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United Way of Greater Niagara to host 7th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:40 am
United Way of Greater Niagara will host its seventh annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday, April 28, at Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls, 7001 Buffalo Ave. The event will celebrate the organization's 2016 annual campaign, which raised over $1 million to support 42 programs provided by 25 different agencies in Niagara County.
Chris Koch, CEO of New Era Cap, to receive Canisius College Distinguished Citizen Award
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:20 am
The Canisius College Board of Regents will confer its Distinguished Citizen Award upon Christopher H. Koch, the CEO of New Era Cap, during its 51st annual Regents Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Breast Cancer Network of WNY awarded state grant
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:20 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is conducting the first of its planned 10-part educational seminar series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at its facility at 3297 Walden Ave., Depew.
The Buffalo History Museum hosts 5th annual 'Food Truck Rodeo'
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:15 am
The Buffalo History Museum hosts its fifth "Food Truck Rodeo," featuring 12-15 food trucks with menus offering a variety of specialized dishes and desserts the first Wednesday of the summer months.
Ortt appoints Colleen Low Larkin to Niagara Falls Water Board
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:00 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday announced he appointed Niagara Falls resident Colleen Low Larkin to the Niagara Falls Water Board. Ortt said Low Larkin, a freelance communication services consultant whose business is RooBoo Productions, has a unique background that will serve the board and city well.
Town of Wheatfield: Cliffe will not run for re-election
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 05:20 pm
Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Robert B. Cliffe has announced he will not seek re-election this November.
Buffalo awarded 2019 Frozen Four, 2022 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:55 pm
The City of Buffalo and KeyBank Center will host the 2019 Men's Frozen Four and the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball first and second rounds, the NCAA announced on Tuesday. Canisius College, along with the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and Niagara University, will once again serve as the host groups for the two championship events.
DEC encourages homeowners to practice sustainable lawn care to protect state waterbodies
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:55 pm
To protect water quality this spring, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is urging New Yorkers to practice sustainable lawn care by going phosphorus-free, using native plants and grasses, and reducing fertilizer use. DEC has launched the "Look for the Zero" campaign to encourage New Yorkers to purchase phosphorus-free lawn fertilizer, as more than 100 water bodies in New York cannot be used or enjoyed as a result of too much phosphorus.
Kenan Center launches much-awaited theater revival
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:55 pm
The Kenan Center's Taylor Theater in Lockport is embarking on an eagerly anticipated revival of live theater, starting with the April production of "Love Letters" by Buffalo playwright A. R. Gurney.
Ironworkers recruit apprentices
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:30 pm
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Ironworkers, Local Union #9, will conduct a recruitment from May 5 through May 4, 2018 for five ironworker (outside) apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
Niagara University offering lifeguard certification course
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:25 pm
Niagara University's Kiernan Recreation Center is offering an American Red Cross lifeguarding certification class April 28-29. The two-day course is geared toward individuals seeking summer jobs as camp counselors and/or lifeguards.
Niagara Falls State Park eco 'Ride-and-Drive' event postponed
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Clean Communities of Western NY "Ride-and-Drive" event featuring clean fuel vehicles, scheduled for Thursday, April 20, has been postponed due to predicted inclement weather. The event will be rescheduled for a date in the near future.
Kiwanis Club supports Artpark 'Family Movie Night'
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:20 pm
Artpark & Company's "Family Movie Night" series celebrates its 10th year as a popular summer tradition in 2017. The August event is attended by several hundred families, and typically features Academy Award-winning movies for free viewing in Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater.
Recreational upgrades coming to local state parks
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Monday work to replace deteriorated playgrounds at Whirlpool and DeVeaux State parks is currently underway, and Reservoir State Park will be the new home to an outdoor gym and fitness trail.
Higgins meets with former president of Poland Lech Walesa
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins met with the former president of Poland, Lech Walesa, in Gdansk while traveling with a congressional delegation abroad last week. Higgins, a member of the European Union Caucus, spoke with Walesa regarding domestic and international affairs.
Erie County event to focus on child abuse prevention
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services will present a discussion regarding child abuse prevention from 12:30-3 p.m. Friday, April 21, at the ECC South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park. "Before the Hotline...Building a Community, Building Hope" will focus on the programs and services available to families in crisis before child abuse or maltreatment occurs.
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announces opening of new recovery & outreach center in Buffalo
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
The New York State Office is Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) on Monday announced the grand opening of BestSelf Recovery Community and Outreach Center in Buffalo. The center will provide free support programs and services for Western New York residents in recovery from addiction.
Cuomo directs immediate and expanded testing for contamination at Wheatfield landfill
Tue, Apr 18th 2017 02:00 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo directed the New York state departments of Environmental Conservation and Health to expand ongoing investigations of the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill in order to ensure no contamination is impacting nearby residential properties.
Town of Lewiston: Cable TV broadcasts an active discussion topic
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 10:00 am
What was anticipated to be a brief work session Monday for the Lewiston Town Board didn't go exactly as planned.
Gilgore looks back on time as director
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Library director Jan Gilgore might be checking out a few of the books herself. Gardening is one of the retirement projects she is considering at the North Tonawanda home where she moved from the Town of Porter in November.
Jay's Place wins 'Best Fish Fry Contest'
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Of the 720-plus votes cast, Jay's Place received almost 350. In total, more than 40 restaurants were nominated. Four other restaurants received more than 40 votes.
On second thought: Village of Lewiston doesn't plan to raise property taxes
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker had welcome news for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday. Thanks to an increase in property assessments, trustees can maintain the current tax rate - $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation - and use less of the municipality's reserves.
'Duffy' Johnston running for Porter supervisor
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 08:00 am
John "Duffy" Johnston has announced his candidacy for Town of Porter supervisor.
Niagara County Police Academy holding info session April 27
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will hold an information session for interested individuals at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Dunleavy Hall (Room 127) on the Niagara University campus.
Gus Macker to 3-peat June 10-11
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Registration has officially opened for the three-peat Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on the Island.
Grand Island Planning Board discusses new apartment complex, plaza out parcel
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Planning Board gave site plan approval Monday for another apartment complex on Grand Island Boulevard.
Chamber Awards Gala: Paul Waterstrat named Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 07:00 am
Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and village trustees chose Paul Waterstrat as the 2017 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year.
You're invited to 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding' at DoubleTree
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 05:05 pm
Not only is there no fourth wall in Theatre in the Mist's upcoming production of the comedy "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," there are no walls of any kind.
Buffalo ranked in top 10 for 'Best Cities for Easter'
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 05:00 pm
WalletHub has ranked Buffalo as the No. 7 "Best Cities for Easter" in a new poll.
HAL event looks to change the world
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 02:05 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's April program, "Change the World One Loaf of Bread at a Time, One Act of Kindness at a Time," will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
VFW Memorial Day parade seeks vets
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 01:55 pm
Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States: The VFW Memorial Day parade needs you!
NT Common Council: Glatz seeks re-election
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:35 am
Long-time North Tonawanda resident Jeffrey M. Glatz formally announced his plans to uphold his seat as alderman-at-large on the North Tonawanda Common Council.
NT to participate in 'Canal Clean Sweep'
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:35 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced NT will participate in the 12th annual "Canal Clean Sweep," on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22.
Rainbow Roller Rink cash mob
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:35 am
The Oliver Street Merchants Association will host April's cash mob from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at the Rainbow Roller Rink, 101 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
NT bandshell to offer waterfront backdrop
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:30 am
North Tonawanda will soon be home to a new bandshell that is planned to host various forms of entertainment along the water at River Road's Raymond Klimek Veterans Park.
Hyde Park golf course season passes now available
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:15 am
Just in time for the warmer weather, passes for the 2017 golf season are now available the Hyde Park Club House. Season passes will be available for purchase on the following dates and times throughout the month of April:
Students 'Meet the Professionals' at NU PRSSN event
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:10 am
A few steps through the open doors into a tightly packed conference room led students who attended Niagara University's second annual "Meet the Professionals" night to many other doors full of opportunities.
'STAR' - Space Traveling Alien Reject - announces limited Buffalo engagement
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:05 am
DefTone Pictures Studios Inc., an independent filmmaking company based in Buffalo, recently announced its latest film, "STAR" (Space Traveling Alien Reject), will have its world premiere right here in Western New York.
American Sign Language and deaf culture classes available in Niagara Falls
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 07:00 am
Want to learn to have brief conversations with hearing-impaired individuals who are American Sign Language users - and learn more about this community?
Wild Kritters to hold 11th annual basket raffle
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 05:10 pm
Wild Kritters of Niagara County has been tending to wounded mammals, birds and reptiles for more than a decade. The organization is licensed by New York State and U.S. Fish and Wildlife to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife. Its goal is to get the animals back into the wild, healthy, as soon as possible.