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Kyle Okposo signs 7-year deal with Buffalo Sabres
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 05:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Kyle Okposo to a seven-year contract.
Billy Sheehan brings new band, The Winery Dogs, home to Buffalo
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 05:20 pm
Bass legend Billy Sheehan returns to the area on Tuesday at The Tralf with his latest project, The Winery Dogs, a powerhouse supergroup featuring Richie Kotzen and Mike Portnoy.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: KidBiz 20th anniversary
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:50 pm
Sales were as hot as the weather Saturday for some of the young businesspeople at the 20th annual KidBiz in the Town Commons.
Obit: Wendy L. Duignan
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:45 pm
Wendy L. Duignan, Ph.D., died June 21, 2016, in Buffalo.
Obit: Gloria Diringer
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:45 pm
Gloria Diringer (née Askey) entered into rest June 28, 2016.
Obit: The Rev. Edwin H. Sprague
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:45 pm
The Rev. Edwin H. Sprague, a retired Presbyterian pastor, died on Friday, June 17, 2016.
Planning continues for Olde Sanborn Days
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:35 pm
The 26th annual Olde Sanborn Days Arts and Craft Show, hosted by the Rotary Club of Niagara County-Central, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at the Sanborn Fire Co. grounds.
Who likes fireworks? Event schedule
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:35 pm
Residents can enjoy a host of family-friendly activities this long weekend, from barbecues to public firework displays.
North Tonawanda children's memorial breaks ground
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:30 pm
North Tonawanda's Children's Memorial Garden, also known as the Children's Remembrance Gardenwalk, is finally becoming a reality for parents who have lost children.
Hillsong UNITED to unveil live visual album 'Of Dirt And Grace — Live From The Land'
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:25 pm
Incorporating breathtaking imagery from Israel, platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED will debut "Of Dirt And Grace - Live From The Land" beginning July 15. It's a live visual take on songs from the band's best selling record "EMPIRES."
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 62nd class
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:25 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 62nd class during a ceremony held Friday at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Happy Fourth of July: 'Pride in the Park' to offer Independence Day festivities
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 04:00 pm
A new event will blast off Sunday in the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park. "Pride in the Park" will feature community activities and entertainment beginning at noon and extending throughout the day and evening.
Recent changes in state policy results in thousands more Erie County households eligible for SNAP benefits
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
Erie County residents earning between 130 percent and 150 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program benefits, effective July 1.
Sabres Street HockeyFest returns Aug. 21
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced registration is now open for Street HockeyFest 2016. The popular street hockey tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 21.
New York bald eagle conservation plan completed
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a new, comprehensive conservation plan to manage New York's population of the bald eagle.
Scholarships available for Artpark Art Camp
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
Thanks to a contribution from LB Mason Fine Arts and artist Philip Burke, Artpark is offering 17 partial scholarships in the amount of $100 for the July sessions of Art Camp.
Sabres announce 2016 development camp schedule
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team's schedule for its annual summer development camp, from July 6-12 at HARBORCENTER. All on-ice sessions will be held at HARBORCENTER for the first time this year after four years at First Niagara Center.
With 'cancer moonshot' leaping forward, Higgins invites Biden to visit Roswell Park
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is reaching out to Vice President Joseph Biden, formally inviting the leader of the "cancer moonshot" initiative to see first-hand the outstanding cancer research happening right here in Western New York at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
UB Research Pharmacy open to assist WNY faculty, scientists with clinical trials
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 11:45 am
For researchers hoping to provide medication to their study participants during clinical trials, sorting through the myriad regulations can be a headache.
FASNY: Leave fireworks to the professionals
Fri, Jul 1st 2016 07:00 am
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the traditional displays of fireworks. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to enjoy a professional fireworks display, rather than attempt to use these dangerous devices themselves.
Buffalo Sabres re-sign Jake McCabe, Cole Schneider
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 09:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Jake McCabe to a three-year contract extension. They also signed forward Cole Schneider to a one-year, two-way contract.
Syfy renews original drama series '12 Monkeys' for third season
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 04:50 pm
Syfy has renewed its critically acclaimed drama series "12 Monkeys" for a 10-episode season 3 order, with new episodes expected to air in 2017.
NU formalizes partnerships with Niagara Falls, Lew-Port school districts
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 03:30 pm
A memorandum of understanding signed Thursday formalized longstanding partnerships between Niagara University and the Niagara Falls and Lewiston-Porter school districts.
UAW, AT&T, WNY community help Cell Phones For Soldiers provide troops and veterans with free calls home
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 03:20 pm
Local United Automobile Workers members and its veterans committee teamed up with AT&T to help collect more than 1,500 gently used mobile devices over the past three months, which will now be donated to Cell Phones For Soldiers.
'The Voice' blind auditions to air during Rio Summer Olympics on NBC
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 03:00 pm
Capitalizing on the highly anticipated Rio Olympics, NBC will air special original half-hour episodes of the network's No. 1-rated comedy, "Superstore," and TV's No. 1 reality series, "The Voice," on Friday, Aug. 19, and Sunday, Aug. 21 (the night of the closing ceremony), respectively.
Ortt to sponsor local blood drive to keep donations from declining during summer months
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 02:45 pm
In an effort to boost blood donations during a time when they can be low, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt is partnering with the American Red Cross to sponsor a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, at Cornerstone Arena in Lockport.
AAA: Americans taking more trips than ever this Independence Day weekend
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:40 am
AAA projects nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend. This represents the highest Fourth of July travel volume on record and 5 million more travelers compared to Memorial Day weekend.
Grill safely this barbecue season: AAA reminds grillers to be mindful of safety
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:40 am
According to the National Fire Protection Association, June and July are the peak months for summer grill fires, with nearly 9,000 fires each year caused by grills, hibachis and other barbecues.
UB pharmacy school launches first pre-pharmacy summer camp for high school students
Thu, Jun 30th 2016 10:20 am
High school students from across the nation will get a glimpse of the pharmacy profession through the first University at Buffalo pre-pharmacy summer camp.
Buffalo Sabres extend Casey Nelson
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 05:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Casey Nelson to a two-year contract extension.
Buffalo Zoo lion pride continues to grow
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes the birth of three African lion cubs to first-time mother Lusaka and Tiberius, now a father of four.
Michael Phelps, Allyson Felix headline NBC Sports' Olympic trials coverage in swimming, track and field this week
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 04:20 pm
NBC Olympics continues its extensive coverage of the U.S. Olympic trials with live coverage of the track and field and swimming competition over July 4th weekend across NBC, NBCSN, NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app.
Niagara Falls: 'Summer In Your City' schedule announced
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 04:20 pm
The City of Niagara Falls is hosting and promoting community events throughout the months of July and August. The "Summer In Your City" Series features outdoor events within the city's parks and waterways.
With eye toward opioid epidemic, Niagara County adds pharmaceutical drop-off sites
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 02:40 pm
With the nation's attention on an epidemic of opioid abuse, New York State Sen. Robert G. Ortt announced the addition of new drop-box locations for residents throughout the county to dispose of unwanted and expired drugs. He spoke at this morning's official opening of the North Tonawanda drug collection site.
Higgins pushes for direct pedestrian access to Canadian GO Train service
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is advocating for a direct binational pedestrian connection to accommodate Canadian GO Train passengers and better facilitate cross-border tourism.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2016 preseason schedule
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's 2016 preseason schedule. The team will play seven games, including two home games at First Niagara Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
Chainsaw Art at Olde Sanborn Days
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:30 pm
Once again, Lewiston Council on the Arts will join the festivities at the Olde Sanborn Days Arts & Crafts Show. The 26th annual event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, July 10.
DEC advises anglers to be on the lookout for lake sturgeon in Great Lakes, Oneida Lake
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminded anglers to be aware of spawning lake sturgeon in New York's Great Lakes waters, Great Lakes connecting channels, and in tributaries of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, Finger Lakes and Oneida Lake.
New York's Mega Millions jackpot increases to $415 million for Friday
Wed, Jun 29th 2016 12:25 pm
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is $415 million. The $25 million jump from Tuesday's jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Collins announces nearly $180,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 03:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced the Erie County Soil & Water Conservation District has been awarded nearly $180,000 in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding by the Great Lakes Commission. The grant was awarded for a project to reduce phosphorus and sediment in the Cayuga Creek watershed.