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High school hoops: Falls gets revenge on Vikings
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 09:05 am
In front of a loud crowd inside Grand Island High School on Tuesday, the Niagara Falls High School Wolverines defeated the Grand Island Vikings by a score of 70-62. The win gives the Wolverines a split of the season series, as they lost the first game to the Vikings, 61-53.
The Band Perry headlines May lineup at Fallsview
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:40 pm
With fiery, rock-driven beats, Grammy Award-winning country trio The Band Perry promises to perform nothing short of a musical tour de force at Fallsview Casino Resort this May. (8:30 p.m. May 4 and 9 p.m. May 5; tickets start at $70.)
NBC's 'Little Big Shots' returns March 5 with 4-year-old worship leader, basketball phenom & Philippines singing sensation
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
NBC's hit series "Little Big Shots" returns for season two on Sunday, March 5 (8-9 p.m. ET), with a fun, entertaining premiere featuring six talented kids. Steve Harvey hosts the feel-good, family-friendly series, executive produced by Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres, and goes toe-to-toe with them in humorous conversations and interviews.
Boy George competes with Matt Iseman to be 'The New Celebrity Apprentice'
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
Season eight of "The New Celebrity Apprentice" will come to a close Monday, Feb. 13 (9-10 p.m. ET), with two finalists left to compete for $250,000 for their favorite charity - Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Boy George, and Matt Iseman, the host of "American Ninja Warrior."
NBCUniversal celebrates 1 year out from Winter Olympics
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
Wednesday marks one year out from the start of the Winter Olympics, which will begin on Feb. 8, 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea. NBCUniversal will celebrate the occasion with a host of promotional and editorial initiatives that span the company's portfolio of broadcast, cable, digital, regional, local and radio assets.
Community Missions preparing for 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
More than 280 attendees are expected to celebrate Community Missions' 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner on Friday, Feb. 10, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Niagara Greenway meetings announced
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 21, to determine the consistency of the 54th round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at The Lodge of Woodlawn Beach State Park, 3580 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell. The general meeting will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the executive committee meeting.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.: Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival relocating to Buffalo Outer Harbor
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:30 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC), Outer Harbor Management Group, the City of Buffalo and the Italian Heritage Festival Association announced the relocation of the Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival from Hertel Avenue to Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Buffalo Sabres: Corporate Challenge Hockey Tournament Presented by Pure Hockey returns for 13th year
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will host the 13th annual Buffalo Sabres Corporate Hockey Challenge Presented by Pure Hockey on Thursday, March 23, at KeyBank Center.
Niagara Falls Comic Con returns in June
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:30 pm
Niagara Falls on both sides of the border have become the mecca of family getaways. But thousands of families travel to Niagara Falls, Ontario, to take part in the biggest pop culture event of the year: Niagara Falls Comic Con.
Mount St. Mary's emergency department recognized by Healthcare Association of New York State
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The emergency department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has been recognized by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) for its efforts to change procedures to decrease wait times and improve communication with patients.
Halle Berry, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Shirley MacLaine, Hailee Steinfeld among second group of Oscar presenters
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd on Tuesday announced the second slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, Feb. 26, on the ABC Television Network.
'Interrupting Poverty' theme for 5th annual Niagara County Poverty Conference
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The fifth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference will be presented on Friday, March 3, at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building by the Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University.
Niagara Falls AARP February meeting
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Area, Chapter No. 283 of AARP announces its next meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Girl Scouts: All-female Olympian guest speaker panel to deliver keynote at 2017 leadership luncheon
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:00 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York has announced a guest speaker panel of all-female Olympians for its annual leadership event. Iris Zimmermann, Anja Pierce, Meghan Musnicki and Miranda Melville are slated to highlight the leadership luncheon on Friday, April 7, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel. The event begins at noon.
FERC approves National Fuel's $455 million Northern Access Pipeline Project
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 04:00 pm
Construction of National Fuel's Northern Access Pipeline Project has been approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Buffalo Geological Society expands annual Gem-Mineral-Fossil Show
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Geological Society, a nonprofit organization, will host its 49th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show on March 25-26 in the Market, Grange and State Police buildings at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Buffalo Zoo: Luna & Sakari to have first date
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Zoo announced polar bears Luna and Sakari will go on their first official date this Saturday, Feb. 11.
Muse announce summer tour with special guest Thirty Seconds to Mars
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 03:30 pm
Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse has announced a tour of North American amphitheaters with worldwide multiplatinum-selling band Thirty Seconds to Mars. PVRIS will be the support band for the tour, which will kick off May 20 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Confer Plastics expansion to create 35 jobs
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced a more than $3 million expansion of Confer Plastics, a molded plastics product company in North Tonawanda. The investment allows the firm to create 35 new jobs and significantly expand production in Western New York.
Steven Curtis Chapman to release 'Memoir Between Heaven & The Real World'
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 03:30 pm
In a music career that spans 30 years, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history. He has received five Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, 58 GMA Dove Awards, 48 No. 1 singles, and has more than 11 million albums sold and eight RIAA-certified gold or platinum albums to his credit. Now, he is sharing his life story with his memoir, "Between Heaven & the Real World."
Memorial staffers Go Red for Women
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:45 pm
Team members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, The Heart Center of Niagara and the Summit Healthplex showed their support for National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day on Friday by rocking their red outfits across the medical center's downtown and Wheatfield locations.
Adell's School of Dance takes center stage at Harlem Globetrotters show
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:45 pm
Adell's School of Dance performed with the Harlem Globetrotters at the KeyBank Center on Friday, Feb. 3. Dancers performed during the Globetrotters' halftime performance.
HAL looks into naval aviation
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:40 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's next program, "Cruise Ships to Carriers," will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Lutheran Church of the Messiah (Fellowship Hall), 915 Oneida St. Historian Doug DeCroix is the guest speaker.
It's 'From the Vault' week on ABC's 'The Chew'
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
February sweeps is in full swing with a look at some of "The Chew's" most memorable moments "From the Vault," as well as all-new segments putting a new spin on the fun.
State seeks partner at Beaver Island Golf Course
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released a request for proposals to operate the golf course and café at the Beaver Island State Park Golf Course.
Buffalo Sabres sign Justin Falk to 1-year extension
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team signed defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year contract extension worth $650,000.
UB: Poor and less educated suffer the most from chronic pain
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
Poorer and less-educated older Americans are more likely to suffer from chronic pain than those with greater wealth and more education, but the disparity between the two groups is much greater than previously thought, climbing as high as 370 percent in some categories, according to new research by a University at Buffalo medical sociologist.
Adidas, College Football Playoff execs headline Niagara University summit
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:35 pm
When Jeremy Darlow was in college, he set a goal to be the head of brand marketing for football at Adidas or Nike. It was a lofty ambition, for sure, but one that he has since realized. He's now the director of brand marketing for Adidas.
Academy announces 89th Oscars Governors Ball creative team
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:30 pm
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Gov. Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year's Governors Ball, the Academy's official post-Oscar celebration, which will immediately follow the 89th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 26.
Buffalo Sabres announce showing of 'Soul On Ice' to benefit Hasek's Heroes
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will host a screening of "Soul On Ice: Past, Present & Future" at the Dipson Amherst Theatre at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15. Tickets will cost $10 and all proceeds will benefit Hasek's Heroes.
The Lighthouse reopens Feb. 18
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 11:40 am
Jesus Centered Music debuts at The Lighthouse Café at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. Most recently, JCM released the album "Intensify," with the hit single "Wow." Check out the "Wow" music video on YouTube.
Niagara County Central Rotary: 21st annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Central Rotary presents the 21st annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls, New York. Admission, $3, is good for both days.
Grand Island Central School District to hold sub recruitment fair
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District will hold a substitute recruitment job fair Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
'Battle at the Border' lives up to billing
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 09:30 pm
The 2017 edition of the "Battle at the Border" did not disappoint. The four games played Saturday were action-packed and had their share of tremendous performances.
America's Warrior Partnership awards grant to Canisius
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 02:10 pm
Canisius College is the recipient of a $7,500 grant from the America's Warrior Partnership Community Integration.
With high-powered offense, Kenmore West tops Grand Island
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 01:35 pm
In front of an excited crowd at Kenmore West High School, the Blue Devils defeated the Grand Island Vikings 71-50 on Friday. The win gives West a split of the season series, as they lost in overtime to the Vikings the first time, 58-56.
'Significant' tax savings for seniors: What you should know before filing your return
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds seniors and retirees that certain "subtraction modifications" may reduce their New York state adjusted gross income, while tax credits they may qualify for decrease the tax due or increase their refund amount.
Lewiston Mohawk Trail receives Greenway funding
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Niagara River Greenway Host Communities Standing Committee unanimously approved a request for funding from the Town of Lewiston to complete the Mohawk Trail. The municipality will receive $13,958 for the project, which is expected to commence in 2018.
Discover 'Newfane 365'
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
Newfane Tourism announces it will again host "Newfane 365," an event that highlights all that Newfane has to offer year-round.