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Higgins, New York colleagues call on Social Security Administration to reconsider New York field office closings
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and his New York colleagues in Congress, congressmen Dan Maffei and José Serrano, wrote a letter to the Social Security Administration opposing the proposed closure of four New York Social Security field offices in Amherst, Bronx Hub, Kingston and Williamsburg.
Higgins refutes claim aviation safety reforms lead to pilot shortages
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke out Friday against claims new aviation safety requirements have led to pilot shortages and flight cancellations.
New episode of 'Beyond Blue & Gold' premieres tonight on MSG
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced MSG will premiere a new episode of "Beyond Blue & Gold," an award-winning video series that takes fans behind the scenes of the Sabres organization, tonight, Friday, Feb. 28, at 10 p.m. The half-hour program will premiere directly after MSG's coverage of the Sabres' game against the San Jose Sharks.
Castellani Art Museum spring art history series debuts with sculptor Susan Geissler
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:50 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's popular "Meet Me at the CAM" programs are back this spring with a diverse lineup of presentations. Sculptor Susan Geissler will open the season Wednesday, March 26.
Impact Artists Gallery to present wearable art runway competition
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:50 pm
Pictured, event organizers, artist/designer Mary Grace Ohrum (left) of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, and Celina M. Robinson of the Monarchs Dance Co. of Buffalo oversee a casting call of models Sunday at the Tri-Main Center in Buffalo.
Col. Steven Parker to take command of Niagara Falls ARS
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:40 pm
Air Force Reserve Col. Steven B. Parker will assume command of the 914th Airlift Wing from Col. Walter Gordon tomorrow, March 1, at 9 a.m.
Kristen O'Connor is eliminated on 'American Idol XIII'
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:40 pm
Kristen O'Connor was eliminated Thursday on "American Idol XIII" after she received the fewest of the 71 million votes cast Wednesday.
Dunkin' Donuts Buffalo-area franchisees donate 250 pounds of coffee to American Red Cross to spur blood donations
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:40 pm
In response to a challenging winter that has severely impacted blood donations across the Northeast, Dunkin' Donuts franchisees in Buffalo Thursday announced an extension of the annual "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign by donating 250 pounds of coffee to the American Red Cross Blood Services - New York-Penn Region.
Maziarz honored by WNY builders
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:40 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, was recently presented with the 2013 Industry Appreciation Award from the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association. The award was presented to Maziarz "in recognition of industry excellence."
Second annual Poverty Conference coming to Niagara University
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:40 pm
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement will hold the second annual Poverty Conference at Niagara University from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 7.
Higgins applauds approval of phase two of Peace Bridge widening project
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:40 pm
On Friday, the Peace Bridge Authority approved a contract to begin phase two of a project to widen the approach to the Peace Bridge plaza in Buffalo.
'Zooper Saturday' features big cats this weekend
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Zooper Saturday" event this weekend, featuring the big cats.
'Sensational Saturday' March 8 at Niagara Power Vista
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 07:00 am
It's fun for kids of all ages Saturday, March 8, at the Power Vista, the admission-free visitors center at the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Plant in Lewiston.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce plans Business & Food Expo
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business & Food Expo at Byblos Niagara, 100 Whitehaven Road, on March 22 and 23.
Get hearing screening
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Dale Association will offer free hearing screenings from noon to 2:30 p.m. March 12 and 26 at 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Schedule an appointment by calling 716-433-1886.
New 'Tuscarora Heroes' edition released
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 07:00 am
The newly revised sixth edition of the book "Tuscarora Heroes" has been published by the Historical Association of Lewiston and is now available at the Lewiston Museum; DiCamillo Bakery and the Orange Cat Coffee Co. in Lewiston; and the Book Corner in Niagara Falls.
NYPA to develop energy master plan for City of Buffalo
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 06:15 pm
The New York Power Authority Thursday announced work is underway on an energy master plan for the City of Buffalo to reduce overall energy costs and carbon emissions, advance energy sustainability, and support green industries and jobs. In addition, a new page on the NYPA website has been created to solicit ideas from the public and present details about the master plan process.

The energy master plan being undertaken in partnership with the City of Buffalo is one of five such plans NYPA is spearheading for New York municipalities. The other cities are Albany, Rochester, Syracuse and Yonkers.

'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' teams up with Facebook
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 06:15 pm
Tomorrow, top syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" will partner with mega social media website Facebook by taking over the "Celebs on Facebook" page.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Feb. 27, 2014
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:50 pm
The following is a sampling of the 103 calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between Feb. 14 and 19.
Local firefighter, Marine dies trying to help in accident
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:50 pm
Richard "Ricky" Jones, a Frontier Volunteer Fire Co. firefighter and U.S. Marine stationed in San Diego, died in a California highway accident last weekend.
Heisner to speak at St. Peter's Lutheran
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:45 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church will host its monthly contemporary worship gathering, Saturday Night Alive, on Saturday, March 8, starting at 5:30 p.m. The gathering will include worship, Bible study and prayer.
Cub Scouts learn about Mercy Flight
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:40 pm
Cub Scouts from Pack 833 out of Adams Volunteer Fire Co. and their families took a trip to the old Flying Tigers and the home of Mercy Flight. They toured the facility and learned that Mercy Flight services more than seven different counties and is funded primary through donations.
Pittman recognized in annual football awards
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:40 pm
The Joel Holka Insurance Agency, 8575 Niagara Falls Blvd., has announced its awards local high school football winners.
Gleason's to host Niagara Cup
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:35 pm
Gleason's Gymnastics will host the 33rd annual Niagara Cup Gymnastics Meet beginning Friday, March 7, through Sunday, March 9, at the Koessler Athletic Center at Canisius College. More than 700 gymnasts from across the U.S. and Canada will compete.

The Elite Finals will be Saturday, beginning at 7 p.m., featuring the top 10 finishers in levels 9 and 10 from Friday's competition.

Town of Niagara: Richards hearing, court date delayed
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:35 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards' scheduled hearing before the Hon. Christopher J. Burns in Buffalo's State Supreme Court was delayed until March 18 at the request of the court on Wednesday.
St. Stephen's offers fish fry
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:35 pm
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church announces its annual Lenten fish fry dinners are open to the public.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Feb. 21, 2014
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:20 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 130 calls from Feb. 8 to 14. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Feb. 21, 2014
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:20 pm
The following incidents occurred from Feb. 10 to 16, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 22 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 186 calls so far this year.
From the Desk of the Supervisor: Winter reminders
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:15 pm
Hello, Grand Islanders!
Grand Island High School students looking to hear 'You're hired!'
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:15 pm
Students from Grand Island High School came out to Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa with resumes in hand waiting to hear those very words: "You're hired!"
Town of Wheatfield residents argue against equate storage
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:10 pm
Representatives of Quasar Energy Group explained to the Wheatfield Town Board on Monday a plan to build a cement storage tank next to the company's existing anaerobic digestion facility on Liberty Drive.
Grand Island Chamber plans networking, information night
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:10 pm
On Thursday, Feb. 27, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce along with Axa Advisors and River Oaks will host a business after-hours networking event at River Oaks Ellden's Banquet Facility from 6 to 8 p.m.
St. Stephen School to hold alumni reunion event
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:00 pm
St. Stephen School, open since 1968, is planning a reunion reception to be held at the Buffalo Launch Club on March 29.
'Motor City Masters': truTV searches for America's next great car designer
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:25 pm
Fasten your seatbelt. The search is on for America's next great car designer as truTV and Chevrolet team up on the brand new competition series "Motor City Masters." Hosted by actress Brooke Burns, "Motor City Masters" will pit 10 designers against each other to test their limits of design expertise and creativity.

Challenges on "Motor City Masters" will explore various aspects of design, inside and out. The designs will be judged by Jean Jennings, president and editor in chief of Automobile Magazine and internationally renowned car designer Harald Belker.

Bills and Giants to kick off preseason in 2014 NFL/Hall of Fame Game on NBC
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 preseason in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game Sunday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. on NBC. The game will be played at Pro Football Hall of Fame Field at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio, one day after the Hall of Fame's Class of 2014 is formally enshrined.
Higgins hails transfer of Outer Harbor property
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:25 pm
On Thursday, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority took action to officially transfer its Buffalo Outer Harbor property to Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.
Niagara University ROTC named top program with MacArthur Award selection
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:10 pm
Niagara University's ROTC program will be presented with the prestigious MacArthur Award at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 10, in recognition of its cadets' performance during the 2012-13 school year. The presentation will take place in St. Vincent's Hall (Room 407) on the university's campus.

Only eight schools are chosen from among the 273 senior ROTC units nationwide for the MacArthur Award, which is based on a combination of the achievement of the school's commissioning mission and its cadets' performance and standing on the Cadet Command's National Order of Merit List, and its cadet retention rate.

'The Chew's' Daphne Oz and husband John Jovanovic welcome baby girl
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:10 pm
At 10:03 p.m. ET Wednesday, Daphne Oz, co-host of ABC's "The Chew," and her husband, John Jovanovic, welcomed the birth of their first child, a daughter, in a local New York City hospital. The baby girl weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, 20.5 inches long.
Marvel Entertainment debuts first television special 'Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe'
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:10 pm
Join stars from the Marvel cinematic universe, celebrity fans, filmmakers and pop culture icons for a world premiere primetime event Tuesday, March 18 (8 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.

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