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Grand Island Board of Education: Interim principal appointed at Huth Road Elementary
Sat, Dec 16th 2017 07:00 am
Kerri Nowak has been replaced as principal at Huth Road Elementary School after the Grand Island Board of Education approved two agreements at Monday's board meeting.
Lewiston Lions attend Leadership Institute
Sat, Dec 16th 2017 07:00 am
Lions Club International recently held its annual three-day Leadership Institute in Binghamton. The purpose of the Lions Leadership Institute is to provide Lions with the opportunity to enhance skills in preparation for leadership responsibilities at the club, zone, region and district level - as well as interact with fellow Lions from clubs across all of New York.
Can You Help? Morey House
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:25 pm
Dominique DeGregorio is asking fellow Islanders to support a donation drive for needy children.
North Tonawanda: Hometown Heroes banners presented
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:10 pm
On Tuesday night, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas announced the next round of Hometown Heroes banners to be revealed in the city. The banners are now open to all veterans and not just active duty members. This year the American Legion Sikora Post 1322 recognized MM2 Stephen Sikora, U.S. Navy; Sgt. John Lukasik, U.S. Army Corps; and PFC Stanley Maziarz, U.S. Army.
Christmas week in Town of Niagara
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:05 pm
On Dec. 19, 20 and 21, the Town of Niagara Recreation Department will host Christmas week at the Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Activity Center, 7000 Lockport Road. The three days of events will include Christmas activities for children and families to enjoy.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls hosts pet nights with Santa this holiday season
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:05 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, invites visitors to bring their furry friends (cats and dogs only) to visit Santa for a photo this holiday season.
Designer brings holiday cheer to Memorial
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has again been transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to the talents of renowned interior designer Richard Nashwinter, who volunteers his talents to brighten the days of countless patients and visitors during the holidays.
Hockey game to raise funds for scholarship
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:00 pm
Setting up a fundraiser for a cause is no easy task. To Jordan Fox, 18, setting up a scholarship in Joey Brochey's name was an absolute must. With the hard work of Fox, there will be a memorial hockey game from 3-5 p.m. Saturday at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.
Niagara Greenway projects, meetings announced
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:00 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018 to determine the consistency of the 58th round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at the offices of DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3180 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls.
Deposits for Food donates to Falls food pantries
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 06:10 pm
Deposits for Food presented its annual holiday donations to two Niagara Falls food pantries, Community Missions and Heart, Love & Soul. Checks to the pantries were presented in November and December to cover the Thanksgiving/Christmas seasons.
Niagara County Dept. of Health offers free evidence-based workshops
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:15 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free workshops throughout Niagara County for individuals with any ongoing health condition; for example, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain and high blood pressure.
Dave & Adam's acquires piece of Sabres history
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
Dave & Adam's has announced one of the most historic pieces in Buffalo sports history has come home: the original 1970 document awarding an NHL franchise to Buffalo.
Adoption STAR: 73 children in Erie County seeking permanent placement through adoption
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
Adoption STAR is seeking permanent adoptive families for children in foster care. Enrollment is open for adoption education classes starting in January 2018.
WBFO establishes veterans news desk
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
WBFO-FM 88.7 has established a new veterans news desk with funding from Saint Bonaventure University. The desk began airing reports this month.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital prepares for CEO transition at start of new year
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
With the new year comes a changing of the guard at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health. Walter Ludwig, Kenmore Mercy's chief operating officer since 2009, will take over the reins of the north town hospital, as James Millard, president and CEO, will retire at the start of 2018.
Niagara County to participate in statewide STOP-DWI holiday season crackdown enforcement effort
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
Western New York REDC awarded $68.8 million for 112 projects
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:05 pm
As part of Round VII of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) was awarded $68.8 million for 112 projects that build on the region's assets to invest in the future. The announcement, which supports projects in Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties, was made Wednesday in Albany.
More than $300,000 in historic preservation grants available
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:05 pm
Applications are now available to eligible municipalities and not-for-profit organizations to compete for Preserve New York grants. Preserve New York is a signature grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and Preservation League of New York State, with additional support from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation.
Schneiderman: 'I will sue to stop illegal rollback of net neutrality'
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:05 pm
New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman released the following statement upon the Federal Communications Commission's vote, announcing he will lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the rollback of net neutrality:
Jim Bittner named Friend of Cornell Cooperative Extension
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:45 pm
The mission of Cornell Cooperative Extension is to enable people to improve their lives and communities through partnerships that put experience and research knowledge to work. At the annual state yearend luncheon, the Friend of Extension Award was given to someone who embodies that mission: Jim Bittner of Appleton.
Michele Beiter named director at Space Between
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:40 pm
Space Between in Lockport announced Michele Beiter is joining the facility's team as director. In this role, Beiter will work with clients and customers as they look to reserve the space for their meetings, trainings and brainstorming sessions, as well as coordinate logistics of catering, excursion packages and other add-on needs.
Local Christmas Mass to air on WKBW-TV
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:35 pm
Daybreak TV Productions of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has Christmas programming that will air on local television in the coming days.
Lewiston Town Board approves new water rates; hears about bar fight
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:05 pm
Monday's work session saw the Lewiston Town Board, as anticipated, move on setting new water rates for town residential and business users.
UB project aims to ease burden on caregivers assisting older adults with cognitive decline
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 06:45 pm
Anyone who's helped an ailing loved one knows the job of a caregiver is not easy. The challenges are daily and range from lifting a spouse out of bed, to bathing, to coming to the realization that the care recipient's condition is likely only to worsen. The challenges become harder when cognitive decline is added.
Red Nose Day campaign returns to NBC with a night of special programming May 24, 2018
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 06:45 pm
On Wednesday it was announced Red Nose Day, the national fundraising campaign to end child poverty, will return to NBC with a night of special primetime programming on Thursday, May 24, 2018.
ASI of Western New York appoints interim executive director, 2 directors
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 06:45 pm
At a recent board of directors meeting, Arts Services Initiative of Western New York appointed an interim executive director and two new directors:
Higgins cosponsors Save Net Neutrality Act
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 06:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is cosponsoring The Save Net Neutrality Act (H.R. 4585), a bill introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from proceeding through the process of repealing net neutrality rules.
Pistol recertification town hall set for Falls
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 06:45 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski knows an unpopular gun control law is raising lots of concerns for area residents, so Saturday he will be in Niagara Falls to help residents navigate new state-imposed legal requirements to keep their legally owned handguns.
Festival of Trees at NYPA Power Vista
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 12:40 pm
The New York Power Authority kicked off its annual Festival of Trees last weekend as part of its "Deck the Halls" event. Visitors can now view more than 60 colorful trees, which are spread out across the two-building Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project.
Village of Lewiston ZBA denies Benjamin Homes variance request
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 07:00 am
Almost two-dozen Village of Lewiston residents came to the Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Tuesday night to oppose a dimensional variance request for a new build at lot No. 210 on South Third Street. Many hands were raised to voice an opinion but, before anyone had a chance to speak, ZBA Chairman H. John Ritter essentially took the words out of their mouths. He said he couldn't vote in favor of a municipal code alteration, which, he said, would "devalue" the neighboring properties.
Niagara County adopts $343m spending plan
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 11:05 pm
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $343 million budget plan Tuesday night that reduces spending reducing taxes to their lowest level in decades, at $7.10 per $1,000 of assessed valuation.
Enrollment open for Artpark 2018 Theatre Academy & Art Camps
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 05:45 pm
Enrollment is now open for 2018 Artpark Theatre Academy and Art Camp sessions. Artpark Theatre Academy is set to take place July 9-Aug. 5, 2018 (ages 10-18); four weeklong sessions of Art Camp will begin July 9 (ages 9-14).
Lewiston Garden Club celebrates Christmas
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 05:45 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club celebrated its Christmas luncheon Tuesday at the Youngstown Yacht Club. The group is shown with gifts and food baskets collected for four families from Community Missions in Niagara Falls.
New downtown home of Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at UB officially opens
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:25 pm
Sixty-four years after moving to the University at Buffalo's South Campus, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has returned to downtown Buffalo.
Lewiston Senior Center celebrates holiday season by giving back to Lew-Port, Heart & Soul families
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:20 pm
As part of a holiday luncheon program on Tuesday, the Lewiston Senior Center donated dozens of presents to needy Lewiston-Porter Central School District families, and even more canned goods to the Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls. In addition, scarves were given to the Youngstown Porter Community Christmas Baskets program.
Dustin Lynch to perform at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino; plus 'Price Is Right Live' headed to town
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:50 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announced Tuesday that country music superstar Dustin Lynch will perform inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, March 31, 2018 (8 p.m.) Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Dec. 15.
2017 CommunityCare Grant awarded to both WNY STEM & Danceability
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:50 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced the recipients of its third-annual CommunityCare Grant: WNY STEM and Danceability. Each program will receive $5,000 toward their respective missions for the Western New York community.
NU's ROTC program among national leaders in army cyber branch placement
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:50 pm
Niagara University's ROTC program is the nation's top ROTC producer of second lieutenants for the Army cyber branch, which focuses on developing software and cyber warfare. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point follows a separate process to assess cyber officers.
Cub Scouts learn to save like 'Avengers'
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
Cub Scout Pack No. 855 enjoyed a fun and educational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, when Jennifer Grier, marketing specialist with Greater Niagara FCU, was invited for an interactive financial literacy workshop. The scouts learned the importance of saving money and making a plan for future purchases "Avengers" style.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club receives accolades, donations at December meeting
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
Community support was the topic at the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston's dinner meeting Wednesday Dec. 6, at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.