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Western New York Regional Economic Development Council supports new funding programs
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council met today and heard presentations regarding two new programs: the Western Region Corporation Downtown Revitalization Program and WNYREDC Agriculture Development Fund. Both are now accepting applications.
Hospice Run overtakes Center Street in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
More than 2,000 Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice 5K Dash/Walk participants hit the pavement in Lewiston on Saturday, creating quite a view from Artpark all the way to Porter on the Lake, where finishers vied for cash prizes and trophies.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Blue & Gold Carpet' event returns Sept. 26
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will roll out the "Blue & Gold Carpet" before the team's preseason game this Friday against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Fans will be able to see their favorite Sabres arrive at First Niagara Center and walk down the special blue and gold carpet before they hit the ice for the 7 p.m. game.
Dunkin' Donuts' Rainforest Alliance-certified dark roast blend now available
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 04:00 pm
Dunkin' Donuts' famous coffee lineup has a bold new addition as of today, as the brand's new Rainforest Alliance-certified dark roast coffee is now available at Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue dogs to attend NYPA Wildlife Festival
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 12:05 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. this Saturday, and Sunday as part of the New York Power Authority Wildlife Festival. HON will be located outside on "Dog Island." Volunteers invite the public to come meet Libby, Patches, Pluto and Tulip.
Mighty Niagara winners
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:50 am
Former Youngstown resident Matthew Glynn was the overall winner with a time of 1.17.06. The first female runner, Mindie Sawtelle, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, was fourth overall with a time of 1.21.10.
Sabres season ticketholders can donate CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game tickets to nonprofits
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced plans that will allow season-ticketholders to donate their tickets for the 2014 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game to local not-for-profit organizations.
Mutua to step down as dean of the UB Law School
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
University at Buffalo Law School Dean Makau Mutua is stepping down as dean, effective Dec. 19, after a seven-year tenure in which he introduced new law school programs in response to the changing legal marketplace, hired 22 new faculty, and led the school to its most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history.
A.G. Schneiderman issues consumer alert on ticket scams ahead of Derek Jeter's final games
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued tips to help consumers avoid potential scams ahead of Derek Jeter's final Major League Baseball games.
Key unites operations across New York into single cohesive region
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:40 am
KeyBank has announced it united the operations of its Western New York region, comprised of its Buffalo and Rochester markets, and its Eastern New York region, comprised of its Central New York, Capital Region and Hudson Valley markets, to form a new, single New York region.

Gary Quenneville, the current regional sales executive for the Western New York region, will lead the newly unified New York region. The new region has more than 3,000 employees covering 40 counties across the state, 232 branches, a technology center (Albany) and a contact center (Buffalo).

Jesse Metcalf, Anthony Anderson, Paula Deen and Big & Rich are guests on 'The Chew'
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 01:05 pm
"The Chew" welcomes Jesse Metcalf ("Dallas"); Anthony Anderson ("Black-ish"); celebrity chef Paula Deen and country music duo Big & Rich ("Gravity") during the week of Sept. 22-26.
NBC announces partnership with Nissan as exclusive auto sponsor of 'The Voice'
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 01:05 pm
NBC and Nissan's partnership will drive excitement, integration and unprecedented access for "The Voice" fans, extending across platforms through every phase of the show. It will include custom content featuring current season seven artists on-air, through social media and online via NBC.com.
Niagara Catholic High School announces new additions
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 01:05 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has announced four new additions to its staff this academic year: head boys basketball coach Giulio Colangelo, boys soccer coach Dave Socha, director of special events Kim Zenger and director of admissions and public relations Amanda Konopa.
Tickets available for 'Polar Bites,' pre-party
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 09:15 am
Tickets are now available for "Polar Bites 2015," a fundraising event benefitting the Buffalo Zoo. The popular wintertime event, presented by the Pro Zoo board, will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

Tickets also will be available for purchase at the "Polar Bites" pre-party taking place Thursday, Sept. 25.

Poll results: Lewiston residents overwhelmingly support keeping Lewiston Police Department
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 08:00 am
Message received.

In a recent poll on the Niagara Frontier Publications website, 95 percent of Lewiston residents ages 18 and older voted in favor of retaining the Lewiston Police Department.

Village of Lewiston Clerk Anne Welch retiring at month's end
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:05 am
The gatekeeper of all Village of Lewiston information is about to shut the door on a career that has spanned parts of four decades. Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch is retiring at the end of this month.
Senior health care topic of NYS Women
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women Inc. invites the public to hear Amy Boies-Riek at its Tuesday, Sept. 23, dinner meeting at Pane's Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.
Angel to Apple hosts 'Re-Construct Your Wardrobe' promotion
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique invites customers to stop by its "Re-Construction Zone" now through Friday, Sept. 26, and jump-start their fall fashions.
Beth Ceretto announces candidacy for Lewiston Town Board
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Lifelong Lewiston resident Beth Ceretto this week announced her candidacy for the Lewiston Town Board, vowing to "work toward the greater harmony needed to move Lewiston forward."
Carl Paladino speaks to Lew-Port students, comments on Center Street property
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Carl Paladino was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Lew-Port Academy of International Business & Finance "Blender" inside the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 'Last chance' to qualify for community arts, arts education, individual artist grants
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced one final "last chance" information session for the 2015 New York State Council on the Arts regrants (DEC grants). The session will take place Monday at noon at 95 Perry St., 5th Floor, Buffalo. Applications are due at noon Oct. 10.
NC Sheriff's Office sets coffee get-together
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:50 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office invites area residents to attend an unusual get-together next week. NCSO deputies and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. Local residents are invited to stop by "Coffee with a Cop."
NU Family Business Center kicks off 12th year
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:45 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center officially begins its 12th year Tuesday, Oct. 7, with a breakfast forum at Giancarlo's, 5110 Main St., Williamsville (Tony Walker Plaza). The event begins at 7:30 a.m.

The topic of discussion will be "Why Big Data is Important to Your Company's Future." The keynote speaker is Anna McNab, Ph.D., assistant professor of MIS at Niagara University.

To register for the breakfast forum, call 716-286-8160 or email [email protected] RSVP by Oct. 2. There is limited seating for this event.

Mighty Niagara Half Marathon returns Saturday
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:45 pm
Organizers of the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K to benefit Niagara Hospice are expecting one of the largest turnouts yet when the event kicks off at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Artpark.
Niagara County sheriffs participate in state training
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:40 pm
Forty-five law enforcement supervisors from 30 sheriffs offices around the state attended the 17th annual Law Enforcement Division Supervisor's Continuing Education Program at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs.
Town of Niagara adds full-time police officer
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:35 pm
The Town of Niagara on Tuesday beefed up its police staff and equipment, as well as aired a beef with the county on lack of support for the increased needs of the town's police department due to business development.
Fashion Outlets expansion to open in October
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
Macerich, one of the nation's leading owners, operators and developers of major retail properties, announced this week that Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will open the doors of its planned expansion on Thursday, Oct. 23.
Baskets for heroes
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
The Gold Star family of late Wheatfield resident Army Spc. Alan N. Dikcis held a basket auction to benefit the nonprofit Western New York Heroes Inc. during the final Motorcycle Cruise Night of the summer at VOZ Cycle City.
Lewiston Police Blotter for Sept. 20, 2014
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, Sept. 8, to Sunday, Sept. 14, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 89 response calls during this period.
The Vault: A unique nightclub with comforts of your local pub
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
Located at 8676 Buffalo Ave., in the heart of the LaSalle District of Niagara Falls, stands The Vault, a unique nightclub with all the comforts of your local pub.
Celebrate fall in Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:25 pm
The Town of Wheatfield will hold its second annual Fall Festival and Farmers Market from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, on Town Hall grounds, 2800 Church Road.
Virtuoso honored by Cristoforo Colombo Society
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:25 pm
Sylvia Virtuoso, deputy supervisor/town clerk of the Town of Niagara, is among the honorees for the Cristoforo Colombo Society Annual Columbus Day Dinner Dance, according to Ernest Lucantonio, president.
Kid-friendly Band-Aid drive underway to support RPCI
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
If Luke Gworek has his way, no kid will have to go home from the hospital with a sad-faced Band-Aid ever again.
Obit: Noreen E. O'Connell
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
Noreen E. O'Connell, 64, of Lewiston died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, after a lengthy illness, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: Tribute Garden to honor victims of domestic violence
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
The Western New York Tribute Garden, in honor of domestic violence victims, is being dedicated in Tonawanda's Isle View Park.

The Zonta Club of Grand Island is not only helping to establish the garden, it is issuing a challenge to other Island service groups: Help in any way you can to make this Tribute Garden a success - so it can have a beneficial effect on women, their families and our community.

Sweet ride
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
Northgate resident Tom Burrock, a former mechanic from Wheatfield, was all smiles as he cruised around town in a 1974 Eldorado that was on display at the facility's recent fifth annual car show.
Sludge Free Alliance meeting well attended
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
Approximately 100 concerned citizens from communities throughout Western New York attended an informational seminar on Sept. 14, sponsored by Western New York Sludge Free Alliance and held at the Frontier Volunteer Fire Co. firehall in Wheatfield.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Sept. 12, 2014
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 183 calls from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Sept. 12, 2014
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
The following incidents occurred from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 38 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 1,035 calls so far this year. Last year at this time, the GIFC had responded to 992 calls.
'Cooking for Cancer' raising money one nickel at a time at Bottle Junction
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
Jessica Flash, left, and Allyson Nemeth received a check from Josh Pabon, assistant manager of Bottle Junction. The money comes from patrons of Bottle Junction who decide to donate their bottle deposits to "Cooking for Cancer."
 


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