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Thu, Jun 8th 2017 09:40 am
The United Way of Greater Niagara held its "Day of Caring" on Wednesday. As part of the initiative, volunteers worked at the Casey House, located on 710 Cedar Ave., Niagara Falls.
It's soccer, soccer, and more soccer at Fort Niagara
Wed, Jun 7th 2017 07:00 am
This weekend, the Niagara Pioneer Soccer League will hold its annual Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament. Now in its 33rd year, the tournament will offer soccer, soccer and more soccer July 8 and 9 on the fields at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends funding for Moog
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 03:25 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted Tuesday to recommend $1.6 million in funding to Moog Inc. The funding would pay for a portion of costs associated with its Niagara Falls renovation/expansion project.
History comes to life for students on Lewiston tour
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 02:50 pm
Fourth-graders from Grabiarz School #79 visited the Village of Lewiston and The Silo Restaurant on Tuesday. They are reading "Freedom Crossing" as part of their English Language Arts/social studies curriculum, and were given the chance to visit some of the landmarks up close and personal.
Deadline fast approaching for Western New York's only CreateAthon
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 11:00 am
J. Fitzgerald Group, a full-service integrated marketing communications company serving local, regional and international clients, invites applications for its 10th anniversary CreateAthon, an annual 24-hour event that provides free advertising and marketing services to area nonprofit organizations. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. June 12. Forms can be completed at jfitzgeraldgroup.com/createathon.
Morinello welcomes winners of 2017 Italian-American scholarship awards
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 11:00 am
On Monday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in welcoming the students who were awarded the New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators' academic and athletic scholarships.
WNY STEM reprises summer learning experience for The Girls Coding Project
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:55 am
By the year 2020, it's estimated that only 3 percent of the 1.4 million computer science jobs in the U.S. will be held by women. The Girls Coding Project wants to change that.
Jacobs' mandate relief measure passes in Senate
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:55 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, announced the passage by the full Senate of a bill he sponsored (S5791) that provides mandate relief for local governments by allowing them to tailor the implementation of regulatory requirements to their individual municipalities specific needs and capabilities.
Buffalo Audubon Society recognizes NY Sea Grant specialist's coastal education contributions in WNY
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:50 am
The Buffalo Audubon Society has presented its 2017 Henry J. Kord Conservation Award to New York Sea Grant Coastal Education Specialist Helen M. Domske. The award is given only to those who make a very significant contribution to the conservation of Western New York natural resources, according to the announcement by the Buffalo Audubon Society.
U2 confirms Buffalo-area concert date
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:05 am
Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullin will bring The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 to Orchard Park's New Era Field on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Wydysh seeks second term on Niagara County Legislature
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 07:40 pm
Freshman Niagara County lawmaker Becky Wydysh launched her re-election campaign on Monday, pledging to "continue working for my neighbors in Lewiston and Wheatfield and for families all over our county."
Ortt announces $750,000 for former Summit Park Mall
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 05:40 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday announced the approval of a $750,000 state grant for Big Thunder Brewing Co., which will be located in The Summit in Wheatfield.
Hazardous waste voucher program to replace drop-off events in City of Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 03:05 pm
City of Niagara Falls residents are invited to participate in a free voucher program offered through Niagara County to help dispose of household hazardous waste. The voucher program will replace past hazardous waste drop-off events, as the county will no longer hold drop-off days in the City of Niagara Falls.
Comedy legend Bill Murray and international cellist Jan Vogler bring collaboration to Kleinhans Music Hall
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:55 pm
On Oct. 11, Bill Murray and Jan Vogler bring "New Worlds" to Kleinhans Music Hall. The simple title speaks to both the project's origins as a collaboration between two different artistic worlds, and to the theme of the project itself.
NY, MA, KY attorneys general urge FCC to stop ringless robocall messages
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:35 pm
Urging the Federal Communications Commission to crack down on the national onslaught of robocall messages, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey and Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear opposed a petition requesting that so-called "ringless robocalls" be exempt from consumer protections under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
AAA: New York's insufficient child passenger safety laws put kids at risk
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:35 pm
Outdated car seat laws in New York put young children at risk of injury, according to a new analysis by AAA New York State. From 2011-15, a 1-year-old child was injured in a traffic crash in New York once per day, on average - equivalent to 1,896 injuries over the five-year-period.
'Music Mania Mondays' complete concert schedule released
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:35 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace has released the full schedule for the 2017 "Music Mania Mondays" free concert events.
Malala Yousafzai to lead off 31st annual Distinguished Speaker Series at UB
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:25 pm
Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will speak at the University at Buffalo on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus as the first speaker in the 31st annual Distinguished Speakers Series.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School 2017 Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:20 pm
Now in its 12th year, the Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic tournament will take place Monday, July 17, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club. This year's tournament will honor the late Jack Brundage.
New grant allows NU senior to compare Niagara Falls tourism industry to others
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:20 pm
A new research grant will allow a Niagara University senior to determine why Niagara Falls may lag behind comparable stateside tourist destinations when it comes to eradicating poverty and growing its tourism economy.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to collect flags for retirement
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 11:25 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will collect old, worn American flags ready for retirement from Sunday, June 4, to Saturday, June 10.
Chef's Restaurant welcomes 'Field of Dreams' dad Dwier Brown to Buffalo
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 11:25 am
Renowned actor and film star Dwier Brown, best known for his role as Kevin Costner's father in the classic film "Field of Dreams," will make a special Buffalo appearance as part of an ongoing national tour for his book, "If You Built It...A Book About Fathers, Fate, and Field of Dreams."
AT&T's 'It Can Wait' virtual reality simulator showcases dangers of distracted driving as part of AAA's '100 Deadliest Days'
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 11:20 am
New York State Sens. Chris Jacobs and Michael Ranzenhofer, AAA Western and Central New York, New York State Police and AT&T teamed up Thursday to raise awareness for AAA's "100 Deadliest Days" (the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen crash fatalities historically climb 15 percent compared to the rest of the year), as well as AT&T's "It Can Wait" public education campaign and state distracted driving laws.
Grand Island: Town miffed about mowing
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island Town Board vented their frustration this week with the state's care of the two parkways on the Island it's responsible for maintaining.
Bax seeks re-election to Lewiston Town Board
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Over the past 12 years, it has been my absolute privilege to serve as councilman for the Town of Lewiston.
Flanagan seeks Town of Lewiston Board seat
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Resident Francis Flanagan has announced he is running for the Lewiston Town Board. He has received the endorsement of the executive board of the Niagara County Democratic Committee as well as the Lewiston Democratic Committee.
Village of Lewiston waterfront not improving, but jet boats operating as licensed
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 07:00 am
With Lake Ontario water levels still adversely impacting the Village of Lewiston waterfront, the Board of Trustees invited BMC Adam A. Pedzich to Wednesday's special, fiscal year-end meeting. Pedzich is officer in charge at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Niagara.
Wiepert seeks re-election as Porter town supervisor
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 08:00 pm
Town of Porter Supervisor Merton K. "Mert" Wiepert has announced his candidacy for re-election.
Fundraiser for Mike Moreland
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 05:10 pm
A fundraiser has been set for Mike Moreland. Here are all the details:
ECHDC, Outer Harbor Management Group announce summer programming & events schedule
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 04:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the Outer Harbor Management Group (OHMG) on Friday announced their 2017 season of summer activities for the whole family.
Bishop Malone, Catholic Charities' officials ask community's help in reaching 2017 goal as appeal enters final month nearly $1 million short
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 04:35 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, and Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials are asking for help as the organization struggles to reach this year's $11 million goal with the 2017 Appeal entering its final month.
Niagara County: Community invited to 'Come Fly a Kite for Homeless Veterans'
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 03:40 pm
Colorful kites will soar along the Niagara River during the fifth annual "Come Fly a Kite for Homeless Veterans" event, which is set to take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at Gratwick Riverside Park.
Relay For Life of Greater Niagara celebrating 20 years
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 03:35 pm
The 2017 edition of the Relay For Life of Greater Niagara takes place today, starting at noon and continuing to midnight at Reservoir State Park bordering the towns of Niagara and Lewiston.
Grand Island Board of Education: Federal budget blasted
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 03:05 pm
The federal budget received a failing grade from the Grand Island superintendent of schools at the May 15 Board of Education meeting.
Donations provided to Child Advocacy Center of Niagara
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 02:50 pm
The Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union recently held Youth Month, where young credit union members were taught about the importance of saving money for the future and giving back to the community.
Pappas delivers for Twin Cities Meals on Wheels
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 02:45 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas participated with the volunteers of Twin Cities Meals on Wheels last Friday.
Zadzilka asks voters for new term
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 02:40 pm
City of North Tonawanda Common Council President Eric Zadzilka will ask voters to allow him to continue several efforts in the city that have "made North Tonawanda an even better place to raise a family and make a life," Zadzilka recently announced.
Niagara set to 'Neaten Up': Townwide annual cleanup is June 3
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 02:00 pm
You've got to admit it's a neat idea. The Town of Niagara is getting ready for its second annual "Neaten Up Niagara," a spring-cleaning event on a townwide scale.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Award
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 12:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital 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.
Next NT Cash Mob announced
Fri, Jun 2nd 2017 12:15 pm
Join in for the June NT Cash Mob at Not 2 Shabby, located at 287 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. The event runs from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 17.