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Grand Island Lions Club: Kammerer presented honor; 5 installed
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club named Neighbors Foundation President Henry Kammerer a Melvin Jones Fellow during the club's general meeting Wednesday in the Radisson Grand Island.
Power Authority: New additions, crowd favorites at 2017 Wildlife Festival
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
Wildlife and science shows, a glimpse of Tuscarora culture and a variety of kid-friendly conservation activities will top the New York Power Authority's 32nd annual Wildlife Festival on Sept. 23-24 at the Niagara Power Vista visitor center in Lewiston.
'National Birth of the Burger Day' is Monday, Sept. 18
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 07:35 pm
Monday, Sept. 18, has officially been designated as "National Birth of the Burger Day" by the Erie County Fair in Hamburg. The day will commemorate the invention of the hamburger sandwich by Frank and Charles Menches of Canton, Ohio, which took place during the 1885 Erie County Fair.
Niagara University students present at American Chemical Society National Conference
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 05:45 pm
Seven Niagara University chemistry and biochemistry majors presented their research findings at the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. The event took place Aug. 20-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
UB psychiatry professor appointed director of admissions at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 05:45 pm
Dori R. Marshall, M.D., assistant professor in the department of psychiatry in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed director of admissions and assistant dean.
NT groundbreaking ceremony for new Raymond Klimek Veterans Park bandshell
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 05:40 pm
Mayor Arthur G. Pappas joined Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres, North Tonawanda Director of Parks and Recreation Patty Brosius, as well as additional city and county officials for a groundbreaking ceremony in dedication of a new open-air bandshell in Raymond Klimek Veterans Park. The bandshell will replace the aging event stage purchased in 2003.
2 pet blessings to take place
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 04:10 pm
Two pet blessings will take place in October at Island churches.
The Maize opens 2017 with a giving theme
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 04:00 pm
When The Maize, 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, opens in the fall, weather permitting each year, there is always a certain theme that the maze wants to promote. In certain years its promoted Buffalo, with the maze being designed in a Sabres logo or Bandits logo and more. In 2017, the maze has been designed to the theme "Hometown Heroes."
Wheatfield: Haul Road set to become town property
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 04:00 pm
On Monday evening, as Supervisor Robert Cliffe opened the floor to the public to begin Wheatfield's Town Board meeting, a citizen showed her appreciation for the board's work.
Cuomo announces grand-opening of new, $12.8 million Courtyard by Marriott in Niagara Falls
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 09:05 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced the grand-opening of the new, $12.8 million Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at 900 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Cuomo announces completion of a $4.3 million wetland restoration project on Strawberry Island
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 09:00 pm
Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the completion of a $4.3 million wetland restoration project on Strawberry Island, located off Grand Island in the upper Niagara River near Buffalo, that will rejuvenate the island's fish and wildlife preserve.
Cuomo: DEC should take aggressive actions to hold Niagara Falls Water Board accountable, protect water quality
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 09:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to take a series of actions to hold the Niagara Falls Water Board accountable and protect water quality.
Shea's 710 Theatre receives major funding boost from Jacobs
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:40 pm
Shea's 710 Theatre will be the recipient of $200,000 in state funds obtained by New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs. The monies will support construction costs for building upgrades that are part of a multiyear project.
Rivershore Foundation annual dinner to benefit people living with disabilities
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:30 pm
The Rivershore Foundation's eighth annual dinner will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston. The event includes a cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, awards ceremony, silent auction and basket raffle.
YBPA meets, talks music & arts fest
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:30 pm
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association's fall meeting took place Tuesday at the Youngstown Yacht Club (a member business).
Oktoberfest celebration of German food, music Oct. 21
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:25 pm
Tickets are now available for the Niagara History Center's Oktoberfest, an annual German party event celebrating authentic Bavarian food and music to benefit. The event, a fundraiser for the Niagara History Center, will take place from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at a new location, Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport.
Niagara Reserve Citizen Airmen support hurricane relief efforts in Florida
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 09:05 pm
Six members of the 914th Civil Engineer Squadron departed Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station bound for Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, where they will support recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma. A 911th Airlift Wing C-130 out of Pittsburgh Air Reserve Station provided the transport.
Local Corps of Engineers staff deployed to help in hurricane response
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 09:00 pm
Four members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, have been deployed to assist in the hurricane response effort following Hurricane Harvey and in anticipation of Hurricane Irma's aftermath.
Jack Eichel autograph signing for Hurricane Harvey relief
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:40 pm
Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel will be at Dave & Adam's retail store (8075 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville) at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, for a special charity autograph signing.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper announces completion of Hyde Park Lake living shoreline project
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:40 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has announced the completion of the Hyde Park Lake living shoreline project, a two-year effort in partnership with the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara River Greenway Ecological Standing Committee. The project enhanced 600 linear feet of shoreline located near the Rose Garden on the eastern end of Hyde Park Lake.
UB welcomes 'Kenny Rogers The Gambler's Last Deal: Christmas & Hits'
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:35 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces the 11th annual Ronald McDonald House charity holiday concert will be "Kenny Rogers The Gambler's Last Deal: Christmas & Hits," with special guest Linda Davis. The show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. Tickets go on sale online at 10 a.m. Friday, with the box office opening at noon.
DASNY completes multimillion-dollar summer construction at SUNY Buffalo State College, University at Buffalo & Alfred State College
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:30 pm
Gerrard P. Bushell, president and CEO of DASNY, announced more than $10 million in upgrades have been completed at SUNY Buffalo State College Alfred State College and the University at Buffalo. The work is part of approximately $30 million in upgrades to SUNY campuses throughout New York state completed by DASNY over the course of 90 days - ready in time for students to begin the fall semester.
Mount St. Mary's announces appointments
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the following appointments:
M&T Bank launches 'Understanding What's Important Business Challenge' to celebrate local businesses & their community impact
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:20 pm
M&T Bank, a company with a long history of supporting the communities it serves, has debuted the "Understanding What's Important Business Challenge," a new initiative that celebrates local businesses and the organizations they support to make a difference in their communities.
Rescuing blighted land: Legislators announce members of board of county land bank
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:20 pm
Niagara County lawmakers publicly announced the membership of the board of directors of the county's new land bank on Tuesday night.
VIDEO: Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives $825,000 grant to expand Clearview
Tue, Sep 12th 2017 05:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce it is the recipient of an $825,200 grant from the New York State Health Care Facility Transformation Program. Funding will support the expansion of the hospital's Clearview treatment services, a confidential, inpatient rehabilitation program dedicated to the holistic care of people whose lives have been affected by drugs and/or alcohol.
Can You Help? Elizabeth Restey benefit
Tue, Sep 12th 2017 07:00 am
A fundraiser for Elizabeth Restey and family will take place from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the South Lockport Fire Col, 5666 S. Transit Road, Lockport.
Town of Lewiston takes no action on Rubino brothers PUD concept plan
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 11:10 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick wasted no time Monday in telling a standing-room-only crowd inside Town Hall the Town Council would not vote on John and Joe Rubino's planned unit/urban development concept for Upper Mountain Road. Instead, "I want to listen to what everybody has to say ... and take it in," he said prior to the work session.
Buffalo Zoo holds animal art show
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., will hold its biannual animal fundraiser, "Art Gone Wild," from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. "Art Gone Wild" features an art show, auction and sale of works that were produced by the zoo's animal residents. Pieces include animal paintings, paw print casts and ornaments.
Schneiderman reminds New Yorkers of charitable giving tips in response to Hurricane Irma
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued an alert reminding New Yorkers to consider consulting the office's charitable giving tips before making a donation to support organizations assisting the victims of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.
Great Lakes Real Estate donates to Lewiston Peace Garden
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Great Lakes Real Estate recently donated a bench to the International Peace Garden located between Center Street and Ridge Road. GLRE contributed the piece of furniture upon learning there was a need during the Memorial Day parade preparations.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 22, to vote on funding for projects being proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks. The meeting will be held at DeVeaux Woods State Park and is open to the public.
Armed Forces Weekend, dinosaurs in corn maze & ventriloquists highlight opening weekend of 22nd annual Fall Festival at Great Pumpkin Farm
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence will kick off its 22nd annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16-17, with a special Armed Forces weekend, in collaboration with WNY Heroes Inc. The regular admission fee will be waived for military, police or fire department personnel who present proper identification to WNY Heroes representatives at the gate. Such attendees will also be permitted to bring one guest for free.
Hurricanes Harvey & Irma impact gas prices
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Today's national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.67 per gallon, up 30 cents over the past two weeks and up 4 cents in the past week. One year ago, the price was $2.18. The New York state average is $2.83, up 35 cents in two weeks, and up 5 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.32.
HAL program focuses on mapping
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's September program is titled "Mapping the Frontier - A Study of 18th Century Surveying and Mapping Techniques." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Mason's Mission playground to open in Pendleton
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Mason's Mission, a nonprofit organization formed to assist families with special needs, announced the grand-opening of its first special needs playground at 6570 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. New York State Sen. Robert Ortt will be on hand to help dedicate the site. The public is invited to attend.
Lewiston Council on the Arts thanks Elderwood at Wheatfield
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts' Tim Henderson recently presented Kristine Bailey of Elderwood at Wheatfield with an appreciation plaque for the sponsorship of Lewiston's popular "Blue Mondays" and "Blue Grass Mondays" concert series.
Jamie Hagerty named Peach Queen, capping 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 07:15 am
The 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival took place this past weekend at Academy Park. Sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, the four-day event is a major fundraiser used to raise monies for local educational and community endeavors.
Niagara County: Col. Mark S. Larson takes command of 914th Air Refueling Wing
Sun, Sep 10th 2017 10:25 pm
Col. Mark S. Larson took command of the 914th Air Refueling Wing from Col. Brian S. Bowman on Sunday during a change of command ceremony at the Niagara Falls air reserve station.
Peach Festival marks 60 years
Sun, Sep 10th 2017 12:30 pm
The 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival is taking place this weekend at Academy Park. Sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, the four-day event is a major fundraiser used to raise monies for local educational and community endeavors.
 

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