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Barker Lions holding annual cheese sale
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:25 am
The Barker Lions Club is holding its annual cheese sale. Partnering with Kutter Cheese, various cheese blocks, cheese balls, cheese spreads and meats will be available.
Niagara County Community College announces scholarship gala co-chairs
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:25 am
Niagara County Community College Foundation board members Jimmy Cancemi (Class of 1968) Geri Sdao and Ron Winkley ('78) have been named the honorary co-chairs of the 27th annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala.
BIFF: 'Marshall' premiere set for Saturday at North Park Theatre
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:25 am
WNED | WBFO and the Buffalo International Film Festival will present the Buffalo premiere of the film "Marshall" on Saturday at the North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave., Buffalo.
Niagara University launches new program to feed poor residents of Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:20 am
Niagara University capped off its 2017 celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week on Friday by announcing the coordination of a partnership that will donate leftover food items from its dining halls to two of its nonprofit community partners.
WWE Superstar Mickie James to receive special honors at 17th annual NAMA ceremony
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:20 am
The Native American Music Awards & Association has announced WWE Superstar and SMG Recording Artist Mickie James (Powhatan) will be inducted into the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame during the 17th annual Native American Music Awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
Susan G. Komen to honor Grand Island volunteer at annual lunch
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:20 am
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York has announced Denise Filosofos of Grand Island is the 2017 recipient of its annual LOVE Award. The LOVE Award honors a volunteer who works tirelessly to advance the Komen mission and inspires others to do the same.
Food Bank of WNY Board names Tara A. Ellis as new president & CEO
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:00 am
Michael J. Prendergast, chairperson of the Food Bank of WNY's board of directors, announced Monday the board selected Tara A. Ellis as the organization's new president and CEO. Ellis, who currently serves as the president and CEO of both Meals on Wheels for Western New York and the Meals on Wheels Foundation of WNY, will succeed Marylou Borowiak as of Oct. 23.
'A flavor of Youngstown': Arts and Music Festival returns to village
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:05 am
The annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival returns for a fourth year from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in Falkner Park.
Chocolate, Arts & Music Fest in Niagara Falls
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center will be hosting a Chocolate, Arts & Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, by Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets, 5540 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Town of Lewiston budget to be presented Monday
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, for presentation of the town's tentative $17,287,894 budget for 2018.
St. Stephen to host 'Cruise Ships to Carriers'
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The public is invited on Friday, Oct. 6, beginning at 7 p.m., to the hospitality room at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, for a history program presented by a noted Western New York historian.
Light Up the Boulevard set for Nov. 18
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The sixth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities, a joint community venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island (especially the Recreation Department), will take place Saturday, Nov. 18.
Above and Beyond: 2017 fire prevention theme stresses speedy escape plan
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The National Fire Protection Association notes that during a fire emergency, "Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out" to avoid serious injury or loss of life. The NFPA has been the official sponsor of fire prevention week since 1922, in observance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, when over 250 people lost their lives.
North Tonawanda's 'Roll Up Your Sleeves' Ward challenge
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
From Oct. 2-5, the North Tonawanda Common Council, spearheaded by Aldermen-at-Large Jeff Glatz and Bob Pecoraro, along with partnership from North Tonawanda High School, led by Katie Harrington, and Unyts Account Executive Greg Eastmer, are promoting a North Tonawanda "Roll Up Your Sleeves" Challenge to all the residents of North Tonawanda to accomplish two things, blood donations, and a member donor registry.
Niagara-Wheatfield to host game under lights
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The term "Friday night lights" has become a staple when referring to high school football. It's a night where the community gathers and watches its local high school football team try to take down its opponent. Niagara-Wheatfield High School is finally ready to be a part of that staple.
Niagara Rises to hold fundraiser for Dog Tags of NY
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
Veterans Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara, will play host to an event that fits the park's "veteran" name. Niagara Rises is having a fundraiser to benefit the group Dog Tags of New York, from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.
BBB's 'Secure Your ID Day' coming soon; free paper shredding & identity theft prevention advice and tools
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:30 pm
Identity theft is still a major problem in the U.S. Over 15 million U.S. consumers lost $16 billion in 2016, compared with $15.3 billion and 13.1 million victims a year earlier. In the past six years, ID thieves have stolen over $107 billion.
Gluck Park Community Build Days: Help create a new playground for local youth
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department invites volunteers to participate in Community Build Days at Gluck Park from 8 am to noon Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21. Volunteers will help install a new playground at Gluck Park (corner of 16th Street and Weston Avenue), under supervision from certified playground installers.
6 honored during Niagara University's 2017 Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:25 pm
Six individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Thursday.
Premier 2018 to honor Dr. Fast, Christopher H. Brown
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor a longtime beloved physician and a prominent Niagara Falls community leader for their service to the hospital and the community at The 2018 Premier, Memorial's annual dinner gala.
Family Promise of WNY to host 'Choc-toberfest'
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:20 pm
Family Promise of WNY, a community organization providing temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness within Western New York, will host its third annual "Choc-toberfest" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Resurgence Brewing Company.
Hard Rock: Brandie Harrison named 2017 Niagara Falls BARocker champion
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 07:20 pm
Thursday night, in front of a capacity crowd, Brandie Harrison took the 2017 BARocker title at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA. Behind her signature drink, the "Purple Haze," Harrison bested five fellow bar staff members. She will advance to November's national BARocker finals in Washington, D.C.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 65th class
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:40 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 65th class during a ceremony held Wednesday at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has first female overall winner
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:35 am
With a finish time of one hour and 14 minutes, Allie Kieffer of Williamsville is not only mighty, she became the first ever female overall winner of The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 16. The half-marathon, held in conjunction with the Hospice Dash 5K, brought in runners from around the country and the world with athletes coming from as far away as Mexico and Australia.
Northbound North Grand Island Bridge closed this weekend
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:35 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced Tuesday the northbound North Grand Island Bridge will close beginning at 8:30 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, for bridge improvement project
KeyBank makes $300,000 gift to fund new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital's move to Buffalo
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 05:00 pm
KeyBank is making a $300,000 donation to Kaleida Health to underwrite all non-labor costs for the upcoming move from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to the new Oishei Children's Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
UB receives $500K to boost entrepreneurship in WNY
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 05:00 pm
The National Science Foundation has named the University at Buffalo a training site for the I-Corps program, awarding a five-year, $500,000 grant to establish a program to help researchers bring their ideas to the marketplace.
Lewiston Lions kicks off new season with Tuscarora School donation
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 05:00 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions kicked off its 2017-18 new membership season by presenting the Tuscarora Indian School with a donation of backpacks and school supplies for students.
Jacobs secures funding for Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:50 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $120,000 in state funding for the 12 branch libraries in the 60th Senate District. This funding will support program upgrades, additional supplies and other improvements that will enhance the educational impact of these libraries on youth in these communities.
Niagara University team competing for $1 million 43North business plan prize
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 04:45 pm
A tech startup that features four Niagara University students and alumni among its employees will compete for $5 million in cash prizes during next week's 43North business plan competition.
First source policy brings employment opportunities to Erie County residents
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 02:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by elected officials and members of the business community as he signed his 18th executive order, mandating Erie County construction projects of over $250,000 and involving at least three workers shall include requirements to employ local and disadvantaged workers.
ESD announces completion of improvements at historic Parkside Candy Shoppe
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:30 am
AnchorEmpire State Development on Tuesday announced the completion of $250,000 in improvements to revitalize key features of the nearly 100-year-old Parkside Candy Shoppe in Buffalo, enhancing the overall visitor experience.
'National Geographic Live' at Kleinhans Music Hall
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:25 am
"National Geographic Live," a new three-speaker series at Kleinhans Music Hall, kicks off at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 with famed wildlife photographer Steve Winter's presentation, "On The Trail of Big Cats."
Kenmore Mercy Hospital awarded certification for knee and hip replacement by Joint Commission
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:25 am
Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Catholic Health's "Orthopedic Campus of Excellence," has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for total knee and total hip replacement. It is the only hospital in Western New York to receive this quality certification for its joint replacement services.
Fantasy Island turns 'fun' into 'fear' with all-new 'Halloween Horror'
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:25 am
Fantasy Island will debut its first ever "Halloween Horror" on Saturday, Sept. 30, featuring a haunted maze, a haunted house and three scare zones. The all-new event extends the regular operating season for the first time to weekends through the end of October.
Once again, Lewiston Town Board tables Rubino PUD concept plan
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 03:15 pm
Citing the need for more information, the Lewiston Town Board unanimously moved to table its vote Monday on the concept plan for the Rubino brothers' 107 parcel planned unit development eyed for 80.2 acres east of Bronson Drive.
New UB grant will help treat New Yorkers addicted to opioids
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 03:15 pm
The Research Institute on Addictions and faculty from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will lead a University at Buffalo effort to combat the opioid crisis in New York state.
Annual world pumpkin weigh-off to highlight Fall Festival at Great Pumpkin Farm
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:05 pm
It's that time again - when Western New York will find out if anyone has grown a world-record-setting pumpkin.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz review falling DWI numbers
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Director of the Erie County STOP-DWI Office John Sullivan, and Chief of the Orchard Park Police Department Mark Pacholec to review driving while intoxicated incidents during the summer months across Erie County. Data from the STOP-DWI office indicates DWI arrests for the period of July 3 through Sept. 17 are down from last year.
Niagara Area Foundation now accepting grant applications
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:00 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation, a geographic division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for the 2017 grant cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 16 and can be submitted online at www.TheNiagaraAreaFoundation.org.