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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.
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.
 

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