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IOC, USOC & NBCUniversal announce Olympic Channel partnership in US
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 09:45 am
In a groundbreaking collaboration to connect fans to the Olympic movement all year-round, the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee and NBCUniversal have created a comprehensive Olympic Channel content and distribution partnership in the U.S., all parties announced on Thursday.
Informational meeting for restaurant & bar owners with Designated Drivers of Buffalo
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 09:45 am
With the holiday season underway and many parties and events taking place, a number of bar and restaurant owners are seeking ways for patrons to have an enjoyable time at their establishments, but be safe, as well.
Cuomo: General Motors to invest $334 million in Western New York & Rochester
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 10:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced General Motors, a global automotive company, would invest $334 million in new machinery and equipment at its Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester plants to produce future engine and component products. The project will support 67 new jobs in Tonawanda and retain 1,194 positions at the three plants.
Old Fort Niagara & Niagara University partner to make historic clothing
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 03:05 pm
The Old Fort Niagara Association and Niagara University have partnered on a creative project to produce 18th century men's waistcoats, which theater department students are sewing and donating to the fort's fife and drum corps.
Empower offers quiet, one-on-one time with Santa to families of children with disabilities
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
On Sunday, Dec. 18, Empower will hold "Sensitive Santa," a free, sensory-friendly opportunity for children with disabilities to visit Santa.
Aquarium of Niagara offers classes and camps over winter break
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
Don't let the kids be bored this winter break. There is plenty to do at the Aquarium of Niagara - and all inside.
Better access to physicians at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has expanded clinical space at the Amherst Health Center located at 4949 Harlem Road, enhancing access to orthopaedic care for residents of the northtowns.
Uber & home arenas of Bills, Sabres announce partnership - if Albany allows ridesharing upstate
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
Uber and the home arenas of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced that, if the State Legislature were to allow ridesharing to operate across New York state, the organizations would immediately begin negotiating a partnership that would encompass making rides to and from Buffalo sporting events (including the upcoming NCAA Tournament) and concerts even more efficient and seamless.
Dr. Neil Dashkoff to lead new cardiac catheterization lab
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:10 pm
Neil Dashkoff, M.D., a prominent Western New York cardiologist and the former director of the cardiac catheterization (cardiac cath) laboratory at Erie County Medical Center, will become medical director of the new cardiac cath lab at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
River Region: 2016 storefront display contest winners announced
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 12:25 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual storefront display contest. Participants had the opportunity to bring their holiday magic to light with their own festive creations in the storefront windows of their businesses.
Home or away for holidays, pet parents are including whole family
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 07:00 am
With the holiday season in full swing, it's time to finish up shopping, planning, and get ready for all that much-needed family time and love. Some of the most deserving of this family time are none other than the family pets, of course!
Niagara County adopts $339m spending plan
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $339 million budget plan on Tuesday night that reduces spending while providing a 1.6 percent tax rate cut to county property owners, bringing tax rates to their lowest level of the 21st century.
Interest building for Central Terminal site
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 10:55 pm
Organizers of AllAboardCT.com, together with the Central Terminal Restoration Corp., hosted a holiday gathering attended by hundreds Saturday evening at the shuttered former train station on Buffalo's east side.
Buffalo Sabres: Zach Bogosian to unveil special juice for charity
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:10 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will be behind the counter "making and creating" a custom "BOGO Bunch Juice" to promote energy and wellness at The Healthy Scratch at HarborCenter from 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday.
Mystery dinner set at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:05 pm
On Jan. 20, 2017, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host a "Western Murder Mystery Dinner."
UB: How organizations can boost charitable giving
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:05 pm
Charities and nonprofits can increase engagement and revenue by setting suggested donation levels that are appropriate for their donor lists, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Poloncarz, Erie County Poverty Committee announce upcoming initiatives
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined on Tuesday by Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger and Chair of the Erie County Poverty Committee the Rev. Kinzer Pointer to outline two initiatives to be funded by the 2017 Erie County budget and designed to reduce poverty in the community with targeted investments in youth.
NY's Responsible Play Partnership reminder: Some holiday gifts are not meant for kids
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:35 am
New York's Responsible Play Partnership is asking holiday gift givers not to gift lottery scratch-off tickets to minors this holiday season.
McGuire Group, VestraCare partnership brings joint vision, technology to WNY
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:35 am
The McGuire Group, operator of seven health care facilities in New York and Michigan, and VestraCare, operator of three health care facilities in New York, on Monday announced a joint venture partnership.
Old Falls Street hosts 'Family Fun New Year's Eve Celebration'
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:35 am
Old Falls Street, USA, is inviting families to ring in the new year with a host of family-friendly activities inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.) from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
Barker Lions induct one, and recognize other long-time members
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:30 am
The Barker Lions Club recently held its annual holiday party in place of a regular meeting. At that time, 30 members and partners in service gathered to celebrate the holiday together.
Hospice PharmD elected to board of Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 02:05 pm
Niagara Hospice Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services Robert G. Wahler, PharmD, CPE, has been voted in by the Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists general membership as a board of trustee member representing the specialty practice of hospice.
Musician Medics meet, dine at Hard Rock
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 02:00 pm
On Sunday evening, participants of Musician Medics met for dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA. They were welcomed by the program's sponsor, the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, and ate inside a room dedicated to Western New York's rock 'n' roll royalty.
'Amahl and the Night Visitors' to be staged in Youngstown
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:35 pm
"Amahl and the Night Visitors" will be staged at First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. The performance, running under an hour in length, is free to attend.
'NF Mass Mob' to debut in Falls
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
Event is focused on bringing the community together to raise awareness about our rich heritage and reinvigorate Niagara's historic urban churches with activity and optimism.
State Parks: 2016-17 winter waterfowl drawing dates set
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the lottery drawing dates for the remaining waterfowl season. The season runs from Dec. 31 through Jan. 15, 2017 and includes duck and goose.
Niagara County offers free chronic disease self-management workshop series
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health, in collaboration with the Department for the Aging, is offering two free workshops for people with chronic illnesses (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis or anxiety).
NACS launches 'All Our Relations' project to improve Native American community relations, health in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
The Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties Inc. (NACS) has announces the launch of the "All Our Relations" project (AOR), funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Explore & More announces $1 million capital gift from Paul A. Saffrin Foundation for 'Play It Forward' campaign
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum on Monday announced a $1 million capital gift from the Paul A. Saffrin Foundation for the "Play It Forward" capital campaign to build the new museum at Canalside.
Ortt to SUNY: 'No sanctuary campuses'
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:20 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday called on the State University of New York board of trustees to immediately reject calls to establish "sanctuary campuses" at SUNY schools.
Higgins applauds action on Buffalo Skyway environmental review
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced continued progress on efforts to examine removal of the Buffalo Skyway. On Monday, the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council, the region's transportation planning board, took action to endorse plans for formal environmental review of skyway alternatives.
Kenmore Mercy only NYS hospital to earn Leapfrog Group's top hospital award for 2016
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:20 pm
The Leapfrog Group announced Kenmore Mercy Hospital has become the only facility in New York to be named a top hospital. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Kenmore Mercy's commitment to patient safety and quality.
Meat and potatoes mastered at Syros
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 10:00 am
Try as I may, I can't finish the Syros steak and eggs in one sitting.
Village of Lewiston trustees meet new Greenway exec. director
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
New Niagara River Greenway Executive Director Jeanne Leccese paid a visit to Monday's Village of Lewiston work session. Not yet three months into the job, Leccese has already made visiting Greenway municipalities a priority.
Youngstown Lions announce Holiday Lighting Contest
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club will hold its annual Holiday Lighting Contest the evening of Friday, Dec. 16, in the Village of Youngstown and Town of Porter.
Lew-Port instructor recognized
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter special education instructor Ashli Dreher (third from left) was honored this week with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2016 Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Soluri chosen '17 chief
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2017 firematic and administrative officers during annual elections held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Grand Island Town Board: State rejects Share the Road option for West River Connector Trail
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
After learning the state had rejected the latest proposed option for the West River Connector Trail, Town Councilman Mike Madigan vowed to continue opposing the state's preferred option that would close West River Parkway.
Pearl Harbor remembered
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:35 pm
Seventy-five years after a day that will live in infamy, more than 50 Islanders gathered to remember the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
Western New York REDC awarded $62 million for 105 projects, including $400K for Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:35 pm
As part of Round VI of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $62 million for 105 projects that build on the region's assets to invest in the future.