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Pictures, video: Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri at Artpark
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 08:20 pm
Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri brought their "Girls Night Out (Boys Can Come, Too)" to Artpark July 29. They successfully closed the 2015 "Coors Light Wednesday" series in the outdoor amphitheater.
A family af-fair: The Niagara County Fair opens Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:40 pm
Starting Aug. 5, hundreds of people will flock to the Niagara County Fair in Lockport to sample the food, visit the animals and exhibits, watch the shows and ride the rides -- and many county residents will be there, behind the scenes, caring for the exhibits, working concessions and otherwise helping to make sure things run smoothly.
TCC donating backpacks full of school supplies Aug. 1
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
Residents in Grand Island are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.
National Night Out Aug. 4
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
When Grand Island celebrates National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4 in the Marion Klingel Town Commons, Islanders will have a chance to meet and greet their neighbors, but also mingle with members of the town's Traffic Safety Advisory Board.
Safe boating emphasized at 'Paddles Up'
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
Exploring the water safely was a main theme at "Paddles Up," which was held July 25 at Beaver Island State Park.
Look for summer fun at Youngstown Community Picnic
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:00 pm
Summer is now entering mid-stride with a jam-packed schedule of events on the calendar that doesn't seem to end.
Albert Lewis III receives Lewiston Lions Scholarship Award
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 01:55 pm
Albert Lewis III, a recently graduated Niagara-Wheatfield High School student, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Lewiston Community Lions Club. Lions John and Theresa Tourbin were present at the awards luncheon to present Lewis with his check.
Trey Whitfield Foundation honors Maher's commitment to educational access
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 01:40 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, was named a 2015 Adult Honoree by the Trey Whitfield Foundation during the organization's 23rd annual awards dinner, which was held July 17 in Brooklyn.
Erie County senior services' department to conduct hearings on aging
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 01:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced two upcoming public hearings designed to give area seniors, their families and caregivers, and community agencies an opportunity to discuss what matters most to them as they age.
New York Power Authority trustees approve low-cost hydropower allocation to support Niagara County jobs
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 12:55 pm
The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees approved an allocation of 100 kilowatts of low-cost hydropower Thursday to Finger Food Products for an expansion project in Niagara County. The $3 million project will lead to the creation of 11 new jobs.
Artpark & Company's 'Peter Pan' will leave audiences with 'happy thoughts'
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 12:30 pm
"Peter Pan" stars Hayley Podschun and John Bolton steal the show.
Interview: Tedeschi Trucks Band brings 'amazing players' to Artpark
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 09:15 am
Five buses, two trucks and some of the world's top guitar players will roll into Lewiston Tuesday when the "Wheels of Soul" tour hits Artpark.
Halgash named principal at Colonial Elementary
Thu, Jul 30th 2015 11:25 pm
Kami Halgash was named the new principal of Colonial Village Elementary School at a special meeting Thursday of the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education.
BNHV hosts Scottish Festival
Thu, Jul 30th 2015 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village's 31st annual Buffalo Niagara Scottish Festival, Highland Games and Gathering of the Clans will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, with a Ceilidh pre-party from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.
National MS Society Honors 'Top 10' Buffalo-Niagara MS activists
Thu, Jul 30th 2015 07:00 am
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter is honoring 10 individuals and one group for their hard work and determination to create a world free of MS at the "Champions On the Move" luncheon on Friday, Sept. 11. Jacquie Walker of WIVB-TV News 4 Buffalo will host the event.
Opportunities Unlimited: 18th annual fundraiser to take place at The Brickyard
Thu, Jul 30th 2015 07:00 am
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's 18th annual Celebrity Bartending Night from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the agency serves.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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.
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.