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Diocese of Buffalo, Movement to Restore Trust announce reform initiatives
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 09:30 am
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and the Movement to Restore Trust (MRT), an independent organization of Catholic laity formed to lead a movement to restore trust and confidence in the church in the wake of the clergy sex abuse scandal, jointly announce their ongoing partnership through the creation of a joint implementation team (JIT).
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation proudly support, celebrate merger that will feed more in WNY
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:45 pm
In recognition of the recent merger between The Food Bank of Western New York and Meals on Wheels for Western New York, KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, is awarding a $25,000 proactive grant to applaud the nonprofit agencies for merging into a new entity called FeedMore WNY. The newly formed organization will share services and reduce expenses to increase food distribution over a larger geographical area and provide additionally enhanced programs to help even more people in the local community.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce to take over Taste of Lewiston in 2019
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The Taste of Lewiston is returning this year - but with a twist.
Monumental Women of WNY headed to Erie County
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women Karen King, county legislators and members of the Monumental Women of WNY as the committee presented an update on the progress of the Monumental Women of WNY project.
Helping Mason's Mission
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 07:00 am
The Mason's Mission Foundation recently held its first fundraiser of 2019, "Bowling For Play," at Brad Angelo Lanes In Lockport. Part of the funds raised will to go support Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Jeremy Camp's life to be subject of feature film; singer heads to WNY as part of 'HITS DEEP' Tour
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 05:55 pm
Following the success of their 2018 film, "I Can Only Imagine," the Erwin brothers are set to bring Jeremy Camp's story to the big screen next year. "I Still Believe" is set to bow March 20.
Pinnacle Community Services honors 2019 award recipients
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 01:45 pm
Pinnacle Community Services is celebrating 124 years of continuous service to the Niagara community. The agency, formerly Family & Children's Service of Niagara, presented several awards at its second annual "Side by Side, Step by Step: An Awards Gala to Celebrate Our Journey" event, which took place March 1 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Niagara Falls.
Erie County, partners join with Crime Stoppers to help stop violence
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 05:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday joined Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, Buffalo Police Deputy Commissioner Barbara Lark, Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, and Crime Stoppers Buffalo Board Chairman Warren Clark to announce a new initiative to reduce fatal and nonfatal shootings in Erie County.
Niagara University launches esports club
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 02:50 pm
Niagara University students have a new way to engage with each other while developing strategic thinking, teamwork, collaboration, and goal-setting skills: esports. The competitive form of computer gaming is fast-growing on college campuses nationwide, with more than 100 institutions currently participating.
Higgins presents 'long-overdue' medals to Korean War veteran Angelo Ciraolo of Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 27th 2019 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Korean War veteran Angelo Ciraolo, of Niagara Falls, with the medals he earned while serving in the U.S. Army 69 years ago.
Niagara Falls Memorial announces Niagara Cup co-chairs
Mon, Feb 25th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will welcome back David DeMizio, left, of ComDoc, and Michael Cardamone, D.C., of Cardamone Chiropractic, as co-chairs of the 2019 Niagara Cup Classic Golf Tournament. Now in its 28th year, the Niagara Cup will take place on Monday, June 3, at both the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course.
HVAC students get detailed look at KeyBank Center
Tue, Feb 19th 2019 03:20 pm
The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) students recently had an up-close look at the rink at KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo. Teacher Vincent Piaskowski and his junior and senior classes were the guests of head engineer Bruce Johnson.
Special Olympics New York, Golisano Foundation announce $265,000 grant to expand Unified Champion School program over next 3 years
Thu, Feb 14th 2019 04:35 pm
Special Olympics New York and the Golisano Foundation on Thursday announced a $265,000 grant to support the expansion of Unified Champion School (UCS) programming in the Western, Genesee and Central New York regions over the next three years.
HART honors caregivers: Home Assistance Referral Team celebrates decades of service
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team (HART) hosted its annual recognition luncheon honoring caregivers Thursday at Lewiston's First Presbyterian Church.
Niagara Falls: Zonta celebrates 100 years
Tue, Feb 5th 2019 12:15 pm
Zonta International was founded in Buffalo in 1919. It is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Celebrate the centennial event with the Niagara Falls Zonta Club at its "Dance the Decades Party." The event is set for 7 p.m. March 8 (International Women's Day), at the Four Points by Sheraton ballroom, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
UB Libraries builds 24-foot exhibit wall to remember history of civil rights activism on campus
Fri, Feb 1st 2019 02:25 pm
Long before the Distinguished Speaker Series, the University at Buffalo was a destination for powerful figures in the civil rights and political movements of the 1960s-70s, hosting influential guests who ranged from Malcolm X to Muhammad Ali.
Volunteers from Niagara County help launch 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 01:35 pm
About 70 parish volunteers, clergy, and Catholic Charities' Appeal leadership team and staff attended a volunteer training workshop on Saturday to help kick off the 2019 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities in Niagara County.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center announces Black History Month programs
Tue, Jan 22nd 2019 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center puts black history at the center of its programming all year round. During Black History Month, like throughout the year, staff and programs celebrate everyday heroes of the Underground Railroad and today.
Lewiston: Artpark & Company begins long-range master plan process
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:05 am
Right before Christmas, Empire State Development announced Artpark & Company was the recipient of a $100,000 award from the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council. The money will go toward the creation of a master plan - a road map outlining what Artpark could and should be now and well into the future.
Hundreds attend forum by GI Zonta on women in science
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
A large crowd, mostly young women and girls, attended a forum on women in science and mathematics presented by the Grand Island Zonta Club Wednesday evening at Grand Island High School.
Industry executives mentor NU marketing students at Private Label Manufacturing Association Trade Show
Mon, Jan 7th 2019 02:10 pm
Four students in Niagara University's food and consumer packaged goods marketing program were selected to attend the Private Label Manufacturing Association Trade Show, held Nov. 10-13, 2018, in Chicago. They were among 50 students nationwide who were chosen to attend the event, which attracted more than 1,500 exhibitors from 50 countries, representing packaged goods including cosmetics, skin care, and health and beauty brands.
Stamm-Philipps sworn into office as Wheatfield town justice
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 12:30 pm
Last Saturday, the Town of Wheatfield hosted a swearing-in ceremony for the recent town justice-elect Angela Stamm-Philipps.
Cracking down on smoking: Poloncarz signs Public Health Protection Act of 2018
Fri, Dec 28th 2018 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday at Buffalo's Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center by Erie County Legislature Chairman Peter Savage (3rd District), Legislator John Bruso (8th District), Assemblyman-elect Patrick Burke (142nd District), Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center President and CEO Dr. Candace Johnson, and Western Region Youth Advocate of the Year Zoe Kaminski, as well as personnel from the Erie County Department of Health and Roswell Park, as he signed the Public Health Protection Act of 2018.
Youngstown Community Baskets: Donations and volunteers help brighten Christmas for needy
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The 2018 version of the Youngstown Community Baskets campaign proved to be a success for many, with scores of volunteers assisting and upward of 50 needy families served in the Youngstown and Porter areas.
Mychajliw's office partners with WNY Heroes to fulfill Christmas wishes for veterans
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 03:10 pm
Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. and his staff supported WNY Heroes' Adopt-A-Hero Family program to make Christmas a little brighter for one local family of six. Meeting with WNY Heroes President/CEO Chris Kreiger, an Iraq War veteran, Mychajliw personally delivered donations and learned more about the agency's year-round efforts.
Buffalo Zoo invites community to welcome new baby ocelot
Fri, Dec 14th 2018 07:05 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the birth and public debut of a new female ocelot kitten, named Amara. Guests can see Amara on exhibit on Saturday, Dec. 15, during the Rainforest Falls Day celebration at the Buffalo Zoo.
Aquarium of Niagara now 'best of the best' with AZA accreditation
Wed, Dec 5th 2018 12:50 pm
On Wednesday, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums presented an accreditation plaque to the Aquarium of Niagara. This recognizes the aquarium's "unwavering commitment to the highest standards in animal care, education, conservation and guest experience.
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.
 

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