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Zonta Club of Grand Island: Tribute Garden to honor victims of domestic violence
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
The Western New York Tribute Garden, in honor of domestic violence victims, is being dedicated in Tonawanda's Isle View Park.

The Zonta Club of Grand Island is not only helping to establish the garden, it is issuing a challenge to other Island service groups: Help in any way you can to make this Tribute Garden a success - so it can have a beneficial effect on women, their families and our community.

Sweet ride
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
Northgate resident Tom Burrock, a former mechanic from Wheatfield, was all smiles as he cruised around town in a 1974 Eldorado that was on display at the facility's recent fifth annual car show.
Sludge Free Alliance meeting well attended
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
Approximately 100 concerned citizens from communities throughout Western New York attended an informational seminar on Sept. 14, sponsored by Western New York Sludge Free Alliance and held at the Frontier Volunteer Fire Co. firehall in Wheatfield.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Sept. 12, 2014
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 183 calls from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Sept. 12, 2014
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
The following incidents occurred from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 38 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 1,035 calls so far this year. Last year at this time, the GIFC had responded to 992 calls.
'Cooking for Cancer' raising money one nickel at a time at Bottle Junction
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
Jessica Flash, left, and Allyson Nemeth received a check from Josh Pabon, assistant manager of Bottle Junction. The money comes from patrons of Bottle Junction who decide to donate their bottle deposits to "Cooking for Cancer."
DOT announces travel restrictions on I-190 at Buffalo Avenue
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:10 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced Thursday travel restrictions are scheduled to go in effect on Route 384 (Buffalo Avenue), and Interstate 190, in the City of Niagara Falls, to allow for the continuing construction of new bridges carrying the I-190 over Buffalo Avenue.
Niagara University unveils 'Niagara Global Tourism Institute'
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
A Niagara University-led initiative to transform the regional tourism industry is officially underway. A grand opening of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute was held in the institute's headquarters, which are housed in the historic Power City Building in the heart of the downtown tourism district in Niagara Falls.
MSG to air Sabres-Capitals Sept. 21
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's preseason game against the Washington Capitals on Sunday will air on MSG in the Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse markets.
Wild Women Unite weekend is a summer camp for grownups
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Whether women are looking for a relaxing weekend with friends or looking to learn some outdoor skills, Wild Women Unite weekend, scheduled for Oct. 3-5, will provide a fun place to meet new friends, laugh out loud and try something new.
New Buffalo Building Trades pre-apprenticeship program for minorities deemed a success
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Buffalo Building & Construction Trades Council, State Sen. Mark Grisanti and the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council today held a press conference to announce the first graduates of the new Buffalo Building Trades pre-apprenticeship program for minorities.
New electric vehicle charging stations installed at Niagara Falls International Airport
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls International Airport has two new charging stations for airport traveler use, as part of a statewide network of up to 3,000 EV charging stations slated for public and workplace locations across New York by 2018. The charging stations are being undertaken through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Charge NY" initiative, launched last year.
Obit: Christian P. Wallinder
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Christian P. Wallinder, age 18, of Grand Island entered into rest Sept. 5, 2014.
Grand Island Board of Education: First meeting of school year held
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Board of Education held its first meeting of the 2014-15 school year in the Professional Development Suite at Grand Island High School. The agenda included reports on personnel, the district's capital project, the dress code and curriculum and instruction.
Sights and sounds of Music Is Art
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Music Is Art 2014 drew tens of thousands of visitors to Buffalo's Delaware Park behind the Albright Knox on Saturday.
Niagara County seeking IT project manager
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara County's information technology department is seeking a project manager who will be responsible for wide-ranging long-term IT solutions in the county, officials announced.
BBB warns school districts not to pay phony invoices from Scholastic School Supply
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 07:00 am
Last week, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York warned school districts to be on the lookout for fake invoices from Scholastic School Supply. This week, 10 districts, mainly located in the Southern Tier, told BBB they did receive the invoices. BBB advises all school districts to review all invoices carefully and verify before payments are made.
Denzel Washington, Sofia Vergara, James Spader, Jim Caviezel visit 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 07:00 am
"The Blacklist" star James Spader visits and Jim Caviezel discusses the series "Person of Interest."
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival returns
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 06:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association is hosting the 11th annual Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, at First Niagara Center. The event, co-sponsored by First Niagara, Labatt, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, Fallsview Casino and JW Danforth, will feature wineries and restaurants from Buffalo, Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.
ECC awarded $5.75 million through NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced an additional $55 million in funding for five innovative economic development projects as part of the third round of the competitive NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program. One of those projects belonged to Erie Community College, which secured $5.75 million in grant funding for its planned Bretschger Building renovation/AAS nanotechnology degree program at college's North Campus in Williamsville.

"On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of ECC, I'd like to thank Gov. Cuomo, Chancellor Zimpher and leaders of the NYSUNY 2020 Challenge Grant Program," said ECC President Jack Quinn.

Collins supports legislation to fund government
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after voting to support H.J. Res. 124 and the coinciding amendment. The legislation funds the government, extends the export-import bank's authorization, and provides the president authorization to combat ISIS.
UB school supply drive sets record
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
The University at Buffalo community gets an A+ for generosity, donating more than 24,000 items in this year's school supply drive sponsored by the office of community relations. In all, 24,469 items were collected, making this year's drive the most successful one yet.
Hop aboard 'Art Express' at Castellani Art Museum
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:50 pm
Join in the family fun as you hop aboard the "Art Express" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University.
First Niagara, Buffalo Riverkeeper present 'Young Environmental Leaders Program' for students
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, in conjunction with Buffalo Public Schools, announce the culmination of the 2014 "Young Environmental Leaders Program."
Mark Burnett reunites with Mike Darnell to produce primetime game show '500 Questions'
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
ABC has made a direct-to-series order for a new event game show, "500 Questions" (working title), from Emmy-winning blockbuster executive producer Mark Burnett and his One Three Media ("Shark Tank," "Survivor," "The Voice") and Warner Horizon Television ("The Voice," "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette").
Empire State Development approves $4 million to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
The Empire State Development board of directors met in New York City and approved $4 million in funding for seven projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity in New York. Directors said these targeted investments will leverage more than $20 million in private and other public funding to support small businesses, community and downtown revitalization, regional tourism attractions, and projects that are building a strong foundation for future economic growth and job creation.
NBC News/Marist poll: America shrugs off scandals plaguing NFL
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
According to an exclusive new NBC News/Marist poll, nearly 90 percent of Americans say the recent outcry about domestic violence in the NFL hasn't changed how much professional football they watch - and less than a third of the nation believes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should resign.
Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers host Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers on 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers look to start 3-0 for the first time since 2003, when they host Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (1-1) on "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET on NBC.
Higgins speaks on solar power, clean energy on House floor
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House floor on the importance of clean energy. He emphasized the potential for America to take a leading role in this field.
TBS to celebrate 20 years of 'Friends' with 20-episode marathon Sept. 22
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
TBS will celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Friends" with a 20-episode marathon Monday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The marathon, which will air 20 years to the day since the hit comedy's original debut, will consist of episodes chosen by fans to be the very best of "Friends."
Higgins questions national counterterrorism center director
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
In a meeting of the House Committee on Homeland Security focused on the topic of "Worldwide Threats to the Homeland," Congressman Brian Higgins questioned National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen about the escalation of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) and the impact of air strikes.
Buffalo Sabres: 2014 preseason radio broadcast schedule announced
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the radio broadcast schedule for the team's 2014 preseason games. Sabres broadcasters Dan Dunleavy and Rob Ray will have the call throughout the preseason.
USA Network starts production on original drama 'Complications' starring Jason O'Mara
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:00 pm
USA Network has announced the start of production on its new high-octane original drama, "Complications," which began shooting this week in Atlanta. The 10-episode original series from executive producer and "Burn Notice" creator Matt Nix stars Jason O'Mara ("Terra Nova," "Vegas") and is set to premiere in 2015.
'America's Got Talent' names Mat Franco winner
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 08:00 am
This season of "America's Got Talent" concluded Wednesday at Radio City Music Hall with a star-studded live finale.

For the ninth year in a row "AGT" ranked No. 1 among summer series in total viewers.

Buffalo Bills: Pegulas take next step in acquisition
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 03:20 pm
The NFL's finance committee voted Wednesday to approve the sale of the Buffalo Bills to Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and his wife, and Kim.

WGRZ reported the $1.4 billion sale must be approved by a majority of NFL owners. They can vote accordingly when they meet Oct. 8 in New York.

TNT scores network television premiere rights to five upcoming Marvel Studios films
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 03:15 pm
TNT has entered into a licensing agreement with Marvel for the next five theatrical releases from Marvel Studios. The agreement includes the network television premiere windows for "Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron," which is due in theaters next summer, and the third installment in the "Captain America" franchise, which is slated for release in 2016.
Grammy Award-winner Lecrae's new album 'Anomaly' debuts at No. 1
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 03:10 pm
On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Grammy-winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, "Anomaly," to critical acclaim. The album has now officially debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart as well as several other Billboard charts, including Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album.
Tom Golisano gifts $3.5 million to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for new center for community health for people with special needs
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received a $3.5 million gift, the largest in its history, from businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano to support construction of an innovative new Golisano Center for Community Health.
Grisanti statement on future election plans
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti released the following statement Wednesday regarding his re-election plans. Grisanti lost the GOP primary election last week.
Seneca Buffalo Creek receives 2014 Merit Award
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:10 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos is proud to announce the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has been selected for a 2014 Engineering News Record "Best Projects" Merit Award in the "Sports/Entertainment" category.