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Empire State Development names Schoepflin Western New York regional director
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:35 pm
Empire State Development today announced Christopher J. Schoepflin, who currently serves as president of USA Niagara Development Corp., will oversee the Western New York regional office.
Buffalo Bisons, (716) to host 'Meet the Team Night'
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:35 pm
Buffalo Bisons General Manager Michael Buczkowski and HARBORCENTER Vice President of Food and Beverage Dominic Verni today announced the Buffalo Bisons 2015 "Meet the Team Night" at (716) Food and Sport.
Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center celebrates Easter
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:35 pm
Children from the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center visited residents of the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence to deliver Easter baskets and treats.
Patriots Day Weekend commences re-enactment season at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:40 am
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to Patriots Day Weekend, April 18 and 19, when its re-enactment season officially begins - with a bang!
Bill Ross will not seek 12th term
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:30 am
William L. Ross, the longest serving chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, will step down at the end of the 2015 calendar year. He has been elected chairman of the Niagara County Legislature a record 11 times.
Raise funds for WNY Ovarian Cancer Project
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 07:05 am
The WNY Ovarian Cancer Project announces the start of its third annual geranium sale.
Who to fly: Sniffing out the best airlines for pet travel
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 07:00 am
When it comes to airlines, there really is no one-size-fits-all answer to which is best for traveling with pets.
TROVE Predictive Data Science invests in Buffalo/Niagara expansion
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:05 pm
Empire State Development, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and TROVE Predictive Data Science today announced a significant expansion that will result in a $3.3 million investment and creation of 36 new, high-tech, high-paying jobs.
Higgins announces deadline extension for congressional art competition
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins HAS announced an extension of the deadline for submissions to the congressional art competition. All artwork submitted from students in Higgins' district will be featured in a public gallery and available for viewing online. The winning piece will be displayed in the tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.
Community Missions to hold Kids Café April 11
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:05 pm
Families of young children in the Niagara region may wonder what fun and interesting activities are available for youth on weekends. Community Missions hopes to provide an answer to this question.
Brother Emmanuel of Taizé visiting Niagara University April 9
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
Brother Emmanuel, a member of the ecumenical monastic community in Taizé, France, will visit classes, offer lectures during lunch and dinner, and present a three-hour retreat April 9 at Niagara University.
Raising awareness to protect women against sexual assault
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
The National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog), Nevada first lady Kathleen Sandoval and AlertID founder Keli Wilson have teamed to raise awareness and offer resources for victims in commemoration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April).
UB basketball sends out 'Thank you' video to fans
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
With March Madness in the rear-view mirror for the University at Buffalo men's and women's basketball teams, both squads took some time to thank a key contributor to their success this season: The fans.
Families can travel the world around Buffalo at Explore & More this spring break
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
Beginning Friday, April 3, and running through Friday, April 10, children and families can travel the world around buffalo this spring break, visiting a different area of the globe each day at Explore & More Children's Museum.
Old county public health laboratory to see frightening new use
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 10:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz unveiled a new re-use project that adds a new dimension to one of Erie County's oldest facilities: the old and unused public health lab.
Lewiston: KeyBank sponsors 31st annual Chalk Walk Competition
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 07:00 am
KeyBank recently signed on as the exclusive sponsor of the 31st annual Chalk Walk Competition presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts. The colorful event is the highlight of the Lewiston Art Festival, and features teams of talented high school art students from across Western New York.
Public comment period opens for Greenway Projects in Lewiston, Niagara Falls, Erie County
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced today the public comment period has opened for the 44th round of projects, which will be considered at the group's May 19 meeting.
Erie County: Dates announced for free rabies clinics
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 07:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein have announced upcoming rabies clinics to be held in May and September in communities across Erie County, including Buffalo, Orchard Park, Tonawanda, Amherst and Cheektowaga.
Lewiston Lions host membership dinner
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 07:00 am
Lions Clubs International celebrates April as new membership month. The Lewiston Community Lions Club will hold a prospective new member dinner from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston.
Letchworth State Park named Best State Park in U.S.
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 11:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced Letchworth State Park, one of New York's flagship parks, took the 2015 USA Today Readers' Choice Award for Best State Park.
Sabres game-worn away, third jerseys up for auction
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 11:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will hold an online auction of the second set of the team's game-worn away jerseys and the first set of the game-worn third jerseys from the 2014-15 season.
Ortt, Ceretto, Panepinto, Poloncarz offer mixed response to budget
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 12:50 pm
State Sens. Rob Ortt and Marc Panepinto and Assemblyman John Ceretto offered the following thoughts on the state budget.
Cuomo announces highlights from passage of 2015-16 state budget
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 12:35 pm
"For the fifth year in a row, the state budget holds spending growth below 2 percent and continues a record of fiscal discipline that has reversed decades of budgets that increased spending faster than inflation or personal income growth."
Mental Health Commissioner Sullivan shuffling up to Buffalo to speak at Policymaker's Breakfast
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 07:00 am
Mental Health Peer Connection, part of the WNY Independent Living Inc. family of agencies, is presenting its seventh annual Policymaker's Breakfast.
(716) to host Masters brunch April 12
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 07:00 am
(716) Food and Sport will continue the "Ultimate Fan Destination Series" Sunday, April 12, with the Masters Championship brunch.
Family & Children's Service of Niagara receives a $20,000 grant from Verizon to support domestic violence services
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 07:00 am
Family & Children's Service of Niagara recently received a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program to help support domestic violence survivors through the Passage Program and Passage House Shelter in Niagara County.
Buffalo History Museum receives grant funding
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo History Museum announces the receipt of travel grants in the amount of $1,000 to allow four museum staff members to visit the Corning Museum of Glass.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara announces sale of Niagara Falls branch
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 07:00 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara today announced the sale of its building at 1317 Portage Road in Niagara Falls to the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission. The sale will close in approximately 60 days and the Y will cease operations in the building May 31.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Fan Appreciation Weekend' slated for April 10-11
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans for "Fan Appreciation Weekend," which will take place during the team's final home and away games of the 2014-15 regular season.
The Community Kitchen wins NU's $10,000 entrepreneurship competition
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 03:55 pm
The winner of Niagara University's first-ever poverty-focused social entrepreneurship competition is The Community Kitchen.
State pension fund adds $30 million for investments in New York companies
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:40 pm
The New York State Common Retirement Fund has committed an additional $30 million to Primary Venture Partners to invest in state-based companies, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced Monday.
Relive 'History of Drive-Ins' with Transit Drive-In's Rick Cohen
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:35 pm
Just the word "drive-in" evokes a flood of memories for generations of Americans raised on movies and automobiles. Today, drive-ins are few and far between, but Niagara County is fortunate to have two still in operation.
Mockup of UB's new medical school passes 'worst-case scenario' wind and rainstorm tests with flying colors
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:35 pm
Starting in April, beams of steel will rise at the construction site at the corner of Main and High streets in downtown Buffalo, providing passersby with their first glimpse of the new University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, which will open in 2017.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital community service plan available
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:35 pm
As a leading health care provider, each year Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center provides millions of dollars in charity care, health education and wellness programs to the local community.
New York to take center stage in weeklong 'Wheel of Fortune Loves NY' broadcast starting April 13
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:35 pm
New York Lottery has teamed up with "America's Game Show," "Wheel of Fortune," to bring national attention to the state and to give New Yorkers a chance to win fabulous prizes.
New York Power Authority fishing piers to open for season
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:25 pm
NYPA fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the New York Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will open for the season, Monday, April 6, weather permitting. The fish cleaning station also will be available as long as temperatures remain above freezing.
Niagara Law Center hosts inaugural continuing legal education course
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:25 pm
Judges, defense attorneys and prosecutors - including Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante - assembled at Niagara University this month for a criminal procedure practicum seminar.
Sevenson Environmental Services supports the arts
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:25 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts Executive Director Irene Rykaszewski recently met with several employees at Sevenson Environmental Services to say "Thank you" for their sustained corporate support of LCA's ambitious schedule of cultural programming.
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. selects #PerfectDayNF winner
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:25 pm
Visiting Niagara Falls USA was something Lisa Powers and her family did because it was "in their backyard." When she began dating her now husband, she always wanted to see it again, but never got the chance - until now.
National Park Service, National Park Foundation launch 'Find Your Park,' encouraging people to connect with, celebrate national parks, public lands
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 01:00 pm
The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation have announced the launch of Find Your Park, a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 and setting the stage for the next 100 years.