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Alzheimer's Association offers free workshop
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging. It is a progressive and fatal brain disease that is the most common form of dementia.
Niagara-Wheatfield residents vote Tuesday on $64.6 million budget
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's annual budget vote and school board election will be held from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Adult Learning Center at the high school, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.

On the ballot will be the district's proposed budget for 2014-15, a transportation proposition and a choice of six candidates for three open board of education seats.

Running for three-year terms on the board will be Dana Andrews, incumbent Christopher Peters, incumbent Richard Halleen, Gina Terbot, Dr. Daniel Haick and Darren Sneed. Previously announced candidate Danny Maerten recently withdrew from the race for personal reasons.

Thumbs down for Quasar's equate in Wheatfield
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday gave residents a chance to comment on the first draft of a local law amendment to ban equate, as well as a chance to meet and question both the environmental attorney and environmental consultant hired to help create the law.
Medical auxiliary plans chicken/rib fundraiser
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:35 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a dinnertime fundraising event at The Bakery Restaurant on Monday, May 19, from 4 to 8 p.m.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes employees
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:20 pm
More than 300 people attended the Mount St. Mary's employee recognition dinner Wednesday at Antonio's. The dinner was held to recognize those employees who have 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40-year anniversaries from Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center.
Emmylou Harris to perform at Kleinhans Music Hall
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:20 pm
BPO Nation welcomes American musical legend Emmylou Harris to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

A 13-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris' contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

Village of Lewiston accident triggers power outage
Fri, May 16th 2014 03:30 pm
Lewiston police responded with Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. late Thursday night to a one-vehicle accident at Center and North Fifth streets. Upon investigation, patrol reported a 21-year-old male operator struck an electrical pole.
'German Sommerfest' to highlight June events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Fri, May 16th 2014 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village's popular "German Sommerfest" returns on June 21, highlighting several family activities scheduled throughout the month. BNHV is located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.
U.S. labor secretary to speak at UB School of Public Health and Health Professions commencement ceremony
Fri, May 16th 2014 07:00 am
Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremony for the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions. The 12th annual SPHHP commencement will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the UB Center for the Arts on the North (Amherst) Campus.
Higgins, Weinstein present Amherst WWII veteran with Bronze Star
Thu, May 15th 2014 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Town of Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein recently presented the Bronze Star and additional military commendations to World War II veteran Bruno Yetto.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy golf tournament honors James Catanese
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is holding its 22nd annual "Matthew J. Murphy Jr. On the Tee fore NCP" golf tournament, June 13 at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston. Registration and lunch are at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit NCP's adult vocational program.

The event will celebrate the agency's 60th anniversary, in addition to unveiling a new award, "The Chairman's Award." This year's recipient is James Catanese.

New York state jobless rate falls to lowest level in more than 5 years
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
New York state's unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percent to 6.7 percent, its lowest level since December 2008, according to preliminary figures released by the New York State Department of Labor.
Mount St. Mary's sponsors annual 'A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life' prostate cancer screening
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
In celebration of Father's Day and National Men's Health Month, the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center is sponsoring the annual "A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life" free Prostate Cancer Screening June 9-14.
National Fuel offers flooding precautions
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:50 pm
National Fuel offers customers the following information should they experience flooding in their basements:
Animal welfare advocates urge New York lawmakers to protect pets at 'Voices for Animals Day'
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:50 pm
New Yorkers concerned about animal welfare converged on the State Capitol in Albany for New York "Voices for Animals Day" on Wednesday to lobby for stronger state laws to protect pets across the state.
Niagara Catholic welcomes new National Junior Honor Society members
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School recently welcomed several new grade seven members to the National Junior Honor Society.
Niagara Catholic presents donation to Bishop Richard Malone
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
During a recent visit to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Buffalo Diocese, was presented with a sizable donation to benefit Catholic Charities.
International Tourism Association awards NU student, names NU professor president
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara University was well represented at a conference held in Las Vegas for an international association of hospitality and tourism educators.
Jim Kelly reflects on his cancer battle; future of Buffalo Bills
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
As Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly returned home to continue his battle with mouth cancer, he took time Wednesday to meet with WBBZ-TV Vice President and General Manager Bob Koshinski for a television interview to update everyone in Western New York and across #BillsNation on his health, family and involvement with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the sale of the Buffalo Bills.
New York Lottery announces winning TAKE 5 ticket sold in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:35 pm
The New York Lottery has announced a top prizewinning ticket for the May 12 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at the Tops Markets at 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd., in Niagara Falls. The ticket is worth $16,055.50.
NY Sea Grant offers clean and safe boating tips with 2014 'Water Mouse' exhibit
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
New York Sea Grant shares clean and safe boating tips as the new "Discover Clean & Safe Boating" educational vessel travels to venues throughout upstate New York through the 2014 boating season. The top 10 list of tips from New York Sea Grant is designed to help boaters be safe, environmentally friendly and legal on New York's recreational waters:
Lewiston Community Lions receive beautification grant
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:00 pm
Lewiston Community Lions Club member Lori Caso, public affairs spokeswoman for Waste Management, presented Lion's Club President Ron Craft a check for a Waste Management/Keep America Beautiful grant. The money will assist the Lions Club in cleanup and beautification efforts in the Lewiston/Sanborn community.
Cancer survivor Wasserman Schultz joins Higgins, Roswell Park to highlight progress, next steps in cancer prevention, treatment
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:30 pm
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and WNY Congressman Brian Higgins recognized National Women's Health Week with a tour of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Center for Personalized Medicine and a discussion about the future of cancer treatment and prevention.
'Vines & Wines' to benefit OUN
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Tickets are now on sale for the May 21 event "Vines & Wines" to benefit the horticulture program and its participants with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will visit Pet Supplies Plus Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Meet adoptable dogs Loree and Joey. Photos and information on these and all their animals are available online at www.heartofniagara.org.
Niagara University: 26 inducted into Sigma Alpha Sigma honor society
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Sigma Alpha Sigma, the undergraduate honor society of Niagara University, inducted new members during its 81st annual tapping ceremony on April 26 at the Castellani Art Museum.
Higgins welcomes GSA initiative on reuse of Dillon Courthouse
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed an announcement by the U.S. General Services Administration that it is issuing a "request for information" seeking ideas for the reuse of the Dillon Courthouse building, which sits vacant along Niagara Square in Buffalo.
Higgins comments on importance of strong federal commitment to infrastructure investment
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
President Barack Obama is scheduled to give remarks on infrastructure at the Tappan Zee Bridge. Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response:
LCA spring spruce-up
Wed, May 14th 2014 07:00 am
The walkway entrance to the offices of the Lewiston Council on the Arts on Ridge Street recently received a brand-new look. Beau Enterprises of Ransomville and the Village of Lewiston partnered to sponsor the renovation of the walkway with pavers that complement the heritage stones in the historic Lewiston Peace Garden.
Dan Kelly updates Bob Koshinski and 'All Sports WNY' on Jim Kelly
Tue, May 13th 2014 05:00 pm
Bob Koshinski welcomed Dan Kelly, vice chairman of the Kelly for Kids Foundation, and brother of Buffalo's Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, to "All Sports WNY" on WBBZ-TV Tuesday.
Land Conservancy to present findings from Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:50 pm
On Wednesday, May 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Western New York Land Conservancy will present findings from the Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project at the Pekin Fire Hall located at 3024 Upper Mountain Road in Sanborn.
DiNapoli expands anti-corruption initiative
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has announced he expanded his anti-public corruption initiative and created a new division of investigations to build on efforts that resulted in 30 arrests and the restitution of $3 million last year. Deputy Comptroller and Counsel for Investigations Nelson Sheingold will head the division.
Four NU professors collaborate to publish manuscript on poverty assessment and tracking
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:05 pm
A study performed by four Niagara University professors regarding undergraduate students' perceptions of those living in poverty has been published in the Journal of Research on Social Work Practice.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces inaugural 'Spark' cultural awards
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced details of its inaugural "Spark" Cultural Awards. The awards party, "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture," will take place Wednesday, June 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hotel@The Lafayette.
Gov. Cuomo announces nearly $9 million in funding awards for Niagara Falls State Parks projects
Tue, May 13th 2014 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $9 million in funding awards for two restoration projects at Niagara Falls State Park that underscore the progress being made in support of the Niagara River Greenway as well as the continuing revitalization of the New York state park system.
Empire State Development announces $4.4 million for projects spurring economic opportunity across New York
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Empire State Development's board of directors has approved more than $4.4 million to support six economic development projects in the Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley, North Country and New York City regions. The funding will leverage more than $5.6 million in private and additional public investments to support businesses, improve important infrastructure and lay the groundwork for future economic growth and job creation.
Ceretto joins Cuomo to announce Western New York job recruitment
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday to announce an upcoming job recruitment event for people who are looking for work. The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will hold a job recruitment seminar in Williamsville on May 15. The event will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the Williamsville Career Center at 4175 Transit Road in the Transitown Plaza.
Heart of Niagara's 'Cruisin' On The Canal' welcomes additional sponsors
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue recently secured additional sponsors for its "Cruisin On The Canal" fundraiser planned for Saturday, June 14.
Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center hosts free hearing screens in May
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
May is Better Hearing & Speech Month across the U.S. Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the professional treatment available.
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center recognized by Niagara River Lodge Masons
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Lodge Masons recently presented the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center with a Community Award of $500.
 


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