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2018 Scotty Bowman Showcase rosters announced
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 12:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the rosters for the 14th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place on Thursday, March 22, at KeyBank Center.
A timely presentation: Steed sponsors 'active shooter' session at Abate School on Wednesday
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
With concerns about student and workplace safety heightened by recent mass shootings, a Niagara County lawmaker is among those organizing a presentation on active shooters at a Niagara Falls school next week.
Niagara County animal distemper warning: Pet vaccination recommended
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:30 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office and Town of Lewiston Police Department are recommending the community to be on high alert after identifying multiple cases of distemper in raccoons in Niagara County.
LaSalle Expressway traveler advisory
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 02:50 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 19, on a project to mill and pave a portion of the LaSalle Expressway in the City of Niagara Falls.
Collins meets with local lawmakers to discuss rural broadband expansion
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 02:50 pm
On the heels of a rural broadband roundtable Friday afternoon with local community leaders, Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, called for easing regulations on internet service providers, helping them to invest in underserved communities like northern Niagara, Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming counties.
'Jazz at the CAC' series presents Bobby Militello and the Bobby Militello Quartet
Tue, Mar 13th 2018 04:10 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will welcome back the Bobby Militello Quartet and its leader, Bobby Militello, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $10.
Help patients rebound: Give blood
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 06:00 pm
In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.
Sabres Green Team to hold hockey equipment drive March 19-23
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 05:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team on Friday announced the team will hold a hockey equipment drive at KeyBank Center starting Monday, March 19, when the Sabres take on the Nashville Predators. The drive will run until Friday, March 23. All equipment donated will benefit Hasek's Heroes.
Girl Scouts of Western New York accepting nominations for Women of Distinction Awards
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 11:50 am
Western New York is not lacking women who deserve recognition, and the community at large has an opportunity to appreciate distinguished women through the 2018 Women of Distinction Awards hosted by Girl Scouts of Western New York. Nominations are being accepted now through March 30.
Lee Simonson to present '8 Miracles that Saved America' at NACC
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 03:45 pm
Noted historian and Lewiston resident Lee Simonson will present "8 Miracles that Saved America" at 6 p.m. Monday, March 12, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
EPIC receives $7,780 from State Farm for car seat safety program
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Every Person Influences Children has received $7,780 from State Farm. This donation will fund various EPIC car seat safety events in 2018, including a car seat safety class, a car seat safety checking station, and the replacement of any damaged, recalled or expired car seats, as well as the distribution of car seats to those who don't have one for their child.
Alzheimer's Association presents program on effective communication strategies at Ransomville Free Library
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 01:25 pm
Effective communication strategies, an education program by the Alzheimer's Association, will be presented from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Ransomville Free Library, 3733 Ransomville Road. To register, call the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 helpline at 1-800-272-3900.
Memorial service for NCSO canine EJ
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 07:25 pm
At 11 a.m. Monday, March 5, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office will hold a memorial service for canine EJ at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. This event will be open for the public to attend.
Fantasy Island to hire 500 team members for 2018 season
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 07:25 pm
Fantasy Island is hiring 500 friendly, outgoing and energetic team members to make 2018 the best year ever for guests.
Buffalo: Byron Brown launches Civic Innovation Challenge
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
Mayor Byron W. Brown launched his inaugural Mayor's Civic Innovation Challenge Powered by AT&T, seeking creative solutions that address social and civic issues impacting City of Buffalo residents. Competitors will mine data from the city's new "Open Data Buffalo" portal to drive their innovative solutions.
Buffalo Geological Society to present 50th annual Gem, Mineral, Fossil Show
Thu, Mar 1st 2018 07:00 am
The Buffalo Geological Society, a nonprofit organization, will host its 50th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on March 24-25 in the Market, Grange and State Police buildings at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Nickerson joins national coalition's 'Call for Action' to prevent gun violence
Wed, Feb 28th 2018 05:20 pm
Amanda B. Nickerson, director of the University at Buffalo's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, has endorsed a pointed "Call to Action to Prevent Gun Violence," joining other prominent scholars in urging "a change in mindset and policy" to protect children and adults.
14th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase returns March 22
Wed, Feb 28th 2018 05:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the 14th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase will take place Thursday, March 22 at KeyBank Center.
Sundays in March will be 'Soup-er' on Niagara Wine Trail USA
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 12:35 pm
In the month of March, various wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail USA will host "Soup-er Sundays."
New families come 'HOME' to Lackawanna
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 12:35 pm
The three homes are scattered throughout Lackawanna's First and Second Ward neighborhoods and were completed with federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development administered through the Erie County Home Investment Partnership ("HOME") program.
Construction industry leaders come together to support Warm Up WNY
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 06:00 pm
Several local construction companies have teamed up to support Warm Up WNY, a drive launched by New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy to collect new blankets for children at Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH). Arc Building Partners, Allied Mechanical, D.V. Brown and Associates, Ferguson Electric Construction, Frey Electric Construction, J.W. Danforth and Mader Construction Co. have joined forces to help push the drive toward its goal of gathering 8,000 blankets.
Fashion Outlets to host free Winter Wellness Walk
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
For the second year, Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA is hosting the One Heart, One Mile Winter Wellness Walk and Health Fair to benefit the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association (WNY AHA). The free event will take place on Saturday, March 3.
University at Buffalo Athletics announces partnership with Lyft
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Athletics Department on Wednesday announced a partnership with Lyft for the 2018 athletics season to improve the fan experience at the university's Alumni Arena. The collaboration makes Lyft the first ever "Official Rideshare Partner of University at Buffalo Athletics."
Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander joins women's flag football fundraiser
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The RivAlz Blondes vs. Brunettes women's flag football game, organized as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter, is getting a boost from a Buffalo Bills player.
New blood test detects traumatic brain injury - not concussion - UB expert warns
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:55 am
A new blood test approved by the Food and Drug Administration is being characterized by the agency and news reports as a way to detect concussion. But a University at Buffalo expert on concussion said those reports are "misleading."
BPO: In new Kleinhans 'Centerstage' series, chance to get intimate with music
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 04:40 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall is launching a concert series that will not just break the "fourth wall" between performer and audience, but obliterate it.
UB: Study shows letting kids sip and taste alcohol is a risky behavior
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 04:15 pm
Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo psychologist.
Upstate New York Food Tour Trail: 4 tour companies collaborate to promote local culinary scenes
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 09:55 am
The Upstate New York Food Tour Trail, an association of locally owned walking food tour companies throughout upstate New York, recently launched and is offering New York state residents and visitors alike new opportunities in culinary tourism.
DEC: 172 pharmacies, hospitals & long-term care facilities participating in 2nd round of state's pilot drug 'take-back' program
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:15 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the second group of participants in the state's $2 million pilot pharmaceutical "take-back" program. Participants include 172 retail pharmacies, hospitals and long-term care facilities across the state. To date, 246 facilities are now enrolled in the program, which began in 2017.
3rd annual Buffalo Fitness Games set for April 14
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:10 pm
Registration is now open for the 2018 Buffalo Fitness Games, which will be held Saturday, April 14, in the ADPRO Sports Training Center at New Era Field.
Jacobs secures passage of bill to increase number of lifesaving organ donors
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced the unanimous passage of a bill he sponsored that aims to significantly increase the number of registered organ donors in New York state.
Memorial Medical Center forum will seek public's input on population health
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
Creating a healthier Niagara will be the focus of Feb. 21 public forum at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Pushing back on opiates: Niagara County, state substance abuse office to offer free Narcan training
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 04:00 pm
Even as Niagara County lawmakers begin the process of declaring opioids a "public nuisance" on Monday night, they also will be rolling out an aggressive push to train the public in use of Narcan, the powerful anti-overdose drug that is credited with saving the lives of victims of opiate overdoses.
Falls pastor, nurse practitioner to headline Memorial's 11th annual Black History Celebration
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 07:00 am
Presentations by a popular Niagara Falls pastor and a member of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center stroke care team will highlight the hospital's 11th annual Black History Celebration. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.
NACC celebrates Black History Month
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 09:10 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced its 2018 Artists of Color Exhibition opens Saturday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m., and continues to March 18 at the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
UB partners with Covanta to study Niagara Falls waste-to-energy plant
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:25 pm
The University at Buffalo is partnering with Covanta to study the company's waste-to-energy facility in Niagara Falls.
'Zach Bogosian Kancer Jam' set for March 10
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 02:45 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian has announced plans for the "Zach Bogosian Kancer Jam," a KanJam tournament that will take place on Saturday, March 10, on the floor at KeyBank Center following the Sabres' 1 p.m. game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Proceeds from the event will benefit Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Kenan Center: February youth programs & family events
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 12:55 pm
The Kenan Center is planning special youth and family programs for the month of February, including "Tales at the Taylor Theater" on Sunday, Feb. 11, and winter break programming from Tuesday, Feb. 20, through Friday, Feb. 23. All events will take place at the Kenan Campus, and are available for a variety of ages.
Niagara University to welcome Disney Institute back to Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 11:35 am
Niagara University will host Disney Institute and bring elements of the professional development course, Disney's Approach to Leadership Excellence, to Niagara Falls on Thursday, March 15.
NYPA, Canal Corp. announce 145 entries received for 'Reimagine the Canals' competition
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 01:40 pm
The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corp. announced 145 entries have been received for a $2.5 million competition that seeks the best ideas to enable the state Canal System to become an engine for economic growth and a world-class tourism destination.

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