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FASNY awarded $1.5 million federal SAFER grant to recruit & retain volunteer firefighters
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 02:00 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York announced it has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to recruit new volunteer firefighters. The four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to create statewide outreach campaigns, awareness programs and recruitment and retention activities.
Erie County Fair: Lang to retire as CEO & manager
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 01:35 pm
After 18 years of service to the Erie County Agricultural Society, Dennis "Denny" Lang has announced he is stepping down from his position as CEO and fair manager effective Sept. 29. Lang will continue to act as a member of the society's board of directors.
DEC encourages public to promote Arbor Day with artwork
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting submissions for artwork to help celebrate Arbor Day 2018. The Arbor Day planning committee is accepting original art and photography submissions to be selected as the 2018 New York State Arbor Day Poster.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducts diabetes education classes in October
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:55 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host its diabetes education program, titled "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes" 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 16, 17 and 20.
Memorial announces 2018 Premier co-chairs
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:55 am
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation has named Dr. Gerald and Dr. Leanne Gorman and Murray and Marcia Hewitt co-chairs for The 2018 Premier, the medical center's annual black tie gala.
Erie County Central Police Services, partners to host crisis intervention team training course
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services, in partnership with Erie County Crisis Services and the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department, will host a one-day crisis intervention-training course designed for 911 call takers and dispatchers.
Medical Center auxiliary to hold coat sale
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a sale of gently worn men's and women's coats, jackets, suits and sweaters along with handbags and jewelry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.
Special steamtrain excursion to honor veterans
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
During World War II, America's railroads helped to defeat the Axis by moving millions of tons of raw materials, wartime goods and massive numbers of troops. As America's second-largest railroad hub and a key producer of aircraft, vehicles and other critical wartime supplies, Buffalo's homefront efforts and successes were tied to trains. More important than supplies, railroads transported parents, grandparents and relatives far away from home to boot camp, training bases and eventually off to war.
Kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a party
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY has announced a series of events that are open to the public and running throughout the month of October to commemorate breast cancer awareness month. BCN will kick off breast cancer awareness month with a party, sponsored by Peak Performance Chiropractic and WNY Imaging.
Niagara University professor awarded by Order of Malta for Work with homeless in Toronto
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:45 am
Dr. Christian Elia, an assistant professor of education at Niagara University's campus in Ontario, was recently presented with the Order of Malta's Bronze Medal, Order pro Merito Melitensib, in recognition of having conferred "honour and prestige on the Sovereign Military Order of Malta" through the Hunger Patrol program.
Lewiston: Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event returns to Artpark
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:35 pm
More than 800 people of all ages, backgrounds and areas are expected to take part in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in Lewiston on Saturday, Oct. 14. They will be drawn together by one common bond: In some way, they have all been touched by the heartbreak of Alzheimer's disease.
ESD announces start of New York's 2017 fall foliage season
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced the start of the 2017 fall foliage season in New York, coinciding the start of autumn and the "I Love New York" weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the popular #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York's picturesque autumn locations and attractions.
President of Sri Lanka makes stop in Niagara Falls
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:30 pm
On Friday, of Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena visited Niagara Falls. Earlier this week, Sirisena was in New York City attending the general assembly of the United Nations. Before returning home, he made a stop in Niagara Falls to take in the natural wonder.
'Open Government, Your Right to Know!'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:25 pm
"Open Government, Your Right to Know!'" will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court (on Nottingham Terrace, just east of Elmwood Avenue at Route 198).
Buffalo Sabres: 'Party in the Plaza' set for Oct. 5
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for a "Party in the Plaza" presented by KeyBank, which will take place prior to the team's home opener against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Oct. 5. The event will be held in Alumni Plaza from 5-7 p.m.
Grand Island residents vent about paving project
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Residents of Fareway Lane and Carter Creek Drive attended Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting to complain about the poor quality of road resurfacing on their streets this month.
Funding sought to turn 140-acre Grand Island forest into nature preserve
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy and residents of Grand Island hope to create a new 140-acre forested nature preserve in the heart of the Niagara River.
Grand Island artist to have 1-man show in October
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Museum will, during the month of October, display 42 works of art created by Grand Island artist Angelo F. LaDuca. The title of the show is "Angelo LaDuca Celebrates Being 80 With An Art Show."
Historical Association of Lewiston welcomes new curator
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
At a recent meeting, the board of directors of the Historical Association of Lewiston welcomed Francis Carey as the new curator of HAL and its museum. Carey replaces Pam Hauth, who recently retired from the position after serving for many years.
Owner's dream comes true at Chantilly Rose
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
In her high school years, Michele McCarthy had a dream to open a store on Center Street in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston making progress on LWRP
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 10:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston is one step closer to an updated local waterfront revitalization program after the Board of Trustees voted Monday to issue a negative declaration on the State Environmental Quality Review related to the LWRP. The board's stated goal is to include more of the village in the program, so as to have the municipality qualify for New York State Department of State grants.
Cal's Grinders opens in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
Lewiston sub shop Cal's Grinders is opening this weekend as part of the Harvest Festival. The eatery will be located in the former Melloni's Meats, Catering and Deli on Center Street.
Higgins: $356,000 for efforts to boost small business opportunities & grow jobs in Western New York
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Friday federal grants totaling $356,000 to support the growth of small businesses and jobs in Western New York. The federal funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. The mission of the CDFI program is to increase economic opportunity and community development for underserved populations in distressed communities.
UB: Deep discounts work for supermarkets
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:20 pm
For grocery retailers, the tried-and-true strategy of deep discount promotions is a successful one, according to a new study from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Students invited to create videos showcasing impact of technology in Buffalo as part of BNMC's Topcoder Open
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. is hosting a video competition for high school and middle school students as one of a number of events and activities that will complement the 2017 Topcoder Open hosted by the BNMC in October. TCO is a prestigious programming, design and data science competition that attracts some of the world's most talented design and technology experts.
Niagara Falls, Ontario, to host Invictus Games athletes
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 03:05 pm
Niagara tourism leaders are preparing to roll out the red carpet to welcome hundreds of athletes competing in Toronto's upcoming Invictus Games for an action-packed day of sightseeing.
American Legion commander to be honored in Sanborn
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 02:20 pm
Denise H. Rohan, the first woman elected to the post of national commander of The American Legion, will be honored by the Western New York 8th District of The American Legion at a banquet held at The American Legion Wheatfield Post 1451, 6525 Ward Road, Sanborn. The banquet will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.
Electric Lights Parade nears
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 01:55 pm
Participants still have time to register for Niagara Electric Lights Parade. The deadline for entries is Oct. 27. Applications are online at, and in person at the Town of Niagara town clerk's office.
Explore comics and toys at annual show
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 01:55 pm
Joe D's Comic Book and Toy Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Frontier Volunteer firehall, 2716 Liberty Drive, Town of Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara Board hears concern from citizens
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 01:50 pm
On Tuesday night at the Town of Niagara Town Hall, the Town Board had its monthly meeting and while many motions were passed at the well-attended session, several citizens voiced concerns on the proposed Bri Estates behind Colonial Drive and Miller Road homes.
Town of Wheatfield Council approves zoning plan
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 01:50 pm
At a somewhat busy meeting Monday night at Wheatfield Town Hall, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board approved several motions and heard from several members of the public.
New rescue harbor seal at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has announced a new rescued marine mammal will arrive on Friday. This 1-year-old harbor seal was rescued by New Jersey's Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine.
DEC strengthens state's solid waste regulations
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Thursday announced New York has finalized revisions to the state's solid waste management regulations, commonly referred to as Part 360. In the first major overhaul of the program in 20 years, these regulations set design standards and operational criteria for all solid waste management facilities and go into effect on Nov. 4.
Erie County Senior Services launches falls prevention seminar series
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced an upcoming falls prevention seminar series that brings together a panel of experts to discuss falls, their causes, identifying home hazards and ways to improve balance, and other falls prevention topics with area seniors.
The Space Between: Creative training & ideation workspace opens in Lockport
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:20 pm
The Space Between (, a training and problem-solving workspace, opened Thursday in a historic three-building complex on the Erie Canal in Lockport. Designed to help companies improve their processes and teamwork, The Space Between offers a wide range of guided services, as well as the ability to rent space for offsite meetings or training sessions.
Jacobs secures education funds for Northwest Buffalo Community Center
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs on Wednesday announced he secured an allocation of $50,000 in state education dollars for the Northwest Buffalo Community Center (NWBCC). The monies will be used to support the renovation of the education center that provides educational assistance programs for children in grades 1-12.
St. Peter's to bless the beasts
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
"There are two models in this world for unconditional love," says The Rev. Dr. Howard Whitaker of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. "One is God. The other is a good dog."
Niagara University schedules events to celebrate 400 years of Vincentian charism
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
The first Vincentian university established in the U.S. has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism.
Author Yaa Gyasi headlines new Niagara University lecture series
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 07:00 am
Acclaimed author Yaa Gyasi will be the featured presenter for the first-ever installment of the Peggy and John Day University Honors Lecture Series at Niagara University.

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