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Lower Niagara Community Survivors group helping 'Rockout Cancer' volunteer
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Though Casey LaFlair is from Pittsburgh and has no family ties to this area, she volunteered at the first "Rockout Cancer" event in 2018. LaFlair worked alongside the Lower Niagara Community Survivors group in raising funds for others - for people she didn't know and had never met, who were battling the disease and in need of assistance.
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul highlights Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:10 pm
Last week, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul marked the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Frank Todaro's Collision Masters partners with Geico, PUNT Foundation to give car to deserving family
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 03:40 pm
Frank Todaro and his company, Collision Masters, partnered with Geico and the P.U.N.T. Foundation on Tuesday to gift a car to a deserving family in need. Beth Bova and her daughter, Zoe, were in need of a car to drive to and from doctors' appointments at Roswell Park, as Zoe battles pediatric cancer.
Ortt honors Ovarian Cancer Project
Thu, Sep 26th 2019 05:20 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Thursday recognized the Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project "for its outstanding efforts in raising awareness of the danger that ovarian cancer presents the women of New York."
Girls in Sports Day: Girl power on display at NU
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:30 pm
Last Saturday, 68 girls between the ages of 9-12 from 13 schools across Western New York, together with more than 100 women athletes, tried their hand at a variety of sports during Western New York Girls in Sports Day, hosted by Niagara University.
VFW's 'Circle of Honor' arrives in Lewiston
Wed, Sep 18th 2019 01:35 pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487's "Circle of Honor" started to be assembled on Wednesday morning. Patrol cars from the Lewiston Police Department and Niagara County Sheriff's Office escorted stone pillars down Center Street and into Academy Park. Project manager Rocco DelGrosso and his team then began to install the monument pieces.
Niagara County pizzerias called to enter 2nd annual 'Festival of Slice'
Tue, Sep 17th 2019 03:50 pm
Calling all Niagara County pizzerias: Registration is now open for the second annual Festival of Slice pizza celebration, taking place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. It is taking place as part of the city's third annual Jingle Falls USA festivities, a collaborative holiday celebration in downtown Niagara Falls.
Memorial announces 2020 Premier co-chairs
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 03:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named co-chairs for the 2020 Premier, the medical center's annual black tie gala: Rajinder Bajwa, M.D., F.I.D.S.A., Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D., Marnie LaVigne, Ph.D., and Robert Fohl.
Big changes & more fun ahead at Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 07:00 am
Excitement has been building for those looking forward to the 19th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games, held this year on Sept. 14-15. For the first time, it will be held at the Niagara County Fairgrounds, which is a major change for the popular local event.
LCA Marble Orchard Ghost Walks: Creepy. Crawly. Can't miss.
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts once again presents its Marble Orchard Ghost Walks this fall.
Steinjan family exceeds goal, donate $33,000 to Memorial's Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Thu, Aug 22nd 2019 05:30 pm
The family of the late Robert O. Steinjan Sr. recently presented a check for $7,750 to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in support of the medical center's cardiac and stroke care unit. The gift represents proceeds from the fourth annual Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show, held this summer at Hoover's Dairy Store in Sanborn.
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.
 

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