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Interview: Emma Slater offers inside look at 'Dancing with the Stars' show, live tour & engagement
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 05:45 pm
"Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance" promises to "showcase every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC's hit show ... including group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour."
Informational meeting for restaurant & bar owners with Designated Drivers of Buffalo
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 09:45 am
With the holiday season underway and many parties and events taking place, a number of bar and restaurant owners are seeking ways for patrons to have an enjoyable time at their establishments, but be safe, as well.
Star-studded 'Smoky Mountains Rise' telethon raises nearly $9 million (So far!)
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 09:45 am
Millions watched "Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund" telethon on Tuesday, and millions were raised.
IOC, USOC & NBCUniversal announce Olympic Channel partnership in US
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 09:45 am
In a groundbreaking collaboration to connect fans to the Olympic movement all year-round, the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee and NBCUniversal have created a comprehensive Olympic Channel content and distribution partnership in the U.S., all parties announced on Thursday.
Cuomo: General Motors to invest $334 million in Western New York & Rochester
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 10:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced General Motors, a global automotive company, would invest $334 million in new machinery and equipment at its Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester plants to produce future engine and component products. The project will support 67 new jobs in Tonawanda and retain 1,194 positions at the three plants.
Rotary scholarship available
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 06:30 pm
The Rotary Club is seeking applicants for a $5,000 scholarship for students residing in Rotary District 7090, in which Grand Island's Rotary Club is a member.
Concert special 'Michael Bublé Sings and Swings' airs Tuesday, Dec. 20 on NBC
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 06:00 pm
Michael Bublé, the multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer, returns to NBC with "Michael Bublé Sings and Swings," airing Tuesday, Dec. 20 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
Regal Cinemas offers special swag for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 04:00 pm
With the biggest release of the year just a few days away, Regal Cinemas across the country are gearing up to reward Crown Club members viewing "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
Old Fort Niagara & Niagara University partner to make historic clothing
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 03:05 pm
The Old Fort Niagara Association and Niagara University have partnered on a creative project to produce 18th century men's waistcoats, which theater department students are sewing and donating to the fort's fife and drum corps.
Uber & home arenas of Bills, Sabres announce partnership - if Albany allows ridesharing upstate
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
Uber and the home arenas of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced that, if the State Legislature were to allow ridesharing to operate across New York state, the organizations would immediately begin negotiating a partnership that would encompass making rides to and from Buffalo sporting events (including the upcoming NCAA Tournament) and concerts even more efficient and seamless.
Better access to physicians at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has expanded clinical space at the Amherst Health Center located at 4949 Harlem Road, enhancing access to orthopaedic care for residents of the northtowns.
Aquarium of Niagara offers classes and camps over winter break
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
Don't let the kids be bored this winter break. There is plenty to do at the Aquarium of Niagara - and all inside.
Empower offers quiet, one-on-one time with Santa to families of children with disabilities
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
On Sunday, Dec. 18, Empower will hold "Sensitive Santa," a free, sensory-friendly opportunity for children with disabilities to visit Santa.
'The Voice': Sundance Head named champion
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:10 pm
Sundance Head was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" on Tuesday, earning the grand-prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season 11.
Dr. Neil Dashkoff to lead new cardiac catheterization lab
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:10 pm
Neil Dashkoff, M.D., a prominent Western New York cardiologist and the former director of the cardiac catheterization (cardiac cath) laboratory at Erie County Medical Center, will become medical director of the new cardiac cath lab at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
More than 50,000 to unite under one roof at Passion 2017
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:10 pm
More than 50,000 young adults from across the globe will gather to worship and hear from renowned speakers Monday, Jan. 2, through Wednesday, Jan. 4, for Passion 2017, returning to Atlanta's Georgia Dome for the first time since 2013.
River Region: 2016 storefront display contest winners announced
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 12:25 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual storefront display contest. Participants had the opportunity to bring their holiday magic to light with their own festive creations in the storefront windows of their businesses.
Home or away for holidays, pet parents are including whole family
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 07:00 am
With the holiday season in full swing, it's time to finish up shopping, planning, and get ready for all that much-needed family time and love. Some of the most deserving of this family time are none other than the family pets, of course!
Marvel Television & ABC Studios launch 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot'
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:05 pm
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot" is now live on ABC.com, ABC app, Marvel.com and ABC and Marvel's YouTube channels.
Niagara County adopts $339m spending plan
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $339 million budget plan on Tuesday night that reduces spending while providing a 1.6 percent tax rate cut to county property owners, bringing tax rates to their lowest level of the 21st century.
Interest building for Central Terminal site
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 10:55 pm
Organizers of AllAboardCT.com, together with the Central Terminal Restoration Corp., hosted a holiday gathering attended by hundreds Saturday evening at the shuttered former train station on Buffalo's east side.
The Five Irish Tenors at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:35 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents The Five Irish Tenors at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Tickets are on sale now.
Skillet announce second US leg of 'The Unleashed Tour'; Niagara Falls stop
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:30 pm
2016 is proving to be a milestone year for Skillet, and 2017 is shaping up to continue the trend. Coming off the band's most successful European headline run to date, which included numerous sold-out performances, Skillet will embark on the second U.S. leg of "The Unleashed Tour."
Buffalo Sabres: Zach Bogosian to unveil special juice for charity
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:10 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian will be behind the counter "making and creating" a custom "BOGO Bunch Juice" to promote energy and wellness at The Healthy Scratch at HarborCenter from 4:30-6 p.m. on Thursday.
Yahoo! Music exclusively premieres Grammy-winner TobyMac's 'Bring On The Holidays' music video
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:10 pm
Yahoo! Music exclusively premiered the official music video for TobyMac's festive single "Bring On the Holidays," the first Christmas offering from the Grammy winner in five years.
Russell Wilson & Seattle Seahawks host Jared Goff & Los Angeles Rams on NBC's 'Thursday Night Football'
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:05 pm
The only network with two primetime NFL packages, NBC continues its coverage of "Thursday Night Football" this week, when Russell Wilson and the NFC West-leading Seattle Seahawks (8-4-1) host Jared Goff and the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington.
UB: How organizations can boost charitable giving
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:05 pm
Charities and nonprofits can increase engagement and revenue by setting suggested donation levels that are appropriate for their donor lists, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
NBC honors legendary Tony Bennett with 'Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come'
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:05 pm
NBC will commemorate the 90th birthday of one of America's most treasured musical icons, Tony Bennett, with the two-hour special "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come," on Tuesday, Dec. 20 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Mystery dinner set at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:05 pm
On Jan. 20, 2017, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host a "Western Murder Mystery Dinner."
Poloncarz, Erie County Poverty Committee announce upcoming initiatives
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined on Tuesday by Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger and Chair of the Erie County Poverty Committee the Rev. Kinzer Pointer to outline two initiatives to be funded by the 2017 Erie County budget and designed to reduce poverty in the community with targeted investments in youth.
Old Falls Street hosts 'Family Fun New Year's Eve Celebration'
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:35 am
Old Falls Street, USA, is inviting families to ring in the new year with a host of family-friendly activities inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.) from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31.
McGuire Group, VestraCare partnership brings joint vision, technology to WNY
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:35 am
The McGuire Group, operator of seven health care facilities in New York and Michigan, and VestraCare, operator of three health care facilities in New York, on Monday announced a joint venture partnership.
NY's Responsible Play Partnership reminder: Some holiday gifts are not meant for kids
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:35 am
New York's Responsible Play Partnership is asking holiday gift givers not to gift lottery scratch-off tickets to minors this holiday season.
Barker Lions induct one, and recognize other long-time members
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:30 am
The Barker Lions Club recently held its annual holiday party in place of a regular meeting. At that time, 30 members and partners in service gathered to celebrate the holiday together.
FOX Networks Group to launch '24: Legacy' in more than 160 countries across FOX channels
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:30 am
Fox Networks Group will air "24: Legacy," the next chapter in the Emmy Award-winning action series from 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television, in more than 160 countries, after the show's U.S. premiere Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, on FOX.
Enter the world of Westeros with the 'Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience'
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:25 am
Enter the world of Westeros with the "Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience," an immersive music and visual experience that will bring the Seven Kingdoms to life on a scale never seen before.
Hospice PharmD elected to board of Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 02:05 pm
Niagara Hospice Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services Robert G. Wahler, PharmD, CPE, has been voted in by the Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists general membership as a board of trustee member representing the specialty practice of hospice.
Musician Medics meet, dine at Hard Rock
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 02:00 pm
On Sunday evening, participants of Musician Medics met for dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA. They were welcomed by the program's sponsor, the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, and ate inside a room dedicated to Western New York's rock 'n' roll royalty.
Stevie Wonder & Ariana Grande added as performers on season finale of 'The Voice'
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:40 pm
Stevie Wonder & Ariana Grande will sing "Faith," from the soundtrack to Illumination Entertainment & Universal Pictures' upcoming event film "Sing."
'Amahl and the Night Visitors' to be staged in Youngstown
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:35 pm
"Amahl and the Night Visitors" will be staged at First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. The performance, running under an hour in length, is free to attend.