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Parkinson's skating party hits Canalside
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 12:45 pm
The National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York will host its third annual Parkinson's ice skating party at Canalside on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
ECHDC approves design of Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 12:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met on Tuesday and approved the architectural design of Explore & More Children's Museum, marking the final step prior to the museum's construction on the South Aud Block of Canalside. The project will break ground next to the restored canal system in March.
Niagara University providing free tax help
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 09:15 am
For the 36th straight year, accounting students from Niagara University's College of Business Administration are providing free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community this tax season.
Buffalo Sabres: Tyler Ennis introduces 'Enzo Sauce'
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 09:15 am
Buffalo Sabres forward Tyler Ennis announced the debut of "Enzo Sauce," a brand of dipping sauce created by Ennis. The sauce, which features hot sauce and ranch dressing as its main ingredients, is now available at Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans stores in the Western New York region.
Morinello pushes for college affordability
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 09:15 am
On Monday, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in presenting his conference's plan to tackle the issue of college affordability.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announces 2017 scholarships for foodservice & hospitality students
Tue, Feb 14th 2017 09:10 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the foodservice and hospitality industries. The program awards up to five scholarship winners with $1,000 each to be applied toward their college education.
New board members at Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 05:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a board of directors' orientation in January at the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara.
DoubleTree Hotel a stone's throw from Island
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 07:00 am
As DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel General Manager Scott Swagler gives a tour of the newest hotel in downtown Niagara Falls, he shows a suite to a group of young women.
Artpark looks to go '70s retro
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 07:00 am
Tanis Winslow, director of art programs at Artpark, announced this week that Artpark & Company officials are seeking to return that now drab-looking parking area adjacent to the Mainstage Theater complex and below the outdoor amphitheater to its late '70s flavor, complete with multicolors.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announces Dr. Virginia Horvath to serve as co-chair of WNYREDC
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 05:00 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council on Friday announced State University of New York at Fredonia President Dr. Virginia "Ginny" Horvath will serve as the academic co-chair.
Saturday, Feb. 11, designated 211 Day across North America
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 04:40 pm
Saturday, Feb. 11, a date also read as 2-11, has been designated as 211 Day across North America to raise awareness of the free community resource for nonurgent issues via phone.
Village of Lewiston approves Fairchild proposal
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 02:50 pm
With little resistance from the public, trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday unanimously approved James Jerge's plan to build apartments on Fairchild Place and Onondaga streets.
DEC to hold state of Lake Ontario meetings
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 02:45 pm
The public will have the opportunity to learn more about the state of Lake Ontario fisheries, at upcoming public meetings scheduled for Niagara, Monroe and Oswego counties in March, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced this week.
Jacobs calls on Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling system at Grand Island bridges
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:05 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th District, has called on the New York State Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges. In a letter to Thruway Authority Executive Director Bill Finch, Jacobs outlined the rationale for cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
'Undie Sunday' runs through Feb. 12
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:00 pm
Hampers placed in Island churches and schools are drop-off points for the renewed clothing drive "Undie Sunday," conducted by the Grand Island Rotary Club.
Plans underway for new veterans memorial at Fairmount Park
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:50 am
Local volunteers are planning the construction of a veterans memorial for Wheatfield's Fairmount Park where community members can honor those who have served.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara recognizes local leaders
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:45 am
More than 200 people gathered for the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's Heroes of Niagara awards dinner to celebrate the generosity and accomplishments of local community leaders on Feb. 2 at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls.
NT Common Council welcomes new members
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:45 am
After a productive year in 2016, North Tonawanda residents should expect even more from the city this year, according to Mayor Arthur J. Pappas.
Wheatfield designates funds for landfill fence
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:45 am
The Town of Wheatfield is proceeding with plans to install a fence around the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill, which the state Department of Environmental Conservation found contains hazardous chemicals.
Oakwood meeting on Monday, Feb. 13
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 07:00 pm
The Special Friends of Oakwood Cemetery committee will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Oakwood House, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. The committee meets on the second Monday of the month for an hour to discuss the volunteer needs of Oakwood.
Morinello holds first 'Valentines for Seniors' event
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 07:00 pm
On Thursday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined students from Niagara Falls' Catholic Academy to create Valentine's Day cards for seniors around the district. The event is one Morinello plans to make a yearly tradition. He said he hopes it will inspire others to think about giving back to those across the district.
'Sesame Street Live's' 'Make a New Friend' takes stage in Buffalo
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 02:45 pm
Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their "Sesame Street" friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to "Sesame Street." Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies.
Limited time discount offer for Artpark Theater Academy
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 12:20 pm
Artpark & Company will present a unique and new opportunity for local youth to let their talents shine in a full production of "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." presented at the Mainstage Theater. The production includes a complete set and will be created, designed, rehearsed and performed by Artpark Theater Academy students.
Record-breaking Sweet Charity for Food Bank of WNY
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 12:10 pm
Approximately 936,000 meals will be provided to local families in need as a result of the 11th annual Sweet Charity to benefit the Food Bank of WNY. Presented by James Desiderio Wholesale Produce, this year's fundraiser raised a record-breaking $156,000. The proceeds will help the Food Bank provide an additional 100,000 meals as compared to last year's event.
Bob Costas passes Olympic torch to Mike Tirico as NBC's primetime Olympic host
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 12:10 pm
Bob Costas, the primetime host of every NBC Olympics since 1992, has passed the torch to Mike Tirico - who will make his debut as NBC's primetime Olympic host beginning with PyeongChang 2018.
Sabres to host community blood drive for Unyts on Feb. 13
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres will join Unyts to host a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center. Presenting donors are welcome to walk in or make an appointment for a prearranged time. Complimentary parking will be available in the attached HarborCenter parking ramp.
Buffalo Museum of Science hosts 'Get Out Your Guitar Day'
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:10 pm
The Buffalo Museum of Science will host "Get Out Your Guitar Day" from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. "Get Out Your Guitar Day" is a national day that celebrates guitars and guitarists of all genres. It will be presented in conjunction with the travelling exhibit "GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World," on view through May 7.
'Going Red' for Heart Month awareness
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:10 pm
Red was certainly the color of the day on Feb. 3 as associates from throughout Mount St. Mary's took part in the annual American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" heart disease awareness day.
Falls evangelist to keynote Memorial's 10th annual Black History Celebration
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:05 pm
A retired Niagara Falls police detective who is now a full-time Christian minister will be the keynote speaker on Friday, Feb. 17, at the 10th annual Black History Celebration at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St.
DEC, State Parks encourage snowmobilers to ride safely
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:05 pm
The Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are reminding snowmobilers to ride responsibly and put safety first as they enjoy the state's abundant snowmobiling opportunities.
Artpark welcomes Blondie & Garbage co-headlining 'Rage and Rapture' Tour
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 03:30 pm
Blondie & Garbage on Wednesday announced a co-headline North American tour that will kick off on July 5 in Saratoga, California, and wrap on Aug. 12 in Dallas. The show stops in Lewiston as part of Artpark & Company's "Tuesdays in the Park" on July 25.
Artpark announces KeyBank as Tuesday concert series presenting sponsor
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 03:25 pm
Artpark & Company officially announced KeyBank as the new presenting sponsor of the award-winning "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series for the 2017 season. The new "KeyBank presents Tuesdays in the Park" series will present 12 concert events June 6 through Aug. 29.
Community Missions preparing for 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
More than 280 attendees are expected to celebrate Community Missions' 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner on Friday, Feb. 10, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Niagara Greenway meetings announced
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 21, to determine the consistency of the 54th round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at The Lodge of Woodlawn Beach State Park, 3580 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell. The general meeting will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the executive committee meeting.
Buffalo Sabres: Corporate Challenge Hockey Tournament Presented by Pure Hockey returns for 13th year
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will host the 13th annual Buffalo Sabres Corporate Hockey Challenge Presented by Pure Hockey on Thursday, March 23, at KeyBank Center.
Niagara Falls AARP February meeting
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Area, Chapter No. 283 of AARP announces its next meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
'Interrupting Poverty' theme for 5th annual Niagara County Poverty Conference
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The fifth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference will be presented on Friday, March 3, at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building by the Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University.
Mount St. Mary's emergency department recognized by Healthcare Association of New York State
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The emergency department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has been recognized by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) for its efforts to change procedures to decrease wait times and improve communication with patients.
Girl Scouts: All-female Olympian guest speaker panel to deliver keynote at 2017 leadership luncheon
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:00 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York has announced a guest speaker panel of all-female Olympians for its annual leadership event. Iris Zimmermann, Anja Pierce, Meghan Musnicki and Miranda Melville are slated to highlight the leadership luncheon on Friday, April 7, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel. The event begins at noon.