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Hospice Gran Fondo draws hundreds of cyclists
Fri, May 25th 2018 02:45 pm
The fifth annual Hospice Gran Fondo brought more than 750 riders to Niagara County on May 19 for the popular cycling event that benefits Niagara Hospice.
Niagara Falls Air Base holds accident response simulation
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On a rainy Saturday morning, the Niagara Falls Air Base hosted a mass accident response exercise to prepare for any possible crash in the future. With the Thunder of Niagara Air Show set to take place on June 9 and 10, the setting of the simulation was for preparation in the event of an air show crash.
North Tonawanda cuts ribbon to band shell
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On Saturday afternoon, the City of North Tonawanda avoided the rain and cut the ribbon to its new band shell at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road.
Wheatfield Town Board hears estimated 2019 budget
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its last regular board meeting for the month of May, but before the meeting took place, the board heard from Budget Director Edward Mongold on the 2019 estimated budget.
Town of Niagara Lions, Lioness clubs holding Memorial Day ceremony
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On Monday, May 28, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs will host their annual Memorial Day ceremony at the newly constructed memorial in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara.
Wheatfield grad Vendetti serving on one of first U.S. Navy stealth ships
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
A class of 1998 Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduate and Niagara Falls, New York, native is serving as part of the Pre-Commissioning Unit for the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116). Chief Petty Officer David Vendetti is a fire controlman assigned to DDG 116 in Bath, Maine. As a fire controlman, Vendetti is responsible for training and the professional development of junior sailors.
USDA surveying Niagara County for European cherry fruit fly
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is now surveying for the European cherry fruit fly in Niagara County.
Pappas Announces 'Service at Sea' ceremony and Twin Cities Memorial Day Parade
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, along with members of the United Veterans Council of the Tonawandas, invites the public in an annual Memorial Day of events.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Kiddieland opening
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
This weekend, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum's Kiddieland Testing Park will open for the season from noon to 4 p.m., starting Saturday and finishing Monday. Spring hours will be in effect until June 13 - noon - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Following June 13, summer hours will be in effect - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; and noon - 4 p.m., Sundays.
Scully wins Empire State Excellence in Teaching award
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's Elizabeth Scully was the proud recipient of the Empire State Excellence in Teaching award. Scully is a reading specialist whose job constantly changes to meet the needs of her students and the overall desires of West Street Elementary School.
KeyBank employees volunteer at local organizations on 28th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:20 am
On Wednesday, KeyBank hosted its 28th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day. More than 700 KeyBank employees in Buffalo and Western New York spent the day volunteering with more than two-dozen community organizations and service projects, including the William-Emslie YMCA in Buffalo, The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County in Dunkirk and Community Missions in Niagara Falls.
Aquarium of Niagara begins summer season
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:20 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is extending its hours for the 2018 summer season as of Saturday.
Niagara County: Tamburlin tapped to head state legislative clerks' association
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:10 am
Niagara County is set to gain some influence at the New York State Association of Counties, the powerful advocacy organization that represents the interests of New York state's 62 counties before the state and federal governments, after a local official was placed in charge of a key member organization.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra names new assistant conductor
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:10 am
After an extensive search process and intensive auditions, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has chosen a new assistant conductor: Todd Craven.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission donates to Lewiston Garden Club
Wed, May 23rd 2018 12:20 pm
Lewiston Garden Club Treasurer Barbara Carter accepted a corporate sponsor donation from the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission for Lewiston GardenFest 2018, which is scheduled for June 16 & 17. GardenFest representatives thanked the Bridge Commission for its ongoing support of the Lewiston Garden Club and beautification efforts.
Mobile app called 'Good Neighbor' wins top prize in Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown's Civic Innovation Challenge
Wed, May 23rd 2018 12:15 pm
Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown has awarded the top prize in his inaugural Civic Innovation Challenge - Powered by AT&T to the creators of Good Neighbor, a mobile phone-based app that gives residents easy access to key data on services provided by the City of Buffalo, Erie County and New York state, as well as local nonprofit organizations.
DEC advises motorists to be alert for turtles crossing roadways
Tue, May 22nd 2018 10:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday reminded the public that the state's native turtles are on the move in May and June, seeking sandy areas or loose soil to lay their eggs. Drivers that see a turtle on the road should use caution - not swerve suddenly or leave their lane of travel - and take care to avoid hitting turtles while driving.
Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics New York
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a time-honored tradition of 30-plus years, led and orchestrated by the "Guardians of the Flame," which includes over 6,000 law enforcement personnel from 470 agencies throughout New York state. Their ultimate goal is to raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New York.
Compeer of Greater Buffalo, Mental Health Association of Erie County host Buffalo Superhero 5K Race & Wellness Walk
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Buffalo Superhero 5K Race and Wellness Walk, the largest race in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness, will return once again at St. George's Church in Delaware Park on Friday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Compeer of Greater Buffalo and the Mental Health Association of Erie County (MHA).
Ready to rent a boat this summer? 5 tips from New York Sea Grant, Boating Industries Association of UNY
Mon, May 21st 2018 02:35 pm
New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York offer safety tips and suggest the right questions to ask before renting a boat. You can begin your search for rental opportunities through the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York:, Chambers of Commerce, and local tourism agencies.
Legendary Journey frontman Steve Perry drops by 'American Idol,' Buffalo announced as audition site for season 2
Mon, May 21st 2018 10:30 am
On the penultimate episode of "American Idol" on ABC Sunday night, a big surprise was waiting for frontrunner Gabby Barrett. Following her performance of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,' " the song's original vocalist, Steve Perry, showed up in the seating area with Gabby's family and friends.
'Strung Together: Zither Encounters,' a traditional music program at Castellani Art Museum
Mon, May 21st 2018 07:00 am
Join the Castellani Art Museum from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, for an afternoon of traditional music performances, featuring Recep Ornek on the Turkish kanun, Eva Pan Pin on the Chinese guqin, and Julie Dulanski on the hammered dulcimer. "Strung Together: Zither Encounters" explores three different zither instruments played in the Buffalo-Niagara Region by local musicians through a mix of performance, presentation and discussion.
GreenFields wins Leading Age of Western New York's Special Program Award with support from Roswell Park
Mon, May 21st 2018 07:00 am
On Wednesday, May 9, The GreenFields Continuing Care Community was presented with the Special Program Award by Leading Age of Western New York.
Lewiston on display at second annual 'Taste'
Mon, May 21st 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up again to produce the annual "A Taste of Lewiston." After a hiatus, the event returned last year bigger and grander than in past years.
Record-breaking 'Check Out Hunger' campaign will help Food Bank of WNY provide more than 4.7 million meals to hungry community members
Sat, May 19th 2018 12:55 pm
Western New York shoppers will help the Food Bank of WNY provide more than 4.7 million meals to people in need as a result of this year's record-breaking "Check Out Hunger" campaign. Customers of Dash's Market, Lexington Cooperative Market, The Market in the Square, Premier Gourmet, Premier Wines & Spirits, Price Rite, Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans Food Markets donated more than $789,000 to feed hungry children, families and seniors in our community.
First apple blossom has special meaning
Sat, May 19th 2018 12:30 pm
This photo was submitted by reader Richard Pope. He wrote, "I have a photo that I took this rainy morning of an apple tree in my yard. I planted this tree when my daughter Vittoria was born. She is now 27 and so is the tree. ... This is the first apple blossom all the spring."
H. David Myers, 'Father of Vikings Athletics,' passes away
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
Horace David Myers, "Father of Grand Island Athletics," passed away at 97 years of age in the Town of Tonawanda on May 13. He fought until his final minutes.
Grand Island: DeGlopper statue supported
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
As work continues on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial in the center of Grand Island, about a dozen people held a peaceful gathering in the park to show their support for a statue depicting Charles DeGlopper with a rifle.
Lake property owners again hear of state funding delays
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
And the wait continues. Such was heard by attending Lake Ontario waterfront property owners on Wednesday at a Ransomville session on updates to long delays in awaited state reimbursement funding to damage victims of last year's lakeshore flooding and erosion. It was the second such meeting held to discuss funding delays.
Town of Lewiston: Dead ash trees, green space woes
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston-owned green space issues again came into discussion as Parks/Recreation Director Mike Dashineau briefed Town Board members Monday on the continuing problem of dead and dying ash trees - a situation he said now affects 80 percent of all trees in Lewiston.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy bringing NFL-style combine to Falls
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy is coming to Niagara Falls to evaluate top youth and high school football players Memorial Day weekend. The goal is to select top regional prospects to invite to the exclusive three-day Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy in mid-July.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board approves 'Paladino Plaza' site plan change; ZBA members suggest action nullifies variances
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday voted unanimously to approve site plan changes at the Ellicott Development plaza site on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Specifically, members accepted a proposal to re-subdivide adjoining property located behind the building housing tenants including Vincenzo's Pizza House and Sue's Frame of Mind.
Municipalities discussing Frontier House options
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Council held an executive session Monday night. Board members discussed the Frontier House, which led some in the community to speculate the municipality was again interested in purchasing the 194-year-old Center Street property.
Save the date: 10 Mile Sidewalk & Garage Sale returns to River Region from June 8-10
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:45 pm
You're invited to attend an affordable, regionwide shopping spree Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10. The annual 10 Mile Sidewalk & Garage Sale will, once again, pair sellers with eager buyers.
Mount St. Mary's honors local EMS providers
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:25 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its 15th annual EMS Appreciation and Awards dinner on May 16 at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Representatives and honorees from 16 area volunteer fire companies, the City of Niagara Falls Fire Department and guests attended.
'Soldiers through the Ages' explores Old Fort Niagara's long military past
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara welcomes the public to its "Soldiers through the Ages" military history re-enactment event on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, over Memorial Day weekend. This annual event features special displays of military vehicles, period camps from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, weapons demonstrations, uniform programs and hands-on activities for families. In commemoration of the centennial of the Battle of Cantigny in World War I, a special program will also be presented in the Fort Niagara Officers' Club.
Study: Could wearable tech help address issues caused by overcrowding in emergency departments?
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:25 pm
It isn't surprising that when hospital emergency departments become overcrowded, care becomes more fragmented, but a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found that technologies designed to track and eventually improve staffing levels must be judiciously chosen.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino seeking volunteers in countdown to Guinness World Records title attempt
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:20 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is counting down to the Guinness World Records title attempt for the Largest Marriage Vow Renewal Ceremony on Saturday, June 23. Currently, the venue is seeking volunteers to assist that day in order to bring the record to Niagara Falls and be part of history in the making.
USDA surveyors are placing traps in Niagara County for European cherry fruit fly
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:15 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is surveying for the European cherry fruit fly in Niagara County.
Summer price forecast shows electric supply costs staying near historically low levels
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:10 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced the cost for electricity is expected to remain near historically low levels this summer. In addition, peak power demand forecasts continue to fall thanks in large part to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy. The decline in the amount of electricity consumed during the year helps lower costs for consumers and helps save the environment by reducing air pollution from power plants.

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