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IMPACT Sports Performance announces summer program
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:50 pm
IMPACT Sports Performance Director Jason Jerome today announced plans for the 2016 Weed & Feed summer training program. The 10-week program aims to help young athletes "weed" out negative habits and "feed" on the positives of their training program and life.
DEC seeking assistance in locating black bear dens
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:50 pm
This winter, State Department of Environmental Conservation wildlife biologists are seeking the public's help to learn about new black bear dens throughout New York.
Higgins announces details for annual Congressional Art Competition
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting local high school students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition.
Western New York Independent Living to hold community job fair March 10
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:40 pm
Western New York Independent Living, Inc. welcomes those seeking employment to attend a community job fair running from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday March 10.
In celebration of International Wildlife Day, DEC reminds New Yorkers to 'Return a Gift to Wildlife'
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:30 pm
On International Wildlife Day, the Department of Environmental Conservation reminds New Yorkers they can help conserve wildlife in New York by donating to the "Return a Gift to Wildlife" program when they complete their income tax forms by April 15.
United States Military Academy to perform on Historic Palace Theatre stage
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:20 pm
At 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2, the United States Military Academy will perform on the Lockport Palace Theatre stage, 2 East Ave.
Assemblyman John Ceretto: Local services offer help filing taxes
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:15 pm
No one likes to pay taxes, but yearly refunds can be a silver lining. Figuring out exactly how to file for your tax refund, however, can be frustrating and confusing. Thankfully, several local organizations are prepared to help.
Shamus Restaurant 'History Center Night' benefits Niagara History Center
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:05 pm
Make plans for the 12th annual "History Center Night" at Lockport's Shamus Restaurant, from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. Enjoy a fine dinner at the Shamus as you help support the History Center and its programs.
National Fuel seeks input on proposed dehydration facility, residents express concerns
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 01:55 pm
National Fuel presented an early sketch plan of its proposed Liberty Drive dehydration facility to the Town of Wheatfield Planning Board Wednesday night.
Jastrzemski adds new veterans service officer: Army veteran will provide counseling on services
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 10:25 am
The Niagara County Clerk's Office has long made veterans' outreach a top priority, and County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said a new appointment at the Veterans Service Agency he heads reaffirms that commitment.
Residents have mixed opinions on Wheatfield's Summit mall sports facility
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 10:00 am
Wheatfield residents discussed the pros and cons of the proposed Niagara International Sports and Entertainment facility for The Summit mall Wednesday night during a public information session held by the town's Planning Board.
4th annual 'Spring Fever' antique fair at Kenan Arena
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 12:55 pm
The Niagara Art Trail is pleased to present the fourth annual "Spring Fever" antique fair.
Higgins discusses details of 8th round of TIGER grant competition
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced applications are now being accepted for the eighth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. For fiscal year 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $500 million toward transportation infrastructure-based TIGER grants nationwide.
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross at Ironworks
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 11:55 am
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross will take the stage at Buffalo Ironworks at 3 p.m. this Saturday for a matinee show.
Heart of Niagara adoption event at Pet Supplies Plus
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 11:45 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Corey, Izzy, Jenny, Tillie, Tosha and Tucker from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
Buffalo History Museum announces M&T 'Third Fridays' 'Giants of Buffalo' 2016
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 11:45 am
The Buffalo History Museum announces its fourth annual "Giants of Buffalo" program. Local hospitality sage Russell Salvatore and award-winning television and film writer/producer Diane English will be feted at the M&T "Third Fridays" event this spring.
Panepinto legislation would increase criminal penalties for sales of controlled substances on or near park grounds or playgrounds
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 09:10 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, announced the passage of his co-sponsored legislation (S.994) to protect New York's most vulnerable residents in a 56 to 5 vote Tuesday.
Dunkin' Donuts Partners with Hospice Buffalo for annual Spring Bouquet Sale
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 09:00 am
This week, Dunkin' Donuts locations in Erie County will partner with Hospice Buffalo to help raise funds for the 30th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet sale. From March 2-5, all Erie County Dunkin' Donuts locations will offer customers a specialty Bloom Donut as a "Thank you" when they make a $1 donation to Hospice Buffalo.
Abbagail's Law passes senate, seeks to close impaired driving loophole
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 09:00 am
For the sixth consecutive time, the New York State Senate has passed Abbagail's Law, sponsored by Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda. The bill (S2976) would prevent an impaired person with a driver's license from supervising a person behind the wheel who holds a learner's permit.
NRR Chamber hosts free program on identity theft
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 12:15 pm
Join the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a free program on identity theft at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, at Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union (Community Room, 721 Center St., Lewiston).
NCCC Workforce Development offering free workshop on drones
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 11:55 am
The Niagara County Community College Workforce Development division is offering a free information workshop, titled "Drones: An Introduction to Small Unmanned Aerial Systems," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in Room E-140, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
ECC one of eight SUNY schools to share $1 million in state-funded career center support
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 11:55 am
In late February, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and New York State Department of Labor Acting Commissioner Roberta Reardon announced Erie Community College submitted one of eight projects involving 15 SUNY community colleges that will receive a portion of $1 million (provided by the 2015-16 state budget).
From classroom to community: NU students helping Habitat for Humanity, Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 11:30 am
Students taking a management principles course at Niagara University are being presented with an opportunity to make a major difference in the community.
Lewiston Art Festival applications still available
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 11:30 am
Applications are still available for the 50th annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show.
Higgins, ReNU Niagara announce second annual LiveNF Volunteer Fair
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 09:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Niagara University's ReNU Niagara program announced the second annual LiveNF Volunteer Fair, an event to connect local residents interested in civic engagement with volunteer-driven organizations doing good work in the Niagara Falls community.
Quasar cleans up after Wheatfield site's stock feed tank overflows
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 09:00 am
Wheatfield resident Monica Daigler was driving by Quasar Energy Group's Niagara Bio Energy facility on Liberty Drive Sunday when she saw "black stuff (coming) down the side of the feed tank."
Statement from Empire State Development, Suny Polytechnic Institute on status of Riverbend project
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 08:30 am
"The state is processing $82 million in payments for Riverbend, which is slated to be delivered to SUNY Poly and disbursed as soon as tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. All stakeholders have been alerted and this action will bring payments current. The project is slated to open on time and on schedule in the third quarter of 2017."
Higgins: Finishing touches underway on the Lodge at Buffalo River Fest Park
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 05:05 pm
Valley Community Association Executive Director Peg Overdorf and Congressman Brian Higgins, pictured, provided a sneak peek at the lodge located along the shore of the Buffalo River. The new waterfront destination is set for a full public grand opening this May.
Buffalo Sabres acquire conditional third-round pick for McGinn
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired a conditional third-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Jamie McGinn.
Collins invites VA Secretary McDonald to tour Western New York VA facilities
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 03:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today released the following statement after sending a letter to U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald inviting him to tour the recently embroiled VA health facilities in Western New York and urging the implementation of Lean Six Sigma in order to improve efficiency across VA facilities.
Rare find deepens Buffalo Launch Club's roots
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:50 pm
A barn demolition has yielded a treasure trove of historical "gems" for the archives of the Buffalo Launch Club - records that go back to the club's foundation in 1903.
Roswell Pfohl: The man, the architect, the boater
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:50 pm
Roswell Pfohl didn't have a lot of time for leisure activities amid a busy career as an architect, according to his daughter, Peggy Bauman. But what time he did have, he loved to spend on the local waterways and at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Responding in today's world: Border Patrol and LPD conduct real-life shooter response exercises
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:25 pm
"We need to be prepared; be progressive; forward thinking. This is a perfect example where agencies, no matter what the jurisdiction is, in real life we're all going to be coming together."
Shoreline sweeps scheduled at Erie County Parks
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 02:15 pm
Four Erie County parks will be among the two-dozen-plus local sites selected for shoreline sweeps by Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper as part of Earth Day cleanup efforts from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 23.
UPDATED: Celebrate the Beatles in Lewiston
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts introduces a new event, "Twist and Shout" - a daylong celebration of the Beatles - will take place from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at The Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. Tickets are $5.
Collins, McNerney introduce legislation to prevent diabetic eye disease
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 01:10 pm
U.S. Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY-27) and Jerry McNerney (California) today released the following comments after introducing H.R. 4642, the Diabetic Eye Disease Prevention Act. The legislation works to prevent blindness and eye diseases associated with diabetes.
NGO aimed at improving health & education in Niger established by NU professor
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 12:55 pm
A nongovernmental organization founded by a Niagara University professor to assist women and children in Africa with health and education concerns celebrated its first anniversary Feb. 17.
Coffee and concert at The Lighthouse Café
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 12:45 pm
Jim Drew and Humble Soul return to The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19.
St. Pat's Day 'Yappy Hour' at Davison Road Inn supports Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 12:45 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue invites the public to attend a St. Patrick's Day "Yappy Hour" and basket raffle at Davison Road Inn, 383 Davison Road, Lockport, from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 15.
UB's Bright Buffalo Niagara seeking applicants for $25K entrepreneur pitch competition
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 12:40 pm
Applications are open for the seventh annual Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo, which will be held on June 15 at the Hotel @ The Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo.