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Ortt delivers $85,000 to Niagara County libraries
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $85,000 Thursday to public libraries throughout Niagara County.
Judith Hill's debut album, 'Back In Time,' set for release Oct. 23 on NPG Records
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
"Back In Time," the debut album from acclaimed singer/songwriter Judith Hill, will be released through NPG Records on Oct. 23. The wide release follows the album's unprecedented introduction in March, when Live Nation made it available to newsletter subscribers for free for a brief 48 hours.
'America's Got Talent': Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin wins
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
The votes are in and America has chosen Paul Zerdin as winner of the 10th anniversary season of "America's Got Talent."
Claudia Sandoval crowned 'MasterChef' winner
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
Season six of "MasterChef" came to an unforgettable conclusion Wednesday as host, executive producer and judge Gordon Ramsay, along with fellow judges Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi, named Claudia Sandoval the winner of FOX's hit home cooking competition series.
Erie County earns credit rating upgrade
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
Wall Street rating agency Fitch Ratings has upgraded Erie County's credit rating from "A" to "A+" and commented favorably on the county's fiscal management. Fitch's announcement follows a three-step rating upgrade by Standard & Poor's in September 2014.
State Parks: $500,000 available to help grassroots groups improve state parks, trails and historic sites
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 pm
The state's Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced $500,000 in grants are now available to help organizations to improve state parks, trails and historic sites. The grants are available to Friends Groups of State Parks. The program will be administered by State Parks and Parks & Trails New York.
Crescendo Campaign announced at BPO opening night
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 pm
At the BPO's Opening Night Gala concert, Louis P. Ciminelli, board of trustees chairman, announced the Crescendo Campaign. It's a comprehensive fundraising initiative designed to provide financial stability for the BPO for years to come.
NTCC names Michelle Blackley to global media relations role
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:40 pm
Michelle Blackley has been appointed to a newly created position of global media relations for Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp., the tourism and promotion agency for Niagara County. Blackley will be responsible for managing domestic and international travel media coverage for Niagara USA.
Buffalo Sabres: 2015 training camp opens
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the team will open its training camp on Thursday, Sept. 17, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals. Beginning Friday, Sept. 18, the team's practice sessions at First Niagara Center will be open to the public, with practices being broken down into multiple sessions throughout each day.
Fall into 'Chopped-tober' with new tournament 'Chopped: Impossible,' and new series 'Chopped Junior'
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:30 pm
Former "Chopped" champions are pushed to their limits when they return to compete in an epic four-part tournament in "Chopped: Impossible," premiering Thursday, Oct. 22 (8 p.m. ET/PT). Through three preliminary battles, "Restaurant: Impossible's" Robert Irvine will command a seat on the judging panel, as 12 returning champs face some of the most mind-blowing baskets in "Chopped" history.
2015 Niagara County Peach Festival pre-sale ride tickets can be used in 2016
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:20 pm
Due to the two days of inclement weather preventing thousands from enjoying the 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival at Academy Park last weekend, Amusements of America Ride Co. has agreed to allow discount pre-sale tickets purchased for the 2015 festival to be used at the 2016 Peach Festival.
Buffalo State receives Insight into Diversity Award
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:20 pm
For the third straight year, Buffalo State College has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
Children's mental health outreach program to host free health fair in Niagara Falls
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:20 pm
The Children's Mental Health Outreach Program at New Directions Youth & Family Services will host a free health fair from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. A variety of educators and vendors will be present, and a complementary dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
The Niagara Frontier Region of New York State Parks has announced the annual permit lottery for the 2015 pheasant-hunting season will take place Monday, Oct. 5. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Give for Greatness 2015 grant applications now being accepted
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced grant applications are now being accepted for its Give for Greatness program.
Wesleyan professor to speak about religious intolerance during Sept. 30 address at NU
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:05 pm
Dr. Peter Gottschalk, a professor of religion at Wesleyan University, will deliver an address Sept. 30 at Niagara University as part of the Henry and Grace McNulty Lecture Series on Religion in the Modern World.
With $169 million in improvements along Buffalo River underway, Higgins outlines next steps for Buffalo's waterfront
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 10:15 am
In a detailed report highlighting investments leading to the quiet renaissance along the Buffalo River, Congressman Brian Higgins outlined his vision for next steps of action to maintain waterfront momentum and capitalize economically on significant federal resources supporting the environmental revitalization of the Buffalo River.
Robert Moses Parkway: Officials unveil 'build alternative'; view images
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 am
Paul Tronolone, senior project manager for the USA Niagara Development Corp., and Thomas Donohue of Parsons presented the "build alternative" plan for the Robert Moses Parkway North at a public information session Tuesday.
Every tattoo tells a story: NBC's 'Blindspot' wants to hear yours in honor of #NationalTattooStoryDay
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:30 am
Inspired by NBC's upcoming drama series "Blindspot" and the intricate body of tattoos on the mysterious Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander, "Thor: The Dark World," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."), #NationalTattooStoryDay invites everyone to share the story behind one or more of their tattoos today and tie into "Blindspot" by including #Blindspot.
Isaac Caldiero makes history as first to win NBC's 'American Ninja Warrior'
Tue, Sep 15th 2015 09:00 am
Isaac Caldiero made history Monday night as the first ever contestant to win NBC's "American Ninja Warrior" over the show's seven seasons. More than 3,500 athletes have competed since the series began in 2009.
Stage dancer Gaby Diaz named 'America's Favorite Dancer' on the season 12 finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Tue, Sep 15th 2015 09:00 am
Monday night, "So You Think You Can Dance" came to a thrilling conclusion when stage dancer Gaby Diaz was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX.
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor is 'In The Zone' with Robert Woods live tonight on WBBZ
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:25 pm
Chris Musial, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, "Your Hometown MeTV Station," has announced "In The Zone" with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Robert Woods will debut on the station live tonight at 7 p.m. WGRF-FM 97 Rock personality Dave Jickster will co-host with Woods, welcoming guests to the "Player Zone."
Protecting waterways from microbeads a part of summit's healthy living focus
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:05 pm
Safeguarding the Great Lakes from the dangers of microbeads, which were recently banned in products sold in Erie County, and other efforts to protect water quality in the Buffalo Niagara region will be explored at the 11th annual Western New York Environmental Summit that will take place Sept. 26 at Daemen College.
Lewiston man pleads guilty to tax charge
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:05 pm
U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Friday that Jon DiBernardo, 51, of Lewiston, pleaded guilty to tax evasion before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a fine of $100,000 or both.
'America's Got Talent' 10th anniversary season concludes with two nights of one-of-a-kind performances
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 05:05 pm
"America's Got Talent" concludes its top-rated 10th anniversary season with two nights of star-studded special guests.
Jacobs family makes historic $30 million gift to University at Buffalo medical school
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 04:55 pm
Jeremy M. Jacobs, his wife, Margaret, and their family have given $30 million to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, a historic gift as the school undergoes an ambitious period of expansion that will enable it to pursue innovative medical education, research and patient care.
Arnold Schwarzenegger takes to the boardroom and is named 'CEO' of NBC's 'The Celebrity Apprentice'
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 12:05 pm
Twice-elected California governor and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger has been named new host of NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice," which will return to the network for the 2016-17 season.
Niagara University set to celebrate Vincentian Heritage Week
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 12:05 pm
Vincentian Heritage Week, an annual celebration of Niagara University's rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, will take place Sept. 21-27. Its theme this year is "Living Vincentian Locally & Globally."
Host, co-creator of 'Serial' podcast Sarah Koenig to speak at UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 11:35 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo presents "Sarah Koenig - Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage with the Host & Co-Creator of 'Serial' " at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, 2016. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18.
Erie County, partners to hold orientation for seniors interested in volunteering in local classrooms
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 11:35 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services and community partners including the Buffalo Public Schools are currently seeking individuals interested in volunteering at local schools to provide one-on-one tutoring to children in the classroom.
Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, crowned Miss America 2016
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 09:00 am
Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, was crowned Miss America 2016 Sunday night at the birthplace of the legendary competition - Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall - for its 95th anniversary broadcast, live, on the ABC Television Network.
Video, photos: Lindsey Clark named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 13th 2015 10:45 pm
History was made Sunday night, at the end of the 58th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, as Lindsey Clark was named Peach Queen. She will receive a $4,000 college scholarship, courtesy of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club.
Rochester Amerks sign Patrick Kaleta to AHL contract
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 04:20 pm
The Rochester Americans announced today the team signed forward Patrick Kaleta to a one-year American Hockey League contract. Kaleta will attend Buffalo Sabres training camp on a professional tryout (PTO).
Lewiston Country Fair charms anew
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 07:20 am
It's right there tickling at the edge of your mind. You know you've seen this object before, part of a Lewiston building or landmark. But where?
Can You Help? Craig Burns fundraiser
Sat, Sep 12th 2015 07:00 am
Friends and family of Craig Burns announced a benefit will be held in his honor from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Shawnee firehall, 3747 Lockport Road in Sanborn.
Arctic Edge exhibit opens at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:40 pm
There's a lot to see in the Buffalo Zoo's new Arctic Edge exhibit ... but its star is one particular 450-pound diva: Luna.
Peach Queens are Pizza Queens
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:40 pm
Earlier this week, the Peach Queen contestants paid a visit to Favorites Pizza, where Chuck and his staff treated each to a free "I Love Favorites" T-shirt and gift cards for pizza.
Village of Lewiston, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours owner eye floating breakwall to counter wakes
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Though Village of Lewiston residents have noticed less wake turbulence on Water Street, there is still room for improvement.
Village of Lewiston: Paladino plan update, public hearing Monday
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
In drawings submitted Thursday to the Village of Lewiston, portions of Ellicott Development's proposed plaza have changed significantly. The northern building, No. 3, is now a two-story unit. The third floor is gone and, instead of 26 apartment units spread over two floors, the sketch calls for 13 two-bedroom dwellings on the second floor.
No surprises in Lewiston primary
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Unofficial primary election results from Lewiston: