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Ortt's bill for asbestos removal incentive passes in Senate
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 02:55 pm
Legislation sponsored by State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, would give tax credits to eligible taxpayers and developers who pay to have asbestos removed from their residential or commercial properties.
Ceretto introduces legislation to provide greater protection for animals
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 02:55 pm
As the hot summer months approach, Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, has introduced legislation to provide greater protection for animals by allowing a concerned citizen to remove a suffering pet that is sitting in an extremely hot vehicle.
Devon and Leah Still to be honored with Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2015 ESPYS
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 02:00 pm
While Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still may once have been best known for his work on the field, he is now recognized for something more.
5th annual Fairy House Festival at Artpark this weekend
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 02:00 pm
Artpark & Company will present the fifth annual Fairy House Festival from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, in the lower park (enter at South Fourth street). The Fairy House Festival is an event filled with hands-on art activities.
Bakers battle to rise to the top on Food Network's 'Cake Wars'
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:10 pm
On Food Network's "Cake Wars," premiering Monday, June 29 (8 p.m. ET/PT), four expert bakers compete for the opportunity to have their jaw-dropping cake creations star at a major party or special event.
Niagara County nets $400,000 EPA brownfields grant
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:10 pm
Niagara County officials pointed to hard work by economic development staff as the reason Niagara County was the sole county in New York to receive an award for brownfields assessment from the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
Artpark summer camp registration open
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:05 pm
Registration is underway for Artpark's annual summer day camps for children and teens throughout July and August. Visit www.artpark.net for more information on camps, to register online, or to print a registration form.
Higgins: $18,000 for Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Co.
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal fire grant totaling $18,572 for the Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Co. The award is provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
Memorial names McClain director of emergency management, community programs
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Kendra McClain director of emergency management and community programs effective immediately.
Passalugo appointed compliance officer at Memorial
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:05 pm
Anne Passalugo, MPH, RRT, has been appointed corporate compliance officer/director of risk management at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective immediately.
Nurse practitioner Sneed joins Memorial's primary care team
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 01:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has added nurse practitioner Michele Sneed, RN, MS, ANP-BC, to its Summit Family Health Center staff.
Artist & Cultural Organization of the Year named at ASI Spark Cultural Awards
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 12:25 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center was announced as 2015 Cultural Organization of the Year at the Arts Services Initiative of WNY Spark Cultural Awards presented by M&T Bank. Blues singer/songwriter/guitarist David Michael Miller was selected as Artist of the Year.
N-W Class of 1975 reunion
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 12:25 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield High School Class of 1975 will hold a 40th reunion Aug. 7-8. The events are open to all alumni from previous years and staff and include:
10th annual Lewiston GardenFest set for June 20-21
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 12:20 pm
This June marks the tenth year the Lewiston Garden Club has combined Lewiston's historic Center Street with its love of gardening via the annual Lewiston GardenFest.
Matt Redman's new single, 'It Is Well With My Soul,' available now with iTunes pre-order of 'Unbroken Praise'
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 11:55 am
Respected worship leader and renowned songwriter Matt Redman will unveil a new, full-length album titled "Unbroken Praise" on June 16 (sixstepsrecords). The newest album from the Grammy winner is now available for pre-order at iTunes with an instant download of current single "It Is Well With My Soul."
JoAnn Falletta to remain at BPO through 2021
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 11:55 am
JoAnn Falletta will remain at the helm of the Buffalo Philharmonic for another six years.
for KING & COUNTRY take top honors with an unprecedented three wins at K-LOVE Fan Awards
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 11:55 am
Winners were announced at the third annual K-LOVE Fan Awards at The Grand Ole Opry House, presented by Pepsi and hosted by "FOX & Friend's Elisabeth Hasselbeck" and actor Kirk Cameron.
NPR humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris headed to Buffalo
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 11:50 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo welcomes David Sedaris at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. A book signing will follow. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 5.
NBC announces casting call for Dorothy in holiday production of 'The Wiz Live!'
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 11:50 am
NBC is having an open casting call for the lead role of Dorothy in the network's upcoming holiday special "The Wiz Live!" The telecast is set for Thursday, Dec. 3.
Adopt a new best friend this weekend at Grandpaws
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 10:35 am
Grandpaws Pet Emporium will host two adoption events this weekend at the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Sarkees' 'Deposits for Food' provides more funding for area soup kitchens
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 10:20 am
In late May, Community Missions presented its annual Public Relations Award to Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees as part of its annual awards brunch. Sarkees was recognized for his "Deposits for Food" program, for which he collects bottles, cans and scrap metal for redemption, then donates the proceeds to area soup kitchens.
Erie County: Social adult day programs to host open houses
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 10:20 am
With Older Americans Month coming to a close, the Erie County Senior Services Department has announced an opportunity for caregivers and families who are taking care of older adults to learn more about social adult day programs, which have helped older adults remain living and active in the community longer while alleviating stressors for caregivers.
Law enforcement agencies to carry Special Olympics Flame of Hope throughout WNY communities this week
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 10:20 am
For the 29th year in New York, law enforcement officers will carry the Special Olympics torch throughout various communities leading up to opening ceremonies at the State Summer Games. The cauldron will be lit June 5 in Brockport, signifying the opening of the 2015 Games.
Ortt introduces legislation that strengthens criminal penalties for work zone crashes
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 10:20 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has introduced measures to help protect workers in active work zones, and deter erratic and distracted driving in these zones. Recently passed in the Senate, the bill (S2975) would strengthen criminal penalties for motorists driving recklessly in work zones.
Youngstown residents encouraged to submit ideas
Fri, May 29th 2015 06:25 pm
Do you have an opinion on ways to improve Youngstown? Let it be heard.
Dog meets world: Niagara SPCA finds new ways to introduce adoptable dogs to potential 'forever homes'
Fri, May 29th 2015 06:05 pm
Walking down the halls of an animal shelter filled with dog kennels can be a little intimidating. Stuck in a small space with enough room to move around, but not to run and surrounded by strangers, a dog in a kennel can get pretty excited when it sees a new face walking by.
Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show set for June 20
Fri, May 29th 2015 10:00 am
A Grand Island tradition returns Saturday, June 20, in the annual Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
North Tonawanda: Pappas announces lineup for 'Rockin' On The River' concert series at Gratwick Riverside Park
Thu, May 28th 2015 09:00 pm
Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced the lineup for the free, four-concert series "North Tonawanda's Rockin' On The River" at Gratwick Riverside Park. Shows will be held Fridays, July 10, 17, 31 and Aug. 7. The featured acts include USS, SOJA, Lou Gramm, and Warren Haynes with Railroad Earth.
Buffalo Sabres hire Dan Bylsma as head coach
Thu, May 28th 2015 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Dan Bylsma has been hired as the 17th head coach in franchise history. With 479 total games coached during six NHL seasons, Bylsma becomes the most experienced head coach to join the Sabres since the team hired Scotty Bowman in 1979.
NPH, Bublé, Piers and Wayans to guest judge 'America's Got Talent' beginning Tuesday, July 14
Wed, May 27th 2015 07:00 pm
Stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris, Grammy Award winner Michael Bublé, former "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan and actor, comedian and producer Marlon Wayans will serve as guest judges on NBC's "America's Got Talent," joining judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel to determine which 36 acts will move on to the live performance shows at Radio City Music Hall.
More notable musicians, athletes and authors added to K-LOVE Fan Awards
Wed, May 27th 2015 07:00 pm
Steven Curtis Chapman, Brett Kern, Michael Tait, Ashley Smith, Thomas Davis, Brian Bosworth, Benjamin Watson, Alex Kendrick and Blanca have been unveiled as the final group of diverse presenters to appear at the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards, hosted by "FOX & Friends' " Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron.
Electrifying EDM violinist Lindsey Stirling brings one-of-a-kind show to Artpark
Wed, May 27th 2015 06:40 pm
There is no human being who does what Lindsey Stirling does, combining classical, romantic violin with earthy folk images, foot-stomping electronic dance music and good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll.
Frontier House hits the market
Wed, May 27th 2015 04:05 pm
The historic Frontier House in Lewiston is officially on the market.
Tour of Kitchens combines tasty food, tablescapes
Tue, May 26th 2015 03:30 pm
The seventh annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 and 7 in Lewiston and Youngstown.
Deputy Lewiston Supervisor Briglio seeks top post
Tue, May 26th 2015 02:25 pm
Deputy Town of Lewiston Supervisor Mark J. Briglio announced his candidacy for town supervisor Tuesday. He intends to succeed Dennis Brochey, who is not seeking re-election.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey will not seek second term
Tue, May 26th 2015 02:25 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election this November. He and his wife have decided to spend more time with family.
Board of Associates of Mount St. Mary's sponsors annual 'A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life'
Tue, May 26th 2015 11:20 am
In celebration of Father's Day and National Men's Health Month, the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital is sponsoring the 13th annual "A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life" - a free prostate cancer screening from June 15-20.
SUNY system confers Medallion of Distinction upon JoAnn Falletta
Tue, May 26th 2015 11:20 am
JoAnn Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic music director, will become the fourth recipient of the statewide SUNY Distinguished Academy's Medallion of Distinction.
Panepinto renews call for Eighteen Mile Creek inland waterway designation
Tue, May 26th 2015 09:45 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, released the following statement Monday on his renewed call to designate Eighteen Mile Creek an "inland waterway" opening the door for important state funding:
Historic Riviera Theatre announces 9th annual golf tournament
Tue, May 26th 2015 09:45 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society Inc. announce the ninth annual Riviera Theatre Golf Tournament will tale place at noon Monday, June 1, at Tan Tara Golf Club, 4391 Tonawanda Creek Road, North Tonawanda. All Proceeds benefit the preservation of the Historic Riviera Theatre and Mighty WurliTzer Organ.