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Lenten Luncheon hears plans for Family Justice Center satellite
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
Islanders enjoying the first Lenten Luncheon of the season Wednesday heard about plans to build a facility to counsel Island victims of domestic violence.
Black Balloon Day is March 6
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
At 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, on the steps of Old Erie County Hall, 92 Franklin St., in downtown Buffalo, members of the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force's Family & Consumer Support Advocacy Section, along with the West Side Youth Development Coalition, will remember and pay tribute to the individuals who have succumbed to opioid addiction in Erie County with a display of black balloons.
Lions to host free vision screenings
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club, in conjunction with Lions S.E.E. and Lions Kidsight USA, is hosting free vision screenings for children 6 months to 6 years old. Screenings will be held in the conference room at the Grand Island Memorial Library on Thursday, March 1, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and from 4 to 7 p.m.
Chamber Awards Gala 2018: Lakeside Quarter Horses named Youngstown Business of the Year
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Lakeside Quarter Horses as the 2018 Youngstown Business of the Year. The Youngstown Business and Professional Association assists the chamber in providing a business honoree. Lakeside Quarter Horses offers lessons to children through adults and offers activities that benefit the community.
Summer of '69, LEC donate to Lew-Port students
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center was the site, Saturday night, for a fundraiser to benefit the Lewiston-Porter High School Summer of '69 Music Scholarship. The event featured a performance by the Summer of '69 All-Star Band with special routines by Lewiston-Porter High School students.
2 events to battle winter doldrums: Lions Swim for Sight, NACC Art of Beer coming up in Niagara County
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
One is next Sunday with the Olcott Lions 49th annual Polar Bear Swim for Sight, on the Lake Ontario waters off Krull County Park in Olcott Beach.
Lewiston contingent at Art of Beer
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Art of Beer is one of the largest fundraisers of the year for the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center. The 12th annual event is set for 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 9, at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
VFW working to restore Academy Park memorial
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
On Wednesday, representatives of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, accepted a donation from DiMino Tops Lewiston. The money will go toward the restoration of the veterans memorial monuments inside Academy Park - a project the local VFW will spearhead this year.
Joan Wolfgang honored for her work at NCCC
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 06:05 pm
Joan Wolfgang, the second-longest-serving member of the Niagara County Community College board of trustees, was honored posthumously for her dedicated work at NCCC at the February board meeting.
Construction industry leaders come together to support Warm Up WNY
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 06:00 pm
Several local construction companies have teamed up to support Warm Up WNY, a drive launched by New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy to collect new blankets for children at Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH). Arc Building Partners, Allied Mechanical, D.V. Brown and Associates, Ferguson Electric Construction, Frey Electric Construction, J.W. Danforth and Mader Construction Co. have joined forces to help push the drive toward its goal of gathering 8,000 blankets.
Higgins announces application period for federal fire prevention & safety grants
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 06:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the fire prevention and safety (FP&S) program.
NT: Pappas hosts 8th annual Snowflake Ball
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 06:00 pm
On Saturday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas and his wife, Linda, hosted the eighth annual Snowflake Ball at Gratwick Banquet Hall.
Niagara SPCA executive director leaving
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 04:20 pm
The Niagara SPCA announced Thursday that Amy Lewis, executive director, will be leaving her position as of Aug. 31.
Town of Niagara board sets special meeting date
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
On Tuesday, the Town of Niagara Town Board held its monthly meeting at the Town of Niagara Town Hall. The meeting was quick, as public input was heard from two residents and agenda items were gone through quite smoothly.
Fashion Outlets to host free Winter Wellness Walk
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
For the second year, Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA is hosting the One Heart, One Mile Winter Wellness Walk and Health Fair to benefit the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association (WNY AHA). The free event will take place on Saturday, March 3.
N-WCSD announces return of Community Education Program
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
On Tuesday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District announced its Community Education Program would return for the first time since 2012.
5th annual Pasta Sauce-Off set for March 10
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 07:00 am
The fifth annual Pasta Sauce-Off will take place from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls: Hard Rock hosts Pints for Progress
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 12:15 am
On Thursday night, residents from around Niagara Falls gathered at Hard Rock Cafe to hear presentations in the 23rd Pints for Progress event.
As corporate Tops restructures, Lewiston store plans expansion
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 07:25 pm
After days of speculation, on Wednesday Tops Markets LLC formally announced it is "pursuing a financial restructuring in order to eliminate a substantial portion of debt from the company's balance sheet and position Tops for long-term success."
Team USA Women's Hockey gold medal victory is most watched late-night show in NBCSN history
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 05:50 pm
Team USA's thrilling shootout victory over Canada in the women's hockey gold medal game on Wednesday ranks as the most watched late-night program in NBCSN history (since 2003).
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra selects finalists for 'Buffalo Sings Champion' contest
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra put out a call for the area's top vocal talent, and Western New York responded.
Buffalo Sabres: Rick Jeanneret bobblehead sale raises $74,000
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the special edition Rick Jeanneret talking bobblehead presented by John W. Danforth raised $74,000, which will be split in half and donated to Kevin Guest House and the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Niagara University honoree Margaret Brennan named host of 'Face the Nation' on CBS
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 04:50 pm
Margaret Brennan, who was presented with an honorary doctor of humane letters during Niagara University's 2015 undergraduate commencement ceremony, was named by CBS today as the next moderator of "Face the Nation," the Sunday morning political talk show.
DEC accepting applications for 15th annual Environmental Excellence Awards
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 04:15 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards program, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced. This year marks the 15th anniversary of New York's Environmental Excellence Awards that recognize businesses, institutions, governments and organizations for their outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability.
PSC expands size of projects eligible to participate in clean energy program
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 04:15 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced it would now allow even larger projects to participate in the state's fast-growing clean-energy program, which will allow more renewable energy projects to be built while driving down overall costs for consumers.
Erie County Senior Services accepting nominations for 'Senior of the Year'
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 02:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services is seeking nominees for Erie County Senior of the Year. The honor will go to a resident over the age of 60 whose community involvement has made a difference to others - improving the quality of life in and around Erie County - and putting to use his or her knowledge, skills, values and motivation to enable that difference.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society recognizes UB expert for her research, patient care
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 02:50 pm
Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, M.D., professor, in the department of neurology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo and a physician with UBMD Neurology, has received the Impact Award of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir & Terry Gannon to host NBC's primetime coverage of closing ceremony for XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 07:10 am
NBC Olympics' figure skating commentating trio of Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon will host NBC's primetime coverage of the closing ceremony for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, it was announced by Jim Bell, president, NBC Olympics Production and Programming. Coverage begins in primetime, Sunday, Feb. 25 (8 p.m. ET), on NBC.
Beginner American Sign Language classes available in Niagara Falls
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Those would like to learn to have brief conversations with deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals who are American Sign Language users are invited to take part in a class offered by Independent Living of Niagara County.
Buffalo: Students create their vision for UB GRoW Home's next move
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The University at Buffalo's award-winning GRoW Home will soon need a change of address form. That's because the 1,100-square-foot, ultra-efficient dwelling will be relocated from its current spot on UB's South Campus to a more prominent, and permanent, location next to the Solar Strand on the university's North Campus.
University at Buffalo Athletics announces partnership with Lyft
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Athletics Department on Wednesday announced a partnership with Lyft for the 2018 athletics season to improve the fan experience at the university's Alumni Arena. The collaboration makes Lyft the first ever "Official Rideshare Partner of University at Buffalo Athletics."
NY Power Authority Power Vista commemorates Black History Month with special exhibit, performances
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
Youngsters and their families are invited to take part in Black History Month by creating an art project for display in a special exhibit and then visiting the New York Power Authority's Power Vista on Saturday, Feb. 24 for a day of free activities.
Destination Niagara USA honored with Adrian Award for Travel Marketing Excellence
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) honored Destination Niagara USA with a Gold Adrian Award for web design and development excellence at the 61st annual Adrian Awards Gala in New York City on Tuesday.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 67th class
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
It was almost exactly seven years ago - Feb. 28, 2011 - that the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy commenced offering training at Niagara University.
Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander joins women's flag football fundraiser
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The RivAlz Blondes vs. Brunettes women's flag football game, organized as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter, is getting a boost from a Buffalo Bills player.
New blood test detects traumatic brain injury - not concussion - UB expert warns
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:55 am
A new blood test approved by the Food and Drug Administration is being characterized by the agency and news reports as a way to detect concussion. But a University at Buffalo expert on concussion said those reports are "misleading."
Village of Lewiston sets dates for summer festivals, events
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:55 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to approve dates and times for summer and late fall festivals and entertainment series.
Wednesday at the PyeongChang Olympics: Lindsey Vonn & Mikaela Shiffrin go for gold
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:45 am
•NBC's primetime presentation, which begins at 8 p.m. ET live across all time zones, featuring Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin competing in the downhill portion of the women's super combined. The slalom portion will air live in primetime plus on NBC.
3 area restaurants receive AAA's Four Diamond rating
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:45 am
AAA Western and Central New York has announced its Four Diamond restaurant winners. Two new restaurants have been added, bringing the total to three restaurants and 22 total properties (19 hotels) in the Western and Central New York region that have been awarded the distinction of Four Diamond status.
Niagara County Department of Health receives MRC Challenge Award for 'Stop the Bleed' campaign
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health, which directs and coordinates the Niagara County Medical Reserve Corps, has been awarded a $7,500 MRC Challenge Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in partnership with the office of the surgeon general.