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Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 'The Big Easy in Buffalo' 9th annual 'Mardi Gras Jam'
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:40 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced details for the "The Big Easy in Buffalo" ninth annual Mardi Gras Jam, taking place Friday, Feb. 5, at Buffalo Iron Works.
BPO announces 2016-17 M&T Bank Classics season
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:30 am
When Western New Yorkers are asked who they'd most like to see perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, they mention violinist Joshua Bell.
Workforce investment board boosts trainee supports
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:15 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board has announced a policy change to increase available training funds and supportive services for eligible individuals in Erie County seeking WIB assistance in upgrading job skills and finding employment.
Higgins, Reed, Tonko, Gibson, Collins, Slaughter, Hanna, Katko invite White House to host opioid-related community forum in upstate New York
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 11:05 am
Eight upstate New York members of the House of Representatives are inviting the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy to choose upstate New York as a location for an upcoming community forum to address the opioid epidemic.
Assemblyman Ceretto announces new traffic light for Niagara residents
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 10:45 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced the state's Department of Transportation will install a traffic light at the intersection of I-190 southbound and Packard Road in Niagara.
USDA: Avoid a food safety penalty this Super Bowl Sunday
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 10:45 am
With more than 1.3 billon chicken wings and 4 million pizzas expected to be eaten during the big game, there are plenty of opportunities for a food safety penalty to occur.
Going to the dogs: Heart of Niagara 'A Taste of The Niagara Region' photos
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 02:50 pm
About 400 people were expected to attend Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's fourth annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," Saturday afternoon inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Town Board: Gus Macker on agenda
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
A possible second edition of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament may tip off on Grand Island Boulevard in June.
Grand Island: New library director finds Island a welcoming place
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Patricia Covley said that she was "very excited about the opportunity" to work as the director of the Grand Island Memorial Library.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Citizen of the Year Awards Committee is planning its 50th annual awards dinner to recognize individuals and businesses that have given greatly to the community and made it a better place to live, work and play.
Grand Island native earns Junior Sailor of the Year
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher Eley from Grand Island, serving aboard the USS Bulkeley, earned Junior Sailor of the Year for 2015.
Canisius College to host 'Soup with Substance' event to celebrate legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Canisius College ALANA Student Center will host a "Soup with Substance" program from noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Regis South Room of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Town of Lewiston board hears of new taxpayers' alliance
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Despite Town Board changes and a new year, the frustrations of residents on how the Town of Lewiston manages its affairs continue as January 2016 turns into February.
Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Principals report positive results
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
With Friday marking the halfway point of the 2015-16 school year, Lewiston-Porter Central Schools began assessing students' academic progress.
New Stella program integrates outdoor experience into every class
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Unlike previous generations, today's children are growing up connected to technology that they use for learning, entertainment and communication. While advancements in digital communications have brought them closer to information and people, some behavioral experts fear they are becoming disconnected from the real world.
Mount View offers seniors a new lease on life
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
At Mount View Assisted Living in Lockport, seniors aren't considered "old people." They're not forced into stereotypical hobbies or limited on what they can or can't do. In fact, they're encouraged to think past limitations - age, sickness, injury or anything else that would slow a person down.
Village of Lewiston: Memorial Day parade, ceremony back on
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 Cmdr. Bill Justyk and Adjutant Norm Machelor officially announced Thursday the Village of Lewiston Memorial Day ceremony is coming back after a year off.
State plans Niagara Falls dewatering, bridge replacements
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 07:00 pm
In coming years, area residents and visitors to Niagara Falls will be able experience a truly unique event - if plans announced this week hold true.
Simple steps for propane tank safety during winter storms
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:45 pm
The New York Propane Gas Association is asking consumers to take simple steps to aid in keeping propane tanks filled and keep families safe during and after winter storms.
Memorial Medical Center receives national recognition
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's innovative Get Well/Stay Well program, which provides holistic care to older adults at the Summit Family Care Center in Wheatfield, has won a prestigious national award.
Higgins supports Buffalo's application for 'SMART Cities' challenge
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is backing a federal grant application submitted by the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC), in partnership with the City of Buffalo, Greater Buffalo-Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) and the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for the U.S. Department of Transportation's "Beyond Traffic: The SMART City Challenge."
Empower announces staff and leadership appointments
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:25 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, has announced several leadership appointments:
Acting Erie County DA Flaherty announces new community outreach initiative
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. was joined Thursday by leading members of Erie County in a community forum to announce a brand-new community outreach initiative of the office of the Erie County district attorney (ECDA).
'Operation Whiter-Brighter' to support Niagara Air Base for 10th straight year
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Western New Yorkers can have smiles as white as snow and support a good cause - just in time for spring.
Village of Youngstown receives unexpected donations for Veteran's Memorial security system
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Thursday's Village of Youngstown Board meeting began with a pleasant surprise. The Vietnam Veterans of America Niagara County Chapter 268 presented donations to the village in honor of Francis Daniel Zuhlke, a veteran and active community member who passed away in October.
Community Missions: 19th annual 'Sweetheart Dinner' benefits Niagara County's neediest
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Community Missions Inc. will hold its 19th annual "Sweetheart Dinner" on Friday, Feb. 5, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls to raise awareness and funds for the agency's crisis services programs.
Meetings for dementia caregiver support groups in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 11:40 am
Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be stressful and isolating, but support groups can provide coping tools and a welcoming embrace from others in the same position.
New storage facility opens in Town of Niagara
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 11:40 am
Sandro Viola, a Town of Niagara resident for 35 years, has opened Towne Centre Storage, a storage facility, at 8605 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
DEC looks to secure funds for landfill remediation
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 11:00 am
Last month, the Department of Environmental Conservation recategorized the Niagara Sanitation site off Nash Road from a class 3 site, which is described as offering no hazard to the public, to a class 2 site, indicating there is a potential hazard to the public.
WNED | WBFO's 2016 special, 'Making a Difference,' recognizes WNY citizens committed to making a positive community impact
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:45 am
WNED-TV has completed production on a new "Making a Difference" television special. This year's program features nine exemplary individuals who work year-round to create change and make a positive impact in their communities.
Food Bank: Community's help needed to 'Check Out Hunger'
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:45 am
Western New Yorkers will be able to help feed hungry families in the community while shopping for groceries throughout the month of February.
Hospice volunteers gear up for spring bouquet sale
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:35 am
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2016 spring bouquet sale. The sale will run March 7-13 with presale bouquets being ordered throughout the month of February.
Conservation tree and shrub seedlings now available
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:35 am
Order forms for the 2016 conservation tree and shrub seedling sale are now available from Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District.
DEC accepting applications for annual Environmental Excellence Awards
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:35 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for the 2016 Environmental Excellence Awards program, Acting DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Free tax prep available through EOC
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo's Educational Opportunity Center is again offering free tax preparation for individuals and families meeting economic and income guidelines, the latest installment of a quickly expanding program.
Niagara USA Chamber announces Chamber Honors awardees
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:35 am
The Niagara USA Chamber will hold its annual Chamber Honors Gala Friday, March 18, at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Event Center. This annual dinner recognizes the businesses and business leaders that have made a positive impact in the Niagara region.
New gray seal, Della, arrives at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:35 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is proud to welcome Della, a 25-year-old gray seal from the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago.
A B.A.S.I.C. winter recess at NU: Serving those in need
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:35 am
When college students travel during the winter semester break, it's rare they do so to harvest potatoes, pick carrots and feed the homeless - unless said college students attend Niagara University.
Ortt welcomes Croci to tour Niagara Falls Air Base
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 02:40 pm
State Sens. Rob Ortt and Patrick Gallivan welcomed Sen. Tom Croci of Sayville to their districts Wednesday during a tour of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park and the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Wednesday. The visit to the naval park and air base was a fist for Croci.
Buffalo Philharmonic to celebrate genius of David Bowie with March 30 show
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 02:40 pm
Western New York fans of David Bowie will have a chance to come together and celebrate his towering musical legacy at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30.