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Arts Services Initiative of WNY appoints Swan executive director
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 01:20 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) has announced the appointment of Jennifer Swan as the organization's permanent executive director.
Wonderful weekend: Harvest, Wildlife festival photos
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 09:45 am
It was the right mix of sun and fun that brought people in droves to both the Harvest & Hops Festival in the Village of Lewiston and the neighboring Wildlife Festival at the New York Power Authority.
BPO: Crescendo Campaign Completion announced at opening night
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 09:30 am
At the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's opening night gala concert, board of trustees Chairman Stephen T. Swift and Vice Chairman Angelo Fatta announced the completion of the Crescendo Campaign, an endowment fundraising initiative that will provide stability for the orchestra for years to come.
Geissler donates sculpture to new building at NCCC
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 09:25 am
Niagara County Community College distinguished alumna and nationally acclaimed artist Susan Geissler, Class of 1974, recently donated a sculpture to the NCCC Child Development Center. The sculpture, "Puddle Jumper," is based on childhood memories of rainy-day playtimes. It will be permanently displayed in the center's foyer inside the new NCCC Learning Commons on the Sanborn campus.
Vagabond Bowties adopts road in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 14th 2018 08:25 am
Vagabond Bowties founders Michael Beam and Duke Adams (pictured, from left) are participating in the Adopt-a-Highway program. The two "style miesters" took on a portion of Route 104, just past Niagara University on the way to DeVeaux. They will maintain this portion of state-owned Lewiston roadway.
Get to know 2018-19 Niagara County Peach Queen Santana Sawma
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
At this year's Peach Festival, Santana Sawma was crowned the new Peach Queen. She steps in place of 2017-18 Niagara County Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty, who raised $4,000 for Hillside Family of Agencies through multiple fundraisers, as well as volunteering for numerous causes in Niagara County.
Ortt joins Niagara County community organizations for awards ceremony
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 03:00 pm
Last week, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt presented $45,000 in education funds and public protection monies to four Niagara County community organizations. Joining Ortt for the event was Isaiah 61, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, the Mental Health Association of Niagara County and the Family and Children's Services of Niagara Falls (Passages).
9/11: 'Patriots and Heroes Park' remembrance features gifting of World Trade Center steel to Russell Salvatore
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 03:25 pm
As Western New York and the nation stop to reflect on the horrific events that changed the world on Sept. 11, 2001, Russell J. Salvatore marked the somber anniversary at the "Patriots and Heroes Park" in front of his restaurant, Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More, at 6675 Transit Road, on Tuesday.
Santana Sawma crowned Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 9th 2018 11:10 pm
Perhaps the most successful Niagara County Peach Festival of all time - four days strong and no rain this year - concluded Sunday night with the crowning of a new Peach Queen: Santana Sawma.
'Rockout Cancer' at Stone House
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 05:05 pm
Nine months of planning had led to this: The first "Rockout Cancer" will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. The event is a fundraiser for the Lower Niagara Community Survivors Group, which was formed to help cancer patients with day-to-day projects and activities.
NCCC cuts ribbon to new Learning Commons
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 12:35 pm
Thursday morning, faculty, trustees and students of Niagara County Community College, along with elected officials, cut the ribbon to the brand-new, $25 million Learning Commons on the Sanborn campus.
Learn story behind some of Buffalo's historic military sites with Niagara History Center
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:40 pm
Mark your calendars for the Niagara History Center's fall bus tour on Sept. 29, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30. Participants will tour historical military sites throughout Buffalo and enjoy presentations by speakers.
Poloncarz, officials proclaim Suicide Prevention Week in Erie County
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesdays by Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and Commissioner of Mental Health Michael Ranney, CEO of Crisis Services Jessica Pirro, Celia Spacone of the Suicide Prevention Coalition, and concerned citizens in front of the Edward A. Rath county office building to spread a message of hope and proclaim "Suicide Prevention Week" in Erie County.
Veterans forum & resource fair in Lockport
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:05 pm
The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, will present a veterans forum and resource fair - a free and informative event for veterans and their family members - on from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 14.
NU School of Nursing offers first classes at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 02:35 pm
Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday launched a new partnership to improve educational opportunities for registered nurses by offering NU School of Nursing credit courses on the medical center's downtown campus. The courses will enable registered nurses enrolled as students to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.
Dr. Thomas and Kate Cumbo named chair couple for 19th annual MSM 'Good Works Gala'
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 10:40 am
Dr. Thomas Cumbo, vice president of medical affairs, and his wife, Kate Cumbo, have been named chair couple of the 19th annual "Good Works Gala" of the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation.
Higgins stands with veterans in opposition to VA's decision to close adult day health care program
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 07:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, stood Thursday with veterans, their families and local residents in opposition to the Veteran Administration Western New York Healthcare System's plan to close the adult day health care program.
NCCC, NCSO partner to provide officer on campus
Tue, Aug 21st 2018 03:20 pm
On Tuesday morning, the Niagara County Community College Board of Trustees agreed to partner with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office to provide a uniformed off-duty deputy sheriff on campus grounds in a morning and afternoon shift.
Norris receives update on Lockport CARES
Mon, Aug 20th 2018 11:00 am
144th District Assemblyman Michael J. Norris recently visited the Lockport CARES emergency homeless shelter campus located at 188-192 Genesee St.
Knocking down international borders: Law Enforcement Torch Run makes its way to Scotland
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:00 pm
Aug. 8, 2018, will be etched in history as the first time the Flame of Hope was carried in Scotland. Guided by New York State Police Staff Inspector Steven Nigrelli, the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run made its way through the streets of Stirling, as the Flame of Hope was carried into the European Special Olympics Games as part of their 40th anniversary opening ceremony.
'Name That Boat' contest winner at NYS State Fair gets that boat
Tue, Aug 14th 2018 03:20 pm
The Great New York State Fair visitors who submits the best name for the dory built at the event last year will win it. Those who submit "Name That Boat" entries at the new "Path Through Maritime History: NY Lighthouses and Lifesaving" exhibit will also have the opportunity to win a daily prize of a family pass to the H. Lee White Maritime Museum at Oswego.
Peach Festival: Win up to $500 in 'Taste Off'
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival recipe contest will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the stage at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. The 2018 event is sponsored by the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Gazette and Niagara Frontier Publications.
42nd annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby set for Aug. 18-26
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby - the derby formally known as the "Fall Classic" - will hold its 42nd annual contest Aug. 18-26.
Wish you were here? Brit Floyd at Artpark photos
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 02:45 pm
Brit Floyd - the premier British Pink Floyd tribute act - returned to Artpark this week to headline the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series.
Niagara University, Merani Hotel Group partnering on experiential learning & scholarships
Tue, Jul 31st 2018 11:00 am
Niagara University and the Merani Hotel Group announced Monday an agreement that will synergize efforts to develop the outstanding hospitality leaders of tomorrow.
United Way of Greater Niagara hopes to raise more than $1 million in 2018 campaign
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 01:20 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara recently announced its 2018 campaign goal is $1,077,300. This year's theme is "Give Your Way with United Way," and funds will go toward supporting the agency and the programs it assists.
Jillian Colucci named 2018 Niagara County Peach Festival chairwoman
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:35 pm
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President Marty Pauly announced Jillian Colucci was named chairwoman of the 2018 Niagara County Peach Festival. Colucci is the first woman to serve in the capacity as chair in the history of the festival, which is celebrating its 61st year Sept. 6-9 at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston.
Walsh wins 60th Porter Cup
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 11:45 am
On Saturday, Thomas Walsh, an Atlantic Coast Conference champion from the University of Virginia, won the 60th annual Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES implements Workforce Training Center in NF
Fri, Jul 20th 2018 02:00 pm
The staff of Orleans/Niagara BOCES is once again taking steps to help members of the community find employment.
UB artist-in-residence to present immersive industrial documentary at Silo City
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:45 am
Valery Lyman, a filmmaker and fellow at the Film Study Center at Harvard University whose viewer-participant approach physically engages an audience with the subjects and landscape of her work, will present her documentary installation, "Breaking Ground," as part of her residency in the University at Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative Aug. 1 to Oct. 10.
Univera Healthcare grant expands job training program for people with developmental disabilities
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:45 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, received a $3,000 grant from Univera Healthcare to upgrade two job training programs that support people with developmental disabilities.
DA Flynn appointed to serve on National District Attorney Association board of directors
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:00 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has been selected to serve as an at-large member of the board of directors for the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). The appointment comes 19 months after Flynn was elected as Erie County district attorney.
USAN: Public art installed at Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:10 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. HAS revealed a new sculpture based on the flowing waters of Niagara Falls by local artist Jesse Walp in downtown Niagara Falls. The towering sculpture is located on Old Falls Street where millions of tourists visit each year.
Erie County Department of Health receives national recognition
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
The National Association of County and City Health Officials recognized the Erie County Department of Health as Large Local Health Department of the Year at the 2018 NACCHO annual conference held this week in New Orleans. ECDOH received the award as a result of the department's communitywide leadership in developing programs and strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
Wed, Jul 11th 2018 03:00 pm
The "Last Summer on Earth" 2018 tour rolled into Artpark on Tuesday, offering if-the-world-ends-tomorrow-this-isn't-a-bad-show-to-watch performances from KT Tunstall, Better Than Ezra and headliner Barenaked Ladies.
Artpark & Company presents Western New York premiere of 'The Odyssey'
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 02:05 pm
On Monday, Artpark & Company began rehearsals for the musical "The Odyssey," which will feature 100-plus participants.
Biomarker is discovered for a flesh-eating pathogen that can blind or kill healthy young people
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 05:10 pm
Imagine a pathogen that infects completely healthy people and can cause blindness in one day and flesh-eating infections, brain abscesses and death in just a few days. Now imagine that this pathogen is also resistant to all antibiotics.
July 28 fundraiser for Gavin Burns at BBC
Fri, Jul 6th 2018 03:10 pm
On Saturday, July 28, Lewiston resident Mike Carroll will hold a fundraiser - a "Christmas in July" costume party - for Gavin at 8 p.m. at the Brickyard Brewing Co., 436 Center St. The evening will feature an open bar, a DJ, 50/50 raffle, costume prizes and a huge basket auction. Tickets are priced at $30.
Social Services employees wear blue to raise awareness, support Child Advocacy Center
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:35 pm
Niagara County Department of Social Services employees recently held a "Wear Blue Day" to raise awareness about child abuse and to support the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. By wearing blue and donating a dollar or more each, they demonstrated their commitment to preventing child abuse and supporting strong families. The effort raised $250 for the Child Advocacy Center.
'ARP' Thomas Insana featured artist at Memorial Library
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:05 am
Thomas Insana's artwork will be on display at the Grand Island Memorial Library right before the holiday and continuing through the month of July.