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Comedy Night to support Grand Island Alumni Association
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The Grand Island Alumni Association will join with Aceti's Wine & Spirit to present Comedy Night Saturday, Jan. 24.
Grand Island Board of Education: Administration considers veterans tax exemption
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The Grand Island Board of Education will investigate a tax exemption that would save money for Island veterans.
Grand Island Town Board to consider moratorium law regarding R-2 development
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
The Grand Island Town Board is expected to set a public hearing Tuesday to consider a local law to establish a 120-day moratorium on R-2 building and to create a committee to review R-2 zoning.
Above and Beyond: Grand Island Fire Co. installs 2015 officers
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick administered the oaths of office to newly elected Grand Island Fire Co. officers Saturday, Jan. 10, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island residence severely damaged by major fire
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:30 am
At 4:24 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 9, Grand Island firefighters responded to a report of heavy smoke coming from the Baseline Road residence of Brian Wylke, which had been discovered by an alert neighbor.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office police academy, DWI enforcement
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:10 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the free Sheriff's Community Police Academy will take place on Thursdays, from Feb. 26 to May 28, at the Niagara County Public Safety Building, 5574 Niagara St. Extension, Lockport.
Citizen Soldier from Niagara Falls extends service to state
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:10 am
Maj. Gen. Patrick A. Murphy, the adjutant general, announces the recent re-enlistment of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their continuing commitment to serve community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard.
Niagara Active Hose celebrates 75 years
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:10 am
Niagara Active Hose Fire Co. was commended for 75 years of service at Wednesday's Town of Niagara Town Board meeting.
Town of Niagara: Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare holds site-naming contest
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 10:10 am
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare recently ran an internal contest open to its employees only. Doctors and staff were encouraged to submit proposed names for its new medical site in the Town of Niagara, which will be home to the new offices of Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare.
Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring continuing education courses
Fri, Jan 23rd 2015 07:00 am
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2015 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
WNY Assembly members to jointly call on Silver to resign
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 05:45 pm
Elected officials will call on their colleagues in the Assembly Democrat conference to finally break ties and take a stance against Sheldon Silver by calling for his resignation and electing new Assembly leadership.
Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski to serve as event reporters during NBC's Super Bowl XLIX pre-game coverage
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 05:45 pm
NBC Sports' popular figure skating analysts Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski will join NBC's Super Bowl XLIX pre-game show to offer their unique take on the big game and the events surrounding it, NBC Sports announced today.
Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo join Nigel Lythgoe at 'So You Think You Can Dance' judges' table
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 05:45 pm
World-renowned choreographer, performer, singer and songwriter Paula Abdul and singer/songwriter/dancer Jason Derulo will join Nigel Lythgoe at the judges' table, alongside returning host Cat Deeley, for the 12th season of "So You Think You Can Dance."
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael's' top-rated 'After Oscar Show' returns
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 05:45 pm
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" will continue its awards season tradition with the fourth edition of "LIVE's After Oscar Show," airing live in national syndication at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23
Gavin DeGraw joins musical lineup for 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 05:00 pm
NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today the full lineup of performers and judges for The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant, airing Sunday (8 p.m. ET) on NBC.
'I Love New York' announces launch of mobile app, TV ad promoting New York tourism
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 04:25 pm
Empire State Development's Division of Tourism today announced the launch of a new, free "I Love New York" mobile app to promote New York tourism.
NCCC, Hotel Niagara enter 5-year agreement to provide housing for Culinary Institute students
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 02:05 pm
Representatives of Niagara County Community College and the owner of the historic Hotel Niagara have executed a five-year lease to allow students to occupy three floors of hotel rooms at Hotel Niagara starting in January 2016 for a period of five years.
Higgins advocates for increased infrastructure funding
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of increased funding for infrastructure. He said infrastructure investments within the U.S. are vital to continue to provide safe and efficient means for travel and commerce.
'Grimm' to support Portland's Ohsu Doernbecher Children's Hospital with 'Grimmster Endowment'
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
The cast and crew of NBC's hit TV drama "Grimm," which is set and filmed in Portland, Oregon, are supporting OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital with the establishment of the "Grimmster Endowment."
Certificate program in applied urban ministry offered at NU
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
A community outreach program leading to a certificate of applied urban ministry will again be offered this spring at Niagara University.
Ndaba Mandela visits NU to reflect on grandfather's legacy
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
A standing-room-only crowd welcomed the grandson of Nelson Mandela to Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum Tuesday.
Red Cross calls for blood donors as unique as the patients they help
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged to give blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply.
Ceretto comments on 2015 State of the State/executive budget proposal
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 01:55 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, observed Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2015 State of the State/executive budget proposal, which outlined the governor's agenda for this upcoming session.
Reactions to Sheldon Silver's arrest
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 12:55 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested Thursday morning on federal corruption charges.
NBC Sports Group presents 25 hours of coverage of world's largest collector car auction this weekend
Thu, Jan 22nd 2015 12:00 pm
NBC Sports Group's 2015 coverage of the Mecum Collector Car Auctions begins this weekend from the Kissimmee car auction, the largest collector car auction in the world, debuting today on NBCSN.
#WhatTheHelix
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 08:35 pm
The second season of "Helix" debuted Friday with two "what the hell?" moments the Syfy Channel imaginatively hashtagged #WhatTheHelix.
TV stars working in Toronto offer high praise for city, crews, attractions
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 04:05 pm
What do "Suits," "Beauty and the Beast," "Orphan Black" and "Defiance" have in common?
Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It announces region's first all-female 'hackathon'
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Chapter of Girl Develop It has announced the region's first all-female "hackathon," "GDI Hacks." The event, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 7 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.), will be one of the first events to take place in the newly constructed 43North incubator at 640 Ellicott St., Buffalo.
Buffalo City Mission achieves $2.3 million goal for 'One Mission, One Hope' fall fundraising campaign
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission announced today its "One Mission, One Hope" fall 2014 campaign reached its $2.3 million goal to help raise crucial funds necessary to sustain the agency's critical programs and services that help the region's homeless population.
Schneiderman: Settlement with fraudulent vacation package scammers who targeted consumers, posed as major U.S. airlines
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced his office reached a settlement with Vacation Tours USA Inc., a Florida-based firm, and its principals, Henry J. Armand and Tony J. Armand, over a false advertising scam targeting consumers across New York.
New Cornerstone Ice Arena site for Eastern Conference Showcase
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The National Junior Prospects Hockey League has announced the Eastern Conference Showcase will be held Friday, Jan. 23, and Saturday, Jan. 24, at Cornerstone Ice Arena in Lockport, and Dwyer Ice Arena on the Niagara University campus.
Niagara River Greenway Commission determines consistency
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:05 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission has announced the results of its 41st round of projects.
Spring planting is near: Join Arbor Day Foundation in February and receive 10 free blue spruce trees
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Joining the Arbor Day Foundation is a way to get in the mood for spring planting. Anyone from New York who joins the foundation in February will receive 10 free Colorado blue spruce trees to plant when the weather turns warm.
Niagara County urges brownfield program extension
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers unanimously called on state legislators to overcome Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's veto of legislation renewing the state's dozen-year-old brownfield cleanup program, which effectively canceled a set of tax credits that has spurred more than half a billion dollars in private investment in Niagara County.
Baymax, star of Disney's 'Big Hero 6,' named Most Huggable Character on National Hugging Day
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
After much deliberation and even more hugging, Baymax, the lovable personal companion robot and star of Walt Disney Animation Studio's action-packed comedy adventure "Big Hero 6," was today named Most Huggable Character of 2015 on National Hugging Day.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be on hand Saturday at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst (near Menne Nursery). Adoptable dogs including Simon and Jazzy will visit from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Meet the dogs and get information on them and all of HON's adoptable animals at the event.
Historic Riviera Theatre reaches $84,686 funding goal for digital film projection conversion project
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
North Tonawanda's Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced M&T Bank stepped in to close the funding gap for the industry-mandated digital film projection conversion that will allow the Riviera Theatre to continue to play movies.
Niagara County GOP endorses Jastrzemski for clerk
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara County clerk candidate Joe Jastrzemski won the backing of the Niagara County Republican Party's executive committee Monday, the same night the party's former vice chairman officially took the reins of the party.
NU Theatre presents modern reimagining of timeless love story 'Eurydice'
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 07:00 am
Niagara University Theatre will present "Eurydice" by Sarah Ruhl, directed by artist-in-residence (stage combat/recruiter) Adriano Gatto.
'Soup & Civil War Songs' features fife and drum corps re-enactment
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 07:00 am
How about Civil War living history over hot homemade soup on a cold February day? Join in on "Soup & Civil War Songs," Saturday, Feb. 21, as the Union Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps brings "Field Music of the Civil War" into the world of 2015.