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Delaware North, M&T Bank gift $200,000 to African American Veterans Monument
Fri, Dec 7th 2018 04:10 pm
The African American Veterans Monument committee is one step closer to its fundraising goal thanks to a $200,000 joint grant from Delaware North and M&T Bank. Lou Jacobs (co-CEO of Delaware North), René Jones (chairman and CEO of M&T Bank) and several African American veterans, who now work at both companies, visited the monument site this morning for the donation.
NFFD hosts annual toy fund telethon at NFHS
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 06:35 pm
On Saturday, the Niagara Falls Fire Department continued one of its most favorite traditions: the annual toy fund telethon at Niagara Falls High School.
Aquarium of Niagara now 'best of the best' with AZA accreditation
Wed, Dec 5th 2018 12:50 pm
On Wednesday, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums presented an accreditation plaque to the Aquarium of Niagara. This recognizes the aquarium's "unwavering commitment to the highest standards in animal care, education, conservation and guest experience.
Niagara students experience another kind of PoWR
Mon, Dec 3rd 2018 12:30 pm
As religious intolerance continues to grow across the globe, 10 Niagara University students took advantage of an opportunity to experience the realities involved with, and to gain further understanding of, current efforts and issues in interreligious relations at the Parliament of the World's Religions (PoWR). The conference, held in Toronto Nov. 1-7, endeavored to cultivate harmony among the world's religious and spiritual communities to achieve a just, peaceful and sustainable world.
UB: In hands-on lab, undergrads learn basics of CRISPR gene-editing technique
Tue, Nov 27th 2018 02:45 pm
A lab course at the University at Buffalo is giving undergraduate biology students hands-on experience with CRISPR, a revolutionary gene-editing technique.
United Way of Greater Niagara receives $5,000 check from Northwest Bank
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 10:40 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara received $5,000 from Northwest Bank. The check was presented to President and CEO of United Way of Greater Niagara Connie Brown by Northwest Senior Vice President and Central District Manager Theresa Vertalino and Lewiston Branch Manager Gloria Baker.
Charlton takes command of 107th Attack Wing at NFARS
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 12:30 pm
New York Air National Guard Col. Gary Charlton II, a Skaneateles resident, took command of the 107th Attack Wing during a ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Deposits for Food continues to assist pantries
Tue, Nov 20th 2018 05:30 pm
Deposits for Food presented donations to two Niagara Falls food pantries last week: Community Missions, and Heart, Love & Soul. The proceeds were obtained from D4F's collections of returnable containers and scrap metal. To date, total donations have topped $55,000.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens for season
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 01:50 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and members of the Town Board, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and trustees, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and local business leaders joined together Saturday afternoon to officially open a new season of the Lewiston Family Ice Rink at Academy Park.
DeGraff cuts ribbon to new emergency department
Tue, Nov 13th 2018 12:50 pm
Tuesday morning, DeGraff Memorial Hospital and Kaleida Health staff, along with local elected officials and more helped cut the ribbon to the new $7.8 million emergency department.
Howard Hanna gives back
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 04:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston Howard Hanna Real Estate Services branch recently held a 50/50 cash contest with a goal of raising funds for the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. The initiative netted $2,000 for the Buffalo company.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Siegel family celebrate second installation at Siegel Landing with Mary Wilson
Mon, Oct 29th 2018 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, joined by the Siegel family, unveiled and presented a commemorative paver to Mary Wilson in honor of her late husband Ralph C. Wilson Jr., who would have been 100 years old this month.
West River Shoreline Trail opens with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:05 am
The much-debated West River Shoreline Trail officially opened Tuesday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on what was once the West River Parkway.
Celebrating 200 years: Lewiston Bicentennial Committee formed
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced the formation of a Bicentennial Committee for the Village and Town of Lewiston to commemorate 200 years. The committee has been recognized by both municipal boards, and is tasked with the planning of events and hosting celebrations.
Biden joins McMurray at campaign stop in Buffalo
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 04:00 pm
Nate McMurray, Democrat and Working Families Party candidate in NY-27, was joined Thursdays by former Vice President Joe Biden at The Olive Tree, where the two greeted voters and talked about McMurray's campaign for Congress. Biden was a guest speaker at the University at Buffalo.
Jacobs delivers $300,000 for Tonawanda sidewalk replacements
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 03:40 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs joined Highway Superintendent Tom Jones to announce he has secured $300,000 in state funding to support new sidewalks in various locations throughout the Town of Tonawanda. The funding will enable the town to replace approximately 31,000 square feet of damaged or dangerous sidewalk.
Jacobs delivers $25,000 to support paramedics, fire services in Tonawanda
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 02:05 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs went to the Town of Tonawanda Fire Training Tower today to announce he has secured $25,000 in state funding to support critical emergency services in the Town of Tonawanda. The public protection dollars being delivered by Jacobs will support emergency medical services, specifically the paramedic unit, and the volunteer fire services.
Higgins presents Purple Heart to family of WWI veteran Walter Rydzewski for battle injuries received 100 years ago
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by New York State Assemblywoman Monica Wallace, Village of Depew Trustee Audrey Hamernick and local veterans, including Depew American Legion Post 1528 and Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 187, to present the family of Private Walter Rydzewski with the Purple Heart and other medals earned 100 years ago, during World War I.
Aquarium of Niagara hosts free 'Halloween Happenings' event for children
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 05:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara's annual "Halloween Happenings" event is set for the weekend of Oct. 27-28. The event is free for children in costume and will include a Halloween-themed sea lion show, seal and penguin presentations hosted by a special friend, games, crafts and trick or treat stations.
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.
UB builds escape room to teach nursing, pharmacy students teamwork
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 11:20 am
Escape rooms have reached the college classroom.
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.
Community Missions receives donation from Coldwell Banker Integrity Real Estate
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 12:40 pm
Coldwell Banker Integrity Real Estate of Lewiston presented a donation of $875 to Community Missions through its Coldwell Banker Integrity Cares program. Don Luce, director of public relations and development at Community Missions (center), received the check from (left to right) Nina Nanula, Rachel Woock, Alisa Talarico and Sam Talarico.
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.
Memorial announces 2019 Premier co-chairs
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 05:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Dr. Sunita Chadha, Sanjay Chadha, Dr. Deepa Sharma and Dr. Sachin Wadhawan co-chairs for the 2019 Premier, the medical center's annual black tie gala.
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.
Community Missions, NFMMC announce annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for mental illness recovery & understanding
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 12:00 pm
Community Missions Inc. and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, a pair of prominent mental health service providers, will again join to host the eighth annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon & Hospice Dash 5K celebrate milestone
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 01:00 pm
It was a special year for The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Hospice Dash 5K. The milestone was acknowledged by custom gold medals awarded to every finisher of the 5K.
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.
Rumsey Shelter House restoration kicks off
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:30 pm
Officials from the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, joined by Bank of America, The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund and several dignitaries, kicked off restoration of the historic Rumsey Shelter House on Thursday.
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.
Geissler donates sculpture to new building at NCCC
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 09:25 am
Niagara County Community College distinguished alumna and nationally acclaimed artist Susan Geissler, Class of 1974, recently donated a sculpture to the NCCC Child Development Center. The sculpture, "Puddle Jumper," is based on childhood memories of rainy-day playtimes. It will be permanently displayed in the center's foyer inside the new NCCC Learning Commons on the Sanborn campus.
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.
DASNY announces completion of $16M residence hall project at SUNY Buffalo State College
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:40 pm
Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), announced work has completed on a $16 million project to renovate Bishop Hall at SUNY Buffalo State College. This project is part of roughly $59 million in capital renovation projects DASNY is completing on SUNY campuses statewide.
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare to participate in National Sight Week
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:25 pm
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare recently announced its participation in the third annual National Sight Week (Oct. 14-20), sponsored by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation.
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.
Poloncarz, officials proclaim Suicide Prevention Week in Erie County
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesdays by Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and Commissioner of Mental Health Michael Ranney, CEO of Crisis Services Jessica Pirro, Celia Spacone of the Suicide Prevention Coalition, and concerned citizens in front of the Edward A. Rath county office building to spread a message of hope and proclaim "Suicide Prevention Week" in Erie County.
Steinjan family reaches goal, donating $25,000 to Memorial cardiac/stroke care unit
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 12:55 pm
The family of the late Robert O. Steinjan Sr. recently presented a check for $9,850 to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in support of the hospital's new inpatient cardiac and stroke care unit. The gift represents proceeds from the third annual Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show, held this summer at Hoover's Dairy Store in Sanborn.
 

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