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Empire State Development, City of Buffalo announce 'major step forward' for Central Terminal
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 04:00 pm
Empire State Development and the City of Buffalo on Tuesday announced the Central Terminal Restoration Corp. (CTRC) will welcome the Urban Land Institute (ULI) advisory panel to conduct a weeklong analysis of potential reuses of the Central Terminal starting Monday, June 26. The comprehensive review of future options for the iconic property at 495 Paderewski St., and related parcels, will be complete by June 30.
Lewiston Lions induct new member & club officers
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 03:55 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently welcomed their newest member, Lion Robert Nichols. He has been a member of the Lewiston community for more than 20 years, and has volunteered on various boards and service organizations, including the Lewiston Lions.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 'Broadway Today!' on stage at Artpark
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 11:35 am
The annual return of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra to Artpark is one of Western New York's summer traditions. Artpark & Company and the BPO have announced a special show, "Broadway Today!", will be staged in the Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Friday, July 21.
Students break ground for new St. Peter's playground
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 11:05 am
Under a clear blue spring sky on Monday morning, students at St. Peter R.C. School broke ground for what will be the school's new playground.
Departments of Environmental Conservation, Agriculture and Markets proclaim Pollinator Week for New York state
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 11:05 am
The Departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets on Tuesday commemorated National Pollinator Week (June 19-25) after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo issued a proclamation affirming New York's commitment to promoting the health and recovery of the pollinator population.
Old Fort Niagara: Serve in trenches, relive history at French & Indian War Encampment
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is getting ready to let visitors get their hands dirty at this year's French and Indian War Encampment, July 1-3, on the very soil where French, British and Native soldiers dirtied their hands in July 1759.
ECMC receives Cummings Foundation Grant for trauma center/emergency department project
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 07:00 am
The Erie County Medical Center Corp. on Monday announced its receipt of a $200,000 grant for the hospital's future trauma center/emergency department from the James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc.
Poloncarz: County sewer bond refunding would save $1.6 million
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:50 pm
On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a refunding of General Obligation Sewer District Bonds will be included in 2017 Erie County borrowing, an action that could result in approximately $1.687 million in savings for county sewer districts.
Louis J. Billittier Foundation raises $25,000 at 'Great American Ride' sponsored by Chef's Restaurant
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:45 pm
Louis J. Billittier Jr., and Mary Beth Billittier-Darling announced Saturday evening that $25,000 was raised to benefit Western New York charities through the Louis J. Billittier Foundation at the "Great American Ride" Motorcycle Poker Fun Run and Raffle.
Jacobs calls for Thruway Authority to pay for 'negative community impact' of Grand Island tolls
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, has introduced legislation requiring the New York State Thruway Authority to pay an annual "impact fee" to the communities he said are detrimentally harmed from the tolls on the Grand Island Bridges.
Modern Corporation sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts, which sponsors the festival, will continue its efforts to recycle at the event in partnership with Modern Recycling. To emphasize the theme of recycling and reuse, the Lewiston Public Library will offer a free hands-on art activity that will focus on creating art from discarded materials from noon to 4 p.m. each day.
Artpark: 'Summer Solstice' celebrated in style
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 02:40 pm
One of Artpark & Company's premier summertime family events took place on Saturday with the "Summer Solstice Celebration" featuring the Fairy House Festival and Lehrer Dance.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School to honor alumni at annual awards dinner
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:40 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its annual alumni awards dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, July 14, at The Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls. The event will honor distinguished alumni and athletic hall of famers.
Winners announced in NFP's 2nd annual 'Draw Your Dad' contest
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:40 am
Two winners were named in Niagara Frontier Publications' second annual "Draw Your Dad" contest: 4-year-old Rowan Decker, who drew her father, Andrew; and 8-year-old Sophia Anzalone, who penciled her dad, Todd. Both girls are from Grand Island.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2017 preseason schedule
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team's 2017 preseason schedule. The team will play six games, including three home games at KeyBank Center.
Buffalo native serves aboard Navy warship homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:35 am
Buffalo native and 2014 Kenmore High School graduate Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicolas McMahon is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Halsey.
Breast cancer survivor yoga seminar
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 07:00 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is conducting the third of its planned 10-part educational seminar series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at The Catholic Health Administration Building, 144 Genesee St, Buffalo.
Youngstown Free Library hosts welcome event for new director
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 07:00 am
The Youngstown Free Library staff invites patrons and residents to visit the library on between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, when library trustees will hold a welcome event for new director Sonora Miller.
Great day for a GardenFest
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 10:35 pm
Crowds bloomed on Center Street in Lewiston on Saturday for the annual GardenFest. Despite the near-90-degree temperatures, people came out to buy plants, learn more about gardening and showcase their own container gardens.
Lewiston Town Board moving on creating single water district
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session had some interesting but complex discussions with regard to the single water district plan the town is moving on. Included was the board's planning on a pending water line replacement project and how that would be funded.
Village of Youngstown: Summer kicks off in style with 'Beginning of Summer Street Dance'
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 07:00 am
Summer gets its official start next week in Youngstown.
St. Timothy Lutheran Church CCC to offer green thumb classes at first summer camp
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 07:00 am
New garden boxes at St. Timothy Lutheran Child Care Center are signs of a new program growing at the school.
Artpark: 'Painted Parking Lot' party
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:50 pm
Artpark & Company hosted a reception Friday to thanks sponsors and artists responsible for the recreated "Niagara 1979," also known as the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
Reardon hosts Buffalo Recruitment Day
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:05 pm
New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon announced the fifth Recruitment Day in her statewide tour will be held Monday, June 19, at the Buffalo Career Center, located at 284 Main St., Buffalo. The event will run from 1:30-4 p.m., with 13 businesses offering 314 job opportunities expected to attend.
Old Falls Street's 2017 weekly summer series schedule announced
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:05 pm
Free weekly series are planned this summer on Old Falls Street, USA, including the "Flicks on Old Falls" movie series on Thursday evenings, the Old Falls Street "Party Friday" evening concert series and "Free Family Fun on Saturday Afternoons." All series are presented weather permitting.
Protect your bike from being bagged
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 08:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and GObike Buffalo Executive Director Justin Booth are joining forces to attack one of the biggest quality-of-life crimes in the community: bike theft.
Police locate vehicle involved in hit and run
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:40 pm
The New York State Police announced Thursday that the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident Tuesday has been located, but said, "No other information will be released at this time."
Relay For Life celebrates 15th year on Grand Island
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:30 pm
Tracy Schmidt said she attended past Grand Island Relay For Life events never knowing that one day she would be on stage during the opening ceremony telling her own family's cancer story.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas: Pellicano's Marketplace June's 'Member of the Month'
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:25 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas recently announced Pellicano's Marketplace as its "Member of the Month" for June.
Guess Who, BTO creator Randy Bachman brings classic hits, new blues songs to Artpark
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
On June 20, two-time Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Randy Bachman will perform at Artpark as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series.
Volunteers sought for Lewiston Jazz Festival
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. board of directors is looking for volunteers to assist with the 16th annual Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, to be held Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26. Volunteers are needed for parking, information tent, 50/50 sales, VIP reception and more.
Lawnmower Races, Relay For Life, receive 'Huge' Fuccillo support
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
Fuccillo Chevrolet of Alvin Road on Grand Island is a checkered flag supporter of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Races, a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life. The company presented a huge $500 donation Tuesday to Relay For Life, which supports the American Cancer Society's efforts in the fight against cancer.
'Network Niagara' to offer local business collaboration opportunities
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:10 pm
Local businesses and associations are welcome to attend the first "Network Niagara" event, to be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at the new Brickyard Brewing Company in Lewiston.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo awards more than $700,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Thu, Jun 15th 2017 08:50 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced 44 organizations from across Western New York received grants from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of giving of Ralph C. Wilson Jr.
Lance Diamond documentary, 'A Diamond in the Buff,' sets world premiere at North Park Theatre
Thu, Jun 15th 2017 08:15 pm
Buffland Productions and Boling Entertainment Management have announced the Lance Diamond documentary, "A Diamond in the Buff," directed by Kevin Polowy and Brandon Rae, will make its world premiere at 7 p.m. July 20 at the North Park Theatre in Buffalo.
Veggie Van to kick off summer at Niagara Falls Memorial
Thu, Jun 15th 2017 08:10 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension and The Heart Center of Niagara will bring healthy summer eating to the heart of the city beginning Thursday, June 22, when the Veggie Van Mobile Farmers Market pays the first of 12 weekly visits to Memorial Medical Center's downtown campus.
WATCH: Erendira Wallenda flies over Niagara Falls
Thu, Jun 15th 2017 05:15 pm
On June 15, the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk across Niagara Falls, his wife, Erendira, broke his iron jaw hang Guinness World Record by dangling 300 feet above the Horseshoe Falls - at times by her teeth.
Phil Housley named head coach of Buffalo Sabres
Thu, Jun 15th 2017 02:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team hired Phil Housley as the 18th head coach in franchise history. The Hockey Hall of Famer and former Sabres defenseman becomes the seventh alumnus to serve as the team's head coach.
40-plus community service organizations to receive more than 3,000 computers, other office equipment valued at nearly $390k, from KeyBank
Wed, Jun 14th 2017 04:15 pm
KeyBank will donate more than 3,000 laptop and desktop computers, plus additional office equipment and furnishings, to more than 40 community service organizations in Erie and Niagara counties this spring.