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Buffalo Sabres, alumni to help buffalo firefighters 'fill the boot'
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:50 pm
From 6:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Buffalo firefighters will hold their annual "fill the boot" program, with this year's proceeds going to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Team (SMART).
Register for dance classes at Miss Bev's
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:50 pm
Students of all ages from the Miss Bev's Dance Studio recently competed in Rochester at the Summerdance Competition.
NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services celebrates new recovery community and outreach center in Buffalo
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:45 pm
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez visited Buffalo Tuesday to congratulate Lake Shore Behavioral Health Inc., a substance use disorder treatment provider, on its recent award of $1.75 million. The money will be used to create a recovery community and outreach center in Buffalo.
HEAP offers help with equipment cleaning
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Home Energy Assistance Program has announced heating equipment clean and tune assistance is now available for eligible HEAP households through Nov. 4.
Funtime Presents welcomes Metric to Artpark
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12:35 pm
Funtime Presents has booked Metric at Artpark in Lewiston. The band will perform on stage inside the Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.
Hogues appointed commissioner of EC senior services
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced the appointment of Timothy Hogues to the position of commissioner of senior services for Erie County.
Buffalo Sabres: Prospects Challenge returns in 2016
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 10:55 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again host the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, from Sept. 16-19 at HARBORCENTER.
State hunting, trapping education courses beginning
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 10:45 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Commissioner Basil Seggos remind all new hunters and trappers planning to go afield this upcoming hunting and trapping season they must first complete a mandatory hunter, bowhunter or trapper education course before they can obtain the appropriate sporting license or hunting privilege.
First Niagara Bank Foundation supports Mount St. Mary's Hospital's Neighborhood Health Center's 'Caring Smiles' program
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 10:45 am
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation announced it received a $15,000 grant from the First Niagara Foundation for the hospital's "Caring Smiles" dental program.
Buffalo Zoo: Lion cubs debut; naming set; ROAR Logistics named 'Big Cats' sponsor
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 10:45 am
It's all about the big cats at the Buffalo Zoo this week as it plans three cubs' public debut, naming of the cubs, and the addition of a corporate sponsor.
Buffalo Sabres player Evander Kane arraigned in Buffalo City Court
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 04:05 pm
Evander Kane entered a plea of not guilty.
Sheet metal workers recruit apprentices
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 03:55 pm
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union #71, will conduct a recruitment from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, 2017, for 20 sheet metal worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
Great Contraption Race in photos
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 03:45 pm
The third annual Great Contraption Race, held Saturday to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation, may have been smaller in the number of entries this year, but the enthusiasm of its participants and the creativity of the contraptions more than made up for it.
A protein is found to regulate cocaine-craving after withdrawal
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 03:05 pm
Neuroscientists know cocaine addiction and withdrawal rewire the brain. But figuring out how to disrupt those changes to treat addiction requires an extremely detailed understanding of how those changes occur.
9th annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival lineup features 'Power of the Blues'
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 02:40 pm
Mark your calendars for the ninth Annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival, returning to Old Falls Street, USA, Friday, Sept. 16, Sunday, Sept. 18.
Planning a cross-country move with your pet? Tips to make the journey go more smoothly
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:45 pm
A cross-country move is no small feat. The logistics, alone, of packing up all of your worldly belongings and getting them to your new digs in one piece - and on time - is enough to make your head spin. And, when your beloved furry friends are taking the journey with you, it's easy to feel even more anxious and stressed.
Annual Opportunities Unlimited Celebrity Bartending Night fundraiser at Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:15 pm
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual Celebrity Bartending Night from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the agency serves.
DEC: Pool owners sought to participate in citizen science survey to identify invasive beetle
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:00 pm
Pool owners are invited to join in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation fifth annual Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) swimming pool survey now through Aug. 30 to help keep watch for these exotic, invasive beetles before they cause serious damage to forests and street trees.
Billoni: Recognizing America, Russell Salvatore
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 11:15 am
On Monday, July 4, America recognized its 240th birthday. Independence Day is a celebration in the United States to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which was signed on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress.
KeyCorp closes acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
KeyCorp announced Friday that closed its acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group Inc. Systems and client conversion is expected during the fourth quarter of 2016, subject to pending regulatory approval by the office of the comptroller of the currency for the merger of First Niagara Bank into KeyBank.
Buffalo Zoo bids farewell to Sulawesi crested macaque
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
The Sulawesi crested macaque will be leaving the Buffalo Zoo on Thursday, Aug. 4.
Alan Hastings named 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival chairman
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President the Rev. Tom Mason announced Alan Hastings was named chairman of the 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival. The 59th annual Lewiston event will take place Sept. 9-11 at Academy Park on Center Street.
DEC announces improvements to brownfield cleanup program
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 10:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted amendments to the brownfield cleanup program, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Unique events at Niagara County Fair
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:15 am
Mid-summer has hit Western New York, and with it comes Cornell Cooperative Extension's annual Niagara County Fair, running all day from Wednesday, Aug. 3, to Sunday, Aug. 7. The fair will feature an array of activities from mountain bike stunt shows to barnyard Olympics in addition to live music, rides, contests and food.
Erie County Legislature OKs local law to revise charter
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Legislature approved a local law that includes more than 50 revisions to the county charter that change how government operates.
Knights present scholarships
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 has announced the recipients of four $250 scholarships to Grand Island students.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church youth group makes pilgrimage to France
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
A church youth group has returned from a pilgrimage that served to help them grow in their faith and connect to an Island hero who is honored 5,000 miles from home.
Polarized politics is the result of representing polarized Americans
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
"America is polarized. Our political parties are highly polarized and the American electorate is highly polarized," writes University at Buffalo political scientist James E. Campbell.
Brewed and Bottled set to open in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Chris Budde and his wife, Jessica, will open Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop Friday in the Grandpaws plaza on the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Spirit of the Eighties to include young musicians
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
The mission of the Spirit of the Eighties at Lewiston's Academy Park is "Celebrating the music of the past. ... Supporting the music of the future."
Chamber donates to NRAA
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Paul Jackson, president of the Niagara River Anglers Association, visited the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce office to accept a check donation presented on behalf of the chamber's board of directors. Proceeds came from this year's Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Battle of La Belle Famille marker dedicated in Youngstown
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Through the efforts of the Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee, Town of Porter Historical Society, Niagara County Historian Catherine Emerson, and Old Fort Niagara, a new historic marker was dedicated July 24 at the intersection of Main, Water and Lockport streets in Youngstown.
Town of Lewiston approves voluntary water use ban
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Water use is becoming more restrictive in Lewiston.
ECHDC, Outer Harbor Management Group reveal unique new benches created for Wilkeson Pointe
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 02:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the new Outer Harbor Management Group today showed off the six new benches created by students at The Foundry in Buffalo.
Community Papers closing a loss for WNY; NFP stands ready to assist
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 02:15 pm
Community Papers of Western New York announced Monday that its local newspapers would cease publishing, as the parent company shuts its doors.
In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, National Buffalo Wing Festival announces inaugural Chicken Wing 5K Run
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 02:10 pm
In honor of National Chicken Wing Day, the National Buffalo Wing Festival is proud to announce the first-ever Chicken Wing 5K Run in downtown Buffalo on Sept. 4 (11 a.m.). The event is sponsored by BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York.
Editorial: 'No excuses - get your breast cancer screening'
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 11:35 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is now one of the greatest crusaders for breast cancer screening in the nation since the announcement in May 2015 that his longtime partner, Sandra Lee, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Multiple burglaries on Grand Island
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:45 am
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard is warning residents of Grand Island to secure their residences and vehicles after a string of break-ins over a 24-hour period.
State to protect bald eagles at Strawberry Island
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:40 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation have enacted a plan to protect bald eagles that are nesting on Strawberry Island in the Niagara River.
Cuomo signs expanded 'Move Over Law'
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation July 21 expanding New York state's "Move Over Law" to include volunteer firefighters and ambulance workers.