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Food Bank of WNY awarded BJ's Charitable Foundation grant
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:20 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York was awarded a $23,500 grant from BJ's Charitable Foundation to support agency capacity building by purchasing new refrigerators and freezers for nine food pantries throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
Ortt secures state funding for Niagara Falls water line project
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced he secured $250,000 in state funds to help offset costs for the water line project in the City of Niagara Falls.
UB hyperbaric chamber upgrade is a family affair
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:15 pm
One of the most unique pieces of research equipment at the University at Buffalo is about to get a makeover.
'PUCKer Up' with Buffalo Sabres for Valentine's Day at SPCA adoption event
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:00 pm
Celebrate Valentine's Day early this year. "PUCKER Up with the Buffalo Sabres" when you meet some of your favorite players from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the SPCA Serving Erie County, 205 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda
Children's activities at Herschell Factory Museum
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 07:20 am
The Herschell Factory Museum in North Tonawanda announces it will be open President's Day week, Feb. 15-19, with STEM activities offered each day for children to learn about and create.
Puppy training sessions
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 07:20 am
Learn to socialize your puppy with certified dog trainer Karen Drumm from Harmony Dog Training at Shoppe on Main, 2714 Main St., Newfane. Sessions will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and 27, and March 12.
Friends of the Ransomville Library used book sale
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 07:00 am
Friends of the Ransomville Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 (with a bag sale from 3 to 4 p.m.), at the library 3733 Ransomville Road.
Silver anniversary: Lewiston Public Library celebrates 25 years
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 11:30 am
Shhhh! The Lewiston Public Library isn't likely to be the usual quiet place to read the newspaper, use a computer or check out its abundance of books and movie, television and music CDs from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30.
Village of Lewiston looks to improve safety measures
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 10:30 am
Safety was the theme of Tuesday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting.
New eats: Niagara County adds to its list of go-to restaurants
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 10:25 am
A good steakhouse is hard to come by, so when Center Cut opened on Center Street in Lewiston last year, carnivores were delighted. For those who aren't in favor of the turf, there's plenty of surf being dished up, as well.
Properties OK'd for inclusion in agricultural district
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:05 am
Thursday afternoon, the full Erie County Legislature voted in favor of adding approximately 40 properties on Grand Island in an agricultural district.
Grand Island Board of Education hears proposal for video screen
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:05 am
School board trustees were briefed last Monday on a proposal to present the story of the founders of the Grand Island school district on a modern video screen.
Sabres to host SPCA Adopt-A-Pet event
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:05 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will host an SPCA Adopt-a-Pet event from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. The event, which will take place at the SPCA Serving Erie County in Tonawanda, will feature appearances by Sabres players.
Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls USA crushes on Valentine's Day
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Music is the language of love and Hard Rock speaks it fluently! Starting on Friday, Feb. 12, and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 14, Hard Rock Cafe Niagara Falls USA will give guests the ultimate Valentine's Day experience with nightly live music, including performances by Marty Peters, Amy Montrois Trio and Marsha McWilson.
Grand Island Town Board: Long Range Planning Committee reinstituted
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The wheels are in motion to draft a new town master plan.
Roundabout redesign: Ceretto asks DOT to make changes to the center of the traffic circle
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
New York State Assemblyman John Ceretto is asking the Department of Transportation to redesign the roundabout at the intersection of Staley Road and Grand Island Boulevard.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Money donated for Monuments for the Unborn
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 presented a donation to St. Stephen R.C. Church to fund the relocation of the church's Monuments for the Unborn.
'Swingtime Canteen!' on stage
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The one-act musical "Swingtime Canteen!" will be performed at 7 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-30, at the Youngstown First Presbyterian Church Hall, 100 Church St.
26th 'Doctors with a Heart Day' Feb. 13
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Rose Chiropractic P.C. will sponsor its 26th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at its Lewiston office.
Higgins announces support for NFTA rail extension through DL&W
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 01:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is encouraging the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to pursue "alternative B," also known as the Buffalo River plan, in a study examining options to enhance access and expand connectivity along the southern end of the Metro Rail line in downtown Buffalo.
Plans for Stella Niagara Preserve unveiled
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 01:00 am
At an evening presentation held before roughly 100 people at the Lewiston Senior Center, Western New York Land Conservancy representatives unveiled both their vision plan and the concept plan for the preserve.
Oscars: Academy takes historic action to increase diversity
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 12:55 am
In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy's membership, its governing bodies and its voting members, significantly more diverse.
Poloncarz reminds Erie County homeowners of property tax cap freeze credit program rebate checks
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 12:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reminds Erie County homeowners to be on the lookout for rebate checks that are being issued this week as part of the state's property tax cap freeze credit program.
Belden Center improvements project plans held up
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:55 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee S. Wallace told residents at Tuesday's Town Board meeting he has received questions on the Belden Center improvements project, particularly, "What is dragging the project down?"
Celebrating winter: First Wheatfield Winterfest planned with activities for all
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:50 am
Both the Town of Wheatfield's Civic Advisory Focus Group and Recreation Department have come together to plan and host the town's first Winterfest, to be held from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Town Hall complex.
Inaugural NT Common Council outreach evening planned
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:35 am
North Tonawanda Common Council President Russ Rizzo announced the Inaugural Council Outreach Evening, where residents will have an opportunity to speak directly with their elected representatives.
Parent Network sets family events
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:35 am
The Parent Network of WNY has announced its upcoming workshops in Niagara County during the month of February.
Bengal Pride: Buffalo State launches alumni legacy scholarship
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced details Thursday about the college's new legacy scholarship, which aims to bring children of alumni living outside of New York back to Buffalo State and Western New York.
New urgent care option coming to Niagara County
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
People needing medical care when their physician isn't available will have another option beginning Feb. 1, when urgent care comes to western Niagara County.
UB and Erie County join forces to fight opioid abuse
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
The University at Buffalo and Erie County are joining forces to develop a comprehensive approach to fight Western New York's opioid abuse epidemic.
You know his son: Nicholas F. Minicucci Sr. passes
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 04:50 pm
Nicholas F. Minicucci Sr., 90, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully at his home with his devoted wife at his side on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Born in Niagara Falls, he was the son of the late Eugene and Julia (Floramo) Minicucci.
HARBORCENTER announces 2016 spring showcase tournaments
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:45 pm
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey today announced the schedule for the 2016 HARBORCENTER Spring Showcase youth hockey tournaments.
NU partners with new hospitality and tourism training center in Vietnam
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Niagara University has entered into a formal international partnership with a new Vietnamese hospitality and tourism training center that's aligned with the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vung Tau.
Queen City Roller Girls: Subzero Sirens to debut against Hamilton's Hammer City Rollers
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
The Queen City Roller Girls will debut of the Subzero Sirens this Saturday at RiverWorks. The skaters will take on the Hammer City Harlots from Hamilton.
Poloncarz provides Erie County support to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, along with numerous county commissioners and employees, today joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to affix his signature to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge.
Pancakes with purpose: IHOP restaurants offer free pancakes nationwide for 11th annual National Pancake Day
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
On March 8, pancake lovers nationwide will once again flock to their local IHOP restaurant to enjoy one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in celebration of the brand's annual National Pancake Day.
Niagara County putting focus on leadership
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 05:05 pm
The leadership of top government posts that report to the Office of County Manager will be scrutinized for effectiveness and results, after County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz advised department heads to submit résumés for review.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction running until Jan. 27
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction that is currently running on auction.NHL.com until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York awards $118,440 in grants to artists and organizations in Erie and Niagara
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, has announced the recipients of the 2016 decentralization (DEC) grant programs.
First Niagara to join community partners in hosting home ownership seminar
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:25 pm
First Niagara Financial Group will participate with West Side and Black Rock Riverside Housing Services, Belmont Housing Services and Specsure Property Inspections in a free homebuyer seminar to help first-time home buyers gain access to the information and resources they need to become confident, educated and prepared consumers.