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The AARP Smart Driver Course – formerly known as “55 Alive” – is designed to promote independence and enhance the quality of life for drivers 50 and older, and will be offered next month in Getzville. The two-day, six-hour course will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 7... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
There were a bunch of things I didn't fit into my story from last night about design plans for the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Interpretive Center. -Organizers will likely rely on donations rather than charging an admission fee, at least to start. -The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission is... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Brink
Morty, the corpse flower at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, is expected to bloom over the next 10 days, emitting an odor compared to rotting flesh. When it happens, it will be a rare spectacle: the plant only blossoms every six to 10 years, and only around five bloom in captivity each year worldwide. One of those rare occurences was July 21, 2013, at the U.S. Botanical Garden, which recorded the bloom. Here, via time-lapse video, is a preview of what the plant at the Botanical Gardens will be doing very soon: Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Buffalo News Live
Updated July 29, 8:46 a.m.: All grants were approved. Original post: The City of Niagara Falls' banking arm today will consider making $280,000 in grants for four market rate apartment rehabilitation projects and a hotel project. NFC Development Corp. is being asked to approve: -A $150,000 grant to Plati Niagara,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Brink
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is in Buffalo this morning to speak about a “major job creation” program that is part of his Start-Up NY initiative, but new jobs may not be what draws the most attention. His visit to UB’s South Campus in Buffalo follows a front-page article in the New York Times that placed his administration under fire five days ago. Live Blog Gov. Cuomo's first appearance after Moreland uproar Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Buffalo News Live
Starting this fall kindergarten will be mandatory for Buffalo Public School children. It is among the many education issues the city School District is tackling under new leadership. In this week's Press Pass conversation WBFO'S Eileen Buckley sits down with Buffalo News education reporter Tiffany Lankes who discusses how mandatory... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at School Zone
NFC Development Corp. will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Urban Renewal Agency will meet at 4:30 p.m. or immediately after the NFC Development Corp. meeting Monday in Room 117 in City Hall. The Underground Railroad Heritage Commission will reveal designs... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Brink
Posted 5 days ago at Adam Zyglis
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Chiropractor and clinical nutritionist Elena M. Acquisto-Treaster of Orchard Park blends liquid herbs at home to take to work. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News) By Scott Scanlon – WNY Refresh Editor Dr. Elena M. Acquisto-Treaster had plenty of questions about her thyroid cancer – including after the cancer and half of her... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
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Tracy Hurley, of Snyder, shown with her children, is co-chair of the FARE Food Walk Aug. 9 at LaSalle Park. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News) By Scott Scanlon – Refresh Editor Tracy Hurley has bitten off a big job this summer, but that’s nothing new for a mom who has two sons... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
Updated Sat., July 26, 2:15 p.m.: The event has been postponed due to weather. Original post: The city and some community groups plan to turn the site of a demolished home into a neighborhood park for the day this weekend. A vacant lot near the corner of 18th Street and... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Brink
Below is the one-page, handwritten confession signed by Hamburg Superintendent Richard E. Jetter on Monday, where he admits to Village of Hamburg Police that he damaged his own car and filed a false report. Jetter's Confession by Sandra Tan Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at School Zone
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Updated at 2 p.m.: The state has published the final designs for taking out a 1-mile section of the Robert Moses Parkway along the upper Niagara River and replacing it with a more pedestrian-friendly "Riverway." From John Daly Boulevard into Niagara Falls State Park, the parkway will be removed and... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Brink
The Dyster administration brought in a new purchasing agent June 30 to fill a job that had been vacant for about a year. One of the new employee's tasks would be helping to find a company to improve the city's website, City Administrator Donna D. Owens told lawmakers about a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Brink
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Adam Zyglis
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The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is planning to spruce up its Old Falls Street façade. Aimed at making the facility more alluring to local traffic, Niagara County Community College has been preparing for the upgrades since late last year. The plans will come before the city Planning Board when it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at The Brink
Roswell Park Cancer Institute is looking to hire 30 people to help tobacco researchers conduct surveys. “It’s great for retirees or students, somebody with computer skills,” said Lisa Hatch, administrative director of the Survey Research and Data Acquisition Resource at the hospital. The part-time positions, which have flexible hours and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
The state Council on Food Policy will host a listening session titled “Farm, Food and Policy: Getting It Right in New York State” this week in Buffalo City Hall. The session will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Council Chambers on the 13th floor. The council... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at The Refresh Buffalo Blog
The City Council will hold a 5 p.m. Committee of the Whole meeting Monday, followed by a regular meeting at 6 in City Hall, 745 Main St. The Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Council Chambers in City Hall. The Water Board will meet at 5 p.m.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at The Brink
Posted Jul 19, 2014 at Adam Zyglis