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Santa Land returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 04:05 pm
Erie County Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Daniel J. Rizzo, elected officials, representatives of the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, members of the Orchard Park Recreation Department and Santa Claus joined together Tuesday at the casino at Chestnut Ridge Park to announce the return of Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge.
Oakwood Cemetery Wreaths Across America
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 04:05 pm
The Oakwood Cemetery Association announces its annual Wreaths Across America remembrance ceremony and wreath sale.
Last call for volunteers at free tax prep sites
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:40 pm
Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) and the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition are putting out one last call, seeking 15-20 volunteers to register by Dec. 13. Volunteers will undergo training in December and ultimately provide free tax preparation services in Niagara County during February and March 2017.
UB's Gardella named to EPA science advisory board
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:30 pm
Joseph A. Gardella Jr., a professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency science advisory board.
Jastrzemski urges state to provide full details of recertification plan
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:25 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski is urging state leaders and the New York State Police to implement a plan for pistol permit recertification that is "both simple and nonintrusive, and that doesn't put gun owners' rights in jeopardy."
Western New York Land Conservancy aims to restore Niagara Gorge
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:20 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has just secured almost $1 million for the new "Restore the Gorge" project. Funding comes from the Niagara River Greenway Ecological Standing Committee, and will be used to begin ecological restoration work in one of the most important natural places in the world: the Niagara Gorge.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes new additions
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara recently welcomed Richelle Swem for the position of curator of animals, and Joe Weickart for the position of director of development and marketing.
MORE PHOTOS: Celebrating Lewiston Christmas Walk
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 04:30 pm
The magic of the Christmas season descended upon the Village of Lewiston this past weekend with the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk celebrations.
Heineken brisket Burger sizzles at Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, USA
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 04:00 pm
Now through Jan. 29, 2017, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, is offering a new Heineken brisket burger and beer duet to heat up the winter months.
Village of Lewiston ZBA to consider Event Center variances
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 03:45 pm
The Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, to hear from residents on the advisability of granting variances to the Lewiston Event Center at 845 Cayuga St.
'Zombie Fight Project' asks for neighborhood input
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 03:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department, through the new "Zombie Fight Project," is identifying vacant houses held by absentee owners or stuck in bank foreclosure. NFCDD needs help from local residents.
Goo Goo Dolls donate proceeds from sales of signed instruments to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 03:35 pm
Recently, the Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik and Robby Takac visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. The group presented a check for $22,800 from autographed guitars and drumhead sales during the 2016 "Boxes" tour.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival announces new officers, music & jazz coordinators for 2017
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 01:40 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will ring in its 16th year with new leadership at the helm: Former Artpark & Company President George Osborne has been appointed chairman of the executive board.
Niagara Falls: Tina Spencer honored by New York State Parks
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 12:15 pm
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation employee Tina Spencer has received one of the agency's highest honors: the Special Achievement Award for 2015.
Allstate: What every ATV & snowmobile rider should know before they go
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 11:40 am
Winter is the perfect time of year to take advantage of your snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, or other power sport vehicle. Allstate wants you to know that it is important to be smart and safe to get the most enjoyment out of the New York winter weather.
Guns N' Roses 'Not in This Lifetime Tour' headed to WNY
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 09:10 am
Axl Rose, Slash and Guns N' Roses will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at New Era Field (formerly Ralph Wilson Stadium) in Orchard Park. Click HERE for ticket information.
Cataract City Classic ends with a bang
Sun, Dec 4th 2016 02:20 pm
The final day of the Cataract City Classic could not have finished any better. Each game on Saturday was action-packed and close the entire way, as the biggest defeat was by 12 points. Some of the best athletes from Western New York, as well as the Rochester area, came to the "Wolvarena" at Niagara Falls High School and did not disappoint the loud and energetic fans.
Neighbors Foundation: Pancake breakfast to support Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:55 pm
Ellden's Grill & Banquet River Oaks Golf Club will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, Dec. 11, to support the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Santa Claus is coming to town
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Christmas trees were lit Friday night in downtown Niagara Falls and in the Village of Lewiston.
Cataract Classic lives up to billing
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 02:15 pm
Day one of the Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School did not disappoint.
White lights give holiday cheer
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
On Wednesday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with local volunteers to repurpose the white lights. The glowing bulbs are now artfully strung across the International Peace Garden, nestled in between the historic Frontier House and the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Lewiston approves dedication of Wolf Run
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board moved on approving a number of procedural items en route to dedication of the Wolf Run roadway in the French Landing subdivision at its Monday session. But not before a few questions arose.
GI Board of Education: Graham notes Trump pick for education secretary
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham sounded a cautionary alarm in reaction to President-elect Donald J. Trump's recent choice for secretary of education.
Record number of roads paved in NT this summer
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently acknowledged the efforts of NT's Department of Public Works members for a record-breaking summer of road repairs in the city.
Holiday Trunk Show set
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Project 308 Gallery will present the fifth annual Holiday Trunk Show from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the former North Tonawanda Catholic Ascension School located at 69 Keil St. in North Tonawanda.
Youngstown readies for Christmas in the Village
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Up next, it's the seventh annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village celebration, Saturday, Dec. 10. Presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local businesses, this community event kicks off at 10 a.m. and continues all day with a number of holiday-themed events taking place at the Red Brick School Village Center, at area businesses and throughout Youngstown.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:35 pm
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink opened Friday, on time, thanks to herculean efforts made last month by the Town of Lewiston recreation and highway departments.
New Niagara Children's Health Home debuts at Memorial
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Monday will open a significant expansion of its successful health home - an expansion that will benefit hundreds of Niagara County children from low-income households.
NT: Terrace parking discussed
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 07:55 pm
Terrace parking is a hot topic in North Tonawanda as winter parking bans go into effect. Residents of homes with multiple vehicles are looking for answers - and officials are, as well.
Here comes Santa Claus: Youth, family Christmas celebrations slated for December
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:30 pm
Children and families will have the chance to celebrate Christmastime by joining in a variety of family-friendly activities planned in December.
Sanborn's Christmas at the Farm returns Dec. 10 and 11
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:25 pm
The Sanborn Historical Society and Sanborn Business and Professional Association will present Christmas at the Farm from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Historic Alt House recognized
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
The Town of Grand Island's Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented a third plaque in its historic building project on Friday, Nov. 24, at the home of Nicole Gerber and Dave Reilly.
Pillows for Their Head drive underway
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:15 pm
Diane and Rich Gurbacki are collecting pillows for Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz at the Response to Love Center at St. Adalbert's on Buffalo's East Side, 130 Kosciuszko St.
Recovery International offers mental health support
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:15 pm
Recovery International has been providing mental health support services for the past 78 years and its self-help techniques have benefitted thousands of adults whose quality of life has been impacted by bipolar disorder, depression, panic, anxiety or anger management concerns.
49th annual German Christmas Mass set for Canisius College
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:15 pm
Canisius College will host its 49th annual German Christmas Mass at the college's Christ the King Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. The public is welcome. An Advent breakfast reception will be held in the Grupp Fireside Lounge and Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center following the Mass at approximately 11 a.m.
Buffalo Psychiatric Center sponsors holiday gift drive
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 06:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health's Buffalo Psychiatric Center is holding its annual holiday gift drive to benefit individuals receiving inpatient services at the facility - a tradition for over 35 years.
Buffalo Zoo kicks off holiday season
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 05:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo invites the community to celebrate the holidays with the animals.
Buffalo Sabres recall goaltender Linus Ullmark
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Collins helps pass medical innovation legislation
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 05:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, is hailing the passage of the 21st Century Cures Act - medical innovation legislation he said will directly benefit the lives of Western New Yorkers.
Niagara University partners with industry leaders to establish Food Marketing Center of Excellence
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 05:00 pm
Niagara University, with guidance from regional food industry leaders, has established a Food Marketing Center of Excellence within the university's College of Business Administration.