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City of Niagara Falls to kick-off Arbor Week festivities with citywide tree plantings, 'BioBlitz' events
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 04:20 pm
Mayor Paul A. Dyster will join leaders from the Niagara Falls City School District and the Department of Parks and Public Works to host a weeklong series of events marking Arbor Week and Earth Day in the City of Niagara Falls on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29.
Uber unveils ridesharing partnership with Buffalo Bills & Sabres
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 04:10 pm
Beginning this summer, Western New Yorkers will have reliable, affordable and safe transportation options for attending sporting events and concerts. Pegula Sports and Entertainment on Tuesday welcomed Uber as the official ridesharing partner of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bandits.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment announces hospitality division
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 04:05 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment CEO Kim Pegula has announced the creation of the PSE hospitality division, a new unit of the company that will unite the management of all PSE food and beverage properties and create an organized structure to position the company to pursue additional restaurant and hospitality opportunities in Western New York and beyond.
Volunteer firefighter recruitment weekend spotlights 'RecruitNY' campaign
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 04:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by the Doyle Hose Co. No. 1 Chief Don Szumigala, representatives of the Erie County Emergency Services department, Firemen's Association of the State of New York President Ken Pienkowski, and volunteer firefighters from local districts at Doyle Hose Co. No. 1 on William Street in Cheektowaga to kick off the seventh annual "RecruitNY" campaign.
Buffalo Zoo names Norah B. Fletchall new president/CEO
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 09:05 pm
The Zoological Society of Buffalo Inc. on Monday named Norah B. Fletchall to succeed Donna Fernandes as the Buffalo Zoo's next president and CEO. Fletchall is chief operating officer and senior vice president of the Indianapolis Zoological Society.
President of Niagara USA Chamber to step down
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 03:15 pm
Deanna Alterio Brennen will step down from her position as president and CEO of the Niagara USA Chamber on May 12. After leading Niagara County's premier advocacy organization for the past 10 years, Brennen's new role will be the vice president of social enterprise for the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier.
Memorial Million Hearts Project to hold public kickoff event
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host a Healthy Heart Fair to showcase its new Million Hearts Project at a celebration to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the John Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Village of Lewiston receives Arbor Day grant
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 02:45 pm
The Village of Lewiston Beautification Committee and the Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works recently received a $1,000 Arbor Day Community grant from the New York State Urban Forestry Council.
3rd phase of Niagara University community program focuses on kindergarten transition
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Mounting evidence illustrates early education plays a critical role in the cognitive and social-emotional development of children.
Tears for Fears books return engagement at Artpark
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 10:05 am
Artpark fans received welcomed news on Monday, as Artpark & Company announced a return engagement with Tears for Fears. The band will perform in the Outdoor Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 14. Tickets, starting at $17, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Town of Grand Island Conservatives announce candidates
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island has announced its candidates for the November election.
Memorial Auxiliary to hold 16th annual 'Rock-a-thon'
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Auxiliary of Memorial Medical Center will hold its Helen M. Smith Memorial Rock-a-thon from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the hospital's upper lobby.
EC Department of Social Services launches yearlong foster care initiative with Permanency Summit
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Social Services will convene a Permanency Summit on Tuesday, April 25, to bring together local experts to brainstorm and plan ways to improve outcomes for youth in foster care.
Chamber Awards Gala: Chairman's Award, River Region Partnership Award honorees announced
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
YBPA installs new officers, discusses plans for 2017
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association updated its membership for 2017 with a new slate of officers announced, new faces introduced and planning discussions of events for the months ahead.
Village of Lewiston Board to vote on budget on Wednesday
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
No residents spoke at a public hearing on Monday, trustees offered words of praise to Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker and, now, the Village of Lewiston Board is ready to accept the financial plan for fiscal year 2017-18.
Smelt Festival kicks off summer season in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston's first festival of the season, the Smelt Festival, will take place on Cinco de Mayo, Friday, May 5. The rain-or-shine event will begin at 5 p.m. at the corner of Center and North Water streets, and is expected to draw hundreds of hungry visitors, as it has in years past.
Niagara University establishes BA, BS programs in environmental science
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 07:00 am
In commemoration of Earth Day, Niagara University on Friday announced the establishment of two new bachelor's degree programs in environmental science.
The Juice Bar @ Soma Cura debuts
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:15 pm
The Juice Bar @ Soma Cura will hold a grand-opening event from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day). The location is in the Tops Plaza on Grand Island, corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road.
Community leaders honored at Niagara University's 27th annual Business Banquet
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:00 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration recognized five area business leaders during its 27th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 20 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
'Walk for Niagara' takes fundraising one step at a time
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 04:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is looking for participants to put their best foot forward and "Walk for Niagara," rain or shine, on Saturday, April 29, at Whirlpool State Park. The annual event helps raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit's crisis and community service programs, which provide clothing, food, shelter and supportive services to those in need.
NACC 'Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibition' uses Niagara Falls as inspiration
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 04:00 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center's 13th annual "Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibition" will showcase the theme "NF125" in celebration of the 125th birthday of the City of Niagara Falls.
PrepStart Consulting seeks to empower high school students
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:25 pm
A Grand Island college admissions counselor is hoping to empower students with the tools to be successful in post-high school life.
Grand Island Board of Education passes $62 million budget
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education approved a 2017-18 school budget of $62,639,021.
Island of Hope: Student Ambassadors to Paint the Town Purple
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:20 pm
The 2017 Relay For Life Student Ambassadors will head up this year's Paint the Town Purple Day in support of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Grand Island.
John's Pizza & Subs celebrating 35 years
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:15 pm
Best friends since second grade, Gene Mongan and Kurt Raepple still enjoy coming to work every day at the business they started when the were barely out of high school.
Northwest to hold food drive
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:15 pm
The Northwest Bank branch on Grand Island Boulevard will hold a food drive as part of the company's community week activities April 24-28.
Relay For Life Island of Hope: Matthew Eggers shares a family's cancer journey
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Matthew Eggers, 7, one of the Relay For Life's two honorary survivors, is a young golfer.
Relay For Life Island of Hope: Mark Gorton: Hope is alive
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Honorary Relay For Life survivor Mark Gorton, 43, enjoys playing the role of pirate, which is this year's theme for the June 9 event at Veterans Park.
DeGlopper Memorial work continues
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:10 pm
Work on the expansion to the DeGlopper Memorial in the heart of Grand Island continued this week with delivery of retaining wall blocks to the worksite.
Answering tough questions is topic of May 10 CASE Conference
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly (CASE) will hold its 28th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference. "How to Answer the Tough Questions" will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 10.
Wheatfield resident voices concerns of Wilrose Court road flooding
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
At Monday night's Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting, Debbie Bentley of Wilrose Court asked the council members and Highway Superintendent Paul Siegmann what was being done to deal with flooding in her neighborhood's roadway.
NT Valu Home Centers' team donates to local food pantry
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 07:00 am
The team of employees at the Valu Home Centers location in North Tonawanda recently participated in a weight loss challenge, where, all together, they lost almost 132 pounds. Employees decided to try and gather at least 132 pounds of food, and ended up with 360 pounds to donate to the North Tonawanda Inter-Church Food Pantry.
New Canalside management group launches community survey
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:55 pm
In one of its first initiatives as new venue manager, locally based Canalside Management Group (CMG) is offering Western New Yorkers the opportunity to share feedback and provide input about their Canalside experience.
Meals on Wheels volunteers honored
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:50 pm
#LiveNF presented its third Volunteer Fair on Tuesday at the John Duke Senior Center in Niagara Falls. The annual event for Falls residents and community organizations is designed to engage them for the betterment of the Cataract City.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara to host annual Healthy Kids Day event
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will host its annual Healthy Kids Day event on Saturday, April 29, to inspire children to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long. This free event is open to the community and includes activities such as family fitness classes, healthy snacks, arts and crafts, bounce houses, sports, games and face painting.
Mount St. Mary's to hold free vascular health screening
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a free vascular health screening program from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the hospital: 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
Police and fire hockey tournament returns to HarborCenter
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
The second annual Police and Fire Hockey Tournament, presented by Southern Tier Brewing Company, hits the ice at HarborCenter on Friday and Saturday. This year's event features 18 teams of competitive police officers and firefighters competing in two divisions.
Register for Artpark summer camps
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:35 pm
Artpark and Company's annual summer camp offerings for children and teens to explore their inner artist, rock star or performer are open for registration. This year, offerings include three sessions of Art Camp, one two-week Rock Camp program, and an unprecedented four-week intensive Artpark Theater Academy. Visit www.artpark.net for more information or to register a child.
Hundreds of volunteer fire departments across NYS prepare to open their doors
Thu, Apr 20th 2017 03:30 pm
Nearly 400 fire departments across New York state have already signed up for the seventh annual RecruitNY weekend, a major initiative of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY). On April 29-30, firehouses across the state will open their doors to the public in an effort to increase membership in the volunteer fire service.