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DEC recognizes 8 New York businesses and organizations as innovation and sustainability leaders
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recognized eight organizations for state-of-the-art programs and commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability at the 13th annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards, held at Union College's Park Hall.
Buffalo Sabres' Zach Bogosian announces 'Casino for a Cause'
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian announced plans for "Casino for a Cause," which is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo.
Higgins announces over $245,000 federal award for Launch NY
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced a federal grant totaling $245,460 for Launch NY through the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The award was funded through the EDA's Seed Fund Support Program, which is aimed at filling the gaps in early-stage capital for startup companies.
Chris Collins to serve as congressional liaison to President-elect Trump's transition team
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, released the following statement after House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan announced Collins will serve as congressional liaison to President-elect Donald Trump's administration transition team.
Thurman Thomas headlines honorees for Niagara University's President's Dinner
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:10 pm
Thurman L. Thomas, the retired Buffalo Bills running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer, headlines a slate of individuals who will be honored during Niagara University's President's Dinner Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
Home Energy Assistance Program opens for 2016-17 applications
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 04:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is now accepting applications for 2016-17 Home Energy Assistance Program regular benefits, with county officials anticipating increased need and encouraging residents to apply for benefits online to avoid potentially lengthy waits at HEAP offices.
Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $2.49 million in funding for business & entrepreneurial investment in WNY
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 04:00 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted on Monday to recommend $2,490,000 in funding to three entities in the region, including Campus Labs, 43North and PostProcess Technologies.
Shoppe on Main for the holidays
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
Shoppe On Main, 2714 Main Street Newfane, will host its holiday shopping weekend Nov. 18-20. Extended hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. Customers can enjoy cookies and tea and, by shopping in store, help to support more than 50 local artists.
Lewiston Choraleers kick off holiday music series with Lewiston Christmas Walk performance
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will kick off its popular holiday concert series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston. The performance will be part of the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Kenan Center launches musical performances at Taylor Theater
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
Traditional holiday music re-imagined by jazz quintet What Would Mingus Do? will be the first in a series of performances in the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater in Lockport. The concerts will feature two 45-minute sets and take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3.
Bowl for the animals
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
On Sunday, Nov. 20, Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc. will host a fundraiser titled "Family Bowling Afternoon" at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St.
Santa Claus landing on Old Falls Street in a Rainbow Air Helicopter
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:05 pm
Santa Claus is coming to town - and he's arriving by Rainbow Air Helicopter. The public is invited to witness this free, first-time event as Santa arrives on Old Falls Street, USA, at the cross-section of Rainbow Boulevard, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
Clyde's Feed welcomes customers to 2016 Purina 'Check-R-Board Days'
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:00 pm
Clyde's Feed had announced its 2016 Purina "Check-R-Board Days," a customer appreciation event, will take place at both locations (3972 Lockport Olcott Road, Lockport; and 351 Union St., Hamburg) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Customers can take advantage of special savings on select items throughout the store.
A super moon
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 11:30 am
The closest supermoon in nearly 70 years was visible Sunday night and then appeared even closer about 20 minutes after 6 on Monday morning.
Tickets now on sale for 2016 Lewiston Tour of Homes
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for its 12th annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 3-4 in historic Lewiston.
Town of Lewiston moves toward adoption of final budget
Sat, Nov 12th 2016 07:00 am
As the drop-dead day nears for adoption of the Town of Lewiston's $16.820 million final budget for 2017, the Town Board spent the past week in discussions, first Monday with the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees, and then on Wednesday, hearing from residents in a lightly attended public hearing at Town Hall.
Care-n-Share looks to make holidays better for families in need
Sat, Nov 12th 2016 07:00 am
Care-n-Share food pantry is working to make Thanksgiving and Christmas a little nicer for families in need.
Statement from DEC & DOH on air quality monitoring of Bethlehem Steel fire in Lackawanna
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 09:50 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Health emergency response personnel, New York State Office of Emergency Management and New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control worked along with local fire department and emergency responders to advise on round-the-clock air quality data for any public health impacts to public and the environment.
HANCI Senior Prom a 'historical success'
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:35 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. reports the recent 2016 HANCI Senior Prom was a "historical success," with more than 375 seniors and students participating in the signature event.
Family Promise of WNY takes home top prize at Pitch 10
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:30 pm
Family Promise of WNY, a community organization providing temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness within Western New York, took first at the inaugural Pitch 10 on Thursday evening. The event was organized by United Way of Buffalo and Erie County's Next Generation United.
Celebrating veterans
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:25 pm
Amherst Skating Club hosts annual figure skating competition
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 01:50 pm
The 29th annual Amherst Invitational will take place this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, at the Northtown Center. The event is free for the public to attend. It runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; while Sunday's events will begin at 9 a.m. and are scheduled to conclude around 1 p.m.
Niagara Arts Guild to host decorative painter
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:45 am
The next meeting of the Niagara Arts Guild will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Donna McMichael will demonstrate her skills in decorative painting.
Light Up the Boulevard on Nov. 19
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:30 am
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the excitement is building for the fifth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities. A joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, this community event will take place Saturday, Nov. 19.
Hymn festival to kick off Reformation celebrations
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:15 am
Under the leadership of David Werth, music director of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Wheatfield, representatives of seven local Lutheran churches have planned a year-long series of public events ending in October 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Wheatfield adopts 2017 budget
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:10 am
The Wheatfield Town Board adopted the town's 2017 budget on Monday. It provides a minimal tax cut to a typical homeowner.
Schneiderman releases updated resource guide to keep veterans & troops current on consumer, legal protections
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
In honor of Veteran's Day, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released an updated resource guide and website to provide veterans and active duty military personnel with information related to the education, consumer protection and legal benefits available to them during and after active military service.
Poloncarz schedules public meetings on proposed 2017 budget
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced two upcoming public presentations of his proposed 2017 Erie County budget designed to give county residents details on what is contained in the proposal and also allow for discussion and questions.
Niagara University makes Military Times' List of Best Colleges for Veterans
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
Niagara University is one of the nation's top institutions when it comes to embracing America's veterans as students, according to comprehensive results released by Military Times.
Program to address care of children with special needs
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 07:00 am
A new program dedicated to providing service coordination and care management services to young people with special needs will present an introductory seminar Nov. 17 in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium.
J. Fitzgerald Group named agency of record for UBMD Physicians' Group
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:35 pm
J. Fitzgerald Group, an international marketing and communications firm based in Lockport, has been named the agency of record for UBMD Physicians' Group, Western New York's largest medical group.
Give for Greatness grant applications now being accepted
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced grant applications are now being accepted for its Give for Greatness program. Up to 35 grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Memorial announces Premier 2017 co-chairs
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:50 pm
Dharshan and Shannon Jayasinghe and Dr. Michael and Liz Mitchell have been named co-chairs of The 2017 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help families in need of holiday meals
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:50 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry local families, the 11th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger," presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, will be held from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the Eastern Hills Mall parking lot, 4545 Transit Road in Williamsville.
American Niagara Hospitality honoring veterans & active duty service members with restaurant discounts
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:35 pm
American Niagara Hospitality reminds readers its Rainforest Cafe and TGI Fridays locations will honor Western New York veterans and active-duty service members in the month of November.
Dance with the Danceline
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:35 pm
The Niagara University Danceline will sponsor its fifth annual dance clinic for girls ages 6 to 14 on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Niagara University.
Lewiston Senior Center celebrates Halloween
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:35 pm
The Lewiston Senior Center recently held a Halloween dress-up lunch. The event featured some unique costumes, like the ones pictured. The seniors are shown with Town of Lewiston Town Clerk Donna Garfinkel. (Photo by Don Butkuss)
Price Rite Supermarkets announces annual 'Check-Out Hunger' fundraising campaign
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:25 pm
Price Rite Supermarkets has announced the launch of its annual "Check-Out Hunger" fundraising campaign, which will benefit local food banks in communities served by Price Rite stores across the northeast.
Trump's win in Niagara County first for GOP since Reagan
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:10 pm
Donald J. Trump's victory in Niagara County was historic on a number of levels, marking the first time a Republican had won the county since Ronald Reagan in 1984, County GOP Chairman Scott Kiedrowski announced after reviewing election returns at Republican Party headquarters.
Niagara University students perform service at Habitat for Humanity site
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:10 pm
Back in July, 22 soon-to-be Niagara University freshmen participated in a day of service at a 60th Street site that had just been acquired by the Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity.