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Local dance studios gather together to perform 'Thriller' and raise awareness for Dancerʼs Give Back
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Halloween is a "thrilling" time of year, and that is why five area dance studios decided to join forces and perform the classic dance "Thriller" at the Galleria Mall on Saturday.
Porter GOP honors McCollum
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Wednesday evening, the Town of Porter Republican Committee held its annual fundraiser reception where the group honored one of its own as Republican of the Year. In his naming of Lee "Moo Cow" McCollum, Porter GOP Committee Chair Duffy Johnston spoke of the resident's involvement in the community.
Wiepert: 'No major changes' in Porter budget
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Porter Town Supervisor Mert Wiepert reports Town Board discussions are continuing as the town's tentative $5.255 million budget nears completion.
Winter warm-up for Community Missions
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
Last week, while walking through the Village of Lewiston, I experienced my first seasonal reminder that it was time to "Think warm." Hands in pockets, I started formulating my cold weather to-do list. Winter tires, replace seal on drafty window, buy my son, Liam, a new winter jacket.
AARP Tax-Aide volunteers sought for 2015 tax season
Sat, Oct 25th 2014 07:00 am
The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is now seeking volunteers for the upcoming tax season to help area taxpayers in need of assistance preparing and filing their tax returns. Last year, hundreds of volunteers helped prepare more 9,000 taxpayers across upstate New York, many of whom were seniors over the age of 60.
NCSO Honor Guard presents colors at Bills game
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:35 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard was selected to present the colors for the Buffalo Bills-New England Patriots game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Oct. 12, the historic first game under the ownership of the Pegulas.
GNBC presents 'Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy'
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:30 pm
Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center will be transformed into a magical wonderland Saturday, Nov. 8, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. once again presents its annual "Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy."
Aquarium of Niagara Halloween event Saturday
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:25 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will host its annual "Halloween Happenings" celebration from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the aquarium, 701 Whirlpool St. During special event hours, admission will be $5 per person, and children who dress as a sea creature will receive free admission.
Amanda's Angels - ALS Buffalo set benefit
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:15 pm
•Amanda Pumm Bernier grew up in the Western New York area. The woman, her family, and husband, Chris, hail from a long line of firefighters and first responders and have a tradition of helping others.
I-190 lane closures
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:05 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced Thursday travel restrictions will continue on NY Route 384 (Buffalo Avenue), and Interstate 190, in the City of Niagara Falls, to allow for the continuing construction of new bridges carrying the thruway over Buffalo Avenue.
NYPA to acquire two new tugboats
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 06:05 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has taken action for the acquisition of two new tugboats to support the operation of the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant.
Register for Michelle's Memorial 5K
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:55 pm
The third annual Michelle's Memorial 5K will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, in Middleport. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at the Middleport Firehall, and the starting line will be close by on Mill Street. The course will be along the scenic Erie Canal.
On National Food Day, Higgins joins Food Bank of WNY to promote awareness of community need
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins visited the Food Bank of Western New York as communities across the country recognized National Food Day with events aimed at promoting access to healthy food.
Celebrate Catholic education in Niagara
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:40 pm
The Catholic Schools of Niagara County will celebrate and honor those who support Catholic Education at a dinner event Monday.
United Way of Greater Niagara gearing for gala
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:40 pm
As October nears to an end, United Way of Greater Niagara officials are preparing for their upcoming gala, which benefits the annual campaign.
'Arts Access' program celebrates first successful year; launches season two
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:35 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced the successful conclusion of year one of its "Arts Access" program, which began in September 2013, and announced the program will continue for its second season.
Marshall joins medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:35 pm
Jonathan Marshall, D.O., an interventional radiologist, has joined the medical staff and is performing procedures at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Wadhawan named chief of cardiology at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:35 pm
Sachin Wadhawan, M.D., has been appointed chief of the department of cardiology at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Ceretto secures emergency services dispatching funding
Fri, Oct 24th 2014 05:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto has helped to secure $189,204 in grants for Niagara County for emergency service dispatch operations.
Take the plunge Dec. 13 (12/13/14), then win a honeymoon in Niagara Falls
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 03:25 pm
Dec. 13, 2014, is set to be the last number-sequential date until Jan. 2, 2034, and for those wanting a unique wedding date, people are clamoring to say, "I do."
Buffalo City Mission launches $2.3 million 'One Mission, One Hope' fall campaign
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 03:15 pm
The Buffalo City Mission has kicked off its annual "One Mission, One Hope" fall campaign by setting a goal of $2.3 million for 2014, to help raise critical funds necessary to sustain programs and services for the region's homeless.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute tobacco control program awarded $1 million in contracts
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 03:15 pm
Roswell Park Cancer Institute was awarded three contracts from the New York State Department of Health's Bureau of Tobacco Control for regional tobacco control programs.
Niagara University to honor Glynn, Demler and Bennett at President's Dinner
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., has made access and affordability to excellent education hallmarks of his second year as president of Niagara University.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert on Ebola-related scams
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a consumer alert warning New Yorkers about scams related to fears of Ebola.
43North Global Business Idea Competition announces official lineup of judges for Oct. 30 finals event
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 02:55 pm
43North has announced its lineup of finals judges for the finalist pitch session of the world's largest ($5 million) business idea competition, which will take place as part of "43North Week" Oct. 30 at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.
NYPA hosts annual 'Halloween Spooktacular' at Power Vista
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 11:50 pm
Children can get a running start on Halloween at the New York Power Authority's annual "Halloween Spooktacular" Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Power Vista, the visitors center for NYPA's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue returns to Becker Farms
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 11:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue returns to Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Becker Farms is located at 3760 Quaker Road in Gasport. Heart of Niagara's adoptable dogs Sassy, Snoopy, Gina, Bandit and Rocky will be there to meet and greet the public.
Calling all mini rock stars: Hard Rock Cafe hosts 'Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?' contest
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 02:45 pm
Hard Rock is rolling out the red carpet for its youngest rock stars to show off their best impressions. To launch the Hard Rock "Roxtars" program, Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, will host the "Does Your Child Look Like a Rock Star?" contest Saturday, Nov. 1.
College hockey: Notre Dame vs. Niagara Friday and Saturday on NBC Sports Live Extra and NBCSN
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 01:20 pm
NBCSN's coverage of the 2014-15 college hockey season continues with a two-game series this weekend featuring the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Niagara Purple Eagles.
Empire State Development awarded USEPA grant funding for Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 01:20 pm
Empire State Development and Erie County today announced that, through the award of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to ESD, the county and state will work together to assist the Western New York Sustainable Business Roundtable to create a more sustainable and resilient region.
Scarecrow Display winner announced
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 04:30 pm
The scores are in and, based on creativity, construction and uniqueness, the overall winner of the 2014 Niagara River Region Scarecrow Display is "Bum Jovi" by Melloni's Market Place in Youngstown. The creative and humorous display is located in front of the popular Youngstown grocery store at 200 Lockport St.
Cuomo announces state's first energy management network operations center
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced today the launch of the state's first energy management network operations center, which will provide public facilities across New York with real-time data on their energy use, allowing them to improve building energy performance and lower the state's utility bills.
Higgins presents Insalaco family Bronze Star Medal
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented military medals and honors, including the Bronze Star, to the family of World War II Veteran Private First Class Samuel J. Insalaco.
NYPA trustees approve economic development measures to create more than 150 jobs in Western New York
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 04:20 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved new allocations of low-cost hydropower to two firms in Western New York and nearly $600,000 in Western New York Power Proceeds awards for three other firms in the region.
Buffalo Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek's jersey
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony scheduled to take place Jan. 13, 2015, prior to the team's home game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center.
Fallsview Casino Resort & Casino Niagara nets multiple industry awards for leadership and innovation
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 04:20 pm
Though Canada's Thanksgiving is past, Niagara Casinos is still reflecting on how much it has to be thankful for this year.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue receives $5,000 ASPCA grant
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 04:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the ASPCA and Subaru Rescue Ride that will assist the agency's shelter partners and transport partners, with monetary support to enable the transport of dogs sitting in overcrowded shelters awaiting their forever homes.
Sanborn Historical Society presents '8 Miracles That Saved America'
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 07:00 am
The British set fire to the White House 200 years ago during the War of 1812. Some people think what happened next could be considered a miracle. This topic, along with several other improbable events that saved this country, will be discussed by local author Lee Simonson at the Sanborn Historical Society meeting.
Support Community Missions at Pizza Hut fundraiser
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 01:20 pm
Pizza Hut, 7721 Niagara Falls Blvd., will hold a fundraiser for Community Missions beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. Present the ticket below (also available at www.communitymissions.org/pizza-hut) and 20 percent of pre-taxed sales will be donated to youth services at Community Missions.
Ebola message from Niagara County public health director
Mon, Oct 20th 2014 01:00 pm
As the Ebola situation evolves, the Niagara County Department of Health continues to work collaboratively with Niagara County hospitals, the Niagara County Department of Emergency Management, first responder agencies, the New York State Department of Health, Customs and Border Protection and many other local, state and federal partners.