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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.
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.
'America's Got Talent: Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum return as judges alongside Simon Cowell
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 07:55 pm
Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum will return as judges to NBC's top-rated summer competition series "America's Got Talent," joining previously announced new judge and "Got Talent" creator Simon Cowell.
Ted Danson, Kristen Bell join cast of new NBC comedy 'Good Place'
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 05:10 pm
Two-time Emmy Award winner Ted Danson and acclaimed actress Kristen Bell have been cast in NBC's new Michael Schur comedy series "Good Place."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guillermo Del Toro, John Krasinski, Ang Lee join Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs for Oscars nominations Thursday
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 08:55 am
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee will announce the 88th Academy Awards nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
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.
Lewiston: St. Peter's R.C. School to host pancake breakfast, open house
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:35 am
St. Peter's R.C. School will host its annual pancake breakfast and open house from 9 a.m. until noon Sunday, Jan. 24, in the school cafeteria on North Sixth Street.
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.
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.
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.
Newfane Public Library hosts book sale
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:20 am
From Jan. 18 until Feb. 15, the Newfane Public Library will hold its second annual book sale at The Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 East Lake Road (Route 18), Appleton. There will be a variety of soft and hard cover books in myriad genres.
Zemsky congratulates New York's 2016 Golden Globe Award winners
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 09:10 am
Statement from Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky on the 2016 Golden Globe Awards:
'The Only Pirate at the Party': Lindsey Stirling inspires others to be different with first book
Sun, Jan 10th 2016 02:00 pm
Lindsey Stirling talks about her first book, "The Only Pirate at the Party," in a new interview with NFP.
Powerball Jackpot at a record-breaking $1.3 billion for Wednesday's drawing
Sun, Jan 10th 2016 10:10 am
The New York Lottery announced the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's Jan. 13 drawing is now at $1.3 billion. No one matched all six numbers for Saturday's $947.9 million drawing causing the jackpot to roll to an unprecedented $1.3 billion - or $806 million in a lump sum.
Above and Beyond: Fire co., ladies auxiliary celebrate 100th birthday of charter member
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 01:00 pm
Members of the Grand Island Fire Co. and the fire company's ladies auxiliary visited Elderwood at Grand Island to wish Elsie Fleischmann a happy 100th birthday. Fleischmann turned 100 Dec. 31.
Lewiston-Porter High School staging production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone'
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 10:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School announces the production "The Drowsy Chaperone" will open at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, with shows continuing next Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 and 17.
Erie County: Demolition of building at Nike Base included in grant application
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 10:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Wednesday the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2016 Community Development Block Grant application, including one from the Town of Grand Island.
Town of Lewiston reorganizes; parties differ on town attorney appointments
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 09:00 am
With a newly elected supervisor and two new councilmen, the Town of Lewiston opened 2016 Monday in traditional form: With the reorganization of town affairs.
Grand Island BOE seeks input on superintendent search
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 09:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education is seeking input about the personal qualities, leadership characteristics, experiences, skills and qualifications that residents most value in a new superintendent of schools.
UB researcher receives grant from family foundation dedicated to autism research
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
A private foundation dedicated to research on autism spectrum disorders and similar conditions has awarded a $540,000 grant to Zhen Yan, Ph.D., professor of physiology and biophysics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
New surgeries at Niagara Falls Memorial provide relief to patients suffering severe gastric issues
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
Kevin Howey of Niagara Falls is a snack food merchandiser who, for the past five years, couldn't eat the goods he delivered - or much else, for that matter - because he suffered from a debilitating disease called gastroparesis.