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Fashion design students help NT Goodwill Store displays stand out
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:40 pm
Fashion design and interior decorating students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center had an interesting and creative shadowing opportunity for the past several months.  
Young N-W boys lax team looking for rebound year
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:35 pm
Over the years, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons boys lacrosse team has made deep postseason runs and been in the running for Section VI titles. 
Historical Society of North German Settlements enjoy event
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:30 pm
"Time Capsule in Your Backyard" was the program of the Historical Society of North German Settlements of Western New York on March 21.
NASA's Bowman presents at NAM
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:25 pm
At the Niagara Aerospace Museum last Wednesday, Alice Bowman, was welcomed on behalf of the Town of Wheatfield by Town Historian and NAM member Justin Higner. Bowman is from NASA and is head of the engineering and mission operations of the New Horizons mission. 
NCTEC cosmetology students impress with creative and sophisticated styles
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:20 pm
Students in Jill Beatty's, Cathy Bonaccorso's and Pauline Carney's cosmetology programs at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center put on an impressive runway show recently. 
NCCC to participate in NSF Advanced Technological Education program
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College has been chosen to participate in the Mentor-Connect Project funded by the National Science Foundation's advanced technological education program. NCCC is one of only 22 community colleges nationwide to be selected to partake in the unique mentorship opportunity. 
NCSO K-9 Chief receives donation of body armor
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:15 pm
A Niagara County Sheriff's Office K-9, named Chief, has received a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s Inc. The vest was sponsored by Pam, Corey and Todd Harmon of Lockport and embroidered with the sentiment "In memory of Chief Craig C. Harmon." 
Spruce Elementary sensory room funded by Remember Ryan grant
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:10 pm
North Tonawanda's kindergarten-grade three elementary school, Spruce Elementary, received funding from the Remember Ryan Foundation to create a sensory room.
Empire Emergency Apparatus breaks ground on expansion
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:05 pm
Wednesday morning, local officials and first responders gathered at Empire Emergency Apparatus, 3995 Lockport Road, to break ground on a new 10,000-square-foot expansion in the Town of Niagara. 
Buffalo Sabres: BOGO Bunch Foundation donates $75,000 to Roswell Park
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 08:40 pm
On Wednesday, Buffalo Sabre Zach Bogosian and his wife, Bianca, presented Candace Johnson, Ph.D., Roswell Park President and CEO, as well as RPCI patient Matt Hoffower, with a $75,000 donation to support research and care at the comprehensive cancer center.
Erie County: Poloncarz delivers 2019 State of the County address
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 08:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Wednesday delivered his 2019 State of the County address at the Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo before hundreds of community leaders and county residents, touting the successes of his administration and setting a course for economic and community development into the future.
Netflix's original series 'Stranger Things' returns to Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort with all-new 'Halloween Horror Nights' mazes
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 08:35 pm
Netflix's supernatural thriller, "Stranger Things," returns to "Halloween Horror Nights" 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, debuting all-new mazes inspired by seasons two and three of the critically acclaimed series.
Welterweight matchup headlines UFC debut in Rochester, as Rafael Dos Anjos battles Kevin Lee
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 08:30 pm
UFC heads to Rochester for the first time with a marquee matchup featuring former UFC lightweight champion and No. 4-ranked welterweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos welcoming former interim lightweight title challenger and No. 5-ranked lightweight Kevin Lee to the 170-pound division. In a high-stakes rematch at bantamweight, undefeated prospect and No. 6-ranked contender Aspen Ladd looks to prove that her first win over No. 2-ranked flyweight contender Sijara Eubanks was no fluke.
Narcan training, step challenge highlight National Public Health Week celebrations at UB
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 02:05 pm
A Narcan training session, the fourth annual step challenge, and a talk on regulating adult-use marijuana highlight this year's events as part of the University at Buffalo's celebration of National Public Health Week.
Jon Egan unveils first solo collection
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 02:05 pm
With his first solo project, worship leader, songwriter, husband and father Jon Egan has created a gathering of worshipful songs that can only come from the furnace of real life. Releasing "Unveil" this Friday (Integrity Music), his 13-song live collection is wrapped full of songs bearing hope, joy and community.
Greater Niagara FCU provides funds for forensic interview equipment at Child Advocacy Center of Niagara
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:15 am
The Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union recently provided funding for forensic interview equipment for the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.
'American Idol': Contestants head to Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii, for showcase round & final judgment
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:15 am
For the first time ever, "American Idol's" iconic showcase round hits the road, heading to Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawaii, where the show's top 40 contestants take to the beach for incredible solo performances in front of a live audience and the superstar judge panel.
Erie County, partners offering rain barrels & compost bins
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:15 am
Erie County, in partnership with the City of Buffalo, the Town of Wheatfield, and the Western New York Stormwater Coalition, is once again offering rain barrels and compost bins to encourage households to reduce their environmental footprint through water conservation and reducing fertilizer use.
Hard Rock Niagara Falls to donate awarded grant to Buffalo Music Hall of Fame
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:15 am
Hard Rock Niagara Falls, USA, announces the recipient of its 2019 Hard Rock Heals Foundation Grant. The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and its Musician Medics Program was awarded a $5,000 grant to help support music therapy programs in area hospitals and health care facilities.
New York Power Authority, municipal & cooperative electric systems extend hydropower contract to 2040
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:15 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved a contract extension of low-cost hydropower for all 51 New York electric systems through Sept. 1, 2040. Under the terms of the new power contract, the municipal and rural electric cooperative systems are adopting the goals of the Clean Energy Standard and Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, based on 1990 levels.
Niagara County: Federation's annual congress to be held April 27
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:15 am
The Niagara County Federation of Historical Societies will present its annual congress from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Sanborn Historical Society.
More than 500 fire departments registered for statewide recruitment weekend
Wed, Mar 27th 2019 11:15 am
More than 500 fire departments across New York have already signed up for the ninth annual RecruitNY Weekend (April 27-28). RecruitNY is a cornerstone campaign of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY), with the goal of increasing membership in the state's volunteer fire service. The 2019 RecruitNY weekend is scheduled for April 27-28.
Thomas Chambers named dean of arts and sciences at Canisius College
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 05:55 pm
Canisius College Vice President for Academic Affairs Margaret C. McCarthy, Ph.D, announced Thomas A. Chambers, Ph.D., is the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. A professor of history at Niagara University, Chambers also serves as faculty director of strategic enrollment management for graduate studies and director of the liberal arts program at the university. He begins his role at Canisius on June 28.
Niagara University to serve as host site for American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:40 pm
Niagara University will serve as the host site for the American Diabetes Association 2019 Tour de Cure event on Saturday, June 1. The new location was announced at an event at Niagara University on Tuesday morning.
Raising Parkinson's awareness, bringing hope to those with disease
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:25 pm
April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month. Look for landmarks such as the Peace Bridge and Buffalo City Hall and even Niagara Falls to be bathed in blue lights on April 5, drawing attention to the neurodegenerative disease affecting nearly 1 million Americans and 10 million worldwide. Around 60,000 are diagnosed each year in the U.S., alone.
Dreams to Memories fundraiser
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:20 pm
Dreams to Memories will hold a basket raffle from 6-8 p.m. Monday, April 29, at Bobby J's Italian American Grille, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga. Admission is $10 per person and includes coffee, tea or soda, hors d'oeuvres and one $5 raffle ticket sheet. Those having dinner at Bobby J's can show a receipt to receive an additional raffle ticket sheet.
Bowling fundraiser on April 7 to benefit Ride for Roswell
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:10 pm
It started with an idea: have an afternoon of bowling to raise funds toward the Ride for Roswell. After a chance encounter between a bowling aficionado and legendary restaurateur Russell J. Salvatore, the idea turned into so much more.
Jacobs appointed to Senate transportation committee
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:10 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs has been appointed to the Senate's transportation committee. He replaces Sen. Cathy Young, who recently resigned her Senate seat for a position at Cornell University.
2019 Scotty Bowman Showcase rosters announced
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the rosters for the 15th annual Scotty Bowman Showcase, which will take place on Friday at KeyBank Center.
Niagara University, Leadership Niagara invite community to 'Halt Hate' for 24 hours on April 2
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:00 pm
Niagara University's Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement, in partnership with Leadership Niagara, is asking the community to "Halt Hate" on Tuesday, April 2.
Friends of the Lewiston Library announce speaker series
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 03:00 pm
The Friends of the Lewiston Library will host the first of a 2019 speaker series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. The topic will be the opioid crisis, and panel speakers will include Lewiston Police Department Chief Frank Previte, Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh and retired Lockport Police Department Chief Larry Eggert.
Morinello joins colleagues in direct-care funding rally
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 02:55 pm
Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues and direct-care workers at an Albany rally calling for the inclusion of increased funding for direct-care workers in the 2019-20 New York state budget. The Assembly majority allocated $57.4 million in new funding for the continuation of the direct care-worker salary increase for individuals whose salary is funded through Medicaid. This will be funded Jan. 1 through March 31, 2020.
Record of decision signed for Interim Waste Containment Structure Operable Unit of Niagara Falls Storage Site
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 02:50 pm
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District announced the record of decision for the Interim Waste Containment Structure Operable Unit of the Niagara Falls Storage Site, located in Lewiston, has been signed by Rickey "R.D." James, assistant secretary for the Army for Civil Works. The selected remedy is alternative four from the proposed plan: excavation, partial treatment, and off-site disposal of the entire contents of the Interim Waste Containment Structure.
DEC advises New Yorkers to remove bird feeders to prevent attracting bears
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation reminded New Yorkers to take steps to prevent bears from easily accessing food sources like bird feeders and garbage.
Barker, Wilson Lions Clubs meet
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 07:00 am
Another club exchange took place when the Barker Lions visited the Wilson Lions Club. Each club presented its current fundraising and programs, inviting the other members to participate.
What to do if you receive a letter from New York State Tax Department?
Tue, Mar 26th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance explained what taxpayers should do if they receive a letter or notice asking for more information about claims made on their tax returns.
NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes to join 2019 NFL Draft on ABC for network's live primetime coverage of round 1
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 03:20 pm
Kansas City Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the National Football League's 2018 Most Valuable Player, will appear on ABC's opening night presentation of the 2019 NFL Draft on ABC, live coast to coast from Nashville, Thursday, April 25 (8-11:30 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network and via streaming. Mahomes will join host Robin Roberts of "Good Morning America" on the set before the first pick during the prime-time broadcast of round one.
FOX '9-1-1' and 'The Resident' for 3rd seasons
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 03:20 pm
FOX has renewed hit dramas "9-1-1" and "The Resident" for their third seasons, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, president, entertainment, for FOX Entertainment.
Niagara Falls to host first hospitality job fair on April 10
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 03:05 pm
More than 20 downtown Niagara Falls businesses are joining together to prepare for the upcoming tourist season by hosting a collaborative hospitality industry job fair on Wednesday, April 10, at the Niagara Falls Train Station, 825 Depot Ave. W. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.
Buffalo Beauts: Hayley Scamurra earns Player of the Year Award
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 03:00 pm
The NWHL today announced Buffalo Beauts forward Hayley Scamurra has been named the NWHLPA Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season.

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