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Grill smart: Watch what you heat
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 07:00 am
Planning to grill for the 4th of July? While gas grills, portable fire pits and patio heaters make outdoor spaces comfortable and desirable places to gather, it's important they are used properly.
Sabres qualify seven restricted free agents
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 08:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents: forwards Jerry D'Amigo, Johan Larsson, Tim Schaller and Philip Varone; defensemen Jerome Leduc and Mark Pysyk; and goaltender Nathan Lieuwen.
Sisters of St. Francis bless Stella Niagara Meadow
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:55 pm
Despite the rain that fell Sunday, the Sisters of St. Francis, associates, friends and representatives of the WNY Land Conservancy gathered to offer a blessing and handing on of the Stella Niagara Meadow.
Emergency response center plans announced
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:45 pm
A first response and emergency center planned for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station would include a new hub for such entities as Mercy Flight and Niagara County Emergency Services - and, officials hope, keep the station safe from any future closure plans.
Erie County: 'Operation Prime Time' funds awarded to 56 not-for-profit agencies
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday at Camp Centerland in Amherst by Erie County Legislator Tom Loughran (5th District), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo Board President Gretchen Gross, community leaders and enthusiastic children enjoying their first day at summer camp as they begin a summer full of recreational fun and learning.
Higgins joins Sen. Kaine, others on congressional delegation visit to Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the House foreign affairs and homeland security committees, and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate foreign relations and armed services committees, along with additional members of Congress arrived Monday in Amman, Jordan, after spending three days in Kuwait and Iraq.
'Conan' at Comic-Con International to feature all-star guest lineup, including stars of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2'
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
When TBS's "Conan" heads to San Diego July 8-11 for a week of shows during Comic-Con International, the late-night series will showcase the star power coming to town for the annual gathering.
Second chance for Falls residents to exchange black bags for clear ones
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
As of Jan. 1 in the City of Niagara Falls, yard waste (leaves, grass clippings and weeds) is now only collected from clear bags or paper craft landscape bags that are placed next to a trash cart on pick-up day (from April-October).
Free Wednesdays at Carrousel Museum
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
Once again, the Carrousel Museum is offering free admission for several Wednesdays in July- August through the generosity of local businesses. Wednesday, July 1 (10 a.m. until 4 p.m.) will be the first free day this season. The promotion will continue several Wednesdays through Aug. 29.
Jon Foreman's 'Your Love Is Enough' premieres on Spotify
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
"Your Love Is Enough" is lead single from "The Wonderlands: Shadows," scheduled for release July 17
New York officially prohibits high-volume hydraulic fracturing
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 01:50 pm
The state Department of Environmental Conservation today officially prohibited high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York state by issuing its formal Findings Statement, completing the state's seven-year review of this activity.
Ed Sheeran joins all-star lineup of performers for NBC's annual 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 01:00 pm
NBC's annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" celebrates the nation's birthday with all-star performances from multiplatinum singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran.
Ortt announces $500,000 for Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 12:55 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced $500,000 in state funding to establish an emergency management hub at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Ortt secured the funds in the 2015-16 state budget (Empire State Development Corp., Aid to Localities, S. 2003-C) to help base retention efforts for NFARS.
Niagara University launches partnership with De La Salle College 'Oaklands' in Ontario
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
Niagara University has entered into a new partnership with De La Salle College "Oaklands" to offer its bachelor of professional studies program in teacher education in the Province of Ontario.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital opens remodeled labor and delivery suite
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently opened and blessed another in its remodeled and upgraded labor and delivery suites. The upgrade is part of an ongoing $2 million total renovation of the Center for Women on the second floor of the main hospital building at 5300 Military Road in Lewiston.
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations to make up for expected shortfall due to Fourth of July holiday travel
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
Niagara Falls Housing Authority recognized as HUD 'High Performer'
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
The Niagara Falls Housing Authority has been designated a "High Performer" after receiving a score of 94 out of 100 points by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Real Estate Assessment Center.
Riviera Theatre to host Tom Hanks movie series
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces movies will return to the theater with the launch of the M&T Bank Summer Film Series, featuring Tom Hanks movies, at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays from July 9 through Sept. 3 at the theater, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Memories take flight at annual Hospice Butterfly Release
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
Niagara Hospice will hold its 12th annual Butterfly Release from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in the Memorial Gardens at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
Ortt statement regarding conclusion of NY prison escape
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 10:50 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt released the following statement Sunday regarding the conclusion of the three-week search for David Sweat and Richard Matt.
Buffalo Sabres select five players on day two of 2015 NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres followed up a busy first day of the 2015 NHL Draft by retaining all of the team's second-day picks and selecting five prospects Saturday.
Billoni: Riding for Roswell (in the rain)
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 11:35 am
With flood warnings posted, the Ride for Roswell still went on for the 20th year Saturday, despite having the two longest rides cancelled.
Meeting for Great Contraption Race on Monday
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
One event that cannot be missed when it comes to "fun" is the second annual Great Contraption Race on Saturday, Aug. 1.
RealtyUSA raises funds for WNY Heroes
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Chris Kreiger walked away from RealtyUSA Wednesday with a big check and an even larger donation. He received $815 from the Lewiston branch, which raised funds during its second annual basket auction. That donation is more than double the amount collected in 2014.
Town of Lewiston receives update on Niagara Gorge Trail project
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Lower river residents could ultimately see a long-stalled gorge trail project come to fruition - if all the pieces fall in place.
Matt Redman's 'Unbroken Praise' tops Billboard Christian Albums chart
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 09:00 am
"Unbroken Praise," the newest release from double-Grammy winner Matt Redman, has garnered the top spot on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart. "Unbroken Praise" marks Redman's second consecutive debut to take the No. 1 place on the chart upon its release.
Busy week on 'The Chew'
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 09:00 am
Next week on "The Chew," celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz welcome the following guests:
Sabres select Jack Eichel, acquire Ryan O'Reilly, Jamie McGinn during first round of NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 08:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres acquired three forwards Friday during the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft, beginning with the selection of center Jack Eichel (Boston University - Hockey East) with the second overall pick of the draft.
Feder School of Ballet students receive Cecchetti certificates
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 08:00 am
Seven groups of Feder School of Classical Ballet students received certificates Wednesday signifying their advancement in the Cecchetti method.
Community Missions to celebrate 90th anniversary with community block party July 11
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 07:00 am
For nine decades, Community Missions has dedicated itself to providing necessary services to those in need in the Niagara region.
Pappas asks voters to support him as mayor
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 09:15 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced Friday he will run for election this November.
Sirianni announces candidacy for Niagara Town Board
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:45 pm
Richard Sirianni, a local organized labor leader and Niagara-Wheatfield School Board trustee, formally announced his candidacy for the Niagara Town Board on Monday, saying that the town needs "hard-working leaders committed to fixing what's broken."
Sanborn Old General Store celebrates anniversary
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:45 pm
The Sanborn Old General Store, 5856 Buffalo St. (Ward Road/Route 429), Sanborn, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this month.
Erie Canal Fishing Derby marks 25 years
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:40 pm
The 25th annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby will kick off July 1 and run through July 12 along the 50 miles of the canal, from North Tonawanda to Albion.
Wheatfield seeks comment on possible zoning changes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:40 pm
Possible zoning changes are coming up along Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield - and town officials want to know what the public thinks of them.
Grand Island Board of Education: BOE declines to extend Lawrence's contract
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:35 pm
Without discussion, before or after voting, the Grand Island Board of Education declined to give Superintendent of Schools Teresa Lawrence a contract extension at Monday's board meeting.
Grand Island welcomes The Machine
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:30 pm
The Machine, America's top Pink Floyd show, will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, at The Riverstone Grill at the Beaver Island Clubhouse on Grand Island. General admission tickets are $12. VIP tickets are $75 and include open bar, buffet, VIP seating and restrooms.
Tradition continues with Father's Day Lawn Mower Race
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show and Kevin Doring Memorial 5K Walk and 10K Run took place Saturday on Grand Island. Spectators came out to watch the unique racers, get a glimpse of the custom lawn mowers on display and raise money for a worthy cause.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Students of the Year named
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
The Rotary Club of Grand Island and Grand Island High School PTSA honored the 2015 Students of the Year at a banquet May 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Masters Field track upgraded
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Work is nearly complete on the upgrade to the track at Gene Masters Field at Grand Island High School.