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Town of Niagara honors vets with new appreciation dinner
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:00 am
The Town of Niagara will host its first Veterans Appreciation Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, at the Town of Niagara Active Hose Fire Co. Inc., 6010 Lockport Road.
Wilson Foundation makes $4 million gift to UB sports medicine
Fri, Nov 6th 2015 11:45 am
University at Buffalo wrestler Corey Hollister thought nothing of getting his head hit during a wrestling practice last spring.
Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority approves proposed 2016 Erie County budget, four-year financial plan
Fri, Nov 6th 2015 11:30 am
On Monday, the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority voted unanimously to approve the proposed 2016 Erie County budget and four-year financial plan, calling both reasonable and balanced.
Panepinto, developer Mark Croce outline UB Law master campus plan, launch petition
Wed, Nov 4th 2015 05:40 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto once again called on the University at Buffalo to relocate its law school to the former Michael J. Dillon U.S. Courthouse, launching an online petition for residents to show their support.
Heart of Niagara event at My Garden of Healing highlights 'Adopt A Senior Pet Month'
Wed, Nov 4th 2015 05:40 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Devers, Hope and Tillie from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Sunday, Nov. 8, at My Garden of Healing, 2770 Main St. Newfane (across from True Value Hardware). The rescue was invited to help highlight "Adopt A Senior Pet Month."
YWCA of the Niagara Frontier marks 100th anniversary with merger, new website and Niagara Awards
Wed, Nov 4th 2015 05:40 pm
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier has had a busy year in 2015 with a merger, 100th anniversary, awards ceremony and launch of its new website.
Morris the Cat celebrates birthday
Wed, Nov 4th 2015 05:40 pm
As the world's original "celebricat," U.S. feline presidential candidate, and star of 50-plus 9Lives cat food commercials, Morris the Cat is taking a day to celebrate a lifetime of living well.
Great Clips gives America a way to thank veterans
Wed, Nov 4th 2015 02:05 pm
Across the nation, Great Clips salons and their customers are showing their appreciation to veterans and members of the military with the "You Can Thank a Veteran" promotion.
Buffalo Sabres announce Military Appreciation Game
Wed, Nov 4th 2015 01:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will hold its annual Military Appreciation Game Nov. 7 during their 1 p.m. game against the Vancouver Canucks at First Niagara Center. The annual event will be dedicated to honoring both current and former members of this nation's armed forces and will feature several tributes throughout the night.
Election 2015: Broderick, Geiben win in Lewiston; Morreale, DelMonte and Conrad, Trane and Janese too close to call
Wed, Nov 4th 2015 12:00 am
Half of Lewiston's candidates for elected office went to bed Tuesday unsure if they'll serve the people come January.
Election 2015: Broderick, Cliffe, Dyster, Pappas, Poloncarz win
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 11:20 pm
It was a good Election Day night for the incumbents across NFP's coverage area, as Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe, North Tonawanda Mayor Art Pappas and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz each handily won re-election.
First Niagara partners with Canisius to support women entrepreneurs
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 03:00 pm
The Women's Business Center at Canisius College received a $26,300 grant from the First Niagara Foundation to fund programs in its Forum Series, which supports women entrepreneurs through the steps of new business establishment and expansion.
New York's first report on e-cigarettes show young adult use nearly double that of adults
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
Data from New York's 2014 youth and adult tobacco surveys shows 10.5 percent of high school students and 12.7 percent of young adults ages 18-24 use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) - almost double the 6.5 percent rate of e-cigarette use among adults 25 years and older, Tobacco-Free Erie-Niagara (TFEN) announced.
Healthy menu items for kids are a hit, research finds
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
Imagine a kids menu with no French fries or soda - that offers healthy entrees with side dishes like salads and strawberries.
Niagara University, New York Power Authority program receives national literacy award
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
A Halloween-themed children's literacy program organized by Niagara University students and the New York Power Authority has been honored with one of five national Literacy Alive! gold awards from Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education.
Annual Veterans Day ceremony in Town of Niagara
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs will once again honor this nation's veterans with a ceremony at Veterans Heights Park in the Town of Niagara (at the intersection of Lawson and Bellreng drives).
November is Native American Heritage Month
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
The Native American Music Awards & Association reminds readers November is National Native American Heritage Month.
Erie County Senior Services, partners to host caregiver workshop and resource day
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services and community partners, including the Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center and the Erie County Caregiver Coalition, will host a free caregiver workshop and resource event from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Millennium Airport Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.
Tops to honor U.S. veterans and active military with an 11 percent discount this Veterans Day
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets will offer military personnel and their immediate families an 11 percent discount off of their grocery bill this Veterans Day.
'Share the Bounty' on the Niagara Wine Trail, USA
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara Wine Trail wineries have partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations to ensure a bountiful holiday season for area residents in need.
Panepinto comments on Huntley reliability report
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 11:35 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto released the following statement Saturday:
Niagara University professor elected president of national chemistry honor society
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 11:10 am
Dr. Luis Sanchez, an assistant professor of chemistry at Niagara University, has been appointed president-elect of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, a national chemistry honor society founded in 1919.
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine hosts annual spaghetti dinner, Festival of Lights kickoff
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 11:10 am
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Knights of Columbus Council No. 14622 hosts its eighth annual spaghetti dinner from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the shrine's dining hall, 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston.
Flu season is here; Poloncarz, Burstein receive annual flu shots
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 10:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein as both received their annual influenza vaccine. They encouraged county residents to follow suit and get their flu vaccine early in the season, rather than wait until later.
Ortt retains jobs by keeping private business in Niagara County
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 10:40 am
Late last week, State Sen. Rob Ortt announced Niagara County's infrastructure committee agreed to lease space to Bogdon Associates, moving it forward in the process to keep the long-standing Wheatfield-based company in the county.
Pitbull returns to ring in 2016 on 'Pitbull's New Year's Revolution' on FOX
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 10:40 am
"Pitbull's New Year's Revolution" returns to FOX Thursday, Dec. 31, live from Miami. On New Year's Eve, the live party kicks runs between 8-10 p.m. ET live. Then following local news, "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution" returns from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. ET live for the countdown to 2016.
Lockport 'Wish Girl' surprised with Halloween-themed wish celebration
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 01:30 pm
"Wish Girl" Elizabeth and her family, from Lockport, enjoyed a celebration at Frightworld, "America's Screampark," Sunday evening.
RealtyUSA offices lend hand to The Pajama Program
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 01:00 pm
Agents and staff from RealtyUSA's Tonawanda and Grand Island offices helped collect new pajamas, books and funds for the Buffalo chapter of The Pajama Program.
Grand Island High School: Panepinto 'blown away' by STEM wing
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:50 pm
The students, programs and teachers involved in the 1-year-old STEM wing at Grand Island High School left a favorable impression on state Sen. Marc Panepinto Wednesday.
Town of Grand Island to share assessor
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:45 pm
Town of Grand Island Assessor Judy M. Tafelski will add duties in Tonawanda in an agreement reached between three municipalities and signed Oct. 23 at Grand Island Town Hall.
Future plans aspire for Fairmount Park
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Town of Wheatfield officials broke ground Monday on phase one of the Fairmount Park improvement project, one that will include a new handicapped-accessible bathroom facility and a trail system that will connect sites within the park.
Town of Niagara Board adopts 2016 budget
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
The Town of Niagara board held a public hearing on Oct. 27, where the 2016 $8.49 million budget and plans for local updates and improvements were highlighted.
North Tonawanda purchases new fire truck
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced that a new fire truck has been purchased by the city and is currently being constructed at the Sutphen plant in Amlin, Ohio.
Breaking ground: Sandy Beach shoreline restoration project underway
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Ground was broken at the Sandy Beach Park Club on Monday for a project that will provide a facelift for the beach.
Youngstown Library Friends fall book sale Nov. 5-7
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:15 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host a fall book sale next weekend at the Youngtown Village Center gym, 240 Lockport St. The book sale will also feature a "Cat in the Hat"-themed story and craft time at 11 a.m. Saturday, when The Cat himself will visit with the children.
'Morning Sun' actors Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi loving Lewiston, digging film experience
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Director Tony Glazer and "Morning Sun" producer Summer Crockett Moore weren't the only crew members to fall in love with Lewiston. Three of the film's stars - Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi - each said Lewiston is, indeed, a special destination.
Brochey calling it quits in Lewiston
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Come Wednesday, Nov. 11, Dennis Brochey will officially be calling it quits as Town of Lewiston supervisor.
More than a bowling alley: Lewiston Event Center welcomes golf, Bills, Sabres, food enthusiasts
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center - formerly Frontier Lanes - is so much more than tenpin.
Lance Henriksen talks 'Morning Sun,' working in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 07:15 pm
Iconic film actor Lance Henriksen has appeared in more than 200 films, including "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Pumpkinhead," "Hard Target" and "Scream III." He also starred in the critically acclaimed FOX series "Millennium," where he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrated by OUN and Falls Sam's Club
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:50 am
As part of their continuing commitment to the community, Sam's Clubs across the country hosted "Disability Mentoring Days" in celebration of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

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