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Education reform gets personal at GITB rally
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Stakeholders in the Grand Island Central School District joined at a rally Monday to speak in one voice in opposition to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's state budget proposal and education agenda.
Bennett gives candid education speech to Rotary
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:40 pm
New York State Board of Regents member and chancellor emeritus Robert M. Bennett was asked about the Buffalo school system, a question that ended with the phrase, "Is that too hard of a question?"
For kids, books make great Easter surprises
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 12:15 pm
The best way to treat kids this Easter may not be with the typical sweets. While candy is predictable, you can really make a child's day with a different approach.
Details, video: The Rolling Stones 'ZIP CODE' Tour comes to Ralph Wilson Stadium
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 11:50 am
Ladies and gentlemen ... The Rolling Stones are back! The band has announced they will kick off their new 15-city North American stadium "ZIP CODE" tour in San Diego May 24 at Petco Park.
NU education students selected to facilitate leadership training at Harvard, UCLA
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 09:50 am
Two Niagara University graduate students are among eight selected by Kappa Delta Pi to facilitate leadership training this summer to students in grades 6-12 from 140 countries.
Rolling Stones to perform at Ralph Wilson Stadium July 11
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 09:10 am
It's official: The Rolling Stones will bring their "ZIP CODE" tour to Orchard Park this summer. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act will perform Saturday, July 11.
Ortt's bill to toughen penalties for unlawful disposal of a body passes in Senate
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 09:00 am
A bill introduced by State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, that would toughen laws for improperly disposing a body, passed Monday in the Senate.
Niagara Falls Memorial to host 'Look Good Feel Better' program
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 09:00 am
Cancer can rob a woman of her energy, appetite and strength, but it doesn't have to take away her self-confidence.
Grand Island: NYPA approves contract for Strawberry Island wetland restoration, habitat improvement
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:45 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved a $3.2 million contract to LDC Construction Co. Inc. of Grand Island for wetland restoration on Strawberry Island.
Collins, Katko fight against funding IJC plan
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
In a letter sent last week to the House committee on appropriations subcommittee on state, foreign operations, and related programs, U.S. Reps. Chris Collins (NY-27) and John Katko (NY-24) requested language preventing the use of any federal funding to implement the International Joint Commission's Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Plan (Plan 2014) for the 2016 fiscal year.
Canisius announces agreement with ESPN
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
Canisius College has entered into a new agreement with ESPN under which its students will produce live Canisius athletic events for ESPN3. As a result, the college will offer a new program in sports broadcast journalism beginning in the fall semester. Enrolled students will staff the Golden Griffin Sports Broadcast Center.
Ransomville Speedway: 6th annual 'Battle at the Border' to host a big block/small block shoot-out
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
The management at Ransomville Speedway has been busy preparing for its 58th season of competition. Promoters Jamie and Joel Friesen are always looking for ways to further enhance their program at one of the more successful and historic tracks in the northeast.
Mary and Jody Lomeo to serve as honorary co-chairs for Deaf Access Services Spring Gala
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
Mary and Jody Lomeo will serve as co-chairs of the Deaf Access Services Spring Gala, a black-tie-optional fundraising event Saturday, April 11, at Statler City. DAS is the area's premiere advocate for the deaf and hard of hearing community.
NYPA trustees approve low-cost hydropower allocation to support expansion in Orleans County
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:30 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees recently approved an allocation of low-cost hydropower to Pride Pak for an expansion project in Orleans County. The $18 million project will lead to the creation of 163 new jobs.
NU student overcomes adversity to win national fellowship award in gerontology
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
"Nontraditional" doesn't even begin to describe Niagara University student Kimberly Kennedy. The 32-year-old senior has already withstood more trials than many people endure in a lifetime.
Donate hams to those in need and Salvatore will match (and you'll enter to win a prize)
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
Russell J. Salvatore, one of the Buffalo-Niagara Region's top philanthropists, is making sure families in need have a ham dinner Easter Sunday.
Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo announces Gift of Life Celebration Recognition Dinner
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
The Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo will hold the 2015 Gift of Life Celebration Recognition Dinner at 6 p.m.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 2nd annual 'Spark' Cultural Awards
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced details of its second annual "Spark" Cultural Awards, presented by M&T Bank. The awards party, "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture," will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday May 20, at the Hotel @The Lafayette.
Love the cook, love the food: Attraction to comfort food linked to positive social connections
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it's likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.
Masi Oka to return as Hiro Nakamura on NBC's 'Heroes Reborn'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:40 pm
Masi Oka ("Heroes," "Hawaii Five-0") will reprise his Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated role as Hiro Nakamura for a guest-starring arc of episodes on NBC's new event series "Heroes Reborn," which will premiere this fall.
Higgins: More than $2 million for blood cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Xuefang Cao has received a five-year, $2.01 million award from the National Cancer Institute to develop better therapies for blood cancers.
Poloncarz signs local law regulating e-cigarettes
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein, representatives from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Erie-Niagara Tobacco Free Coalition and Amherst Tobacco Free Steering Committee, the Asthma Coalition of Erie County, and concerned citizens as he signed Local Law Int. 9-2, concerning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.
Poloncarz delivers 2015 State of the County address
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
On Thursday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by elected officials, business and community leaders, and concerned citizens as he delivered his 2015 State of the County address at the Mason O. Damon Auditorium in the central branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association sponsor 'Heavy Hearts, Helping Hands'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
The Niagara Hospice bereavement team recently presented a seminar to the Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association at UB's Center for Tomorrow.
7th annual Penguin Days amateur photo contest winners
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara celebrated the 24th annual Penguin Days March 21-22 with a penguin photography contest. The winning amateur photographers are:
Left of Center: 'Everyone should try La Pelle'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 10:00 am
Stephanie Santangelo comes into Lewiston from Philadelphia to utilize Christina Zaroian's services at La Pelle.
Left of Center: Yoga studio opens at 700 Center
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:00 am
"Lewiston's lifestyle destination" is now offering yoga classes.
Town of Lewiston, Time Warner Cable set to finalize new franchise agreement
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Beyond the Frontier House proposal, the Town of Lewiston was active on a number of fronts at its regular meeting Monday.
Hilary Duff, Trisha Yearwood, Finola Hughes and chef Fabio Viviani on 'The Chew'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Next week 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:
Events to raise recognition of Parkinson's in WNY planned throughout month
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Though April has long been recognized as Parkinson's Awareness Month, the designation gained national acceptance through a 2013 Congressional resolution.
Lewiston-Porter Board of Education hears about Common Core testing
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Board of Education is facing several issues this spring, including the budget, a new superintendent search and, now, a group of concerned parents questioning New York's Common Core testing.
New village law addresses Youngstown bus parking issue
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Youngstown residents heard on village plans to address the problem of idling tour buses at Thursday's Board of Trustees public hearing on parking.
Chamber looking into alternative location for Lewiston Smelt Festival
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:50 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is looking to pull the Lewiston Smelt Festival from the brink of cancellation.
Casa Antica: Tavole di San Giuseppe
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 pm
As is tradition at Lewiston's Casa Antica, St. Joseph's Day was celebrated with massive tables of fish, bread, pasta and desserts.
Lewiston Council on the Arts recognized with River Region Partnership Award
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has announced the Lewiston Council on the Arts as its 2015 River Region Partnership Award recipient.
Billoni's Buffalo-Niagara Views: 'Rexmania' in full force
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 11:30 am
Usually when Debbie and I are on vacation and I am walking around wearing my Buffalo Bills cap, we are greeted with "Still snowing in Buffalo," or "When will the Buffalo Bills ever win?"
Food Bank of WNY receives Citybration support
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 11:25 am
Citybration invited everyone to "Take Another Look" at Buffalo from the best vantage point in the city - the top of City Hall - on Thanksgiving weekend. A freak storm had paralyzed parts of the city, causing hardship to many in the community.
School Board candidates sought to fill three seats
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
Candidates interested in a seat on the Grand Island Board of Education must file nominating petitions with District Clerk Janet Schuster by 4 p.m. April 20.
One plate at a time can help Island family
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
If you have not had the pleasure of dining at McMahon's, now is the time!
Erie County Clerk's Office: Jacobs to hold 'Thank-A-Vet' outreach on Grand Island
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced he will bring a "Thank-A-Vet" outreach event to Grand Island. The event will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Nike Base Community Center, located at 3278 Whitehaven Road.