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Hanavan joins Summit sports medicine team
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 04:45 pm
Family nurse practitioner John Hanavan has joined the Memorial Medical Center/UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team at the Summit Healthplex in Wheatfield.
Collins introduces legislation to free small businesses of 'burdensome government regulations'
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 04:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today released the following statement after introducing the Small Business Regulatory Sunset Act, which aims to reduce what he called excessive regulations hurting small businesses:
Bobby Vinton cancels concert at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 04:45 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino regrets to announce the Bobby Vinton performance scheduled for Friday, Aug. 14, has been cancelled.
Nolan named director of sponsored programs and foundation relations at Niagara University
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 04:20 pm
Valerie C. Nolan has been named director of sponsored programs and foundation relations at Niagara University, effective today.
Buffalo Sabres, alumni to help Buffalo firefighters 'Fill the Boot'
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 04:20 pm
From 6:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Buffalo firefighters will hold their annual "Fill the Boot" program, with this year's proceeds going to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Team (SMART). Current and former Sabres players, as well as Sabretooth, will join the firefighters at 7:30 a.m. on five of the six corners throughout the City of Buffalo, collecting funds.
Peach Queen court prepares
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:50 pm
The 2015 Peach Queen contestants met Tuesday for a contestant orientation information session and to meet the reigning queen, Christina Oliveri of Wheatfield.
UB's sports law expert praises NFL commissioner for upholding Brady decision
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:45 pm
University at Buffalo sports law expert Nellie Drew said she respects NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's affirmation of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension, a decision in "direct contrast" to how the league handled the Ray Rice controversy over domestic violence.
North Tonawanda: Ortt presents $15,000 check to Carrousel Factory Museum
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:40 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today delivered a $15,000 check to the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier. Ortt secured the funding for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda to help support the educational, cultural and recreational programming the roughly 15,000 visitors experience every year.
Erie County establishes Blue Star Memorial Marker at Chestnut Ridge Park
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:40 pm
A Blue Star Memorial Marker to honor past, present and future members of this nation's Armed Forces has been placed at Chestnut Ridge Park in the Town of Orchard Park.
Got A/C problems? BBB says stay cool when hiring a repair service or other contractor
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:35 pm
It's been a long time since we've seen a heat wave in upstate New York. With the summer heat approaching its peak, it would be unbearable to be left without air conditioning in your home or office. During this time of the year, heating and air conditioning companies are extremely busy as a result of either new customers or for maintenance or repair.
43North announces its 2015 semifinalists
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 10:55 am
43North - the world's largest business idea competition - HAS announced the 110 semifinalists in its 2015 competition. The list of startup companies and their hometowns can be found at www.43north.org/semifinalists.
Cuomo announces completion of Greenbelt Public Pathway extension
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the Greenbelt Public Pathway extension along the Outer Harbor in the City of Buffalo.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts global runners
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 05:10 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has gone global. Runners from countries around the world, including England, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, Austria and Ethiopia, will soon travel to Western New York to "run with the river" in this one-of-a-kind race that has grown tremendously since its 2009 inception.
Ceretto to host free car seat safety check
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 05:05 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, alongside the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, will host a car seat safety check from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Town of Niagara Hose Co. hall on Lockport Road in Niagara Falls.
Randy Cunneyworth named head coach of Rochester Americans
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 04:50 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray announced today Randy Cunneyworth has been named head coach of the Rochester Americans, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Sabres.
Niagara County: 'Explore Niagara USA' in summer vacation photo contest
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 02:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the "Explore Niagara USA Fun Photo Contest." Get involved by submitting Instagram or digital photos on Twitter, using the tag #ExploreNiagaraUSA or upload directly on Facebook.
Interview: Kellie Pickler gives back on 'Knock Knock Live'
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 10:30 am
You never know who'll show up at your doorstep with a camera crew and big-ticket prizes in hand.
Niagara Falls: Rappelling for a good cause
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 10:30 am
Sherri and Tom Litz of Buffalo were among the more than 70 who participated Friday in the "Over the Edge" fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics of New York. They rappelled down the roof of the 357-feet, 27-story Seneca Niagara Resort & Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.
Sabres sign Guhle to entry-level contract
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 09:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the team signed defenseman Brendan Guhle to a three-year, entry-level contract.
UNYTS, DeGraff to host 3rd annual Brandon Kupiec Memorial Community Blood Drive and Basket Raffle
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 07:00 am
The third annual Brandon Kupiec Memorial Blood Drive and Basket Raffle will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda.
Grand Island Community Chorus: Two thumbs up for 'A Night at the Movies'
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 07:00 am
St. Timothy Lutheran Church was filled to near capacity for a free concert July 21 presented by the Grand Island Community Chorus.
Grati awarded Sass Scholarship
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 07:25 pm
Andrei Grati, R.N., has been awarded the 2015 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship.
Deadline for consolidated funding applications for round five of REDC initiative is fast approaching
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:30 pm
Empire State Development today reminded potential applicants that the deadline for consolidated funding applications for Round five of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative is 4 p.m. Friday, July 31.
The midway point: An update on 43North's 2014 winning companies
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:30 pm
43North - the world's largest business idea competition - recently shared updates on the 11 prize-winning companies from the inaugural 2014 competition.
Panepinto announces thousands in funding for area arts and culturals
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:30 pm
State Senator Marc Panepinto recently announced $313,680 in funding for eight arts and cultural organizations in the 60th State Senate District. The funding comes from various grants to be distributed through the New York State Council on the Arts and the Market NY Grant Program.
Niagara University president reads children's story to literacy camp participants
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:00 pm
One of the students participating in Niagara University's Primary Enhancement Program raised her hand and, when called upon, asked Monday's special guest, "What's your favorite color?"
NBC Sports Group presents season premiere of 'Mecum Dealmakers'
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:00 pm
NBC Sports Group presents the season premiere of the original reality series "Mecum Dealmakers" this Thursday, July 30 (10 p.m. ET), on NBCSN. The episode highlights this year's Kissimmee auction, which generated nearly $70 million in auction sales.
George Urban Boulevard gets new, smoother look
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District), Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz and members of the public works departments from both Erie County and the Town of Cheektowaga to review the recent paving work on George Urban Boulevard.
Maid of the Mist to extend season into November
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 03:40 pm
Maid of the Mist, one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions, will extend its 2015 season through Nov. 8, adding one week to the season, which typically concludes at the end of October.
Stan Ridgway brings real 'Spirit of the 80's' to concert
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 03:00 pm
Stan Ridgway will bring his unique voice and sounds to Academy Park in Lewiston Friday, Aug. 7. He will headline the first night of the Spirit of the 80s weekend.
Lewiston Community Lions Club invites local veterans to join club
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions is offering local U.S. veterans a special opportunity to serve their community. The "Involve a U.S. Veteran" program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified U.S. veterans an entrance fee waiver when joining a local Lions Club. The offer runs through June 2016.
Lewiston GOP endorses candidates
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
The Town and Village of Lewiston Republican Committee unanimously endorsed the following candidates for the upcoming Town of Lewiston elections: William Geiben for Town Board, Rebecca Wydysh for Niagara County legislator (2nd District) and Clyde Burmaster for Niagara County legislator (1st District).
Countdown begins, excitement builds for Great Contraption Race
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
Mark Saturday, Aug. 1, on your calendars. It's the day for the second annual Great Contraption Race, taking place on the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Spirit of the 80's a community event with guests from around the world
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
It may have started with a handful of Lewiston-Porter High School buddies who graduated together 25 years earlier, but The Spirit of the 80's concert has evolved into an event for everyone - and an opportunity to give back.
Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada wraps up 25-year law enforcement career
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
Friday marked a relatively quiet change at the top for the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Chris Salada finished his last day on the job and, at least for the time being, department operations will be maintained via seniority with LPD Sgt. Frank Previte expected to oversee day-to-day affairs until a replacement is officially named.
Play, discover, learn at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:40 pm
Niagara County Fair organizers expect children and families to have a blast Aug. 5-9 with this schedule of events and activities:
Jack Eichel vs. Connor McDavid part of NBC NHL schedule
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Coming off the second-most watched Stanley Cup Final on record, and the third-most watched NHL postseason in the past 18 years, NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 105 NHL regular-season games during the 2015-16 season, featuring 12 games on NBC and 93 games on NBCSN.
Pegulas name Russ Brandon president of Buffalo Sabres
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Russ Brandon will become president and alternate governor of the Buffalo Sabres effective immediately while continuing as managing partner/president of the Buffalo Bills.
New NU students help rehab house in Niagara Falls with Habitat for Humanity
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:15 am
Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, 16 students are helping to fulfill the institution's Catholic and Vincentian mission.
Disney Channel, Disney XD series and movie casting directors to hold online casting call
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:10 am
For the first time ever, Disney Channel is hosting an online casting call enabling actors ages 10-17 to audition via video for casting directors working on upcoming movie and series to be presented on Disney Channel and Disney XD.