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Roswell Park: New president of 117-year-old cancer center appoints new leadership team
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 05:35 pm
In an effort to better align the operational structure of the century-old cancer center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute's 15th and first female president begins her tenure by reorganizing the talent around her.
Promising start to 2015 Plentiful Partnership of Niagara gleaning season
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:50 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County would like to thank the 60-plus farmers, volunteers, food pantry managers, panelists and other supporters for attending the second annual Plentiful Partnership of Niagara workshop and farm to table dinner last Thursday.
State education budget garners mixed reactions
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:50 pm
After much worry in school districts throughout the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has released a state budget with large increases in education funding. However, the news has been met with mixed reactions.
Bergholz: Rose Court residents defend ditch filling
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:50 pm
Following the public hearing regarding a filled-in ditch on Rose Court in Bergholz at Wheatfield's Town Board meeting last week, one of the property owners has spoken out to defend the actions she and her husband took.
Vigil mourns 1 year of airbase's drone mission
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:50 pm
A vigil was held Wednesday afternoon at the main entrance to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Lockport Road to mark the one-year anniversary of implementing a drone program at the base.
Sia, Wiz Khalifa to perform on 'The Voice'
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:35 pm
Multiplatinum recording artists Sia and Wiz Khalifa will perform on the Tuesday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 8, telecasts, respectively, of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center celebrates Easter
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:35 pm
Children from the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center visited residents of the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence to deliver Easter baskets and treats.
Buffalo Bisons, (716) to host 'Meet the Team Night'
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:35 pm
Buffalo Bisons General Manager Michael Buczkowski and HARBORCENTER Vice President of Food and Beverage Dominic Verni today announced the Buffalo Bisons 2015 "Meet the Team Night" at (716) Food and Sport.
'America's Got Talent' premieres 10th anniversary season May 26
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:35 pm
"America's Got Talent," NBC's hit reality-competition series, has announced new features and surprises to celebrate its 10th anniversary season, premiering Tuesday, May 26 (8-10p.m. ET).
Empire State Development names Schoepflin Western New York regional director
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:35 pm
Empire State Development today announced Christopher J. Schoepflin, who currently serves as president of USA Niagara Development Corp., will oversee the Western New York regional office.
'The Voice': Meet the singers who could win it all
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 01:45 pm
While Sawyer Fredericks is the popular choice to win "The Voice" among reality TV pundits, it will be up to America to decide this season's champion.
Patriots Day Weekend commences re-enactment season at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:40 am
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to Patriots Day Weekend, April 18 and 19, when its re-enactment season officially begins - with a bang!
Bill Ross will not seek 12th term
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:30 am
William L. Ross, the longest serving chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, will step down at the end of the 2015 calendar year. He has been elected chairman of the Niagara County Legislature a record 11 times.
Obit: Herbert Kranzmann
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Herbert Kranzmann of Grand Island passed away March 27, 2015, at age 80.
Obit: Marlene L. McCarthy
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Marlene L. McCarthy entered into rest March 26, 2015. She was a resident of Grand Island. Mrs. McCarthy was retired receiver of taxes on Grand Island and a member of the Republican Women's Club, East Park Garden Club and Zonta Club of Grand Island.
Obit: Joseph R. Muoio
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Joseph R. Muoio, 91, of Grand Island died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda.
Obit: Craig William Wood
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:00 am
Craig William Wood, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of Grand Island, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Harrisburg. He was 63. Craig was born on April 13, 1951, in Buffalo to the late William and Fay Wood.
Raise funds for WNY Ovarian Cancer Project
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 07:05 am
The WNY Ovarian Cancer Project announces the start of its third annual geranium sale.
Who to fly: Sniffing out the best airlines for pet travel
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 07:00 am
When it comes to airlines, there really is no one-size-fits-all answer to which is best for traveling with pets.
Welcome to Lewiston, Hurtin 4 Curtains
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:15 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting for Hurtin 4 Curtains, located at 469 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
Buffalo's own Brian McKnight headlines July entertainment lineup at Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:05 pm
A homecoming for one of Western New York's brightest musical superstars is among the show-stopping performances announced today for Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino this July.
Community Missions to hold Kids Café April 11
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:05 pm
Families of young children in the Niagara region may wonder what fun and interesting activities are available for youth on weekends. Community Missions hopes to provide an answer to this question.
Higgins announces deadline extension for congressional art competition
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins HAS announced an extension of the deadline for submissions to the congressional art competition. All artwork submitted from students in Higgins' district will be featured in a public gallery and available for viewing online. The winning piece will be displayed in the tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.
TROVE Predictive Data Science invests in Buffalo/Niagara expansion
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:05 pm
Empire State Development, Buffalo Niagara Enterprise and TROVE Predictive Data Science today announced a significant expansion that will result in a $3.3 million investment and creation of 36 new, high-tech, high-paying jobs.
How to make dinnertime a priority for your family
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:05 pm
Do you have dinner with your kids? It's become almost a luxury today, with our crammed schedules. And yet, numerous studies show that no other hour in your children's day will deliver as many emotional and psychological benefits as the one spent unwinding and connecting over food and conversation.
Families can travel the world around Buffalo at Explore & More this spring break
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
Beginning Friday, April 3, and running through Friday, April 10, children and families can travel the world around buffalo this spring break, visiting a different area of the globe each day at Explore & More Children's Museum.
Daniel Seavey eliminated on 'American Idol XIV'
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
Owen received the most votes from the "Idol" "Fan Save" and therefore continues in the competition, while Seavey, from Vancouver, was eliminated.
UB basketball sends out 'Thank you' video to fans
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
With March Madness in the rear-view mirror for the University at Buffalo men's and women's basketball teams, both squads took some time to thank a key contributor to their success this season: The fans.
Raising awareness to protect women against sexual assault
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
The National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog), Nevada first lady Kathleen Sandoval and AlertID founder Keli Wilson have teamed to raise awareness and offer resources for victims in commemoration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April).
Brother Emmanuel of Taizé visiting Niagara University April 9
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
Brother Emmanuel, a member of the ecumenical monastic community in Taizé, France, will visit classes, offer lectures during lunch and dinner, and present a three-hour retreat April 9 at Niagara University.
Old county public health laboratory to see frightening new use
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 10:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz unveiled a new re-use project that adds a new dimension to one of Erie County's oldest facilities: the old and unused public health lab.
Lewiston Lions host membership dinner
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 07:00 am
Lions Clubs International celebrates April as new membership month. The Lewiston Community Lions Club will hold a prospective new member dinner from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston.
Erie County: Dates announced for free rabies clinics
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 07:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein have announced upcoming rabies clinics to be held in May and September in communities across Erie County, including Buffalo, Orchard Park, Tonawanda, Amherst and Cheektowaga.
Public comment period opens for Greenway Projects in Lewiston, Niagara Falls, Erie County
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced today the public comment period has opened for the 44th round of projects, which will be considered at the group's May 19 meeting.
Lewiston: KeyBank sponsors 31st annual Chalk Walk Competition
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 07:00 am
KeyBank recently signed on as the exclusive sponsor of the 31st annual Chalk Walk Competition presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts. The colorful event is the highlight of the Lewiston Art Festival, and features teams of talented high school art students from across Western New York.
Sabres game-worn away, third jerseys up for auction
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 11:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will hold an online auction of the second set of the team's game-worn away jerseys and the first set of the game-worn third jerseys from the 2014-15 season.
Letchworth State Park named Best State Park in U.S.
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 11:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced Letchworth State Park, one of New York's flagship parks, took the 2015 USA Today Readers' Choice Award for Best State Park.
Ortt, Ceretto, Panepinto, Poloncarz offer mixed response to budget
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 12:50 pm
State Sens. Rob Ortt and Marc Panepinto and Assemblyman John Ceretto offered the following thoughts on the state budget.
Cuomo announces highlights from passage of 2015-16 state budget
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 12:35 pm
"For the fifth year in a row, the state budget holds spending growth below 2 percent and continues a record of fiscal discipline that has reversed decades of budgets that increased spending faster than inflation or personal income growth."
Buffalo History Museum receives grant funding
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo History Museum announces the receipt of travel grants in the amount of $1,000 to allow four museum staff members to visit the Corning Museum of Glass.