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Aspen Dental to provide free dental care to thousands of veterans
Tue, May 9th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, June 24, nearly 450 Aspen Dental practices will open their doors to provide free dental care for thousands of veterans across the nation. Local veterans can call 1-844-AspenHMM to schedule an appointment at a participating office in the Buffalo area. Appointments are required and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fort Niagara invites regional residents to May 17 community night
Mon, May 8th 2017 03:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites residents from the greater Buffalo Niagara Region to explore the historic landmark for free from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17.
Roswell Park researcher meeting with lawmakers to discuss opportunity to prevent cancer, improve public health by raising smoking age
Mon, May 8th 2017 03:20 pm
More than 28,000 New Yorkers still die from preventable tobacco-related illnesses each year. Over 95 percent of adults who smoke started smoking before the age of 21.
Better Business Bureau, AT&T, ASIS, US attorney's office and others partner to present free business cybersecurity event at Hilbert College
Mon, May 8th 2017 03:20 pm
According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 60 percent of small businesses that experience a data breach or a cyber-attack are unable to maintain business. In addition, the average cost to fix an attack or a breach is close to $700,000.
Michael Peca & Willie 'Hutch' Jones among 12 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame inductees
Mon, May 8th 2017 12:10 pm
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will introduce its 12-member Class of 2017 on Thursday afternoon, June 1, in the ballroom of the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo. Introduction of this year's new members will commence at 4 p.m. with board President Tom Koller presiding. A reception in the ballroom will immediately follow.
Blues Society announces 4th annual Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival
Mon, May 8th 2017 12:05 pm
The Blues Society of Western New York has announced its 4th annual Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival will be held at Silo City on Saturday, July 8.
Students explore careers at open house on Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Mon, May 8th 2017 12:05 pm
Hundreds of students in grades seven through 12, along with their teachers and parents, took full advantage of the third annual student open house on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus on Monday.
Niagara County brings jobs focus to Lockport
Mon, May 8th 2017 12:00 pm
Niagara Director of Employment and Training Donald Jablonski said successful hiring numbers at a pair of job fairs held in Niagara Falls makes him "optimistic and hopeful" regarding a planned Lockport career fair being held Wednesday.
AAA & ECC occupational therapy assistants host 'CarFit' event
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:50 am
AAA Western and Central New York is teaming up with Erie Community College's occupational therapy assistant program along with other occupational therapy clinicians to ensure senior drivers' cars "fit" them.
AAA: Secure your load - avoid road debris!
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:45 am
As families bring college students home for the summer, they should be on the lookout for road debris and they should take steps to secure their load.
Jacobs appointed to Lyme and tick-borne disease task force
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:40 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, was appointed to the State Senate's Lyme and tick-borne disease task force by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan. Immediately after the appointment, Jacobs held a press conference with Lyme and tick-borne disease advocates to announce state initiatives aimed at increasing efforts to fight the growing public health epidemic.
Marcho Farms Inc. recalls veal, beef & pork products due to possible non-o157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (stec) adulteration
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:35 am
Marcho Farms Inc., a Souderton (Pennsylvania) establishment, is recalling approximately 5,620 pounds of boneless veal, and ground veal, beef and pork products that may be adulterated withnon-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O111, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.
YMCA honors volunteers, partners at 165th annual meeting
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:30 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara recently held its 165th annual meeting at Statler City. At the event, the Y celebrated its 2016 achievements, recognized outstanding youth and volunteers from each of the association's eight branches, and honored longtime board members and community partners.
Niagara River Greenway Commission to meet
Mon, May 8th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, May 16, to determine the consistency of the 55th round of projects. One project under consideration would create the Assumption Forest Preserve on Grand Island.
Village of Lewiston Board receives update on water meter replacement options
Sat, May 6th 2017 08:30 am
Residents in the Village of Lewiston are one step closer to new water meters.
Retaining wall built at DeGlopper Memorial
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
Passersby noticed the first major work on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial Saturday.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life supporters Paint the Town Purple
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
The 2017 Relay For Life Student Ambassadors headed up this year's Paint the Town Purple Day on Grand Island.
Driving with the 'big boys': Student starts 2nd season at Ransomville Speedway
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
At only 15 years old, third-generation Ransomville Speedway driver Robbie Johnston is more than ready to start his second season at the popular Braley Road attraction.
Higgins announces availability of federal fire grants
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety program.
Rain can't stop Lewiston Smelt Festival
Fri, May 5th 2017 08:50 pm
As the rain flowed Friday in the Village of Lewiston, crowds of people flooded into the tented area of the Smelt Festival. A light shower couldn't deter visitors from coming up to the waterfront and supporting the Niagara River Anglers Association. Under cover, they were quickly able to catch free (paper) boatloads of the tiny, fried fish, and listen to the sounds of 90 West.
Kathryn Rose Gould awarded Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:40 pm
Kathryn Rose Gould, a junior theater major at Niagara University, has been awarded the Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Awards on May 11
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:25 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce's Citizen of the Year Award is presented annually to businesses and individuals whose contributions have made Grand Island a better place.
Obituary: Phillip 'Russ' Rizzo
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:00 pm
North Tonawanda Common Council President Phillip "Russ" Rizzo, age 83, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2017, following a valiant battle with cancer.
Town of Grand Island: Sign installed at Staley Road-GI Boulevard roundabout
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:00 pm
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said Grand Island Boulevard is "all coming together" as he and the town's Highway Department unveiled a new temporary sign in the roundabout at Staley Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
Girl Scouts of WNY announces Siana Jacobs as 2017 Gold Award recipient
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:55 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York recently announced North Tonawanda Girl Scout Siana Jacobs is a 2017 Gold Award recipient. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts. Jacobs' earned the award for a project where she organized a clothing drive and created personal hygiene kits for people in Nicaragua.
Debate over Krueger Road sidewalk continues
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:50 pm
Krueger Road residents Deborah Fadel and Kelly Dueger urged the Wheatfield Town Board members to take action toward installing more walking space along Krueger Road.
NT receives Tree City USA designation
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:50 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the Arbor Day Foundation has again named the City of North Tonawanda "2017 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters.
Music Mania Mondays returning to Town of Niagara
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:45 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace recently announced the 2017 concert schedule for the Music Mania Mondays events.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, announces 2017 'World Burger Tour' lineup
Fri, May 5th 2017 09:25 am
Hard Rock's "World Burger Tour" is back, and ready to take guests on an international adventure - no passport necessary!
Victorian parlor subject of May family night at History Center
Fri, May 5th 2017 07:00 am
To people of the Victorian age, a parlor in the home was a mark of social and financial status. Find out the significance and most-wanted, fashionable contents of this special room at the Niagara History Center's May family night, Tuesday, May 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the museum, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
'Key to Locks' Award to honor locks restoration interpreter David Chatt
Fri, May 5th 2017 07:00 am
David M. Chatt has been named the winner of the 12th annual "Key to the Locks" Award. A volunteer selection panel drawn from the Lockport community chose Chatt in recognition of his work in helping to bring the 19th century Flight of Five locks to life once again.
Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament to support women's services at Memorial
Fri, May 5th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its 26th annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament on Monday, June 5, at both the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston.
Fantasy Island set to open May 13
Thu, May 4th 2017 06:00 pm
Fantasy Island has announced its 2017 season will begin Saturday, May 13. This year will be the first full season under the ownership of Apex Parks Group, which acquired the park last season from longtime owners Martin DiPietro and his family.
Collins votes to repeal & replace Obamacare with 'health care system' people 'deserve'; Higgins says 'desperate move' to destroy Affordable Care Act 'a disgusting assault'
Thu, May 4th 2017 04:10 pm
U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-NY-27, voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act, which he said "will improve access, reduce costs and provide Americans with the health care system they deserve."
Cornerstone CFCU hosting 3rd 'Promposal' contest
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:50 pm
The prom can be one of the first major expenses for teenagers. Cornerstone CFCU would like to help one lucky member as part of its latest Facebook contest.
Poloncarz issues declaration of need on ECFSA borrowing for 2017 capital bonds
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a formal declaration of need on Thursday, requesting the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority sell bonds on behalf of Erie County for the county's 2017 capital program.
Small businesses invited to SBA matchmaker
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration is inviting area small business owners to participate in the 2017 SBA business matchmaker on Wednesday, May 10, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Cheektowaga.
Compeer of Greater Buffalo & Mental Health Association of Erie County to host Buffalo Superhero 5K Race & Wellness Walk June 9 in Delaware Park
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Superhero 5K Race and Wellness Walk, the first and largest race/walk in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness, will return once again at St. George's Church in Delaware Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. The event will be hosted by Compeer of Greater Buffalo (Compeer) and the Mental Health Association of Erie County (MHA).
International Tourism Association awards paper co-authored by NU student, professor
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:30 pm
A research paper co-authored by a Niagara University student and associate professor was awarded second place during the 2017 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Conference, which was held April 21-22 in Las Vegas.