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Wheatfield Lions hold annual installation of officers, picnic
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 12:10 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club recently held its annual installation of officers and picnic.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas welcomes new executive director
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 12:10 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas recently announced Adria Sortino as its new executive director.
NACC to host indigenous drumming
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 12:10 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, along with Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe, and the New York State Council of the Arts, announces a multicultural celebration of indigenous drumming will take place Saturday, July 29, at the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Biggest Paddles Up ever anticipated
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 11:30 am
Organizers of Saturday's Paddles Up Niagara at Beaver Island State Park anticipate the biggest turnout in the event's 12-year history.
Instacart launches one-hour grocery delivery service in Western New York
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:25 am
Instacart (www.Instacart.com), the fast-growing retail delivery service whose shoppers handpick and deliver items from trusted local stores, announced it is expanding into the Buffalo area to serve more than 425,000 households beginning Aug. 1.
Ortt delivers a total of $40,000 to museums throughout Niagara County
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:10 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt ceremonially delivered a total of $40,000 in state funding to several museum organizations throughout Niagara County. Ortt secured the funding as part of the 2017-18 state budget, in addition to funding secured over the past two years for museums in his district.
Old Falls Street's annual 'Touch-a-Truck' family event includes food drive
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
It's time once again for Old Falls Street, USA's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. The afternoon allows children and their families the opportunity to climb aboard a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate.
ESD: Burgard High School advanced manufacturing program moving forward with construction of new welding lab
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced a $3.2 million Buffalo Billion initiative lead by Alfred State College is moving forward with the construction of a new, state-of-the-art welding lab, and renovations of the existing machine tool lab and auto lab for the use of the advanced manufacturing students. Burgard High School's advanced manufacturing program continues to be a pipeline for students interested in welding, automotive and other cutting-edge manufacturing careers.
Collins & Pascrell's firefighter cancer registry bill passes full committee
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
Congressmen Chris Collins and Bill Pascrell authored a bill that would require the CDC to develop and maintain a registry to collect data regarding the incidence of cancer in firefighters. The bill advanced Thursday through the energy and commerce committee. This piece of legislation addresses a gap in research conducted on the heath impacts of a career of firefighting.
Niagara Falls: Olin Corp. pledges support to new Niagara Community Center
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
Olin Corp., an industrial supplier of chlorine-related products and a major employer in Niagara Falls, recently presented a check for $10,000 to the new Niagara Community Center, which is adjacent to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School.
NYS Parks to host Paddle Fest
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:25 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will host the "Wear it On the Water" Paddle Fest, highlighting the growing sport of kayaking.
Cardiologist joins Heart Center of Niagara medical staff
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced a key addition to its growing staff of cardiologists at The Heart Center of Niagara.
Parking garage renovations to resume at Memorial
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Renovations to the 10th Street parking garage on Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's downtown campus will resume Monday. Work will begin on the uppermost level and proceed downward one level at a time. As each level is completed, parking spaces that have been temporarily restricted from use will be returned to service.
Working Artist Residency Program returns to Artpark
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Artpark & Company has selected a cutting-edge Master of Fine Arts student from Ontario College of Art and Design to complete a working artist residency. The Working Artist Residency Program will run through July 30, with the artist living in the community and crafting his art experience on the Artpark grounds.
Poloncarz appoints Geary DPW commissioner
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has appointed William Geary Jr. as Erie County commissioner of the Department of Public Works. Geary, who had been serving as deputy commissioner of the Department in the Highways Division since October 2012, replaces Charles Sickler. Sickler had been serving as interim commissioner of the Public Works Department following the retirement of John Loffredo in January.
Sheraton At The Falls earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 3rd year in a row
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Sheraton At The Falls has announced it received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned top traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, restaurants and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.
GreenFields Continuing Care Community introduces 'Reflections' program
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 08:55 am
In collaboration with the pastoral care department at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The GreenFields Continuing Care Community has introduced "Reflections," a volunteer-driven program aimed at capturing the memories and life experiences of its residents.
New agreement expands Niagara University's educational outreach in Vietnam
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 08:55 am
A new, three-way international partnership commissions Niagara University faculty to develop hospitality training curricula for students in Vietnam and other Asian countries.
Higgins: $10 million contract for Amherst Systems
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday announced Northrop Grumman Amherst Systems was awarded a $10,367,772 contract with the U.S. Air Force through the Department of Defense for the production of additional Joint Threat Emitter systems.
Pal to join medical staff at Wound Center of Niagara
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 08:55 am
The Wound Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced the addition of family medicine specialist Amandeep Pal, M.D., to its medical staff effective Aug. 1.
Kingdom Bound: 'American Idol' favorite Danny Gokey mixes inspirational lyrics with soulful pop music on new album 'Rise'
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 01:20 pm
It was on "American Idol" audiences first met faith-proclaiming - and in many cases faith-based - performers Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks, Scotty McCreery, Colton Dixon, Angie Miller, Hollyn, Chris Sligh, Mandisa and Danny Gokey.
Poloncarz: Bethlehem Steel agreement heralds new age for historic Lackawanna site
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:20 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by representatives from the Erie County Industrial Development Agency, the Empire State Development Corp., the City of Lackawanna, and Tecumseh Redevelopment Inc. along with numerous other officials and agencies, to announce Erie County's acquisition of 148 acres of industrial land at the former Bethlehem Steel site in Lackawanna.
Jastrzemski elected head of WNY county clerks' group
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:20 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski has been elected chairman of the Western Region of the New York State Association of County Clerks, and is already promising to use the post to advance several hot-button state issues impacting county clerks across the state.
Seneca Gaming executive joins Memorial board
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:15 am
Michael R. Kimelberg, senior vice president for corporate strategy and development at Seneca Gaming Corp., has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
Wegmans, Instacart to expand same-day grocery delivery to Western & Central New York
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:15 am
Instacart, the technology-driven, nationwide on-demand grocery delivery service, and Wegmans Food Markets will expand same-day grocery delivery service to Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in August. The service allows Wegmans customers to complete their grocery shopping online, and have their orders delivered to their doors in as little as an hour.
DEC seeks participants for summer wild turkey survey
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:10 am
On Monday, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos encouraged New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys and help state biologists better understand this iconic bird.
VIDEO: Second annual Project Connect Niagara to be held Wednesday
Tue, Jul 25th 2017 02:40 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry & Dining Room, located at 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Sabres sign Robin Lehner to one-year contract
Tue, Jul 25th 2017 08:55 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team signed goaltender Robin Lehner to a one-year contract worth $4 million.
'Sound of the Community' with Cyro Baptista kicks off at Artpark
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 07:45 pm
Internationally acclaimed percussionist Cyro Baptista is conducting free daily workshops at Artpark this week with his collaborators, Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood) and pianist Brian Marsella.
LakeFest celebrated in Town of Niagara
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 07:35 pm
Mercy Flight of Western New York's annual LakeFest event too place last Saturday at Veterans Memorial Community Park in the Town of Niagara. Proceeds generated from the event will benefit Mercy Flight.
Kingdom Bound: Seventh Day Slumber arises with new message of hope on 'Found'
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 03:10 pm
On "Sky is Falling," the fist-pumping lead single from Seventh Day Slumber's new album "Found," lead singer Joseph Rojas sings, "It's not over unless you give up the fight."
Grand Island armed robbery suspect apprehended
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 02:25 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard on Monday reported sheriff's detectives arrested Michael Church of Buffalo for the armed robbery of a gas station on Grand Island.
AAA: Tornadoes strike quickly, be prepared
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:50 am
Tornadoes are among the most devastating of all natural disasters, appearing suddenly and creating destruction in a matter of minutes.
'Soldiers of the Revolution' at Fort Niagara: American Revolution on Niagara Frontier to be re-enacted
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:40 am
Old Fort Niagara will share American Revolution history with the public on Aug. 5-6, when it presents "Soldiers of the Revolution" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. This re-enactment complements the daily summer programming currently happening at the fort, which features the British occupation of the fort from 1775-83.
UB research: Estrogen therapy may prevent gum disease in women over 50
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined the prevalence of periodontitis in postmenopausal women.
2 certified physician assistants at UBMD receive national recognition
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
UBMD certified physician assistants Samuel J. Ali, PA-C, and Mark Turoldo, PA-C, have been nationally recognized for earning a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
'A Walk to Remember' at GreenFields Continuing Care Community
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, the GreenFields Continuing Care Community will partner with the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to fight back and raise critically needed funds to further research and to provide free information and supportive services to those who need them.
2017 Niagara County Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
A cheerleading competition will be one of the highlights of the 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston.
First Niagara Foundation: $5 million in grant funding in partnership with KeyBank since acquisition
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 09:20 am
The First Niagara Foundation announced it has committed $2.8 million in grants to local not-for-profit organizations in the past year, as the independent charitable foundation continues its role as a philanthropic leader in the region, following KeyCorp's acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group last year.
'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge' crowns a winner
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 09:10 am
The "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" season concluded with a two-hour finale on Sunday, in which six teams faced off in semifinal heats in hopes of competing as one of the top three teams to race against each other on the most demanding Spartan course ever devised.