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Working families and individuals received $1 billion from NYS Earned Income Tax Credit in 2015
Tue, Dec 29th 2015 01:35 pm
Tax Department's free tax assistance sites help eligible taxpayers receive all available credits; taxpayers can prepare and file their income taxes for free directly through www.tax.ny.gov
Celebrate Benjamin Franklin's birthday with Martin Luther King Day children's program
Tue, Dec 29th 2015 01:00 pm
Children can celebrate the 310th birthday of American patriot Benjamin Franklin with a special program Monday, Jan. 18, at The History Center (Niagara County Historical Society), 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Designated Drivers of Buffalo, William Mattar provide no-excuse solution to eliminate drinking and driving on New Year's Eve
Tue, Dec 29th 2015 01:00 pm
Designated Drivers of Buffalo will provide free transportation home for partygoers and their vehicles in the event they have had too much to drink on New Year's Eve. This free service will be available to anyone calling from downtown Buffalo from midnight to 4 a.m. on New Year's Eve.
Buffalo Army National Guard Unit honored for unit video by New York's adjutant general
Tue, Dec 29th 2015 01:00 pm
A video produced by Buffalo's 152nd Engineer Company has been named winner of the New York National Guard's first unit video contest.
NBC Sports presents 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic featuring Montreal Canadiens vs. Boston Bruins New Year's Day on NBC
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 04:50 pm
NBC Sports presents an NHL "Original Six" matchup on New Year's Day in one of the most iconic events in all of sports, when P.K. Subban and the Montreal Canadiens battle Patrice Bergeron and the Boston Bruins in the 2016 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic from Gillette Stadium, home of the NFL's New England Patriots, at 1 p.m. ET Friday, Jan. 1, on NBC.
Another look: Complete Senior Care Pace/Allstate Mastantuono Agency win holiday window, tree display contests
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 04:30 pm
Niagara Falls' own Complete Senior Care PACE took first-place honors in both the window and Christmas tree decorating categories of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's annual decorating contests.
Discover NY 'Ski Day' slated for Jan. 28 to feature steep discounts, learn-to-ski incentives
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 04:30 pm
Ski Areas of New York, the organization that represents more than 40 ski areas throughout New York, announced ticket discounts at more than 25 ski areas for Discover NY "Ski Day," slated for Jan. 28, 2016.
SiriusXM presents 'KC and the Sunshine Band - Live in Concert' on New Year's Eve
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 04:30 pm
KC and The Sunshine Band's music has served as the ultimate soundtrack for parties around the world since they boogied onto the music scene more than 40 years ago with electric mega-hits "Shake, Shake, Shake (Shake Your Booty)," "That's The Way I Like It" and "Boogie Shoes" lighting up dance floors.
ECC, TSA partnership success now extends to Boston and New York City
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 04:30 pm
Travelers traversing between Northeastern airports this holiday season won't have to pass security before finding employees with Erie Community College-aided training.
MADD to ring New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell Dec. 30 to mark 35th anniversary
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 04:30 pm
To culminate the organization's 35th anniversary year, Mothers Against Drunk Driving will visit the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to ring the NYSE Opening Bell. MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church and MADD New York volunteers and staff will attend the special occasion - a first for MADD.
Joshua Maloni's top 10 celebrity interviews of 2015
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 03:35 pm
My 10 favorite celebrity interviews of 2015. Starring: Alan Ruck, Ed Roland, Jeff Martin, Amanda Schull, Peter Cetera, Lindsey Stirling, "Morning Sun" cast, Garth Brooks, TobyMac and Chris Cornell.
NU Family Business Center celebrates 13 years
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 01:40 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center will host a 13th anniversary gathering, "Celebrating Excellence in Business," Wednesday, Jan. 20, at Pettibone's Grill, One James D. Griffin Plaza, Buffalo.
Lewiston-Niagara on the Lake Rotary Club sponsors 'Bluegrass Mondays'
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 01:35 pm
Lewiston-Niagara on the Lake Rotary Club has signed on as sponsor of "Bluegrass Mondays," which is presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Billoni: Remembering legendary sportswriter Phil Ranallo
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 01:15 pm
I was a 22-year-old rookie sportswriter at the Buffalo Courier-Express in August of 1977 when at precisely 7 p.m. my idol, legendary columnist Phil Ranallo, walked into the sports department.
Minnesota at Green Bay to be NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' game this weekend
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 11:15 am
The Week 17 Minnesota at Green Bay game will be played at 8:30 p.m. ET this Sunday, Jan. 3, on NBC's "Sunday Night Football," the NFL announced last night.
Harlem Globetrotters return to Buffalo Feb. 5
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 11:00 am
Celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide, the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their unrivaled family show to First Niagara Center in Buffalo at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, as part of their 90th Anniversary World Tour.
NCCC: Driver's education class open to community
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 10:45 am
Niagara County Community College, in partnership with AAA of Western New York, is offering driver's education classes to young adults in the community who would like to learn to drive.
Save on taxes while saving for college: NYS Tax Department highlights benefits of New York's 529 College Savings Program
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 10:45 am
New York State Commissioner of Taxation and Finance Jerry Boone recently encouraged New Yorkers to open a New York State 529 College Savings Plan.
The Ice at Canalside has special holiday hours throughout winter recess
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 10:45 am
The Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has open ice-skating planned every day (weather dependent) of winter recess, including New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Ice bike rentals and curling will also be available most days.
DEC: Draft general permits for concentrated animal feeding operation available for public comment
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 10:45 am
Two general permits that clearly describe the technical programs to reduce the potential for water pollution from concentrated animal feeding operations are available for public review and comment through Feb. 7, 2016, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced recently.
Christmas Shoppe helping those in need at Christmas
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 10:35 am
More than 100 volunteers from throughout the community assisted with this year's Christmas Shoppe of the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center held in the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls on Dec. 19.
Lew-Port students honored in music and science
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
At the Dec. 22 Lewiston-Porter Board of Education meeting, many high school students were honored for their recent achievements in the fields of music and science.
And the winners are ...
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
The winners in the 2015 Niagara Frontier Publications Christmas Coloring Contest received their prizes Dec. 19. Twelve children ages 4 to 12 received their awards at Tops.
Grand Island Town Board: Montana appointed supervisor's assistant
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Supervisor-elect Nate McMurray announced Friday that he will appoint Cyndy Montana as the new assistant to the supervisor at Grand Island Town Hall.
Grand Island: Inauguration Day set for Jan. 1
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island has announced the inauguration of the newly elected officials will take place at noon Friday, Jan. 1, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road.
Meet Commodore Rhonda Ried: Buffalo Launch Club elects first woman to steer the ship
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
For the first time in its 113-year history, the Buffalo Launch Club's commodore is a woman.
New Year's resolutions: Self-improve or self-delude?
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
Dr. Timothy Osberg of the American Psychological Association, who has done extensive research on addiction and irrational food beliefs, said, "People make resolutions because they look at important milestones, like the new year, as signals of change and a new beginning, so they see it as an opportunity for real change."
Phyllis, the 'Morning Sun' starlet, loving her new home
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
Phyllis, a cute Shih-Tzu mix, has been adopted into a new, loving home. This comes after the drama of being abandoned at a shelter, rescued from euthanasia, having surgery at the Lewiston Animal Hospital, and then being chosen for a role in a film.
Feedback from Wheatfield residents sought on possible new library
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
Town Center Focus Group Chairwoman Melissa A. Germann informed Wheatfield residents at Monday's Town Board meeting that a survey would be released in early January on whether or not the town should consider building its own library.
Leaving office: Town of Niagara Councilman Sklarski retires after many notable accomplishments
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
After a long career in local government, Town of Niagara Councilman Danny Sklarski is retiring as a public official.
Town of Niagara focusing on future park developments
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
Increasing safety at Veterans Memorial Community Park was thoroughly discussed by Niagara's Town Board at its Dec. 17 meeting.
Town of Niagara: Board concludes meeting with emotional goodbye
Thu, Dec 24th 2015 07:00 am
After business was discussed, the Town of Niagara Town Board said goodbye to two of its councilmen: Danny Sklarski and Robert A. Clark.
P3 Center brings Christmas to area families
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 05:30 pm
Donations by Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center employees provided Christmas presents for 29 families served by the hospital's P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids.
DEC delivers response on CWM landfill
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 05:30 pm
Following months of anticipation, the community finally has a response from the state's Department of Environmental Conservation's Siting Board on CWM Chemical Services in Porter.
Brenda Lee No. 1 on Billboard country streaming chart with 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree'
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 03:20 pm
Iconic entertainer Brenda Lee dashes to the top of the charts with "Rockin Around the Christmas Tree" at No. 1 on Billboard's country streaming songs and hits the top 40 on the Billboard "Hot 100" for the first time since 1961.
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings host Eli Manning, New York Giants on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 02:15 pm
NBC Sports' "Sunday Night Football" heads to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis for the first time this Sunday, Dec. 27, when Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (9-5, NFC North) host Eli Manning and the New York Giants (6-8, NFC East) at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
MercyMe headlines 2015 FOX News Radio's 'Todd Starnes All-American Christmas Special'
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 02:15 pm
Filmed in front of a live audience in Memphis, MercyMe's headlining performance on FOX News Radio's "Todd Starnes All-American Christmas Special" will broadcast this week on hundreds of FOX News Radio stations along with the entire American Family Radio network and the Bott Radio Network.
NY credit unions grow at fastest rate since 2000
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 02:00 pm
New York credit unions posted impressive third-quarter operating results despite economic challenges spawned by slower economic growth, according to the New York Credit Union Association's Third Quarter 2015 New York Credit Union Profile report.
WBBZ-TV to air 'Yule Log' Christmas Eve, Christmas Day
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 02:00 pm
Chris Musial, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, has announced that, for the fourth year in a row, "Your Hometown Television Station" will air a holiday "Yule Log" from 8 p.m. Christmas Eve through 6 p.m. Christmas Day.
Santa's veterinarian clears Rudolph, reindeer for annual Christmas flight
Wed, Dec 23rd 2015 02:00 pm
Following a health checkup at the North Pole, Santa's veterinarian has given the green light to Rudolph's red nose and the rest of the reindeer that will be traveling the world this Christmas Eve.
 

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