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Erie County Senior Services expanding senior dining program to include local restaurants
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced plans to initiate an expansion of the department's popular congregate dining program to include select local restaurants as dining options.
Thurman Thomas, Cheerios celebrate Buffalo's friendly honor
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 09:35 am
Tuesday morning, Buffalonians had much to cheer about, as Cheerios, along with Buffalo Bills Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas, celebrated a prestigious honor.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1: Community invited to partake in annual Wine Tasting & Food Pairing
Sat, Oct 13th 2018 07:00 am
Like fine wine, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1's annual operational fundraising event just keeps getting better with age.
New York state to oversee safe shutdown of Tonawanda Coke facility, assist workers
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 09:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation was informed by the Tonawanda Coke Corp. that, due to its financial inability to legally operate the plant, it is pursing plans to shut down the plant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Village of Lewiston set to save thousands with new LED lights
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
Thanks to customer incentives, the Village of Lewiston will enjoy significant savings on electricity at both the Red Brick Municipal Building and Department of Public Works garage.
Grand Island Board of Education: Forum held for possible $25 million capital project
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 07:00 am
A building condition survey of the Grand Island Central School District has helped identify district needs to be addressed by a possible capital project of $22 million to $25 million.
Parking problems in Youngstown: Businesses at odds over 15-minute marker
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 06:55 am
Opposition continues to build in Youngstown on village plans to modify a long-standing street parking arrangement for a Lockport Street liquor store.
Niagara Falls takes stand against domestic violence
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 08:40 pm
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family & Children's Service of Niagara coordinated the fifth annual Domestic Violence Ribbon Walk on Tuesday. Staff, local elected leaders and community members gathered on Third Street to take a collective stand against domestic violence. As they walked, they tied purple ribbons on the trees between Main and Niagara streets.
Ortt hosts annual 'WNY Warriors Flight'
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:50 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt hosted 26 veterans on a flight down to Washington, D.C., to visit the various memorials and pay respects to the men and women who have perished in service to this nation.
Complete Senior Care Celebrates caregivers during National PACE Month
Mon, Oct 1st 2018 12:10 pm
The National PACE Association proclaimed September as National PACE Month, an opportunity to celebrate the lives improved by Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). This year's theme of "Caring for Caregivers, Caring for You" highlighted the role of caregivers and the support provided to them by PACE programs.
Hundreds turn out to 'paint light' on Old Fort Niagara for RIT's Big Shot photograph
Sun, Sep 30th 2018 01:05 pm
The opportunity to "paint light" on a historic fortress drew hundreds of people to Old Fort Niagara on a crisp, fall Saturday night, helping make the Rochester Institute of Technology's nighttime Big Shot photograph a picturesque success.
Islanders rally for loved one in diabetes fundraiser
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Families often rally around their loved ones, and two Grand Island residents are no exception. Grand Islanders Bethany and Carly (Joslyn) Bernatovicz will participate in a diabetes charitable bike ride next weekend for their nephew and cousin, respectively, Jay Kuehmeier.
Aquarium of Niagara receives AZA accreditation
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 03:40 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. This recognizes its commitment to the highest standards in animal care, education, conservation and guest experience.
Cuomo announces first biotech venture between US, Cuba to research & develop new cancer treatments
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 11:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has formed the Innovative Immunotherapy Alliance S.A., the first-ever biotech venture between the U.S. and Cuba.
Walk to End Alzheimer's returns to Lewiston
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:55 pm
The Walk to End Alzheimer's, the annual fundraising walk organized by the Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter, helps support the programs and services provided at no cost to those living with dementia, their care partners and health care professionals across Niagara County.
Wonderful weekend: Harvest, Wildlife festival photos
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 09:45 am
It was the right mix of sun and fun that brought people in droves to both the Harvest & Hops Festival in the Village of Lewiston and the neighboring Wildlife Festival at the New York Power Authority.
Work underway along Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Empire State Development Vice President of Waterfront Development Steven Ranalli were joined by New York State Sens. Chris Jacobs and Tim Kennedy, New York State Assemblymember Sean Ryan and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to detail progress on the latest project underway along Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
First Niagara Foundation/KeyBank announce historic $2 million gift to Say Yes Buffalo endowment fund
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 04:00 pm
On Tuesday, First Niagara Foundation and KeyBank executives announced their continued support of Say Yes Buffalo with a $2 million gift to the organization's five-year, $100 million endowment campaign, which will ensure scholarship availability for eligible students forever. Including this donation, the First Niagara Foundation and KeyBank collectively have committed more than $4.1 million to the Say Yes Buffalo scholarship fund.
UB symposium to discuss effects of recasting addiction as a chronic illness
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 07:00 am
McGill University professor George Weisz will deliver the keynote address on Friday, Sept. 21, to open a two-day University at Buffalo symposium that will bring together leading experts and scholars from around the world to explore the concept of addiction as a treatable, chronic disease.
Start your engines!
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:10 pm
The 2018 Fall Father's Day Spectacular will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Veterans Park. Formerly the Father's Day Lawnmower Race, the event is a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life.
Ellicott Development breaks ground on Village of Lewiston plaza site
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 07:00 am
On Thursday afternoon, coworkers and local elected leaders joined Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino as he broke ground on property overlooking a new plaza project. His company, in 2012, purchased a 4.1-acre parcel of land at Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Three buildings offering a mix of commercial and culinary tenants, as well as rental spaces, are expected to open in the next year.
New mural unveiled at International Peace Garden
Fri, Sep 14th 2018 04:30 pm
A new mural titled "Peaces" can now be seen in the International Peace Garden at 476 Center St., Lewiston. This work of art is the latest creation by artist Thomas P. Asklar. He was assisted by artists Matthew Conroy, Zach Carlson, Matthew LeBoeuf and a few local high school art students.
Get to know 2018-19 Niagara County Peach Queen Santana Sawma
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
At this year's Peach Festival, Santana Sawma was crowned the new Peach Queen. She steps in place of 2017-18 Niagara County Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty, who raised $4,000 for Hillside Family of Agencies through multiple fundraisers, as well as volunteering for numerous causes in Niagara County.
PHOTOS: KISS' Gene Simmons raises money for vets, meets fans in Niagara Falls
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
Gene Simmons might be a demon on stage as the leader of KISS, but in person Thursday he was a real saint.
Walsh retires after 30+ years of service to Town of Niagara
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:00 pm
If you've lived in the Town of Niagara long enough, you've more than likely heard of, or ran into, Jim Walsh.
Crisis intervention training grant provides expanded law enforcement education on mental health issues
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 12:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Congressman Brian Higgins, City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis, Commissioner of Mental Health Michael Ranney, Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, and Police Chief William Strassburg with representatives of the City of Tonawanda Police Department at the Tonawanda City Police HQ to announce an early diversion grant of $1.65 million over five years to provide crisis intervention training ("CIT") to law enforcement agencies across Erie County.
Synergy Nutrition & Wellness formally cuts ribbon in Town of Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 01:45 pm
On Friday morning, Synergy Nutrition & Wellness Owner Jimmy Scaringi formally cut the ribbon to his facility at 3376 Niagara Falls Blvd in Wheatfield.
Mason's Mission founder to help Lewiston, Lions Club with new, inclusive playground
Wed, Sep 5th 2018 12:40 pm
A new playground project announced last month got a big boost Tuesday, when Jason Evchich - the man behind Mason's Mission - offered to help the Village of Lewiston and the Lewiston Community Lions Club bring the inclusive play space to life.
UB physicists awarded $1.45 million to study inner workings of universe
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:00 pm
University at Buffalo scientists have received $1.45 million from the National Science Foundation for research in high-energy physics, a field that uses particle accelerators to smash beams of protons into one another at near-light speeds, generating data that illuminates the fundamental laws of nature.
New York State: Western New York Welcome Center opens on Grand Island
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 06:55 am
Without fanfare, the Western New York Welcome Center on Alvin Road has opened.
What's next? Final stores close at Summit Mall
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 12:30 pm
The Summit Park Mall along Williams Road in the Town of Wheatfield used to be a gathering place for families and friends to shop, socialize and have an enjoyable time. In 2018, the mall is completely vacant, as the two remaining tenants - Sears and The Bon Ton - have shut their doors.
Counting down! UB scientists await launch of NASA ice-monitoring satellite
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 02:40 pm
As the Sept. 15 launch date for NASA's new ice-monitoring satellite approaches, University at Buffalo scientists are among many worldwide who are counting down the days.
NU School of Nursing offers first classes at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 02:35 pm
Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday launched a new partnership to improve educational opportunities for registered nurses by offering NU School of Nursing credit courses on the medical center's downtown campus. The courses will enable registered nurses enrolled as students to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.
Ortt helps secure education aid for Niagara County museums
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 02:35 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt presented $40,000 in education funds to five local museums from across Niagara County for improvements in educational programs currently offered, as well as the addition of new educational resources. Joining the host of the event, the Niagara Aerospace Museum, was the Herschell Carousel Factory Museum, the Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY, the Historical Association of Lewiston, and the Sanborn Area Historical Society.
 

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