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24-hour CreateAthon kicks off Aug. 23
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Nine nonprofit organizations from across Western New York are set to receive free advertising and marketing services during CreateAthon, kicking off at 8 a.m. next Thursday, Aug. 23, at J. Fitzgerald Group in Lockport.
Museum of disABILITY History announces upcoming programs
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
As part of its "Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series," the Museum of disABILITY History will host a free presentation, "A Conversation about Epilepsy," from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 3826 Main St., Buffalo. Renay Moran, M.E.d, an information services coordinator at Epilepsy Association of Western New York, will lead the conversation.
People Inc. receives $100,000 in grant funds from Patrick P. Lee Foundation
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
People Inc. has received a grant from the Patrick P. Lee Foundation. The award, totaling $100,000, will allow the agency, in collaboration with People Inc. affiliate the Elmwood Health Center, to integrate mental health counseling into its successful employment services.
NCFCU golf event
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union is holding its fifth annual charity golf outing on Monday, Aug. 27, at Niagara Frontier Golf Club in Youngstown. The proceeds of this event will support the Niagara SPCA.
Falls Community Development, Waterkeeper team for 'Summer In Your City' STEAM event
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Niagara Falls Community Development, in partnership with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, will host a native plant workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Hyde Park Rose Garden as part of the "Summer In Your City" STEAM event series. The event is free and open to all ages, and no pre-registration is required.
One in a million: Life, death, football and Jordan Parks
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:15 pm
For some athletes, football is a way of life. Some players relish the opportunity of being between the lines, from goal post to goal post. For Niagara-Wheatfield High School senior quarterback Jordan Parks, his true love is the game of football. This past winter, though, that love was almost taken from him.
Buffalo Zoo: Elephants relocating to Audubon Zoo
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:15 pm
Because the current and future welfare of the animals is the Buffalo Zoo's top priority, institution officials said Tuesday, the Buffalo Zoo announced its two Asian elephants (Jothi, age 36, and Surapa, age 35) will move to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. The relocation is slated to take place later this fall.
USA Niagara Development Corp. announces acquisition of 32 'strategic properties' in downtown Niagara Falls
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 04:55 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) board of directors met Wednesday and unanimously approved the acquisition of 32 individual properties totaling approximately 11 acres of land in downtown Niagara Falls. The purchase of these properties is made possible through a strategic land acquisition program that is part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion phase two.
Higgins, Poloncarz: $4.15M-plus in federal funding for community projects in Erie County
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced Erie County has been awarded over $4.15 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Ortt raises concerns over NY Film Tax Credit
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 04:45 pm
Towards the end of last year, I highlighted the highly controversial and questionable film tax credit that our state has been recklessly participating in for the last 15 years. After beginning as a modest incentive of $25 million per year in 2004, by 2010 the credit had ballooned to an annual sum of nearly $211 million.
DOT patches Center Street
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 01:00 pm
At the request of Mayor Anne Welch, the New York State Department of Transportation has patched up portions of Center Street - Ninth and Center, in particular. Crewmembers have been out in force this month, and were seen working near Tops on Monday.
McDonald's, franchisees investing approximately $320m in Empire State to modernize more than 360 local restaurants
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:05 pm
McDonald's announced the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $320 million in New York throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of 360 McDonald's restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald's and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by 2020, including most restaurants in the Empire State.
Catholic Health offers stroke support group at Kenmore Mercy Hospital
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:05 pm
To help area stroke patients live their highest quality of life, Catholic Health is offering bimonthly stroke support group meetings at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. "Stroke Survival: Personal Stories of Success and Happiness" will be the topic of the next meeting, set for 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in the emergency department conference room, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.
Niagara Catholic to hold private alumni sale of school memorabilia
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
Memorabilia from Niagara Catholic High School, including trophies, portraits, banners and clothing, will be sold at a private sale for alumni, former staff, and family at the school, 520 66th St., on Thursday Aug. 23.The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m., and all items will be sold for cash on a first-come, first-served basis.
10th annual Hospice Dash 5K and Mighty Niagara Half Marathon to be held Sept. 15
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
This year's race, presented by Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, will be held Saturday, Sept. 15. Runners will compete for prize money, and trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers.
Fall bus tour of Buffalo's military history
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
Mark your calendars for the Niagara History Center's fall bus tour, set for 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Participants will tour historical military sites throughout Buffalo and enjoy presentations by speakers.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY accepting applications for Fendrick Theatre Fund
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York is now accepting applications for the David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund. One grant in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded for the writing or production of new theater works, the new production of an existing work, experimental and multimedia theatrical productions, or the completion of works in progress. Applications will be taken online at www.asiwny.org and are due by 11:59 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27.
2018 Niagara County Peach Festival Parade units needed
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 11:00 am
Jerald I. Wolfgang, chairman of the annual Niagara County Peach Festival Parade, announced the Lewiston Kiwanis Club is seeking units for this year's march. The parade will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on Center Street in Lewiston. The route will start at the Red Brick Municipal Building on North Fourth Street, cross over to Center Street, and continue to Academy Park.
AAA: More than 80 percent of older drivers aren't talking about driving safety
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 03:30 pm
Nearly 83 percent of older drivers report never speaking to a family member or physician about their safe driving ability, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Of the small percentage of families who do have the often-difficult conversation, 15 percent do so after a crash or traffic infraction has occurred - which could be too late.
'Name That Boat' contest winner at NYS State Fair gets that boat
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 03:20 pm
The Great New York State Fair visitors who submits the best name for the dory built at the event last year will win it. Those who submit "Name That Boat" entries at the new "Path Through Maritime History: NY Lighthouses and Lifesaving" exhibit will also have the opportunity to win a daily prize of a family pass to the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego.
NYPA issues request for information to explore partnerships for $250M EVolve electric vehicle initiative
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 03:20 pm
The New York Power Authority has issued a request for information to identify potential public and private partnerships that will help address key barriers to electric vehicle expansion in New York state. The RFI also will help maximize the impact of NYPA's recently announced EVolve NY program, which will allocate up to $250 million through 2025 toward accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles across the Empire State.
Niagara University student, alumnus skate with cancer-free father in 11 Day Power Play
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 03:20 pm
In January 2016, Justin Crawford received a jolt that would make a Scott Stevens check feel like a mosquito bite: His father, Gary, had been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.
Award-winning physician to join staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 03:20 pm
An award-winning physician who is nationally recognized for his expertise in caring for the elderly will join the medical staff at the Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center effective Sept. 1.
Lewiston, NOTL Rotary at Art Festival
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 05:10 pm
The Rotary Club of Lewiston and Niagara-on-the-Lake participated in the Lewiston Art Festival weekend as members have done for the past 47 years.
Niagara County cracking down on DWI
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 05:05 pm
Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
A week of fitness & family fun in Niagara Falls
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 05:05 pm
A full week of "Summer In Your City" events are on tap for this week. Join Niagara Falls Community Development and the Niagara Falls City School District in city parks for one, or all, of the events below. Each is free and brought to patrons without the use of local taxpayer dollars.
Niagara County Police Academy accepting applications for fall 2018
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 05:05 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy is accepting applications for its next class of sworn recruits and pre-employment students. The next part-time academy starts Sept. 4.
BPO extends John Morris Russell's contract for three more years
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell have agreed to extend their contract for three more years after the initial agreement expires in August 2019. Russell will continue to conduct at least five pops programs per season and will take the lead in planning pops programming.
Peach Festival: Win up to $500 in 'Taste Off'
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival recipe contest will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the stage at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. The 2018 event is sponsored by the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Gazette and Niagara Frontier Publications.
Welcome to River Region, Niagara Outfitters
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 12:05 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday for Niagara Outfitters. As the outdoors company has no brick and mortar location, the event took place at the foot of Water Street in Lewiston.
Lewiston Art Festival winners announced
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 08:30 am
The 52nd annual Lewiston Art Festival took place over the weekend, with more than 175 top artists along Center Street, and future exhibitors on display via the high school KeyBank Chalk Walk competition and College Alley.
Collins suspends campaign for re-election; McMurray calls for resignation
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 02:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following on Saturday:
Company family picnic raises $4,500 for WNY Heroes
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 01:50 pm
At 86 degrees and sunny, the weather could not have been any more perfect. While many people were enjoying the Thunder on the Niagara, there was another event happening right around the corner last weekend. With everyone dressed in red, white and blue for the patriotic theme, the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Porter Empty Return celebrates 5 years in River Region
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
This summer, Ransomville's Porter Empty Return is celebrating five years of serving communities from Lewiston to Olcott, and all areas around and between.
Grand Island Board of Education: New capital project presentation planned for Aug. 27 meeting
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education will hear a presentation concerning a possible capital project at its Aug. 27 meeting.
Parks Department completes bridge work
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Parks Department reports deck replacement of the bridge on the linear bike path between Bedell and Long roads was started the morning of Aug. 7 and finished the next day.
World's first yacht club pinball tournament coming to Sandy Beach Yacht Club
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
On the shore of the Niagara River, the Sandy Beach Yacht Club will provide a one-of-a-kind setting for the Buffalo Pinball Summer Open '18, one of the year's biggest pinball tournaments, featuring top competitors from across the U.S. and Canada.
Villa Coffee has new owner & chef
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
Meet the new man behind the counter at Villa Coffee House.
UB volcanologist co-chairs science definition team for Venus mission
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 07:25 pm
This week, University at Buffalo geologist Tracy Gregg is in Moscow for a scientific meeting. Next stop? Venus.
 

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