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BPO salutes veterans at Historic North Park Theatre
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 07:00 am
Two of Buffalo's cultural icons are joining forces to celebrate those who have served this country.
Schneiderman awards $2.5 million to Buffalo Land Bank
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 05:55 pm
Joined by elected officials and staff from the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Bank, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office has awarded $20 million to New York state land banks working to rebuild and restore neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis. Of that total, more than $2.5 million was earmarked for the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Bank Investment Corp.
New York employers urged to prioritize Ebola preparedness
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 05:55 pm
The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health has teamed up with the New York State Nurses Association, 32BJ SEIU and DC37 to urge employers to make Ebola preparedness a top priority.
Big & Rich added to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino lineup for November
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 05:55 pm
Hot off the release of their fifth studio album, "Gravity," country superstars Big & Rich (Big Kenny and John Rich), along with special guest Cowboy Troy, are set to take the stage Saturday, Nov. 29, at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
Grand Island Board of Education: New VCMS principal approved
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held its monthly meeting Monday evening in the Professional Development Suite in Grand Island High School. All seven trustees were present and worked through a short but varied business agenda.
Vendors wanted for health fair at Golden Age Center
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Golden Age Center of Grand Island, in conjunction with Elderwood at Grand Island, is sponsoring a health fair and encourages participation.
Grand Island Scout unearths local history
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
Ricky Hoover, a 15-year-old sophomore at Grand Island High School, said that he loves local history. That is why he chose, as his Eagle Scout project, to research a large stone found in a backyard near Whitehaven Road and to facilitate the donation of the stone to the Grand Island Historical Society.
Connor Middle School: Fitzpatrick hired to serve as principal
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:45 pm
The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed John Fitzpatrick principal of Veronica E. Connor Middle School during Monday's school board meeting.
Grand Island High School: Inspired students running fundraiser
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Grand Island High School is among the schools that are fundraising for West African relief to "Build Hope" in the face of the devastation caused by the Ebola virus.
St. Martin's hosts annual pet blessing
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
Island pets were celebrated Saturday, Oct. 4, with a special pet blessing at St. Martin-in-the-Field Episcopal Church on Baseline Road.
Shirley Luther honored with Town Board proclamation
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
Oct. 15 was proclaimed Shirley Luther Day in the Town of Grand Island by the Town Board Monday.
Grand Island Town Board: Eagle Scout receives proclamation
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:35 pm
The Grand Island Town Board at its monthly meeting honored an Islander who has earned the highest and most prestigious rank in the Boy Scouts of America.
Obit: Eleanor Varga
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Grand Island resident Eleanor Varga entered into rest Oct. 2, 2014.
Fire Prevention Week held
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski spoke to the students at St. Stephen School Wednesday as part of safety education during Fire Prevention Week at Island schools.
Wild Women Unite on Island
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:30 pm
Nothing stops "Wild Women" once they get started.
Veterans show support for U.S. drone program
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:10 pm
A week after an anti-drone protest outside the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base, a group of veterans gathered at the site for a different purpose: to show their support of the United States drone operations.
Mmmm ... spaghetti
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:05 pm
On Sunday, Oct. 19, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs will sponsor a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle.
Kenworth lends truck to BOCES class
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:05 pm
Kenworth Truck Co. of Buffalo recently loaned a truck for students in Westin Blidy's heavy equipment/diesel mechanics program to work with at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.
NWAA Wildcats win 145 lbs. division
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:55 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Wildcats football team won the 145-pound division with a 7-0 record. This is the Wildcats' second consecutive undefeated season.
Harlem Wizards pay a visit, play staff in Niagara-Wheatfield
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:45 pm
Elementary school-age children in the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District recently enjoyed the basketball magic of David Paul, or "DP" as his teammates call him, of the Harlem Wizards.
Experience HARBORCENTER beginning Oct. 31
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:45 pm
The HARBORCENTER experience begins Friday, Oct. 31, as the complex drops the puck on its opening weekend.
Higgins announces $325,000 for House Opportunities Made Equal
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced $325,000 in grant funding for the organization Housing Opportunities Made Equal. The grant, awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, aims to prevent or eliminate discriminatory housing practices and to ensure individuals know their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act.
Can You Help Lisa Sorri?
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:40 pm
•A benefit for Lisa Sorri will be held from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Grand Island Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752, 1841 Whitehaven Road.
Sabres assign McCabe, Pysyk to Rochester
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have assigned defensemen Jake McCabe and Mark Pysyk to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
First Niagara: $20.8 million in financing and historic tax credit investments for Bethune Lofts in North Buffalo
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:35 pm
First Niagara Financial Group has provided a total of $20.8 million in combined financing and historic tax credit equity investments for Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.'s Bethune Lofts at The Buffalo Meter Co. in North Buffalo.
Niagara University professor elected vice chair of WNY Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:50 pm
Mitchell Alegre, an adjunct faculty member in Niagara University's College of Business Administration, has been named vice chair of the Western New York Student Leadership and Engagement Consortium.
New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook now available to start new programs, standardize training
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:50 pm
New York Sea Grant Extension and the Cornell University Cooperative Extension Invasive Species Program have published a New York State Watercraft Inspection Steward Program Handbook.
Renae Kimble named coordinator of Cancer Services Program
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:50 pm
Niagara Falls resident and former Niagara County Legislator Renae Kimble has been named coordinator of the Cancer Services Program of Niagara.
Buffalo Sabres roll out fan loyalty program
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the launch of a new fan loyalty program, "Sabres Fan Advantage," which will give fans the opportunity to earn points that can later be redeemed for Sabres merchandise, tickets and exclusive fan experiences.
First Niagara announces final $100,000 grant recipient for Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus business development fund
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:50 pm
First Niagara Financial Group announced The Foundry in Buffalo is the final $100,000 grant recipient of $500,000 made available for start-up businesses and community redevelopment initiatives on or near the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
'Chasing 509': Peyton Manning aims to set NFL record for most career passing touchdowns
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
Peyton Manning looks to become the most prolific quarterback in NFL history this Sunday when the Denver Broncos (4-1) host Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers (4-2) on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.
Higgins, Brown, Ryan, Rivera announce start of construction on Ferry Street Bridge
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan and Buffalo City Councilman David Rivera announced the start of a major reconstruction project on the Ferry Street Bridge connecting Niagara Street to Squaw Island.
Niagara University hosting free CERT training
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free Community Emergency Response Team training course this fall on the NU campus.
Empire State Development: OneTouch Direct hiring 150 in Western New York
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
Empire State Development announced OneTouch Direct-NY Inc. cut the ribbon on its new Orchard Park location and will immediately begin hiring for 150 positions.
NYPA approves increased funding for statewide energy efficiency improvements under Build Smart NY
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 02:45 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees Wednesday approved increased energy efficiency funding of $117 million in support of the Build Smart NY program, a statewide initiative resulting from a 2012 executive order by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to reduce energy use in state buildings by 20 percent by 2020.
State Comptroller DiNapoli set for WNY visit
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 07:00 am
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli will visit Lockport next week and will be honored at a reception sponsored by the Niagara County Democratic Committee.
Neil Patrick Harris to host 2015 Oscars
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 06:10 pm
Award-winning star of stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. This will be Harris' first time hosting the ceremony. The show will air live on ABC on "Oscar Sunday," Feb. 22, 2015.
Warner Bros. Records to release 'Christmas at Downton Abbey' Nov. 10
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Carnival Films, producers of "Downton Abbey," together with Warner Bros. Records, confirmed the release of "Christmas at Downton Abbey," an official collection of festive hymns and classic carols evoking a simpler time, from the much loved, award-winning television series.
Unique Productions, Ujima Theatre Co. present 'The Process'
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Unique Productions (UP!), in collaboration with Ujima Theatre Co., announces the Western New York premiere of "The Process." It is a play that is part whimsical, part reality, and shows how a small group of writers, some with disabilities, come to process a full-length play, and how writing stories reveals what they wish would happen.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Becker Farms
Wed, Oct 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday at Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards, 3760 Quaker Road, Gasport. Heart of Niagara's adoptable dogs Sierra, Sassy, Snoopy, Gina, Bandit, Rocky and Ringo will be there to meet and greet the public.