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Emergency management & community preparedness conference presented by Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:55 pm
Learn what is needed to be prepared in an emergency at "Cultures of Preparedness: Strengthening Partnerships to Build a Stronger Community," from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on the Niagara University campus.
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announces retirement
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 09:45 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour on Tuesday announced he will retire Dec 30.
HUD awards record $22.1 million to New York to protect families from lead and other home health hazards
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded more than $314 million to 77 state and local government agencies, a record investment to protect children and families from lead-based paint and home health hazards. In addition, HUD is awarding more than $5 million to identify and address home health and safety hazards in six tribal communities.
New York leads nation in civilian fire deaths; FASNY urges people to test alarms
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 03:55 pm
Fire Prevention Month is underway and Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12) is here. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York is urging New Yorkers to take note of basic fire safety tips and advice that can help save lives, with strong emphasis on ensuring that residential smoke alarms are installed and are in working order.
Buffalo City Mission launches fall campaign to raise $2.47 million by end of 2019
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 10:45 am
Today, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its annual fall fundraising campaign, a significant annual initiative to advance its work in providing critical programs and services for the homeless of Buffalo.
Celebrate 60 years of Buffalo Bills football at Buffalo History Museum
Wed, Oct 9th 2019 04:00 pm
Sports fans can experience six decades of Buffalo Bills football stories through exhibitions, events and programming in October at The Buffalo History Museum, located at One Museum Court.
Niagara River corridor recognized as 40th Wetland of International Importance by US
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 08:35 am
The American side of the Niagara River Corridor, iconic for its world-renowned waterfalls and globally significant bird and fish populations, was designated Thursday by the U.S. as a Wetland of International Importance under the world's oldest environmental treaty, the Ramsar Convention.
Buffalo City Mission launches 4th annual youth incentive program 'Mission Possible' food drive challenge
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:40 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off the fourth year of its "Mission Possible" youth incentive program, a communitywide initiative that brings together area schools, church youth groups and other youth programs to engage students of all ages in an exciting, educational and action-orientated food drive challenge.
Need AAA roadside help? Just talk to Google or Alexa
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:30 pm
AAA members needing emergency service can now get help just by talking to their digital assistant. A new AAA-developed feature for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa allows members to forgo the call and make requests for some roadside service needs, such as fuel refills, battery replacements, or flat tire repairs, directly through their digital assistants.
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act moves forward
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act (HR 1830). Higgins is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill that was introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18).
Falls man's generous gift supports new medical oncology center at NFMMC
Thu, Sep 19th 2019 08:05 pm
Vittorio Giardetti of Niagara Falls, third from left, visited Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Tuesday to make a $10,000 donation toward the planned $2 million medical oncology center on the hospital's downtown campus.
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.
United Way kicks off campaign 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 03:25 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara launched its fall campaign Friday at the Four Points Sheridan in Niagara Falls. UWGN Board Chairman Bob Kazeangin introduced Michael Sigurdson, a store manager of Wegmans in Niagara Falls, and Marcus Latham, a former teacher, as well as a former president of Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801, as co-chairs for campaign 2019.
New drug may protect against memory loss in Alzheimer's disease
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 07:00 am
A new drug discovered through a research collaboration between the University at Buffalo and Tetra Therapeutics may protect against memory loss, nerve damage and other symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
GoodRx launches exclusive prescription savings program for AAA members
Mon, Sep 9th 2019 01:15 pm
GoodRx, America's leading resource for health care savings, announced a new partnership with AAA to offer its 59 million members exclusive access to coupons and discounts on prescribed medications at pharmacies nationwide.
FeedMore WNY encourages community to attend 'Plate Expectations' as a way to give back during Hunger Action Month
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 03:35 pm
FeedMore WNY is seeking participants to attend "Plate Expectations 2019," taking place at the new Resurgence Brewing Company, located at 55 Chicago St., Buffalo, from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. Presented by Wegmans, guests will enjoy food and beverage samples, auction items and raffles, a wall of wine, and balloon pop games of chance.
NFMMC announces plan to develop medical oncology center with Roswell Park
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 02:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today announced an important initiative to improve both the quality and accessibility of cancer care in Niagara County: a planned $2 million medical oncology center to include chemotherapy on the Memorial campus.
AAA urges drivers to stay alert & distraction-free as students return to school
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:30 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has kicked off its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. AAA's campaign was launched nationally in 1946 to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries and fatalities. It is now in its 74th year. AAA clubs across the country continue to promote the campaign each fall to remind motorists to watch out for children as they travel to and from school.
'Circle of Honor': Wydysh presents Greenway funds to vets
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 12:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh presented Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 leaders with a Greenway check that will go toward the establishment of the new Lewiston Veterans Memorial.
Cecconi overseeing Lions
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:50 am
Lion Regina Cecconi was elected district governor of Lions District 20-N at the Multiple District 20 Convention held in Binghamton. She was recently inducted by Lions International President Dr. Jung-Yul Choi at the Lions International Convention in Milan, Italy.
North Tonawanda job fair highlights 'enormous resurgence'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:00 am
With the national economy continuing to show strong growth and record low unemployment, Niagara County leaders are taking steps to ensure that trend continues in the region by holding career fairs such as the one held on Wednesday in North Tonawanda.
Photos: Jazz Festival takes over Lewiston
Sun, Aug 25th 2019 02:00 pm
Some people smirk when Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston organizers state the event annually draws upward of 40,000 people. Those doubters were converted this past weekend, as people were elbow-to-elbow across Center Street, and cars were stacked all the way back to Oxbow Lane at the Lewiston event.
'Pearl' pics: Immersive spectacle staged at Artpark
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 07:30 pm
Tens of thousands of people have watched one or more shows at Artpark this summer. Few have had an opportunity to actually be in one - that was until Thursday night. Plasticiens Volants' "Pearl: Secrets of the Sea" made its U.S. debut at Artpark in Lewiston.
STOP! Hammer time! 'M.C. Hammer's House Party' review, pics
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 01:50 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino christened its new outdoor staging area Friday night, when M.C. Hammer brought his "House Party" to the Falls. support came from Tone-Loc, Kid n' Play, Sisqo and Sir Mix-a-Lot.
23rd annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara to benefit individuals with Down syndrome, GiGi's Playhouse of Buffalo
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:50 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc. announces its 23rd annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara, WNY's Down Syndrome awareness walk of Buffalo and Niagara County. The event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, as part of the Niagara County Peach Festival parade in Lewiston.
Niagara County honors Purple Heart recipients
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:25 am
Niagara County's Purple Heart recipients were honored Wednesday evening at a special ceremony organized by the office of Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski.
Jacobs calls for suspension of Grand Island tolls until Canadian drivers pay 'fair share'
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs is calling on the New York State Thruway Authority to stop charging tolls at the Grand Island bridges until Canadian drivers are also required to pay tolls.
$100,000 grant awarded to Family Promise of Western New York
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 05:20 pm
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, has been awarded $100,000 from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance's Homeless Housing and Assistance Program. The award completes a $200,000 capital campaign the organization has been fundraising over the past year for critical upgrades to its emergency shelter for families.
Mainstream music in Youngstown, Part II: Photo recap
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 08:55 am
Youngstown hosted its first Village Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3. The Falkner Park event was co-founded by Ray Barry of Barry Entertainment and offered a dozen bands, plus craft vendors, food, drinks and games.
Photos: Sarah McLachlan shines with songs, stories, skill at Artpark
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 03:45 pm
Sarah McLachlan returned to Artpark to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The musical icon, Lilith Fair creator and Sarah McLachlan School of Music founder was, per usual, vocally dynamic, making for a memorable occasion. As she did in 2014, McLachlan shared stories, explained song origins and thanked fans for supporting her now 31-year career.
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.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum to host first Brass Ring Gala
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is hosting its first gala event to benefit the museum's efforts to develop an endowment fund. The Brass Ring Gala will be held from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Michael's Landing in North Tonawanda.
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.
Niagara County Fair returns to Lockport
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:30 am
The Niagara County Fair, Western New York's family fair and largest youth fair in the state, with fun for the whole family will make its return July 31 to Aug. 4, at 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. 
Fourth annual Project Connect Niagara provides wide range of services to individuals in need
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 08:45 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room in Niagara Falls.
Sarah McLachlan interview
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 06:45 pm
Sarah McLachlan is perhaps the finest vocalist in North America. The Canadian singer-songwriter has sold more than 40 million albums, with hit songs including "Angel," "Sweet Surrender," "Possession," "Building a Mystery," "Adia" and "I Will Remember You." McLachlan was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame as part of the 2017 Junos - an awards show she hosted in 2019. She founded both the groundbreaking, all-women-led Lilith Fair Festival and the Sarah McLachlan School of Music in Vancouver.
Passion sandwiching Kingdom Bound appearance in between mega conferences; Kristian Stanfill interview
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:35 pm
When was the last time you saw 40,000 youth in church?
100 years of teaching excellence at NCCC
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
When Niagara County Community College was created in 1962, the original campus was located in downtown Niagara Falls at the former Nabisco Shredded Wheat plant. By 1973, NCCC had moved to its permanent location to Sanborn, at the intersection of Route 31 (Saunders Settlement Road) and Route 429 (Townline Road).
Porter Empty Return awards local students
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 03:50 pm
Porter Empty Return has announced the winners of the 2019 Eco - Echo Awards. This year, the scholarships were presented to graduates of both Wilson and Lewiston-Porter high schools.
ALL ABOARD: Discovering Niagara's shuttle
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle kicked off its fourth season last month, connecting riders to 17 destination sites along a 14-mile route from Niagara Falls to Fort Niagara. Overseen by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA), the free hop-on, hop-off service has serviced over 105,000 riders from across the globe since its inception in 2016.
 

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