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Research is 'urgently needed' on heart muscle disease in children, according to UB chair of AHA writing group
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:30 pm
Cardiomyopathy is a heart condition involving abnormalities of the muscle fibers, which contract with each heartbeat. Nearly half of children with this type of heart disease either undergo a heart transplant or die within two years of being diagnosed.
'Nurturing in the Neighborhood' programs offered for children living in Falls' south end
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:30 pm
Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and the Niagara Falls City School District are bringing free children and parenting activities to residents of Niagara Falls' south end throughout the summer.
Niagara County to honor Purple Heart recipients
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:30 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski is launching a Purple Heart recognition initiative for county veterans who are or were recipients of the Purple Heart ― the oldest military award presented to American service members.
Cleveland Cavaliers introduce WNY's Beilein as head coach
Tue, May 21st 2019 01:20 pm
In Western New York, the last name Beilein is highly known for talented coaching. On Tuesday, a Beilein was in the national spotlight, as John Beilein was formally introduced as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach.
Island Dispatch 75th anniversary drawing winner announced
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:05 am
Congratulations Julie Martin, center, who is the winner of the Island Dispatch's 75th anniversary drawing contest.
The Giacomo celebrates its namesake's 108th birthday
Fri, May 17th 2019 08:35 pm
Downtown Niagara Falls landmark The Giacomo marked its anniversary Monday with a band, food and special giveaways.
AAA celebrates National Bike Month; provides tips for cyclists and drivers
Fri, May 17th 2019 06:35 pm
Biking to work is a great way to get your daily exercise! May is National Bike Month and today is National Bike to Work Day - so there's no better time for a refresher on safety! Whether you're riding for fun, health, or to save money on gas, AAA Western and Central New York has tips for bicyclists and motorists to share the road and keep everyone safe.
Shoreline flooding: Local, federal partners meet along Lake Ontario shoreline
Fri, May 10th 2019 08:00 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District team, put "boots on the ground" Friday in the Town of Greece and the Village of Wilson, in coordination with its partners, to better understand shoreline conditions and mitigation efforts underway in response to the rising Lake Ontario water levels.
Lower Niagara River boating on hold: Lewiston Landing rehab, flooding threats disrupt summer river interests
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Thanks to higher-than-normal precipitation over the past few months in the Midwest, coupled with a melting snow pack throughout much of the Great Lakes, water levels across the system are above their long-term averages - and expected to remain that way for some time. Additionally, threats of lakeshore flooding are becoming more likely.
Downtown Buffalo: ECHDC presents preferred vision for Outer Harbor to public
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:05 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Thursday held its third and final Buffalo Outer Harbor access and activation project open house where the preferred vision for the Outer Harbor was presented to the public.
Save the date: 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale returns to River Region from June 7-9
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 01:00 pm
You're invited to attend an affordable, regionwide shopping spree the weekend of Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. Niagara Frontier Publications' annual 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale will, once again, pair unique sellers with eager buyers.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' crowns first champion, raises money for HAL
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 05:20 pm
As the nation continues to be captivated by James Holzhauer - the million-dollar man on "Jeopardy!" - it was Sandy Blackwell Yates who put on a show Saturday night at the Brickyard Brewing Company. She captained her team to a resounding victory in "Lewiston Jeopardy," earning a large trophy and the applause of an impressed audience.
22nd annual Police Memorial Service will honor officers killed on duty
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 01:30 pm
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the 22nd annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Tour of Homes, celebrating 15 years, seeking homes & decorators
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 09:20 am
2019 will mark the 15th anniversary of the Tour of Homes. The annual event, inspired by the holiday season and historic homes, is a fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston. Each tour consists of five beautiful homes appointed in holiday décor, as well as additional historical locations of interest.
Help support Wild Kritters: Meet animals, win prizes along the way
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:05 pm
Wild Kritters of Niagara County will hold its 13th annual basket raffle fundraiser from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the 3-F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown.
Grant establishes fellowship in non-malignant blood disorders
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 05:40 pm
Western New York BloodCare, formerly known as the Hemophilia Center of Western New York, has awarded the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo a second grant aimed at addressing a shortage of physicians in the region who specialize in treating non-malignant blood disorders.
M&T Bank to hire more than 1,000 technology employees
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:45 pm
M&T Bank expects to hire more than 1,000 technologists in the coming years to support its rapid development and deployment of new technology.
Majority of US travelers planning summer getaway
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
According to a recent AAA Travel survey, two-thirds of leisure travelers (64 percent) plan to take vacations this summer. Many of those vacationers will head to historical European cities or soak up the sun in Orlando's theme parks and attractions, according to an analysis of AAA's travel booking data.
More than 350 attend Niagara University's annual 'Take Back the Night' event
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 350 students, faculty, staff and community members attended Niagara University's fourth annual "Take Back the Night" event on April 4 in the Gallagher Center.
NYS: Wildfire prevention reminder
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 09:00 am
High temperatures, low relative humidity, and strong winds across the southern and eastern parts of the state last week led to favorable conditions for the creation of wildfires.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue to hold annual fundraiser
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, a local rescue that has been saving the lives of unwanted, abandoned and homeless animals since 2012, will team up with a local school for its annual fundraiser.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' teams preparing (or not) for big event
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
It's shaping up to be an epic battle of wits - with the community's most knowledgeable, experienced, and competitive citizens squaring off to claim the title of "Lewiston Jeopardy" champions.
Metastatic prostate cancer may have its own biomarker, UB research finds
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 01:50 pm
Prostate cancer can grow slowly and pose little threat to patients, or it can metastasize quickly, causing severe pain and death. But as of now, it's nearly impossible to determine which type of cancer a patient has during the early stages.
PHOTOS: A 'Taste of Jazz' previews Lewiston festival, reveals headliners
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 10:20 am
Brickyard Brewing Company patrons on Sunday got a taste of summer, a taste of barbecue, and a taste of what's to come this summer in Lewiston.
PHOTOS: Lewiston's Como Deli on Center Street wildly popular in first month
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 08:25 pm
When the Antonacci and Colucci families opened the Como Deli on Center Street three weeks ago, they expected to be busy.
Pinnacle Community Services to 'Paint the County Blue' for child abuse prevention in April
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Pinnacle Community Services announces "Paint the County Blue," a child abuse prevention awareness initiative to commemorate April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The agency will hold three painting parties across Niagara County, and will also distribute "Pinwheels for Prevention" to anyone interested in displaying a pinwheel to show their support for child abuse prevention.
Higgins, Poloncarz announce nearly $13.75 million in federal grants to fight homelessness in WNY
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care (CoC) program has awarded almost $13.75 million in federal funding to Western New York organizations to assist in the mission to end homelessness in the region.
Suneel's Light Foundation releases new book honoring unsung visionary women making a difference in Buffalo, WNY community
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:30 am
In celebration of March being Women's History Month, Suneel's Light Foundation has released "Women in the City of Good Neighbors," a unique coffee table-style book that showcases 42 remarkable women who are dedicated to making Western New York a better place to live, play and work (while often going unrecognized for their selfless service).
Heart, Love & Soul to host annual recognition dinner
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 11:30 am
Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room will host its Annual Recognition Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University.
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 9th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 03:05 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara will host its ninth annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday, April 12, at the Wurlitzer Event Center, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. The event will celebrate the organization's 2018 annual campaign, which raised over $1 million to support 46 programs provided by 29 different agencies in Niagara County.
Collins, Ortt seek answers on IJC nominees
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 02:35 pm
Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt is calling for the U.S. Senate to confirm U.S. International Joint Committee nominees. Likewise, GOP U.S. Rep. Chris Collins has led a letter calling on the U.S. Senate to approve President Donald Trump's nominees to the IJC, which oversees all waters between the U.S. and Canada. Currently, the IJC is "in limbo," Collins' camp said, because it only has two of its six commissioners in office. A quorum of four is necessary to conduct business.
Morinello joins road workers for CHIPS rally
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 05:00 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Wednesday joined New York highway employees calling on the governor and the Legislature to include budgetary funding to help repair damaged roads and highways across the state. The Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) provides state funds to various areas across the state for roads, bridges and highway projects.
Colvin Cleaners' 'Gowns for Prom' begins 14th campaign
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 04:15 pm
The 14th annual Colvin Cleaners "Gowns for Prom" program, presented by The Allstate Foundation and supported by Reeds Jenss, Shea's Performing Arts Center and Townsquare Media, officially began Tuesday. The family-owned dry-cleaning company is anticipating a record campaign as it is communicating with nearly 90 high schools in Western New York, supporting students who are unable to afford a gown for this year's prom.
Niagara Falls Memorial dedicates Center for Pharmaceutical Services
Fri, Mar 1st 2019 02:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Friday celebrated a significant improvement in its ability to provide high-end pharmacy care with the dedication of a new, $1 million Center for Pharmaceutical Services.
Food Bank, Meals on Wheels combining organizations to feed more Western New Yorkers in need
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York, Meals on Wheels for Western New York and the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York on Thursday announced they are forming a joint organization in order to tackle the root causes of hunger while better reaching underserved populations and more efficiently meeting the needs of the community.
'A Taste of Jazz' fundraiser to be held at Brickyard Brewing Co.
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Preparations are underway for the 2019 Northwest Jazz Festival, which will take place Aug. 23-24 in the Village of Lewiston. It was announced Thursday The board of directors and Jazz Festival staff will hold a fundraiser, "A Taste of Jazz," from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Brickyard Brewing Co., 436 Center St. The event will help offset some of the costs of producing the free, two-day outdoor music festival.
Poloncarz announces county support for Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Thursday joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society President and CEO David Swarts to announce a county funding commitment of $2.5 million to support the Botanical Gardens' proposed expansion. The plan would add 36,000 square-feet of space for a butterfly conservatory, state‐of‐the‐art educational classrooms, new exhibits and grow houses, and event spaces.
Buffalo Sabres Green Team to hold hockey equipment drive March 1-15
Wed, Feb 27th 2019 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team will hold a hockey equipment drive at KeyBank Center starting Friday, March 1, when the Sabres take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The event will run until Friday, March 15, with all equipment donated to benefit Hasek's Heroes.
Higgins presents 'long-overdue' medals to Korean War veteran Angelo Ciraolo of Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 27th 2019 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Korean War veteran Angelo Ciraolo, of Niagara Falls, with the medals he earned while serving in the U.S. Army 69 years ago.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo opens nomination process to award $1 million in honor of local change-makers
Mon, Feb 11th 2019 11:55 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo - a local nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals, families and organizations make their charitable goals a reality - is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019. To mark this milestone, the Community Foundation will award $1 million in honor of 12 local change-makers who have made a difference in the lives of Western New Yorkers. Voting will occur through a communitywide nomination process.

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