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UBcon: After 25 years, University at Buffalo's annual convention still running strong
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 04:00 pm
In 1990, University at Buffalo students hosted the very first UBcon, a gathering of tabletop gamers at the UB North Campus.
Spring is here for Oakwood
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 07:00 am
The fourth annual "Bird Walk" at the historic Oakwood Cemetery, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, will be held at 8 a.m. on two consecutive Saturdays: May 2 and 9.
Award-winning Stewards of Children program comes to Niagara County
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:25 pm
One in 10 children will be sexually abused by age 18. Learn how to prevent child sexual abuse and create a safer community for children by registering and scheduling your organization for a Stewards of Children workshop.
New Directions to host 'Casual Elegance' fundraiser at Buffalo's Foundry Hotel & Banquet
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:20 pm
New Directions Youth and Family Services has announced its sixth annual fundraiser, this year titled "Casual Elegance," will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Foundry Hotel & Banquet, 1738 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.
Funded in 90 seconds: Nine student startups claim $5,000 in prizes during business pitch competition
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:20 pm
An app that allows voters to voice their opinions to politicians. A 3-D metal printer. And a chemotherapy treatment without the unpleasant side effects.
UB summit will promote empowering and advancing women in STEM careers
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:20 pm
As part of its commitment to increase opportunities for female students and other women to build careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the University at Buffalo will host its inaugural Women in STEM Summit.
Higgins recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day, known as Yom Hashoah in Hebrew, a time to remember the heroism of the nearly 6 million Jews whose lives were lost under the Nazi Germany regime.
Buffalo Philharmonic presents 'Link Up' program to four area schools
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:00 pm
Students from four area schools have been working all year to participate in "Link Up."
Former NU President Levesque enjoying new role aimed at advancing scholarships, civic engagement
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 11:00 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., is noticeably relaxed on this sunny April day, 14 years of university presidency etched into his rearview mirror.
Erie County employees accept 1 million pound challenge
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 11:00 am
In celebration of Earth Day 2015, Erie County is partnering with Advanced Technology Recycling to join in a nationwide effort to recycle as many as 1 million pounds of unwanted electronics from April 20-25.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Menne Nursery 'Spring Celebration'
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 10:55 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday (10 a.m. until 2 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 3 p.m.) at Menne Nursery Garden Artistry's "Spring Celebration Event."
Higgins, Niagara University encourage continued community engagement after volunteer fair
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:35 pm
Western New York residents turned out in droves for the first LiveNF Volunteer Fair held April 7 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. The event was organized through Niagara University's ReNU Niagara program and Congressman Brian Higgins.
Poloncarz reaffirms commitment to pay equity on National Equal Pay Day
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy Sawrie Becker, U.S. Department of Labor Womens' Bureau Regional Administrator Grace Protos, and representatives from the WNY Women's Foundation, American Association of University Women, the Junior League of Buffalo and the Women's Business Center at Canisius College to draw attention to the issue of income inequality between genders.
On Equal Pay Day, Higgins calls for approval of Paycheck Fairness Act
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, recognized Equal Pay Day Tuesday by urging passage of legislation aimed to close the pay inequality gender gap.
Sens. Ortt, Young, Funke and Croci: $4.6 million in additional funding to help victims of rape and sexual violence
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:15 pm
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, New York State Sens. Rob Ortt (North Tonawanda), Catharine Young (Olean), Rich Funke (Fairport) and Thomas Croci (Sayville) today announced they succeeded in securing an additional $4.6 million in funding in the 2015-16 state budget to help victims of rape and sexual violence.
Erie County highlights 101 ways county government serves residents
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
April is National County Government Month, celebrated each year by the nation's counties and embraced as a way to increase public awareness and understanding on the many services and programs provided at the county level nationwide.
Senior drug issues subject of May 13 CASE conference
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly will hold its 26th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference, "Senior Drug Issues: A Broad Spectrum Perspective," from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 13.
Western New York AT&T employees recognized for outstanding commitment to service
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
AT&T is proud to recognize Benjamin Roberts, Lori Valenti, Daniel O'Brien and Michael Huber of Western New York, along with the 4,512 employees nationwide, who are being honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award for giving their time to better the communities around them.
Polar Bear Kali expected to move to Saint Louis Zoo
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
Pending the final approval of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and under the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Buffalo Zoo anticipates moving the juvenile polar bear Kali to the Saint Louis Zoo for its new arctic exhibit, "Polar Bear Point."
Poloncarz signs proclamation honoring military veterans, Gold Star Mothers
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was recently joined by Bill Callahan, public affairs officer for the WNY Armed Forces Week committee, in order to affix his signature to a proclamation being prepared in advance of Armed Forces Week and honoring all U.S. veterans as well as the Gold Star Mothers whose sons and daughters gave their lives in defense of our freedoms.
'Runway' to dazzle with innovative student designs
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
See the cutting-edge designs of Buffalo State fashion students and alumni during "Runway," the college's annual fashion extravaganza, at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall.
Work begins on Schoellkopf Park extension
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
Wayside Landscaping & Nursery has begun work on a project to extend historic Schoellkopf Park along the full length of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
NU professor tallies third award from American Journalism Historians Association
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:00 pm
Carrie Teresa, Ph.D., will soon complete her second semester as an assistant professor of communication studies at Niagara University. When she does, Teresa will have already won three prestigious awards from the American Journalism Historians Association, following Thursday's announcement she was selected for the 2015 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize.
N-W faces another budget deficit
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 09:15 pm
Despite an increased state education budget, the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District will need to seek out additional money to fully fund its 2015-16 budget.
Canisius receives $1.15 million gift from Leising estate
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 05:10 pm
Canisius College President John J. Hurley announced today the college has received a $1.15 million gift from the estate of William E. Leising, Class of 1972.
Counting Crows take 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' tour to Artpark
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 04:55 pm
Counting Crows are following up their critically acclaimed seventh album, "Somewhere Under Wonderland," with the U.S. leg of their 2015 worldwide tour.
Lockport still going strong at 150
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
One-hundred and fifty years after officially becoming a city, Lockport is still going strong - something that was evident Saturday as hundreds of Lockportians packed the city's historic Palace Theatre to celebrate their history and dive into a birthday cake, complete with 150 candles.
'Barrel Through Niagara' with public art in Niagara Falls
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
Leaders of the "Barrel Through Niagara" project will introduce visitors to a new public art project from 10 a.m. until noon at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.
Erie County gears up for golf: Season passes now available
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
Winter-weary area golfers looking for signs of spring be be encouraged: Season passes for Erie County golf courses have become available for sale or renewal.
Adopt an SPCA dog at Grandpaws
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
The Niagara County SPCA will be at Grandpaws Pet Emporium from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 18.
Lighthouse Café welcomes Immanuel
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:50 pm
Immanuel returns to The Lighthouse Café at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18. The Christian coffeehouse takes place inside 555 Davison Road, Lockport.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital & Health Center earns re-accreditation from The Joint Commission
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:45 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received another three-year accreditation from The Joint Commission, the nation's leading organization on hospital accreditation. Mount St. Mary's is the only hospital in Niagara County to earn such designation.
Ortt: Joint Senate task force on heroin and opioid addiction announces forums
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:45 pm
The New York State Senate today announced the schedule for the first round of forums being held by the bipartisan joint Senate task force on heroin and opioid addiction.
Buffalo Sabres: Fan Advantage app to hold 'Year in Review Raffle'
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres recently announced the team's Fan Advantage smartphone application is holding a "Year in Review" raffle that includes items from several major events throughout the 2014-15 season.
Artpark adds Lynyrd Skynyrd, Creedence, America, Grace Potter, Three Days Grace, O.A.R. and more
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 10:00 am
Artpark announced more headlining acts that will appear at the venue's popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series.
'Jazz & Pasta' returns
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 07:00 am
"Jazz & Pasta," The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival's worthy warm-up act, will take place from 1 until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St. The annual fundraising event offers food and music from some of the top local chefs and musicians, as well as a basket auction and 50/50 split draw.
Buffalo Sabres: Ted Nolan relieved of duties as head coach
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 06:45 am
Buffalo Sabres General Manger Tim Murray announced Sunday Ted Nolan was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres.
Buffalo Sabres: 2015 NHL Draft Lottery to be conducted Saturday
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 06:40 am
The 2015 NHL Draft Lottery, a weighted system implemented and utilized to determine the order of selection in the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft for the 14 clubs not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs (or the clubs that have acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff teams), will take place at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18.
Hospice Gran Fondo bicycle ride readies for another spin May 16
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo to benefit Niagara Hospice is back for a second year, bringing its "party on wheels" to Niagara County.
Voting underway to select Niagara County Fair logo
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 07:00 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County reports voting is now underway to select the official 2015 Niagara County Fair logo.