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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.
ESD announces $510,000 in awards for Oath's Community Benefit Funds for Niagara County, Lockport
Tue, Aug 28th 2018 03:10 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced the recipients of funding for Oath's Community Benefit Fund for Lockport and Oath's Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County - Empire State Development. For the 2018 funding cycle, $510,000 was awarded to 20 projects. Each year from 2015-21, Oath has committed to granting $500,000 to community organizations in Lockport and the surrounding areas.
Lockport: 11th annual CreateAthon delivers for 9 local nonprofits
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 04:30 pm
For more than 24 hours straight last week, the team at J. Fitzgerald Group in Lockport, along with a few volunteers, traded sleep for the cause of helping area nonprofits as part of the 11th annual CreateAthon.
Cuomo directs flags to half-staff in honor of McCain
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has directed flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of Sen. John McCain until his funeral. The governor's full statement on the passing of McCain is available HERE.
PHOTOS: Jazz Festival weekend in Lewiston
Fri, Aug 24th 2018 03:05 pm
The Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, kicks off tonight on Center Street and continues all day Saturday. Now in its 17th year, the popular event features local, regional, national and even international musicians performing on stages stretching from Center and Fourth streets to Center and Sixth streets. In addition, there is merchandise for sale, village vendors preparing food and selected portable snack shacks offering award-winning fare.
Welcome home: Soldiers return from NATO mission
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 08:20 pm
Thursday afternoon, families and friends alike gathered at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to welcome home their loved ones from overseas.
Village of Lewiston: Peach Festival press conference reveals new event details
Wed, Aug 22nd 2018 06:00 pm
Niagara County Peach Festival organizers and local elected leaders joined together Wednesday for a press conference announcing new additions for the 2018 Peach Festival.
Lewiston residents seek answers on Oxford House
Tue, Aug 21st 2018 11:10 am
Rows of extra chairs were wheeled into the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom on Monday night to accommodate the large number of residents who filed into the Red Brick to learn more about an "Oxford House" on Creek Road Extension. After about a half-hour of civil discourse at the monthly board meeting, residents were told the group home is legal. Furthermore, the occupants can function as they have since the local program was established last September.
Jacobs calls for amnesty, asks governor to sign Toll Payers' Bill of Rights
Mon, Aug 20th 2018 03:30 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, on Monday called on the leadership of the State Assembly to forward legislation that he co-sponsored enacting the Toll Payers' Bill of Rights to the governor so he can immediately sign it into law.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra's winter tour 2018 celebrates 20 years of live performances
Mon, Aug 20th 2018 11:00 am
Marking the band's 20th consecutive year of touring, Trans-Siberian Orchestra on Monday announced its highly anticipated winter tour 2018.
'SplitSeasonTickets': Buffalo Sabres introduce ticket sharing program for 2018-19 season
Mon, Aug 20th 2018 11:00 am
Buffalo Sabres season ticketholders have a new option for sharing season ticket packages beginning this season. The Sabres have partnered with "SplitSeasonTickets," a new online platform that makes it easier for fans to share season tickets by finding partners, efficiently dividing tickets between them, and managing and tracking their supply.
Lewiston: Northwest Jazz Festival headliner Veronica Swift forging her own path
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Somewhere around the age of 9 is when Veronica Swift started doing her own thing.
Niagara University: Niagara County Law Enforcement academy graduates 68th class
Fri, Aug 17th 2018 10:20 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 68th class during a ceremony held Aug. 8 at Niagara University.
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.
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.
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.
 

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