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Neighbors Foundation receives record donation
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 07:00 am
Islanders donated 12 palettes of food to the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation this holiday season for their neighbors in distress.
FASNY urges New Yorkers to protect their homes against holiday fires
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 06:05 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges all New Yorkers to enjoy the holidays with care, as this time of the year typically sees an uptick in home and house fires.
No need for Rudolph; EC Senior Services provides going places vans with GPS units
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced 14 area senior centers will be receiving GPS units for the 26 Going Places senior vans they use to transport local seniors to medical appointments, shopping excursions or their other needs in the community.
Memorial pharmacy director addresses national convention
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:05 pm
Pharmacy Director Michelle Lewis of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center delivered an invited presentation at the December midyear clinical meeting of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists in Las Vegas.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Ringing bell for Salvation Army
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Henry Kammerer of the Grand Island Rotary Club reports Rotary bell ringing at the Grand Island Tops Markets collected $1,451.13 in two days.
Peace rally held in Town Commons
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Cold but bracing weather greeted 15 people at the Grand Island Rotary Gazebo in the Town Commons for a brief peace rally Saturday afternoon.
Local entrepreneur opens Revive Salon & Spa
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:05 am
Nadina Garfalo recently opened Revive Salon & Spa at 2884 Niagara Falls Blvd. The business offers salon, spa and skin care services, including facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, microblading (semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing), massage, makeup and pedicures.
Lash of Elegance opens in NT
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:05 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly opened Lash of Elegance lash bar at 80 Mead St., North Tonawanda
Town of Niagara discusses tax breaks for seniors
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
More Town of Niagara seniors may soon be eligible for a tax exemption. Officials discussed a revision in the town code that determines a tax exemption for seniors based on income level at a work session on Dec. 7 at Town Hall. The plan is to make the Town of Niagara's tax exemption codes consistent with those of Niagara County.
Work session on solar law slated for Dec. 19
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield will hold a work session regarding the town's proposed solar law at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Town Hall, 2800, Church Road.
'Serve Sunday' benefits community members
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
Barefoot Christian Community gathered on Sunday for the congregation's first "Serve Sunday" gathering. Instead of a conventional worship service, 'Serve Sunday" attendees worshiped by blessing their neighbors.
Dashing through the snow: Holiday happenings at Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 10:55 am
Christmas is here, which means local festivities have been popping up all around Western New York, including at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum.
Campaign contributors awarded grand prizes in United Way Challenge
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 10:05 am
While more than 20,000 were eligible, 21 weekly contributors to the 2016 United Way campaign won grand prize awards as part of the 11th annual United Way Challenge on Friday.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes red panda
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 09:50 am
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the addition of a red panda.
Uber, 43North announce partnership to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Buffalo
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 09:50 am
Uber NY and 43North - the $5 million startup competition - on Friday announced a partnership to promote and foster tech innovation and attract startups and entrepreneurs to Buffalo.
Empire State Development announces operator of Western New York Workforce Training Center
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:55 pm
Empire State Development announced Thursday that Economic Development Group Inc., a nonprofit entity comprised of four lead partners (Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, Catholic Charities of Buffalo Inc., Goodwill Industries of Western New York Inc. and Buffalo Urban League) will be the operator and administrator of the Western New York Workforce Training Center (WTC).
Higgins announces $150,000 in federal funding for WNY art & cultural agencies
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced six Western New York art and cultural organizations will receive federal grants through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) totaling $150,000.
DEC announces new director of division of fish and wildlife
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:55 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has appointed a seasoned conservation professional with 36 years of experience as a wildlife biologist, zoologist and researcher to head up its division of fish and wildlife, the agency announced on Thursday.
PHOTOS: Festival of Trees continues at Niagara Power Vista in Lewiston
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:00 pm
Scores of festively decorated Christmas trees line the Niagara Power Vista's clear-glass walkway. The trimmings are courtesy of local nonprofits, and each tree is adorned with energy-efficient lights.
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.