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Niagara Falls C of C seeks nominations
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
The Niagara Falls New York Chamber of Commerce is looking for Business Community Service Award nominees. Award recipients will be honored at the NFNY Chamber of Commerce "Red Carpet Event" July 17.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls championship
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
The four-time champion Suicidal Saucies will look to stop the Nickel City Knockouts from winning their third consecutive Queen City Roller Girls Cup Championship tonight.
Niagara University offering Summer Academy for students to get head start on college
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
Niagara University is presenting high school students and incoming NU freshmen with an opportunity to begin working on their college degrees early.
Silo serving 'Sand Dock Sundae'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 09:00 am
Why do we all scream for ice cream? Because we want more of it, of course.

Fortunately, The Silo Restaurant has us covered. The waterfront eatery has introduced a new dessert that is heavy in history and even heavier in scoops.

Empire State Development announces another record-breaking year for television production in New York
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
Empire State Development has announced New York is generating another record-breaking year for television production in the state just five months into 2014. A total of 23 pilots have filmed in New York, yielding an estimated $127 million in spending and an estimated 15,915 jobs, compared to 23 pilots filmed with an estimated $117 million in spending and an estimated 13,150 jobs in all of 2013.
Christine Cassert of Mount St. Mary's Hospital named 'Nurse of Distinction'
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
The Western New York Professional Nurse's Association named Christine Cassert, RN, BSN, CCRN, senior director of patient care services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a "Nurse of Distinction."
Regal Entertainment Group announces RPX: Regal Premium Experience at Walden Galleria
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theater circuit in the U.S., today announced the opening of the new Regal Premium Experience at the Regal Walden Galleria Stadium 16 in Cheektowaga. The all-digital giant screen experience was installed in an existing auditorium and opened today with "Edge of Tomorrow."
Schoellkopf Health Center upgrades short-term rehabilitation wing
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
Unit manager Sheri Pugh, RN, left, and certified nursing assistants Barbara Adams, center, and Lucy Rhinehardt prepare a newly renovated room for the next short-term rehab patient at the Schoellkopf Health Center.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra earns ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
For the second year in a row, the Buffalo Philharmonic has been recognized for adventurous programming.
Heart of Niagara volunteer meeting Wednesday, June 11
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's June Volunteer meeting will take place Wednesday, June 11, from 6:30-8 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Congress for the New Urbanism visits Village of Lewiston
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 09:45 am
Village of Lewiston residents out for a walk Tuesday morning undoubtedly saw two large groups of people paying specific attention to Center Street and its historic properties. Those visitors were part of the 22nd annual Congress for the New Urbanism, a four-day event taking place across Western New York.
'Mayor's Breakfast' teaches good community design at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 04:00 pm
The public is invited to an informative presentation on "Creating Better Communities: A Process of Good Design," at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. The event runs from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11.
RealtyUSA donates to WNY Heroes
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
Members of the Lewiston branch of RealtyUSA presented a $395 check Tuesday to Chris Kreiger, president and co-founder of WNY Heroes Inc.

The Williamsville-based organization provides direct financial assistance to returning soldiers. This includes support for rent, food and schooling.

National Grid reminds off-road drivers: utility corridors are off limits
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
National Grid reminds off-road drivers that utility rights-of-way are private property where unauthorized dumping and trespass by motorized vehicles is unlawful.
YMCA to collect American flags for proper retirement
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
From June 8-13, the eight YMCA Buffalo Niagara locations will collect old worn and tattered American flags ready for retirement. Flags will be taken to Forest Lawn Cemetery Saturday, June 14, for proper retirement.
Therapeutic summer fun helps kids with communication disorders
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences will offer a number of creative and fun intensive speech and language programs July 8 to Aug. 7 for school-age children and adolescents who have any of a wide range of communication difficulties.
Schneiderman sponsors gun buyback in Niagara Falls as part of statewide program
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office will sponsor a gun buyback in Niagara Falls on Saturday, June 7, as part of his statewide gun-buyback program. The attorney general's office will accept working and non-working, unloaded firearms in exchange for compensation on site.
My kind of garage sale
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
Participants in the year's 10 Mile Garage Sale took a more laidback approach this year. Many homes had sofas and chairs outside for patrons to use (and, of course, purchase), some families offered Tim Hortons beverages and one North Fifth Street home even had a food truck, Duke's Lunch Box, serving sandwiches and snacks.
Niagara University places 11 among NPR list of best commencement addresses
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
With graduation season in full swing, NPR recently unveiled a collection of the 316 commencement addresses that its writers consider the best ever.
Buffalo Philharmonic announces 2014-15 'BPO Rock Series'
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
Classic rock for all generations is on tap for the BPO's 2014-15 "Rock Series." Randy Newman, Blood Sweat & Tears and "Music of Led Zeppelin" among highlights of Buffalo Philharmonic's "Rock Series."

Subscriptions for the "BPO Rock Series" are currently available. Subscribers can save up to 25 percent off the single ticket price by purchasing all six concerts.

Timothy Freer named human resources director at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
Timothy J. Freer has been appointed director of human resources at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective June 16. President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo announced his appointment.
Seneca-Babcock Community Center hosts annual Chinese auction and chicken dinner
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 07:00 am
On Sunday, June 8, the Seneca-Babcock Community Association will hold its annual Chinese auction and chicken dinner at 1168 Seneca St., Buffalo.
Annual Lewiston GardenFest returns June 21-22
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston GardenFest, sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club, is back for its ninth year of showcasing the historic Village of Lewiston and the community's love of gardening Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local Lewiston residents.

Located along Center Street, the festival includes demonstrations from master gardeners and floral society representatives along with more than 50 vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more to beautify one's outdoor space. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local residents.

'43North': Cuomo announces record number of applicants for world's largest business idea competition
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a record number of applicants for the "43North" global business idea competition, which concluded its application round May 31. A total of 6,932 applications were received for the competition during the four-month entry period, with 2,603 qualified submissions advancing to the first round of judging.
National Grid supports EPA efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 05:10 pm
National Grid issued a statement today supporting the EPA's proposed regulations aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.
Artpark welcomes Lorde
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 02:05 pm
Lorde will headline a concert Sunday, Sept. 7, at Artpark in Lewiston.

Majical Cloudz will open.

Heart of Niagara returns to Grandpaws Pet Emporium Saturday
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:05 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue returns to Grandpaws Pet Emporium with more adoptable dogs this Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come meet Sally, Sammie, Buddy, Kayla and Joey, and get information about the adoption process, animal care, upcoming meetings and events.
Niagara Wine Trail: Celebrate dads and grads with wine and cheese
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:00 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is holding its annual wine and cheese pairing event June 13-15. Featuring Yancey's Fancy artisan Cheese, the timing of this event is ideal for celebrating both Father's Day and recent college graduates.
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club encourages everyone to 'Shred-It'
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:00 pm
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club will hold an event Saturday, June 21, allowing residents to not only help themselves, but do something nice for the community as well. The club will hold its second annual "Shred-It" fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
NTCC announces 2014 'Get to Know Niagara USA' familiarization tours
Sat, May 31st 2014 12:25 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the dates and details of the 2014 "Get to Know Niagara USA" familiarization tours.

The tours will be offered complimentary to all hospitality and tourism workers in Niagara County and will aim to educate employees on all there is to do in Niagara Falls and throughout Niagara County.

DiNapoli urges parents to open a college savings account for their children
Sat, May 31st 2014 12:15 pm
New York state's 529 College Saving Program has helped New York residents pay for more than $230 million in college-related expenses in 2014, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli said this week in recognition of 529 College Savings Day. The investment program, overseen by DiNapoli's office and the Higher Education Services Corp., is designed to help parents save for college and offers tax deductions up to $10,000 annually.
'Faith Night at the Ballpark'
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:05 am
On Saturday, June 7, St. Peter's Lutheran Church and School of Sanborn will be sponsoring a "Faith Night at the Ballpark" at Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd.
Make a humming bird pot
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host a hands-on seminar on humming bird pots at 6:30 p.m. June 19. Brighten your yard, patio or porch with a planter designed to attract humming birds. The $40 class fee includes step-by-step instructions and all materials. No experience is necessary.
Trips With Pets: Pet seat belts save lives
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
Traveling with pets has never been more popular amongst pet parents. Traveling by car is by far the most common mode of pet travel and dogs are the most frequent travelers.
Town of Lewiston: Financial woes heard at board session
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
The town's troubling financial picture reared its ugly head again at Thursday's Lewiston Town Board meeting.
Audition for 'Peter and the Wolf,' a 'Free Family Saturdays' event
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will present two performances of "Peter and the Wolf" Saturday, July 19, as part of "Free Family Saturdays" at Artpark. The free performances begin at noon and 2:30 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater.
HART fundraiser recognizes those contributing to organization's success
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
HART Interfaith, a nonprofit organization in Lewiston, is holding its 31st annual celebratory dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club, Wednesday, June 4. Raffle baskets will be previewed at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 6 p.m.
Island of Hope: Fighting cancer one step at a time
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:40 pm
Cancer is the enemy that attacks indiscriminately, said Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, 59, former co-chair of Grand Island's Relay For Life. "Cancer doesn't care how old you are. Cancer doesn't care how young you are. It doesn't care what gender you are. Cancer affects so many people because it doesn't just affect the person with cancer. It affects that person's family and friends."
New turning lane sought on Packard Road
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:35 pm
The intersection of Military Road and Packard Road in the Town of Niagara can be a driver's nightmare.
GI Relay For Life to 'Rock-Out Cancer'
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:35 pm
Grand Island's 12th annual Relay For Life is here, and Island residents are buzzing with excitement. For the last few months, teams have been collecting bottles, selling barbecue chicken, holding bake sales and raffling various baskets all to raise money for cancer research and prevention.

As the American Cancer Society's largest fundraiser, Relay For Life has become a global event in more than 20 different countries each year. Locally, Relay is set to open at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, on Grand Island. It will run overnight until 2 a.m. June 1 at Veterans Park.

 


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