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2019 Niagara Falls Community Development action plan process underway
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 05:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is kicking off the public participation and application phase of the for 2019 Niagara Falls community development action plan. The department welcomes local residents to once again be the most important component of this annual planning effort.
Peace Bridge to go purple for World Polio Day
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 07:00 am
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, the Peace Bridge will glow purple to shine a light on World Polio Day and Rotary's initiative to eradicate this disease.
Kearns joins in support of 23rd annual 'Coats 4 Kids' campaign
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 07:40 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns announced his office and all auto bureau locations will again have collection barrels on hand to accept donations for Colvin Cleaner's 23rd annual "Coats 4 Kids" campaign.
Lois Gibbs returns to Niagara County for event focused on creating safer environment
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara County Democratic Committee announced Lois Gibbs will return home to join a local discussion on environmental issues facing society today and her experiences during Love Canal. This event will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. Doors open at 9 a.m. for a meet-and-greet. A short press conference will take place at 9:30 a.m., and discussion to follow at 10 a.m.
Catholic Health participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 07:00 am
As part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Catholic Health is hosting drive-up drop-off sites in Erie and Niagara counties to help get unused and unwanted medications out of people's homes. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Gas prices drop (but not in Buffalo) despite hurricane, pipeline rupture
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 12:10 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.89, down 2 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.47. The New York state average is $3 - down a penny from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.67.
Niagara's Choice FCU celebrates 70th anniversary of International Credit Union Day
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 07:00 am
On Thursday, Oct. 18, Niagara's Choice, along with more than 56,000 credit unions around the world, will celebrate International Credit Union Day, and the philosophy and achievements of the credit union movement. Niagara's Choice will celebrate by welcoming new and existing members with refreshments at all six branch locations.
'Peanuts' gang comes to UB this holiday season
Tue, Oct 9th 2018 11:00 am
Just in time for the holiday season, The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo welcomes "A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage" at 6 p.m. Nov. 21.
Flax at 'Family Night'
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 11:35 am
Ever wondered how flax turns into linen? Jean Neff will answer all questions at the History Center's "Family Night." The program runs from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Fall foliage & Halloween steamtrain rides in Hamburg
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 11:30 am
During the month of October, the Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway will offer a series of fall foliage and Halloween-themed train excursions behind a vintage 1920s-era steam locomotive. Trains are scheduled to operate out of the Village of Hamburg's historic Erie Railroad Depot (4 Scott St.) on Oct. 13-14, 27-28.
Memorial Medical Center schedules flu shot clinic
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct a flu shot clinic for adults 18 and older from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. The clinic will be held on the first floor of the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St. Both quadrivalent and high dose influenza vaccines will be available along with two types of pneumonia vaccine.
New Era Field earns SAFETY Act designation from DHS
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 10:35 am
Pegula Sports & Entertainment announced New Era Field has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with SAFETY Act designation in recognition of the Buffalo Bills' security practices.
Aquarium of Niagara to host Octopus Day
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:30 pm
Monday, Oct. 8, is World Octopus Day, and the Aquarium of Niagara is ready to celebrate! Join in for live enrichment sessions with giant Pacific octopus Babs.
'See It Through Buffalo' to premiere Friday at Buffalo International Film Festival
Mon, Oct 1st 2018 12:15 pm
"See It Through Buffalo," the documentary short that has played to hundreds of thousands of visitors in Venice, Italy, since May, will premiere in Western New York this week as part of the Buffalo International Film Festival.
Dashkoff to speak on cardiac health at Elderwood at Grand Island
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 03:25 pm
Neil Dashkoff, M.D., medical director of the Niagara County cardiac catheterization laboratory at The Heart Center of Niagara, will give a free presentation on cardiac health, Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Elderwood at Grand Island, 2850 Grand Island Blvd. His talk, titled "Prevention, Symptoms and Treatment of a Heart Attack," will begin at 2 p.m.
UB, HWI and partners awarded $22.5 million to capture biology at atomic level using X-ray lasers
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:45 pm
A research consortium led by the University at Buffalo has been awarded $22.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue its groundbreaking work developing advanced imaging techniques for critical biological processes that are difficult, if not impossible, to see with conventional methods.
Suneel's Light Foundation's 'A Night to Shine' to help discover a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 07:00 am
Suneel's Light Foundation has announced the "A Night to Shine" charity event, the foundation's annual fundraiser, will take place from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Hotel @ The Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo.
Meet 'Sutherland' at History Center
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:15 pm
Former Lockportian Megan Cassidy-Hall will discuss her new novel, "Sutherland," at the Niagara History Center (215 Niagara St., Lockport), at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
Autumn Fest ahead in Sanborn
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 07:00 am
On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, the Sanborn Business Association will present Autumn Fest in Sanborn at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum grounds, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Buffalo Bills to host Unyts blood drive at New Era Field Oct. 2
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:40 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Unyts have teamed up to host a One Buffalo community blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 2, inside the Dunn Tire Club at New Era Field. The event will give presenting donors an opportunity to spend part of their Tuesday in the stadium in the Dunn Tire Club. All donors will receive a pair of One Buffalo socks, and have a chance to meet Bills and Sabres alumni.
Lori Caso, Brook D'Angelo to co-host NACC fashion event
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 01:15 pm
Step right up! On Saturday, Oct. 13, the second annual "Art of Fashion" design competition and runway show returns to the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center with high fashion creations by 30 local designers. This circus-inspired fundraiser, hosted by local fashion icons Lori Caso and Brook D'Angelo, will have guests on the edge of their seats.
Niagara Falls welcome plaza project update: Additional slag discovered, contained onsite while cleanup advances
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 12:50 pm
During the continued construction of the Niagara Falls State Park Prospect Point welcome plaza project, contractors for the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation discovered a limited area of additional slag to be cleaned up on park property. State Parks said the materials have already been contained and pose no threat to public health and safety, as they are in the same fenced-off project area, inaccessible to the public, as last month's discovery.
Central Terminal Oktoberfest set for Sept. 29
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 09:15 am
The annual Buffalo Central Terminal Oktoberfest will be held from 3-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the historic landmark.
United Way launches disaster relief fund
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 12:45 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara is now receiving donations year-round for its disaster relief fund. This is a way you can donate money to major disasters happening locally, nationally or worldwide.
Results of Outer Harbor public input survey now available
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:30 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) has released the results of its Outer Harbor "Capital Planning Phase" public survey. The qualitative survey, which was conducted both online and in-person, was part of the agency's first community meeting to seek public input for three projects focusing on access and the activation of over 150 acres of Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Summit on Aging and Independence on Sept. 18
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
The Western New York Independent Living Family of Agencies, with support from a number of community agencies, is holding its fourth biannual Summit on Aging and Independence, with expert speakers conducting workshops in 16 different areas. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.
Niagara Falls Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner at The Como
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 10:45 am
The Niagara Falls City School District Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at The Como, 2220 Pine Ave. The cost is $30 per person and $12 for each child age 12 and younger. There will be a cash bar. Reservations can be made by calling the district athletic office at 716-286-0794.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2018-19 giveaways, promotional schedule
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team's giveaway items and promotional schedule for the 2018-19 season. This year, the team will host 12 giveaway nights, 24 promotional nights and three theme nights.
Reclaim Niagara holding third rally
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:35 pm
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, Reclaim Niagara, a group of citizens "dedicated to exposing the injustices faced by Niagara Falls due to the exploitation of resources by public authorities and state entities," according to the movement's website, will host their third rally of the summer.
Niagara History Center: Learn about role WNY women played in WWI
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 03:30 pm
Susan Eck will present on Western New York women during World War I at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. Eck's narration about a tour of the 1901 Pan-American Exposition was a hit when she spoke at the History Center in 2016.
Niagara Falls: 'Color Your City' Run on Sept. 14
Mon, Sep 3rd 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department (NFCD) and Niagara Falls City School District are hosting the second annual "Color Your City" 5K Run in Hyde Park on Friday, Sept. 14. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcomed to this family-friendly event, which is sponsored by the New York State Health Foundation.
Dale Association honors
Tue, Aug 28th 2018 03:05 pm
The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, will host its annual meeting and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Nov. 15. The agency will offer "A State of The Dale Association," and present awards to individuals or groups who have been instrumental in the agency's success. The public is invited to attend. RSVP by calling 716-433-1886.
Budweiser Clydesdales returning to Lewiston
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will return to Lewiston on Sunday, Sept. 9. The horses will appear at DiMino Tops at 1 p.m. and receive a special tour of the village. (File photos)
Breast Cancer Network announces new program for metastatic patients
Fri, Aug 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY (BCN) has developed a new program to benefit women living with metastatic breast cancer.
Erie County DA's office statement on efforts to investigate sexual abuse allegations
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 12:00 pm
Earlier this week, Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn said, "In light of the grand jury report released by the attorney general's office in Pennsylvania, the New York State Attorney General's Office contacted our office regarding a potential joint investigation into alleged sexual abuse by Catholic priests in New York state, specifically within the Diocese of Buffalo. The Erie County District Attorney's Office is in consultation with the attorney general's office to explore the logistics of a potential partnership."
Museum of disABILITY History announces upcoming programs
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:25 pm
As part of its "Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series," the Museum of disABILITY History will host a free presentation, "A Conversation about Epilepsy," from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 3826 Main St., Buffalo. Renay Moran, M.E.d, an information services coordinator at Epilepsy Association of Western New York, will lead the conversation.
Buffalo Zoo: Elephants relocating to Audubon Zoo
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:15 pm
Because the current and future welfare of the animals is the Buffalo Zoo's top priority, institution officials said Tuesday, the Buffalo Zoo announced its two Asian elephants (Jothi, age 36, and Surapa, age 35) will move to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. The relocation is slated to take place later this fall.
2018 Niagara County Peach Festival Parade units needed
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 11:00 am
Jerald I. Wolfgang, chairman of the annual Niagara County Peach Festival Parade, announced the Lewiston Kiwanis Club is seeking units for this year's march. The parade will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on Center Street in Lewiston. The route will start at the Red Brick Municipal Building on North Fourth Street, cross over to Center Street, and continue to Academy Park.
A week of fitness & family fun in Niagara Falls
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 05:05 pm
A full week of "Summer In Your City" events are on tap for this week. Join Niagara Falls Community Development and the Niagara Falls City School District in city parks for one, or all, of the events below. Each is free and brought to patrons without the use of local taxpayer dollars.
Niagara County Police Academy accepting applications for fall 2018
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 05:05 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy is accepting applications for its next class of sworn recruits and pre-employment students. The next part-time academy starts Sept. 4.
 

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