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Niagara Falls: Public information meeting on final design of parkway removal project (Main Street to Findlay Drive)
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 01:45 pm
The New York State Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation, in conjunction with its project partners the New York Power Authority, New York State Department of Transportation, USA Niagara Development Corp. and the City of Niagara Falls, will hold a public information meeting for the parkway removal project in Niagara Falls.
Great Lakes Real Estate donates $1,000 to Niagara Hospice
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 12:25 pm
On Monday, Great Lakes Real Estate presented a check to Paul Beatty Jr. for Niagara Hospice. In addition to the cash donation, Great Lakes Real Estate also supports the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon.
Updated Niagara River Greenway Commission project consultation application
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 12:20 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced the project consultation application has been updated and is now available on the commission's website (niagaragreenway.org). The updated application is available under project submissions / consultation and review forms.
Colvin Cleaners seeks coats, as annual 'Coats 4 Kids' program begins
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 12:20 pm
Colvin Cleaners is asking Western New Yorkers to go through their closets and donate gently used or new winter coats, jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for toddlers, young adults and families in need this winter season.
Poloncarz statement on death of officer Craig Lehner
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 09:50 pm
Statement from Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz on the death of Buffalo Police officer Craig Lehner:
Edmund Fitzgerald tribute returns
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 09:10 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 4, The Lewiston Council on the Arts will present "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. This multisensory, multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar, who will commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the disaster.
United Way of Greater Niagara partners with General Motors Lockport to send funds to Puerto Rico
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 08:55 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara received a check for $1,829 from General Motors Plant in Lockport to be sent to Puerto Rico to assist the victims of Hurricane Maria. UWGN reached out to Fondos Unidos of San Juan (United Way of San Juan) in Puerto Rico to benefit from these funds and distribute them in the community after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
Physician assistants join Memorial primary care team
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 08:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently welcomed two physician assistants to its growing team of primary care providers. Both are now seeing patients at the Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center in the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St.
Buffalo Sabres announce 'Captain's Class' program
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the creation of the "Captain's Class" program, which will reward students and athletes who are making a positive difference in their school and community.
Electronics recycling set: Oct. 21 event in Lewiston gives public opportunity to part with obsolete technology
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 08:45 pm
Niagara County residents will have the opportunity to rid themselves of obsolete technology and old office equipment this weekend at a recycling event in the Town of Lewiston.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Higgins: Ohio Street habitat restoration project underway along Buffalo River
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 08:40 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Congressman Brian Higgins and state and federal partners provided an up-close look Monday on the quickly progressing habitat restoration at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Ohio Street boat launch. Through the investment of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding, this popular park is being enhanced to include improved wildlife habitat and public access to the Buffalo River along the Ohio Street corridor.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: St. Peter's christens church, school additions
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 07:45 pm
St. Peter R.C. Church was filled with parishioners Sunday, as the congregation celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving and dedication of almost $2 million worth of renovations.
400 students, seniors rock out at HANCI prom
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 05:15 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. expected to have 400 high school students on hand Sunday at Antonio's Restaurant, Banquet & Conference Center for its annual "Senior Prom." The event is an intergenerational gathering that pairs a high school student with a senior citizen "date" for a day of dinner, dancing, music and fun.
Buffalo Bills, ECMC advocate for crucial catch this week
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Erie County Medical Center have joined together to intercept cancer, as the team participates in the National Football League's "Crucial Catch." Throughout this week, the Bills and ECMC have created several initiatives that will focus on generating awareness to increase prevention of several forms of cancer, including prostate cancer, pediatric cancer, breast cancer, and head and neck cancer.
Preserving Lewiston's history
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 08:40 am
A group of dedicated Historical Association of Lewiston volunteers were out in force Saturday to wash and wax Lewiston's two landmark statues: the Freedom Crossing Monument on the waterfront, and the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at Portage Road and Center Street. The volunteers perform the annual maintenance to preserve the luster and quality of the bronze sculptures.
Empower to honor five at annual luncheon
Mon, Oct 16th 2017 08:35 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will hold its second annual "Living the Values" awards luncheon at noon on Friday, Oct. 27, at DoubleTree by Hilton, 401 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Garden Club meeting
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St, Lewiston.
Above and Beyond: Annual state of readiness inspection held
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Oct. 7, Grand Island firefighters, medics/emergency medical technicians, and cadets reported to fire headquarters for their annual state of readiness inspection by Fire Chief Chris Soluri.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board backs St. Peter's playground project, approves Fairchild aesthetics
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission received an update on the second phase of St. Peter R.C. Church's construction plan during its monthly meeting on Tuesday.
Town of Lewiston Board, again, tables Rubino brothers' PUD concept plan
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
With Councilmember Bill Geiben absent from the session, the Lewiston Town Board took no action Thursday on the concept plan for the Rubino brothers' planned unit development off of Upper Mountain Road and Bronson Drive.
Niagara County funding assists Youngstown Arts and Music Festival
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association is the recipient of a $500 check presented this week from First District Niagara County Legislator Clyde Burmaster. The funding from the county legislature assisted YBPA with the fourth annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival, held Oct. 7 at Falkner Park.
HART names new executive director
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
HART Interfaith Inc. of Lewiston recently announced Lisa Lannon was appointed as its new executive director.
DEC finalizes consent order with Allied Waste Landfill for odor complaints
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 07:05 pm
Allied Waste Niagara Falls Landfill in Niagara Falls has been fined $75,000 after an investigation confirmed the landfill as the primary source of repeated sulfur and garbage-type odor complaints, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
Bellreng's puts brakes on breast cancer
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 07:05 pm
Bellreng's Towing and Automotive, a AAA contractor, is going pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, which will likely kill more than 40,000 women this year according to the American Cancer Society. Bellreng's has unveiled a pink customer car to transport customers who need a ride while their vehicle is being serviced.
Tails, Troops & Tunes in Town of Niagara
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:25 pm
Town of Niagara Veterans Memorial Park was filled with dogs and veterans on Saturday, as Niagara Rises hosted a fundraiser in collaboration with Dog Tags of New York.
NT opens new youth center
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:25 pm
The North Tonawanda Youth Center had its grand opening on Saturday in front of numerous families and NT Mayor Arthur Pappas. The center, located at The Hope Center, 383 Vandervoort St., gave tours of the new facility and welcomed NT residents with popcorn, pizza and various activities.
Town of Niagara presents tentative budget
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:25 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board presented a tentative $8,993,501 budget for 2018 during a brief meeting on Thursday.
Niagara Falls: Annual 'Halloween Happenings' at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:10 pm
Follow the yellow brick road through the Aquarium of Niagara from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, for "Halloween Happenings."
NYSHealth awards OpenNotes grant to NFMMC
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been named one of seven hospitals statewide to be awarded a New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) grant to implement OpenNotes, a national movement that gives patients and their caregivers access to the clinical notes written by health care providers.
International conference to focus on Buffalo as the capital of American arts & crafts movement
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:00 pm
Jack Quinan, University at Buffalo Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and a noted expert on Frank Lloyd Wright, will deliver the keynote address at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, for a groundbreaking three-day conference that directs attention to Buffalo as the epicenter of the American arts and crafts movement.
Kenan Center to present 'Cinderella' with nationally renowned Missoula Children's Theatre
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 04:10 pm
For a 15th year, the Kenan Center is bringing back the nationally acclaimed Missoula Children's Theatre to present an original musical version of "Cinderella" on Oct. 21 at the Historic Palace Theatre, 2 East Ave., Lockport.
18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake raises $25,000 for Niagara Hospice
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 04:10 pm
Proceeds from The Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake were presented to Niagara Hospice on Wednesday. The fundraising event, held Friday, July 10, and celebrating its 18th year, raised $25,274.14.
Buffalo Sabres 'Bowl-A-Rama' set for Nov. 29
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the "Bowl-A-Rama" celebrity bowling tournament presented by Dave & Adam's will return from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
New Jingle Falls USA event announced at Niagara Falls Visitors Center
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 12:50 pm
Representatives of Niagara Falls gathered at the Niagara Falls Visitor Center on Thursday to announce Jingle Falls USA, a series of holiday activities and celebrations designed to appeal to families and attract guests.
'Give for Greatness' 2017 grant applications now being accepted
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 12:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced grant applications are now being accepted for its Give for Greatness program. Grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Buffalo, Rochester metro regions announce strategic collaboration in pursuit of Amazon HQ2
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 12:00 pm
On Thursday, Invest Buffalo Niagara (InBN) - the nonprofit, privately funded economic development organization representing the eight counties of Western New York - and Greater Rochester Enterprise (GRE) - the economic development organization committed to attracting new capital investments, creating regional wealth and new jobs throughout the nine counties of Greater Rochester - announced a joint collaboration between the Buffalo and Rochester metro regions in pursuit of Amazon's proposed second North American headquarters (HQ2).
Mount St. Mary's Hospital Board of Associates hosts annual pancake breakfast Sunday, Nov. 5
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 11:55 am
The Board of Associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital is sponsoring its annual Tony Guthrie Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at Lewiston No. 1 firehall on North Sixth Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Niagara University theater faculty featured in 'Marshall'
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 11:55 am
The Western New York region plays a starring role in the Hollywood biopic on Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, which hits theaters nationwide this Friday. So, too, do three Niagara University theater faculty members, who appear in key "Marshall" scenes alongside high-profile actors Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad and Kate Hudson.
Ancient Order of Hibernians awards scholarship to Niagara Catholic student
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 11:50 am
Kevin O'Brien, president of the Reverend James J. Browne Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Niagara Falls, and James Andrews, chairman of the division's scholarship committee, recently presented the division's annual George B. Reed Memorial Scholarship to Niagara Catholic High School student Courtney O'Gara.
Buffalo Bills linebacker, Niagara-Wheatfield alum work to get night football in Wheatfield
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 11:00 am
On Friday night, Buffalo Bills linebacker Preston Brown and Niagara-Wheatfield grad, Justin Gilmore were in attendance at the Falcons' football game in Clarence. The two have helped impact Niagara-Wheatfield football in a positive way this season, collaborating with the school district and booster club to put on N-W's first-ever Friday night football game.
 

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