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Buffalo Sabres assign Pysyk, Lehner to Rochester for conditioning stints
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 12:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned defenseman Mark Pysyk and goaltender Robin Lehner to the Rochester Americans (AHL) for conditioning stints.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks visit Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings in NBC's NFL Wild Card Game
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 09:00 pm
NBC kicks off its coverage of the 2015 NFL playoffs this Sunday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. ET with an NFC Wild Card matchup, when Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks (NFC West, 10-6) visit Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings (NFC North, 11-5) at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Schneiderman announces settlement with Uber to enhance rider privacy
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 09:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced a settlement with Uber that requires the company to adopt leading data security protection practices to protect its riders' personal information.
'American Idol's' farewell journey begins
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 08:00 pm
"American Idol's" farewell season kicks off tonight, with auditions from around the country. For three weeks, the judges - Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. - and host Ryan Seacrest will travel to Atlanta, Denver, Little Rock, Philadelphia and San Francisco in search of the 15th "Idol."
NU offering free emergency preparedness workshop for Scouts
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 03:10 pm
The Border Community Special Emergency Response Volunteer Initiative for Community Empowerment of Niagara University is offering a free emergency preparedness workshop for all Western New York Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Oscars nominations voting ends Friday, Jan. 8
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 03:10 pm
Nominations voting for the 88th Oscars will close at 5 p.m. PT Friday, Jan. 8. The votes will be tabulated and verified by the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
NTCC releases 2016 Travel Guide
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 03:00 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. announced today it has officially released its 2016 Travel Guide, which serves as a comprehensive source of information for travelers planning a visit to Niagara USA. The book highlights Niagara County's attractions and experiences.
Catholic Charities launches 2016 Appeal, sets $11 million goal
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials and volunteer leaders announced an $11 million goal for the 2016 Appeal at a press conference Wednesday.
Calling all movie buffs: Cineplex's Great Digital Film Festival returns for its seventh year
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:35 am
The countdown to this year's Great Digital Film Festival is on! Cineplex Events has announced the lineup for its seventh annual celebration of pop-culture films, returning to select Cineplex theaters across Canada from Feb. 5-11.
McNall begins tenure as legislature chairman
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, took his oath of office Tuesday night surrounded by family in a ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse, moments after being formally elected to the post by colleagues.
Niagara Falls Community Center coming along nicely
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Back in September, Niagara Catholic Jr. / Sr. High School, along with the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club and Niagara University, broke ground on a new community center for Niagara Falls.
Seneca Gaming Corp. partners with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to keep employees healthy
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
For many, leading a healthier lifestyle is a popular New Year's resolution. For Seneca Gaming Corp., it's an ongoing commitment to the company's 4,000 employees.
Poloncarz announces 2016 Community Development Block Grant awards
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2016 Community Development Block Grant application.
NU Theatre presents annual Short Play Festival
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 07:10 pm
From Jan. 22-24, NU Theatre's annual Short Play Festival makes for a fascinating dose of theater - and a great entertainment bargain.
Queen City Roller Girls begin 10th season Saturday at RiverWorks
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 07:00 pm
The Queen City Roller Girls will kick-off 2016, and their 10th season, at 2 p.m. Saturday inside RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo.
Judith Nolan Powell to receive Bishop's Medal
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 07:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has announced Judith Nolan Powell was chosen as a recipient to receive the Bishop's Medal for the Diocese of Buffalo.
Andy Grammer, Jay Leno to perform at Fallsview Casino in April
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 06:50 pm
Acclaimed platinum-selling recording artist Andy Grammer kicks off April's concert lineup with a two-night appearance at Fallsview Casino April 1-2 (9 p.m.)
Amy Adams, Jaimie Alexander, Mel Gibson, Bryce Dallas Howard, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Channing Tatum Golden Globe presenters
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 06:45 pm
Veteran host Ricky Gervais returns for the fourth time to host the high-profile ceremony, which will air Sunday, Jan. 10, live coast to coast on NBC with the pre-show from 7-8 p.m. EST, and main telecast from 8-11 p.m. from the Beverly Hilton.
Grand Rapids YMCA is first building to adopt universal design standards
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 06:40 pm
Advances in science and medicine are making it easier for people of all ages and abilities to get around. But how do you design a new building to ensure it serves the needs of all users? Inclusive design can make that happen.
HEAP outreach gathers steam in suburban, rural centers
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is already seeing success in a new partnership with the University at Buffalo School of Social Work and community organizations designed to make it easier for county residents to access Social Services programs.
Local organizations work together to help homeless
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:25 pm
Staff members from the Dale Association recently created a "giving tree" out of items needed by Lockport CARES Inc.
Niagara University makes first appointment to endowed pre-health program director position
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:20 pm
Niagara University has appointed Dr. William Cliff to its first-ever endowed faculty position.
'Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising' debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Christian albums chart
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:15 pm
Several of the world's most renowned worship leaders came together to write and record "Passion: Salvation's Tide Is Rising," which debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Christian albums chart and reached the top 5 overall after its Jan. 1 digital release. Physical copies of the album will be available Jan. 29.
With help from Yahoo fund, Empower hearing clinics new and improved
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:05 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, is moving its hearing clinics to the agency's headquarters at 9812 Lockport Road, in the Town of Niagara.
Parents' Choice Award winner Douglas Love named CEO of Explore & More
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:00 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum has named Douglas Love to the position of CEO. Love, a seasoned leader and innovator in children's entertainment and educational programs, was identified for the Children's Museum by the Buffalo-based firm of Performance Management Partners in a local and nationwide search.
Niagara County legislators take oaths in Wheatfield
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 08:25 pm
In Wheatfield, in a triple swearing-in ceremony, former Niagara County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross administered the oath of office to his successor in the County Legislature, Legislator Becky Wydysh of Lewiston, as well as re-elected incumbents David E. Godfrey and Kathryn Lance.
NCCC a top school in Military Advanced Education & Transition's Guide to Colleges and Universities
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 07:35 pm
Military Advanced Education & Transition has awarded Niagara County Community College the designation of a Top School in its 2016 MAE&T Guide to Colleges & Universities, which measures best practices in military and veteran education.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction running until Jan. 11
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 01:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction that is currently running on auction.NHL.com until 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
First baby of 2016: Welcome to the world
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
Brooke Aubrey Mort was the first baby of 2016 born at the Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Primanti Bros. sending sandwiches to Buffalo Bills front office
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
Primanti Brothers is celebrating the Pittsburgh Steelers victory today by sending its "Almost Famous" sandwiches to Buffalo as a thank you to the Bills for overcoming the New York Jets -allowing the Steelers a chance at the postseason.
Knights of Columbus farmers breakfast
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
The Knights of Columbus will hold an all-you-can-eat farmers breakfast from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, at 755 Erie Ave, North Tonawanda.
Donations needed for Community Missions annual Sweetheart Dinner
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
Community Missions Inc. will hold its 19th annual Sweetheart Dinner Friday, Feb. 5, at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center. In order to make the event a success, the agency is in great need of basket donations.
Buffalo Sabres recall forward Schaller
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forward Tim Schaller from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Aquarium of Niagara's 'Conservation Conversation' series concludes Jan. 9
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
In November, the Aquarium of Niagara instituted a new, three-part conservation lecture series titled "Conservation Conversation." Jajean Rose-Burney will give the third and final talk in the series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9.
Happy New Year indeed: Powerball Jackpot increases to $400 million for Wednesday's drawing
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:50 pm
The start of 2016 brings the possibility of untold riches as the jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing hits $400,000,000.
Blackley Glynn to head new publicity company focusing on travel and lifestyle brands
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:00 pm
A new public relations and social media agency for the travel, hospitality, culinary and luxury lifestyle industries has been formed in Western New York and South West Florida.
Jastrzemski sworn in as Niagara County clerk
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 08:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski was sworn into office today in a ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse, vowing to "make everyone proud" of the quality of services that will be provided by his office.
Niagara Area Foundation awards more than $55,000 in grants to county organizations
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 01:20 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation announced grants totaling more than $55,000 were awarded to nine Niagara County nonprofit organizations in 2015.
Students helping students at St. Peter's R.C. School
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 01:10 pm
Fourth-graders at St. Peter's R.C. School had an opportunity to practice their reading skills while also spreading holiday cheer when they read Christmas stories to the school's pre-K 4 class. Fourth-grade teacher Ann Yarussi led her class in the activity.
The CW gives viewers an exclusive look across DC Comics with two all-new specials
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 01:00 pm
It's a full night of action from DC Comics Tuesday, Jan. 19, as The CW presents two all-new half-hour specials, "DC's Legends Of Tomorrow: Their Time Is Now" (9 p.m.), and "DC Films Presents: Dawn Of The Justice League" (9:30 p.m.), which features the world premiere of the new trailer for the upcoming feature film "Suicide Squad."