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Fernandes to retire as president of Buffalo Zoo
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 08:00 pm
The board of directors of the Buffalo Zoo announced Thursday Dr. Donna Fernandes will retire from the Buffalo Zoo, stepping down as president of the organization. She said she will remain committed to staying involved with long-term exhibit design and capital campaign fundraising.
Jim Kelly visits Niagara Falls M&T branch to rally fans
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 06:20 pm
Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly paid fans a visit to M&T Bank's Military Road branch Thursday to rally fans as the team prepares for its showdown against Miami this weekend.
Buffalo native serves aboard USS Comstock
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 06:05 pm
Petty Officer 1st Class Vincent Cannon, left, from Los Angeles, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Scott Ferrer, from Buffalo, load a chaff round aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45).
Schoellkopf rededication to include David's Path tribute
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 06:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will mark completion of more than $2 million in upgrades at its Schoellkopf Health Center at 11 a.m. Tuesday with a rededication ceremony and a tribute to the employee for whom its hospice unit is named.
New York State Parks: New grant program connects school children to state lands
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 06:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced New York is offering state grants to public schools throughout the state to fund field trips to state parks and historic sites for environmental, history and physical education programming.
ESD: Global NY receives federal grant to promote New York exports and support small businesses
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 06:00 pm
Empire State Development announced Global NY, the agency's international division, has been awarded a $602,115 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the growth of New York exports to foreign markets around the globe.
The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to offer 3 opportunities per year for core program and services grant requests
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 06:00 pm
The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation has announced significant changes to its grant application process and timeframes, including a change from one to three opportunities per year for its core programs and services grants.
Experience 'A Taste of Motown'
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 05:55 pm
On Oct. 22, a rare evening performance featuring the Old School B-Boys and vocalist Melissa Kate will take place at the all-new Varsity Theatre on 3165 Bailey Ave., Buffalo. The night will be filled with the moves and soul of the Temptations, Mary Wells, Barbara Acklin, Marvin Gaye and more.
Niagara University awards Vincentian Poverty Grant to Resurrection Life
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 05:55 pm
A Niagara University grant intended to support research and/or service projects that seek to alleviate poverty has been awarded to the Resurrection Life church and food pantry in Cheektowaga.
Town of Niagara Town Board welcomes four new police officers
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 03:15 pm
Four part-time officers were hired, pending civil service approval, at Tuesday's Town of Niagara Board meeting.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 02:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
Western New York 'Warriors Flight' takes off for D.C.
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 12:30 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt led two-dozen local veterans Wednesday morning in the second annual Western New York "Warriors Flight" to Washington, D.C. The veterans will visit several war memorials dedicated in their honor.
Artpark & Company recaps 2016 season, board names new chair
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 12:15 pm
Artpark & Company's annual meeting, held at the Niagara Falls Country Club on Wednesday, Oct. 12, celebrated the 2016 season, which was filled with new and expanded programs.
Industry leaders unite to establish food marketing program at Niagara University
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 11:50 am
In what would appear to be an unlikely alliance, John Persons and Michael Keating are seated at a boardroom table inside Niagara University's Bisgrove Hall, strategizing toward a common goal.
Physician's lecture at Niagara University to address 'Underserved Medicine'
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 11:20 am
In March of 1966, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and most inhumane."
Best local apples for bushels and baking
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 08:55 am
When October rolls into Western New York, it brings with it warm sunrays, crisp air and a bountiful harvest. There is a sense of nostalgia, getting back to routines and comfort that only a knit sweater and nature's sweet bounty can bring.
Cuomo announces $55 million in funding at New York State Tourism and Craft Beverage Summit
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 09:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hosted the New York State Tourism and Craft Beverage Summit, where leaders in the tourism and craft beverage industries met with state officials to explore new industry opportunities.
New look at St. Peter's - and more to come
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:45 pm
When students returned to St. Peter R.C. School in September, they experienced some big changes.
LCA presents 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald'
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:40 pm
The legend lives on. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, the Lewiston Council on the Arts will present "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston.
Matt Ellis joins Academy of Hockey coaching staff
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:35 pm
The Academy of Hockey welcomes former Buffalo Sabre Matt Ellis to its coaching staff, along with Amherst native and Rochester Americans alumnus Nick Tuzzolino, and Tristan Musser.
Last call for millennial-focused nonprofits to compete for grants totaling $10,000
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:35 pm
Next Generation United, an initiative of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, is seeking proposals from local nonprofit organizations to participate in "Pitch 10," a competition-style event where 10 chosen organizations will have a chance to "pitch" their project or idea to the public for a chance to win a grant of up to $5,000 to advance work.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducts 'Taking Charge of Your Diabetes' class
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:35 pm
As part of its initiative to bring awareness to diabetes, Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes" class from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25-27. Diabetes educator Megan Kosmoski, R.N, will conduct the three-day course.
Construction begins on new cardiac catheterization lab at Heart Center of Niagara
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:35 pm
Construction is under way on the new cardiac catheterization laboratory in The Heart Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
New date set for Ellicott plaza SEQR vote; public hearing still TBD
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 05:35 pm
For the second time this fall, it appears the Ellicott Development plaza proposal is nearing a final vote.
Fastest firefighter
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 02:20 pm
Firefighter Joe Casullo, left in the video, and Lt. Nick Egloff of the Grand Island Fire Co. hold a race to see who can put his turnout gear on the fastest, as children from Sidway Elementary School cheer them on.
Grand Island Town Board discussed West River at May work session
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 01:50 pm
The May 2, 2016, work session of the Grand Island Town Board included the first discussion of the proposed West River Connector Trail. The nearly three-hour meeting included a 25-minute discussion among Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray and council members Beverly Kinney, Chris Aronica, Mike Madigan and Ray Billica.
Iacovitti awarded Junior Volunteer Scholarship
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 12:55 pm
Anneliese Iacovitti of Niagara Falls has been awarded Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's 2016 Junior Volunteer Scholarship.
Lewiston Council on the Arts, Corey McGowan to relaunch Taste of Lewiston
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 09:05 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and a rising Western New York event planner are reviving a popular, summertime Center Street event.
Annual Niagara County career fair on Wednesday
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 07:00 am
Donald Jablonski has announced Niagara County's annual fall career fair - a county-run tool designed to help pair local jobseekers with employers looking for quality workers - will be held Wednesday.
NCCC Foundation recognizes distinguished student scholars at annual Scholarship Gala
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 05:00 pm
The 26th annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala took place Saturday at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation, partners celebrate grand opening of Patriot Heights
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Foundation, in conjunction with Saving Grace Ministries Inc. and True Community Development Corp., celebrated the grand opening Monday of the Patriot Heights Apartments Project. The establishment will provide affordable housing for single mothers who are military veterans.
Lewiston Post Office investigation complete, leak was accidental
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 03:25 pm
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has finished its investigation into the pepper spray spill that sent seven Lewiston Post Office employees to Mount St. Mary's Hospital on Wednesday.
Simonson to present Sanborn Area Historical Society program
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:10 pm
The Sanborn Area Historical Society will host a program titled, "6 Times the World Was Saved From Nuclear Armageddon (That You Never Knew About)," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Sanborn firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429), Sanborn.
Poloncarz hosts 'presidential' guest
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz recently enjoyed a visit with "Harry Truman," the nation's 33rd president, as portrayed by Buffalo actor David Lundy.
Niagara University honors Russell Salvatore, Huynh Trung Nam
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:05 pm
Niagara University recognized the contributions of two national and international leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry during a special convocation on Thursday, Oct. 13.
'Sister We Win' gala to support breast cancer patients
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:00 pm
Out-of-pocket expenses can pile up quickly for patients dealing with breast cancer. While insurance can help, there are still lengthy co-pays to cover, over-the-counter medications to purchase, and other costs that aren't covered by insurance plans.
Niagara Falls State Park seeks partner for theater operation
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:00 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced a request for proposals has been released for Niagara Falls State Park. The RFP seeks to identify a qualified private sector partner to continue operation of the Niagara Adventure Theater in the Orin Lehman Visitor Center, as well as to continue the targeted marketing and sale of the Niagara USA Discovery Pass to out-of-market tours and groups.
Wheatfield Lions to host meat raffle
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club will host its annual meat raffle at 6 p.m. Nov. 5, at the American Legion Post 1451, next to the Wheatfield Lions Club at 6525 Ward Road.
Niagara County Central Rotary to host Apple Tree Antique Show
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club will host the 11th Apple Tree Antique Show from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at the American Legion Post No. 1451 at 6525 Ward Road, Sanborn.
Election Day spaghetti in Ransomville
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 07:00 am
An Election Day spaghetti dinner will be offered from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8, at Ransomville Baptist Church, Youngstown-Lockport Road and Academy Street.