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Catholic Health hosts free summer yoga series & open house at Mt. St. Mary's Health Center Lockport
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
Catholic Health is hosting "Get Centered Wednesdays: Yoga and Wellness" throughout the summer at Mount St. Mary's Health Center Lockport, 6000 Brockton Drive, Suite 106. Niagara County residents are invited to join in from 5-7 p.m. July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 for a free yoga class and open house.
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres invited to White House
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres attended the Polish-American Reception at the White House last week in which President of Poland Andrzej Duda joined President Donald Trump in honoring Americans with Polish heritage.
Niagara Falls: 'Old Falls Street Block Party' concert series presented by Sheraton
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 06:00 pm
Summer kicks off in Niagara Falls tonight with the start of the 2019 "Old Falls Street Block Party" concert series, sponsored by Old Falls Street USA and presented by Sheraton Niagara Falls. A diverse lineup of new and returning musicians will perform at 7 pm. each Friday next to the hotel.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to invest $19.5 million over 5 years
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 10:30 am
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced plans to invest $19.58 million over the next five years on roughly 42 capital improvement projects designed to enhance the city's renowned Olmsted-designed parks and parkways.
NYS: AAA of Western & Central New York responds to cashless tolling
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 12:05 pm
Cashless tolling on the Thruway will be systemwide by the end of 2020, according to the latest reports from Gov. Cuomo's office. With some 267 million motorists traveling the thruway each year, AAA Western and Central New York supports this move toward a more efficient tolling system.
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame accepting nomination/applications
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 03:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame is accepting nomination/applications for the 2019 induction until the end of June. Hard copies of completed forms and supplemental material must be received or postmarked no later than June 30. Criteria and forms are available through its Facebook page, via email at ‚Äč[email protected], or by contacting President Peter Paonessa Jr. by phone at 716-731-5584.
BPO, Central Terminal Restoration Corp., Sen. Kennedy to present free one-day East Side Festival celebrating history of Buffalo's East Side, 90th anniversary of Central Terminal
Mon, Jun 17th 2019 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with the BPO diversity council, the Central Terminal Restoration Corp. and New York State Sen. Timothy Kennedy, will present a free one-day East Side Festival celebrating the cultural heritage of the East Side neighborhood of Buffalo and the 90th anniversary of the Central Terminal, the historic Art Deco landmark railroad station nestled on Buffalo's East Side.
Legislator Jesse Gooch sponsoring blood drive
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 03:50 pm
Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch is sponsoring a Unyts blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road. The drive is titled the "United We Give Blood Drive."
10th annual 'Festival of Fathers' slated for June 22
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 10:40 am
The 10th annual "Festival of Fathers" will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Hyde Park Splash Pad in Niagara Falls (corner of Hyde Park Boulevard and Pine Avenue). The festival, which is free and open to the public, will include games, prizes, snacks and crafts, as well as activities to engage children and parents together.
ECHDC, Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association dedicate surveyor 'monument' to mark original western terminus of Erie Canal
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association (NFLSA) on Wednesday dedicated a land surveyor "monument" commemorating the original western terminus point of the Erie Canal.
Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program announces site locations
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 02:15 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP) and announced the open program site locations.
Evans Insurance Agency executive to be honored at Empower Golf Tournament
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
Empower will honor Ronald Miller, vice president of the Evans Insurance Agency, at its annual golf tournament on June 17 at Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown. Miller will receive the Neil and Mary Gruppo Service Award at the tournament dinner, to be held at 6 p.m.
Niagara Greenway Commission June meeting
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 11:55 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet on Tuesday, June 11, to determine the consistency of the 86th round of projects. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. at the Old Fort Niagara Officers Club, 2 Scott Ave, Youngstown. The general meeting will be preceded by the business meeting, which is at 2 p.m.
DEC accepting applications for volunteer fire assistance grants
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 11:45 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications for federally funded volunteer fire assistance grants, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced. The deadline for applications is June 28.
Buffalo Suzuki Strings celebrates 50th anniversary, 'Celebrating Our Past, Inspiring Our Future'
Tue, Jun 4th 2019 10:10 am
Buffalo Suzuki Strings will celebrate its 50th anniversary this Saturday and Sunday at 4 Webster St., North Tonawanda - BSS' home.
Public forum on scams targeting older adults
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 07:00 am
In observance of National Elder Abuse Awareness Month, Niagara County's Office for the Aging and Council on Elder Abuse will hold a public forum on the current scams targeting older adults in the community. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, June 28, at Lockport Town Hall, 6560 Dysinger Road.
Thruway Authority responds to Islander's concerns
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
An Island resident received some answers to questions he asked about the new cashless tolling system established at the Grand Island Bridges.
Can You Help? Rachel Batt benefit
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
A fundraiser will take place to support a young mom facing a debilitating illness.
UB Erie Canal forum to explore how Empire State Trail can boost economy, improve quality of life
Fri, May 31st 2019 07:00 am
The economic benefits of the Empire State Trail, as well as how it could enhance the quality of life and health of Western New York residents, will be discussed at a University at Buffalo forum on Wednesday, June 5.
PSE, Tito's Handmade Vodka to host pet adoption event
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Pegula Sports & Entertainment and the Buffalo Sabres Foundation are partnering with Tito's Handmade Vodka to host a One Buffalo Pet Adoption Event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the KeyBank Center Pavilion.
Nominations sought for 2019 Class of the Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:40 pm
The Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame is seeking nominations of outstanding volunteers for induction in 2019.
DEC reminds campers to use local firewood while enjoying outdoors
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:25 pm
With the start of camping season underway, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded campers the New York state firewood transportation regulation is still in effect. Untreated firewood may contain invasive pests that kill trees, and to protect New York's forests, untreated firewood should not be moved more than 50 miles from its source of origin.
Tickets going fast for Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake
Wed, May 29th 2019 01:30 pm
As warmer weather approaches, Niagara County residents are anxiously anticipating the 20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake. This year, the event will fall on Friday, July 12, at the Youngstown Yacht Club.
Cuomo declares emergency for Lake Ontario shoreline areas
Sat, May 25th 2019 07:00 am
With the prospect of Lake Ontario water levels going ever higher, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Monday, declaring a state of emergency for all shoreline areas from Youngstown to Watertown
Art auction to benefit Community Missions & YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Wed, May 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Community Missions is partnering with the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier to present an art auction on the evening of Friday, June 14, in Lockport. Approximately 160 pieces of art, memorabilia and glass will be presented by Marlin Art of New York to benefit the cause.
'Art on Oliver': Art walk & reception event in North Tonawanda
Wed, May 22nd 2019 07:00 am
On Saturday, June 8, vacant and underutilized buildings will be transformed into a public art initiative known as "Art on Oliver Street." This initiative, led by Lumber City Development Corp. and the Oliver Street Merchants Association, aims to beautify the Oliver Street corridor, promote walkability, and bring attention to the unique buildings in North Tonawanda.
DEC urges New Yorkers: If you care, leave it there
Mon, May 20th 2019 08:25 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is reminding New Yorkers to enjoy wildlife and their young from a safe distance and resist the urge to touch or pick up newborn fawns and other young wildlife. Human contact with wildlife can carry unintended consequences detrimental to wildlife safety and development.
Niagara Scenic Parkway traveler advisory
Mon, May 20th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced construction is scheduled to begin this coming week on a project to construct a new multi-use trail between the Village of Lewiston and Devil's Hole State Park. As a result, a lane closure is scheduled to begin.
Town of Newfane receives pharmaceutical collection container
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
At a press conference, Niagara County and state officials announced the expansion of Niagara County's permanent pharmaceutical drop-box program to the Town of Newfane. The goal is to enhance the collection of pharmaceuticals in rural portions of the county.
Alexa Foundation announces 'Buffalo's Biggest Basket Raffle'
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:25 pm
It Happened to Alexa Foundation announced a whole new happening for this summer. The 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, which assists victims of rape and sexual assault, will hold a different kind of benefit this August. Dubbed "Buffalo's Biggest Basket Raffle," the all-ages event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, inside the RiverWorks recreational waterfront complex, 359 Ganson St., downtown Buffalo.
Celebrate 118th anniversary of Pan-American Exposition with Pan-Am weekend
Tue, May 14th 2019 01:30 pm
Three days of activities, two locations, and free admission highlight The Buffalo History Museum's celebration of the 118th anniversary of the Pan-American Exposition from May 17-19. This weekend will showcase the history of the 1901 World's Fair, which occupied 350 acres of land on the western edge of Buffalo, what is now Delaware Park, extending from Delaware Avenue to Elmwood Avenue and northward to Great Arrow Avenue.
Traveler advisory: Niagara Scenic Parkway
Tue, May 14th 2019 10:00 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced construction will continue this week on the 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.
Xylem donates 5 acres of land to Cheektowaga Youth Baseball on opening day
Mon, May 13th 2019 09:25 am
Xylem Inc., a global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, celebrated the Cheektowaga Youth Baseball Inc.'s opening day by donating five acres of land from its Cheektowaga location to the nonprofit. Xylem Watermark, the company's corporate citizenship and social investment program, helped enable the donation and support the day's events, which included water awareness education and activities focused on solving water challenges and promoting sustainability.
Elder Law Day 2019 brings free legal advice, information on aging for seniors, caregivers
Thu, May 9th 2019 12:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services and the Center for Elder Law and Justice have announced Elder Law Day 2019 will be held from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave, Buffalo (next to the Galleria Mall).
Niagara EDGE Run/Walk set for May 19
Wed, May 8th 2019 02:40 pm
A unique running event hosted by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is now accepting registrations from runners and walkers of all ages. The Niagara EDGE 5K/10K Run and 1 Mile Walk will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at the Summit Healthplex, 6934 Williams Road, Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Geological Society science event
Mon, May 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo Geological Society and the Town of West Seneca are collaborating on a geological and natural science event in the new Town of West Seneca Community Center and the West Seneca Library at 1300 Union Road. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 17, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, with free admission and parking.
Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act: Higgins joins bipartisan group leading legislation to fix tax bill hit on families of fallen servicemembers
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced introduction of bipartisan legislation to, what his camp called, "fix a new provision of the tax code hurting the families of our fallen military."
DEC declares May 5-11 Compost Awareness Week in New York
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced New York State Compost Awareness Week is May 5-11. The goal, a press release stated, is "to bring attention to the environmental benefits of composting, and celebrate the significant victory in the 2019-20 state budget to establish a new food waste program that maximizes the donation of unused food; expands the availability of composting; and diverts food waste from landfills."
AFL/CIO labor unions join hands in memory of members of labor who gave lives to job
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:25 pm
The 28th annual Workers Memorial Day will be observed Saturday, May 11, with the public, friends and families invited to attend a spiritual and memorial program at the Workers Memorial Monument, 5755 Reservoir Park.
UB joins Action Collaborative on countering US opioid epidemic
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 05:00 pm
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo and UB's Clinical Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) have joined the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, which was announced Tuesday. This joint commitment makes UB one of more than 100 organizations that have joined this national effort.
 

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