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Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake proceeds provide new ambulette for Niagara Hospice
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 12:55 pm
The Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, held on July 13, continued its tradition of entertainment, food and leisurely sailing or power-boating up the Niagara River, all to benefit Niagara Hospice. The event, celebrating its 19th year, raised $34,823.
Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, Cheerios to celebrate Buffalo's friendliness
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 12:45 pm
Buffalo is officially being recognized as one of America's friendliest cities.
October is Car Care Month at AAA
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 12:15 pm
October is Car Care Month at AAA Western and Central New York. As the weather cools, AAA reminds motorists that completing a seasonal vehicle checkup can maintain safety and maximize efficiency throughout the fall and winter.
Gas prices drop (but not in Buffalo) despite hurricane, pipeline rupture
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 12:10 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.89, down 2 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.47. The New York state average is $3 - down a penny from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.67.
AAA: Drivers rely too heavily on new vehicle safety technologies in spite of limitations
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 12:10 pm
More and more, drivers are recognizing the value in having vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like blind spot monitoring systems, forward collision warning and lane keeping assist. However, while many of these technologies are rapidly being offered as standard, many drivers are unaware of the safety limitations of ADAS in their vehicles, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Higgins presents Purple Heart to family of WWI veteran Walter Rydzewski for battle injuries received 100 years ago
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by New York State Assemblywoman Monica Wallace, Village of Depew Trustee Audrey Hamernick and local veterans, including Depew American Legion Post 1528 and Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 187, to present the family of Private Walter Rydzewski with the Purple Heart and other medals earned 100 years ago, during World War I.
St. Mary's, country club team to provide mammograms
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 09:40 am
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosted a free mammography screening on Saturday at the hospital located at 5300 Military Road in Lewiston. The tests were courtesy of the "Play Fore Pink" golf event at the Niagara Falls Country Club and radiologist Dr. Timothy Dyster.
Niagara's Choice FCU celebrates 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 07:00 am
On Thursday, Oct. 18, Niagara's Choice, along with more than 56,000 credit unions around the world, will celebrate International Credit Union Day, and the philosophy and achievements of the credit union movement. Niagara's Choice will celebrate by welcoming new and existing members with refreshments at all six branch locations.
NU College of Hospitality and Tourism Management to mark 50th anniversary by co-hosting 37th annual International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators Conference with Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara University will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of its groundbreaking College of Hospitality and Tourism Management by co-hosting this year's ISTTE Innovation in Tourism Education Conference with the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. The conference will be highlighted by an awards dinner with a keynote address by Bruce Nierenberg, chairman of the board and founder of Victory Cruise Lines.
Niagara-Wheatfield shutout by Grand Island
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:50 pm
It was Niagara-Wheatfield's senior day at Terry Harvey Field Saturday afternoon. The celebrations did not finish how the Falcons would've liked, though, as the team dropped its final regular season game of the year versus Grand Island, 14-0.
Alzheimer's Association partners with ECMC for driving evaluation program
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 12:20 pm
The Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, and Erie County Medical Center Corp. announced a partnership to provide free driving evaluations for persons living with dementia.
Designated Drivers of Buffalo celebrates 10th year of life-saving driving service
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 12:20 pm
Designated Drivers of Buffalo (DDOB) is celebrating its 10th year of providing designated driving services in Western New York.
National Fuel's 2018-19 winter heating season forecast: Slight uptick compared to last year if a 'normal' winter pattern returns
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 12:20 pm
Depending on which weather source is deemed most reliable, the upcoming 2018-19 winter is predicted to feature either "teeth-chattering" cold or have milder-than-average temperatures with above-normal precipitation levels of rain and snow.
Exhibit finds permanent home at Museum of disABILITY History
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 12:15 pm
When Willard Psychiatric Center in New York's Finger Lakes closed in 1995, workers discovered hundreds of suitcases in the attic of an abandoned building. Since their discovery, an exhibit was created that showcases the moving stories behind these suitcases.
State agencies, partners kick off national Disability Employment Awareness Month with initiative for NY businesses
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 12:15 pm
In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Office for People With Developmental Disabilities, in partnership with the Employment First Commission, announced an employment initiative to help employers hire dependable employees with special abilities.
Western New York Catholic newspaper wins Catholic Press Association awards
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 12:00 pm
"The diversity of topics and ability to reach a broad audience and offer something for practically everyone are what makes this newspaper stand out."
Above and Beyond: Fuccillo Automotive Group buys fire prevention T-shirts for school visits
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that the Fuccillo Automotive Group has spent over $8,000 to purchase T-shirts for all students in kindergarten through fifth grade as a part of fire prevention week.
Youngstown trustees take no action on parking
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Following a boisterous public hearing last week in Youngstown - one to consider changes in the village code on a 15-minute parking provision fronting a Lockport Street business - no action was taken by the Village Board of Trustees on Thursday night.
Budget season underway in Town of Lewiston
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Budget season for the Town of Lewiston is now underway with the town's recent debut of 2019 spending plans that reflect increases over its adopted 2018 plan of $17,287,894.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1: Community invited to partake in annual Wine Tasting & Food Pairing
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Like fine wine, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1's annual operational fundraising event just keeps getting better with age.
Grand Island Central School District: Second forum scheduled to discuss possible $25 million capital project
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 06:55 am
The Grand Island Central School District will host a second community forum to share the preliminary plans for a possible $22 million to $25 million capital project.
Mount St. Mary's goes pink
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 10:30 pm
Associates and volunteers of Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrated "Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day" on Friday. Staff throughout the hospital wore pink to enhance awareness while information displays were provided in public areas.
Mount St. Mary's expands services
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 10:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has expanded and relocated its cardiopulmonary services to a new first-floor location in the main hospital building on its Lewiston campus.
Oh deer! New York deer crashes peak in autumn
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 09:40 pm
New York drivers need to buck up this fall and watch for deer. AAA analyzed New York crash data and found that October, November and December are by far the peak months for deer crashes in the Empire State. From October to December 2016, there were 9,720 deer crashes across the state - equivalent to one deer crash every 15 minutes.
Artpark & Company annual meeting recaps season; 2 new directors elected
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 09:35 pm
The Artpark & Company board of directors held its annual meeting on Tuesday to review the summer destination's diverse season of music, visual arts, theater, public art and education.
UPDATE: New York state to oversee safe shutdown of Tonawanda Coke facility, assist workers
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 09:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was informed by the Tonawanda Coke Corp. that, due to its financial inability to legally operate the plant, it is pursing plans to shut down the plant.
New York Power Authority Board approves $15 million in contract awards to supplement emergency restoration response and management capabilities
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 05:30 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved the award of $15 million in construction contracts to six companies that will supplement NYPA's own emergency power restoration response and management capabilities.
Recycled art workshop at Castellani Art Museum
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 07:00 am
Join the Castellani Art Museum from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, for a hands-on recycled art workshop led by Justin Higner, a local folk artist from Wheatfield. Let your imagination run free during this family-friendly, hands-on workshop where one can learn about making folk art with found and recycled materials.
Grand Island clips Niagara-Wheatfield in NFL girls soccer title match
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 12:15 am
In last year's inaugural Niagara Frontier League Crossover Championship girls soccer game, the Grand Island Vikings defeated the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, 2-0. In 2018, the two met again in the same game, with Grand Island, once again, walking away victorious, 1-0.
Falcons boys soccer defeated in NFL championship
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 08:20 pm
On a crisp and cool Thursday at Sparky Adams Field, the Kenmore East Bulldogs defeated the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, 2-1, to win the Niagara Frontier League title in the league crossover championship.
Lewiston-Porter has a special visitor: State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 08:20 pm
Lewiston-Porter was honored by a visit with New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia this past Thursday (as shown in the photo). Elia was in the district to meet with Lewiston-Porter teaching faculty and administrators for a focused discussion on the district's approach to Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR).
Kearns to host Thank-A-Vet discount program outreach on Grand Island
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns is inviting Erie County veterans to his next Thank-A-Vet discount program. The outreach will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 17, at the VFW Post 9249, 2121 Grand Island Blvd.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper: $3 Million award from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper on Thursday announced $3 million has been awarded to support the organization's mission and efforts to physically improve waterfront access for the residents and visitors to the City of Buffalo and Western New York. The investment is expected to improve recreational access to water for the public, including people with varying levels of mobility, while increasing eco-tourism opportunities and encouraging community revitalization.
Ortt: State grants over $1 million in communications funding to Niagara & Orleans
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt applauded the awarding of over $1 million in state interoperable communications grants to Niagara and Orleans counties.
Aquarium of Niagara hosts free 'Halloween Happenings' event for children
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara's annual "Halloween Happenings" event is set for the weekend of Oct. 27-28. The event is free for children in costume and will include a Halloween-themed sea lion show, seal and penguin presentations hosted by a special friend, games, crafts and trick or treat stations.
Girls volleyball remains unbeaten, closing in on NFL title
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:30 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball team continued its impressive string of victories this past week, improving its record to 14-0 in the Niagara Frontier League.
N-W soccer teams set for NFL championship
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:30 pm
The boys and girls soccer teams at Niagara-Wheatfield just recently finished up their regular season schedules.
Wheatfield Lions senior pancake breakfast
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:20 pm
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, the Town of Wheatfield Lions Club 6535 Ward Road (next to the American Legion) will host a free senior pancake breakfast to honor and recognize the senior community for all they do to contribute to the Town of Wheatfield.
NCCC honors three alumni
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:10 pm
The 2018 Niagara County Community College Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Paul Lamont '86, Ellen Latham '77 and Michael Messina '83 at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on Oct. 20 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
N-W BOE to meet
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:10 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held on Oct. 17 will begin at 6 p.m.

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