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'The Biggest Loser' RunWalk returns to Buffalo
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 12:00 pm
Thousands of runners and walkers will lace up their shoes on Sunday, Sept. 6, for "The Biggest Loser" RunWalk Buffalo Half-Marathon/5K.
Buffalo Zoo opens nature playground
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has opened a new nature playground area for visitors.
Grand Island: 260 teams signed up for Gus Macker
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The hoops for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament have arrived on the Island in advance of the event, which will take place on Grand Island Boulevard. The baskets were delivered Sunday night after their use in the Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament in Olean last weekend.
Silver Comet: A shining star to roller coaster enthusiasts
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
Martin's Fantasy Island received a big "Fun? Wow!" from a large group of roller coaster aficionados last weekend.
Offices of Collins and Gillibrand to host assistance to firefighters grant workshops
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
The offices of Congressman Chris Collins and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will host two informational workshops where staff members with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide an overview of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
'Jazz Mass' at St. Peter's
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
For the first time, the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival is partnering with St. Peter's R.C. Church to incorporate a "Jazz Mass" and concert in conjunction with the festival. The Rev. Msgr. David LiPuma has embraced the opportunity to partner with community events like this one.
Reminder: Jazz Festival street closing
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
In order to accommodate the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival vendors and musicians - not to mention the event's patrons - a portion of Center Street will be closed next weekend.
Ransomville Speedway: Alex Friesen Summer Nationals rescheduled
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway management has announced the Alex Friesen Summer Nationals Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, rained out Aug. 4, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Lewiston: Amid complaints, jet boat companies look to appease residents
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:00 pm
Village of Lewiston waterfront residents filled the Red Brick Municipal Building boardroom Monday, asking trustees to enact a speed limit curtailing wake left by passing jet boats.
Cuomo: New York state campgrounds on track for record-high attendance
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced attendance at New York State Parks campgrounds is on pace for another record-setting year, and reminded New Yorkers that many of the state's finest camping facilities are open for fall camping well into the autumn months.
First Chestnut Ridge Tennis Tournament still accepting registration for inaugural summer event
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:20 pm
Entries are still being accepted for the first Chestnut Ridge Summer Classic Tennis Tournament, set to take place later this month at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park.
Poloncarz, Hoak honor Norman and Nancy Taylor as August Seniors of the Month
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak and enthusiastic seniors at the Alden Senior Center to honor Mr. and Mrs. Norman and Nancy Taylor as "Seniors of the Month" for August.
Ad Club's 'Big Tip-Off' raises a record $6,000-plus
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:15 pm
The Advertising Club of Buffalo is proud to announce more than $6,000 was raised for student scholarships at yesterday's fifth annual "Big Tip-Off" event.
Art auction to benefit Community Missions
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 02:15 pm
Community Missions will hold its 2015 art auction Friday, Sept. 18, at the Sheraton at the Falls. This biannual event aims to raise awareness and funds for the agency programs and the marginalized population it serves. The event continues Community Missions' yearlong celebration of its 90th anniversary.
Niagara County clinical practices join HEALTHeLINK
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:25 am
HEALTHeLINK today announced the Niagara County Department of Mental Health in Lockport, Schoellkopf Health Center in Niagara Falls, Tuscarora Health Center in Lewiston, YJH Medical in Niagara Falls and Yong B. Chi in Newfane are among the newest organizations to participate in Western New York's clinical information exchange.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Multiple emergencies occur during power outage
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:05 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski reported that Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters and medics handled several emergency incidents during a major power outage affecting approximately 3,858 National Grid customers Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Pieces of the Past: Porter Historical Society Museum
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
The Town of Porter Historical Society Museum is just four rooms (and their connected hallways), but there's a lot of history packed into those walls.
Town of Niagara: Residents air development concerns
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
The possibility of new neighbors in the Town of Niagara has some nearby residents concerns. Several Sweet Home Road residents spoke up at Tuesday's Town Board meeting about worries ranging from water to noise to taxes to traffic and even asbestos.
Helping with H.O.P.E.
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
Michael O'Connor is a survivor.
'Hands On' to clean up a city street
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
North Tonawanda's Oliver Street has a wealth of history as a business district, a melting pot and a home to many of the city's notable organizations.
Coptic Orthodox Church opens doors
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
It started as a way to welcome the surrounding community and educate the public on the history and traditions of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Wheatfield: O'Neill pleads not guilty
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
Michael O'Neill, the Wheatfield man charged in a blast that injured him July 21, made his first appearance Wednesday in federal court.
Moving in to a dorm or apartment this month? BBB has tips for a seamless move
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 07:00 am
It's getting to be that time of summer where college students across the country prepare to head back for another school year and move into their new apartments for fall semester.
Canalside caps off summer concert series with R&B group En Vogue
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 03:05 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced its successful Thursday night concert series will culminate with tonight's performance from R&B trio En Vogue.
New York state's unemployment rate drops to 5.4 percent
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 02:50 pm
In July, New York state's private-sector job count climbed by 19,300, or 0.2 percent, to 7,831,700, a new record high, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the New York State Department of Labor.
Schneiderman announces targeted advertising campaign to help Buffalo-area homeowners avoid foreclosure rescue scams
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 02:05 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a targeted advertising campaign and consumer education initiative to help Buffalo homeowners spot, avoid and report mortgage rescue scams.
Town of Niagara to host candidates' forum
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:50 pm
A new citizens' group called Town Citizen and Residents for Good Government will host a candidates' forum from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, at the Calvin Richards Community Center, Veterans Park, Lockport Road, Niagara Falls.
A Taste of East Aurora: Savory Scoops stops by a sweet and savory one-stop café
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:35 pm
Nestled in the quaint historic Village of East Aurora is a café that has the community buzzing.
Savory Scoops: El Cubilete feeds Mexican fix
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:25 pm
El Cubilete is the newest Mexican restaurant in Niagara Falls, and it is hot! Located at 9400 Niagara Falls Blvd., this cantina opened in November and has steadily grown in popularity over the months.
Collins announces $362,505 in grants for six local fire companies
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $362,505 in federal funding for six local fire companies:
Roemer appointed as magistrate judge
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 05:00 pm
The district judges of the Western District of New York have announced the appointment of Michael J. Roemer, Esq., of Youngstown as a magistrate judge. Roemer won unanimous selection to fill the seat vacated by the Hon. Hugh B. Scott, who will continue to serve as a recall magistrate judge for the district.
Niagara County Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:45 pm
Niagara County Peach Festival Chairman Gerry Gismondi has announced there will be a cheerleading competition Friday, Sept. 11, at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston. Competition will be held for high school varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads or youth football and all-star squads.
$15,000 from First Niagara to help Urban Roots as it grows its presence in Buffalo neighborhood and positively impacts community
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:45 pm
Urban Roots Community Garden Center became a reality nine years ago when a group of residents on Buffalo's West Side decided to develop a cooperative garden center in their neighborhood to keep dollars in the City of Buffalo.
Stevie Wonder to perform in Buffalo
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
First Niagara Center has announced legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder will bring his "Songs In The Key Of Life Performance" tour to Buffalo Thursday, Nov. 19. The show begins at 8 p.m.
NU summer camp acclimates international students to English language, WNY, American culture
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
Nguyen Hai Anh made her first-ever visit to the U.S. from Vietnam this summer intent on gaining English language proficiency. Le Xuan Son, also from Vietnam, was interested in understanding American culture and ideologies. Meanwhile, Shanghai native Tu Peng Wei simply wanted to see for himself what an American university looked like.
Lewiston Arts Café welcomes Livio Farallo and Darryl Tonemah
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will present another program in the second season of the Lewiston Arts Café. Hosted by Perry Nicholas and Maria Sebastian, Arts Café is a series of programs that feature some of the area's finest poets and musicians.
Canalside's 'Tuesday Night Flicks' series ends with 'The Grand Budapest Hotel,' presented by Squeaky Wheel
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
Join Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center one last time at Buffalo's Canalside for an outdoor film screening of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" as part of "Tuesday Night Flicks."
BBC Band Beatles tribute, 'Summer of Love' at The Riv
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:35 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced the following events:
Niagara Catholic lends a helping hand
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:15 pm
Members of the Niagara Catholic campus ministry team recently assisted the Lion's Club International District 20-N with its Recycle for Sight program.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Boulevard Mall Saturday
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present adoptable dogs Sonny, Cher and Hope from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Boulevard Mall (Sears Court) on Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road in Amherst.