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Designated Drivers of Buffalo offers Memorial Day alternative to drinking & driving
Fri, May 26th 2017 05:35 pm
In an effort to promote responsible drinking on Memorial Day weekend, Designated Drivers of Buffalo will be adding extra drivers, extra hours of availability, offering member rates to anyone requesting a ride, and half off for all active military members as well as veterans (with valid military ID) through Memorial Day.
USDA encourages use of food thermometers to be food safe this summer
Fri, May 26th 2017 05:30 pm
Summer is a time for family vacations, backyard barbecues and plenty of outdoor activities with food as the centerpiece. But before those steaks and burgers go on the grill, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) wants to remind consumers to keep their family and themselves safe from foodborne illness by using a food thermometer to ensure meat and poultry is cooked to the correct internal temperature.
Town of Porter Justice Truesdale seeks re-election
Fri, May 26th 2017 05:10 pm
Town of Porter Justice David Truesdale has announced his intention to seek re-election to a 10th term as town justice. Truesdale, a lifelong resident of the Town of Porter, is completing his 36th year as justice.
Passport to Lewiston raffle tickets now on sale
Fri, May 26th 2017 05:00 pm
Tickets for to the sixth annual Passport To Lewiston raffle are now on sale, with more $2,000 worth of gifts and certificates offered. The event benefits the Lewiston Public Library.
Each May and June, motorists should be on alert for turtles crossing the road
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:35 pm
Our native turtles are on the move in May and June, seeking sandy areas or loose soil to lay their eggs. In New York, thousands of turtles are killed each year when vehicles strike them as they migrate to their nesting areas.
Braun seeks new term
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:35 pm
Second Ward Alderwoman Donna Braun stated earlier this week she will seek re-election to North Tonawanda's Common Council, pointing to ongoing economic development efforts as a major part of her planned third-term agenda.
Local ceremonies and events scheduled for Memorial Day
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:30 pm
This Memorial Day weekend, community members will come together across the U.S. to honor those who gave their lives for their country. Listed below are local events scheduled for the Town of Niagara, the Town of Wheatfield and the City of North Tonawanda.
Town of Niagara: Residents' feedback sought for 2018 comprehensive plan
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:30 pm
A community forum was held Monday night at the Town of Niagara's Calvin K. Richards/Youth Activity Center to gather resident feedback for developing the town's new comprehensive plan.
DEC encourages New Yorkers to learn about harmful algal blooms as warm weather starts
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is encouraging New Yorkers to learn about harmful algal blooms, or "HABs," as DEC's 2017 HABs notification season starts today, and the weather becomes warmer.
Empower expands programming thanks to 3 new grants
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:25 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, has received three grants to support individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families in becoming more independent and more involved in their communities.
Memorial receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Fri, May 26th 2017 04:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Tim Hortons: Buy a coffee May 31, brighten a kid's future
Fri, May 26th 2017 07:00 am
Tim Hortons restaurants in the U.S. continue to brew coffee for a great cause.
Niagara University Repertory Theatre presents free children's theater at NU & Artpark
Fri, May 26th 2017 07:00 am
This summer, Niagara University Theatre's 40-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues.
Perennial sale in Youngstown
Fri, May 26th 2017 07:00 am
Did you miss out on the Lewiston Garden Club's perennial sale? Well, there's still a chance to find that special plant you've been looking for this spring.
Salute: HART celebrates 35 years
Thu, May 25th 2017 05:50 pm
At an awards ceremony on Wednesday, HART Interfaith Inc. (also known as the Home Assistance Referral Team) marked 35 years of helping seniors. "Salute!" was the theme of the dinner program, which was held inside the new Niagara Falls Country Club banquet room in Lewiston.
DEC asks anglers to avoid spawning lake sturgeon while fishing in New York waters
Thu, May 25th 2017 04:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is asking anglers to avoid spawning lake sturgeon in New York's Great Lakes waters, Great Lakes connecting channels, and tributaries of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, Finger Lakes, and Oneida Lake. Typically during this time of year, DEC receives multiple reports of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) caught by anglers fishing for walleye and other species.
Jacobs honors NYS Women of Distinction
Thu, May 25th 2017 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Buffalo residents Katie Joyce and Meghan Cavanaugh as the 2017 New York State Senate Women of Distinction honorees. The founders of the Girls on the Run chapter were recognized for their impact on young women.
NY Sea Grant, Cornell University to survey high water impact
Thu, May 25th 2017 04:05 pm
New York Sea Grant has awarded rapid response funding to Cornell University to develop and conduct a standardized high water impact survey in the areas along southern and eastern Lake Ontario. This effort is in response to stakeholder requests for a standardized method to collect data on the impacts of high water levels on waterfront properties.
Community Missions holds 25th annual awards brunch
Thu, May 25th 2017 04:00 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. held its 25th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch on Wednesday afternoon at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
Morinello appointed to NYS Assembly subcommittee on women veterans
Thu, May 25th 2017 03:55 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello has been appointed to the New York State Assembly's subcommittee on women veterans. The subcommittee focuses on the distinct challenges and experiences women veterans experience after leaving the armed forces.
State Park Police use high-tech drone & old-fashioned rappelling skills to rescue dog from Letchworth Gorge
Thu, May 25th 2017 03:50 pm
Using classic rope rescue skills and an Unmanned Aircraft System, highly trained New York State Park Police rescued a lost dog who was trapped about halfway down the 400-foot Letchworth State Park gorge on Monday afternoon.
ECHDC, Canalside Management Group announce Canalside's 'busy' summer season
Thu, May 25th 2017 12:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) and Canalside Management Group on Thursday announced Canalside's 2017 season of summer events and programming.
'A Night of Praise and Healing,'
a fundraising event for Back To Basics Outreach Ministries
Thu, May 25th 2017 12:15 pm
Elim Christian Fellowship in Buffalo will be the site of an uplifting evening of gospel music featuring some of the brightest lights in Buffalo's vibrant gospel community: Pastor Rhonda Henderson; Wynetta Hall-Meelveen; Jada Spight; and three choirs - The Elim Christian Fellowship Choir, 1st Calvary Missionary Baptist Church and New Mt. Ararat Temple of Prayer Directed by Preston Brown. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. at 70 Chalmers Ave., Buffalo. It is a fundraiser for Back to Basics Outreach Ministries.
#SoakItIn: Niagara Falls announces summer fun & entertainment for 2017
Thu, May 25th 2017 12:05 pm
Representatives from the leading tourism and entertainment venues in downtown Niagara Falls came together Thursday to outline all that residents and visitors can see, experience and enjoy this summer. Destination Niagara USA, Old Falls Street, USA, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, and Niagara Falls State Park held a special joint media conference to announce the extensive list of entertainment and activities taking place this summer.
Cuomo highlights accomplishments at Buffalo's waterfront
Wed, May 24th 2017 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday toured several key attractions at Buffalo's waterfront to promote the transformation of the Outer Harbor and encourage tourists to visit the many attractions throughout the city.
TV & film's biggest stars gather to celebrate NBC's 'Red Nose Day' special on Thursday
Wed, May 24th 2017 03:30 pm
More stars are joining NBC's star-studded television event "The Red Nose Day Special" on Thursday (10-11 p.m. ET), to have fun, raise money and change the lives of children in need in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities around the world.
KeyBank employees volunteer with WNY organizations on 27th annual 'Neighbors Make the Difference Day'
Wed, May 24th 2017 03:15 pm
Local KeyBank employees are volunteering with community organizations in Western New York today, advancing neighborhood prosperity.
'Rebels and Redcoats' headed to Old Fort Niagara for American Revolution living history event
Wed, May 24th 2017 03:10 pm
Re-enactors representing the American colonists and British loyalists during the American Revolution will converge on Old Fort Niagara the weekend of June 3 and 4 for a large-scale living-history event that involves camps, mock battles and interactive demonstrations for visitors.
Cuomo announces $53 million Moog expansion in Western New York
Wed, May 24th 2017 01:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced a $53 million expansion of Moog Inc. in Western New York, adding two high-tech facilities in Elma and Wheatfield, and creating up to 200 new jobs in the local space and defense industries.
New York State Department of Health warns of potential measles exposures
Wed, May 24th 2017 09:00 am
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced on Tuesday that a tourist from India who has been confirmed to have measles visited a New York State Thruway Travel Plaza in Herkimer County, a Monroe County hotel, Niagara Falls State Park, and a Niagara Falls restaurant between May 11-12, 2017, potentially exposing others to measles.
Ag. and Markets orders Wheatfield to allow use of biosolids on town land
Tue, May 23rd 2017 05:40 pm
Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets of the State of New York Richard A. Ball has ordered the Town of Wheatfield to allow Milleville Brothers Farms to apply Quasar Energy Group's Equate (a form of biosolids) to its farmland.
Schneiderman announces $18.5 million multistate settlement with Target Corp. over 2013 data breach
Tue, May 23rd 2017 12:15 pm
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Tuesday announced 47 states and the District of Columbia have reached a $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corp. to resolve the states' investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach, which affected more than 41 million customer payment card accounts and exposed contact information for more than 60 million customers.
Makers of Hormel Chili set out to crown America's best firehouse chili
Tue, May 23rd 2017 10:00 am
Nothing elicits a sense of pride at fire stations across the country quite like a firehouse kitchen that produces quality eats, especially chili. That's why the makers of Hormel Chili are working to highlight the underappreciated cooking talents of firefighters everywhere, while also giving firehouses across the country a chance to win $10,000.
Excalibur Open Golf Tournament and Auction slated
Tue, May 23rd 2017 10:00 am
The third annual Excalibur Open Golf Tournament and Auction will be held Thursday, June 29, at the Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club, 4560 Creek Road in Lewiston. Registration and Information is available at excaliburls.com/golf-tournament/ or by calling 716-831-2976.
Department of Social Services employees wear blue for child abuse awareness
Tue, May 23rd 2017 09:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Social Services recently held a "Wear Blue Day" to promote child abuse awareness. Staffers were also asked to donate $1 to the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.
Ortt, Senate pass bill creating $55 million grant program for flood victims along Lake Ontario & other lakeshore communities
Tue, May 23rd 2017 09:35 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday announced the New York State Senate passed legislation that would make $55 million in grants available to those affected by flooding along the Great Lakes, Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River.
High school baseball: Evans leads Lancers to upset win over Starpoint
Tue, May 23rd 2017 09:25 am
On Monday, Lew-Port showed it belongs with Western New York's best. The No. 5 Lancers upset the No. 1 seed Starpoint Spartans, 3-2, in front of a large crowd at Starpoint High School.
Kilcullen, Lohr and Sneed join Memorial staff
Tue, May 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently added three experienced providers to its staff.
FASNY: Enjoy Memorial Day BBQ; remember to play it safe
Tue, May 23rd 2017 07:00 am
With Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, families and friends will be gathering to celebrate the unofficial start of summer, and many people will host backyard barbecues and use their grill for the first time this year.
Bobby Militello Quartet to perform at Kenan Center's Taylor Theater
Tue, May 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Kenan Center, in collaboration with The Carriage House Players, will present The Bobby Militello Quartet, featuring the music of Dave Brubeck, on June 23.