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'The Voice' narrows field to top 12 artists as competition heats up
Wed, Apr 16th 2014 10:00 am
NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" has narrowed its season-six field to the top 12 artists, all of whom will compete for the title when live episodes begin Monday, April 21 (8-10 p.m.).
CASE celebrates 25 years at Caring and the Caregiver Conference
Wed, Apr 16th 2014 09:45 am
The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly will hold its 25th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference, "Caring and the Caregiver," on Wednesday, May 14, at 9 a.m.
Old Fort Niagara honors first responders and veterans with May programs
Wed, Apr 16th 2014 09:45 am
Old Fort Niagara will honor first responders and veterans with two separate programs during May. On May 4, OFN will offer free family admission to all firefighters, ambulance and law enforcement personnel. May 4 is International Firefighters Day, and the fort will admit first responders and their families free of charge from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Catholic Charities holds Harley-Davidson raffle
Wed, Apr 16th 2014 09:30 am
Catholic Charities of Buffalo will give away a generously donated 1999 Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King motorcycle. Only 200 tickets will be sold at $100 each and the drawing will be held at noon May 9 at Catholic Charities Montante Administrative Center.
Authentic family recipes offer unparalleled freshness along Greater Niagara's 'Chocolate Trail'
Wed, Apr 16th 2014 07:00 am
Looking for the freshest candies this Easter and upcoming Mother's Day? Steer clear of the drug store and hop on the Greater Niagara Region's delicious "Chocolate Trail," which features outstanding confections made the old-fashioned way by local chocolatiers and sweet shops.
'The Voice': Christina Grimmie wants a fair fight
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 06:00 pm
INTERVIEW: Christina Grimmie is a serious contender - and that makes her a serious threat to the other coaches.

But that's not how she sees it.

Jack is back: A special behind-the-scenes preview of '24: Live Another Day' airs May 3 on FOX
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 05:30 pm
As the clock ticks toward the anticipated premiere of "24: Live Another Day," a special half-hour behind-the-scenes preview of the event series, "24: Live Another Day: Jack Is Back," will air Saturday, May 3 (8:30 p.m.) on FOX.
Dirty Smile looks to represent WNY at Hard Rock Live in Rome
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 05:25 pm
Buffalo's own Dirty Smile wants to perform in Rome.

But they'll need your help.

The Hard Rock Café is searching for local rock stars to take the stage in the heart of the Roman Empire with "Hard Rock Rising," the world's largest and most far-reaching battle of the bands competition.

Five Niagara University students participating in Major League Baseball Diversity Business Summit
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 03:20 pm
Five Niagara University students are currently attending the sold-out Major League Baseball Diversity Business Summit in New York City.
Horticulture program celebrates Earth Day 2014
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 12:25 pm
Earth Day will be celebrated Tuesday, April 22. In Niagara County, the event will be marked by a partnership between Opportunities Unlimited and two First Niagara bank branches.
NBC Sports Group's coverage of 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs begins Wednesday night with triple-header
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 12:25 pm
NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs begins with a triple-header of games on Wednesday night, the first night of two months of Stanley Cup Playoffs hockey across NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network.
'The Voice' Live Tour part of Seneca Casinos 'Summer Rush' lineup
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 12:05 pm
Joining the all-star "Summer Rush 2014" lineup at Seneca Casinos is "The Voice" Live Tour on Friday, July 11. The concert features singers from this season, as well as winners and finalists from previous seasons.
Melissa Etheridge, 'The Voice' Live Tour join Seneca Casinos 'Summer Rush' lineup
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 11:55 am
Joining the all-star "Summer Rush 2014" lineup at Seneca Casinos are a solo acoustic performance by Melissa Etheridge at Seneca Allegany Events Center on Sunday, June 22, and "The Voice" Live Tour on Friday, July 11, at Seneca Niagara Events Center.
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center partners with Fidelis Care for infant immunization awareness
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 10:45 am
To encourage children and their parents to receive routine immunizations, Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center is partnering with Fidelis Care for National Infant Immunization Awareness Week.
Niagara University joining National Day of Action
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 09:30 am
The White House recently announced the first National Day of Action will take place April 30. "America's PrepareAthon!" is a nationwide, community-based campaign to build a more secure and resilient nation by getting more Americans to understand what disasters could happen in their communities and what to do to be safe and prepared.
NYPA: Celebrating Earth Day at Niagara Power Vista
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority encourages visitors of all ages to submit a sculpture for the sculpture contest, one of the featured events at its "Every Day is Earth Day" celebration, Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the admission-free Power Vista, the visitors center for NYPA's Niagara Power Project.
Hypnotizing houseflies; lots of Scuttlebutt
Tue, Apr 15th 2014 07:00 am
There are a lot of people that don't know, or even realize this but there are many critters that can be hypnotized. It wouldn't actually put them in a hypnotic state, but more or less immobilize or relax them temporarily.
Higgins, Caruana present WWII vet Carlton Small with Bronze Star
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 04:40 pm
Seventy years after serving in World War II, U.S. Army veteran and Kenmore resident Carlton Small received the military medals he earned, including a Bronze Star, in a special presentation by Congressman Brian Higgins, Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana, and Village of Kenmore Deputy Mayor Tim McCarthy.
2014 NHL Draft Lottery to be conducted Tuesday
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 04:20 pm
The 2014 NHL Draft Lottery, a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 13 picks of the 2014 NHL Draft, will take place Tuesday, April 15, at 8 p.m.
3 Doors Down added to Artpark 'Wednesdays' series
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 04:00 pm
3 Doors Down has announced summer tour plans, including a July 23 Artpark date in the Outdoor Amphitheater as part of the venue's "Coors Light Wednesdays" series.

Brad Arnold, Chris Henderson and the members of 3 Doors Down have assembled in a Nashville studio writing songs for their sixth studio album, to be released in 2015.

NYS Tax Department saves New Yorkers from footing the bill for $413 million in bad refunds
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:55 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today announced the results of its fraudulent refund prevention program. In 2013, 255,000 fraudulent and erroneous refunds totaling more than $413 million were stopped, and the department has identified $287 million in questionable refunds already this year.

The department uses a combination of sophisticated technology and highly trained staff to review every tax return and stop suspicious refunds before they're issued. The program is a model for other states, and was recognized this year with an Outstanding Technology Award by the Washington, D.C.-based Federation of Tax Administrators.

914th Airlift Wing celebrates month of military child
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:50 pm
The 914th Airlift Wing is honoring important members of military families across the state on Tuesday.
Ellicottville's 2014 Summer Music Festival: It's a family affair
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:50 pm
The most important message regarding Ellicottville's 2014 Summer Music Festival, which takes place July 4-6 is this: It's a family affair.
Niagara Falls Air Guard engineers helping to move massive radar to Australia
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:50 pm
Thirty-five members of the 107th Airlift Wing will spend three weeks in Australia this month helping the Air Force Space Command install a Space Surveillance Network radar there.
Canalside hosts meeting for potential food vendors
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
Canalside will host a meeting for food vendors interested in participating in 2014 Canalside events. The event is slated for Thursday, April 17, at 3 p.m., at 95 Perry St., Buffalo. The meeting will be held inside the fifth floor conference room.
Grisanti to host free electronics recycling event at Orchard Park High School
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti has announced he will join Orchard Park Town Supervisor Patrick Keem and Time Warner Cable in hosting a free electronics recycling event Saturday, April 19, in the Town of Orchard Park. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Orchard Park Senior High School, located at 4040 Baker Road.
Disney Junior's 'Give A Book, Get A Book' to donate up to 1 million books to U.S. communities in need
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
Disney and First Book will provide for the donation of up to 1 million books to U.S. communities in need and will present families with free digital books from Disney Publishing Worldwide, through a new program: Disney Junior's "Give a Book, Get a Book."
Niagara County Auxiliary Police Academy graduates 9
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
On Wednesday evening, April 9, eight men and one woman representing the Niagara County Auxiliary Police Department graduated from the Niagara County Auxiliary Police Academy.
Cat doesn't like road trips? Tips to help Fluffy enjoy the ride
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
When it comes to pets, dogs travel with their humans the most often. In fact, they account for over 85 percent of pet travelers. This makes sense; most dogs are happy to go on adventures. They love car rides and can't wait to hop in and head out anywhere, whether it's down the street to the park or halfway across the country on an extended road trip.
NY Power Authority 2013 annual report highlights financial strength
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
The New York Power Authority on Monday issued its 2013 annual report, combining a summary of the past year's accomplishments with updates on its sustainability activities in one comprehensive publication.

At the same time as the issuance of its annual report, NYPA also released an overview of its financial performance during the past three years, which can be viewed at http://www.nypa.gov/AR13/ar13-Financials.pdf. Both documents demonstrate how prudent management practices place NYPA in a strong financial position to implement its 2014-19 strategic vision, announced last month, and available at www.nypa.gov/PDFs/StraVis2014/.

First Niagara sponsors New York State Business Plan Competition
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 03:45 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is sponsoring the fifth annual New York Business Plan Competition. The event is hosted by The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, University at Albany's School of Business, and Syracuse University, in partnership with SEFCU, SUNY, and collegiate partner institutions across the state.

The 2014 New York Business Plan Competition features regional competitions in New York's 10 Regional Economic Development Council zones that will lead up to a statewide final competition at CNSE's Albany Nanotech Complex on April 25.

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy information session April 24
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will hold an information session for interested individuals Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Dunleavy Hall on the Niagara University campus.
Percy to present war of 1812 program in NT
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum will host Town of Tonawanda Historian John W. Percy as he presents a program on the War of 1812 in Western New York. The event begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26. Percy is an ex-officio trustee and advisory committee member of the History Museum.
Lineup announced for second annual BuffaLoveFest
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the lineup for its second annual BuffaLoveFest, an event featuring all things "Buffalo." The inaugural BuffaLoveFest in 2013 was so successful, zoo officials decided to make the event bigger and better in 2014.
Aquarium of Niagara has 'SEAster Egg Hunt'
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 02:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara's annual "SEAster Egg Hunt" will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Whirlpool Street attraction. Kids won't get their feet wet, but to find their "SEAster" eggs, they'll have to check out the various salt and freshwater tanks on both levels.
Share the love, pass the buns
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 02:05 pm
On Wednesday, April 16, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Lewiston will distribute homemade hot cross buns.
DEC to hold CleanSweepNY program in WNY to collect unwanted pesticides and chemicals from farms and businesses
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 02:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold its 16th CleanSweepNY program the week of April 28 in Western New York.
NAWBO Buffalo Niagara elects officers, board of directors
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners has announced its 2014-15 officers and board of directors.
New YBPA officers, board take oath
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:05 am
At its April 8 meeting, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association held an installation of its new board and officers for 2014.
Chamber Awards Gala: Patti's Cut Above named Ransomville Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Patti's Cut Above as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
 


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