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Kenan Center elects new board officers, members
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:10 am
The Kenan Center has announced the appointment of officers and new members to its board of governors. Assuming new roles as board officers are Selena Truax Morello (past second vice president to president) and Chris Marra (past secretary to second vice president).
Mercy Flight Gala set for Sept. 9
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Mercy Flight will hold its Beacon of Hope Gala on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
Cardiologist joins Heart Center of Niagara medical staff
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 09:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced a key addition to its growing staff of cardiologists at The Heart Center of Niagara.
GreenFields Continuing Care Community introduces 'Reflections' program
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 08:55 am
In collaboration with the pastoral care department at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The GreenFields Continuing Care Community has introduced "Reflections," a volunteer-driven program aimed at capturing the memories and life experiences of its residents.
Jastrzemski elected head of WNY county clerks' group
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 08:20 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski has been elected chairman of the Western Region of the New York State Association of County Clerks, and is already promising to use the post to advance several hot-button state issues impacting county clerks across the state.
'A Walk to Remember' at GreenFields Continuing Care Community
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, the GreenFields Continuing Care Community will partner with the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to fight back and raise critically needed funds to further research and to provide free information and supportive services to those who need them.
2017 Niagara County Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
A cheerleading competition will be one of the highlights of the 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston.
Erie County: Household hazardous waste collection event coming Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northwest Solid Waste Management Board, has announced a household hazardous waste drop-off day will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Erie Community College North Campus in Williamsville.
City of Niagara Falls uses award money for Hyde Park fish stocking
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Mayor Paul A Dyster was joined by officials from the city's Department of Public Works on Thursday as 2,500 channel catfish were released into Hyde Park Lake. The lake, located in the second-largest municipal park in New York after New York City's Central Park, is an impoundment of Gill Creek, which is a tributary of the upper Niagara River.
Tifft Nature Preserve, Buffalo Harbor State Park host 4th annual 'Sky's the Limit' 'celebration of the sky'
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 10:00 am
Tifft Nature Preserve, in partnership with Buffalo Harbor State Park, announced the fourth annual "Sky's the Limit" will take place from 1-4 p.m. Friday, July 21. This family-friendly "celebration of the sky" will feature air, wind, and flight-themed activities.
Jacobs announces Lyme disease forum
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs will host a Lyme disease forum to raise awareness of the rise of the debilitating disease across Western New York. The forum will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, July 24, at the Erie Community College South Campus, 4041 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park.
Harbor seal pup born at Aquarium of Niagara
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:40 pm
For the first time in 30 years, a new harbor seal pup has been born at the Aquarium of Niagara.
BPO's 'Broadway Today!' on stage at Artpark
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 07:00 am
Artpark and the BPO have announced a special show, "Broadway Today!," will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21, inside the Mainstage Theater. Tickets are on sale at www.tickets.com, www.artpark.net, by phone at 1-888-223-6000, and at the Artpark box office, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Opportunities Unlimited to host concert July 19
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 03:55 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host a performance by the Carnival Kids Steel Orchestra at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, at the agency's day services building, located at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield.
Two cities compete in Metro 10 Race
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 11:20 am
The third annual Metro 10 Race will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Bullard Park in Albion.
Island Park concerts in Williamsville
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:10 pm
"Tuesday Concerts in Island Park" is a free concert series in Williamsville this summer. Island Park is located behind Amherst Town Hall at 5583 Main St., in the Village of Williamsville. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy music, rain or shine, on the following Tuesday nights this summer:
EC Social Services announces 'Fatherhood Connection' classes
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 03:45 pm
The Erie Department of Social Services recently announced the formation of "Fatherhood Connection: Men's Parenting and Personal Development Group," a 13-week series of classes with the goal of empowering men of any age, fathers and father figures to be better parents to the children in their lives.
Educators invited to learn classroom innovations at STEM/STEAM workshops
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:55 pm
Math and social justice, the physics of music, and how teaching the arts in classrooms helps students overcome trauma are just a few of the topics that will be discussed at the 2017 STEAM Conference, Aug. 7-8, co-presented by the Education Collaborative of WNY and WNY STEM, and sponsored by General Motors Tonawanda Engine and SUNY Buffalo State.
'A History of the Funnies' at Carnegie Art Center
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:55 pm
Beginning Saturday, July 22, the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will host a month-long exhibition of original cartoon and comic art: "A History of the Funnies: 1880s-2000s." Approximately 150 pieces will be on display, comprehensively chronicling over a century of comic art history as a memorial to local physician Maurie Dewey. The exhibition will run through Aug. 19.
KeyBank to sponsor 2017-2018 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Series
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 09:00 am
KeyBank, a proud, longtime supporter of the arts in Western New York, is renewing its sponsorship of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Pops Series for the 2017-18 season.
UB to celebrate summer with 'UB on the Green'
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
"UB on the Green," the University at Buffalo's free outdoor performance series, is back for an 11th season of music and activities celebrating summer in the South Campus neighborhood.
NU Theatre brings 'Flat Stanley' to life
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
From July 20-29, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences productions with "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley," presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
Mason's Mission achieves funding to start construction of special needs playground in Pendleton
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 11:50 pm
Mason's Mission, a nonprofit organization formed to assist families with special needs, announced it reached an initial goal of funding the construction of a $400,000 special needs playground at 6570 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. Work will begin in late July.
Uber launches in Buffalo & Western New York
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 05:45 pm
Members of the Western New York Delegation to the State Legislature, local elected leaders and ridesharing stakeholders gathered Thursday to celebrate the launch of ridesharing in Buffalo and across New York, ahead of July 4 weekend.
Leadership Niagara hosts 10th annual golf tournament
Thu, Jun 29th 2017 09:05 am
Leadership Niagara will host its 10th annual golf tournament, Friday, July 28, at the Oak Run Golf Club, 4185 Lake Ave., Lockport. The event is designed to fund scholarships for future members of LN's leadership and professional development programs.
New Memorial prenatal program brings expecting mothers together for sharing
Wed, Jun 28th 2017 08:20 am
Area women who are expecting a baby are discovering a new way to share their experience with one another - and their obstetrician - at the OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Falls residents to decide on use of public funds for parks improvements
Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 04:20 pm
Niagara Falls Community Development has kicked off the first participatory budgeting process in the city's history.
Narcan training seminar to be offered
Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 04:15 pm
Opiates. It's a word that means grief to many.
6 nonprofits selected to receive free CreateAthon services
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 10:05 am
J. Fitzgerald Group, a full-service integrated marketing communications company serving local, regional and international clients, has announced the selection of six regional nonprofit organizations that will receive free advertising and marketing services as part of the only CreateAthon event in Western New York.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School to honor alumni at annual awards dinner
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:40 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its annual alumni awards dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, July 14, at The Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls. The event will honor distinguished alumni and athletic hall of famers.
Protect your bike from being bagged
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 08:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and GObike Buffalo Executive Director Justin Booth are joining forces to attack one of the biggest quality-of-life crimes in the community: bike theft.
Volunteers sought for Lewiston Jazz Festival
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. board of directors is looking for volunteers to assist with the 16th annual Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, to be held Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26. Volunteers are needed for parking, information tent, 50/50 sales, VIP reception and more.
Life is a beach at Widewaters
Wed, Jun 14th 2017 04:05 pm
Lockport is now home to a beach ... on the Erie Canal. Ninety tons of sand, small palm trees, beach chairs and umbrellas make up this urban beach adjacent to the Marina at Widewaters on Market Street. An homage to the French Riviera and the "plages" in Paris, the "Rivi-Erie" is open to the public all summer long.
'Summer In Your City' event series announced
Wed, Jun 14th 2017 04:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department has announced the 2017 "Summer In Your City" events series, including neighborhood movie nights and free, guided kayak tours.
Morinello to host car seat safety check
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 03:05 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello has announced his office, in coordination with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office department of traffic safety, the Town of Niagara Police Department and the Town of Lewiston Police Department, will host car seat safety checks this June.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School announces Big Red Fest featuring Nerds Gone Wild
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host a tent party outside on the football field on Saturday, July 15. The Big Red Fest gates will open at 530 p.m. and will feature music, adult beverages, food and gaming.
WNY STEM reprises summer learning experience for The Girls Coding Project
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:55 am
By the year 2020, it's estimated that only 3 percent of the 1.4 million computer science jobs in the U.S. will be held by women. The Girls Coding Project wants to change that.
U2 confirms Buffalo-area concert date
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 10:05 am
Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullin will bring The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 to Orchard Park's New Era Field on Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Hazardous waste voucher program to replace drop-off events in City of Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 03:05 pm
City of Niagara Falls residents are invited to participate in a free voucher program offered through Niagara County to help dispose of household hazardous waste. The voucher program will replace past hazardous waste drop-off events, as the county will no longer hold drop-off days in the City of Niagara Falls.
Malala Yousafzai to lead off 31st annual Distinguished Speaker Series at UB
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:25 pm
Human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will speak at the University at Buffalo on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus as the first speaker in the 31st annual Distinguished Speakers Series.
 

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