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On Great Lakes Day, Higgins fights for Great Lakes funding on House Floor
Thu, Feb 25th 2016 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the House Floor during Great Lakes Day to demonstrate the importance of fully funding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and other Great Lakes programs in Congress' proposed budget for fiscal year 2017.
Super Monday Championships scheduled for Feb. 29
Thu, Feb 25th 2016 04:05 pm
Western New York's top high school hockey teams will face off for the Super Monday High School Federation Hockey Championships, scheduled to occur on Monday, Feb. 29, at First Niagara Center.
Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale, largest fundraiser for Hospice Buffalo, March 2-5
Thu, Feb 25th 2016 03:55 pm
Bring spring inside your home or office with a bouquet of fresh flowers March 2-5, and support Hospice Buffalo's 30th anniversary Spring Bouquet Sale.
UB architect builds weather station on two wheels
Thu, Feb 25th 2016 03:45 pm
It's a bizarre scene: A man on a cargo bike tricked out with lots of strange-looking equipment labors up and down the streets of Cleveland and surrounding suburbs.
Statement from Panepinto on extension of Lauren's Law
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 05:40 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, announced the passage of his co-sponsored legislation, known as Lauren's Law (S.6228) in a unanimous vote.
AAA Western and Central New York recognizes 'Top Shops,' Weibert's Auto Place, Brownie's included
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 03:30 pm
AAA Western and Central New York recently recognized more than 100 approved auto repair facilities earning customer satisfaction scores of 90 percent or better in 2015. The annual "Top Shop" Award program distinguishes local, professional facilities that have met AAA's stringent customer service guidelines.
Oscar Wilde-themed symposium, theater production, art exhibit coming to NU
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 03:10 pm
April 2 will be a "Wilde" day, so to speak, at Niagara University.
UB grad aces physics subject test of GRE
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 02:35 pm
University at Buffalo graduate Geoffrey Fatin has achieved something that his UB faculty mentors say they've never seen before: He scored a maximum 990 points on the physics subject test of the Graduate Record Examination.
NU's Family Literacy Center presenting free children's book club
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 11:10 am
The Family Literacy Center at Niagara University is presenting an enrichment book club for children in grades 2-8. It begins March 17.
Sabres acquire third-round pick for Mike Weber
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 07:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenseman Mike Weber.
Ortt introduces legislation to renew and amend casino funding formula
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has introduced legislation that would change the state's funding formula for the Seneca Niagara Casino and allow the host city, the City of Niagara Falls, to keep a greater percentage of the net drop from slot machine revenue.
Smile Education Day to reach more than 15,000 WNY kids
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:10 pm
Before lunchtime on Wednesday, University at Buffalo dental faculty and students will visit nearly 15,000 children in more than 100 schools across Western New York as part of the 23rd annual Smile Education Day.
Jeannine Suk named director of counseling services at Niagara University
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:05 pm
Jeannine D. Suk has been appointed as Niagara University's new director of counseling services. She joins NU on Feb. 29.
Greenway: State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:05 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee (State Parks Standing Committee) will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, to vote on funding for a project being proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grants
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.
New York awarded nearly $1 million to support community mental health, substance use disorder programs
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced today that New York has been awarded a federal planning grant of $982,373 to strengthen its community-based mental health care and substance use disorder programs through the development of new certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHC) in pilot sites across the state.
ECHDC announces construction start for new Queen City Bike Ferry landing on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 02:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced construction has started on the new Queen City Bike Ferry landing on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Easter floral sales benefit people with disabilities
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 02:35 pm
Pre-orders are due March 2 for Easter arrangements from the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. Items range from $10.99 for lilies to $20/$25 for basket of tropical plants with trim to $25/$30 for a basket of fresh flowers.
Hiring employees? NFL draft provides guidance, study shows
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 02:30 pm
When NFL teams draft players, the player's willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty is just as important as the number of catches or tackles he makes, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
City Dining Cards entrepreneur to speak at Daemen Lecture
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Patrick Finan, CEO and co-founder of Buffalo-based City Dining Cards, will be the next speaker in the Daemen College Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series scheduled for 5 p.m. March 2 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. The lecture is free and open to the public
Derek Wesley appointed VP for institutional advancement at Niagara University
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Derek M. Wesley, Ed.D., has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Niagara University following a nationwide search. His first day on Monteagle Ridge will be May 9.
Buffalo Zoo to bid farewell to gray wolves
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 06:40 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's gray wolves will leave this week.
Buffalo PS97 students to participate in astronomical Q&A
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 03:05 pm
In an extremely rare and once-in-a lifetime opportunity, Buffalo public school students will make contact with astronauts on the International Space Station.
NF DAR meets March 5
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:55 pm
The next meeting of the Niagara Falls Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place at noon Saturday, March 5, at Knead the Dough Restaurant.
File on your phone - for free
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:50 pm
New York state taxpayers with incomes under $62,000 can easily prepare and file income tax returns - and check their refunds - on the go.
Goo Goo Dolls announce North American headline tour
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:30 pm
Multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road in July for an extensive summer headlining tour of amphitheaters and arenas. Also on the bill as direct support are Collective Soul and Tribe Society.
Poloncarz, Erie County's Department of Social Services announce Black History Luncheon Celebration
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and the Erie County Department of Social Services Black History Luncheon Celebration committee today announced details of the 19th annual Black History Luncheon Celebration, set to take place Friday, Feb. 26.
DiNapoli: State health department should improve enforcement of nursing home violations
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:25 pm
The state Department of Health needs to fix problems and delays with how it is assessing fines to nursing homes after violations are found, according to an audit released today by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
BNFF seeks volunteers
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival is now seeking volunteers, interns and festival directors (someone who is self-motivated, creative and well-organized) for events taking place around the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area from April 1-17.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service announces partnership with National Foundation for Credit Counseling student loan counseling program
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 01:55 pm
Last month, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling announced the launch of its national student loan-counseling program. This service will help deliver relief to the millions of borrowers throughout America who have been struggling to repay the money they borrowed to finance a college education.
Buffalo Film League holds open house
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 12:10 pm
Buffalo Film League, producer of the film "Buffalo Hates You Too: A Love Story," and home to Lumber City Brand Works, will host an open house for media and film professionals at its new 5,000-square-foot facility in The Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda.
Sabres: Cal O'Reilly recalled from Rochester
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forward Cal O'Reilly from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Ortt secures state funding for Wheatfield landfill fence
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 11:50 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced he secured $75,000 in state funds that will go toward constructing a fence around the site of an inactive landfill in the Town of Wheatfield.
Niagara County Spring Career Fair March 16
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The annual Niagara County Spring Career Fair will take place from 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Free breakfast and tobacco-free housing seminar for landlords scheduled in March at NCCC
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Division of Environmental Health and Tobacco-Free Western New York of Roswell Park Cancer Institute have joined forces to encourage landlords to eliminate second-hand smoke and fires caused by smoking in housing units.
4th annual Poverty Conference explores social change
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University, will host the fourth annual Poverty Conference on Friday, March 4, featuring keynote speaker Paul Hogan, executive vice president of The John R. Oishei Foundation.
Art of Beer returns to NACC
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 07:00 am
Into a fun evening of select craft brews, good grub, music and art?
GI Relay For Life to 'Give Cancer the Boot'
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 10:30 am
The Grand Island Relay For Life will look to "Give Cancer the Boot" when the fundraising season kicks into high gear.
Mark Daul: White Deer at Old Seneca Army Depot
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 10:00 am
Sometime back, when our kids were younger, our family was tent-camping-oriented. It was fun and full of memories.
 

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