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Grand Island Town Board: Whitney lauded for 30 years of service; Westfall appointed town engineer
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Board promoted from within to fill the shoes of retired Town Engineer John Whitney.
Empower names building after longtime CEO Joseph O. Mineo
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:10 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, honored former CEO Joseph O. Mineo by renaming its day habilitation building as the Joseph O. Mineo Day Center.
Higgins & Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2017, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
A terra cotta twist on the mundane faculty mailbox
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:05 pm
Faculty mailboxes typically don't generate much excitement. But when they're in a building that's on the National Register of Historic Places, and that's home to an architecture school that has a reputation for "making," only the best, designed in-house, will do.
Sweden's 'Environmental Hero of the Year' speaking at Niagara University on Oct. 12
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:05 pm
Lasse Wennman received Sweden's Environmental Hero of the Year Award last December for, among other things, his work in reducing food waste by obtaining perishable items from restaurants (and other businesses) and recycling them to feed those who are hungry.
New ministry is in development at Lockport CARES
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:05 pm
In November 2009, Lockport CARES opened its doors to welcome homeless people at 192 Genesee St. Over the past eight years, it has housed more than 1,800 guests, offering hospitality and guidance to people in crisis.
UB receives nearly $2 million to expand behavioral health workforce in WNY
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:05 pm
The University at Buffalo has received a $1.92 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand the behavioral health workforce in underserved communities and combat the opioid epidemic in Western New York.
Lee Greenwood, Alabama, The Gatlin Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Sam Moore, Yolanda Adams, Cassadee Pope, Robert Earl Keen to perform as part of 'Deep From The Heart: The One America Appeal'
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:00 pm
The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation has announced a hurricane relief concert at Texas A&M's Reed Arena the evening of Oct. 21 featuring former presidents Obama, Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41 and Carter joined by top music performers.
Engineering alumnus Stephen Still gives $4 million to support UB institute
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 10:10 am
A graduate who said the University at Buffalo changed his life has given $4 million to the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).
5 Wits voted one of top 5 escape rooms by USA Today
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 07:00 am
5 Wits has been voted one of the top 5 escape rooms in the U.S., according to a reader survey conducted by USA Today. A panel of experts, along with 10Best editors, together picked the initial 20 nominees, and then winners were determined by popular vote. 5 Wits finished in fourth place, beating out escape rooms all across the nation.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Kids Day Party in the Plaza' set for Oct. 9
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for a "Kids Day Party in the Plaza." The event, presented by Perry's Ice Cream, will take place from 1-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in Alumni Plaza, prior to the team's game against the New Jersey Devils.
'Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience,' ticket auction programs return for 2017-18 season
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will once again offer the "Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience" and ticket auction programs for the 2017-18 season, with proceeds benefiting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Cuomo announces winners of Western New York Smart Growth Community Fund
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 10:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced four Western New York communities have been selected to receive up to $10 million in funding from the Buffalo Billion II initiative. The City of Dunkirk, City of North Tonawanda, City of Lackawanna and Village of Gowanda are recipients of Smart Growth Community Funds for projects that utilize existing infrastructure to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development.
DEC statement regarding discharge by Niagara Falls Water Board; NFWB responds
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 10:00 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released this statement Wednesday night:
Lewiston Lions host It Happened to Alexa exec. director
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 06:50 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions hosted Kate Fowler, executive director of It Happened to Alexa organization.
Fantasy Island partners with Unyts For 'Halloween Horror' blood drive
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 02:40 pm
Giving blood is nothing to be afraid of. A pack of wild vampires? That's another story!
St. Francis Guild's 37th annual Pink Elephant Luncheon & Auction set for Saturday, Oct. 21
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 02:40 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 37th annual Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Verizon's Oath awards $19,557 Community Care Coordination grant to Niagara Falls Memorial
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 02:40 pm
Oath, a subsidiary of Verizon, has awarded a $19,557 community grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Center for its Niagara Community care coordination training project. The funds are included in $427,826 awarded to 20 community organizations by Oath's Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County and Oath's Yahoo Community Benefit Fund.
PHOTOS: Community Missions, NFMMC present annual interfaith community prayer service for mental illness recovery & understanding
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 11:40 am
Community Missions Inc. and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined together Tuesday to host the seventh annual interfaith community prayer service inside First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls.
As fire prevention month approaches, FASNY reminds New Yorkers to create a home escape plan
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 07:00 am
In observance of both National Fire Prevention Month and National Fire Prevention Week, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is asking New Yorkers to remember and re-learn basic fire safety rules that can help save lives. October is Fire Prevention Month, and Oct. 8-14 is Fire Prevention Week.
Buffalo Sabres, Jack Eichel agree to terms on extension
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 08:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team has agreed to terms with forward Jack Eichel on an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value (AAV) of $10 million.
Canisius College announces major reduction in tuition
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 05:50 pm
Canisius College on Tuesday announced it will reduce its current tuition for full-time undergraduate students from $34,966 to $27,000 - a 23 percent reduction - in a move aimed at improving the accessibility and affordability of a Canisius education.
Roycroft Campus announces grand opening of new museum
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 05:50 pm
Stemming from the success of recent restoration and preservation projects, and the receipt of several large-scale donations of original Roycroft artifacts, the Roycroft Campus has announced the establishment of The Museum, located in the historic Print Shop.
ESD: Global NY receives federal grant to promote New York state exports & support small businesses
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 05:45 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced Global NY, the agency's international division, was awarded a $754,700 State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to support the growth of New York exports to foreign markets around the globe. When combined with state matching funds, the STEP Program will invest more than $1.16 million in small businesses statewide through September 2018.
Girl Scouts of WNY participate in 48th annual 'Skills and Chills' event
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 02:05 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 24, Girl Scouts from the Western New York council participated in the 48th annual "Skills and Chills" event at Camp Seven Hills Goodyear in Holland, New York.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Learn to Play' program returns for second year
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced registration is now open for the team's "Learn to Play" program.
Key Private Bank named official wealth management partner of Buffalo Sabres
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 02:00 pm
Key Private Bank is the new official wealth management partner of the Buffalo Sabres.
'Mariah Carey: All I Want For Christmas Is You' Tour coming to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 11:00 am
Global superstar and the top-selling female artist of all-time, Mariah Carey will bring her "All I Want For Christmas Is You" tour to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. The show is set for 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center.
Dr. Peter Butera named dean of Niagara University's College of Arts & Sciences
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 11:00 am
Dr. Peter Butera has been named dean of Niagara University's College of Arts and Sciences.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop at Dale Association
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The series is scheduled to begin Friday, Oct. 27, at the Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. It will run from 9-11:30 a.m.
4th annual Domestic Violence Ribbon Walk & Survivor Art Exhibit to be held in Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 03:25 pm
In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Family & Children's Service of Niagara is coordinating the fourth annual Domestic Violence Ribbon Walk at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10. The walk will begin at the corner of Main and Third streets in Niagara Falls.
Erie County: Community celebrates grand opening of nonprofit Grace Guest House
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 03:15 pm
Western New York Community leaders celebrated the opening of Grace Guest House, the first nonprofit guest house in South Buffalo to serve families with a loved one being cared for at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.
HOPE Buffalo extends commitment to City of Buffalo
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 03:10 pm
In the face of national cuts to adolescent health funding, HOPE Buffalo, one of the Erie County Department of Health's and CAI's teen pregnancy prevention projects, has been successful in securing a federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for almost $1 million over three years for the Community Approaches to Reducing STDs (CARS) initiative.
'Tales at the Taylor Theater' Children's story hours starting at Kenan Center in October
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 03:10 pm
The Kenan Center will present a series of themed story hours, "Tales at the Taylor Theater," for children and families. The event will kick off Sunday, Oct. 22. The October story hour event is to take place in the Kenan Center Taylor Theater at 3 p.m. with special Halloween-themed activities to follow the story.
Buffalo Sabres, Matt Moulson, Original Pizza Logs to provide tickets to military personnel
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced forward Matt Moulson will continue the "Tickets for Troops" program to provide a pair of seats to a member of the military during every home game for the 2017-18 season.
Schneiderman issues guidance for federal student loan borrowers ahead of 10th anniversary of public service loan forgiveness program
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 02:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently issued guidance for federal student loan borrowers, who seek to qualify for forgiveness under the public service loan forgiveness program ("PSLF") beginning on the program's 10th anniversary.
LPYF 'Family Fun Night' benefits youth, seniors
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:30 am
Modern Corporation and Lewiston Porter Youth Football joined forces recently to give back to the community. In the photo, Robert Trunzo of Modern Corporation presents Lewiston Porter Youth Football President Mark Nicoletti with a donation to put toward the purchase of equipment to protect the children.
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.

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