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Ross signs WNY Armed Forces Week proclamation
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Niagara County will be one of eight Western New York counties setting aside the first week of May to honor those who have served, after Legislature Chairman William L. Ross added his signature Thursday to a joint proclamation from those counties' respective heads of government.
OLC students recognized for fundraising
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:45 am
The Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his second report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal last week, revealing $8,546,086 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2015.
Bradt urges meeting on buildings
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:45 am
On Monday, Niagara County Legislator Randy R. Bradt of North Tonawanda called on Legislature Chairman William L. Ross of Wheatfield to convene a second special meeting in a month to approve the purchase of a trio of downtown Lockport buildings by the county to avoid paying several days' rent on the facilities.
NT named 'Tree City USA'
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:45 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced the Arbor Day Foundation has named the City of North Tonawanda "2014 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.
Dyngus Day enjoyed by young and not so old
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:45 am
After participating in the annual Buffalo Dyngus Day parade, a busload of people from The Polish Nook in Niagara Falls stopped at Dom Polski, 576 Oliver St., in North Tonawanda, for festivities.
NT prepares for annual 'Canal Clean Sweep'
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:45 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced that the City of North Tonawanda will once again be participating in the 10th annual Canal Clean Sweep Saturday, April 18.
Boulevard improvements
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:45 am
Both residents and councilmen voiced concerns over the continuation of road work on Niagara Falls Boulevard at Wheatfield's Town Board meeting Monday.
NT residents honored
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:45 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council meeting Tuesday began with the recognition of several citizens who have made contributions to the city over the years.
Last battle of WWII remembered
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:10 am
Islander Peter Xanthos reminds Islanders that, 70 years ago, Easter Sunday, April 1, 1945, began the invasion of Okinawa, 300 miles from Japan.
Lions Club of Grand Island: Children receive eye screening
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:10 am
Grand Island President Donna Lavallee reported Lions Paul Bassette and Tom Witkowski assisted Town of Niagara Lion Paul Peters in screening children over a two-day period at the Grand Island Cooperative Nursery School.
Grand Island School Board candidates sought
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:10 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.
'Shadow Day' student at Island Dispatch
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:05 am
Sophomore Sarah Swagler visited the Island Dispatch Wednesday, April 1, as part of Grand Island High School's "Shadow Day" program.
ReNU Niagara kicks off National Volunteer Month with LiveNF
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
People from Niagara Falls and surrounding areas gathered at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Tuesday evening for one purpose: to make a difference.
National Grid wraps up GI investment
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
National Grid is wrapping up a significant investment in its electricity delivery network on Grand Island that will improve reliability and provide additional capacity for new or expanding customer demand.
'Perilous Flow' a gift of the river
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
It began with the reunion of two former classmates.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year award winners named
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber has announced the recipients for the 49th Citizen of the Year awards.
Erie County: Poloncarz, Glascott debut 'text to 9-1-1'
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:20 pm
On Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Central Police Services John Glascott, Emergency Services Commissioner Dan Neaverth Jr., and Executive Director of the Erie County Office for the Disabled Frank Cammarata to announce "text to 9-1-1" is now available to Erie County residents seeking assistance during an emergency.
'American Idol': Qaasim Middleton eliminated
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:20 pm
Wednesday night, Ryan Seacrest announced the top seven finalists on "American Idol XIV": Quentin Alexander, Clark Beckham, Joey Cook, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones and Rayvon Owen.
Niagara Falls nominated for USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice Awards
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:20 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is pleased to announce Niagara Falls is nominated for Best Kid-Friendly Destination in the USA Today 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest.
Camp Hope helps heal through fun
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:20 pm
To address the special needs of grieving children, the bereavement department of Niagara Hospice is offering its 15th Camp Hope for grieving children June 26-28 at the YMCA's Camp Kenan in Barker.
Sabres assign Sam Reinhart to Rochester
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team assigned forward Sam Reinhart to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Sabres help launch scholarship fund in memory of Steve Montador
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team would be taking part in launching a scholarship fund in memory of former Sabres player and nine-year NHL veteran Steve Montador, who passed away suddenly in February at the age of 35.
New location, sponsors for Lewiston Smelt Festival
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 08:30 pm
Early Thursday morning, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced the annual Lewiston Smelt Festival was alive and well thanks to the addition of two new event sponsors: DiMino Tops Lewiston and Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours.
Smelt Festival is a go
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 10:00 am
In a partnership amongst several organizations and businesses, the annual Smelt Festival will continue Friday, May 1, at a new location on the Lewiston waterfront.
NCCC Alumni Association 5K Run Friday, May 1
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host the annual NCCC Alumni 5K Run/Walk Friday, May 1. The course is USA Track and Field certified and features a fast, flat route around the scenic campus in Sanborn.
Daemen festival to celebrate academic, creative excellence
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 07:00 am
Daemen College will present its 15th annual academic festival, a campus-wide celebration of academic and creative achievements showcased through presentations, performances and other activities, on April 15.
ABWA hosts spring networking event 'Shine: Empower, Connect, Achieve'
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 07:00 am
The American Business Women's Association, Western New York Charter Chapter, has announced its networking and professional development event, "Shine: Empower, Connect, Achieve," will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens Restaurant in Depew.
Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival returns
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 07:00 am
The 2015 Hope Chest Buffalo Niagara Dragon Boat Festival will take place Saturday, June 13, at Baird Point at the State University of New York at Buffalo North. All proceeds benefit Hope Chest of Buffalo.
Memorial Medical Center welcomes physicians to women's services team
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 01:25 pm
Three experienced obstetrician/gynecologists have joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Erie County Fair seeks musicians for Pepsi-Cola Marching Band
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 01:20 pm
Every summer, the Erie County Fair searches Western New York for the most talented high school students to participate in the Pepsi- Cola Marching Band.
Panepinto introduces legislation to expand health insurance by strengthening early detection of breast cancer
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 01:20 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto made the following comments regarding his health insurance legislation (S.3510), which currently awaits review in the Senate insurance committee:
Buffalo Avenue traveler advisory
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 12:55 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced daily lane closures are scheduled to begin on Buffalo Avenue (NY Route 384) in the City of Niagara Falls as a part of a bridge maintenance/painting project occurring at various locations in Erie and Niagara counties.
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course ready for 2015 season
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 12:55 pm
With the onset of one of the most anticipated weeks in professional golf, the premier public course in Western New York has given golfers another reason to look forward to this weekend with great excitement: Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course will open for the season this Friday. Tee time availabilities start at 8 a.m.
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village announces busy calendar of events
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 12:50 pm
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village celebrates the arrival of spring with a wide variety of events for visitors of all ages at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.
Canalside hosts job fair to hire summer staff
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 12:50 pm
Looking for an opportunity that will put you in the heart of Buffalo's waterfront revitalization this summer? Come and join the Global Spectrum Team at Canalside.
UB expert: FDA must regulate nutritional supplements
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 12:50 pm
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration must hold companies to a higher standard when it comes to herbal supplements, said Edward Bednarczyk, University at Buffalo pharmacy practice chair, PharmD.
'Propagation and Protection of Eastern Monarch Butterflies' program
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 12:50 pm
From 1-3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, David and Alexis O'Donnell from the Eastern Monarch Butterfly Farm will be guest speakers at Bond Lake Park.
NBC Sports Digital announces partnership with WorkInSports
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 12:50 pm
NBC Sports Digital has partnered with WorkInSports.com, widely recognized as the No. 1 source for jobs in the sports industry, on a co-branded sports careers page offering resources for anyone seeking jobs in the growing sports industry, both groups announced Tuesday.
Wild Kritters hosts 9th annual basket raffle
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 11:00 am
It's not every day one can meet an owl, hawk or falcon - and help a worthwhile organization, too.