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Niagara-Wheatfield students push for program restoration
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:45 pm
Members of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's music program again pleaded their case before the school board last Wednesday in the hopes of having cut programs restored this budget season.
Starpoint Board of Education votes 'no' on veterans exemption
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:45 pm
Veterans and community members filled the conference room of the Starpoint Central School District Monday to hear the Board of Education vote on the adoption of the Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption.
Wheatfield Town Board approves comprehensive drainage study
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:40 pm
A town-wide drainage study in Wheatfield has been set into motion as of Monday night, when the Town Board approved a resolution to set out bids for engineers.
Niagara-Wheatfield seeks new superintendent
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:40 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District began its search for a new superintendent Tuesday night at a special board meeting.
Niagara Falls to be illuminated red for Community Missions
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:15 pm
Niagara Falls will be illuminated red from 10-10:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in honor of Community Missions' 18th annual Sweetheart Dinner. The agency's first event of 2015 also kicks off a yearlong celebration of its 90th anniversary.
Crosby's opens in Amherst
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:15 pm
Reid Stores Inc. has announced the grand opening celebration of its newest Crosby's convenience store in Amherst - a Crosby's and Coffee Culture Café and Eatery.
Tom Brady and AFC champion New England Patriots face Russell Wilson and NFC champion Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:15 pm
NBC presents coverage of Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday, Feb. 1, with Tom Brady and the AFC champion New England Patriots facing Russell Wilson and the NFC champion Seattle Seahawks at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.
Calling all local high school choirs: Sing onstage with Foreigner at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:15 pm
High school choirs from throughout Western New York can earn the chance to perform one of the most wildly popular rock ballads in history onstage with the band that made the song famous.
Seahawks fan professor leads NU students to Super Bowl 49
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:15 pm
The nameless "12th man" the Seattle Seahawks frequently refer to just may be a Niagara University professor.
Super Bowl: Don't let it end in a personal foul
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:10 pm
As the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots take the field Sunday, house parties and sports bars will be serving up ice-cold brews and cocktails to fans from coast to coast. Because Super Bowl Sunday is one of the biggest drinking days of the year, MADD, BeMyDD and AlertID have teamed up to prevent drinking and driving on game day.
NU's first responder disability awareness training program receives Tower Foundation grant
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:05 pm
The Niagara University first responder disability awareness training program has received an $85,000 grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to complete implementation of FRDAT training in Erie and Niagara counties.
Margot Robbie and Miles Teller to host Academy's Sci-Tech Awards
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:05 pm
Actors Margot Robbie and Miles Teller will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.
Niagara University receives a 'Best Campus in New York' rating
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:05 pm
The quality of Niagara University's campus is among the top 2 percent in New York state, according to student rankings compiled by Niche.com.
Mount St. Mary's celebrates Heart Month in February
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:05 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will celebrate Heart Month in February with its annual lipid panel screening Sunday, Feb. 8, and continuing with a series of events throughout the month.
Niagara Falls International Airport breaks record for 2014
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:00 pm
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced the Niagara Falls International Airport serviced a record number of passengers in 2014.
DEC adopts most stringent liquefied natural gas regulations
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:00 pm
New York's environment will benefit under the nation's most stringent new regulations adopted this week that will make liquefied natural gas available to fuel trucks and for other purposes, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced.
Higgins applauds move to pull border bill
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the cancellation of this week's vote on the Secure our Borders First Act.
Obit: Milena Cillag (née Popovich)
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 12:00 pm
Milena (née Popovich) Cillag entered into rest Dec. 29, 2014.
Ortt introduces legislation requiring state to maintain canal lift bridges without loopholes
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has introduced legislation to amend the current canal law that's meant to preserve and rehabilitate canal infrastructure.
Toma Dobrosavljevic loses 171 pounds to become 'The Biggest Loser'
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
Toma Dobrosavljevic, a 33-year-old senior project manager from Addison, Illinois, became "The Biggest Loser" and won $250,000 on Thursday's live season 16 finale on NBC.
Super Bowl champion cap to be available at (716) Food and Sport
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
New Era Cap Co. and HARBORCENTER today announced (716) Food and Sport will be one of the only places in Western New York to purchase a New Era Super Bowl champion XLIX locker room cap immediately following the big game's conclusion.
Antique to Chic celebrates second anniversary in Lewiston
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
Antique to Chic will mark its second anniversary in Lewiston with a weeklong celebration beginning Sunday, Feb. 1.
Ceretto: Silver's ouster presents opportunity for major ethics reforms
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, is pushing for major ethics reforms in the wake of Sheldon Silver being forced out of the speaker position.
Niagara Catholic opens doors to prospective families
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host an open house specifically catered to the junior high school, Thursday, Feb. 5. All prospective families are encouraged to attend for a tour of the school, the opportunity to meet teachers and speak with students, and to see a short preview of the upcoming musical "The Wizard of Oz."
Lewiston Lions to host Past District Gov. Tom Reinagel
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 10:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions Club presents Past District Gov. Tom Reinagel as its featured dinner meeting speaker Tuesday, Feb. 3, at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q, 432 Center St., Lewiston. The event runs from 6-7:30 p.m.
Niagara Falls International Airport has record year
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:30 pm
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced the Niagara Falls International Airport serviced a record number of passengers in 2014.
NU receives $1 million gift from Vincentians to support student scholarships
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara University announced today it received a $1 million gift from the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, which will be used to establish an endowed scholarship fund.
NBC Sports presents six hours of Super Bowl XLIX pregame coverage
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:20 pm
Bob Costas will open NBC Sports' six-hour Super Bowl XLIX pregame show with a live report from Arizona at noon ET Sunday on NBC.
Lewiston Arts Café poetry and music series returns
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:15 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts (www.artcouncil.org) and Just Buffalo Literary Center (www.justbuffalo.org) will present the second season of the Lewiston Arts Café.
RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles at UB
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:15 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27. Tickets ($57.50, $47.50, $37.50) are on sale now.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls stage Icebreaker debut at Buffalo RiverWorks
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:15 pm
On Fridays, Feb. 6 and 13, the Queen City Roller Girls, Western New York's premier women's flat track roller derby league, will make its debut within Buffalo city limits, as skaters stage their 2015 "icebreaker" games - previews of the upcoming home season at a new home venue, the Buffalo RiverWorks entertainment and event center located on the shore of the Buffalo River.
Oscar nominees Common and John Legend to perform together at the Academy Awards
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:15 pm
Musical artists Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song "Glory" at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air Sunday, Feb. 22, live on ABC.
'Let It Go' Oscar-winning team write original musical number for host Neil Patrick Harris
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:15 pm
Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris and show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the Oscar-winning songwriting team from "Frozen," Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, are in the midst of writing an original multimedia musical sequence, "Moving Pictures," which Harris will perform "Oscar Sunday," Feb. 22, on ABC.
Five interesting foods that should be on everyone's bucket list
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:10 pm
Whether you live for culinary adventure, or unfamiliar items on your plate make you nervous, trying new foods is a worthwhile endeavor. But even avid foodies don't have the time to try everything.
How to get the best travel deals in 2015
Tue, Jan 27th 2015 04:10 pm
Looking to get more out of your vacation dollar? Before booking, take a cue from the experts.
Donald Trump to announce winner of NBC's 'The Celebrity Apprentice' on live two-hour telecast
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 05:00 pm
Donald Trump, executive producer and star of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice," will announce the season 14 winner in a live television event from New York City Monday, Feb. 16 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
'The Voice' star Adam Levine to perform at 87th Oscars
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 05:00 pm
Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and actor Adam Levine will perform the Oscar-nominated song "Lost Stars" at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. Neil Patrick Harris will host the Oscars.
Ortt named chairman of committee on mental health
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 05:00 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has been named chairman of the standing committee on mental health and developmental disabilities.
Boomer Esiason and Katharine McPhee host 'Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2015'
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 04:55 pm
"Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2015" is an interactive countdown special where viewers will be able to vote live on www.cbs.com/superbowl/commercials for their favorite Super Bowl commercials.
New York's arts and cultural leaders cheer Cuomo's support for NYSCA
Mon, Jan 26th 2015 04:50 pm
Arts leaders from around the state cheered news Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's 2015 budget proposal included a $5 million increase for the New York State Council on the Arts and praised the effort of NYSCA Chairman Aby Rosen, who promoted it.
 

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