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Builders Association matches scholarship fund for Lewiston resident
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:35 pm
Cullen Robert Ball of Lewiston has been chosen to receive the 2016 William Morehouse Scholarship.
North Tonawanda: Resident expresses tree-trimming concerns to council
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Trees were among the issues brought up by the public during Tuesday's brief North Tonawanda Common Council meeting at City Hall.
DEC, NY Sea Grant announce $192,000 in grants for Great Lakes Basin projects, request proposals for new projects
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:55 pm
In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced $192,000 in grants for nine projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities enhance their resiliency and protect water quality.
Community Missions cancels annual duck race
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:45 pm
Community Missions' annual duck race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will not go on as planned this year in light of New York state gaming laws that have recently been brought to the attention of local nonprofits. These statutes prohibit the use of state-owned property for games of chance.
(716) announces plans to celebrate '716 Day' July 16
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:45 pm
(716) Food and Sport will be the place to be in Erie County on Saturday, July 16, as Western New York celebrates 716 Day. (716) will honor the Western New York community with a daylong celebration that pays tribute to the area with live music, giveaways, mascot appearances, airbrush face painting and more.
Robert Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show will benefit new Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:55 pm
The family of a Niagara Falls man who was a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is giving back in a big way by holding a benefit car show to raise money for the hospital's new cardiac and stroke care unit.
Acting Erie County DA announces nearly $2 million state grant to fight gun crime in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:45 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. today joined Mayor Byron W. Brown to announce receipt of a $1.7 million state grant to aid the fight against gun crime.
Ceretto secures extra funding for Niagara-Wheatfield School District
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, D-Lewiston, has secured an additional $100,000 in discretionary funding for the Niagara-Wheatfield School District. Ceretto presented a check Tuesday evening at a Niagara-Wheatfield School Board meeting.
It keeps growing: New York's Mega Millions jackpot now $540 million for Friday
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:30 pm
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is now $540 million. The $32 million increase from the advertised jackpot on Wednesday is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Oasis singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher brings High Flying Birds to Artpark
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 05:05 pm
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds brought almost two hours of alternative rock/"Britpop" to Lewiston, efficiently blending the band's own songs with megahits frontman Noel Gallagher wrote and sang while paired with his brother, Liam, in Oasis.
PHOTOS: The Band Perry performs at Artpark
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 05:55 pm
The Band Perry had a sold-out Artpark crowd on its feet, singing, clapping and dancing along to a string of hit singles ("Better Dig Two," "Chainsaw," "Don't Let Me Be Lonely," 'If I Die Young," "DONE."), a classic TBP cover (Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls") and some new songs, too ("In It Together," "The Best One Yet").
Collins helps secure $218,096 grant for Lewiston No. 1
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $218,096 in federal funding for Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co.
BPO to play under the stars at Chestnut Ridge Park
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, has announced the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will play a free outdoor concert at Chestnut Ridge Park at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16.
Memorial, UB partner to provide dental care at Golisano Center for Community Health
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and UPD Dental Associates today announced a partnership to make dental services available to children and adults with special needs.
Banners brighten neighborhood around Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is sporting a new summertime look with the installation of brightly colored banners along its campus on the 500 and 600 blocks of Tenth Street.
Lewiston revisits 'Summer of '69' with annual concert series
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts brings back Lewiston's own 1960s-era rock musicians and friends for the 12th annual "Summer of '69" musical weekend.
Higgins comments on new federal policy expanding access to opioid addiction treatment medication
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the White House announcement of a final rule expanding access to medication-assisted treatment for those suffering from opioid addiction - measures similar to those proposed in Higgins' TREAT bill, the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act (H.R.2536).
New York's Mega Millions jackpot increases to $508 million for Friday
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is $508 million. The $54 million jump from Tuesday's jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Collins introduces constitutional amendment to block presidential recess appointments
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 04:30 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today introduced a joint resolution that would amend the U.S. Constitution to block presidential recess appointments.
Air quality health advisory issued for New York
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 04:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D. today issued an air quality health advisory for THE Lower Hudson, New York City Metro, Long Island and Western New York for Wednesday, July 6.
ECHDC explains fireworks delay
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 01:20 pm
Fourth of July fireworks at Canalside in Buffalo were delayed 45 minutes on Monday. Today, Robert Gioia, chairman of the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., released the following statement:
Buy lunch for Buffalo Zoo animals throughout July
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo invites patrons to show support for the animals by buying them lunch.
UB Dental's clinic on wheels to bring a week of dental care to Buffalo River community
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 12:55 pm
The University at Buffalo mobile dental van is on the move, soon travelling to the Valley Community Center to bring healthy smiles to the Buffalo River community.
KeyBank to sponsor Buffalo Philharmonic Pops Series
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 12:50 pm
KeyBank is the latest corporation to increase its support of Buffalo's internationally acclaimed orchestra.
Olde Sanborn Days focuses on local, family-friendly experience
Mon, Jul 4th 2016 07:00 am
After nearly eight months of planning, the Rotary Club of Niagara County Central is completing final preparations for its 26th annual Olde Sanborn Days Arts and Craft Show.
'Celebration': 'Baila Brazil' brings dance, song, parade and carnival to Lewiston
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 08:00 am
This summer, with "Baila Brazil," Sonia Clark and Artpark & Company are not just offering an hour or two of entertainment, but a parade down Center Street and a carnival inside the Fourth Street state park.
Island business growth prompts 'Thank you' all through July
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
A local business will spend the entire month of July saying "Thank you" to the Island for supporting its growth and prosperity.
Ready for some soccer? Niagara Pioneer Soccer Tournament returns
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Fort Niagara State Park and the Village of Youngstown will be buzzing next weekend. That's when one of the biggest soccer tournaments in the northeastern U.S. pays its annual visit to the park and village.
GI Garden Walk to take place July 10
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
July 10 marks the day for the first free Grand Island Garden Walk. Plans have been underway for months by a committee of 10 dedicated gardeners. Twenty gardens will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They include a variety of garden styles, plantings and garden decor, ranging from the sophisticated to the whimsical.
Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Board debuts
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston's newly created Historic Preservation Commission held its first meeting Monday. Four of the six appointed members met inside the Morgan Lewis Boardroom at the Red Brick Municipal Building, where they set forth a plan of action, and appointed leadership.
Sabres sign defenseman Justin Falk
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way contract.
Kyle Okposo signs 7-year deal with Buffalo Sabres
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 05:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Kyle Okposo to a seven-year contract.
Billy Sheehan brings new band, The Winery Dogs, home to Buffalo
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 05:20 pm
Bass legend Billy Sheehan returns to the area on Tuesday at The Tralf with his latest project, The Winery Dogs, a powerhouse supergroup featuring Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: KidBiz 20th anniversary
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:50 pm
Sales were as hot as the weather Saturday for some of the young businesspeople at the 20th annual KidBiz in the Town Commons.
Planning continues for Olde Sanborn Days
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:35 pm
The 26th annual Olde Sanborn Days Arts and Craft Show, hosted by the Rotary Club of Niagara County-Central, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at the Sanborn Fire Co. grounds.
Who likes fireworks? Event schedule
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:35 pm
Residents can enjoy a host of family-friendly activities this long weekend, from barbecues to public firework displays.
North Tonawanda children's memorial breaks ground
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:30 pm
North Tonawanda's Children's Memorial Garden, also known as the Children's Remembrance Gardenwalk, is finally becoming a reality for parents who have lost children.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 62nd class
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:25 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 62nd class during a ceremony held Friday at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Happy Fourth of July: 'Pride in the Park' to offer Independence Day festivities
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:00 pm
A new event will blast off Sunday in the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park. "Pride in the Park" will feature community activities and entertainment beginning at noon and extending throughout the day and evening.
Sabres announce 2016 development camp schedule
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team's schedule for its annual summer development camp, from July 6-12 at HARBORCENTER. All on-ice sessions will be held at HARBORCENTER for the first time this year after four years at First Niagara Center.

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