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Catholic Charities exceeds 2014 goal
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials announced Monday the 2014 appeal exceeded its $10.8 million goal, with cash and pledges received to date totaling $11,001,057.29.

Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, thanked all donors and supporters for helping Catholic Charities to accomplish such an ambitious goal in order to continue serving those in need throughout the eight-county Diocese of Buffalo.

"As a result of the incredible generosity of the Western New York community, I have the great joy of announcing we have met, and surpassed, our goal again this year," Malone said.

Grisanti, Ryan: State construction grant for Hamburg Public Library
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:25 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced the Hamburg Public Library will receive a New York State Library Construction Grant of $449,399. Funding for this grant was included in the state budget passed earlier this year.

Libraries across the state applied for competitive construction grants that could fund up to 75 percent of the cost for a project. The minimum grant award was $2,500. The funding is awarded by the New York State Department of Education, Division of Library Development.

Sabres sign Meszaros to one-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 05:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed defenseman Andrej Meszaros to a one-year contract.
Sabres sign Moulson to multi-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Matt Moulson to a multi-year contract.
Buffalo Sabres sign Brian Gionta to three-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Brian Gionta to a three-year contract.

Gionta, a Rochester native and 12-year NHL veteran, has spent the past five seasons playing for the Montreal Canadiens, serving as the team's captain since the 2010-11 season.

Sabres sign McCormick to multi-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Cody McCormick to a multi-year contract.
Sabres sign Foligno to two-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Marcus Foligno to a two-year contract.
'Under the Dome' opens as summer's most-watched and highest-rated scripted program in Adults 18-49
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
The second season premiere of "Under the Dome" was Monday's top program and ranks as the summer's most-watched and highest-rated scripted program in adults 18-49, according to Nielsen preliminary live plus same day ratings for June 30.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum hosts 'Community Conversations with Kids' and 'The Kite that Bridged Two Nations'
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
Join the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum as it presents "Community Conversations with Kids" event "The Kite that Bridged Two Nations."
New York Lottery announces another winning TAKE 5 ticket sold in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
The New York Lottery has announced a top prize-winning ticket for the June 27 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at the 7-Eleven at 1504 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. The ticket is worth $36,047.50.
Information Society returns with new album' '_hello world'
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
Set for release Sept. 23 via HAKATAK International/MVD, the album marks the reunion of the original founding members of INSOC, Robb (synths), Kurt Larson (vocals) and James Cassidy (bass, keyboards), following the release of their single "Land of the Blind," which was released earlier this year.
Niagara County Fair begins with Farm City Breakfast
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
The 2014 Niagara County Fair will kick-off July 30 at 8 a.m. with the popular Farm City Breakfast, sponsored again this year by Niagara County Community College.
The Academy announces submission dates for 2014 Oscars
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced category submission deadlines for 87th Academy Awards consideration.
Heart of Niagara barking up support for summer picnic
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:10 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue is hosting a family-friendly event where people can bring their dogs and enjoy a day of picnic fun and frolic.
Mark it on your calendar: Lewiston Community Yard Sale
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:10 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 13, the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department will hold its annual Community Yard Sale at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. The public is invited to come and take advantage of the bargains from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sabres acquire defenseman Josh Gorges from Montreal
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 12:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired defenseman Josh Gorges from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Minnesota's second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
NTCC: Tour bus traveling nationwide this summer features images of iconic Niagara USA attractions
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:45 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and AAA Western and Central New York unveiled a brand new "Niagara USA wrapped" motor coach tour bus on Monday outside of the Niagara USA Visitor Center on Rainbow Boulevard.
Want to be Peach Queen?
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:40 pm
Organizers of the Niagara County Peach Queen program are encouraging potential contestants to turn in their application to participate in the program, taking place during the Niagara County Peach Festival Sept. 5-7.
Niagara Catholic receives Oishei STEAM grant
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:40 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School was one of 16 BISSNET Schools to receive the Oishei STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) grant. The grant will provide $40,000 for three years and is intended to promote STEAM education in the school and community, as well as collaboration with other education institutions.
Third World Cup soccer watching party at Canalside
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and its partner, Global Spectrum, today announced the USA vs. Belgium World Cup soccer match will be shown live on two large screens set up for fans at Canalside on Tuesday at 3 p.m. (rain or shine.)
'The Biggest Loser' adds new trainers Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:00 pm
"The Biggest Loser" returns to NBC Thursday, Sept. 11, ready to change lives. On board for season 16 are trainers Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom, who will join returning trainers Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince. Alison Sweeney returns as host of the series.
Enrique Iglesias and Zac Brown Band added to 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:55 pm
Enrique Iglesias and Zac Brown Band have been added to the lineup for the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular," which will air Friday, July 4 (8 p.m.), with an encore presentation at 10 p.m. highlighting the second hour of the special.
Niagara River Region Chamber hosts 'Summer Business Blender' at Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Water Street Landing
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a "Summer Business Blender" Thursday, July 10, at Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Water Street Landing.
Bobby Flay returns with culinary battles, special guest stars in season 2 of 'Beat Bobby Flay'
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:40 pm
A brand-new roster of chef competitors battle for the opportunity to cook against culinary icon Bobby Flay in "Beat Bobby Flay" season two this summer. New episodes kick off Thursday, July 31, at 10 p.m.
Grisanti names Joseph Pasek 'Veteran of the Month'
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:25 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently named Joseph Pasek as recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
Chainsaw art at Olde Sanborn Days
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:25 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts will join the festivities at the 24th annual Olde Sanborn Days Arts & Crafts Show Saturday, July 12 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and Sunday, July 13 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Enjoy the charm of this old-fashioned country fair and craft show, which has plenty of activities and demonstrations for the entire family.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announces Independence Day celebration at Canalside
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced its schedule for Canalside's Fourth of July celebration, which will take place Friday, July 4. This free event will feature some of Buffalo's best talent, children's activities, food and a fireworks display presented by Russell Salvatore over the Buffalo River.
Liv Tyler, Toni Collette, Pierce Brosnan headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:10 pm
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show this week.
Exclusive SPCA ice cream created by local ice cream shops
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:10 pm
Throughout the month of July, the SPCA Serving Erie County will be the recipient of partial proceeds from the sale of an all-new SPCA ice cream created by local shops. "Doggone Delight" is a vanilla ice cream with pretzel pieces, peanut butter, and a fudge swirl.
Erie County Fair to host 5K run/walk
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:10 pm
The Erie County Fair 5K returns Saturday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m. at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg. This USTA certified 3.1-mile course is one of the flattest in Western New York. The starting and finish line are at the entrance of the grandstand. The race route takes participants through the Town and Village of Hamburg.
Our Lady of Peace to host 'Super Cruise' fundraiser
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:00 pm
Start your engines and bring your ride to Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence for a different kind of fundraiser. Our Lady of Peace Cruisers Day, in conjunction with Cataract Cruises of WNY, presents "Super Cruise" Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the facility located at 5285 Lewiston Road in Lewiston.
July 4th pet safety tips
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 07:00 am
The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. While you and your family, friends and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anything but celebratory.
Niagara Wine Trail to hold 6th annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Village of Lewiston
Sun, Jun 29th 2014 07:00 am
On July 26 and 27, the Niagara Wine Trail will hold its sixth annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Academy Park, located in the heart of the Village of Lewiston.
Sabres draft eight players on second day of NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres selected eight players on the second day of the 2014 NHL Entry Level Draft, including three in the second round. After taking winger Brendan Lemieux with the 31st overall pick, Buffalo traded pick 39 to Washington in exchange for the Capitals' 44th and 74th picks this year.
Advanced Dental presents $3,600 check to Niagara Falls Air Base
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 08:45 pm
Advanced Dental presented a check for more than $3,600 to the 914th U.S. Air Force Reserve Base Thursday morning, the result of a fundraising campaign that donates all proceeds from professional teeth whitenings to the base's office of family support services.
LPD memorial service for Radar
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 07:05 am
The Lewiston Police Department invites the community to a memorial service to be held Saturday, June 28, in honor of Radar, the LPD K-9 who was unexpectedly put to rest earlier this month.
Town of Lewiston: Marra, Winkley dispute budget shortfall
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 07:00 am
The saga over Lewiston's finances took on a new turn this week.

Council members Mike Marra and Ron Winkley presented numbers at Monday's Town Board session disputing Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey's and Town Finance Officer Paul Kloosterman's analysis showing a $700,000 budget deficit for 2013 and similar projections for 2014.

Marra opened with a detailed explanation of the town's budget picture - one that point by point challenged Kloosterman's analysis heard at the May 29 Town Board session.

Lions honor Craft
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Lions Club International Foundation recently honored Lewiston Community Lion Ron Craft. He received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award during the Lewiston chapter's fifth anniversary dinner. The Melvin Jones Award is the highest given by the Lions Club International Foundation.
Buffalo Sabres select Sam Reinhart second overall in NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres selected center Sam Reinhart (Kootenay - WHL) with the second overall pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft Friday. He is the team's first-ever second overall pick and the highest selection for the club since it picked Pierre Turgeon first overall in 1987.

Born in North Vancouver, B.C., Reinhart comes from a long line of hockey players in his family.

Fundraiser to aid boxer
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:35 am
Eleven-year-old Emily "Noodle" Cooper will represent Casal's Boxing Club at the National Golden Girls Boxing Championships July 7-12 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
 


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