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Grand Island: Citizens of the Year honored
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:35 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce presented Citizen of the Year awards to individuals, organizations and businesses whose contributions have made the Island a better place.
Nonprofits, businesses join in 'NT Second Thursday'
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:25 pm
Owners and staff of North Tonawanda's local businesses and galleries are coming together to host a new monthly tradition in their community known as "NT Second Thursday."
Jacobs to host senior health, wellness fair
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:25 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, who represents Grand Island in the 60th Senate District, and the Grand Island Golden Age Center will co-host a free senior health and wellness fair for all residents.
Can You Help: An '80s-themed party at the Tonawanda Castle will benefit a local 3-year-old girl.
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:25 pm
"The Hannah aka Bean Sprout Benefit" will support the Boyer family. Hannah is battling a rare and aggressive form of leukemia. She has been at St. Jude Hospital with her mother as she undergoes chemotherapy and is in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Residents show support for Krueger Road sidewalk at Town Board meeting
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:20 pm
During Monday night's Wheatfield Town Board meeting, residents urged the town councilmen to support the installation of a walkway along Krueger Road.
North Tonawanda: City will not pursue dispatch changes
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:15 pm
Despite concerns made by North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association members regarding the county's emergency dispatch system, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas stated in a release Friday the city will not seek to make changes.
Town of Niagara seeks solutions for flooding issues
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:15 pm
After heavy rains saturated Western New York earlier this month, Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace spoke at Tuesday's Town Board meeting about current and planned projects the town is working on to alleviate flooding issues.
Niagara University receives estate gift totaling more than $4 million
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:45 pm
Niagara University has received a gift from the estate of the late Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko. The gift, which will exceed $4.1 million, will be used for several university projects and initiatives.
Gary Clark Jr., Robert Randolph, The Tea Party headline 'Canalside Live' concert series in Buffalo
Thu, May 18th 2017 07:15 pm
Canalside Management Group announced the lineup for its 2017 summer concert series, now known as "Canalside Live," at a press conference on Thursday.
Buffalo Philharmonic invites military personnel to Memorial Day weekend concert free of charge
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:25 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic is giving back to the men and women who served in the military this Memorial Day weekend.
DEC provides advice on burning brush now that burn ban ends
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:25 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has advised that, although the ban on burning has ended, residents should use caution when burning brush.
Buffalo Sabres to host NHL Centennial Fan Arena June 2-3 at Scouting Combine
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
The NHL Centennial Fan Arena, a main pillar of the league's yearlong centennial celebrations, will visit KeyBank Center during the NHL Scouting Combine presented by adidas. An interactive traveling experience honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players, teams and unforgettable moments, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena also features the most revered trophy in all sports: the Stanley Cup. The event is free and open to fans of all ages.
Artpark Theater Academy tuition discount, transportation options & audition information
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Artpark & Company announced Wednesday that, thanks to additional support received, a 50 percent tuition discount and bus transportation are now offered for Artpark Theater Academy (July 10-Aug. 6). Academy enrollees living in the Niagara Falls and Buffalo areas now will have access to daily bus transportation to and from Artpark (schedule and bus stop locations to be determined) at no charge.
Morinello joins colleagues to combat heroin epidemic
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello is joining forces with his colleagues in the New York State Legislature to address the heroin and opioid epidemic that has run rampant across the state. This week, Morinello signed on to cosponsor two Assembly bills associated with the multipronged approach the Legislature has singled out as the proper way to address the disease.
Dyster proposes technical amendments to new downtown traffic ordinance
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Mayor Paul A. Dyster announced Wednesday he signed into law a new traffic ordinance unanimously approved the Niagara Falls City Council on Monday. He further stated his proposal to request two technical amendments to the ordinance.
'Get Happy' with Theatre in the Mist
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:25 am
Emily Pici returns to Theatre in the Mist directing an original musical revue, "Get Happy," a tribute to the music of Harold Arlen,‚Äč June 2-4.
Father Levesque celebrates 50 years of Vincentian priesthood
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:15 am
The Niagara University community celebrated the golden jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, during a special Mass on May 6 in the Alumni Chapel.
New Wallenda spectacular?
Tue, May 16th 2017 07:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers will take up a last-minute resolution tonight to appropriate $35,000 for a proposed helicopter stunt that would feature the wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda.
Village of Lewiston celebrates Lewiston Garden Club: '90 Years and Growing'
Tue, May 16th 2017 02:30 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston dedicated a sign and picture board to the Lewiston Garden Club on Monday. In 2017, the organization turns 90.
PHOTOS: Niagara Region tourism team recognized at 'Day of Appreciation'
Tue, May 16th 2017 02:00 pm
For the third year in a row, Destination Niagara USA (formerly the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.) welcomed all individuals working in the hospitality and tourism industry across Niagara County to a "Day of Appreciation."
Pegula Sports and Entertainment, Unyts call upon local companies to increase donations
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:40 am
Pegula Sports and Entertainment has teamed with Unyts to call on the Western New York business community to take action in expanding the collection of lifesaving donations through the "One Buffalo Challenge for Life."
DEC accepting applications for volunteer fire assistance grants
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for federally funded volunteer fire assistance grants, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced. The deadline for application is May 31.
Higgins announces Nation Building Here at Home Act
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, kicked off Infrastructure Week 2017 by announcing the Nation Building Here At Home Act, a bill introduced by Higgins to address America's infrastructure needs while putting people to work. The legislation would create a new U.S. Department of Transportation grant program to rebuild this nation's roads, bridges, transit systems, water infrastructure, waterways, ports and airports.
Jacobs announces action on Lyme disease legislation
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, announced the passage of a trio of bills that strengthen the state's efforts to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
4 Law Enforcement Torch Run events taking place during Police Week
Mon, May 15th 2017 04:40 pm
For the 31st year in New York state, law enforcement officers will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope throughout various communities leading up to opening ceremonies. The cauldron will be lit on June 16 at Sienna College, signifying the opening of the 2017 State Summer Games.
'Hamilton' writer, Pro Football HOFer, Nat'l Teacher of the Year headline commencement 2017 at NU
Mon, May 15th 2017 02:20 pm
Back in the fall of 2013, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., shook hands with hundreds of doe-eyed freshmen, the first class of students that he welcomed to campus as the newly minted president of Niagara University.
ECC contributes to Buffalo City Mission's 'impossible' efforts
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:10 pm
After collecting thousands of canned goods and nonperishables (since late September 2016), SUNY Erie Community College and its student government association joined numerous Western New York groups at the Buffalo City Mission to wrap up the year's "Mission Possible Food Drive School Challenge" with a closing awards ceremony on May 9.
Memorial pharmacist receives statewide honors
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:10 pm
Memorial Medical Center pharmacist Amy Wojciechowski, Pharm.D., was named New Practitioner of the Year by the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists. The award recognizes leadership, vision and continuous contributions to the field of pharmacy.
HANCI celebrates National Nurses Week
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:05 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. marked National Nurses Week by paying tribute to its staff.
Breast Cancer Network of WNY hosts wellness seminar
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:15 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is conducting the second of its planned 10-part educational seminar series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at its facility, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew.
Richardson Olmsted Campus & Buffalo Philharmonic present 'enLIGHTen'
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
In celebration of the successful completion of the first phase of redevelopment at the Richardson Olmsted Campus and as a special thanks to the community for its support, the Richardson and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, led by JoAnn Falletta, will illuminate the night and invite Western New Yorkers to witness a "first" for this region at 9 p.m. July 28.
ESD announces RFP for New York State Minority and Women Revolving Loan Trust Fund
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
Empire State Development has issued a request for proposals for the New York State Minority and Women Revolving Loan Trust Fund, a program designed to make low-cost financial assistance available at the local level to minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs).
Kenan Center to present 47th annual 100 American Craftsmen Show
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
The best in contemporary craft art returns to the Kenan Center in Lockport with the 47th annual 100 American Craftsmen show, June 2-4.
DEC issues guidance to keep drugs out of New York's waters
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has issued guidance (http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/64558.html) for pharmacies and the public to keep unused drugs out of New York's waters. The guidance was prepared in consultation with the New York State Department of Health and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The guidance is available on DEC's website at www.dontflushyourdrugs.net.
Higgins announces winners of annual student art competition
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition. Higgins received 54 pieces of artwork from students from 11 local high schools.
Niagara County Central Rotary's 'Shred-it' event set for June 3
Mon, May 15th 2017 07:00 am
People can securely shred sensitive paper documents during the "Shred-It" event, sponsored by the Niagara County Central Rotary, to be held from 2 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 3, at the Sanborn Fire Co. parking lot, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429), Sanborn.
HAL 'fantastically' maps world at May event
Mon, May 15th 2017 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's May program it titled "Mapping the Frontier - A Study of 18th Century Surveying and Mapping Techniques." The event will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
Memorial Day observance grows in Lewiston
Sat, May 13th 2017 10:00 am
When the Village of Lewiston's annual Memorial Day parade, observance and luncheon was cancelled in 2015, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, vowed to bring it back bigger and better in 2016.
Lewiston Garden Club plans annual perennial sale
Sat, May 13th 2017 09:00 am
Make a list of plants you'd like to see blooming in your yard year after year. Check it twice, because you're not going to want to miss the Lewiston Garden Club Perennial Sale being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.