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Schneiderman comments on fast food strikes in New York and nationwide
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the fast food worker strikes taking place today in at least 190 cities across the country:
2015 illumination schedule released; Mark Thomas selected chair of Niagara Falls Illumination Board
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:40 pm
At the most recent Niagara Falls Illumination Board meeting, members selected Mark Thomas as their newest chair.
Elderwood Service Excellence award presented
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:10 pm
Tonya Stumpo, a registered nurse from Niagara Falls, is one of three recipients of Elderwood's 2014 Service Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to staff who promote Elderwood's mission to provide quality care.
Niagara Catholic feeds families
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's Campus Ministry Department collected food throughout the month of November.
German-American Christmas celebration
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
The Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY will celebrate Christmas with a program at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6168 Walmore Road in Wheatfield.
VOZ CYCLE City holds toy drive
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
VOZ CYCLE City is holding a bicycle/toy drive for WNY Heroes. Customers drop off toys and local businesses donate bicycles. So far, 22 bicycles and four tricycles have been collected.
Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on Higgins' FANS Act
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing today to examine the Furthering Access and Networks for Sports (FANS) Act introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and in the Senate by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and John McCain.
Grand Island Town Board: 2015 budget passed
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board passed a 2015 town budget at its Nov. 17 meeting that includes tax increases in the general fund and fire protection budget and raises for elected officials.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island family escapes fast-moving residential fire
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:05 pm
At 8:19 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Grand Island firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the Palumbo residence on Broadway.
Huth Road Elementary School Peace Garden dedication
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
A memorial to the students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be dedicated at the Huth Road Elementary Choral Concert Thursday, Dec. 4.
Kaegebein Elementary School 4th-graders celebrate Colonial Day
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
Katherine Chadwick's fourth-grade class at Kaegebein Elementary School celebrated Colonial Day Tuesday, Nov. 25.
The Cellular Connection running food drive
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless retailer in the U.S., has announced that 300 of its stores will donate and volunteer at local food banks through its "Stop the Hunger" initiative this holiday season in a joint effort with its customers.
Obit: James E. Tranter
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:55 pm
James E. Tranter passed away Oct. 18 at his home in Ocala, Florida. Jim was a longtime resident of Grand Island. He was an employee of DuPont in Niagara Falls for 18 years. He retired in 1998 and moved to Florida.
Heart of Niagara's adoptable dogs at Grandpaws Pet Emporium, Oh My Dog Grooming this weekend
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present this weekend during the Lewiston Christmas Walk festivities.
AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge winners announced
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.
Blake Shelton to perform 'Lonely Tonight' on 'The Voice'
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Blake Shelton, the reigning and five-time CMA male vocalist of the year, will perform "Lonely Tonight," his new single with Ashley Monroe, on the Monday, Dec. 8 telecast (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's Emmy Award-winning series "The Voice."
Higgins announces $45,000 USDA grant for project aimed at expanding farm-to-school program at Buffalo Public Schools
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo Public Schools will receive a $45,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Discussion on Buffalo's 'renaissance' coming to Niagara University
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
How real is the Buffalo "renaissance?"
Ceretto announces new district office location
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced his district office has moved to 800 Main St., Suite 2C, in Niagara Falls.
Light up the holidays without lighting up your electric bill
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 07:00 am
The holiday season will soon be ablaze with lights and festive displays of all shapes and sizes. As you contemplate just how many lights to put up this year, National Grid wants you to know you can do so without adding dramatically to your energy bill.
'American Idol' winner to join Big Machine Label Group roster, which Includes Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 08:15 pm
Scott Borchetta, president and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group and one of the most successful forces in the music industry today, has joined "American Idol XIV" as mentor to help shape the career of the competition's winner.
Higgins announces House passage of ABLE Act
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced today the House of Representatives approval of H.R. 647, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act). This legislation creates tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. Higgins cosponsored the legislation.
New York State Parks sets agency 'Cyber Monday' record with $2 million in sales
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced its two-day "Cyber Monday" promotion sold more than 15,000 three-year Empire Passports and generated more than $2 million.
To raise funds for mission to Haiti, UB medical students hold silent auction
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
A woman who was hemorrhaging three weeks after a stillbirth was taken to a hospital to be treated. Another woman with advanced lymphoma was admitted to the hospital and treated for the first time. A teenage boy's first physical exam revealed a life-threatening heart murmur.
Schneiderman announces resources to aid homeowners and consumers impacted by Buffalo-area snowstorm
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 06:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today met with local leaders in Buffalo and announced he is making a network of housing counselors and legal services providers available to help area residents resolve issues with insurance companies and mortgage providers following extensive home damage from record snowfall.
St. Peter's students celebrate season of giving
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 12:10 pm
The students of St. Peter's R.C. School in Lewiston kicked off the season of giving by creating shoeboxes filled with gifts for Samaritan's Purse/Operation Christmas Child recipients around world.
Florida Georgia Line, MAGIC! and Idina Menzel join Taylor Swift on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 11:55 am
Florida Georgia Line, MAGIC! and Idina Menzel will perform live for more than 1 million fans in Times Square as part of the lineup on "New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015."
Jeff Foxworthy, Michael Bolton, Eddie Money headline March entertainment lineup at Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:55 am
Seneca Resorts & Casinos announced the March entertainment lineup will include performances at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino by "redneck" comedian Jeff Foxworthy and '80s rocker Eddie Money.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue presents 3rd annual 'Heart To Heart Fundraiser' 'A Taste of The Niagara Region'
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:55 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's third annual Heart to Heart fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Toys for Tots aims to make spirits bright around Erie County
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:50 am
For the third year in a row, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's "Toys for Tots" campaign has found a holiday home with employees in Erie County office buildings and visitors to this year's "Santaland." It will accept donations of new, unwrapped toys at both locations.
Give the gift of 'Opportunity'
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:50 am
Give the gift of "Opportunity" this year. The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is offering a unique holiday present. For the cost of a $30 ticket, participate in a game with 365 chances to win more than $20,000 in prizes while supporting people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in Niagara County.
Syfy celebrates holiday season with 20th annual New Year's Eve 'Twilight Zone' marathon
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:50 am
Syfy will celebrate the holiday season with the original movie "Christmas Icetastrophe," a Christmas Day disaster film marathon, and the 20th annual New Year's Eve celebration of Rod Serling's legendary series "The Twilight Zone," which will take viewers into a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity.
Reba returns: 'Queen of Country' performs at Fallsview Casino in March
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:50 am
One of the most successful female recording artists in history, Reba McEntire has sold more than 56 million albums worldwide and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame.
Poloncarz statement on passage of 2015 Erie County budget
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:50 am
On Tuesday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued the following statement following the Erie County Legislature's unanimous approval of an amended 2015 Erie County budget:
A decade of diamonds: Fallsview Casino Resort Hotel awarded CAA/AAA Four Diamond award 10 years running
Wed, Dec 3rd 2014 09:45 am
For the 10th consecutive year, Fallsview Casino's luxury 374-room hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, has been granted the coveted Four Diamond honor from CAA/AAA.
Law enforcement donates $2,000 to fight domestic violence
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
October was Domestic Violence Awareness month. On Oct. 26, the Niagara County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association held its third annual 5K run and "Kids Fun Run" to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence.
Niagara Catholic blood drive saves lives
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School brought in Unyts' community blood service unit Nov. 6. Student organization, TAG, or "transplant awareness group," sponsored the blood drive.
Dunkin' Donuts launches partnership with Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots in Western New York
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
Dunkin' Donuts today announced its partnership with one of America's most iconic holiday toy collection drives through a third-year initiative with the United States Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program in Western New York.
Higgins: $107,500 in grants for Western New York art community
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins today announced the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has awarded $107,500 in federal grants to the Western New York art community. These grants support artistic excellence, creativity and innovation among local artists.
Buffalo Sabres: Gorges activated from IR; McCormick placed on IR
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forward Tim Schaller from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. The team also activated defenseman Josh Gorges from the injured reserve list and placed forward Cody McCormick on IR.