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Collins helps secure $167,340 in grants for three local fire companies
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $167,340 in federal funding for three local fire companies: Rapids Fire Co., located in Niagara County, will receive $64,029; Clarence Fire District No. 1, located in Erie County, will receive $63,456; and Shelby Fire Co., located in Orleans County, will receive $39,855.
Art auction cancelled
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Community Missions' 2015 art auction slated for Friday, Sept. 18, is cancelled. The art auction house indicated its minimum number of required tickets have not been reserved or confirmed; rescheduling the event at this time is not optional.
Labor Day pet-friendly getaway? Tips for a safe road trip
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Planning to hit the road with your pet for a Labor Day getaway? Before you pack up your car and your pet, be sure to heed these pet travel tips for the road to help ensure your four-legged companion is happy and safe:
Collins announces $144,760 grant for Adams Fire Co.
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $144,760 in federal funding for the Adams Fire Co. located on Nash Road in North Tonawanda.
Energy savings come to light across Erie County
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:15 pm
Erie County is poised to reap thousands of dollars in annual energy savings following the installation of new, efficient lighting at the Edward A. Rath county office building and at Old County Hall.
Lehrer Dance with 10,000 Maniacs at UB
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Lehrer Dance with 10,000 Maniacs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7:15 p.m.
Niagara University junior crowned National American Miss New York
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
Niagara University Sarah Volmy was crowned 2015 National American Miss New York at the state pageant held last month in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Goo Goo Dolls visit Music is Art Festival
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
A special appearance by Buffalo's own Goo Goo Dolls will highlight this year's 13th annual Music is Art Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. The free event runs from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. in Delaware Park behind the Albright Knox Art Gallery.
Elderwood joins HEALTHeLINK
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
HEALTHeLINK today announced Elderwood is the latest long-term care facility to participate in Western New York's clinical information exchange. This includes Elderwood's 12 local assisted living and skilled nursing facilities located in Amherst, Cheektowaga, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lancaster, West Seneca, Wheatfield and Williamsville.
Rocky's Pizza Too! holding 5th birthday
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Rocky's Pizza Too! is celebrating its fifth anniversary in business in Ransomville today.
ECO Nathan VerHague honored as top New York environmental conservation officer
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 05:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Nathan VerHague was named the 2014 New York Officer of the Year by the Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association.
Buffalo Sabres: Full schedule announced for Prospects Challenge
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the full tournament schedule for the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, later this month at First Niagara Center and HARBORCENTER.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends more than $8 million in funding projects
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:45 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted Tuesday to recommend $8,480,000 in funding to five Western New York enterprises. The WNYPPAB recommendations build on the momentum and capitalize on the strategies laid out in the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council strategic plan and the "Buffalo Billion" investment development plan.
College is in session: National Grid offers lessons in saving energy and money as classes resume
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:20 pm
The scent of fresh notebook paper and dry-erase markers in the air signals it's time for "Back to School."
Back to school: Skin Cancer Foundation offers sun-safety tips
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:15 pm
While sun protection is often associated with hot summer days, harmful ultraviolet rays are present year-round and can be just as dangerous on the schoolyard as they are at the beach.
Niagara Greenway Commission agenda amendment and meetings announced
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:00 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 15, to determine the consistency of the 46th round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at The Niawanda Park Pavilion, 600 Niagara St., Tonawanda. The executive committee meeting will precede the general meeting at 2 p.m.
New partnership between Erie County social services, school districts places CPS workers in local schools
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today announced an initiative to increase collaboration between the Erie County Department of Social Services and local suburban school districts.
'Kiss The Dog Days of Summer Goodbye Yappy Hours' support Heart of Niagara
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 02:40 pm
The public is invited to support Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Tin Pan Alley and The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. this Friday and Saturday while enjoying a special end-of-summer happy hour re-named "Yappy Hour."
The Buddy Walk: Celebrating the differences ... and what we have in common
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 01:50 pm
I look back at the photos from 2007, and I see a small boy who is just about swimming in his lime-green Buddy Walk T-shirt.
North Tonawanda History Museum plans programs
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St., is planning two special programs for the fall.
BBB says beware of Paul McCartney ticket scams
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 03:50 pm
It only took a few hours for people to snap up all of the Paul McCartney tickets for the show at Buffalo's First Niagara Center on Oct. 22.
WBBZ-TV stands by Fred Jackson
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 03:50 pm
Just hours after WBBZ-TV release a press release announcing a new season of "The Fred Jackson Show," the Buffalo Bills unexpectedly released the popular running back Monday. He was a star player on the team for the past 10 years.
Buffalo Bills: Veteran RB Fred Jackson released
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Bills today announced the team released running back Fred Jackson.
Buffalo's Paul McCartney celebration continues Oct. 23 with The McCartney Years at UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 11:20 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents The McCartney Years: The Premier Paul McCartney Tribute, at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. Tickets ($29.50) are on sale now.
Deb Billoni working for women
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 09:55 am
My wife, Debbie, is truly an amazing person. I am sure every married man can say that and, in each case, it is probably true. What simply astounds me about Debbie is her ability to juggle so many extremely important balls in the air without dropping any and without showing any signs of stress.
Niagara Celtic Festival celebrates 15th year
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 07:00 am
The 15th annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 19 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at Krull Park, 6108 Lake Road, Olcott.
Sun, Aug 30th 2015 07:00 pm
Three of Buffalo's four quarterbacks threw touchdown passes Saturday, including Matt Simms (No. 8), as the Bills routed the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-19 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. (Photo by Matt Duffy)
Lewiston Town Board tables final plat for French Landing
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 10:30 am
The Lewiston Town Board listened, deliberated and, following hesitation, acted on the French Landing subdivision eyed for the east side of Lower River Road in northern Lewiston. The Town Board opted to table its approval of a final plat planned for the project.
Summerfest returns to Porter on the Lake Park
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 08:00 am
The annual Porter on the Lake Summerfest will be held from 3-9 p.m. Labor Day, Sept. 7. This family-fun event will feature food, vendors, beer/wine as well as local bands The Frame, 90 West and Strictly Hip.
Ballet company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 07:00 am
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's annual family-friendly holiday show, returns Nov. 20-21 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
Peach Queen contestants 'Dance Like a Star'
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 07:00 am
On Friday, Aug. 21, Dance Like a Star with Serge hosted the Niagara County Peach Queen Pageant contestants at the studio for a luau party. The contestants learned the cha-cha, rhumba and a few other steps. They danced with partners and were treated to performances by the professional dance staff.
War of 1812 Encampment includes evening battle at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 07:00 am
Labor Day weekend will bring 1812 history to life for visitors at Old Fort Niagara during its annual War of 1812 Encampment.
Catholic Charities awarded five-year, $27 million contract to administer WIC program in Chautauqua Erie and Niagara counties
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 03:05 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has been awarded a five-year, $27 million contract to provide Women, Infants and Children program services in Chautauqua County for the first time beginning Oct. 1, and to continue providing WIC services across Erie and Niagara counties.
Chris Aquino receives NU's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 03:05 pm
Christopher P. Aquino, '85, MBA'94, associate professor of accounting, received Niagara University's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award during this morning's Faculty Welcome Back Brunch.
Higgins to host federal fire grant workshop
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 03:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins invites local firefighters, emergency medical personnel and others interested in learning more about federal fire grant opportunities to an upcoming workshop.
Can You Help? Margaret Blevins Haseley
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:55 pm
Lower Niagara Moose Lodge 584 invites the community to join in the lodge's upcoming relief event to assist bar staffer Margaret Blevins Haseley, who is now battling cancer.
Above and Beyond: GIFC salutes Miracle League on Firefighter Day
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:30 pm
The summer baseball schedule concluded Sunday at the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York with the fourth annual Firefighter Day at the ballpark.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Island residents alerted about car break-ins
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:20 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced a special alert for the residents of Grand Island following a recent string of vehicle break-ins.
Grand Island: Gus Macker hoops tourney
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:15 pm
Corey McGowan is encouraging all Islanders, especially anyone who has opposed this weekend's Gus Macker Tournament, to come out and see what the fun-filled, family-oriented event is all about.

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