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Grand Island Fire Co.: 2015 fire prevention open house set for Oct. 9
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:45 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski has announced that this year's fire prevention open house will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Deputy Tortorella named finalist for Officer of the Year
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:45 am
Deputy Joe Tortorella, whose actions in April are credited with ensuring the safety of many students and staff at a Wheatfield elementary school, has been selected as one of four finalists for the 2015 International Association of Chiefs of Police/Target Police Officer of the Year.
'Murder in the Smokey Mountains': NT's Ghostlight Theatre to present new thriller
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
It's the perfect recipe for a mystery: A bunch of people who may or may not know each other as well as they think, thrown together in an unfamiliar area ... when things start going horribly wrong.
New faces, new places on Webster Street
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Michele Krienbuhl's little boutique has a big history to live up to, but she's up for the challenge.
Pet blessing
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Pets, and their owners, are invited to Faulkner Park for a special blessing at noon Sunday, Oct. 4. The Rev. Alison Martin of St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown will mark the feast of St. Francis of Assisi with this special event.
Upper Mountain Fire Co. hosts open house
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Fire engine rides, a live burn demonstration and hands-on challenges for attendees will join fire safety education and blood pressure checks Saturday at the Upper Mountain Fire Co.'s annual community open house.
'Thursday Night Thrillers' haunt The Riv
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center and M&T Bank will present "Thursday Night Thrillers" at The Riv at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, Webster Street, North Tonawanda.
Fire Prevention Week runs Oct. 4-10
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
Fire Prevention Week is upon us, and the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is reminding all New Yorkers of the importance of having working smoke alarms throughout their homes.
Town of Lewiston to present budget Monday
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
The Lewiston Town Board will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Lewiston Town Hall. At that time, the Town of Lewiston's 2015 tentative budget will be presented.
Buffalo Sabres announce roster moves; camp roster now at 30
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday the team released eight players from its training camp roster.
VIDEO: Colors of season on display at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
There's plenty to see and do this fall at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens.
Panepinto calls on UB to relocate law school to vacant Dillon Courthouse
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 12:15 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto called on the University at Buffalo to relocate its Law School to the former Michael J. Dillon U.S. Courthouse.
Noted scholar to deliver keynote address at UB conference exploring the social and political dimensions of pain
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 10:45 am
Elaine Scarry, the author of the definitive study on pain and one of the nation's leading scholars of contemporary pain studies, will deliver the keynote address at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the University at Buffalo's Honors College as part of a three-day conference that explores the philosophy, history and politics of pain.
Niagara Catholic awards Teresa Marie Coppola Memorial Scholarship Fund
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 10:40 am
On Friday, Sept. 25, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School and Howard Pirong awarded the Teresa Marie Coppola Memorial Scholarship Fund to students Venasija Lewis and Maya Gandy.
Rabies clinic wrap up report tops 4,700 vaccinations in 2015
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 10:40 am
The Erie County Department of Health has announced the successful conclusion of the 2015 series of free animal rabies clinics, following the final event last week, which drew 909 pet owners to the Erie County Fire Training Academy in Cheektowaga.
Registration open for Buffalo Fitness Games
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 10:35 am
Registration is open for the 2015 Buffalo Fitness Games, hosted by IMPACT Sports Performance at HARBORCENTER.
2016 Premier to honor Tom Golisano, Dr. Mark D. Perry
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 10:35 am
The founder of one of the largest private foundations in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to helping people with intellectual disabilities, and a prominent hospital board member and radiologist will be honored at The 2016 Premier, Memorial's annual dinner gala.
Fall foliage photo contest opens at Erie County Parks
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 10:35 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced a photo contest, open to Erie County residents, that focuses on the beauty of Erie County's 10,000-acre parks system.
Canisius to host Syracuse University professor as part of Archives Speakers Series
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 10:35 am
Gladys I. McCormick, Ph.D., assistant professor at the Maxwell School of Public Affairs, Syracuse University, will speak at Canisius College as part of the fall 2015 Archives Speaker Series at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library, first floor.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 10:30 am
Each year in New York, nearly 15,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 2,700 women die from the disease. These women are our wives, mothers, sisters and friends.
Niagara University to recognize eight educational leaders during awards dinner
Fri, Oct 2nd 2015 10:30 am
Niagara University's College of Education will recognize the contributions of eight educational leaders from the Western New York and Southern Ontario communities during its annual professional recognition ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 8.
Town of Lewiston approves modified final plat for French Landing
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:45 pm
After reviewing a number of issues, including yet-to-be-settled fire access at nearby River Walk, the Town Board went on to approve a modified final plat for French Landing - one that calls for completion of the entire "Wolf Run" project roadway in one phase (instead of two), and before any new residences can be built and certificate of occupancies granted.
In a victory for veterans, Higgins announces Kids Korner at Buffalo VA will remain open
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Wednesday the House of Representatives approved legislation that will allow the Kids Korner program at the Buffalo VA Medical Center to remain open.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will hold second annual 'Banquet of Praise'
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:05 pm
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will hold its second annual "Banquet of Praise" fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.
'Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience' and ticket auction programs return for 2015-16 season
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will once again offer the "Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience" and ticket auction programs for the 2015-16 season.
ECC women's basketball team helps beautify Buffalo's Fireman's Park
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Earlier this month, Erie Community College's Women's basketball squad spent a preseason afternoon beautifying Buffalo's Fireman's Park, a neglected downtown greenspace near the team's Burt Flickinger Athletic Center home court.
Poloncarz, officials celebrate completion of phase two improvements at Black Rock Canal Park
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was on hand Monday at Black Rock Canal Park to celebrate the completion of phase two improvements there. Formerly known as the Ontario Street boat launch and Cornelius Creek Park, Black Rock Canal Park is Erie County's newest park and features a number of environmentally friendly "green" components that enhance the park's beauty and utility.
Niagara Greenway projects and meetings announced
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:00 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, to determine the consistency of the 47th round of projects.
Admission and membership hikes at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Effective Thursday, Oct. 1, the Aquarium of Niagara is raising admission prices to keep up with rising operating costs. New daily admission prices for adults go from $11 to $13 and ticket prices for children will go from $7 to $9.
Higgins, Villa Maria College announce $1.98 million U.S. Department of Education grant
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Villa Maria College have announced a federal grant totaling more than $1.984 million for the college, provided through the U.S. Department of Education.
Niagara County lawmakers embrace $4.75 solar initiative
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 09:05 am
Niagara County lawmakers unanimously backed initiating contract talks with a solar energy producer Tuesday at a special meeting urged by the Legislature's sole professional accountant, who said inking the deal could produce $4.75 million in savings to taxpayers.
NU president reflects on papal visit following role as national media correspondent
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 09:05 am
With the papal visit to the U.S. now part of history, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, who served as an expert correspondent for several national media outlets during the visit, offered reflections on the messages Pope Francis delivered during his time in the U.S.
Ortt delivers for Niagara County
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 04:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, delivered a combined $90,000 Monday in state funding to support programs, services and public safety efforts in Niagara County. The senator secured the funds as part of the 2015-16 state budget.
60 years ... and counting: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara marks decades of dedication
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 01:15 pm
Sixty years ago, a newspaper article was the start of something that's made a profound difference in the lives of hundreds of Niagara County families.
There's a blood moon on the rise
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 01:00 pm
The "super blood moon" eclipse was visible - though not for long - Sunday in Western New York. If you missed it, don't worry. Another one will come along in 2033.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts elite runners and Hospice supporters
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 12:35 pm
Beginning at Artpark in Lewiston and continuing along the Niagara River, the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon offers one of the most scenic routes in Western New York. However, overall winner Kip Mutai Tisia may not be aware of that, as he probably did not have time to take in the views.
43North announces judges lineup for Oct. 29 finals
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 11:35 am
43North - the world's largest ($5 million) business idea competition - recently announced its lineup of judges for the finalist pitch session, which will take place Oct. 29 at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo as part of 43North Week. Registration for the finals is officially open to the general public.
Buffalo Claims Association hosts annual Education Day Oct. 15
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 11:35 am
The Buffalo Claims Association will host its annual Education Day at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. This year's event will attract approximately 175 guests.
Sabres trim camp roster by 12
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 11:15 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team released 12 players from its training camp roster.
HARBORCENTER announces learn to skate program
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 10:55 am
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey recently announced plans for HARBORCENTER's Youth Development Partnership learn to skate program, presented by BlueCross BlueShield.