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NCDOH to offer diabetes workshops
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The six-week workshop series begins Friday, Oct. 27, and runs from 9-11 a.m. at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Free trick-or-treating event at Fashion Outlets
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, will host its third annual Boo Bash trick-or-treating event from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. The free, indoor trick-or-treating event will offer a variety of additional family fun activities for $1 each, with proceeds benefiting United Way of Greater Niagara.
Momlife: Parent or publisher? Raising children in the age of 'sharenting'
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:10 pm
Posting photos of your child on social media has become so commonplace that people expect it - from the delivery room to graduation, and hash tags to match; how else do you prove you're a parent if you haven't uploaded a family photo album?
United Way of Greater Niagara will 'Go for the Goal' at Hard Rock, looking to reach campaign goal
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 07:35 pm
Representatives of the United Way of Greater Niagara held a press conference Friday morning to announce details of "Go for the Goal," a fundraiser the organization is holding Friday, Nov. 3, to help reach its campaign goal. The media gathering was held at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA - site of the benefit event.
Collins calls for new IJC chair, commissioners to address 'failed' Plan 2014
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 07:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins on Friday condemned claims by International Joint Commission Chair Lana Pollack that Plan 2014 and the IJC were not responsible for Lake Ontario's shoreline flooding this past spring.
Seneca Gaming Corp.'s Gagnon receives Patty Becker Pay It Forward Award
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 06:40 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp, President & CEO Holly Gagnon has received the prestigious Patty Becker Pay It Forward Award. Global Gaming Women announced the winners of its 2017 Patty awards at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E).
Schumer & Higgins back TIGER grant application for DL&W terminal
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 06:40 pm
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins are supporting the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority's application for a $16.3 million federal grant through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program to complete the Delaware Lackawanna & Western station project.
Fall foliage photo contest returns to Erie County Parks
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 06:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the return of the popular "Fall for Erie County Parks" photo contest, which is open to Erie County residents and offers amateur photographers an opportunity to focus on the beauty of Erie County's 10,000-acre parks system and a chance to win a prize.
Niagara University Family Business Center hosts breakfast forum
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:40 pm
"Why Businesses Fail" will be the topic of the Niagara University Family Business Center's next breakfast meeting at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville.
Antiques and Fine Arts Auction to benefit Community Missions
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:10 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual Antiques and Fine Arts Auction on the afternoon of Sunday, Nov. 12, at the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown. Admission is $10 per person and $15 per couple, with all proceeds benefitting crisis services and Mark's Place (HIV/AIDS residence) at Community Missions.
Empire State Development commissioner to lead multisector trade mission to Israel
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:10 pm
Empire State Development has announced Commissioner Howard Zemsky will lead a Global NY trade mission to Israel from Dec. 3-7. Global NY is New York's portal for both foreign businesses looking to invest in New York and for local businesses interested in exporting internationally.
Electricity prices expected to be lower than average this winter, natural gas prices up slightly
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:10 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday announced that, while the price of electricity this winter is expected to be lower than average, the price of natural gas will move slightly higher.
Pediatrics scholar to offer lecture at Niagara University on childhood obesity
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:05 pm
Dr. Stephen Cook, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will discuss the social determinants of health and childhood obesity during a Nov. 9 presentation at Niagara University.
Day of events at UB libraries to celebrate freedom of government information
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:05 pm
The University at Buffalo Libraries will celebrate the freedom of information by hosting "Preserving Our Knowledge," an all-day series of free sessions to promote Open Access Week.
Town of Niagara: Bri Estates proposal remains topic of discussion
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 01:05 pm
At the monthly Town of Niagara Town Board meeting Tuesday, citizens of the town came prepared to speak their mind on the looming Bri Estates development proposed by Double C Realty, which would place over 100 homes behind residents of Colonial Drive and Miller Road.
Town of Wheatfield email system hacked
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 01:00 pm
During the Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting Monday, agenda motions were approved as normal. After the agenda motions, the board went into  member items. Here, councilman Larry Helwig announced to the crowd that if the board or town officials hadn't responded to a citizen email, there was a reason. 
Churches across Niagara Region - in Canada and US - join together for 'Niagara Now'
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 07:00 am
"Niagara Now" will take place across the U.S. and Canadian border later this month. The event was started by a small group of pastors last year, lead by the Rev. Dale Hiebert of Dwelling Place Church in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This year, the pastors on the Niagara Now team commissioned the Rev. Joel Arcadipane of i61 Church in East Aurora to lead the American side.
Niagara University renames dining facility after Russell Salvatore
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara University announced Wednesday it is renaming its recently renovated and expanded dining commons to commemorate a generous gift from local restaurateur and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore.
Cuomo: Buffalo Harbor State Park transformation is complete
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 07:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the transformation of the new Buffalo Harbor State Park, the City of Buffalo's first state park, is now complete. New York purchased the once-neglected property in 2013 and immediately invested $15 million across three phases to remediate the brownfield and transform all 190 acres into a vibrant state park. Today, more than 240,000 people visit the park annually.
Seneca Niagara Events Center takes home top honors for 'Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year' at 5th annual Casino Entertainment Awards
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 05:10 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announced the Seneca Niagara Events Center took home the prestigious 2017 Casino Showroom/Theater of the Year" award at the fifth annual Casino Entertainment Awards.
Art works at 2017 CAM gala
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 05:10 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University hosted its fall fundraiser on Saturday at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The museum called this new event "CAMfest."
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction running until Oct. 29
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction that will start at 5 p.m. The auction will be held at auction.NHL.com until 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Community Foundation accepting applications for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 01:45 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is accepting applications for the 2018 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process. Grants will support the following areas of interest:
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.
 

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