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Breast density can determine one's risk for breast cancer
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:35 pm
A major risk factor for breast cancer, which is relatively unknown to women, is dense breasts. Knowing one's breast density is another part of the ongoing fight that assists in the early detection and prevention of breast cancer. Only one in eight women are aware that their breast density is a risk factor for breast cancer. One in five women are aware that dense breast tissue makes it harder to find cancer on a mammogram or show any changes in the breast.
VFW Post 313 kicks off capital campaign
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:30 pm
I'm sure you are aware of the important role the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 313 plays in helping veterans in the Youngstown area. Our work is supported largely by the generous donors who contribute to our annual capital campaign.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: 100th anniversary of appearances at Fatima observed
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
Saturday, Oct. 14, parishioners of St. Stephen R.C. Church took part in a public prayer gathering in observance of the 100th anniversary of Fatima.
Island Ship Center to host industry confab
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
The Association of Mail & Business Centers is coming to Niagara Falls and Grand Island, drawn to the area by two Islanders who have become leaders in their industry.
Lewiston No. 1 invites community to attend wine taste/food pairing
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. is putting out the invite to Niagara County residents to help support the company and enjoy a fine evening of socializing.
Town of Porter: LWRP public focus session set for Monday
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:25 pm
Porter and Youngstown-area residents will have another opportunity to participate in a public focus session on the town's continuing Local Waterfront Revitalization Program.
Enbridge provides $8K grant: Special extractor, drying cabinet will remove carcinogens from firefighters' gear
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
Cancer, not flames, may be the firefighter's greatest enemy.
Grand Island Town Board: New townhouse apartment complex on GI Boulevard gets OK
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
A 40-unit townhouse complex on Grand Island Boulevard received site plan approval from the Grand Island Town Board Monday.
Spacone running for GI Town Council
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
Dr. Celia Spacone is the executive director of the Buffalo Psychiatric Center (BPC), where she has enjoyed a highly distinguished 32-year career. Spacone will soon be retiring from her position at the BPC, and is eager to bring her unique set of skills and abilities to the Grand Island Town Council.
Montana seeks council post
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
My name is Cyndy Montana and I am running for Town Council. I want to thank the Island Dispatch for giving me this opportunity to speak directly to you, my fellow Island friends and neighbors, and tell you a bit about myself, my vision for Grand Island and the qualities I will bring to the Town Board if elected. I hope to earn your vote on Nov. 7!
Phone scam alert; involves hospital number
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
Residents in the community are receiving phone calls for solicitation and a request for payment from a telephone number that is showing up on their caller ID as being from Mount St. Mary's Hospital. These calls are fraudulent. The hospital telephone numbers have been "spoofed."
NCDOH to offer diabetes workshops
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The six-week workshop series begins Friday, Oct. 27, and runs from 9-11 a.m. at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Free trick-or-treating event at Fashion Outlets
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, will host its third annual Boo Bash trick-or-treating event from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. The free, indoor trick-or-treating event will offer a variety of additional family fun activities for $1 each, with proceeds benefiting United Way of Greater Niagara.
Momlife: Parent or publisher? Raising children in the age of 'sharenting'
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
Posting photos of your child on social media has become so commonplace that people expect it - from the delivery room to graduation, and hash tags to match; how else do you prove you're a parent if you haven't uploaded a family photo album?
United Way of Greater Niagara will 'Go for the Goal' at Hard Rock, looking to reach campaign goal
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 07:35 pm
Representatives of the United Way of Greater Niagara held a press conference Friday morning to announce details of "Go for the Goal," a fundraiser the organization is holding Friday, Nov. 3, to help reach its campaign goal. The media gathering was held at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA - site of the benefit event.
Collins calls for new IJC chair, commissioners to address 'failed' Plan 2014
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 07:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins on Friday condemned claims by International Joint Commission Chair Lana Pollack that Plan 2014 and the IJC were not responsible for Lake Ontario's shoreline flooding this past spring.
Seneca Gaming Corp.'s Gagnon receives Patty Becker Pay It Forward Award
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 06:40 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp, President & CEO Holly Gagnon has received the prestigious Patty Becker Pay It Forward Award. Global Gaming Women announced the winners of its 2017 Patty awards at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E).
Schumer & Higgins back TIGER grant application for DL&W terminal
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 06:40 pm
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins are supporting the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's application for a $16.3 million federal grant through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program to complete the Delaware Lackawanna & Western station project.
Fall foliage photo contest returns to Erie County Parks
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 06:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the return of the popular "Fall for Erie County Parks" photo contest, which is open to Erie County residents and offers amateur photographers an opportunity to focus on the beauty of Erie County's 10,000-acre parks system and a chance to win a prize.
Niagara University Family Business Center hosts breakfast forum
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:40 pm
"Why Businesses Fail" will be the topic of the Niagara University Family Business Center's next breakfast meeting at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville.
Antiques and Fine Arts Auction to benefit Community Missions
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:10 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual Antiques and Fine Arts Auction on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 12, at the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown. Admission is $10 per person and $15 per couple, with all proceeds benefitting crisis services and Mark's Place (HIV/AIDS residence) at Community Missions.
Empire State Development commissioner to lead multisector trade mission to Israel
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:10 pm
Empire State Development has announced Commissioner Howard Zemsky will lead a Global NY trade mission to Israel from Dec. 3-7. Global NY is New York's portal for both foreign businesses looking to invest in New York and for local businesses interested in exporting internationally.
Electricity prices expected to be lower than average this winter, natural gas prices up slightly
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:10 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday announced that, while the price of electricity this winter is expected to be lower than average, the price of natural gas will move slightly higher.
Pediatrics scholar to offer lecture at Niagara University on childhood obesity
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:05 pm
Dr. Stephen Cook, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will discuss the social determinants of health and childhood obesity during a Nov. 9 presentation at Niagara University.
Day of events at UB libraries to celebrate freedom of government information
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:05 pm
The University at Buffalo Libraries will celebrate the freedom of information by hosting "Preserving Our Knowledge," an all-day series of free sessions to promote Open Access Week.
Town of Niagara: Bri Estates proposal remains topic of discussion
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 01:05 pm
At the monthly Town of Niagara Town Board meeting Tuesday, citizens of the town came prepared to speak their mind on the looming Bri Estates development proposed by Double C Realty, which would place over 100 homes behind residents of Colonial Drive and Miller Road.
Town of Wheatfield email system hacked
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 01:00 pm
During the Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting Monday, agenda motions were approved as normal. After the agenda motions, the board went into  member items. Here, councilman Larry Helwig announced to the crowd that if the board or town officials hadn't responded to a citizen email, there was a reason. 
Churches across Niagara Region - in Canada and US - join together for 'Niagara Now'
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 07:00 am
"Niagara Now" will take place across the U.S. and Canadian border later this month. The event was started by a small group of pastors last year, lead by the Rev. Dale Hiebert of Dwelling Place Church in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This year, the pastors on the Niagara Now team commissioned the Rev. Joel Arcadipane of i61 Church in East Aurora to lead the American side.
Niagara University renames dining facility after Russell Salvatore
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara University announced Wednesday it is renaming its recently renovated and expanded dining commons to commemorate a generous gift from local restaurateur and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore.
Cuomo: Buffalo Harbor State Park transformation is complete
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 07:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the transformation of the new Buffalo Harbor State Park, the City of Buffalo's first state park, is now complete. New York purchased the once-neglected property in 2013 and immediately invested $15 million across three phases to remediate the brownfield and transform all 190 acres into a vibrant state park. Today, more than 240,000 people visit the park annually.
Seneca Niagara Events Center takes home top honors for 'Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year' at 5th annual Casino Entertainment Awards
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 05:10 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announced the Seneca Niagara Events Center took home the prestigious 2017 Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year" award at the fifth annual Casino Entertainment Awards.
Art works at 2017 CAM gala
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 05:10 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University hosted its fall fundraiser on Saturday at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The museum called this new event "CAMfest."
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction running until Oct. 29
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction that will start at 5 p.m. The auction will be held at until 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Community Foundation accepting applications for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 01:45 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is accepting applications for the 2018 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process. Grants will support the following areas of interest:
Niagara Falls: Public information meeting on final design of parkway removal project (Main Street to Findlay Drive)
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 01:45 pm
The New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, in conjunction with its project partners the New York Power Authority, New York State Department of Transportation, USA Niagara Development Corp. and the City of Niagara Falls, will hold a public information meeting for the parkway removal project in Niagara Falls.
Great Lakes Real Estate donates $1,000 to Niagara Hospice
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 12:25 pm
On Monday, Great Lakes Real Estate presented a check to Paul Beatty Jr. for Niagara Hospice. In addition to the cash donation, Great Lakes Real Estate also supports the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon.
Updated Niagara River Greenway Commission project consultation application
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 12:20 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced the project consultation application has been updated and is now available on the commission's website ( The updated application is available under project submissions / consultation and review forms.
Colvin Cleaners seeks coats, as annual 'Coats 4 Kids' program begins
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 12:20 pm
Colvin Cleaners is asking Western New Yorkers to go through their closets and donate gently used or new winter coats, jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for toddlers, young adults and families in need this winter season.
Poloncarz statement on death of officer Craig Lehner
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 09:50 pm
Statement from Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on the death of Buffalo Police officer Craig Lehner:
Edmund Fitzgerald tribute returns
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 09:10 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 4, The Lewiston Council on the Arts will present "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. This multisensory, multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar, who will commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the disaster.

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