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ECMC receives Cummings Foundation Grant for trauma center/emergency department project
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 07:00 am
The Erie County Medical Center Corp. on Monday announced its receipt of a $200,000 grant for the hospital's future trauma center/emergency department from the James H. Cummings Foundation, Inc.
Old Fort Niagara: Serve in trenches, relive history at French & Indian War Encampment
Tue, Jun 20th 2017 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is getting ready to let visitors get their hands dirty at this year's French and Indian War Encampment, July 1-3, on the very soil where French, British and Native soldiers dirtied their hands in July 1759.
Sanctus Real debuts new single, 'Safe In My Father's Arms'
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 04:05 pm
It's been two years since audiences have heard new music from the Grammy-nominated band Sanctus Real. Well, band members said they are excited to announce they are back with a brand-new single, titled "Safe In My Father's Arms."
Poloncarz: County sewer bond refunding would save $1.6 million
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:50 pm
On Monday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a refunding of General Obligation Sewer District Bonds will be included in 2017 Erie County borrowing, an action that could result in approximately $1.687 million in savings for county sewer districts.
Jacobs calls for Thruway Authority to pay for 'negative community impact' of Grand Island tolls
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:45 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, has introduced legislation requiring the New York State Thruway Authority to pay an annual "impact fee" to the communities he said are detrimentally harmed from the tolls on the Grand Island Bridges.
Louis J. Billittier Foundation raises $25,000 at 'Great American Ride' sponsored by Chef's Restaurant
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:45 pm
Louis J. Billittier Jr., and Mary Beth Billittier-Darling announced Saturday evening that $25,000 was raised to benefit Western New York charities through the Louis J. Billittier Foundation at the "Great American Ride" Motorcycle Poker Fun Run and Raffle.
Modern Corporation sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 03:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts, which sponsors the festival, will continue its efforts to recycle at the event in partnership with Modern Recycling. To emphasize the theme of recycling and reuse, the Lewiston Public Library will offer a free hands-on art activity that will focus on creating art from discarded materials from noon to 4 p.m. each day.
Artpark: 'Summer Solstice' celebrated in style
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 02:40 pm
One of Artpark & Company's premier summertime family events took place on Saturday with the "Summer Solstice Celebration" featuring the Fairy House Festival and Lehrer Dance.
Things are heating up on 'The Chew' with Michael Strahan, Larry the Cable Guy & mouthwatering dishes
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 01:00 pm
Summer sizzles on "The Chew" with low-n-slow barbecue, ice cold sweet treats, sides that shine and guests who bring their A-game to America's party in the kitchen.
Winners announced in NFP's 2nd annual 'Draw Your Dad' contest
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:40 am
Two winners were named in Niagara Frontier Publications' second annual "Draw Your Dad" contest: 4-year-old Rowan Decker, who drew her father, Andrew; and 8-year-old Sophia Anzalone, who penciled her dad, Todd. Both girls are from Grand Island.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School to honor alumni at annual awards dinner
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:40 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its annual alumni awards dinner at 5 p.m. Friday, July 14, at The Como Restaurant in Niagara Falls. The event will honor distinguished alumni and athletic hall of famers.
Buffalo native serves aboard Navy warship homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:35 am
Buffalo native and 2014 Kenmore High School graduate Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicolas McMahon is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Halsey.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2017 preseason schedule
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team's 2017 preseason schedule. The team will play six games, including three home games at KeyBank Center.
New album in tow, Royal Blood set to perform in Buffalo on Aug. 1
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 11:35 am
British rock band Royal Blood released its sophomore Warner Bros. Records album "How Did We Get So Dark?" last week. The highly anticipated follow up to their 2015 self-titled debut is available on CD, vinyl and through all digital retailers. Visit www.royalbloodband.com to stream or purchase the album, which features the single "Lights Out," as well as "Hook, Line, and Sinker" and "I Only Lie When I Love You."
Youngstown Free Library hosts welcome event for new director
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 07:00 am
The Youngstown Free Library staff invites patrons and residents to visit the library on between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Thursday, June 22, when library trustees will hold a welcome event for new director Sonora Miller.
Breast cancer survivor yoga seminar
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 07:00 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is conducting the third of its planned 10-part educational seminar series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at The Catholic Health Administration Building, 144 Genesee St, Buffalo.
Great day for a GardenFest
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 10:35 pm
Crowds bloomed on Center Street in Lewiston on Saturday for the annual GardenFest. Despite the near-90-degree temperatures, people came out to buy plants, learn more about gardening and showcase their own container gardens.
Buffalo Sabres acquire defenseman Nathan Beaulieu
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 03:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Saturday announced the team acquired defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Buffalo's third-round pick (68th overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft.
St. Timothy Lutheran Church CCC to offer green thumb classes at first summer camp
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 07:00 am
New garden boxes at St. Timothy Lutheran Child Care Center are signs of a new program growing at the school.
Village of Youngstown: Summer kicks off in style with 'Beginning of Summer Street Dance'
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 07:00 am
Summer gets its official start next week in Youngstown.
Lewiston Town Board moving on creating single water district
Sat, Jun 17th 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session had some interesting but complex discussions with regard to the single water district plan the town is moving on. Included was the board's planning on a pending water line replacement project and how that would be funded.
Artpark: 'Painted Parking Lot' party
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:50 pm
Artpark & Company hosted a reception Friday to thanks sponsors and artists responsible for the recreated "Niagara 1979," also known as the late Gene Davis' "Painted Parking Lot."
Old Falls Street's 2017 weekly summer series schedule announced
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:05 pm
Free weekly series are planned this summer on Old Falls Street, USA, including the "Flicks on Old Falls" movie series on Thursday evenings, the Old Falls Street "Party Friday" evening concert series and "Free Family Fun on Saturday Afternoons." All series are presented weather permitting.
Reardon hosts Buffalo Recruitment Day
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:05 pm
New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon announced the fifth Recruitment Day in her statewide tour will be held Monday, June 19, at the Buffalo Career Center, located at 284 Main St., Buffalo. The event will run from 1:30-4 p.m., with 13 businesses offering 314 job opportunities expected to attend.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announces details for Shania Twain exhibition
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:05 pm
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will examine the life and career of five-time Grammy winner Shania Twain in its newest exhibit, "Shania Twain: Rock This Country," opening June 30.
Jeremy Camp debuts new single, 'Word Of Life'
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:00 pm
Multi-award-winning artist and songwriter Jeremy Camp's latest single debuts today. The poignant song, "Word Of Life," can be found at all digital formats by clicking HERE and will go for adds at radio next week. "Word Of Life" is the first single from Camp's upcoming album slated for release this fall.
Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA to launch July 15 in more than 35 million homes
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 09:00 pm
The International Olympic Committee, the U.S. Olympic Committee, and NBCUniversal announced the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will launch in one month - on Saturday, July 15 - in more than 35 million homes, allowing Olympic fans to connect to Olympic sports, athletes and stories all year round.
Protect your bike from being bagged
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 08:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and GObike Buffalo Executive Director Justin Booth are joining forces to attack one of the biggest quality-of-life crimes in the community: bike theft.
Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Hailee Steinfeld to perform on NBC's annual 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 08:55 pm
NBC's annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" celebrates Independence Day in style with performances by Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Hailee Steinfeld and additional acts to be announced. Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman and Kristine Leahy from NBC's Emmy-nominated "American Ninja Warrior" join as hosts of the broadcast airing Tuesday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Students sing for seniors
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 08:55 pm
On Tuesday, the Lewiston-Porter fifth- and sixth-graders band entertained the Lewiston Senior Center guests as part of a Father's Day luncheon. Those in the crowd said the show was "awesome."
Police locate vehicle involved in hit and run
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:40 pm
The New York State Police announced Thursday that the vehicle involved in a hit-and-run incident Tuesday has been located, but said, "No other information will be released at this time."
Obituary: Sandra R. Benns
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:30 pm
Sandra R. Benns entered into rest May 1, 2017.
Obituary: Elinore (Grey) Spiesz
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:30 pm
Elinore (Grey) Spiesz was born June 15, 1917, in Buffalo. She grew up there in a large, loving family. She met her future husband, Benjamin Spiesz, before World War II, and after he returned from serving in the U.S. Navy, they were married.
Obituary: Bruce Benson
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:30 pm
Former principal of Veronica E. Connor Middle School, Bruce Frederick Benson, died last Friday, June 9, at the age of 60.
Relay For Life celebrates 15th year on Grand Island
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:30 pm
Tracy Schmidt said she attended past Grand Island Relay For Life events never knowing that one day she would be on stage during the opening ceremony telling her own family's cancer story.
Beautify the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden to sponsor cleanup
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:30 pm
Members of Beautify the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden will sponsor a cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 17, at the botanical garden, 1825 Sweeney St.
Project will create 23 jobs, retain 45 at NT manufacturing facility
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the expansion of An-Cor Industrial Plastics in North Tonawanda. The company, which specializes in custom fiberglass reinforced plastic industrial equipment, will invest over $439,000 to upgrade its current facilities and expand to retain 45 current jobs, create 23 new jobs and grow the company's overall sales.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas: Pellicano's Marketplace June's 'Member of the Month'
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:25 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas recently announced Pellicano's Marketplace as its "Member of the Month" for June.
Lawnmower Races, Relay For Life, receive 'Huge' Fuccillo support
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
Fuccillo Chevrolet of Alvin Road on Grand Island is a checkered flag supporter of the Grand Island Father's Day Lawnmower Races, a fundraiser for the Grand Island Relay For Life. The company presented a huge $500 donation Tuesday to Relay For Life, which supports the American Cancer Society's efforts in the fight against cancer.
Volunteers sought for Lewiston Jazz Festival
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. board of directors is looking for volunteers to assist with the 16th annual Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, to be held Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26. Volunteers are needed for parking, information tent, 50/50 sales, VIP reception and more.