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Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Siegel family celebrate fourth installation at Siegel Landing
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 02:20 pm
Earlier this week, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, joined by the Siegel family, unveiled and presented a commemorative paver to JoAnn Falletta in honor of her 20th anniversary with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Niagara SPCA: 15,000 animals saved since becoming no-kill in 2012
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:35 pm
Niagara SPCA announced a major milestone: More than 15,000 animals have been saved since the organization became no-kill in 2012.
Lew-Port soccer shocks Niagara-Wheatfield, win NFL title
Wed, Oct 16th 2019 10:55 pm
After losing to the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons early in the season, 5-0, the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys soccer team chances of winning the Niagara Frontier League finals Wednesday night may have seemed slim to some. The Lancers were quick to prove the doubters wrong, though, as Lewiston-Porter defeated the Falcons, 1-0, to clinch the program's first NFL title since 2010.
Empower to honor 5 at annual luncheon
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 10:05 am
Empower, a not-for-profit organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will hold its fourth annual "Living the Values" Awards Luncheon at noon on Friday, Oct. 25, at Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave. Tickets are $35, and may be reserved at 716-297-0798, ext. 120, or [email protected]
HAL awards scholarship on Indigenous Peoples' Day
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 02:10 pm
At the foot of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument, the Historical Association of Lewiston awarded a $500 scholarship to Devin Napoleon on Monday - Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Local law enforcement receives funding
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 10:35 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced the Niagara County Law Enforcement Foundation awarded grant funding to local police agencies.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:10 pm
Last week, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul marked the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Cuomo directs NYSDEC to sue IJC for 'mismanagement' that devastated Lake Ontario shoreline communities
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is filing a lawsuit against the International Joint Commission for what he called "mismanagement" of Lake Ontario water levels that caused catastrophic damage to shoreline communities.
Orchid Show to brighten Botanical Gardens
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 03:20 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will burst with orchids at its annual fall orchid showAnchor from 10 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10.
Food Network & Cooking Channel celebrate Thanksgiving with a bounty of holiday-themed programming, recipes, live classes
Mon, Oct 7th 2019 07:00 am
Food Network and Cooking Channel are preparing for food's biggest holiday with a full slate of Thanksgiving-themed programming, including a live on-air event and first-ever, interactive Thanksgiving streaming event on the new "Food Network Kitchen" app, marking a 40% increase in Thanksgiving content compared to 2018.
Erie County: 15th annual Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens Nov. 29 in Hamburg
Mon, Oct 7th 2019 07:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 29, the switch will be flipped to illuminate more than 1 million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 15th season. This time-honored, holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg and is the largest Christmas festival in Western New York.
Ortt hosts annual Warriors Flight
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 08:40 am
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt hosted 20 veterans on a flight down to Washington, D.C., to visit the various war memorials and pay respects to the men and women who have perished in service to this nation.
Amy Grant to bring unique live show, hits - and maybe a Christmas song or two - to Riviera Theatre
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:25 pm
The southern singer became a household name in the 1990s thanks to a sting of radio-pop hits, including "Baby, Baby," "That's What Love Is For," "I Will Remember You," "Lucky One," "House of Love" and "The Things We Do for Love."
Higgins & Richardson Olmsted Campus announce $400,000 'Save America's Treasures' grant
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined staff and board members of the Richardson Olmsted Campus to celebrate the award of a $400,000 "Save America's Treasures" grant. The federal funding will be used on roofing to stabilize and preserve the integrity of four buildings on the campus.
UB: How artificial intelligence will impact self-employment
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:25 pm
People who are self-employed in some of the lowest paid and most popular jobs are at the greatest risk of being displaced by artificial intelligence (AI), according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Longest-running Niagara Hospice fundraiser celebrates 28 years
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 09:25 am
Niagara Hospice will celebrate the 28th anniversary of its longest-running fundraiser, "Cocktails and CA$H," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The event will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension at 4487 Lake Road, Lockport. It is presented by the Niagara Hospice board of directors.
YBPA honors Burmaster, recaps summer
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
At its session earlier this month, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association reviewed recent developments as well as plans for events entering into this fall.
Mum exhibit, special admission offers planned at Botanical Gardens
Wed, Sep 25th 2019 10:10 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced its 119th mum exhibit will be held Oct. 5 through Nov. 3. A special" BuffaLove Dollar Day," in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, will take place Oct. 14. Buffalo Philharmonic subscribers receive buy one, get one admission to the Botanical Gardens on Oct. 18 in celebration of conductor JoAnn Falletta's 20th anniversary with the BPO.
Buffalo City Mission launches 4th annual youth incentive program 'Mission Possible' food drive challenge
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:40 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off the fourth year of its "Mission Possible" youth incentive program, a communitywide initiative that brings together area schools, church youth groups and other youth programs to engage students of all ages in an exciting, educational and action-orientated food drive challenge.
River Region welcomes new Tin Pan Alley owner
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 06:20 pm
For more than 20 years, Tin Pan Alley has been a culinary institution in Lewiston. On Saturday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed a new owner, William Castiglione, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Lewiston Police Department debuts mobile app
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
In a continuing effort to keep pace with today's technology advancements, the Lewiston Police Department announced release of a new mobile app.
Falls man's generous gift supports new medical oncology center at NFMMC
Thu, Sep 19th 2019 08:05 pm
Vittorio Giardetti of Niagara Falls, third from left, visited Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday to make a $10,000 donation toward the planned $2 million medical oncology center on the hospital's downtown campus.
50th season jersey now available at Sabres New Era Store
Tue, Sep 17th 2019 09:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres New Era Store is now open at KeyBank Center, and beginning today fans will be able to purchase the Sabres 50th Season Commemorative Jersey. The newly renovated store is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sabres and Bandits game nights.
'Big 4' basketball coaches partner with American Cancer Society to support life-saving work against cancer
Tue, Sep 17th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members will unite for the American Cancer Society's "Coaches vs. Cancer tip-off happy hour" in an effort to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The event will take place from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Hotel at The Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo.
101 years after WWI veteran John Murray was wounded in action, Higgins presents family with Purple Heart
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 12:50 pm
On the eve of the 101st anniversary of the day U.S. Army veteran John C. Murray was wounded in action, Congressman Brian Higgins presented his family with a Purple Heart and other military medals for service during World War I.
TIME FOR THE WING TO ENTER THE RING; vote for 'WNY's Best Wings'
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:10 pm
If there is a better food than chicken wings, we haven't found it.
Electric Lights Parade on hiatus for 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:05 pm
The talk of the residents in Town of Niagara on Friday was of a press release posted on the town's Facebook page. According to the release, the Electric Lights Parade is taking a year off from marching on Military Road. It will continue in 2020.
United Way kicks off campaign 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 03:25 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara launched its fall campaign Friday at the Four Points Sheridan in Niagara Falls. UWGN Board Chairman Bob Kazeangin introduced Michael Sigurdson, a store manager of Wegmans in Niagara Falls, and Marcus Latham, a former teacher, as well as a former president of Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801, as co-chairs for campaign 2019.
'Play Fore Pink' tournament raises $7,205 for breast cancer awareness
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 03:25 pm
From left, Play Fore Pink committee co-chair Maryjean Thompson, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo and Play Fore Pink co-chair Adeline Candella join members of Memorial's women's services team for the presentation of proceeds from the 2019 Play Fore Pink golf tournament, held Aug. 7 at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Phase two of Seneca Park improvements underway
Mon, Sep 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club has been making additional improvements to Seneca Park near the Lewiston Library with funds from GardenFest 2019.
Peach Festival: Broderick retains eating title
Sun, Sep 8th 2019 12:00 pm
For a few shining moments Saturday, it appeared as if Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick had been dethroned as peach shortcake eating champion. Alas, the reigning and defending titleholder would walk away with his fourth-straight victory - after it was discovered Kiwanian Dean Beltrano cheated!
Town of Porter thanked for successful veterans outreach program
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
Arthur Lawson, mayor of the Village of Wilson, met recently with the Porter Town Board to express his thanks to the town on behalf of the New York State Division of Veterans Services.
206-year-old Bible of founding father returned to Lewiston
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
On July 16, Historical Association of Lewiston Executive Director Patricia Mahoney and I received an email from Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch. The mayor asked if we could assist a woman named Jane Brogan from York, Nebraska. Jane's mother was an avid collector of books that she would collect from library sales around the state.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Time Will Tell: Storytelling Traditions in Western New York'
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 10:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's folk arts program and "Meet Me at the CAM" series have teamed up to present a special fall program, "Time Will Tell: Storytelling Traditions in Western New York." The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, and feature speakers from the local arts community.
UB speakers series to welcome Central Park Five member, 'Shark Tank' investor, Pulitzer Prize winner
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:20 pm
Central Park Five member Yusef Salaam, Pulitzer Prize winner Maggie Haberman and "Shark Tank" investor Daymond John are among the speakers who will headline the University at Buffalo's 2019-20 Distinguished Speakers Series.
Combatting violence: YWCA receives support from Niagara County Legislature
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:15 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Keith McNall appeared at the YWCA's Lockport location last week to present a check for $46,500, which was made official through a resolution he sponsored to help offset statewide cuts.
Old Fort Niagara site of naturalization ceremony
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 04:00 pm
A naturalization ceremony took place Wednesday morning at Old Fort Niagara for 20 new U.S. citizens. Individuals from 11 different countries, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Canada, China, Congo (Kinshasa), Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia and Vietnam, took their oaths of allegiance from U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.
AAA urges drivers to stay alert & distraction-free as students return to school
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:30 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has kicked off its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. AAA's campaign was launched nationally in 1946 to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries and fatalities. It is now in its 74th year. AAA clubs across the country continue to promote the campaign each fall to remind motorists to watch out for children as they travel to and from school.
Elderwood supports LCA 'Blue Monday' series
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:15 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts staffers Eva Nicklas and Tim Henderson recently presented Elderwood at Wheatfield Community Relations Coordinator Stacey Zahno and Elderwood Residencies Property Manager Tammy Ooft with an appreciation plaque for their generous sponsorship of the 2019 "Blue Monday" concert series.
Researchers, community partners seek to develop Lower Great Lakes research network on sustainability & resilience
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 09:55 am
As the world warms, communities around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario may become a refuge for people seeking relief from drought, sea-level rise and other climate-related extreme events in different parts of the U.S. and the world.