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Cornerstone CFCU hosting 3rd 'Promposal' contest
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:50 pm
The prom can be one of the first major expenses for teenagers. Cornerstone CFCU would like to help one lucky member as part of its latest Facebook contest.
Poloncarz issues declaration of need on ECFSA borrowing for 2017 capital bonds
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a formal declaration of need on Thursday, requesting the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority sell bonds on behalf of Erie County for the county's 2017 capital program.
Small businesses invited to SBA matchmaker
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration is inviting area small business owners to participate in the 2017 SBA business matchmaker on Wednesday, May 10, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Cheektowaga.
Compeer of Greater Buffalo & Mental Health Association of Erie County to host Buffalo Superhero 5K Race & Wellness Walk June 9 in Delaware Park
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Superhero 5K Race and Wellness Walk, the first and largest race/walk in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness, will return once again at St. George's Church in Delaware Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. The event will be hosted by Compeer of Greater Buffalo (Compeer) and the Mental Health Association of Erie County (MHA).
International Tourism Association awards paper co-authored by NU student, professor
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:30 pm
A research paper co-authored by a Niagara University student and associate professor was awarded second place during the 2017 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Conference, which was held April 21-22 in Las Vegas.
Buffalo Bills, M&T Bank honor Sweet Home Middle School social studies teacher with 'Touchdown for Teachers' grand prize
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:40 pm
The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank announced and honored the ninth annual M&T Bank "Touchdown for Teachers" program finalists and winner at a private draft party event on April 27 at the ADPRO Sports Training Center at New Era Field (Etkin is shown far right).
Niagara County backs downtown Lockport development efforts with building transfer
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:40 pm
Niagara County lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a resolution Tuesday that will transfer a surplus building in Lockport's downtown to the city in a move intended to help city planners bring a professional office building online in the heart of the business district.
Next Generation United picks UB Heals as top winner in Pitch 10 competition
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
UB Heals, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting the homeless population with the health care system by engaging UB medical students in outreach efforts to provide care to those on the streets, won the top prize of $5,000 in the recent Pitch 10, a competition-style event where small, young or millennial-focused nonprofit organizations had a chance to "pitch" their project or idea to the public for a chance to win funding.
Poloncarz, EC Social Services Department announce opening of HEAP cooling season
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and the Erie County Department of Social Services have announced the opening of the Home Energy Assistance Program ("HEAP") cooling assistance program.
Higgins announces House approval of bipartisan budget agreement
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and a majority of members in the House of Representatives approved the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act by a vote of 309-118. The bill appropriates $1.070 trillion to fund federal programs through Sept. 30.
Theater instructor Bridget Moriarty joins Niagara University faculty
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:30 pm
Bridget Moriarty, a highly experienced theater instructor and veteran of operatic and concert hall stages, has been named an assistant professor of theater at Niagara University.
Cuomo declares state of emergency for communities impacted by Lake Ontario flooding
Wed, May 3rd 2017 09:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for the following counties in order to expedite repair to impacted structures and construction of shoreline stabilization projects: Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne. The governor's order empowers DEC and other state agencies to issue emergency individual permits for those larger-scale response actions that may be necessary.
Erie County Senior Services, partners present Elder Law Day 2017
Wed, May 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services and the Center for Elder Law and Justice have announced Elder Law Day 2017 will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.
WBFO, AT&T to present a Facebook Live panel event on cyberbullying
Wed, May 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Many adults recall being bullied as kids, but in this interconnected world, the taunts don't stop when the school day ends.
Niagara Catholic students give back as part of annual Day of Caring
Tue, May 2nd 2017 04:45 pm
On Tuesday, May 9, students, faculty and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will volunteer throughout Niagara County as part of their annual "Day of Caring." With almost 200 volunteers, the Niagara Catholic family will participate in activities at 18 sites throughout the area.
Buffalo to host NHL Scouting combine through 2019
Tue, May 2nd 2017 04:45 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the NHL Scouting Combine will remain in Buffalo through 2019, with each of the next three events being held at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter.
Youth Vet Camp planned for Erie County Fair
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:55 pm
This summer, youth will have the opportunity to work firsthand with veterinarians and animals during the Erie County Fair's inaugural Vet Camp. The half-day agricultural experience, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 17, will be geared for children 11-14 years of age and will focus on three specific areas of learning:
Erie County preliminarily closes fiscal year 2016 with balancing amendments, funding designations
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Erie County anticipates ending fiscal year 2016 with a modest positive budget variance of nearly $3 million, the result, he said, of prudent budgeting, reductions in spending, and certain favorable results such as lower Medicaid costs primarily resulting from provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
Norris invites public to boater safety course
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris is inviting all boaters to attend a free boating safety course, held in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, May 20, at the Barker Volunteer Fire Co.
Collins, Swalwell re-introduce bipartisan measure to spur small business development
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
U.S. Reps Chris Collins (NY-27) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) kicked off Small Business Week by re-introducing the Main Street Revival Act of 2017. This legislation is designed to expedite local small business development in underserved areas.
WNYB-TV & TCT Network celebrate 40 years of Christian television
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
To celebrate a milestone 40th anniversary, TCT will hold open house event from 1-7 p.m. May 18 at WNYB, 5775 Big Tree Road, Orchard Park.
Artpark adds 'Big Bang' by Plasticiens Volants, William Close & The Earth Harp Collective
Tue, May 2nd 2017 11:35 am
For over four decades, Artpark has been a unique destination for new and experimental statements of art, nature and performance. In keeping with that idea this summer, Artpark & Company has announced a concert featuring two visually stunning outdoor spectacles: William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, and "Big Bang" by the French performance group Plasticiens Volants. The show will conclude the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Niagara University announces 2017 commencement honorees
Tue, May 2nd 2017 09:05 am
Niagara University's 2017 schedule of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and the author of the acclaimed biography "Alexander Hamilton."
Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy: U.S., Canada police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Tue, May 2nd 2017 08:55 am
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the 20th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
American Niagara Hospitality looks to build $70M project in downtown Niagara Falls, add 200-room luxury hotel & daredevil waterpark
Mon, May 1st 2017 08:00 pm
American Niagara Hospitality announced plans at the Niagara Falls City Council meeting on Monday for a "game-changing" development to be located at Niagara's premier location at Old Falls Street and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. ANH plans call for a $50-million, 200-room, upscale, all-suite hotel, along with a $20 million daredevil-themed waterpark.
Darien Lake announces opening date for 54th season
Mon, May 1st 2017 04:15 pm
Darien Lake, Western New York's largest theme park, will open for its 54th season on Saturday, May 6.
Applebee's partners with Operation Gratitude to give back to troops during Military Appreciation Month
Mon, May 1st 2017 04:15 pm
A longtime supporter of the U.S. military, T.L. Cannon Companies and its 62 Applebee's restaurants across upstate New York, Connecticut and Northern Pennsylvania announced its partnership with Operation Gratitude - a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that sends care packages overseas - as part of its Military Appreciation Month celebration in May.
National Fuel offers flooding precautions during spring storms
Mon, May 1st 2017 04:05 pm
In light of the storms predicted to move through Western New York this week, National Fuel offers customers the following information should they experience flooding:
What's 'Happening in Niagara'? A Taste of Lewiston!
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:55 pm
Jerry Wolfgang, host of LCTV's "Happening in Niagara," recently interviewed Eva Nicklas of Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan of Corey McGowan Productions. They talked about the upcoming revival of "A Taste of Lewiston," which is happening on Saturday, May 27, on Center Street.
Garden Club: Celebrating '90 Years and Growing' in Lewiston
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:50 pm
As you are walking through Hennepin Park or enjoying the container gardens along Center Street this spring, you can thank a dedicated group of volunteers who lend their time and gardening talents to enhance the natural beauty of our historic community.
'First Home Club' encourages, supports home ownership
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:20 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union has launched its "First Home Club," a program to help members of The Summit save money for the down payment and closing costs of a first home.
Erie County Parks and Land Conservancy collaborate to create new natural habitat park along lakeshore
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:20 pm
Last spring, a generous landowner donated a beautiful, eight-acre forest on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie in Derby to the Western New York Land Conservancy.
Niagara Falls State Park to host ride-and-drive event featuring clean fuel vehicles
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Clean Communities of Western NY, will host a "ride-and-drive" event featuring clean fuel vehicles. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park.
Higgins requests data on expenditure of waterfront development funding
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is asking Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) to provide a full accounting of the expenditure of funding provided for Buffalo waterfront development through the federal relicensing settlement with the New York Power Authority.
Niagara County to collect household hazardous waste
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:10 pm
Niagara County is rolling out a new voucher system for household hazardous waste collection, Infrastructure and Facilities Committee Chairman John Syracuse and Refuse District Committee Chairman Mike Hill announced. The program officially begins May 1 and runs through Aug. 31.
Buffalo Sabres auctioning off game-worn & team-issued jerseys
Mon, May 1st 2017 11:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres are holding an online auction featuring game-worn and team-issued jerseys. The auction began Friday and will go until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Roofers recruit apprentices
Mon, May 1st 2017 11:50 am
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Roofers, Local Union No. 74 (Western New York), will conduct a recruitment from May 29 through May 25, 2018, for 20 roofer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
Town of Lewiston: NYPA rebate is coming by mail
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 09:05 am
Good news for Lewiston's residential electrical users: Those long-awaited New York Power Authority hydropower rebates will soon be coming in the mail.
Ellicott Development wasting no time in demolishing properties at future plaza site
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 09:00 am
Two of the three buildings on the Center Street side of Ellicott Development's 4.1-acre parcel were torn down Wednesday, as the Buffalo property management firm prepares to build a mixed-use plaza in Lewiston.
Silo staffers upbeat as they prepare for another busy summer in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 09:00 am
When you crank out 2,000 orders a day, all summer long, season after season - as The Silo Restaurant does - you're bound to make a few fans.