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Buffalo City Mission receives new grant from John R. Oishei Foundation through partnership with Meals On Wheels
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 07:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission recently announced its acceptance of a $58,000 grant through its partnership with Meals on Wheels for WNY from The John R. Oishei Foundation to provide more nutritious meals to men, women and children in need.
Science under the sky and stars at Cradle Beach
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 07:05 pm
About 15 years ago, University at Buffalo chemistry professor Joseph Gardella and his wife sent their daughter, Claire, who is physically disabled and cannot speak, to a summer camp at Cradle Beach in Angola.
Dinner in Larkin Square: Savory Scoops less than pleased with 'Food Truck Tuesdays'
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 06:45 pm
Downtown in the City of Buffalo, food trucks and food lovers swarm the city streets on Tuesday nights for a feast of gigantic proportions. "Food Truck Tuesdays" at Larkin Square has become a Buffalo summer staple bringing together not only the food truck community, but the Buffalo community, as well.
Niagara University student uses social media to land spot on Food Network cooking show
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:50 pm
A Niagara University student has leveraged a self-professed addiction to Instagram into a starring appearance on one of television's most popular competitive cooking shows.
Oh hell yeah! Syfy's 'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!' takes social media by storm yet again
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:45 pm
Proving its might as a global pop culture phenomenon, "Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" chomped its way to 2 billion Twitter impressions - doubling the 1 billion impressions for 2014's "Sharknado 2: The Second One."
Artpark artist seeking community-created clay works for park installation
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:40 pm
Niagara County artist Karen Sirgey will be implementing her community art installation at Artpark this August. She will explore the theme of "Contribution" by inviting the public to participate in the creation of her large-scale sculpture.
Buffalo Sabres: Jerry D'Amigo signs two-way contract
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Jerry D'Amigo to a one-year, two-way contract.
Improvements underway at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
Interior work is well underway at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, as the initial phases of a $3 million-plus Erie County investment in houses 2 and 3 begin to take shape.
United Way of Greater Niagara, FamilyWize announce savings of $540,532 for community
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, have announced local residents saved $540,532 on prescription costs as a result of a successful partnership between the two organizations.
Dementia Care Conference in Niagara County
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
Family members who provide care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia are encouraged to attend a free Dementia Care Conference from 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 30 at The John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Carol Caswell honored as HANCI's 'Caring Counts' winner
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. has announced home care aide Carol Caswell is the recipient of the "Caring Counts" Award.
St. Mary, St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church host annual festival
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church of the Greater Buffalo area has announced its seventh annual festival will take place Aug. 21-23 on the church premises, 350 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda.
Niagara County traveler advisory
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced a project to replace box culverts on Route 31 in the vicinity of Niagara County Community College, in the Town of Cambria, is scheduled to begin Monday, July 27.
Collins helps secure $212,298 grant for City of Lockport Fire Department
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 09:30 am
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $212,298 in federal funding for the City of Lockport Fire Department. The grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program, which is intended to support the recruitment, hiring and retention of firefighters.
FOX orders another helping of 'MasterChef'; judges Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, Christina Tosi will return
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 09:25 am
Fox Broadcasting Company has ordered a seventh season of the hit cooking competition series "MasterChef." Additionally, all three judges, including veterans Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot, as well as newcomer Christina Tosi, will return to the "MasterChef" judging panel.
Niagara Falls USA seeing record visitation numbers
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 09:25 am
Visitation to Niagara Falls USA is breaking all-time records this summer, as Niagara Falls State Park is celebrating 130 years, and new businesses and amenities are open in downtown Niagara Falls.
Artpark: Iconic roles are 'a dream' for 'Peter Pan' leads Hayley Podschun and John Bolton
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 08:55 am
It was "second star to the right" and straight on to Lewiston for actors Hayley Podschun and John Bolton.
Interview: Starset brings rock music future to WNY
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 05:25 pm
So, what do we know about Starset? Well, the band has a message. We just aren't clear what it is yet.
Wage board votes to raise minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York state
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 04:10 pm
The Fast Food Wage Board voted Wednesday to gradually increase the minimum wage for fast-food workers in New York.
Erie County Office for the Disabled, partners to celebrate 25th anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 10:30 am
The Erie County Office for the Disabled will join numerous partners Sunday, July 26, at Canalside in Buffalo to participate in nationwide celebrations centered on the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibited discrimination against individuals with disabilities and also assured them equal opportunities.
Higgins announces Vacant Homes Act of 2015
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 10:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, joined members of the distressed properties task force in Western New York to announce the Vacant Homes Act, a bill designed to expedite the sale of underwater homes and foreclosures to prevent the buildup of vacant homes in neighborhoods and communities.
Savory Scoops with Christy & Sarina - The 755: Combining cultures
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:30 pm
Mediterranean food is not usually something sought out in Niagara Falls, but The 755 Restaurant and Lounge might be changing that preconceived notion.
Village of Lewiston honors retiring Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 04:15 pm
Mayor Terry Collesano and the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees presented retiring Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada with a framed proclamation of appreciation during Monday's monthly board meeting.
Colton Dixon announces new dual EPs 'Calm' and 'Storm'
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:25 pm
Colton Dixon will give fans a glimpse of his musical versatility with the upcoming releases of dual EPs "Calm" and "Storm," debuting Sept. 11.
'America's Got Talent' celebrates 10th summer as No. 1 reality competition series with two-hour anniversary special
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:25 pm
Top-rated summer competition series "America's Got Talent" celebrates its milestone 10th anniversary with "10 Years of Talent," a two-hour special featuring the best "AGT" moments from the last decade. The special will air Wednesday, July 29 (8-10 p.m. ET), on NBC.
Carol Burnett to be honored with 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:25 pm
Carol Burnett - comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author - has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment.
Schneiderman, Gillibrand announce new push to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:05 pm
Standing at the Long Island Maritime Museum, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, joined by Suffolk County Legislator Bill Lindsay III and Executive Director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment Adrienne Esposito, announced a new push to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products.
Buffalo Sabres: Johan Larsson signs one-year deal
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract.
Leading WNY tourism agencies achieve destination marketing accreditation
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 03:00 pm
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and Visit Buffalo Niagara have satisfied the rigorous standards set forth by the professional destination marketing community. Therefore, NTCC and Visit Buffalo Niagara were awarded accreditation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program.
BPO returns to Fort Niagara
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 02:55 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Old Fort Niagara for an evening of patriotic favorites and a grand fireworks display. Events begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 26.
One man injured in Wheatfield explosion
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 02:45 pm
A 44-year-old man suffered a "catastrophic" injury to his foot in an explosion early Tuesday morning in the Town of Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Bomb-making materials were found at the site.
One man injured in Wheatfield explosion
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 10:25 am
A 44-year-old man suffered a "catastrophic" injury to his foot in an explosion early Tuesday morning in the Town of Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.
Niagara County's Child Fatality Review Team to host crisis intervention training
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 09:55 am
The Niagara County Child Fatality Review Team will host a training program today to provide support and assistance to professionals who respond to child fatalities.
Team planning for Oct. 4 CROP Walk for Hunger
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island's CROP Walk for Hunger planning team gathered for a Thursday morning breakfast meeting to plan for the 2015 walk, which will take place Oct. 4, again at Beaver Island State Park.
Grand Island: Dog park coming to Nike Base
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Girl Scout Troop 30448, led by Wendy McCaffery, is working on a Silver Award Girl Scout project to promote the dog park being planned at the Nike Base.
Grand Island Primary Care Center: Medical offices have ribbon-cutting
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Called the most comprehensive provider of medical services on Grand Island, the new Grand Island Primary Care Center celebrated a ribbon-cutting Thursday at its offices at 2608 Grand Island Blvd.
Gus Macker seeking volunteers
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island, for the first time, will be part of the Gus Macker Tour. The Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball event will be held Aug. 29 and 30 and will be located on Grand Island Boulevard.
Helping the Earth: Compost bins and rain barrels available from Erie County
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 07:00 am
If you have a garden, you can help your plants thrive by purchasing a rain barrel and a compost bin.
Thunder in the sky
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 04:30 pm
The Thunder of Niagara air show at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station offered tens of thousands of onlookers two days of airborne performers and ground displays this past weekend. The event returned after a four-year hiatus.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Canal Fest this weekend; 'Girl's Night Out' shopping fundraiser this Thursday
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 12:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Sonny, Cher and Dreyfus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 25, and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26, at the annual flea market at Canal Fest of The Tonawandas.