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Buffalo Sabres announce 2015 preseason schedule
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's 2015 preseason schedule. The Sabres will play seven games, including three home games at First Niagara Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
NTCC unveils economic impact figures as part of annual report
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. today unveiled its 2014 annual report to its stakeholders and local government partners, including Niagara County and the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls. The report highlighted the economic impacts of the 2014 tourism season.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation, partners announce affordable housing project
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Foundation, in conjunction with Saving Grace Ministries Inc. and True Community Development Corp., today announced the Patriot Heights Apartments Project, which will provide affordable housing for single mothers who are military veterans.
Ortt puts a dent in scrap metal theft
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The New York State Senate late last night passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, aimed at preventing scrap metal theft. The bill (S.4882) prohibits the sale or purchase of certain items as scrap by creating a scrap processor registration system. Ortt said he believes the measures will help curtail copper theft.
Golf tournament supports services at OUN
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara hosted its 31st annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament Monday, June 8, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefit the 600-plus individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities supported by the agency.
Crosby's, MDA join forces to help send kids with muscle disease to summer camp
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Nearly 50 Crosby's Convenience Store locations in the Western New York area will raise money to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of kids fighting muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases that limit muscle strength and mobility by participating in the MDA summer camp mobile program.
Buffalo viewership soars for deciding Stanley Cup Finals game
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 10:55 am
Monday night's Stanley Cup Final series-clinching Game 6 on NBC delivered at 5.6 metered market rating, the third-best for a Game 6 on record (since 1995) and NBC's fourth-best NHL overnight ever, according to The Nielsen Company.
Chicago Blackhawks win 2015 Stanley Cup Final on NBC
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 09:25 am
The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0 Monday in Game 6 on NBC to win the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. It was Chicago's third Stanley Cup title in six seasons.
Niagara County employees advised of asbestos at site
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 09:25 am
Niagara County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz issued a memorandum Monday to county employees working at a county site, which preliminary tests indicate may have non-airborne, non-particulate asbestos, to ensure employees are informed and included in the investigation process.
Amanda Lynn's Law passes in Senate and Assembly
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 08:45 pm
Both the New York State Senate and the Assembly have now passed Amanda Lynn's Law, ending a five-year impasse between both houses of the Legislature.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show releases digital version of 2015 poster
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 08:45 pm
Dominic Curcione, a senior at Wilson Senior High School, designed the poster for the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show. It was designed in Lynn Schuler-Bewley's advanced media arts class.
Grandpaws active at GardenFest
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 03:00 pm
Grandpaws Pet Emporium is welcoming different groups to the corner of North Fourth and Center streets this weekend during the 10th annual Lewiston GardenFest.
Niagara University joins SALT to help students and alumni tackle debt head on
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 02:30 pm
Niagara University has teamed up with SALT, a financial education resource created by the nonprofit American Student Assistance.
Pull up a chair for some 'Burgers, Brew & 'Que' as Michael Symon enjoys the tastes of summer on Food Network
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 02:30 pm
Michael Symon is taking a summer road trip to taste the best of American classics in "Burgers, Brew & 'Que," premiering Friday, July 17 (10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Higgins announces Niagara Falls tourism initiatives
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced several new tourism initiatives Monday in conjunction with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster.
UB's Research Institute on Addictions receives $3 million to study tailored alcohol treatment methods
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 11:55 am
A "one-size-fits-all" approach to alcohol treatment is not the best strategy, according to University at Buffalo addiction experts, who have received a $3 million grant to explore whether treatments tailored to a person's behavior before seeking help will result in better treatment outcomes.
New owners, same Apple Granny
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 09:10 am
The new owners of Apple Granny Restaurant have grand plans to change ... well, nothing.
Town of Lewiston moves on proposed Lower River Road subdivision
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 09:10 am
Lewiston Town Board members moved on a few items Monday with Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey absent due to illness.
Aquarium of Niagara celebrates 50 years of achievement, science and entertainment in Western New York
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 08:15 am
The Aquarium of Niagara celebrated 50 years of achievements Friday and presented concrete plans to broaden the public's awareness of aquatic ecosystems through innovative and stimulating exhibits, displays and educational and recreational programs that promote conservation and support research.
National Grid ranked top green utility in the world
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 08:10 am
Earlier this week, National Grid PLC landed the No. 1 spot as a utility on Newsweek's Top Green Companies in the World 2015, ranking 29th overall.
Space Bulls place third at NASA Mars rover contest
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 08:10 am
The Space Bulls placed third - their best finish yet - at the RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops Competition June 4-5.
Higgins, Lance introduce Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 08:05 am
U.S. Reps. Leonard Lance (New Jersey) and Brian Higgins introduced the Cancer Drug Coverage Parity Act, legislation that would require health insurance plans that cover traditional chemotherapy to provide equally favorable coverage for orally administered anticancer medications.
Pictures: Artpark begins with Fairy House Festival, Lindsey Stirling
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:25 am
Artpark & Company kicked off its 2015 summer season with the Fairy House Festival on Sunday, and Electric dance music violinist and performer Lindsey Stirling Wednesday.
Red Brick Bench Press Championship benefits military and families
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:10 am
In addition to his duties as Lewiston town supervisor, Dennis Brochey also serves as founder and director of a yearly fundraiser known as the Red Brick Bench Press Championship.
Buffalo Philharmonic's 'Soundwave' brings The Albrights, reunited Babik to Kleinhans
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:00 am
On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Buffalo Philharmonic will present "Soundwave," featuring Buffalo bands The Albrights and Babik, and works by contemporary rock-inspired composers and songwriters Mason Bates, Adam Schoenberg and Sufjan Stevens.
Chris Collins helps secure $233,905 grant for Olcott Fire Company
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:00 am
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $233,905 in federal funding for the Olcott Fire Co.
Cuomo announces 26 properties nominated to state and national registers of historic places
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:00 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 26 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Ceretto continues push for legalization of MMA
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, renewed his call for the legalization of mixed martial arts in New York at a press conference Friday at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Parking patterns change for Artpark's 'Tuesday in the Park'
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:00 am
The Village of Lewiston, its Department of Public Works, the Lewiston Police Department and Artpark & Company have teamed up to establish a new parking pattern for "Tuesday in the Park" concert nights.
Alzheimer's caregivers find support, advice in group
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 07:00 pm
Sadness, depression, fear, loneliness, isolation, confusion, anger ... people who are the prime caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's can experience any of these feelings ... and more.
Niagara University CMAA student chapter applauded by Cuomo
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 06:00 pm
New York's top governmental office has taken notice of the Niagara University student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America, which has been named the best in the nation for six years running.
NCP golf tournament to honor Ulatowski
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 06:00 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is holding its 23rd annual Matthew J. Murphy Jr. Golf Tournament June 12 at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston.
Seventy-three employers to participate in National Guard veterans job fair June 18
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 06:00 pm
The New York National Guard will host a United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation "Hiring Our Heroes" veterans job fair at the Connecticut Street Armory in Buffalo Thursday, June 18.
ECHDC announces success of summer concerts will bring updates to Canalside
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 06:00 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today highlighted the success of the recent concerts held at Canalside. Last week's first free Thursday night concert attracted nearly 15,000 people. The dance-pop duo Matt and Kim drew an enthusiastic crowd.
Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman, Jeff Dye take journey of a lifetime with NBC's 'Better Late Than Never'
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 04:15 pm
Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and Jeff Dye will embark on the ultimate international excursion with no assistants, no limousines and no lattes, in search of an intimate, life-changing experience.
Get 'Charmed' with ALEX AND ANI, give to cancer research
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 04:15 pm
The WNY Ovarian Cancer Project will be the beneficiary of a "Charmed by Charity" soiree at ALEX AND ANI. The public is invited to the store to sip refreshments, snack on small bites and shop with others who share a passion for giving back to the community.
Niagara County Peach Queen applications available; new scholarship amount
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 04:00 pm
The Niagara County Peach Queen Program is looking forward to Sept. 13, when the 2015-16 Peach Queen will be crowned and will receive a generous $4,000 scholarship from the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston. The amount has nearly doubled from the scholarship amount last year's recipient won.
Shakespeare in ... Hennepin Park
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 04:00 pm
Hear ye, hear ye ... one and all! Come hither and hasten to the Hennepin Park Gazebo at the corner of Center and South Fourth streets at 7 p.m. Monday, June 29, to view Shakespearian actors strut and fret their hour upon the stage and then be heard from no more.
Assembly passes legislation to provide quicker access to medical marijuana
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, working alongside fellow lawmakers and dozens of Compassionate Care NY supporters, continued his efforts to expedite the process for critically ill patients to receive medical marijuana in New York state.
Providers hear from nationally renowned developmental medicine leader at Niagara Falls conference
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:20 pm
Western New York providers and client advocates heard Tuesday from a nationally renowned leader in developmental medicine and other health care providers about models of care that may well impact the future of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the country.