At a gathering in her honor, Rita Grosser was celebrated for her 22 years of faithful service as a library clerk at the Community Free Library in Holley. Senator George Maziarz and Assemblyman Steve Hawley presented her with citations on the occasion of her retirement.
This week Orleans County officials launched the construction of a new radio tower in Albion to improve emergency communications. Additional towers are going up in Medina and Clarendon. Complementing the important project are new radios for first responders.
Eastern Niagara Hospital is creating an ambulatory surgery center on Transit Road in Lockport to better serve local residents in outpatient setting. The facility will have four surgical suites as well as pre-operative areas, recovery, and support functions. Anticipated specialities include orthopedics, plastic/ reconstructive surgery, gastroenterology, ophthalmology, and general surgery. Today marked the construction kick-off for the $3 million project. Congratulations to ENH on this expansion!
Lockport WWII veteran Ed Kolek was named to the French Legion of Honor during a special ceremony at the B. Leo Dolan American Legion Post #410 on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The award was instituted by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 to denote special service to France. Kolek piloted B-24 aircraft in 47 missions and contributed to the liberation of France. From left: State Senator George Maziarz, Kolek, Honorary French Consul Pascal Soares, and Assemblywoman Jane Corwin.
The Power Vista--the visitor center for the Niagara Power Project--welcomed its 7 millionth visitor yesterday! The popular facility opened 50 years ago in 1963 and is free to the public. Senator Maziarz was on hand for the celebration.
Eagle Scout Matt Prawel of Medina recently completed a renovation project at Camp Rainbow, which is operated by the Arc of Orleans County. In addition to refurbishing picnic tables and other amenities, Matt helped create this new roadside sign. Great job Matt!
Earlier this week the YWCA of Niagara bestowed Senator George Maziarz with the first-ever "Friend of the YWCA Award" in honor of his longtime support of the organization, particularly its domestic violence program.
Kathleen Granchelli, CEO of the YWCA of Niagara, said, "From the moment he took office in 1995, Sen. Maziarz has been a loyal friend and supporter of the YWCA of Niagara, specifically the domestic violence victims we serve in our shelter, transitional housing and counseling programs, as well as the residents of Carolyn's House, our supportive housing program for homeless women and children."
Today Senator George Maziarz joined developers and local officials to mark the opening of The Cottages at Troutburg, a new three-season cottage community in Kendall. The prime location on the southern shore of Lake Ontario will surely draw many people to this destination. Visit www.thecottagesattroutburg.com for more information.
This morning, Senator George Maziarz attended the annual 9/11 observance in Orleans County. We remember all those who lost their lives that day, and we thank the first responders and the Armed Forces who protect us and keep us safe.
Senator George Maziarz recently met with Christopher Puchalski and Joseph Kissel to learn about the "Old Stone Chimney" in Niagara Falls. While it is currently in an obscure location, the trio discussed strategies to preserve and promote awareness of the mid-18th century structure.
The Historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda is embarking on a major renovation and expansion project. This is a real cultural gem, and the progress over the next two years will position the facility well for the future.
The Town of Ridgeway in Orleans County recently celebrated its 200th Anniversary. At an open house in the newly-renovated town hall, Senator George Maziarz presented a copy of a resolution adopted in the State Senate marking the bicentennial to Town Supervisor Brian Napoli.
This morning Senator George Maziarz joined a host of officials--including Lieutenant Governor Robert Duffy and Senator Charles Schumer--in touring Lockport sites that suffered severe damage as a result of last week's heavy rainfall. The officials are working to ensure that emergency aid is made available to the greatest extent possible.
This unique attraction in Lockport has a brand new headquarters! Senator George Maziarz joined local officials in cutting the ribbon to open the new facility on the edge of the escarpment, overlooking the Erie Canal's "Flight of Five" locks. Visit www.lockportcave.com for more information.
Senator George Maziarz joined local officials in celebrating the news that Point Breeze has won a contest to be named the "Ultimate Fishing Town" by the World Fishing Network. In addition to being featured on the network, a prize of $25,000 has been awarded to support local fishing programs. From left: Assemblyman Steve Hawley, business owner Sharon Narburgh, Senator George Maziarz, town councilwoman Joyce Harris, and Orleans County Sportsfishing Coordinator Mike Waterhouse.