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Heartfelt thanks to an 'amazing community'
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:25 pm
The guests of honor, Matthew Donovan and Michelle Hess, along with the benefit committee, would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to their fundraiser.
Houghton College first in eastern U.S. to issue student loan repayment guarantee to all new students
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:00 pm
Houghton College is the first and only college in the eastern U.S. to offer a loan repayment assistance program to all incoming first year students in the 2014-15 school year.
Hospice holds traditional tree-lighting ceremony
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara Hospice Alliance will host its annual Light-A-Life Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 4 p.m., under the Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion behind Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival proceeds to benefit breast cancer care causes
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the proceeds from this year's 10th annual Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival will benefit breast cancer care causes throughout Western New York.
YMCA 'Turkey Trot' in need of volunteers
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 07:00 am
While YMCA Buffalo Niagara's "Turkey Trot" is officially sold out, organizers still need help in making this event a success.
Olmsted returns to Riverside Park
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy will be restoring a long-lost garden to Riverside Park. The project, now called RiverRock Gardens, is underway and, once completed, will boast 13,000 square-feet of new pathways, more than 1,100 shrubs and 1,000 perennials, all of which follow a historic plant plan from 1898.
Buffalo History Museum presents 10th annual local author book signing
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Buffalo History Museum presents its 10th annual local author book-signing event Saturday, Nov. 30, from noon until 2 p.m. at One Museum Court (Elmwood Avenue and Nottingham Terrace).
Niagara County SPCA, local veterans join forces
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 12:00 am
The Niagara County SPCA is pairing with local veterans' groups and representatives from Niagara University to bring healing to veterans in the community and animals in the animal shelter.
NCCC to observe 150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 12:00 am
Niagara County Community College will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on Tuesday, Nov. 19, on the Sanborn campus, in the Arts and Media Theater, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
Buffalo Zoo to celebrate first birthday of polar bear cubs
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:50 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate the first birthdays of the polar bear cubs Luna and Kali with a special party. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will be free with regular zoo admission.
Niagara University honors Levesque, Catholic Health at President's Scholarship Dinner
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:40 pm
Niagara University presented awards to the fourth-longest tenured president in the institution's proud history and the second-largest hospital system in Western New York during its annual President's Scholarship Dinner at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert on potential dangers of medical credit cards
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:40 pm
With increasing numbers of health care professionals urging patients to use medical credit cards to pay for treatments not covered by their insurance plans, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert on the risks associated with health care financing.
North Tonawanda: Ortt announces official grand opening of Taylor Devices facilities at Buffalo Bolt
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:40 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt, along with Doug Taylor, president/CEO of Taylor Devices and other local officials, held a grand opening "ribbon-cutting" event at Taylor Devices' facilities located in the Buffalo Bolt business park.
Artpark: Date change for 'Aladdin'
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:40 pm
Artpark & Company has changed the date for next summer's "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" to accommodate local school groups.
State awards $500K grant to Niagara Falls Memorial for innovative senior citizen program
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a $500,000, three-year grant from the New York State Office of Mental Health to operate a "Get Well/Stay Well" program to serve seniors residing in the Niagara community. The project will be operated in collaboration with The Dale Association, a well-known provider of mental health and elderly services in Niagara County.
Turkish Cultural Center's Friendship Dinner coming to Niagara University
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:35 pm
The Peace Islands Institute and the Turkish Cultural Center at Buffalo are holding the fifth annual Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum on Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.
East Hill Foundation supports Community Missions' soup kitchen repairs
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:35 pm
With winter approaching and temperatures dropping, demand is once again on the rise at the Community Soup Kitchen, operated by Community Missions Inc.
Niagara University hosting event to commemorate global commitment to service
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:30 pm
Niagara University's Vincentian tradition is making a positive impact around the world. To showcase the good work being done by students, faculty, staff and alumni, the university is hosting a one-day summit Nov. 21.
Higgins applauds continued momentum on Ohio Street
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed continued momentum on the project to transform Ohio Street into a riverfront parkway following City of Buffalo Common Council approval on the contract.
Higgins recognizes National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month on House Floor
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke today on the House Floor in honor of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month.
Boys & Girls Club hosting fundraising event
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:30 pm
The Boys and Girls Club of Niagara Falls will host "An Evening of Fine Cuisine and Great Fashion," a fundraiser, Friday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 9 p.m., at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St. The event seeks to generate money for the educational organization.
ECHDC board accepts projects plan
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met and adopted a modified general project plan for Canalside. The vote marks an important step forward for the Aud block and the City Street Restoration project.
Town of Lewiston: Reiter steps down; budget work continues
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 03:45 pm
News from the Town of Lewiston finds Steve Reiter has opted to step down as supervisor and from overseeing the town water department. Gary Catlin has assumed both duties.
Maziarz presenting Niagara County business fair at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:45 pm
New York State Sen. George Maziarz will present a free Niagara County business fair Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7-9 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St. Attendance is free and check-in begins at 6:45 p.m.

The event, co-sponsored by Maziarz, the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center and the Niagara USA Chamber, brings together numerous business resources, including local business associations, economic development partners and other local business owners.

NYPA to participate in 'Gird Ex II' drill
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:35 pm
Gil C. Quiniones, New York Power Authority president and CEO, offered this comment on NYPA's participation in the "Grid Ex II" power grid drill:
Operation Christmas Child arrives in Lewiston
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:35 pm
First Presbyterian Church in Lewiston has announced that, for the first time, it is a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child. Items can be dropped off from Nov. 18-24 at 505 Cayuga St.
Home Energy Assistance Program to open Nov. 18
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:35 pm
If you need help with your heating bill, or if you know someone who does, the Home Energy Assistance Program can help. HEAP is a federally funded program that provides assistance to eligible customers to pay their home heating
bills. National Fuel customers are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for assistance, as funds are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, starting Nov. 18.
Archbishop of Ethiopia tours Niagara University, receives President's Medal
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:35 pm
The Most Rev. Abune Berhaneyesus D. Souraphiel, C.M., archbishop of Ethiopia, spent most of Tuesday on the campus of Niagara University.
Higgins announces grant funding to Cazenovia Recovery Systems Inc.
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced Cazenovia Recovery Systems Inc. has been awarded $22,367 through the Department of Veterans Affairs Grant and Per Diem Program.
Higgins applauds House passage of S. 893, Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, hailed passage of S. 893, the Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act, in the House of Representatives. This legislation would provide for an annual cost-of-living adjustment increase to veterans compensation of the same amount as the Social Security COLA.
Sabres hire LaFontaine as president of hockey operations, Nolan as interim head coach
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:05 pm
Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula today announced Pat LaFontaine has been hired to serve as president of hockey operations for the team. Pegula also announced Darcy Regier and Ron Rolston have been relieved of their respective duties. Ted Nolan has been hired as the team's interim head coach and the Sabres have retained the remainder of the coaching staff.
'Mary Poppins' flying into Artpark next summer
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 12:50 pm
Everyone's favorite nanny is flying into town next summer. Artpark has announced its production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins" is slated for July 31- Aug. 8, 2014. Eight performances will take place in the Mainstage Theater.
Buffalo Sabres fire Reiger, Rolston; LaFontaine, Nolan return
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 11:50 am
At a press conference this morning at the First Niagara Center, Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula announced general manager Darcy Reiger and coach Ron Rolston have been fired. Former Sabres star Pat LaFontaine has been brought on as president of hockey operations. He, in turn, has brought back former coach Ted Nolan to serve as interim coach.
Stingray movement could inspire the next generation of submarines
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 03:50 pm
Stingrays swim through water with such ease that researchers from the University at Buffalo and Harvard University are studying how their movements could be used to design more agile and fuel-efficient unmanned underwater vehicles.
How to keep Fido safe during hunting season
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 03:40 pm
It's officially hunting season throughout much of the U.S. Whether you let your cats out by the woods, go hiking with your dogs, or live near a hunting area, it is important to know how to protect your pets.
Assemblywoman Jane Corwin announces fourth annual winter coat and clothing drive
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 03:40 pm
New York State Assemblywoman Jane Corwin is sponsoring her fourth annual winter coat and clothing drive. Her office and locations throughout her Assembly district will accept gently used and cleaned coats, hats, gloves, boots and other winter wear now through Thursday, Dec. 12.
New scholarship established at Niagara University in honor of Father Levesque
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 03:35 pm
Niagara University announced today a new endowed scholarship in recognition of former president Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., and his lasting, positive impact on the school.
Community Missions seeks to make holidays brighter for those in need
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 03:35 pm
Each year, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. matches around 140 of Niagara County's neediest families with local businesses, church groups, service organizations and community members.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School announces Christmas musical
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 03:35 pm
The music department at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will present "Do You Hear What I Hear? A Christmas Musical" this holiday season. The production highlights the birth of Jesus as told through song, dance and scripture.
A.G. Schneiderman, A.G. Biden lead 31 attorneys general in urging smartphone industry to protect consumers
Tue, Nov 12th 2013 03:35 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden announced 31 attorneys general have signed onto a letter urging three of the leading smartphone manufacturers - Google/Motorola, Samsung and Microsoft - to develop a technological means to protect smartphone users in their states by drying up secondary markets for stolen devices and eliminate the economic incentive for theft.

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