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First state record fish established for 2016
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 03:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Amelia Whalen of Witherbee caught a record-breaking freshwater drum from Lake Champlain in Essex County on June 4.
Insulin formulation developed at Niagara University could eliminate pain from diabetes treatment
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:35 pm
Every day, millions of Americans with diabetes have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar levels. But less painful alternatives are emerging.
National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic convenes, prepares to issue report
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined his colleagues on the National City-County Task Force on the Opioid Epidemic last week in Covington, Kentucky, for the group's second meeting. The task force is preparing a final report to be presented to Congress and the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.
Western New York Land Conservancy to celebrate 25 years of conservation success at annual gala
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:20 pm
From 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Western New York Land Conservancy will host its annual gala in the Golden Ballroom at Statler City. The event will celebrate 25 years of conserving this region's special places.
Niagara University bringing disability awareness training to first responders in Missouri, Montana
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:15 pm
Niagara University is set to deliver disability awareness training to first responders in Missouri and Montana.
DeGraff memorial hospital to upgrade, expand emergency department
Thu, Aug 25th 2016 12:15 pm
Kaleida Health has announced plans to modernize and double the size of DeGraff Memorial Hospital's emergency department (ED).
UB reopens Silverman Library after two-year, $7 million renovation
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:20 pm
High-tech classrooms and group study spaces with 80-inch monitors. Video recording studios with editing suites. A café.
OPWDD launches statewide community inclusion campaign at Great NY State Fair
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:20 pm
The New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities announced a statewide multimedia community inclusion campaign Wednesday to "welcome" people of all abilities.
Kiwanis Club unveils details of 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:00 pm
The Kiwanis of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new at this year's Niagara County Peach Festival, and to detail the schedule of events. The 59th annual event will be held at the park the weekend of Sept. 9-11.
Historic Bond-Hawley House to open Sundays in September with exhibit 'Did You Know?'
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:40 pm
The Niagara History Center's historic (circa 1823) Col. William Bond-Jesse Hawley House will be open Sundays in September and October, beginning Sept. 4, featuring the 2016 exhibit "Did You Know?"
StoryCorps to visit Buffalo
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:25 pm
NPR station WBFO-FM 88.7 is partnering with the groundbreaking oral history project StoryCorps for a month-long visit to Buffalo.
NYS Women present 'Marketing Mavens: Creative Women in Business'
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, for networking, and then have dinner at 6 p.m. at The Protocol, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville.
Buffalo Sabres announce new dynamic ticket pricing structure
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 12:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced a new dynamic ticket-pricing model for all Sabres home games in the 2016-17 regular season that will adjust ticket prices to better reflect demand throughout the season.
National Buffalo Wing Festival celebrates 15 years with new offerings, focus on Buffalo
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 09:00 am
It is with great honor the National Buffalo Wing Festival, one of the country's most beloved food festivals, returns to Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo Sept. 3-4 to celebrate its 15th year.
Morinello challenges Ceretto to donate pay raise to charity
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:45 pm
On the heels of his pledge last week to reject any legislative pay raise and donate the proposed $36,000 salary increase to local charities, Angelo Morinello today is challenging incumbent John Ceretto to join him in pledging to donate any pay raise for legislators to local charities.
Contract awarded to restore Seneca Bluffs natural habitat park
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:35 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has awarded a $1.34 million contract to Tidewater Inc. of Elkridge, Maryland, to restore aquatic and nearshore habitat at the Seneca Bluffs Natural Habitat Park located along the Buffalo River in Buffalo.
Cuomo announces first recipients of Yahoo Community Fund
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the first recipients of the Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County. Over $400,000 was awarded to eight projects to support small businesses, literacy and workforce training, food and ecotourism, job creation and other critical community development initiatives in Western New York.
Niagara County: 19th annual Kidz 'N' Kites set for Sept. 17
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:30 pm
The 19th annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" will take off Saturday, Sept. 17, in Veterans Memorial Community Park for a day of kite flying and fun for the entire family.
NBC: Millennials devour Rio Olympic Games
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 03:15 pm
Whether it was watching Usain Bolt in primetime, streaming Simone Biles on the NBC Sports app, interacting with Michael Phelps on Facebook Live, or watching the highlight of Neymar's game-winning goal in the men's soccer final on NBC Olympics' Snapchat Discover channel, one thing is clear: Millennials love the Olympics.
Oil and chip road repairs wrap up across Erie County
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 02:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division has announced the conclusion of the oil and chip portion of the county's 2016 road program, with operations in the Aurora, Clarence, East Concord and Hamburg districts wrapping up Tuesday.
Niagara Health Home to host Friday celebration
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 12:30 pm
The emphasis will be on wellness Friday, when the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's health home holds a CHIN celebration from 3-6 p.m. in the parking lot of Refuge Temple, 15 Cottage St., at Heritage Court.
Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood to host 2nd annual 'Flights and Bites'
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:50 am
Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood will host his second annual "Flights and Bites" at Big Ditch Brewing Co. on Oct. 17.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper to host Scajaquada Creek-themed fundraiser on Sept. 1
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:40 am
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper announced its second annual waterfront event, "Our Waters, Our Future: Saving Scajaquada Creek," will raise funds to clean up the impaired Scajaquada Creek.
NYS Office for the Aging: $900,000 award to help older adults manage chronic health conditions
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:40 am
New York state has been awarded $900,000 from the U.S. Administration on Aging to increase chronic disease self-management education (CDSME) programs that empower older adults and adults with disabilities to better manage their chronic conditions, New York State Office for the Aging acting director Greg Olsen announced.
ReNU Niagara offering capacity-building courses for community organizations
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:40 am
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, ReNU Niagara is going back to its roots.
UB: 'Putting prevention in their pockets'
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:40 am
Would people living with HIV be willing to self-report on daily substance use and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence using a smartphone app?
Memorial promotes Timothy Freer to vice president of HR
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 10:40 am
Timothy J. Freer has been promoted to vice president, human resources, at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He joined the medical center staff as director of human resources in June 2014.
NBC: Rio Olympics is most successful media event in history
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 05:30 pm
NBC Olympics' exclusive and unprecedented coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics was the most ambitious media event in history, providing more ways to consume more hours of content across more platforms than any Olympics ever ... and Rio 2016 dominated the competition.
'The Price is Right Live' at UB Center for the Arts - second show added
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 04:50 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will play host to a second "The Price is Right Live" stage show at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.
'Today' welcomes Charlie, new 'puppy with a purpose'
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 04:25 pm
NBC's "Today" welcomed a new "puppy with a purpose" Monday morning to follow in the paw prints of Wrangler, the show's first service-dog-in-training.
Buffalo Zoo awarded funds for reptile house renovations
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 03:15 pm
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Funds at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo has awarded $15,000 to the Buffalo Zoo.
'Betsy Carmichael's BINGO Palace' comes to Youngstown
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 03:10 pm
Cocktails and Cream Puffs Entertainment presents "Betsy Carmichael's BINGO Palace," an original interactive comedy by Joey Bucheker and Mary Kate O'Connell.
ECC: President Jack Quinn to retire in June 2017; search committee formed
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 03:00 pm
SUNY Erie Community College President Jack F. Quinn Jr. will retire following the school's 2017 commencement. The college will embark on a presidential transition plan that includes creation, this week, of a search committee.
Niagara Falls Urgent Care hosts local community health fair
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 02:30 pm
Niagara Falls Urgent Care is organizing and hosting a community health fair on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 3117 Military Road, near the Casa Nova Restaurant in the Town of Niagara. The festivities will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m.
RIA seminars address smoking, drinking, violence, addiction treatment
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 02:20 pm
National experts on heavy drinking in young adults, dating violence, financing addiction treatment and tobacco use will visit the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions during a fall seminar series beginning Sept. 16.
Dental professor takes 12th trip to Syrian refugee camps, treats more than 1,000 children
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 02:20 pm
Every few months, Othman Shibly performs what some consider to be a miracle.
Trips with Pets: Pet-friendly hotels with over-the-top pet pampering
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 02:15 pm
Vacations are about enjoying time together, relaxing and de-stressing. Selecting the right hotel or accommodation that allows pets will make or break your vacation with dog or cat.
Western New York Urology Associates, Cancer Care of Western New York to host prostate screening event
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 10:45 am
Western New York Urology Associates, and Cancer Care of Western New York are hosting a prostate screening event on from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, Aug. 27, at Johnnie B. Wiley Stadium, 1100 Jefferson Ave., Buffalo.
Niagara University students offering helping hands to impoverished children in Haiti
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 10:40 am
Five Niagara University students are spending a portion of the summer in Haiti, deploying the knowledge they've ascertained during their collegiate studies to assist children in one of the world's most impoverished countries.
NBC's Rio Olympics coverage concludes with wins for Team USA, Gwen Jorgensen
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 10:10 am
NBC concluded its coverage of the 2016 Rio Games with the closing ceremony, hosted by Mike Tirico, Mary Carillo and Ryan Seacrest, from Maracana Stadium in Rio.