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Tax preparer arrests prompt state to issue alert
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:25 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the Division of Consumer Protection issued a consumer warning to the 7 million taxpayers who have yet to file income tax returns.
NCCC Alumni Association 5K run/walk
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host its annual NCCC Alumni 5K Run/Walk on Friday, May 6, on the NCCC campus in Sanborn.
Mayor's annual Snowflake Ball benefits Nor-Ton Jacket Club
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda, hosted the Mayor's annual Snowflake Ball on Feb. 20 at the Knights of Columbus at 755 Erie Ave.
Wheatfield Lions honored at March meeting
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club honored two of its members at its meeting on March 3.
Family and friends celebrate Dyngus Day tradition in NT
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:20 pm
Generations of Polish families and friends and Polish "wannabes" celebrated Dyngus Day Monday evening at North Tonawanda's Dom Polski social club, 576 Oliver St.
Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program now accepting applications for semester scholarship awards
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:10 pm
The Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from students interested in applying for fall 2016/spring 2017 scholarships.
21st Century Fox, Give a Note Foundation to honor 'American Idol' series finale by supporting school music programs
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 06:10 pm
21st Century Fox and Give a Note Foundation today announced a new wave of 21st Century Fox Give a Note grants, which will support up to 20 under-funded music education programs at schools across the U.S.
Applications available for Ruth and William O. Sass nursing scholarship
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 04:10 pm
Applications are now being accepted for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship to encourage excellence in the field of nursing.
Maid of the Mist ready for earliest launch in history
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 04:05 pm
Thanks to a milder than usual winter, Maid of the Mist will launch its boats at 9 a.m. tomorrow from its Niagara Falls landing, the earliest start to the season in Maid of the Mist history. The season runs through Nov. 6.
Red Nose Day, national fundraising movement and live NBC broadcast, returns for 2016
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:55 pm
Red Nose Day announced the return of its second annual campaign, inviting the American public to come together on May 26 to have fun and make a difference for kids who need our help the most - those at home and around the world.
Nurse practitioner Cristina Virtuoso to join Memorial's primary care team
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:55 pm
Cristina E. Virtuoso, F.N.P., will join the clinical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial's Summit Family Health Center and Lewiston Primary Care Center effective April 12.
Higgins, ReNU Niagara invite public to visit volunteer fair, stay for progress
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Niagara University's ReNU Niagara invite the public to a unique dual event evening at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center featuring information and opportunities to engage in important programs and projects making a difference in the City of Niagara Falls.
Ortt's amended casino funding formula included in state budget
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:45 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced lawmakers agreed to include a portion of his proposal to alter and extend the 99-h law outlining slot profits for the Seneca Niagara Casino in the final 2016-17 state budget.
UB projects aim to help refugees locally and globally
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:35 pm
Ghalia Ajouz and her classmates don't see an abandoned silk mill on Buffalo's East Side.
Spirit of the Eighties: '80s Dance Party set for April 2
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:25 pm
Some of us on the Spirit of the Eighties planning committee decided that we couldn't wait until August to get into the groove.
Kimberly Perry live from the red carpet
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 12:05 pm
Kimberly Perry will co-host E! News coverage from the red carpet at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards. Perry, the frontwoman of Grammy Award-winning superstar sibling trio The Band Perry, will report the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3.
ESL camp coming to Niagara University this summer
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 12:05 pm
Niagara University's College of Education is offering a summer camp designed to teach non-English-speaking children in grades K-5 the fundamentals of writing and speaking the language.
Culinary hopefuls compete for stardom in return of 'Food Network Star'
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 12:00 pm
Food Network's competition series "Food Network Star" returns for a 12th season on Sunday, May 22 (9 p.m. ET/PT), with culinary icons Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay looking to discover the next promising food television star.
YWCA cash raffle dinner fundraiser set
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 11:45 am
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier will host its ninth annual cash raffle dinner and fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Cambria Volunteer Fire Co., 4631 Cambria Wilson Road, Lockport. This year's event will be sports-themed and casual.
Trent Harmon, Dalton Rapattoni, La'Porsha Renae to compete for 'American Idol' crown
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 11:20 am
Trent Harmon, Dalton Rapattoni and La'Porsha Renae are this season's "American Idol" top three finalists, after it was revealed Thursday that MacKenzie Bourg received the fewest votes.
'The Voice': Q&A with 'grounded,' 'grateful,' grand Hannah Huston
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 03:50 pm
From her blind audition, when three chairs turned, Hannah Huston has earned rave reviews for her performances (including covers of Allen Stone's "Unaware" and Sia's "Elastic Heart"), while also charting on iTunes.
NIOGA Library System launching campaign aimed at engaging young adults
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 01:50 pm
NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, is launching a new campaign aimed at young adults in Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties to call their attention to the vast resources available at their local library, including free Wi-Fi, video games, music and video streaming, and eBook downloads.
Erie County Fair announces 'Happy Together' Tour
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 12:10 pm
The Erie County Fair has announced the "Happy Together" Tour will perform inside the GUSTO Grandstand as part of the National Grid Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.
Researchers to study link between gastric bypass and alcohol abuse
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 12:05 pm
A new collaborative study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and the Penn State College of Medicine will investigate why a significant percentage of people who undergo gastric bypass surgery develop alcohol abuse problems.
Furever Friends event in NT
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 07:00 am
Furever Friends Dog Rescue of WNY hosts a basket raffle, 50/50 split draw, bake sale and live music from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at American Legion Stephen Sikora Post 1322.
Buffalo Sabres: Robin Lehner undergoes season-ending surgery
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced goaltender Robin Lehner has undergone successful surgery on his right ankle and will be unavailable for the remainder of the team's games this season.
Buffalo Zoo to announce baby gorilla name at 'APE-ril' event this weekend
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will announce the winning name for the new baby gorilla during an "APE-ril" event this Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the gorilla exhibit.
'Golden Jubilee' gala to commemorate 50 years of Canisius College Regents Scholarship Ball
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 04:20 pm
The Canisius College Board of Regents will commemorate 50 years of the Regents Scholarship Ball when it hosts a "Golden Jubilee" gala on Saturday, May 7, at Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 3rd annual 'Spark' Cultural Awards
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 03:25 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced details of its third annual "Spark" Cultural Awards, presented by M&T Bank.
DEC: Zero hunting fatalities in 2015 season
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 03:00 pm
The 2015 New York hunting season proved to be one of the safest on record and yielded the first year without a hunting-related shooting fatality since the 1950s, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Heart of Niagara Adoption event at Tractor Supply Lockport
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:55 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Corey, Maddie, Mollie, Sugar, Tillie and Zandie from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Tractor Supply, 6015 S. Transit Road in Lockport (next to Lockport Athletic & Fitness and Flips Gymnastics).
UB Alumni Association to honor university alumni and friends at awards ceremony
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:50 pm
Frank Clement (BS, 1966) hasn't let a distance of 2,600 miles keep him from remaining close to the University at Buffalo.
Special Alzheimer's program
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:45 pm
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions.
Workshop scheduled for prospective school board members
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:40 pm
Has anyone ever said you would make a great school board member? The Erie County Association of School Boards will present a workshop for prospective school board candidates 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca.
'Buffalo Unconference' powered by AT&T turns attendees into presenters
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
Returning for its second year by popular demand, Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T is an interactive event built to bring together a diverse group of people, so they may share their knowledge on topics they are passionate about through presentations, demos and open discussions.
Spending your tax 'REFUND' wisely can improve your finances
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the state's Division of Consumer Protection are highlighting six ways the 7 million New Yorkers who receive tax refunds can make smart decisions with their money:
New law doesn't spell the end of paper prescriptions for nursing homes, vets or emergency rooms, says UB pharmacy law expert
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
Despite the perception that medical prescriptions are now completely electronic in New York state, we haven't seen the last of paper prescriptions - or your doctor's bad handwriting - according to University at Buffalo pharmacy law expert Karl Fiebelkorn.
Poloncarz, health department announce free rabies clinics
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:45 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Gale R. Burstein announced five free rabies vaccination clinics have been scheduled this year for owners of dogs, cats and ferrets who want to protect their pets.
Artpark summer Art Camp, Rock Workshop now available for registration
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:40 pm
Registration is underway for Artpark & Company's annual summer Art Camp as well as its new Rock Workshop.
IHOP restaurants' National Pancake Day breaks fundraising records
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:40 pm
They came, they ate, they donated.