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Rochester Amerks sign Patrick Kaleta to AHL contract
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 04:20 pm
The Rochester Americans announced today the team signed forward Patrick Kaleta to a one-year American Hockey League contract. Kaleta will attend Buffalo Sabres training camp on a professional tryout (PTO).
Lewiston Country Fair charms anew
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 07:20 am
It's right there tickling at the edge of your mind. You know you've seen this object before, part of a Lewiston building or landmark. But where?
Can You Help? Craig Burns fundraiser
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 07:00 am
Friends and family of Craig Burns announced a benefit will be held in his honor from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Shawnee firehall, 3747 Lockport Road in Sanborn.
Arctic Edge exhibit opens at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:40 pm
There's a lot to see in the Buffalo Zoo's new Arctic Edge exhibit ... but its star is one particular 450-pound diva: Luna.
Peach Queens are Pizza Queens
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:40 pm
Earlier this week, the Peach Queen contestants paid a visit to Favorites Pizza, where Chuck and his staff treated each to a free "I Love Favorites" T-shirt and gift cards for pizza.
Village of Lewiston, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours owner eye floating breakwall to counter wakes
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Though Village of Lewiston residents have noticed less wake turbulence on Water Street, there is still room for improvement.
Village of Lewiston: Paladino plan update, public hearing Monday
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
In drawings submitted Thursday to the Village of Lewiston, portions of Ellicott Development's proposed plaza have changed significantly. The northern building, No. 3, is now a two-story unit. The third floor is gone and, instead of 26 apartment units spread over two floors, the sketch calls for 13 two-bedroom dwellings on the second floor.
No surprises in Lewiston primary
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Unofficial primary election results from Lewiston:
Deputy honored by N-W school board
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Before business started at last Wednesday's Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting, board members took a few minutes to honor a special guest.
A match made at Gateway Harbor
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:15 pm
The 90-degree weather lately is expected to cool to a more moderate 70-something by this weekend ... just in time to avoid chocolate soup.
Wheatfield: Residents pack meeting on compressor station
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:15 pm
Health, noise, wildlife issues and more have been major concerns for Pendleton residents about a 22,000-horsepower gas compressor station that National Fuel is looking to build in the town, and close to the Wheatfield border. That has a lot of people from both communities furious and looking to fight to send National Fuel's idea far away.
Traffic pattern changes in Falls
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:15 pm
Traffic pattern changes started Friday on the Robert Moses State Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls, Niagara County, the state Department of Transportation announced recently.
6 new stores planned for Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:15 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA in the Town of Niagara will grow by six new stores this fall.
Grand Island: Gus Macker happy about Gus Macker tourney
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:10 pm
Gus Macker himself was pleased with Grand Island's first hosting of the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament.
Detectives arrest two for stealing $1K in groceries
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports members of the Detective Bureau arrested two females involved Aug. 11 with a grand larceny at Tops Market on Grand Island.
Computer and Electronic Recycling Day set for Saturday
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds residents that the county is hosting a free Computer and Electronic Recycling Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at GM Tonawanda Engine Plant No. 1, 2995 River Road, between Sheridan Drive and Edgar Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda.
Two more rabies clinics offered in September
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health, in collaboration with the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society, the Medaille College Veterinary Technology program and the SPCA serving Erie County, is holding two more free rabies vaccination clinics in September.
Elderwood hosts second Cruise Night
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:00 pm
Elderwood of Grand Island turned back the clock for its residents by hosting its second annual Cruise Night Sept. 2.
Obit: Donald R. Bachert
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:55 pm
Grand Island resident Donald R. Bachert entered into rest Sept. 4, 2015.
Education leader visits O/N BOCES
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:55 pm
The state's top education official returned to her Western New York roots last week with a visit to a number of local school districts - capped off with a stop at Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Career and Technical Education Center in Sanborn.
For a limited time, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood offering rare look at new Batmobile from 'Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice' before its big screen debut
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
In anticipation of the March 2016 release of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood recently debuted the newest incarnation of the Batmobile in its Picture Car Vault (for a limited time only), as part of its special Batman exhibit.
Natalie Cole cancels concert at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino regrets to announce the Natalie Cole performance scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19 has been cancelled.
Erie County social services to launch SNAP call center
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
Erie County Department of Social Services Commissioner Al Dirschberger has announced the launch of a new supplemental nutrition assistance program ("SNAP") call center designed to help families on nutrition assistance to resolve service issues more quickly. Residents are now directed to call 716-858-7239 to get quick assistance with their SNAP case.
Domestic Violence Tribute Garden nears completion
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:20 pm
The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women ("ECCSW") and the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry ("Parks"), in conjunction with local domestic violence agencies and service providers, have announced the official opening of the Domestic Violence Tribute Garden at Isle View Park will take place with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 26.
Aquarium of Niagara: Riding the Wave
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara scored with its16th annual Winds Waves and Wines fundraiser at the Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls Thursday night.
Niagara Falls: Golisano Center taking shape on 10th Street
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
The walls are going up fast and interior electrical work has begun as the future Golisano Center for Community Health takes shape on the 10th Street side of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts global runners
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has gone global. Runners from countries around the world including England, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, Austria and Ethiopia, will soon travel to Western New York to "run with the river" in this one-of-a-kind race that has grown tremendously since its 2009 inception.
'Dancing with the Stars' season premiere Monday
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, Monday, Sept. 14 (8-10:01 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Niagara Small Business Development Center offering free business workshops
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 08:15 pm
The Niagara Small Business Development Center, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas and the North Tonawanda Library are sponsoring free business workshops for local business owners.
'Food Network Star' winner Eddie Jackson's primetime series, 'BBQ Blitz,' premieres Friday, Oct. 9
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:20 am
"Food Network Star" season 11 winner and former NFL player Eddie Jackson goes primetime this fall with his new six-episode series, "BBQ Blitz," premiering Friday, Oct. 9 (10:30 p.m. ET/PT).
Office of Mental Health receives $1.4 million grant for suicide prevention services in Western New York
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:20 am
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced Thursday it received a $1.41 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to reduce suicide in Western New York.
SBA recognizes SBDC's 35th anniversary, contributions to nation's small businesses
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:20 am
Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet of the U.S. Small Business Administration commended the Small Business Development Center program, the largest SBA-supported counseling and training network, on its 35 years of service to the American people.
BBB says look before you buy tickets to Sunday's sold-out Bills game
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
With the continued excitement of a new coach, new quarterback and several new players, Buffalo Bills fans wasted no time buying up season and single tickets, passing the 60,000 season ticket sales mark for the first time in franchise history.
Buffalo Sabres sign Cody Franson
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Cody Franson to a two-year contract.
Winning couple announced on 'Home Free'
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Wednesday, after eight weeks of grueling drill-down challenges, decrepit houses, dedication, drama and tears, Ben and Kasey Kelley are the grand prizewinners of "Home Free."
Higgins: $640,000-plus for NFTA's Amherst-Buffalo corridor study
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority will receive a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation totaling $640,765 for its Amherst-Buffalo corridor study.
Higgins: $2.97 million for American Apprenticeship Initiative of Western New York
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $2,975,884 in federal funding for Western New York through the U.S. Department of Labor's American Apprenticeship Grants Program. The grant will support the American Apprenticeship Initiative of Western New York under the leadership of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
Cuomo announces nearly 10-percent increase in summer state park and campground attendance
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced New York state parks, historic sites and campgrounds hosted another successful season, with nearly 38.6 million estimated visits from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The state park system saw a 9.6-percent increase in attendance from the same summer period in 2014.
Big Daddy Weave: 'My Story Tour' set to kick off Sept. 17
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 12:30 pm
Big Daddy Weave, one of Christian music's biggest headlining artists, is hitting the road once again for the "My Story Tour," set to kick off Sept. 17 in Quincy, Illinois. Featuring Jason Gray and Citizen Way, the tour will run through Nov. 22, hitting 27 cities across the U.S.
Tops Markets signs on as official sponsor of 'The Rex Ryan Show'
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 04:40 pm
The unusual pairing of Tops CEO Frank Curci with Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan in a television commercial is just one of the many interesting features associated with the naming of Tops Friendly Markets as the presenting sponsor of the "The Rex Ryan Show" - the newest Buffalo Bills-themed television series.
 

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