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Wheatfield Seniors trip canceled
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
The Wheatfield Senior Citizens group has canceled its February trip to see Lee Greenwood and Crystal Gayle at Seneca Allegany Casino.
BBB: Snowplow complaints pouring in, several businesses not showing up as contracted
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 02:40 pm
Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reports dozens of consumers from Rochester and Buffalo have filed complaints after the recent snow fall, stating the plow companies they hired aren't showing up to do the job.
The Miz talks WWE 'Tribute to the Troops' special
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 08:00 pm
In the spirit of Bob Hope, the WWE has staged a holiday program for U.S. troops for more than a decade. The WWE's "Tribute to the Troops" airs tonight at 8 p.m. on the USA Network, and again Saturday on NBC.
Channing Tatum returns to launch 'Team Oscar'
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 04:00 pm
Channing Tatum, Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, and the Academy today launched "Team Oscar" by inviting the next generation of filmmakers to create a short video and vie for the opportunity to appear onstage during the live Oscar broadcast.
WNY Paralegal Association recognizes Niagara Hospice with award, donations
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 04:00 pm
Niagara Hospice was recently honored at the WNY Paralegal Association's holiday luncheon hosted at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery.
Grand Island Relay For Life: 'One World, One Hope'
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 03:00 pm
"One World, One Hope." That's the message and theme for Grand Island's 13th annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
No go: New York State Department of Health completes review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 03:00 pm
The state Department of Health has completed its public health review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Acting DOH Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker recommended high-volume hydraulic fracturing should not move forward in New York. Zucker announced his findings and recommendations today at a cabinet meeting in Albany.
'The Biggest Loser: Glory Days' kicks off 2015 with 4 must-see episodes leading up to season 16 live finale
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 03:00 pm
It's an action-packed January on NBC's "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days" with four can't-miss special episodes leading up to the live finale Thursday, Jan. 29 (8-10 p.m. ET), when one contestant will be crowned the season 16 winner.
Old Fort Niagara: Twelfth Night Ball set for Jan. 10
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to dance back in time to the 18th century when "Twelfth Night" marked the most festive part of the holiday season.
Buffalo Sabres: Mikhail Grigorenko assigned to Rochester
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres assigned forward Mikhail Grigorenko to the Rochester Americans of the AHL.
CBP launches Border Wait Time app
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:10 pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection today launched the Border Wait Time app, designed to make it easier for travelers to plan their trip across the border.
Niagara Catholic's music department celebrates Christmas
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's music department celebrated the Christmas spirit Wednesday, Dec. 10. Its Christmas cantata and concert, titled "Season of Wonders," was performed at Prince of Peace Church.
NU Theatre presents its annual Short Play Festival
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
From Jan. 23 through Jan. 31, NU Theatre's annual Short Play Festival will make for a fascinating dose of theater - and a great entertainment bargain. Three cycles of 10-minute plays written by various playwrights will be presented over two weekends.
ECC community rallies together for annual holiday drive
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The holiday season is a time for communities to come together. For Erie Community College's community, it's a time to lift up fellow students pursuing a better future one class at a time.
Buffalo Zoo says goodbye to oldest living spectacled bear
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is saddened by the loss of its spectacled bear, Diana, who was humanely euthanized Tuesday due to declining health. At 35 years old, Diana was the oldest spectacled bear in the world at the time of her death.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce tree and window display decorating contest winners
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual window and Christmas tree decorating contest for businesses in the Village of Lewiston.
Craig Wayne Boyd named champion of 'The Voice'
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 08:20 am
Craig Wayne Boyd was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" Tuesday, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season seven.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Jerry D'Amigo from Blue Jackets
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 08:15 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced Tuesday the team acquired forward Jerry D'Amigo from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Luke Adam. D'Amigo will join the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans.
AAA: 98.6 million Americans traveling this holiday season
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 07:00 am
AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 4 percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last year.
NOCO's major expansion offers Islanders more
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Demolition of the NOCO kiosk at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road is nearly complete, and its bigger replacement is open for business.
Grand Island Central School District: McDow hired as assistant superintendent for school business, finance
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:55 pm
At its meeting Monday, Dec.8, the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Robert McDow as the assistant superintendent for school business and finance.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island: A unique, lasting, Island institution
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
It was the fall of 1973 when the secretary to an Island company manager came to her boss in tears.
Local Irish dance school celebrates 25 years of business with holiday performance
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Grand Island's McCarthy School of Irish Dance will present "A Celtic Christmas" at the Performing Arts Center of Niagara Falls High School on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m.
Grand Island Board of Education: New assistant superintendent approved
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
At its Monday evening meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education approved a new business official in the district.
Kaegebein Elementary School: 'Yes Virginia' to open in new auditorium Dec. 18, 19
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Kaegebein Elementary School will soon present a holiday play sure to make glad the heart of childhood.
Driver ed. classes begin Jan. 6
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Winter driver's education through Community Education and AAA begins Jan. 6 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 5 at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 donates turkeys to Community Missions
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 dropped off its donation of more than 50 turkeys Tuesday afternoon for distribution during Community Missions' Christmas program.
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY serves as trusted source with looming ACA deadline
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:25 pm
Only four days remain for individuals to enroll through the New York State of Health Marketplace to have coverage beginning Jan. 1. As the deadline nears, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is offering individuals' assistance with the enrollment process.
Update on fatal hit-and-run
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:20 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is now offering a reward of up to $6,000 in connection to its ongoing investigation concerning the fatal hit-and-run on Krueger Road last month.
New York achieves 5-year carbon monoxide protection milestone
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:20 pm
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of "Amanda's Law," which mandated carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in residential properties, as well other forms of temporary housing such as hotels, dormitories and nursing homes, throughout New York.
Making cancer cells more sensitive is goal of UB study
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
What makes cancer cells sensitive or resistant to chemotherapy?
Michael Bublé finishes up international 'To Be Loved' concert tour
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
Michael Bublé has much to celebrate this holiday season. The multi-Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and global entertainer will be completing the l57th performance of his successful sold-out world tour this week in London.
Cuomo announces latest round of ReCharge NY power allocations
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved another round of low-cost power allocations under his statewide ReCharge NY program.
Navy Chief Odachowski retires after 22 years of Naval service
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
Buffalo native Chief Christopher Odachowski recently retired after 22 years of active Naval service.
Cowboys win over Eagles NBC is most-watched 'Sunday Night Football' game this season
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
The Dallas Cowboys' 38-27 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in a battle for first place in the NFC East averaged 24.3 million viewers to rank as NBC's most-watched "Sunday Night Football" game of the season (excluding NBC's Thursday night "NFL Kickoff" game) and television's most-watched Sunday primetime program since the Academy Awards on March 2 (38.3 million on ABC), according to official national data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Interview: 'Sharknado' stars Ian Ziering, Vivica A. Fox topline next 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 02:55 pm
Ian Ziering and Vivica A. Fox, stars of Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One," will compete in Donald Trump's reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice," tackling various challenges and raising money for charity.
Lewiston: George Osborne to retire as president of Artpark & Company
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 12:30 pm
George Osborne announced today he will retire as president in October of 2015.
31st annual Disney Parks Christmas Day special gets a 'Frozen' makeover
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 09:50 am
This holiday season, Disney will put a "Frozen" twist on its 31st annual Christmas Day telecast, appropriately renamed the "Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration," airing Christmas morning Thursday, Dec. 25 (10 a.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
10 tips to survive holidays in the office - and maintain your waistline
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 09:45 am
The holidays are here, which means magical elves will bring goodies and unhealthy treats to the office. Cookies, candy, fresh-baked goods, chocolate, candy canes and everything in-between. How do you resist temptation and not eat what you see in the break room when it's there every day from now until New Year's Eve?
George Lopez to host World Dog Awards on The CW
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 09:45 am
The CW Network announced George Lopez will serve as host for the inaugural The World Dog Awards, making its debut Thursday, Jan. 15 (8-10 p.m. ET), on The CW Network.