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ESD announces start of New York's 2017 fall foliage season
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced the start of the 2017 fall foliage season in New York, coinciding the start of autumn and the "I Love New York" weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the popular #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York's picturesque autumn locations and attractions.
Harvest & Wildlife festivals this weekend
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 11:00 am
Links to full details.
Higgins: $356,000 for efforts to boost small business opportunities & grow jobs in Western New York
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Friday federal grants totaling $356,000 to support the growth of small businesses and jobs in Western New York. The federal funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. The mission of the CDFI program is to increase economic opportunity and community development for underserved populations in distressed communities.
Niagara Falls, Ontario, to host Invictus Games athletes
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 03:05 pm
Niagara tourism leaders are preparing to roll out the red carpet to welcome hundreds of athletes competing in Toronto's upcoming Invictus Games for an action-packed day of sightseeing.
American Legion commander to be honored in Sanborn
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 02:20 pm
Denise H. Rohan, the first woman elected to the post of national commander of The American Legion, will be honored by the Western New York 8th District of The American Legion at a banquet held at The American Legion Wheatfield Post 1451, 6525 Ward Road, Sanborn. The banquet will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.
St. Peter's to bless the beasts
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
"There are two models in this world for unconditional love," says The Rev. Dr. Howard Whitaker of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. "One is God. The other is a good dog."
Higgins, Gillibrand: $389,000-plus in federal funding for Buffalo Community Food Hub Project
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined leaders from the Massachusetts Avenue Project and Grassroots Gardens of Western New York to announce a federal grant totaling $389,088 for the Buffalo Community Food Hub Project.
Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show expanding in 2017
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 07:00 am
The 34th annual Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24. This year, there's a big change to the festival: Center Street will be closed from Fourth to Seventh streets. Vendors will be set up in the street to ease congestion for attendees and allow more room throughout the festival, leaving areas in front of retail storefronts open for customers.
'After the Sun Fell': Feature film made in Lewiston to get special BIFF screening
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 10:00 am
"The Morning Sun" will rise once again in Western New York.
Roswell Park named to 'Great Oncology Programs' list for 2017
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 09:45 am
Roswell Park Cancer Institute has once again been named to Becker's Hospital Review's 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs, an annual list of centers that are national leaders in patient care, cancer outcomes and research.
Collins, Higgins, Reed, Slaughter fight against 'watering down' pilot training requirements
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 09:45 am
Congressman Chris Collins and 18 additional members of Congress sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao and Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael P. Huerta expressing concern and disappointment with recommendations to modify and repeal pilot training rules.
Lewiston Garden Club celebrates 90 years with country club soiree
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 09:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club concluded celebrations for its 90th anniversary with a party Tuesday night at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Cuomo: DEC should take aggressive actions to hold Niagara Falls Water Board accountable, protect water quality
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 09:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to take a series of actions to hold the Niagara Falls Water Board accountable and protect water quality.
Rivershore Foundation annual dinner to benefit people living with disabilities
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:30 pm
The Rivershore Foundation's eighth annual dinner will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston. The event includes a cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, awards ceremony, silent auction and basket raffle.
Jack Eichel autograph signing for Hurricane Harvey relief
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:40 pm
Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel will be at Dave & Adam's retail store (8075 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville) at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, for a special charity autograph signing.
Town of Lewiston takes no action on Rubino brothers PUD concept plan
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 11:10 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick wasted no time Monday in telling a standing-room-only crowd inside Town Hall the Town Council would not vote on John and Joe Rubino's planned unit/urban development concept for Upper Mountain Road. Instead, "I want to listen to what everybody has to say ... and take it in," he said prior to the work session.
Schneiderman reminds New Yorkers of charitable giving tips in response to Hurricane Irma
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued an alert reminding New Yorkers to consider consulting the office's charitable giving tips before making a donation to support organizations assisting the victims of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.
Hurricanes Harvey & Irma impact gas prices
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Today's national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.67 per gallon, up 30 cents over the past two weeks and up 4 cents in the past week. One year ago, the price was $2.18. The New York state average is $2.83, up 35 cents in two weeks, and up 5 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.32.
Great Lakes Real Estate donates to Lewiston Peace Garden
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Great Lakes Real Estate recently donated a bench to the International Peace Garden located between Center Street and Ridge Road. GLRE contributed the piece of furniture upon learning there was a need during the Memorial Day parade preparations.
Niagara County: Col. Mark S. Larson takes command of 914th Air Refueling Wing
Sun, Sep 10th 2017 10:25 pm
Col. Mark S. Larson took command of the 914th Air Refueling Wing from Col. Brian S. Bowman on Sunday during a change of command ceremony at the Niagara Falls air reserve station.
'Kidz 'n' Kites' ready to fly for 20th straight year
Fri, Sep 8th 2017 09:05 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 16, Veterans Memorial Park will host the 20th annual "Kidz 'n' Kites" celebration. Kids and families from all around are welcome to come out and enjoy a free event in the town.
Jacobs pushes for action on fentanyl bill
Fri, Sep 8th 2017 08:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs on Friday called on New York State Assembly leaders and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to get behind legislation passed earlier this year in the State Senate enabling law enforcement to prosecute dealers mixing the deadly drug fentanyl in the heroin they sell.
Niagara officials react to AG's fentanyl warning
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 06:45 pm
Niagara County officials are taking the discovery of fentanyl-laced pills that resemble prescription oxycodone pills in Western New York seriously, pledging today to devise steps to deal with the new threat.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Castellani Art Museum teams with YWCA of Niagara Frontier to present 'The Clothesline Project'
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 05:10 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University and the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier have teamed up to present "The Clothesline Project" from Monday, Oct. 2, through Friday, Oct. 13.
TCM announces Buffalo as winner of 'Bring TCM To Your Hometown' contest
Wed, Sep 6th 2017 11:30 pm
Turner Classic Movies on Wednesday announced that, after overwhelming response from fans, Buffalo has been named the winner of the "Bring TCM to your Hometown" contest.
Jacobs convenes Great Lakes roundtable
Wed, Sep 6th 2017 06:25 pm
Twenty-five public and private leaders from 16 municipal and environmental organizations convened at the Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse on Wednesday to share ideas and discuss strategies on how to improve water safety and quality, and reduce beach closures in communities across Western New York.
Falls residents choose park improvements
Wed, Sep 6th 2017 02:45 pm
Voting for the City of Niagara Falls Department of Community Development's participatory budgeting initiative, dubbed "PB 360," came to a close on Aug. 31, and the results have now been tallied.
M&T Bank to host local not-for-profits at Buffalo Bills games
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:30 pm
Eight local not-for-profit organizations will experience an exciting and exclusive game-day experience during the 2017-18 Buffalo Bills season, thanks to M&T Bank.
Family Violence Conference to feature national expert on psychological trauma
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:30 pm
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, has announced the faculty and program for the 19th annual Safe at Home Conference to be held Thursday, Oct. 12, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: William Close and the Earth Harp Collective at Artpark
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 11:00 am
On Saturday, Artpark became the latest venue to fall under William Close's spell as the world-renowned installation artist performed with his Earth Harp Collective on the newly extended Earth Harp, featuring more than two-dozen 1,000-foot-plus strings that sailed and wailed above the Lewiston audience.
DEC announces 25th anniversary of New York's recycling laws
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 07:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced Sept. 1 marks the 25th anniversary of New York's statewide adoption of local recycling laws. Since 1992, local source-separation programs have captured and diverted more than 320 million tons of recyclable materials from disposal resulting in an estimated net emission reduction of 1 billion metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of taking 211 million cars off the road for one year.
Niagara Falls Water Board issues discharge incident report to NYSDEC
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 06:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Water Board officially submitted a detailed report to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Friday in response to the DEC's request for documents and information regarding the discharge of dark water into the Niagara River gorge on July 29.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper releases 'State of Our Waters' report, unveils new name & logo
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 08:30 am
Aug. 31 marked a historic day for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. With the backdrop of the convergence of the Buffalo River and Lake Erie, the organization officially made the transition to Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper.
Buffalo Sabres: Training camp set to open Sept. 14
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will open its main training camp on Thursday, Sept. 14, when veteran players are scheduled to report for testing and physicals. Beginning Friday, Sept. 15, the team's practice sessions at HarborCenter will be open to the public, with practices broken down into multiple sessions throughout each day.
Memorial Medical Center dedicates new North Tonawanda Primary Care Center
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 10:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday dedicated its new North Tonawanda Primary Care Center at 1089 Kinkead Ave., Suite 111.
UB pharmacy professor awarded $1.5 million to silence chatter among cancer cells
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:50 pm
With the support of a new, $1.58 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), University at Buffalo researchers aim to develop a targeted treatment to prevent communication between cancer cells.
Hurricane Harvey drives up gas prices nationwide, local market spared for now
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:10 pm
As Hurricane Harvey blasted Texas, gas prices shot up across the country. At $2.37, today's national gas price average is 4 cents more expensive on the week and one of the largest one-week national gas prices surge seen this summer. Gas prices have not changed locally in the past week.
BBB offers tips to those donating to hurricane victims
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:05 pm
Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people who want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who need it most.
Celebrate Labor Day in Youngstown
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
In the lower River Region, Youngstown will be the place to be come Monday, Sept. 4, as the Village of Youngstown, along with the Porter Youngstown Ransomville Business Association, local residents and businesses, is set to stage a decades-old community favorite: Youngstown's Labor Day Parade.
DEC: Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards due to Aug. 15 combined sewer overflow
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 01:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Friday the Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards as a result of an Aug. 15 combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharge that caused a substantial visible contrast to the natural conditions in the Niagara River. The state issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the water board earlier in the day.