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'Paddles Up': Registration open for 10th annual Grand Island event
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission and the Town of Grand Island have announced registration is now open for the 10th annual "Paddles Up" non-competitive 4.8-mile paddle event around Beaver Island State Park. The event will be held Saturday, July 25.
Ceretto announces free consumer scam prevention seminar
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, alongside New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, recently announced he will host a free consumer scam prevention seminar at 11 a.m. Friday, June 12, at the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Badges on the Border' International Torch Run event Wednesday
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
U.S. and Canadian law enforcement officers will join together Wednesday on the Rainbow Bridge carrying the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics New York.
Visit Grandpaws, help animal organizations at 10 Mile Garage Sale
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
Grandpaws Pet Emporium will host the SPCA of Niagara and Hope Before Heaven from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as part of the 10 Mile Garage Sale.
Harry Connick Jr. brings signature style with a side of charm to Fallsview Casino
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
"American Idol" judge Harry Connick Jr. will perform at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 1-2 at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
U.S. Veterans Magazine salutes NU's commitment to service members
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
Niagara University's commitment to embracing America's military service members as students has been recognized once again, this time via inclusion on U.S. Veterans Magazine's list of "Top Veteran-Friendly Schools."
Bennett Beach ready for summer fun
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry has announced hours of operation and expectations for visitors to Bennett Beach, the only swimming beach operated by Erie County and a popular spot for summertime fun.
Ortt, Panepinto pass SAFE Act reforms
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 03:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, joined his Senate Republican colleagues in successfully passing a series of reforms (S5837) to the controversial NY-SAFE Act Monday. State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, also cosponsored pieces of SAFE Act reform legislation.
First Niagara, Baird Foundation partner to support Baker Victory Services
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:10 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Baird Foundation are providing the funding for a new van for Baker Victory Services' "Work Appreciation for Youth" program.
American Pharoah's Triple Crown-winning run, Blackhawks-Lightning Stanley Cup Game 2 post viewership milestones on NBC's 'Championship Saturday'
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:10 pm
NBC Sports' history-making "Championship Saturday," featuring American Pharoah's victory in the 147th Belmont Stakes to win the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978, and Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning, delivered ratings milestones, according to fast national data provided by The Nielsen Company.
Niagara County Department of Health, Office for the Aging offer free diabetes self-management workshops in Youngstown
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:05 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County.
Explore & More announces its summer schedule for Canalside and Old Falls Street
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:05 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum returned for an eighth season at Canalside last week. Free family outdoor fun continues from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Friday through Sept. 4.
Study supports early intervention for prostate cancer patients who experience significant emotional distress
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:05 pm
A study led by the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute has identified beliefs and personality traits that are associated with higher levels of distress in newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients.
AAA holding job fair for emergency roadside service drivers
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York is holding a job fair for candidates interested in joining the club's emergency roadside service team. The event will take place from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at AAA Western and Central New York Headquarters, 100 International Drive (at Sheridan Drive), Williamsville.
Empire State Development offers technical assistance in preparation for next round of Better Buffalo Fund Main Street program
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:30 am
Empire State Development, in collaboration with NYS Homes and Community Renewal and University at Buffalo Regional Institute, will offer technical assistance to prepare organizations interested in developing a Main Street program in their communities for the next Better Buffalo Fund round (projected for fall 2015).
Lockport: Murder mystery fundraiser to celebrate city's sesquicentennial, promote Historic Lockport Millrace Corp.
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:30 am
Historic Lockport Millrace Corp. has begun working on plans to renovate Lockport's long-vacant Electric Building located at the base of the Erie Canal locks. To support the renovation plans, the company will host a murder mystery fundraiser, "Key to the City," created by Albert Franco, at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Old City Hall, 2 Pine St.
Lewiston Arts Café poetry and music series returns Tuesday
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:30 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will present another program in the second season of the Lewiston Arts Café. Poets Lynn Ciesielski and Randy Rumley, and musician Davey O will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St.
Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo holds 2015 Walk/Skate for Kidneys/Tim Oehmler Memorial 5K Run
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:30 am
Two special young women will have important reasons to walk when The Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo holds the 2015 Walk/Skate for Kidneys/Tim Oehmler Memorial 5K Run Sunday, June 21, at Delaware Park in Buffalo.
6th annual River Region Chamber Golf Classic to take place June 22
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold its sixth annual River Region Golf Classic at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course Monday, June 22. Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and dinner following.
Chef's Restaurant Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle raises $25,000 for Billittier Foundation
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:55 am
Saturday's Louis J. Billittier Foundation Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle raised $25,000 for the namesake and Western New York charities including the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center.
'Colm Wilkinson: Broadway & Beyond' at UB
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:35 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, welcomes "Colm Wilkinson: Broadway & Beyond" at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 12.
Country music superstar Kix Brooks rocks Cooking Channel as host of new series 'Steak Out'
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:35 am
Famed country musician Kix Brooks is setting out across the states to find America's best steakhouses on "Steak Out with Kix Brooks," premiering Tuesday, July 14 (9 p.m. ET), on Cooking Channel.
American Pharoah, Stanley Cup lead to ratings milestones for history-making 'Championship Saturday' on NBC
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:20 am
NBC Sports' history-making "Championship Saturday," featuring American Pharoah's victory in the 147th Belmont Stakes to win the first Triple Crown in 37 years, Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning, and Serena Williams winning her 20th Grand Slam singles title with her French Open victory, registered ratings milestones, according to metered market data provided Sunday by The Nielsen Company.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss NFSS at session Wednesday
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 09:00 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, will hold an open house, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, at the Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road. Discussed will be the Corps' latest Balance of Plant Operable Unit findings pertaining to the former Lake Ontario Ordnance Works property in northern Lewiston and Porter.
Relay for Life raises thousands
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 09:00 am
Despite rough, rainy weather last weekend, the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Greater Niagara was deemed a successful event, with $46,386.05 raised.
Fans flock to Niagara Falls Comic Con
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 08:00 am
Tens of thousands of sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, comic book and wrestling fans are descending upon the Scotiabank Convention Center in Ontario this weekend for the fifth annual Niagara Falls Comic Con. More than 200,000 square feet has been filled with rows of merchandise, props, movie and television replicas.
Andrews says Frontier House bones 'way better' than public perception
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
When community members, elected and business leaders strategize what to do with the 10-years-dormant Frontier House, the conversations tend to suggest the 191-year-old building is dilapidated, falling apart and structurally suspect. Broker Bruce Andrews doesn't use those words. Instead, he calls the Center Street landmark amazing and uses descriptions like character, craftsmanship and skill.
Erie County: More than 900 animals vaccinated at free rabies clinic
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health announced 965 animals were vaccinated at the most recent rabies clinic, held Wednesday, May 27, at Erie Community College South Campus. That number included 746 dogs, 212 cats and seven ferrets.
DiPofi elected to three-year term on Memorial Medical Center board
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
Daniel J. DiPofi, former executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Buffalo Sabres, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
Poloncarz announces submission of countywide efficiency plan to state
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz recently joined the Association of Erie County Governments in announcing the submission of an Erie County-wide government efficiency plan to New York as part of the state's property tax cap freeze credit program.
Higgins announces introduction of TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is an original cosponsor of the TIGER Grants for Job Creation Act (HR 2495), introduced by Rep. Maxine Waters late last week. The legislation would make $7.5 billion in federal funding available for transportation infrastructure projects between 2016 and 2021.
Lighting a 'Spark'
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's Fine Arts Program was recently honored as the "DEC Program of the Year" at the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York annual "Spark" Cultural Awards during a ceremony at the Hotel @ The Lafayette in Buffalo.
Village of Lewiston honors Gittermann
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 05:00 am
Friday night, the Red Brick Municipal Building was jam-packed with people paying tribute to recently retired Village of Lewiston Recreation Director Marianne Gittermann.
Bobby and Jamie Deen hit the road on a culinary adventure on Food Network's 'Southern Fried Road Trip'
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 12:35 pm
Southern pride and southern food go together like biscuits and gravy. On Monday, July 13 (10 p.m. ET/PT), the Deen brothers will embark on a "Southern Fried Road Trip," discovering some of the best local delicacies and outdoor adventures the south has to offer.
NBC's high-stakes culinary game 'Food Fighters' returns July 2 with world-class celebrity chefs and kids as contestants for first time ever
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 12:35 pm
A stellar lineup of celebrity chefs and the introduction of kids as contestants for the first time ever spice up the second season of "Food Fighters," the high-stakes culinary game returning to NBC Thursday, July 2 (8-9 p.m. ET).
'Spirit of the 80's' concert lineup announced
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 12:35 pm
Eighties recording artists The English Beat featuring Dave Wakeling will debut "Here We Go Love," their first album in 35 years, at the fourth annual "Spirit of the 80's" weekend, Aug. 7-8 in Lewiston's Academy Park. The band will perform songs from the new album, which will be released Aug. 4.
How to put the brakes on pet carsickness
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 12:35 pm
With summer travel right around the corner, many of us plan on hitting the road with our pooches for a little summer fun. However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean upset tummies.
Daemen to hold program on caring for individuals with developmental disabilities
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
A one-day education program on caring for individuals who are medically fragile/frail with developmental disabilities will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, in the Daemen College Wick Campus Center Social Room.
Renowned developmental medicine expert to address conference at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 10:55 am
A Kentucky physician renowned for his work in caring for adults with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders will be the keynote speaker Tuesday when Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center hosts a regional symposium on best practices in developmental medicine.

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