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Sun, Aug 30th 2015 07:00 pm
Three of Buffalo's four quarterbacks threw touchdown passes Saturday, including Matt Simms (No. 8), as the Bills routed the Pittsburgh Steelers 43-19 at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. (Photo by Matt Duffy)
IsleView Fine Wines & Spirits holds ribbon-cutting
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 01:30 pm
When Tom Corrao and Jim Atkinson named their new business IsleView Fine Wines & Spirits, they really meant isle view.
Kaegebein Playground groundbreaking eyed for September
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 01:30 pm
The Kaegebein Playground Committee has reached its funding goal to build a new playground at the elementary school.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields to offer open baptism
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 01:20 pm
The Rev. Earle King, rector at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, Baseline Road, will perform an open baptism Sunday, Sept. 13, at the 10 a.m. service.
Trinity UMC Rally Day planned
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 01:20 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church on Grand Island invites and welcomes all to special worship services, rolling brunch, hot dog sale and activities between and after services Sunday, Sept. 13. There will be a time for blessing of a new school year and praying for all the children during worship services.
Lewiston Town Board tables final plat for French Landing
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 10:30 am
The Lewiston Town Board listened, deliberated and, following hesitation, acted on the French Landing subdivision eyed for the east side of Lower River Road in northern Lewiston. The Town Board opted to table its approval of a final plat planned for the project.
Summerfest returns to Porter on the Lake Park
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 08:00 am
The annual Porter on the Lake Summerfest will be held from 3-9 p.m. Labor Day, Sept. 7. This family-fun event will feature food, vendors, beer/wine as well as local bands The Frame, 90 West and Strictly Hip.
War of 1812 Encampment includes evening battle at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 07:00 am
Labor Day weekend will bring 1812 history to life for visitors at Old Fort Niagara during its annual War of 1812 Encampment.
Peach Queen contestants 'Dance Like a Star'
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 07:00 am
On Friday, Aug. 21, Dance Like a Star with Serge hosted the Niagara County Peach Queen Pageant contestants at the studio for a luau party. The contestants learned the cha-cha, rhumba and a few other steps. They danced with partners and were treated to performances by the professional dance staff.
Ballet company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 07:00 am
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's annual family-friendly holiday show, returns Nov. 20-21 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
Catholic Charities awarded five-year, $27 million contract to administer WIC program in Chautauqua Erie and Niagara counties
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 03:05 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo has been awarded a five-year, $27 million contract to provide Women, Infants and Children program services in Chautauqua County for the first time beginning Oct. 1, and to continue providing WIC services across Erie and Niagara counties.
Higgins to host federal fire grant workshop
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 03:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins invites local firefighters, emergency medical personnel and others interested in learning more about federal fire grant opportunities to an upcoming workshop.
Chris Aquino receives NU's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 03:05 pm
Christopher P. Aquino, '85, MBA'94, associate professor of accounting, received Niagara University's 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award during this morning's Faculty Welcome Back Brunch.
Can You Help? Margaret Blevins Haseley
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:55 pm
Lower Niagara Moose Lodge 584 invites the community to join in the lodge's upcoming relief event to assist bar staffer Margaret Blevins Haseley, who is now battling cancer.
Above and Beyond: GIFC salutes Miracle League on Firefighter Day
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:30 pm
The summer baseball schedule concluded Sunday at the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York with the fourth annual Firefighter Day at the ballpark.
Obit: Gary D. Link
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:20 pm
Gary D. Link, 63, of Grand Island, entered eternal rest Aug. 21, 2015, at Waterfront Center in Buffalo.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Island residents alerted about car break-ins
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:20 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard has announced a special alert for the residents of Grand Island following a recent string of vehicle break-ins.
Grand Island: Gus Macker hoops tourney
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:15 pm
Corey McGowan is encouraging all Islanders, especially anyone who has opposed this weekend's Gus Macker Tournament, to come out and see what the fun-filled, family-oriented event is all about.
Project H.O.P.E.
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:25 pm
Jesse Gooch of Painters Plus, a crew from the company, a group of North Tonawanda officials and other volunteers gathered Saturday morning to power-wash, prime and paint the home of Michael O'Connor of Chipmann Place, North Tonawanda.
A partnership for the future: Nitro Martial Arts opens adjacent to Project Future WNY
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:20 pm
For David Prenatt, martial arts gave him everything.
Town of Niagara: New citizens group seeks transparency
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:20 pm
Roger Spurback has been a community activist for a long, long time.
Doucet announces re-election campaign
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:20 pm
Wheatfield Councilman Gil Doucet has officially announced his candidacy to seek re-election to the Wheatfield Town Board.
Helwig announces re-election campaign
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:20 pm
Larry Helwig is pleased to announce his candidacy for re-election as councilman in the Town of Wheatfield. Helwig, a Republican, has the endorsement of the Republican, Independence and Conservative parties.
Next stop: St. Stephen School!
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:15 pm
St. Stephen School will debut its first school bus, which officials say will allow the school to enhance both curriculum and enrollment.
Registration opens for NT exercise programs
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks has announced a number of upcoming exercise programs.
Tesla at Niagara Museum receives nonprofit status
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
Tesla at Niagara Museum has received notice from the IRS that it has been granted tax-exempt status as a nonprofit. The group received a charter from the New York Department of Education in January.
Health dept. changes clinic hours
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
Effective Sept. 7, the days of the Niagara County Department of Health sexually transmitted disease/HIV clinic will change from Monday and Wednesday to Monday and Thursday. Clinic hours will continue to be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic is located at the Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., Niagara Falls.
An anniversary, a new home: Dale Association to celebrate new location, mark 15 years in NT
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
For more than 60 decades, The Dale Association has helped the older residents of Niagara County ... and for the past 15 years, North Tonawanda has been the primary home to its efforts to provide mental health services to all adults.
Pipeline plans concern Wheatfield residents
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:10 pm
For months now, residents in Pendleton have grown increasingly concerned about National Fuel's plans to build a pipeline and compressor station in the town. But now, those concerns have crept across the border into Wheatfield.
Miss America: Brooke Burke-Charvet returns as co-host
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 09:50 am
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced actress and entrepreneur Brooke Burke-Charvet will return as co-host for the Miss America Competition, alongside host Chris Harrison.
2015 National Buffalo Wing Festival gets crafty during Labor Day weekend
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 08:20 pm
The National Buffalo Wing Festival, one of the country's most beloved food festivals, returns to Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo Sept. 5-6.
Mount St. Mary's CHEERS program
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 03:25 pm
Tasty eating fruits and vegetables was the theme for a special program at the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Summer Camp Program in Lewiston.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union supports Lockport CARES, Sister Mary Loretto Soup Kitchen with 'Casual for a Cause'
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 03:10 pm
Cornerstone CFCU held its second "Causal for a Cause" summer fundraising drive. This year, participating employees made a donation and nominated a charity for the opportunity to wear jeans on Fridays during the summer.
Walking for a cause
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 02:55 pm
Starting Sept. 1, Margaret Brant and Ruthy Warda are walking all the way from Lockport to Albany - more than 400 miles. The dynamic duo will donate funds raised to help support Lockport CARES, the emergency homeless shelter on Genesee Street.
New activities at Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 02:25 pm
By now, we know this weekend's 14th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will, of course, offer a bevy of top-notch jazz musicians performing around the village. What some might not know, however, is that organizers have upped the ante this year by adding a slate of new events.
Assembly helps assist funding for Kenmore Mercy Hospital improvements
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:45 pm
Thanks to $50,000 in local initiative funding from Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently added a specially equipped bariatric room on its 2 West Patient Care Unit to accommodate inpatients weighing 300 pounds or more.
Il Volo to play Kleinhans Music Hall Feb. 5
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:35 pm
Parkanna Shows welcomes worldwide musical sensation Il Volo to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Il Volo is kicking off their U.S. tour in Buffalo to support their new CD, "Grande Amore," due for release in late September.
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals visit Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders on 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals visit Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders for an NFL preseason game this Sunday, Aug. 30, live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
First-ever Chestnut Ridge Tennis Tournament expecting 150-plus participants for inaugural summer competition
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
More than 150 people have registered to participate in the first Chestnut Ridge Summer Classic Tennis Tournament, scheduled to take place starting today and continuing through this weekend at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park.
'Tonawanda Rails to Trails' project set to connect communities
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Erie County Legislator Peter Savage (3rd District), Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana, Mayor of the City of Tonawanda Rick Davis, elected officials, representatives of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and New York State Department of Transportation, and residents to review the "Tonawanda Rails to Trails" project, a four-mile-long connecting trail that runs from Kenmore Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda to State Street in the City of Tonawanda.