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Celebrate season at Santa Land
Tue, Dec 4th 2018 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Commissioner of Parks, Recreation & Forestry Daniel J. Rizzo, members of the Orchard Park Recreation Department and the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, and Santa Claus at the Casino at Chestnut Ridge Park to announce the return of Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge.
Niagara University Theatre alumni & students perform at Roswell Park Cancer Institute gala
Mon, Nov 26th 2018 11:35 am
Two Niagara University Theatre alumni and 12 current students presented two numbers from the musical "Grease," as part of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's annual gala on Saturday, Nov. 10. The event was themed "Summer Nights" in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the film.
ECHDC holds open house for Outer Harbor plans
Tue, Nov 20th 2018 01:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. held its second open house for the Outer Harbor Access and Activation Project. ECHDC presented three options for First Buffalo River Marina, Wilkeson Pointe to the bell slip, and terminal B. Attendees had an opportunity to comment on the options, provide feedback, and respond to a survey. The projects, funded by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Buffalo Billion II, will enhance access and facilitate greater public use and enjoyment of Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
'Weird Al' to perform as part of 'Tuesdays in the Park' at Artpark
Mon, Nov 12th 2018 11:00 am
"Weird Al" Yankovic's "Strings Attached" tour will make an Artpark stop at 7 p.m. July 23 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" 2019 concert series. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16
Howard Hanna gives back
Thu, Nov 8th 2018 04:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston Howard Hanna Real Estate Services branch recently held a 50/50 cash contest with a goal of raising funds for the John R. Oishei Children's Hospital. The initiative netted $2,000 for the Buffalo company.
NYPA nears 3/4-mark in multiyear infrastructure upgrade at Lewiston Pump Generating Plant
Thu, Nov 1st 2018 04:30 pm
The New York Power Authority announced that it is nearing the three-quarters mark in a $460 million infrastructure improvement project at its Lewiston Pump Generating Plant. The multiyear program allows NYPA to continue to provide low-cost power and power proceeds to businesses in Western New York and statewide tied to thousands of jobs and billions in capital investments that have positively impacted the state economy. The midpoint of the upgrades was announced by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in March 2017.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Siegel family celebrate second installation at Siegel Landing with Mary Wilson
Mon, Oct 29th 2018 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, joined by the Siegel family, unveiled and presented a commemorative paver to Mary Wilson in honor of her late husband Ralph C. Wilson Jr., who would have been 100 years old this month.
Porter GOP donates to Halloween celebrations in Ransomville
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:00 am
Wednesday evening at its annual recognition event in Ransomville, the Town of Porter Republican Committee presented Courtney Zimmerman of the Ransomville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary with a $200 check. The funding will go toward this year's Halloween celebrations, set for Wednesday evening, Oct. 31.
Jacobs delivers $300,000 for Tonawanda sidewalk replacements
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 03:40 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs joined Highway Superintendent Tom Jones to announce he has secured $300,000 in state funding to support new sidewalks in various locations throughout the Town of Tonawanda. The funding will enable the town to replace approximately 31,000 square feet of damaged or dangerous sidewalk.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake proceeds provide new ambulette for Niagara Hospice
Mon, Oct 15th 2018 12:55 pm
The Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, held on July 13, continued its tradition of entertainment, food and leisurely sailing or power-boating up the Niagara River, all to benefit Niagara Hospice. The event, celebrating its 19th year, raised $34,823.
Artpark & Company annual meeting recaps season; 2 new directors elected
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 09:35 pm
The Artpark & Company board of directors held its annual meeting on Tuesday to review the summer destination's diverse season of music, visual arts, theater, public art and education.
NCLCA conference attracts national audience to NCCC
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 09:45 am
Niagara County Community College hosted participants from all over the country as part of the 33rd annual National College Learning Center Association Annual (NCLCA) Conference, titled, "Unleashing the Power of Your Learning Center." The conference provided higher education learning center professionals with the opportunity to discover best practices for tutoring services, data collection and supplemental instruction, while gaining mentorship from others in the field.
Community Missions receives donation from Coldwell Banker Integrity Real Estate
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 12:40 pm
Coldwell Banker Integrity Real Estate of Lewiston presented a donation of $875 to Community Missions through its Coldwell Banker Integrity Cares program. Don Luce, director of public relations and development at Community Missions (center), received the check from (left to right) Nina Nanula, Rachel Woock, Alisa Talarico and Sam Talarico.
SPCA of Niagara receives a treat from Niagara's Choice Credit Union
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 05:30 pm
SPCA representatives, Estelle and Animal Cruelty Investigator Ryan Scott accepted a $2,500 donation from Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union. The donation was from the proceeds of the Credit Union's annual golf tournament held this past August at the Frontier Golf Club.
Memorial announces 2019 Premier co-chairs
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 05:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Dr. Sunita Chadha, Sanjay Chadha, Dr. Deepa Sharma and Dr. Sachin Wadhawan co-chairs for the 2019 Premier, the medical center's annual black tie gala.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon & Hospice Dash 5K celebrate milestone
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 01:00 pm
It was a special year for The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Hospice Dash 5K. The milestone was acknowledged by custom gold medals awarded to every finisher of the 5K.
Rumsey Shelter House restoration kicks off
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:30 pm
Officials from the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, joined by Bank of America, The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund and several dignitaries, kicked off restoration of the historic Rumsey Shelter House on Thursday.
Ortt joins local law enforcement for funding ceremony
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 02:40 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt joined five local police departments to present more than $60,000 in public protection funding.
BPO: Crescendo Campaign Completion announced at opening night
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 09:30 am
At the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's opening night gala concert, board of trustees Chairman Stephen T. Swift and Vice Chairman Angelo Fatta announced the completion of the Crescendo Campaign, an endowment fundraising initiative that will provide stability for the orchestra for years to come.
Ortt joins Niagara County community organizations for awards ceremony
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 03:00 pm
Last week, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt presented $45,000 in education funds and public protection monies to four Niagara County community organizations. Joining Ortt for the event was Isaiah 61, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, the Mental Health Association of Niagara County and the Family and Children's Services of Niagara Falls (Passages).
GNBC to hold 'Nutcracker' auditions
Wed, Sep 5th 2018 12:45 pm
The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers. It will be staged Dec. 7-8 at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. Those looking to participate can audition Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Feder School of Classical Ballet, located within the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. Enter through the purple door on the Portage Road side.
Steinjan family reaches goal, donating $25,000 to Memorial cardiac/stroke care unit
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 12:55 pm
The family of the late Robert O. Steinjan Sr. recently presented a check for $9,850 to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in support of the hospital's new inpatient cardiac and stroke care unit. The gift represents proceeds from the third annual Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show, held this summer at Hoover's Dairy Store in Sanborn.
Company family picnic raises $4,500 for WNY Heroes
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 01:50 pm
At 86 degrees and sunny, the weather could not have been any more perfect. While many people were enjoying the Thunder on the Niagara, there was another event happening right around the corner last weekend. With everyone dressed in red, white and blue for the patriotic theme, the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Exhibition at Castellani Art Museum to feature 'Twenty-Five Years of Ship Building by Justin Higner'
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will present an exhibition of model ships created from the imagination of artist Justin Higner, opening with a reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. "The Higner Maritime Collection: Twenty-Five Years of Ship Building by Justin Higner" will be on display through March 17, 2019.
Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge visits Buffalo's waterfront
Fri, Aug 3rd 2018 06:30 pm
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) GlassBarge tour arrived at Canalside on Friday. The 2018 GlassBarge tour will be docked at Canalside from Aug. 3-5. As the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial, GlassBarge will offer free public glassmaking demonstrations during its visit.
Destination Niagara USA: Tourism spending in Niagara County reaches $708 million
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:15 pm
Earlier this week, New York state released the tourism economics research study for 2017, which provides analyses on the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2017 reached $708,276,000, which is an increase of 8.8 percent over 2016.
Village of Lewiston: Frontier House scans to give detailed blueprint of building
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara Boundary and Mapping Services President Kenneth Lee Slaugenhoupt spent part of the past week laser-scanning the Frontier House. Working inside and outside the building, he used a FARO Laser Scanner, which, he said, is capable of collecting 488,000 measurements per minute with a tolerance of ±3mm (or 1/8 inch).
NFMMC donates intensive care beds to Stella Niagara
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 06:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently donated two intensive care hospital beds to the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity motherhouse at Stella Niagara in Lewiston. Fifty-two sisters, half of whom receive skilled nursing and assisted living care, live at Stella Niagara.
VFW: Limited-edition 'Circle of Honor' coin released
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars has released its new coin commemorating the future "Circle of Honor." It is the first "challenge" coin the local veterans organization has minted and features the "Circle of Honor" project, which is being undertaken to replace the 1955 memorial at Academy Park with a redesigned and more inclusive monument.
Niagara University earns another top-10 national ranking among 'Military Friendly Schools'
Tue, Jul 10th 2018 11:20 am
Niagara University ranks among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, according to 2018-19 rankings from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse.
United Way of Greater Niagara gives back on 'Day of Caring'
Fri, Jun 29th 2018 06:10 pm
On Tuesday, the United Way of Greater Niagara worked with 20 agencies and more than 130 volunteers from General Motors, Katz Americas, PolyOne, Hypertherm, Saint Gobain, Niagara University and the community at large to aid nonprofit organizations and those in need.
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.
Ortt announces $400K for substance use disorder treatment programs
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt joined his Senate majority colleagues for the announcement of jail-based service funding for 17 county jails throughout the state.
New bathhouse facility at Fort Niagara State Park now open
Sat, Jun 16th 2018 07:00 am
Just in time for summer, the striking new bathhouse facility at Fort Niagara State Park is now complete.
Peach Queen program seeks applicants
Wed, Jun 13th 2018 12:05 pm
Niagara County Peach Queen applications for the 2018 program are now available online at www.LewistonPeachFestival.org. The annual program for young women (ages 17-21) who reside in Niagara County will start in July. It is centered on community service.
CAM hosts professionals
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus held a professionals night reception on Thursday. The venue welcomed leading business, tourism and cultural leaders to check out the various artworks now on display.
Higgins calls on HUD to investigate BMHA, Buffalo housing
Tue, Jun 5th 2018 12:50 pm
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on the agency to investigate how "disgusting and unsafe conditions have been allowed to persist by Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority (BMHA) despite substantial investment by the federal government and by the tenants themselves."
Food Bank of WNY expanding
Thu, May 31st 2018 05:45 pm
The Food Bank of WNY announced the expansion of its direct delivery program and unveiled its new, 26-foot, refrigerated "Partners Fighting Hunger" truck in order to better serve its 34 Cattaraugus County member agencies - and distribute more food to people in need throughout the community.
5 Erie County school districts team up for parks cleaning
Tue, May 29th 2018 11:15 am
Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns, The Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo & WNY, New York State Parks and five superintendents from Erie County school districts have announced the first "HDI Parks Clean-Up Day." The collaborative effort between the five school districts is part of Kearns' "Healthy District" initiative.
 

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