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Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 2nd annual 'Spark' Cultural Awards
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced details of its second annual "Spark" Cultural Awards, presented by M&T Bank. The awards party, "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture," will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday May 20, at the Hotel @The Lafayette.
Love the cook, love the food: Attraction to comfort food linked to positive social connections
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 11:25 am
A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it's likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.
Masi Oka to return as Hiro Nakamura on NBC's 'Heroes Reborn'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:40 pm
Masi Oka ("Heroes," "Hawaii Five-0") will reprise his Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated role as Hiro Nakamura for a guest-starring arc of episodes on NBC's new event series "Heroes Reborn," which will premiere this fall.
Higgins: More than $2 million for blood cancer research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher Dr. Xuefang Cao has received a five-year, $2.01 million award from the National Cancer Institute to develop better therapies for blood cancers.
Poloncarz signs local law regulating e-cigarettes
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Commissioner of Health Dr. Gale Burstein, representatives from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Lung Association, the Erie-Niagara Tobacco Free Coalition and Amherst Tobacco Free Steering Committee, the Asthma Coalition of Erie County, and concerned citizens as he signed Local Law Int. 9-2, concerning the use of electronic cigarettes in public places.
Poloncarz delivers 2015 State of the County address
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
On Thursday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by elected officials, business and community leaders, and concerned citizens as he delivered his 2015 State of the County address at the Mason O. Damon Auditorium in the central branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System.
Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association sponsor 'Heavy Hearts, Helping Hands'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
The Niagara Hospice bereavement team recently presented a seminar to the Erie Niagara Funeral Directors Association at UB's Center for Tomorrow.
7th annual Penguin Days amateur photo contest winners
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara celebrated the 24th annual Penguin Days March 21-22 with a penguin photography contest. The winning amateur photographers are:
Left of Center: 'Everyone should try La Pelle'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 10:00 am
Stephanie Santangelo comes into Lewiston from Philadelphia to utilize Christina Zaroian's services at La Pelle.
Left of Center: Yoga studio opens at 700 Center
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 09:00 am
"Lewiston's lifestyle destination" is now offering yoga classes.
Town of Lewiston, Time Warner Cable set to finalize new franchise agreement
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Beyond the Frontier House proposal, the Town of Lewiston was active on a number of fronts at its regular meeting Monday.
Hilary Duff, Trisha Yearwood, Finola Hughes and chef Fabio Viviani on 'The Chew'
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Next week on "The Chew," celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz welcome the following guests:
Events to raise recognition of Parkinson's in WNY planned throughout month
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Though April has long been recognized as Parkinson's Awareness Month, the designation gained national acceptance through a 2013 Congressional resolution.
Lewiston-Porter Board of Education hears about Common Core testing
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Board of Education is facing several issues this spring, including the budget, a new superintendent search and, now, a group of concerned parents questioning New York's Common Core testing.
New village law addresses Youngstown bus parking issue
Sat, Mar 28th 2015 07:00 am
Youngstown residents heard on village plans to address the problem of idling tour buses at Thursday's Board of Trustees public hearing on parking.
Chamber looking into alternative location for Lewiston Smelt Festival
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:50 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is looking to pull the Lewiston Smelt Festival from the brink of cancellation.
Casa Antica: Tavole di San Giuseppe
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 pm
As is tradition at Lewiston's Casa Antica, St. Joseph's Day was celebrated with massive tables of fish, bread, pasta and desserts.
Lewiston Council on the Arts recognized with River Region Partnership Award
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has announced the Lewiston Council on the Arts as its 2015 River Region Partnership Award recipient.
Billoni's Buffalo-Niagara Views: 'Rexmania' in full force
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 11:30 am
Usually when Debbie and I are on vacation and I am walking around wearing my Buffalo Bills cap, we are greeted with "Still snowing in Buffalo," or "When will the Buffalo Bills ever win?"
Food Bank of WNY receives Citybration support
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 11:25 am
Citybration invited everyone to "Take Another Look" at Buffalo from the best vantage point in the city - the top of City Hall - on Thanksgiving weekend. A freak storm had paralyzed parts of the city, causing hardship to many in the community.
School Board candidates sought to fill three seats
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
Candidates interested in a seat on the Grand Island Board of Education must file nominating petitions with District Clerk Janet Schuster by 4 p.m. April 20.
One plate at a time can help Island family
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
If you have not had the pleasure of dining at McMahon's, now is the time!
Erie County Clerk's Office: Jacobs to hold 'Thank-A-Vet' outreach on Grand Island
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced he will bring a "Thank-A-Vet" outreach event to Grand Island. The event will take place from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Nike Base Community Center, located at 3278 Whitehaven Road.
Funding awards announced by Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announced funding awards totaling more than $2.2 million to 12 projects for the latest round of funding.
Warner Bros. Records signs Duran Duran to global recording contract
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
Warner Bros. Records announced today it has signed a global recording contract with international superstars Duran Duran.
Obit: Martha Ann Emerson
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Martha Ann Emerson (Mikulsky), 52, of Coppell, Texas, beloved wife and mother, passed away March 22, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.
Obit: Linda Lee Stamler
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Linda Lee Stamler died Feb. 9, 2015, at her home in California. Linda was the daughter of Elsie Stamler and the late Harry Stamler.
Obit: Thomas G. DeCarlo
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Thomas G. DeCarlo passed away March 22, 2015, at the age of 81.
Aquarium of Niagara's 'SEAster' Egg Hunt set for April 4
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Looking for something unique to do this spring? Head down to the Aquarium of Niagara for its annual "SEAster" Egg Hunt on April 4. This unique event is the only underwater egg hunt in Western New York.
N-W student advocates against Common Core
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Amidst tense budget discussions, a Niagara-Wheatfield student approached the district's Board of Education to discuss another controversial topic: the Common Core.
Diabetes advocate urges Congress to take steps to stop diabetes
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Nearly 200 American Diabetes Association volunteer advocates from across the nation joined together in Washington, D.C., in March for the association's premier national advocacy event, Call to Congress.
Gateway Market, 'Rockin' the River' return
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Two more summer events were added to North Tonawanda's calendar at its Common Council work session Tuesday.
End in sight for flooded-out Bergholz residents
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Residents of Luther Street in Bergholz have faced flooding issues for years, but a solution may finally be in sight after a public hearing at Wheatfield's Town Board meeting Monday.
Eggcellent: Making pysanky, traditional Easter eggs
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Easter is right around the corner and with it comes the time-honored tradition of egg-decorating.
Nightly North GI Bridge closures to start in April
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 07:00 pm
Depending on the weather, nightly closures of the Southbound North Grand Island Bridge and traffic switchover to the northbound span will begin the week of April 6.
2015 GISBA Corporate Bowl: Runners-up in 2014 rise to champs in 2015
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:55 pm
Four Grand Island High School seniors earned bragging rights as well as $400 each for college after winning the 17th annual Grand Island School and Business Alliance Corporate Bowl on Tuesday.
'Key to Locks' Award honors late history and tourism advocate Dianne Koplas
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:55 pm
City of Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey will present the 10th annual "Key to the Locks" Award to honor Lockport's Dianne Koplas, Saturday, May 9.
Spring break: 8,000 BBB complaints for travel industry last year
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
Now is the time of year when people start to make summer travel plans. Or, they are putting the final touches on spring break trips.
Ortt bill to help cut taxpayer wait time passes in Senate
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
Wait times for state income tax refunds could now be cut in half following a bill that was passed in the New York State Senate. Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, co-sponsored the bill (S1782), which would speed up the delivery of state refunds owed to taxpayers.
Buffalo native serves aboard USS New Orleans
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
A 2006 Depew High School graduate and Buffalo native is serving aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), one of the Navy's newest and most advanced amphibious ships, designed to deliver Marines and their equipment to and from war zones.