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Peregrine's Landing Senior Community celebrates 'Blue 4 Ben'
Fri, May 2nd 2014 04:20 pm
Peregrine's Landing Senior Community of Cheektowaga has collected a generous donation for Ben Sauer. The staff, residents and guests held a basket raffle throughout the month of April, sold candy bars, and collected pop can refunds. The staff celebrated weekly with "Blue" surprises in its life enrichment program and dining services to support his cause.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes volunteers for contributing more than 62,000 hours of service
Fri, May 2nd 2014 04:05 pm
More than 220 volunteers from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center and the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence were honored at the annual volunteer recognition luncheon Thursday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Ceretto issues statement on Howard Milstein potentially buying Buffalo Bills
Fri, May 2nd 2014 03:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto today reacted to news Howard Milstein is expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills and keeping them in Western New York. These reports suggest Milstein, who owns undeveloped property in downtown Niagara Falls, could purchase the Bills and build a new stadium on the property.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's 'Day of Caring' is May 6
Fri, May 2nd 2014 03:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold its "Day of Caring" Tuesday, May 6. The "Day of Caring" is an opportunity for the Niagara Catholic family to give back to the community by helping various nonprofit, religious and civic organizations.
Ransomville Speedway cancels opener due to saturated grounds
Fri, May 2nd 2014 03:45 pm
Ransomville Speedway announced the cancellation of its season-opening program, which was scheduled for tonight, due to the heavy amounts of rain that fell through the middle of the week. Big R reported the speedway grounds are simply too saturated, forcing officials to cancel the 57th season opener.
Plans for Military Place revised
Fri, May 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Town of Niagara residents had an opportunity Tuesday to review revised plans for Benderson Development's Military Place plaza on Military Road.
Town of Niagara: Richards could accept plea deal
Thu, May 1st 2014 06:00 pm
Rumors were rampant in the Town of Niagara this week that Supervisor Steve Richards will be accepting a plea deal in State Supreme Court on Monday and stepping down from office.
Niagara: Military Road business boom continuing
Thu, May 1st 2014 11:15 am
Three new Military Road businesses are celebrating openings this weekend - Petco, Firehouse Subs and Supercuts.

The grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration of Firehouse Subs, located in the Fashion Outlets of Niagara mall, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3.

Supercuts is holding its grand opening at 1520 Military Road with $5.99 haircuts from Friday, May 2, through Friday, May 30.

Coming soon in the LaSalle Center are a Five Below discount store and a Shoe Carnival store.

Niagara University holding community 'garage sale' May 15-16
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:50 am
For the second year in a row, Niagara University is organizing an end-of-year community garage sale. The public event will take place in the Kiernan Center Thursday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lewiston Art Festival needs your recycled pop bottles
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:50 am
If you have any plastic, two-liter pop bottles laying around in the garage, or in your recycling bin, consider donating them to the Lewiston Council on the Arts for a new art project that will take place at the "Modern Art Zone" during the 48th Annual Lewiston Art Festival Aug. 9-10.
Higgins calls on Congress to go beyond DOT highway bill proposal, make large-scale investment in America's infrastructure
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:45 am
Congress Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the House Floor urging Congress to make a bold investment in this nation's infrastructure.
'Wreaths Across America' at Oakwood
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:45 am
On April 9, Whitney Mallam, president of the Oakwood Cemetery Association, awarded Tim Baxter, operations director, with a certificate of recognition from the "Wreaths Across America" organization for his dedication as committee chair.
A.G. Schneiderman offers tips to consumers affected by dramatic power bill increases
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is offering tips to those who have been affected by increased electrical bills. According to media reports and data collected from customers, electric rates for National Grid have gone up, on average, 60-75 percent this winter and spring, compared to the same timeframe last year. The attorney general's office continues to receive numerous consumer complaints about high electric bills.
UB hosts Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
The University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts and the University of Florida Center for the Arts in Medicine announce the seventh annual Arts in Healthcare Clinical Practice Intensive, to be held Aug. 4-15 in Buffalo at the Center for the Arts.
First Buffalo Jr. Sabres Golf Tournament scheduled for July 7
Thu, May 1st 2014 10:00 am
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres have announced the first Buffalo Jr. Sabres Golf Tournament will take place Monday, July 7, at Westwood Country Club in Williamsville.
Higgins honors Holocaust National Days of Remembrance on House Floor
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor to recognize the week of April 27 as the Holocaust National Days of Remembrance.
Ceretto votes for domestic violence protections
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto voted Tuesday in favor of new protections for victims of domestic violence.
Susan Conners to speak about Tourette syndrome at Museum of disABILITY History
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
As part of its "Dialogues on disABILITY Speaker Series," the Museum of disABILITY History welcomes Susan Conners, author and president and founder of the Tourette Syndrome Association of Greater New York State.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue visits Grandpaws Pet Emporium Saturday
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Grandpaws Pet Emporium, 784 Center St. (near the corner of North Eighth Street), Lewiston. Meet Joey, Hal, Sally and Penny, and get information about the adoption process, animal care, upcoming meetings and events.
New York Power Authority shines light on sun safety
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 01:30 pm
The New York Power Authority's "Sensational Saturday: Staying Safe in the Sun" event will be held May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Niagara Power Vista, the visitors center at the Niagara Power Project.
May is American Stroke Month
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 07:00 am
During American Stroke Month in May, the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association, asks all New Yorkers to learn two things that may save a life.

Stroke is the most preventable cause of disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. Someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds, yet 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

According to the American Stroke Association, knowing if you are at risk for stroke is critical, because many risk factors can be modified and controlled. The No. 1 stroke risk factor is high blood pressure.

Collesano wins Republican caucus
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 10:45 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano will represent the Republican Party in the June 17 election. The incumbent took 56 of 77 votes in Tuesday's caucus, defeating challenger Jamie Symmonds.

"I accept your nomination; thank you," Collesano told a crowd of almost 100 inside the Red Brick Municipal Building gymnasium.

Niagara University hosting Empowering Volunteers Conference
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free community preparedness conference Saturday, May 17.
NU commencement honorees include two Pulitzer winners, hospitality leader
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
A pair of Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and a hospitality magnate will address Niagara University graduates during commencement ceremonies taking place in the Gallagher Center May 8 and 10.
WNY legislators seek to stop private lobbyists from getting public pensions
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:20 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-Newfane, and Assemblyman Sean Ryan, D-Buffalo, today announced their joint efforts to advance legislation that would restrict private lobbyists from obtaining pensions through the New York state and local retirement system.
Hunting or trapping of wild boars in New York now prohibited
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 05:05 pm
A new regulation that prohibits hunting or trapping of free-ranging Eurasian boars in New York State was formally adopted, state Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced Monday. The regulation is designed to ensure maximum effectiveness of DEC's statewide eradication efforts.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $1.7 million in funding for WNY projects
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board announced it recommended $1,720,000 in funding to three Western New York enterprises: We Care Transportation Services, Nexus Natural Gas LLC and Innomotive Solutions Group LLC.

In total, the latest projects recommended for funding awards are expected to create 128 jobs and result in investments by project applicants of $23.25 million.

Two of the projects recommended are related to energy. The WNYPPAB Act stipulates 15 percent of funds need to be dedicated to energy projects. The recommendations are expected to be considered by the New York Power Authority board of trustees at its May 20 board meeting.

Leadership Niagara hosts Leader of the Year event
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 04:40 pm
Leadership Niagara will host its annual awards luncheon and celebrate its 30th anniversary on Wednesday with 250 Western New York leaders in downtown Niagara Falls.
Lewiston: Mount St. Mary's Hospital formalizing affiliation with Catholic Health
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:10 am
Catholic Health, Ascension Health and Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center have agreed in principle to formalize a comprehensive agreement to have Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Niagara County become a full member of the Catholic Health System.
Historic Riviera Theatre to dedicate completion of marquee restoration and improvement project
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:05 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center will officially dedicate the completion of the iconic marquee's restoration and the venue's improvement project Friday, May 2, at 10 a.m. State and foundation officials who were key funding sources of the project will be on hand along with state and local elected officials, theater staff, board of directors, volunteers and local businesses.

The public is welcome to attend; the theater will be open to the public after the ceremony.

Grisanti names Joseph Chudoba 'Veteran of the Month'
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 01:35 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently announced Joseph Gregory Chudoba as the fourth recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
Higgins presents family of Montford Point Marine William H. Givens with Congressional Gold Medal
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
In a special ceremony, Congressman Brian Higgins and members of the United States Marine Corps presented the family of Montford Point Marine William H. Givens Jr. with the Congressional Gold Medal for his service during World War II.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' calls on kids to be heroes at their favorite state park
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:55 am
Spider-Man, star of Columbia Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," visited Riverbank State Park to encourage youth to "Be a Hero" at their favorite New York state park and register to volunteer Saturday, May 3, for "I Love My Park Day."
Aretha Franklin, Heart, Styx, Michael McDonald, Sara Bareilles: Artpark reveals final outdoor acts
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark announced the final performers in the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series 2014 season lineups Monday morning. The list includes:
Lewiston Public Library May programs, events
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of May.
Discover 'History in Your Backyard'
Mon, Apr 28th 2014 07:00 am
Seven Erie and Niagara County cultural attractions are teaming up to present a collaborative weekend, May 8-10, enabling guests to visit seven locations for one price. "History in Your Backyard" participants will receive a commemorative passport that will be stamped at each attraction. The passport will also contain discounts for numerous local restaurants.
The Silo opens with mouth-watering new menu items
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 09:30 am
Oh, you won't believe this.
Lewiston Smelt Festival expected to draw large (hungry) crowds May 2
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Lewiston and The Silo Restaurant, in cooperation with the Niagara River Anglers, will celebrate one of the region's most famous natural resources when they host the Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Olsen to speak on 'Ponder Price, Purchase: Armand Castellani - Building a Collection in the 1980s'
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, May 15, the Castellani Art Museum will open its "Meet Me at the CAM" "Art City" series with a presentation by former director Sandra Olsen, Ph.D., on the formation of the museum's collection of modern and contemporary art.
Learn about genealogical records
Sat, Apr 26th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will present the free program "Genealogical Records Found in the Lockport Public Library and the Niagara County Historians Office" at 7 p.m. on April 30 at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
 


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