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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, ABC Digital invite fans to play along and win with 'Official Oscars Challenge'
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 05:30 pm
Now through "Oscar Sunday," Feb. 28, fans can visit challenge.oscar.com and use their individual Facebook accounts to login to "The Official Oscars Challenge" presented by Kohl's.
Federal grant supports formation of new domestic violence high risk team in Erie County
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 03:55 pm
Acting District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced the formation of a domestic violence high-risk team in Erie County. The HRT is funded in part through a grant program authorized by the U.S. Department of Justice's office on violence against women.
Sabres Green Team to hold carbon monoxide detector drive
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team today announced it will partner with the Amanda Hansen Foundation and hold a carbon monoxide detector drive during Saturday's home game against Washington. The effort is a part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness month.
New events, activities offered at WNY Farm Show
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 12:55 pm
The Fairgrounds, home of the Erie County Fair, will host the sixth annual WNY Farm Show Feb. 4-6. The event is hosted by the Erie County Agricultural Society, which continuously looks for ways to promote agriculture and education within the community it serves.
FASNY offers tips to New Yorkers: Stay safe in the cold weather
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 12:55 pm
After an unusually mild December, winter has finally arrived as icy winds and sub-freezing temperatures blanket much of the Northeast. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York has some helpful advice for New Yorkers withstanding the cold, and how to remain safe in the chilly months ahead.
Nominate a recipient for 11th annual 'Key to the Locks' award
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 12:55 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center and Niagara History Center are seeking nominees for the 11th annual "Key to the Locks" award. This yearly honor recognizes a Niagara County citizen who exemplifies the community spirit or promotes the heritage or preservation of the historic Erie Canal.
Powerball numbers
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:50 am
'I Can See Canaan Land,' NACC 2016 Artists of Color Exhibition, opens
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has announced "I Can See Canaan Land," the 2016 Artists of Color Exhibition, will run Jan. 22 through Feb. 21 in the Main Gallery of the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls.
Heart of Niagara animal rescue adoption event at Walden Galleria
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold an adoption event at Walden Galleria Mall (Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 16. Adoptable dogs Devers, Katrina, Snoopy and Tillie are scheduled to be on site.
Academy of Hockey announces spring programing
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
Kevyn Adams, HARBORCENTER vice president and director of the Academy of Hockey, today announced the lineup for the academy's 2016 spring programs.
Sabres: Robin Lehner recalled from conditioning assignment
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Robin Lehner from his conditioning assignment with the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Tops Friendly Markets and Nestle Purina present $10,000 donation to Erie County SPCA
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets, in partnership with Nestle Purina PetCare Company, presented a $10,000 donation to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County on Wednesday. The donation was the result of a joint business effort between Tops and Purina, both long-time supporters of the SPCA.
National Fuel reminds residents to stay safe this winter
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 05:00 pm
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. advises homeowners to be vigilant and pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces and vents throughout the winter season. Snow, ice and extreme cold temperatures can pose a variety of safety and performance issues for heating systems.
Membership set for Niagara County manager search
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
The membership of the Niagara County Manager search committee has been finalized, Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, announced Tuesday afternoon.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service announces more help for student loan borrowers
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
As 2016 unfolds, student loans continue to be a source of angst for many area residents. A report released last week by Generation Progress stated student debt continues to climb and millions more have defaulted, with no solution in sight.
Poloncarz appoints new leadership for Erie County youth services
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the appointment of Paul Kubala to the position of deputy commissioner for youth services.
BBB warning: Avoid Powerball scams
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
With Powerball now breaking records for the largest lottery jackpot in history, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers scammers will be taking advantage of the situation to trick people into thinking they are winners.
Higgins: Nearly $4.5m award to Roswell Park researcher to study what causes some cancers to become resistant to treatment
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher has received three recent grants totaling more than $4.4 million from the National Cancer Institute to explore why some types of cancer cells are resistant or become resistant to existing cancer treatments, making curative therapy for these diagnoses elusive.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes first baby of 2016: A gorilla
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a baby western lowland gorilla. The baby was born at 11:04 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, to mother, 18-year-old Sydney, and father, 28-year-old Koga.
'Buffalo Winter Weekends' highlight waterfront fun
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:55 pm
Key stakeholders near Buffalo's downtown waterfront have numerous events on "Buffalo Winter Weekends," a collaborative series of events to celebrate and embrace winter and waterfront connectivity.
King of the Cage signs agreement with Seneca Resorts & Casinos for MMA events
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:55 pm
King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, is proud to announce it has signed an agreement for MMA events at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
DEC announces successful fall egg take reports
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
State Department of Environmental Conservation and partner agencies successfully collected 16.8 million eggs for all species and strains of fish, setting the stage for another successful year at the state's fish hatcheries, the agency announced today.
Historic Powerball roll up a boon to New York businesses
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission today announced New York businesses licensed by its Division of the Lottery to sell tickets for tomorrow's historic $1.5 billion Powerball drawing have earned a record $9,662,833 in commissions during the 10-week roll-up period that began Nov. 7.
Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring 2016 continuing education courses
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2016 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
Opportunity for 3 Buffalo startups to compete in 'Launch Pad Pitch' competition at Collision Conference
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
Today, various Western New York entrepreneurial ecosystem leaders announced applications are now open for the Launch Pad PITCH competition in New Orleans. Three Buffalo startups will be selected to compete in the competition.
The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announces Catholic Education Award winners, honored guests for GALA 22:6
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo today announced it honorees for the 16th annual Catholic Education dinner - GALA 22:6 - to be held Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
Maggio to chair 43North; Reich joins board of directors as vice chair
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:05 am
43North has announced several updates to its board of directors.
Erie County Lottery player won big on Saturday's Powerball drawing
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:00 am
While the Powerball jackpot continues to grow, a lucky Erie County Lottery player won $50,000 on a ticket sold at 7-Eleven at 4950 Harlem Road in Amherst.
Lottery: Joining a Powerball office pool? Here's what you need to know
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:00 am
The New York State Gaming Commission's Division of the Lottery issued tips to Lottery players considering setting up or contributing to an office pool in advance of Wednesday's historic Powerball drawing for a jackpot of $1.4 billion.
Buffalo Sabres introduce The Mercedes Benz Business Class Suite at First Niagara Center
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres unveiled The Mercedes Benz Business Class Suite at First Niagara Center. The innovative new suite provides first-class business meeting amenities, allowing local Sabres partners and suiteholders to hold meetings while overlooking the ice at First Niagara Center.
7-Eleven recruits Western New York-area military vets to enlist in franchise store competition
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 10:55 am
Attention Western New York veterans: If you are looking to open a franchise and be your own boss, 7-Eleven Inc. has something in store for you.
1 in 292 million? So what. Even risk-averse humans are swept-up in Powerball, says UB psychologist
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 10:55 am
Humans are, by nature, irrationally risk-averse, says Michael Poulin, associate professor of psychology in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.
New date for OUN's Baskets O'Plenty Auction
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 10:40 am
The 23rd annual Baskets O'Plenty Auction is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, at BPO Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara.
Collins: Deadline for local fire departments to apply for AFG grants is Jan. 15
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 08:50 am
Congressman Chris Collins is reminding local fire departments and emergency medical service providers to apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency before the deadline this Friday, Jan. 15.
Q&A: Artpark's new executive director, Sonia Kozlova Clark, excited about venue's future
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 05:30 pm
Sonia Kozlova Clark was officially announced Monday as Artpark & Company's new executive director.
Buffalo Zoo to debut new winter event to replace 'Polar Bites'
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 11:00 am
Tickets are now available for "Arctic White Out," a brand-new wintertime fundraiser benefiting the Buffalo Zoo, presented by Inspire Dental Group.
Niagara University students build home for impoverished family in Nicaragua
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:50 am
Six Niagara University students recently returned from El Sauce, Nicaragua, where they spent a week during winter recess constructing a home for an impoverished family.
Ransomville Speedway, World Racing Group finalize super DIRTcar series events, sanction for 2016 season
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:35 am
Ransomville Speedway General Manager Tana Robinson announced the Western New York Friday night weekly short track facility will once again work under the DIRTcar Northeast sanction in 2016.
ECC student takes ophthalmic dispensing skills to Jamaica
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:35 am
Erie Community College students don't spend all their time on the college's three campuses. And often times, their education takes them well outside county lines.
Canisius College to host professional development conference for mathematics teachers
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:35 am
Canisius College will host a professional development conference for mathematics teachers from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in Science Hall. The conference, titled "Mathematics: Making Connections," is for mathematics teachers working with students in kindergarten through 12th grade.