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Calling all Peach Queens
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:40 pm
The Niagara County Peach Queen committee is looking for former Peach Queens. Organizers are creating a database to keep in contact with the 59 former Peach Queens.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to host 17th annual Native American Music Awards
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
The stars will shine when Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts the 17th annual Native American Music Awards at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.
'Discovery Gala' grows into bigger tent party along Lockport's Erie Canal
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
Tickets are still available for "Treasures Under the Tent," the re-imagined and expanded summer fundraiser to benefit the Niagara History Center. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. this Saturday.
Symposium on Buffalo-Niagara Region immigration and resettlement
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
On Sept. 8-9, The New York Folklore Society, a statewide nonprofit arts organization supporting folklife and traditional arts, and the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, will host a roundtable discussion and symposium to explore challenges in the intersection of immigration, resettlement and cultural traditions in Western New York.
Safe boating with your pet during the 'dog days' of August
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:30 pm
Time on the water can be an enjoyable summer activity, but when it comes to ensuring a safe family outing, don't forget your furry companions.
Artpark announces new musical development project: 'Elephant in the Room'
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company has announced a new musical development project, "Elephant in the Room," which tells the story of the ecological and societal crises endangering Africa's elephant population and how it reflects back to those here in the U.S. This epic journey will be presented as a free staged reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, in the Artpark Gallery, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Submarine Squadron 20 changes command
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:35 pm
Submarine Squadron 20 held a change-of-command ceremony at the chapel aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on Friday. Capt. Bob Wirth relieved Thomas R. Buchanan as the Submarine Squadron 20 commodore.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. meets, approves Canalside wayfinding & interpretive signage project design
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and approved the design for new wayfinding signage at and around Canalside to help visitors navigate their way around the expanding waterfront destination. Canalside is a complex site with numerous and diverse events and programmed activities. It can be accessed by car, walking, biking, boating, etc.
Ortt delivers $30,000 for victims of domestic violence
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:50 am
As part of this year's state budget, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt secured a total of $30,000 to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Niagara County.
Niagara Falls Water Board hires global engineering firm AECOM to review recent black water discharge
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls Water Board on Monday announced it has retained the services of global engineering firm AECOM and Senior Project Manager Dr. John Goeddertz to review and analyze various details surrounding the July 29 black water discharge incident involving the lower Niagara River.
Rotary, Lewiston Tops raise funds for Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:25 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-On-The-Lake Rotary Club once again participated in the Lewiston Art Festival. The organization has been serving hot dogs at the event for more than 40 years. This tradition was started by Al DiMino, one of founders of the Tops supermarket chain.
Celebrate insect life at BugFest
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:15 am
The volunteers of Bond Lake Park will hold their annual BugFest on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Bond Lake Park. Everyone is invited to join in from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bond Lake Nature Center on Lower Mountain Road in the Town of Lewiston.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshops
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County. The workshop series is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Rotary holding 'quazyiest' race ever
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Buffalo is holding its third annual "Duck Derby" on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Canalside. Feathered festivities commence at 11:30 a.m.; race time is 2 p.m.
Pampering event, open house at People Inc. Marigold Senior Living in Grand Island
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
People Inc. Marigold Senior Living will host a pampering and treats open house event from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at 3026 Grand Island Blvd. A health presentation will be made, compliments of Grand Island Chiropractic, and includes a five-minute chair massages, spinal screenings and Graston Technique information. Additionally, products will be available for sale.
Lewiston Art Festival goes on Saturday, despite heavy rains; Sunday sizzles with drier weather
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 06:00 pm
Though local TV meteorologists called for a dry Saturday post-noon, it rained on the Lewiston Art Festival throughout the late afternoon and early evening. ... A lot.
Nicole C. Mullen headlining Niagara Falls conference
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:30 am
On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9, Dove-award winning singer, songwriter and speaker Nicole C. Mullen will be the keynote presenter at a nondenominational, multicultural event in Niagara Falls.
History of Niagara County Fair at History Center's August Family Night
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:25 am
Learn about the history of the Niagara County Fair at the History Center's August Family Night. It will be held from 5:30-730 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the museum's Lockport site, 215 Niagara St.
Niagara Falls Water Board issues informational response to NYSDEC
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:20 am
Organization confirms that contents of sedimentation basin 5 from dewatering activities will not be discharged to the chlorine contact basin until further notice and upon functionality review and extensive evaluation of facts
UB assistant professor receives $1 million to study heart failure after a heart attack
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:00 am
A University at Buffalo researcher studying a protein involved in heart failure has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Lake Ontario flooding update meeting in Porter
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 09:00 am
The Town of Porter will hold a follow-up meeting for lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario property owners and related interests who have been affected by the flooding/erosion conditions of this past spring. The session will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Porter Town Hall, 3265 Creek Road.
Plaza: Minor modifications set to be presented to Planning Board
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 09:00 am
Less than three weeks removed from receiving a revised residential redevelopment submission for 765 Fairchild Place, the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission expects to hear from Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino about modifications to his Center Street plaza plan.
More than 100 attend first meeting on town comprehensive plan
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders met Wednesday to lay the foundation for their town's zoning laws and long-term development.
GIFC marine operations bolstered by acquisition of new boat
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that the Grand Island Fire Co. recently took delivery of a 2017 INMAR 20.2-foot rigid hull inflatable boat, powered by a Honda 135 horsepower outboard motor.
Grand Island Town Board: Impasse arises over Golden Age Center staffing
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board deadlocked on a staffing arrangement for two town departments Monday.
Hickory Stick to host David W. Kinney Memorial Charity Tournament
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Aug. 19, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston will host the fourth annual Lt. David W. Kinney Memorial Charity Tournament. The day includes events open to the public, such as basket raffles, 50/50 splits, and a dinner.
Ortt presents Senate Liberty Medals to 3 local heroes
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt presented New York State Senate Liberty Medals to three individuals who rescued a man from his fiery car in the Town of Pendleton last November.
'History of the Funnies' exhibit at Carnegie Art Center
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:15 pm
On display at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda until Saturday, Aug. 19, is original cartoon and comic art in "A History of the Funnies: 1880s -2000s." Comprehensively chronicling over a century of incredible comic art history, this exhibit displays 160 pieces of the Dr. Maurie Dewey's collection.
Lockport EMT named FASNY EMS Provider of the Year
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:10 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York named EMT Brandon Sutton of the Rapids Volunteer Fire Co. in Lockport the 2017 EMS Provider of the Year. Sutton was recognized for his fast-acting heroics last September when his swift response and high level of emergency medical care saved the life of a man who was in severe cardiac arrest.
White Cane Days set for Aug. 18, 19
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:50 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club will conduct its annual White Cane Days on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19.
Town of Wheatfield Board awards bid for fence around former landfill
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:25 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board accepted a bid from New York State Fence for the installation of a fence around the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill on Nash Road. The landfill previously accepted waste from various chemical companies.
US Fish & Wildlife Service addresses Northern Access Pipeline Project
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:25 pm
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a report stating it concurs with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's determination that National Fuel's proposed Northern Access Pipeline Project wouldn't negatively affect animal species during construction.
Make new friends at Wheatfield Family Picnic
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:20 pm
The 39th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic will provide free entertainment, activities and affordable food for the whole family to enjoy on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Fairmount Park, 3185 Steig Road.
Total solar eclipses happen every 18 months. So why is this one rare?
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 07:00 am
Total solar eclipses - when skies darken as the moon moves between the Earth and the sun - happen roughly every 18 months.
Jacobs unveils 'Veteran of the Month' program
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs unveiled a new program Thursday that will pay tribute to veterans throughout the 60th Senate District. The senator is actively seeking nominees for his new "Veteran of the Month" program, with the first recipient to be honored this October.
PSC joins effort to raise awareness for national 811 'Dig Safely Day'
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:30 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission, to encourage residents and excavators to dig safely, joined a nationwide effort that recognizes Aug. 11 as national "811 Day" to remind New York residents to always dial 811 to request underground utility lines be marked before any digging.
ESD: Ross D. Levi appointed as executive director of tourism
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:30 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced Ross D. Levi has been promoted to executive director of tourism. He will lead the iconic "I Love New York" tourism program and help coordinate marketing efforts to increase awareness and promote statewide tourism visitation.
Niagara Falls Memorial to expand bariatric and minimally invasive surgery program
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:25 pm
A surgeon with several publications and significant research to her credit will be joining the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is now $393
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:25 pm
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is now $393,000,000. The $11,000,000 jump is due to brisk sales across all 46 participating lottery jurisdictions.
Miss New York Gabrielle Walter offers encouragement, advice to Peach Queen contestants
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 02:05 pm
2018 Miss New York Gabrielle Walter was the guest speaker at the annual Peach Queen dinner on Wednesday. The Clarence native encouraged 12 attending contestants to live with purpose, give back to others, and rely on their families when times get tough.
 

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