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Sanborn Boy Scout Troop 824 to collect donations for Community Missions
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
This Saturday, local Boy Scout Troop 824, based in Sanborn, will team up with the Tops Friendly Market on Military Road in the Town of Niagara for "Good Turn for America." The troop has chosen Community Missions to receive the donations collected.
Schumer and Higgins call for immediate halt of efforts to close Amherst Social Security office
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
Following a call with Social Security Acting Commissioner Carolyn Colvin, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins are insisting the Social Security Administration halt all plans to close the field office in Amherst.
Artpark summer camp registration is now open
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:40 pm
Registration is underway for Artpark's annual summer day camps for children and teens, held throughout July and August. Visit www.artpark.net for more information on camps and a printable registration form.
Maziarz releases data on special pothole repair money coming to Niagara County
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz has announced the enacted 2014-15 state budget contains $40 million specifically for road repairs after this particularly harsh winter. Nearly $600,000 of this will be allocated for local governments in Niagara County in "Extreme Winter Recovery Grants."

This grant money comes on top of record-level funding for the Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program, the normal mechanism for delivering state aid to municipalities for surface improvements on locally controlled thoroughfares.

Higgins pays tribute to Ralph Wilson on House Floor
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins recently took to the Floor of the House of Representatives to pay tribute to longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr., who recently passed.
Spring construction boom hits Town of Niagara; Five Guys among tenants of project
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
With the weather finally becoming more springlike, residents and visitors in the Town of Niagara as usual will start seeing more and more construction vehicles at work. But this year, more commercial construction than ever is expected, especially along Military Road.

Town of Niagara building inspector Chuck Haseley has been hard at work with building permits and plans to be presented to the town's Planning Board. It's not unusual for the town to have 600 to 800 building permits per year, but there has been nothing of this commercial magnitude within the last five years, he said.

Cuomo announces $245,000 in funding for two Western New York businesses
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 10:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced more than $245,000 in funding awards to two Western New York companies for projects that will create 35 new jobs in the region, and expand manufacturing capability, increase productivity, provide job training, and grow market share for their businesses.

The New York Power Authority trustees approved funding to Eden Valley Growers Inc., and Living Green Insulation Products and Services LLC.

This represents the fifth round of funding awards approved by the trustees from recommendations made by the Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board.

Child Advocacy Center of Niagara to host Clothesline Project at Niagara Falls Memorial
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:55 pm
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara and YWCA of Niagara will bring the Clothesline Project to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center from April 14-18.
Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. debuts new Niagara USA website
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:55 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. launched its new website Wednesday as part of its quarterly sales meeting. Located at http://www.niagara-usa.com/, the website provides guests with numerous things to do and offers ways to explore Niagara Falls. It also provides trip-planning tips and hotel reservation options.
Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls launches new menu
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:55 pm
The Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, officially unveiled its new menu Wednesday. The global restaurant chain is promoting its new fare with the slogan "It Tastes As Good As It Sounds," which emphasizes the eatery's unique connection to the music industry.
Rivershore Inc. announces affiliation with People Inc.
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:50 pm
Rivershore Inc., a private Lewiston-based not-for-profit organization supporting people living with developmental and other disabilities in Niagara County, announced today it has become an affiliate of People Inc., Western New York's leading nonprofit human services agency.
Seneca Casinos unveils 2014 'Summer Rush' entertainment lineup
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 11:05 am
Officials with Seneca Gaming Corp. announced a blockbuster summer entertainment lineup they hope will delight tens of thousands of music and comedy lovers. The "Summer Rush" 2014 schedule was unveiled on a 20-by40-foot high-definition screen in the heart of the gaming floor at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel - a fitting display for a larger-than-life entertainment series.
Op-ed: Old Fort Niagara's visitor admissions up dramatically
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 10:20 am
When the New York Times named Niagara Falls to its list of "52 Places to Go in 2014" earlier this year, the iconic photo of the waterfalls themselves was not what was featured. Instead, a photo of Old Fort Niagara's French Castle was selected to accompany the article.
Erie Canal Discovery Center participates in Lockport 'Downtown Bunny Hop'
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 10:15 am
The Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport, will be a stop along Lockport's "Downtown Bunny Hop" Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Adults can enjoy a discounted, dollar-off admission of $5, and children's admission will be free, as always. The Discovery Center will present each child with treats of Easter candy and wooden nickels.
Niagara Catholic presents annual Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School presents its annual Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic, this year honoring Lou Fernandez, on Monday, July 21, at Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown. The golf tournament benefits Niagara Catholic students, scholarship funds and other school programs.
UB is recruiting 10 people with tinnitus to try new, implantable device that retrains 'hearing' brain
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Western New Yorkers suffering from tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, may have the opportunity to try a new device that is showing promise as a new treatment for the condition.
Laura DeBacco to head OB/GYN Center at Memorial
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Laura M. DeBacco, PA-C, will join The OB/GYN Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as its full-time coordinator effective April 14.
HARBORCENTER, Tim Hortons announce partnership
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 pm
HARBORCENTER President John Koelmel and Tim Hortons President and CEO Marc Caira have announced a one-of-a-kind Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop will open at HARBORCENTER this fall.
Higgins announces $221,000 grant for Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the House Cancer Caucus, announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute has been awarded $221,589 in grant funding from the National Cancer Institute to go toward research into the disproportionate prevalence of prostate cancer in African Americans.
Maziarz comments on enacted state budget for 2014-15
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 06:55 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz released the following statement Tuesday:
2014 Scotty Bowman Showcase rosters announced
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the rosters for the 10th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place Wednesday, April 9, at First Niagara Center.
Mississippi woman in MVA on Saunders Settlement Road
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
On Monday at 12:39 p.m., the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co. was dispatched by the Niagara County Fire Control for a report of one-car rollover motor vehicle accident. A vehicle landed upright in the area of 4719 Saunders Settlement Road.
Michael Civisca to join top NYC entertainers for cabaret fundraiser
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
Western New York's own Michael Civisca will join some of New York City's top nightclub entertainers for "Life is a Cabaret," a show celebrating Community Music School's 90th anniversary. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
'Give for Greatness' announces expanded scope, round of funding to culturals
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
Following a successful "Lawyers for the Arts" event that raised approximately $15,000, leaders from "Give for Greatness" and Arts Services Initiative of Western New York have announced plans to enhance "G4G's" activities and mission of raising funding and awareness for local cultural organizations. Under the plan, made possible by a grant from Fund for the Arts, "Give for Greatness" will become a program of ASI.
Ceretto votes for tax relief plan, historic investment in Western New York in state budget
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 12:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, voted to pass a budget that includes major tax relief initiatives, the remainder of the "Buffalo Billion," increased aid to local school districts, and reforms to the Common Core mandates. Ceretto called this budget, which is the fourth consecutive on-time budget for the state, another step in the right direction for Western New York families.

Other parts of the budget Ceretto helped pass include increased funding for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority, property tax relief for victims of last year's floods, and cost of living adjustments for human services workers.

Niagara University CMAA student chapter tops in nation for fifth straight year
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America has been named the best in the nation for a fifth consecutive year. The announcement was made during the 87th World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo.
Lewiston Art Festival goes green
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 am
Plans are already underway to enhance the "greening" of the Lewiston Art Festival, which will take place Aug. 9-10.
Buffalo History Museum honors 'Giants' in April
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 07:00 am
Earlier this year, The Buffalo History Museum announced its second annual "M&T Third Fridays Giants of Buffalo" program would honor history-making individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in the industry. The program is in association with the Buffalo Broadcasters Association.
Erie County Fair announces grandstand concert lineup
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 06:15 pm
With just 128 days remaining until the opening of the 175th Erie County Fair, organizers are proud to announce the 2014 concert lineup. The shows will take place in the newly named Gusto Grandstand throughout the run of the fair.
Higgins announces additional Customs and Border Patrol officers to be assigned to Western New York
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the northern border between Western New York and Southern Ontario will soon see U.S. Homeland Security staffing increases. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, responsible for securing the ports of entry, has announced plans to significantly increase personnel at the Port of Buffalo, which includes border crossings in the City of Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Lewiston.
Leadership Niagara recognized nationally for excellence in innovation
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:45 pm
Leadership Niagara will be recognized nationally for "Excellence in Innovation" by the Association of Leadership Programs on Friday, April 4, at the Southeast Regional Conference in Atlanta.

The award will be presented to Leadership Niagara's executive director, Molly Anderson, who has been at the helm of the organization for the past five years. She was invited to present her program's innovation and best practices to leadership professionals who will be attending the conference.

"In recent years, Leadership Niagara has innovated and transformed a great organization. We are sharply focused on achieving more for our participants and our region," Anderson said. "It is an honor to be recognized among hundreds of our peer leadership organizations for all the hard work thus far."

Union Springs School of Cayuga County wins $10,000 from New York Lottery's 'New York Sings' contest
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 05:45 pm
The New York Lottery today announced Union Springs Central School in Union Springs, Cayuga County, was voted the winner of the Lottery's "New York Sings" Facebook contest. Union Springs will receive the contest's top prize of $10,000 to be used to support the school's music education program.
Updated: Artpark books O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 12:50 pm
Artpark & Company welcomes O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips to Lewiston July 2 at 6:30 p.m. as part of its "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series.

Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

Memorial announces 2014 board appointments
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:35 am
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2014 slate of officers, and re-elected four incumbent board members to three-year terms at its annual meeting March 24.
Celebrate the 'Ben & Jerriest' day of the year with free ice cream
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:35 am
Mark your calendars: It's time to celebrate the "Ben and Jerriest day of the year! That's right: The iconic Vermont ice cream company is holding its annual "Free Cone Day" as a way to thank ice cream-loving fans everywhere for their support.
2014 Antiques Home Show Returns to WNED ǀ WBFO on May 10
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 11:35 am
WNED ǀ WBFO Buffalo-Toronto has announced the 2014 Antiques Home Show will take place Saturday, May 10, at the WNED Studios. This is an annual community event that offers professional verbal appraisals in several categories, including ceramics, paintings, glass, silver, small furniture, jewelry, books, textiles, quilts, collectibles and more.
Schneiderman joins Higgins to announce co-sponsorship of Smartphone Theft Prevention Act in U.S. House of Representatives
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 09:30 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman was joined Saturday by Buffalo Congressman Brian Higgins, Tonawanda Town Supervisor Anthony Caruana and Tonawanda Police Chief Anthony Palombo at the Tonawanda Police Department to announce Higgins' sponsorship of a bill - recently proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives - that would require a kill switch on smartphones to deter thieves and help end the violent epidemic of smartphone thefts.
Grisanti: More than $865,000 in funding for Town of Hamburg from video lottery terminals in 2014 state budget
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 09:30 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti has announced his efforts were successful in obtaining additional funding for the Town of Hamburg in the 2014 state budget from hosting video lottery terminals. Grisanti was able to secure more than $865,679 for Hamburg and $288,560 for Erie County (a total of $1,154,239).
Nolan named Sabres head coach, signs contract extension
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 09:30 am
Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray today announced Ted Nolan was named head coach of the Sabres, after serving as the club's interim head coach since Nov. 13.

"We are very happy to get this deal done and have Ted Nolan as our permanent head coach going forward," Murray said.

McDonald's perks up breakfast with free McCafé coffee
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 09:15 am
McCafé invites coffee drinkers across the U.S. to wake up and taste the free coffee. Beginning Monday, March 31, customers are encouraged to stop by their local participating McDonald's restaurants for a freshly brewed small McCafé coffee during McDonald's first-ever national free coffee event. Free McCafé coffee is available during breakfast hours March 31 through April 13 in participating restaurants.
 


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