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Switchfoot's 'Live It Well' garners No. 1 spot on hot AC radio chart
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
Grammy-winning Switchfoot's "Live It Well" has topped the hot AC chart at Christian radio. The hit comes from the Grammy winners' 10th studio album, "Where The Light Shines Through" (Vanguard Records, Capitol Christian Music Group), which debuted at No. 1 on the Christian albums chart, No. 3 on the rock, alternative and overall digital albums charts, and No. 10 on the Billboard 200.
On 71st anniversary of end of World War II, Higgins honors vet Leo Andrew Wabick with long-overdue medals
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
On Friday, Sept. 2, as the nation marked the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II, Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Navy veteran Leo Andrew Wabick with medals earned while serving during World War II.
Lewiston-Porter Class of 1966 prepares for 50th anniversary reunion
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 06:55 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1966 will hold its 50th anniversary reunion on Sept. 16-17.
NT Fall Fest vendor and crafter applications now available
Sat, Sep 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation & Parks, in conjunction with Christian Academy of Western New York, is seeking crafters and vendors for the fifth annual North Tonawanda Fall Festival to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 789 Gilmore Ave.
Buffalo Zoo offers deep discount coupon for Labor Day
Sat, Sep 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate Labor Day with $2 admission offer with coupon.
High tea event slated to thank generous entrepreneur
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Holly Rankie, owner of Hip Gypsy on North Tonawanda's Webster Street, is getting ready to throw her friend and fellow-business owner Michele Krienbuhl a tea party to say "thank you" for her contributions to helping those affected by cancer.
Pay it forward to veterans: Submasters, customers donate meals to military members
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Thomas Daniels, owner of Submasters at 105 Main St., North Tonawanda, is encouraging his customers to treat veterans to lunch through his annual "Pay It Forward to Veterans" program.
Gliding Stars of Western New York announces 2016-17 season
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Gliding Stars founder and president, Elizabeth O'Donnell, has announced opening dates for the 2016-2017 season.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Driver dies in head-on crash
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 07:20 pm
At 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a two-car motor vehicle accident on Stony Point Road, between Bedell Road and Regency Drive.
Can You Help: Colleen Mary Johnson
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The family of Colleen Mary Johnson of Youngstown, who is undergoing cancer treatments, has established a GoFundMe link to assist her with mounting medical expenses.
Buffalo Sabres ink Zemgus Girgensons to 1-year contract
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a one-year contract.
Water well system professionals promote Protect Your Groundwater Day
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:50 pm
Private household water well owners can do much to protect their drinking water from contamination, and there's no better time to begin than on national Protect Your Groundwater Day, Sept. 6, said the Empire State Water Well Drillers Association, along with the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).
Matt Lauer to moderate NBC NEWS & MSNBC 'Commander-In-Chief Forum' with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:50 pm
"Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer will moderate the NBC News and MSNBC "Commander-in-Chief Forum" on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The one-hour event will simulcast live at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC broadcast network and MSNBC, and stream live on
NBC Sports Group, U.S. Olympic Committee present coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
NBC Sports Group begins its coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - more than 70 hours in total across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app - with the opening ceremony at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, Sept. 7, on NBCSN.
Erie County encourages residents to be ready for emergencies in recognition of September as 'National Preparedness Month'
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today announced a month-long initiative that will encourage residents and business owners to help recognize September as National Preparedness Month by sharing information on a daily basis about the importance of being prepared for any type of emergency using the county's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
State Department of Transportation issues ADA transition plan
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll announced the draft update to the department's Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan is available for review and comment.
Ceretto announces Assembly resolution 1577 to bring awareness to diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto has announced resolution 1577 in the New York State Assembly, which brings awareness to diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma.
Grammy-nominated Britt Nicole announces release date for 4th studio album
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:50 pm
On the heels of her Grammy-nominated third album, and Top 40 success, Britt Nicole announced today that her fourth studio album, "Britt Nicole," will be released in all stores Friday, Oct. 7.
'September of Surprises' as 'The Chew' kicks off season 6
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:45 pm
The co-hosts - Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz and Carla Hall - reveal how they spent their summers and welcome celebrities, including country superstars Florida Georgia Line, Justin Bartha, Regina Hall and Freddie Prinze Jr.
State Transportation Department announces GEICO sponsorship of 'Text Stops'
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll announced GEICO is sponsoring "Text Stops" along state highways operated by the department, helping to discourage texting while driving and providing nearly $1.3 million in revenue to New York over the next five years.
Niagara County welcomes newest Hampton Inn by Hilton to Lockport
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
Hilton Worldwide's Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn by Hilton Lockport-Buffalo.
Jackie Chan, Anne V. Coates, Lynn Stalmaster, Frederick Wiseman to receive Academy's 2016 Governors Awards
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night to present Honorary Awards to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.
Buffalo State receives Insight into Diversity Award for 4th year
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
Buffalo State College has received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
Music in action
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
U.S. Pacific Fleet Band Musician 1st Class Brian Tuczynski, from Buffalo, plays trumpet during a Pacific Partnership 2016 reception aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).
68th Emmy Awards announces presenters
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 09:30 am
The first group of this year's Emmy Awards presenters, representing the entertainment industry's biggest stars from various television program genres, has been confirmed to appear at the 68th Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Sunday, Sept. 18, on the ABC Television Network. These presenters include:
OctoberFest burger and beer pairing returns to Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 09:20 am
It's time to raise a stein in honor of Munich's biggest tradition: Oktoberfest. Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, is celebrating authentic, German-inspired flavors with the return of its burger and beer duet, ideal for any fall flavor or Oktoberfest-themed roundups.
Fridays heat up when 18 new chefs enter 'Hell's Kitchen'
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 07:20 pm
Meet the new batch of 18 ambitious chefs willing to face host, executive producer and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay on the season 16 premiere of "Hell's Kitchen," airing Friday, Sept. 23 (8-9:01 PM ET/PT), on FOX.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Artpark says 'Bye-Bye' to 'Tuesday in the Park' season with Canadian music icons
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 05:10 pm
There were no war machines or ghetto scenes, but colored lights sure did hypnotize and sparkle in the audience's eyes as Burton Cummings, April Wine and Buffy Saint-Marie closed out the "Tuesday in the Park" season at Artpark.
'Cultural Connections' events at Canalside to showcase local arts in unexpected ways
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 04:45 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced a collaboration with Spectra Venue Management for a two "Cultural Connections" events taking place Fridays, Sept. 2 and 9, at Canalside.
Ortt delivers a total of $62,500 to Niagara County libraries
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 04:00 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $62,500 Wednesday to public libraries throughout the western portion of Niagara County.
ABC signs expansive new agreement to broadcast the Oscars
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:45 pm
ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that they have expanded their agreement for eight more years, in which the network will remain home to the Oscars, Hollywood's biggest entertainment ceremony of the year, through 2028.
Ad Club of Buffalo Becomes AAF Buffalo
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:45 pm
The Advertising Club of Buffalo, the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, has changed its name to AAF Buffalo. With the change, the club is joining other chapters of the AAF to better align itself with the parent association.
Office of Mental Health announces loan repayment program to attract psychiatrists to New York psychiatric centers
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:40 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health today announced applications are being accepted for the Doctors Across New York (DANY) Psychiatrist Loan Repayment Program. This incentive offers up to $150,000 in tax-free reimbursement for psychiatrists with active student loan debt who agree to serve at a New York State Office of Mental Health psychiatric center for at least five years.
Historic Riviera Theatre hosts Gene Wilder Tribute
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:40 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre is saddened to hear of the passing of movie icon Gene Wilder. To pay tribute to Wilder, the Historic Riviera Theatre will feature "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" (1971) at 5 p.m. and "Blazing Saddles" (1974) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, on the venue's silver screen.
Niagara Falls: Precious Plate Co. family picnic raises $3,500 for WNY Heroes
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 12:40 pm
Aug. 27 not only had beautiful weather - 88 degrees to be exact - but it was a fun-filled, successful day, too, as the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Chessy Prout & PAVE launch '#IHaveTheRightTo' survivor campaign
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 02:25 pm
Tuesday morning, nearly two years after being assaulted, 17-year-old Chessy Prout came forward to share her survival story with millions in an emotional exclusive "Today Show" interview with Savannah Guthrie.
Kenny G completes #22PushUpChallenge to help bring attention to issue of veteran suicide
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 02:25 pm
Kenny G has joined the growing list of celebrities, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Chris Evans, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt and Kevin Bacon, who have completed the #22PushUpChallenge to help bring awareness to the issue of veteran suicide.
Old Fort Niagara: Interpretive ideas exchange with visit from Fort Michilimackinac staff
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 02:20 pm
Old Fort Niagara will welcome interpretive staff members from Colonial Fort Michilimackinac, who will arrive this afternoon to observe and join OFN staff in presenting daily programming later today through Thursday morning.
Mike Tirico & Dhani Jones join 2016 Notre Dame Football on NBC broadcast team
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 02:20 pm
Mike Tirico and veteran NFL linebacker Dhani Jones will join Notre Dame Football on NBC play-by-play announcer Dan Hicks, analyst Doug Flutie, sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen, and pre-game and halftime show host Liam McHugh for NBC's coverage of the 2016 Notre Dame Football season.
Buffalo State earns top 30 national ranking from Washington Monthly Magazine
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 11:35 am
SUNY Buffalo State ranks 26th nationally in Washington Monthly magazine's 2016 master's universities rankings released Monday.