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Erth's 'Dinosaur Zoo Live' headed to UB
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 08:10 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Erth's "Dinosaur Zoo Live" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4. Tickets are $17 to $37. VIP tickets are also available (includes premium seating, pre-show meet and greet, and merchandise item) for $52.
NFMMC awarded state grant to prepare 120 people for the future of patient care
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 08:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a New York State Department of Health grant to prepare 120 people for the future of patient care. The two-year grant will support a care coordination training project that will be provided in partnership with Niagara County Community College.
(716) to host 'Masters Brunch'
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 08:05 pm
(716) Food and Sport will be Buffalo's premier destination to watch The Masters on Sunday, as the restaurant hosts its annual "Masters Brunch."
Erie County residents encouraged to add input on plans for county parks
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 07:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with the Department of Planning and Environment, has commissioned a parks, recreation, and forestry needs assessment survey as part of an effort to update the existing parks and recreation master plan.
April is 'Safe Digging Month'
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 07:35 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced it is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April as "Safe Digging Month" as a way to remind excavators and contractors that state law requires them to call one of the toll-free one-call centers before starting any excavation or digging project.
Schimminger, Jacobs announce boost to Huntley mitigation aid
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 07:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger released the following joint statement from Albany, upon their successful efforts to secure more funding to offset local taxes lost due to the closure of the largest taxpayer in the Town of Tonawanda, the Huntley Power Plant:
NFL's Troy Vincent brings message of leadership, accountability to Niagara University
Wed, Apr 5th 2017 07:00 pm
Early on in his presentation Tuesday night at Niagara University, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent asked attendees to put their phones away. His intention was to create a safe space for dialogue to take place on a topic that he's dedicated much of his adult life advocating for: ending domestic violence.
The walls come tumbling down: Fairchild update, video Part 2
Tue, Apr 4th 2017 05:15 pm
On Monday and Tuesday, demolition turned toward the Fairchild Place side. The far west wing was demolished first, followed by the front wall on the facing side of the former nursing home; then, the Fairchild sign and the glass panes above the main entrance.
Historic first: Four area health systems dedicate new cardiac catheterization lab
Tue, Apr 4th 2017 03:15 pm
Western New York health care history was made on Tuesday as officials from Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined area care providers and emergency medical service personnel in dedicating the first and only cardiac catheterization laboratory in Niagara County.
Advocates for racial equality decry flyers found in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 11:05 pm
A group of about 40 people, predominantly from outside of Lewiston, came to the Village Board work session on Monday to denounce the flyers recently distributed on Mohawk and Chicora streets and Lower River Road.
Hibbard's is open!
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 04:25 pm
Just like the Bat Signal summons Batman to action, the "Open" sign at Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard paged patrons to come out for the first cone or shake of the season on Monday.
Artpark announces 4 more shows: Randy Bachman/54•40, Brian Setzer/Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, George Thorogood/38 Special and return of Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 10:10 am
Artpark & Company has announced four more concerts coming to the Outdoor Amphitheater stage as part of its "KeyBank presents Tuesdays in the Park" series: Canadian Hall of Fame: Randy Bachman and 54•40; Brian Setzer's 'Rockabilly Riot!' with special guest Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; George Thorogood & The Destroyers and 38 Special; and Lynyrd Skynyrd. All four shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 7.
St. Peter's School gives $2,000 in support of Catholic Charities
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 10:10 am
At the end of March, St. Peter R.C. School hosted its annual children's basket auction.
Buffalo Sabres recall forward Alexander Nylander
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 09:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team recalled forward Alexander Nylander from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Tax time: Red flags & tips to protect your sensitive information and refund
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is alerting taxpayers to watch for red flags that can signal a tax-season scam.
Buffalo sailor serves on USS Makin Island
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Damage Controlman 3rd Class Kennedi Eddings, from Buffalo, takes a lube oil sample aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8).
Grander Lewiston Spring Fling this year
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Spring has finally arrived in Lewiston and, with it, the 22nd annual Lewiston Family Spring Fling. This event is designed to be a way to celebrate winter's end and the time to renew old friendships (and make new ones).
Memorial Medical Center Foundation announces 2017 Niagara Cup Classic co-chairs
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Michael J. Cardamone, D.C., left, of Cardamone Chiropractic, and Douglas E. Mooradian, of Pine Pharmaceuticals, have been named the 2017 Niagara Cup Classic Golf Tournament co-chairs.
Riverside Salem UCC/DC to host POEM
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 06:55 am
The Peace Education Fund, a project of Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ, will host POEM (Peace On and with the Earth Month) Sunday, April 9, at the environmental cottage, 3449 West River Road.
Ortt announces funding to combat heroin and opioid addiction
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 01:10 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-North Tonawanda), member of the Senate's Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, announced Independent Living of Niagara County will receive $146,444 to expand access to addiction treatment programs in Niagara County.
National Pay Equity Day to feature panel and reception
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 01:05 pm
To commemorate National Equal Pay Day, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women will host a pay equity panel discussion and reception at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court.
Porter to hold public information session on LWRP
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
As part of continuing efforts to effectively plan for the future of its waterfront areas, which include the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, the Town of Porter is undertaking preparation of a Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The town invites residents to participate.
Ashli Dreher: Super Teacher
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
Ashli Dreher, a special education teacher in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District, has been inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. A teacher for 21 years, Dreher was honored Friday at a ceremony in the high school atrium.
Town of Lewiston: Board hears on offensive flyers
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:35 am
As spring budget discussions occupy the mindset of both the Village of Lewiston and the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education, with the Town of Lewiston this week, it led off on quality of life matters - namely disturbing, offensive flyers appearing on driveways of residents in the village and town.
Village of Lewiston finalizing budget; demolition work continues at Fairchild site
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have met twice with Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker, and are finalizing a budget proposal for the 2017-18 fiscal year. As it stands now, the property tax rate is set to increase 8 cents, from $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.46.
Ask the expert: How to win the Island Dispatch Easter Coloring Contest
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Anna Bartlo knows a thing or two - or five - about winning an Island Dispatch Coloring Contest.
Chamber Awards Gala: Thomas Deal named Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its Chamber Awards Gala, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
MSM recognizes 3 for community contributions
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a special event attended by more than 200, and recognized three local groups for their contributions to the community.
Lewiston-Porter District Art Show at NACC
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:30 pm
The 2017 Lewiston-Porter District Art Show opened Saturday, March 25, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, with a reception for the many participating Lewiston-Porter student artists.
Student-organized Relay For Life events set for April 7
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will hold its fourth annual Relay For Life to benefit the American Caner Society from 6 p.m. Friday, April 7, to 6 a.m. Saturday, April 8. The event will be held in the main gym, on NCCC's Sanborn campus at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
Gatto announces bid for town justice seat
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:20 pm
Town of Niagara Councilman Sam Gatto has announced his bid for the town justice seat.
Big plans considered for Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:15 pm
More amenities are on the horizon for the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park. Some changes will come as soon as this spring and summer, while others are being looked at for the future. Many of the plans focus on offering more family-friendly activities that can appeal to people of all ages.
FASNY's 'The Cost of Cancer in the Fire Service'  takes home national industry award
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:50 pm
The family members and firefighters featured in "The Cost of Cancer in the Fire Service" campaign by The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) poignantly express the health care struggles unique to volunteer firefighters who have been diagnosed with cancer.
UB pharmacy, NYSDOH partner to create new opioid prescriber training program
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:35 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Office of Continuing Pharmacy Education, through a collaborative agreement with the New York State Department of Health, has created an opioid prescriber training program to help licensed prescribers within the state meet legislatively mandated educational requirements.
'Community Baby Shower' to assist Erie County moms & babies in need
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 06:25 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County will encourage donations to help at-risk mothers and their babies in Erie County as it kicks off its eighth annual "Community Baby Shower" on Monday, April 3.
Little comment heard at IDA public hearing on Summit Mall sports domes
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 05:55 pm
A pubic hearing on whether the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency should grant tax breaks to Summit Outlet LP for sports domes and other amenities at the Summit Mall had a small turnout Thursday afternoon.
EC Central Police Services to host disability awareness training for 911 operators, dispatchers
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 05:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services ("CPS") will host a training program for 911 operators and dispatchers, designed to help these professionals appropriately and effectively respond to emergency calls from individuals with disabilities.
Artpark welcomes summer: 'Summer Solstice Celebration' with 7th annual Fairy House Festival featuring Lehrer Dance
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 01:30 pm
Artpark & Company will celebrate the beginning of summer on Saturday, June 17, by transforming the park grounds and the Mainstage Theater with a "Summer Solstice Celebration" from noon through midnight.
Aquarium of Niagara 'SEAster' on April 8
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:40 pm
On Saturday, April 8, the Aquarium of Niagara will host its annual "SEAster" event. Guests can visit with the Easter Bunny, participate in "egg-speriments," enjoy Easter-themed crafts and try to find the hidden eggs in the tanks (and use those eggs to decode a hidden message to win a prize).
City of Niagara Falls to host 18th annual Easter egg hunt
Thu, Mar 30th 2017 06:40 pm
Mayor Paul A. Dyster and the Department of Public Works will hold the City of Niagara Falls' 18th annual Easter egg hunt at Gaskill Preparatory School from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 8.