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Niagara Falls Memorial announces NY State of Health site schedule for November
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced its November schedule for 10 Niagara County service sites it operates in support of NY State of Health, the official health plan marketplace designed to help people shop for and enroll in health insurance coverage.
Red Cross blood drive
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 07:00 am
The American Red Cross announces it will hold a blood collection drive Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 2 to 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 5050 Cayuga St., in the village.
Sabres honor veterans with Military Appreciation Night
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will be commemorating Veterans Day by honoring members of our nation's Armed Forces during the Nov. 12 game against Los Angeles. The team will be offering a special ticket package for the game and welcoming veterans from all over Western New York.
Lagoon opposition in Lewiston
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 11:00 am
Rumors of a potential lagoon project eyed for Lewiston spilled over at the Lewiston Town Board meeting, where a number of local residents vented their opposition on the mere idea of it ever becoming reality.
Can You Help? Donovan-Hess benefit
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:05 am
Local residents are invited to stop by the 3F Club, 904 Swann Road, Saturday, Nov. 9, starting at 4 p.m., where the Donovan-Hess benefit will be held to assist victims of a recent fire.
Ceretto promotes 'Veterans Information Day' Nov. 10
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is working with the Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. to promote a "Veterans Information Day" on Veterans Day weekend. The event will take place at the Lewiston firehall from noon until 4 p.m. Nov. 10.
Wound Center of Niagara invites public to Nov. 7 open house
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
The Wound Center of Niagara, the area's first comprehensive wound care facility, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.
Niagara University to honor Father Levesque, Catholic Health at President's Scholarship Dinner
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
The fourth-longest tenured president in Niagara University history and the second-largest hospital system in Western New York will be honored during Niagara University's President's Scholarship Dinner, set for Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel and Event Center.
Special Fort Niagara tour will explore era of LaSalle
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
On Friday evening, Nov. 15, Old Fort Niagara will present a special evening lantern tour focused on the 17th century history of the site. The tour will recount the explorations of LaSalle and the construction of forts Conti and Denonville during the final quarter of the 17th century. Tour participants will also get an up-close look at daily life for those who accompanied LaSalle on his bold explorations of the Great Lakes.
Cute, but creepy, creatures visit Aquarium of Niagara
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
Kids and critters make for a good time when Jeff Musial and his Nickel City Reptiles and Exotics visit the Aquarium of Niagara from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls beats goal for Community Missions food drive
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
With the winter months quickly approaching, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls conducted a competition to stock the shelves at the Community Missions' food pantry. More than 3,000 pounds of food later, the drive has officially been declared a success.
Village of Lewiston: Country Doctor opens at new location
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 12:00 am
The Country Doctor Antiques & Gifts officially opened Friday at its new location, 549 Center St. (formerly Artzee), in the Village of Lewiston.
Recovery from severe winds continues across upstate, National Grid urges safety around electric equipment
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 09:45 pm
With extremely strong winds buffeting efforts throughout the day, National Grid field crews continue the difficult task of restoring electric service to thousands of customers affected by the storm that rolled in Western New York last night and this morning, and is now making its way across the state.
Wegmans, Roswell Park Cancer Institute launch 'QuitClub,' a smoking cessation program for store employees
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 08:00 pm
Wegmans Food Markets Inc. and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have joined forces to offer the "QuitClub," a smoking cessation program available to all Wegmans employees and eligible spouses who want to quit smoking.
Gusty winds to impact Buffalo, NYC, Philly
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 01:55 pm
AccuWeather reports as a potent disturbance begins to exit the Great Lakes Friday, gusty winds will continue to reach eastward to the upper part of the Atlantic Coast. These strong winds will have the ability to down tree limbs and power lines. Folks could experience sporadic power outages throughout the day.
National Grid prepared for windstorm
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 01:55 pm
National Grid is now gearing up to address any electric service issues that may result from extreme winds. Potentially heavy rain and very strong wind gusts are expected across the company's upstate New York service area in Western New York, and moving east.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls preview 2014 season with 'We All Brawl II - Spill-o-ween'
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, Nov. 2, the Queen City Roller Girls will kick-off the 2014 season with the second annual "We all Brawl - Spill-O-Ween" exhibition bout. This year's event will feature three teams of 20-21 skaters competing in three, 30-minute bouts.
Annual home tour features 'Christmas Cottages in the Country'
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 07:00 am
The kickoff of the Christmas season starts in Lewiston on Dec. 7 and 8 with this year's Lewiston Home Tour, a fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston.
NU Student Culture Expo: Student talents return for another one-night exhibition at Castellani Art Museum
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum will host its third annual NU Student Culture Expo with an exhibition of student work from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14.
March into the holidays
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 07:00 am
The ninth annual Electric Lights Parade will once again jump-start the holiday season, starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, along Military Road in the Town of Niagara.
Basic STAR homeowners must register
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 07:00 am
The New York State Tax Department claims more than half of the eligible homeowners in New York have registered for their Basic STAR exemptions.
Set clocks back, but change smoke detector batteries, too
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 06:05 pm
At 2 a.m. this coming Sunday, Nov. 3, we all will set our clocks back one hour in accordance with Daylight Saving Time. We often think of Daylight Saving Time as a time we either get an extra hour of sleep or we lose one, but when it comes to life safety we hope to encourage you to use this time for more than setting your clocks.
Welcome home veterans at Buffalo Veterans Day Parade
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 06:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 9, veterans groups, civic groups and other veteran supporters will march in the 2013 Veterans Day Parade in Buffalo.
The wondrous world of 'Aladdin' comes to the Artpark stage next spring
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 04:20 pm
Artpark has announced "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" as its annual springtime children's theater offering. Philadelphia's Enchantment Theatre Company will present two Mainstage Theater performances (10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.) May 6, 2014.
Halloween STOP-DWI crackdown
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 03:40 pm
All weekend, state and local law enforcement agencies will be out in force, utilizing sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols to deter drunk driving during related to Halloween.
Give thanks at 7th annual 'Barksgiving'
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 02:10 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 2, join Educate A Bull and members of the community as they celebrate the seventh annual "Barksgiving" at Chestnut Ridge Park.
NU senior to receive second community service award for Niagara Falls Park revitalization
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 02:10 pm
Niagara University senior Joseph Hotchkiss will soon receive his second award based on his ongoing efforts to rebuild and transform Hydraulic Park, located on the corner of Niagara and Third streets in Niagara Falls.
Country Doctor on the move
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 12:50 pm
The Country Doctor Antiques & Gifts has moved into a new location and will hold a grand opening Friday. Store partners have taken over 549 Center St. (formerly Artzee), and invite the community to stop by from 4 to 7 p.m. for refreshments.
Angel to Apple wins seasonal window display contest
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 11:30 am
Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique was named winner of the first seasonal window display contest, an offshoot of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's annual Scarecrow Display.
Empire State Development announces new cheese plant to open in Chautauqua County
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 10:55 am
Empire State Development has announced Empire Specialty Cheese Co. LLC will invest $6.37 million to expand its business in New York state. The company will purchase and upgrade an idle manufacturing facility in Chautauqua County to accommodate new and existing cheese production processes, resulting in the creation of 204 new jobs.

Empire State Development, the state's economic development agency, assisted Empire Specialty Cheese Co. with its expansion project by providing $650,000 in Excelsior Job Program tax credits.

'Provocative Question' provides basis for unique NCI grant awarded to RPCI researcher
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 10:55 am
The National Cancer Institute's new Provocative Questions research funding program has awarded a prestigious grant to a researcher at Roswell Park Cancer Institute to investigate a promising, but neglected or unexplored area of cancer research.
First Niagara teammates raise breast cancer awareness among 'Irreplaceable' women in their lives
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 10:15 am
Bank employee's nonprofit "Project Irreplaceable" raises awareness of the importance of self-examination and mammography for early detection of breast cancer, which has touched the lives and loved ones of 86 percent of First Niagara's workforce
Governor's Office of Motion Picture and Television holds 'New York Loves Film Roadshow' in Buffalo
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 10:15 am
The Governor's Office of Motion Picture and Television Development held a "New York Loves Film Production Roadshow" Monday at WNED studios in Buffalo. Hosted by the Buffalo Niagara Film Office, the workshop featured two 60-minute face-to-face conversations with filmmakers, production support, small business owners, post-production providers and New York government representatives discussing film production practices and issues across the state.
'The Great WBBZ-TV Talent Search' takes place Saturday, Nov. 9
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 10:10 am
WBBZ-TV will hold '"The Great WBBZ-TV Talent Search" Saturday, Nov. 9, from noon until 3 p.m., at the Eastern Hills Mall television studio (next to Macy's).
Higgins urges strong commitment to helping returning veterans find work
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, recently spoke on the Floor of the House of Representatives to urge his colleagues to make a strong commitment to veterans' employment.
Ceretto pleased Robert Moses Parkway redesign moving forward
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, said he is pleased the next steps in the redesign of the Robert Moses Parkway can now take place. Ceretto wrote a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo asking for the project to be advanced, and was recently informed steps will be taken to expedite the design process.
Buffalo Bills autograph signing to benefit United Way of Greater Niagara
Wed, Oct 30th 2013 01:15 pm
Two of the most popular members of the Buffalo Bills are signing on for a special event to benefit United Way of Greater Niagara.
Higgins: Nov. 15 deadline for students seeking service academy nomination
Wed, Oct 30th 2013 01:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is reminding high school students seeking a service academy nomination to submit their applications to his office by Nov. 15.
Maid of the Mist boats to be lifted onto new drydock facility
Wed, Oct 30th 2013 11:00 am
The newly installed Liebherr crane will lift the Maid of the Mist boats from the Niagara River on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 9 a.m., moving the vessels onto the new drydock facility that was built at the former Schoellkopf site in Niagara Falls.
RPCI researchers discover novel mechanism of tumor cell invasion in melanoma
Wed, Oct 30th 2013 11:00 am
The most devastating feature of cancer is that it often spreads throughout the human body and forms secondary tumors also known as metastases. One of the most aggressive metastatic cancers with no currently available curative therapy is melanoma, a type of skin cancer that originates from melanocytes, cells that normally make skin tan. Lifetime risk and mortality rates of metastatic melanoma have been steadily increasing for decades.

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