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VIDEO: Demolition ramps up at Fairchild site
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 05:25 pm
A demolition crew is wasting no time tearing down the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home site on Onondaga Street in Lewiston. An entire wing was removed on Monday, and enormous piles of metal, concrete, wood and brick were sorted and removed on Tuesday.
Erie County 'Safer Senior Homes' website debuts
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 01:05 pm
Detailed information on nursing home facilities in Erie County, including their rankings, is now just a click away with the debut of the "Safer Senior Homes" website.
DEC announces New York's 11th year with no new cases of chronic wasting disease
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 01:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that, of the more than 2,400 white-tailed deer tested last season, none tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Since 2002, DEC has tested more than 40,000 wild white-tailed deer for CWD.
Memorial announces 2017 board appointments
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 01:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2017 slate of officers, and re-elected three incumbent board members to three-year terms at its annual meeting on Monday.
Teach kids in your life to 'Give a Hoot About Saving'
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 07:00 am
Greater Niagara FCU says learning to save for what one wants in life is a crucial life skill, but it's one too few young people are learning.
Public hearings set for RG&E, NYSEG windstorm investigation
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 04:15 pm
The New York State Department of Public Service announced it will hold four public statement hearings to receive public comment on Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation's (RG&E) and New York State Electric & Gas Corp.'s (NYSEG) preparation for and response to the severe windstorms that swept through parts of Western New York and the Finger Lakes, causing widespread power outages on March 8 and 9.
Nicole Bender joins J. Fitzgerald Group as media director
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 04:15 pm
J. Fitzgerald Group announced Nicole Bender has joined its staff as media director.
Scott Stapp brings new tour to The Riv
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:55 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces "Live and Unplugged: Scott Stapp of Creed" 2017 Tour with special guests Art OF Dying and Jeremy of Willet. The show is on stage at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24.
YBPA sends thanks for successful St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:40 pm
The sixth annual "O'Riordan St. Patrick's Day Parade," held March 18, was a huge success!
Pull up a chair and join Ayesha Curry for family & food in 'Ayesha's Home Kitchen'
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:20 pm
Ayesha Curry, cookbook author, social media maven, mother of two and wife to NBA superstar Stephen Curry, returns to Food Network this spring with a new season of all-new episodes in "Ayesha's Home Kitchen" premiering Sunday, April 30 (12:30 p.m. ET/PT).
Top regional experts to discuss future of health care management
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:20 pm
As the debate over health care reform continues, the region's top health care leaders will share their insights during a panel discussion hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Management on April 24 on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Spring career fair on Wednesday
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:05 pm
Niagara County's annual spring career fair - where local job-seekers are paired with local employers looking for quality workers - will be held Wednesday, Director of Employment and Training Department Donald Jablonski said.
Empire State Development announces collaboration between growing WNY business & 43North winner
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:00 pm
Empire State Development on Monday announced the successful venture between two state-supported businesses. Mayer Brothers is the exclusive bottler of Asarasi Sparkling Tree Water.
'Kansas: Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour' headed to UB
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo welcomes "Kansas: Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 31.
Film explores end-of-life care
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:10 am
In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Hospice Buffalo is hosting a free community screening of the PBS "FRONTLINE" documentary "Being Mortal" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at their Mitchell Campus in the Education Center (225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga).
Ten Lives Club, Ink Inc. collaborate on 'Tats For Cats' tattoo fundraiser
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:10 am
Ten Lives Club Cat Adoption Group and Ink Inc. Tattoo Parlour invite cat lovers throughout Western New York to take their love to the next level with a permanent tattoo.
Chris Maloney Legacy Foundation announces first fundraising golf tournament
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:05 am
The Chris Maloney Legacy Foundation will host its first charity golf tournament to celebrate the life of Christopher Thomas Maloney, and to raise awareness of the growing issues surrounding addiction. The event is slated for Monday, June 19, at the Lockport Town & Country Club, 717 East Ave.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church to train local tourism workers
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 11:05 am
Jamie Giddens is the project director for a unique 40-hour hospitality and service industry training program. The project is a ministry of St. Peter's Episcopal Church at 140 Rainbow Blvd., in downtown Niagara Falls.
Poloncarz, Ryan strengthen protections for seniors with 'Ruthie's Law,' state legislation to hold nursing homes accountable
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 10:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined late last week by New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan (149th District), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger, Commissioner of Senior Services Timothy Hogues, and concerned residents to unveil a package of actions designed to better protect seniors in nursing homes following a fatal attack on such a resident last year.
Memorial promotes Peggy Grandinetti to VP of information systems and technology
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 10:50 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has promoted Peggy Grandinetti to vice president of information systems and technology.
High school baseball preview: Niagara Falls looking for 3rd straight title appearance
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 10:00 am
The 2017 Niagara Falls High School baseball team is coming into the season with high expectations and revenge on its mind.
Cuomo directs investigation into white supremacist flyers found in Lewiston
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 06:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo released this statement on Saturday:
Summer of '69 All-Star Band, celebrity bartenders join together for HART
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Western New York's renowned Summer of '69 All-Star Band will take the Lewiston Event Center stage on Saturday, April 8. From 6-10 p.m., these musicians will be joined by Lewiston Music School students and local celebrities in a fundraiser for the interfaith Home Assistance Referral Team.
Village of Lewiston: Trustees look to shore up public safety in wake of storms, ahead of festival season
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Local leaders are brainstorming ways to ensure the public is protected from future storms, safe during long-term power outages, and shielded from acts of violence at large gatherings.
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Marasco, Arlene Sliz named Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Marasco and Arlene Sliz were chosen by Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and the Board of Trustees as the 2017 Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year. Together, their volunteer work for the "Invest in a Vest" program has ensured extra protection for our local police force.
Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752: Island Knights earn award
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
Knights of Columbus Mary Star of the Sea Council No. 4752 has earned the distinction of Star Council - one of the organization's top awards - for the 2015-16 fraternal year.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Parishioners urged to donate to Appeal
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
Deacon Mike Ficorilli from St. Andrews Parish in Kenmore spoke at all the masses at St. Stephen R.C. Church last weekend about the upcoming Catholic Charities Appeal.
Grand Island Town Board: Moratorium on special use permits in ag districts approved
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board voted Monday to establish a local law, putting a nine-month moratorium in place for special use permit requirements in an agriculture district.
Island of Hope: Dynamic Duo named Relay For Life honorary survivors
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
Mark Gorton, an audiovisual technician for the Grand Island school system, and Matthew Eggers, a second-grader at Huth Road Elementary School, have been named as "Dynamic Duo," who will serve as the honorary survivors in the 2017 Relay For Life, scheduled for 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, June 9, at Veterans Park.
Colton Dixon releases 'Identity'
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 06:35 pm
Colton Dixon's third studio album, "Identity," is available now. Varying stylistically from past efforts, the new release embraces a fusion of pop elements with Dixon's traditional alternative-rock sound.
Passion's 'Worthy Of Your Name' available in-store after chart-topping digital debut
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 06:35 pm
Passion's latest album, "Worthy Of Your Name," is now available to listeners in-store, following its digital debut, which hit No. 1 on Billboard's top Christian albums chart on Feb. 17.
Artpark makes final push for 'Niagara '79' 2017 campaign
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 06:25 pm
In the summer of 1979, artist Gene Davis (whose estate is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum) installed artwork at Artpark titled "Niagara '79." The artwork came to be known as "The Painted Parking Lot," and guests said it was "incredible."
Maid of the Mist ready for earliest launch in history
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:25 pm
For the second consecutive season, the Maid of the Mist will launch on the earliest date in the storied history of one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions.
Catholic Charities Appeal Week 2017 starts April 2
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:25 pm
Appeal Week 2017, in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, begins next weekend (April 2) in celebration of the generosity of Western New Yorkers who have contributed to the 2017 annual Appeal for Catholic Charities, and to encourage those who have not already donated to do so.
Mobile Veterans Center service vehicle to visit Lewiston
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:10 pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, announced the Mobile Veterans Center service vehicle will be in Lewiston on Saturday, April 1.
Discover Niagara Shuttle readies for 2017
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 03:05 pm
Spring has sprung and the Discover Niagara Shuttle is readying for the 2017 tourist season.
Obituary: William 'Spike' Vampotic
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 02:40 pm
William "Spike" Vampotic, entered into rest March 21, 2017.
Obituary: Bob Marcel
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 02:40 pm
Bob Marcel of Grand Island died suddenly March 17, 2017, at the age of 67.
Obituary: Chris Mongielo
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 02:40 pm
Always remembered and loved by all those whose lives she touched, Chris Mongielo of Grand Island entered into rest March 20, 2017.
Obituary: Beverly J. Dyet
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 02:40 pm
Beverly J. Dyet entered heaven on March 10, 2017, after a fall in her home at the age of 83.