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Ortt, Kearns join forces to fight New York's synthetic drug crisis
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
New York State Senate Joint Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction Co-Chair Sen. Rob Ortt and his Senate colleagues passed a bill Wednesday that would help put more drug dealers behind bars for selling dangerous synthetic drugs.
Fire up summer 2015 with fresh grilling ideas from Tops Friendly Markets
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
With summer a mere days away, this is the perfect time to spice up the grilling season for those interested in more than the traditional favorites like burgers and hot dogs. Tops Friendly Markets has ideas to take a different spin on summer cookouts.
UB researchers take important steps toward understanding how animals make sense of the auditory world
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
Sit down with a friend in a quiet restaurant and begin talking, just before the dinner crowd's arrival. Business is slow at first, but picks up quickly - just like the sound level. Music plays, glasses clink, servers discuss specials. Discussions are everywhere, colliding and competing with the other noises.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops offers 'Fun by the Forkful' July 11-12
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
The Taste of Buffalo, presented by Tops Markets, celebrates 32 years of showcasing culinary delights from all over Western New York this summer.
Roger Mooking sets off the smoke alarm with a sizzling hot new season of 'Man Fire Food' on Cooking Channel
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:15 pm
Chef Roger Mooking returns to Cooking Channel with the hottest season yet of "Man Fire Food," premiering Tuesday, July 14 (8 p.m. ET).
Savory Scoops with Christy & Sarina: Rainforest Cafe d├ęcor better than dining
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 05:00 pm
A wild and adventurous new restaurant has come to Niagara Falls. Rainforest Cafe opened its doors to the public earlier this month. I recently decided to venture forth through the indoor jungle in search of an appetizing meal.
Buffalo Philharmonic seeks to raise $75,000 in 75 days
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:40 pm
When JoAnn Falletta renewed her contract as Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra music director, it inspired one board member to issue a challenge to the community.
Niagara County building renamed for Ross
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:35 pm
A unanimous Niagara County Legislature chose to honor its longest-serving chairman by naming a newly acquired county building after him the day after he leaves office, with a top county lawmaker hailing the departing presiding officer as "a great leader ... and a friend."
Niagara Falls Memorial launches new P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a four-year, $1.15 million state grant to launch a new service to holistically address the health and social needs of women and their families.
Buffalo Sabres expand player development staff
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team hired Adam Mair and Krys Barch as player development coaches.
Black Willow Wines continues to bring home medals
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:25 pm
Four of Black Willow Winery wines continued their winning streak this year at the 2015 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition, the 2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition and Beverage World's 6th annual BevStar Awards.
Ceretto helps pass pet-friendly legislation
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, continues to advocate for pets in New York, and helped pass legislation that would allow restaurant owners to permit dogs to join their owners at outdoor dining areas.
Poloncarz declares June 'Elder Abuse Awareness Month' in Erie County
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has declared June as "Elder Abuse Awareness Month" in Erie County. He joined with various community partners to draw attention to a serious social issue that includes an increase in the number of cases involving financial abuse of local senior citizens.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2015 preseason schedule
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's 2015 preseason schedule. The Sabres will play seven games, including three home games at First Niagara Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
NTCC unveils economic impact figures as part of annual report
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. today unveiled its 2014 annual report to its stakeholders and local government partners, including Niagara County and the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls. The report highlighted the economic impacts of the 2014 tourism season.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation, partners announce affordable housing project
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Foundation, in conjunction with Saving Grace Ministries Inc. and True Community Development Corp., today announced the Patriot Heights Apartments Project, which will provide affordable housing for single mothers who are military veterans.
Ortt puts a dent in scrap metal theft
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
The New York State Senate late last night passed legislation sponsored by Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, aimed at preventing scrap metal theft. The bill (S.4882) prohibits the sale or purchase of certain items as scrap by creating a scrap processor registration system. Ortt said he believes the measures will help curtail copper theft.
Third Eye Blind just added to Fallsview lineup
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:10 pm
Fallsview Casino has announced a late addition to its September concert lineup: San Francisco alternative rock band Third Eye Blind hits the stage at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Tickets start at $35.
Golf tournament supports services at OUN
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara hosted its 31st annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament Monday, June 8, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefit the 600-plus individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities supported by the agency.
New music video for Michael W. Smith's 'Sky Spills Over' unveiled with support from WayFM, FOX News, Guideposts
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
"Sky Spills Over," the latest music video and radio single from Grammy winner Michael W. Smith, debuted to viral backing from WAYFm.com, FOX News and Guideposts.org. "Sky Spills Over" has climbed into the top 25 on both the Billboard AC Indicator and National Christian Audience charts.
Crosby's, MDA join forces to help send kids with muscle disease to summer camp
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Nearly 50 Crosby's Convenience Store locations in the Western New York area will raise money to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association save and improve the lives of kids fighting muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases that limit muscle strength and mobility by participating in the MDA summer camp mobile program.
Food Network heats up with new seasons of 'Chopped Grill Masters,' 'Chopped Teen Tournament'
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 05:00 pm
Hosted by Ted Allen, "Chopped Grill Masters" and "Chopped Teen Tournament" return for second seasons on Food Network with special five-part themed tournaments.
Buffalo viewership soars for deciding Stanley Cup Finals game
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 10:55 am
Monday night's Stanley Cup Final series-clinching Game 6 on NBC delivered at 5.6 metered market rating, the third-best for a Game 6 on record (since 1995) and NBC's fourth-best NHL overnight ever, according to The Nielsen Company.
Niagara County employees advised of asbestos at site
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 09:25 am
Niagara County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz issued a memorandum Monday to county employees working at a county site, which preliminary tests indicate may have non-airborne, non-particulate asbestos, to ensure employees are informed and included in the investigation process.
Chicago Blackhawks win 2015 Stanley Cup Final on NBC
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 09:25 am
The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-0 Monday in Game 6 on NBC to win the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. It was Chicago's third Stanley Cup title in six seasons.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show releases digital version of 2015 poster
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 08:45 pm
Dominic Curcione, a senior at Wilson Senior High School, designed the poster for the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show. It was designed in Lynn Schuler-Bewley's advanced media arts class.
Amanda Lynn's Law passes in Senate and Assembly
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 08:45 pm
Both the New York State Senate and the Assembly have now passed Amanda Lynn's Law, ending a five-year impasse between both houses of the Legislature.
Grandpaws active at GardenFest
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 03:00 pm
Grandpaws Pet Emporium is welcoming different groups to the corner of North Fourth and Center streets this weekend during the 10th annual Lewiston GardenFest.
Pull up a chair for some 'Burgers, Brew & 'Que' as Michael Symon enjoys the tastes of summer on Food Network
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 02:30 pm
Michael Symon is taking a summer road trip to taste the best of American classics in "Burgers, Brew & 'Que," premiering Friday, July 17 (10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida, Meghan Trainor to perform on NBC's annual 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 02:30 pm
NBC's annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" celebrates the nation's birthday with all-star performances from Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Brad Paisley, Flo Rida and Meghan Trainor.
Niagara University joins SALT to help students and alumni tackle debt head on
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 02:30 pm
Niagara University has teamed up with SALT, a financial education resource created by the nonprofit American Student Assistance.
Higgins announces Niagara Falls tourism initiatives
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced several new tourism initiatives Monday in conjunction with the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster.
Duran Duran announces new album 'Paper Gods'
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 11:55 am
Multiplatinum superstars Duran Duran will release their 14th studio album, "Paper Gods," in the U.S. Sept. 18 and in the rest of the world Sept. 11 through Warner Bros. Records.
UB's Research Institute on Addictions receives $3 million to study tailored alcohol treatment methods
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 11:55 am
A "one-size-fits-all" approach to alcohol treatment is not the best strategy, according to University at Buffalo addiction experts, who have received a $3 million grant to explore whether treatments tailored to a person's behavior before seeking help will result in better treatment outcomes.
Town of Lewiston moves on proposed Lower River Road subdivision
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 09:10 am
Lewiston Town Board members moved on a few items Monday with Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey absent due to illness.
New owners, same Apple Granny
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 09:10 am
The new owners of Apple Granny Restaurant have grand plans to change ... well, nothing.
Interview: Multitalented Rich Graff leads 'Making of the Mob' miniseries
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 08:30 am
Starting Monday, June 15, Rich Graff can be seen as Charles "Lucky" Luciano in the AMC miniseries "The Making of the Mob: New York." "Goodfellas" star Ray Liotta narrates the eight-part docu-drama.
Aquarium of Niagara celebrates 50 years of achievement, science and entertainment in Western New York
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 08:15 am
The Aquarium of Niagara celebrated 50 years of achievements Friday and presented concrete plans to broaden the public's awareness of aquatic ecosystems through innovative and stimulating exhibits, displays and educational and recreational programs that promote conservation and support research.
Space Bulls place third at NASA Mars rover contest
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 08:10 am
The Space Bulls placed third - their best finish yet - at the RASC-AL Exploration Robo-Ops Competition June 4-5.
National Grid ranked top green utility in the world
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 08:10 am
Earlier this week, National Grid PLC landed the No. 1 spot as a utility on Newsweek's Top Green Companies in the World 2015, ranking 29th overall.
 

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