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Buffalo Museum of Science presents Messfest
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, March 25, the Buffalo Museum of Science proudly presents Messfest. The venue will have everything ooey, gooey, sticky and fun. Guests are invited to make a mess, and staffers will clean up the rest!
Niagara County leadership told to brace for storm
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 09:20 pm
The leadership of Niagara County's government has been put on notice to prepare to meet anticipated manpower and equipment needs heading into an anticipated late-winter Nor'easter snowstorm.
Dr. Bull joins Lewiston Primary Care Center staff
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:50 pm
Robert L. Bull Jr., M.D., F.A.A.F.P., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Lewiston Primary Care Center.
New York State Office for the Aging director offers winter safety tips for older New Yorkers
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:25 pm
New York State Office for the Aging Acting Director Greg Olsen reminds older New Yorkers and caregivers to take precautions in winter weather, as cold temperatures and heavy snow can create hazardous conditions for older adults.
Warning issued on cell phone scam that may have affected dozens
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn joins the Special Investigation Unit of New York State Police in warning consumers of a cell phone scam that may have affected dozens of people.
Winter Storm Stella: Schneiderman warns against price gouging
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Monday issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging ahead of this week's blizzard, which is expected to impact parts of New York.
Call to artists: Submit designs for Old Falls Street's 2017 mural in celebration of city's 125th birthday
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 03:25 pm
Calling all area artists: Old Falls Street, USA, is looking for local artists who are interested in painting a three-panel mural in celebration of the 125th birthday of the City of Niagara Falls.
Wanted: Local high-tech startups to apply for $25K pitch competition
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 03:20 pm
Applications are now open for the annual Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo, to be held on Wednesday, June 28.
Artpark partnering with Funtime Presents on 'Coors Light Concerts'; 311 first act announced
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 11:30 am
Artpark and Funtime on Monday announced the first concert of the new "Coors Light Concerts at Artpark" series scheduled for Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater. 311 will appear in concert on Monday, July 10, at the Amphitheater stage as part of WEDG-FM 103.3 "The Edge" "Edgefest: The Series." Also on the bill will be special guests New Politics and The Skints.
Kick-off party to launch 5th annual 'Spring It On' fundraising campaign
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 11:15 am
Participating nonprofit organizations, their boards and individual donors will help kick off the fifth annual "Spring It On," a 24-hour online fundraising event powered by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County that takes place March 14-15. A kickoff happy hour event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Big Ditch Brewing Co., 55 E. Huron St., Buffalo. It is free and open to the public.
NCAA men's basketball tournament back in Buffalo
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 09:20 am
March Madness is back in Buffalo for the first time since 2014. That year's champion, No. 7 seed Connecticut, started its journey to the title in the Queen City. UConn also started the tournament in Buffalo in 2004, on its way to a national championship.
Barefoot Christian Community to host mission workshop
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 07:00 am
Barefoot Christian Community will host a mission workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Town of Niagara's Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Activity Center.
Niagara Falls halted in Far West Regional
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 04:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Wolverines had seen their share of ups-and-downs all season. Saturday night vs. the hometown favorite Fairport Red Raiders summed up the power Section V had to offer.
North Tonawanda's historic run comes up short
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 12:35 pm
In front of a loud crowd at Genesee Community College on Saturday, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks record-breaking season came to a close. The Irondequoit Eagles defeated the Jacks 65-41 in the Class A Far West Regional.
Let St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 11:00 am
Did you know that Buffalo is recognized as the No. 1 U.S. city when it comes to "Best Cities for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations"?
Relay For Life kickoff on March 14
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:05 am
The Grand Island Relay For Life will hold its 2017 kickoff meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Veronica Connor Middle School cafeteria, 1100 Ransom Road.
Herschell opens April 1 with superhero event
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will open its doors for a season with a superhero-themed event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1.
Pasta Sauce-Off event packs LaSalle Yacht Club
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
Saturday's fourth annual Pasta Sauce-Off packed the LaSalle Yacht Club in a fundraiser for Carly's Club of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Chamber Awards Gala: Apple Granny is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Apple Granny Restaurant as the 2017 Lewiston Business of the Year. The Lewiston Advisory Committee, comprised of Lewiston businesses and organizations, assists the chamber in providing a business honoree, voted upon from member nominations, that has showed dedication and service to the Lewiston community.
The Sentinel at 30: Publisher, first editor and ad rep recall starting newspaper
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Sentinel recently caught up with Michael Linenfelser, the newspaper's first advertising rep, and Joelle Logue, the editor who so eloquently laid forth the newspaper's goals and code of conduct in the very first issue. Also shedding light on the matter was Skip Mazenauer, The Sentinel's first and only publisher.
Cuomo launches year 4 of 43North startup competition
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of 43North. The $5 million competition attracts entrepreneurs from around the world to compete for prizes that transform startups with high growth potential into funded enterprises in Buffalo.
Roller coaster ride for seniors leading Niagara Falls High School Wolverines
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 06:10 pm
At the end of the 2013-14 Niagara Falls High School basketball season, it was tough to judge in which direction the Wolverines were heading. The team had just finished 7-13, the program's worst record since the opening of the new high school in 2000. But the program had a storied past.
North Tonawanda: Council approves school district water credit agreement
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, council members voted in favor of authorizing Mayor Arthur G. Pappas to sign an agreement between the city and school district to reimburse the district for overcharged water services.
Wheatfield: Board supports DOT's safety suggestions for Shawnee Road
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted in favor of supporting safety improvements suggested by the New York State Department of Transportation for Shawnee Road at Monday night's Town Board meeting.
Charity Snowflake Ball benefits Sikora Post
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:15 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda recently hosted the Mayor's Annual Charity Snowflake Ball, held at the Knights of Columbus on Erie Avenue in North Tonawanda.
'About Boating Safety' classes offered
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
In preparation for the upcoming boating season, U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 3-1 will be offering a series of "About Boating Safety" one-day classes this spring and summer, taught by certified instructors. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 25, April 29, May 13, June 10 and July 15, in the Officers Club at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown.
Applications available for NiagaraWorks
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County is seeking adults ages 18 or older to participate in a new workforce development program, NiagaraWorks. The program is designed to provide the skill set and knowledge needed to obtain employment in businesses, including restaurants, greenhouses, nurseries, landscaping, apartment complexes, hotels and home improvement stores.
Courtney Corbetta joins 'AM Buffalo'
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
Courtney Corbetta has joined WKBW-TV's "AM Buffalo" as a multimedia journalist.
'A Taste of Jazz' to benefit festival
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
The popular "Jazz & Pasta" fundraiser is just around the corner - and has been expanded and renamed "A Taste of Jazz" for 2017.
Buffalo Bills agree to terms with five free agents
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 11:30 pm
The Buffalo Bills on Thursday announced the team has agreed to terms with fullback Patrick DiMarco, guard Vladimir Ducasse, kicker Stephen Hauschka, safety Micah Hyde and safety Jordan Poyer.
Dept. of Health offers tips on food protection during power outage
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 05:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health's Environmental Division often responds to public inquiries regarding protection and disposal of refrigerated and frozen foods during prolonged power outages.
Cleanup continues after massive windstorm
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 05:05 pm
Cleanups continued Thursday across Niagara County following Wednesday's fierce windstorm that saw gusts exceeding 60 and 70 miles per hour at times. The storm resulted in numerous reports of downed trees and branches, and massive power outages.
Niagara County: Power restored at courthouse, civil defense bldg.
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:30 pm
Power was restored at the Niagara County Courthouse and Civil Defense building shortly before 3 p.m. today, County Manager Rick Updegrove announced.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY plans for 2nd annual 'Make Music Day' in Buffalo & Niagara Falls
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced Buffalo and Niagara Falls will join cities across the country and around the world for the second time to celebrate "Make Music Day" on June 21.
Fifes, drums & new waistcoats will parade in Youngstown on March 18
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara field musicians will participate in the Youngstown St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 18, starting at noon, in the village. The musicians will play the fifes and drums and wear, for the first time, the waistcoats sewn by Niagara University students during the fall 2016 semester.
1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center launch joint campaign 'Building on the Tradition of Quality Care'
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:05 pm
On March 9, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East, the health care workers' union representing 800 employees at Niagara Falls Memorial, unveiled NiagaraFallsMemorialCares.org and launched a major joint initiative to secure funding for needed capital and infrastructure improvements on the medical center's campus.
New York state economy tops 8 million private sector jobs; statewide unemployment rate falls to 4.6%
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:05 pm
In January, New York state's private sector job count increased by 28,500, or 0.4 percent, to 8,035,600, a new record high, according to preliminary figures released by the New York State Department of Labor.
13th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase returns March 22
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the 13th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place on Wednesday, March 22, at KeyBank Center in downtown Buffalo.
Meet the OBs at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:10 am
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a free program titled, "Great Expectations: Meet the Delivery Team at Mount St. Mary's" on Wednesday, March 22.
Buffalo Zoo, Tops partner for frozen food month promotion
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 10:10 am
The Buffalo Zoo has teamed up with Arctic Edge presenting sponsor Tops Friendly Markets to offer a unique frozen food month promotion leading to discounted admission.