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Samaritan Counseling Center releases new strategic plan; launches fundraising appeal
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:45 pm
The Samaritan Counseling Center is putting the finishing touches on its first strategic plan and entering the implementation stage.
Empire State Development congratulates New York's 2016 Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award nominees
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:45 pm
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky today congratulated the 22 New York productions earning 48 nominations for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards and 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
New Era announces cap initiative to benefit Roswell Park
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:45 pm
For every cap that is purchased at First Niagara Center between Dec. 12 and 31, New Era Cap Co. will donate an exclusive, commemorative knit cap to a patient at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Queen City Roller Girls to host charity bout for Family Justice Center at RiverWorks
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:40 pm
The Queen City Roller Girls will cap off 2015 with a charity, holiday-themed bout for the Family Justice Center, which covers Western New York and provides free services for domestic violence victims and their children.
Buffalo designer to make third national television appearance this Saturday
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:40 pm
This Saturday, Michael "Michael P." Poczkalski, owner and principal designer of room and michael P. design, is set to make his third national television appearance this year.
Partnerships put focus on fitness for Erie County employees
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:40 pm
Erie County employees will have increased opportunities for exercise and fitness following completion of a new sixth-floor fitness center at the Edward A. Rath county office building.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls to host 'Donuts and Milk with Santa'
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 07:00 am
In celebration of the holidays, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is hosting "Donuts and Milk with Santa," a family-friendly event that will take place in the mall's food court from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.
Tech expert offers suggestions on growing WNY tourism industry during NU lecture
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:20 pm
Smart technology presents a major opportunity to bolster economic development in Western New York, according to a prolific urbanist and technology expert who spoke at Niagara University on Nov. 19.
New concussion treatment could change how head injuries are treated
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:15 pm
The standard of care for acute concussion may undergo a dramatic change, depending on the results of a new exercise treatment that physicians at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo have developed and begun testing.
USDA explains why food safety should be at the top of all of our holiday lists
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:10 pm
To help keep your holiday season healthy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's food safety and inspection service is issuing holiday-inspired food safety recommendations for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve, Three Kings Day and other festive gatherings.
Buffalo Suzuki Strings performs 17th annual Roswell Park Cancer Institute holiday concert
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:10 pm
Buffalo Suzuki Strings students will perform a holiday concert for the patients and staff at Roswell Park Cancer Institute for the 17th consecutive December. Violin, viola, cello, piano, classical guitar and harp students 3-18 years of age will perform in the Roswell lobby from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce fills board of directors positions
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:10 pm
At the November board meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elections were held to fill open board of directors positions. The December board and member meeting, held at Niagara Falls Country Club Dec. 9, passed a vote to ratify the slate of officers filling the open positions commencing Jan. 1, 2016.
Buffalo Philharmonic releases two discs for holiday season
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:10 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic's newest discs highlight two of the orchestra's most important endeavors: its outreach to children, and its commitment to advancing young classical guitarists.
Lewiston lights not loved
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 02:05 pm
The large, "cold" white LED lights are prominently placed on certain trees, with strands hanging out over Center Street. The traditional red and green Christmas bulbs are on other trees, and farther tucked into the branches.
Niagara County adopts $339 million spending plan; budget cuts taxes 3.7%
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:30 pm
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $339 million spending plan Tuesday night that provides a 3.7 percent tax rate cut to county property owners.
10th annual Food 2 Families will provide more than 1 million meals to families who rely on Food Bank of WNY
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:20 pm
The 10th annual Food 2 Families drive, sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets, WGRZ-TV and Townsquare Media, collected enough food and funds to provide more than 1 million meals to local families in need during this holiday season and into early next year.
Higgins announces approval of Microbead-Free Waters Act in House of Representatives
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved H.R. 1321, a bill that prohibits the sale or distribution of cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is leading on a similar bill in the Senate.
Andrea Czopp named communications manager at NTCC
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:20 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. recently appointed Andrea Czopp to the communications manager position.
Higgins announces House passage of bill strengthening visa waiver program
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, a member of the House committees on homeland security and foreign affairs, announced approval of H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act.
National Endowment for the Arts awards more than $27.6 million nationwide
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:15 pm
The NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round for fiscal year 2016, including a Challenge America award of $10,000 to Arts Services Initiative of Western New York for the Arts Access program.
Aquarium of Niagara hosts 'Breakfast with Santa'
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:15 pm
On Sunday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 19, the Aquarium of Niagara celebrates the magic of the holidays in a way that is sure to please all children from ages 1 to 99 with its "Breakfast with Santa."
McCarthy School of Irish Dance presents 'A Celtic Christmas'
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 02:40 pm
McCarthy School of Irish Dance presents "A Celtic Christmas" at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the Grand Island High School Auditorium, 1100 Ransom Road. Enjoy a celebration of the holiday season combined with Irish dance and festive music featuring members of The Blarney Bunch.
Higgins seeks to eliminate fee for veterans' military records
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced legislation that would eliminate the fee charged to veterans to access their military records from the National Archives, the Access to Military Service Records Act of 2015 (H.R. 4159).
Video: In special weather report, Katy Perry calls for action to change the dismal forecast for children
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 04:10 pm
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Katy Perry reads a unique weather report to draw attention to the devastating effects of climate change on the world's children.
Erie County Legislature invests additional funds into ECC for 2016
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:50 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced the Erie County Legislature approved an additional $254,317 for Erie Community College in the 2016 budget. The additional funding brings the county's total investment to $16.2 million for ECC next year.
New Directions launches 'Save a Christmas' program for holiday season
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:50 pm
New Directions Youth and Family Services has launched its 2015 "Save a Christmas" program, an annual drive providing holiday gifts to low-income or single-parent families served by New Directions' community-based programs through individual gift donations or family sponsorships.
3 WNY colleges working on Great Lakes Ecosystem Projects
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:50 pm
The Great Lakes Research Consortium has announced innovative projects underway by three Western New York colleges to help protect and restore the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem.
Higgins pushes feds to block 'Job-killing First Niagara/KeyCorp bank merger'
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:40 pm
In a letter to the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission, Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, sounded an alarm on the bank merger of First Niagara and KeyCorp.
Jacobs: First Student now registering fleet of vehicles through Auto Bureau
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:40 pm
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced First Student has joined his "Fleet Services" initiative at the Erie County Auto Bureau.
Lancaster Opera House presents 'The Night Before Christmas'
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:40 pm
"The Night Before Christmas" plays at the Lancaster Opera House Dec. 18-20. Shows are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Cuomo invites New Yorkers to celebrate holidays at a state park
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has invited New Yorkers to celebrate the holiday season at more than 40 parks or historic sites across New York.
Niagara Greenway projects and meetings announced
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:35 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, to determine the consistency of the 48th round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the Community Room Building on the Grand Island Nike Base, 3278 Whitehaven Road.
UB researcher develops model to show effects of personalizing online information
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:35 pm
Are your political sensitivities more to the left or to the right? Which candidate are you supporting? Is a particular social policy likely to achieve its goal? With each question, people tend to seek information that confirms their existing opinion or belief while avoiding contrary information.
Heart of Niagara holds two adoption events Dec. 12
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs at two locations this Saturday.
Niagara University lacrosse adds special member to program
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 12:35 pm
The Niagara University lacrosse program made one of its most significant signings in program history with the addition of Caralyn Renyolds, an 11-year-old girl from Grand Island, through its partnership with Team IMPACT.
UB researchers: Discovery puts designer dopamine neurons within reach
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 11:00 am
For decades, the elusive Holy Grail in Parkinson's disease research has been finding a way to repair faulty dopamine neurons and put them back into patients, where they will start producing dopamine again.
FASNY provides life-saving holiday tips
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 07:00 am
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York would like to remind all New Yorkers of the safety hazards associated with festivities this time of the year, and to follow a few simple tips to ensure a happy and safe holiday.
Lewiston Christmas Walk: The most wonderful time of the year; photo gallery
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 01:55 pm
Children and families hustled and bustled to the Village of Lewiston Saturday for the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, hosted by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Youngstown: Christmas in the Village a community affair
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 10:00 am
The weather may not feel like it, but the spirit of the Christmas season is surely at hand.
On to the next chapter: Grand Island library director to retire after 32 years
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:05 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library is a gathering place for people ranging in age from 6 months to 100 years. They come for story hour, computer training, book club meetings, a community gathering, or to borrow books and videos and more.

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