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Local VFW, Lockport homeless shelter working together for veterans
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 05:15 pm
Each year, the incoming state commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars selects a theme for the state commanders special project. During the 2017-18 period, then-Cmdr. Michael Burke's theme was homeless veterans. Each of the eight districts in the state of New York were asked to submit the names of organizations that assisted homeless veterans in their respective areas.
Special Olympics New York, Golisano Foundation announce $265,000 grant to expand Unified Champion School program over next 3 years
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:35 pm
Special Olympics New York and the Golisano Foundation on Thursday announced a $265,000 grant to support the expansion of Unified Champion School (UCS) programming in the Western, Genesee and Central New York regions over the next three years.
Jacobs, UB School of Pharmacy partner to distribute drug deactivation systems
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 05:00 pm
In an effort to reduce the availability of unused prescription drugs to people struggling with addiction, New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced his office is partnering with the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SPPS) to distribute thousands of Deterra Drug Deactivation Systems throughout Western New York.
'Toast & Jam' returns Feb. 18
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:10 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues! "Toast & Jam" begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, upstairs at the Brickyard Brewing Company (BBC), 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading event is back by popular demand and continues through March 25.
Gary Hall opens tennis facility to Lewiston Rec. Department youth
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 04:20 pm
When WTS Chairman Gary Hall proposed adding a tennis complex to his company's North Second and Mohawk streets property in 2013, his son, Brian, said the impetus is "My father very much cares for his employees. Building a health and wellness center for WTS employees, he felt, was the right thing to do. Health and wellness is very important. We want our employees to be happy, healthy."
Niagara Falls: Zonta celebrates 100 years
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 12:15 pm
Zonta International was founded in Buffalo in 1919. It is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Celebrate the centennial event with the Niagara Falls Zonta Club at its "Dance the Decades Party." The event is set for 7 p.m. March 8 (International Women's Day), at the Four Points by Sheraton ballroom, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Morinello receives Guardian of Small Business Award
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 01:35 pm
Last week, the Small Business Council presented Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello the Guardian of Small Business Award "for his consistent advocacy for small businesses in New York state," a press release stated. This prestigious award is presented to legislators who vote in support of small businesses and "who champion issues affecting businesses in New York state."
Samana Salt Spa to open at 700 Center
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Architect Jim Fittante and his fiancé, Cheryl Krouse, are taking over the property at 700 Center St., which was recently the 700 Café & Bistro. They are converting the three-room first floor into Samana Salt Spa.
M&T Bank delivers 'Gift of Warmth' donations to Salvation Army
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:15 pm
M&T Bank employees loaded thousands of winter clothing items - which were packed into more than 100 boxes - into a Salvation Army box truck Friday at One M&T Plaza. The cold-weather gear was gathered at M&T branches during the annual "Gift of Warmth" drive, which collects warm clothing for families served by The Salvation Army of Buffalo.
Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World 2019 tour stops at Artpark on July 3
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 12:10 pm
Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World bring their "Summer Gods Tour" to the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, as part of the "Coors Light Concert" series. Ra Ra Riot will serve as the opening act.
Northwest Bank joins as presenting sponsor at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Representatives of Northwest Bank, New York Region, stopped by Old Fort Niagara on Thursday to announce a new relationship with the Old Fort Niagara Association as presenting sponsor of special events programming.
Western New York: Catholic Charities launches 2019 Appeal; $1.4 million already collected
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 02:15 pm
Catholic Charities on Tuesday announced the launch of the 2019 Appeal. The goal for the 2019 fundraiser once again is $11 million, of which $1.4 million has already been raised. The theme for the Appeal 2019 is "Help your neighbor find HOPE."
Geico office partners with local DAV chapter
Thu, Jan 17th 2019 01:30 pm
The local Geico office in Tonawanda recently partnered with the local Disabled American Veterans chapter at the Brounschidle Post in Kenmore for a fundraiser for disabled veterans.
Rochester to host Special Olympics New York Winter Games Feb. 22-23
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 12:20 pm
Special Olympics New York President and CEO Stacey Hengsterman announced Rochester will host the New York State Winter Games Feb. 22-23. The event will bring approximately 1,000 athletes and coaches to the area to compete in six winter sports: alpine and cross-country skiing, figure skating, floor hockey, snowboarding and snowshoeing.
Extraordinary fleet of 12 tall ships to arrive on July 4, and berth on Buffalo's waterfront through July 7
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 03:00 pm
A fleet of 12 historic and majestic tall ships from harbors across the U.S., Canada, Spain and the South Pacific will grace Canalside, Riverwalk and Erie Basin Marina for Buffalo's inauguration as a host port of the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2019 race from Toronto to Buffalo on July 4-7.
Niagara Academy students give warmth to nursing home residents
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 01:05 pm
Some students at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Academy showed their giving spirit before the holidays. 
First baby of 2019 born at Mt. St. Mary's
Wed, Jan 2nd 2019 04:25 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital maternity department welcomed little Nova Rogers at 3:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.
Cracking down on smoking: Poloncarz signs Public Health Protection Act of 2018
Fri, Dec 28th 2018 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday at Buffalo's Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center by Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter Savage (3rd District), Legislator John Bruso (8th District), Assemblyman-elect Patrick Burke (142nd District), Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center President and CEO Dr. Candace Johnson, and Western Region Youth Advocate of the Year Zoe Kaminski, as well as personnel from the Erie County Department of Health and Roswell Park, as he signed the Public Health Protection Act of 2018.
Women of Steel toiletries & more drive collects items for Passage House
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
For the fourth year in a row, the Women of Steel from United Steelworkers Local 9464 in Niagara Falls came together to collect toiletries, more than 200 pillows, and other items for the people served by Passage House.
Local businesses support Community Missions' 'Dining for Dollars' campaign
Wed, Dec 12th 2018 02:55 pm
For the sixth year, Community Missions' annual event, #GivingTuesday, inspired people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities by providing an enjoyable holiday season to those in need. To help with the initiative this year, more than 100 students and nine local restaurants partnered with Community Missions, including American Niagara Hospitality.
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.
One tree, 40 different fruits? Yes, really. Hybrid tree artist to headline at Buffalo Science & Art Cabaret
Mon, Dec 3rd 2018 12:35 pm
Sam Van Aken is developing real-life trees that will bloom in multiple colors and bear 40 different kinds of fruit.
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.
 

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