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Artpark 2017: Exec. Director Sonia Clark 'feeling really good' about 2017 season, overall state of affairs
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 10:00 am
As she enters her second full season as Artpark & Company's executive director, Sonia Clark is "so encouraged" about the state of the organization, its fiscal status, and the slate of activities to be put forth this summer for the community and guests from all over the world.
Back to its roots: Lewiston Garden Club celebrates with GardenFest
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 10:00 am
Vendors of everything - for gardening, master gardeners providing expert advice, and butterflies - will make Center Street bloom the weekend of June 17-18 as the Lewiston Garden Club presents its 12th annual GardenFest.
Leave GAC where it is, informal survey says
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders Pat Akinbami and Nancy Tobe told the Grand Island Town Board Monday that an informal poll of patrons at the Golden Age Center found unanimous support for leaving the center right where it is at the Nike Base.
Statler Foundation grant supports upgrades in food service at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:50 pm
Memorial Medical Center patients are receiving fresher-tasting meals presented more attractively thanks to a $37,500 grant from the Statler Foundation.
American Legion Riders for Niagara Hospice
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:45 pm
Gary Coons (left), along with fellow members of The American Legion Riders Post 1451, raised the flag in front of The Service Persons Memorial at Niagara Hospice commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the post, as well as 10 years of the Niagara Hospice House.
Jacobs, highway superintendents tout increase in infrastructure funding
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:40 pm
Republican New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs was joined Friday by highway and department of public works superintendents from across the 60th Senate District in announcing significant increases in funding for transportation infrastructure in the 2017-18 state budget.
Niagara Falls USA welcomes largest conference in over a decade
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:30 pm
This weekend, Destination Niagara USA and the Conference & Event Center of Niagara Falls are welcoming the largest conference that the City of Niagara Falls has hosted since the Convention and Civic Center closed in 2002.
IJC board continuing high Lake Ontario outflow
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 04:15 pm
At its weekly conference call on Thursday, the International Lake Ontario - St. Lawrence River Board decided to maintain the high outflows from Lake Ontario at 10,200 m3/s (360,200 cfs) again for at least another week to address high water levels and associated impacts throughout the system. This high outflow has been continuing since May 23 in order to provide relief to residents along the shorelines of Lake Ontario while not exacerbating the impacts to shoreline residents downstream.
Raccoon rabies hazard being investigated
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 04:15 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health was made aware that an individual brought a baby raccoon to Mr. Quiggleys Saloon at 635 West Ave., Lockport, on Friday, June 2. Several individuals have been reported as having handled and/or petted the animal.
Grand Island Town Board: No green light for green project as board tables special use permit for solar array
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:30 pm
After a member of the town's Conservation Advisory Board pointed out the environmental downside of a proposed green energy project, the Grand Island Town Board tabled approval of an applicant's special use permit request.
Grand Island Relay For Life to set sail
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:30 pm
The 2017 Grand Island Relay For Life will set sail for the adventure of a lifetime beginning at 4 p.m. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society this year has a pirate theme of "X Marks the Cure." The goal is to raise $130,000 to go toward finding a cure for cancer.
'Neaten Up Niagara'
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:10 pm
Dozens of volunteers grabbed gloves, trash bags, bug repellent and poker sticks to tackle trash in the Town of Niagara on Saturday, June 3. Highway Superintendent Bob Herman thanked the group who gathered at the Community Center for the start of Neaten Up Niagara.
Lumberjack's offers dockside views
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:05 pm
Lumberjack's Patio Grill is finding its niche along the Niagara River and drawing customers who love the food and the view.
Artpark fans shout, shout, let it all out: Tears for Fears headlining 'TIP' concert series
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 10:25 am
It's hard to believe, but it's been seven years since Tears for Fears performed in Niagara County. Such disbelief is due to the fact fans are still raving about the performance put on by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, recalling the Molson Canal Concert Series event in such vivid detail you'd swear it was last week.
Strenkoski announces candidacy for Wheatfield town justice
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 02:00 pm
Gary Strenkoski, Town of Wheatfield businessman and community leader, has officially announced his candidacy for Town of Wheatfield town justice.
LCTV, LCCC & Spectrum Cable announce 2017 scholarship winners
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 12:05 pm
Lockport Community Television, along with the Lockport Community Cable Commission and Spectrum Cable, announce this year's scholarship recipients.
Lew-Port AIBF graduates new class
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 12:00 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School has announced the graduation of its fifth cohort of students from the Academy of International Business & Finance.
UB pharmacologist awarded $400,000 grant to improve antibody delivery in lungs
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 11:40 am
With the support of a $400,000 grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a University at Buffalo researcher will investigate how therapeutic antibodies are handled in the human lung.
Kenan Center to present exhibition of watercolors from Gerald Mead Collection
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 11:40 am
The Kenan Center House gallery, Lockport, will present the exhibit, "Masterworks: Watercolors from the Gerald Mead Collection," June 25 through July 30.
Niagara Hospice issues caution to donors
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 11:35 am
Niagara Hospice is warning potential donors to closely check any mailed solicitations they receive asking for money to support hospice care locally.
WNY STEM Hub, AT&T and partners offer STEM/STEAM experience for teens
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 11:30 am
Students entering grades 7 through 12 in the fall are invited to attend "Hand in Hand, Powered by AT&T," a tech and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) experience for teens with a special dual purpose.
Niagara River Greenway Commission to meet July 18
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 11:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 18, to determine the consistency of the 55th round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at the Clubhouse of Beaver Island State Park, 2136 W. Oakfield Road, Grand Island.
Castellani Art Museum to offer free Sunday afternoon tours this summer
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 11:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will offer free Sunday afternoon tours throughout June and July. Each tour will focus on a different topic and museum exhibit.
Morinello pushes for term limits in final days of session
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 11:00 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello, R-C-I-Ref-Niagara Falls, joined his Assembly minority colleagues in presenting a package of ethics reforms, which focus on creating greater transparency within state government. The package includes legislation that would create greater oversight of state economic development programs, end bid-rigging, and place term limits on legislative leaders and committee chairs.
Christina Custode receives Best Singer Songwriter Award at Roswell Film Festival
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 10:35 am
Christina Custode performed during the Roswell Film Festival to capacity crowds, and then won a Rossy Award for Best Singer Songwriter.
Godfrey keynotes Homeland Security Conference
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 10:35 am
The Niagara County Legislature's top public safety official welcomed hundreds of first responders from around the nation to Buffalo on Tuesday, delivering opening remarks at the National Homeland Security Conference.
Empire State Development: Strategic Financial Solutions to locate contact center operations in Erie County
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 10:35 am
Empire State Development on Wednesday announced Strategic Financial Solutions LLC, a leading financial services firm headquartered in New York City, will open a 60,000-square-foot contact center in Amherst and hire more than 1,500 client servicing and sales consultant positions. The company will also grow its existing Manhattan office by more than 10 percent.
Showing care
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 09:40 am
The United Way of Greater Niagara held its "Day of Caring" on Wednesday. As part of the initiative, volunteers worked at the Casey House, located on 710 Cedar Ave., Niagara Falls.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends funding for Moog
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 03:25 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted Tuesday to recommend $1.6 million in funding to Moog Inc. The funding would pay for a portion of costs associated with its Niagara Falls renovation/expansion project.
History comes to life for students on Lewiston tour
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 02:50 pm
Fourth-graders from Grabiarz School #79 visited the Village of Lewiston and The Silo Restaurant on Tuesday. They are reading "Freedom Crossing" as part of their English Language Arts/social studies curriculum, and were given the chance to visit some of the landmarks up close and personal.
Deadline fast approaching for Western New York's only CreateAthon
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 11:00 am
J. Fitzgerald Group, a full-service integrated marketing communications company serving local, regional and international clients, invites applications for its 10th anniversary CreateAthon, an annual 24-hour event that provides free advertising and marketing services to area nonprofit organizations. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. June 12. Forms can be completed at jfitzgeraldgroup.com/createathon.
Morinello welcomes winners of 2017 Italian-American scholarship awards
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 11:00 am
On Monday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in welcoming the students who were awarded the New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators' academic and athletic scholarships.
WNY STEM reprises summer learning experience for The Girls Coding Project
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:55 am
By the year 2020, it's estimated that only 3 percent of the 1.4 million computer science jobs in the U.S. will be held by women. The Girls Coding Project wants to change that.
Jacobs' mandate relief measure passes in Senate
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:55 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, announced the passage by the full Senate of a bill he sponsored (S5791) that provides mandate relief for local governments by allowing them to tailor the implementation of regulatory requirements to their individual municipalities specific needs and capabilities.
Buffalo Audubon Society recognizes NY Sea Grant specialist's coastal education contributions in WNY
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:50 am
The Buffalo Audubon Society has presented its 2017 Henry J. Kord Conservation Award to New York Sea Grant Coastal Education Specialist Helen M. Domske. The award is given only to those who make a very significant contribution to the conservation of Western New York natural resources, according to the announcement by the Buffalo Audubon Society.
U2 confirms Buffalo-area concert date
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:05 am
Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullin will bring The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 to Orchard Park's New Era Field on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Wydysh seeks second term on Niagara County Legislature
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 07:40 pm
Freshman Niagara County lawmaker Becky Wydysh launched her re-election campaign on Monday, pledging to "continue working for my neighbors in Lewiston and Wheatfield and for families all over our county."
Ortt announces $750,000 for former Summit Park Mall
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 05:40 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday announced the approval of a $750,000 state grant for Big Thunder Brewing Co., which will be located in The Summit in Wheatfield.
Hazardous waste voucher program to replace drop-off events in City of Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 03:05 pm
City of Niagara Falls residents are invited to participate in a free voucher program offered through Niagara County to help dispose of household hazardous waste. The voucher program will replace past hazardous waste drop-off events, as the county will no longer hold drop-off days in the City of Niagara Falls.