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State, Niagara County leaders unite against costly mandates
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 07:05 am
Two members of Niagara County's state legislative delegation took time to meet with county lawmakers Tuesday to discuss local concerns about the impact of expensive mandates from Albany - and left vowing to work closely together to control costs and increase local say in the management of mandated state social programs.
Planning underway for 2015 Great Contraption Race
Mon, Feb 16th 2015 04:45 pm
The second annual Great Contraption Race to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation will take place Saturday morning, Aug. 1, starting from the Lewiston docks and continuing 6.2 miles downriver to Youngstown.
National Grid urges extreme caution around electricity services when clearing ice, snow
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:25 pm
As the region prepares to hunker down for another severe cold snap, and the icicles hanging from gutters and eaves get longer and heavier, National Grid is urging its customers to be particularly cautious around wires, meters and connections that bring electricity to the home.
Residents asked to keep hydrants clear
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 01:10 pm
Niagara County's fire coordinator urged county residents to ensure fire hydrants are dug out, noting the extra time firefighters spend shoveling their way to buried hydrants can prove disastrous during a fire.
First Niagara provides financial support for Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 04:15 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled are partnering to provide vocational and career readiness skills for people living with developmental disabilities in the City of Buffalo.
Toast & Jam is back by popular demand
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:00 am
Get ready to lose those winter blues. Toast & Jam begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at The Brickyard B.B.Q and Pub, 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading event is back by popular demand and continues till March 23.
Striding through a snowstorm ... in Naples
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 11:15 am
Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Daniel Sanford, originally from Buffalo, strides through a snowstorm Monday at Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy.
Get the most out of your tech devices
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 03:50 pm
Your tech gadgets are an investment and, with a little bit of effort, you can get even more out of them and make them last longer.
Upgrade your fireplace to improve energy efficiency
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 03:50 pm
Heating and cooling your home typically comprises nearly half of the average American's utility bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Unfortunately, a portion of that expenditure is lost.
Marc Scibilia featured in Jeep Super Bowl commercial with 'This Land Is Your Land'
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:35 pm
Sunday night, Marc Scibilia was featured in a Super Bowl commercial as his take on the Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land" played during a high-profile, 90-second spot for the new Jeep Renegade campaign branded "Beautiful Lands."
Higgins names local veterans to service academy advisory committee
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, named local residents to serve as members of his service academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview students applying to a military academy and make recommendations to the congressman.
New general manager, key positions named at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Old Falls Street, USA
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Global Spectrum, the company that manages The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, USA, has named Niagara Falls native Jason Murgia as its new general manager at its Niagara Falls facilities.
Niagara Falls to be illuminated red for Community Missions
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:15 pm
Niagara Falls will be illuminated red from 10-10:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in honor of Community Missions' 18th annual Sweetheart Dinner. The agency's first event of 2015 also kicks off a yearlong celebration of its 90th anniversary.
NU receives $1 million gift from Vincentians to support student scholarships
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara University announced today it received a $1 million gift from the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, which will be used to establish an endowed scholarship fund.
Five interesting foods that should be on everyone's bucket list
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:10 pm
Whether you live for culinary adventure, or unfamiliar items on your plate make you nervous, trying new foods is a worthwhile endeavor. But even avid foodies don't have the time to try everything.
Water Street Landing hosts disco fundraiser for Lexi's Place
Sat, Jan 24th 2015 05:40 pm
Water Street Landing hosts its seventh annual disco, this time featuring tunes from Déja Groove Band. The free admission event begins at 8 p.m. and features prizes for best threads and shagadelic moves. Proceeds will benefit Lexi's Place.
Ndaba Mandela visits NU to reflect on grandfather's legacy
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
A standing-room-only crowd welcomed the grandson of Nelson Mandela to Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum Tuesday.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Chamber Honors 2015 Gala awardees
Tue, Jan 20th 2015 04:25 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber will hold its annual Chamber Honors 2015 Gala Feb. 27 at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center. This annual dinner recognizes the businesses and business people making a positive impact on Niagara County.
'Tablescapes' 2015 benefits Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic will host its biennial "Tablescapes" fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road at Genesee Street.
New snow leopard at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes Grace, an adult female snow leopard to its collection.
NTCC announces new board members
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announced the appointment of Ron Droegmyer, Barbara Hughes, Duncan Ross and Doni Taube to four hospitality and tourism seats on the organization's board of directors. Anthony Brindisi was appointed to a general business seat
Wayne Jagow to retire at end of term
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 09:25 am
County employees working for Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow were the first to find out this morning: The long-time county clerk, who has served in office for two decades, will not seek another four-year term this November.
Celebrate winter, hockey and more at HARBORCENTER and Canalside this weekend
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
On the heels of this morning's snowfall, the Canalside district in Buffalo will be extra busy this weekend with a wide range of activities for all to enjoy.
Fatima Shrine prepares for Festival of Lights gala
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 12:00 pm
Pictured are several members of the 2015 Festival of Lights benefit committee with some of the basket raffle prizes for the 10th annual gala event, scheduled for Jan. 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Swann Road in Lewiston.
National Grid encourages customers to prepare for cold weather
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 07:45 pm
As the National Weather Service forecasts bitter cold temperatures throughout the Northeast for the remainder of the week, National Grid encourages customers to take steps to protect themselves and their homes from the weather and improve energy efficiency at the same time.
Mount St. Mary's conducts formal blessing for Imaging and Laboratory Service Center
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 11:10 am
Staff gathered Jan. 5 for a formal blessing of the new Mount St. Mary's Imaging and Laboratory Service Center at 7300 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara.
Artpark hosts 'Peter Pan' auditions
Mon, Jan 5th 2015 04:25 pm
Artpark & Company has announce auditions for its upcoming Mainstage production of "Peter Pan" will be held from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Niagara University Annex, (located in the Valu Home Center Plaza), 6001 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union supports Sister Mary Loretto Soup Kitchen with holiday tradition
Fri, Jan 2nd 2015 09:40 am
Cornerstone CFCU held its second annual ugly sweater contest Dec. 17 to celebrate the season and help a worthy cause. Each year, employees donate $5 to wear a holiday sweater before Christmas and help the community in the process.
Island of Hope: GI Relay For Life team, Bottle Junction fighting cancer one nickel at a time
Wed, Dec 31st 2014 03:00 pm
Grand Island Relay For Life team Billy's Buddies has been raising money with a bottle and can return drive for six years, but the fundraising has never been easier since the opening of the Island's Bottle Junction redemption center.
HARBORCENTER elements added to 'Sabres Fan Advantage'
Tue, Dec 30th 2014 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced enhancements to their fan loyalty program, "Sabres Fan Advantage," that will allow users to earn points by patronizing HARBORCENTER and its various entities.
Free family portraits at Community Missions give the gift of memories
Mon, Dec 29th 2014 11:10 am
Through the generosity of Bob and Jan Inwards, Community Missions again provided family and individual portraits during the Christmas season.
Old Falls Street hosts New Year's Eve 'Kids' Club' activities to compliment Hard Rock 'Guitar Drop'
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 01:35 pm
For the second year in a row, Old Falls Street, USA, is inviting families to ring in the new year with a host of "Kids' Club" activities inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, hosts 6th annual New Year's Eve Guitar Drop
Fri, Dec 26th 2014 07:00 am
Get ready to rock 'n' ring in the new year. On Wednesday, Dec. 31, Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, hosts the city's sixth annual New Year's Eve Guitar Drop.
Mount St. Mary's Child Care celebrates holidays
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 06:00 pm
Students at the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center visited the hospital recently for a ceremony and to sing carols. The Child Care Center is in its 27th year and serves infants to pre-K students.
Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union donates to local groups
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 03:35 pm
The staff at Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union bought Christmas gifts for children in need through the Child Advocacy Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Breakfast with Santa at Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 11:30 am
On Saturday, the Aquarium of Niagara hosted its second annual Breakfast with Santa.
'Sabres UnPucked' event returns in February
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will host the second annual "Sabres UnPucked" event Thursday, Feb. 12, on the floor of First Niagara Center. All proceeds from "Sabres UnPucked," for which doors open at 6:30 p.m., will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
American Baptist Home Mission Society awards Community Missions
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 05:20 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. in Niagara Falls recently received a $5,000 grant from the One Great Hour of Sharing Domestic Emergency Food and Shelter fund, from the World Relief Committee of the American Baptist Churches USA, and facilitated by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies.
Buffalo Zoo says goodbye to oldest living spectacled bear
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is saddened by the loss of its spectacled bear, Diana, who was humanely euthanized Tuesday due to declining health. At 35 years old, Diana was the oldest spectacled bear in the world at the time of her death.
Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 donates turkeys to Community Missions
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 dropped off its donation of more than 50 turkeys Tuesday afternoon for distribution during Community Missions' Christmas program.
 

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