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National Grid Celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:15 pm
National Grid celebrates Lineman Appreciation Day this week by honoring the thousands of employees who work to keep the power on for 3.4 million customers.
NU hosting sport management symposium, networking events
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Niagara University's Sport Management Association will host two events next week featuring executives from high-profile collegiate and professional athletic organizations.
Collins and Courtney partner in effort to aid child and adolescent mental health needs
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Joe Courtney, CT-02, today issued the following statements after introducing the bipartisan Ensuring Children's Access to Specialty Care Act:
NYPA president elected chair of Electric Power Research Institute
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO of the New York Power Authority, has been elected chair of the Electric Power Research Institute, the nation's leading organization devoted to research and development in the electricity field.
NU professor honored by American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 04:55 pm
William D. Frye, Ph.D., associate professor of hospitality and tourism management at Niagara University, is the 2015 recipient of the Anthony Marshall Award, presented by the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
Joey Cook is eliminated on 'American Idol XIV'
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 04:55 pm
Wednesday night, Ryan Seacrest announced the top six finalists on "American Idol XIV": Quentin Alexander, Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones and Rayvon Owen.
UBcon: After 25 years, University at Buffalo's annual convention still running strong
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 04:00 pm
In 1990, University at Buffalo students hosted the very first UBcon, a gathering of tabletop gamers at the UB North Campus.
Senioritis: Fact or fiction?
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 10:35 am
With the semester coming to an end and graduation right around the corner, students of all types are either winding down or gearing up for the finish. Regardless, students are finding it harder and harder to be motivated to study and do work. The term "Senioritis" is often the first word to pop into students' and professors' minds to describe this feeling.
Niagara Falls seniors prepare to pass the torch
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 10:30 am
For most new high school athletes, the thought of even playing a high school sport can, at first, be very daunting.
Spring is here for Oakwood
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 07:00 am
The fourth annual "Bird Walk" at the historic Oakwood Cemetery, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, will be held at 8 a.m. on two consecutive Saturdays: May 2 and 9.
Erie County Fair concert tickets to go on sale
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:40 pm
The Erie County Fair announces tickets to Meghan Trainor, Little Big Town and Alabama will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, April 24.
Superproducers Dave Stewart, Mark Ronson, Ryan Tedder and Scott Hendricks to mentor artists on 'The Voice'
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:25 pm
Four of the music industry's top producers - Dave Stewart, Mark Ronson, Ryan Tedder and Scott Hendricks - are set to serve as advisers for the remaining artists on "The Voice," beginning Monday, April 20 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
BBC's iconic sci-fi drama 'Doctor Who' to premiere on Disney XD beginning May 9
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:25 pm
BBC's world-renowned science-fiction drama "Doctor Who" will premiere on Disney XD beginning Saturday, May 9 (9 p.m., ET/PT).
Award-winning Stewards of Children program comes to Niagara County
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:25 pm
One in 10 children will be sexually abused by age 18. Learn how to prevent child sexual abuse and create a safer community for children by registering and scheduling your organization for a Stewards of Children workshop.
Higgins recognizes Holocaust Remembrance Day
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke on the House Floor in recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day, known as Yom Hashoah in Hebrew, a time to remember the heroism of the nearly 6 million Jews whose lives were lost under the Nazi Germany regime.
Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail, TV director Alex Rudzinski to direct musical event "Grease: Live"
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:20 pm
"Grease: Live" is scheduled to air Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7 p.m.), on FOX, and stars actress/dancer/singer Julianne Hough as "Sandy" and actress/dancer/singer Vanessa Hudgens as "Rizzo."
UB summit will promote empowering and advancing women in STEM careers
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:20 pm
As part of its commitment to increase opportunities for female students and other women to build careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), the University at Buffalo will host its inaugural Women in STEM Summit.
Funded in 90 seconds: Nine student startups claim $5,000 in prizes during business pitch competition
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:20 pm
An app that allows voters to voice their opinions to politicians. A 3-D metal printer. And a chemotherapy treatment without the unpleasant side effects.
New Directions to host 'Casual Elegance' fundraiser at Buffalo's Foundry Hotel & Banquet
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:20 pm
New Directions Youth and Family Services has announced its sixth annual fundraiser, this year titled "Casual Elegance," will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Foundry Hotel & Banquet, 1738 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.
Buffalo Philharmonic presents 'Link Up' program to four area schools
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 04:00 pm
Students from four area schools have been working all year to participate in "Link Up."
Erie County employees accept 1 million pound challenge
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 11:00 am
In celebration of Earth Day 2015, Erie County is partnering with Advanced Technology Recycling to join in a nationwide effort to recycle as many as 1 million pounds of unwanted electronics from April 20-25.
Former NU President Levesque enjoying new role aimed at advancing scholarships, civic engagement
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 11:00 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., is noticeably relaxed on this sunny April day, 14 years of university presidency etched into his rearview mirror.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Menne Nursery 'Spring Celebration'
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 10:55 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday (10 a.m. until 2 p.m.) and Sunday (noon to 3 p.m.) at Menne Nursery Garden Artistry's "Spring Celebration Event."
Higgins, Niagara University encourage continued community engagement after volunteer fair
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:35 pm
Western New York residents turned out in droves for the first LiveNF Volunteer Fair held April 7 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. The event was organized through Niagara University's ReNU Niagara program and Congressman Brian Higgins.
Sens. Ortt, Young, Funke and Croci: $4.6 million in additional funding to help victims of rape and sexual violence
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:15 pm
In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, New York State Sens. Rob Ortt (North Tonawanda), Catharine Young (Olean), Rich Funke (Fairport) and Thomas Croci (Sayville) today announced they succeeded in securing an additional $4.6 million in funding in the 2015-16 state budget to help victims of rape and sexual violence.
On Equal Pay Day, Higgins calls for approval of Paycheck Fairness Act
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, recognized Equal Pay Day Tuesday by urging passage of legislation aimed to close the pay inequality gender gap.
Poloncarz reaffirms commitment to pay equity on National Equal Pay Day
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 04:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy Sawrie Becker, U.S. Department of Labor Womens' Bureau Regional Administrator Grace Protos, and representatives from the WNY Women's Foundation, American Association of University Women, the Junior League of Buffalo and the Women's Business Center at Canisius College to draw attention to the issue of income inequality between genders.
Polar Bear Kali expected to move to Saint Louis Zoo
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
Pending the final approval of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and under the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, the Buffalo Zoo anticipates moving the juvenile polar bear Kali to the Saint Louis Zoo for its new arctic exhibit, "Polar Bear Point."
Western New York AT&T employees recognized for outstanding commitment to service
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
AT&T is proud to recognize Benjamin Roberts, Lori Valenti, Daniel O'Brien and Michael Huber of Western New York, along with the 4,512 employees nationwide, who are being honored with the President's Volunteer Service Award for giving their time to better the communities around them.
Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag eye Main Street to take old diners to new heights in 'American Diner Revival'
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
Ty Pennington and Amanda Freitag are on a mission to help classic American diners across the country in "American Diner Revival," premiering Friday, May 22 (10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Senior drug issues subject of May 13 CASE conference
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly will hold its 26th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference, "Senior Drug Issues: A Broad Spectrum Perspective," from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 13.
Erie County highlights 101 ways county government serves residents
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:50 pm
April is National County Government Month, celebrated each year by the nation's counties and embraced as a way to increase public awareness and understanding on the many services and programs provided at the county level nationwide.
Work begins on Schoellkopf Park extension
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
Wayside Landscaping & Nursery has begun work on a project to extend historic Schoellkopf Park along the full length of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
'Runway' to dazzle with innovative student designs
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
See the cutting-edge designs of Buffalo State fashion students and alumni during "Runway," the college's annual fashion extravaganza, at 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the Campbell Student Union Social Hall.
'Frozen' to make its TV debut on Disney Channel, ABC, ABC Family in 2016
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
Disney's Academy Award-winning "Frozen," the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, will premiere across the networks of the Disney|ABC Television Group (Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ABC and ABC Family) beginning in February 2016.
NBC Sports Group, NHL celebrate 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs with 'Lord Stanley's Cup Diddly-Umptious Bracket Bar'
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
NBC Sports Group and the NHL have once again joined forces to celebrate the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs by providing fans with an edible chocolate bracket and a chance to spend time with the Stanley Cup.
Poloncarz signs proclamation honoring military veterans, Gold Star Mothers
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was recently joined by Bill Callahan, public affairs officer for the WNY Armed Forces Week committee, in order to affix his signature to a proclamation being prepared in advance of Armed Forces Week and honoring all U.S. veterans as well as the Gold Star Mothers whose sons and daughters gave their lives in defense of our freedoms.
NU professor tallies third award from American Journalism Historians Association
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:00 pm
Carrie Teresa, Ph.D., will soon complete her second semester as an assistant professor of communication studies at Niagara University. When she does, Teresa will have already won three prestigious awards from the American Journalism Historians Association, following Thursday's announcement she was selected for the 2015 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize.
Something good at Somewhere
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 11:00 am
At the corner of East Avenue and Blairville Road in Youngstown sits Somewhere bar and restaurant. It's the perfect place for an after-work beer, or swinging by for dinner with the family without having to worry about a hefty bill.
N-W faces another budget deficit
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 09:15 pm
Despite an increased state education budget, the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District will need to seek out additional money to fully fund its 2015-16 budget.