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UB medical students bring 'Tar Wars' tobacco-free message to hundreds of fourth- and fifth-graders
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 07:00 am
As the "Great American Smokeout" gets adult smokers thinking about quitting this week, hundreds of elementary school children will learn from University at Buffalo medical students about why they should never start smoking, thanks to a national tobacco-free education program called "Tar Wars."
WNY Chapter Alzheimer's Association welcomes new board members, recognizes outstanding volunteers
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, is welcoming five new members to its board of directors when it conducts its annual meeting Nov. 20 at Pettibones Grille.
National Fuel advises homeowners to avoid snow-related heating emergencies before they happen
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:30 pm
With more than two feet of snow accumulation across parts of Western New York and another big storm set to hit tonight and tomorrow, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. reminds homeowners snow and ice pose a variety of safety and performance issues to their heating systems.
Schneiderman warns against price gouging during major snow event in Western New York
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging during major weather events.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert for hiring snow removal contractors
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:25 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert offering tips for New Yorkers to avoid falling victim to unscrupulous snow removal contractors as winter approaches. By following several basic tips when hiring a contractor, consumers can help ensure quality work and avoid falling victim to scams.
LPD helps in snowstorm
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:25 pm
Erie County Emergency Management reached out to neighboring counties for assistance with overwhelming weather-related incidents.
NFP announces pumpkin-carving, Facebook contest winners
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 08:00 pm
Following a strong round of entries in its pumpkin-carving competition, and a string of new "Likes" on Facebook, Niagara Frontier Publications has announced the winners of its annual fall contests.
Niagara Hospice holds Light-A-Life ceremony
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:35 pm
The Niagara Hospice Alliance will hold the annual Light-A-Life Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.
Girl Scouts of Western New York to host two information sessions in Niagara Falls this December
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:20 pm
It's never too late for girls in grades K through 12 to join Girl Scouts, but why wait any longer to start the fun?
Sabres annual 'Fan Food Drive' set to begin
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will hold a "Fan Food Drive" at three home games during the month of November to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
March of Dimes: Expectant moms and their babies to benefit from new project
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:05 pm
The March of Dimes announced a partnership with Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Sisters of Charity Hospital, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Kaleida Health's Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, the Erie County Department of Health, the Niagara County Department of Health and the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York to implement the "Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait" program.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announces release of Canalside development RFP
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:45 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced a request for proposals has been released for the development of the South Aud Block site, which is in the heart of Canalside on Buffalo's waterfront.
'The Price Is Right' once again features Niagara USA
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the popular daytime game show "The Price Is Right" will once again offer the Niagara USA destination as a prize for a vacation.
Buffalo Sabres-Sharks game to be played as scheduled
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:15 pm
Tonight's Buffalo Sabres game against the San Jose Sharks, taking place at 7:30 p.m. at First Niagara Center, will be played as scheduled.
Poloncarz issues state of emergency in Erie County
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a state of emergency for Erie County due to the impact of a significant winter snowstorm and the aftereffects on public works and emergency services delivery in affected areas.
Travel prohibited in Lancaster, West Seneca, South Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Hamburg
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an update on the lake effect snow in Western New York. The New York State Emergency Operations Center remains open as snow continues to fall to assist anyone in need of help due to these storms.
Handyman, 'Cheers' and Pixar star John Ratzenberger visits Made in America stores
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 05:05 pm
"Cheers" and "Toy Story" star John Ratzenberger is touting products made locally at the Made in America Store. He will appear at three locations Wednesday, signing men's, women's and children's giftboxes that are bursting with domestically made goods.
Why your kid shouldn't be guzzling 'energy' drinks
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 01:05 pm
Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems are more pronounced in children, according to a recent University of Miami study.
Richardson Olmsted Complex: Name and branding of hotel, conference center and culinary experience unveiled
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 01:00 pm
The Mansion Group announced today "Hotel Henry, Urban Resort Conference Center" is the official name of the hotel, conference center, special events and urban resort being built as the cornerstone development of the Richardson Olmsted Complex, a U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Niagara's Choice FCU supports Child Advocacy Center of Niagara
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 12:25 pm
Niagara's Choice Credit Union recently held its first annual charity golf outing. Chosen to receive the funds raised at the outing was The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
New signage in Youngstown
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 12:20 pm
Plans are now in the works for new signage replacements at the four entrances to the Village of Youngstown. The signs have been acquired with the help of the original signmaker's son, Nick Costrino, and the Modern sign shop.
Memorial sets schedule for health insurance navigators
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 12:00 pm
The New York State Department of Health's NY State of Health insurance marketplace began its second open enrollment period Saturday.
'Great American Smokeout' spotlights need to help low-income, low-education or poor mental health groups quit smoking
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 12:00 pm
"The Great American Smokeout" takes place Thursday and serves as a reminder that quitting smoking is essential for good health.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert following recent reports of state tax debt collection scams
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 12:00 pm
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently issued a consumer alert following reports of bogus tax debt collection scams.
Lewiston Tour of Homes sponsors announced
Sat, Nov 15th 2014 11:55 pm
More than 60 local businesses and individuals have stepped forward to sponsor the 2014 Historical Association of Lewiston's Tour of Homes. Topping the list is Chris Castellani of Supermarket Liquors and Wines.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board receives plaza update from Paladino
Sat, Nov 15th 2014 11:00 am
After waiting nine months for Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino to provide an update on his company's Center Street property, the Village of Lewiston Planning Board asked him Monday for time to study his proposal before voting "yes" or "no" on its conceptual merits.
Town of Lewiston finalizes budget
Sat, Nov 15th 2014 09:00 am
Discussions continued, agreements were ultimately reached, and the Lewiston Town Board at last reached consensus Monday on finalizing its 2015 $16.037 million budget.
'Shop Small': Village of Lewiston stores offering 'Black Friday,' 'Small Business Saturday' deals
Sat, Nov 15th 2014 09:00 am
For the third year in a row, local merchants are opening early and offering deep discounts to shoppers leery of long lines, and the "Black Friday" pushing and shoving often shown on TV newscasts. Village vendors promise patrons they'll find a better buying experience in Lewiston.
Town of Lewiston building ice rink, seeking sponsors
Sat, Nov 15th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink will return for its third year of operation next month in Academy Park.
Buffalo Philharmonic to present $15,000 to John R. Oishei Children's Hospital
Sat, Nov 15th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present a $15,000 check to the campaign for the new Oishei Children's Hospital at 9 a.m. Monday at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. The donation reflects proceeds from ticket sales to the July 19 Doctors of the World performance at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Village of Lewiston selects new deputy treasurer
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 06:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees has chosen South Fourth Street resident Edward Walker to serve as deputy treasurer. He replaces Amy Salada, who was appointed clerk/treasurer last month, and Karen Goodman, who retired in June after serving for 31 years.
Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month recognizes caregivers
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:05 pm
November is Alzheimer's Disease Awareness month, a time to support the more than 5 million Americans who have it, as well as the many more millions of people who care for those with the disease.
Starpoint to vote on $15 million capital project
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:05 pm
Residents of the Starpoint Central School District will soon vote on $15.4 million worth of improvements to the district under its Student Health, Safety and Technology Capital Project.
Connor O'Keefe benefit at Lewiston Event Center
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:05 pm
Friends and family of Connor O'Keefe, pictured, have announced plans for a fundraiser from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St.
NCIDA approves tax exemptions for Summit Outlets LP
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 05:00 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors approved an application for assistance from The Summit Outlets LP and developer Zoran Cocov at its board meeting Wednesday.
Town of Niagara gathers for Veterans Day ceremony in Veterans Heights Park
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 04:55 pm
The Town of Niagara community gathered for a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Veterans Heights Park, located at the intersection of Lawson and Bellreng drives. The event was organized by the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs.
'Krafts with Kelly' at Marjim Manor
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 04:05 pm
The Winery at Marjim Manor is hosting its next "Krafts with Kelly" session at noon and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16. This project is a fabric wreath. Guests can choose between a fall, holiday or specific color theme. The $20 cost includes all supplies and refreshments.
Higgins opposes reduced USPS service standards
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 04:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, took to the House of Representatives Floor in opposition to plans by the U.S. postmaster general and board of governors to reduce service standards and consolidate mail-processing facilities nationwide.
Bubbly
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 03:55 pm
More than 50 Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce members participated in the organization's second annual wine tour.
NCP, Aspire to get 'Merry and Bright' at NCCC Culinary Institute
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy and Aspire of WNY will kick off the holiday season with a unique culinary and gift gathering event, "Merry and Bright," from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.