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Powerlifting competition headed to Bergholz
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 04:15 pm
Bergholz will soon be home to the Town of Wheatfield's first ever powerlifting competition, thanks to the efforts of a local athlete.
Blood drives slated
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 04:00 pm
The American Red Cross will hold two area blood drives next month.
Ziti dinner
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 04:00 pm
St. John Lutheran Church and School will hold a ziti dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. (or until sold out) on Election Night, Tuesday, Nov. 4. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the school's seventh and eighth grade class trips to Washington, D.C.
N-WF inducts 3 into National Technical Honor Society
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 04:00 pm
Katie DeRose, Jacob Kujawa and Ariel Mrzygut from Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District were inducted in the National Technical Honor Society on Oct. 29 at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.
Painters Plus 'Pumpkin Painting Party'
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 04:00 pm
Painters Plus will hold a "Pumpkin Painting Party" for kids of all ages from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the shop at 800 Walck Road in North Tonawanda.
Pancakes for seniors
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 04:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Lions Club will hold a free seniors pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at St. Leo's, 2748 Military Road.
First Presbyterian Church holiday sale
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:55 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 149 Broad St., Tonawanda, will hold a holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. Items to be sold include jewelry, clothing, books, decorations and more.
Buffalo Veterans Day Parade signup deadline
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:55 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 8, veterans groups, civic groups and other veteran supporters will march in the 2014 Veterans Day Parade in Buffalo. Lineup is at Delaware Avenue and Edward Street with step off at 11 a.m. travelling down Delaware Avenue, ending at City Hall.
St. Mark Lutheran Church announces Candy Cane Fair Craft Show
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:55 pm
St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St. in North Tonawanda, will hold its annual Candy Cane Fair Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.
Town of Niagara prepares for Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:55 pm
Military Road will once again ring in the holiday season with the Town of Niagara's annual Electric Lights Parade Saturday, Nov. 1.
Wheatfield celebrates Halloween
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:55 pm
The Town of Wheatfield held its annual Children's Halloween Party Saturday at the Wheatfield Youth Center. More than 400 families and upward of 200 children enjoyed the evening, which included an old-fashioned hayride, a bounce house, crafts, snacks and refreshments.
Local labor groups give back to community with 6th annual 'Labor's Night at the Races'
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:40 pm
The Niagara/Orleans Labor Councils executive board recently made a check presentation to the United Way of Greater Niagara's board of directors.
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Bette Midler on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:40 pm
Jessica Chastain discusses the film "Interstellar."
Safety tips for a spooky night
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:40 pm
Halloween is a night filled with candy, costumes, a bit of fear and a lot of fun, but it can also be a dangerous night if you don't take the proper safety precautions. With ghosts, goblins, vampires and zombies roaming the streets, it's important motorists, parents and children all take steps to be safe.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo elects four trustees
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:40 pm
Four new members have been elected to the Catholic Charities of Buffalo board of trustees. They are the Rev. Gregory Dobson, Christina Orsi, Deacon Miguel Santos and Stephen Ulrich.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes baby giraffe
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is celebrating the birth of a male giraffe.
Buffalo City Mission in need of turkeys
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:20 pm
With less than 30 days left to Thanksgiving, the Buffalo City Mission needs the community's help in collecting turkeys for meals serving program residents, shelter guests and those in the community who are in need. This year's goal is 3,000.
NU professor earns awards from American Journalism Historians Association
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:20 pm
Carrie Teresa, Ph.D., an assistant professor of communication studies at Niagara University, was presented with two awards during the American Journalism Historians Association conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, held Oct. 9-11.
Buffalo Sabres assign Sam Reinhart to Kootenay
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned forward Sam Reinhart to the Kootenay Ice of the Western Hockey League.
Depew Allstate agency volunteers for 'Rummage for Rover' for Erie County SPCA
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:20 pm
Employees of the Lemke Advisory Allstate Insurance Agency, located at 2304 George Urban Blvd., Depew, participated in the fourth annual "Rummage for Rover" event this month. More than $10,000 was raised to benefit the Erie County SPCA.
DEC announces aggressive plan to prevent spread of tree invasive in Western New York
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:15 pm
Through a partnership with The Nature Conservancy and Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Department of Environmental Conservation is taking action to prevent the spread of hemlock woolly adelgid (or HWA) into the Zoar Valley multiple use area and Zoar Valley unique area, the agency announced.
43North: Cuomo announces $1 million winner the world's largest business idea competition
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 03:00 pm
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced ASi LLC as the winner of the $1 million grand prize from 43North - the world's largest business idea competition.
Lewiston Tour of Homes tickets on sale
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 07:00 am
Tickets for this year's "Tour of Homes," themed "Christmas in the Country," are now on sale.
Grand Island schedules Veterans Day services
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has invited veterans, family members, and friends to attend the Veterans Day services on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Park Memorial Wall located at 1717 Bedell Road.
10 things I miss about Western New York
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 08:00 pm
Quirky changes remind me I'm not in Western New York anymore.
CMA partners with ABC, Toys For Tots to distribute toys to children in need during at holidays
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:55 pm
Celebrate the season with some of the biggest names in music performing holiday classics on "CMA Country Christmas," a two-hour special hosted for the fifth year by Jennifer Nettles airing Monday, Dec. 1 (8 p.m. ET), on ABC.
Niagara Hospice: 'Viva Las Vegas' for volunteers
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:50 pm
Niagara Hospice recently pulled out the red carpet for a "Viva Las Vegas" celebration of the organization's greatest resource: volunteers.
'The Taste' returns to ABC
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:45 pm
Season three of ABC's "The Taste" premieres Thursday, Dec. 4 (8-10 p.m., ET) with the search to find America's best undiscovered cook. Each week, in a fast-paced culinary competition, professional chefs and home cooks go head-to-head in "The Taste" kitchen, and the food is always judged blind.
Leadership Niagara establishing offices at NU
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:45 pm
Leadership Niagara's executive offices will be housed at Niagara University beginning this fall, thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed by the institutions Monday.
Ben Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh Steelers host Joe Flacco and rival Baltimore Ravens on 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:45 pm
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3) look to build on last weekend's record-setting offensive performance when they host Joe Flacco and the AFC North rival Baltimore Ravens (5-3) this Sunday, Nov. 2, on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Pre-game coverage begins with "Football Night In America" at 7 p.m. ET.
Higgins announces application period for federal fire grants
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the opening of the application period for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's fiscal year 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3. The application period closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5.
Free museum day in Buffalo attracts a crowd
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:40 pm
On Sept. 27 - proclaimed "National Museum Day Live!" in Buffalo by Mayor Byron Brown - museums and cultural institutions across Western New York welcomed more than 2,500 visitors into their spaces, free of charge, as a part of Smithsonian Magazine's 10th annual "Museum Day Live!" initiative.
New York Power Authority becomes nation's third accredited right-of-way steward utility founder
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:40 pm
The Right-of-Way Stewardship Council announced the New York Power Authority has become the third accredited "Right-of-Way Steward" utility founder for sustainable integrated vegetation management of its respective electric transmission right-of-way system.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital board of associates hosts annual pancake breakfast Sunday, Nov. 2
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:40 pm
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital is sponsoring its annual pancake breakfast from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at St. John de LaSalle Parish Hall.
'Operation United' T-shirts bring funds to veterans' services
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:40 pm
Area residents will have an opportunity to honor and support local veterans and their families through the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's "Operation United" T-shirt campaign. Those who donate $15 or $20 to this special fundraiser will receive an "Operation United" T-shirt to wear in support of military families.
NYPA post-Sandy measures strengthening electricity infrastructure and resilience against future extreme weather events
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:30 pm
Two years after "Superstorm" Sandy, the New York Power Authority is making strides in bolstering New York's electricity infrastructure against future extreme weather events.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council: Eden Valley Growers expanding facility in Erie County
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:30 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council has announced Eden Valley Growers, a cooperative venture of 10 vegetable producing farms in the fertile Eden Valley area of Erie County, has successfully completed the first phase of its facility expansion.
Cuomo announces strategic fuel reserve in upstate New York to help prepare for future severe storms, possible fuel emergencies
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the establishment of a strategic fuel reserve at six key locations in upstate New York to help ensure gasoline and diesel fuels are available to emergency responders in the event of an emergency, including future severe storms.
Bataan ARG returns home
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 07:25 pm
More than 4,000 sailors and Marines serving in the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BAT ARG) are scheduled to arrive at their homeports in Norfolk, Virginia, Virginia Beach and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, this weekend.
Interview: Jacqueline Toboni brings Trubel to 'Grimm'
Thu, Oct 30th 2014 05:10 pm
Napoleon Dynamite would love Jacqueline Toboni.