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Unyts is now ConnectLife
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 12:15 pm
Unyts, the only local organ, eye, tissue and blood donor services network, announced Thursday it rebranded to ConnectLife and moved its headquarters to Williamsville.
Churches partner to help orphans
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
Members of the St. Paul's Lutheran Haiti mission team were presented with a check that is part of the memorial fund for Becky Leder from Faith Lutheran in Newfane. The check was presented during church services held on Clark Island in Wilson last Sunday.
Explore & More invites grown-ups to come play
Mon, Aug 5th 2019 03:00 pm
The adults take over the museum as Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum holds its first "Grown Up Night of Play" at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 16. Guests ages 21 and over are invited to enjoy food, drinks, music and play across four floors of fun at Canalside.
Cuomo: $1.1 billion, 15-year project to extend operating life of Niagara Power Project
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 11:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the New York Power Authority is launching a 15-year modernization and digitization program to significantly extend the operating life of the Niagara Power Project, the largest source of clean electricity in New York and one of the country's largest hydroelectric projects.
Dozens of projects for nonprofits completed in 12th annual CreateAthon
Tue, Jul 30th 2019 01:40 pm
Earlier this month, the team at J. Fitzgerald Group in Lockport gave up a night's sleep to give so much more back to five deserving nonprofit organizations during the 12th annual CreateAthon event.
20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake overcomes late changes
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
The 20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, a popular fundraising event held for Niagara Hospice, was held Friday, July 12, at the Porter on the Lake. The high water levels of Lake Ontario required many last-minute changes to be made, but organizers said the event was still an exceptional celebration.
Tonawanda-built next-gen 6.2L small block V-8 to power all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 04:30 pm
General Motors Co. on Tuesday confirmed its Tonawanda engine plant will build the company's next-generation 6.2L small-block V-8 engine that will power the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Production of the Corvette Stingray begins at GM's Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant in late 2019.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:05 pm
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has awarded scholarships to four local high school students, and one hospital associate, to advance their education.
2019 KanJam World Championship tournament coming to NT
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 07:00 am
On Saturday, Aug. 10, discs will be flying when KanJam hosts the annual World Championship tournament. The event is open to anyone that wishes to participate.
The Chapel purchasing Niagara Catholic HS facility
Thu, Jul 11th 2019 04:00 pm
When Niagara Catholic High School closed for good in June 2018, many local residents wondered how long the structure would stay closed, and what might eventually become of it. That was until this week, when it was announced the property had been purchased by The Chapel, an Amherst-based megachurch.
North Tonawanda: Ribbon-cutting held for 600 River Road Apartments
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:05 pm
Those who have driven down River Road of late may have seen a massive complex being constructed across from Recreational Warehouse. That massive complex - 600 River Road Apartments - was welcomed to the North Tonawanda community Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting held at the facility.
Summer savings on advance gate admission & one-price ride days for 180th Erie County Fair
Mon, Jul 1st 2019 01:55 pm
Starting today, fairgoers will be able to save money preparing for "The Best 12 Days of Summer."
USAN board grants $1M for Wyndham Garden Inn in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 09:15 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors (USAN) met Wednesday and voted to provide NFNY Hotel Management LLC with a $1 million grant for upgrades it made to transform the former Days Inn hotel on Main Street in Niagara Falls into a Wyndham Garden Inn hotel, adding new rooms, remodeling existing rooms and upgrading hotel amenities.
Northpointe Council announces Trott Access Center expansion
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:30 am
Niagara County officials joined elected leaders Friday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially announce Northpointe Council's relocation and expansion in the Trott Access Center in Niagara Falls.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awards more than $47,000 for local ballet & opera organizations
Tue, Jun 18th 2019 11:40 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, on behalf of the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts, announced awards totaling more than $47,000 to six Western New York nonprofit organizations for the 2019 granting cycle.
Artpark: Sammy Hagar presents donation to local food programs
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 08:45 am
Before his concert at Artpark on Tuesday, June 4, musician Sammy Hagar presented a check of $2,500 to Heart, Love & Soul and Community Missions Inc. in support of their food services for the less-fortunate. The donation was made by the Hagar Family Foundation, as it is done at every stop Hagar makes on his current Sammy Hagar and The Circle Tour.
Land bank restores North Tonawanda home
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 03:05 pm
The Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) unveiled a newly restored home on Friday in North Tonawanda. The property was completed in a community revitalization effort.
Locals looking to lead Niagara Power in '19
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 01:50 pm
Summer is here, and that means the return of Niagara Power baseball.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market readies for year 2
Sat, May 25th 2019 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds and Willow Consulting will return to Academy Park this summer for a second season of the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market.
Jacobs convenes 'Great Lakes Roundtable'
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
Twenty-five public and private leaders from 16 municipal and environmental organizations convened at Woodlawn Beach State Park on Thursday to share ideas and discuss strategies on how to improve water safety and quality in communities across Western New York.
Buffalo City Mission's 'Mission: Possible Food Drive Challenge' raises 33,000 canned goods for region's poor and homeless
Fri, May 10th 2019 07:30 pm
On Friday, the Buffalo City Mission culminated a two-day, four-stop rally to celebrate the end of a successful third year of its "Mission: Possible Food Drive Challenge."
Maid of the Mist leads way with first all-electric vessels built in US
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the Maid of the Mist, which has been navigating the waters of the Lower Niagara River since 1846, is preparing to launch the first two, new, all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels constructed in the U.S.
'California country' comes to Buffalo with Alice Wallace tour
Wed, May 1st 2019 02:40 pm
"California country" artist Alice Wallace is poised to become a sustainable star, because she is not an overnight success. Far from it. Truth be told, she had to move back in with her family and give up a steady job in order to get on the road, travel (a lot), and hone her musical skills.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' crowns first champion, raises money for HAL
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 05:20 pm
As the nation continues to be captivated by James Holzhauer - the million-dollar man on "Jeopardy!" - it was Sandy Blackwell Yates who put on a show Saturday night at the Brickyard Brewing Company. She captained her team to a resounding victory in "Lewiston Jeopardy," earning a large trophy and the applause of an impressed audience.
DeVeaux Woods State Park kicks off new projects
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:50 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with the City of Niagara Falls, broke ground Wednesday on a comfort station that will service parkgoers at DeVeaux Woods State Park.
Niagara Falls City School District students, teachers give to Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 12:50 pm
Niagara Falls City Schools have collected and donated much-needed supplies to Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity.
Deposits 4 Food donates to local food pantries
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 05:10 pm
Deposits for Food presented donations to two Niagara Falls food pantries last week: Community Missions, and Heart, Love & Soul.
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.
 

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