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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.
'There is help, there is hope': In wake of high-profile suicides, mental health officials offer depression & addiction resources, crisis phone line
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:40 pm
Following the news Friday morning of a second celebrity suicide this week, mental health officials urged members of the public battling depression, addiction and suicidal thoughts that Niagara County offers resources including a crisis telephone line.
18th annual Niagara County Senior Walk in the Park is Thursday
Mon, Jun 4th 2018 11:10 am
Volunteers from various agencies in service to the older adult population from across Niagara County have once again spent the year organizing, soliciting donations and planning a fun-filled, free day for Niagara County residents 55 and up.
ESD, Martin House announce groundbreaking for historic landscape restoration at Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Martin Estate in Buffalo
Thu, May 31st 2018 11:20 am
Empire State Development and the Martin House on Wednesday announced work has begun to restore the extensive Frank Lloyd Wright-designed landscape on the grounds of the Darwin D. Martin House estate in Buffalo.
New York state agencies encourage boaters to help prevent spread of aquatic invasive species at start of boating season
Tue, May 29th 2018 03:45 pm
The New York state departments of environmental conservation, transportation and office of parks, recreation, and historic preservation recently announced boat stewards will are deployed at nearly 200 locations across the state as part of a collaborative program to prevent the introduction and spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS).
DEC reminds campers to use local firewood while enjoying outdoors
Tue, May 29th 2018 03:45 pm
With the start of camping season, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos is reminding campers the New York State firewood regulation is still in effect. Untreated firewood may contain invasive pests that kill trees. To protect New York's forests, it may not be moved more than 50 miles from its source or origin.
Lockport's Cornerstone CFCU Arena adds ice bumper cars
Tue, May 29th 2018 01:10 pm
Cornerstone CFCU Arena in Lockport is making room for an addition at the facility: ice bumper cars. A new and unique offering for all-season entertainment, the ice bumper cars allow riders to have fun on the ice - no skates required.
DEC shares tips to avoid starting wildfires
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation advised that, although the state's ban on brush burning ended May 14, several open burning regulations are still in effect across New York year-round. Residents are encouraged to use caution when burning brush and other legal materials.
Relay For Life is June 2
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
The Relay For Life of Greater Niagara will take place Saturday, June 2, at Reservoir State Park.
Memorial Day soapbox derby in Niagara Falls
Fri, May 25th 2018 03:30 pm
The Niagara Falls City School District, the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 are bringing back an old tradition with new flare. Join them for a soapbox derby at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, Pine Avenue.
DEC advises motorists to be alert for turtles crossing roadways
Tue, May 22nd 2018 10:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday reminded the public that the state's native turtles are on the move in May and June, seeking sandy areas or loose soil to lay their eggs. Drivers that see a turtle on the road should use caution - not swerve suddenly or leave their lane of travel - and take care to avoid hitting turtles while driving.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy bringing NFL-style combine to Falls
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy is coming to Niagara Falls to evaluate top youth and high school football players Memorial Day weekend. The goal is to select top regional prospects to invite to the exclusive three-day Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy in mid-July.
Study: Could wearable tech help address issues caused by overcrowding in emergency departments?
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:25 pm
It isn't surprising that when hospital emergency departments become overcrowded, care becomes more fragmented, but a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found that technologies designed to track and eventually improve staffing levels must be judiciously chosen.
USDA surveyors are placing traps in Niagara County for European cherry fruit fly
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:15 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is surveying for the European cherry fruit fly in Niagara County.
PSE, Unyts announce second One Buffalo Challenge for Life
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:05 pm
For the second consecutive year, Pegula Sports and Entertainment has proudly teamed with Unyts in calling upon the Western New York business community to take action in expanding the collection of lifesaving donations in the second annual One Buffalo Challenge for Life.
B Team Buffalo seeks volunteers to 'Send Hunger Packing' on May 23
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:05 pm
Coming off a successful "City of Light" holiday-lighting event this past December, all-volunteer organization B Team Buffalo returns to the Black Rock/Riverside neighborhood to continue its charity work. A second signature event for B Team Buffalo, "Send Hunger Packing," will provide hundreds of packages of trail mix and personal care items for Hearts for the Homeless, a local mobile soup kitchen.
DEC urges New Yorkers: If you care, leave it there
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation cautioned visitors to natural areas against interacting with newborn fawns and other young wildlife as the peak birthing season starts. Those who see a fawn or other newborn wildlife should enjoy their encounter, but keep it brief, maintain some distance, and not attempt to touch the animal.
Wild Kritters of Niagara comes to rescue
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
How often do you see or hear a common loon in Niagara County? Not often or never might be your answer.
New York State Parks: Western Regional Director Mark Thomas announces retirement
Thu, May 10th 2018 10:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday announced Mark W. Thomas will retire this month. He has served as the western district director for State Parks since 2007.
Buffalo Zoo bids farewell to two animals from M&T Bank Rainforest Falls
Wed, May 9th 2018 04:35 pm
Last week, the Buffalo Zoo said goodbye to Delilah, the 4-year-old giant anteater. This week, Nico the zoo's 1-year-old ocelot, also will depart.
Office of Mental Health recognizes Niagara County School Superintendent Mark Laurrie
Tue, May 8th 2018 05:25 pm
Mark Laurrie - the superintendent of the Niagara Falls School District - was honored at the New York State Office of Mental Health's "What's Great in our State 2018." The annual event, held Tuesday in Albany, celebrates the people and programs making a difference in the field of children's mental health.
Dale Association to host Caregivers Resource Day
Tue, May 8th 2018 07:00 am
The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, will present a Caregivers Resource Day from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Caregivers and family members are invited to attend this free event, which will feature keynote presenters Julia Szprygada, director of education and training for WNY Alzheimer's Association; and Melissa Woods, paralegal at the Center for Elder Law & Justice for Niagara and Orleans Counties. Guest speakers begin at 1 p.m.
Wilson 'Travel Dinner Rally' to showcase community at National Travel & Tourism Week
Sat, May 5th 2018 07:00 am
Village of Wilson Mayor Arthur Lawson has announced the Wilson community will be among those throughout the country celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week from May 6-12.
Memorial to expand bariatric, behavioral health, primary care and women's health programs
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:35 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the upcoming expansion of several of its clinical programs. President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo made the announcements.
Connect 4 U: 'When Community Becomes Unity' education day
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:35 am
Community-based services that benefit the public are often underutilized, because those who would most benefit don't know about them.
Spirit of the '80s returns to Academy Park
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 03:30 pm
Spirit of the '80s returns to Academy Park in Lewiston on Saturday, Aug. 4. The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1987-born concert series revisits the era when heavy metal, punk rock, hardcore and hip-hop achieved increased crossover success in the mainstream.
UB announces $650 million 'Boldly Buffalo' campaign
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 03:10 pm
The University at Buffalo on Monday launched a fundraising campaign that is the largest in university history - and the largest in the history of the State University of New York system.
Higgins attends ceremony honoring Gwen & Henry Colon
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins participated in a tribute to a married couple whose members both served in the U.S. Navy. Gwen Colon (pronounced: Cologne) was presented with military service medals she and her late-husband, Henry, earned during a combined 35 years of military service.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy kicks off 'Olmsted-ucation Week'
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system, celebrated renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted's legacy, marking 150 years since he first visited Buffalo and forever changed the landscape of the community.
Earth Day celebration at Buffalo Museum of Science includes rain barrels, student artwork
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz will join representatives from the Buffalo Museum of Science, the Buffalo Zoo, the Environmental Management Council and the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning at noon Sunday to celebrate Earth Day with the "Pollution Prevention through Art, Rain Barrel and Environmental Management Council Awards" in the museum's auditorium.
Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to Grand Island's BLC
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:30 pm
It seems to be taking forever for the area's boating season to come around this year, with early March-type winter weather now extending well into April.
Niagara Yoga Co-op class to benefit Community Missions
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
After a successful first outing raising $70 for the Community Missions, Niagara Yoga Co-op will, once again, hold a beneficial yoga class at the Reebok store in the Fashion Outlets Mall.
CASE conference: 'Bridging the Communication Gap Over the Generations'
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:55 pm
The Coalition of Agencies in Service of the Elderly (CASE) will hold its 29th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference, "Bridging the Communication Gap Over the Generations," on Wednesday, May 2.
University at Buffalo hosting annual Refugee Health Summit on April 20
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 12:30 pm
The University at Buffalo will host its fifth annual WNY Refugee Health Summit this Friday, April 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Mount St. Mary's to hold 3rd annual free vascular health screening
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 11:55 am
While stroke and vascular disease are a leading cause of death and disability in the U.S., many vascular conditions often go undetected because there are no warning signs until a serious medical complication occurs.
Erie County clerk's office partners with Unyts for blood drive
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 11:55 am
On Wednesday, April 25, the Erie County clerk's office is teaming up with Unyts to host a blood drive at the Eastern Hills Mall Auto Bureau. The blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Eastern Hills Unyts Donation Center, across the hall from the auto bureau. To schedule an appointment to donate, visit and use code 001552, or call Unyts at 716-512-7940.
Higgins announces SAFER Fire Grant application period
Thu, Apr 12th 2018 12:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the opportunity for local fire departments to apply for a federal fire grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. The SAFER initiative, administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency, is aimed at bolstering the nation's ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards.
Celebrate Earth Day at Buffalo Museum of Science
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 07:10 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and its environmental partners are inviting residents to celebrate Earth Day at the Buffalo Museum of Science on Sunday, April 22. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors will be able to participate in hands-on Earth Day activities throughout the museum, as well as view a student-inspired rain barrel display and artwork created from single-use plastic bags and developed by students from across Western New York.
Lake Ontario: 5th annual Hospice Gran Fondo gears up for May 19 ride
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 07:05 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo to benefit Niagara Hospice is back for its fifth year, bringing its "party on wheels" to Niagara County. The ride has become popular among local riders of all abilities.

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