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Olcott Beach reopens
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 06:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach. Water quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming.
Artpark presents new public art installations; ''Bower,' 'Earthsong' and 'Percussion Garden' now open
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:45 pm
Each year, Artpark offers a variety of public art experiences for visitors of all ages. This year's new installations each include an interactive element and are free to experience during park hours (dawn-dusk daily).
Higgins announces FDA action to examine gay blood donation ban
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced a step toward the goal of a change in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration policy banning gay blood donations.
Popular former Apple Granny proprietor John G. Roberts Jr. dies
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:40 pm
John G. Roberts Jr. was ushered into heaven encircled by the tender devotion of family and in the loving arms of the woman he called "my beautiful wife," Dawn Guild Roberts, on Friday, July 22, 2016.
DEC seeks participants for summer turkey survey
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Commissioner Basil Seggos are encouraging New Yorkers to participate in a survey for wild turkeys this summer.
Social media study by NU dean earns Paper of the Year Award from major international journal
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:25 pm
A scholarly article co-published by the dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been chosen as the 2015 Paper of the Year by one of the world's foremost academic journals.
Beloved St. Peter's pastor Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri passes
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 11:55 am
The Rev. Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri, 92, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. "Monsignor" was pastor at St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston from 1977 until his retirement in December 1999. He was designated pastor emeritus.
Project Connect Niagara: 'One-stop' for those in need
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 10:05 pm
Project Connect Niagara took place Wednesday inside Heart, Love & Soul, 939 Ontario Ave., in the City of Niagara Falls. The community-led initiative brought together nonprofits, government entities and the private sector to provide a "one-stop shop" of health and human services for homeless and at-risk individuals in Niagara County.
Community Missions begins new outreach ministry initiative
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 09:05 pm
On Thursday, July 27, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. will hold the first of three outreach ministry events in Niagara Falls.
Olcott Beach closed
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a close beach advisory at Olcott Beach in Olcott.
The Teacher's Desk: First Niagara provides funding to expand literacy program for local students in need
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:20 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $5,000 in funding to maintain and expand a literacy program offered by The Teacher's Desk Inc., which increases access to reading materials for teachers and students in Western New York.
Morinello announces endorsements for Assembly bid
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:15 pm
Angelo Morinello, candidate for New York State Assembly in the 145th District, announced the New York State Conservative Party, New York State Independence Party and the Reform Party of New York State formally endorsed him.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment announces One Buffalo Community Library Card
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:15 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment, together with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System, announces the creation of the One Buffalo Community Library Card.
PHOTOS: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo bring 'Holy 14' to Artpark
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 03:40 pm
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo performed in front of Artpark's largest crowd this summer, headlining "Tuesday in the Park" this week.
PHOTOS: American Niagara Hospitality celebrates opening of The Reef Beach Club & Pool inside Sheraton At The Falls
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:35 pm
American Niagara Hospitality formally debuted The Reef Beach Club and Pool inside the Sheraton At The Falls on Tuesday.
Erie County, partners to hold orientation for seniors interested in volunteering in local classrooms
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services, and community partners including the Buffalo Public Schools, is currently seeking individuals interested in volunteering at local schools to provide one-on-one tutoring to children in the classroom.
Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER ranked No. 1 in North America
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:25 pm
The Buffalo Marriott HARBORCENTER has achieved the top ranking among all full-service Marriott hotels in North America, as compiled by Marriott International's customer satisfaction survey process.
Educational Media Foundation, Wycliffe to join global missional hackathon
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:25 pm
Educational Media Foundation (EMF), the parent company of two of the largest contemporary Christian media brands - K-LOVE and Air1 - and Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, an interdenominational nonprofit mission organization, announced they will be supporting the Indigitous #Hack event.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine announces second annual 'CommunityCare' grant
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has announced the second annual "CommunityCare" grant offering up to $10,000 in funding for local, nonprofit 501(c)(3) agencies in the health and wellness sector.
Higgins welcomes release of environmental assessment for Robert Moses Parkway North project
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, called the release of the Robert Moses North design report/environmental assessment a "major milestone" in removal of the elevated highway.
Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary presents gift for new cardiac/stroke unit
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently presented a check for more than $49,000 to benefit the medical center's cardiac/stroke unit campaign. The check represents the auxiliary's final payment on its $100,000 pledge to the new facility.
County leaders set fast-track rules for pistol permits
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:20 pm
Niagara County leaders have moved to implement new procedures to fast-track pistol permits for county residents with verifiable threats to their safety.
Cuomo directs New York State Parks to offer extended hours at swimming facilities during heat wave
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced he has directed the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to offer extended hours at state swimming facilities and other state parks during the current heat wave to help New Yorkers beat the heat. The extended hours will begin today and continue through Thursday, July 28.
Lewiston Police raid 'pot' house
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 05:25 pm
The Lewiston Police Department reports executing a search warrant at 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 25, on a suspected marijuana grow house in the 4600 block of Model City Road in the Town of Lewiston.
First Niagara provides approximately $19.2 million for Evergreen Loft Apartments
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 04:20 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. announced it is providing approximately $19.2 million in financing and tax credit investment for Evergreen Foundation of Western New York Inc. and Southern Tier Environments for Living Inc.'s (STEL) affordable housing project, the Evergreen Lofts.
Public comment sought on design report, environmental assessment for Robert Moses Parkway removal project
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 04:00 pm
The New York Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has announced a hearing will be held to seek final public comment on a Design Report/Environmental Assessment (DR/EA) for the Robert Moses Parkway removal project.
30th annual UB Distinguished Speakers Series to feature James Franco, John Cleese, Eric Holder
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:25 pm
Award-winning actors James Franco and John Cleese, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. and astronauts Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly are among the speakers who will headline the 2016-17 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo.
Memorial's surgical team welcomes SAL II
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:10 pm
Members of the surgery department at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently celebrated the arrival of "SAL II," the medical center's new daVinci XI Robotic Surgical System.
New York's Powerball jackpot increases to $422 million for Wednesday's drawing
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:10 pm
The jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing is now $422 million. The $30.9 million increase from the advertised jackpot on Saturday is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Powerball states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Niagara University clinical mental health counseling program receives CACREP accreditation
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 01:50 pm
Niagara University's clinical mental health counseling program has received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
Food Bank of WNY's 'Walk Off Hunger,' 'Summerfest' to help feed local families in need
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 01:45 pm
The 9th annual "Walk Off Hunger" and "Summerfest," presented by Uncle Bob's Self Storage, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Island Park in Williamsville. All proceeds from the family-friendly event will benefit the Food Bank of Western New York as it continues to fight hunger one day at a time.
Fatal crash in Porter
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 11:40 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office released details late Friday night and early Saturday morning on a fatal motor vehicle crash in the Town of Porter.
Islanders slam option to close West River Parkway
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 09:00 am
A strong majority of Islanders at a public meeting Wednesday opposed the state's idea to turn the West River Parkway into a bicycle and pedestrian-only path.
Despite public objection, ZBA grants 8 plaza variances
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 08:00 am
To the disappointment of a room full of residents and business owners, the Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals granted Ellicott Development eight variances Thursday, bringing a proposal to build a 4.1-acre mixed-used plaza into municipal compliance.
Community invited to motorcycle show
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Northgate Health Care Facility will hold a motorcycle show at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at its location at 7264 Nash Road, North Tonawanda.
Stretch of Grand Island road named in honor of Bob Beach
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
A picnic last Friday recalled an Island man whose leadership prompted his neighbors to permanently memorialize him along the West River Parkway.
Heavy workload continues for Grand Island firefighters, medics
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
According to Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski, firefighters and medics have experienced a continuing upsurge in the number of motor vehicle accidents they have had to contend with.
GI benefits from corrections flower program
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
This spring, the Town of Grand Island was once again the recipient of flowers from the horticulture program at the Erie County Correctional Facility in Alden.
Spirit of the Eighties to welcome back The Spoons
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Spirit of the Eighties is excited to be welcoming some old friends from just across the border for the fifth annual live music event.
DA Flaherty, SPCA Serving Erie County join forces to end animal abuse
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 03:00 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. has announced recent successes from his new animal cruelty unit, where the office is aggressively prosecuting anyone accused of killing or injuring an animal in the community.
 

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