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Buffalo Sabres, Nathan Beaulieu agree to 2-year contract
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 06:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team signed defenseman Nathan Beaulieu to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.4 million.
Free dementia education program in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:10 am
Behavior is a powerful form of communication - and one of the primary ways for people with Alzheimer's disease to communicate their needs and feelings, as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.
Kenan Center elects new board officers, members
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:10 am
The Kenan Center has announced the appointment of officers and new members to its board of governors. Assuming new roles as board officers are Selena Truax Morello (past second vice president to president) and Chris Marra (past secretary to second vice president).
Niagara County Department of Health provides breastfeeding, baby changing station at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:10 am
The Niagara County Department of Health is providing a shaded, private breastfeeding and baby changing station at the Niagara County Fair this year.
'Discovery Gala' grows into bigger tent party along Lockport's Erie Canal
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:05 am
What could be better than the Niagara History Center's annual Discovery Gala party and auction? Organizers claim to have the answer, and said their mid-summer event has grown into a can't-miss event, set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19.
Kenan Center plans 'Summer Shindig' celebrating 50 years
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:05 am
The Kenan Center is planning a 1960s-style wrap-up to the summer to mark its 50th anniversary, and organizers said it's shaping up to be the "party of parties."
PBS announces 'We'll Meet Again' with Ann Curry
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:05 am
PBS has announced "We'll Meet Again," a new six-part series produced by Blink Films in partnership with Ann Curry's media venture, is scheduled to premiere in winter 2018.
Grand Island Highway Department: Community blood drive for Unyts set for Aug. 10
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island community is teaming up with Unyts to ensure that blood products are available for patients in need this summer.
Mercy Flight Gala set for Sept. 9
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Mercy Flight will hold its Beacon of Hope Gala on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
Community celebrates 51 years of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston owes its reputation for being a thriving arts community to the annual Lewiston Art Festival. Sponsored by Lewiston Council on the Arts and now in its 51st year, the festival has been named top cultural destination/summer festival showcase event by a handful of national publications.
Dave Koz, Larry Graham Riviera Theatre concert postponed
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:50 am
Due to circumstances beyond the venue's control, arising from recent storm-related flooding, The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center regretfully announced the Dave Koz and Larry Graham "Side by Side" concert, scheduled for this Sunday, July 30, has been postponed until 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31.
In the Loop with the L-P BOE: Fitness center opening to community
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:00 am
It is with great pleasure (and much pride) that we open the Lewiston-Porter Fitness Center to the community beginning Monday, Sept. 11. It is the Lewiston-Porter School District's goal to provide a safe, convenient and affordable opportunity to practice a healthy lifestyle to our entire community.
Town of Lewiston tables approval of water district, line project
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:00 am
Monday's Lewiston Town Board public hearing on establishment of a single town water district en route to a proposed $10.3 million townwide waterline improvement project saw a mere two comments offered by residents, and two board members absent.
Revised Fairchild Place plan moving forward
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:00 am
It was relatively smooth sailing this week for developer James Jerge and his team, as neither the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission nor the Zoning Board of Appeals offered any serious objections to his revised residential redevelopment project at 765 Fairchild Place.
Repairs of Golden Age Center a 'money pit,' supervisor says
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The ongoing analysis of whether the Town of Grand Island needs a new community center has brought to the forefront an unsolved problem: what to do about the aging Nike Base.
'Olden Days to Modern Ways': Niagara County Fair coming to Lockport
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
More than 35,000 people are expected to attend the Niagara County Fair over its five-day run Aug. 2-6. The fair, held at 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport, will include local events, live music, shows, contests, food, rides and other attractions - making it the largest youth fair in New York.
Peach Queen supports Make-A-Wish
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
On Sunday, Aug. 6, 2016-17 Peach Queen Angelica Beiter will hold a basket auction and vendor fair to raise money for the Make-A-Wish program. This event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Parish Center located at 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club meat raffle
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston will hold a meat raffle Saturday, Aug. 5, to support Project Eliminate - the Kiwanis International global initiative to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This meat raffle will take place at the Lewiston No. 2 firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with drawings beginning at 7 p.m.
Mark Daul: Advice on summertime pests, fleas
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The most aggravating time of your pet's life is when it encounters the pesky flea.
Higgins announces House approval of bill making Kids Korner permanent
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 06:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved legislation that will preserve Kids Korner, a program that provides veterans with child care services at the Buffalo VA Medical Center.
Local veterans ride for fallen police
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 06:05 pm
A patriotic group of local bikers will ride in honor of fallen police officers on Sunday, through parts of Niagara and Erie counties, the group's president announced this week.
Volunteer firefighters join forces at 118th annual WNYVFA convention
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 05:35 pm
Volunteer firefighters from all over Western New York are coming together in Wheatfield for the 118th annual Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention running now through Saturday.
A good night's work: 6 nonprofits, 14 marketers, 24 hours, 32 projects part of JFG's 10th anniversary CreateAthon
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 05:25 pm
One week ago, J. Fitzgerald Group successfully closed its 10th-anniversary CreateAthon by producing 32 marketing and advertising projects for six regional charitable organizations over 24 hours.
Higgins calls for action to address toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 05:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for more to be done to address toxic algal blooms that threaten the health of Lake Erie, and is writing to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator requesting the harmful algal bloom coordinator be provided with the resources to combat the problem.
Wheatfield Lions hold annual installation of officers, picnic
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 12:10 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club recently held its annual installation of officers and picnic.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas welcomes new executive director
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 12:10 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas recently announced Adria Sortino as its new executive director.
NACC to host indigenous drumming
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 12:10 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, along with Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe, and the New York State Council of the Arts, announces a multicultural celebration of indigenous drumming will take place Saturday, July 29, at the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Biggest Paddles Up ever anticipated
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 11:30 am
Organizers of Saturday's Paddles Up Niagara at Beaver Island State Park anticipate the biggest turnout in the event's 12-year history.
Instacart launches one-hour grocery delivery service in Western New York
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:25 am
Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing retail delivery service whose shoppers handpick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced it is expanding into the Buffalo area to serve more than 425,000 households beginning Aug. 1.
Ortt delivers a total of $40,000 to museums throughout Niagara County
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:10 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt ceremonially delivered a total of $40,000 in state funding to several museum organizations throughout Niagara County. Ortt secured the funding as part of the 2017-18 state budget, in addition to funding secured over the past two years for museums in his district.
Old Falls Street's annual 'Touch-a-Truck' family event includes food drive
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
It's time once again for Old Falls Street, USA's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. The afternoon allows children and their families the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate.
ESD: Burgard High School advanced manufacturing program moving forward with construction of new welding lab
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced a $3.2 million Buffalo Billion initiative lead by Alfred State College is moving forward with the construction of a new, state-of-the-art welding lab, and renovations of the existing machine tool lab and auto lab for the use of the advanced manufacturing students. Burgard High School's advanced manufacturing program continues to be a pipeline for students interested in welding, automotive and other cutting-edge manufacturing careers.
Collins & Pascrell's firefighter cancer registry bill passes full committee
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
Congressmen Chris Collins and Bill Pascrell authored a bill that would require the CDC to develop and maintain a registry to collect data regarding the incidence of cancer in firefighters. The bill advanced Thursday through the energy and commerce committee. This piece of legislation addresses a gap in research conducted on the heath impacts of a career of firefighting.
Niagara Falls: Olin Corp. pledges support to new Niagara Community Center
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
Olin Corp., an industrial supplier of chlorine-related products and a major employer in Niagara Falls, recently presented a check for $10,000 to the new Niagara Community Center, which is adjacent to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School.
NYS Parks to host Paddle Fest
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:25 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host the "Wear it On the Water" Paddle Fest, highlighting the growing sport of kayaking.
Cardiologist joins Heart Center of Niagara medical staff
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced a key addition to its growing staff of cardiologists at The Heart Center of Niagara.
Parking garage renovations to resume at Memorial
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Renovations to the 10th Street parking garage on Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's downtown campus will resume Monday. Work will begin on the uppermost level and proceed downward one level at a time. As each level is completed, parking spaces that have been temporarily restricted from use will be returned to service.
Working Artist Residency Program returns to Artpark
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Artpark & Company has selected a cutting-edge Master of Fine Arts student from Ontario College of Art and Design to complete a working artist residency. The Working Artist Residency Program will run through July 30, with the artist living in the community and crafting his art experience on the Artpark grounds.
Poloncarz appoints Geary DPW commissioner
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has appointed William Geary Jr. as Erie County commissioner of the Department of Public Works. Geary, who had been serving as deputy commissioner of the Department in the Highways Division since October 2012, replaces Charles Sickler. Sickler had been serving as interim commissioner of the Public Works Department following the retirement of John Loffredo in January.
Sheraton At The Falls earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 3rd year in a row
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Sheraton At The Falls has announced it received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned top traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.