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Lewiston officials christen new ice rink season
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees presented the Town of Lewiston Council with a check for $5,000 Wednesday to support the Lewiston Family Ice Rink. Following the presentation inside the refurbished warming tent, elected leaders cut a ribbon to officially begin the new season of outdoor skating at Academy Park.
Board reviews money matters in Village of Youngstown
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
With the holiday season upon us, everyone seems to be discussing ways to save money. The Youngstown Village Board is no exception.
Spirit of giving at Upper Mountain Fire Co.
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Ministry of Health of Belize, a small country in Central America, has been underfunded for decades. Many of the health services we enjoy in the United States - like ambulances - are nonexistent.
Grand Island: Zoning Code is debated
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island is under assault by developers, said Paul Koppmann, speaking at a public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Grand Island Town Code on R-2 zoning at the Dec. 7 Town Board meeting.
Police chiefs request governor pass SUNY police pension bill
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 07:25 pm
University at Buffalo Police Chief Gerald W. Schoenle Jr. is leading a call by the State University of New York Police Chiefs Association asking Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to sign a bill that would help university police departments retain campus police officers.
Sabres announce 'Report Card Nights' ticket promotion
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 07:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will host "Sabres Report Card Nights" for Buffalo's games on Tuesday, Dec. 15, against the New Jersey Devils and Thursday, Dec. 17, against the Anaheim Ducks. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.
Buffalo Sabres to sell autographed light-up holiday ornaments for charity
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 07:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again provide fans a chance to do some holiday shopping while supporting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation with the return of the annual autographed light-up ornament surprise.
'Four Falls of Buffalo' relives Bills Super Bowl years
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 06:35 pm
The North Park Theatre in Buffalo was the setting for the ESPN Films "30 for 30" series premier of "Four Falls of Buffalo." The movie traces the historic journey of the four Buffalo Bills Super Bowl appearances - the highs and the lows.
Sheriffs warn area residents of 'IRS' scam
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 06:30 pm
If someone calls you saying they're from the IRS and demanding money to resolve a tax debt, don't believe it. "It's 100 percent scam," said Capt. Gregory Savage, head of the detectives bureau for the Erie County Sheriff's Department.
Hard Rock Cafe awarded Gold in Courier's 2016 Distinguished Dozen
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 03:40 pm
Hard Rock Cafe is taking 2016 by storm after winning big in the National Tour Association's Courier magazine Distinguished Dozen awards program. Hard Rock Cafe took home the Gold Award in the Group-Friendly Restaurant category.
Cutest Christmas pageant ever
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
The kids stole the show at Theatre in the Mist's annual Christmas play last weekend at Stella Niagara Education Park in Lewiston.
Local hero talks to Meadow students about war experience and life
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
North Tonawanda Meadow Elementary teacher Judy Hagan can still remember Tim Payne as a little boy when she taught at Gilmore Elementary more than 20 years ago.
Wheatfield: Residents unite against dehydration station
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
The Wheatfield Town Board and residents discussed Monday how to deal with the ongoing concern of the dehydration station set to be constructed off Liberty Drive, as well as National Fuel's compressor station planned for Pendleton.
In the holiday spirit: Winter Walk offers family-friendly activities
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
On Saturday, Dec. 5, residents of North Tonawanda and Western New York gathered around Webster Street to partake in the annual Gateway Cities Winter Walk.
UB takes a bite out of the Empire State
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:20 am
Campus Dining and Shops rolled out four new Pride of New York vending machines at the start of the fall semester, each stocked with items made or produced in New York.
Scibilia making his mark in music industry
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:30 am
There are particular artists whose musical background shines through in their artistry. In the case of Marc Scibilia, that could not be any truer.
Casa Antica hosts food drive; donate and enter to win
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 05:40 pm
Now through Dec. 18, Casa Antica is collecting nonperishable food items, which will be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society via St. Peter R.C. Church.
'Santa Land' returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 05:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by members of the Erie County Parks Department, representatives of the Orchard Park Recreation Department, and Santa Claus, to announce the return of "Santa Land" to Chestnut Ridge this weekend.
Cuomo: More than $2 billion in economic development resources awarded
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $2.25 billion in economic and community development funding has been awarded through round five of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative and the Upstate Revitalization Initiative.
Home demolition makes way for new playground at St. Peter's R.C. School
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 05:00 pm
Students at St. Peter's R.C. School will have a welcome addition when they start the school year next fall: A new playground.
'Sabres UnPucked' event returns in January with Kelsea Ballerini
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will host the third annual "Sabres UnPucked" event from 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at (716) Food and Sport.
Samaritan Counseling Center releases new strategic plan; launches fundraising appeal
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:45 pm
The Samaritan Counseling Center is putting the finishing touches on its first strategic plan and entering the implementation stage.
Empire State Development congratulates New York's 2016 Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award nominees
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:45 pm
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky today congratulated the 22 New York productions earning 48 nominations for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards and 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.
New Era announces cap initiative to benefit Roswell Park
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:45 pm
For every cap that is purchased at First Niagara Center between Dec. 12 and 31, New Era Cap Co. will donate an exclusive, commemorative knit cap to a patient at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Queen City Roller Girls to host charity bout for Family Justice Center at RiverWorks
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:40 pm
The Queen City Roller Girls will cap off 2015 with a charity, holiday-themed bout for the Family Justice Center, which covers Western New York and provides free services for domestic violence victims and their children.
Buffalo designer to make third national television appearance this Saturday
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:40 pm
This Saturday, Michael "Michael P." Poczkalski, owner and principal designer of room and michael P. design, is set to make his third national television appearance this year.
Partnerships put focus on fitness for Erie County employees
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:40 pm
Erie County employees will have increased opportunities for exercise and fitness following completion of a new sixth-floor fitness center at the Edward A. Rath county office building.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls to host 'Donuts and Milk with Santa'
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 07:00 am
In celebration of the holidays, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is hosting "Donuts and Milk with Santa," a family-friendly event that will take place in the mall's food court from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.
Tech expert offers suggestions on growing WNY tourism industry during NU lecture
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:20 pm
Smart technology presents a major opportunity to bolster economic development in Western New York, according to a prolific urbanist and technology expert who spoke at Niagara University on Nov. 19.
New concussion treatment could change how head injuries are treated
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:15 pm
The standard of care for acute concussion may undergo a dramatic change, depending on the results of a new exercise treatment that physicians at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo have developed and begun testing.
USDA explains why food safety should be at the top of all of our holiday lists
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:10 pm
To help keep your holiday season healthy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's food safety and inspection service is issuing holiday-inspired food safety recommendations for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve, Three Kings Day and other festive gatherings.
Buffalo Suzuki Strings performs 17th annual Roswell Park Cancer Institute holiday concert
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:10 pm
Buffalo Suzuki Strings students will perform a holiday concert for the patients and staff at Roswell Park Cancer Institute for the 17th consecutive December. Violin, viola, cello, piano, classical guitar and harp students 3-18 years of age will perform in the Roswell lobby from 1-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce fills board of directors positions
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:10 pm
At the November board meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elections were held to fill open board of directors positions. The December board and member meeting, held at Niagara Falls Country Club Dec. 9, passed a vote to ratify the slate of officers filling the open positions commencing Jan. 1, 2016.
Buffalo Philharmonic releases two discs for holiday season
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 07:10 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic's newest discs highlight two of the orchestra's most important endeavors: its outreach to children, and its commitment to advancing young classical guitarists.
Lewiston lights not loved
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 02:05 pm
The large, "cold" white LED lights are prominently placed on certain trees, with strands hanging out over Center Street. The traditional red and green Christmas bulbs are on other trees, and farther tucked into the branches.
Niagara County adopts $339 million spending plan; budget cuts taxes 3.7%
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:30 pm
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $339 million spending plan Tuesday night that provides a 3.7 percent tax rate cut to county property owners.
10th annual Food 2 Families will provide more than 1 million meals to families who rely on Food Bank of WNY
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:20 pm
The 10th annual Food 2 Families drive, sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets, WGRZ-TV and Townsquare Media, collected enough food and funds to provide more than 1 million meals to local families in need during this holiday season and into early next year.
Higgins announces approval of Microbead-Free Waters Act in House of Representatives
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved H.R. 1321, a bill that prohibits the sale or distribution of cosmetics containing synthetic plastic microbeads. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is leading on a similar bill in the Senate.
Andrea Czopp named communications manager at NTCC
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:20 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. recently appointed Andrea Czopp to the communications manager position.
Higgins announces House passage of bill strengthening visa waiver program
Tue, Dec 8th 2015 10:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, a member of the House committees on homeland security and foreign affairs, announced approval of H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act.