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Niagara County announces new web portal for civil service exam applications
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:25 pm
Niagara County announced it has implemented a new, web-based civil service examination application process. The new portal allows prospective employees to fill out civil service examination applications via the internet. The site replaces the hardcopy paper applications used in the past.
Niagara County's annual spring career fair is March 27
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 11:05 am
The Niagara County Workforce Development Board, in partnership with Niagara's WorkSourceOne, will hold its annual spring career fair on Wednesday, March 27, at Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Hiring representatives from more than 60 businesses will be on-hand, hoping to fill positions in a broad cross-section of local industries.
Community Foundation opens competitive grants process for Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 01:20 pm
The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is accepting grant applications for its 2019 granting cycle. The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and awards annual grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located within the eight counties of Western New York that specialize in the classical arts sector.
'Aliens of the Sea' on display at Aquarium of Niagara fundraiser
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara presents "Savor Del Mar," celebrating "Aliens of the Sea," its new jellyfish exhibit. The venue's premier wine and food fundraising event will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
Canal Corp., Buffalo Maritime Center unveil new phase in building of replica of historic Erie Canal boat
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 01:25 pm
The construction of a replica of the packet boat used by Gov. DeWitt Clinton to travel from Buffalo to New York City to open the Erie Canal in 1825 took a major step forward on Thursday, with the start of a painstaking, age-old process that will create the template for reimagining this historic wooden vessel.
'Basket Bonanza' is Save-a-Pet's annual basket raffle
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 11:40 am
Save-A-Pet of Niagara County will host its ninth annual "Basket Bonanza" on Sunday, March 24, in the 4-H building at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. Doors will open at noon, with ticket sales ending at 3 p.m. and the drawing commencing at 3:30 p.m.
UB medical school establishes an institute for educators
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 10:25 am
From their first day on campus, students in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo experience active learning classrooms, open "learning landscapes" and advanced simulation facilities, all aimed at providing them with a state-of-the-art medical education.
DEC issues annual guidance to avoid conflicts with coyotes
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 01:45 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued its annual guidance on preventing conflicts between people and coyotes as winter gives way to spring.
Niagara University launches esports club
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 02:50 pm
Niagara University students have a new way to engage with each other while developing strategic thinking, teamwork, collaboration, and goal-setting skills: esports. The competitive form of computer gaming is fast-growing on college campuses nationwide, with more than 100 institutions currently participating.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 6th annual Spark Awards winners & finalists
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) announced details of its sixth annual Spark Awards presented by M&T Bank. The awards party, "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture," will take place from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at the Hotel Henry located at the Richardson Olmsted Complex.
Memorial announces primary care expansion
Wed, Feb 27th 2019 07:00 am
A trio of primary care physicians will soon be joining the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, again expanding the availability of care at its six outpatient sites.
Buffalo Sabres, Coca-Cola team up to benefit Roswell Park
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team will partner with Coca-Cola and Delaware North to raise funds for Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Sabres' games on March 4 vs. the Edmonton Oilers, March 14 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins, and March 31 vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Niagara County Pride to hold countywide LGBTQ health fair
Mon, Feb 25th 2019 12:50 pm
On March 14, Niagara County Pride will host its first LGBTQ health fair. The event is an opportunity for individuals in Niagara County to learn about medical and health services from local providers who either offer services focused around the unique needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and/or who are affirming and supportive of LGBT patients and clients.
Kindzia announces candidacy for Niagara County Legislature
Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 04:40 pm
Stephanie Kindzia, a longtime Lewiston resident, announced she is seeking a seat on the Niagara County Legislature in the 2nd District. Kindzia, a registered member of the Independence Party, will be making her first run for public office.
Mental Health Advocates of WNY to host annual dinner at [email protected]'s
Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Mental Health Advocates of WNY (MHA) will host its 57th annual dinner and auction beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the [email protected]'s. This is the MHA's signature event and biggest fundraiser of the year.
Smartphones help UB researcher better understand nature of depression and anxiety
Thu, Feb 21st 2019 08:50 pm
Decades of research into anxiety and depression have resulted in the development of models that help explain the causes and dimensions of the two disorders.
Niagara Ministerial Council president to speak at Memorial's 12th annual Black History Celebration
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 02:15 pm
The Rev. Raymond Allen, pastor of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church and the president of the Niagara Ministerial Council, will be the keynote speaker Friday, Feb. 22, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's 12th Annual Black History Celebration.
Niagara County offers free, evidence-based health workshops
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 12:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free workshops throughout Niagara County for individuals with any ongoing health condition (for example: arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain or high blood pressure.
Collins announces application period for SAFER grant program
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 05:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins announced the application period for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant program. Administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the SAFER grant program is designed to help local fire departments and emergency management service providers to increase or maintain the number of trained, "frontline" firefighters available in their communities.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet for presentations of submitted project applications
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:15 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda includes presentations by applicants who are seeking Greenway project funding in the current round of requests.
Memorial to open center for treatment of Hepatitis C
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 12:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced board-certified infectious disease specialist Dr. Rajinder Bajwa will provide specialized care for hepatitis C infected patients at the Niagara Wellness Connection Center.
DEC announces 2019 free fishing days in New York
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 12:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the first of several statewide free fishing days in New York will take place this weekend, Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. During these designated days, residents and visitors are permitted to fish for free without a fishing license.
'History Night at Shamus' benefits Niagara Historical Society
Mon, Feb 11th 2019 07:00 am
Save the date for a night of fine dining that supports the Niagara County Historical Society, as Lockport's Shamus Restaurant presents the 14th annual "History Night," Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 4:30-9 p.m. The restaurant will donate a portion of all proceeds raised that evening.
Niagara Falls: Traveler advisory for Niagara Scenic Parkway
Fri, Feb 8th 2019 07:40 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced demolition work is scheduled to begin next week on a project to remove a portion of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, a new road closure is scheduled to begin.
Niagara Greenway Commission announces next round of meetings
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:20 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 12, to determine the consistency of the 64th round of projects. The meeting will begin promptly at 3 p.m. in the Town of Lewiston Board Room, 1375 Ridge Road. The general meeting will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the business meeting.
Erie County: DA Flynn appoints prosecutor to DAASNY subcommittee to fight animal cruelty
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has named Assistant District Attorney Erin E. Hart to the Animal Crimes Subcommittee of the District Attorneys Association of New York.
Niagara Falls Community Development Contractor Breakfast set for Feb. 26
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is connecting local renovation contractors to yearlong local work.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York awards $120,000-plus in funding to artists & organizations
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 05:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, has announced the recipients of the 2019 decentralization grant program. Forty-eight organizations and artists in Erie and Niagara counties will receive a portion of $120,000 for community and school-based arts and cultural programs and artworks taking place in 2019.
More cold, snowy weather headed our way
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 12:05 pm
Extremely cold temperatures and negative wind chills are expected this week, along with significant snowfall. AAA Western and Central New York is making sure drivers are prepared for what lies ahead.
Gooch to recommend formation of ad-hoc committee to examine local impact, review county options on state's impending marijuana legalization
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 02:00 pm
With the increasing likelihood New York state will legalize adult recreational marijuana use in the coming months, Niagara County Legislator Jesse P. Gooch is presenting a resolution calling for the formation of an ad-hoc committee to analyze the state's decision, consider the county's options, and measure the public's perspective on the matter.
North-end center project moves forward; responses due Feb. 28
Fri, Jan 25th 2019 06:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is releasing a request for proposals (RFQ) for the creation and operation of a community center in the city's north-end neighborhood. Project funding is available from a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant. Responses are due by noon on Feb. 28 via email to [email protected]
UB School of Management students offer free tax preparation services
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 11:35 am
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $54,000.
Seneca Gaming offering free buffets to all TSA & US Customs and Border Protection officers at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 10:30 am
"During the government shutdown so many families are being affected with no paycheck. Our U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers and TSA officers in the Western New York area are still working to keep everyone safe despite not getting paid. Seneca Resorts & Casinos wants to show their appreciation for their hard work and dedication by offering all TSA officers and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers two free buffets at Thunder Falls Buffet inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino any Monday through Friday in January."
United Way of Greater Niagara announces merger with United Way of The Tonawandas
Fri, Jan 18th 2019 05:45 pm
Two leading United Way organizations in Niagara County - the United Way of the Tonawandas and United Way of Greater Niagara - announced completion this week of their merger and consolidation of services. Now operating under United Way of Greater Niagara, both chapters have come together to oversee and coordinate the services of 29 organizations throughout Niagara County, supporting a total of 46 different programs in the area.
New York state announces February SNAP benefits being issued early due to federal government shutdown
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced most recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will receive their full February benefits early, due to the ongoing federal government shutdown. Current SNAP recipients may receive their February benefits by Thursday, Jan. 17.
State Parks offers free ice skating
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
The outdoor skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods State Park and Reservoir State Park are now open, weather-pending, and are free for the public to use.
Critically acclaimed 'Jazz @ the Taylor' announces lineup for 2019
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:35 pm
The Kenan Center announced a third season of "Jazz @ the Taylor," an eight-concert series featuring some of the finest musicians from Western New York and beyond. Produced in collaboration with Kathleen Rooney, a former Kenan Center board member and Lockport native, the adventurous jazz series is attracting critical acclaim and audiences from all over the region.
DiNapoli: School district tax levy growth to remain at 2 percent
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 12:50 pm
For the second year in a row, property tax levy growth for school districts will be capped at 2 percent, according to data released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. This 2 percent cap affects the tax cap calculations for 676 school districts as well as 10 cities with fiscal years starting July 1, including the "Big Four" cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers.
Tonawanda Coke soil study to update public on progress of study
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 03:30 pm
At 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Tonawanda Coke soil study team will host a community meeting to update the public about the progress of the study. This will include sharing information on geographic areas where contaminants of interest have been found. The meeting will be held at the Tonawanda Middle/High School auditorium at 150 Hinds St., City of Tonawanda.
Breast Cancer Network donates $10,000 to metastatic research
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 02:35 pm
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) presented a donation of $10,000 for metastatic breast cancer research to the Research Initiative Fund of the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester on Dec. 5, 2018. The donation will be used to help fund the coalition's annual grant awards to scientific researchers in Central and Western New York who are specifically studying metastatic breast cancer.

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