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Falls Memorial getting new 'dining experience' in partnership with Niagara University

It looks like there's going to be a new place to eat at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

Officials from Memorial and Niagara University on Tuesday are slated to announce "a whole new dining experience for visitors, employees and volunteers," according to a flier circulated Monday.

Help offered to get more Niagara Falls businesses online

Small businesses in Niagara Falls that lack a website - and are missing out on possible customers - can get some help establishing an online presence at a workshop Thursday.

The event, which coincides with Google's "Get Your Business Online" Week, is scheduled for 11 a.m. at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.

Google is offering web development tools and one year of free hosting for companies' websites.

Video: BBC's 'The Travel Show' airs segment on Niagara Falls

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Tourism in Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Niagara Falls, Ont., is "a tale of two cities," according to the BBC World Service's "The Travel Show."

The story of the underdeveloped American side and its more advanced neighbor across the border - between them there are "stark" differences, the BBC says - was recently broadcast on the network that reaches more than 70 million people worldwide.

Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

NFC Development Corp. will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers 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 Council Chambers.

The Tourism Advisory Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 117 in City Hall.

Construction to turn former Fallside Hotel into Doubletree by Hilton expected to start mid-summer

Construction is expected to begin sometime in mid-summer on a Doubletree by Hilton hotel project at the site of the former Fallside Hotel on Buffalo Avenue.

The Niagara Falls Zoning Board of Appeals on Tuesday night granted three variances to a Canadian hotelier planning to revive the shuttered hotel.

The board approved a variance allowing the project, being undertaken by Merani Hospitality LLC, to have 60 extra parking spaces, as well as exceptions to required setbacks.

Career fair to be held April 9 at Four Points by Sheraton

A career fair will be held in the Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls on Wednesday, April 9.

The employers scheduled to attend are: Adecco Staffing, American Coradius International LLC, AXA Advisors LLC, Bryant & Stratton College, Catholic Health System, Complete Personnel Solutions, Confer Plastics, Con-way Freight, Durham Staffing Inc., D'Youville College, Fidelis Care, Greenpac Mill, Harbor Freight Tools, Health Force, Heritage Centers, Home Depot, Liberty Tire Recycling, Medaille College, National Tractor Trailer School, New York State Police, NFNY Hotel Management LLC, Niacet, NOCO Energy Group, Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, Orleans-Niagara BOCES, Perry's Ice Cream, Primerica, Roto-Rooter Services Company, Safetec of America, Schwans Home Service, Seneca Gaming Corp., Sonwil Distribution Center, Starline USA Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Transitional Services Inc., Venture Forthe Inc., Watson Bowman Acme/BASF, Weinberg Campus, WKBW, Wnyjobs.com and United Health Care Community and State.

Casino to host free autograph session with former Bills, including Andre Reed

Former Buffalo Bills Andre Reed, Joe DeLamielleure and Mark Kelso will visit Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel for a free autograph session from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Fans may bring up to two items to get signed. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Second 'Neighbor' session planned for DeVeaux

The second in a series of planned public forums in various city neighborhoods is coming to DeVeaux.

The Niagara Falls City Council's "Neighbor to Neighbor" series will continue Saturday, April 12 with an 11 a.m. session at Maple Avenue Elementary School, 952 Maple Ave.

Public meetings in Niagara Falls government this week

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 Zoning Board of Appeals will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers in City Hall.

Dyster proposes $250k in casino revenues for Memorial Hospital's planned cardiac/stroke center

Mayor Paul A. Dyster wants the Niagara Falls City Council to approve a $250,000 grant for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

The funds would be used for a planned state-of-the art cardiac and stroke care center. The hospital has been offered a $750,000 grant for the project from the John R. Oishei Foundation, but must raise $750,000 on its own in order to access the foundation's funds.

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Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker

Aaron Besecker joined The Buffalo News in 2007, where he has covered communities in Western New York as a beat reporter, multimedia journalist and assistant online editor. A Buffalo native, he began his career in journalism at the Niagara Gazette.

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