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Friday: Poloncarz updates state of emergency
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 07:10 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz has amended the original state of emergency declared Nov. 18 due to severe weather impacting additional communities.
Holiday puppets
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 07:00 am
The Western New York Artists Group and First Niagara Bank present "Star Mother's Youngest Child," a puppet performance for the entire family performed by TheatreFig├╝ren - Michelle Costa (puppeteer) at Artists Group Gallery.
Buffalo Sabres: Friday's Rangers game postponed
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 03:15 pm
Due to the continuing weather-related difficulties in the Greater Buffalo area, and out of respect for the fans, Friday's game between the New York Rangers and Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center has been postponed.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria Sunday
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 02:50 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present at the Walden Galleria Mall with adoptable dogs this Sunday, Nov. 23.
Thursday: Cuomo issues update on winter storm conditions in Western New York
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 02:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today held a storm briefing in Western New York on the current winter storm conditions, where there is in some areas more than five feet of lake effect snow already on the ground, with up to two more feet expected.
Nonperishable food drive underway
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:10 pm
Bonnie FitzGerald and RealtyUSA of Grand Island are now conducting their annual nonperishable food collection drive. Donors can bring in nonperishable goods to the RealtyUSA office at 2139 Grand Island Blvd. where they will find a donation box in the front lobby.
'Merry and Bright' at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 01:00 pm
Kick off your holiday season with Niagara Cerebral Palsy and Aspire of WNY.
Artpark presents 'Peter Pan' as summer musical in Mainstage Theater
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 12:20 pm
Artpark & Company will bring the classic tale "Peter Pan" to life in the Artpark Mainstage Theater for eight performances July 30 through Aug. 7, 2015.
Town of Niagara adopts employee handbook
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:55 am
It was unusually quiet on the part of the public at the Town of Niagara's regular Town Board meeting, held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18.
County agencies seek volunteers for free tax prep site
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:55 am
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara and the Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition are seeking volunteers for a few hours per week during February and March 2015 to help with the CCCS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
Legacy panel highlights Laydens' court celebration weekend at Niagara University
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:55 am
Niagara University will officially unveil the naming of the Gallagher Center court after Frank and Barbara Layden Saturday, Dec. 6, before the Purple Eagles host Canisius College at 3 p.m. Niagara University will hold several events celebrating this occasion, including a panel discussion with college basketball legends.
NU walks down runway for 'A Night in New York City'
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:20 am
The student body at Niagara University is buzzing about its upcoming first fashion show, "A Night in New York City," which will take place Nov. 21 at the Castellani Art Museum.
State office closures in storm areas
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 08:45 am
In light of the weather conditions associated with the continuing winter storm, state offices in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Franklin, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and Wyoming counties will be closed Thursday, Nov. 20.
Allstate Insurance Co. provides safety tips to Western New York residents during and after snowstorm
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 08:45 am
Many residents in Western New York are experiencing significant winter weather conditions due to the lake-effect snowstorm.
Last call for free Thanksgiving dinners
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 06:50 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission today announced the last chance for anyone in need to call the Thanksgiving "Turkey Hotline" to receive a holiday meal this year free of charge.
Grisanti: As storm wanes, please respect driving bans
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 06:50 pm
I hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound after this massive snowstorm has finally passed.
'Snow-vember': Gov. Cuomo tours winter storm conditions in Western New York
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 06:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today visited Western New York to tour the current storm conditions, where there is between three and four feet of lake effect snow already on the ground and an additional amount of up to two feet expected in the coming days.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival postponed
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 10:55 am
Due to the extreme weather conditions and hazardous driving conditions throughout Western New York, the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association has postponed the Alumni Wine Festival that was scheduled for Thursday at First Niagara Center.
Handling extreme snowfall: Tips from the Snow & Ice Management Association
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 10:55 am
The 2014-15 winter season kicked off to a robust start as the Buffalo area recorded more than 50 inches of snow Tuesday-Wednesday, with up to another 24 inches predicted over the next few days.
First Niagara Center box office, Sabres Store closed today
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 10:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the box office at First Niagara Center and the Sabres Store, located in the arena, will be closed today due to inclement weather.
Niagara County aiding Erie County in snow emergency
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 08:30 am
With intense early winter storms buffeting the Erie County south towns, Niagara County government and the highway departments of five towns are providing substantial support for cleanup efforts, the chairman of the Niagara County Legislature's Public Works Committee revealed Tuesday.
Wednesday update: Erie County officials urge residents to obey travel bans
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 08:15 am
Deputy Erie County Executive Rich Tobe was joined by county emergency personnel this morning to reinforce a state of emergency remains in Erie County and travel bans are still in effect. The storm is set to continue through Thursday evening and, in order to keep roads clear, people in Erie County must obey travel bans.
UB medical students bring 'Tar Wars' tobacco-free message to hundreds of fourth- and fifth-graders
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 07:00 am
As the "Great American Smokeout" gets adult smokers thinking about quitting this week, hundreds of elementary school children will learn from University at Buffalo medical students about why they should never start smoking, thanks to a national tobacco-free education program called "Tar Wars."
WNY Chapter Alzheimer's Association welcomes new board members, recognizes outstanding volunteers
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, is welcoming five new members to its board of directors when it conducts its annual meeting Nov. 20 at Pettibones Grille.
National Fuel advises homeowners to avoid snow-related heating emergencies before they happen
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:30 pm
With more than two feet of snow accumulation across parts of Western New York and another big storm set to hit tonight and tomorrow, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. reminds homeowners snow and ice pose a variety of safety and performance issues to their heating systems.
Schneiderman warns against price gouging during major snow event in Western New York
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging during major weather events.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert for hiring snow removal contractors
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:25 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert offering tips for New Yorkers to avoid falling victim to unscrupulous snow removal contractors as winter approaches. By following several basic tips when hiring a contractor, consumers can help ensure quality work and avoid falling victim to scams.
LPD helps in snowstorm
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:25 pm
Erie County Emergency Management reached out to neighboring counties for assistance with overwhelming weather-related incidents.
NFP announces pumpkin-carving, Facebook contest winners
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 08:00 pm
Following a strong round of entries in its pumpkin-carving competition, and a string of new "Likes" on Facebook, Niagara Frontier Publications has announced the winners of its annual fall contests.
Niagara Hospice holds Light-A-Life ceremony
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:35 pm
The Niagara Hospice Alliance will hold the annual Light-A-Life Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.
Girl Scouts of Western New York to host two information sessions in Niagara Falls this December
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:20 pm
It's never too late for girls in grades K through 12 to join Girl Scouts, but why wait any longer to start the fun?
Sabres annual 'Fan Food Drive' set to begin
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will hold a "Fan Food Drive" at three home games during the month of November to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
March of Dimes: Expectant moms and their babies to benefit from new project
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:05 pm
The March of Dimes announced a partnership with Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Sisters of Charity Hospital, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Kaleida Health's Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, the Erie County Department of Health, the Niagara County Department of Health and the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York to implement the "Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait" program.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announces release of Canalside development RFP
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:45 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced a request for proposals has been released for the development of the South Aud Block site, which is in the heart of Canalside on Buffalo's waterfront.
'The Price Is Right' once again features Niagara USA
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the popular daytime game show "The Price Is Right" will once again offer the Niagara USA destination as a prize for a vacation.
Buffalo Sabres-Sharks game to be played as scheduled
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:15 pm
Tonight's Buffalo Sabres game against the San Jose Sharks, taking place at 7:30 p.m. at First Niagara Center, will be played as scheduled.
Poloncarz issues state of emergency in Erie County
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a state of emergency for Erie County due to the impact of a significant winter snowstorm and the aftereffects on public works and emergency services delivery in affected areas.
Travel prohibited in Lancaster, West Seneca, South Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Hamburg
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an update on the lake effect snow in Western New York. The New York State Emergency Operations Center remains open as snow continues to fall to assist anyone in need of help due to these storms.
Handyman, 'Cheers' and Pixar star John Ratzenberger visits Made in America stores
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 05:05 pm
"Cheers" and "Toy Story" star John Ratzenberger is touting products made locally at the Made in America Store. He will appear at three locations Wednesday, signing men's, women's and children's giftboxes that are bursting with domestically made goods.
Why your kid shouldn't be guzzling 'energy' drinks
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 01:05 pm
Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems are more pronounced in children, according to a recent University of Miami study.