financial matters and solar were among the discussion items of interest at Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session.
Porter declares itself lead agency on state LWRP
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Porter took further steps this week toward working as part of the state's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program in Niagara County by declaring itself as a lead agency for the project.
Hardwick delivers St. Stephen School Valentines for Vets
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
St. Stephen School students prepared Valentines for Veterans to be shared with the many men and women who have served the country in the various branches of the armed forces. Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick had the honor of delivering these heartfelt thoughts to the patients at Veterans Administration facilities in Western New York.
Grand Island Board of Education: First budget input session held
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
A school aid increase from the state isn't what it appears to be, Board of Education trustees heard Monday.
GI Relay For Life to pass $2 million mark
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
Grand Island Relay For Life is poised to cruise by the $2 million mark in funds raised for the American Cancer Society as the 18th annual event approaches.
Clay DeGlopper sculpture sent to Colorado
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
Susan Geissler's clay sculpture of Medal of Honor recipient Charles DeGlopper was delivered safely to the mold making shop in Loveland, Colorado, last Monday, reports Pete Henderson on behalf of Geissler.
Brickyard at 15: Lewiston restaurant celebrates crystal anniversary
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
For 15 years, the Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. has been Lewiston's go-to place for killer Bs: barbecue and beer.
Michael Freedman becomes 2020 president of local Public Relations Society of America chapter
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:45 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Michael Freedman as president for the year 2020. Freedman heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
NYPA Power Vista observes Black History Month with special performance Feb. 22
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:40 pm
The New York Power Authority will observe Black History Month with a special Feb. 22 performance by the African American Cultural Center at its admission-free Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:25 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda includes presentations by applicants who are seeking Greenway project funding in the current round of requests.
Price Rite Marketplace, University at Buffalo football team donate food to 'Sack Hunger'
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:20 pm
Representatives from Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football team donated 43 "sacks" of food to New Beginnings Food Pantry on Tuesday at Price Rite Marketplace of Amherst. The donation was a result of the football team's 43 sacks this season and included canned goods, fresh produce, rice, pasta and water.
AAA Western & Central New York's top travel destinations for February break
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:10 pm
Even though it has been a mild winter, many families are looking to escape Western and Central New York for February break! Some travelers are taking a long weekend for the President's Day holiday while many families are taking advantage of mid-winter break from area school districts to escape for the whole week.
DEC announces new agreements to comprehensively address former Tonawanda Coke facility contamination
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:00 pm
New York Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced the acceptance of a section of the former Tonawanda Coke Corporation property into the state's brownfield cleanup program, and the execution of a new consent order with Honeywell International to hold the company responsible for the cleanup of other sections of the former plant site under the state's superfund program. Together, the agreements with Riverview Innovation & Technology Campus Inc. (Riverview) and Honeywell provide a successful path forward in the comprehensive removal of contamination at the site and will facilitate the area's redevelopment to benefit the community.
NCCC hosts event to help victims of violence, trauma
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
For the second time in two years, NCCC will be hosting SUNY's "Got Your Back" comfort bag preparation volunteer event for those fleeing from violence and trauma.
Wheatfield Gardens talks to Wheatfield Board
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
This past Monday, the manager of the Wheatfield Gardens greenhouses, Paal Eflstrum, came in front of the Town Board of Wheatfield to update the board members on some of the changes he had made on the border - as documented in a letter to the town - with the Timberlakes subdivision, and asked the board for further instructions on how to be "good neighbors."
Empower to hold 'Snowflake Basket Auction' fundraiser
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
A quick Google search will show the word "empower" means to give someone the authority or power to do something; or make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. Similar words of both definition, from that same search include: authorize, emancipate, unshackle and permit. Bearing this in mind might explain why United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County Inc. took it on as its nomenclature and became Empower in 2015.
Niagara SPCA to waive adoption fees for dogs who prefer to be only pet
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
This Valentine's Day weekend, Niagara SPCA would like to let everyone know there's nothing wrong with being single. That's why it's running a "Single & Lovin' It" adoption promotion today and tomorrow to waive adoption fees for dogs who prefer to be the only pet in the home.
Niagara Pioneer Soccer League house league registration opens
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 09:35 am
Officials of the Niagara Pioneer Soccer League reports house league registration is now underway, online at
'Birds on the Niagara' to feature International Winter Bird Celebration
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 09:30 am
"Birds on the Niagara" continues its celebration of winter birds on Saturday, Feb. 15. The event will be held at a variety of indoor and outdoor locations and venues located along the U.S and Canadian sides of the Niagara River.
Mount St. Mary's hosts 'Valentine's Day Extravaganza'
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 08:55 am
The annual "Valentine's Day Extravaganza," run by the mission committee at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, will be held today in the front lobby of the hospital.
Lew-Port students send 'Peace For Our Patriots'
Thu, Feb 13th 2020 07:00 am
Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students in Lewiston-Porter's multiage service learning classrooms are collecting items for soldiers stationed overseas. As part of "Peace For Our Patriots," the youngsters are sending troops pieces of home to make tours of duty more agreeable.
Niagara University Family Business Center breakfast meeting
Thu, Feb 13th 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center's next breakfast forum is titled, "The Emotional Side of Business." Dr. Robert J. Perelli, CJM, of The Center of Family Systems Theory Inc., is the guest presenter.
AG James: $2.7 million in grants for Western New York to implement new strategic housing programs
Thu, Feb 13th 2020 07:00 am
Attorney General Letitia James recently announced more than $2.7 million in grants for the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, and Niagara Falls as part of Cities for Responsible Investment and Strategic Enforcement ("Cities RISE"). The program provides municipalities the funding to launch innovative programs related to housing and strategic code enforcement. Cities RISE aims to innovatively address and transform blighted, vacant or poorly maintained problem properties through the use of housing and community data from various state agencies.
Aquarium of Niagara secures funding for event room upgrade
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 06:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara continues to position itself as a premier destination for both Western New Yorkers and tourists alike as it unveils plans for its fourth major capital upgrade in three years.
Documentary short about Buffalo screened at United Nations forum
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 05:05 pm
Buffalo's story of place is being shared with mayors, ministers, journalists and thousands of others attending the United Nations' 10th World Urban Forum this week in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
File tax returns for free at Western New York assistance sites
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 04:50 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced it's partnering with multiple colleges in Western New York to offer free electronic tax preparation and filing resources to students, faculty and members of the community. Those with income of $69,000 or less in 2019 may be eligible to file their federal and state taxes at one of the Tax Department's free tax assistance sites.
Unique workshops at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 04:50 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens offers a wide variety of workshops throughout the year.
Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Zweibel coming to UB for a series of theater workshops
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 04:30 pm
Alan Zweibel, a five-time Emmy Award-winning original writer for "Saturday Night Live," and University at Buffalo alumnus (BA '72), will inaugurate the UB College of Arts and Sciences' Visiting Professor in the Arts endowment with a three-part workshop at UB.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee releases 2020 schedule
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 04:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has released its schedule of remaining 2020 sessions. Meetings will be held at 11 a.m. - only if there are new business items to review. Dates include: Wednesday, March 25; Wednesday, June 17; and Wednesday Sept. 23.
2020 WNY Boat Show returns to ADPRO Sports Training Center
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 04:30 pm
The 2020 WNY Boat Show will be held at the ADPRO Sports Training Center. The Marine Trades Association presents this annual expo, which showcases premiere boat dealers across Buffalo and Western New York. Brand-new models of family sport boats, cruisers, pontoon boats, fishing boats, personal watercrafts and more will be featured.
Artpark, Funtime Presents welcome Andrew Bird and Calexico, Iron & Wine to Mainstage Theater
Tue, Feb 11th 2020 12:45 pm
Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird will join collaborators Calexico and Iron & Wine for "The Great Summer Stroll Tour" live at the Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 15.
HAL takes guests to space
Tue, Feb 11th 2020 12:35 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's next program, "The Road to the Moon Went Through Western New York," will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Catholic Health hospitals earn Blue Distinction Center designations for quality in knee and hip replacement and spine surgery
Tue, Feb 11th 2020 12:25 pm
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has named Catholic Health hospitals Blue Distinction Centers in knee and hip replacement and spine surgery as part of its Blue Distinction Specialty Care program.
Pulitzer-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson visits Buffalo on March 18
Tue, Feb 11th 2020 12:25 pm
Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2019-20 BABEL season continues with celebrated writer Marilynne Robinson on March 18 at Kleinhans Music Hall, beginning at 8 p.m.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra pays homage to past Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch
Tue, Feb 11th 2020 12:10 pm
Marvin Hamlisch, beloved Broadway and film composer, served as principal pops conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra from 2003-07 before his untimely passing in 2012. This Valentine's weekend at Kleinhans Music Hall, Hamlisch's longtime friend and collaborator, Kevin Cole, joins Maestro John Morris Russell and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for "Nobody Does It Better: The Music of Marvin Hamlisch," celebrating the legendary composer's music from "A Chorus Line," "The Sting," "Ice Castles," "The Way We Were," "Sophie's Choice" and James Bond theme "Nobody Does It Better."
Erie County: 2021 cultural funding application changes, release & applicant briefing
Tue, Feb 11th 2020 12:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the Erie County Arts and Cultural Advisory Board ("EACAB"), will kick-off the 2021 Arts and Cultural Funding Program with an application release on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

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