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Conversation on 'compassionate community action' on June 27
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 02:05 pm
At 6 p.m. Thursday, June 27, the idea of "compassionate community action" will be explored at a mini-conference at St. John's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 917 Garden Ave., Niagara Falls. All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments.
Americans don't think they'll get arrested for driving high
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 02:00 pm
Nearly 70% of Americans think it's unlikely a driver will get caught by police for driving while high on marijuana, according to a new AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety survey. An alarming finding shows an estimated 14.8 million drivers report getting behind the wheel within one hour after using marijuana in the past 30 days. The impairing effects of marijuana are usually experienced within the first one to four hours after using the drug. And marijuana users who drive high are up to twice as likely to be involved in a crash.
Island of Hope: Survivor shares heartfelt message at GI Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer is something close to Lindsey Sterner's heart.
Veterans outreach to give rural vets a fighting chance
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
For veterans living in rural areas of Niagara County, accessing services can often be extremely difficult, if not impossible. While cities are generally more equipped to handle a veteran's needs, many rural vets, particularly those with disabilities, are unable to reach these areas to get the help they require.
Monument for 'The Mayor': Park named in honor of Richard Soluri; video & photos
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:10 am
Though he's been out of office for almost a decade, people still call Richard Soluri the "Mayor."
Lewiston: Artpark & Company introduces master plan team, collects public input
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:05 am
Having toured the grounds, analyzed the topography - and even watched Sammy Hagar in concert - Artpark & Company's master plan team took the next step in creating a map of the venue's future when it hosted a public listening session on Wednesday.
Lewiston celebrates 765 Fairchild Place opening
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 04:30 pm
With construction now complete on 765 Fairchild Place, and people moving into the extravagant apartment complex, there was just one box left to check-off before the project was officially finished: a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Lions donate to Lewiston's inclusive playground
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 02:30 pm
Newly elected Lions Club District Gov. Regina Cecconi is shown presenting a $2,000 check from the Brandel Murphy Foundation to Lewiston Community Lions President Sheila Zuhlke. The check, along with matched funds, will go toward the inclusive playground expected to be built this summer in the Village of Lewiston.
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.
Research is 'urgently needed' on heart muscle disease in children, according to UB chair of AHA writing group
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:30 pm
Cardiomyopathy is a heart condition involving abnormalities of the muscle fibers, which contract with each heartbeat. Nearly half of children with this type of heart disease either undergo a heart transplant or die within two years of being diagnosed.
'Nurturing in the Neighborhood' programs offered for children living in Falls' south end
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:30 pm
Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and the Niagara Falls City School District are bringing free children and parenting activities to residents of Niagara Falls' south end throughout the summer.
Niagara County to honor Purple Heart recipients
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:30 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski is launching a Purple Heart recognition initiative for county veterans who are or were recipients of the Purple Heart ― the oldest military award presented to American service members.
Cleveland Cavaliers introduce WNY's Beilein as head coach
Tue, May 21st 2019 01:20 pm
In Western New York, the last name Beilein is highly known for talented coaching. On Tuesday, a Beilein was in the national spotlight, as John Beilein was formally introduced as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach.
Island Dispatch 75th anniversary drawing winner announced
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:05 am
Congratulations Julie Martin, center, who is the winner of the Island Dispatch's 75th anniversary drawing contest.
The Giacomo celebrates its namesake's 108th birthday
Fri, May 17th 2019 08:35 pm
Downtown Niagara Falls landmark The Giacomo marked its anniversary Monday with a band, food and special giveaways.
AAA celebrates National Bike Month; provides tips for cyclists and drivers
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
Biking to work is a great way to get your daily exercise! May is National Bike Month and today is National Bike to Work Day - so there's no better time for a refresher on safety! Whether you're riding for fun, health, or to save money on gas, AAA Western and Central New York has tips for bicyclists and motorists to share the road and keep everyone safe.
Shoreline flooding: Local, federal partners meet along Lake Ontario shoreline
Fri, May 10th 2019 08:00 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District team, put "boots on the ground" Friday in the Town of Greece and the Village of Wilson, in coordination with its partners, to better understand shoreline conditions and mitigation efforts underway in response to the rising Lake Ontario water levels.
Lower Niagara River boating on hold: Lewiston Landing rehab, flooding threats disrupt summer river interests
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Thanks to higher-than-normal precipitation over the past few months in the Midwest, coupled with a melting snow pack throughout much of the Great Lakes, water levels across the system are above their long-term averages - and expected to remain that way for some time. Additionally, threats of lakeshore flooding are becoming more likely.
Downtown Buffalo: ECHDC presents preferred vision for Outer Harbor to public
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:05 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Thursday held its third and final Buffalo Outer Harbor access and activation project open house where the preferred vision for the Outer Harbor was presented to the public.
Save the date: 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale returns to River Region from June 7-9
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 01:00 pm
You're invited to attend an affordable, regionwide shopping spree the weekend of Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. Niagara Frontier Publications' annual 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale will, once again, pair unique sellers with eager buyers.
'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.
22nd annual Police Memorial Service will honor officers killed on duty
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 01:30 pm
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the 22nd annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Tour of Homes, celebrating 15 years, seeking homes & decorators
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 09:20 am
2019 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Tour of Homes. The annual event, inspired by the holiday season and historic homes, is a fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston. Each tour consists of five beautiful homes appointed in holiday décor, as well as additional historical locations of interest.
Help support Wild Kritters: Meet animals, win prizes along the way
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:05 pm
Wild Kritters of Niagara County will hold its 13th annual basket raffle fundraiser from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the 3-F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown.
Grant establishes fellowship in non-malignant blood disorders
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:40 pm
Western New York BloodCare, formerly known as the Hemophilia Center of Western New York, has awarded the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo a second grant aimed at addressing a shortage of physicians in the region who specialize in treating non-malignant blood disorders.
M&T Bank to hire more than 1,000 technology employees
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:45 pm
M&T Bank expects to hire more than 1,000 technologists in the coming years to support its rapid development and deployment of new technology.
Majority of US travelers planning summer getaway
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
According to a recent AAA Travel survey, two-thirds of leisure travelers (64 percent) plan to take vacations this summer. Many of those vacationers will head to historical European cities or soak up the sun in Orlando's theme parks and attractions, according to an analysis of AAA's travel booking data.
More than 350 attend Niagara University's annual 'Take Back the Night' event
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 350 students, faculty, staff and community members attended Niagara University's fourth annual "Take Back the Night" event on April 4 in the Gallagher Center.
NYS: Wildfire prevention reminder
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 09:00 am
High temperatures, low relative humidity, and strong winds across the southern and eastern parts of the state last week led to favorable conditions for the creation of wildfires.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue to hold annual fundraiser
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, a local rescue that has been saving the lives of unwanted, abandoned and homeless animals since 2012, will team up with a local school for its annual fundraiser.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' teams preparing (or not) for big event
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
It's shaping up to be an epic battle of wits - with the community's most knowledgeable, experienced, and competitive citizens squaring off to claim the title of "Lewiston Jeopardy" champions.
Metastatic prostate cancer may have its own biomarker, UB research finds
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 01:50 pm
Prostate cancer can grow slowly and pose little threat to patients, or it can metastasize quickly, causing severe pain and death. But as of now, it's nearly impossible to determine which type of cancer a patient has during the early stages.
PHOTOS: A 'Taste of Jazz' previews Lewiston festival, reveals headliners
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 10:20 am
Brickyard Brewing Company patrons on Sunday got a taste of summer, a taste of barbecue, and a taste of what's to come this summer in Lewiston.
PHOTOS: Lewiston's Como Deli on Center Street wildly popular in first month
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 08:25 pm
When the Antonacci and Colucci families opened the Como Deli on Center Street three weeks ago, they expected to be busy.
Pinnacle Community Services to 'Paint the County Blue' for child abuse prevention in April
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Pinnacle Community Services announces "Paint the County Blue," a child abuse prevention awareness initiative to commemorate April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The agency will hold three painting parties across Niagara County, and will also distribute "Pinwheels for Prevention" to anyone interested in displaying a pinwheel to show their support for child abuse prevention.
Higgins, Poloncarz announce nearly $13.75 million in federal grants to fight homelessness in WNY
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care (CoC) program has awarded almost $13.75 million in federal funding to Western New York organizations to assist in the mission to end homelessness in the region.
Heart, Love & Soul to host annual recognition dinner
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:30 am
Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room will host its Annual Recognition Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University.
Suneel's Light Foundation releases new book honoring unsung visionary women making a difference in Buffalo, WNY community
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:30 am
In celebration of March being Women's History Month, Suneel's Light Foundation has released "Women in the City of Good Neighbors," a unique coffee table-style book that showcases 42 remarkable women who are dedicated to making Western New York a better place to live, play and work (while often going unrecognized for their selfless service).
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 9th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 03:05 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara will host its ninth annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday, April 12, at the Wurlitzer Event Center, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. The event will celebrate the organization's 2018 annual campaign, which raised over $1 million to support 46 programs provided by 29 different agencies in Niagara County.
Collins, Ortt seek answers on IJC nominees
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 02:35 pm
Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt is calling for the U.S. Senate to confirm U.S. International Joint Committee nominees. Likewise, GOP U.S. Rep. Chris Collins has led a letter calling on the U.S. Senate to approve President Donald Trump's nominees to the IJC, which oversees all waters between the U.S. and Canada. Currently, the IJC is "in limbo," Collins' camp said, because it only has two of its six commissioners in office. A quorum of four is necessary to conduct business.
 

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