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Town of Grand Island to share assessor
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:45 pm
Town of Grand Island Assessor Judy M. Tafelski will add duties in Tonawanda in an agreement reached between three municipalities and signed Oct. 23 at Grand Island Town Hall.
Winter parking restrictions begin
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
The Town of Grand Island Highway Department is reminding all residents Nov. 1 is the official start of its 2015-16 winter season.
Breaking ground: Sandy Beach shoreline restoration project underway
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Ground was broken at the Sandy Beach Park Club on Monday for a project that will provide a facelift for the beach.
North Tonawanda purchases new fire truck
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced that a new fire truck has been purchased by the city and is currently being constructed at the Sutphen plant in Amlin, Ohio.
Town of Niagara Board adopts 2016 budget
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
The Town of Niagara board held a public hearing on Oct. 27, where the 2016 $8.49 million budget and plans for local updates and improvements were highlighted.
Future plans aspire for Fairmount Park
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Town of Wheatfield officials broke ground Monday on phase one of the Fairmount Park improvement project, one that will include a new handicapped-accessible bathroom facility and a trail system that will connect sites within the park.
Youngstown Library Friends fall book sale Nov. 5-7
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:15 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library will host a fall book sale next weekend at the Youngtown Village Center gym, 240 Lockport St. The book sale will also feature a "Cat in the Hat"-themed story and craft time at 11 a.m. Saturday, when The Cat himself will visit with the children.
More than a bowling alley: Lewiston Event Center welcomes golf, Bills, Sabres, food enthusiasts
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center - formerly Frontier Lanes - is so much more than tenpin.
Brochey calling it quits in Lewiston
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Come Wednesday, Nov. 11, Dennis Brochey will officially be calling it quits as Town of Lewiston supervisor.
'Morning Sun' actors Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi loving Lewiston, digging film experience
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Director Tony Glazer and "Morning Sun" producer Summer Crockett Moore weren't the only crew members to fall in love with Lewiston. Three of the film's stars - Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi - each said Lewiston is, indeed, a special destination.
Lance Henriksen talks 'Morning Sun,' working in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 07:15 pm
Iconic film actor Lance Henriksen has appeared in more than 200 films, including "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Pumpkinhead," "Hard Target" and "Scream III." He also starred in the critically acclaimed FOX series "Millennium," where he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month celebrated by OUN and Falls Sam's Club
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:50 am
As part of their continuing commitment to the community, Sam's Clubs across the country hosted "Disability Mentoring Days" in celebration of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
'Adele Live in New York City,' a one-night-only concert special from Radio City Music Hall, set to air Dec. 14 on NBC
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Adele will perform a special, one-night only concert in New York at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The event will be recorded for a one-hour NBC special, "Adele Live in New York City," airing Monday, Dec. 14 (10 p.m. ET/PT).
Chris Tomlin's single, 'Good Good Father,' holding No. 1 spot on iTunes Christian songs chart for almost four weeks
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
Grammy Award winner Chris Tomlin's new single, "Good Good Father," is resonating with listeners everywhere and hasn't left the top spot on the iTunes Christian songs chart since its Oct. 2 release - already spending almost four weeks at No. 1.
Ortt delivers $50,000 to Orleans/Niagara BOCES
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt presented a ceremonial check to Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services Thursday in the amount of $50,000.
Sabres, New Wave Energy renew partnership
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
In a long-term arrangement, the Buffalo Sabres have once again tapped local energy firm New Wave Energy to be "The Power Behind the Buffalo Sabres."
Niagara University welcomes Disney Institute to Niagara Falls
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, "Disney's Approach to Business Excellence," to Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute in downtown Niagara Falls.
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K raise over $90,000 for Niagara Hospice
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:30 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K Race Director Paul Beatty Jr., along with members of his race committee, recently presented Niagara Hospice with a check for $94,472.14.
Erie County, partners announce expansion of mental health services in Buffalo Public Schools
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:25 pm
Fifteen new clinics will be opening across the Buffalo school system this fall, bringing the total number of schools that now provide students access to mental health services to 42.
Higgins, Collins, Slaughter want Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to be new home for KC-135 mission
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:25 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins, Chris Collins and Louise Slaughter are urging the United States Air Force to consider the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station as a new base for operation of the KC-135 mission.
New exhibit and lecture series at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 09:35 am
"Plastic Waters," a thought-provoking and engrossing exhibit on loan to the Aquarium of Niagara from the 5 Gyres Institute, debuts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4.
'Dancing with the Stars' pro Sharna Burgess launches T-shirt for Children's Miracle Network
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 10:00 pm
Pro dancer Sharna Burgess from ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" is helping to raise funds and awareness for Children's Miracle Network's 170 member hospitals across the U.S. and Canada through sales of a special T-shirt designed for the cause.
Erie County: Poloncarz, former county executives publicly unveil paintings
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by former Erie County executives Ed Rutkowski, Dennis Gorski and Joel Giambra and relatives of former Erie County Executive B. John Tutuska for the public unveiling of six life-sized portraits painted by local artist Mary Smith that showcase the individuals who served as Erie County's first six county executives.
Niagara University ROTC program places in top 20 percent on Order of Merit List
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:50 pm
The ROTC program at Niagara University continues to prove why it's considered one of the best in the nation.
Carrie Underwood to headline 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016'
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:40 pm
To ring in the new year, music superstar Carrie Underwood will headline "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016," beginning live at 8 p.m. ET/PT Thursday, Dec. 31, on ABC. The evening will include a performance of her hit songs for more than 1 million fans in Times Square moments before the ball drops.
Kalos Health approved for expansion of MLTC services
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:40 pm
Kalos Health, a managed long-term-care program providing care coordination for Medicaid recipients diagnosed with a chronic illness, has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to expand services from Erie and Niagara counties to Orleans, Genesee and Chautauqua counties.
64th Annual Miss Universe Pageant to air live from Las Vegas Dec. 20 on FOX
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:35 pm
IMG and The Miss Universe Organization today announced FOX has picked up The 64th Annual Miss Universe Pageant.
Chris Hardwick to host and executive produce NBC's new game show series 'The Wall' from LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment and Glassman Media
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:35 pm
NBC has named actor, comedian, author and TV personality Chris Hardwick as host and executive producer of the network's new 10-episode primetime game show series "The Wall."
Higgins and Hanna introduce bill aimed at shedding light on the benefits of solar net metering
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:35 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Richard Hanna (NY-22) introduced legislation targeted at providing critical data on the benefits of solar net metering.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers visit Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos in historic battle of unbeatens on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 02:35 pm
NBC Sports presents the first-ever primetime game featuring opponents with records of 6-0 or better, as Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (6-0) visit Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (6-0) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on NBC's "Sunday Night Football."
Lockport CARES receives donation from Bryant and Stratton College
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 04:40 pm
Lockport CARES Vice President Toby Mansfield was recently presented with a check for $380 from students of Phi Beta Lambda on the Amherst campus of Bryant and Stratton. Bryant and Stratton students collected the money last semester for the Lockport CARES emergency shelter on Genesee Street.
'Mythbusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED!' at UB
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 04:40 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents the all-new live show "Mythbusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED!" starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "Mythbusters." The event begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27.
Buffalo Philharmonic honors WNY veterans with concert at Riviera Theatre
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is giving back to veterans, their families and the community with a free concert at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. This free event is made possible thanks to the generosity of restaurateur and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore.
Pumpkins Fine Children's Clothing celebrates 25 years on Main Street in Williamsville
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 04:00 pm
Pumpkins Fine Children's Clothing, located at 5520 Main St., Williamsville, is celebrating 25 years with a variety of special events during the week of Monday, Nov. 9, through Saturday, Nov. 14.
'The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration' returns to FOX this Thanksgiving
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 04:00 pm
Actress, producer and animal advocate Hilary Swank and Michael Levitt are re-teaming with FOX to executive-produce the second annual "The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration," a one-of-a-kind event celebrating America's rescue dogs. The special airs Thanksgiving night, Thursday, Nov. 26 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
WNY Civic Hackathon announces winners
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:45 pm
WNY Civic Hackathon, powered by AT&T, hosted its demo and judging event Friday evening at the University at Buffalo North Campus. The six finalists presented and demoed their civic apps to a panel of tech judges for the opportunity to win one of the cash prizes totaling $3,500.
DEC announces improved free fishing opportunities across New York
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:45 pm
New York has held more than 350 free fishing clinics across the state in the past two years in an effort to expose people of all ages and backgrounds to the sport, Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced recently.
Turn the clocks back; turn your safety forward
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:25 pm
It's that time of the year again: On Nov. 1, daylight saving time comes to an end and we "fall back" one hour. It's the perfect time to make sure all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are in proper working condition.
BBB's top three ways to avoid Medicare open enrollment fraud
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:25 pm
Medicare open enrollment season is here and, while it's hard to miss the advertising, those who may be looking to make a change could be misled or even taken advantage of. In New York, more than 3 million Medicare beneficiaries have the chance to change their Medicare Advantage and Part D prescription drug plans until Dec. 7.
Ortt secures $185,000 to bring Dwyer Peer Support Program to Niagara County
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:25 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, chairman of the Senate committee on mental health and member of the committee on veterans, homeland security and military affairs, today announced he secured $185,000 to implement the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program in Niagara County.