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Brochey takes over in Town of Lewiston
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:10 am
Town of Lewiston Justice Hugh Gee administers the oath to Dennis Brochey as the new supervisor's wife, Cathy, holds the Bible. The ceremony was held New Year's Day at the Lewiston Senior Center.
Blizzard to reach from NYC to Boston Thursday night
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:00 am reports a major snowstorm will reach from across part of the Midwest to the upper part of the mid-Atlantic and southern New England Thursday into Friday. A blizzard will evolve from the storm in parts of the Northeast.
Tops offers wellness tips to kick-off a healthy new year
Wed, Jan 1st 2014 07:00 am
It's that time of the year when people look back on years past and identify goals they want to achieve in the year ahead. According to, nearly half of the most popular New Year's resolutions each year are health-related.

"Despite good intentions, the majority of Americans give up on their New Year's resolutions within the first few weeks of the new year," said Gail Marchese, wellness coordinator at Tops. "For those making health-related resolutions, there are simple ways to make smarter food and lifestyle choices that can be easily incorporated into your daily lives."

Here are a few wellness, smart eating, and food shopping tips from Tops to ease the transition to a healthier lifestyle in 2014 and beyond.

More than 70 million to be hit by snowstorm Thursday
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 10:55 pm reports two storms will merge quickly enough to produce a major snowstorm from the upper part of the mid-Atlantic to southern New England Thursday into Friday.
Red Cross blood drives for January
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 10:40 pm
The Red Cross has announced the first blood drives of 2014. Every donor who comes in to donate will receive a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee.
George Eastman House hosts 'Wish You Were Here' lecture Jan. 9 with NASA astronaut Donald Pettit
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 10:40 pm
The George Eastman House has announced it will extend its "Wish You Were Here" lecture series into the new year with chemical engineer, NASA astronaut, and photographer Donald Pettit, Ph.D. Pettit will present his lecture, "An Astronaut's Guide to Photography in Space," on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m., in the Dryden Theatre.
Birding in winter? Great Lakes Seaway Trail offers avian diversity
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
Winter along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway offers birdwatchers unique opportunities to espy feathered fliers along the freshwater shoreline of New York and Pennsylvania.
Intense Milk launches 'Winter of Fun' ski resort discount program
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
Intense Milk continues its "Winter of Fun" program this season by offering deep discounts at New York state ski resorts from Western New York to the Capital Region.
Grand Island: Inauguration Day Jan. 1
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
On Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, Grand Island's inaugural ceremony for all newly elected town officials will take place. Officials to be inaugurated are: town councilmen Christopher K. Aronica and Raymond A. Billica, Town Justice Mark K. Frentzel and Highway Superintendent James B Tomkins.
Hardwick to hold HEAP outreach date to assist residents in need
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature has announced that Home Energy Assistance Program outreaches will be held throughout the county to assistance residents in need this year. Attendees do not have to live in the specific town/village/city hosting the outreach to attend.
Mount St. Mary's board of associates names 2014 officers
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:20 pm
Pictured are the Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center board of associates officers for 2014. Shown from left: President Steve Broderick, Secretary Alfred Frosolone, Past President Ron Villani, Treasurer Don Thurman and Vice President Robert Fagiani.
Tuesday is STAR registration deadline
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today issued a final reminder: Homeowners must register for the Basic STAR property tax exemption by tomorrow.
Two die in Walmore Road accident
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
Two residents of the Tuscarora Nation died early Monday after a one-car accident in the 5500 block of Walmore Road.
Ball drop in Village of Lewiston
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
The Village of Lewiston will usher in 2014 with its third annual New Year's Eve ball drop.
Check your tickets: Clock ticking for missing New York Lottery Powerball winner
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
The clock is ticking for a mystery New York Powerball winner who now has just one week left to claim a $1,000,000 lottery prize. The winning ticket was from the Jan. 5, 2013, Powerball drawing and was sold at Star Wines and Liquors, 475 Route 17M, in Monroe, Orange County.
Major snowstorm may affect the northeast Thursday
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:10 pm reports two storms will converge on the Northeast on Thursday with the potential for snow. How quickly they get together and strengthen will determine which areas are hit with heavy snow and which areas will have a near-miss.
Editorial: A good thing for Niagara Falls community
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 11:55 am
Niagara Falls hosts 22 million visitors per year, and with arguably limited quality places to stay on the American side - that is, until Mark Hamister's hotel project is complete.
Celebrate New Year's Eve at First Night Buffalo
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:55 am
Join the Independent Health Foundation as it presents First Night Buffalo, the ultimate Western New York drug- and alcohol-free New Year's Eve celebration. The event will be held from 5 to 10 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
National Fuel announces management change
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:55 am
National Fuel Gas Co. has announced David F. Smith, executive chairman of the board, indicated his intention to retire, effective April 1, 2014. Smith will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors.

"National Fuel is today a better company for its employees, its investors, and the customers we serve because of Dave's leadership and dedication," said Ronald J. Tanski, president and CEO. "During his five years as CEO, Dave established the current course of the company, focusing attention and significant resources on development in the Marcellus Shale as Seneca Resources Corporation's total production nearly tripled and the company's pipeline business commenced an historic, transformational realignment. Under his direction, the company continued to prioritize and invest in pipeline safety, system reliability and all levels of customer service."

NFL playoff schedule announced
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:50 am
Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Monday the schedule of sites, dates and times for the National Football League Wild Card Playoffs on Jan. 4-5, and Divisional Playoffs on Jan. 11-12 (all times Eastern):
NFL Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly to guest on 'The Fred Jackson Show'
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:50 am
Monday night at 7:30 p.m., Buffalo Bills NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly will appear live on "The Fred Jackson Show" inside the WBBZ-TV studio at the Eastern Hills Mall. Hosts Jackson and Bob Koshinski will welcome Kelly for his first visit to the show.
NBC hosts 'New Year's Eve with Carson Daly'
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 09:50 am
NBC's "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" will ring in the new year with some of the year's best musical performances, including songs from Blake Shelton and Mariah Carey. The two-hour special will air live Tuesday, Dec. 31, beginning in primetime from 10-11 p.m.
IJC board announces Lake Ontario water level adjustments for winter
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 07:00 am
The International Joint Commission, which regulates levels in the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River system has announced water level adjustments for the winter season.
New Year's resolution: Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 07:00 am
Another year has passed us by and now a new one is here. We know one of the easiest things to break is a resolution we make and, silently, somehow, forget about it and, snap, it's broken and forgotten. Here is a resolution you should make and keep forever: "Take an elderly person fishing."
24 Roswell Park physicians included on 'America's Top Doctors' list
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 03:40 pm
Twenty-four physicians from Roswell Park Cancer Institute have been named to Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.'s 2014 "America's Top Doctors" list. The list is compiled annually on the basis of recommendations from physicians. A regional "Top Doctors" directory appears in the January issue of Buffalo Spree magazine.
Lewiston swearing-in ceremony set
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 02:15 pm
Town of Lewiston officials will ring in the new year by taking their oaths of office at a ceremony to be held Wednesday, Jan. 1, at 11 a.m. at the Lewiston Senior Center.
Erie County Fair, 4th largest county fair in North America, wins 19 awards in national competition
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 02:05 pm
On Friday, employees of the Erie County Agricultural Society gathered to publically thank Western New York for being named the 11th largest fair in North America (and fourth-largest county fair) according to a ranking recently published by The ranking includes all county and state fairs, exhibitions, livestock and rodeo shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Jim Toellner named General Manager of the Year
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 02:05 pm
Jim Toellner, president and general manager of WGRZ-TV, has been named Broadcasting & Cable Magazine's GM of the Year in markets 51-100.

Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, the pre-eminent trade magazine in the television industry, states, "An investment in reporting and a watchdog mentality are catalysts for Jim's success in turning WGRZ into the market leader in Buffalo."

"Television is a team sport, and our great team here at Channel 2 is responsible for this award," Toellner said.

Sabres Green Team partners with Cell Phones For Soldiers
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 02:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team has again teamed up with the non-profit Cell Phones for Soldiers organization to provide troops serving in the United States military with cost-free methods of communication with their loved ones.
Artpark among UpstateLIVE's 'Best of 2013' music picks
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 06:00 pm
UpstateLIVE recently released its staff and reporter picks for best venues, albums, shows and festivals in a five-part series on its website, Artpark was named one of the year's "Best Large Venues."
'NORAD Tracks Santa' program a record-breaking success
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 05:50 pm
The North American Aerospace Defense Command's "NORAD Tracks Santa" program exceeded its own records in the number of calls, emails and social media followers this year. The program, which began after a misprinted ad in a local paper in 1955, has more than 1,200 volunteers and NORAD staff answering queries on the location of Santa Claus as he circles the globe delivering presents.
Niagara Falls Memorial announces NY State of Health site schedule for January
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 10:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced its January schedule for Niagara County service sites it operates in support of NY State of Health, the official health plan marketplace designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage.
Empire State College to hold information sessions
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 10:20 am
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor's degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga, on:
New York State Parks to celebrate new year with 'First Day Hikes'
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will sponsor 24 guided hikes in state parks and historic sites on New Year's Day as part of the third annual "First Day Hikes" program taking place across the nation.
Celebrate 30 years of Disney magic Christmas morning with 'Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade'
Tue, Dec 24th 2013 07:00 am
Award-winning actors Neil Patrick Harris and Nick Cannon will join television anchor Lara Spencer in the holly jolly spotlight Dec. 25 to host the "Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade" television special.
Lewiston homes have holiday cheer
Tue, Dec 24th 2013 07:00 am
Several homes in the Village of Lewiston have big, bright, colorful Christmas displays on their front lawns.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops invites restaurants, food trucks, wineries to apply for 2014 festival
Tue, Dec 24th 2013 07:00 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is accepting online applications year-round from Western New York restaurants, food trucks and wineries interested in participating in Buffalo's premier summertime food festival.
New Directions Youth and Family Services has Angel Tree
Tue, Dec 24th 2013 12:25 am
Staff at New Directions Youth and Family Services reveled in the holiday spirit as they wrapped gifts the agency collected for children enrolled in the agency's preventative services through its social media Angel Tree program.
St. Stephen School: Mission Club makes cards for elderly
Tue, Dec 24th 2013 12:15 am
St. Stephen's Mission Club students were busily preparing Christmas greeting cards for the elderly. These cards, made with loving care, are being delivered to the residents at Our Lady of Peace Skilled Nursing Facility.
Adequate hydration is important during winter months, IBWA says
Mon, Dec 23rd 2013 11:55 pm
The International Bottled Water Association reminds consumers that maintaining proper hydration throughout the winter months is important. The main reason is that, in the winter, people tend not to notice they are dehydrated because they aren't sweating as much.

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