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'Celebration': 'Baila Brazil' brings dance, song, parade and carnival to Lewiston
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 08:00 am
This summer, with "Baila Brazil," Sonia Clark and Artpark & Company are not just offering an hour or two of entertainment, but a parade down Center Street and a carnival inside the Fourth Street state park.
Island business growth prompts 'Thank you' all through July
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
A local business will spend the entire month of July saying "Thank you" to the Island for supporting its growth and prosperity.
Ready for some soccer? Niagara Pioneer Soccer Tournament returns
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Fort Niagara State Park and the Village of Youngstown will be buzzing next weekend. That's when one of the biggest soccer tournaments in the northeastern U.S. pays its annual visit to the park and village.
GI Garden Walk to take place July 10
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
July 10 marks the day for the first free Grand Island Garden Walk. Plans have been underway for months by a committee of 10 dedicated gardeners. Twenty gardens will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They include a variety of garden styles, plantings and garden decor, ranging from the sophisticated to the whimsical.
Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Board debuts
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston's newly created Historic Preservation Commission held its first meeting Monday. Four of the six appointed members met inside the Morgan Lewis Boardroom at the Red Brick Municipal Building, where they set forth a plan of action, and appointed leadership.
Sabres sign defenseman Justin Falk
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way contract.
Kyle Okposo signs 7-year deal with Buffalo Sabres
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 05:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Kyle Okposo to a seven-year contract.
Billy Sheehan brings new band, The Winery Dogs, home to Buffalo
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 05:20 pm
Bass legend Billy Sheehan returns to the area on Tuesday at The Tralf with his latest project, The Winery Dogs, a powerhouse supergroup featuring Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: KidBiz 20th anniversary
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:50 pm
Sales were as hot as the weather Saturday for some of the young businesspeople at the 20th annual KidBiz in the Town Commons.
Planning continues for Olde Sanborn Days
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:35 pm
The 26th annual Olde Sanborn Days Arts and Craft Show, hosted by the Rotary Club of Niagara County-Central, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at the Sanborn Fire Co. grounds.
Who likes fireworks? Event schedule
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:35 pm
Residents can enjoy a host of family-friendly activities this long weekend, from barbecues to public firework displays.
North Tonawanda children's memorial breaks ground
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:30 pm
North Tonawanda's Children's Memorial Garden, also known as the Children's Remembrance Gardenwalk, is finally becoming a reality for parents who have lost children.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 62nd class
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:25 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 62nd class during a ceremony held Friday at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Happy Fourth of July: 'Pride in the Park' to offer Independence Day festivities
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:00 pm
A new event will blast off Sunday in the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park. "Pride in the Park" will feature community activities and entertainment beginning at noon and extending throughout the day and evening.
Sabres announce 2016 development camp schedule
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team's schedule for its annual summer development camp, from July 6-12 at HARBORCENTER. All on-ice sessions will be held at HARBORCENTER for the first time this year after four years at First Niagara Center.
Scholarships available for Artpark Art Camp
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
Thanks to a contribution from LB Mason Fine Arts and artist Philip Burke, Artpark is offering 17 partial scholarships in the amount of $100 for the July sessions of Art Camp.
New York bald eagle conservation plan completed
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a new, comprehensive conservation plan to manage New York's population of the bald eagle.
Sabres Street HockeyFest returns Aug. 21
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced registration is now open for Street HockeyFest 2016. The popular street hockey tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 21.
Recent changes in state policy results in thousands more Erie County households eligible for SNAP benefits
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
Erie County residents earning between 130 percent and 150 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program benefits, effective July 1.
UB Research Pharmacy open to assist WNY faculty, scientists with clinical trials
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:45 am
For researchers hoping to provide medication to their study participants during clinical trials, sorting through the myriad regulations can be a headache.
With 'cancer moonshot' leaping forward, Higgins invites Biden to visit Roswell Park
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is reaching out to Vice President Joseph Biden, formally inviting the leader of the "cancer moonshot" initiative to see first-hand the outstanding cancer research happening right here in Western New York at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
FASNY: Leave fireworks to the professionals
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 07:00 am
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the traditional displays of fireworks. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to enjoy a professional fireworks display, rather than attempt to use these dangerous devices themselves.
Buffalo Sabres re-sign Jake McCabe, Cole Schneider
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 09:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Jake McCabe to a three-year contract extension. They also signed forward Cole Schneider to a one-year, two-way contract.
NU formalizes partnerships with Niagara Falls, Lew-Port school districts
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 03:30 pm
A memorandum of understanding signed Thursday formalized longstanding partnerships between Niagara University and the Niagara Falls and Lewiston-Porter school districts.
UAW, AT&T, WNY community help Cell Phones For Soldiers provide troops and veterans with free calls home
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 03:20 pm
Local United Automobile Workers members and its veterans committee teamed up with AT&T to help collect more than 1,500 gently used mobile devices over the past three months, which will now be donated to Cell Phones For Soldiers.
Ortt to sponsor local blood drive to keep donations from declining during summer months
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 02:45 pm
In an effort to boost blood donations during a time when they can be low, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Cornerstone Arena in Lockport.
Grill safely this barbecue season: AAA reminds grillers to be mindful of safety
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:40 am
According to the National Fire Protection Association, June and July are the peak months for summer grill fires, with nearly 9,000 fires each year caused by grills, hibachis and other barbecues.
AAA: Americans taking more trips than ever this Independence Day weekend
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:40 am
AAA projects nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend. This represents the highest Fourth of July travel volume on record and 5 million more travelers compared to Memorial Day weekend.
UB pharmacy school launches first pre-pharmacy summer camp for high school students
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:20 am
High school students from across the nation will get a glimpse of the pharmacy profession through the first University at Buffalo pre-pharmacy summer camp.
Buffalo Zoo lion pride continues to grow
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes the birth of three African lion cubs to first-time mother Lusaka and Tiberius, now a father of four.
Niagara Falls: 'Summer In Your City' schedule announced
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 04:20 pm
The City of Niagara Falls is hosting and promoting community events throughout the months of July and August. The "Summer In Your City" Series features outdoor events within the city's parks and waterways.
With eye toward opioid epidemic, Niagara County adds pharmaceutical drop-off sites
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 02:40 pm
With the nation's attention on an epidemic of opioid abuse, New York State Sen. Robert G. Ortt announced the addition of new drop-box locations for residents throughout the county to dispose of unwanted and expired drugs. He spoke at this morning's official opening of the North Tonawanda drug collection site.
Chainsaw Art at Olde Sanborn Days
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:30 pm
Once again, Lewiston Council on the Arts will join the festivities at the Olde Sanborn Days Arts & Crafts Show. The 26th annual event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10.
Higgins pushes for direct pedestrian access to Canadian GO Train service
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is advocating for a direct binational pedestrian connection to accommodate Canadian GO Train passengers and better facilitate cross-border tourism.
New York's Mega Millions jackpot increases to $415 million for Friday
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:25 pm
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is $415 million. The $25 million jump from Tuesday's jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
DEC advises anglers to be on the lookout for lake sturgeon in Great Lakes, Oneida Lake
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminded anglers to be aware of spawning lake sturgeon in New York's Great Lakes waters, Great Lakes connecting channels, and in tributaries of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, Finger Lakes and Oneida Lake.
Collins announces nearly $180,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 03:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced the Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District has been awarded nearly $180,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding by the Great Lakes Commission. The grant was awarded for a project to reduce phosphorus and sediment in the Cayuga Creek watershed.
ECHDC announces schedule for Buffalo's Fourth of July waterfront celebration
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 02:15 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced its schedule for the Fourth of July, featuring a wide variety of activities at Canalside and the Outer Harbor.
Buffalo ranks 157 among 200 cities in Allstate's annual America's Best Drivers Report
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 02:00 pm
Allstate Insurance Company today released its 12th annual America's Best Drivers Report, and Buffalo ranked 157 safest among America's 200 largest cities.