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Niagara Scenic Parkway roadwork continues
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:40 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation on Thursday announced construction is continuing on the project to remove a portion of the Niagara Scenic Parkway (formerly Robert Moses Parkway) in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, an additional road closure is going into effect.
NCCC Alumni Association to set sail on Moondance Catamaran
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:40 pm
Set sail with the Niagara County Community College Alumni Association on the Moondance Catamaran from 3:45-5:30 P.M. Friday, June 21. Guests are asked to meet near "The Hatch" at 329 Erie St. The event is open to NCCC alumni, NCCC employees, and friends of the college. Proceeds will support the NCCC Alumni Association.
Racing to the rescue: 5K run in support of marine mammals
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:40 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is looking for runners and walkers to participate in its fourth annual Sea Lion Rescue Run 5K. The event supports the care of the aquarium's 10 rescued sea lions and seals, which have been deemed non-releasable/unable to survive in the wild.
Newfane concert series announced
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:40 pm
The Newfane Business Association recently announced the acts for its "Wednesday Concerts at the Gazebo" series. Shows start at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
'Fearless Family Play Days' at Explore & More
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:40 pm
Visit Explore & More Children's Museum from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Saturday for a full day of fun and engaging healthy activities located throughout the museum's play zones and educational studios at "Fearless Family Play Day" presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York.
Niagara County public health director advises of flooding health risks & preventive measures
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:40 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton advised communities of steps they can take to prevent health risks associated with home flooding. Problems include bacterial and viral contamination from sewage backup, and mold growth from residual moisture. These problems can lead to human infection and illnesses.
Kenmore Mercy ICU nationally recognized for patient outcomes
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:35 pm
The intensive care unit at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has earned the 2019 Silver Beacon Award for Excellence, presented by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) to recognize the nation's highest-performing hospital ICUs.
WNY Preview Classic to be held at Erie County Fairgrounds
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society will present the 19th annual Western New York Preview Classic. The show is scheduled to take place inside the Agriculture Discovery Center at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg from May 31 to June 2. More than $6,000 in cash awards and premiums will be presented during this New York Livestock Circuit-approved show.
AAA reveals key deadly behaviors for teen drivers as '100 Deadliest Days' begin
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
Over the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days," the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise. New crash data from 2013-17 reveals major factors contributing to fatal teen crashes during the summer driving period include:
Historic Palace Theatre receives major gift from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for renovation efforts
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
The Historic Palace Theatre has received a $300,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in support of its "Act II - A Grand Restoration" renovation project. This gift will support the Palace's larger $2.8 million "Act II" project, which is already underway, with renovations to the outer lobby, and restoration and repairs to interior plaster completed last October.
Gamma Sigma Fraternity International anniversary this fall
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
Gamma Sigma Fraternity International will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Oct. 11 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Alumni can check in on the Facebook page "Gamma Sigma Fraternity International."
Study finds link between ambient ozone exposure and progression of carotid wall thickness
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
Long-term exposure to ambient ozone appears to accelerate arterial conditions that progress into cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
Summer reading program at NT Library
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:40 am
Don't let summer slip by without a visit to the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Stop in and register for the adult and children's "Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program," which starts Monday, June 17, and runs through Friday, Aug. 30. It's open to residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield and Pendleton. 
Ribbon cutting at Rossi Law Office
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:30 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held a ribbon-cutting at the Law Office of Corey J. Rossi on Saturday, May 18. The firm is located at 2700 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. Rossi is a commercial real estate attorney and currently serves on the chamber board of directors.  
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum seeking volunteers
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:30 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum invites those seeking volunteer opportunities to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. May 30. The museum is seeking new volunteers to help with summer programs and events. 
Niagara County's Stapleton named NYSACHO president
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:20 am
The New York State Association of County Health Officials has announced the results of its 2019 election for its board of directors and executive committee. NYSACHO represents 58 local health commissioners and public health directors, serving as the voice for all New York state's local health departments. The executive committee consists of the president, vice president/president-elect and immediate past president.
Memorial Day: Remembering those who have fallen
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:15 am
On Monday, locals from the Town of Wheatfield and the Town of Niagara came together to remember the veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice to the United States. 
Conservation class sweeps at the Regional Envirothon Competition
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:15 am
Conservation teacher Paul Dewey certainly has something to be proud of. Three of the teams from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center took first, second and third at the Regional Envirothon Competition. 
'What's the 311?' family day in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department recently announced the third installment of its "What's the 311?" event series, following "What's the 311?" skate and senior days. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road (enter through door No. 3).
PSE, Tito's Handmade Vodka to host pet adoption event
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Pegula Sports & Entertainment and the Buffalo Sabres Foundation are partnering with Tito's Handmade Vodka to host a One Buffalo Pet Adoption Event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the KeyBank Center Pavilion.
Carere receives BPO Award for Excellence in Music Education
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
A big congratulations was extended to April Carere, who was recently honored by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director and Conductor JoAnn Falletta at the Celebration of Music Education Awards in May. 
NCCC expands offerings for students
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College is responding to the changing needs of the student population by expanding opportunities for learning outside of a traditional daytime schedule. 
NCCC board recognizes coaches & athletic achievement
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College Interim President Dr. William J. Murabito and William L. Ross, chair of the board of trustees, acknowledged several award-winning student-athletes and coaches during a brief presentation at last Tuesday's trustees meeting. 
Falcons baseball moves on to Section VI finals
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Most people say you want to play your best baseball when the postseason rolls around. For the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons baseball team, that's pretty close to what they're playing.
'Coffee with Chris' on June 6
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio has scheduled his last "Coffee with Chris" event before a summer recess. The event is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Tim Hortons, 8500 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Marijuana use episodes linked to partner intimacy experiences
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Marijuana use episodes among couples who frequently use the drug increase the likelihood of experiencing intimacy events, according to the results of a University at Buffalo-led study.
West Herr Subaru 'Shares the Love' with FeedMore WNY
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:55 pm
West Herr Subaru recently "shared the love" with FeedMore WNY. From Nov. 15 through Jan. 2, as part of the annual "Share the Love" campaign, local Subaru dealers had the opportunity to add a local charity to the list of organizations to which purchasers could designate a donation. West Herr Subaru once again selected FeedMore WNY's Meals on Wheels program.
Stay safe when using ride-hailing services
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:40 pm
Whether traveling or getting around the city, ride-hailing services are a convenient option for many. Thirty percent of all Americans use ride-sharing services, according to a recent Gallup poll. For those aged 18 to 29, use jumps to 45%.
Western New Yorkers invited to help fight diabetes at Tour de Cure Buffalo-Niagara
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:40 pm
The American Diabetes Association invites riders, runners and walkers of all levels to join the celebration and be part of the movement to fight diabetes by taking part in Tour de Cure. The fitness and community event is Saturday, June 1, at Niagara University's Dwyer Ice Arena. It will help raise funds to support the ADA's mission to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Last day for primary registration approaching
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:40 pm
For those interested in voting in the Niagara County June 25 primary election this year, the last day to register is Friday, May 30. 
Viewership for first Indianapolis 500 on NBC is up 11% vs. 2018
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:30 pm
With a thrilling finish and 300,000-plus fans in attendance, the star-studded 103rd Indianapolis 500 - the first broadcast on NBC - delivered an 11% viewership increase vs. 2018. That marks its best household rating in three years - and it's now NBC Sports' most-streamed INDYCAR race ever, according to Fast National data from Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
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.
Welcome to Lewiston, Rock Solid Tattoos & Permanent Makeup Studio
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:15 pm
David and Christina Mackenzie, owners of Rock Solid Tattoos & Permanent Makeup Studio, celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Monday, May 20, at their new location at 520 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. They have been in business for 11 years and are excited to relocate their business to Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's honors local EMS providers
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its 16th annual EMS Appreciation and Awards dinner on Wednesday, May 22, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Representatives and honorees from 17 area volunteer fire companies, the City of Niagara Falls Fire Department, and guests attended.
Fresh batch of junior chefs step into kitchen to compete on new season of 'Chopped Junior'
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:05 pm
Junior cooking dynamos step into the "Chopped" kitchen to showcase their culinary skills in the new season of "Chopped Junior," premiering Tuesday, June 25 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network. Through six one-hour episodes, the junior chefs must create delectable dishes utilizing ingredients within the mystery baskets over three rounds - appetizer, entrée and dessert - with a limited amount of time to earn the elusive "Chopped Junior" chef coat and a $10,000 grand prize.
Erie County Central Police Services, partners to host domestic violence training course for 911 call-takers
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services, in collaboration with the Office of Public Advocacy and the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department, will host a domestic violence training course for call-takers and dispatchers from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, and Thursday, June 20. This is the first time this training has been conducted in Erie County.
NCCC presidential search extended
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:00 pm
The search for a new president of Niagara County Community College was extended this week after the NCCC board of trustees were unable to decide on the final candidates.  
Nominations sought for 2019 Class of the Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:40 pm
The Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame is seeking nominations of outstanding volunteers for induction in 2019.
Ortt seeks damage payments from feds
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:40 pm
Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt recently sent a letter to New York State Attorney General Letitia James requesting a lawsuit be filed against the federal government on behalf of the property owners along Lake Ontario's shoreline.
So that's what Deke's been up to on an all-new episode of ABC's 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:40 pm
"Code Yellow" - Yo-Yo and Keller take things public; parasitic aliens threaten the human race; and someone really needs boba on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," airing Friday, May 31 (8 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
 

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