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Assembly helps assist funding for Kenmore Mercy Hospital improvements
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:45 pm
Thanks to $50,000 in local initiative funding from Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently added a specially equipped bariatric room on its 2 West Patient Care Unit to accommodate inpatients weighing 300 pounds or more.
New York state's unemployment rate drops to 5.4 percent
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 02:50 pm
In July, New York state's private-sector job count climbed by 19,300, or 0.2 percent, to 7,831,700, a new record high, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the New York State Department of Labor.
Helping hands for McMahon's
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
It's the small white diner at 1849 Grand Island Blvd., the one with the lighthouse out front.
Filling in Wheatfield's 'missing link'
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:55 am
Those who pick up a brochure for the Niagara River Greenway Trails will see a map from Buffalo all the way up to Lewiston and Porter, with multicolored lines marking pathways and bike routes that wind along the river shoreline.
Maid of the Mist to extend season into November
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 03:40 pm
Maid of the Mist, one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions, will extend its 2015 season through Nov. 8, adding one week to the season, which typically concludes at the end of October.
Buffalo City Mission receives new grant from John R. Oishei Foundation through partnership with Meals On Wheels
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 07:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission recently announced its acceptance of a $58,000 grant through its partnership with Meals on Wheels for WNY from The John R. Oishei Foundation to provide more nutritious meals to men, women and children in need.
New Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare office to open soon
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Department supervisors of Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare recently got a firsthand look at their new work space at the Niagara Medical and Ambulatory Surgical Park, 6500 Porter Road, Town of Niagara.
Letchworth Nature Center finalizes planned exhibit spaces for new building
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 01:40 pm
The campaign for the Letchworth Nature Center committee has solidified plans for 15 interactive learning exhibits inside and out of the Letchworth Nature Center facility, and is offering a unique opportunity for donors to name the exhibits prior to the opening of the center next spring.
UB to study dangers of diver dehydration for US Navy
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
Researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions will study the dangers dehydration presents for U.S. Navy divers, examining diver physiology both during and after underwater activities.
Fresh Start for new café and market, customers
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 09:30 am
Rose Muto and her family opened Fresh Start Café & Market to save Lewiston one "Green Machine" at a time.
The big Deal reveal
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 06:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for Tom Deal and his team at Deal Realty. The business recently moved from Portage Road to 451 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
New programs at Aquarium of Niagara
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 05:20 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has new summer programs and extended hours beginning June 27. Open every day at 9 a.m., the venue is now open until 6:30 p.m. through Labor Day. Last admittance to the Aquarium of Niagara is 6 p.m.
NTCC unveils economic impact figures as part of annual report
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. today unveiled its 2014 annual report to its stakeholders and local government partners, including Niagara County and the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls. The report highlighted the economic impacts of the 2014 tourism season.
Andrews says Frontier House bones 'way better' than public perception
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
When community members, elected and business leaders strategize what to do with the 10-years-dormant Frontier House, the conversations tend to suggest the 191-year-old building is dilapidated, falling apart and structurally suspect. Broker Bruce Andrews doesn't use those words. Instead, he calls the Center Street landmark amazing and uses descriptions like character, craftsmanship and skill.
Rainforest Cafe Niagara Falls USA grand opening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 06:35 pm
NFNY Hotel Management LLC has announced the opening of Rainforest Cafe, the newest attraction in Niagara Falls USA. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. The restaurant opened to the public at 6:30 p.m.
IHOP restaurants put smiles first with new logo launch
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 01:30 pm
For nearly 57 years, IHOP restaurants have helped millions of guests each week start their day with a smile.
'20 years in the making': Elected leaders join Strangio family at grand opening of Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 21st 2015 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the new $10.2 million Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.
Saraceni Pools & Spas celebrates 30 years
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
Now that school is winding down for the year, everyone is thinking about summer, going to the beach and swimming in their pools. If you don't have your own pool, now is the perfect time to get one.
YBPA recipient of Mayne enhancement grant
Sat, May 9th 2015 10:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association Inc. was the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program​ grant awards, presented Tuesday at a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature.
Angel to Apple reopens at new location
Fri, May 1st 2015 09:00 pm
The third time will be the charm for the Village of Lewiston's popular clothing and shoe boutique, Angel to Apple.
Afterglow celebrates first year in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 02:30 pm
Lewiston's Afterglow Spa & Hair Studio specializes in relaxation.
Carestream, UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine begin clinical studies on new diagnostic imaging system at Erie County Medical Center
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 11:15 am
Carestream and UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are conducting clinical studies on a new three-dimensional medical imaging system at Erie County Medical Center for use in treating orthopaedic conditions.
Leadership Niagara hosts 25th annual awards luncheon
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Leadership Niagara will honor individuals and organizations at the 25th annual Leader of the Year awards luncheon April 29 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. More than 300 leaders from Western New York and Southern Ontario will be in attendance at the event.
Poloncarz reaffirms commitment to pay equity on National Equal Pay Day
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy Sawrie Becker, U.S. Department of Labor Womens' Bureau Regional Administrator Grace Protos, and representatives from the WNY Women's Foundation, American Association of University Women, the Junior League of Buffalo and the Women's Business Center at Canisius College to draw attention to the issue of income inequality between genders.
ReNU Niagara kicks off National Volunteer Month with LiveNF
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 10:00 am
People from Niagara Falls and surrounding areas gathered at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute Tuesday evening for one purpose: to make a difference.
Lewiston: KeyBank sponsors 31st annual Chalk Walk Competition
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 07:00 am
KeyBank recently signed on as the exclusive sponsor of the 31st annual Chalk Walk Competition presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts. The colorful event is the highlight of the Lewiston Art Festival, and features teams of talented high school art students from across Western New York.
Left of Center: 'Everyone should try La Pelle'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 10:00 am
Stephanie Santangelo comes into Lewiston from Philadelphia to utilize Christina Zaroian's services at La Pelle.
NYPA: Maintenance work at Lewiston power plant hits milestone
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 03:20 pm
Workers at the New York Power Authority's Lewiston Pump Generation Plant reached a milestone in the plant's Life Extension and Modernization (LEM) project, when maintenance and refurbishment work on the turbine unit (pictured) was completed and the unit was returned to service March 20.
Niagara County Legislature: Leaders roll out air base marketing effort
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
Niagara County economic development leaders and the leadership of the Niagara County Legislature helped roll out new marketing materials designed to protect the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its 3,000 jobs as the federal government ramps up to consider further base closures.
Village of Lewiston: Simon, Planning Board talk fast-food restaurant
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:00 am
A national fast-food restaurant in the Village of Lewiston now seems like an inevitability.
Portions of Niagara University campus approved as tax-free zones
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:15 pm
Niagara University has received unanimous approval to have 24,409 square-feet of its campus designated as a Start-Up NY tax-free zone.
Martin's Fantasy Island to debut two new rides
Tue, Feb 24th 2015 02:45 pm
Martin's Fantasy Island has announced a $1 million expansion, with a brand-new ride and a new version of a classic to be ready for the 2015 season.
Calamar holds groundbreaking for MAP site
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 02:00 am
Calamar Construction held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 22,000-square-foot medical facility owned by Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 6500 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara.
Five tips to save money, time in your small business
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 03:50 pm
There are two things most small business owners have in common: limited time and limited finances. If you're an entrepreneur, finding ways to make the most of both is crucial for your sanity and success.
Music has the power at Complete Senior Care PACE
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 02:40 pm
The ancient Greek philosopher Plato once said, "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." Over 2,000 years later, we are learning how right he was.
Explore & More Children's Museum: WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $1.7 million for new museum at Canalside
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 03:15 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted Monday to recommend $1.7 million in funding to Explore & More Children's Museum.
Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It announces region's first all-female 'hackathon'
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It has announced the region's first all-female "hackathon," "GDI Hacks." The event, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 7 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.), will be one of the first events to take place in the newly constructed 43North incubator at 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
19 IDEAS becomes first corporation to move to Essex Arts Center in newly converted office space
Wed, Jan 7th 2015 03:10 pm
Local marketing and communications firm 19 IDEAS announced the company's relocation to 32C Essex St., an office that is part of the Essex Arts Center located in the heart of Buffalo's West Side. The move marks the first corporation to move into the once residential loft apartment complex owned by the Griffis family.
NOCO Express holds ribbon-cutting
Tue, Dec 23rd 2014 07:00 am
The new NOCO Express is another in a series of improvements at the Island's busiest intersection, business leaders said Tuesday.
Bank of America supports Community Missions' soup kitchen
Fri, Dec 19th 2014 07:50 pm
Barb Acee, Bank of America LaSalle Banking Center manager, presented community Missions Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger, left, a check Wednesday in the amount of $2,500. The funds will support of the agency's community soup kitchen.