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Community Missions invites supporters to 'Walk for Niagara'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
With warmer temperatures upon us, many are looking for reasons to make outdoor plans. Community Missions invites those looking to stretch their legs to the "Walk for Niagara," to be held this Saturday, April 25, at Whirlpool State Park. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and all funds raised will go to support the agency's crisis services.
Leadership Niagara hosts 25th annual awards luncheon
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Leadership Niagara will honor individuals and organizations at the 25th annual Leader of the Year awards luncheon April 29 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. More than 300 leaders from Western New York and Southern Ontario will be in attendance at the event.
National Grid takes Earth Day digital with #GridGoesGreen
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Leveraging the power of social media to promote Earth Day, National Grid will launch its "Pledge to Save Energy Sweepstakes" tomorrow, challenging the nearly 7 million U.S. residents in its service areas to take a pledge to make greener choices and share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with #GridGoesGreen #Sweeps.
Panepinto introduces legislation to make New York first state to adopt a living wage employer certification program
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:50 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto made the following comments regarding his Make a Living Wage Act (S.4160), which currently awaits review in the Senate labor committee:
Niagara University accepting registrations for summer 2015 continuing education courses
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:50 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its summer schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
St. Francis Guild's 17th annual chicken, rib & pulled pork barbecue to benefit Mount St. Mary's Hospital & Health Center
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:50 pm
The terrific smell of barbecue chicken, ribs and pulled pork will be in the air at Mount St. Mary's Hospital from 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 1, for the St. Francis Guild's 17th annual chicken and ribs barbecue. Krolick's will cook the food. All proceeds will benefit the hospital.
(716) to host boxing and Kentucky Derby parties May 2
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:40 pm
On Saturday, May 2, as the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships near their culmination at HARBORCENTER, (716) Food and Sport will be celebrating one of the busiest days on the sporting calendar with special watch parties for the Kentucky Derby and Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Greg Cohen Promotions announce 'Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:40 pm
Tony "Lightning" Luis to fight for regional championship in June 26 main event of the "Sully Huff Invitational" at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
ABC family casts Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, male lead for saga series 'Shadowhunters'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:40 pm
ABC Family has found its 'Jace' in British actor Dominic Sherwood, it was announced Monday by the network. Sherwood was recently seen starring in the feature film "Vampire Academy" and featured in the Taylor Swift "Style" video.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' travels to California for Disneyland Resort 60th anniversary diamond celebration
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:35 pm
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced the top morning talk show will head west to Southern California for five shows originating from the Disneyland Resort May 18-22.
Concert announcement: The Smashing Pumpkins: 'In Plainsong - An Acoustic-Electro Evening'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:35 pm
The Smashing Pumpkins have just announced their first acoustic tour. Billed as The Smashing Pumpkins: "In Plainsong - An Acoustic-Electro Evening," the tour will kick off June 15 in North Tonawanda at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the concert, which is presented by "Rock Radio" 103.3-FM "The Edge."
Gwen Stefani, Usher and CeeLo Green return to 'The Voice' as advisers for Monday's episode
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:20 pm
Former coaches Gwen Stefani, Usher and CeeLo Green will serve as advisers on the two-hour Monday, April 27, telecast of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Grand Island Community Chorus hosts spring concert
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island Community Chorus invites readers to "Sing Into Spring," an evening of warm-weather music.
Village of Lewiston taxes going up 12 cents, but it could be worse
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 09:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston is raising the tax rate from $7.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.38 for the next fiscal year. The 1.68 percent bump, a 12-cent increase, means a land owner with a property valued at $100,000, for example, will see a tax increase of $12 for fiscal year 2015-16.
Erie County joins statewide call for volunteer firefighter recruitment
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 02:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Erie County Commissioner of Emergency Services Dan Neaverth Jr., President of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Robert McConville, and volunteer firefighters from local districts at the Erie County Training and Operations Center in Cheektowaga to kickoff the fifth annual "RecruitNY" campaign with a call for new volunteer firefighters to join the ranks of those already serving their communities.
Daemen establishes partnership with LMU to offer veterinary medicine degree
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 02:30 pm
Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a unique educational collaboration that will pave the way for Western New York students to earn a doctor of veterinary medicine.
Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson, Shaggy, Echosmith to perform live at iHeartRadio 'Summer Pool Party' at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:40 pm
iHeartMedia has announced its annual iHeartRadio "Summer Pool Party" will be held Saturday, May 30 - and for the first time ever, the event will be at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
UPDATE: Police release names of Errick Road victims, deputy
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:30 pm
On Saturday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office identified the victims of Friday's shooting as Duane A. Bores, age 58, and Cynthia A. Bores, age 55, both of 6871 Errick Road.
Ortt secures an additional $3 million for military bases
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:20 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced $3 million he championed to help keep military bases, such as the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, in the forefront. The funding, included in the 2015-16 state budget, will be used for research and retention efforts of military bases statewide.
Niagara University plans series of events to celebrate Earth Day 2015
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:20 pm
Niagara University will hold a series of events to increase awareness, appreciation, protection and conservation of the natural environment in observance of Earth Day 2015.
Find a safe summer camp with BBB advice
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:15 pm
After a harsh winter, it may be hard for some families to believe it's already time to make summer camp plans.
Captivating cuisine, but not a great atmosphere at Niagara Falls eatery
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 05:15 pm
Authentic Greek food is not easy to find in Western New York, but Sophie's Pita & Grill is a good place to start.
Sports icons influence others to try chewing tobacco
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 05:00 pm
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly recently announced he was cancer free after being diagnosed in June 2013 with oral cancer. Kelly's story had a happy ending, but almost half of those diagnosed with oral cancer don't live to tell the tale.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra names John Morris Russell as principal pops conductor
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 10:00 am
After a national search that brought many dynamic candidates to the Kleinhans stage, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has selected John Morris Russell as its new principal pops conductor.
Youngstown Business and Professional Association busy planning for 2015
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 09:00 am
Installations, planning and optimism for the upcoming summer and beyond in northern Niagara were among the newsmakers from the April 14 meeting of the Youngstown Business and Professional Association.
Lewiston Town Board hears about mounting repair work
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:25 am
Spring is well underway, and with it has come a number of projects to be addressed in the Town of Lewiston.
Spring training slated at Niagara Hospice
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice has announced an opportunity to get out of the house after a long, cold winter.
NU featured in 'Princeton Review's 2015 Guide to 353 Green Colleges'
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara University is one of the 353 most environmentally responsible colleges in the country according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features NU in the 2015 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 353 Green Colleges, which was released this week.
Hibbard's is open!
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
The surest sign winter is now in the rearview mirror: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard is now open for the season.
Baked Cupcakery: How sweet it is for local cupcake business
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
Baked Cupcakery, a fledgling Grand Island business, can boast it has Western New York's Best Cupcake.
Local chefs, musicians participating in 'Jazz & Pasta'
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
"Jazz & Pasta," a fundraiser for the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, will take place from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St.
Errick Road shooting update
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 09:45 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour offered a small update late Friday on the Errick Road gunfight that took place earlier in the day. At the time, investigators were still casing the outside of the house where the incident occurred, 6871 Errick Road.
Errick Road shooting leaves one dead, two injured
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:55 pm
One person is dead and two more injured after shots were fired at an Errick Road residence early this afternoon, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announced at a press conference in Fairmount Park.
United recognizes special achievements of Cook Moving Systems Inc.
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:50 pm
Cook Moving Systems Inc., a Buffalo agent of United Van Lines, has been honored by the worldwide transportation company for exceptional professional achievement. Announcement of the recognition was conferred as part of van line's annual awards program with more than 400 United representatives in attendance.
Domestic violence rights advocate Mary Travers Murphy to receive national award for outstanding victim advocacy
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:45 pm
Erie County Family Justice Center Executive Director Mary Travers Murphy will receive a national award from the U.S. Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus at a ceremony on Capitol Hill during National Crime Victim's Rights Week (April 19-25).
Buffalo Philharmonic hosts CD listening party
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:45 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Recording Arts Society will host a listening party at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth St.
First Niagara hosts Earth Day 'flash mob' cleanup
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:40 pm
First Niagara team members are volunteering their time to give back to the local community by hosting a "flash mob" cleanup day.
Robert Downey Jr., Blake Lively and Russell Crowe headline guest lineup on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:40 pm
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests appearing on the show next week.
Billoni's Buffalo-Niagara Views: Play ball!
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 04:40 pm
There is no better way to signify the start of spring in Western New York than by attending the Buffalo Bisons' home opener.