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  • NIA Biz Column art 1 072114 Electric cars will get charge out of new IBEW 237 battery station

    Those who drive electric cars now have a free location to stop and charge their batteries, thanks to a new charging station recently built at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union 237 at 8803 Niagara Falls Blvd. Beside offering free charging, the stations gave a class of apprentice electricians a chance to learn how to assemble the stations. "We think it's a great training tool," said Russ Quarantello, a business manager for the union.

    July 21, 2014 4 Photos

  • NIA New Skateland owners art 072114 Skating spot will re-open in fall under Rainbow Rink owners For Maurice and Barbara Cooper, purchasing the former Skateland rink on Lincoln Avenue in Lockport seemed a little like fate.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140717 Armenian Fest 2 [Duplicate] SUNDAY: St. Hagop's Church holds Armenian Festival on 9th St. A trio of church members were preparing a giant pan of rice recently, readying it to stuff the grape leaves for the Armenian Festival Sunday at St. Hagop's Church on Ninth Street. A bystander was lucky enough to get a sample of the stuffing, and could clearly taste the savory dill, tart lemon and sweet fresh mint that infused the rice. There were also Armenian cookies to be sampled, made from a beloved recipe that included ground cherry pits from a middle eastern tree, which gave the buttery dough a distinct sweet flavor.

    July 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • NIA Science camp art 3 071814 Students back at Hyde Park Elementary for week-long STEM science camp Hyde Park Elementary's halls are mosaicked with a rural scene, but the mentality of the teachers and students is decidedly technical.

    July 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • Praxair employees give $17,000 to Hospice Praxair employees donated to $17,000 to Hospice Buffalo Thursday afternoon, a press release from the company said.

    July 18, 2014

  • Corvettes cruisin' to Old Falls Street on Saturday There will be a Corvette summer celebration on Saturday along Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls.

    July 17, 2014

  • NIA Darro Dinner art 1 071714 Tom Darro, the voice of Niagara Falls, honored at Como on Wednesday Tom Darro's been talking into a microphone about Niagara Falls for a very long time. On Wednesday, the radio talk show host with one of the most loyal followings in the region, was celebrated by his friends, family and listeners for 50 years in the media business. "He's a good guy and it's time somebody recognized him for what he's done on the radio," said Dave Costanzo, owner of Yaseen's Jewelers, who has known Darro for more than 40 years and has joined him on his radio program, "Viewpoint" on WJJL, 1140 AM.

    July 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • NIA Power Vista upgrade art 052314 NYPA to bury time capsule at Power Vista

    The New York Power Authority will conclude its Niagara Power Vista 50th anniversary celebration with the burial of a time capsule on Saturday.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Communities sig Niagara Catholic hosting annual Alumni Weekend

    Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will be hosting its annual Alumni Weekend Friday through Monday. The weekend includes a variety of events, many open to the public, as well as alumni.

    July 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • NIA canal fest opening 071414 art 2 Canal Fest is officially open Despite the threat of rain and thunderstorms, residents from both sides of the Erie Canal gathered at noon on Sunday on the Renaissance Bridge to officially kick off the 32nd annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas.

    July 14, 2014 2 Photos

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