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Grand Island Fire Co.: Motor vehicle accidents continue to climb at record pace
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 07:00 am
Fire Chief Matt Osinski has voiced his concern over the fact that Grand Island firefighters and medics have had to contend with more than 30 motor vehicle accidents since June 29, one of which involved a fatality.
'The Maize' returns to Wheatfield
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:40 am
"The Maize" attraction at 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., in the Town of Wheatfield, has been around since 2001, with its last season ending in 2012 after the owner was in the process of selling the land.
Hall of Fame Islander
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:35 am
Former Grand Island resident Doug Smith will be inducted into the Western New York Baseball Hall of Fame at a ceremony Sept. 14.
Thank you for your help
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:35 am
For the 13th year, volunteers from the town's Golden Age Center visited Town Hall to sort and mail the school tax bills.
Lions raise $2K during White Cane Days
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:30 am
The Grand Island Lions Club reports $2,610 was collected at the recent White Cane Days drive Aug. 19 and 20. Lions staffed positions around town, including at First Niagara Bank and Tops Friendly Markets.
Information on accident sought
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:30 am
A boat accident occurred at the foot of Whitehaven in the West River on Saturday, Aug. 20, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Wheatfield attorney seeks town justice post
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:20 am
Attorney Joshua Ramos is running for Wheatfield Town Justice and has received the endorsement of the Democratic Party. He is seeking other party lines on the November ballot.
NT road repair rate setting record
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:20 am
The condition of roads in North Tonawanda has long been a topic of concern for city residents. Officials and workers are doing something about that - at record-levels - in 2016.
'Dancing with the Stars' returns with special 2-hour season premiere
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:20 am
"Dancing with the Stars" is back with its most unique cast yet, and ready to hit the ballroom floor. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, live, Monday, Sept. 12 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
The Washington Center Honors SUNY Buffalo State with prestigious Civic Engagement Award
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:15 am
Five colleges and universities from across the country were chosen this year to share in the 2016 Higher Education Civic Engagement Awards presented by The Washington Center. SUNY Buffalo State is among those honored.
Money magazine: Niagara University offers best return on investment in Buffalo-Niagara Region
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:15 am
Money magazine has ranked Niagara University as the best college or university in the Buffalo-Niagara region when it comes to delivering the most value for a student's educational dollar.
Great Lakes Medical Imaging joins department of radiology in Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:15 am
The University at Buffalo announced Friday that the 35 practicing radiologists employed by Great Lakes Medical Imaging (GLMI) are joining the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences as full-time faculty members in the department of radiology.
Ramblin' Lou honored at Erie County Fair
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:00 am
The late Ramblin' Lou Schriver was remembered at this year's Erie County Fair, a venue at which he performed for more than half a century.
Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial announce joint effort to promote economic growth, workforce development
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:55 pm
Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, two of the region's most service-oriented institutions, today announced they have engaged in a joint effort to promote economic growth, enhance workforce development and expand international tourism.
FOX dishes up two more helpings of 'Hell's Kitchen,' renewing hit series for seasons 17, 18
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:55 pm
FOX has ordered 17th and 18th seasons of the Gordon Ramsay culinary competition series "Hell's Kitchen."
Buffalo Sabres: 2016 training camp opens Sept. 22
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will open its main training camp on Thursday, Sept. 22, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals.
Gilbert assumes administrative roles with Sabres, HarborCenter
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:55 pm
Buffalo Sabres President Russ Brandon today officially announced Michael Gilbert has been promoted to the role of Buffalo Sabres vice president of administration and general manager of HarborCenter. Brandon also announced Chris Bandura will assume control of all media relations duties for the Sabres and Buffalo Bandits (NLL), and will be the primary media contact for the Sabres as director of media relations.
Jacob Whitesides releases debut album 'Why?'
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:50 pm
Jacob Whitesides today released his highly anticipated debut full-length album, "Why?", via his own Double U Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and is available now HERE.
My One Buffalo now available on Bills mobile app
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:50 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment today announced the new My One Buffalo features are now available on the Buffalo Bills mobile app. The newly designed Bills app now features an innovative feel for quicker access and easier navigation, along with direct access to My One Buffalo.
Interview: With renewed sense of confidence, KT Tunstall returns to musical roots
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:20 pm
"You know, you think when you have a really successful record, 'Wow, this is it. This is the pinnacle of success.' But, actually, it's now," KT Tunstall said. "It's now, where I'm in a place where I have a record deal where I can make good choices, and I call the shots, and I can decide who I work with, and how I'm going to work, and when I'm going to work."
Interview: 'These Are the Days' for Love & The Outcome
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 08:10 pm
Duo Love & The Outcome is back with a new album - and a new approach to Christian music.
Ortt delivers a total of $35,000 to help victims of domestic violence
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 06:25 pm
As part of this year's state budget, Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, secured a total of $35,000 to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Niagara County.
Collins announces application period for Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 04:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, announced the application period for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program for fiscal year 2016.
Stars of 'Days of our Lives' return to Universal CityWalk for 'Day of Days' fan event Nov. 12
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 04:00 pm
On the heels of its 13,000th episode celebration, the stars of NBC's longest-running daytime drama, "Days of our Lives," will be meeting fans at the "Day of Days" fan event on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood.
New musicians to join Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:55 pm
When the BPO's new season begins Sept. 17, there will be several new faces onstage. The BPO has recently hired a principal oboe, a second oboe and a section French horn. Each was chosen through an international audition process.
Spooky sweets, terrifying treats abound on the return of 'Halloween Baking Championship,' first-ever 'Kids Halloween Baking Championship'
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:55 pm
Zombies, mummies and monsters galore get in on the action on the return of the spookiest baking competition on Food Network, where seven terrifyingly talented bakers compete to create the most hauntingly delicious desserts on "Halloween Baking Championship."
Public forums set for citizens to take part in 2017 Erie County community development program
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced upcoming citizen forums to help determine the needs and priorities of low- and moderate-income residents residing within the Erie County Community Development ("CD") Block Grant Consortium.
Lewiston Jazz Festival names Soluri a Jazz Ambassador
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:35 pm
The 15th anniversary of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival was celebrated Aug. 26-27, presenting more than 30 jazz performances on five stages spanning the village's Center Street corridor.
Higgins asks Canada to increase border staffing to reduce delays
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, said he is encouraged that progress will be made to address staffing issues on the border between the U.S. and Canada following today's Northern Border Caucus meeting in Washington, D.C., with Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton.
It'll be a very 'Mary Berry Christmas' when 'The Great American Baking Show' returns for season 2
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Following a successful season one on the ABC Television Network, "The Great American Baking Show" (formerly "The Great Holiday Baking Show") is back.
Bingo moving to Niagara Catholic
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 10, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host an all-paper bingo to benefit students. Bingo will be held in the Niagara Catholic cafeteria at 520 66th St.
'LIVE with Kelly' announces 'LIVE with Kelly and You' co-host search
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:25 pm
On Wednesday's "LIVE with Kelly," host Kelly Ripa announced "LIVE with Kelly and You," a nationwide search that will give one lucky viewer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to sit beside Ripa as guest co-host on "LIVE" for a day.
Here is your Peach Festival guide
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 02:35 pm
Headed to the Niagara County Peach Festival this weekend? Here's everything you need to know before you go.
Moving Day shows how movement helps battle Parkinson's
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 12:00 pm
Coca Cola Field will come alive this weekend with the National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York's fifth annual Moving Day. More than 1,000 people are expected to fill the centerfield pavilion area on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Fundraiser to help children find their voice
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:55 pm
Two Islanders are organizing an upcoming fundraiser for programs and research into a rare speech disorder with the ultimate goal of helping children "find their voice."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Swagler, Tucker named 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce recently named Sarah Swagler and Jacob Tucker as 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors.
Kayaker surge creating issues on area waterways
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:40 pm
Summer is nearing its end and, with that, another boating season on the Western New York scene.
Buffalo Museum presents Buffalo's biggest bubble-bration: Bubblefest 2016
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:30 pm
The Buffalo Museum of Science proudly presents Bubblefest on Saturday, Sept. 17, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the venue, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.
Niagara University religious studies professor celebrates golden jubilee, publication of fifth book
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:15 pm
As Niagara University welcomes its students back to campus this week, one of the institution's foremost scholars is celebrating a pair of milestones.
'Star Wars,' 'Batman' fans flock to Fan Expo Canada to meet, listen to Mark Hamill
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:10 pm
Thousands of fans came out for a special and rare treat: Q&A sessions with Mark Hamill, the actor behind Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" series, and the voice of The Joker in "Batman: The Animated Series."