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Niagara University Announces Collaborative Plan to Revitalize Niagara Falls’ South End

Niagara University Announces Collaborative Plan to Revitalize Niagara Falls’ South End

A brighter future is ahead for the South End of Niagara Falls, according to revitalization plans announced today by Niagara University, the city of Niagara Falls and several community partners.

The university’s Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement is leading a charge to convene several community entities in an effort to rehabilitate dilapidated housing and expand the potential for mixed-use development in designated areas of the city.

The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara’s president, said that the university is fundamentally committed to leveraging its resources and encouraging key community partners to pledge theirs as a collective means of methodically reinvigorating Niagara Falls’ main economic corridor.

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Project Unveiling: Land Conservancy Begins Work to ‘Restore the Gorge’

Project Unveiling: Land Conservancy Begins Work to ‘Restore the Gorge’

On Monday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., the Western New York Land Conservancy invites the community to attend a project unveiling at the Niagara Falls Public Library for their ecological restoration project in one of the most important natural places in the world — the Niagara Gorge. Land Conservancy staff and project consultants will present information about the project’s process and timeline. Everyone will have an opportunity to give feedback about the project. Attendees are asked to register in advance online at restorethegorge.eventbrite.com or by calling  (716) 687-1225. 

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Annual Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival

Celebrate the Holiday Season at the Annual Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival

Nearly three dozen juried artisans from near and far will come together from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3 for the 41st annual Roycroft Winter Festival! This highly anticipated Western New York holiday tradition will take place in East Aurora Middle School, located at 430 Main St. in the village.

The juried artisans, including several Roycroft Artisans and Master Artisans, will offer a wide variety of beautifully handcrafted items. Artisans taking part in the event offer everything from jewelry, wood, clay and books to metal, tile, glass, leather, pottery, sculpture and more. 

NOCO participating in Greenlight a Vet campaign

NOCO participating in Greenlight a Vet campaign
In recognition of Veterans Day this year, NOCO is a proud participant in the Greenlight a Vet campaign, which encourages people to change one light in a visible location at home or at work to green as a symbol of support and appreciation for veterans.

 

Green light bulbs are for sale for $2.99 while supplies last at all NOCO Express locations now through Veterans Day on November 11.  Lights at NOCO’s corporate office in Tonawanda as well as at its fuel terminal and several NOCO Express locations are going green to show support for veterans. In addition, NOCO is providing green light bulbs to the company’s more than 680 employees to change a light to green at their homes.

 

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Niagara University Signs Agreement with Lew-Port to House International Exchange Students

Niagara University Signs Agreement with Lew-Port to House International Exchange Students

International students attending Lewiston-Porter High School will soon have the opportunity to add collegiate life to their American experience, thanks to a partnership formalized today with Niagara University.

Paul J. Casseri, superintendent of the Lewiston-Porter Central School District, and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, signed a memorandum of understanding that states that international exchange students attending Lew-Port will be housed in NU residence halls during their stay in the United States.

WNY Children’s Book Expo to Host Authors From Around the Globe

WNY Children’s Book Expo to Host Authors From Around the Globe

The WNY Children’s Book Expo, presented by Monkey See Monkey Do … Children’s Bookstore in Clarence, has released an extensive list of authors and presenters scheduled to take part in the Expo on Saturday, Nov. 11. This free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo.

Featured authors at the BlueCross BlueShield of WNY Main Stage, Room 106B, will include: 

• 10:10 – 10:35 a.m., Barney Saltzberg, Explore your World: Find Art Everywhere 

• 10:45 – 11:10 a.m., Nick Bruel, Explore the World of Storytelling with Bad Kitty! 

• 11:20 – 11:45 a.m., Jennifer Hanson Rolli, Explore Moths and Butterflies … Alike but Different! 

Shadow By the Bridge is Latest Release From NFB Publishing

Shadow By the Bridge is Latest Release From NFB Publishing

NFB Publishing in Buffalo announces the release of Shadow By the Bridge by author Suzanne Zewan.

Set during the time of the infamous Linden, N.Y. murders, Shadow By the Bridge is written from the perspective of 11-year-old Linden resident Fritz Reynolds and focuses on how these terrible events change his hometown and himself. In the book, Reynolds recalls his father telling him that man is the only creature who can find amusement in killing. Little did he realize that those words would become the theme for his teenage years growing up in the rural hamlet. 

In this coming-of-age story, Reynolds takes us back to a simpler time when neighbors gathered at the general store to listen to radio shows, drank barrel-aged cider and worshiped at the Baptist Church every Sunday. All was picturesque in his close-knit farming community until terror was unleashed on them.