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DEC strengthens state's solid waste regulations
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Thursday announced New York has finalized revisions to the state's solid waste management regulations, commonly referred to as Part 360. In the first major overhaul of the program in 20 years, these regulations set design standards and operational criteria for all solid waste management facilities and go into effect on Nov. 4.
Erie County Senior Services launches falls prevention seminar series
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced an upcoming falls prevention seminar series that brings together a panel of experts to discuss falls, their causes, identifying home hazards and ways to improve balance, and other falls prevention topics with area seniors.
The Space Between: Creative training & ideation workspace opens in Lockport
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:20 pm
The Space Between (theSpaceBetween.center), a training and problem-solving workspace, opened Thursday in a historic three-building complex on the Erie Canal in Lockport. Designed to help companies improve their processes and teamwork, The Space Between offers a wide range of guided services, as well as the ability to rent space for offsite meetings or training sessions.
Jacobs secures education funds for Northwest Buffalo Community Center
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs on Wednesday announced he secured an allocation of $50,000 in state education dollars for the Northwest Buffalo Community Center (NWBCC). The monies will be used to support the renovation of the education center that provides educational assistance programs for children in grades 1-12.
St. Peter's to bless the beasts
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
"There are two models in this world for unconditional love," says The Rev. Dr. Howard Whitaker of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. "One is God. The other is a good dog."
Niagara University schedules events to celebrate 400 years of Vincentian charism
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
The first Vincentian university established in the U.S. has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism.
Author Yaa Gyasi headlines new Niagara University lecture series
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 07:00 am
Acclaimed author Yaa Gyasi will be the featured presenter for the first-ever installment of the Peggy and John Day University Honors Lecture Series at Niagara University.
Higgins, Gillibrand: $389,000-plus in federal funding for Buffalo Community Food Hub Project
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined leaders from the Massachusetts Avenue Project and Grassroots Gardens of Western New York to announce a federal grant totaling $389,088 for the Buffalo Community Food Hub Project.
8th annual Oktoberfest planned for Old Falls Street
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 07:20 pm
Raise your beer stein high and give "Prost" to the eighth annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest, taking place from 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on Old Falls Street's middle block in downtown Niagara Falls. The German-themed event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public. As per tradition, the day will kick-off with the ceremonial tapping of the kegs at 1 p.m.
Speaker's event with Sister Joan Chittister at First Presbyterian Church cancelled
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 11:00 am
The speaker's event hosted by the First Presbyterian Church and Kenan Center in Lockport featuring noted social and faith leader Sister Joan Chittister, originally slated for Saturday, Sept. 23, has been cancelled due to illness.
Niagara Falls residents take reins as community 'change agents'
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 03:10 pm
On Tuesday, Create A Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative introduced a new leadership model powered by four resident "change agents"/co-chairs. Sarah Obot, Brian Archie, Keyona Dunn and Evelyn Harris, all Niagara Falls advocates, will lead change from within. This grassroots, resident-lead effort, is an approach the collaborative members said they hope will foster tangible improvements across the community.
Managing negative emotions can help pregnant smokers quit
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 03:10 pm
A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has shown pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.
Castellani Art Museum fall fundraiser, 'CAMfest,' set for Saturday, Oct. 14
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 03:10 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its fall fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 14, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The museum is calling this new event "CAMfest," and described it as a fun and casual event featuring a variety of hearty hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and live music by the Custode & Parisi Jazz Duo.
NU: Police academy students receive scholarships
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Two students of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy were recently presented with $500 scholarships from the Judges and Police Executives Conference of Niagara County Inc.
New website designed for Stella Niagara Education Park by JFG
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Stella Niagara Education Park, a 108-year-old educational institution that combines classroom learning and outdoor education for a holistic learning experience, has introduced a newly designed and mobile-friendly website at stella-niagara.com. The site was created and implemented by J. Fitzgerald Group, an integrated marketing communications firm based in Lockport.
NYS Office of Mental Health: $3.5 million federal suicide prevention grant
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
The Office of Mental Health announced New York is the only state in nation to have received a grant award from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Zero Suicide grant program. The award of $3.5 million over five years will help implement and strengthen the state's suicide prevention efforts.
Niagara Catholic announces open house
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, a private, Catholic institution that welcomes students from all denominations and provides tuition rates based on financial need, invites readers to its annual open house. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.
Beginning of fall ... or beginning of summer?
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 10:45 am
Though Friday marks the official start of fall, Western New York residents can expect unseasonably warm temperatures for the rest of the month. The Weather Channel predicts high 70s and low 80s for the next seven days, followed by a mix of 70s and 60s the following week.
Evchich family, Ortt cut ribbon on Mason's Mission Playground
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:30 pm
On Saturday, New State Sen. Rob Ortt joined other elected officials and the Mason's Mission Foundation in Pendleton to cut the ribbon on a unique playground designed specifically for children who are differently abled. Ortt has secured a total of $263,040 in state grants in support of Mason's Mission Playground at 6570 Campbell Blvd.
OFN seeks volunteers
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown is seeking individuals who would be interested in helping out with uniform production and repair on a volunteer basis. OFN would like these volunteers to commit, at minimum, to one day per month. These individuals would take direction from Suzannah Emerson, and need the following skills.
History Walk at Stella Niagara Preserve
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:25 pm
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Western New York Land Conservancy will host a special history walk at the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston. The hike will take place at 5:30 p.m. and will be led by Karen Noonan, a member of the Town of Porter Historical Society and the Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee. Noonan is also the co-author of "From the Mouth of the Lower Niagara River: Stories of Four Historic Communities."
Cask & Cow debuts in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 11:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday to mark the official grand-opening of Cask & Cow at 840 Center St., Lewiston. Local business and elected leaders joined owners Jack Hornung and Joe Garfalo to christen the eatery.
Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show expanding in 2017
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 07:00 am
The 34th annual Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24. This year, there's a big change to the festival: Center Street will be closed from Fourth to Seventh streets. Vendors will be set up in the street to ease congestion for attendees and allow more room throughout the festival, leaving areas in front of retail storefronts open for customers.
'After the Sun Fell': Feature film made in Lewiston to get special BIFF screening
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 10:00 am
"The Morning Sun" will rise once again in Western New York.
Roswell Park named to 'Great Oncology Programs' list for 2017
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 09:45 am
Roswell Park Cancer Institute has once again been named to Becker's Hospital Review's 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs, an annual list of centers that are national leaders in patient care, cancer outcomes and research.
Collins, Higgins, Reed, Slaughter fight against 'watering down' pilot training requirements
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 09:45 am
Congressman Chris Collins and 18 additional members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael P. Huerta expressing concern and disappointment with recommendations to modify and repeal pilot training rules.
Lewiston Garden Club celebrates 90 years with country club soiree
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 09:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club concluded celebrations for its 90th anniversary with a party Tuesday night at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Elia Jr., Greenes to be honored at Mount St. Mary Hospital Foundation's 18th annual Good Works Gala
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
Alan R. Elia, Jr. of Sevenson Environmental and Carol and Dr. John D. Greene of Lewiston will be honored at the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation's 18th annual Good Works Gala, titled "Calling All Superheroes." The sold-out, creative-black-tie event will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston.
Old Glory waving from highway garage
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
Because every public building needs the Stars and Stripes, new flagpoles were set up at the town's highway garage recently.
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.
 

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