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Walking for a cause
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 02:55 pm
Starting Sept. 1, Margaret Brant and Ruthy Warda are walking all the way from Lockport to Albany - more than 400 miles. The dynamic duo will donate funds raised to help support Lockport CARES, the emergency homeless shelter on Genesee Street.
New activities at Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 02:25 pm
By now, we know this weekend's 14th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will, of course, offer a bevy of top-notch jazz musicians performing around the village. What some might not know, however, is that organizers have upped the ante this year by adding a slate of new events.
Assembly helps assist funding for Kenmore Mercy Hospital improvements
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:45 pm
Thanks to $50,000 in local initiative funding from Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently added a specially equipped bariatric room on its 2 West Patient Care Unit to accommodate inpatients weighing 300 pounds or more.
Il Volo to play Kleinhans Music Hall Feb. 5
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:35 pm
Parkanna Shows welcomes worldwide musical sensation Il Volo to Kleinhans Music Hall at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Il Volo is kicking off their U.S. tour in Buffalo to support their new CD, "Grande Amore," due for release in late September.
Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals visit Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders on 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals visit Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders for an NFL preseason game this Sunday, Aug. 30, live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
First-ever Chestnut Ridge Tennis Tournament expecting 150-plus participants for inaugural summer competition
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
More than 150 people have registered to participate in the first Chestnut Ridge Summer Classic Tennis Tournament, scheduled to take place starting today and continuing through this weekend at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park.
'Tonawanda Rails to Trails' project set to connect communities
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Erie County Legislator Peter Savage (3rd District), Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana, Mayor of the City of Tonawanda Rick Davis, elected officials, representatives of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and New York State Department of Transportation, and residents to review the "Tonawanda Rails to Trails" project, a four-mile-long connecting trail that runs from Kenmore Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda to State Street in the City of Tonawanda.
NTCC names sales manager
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. has appointed Jennifer Gregory to the sales manager position. In her new role with NTCC, Gregory will seek convention visits to Niagara USA, among her many duties.
UB Alumni Association elects new president
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Mary Garlick Roll of Williamsville was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the University at Buffalo Alumni Association, a group that represents the interests of nearly 240,000 graduates around the world.
Do we really want to track our food from the farm to the table?
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:20 pm
Customers are more likely to purchase food products when grocers use food traceability systems to show where and how the food was produced and shipped, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Schneiderman and RadioShack settle dispute over unredeemed gift cards
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:20 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office has reached a settlement in principle with RadioShack that will pay holders of unredeemed gift cards that were purchased by consumers at 100 percent of the value of their cards.
Regional Food Enterprise Center Planned for CCE grounds in Lockport; public input sought
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:20 pm
Do you currently make a product (salsa, pasta, etc.) that you wish you could sell? Do you need help in starting or expanding your food business? Are you a farmer looking to offer value-added products?
$2.5 million NIOSH grant to study impact of stress on police health
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:20 pm
How do the rigors of police work — from traumatic sights and sounds, to long work shifts and high demand levels — affect officers? A University at Buffalo study being funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) seeks to answer that important question.
Video: Kiwanis Club of Lewiston hosts Peach Festival kickoff conference
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 09:45 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday afternoon at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston to announce what's new at the 58th annual Niagara County Peach Festival. The event will be held Sept. 11-13 at Academy Park.
2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game roster unveiled
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 12:55 pm
USA Hockey announced today the 42 players who will compete in the fourth annual CCM/USAHockey All-American Prospects Game set for Sept. 24 at First Niagara Center, home to the NHL's Buffalo Sabres.
Nick Jonas tapped as music curator for 95th anniversary broadcast of Miss America
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 12:45 pm
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced recording superstar Nick Jonas will serve as the official music curator for the 2016 Miss America Competition.
Buffalo Sabres cap season ticket sales at 16,000
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 12:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has capped season ticket sales for the 2015-16 season at 16,000 tickets. The cap is designed to ensure the availability of mini-packs and individual game tickets for all fans.
Niagara Falls Country Club golfers help Mount St. Mary's Foundation
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 12:45 pm
The ladies nine and 18-hole golf committee at the Niagara Falls Country Club presented a check to the Mount St. Mary's Foundation of nearly $4,200 from its recent tournament.
Lewiston: Previte named new chief of police
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 09:20 pm
The Town of Lewiston has a new police chief.
Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris named co-hosts of 'The View'
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 04:30 pm
ABC's "The View" is ramping up for a season unlike any other with more opinions and new points of view when the talk show returns Tuesday, Sept. 8, for season 19.
UB alum goes for top prize on 'America's Got Talent'
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 04:30 pm
A guy walks into a major American research university and tells the English department he wants to study comedy as part of his major. The administrator listening to the student's enthusiastic suggestion delivered with an inimitable deadpan veneer sits silently for a moment before saying, "OK."
'So You Think You Can Dance': Gaby Diaz, Jim Nowakowski, Hailee Payne top 3 stage finalists, 'Megz' Alfonso, Virgil Gadson, 'Jaja' Vankova top 3 street finalists
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 04:30 pm
Monday night, it was announced Gaby Diaz, Jim Nowakowski and Hailee Payne are the top three stage finalists and Megan "Megz" Alfonso, Virgil Gadson and Jana "Jaja" Vankova are the top three street finalists to move one step closer to the final round.
Fair Trade Services honored with Eight Dove Award nominations
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 04:30 pm
Fair Trade Services garnered a total of eight nominations for the upcoming 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
Buffalo State named 'Best Bang for the Buck College' by Washington Monthly
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 04:25 pm
Washington Monthly magazine ranked Buffalo State 28th in the "Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the Northeast" category (out of 402 institutions) in the magazine's 2015 ratings released Monday.
Panepinto looks to just transition funding in wake of Huntley announcement
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:55 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto expressed concern in the wake of NRG Energy's announcement Tuesday that it will shutter the Huntley Station power plant early next year. Located in the Town of Tonawanda, the plant employs 79 and provides millions in PILOT payments to the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District, Town of Tonawanda and Erie County.
Collins promotes REVAMP Act
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins held a press conference Tuesday at Hamburg Lakeshore Overseas Veterans Post 1419 to promote H.R. 2218, the REVAMP Act. Introduced by Collins, the REVAMP Act would grant veteran organizations access to federal funding for vital maintenance and needed improvements to veteran halls and posts.
State Labor Department releases preliminary July area unemployment rates
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
The New York State Department of Labor has released preliminary local area unemployment rates for July 2015.
Niagara University accepting registrations for fall continuing education courses
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its fall 2015 schedule of courses. Professional development, certificates and credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
Civil War history to come alive in Niagara
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow has always made veterans a priority - and that includes veterans of the Civil War. Wednesday will be no different, as he and county historians will take possession of a huge treasure trove of first-hand correspondence from the War Between the States.
First Niagara Center welcomes Paul McCartney
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 01:30 pm
Legendary rock 'n' roll icon Sir Paul McCartney has announced five new North American arena dates on the critically acclaimed "Out There" tour, including one in Buffalo. McCartney will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 22.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 07:00 am
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the recipients of three scholarships presented to local high school students and one to a hospital associate advancing her education.
'Teal Niagara Falls - Teal the World': 3rd annual fundraiser supports local women with ovarian cancer
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 07:00 am
On Friday, Sept. 11, the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project is hosting its third annual fundraising event, "Teal Niagara Falls - Teal the World," at the Niagara Culinary Institute in Niagara Falls.
Plumbers and steamfitters recruit apprentices
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 05:10 pm
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local Union 22, will conduct recruitment from Sept. 1 through Aug. 2, 2016, for three plumber apprentices and three steamfitter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.
Memorial announces Premier 2016 co-chairs
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 03:55 pm
Drs. Amarpreet Grewal Bath and Shelley Bath and Janet and Dan DiPofi have been named co-chairs of The 2016 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Lloyd's Taco Truck donates full lunch service to Buffalo City Mission
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 03:45 pm
Buffalo City Mission's Men's Community Center received a full lunch service Monday, courtesy of one of Western New York's most popular eateries: Lloyd's Taco Truck.
'Le Rêve - The Dream' brings mesmerizing performance to Radio City Music Hall for 'America's Got Talent'
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 03:25 pm
The multifaceted and critically acclaimed Las Vegas production "Le Rêve - The Dream" brings an exclusive performance to the world-famous Radio City Music Hall stage during the "America's Got Talent" live results show on Wednesday, Aug. 26 (8-9 p.m. ET.)
Jacob Whitesides named Radio Disney's newest 'NBT' (Next Big Thing) featured artist
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:50 pm
Jacob Whitesides has been named Radio Disney's "NBT" (Next Big Thing) featured artist. The 17-year-old singer-songwriter is the latest artist to be highlighted in the multiplatform feature program that has championed young developing recording artists, showcasing their journeys as they turn their unique talents and dreams into careers.
Zendaya joins celebrity judging panel for 95th anniversary broadcast of Miss America
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:50 pm
Television and recording star Zendaya will be a judge on the 2016 Miss America Competition. She joins previously announced celebrity judges, including country star Brett Eldredge; author and wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle; entrepreneur and businessman of ABC's "Shark Tank," Kevin O'Leary; and 2014 Paralympic snowboarding bronze medalist Amy Purdy.
Lighthouse Café returns
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:50 pm
The Lighthouse Café kicks off its new fall season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, with a performance by Greg Lee. He has appeared at numerous musical events throughout Western New York.