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American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Greater Niagara to hold kickoff Saturday
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 09:30 pm
Organizers of the American Cancer Society's all-new Relay For Life of Greater Niagara will hold a kickoff event Saturday to announce this year's event. It will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at the Niagara Power Vista's Community Room, 5777 Lewiston Road.
Sanford's Niagara collection 2014 update published
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 09:30 pm
The Niagara County Historian's office has announced the publication of a new book that takes readers back almost 140 years to an era when Victorian architecture, steam-powered machinery and large, prosperous farms were common sights in Niagara County.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital announces medical staff officers
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 03:50 pm
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, consisting of more than 250 members, has elected Frank R. Laurri, M.D., as its president. Other officers include Mark S. Mieth, M.D., as vice president, and Jerome C. Andres, M.D., as secretary-treasurer.
MWBE certifications hit fast track following agreement between Erie County, New York state
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 12:50 pm
The Erie County Division of Equal Opportunity Employment has announced that, following a multiyear effort, a "fast track" agreement has been reached between the County of Erie and City of Buffalo Joint Certification Committee and Empire State Development that will allow expedited state certifications for minority- and women-owned business enterprises that are already certified with Erie County and the City of Buffalo.
Five things families with college-bound students should consider
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 12:50 pm
Transitioning to college life can be difficult on both students and families. From new expenses to a new lifestyle, being prepared for what lies ahead can help you avoid common bumps in the road.
Brighten winter meals with vibrant seasonal ingredients
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 12:50 pm
Following a healthy eating plan doesn't mean eating the same dish every day. In fact, as the seasons change, so should your meals and their ingredients, as each season offers a unique variety of fresh produce.
Buffalo Sabres assign Phil Varone, Matt Ellis to Rochester Americans
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres have assigned forwards Phil Varone and Matt Ellis to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Niagara Catholic senior wins courage award
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:35 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has announced Daniel Aguiar, a senior at Niagara Catholic, is the recipient of the Doug Matteson Courage Award.
'Tablescapes' 2015 benefits Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic will host its biennial "Tablescapes" fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road at Genesee Street.
Nominations now open for Arts Services Initiative of WNY's Spark Cultural Awards
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:15 am
Nominations are now open for Arts Services Initiative of Western New York's second annual Spark Cultural Awards, taking place May 20 at the Hotel @ The Lafayette.
Michaels, Collinsworth, Dungy and Harrison weigh in on Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:05 am
The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will meet in Super Bowl XLIX on NBC Sunday, Feb. 1, at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Buffalo's Lake Effect Furies holding annual chili cook-off
Mon, Jan 19th 2015 11:05 am
The Queen City Roller Girls' internationally ranked all-star travel roller derby team, the Lake Effect Furies, wants your chili. They want your spicy, savory or sweet chili. Make it a meat-lovers or strictly vegetarian; either is OK - these roller derby skaters want it all.
FOX: Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens to star as Sandy and Rizzo in 'Grease: Live'
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 03:30 pm
Fox Broadcasting Company and Paramount Television announced today superstar singers, dancers and actresses Julianne Hough ("Safe Haven," "Dancing with the Stars") and Vanessa Hudgens ("High School Musical") have been cast in leading roles in "Grease: Live" (working title).
Mandela address, community service activities highlight MLK celebration at NU
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 03:25 pm
A presentation by Ndaba Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela, underscores a week's worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
'A Celebration of Vietnamese New Year Traditions' at Castellani Art Museum
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 10:45 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University hosts "A Celebration of Vietnamese New Year Traditions" at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 1.
Wilson Supervisor Joe Jastrzemski announces candidacy for Niagara County clerk
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 10:45 am
Citing his record of cutting government spending while still providing superior services, Town of Wilson Supervisor Joe Jastrzemski has announced his candidacy for Niagara County clerk.
Sheriff's Community Police Academy taking applications
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the free Sheriff's Community Police Academy will take place on Thursdays, from Feb. 26 to May 28, at the Niagara County Public Safety Building, 5574 Niagara St. Extension, Lockport.
Spotlight on Business: New York Fish House: Third generation of Muto family offers unmatched fish fries
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
Jim Thomson invites readers to try a fried or grilled fish dinner at his family's New York Fish House, conveniently located within the City Market in Niagara Falls.
Town of Lewiston reorganizes
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board got down to business for 2015 with the setting of a number of approvals, confirmations and appointments for the coming year at its Jan. 5 reorganization meeting.
Town of Porter zoning law issue brought to board's attention
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
If a commercialized business was operating near your home, in an area that doesn't allow that, how would you handle it?
Museum of disABILITY History hosts 'Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom'
Sat, Jan 17th 2015 07:00 am
A "Dialogues on disABILITY" workshop, "Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders in the Classroom," will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Museum of disABILITY History.
Dave Majewski's work on Urban Habitat Project earns EPA honors
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in presenting David Majewski with the EPA's Environmental Quality Award.
NCCC holds 18th annual Tech Wars
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:15 pm
Niagara County Community College held its 18th annual Tech Wars competition for middle and high school students Wednesday at the college, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
New snow leopard at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes Grace, an adult female snow leopard to its collection.
NBC signs development deal with musical legend Dolly Parton
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:35 pm
NBC has signed a development deal with Dolly Parton, one of the most honored female country musicians of all time and an American icon.
Stories of courage and love from Underground Railroad come to NBC for 8-hour epic miniseries 'Freedom Run'
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:35 pm
NBC is bringing both the heartbreaking and uplifting stories during one of America's most tumultuous periods to television in adapting author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Betty DeRamus' acclaimed book "Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From the Underground Railroad" as an epic eight-hour miniseries titled "Freedom Run."
Zachary Levi on board for highly anticipated 'Heroes Reborn'
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:35 pm
Zachary Levi is making his long-awaited return to television in NBC's upcoming event miniseries "Heroes Reborn" to play a key, yet undisclosed role.
Anne Hathaway and Ryan Seacrest on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:35 pm
Kelly and Michael sit down with "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest, and rock band Fall Out Boy performs for the "LIVE" audience.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara launches annual campaign to support community needs
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara will officially launch its 2015 annual campaign Jan. 21. The goal is to ensure everyone in Western New York has access to vital community programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
Buffalo Zoo reintroduces 'Warm Up With the Cold-Blooded' event
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Warm Up with the Cold-Blooded" event Saturday.
NBC presents three weekends of figure skating
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm
Beginning this Saturday at 5 p.m. ET, NBC presents three consecutive weekends of figure skating, highlighted by live coverage of the U.S. Figure Skating Championships featuring the pairs', ice dance, ladies' and men's free skate competitions.
NTCC announces new board members
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announced the appointment of Ron Droegmyer, Barbara Hughes, Duncan Ross and Doni Taube to four hospitality and tourism seats on the organization's board of directors. Anthony Brindisi was appointed to a general business seat
Buffalo Sabres assign Zac Dalpe to Rochester Amerks
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 02:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres assigned forward Zac Dalpe to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office updates software
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
New World Systems is helping the Niagara County Sheriff's Office increase its information sharing and intelligence-led policing (ILP) efforts to better serve communities.
Outstanding and voided checks questioned at school board meeting
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield School Board's first meeting of the new year Jan. 7 ended quickly, with all agenda items passed in just under 20 minutes after an extended executive session.
Cobblestone scope passed
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
Wheatfield's Town Board passed a final scope for the Cobblestone Creek subdivision's draft Environmental Impact Statement at a special meeting held Monday, attended by residents of Errick and Lemke roads, as well as a representative of developer Gary DiMatteo of Rosal Homes.
Belden Center repairs on the way
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:05 am
Drainage and road repair work at the Belden Center in the Town of Niagara could happen much sooner and quicker than expected, according to information shared at the Jan. 7 Town Board work session.
NCCC offering free business workshops
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center, Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union and Lockport Main Street Inc. are sponsoring free workshops for local business owners this spring.
Town of Niagara: Lee Wallace begins term as supervisor
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 10:00 am
Prior to Wednesday's Town of Niagara's work session, Lee Wallace was sworn in as the new supervisor, to finish out the term started by Steve Richards, who resigned last spring. (photo by Rob Clark)
NYPA Power Vista celebrates 'A Century of Black Life, History and Culture' with special exhibit, theatrical program
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority is seeking participants to take part in a special exhibit during Black History Month beginning Feb. 2 at the Niagara Power Vista, the admission-free visitors' center at the Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road.