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Town of Lewiston: Garfinkel tops Cecconi in clerk's race
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 10:25 pm
Acting Town of Lewiston Clerk Donna Garfinkel defeated challenger Regina Cecconi in Tuesday's Republican Party primary election. Garfinkel was the top vote-getter at all five polling places en route to a 435-275 victory.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Youth Ambassadors recognized at picnic
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:55 pm
At its annual President's Picnic, Aug. 20, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce recognized its 2013-14 Youth Ambassadors for Service and welcomed its 2014-15 Youth Ambassadors.
Golden Age Center receives van through grant
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:55 pm
The Golden Age Center has a new van, paid for with a Community Development Block Grant approved by the Erie County Legislature.
Grand Island natives inducted into Buffalo Wing Hall of Fame
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:55 pm
The recent National Buffalo Wing Festival honored a native Grand Island family that has built a restaurant chain with blood, sweat and tears, and lots of Frank's hot sauce and Marie's blue cheese.
Obit: Beatrice L. Hillock
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:50 pm
Beatrice L. (née Hardy) Hillock, a longtime resident of Grand Island, entered into rest Aug. 26 in New Port Richey, Florida.
Obit: Karen C. White
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:50 pm
Karen C. White, entered into rest Aug. 30, 2014. She was a resident of Grand Island.
Obit: Esther B. Lozo
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:50 pm
Esther B. Lozo passed away Aug. 26, 2014, peacefully at home under the care of her loving family at the age of 100. Esther was a lifelong Grand Island resident.
The Band Perry to perform tonight on 'Fashion Rocks' on CBS
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:50 pm
Award-winning superstar sibling trio The Band Perry will perform tonight at 9 p.m. as part of the 2014 "Fashion Rocks" concert live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Final three home cooks to compete for 'MasterChef' title
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:45 pm
Judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot announced final top three contestants on America's No. 1 cooking competition series, "MasterChef": Elizabeth Cauvel, an advertising executive from Brooklyn; Leslie Gilliams, a stay-at-home dad from Malibu, California; and Courtney Lapresi, an aerial dancer from Philadelphia.
A.G. Schneiderman statement on release of Apple's iPhone 6
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:35 pm
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman today issued the following statement on Apple's new iPhone 6:
UB announces agreement to sell former EOC building
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
FNUB Inc., an affiliate of the University at Buffalo Foundation, has entered into an agreement to sell the former Educational Opportunity Center building, 465 Washington St., to Ciminelli Real Estate Corp.
Cooking Channel explores rare and unconventional in new series 'Offbeat Eats with Jim Stacy'
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Chef Jim Stacy is known for doing things his way, whether it is his clever takes on traditional foods or his famous corndogs - the "Fryinstein Monster" and the "Bananas Foster Corndog." Now, Cooking Channel takes viewers inside the head of this eccentric trailblazer with "Offbeat Eats with Jim Stacy," premiering Friday, Oct. 17, at 9:30 p.m.
Buffalo Common Council President Pridgen unveils Buffalo City Mission expansion plans
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Buffalo Common President Darius Pridgen announced the Buffalo City Mission's ambitious plans to eliminate homelessness in Buffalo by 2020, and also discussed further advancements for the city's green code. The City Mission's new development project will provide housing and human services that are in line with the Homeless Alliance of Western New York's 10-year plan to end homelessness.

The City Mission's plans mainly focus on the much-needed expansion of its current over-capacity, one-story facility on Tupper Street. The project calls for a three-story, redeveloped campus that will supply more living space and needed services for guests of the mission struggling with homelessness.

Niagara University holds blessing and dedication of Gacioch Center
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Niagara University held a ceremonial opening and blessing of the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center Tuesday morning.
Empire State Development announces strategic implementation assessment team, schedule of round 4 Regional Council presentations
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:20 pm
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams has announced the membership of the 2014 strategic implementation assessment team, which will review the 2014 progress reports and round four proposals submitted by the 10 Regional Economic Development Councils.
BBB warning: School districts nationwide receiving phony invoices; some paying hundreds for books never ordered
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:00 pm
Just in time for back to school, scam artists are targeting school offices with tricky business. Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is warning school districts to be on the lookout for phony invoices from Scholastic School Supply.
Veterinarian and pediatrician groups issue reminder about risk of Lyme disease in humans and pets
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 06:00 pm
Even during the last weeks of summer, it's important to remember children and pets are at greater risk of being infected with Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases such as anaplasmosis, ehrlichiosis or Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Pegulas to purchase Bills
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 03:05 pm
Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are set to become the next owners of the Buffalo Bills.
ESPN, WGRZ reporting Pegulas to purchase Bills
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 01:10 pm
Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his wife, Kim, are set to become the new owner of the Buffalo Bills, per reports issued today by WGRZ and EPSN.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Pegulas have a tentative agreement to buy the Bills. WGRZ Sports Director Adam Benigni said he has two sources indicating the Bills reached an agreement with the Pegulas.

NBC launches live-action virtual-reality experience for 'The Voice'
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 07:00 am
To promote the return of "The Voice," NBC has created "The Voice 360: Be the Coach" fan experience.
Fall open houses at Niagara University
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University will open its doors to prospective undergraduate students twice this fall.
Fathers encouraged to attend statewide 'Dads Take Your Child to School Day' on Sept. 16
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 07:00 am
Two state agencies that serve New York's families have encouraged fathers and significant male caregivers to participate in "Dads Take Your Child to School Day" on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The annual event helps fathers across New York engage in their children's education.
Diana Krall headlines new additions to November entertainment at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:25 pm
Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall will cap off November entertainment at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. Krall will perform inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center Nov. 29.
'Countdown to Miss America' gives unprecedented look behind the scenes of 2015 Miss America Competition
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:20 pm
For the first time in its 60-year television history, The Miss America Organization is allowing cameras to broadcast live in the hour leading to its famed competition.
16 culinary all-stars compete in first-ever 'Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage' tournament
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:20 pm
Food Network hit "Cutthroat Kitchen" goes all-star this fall, with 16 elite chefs competing in the five-episode, mayhem-filled "Cutthroat Kitchen: Superstar Sabotage" tournament under the watchful eye of host Alton Brown.
Auto art on display at NACC
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:20 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has announced its second auto art exhibition will take place in the Main Art Gallery, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. "Auto Art: Artists & Mechanics Showcase" runs Friday Sept. 12, through Saturday, Nov 15. The exhibit will feature 20-30 artists inspired by "the American love affair with the automobile."
7-Eleven invites entrepreneurs to free franchise sales seminar
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:20 pm
If the idea of managing your own business with the support of the world's largest convenience retailer is appealing, mark your calendars. 7-Eleven Inc. is presenting a free franchising sales seminar Thursday, Sept. 18. It will take place from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the 7-Eleven Training Center, 1100 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca.
Buffalo History Museum announces annual Red Jacket Awards recipients
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
The board of managers of The Buffalo History Museum has named community leader and philanthropist Mary Ann Kresse winner of its Red Jacket Award. The board will present the award at an annual dinner and ceremony at the museum Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m.
An afternoon of art at Museum of disABILITY History
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Calling all art and film enthusiasts: On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Museum of disABILITY History will present its latest "Person First Forum," hosted by Starlight Studio, Art Gallery director Carrie Marcotte, teaching artist Maggie Parks, and six participating artists.
Co-inventor of nicotine patch to visit UB, discuss smoking treatments
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Jed E. Rose, Ph.D., renowned smoking researcher and co-inventor of the nicotine patch, will visit the University at Buffalo Thursday to discuss new methods for smoking cessation.
UB sports law expert Nellie Drew discusses her love of teaching, law and the Buffalo Bills
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
University at Buffalo Law School adjunct professor Nellie Drew is the utility player of sports law.
Ransomville Manor hosts unique ice bucket challenge
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Members of Ransomville Manor recently took part in a different form of ice bucket challenge. The adult home facility primarily has a mental health population and, as such, volunteers took the plunge to raise awareness for mental illness.
Tops Friendly Markets introducing 'Price Lock Guarantee' on hundreds of items
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, announced it is introducing "Tops Price Lock Guarantee" on hundreds of regularly purchased items sold at stores beginning Sept. 7 and running through Nov. 1.
Faith Community Church picnic
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Faith Community Church is hosting its annual picnic from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be a giant blow-up slide for children, games for all ages, music and food (hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages).
Lewiston-Porter students begin school year
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
On a sunny, warm Wednesday morning, students from Lewiston-Porter joined thousands of others from public and parochial schools across Niagara County to mark the start of the 2014-15 school year.
Town of Lewiston: Sanchez seeks Town Board seat
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
David Sanchez has announced his candidacy for the Lewiston Town Board. Sanchez has received the support of the Town of Lewiston Democratic Committee and is seeking the endorsement of the Niagara County Democratic Committee.
Gleaning volunteers needed
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara is in need of volunteers interested in rescuing produce that would otherwise go to waste, helping the food insecure/hungry, and keeping Niagara County produce local.
Geissler to speak at Arts Guild
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Susan Geissler, a nationally known sculptor of historic monuments, will speak at the Niagara Arts Guild meeting Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dale Association, Room 127, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Annual Lewiston Country Fair returns next Saturday
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department together with the Lewiston Garden Club is sponsoring the 18th annual Lewiston Country Fair on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St., during the Community Yard Sale.
Artist studio tour comes to Lewiston
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
A new resident is organizing an artist studio tour in Lewiston during the second weekend of September. During the tour, various artists in the community will open their workspaces to the public.