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Higgins celebrates Buffalo & Niagara Falls students making history in latest NASA launch
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed Buffalo and Niagara Falls students back to Western New York following a trip to NASA's Kennedy Space Center to witness their work blast up to the International Space Station during a launch on Sunday, Feb. 19.
NFHS intern reflects on time at NFP
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 05:50 pm
The passion for writing has been with me for years, and it has been my dream since middle school to be some type of writer. When hearing about the class, I jumped at the opportunity to learn more about a field I enjoy and to gain hands-on experience before college.
New York State Parks unveils new family-sharing Empire Pass card
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 03:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday announced the new State Parks Empire Pass card is now available for purchase.
Grand Island: Border Patrol agents in Buffalo arrest 7 illegally in US
Thu, Feb 16th 2017 09:45 am
On Tuesday, U.S. Border Patrol received an anonymous call that there were 12-20 illegal immigrants at an address on Long Road on Grand Island. In response, agents assigned to the Buffalo Border Patrol Station increased patrols in the area.
New board members at Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 05:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a board of directors' orientation in January at the Center of Renewal at Stella Niagara.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.: Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival relocating to Buffalo Outer Harbor
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:30 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC), Outer Harbor Management Group, the City of Buffalo and the Italian Heritage Festival Association announced the relocation of the Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival from Hertel Avenue to Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Can You Help: NT girl in need of donations & prayers
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:50 pm
Ginny Fagard is 15 years old and battling for her life. The North Tonawanda girl was struck with leukemia at the age of 4 years old. The toll of chemo and radiation wreaked havoc on her young and fragile body, but she did beat the dreaded disease.
'Toast & Jam' returns to The Brickyard
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 07:35 pm
"Toast & Jam," now in it's 18th year, begins Monday, Feb. 20. The jazz-jamming, blues-rocking, poetry-reading event runs from 7-10 p.m. weekly (through March 27) at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston.
'RRRoll Up the Rim to Win' contest returns at Tim Hortons
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 10:30 am
Tim Hortons guests now have a one in six chance to instantly win one of more than 2 million prizes in the annual "RRRoll Up the Rim to Win" contest. Each year, millions of cups in Canada and the U.S. are rolled for the popular "RRRoll Up the Rim the Rim" contest.
Old Falls Street accepting food vendor applications for summer 2017
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 06:10 pm
Calling all area food vendors: Old Falls Street, USA, the three-block entertainment district that connects Niagara Falls State Park with hotels and attractions in downtown Niagara Falls, is calling for local vendors who are interested in selling their products during the 2017 summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day).
Jastrzemski offers local tools for pistol recertification
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 06:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski has added a computer and mail-in recertification forms to the Niagara County pistol permit office after the state launched a permit recertification website under rules imposed by the NY SAFE Act gun control law.
Rossi earns promotion at Niagara University
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:40 pm
Jaclyn R. Rossi has been promoted to the position of associate director of alumni engagement and government relations at Niagara University.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' in Lewiston
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:25 pm
Drs. Glenda R. Rose and Thomas G. Barba of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston will sponsor the firm's 27th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 11.
Catholic Charities receives $1 million grant to help fund renovation of former Niagara Falls School
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 06:05 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo is the recent recipient of a $1 million grant from the Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program (NICIP) through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York to help transform the former Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish School in Niagara Falls into a family services center.
UB law school selects interim dean for its highest honor
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 04:55 pm
James A. Gardner, interim dean of the University at Buffalo School of Law, will receive the Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest honor given by the law school and its Alumni Association, at the school's annual New York Alumni Luncheon on Jan. 27 in New York City.
Respected community leader Chris Brown passes away
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 03:35 pm
Christopher H. Brown of Niagara Falls passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at his home, under the care of his family and Niagara Hospice.
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.