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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.
St. Martin's to host Community Chorus concert
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Community Chorus will present its "Summer Songfest" concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.
International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to maximize outflows as wet weather persists
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 10:05 am
The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to release the unprecedented outflow of 10,400 m3/s (367,300 cfs) with the intent of providing all possible relief to Lake Ontario shoreline property owners, boaters and other affected interests, while balancing the impacts on other affected stakeholders in the system.
Setting sail: Annual YYC Can Am Challenge hits lake July 27
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 09:05 am
Despite flooding conditions that have plagued the lake and lower river - and really put a crimp on boating over past months - plans are moving full speed ahead for the 2017 edition of the Youngstown Yacht Club's Can Am Challenge regatta.
Building communities: Niagara's new Habitat for Humanity project underway
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 09:00 am
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity is currently working to rehabilitate a house located at 2718 Orleans Ave., in the Cataract City.
Grand Island Lions hold successful 59th annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club on July 19 held its 59th annual Special Kids Picnic at the Buffalo Launch Club, an event that brought in over 1,100 kids with special needs and their chaperones. The kids got the opportunity to enjoy entertainment that included boat rides, pony rides, Shriner minikar rides, face painting and baton twirlers.
Grand Island Town Board: First brainstorming session for community center held
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Work on a feasibility study to determine what, if any, town community center is on the drawing board began Tuesday with public input.
Madigan asks for notice of cancellation of West River Trail project
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:50 pm
Grand Island Councilman Mike Madigan has asked the state for "official verification of the apparent project cancellation" for the West River Connector Trail.
Can You Help: Elizabeth Restey
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Three years ago at this time, Elizabeth Restey of Grand Island was in Roswell Park Cancer Institute undergoing her first round of chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Two years ago at this time, she was pregnant with her first child. This year, she is back at Roswell and pregnant at the same time.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: K9 finds lost female
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced two successful canine tracks conducted July 18 located and returned two elderly individuals back to their families, including one from Grand Island.
UB math students advance to final night of NBC's 'Spartan Challenge'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:35 pm
The Mathletes are closing in on $250,000. The team of University at Buffalo math students competing on NBC's second season of "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" edged out the competition by 6 seconds in the second round of the series, earning a trip to the final night of competition.
 

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