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Kenmore Mercy ICU nationally recognized for patient outcomes
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:35 pm
The intensive care unit at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has earned the 2019 Silver Beacon Award for Excellence, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to recognize the nation's highest-performing hospital ICUs.
Cleveland Cavaliers introduce WNY's Beilein as head coach
Tue, May 21st 2019 01:20 pm
In Western New York, the last name Beilein is highly known for talented coaching. On Tuesday, a Beilein was in the national spotlight, as John Beilein was formally introduced as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach.
KeyBank employees team up for 29th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day
Fri, May 17th 2019 07:55 pm
On Wednesday, KeyBank, a Fortune 500 company with regional headquarters in Buffalo, held its 29th annual "Neighbors Make the Difference Day." Thousands of employees across KeyBank's 15 state footprint received paid time off to spend the day on the ground in their local communities, participating in hundreds of projects, committing thousands of hours to community organizations and neighborhoods.
Jacobs convenes 'Great Lakes Roundtable'
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
Twenty-five public and private leaders from 16 municipal and environmental organizations convened at Woodlawn Beach State Park on Thursday to share ideas and discuss strategies on how to improve water safety and quality in communities across Western New York.
Town of Newfane receives pharmaceutical collection container
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
At a press conference, Niagara County and state officials announced the expansion of Niagara County's permanent pharmaceutical drop-box program to the Town of Newfane. The goal is to enhance the collection of pharmaceuticals in rural portions of the county.
Junior Achievement raises $174,711 at 35th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon
Thu, May 16th 2019 04:20 pm
Junior Achievement of Western New York (JA) announced it raised a record-breaking $174,711 from its 35th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon, WNY's largest bowling fundraiser. A total of 1,420 participants representing 64 local companies bowled and raised funds for JA's financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs taught by volunteers in WNY schools.
Artpark & Company announces selection of master plan design team
Tue, May 14th 2019 01:45 pm
The Artpark & Company board of directors has confirmed selection of the lead design team for its master plan: Internationally recognized architecture and design firm SO - IL; landscape architects West 8; and theater, acoustics and digital design consultancy Charcoalblue. They are tasked with the development of a strategy to revitalize the Artpark grounds, while improving connectivity, facilities and programs.
Buffalo City Mission's 'Mission: Possible Food Drive Challenge' raises 33,000 canned goods for region's poor and homeless
Fri, May 10th 2019 07:30 pm
On Friday, the Buffalo City Mission culminated a two-day, four-stop rally to celebrate the end of a successful third year of its "Mission: Possible Food Drive Challenge."
Niagara County Opioid Task Force, Niagara Falls School District team up to help others battle addiction
Thu, May 9th 2019 04:45 pm
Earlier today, the Niagara County Opioid Task Force (OASIS) joined school administrators and art students from Niagara Falls High School to unveil the "Bus Bench Project."
First Presbyterian Church, cemetery achieve historic milestone
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
After a lengthy application process, the First Presbyterian Church, and the cemetery beside it, are one step closer to achieving a coveted milestone: Designation to the National Register of Historic Places.
Frontier House grounds receive some TLC
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Efforts to rehabilitate and reopen the historic Frontier House began last weekend, when a team of five men from Blooms Relax Landscaping manicured the green space in front of and around the 195-year-old building, and cleaned up the children's' play area once used by McDonald's Restaurant.
Lower Niagara River boating on hold: Lewiston Landing rehab, flooding threats disrupt summer river interests
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Thanks to higher-than-normal precipitation over the past few months in the Midwest, coupled with a melting snow pack throughout much of the Great Lakes, water levels across the system are above their long-term averages - and expected to remain that way for some time. Additionally, threats of lakeshore flooding are becoming more likely.
Maid of the Mist leads way with first all-electric vessels built in US
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the Maid of the Mist, which has been navigating the waters of the Lower Niagara River since 1846, is preparing to launch the first two, new, all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels constructed in the U.S.
Downtown Buffalo: ECHDC presents preferred vision for Outer Harbor to public
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:05 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Thursday held its third and final Buffalo Outer Harbor access and activation project open house where the preferred vision for the Outer Harbor was presented to the public.
'Music Mania Mondays' makes 2019 return
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:00 pm
The Town of Niagara announced its summer "Music Mania Mondays" concert series schedule on  Wednesday. The series runs each Monday night throughout the summer from June 10 through Aug. 19. 
Save the date: 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale returns to River Region from June 7-9
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 01:00 pm
You're invited to attend an affordable, regionwide shopping spree the weekend of Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. Niagara Frontier Publications' annual 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale will, once again, pair unique sellers with eager buyers.
DeVeaux Woods State Park kicks off new projects
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:50 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with the City of Niagara Falls, broke ground Wednesday on a comfort station that will service parkgoers at DeVeaux Woods State Park.
Niagara Falls City School District students, teachers give to Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 12:50 pm
Niagara Falls City Schools have collected and donated much-needed supplies to Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity.
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.
Tourism: 'The Other Side of NY' marketing campaign launches in New York City
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:10 pm
Last week, Destination Niagara USA, in partnership with Delaware North and Niagara Falls State Park, launched a spring marketing campaign titled "The Other Side of NY." It specifically targets New York City and surrounding boroughs while aiming to highlight the various adventures to be had on the "other side of NY."
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.
 

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