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President Obama picks UB to win against West Virginia
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 02:50 pm
Well, the University at Buffalo men's basketball team has one fan pulling for them Friday - and it just so happens to be the president of the United States.
Collins, Esty introduce legislation to expand manufacturing
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 02:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, issued the following statement after joining Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut and others in introducing the bipartisan Manufacturing Universities Act:
Lewiston Republicans seek candidates
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:40 am
The Lewiston Republican Committee is seeking potential candidates interested in running for office in the 2015 Town of Lewiston elections.
Mayor Brown, Buffalo City Mission announce a boost in 'Code Blue' funding
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:35 am
On the heels of a record-breaking winter, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, together with the Buffalo City Mission, today announced an $18,000 increase in funding for the agency's "Code Blue" initiative.
12 poverty-fighting charities selected for NBC's star-studded three-hour live 'Red Nose Day' Telecast is Thursday, May 21
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:05 am
NBC and the "Red Nose Day" organization have selected 12 poverty-fighting charities that will benefit from a unique television event. NBC will televise its three-hour "Red Nose Day" special Thursday, May 21 (8-11 p.m.), in front of a live audience.
Sabres alumni breast cancer awareness pink ribbon jerseys up for auction
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:05 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will hold an online auction of the breast cancer awareness Sabres jerseys that were worn and autographed by Sabres alumni during the annual Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival, which took place at First Niagara Center March 12.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos hosts spring career fair March 26
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:05 am
Seneca Resorts & Casinos will host its ninth annual spring career fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls.
'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!' to consume the world Wednesday, July 22
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:05 am
Syfy and The Asylum today announced the official title of the latest installment in the global pop culture sensation "Sharknado."
WNY Safety Conference at Seneca Niagara Events Center
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:00 am
The Western New York Safety Conference, a nonprofit organization that promotes safety in the workplace, is holding its annual conference at the Seneca Niagara Casino Event Center in Niagara Falls today and tomorrow.
Specialty retail store Red Siren to open in HARBORCENTER
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:00 am
HARBORCENTER, the hockey and entertainment complex at Canalside in downtown Buffalo, will include a specialty retail store opening in early summer called Red Siren.
Niagara University Family Business Center hosts breakfast forum
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:00 am
"Identity Theft - How to Reduce Your Personal and Business Risk" will be the topic of the Niagara University Family Business Center's next breakfast meeting at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville.
Museum of disABILITY History participating in United Way's 'Spring It On' campaign
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:00 am
The Museum of disABILITY History is happy to announce the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's "Spring It On" campaign. "Spring It On" is an online fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for not-for profit organizations throughout Western New York with a unique one-day focus.
Ceretto to hold Facebook town hall
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 11:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto will hold a Facebook town hall meeting at 6 p.m. this Monday, March 23.
Niagara County: Medical marijuana wins unanimous backing
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 07:40 am
Medical marijuana production is welcome in Niagara County, county lawmakers unanimously declared Tuesday night after a Lewiston-based company announced plans to produce a pharmaceutical-grade strain of the plant under rules set forth in New York's Compassionate Care Act.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic Health offer free program on women's heart and vascular health
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 07:00 am
Heart and vascular disease is the No. 1 health risk women face. If you or a woman you love has heart disease, has suffered a cardiac event, or is at risk for one, join the medical experts from Catholic Health and Mount St. Mary's Hospital for a free dinner program titled, "Ask Up Anything About Women's Heart & Vascular Health."
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus this Saturday
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Photos and information on these and all of the rescue's adoptable animals are available on the HON website,
National Healthcare Decisions Day set for April 16
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 07:00 am
April 16 is National Health Care Decisions Day, and when Niagara Hospice will provide information and tools to talk about health care wishes with family, friends and health care providers.
Career expo set for March 25 at Niagara University
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 03:00 am
Niagara University is hosting a career expo from 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the Gallagher Center gym.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara names Elaine Hildreth Volunteer of the Year
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara named Elaine Hildreth of Youngstown as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year at its March 7 volunteer recognition breakfast.
Community Missions to hold Easter egg hunt
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:15 pm
With the dawn of spring just days away, what more spring-like activity is there than an Easter egg hunt? Get into the season this Saturday, March 21, from noon until 2:30 p.m. at Community Missions, where the Kids Café program will hold the community's first Easter egg hunt of the year.
Eric Clapton to release 'best of' compilation 'Forever Man'
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:05 pm
Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton will release a brand-new "best of" compilation, titled "Forever Man," via Reprise Records. The album drops April 28 in the U.S.
Wocka! Wocka! Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear star in Disney Junior's 'Muppet Moments'
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:05 pm
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and other beloved Muppets star in Disney Junior's "Muppet Moments," a new short-form series of amusing conversations between Muppets and young kids about everyday topics such as "apologies," "favorite foods" and "manners."
SBA announces National Small Business Week
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:05 pm
The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, recently announced this year's National Small Business Week will be held from May 4-8. The theme will be "SBA: Dream Big, Start Small."
RIOULT Dance NY professional dance company in residence April 6-11 at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:05 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present RIOULT Dance NY at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the Mainstage Theatre (UB North campus). There will be a special pre-performance talk at 7:15 p.m.
Panepinto's green home tax exemption bill unanimously passes local government committee
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:05 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto advocated for his tax relief legislation (S.3644) today before the Senate committee on local government, where he is the ranking member.
Higgins announces application period for federal fire prevention and safety grants
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2014 assistance to firefighters grant program fire prevention and safety grants.
Wendt Foundation awards $150,000 to NU nursing simulation center
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:40 pm
Niagara University has received a $150,000 grant from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation to assist in funding construction of a nursing simulation center on its campus.
'Giants Of Buffalo' focuses on food
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:40 pm
Save the date - and your appetite. On "M&T Friday," April 17, The Buffalo History Museum will present "Giants Of Buffalo: Food."
Niagara University seeking youth camp counselors
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:40 pm
Niagara University is looking for motivated, dynamic individuals to help with its summer youth camps, held June 29-Aug. 14.
Ceretto meets with advocates for biosolids home rule legislation
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, met with Julie Otto and Monica Daigler in Albany (pictured).
US, Canada sign preclearance agreement
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 01:35 pm
Consistent with the initiatives outlined in the 2011 Beyond the Border Action Plan, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney signed the "Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada" Monday.
T-NT Expo set for March 28-29
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will present the 2015 T-NT Expo March 28 and 29 at the North Tonawanda Student Alumni Center, 405 Meadow Drive.
AAA reveals top spring travel destinations
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 07:00 am
As snow continues in many parts of the country, travelers are ready to escape to warmer weather and sunny destinations, according to AAA.
Women's Equality Act: Ceretto passes anti-sex trafficking bill
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 05:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, today passed legislation he co-sponsored that establishes greater protections for women who become sex trafficking victims.
Buffalo Sabres recall Chad Ruhwedel
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled defenseman Chad Ruhwedel from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Ortt: New York now America's heroin capital
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:45 pm
The office of the special narcotics prosecutor for the City of New York gave testimony this week that New York has become the nation's No. 1 heroin-trafficking hub.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee to meet March 24
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:45 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Electric Tower Building, 535 Washington St. (second-floor glass conference room), Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public.
Bonnie Raitt UB concert sold out
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces the Bonnie Raitt concert scheduled for Aug. 2 is now sold-out.
Food Network gets sugarcoated with new series 'Spring Baking Championship'
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 03:15 pm
As temperatures warm up outside, the competition heats up in the kitchen as eight of the country's best bakers compete on Food Network's "Spring Baking Championship," premiering Sunday, April 26 (9 p.m.).