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Smartphone survey to track flu in Western New York
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 07:00 am
When a flu epidemic hits a metropolitan area, it's helpful for public health officials to know how quickly the disease could spread and which residents may be most vulnerable to infection.
Sabres Bowl-A-Rama set for Dec. 11
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the "Bowl-A-Rama" celebrity bowling tournament presented by Dave & Adam's Card World will return on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Transit Lanes, 7850 Transit Road, Williamsville.
Community Missions to hold antiques & fine arts auction
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:20 pm
Community Missions will hold an antiques and fine arts auction at the Presbyterian Church in Youngstown on Sunday, Nov. 13.
2 Lewiston-Porter students honored at luncheon
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:20 pm
On Friday, Oct. 14, Empower held a lunch at the Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls. Seven individuals/organizations/businesses were honored, including two Lewiston-Porter students, for their work on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Niagara University social work majors receive Zonta Club Award
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:15 pm
Two Niagara University social work majors have been selected for the 2016 Safe at Home Conference Award by the Zonta Club of Niagara Falls.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara helping to fight hunger
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:15 pm
As part of its commitment to strengthening communities, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is teaming up with the Food Bank of Western New York for the fifth straight year to help fight hunger this holiday season.
NBC's 'Thursday Night Football' show open to be performed by Grammy-winning, multiplatinum recording artist Pentatonix
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:10 pm
NBC, the only network with two primetime NFL packages, has selected Grammy Award-winning and multiplatinum-recording artist Pentatonix to perform the show open for its new "Thursday Night Football package."
Jennifer Nettles to host 'CMA Country Christmas'
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:05 pm
Multitalented entertainer Jennifer Nettles returns to host "CMA Country Christmas," as some of the most powerful and emotionally moving voices in music come together to celebrate the holidays.
Zach Williams debuts music video for No. 1 song 'Chain Breaker'
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:05 pm
For the third week in a row at radio, "Chain Breaker," the debut single from Essential Records' artist Zach Williams, continues to hold the No. 1 spot of the Christian AC indicator chart.
Collins blasts Obamacare rate hikes
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:05 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, released the following statement Monday after reports found premiums for the Affordable Care Act's benchmark plans are set to increase by an average of 25 percent, while consumer's coverage choices will be drastically reduced in many areas.
Niagara River Greenway Commission names new director
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:00 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced Jeanne Leccese was named executive director of the regional organization.
Niagara University receives highest federal honor for community service
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:00 pm
For the 10th consecutive year, Niagara University has achieved the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement.
The Oak Ridge Boys honor Johnny Cash at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 21st annual 'Music Masters'
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:00 pm
This past Friday, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys paid tribute to their friend and collaborator, Johnny Cash, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 21st annual "Music Masters" at Playhouse Square's State Theatre in Cleveland.
UB: Patient safety will improve with launch of ACA effort focused on better data collection
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 06:00 pm
As many as a third of patients admitted to the U.S.' best hospitals have experienced harm as part of their care. That astounding 2005 statistic is often cited to underscore the alarming need for improvement in health care. More recent studies have found patient safety problems may be responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths per year.
Quadriplegic gives inspiring lecture to UBMD physicians, staff
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 05:55 pm
Twenty-one years ago to the day, Maine-born Travis Roy took his first steps onto the ice as a D-1 Boston University hockey freshman. He never could've anticipated that, just 11 seconds later, his life would be forever changed.
Village of Lewiston HPC approves Frontier House subdivision request
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 02:35 pm
A small change made a big difference Monday, as the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission approved a modified request by Hastings Lewiston Inc. to subdivide the property at 460 Center St. Commissioners voted 4-0 to grant a certificate of appropriateness, and to move the concept along to the Planning Board.
PHOTOS: Artisan's Edge annual 'Haunted Frontier House' - enter if you dare
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 09:35 am
Classic and creative images of Halloween horror line the first floor of the historic Frontier House as part of the Artisan's Edge annual haunted home.
French Heritage Day will share early Niagara history on Nov. 5
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 05:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 5, Old Fort Niagara will present "French Heritage Day" through a series of interactive and educational activities for the public. The programs will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will convey the influence and impact of the French on Niagara's early history, from 1726-59.
Lions hold meat raffle
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 04:25 pm
The Wheatfield Lion's Club is holding its first meat raffle. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, at the American Legion Post 1451, 6525 Ward Road in Wheatfield.
Angelo Morinello endorsed by Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. of New York State
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 04:25 pm
Angelo Morinello, candidate for the 145th Assembly District, has have received the endorsement of the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. of New York State. ABC's Empire Chapter is the leading voice for free enterprise in New York's construction industry.
Buffalo Sabres recall Linus Ullmark
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 03:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Ortt, local representatives kick off Red Ribbon week in conjunction with mental health awareness
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 03:25 pm
In a joint effort to combat the opioid crisis and raise awareness about the drug abuse issues facing local communities, State Sen. Rob Ortt, local officials and community organizations held a local kickoff Monday for the national Red Ribbon Campaign, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country.
Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It announces all-women hackathon
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 01:55 pm
The Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It (GDI Buffalo) will once again host the region's only all-women hackathon, "GDI Hacks powered by AT&T," and has expanded it based on the popularity of last year's event.
OUN: Gift wrap volunteers needed
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:20 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts at its giftwrap booth this holiday season. The booth is located inside the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls and is open during all mall hours, including holiday hours.
43North announces award-winning entrepreneur Megan Smith to speak during $1 million round & awards celebration
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:15 am
43North - the $5 million startup competition -announced award-winning entrepreneur and Buffalo native Megan Smith will speak during 43North's finals million-dollar round and awards celebration, held at Shea's Performing Arts Center at 6 p.m. Oct. 27.
Niagara University reintroduces minor in Africana/black studies
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
A reconfigured academic minor at Niagara University focuses on the study of the diaspora of African-descended people and cultures.
Communications Career Expo set for Nov. 1 at Hilbert College
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
Hilbert College will host a Communications Career Expo at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, in West Herr Atrium on campus.
Basket auction at St. Jude
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
The St. Jude Shrine of Lewiston will hold its annual basket auction and craft and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. A variety of theme baskets, mega baskets, unique crafts, holiday gifts and bake goods will be featured.
AAA hosting job fair in Buffalo
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York is hosting a job fair this week for candidates interested in roadside assistance and truck driver positions, as well as customer service representative positions.
The streak is over: Gas prices now higher than one year ago
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.22 per gallon, down 2 cents from last week. The New York state average is $2.37 per gallon, up 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.36.
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 10:00 am
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month all November at all Seneca Resorts & Casinos. To kickoff the celebrations, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will host a Haudenosaunee community social from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Seneca Niagara Event Center.
Wheatfield Lions to hold first meat raffle
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Lion's Club will hold its first meat raffle Saturday, Nov. 5, at the American Legion Post No. 1451 at 6525 Ward Road, Wheatfield. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the raffle begins at 7 p.m.
NFP High School Game of the Week: North Tonawanda survives in a playoff thriller versus Iroquois
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 06:00 pm
On a cold, damp Friday night at George Vetter Stadium in North Tonawanda, the Lumberjacks survived a fight from the Iroquois Chiefs, defeating them 20-16.
Suneel's Light Foundation announces return of dance-inspired charity event for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 10:40 am
The Suneel's Light Foundation has announced the fourth annual "Suneel's Celebrity Gala" will be held from 6-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, in the grand ballroom of Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. The "Dancing with the Stars"-inspired event will feature six well-known local celebrities from across Western New York showcasing their dancing prowess in a head-to-head competition.
St. Stephen R.C. Church Altar Society to hold annual fundraiser
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 09:00 am
The St. Stephen Altar Society will hold its annual basket raffle and bake sale Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22 and 23. The event will take place Saturday before and after 4:30 p.m. Mass and Sunday all morning, with drawings at 1 p.m. A "Bargains Galore" rummage sale table is part of the event as well.
Fall Festival at TUMC
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 09:00 am
Trinity United Methodist Church will hold its annual Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Niagara University's communication studies department launching careers around the country
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:30 am
The Niagara University communication studies department instills drive within its students.
'Roam the Region' with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:30 am
"Roam the Region," siring on the Our Schools Channel (OSC-TV 21), features Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce members and to bring awareness to the area.
YBPA dedicates new signpost
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association showed off its newly completed signpost located at the intersection of Main, Lockport and Water streets.
Lewiston Tour of Homes calls for volunteers and vendors
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The 12th annual Lewiston Tour of Homes will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4.