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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.
Breakfast set for Veterans Day
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:05 pm
A Veterans Day breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 at the North Tonawanda Senior Center 110 Goundry St. The event, sponsored by the Department of Youth, Recreation, Parks, and Seniors, is a continuing tradition by the department. 
NT Library events
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:05 pm
The following is a list of events at the North Toanwanda Public Library: 
Town of Niagara: Town Board discusses upcoming budget
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 12:00 pm
Recently, the Town of Niagara Town Board sat down, reviewed and discussed the proposed 2019 budget. In front of the board members, Town Supervisor Lee Wallace presented a $8,750,012.88 budget, which is $273,985.12 less than the 2018 proposed budget.
Jacobs secures $1,000,000 for new Shoshone Park indoor athletic complex
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 10:50 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs joined Wednesday with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and Common Council members Joel Feroleto and Rasheed Wyatt to announce he secured $1,000,000 in state funding to support the construction of a brand-new, multipurpose indoor athletic complex at Shoshone Park.
State agencies announce $1 million in funding available to support new farmers
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 05:35 pm
Empire State Development and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets announced $1 million in funding is available to assist early-stage farmers through the New York State New Farmers Grant Fund. The program, now in its fifth year, promotes growth and development in the state's agriculture industry. To date, $3.27 million has been awarded to nearly 90 farms throughout New York to expand their operations and improve their profitability.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy continues 5-year plan discussion
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit organization in the nation to both steward and maintain a historic urban park system, announced a second set of community meetings to discuss improvement priorities for the city's Olmsted-designed parks.
As Fire Prevention Week continues, Niagara County encourages residents to 'Look. Listen. Learn.'
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 03:05 pm
Niagara County fire coordinator, Niagara County volunteer fire companies and paid fire companies from across the county are observing Fire Prevention Week 2018 to highlight the importance of fire safety.
Erie County's domestic violence high-risk team receives $900,000 in federal funding to continue, expand its mission to protect survivors
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 03:05 pm
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Erie County received $900,000 in federal funding to expand its domestic violence high-risk team.
Niagara Falls: Interfaith service held to offer hope for those with mental illness
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 02:00 pm
The eighth Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding took place Tuesday afternoon at First Congregational United Church of Christ on Cleveland Avenue in Niagara Falls.
DEC reminds hunters to put safety first this hunting season
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 07:00 am
With several hunting seasons underway and the start of big game season just weeks away, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is reminding hunters to put safety at the forefront of their actions this fall when going afield.
Erie County receives $3.4 million in anti-opioid grant funding
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Probation Commissioner Brian McLaughlin, and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein to announce over $3.4 million in new federal grant funding awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat the opioid epidemic in Erie County.
Higgins, Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2018, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
Study: System could curb social media harassment, abuse
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:55 pm
A new system for automatically detecting prejudice in social media posts can help curb abuse and harassment online, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Perfection: Niagara-Wheatfield golf completes undefeated season
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 07:40 pm
It's been almost four years since Niagara-Wheatfield's golf team had a number other than zero in its loss column. On Tuesday, that number stayed put at zero, as the team won the Niagara Frontier League Tournament at Willowbrook Golf Course with a combined low score of 407.
UB builds escape room to teach nursing, pharmacy students teamwork
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 11:20 am
Escape rooms have reached the college classroom.
'Peanuts' gang comes to UB this holiday season
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 11:00 am
Just in time for the holiday season, The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo welcomes "A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage" at 6 p.m. Nov. 21.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Learn to Play' program returns for third season
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced registration is now open for the team's "Learn to Play" program presented by Pure Hockey.
New monthly respite programs in Gasport, Lewiston provides social activities for those living with dementia
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:30 am
The Alzheimer's Association of Western New York is overseeing two new monthly social respite programs in Niagara County. These community social programs are set to provide a safe environment for those with dementia to socialize and engage in meaningful activities, while allowing their care partners time to refresh and tend to their own health and other commitments.
20th annual Family Violence Conference to feature national experts on domestic violence, sex offenses
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 10:30 am
More than 200 professionals from the fields of criminal justice, child welfare, victim advocacy, mental health and education are expected to attend the 20th annual Safe at Home Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls.
From locked doors to armed guards: UB's Finn organizes national school security conference
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 04:10 pm
The effects and effectiveness of school security measures will be the topic of a national conference organized by Jeremy Finn, professor in the University at Buffalo's Graduate School of Education, and Timothy J. Servoss, associate professor of psychology at Canisius College.
UB: Scientists aim to use crowdsourced data to improve flood predictions
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 04:10 pm
In spring of 2011, University at Buffalo hydrogeologist Chris Lowry hammered a giant measuring staff into the bottom of a pond in Western New York. Nearby, he posted instructions explaining how passersby could read the staff and text him the water level.
Stem cells will 'change medicine forever,' says UB surgeon-turned-stem cell engineer
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 02:05 pm
Natesh Parashurama, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University at Buffalo, has made his life's mission the translation of stem cell research from the laboratory to patients.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, Buffalo History Museum present 'The Underground Railroad: Then & Now'
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 02:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center and the Buffalo History Museum will present "The Underground Railroad: Then & Now" at 6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 10, at the latter and then at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the former. The event is free to attend.
HAL presents scholarship
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 02:00 pm
Historical Association of Lewiston Vice President Leandra Collesano presented a $500 scholarship to Christian Burnham of the Tuscarora Nation on Indigenous Peoples' Day. The pictured ceremony took place at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument in Lewiston.
Flax at 'Family Night'
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 11:35 am
Ever wondered how flax turns into linen? Jean Neff will answer all questions at the History Center's "Family Night." The program runs from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Documentary screening, multiple 'Martian invasion' broadcasts mark WKBW Radio's 'War of the Worlds' 50th anniversary celebration
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 11:30 am
The 50th anniversary of WKBW radio's "War of the Worlds," the most famous radio broadcast in Buffalo's history, will be celebrated with the screening of a new documentary film and a re-airing on Halloween night - along with two other unique and famous versions of HG Wells "Martian invasion" story.
Fall foliage & Halloween steamtrain rides in Hamburg
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 11:30 am
During the month of October, the Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway will offer a series of fall foliage and Halloween-themed train excursions behind a vintage 1920s-era steam locomotive. Trains are scheduled to operate out of the Village of Hamburg's historic Erie Railroad Depot (4 Scott St.) on Oct. 13-14, 27-28.
HAL goes to war
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 10:55 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's October program is titled, "A Lewiston Hero and the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Meuse-Argonne Battle." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
AAA: Atypical autumn doesn't bring falling gas prices
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 10:55 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.91, up 3 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.50. The New York State average is $3.01 - up 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the STATE average was $2.71.
NCLCA conference attracts national audience to NCCC
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 09:45 am
Niagara County Community College hosted participants from all over the country as part of the 33rd annual National College Learning Center Association Annual (NCLCA) Conference, titled, "Unleashing the Power of Your Learning Center." The conference provided higher education learning center professionals with the opportunity to discover best practices for tutoring services, data collection and supplemental instruction, while gaining mentorship from others in the field.
Memorial Medical Center schedules flu shot clinic
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct a flu shot clinic for adults 18 and older from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. The clinic will be held on the first floor of the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St. Both quadrivalent and high dose influenza vaccines will be available along with two types of pneumonia vaccine.
Made in America Store to welcome 800th bus since opening in 2010
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 07:00 am
Diamond Tours Bus Group from America's Heartland is set to be the 800th bus to visit the Made in America flagship store in Elma.
As Fire Prevention Month gets underway, FASNY reminds New Yorkers to test smoke alarms
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 11:35 am
Fire Prevention Month is underway, and Fire Prevention Week (Oct 7-13) is rapidly approaching. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is urging New Yorkers to take note of basic fire safety tips and advice that can help save lives. In particular, FASNY asks all New Yorkers ensure their smoke alarms are in proper working order so that they, and their families, are protected against fire.

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