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Opportunities Unlimited: 18th annual fundraiser to take place at The Brickyard
Thu, Jul 30th 2015 07:00 am
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's 18th annual Celebrity Bartending Night from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the agency serves.
Bobby Vinton cancels concert at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 04:45 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino regrets to announce the Bobby Vinton performance scheduled for Friday, Aug. 14, has been cancelled.
Collins introduces legislation to free small businesses of 'burdensome government regulations'
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 04:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today released the following statement after introducing the Small Business Regulatory Sunset Act, which aims to reduce what he called excessive regulations hurting small businesses:
Hanavan joins Summit sports medicine team
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 04:45 pm
Family nurse practitioner John Hanavan has joined the Memorial Medical Center/UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team at the Summit Healthplex in Wheatfield.
Nolan named director of sponsored programs and foundation relations at Niagara University
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 04:20 pm
Valerie C. Nolan has been named director of sponsored programs and foundation relations at Niagara University, effective today.
Peach Queen court prepares
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:50 pm
The 2015 Peach Queen contestants met Tuesday for a contestant orientation information session and to meet the reigning queen, Christina Oliveri of Wheatfield.
UB's sports law expert praises NFL commissioner for upholding Brady decision
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:45 pm
University at Buffalo sports law expert Nellie Drew said she respects NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's affirmation of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension, a decision in "direct contrast" to how the league handled the Ray Rice controversy over domestic violence.
Erie County establishes Blue Star Memorial Marker at Chestnut Ridge Park
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:40 pm
A Blue Star Memorial Marker to honor past, present and future members of this nation's Armed Forces has been placed at Chestnut Ridge Park in the Town of Orchard Park.
North Tonawanda: Ortt presents $15,000 check to Carrousel Factory Museum
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:40 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today delivered a $15,000 check to the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier. Ortt secured the funding for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda to help support the educational, cultural and recreational programming the roughly 15,000 visitors experience every year.
Got A/C problems? BBB says stay cool when hiring a repair service or other contractor
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:35 pm
It's been a long time since we've seen a heat wave in upstate New York. With the summer heat approaching its peak, it would be unbearable to be left without air conditioning in your home or office. During this time of the year, heating and air conditioning companies are extremely busy as a result of either new customers or for maintenance or repair.
43North announces its 2015 semifinalists
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 10:55 am
43North - the world's largest business idea competition - HAS announced the 110 semifinalists in its 2015 competition. The list of startup companies and their hometowns can be found at
Cuomo announces completion of Greenbelt Public Pathway extension
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the Greenbelt Public Pathway extension along the Outer Harbor in the City of Buffalo.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts global runners
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 05:10 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has gone global. Runners from countries around the world, including England, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, Austria and Ethiopia, will soon travel to Western New York to "run with the river" in this one-of-a-kind race that has grown tremendously since its 2009 inception.
Ceretto to host free car seat safety check
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 05:05 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, alongside the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, will host a car seat safety check from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Town of Niagara Hose Co. hall on Lockport Road in Niagara Falls.
Randy Cunneyworth named head coach of Rochester Americans
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 04:50 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray announced today Randy Cunneyworth has been named head coach of the Rochester Americans, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Sabres.
Niagara County: 'Explore Niagara USA' in summer vacation photo contest
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 02:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the "Explore Niagara USA Fun Photo Contest." Get involved by submitting Instagram or digital photos on Twitter, using the tag #ExploreNiagaraUSA or upload directly on Facebook.
Sabres sign Guhle to entry-level contract
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 09:20 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced Monday the team signed defenseman Brendan Guhle to a three-year, entry-level contract.
UNYTS, DeGraff to host 3rd annual Brandon Kupiec Memorial Community Blood Drive and Basket Raffle
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 07:00 am
The third annual Brandon Kupiec Memorial Blood Drive and Basket Raffle will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at DeGraff Memorial Hospital, 445 Tremont St., North Tonawanda.
Grati awarded Sass Scholarship
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 07:25 pm
Andrei Grati, R.N., has been awarded the 2015 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship.
The midway point: An update on 43North's 2014 winning companies
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:30 pm
43North - the world's largest business idea competition - recently shared updates on the 11 prize-winning companies from the inaugural 2014 competition.
Deadline for consolidated funding applications for round five of REDC initiative is fast approaching
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:30 pm
Empire State Development today reminded potential applicants that the deadline for consolidated funding applications for Round five of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative is 4 p.m. Friday, July 31.
George Urban Boulevard gets new, smoother look
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District), Town of Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz and members of the public works departments from both Erie County and the Town of Cheektowaga to review the recent paving work on George Urban Boulevard.
Niagara University president reads children's story to literacy camp participants
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 04:00 pm
One of the students participating in Niagara University's Primary Enhancement Program raised her hand and, when called upon, asked Monday's special guest, "What's your favorite color?"
Maid of the Mist to extend season into November
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 03:40 pm
Maid of the Mist, one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions, will extend its 2015 season through Nov. 8, adding one week to the season, which typically concludes at the end of October.
Countdown begins, excitement builds for Great Contraption Race
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
Mark Saturday, Aug. 1, on your calendars. It's the day for the second annual Great Contraption Race, taking place on the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Lewiston Community Lions Club invites local veterans to join club
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions is offering local U.S. veterans a special opportunity to serve their community. The "Involve a U.S. Veteran" program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified U.S. veterans an entrance fee waiver when joining a local Lions Club. The offer runs through June 2016.
Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada wraps up 25-year law enforcement career
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
Friday marked a relatively quiet change at the top for the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Chris Salada finished his last day on the job and, at least for the time being, department operations will be maintained via seniority with LPD Sgt. Frank Previte expected to oversee day-to-day affairs until a replacement is officially named.
Spirit of the 80's a community event with guests from around the world
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
It may have started with a handful of Lewiston-Porter High School buddies who graduated together 25 years earlier, but The Spirit of the 80's concert has evolved into an event for everyone - and an opportunity to give back.
Play, discover, learn at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:40 pm
Niagara County Fair organizers expect children and families to have a blast Aug. 5-9 with this schedule of events and activities:
Jack Eichel vs. Connor McDavid part of NBC NHL schedule
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Coming off the second-most watched Stanley Cup Final on record, and the third-most watched NHL postseason in the past 18 years, NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 105 NHL regular-season games during the 2015-16 season, featuring 12 games on NBC and 93 games on NBCSN.
Pegulas name Russ Brandon president of Buffalo Sabres
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Russ Brandon will become president and alternate governor of the Buffalo Sabres effective immediately while continuing as managing partner/president of the Buffalo Bills.
New NU students help rehab house in Niagara Falls with Habitat for Humanity
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:15 am
Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, 16 students are helping to fulfill the institution's Catholic and Vincentian mission.
UB's 2015-16 Distinguished Speakers Series to feature Kevin Spacey, John Legend, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:10 am
Singer/songwriter, producer, philanthropist and entrepreneur John Legend and cancer physician Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer," will join Kevin Spacey, Academy Award-winning actor, director, writer and star of "House of Cards," to headline the speakers in the University at Buffalo's 2015-16 Distinguished Speakers Series.
Lockside Art Center has cake, Bob's Olde Books
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
The Lockside Art Center has a full slate of activities from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday. The venue's first birthday will be celebrated with free birthday cake, as the new Robert M. Giannetti Library - Bob's Olde Books Collection and two exhibitions open (the annual members' exhibition and Peggy Taylor's sculpture exhibition).
'Mubu the Morph' book kick-off event
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
The "Mubu the Morph" book kick-off event will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Buffalo.
State announces $7 million in funding to help disabled obtain federal benefits
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has announced more than $7 million has been awarded to help provide legal assistance to people who have been denied federal disability benefits.
Breastfeeding Walk & Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 5 in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
A family fun walk, children's activities, games, education, community resource tables and prizes are all part of the annual Breastfeeding Walk & Healthy Baby Festival hosted by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Clyde's Feed & Animal Center Saturday
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Sonny, Cher, Dreyfus and Pepper from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 1, at Clyde's Feed and Animal Center, 3972 Lockport-Olcott Road, Lockport (Wrights Corners).
Ortt questions NFTA on service cuts as ADA celebrates anniversary
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 04:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt stood alongside other elected officials and advocates Saturday on the steps of North Tonawanda City Hall to call on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to reinstate the 57 flex bus route and part of the 55L route.
Adrian's cruise fundraiser supports CCFA
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 11:00 am
Adrian's Custard & Beef is the Island hub for fundraising to battle Crohn's disease and colitis.