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Buffalo Zoo offers updates on polar bear Luna
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 10:45 am
The Buffalo Zoo has released new photographs of Luna the polar bear, who is recovering from an injury she sustained during a fall this summer.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Wine Festival rescheduled
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 10:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association has announced the 11th annual Sabres Alumni Wine Festival will now be held from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo.
Voutour offers warning, seeks information on Niagara County burglaries
Thu, Dec 11th 2014 10:40 am
Sheriff James R. Voutour would like to make the public aware of ongoing daylight burglaries that have been occurring in the northeast and northwest areas of Niagara County. There have been 18 daylight burglaries since mid-September.
Niagara County adopts $336 million spending plan
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:35 pm
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $336 million spending plan Tuesday night in Lockport that marginally bumps taxes 6 cents higher - despite a $2.3 million hike in county spending on an Albany-mandated welfare program
Riviera Theatre to be 'Frozen' this weekend
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:30 pm
The Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center will present "Disney's Frozen - Sing-a-Long Edition" this Sunday, Dec. 14, at 1 p.m. The doors open at noon.
Buffalo Sabres hosting winter clothing drive
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again host a winter clothing drive at four home games during the month of December.
Ceretto comments on Niagara County casino money
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, announced Niagara County received its share of Seneca Niagara Gaming facility revenues.
Higgins announces approval of trio of acts
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has announced approval of H.R. 5764, The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Act of 2014, legislation authorizing $300 million in federal funding annually to support Great Lakes efforts for each of the next five years.
Higgins pushes for fair consideration of disaster relief for cold-weather states
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:20 pm
While the House of Representatives considered the California Emergency Drought Relief Act this week, Congressman Brian Higgins pushed for fair consideration for cold-weather states.
Heart of Niagara 'Subaru Rescue Ride' adoption event at Northtown Subaru
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Northtown Subaru, 3675 Sheridan Drive in Amherst. They'll take part in a special "Subaru Rescue Ride" adoption event.
Aquarium of Niagara hosts holiday fun at 'Tis the Season' breakfast event
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 12:20 pm
The second annual "Tis the Season" weekend will be held at the Aquarium of Niagara from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 20.
Support for Heart of Niagara's 'A Taste of The Niagara Region' growing
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 02:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's third annual Heart to Heart fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
National Grid prepared for incoming coastal storm
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 01:30 pm
National Grid crews across upstate New York are prepared for a winter storm bearing down on the eastern seaboard beginning today and through Wednesday morning.
New York farmers donate record amount of food to regional food banks
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 01:05 pm
It is a banner year for farmer food donations all across the state. New York Farm Bureau members, along with the Feeding America New York State Food Banks, announced at Foodlink almost 9.6 million pounds of food and farm products have been donated by New York Farm Bureau members.
New York Film Student Alliance holds first summit
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 01:00 pm
Empire State Development announced the first annual summit to promote the formation of the New York Film Student Alliance was held Saturday. The daylong event was held on two campuses - Ithaca College in the Finger Lakes and Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn - and attended by more than 200 students.
NYPA, SUNY complete Build Smart NY energy efficiency projects
Tue, Dec 9th 2014 01:00 pm
The New York Power Authority announced it has completed comprehensive energy-efficiency projects at two State University of New York campuses - the University at Buffalo and Upstate Medical University - that will save a combined $1.4 million in annual energy costs for state taxpayers and remove more than 7,700 tons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere every year.
Jim Kelly on 'The Fred Jackson Show' tonight on WBBZ
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 05:00 pm
Buffalo Bills star running back Fred Jackson and Bob Koshinski welcome former Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly to tonight's edition of "The Fred Jackson Show" (7 p.m. live on WBBZ-TV).
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, Canalside announce multiyear partnership
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 04:50 pm
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Canalside today announced a multiyear partnership. The three-year agreement establishes BlueCross BlueShield as the official health plan of Canalside, a four-season regional destination and entertainment district occupying 21 acres.
Niagara Now: Christmas around Niagara County
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 04:35 pm
The holiday season is in full swing and whether you're looking to see lights, watch history come alive, or discover Niagara Falls via a cozy carriage ride, Niagara USA is brimming with activities to keep you entertained until Santa comes down the chimney.
NCCC a finalist for 2015 Bellwether Awards
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 01:00 pm
Niagara County Community College President James P. Klyczek announced NCCC has been named as a finalist and will compete for the prestigious 2015 Bellwether Awards.
Bob Evans 'Farmhouse Feast' helps families celebrate holidays
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 12:05 pm
A tradition Bob Evans Restaurants has nurtured is helping to feed thousands of hungry families who otherwise would not be able to enjoy a family meal together.
NYPA teams up with City of Lockport to improve energy efficiency and lower greenhouse gases
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 12:00 pm
The New York Power Authority has announced completion of energy-efficiency measures for the City of Lockport that will save the city approximately $15,000 per year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 87 tons annually.
Niagara University nursing programs reaccredited
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara University received notification today its nursing programs were reaccredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Sanborn antique store plans open house
Mon, Dec 8th 2014 07:00 am
Sanborn Old General Store, 5856 Buffalo St., will hold its 14th annual Christmas open house during store hours Dec. 13 and 14.
Christmas Walk fills Center Street with merriment
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 10:30 pm
Lewiston's Christmas Walk weekend kicked off Saturday in the village. The annual event included breakfast with Santa, Santa parading down Center Street in a holiday float, characters from Disney's "Frozen," a holiday market, a petting zoo, gingerbread house workshops, karaoke and the annual tour of homes.
Youngstown Christmas in the Village a community celebration
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 10:00 am
The fifth annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village, presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Recreation Department and the Youngstown Business and Professional Association, takes place next from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13.
Diocese of Buffalo preparing 'Catholics Come Home' initiative
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 09:15 am
Television viewers across Western New York will begin to see "evangomercials" beginning in mid-December, offering inspiring stories of faith and hope, as the Diocese of Buffalo embarks on its latest "New Evangelization" initiative, inviting inactive Catholics and others home to Jesus and his Church.
Village of Lewiston appoints DeVantier zoning officer
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 09:00 am
Following an executive session Monday, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees appointed a new zoning officer. Town of Lewiston resident Edward DeVantier was selected to replace Harry Wright, who was not reappointed this summer.
Sanborn Band at a 'Very Country Christmas'
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Sanborn Band will kick off the "Very Country Christmas" celebration in the Town and Village of Wilson with a Christmas concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Wilson Historical Society.
'Christmas at the Farm' in Sanborn
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Sanborn Area Historical Society and Sanborn Business and Professional Association will hold "Christmas at the Farm" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum.
Brochey meets with Artpark board
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston-Artpark funding stalemate continues.
Sabres give back with return of 'Community Assist' week
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will again embark on a weeklong slate of community service projects throughout Buffalo and Western New York.
'Zooper Saturday' featuring reindeer and river otters
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Zooper Saturday" event tomorrow featuring the reindeer and North American river otters.
OCC: More than 10,000 shoebox gifts collected by Buffalo-area residents
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
Buffalo-area residents rallied together to pack more than 10,000 Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts last month for children worldwide struggling with war, disease, poverty and other difficult circumstances.
Gillibrand, Higgins announce House approval of measure reauthorizing Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved reauthorization of the Erie Canal as a National Heritage Corridor.
GNBC presents 37th annual 'Nutcracker'
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 04:30 pm
Niagara County's favorite holiday tradition is back, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker." The 37th annual Christmas production is on stage at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center.
Free snowmobile safety course
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 04:20 pm
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs and Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a New York State Snowmobile Safety Course for anyone age 10 and older from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the firehall, 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
Niagara Falls beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 12:05 pm
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster was joined Thursday by members of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, local families and, of course, Santa Claus, to flip the switch and light Old Falls Street's three blocks.
Roswell Park community to gather around 'Tree of Hope' Friday, Dec. 12
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
Roswell Park Cancer Institute's annual "Tree of Hope" lighting ceremony will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Kaminski Park and Gardens on the RPCI campus.
Community Missions: Auto service business makes holidays brighter for needy
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
There will be extra toys for kids and food for families seeking assistance at Community Missions this Christmas if Town of Niagara businessman Mike Nash and his family have anything to say about it.