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Episcopal church's gift will promote patient safety at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:50 pm
The Rev. Canon Cathy Dempesy-Sims, canon for connections in the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, visited Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Cardiac/Stroke Care Unit on Tuesday to bless the first of 150 new patient walkers being placed into use at the hospital.
Cornell Cooperative Extension celebrates opening of new agriculture education building
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 06:10 pm
On Saturday, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's Agriculture Education Building at the first ever Fall Festival & 4-H Expo at the fairgrounds in Lockport. The building will be utilized for programs that promote agriculture education.
Cuomo announces winners of Western New York Smart Growth Community Fund
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 10:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced four Western New York communities have been selected to receive up to $10 million in funding from the Buffalo Billion II initiative. The City of Dunkirk, City of North Tonawanda, City of Lackawanna and Village of Gowanda are recipients of Smart Growth Community Funds for projects that utilize existing infrastructure to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development.
PHOTOS: Community Missions, NFMMC present annual interfaith community prayer service for mental illness recovery & understanding
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 11:40 am
Community Missions Inc. and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined together Tuesday to host the seventh annual interfaith community prayer service inside First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Mariah Carey: All I Want For Christmas Is You' Tour coming to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 11:00 am
Global superstar and the top-selling female artist of all-time, Mariah Carey will bring her "All I Want For Christmas Is You" tour to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. The show is set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center.
Play ball: Niagara University bringing baseball back to Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 05:40 pm
The Niagara Power collegiate baseball team entertained kids, families and fans at Sal Maglie Stadium from 2007 to 2015. After two whole summers removed from the New York Collegiate Baseball League, the Power have come back home to Niagara Falls. On Monday afternoon, representatives from Niagara University and the Niagara Power came together to announce the return of the Power.
Erie County: Community celebrates grand opening of nonprofit Grace Guest House
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 03:15 pm
Western New York Community leaders celebrated the opening of Grace Guest House, the first nonprofit guest house in South Buffalo to serve families with a loved one being cared for at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
Niagara University launches new program to feed poor residents of Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:20 am
Niagara University capped off its 2017 celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week on Friday by announcing the coordination of a partnership that will donate leftover food items from its dining halls to two of its nonprofit community partners.
Niagara Rises to hold fundraiser for Dog Tags of NY
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
Veterans Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara, will play host to an event that fits the park's "veteran" name. Niagara Rises is having a fundraiser to benefit the group Dog Tags of New York, from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 65th class
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:40 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 65th class during a ceremony held Wednesday at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
First source policy brings employment opportunities to Erie County residents
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 02:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by elected officials and members of the business community as he signed his 18th executive order, mandating Erie County construction projects of over $250,000 and involving at least three workers shall include requirements to employ local and disadvantaged workers.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz review falling DWI numbers
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Director of the Erie County STOP-DWI Office John Sullivan, and Chief of the Orchard Park Police Department Mark Pacholec to review driving while intoxicated incidents during the summer months across Erie County. Data from the STOP-DWI office indicates DWI arrests for the period of July 3 through Sept. 17 are down from last year.
'Invest in a Vest': Safety equipment arrives for Lewiston police officers
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 06:40 pm
The Lewiston Police Department announced Monday it is in receipt of 24 new tactical ballistic vests. Each vest contains a metal plate, weighs close to 30 pounds, and is rated level IV, which is the highest level of protective gear.
Lewiston: Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event returns to Artpark
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:35 pm
More than 800 people of all ages, backgrounds and areas are expected to take part in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in Lewiston on Saturday, Oct. 14. They will be drawn together by one common bond: In some way, they have all been touched by the heartbreak of Alzheimer's disease.
Niagara University featured in 'Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:20 pm
Less than one week after unveiling new electric car charging stations on its campus, Niagara University was named one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by The Princeton Review. The education services company features NU in the 2017 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges, which was published Sept. 19.
Cal's Grinders opens in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
Lewiston sub shop Cal's Grinders is opening this weekend as part of the Harvest Festival. The eatery will be located in the former Melloni's Meats, Catering and Deli on Center Street.
Jacobs secures education funds for Northwest Buffalo Community Center
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs on Wednesday announced he secured an allocation of $50,000 in state education dollars for the Northwest Buffalo Community Center (NWBCC). The monies will be used to support the renovation of the education center that provides educational assistance programs for children in grades 1-12.
Niagara University schedules events to celebrate 400 years of Vincentian charism
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
The first Vincentian university established in the U.S. has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism.
'After the Sun Fell': Feature film made in Lewiston to get special BIFF screening
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 10:00 am
"The Morning Sun" will rise once again in Western New York.
The Maize opens 2017 with a giving theme
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 04:00 pm
When The Maize, 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, opens in the fall, weather permitting each year, there is always a certain theme that the maze wants to promote. In certain years its promoted Buffalo, with the maze being designed in a Sabres logo or Bandits logo and more. In 2017, the maze has been designed to the theme "Hometown Heroes."
Shea's 710 Theatre receives major funding boost from Jacobs
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:40 pm
Shea's 710 Theatre will be the recipient of $200,000 in state funds obtained by New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs. The monies will support construction costs for building upgrades that are part of a multiyear project.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper announces completion of Hyde Park Lake living shoreline project
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:40 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has announced the completion of the Hyde Park Lake living shoreline project, a two-year effort in partnership with the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara River Greenway Ecological Standing Committee. The project enhanced 600 linear feet of shoreline located near the Rose Garden on the eastern end of Hyde Park Lake.
VIDEO: Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives $825,000 grant to expand Clearview
Tue, Sep 12th 2017 05:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce it is the recipient of an $825,200 grant from the New York State Health Care Facility Transformation Program. Funding will support the expansion of the hospital's Clearview treatment services, a confidential, inpatient rehabilitation program dedicated to the holistic care of people whose lives have been affected by drugs and/or alcohol.
Jamie Hagerty named Peach Queen, capping 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 07:15 am
The 60th annual Niagara County Peach Festival took place this past weekend at Academy Park. Sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, the four-day event is a major fundraiser used to raise monies for local educational and community endeavors.
Niagara County: Col. Mark S. Larson takes command of 914th Air Refueling Wing
Sun, Sep 10th 2017 10:25 pm
Col. Mark S. Larson took command of the 914th Air Refueling Wing from Col. Brian S. Bowman on Sunday during a change of command ceremony at the Niagara Falls air reserve station.
'Kidz 'n' Kites' ready to fly for 20th straight year
Fri, Sep 8th 2017 09:05 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 16, Veterans Memorial Park will host the 20th annual "Kidz 'n' Kites" celebration. Kids and families from all around are welcome to come out and enjoy a free event in the town.
Buffalo River restoration effort brings partners together at Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park
Fri, Sep 8th 2017 08:50 pm
Erie County's Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park on Seneca Street in Buffalo was the site Friday for a multitude of volunteers helping to beautify and protect the park itself and the adjoining waters of the Buffalo River. Personnel from the Erie County environment and planning and parks departments were joined by counterparts from Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, Labatt USA, Pegula Sports Entertainment, the Buffalo Sabres, Try-It Distributing and WNY PRISM to clean up the habitat area, remove invasive species, plant native pollinators and grasses, and place new trees and shrubs at the site.
Niagara offers A to Z solution: County will make bid for Amazon's attention
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 08:25 pm
Niagara County economic development officials will pitch the county to global commerce giant Amazon as an optimal site to expand its entry into foreign markets and optimize legal free trade and international commerce opportunities in an era when multilateral trade treaties are undergoing increasing scrutiny at the federal level.
Roadcase Royale: Heart's Nancy Wilson hits road with hard-hitting new funk-rock band
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 06:30 pm
Nancy Wilson has joined forces with vocalist Liv Warfield - formerly of Prince's New Power Generation - to create a dynamic live band she dubbed Roadcase Royale. The outfit is set to release its first record on Sept. 22, the 10-song "First Things First," and is opening for the Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band "Silver Bullet Tour" this fall.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Artpark hosts US premiere of 'Big Bang' by Plasticiens Volants
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 08:00 am
"Big Bang," by Plasticiens Volants, made its U.S. debut on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Artpark in Lewiston. The dazzling, one-night-only aerial exhibition combined large-scale pieces of floating art in the skies with performance artists on the ground - all to the beat of the touring company's original soundtrack.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand Island Dance holds grand re-opening
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Grand Island Dance Center celebrate what studio owner and director Rachel Novelli called "almost a complete overhaul of the space we already had."
Island community completes GI Challenge for room at new Oishei Children's Hospital
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
A cross-section of Grand Island came together Thursday to celebrate the Viking spirit that helped the community meet a fundraising challenge for the new Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
Marble Orchard comes to life (sort of) in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 05:10 pm
Whether you're just out to have some fun or to learn something of the paranormal, Lewiston's Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past, as well as its gloriously creepy present. Lurking behind Lewiston's serene fa├žade lies a shadowy past filled with nightmarish spirits, ominous events and haunted buildings.
Empower extends care to community by offering elder care program
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:40 pm
Empower will soon offer a new adult day program that aims to benefit not only its senior participants, but also those who care for them.
Lewiston's Mildred Cummings, 98 years young, has Jet Boat adventure
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:40 pm
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours recently surpassed a personal record of oldest passenger ever on-board one of its boats, with a visit from Lewiston local Mildred Cummings.
Higgins calls for changes to proposed NYSDOT Skyway rehab plan
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:30 pm
As the New York State Department of Transportation sets out to begin a more than $27 million rehabilitation of the Buffalo Skyway, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for the agency to rethink investments beyond those structurally necessary for public safety while also implementing sensible traffic technology measures that could make a big difference for Southtown commuters.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band headlining fundraiser for Lew-Port students
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:30 pm
The famous Summer of '69 All-Star Band will hit the Lewiston Stone House stage Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise funds for the Lewiston-Porter High School music scholarship program. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 755 Center St.
Countdown to Peach Festival begins
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 05:55 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a press conference on Wednesday to officially kickoff preparations for the 60th Niagara County Peach Festival. The popular end-of-summer event will be held Sept. 7-10 at Academy Park on Center Street.
More details: Cuomo announces open road, cashless tolling to begin on Grand Island crossings in March 2018; new welcome center to debut
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced high-speed, open-road, cashless tolling will begin at the Grand Island toll barriers in March of 2018. The transition to cashless tolling will not affect the Grand Island resident discount program and is designed to reduce congestion, improve safety and reduce air pollution.
PHOTOS: Lynyrd Skynyrd at Artpark
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:00 am
Southern rock royalty took the stage this week at Artpark, as Lynyrd Skynyrd headlined "Tuesdays in the Park." The band cranked out a slew of hits over its 90-minute set.
 

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