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Fighting Parkinson's in Youngstown: Annual chili cook-off benefit at First Presbyterian Church
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown First Presbyterian Church will be the site Sunday, Aug. 27, for the second annual Chili Cook-off and Basket Auction in support of the Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day.
Memorial celebrates staff, summer with food truck picnic
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center thanked its employees and volunteers for their dedication to the patients and community they serve with an employee appreciation day picnic at two locations.
Niagara Falls Memorial names Pellegrino chief nursing officer
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:20 pm
JoAnn Pellegrino, R.N., M.S., C.N.O.R., R.N.F.A., was named vice president and chief nursing officer at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band headlining fundraiser for Lew-Port students
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:30 pm
The famous Summer of '69 All-Star Band will hit the Lewiston Stone House stage Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise funds for the Lewiston-Porter High School music scholarship program. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 755 Center St.
W.O.W. to begin 30th year of Bible study on Grand Island
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:15 pm
With the 2017-18 season, Women of the Word begins its 30th year of interdenominational Christian Bible study on Grand Island, hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road.
New plans proposed for sports facility at Summit Mall
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:00 pm
Big design changes have been made to plans for the proposed sports facility at the Summit Mall.
Town of Niagara: Parks dedicated to individuals who positively impacted town
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:00 pm
Sunshine set the scene Monday night for a ceremony honoring individuals who significantly contributed to the Town of Niagara.
'Music Mania Mondays' sponsors honored
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 03:55 pm
The Town of Niagara's "Music Mania Mondays" concert series held a sponsor appreciation night this week. Sponsors of "Music Mania Mondays," including Niagara Frontier Publications Publisher and CEO Skip Mazenauer, received gifts of appreciation from Town Board members. Also recognized were coaches from the town's recreation department for their commitment to youth in the town.
Webster Street now home to local café & comic book store entrepreneurs
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 03:55 pm
North Tonawanda natives Amy and Jay Berent have brought their popular Pulp 716 Coffee and Comics store to town.
DEC: Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards due to Aug. 15 combined sewer overflow
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 01:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Friday the Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards as a result of an Aug. 15 combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharge that caused a substantial visible contrast to the natural conditions in the Niagara River. The state issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the water board earlier in the day.
Niagara Catholic announces open houses
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold open houses for prospective students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at 520 66th St.
Center Street to be partially closed off for Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 05:55 pm
Street closing dates and times for The Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY:
Higgins presents Women's Army Corps Service Medal, other recognitions to 100-year-old veteran Patricia Knibbs
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Thursday by City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, local representatives and members of the U.S. Army Buffalo Recruiting Station for a special presentation to 100-year-old World War II veteran and Niagara Falls resident Patricia Knibbs.
TCM to remember legendary comedic actor Jerry Lewis on Labor Day
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed comedian, actor and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity made him a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, with a five-film tribute. The event will take place on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, in honor of the nearly 50 years Lewis spent hosting The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, encouraging viewers to donate to the charity.
UB pharmacy school partners with University of Rochester on graduate program
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:40 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the University of Rochester have developed a new agreement to streamline admission between the Rochester post-baccalaureate pre-health program (PBPH) and UB Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Steinjan family donates classic car show proceeds to Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:20 pm
The family of the late Robert O. Steinjan Sr. recently visited The Heart Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to present a donation of $8,100 in support of the hospital's new inpatient cardiac and stroke care unit. The gift represents proceeds from the second annual Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show, held this summer at Hoover's Dairy Store in Sanborn.
Brisk Powerball ticket sales in New York leads to 3 $1,000,000 2nd-prize tickets
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:20 pm
Powerball fever was in full force throughout New York for Wednesday's $758.7 million jackpot, with $23.7 million in New York sales for the single day. While the jackpot winning ticket wasn't sold in New York, dozens of New Yorkers are now significantly richer.
Award-winning early childhood music classes coming to Niagara County
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 10:00 am
"Kids' MusicRound" is an award-winning music and movement experience for infants and young children of all abilities. Classes will meet once a week for 10 weeks at a cost of $149 for the first registered child, $89 for second sibling, and no cost for third sibling or infant with registered sibling. Families can choose classes on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.
BNFF seeks volunteers
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 09:50 am
The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, now in its 12th season, is seeking volunteers and interns for events to be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 1.
PHOTOS: Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 09:40 pm
If you like prog-rock, then you had a good time Tuesday at Artpark.
Precious Plate & Precision Process company family picnic raises $4,000 for WNY Heroes
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 07:10 pm
This summer has been unpredictable in terms of weather. However, on Aug. 13, the weather could not have been any more perfect. It was a fun-filled, successful day, too, as the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Crime in the crosshairs: Wojtaszek, police chiefs sign joint MOU at Crime Analysis Center
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 07:00 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek and a pantheon of local crime fighters were on-hand Wednesday morning to formalize an agreement to partner their agencies with the county's efforts to identify - and successfully prosecute - criminals.
Aug. 31 is deadline to report high water impact for survey
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:55 pm
Aug. 31 is the deadline for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River property owners to complete the electronic surveys on high water impact by Cornell University and New York Sea Grant. The lake and river survey forms are online at www.nyseagrant.org/waterlevel2017.
Greg's Pools & Lewiston Redemption host customer appreciation day
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:55 pm
Greg Robertson of Greg's Pools and Bill Schiavitti of Lewiston Redemption are teaming up to present customer appreciation day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Free Sahlen's hot dogs and water will be served.
United Way of Greater Niagara announces 2017 campaign goal
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:55 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara President and CEO Connie Brown announced the organization's annual goal on Wednesday. The United Way of Greater Niagara hopes to raise $1,150,000 this year, which represents a 5 percent increase of what UWGN raised last year.
AAA op-ed: School's open, drive carefully
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:50 pm
Disturbingly, a pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States, on average, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Countdown to Peach Festival begins
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 05:55 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a press conference on Wednesday to officially kickoff preparations for the 60th Niagara County Peach Festival. The popular end-of-summer event will be held Sept. 7-10 at Academy Park on Center Street.
AAA Western and Central New York in favor of cashless tolling
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:30 pm
AAA of Western and Central New York released this statement regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement the New York State Thruway Authority is moving forward with the implementation of cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
New kayak launch complete at Erie County's Ellicott Creek Park
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the completion of a new kayak launch at Ellicott Creek Park. Located at the corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and South Ellicott Creek Road across Ellicott Creek from the main entrance to the park, the launch is in an area that has long been a hotspot for kayak and canoe enthusiasts.
Erie County Poverty Summit brings partners together for communitywide discussion, action
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:15 pm
The 2017 Erie County Poverty Summit will take place this Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. It will feature a day of presentations and panel discussions focusing on poverty and its effects on a wide range of Erie County residents, as well as ways to promote change across the community.
More details: Cuomo announces open road, cashless tolling to begin on Grand Island crossings in March 2018; new welcome center to debut
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced high-speed, open-road, cashless tolling will begin at the Grand Island toll barriers in March of 2018. The transition to cashless tolling will not affect the Grand Island resident discount program and is designed to reduce congestion, improve safety and reduce air pollution.
Cuomo announces administration appointments
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced Matthew Driscoll will be nominated executive director of the Thruway Authority, and Cathy Calhoun will serve as acting commissioner of the Department of Transportation. Cuomo thanked Bill Finch for his service as executive director of the Thruway Authority.
Cuomo: Cashless tolling to begin at Grand Island bridges
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 11:00 am
At a press conference Tuesday morning on Grand Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced cashless tolling on the bridges.
Buffalo now has a wireless network just for 'the internet of things'
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 10:30 am
Buffalo has joined a small yet growing list of cities nationwide to have a wireless network tailored for the so-called internet of things - the tech industry's buzzword for connecting everyday physical objects to the internet.
'Healthy Neighborhoods' program is now in Lockport
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 10:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health "Healthy Neighborhoods" program, a free indoor environmental health and safety program, is now available in Lockport.
Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Clubs offers extended-day programs, 5K run
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 03:15 pm
Registration is open for the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club-sponsored extended-day (before- and afterschool programs) for grades K through 6 for the 2017-18 school year. Extended-day programming is offered at the following elementary schools: 79th Street, GJ Mann, Niagara Street, Kalfas, Maple Avenue, Hyde Park and Cataract.
River Road Primary Care Center to get new office - and a new name
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 02:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Monday it will move its River Road Primary Care Center to new offices at 1089 Kinkead Ave., Suite 111, North Tonawanda. The practice will be renamed the North Tonawanda Primary Care Center.
Meet your 2017 Peach Queen contestants
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 01:55 pm
The next Peach Queen will be crowned on Sunday, Sept. 10, on the final night of the 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival.
For the first time in decades, International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians meets in Buffalo
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
When the International Conference of Symphony and Opera Musicians last met in Buffalo, Jimmy Griffin was the mayor, and the Buffalo Sabres still played at the Aud.
Memorial Medical Center auxiliary seeks donations of 'gently worn' items
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 12:45 pm
The Auxiliary of Memorial Medical Center is seeking donations of "gently worn" men's and women's coats, jackets, suits and sweaters, as well as handbags and jewelry, for a sale to be held Sept. 28-29.
 

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