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Olde Sanborn Days is a team effort
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Over two days in July, about 2,500 to 3,000 people flock to the grounds of Sanborn Fire Co. on Ward Road (Route 429) to partake of the annual Olde Sanborn Days and all its activities.
Pieces of the Past: Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Like many local history museums, the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum has artifacts from the large (farm equipment, an entire storefront) to the tiny fragments of life that might otherwise be overlooked.
A fundraiser for the felines
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
In the kitten area at Precious Paws Rescue in North Tonawanda, five kittens romped and played during a recent summer afternoon. But at the tip-top of a small climbing tree, sisters Narcissa and Nutella napped the hours away.
Buffalo Zoo will offer extended hours Fridays this summer
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will offer extended hours every Friday in July and August for its "Ferocious Fridays" series.
A.G. Schneiderman offers safety tips for July 4 following easing of fireworks prohibitions in some areas
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 07:25 pm
For the first time in more than 100 years, certain consumer-grade fireworks are available for legal purchase in parts of New York. Be careful when using them.
Steve Tasker's Self-Leadership Experience to be held at Canisius College
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 07:00 pm
The Canisius Center for Professional Development and School of Education and Human Services present Steve Tasker's Self-Leadership Experience. The three-day leadership program for high school students will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 4-6, on the Canisius campus.
Ortt, Walmart present WNY Warriors Flight with $20,000 grant
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:50 pm
The Western New York Warriors Flight received a grant of $20,000 from the Walmart Foundation Thursday as part of both organizations' commitments to serving this nation's heroes.
NT library director chosen for leadership program
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:00 pm
In August, 40 librarians from throughout the United States will gather for an immersive leadership development program for future library leaders -- and one of them will be from North Tonawanda.
Contestants sought for Canal Fest pageants
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:00 pm
The various Canal Fest pageants have been taking place for most of the festival's 26 years -- but the allure of that once-prized crown and sash might be slipping.
Niagara County offers health workshops
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:00 pm
Niagara County Office for the Aging and the Niagara County Department of Health are sponsoring several local, free health workshops in July.
Buffalo Sabres sign defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 05:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti to a one-year, two-way contract.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine seeks nonprofit applicants to receive up to $5,000 in grant funding
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 04:00 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, the area's largest provider of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care with more than 30 surgeons and physicians at 11 locations throughout Western New York, invites nonprofit organizations to submit applications to receive grant funding through the CommunityCare program.
Sabres sign defenseman Matt Donovan, forward Jason Akeson
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday the team signed defenseman Matt Donovan to a one-year contract. The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Jason Akeson to a one-year contract.
UPDATED: Niagara Catholic hosts Alumni Weekend July 17-20
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 04:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Junior/Senior High School has announced plans for its 2015 Alumni Weekend, set to take place July 17-20.
Chris Collins helps secure $82,488 in grants for local fire companies
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 04:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins announced $82,488 in federal funding for two local fire companies: $65,315 will be allocated to Bergholz Volunteer Fire Co. in Niagara County, and $17,143 will be allocated to Bennington Volunteer Fire Co. in Wyoming County.
Video, photos: Steve Miller Band performs 'Take the Money and Run,' 'Abracadabra' at Artpark
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 09:30 pm
The Steve Miller Band brought a vast catalog of hit songs - and its namesake's remarkable guitar and vocal prowess - to Artpark in Lewiston June 30. The rock act headlined the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series. The event was sold-out.
New York: $50 million in grants available for local drinking water and wastewater improvements
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 03:40 pm
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corp. and the New York State Department of Health announced $50 million in water infrastructure grants is now available for local governments for critical water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades.
Buffalo Sabres foundation golf tournament, clambake scheduled for Sept. 16
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the eighth annual Buffalo Sabres Foundation Golf Tournament, presented by J.W. Danforth, will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Wanakah Country Club in Hamburg. Registration for the tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start.
Liberty Home Care Transforms Niagara Falls Boulevard
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 03:40 pm
2424 Niagara Falls Blvd., in Wheatfield, recently underwent a major transformation from the previous Shipman Printing to Liberty Home Care's new base of operation.
Panepinto calls for results of NYSDOT Scajaquada review
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 03:40 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto called for the results of the New York State Department of Transportation's latest review of the Scajaquada corridor Wednesday.
Jack Eichel signs entry-level deal with Buffalo Sabres
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Jack Eichel to a three-year, entry-level contract.
VIDEO: SkyWheel - 'The Wheel of Death' - at Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 02:40 pm
A series of three breath-taking attractions are planned for this summer outside of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in downtown Niagara Falls.
Village of Lewiston: Gerry Gismondi named 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival chairman
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 09:20 am
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President Marty Pauly has announced Gerry Gismondi has been named chairman of the 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival.
FASNY to New Yorkers: Leave fireworks to professionals this 4th of July
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 04:45 pm
With Independence Day quickly approaching, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is urging New Yorkers to stay safe and leave the fireworks to the professionals.
NYPA, mPrest receive $900,000 grant to study prevention of power transformer outages
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 04:40 pm
The New York Power Authority and an Israeli software development firm have been awarded a $900,000 grant to develop a system that can rapidly detect malfunctioning power transformers before they cause larger problems on the electric grid.
Don't miss Independence Day weekend on Old Falls Street, USA
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 04:40 pm
Free activities for all ages are planned as Old Falls Street celebrates Independence Day 2015. Join in on the "Flicks on Old Falls" showing of "Happy Feet" on July 2; the "TGI Fridays on Old Falls concert on July 3; Old Falls Street's Independence Day celebration on July 4; and the "Shakespeare on Old Falls Street" live theatrical performance July 5.
DEC releases northern cricket frog recovery plan to restore amphibian's population
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 11:55 am
The northern cricket frog will be protected and populations restored in New York under the final management plan for the amphibian released Monday, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced. The final Northern Cricket Frog Recovery Plan is available on DEC's website at http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/7120.html.
Does your favorite restaurant have what it takes?
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 11:10 am
We love to grill, scoop, top and chomp - and so do many of our favorite eateries. Who does it best? Who's the king of the grill and the star of the sweet shop? Tell us, and your favorite place(s) could be featured in our newspapers and on this site.
Billoni's Buffalo Niagara Views: Regardless of rain, Ride for Roswell a rousing success
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 10:35 am
The Ride For Roswell, the single largest fundraising event in Western New York, and North America's largest single-day cycling fundraiser, concluded its 20th year this past weekend by raising a total of $4.5 million for cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Grill smart: Watch what you heat
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 07:00 am
Planning to grill for the 4th of July? While gas grills, portable fire pits and patio heaters make outdoor spaces comfortable and desirable places to gather, it's important they are used properly.
Sabres qualify seven restricted free agents
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 08:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents: forwards Jerry D'Amigo, Johan Larsson, Tim Schaller and Philip Varone; defensemen Jerome Leduc and Mark Pysyk; and goaltender Nathan Lieuwen.
Sisters of St. Francis bless Stella Niagara Meadow
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:55 pm
Despite the rain that fell Sunday, the Sisters of St. Francis, associates, friends and representatives of the WNY Land Conservancy gathered to offer a blessing and handing on of the Stella Niagara Meadow.
Emergency response center plans announced
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:45 pm
A first response and emergency center planned for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station would include a new hub for such entities as Mercy Flight and Niagara County Emergency Services - and, officials hope, keep the station safe from any future closure plans.
Higgins joins Sen. Kaine, others on congressional delegation visit to Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the House foreign affairs and homeland security committees, and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate foreign relations and armed services committees, along with additional members of Congress arrived Monday in Amman, Jordan, after spending three days in Kuwait and Iraq.
Erie County: 'Operation Prime Time' funds awarded to 56 not-for-profit agencies
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday at Camp Centerland in Amherst by Erie County Legislator Tom Loughran (5th District), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo Board President Gretchen Gross, community leaders and enthusiastic children enjoying their first day at summer camp as they begin a summer full of recreational fun and learning.
Free Wednesdays at Carrousel Museum
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
Once again, the Carrousel Museum is offering free admission for several Wednesdays in July- August through the generosity of local businesses. Wednesday, July 1 (10 a.m. until 4 p.m.) will be the first free day this season. The promotion will continue several Wednesdays through Aug. 29.
Second chance for Falls residents to exchange black bags for clear ones
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
As of Jan. 1 in the City of Niagara Falls, yard waste (leaves, grass clippings and weeds) is now only collected from clear bags or paper craft landscape bags that are placed next to a trash cart on pick-up day (from April-October).
New York officially prohibits high-volume hydraulic fracturing
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 01:50 pm
The state Department of Environmental Conservation today officially prohibited high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York state by issuing its formal Findings Statement, completing the state's seven-year review of this activity.
Ortt announces $500,000 for Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 12:55 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced $500,000 in state funding to establish an emergency management hub at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Ortt secured the funds in the 2015-16 state budget (Empire State Development Corp., Aid to Localities, S. 2003-C) to help base retention efforts for NFARS.
Memories take flight at annual Hospice Butterfly Release
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
Niagara Hospice will hold its 12th annual Butterfly Release from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in the Memorial Gardens at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.