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Hockey Hall of Fame announces 2017 inductees
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 05:45 pm
Lanny McDonald, chairman of the Hockey Hall of Fame, and John Davidson, chairman of the selection committee, announced Monday that seven individuals have been elected to Hockey Hall of Fame Honoured Membership, five in the Player Category and two in the Builder Category.
Grand Island soils to be tested for pollutants
Sat, Jun 24th 2017 07:00 am
Soil samples will be collected from homes in the southeastern part of Grand Island in August, said Jackie James-Creedon, executive director of Citizen Science Community Resources. That soil will be tested for 130 different types of contaminants, including benzene, pesticides, heavy metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).
Buffalo Sabres announce 2017-18 regular-season schedule
Thu, Jun 22nd 2017 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the NHL today announced the team's 2017-18 regular-season schedule. Ticket pricing information for individual home games will be released at a later date.
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.
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.
No, In-N-Out is not coming to Lewiston
Sat, Jun 10th 2017 11:45 am
In-N-Out Burger fans, don't get your hopes up: The sign in Lewiston is bogus.
American Legion Riders for Niagara Hospice
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:45 pm
Gary Coons (left), along with fellow members of The American Legion Riders Post 1451, raised the flag in front of The Service Persons Memorial at Niagara Hospice commemorating the 10-year anniversary of the post, as well as 10 years of the Niagara Hospice House.
Niagara Falls USA welcomes largest conference in over a decade
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 06:30 pm
This weekend, Destination Niagara USA and the Conference & Event Center of Niagara Falls are welcoming the largest conference that the City of Niagara Falls has hosted since the Convention and Civic Center closed in 2002.
Showing care
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 09:40 am
The United Way of Greater Niagara held its "Day of Caring" on Wednesday. As part of the initiative, volunteers worked at the Casey House, located on 710 Cedar Ave., Niagara Falls.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School 2017 Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:20 pm
Now in its 12th year, the Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic tournament will take place Monday, July 17, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club. This year's tournament will honor the late Jack Brundage.
New grant allows NU senior to compare Niagara Falls tourism industry to others
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:20 pm
A new research grant will allow a Niagara University senior to determine why Niagara Falls may lag behind comparable stateside tourist destinations when it comes to eradicating poverty and growing its tourism economy.
Seneca Gaming Corp. names Holly Gagnon president & CEO
Thu, Jun 1st 2017 09:30 am
Following a meeting of the corporation's board of directors, Seneca Gaming Corp. announced Thursday that Holly Gagnon was named the company's new president and CEO. Gagnon, who was selected following a national search, is expected to begin in her new role in mid-June.
Artpark adds Blink-182 and Ziggy Marley to 'Coors Light Concerts' lineup
Tue, May 30th 2017 07:30 pm
Artpark & Company announced Tuesday that Blink-182 (July 31) and Ziggy Marley (July 19) will join the "Coors Light Concerts" lineup this summer. Both of these Outdoor Amphitheater events go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 2.
Taste of Lewiston shines
Sat, May 27th 2017 08:45 pm
A Taste of Lewiston returned to Center Street after a decade hiatus, and drew consistently large crowds all day on Saturday. On the one rain-free day this week, local residents and visitors from across the country descended upon the village to sample items from more than a dozen restaurants, and sample goods from another dozen vendors.
State Park Police use high-tech drone & old-fashioned rappelling skills to rescue dog from Letchworth Gorge
Thu, May 25th 2017 03:50 pm
Using classic rope rescue skills and an Unmanned Aircraft System, highly trained New York State Park Police rescued a lost dog who was trapped about halfway down the 400-foot Letchworth State Park gorge on Monday afternoon.
KeyBank employees volunteer with WNY organizations on 27th annual 'Neighbors Make the Difference Day'
Wed, May 24th 2017 03:15 pm
Local KeyBank employees are volunteering with community organizations in Western New York today, advancing neighborhood prosperity.
Lewiston Lions welcome Tuscarora Princess
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:50 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions welcomed current Tuscarora Princess SieAnna Hoover to the club's May dinner meeting. As reigning princess, she has represented the Tuscarora Nation locally at the Peach Festival, gave a youth activism speech at the University at Buffalo, and traveled to Washington, D.C., Wisconsin and Indiana.
Gary Clark Jr., Robert Randolph, The Tea Party headline 'Canalside Live' concert series in Buffalo
Thu, May 18th 2017 07:15 pm
Canalside Management Group announced the lineup for its 2017 summer concert series, now known as "Canalside Live," at a press conference on Thursday.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment, Unyts call upon local companies to increase donations
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:40 am
Pegula Sports and Entertainment has teamed with Unyts to call on the Western New York business community to take action in expanding the collection of lifesaving donations through the "One Buffalo Challenge for Life."
Breast Cancer Network of WNY hosts wellness seminar
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:15 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is conducting the second of its planned 10-part educational seminar series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at its facility, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew.
Lewiston Garden Club plans annual perennial sale
Sat, May 13th 2017 09:00 am
Make a list of plants you'd like to see blooming in your yard year after year. Check it twice, because you're not going to want to miss the Lewiston Garden Club Perennial Sale being held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
New technology at Mount St. Mary's
Wed, May 10th 2017 04:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has acquired the latest vein visualization technology to assist in the placement of IVs and blood draws courtesy of a donation to the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation by area resident Catherine DiMino.
Destination Niagara USA celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week
Tue, May 9th 2017 08:00 pm
This week marks the 34th annual National Travel and Tourism Week. Tourism communities nationwide are doing their part to salute travel in America. The theme of this year's celebratory week is "Faces of Travel," which provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the individuals who keep this industry moving on a daily basis.
Jason Derulo & Sabrina Carpenter added to main stage lineup at Erie County Fair
Mon, May 8th 2017 11:35 am
Pop artist Jason Derulo, known for hit singles such as "Swalla," "Talk Dirty" and "Whatcha Say," will headline the Erie County Fair's Gusto Grandstand at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12. Also joining the National Grid Concert Series, with her hits "Can't Blame a Girl for Trying" and "Eyes Wide Open," is singer and Disney Channel actress Sabrina Carpenter. She will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Driving with the 'big boys': Student starts 2nd season at Ransomville Speedway
Sat, May 6th 2017 07:00 am
At only 15 years old, third-generation Ransomville Speedway driver Robbie Johnston is more than ready to start his second season at the popular Braley Road attraction.
Cornerstone CFCU hosting 3rd 'Promposal' contest
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:50 pm
The prom can be one of the first major expenses for teenagers. Cornerstone CFCU would like to help one lucky member as part of its latest Facebook contest.
What's 'Happening in Niagara'? A Taste of Lewiston!
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:55 pm
Jerry Wolfgang, host of LCTV's "Happening in Niagara," recently interviewed Eva Nicklas of Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan of Corey McGowan Productions. They talked about the upcoming revival of "A Taste of Lewiston," which is happening on Saturday, May 27, on Center Street.
Garden Club: Celebrating '90 Years and Growing' in Lewiston
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:50 pm
As you are walking through Hennepin Park or enjoying the container gardens along Center Street this spring, you can thank a dedicated group of volunteers who lend their time and gardening talents to enhance the natural beauty of our historic community.
Cornerstone CFCU celebrates 60 years of 'helping people achieve their financial dreams'
Thu, Apr 27th 2017 05:15 pm
In February 1957, seven employees of the Harrison Radiator Division of General Motors deposited $5 each along with a signed a letter creating Unit #1 Federal Credit Union. They had a simple mission: help people achieve their financial dreams.
Uber unveils ridesharing partnership with Buffalo Bills & Sabres
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 04:10 pm
Beginning this summer, Western New Yorkers will have reliable, affordable and safe transportation options for attending sporting events and concerts. Pegula Sports and Entertainment on Tuesday welcomed Uber as the official ridesharing partner of the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bandits.
President of Niagara USA Chamber to step down
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 03:15 pm
Deanna Alterio Brennen will step down from her position as president and CEO of the Niagara USA Chamber on May 12. After leading Niagara County's premier advocacy organization for the past 10 years, Brennen's new role will be the vice president of social enterprise for the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier.
PrepStart Consulting seeks to empower high school students
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:25 pm
A Grand Island college admissions counselor is hoping to empower students with the tools to be successful in post-high school life.
Chris Koch, CEO of New Era Cap, to receive Canisius College Distinguished Citizen Award
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:20 am
The Canisius College Board of Regents will confer its Distinguished Citizen Award upon Christopher H. Koch, the CEO of New Era Cap, during its 51st annual Regents Scholarship Ball on Saturday, May 6, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
The Buffalo History Museum hosts 5th annual 'Food Truck Rodeo'
Wed, Apr 19th 2017 09:15 am
The Buffalo History Museum hosts its fifth "Food Truck Rodeo," featuring 12-15 food trucks with menus offering a variety of specialized dishes and desserts the first Wednesday of the summer months.
Wild Kritters to hold 11th annual basket raffle
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 05:10 pm
Wild Kritters of Niagara County has been tending to wounded mammals, birds and reptiles for more than a decade. The organization is licensed by New York State and U.S. Fish and Wildlife to rehabilitate injured and orphaned wildlife. Its goal is to get the animals back into the wild, healthy, as soon as possible.
New seal, Medusa, at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 06:05 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has acquired a 2-year-old gray seal named Medusa.
Empower offers free theater camp to kids with autism
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:40 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will offer a free theater camp to children with autism, beginning June 6. Up to 40 students who are between the ages of 7 and 15 and who have autism spectrum disorder, will be accepted.