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Does your favorite restaurant have what it takes?
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 11:10 am
We love to grill, scoop, top and chomp - and so do many of our favorite eateries. Who does it best? Who's the king of the grill and the star of the sweet shop? Tell us, and your favorite place(s) could be featured in our newspapers and on this site.
Billoni's Buffalo Niagara Views: Regardless of rain, Ride for Roswell a rousing success
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 10:35 am
The Ride For Roswell, the single largest fundraising event in Western New York, and North America's largest single-day cycling fundraiser, concluded its 20th year this past weekend by raising a total of $4.5 million for cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Grill smart: Watch what you heat
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 07:00 am
Planning to grill for the 4th of July? While gas grills, portable fire pits and patio heaters make outdoor spaces comfortable and desirable places to gather, it's important they are used properly.
Sabres qualify seven restricted free agents
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 08:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents: forwards Jerry D'Amigo, Johan Larsson, Tim Schaller and Philip Varone; defensemen Jerome Leduc and Mark Pysyk; and goaltender Nathan Lieuwen.
Sisters of St. Francis bless Stella Niagara Meadow
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:55 pm
Despite the rain that fell Sunday, the Sisters of St. Francis, associates, friends and representatives of the WNY Land Conservancy gathered to offer a blessing and handing on of the Stella Niagara Meadow.
Emergency response center plans announced
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:45 pm
A first response and emergency center planned for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station would include a new hub for such entities as Mercy Flight and Niagara County Emergency Services - and, officials hope, keep the station safe from any future closure plans.
Higgins joins Sen. Kaine, others on congressional delegation visit to Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the House foreign affairs and homeland security committees, and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate foreign relations and armed services committees, along with additional members of Congress arrived Monday in Amman, Jordan, after spending three days in Kuwait and Iraq.
Erie County: 'Operation Prime Time' funds awarded to 56 not-for-profit agencies
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday at Camp Centerland in Amherst by Erie County Legislator Tom Loughran (5th District), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo Board President Gretchen Gross, community leaders and enthusiastic children enjoying their first day at summer camp as they begin a summer full of recreational fun and learning.
Free Wednesdays at Carrousel Museum
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
Once again, the Carrousel Museum is offering free admission for several Wednesdays in July- August through the generosity of local businesses. Wednesday, July 1 (10 a.m. until 4 p.m.) will be the first free day this season. The promotion will continue several Wednesdays through Aug. 29.
Second chance for Falls residents to exchange black bags for clear ones
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
As of Jan. 1 in the City of Niagara Falls, yard waste (leaves, grass clippings and weeds) is now only collected from clear bags or paper craft landscape bags that are placed next to a trash cart on pick-up day (from April-October).
New York officially prohibits high-volume hydraulic fracturing
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 01:50 pm
The state Department of Environmental Conservation today officially prohibited high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York state by issuing its formal Findings Statement, completing the state's seven-year review of this activity.
Ortt announces $500,000 for Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 12:55 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced $500,000 in state funding to establish an emergency management hub at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Ortt secured the funds in the 2015-16 state budget (Empire State Development Corp., Aid to Localities, S. 2003-C) to help base retention efforts for NFARS.
Memories take flight at annual Hospice Butterfly Release
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
Niagara Hospice will hold its 12th annual Butterfly Release from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18, in the Memorial Gardens at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
Niagara Falls Housing Authority recognized as HUD 'High Performer'
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
The Niagara Falls Housing Authority has been designated a "High Performer" after receiving a score of 94 out of 100 points by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Real Estate Assessment Center.
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations to make up for expected shortfall due to Fourth of July holiday travel
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital opens remodeled labor and delivery suite
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently opened and blessed another in its remodeled and upgraded labor and delivery suites. The upgrade is part of an ongoing $2 million total renovation of the Center for Women on the second floor of the main hospital building at 5300 Military Road in Lewiston.
Niagara University launches partnership with De La Salle College 'Oaklands' in Ontario
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
Niagara University has entered into a new partnership with De La Salle College "Oaklands" to offer its bachelor of professional studies program in teacher education in the Province of Ontario.
Ortt statement regarding conclusion of NY prison escape
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 10:50 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt released the following statement Sunday regarding the conclusion of the three-week search for David Sweat and Richard Matt.
Billoni: Riding for Roswell (in the rain)
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 11:35 am
With flood warnings posted, the Ride for Roswell still went on for the 20th year Saturday, despite having the two longest rides cancelled.
Town of Lewiston receives update on Niagara Gorge Trail project
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Lower river residents could ultimately see a long-stalled gorge trail project come to fruition - if all the pieces fall in place.
Meeting for Great Contraption Race on Monday
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
One event that cannot be missed when it comes to "fun" is the second annual Great Contraption Race on Saturday, Aug. 1.
RealtyUSA raises funds for WNY Heroes
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Chris Kreiger walked away from RealtyUSA Wednesday with a big check and an even larger donation. He received $815 from the Lewiston branch, which raised funds during its second annual basket auction. That donation is more than double the amount collected in 2014.
Sabres select Jack Eichel, acquire Ryan O'Reilly, Jamie McGinn during first round of NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 08:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres acquired three forwards Friday during the first round of the 2015 NHL Draft, beginning with the selection of center Jack Eichel (Boston University - Hockey East) with the second overall pick of the draft.
Community Missions to celebrate 90th anniversary with community block party July 11
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 07:00 am
For nine decades, Community Missions has dedicated itself to providing necessary services to those in need in the Niagara region.
Pappas asks voters to support him as mayor
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 09:15 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced Friday he will run for election this November.
Sanborn Old General Store celebrates anniversary
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:45 pm
The Sanborn Old General Store, 5856 Buffalo St. (Ward Road/Route 429), Sanborn, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this month.
Wheatfield seeks comment on possible zoning changes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:40 pm
Possible zoning changes are coming up along Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield - and town officials want to know what the public thinks of them.
Erie Canal Fishing Derby marks 25 years
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:40 pm
The 25th annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby will kick off July 1 and run through July 12 along the 50 miles of the canal, from North Tonawanda to Albion.
Grand Island Board of Education: BOE declines to extend Lawrence's contract
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:35 pm
Without discussion, before or after voting, the Grand Island Board of Education declined to give Superintendent of Schools Teresa Lawrence a contract extension at Monday's board meeting.
State asbestos tests give Niagara County 'all clear'
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Niagara County officials were advised late Thursday that state testing found "no reason for concern" about asbestos at a county office building in the Town of Lockport.
The big Deal reveal
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 06:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for Tom Deal and his team at Deal Realty. The business recently moved from Portage Road to 451 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
Old Falls Street's free weekly programming begins
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 06:00 pm
Summer is here, and with it the beginning of Old Falls Street's free weekly programming for local and regional guests.
Schoellkopf Health Center residents welcome new accommodations
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 02:25 pm
Ruby Dillon, left, a licensed practical nurse at the Schoellkopf Health Center, welcomes resident Rose Maselli to her upgraded private room with its new lighting, flooring, wall coverings and furniture.
Hounds for Heroes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 11:25 am
Niagara County will soon be able to claim the distinction of being the first of its kind to nominate a canine chief of staff, host a red, white and blue pet parade and decide, once and for all, just whose furry (or feathery, or scaly) companion is the most patriotic, thanks to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Lehner and Legwand
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:55 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired goaltender Robin Lehner and forward David Legwand from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the 21st pick in tonight's NHL Draft, previously acquired from the New York Islanders.
Ceretto to host free child ID kit and car seat safety check
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:05 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, alongside the Erie County Sheriff's Office, recently announced he will host his annual car seat safety check and child ID kit event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 27, at the Grand Island Fire Co., 2275 Baseline Road.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center honors longtime employees
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:05 am
Muriel Forte and Brenda Dix Ferrell were among Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center employees who were recently honored for their hard work and dedication during the medical center's annual service awards event.
Buffalo Zoo unveils new 'Zoofari' shuttle
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo unveiled a brand new custom-designed "Zoofari" shuttle during a media event Thursday. The Zoofari shuttle will run between the zoo and a parking lot at Medaille College on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Higgins: National Science Foundation Award to support University at Buffalo research following Nepal earthquake
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the award of a $24,040 National Science Foundation grant to University at Buffalo engineer and researcher Dr. Andreas Stavridis for data collection and investigation of architectural and structural response to seismic activity following recent earthquakes in Nepal.
Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra team up for free concert to support Niagara Hospice
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
At 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, the Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra will host "A Midsummer Night's Music" at First Presbyterian Church in Lockport. Admission is free. Donations to Niagara Hospice are gratefully accepted.