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Niagara University students, alumni presenting 'CAPbaret' in memory of Nick Albano
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:25 pm
Those at Niagara University who knew Nicholas Albano would tell you that he wasn't merely a fan of superheroes - he was a superhero. His powers: love, compassion and kindness.
Kenan Center to host 5th annual 'Mom's Night Out' vendor fair
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 04:55 pm
The Kenan Center in Lockport will host "Mom's Night Out Vendor Fair" from 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 4, in the Kenan Center House and Taylor Theater. All proceeds benefit the Kenan Center Montessori Preschool. Admission is free for the event.
'Cross Border Blues' provides binational boost
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Participating organizations of "Cross Border Blues" recently came together in a collaborative effort at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines to cross-promote events on both sides of the border. They are using the blues to build bridges across cultures, generations and geographies.
M&T Bank, Buffalo Bills Foundation join forces to host local veterans on visit to DC memorials
Sat, Apr 14th 2018 10:50 am
Fifty World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans are traveling from Buffalo to Washington, D.C., as part of a joint effort of M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills Foundation to host a special Buffalo/Niagara Honor Flight.
At UB, new medical simulation center gives students, physicians fresh perspectives on human body
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 05:45 pm
The study of the human body is undergoing a major change at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
2018 Niagara Cup to honor Dr. John A.R. Marino
Thu, Apr 5th 2018 05:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor the late Dr. John A.R. Marino at this year's Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament.
National Comedy Center announces grand opening
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 12:45 pm
The National Comedy Center, the first nonprofit cultural institution and national-scale visitor experience dedicated to the art of comedy, announces its opening: Aug. 1-5, coinciding with the organization's annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown. The new, 37,000-square-foot, $50 million facility tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present, with more than 50 immersive, interactive exhibits.
New York state budget passes
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the highlights of the fiscal year 2019 budget.
Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence receives 5-star government rating
Thu, Mar 29th 2018 10:40 am
For the second time, Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, part of Ascension, has been recognized as one of the top care facilities in the state of New York after receiving its five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Buffalo Zoo announces launch of reptile house renovation
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 09:55 am
The Buffalo Zoo, joined by New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, announced the beginning of construction on the Donna M. Fernandes Amphibian and Reptile Center. The $3.7 million project, which started in 2015, is now ready to break ground. The attraction is officially closed until construction is complete.
Water level: Lake Ontario drops, but uncertainty continues
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 06:55 am
As spring begins to emerge, those with an interest in the area's waterways - be they lake or riverfront property owners, boaters, sportsmen or recreational users - are once again paying attention to those water levels.
Niagara University renames, repurposes residence hall to enhance student learning
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 04:20 pm
One of the Tudor-style residences at Niagara University has been named to honor a longtime partner and supporter of the institution.
Buffalo will host Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge during summer 2018 voyage
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:30 pm
The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and Canalside announced the 2018 GlassBarge tour will visit Buffalo, docking at Canalside on Aug. 3-5. As the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal bicentennial, GlassBarge will offer free public glassmaking demonstrations at each scheduled stop during its four-month tour.
Niagara County animal distemper warning: Pet vaccination recommended
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:30 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office and Town of Lewiston Police Department are recommending the community to be on high alert after identifying multiple cases of distemper in raccoons in Niagara County.
Northwest Bank grant to NFMMC will support community health efforts
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 02:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Vice President Judi Nolan Powell, second from left, accepted a $2,000 check from Northwest Bank Vice President and Office Manager Kim Wisor, left, Senior Vice President Lena Prohaska and New York Region Vice President for Commercial Lending Jason Krempa.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
A report by WalletHub finds the Buffalo-Niagara area ranks No. 4 among the best U.S. cities when it comes to celebrating Irish-American heritage for 2018. In its rating, WalletHub examined "17 key metrics, ranging from Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick's Day to weather forecasts."
Erie County: DA Flynn, Crime Stoppers Buffalo & partners announce initiative to fight opioid epidemic
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn and Crime Stoppers Buffalo Chairman Kevin Hoffman on Monday announced rewards up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and/or indictment of opiate dealers.
Hospice Gran Fondo pre-ride spin at ChrisFit raises $500
Wed, Feb 28th 2018 05:20 pm
It was a great work out for a great cause. Spinning instructor Stefany Critelli held a three-hour spin class at ChrisFit in Lewiston on Feb. 24. Riders paid $10 for each hour they participated. Many rode for the entire three hours and gave extra donations, as well. The event, which raised $500, was a pre-ride to support the Hospice Gran Fondo bicycle ride that raises money for Niagara Hospice.
Community leaders attend NCCC breakfast
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 12:40 pm
More than 60 community representatives from business, education, religious, nonprofit and legislative leaders attended a breakfast at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute to hear presentations on Niagara County Community College and its plans for the future.
Summer of '69, LEC donate to Lew-Port students
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center was the site, Saturday night, for a fundraiser to benefit the Lewiston-Porter High School Summer of '69 Music Scholarship. The event featured a performance by the Summer of '69 All-Star Band with special routines by Lewiston-Porter High School students.
2018 Premier supports NFMMC intensive care unit
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 04:15 pm
Premier 2018 co-chairs Dr. Gerald Gorman and Murray Hewitt, left, present a check for $263,000 to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Intensive Care Clinical Coordinator Janice Paternostro, R.N., and Stroke Care Clinical Coordinator Alicia Scott, DNP, NP-C, right.
'NF Rocks USA': Niagara Falls to celebrate launch of website to showcase local music scene
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 06:10 pm
With a live music scene as legendary as the roar of Niagara Falls itself, the City of Niagara Falls has announced the creation of a new website, set to launch Wednesday, Feb. 21, designed to promote live music performances throughout the city.
Chamber Awards Gala 2018: Canterbury Place is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Canterbury Place as the 2018 Lewiston Business of the Year. The Lewiston Advisory Committee, comprised of Lewiston businesses and organizations, assists the chamber in selecting a business honoree, voted upon from member nominations.
'Restore the Gorge' effort starts in Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced work will begin for on-the-ground ecological restoration work to "Restore the Gorge" in Niagara Falls.
Caitlin Fager joins Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly has announced a new addition to her staff. Caitlin Fager started on Monday as the event and membership manager. She replaces Christina Crane, who took another position in late 2017.
Lewiston-Porter: Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty lends voice to 'One District, One Book'
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 09:10 am
A group of about 80 Lewiston-Porter elementary students received a special surprise Tuesday morning when reigning Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty visited to read the second chapter of "The Mouse and the Motorcycle."
'What Must Be Done': Niagara University announces strategic plan details
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 05:10 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the Catholic and Vincentian university, presented details of "What Must Be Done" during a community meeting held Thursday afternoon.
Hospice volunteers gear up for spring bouquet sale
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2018 spring bouquet sale. The event will run from March 5-11 with pre-sale bouquets ordered throughout the month of February.
Lew-Port Class of 1958 recognized
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1958 has distinguished itself among alumni in myriad ways. As individuals, they are a uniquely accomplished, both personally and professionally. As a class, dedication and generosity is unparalleled.
Lewiston-NOTL Rotary Club welcomes special guests
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:25 am
On Jan. 10, the Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club was entranced by two tales of achievement. First, Juanita Finn, winner of one of the Rotary scholarships, told members about her journey from an orphanage in Columbia to an adolescence in Lewiston and on to becoming a biology major at John Carroll University.
2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities is underway; goal is again set at $11 million
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 04:45 pm
The 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Buffalo is underway. The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, was joined by Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials and volunteer leaders Wednesday at the organization's new Women, Infants and Children (WIC) site on Harlem Road to launch the 94th annual campaign.
Fort Niagara celebrates past, raises funds for future, at '12th Night Ball'
Mon, Jan 8th 2018 01:50 pm
It was another full house in Youngstown over the weekend at the "12th Night Ball" fundraiser at Old Fort Niagara.
Memorial team brings a brighter Christmas to area families in need
Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 07:30 pm
Employees at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center made Christmas a lot merrier for 43 area families who were "adopted" by the medical center's P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids.
Local legislators receive NY Farm Bureau Circle of Friends Award
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
At the recent Niagara County Farm Bureau luncheon, President Jim Bittner presented New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, Assemblyman Mike Norris and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello with the Circle of Friends Award. This honor is given to legislators whose votes reflect New York Farm Bureau's priorities.
Mount St. Mary's earns A-rating from March of Dimes
Wed, Dec 20th 2017 12:40 pm
According to data released by the March of Dimes, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has earned a grade of "A" in its work to prevent premature births.
USS Little Rock: US Navy commissions fifth freedom-variant littoral combat ship
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 09:45 am
The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Little Rock (LCS 9) - the nation's fifth freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) - on the Buffalo River on Saturday. This milestone officially places the ship, which was designed and built by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine, into active service.
Harmonia Chamber Singers to perform in Lewiston, Buffalo
Mon, Dec 11th 2017 03:50 pm
The Harmonia Chamber Singers, under the guidance of Artistic Director Robert Pacillo, presents "Christmas by Candlelight." The group continues its tradition of a-cappella Advent and Christmas music, performed in the beauty of candlelight.
Aquarium of Niagara's gray seal, Medusa, has cataract removal surgery
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 09:40 am
Medusa, the Aquarium of Niagara's 2-year-old gray seal, has received successful cataract removal surgery.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Jingle Falls underway in downtown Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 4th 2017 02:55 pm
The City of Niagara Falls, Old Falls Street, The Conference & Event Center, Destination Niagara Falls USA and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosted a grand tree-lighting ceremony Saturday to celebrate the season and kickoff the new Jingle Falls promotion. The event took place at Seneca Square (in front of Seneca Niagara), and featured a performance by Michael Cavanaugh of Broadway's "Movin' Out" before the light switch was turned on illuminating a 35-foot Blue Spruce.
Old Fort Niagara's 'Castle by Candlelight' tours offer 18th century merriment
Mon, Nov 27th 2017 01:05 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to experience the holiday spirit in the company of 18th century-style merrymakers at this season's "Castle by Candlelight" tours on Dec. 9 and 16. Music, crafts, demonstrations and more will make the French Castle, decorated by the Youngstown Garden Club, brim with festivities. The event will also include the feu de joie celebratory cannon and musket firings.
 

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