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Miracle League has opening day
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
The Miracle League of Western New York kicked off its fourth year at Veterans Park on Grand Island June 7 with its biggest opening day ever.
Town of Grand Island receives environmental award
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:55 pm
The Town of Grand Island was one of four municipalities that received certificates of accomplishment for earning the Erie County Environmental Management Council's Environmental Excellence Award for projects each has completed.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Old Church begins 125th anniversary with celebration of marriage
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
The first celebration marking the 125th anniversary of Old St. Stephen R.C. Church took place Sunday as dozens of couples married there renewed their vows.
Grand Island: Teachers union pickets
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Approximately 200 members of the Grand Island Teachers' Association and its supporters picketed before Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Oh, it's a big Deal
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Deal Realty is coming to Center Street.
Gathering at the Heart of Niagara set for June 20
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:00 pm
GATHON INC. will host the annual Gathering at the Heart of Niagara Saturday, June 20, in parking lot No. 3 on Goat Island, Niagara Falls State Park.
Pick your favorite summer eats, enter to win
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 03:00 pm
Summer is the time for hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecue ... and ice cream!
Artpark: The week that was
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:40 pm
Artpark launched its 2015 "Tuesday in the Park" summer concert series June 16 with Widespread Panic. Canadian alt-rockers Three Days Grace performed the next night as part of the "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series.
Summer food, cocktails and entertaining tips on 'The Chew'
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:40 pm
Next week on "The Chew," celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz welcome the following guests:
Haseley Family Chiropractic opens new site
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:40 pm
Haseley Family Chiropractic celebrated a grand opening and ribbon-cutting Thursday with family, friends, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and Niagara County Legislator Chairman William Ross.
Ortt's bill would ease burden on veterans who need prosthetics
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:35 pm
The New York State Senate has passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, that would ensure wounded veterans get the medical services they need after serving our country. The bill (S.5943) would cover the cost of prosthetic devices for members of the armed forces who suffered injuries while on active duty.
Niagara Falls Memorial receives children's health home designation
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been designated as a children's health home by the New York State Department of Health. This designation permits Niagara Falls Memorial to provide care management services to eligible children throughout Niagara County.
Welcome to Sanborn, Bello Boutique
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:30 pm
Bello Boutique, a new women's accessory store in Sanborn, celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting with the Sanborn Business & Professional Association and Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Pets and distracted driving: A dangerous combination
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:30 pm
With busy summer travel season right around the corner, many families are planning to hit the road with their families - and that, of course, means their four-legged family members, too. To ensure safe travels for everyone, it's important to take heed of a very real pet travel safety issue: pets and distracted driving.
10 new contestants - including 2 kids - put their signature dishes to the test against pro chefs when 'Food Fighters' returns July 2
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:30 pm
Ten of the country's best home cooks will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete against world-class chefs when NBC's high-stakes culinary game "Food Fighters" returns for season two Thursday, July 2 (8-9 p.m. ET).
Sabres hire Murray and Barr as assistant coaches
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Terry Murray and Dave Barr were hired as assistant coaches to serve on head coach Dan Bylsma's coaching staff.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce names visitor guide cover winner
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:20 pm
As the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was preparing for the design of its annual visitors guide, staffers decided to look beyond the stock photos in their files and asked the public to provide images for a chance to design the cover.
Erie County: Eligible residents encouraged to apply for summer food service program
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is encouraging eligible residents to apply for the summer food service program.
Buffalo Sabres development camp slated for July 6-12
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will hold its annual summer development camp from July 6-12 at First Niagara Center. This will mark the fourth year in a row the ice will be installed during the summer and the development camp will be held at the home of the Sabres.
Ceretto helps pass legislation protecting college students
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto joined a bipartisan effort to pass legislation that would better protect college students from sexual assault by implementing stricter procedures and policies at every college and university in New York.
Ortt, Kearns join forces to fight New York's synthetic drug crisis
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Co-Chair Sen. Rob Ortt and his Senate colleagues passed a bill Wednesday that would help put more drug dealers behind bars for selling dangerous synthetic drugs.
Fire up summer 2015 with fresh grilling ideas from Tops Friendly Markets
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
With summer a mere days away, this is the perfect time to spice up the grilling season for those interested in more than the traditional favorites like burgers and hot dogs. Tops Friendly Markets has ideas to take a different spin on summer cookouts.
UB researchers take important steps toward understanding how animals make sense of the auditory world
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd's arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly - just like the sound level. Music plays, glasses clink, servers discuss specials. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops offers 'Fun by the Forkful' July 11-12
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
The Taste of Buffalo, presented by Tops Markets, celebrates 32 years of showcasing culinary delights from all over Western New York this summer.
Roger Mooking sets off the smoke alarm with a sizzling hot new season of 'Man Fire Food' on Cooking Channel
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
Chef Roger Mooking returns to Cooking Channel with the hottest season yet of "Man Fire Food," premiering Tuesday, July 14 (8 p.m. ET).
Savory Scoops with Christy & Sarina: Rainforest Cafe d├ęcor better than dining
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 05:00 pm
A wild and adventurous new restaurant has come to Niagara Falls. Rainforest Cafe opened its doors to the public earlier this month. I recently decided to venture forth through the indoor jungle in search of an appetizing meal.
Buffalo Philharmonic seeks to raise $75,000 in 75 days
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:40 pm
When JoAnn Falletta renewed her contract as Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra music director, it inspired one board member to issue a challenge to the community.
Niagara County building renamed for Ross
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:35 pm
A unanimous Niagara County Legislature chose to honor its longest-serving chairman by naming a newly acquired county building after him the day after he leaves office, with a top county lawmaker hailing the departing presiding officer as "a great leader ... and a friend."
Niagara Falls Memorial launches new P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a four-year, $1.15 million state grant to launch a new service to holistically address the health and social needs of women and their families.
Buffalo Sabres expand player development staff
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team hired Adam Mair and Krys Barch as player development coaches.
Black Willow Wines continues to bring home medals
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:25 pm
Four of Black Willow Winery wines continued their winning streak this year at the 2015 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition and Beverage World's 6th annual BevStar Awards.
Ceretto helps pass pet-friendly legislation
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, continues to advocate for pets in New York, and helped pass legislation that would allow restaurant owners to permit dogs to join their owners at outdoor dining areas.
Poloncarz declares June 'Elder Abuse Awareness Month' in Erie County
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has declared June as "Elder Abuse Awareness Month" in Erie County. He joined with various community partners to draw attention to a serious social issue that includes an increase in the number of cases involving financial abuse of local senior citizens.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2015 preseason schedule
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's 2015 preseason schedule. The Sabres will play seven games, including three home games at First Niagara Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
NTCC unveils economic impact figures as part of annual report
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. today unveiled its 2014 annual report to its stakeholders and local government partners, including Niagara County and the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls. The report highlighted the economic impacts of the 2014 tourism season.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation, partners announce affordable housing project
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Foundation, in conjunction with Saving Grace Ministries Inc. and True Community Development Corp., today announced the Patriot Heights Apartments Project, which will provide affordable housing for single mothers who are military veterans.
Ortt puts a dent in scrap metal theft
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The New York State Senate late last night passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, aimed at preventing scrap metal theft. The bill (S.4882) prohibits the sale or purchase of certain items as scrap by creating a scrap processor registration system. Ortt said he believes the measures will help curtail copper theft.
Third Eye Blind just added to Fallsview lineup
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
Fallsview Casino has announced a late addition to its September concert lineup: San Francisco alternative rock band Third Eye Blind hits the stage at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Tickets start at $35.
Golf tournament supports services at OUN
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara hosted its 31st annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament Monday, June 8, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefit the 600-plus individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities supported by the agency.
New music video for Michael W. Smith's 'Sky Spills Over' unveiled with support from WayFM, FOX News, Guideposts
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
"Sky Spills Over," the latest music video and radio single from Grammy winner Michael W. Smith, debuted to viral backing from WAYFm.com, FOX News and Guideposts.org. "Sky Spills Over" has climbed into the top 25 on both the Billboard AC Indicator and National Christian Audience charts.