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Landmarks in WNY, Ontario, Across State to ‘Light it Up for Lymphedema’

Landmarks in WNY, Ontario, Across State to ‘Light it Up for Lymphedema’

Attractions on the United States and Canadian sides of the border will "Light it Up for Lymphedema" between March 6 and 8 in order to shine the light on lymphedema, a chronic swelling that has no cure.

In order to mark March being designated World Lymphedema Month and March 6 being declared World Lymphedema Day, the New York State Chapter of the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN) has contacted the operators of attractions from Buffalo to Toronto to Albany to request the lighting of buildings, domes, bridges, and waterway in teal -- the color of lymphedema (LE) awareness -- in order to bring attention to the disease. This year, LE&RN also is celebrating its 20th year since its inception in 1998, when it was founded as the Lymphatic Research Foundation.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

Suneel’s Light Foundation’s Night to Shine Charity Event to Help Discover a Cure for Duchenne

Suneel’s Light Foundation’s Night to Shine Charity Event to Help Discover a  Cure for Duchenne

Charity event set to shine brightly on Park Country Club November 4th with Congressman Collins and his wife as honorary chairs 

Suneel’s Light Foundation has announced that the Night to Shine charity event, the research foundation’s 2017 fundraiser, will “shine brightly” upon Park Country Club, 4949 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville on Saturday, November 4 from 6 pm – 9:30 pm in the club’s storied ballroom. The local non-profit foundation has the sole mission of raising funds for genetic research that will lead to a cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and to increase public awareness of the genetic disorder.

Niagara University Renames Dining Facility After Russell Salvatore

Niagara University Renames Dining Facility After Russell Salvatore

Niagara University announced today that it is renaming its recently renovated and expanded Dining Commons to commemorate a generous gift from local restaurateur and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore.

The Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University underwent an $8 million renovation and expansion, which was completed in January. Preliminary construction on the facility began in April 2016.