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Purple Heart veterans from across Erie County join Kearns on National Purple Heart Day to unveil William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:40 pm
On Tuesday, National Purple Heart Day, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns was honored to be joined by more than 50 Purple Heart recipients and their families to unveil the new William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit.
Niagara County moves to protect first draft of history
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:45 pm
Thanks to the generosity of a local charitable trust, Niagara County historians have digitally preserved 28,000 newspaper pages, many the only known surviving copies, Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced.
Jacobs announces funding for Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 02:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $120,000 in state funding for the 12 branch libraries in the 60th Senate District. This funding will support program upgrades, additional supplies, and other improvements that will enhance the educational impact of these libraries on youth in these communities.
Jacobs secures $50,000 to launch high school program to fight heroin epidemic
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 08:40 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs on Wednesday announced he secured $50,000 in state funds to support the implementation of a high school student ambassador program in the City of Buffalo. Developed by the Independent Health Foundation and Western New York United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the pilot program is patterned after the successful Leadership in Training (LIT) middle school program.
Nonagenarian artist gives birthday gift to Schoellkopf Health Center
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:15 pm
Schoellkopf Health Center resident Florence Johnson Irish turned the tables on her 90th birthday on Monday. Instead of receiving gifts, she and her family made a gift of her oil painting of Niagara Falls with her family dedicating the gift to the nursing facility.
Destination Niagara USA: Tourism spending in Niagara County reaches $708 million
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:15 pm
Earlier this week, New York state released the tourism economics research study for 2017, which provides analyses on the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2017 reached $708,276,000, which is an increase of 8.8 percent over 2016.
United Way of Greater Niagara hopes to raise more than $1 million in 2018 campaign
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 01:20 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara recently announced its 2018 campaign goal is $1,077,300. This year's theme is "Give Your Way with United Way," and funds will go toward supporting the agency and the programs it assists.
Summer in Italy: Niagara University students working abroad at 'Hollywood on Lake Como'
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 11:30 am
Since 2004, Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has offered its students summer work-abroad opportunities at luxury resorts in a region of Italy The New York Times described as "a playground for the wealthy."
Jewish and Baptist leadership visit newly opened Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 06:30 pm
Leadership from The Niagara Falls Experience of True Bethel Baptist Church and the Jewish Community Relations Council (of Buffalo Jewish Federation), along with two Holocaust survivors, experienced the newly opened Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Museum last Thursday.
Summertime DWI review shows decline in arrests
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Kenmore Village Police Chief Peter Breitnauer, and members of the Crusade Against Impaired Driving Foundation to review county DWI arrests through mid-year. He also accepted a donation from CAID to the STOP-DWI office.
Longest-serving trustee in New York honored by NCCC
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:15 pm
Edward Pawenski was honored posthumously for his dedication to the establishment of Niagara County Community College at the June board meeting. The board of trustees passed a resolution to honor Pawenski for his service to NCCC, presenting a plaque to his family, including his grandson - Niagara County Legislator Richard Andres.
Jacobs, Schimminger announce funding for Buffalo Religious Arts Center
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger have secured $100,000 to support much-needed capital improvements to the Buffalo Religious Arts Center (BRAC) in the heart of the city's Black Rock neighborhood.
Niagara University earns another top-10 national ranking among 'Military Friendly Schools'
Tue, Jul 10th 2018 11:20 am
Niagara University ranks among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, according to 2018-19 rankings from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse.
Peoples-Stokes, Jacobs announce funding for African-American Veterans Monument
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:45 pm
Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes and New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced they have secured a combined $800,000 to support the construction of the nation's first monument dedicated solely to African-American veterans and service members.
2018 Catholic Charities Appeal reaches $11,007,179
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 09:00 pm
Nearly six months of fundraising efforts by hundreds of volunteers throughout the Diocese of Buffalo and a late rally by the Western New York community have helped the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities surpass its $11 million goal.
'Summer of '69' returns to Lewiston
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 09:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts brings back Lewiston's own 1960s rock musicians and friends for the 14th annual "Summer of '69."
Miss New York contestants visit Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 26th 2018 11:00 am
Tuesday morning the 24 contestants for Miss New York visited Niagara Falls for a photo and brief remarks from current Miss New York Gabrielle Walter, Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster and President and CEO of Destination Niagara USA John Percy.
New 'Circle of Honor' memorial design unveiled
Tue, Jun 26th 2018 07:00 am
Just before the Fourth of July holiday, the Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced it will embark on a major project that will transform the current Veterans Memorial at Academy Park into a "Circle of Honor" that will pay tribute to Lewiston veterans who have served this country.
Artpark: 'Gong Temple' by William Close & 'Chime Sprouts' by Vanessa Lee Jackson added to Percussion Garden
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 02:25 pm
Artpark & Company announces two new installations to the Artpark Percussion Garden: "Gong Temple - Musical Architecture Study" by William Close and "Chime Sprouts" by Vanessa Lee Jackson.
#Gavinstrong in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 04:30 pm
On June 1, 10-year-old Gavin Burns was injured in a lawnmower accident at his home in Lewiston. Mercy Flight took him to Oishei Children's Hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. Doctors were able to save Gavin's leg, but, unfortunately, they were not able to save his foot, which had to be amputated just above his ankle.
Elks donate to Empower
Thu, Jun 21st 2018 07:50 pm
From left: Elks Lodge No. 346 Exalted Leader Ken Perry presented a check for $2,000 to Empower CEO Jeff Paterson and Elks Lodge member and Empower employee Tara Stufkosky. The money will enable people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are supported by Empower to go on five additional outings throughout the summer, including a Buffalo Bisons game, two visits to a farm, Fantasy Island and the Lockport Caves.
Ortt announces $400K for substance use disorder treatment programs
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt joined his Senate majority colleagues for the announcement of jail-based service funding for 17 county jails throughout the state.
Village of Lewiston dedicates Morgan Lewis bust
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 08:30 pm
The man for whom Lewiston was named received his own monument on Thursday, as the Village of Lewiston officially unwrapped the Morgan Lewis bust inside the International Peace Garden. Acclaimed sculptor Susan Geissler created the artwork - her third monument in Lewiston, joining the Tuscarora Heroes (Center Street) and Freedom Crossing (Water Street).
Niagara University's community garage sale program raises $1,800 for campus ministry
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 05:45 pm
Niagara University's "2 Good 2 Toss" community garage sale program raised nearly $1,800 this year for student outreach programs - while also keeping hundreds of reusable items out of landfills.
Northwest Bank donates to Lewiston GardenFest
Thu, May 31st 2018 11:55 am
Lewiston Garden Club members thanked Gloria Baker and Northwest Bank staff for sponsoring the printing of brochures for GardenFest 2018. The brochures, detailing the daily events and open gardens, will be distributed to all GardenFest attendees during the two-day event June 16-17 on Center Street.
Hospice Gran Fondo draws hundreds of cyclists
Fri, May 25th 2018 02:45 pm
The fifth annual Hospice Gran Fondo brought more than 750 riders to Niagara County on May 19 for the popular cycling event that benefits Niagara Hospice.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show set for 2018 return
Thu, May 10th 2018 07:00 am
We're just about a month away from the exhilarating action of the Thunder of Niagara Air Show and get ready - it's back and better than ever in 2018.
PHOTOS: Destination Niagara USA hosts 4th annual Day of Appreciation
Tue, May 8th 2018 04:35 pm
In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week, Destination Niagara USA honored more than 700 employees from the hospitality and tourism sector on Tuesday. A luncheon was held inside the Niagara Falls Conference Center on Old Falls Street. Prizes were awarded, and tourist entities were given booths to provide more information on their respective summer seasons.
New York Power Authority commemorates Niagara Power Project's listing on National Register of Historic Places
Tue, May 8th 2018 03:30 pm
New York Power Authority representatives joined with local elected officials and members of local preservation groups at the Niagara Power Vista visitors center in Lewiston on Tuesday to commemorate the listing of NYPA's Niagara Power Project in the National Register of Historic Places.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center celebrates grand opening
Fri, May 4th 2018 05:05 pm
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center celebrated its grand opening on Friday. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls. It was designed to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society.
Cornerstone CFCU hosting 'Prom Squad' contest
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:25 am
The prom can be one of the first major expenses for teenagers. Cornerstone CFCU would like to help one lucky member through its latest Facebook contest.
Streaming freely in Niagara Falls: Complimentary wireless internet access goes live downtown
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 05:00 pm
Until recently, visitors to the American side of Niagara Falls had to utilize their own cellular data - sometimes while roaming - when determining where to eat, shop and enjoy themselves.
United Way of Greater Niagara celebrates caring community
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 04:40 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara held its eighth annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday morning inside the Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls. The agency strives to make a difference in Niagara County by enhancing lives. To do so, it requires time, talent and resources. This event paid tribute to those who help the United Way achieve its mission.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino announces $40 million 'Seneca Arrival Experience'
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 04:00 pm
Everything leading up to and into the Seneca Niagara Hotel will be renovated and made to compete with the finest gaming institutions in the world.
Niagara University students, alumni presenting 'CAPbaret' in memory of Nick Albano
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:25 pm
Those at Niagara University who knew Nicholas Albano would tell you that he wasn't merely a fan of superheroes - he was a superhero. His powers: love, compassion and kindness.
PHOTOS: Chamber Gala, back at Niagara Falls Country Club, bigger than ever
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 11:35 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala returned to the Niagara Falls Country Club on Thursday, and the brand-new ballroom was jampacked. Business leaders, elected officials, residents, guests and friends arrived to show their support for the local commerce, tourism and events agency.
United Way: Buffalo Bills Nathan Peterman & Dion Dawkins visit Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 10:40 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara, in partnership with General Motors Components Holdings of Lockport, welcomed Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman and offensive tackle Dion Dawkins to the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara Falls on Friday.
Jacobs delivers $1 million to expand People Inc. health care delivery
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured a major investment of $1 million in state funding to support People Inc.'s efforts to build a brand new Elmwood Health Center.
Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare coming to Niagara University
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 05:10 pm
A new center at Niagara University will investigate ethical issues related to health care and medicine facing local and global communities.
 

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