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Sister Johnice Diaper Drive nets 3,000 donations
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 10:35 am
Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz is pictured with Rebecca Hartman and Maxwell Somogyi after they brought some of the 3,000 diapers that were donated during the Sister Johnice Diaper Drive on Dec. 12 and 13 at St. Stephen R.C. Church.
Rothfus, Higgins introduce legislation to protect charitable nonprofits and donors
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:45 am
Congressman Keith Rothfus, R-PA-12, and Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, introduced the Charitable Giving Privacy Protection Act (H.R. 4281), bipartisan legislation to protect charitable nonprofits and their donors from what they called the negative consequences of an ongoing rulemaking by the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service.
15 refugees graduate from Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:45 am
A third cohort of participants from Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program graduated from the Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute during a ceremony held Dec. 11 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Tuscarora Indian School principal named Educator of the Year
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:30 am
Tuscarora Indian School Principal Elizabeth Corieri has been named the Educator of the Year by Niagara University.
NCCC ranked No.1 for online degree program
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:30 am
Niagara County Community College was recently ranked No. 1 amongst competitors for its online associate's degree in information technology by onlinecolleges.net.
Animal Abuser Registry Law effective in Niagara County
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:25 am
In October 2015 the Niagara County Legislature passed a law, the Niagara County Animal Abuser Registry Law to provide a mechanism for businesses and private individuals to safely transfer an animal to a non-animal abuser.
Historic Riviera Theatre expansion project receives $1.2M state award
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announced Dec. 10 the Riviera Theatre's "Set the Stage" Expansion and Development Project has been awarded $1.2 million.
'Tis the season: Wheatfield celebrates Christmastime with tree lighting and party
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
Wheatfield residents celebrated the Christmas season during the annual tree lighting and Christmas party Saturday. The event was put on with the help of staff from the town's youth and recreation departments, as well as its Community Center. The night kicked off when Santa arrived near Town Hall on a fire truck.
DAVIDsTEA opens at Fashion Outlets
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is now home to the first DAVIDsTEA tea shop location in Niagara.
Erie County Department of Senior Services, Pride Center of WNY announce new partnership
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:00 am
Erie County's Department of Senior Services and The Pride Center of Western New York recently announced a new partnership that provides information and access to services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer senior citizens.
Town of Wheatfield residents take action on dehydration facility; National Fuel to hold first information forum in January
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 09:55 pm
National Fuel has confirmed a public information forum will be held at the Wheatfield Community Center from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, on its proposed dehydration facility set to be installed near Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.
'The Voice': Emily Ann Roberts ready to write, record; interview
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 05:50 pm
In any other season, Emily Ann Roberts would be "The Voice."
Higgins announces House approval of long-term tax break extension package
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced approval of the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act of 2015 in the House of Representatives. The legislation provides changes to existing tax policies and the extension of numerous tax credits.
Canisius, Dent Neurologic Institute partner to investigate neuromarketing
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:55 pm
The Canisius College Center for Professional Development and Dent Neurologic Institute have partnered to investigate consumer research using neuroimaging techniques, particularly electroencephalology (EEG)
KeyBank, First Niagara announce mortgage operations to remain in Buffalo
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:50 pm
KeyBank, a wholly owned subsidiary of KeyCorp, announced today it plans to keep mortgage operations in Buffalo, and that it will leverage and expand First Niagara Bank's mortgage capabilities upon completion of First Niagara's merger into Key.
DEC announces availability of draft environmental assessment for deer damage management in New York
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the availability of a draft environmental assessment titled "White-tailed Deer Damage Management in New York."
AlertID helps neighbors be eyes and ears for police
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:45 pm
In light of the San Bernardino tragedy and recent events around the globe, Americans are looking to feel safe and secure in their daily lives.
Vin Diesel signs first-look producing deal with Universal Television
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:45 pm
Vin Diesel's One Race Television is partnering with Universal Television on a multiyear, first-look production deal.
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals visit Sam Bradford, Philadelphia Eagles on 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 01:45 pm
NBC Sports' "Sunday Night Football" presents a matchup of NFC playoff contenders this week when QB Carson Palmer and the first-place Arizona Cardinals (11-2, NFC West) host QB Sam Bradford and the tied-for-first-place Philadelphia Eagles (6-7, NFC East) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia this Sunday, Dec. 20 (8:30 p.m. ET), on NBC.
Residents, officials raise awareness on glycol dehydrator
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 06:00 pm
There's growing concern in Wheatfield surrounding the effects of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's proposed glycol dehydration station off Liberty Drive.
Presentation by 'Selma' co-author, service projects, trip to Washington highlight NU's MLK celebration
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 05:30 pm
A presentation by Sheyann Webb, co-author of the memoir-turned-Disney movie "Selma, Lord, Selma," underscores a week's worth of activities coordinated by Niagara University's Office of Multicultural Affairs in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Turkey Trot raises funds for Niagara Hospice
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 04:55 pm
For the fifth year in a row, teachers, students and families from the Primary Education Center participated in The Lew-Port Turkey Trot. This year's event raised $927 for Niagara Hospice.
Puff Daddy and the Family, Timbaland, Yazz and Jussie Smollett to ring in the new year on 'Pitbull's New Year's Revolution'
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 04:55 pm
Featuring an epic performance by Puff Daddy and the Family, "Pitbull's New Year's Revolution" - airing live from Miami Thursday, Dec. 31 - will be co-hosted by Terry Crews and Wendy Williams.
Higgins: Federal budget package that includes solar tax credit and medical research funding increase will support thousands of jobs in WNY
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 04:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced details of a federal tax credit and funding package, set for consideration by the House of Representatives this week, which includes provisions to bolster Western New York's position as a leader in biomedical and solar industries.
Top 'Ninja Warriors' set for battle in NBC's annual special 'USA Vs. The World'
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 04:55 pm
NBC will present its third annual high-stakes international competition "American Ninja Warrior: USA Vs. the World" on Sunday, Jan. 31 (8-11 p.m. ET/PT). Three separate teams from America, Europe and Japan will compete in Las Vegas on the first three stages of Mt. Midoriyama, the famed four-stage finals course featured in "American Ninja Warrior."
Syfy's 21st annual 'The Twilight Zone Marathon' will air all 156 episodes chronologically and in HD
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 04:55 pm
Syfy will take viewers into a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity during its 21st annual New Year's Eve "The Twilight Zone" marathon, which will air all 156 episodes of Rod Serling's legendary TV series in chronological order and in HD for the first time ever on the channel.
'Healthy is Delicious' author Kathleen Downey returns to Lewiston
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 04:15 pm
Kathleen Downey, a former Niagara Falls resident and author of "Healthy is Delicious," will appear for a free book signing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Mangia Café, 621 Center St., Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston: Volunteers help with Peace Garden decorating
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 12:10 pm
Volunteers from the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, Lewiston Council on the Arts and Lewiston GardenFest helped decorate the Lewiston Bicentennial Peace Garden last week in preparation for the holiday season.
Chamber of Commerce announces 2015 tree and window display decorating contest winners
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 12:10 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual window display and Christmas tree decorating contest for local businesses.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's annual 'Heart to Heart' 'Taste of The Niagara Region' fundraiser features 40 restaurants
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 12:05 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's fourth annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
McNall, Bradt will helm Niagara County gov't
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 11:40 am
Wm. Keith McNall will be the first post-Bill Ross chairman of the Niagara County Legislature.
'The Voice': Jordan Smith named champion
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 09:50 am
Jordan Smith was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" Tuesday, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season nine.
Nursing students training for future of virtual health care
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:40 pm
The rise of virtual health-care technology could soon allow patients to receive checkups from the comfort of their living rooms, eliminating the need to travel to a hospital or doctor's office.
'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016' adds performers to Billboard Hollywood Party
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:40 pm
Alessia Cara, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, OMI, Pentatonix and Nathan Sykes are the final performers to join the biggest music celebration of the year on ABC's telecast of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016."
Phil Wickham's 'This Is Amazing Grace' receives RIAA Gold certification
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:30 pm
Phil Wickham's acclaimed single "This Is Amazing Grace" was honored with RIAA Gold certification for both sales and streams of the song off his 2013 project, "The Ascension."
Niagara University criminal justice professor wins Paper of the Year Award
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:30 pm
Dr. Timothy Lauger, an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at Niagara University, was named the recipient of the James L. Maddex Jr. Paper of the Year Award for 2014.
Salmon School gives in-depth training at Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:25 pm
The Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Association will host its ninth annual Salmon School Jan. 23, 2016, as part of the annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Tyler Perry to host and narrate 'The Passion'
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:10 pm
On Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 (8-10 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), FOX will present "The Passion," a two-hour musical event, airing live from New Orleans, that tells the 2,000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ's life on earth.
Schneiderman reaches settlement with 30 online retailers that used Amazon to sell realistic-looking toy guns
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced settlement agreements with 30 online retailers from across the country that sold illegal toy guns to consumers in New York. The toy guns in question violate a state law that prohibits the sale of imitation weapons, which are toy guns that look too much like real guns.
Black Willow Wines celebrates 5th anniversary with additional medals
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 03:10 pm
Black Willow Winery was recently honored with a number of medals from the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition, Grand Harvest Awards and the American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition, while gearing up to celebrate the winery's fifth anniversary.