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Seneca Gaming Corp. partners with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to keep employees healthy
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
For many, leading a healthier lifestyle is a popular New Year's resolution. For Seneca Gaming Corp., it's an ongoing commitment to the company's 4,000 employees.
Poloncarz announces 2016 Community Development Block Grant awards
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2016 Community Development Block Grant application.
NU Theatre presents annual Short Play Festival
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 07:10 pm
From Jan. 22-24, NU Theatre's annual Short Play Festival makes for a fascinating dose of theater - and a great entertainment bargain.
Queen City Roller Girls begin 10th season Saturday at RiverWorks
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 07:00 pm
The Queen City Roller Girls will kick-off 2016, and their 10th season, at 2 p.m. Saturday inside RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo.
Judith Nolan Powell to receive Bishop's Medal
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 07:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has announced Judith Nolan Powell was chosen as a recipient to receive the Bishop's Medal for the Diocese of Buffalo.
Andy Grammer, Jay Leno to perform at Fallsview Casino in April
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 06:50 pm
Acclaimed platinum-selling recording artist Andy Grammer kicks off April's concert lineup with a two-night appearance at Fallsview Casino April 1-2 (9 p.m.)
Amy Adams, Jaimie Alexander, Mel Gibson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Channing Tatum Golden Globe presenters
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 06:45 pm
Veteran host Ricky Gervais returns for the fourth time to host the high-profile ceremony, which will air Sunday, Jan. 10, live coast to coast on NBC with the pre-show from 7-8 p.m. EST, and main telecast from 8-11 p.m. from the Beverly Hilton.
Grand Rapids YMCA is first building to adopt universal design standards
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 06:40 pm
Advances in science and medicine are making it easier for people of all ages and abilities to get around. But how do you design a new building to ensure it serves the needs of all users? Inclusive design can make that happen.
HEAP outreach gathers steam in suburban, rural centers
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is already seeing success in a new partnership with the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and community organizations designed to make it easier for county residents to access Social Services programs.
Local organizations work together to help homeless
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:25 pm
Staff members from the Dale Association recently created a "giving tree" out of items needed by Lockport CARES Inc.
Niagara University makes first appointment to endowed pre-health program director position
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:20 pm
Niagara University has appointed Dr. William Cliff to its first-ever endowed faculty position.
'Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising' debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Christian albums chart
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:15 pm
Several of the world's most renowned worship leaders came together to write and record "Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising," which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian albums chart and reached the top 5 overall after its Jan. 1 digital release. Physical copies of the album will be available Jan. 29.
With help from Yahoo fund, Empower hearing clinics new and improved
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:05 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, is moving its hearing clinics to the agency's headquarters at 9812 Lockport Road, in the Town of Niagara.
Parents' Choice Award winner Douglas Love named CEO of Explore & More
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:00 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum has named Douglas Love to the position of CEO. Love, a seasoned leader and innovator in children's entertainment and educational programs, was identified for the Children's Museum by the Buffalo-based firm of Performance Management Partners in a local and nationwide search.
Niagara County legislators take oaths in Wheatfield
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 08:25 pm
In Wheatfield, in a triple swearing-in ceremony, former Niagara County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross administered the oath of office to his successor in the County Legislature, Legislator Becky Wydysh of Lewiston, as well as re-elected incumbents David E. Godfrey and Kathryn Lance.
NCCC a top school in Military Advanced Education & Transition's Guide to Colleges and Universities
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 07:35 pm
Military Advanced Education & Transition has awarded Niagara County Community College the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, which measures best practices in military and veteran education.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction running until Jan. 11
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 01:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction that is currently running on auction.NHL.com until 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
First baby of 2016: Welcome to the world
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
Brooke Aubrey Mort was the first baby of 2016 born at the Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Primanti Bros. sending sandwiches to Buffalo Bills front office
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
Primanti Brothers is celebrating the Pittsburgh Steelers victory today by sending its "Almost Famous" sandwiches to Buffalo as a thank you to the Bills for overcoming the New York Jets -allowing the Steelers a chance at the postseason.
Knights of Columbus farmers breakfast
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
The Knights of Columbus will hold an all-you-can-eat farmers breakfast from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at 755 Erie Ave, North Tonawanda.
Donations needed for Community Missions annual Sweetheart Dinner
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
Community Missions Inc. will hold its 19th annual Sweetheart Dinner Friday, Feb. 5, at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center. In order to make the event a success, the agency is in great need of basket donations.
Buffalo Sabres recall forward Schaller
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forward Tim Schaller from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Aquarium of Niagara's 'Conservation Conversation' series concludes Jan. 9
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
In November, the Aquarium of Niagara instituted a new, three-part conservation lecture series titled "Conservation Conversation." Jajean Rose-Burney will give the third and final talk in the series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9.
Happy New Year indeed: Powerball Jackpot increases to $400 million for Wednesday's drawing
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:50 pm
The start of 2016 brings the possibility of untold riches as the jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing hits $400,000,000.
Blackley Glynn to head new publicity company focusing on travel and lifestyle brands
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:00 pm
A new public relations and social media agency for the travel, hospitality, culinary and luxury lifestyle industries has been formed in Western New York and South West Florida.
Jastrzemski sworn in as Niagara County clerk
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 08:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski was sworn into office today in a ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse, vowing to "make everyone proud" of the quality of services that will be provided by his office.
Niagara Area Foundation awards more than $55,000 in grants to county organizations
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 01:20 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation announced grants totaling more than $55,000 were awarded to nine Niagara County nonprofit organizations in 2015.
Students helping students at St. Peter's R.C. School
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 01:10 pm
Fourth-graders at St. Peter's R.C. School had an opportunity to practice their reading skills while also spreading holiday cheer when they read Christmas stories to the school's pre-K 4 class. Fourth-grade teacher Ann Yarussi led her class in the activity.
The CW gives viewers an exclusive look across DC Comics with two all-new specials
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 01:00 pm
It's a full night of action from DC Comics Tuesday, Jan. 19, as The CW presents two all-new half-hour specials, "DC's Legends Of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now" (9 p.m.), and "DC Films Presents: Dawn Of The Justice League" (9:30 p.m.), which features the world premiere of the new trailer for the upcoming feature film "Suicide Squad."
'Sunday Night Football': NFC North championship on the line when Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers host Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 01:00 pm
The NFC North title will be decided on NBC Sports' "Sunday Night Football" this weekend when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (10-5, NFC North) host Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (10-5, NFC North) at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
UB: Five research-approved resolutions to get your new year off to a strong start
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 01:00 pm
Dieting, working out, keeping in touch with friends. It's a new year, but the same old resolutions always seem to crop up.
Trips with Pets: Top 5 'Pet New Year's Resolutions' for 2016
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 01:00 pm
TripsWithPets.com surveyed pet parents and asked them what resolutions they've made for 2016 relating to their pets. Here are the top five 2016 "Pet New Year's Resolutions."
'Shark Tank' companion series 'Beyond The Tank' returns Tuesday on ABC
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 01:00 pm
Watch as the sharks roll up their sleeves to help their entrepreneurs make the tough decisions that hopefully lead to success, growth and profits in "Beyond the Tank," the companion series from the producers of the Emmy-award-winning reality series "Shark Tank."
Poloncarz sworn in for second term as Erie County executive
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 12:35 pm
Mark C. Poloncarz was sworn in Friday for his second four-year term as Erie County executive at an event held in the Ceremonial Court House of Old Erie County Hall in the City of Buffalo.
Town of Lewiston: Residents question executive session with French Landing interests
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Monday's regular meeting/final audit session of the Lewiston Town Board saw a fair amount of discussion from residents - far beyond the range of the expected financial matters.
Youngstown businesses to hold 'Fitness Day' events
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 07:00 am
With a new year at hand comes a renewed call for healthy lifestyles. Youngstown businesses are getting to the act with "Fitness Day" events taking place Saturday, Jan. 9, at select Main Street addresses.
Obit: Rita Thurnherr
Fri, Jan 1st 2016 07:00 am
Rita A. Thurnherr, 67, from Port Charlotte, Florida, originally born in Buffalo, peacefully passed away at the Tidewell Hospice House Dec. 22, 2015, at 2:20 a.m. after an eight-year battle with lung cancer.
GOP Women's Club holds luncheon
Fri, Jan 1st 2016 07:00 am
The GI GOP Women's Club met for a Christmas Luncheon at the Riverstone Grill at the corner of East River and North Colony roads on Dec. 16.
Niagara County Manager Glatz set to resign March 31
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 08:50 pm
Niagara County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz submitted his resignation today, effective the last day of March 2016, preparing for a departure from the post he has held for five years.
Clock tower bell at restored Old Erie County Hall to ring New Year's Eve for first time in approximately 30 years
Thu, Dec 31st 2015 08:50 pm
The celebration of renovations at the restored Old Erie County Hall at 92 Franklin St., in the City of Buffalo, will continue tonight when the clock tower bell of the public building rings for the first time in roughly three decades.