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USA Today names Niagara Falls Best Kid-Friendly Destination
Fri, May 1st 2015 12:20 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is pleased to announce Niagara Falls has been named the Best Kid-Friendly Destination by USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.
Where do smelt come from?
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 07:00 am
Smelt is anadromous - a fish that is born in fresh water - and it returns to the sea as a juvenile. It spends most of its life in salt water before returning to fresh water again to spawn. The cycle then repeats.
Niagara University students showcase original groundbreaking research
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 12:20 pm
At Niagara University, students have the rare opportunity to conduct their own original research as undergraduates. Their research projects are conducted under the close, yearlong tutelage of NU professors and showcased at the annual undergraduate research conference, which is sponsored by the university's honors program.
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary marks 77th anniversary
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:40 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club celebrated its 77th anniversary on April 20.
7th annual 'Run with the Rapids' 5K race scheduled for May 16
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:05 am
The seventh annual "Run with the Rapids" 5K race will be held Saturday, May 16, in downtown Niagara Falls. This annual race benefits the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director accepts national award in Capitol Hill ceremony
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director Mary Travers Murphy was presented a national award from the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus. Congressman Brian Higgins nominated Murphy for the "Ed Stout Memorial Award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy" and introduced her at today's ceremony on Capitol Hill.
Community Missions invites supporters to 'Walk for Niagara'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
With warmer temperatures upon us, many are looking for reasons to make outdoor plans. Community Missions invites those looking to stretch their legs to the "Walk for Niagara," to be held this Saturday, April 25, at Whirlpool State Park. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and all funds raised will go to support the agency's crisis services.
Concert announcement: The Smashing Pumpkins: 'In Plainsong - An Acoustic-Electro Evening'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:35 pm
The Smashing Pumpkins have just announced their first acoustic tour. Billed as The Smashing Pumpkins: "In Plainsong - An Acoustic-Electro Evening," the tour will kick off June 15 in North Tonawanda at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the concert, which is presented by "Rock Radio" 103.3-FM "The Edge."
Local chefs, musicians participating in 'Jazz & Pasta'
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
"Jazz & Pasta," a fundraiser for the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, will take place from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St.
PACE participants give back to Niagara County
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls' own Complete Senior Care PACE program takes suggestions from its participants on how to make the Niagara County community a better place.
Work begins on Schoellkopf Park extension
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
Wayside Landscaping & Nursery has begun work on a project to extend historic Schoellkopf Park along the full length of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Lockport still going strong at 150
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
One-hundred and fifty years after officially becoming a city, Lockport is still going strong - something that was evident Saturday as hundreds of Lockportians packed the city's historic Palace Theatre to celebrate their history and dive into a birthday cake, complete with 150 candles.
Hospice Gran Fondo bicycle ride readies for another spin May 16
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo to benefit Niagara Hospice is back for a second year, bringing its "party on wheels" to Niagara County.
Camp Hope helps heal through fun
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:20 pm
To address the special needs of grieving children, the bereavement department of Niagara Hospice is offering its 15th Camp Hope for grieving children June 26-28 at the YMCA's Camp Kenan in Barker.
2015 Spring Folk Art Series at Castellani Art Museum: 'A Celebration of Balkan Traditions'
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 04:05 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University hosts "A Celebration of Balkan Traditions" from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19. This event is part of the museum's Spring Folk Arts Series.
Opportunities Unlimited golf raffle fundraiser features trip to California
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 03:45 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 16th annual golf raffle is taking place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. The event offers golf enthusiasts the chance to win more than $20,000 in men's and women's golf-related equipment and trips.
Community Missions to hold Kids Café April 11
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:05 pm
Families of young children in the Niagara region may wonder what fun and interesting activities are available for youth on weekends. Community Missions hopes to provide an answer to this question.
Mockup of UB's new medical school passes 'worst-case scenario' wind and rainstorm tests with flying colors
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:35 pm
Starting in April, beams of steel will rise at the construction site at the corner of Main and High streets in downtown Buffalo, providing passersby with their first glimpse of the new University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which will open in 2017.
NU student overcomes adversity to win national fellowship award in gerontology
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
"Nontraditional" doesn't even begin to describe Niagara University student Kimberly Kennedy. The 32-year-old senior has already withstood more trials than many people endure in a lifetime.
Lewiston Council on the Arts recognized with River Region Partnership Award
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has announced the Lewiston Council on the Arts as its 2015 River Region Partnership Award recipient.
Food Bank of WNY receives Citybration support
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 11:25 am
Citybration invited everyone to "Take Another Look" at Buffalo from the best vantage point in the city - the top of City Hall - on Thanksgiving weekend. A freak storm had paralyzed parts of the city, causing hardship to many in the community.
Buffalo native serves aboard USS New Orleans
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
A 2006 Depew High School graduate and Buffalo native is serving aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), one of the Navy's newest and most advanced amphibious ships, designed to deliver Marines and their equipment to and from war zones.
Ortt, emergency chief discuss state security
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt met with New York State Acting Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services John Melville in his Albany office Monday.
Niagara University student receives Buffalo Bandits scholarship
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
Paige Printup, a Niagara University senior studying criminology and criminal justice, was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Native American Scholarship from the Buffalo Bandits.
Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls receives award, sets dates for 2016 Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 11:50 am
The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, host of the annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, will be honored with the John Long Sr. Memorial Award for Business of the Year, presented by the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, on April 18.
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' to film in Buffalo
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 10:10 pm
Empire State Development today announced Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" has chosen to film in New York state - in New York City and Buffalo.
UB President Tripathi praises men's basketball players, coaches for inspiring and historic season
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 10:05 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi released the following statement on the men's basketball team's first-ever game in the NCAA Tournament:
Think spring: Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors, open gardens
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 07:00 am
The thermometer may still be stuck below freezing, but preparations are heating up for this year's Lewiston GardenFest.
Niagara County Legislature: Leaders roll out air base marketing effort
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
Niagara County economic development leaders and the leadership of the Niagara County Legislature helped roll out new marketing materials designed to protect the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its 3,000 jobs as the federal government ramps up to consider further base closures.
47th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show set
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 01:45 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society, an affiliate of the Buffalo Museum of Science, announced its 47th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show will take place at the Grange Market Buildings on the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster announces re-election bid
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:45 am
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul A. Dyster announced his intention to seek re-election to a third term as mayor of the Cataract City Thursday.
Busy week for Buffalo Bills
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Bills officially acquired running back LeSean McCoy from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso.
Aquarium of Niagara penguins have their day(s)
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 08:40 pm
Celebrate with the Peruvian penguins at the Aquarium of Niagara from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21 and 22.
Higgins, Davis present World War II Veteran Private First Class Albin Mazur with Bronze Star
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 08:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis presented United States Army veteran Albin Mazur, a City of Tonawanda resident, with a Bronze Star and other military recognitions for his service during World War II.
5th annual E-Scrap 4 Camp fundraiser to benefit Camp Good Days & Special Times
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:30 pm
Sunnking Inc., in partnership with Camp Good Days and Special Times, has created a program called "E-Scrap 4 Camp" that facilitates recycling old electronics from participating local businesses to generate funds for Camp Good Days.
Torn ACL doesn't tear NU junior from biking cross-country for cancer
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 11:20 am
Jake Pandolfi is rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament by riding a bicycle 4,000 miles across the U.S.
Memorial staffers 'Go Blue' for colorectal cancer awareness
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 11:05 am
Staff members and volunteers at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dressed in blue Friday to support "Go Blue," a state and national effort to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.
Erie County Office for the Disabled helps 'Spread the Word to End the Word'
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 06:00 pm
The Erie County Office for the Disabled was joined by more than 15 human service agencies from around Erie County at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo Friday as part of an annual national effort to "Spread the Word to End the Word."
Buffalo Museum of Science prepares for first 'MessFest'
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:45 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science will hold its first "MessFest" event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo. MessFest invites families to explore science through messy experiments and demonstrations, including homemade slime, shaving cream, liquid nitrogen and erupting volcanoes.
Family performance at Gliding Stars Ice Show
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:45 am
Wheatfield and Lewiston natives Mitchell, Jen and Holly Martin will perform as a trio at the upcoming Gliding Stars annual Ice Show March 20 and 21.
 

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