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Community, students to experience OFN's bicentennial of British attack
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
Mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 19, and help commemorate the 200th anniversary of the British attack on Old Fort Niagara and the Village of Youngstown.
Tour of Homes winner named
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 08:05 pm
Julie Muscato of Julie Muscato Interior Design and John Taylor of Pallister House Florists, both of Lockport, won Best in Show - The People's Choice Award at the Historical Association of Lewiston annual Tour of Homes this past weekend.
Iron Order Motorcycle Club donates to Eastern Niagara Hospital
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:55 pm
Members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club Lockport Chapter recently raised $1,225 to buy new equipment for Eastern Niagara Hospital's child and adolescent psychiatric services unit.
Sandy Hook anniversary a time to reinforce 'comprehensive prevention,' UB anti-bullying expert says
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:45 pm
The one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shootings is an opportunity to reaffirm the need for comprehensive prevention that goes beyond physical security, Amanda B. Nickerson, Ph.D., director of the University at Buffalo's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, said.
New York's Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $425 million for tonight's drawing
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:45 pm
The New York Lottery today announced the jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing has been increased to $425,000,000. The $25,000,000 jump from Tuesday's advertised jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union supports Buffalo Humane with new holiday tradition
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:45 pm
Cornerstone CFCU employee Dan Martin had a great idea to celebrate the season and help a worthy cause. Martin suggested employees could help the community by donating $5 to wear jeans with an ugly Christmas sweater, and have the money go to a local charity.
Niagara Falls Memorial elects medical staff officers for 2014-15
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:40 pm
Komal Chandan, M.D., has been elected president of the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. He will take office in January and serve a two-year term.
Citizens Bank Foundation provides support for Community Missions' kitchen
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:40 pm
The community soup kitchen program at Community Missions recently received a $4,000 check from the Citizens Bank Foundation in support of its hunger relief efforts. The check was presented Thursday to Robyn L. Krueger, executive director of Community Missions, by Citizens Bank Senior Vice President Stephen Scello.
HARBORCENTER announces team of the month contest
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:40 pm
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey today announced the details of the HARBORCENTER team of the month contest.
Sabres to sell autographed holiday ornaments for charity
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will again provide fans a chance to do some holiday shopping while supporting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation with the return of their annual autographed ornament surprise.
Empire State Development announces Innovation Hot Spot awardees
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:30 pm
Empire State Development announced Thursday that, through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative, the first five regions across New York state were awarded funding to launch Innovation Hot Spot programs.
Time to Dance: Enjoy dance, basket auction
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:00 am
Time to Dance in Town of Niagara will hold its annual holiday performance at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at Niagara Falls High School.
Ho, ho, ho on Washington Street
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:00 am
Santa is coming to the front of the DePlato house at 2430 Washington St., Bergholz, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 14 and 21.
Behind the Badge: Stay safe this holiday season
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:00 am
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season in full swing, please consider taking the following precautions to help alleviate the possibility of becoming a victim while you are out shopping for that special gift:
Ceretto rolls out Western New York tax relief plan
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 04:05 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, today rolled out his plan to deliver significant tax relief to Western New York families during the upcoming legislative session.
Riviera Theatre presents 'The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Tour' with Neil Sedaka, Lesley Gore, Frankie Avalon
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 04:05 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre presents "The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Tour" starring Neil Sedaka, Lesley Gore and Frankie Avalon on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 8 p.m.
Message is simple: Don't make dangerous decision to drink and drive
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 03:20 pm
As your Erie County Clerk, responsible for overseeing auto bureau operations, it is time to remind everyone not to drink and drive this holiday season and not to ride with anyone who has had too much to drink. If you have had too much to drink, for everyone's sake, please do not get behind the wheel of your car.
Police agencies hold holiday crackdown
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 03:00 pm
From Nov. 27 through Dec. 1, local police agencies participated in a Thanksgiving DWI enforcement program.
Town of Niagara: Board to make police commissioner appointment
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 02:45 pm
Who has the power to appoint the town's police commissioner and whether paying that person a stipend goes against state statute dominated the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting on Tuesday.
The eyes have it in Fichte, Endl & Elmer Facebook contest
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 02:45 pm
It is time for the second annual Holiday LASIK Giveaway at Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare. "Like" the doctors' Facebook page, get the official rules, then submit a brief essay telling them why you or someone else you know should win free eye surgery.
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, hosts 5th annual New Year's Eve Guitar Drop
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 09:00 am
Get ready to rock 'n' ring in the new year. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, hosts the city's fifth annual New Year's Eve Guitar Drop. Fans can join Hard Rock and count down to 2014, as a 10-foot Gibson guitar, painted by local artist Rob Lynch and illuminated by Ken-Ton Electronics, is lowered off the Giacomo Hotel at midnight.
'Tidings of Joy' Christmas Project underway at local libraries
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 08:45 am
For more than 20 years, the Youth Services (REACH) division of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. has coordinated with Niagara County libraries to put on the "Tidings of Joy" Christmas Project. The program provides Christmas gifts for youth involved with the mission, allowing members of the community to purchase gifts for the youth.
Health System Services donates to Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 08:45 am
The staff of Health System Services and their friends "adopted" 14 families and collected clothes, toys and personal items that were given to the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center.
Oishei Foundation gives award to support St. Bonaventure/Hilbert study
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 08:45 am
The John R. Oishei Foundation has awarded St. Bonaventure University and Hilbert College $250,000 to support the two schools' efforts to create a strategic alliance.
New York's Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $400 million for Friday
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 08:35 am
The New York Lottery has announced the jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing has been increased to $400,000,000. The $56,000,000 jump from Tuesday's advertised jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
ECC students, employees rally together for annual holiday drive
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 08:35 am
The holiday season is a time for communities to come together, celebrate and cherish their good fortune. For Erie Community College's community, it's a time to lift up fellow students - those pursuing a better future one class at a time.
Seneca Niagara Casino celebrates grand opening of major sections of $26 million transformation
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:20 pm
An unmatched casino entertainment experience awaits visitors to the area's premier gaming and entertainment resort, as officials from Seneca Gaming Corp. took the wraps off large glittering sections of completed upgrades to the main gaming floor at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. The upgrades are part of a $26 million transformation announced by the corporation earlier this year.
Adam Mair agrees to join HARBORCENTER Academy of Hockey
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:10 pm
HARBORCENTER VP and Director of the Academy of Hockey Kevyn Adams announced today that Adam Mair has agreed to join the HARBORCENTER Academy of Hockey staff as a coach.
Engineers zap bridges with electricity to test for corrosion
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:05 pm
Rust is a civil engineer's nightmare.
'One year that will change your life': 29 regional leaders graduate from Leadership Niagara
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
Leadership Niagara will recognize 29 regional leaders for successful completion of the organization's 12-month leadership development program during a graduation ceremony Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Mezzanine Room.
Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo plan Christmas Masses
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
A tradition dating back to the 1980s, the celebration of special Christmas Masses will continue at four Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo on Thursday, Dec. 26, at 5:30 p.m.
Cuomo congratulates 180 State Police graduates
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
Earlier this week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo congratulated 180 new members of the State Police at the 200th session graduation ceremony from the Basic School of the New York State Police Academy.
Schneiderman commends Cuomo, Lawsky for issuing new regulations to help New York homeowners avoid foreclosure
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman praised Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Benjamin M. Lawsky, superintendent of the department of financial services, this week for issuing new regulations permitting "shared appreciation" mortgage modifications in New York. Under a shared appreciation modification, a bank or mortgage servicer agrees to reduce the outstanding principal balance on a borrower's mortgage in exchange for a share of any future increase in the value of the home. For borrowers who are underwater on their mortgage, owing more than their home is worth, shared appreciation modifications can significantly improve their chances of avoiding foreclosure.
Buffalo Zoo participates in toad conservation efforts
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo sent hundreds of endangered Puerto Rican crested toad tadpoles to Puerto Rico in November as part of a major conservation effort. The tadpoles were later released into sites in southern Puerto Rico, where they will help repopulate the wild population there.
Schneiderman requests information from leading wireless carriers on decision to reject anti-theft technology
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 03:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sent letters to the CEOs of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, United States Cellular Corp. and Sprint seeking information regarding their decision to prohibit Samsung from pre-loading an opt-out "kill switch" application on approved smartphones. This default feature would enable legitimate smartphone users to "brick" their stolen phones remotely and render them permanently inoperable when they fall into the wrong hands.
Naughty or nice? 5 tips to help your dog mind his manners at holiday gatherings
Wed, Dec 11th 2013 07:00 am
The holidays are a time for treasured family gathering. For pet parents, this includes those members with four legs and fur. While you might be thrilled with the idea of decking the halls with family, friends and Fido this year, Fido may not be so enthusiastic.
Artpark to welcome The Kingston Trio and Glenn Miller Orchestra
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 04:55 pm
Artpark has announced The Kingston Trio and Glenn Miller Orchestra are set to perform at the Mainstage Theater in the summer of 2014.
Stella Niagara students collect returnable bottles to fund clean water project
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:30 pm
Students at Stella Niagara Education Park spent weeks collecting returnable plastic bottles in order to raise $300 to provide clean water for people in a developing nation. Through Heifer International, SNEP is donating the funds to purchase a treadle pump that will help to irrigate fields.
LA Fitness to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony at grand opening
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:25 pm
LA Fitness will host a grand opening for its newest location in Niagara Falls on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join LA Fitness staff at 6610 Niagara Falls Blvd., at 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce.
Unraveling how H. influenzae thrives in COPD patients
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:25 pm
It can be almost painful to watch individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease breathe. When they're not coughing, they're fighting for every breath.

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