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Blood drives slated
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 04:00 pm
The American Red Cross will hold two area blood drives next month.
Town of Niagara prepares for Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:55 pm
Military Road will once again ring in the holiday season with the Town of Niagara's annual Electric Lights Parade Saturday, Nov. 1.
Buffalo Veterans Day Parade signup deadline
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:55 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 8, veterans groups, civic groups and other veteran supporters will march in the 2014 Veterans Day Parade in Buffalo. Lineup is at Delaware Avenue and Edward Street with step off at 11 a.m. travelling down Delaware Avenue, ending at City Hall.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo elects four trustees
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:40 pm
Four new members have been elected to the Catholic Charities of Buffalo board of trustees. They are the Rev. Gregory Dobson, Christina Orsi, Deacon Miguel Santos and Stephen Ulrich.
Safety tips for a spooky night
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:40 pm
Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.
Local labor groups give back to community with 6th annual 'Labor's Night at the Races'
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:40 pm
The Niagara/Orleans Labor Councils executive board recently made a check presentation to the United Way of Greater Niagara's board of directors.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes baby giraffe
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male giraffe.
Buffalo Sabres assign Sam Reinhart to Kootenay
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned forward Sam Reinhart to the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League.
Buffalo City Mission in need of turkeys
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:20 pm
With less than 30 days left to Thanksgiving, the Buffalo City Mission needs the community's help in collecting turkeys for meals serving program residents, shelter guests and those in the community who are in need. This year's goal is 3,000.
DEC announces aggressive plan to prevent spread of tree invasive in Western New York
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:15 pm
Through a partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Department of Environmental Conservation is taking action to prevent the spread of hemlock woolly adelgid (or HWA) into the Zoar Valley multiple use area and Zoar Valley unique area, the agency announced.
43North: Cuomo announces $1 million winner the world's largest business idea competition
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:00 pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced ASi LLC as the winner of the $1 million grand prize from 43North - the world's largest business idea competition.
Lewiston Tour of Homes tickets on sale
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 07:00 am
Tickets for this year's "Tour of Homes," themed "Christmas in the Country," are now on sale.
10 things I miss about Western New York
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 08:00 pm
Quirky changes remind me I'm not in Western New York anymore.
Niagara Hospice: 'Viva Las Vegas' for volunteers
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:50 pm
Niagara Hospice recently pulled out the red carpet for a "Viva Las Vegas" celebration of the organization's greatest resource: volunteers.
Leadership Niagara establishing offices at NU
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:45 pm
Leadership Niagara's executive offices will be housed at Niagara University beginning this fall, thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed by the institutions Monday.
'Operation United' T-shirts bring funds to veterans' services
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Area residents will have an opportunity to honor and support local veterans and their families through the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's "Operation United" T-shirt campaign. Those who donate $15 or $20 to this special fundraiser will receive an "Operation United" T-shirt to wear in support of military families.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital board of associates hosts annual pancake breakfast Sunday, Nov. 2
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:40 pm
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital is sponsoring its annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at St. John de LaSalle Parish Hall.
New York Power Authority becomes nation's third accredited right-of-way steward utility founder
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:40 pm
The Right-of-Way Stewardship Council announced the New York Power Authority has become the third accredited "Right-of-Way Steward" utility founder for sustainable integrated vegetation management of its respective electric transmission right-of-way system.
Free museum day in Buffalo attracts a crowd
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:40 pm
On Sept. 27 - proclaimed "National Museum Day Live!" in Buffalo by Mayor Byron Brown - museums and cultural institutions across Western New York welcomed more than 2,500 visitors into their spaces, free of charge, as a part of Smithsonian Magazine's 10th annual "Museum Day Live!" initiative.
Higgins announces application period for federal fire grants
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the opening of the application period for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's fiscal year 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3. The application period closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
Cuomo announces strategic fuel reserve in upstate New York to help prepare for future severe storms, possible fuel emergencies
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the establishment of a strategic fuel reserve at six key locations in upstate New York to help ensure gasoline and diesel fuels are available to emergency responders in the event of an emergency, including future severe storms.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council: Eden Valley Growers expanding facility in Erie County
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:30 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council has announced Eden Valley Growers, a cooperative venture of 10 vegetable producing farms in the fertile Eden Valley area of Erie County, has successfully completed the first phase of its facility expansion.
NYPA post-Sandy measures strengthening electricity infrastructure and resilience against future extreme weather events
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:30 pm
Two years after "Superstorm" Sandy, the New York Power Authority is making strides in bolstering New York's electricity infrastructure against future extreme weather events.
Bataan ARG returns home
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:25 pm
More than 4,000 sailors and Marines serving in the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BAT ARG) are scheduled to arrive at their homeports in Norfolk, Virginia, Virginia Beach and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, this weekend.
Walk-in flu clinics for area veterans scheduled
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 05:55 pm
Veterans enrolled in VA health care may obtain flu vaccines at upcoming walk-in clinics scheduled at VA Western New York Healthcare System.
AlertID, McGruff the Crime Dog aim to help families keep children safe on Halloween
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 12:15 pm
Halloween is one of the most anticipated nights of the year for children. AlertID, the fastest growing free-to-use neighborhood safety network, and the National Crime Prevention Council, home of McGruff the Crime Dog, offer tips on how families can stay safe while trick-or-treating.
'Spreading the love': Niagara County lawmakers donate 11-dozen jars to 'PB&J Drive'
Wed, Oct 29th 2014 08:30 am
Legislator Rick Updegrove and Legislator Wm. Keith McNall welcomed the volunteers at the core of the "Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive" Tuesday night, presenting them with a proclamation declaring November "Peanut Butter & Jelly Month" in Niagara County.
Bright Buffalo Niagara to showcase hottest investment prospects from 43North competition
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 03:20 pm
Bright Buffalo Niagara will partner with 43North to present "The Bright Buffalo Niagara Semifinalist Meet-Up." 43North is the world's largest business plan competition, being held in Buffalo to showcase some of the hottest investment prospects from across the globe.
'Share the Harvest Bounty' on Niagara Wine Trail, USA
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 03:20 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail USA wineries have partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations to ensure a bountiful holiday season for area residents in need.
Schneiderman promotes high school initiative to combat grandparent scam
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 03:20 pm
State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced his office is launching a program, titled "Grandkids Against The Grandparent Scam," to help prevent unsuspecting seniors from being victimized by this all-too common scam.
As daylight saving time ends, reminder for home safety begins
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 03:20 pm
Allstate is providing New Yorkers with essential steps in protecting a home, including checking and replacing batteries in smoke detectors.
Community Missions Christmas program looking for sponsors
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 03:00 pm
Each year, Community Missions matches around 140 of Niagara County's neediest families with local businesses, church groups, service organizations and community members who "adopt" the family and make a holiday wish comes true.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos expands Niagara Falls health office to cover spouses of team members
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 02:50 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos is serious about health care for its 4,000 team members throughout Western New York.
Car crash simulation illustrates consequences of driving while impaired
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 02:50 pm
Impaired drivers are involved in nearly 60 percent of all Halloween highway fatalities nationwide, according to the National Highway Traffic Administration.
Oakwood Cemetery earns listing on National Register of Historic Places
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 02:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined members of the Oakwood Cemetery Association and the Niagara Falls community to formally recognize Oakwood Cemetery's placement on the National Register of Historic Places.
Aquarium of Niagara to announce seal pup's official name at 'Reveal the Seal Day'
Tue, Oct 28th 2014 02:15 pm
On Saturday, the Aquarium of Niagara will celebrate "Reveal the Seal" day by revealing the chosen name for "Pup2014."
Power Authority to reopen south access road to Niagara Project fishing pier
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:25 pm
The New York Power Authority will reopen the south access road and pedestrian walkway leading to the popular free fishing pier at the base of the Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant effective Saturday, Nov. 1. The shoreline stairway also will open for seasonal use.
Lewiston Arts Café wraps series
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts (www.artcouncil.org) and Just Buffalo Literary Center (www.justbuffalo.org) will present the fifth and final program in the Lewiston Arts Cafe' series featuring Western New York poets and musicians.
Potential applicants encouraged to attend Better Buffalo Fund information session
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
An information session for the Better Buffalo Fund, a $30 million account dedicated to projects that encourage density and growth along the city's transportation corridors and revitalize neighborhood commercial districts, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Educational Opportunity Center, 555 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
OUN: Gift-wrap volunteers needed
Mon, Oct 27th 2014 03:20 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts at its gift-wrap booth this holiday season.