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Weight-loss information seminar to be held Tuesday in Lockport
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 06:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's bariatric surgery department will conduct a free patient information seminar on weight loss at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hampton Inn, 6082 S. Transit Road, Lockport.
Niagara University's Ostapenko Center unites local school students to discuss race & equality
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 06:45 pm
Nearly 130 local middle and high school students were at Niagara University on Thursday to tackle sensitive issues related to race and equality. The daylong conference was presented by the university's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission, which was established last fall to leverage change on causes associated with diversity, equality and social justice - both on campus and within the community.
Artpark hosts casting call for 'The Odyssey'
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 06:40 pm
Artpark & Company is opening its stage to all citizens of Western New York and announcing a second casting call for its new musical production of "The Odyssey."
New York Power Authority fishing piers to open for season
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 06:40 pm
Fishing facilities including the pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant will open for the season on Sunday, April 1, weather permitting. The fish-cleaning station will be available as long as temperatures remain above freezing.
Buffalo Geological Society to present 50th annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil Show
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 04:15 pm
A moon rock, collected during the Apollo 15 lunar landing mission by Lunar Module Pilot James B. Irwin, will be a featured display when the Buffalo Geological Society hosts its 50th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on March 24-25 in the Market, Grange and State Police buildings at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
'Barks & Bunnies' event to benefit SPCA
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 04:00 pm
From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, the Niagara SPCA is partnering with Jamie's Ice Cream and Wurlitzer Pizza, 1401 Nash Road, and Sweet Buffalo for an afternoon of fun. There will be free crafts - Easter bonnet creations, rock painting - and attendees can come meet the creator of Sweet Buffalo Rocks. Weather permitting, there will also be an Easter parade.
Wheatfield Rec Department to hold Easter party
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 04:00 pm
On Saturday, March 24, the Town of Wheatfield Recreation Department will host an Easter party at the town's youth center, 2795 Church Road, Wheatfield. From 10 a.m. to noon, Recreation Director Mike Ranalli invited the public to come and enjoy the free community event.
Fashion Outlets food, clothing drive for Community Missions
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 04:00 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, is running a food and clothing drive to benefit Community Missions of Niagara Frontier. Customers who make a donation now through March 29 will receive a free savings pass ($5 retail value) and retailer offers.
Moog looking to expand Wheatfield facility
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 03:55 pm
On Monday evening, prior to the Town of Wheatfield Town Board regular meeting, the board held a work session and heard from representatives of Moog Inc.
Town of Niagara: Board discusses budget, status of town
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 03:55 pm
At Tuesday's monthly Town of Niagara Town Board meeting, conversations got quite heated at times.
Town of Wheatfield: Board names new justice
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 03:55 pm
At Monday night's Town of Wheatfield regular Town Board meeting, the board announced several items, all with great relevance to the town.
KeyBank donates $600,000 to Erie County Medical Center trauma center capital campaign
Thu, Mar 22nd 2018 03:35 pm
KeyBank is making a $600,000 donation to Erie County Medical Center Corp.'s trauma center capital campaign. This grant is being made by the KeyBank Foundation in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation.
Niagara County Department of Health aims to control tuberculosis
Thu, Mar 22nd 2018 02:55 pm
World Tuberculosis (TB) Day commemorates the discovery of the tuberculosis bacterium by Dr. Robert Koch on March 24, 1882. Koch's discovery opened the way toward diagnosing and curing TB.
'Gowns for Prom': Colvin Cleaners teams with Reeds Jenss for gown drive on Saturday
Thu, Mar 22nd 2018 02:55 pm
The Colvin Cleaners "Gowns for Prom" program, presented by the Allstate Foundation and supported by WKSE "KISS" 98.5 and on-air host Janet Snyder, has teamed with Reeds Jenss to ensure the 13th annual program achieves its goal: providing every young lady in Western New York who otherwise could not afford a dress one perfectly altered and dry-cleaned gown for prom.
Niagara Power Vista's 'Eggstravaganza' to include photos, hayride
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 06:35 pm
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual spring "Eggstravaganza" event, featuring photos with Bunny, on Saturday, March 24, at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors' center for the Niagara Power Plant, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
'Seaster' returns to Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 06:35 pm
The Aquarium will host its annual "Seaster" event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que announces partnership with Lyft
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 06:35 pm
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que has announced a new partnership with Lyft - the fastest growing on-demand transportation service in the U.S. The collaboration aims to engage with the smokehouse and live music enthusiasts across upstate New York - including venue locations in Buffalo, Brooklyn, Harlem, Rochester, Syracuse and Troy (Greater Albany). The partnership makes Lyft the "Official Rideshare Partner" of Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.
USAN board acquires waterfront property
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 06:35 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met Wednesday and approved the acquisition of a property in Niagara Falls with "spectacular" views of the rapids and easy access to downtown and the Niagara Falls State Park. The vacant parcel, at 101 Buffalo Ave., will be purchased for $1,100,000 utilizing Buffalo Billion II funds for the purpose of issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to develop the 1.20-acre site.
Niagara University 'Takes Back the Night' on April 4
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 06:35 pm
Niagara University is inviting the community to "Take Back the Night" on Wednesday, April 4, through participation in an annual event that aims to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms.
Food industry disruption & change is focus of Niagara University Conference
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 06:30 pm
Niagara University's Food Marketing Center of Excellence will host "Managing Disruption and Change in the Food Industry: Entrepreneurial Innovation, Technology and Breakthrough Management for Success" on Thursday, April 19, at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.
Artpark adds Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with The Wood Brothers
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 10:20 am
Artpark & Company on Wednesday announced Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers with The Wood Brothers will perform on June 19 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 23.
Local chamber musicians plan concert to support disaster relief efforts
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 07:00 am
A group of local, classically trained musicians is planning an inspiring afternoon of music to support disaster relief efforts the world over.
Constitutional law scholar to discuss free speech in an era of economic and technological change
Wed, Mar 21st 2018 07:00 am
The University at Buffalo School of Law will host a forum to discuss economic and technological changes and their impact on free speech at its upcoming Mitchell Lecture, the signature lecture series that brings distinguished legal scholars to the law school to speak on the most important and current issues in law.
Village of Lewiston approves Hibbard's renovation, denies Art Council request
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 01:45 pm
The second phase of expansion at Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard was approved Monday by the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees. The Hibbard family was granted a special use permit for a 24-foot-by-13-foot concrete pad and customer queuing area with overhang canopy. This waiting spot will be located directly behind newly enlarged serving windows, which were previously approved.
Adventure Landing Easter egg hunts to benefit Variety Club of Western New York
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 12:55 pm
Adventure Landing is hosting its annual Easter egg hunts and charity raffles on Saturday, March 31. All children ages 10 and under are welcome to participate. Thousands of eggs will be stuffed with candy and prizes from area retail participants, as well as free Adventure Landing passes.
A Niagara University student coordinating a Disney conference? Hakuna matata!
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 12:55 pm
The answer last week was Lindsay Yates, a Niagara University senior from Gasport who coordinated the Disney Institute's training seminar in Niagara Falls through an internship with the Niagara Global Tourism Institute.
Study: In Type 2 diabetic patients, fiber supplement increased insulin secretion
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 12:55 pm
University at Buffalo researchers have found that taking a fiber supplement can help patients with Type 2 diabetes boost their insulin secretion even after eating a high-fat, high-carbohydrate meal.
Lewiston Garden Club installs officers
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 12:55 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club held its installation luncheon Monday at Apple Granny Restaurant. District 8 Director Debbie Braun installed the officers, including: President Marianne Gittermann, 1st Vice President Janet Miller, 2nd Vice President Darinda Hoffman, 3rd Vice President Barbara Stafford, Recording Secretary Sharon Low, Corresponding Secretary Judy Talarico and Treasurer Barbara Carter.
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo releases priest list
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 12:10 pm
The following list identifies diocesan priests who were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. This list also includes deceased priests with more than one allegation made against them. The year of death is listed next to those who are deceased.
Artpark loves the '80s! Venue welcomes Boy George & Culture Club, The B-52s, Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 10:55 am
Artpark & Company's "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank concert series continues to take shape. On Tuesday, the venue added Boy George and Culture Club, The B-52s and Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey to the close the lineup. The acts will perform starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 28.
Funtime Presents books Slightly Stoopid for Aug. 10 concert at Artpark
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 04:20 pm
Funtime Presents welcomes Slightly Stoopid with special guests Stick Figure and Pepper for a "Schools Out for the Summer" Tour stop at Artpark on Friday, Aug. 10. The "Coors Light Concerts" series event begins at 6 p.m. in the Artpark Amphitheater.
Niagara University renames, repurposes residence hall to enhance student learning
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 04:20 pm
One of the Tudor-style residences at Niagara University has been named to honor a longtime partner and supporter of the institution.
2018 Scotty Bowman Showcase rosters announced
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 12:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the rosters for the 14th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place on Thursday, March 22, at KeyBank Center.
Reinstein Woods offers Nature Tech Adventures for kids
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 12:30 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in partnership with Friends of Reinstein Woods, is offering children a unique opportunity to explore a new side of nature through five "Nature Tech Adventures" starting Monday, April 2.
Niagara County's business community comes together for historic networking event
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 12:30 pm
The Niagara Region Construction Alliance (NRCA) is teaming up with several business and professional organizations in Niagara County for a joint networking event, set to take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at New York Beer Project, Transit Road, Lockport.
As Tax Day approaches, Schneiderman issues consumer alert on frequent tax season scams
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 12:30 pm
With this year's tax day less than a month away, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman provided taxpayers with tips to help avoid fraudulent tax schemes. The AG also urged New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report to his office any suspected scams intended to steal personal and financial information from consumers.
'Spring It On' online fundraising campaign to launch at happy hour event at Parkside Meadow
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 12:30 pm
A launch party for the sixth annual "Spring It On" fundraising campaign will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, to bring together boards and staff of local nonprofits, their supporters and the community for an evening of connection and celebration. The happy hour event will be held at Parkside Meadow, located at the corner of Parkside and Russell Avenue, and is free and open to the public.
AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety celebrates 70 years
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 12:30 pm
Celebrating 70 years of research and education supporting the mission of reducing roadway crashes, injuries and deaths, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has unveiled a new website - - focused on its four core traffic safety research priorities: emerging technologies, vulnerable road users, driver behavior and performance, and roadway systems and drivers.
Public invited to NCCC student showcase
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 12:30 pm
"The Holocaust: Restitution and Recovery of Stolen Art," "A Bug's Life," "India-Japan Relations" and "Grocery Store Gardening" are just a few of the projects to be featured in the student showcase hosted by Niagara County Community College. The event is part of the college's spring open house and will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday on the college's Sanborn campus (main gymnasium, H Building). The showcase is open to the public.
Jacobs introduces bill improving access to fertility preservation services for cancer patients
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 12:30 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, has introduced legislation that would improve access to fertility preservation services for cancer patients whose treatments may directly or indirectly cause infertility. The bill, S7163, accomplishes this by requiring health insurance policies to provide coverage for standard fertility preservation prior to a patient beginning their recommended cancer treatments.