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Town of Grand Island designated Purple Heart community
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart presented the Grand Island Town Board with a certificate of commendation designating the town as a Purple Heart community.
More than 350 attend Niagara University's annual 'Take Back the Night' event
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 350 students, faculty, staff and community members attended Niagara University's fourth annual "Take Back the Night" event on April 4 in the Gallagher Center.
Brickyard, BBC owners focusing on Center Street eateries, paying it forward with Tin Pan Alley
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
Tin Pan Alley's pending sale is one of many changes across Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews' four-restaurant footprint.
Artpark & Co. receives $250,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in support of master plan to revitalize grounds, improve connectivity, facilities & programs
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:30 pm
Artpark & Company announced the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation will provide a $250,000 grant to fund the development for Artpark's future planning. Money will go toward a master plan - a long-term phased transformation that will revitalize the park grounds, improve connectivity with surrounding parks/trails/communities, facilities and programs.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation proudly support, celebrate merger that will feed more in WNY
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:45 pm
In recognition of the recent merger between The Food Bank of Western New York and Meals on Wheels for Western New York, KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, is awarding a $25,000 proactive grant to applaud the nonprofit agencies for merging into a new entity called FeedMore WNY. The newly formed organization will share services and reduce expenses to increase food distribution over a larger geographical area and provide additionally enhanced programs to help even more people in the local community.
Old Fort Niagara thanks volunteers at annual breakfast ceremony
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 04:00 pm
The Old Fort Niagara Association recently recognized its corps of volunteers, who collectively contributed 40,858 hours to reenacting, guiding tours and assisting with special events and programs in 2018, at an annual volunteer breakfast ceremony held in the fort's Officers' Club.
PHOTOS: Lewiston's Como Deli on Center Street wildly popular in first month
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 08:25 pm
When the Antonacci and Colucci families opened the Como Deli on Center Street three weeks ago, they expected to be busy.
Buffalo Sabres: BOGO Bunch Foundation donates $75,000 to Roswell Park
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 08:40 pm
On Wednesday, Buffalo Sabre Zach Bogosian and his wife, Bianca, presented Candace Johnson, Ph.D., Roswell Park President and CEO, as well as RPCI patient Matt Hoffower, with a $75,000 donation to support research and care at the comprehensive cancer center.
American Institute of Architects to develop plans, define scope & costs to make veterans posts in Erie County handicapped-accessible
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 02:20 pm
The Buffalo Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) announced it will begin an urgent handicap accessibility focus for veterans' posts in Erie County.
GEICO constructs 550-can 'CanStruction' For Buffalo City Mission food drive challenge
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 12:15 pm
The Buffalo City Mission announced GEICO has constructed a 550-can "CanStruction" of the American flag to support the City Mission's annual "Mission: Possible" food drive challenge, benefitting the region's homeless community. GEICO is a $10,000 sponsor and has partnered with the City Mission on the annual challenge for two years.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce to take over Taste of Lewiston in 2019
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The Taste of Lewiston is returning this year - but with a twist.
'Magic Carpet' brings skiing ease to Emery Park
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 01:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Friday joined Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Daniel Rizzo at Emery Park in South Wales to inspect the newly installed "Magic Carpet," a 920-foot-long conveyor system/moving walkway that skiers and snowboarders stand on for a five-minute ride up the hill after their downhill run.
Poloncarz, King join celebration of International Women's Day
Fri, Mar 8th 2019 05:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women Karen King and members of the Women's Action Coalition at the YWCA of Western New York on Grant Street in Buffalo to celebrate International Women's Day, and the significant role women have played in advocating for social justice. Community partners at the event discussed their work on workforce development programs and legislative initiatives designed to empower women and to improve their access to opportunity.
Morinello joins road workers for CHIPS rally
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Wednesday joined New York highway employees calling on the governor and the Legislature to include budgetary funding to help repair damaged roads and highways across the state. The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) provides state funds to various areas across the state for roads, bridges and highway projects.
How a 200-year-old precursor to the bicycle remains relevant for today's architecture students
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 01:50 pm
The laufmaschine was a funny-looking contraption with an even funnier-sounding name. But it was invented by a German nobleman in 1816 in response to a very serious climate crisis that impacted the entire world.
50th annual Olcott Polar Bear 'Swim For Sight' offers frigid fun at Olcott Beach
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 03:00 pm
The 50th annual Olcott Polar Bear "Swim For Sight" was held Sunday afternoon on the Lake Ontario shores at Olcott Beach. Roughly 400 swimmers participated, while all types of food and vendors could be found on the hamlet's Main Street for a huge crowd of onlookers.
Poloncarz announces county support for Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society President and CEO David Swarts to announce a county funding commitment of $2.5 million to support the Botanical Gardens' proposed expansion. The plan would add 36,000 square-feet of space for a butterfly conservatory, state‐of‐the‐art educational classrooms, new exhibits and grow houses, and event spaces.
Cuomo offers praise for weather workers
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 08:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday toured the ice boom and ice-breaking operations on the Niagara River following the significant windstorm that impacted Western New York from Sunday into Monday. The tour was conducted on the New York Power Authority's William H. Latham ice breaker, which is used to prevent ice jams on the river and also to prevent ice from blocking the tunnel water intakes that are used by NYPA's power plant for power generation.
HAL, BBC team for premiere Lewiston showing of 'Risking Everything'
Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The 33-minute documentary film, titled "Risking Everything," will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Brickyard Brewing Company second-floor banquet hall, 436 Center St., Lewiston. Admission is free, and the public is invited. The room is easily accessible and an elevator is available.
Kingdom Bound: Hundreds of teens attend inaugural Awaken Youth Conference in Buffalo
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 02:05 pm
Hundreds of teens from across New York, Pennsylvania and Southern Ontario gathered this past weekend in downtown Buffalo at the Buffalo Grand Hotel for the inaugural Awaken Youth Conference.
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.
 

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