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Mental health subject of May 11 conference
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:05 pm
The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly (CASE) will hold its 27th annual spring professional networking conference, "Shining the Light on Mental Health," from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.
FASNY: More than 500 fire departments have signed up for RecruitNY
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 12:10 pm
With just under two weeks to go, more than 500 fire departments across New York have now signed up to participate in RecruitNY, which will take place on the weekend of April 23-24. RecruitNY is a major initiative designed to increase membership in volunteer fire departments across the state.
Grammy-nominated rock band RED receives RIAA gold certification for album 'End of Silence'
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 12:10 pm
Grammy-nominated rock band RED has received its second RIAA gold certification for its album "End of Silence," which was the group's Essential Records debut.
Erie County, partners observe Earth Month with sale on rain barrels, compost bins
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 12:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and the Western New York Stormwater Coalition are collaborating to promote water conservation and composting by making compost units and rain barrels available to local residents, helping to reduce stormwater runoff and promote home composting for more nutrient-rich soils.
Erie County preliminarily closes 2015 with balancing amendments, funding designations
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 10:25 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Monday Erie County anticipates ending 2015 with a positive budget variance of more than $18 million, which he said is the result of prudent budgeting, savings from cost containment, reductions in spending, and favorable results such as lower Medicaid costs stemming from provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
Dolly Parton opens Artpark season in special outdoor concert event Sunday, June 12
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark welcomes country music legend and pop culture icon Dolly Parton in a special amphitheater concert event at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 12 (gates at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets ($77-$22) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15.
Domestic violence grant awarded to district attorney's office during National Crime Victims' Rights Week
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 09:45 am
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced his office will continue to be a leading resource for victims of domestic violence and their children after receiving funding for another year through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the federally funded Violence Prevention Services Act.
Local public libraries evolving to meet the needs of their communities
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 09:05 am
This week, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System joins public libraries in communities nationwide to celebrate dynamic changes that are happening in today's libraries. April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the significant and changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.
Buffalo Sabres assign three players to Rochester
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 09:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday the team assigned forwards Evan Rodrigues and Cole Schneider, and goaltender Linus Ullmark to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Sabres recall goaltender Ullmark
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
HART of gold
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:10 pm
Local celebrities pitched in Saturday at the Home Assistance Referral Team benefit inside the Lewiston Event Center. The HART fundraiser featured live music and food, bowling and games for those in attendance.
Ceretto announces anti-poverty initiative for City of Niagara Falls
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 09:10 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced he supported a robust anti-poverty initiative for Niagara Falls in the 2016-17 state budget.
Wild Kritters hosts 10th annual basket raffle
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 09:00 am
Wild Kritters of Niagara County welcomes readers to its 10th annual basket raffle, to be held from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the 3F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown.
Kathie Tim honored as Secretary of the Year
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Kathie Tim, the Grand Island Central School District athletic secretary, has received the 2016 Athletic Administrators Association Secretary of the Year Award from Section VI of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. She was recognized at the NYSPHSAA conference in Saratoga Springs in March.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Lupita Nyong'o, Common visit 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Chris O'Donnell talks about the series "NCIS: Los Angeles," and Cedric The Entertainer chats about the film "Barbershop: The Next Cut." Plus, this season's winner of "American Idol," Trent Harmon, performs for the "LIVE" audience.
Tedeschi Trucks Band two-night run in Buffalo
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Tedeschi Trucks Band - "Let Me Get By 2016" Tour at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8. Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers will be the opening act for both nights.
Fall in love (with jazz!): Tickets available for annual Lewiston Jazz Festival fundraiser
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The festival fundraiser is set for Sunday, April 24, at Water Street Landing in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston set to debut new boardroom
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston are anticipating holding April's monthly meeting inside a new Red Brick Municipal Building boardroom. Work is finishing up inside the former office of attorney Paul Grenga, just across the hall from the clerk's office.
Lew-Port to present budget Tuesday
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education continued budget development discussions this past Tuesday, reaching consensus on appropriations and revenues. The board will meet again on Tuesday, April 12, to present this year's plan to the public and adopt the final budget.
Chamber Gala: Robert Monroe is Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Robert "Bob" Monroe was chosen by Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and trustees as the 2016 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year.
'Dessert and Wine in the Stacks' to benefit Youngstown Free Library
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host the seventh annual "Dessert and Wine in the Stacks" bake sale fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 15, at the Youngstown Free Library, 240 Lockport St.
Lewiston Spring Fling celebration returns April 24
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
Spring has arrived in Lewiston and, with it, the 21st annual Lewiston Family Spring Fling. The celebration of winter's end - a time to renew old friendships and make new ones - is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
National Pay Equity Day features 'unhappy hour' event
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women will present an "unhappy hour" in honor of Pay Equity Day at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at Big Ditch Brewing Co.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Mallwitz's Island Lanes, Kud, Islettes' Elite Majorettes to receive Citizen of the Year awards
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will honor seven individuals, organizations and businesses as the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Grand Island Town Board: Amended law if passed would restrict recreational trapping
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The latest version of a proposed amendment to town code would essentially ban sport trapping of wildlife on town-owned land, prompting supporters of recreational trapping to complain the Grand Island Town Board had caved in to trapping opponents.
Grand Island: Council says 'Thank you' to town employee
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a certificate of appreciation to a town employee who is "always willing to go above and beyond to secure the safety of our seniors."
Grammy Award-winning Ludacris, superstar Ciara to host 2016 Billboard Music Awards live on ABC
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 09:00 pm
dick clark productions and ABC announced today the 2016 Billboard Music Awards will be hosted for the third year in a row by Grammy Award-winning recording artist Ludacris. First-time host and international recording artist Ciara will join him.
End hunger ... one step at a time: Community Missions to host 'Walk for Niagara'
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 09:00 pm
Community Missions will host its annual "Walk for Niagara" on Saturday, April 30, at Whirlpool State Park.
Jeremy Camp debuts 'Christ In Me' music video
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 08:55 pm
Grammy-nominated Jeremy Camp has introduced the official music video for "Christ In Me," available globally today.
Kindness matters at Lockport CARES homeless shelter
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 08:55 pm
6-year-old Violet, the granddaughter of one of the Lockport CARES volunteers, wanted to help the children at the shelter.
John Kasich to discuss politics on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 08:50 pm
Republican presidential hopeful John Kasich will return as lead guest on the Thursday, April 14, episode of "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Kasich previously appeared on Late Night on Sep. 22.
Simone Biles, Aly Raisman headline Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 08:50 pm
Competing for the U.S. are 2015 World team gold medalists Simone Biles, a three-time world all-around champion; Aly Raisman, a two-time Olympic gold medalist; and Brenna Dowell.
Oakwood Cemetery announces 2016 board of directors
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 08:50 pm
On March 9, the Oakwood Cemetery Association held its annual membership meeting and board of directors election.
'Star Wars': Mark Hamill and Kathleen Kennedy announce 'Force for Change'
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 08:50 pm
Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and "Star Wars" veteran Mark Hamill announced a new campaign sponsored by CrowdRise in support of "Star Wars: Force for Change," an initiative that inspires people to make a positive impact on the world.
'Search for the Sound of Smokin Joe's' April 22 at Native Center in Niagara Falls
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 08:45 pm
Smokin Joe's Native Center in downtown Niagara Falls is searching for a talented "house band" with a rockin' country flavor.
3 extra days to file your taxes: Standard April 15 deadline extended
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 02:00 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today reminded taxpayers they can take three extra days to file both their federal and state income tax returns this year. The deadline is extended to Monday, April 18, because Washington, D.C., will celebrate Emancipation Day on Friday, April 15.
Art auction to benefit NACC
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 01:40 pm
The popular event will take place with live bidding at 6 p.m. Sunday at Wine on Third in Niagara Falls.
Donation drive for Mario's Pet Food Pantry
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 01:20 pm
Girl Scout Troop No. 70145 reminds residents it will sponsor a donation drive from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 9, to benefit Mario's Pet Food Pantry. This event will be held at Grandpaws Pet Emporium at 402 Center St., Lewiston.
Obit: Betty T. Adams
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 01:15 pm
Betty T. Adams, 91, a Town of Lewiston resident for almost 60 years, passed peacefully under hospice care on March 30, 2016, after a brief illness.