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USS Buffalo returns from deployment in time for Christmas
Tue, Dec 27th 2016 01:00 pm
Friends and families of the crew from USS Buffalo (SSN 715) gathered at the submarine piers on Friday to welcome back the Los Angeles-class submarine as she returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing a seven-month deployment to the Western Pacific region.
Buffalo Bills: Rex Ryan Relieved of his duties as head coach
Tue, Dec 27th 2016 12:50 pm
Rex Ryan has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, the team announced on Tuesday.
Pet parents' New Year's resolutions for their pets
Mon, Dec 26th 2016 07:00 am
The new year is upon us. It's time to take a look back on the past year and determine what we might want to change, do better or accomplish in 2017. For pet parents, much of this reflection applies to the lives they share with their pets.
New York State Parks invites New Yorkers to celebrate New Year outdoors
Mon, Dec 26th 2016 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation invites New Yorkers to celebrate the New Year by exploring the outdoors at one of the 50 sponsored hikes being held at state parks and historic sites across the Empire State. The guided hikes are part of the sixth annual First Day Hikes program, taking place throughout the nation on Jan. 1.
Trinity UMC to host 'Three Kings Dinner'
Mon, Dec 26th 2016 07:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, will host the "Three Kings Dinner" from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6.
Keep holiday food safe with these 4 safety steps
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 02:35 pm
Christmas, Kwanzaa and Hanukah all fall within three days of each other this year. As friends and families gather together this season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service has four food safety tips to ensure a healthy and safe holiday.
Buffalo Launch Club Installation held
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club held its installation and has announced its board of directors for the 2017 season.
Grand Island Lions Club: Donations made at annual Christmas party
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Lions members brought donations for the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island and the International Institute of Buffalo when they attended their annual Christmas Party on Dec. 14 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Color Me Christmas
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
DiMino Tops Lewiston once again sponsored the Christmas Coloring Contest, wherein children decorated a holiday scene published inside the Sentinel. Entries were displayed inside the village supermarket, where winners were announced last weekend.
Designated Drivers expanding north
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
"It's all about being responsible." So commented Mike Mulé, president of Designated Drivers of Buffalo, earlier this week.
Village of Lewiston considering taking Center Street
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
Faced with the prospect of 50-plus new, neon signs littering Center Street, trustees in the Village of Lewiston are looking into taking control of the roadway from the state of New York.
Grace signs letter of intent to play baseball at Niagara University
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
On Thursday, at the Niagara Falls High School fieldhouse, Wolverines shortstop and pitcher Matthew Grace signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Niagara University.
CrossRiver Church to hold Christmas services
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 09:00 am
CrossRiver Church will hold Christmas services at the Radisson Hotel, 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island.
Wheatfield postpones solar law approval
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Wheatfield extended its solar power moratorium by three months on Monday after residents and local officials heard from planning consultant Andrew C. Reilly, who suggested fewer restrictions to a recently proposed solar panel law for the town.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas holds annual 'Holiday Mixer'
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas hosted its annual "Holiday Mixer" at Pane's Restaurant Dec. 8. The event was attended by new and prior members and their families, who generously donated nearly 100 toys toward the "Rockin' with Santa" toy drive.
Grand Island Chiropractic donates to Neighbors Foundation
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 09:50 pm
The Neighbors Foundation received two turkey's Thursday, Dec. 15, from Grand Island Chiropractic during the foundation's annual holiday food drive for Islanders temporarily in need.
Mount St. Mary's donations
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 08:15 pm
Mount Mary's Hospital is fortunate to have several groups with dozens of community volunteers working year-round to raise funds for the hospital.
2 more Niagara Falls Memorial primary care offices earn national recognition for patient-centered care
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 07:30 pm
The National Committee for Quality Assurance announced two more primary care medical offices operated by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center have received NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition for using evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long‐term, participative relationships.
Bank of America supports Community Missions' crisis & community services
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 07:30 pm
Community Missions received $5,000 of support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation on Wednesday.
KeyBank & The First Niagara Foundation announce $1.2 million in funding for Buffalo Heritage Carousel at Canalside
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 06:05 pm
KeyBank and the First Niagara Foundation announced $1.2 million in new funding for the nonprofit dedicated to the renovation and relocation of the vintage DeAngelis Carousel in a new structure at Canalside in Buffalo.
Arts Services Initiative announces 2016 Give for Greatness grant awards
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 06:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2016 Give for Greatness grants.
Women of Steel toiletry drive a success
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:50 pm
Score another success for The Women of Steel of Niagara Falls.
Engagement: Duffy-Gruarin
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:45 pm
Terry and Candice Duffy announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Erin of Lewiston, to Raymond Tyler Gruarin of Youngstown.
Old favorites are making a comeback on Christmas menus
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:45 pm
This year's Christmas dinner doesn't have to feature the same old turkey and ham. Instead, let the influences of the foodie revolution seep through your television and onto the holiday table.
Positive response to new Niagara Falls lighting
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:40 pm
New light was shed on Niagara Falls for the first time earlier this month, with completion of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board's LED lighting project.
Wheatfield Lions Club helping families in need
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:40 pm
The Town of Wheatfield's Lions Club is providing 16 gift cards for Wheatfield families in need.
Winter activities provide ample seasonal fun at Erie County Parks
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 02:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry is ready and waiting with a full slate of family-friendly winter activities at county parks for residents and families with children or visitors hoping to experience some free seasonal outdoor fun over the holidays.
DEC accepting applications for urban forestry projects
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 02:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications to fund urban forestry projects that will enhance landscapes and provide green spaces in urban areas across the state, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary awards scholarship
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:20 pm
Gloria Tarpinian, left, and Judith Shahin, right, scholarship co-chairs of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary, flank Alvenia L. Harris, winner of the 2016 Esther L. Werner & Helene Barter Scholarship.
Buffalo Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra performs two January concerts under baton of Dennis Kim
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:15 pm
Two Western New York communities will get the chance to hear the BPO in their own backyards this winter.
A menorah comes to Canalside for Hanukkah
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:15 pm
Canalside announces a new menorah will be put on display to celebrate Hanukkah. The 9-foot tall menorah spanning 7-1/2 feet will be placed near the Lake Street Bridge during the eight days of Hanukkah.
Cuomo announces $3.5 million for design and engineering of Niagara Gorge Project
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced $3.5 million has been awarded to advance the final design for the Niagara Gorge Project. The project includes the removal of two miles of expressway segments of the Niagara Scenic Parkway, and replacing it with a scenic trail network and smaller road for local traffic to enhance access to the waterfront and adjoining neighborhoods in Niagara Falls.
Cuomo announces suspension of construction-related lane closures for holiday travel weekends
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced temporary lane closures associated with road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways will not be permitted from 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and again from 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 30, to 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 3, in order to accommodate motorists during the busy year-end holiday travel weekends.
DEC announces second chance for $3 million in e-waste recycling grants
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 02:10 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a second round of grant funding from the Environmental Protection Fund is being made available to help municipalities across the state address costs associated with the collection and recycling of eligible electronic wastes (e-waste).
Lockport Family YMCA to Join YMCA Buffalo Niagara Association
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:20 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has announced the Lockport Family YMCA is set to merge with it in February 2017.
Niagara County: McNall, Bradt continue in top posts
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:20 am
The top leaders of Niagara County's government are set to be returned for an encore after delivering a budget that cut taxes to their lowest level this century and imposed a half-million-dollar reduction in spending on county agencies.
Stewards of Children training to be offered in Niagara County
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:10 am
The programs will be offered free charge by the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, with the support of the Niagara Area Foundation.
UB awarded $1.2 million for self-driving car research
Wed, Dec 21st 2016 08:10 am
Industry is racing to bring self-driving cars to the masses. Despite much progress, questions remain regarding safety, efficiency, environmental impact, user acceptance, policy and other issues.
AAA: To grandmother's house we go!
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 03:05 pm
Expect to see more travelers than ever on the road and in the air this holiday season.
State Parks offers free ice-skating
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 11:40 am
The outdoor skating rink at DeVeaux Woods State Park is now open. Reservoir State Park's rink should be ready within the week.