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Duran Duran's 'Paper Gods' is band's highest-charting album on Billboard Top 200 in 22 years
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
"Paper Gods" - the new album from multiplatinum superstars Duran Duran - has bowed at No. 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart, with 25,000 units (24,000 in pure album sales). This is the British band's highest-charting album in 22 years - since its second self-titled album debuted at No. 7 in 1993.
WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T set to address community issues through technology
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong "hackathon" dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to faceoff to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13-hour period for the following local issues: housing/property blight, transportation and advocacy/public policy.
KeyBank donates books to Buffalo nonprofit The Teacher's Desk
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
The KeyBank Foundation announced it has donated 180 copies of the anti-bullying-themed children's book "Thank You Mr. Falker" to the nonprofit organization The Teacher's Desk in Buffalo. A copy of the book will be given to every WNY school served by The Teacher's Desk.
Higgins invites Response to Love Center's Sister Johnice and Niagara University President Maher to DC for events with Pope Francis
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins will be joined this week by Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., as he travels to Washington, D.C., for a visit by Pope Francis to the U.S.
Sabres announce preseason broadcast schedule
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the broadcast schedule for the team's 2015 preseason games. All seven preseason games will be broadcast live on WGR 550, and the Oct. 2 game against the Columbus Blue Jackets broadcast live on television on MSG.
Higgins: $6.6 million contract for Cleveland BioLabs
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced Buffalo biopharmaceutical company Cleveland BioLabs Inc. has been awarded a grant of up to $6.6 million from the Department of Defense. This award will fund a clinical study designed to support a biologics license application for entolimodas, a medical radiation countermeasure.
Plasterers recruit apprentices
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plasterers, Local Union No. 9, will conduct a recruitment from Oct. 7 through Sept. 7, 2016, for five plasterer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
Domestic violence workshop planned as part of tribute garden opening
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Lisa Regina, an actress, educator, filmmaker and founder of A Write To Heal Inc., will address domestic violence in dramatic monologues during a workshop Sept. 25 and also during the opening ceremony of the WNY Tribute Garden in Isle View Park on Sept. 26.
P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids opens
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Area women have a new resource for health management, education, referral and advocacy as Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center opens its new P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids.
Retail therapy for you and Rover: Chain stores you probably didn't know allowed pets
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:35 pm
For many pet lovers, bringing a furry friend along on a shopping trip would be the perfect way to spend a day. While many big-name chain stores do have a "service dogs only" policy, you may be surprised to know a number of them will, in fact, allow you to shop with your shih-Tzu or browse with your bulldog.
Pieces of the Past: Cambria Historical Museum
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 12:10 pm
For those focusing on local history in the Town of Cambria, there's an awful lot of ground (and years) to cover.
Q&A: For TobyMac, new album, tour 'Not a Test'
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 05:10 pm
It's not often you hear a Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping artist say, "I can't do this alone" But that's the message TobyMac is delivering on his latest album, "This Is Not a Test."
Pet blessing set for St. Martin's
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host its fourth annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, on Saturday, Oct. 3.
One Island, One Team to receive award
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
One Island, One Team Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has been chosen to receive the Community Partnership Award at the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse's annual meeting luncheon.
GOP, Dem party chiefs happy after Sept. 10 primary
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
Both the Republican and Democratic party heads were pleased with last Thursday's results in party primaries.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 21
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
The fourth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities will take place Saturday, Nov. 21.
Business grows in Youngstown
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
Anyone driving through Youngstown's Main Street business section recently has seen construction fences and vehicles on the river side of the street.
Plaza: Residential exits remain a concern as Paladino pitches 'beautiful' 'gateway' to Village of Lewiston
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
What poses a bigger threat to community safety: Cars and trucks exiting onto Center Street, or onto residential roads?
Flu, pneumonia shot clinic set
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
The Visiting Nurses Association will be at the North Tonawanda Senior Center, 110 Goundry St., from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 for a flu and pneumonia shot clinic.
Atlas Genius gladly brings imperfection to new album
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 pm
Atlas Genius was inspired by Tom Petty, The Police and Tears For Fears in making "Inanimate Objects."
Interview: Stripped-down, re-energized Chris Cornell performs Oct. 11 at UB
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:15 pm
For Chris Cornell, frontman of iconic bands Soundgarden and Audioslave - the man whom Rolling Stone once called "grunge king" - touring solo means satisfying both sides of his personality and musicality.
A dream come true: Partnership breaks ground on The Niagara community center
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:10 pm
When he was a child, Gary Hall spent a lot of time playing with his friends at parks, schools and other facilities in Niagara Falls, taking advantage of the Boys & Girls Club on 17th Street and other programs. But there wasn't a dedicated recreation site for them to attend.
Apple Harvest Festival in Newfane
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:10 pm
The Newfane Historical Society presents its Apple Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Country Village, 2685 West Creek Road.
College fair set at NCCC
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:00 pm
Niagara County Community College and the Niagara Orleans Counselors Association will host the 21st annual college fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at NCCC's Building G, second floor cafeteria. There will be more than 75 two- and four-year colleges and universities in attendance.
Basket auction
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:00 pm
The Summit View Residents Association will present its annual basket auction from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Community Room at Summit View Apartments, 7210 Williams Road.
Enjoy the Harvest: Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show celebrating 32 years
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 11:35 am
One of the River Region's favorite fall festivals of the year will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Buffalo Sabres: Injuries Sideline Ristolainen, McCormick
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 11:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen will miss the first 7-10 days of the team's training camp with an upper-body injury.
Grand Island Rotary Club: Philippone honored
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:55 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club received a visit from Rotary District Gov. Kevin Crosby at its weekly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Keep Grand Island Beating fundraiser set
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:50 am
One year after a Veronica Connor Middle School student was resuscitated on the track at Masters Field after collapsing during a gym class, a 1-mile run/walk, called Keep Grand Island Beating, will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 to raise funds to purchase CPR training equipment and a portable automated external defibrillator.
GIHS to hold open house Sept. 24
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:50 am
Grand Island High School will hold its annual open house from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Pieces of the Past: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:45 am
Over the course of its time in North Tonawanda, more than 3,000 carousels pranced out of the Allan Herschell Co. factory to homes around the world. However, not a single one stayed in the city that produced so many of the attractions -- until 1983, when the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum was born.
Another year of art on Oliver
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:40 am
When she opened Project 308 Art Gallery in North Tonawanda in 2012, Natalie Brown wanted to bring art to a neglected portion of the city where she'd grown up.
Local input sought on Common Core review
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
Five months after first calling for a more unified and pragmatic public education system, state Sen. Marc Panepinto stood with community education stakeholders Sept. 11 to discuss New York state's Common Core program.
Deb Billoni recognized
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
Deborah Billoni, chair of the Town of Grand Island Ethics Committee and treasurer of the Grand Island Republican Committee, received a 2015 Business First Woman of Influence Award as a Community Supporter on Sept. 17 during a luncheon in Depew. Billoni has been the director of finance and operations at the International Institute of Buffalo since 2009.
Bicycle racks installed in Falls area
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
On Sept. 8, the Niagara Falls Department of Public Works installed bicycle racks funded by the Creating Healthy Places program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County.
Todd Rundgren to perform at Riviera
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:15 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced "An Evening With Todd Rundgren" presented by 97 ROCK, at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Riviera, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Falcon Fall Fling planned for N-W alumni
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:10 am
All alumni of Niagara-Wheatfield High School are invited to attend the Falcon Fall Fling on Sept. 25 at the Niagara Active Hose fire department hall at 6010 Lockport Road in the Town of Niagara.
Edward Town Middle School will host open house
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:10 am
Edward Town Middle School, 2291 Saunders Settlement Road, will host its annual open house from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Sept. 24.
Residents sound off about Wheatfield development
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:05 am
Growth seems to be running rampant in the Town of Wheatfield, with developments popping up all over the place. And for many residents, enough is enough.
Scouting open house, sign-up event set
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:05 am
A Scouting open house and sign-up event will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Adams Fire Co., 7113 Nash Road, Wheatfield.