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Niagara History Center: 'History on Wheels' spring bus trip to visit historic sites in Buffalo
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
The History Center of Niagara is taking reservations for its 2014 spring bus trip, which will be held Saturday, June 7. The daylong bus tour, running from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature visits and views of some of Buffalo's most historic places.
Ceretto pushes equal pay legislation on Equal Pay Day
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto renewed his commitment to the concept of equal pay for equal work on Tuesday, Equal Pay Day. As the sponsor of equal pay legislation in the Assembly (A8784), Ceretto is pushing to have the bill brought to the Assembly floor for a vote.
Higgins recognizes Water Week on House Floor
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, spoke on the House Floor to recognize Water Week, which brings clean water advocates from all over the country to Washington, D.C., to work together to develop strategies to keep waterways healthy and ensure access to clean water for all Americans.
Ride for Roswell: Making a difference one route at a time
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 10:00 am
The Ride for Roswell is more than just a bike ride around the city or a fundraiser for cancer research. It's a rare bond between thousands of strangers who are fighting for the same cause: a cure for cancer.
Buffalo's Outer Harbor redevelopment moving forward
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 02:00 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced this week the state is moving ahead on plans to redevelop and dramatically transform the soon-to-be-acquired state land holdings on Buffalo's Outer Harbor into a vibrant and accessible waterfront for residents and tourists alike.

On Tuesday, a request for proposals was distributed to consultants to develop a master "blueprint" of land use and development recommendations for 171 acres on the city's waterfront. The selected consultant team will work with the public to plan Buffalo's future on the waterfront.

NTCC alerts outdoor enthusiasts about reductions in state sporting license fees
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:55 pm
Attention resident and nonresident anglers and hunters: The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is alerting outdoor enthusiasts New York has made several changes to its sporting licenses this year, including a reduction in fees.
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves application for assistance for Wurlitzer Industrial Park
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors has approved an application for assistance for Wurlitzer Industrial Park Inc. The park is a multi-tenant facility on the site of the former Wurlitzer organ factory at 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.

"It is just as important to keep existing infrastructure and office space as up to date as possible as it is to provide incentives for new builds," said NCIDA Chairman Henry M. Sloma. "In this instance, these upgrades and improvements will not only help retain existing companies at the industrial park who employ almost 300 residents in the local community, but also immediately creates new jobs and the potential for even more new jobs once the renovations have been made."

Mount St. Mary's Foundation to host 'Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt'
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation will hold its first "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" Saturday, May 10, in the Village of Lewiston. Allison Violante is the chairwoman of the event.
Boz Scaggs brings 'The Memphis Tour' to UB
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents an evening with Boz Scaggs Monday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for "The Memphis Tour" are $67, $57, $47 and $37.
Memorial: Community leaders to rock for better health
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
Community leaders and elected officials will join members and friends of the Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary for a "rockin' good time" Friday when the auxiliary holds its 13th annual "Rock-A-Thon" to benefit the hospital.
Applications available for Sass nursing scholarship
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation approves 18 charitable grant requests in 2013-14
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's foundation, the Buffalo Sabres Foundation, has approved 18 requests for charitable grants throughout the 2013-14 season.

The money disbursed in the grants was raised from Buffalo Sabres Foundation events throughout the year, including the team's annual golf tournament, corporate challenge, 50/50 raffle, "UnPucked" event, pre-game autograph surprise sales, and various online auctions of team memorabilia.

"We are very proud to be able to provide funding to these worthwhile organizations," said Cliff Benson, president of the Buffalo Sabres Foundation. "These groups serve many deserving individuals throughout our community and they help make Buffalo a better place to live and work."

Old Fort Niagara hosts Patriots Day Weekend
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara will host its first re-enactment of the 2014 season April 12-13 as the historic site presents Patriots Day Weekend, a two-day event that commemorates the beginning of the American Revolution and honors all veterans.
Youngstown GOP caucus results
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
The Village of Youngstown/Town of Porter Republican Committee held its caucus Tuesday, March 25, at the Red Brick School Village Center gym. The results were a landslide, with Norm Swann nominated for mayor, and Wil Ziegler and Tim Adamson nominated for village trustees.
Garfinkel announces for Lewiston town clerk
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
Donna R. Garfinkel, acting town clerk for the Town of Lewiston, has announced her candidacy for the position of Lewiston town clerk. She was appointed acting town clerk following the retirement of Carol Brandon in December, and will be running for the unexpired term.
First 'Spring in the Village' in Youngstown
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
With the weather finally breaking its grip from winter, Ray's Tavern in the Town of Porter, the Youngstown Village Diner and the Dory Trading Post, both in the Village of Youngstown have joined forces to celebrate the first-ever "Spring in the Village."
Chamber Awards Gala 2014: Tina Oddy named Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
Tina Oddy has been chosen by Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds as the 2014 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year. With just under 20 years dedicated to making Youngstown a better place to live and raise a family, Oddy is committed to the youth of the community, helping to create programs that enrich lives.
McGruff the Crime Dog and AlertID raise awareness to protect women against sexual assault
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:25 pm
Ann Harkins, CEO of The National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog), and Keli Wilson, AlertID's founder, are teaming up to create awareness and support victims during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Interest in genealogy on the rise
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:20 pm
If you like puzzles, enjoy history or are curious about that older relative's claim of being a cousin to Scotland's Duke of Argyll, genealogy and growing your own family tree might be the hobby for you.
Gia DeGennaro-Arnold announces for State Senate
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 01:15 pm
Gia DeGennaro-Arnold made the following statement March 22:
LiveNation presents Jackson Browne at Artpark
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 12:20 pm
Jackson Browne brings his solo acoustic tour to Artpark in Lewiston Monday, Aug. 11, for a 7:30 p.m. Mainstage Theater performance. The show is a LiveNation event.

Tickets - priced at $66 and $56 for reserved indoor seating, and $29.50 general admission lawn - go on sale Friday, April 25, at noon. Purchase tickets at www.LiveNation.com, in person at the Artpark box office (weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.), or by phone at 1-888-223-6000.

Goo Goo Dolls live EP 'Warner Sound Sessions' out now
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:05 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls have released a live EP, "Warner Sound Sessions­," available digitally via Warner Bros Records. Recorded last April for The Warner Sound series "The Live Room" at East West Studios in Los Angeles, the EP features four tracks from the band's highly acclaimed new album "Magnetic," as well as the classic hit "Slide."
Oakwood Cemetery to host two bird walks
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:05 pm
For the first time, the historic Oakwood Cemetery, located at 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, will host two bird walks. They are scheduled for consecutive Saturdays, April 26 and May 3, at 8 a.m.
HARBORCENTER announces partnership with Erie Community College
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:05 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel and Erie Community College President Jack Quinn Jr. have announced a partnership that will make HARBORCENTER the home of ECC Kats hockey, beginning with the 2014-15 season.
Lewiston Kiwanis and Lewiston Service Guild host one-mile race for children
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:00 pm
On Sunday, April 27, the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department will hold its annual Lewiston Kiwanis and Lewiston Service Guild one-mile race for youth. The event begins at 12:30 p.m. at the North Second and Onondaga streets entrance of the Red Brick Municipal Building gym.
Sabres recall Pysyk, Makarov
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled defenseman Mark Pysyk and goaltender Andrey Makarov from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League on an emergency basis. The team also announced it assigned forward Luke Adam to Rochester.
'Dick Lang Day' in Niagara County: Long-time Royalton supervisor, Roy-Hart and Newfane wrestling coach to be honored
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 01:00 pm
County and state officials will honor former Royalton Supervisor Dick Lang tonight, taking note of a lengthy public service career that spanned 34 years, as well as more than three decades spent as a wrestling coach.
Registration open for garlic mustard 'Super Pull'
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 07:00 am
Scout groups, civic organizations, families and individuals are invited to participate in a friendly competition to see who can pull the most garlic mustard, an aggressive plant that harms native wildflowers. Volunteers will join forces with the Western New York Land Conservancy for a one-day "Super Pull" at the Lewiston Plateau Habitat Area Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Seneca Hickory Stick honored with national awards
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 07:00 am
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club was honored with two national customer service awards at the recent KemperSports national leadership conference.
Niagara University's first 'Run Against Hunger' nets $1,600 for Heart, Love and Soul
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 07:00 am
More than 50 runners braved rainy and windy conditions to participate in the first-ever "Run Against Hunger" held on the Niagara University campus Saturday morning.
Updated: Village of Lewiston taxes going up, café going in
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:25 pm
Village of Lewiston residents can expect a mild tax increase in the next fiscal year. Trustees voted Monday to increase the tax rate to $7.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation - an increase of 14 cents.

The Village Board approved a special use permit allowing Niagara Marketplace & Bistro to operate inside the "Kelly House" at 400 Plain St. Now called "Fresh Start," the business will offer vegan, vegetarian and organic foods.

NYPA awards multimillion-dollar contracts to two Buffalo companies
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 05:20 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved the award of competitively bid contracts, valued at more than $20 million, to two Buffalo-based businesses: Ferguson Electric Construction Co. Inc., and Quality Inspection Services Inc.

"The New York Power Authority remains committed to further strengthening its core generation assets," said Harry Francois, regional manager for Western New York, NYPA. "The auxiliary equipment installations and ongoing operations monitoring covered by these contracts are but two of recent examples. We seek qualified, cost-effective contractors who do excellent work on-time and on-budget."

Susan G. Komen Western New York Affiliate announces 2014 race honoree
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 05:10 pm
The WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has announced Corinne Leone of North Collins is the 2014 race honoree for the 14th annual Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure.
Leadership Niagara: Grant will grow leadership development program to historic levels
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 05:10 pm
LYNC, the youth leadership program run by Leadership Niagara, will be able to include up to 100 area high school students thanks to a new commitment of $460,000 from the Irene E. Witkowski-Agrawal Foundation.
Train making a stop at Fallsview Casino this summer
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 12:10 pm
It all started with two guys and one guitar in 1994. Two decades later, Train is a highly successful pop-rock act thanks to the breakout album "Drops of Jupiter" and chart-topping singles like "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels." The Grammy Award-winning act will perform live for two nights in July at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo's 21st Century Fund awards Explore & More Children's Museum $100,000 for exhibit designs
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Explore & More was awarded the 21st Century Fund's $100,000 grant to be used in the exhibit designs for the new children's museum set to open in the South Aud Block of Canalside on Buffalo's waterfront in 2016.

On March 27, members of the 21st Century Fund gathered to hear presentations from the final four contenders for the grant, including Explore & More, the Boys & Girls Club of Buffalo, Habitat For Humanity and the YWCA of Niagara. Members voted that evening to select Explore & More as the recipient of the $100,000 award, out of an original field of 19 applicants.

Niagara County Fair logo contest has its winner
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County has announced the winner of the 2014 Niagara County Fair logo contest is Matthew McAuley of Lockport. The contest was open to Niagara County youth age 5 to 19 years. He will be awarded a $100 prize during the Farm-City Breakfast, the kick-off event for the Niagara County Fair each year.
New York State Parks welcomes spring boating season
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
As more moderate weather arrives across the state, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation welcomes boaters and anglers to take advantage of New York State's abundance of recreational waterways, while encouraging them to take common-sense precautions to stay safe.

For a safe and enjoyable boating season, State Parks recommends the following:

NYSDOT: Construction to begin on Walnut and Ferry avenues
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
New York State Department of Transportation Regional Director Darrell Kaminski has announced work will begin this week on a $1.8 million project to resurface US Route 62, Walnut and Ferry avenues, in the City of Niagara Falls.
Jennifer Cooper to be honored at SBA Small Business Week awards luncheon
Mon, Apr 7th 2014 11:55 am
Jennifer Cooper, owner of Cooper Sign Co. and Old Glory Flag and Banner of Niagara Falls, was selected by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners as recipient of the chapter's Member of the Year Small Business Award. NAWBO Buffalo Niagara chose Cooper for her entrepreneurial drive and leadership within the organization, as well as the greater community.

The award will be presented to Cooper Wednesday, May 7, at the SBA Small Business Week awards luncheon at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

 


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