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Rickey Medlocke: Lynyrd Skynyrd will entertain Artpark audience with timeless rock songs
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 08:25 pm
Some folks like to say Lynyrd Skynyrd broke Artpark - but in a good way.
Dave & Buster's now hiring 100 positions for new Walden Galleria location
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:35 pm
Dave & Buster's is looking to hire 100 enthusiastic individuals to join the team at its new, improved Western New York location.
Ortt meets with steering committee, tours site for proposed WNY First Response & Preparedness Center
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:25 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt met with steering committee members Thursday to discuss and tour the grounds of the proposed WNY First Response & Preparedness Center at the site of the former Niagara Falls U.S.
Taste of Niagara Falls Food Festival calls for additional vendors
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:25 pm
More than 25 area restaurants are expected to showcase their culinary expertise during the inaugural Taste of Niagara Falls, on Old Falls Street, USA. The two-day family-friendly food festival is planned for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 and 6, from noon to 8 p.m.
Erie County senior services department receives grant to assist unemployed adults to rejoin workforce
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services was awarded a grant of $780,169 from Senior Service America Inc. Almost 90 percent of this grant, which originated from the U.S. Department of Labor, will pay wages and benefits to at least 126 low-income older adults living in Erie County.
Ortt announces $47,340 in state aid for three Niagara County libraries
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:25 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt has announced more than $47,000 in state funding was awarded to three public libraries in Niagara County in need of upgrades. The money was secured in the 2014-15 state budget as part of the $14 million capital funding program for construction and renovation of public libraries and public library systems in New York.
Lewiston: Favorite's Pizzeria serves up scholarships for Artpark Rock Camp
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:25 pm
Favorite's Pizzeria of Lewiston generously provided two scholarships for Artpark "Rock Camp" (Aug. 17-22). After an application and selection process, scholarships were awarded to Lauryn Andrews, 15, of Lewiston, and Sarah Lester, 11, of Youngstown (pictured with Favorite's employees).
Roller coaster fans bring national conference to New York
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 09:35 am
Hundreds of roller coaster enthusiasts are preparing to visit Grand Island as part of the American Coaster Enthusiasts national conference.
Photos: Artpark Revisits CCR, America
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 05:50 pm
Artpark & Company hosted a night of good, old-fashioned rock and roll (with some AC thrown in for good measure) this week as part of its "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Poloncarz proclaims 'Jean Rainbow Day' in Erie County
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined members of the Elma Meadows Women's Golf Club recently to wish a surprise "happy birthday" and present a proclamation to longtime member Jean Rainbow on her 90th birthday.
Beta Sigma Phi to host state convention
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:50 pm
Members of Niagara Falls Beta Sigma Phi Society will welcome more than 300 sisters from across New York and Canada to its annual convention Sept. 25-27 at the Sheraton at the Falls, 300 Third St.
Collins announces $2,387,370 in grants for two local airports
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:30 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $2,387,370 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for two local airports.
Collins: $107,762 grant for Adams Fire Co.
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:30 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $107,762 in federal funding for Adams Fire Co. located in Wheatfield.
Painters Plus Home Decorating selects North Tonawanda resident for fifth annual Project H.O.P.E.
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:05 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced Jesse Gooch, proprietor of Painters Plus, selected the winner of the fifth annual Project H.O.P.E contest.
Buffalo Sabre Jack Eichel joins BAUER Hockey family
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 03:45 pm
Bauer Hockey today announced Buffalo Sabre Jack Eichel has joined its roster of athletes, becoming the latest elite player to align with the world's leading designer and manufacturer of ice hockey equipment.
Taya Kyle, Kevin O'Leary, Amy Purdy join celebrity judging panel for 95th anniversary broadcast of Miss America
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 11:10 am
The wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, author Taya Kyle, will join entrepreneur, businessman and star of ABC's "Shark Tank," Kevin O'Leary and 2014 Paralympic snowboarding bronze medalist and motivational speaker Amy Purdy to judge the 2016 Miss America Competition.
Employers reveal biggest resume blunders in annual CareerBuilder survey
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 07:00 am
Creating an attention-getting resume can be a tall order for job seekers in today's fast-paced hiring environment. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, the majority of employers (70 percent) spend less than five minutes reviewing a resume, and half (48 percent) spend less than two minutes.
The Silo hosts 'Paws for a Cause' fundraiser for SPCA
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 06:10 pm
From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, come on down to The Silo Restaurant for free hot dogs, face-painting, the chance to win prizes and possibly meet your new best friend.
Erie County Fair to offer gate admission to ticketholders of cancelled shows
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 06:00 pm
As a result of these two unprecedented concert cancellations that occurred outside the control of the Erie County Fair, management is offering each ticketholder one free gate admission per concert ticket purchased to any remaining day of the fair (through Aug. 23).
Marsha McWilson concert re-scheduled
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 05:50 pm
All the elements came together for "Blue Monday" this week ... including the rain.
Higgins congratulates Roswell Park physician on naming to federal panel on diagnostic testing
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 05:50 pm
Pathologist Dr. Carl Morrison, leader in precision-medicine field, named to advisory panel on clinical diagnostic laboratory tests
Niagara University hospitality professors present at major international educators conference
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 05:35 pm
Two Niagara University professors were involved in one of the world's largest annual international hospitality conferences last week.
Wilson Bike Night motorcycle judging contest winners
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 05:35 pm
The 16th annual Wilson Motorcycle Rally was held last Friday evening. The event is held the first Friday of August each year on Main Street in the harborside Village of Wilson.
Hospice patient helps bring comfort to others
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:50 pm
One of the unique services Niagara Hospice provides to every patient is a comfort tote that includes a lap blanket and other small items.
Panepinto announces thousands in state aid for library construction
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:40 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto recently announced $141,108 in funding for four public libraries within the 60th State Senate District. The funding comes as part of 182 construction grants awarded to libraries across the state from the New York State Library.
'Frankie Avalon - Christmas Show' headlines upcoming events at Riviera Theatre
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:40 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces the following events:
Poloncarz signs law prohibiting sale of microbead products in Erie County
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District), elected officials, representatives of the attorney general's office and environmental advocates at Wilkeson Pointe on Lake Erie to sign into law Local Law 8-2, a law prohibiting the sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads in Erie County.
Erie County Fair adds new, free concert
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 05:30 pm
Late Monday night, Erie County Fair officials were given the news Meghan Trainor was cancelling her concert at the fair.
Buffalo Sabres introduce prospects challenge
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 05:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will host the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, from Sept. 12-14 at First Niagara Center and HARBORCENTER.
'Peace Garden Painting Parties' with Thomas Paul Asklar
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:35 pm
Lewiston artist and art educator Thomas Paul Asklar is offering summer painting workshop parties for adults in the Lewiston Peace Garden at 6 p.m. Wednesdays from Aug. 19 through Sept. 16.
Meghan Trainor cancels show at Erie County Fair
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:25 pm
Creative Artists Agency informed Erie County Fair officials late Monday night that Meghan Trainor will not be playing at the Erie County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 13, due to ongoing medical concerns.
Golfing for good
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:20 pm
The recent Louis J. Fernandez Memorial Golf Tournament of the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital paid tribute to the late Vincent Laurendi Jr., a former executive of Adelphia Cable Niagara and former member of the board who passed away in August 2014.
Erie County Fair: Free fair admission Aug. 12 with canned food donation
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:20 pm
For the third consecutive year, the Erie County Agricultural Society will partner with the Food Bank of Western New York to help fight hunger. With the donation of a canned food item, fairgoers will receive free admission to opening day of the 176th Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 12 (gates open at noon).
Niagara County Peach Festival Parade units needed
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:20 pm
The 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival is seeking units for this year's parade, which is taking place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, on Center Street in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston: Public pressures Planning Board over proposed Paladino plaza (site photos included)
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 11:35 am
Nearly 75 Village of Lewiston business owners and residents made it clear Monday they are not in favor of Ellicott Development's latest proposal to build a plaza across 4.1 acres of land on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Public art set to bloom across Erie County
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Albright-Knox Art Gallery Senior Curator Dr. Cathleen Chaffee, Albright Knox Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott, community business leaders and residents to announce the newest installation in the public art initiative, an innovative arts partnership between Erie County, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the City of Buffalo.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 2016 community arts, arts education, individual artist grants available
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 03:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants in Erie and Niagara counties, with a 20 percent increase in overall funding available and no cultural data project requirement. All new applicants must attend an information session.
Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day Aug. 15-16
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 03:15 pm
Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as they celebrate the 16th annual Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day.
Higgins joins local Vietnam veterans to announce project adding 280 names of Western New Yorkers killed in action to Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined local veterans, including members of the Vietnam Veterans of America and Military Order of the Purple Heart, to announce the addition of 280 names of Vietnam veterans from Western New York who were killed in action to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.
Shedding light on a mystery: Answers sought on origin of Buffalo Launch Club beacon
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club lighthouse, an iconic and much-admired landmark along the East River, has become a history mystery.