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Youngstown kicks off Can Am Challenge weekend with Street Dance
Sat, Jul 21st 2018 07:00 am
The fun of summer continues in the River Region with the Youngstown Yacht Club Can Am Challenge, taking place Thursday, July 26, to Sunday, July 29, on village streets, the Lake Ontario waters and on the grounds of the YYC.
Youngstown Fire Co.: Golf tournament set for Aug. 13
Sat, Jul 21st 2018 07:00 am
The Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. invites residents to enjoy a day on the links in Youngstown at its annual golf tournament, Monday, Aug. 13, at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club.
Grand Island Town Board: Whitehaven solar farm approved
Sat, Jul 21st 2018 07:00 am
Solar panels will go up this summer, developers said, after the Grand Island Town Board vote 4-1 Monday to approve a special use permit for a solar farm at 1611 Whitehaven Road near the power lines.
Grand Island Town Board votes for saving Scenic Woods
Sat, Jul 21st 2018 07:00 am
The idle Scenic Woods project awoke Monday with the board voting 4-1 to authorize the town attorney to prepare bond authorization documents that would keep the project alive.
Lions Club of Grand Island: More than 1,000 visit for Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 21st 2018 07:00 am
More than 1,000 children and their caregivers enjoyed the biggest picnic event on the Island Wednesday at the 60th annual Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival details, schedule
Fri, Jul 20th 2018 04:10 pm
The Sanborn Area Historical Society is set to host the 14th annual Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 28, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 29, at the museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
IMPACT/ReNU Niagara offering 'Capacity College' grant training this fall
Fri, Jul 20th 2018 03:55 pm
IMPACT/ReNU Niagara, a program of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement at Niagara University, will once again offer grant training this fall.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES implements Workforce Training Center in NF
Fri, Jul 20th 2018 02:00 pm
The staff of Orleans/Niagara BOCES is once again taking steps to help members of the community find employment.
Artpark: Casting change for 'The Odyssey' as Courtney Balan replaces Emily Skinner
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 05:00 pm
Artpark & Company on Thursday announced a casting change for the upcoming production of "The Odyssey." Accomplished Broadway actress Courtney Balan will replace Emily Skinner in the role of Penelope/Circe. Skinner had to bow out due to a family emergency.
Kingsmen motorcyle club member pleads guilty to RICO conspiracy
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 04:30 pm
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced Monday that Glen Stacharczyck, 53, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to RICO conspiracy, before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Art Therapy exhibition at Project 308 Gallery
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 04:30 pm
Art Therapy Buffalo, an alliance of art therapists working in the Buffalo-Niagara region, will host the third annual group exhibition at the Project 308 Gallery from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 3.
Town of Niagara: Resident speaks out on personal Trump sign
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 04:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board met for their monthly meeting Tuesday night and heard from an unhappy resident.
Monumental Women of WNY to be recognized in new project
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 03:20 pm
The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women and the Monumental Women of WNY Committee have announced a new program to highlight the achievements of Western New York women. Monumental Women of WNY will recognize trailblazing women of WNY through the placement of a series of public monuments and plaques that will highlight the "hidden history" of women in public life, and help to raise awareness of the many contributions women have made to this region.
Aquarium of Niagara: 'Aliens of the Sea' fully funded
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 03:15 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara announced Thursday that funding for "Aliens of the Sea" is complete thanks to the generosity of a $100,000 grant awarded by the East Hill Foundation.
Niagara Power seeing success on, off diamond
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 01:00 pm
Sports teams in their first year have their struggles at times. Unless you're the Vegas Golden Knights and reach the Stanley Cup Finals in your first season, most teams see varied success. For the Niagara Power of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, it may not be their first year in existence, but it's their inaugural season under the direction of Niagara University.
PHOTOS: Canal Fest Parade runs through T-NT
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 12:00 pm
On Tuesday night, in the cities of North Tonawanda and Tonawanda, the annual Canal Fest parade ran through the streets in front of a well-attended crowd.
New this summer: War of 1812 Grand Encampment features hundreds of re-enactors & more demonstrations
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:50 am
Old Fort Niagara will host the largest War of 1812 event in its history on July 28-29. The fort was selected by the War of 1812 Grand Tactical Committee to host its biggest annual event, the War of 1812 Grand Encampment, which attracts hundreds of re-enactors from the U.S. and Canada and will feature U.S. and British land forces, naval vessels, personnel and artillery, Native allies, tactical demonstrations and living-history programming. The event is July 28-29.
UB artist-in-residence to present immersive industrial documentary at Silo City
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:45 am
Valery Lyman, a filmmaker and fellow at the Film Study Center at Harvard University whose viewer-participant approach physically engages an audience with the subjects and landscape of her work, will present her documentary installation, "Breaking Ground," as part of her residency in the University at Buffalo Creative Arts Initiative Aug. 1 to Oct. 10.
Univera Healthcare grant expands job training program for people with developmental disabilities
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:45 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, received a $3,000 grant from Univera Healthcare to upgrade two job training programs that support people with developmental disabilities.
Erie County Fair: New 'I-Hub' to promote innovation, imagination, ingenuity
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
The 179th Erie County Fair will see the debut of a newly created exhibit area with the goal of exciting Western New Yorker's about technology, engineering and the sciences. "I-Hub at the Fair," with the "I" standing for "innovation, imagination & ingenuity," will be located inside the fair's Showplace Building. The display will focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) businesses and education through daily demonstrations, interactive displays and hands-on activities.
Higgins testifies before International Trade Commission on newsprint tariffs
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Earlier this week, Congressman Brian Higgins testified before the International Trade Commission (ITC) during a hearing about the investigation on tariffs on the import of Canadian uncoated groundwood paper used in local newspaper printing nationwide.
Higgins advocates for federal funding for DL&W Terminal project
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for the DL&W Terminal in Buffalo to receive federal funding in the next round of awards granted through the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Summertime DWI review shows decline in arrests
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Kenmore Village Police Chief Peter Breitnauer, and members of the Crusade Against Impaired Driving Foundation to review county DWI arrests through mid-year. He also accepted a donation from CAID to the STOP-DWI office.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake raises thousands for new ambulette
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
The 19th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise and Clambake, held Friday, July 13, continued its tradition of lively entertainment, delicious food and leisurely sailing, all to benefit Niagara Hospice. The event raised a large amount to support the purchase of a new ambulette for Niagara Hospice. A formal check presentation will be in October at Niagara Hospice.
Jim Kelly receives Jimmy V Award at ESPYS
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 09:00 am
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly was honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The 2018 ESPYS on Wednesday.
Lewiston residents at odds with village over potential Frontier House purchase
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 04:50 pm
The village's transaction is contingent on acquiring financing, the results of the 120-day due diligence period, as well as the comments received from the public.
VFW: Limited-edition 'Circle of Honor' coin released
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars has released its new coin commemorating the future "Circle of Honor." It is the first "challenge" coin the local veterans organization has minted and features the "Circle of Honor" project, which is being undertaken to replace the 1955 memorial at Academy Park with a redesigned and more inclusive monument.
Niagara Gospel Rescue to hold 'Love Your Neighbor Bicycle Ride'
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:55 am
The Niagara Gospel Rescue announces its first "Love Your Neighbor Bicycle Ride" will take place from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Collins: DOT funding to 4 area airports
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:55 am
Congressman Chris Collins on Tuesday announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has allocated millions of dollars in funding to improve the Greater Rochester International Airport, Canandaigua Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport and Niagara Falls International Airport. He said the improvements would ensure the longevity of the airports' infrastructure.
Study: New drug target for remyelination in MS identified by UB researchers
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:05 am
Remyelination, the spontaneous regeneration of the fatty insulator in the brain that keeps neurons communicating, has long been seen as crucial to the next big advance in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). However, a lack of understanding of how remyelination is stymied in the disease has hampered these efforts.
DEC: Help prevent wildland fires
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:00 am
New York forest rangers responded to several smaller wildland fires during the past week. These were either the result of careless campfires or lightning strikes. Due to the dry conditions that prevail throughout most of the state, forest rangers remind people to be careful with fires or ignition devices. It is unlawful to leave a campfire unattended or unextinguished, and to set any fire that may endanger the property of another.
DA Flynn appointed to serve on National District Attorney Association board of directors
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:00 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has been selected to serve as an at-large member of the board of directors for the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). The appointment comes 19 months after Flynn was elected as Erie County district attorney.
5th annual Oliver Street Art Festival presented by Project 308 Gallery
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 01:35 pm
The fifth annual Oliver Street Art Festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 4, on Oliver Street (between Schenck and Robinson streets), North Tonawanda. The event will feature more than 60 local artists working in various media such as painting, photography, crafts, jewelry-making and metal smith work.
Food Bank's 'Walk Off Hunger' event aims to entertain, educate
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 01:35 pm
The Food Bank of WNY is seeking participants of all ages for its 11th annual "Walk Off Hunger," which will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Island Park in Williamsville.
Humor & spirituality retreat at Stella Center of Renewal
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 07:00 am
Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal is offering a unique weekend retreat. "LIKE A KID AGAIN: A Spirituality of Childhood for Adult-Sized Living" by Fr. Hugh Burns, OP, will be held Friday dinner through Sunday lunch Aug. 3-5.
Grand Island Board of Education leadership changes at reorganization meeting
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
With the start of the 2018-19 school year, a changing of the guard took place at Monday's Grand Island Board of Education reorganization meeting.
Zonta Club of Grand Island awards 5 scholarships
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island awarded five scholarships at its annual scholarship awards dinner held on June 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Gathering says 'Happy birthday, Grand Island Town Hall'
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Hall turned the big 5-0 this year and hosted a small birthday party Saturday to celebrate the milestone.
Town of Porter Summerfest to feature food & craft vendors, games, entertainment
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Come next Saturday, stop by Porter on the Lake for a day of family fun as the Town of Porter presents the 2018 edition of Summerfest at the town park located on the shores of Lake Ontario.
DEC issues conference addresses plaintiffs' concerns on CWM
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The ongoing process on deciding the long-term operations fate of CWM Chemical Services LLC took another step forward Tuesday at the Lewiston-Porter Creek Road campus. There, Administrative Law Judge Daniel O'Connell, joined by members of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Siting Board, held a daylong pre-adjudication issues conference to evaluate community concerns over CWM's filed applications.

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