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Comment period on New York State Combined Plan for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act open until Feb. 8
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 05:25 pm
The comment period for New York State's Combined Plan for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funding is now open.
Two 'Biggest Loser' episodes feature the toughest temptation of all
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 05:10 pm
Back-to-back episodes of 'The Biggest Loser: Temptation Nation' on Monday, Jan. 11 (9-11 p.m. ET), will feature contestants facing their toughest temptation of all, team trouble for one trainer and healthy cooking with acclaimed chef Lorena Garcia.
America's future football stars featured during 16th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 05:10 pm
NBC will air the 16th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the nation's premier high school football all-star game, Saturday, Jan. 9 (1 p.m. ET), live from the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Tiffani Thiessen returns for a second star-studded season of 'Dinner at Tiffani's' on Cooking Channel
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 04:55 pm
Actress Tiffani Thiessen returns to Cooking Channel for a second serving of "Dinner at Tiffani's," premiering on Wednesday, Feb. 3 (8 p.m. ET).
PrimeSport joins Sabres as official partner
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced a multiyear partnership with sports ticket and travel company PrimeSport. The company will come on board as the official hospitality and fan package partner of the Buffalo Sabres.
Posting license pics on social media an identity theft risk, county clerk warns
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 02:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski is warning Western New York motorists against posting photographs of their New York state driver licenses on social media after the state DMV warned the practice was leading to identity theft, particularly among the young.
Ceretto: Freezing thruway tolls will benefit WNY economy
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto released the following statement:
NCCC holds 20th annual Tech Wars for middle and high school students
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:40 pm
The 20th annual Tech Wars competition will be held at Niagara County Community College from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13.
Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women to meet
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women Inc. will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, for networking, with dinner at 6 p.m., at The Protocol, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville.
DEC releases fisher management plan
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 01:40 pm
The final fisher management plan addresses population fluctuations in different regions of the state while offering trappers an additional hunting season, the Department of Environmental Conservation announced today with the release of the adaptive management strategy.
Buffalo Sabres assign Pysyk, Lehner to Rochester for conditioning stints
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 12:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned defenseman Mark Pysyk and goaltender Robin Lehner to the Rochester Americans (AHL) for conditioning stints.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks visit Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings in NBC's NFL Wild Card Game
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 09:00 pm
NBC kicks off its coverage of the 2015 NFL playoffs this Sunday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. ET with an NFC Wild Card matchup, when Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (NFC West, 10-6) visit Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (NFC North, 11-5) at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Schneiderman announces settlement with Uber to enhance rider privacy
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 09:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with Uber that requires the company to adopt leading data security protection practices to protect its riders' personal information.
'American Idol's' farewell journey begins
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 08:00 pm
"American Idol's" farewell season kicks off tonight, with auditions from around the country. For three weeks, the judges - Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. - and host Ryan Seacrest will travel to Atlanta, Denver, Little Rock, Philadelphia and San Francisco in search of the 15th "Idol."
NU offering free emergency preparedness workshop for Scouts
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 03:10 pm
The Border Community Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment of Niagara University is offering a free emergency preparedness workshop for all Western New York Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Oscars nominations voting ends Friday, Jan. 8
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 03:10 pm
Nominations voting for the 88th Oscars will close at 5 p.m. PT Friday, Jan. 8. The votes will be tabulated and verified by the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
NTCC releases 2016 Travel Guide
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 03:00 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. announced today it has officially released its 2016 Travel Guide, which serves as a comprehensive source of information for travelers planning a visit to Niagara USA. The book highlights Niagara County's attractions and experiences.
Catholic Charities launches 2016 Appeal, sets $11 million goal
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials and volunteer leaders announced an $11 million goal for the 2016 Appeal at a press conference Wednesday.
Calling all movie buffs: Cineplex's Great Digital Film Festival returns for its seventh year
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:35 am
The countdown to this year's Great Digital Film Festival is on! Cineplex Events has announced the lineup for its seventh annual celebration of pop-culture films, returning to select Cineplex theaters across Canada from Feb. 5-11.
McNall begins tenure as legislature chairman
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, took his oath of office Tuesday night surrounded by family in a ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse, moments after being formally elected to the post by colleagues.
Niagara Falls Community Center coming along nicely
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Back in September, Niagara Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School, along with the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club and Niagara University, broke ground on a new community center for Niagara Falls.
Seneca Gaming Corp. partners with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to keep employees healthy
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
For many, leading a healthier lifestyle is a popular New Year's resolution. For Seneca Gaming Corp., it's an ongoing commitment to the company's 4,000 employees.
Poloncarz announces 2016 Community Development Block Grant awards
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2016 Community Development Block Grant application.
NU Theatre presents annual Short Play Festival
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 07:10 pm
From Jan. 22-24, NU Theatre's annual Short Play Festival makes for a fascinating dose of theater - and a great entertainment bargain.
Queen City Roller Girls begin 10th season Saturday at RiverWorks
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 07:00 pm
The Queen City Roller Girls will kick-off 2016, and their 10th season, at 2 p.m. Saturday inside RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo.
Judith Nolan Powell to receive Bishop's Medal
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 07:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has announced Judith Nolan Powell was chosen as a recipient to receive the Bishop's Medal for the Diocese of Buffalo.
Andy Grammer, Jay Leno to perform at Fallsview Casino in April
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 06:50 pm
Acclaimed platinum-selling recording artist Andy Grammer kicks off April's concert lineup with a two-night appearance at Fallsview Casino April 1-2 (9 p.m.)
Amy Adams, Jaimie Alexander, Mel Gibson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Channing Tatum Golden Globe presenters
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 06:45 pm
Veteran host Ricky Gervais returns for the fourth time to host the high-profile ceremony, which will air Sunday, Jan. 10, live coast to coast on NBC with the pre-show from 7-8 p.m. EST, and main telecast from 8-11 p.m. from the Beverly Hilton.
Grand Rapids YMCA is first building to adopt universal design standards
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 06:40 pm
Advances in science and medicine are making it easier for people of all ages and abilities to get around. But how do you design a new building to ensure it serves the needs of all users? Inclusive design can make that happen.
HEAP outreach gathers steam in suburban, rural centers
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is already seeing success in a new partnership with the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and community organizations designed to make it easier for county residents to access Social Services programs.
Local organizations work together to help homeless
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:25 pm
Staff members from the Dale Association recently created a "giving tree" out of items needed by Lockport CARES Inc.
Niagara University makes first appointment to endowed pre-health program director position
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:20 pm
Niagara University has appointed Dr. William Cliff to its first-ever endowed faculty position.
'Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising' debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Christian albums chart
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:15 pm
Several of the world's most renowned worship leaders came together to write and record "Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising," which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian albums chart and reached the top 5 overall after its Jan. 1 digital release. Physical copies of the album will be available Jan. 29.
With help from Yahoo fund, Empower hearing clinics new and improved
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:05 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, is moving its hearing clinics to the agency's headquarters at 9812 Lockport Road, in the Town of Niagara.
Parents' Choice Award winner Douglas Love named CEO of Explore & More
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:00 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum has named Douglas Love to the position of CEO. Love, a seasoned leader and innovator in children's entertainment and educational programs, was identified for the Children's Museum by the Buffalo-based firm of Performance Management Partners in a local and nationwide search.
Niagara County legislators take oaths in Wheatfield
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 08:25 pm
In Wheatfield, in a triple swearing-in ceremony, former Niagara County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross administered the oath of office to his successor in the County Legislature, Legislator Becky Wydysh of Lewiston, as well as re-elected incumbents David E. Godfrey and Kathryn Lance.
NCCC a top school in Military Advanced Education & Transition's Guide to Colleges and Universities
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 07:35 pm
Military Advanced Education & Transition has awarded Niagara County Community College the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, which measures best practices in military and veteran education.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction running until Jan. 11
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 01:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction that is currently running on auction.NHL.com until 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
First baby of 2016: Welcome to the world
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
Brooke Aubrey Mort was the first baby of 2016 born at the Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.