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Meet Zara: Aquarium of Niagara names new harbor seal pup
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 10:45 am
On Thursday, the Aquarium of Niagara revealed the name of its new harbor seal pup: Zara.
Chris Brown honored by Artpark & Company
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 05:55 pm
Artpark & Company recently announced a special dedication in honor of the late Christopher H. Brown, its former board chairman.
Jacobs: President should declare opioid/heroin crisis a 'national state of emergency'
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 05:50 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, co-chair of the New York State Senate's Heroin and Opioid Task Force, announced Wednesday his objections to President Donald Trump's decision not to declare the country's heroin and opioid epidemic a "national emergency."
Niagara Falls Community Development seeks north end food access proposals
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 01:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is seeking competitive proposals for sale/access to fresh food options, located in but not limited to, in Federal Census Tracts 202 and 204. Proposals are due to the department on Sept. 8.
New Era Field 'Uber Zone' to debut at Bills preseason opener Thursday
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 01:45 pm
As Buffalo Bills fans prepare for the upcoming season, they will now have a new option for attending games with the arrival of Uber, the "Official Rideshare Partner of the Buffalo Bills."
NCCC, YWCA, Niagara County Sheriff's Office partner to assist victims of sexual assault
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 01:00 pm
Representatives from Niagara County Community College, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Rape Crisis Program and the Niagara County Sheriff's Victim Assistance Unit signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, to formalize their ongoing efforts to provide services for sexual assault victims at the college.
PHOTOS: Gov't Mule at Artpark
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 11:20 am
Artpark & Company welcomed blues rock/jam band Gov't Mule to the Outdoor Amphitheater as part of this week's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series.
'Battle of the Businesses' at annual OUN bartending event
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 10:15 am
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual "Celebrity Bartending" event - this year dubbed "Battle of the Businesses" - from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities whom the agency supports.
Macy's hosts 12th annual 'Shop For A Cause' to benefit March of Dimes
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 07:00 am
From Thursday, Aug. 10, to Sunday, Aug. 13, Macy's will offer customers a way to save big while giving back to the health of moms and babies.
10th annual Walk Off Hunger raises record-breaking $93,000
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 05:00 pm
The 10th annual Walk Off Hunger, presented by Life Storage, raised a record-breaking $93,000 for the Food Bank of WNY. The proceeds from the event will help the Food Bank of WNY provide approximately 558,000 nutritious meals for hungry local families.
Dyster, Higgins cut ribbon on 70th Street Park
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 04:45 pm
On Tuesday, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster joined Congressman Brian Higgins, members of the Niagara Falls City Council and local officials to cut the ribbon on the 70th Street Park improvement project.
Cuomo: More than $3.1 million for emergency food assistance in Western New York
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 04:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced $3.1 million has been awarded to four emergency food relief organizations in Western New York through the Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program, administered by the Department of Health.
Cuomo: No-cost or lower-cost Naloxone available at pharmacies across New York
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 04:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a first-in-the-nation program to provide no-cost or lower-cost naloxone at pharmacies across New York.
USDA seeks applications for loans to provide broadband in rural areas
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 04:35 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for loans to provide and expand broadband service in rural areas, Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced.
Yelp representative to speak with local business owners
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 04:35 pm
On Monday, Aug. 14, Destination Niagara USA and Niagara Falls Community Development will welcome a representative from social media giant Yelp to speak directly with local business owners.
Report: Western New York's nonprofit arts & culture industry generates $352 million in economic activity, supports 10,000 jobs annually
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 09:50 am
The nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $352.1 million in annual economic activity in Western New York — supporting 10,160 full-time-equivalent jobs and generating $40.3 million in local and state government revenues. So said the Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 national economic impact study.
On Purple Heart Day, Higgins presents medals recognizing sacrifices of 2 Army veterans
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 09:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined local Vietnam War veteran Mykola "Nick" Shwec and the family of late Korean War veteran Michael "Mike" Licata on Monday at the Purple Heart Memorial, along the Walk of Heroes, at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. On National Purple Heart Day, Higgins was there to honor the service and sacrifice of both Purple Heart recipients, and all veterans.
Niagara Falls Community Development seeks outdoor winter activities; public ice skating preferred
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 09:30 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is seeking outdoor winter activity proposals for three downtown surface parking lots, for the winter 2017-18 season, via request for proposal:
Volunteer training slated at Niagara Hospice
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 09:00 am
Niagara Hospice has scheduled a volunteer training for 5 p.m. Sept. 25-26 at its Lockport campus, 4675 Sunset Drive.
FASNY honors Islander at awards ceremony
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York recently awarded the 2017 FASNY Gerard J. Buckenmeyer Volunteer Scholarship to MaryElisabeth Rustowicz of Grand Island.
Dynasty: Grand Island Chalk Walk team preps for Lewiston Art Festival
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island High School art teacher Megan Gaiek is becoming the Gene Masters of art competitions for her school.
Historic Trinity welcomes Step-In-Time Studio of Dance
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 04:30 pm
Deby LeFevre said every day she thanks her lucky stars that she found a new home for her Grand Island dance school, Step-In-Time Studio of Dance. Moving to her new location, however, probably had more to do with divine providence than luck.
Tickets for all BPO concerts on sale Aug. 12
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 03:20 pm
'Disney's Fantasia Live in Concert,' the BPO debut of Traffic's Dave Mason, and the chance to experience the epic 'Carmina Burana' live are just a few moments planned for the BPO's 2017-18 season.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake raises thousands for Niagara Hospice
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 03:00 pm
The 18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise and Clambake, held July 14, continued its tradition of lively entertainment, food and leisurely sailing, all to benefit Niagara Hospice patients. The event, now in its 18th year, raised funds to support the programs and services of Niagara Hospice. A skipper's check presentation will be in October at Niagara Hospice.
Niagara County Department of Health joins cooperative effort to wipeout rabies
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 03:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine.
Village of Youngstown: Victoria's Hair Salon becomes second home for owner
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 02:20 pm
It's been 20 years since Victoria Quarantillo established her hair care business in the Village of Youngstown. Running Victoria's Hair Salon has been a long journey for her, but one in which she's gained "awesome friends and growth," Quarantillo said. Nowadays, Victoria calls her salon a "second home."
Peach Festival debuting Thursday preview night
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 02:15 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has announced it will hold an amusement ride preview night from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at Academy Park in Lewiston. The event will lead off this year's Niagara County Peach Festival.
Ortt presents $12,500 check to Miller Hose Fire Co. for new equipment
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 01:10 pm
In support of community protection services, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Monday presented the Miller Hose Fire Co. with a $12,500 check to purchase new equipment. Ortt secured the funding through this year's state budget.
Niagara Falls Memorial promotes Sanjay Chadha to senior management post
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 01:00 pm
Sanjay Chadha, M.B.A., has been promoted to senior vice president for service line operations at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo announced the promotion.
ECHDC, Ryan announce new public art display coming to Buffalo Outer Harbor
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 01:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced Monday that ECHDC has entered into an agreement with Griffis Sculpture Park to erect a major sculpture on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. "Flat Man," a 30-foot steel sculpture, will be located on the Greenway Nature Trail near the water's edge.
'Brain Candy Live!' starring Adam Savage and Michael Stevens booked at UB
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 01:00 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents "Brain Candy Live!" starring Adam Savage and Michael Stevens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Aug. 11. A limited number of VIP tickets (premium seating and meet-and-greet) are available for $129.
Building a new 'Tradition!' at Artpark
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 12:05 pm
A month's work of training, teaching and tutoring of student actors paid off Sunday, as more than 800 people attended an Artpark Theater Academy presentation of "Fiddler on the Roof Jr."
'Jazz Brunch' raises funds for Lewiston festival
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 11:00 am
Water Street Landing hosted a fundraiser on Sunday for the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY. For a slight upcharge, patrons could enjoy a live jazz performance by The Jim Bohm Trio while enjoying breakfast.
Niagara County supports 'greening' of Art Festival
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 09:00 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts Artistic Director Eva Nicklas recently met with 2nd District Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh to express thanks for the legislature's support. Nicklas also was there to share information about the "greening" of Lewiston during the 51st annual Lewiston Art Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13.
A monumental tribute: Youngstown sculptor to create Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper statue
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has received a new commission of great significance for Grand Island. She has been chosen to create the statue of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper, a World War II hero from Grand Island.
Grand Island: Supervisor says councilman in denial
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nate McMurray posted to social media this week and reiterated that the West River Connector Trail project is still going as planned and that reports to the contrary are misleading.
Paddles Up! participation sets records
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 06:55 am
The 12th annual Paddles Up!, held on July 29 at Beaver Island State Park, was highlighted in the Waterkeeper Alliance's seventh annual Splash series of events. Waterkeepers Alliance is a grassroots organization that is comprised of 300 Waterkeeper organizations and affiliates.
UPDATE: Niagara Falls Water Board postulates cause of wastewater discharge
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 09:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Water Board released the following statement Friday evening:
Board continues to maximize outflows as Lake Ontario 'falls quickly'
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 06:10 pm
Lake Ontario levels have been dropping rapidly compared to average rates through the months of June and July. The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board has been releasing the unprecedented outflow of 10,400 m3/s (367,300 cfs) since June 14 and, despite wet conditions, Lake Ontario levels have fallen 30 cm (12 in.) since peaking in late May.
Niagara County human service agency acquires lifesaving devices
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 06:00 pm
Four sites operated by Empower, formerly Niagara Cerebral Palsy, are equipped with semiautomated external defibrillators thanks to an underwriting grant from Univera Healthcare. With the devices, known as AEDs, these group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities are better equipped to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest.
 

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