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Zonta presents yellow roses
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Zonta Club of Grand Island Board Member Joanne Kud, right, presents yellow roses to Cornerstone Manor Compliance Manager Anna Isom, left, and Director Annette Slaughter, center, for distribution to the women who live at the homeless shelter in Buffalo.
Sept. 2 set as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on Grand Island
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its regular meeting Monday, March 21, to proclaim Sept. 2 of every year as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on the Island.
Zonta Fashion Show and Luncheon is April 17
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Tickets are going fast for the annual Zonta Fashion Show and Luncheon. The event is Sunday, April 17, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and luncheon is at 12:30 p.m.
Island Ship Center expansion heralds 10-year anniversary
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Just in time for their company's 10-year anniversary, Seema and Fahim Mojawalla of the Island Ship Center are near completion of a major business expansion.
Christina Crane is new Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce sales and marketing manager
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:35 am
Christina Crane made a name for herself locally as she helped launch successful promotional campaigns for the Lewiston Stone House and the Lewiston Event Center. Now, she's looking to shine a spotlight on more of the area's businesses and attractions.
Winner & new champion: Readers vote Linda's Catering Company 'Best Fish Fry'
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:00 am
Linda's Catering Company won Niagara Frontier Publication's fifth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, ending The Beach House's three-year reign. Chef Linda Brown, serving out of Elks Lodge No. 346 (next to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA), received 19.9 percent of the 316 reader votes to take the title.
Chamber Gala: Ron Winkley is Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced the Town of Lewiston supervisor and council chose Ron Winkley as the 2016 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
Planning underway for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
One neat event in coming months is the Great Contraption Race, a great on-river happening with the proceeds going to benefit the programs of the Lewiston-based It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Viva San Giuseppe at Casa Antica
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
Casa Antica held its annual St. Joseph Day table Sunday in the Village of Lewiston. As usual, diners in the crowded restaurant had their fill of different pizzas and breads, as well as seafood, pasta and numerous desserts.
Alexa Foundation names Lahrache exec. director
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
The board of directors of the Lewiston-based It Happened to Alexa Foundation has announced the recent appointment of Sandra Lahrache to the position of acting executive director.
Village of Lewiston OKs new entryway for St. Peter's
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 10:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston approved a handicap-accessible addition for St. Peter's R.C. Church and School at Monday's monthly board meeting. The renovation will take place on the west side of the building, facing North Sixth Street.
Buffalo Sabres: Fan Appreciation Night set for April 8
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans for Fan Appreciation Night, presented by ADPRO Sports, which will take place on April 8 during the team's final home game of the 2015-16 regular season.
Buffalo Sabres ink forward Eric Cornel
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Eric Cornel to an entry-level contract.
Obit: Ramona M. Blackmore
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 12:35 pm
Grand Island resident Ramona M. Blackmore, a longtime schoolteacher, entered into rest Monday, March 14, 2016, at the age of 95.
'Key to Locks' Award honors Lockport Canal lockmaster Joel Beyer
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:50 am
Joel Beyer, longtime Erie Canal lockmaster in Lockport, has been named winner of the 11th annual Key to the Locks Award. Beyer will receive the award from Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey in an 11 a.m. ceremony, Saturday, May 7, at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St.
Grammy Award-winning 'American Idol' winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood to perform on series finale
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:15 am
"American Idol," the cultural phenomenon that changed the face of television and created some of today's biggest music stars, will kick off a three-night grand finale week on Tuesday, April 5 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), with "American Idol: American Dream."
'American Idol': MacKenzie Bourg, Trent Harmon, Dalton Rapattoni, La'Porsha Renae top 4 finalists
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:15 am
Thursday night on "American Idol," the top four finalists were announced: MacKenzie Bourg, Trent Harmon, Dalton Rapattoni and La'Porsha Renae. After America's vote was revealed, Sonika Vaid was eliminated.
sixstepsrecords and Passion release 'My Victory (Feat. Crowder)" live video in celebration of Good Friday and Easter
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:15 am
In celebration of Good Friday and Easter, Passion has released the live video for "My Victory (Feat. Crowder)," a song that proclaims the power and triumph of the cross. Passion band will perform the impactful anthem, along with current single "Remember," this Easter Sunday, March 27, on "FOX & Friends."
Department of Health awards $450,000 grant to Memorial Medical Center for innovative post-hospital care program
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:15 am
The New York State Department of Health awarded a $450,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support the continuation of a successful program that ensures better post-hospital care while reducing hospital re-admissions and nursing home stays.
Whirlpool stairs replacement work to begin
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:10 am
Beginning on Tuesday, March 29, the stairs into the Niagara Gorge at Whirlpool State Park will be closed as work to replace them begins. The stairs are expected to be closed through July.
Hippity and hoppity
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 10:45 am
The Lewiston office of RealtyUSA recently held its annual "Hop In" at 505 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. The public was invited to enjoy hot dogs, chips, cookies, a coloring contest, candies, egg decorating and, of course, the Easter Bunny!
Wheatfield: Town to apply for state funds on behalf of Jacob's Ladder
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 10:00 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted Monday to apply for $100,000 in state funds on behalf of Jacob's Ladder, an exercise equipment manufacturing company that is moving from North Tonawanda's Wurlitzer building to the vacant, former Motorad building at 6292 Walmore Road in the Town of Wheatfield.
Discover 'Titanic Connections to the Niagara Frontier'
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 09:55 am
Children and adults can uncover more "Hidden History" as the Niagara History Center's family night series explores "Titanic Connections to the Niagara Frontier," 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas to host Women's Expo & Boutique
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 09:55 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Women's Expo & Boutique will offer a day of pampering from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware St., Tonawanda.
NCDC honorees recognized for outstanding commitment
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 09:55 am
The Niagara County Democratic Committee's Recognition Brunch was held Saturday, March 19, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Niagara Falls.
NOCO donates to Buffalo City Mission
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 09:50 am
NOCO Express launched a Code Blue fundraising campaign at its 31 Western New York stores to benefit the Buffalo City Mission. NOCO customers generously donated $7,148 by purchasing "Code Blue" paper snowflakes from Feb. 16-28.
Steve Tasker hosts self-leadership experience at Canisius College
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 03:35 pm
The Canisius Center for Professional Development and the School of Education and Human Services at present "Steve Tasker's Self-Leadership Experience," a three-day leadership camp for high school-age students.
Stewards of Children training to be offered in Niagara during Child Abuse Awareness Month
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 03:35 pm
One in 10 children will be sexually abused by the age of 18, with 90 percent abused by someone known. Make a difference in protecting children by registering for one of the six Stewards of Children trainings being held in Niagara during the month of April.
AAA: History of falling increases crash risk by 40 percent for older drivers
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 03:25 pm
Older drivers with a history of falling are 40 percent more likely to be involved in crashes than their peers, according to a new study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Niagara University holding conference on racial and social justice
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 01:25 pm
Niagara University will host the "Fostering Racial and Social Justice Conference" on its campus April 15-16.
NYS: Taxpayers can receive refunds faster by choosing direct deposit
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 01:25 pm
New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Jerry Boone reminded all New York state taxpayers that the fastest and safest way to receive their income tax refunds is by having them directly deposited into their bank accounts.
Colvin Cleaners launches 11th annual 'Gowns For Prom' promotion to benefit high school girls in Western New York
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 01:15 pm
It's almost that time of year when young high school ladies start thinking about their prom and what dress they might possibly wear to the big event. Well, for the 11th straight year, Colvin Cleaners of Kenmore is helping to make that choice a little easier and less stressful for these young women.
LCA reveals BNFF schedule for Lewiston Film Festival
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 01:05 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts and the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival are partnering to present the Lewiston Film Festival on April 1 and 2 at the Barton Hill Hotel and Spa, 100 Center St., Lewiston.
'#bFair2DirectCare' campaign comes to Niagara County
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 12:50 pm
On March 18, members of local agencies, direct care professionals and people with developmental disabilities came from across Niagara County to Empower Children's Academy in the Town of Niagara in effort to make their voices heard in Albany as fiscal year 2016-17 state budget negotiations come to a conclusion.
'The Voice': Adam calls Alisan Porter 'the Jordan Smith of this season' following 'Battle Round' win
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 08:05 am
At the conclusion of Monday's episode of "The Voice," coach Adam Levine said Alisan Porter is "the Jordan Smith of this season." He likened the former actor and "Curly Sue" star to the season nine champion, whose high notes made him the frontrunner from his blind audition through the finale.
Historic Holy Trinity to celebrate thrift store's 5th anniversary
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Community Thrift Store and Donation Center at Historic Holy Trinity, 1419 Falls St., Niagara Falls, is celebrating its fifth anniversary of giving back to the community.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara marks midway point of annual campaign
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 05:20 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has hit the midway point of its annual campaign journey. Officials noted it is 74.8 percent to its overall goal of $725,000.
Complete Senior Care PACE participants pay it forward to Roswell patients
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 05:20 pm
Sometimes in life, it's the little things that matter most. Participants in Niagara's Complete Senior Care (CSC) Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) take that sentiment to heart.
Niagara Jet Adventures open for 2016 season
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
Youngstown's Niagara Jet Adventures was first on the water this year, opening for the 2016 season on Tuesday.
USA Niagara board acquires Hotel Niagara, will issue RFP to develop hotel
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 03:55 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met today and approved the acquisition of 201 Rainbow Blvd. - the historic Hotel Niagara - for the purpose of issuing a request for proposals for the complete renovation of the architecturally significant property.