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Cuomo announces nearly 10-percent increase in summer state park and campground attendance
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced New York state parks, historic sites and campgrounds hosted another successful season, with nearly 38.6 million estimated visits from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The state park system saw a 9.6-percent increase in attendance from the same summer period in 2014.
Higgins: $2.97 million for American Apprenticeship Initiative of Western New York
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $2,975,884 in federal funding for Western New York through the U.S. Department of Labor's American Apprenticeship Grants Program. The grant will support the American Apprenticeship Initiative of Western New York under the leadership of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
Higgins: $640,000-plus for NFTA's Amherst-Buffalo corridor study
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will receive a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation totaling $640,765 for its Amherst-Buffalo corridor study.
Buffalo Sabres sign Cody Franson
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Cody Franson to a two-year contract.
BBB says look before you buy tickets to Sunday's sold-out Bills game
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
With the continued excitement of a new coach, new quarterback and several new players, Buffalo Bills fans wasted no time buying up season and single tickets, passing the 60,000 season ticket sales mark for the first time in franchise history.
Tops Markets signs on as official sponsor of 'The Rex Ryan Show'
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 04:40 pm
The unusual pairing of Tops CEO Frank Curci with Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan in a television commercial is just one of the many interesting features associated with the naming of Tops Friendly Markets as the presenting sponsor of the "The Rex Ryan Show" - the newest Buffalo Bills-themed television series.
Record-breaking numbers in Niagara Falls
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:45 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. announced Wednesday summer tourism numbers are up in Niagara Falls.
Everything you need to know about this weekend's Peach Festival
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:15 pm
The 58th edition of the Niagara County (aka Lewiston Kiwanis) Peach Festival is this weekend, Sept. 11, 12 and 13, on the grounds of Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. Times are 5 to 11 p.m. on Friday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Increased patient volume brings more private rooms to Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
Due to a steady increase in demand for inpatient care, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced it is adding more private rooms for inpatients.
Limited number of tickets available for Mount St. Mary's Foundation's 16th annual Good Works Gala, 'Phantom of the Opera'
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
A limited number of tickets are still available for the Mount St. Mary's Foundation's 16th annual Good Works Gala, "Phantom of the Opera." The black-tie event will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive in Lewiston.
Buffalo Sabres: Season kick-off luncheon announced
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's season kick-off luncheon will take place Wednesday, Oct. 7. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Nemi, McNall praise preservation of murals
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
A pair of county lawmakers from Lockport is praising the preservation of a pair of historically significant murals painted by tuberculosis patients by the new owners of the county's former nursing home.
Niagara Catholic marks 40th anniversary with 'Welcome to the Family' open house campaign
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
Niagara Catholic Junior-Senior High School has announced a celebration of the institution's 40th anniversary and the launch of its "Welcome to the Family" open house campaign to help increase student interest and enrollment. NCHS is inviting all prospective students and parents to attend the school's official open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sept. 27.
Grandpaws hosts 'Peachy' adoption event this weekend
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 04:00 pm
Grandpaws Pet Emporium will host Akron Canine Rescue Angels from 1-4 on Saturday and Sunday at 402 Center St. ACRA will be on site with adoptable dogs and puppies.
Lewiston Lions host Tuscarora Indian School students
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 04:00 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions Club has kicked off its new membership year and speaker series.
Derek Plante, Jeremy Roenick named head coaches for 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 04:00 pm
Derek Plante, a Stanley Cup champion who spent eight years in the NHL, including six with the Buffalo Sabres (now a developmental coach for the Chicago Blackhawks) and Jeremy Roenick, a current studio analyst for the "NHL on NBC" who played 20 years in the NHL and is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, will serve as head coaches for the fourth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Sept. 24 in Buffalo.
Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary installs officers, presents $31,000 gift
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The Auxiliary of Memorial Medical Center installed officers and presented a check for $31,000 to the hospital at the group's annual meeting at the 755 Restaurant. The gift included $25,000 toward a leadership pledge of $100,000 for Memorial's Cardiac/Stroke Care Center campaign.
Niagara County Office for the Aging to host health fair
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The third annual "Niagara County Healthy Connections" senior and caregiver information and resource fair will take place from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Lewiston Peach Festival this weekend
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc. adopters, fosters and volunteers will walk in the Lewiston Peach Festival Parade this Saturday, with their own dog-friendly dogs to show solidarity and support of the rescue's ongoing work of helping animals find "forever homes."
International fife and drum concert at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Old Fort Niagara will host a concert featuring four international fife and drum ensembles on Monday, Sept. 21. It is offering free admission to the fort and concert on this day to residents of Niagara, Erie and Orleans counties.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces last chance to qualify for 2016 community arts, arts education and individual artist grants
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced one final "last chance" information session for the 2016 New York State Council on the Arts regrants. The session will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 95 Perry St., fourth floor, Buffalo. Applications are due at noon Oct. 16.
Kenan Center to present Lauren Winner, author and lecturer on Christian spirituality
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:30 pm
The Kenan Center and First Presbyterian Church of Lockport present a talk by author, lecturer and professor of Christian spirituality Lauren Winner at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Kenan Center Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
Buffalo Bills bring back QB Matt Cassel
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 11:45 am
The Buffalo Bills today announced the team has signed quarterback Matt Cassel. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Buffalo Philharmonic appoints Dennis Kim new concertmaster after yearlong search
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:45 am
Dennis Kim has been named the new concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, after a search that brought candidates from all over the world to perform with the BPO.
Niagara University establishes school of nursing
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:45 am
Acknowledging the proud tradition and promising future of its nursing programs, Niagara University has officially established a school of nursing.
Niagara University students complete new internship in Haitian school founded by alumnus
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:45 am
What is happening at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable is truly extraordinary. In all of Haiti, there is no educational institution like the one founded by 1978 Niagara University alumnus Edward J. Brennan.
End of summer is start of tailgating season
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:35 am
The thermometer may not be persuaded yet, but we've now reached Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of summer.
Auer: Lew-Port will be ready
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:05 am
Lewiston-Porter High School is in the midst of a nearly $26 million district capital improvement project and, with school ready to begin on Sept. 9, rumors have been floating throughout the district that Lewiston-Porter would not be ready to handle the masses come Wednesday.
Gus Macker all about hoops
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
When all was said and done, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament turned out just as event organizer Corey McGowan planned.
Lewiston Kiwanis: 'Bud' Thompson Memorial Garden rededication
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has announced a rededication of the Kiwanis "Bud" Thompson Memorial Garden will occur at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Kiwanis Park in the Village of Lewiston.
'Come Dine with Me - WNY!' launches sixth season
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 08:00 am
Starting at noon Sunday, Channel 7 is airing "Come Dine with Me - WNY!" The half-hour program, entering its sixth season, showcases top regional restaurants as their chefs share recipes and serving suggestions.
Quarantillo to compete on 'The Ultimate Fighter'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
Professional MMA fighter Billy Quarantillo of Gracie Tampa South, Florida, originally from Lewiston, will be among those who will be competing on "The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber."
Welcome to your new school: Kaegebein Elementary updates put staff 'over the moon'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
When Principal Mary Haggerty took the helm of Kaegebein Elementary School, she found one room with a hole large enough that she could put her fist through it, steel framework was visible.
Higgins, Poloncarz announce $2.65 million in federal funding for vehicles and mobility programs
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced $2,652,265 in federal funding for transportation and enhanced mobility programs, including 47 vehicles, to benefit seniors and individuals with disabilities in Western New York.
Money for wishes
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:45 pm
Cheryl Reed of the Town of Niagara wanted to teach her 8-year-old granddaughter about helping others.
Winds, Waves & Wines with The Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:00 pm
Winds, Waves & Wines, the Aquarium of Niagara's 16th annual major fundraising event, will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Robert Moses Parkway North public session to be held
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, USA Niagara Development Corp., The New York State Department of Transportation, the New York Power Authority and the City of Niagara Falls have announced a public information meeting will be held to present the proposed "build alternative" for the Robert Moses Parkway North Removal Project, which runs from Main Street in Niagara Falls.
Erie County, partners collaborate on electronic waste recycling event
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:50 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant and Advanced Technology Recycling, has announced a collection and recycling event for all types of electronic waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant, 2995 River Road in the Town of Tonawanda.
Park Rangers add resources to Erie County parks
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, Chief of Police Services for the Erie County Sheriff's Office Scott Joslyn, Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services Gregory Butcher and community members at Chestnut Ridge Park to introduce three new parks personnel, a supervising Park Ranger and two Park Rangers.