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American Lung Association's Champ Camp for Kids with Asthma offers full scholarships
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
The American Lung Association of the Northeast is now accepting applications for its Champ Camp for Kids with Asthma, which is being held this year at Camp Chingachgook, located on Lake George in Kattskill Bay (from Sunday, Aug. 17, through Friday, Aug. 22).
Teens head into kitchen to compete in special 'Chopped Teen Tournament'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
Sixteen talented teenagers bring their extreme energy and ambition to the "Chopped" kitchen, with "Chopped Teen Tournament," premiering Tuesday, July 15, at 10 p.m. on Food Network.
Higgins applauds DOT plans for West Seneca bridge
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the New York State Department of Transportation plans for a redesigned bridge in West Seneca.
16 mayors endorse Schneiderman bill to attack abandoned 'zombie' properties across New York
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
A coalition of 16 mayors from across the state has endorsed Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's Abandoned Property Neighborhood Relief Act and called on legislative leaders - Senate co-Leaders Sens. Dean Skelos and Jeff Klein, and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver - to bring the bill to the floor for a vote. The legislation would provide support to communities that have been plagued by vacant and abandoned properties.
Presti Karate Centers plan summer events, fundraisers
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
Presti Karate, celebrating 44 years in business, is hosting a variety of events this summer. To start off, the 14th annual Fantasy Island day for all its members is Saturday, June 7.
Niagara Falls C of C seeks nominations
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
The Niagara Falls New York Chamber of Commerce is looking for Business Community Service Award nominees. Award recipients will be honored at the NFNY Chamber of Commerce "Red Carpet Event" July 17.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls championship
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
The four-time champion Suicidal Saucies will look to stop the Nickel City Knockouts from winning their third consecutive Queen City Roller Girls Cup Championship tonight.
Miranda Lambert, Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes and Lionel Richie to perform on NBC's annual 'Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
NBC celebrates the nation's birthday with all-star performances by Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert and Lionel Richie on the live broadcast of the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular."
Niagara University offering Summer Academy for students to get head start on college
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:00 am
Niagara University is presenting high school students and incoming NU freshmen with an opportunity to begin working on their college degrees early.
Silo serving 'Sand Dock Sundae'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 09:00 am
Why do we all scream for ice cream? Because we want more of it, of course.

Fortunately, The Silo Restaurant has us covered. The waterfront eatery has introduced a new dessert that is heavy in history and even heavier in scoops.

Relay For Life rocks on
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 03:20 pm
Hundreds of Islanders partied like rock stars May 31 and June 1 during the 12th annual Relay For Life at Veterans Park.
Rotary honors Students of the Year
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 03:15 pm
The Rotary Club of Grand Island and the Grand Island Central School District's PTSA honored 12 graduating seniors from Grand Island High School Tuesday at the annual Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year award banquet, held at Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: KidBiz set for June 28
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 03:15 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will host the 18th annual KidBiz Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rotary holds Document Destruction Day
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 03:15 pm
The Rotary Club of Grand Island sponsored another Document Destruction Day, offering safe and secure destruction of sensitive materials.
'Soldiers Through the Ages'
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 03:10 pm
The annual "Soldiers Through the Ages" at Old Fort Niagara saw large numbers of people come to learn about the evolution of military life, gear and tactics. (photos by Wayne Peters)
Obit: Lucy M. (Sturm) White
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 02:55 pm
Lucy M. (née Sturm) White, entered into rest May 31, 2014. She was a resident of Grand Island.
Empire State Development announces another record-breaking year for television production in New York
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
Empire State Development has announced New York is generating another record-breaking year for television production in the state just five months into 2014. A total of 23 pilots have filmed in New York, yielding an estimated $127 million in spending and an estimated 15,915 jobs, compared to 23 pilots filmed with an estimated $117 million in spending and an estimated 13,150 jobs in all of 2013.
Christine Cassert of Mount St. Mary's Hospital named 'Nurse of Distinction'
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
The Western New York Professional Nurse's Association named Christine Cassert, RN, BSN, CCRN, senior director of patient care services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a "Nurse of Distinction."
Regal Entertainment Group announces RPX: Regal Premium Experience at Walden Galleria
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theater circuit in the U.S., today announced the opening of the new Regal Premium Experience at the Regal Walden Galleria Stadium 16 in Cheektowaga. The all-digital giant screen experience was installed in an existing auditorium and opened today with "Edge of Tomorrow."
Schoellkopf Health Center upgrades short-term rehabilitation wing
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
Unit manager Sheri Pugh, RN, left, and certified nursing assistants Barbara Adams, center, and Lucy Rhinehardt prepare a newly renovated room for the next short-term rehab patient at the Schoellkopf Health Center.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra earns ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
For the second year in a row, the Buffalo Philharmonic has been recognized for adventurous programming.
Heart of Niagara volunteer meeting Wednesday, June 11
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's June Volunteer meeting will take place Wednesday, June 11, from 6:30-8 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Supertramp's Roger Hodgson, STP's Scott Weiland booked for fall at Seneca Niagara
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
Two unmistakable rock voices are headed to Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel this fall: Roger Hodgson - the legendary singer-songwriter, formerly of Supertramp - will perform at Seneca Niagara Events Center Friday, Nov. 7; and former Stone Temple Pilots' frontman Scott Weiland and his new band, The Wildabouts, will perform at the Bear's Den Showroom Friday, Sept. 5.
Niagara County Peach Queen meets Miss America
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
Ali Casale, the 2014 Niagara County Peach Queen, had the opportunity to meet Miss America Nina Davuluri at a luncheon hosted by the Erie County Commission of Women in May.
Congress for the New Urbanism visits Village of Lewiston
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 09:45 am
Village of Lewiston residents out for a walk Tuesday morning undoubtedly saw two large groups of people paying specific attention to Center Street and its historic properties. Those visitors were part of the 22nd annual Congress for the New Urbanism, a four-day event taking place across Western New York.
'Mayor's Breakfast' teaches good community design at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 04:00 pm
The public is invited to an informative presentation on "Creating Better Communities: A Process of Good Design," at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. The event runs from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 11.
RealtyUSA donates to WNY Heroes
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
Members of the Lewiston branch of RealtyUSA presented a $395 check Tuesday to Chris Kreiger, president and co-founder of WNY Heroes Inc.

The Williamsville-based organization provides direct financial assistance to returning soldiers. This includes support for rent, food and schooling.

National Grid reminds off-road drivers: utility corridors are off limits
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
National Grid reminds off-road drivers that utility rights-of-way are private property where unauthorized dumping and trespass by motorized vehicles is unlawful.
YMCA to collect American flags for proper retirement
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
From June 8-13, the eight YMCA Buffalo Niagara locations will collect old worn and tattered American flags ready for retirement. Flags will be taken to Forest Lawn Cemetery Saturday, June 14, for proper retirement.
Therapeutic summer fun helps kids with communication disorders
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Department of Communicative Disorders and Sciences will offer a number of creative and fun intensive speech and language programs July 8 to Aug. 7 for school-age children and adolescents who have any of a wide range of communication difficulties.
Schneiderman sponsors gun buyback in Niagara Falls as part of statewide program
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 02:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office will sponsor a gun buyback in Niagara Falls on Saturday, June 7, as part of his statewide gun-buyback program. The attorney general's office will accept working and non-working, unloaded firearms in exchange for compensation on site.
My kind of garage sale
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
Participants in the year's 10 Mile Garage Sale took a more laidback approach this year. Many homes had sofas and chairs outside for patrons to use (and, of course, purchase), some families offered Tim Hortons beverages and one North Fifth Street home even had a food truck, Duke's Lunch Box, serving sandwiches and snacks.
Timothy Freer named human resources director at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
Timothy J. Freer has been appointed director of human resources at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective June 16. President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo announced his appointment.
Niagara University places 11 among NPR list of best commencement addresses
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
With graduation season in full swing, NPR recently unveiled a collection of the 316 commencement addresses that its writers consider the best ever.
Buffalo Philharmonic announces 2014-15 'BPO Rock Series'
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
Classic rock for all generations is on tap for the BPO's 2014-15 "Rock Series." Randy Newman, Blood Sweat & Tears and "Music of Led Zeppelin" among highlights of Buffalo Philharmonic's "Rock Series."

Subscriptions for the "BPO Rock Series" are currently available. Subscribers can save up to 25 percent off the single ticket price by purchasing all six concerts.

Kings-Blackhawks game 7 is most-watched non-Stanley Cup Final NHL playoff game on record
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
The Los Angeles Kings-Chicago Blackhawks Game 7 overtime thriller Sunday night averaged 4.137 million viewers, according to The Nielsen Co., making it the most-watched non-Stanley Cup Final NHL playoff game on record.
Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri return for new round of 'Kids Cook-Off' on Food Network
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
Food Network icons and best-selling cookbook authors Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri return for season two of "Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off."
Seneca-Babcock Community Center hosts annual Chinese auction and chicken dinner
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 07:00 am
On Sunday, June 8, the Seneca-Babcock Community Association will hold its annual Chinese auction and chicken dinner at 1168 Seneca St., Buffalo.
Annual Lewiston GardenFest returns June 21-22
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston GardenFest, sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club, is back for its ninth year of showcasing the historic Village of Lewiston and the community's love of gardening Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local Lewiston residents.

Located along Center Street, the festival includes demonstrations from master gardeners and floral society representatives along with more than 50 vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more to beautify one's outdoor space. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local residents.

'43North': Cuomo announces record number of applicants for world's largest business idea competition
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a record number of applicants for the "43North" global business idea competition, which concluded its application round May 31. A total of 6,932 applications were received for the competition during the four-month entry period, with 2,603 qualified submissions advancing to the first round of judging.
 


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