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Nonprofits have until June 15 to register for J. Fitzgerald Group's 'CreateAthon'
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:05 am
J. Fitzgerald Group, an international marketing and advertising firm based in Lockport, reminds the local nonprofit sector to submit applications for the ninth-annual WNY-area "CreateAthon."
Memorial announces Niagara Cup Classic winners
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 10:05 am
The 25th annual Niagara Cup Classic was held June 2 at the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick golf courses.
'Raise a Hot Dog to Joan' returns to The Silo
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 06:15 pm
Joseph Pillittere Jr. will again honor his late mother, Joan, by giving away 500 of The Silo Restaurant's hot dogs from 11 a.m. until gone on Sunday, June 26.
Niagara University promotes two within office of veteran services
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 05:25 pm
The remarkable growth of programs and services that assist veterans and their families at Niagara University has prompted promotions for two members of the institution's office of veteran services.
Golisano Center for Community Health opens at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 05:20 pm
On Thursday, officials from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Golisano Foundation celebrated the dedication and blessing of the Golisano Center for Community Health, the only outpatient center of its kind in Western New York and one of the very few in the U.S.
Cuomo: More than $17 million in funding to restore and enhance historic Niagara Falls State Park
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $17 million in state funding Thursday for improvements to restore and enhance the natural beauty of historic Niagara Falls State Park.
Niagara Scenic Parkway: Simonson's request leads to name change for Robert Moses Parkway
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 03:15 pm
After decades of debate, the Robert Moses Parkway is no more. Well, at least its name.
Summit View hosts local writer
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 04:45 pm
Michele DeLuca, feature editor at the Niagara Gazette, will be a guest of the Summit View Residents Association at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.
Old Falls Street's 2016 weekly series schedule announced
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:50 pm
A host of returning favorites are planned this summer on Old Falls Street, USA, including daily "Interactive Games," the "Legends Live on Old Falls Street" concert series, "Flicks on Old Falls" movie series, and "Free Family Fun on Saturday Afternoons."
Canalside to kickoff first concert of summer season; new safety measures
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Canalside are excited to kick off another summer concert season. With the new season comes new, enhanced event protocols that will be put in place at the free Thursday concert series and other major events at Canalside.
Strawberry Fest at St. John's Episcopal
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:30 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, overlooking the Niagara River on Main Street in Youngstown, will hold its annual Strawberry Fest from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18.
Higgins announces new effort to speed border crossing for commercial vehicles at Peace Bridge
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a new online pre-pay option for commercial vehicles made available by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the latest effort to support a more efficient flow of traffic across the U.S./Canadian border crossings in Western New York.
NBC Olympics completes roster of reporters in Rio
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:30 pm
NBC Olympics welcomes six new reporters to its coverage from Rio: NBC News correspondents Anne Thompson, Craig Melvin, Gadi Schwartz and Jill Martin, along with NBC Sports Group's Rutledge Wood (NASCAR features reporter) and Dalen Cuff (CSN New England anchor and reporter). Alex Flanagan, who has worked four prior Olympics for NBC, returns as a reporter.
Household hazardous waste collection event comes to ECC South
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in cooperation with the Northeast Southtowns Solid Waste Management Board and Erie Community College, are preparing for a household hazardous waste collection event to be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at the ECC South Campus in Orchard Park.
I do! I did! And I do again! It's official: Dolly Parton renews her vows of 50 years to Carl Dean
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean, who recently celebrated a sweet milestone of 50 years of marriage, will be releasing photos from their renewal ceremony to the highest bidder to benefit children's charities.
First Niagara, Jericho Road Community Health Center partner to support local immigrant families
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:25 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $10,000 in grant funding for Jericho Road Community Health Center's Vive Shelter to provide temporary shelter, food and access to legal assistance to people who have fled persecution in their home countries to seek asylum in the U.S.
NBC Sports Network to present 330 hours of Rio Olympic programming this August
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:05 pm
NBC Sports Network will present 330 hours of programming for the Games of XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this August, more than any other linear network, NBC Olympics announced.
Poloncarz appoints Karen King executive director of Erie County Commission on Status of Women
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced his appointment of Karen King to the position of executive director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women.
Lauren Daigle named Artist of the Year at 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Winners were announced at the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards, held live from the Grand Ole Opry stage.
Sherri Shepherd, Anthony Anderson, Rosie O'Donnell, Kathy Najimy compete on premiere episode of ABC's 'The $100,000 Pyramid'
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
The "Pyramid" is back! The Emmy Award-winning pop-culture phenomenon is reimagined and better than ever when the series premieres Sunday, June 26 (9-10 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
Seal performs live on stage at Fallsview Casino Resort
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Hits like "Crazy" and "Kiss From A Rose" turned him into an international superstar. For two nights only, multiplatinum, singer-songwriter Seal will perform live in Niagara Falls, Ontario, at Fallsview Casino Resort.
Erie County: Need remains for 'angels' to help combat opioid abuse
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
Erie County needs more "angels."
Aquarium of Niagara fundraiser this weekend; new programs, hours for summer
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 01:00 pm
On Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, the Aquarium of Niagara will feature two events to raise awareness for rescued marine mammals.
Child fatality review team to welcome international expert for local training
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Child Fatality Review Team is bringing an internationally recognized expert in child abuse pediatrics here to train local professionals to recognize and respond to child abuse-related fatalities.
Civil War Garrison Weekend at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Civil War Garrison Weekend event offers an interactive Civil War history experience for visitors who will have the opportunity to witness Fort Niagara as a staging area during the Civil War for men and groups that were transitioning either from the battlefield to home, or from home to the battlefield.
DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans presented
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 10:55 am
During Memorial Day ceremonies at DeGlopper Park on Monday, hundreds of Islanders who paid their respects during the town's annual event heard the official unveiling of the DeGlopper Memorial expansion plans.
Interviews: Country stars Dolly Parton, The Band Perry kick off Artpark's summer season
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston performing and visual arts venue confirmed country music living legend Dolly Parton would perform the first outdoor concert of the 2016 season.
Ceremony honors Doug Janese
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston held a celebration of life memorial service Wednesday in memory of Highway Superintendent Doug Janese, who passed away Feb. 16 following a battle with cancer.
Mark Daul: Meet Bill Cockayne and his Crosleys
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
All readers of this column won't remember some of these things from the past, but some of you "youngsters" may enjoy reading what your fathers and grandfathers had in the "old days."
Youngstown: Zastrow, Lockhart sworn into office
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
At the Village of Youngstown organizational meeting Thursday evening, Tim Lockhart and Stephen Zastrow were sworn into office. Lockhart is taking on another term as deputy mayor. Zastrow, meanwhile, replaces Steven Suitor, whose second term ended after he held the trustee position for eight years.
Village of Lewiston appoints HPC members, ZBA rescinds appeals
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees appointed people to its new stand-alone Historic Preservation Commission at Tuesday's year-end meeting. Each person will serve for a different period of time, as the village codebook has a provision for rotating members on and off the HPC.
'Jamboree in the Falls' with Amanda Hansen Foundation to be held June 11
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Amanda Hansen Foundation is hosting its first "Jamboree in the Falls" concert from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Rapids Theatre on Main Street in Niagara Falls.
Get ready, get set, get fit for free
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
With summer approaching, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has expanded Fitness at Canalside to feature a variety of 25 free fitness classes at Buffalo's waterfront.
Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year honored
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Twelve students from Grand Island High School were honored Tuesday at the Buffalo Launch Club as the Rotary/PTSA Students of the Year.
Island of Hope: Meet honorary survivors/caregivers Sarah and Natalie Stanczyk
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Natalie Stanczyk, 47, and her daughter Sarah, 22, readily express optimism. Even cancer could not dampen their enthusiasm for living. After Sarah was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, stage 3B, she told her mother, "Don't worry. It's the best cancer to have."
Islander appointed music director of NYC choir
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island native Malcolm J. Merriweather has been appointed music director of one of New York City's leading choruses.
Grand Island Lions Club: Peace Poster Contest winners honored
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The May 25 Grand Island Lions Club meeting was held in honor of the winners in the 2015-16 Peace Poster Contest. The theme for the contest was "Share Peace."
Grand Island: Friends purchase carts for library, bikes for raffle
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Friends of Grand Island Memorial Library have purchased three new book carts for the library, as well as two bikes that will be raffled to lucky summer readers.