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YWCA cash raffle dinner fundraiser set
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 11:45 am
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will host its ninth annual cash raffle dinner and fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Cambria Volunteer Fire Co., 4631 Cambria Wilson Road, Lockport. This year's event will be sports-themed and casual.
NIOGA Library System launching campaign aimed at engaging young adults
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 01:50 pm
NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, is launching a new campaign aimed at young adults in Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties to call their attention to the vast resources available at their local library, including free Wi-Fi, video games, music and video streaming, and eBook downloads.
Erie County Fair announces 'Happy Together' Tour
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 12:10 pm
The Erie County Fair has announced the "Happy Together" Tour will perform inside the GUSTO Grandstand as part of the National Grid Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.
Researchers to study link between gastric bypass and alcohol abuse
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 12:05 pm
A new collaborative study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and the Penn State College of Medicine will investigate why a significant percentage of people who undergo gastric bypass surgery develop alcohol abuse problems.
Furever Friends event in NT
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 07:00 am
Furever Friends Dog Rescue of WNY hosts a basket raffle, 50/50 split draw, bake sale and live music from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at American Legion Stephen Sikora Post 1322.
Buffalo Sabres: Robin Lehner undergoes season-ending surgery
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced goaltender Robin Lehner has undergone successful surgery on his right ankle and will be unavailable for the remainder of the team's games this season.
Buffalo Zoo to announce baby gorilla name at 'APE-ril' event this weekend
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will announce the winning name for the new baby gorilla during an "APE-ril" event this Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the gorilla exhibit.
'Golden Jubilee' gala to commemorate 50 years of Canisius College Regents Scholarship Ball
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 04:20 pm
The Canisius College Board of Regents will commemorate 50 years of the Regents Scholarship Ball when it hosts a "Golden Jubilee" gala on Saturday, May 7, at Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 3rd annual 'Spark' Cultural Awards
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 03:25 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced details of its third annual "Spark" Cultural Awards, presented by M&T Bank.
DEC: Zero hunting fatalities in 2015 season
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 03:00 pm
The 2015 New York hunting season proved to be one of the safest on record and yielded the first year without a hunting-related shooting fatality since the 1950s, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Heart of Niagara Adoption event at Tractor Supply Lockport
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:55 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Corey, Maddie, Mollie, Sugar, Tillie and Zandie from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Tractor Supply, 6015 S. Transit Road in Lockport (next to Lockport Athletic & Fitness and Flips Gymnastics).
UB Alumni Association to honor university alumni and friends at awards ceremony
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:50 pm
Frank Clement (BS, 1966) hasn't let a distance of 2,600 miles keep him from remaining close to the University at Buffalo.
Special Alzheimer's program
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:45 pm
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions.
Workshop scheduled for prospective school board members
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:40 pm
Has anyone ever said you would make a great school board member? The Erie County Association of School Boards will present a workshop for prospective school board candidates 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca.
New law doesn't spell the end of paper prescriptions for nursing homes, vets or emergency rooms, says UB pharmacy law expert
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
Despite the perception that medical prescriptions are now completely electronic in New York state, we haven't seen the last of paper prescriptions - or your doctor's bad handwriting - according to University at Buffalo pharmacy law expert Karl Fiebelkorn.
Spending your tax 'REFUND' wisely can improve your finances
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the state's Division of Consumer Protection are highlighting six ways the 7 million New Yorkers who receive tax refunds can make smart decisions with their money:
'Buffalo Unconference' powered by AT&T turns attendees into presenters
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
Returning for its second year by popular demand, Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T is an interactive event built to bring together a diverse group of people, so they may share their knowledge on topics they are passionate about through presentations, demos and open discussions.
Poloncarz, health department announce free rabies clinics
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:45 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Gale R. Burstein announced five free rabies vaccination clinics have been scheduled this year for owners of dogs, cats and ferrets who want to protect their pets.
IHOP restaurants' National Pancake Day breaks fundraising records
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:40 pm
They came, they ate, they donated.
Artpark summer Art Camp, Rock Workshop now available for registration
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:40 pm
Registration is underway for Artpark & Company's annual summer Art Camp as well as its new Rock Workshop.
YWCA Niagara Frontier hosts 2nd annual Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:20 pm
It's not easy to walk a mile in her heels. It's also not easy to leave a relationship involving domestic violence or to heal from a sexual assault.
NU president discusses higher education opportunities for Vietnamese students with Catholic cardinal in Vietnam
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:15 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, met with Vietnamese Cardinal Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon during a trip to Hanoi this week.
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences among U.S. medical schools White House recognized for combating opioid epidemic
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:10 pm
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo is among medical schools nationwide that are at the forefront of fighting the opioid epidemic, according to a fact sheet released today by the White House.
From scientific research to performances in the arts, 'Discovery Week' showcases UB student achievement
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:10 pm
The University at Buffalo's commitment to undergraduate research and creative activities sets the stage for a nine-day university-wide showcase of its inaugural "Discovery Week" - exhibits, programs, presentations and events to celebrate the depth and variety of extraordinary experiences available to UB students.
New naloxone training program for pharmacists takes aim at opioid epidemic
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 07:55 pm
To fight the opioid epidemic ravaging Western New York, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences joined forces with the Erie County Department of Health and the Harm Reduction Coalition to create a naloxone dispensing education program.
Ransomville Speedway: Preparations continue to build for 2016 season
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 pm
With just four weeks left prior to the start of the 2016 season, things continue to be busy at Ransomville Speedway.
Tapping the fruits of their labor: Producers savor maple flavor
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
A precious quantity of local syrup sweetened the pancakes, while the congratulations flowed freely at a special breakfast at the Village Inn restaurant Sunday.
Island Ship Center expansion heralds 10-year anniversary
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Just in time for their company's 10-year anniversary, Seema and Fahim Mojawalla of the Island Ship Center are near completion of a major business expansion.
Zonta Fashion Show and Luncheon is April 17
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Tickets are going fast for the annual Zonta Fashion Show and Luncheon. The event is Sunday, April 17, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and luncheon is at 12:30 p.m.
Sept. 2 set as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on Grand Island
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its regular meeting Monday, March 21, to proclaim Sept. 2 of every year as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on the Island.
Christina Crane is new Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce sales and marketing manager
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:35 am
Christina Crane made a name for herself locally as she helped launch successful promotional campaigns for the Lewiston Stone House and the Lewiston Event Center. Now, she's looking to shine a spotlight on more of the area's businesses and attractions.
Winner & new champion: Readers vote Linda's Catering Company 'Best Fish Fry'
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:00 am
Linda's Catering Company won Niagara Frontier Publication's fifth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, ending The Beach House's three-year reign. Chef Linda Brown, serving out of Elks Lodge No. 346 (next to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA), received 19.9 percent of the 316 reader votes to take the title.
Alexa Foundation names Lahrache exec. director
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
The board of directors of the Lewiston-based It Happened to Alexa Foundation has announced the recent appointment of Sandra Lahrache to the position of acting executive director.
Viva San Giuseppe at Casa Antica
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
Casa Antica held its annual St. Joseph Day table Sunday in the Village of Lewiston. As usual, diners in the crowded restaurant had their fill of different pizzas and breads, as well as seafood, pasta and numerous desserts.
Planning underway for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
One neat event in coming months is the Great Contraption Race, a great on-river happening with the proceeds going to benefit the programs of the Lewiston-based It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Chamber Gala: Ron Winkley is Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced the Town of Lewiston supervisor and council chose Ron Winkley as the 2016 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
Village of Lewiston OKs new entryway for St. Peter's
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 10:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston approved a handicap-accessible addition for St. Peter's R.C. Church and School at Monday's monthly board meeting. The renovation will take place on the west side of the building, facing North Sixth Street.
Buffalo Sabres: Fan Appreciation Night set for April 8
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans for Fan Appreciation Night, presented by ADPRO Sports, which will take place on April 8 during the team's final home game of the 2015-16 regular season.
'Key to Locks' Award honors Lockport Canal lockmaster Joel Beyer
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:50 am
Joel Beyer, longtime Erie Canal lockmaster in Lockport, has been named winner of the 11th annual Key to the Locks Award. Beyer will receive the award from Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey in an 11 a.m. ceremony, Saturday, May 7, at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St.
Department of Health awards $450,000 grant to Memorial Medical Center for innovative post-hospital care program
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:15 am
The New York State Department of Health awarded a $450,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support the continuation of a successful program that ensures better post-hospital care while reducing hospital re-admissions and nursing home stays.