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NU students fundraise for Peruvian orphanage while studying abroad
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:20 pm
Niagara University students are committed to making a difference in the lives of others, whenever and - the operative term here - wherever they are needed.
Higgins invites students to participate in the Congressional Award program
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting young people across the district to participate in the Congressional Award program. Those who qualify have an opportunity to receive honors for dedicating time and effort to public service, personal development, physical fitness and exploration.
Providers hear from nationally renowned developmental medicine leader at Niagara Falls conference
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:20 pm
Western New York providers and client advocates heard Tuesday from a nationally renowned leader in developmental medicine and other health care providers about models of care that may well impact the future of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the country.
Assembly passes legislation to provide quicker access to medical marijuana
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, working alongside fellow lawmakers and dozens of Compassionate Care NY supporters, continued his efforts to expedite the process for critically ill patients to receive medical marijuana in New York state.
Ortt, State Senate pass bills to combat state heroin crisis and enhance treatment options for opioid abuse
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:00 pm
New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Co-Chair Sen. Rob Ortt, R, C, I, North Tonawanda, and his Senate colleagues passed a package of bills Tuesday to help decrease heroin deaths and put more drug dealers behind bars for selling dangerous opioids.
'The Voice': Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams set as season nine coaches, Carson Daly to return as host
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 12:50 pm
Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams have been announced as the season nine coaches and Carson Daly as host for NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
TNBPA celebrates two decades of service in Town of Niagara
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 05:20 pm
Every winter, Town of Niagara residents ring in the holidays with the colorful and lively Niagara Electric Lights Parade. At the start of every year, an awards dinner celebrates businesses and citizens in the town. And at the end of every summer is the annual Steak Out.
McDermott to run for Town of Niagara Board
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 05:20 pm
Robert J. McDermott, a Democrat endorsed by the Niagara County Democratic Committee and Town of Niagara Democratic Committee, has announced he will be running for the position of town councilman this year on the Town of Niagara Board.
NT clerk announces July 4 writing contest
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 05:20 pm
North Tonawanda City Clerk/Treasurer Daniel R. Quinn would like to extend the opportunity for North Tonawanda children in grades K-6 to participate in a Fourth of July writing contest.
Tuscarora School celebrates culture, traditions of community
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 05:20 pm
Culture Night has been a longstanding tradition at Niagara-Wheatfield's Tuscarora Native American School. It was started by the late Marge Printup, who taught the Tuscarora language at the school.
Gentlemen, start your lawn mowers
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 05:20 pm
Drivers will start their engines Saturday, June 20, for the greatest spectacle in lawnmowing.
Buffalo Sabres: NHL Draft party planned for June 26
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans to host an NHL Draft party presented by First Niagara Friday, June 26, at First Niagara Center in downtown Buffalo. Doors for the free event will open at 6 p.m. and draft coverage begins at 7 p.m.
'Paddles Up': Registration open for 10th annual Grand Island event
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission and the Town of Grand Island have announced registration is now open for the 10th annual "Paddles Up" non-competitive 4.8-mile paddle event around Beaver Island State Park. The event will be held Saturday, July 25.
Ceretto announces free consumer scam prevention seminar
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, alongside New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, recently announced he will host a free consumer scam prevention seminar at 11 a.m. Friday, June 12, at the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
'Badges on the Border' International Torch Run event Wednesday
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
U.S. and Canadian law enforcement officers will join together Wednesday on the Rainbow Bridge carrying the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics New York.
Visit Grandpaws, help animal organizations at 10 Mile Garage Sale
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
Grandpaws Pet Emporium will host the SPCA of Niagara and Hope Before Heaven from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as part of the 10 Mile Garage Sale.
Harry Connick Jr. brings signature style with a side of charm to Fallsview Casino
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
"American Idol" judge Harry Connick Jr. will perform at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 1-2 at Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
U.S. Veterans Magazine salutes NU's commitment to service members
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:45 pm
Niagara University's commitment to embracing America's military service members as students has been recognized once again, this time via inclusion on U.S. Veterans Magazine's list of "Top Veteran-Friendly Schools."
Bennett Beach ready for summer fun
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 04:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry has announced hours of operation and expectations for visitors to Bennett Beach, the only swimming beach operated by Erie County and a popular spot for summertime fun.
Ortt, Panepinto pass SAFE Act reforms
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 03:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, joined his Senate Republican colleagues in successfully passing a series of reforms (S5837) to the controversial NY-SAFE Act Monday. State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, also cosponsored pieces of SAFE Act reform legislation.
First Niagara, Baird Foundation partner to support Baker Victory Services
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:10 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Baird Foundation are providing the funding for a new van for Baker Victory Services' "Work Appreciation for Youth" program.
American Pharoah's Triple Crown-winning run, Blackhawks-Lightning Stanley Cup Game 2 post viewership milestones on NBC's 'Championship Saturday'
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:10 pm
NBC Sports' history-making "Championship Saturday," featuring American Pharoah's victory in the 147th Belmont Stakes to win the first Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978, and Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning, delivered ratings milestones, according to fast national data provided by The Nielsen Company.
Niagara County Department of Health, Office for the Aging offer free diabetes self-management workshops in Youngstown
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:05 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County.
Explore & More announces its summer schedule for Canalside and Old Falls Street
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:05 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum returned for an eighth season at Canalside last week. Free family outdoor fun continues from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Friday through Sept. 4.
Study supports early intervention for prostate cancer patients who experience significant emotional distress
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:05 pm
A study led by the University at Buffalo and Roswell Park Cancer Institute has identified beliefs and personality traits that are associated with higher levels of distress in newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients.
AAA holding job fair for emergency roadside service drivers
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York is holding a job fair for candidates interested in joining the club's emergency roadside service team. The event will take place from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at AAA Western and Central New York Headquarters, 100 International Drive (at Sheridan Drive), Williamsville.
Empire State Development offers technical assistance in preparation for next round of Better Buffalo Fund Main Street program
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:30 am
Empire State Development, in collaboration with NYS Homes and Community Renewal and University at Buffalo Regional Institute, will offer technical assistance to prepare organizations interested in developing a Main Street program in their communities for the next Better Buffalo Fund round (projected for fall 2015).
Lockport: Murder mystery fundraiser to celebrate city's sesquicentennial, promote Historic Lockport Millrace Corp.
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:30 am
Historic Lockport Millrace Corp. has begun working on plans to renovate Lockport's long-vacant Electric Building located at the base of the Erie Canal locks. To support the renovation plans, the company will host a murder mystery fundraiser, "Key to the City," created by Albert Franco, at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at the Old City Hall, 2 Pine St.
Lewiston Arts Café poetry and music series returns Tuesday
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:30 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will present another program in the second season of the Lewiston Arts Café. Poets Lynn Ciesielski and Randy Rumley, and musician Davey O will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at the Historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St.
Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo holds 2015 Walk/Skate for Kidneys/Tim Oehmler Memorial 5K Run
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:30 am
Two special young women will have important reasons to walk when The Northeast Kidney Foundation of Greater Buffalo holds the 2015 Walk/Skate for Kidneys/Tim Oehmler Memorial 5K Run Sunday, June 21, at Delaware Park in Buffalo.
6th annual River Region Chamber Golf Classic to take place June 22
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 11:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold its sixth annual River Region Golf Classic at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course Monday, June 22. Registration begins at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and dinner following.
Chef's Restaurant Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle raises $25,000 for Billittier Foundation
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:55 am
Saturday's Louis J. Billittier Foundation Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle raised $25,000 for the namesake and Western New York charities including the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center.
'Colm Wilkinson: Broadway & Beyond' at UB
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:35 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, welcomes "Colm Wilkinson: Broadway & Beyond" at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 12.
Country music superstar Kix Brooks rocks Cooking Channel as host of new series 'Steak Out'
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:35 am
Famed country musician Kix Brooks is setting out across the states to find America's best steakhouses on "Steak Out with Kix Brooks," premiering Tuesday, July 14 (9 p.m. ET), on Cooking Channel.
American Pharoah, Stanley Cup lead to ratings milestones for history-making 'Championship Saturday' on NBC
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:20 am
NBC Sports' history-making "Championship Saturday," featuring American Pharoah's victory in the 147th Belmont Stakes to win the first Triple Crown in 37 years, Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning, and Serena Williams winning her 20th Grand Slam singles title with her French Open victory, registered ratings milestones, according to metered market data provided Sunday by The Nielsen Company.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to discuss NFSS at session Wednesday
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 09:00 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, will hold an open house, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, at the Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road. Discussed will be the Corps' latest Balance of Plant Operable Unit findings pertaining to the former Lake Ontario Ordnance Works property in northern Lewiston and Porter.
Relay for Life raises thousands
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 09:00 am
Despite rough, rainy weather last weekend, the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Greater Niagara was deemed a successful event, with $46,386.05 raised.
Fans flock to Niagara Falls Comic Con
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 08:00 am
Tens of thousands of sci-fi, fantasy, cosplay, comic book and wrestling fans are descending upon the Scotiabank Convention Center in Ontario this weekend for the fifth annual Niagara Falls Comic Con. More than 200,000 square feet has been filled with rows of merchandise, props, movie and television replicas.
Andrews says Frontier House bones 'way better' than public perception
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
When community members, elected and business leaders strategize what to do with the 10-years-dormant Frontier House, the conversations tend to suggest the 191-year-old building is dilapidated, falling apart and structurally suspect. Broker Bruce Andrews doesn't use those words. Instead, he calls the Center Street landmark amazing and uses descriptions like character, craftsmanship and skill.
 

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