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Kenan Center to launch 50th anniversary celebration
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 02:40 pm
In 2017, the Kenan Center celebrates 50 years of enriching lives in the community through cultural, educational and recreational opportunities for all ages.
'The Destroyer' Dick Beyer receives PWI's Stanley Weston Award for lifetime achievement
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 05:30 pm
Pro Wrestling Illustrated has named "The Destroyer" Dick Beyer the recipient of the 2016 Stanley Weston Award, the magazine's lifetime achievement award.
11th annual Sweet Charity to benefit Food Bank of WNY
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 02:40 pm
Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy food and drink selections from more than 40 Western New York establishments during the 11th annual Sweet Charity to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Families invited for free pancake breakfast at St. Peter's R.C. School open house
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 01:15 pm
St. Peter's R.C. School will be hosting its annual pancake breakfast and open house from 9 a.m. until noon on Sunday, Jan. 29, in the school cafeteria, 140 N. Sixth St., Lewiston.
New name for Salon Semir
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 06:05 pm
Those walking up the stairs at 421 Center have recently noticed some changes. Oh, sure, it's still the same, world-famous Semir Huzmeli styling hair, but, within the business, many things have changed.
Morinello takes on committee roles
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 05:15 pm
This week, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, was officially assigned his committees for the 2017-18 legislative session.
Bass pro Menendez to highlight Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:50 pm
Bassmaster Elite Pro Mark Menendez of Paducah, Kentucky, will join an impressive cast of speakers at the Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo to be held Jan. 20-22 at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls.
Billy Crystal makes Fallsview Casino debut
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 08:40 pm
Coming off the heels of his recent critically acclaimed tour, Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian Billy Crystal sets his sights on Fallsview Casino Resort this April, promising an evening of hilarious stand-up, storytelling and unpredictable moments.
Dog on lap while driving: Unsafe ... and illegal
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 05:00 pm
While driving under the influence was once the major focus of safety on the road, distracted driving of all kinds has gained national attention in recent years. Texting and driving has proven to be the latest serious road hazard. It has cost a number of lives, and 42 states have developed laws and campaigns against it.
Nussbaumer & Clarke realigns ownership
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 05:00 pm
Nussbaumer & Clarke Inc., one of the region's oldest engineering and land-surveying firms, has realigned its top executives and transferred ownership.
Joshua Maloni's top 10 celebrity interviews of 2016
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 04:10 am
Here are my favorite celebrity interviews from 2016 (with clickable links).
Spreading joy year-round
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 05:35 pm
Carol Miranda poses for a photo by the tree she decorated at People Inc. Willow Senior Living.
Sakari debuts at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo announced the public debut of Sakari the polar bear and the start of Polar Bear Days on Thursday.
Designated Drivers expanding north
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
"It's all about being responsible." So commented Mike Mulé, president of Designated Drivers of Buffalo, earlier this week.
Village of Lewiston considering taking Center Street
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
Faced with the prospect of 50-plus new, neon signs littering Center Street, trustees in the Village of Lewiston are looking into taking control of the roadway from the state of New York.
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.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes red panda
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 09:50 am
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the addition of a red panda.
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.
Explore & More announces $1 million capital gift from Paul A. Saffrin Foundation for 'Play It Forward' campaign
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum on Monday announced a $1 million capital gift from the Paul A. Saffrin Foundation for the "Play It Forward" capital campaign to build the new museum at Canalside.
Hochul supports Pillows for Their Head drive
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:00 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Buffalo Monday in support of a fund drive for the needy organized by Grand Islanders.
PHOTOS: 'The Nutcracker' onstage
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:10 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.
Erie County retains 'StormReady' designation from National Weather Service
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
Erie County has again been recognized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service as being "StormReady," confirming Erie continues to meet a stringent set of storm warning reception and information dissemination criteria, enabling prompt identification of potential weather hazards as well as speeding distribution of necessary warning information.
Santa Land returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 04:05 pm
Erie County Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Daniel J. Rizzo, elected officials, representatives of the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, members of the Orchard Park Recreation Department and Santa Claus joined together Tuesday at the casino at Chestnut Ridge Park to announce the return of Santa Land to Chestnut Ridge.
UB's Gardella named to EPA science advisory board
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:30 pm
Joseph A. Gardella Jr., a professor of chemistry at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency science advisory board.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Santa Claus is coming to town
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Christmas trees were lit Friday night in downtown Niagara Falls and in the Village of Lewiston.
Youngstown readies for Christmas in the Village
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Up next, it's the seventh annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village celebration, Saturday, Dec. 10. Presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local businesses, this community event kicks off at 10 a.m. and continues all day with a number of holiday-themed events taking place at the Red Brick School Village Center, at area businesses and throughout Youngstown.
Historic Alt House recognized
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
The Town of Grand Island's Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented a third plaque in its historic building project on Friday, Nov. 24, at the home of Nicole Gerber and Dave Reilly.
FASNY offers safety tips as temperature drops
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 04:55 pm
Temperatures are dropping across New York, and the Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to remain safe as they begin to heat their homes for the winter.
Canadian duo wins Great Lakes International Ice Carving Competition
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:50 pm
After 32 hours of intense sawing, chiseling and sculpting to create giant works of art made entirely out of ice, the second annual Great Lakes International Ice Carving Competition bestowed top honors to Ross and Antonio Baisas of Quebec.
Assemblyman Ceretto: HEAP can help cut heating costs this winter
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 02:40 pm
Winters in Western New York are notoriously harsh, making preparation essential to surviving the cold months ahead. For many families, the rising cost of heating can be a serious concern. Unfortunately, some have to choose between turning on the heat or putting food on the table.
'Deposits for Food' spreads holiday cheer to area food pantries
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:25 am
Angelo Sarkees of Lewiston has begun his fourth year of "Deposits for Food" (D4F), a collection of returnable container and scrap metal to benefit three Niagara County food pantries: Community Missions, Heart, Love and Soul, and Care and Share of Ransomville.
Polar bears on the move
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:20 am
On Monday, three polar bears from three different zoos traveled a combined 1,600 miles to their new homes. The Buffalo Zoo teamed up with the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin, as part of a species survival plan recommendation to support polar bear conservation.
#GivingTuesday is back
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:00 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier has big plans for Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday), which is Nov. 29. More than 100 volunteers will visit the agency as part of the event, while many collections throughout the area are also planned.
Buffalo/Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark elected to Association of Film Commissioners international board
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
The Association of Film Commissioners International has announced Buffalo/Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark was elected to the organization's board of directors.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club donates to Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 04:05 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held its annual Steve Washuta Clam Bake this past summer and raised $5,000 for the Steve Washuta Cardiac Center at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Lewiston Odd Fellows to collect Christmas donations
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:20 pm
From noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), will collect items for the needy at the Lewiston Christmas Walk. Members seek new or gently used hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and socks. Cans of soup with pull tops will also gratefully be accepted.
Holiday festival set to begin
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 03:10 pm
2016 marks the 12th year for what has become a time-honored holiday tradition in Western New York. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg will flip the switch on more than 1 million twinkling lights on a newly expanded drive through route at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.
Buffalo Sabres' Zach Bogosian announces 'Casino for a Cause'
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian announced plans for "Casino for a Cause," which is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo.
Tickets now on sale for 2016 Lewiston Tour of Homes
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for its 12th annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 3-4 in historic Lewiston.
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help families in need of holiday meals
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:50 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry local families, the 11th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger," presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, will be held from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the Eastern Hills Mall parking lot, 4545 Transit Road in Williamsville.