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Higgins: Over $2.4 million in federal funding for research at Buffalo VA Medical Center
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by VA Western New York Healthcare System Executive Director Michael J. Swartz and Associate Chief of Staff for research and professor of medicine, anesthesiology and environmental health at the University of Buffalo Dr. Ali El-solh, to announce federal grants from the Department of Veterans Affairs supporting three separate research projects at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. The three grants represent a total of $2,413,635 in funding awarded to the Buffalo VA.
Seventh Day Slumber is 'Closer to Chaos' with May 31 melodic rock return
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:35 pm
"Closer To Chaos," the anticipated new studio recording from seminal Christian rockers Seventh Day Slumber, is set to bow May 31. Debuting on RockFest Records - the label founded by Seventh Day Slumber frontman Joseph Rojas last year - "Closer To Chaos" finds the group returning to its melodic rock roots with a collection of 10 brand-new songs. The album will be available for preorder beginning May 17 with two instant-grat tracks: "Alive Again" and "Still Breathing."
2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs deliver most-watched first round in 7 years
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:30 pm
On the strength of 10 overtime games, three Game 7s and two improbable sweeps, NBC Sports' presentation of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs across the networks of NBCUniversal delivered the most-watched First Round in seven years, according to Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
Food Network fast tracks new episodes of 'Restaurant: Impossible' with Robert Irvine
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:30 pm
Coming off the April 20 season premiere, Food Network announced it has fast-tracked new episodes of "Restaurant: Impossible" to premiere later this summer. Hosted by chef and Food Network personality Robert Irvine, each episode of "Restaurant: Impossible" features Irvine visiting struggling restaurant owners to help them turn around their fortunes with just two days and $10,000 for a budget.
Buffalo State hosts 3 arts summer camps for area teens
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:30 pm
Middle and high school musicians and thespians have the chance to study with Buffalo State faculty members and local performing artists during Buffalo State's 2019 Summer Performing Arts Institute.
Cutting carbon: In UB class, students help WNY companies go greener
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:30 pm
In a new class, University at Buffalo students are confronting the challenge of climate change by working with local companies to cut their carbon footprints.
'Clergy privilege' study shapes bill on protecting abused children
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:30 pm
Research studying "clergy privilege" by UB School of Law Associate Professor Christine Pedigo Bartholomew heavily influenced legislation proposed by Assemblywoman Monica Piga Wallace to add clergy to the list of people in jobs required to report suspicions of child abuse.
Responders battle house fire in Youngstown
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:30 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's deputies answered a 911 call of a house fire late Tuesday evening at 337 Oak St., in the Village of Youngstown.
The Black Keys return with 9th studio album, 'Let's Rock'
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:30 pm
The Black Keys' ninth studio album, "Let's Rock," will be released June 28 via Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch Records. The long-awaited album, their first in five years, is a return to the straightforward rock of the singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney's early days as a band.
Made in America Store launches new e-commerce website
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Made in America Store, which offers 100% U.S.-made products, announced a brand-new e-commerce site for retail, wholesale, tours and events.
Greetings from Kiwanis Club of Lewiston
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 03:55 pm
As we enter into spring, it is a great time to reflect on what the Lewiston Kiwanis has been up to and take a look into the near future.
Food fight: Niagara Falls Culinary Institute to host culinary competition
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 01:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute will host an American Culinary Federation (ACF) competition from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28. This annual competition is geared toward promoting student and professional cooking excellence, and is open to the public for anyone interested in viewing the action. There is no charge to attend.
RG&E, NYSEG remind contractors & customers to 'Know What's Below': Call 811 before you dig
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 01:20 pm
Rochester Gas and Electric and New York State Electric and Gas, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., a diversified energy and utility company, reminded contractors that every excavation project, no matter how large or small, always requires a call to 811 (Dig Safely NY).
Event at NT History Museum
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 01:00 pm
Starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, the North Tonawanda History Museum, 712 Oliver St., will host Rick Falkowski. 
New funding for concussion management education
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:55 pm
The Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) has received a major grant from the New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth), which will fund a two-year project called "Improving Concussion Management for New York State Students." This project will address gaps in concussion management by training educators, parents and students around New York on "Return to Learn" protocols.
Niagara University to host cybersecurity forum
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:55 pm
Several of the region's most prominent experts in information security will discuss the cybersecurity threat landscape that presently looms over numerous industries, such as banking, education, foodservice, government, health care and telecommunications, at Niagara University's cybersecurity forum. The event is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Statler Dining Room on the fourth floor of St. Vincent's Hall.
Australian Pink Floyd Show to bring 'All That You Love World Tour' to Erie County Fair
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:55 pm
The Erie County Fair welcomes The Australian Pink Floyd Show's "All That You Love World Tour" at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2.
Peplowski wins A.C.E award
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:55 pm
On April 17, Jacob Peplowski, a senior at Niagara-Wheatfield High School was honored at the Erie-Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club meeting. 
Culinary arts field trip helps show students career options
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:55 pm
Students in Caitlin Kucharski's culinary arts program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently had an informative class trip.
Fire companies visit early childhood education students
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:50 pm
The early childhood education students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center invited local firefighters into the Niagara Preschool Learning Center recently. 
Allied health students learn to save a life
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:50 pm
Students in the allied health program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently spent a day learning CPR. 
Gonyea wins ADK scholarship
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:45 pm
On April 13, Niagara-Wheatfield ADK held its annual Fashion Show. The fashions, modeled by ADK members, were provided by Talbots of the Fashion Outlets Mall. Proceeds from the event go to the annual scholarship for a Niagara-Wheatfield student.  This year, the scholarship was won by Olivia Gonyea. 
Niagara-Wheatfield BOE to meet
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:45 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held on May 1, will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session.
Free gardening seminar at NCCC
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:40 pm
As part of the ongoing Faculty Keynote Series, Niagara County Community College will be presenting a lecture, "Garden Myth Busting: How to Weed Through the Internet" with Assistant Professor Carolyn Stanko. 
Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen undergoes successful hip surgery
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has undergone successful hip surgery.
DEC, State Parks announce 2019's first-time camper program registration
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
As part of New York's weeklong celebration of Earth Day, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced New York will once again provide free first-time camper weekends this summer. Families that have never camped before will have the opportunity to enjoy the popular outdoor activity and be provided equipment, guidance and programs at select campgrounds.
KeyBank expands partnership with Diebold Nixdorf to enable digital transformation, enhance consumer experience
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
Diebold Nixdorf, a global leader in driving connected commerce, announced a continued collaboration with KeyBank, one of the nation's largest financial institutions, to digitally transform more than 1,400 automated teller machines (ATMs) in the bank's network.
KeyBank launches 'tap and go' credit, debit cards
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
Combining convenience, speed and security, KeyBank announced the launch of KeyBank Mastercard contactless credit and debit cards, in partnership with Mastercard and FIS. The new cards - now in issuance - allow clients to make in-store purchases at the speed of a single tap, while providing secure dynamic encryption during the buying process.
NCCC's Tylec a finalist for ATHENA Leadership Award
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
Professor Gail Tylec, director of the Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence at Niagara County Community College, has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the ATHENA Leadership Award in collaboration with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. 
Keynote speakers announced for NCCC's 55th annual commencement ceremonies
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:30 pm
Niagara County Community College Interim President William J. Murabito announced last Thursday that Phyllis Floro, New York State Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello and Anne E. McCaffrey will deliver the keynote addresses at the college's 55th annual commencement ceremonies. 
North Tonawanda man pleads guilty to drug charge
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:25 pm
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced last Thursday that Edgar Joel Jimenez-Rodriguez, 39, of North Tonawanda, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.
Buffalo Philharmonic announces new film series, lineup for popular rock & kids series on 2019-20 concert season
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:20 pm
As the Buffalo Philharmonic returns from its critically acclaimed "Florida Friends" tour, and following an earlier announcement of the 2019-20 classics and pops series, the orchestra announced the lineup for three more series In the concert season, including a brand-new film series.
NCCC Thunderfest to feature Eric Van Houten
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Community College Student Senate Programing Board will host an end of the year festival on Friday, April 26 featuring a free concert with opener Wasted Whiskey at 5:30 p.m. and headliner Eric Van Houten at 7:30 p.m.
Pekin Fire Co. president dipped into bell jar
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:20 pm
Former Pekin Fire Co. President Lawrence Amacher Jr. was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly stealing $1,800 from the company's bell jar collection for his personal use, and falsifying records to hide his theft, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. 
AAA: Regular exercise, stretching can help older drivers keep keys longer
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:15 pm
New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds increased fatigue and poor physical functioning are leading factors that can result in older adults limiting their driving. But simple steps, like weekly exercise and stretching, can improve safe driving abilities and keep older adults on the road longer.
NCCC announces presidential search finalists
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College board of trustees announced last Thursday that its presidential search committee has identified four finalists for the college presidency and will hold open public forums for each candidate.  
Starpoint middle schoolers get plastic straws banned
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:10 pm
A group of students, along with Starpoint Middle School teacher Jessica Smith, have launched a crusade to get rid of plastic straws in the Starpoint School District. 
Pioneering business thinker, philosopher Tom Morris to speak at Niagara University
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 07:00 am
One of the world's top public philosophers and pioneering business thinkers will be the featured speaker at the Peggy and John Day University Honors Lecture Series, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus.
Local woodcarvers' exhibit opening at Castellani Art Museum
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 07:00 am
Interested in the art of woodcarving? Head to the Castellani Art Museum between 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, to celebrate the opening of a new traditional art exhibit: "Born from Wood: The Niagara Frontier Wood Carvers."
UB earns high marks in green power usage
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 07:00 am
Tis the season for sustainability rankings in higher education, and the University at Buffalo fares well on two lists that track green power usage among the nation's colleges and universities.

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