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AAA: Tornadoes strike quickly, be prepared
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:50 am
Tornadoes are among the most devastating of all natural disasters, appearing suddenly and creating destruction in a matter of minutes.
'Soldiers of the Revolution' at Fort Niagara: American Revolution on Niagara Frontier to be re-enacted
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:40 am
Old Fort Niagara will share American Revolution history with the public on Aug. 5-6, when it presents "Soldiers of the Revolution" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. This re-enactment complements the daily summer programming currently happening at the fort, which features the British occupation of the fort from 1775-83.
UB research: Estrogen therapy may prevent gum disease in women over 50
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
Treatment for osteoporosis may also help prevent gum disease, according to new University at Buffalo research that examined the prevalence of periodontitis in postmenopausal women.
2 certified physician assistants at UBMD receive national recognition
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
UBMD certified physician assistants Samuel J. Ali, PA-C, and Mark Turoldo, PA-C, have been nationally recognized for earning a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
'A Walk to Remember' at GreenFields Continuing Care Community
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
At 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, the GreenFields Continuing Care Community will partner with the Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association to fight back and raise critically needed funds to further research and to provide free information and supportive services to those who need them.
2017 Niagara County Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
A cheerleading competition will be one of the highlights of the 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston.
First Niagara Foundation: $5 million in grant funding in partnership with KeyBank since acquisition
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 09:20 am
The First Niagara Foundation announced it has committed $2.8 million in grants to local not-for-profit organizations in the past year, as the independent charitable foundation continues its role as a philanthropic leader in the region, following KeyCorp's acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group last year.
'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge' crowns a winner
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 09:10 am
The "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" season concluded with a two-hour finale on Sunday, in which six teams faced off in semifinal heats in hopes of competing as one of the top three teams to race against each other on the most demanding Spartan course ever devised.
St. Martin's to host Community Chorus concert
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Community Chorus will present its "Summer Songfest" concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1.
International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to maximize outflows as wet weather persists
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 10:05 am
The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to release the unprecedented outflow of 10,400 m3/s (367,300 cfs) with the intent of providing all possible relief to Lake Ontario shoreline property owners, boaters and other affected interests, while balancing the impacts on other affected stakeholders in the system.
Setting sail: Annual YYC Can Am Challenge hits lake July 27
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 09:05 am
Despite flooding conditions that have plagued the lake and lower river - and really put a crimp on boating over past months - plans are moving full speed ahead for the 2017 edition of the Youngstown Yacht Club's Can Am Challenge regatta.
Building communities: Niagara's new Habitat for Humanity project underway
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 09:00 am
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity is currently working to rehabilitate a house located at 2718 Orleans Ave., in the Cataract City.
Grand Island Lions hold successful 59th annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club on July 19 held its 59th annual Special Kids Picnic at the Buffalo Launch Club, an event that brought in over 1,100 kids with special needs and their chaperones. The kids got the opportunity to enjoy entertainment that included boat rides, pony rides, Shriner minikar rides, face painting and baton twirlers.
Grand Island Town Board: First brainstorming session for community center held
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Work on a feasibility study to determine what, if any, town community center is on the drawing board began Tuesday with public input.
Madigan asks for notice of cancellation of West River Trail project
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:50 pm
Grand Island Councilman Mike Madigan has asked the state for "official verification of the apparent project cancellation" for the West River Connector Trail.
Can You Help: Elizabeth Restey
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Three years ago at this time, Elizabeth Restey of Grand Island was in Roswell Park Cancer Institute undergoing her first round of chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Two years ago at this time, she was pregnant with her first child. This year, she is back at Roswell and pregnant at the same time.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: K9 finds lost female
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard announced two successful canine tracks conducted July 18 located and returned two elderly individuals back to their families, including one from Grand Island.
UB math students advance to final night of NBC's 'Spartan Challenge'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:35 pm
The Mathletes are closing in on $250,000. The team of University at Buffalo math students competing on NBC's second season of "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" edged out the competition by 6 seconds in the second round of the series, earning a trip to the final night of competition.
Town of Niagara: Annual LakeFest to raise money for Mercy Flight
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:35 pm
Mercy Flight of Western New York will hold its annual LakeFest event from 3-10 p.m. this Saturday, July 22, at the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road. Proceeds generated from the event will benefit Mercy Flight.
North Tonawanda: Dispatch deal discussed
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 02:05 pm
Niagara County and North Tonawanda elected leaders and public safety officials, along with officers from the North Tonawanda police Benevolent Association, met Friday morning to discuss the details of a five-year deal that modifies the county's dispatch system based on input from North Tonawanda police.
Park Police put watercraft users on alert
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 02:05 pm
The New York State Park Police reminds boaters and Jet Ski operators that operating in the federally restricted exclusionary zone above Niagara Falls is prohibited. Violators will face charges for entering this restricted area by either state or federal authorities.
Process of installing fence around former landfill continues
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:35 am
Plans are moving along to install a fence around the inactive Niagara Sanitation Landfill, which formerly took in waste from various chemical companies.
Collins, Higgins support measures to reduce 'unnecessary delays' at border
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Congressmen Chris Collins and Brian Higgins sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan urging them to implement protocols that would reduce processing times at the northern border for commercial vehicles.
Erie County: Household hazardous waste collection event coming Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northwest Solid Waste Management Board, has announced a household hazardous waste drop-off day will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Erie Community College North Campus in Williamsville.
Collins, Tenney, Katko applaud requirement of Lake Ontario report included in appropriations bill
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, on Friday applauded the release of the fiscal year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, which includes language requiring the secretary of state to issue a report on damages to the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship awarded
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 08:35 am
Niagara Falls High School seniors Kaitlyn Ivancic and Jeante Fitzsimmons were named the 2017 recipients of the Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship. They were honored at a dinner Thursday at The Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue.
St. Vincent de Paul Society to open new store in Niagara Falls
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 03:05 pm
The gift of a building from a Youngstown businessman will allow the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to resume retail operations in Niagara Falls.
City of Niagara Falls uses award money for Hyde Park fish stocking
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Mayor Paul A Dyster was joined by officials from the city's Department of Public Works on Thursday as 2,500 channel catfish were released into Hyde Park Lake. The lake, located in the second-largest municipal park in New York after New York City's Central Park, is an impoundment of Gill Creek, which is a tributary of the upper Niagara River.
NFMMC announces management appointments
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced several new appointments to its management team.
Ellen Doyle awarded Sass nursing scholarship
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 10:10 am
Ellen Doyle, R.N., was awarded the 2017 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship.
Hot cars can be deadly for kids & pets in summer
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:45 am
Every year, dozens of children die due to heatstroke from being left in a hot car for too long. Nineteen children have already passed away this year; 723 since 1998 (according to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians). While an overwhelming majority of these deaths were accidental, they were preventable.
Local restaurants donate to Northwest Jazz Festival raffle
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:05 am
More than $3,000 in local restaurant gift certificates will be given away at the conclusion of the 2017 Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, on Aug. 25-26.
Ortt delivers a total of $55,000 to Western Niagara County libraries
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:55 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Wednesday delivered a total of $55,000 in state funding to the public libraries in western Niagara County. Ortt secured the funds as part of this year's state budget.
Higgins, Ryan applaud action on Canalside's South Aud Block
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan welcomed the release of a request for proposals for construction on Canalside's South Aud Block. In April, Higgins and Ryan stood near the property urging Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. to take the necessary steps to expedite construction of the dining, retail and residential space proposed in the 2013 Canalside modified general project plan.
Morinello to host car seat safety check
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:45 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello has announced his office, in coordination with the Erie County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Island Fire Co., will host a car seat safety check. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Grand Island Fire Hall, 2275 Baseline Road.
ECHDC announces unique opportunity to be part of renaissance of Buffalo's waterfront
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:45 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has issued a request for proposals for two parcels of the South Aud Block, which will allow New York state to proceed with the next exciting phase of development at Canalside in Buffalo.
Garbage: Shirley Manson talks cold, hard reality; spectacular dream
Wed, Jul 19th 2017 07:00 am
Twenty-two years ago, Shirley Manson famously sang, "I'm only happy when it rains. I'm only happy when it's complicated."
Collins announces AEAC grant funding for Artpark & Company
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 06:05 pm
Congressman Collins on Tuesday announced funding for Artpark & Company to support the presentation of Plasticiens Volants' "Big Bang." This grant was awarded through the National Endowment for the Arts' Arts Engagement in American Communities program, which is designed to support art projects in all artistic disciplines.
Morinello announces Project Green-Light
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
On Tuesday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello announced the kickoff of Project Green-Light. Project Green-Light is a campaign created to address the issue of traffic congestion and pollution surrounding the Grand Island tolls.
Michael Freedman joins PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter board of directors as treasurer
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has announced Michael Freedman joined the board of directors as treasurer.
 

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