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Buffalo Sabres: Johan Larsson signs one-year deal
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract.
Leading WNY tourism agencies achieve destination marketing accreditation
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:00 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and Visit Buffalo Niagara have satisfied the rigorous standards set forth by the professional destination marketing community. Therefore, NTCC and Visit Buffalo Niagara were awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program.
BPO returns to Fort Niagara
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 02:55 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Old Fort Niagara for an evening of patriotic favorites and a grand fireworks display. Events begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 26.
One man injured in Wheatfield explosion
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 02:45 pm
A 44-year-old man suffered a "catastrophic" injury to his foot in an explosion early Tuesday morning in the Town of Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Bomb-making materials were found at the site.
One man injured in Wheatfield explosion
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 10:25 am
A 44-year-old man suffered a "catastrophic" injury to his foot in an explosion early Tuesday morning in the Town of Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.
Niagara County's Child Fatality Review Team to host crisis intervention training
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 09:55 am
The Niagara County Child Fatality Review Team will host a training program today to provide support and assistance to professionals who respond to child fatalities.
Team planning for Oct. 4 CROP Walk for Hunger
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island's CROP Walk for Hunger planning team gathered for a Thursday morning breakfast meeting to plan for the 2015 walk, which will take place Oct. 4, again at Beaver Island State Park.
Grand Island: Dog park coming to Nike Base
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Girl Scout Troop 30448, led by Wendy McCaffery, is working on a Silver Award Girl Scout project to promote the dog park being planned at the Nike Base.
Grand Island Primary Care Center: Medical offices have ribbon-cutting
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Called the most comprehensive provider of medical services on Grand Island, the new Grand Island Primary Care Center celebrated a ribbon-cutting Thursday at its offices at 2608 Grand Island Blvd.
Gus Macker seeking volunteers
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island, for the first time, will be part of the Gus Macker Tour. The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball event will be held Aug. 29 and 30 and will be located on Grand Island Boulevard.
Helping the Earth: Compost bins and rain barrels available from Erie County
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
If you have a garden, you can help your plants thrive by purchasing a rain barrel and a compost bin.
Thunder in the sky
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 04:30 pm
The Thunder of Niagara air show at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station offered tens of thousands of onlookers two days of airborne performers and ground displays this past weekend. The event returned after a four-year hiatus.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Canal Fest this weekend; 'Girl's Night Out' shopping fundraiser this Thursday
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 12:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Sonny, Cher and Dreyfus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 25, and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the annual flea market at Canal Fest of The Tonawandas.
Squeaky Wheel's 12th annual 'Animation Fest' to debut at Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 12:15 pm
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center will present its 12th annual "Animation Fest," titled "Transforming Vision," at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
'Molly Ringwald Revisits the Club: 30th Anniversary Screening, Discussion and Q&A of The Breakfast Club'
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 11:55 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces "Molly Ringwald Revisits the Club: 30th Anniversary Screening, Discussion and Q&A of The Breakfast Club" AT 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.
Community Chorus tunes up for movie music
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 07:00 am
Put a song in your heart and bring family and friends so they can too, as the Grand Island Community Chorus presents "Music of the Movies" as its annual summer concert this week.
Kiwanis seeks new club on Grand Island
Sun, Jul 19th 2015 07:00 am
A new Kiwanis Club of Grand Island could be operating by this fall.
Beat the heat: Summer safety tips
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:25 pm
Heat and humidity can be silent killers for those who don't take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones. Serious health concerns caused by extreme temperatures are heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death.
Grand Island: Registration opens for 10th annual 'Paddles Up'
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:25 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission and the Town of Grand Island have announced registration is now open for the 10th annual "Paddles Up" noncompetitive 4.8-mile paddle event around Beaver Island State Park. The event will be held Saturday, July 25.
Alison Sweeney, Nick Cannon and Jussie Smollett on 'The Chew'
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:25 pm
Next on "The Chew," celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz welcome the following guests:
Pieces of the Past: Benjamin Long Homestead
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:00 pm
Many years ago, a family of seven, traveling in a covered wagon, made the long trek from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to their new home - a point where two creeks met, in a place called Tonawanda.
VFW Post 313 celebrates 70th anniversary
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:35 pm
Lake Ontario VFW Post 313 invited the public to come and share in a cookout Monday at the post to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
Lew-Port reunion idea turns into successful summer concert event
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:35 pm
In a blending of generations, the first "Spirit of the 80's" concert featured international recording artist and new-wave snyth-pop band The Spoons of Burlington, Ontario.
Town of Lewiston hears about bond rating, NYPA reimbursements
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
Key financial issues affecting the town and its residents occupied significant discussion in what turned into a lengthy Lewiston Town Board work session Monday.
CanAm Challenge in Youngstown
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
The Youngstown Yacht Club CanAm Challenge is back for a second year July 25-26. Hosted by the Youngstown Yacht Club, the event continues a decade's-long tradition of the Level Regatta.
Miss Bev's, Forever Fabulous Fitness host free family event
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
Miss Bev's Dance Studio and Forever Fabulous Fitness will offer more information Saturday, July 25, when they host a free family event at the studio, 1814 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Obit: Henry Carroll
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
Henry "Hank" Carroll of Grand Island passed away at the age of 93 Friday, July 3, 2015, after a brief illness.
Celebrating Hounds & Heroes
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:00 pm
On July 11, the Niagara County SPCA held its first Hounds & Heroes celebration at the shelter grounds, 2100 Lockport Road. Participants took part in many activities, including a parade, demonstrations, a pie contest and more.
Former supervisor Raymond P. Griffin dies
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:55 am
Raymond P. Griffin, who served for 16 years as the supervisor of the Town of Grand Island, died June 22, 2015, in New Port Richey, Florida, after a long battle with dementia. He was 90 years old.
New Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare office to open soon
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Department supervisors of Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare recently got a firsthand look at their new work space at the Niagara Medical and Ambulatory Surgical Park, 6500 Porter Road, Town of Niagara.
Living a legacy: New director of the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas has Twin Cities roots
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Angela Johnson-Renda has worked in many different roles over the course of her life to date, but they've all brought her here — to the Chamber of the Commerce of the Tonawandas' new office on Sweeney Street in North Tonawanda.
Healing Field planned for Gratwick Riverside Park
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Western New York's first planned Healing Field is set for Sept. 9 to 11, 2016, at the park as part of a combined project of the Sunrise Exchange Club and the Exchange Club of the Tonawandas.
Canal Fest to kick off 33rd year in Twin Cities
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
The 33rd annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will kick off July 19 and run through July 26 with a few new features, a change in midway bracelet pricing and the traditional round of community classics.
Syfy announces Even! More! Cameos! For 'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!'
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:45 pm
Just when you thought it was safe to believe there were no more "Sharknado 3" cameos - guess again! Syfy today announced 16 more guest stars from the worlds of television, sports, WWE, science, comedy, modeling and radio who will join Ian Ziering (Fin), Tara Reid (April) and Cassie Scerbo (Nova) in "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" The global pop culture sensation premieres on Syfy Wednesday, July 22 (9 p.m.).
Heart of Niagara summer picnic for owners and dogs Saturday, July 18
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:45 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's second annual summer picnic, a family-friendly event open to the public for owners and their dogs, is happening rain or shine from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Oppenheim Park (Pavilion No. 15), 2713 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls.
GOP backs Collins to succeed Updegrove
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:45 pm
Niagara County Republican Chairman James Heuer announced Friday William J. "Will" Collins Sr. has been selected as the Republican candidate for Niagara County legislator in the 12th District.
Yankee star Brian Doyle will join Parkinson's Day at Bisons' game
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:45 pm
Former New York Yankees reserve infielder Brian Doyle will present a message to baseball fans at the Bisons' game Sunday at Coca Cola field. It is Parkinson's Day at the ballpark.
Photos: Artpark's week with Deep Purple, O.A.R. and The Tea Party
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 11:35 am
Artpark spanned the world of music this past week.
Niagara USA Wine Festival celebrates summer in Lewiston
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating its seventh annual Niagara USA Wine Festival at Lewiston's Academy Park. This year's festival takes place from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara hosts 'Soldiers of the Revolution' re-enactment
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is preparing for its annual "Soldiers of the Revolution" re-enactment during the weekend of Aug. 1-2.