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Canalside to kickoff first concert of summer season; new safety measures
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Canalside are excited to kick off another summer concert season. With the new season comes new, enhanced event protocols that will be put in place at the free Thursday concert series and other major events at Canalside.
Strawberry Fest at St. John's Episcopal
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:30 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, overlooking the Niagara River on Main Street in Youngstown, will hold its annual Strawberry Fest from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18.
Higgins announces new effort to speed border crossing for commercial vehicles at Peace Bridge
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a new online pre-pay option for commercial vehicles made available by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the latest effort to support a more efficient flow of traffic across the U.S./Canadian border crossings in Western New York.
NBC Olympics completes roster of reporters in Rio
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:30 pm
NBC Olympics welcomes six new reporters to its coverage from Rio: NBC News correspondents Anne Thompson, Craig Melvin, Gadi Schwartz and Jill Martin, along with NBC Sports Group's Rutledge Wood (NASCAR features reporter) and Dalen Cuff (CSN New England anchor and reporter). Alex Flanagan, who has worked four prior Olympics for NBC, returns as a reporter.
Household hazardous waste collection event comes to ECC South
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with the Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management Board and Erie Community College, are preparing for a household hazardous waste collection event to be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the ECC South Campus in Orchard Park.
I do! I did! And I do again! It's official: Dolly Parton renews her vows of 50 years to Carl Dean
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean, who recently celebrated a sweet milestone of 50 years of marriage, will be releasing photos from their renewal ceremony to the highest bidder to benefit children's charities.
First Niagara, Jericho Road Community Health Center partner to support local immigrant families
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:25 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $10,000 in grant funding for Jericho Road Community Health Center's Vive Shelter to provide temporary shelter, food and access to legal assistance to people who have fled persecution in their home countries to seek asylum in the U.S.
NBC Sports Network to present 330 hours of Rio Olympic programming this August
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:05 pm
NBC Sports Network will present 330 hours of programming for the Games of XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this August, more than any other linear network, NBC Olympics announced.
Poloncarz appoints Karen King executive director of Erie County Commission on Status of Women
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of Karen King to the position of executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.
Lauren Daigle named Artist of the Year at 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Winners were announced at the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards, held live from the Grand Ole Opry stage.
Sherri Shepherd, Anthony Anderson, Rosie O'Donnell, Kathy Najimy compete on premiere episode of ABC's 'The $100,000 Pyramid'
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
The "Pyramid" is back! The Emmy Award-winning pop-culture phenomenon is reimagined and better than ever when the series premieres Sunday, June 26 (9-10 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
Seal performs live on stage at Fallsview Casino Resort
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Hits like "Crazy" and "Kiss From A Rose" turned him into an international superstar. For two nights only, multiplatinum, singer-songwriter Seal will perform live in Niagara Falls, Ontario, at Fallsview Casino Resort.
Erie County: Need remains for 'angels' to help combat opioid abuse
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Erie County needs more "angels."
Aquarium of Niagara fundraiser this weekend; new programs, hours for summer
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
On Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, the Aquarium of Niagara will feature two events to raise awareness for rescued marine mammals.
Child fatality review team to welcome international expert for local training
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Child Fatality Review Team is bringing an internationally recognized expert in child abuse pediatrics here to train local professionals to recognize and respond to child abuse-related fatalities.
Civil War Garrison Weekend at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Civil War Garrison Weekend event offers an interactive Civil War history experience for visitors who will have the opportunity to witness Fort Niagara as a staging area during the Civil War for men and groups that were transitioning either from the battlefield to home, or from home to the battlefield.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans presented
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 10:55 am
During Memorial Day ceremonies at DeGlopper Park on Monday, hundreds of Islanders who paid their respects during the town's annual event heard the official unveiling of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans.
Interviews: Country stars Dolly Parton, The Band Perry kick off Artpark's summer season
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston performing and visual arts venue confirmed country music living legend Dolly Parton would perform the first outdoor concert of the 2016 season.
Ceremony honors Doug Janese
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston held a celebration of life memorial service Wednesday in memory of Highway Superintendent Doug Janese, who passed away Feb. 16 following a battle with cancer.
Mark Daul: Meet Bill Cockayne and his Crosleys
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
All readers of this column won't remember some of these things from the past, but some of you "youngsters" may enjoy reading what your fathers and grandfathers had in the "old days."
Youngstown: Zastrow, Lockhart sworn into office
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
At the Village of Youngstown organizational meeting Thursday evening, Tim Lockhart and Stephen Zastrow were sworn into office. Lockhart is taking on another term as deputy mayor. Zastrow, meanwhile, replaces Steven Suitor, whose second term ended after he held the trustee position for eight years.
Village of Lewiston appoints HPC members, ZBA rescinds appeals
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees appointed people to its new stand-alone Historic Preservation Commission at Tuesday's year-end meeting. Each person will serve for a different period of time, as the village codebook has a provision for rotating members on and off the HPC.
'Jamboree in the Falls' with Amanda Hansen Foundation to be held June 11
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Amanda Hansen Foundation is hosting its first "Jamboree in the Falls" concert from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Rapids Theatre on Main Street in Niagara Falls.
Get ready, get set, get fit for free
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
With summer approaching, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has expanded Fitness at Canalside to feature a variety of 25 free fitness classes at Buffalo's waterfront.
Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year honored
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Twelve students from Grand Island High School were honored Tuesday at the Buffalo Launch Club as the Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year.
Island of Hope: Meet honorary survivors/caregivers Sarah and Natalie Stanczyk
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Natalie Stanczyk, 47, and her daughter Sarah, 22, readily express optimism. Even cancer could not dampen their enthusiasm for living. After Sarah was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, stage 3B, she told her mother, "Don't worry. It's the best cancer to have."
Islander appointed music director of NYC choir
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island native Malcolm J. Merriweather has been appointed music director of one of New York City's leading choruses.
Grand Island Lions Club: Peace Poster Contest winners honored
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The May 25 Grand Island Lions Club meeting was held in honor of the winners in the 2015-16 Peace Poster Contest. The theme for the contest was "Share Peace."
Grand Island: Friends purchase carts for library, bikes for raffle
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Friends of Grand Island Memorial Library have purchased three new book carts for the library, as well as two bikes that will be raffled to lucky summer readers.
Interview: Howard Jones plots hits, hits and more hits for Artpark show
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 08:50 pm
Howard Jones, creator of myriad boss hit singles from the 1980s, will open for the Barenaked Ladies at Artpark.
NHL, prospects join Sabres alumni to improve Buffalo Park
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 06:25 pm
As part of the National Hockey League's commitment to preserve and support the local environments of host cities for NHL events, NHL Green and the Buffalo Sabres Green Team announced today a legacy tree project to commemorate the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo.
Niagara University breaks ground on renovated dining facility
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 06:25 pm
Niagara University broke ground Friday on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall.
Video: In a Huey
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 06:00 pm
Visitors to Old Fort Niagara's "Soldiers Through the Ages" Memorial Day weekend had the opportunity of a lifetime with rides offered aboard a fully restored Vietnam War-era Huey.
Billoni: More good news in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 05:10 pm
Joining nearly 1,500 Western New Yorkers of all ages, we ended a wonderful Memorial Day weekend in spectacular fashion by participating in the weekly Slow Roll Buffalo 10-mile bike tour of city neighborhoods. Held each Monday, these free rides are open to everyone of all ages and all skill levels who are riding every type of bicycle.
Excitement builds for Relay For Life
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 04:25 pm
Relay For Life of Greater Niagara continues to evolve.
Seniors get active at 16th annual Niagara County Senior Walk
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 04:10 pm
Roughly 350 seniors from across Niagara County took part in the 16th annual Niagara County Senior Walk in the Park Thursday at Veterans Memorial Community Park in the Town of Niagara. The free event offered seniors, 55 and up, a choice of four walking courses, each of them a different distance.
Food Bank of Western New York awarded maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 12:25 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York's sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned the organization a top four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator.
Erie County real property tax services expands online information
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 12:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Real Property Tax Services has announced new information is now available on the department's website to identify the individuals, banks or agencies that have paid the property taxes on any given property in Erie County.
DEC prepares students for hunter and trapper education courses
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 12:25 pm
Beginning this year, all sportsman education courses will require students to review course materials and complete a homework sheet prior to attending the classroom and field sessions, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.