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Gearing up for Pink Elephant 2017
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 12:45 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital is hosting the Pink Elephant Luncheon and Basket Auction Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Tickets are only available in advance by calling 716-298-2144.
Fighting polio
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 12:45 pm
Starting the celebration of World Polio Day (Oct. 24) a little early, Rotary Club of Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Secretary Tom Gerbasi, left, presented the club's annual contribution to District 7090 Gov. Reg Madison. Funds will be used in Polio Plus-Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio.
For DeGlopper
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Pictured are volunteers who ran a pig roast Sunday at the DeGlopper Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9249 to raise money for the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial.
Above and Beyond: Special commendations to highlight 2017 fire prevention program
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri has announced that a special awards presentation will take place during the scheduled Fire Prevention Open House on Friday, Oct. 13, between 5 and 8 p.m. at fire headquarters.
Town of Lewiston: 2018 budget discussions underway
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston began the review process on its tentative $17.287 million spending plan Thursday, in discussions with Supervisor Steve Broderick, Town Board members, Finance/Budget Director Martha Blazick and town department heads.
A new (Peach) Queen reigns over Lewiston
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Jamie Hagerty, an 18-year-old Niagara University student majoring in psychology, won the Niagara County Peach Queen scholarship pageant last month. She also competed for Peach Queen in 2016, placing third. Jamie evolved as a contestant this year in her stage presence and ability to answer questions under pressure.
Serving the community: Lewiston fire crews stage quick response in village
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston fire crews are credited with staging a quick response to a structure fire in the village late last month. The Sept. 29 call on the 400 block of Plain Street involved a garage structure fire, fully engulfed in a historical section on the village's west side - an area of well-maintained residences, the nearby Lewiston Historical Museum and numerous businesses around the block on the Center Street strip.
DeGraff emergency department project breaks ground
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 07:05 pm
On Wednesday afternoon, representatives from New York state came to DeGraff Memorial Hospital to break ground on a nearly $8 million project, which calls for 17 treatment bays, including a trauma room, dedicated bariatric room and an airborne isolation room.
Niagara University team wins $500,000 at 43North business competition
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 07:00 pm
A tech startup that features four Niagara University students and alumni among its employees was awarded $500,000 during Thursday night's 43North business plan competition.
Jacobs provides funding boost to build Cradle Beach Stem Center
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:55 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced a major funding award of $500,000 to support the construction of a new science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education center at Cradle Beach Camp. The Western New York STEM Center for Youth will become a year-round destination for school groups and youth agencies seeking to provide hands-on experiential learning. The estimated cost of the project is slightly under $1 million.
Higgins: Nearly $400,000 federal grant for Parkinson's disease research at University at Buffalo
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $398,750 for clinical research focused on Parkinson's disease at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The award is provided through the National Institutes of Health Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Episcopal church's gift will promote patient safety at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:50 pm
The Rev. Canon Cathy Dempesy-Sims, canon for connections in the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, visited Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Cardiac/Stroke Care Unit on Tuesday to bless the first of 150 new patient walkers being placed into use at the hospital.
Gorge advisory
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:35 pm
Beginning today, the American Falls Gorge Trail (trail No. 3) that connects the Great Gorge Railway Trail (trail No. 4) to the Schoellkopf Power Plant site will be closed for 30 days while contractors work to construct improved access from the trail to the water's edge at a popular fishing location.
Grand Island Town Board hears data on community center
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:15 pm
Residents would like to see a possible community center near Veterans Park, and not in the town center, the Town Board was told Monday.
Town of Wheatfield board gets 2018 tentative budget plan
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:10 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board spent a brief time presenting their tentative $13,209,690 budget at the regular meeting on Monday night.
Cornell Cooperative Extension celebrates opening of new agriculture education building
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:10 pm
On Saturday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's Agriculture Education Building at the first ever Fall Festival & 4-H Expo at the fairgrounds in Lockport. The building will be utilized for programs that promote agriculture education.
NT: Pappas presents budget message to Common Council
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:10 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas presented his 2018 budget message to the audience at Tuesday night's Common Council meeting.
Grand Island Town Board: Whitney lauded for 30 years of service; Westfall appointed town engineer
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Board promoted from within to fill the shoes of retired Town Engineer John Whitney.
Empower names building after longtime CEO Joseph O. Mineo
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:10 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, honored former CEO Joseph O. Mineo by renaming its day habilitation building as the Joseph O. Mineo Day Center.
Higgins & Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2017, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
A terra cotta twist on the mundane faculty mailbox
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:05 pm
Faculty mailboxes typically don't generate much excitement. But when they're in a building that's on the National Register of Historic Places, and that's home to an architecture school that has a reputation for "making," only the best, designed in-house, will do.
Sweden's 'Environmental Hero of the Year' speaking at Niagara University on Oct. 12
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:05 pm
Lasse Wennman received Sweden's Environmental Hero of the Year Award last December for, among other things, his work in reducing food waste by obtaining perishable items from restaurants (and other businesses) and recycling them to feed those who are hungry.
New ministry is in development at Lockport CARES
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:05 pm
In November 2009, Lockport CARES opened its doors to welcome homeless people at 192 Genesee St. Over the past eight years, it has housed more than 1,800 guests, offering hospitality and guidance to people in crisis.
UB receives nearly $2 million to expand behavioral health workforce in WNY
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:05 pm
The University at Buffalo has received a $1.92 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand the behavioral health workforce in underserved communities and combat the opioid epidemic in Western New York.
Lee Greenwood, Alabama, The Gatlin Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Sam Moore, Yolanda Adams, Cassadee Pope, Robert Earl Keen to perform as part of 'Deep From The Heart: The One America Appeal'
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:00 pm
The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation has announced a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M's Reed Arena the evening of Oct. 21 featuring former presidents Obama, Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41 and Carter joined by top music performers.
Engineering alumnus Stephen Still gives $4 million to support UB institute
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 10:10 am
A graduate who said the University at Buffalo changed his life has given $4 million to the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).
5 Wits voted one of top 5 escape rooms by USA Today
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 07:00 am
5 Wits has been voted one of the top 5 escape rooms in the U.S., according to a reader survey conducted by USA Today. A panel of experts, along with 10Best editors, together picked the initial 20 nominees, and then winners were determined by popular vote. 5 Wits finished in fourth place, beating out escape rooms all across the nation.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Kids Day Party in the Plaza' set for Oct. 9
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for a "Kids Day Party in the Plaza." The event, presented by Perry's Ice Cream, will take place from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Alumni Plaza, prior to the team's game against the New Jersey Devils.
'Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience,' ticket auction programs return for 2017-18 season
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will once again offer the "Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience" and ticket auction programs for the 2017-18 season, with proceeds benefiting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Cuomo announces winners of Western New York Smart Growth Community Fund
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 10:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced four Western New York communities have been selected to receive up to $10 million in funding from the Buffalo Billion II initiative. The City of Dunkirk, City of North Tonawanda, City of Lackawanna and Village of Gowanda are recipients of Smart Growth Community Funds for projects that utilize existing infrastructure to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development.
DEC statement regarding discharge by Niagara Falls Water Board; NFWB responds
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 10:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released this statement Wednesday night:
Lewiston Lions host It Happened to Alexa exec. director
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 06:50 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions hosted Kate Fowler, executive director of It Happened to Alexa organization.
Fantasy Island partners with Unyts For 'Halloween Horror' blood drive
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 02:40 pm
Giving blood is nothing to be afraid of. A pack of wild vampires? That's another story!
St. Francis Guild's 37th annual Pink Elephant Luncheon & Auction set for Saturday, Oct. 21
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 02:40 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 37th annual Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Verizon's Oath awards $19,557 Community Care Coordination grant to Niagara Falls Memorial
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 02:40 pm
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, has awarded a $19,557 community grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Center for its Niagara Community care coordination training project. The funds are included in $427,826 awarded to 20 community organizations by Oath's Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County and Oath's Yahoo Community Benefit Fund.
PHOTOS: Community Missions, NFMMC present annual interfaith community prayer service for mental illness recovery & understanding
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 11:40 am
Community Missions Inc. and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined together Tuesday to host the seventh annual interfaith community prayer service inside First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls.
As fire prevention month approaches, FASNY reminds New Yorkers to create a home escape plan
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 07:00 am
In observance of both National Fire Prevention Month and National Fire Prevention Week, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is asking New Yorkers to remember and re-learn basic fire safety rules that can help save lives. October is Fire Prevention Month, and Oct. 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week.
Buffalo Sabres, Jack Eichel agree to terms on extension
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 08:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team has agreed to terms with forward Jack Eichel on an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value (AAV) of $10 million.
Canisius College announces major reduction in tuition
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 05:50 pm
Canisius College on Tuesday announced it will reduce its current tuition for full-time undergraduate students from $34,966 to $27,000 - a 23 percent reduction - in a move aimed at improving the accessibility and affordability of a Canisius education.
Roycroft Campus announces grand opening of new museum
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 05:50 pm
Stemming from the success of recent restoration and preservation projects, and the receipt of several large-scale donations of original Roycroft artifacts, the Roycroft Campus has announced the establishment of The Museum, located in the historic Print Shop.
 

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