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Riding center for kids with special needs and veterans seeks urgent help
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
Hundreds of riders, from war veterans to children with special needs, are all booked to ride at Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center in East Aurora for the season. There's just one big problem: All the snow that fell in East Aurora this past winter has taken a toll on the riding center's indoor barn and riding arena.
Adanna Duru, Maddie Walker eliminated on 'American Idol XIV'
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
Wednesday night, Ryan Seacrest revealed the top nine finalists on "American Idol XIV": Quentin Alexander, Clark Beckham, Joey Cook, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones, Qaasim Middleton, Rayvon Owen and Daniel Seavey. It also revealed Adanna Duru, from Diamond Bar, California, and Maddie Walker of Ankeny, Iowa, received the fewest votes and were eliminated.
Niagara-Wheatfield principal named Elementary Principal of the Year
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:00 pm
Charles Smilinich, principal at Colonial Village Elementary School in the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District, was selected as the 2015 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
NCCC horticulture earns best in show at Plantasia
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:00 pm
The Niagara County Community College horticulture program, in partnership with the McKinley High School and Adult Continuing Education horticulture programs, earned the Overall Best in Show award at Plantasia.
St. Joe's principal to return to Niagara-Wheatfield
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:00 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute principal Jeffery Hazel has been named director of instructional technology and learning for the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District. The district's Board of Education approved his hiring at its regular meeting March 16.
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls succeeds with new expansion
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 10:40 am
Niagara Falls may be an attraction that reels in tourists in large numbers but as for destinations it's not the only thing people travel miles to experience.
All aboard! New Niagara Falls train station coming your way
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 10:15 am
The Niagara Falls International Railway Station on Lockport Road, is currently the only terminal available to train travelers coming to the Niagara Falls area.
Kenny G date change
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
Due to a conflict in his schedule, the Kenny G performance at the Historic Riviera Theatre has been moved to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. All tickets purchased for the original date will be honored at the door; patrons do not need to take any action.
Ceretto: The time is now to OK MMA
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, released the following statement upon the State Senate passing bipartisan legislation to legalize professional mixed martial arts for the fourth straight year.
Tops Friendly Markets named Independent Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, has announced the company was awarded the Independent Retailer of the Year distinction from New York City-based industry publication Grocery Headquarters.
Memorial Medical Center announces 2015 board appointments
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2015 slate of officers and re-elected five incumbent board members to three-year terms at its annual meeting March 23.
Niagara Falls Memorial, Mount St. Mary's take to the ice for annual charity hockey game
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
Doctors, nurses and staff members from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center took to the ice Friday evening for their second annual charity hockey game.
Panepinto joins Sens. Comrie and Hamilton in calling for an immediate minimum wage increase
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
With the state budget deadline looming, freshman Sens. Marc Panepinto (D-Buffalo), Leroy Comrie (D-Queens) and Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn) stood together and called for an immediate minimum wage increase to be put back on the table.
Niagara University student receives Buffalo Bandits scholarship
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
Paige Printup, a Niagara University senior studying criminology and criminal justice, was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Native American Scholarship from the Buffalo Bandits.
Ortt, emergency chief discuss state security
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt met with New York State Acting Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services John Melville in his Albany office Monday.
Bills announce plans to unveil Ralph C. Wilson Jr. statue in 2015
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
The Buffalo Bills announced today the organization will commission a statue to be made of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. The statue will be displayed outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
Frontier House: What to do with Lewiston's historic 'crown jewel'
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 04:40 pm
If the Town of Lewiston is successful in purchasing the Frontier House, what would happen next? What would go inside Center Street's centerpiece?
Wolverines eye section title in 2015
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara Fall High School's Varsity Baseball squad has high hopes for 2015 as a new-look team takes the field.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria this Saturday
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs, including Frankie, an Aussie-shepherd mix, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Walden Galleria Mall (in front of Williams Sonoma - lower level/Sears side) in Cheektowaga.
Memorial names Jacqueline DeCarlo director of quality management
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Jacqueline DeCarlo director of quality management.
Summit Life Outreach Center hosts 10-year anniversary spring open house
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 07:00 am
Summit Life Outreach Center, located at 1622 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, is opening its doors to the community and its supporters from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12.
'An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt' April 23 at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23.
16 memorable contestants return for 'Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious'
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
Host Alton Brown welcomes back 16 of the most devilishly memorable contestants to ever enter "Cutthroat Kitchen" in the five-episode primetime tournament "Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious," beginning Sunday, April 19 (10 p.m. all times).
Friends of Niagara University Theatre celebrate 51 years of NU Theatre at annual gala
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
On May 2, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will celebrate 51 years of Niagara University Theatre when the group hosts the 30th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala.
NU Theatre presents musical 'Guys and Dolls'
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
From April 23 through May 3, Niagara University Theatre tops off its 51st season with a rollicking production of "Guys and Dolls."
Buddy Guy and Quinn Sullivan April 22 at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Buddy Guy plus Quinn Sullivan with special guest Tom Hambridge at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts (UB North campus).
Higgins introduces bill to give Kids Korner a permanent place in VA medical centers
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by VA Western New York Healthcare System Director Brian Stiller and local veterans to announce the introduction of a bill to improve access to child care for veterans receiving health care at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers.
Ceretto welcomes Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour to Albany
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto welcomed Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour to Albany to discuss initiatives state and local governments can partner in to help keep Niagara County residents safe.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. approves items to move forward on Buffalo waterfront operations, maintenance, improvements
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:55 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met this week and approved several items, including its operating and capital budgets, 2015-16 budget with Global Spectrum, a utility easement at Buffalo Harbor State Park and selection of a designer for public access at the Outer Harbor.
John Koelmel to leave HARBORCENTER
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:30 pm
HARBORCENTER today announced that, with the successful opening of the sports and entertainment complex significantly advanced, President John Koelmel will be leaving the company.
Higgins commends NFL decision to suspend blackout policy in 2015
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed Monday's news of the NFL's decision to suspend its policy of blacking out games not sold out on local broadcast television stations in the 2015 season,
NYPA: Maintenance work at Lewiston power plant hits milestone
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Workers at the New York Power Authority's Lewiston Pump Generation Plant reached a milestone in the plant's Life Extension and Modernization (LEM) project, when maintenance and refurbishment work on the turbine unit (pictured) was completed and the unit was returned to service March 20.
Poloncarz appoints commissioner of labor relations
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced the appointment of Steven Miller to the position of commissioner of labor relations.
Empire State Development approves $17 million-plus to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
The Empire State Development board of directors recently approved more than $17 million in funding for 17 projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity throughout New York.
Buffalo Startup Weekend to host first event focused exclusively on sports industry
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Buffalo Startup Weekend co-organizers have announced a new Startup Weekend event focused solely on sports-centric startups. Buffalo Startup Weekend Sports! will be held May 1-3 at dig Buffalo.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY to represent region's cultural sector at National Arts Advocacy Day
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York will be in Washington, D.C., March 22-24 to represent the region's cultural sector at National Arts Advocacy Day, an annual effort coordinated by Americans for the Arts.
Niagara University offering lifeguard certification course
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Niagara University's Kiernan Recreation Center is offering an American Red Cross lifeguarding certification class April 18-19.
'The X-Files' returns to FOX
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 01:40 pm
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson to reprise their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Guest judges to help determine winner of NU's $10,000 entrepreneurship competition
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 10:45 am
A "Shark Tank"-inspired event will help determine the winner of EntrepreNU2015, Niagara University's poverty-focused social entrepreneurship competition on March 30.
South-of-the-border snacks at La Galera in Niagara Falls
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 10:15 am
While most students traveled down to warm, sunny locations for spring break, I found myself looking for my own tropical getaway here in Niagara Falls. I craved the flavors that most students would be finding from our neighbors to the south at a decent price to treat myself and a guest to lunch.