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Law enforcement agencies to carry Special Olympics Flame of Hope throughout WNY communities this week
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 10:20 am
For the 29th year in New York, law enforcement officers will carry the Special Olympics torch throughout various communities leading up to opening ceremonies at the State Summer Games. The cauldron will be lit June 5 in Brockport, signifying the opening of the 2015 Games.
Ortt introduces legislation that strengthens criminal penalties for work zone crashes
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 10:20 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has introduced measures to help protect workers in active work zones, and deter erratic and distracted driving in these zones. Recently passed in the Senate, the bill (S2975) would strengthen criminal penalties for motorists driving recklessly in work zones.
Youngstown residents encouraged to submit ideas
Fri, May 29th 2015 06:25 pm
Do you have an opinion on ways to improve Youngstown? Let it be heard.
Dog meets world: Niagara SPCA finds new ways to introduce adoptable dogs to potential 'forever homes'
Fri, May 29th 2015 06:05 pm
Walking down the halls of an animal shelter filled with dog kennels can be a little intimidating. Stuck in a small space with enough room to move around, but not to run and surrounded by strangers, a dog in a kennel can get pretty excited when it sees a new face walking by.
Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show set for June 20
Fri, May 29th 2015 10:00 am
A Grand Island tradition returns Saturday, June 20, in the annual Grand Island Fathers Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
North Tonawanda: Pappas announces lineup for 'Rockin' On The River' concert series at Gratwick Riverside Park
Thu, May 28th 2015 09:00 pm
Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced the lineup for the free, four-concert series "North Tonawanda's Rockin' On The River" at Gratwick Riverside Park. Shows will be held Fridays, July 10, 17, 31 and Aug. 7. The featured acts include USS, SOJA, Lou Gramm, and Warren Haynes with Railroad Earth.
Buffalo Sabres hire Dan Bylsma as head coach
Thu, May 28th 2015 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Dan Bylsma has been hired as the 17th head coach in franchise history. With 479 total games coached during six NHL seasons, Bylsma becomes the most experienced head coach to join the Sabres since the team hired Scotty Bowman in 1979.
NPH, Bublé, Piers and Wayans to guest judge 'America's Got Talent' beginning Tuesday, July 14
Wed, May 27th 2015 07:00 pm
Stage and screen star Neil Patrick Harris, Grammy Award winner Michael Bublé, former "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan and actor, comedian and producer Marlon Wayans will serve as guest judges on NBC's "America's Got Talent," joining judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel to determine which 36 acts will move on to the live performance shows at Radio City Music Hall.
More notable musicians, athletes and authors added to K-LOVE Fan Awards
Wed, May 27th 2015 07:00 pm
Steven Curtis Chapman, Brett Kern, Michael Tait, Ashley Smith, Thomas Davis, Brian Bosworth, Benjamin Watson, Alex Kendrick and Blanca have been unveiled as the final group of diverse presenters to appear at the 2015 K-LOVE Fan Awards, hosted by "FOX & Friends' " Elisabeth Hasselbeck and actor Kirk Cameron.
Electrifying EDM violinist Lindsey Stirling brings one-of-a-kind show to Artpark
Wed, May 27th 2015 06:40 pm
There is no human being who does what Lindsey Stirling does, combining classical, romantic violin with earthy folk images, foot-stomping electronic dance music and good, old-fashioned rock 'n' roll.
Frontier House hits the market
Wed, May 27th 2015 04:05 pm
The historic Frontier House in Lewiston is officially on the market.
Tour of Kitchens combines tasty food, tablescapes
Tue, May 26th 2015 03:30 pm
The seventh annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 and 7 in Lewiston and Youngstown.
Deputy Lewiston Supervisor Briglio seeks top post
Tue, May 26th 2015 02:25 pm
Deputy Town of Lewiston Supervisor Mark J. Briglio announced his candidacy for town supervisor Tuesday. He intends to succeed Dennis Brochey, who is not seeking re-election.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey will not seek second term
Tue, May 26th 2015 02:25 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election this November. He and his wife have decided to spend more time with family.
Board of Associates of Mount St. Mary's sponsors annual 'A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life'
Tue, May 26th 2015 11:20 am
In celebration of Father's Day and National Men's Health Month, the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital is sponsoring the 13th annual "A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life" - a free prostate cancer screening from June 15-20.
SUNY system confers Medallion of Distinction upon JoAnn Falletta
Tue, May 26th 2015 11:20 am
JoAnn Falletta, Buffalo Philharmonic music director, will become the fourth recipient of the statewide SUNY Distinguished Academy's Medallion of Distinction.
Panepinto renews call for Eighteen Mile Creek inland waterway designation
Tue, May 26th 2015 09:45 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, released the following statement Monday on his renewed call to designate Eighteen Mile Creek an "inland waterway" opening the door for important state funding:
Historic Riviera Theatre announces 9th annual golf tournament
Tue, May 26th 2015 09:45 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Organ Preservation Society Inc. announce the ninth annual Riviera Theatre Golf Tournament will tale place at noon Monday, June 1, at Tan Tara Golf Club, 4391 Tonawanda Creek Road, North Tonawanda. All Proceeds benefit the preservation of the Historic Riviera Theatre and Mighty WurliTzer Organ.
First race in Lawn Mower Series held
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:05 am
The Grand Island Lawnmower Racing Series event was held Saturday, May 2, on Whitehaven Road by Town Hall.
Island Father's Day races pick up RE/MAX support
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:05 am
On May 19, Margaret Eisenhauer, broker/owner of RE/MAX North Real Estate, presented Floyd Doring with a $500 check in support of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawn Mower Race & Classic Car Show.
Nemeth announces run for town justice
Tue, May 26th 2015 07:00 am
Mark S. Nemeth is announcing his candidacy for Grand Island town justice this year. He has received the endorsement of the Grand Island Republican and Conservative parties.
Grand Island School Board: Budget, vets tax exemption, pass overwhelmingly
Sun, May 24th 2015 12:00 pm
District voters overwhelmingly approved a $58 million 2015-16 school budget Tuesday, as well as tax exemption for veterans that will start with the 2016-17 budget.
Best of Buffalo at Town Ballroom
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:45 pm
Hundreds descended on the Town Ballroom Monday for the annual Best of Buffalo awards, presented by Artvoice.
Welcome to Niagara's newest café
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:20 pm
Hungry Town of Niagara residents have a new option when it comes to finding an affordable local restaurant for breakfast or lunch, thanks to Shannon Briggs' Toast & Roast Café.
Herman seeks re-election to highway super
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:20 pm
Robert Herman, Town of Niagara highway superintendent, has announced his bid for re-election this November.
Andres announces bid for re-election
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:20 pm
Rich Andres of North Tonawanda has announced his candidacy for a second term in the Niagara County Legislature.
Schildhauer seeks town board seat
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:20 pm
With the support of his family and friends, Don Schildhauer formally announced his candidacy for a seat on the Niagara Town Board on Tuesday.
Town of Niagara Business and Professional Organization, Town of Niagara Beautification Committee awarded grant
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:20 pm
On May 5, the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Organization and Town of Niagara Beautification Committee were awarded $2,500 through the Niagara County Legislature's William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program.
107th Operations Group gets new commander
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:20 pm
Lt. Col. R. Gary Charlton II, a Skaneateles resident, assumed command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Operations Group during a ceremony May 18 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Niagara Lions and Lioness plan Memorial Day ceremony
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:15 pm
The Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs will host their annual Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at Witmer Road Cemetery, located on Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara.
North Tonawanda acts fast on agenda mix-up
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:15 pm
North Tonawanda officials acted fast after being informed of a clerical error on the city's official website Tuesday during a Common Council meeting.
Island 'Survivor' to take part in Relay For Life
Sat, May 23rd 2015 05:40 pm
Kelly Remington, New York State Trooper from Grand Island, who survived six tribal councils on the CBS show "Survivor: Worlds Apart," will make an appearance at the Grand Island American Cancer Society Relay For Life Saturday, May 30.
Grand Island: Groundbreaking held for new $6.3 million Transportation Center
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:50 am
The Grand Island School District broke ground May 8 on what was described as one of the finest transportation facilities in New York.
Memorial Day events on Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:30 am
Town of Grand Island Memorial Day services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, May 25, in DeGlopper Memorial Park, at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Baseline Road.
Budweiser Clydesdales highlight holiday weekend at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:20 am
For the second consecutive year, the world-famous Clydesdales will be part of the excitement at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino for Memorial Day weekend.
Budweiser Clydesdale visits Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:05 am
A world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale stopped by the new NOCO Express at the corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road Friday afternoon.
Panepinto talks Grand Island
Sat, May 23rd 2015 11:00 am
State Sen. Mark Panepinto has completed his first quarter as the representative for Grand Island, and the Town of Tonawanda native said he looks forward to carrying the town's concerns to the New York state capital and coming home with results.
Islanders volunteer to Stamp Out Hunger
Sat, May 23rd 2015 10:55 am
One look at Kelly Kowalski's car showed Grand Island's strong support of this year's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.
Judges, police conference honors two for heroism
Sat, May 23rd 2015 10:55 am
On Saturday, May 16, the Judges and Police Executives Conference of Niagara County held its annual Lawman Dinner. The event honors honor law enforcement officers from Niagara County who go above and beyond their duties.
In the Loop with the L-P BOE: Recapping Tuesday's district election
Sat, May 23rd 2015 10:55 am
The Board of Education wishes to thank the Lewiston-Porter community for coming out to vote and for overwhelmingly supporting our budget.