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Niagara County Office for the Aging to host health fair
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The third annual "Niagara County Healthy Connections" senior and caregiver information and resource fair will take place from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary installs officers, presents $31,000 gift
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The Auxiliary of Memorial Medical Center installed officers and presented a check for $31,000 to the hospital at the group's annual meeting at the 755 Restaurant. The gift included $25,000 toward a leadership pledge of $100,000 for Memorial's Cardiac/Stroke Care Center campaign.
Bob Harper named host of NBC's 'The Biggest Loser'
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Bob Harper, the longtime "Biggest Loser" trainer who has been with NBC's popular weight loss series since season one, will take on an exciting new role - and have a much bigger presence this season - when he also becomes the host of "The Biggest Loser." Harper will continue to offer his training expertise to contestants at various points throughout the season.
Nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones returns to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:35 pm
The Eastman School of Music and Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival present the return of nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones to Rochester. Jones will appear at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre for a special one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.
Vanessa Williams returns to Miss America stage
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:35 pm
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that, for the first time since she was crowned Miss America 1984, one of the most respected and multifaceted performers in entertainment today, Vanessa Williams will make history when she returns to the Miss America stage after 32 years.
Multi-platinum-selling singer Michael W. Smith announces return of nationwide Christmas tour with Amy Grant in select markets
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:30 pm
Michael W. Smith, who has sold more than 15 million albums, will once again bring holiday cheer to arenas, coliseums and theaters this holiday season through his nationwide Christmas tour.
Hillary Clinton scheduled to appear on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' Wednesday, Sept. 16
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:30 pm
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" welcomes Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Studio 6B on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (11:35 p.m. ET), on NBC.
Kenan Center to present Lauren Winner, author and lecturer on Christian spirituality
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:30 pm
The Kenan Center and First Presbyterian Church of Lockport present a talk by author, lecturer and professor of Christian spirituality Lauren Winner at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Kenan Center Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
Buffalo Bills bring back QB Matt Cassel
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 11:45 am
The Buffalo Bills today announced the team has signed quarterback Matt Cassel. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Niagara University students complete new internship in Haitian school founded by alumnus
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:45 am
What is happening at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable is truly extraordinary. In all of Haiti, there is no educational institution like the one founded by 1978 Niagara University alumnus Edward J. Brennan.
Niagara University establishes school of nursing
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:45 am
Acknowledging the proud tradition and promising future of its nursing programs, Niagara University has officially established a school of nursing.
Buffalo Philharmonic appoints Dennis Kim new concertmaster after yearlong search
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:45 am
Dennis Kim has been named the new concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, after a search that brought candidates from all over the world to perform with the BPO.
End of summer is start of tailgating season
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:35 am
The thermometer may not be persuaded yet, but we've now reached Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of summer.
Auer: Lew-Port will be ready
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:05 am
Lewiston-Porter High School is in the midst of a nearly $26 million district capital improvement project and, with school ready to begin on Sept. 9, rumors have been floating throughout the district that Lewiston-Porter would not be ready to handle the masses come Wednesday.
Lewiston Kiwanis: 'Bud' Thompson Memorial Garden rededication
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has announced a rededication of the Kiwanis "Bud" Thompson Memorial Garden will occur at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Kiwanis Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Gus Macker all about hoops
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
When all was said and done, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament turned out just as event organizer Corey McGowan planned.
'Come Dine with Me - WNY!' launches sixth season
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 08:00 am
Starting at noon Sunday, Channel 7 is airing "Come Dine with Me - WNY!" The half-hour program, entering its sixth season, showcases top regional restaurants as their chefs share recipes and serving suggestions.
Memorial service for Richard 'Dick' Webster Kathan
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 08:00 am
A memorial service will be held at noon, Sunday, Sept. 6, at St. John Evangelical Church, 420 Lockport St., Youngstown, to honor the life and legacy of Richard "Dick" Webster Kathan.
Welcome to your new school: Kaegebein Elementary updates put staff 'over the moon'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
When Principal Mary Haggerty took the helm of Kaegebein Elementary School, she found one room with a hole large enough that she could put her fist through it, steel framework was visible.
Quarantillo to compete on 'The Ultimate Fighter'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
Professional MMA fighter Billy Quarantillo of Gracie Tampa South, Florida, originally from Lewiston, will be among those who will be competing on "The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber."
'Dancing with the Stars': Sharna Burgess previews new season, talks ballroom
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 08:45 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" was designed to shine a spotlight on celebrities - for better or worse - trying their hand at ballroom dancing. But pro Sharna Burgess said the hit ABC series has done much more than that since debuting a decade ago.
Higgins, Poloncarz announce $2.65 million in federal funding for vehicles and mobility programs
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced $2,652,265 in federal funding for transportation and enhanced mobility programs, including 47 vehicles, to benefit seniors and individuals with disabilities in Western New York.
Obit: Helen I. Sugar
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:50 pm
Helen I. Sugar (née Gonczo), of Grand Island and Pendleton passed away Aug. 26, 2015, at the age of 87.
Obit: Elisabeth Prast
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:50 pm
Elisabeth Prast entered into rest Aug. 28, 2015, at age 98. She was a resident of Grand Island for 63 years.
Money for wishes
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:45 pm
Cheryl Reed of the Town of Niagara wanted to teach her 8-year-old granddaughter about helping others.
Winds, Waves & Wines with The Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:00 pm
Winds, Waves & Wines, the Aquarium of Niagara's 16th annual major fundraising event, will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Robert Moses Parkway North public session to be held
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, USA Niagara Development Corp., The New York State Department of Transportation, the New York Power Authority and the City of Niagara Falls have announced a public information meeting will be held to present the proposed "build alternative" for the Robert Moses Parkway North Removal Project, which runs from Main Street in Niagara Falls.
Erie County, partners collaborate on electronic waste recycling event
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:50 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant and Advanced Technology Recycling, has announced a collection and recycling event for all types of electronic waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant, 2995 River Road in the Town of Tonawanda.
Motorists to save $1.4 billion at the pump this Labor Day weekend
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
Americans hitting the road this weekend stand to see the cheapest Labor Day prices at the pump in more than a decade, leading to huge savings - $1.4 billion - over the four-day weekend, according to
New Niagara University students 'Plunge' into service learning
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
Twenty-eight freshmen moved into Niagara University last Tuesday morning, four days before their fellow first-year students arrived on campus.
Aquarium of Niagara: New fall hours, new program prices
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
After Labor Day, the Aquarium of Niagara will close at 5:30 p.m. with last admittance at 5 p.m. Daily opening is 9 a.m.
Park Rangers add resources to Erie County parks
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, Chief of Police Services for the Erie County Sheriff's Office Scott Joslyn, Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services Gregory Butcher and community members at Chestnut Ridge Park to introduce three new parks personnel, a supervising Park Ranger and two Park Rangers.
Community mental health training offered at Niagara University
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:55 pm
Recent tragedies in Charleston, South Carolina, and Aurora, Colorado, have exacerbated the need to educate the general public on how to identify and respond to mental illness, both in the workplace and in everyday situations.
First Niagara announces $150,000 microloan investment to serve small business owners in Buffalo
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:55 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. announced it is providing microloan funding for the Westminster Economic Development Initiative to boost small business creation on Buffalo's West Side.
Area musicians and actors collaborate to present Curtain Up! Weekend concert to benefit Give for Greatness
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with actors and organizations from the Buffalo theater community, will present "The Best of Broadway" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle Buffalo.
Aquarium of Niagara coordinating Great Lakes Beach Sweep in Niagara County
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:30 pm
The 30th annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep is Saturday, Sept. 19. The Aquarium of Niagara is coordinating the Niagara County portion of this large-scale environmental cleanup from 10 a.m. until noon.
The Afters release new single 'Live On Forever'
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:30 pm
Dove Award-winning band The Afters has released a brand new single, "Live On Forever," which is already being played at 40 radio stations across AC and CHR formats. The single, written about Heaven, is the first from the band's forthcoming fifth studio album, which is set to release Feb. 12, 2016.
The more the merrier for animals that synchronize their behavior
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:10 pm
Social interaction could be the mechanism that allows animals living in groups to synchronize their activities, whether it's huddling for warmth or offering protection from predators.
Celebrate the harvest with Niagara Wine Trail
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:00 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is welcoming the harvest with its annual Harvest Festival Sept. 25-27. Participants will be greeted with seasonal food and wine pairings at each of the 20 participating wineries.