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National Cancer Institute names Roswell Park 'outstanding'
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:35 pm
The National Cancer Institute has renewed the coveted and prestigious Cancer Center Support Grant to Roswell Park Cancer Institute following an in-depth peer review by cancer experts from around the U.S.

The NCI rated Roswell Park's application as "outstanding." The awarding of this noteworthy designation extends Roswell Park's world-class status as an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center - the only one in upstate New York, and one of only 41 in the entire U.S.

Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame induction dinner set for Oct. 16
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
The Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 12-member class of 2014, Thursday, Oct. 16, at its annual induction ceremony and dinner. The event will be held for the first time ever at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

The cash bar reception begins at 5 p.m. with a silent auction of sports memorabilia. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the induction ceremony. Proceeds from the dinner and the auction benefit the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame amateur sports development fund.

Catholic Charities exceeds 2014 goal
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials announced Monday the 2014 appeal exceeded its $10.8 million goal, with cash and pledges received to date totaling $11,001,057.29.

Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, thanked all donors and supporters for helping Catholic Charities to accomplish such an ambitious goal in order to continue serving those in need throughout the eight-county Diocese of Buffalo.

"As a result of the incredible generosity of the Western New York community, I have the great joy of announcing we have met, and surpassed, our goal again this year," Malone said.

Grisanti, Ryan: State construction grant for Hamburg Public Library
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:25 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced the Hamburg Public Library will receive a New York State Library Construction Grant of $449,399. Funding for this grant was included in the state budget passed earlier this year.

Libraries across the state applied for competitive construction grants that could fund up to 75 percent of the cost for a project. The minimum grant award was $2,500. The funding is awarded by the New York State Department of Education, Division of Library Development.

Sabres sign Meszaros to one-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 05:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Andrej Meszaros to a one-year contract.
Sabres sign Moulson to multi-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Matt Moulson to a multi-year contract.
Buffalo Sabres sign Brian Gionta to three-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Brian Gionta to a three-year contract.

Gionta, a Rochester native and 12-year NHL veteran, has spent the past five seasons playing for the Montreal Canadiens, serving as the team's captain since the 2010-11 season.

Sabres sign McCormick to multi-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Cody McCormick to a multi-year contract.
Sabres sign Foligno to two-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Marcus Foligno to a two-year contract.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum hosts 'Community Conversations with Kids' and 'The Kite that Bridged Two Nations'
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
Join the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum as it presents "Community Conversations with Kids" event "The Kite that Bridged Two Nations."
New York Lottery announces another winning TAKE 5 ticket sold in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
The New York Lottery has announced a top prize-winning ticket for the June 27 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at the 7-Eleven at 1504 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. The ticket is worth $36,047.50.
Niagara County Fair begins with Farm City Breakfast
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
The 2014 Niagara County Fair will kick-off July 30 at 8 a.m. with the popular Farm City Breakfast, sponsored again this year by Niagara County Community College.
Heart of Niagara barking up support for summer picnic
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:10 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue is hosting a family-friendly event where people can bring their dogs and enjoy a day of picnic fun and frolic.
Sabres acquire defenseman Josh Gorges from Montreal
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 12:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired defenseman Josh Gorges from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Minnesota's second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
NTCC: Tour bus traveling nationwide this summer features images of iconic Niagara USA attractions
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:45 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and AAA Western and Central New York unveiled a brand new "Niagara USA wrapped" motor coach tour bus on Monday outside of the Niagara USA Visitor Center on Rainbow Boulevard.
Want to be Peach Queen?
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:40 pm
Organizers of the Niagara County Peach Queen program are encouraging potential contestants to turn in their application to participate in the program, taking place during the Niagara County Peach Festival Sept. 5-7.
Third World Cup soccer watching party at Canalside
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and its partner, Global Spectrum, today announced the USA vs. Belgium World Cup soccer match will be shown live on two large screens set up for fans at Canalside on Tuesday at 3 p.m. (rain or shine.)
Enrique Iglesias and Zac Brown Band added to 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:55 pm
Enrique Iglesias and Zac Brown Band have been added to the lineup for the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular," which will air Friday, July 4 (8 p.m.), with an encore presentation at 10 p.m. highlighting the second hour of the special.
Niagara River Region Chamber hosts 'Summer Business Blender' at Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Water Street Landing
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a "Summer Business Blender" Thursday, July 10, at Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Water Street Landing.
Grisanti names Joseph Pasek 'Veteran of the Month'
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:25 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently named Joseph Pasek as recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
Chainsaw art at Olde Sanborn Days
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:25 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts will join the festivities at the 24th annual Olde Sanborn Days Arts & Crafts Show Saturday, July 12 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and Sunday, July 13 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Enjoy the charm of this old-fashioned country fair and craft show, which has plenty of activities and demonstrations for the entire family.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announces Independence Day celebration at Canalside
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced its schedule for Canalside's Fourth of July celebration, which will take place Friday, July 4. This free event will feature some of Buffalo's best talent, children's activities, food and a fireworks display presented by Russell Salvatore over the Buffalo River.
Exclusive SPCA ice cream created by local ice cream shops
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:10 pm
Throughout the month of July, the SPCA Serving Erie County will be the recipient of partial proceeds from the sale of an all-new SPCA ice cream created by local shops. "Doggone Delight" is a vanilla ice cream with pretzel pieces, peanut butter, and a fudge swirl.
Erie County Fair to host 5K run/walk
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:10 pm
The Erie County Fair 5K returns Saturday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m. at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg. This USTA certified 3.1-mile course is one of the flattest in Western New York. The starting and finish line are at the entrance of the grandstand. The race route takes participants through the Town and Village of Hamburg.
Our Lady of Peace to host 'Super Cruise' fundraiser
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:00 pm
Start your engines and bring your ride to Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence for a different kind of fundraiser. Our Lady of Peace Cruisers Day, in conjunction with Cataract Cruises of WNY, presents "Super Cruise" Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the facility located at 5285 Lewiston Road in Lewiston.
July 4th pet safety tips
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 07:00 am
The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. While you and your family, friends and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anything but celebratory.
Niagara Wine Trail to hold 6th annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Village of Lewiston
Sun, Jun 29th 2014 07:00 am
On July 26 and 27, the Niagara Wine Trail will hold its sixth annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Academy Park, located in the heart of the Village of Lewiston.
Sabres draft eight players on second day of NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres selected eight players on the second day of the 2014 NHL Entry Level Draft, including three in the second round. After taking winger Brendan Lemieux with the 31st overall pick, Buffalo traded pick 39 to Washington in exchange for the Capitals' 44th and 74th picks this year.
Advanced Dental presents $3,600 check to Niagara Falls Air Base
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 08:45 pm
Advanced Dental presented a check for more than $3,600 to the 914th U.S. Air Force Reserve Base Thursday morning, the result of a fundraising campaign that donates all proceeds from professional teeth whitenings to the base's office of family support services.
LPD memorial service for Radar
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 07:05 am
The Lewiston Police Department invites the community to a memorial service to be held Saturday, June 28, in honor of Radar, the LPD K-9 who was unexpectedly put to rest earlier this month.
Town of Lewiston: Marra, Winkley dispute budget shortfall
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 07:00 am
The saga over Lewiston's finances took on a new turn this week.

Council members Mike Marra and Ron Winkley presented numbers at Monday's Town Board session disputing Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey's and Town Finance Officer Paul Kloosterman's analysis showing a $700,000 budget deficit for 2013 and similar projections for 2014.

Marra opened with a detailed explanation of the town's budget picture - one that point by point challenged Kloosterman's analysis heard at the May 29 Town Board session.

Lions honor Craft
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Lions Club International Foundation recently honored Lewiston Community Lion Ron Craft. He received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award during the Lewiston chapter's fifth anniversary dinner. The Melvin Jones Award is the highest given by the Lions Club International Foundation.
Buffalo Sabres select Sam Reinhart second overall in NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres selected center Sam Reinhart (Kootenay - WHL) with the second overall pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft Friday. He is the team's first-ever second overall pick and the highest selection for the club since it picked Pierre Turgeon first overall in 1987.

Born in North Vancouver, B.C., Reinhart comes from a long line of hockey players in his family.

Down syndrome fundraiser at Porter on the Lake
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:30 am
Come to Porter on the Lake, Dietz Road in Youngstown, for a great "Sunday fun day," July 13, to raise money for The Family and Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara.
Gillibrand, Higgins announce legislation to reauthorize Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:05 pm
Standing along the western terminus of the Erie Canal, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins announced introduction of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act (HR 4641), a bill to extend the canalway's authorization for the next 15 years.
Schneiderman announces program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced the launch of the New York state mortgage assistance program, or NYS MAP, which will provide small loans to families struggling to avoid foreclosure. The loans will assist families in securing mortgage modifications and result in more families staying in their homes.

The program is an enhancement to the attorney general's homeowner protection program, which provides struggling borrowers with free legal and housing counseling services, and has served more than 28,000 homeowners across the state since the launch of the program in October of 2012.

Borrowers can apply beginning Oct. 15.

Buffalo's National Garden Festival: Open gardens return to Niagara County
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Buffalo's National Garden Festival is now in its fifth year and once again features a group of outstanding private gardens to visit on your own on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the month of July.
Niagara hospice awarded accreditation
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Niagara Hospice's dedication to providing the highest level of care was recently recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.
World Cup soccer fun comes to Niagara Falls, USA
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and its partner, Global Spectrum, today announced Tuesday's World Cup game featuring U.S.A. versus Belgium will be broadcast live on Old Falls Street.
Grant funding available for home repairs in rural areas
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
The Niagara County Community Action Program Inc. announces the availability of grant funds for home repair, open to qualified Niagara County residents who own their homes and reside in rural areas of the county.