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Buffalo City Mission launches 2018 turkey drive to deliver happy Thanksgiving for homeless
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 09:00 am
On Wednesday, the Buffalo City Mission kicked off its annual turkey drive to provide a traditional Thanksgiving meal for impoverished families, the elderly and shut-ins. The City Mission set a goal to collect 2,000 turkeys from now through Monday, Nov. 19.
Colvin Cleaners distributes record number of coats
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 05:40 pm
The first of three free giveaways of coats and winter items resulted in a Colvin Cleaners "Coats For Kids" record one-day distribution of nearly 6,500 coats, gloves, scarves and hats Saturday at the Kenmore Knights of Columbus. The result of the overwhelming outpouring of families in need was a call by the company for more donations of kids' winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves.
Lower Niagara Community Survivors Group poised to positively impact community
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
The Community Survivors Group recently raised a whopping $21,000 at a one-day benefit event held at The Lewiston Stone House.
Pitching in for DeGlopper Memorial; parade set
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Etched glass biographies of Grand Island servicemen killed in action are moving closer to completion thanks to the efforts of Island benefactors and student volunteers working out of the Grand Island High School technology wing.
Dunn Tire supports 'Read with Reed 83 Challenge' with Hall of Fame NFL star Andre Reed
Mon, Oct 29th 2018 01:40 pm
Western New York tire retailer and automotive services provider Dunn Tire is teaming with one of Buffalo's greatest football legends to help local children catch a love for reading.
Artpark works with Buffalo State, cultural ambassador on historical/educational project
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 07:15 pm
Faculty from Buffalo State College teamed with Artpark & Company and local cultural ambassador Michael Beam on Friday morning to relocate and record historical items purposely placed in the park hill.
Historic Memorial Medical Center webcast brings area students into operating room
Fri, Oct 26th 2018 04:10 pm
Two Western New York schools were treated to an eye-opening real-time learning experience Thursday when a surgical procedure was webcast live from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to students attending STEM classes in Niagara and Erie counties.
Russell J. Salvatore Foundation announces $200,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 06:05 pm
On Thursday, the Russell J. Salvatore Foundation announced a $200,000 commitment to support construction for the veterans wing in the new Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St. The new wing will be named the Russell J. Salvatore Veterans Wing.
'Halloween Spooktacular' headed to Niagara Power Vista
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 09:25 am
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual "Halloween Spooktacular" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
DEC: Shutdown operations at Tonawanda Coke facility complete
Tue, Oct 23rd 2018 10:25 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday announced the safe completion of shutdown operations at the Tonawanda Coke facility. The facility's extensive system of gas lines has been completely purged and all coke ovens are emptyā€ˇ.
Jingle Falls USA announces festive activities for Niagara Falls
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 02:10 pm
On Thursday morning, Niagara Falls leaders announced events for the second annual Jingle Falls USA in downtown Niagara Falls.
Higgins presents Bronze Star to local veteran & honors wounded warriors with Vietnam veteran lapel pin
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 05:50 pm
During a gathering of Western New York Military Order of the Purple Heart members, Congressman Brian Higgins honored wounded veterans who served during the Vietnam War, including a special presentation of a Bronze Star and other medals to Chapter 187 Chaplain Robert Segool.
Erie County parks get greener with addition of electric car-charging stations
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 08:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Department of Public Works Commissioner William Geary, Coordinator of Clean Communities of WNY Craig Jackson and Tony Hazzan of NYSERDA to cut the ribbon and officially announce the installation of a new dual-port electric vehicle charging station at Chestnut Ridge Park.
Mount St. Mary's goes pink
Fri, Oct 12th 2018 10:30 pm
Associates and volunteers of Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrated "Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Day" on Friday. Staff throughout the hospital wore pink to enhance awareness while information displays were provided in public areas.
Lewiston-Porter has a special visitor: State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia
Thu, Oct 11th 2018 08:20 pm
Lewiston-Porter was honored by a visit with New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia this past Thursday (as shown in the photo). Elia was in the district to meet with Lewiston-Porter teaching faculty and administrators for a focused discussion on the district's approach to Annual Professional Performance Reviews (APPR).
HAL presents scholarship
Mon, Oct 8th 2018 02:00 pm
Historical Association of Lewiston Vice President Leandra Collesano presented a $500 scholarship to Christian Burnham of the Tuscarora Nation on Indigenous Peoples' Day. The pictured ceremony took place at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument in Lewiston.
Buffalo City Mission launches fall campaign to raise $2.35 million by end of 2018
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 04:40 pm
On Thursday, the Buffalo City Mission announced the launch of its annual fall fundraising campaign and the kickoff of its third "Mission Possible: Food Drive Challenge" to help educate the younger generation on the importance of becoming an advocate for those who are less fortunate. Both initiatives represent important annual efforts to advance the City Mission's work in providing critical programs and services for the homeless of Buffalo.
Christy Nockels previews The Freedom Project Tour
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 05:05 pm
As one-half of the Christian duo Watermark, singer Christy Nockels is used to big stages, bright lights and grand productions. There will be none of that razzle-dazzle when she comes to Western New York on Oct. 11, and that suits Nockels just fine.
Erie County Bureau of Weights and Measures at forefront of consumer protection
Mon, Oct 1st 2018 02:30 pm
The Erie County Bureau of Weights and Measures ("BWM") recently aided local and federal law enforcement agencies in the detection and arrest of an individual who had installed "skimming" devices to steal credit card information from unsuspecting customers at Erie County gas stations.
SafeShot Munitions to take over Stevenson Elementary in Ransomville
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Enter SafeShot Munitions LLC of Ransomville.
Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik talks 'Dizzy Up The Girl' tour, performing at Shea's and connecting with fans
Fri, Sep 28th 2018 07:55 pm
The "SiriusXM Presents: Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up The Girl 20th Anniversary Tour" visits Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo for 8 p.m. shows on Oct. 19-21. Per the band's marketing agent, BB Gun Press, each night will see the Goo Goo Dolls perform the full record, then stage an additional set "packed with surprises and more of their hits."
Buffalo Olmsted Parks 150th celebration exhibit opens
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system, opened the exhibit "Our Better Nature" in The Buffalo History Museum that celebrates Frederick Law Olmsted's designs in Buffalo.
Holtschneider named chair of Niagara University's board of trustees
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:45 pm
The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., has been named chairman of the Niagara University board of trustees. Frank Fiannaca and Karen Howard were named trustees.
Community Missions, NFMMC announce annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for mental illness recovery & understanding
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 12:00 pm
Community Missions Inc. and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, a pair of prominent mental health service providers, will again join to host the eighth annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY appoints Swan executive director
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 01:20 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) has announced the appointment of Jennifer Swan as the organization's permanent executive director.
Wonderful weekend: Harvest, Wildlife festival photos
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 09:45 am
It was the right mix of sun and fun that brought people in droves to both the Harvest & Hops Festival in the Village of Lewiston and the neighboring Wildlife Festival at the New York Power Authority.
BPO: Crescendo Campaign Completion announced at opening night
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 09:30 am
At the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's opening night gala concert, board of trustees Chairman Stephen T. Swift and Vice Chairman Angelo Fatta announced the completion of the Crescendo Campaign, an endowment fundraising initiative that will provide stability for the orchestra for years to come.
Geissler donates sculpture to new building at NCCC
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 09:25 am
Niagara County Community College distinguished alumna and nationally acclaimed artist Susan Geissler, Class of 1974, recently donated a sculpture to the NCCC Child Development Center. The sculpture, "Puddle Jumper," is based on childhood memories of rainy-day playtimes. It will be permanently displayed in the center's foyer inside the new NCCC Learning Commons on the Sanborn campus.
Vagabond Bowties adopts road in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 14th 2018 08:25 am
Vagabond Bowties founders Michael Beam and Duke Adams (pictured, from left) are participating in the Adopt-a-Highway program. The two "style miesters" took on a portion of Route 104, just past Niagara University on the way to DeVeaux. They will maintain this portion of state-owned Lewiston roadway.
Get to know 2018-19 Niagara County Peach Queen Santana Sawma
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
At this year's Peach Festival, Santana Sawma was crowned the new Peach Queen. She steps in place of 2017-18 Niagara County Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty, who raised $4,000 for Hillside Family of Agencies through multiple fundraisers, as well as volunteering for numerous causes in Niagara County.
Ortt joins Niagara County community organizations for awards ceremony
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 03:00 pm
Last week, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt presented $45,000 in education funds and public protection monies to four Niagara County community organizations. Joining Ortt for the event was Isaiah 61, the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier, the Mental Health Association of Niagara County and the Family and Children's Services of Niagara Falls (Passages).
9/11: 'Patriots and Heroes Park' remembrance features gifting of World Trade Center steel to Russell Salvatore
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 03:25 pm
As Western New York and the nation stop to reflect on the horrific events that changed the world on Sept. 11, 2001, Russell J. Salvatore marked the somber anniversary at the "Patriots and Heroes Park" in front of his restaurant, Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More, at 6675 Transit Road, on Tuesday.
Santana Sawma crowned Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 9th 2018 11:10 pm
Perhaps the most successful Niagara County Peach Festival of all time - four days strong and no rain this year - concluded Sunday night with the crowning of a new Peach Queen: Santana Sawma.
'Rockout Cancer' at Stone House
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 05:05 pm
Nine months of planning had led to this: The first "Rockout Cancer" will take place from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. The event is a fundraiser for the Lower Niagara Community Survivors Group, which was formed to help cancer patients with day-to-day projects and activities.
NCCC cuts ribbon to new Learning Commons
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 12:35 pm
Thursday morning, faculty, trustees and students of Niagara County Community College, along with elected officials, cut the ribbon to the brand-new, $25 million Learning Commons on the Sanborn campus.
Learn story behind some of Buffalo's historic military sites with Niagara History Center
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:40 pm
Mark your calendars for the Niagara History Center's fall bus tour on Sept. 29, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30. Participants will tour historical military sites throughout Buffalo and enjoy presentations by speakers.
Poloncarz, officials proclaim Suicide Prevention Week in Erie County
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesdays by Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein and Commissioner of Mental Health Michael Ranney, CEO of Crisis Services Jessica Pirro, Celia Spacone of the Suicide Prevention Coalition, and concerned citizens in front of the Edward A. Rath county office building to spread a message of hope and proclaim "Suicide Prevention Week" in Erie County.
Veterans forum & resource fair in Lockport
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:05 pm
The Dale Association, 33 Ontario St., Lockport, will present a veterans forum and resource fair - a free and informative event for veterans and their family members - on from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sept. 14.
NU School of Nursing offers first classes at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 02:35 pm
Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday launched a new partnership to improve educational opportunities for registered nurses by offering NU School of Nursing credit courses on the medical center's downtown campus. The courses will enable registered nurses enrolled as students to earn a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.
Dr. Thomas and Kate Cumbo named chair couple for 19th annual MSM 'Good Works Gala'
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 10:40 am
Dr. Thomas Cumbo, vice president of medical affairs, and his wife, Kate Cumbo, have been named chair couple of the 19th annual "Good Works Gala" of the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation.

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