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NU President's Dinner raises scholarship dollars, honors Glynn, Demler and Bennett
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
More than 520 Niagara University alumni, students and friends came together in the name of educational access and affordability during the institution's 2014 President's Dinner, held Nov. 1 at the Seneca Niagara Casino Hotel & Event Center.
Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo holds tree-decorating ceremony
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 01:35 pm
The Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo is presenting a tree-decorating ceremony to honor donor families and living donors who have benefited numerous recipients across Western New York and the U.S.
Photos: Nik Wallenda successfully crosses 'Windy City' of Chicago live on Discovery
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 12:25 pm
Nik Wallenda, "The King of the Highwire," made history Sunday after successfully crossing the "Windy City" of Chicago on a tightrope without a net or tether.
Free chronic disease self-management workshop series in Niagara County
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 07:00 am
Do you have an ongoing health condition? If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or arthritis, join in for a free chronic disease self-management workshop series, starting Tuesday, Nov. 18 (6-8:30 p.m.), and running for six consecutive Tuesdays at St. John's Food Pantry.
Bell ringers sought
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 07:00 am
The Salvation Army of Niagara Falls is looking for volunteers for its Red Kettle Campaign from Nov. 10 through Dec. 24.
Parent group to hold sensory processing disorder workshop
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 07:00 am
Parent Network of WNY will hold a workshop on sensory processing disorder from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road.
New ambulance celebrated in Youngstown
Sat, Nov 1st 2014 07:05 am
Anyone who's ever wondered how donations to the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. are spent or where money raised at the annual Field Days goes should take the time to stop at the firehall Sunday, Nov. 2.
Town of Lewiston adopts 2015 budget
Sat, Nov 1st 2014 07:00 am
Beyond Artpark, Monday's Lewiston Town Board discussions transgressed to a number of other areas - just about all of them budget-related.
Artpark discussions at Town of Lewiston budget session
Sat, Nov 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board opened Monday's session amid good feelings with commendations for Lewiston Police Officer Gregory T. Schuey, who marked his final day of service with LPD Sept. 7 at the Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival in Academy Park.
Marjim Manor announces vendor fair, 'Ugly Wine Bottle Sweater' contest
Sat, Nov 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Winery at Marjim Manor is hosting its annual fall vendor fair Saturday, Nov. 8, and Sunday, Nov. 9.
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.