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Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:20 pm
The Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with construction of a home in Niagara Falls. The immediate need is for anyone who is able to work on framing and siding or can be trained in these crafts.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy begins 5-year plan discussion
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 03:50 pm
Over the next two weeks, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy will be conducting the first in a series of three community meetings to discuss park improvement priorities for the Olmsted-designed parks in the City of Buffalo.
United Way of Greater Niagara hopes to raise more than $1 million in 2018 campaign
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 01:20 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara recently announced its 2018 campaign goal is $1,077,300. This year's theme is "Give Your Way with United Way," and funds will go toward supporting the agency and the programs it assists.
4th annual Buffalo Rotary Duck Derby at Canalside
Mon, Jul 30th 2018 07:00 am
Buffalo Rotary is holding the "quazyiest" race ever: its 4th annual Duck Derby on Sunday, Aug. 26, at Canalside Buffalo. Free, family-friendly feathered festivities commence at 11:30 a.m., while race time is 2 p.m.
EPA proposes cleanup of lead-contaminated residential properties at Eighteen Mile Creek
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 04:20 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to clean up lead-contaminated soil at approximately 26 residences that are impacted by the former Flintkote Plant property at the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport.
McCaffrey named CEO at Eastern Niagara Hospital; will resign as Lockport mayor next month
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
Lockport Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey has been named president CEO at Eastern Niagara Hospital.
Erie County Clerk Kearns secures funding for technology improvements
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:30 pm
On Thursday, the Erie County Legislature approved Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns' request for funding to make significant upgrades to technology at the clerk's office. The resolution passed the legislature 10-1, and approved the spending of $134,519 for technology and seating upgrades.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 2019 community arts, arts education, individual artist grants available for Erie & Niagara counties
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:15 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants in Erie and Niagara counties, with an online application process and expanded arts education eligibility to include after-school programs as long as they provide three sequential hands-on learning sessions for participants.
COA hosts free movie day at Niagara University
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:40 pm
The Council for Older Adults in Niagara County is hosting a free movie day at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to educate community members about the ins and outs of Alzheimer's disease.
Erie County Fair 5K Run is certified flattest route in Western New York
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
The annual Erie County Fair 5K Run, presented by Good Health Saunas, returns to the Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 11, with pistol start at 8:30 a.m. This USA Track & Field (USATF) 3.1-mile route has been certified as the flattest route in Western New York.
History Center's gala event & auction returns
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 11:40 am
"Treasures Under the Tent," a fundraiser for the Niagara History Center, returns Saturday, Aug. 18, with new auction items, fine food and beverages. "Treasures Under the Tent" will offer outdoor dinner with new menu choices from Shamus Restaurant, as well as an auction with new items.
Wilson Wine & Art Festival and Farmer's Market set for Aug. 4
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Janet Hoffman, president of Watch Wilson Grow, announced the annual Wilson Wine & Art Festival and Farmer's Market on Young Street will take place from noon until 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival details, schedule
Fri, Jul 20th 2018 04:10 pm
The Sanborn Area Historical Society is set to host the 14th annual Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Humor & spirituality retreat at Stella Center of Renewal
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 07:00 am
Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal is offering a unique weekend retreat. "LIKE A KID AGAIN: A Spirituality of Childhood for Adult-Sized Living" by Fr. Hugh Burns, OP, will be held Friday dinner through Sunday lunch Aug. 3-5.
Buffalo Philharmonic seeks ushers for 2018-19 season
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:10 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is seeking to expand its corps of dedicated volunteer ushers in the coming season. The BPO is looking for volunteers to scan tickets, distribute programs, assist patrons in locating their seats, and aid with customer service during the 2018-19 season.
Costa FLW series 2018 attracts avid anglers for fishing fun AT Safe Harbor Marina
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning is reminding area anglers of the upcoming 2018 Cost FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) Tournament Series, which will be held July 26-28 and will launch from the Safe Harbor Marina on the Outer Harbor. The premium bass fishing tournament has 160 boats already registered with approximately 350 participants anticipated, but it is expected roughly 200 boats will be registered by the start of the event.
Nominations for 2018 'Ultimate Fairgoer' now being accepted
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2018 "Ultimate Fairgoer."
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards totaling more than $1 million from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 10:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced Wednesday that 55 Western New York organizations will receive a total of more than $1 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.
Emergency blood shortage: Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 01:40 pm
An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types - especially type O - to give now and help save lives.
Seven Day Faith announces reunion concert at Batavia Downs
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 01:20 pm
After a 15-year hiatus, pop-rock group Seven Day Faith, featuring the original lineup of Rob Ferenc, John Rosini, Kevin Ernst and Rob Bilson, will reunite for a one-night-only concert experience on Saturday, Sept. 15. The four original members will perform such hits as "Everything" "Ready To Go" and "Forever and a Day" on stage together for the first time in more than a decade.
Collecting Legos for cancer
Sat, Jul 7th 2018 07:00 am
Emma Seaman, a 13-year-old from Youngstown, is currently collecting donations of new Lego sets for Sebastian's LEGO Club, to benefit children in the cancer unit at Oishei Children's Hospital.
Pappas announces 2018 Thunder on the Niagara event at Gratwick Park
Thu, Jul 5th 2018 04:30 pm
Mayor Arthur G. Pappas will announce the 2018 Thunder on the Niagara boat-racing event during a press conference that will take place at Gratwick Riverside Park at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 9.
DEC encourages public to help reduce bear conflicts
Tue, Jul 3rd 2018 05:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos advised the public that black bears are becoming increasingly active as the summer season ramps up. Homeowners can reduce the potential for human-bear conflicts by preventing bears from accessing food sources.
'ARP' Thomas Insana featured artist at Memorial Library
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:05 am
Thomas Insana's artwork will be on display at the Grand Island Memorial Library right before the holiday and continuing through the month of July.
2018 Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament kicks off July 7
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
On July 7 and 8, Niagara Pioneer Soccer League will host the annual R.E. Krug 2018 Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament at Fort Niagara State Park.
And on his farm he had a ... 'Click, Clack, Moo'
Thu, Jun 28th 2018 08:25 pm
From July 19-28, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences productions with "Click, Clack, Moo," presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
2018 Catholic Charities Appeal reaches $11,007,179
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 09:00 pm
Nearly six months of fundraising efforts by hundreds of volunteers throughout the Diocese of Buffalo and a late rally by the Western New York community have helped the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities surpass its $11 million goal.
Pine Avenue/Columbus Square Park concerts begin this week
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 12:40 pm
The Pine Avenue Redevelopment Project will host a series of four concerts this summer, beginning at 6 p.m. this Thursday at Columbus Square Park and Heritage Walk.
Olcott Fire Co. adds new truck to inventory with help from Ortt
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 12:40 pm
Over the weekend, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt joined the Olcott Fire Co. to reveal its brand-new, multiuse emergency response truck. Thanks to a grant obtained by Ortt, the fire company was able to purchase a new response vehicle.
New directions announces Turner as director of new clinic
Mon, Jun 25th 2018 12:35 pm
New Directions Youth and Family Services announces the hiring of Carl E. Turner Jr., LMSW, as director of the organization's new Children's Clinic of Western New York. The clinic is set to open this July in Niagara Falls.
WNY UAW veterans committee, AT&T help Cell Phones For Soldiers provide troops & veterans with free calls home
Fri, Jun 22nd 2018 08:00 pm
Local UAW members and its veterans committee teamed up with AT&T to help collect more than 350 gently used mobile devices over the past three months. These phones will be donated to Cell Phones For Soldiers. The phones were collected at AT&T stores and UAW Locals across Western New York (including Lockport, Buffalo, Tonawanda and Hamburg).
Elks donate to Empower
Thu, Jun 21st 2018 07:50 pm
From left: Elks Lodge No. 346 Exalted Leader Ken Perry presented a check for $2,000 to Empower CEO Jeff Paterson and Elks Lodge member and Empower employee Tara Stufkosky. The money will enable people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who are supported by Empower to go on five additional outings throughout the summer, including a Buffalo Bisons game, two visits to a farm, Fantasy Island and the Lockport Caves.
Researcher at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center receives American Cancer Society Award
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 11:20 am
The American Cancer Society, the largest non-government, not-for-profit funding source of cancer research in the U.S., has approved funding for two grants totaling $832,000 to researchers in upstate New York in the first of two grant cycles for 2018. The grants are among 110 national research and training grants totaling more than $47.6 million that will fund investigators at 72 institutions across the country in the latest round of funding.
Conference on racial equity and equality, CLE program held at Niagara University
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 04:55 pm
Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission establishes critical interdependencies both on and off campus, working together with faculty and students across colleges and disciplines of study to leverage change in the academy and across sectors of education, business, government and the community. As such, the center serves as a resource to the community on issues of racial equity.
Historic Palace Theatre launches 'Act II: Be Part Of Our Story' crowdfunding campaign
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 04:50 pm
Lockport's Historic Palace Theatre is embarking on a four-year capital campaign, with a variety of key projects being planned and cost estimates established.
Carnegie Art Center: 'The World Of Comic Book Art: A Visual Exploration'
Mon, Jun 18th 2018 07:00 am
The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will host a monthlong exhibition of original book art and comic memorabilia. "The World Of Comic Book Art: A Visual Exploration" exhibition is part of the collection of the late Dr. Maurie Dewey, and members of his family who share his passion for comic strips and comic books.
Free family safety fair and touch-a-truck event Saturday at Niagara Power Vista
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 10:50 am
The New York Power Authority will hold a family safety fair and touch-a-truck event on Saturday, June 16, at the Niagara Power Vista in Lewiston.
Niagara County Youth Bureau makes summer food service program available
Tue, Jun 12th 2018 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP) and announced the open program site locations. This program ensures children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation.
Marra to be honored by Empower
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:55 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will award Mike Marra the Neil and Mary Gruppo Service Award at its annual golf tournament on Monday, June 18, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road.
Local landmarks to glow purple for Alzheimer's awareness
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:50 pm
Every 66 seconds across the U.S., someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. It kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined, and cannot be prevented, slowed or cured.

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