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Girl Scouts of Western New York announces addition of s'mores cookie to 2017 lineup
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 11:15 am
Today, National S'mores Day, Girl Scouts of the USA announced, in celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, the organization will introduce a commemorative Girl Scout S'mores cookie.
Niagara University student Jacey Diez chosen for OLV Youth Service Award
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 11:00 am
Jacey Diez, a Niagara University senior studying TESOL and elementary education, has been chosen as the recipient of this year's Our Lady of Victory Youth Service Award.
177th Erie County Fair begins
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 10:30 am
The 177th Erie County Fair will officially open to the general public at noon today at the Hamburg Fairgrounds.
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte battle for first time in Rio on NBC's primetime coverage Wednesday
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 08:45 am
NBC's primetime coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continues tonight (8 p.m. ET/PT), and features a swimming showdown in the men's 100m freestyle final between 2012 gold medalist Nathan Adrian of the U.S. and Australian sprint star Cameron McEvoy, plus a favored American quartet in the women's 4x200m free relay, led by freestyle phenom Katie Ledecky and five-time Olympic medalist Missy Franklin.
Rio Olympics: 'Final Five' dominates on Tuesday
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 08:45 am
Primetime coverage on Day 4 of the Rio Games on NBC was highlighted by Michael Phelps capturing his record 20th and 21st career gold medals with victories in the 200m fly and the U.S. team's 200m free relay; Katie Ledecky earning her second gold medal of the Rio Games in the 200m free final; and Simone Biles and the U.S. women's gymnastics team's dominant gold-medal performance in the team competition.
GEICO to invest $11 million in Western New York expansion
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 03:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced GEICO, the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the U.S., will expand its service center operations in Western New York, adding 600 full-time jobs at a new location near its existing facility in Getzville.
World-famous Artpark named a top venue by U.S. News & World Report
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 12:40 pm
Artpark has been named one of "9 Amazing Outdoor U.S. Music Venues to Cross Off Your Bucket List" by U.S. News & World Report. The venue was cited for its famed picturesque backdrop.
New York Army National Guard recruiters on hand for Erie County Fair
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 12:30 pm
Visitors to the Erie County Fair Aug. 10-21 will be able to learn about opportunities in the New York Army National Guard by stopping by the recruiting station, which will be set upon the fairgrounds. Recruiters will be on hand throughout the fair to talk about their service, and the opportunities the National Guard offers.
Country superstar Tim McGraw to perform at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 12:30 pm
Grammy-winning country music artist Tim McGraw is coming to Niagara Falls, Ontario, in November to perform live at Fallsview Casino Resort.
Aquarium of Niagara offers extended hours Aug. 26
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 09:50 am
On Friday, Aug. 26, the Aquarium of Niagara will hold its second "Friday Night Lights" extravaganza.
NU professor from Lewiston, alumna team to publish college and university counseling manual
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 09:45 am
Who better to compose a handbook on campus mental health than a tenured clinical mental health professor, a recent doctoral graduate in counseling psychology and a practicing university psychologist?
Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps, Lilly King, Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross score on day 3
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 09:40 am
Primetime coverage on Day 3 of the Rio Games was highlighted by Lilly King winning her first Olympic gold medal with a victory in the 100m breaststroke over Russian Yulia Efimova, gold and bronze medal wins by Americans Ryan Murphy and David Plummer in the 100m backstroke, and Michael Phelps' clash with South Africa's Chad le Clos in the 200m fly semifina
NBC's Rio Olympics Sunday night viewership tops Friday's opening ceremony by 12 percent, largest increase in 24 years
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 05:55 pm
NBC Olympics' exclusive coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics continues to be widely consumed on multiple platforms unlike any event in television history. As such, NBC Olympics will begin Total Audience Delivery reports later this week measuring broader consumption. The TAD will measure broadcast, cable, and digital/other consumption.
ECC celebrates second summer harvest at Canalside-set Learning Garden
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 04:50 pm
Last summer, faculty inside Erie Community College's culinary arts department were able to incorporate farm-to-table teaching into their program's curriculum via a new Canalside-set Learning Garden, cornered off Buffalo's Main Street and shaded by the city's Skyway.
Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin highlight NBC's primetime coverage Monday
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 04:30 pm
NBC's primetime coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continues at 8 p.m. ET/PT tonight, as U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, looks to avenge a 2012 second-place finish in the men's 200m butterfly, while U.S. swimmers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin square off in the women's 200m freestyle.
'Star Wars Rebels': The Rebels face Grand Admiral Thrawn when season 3 premieres Saturday, Sept. 24
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 04:20 pm
The critically acclaimed animated series "Star Wars Rebels" returns Saturday, Sept. 24 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), and introduces new characters Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bendu during the season three one-hour premiere event, "Steps into Shadow," on Disney XD.
Pappas thanks Painters Plus for Project H.O.P.E., announces Gooch Fest 2016 concert event
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 04:00 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has extended thanks to Jesse Gooch, proprietor of Painters Plus, for his role in organizing this year's Project H.O.P.E. home makeover event.
PHOTOS: Hydroplanes soar at Thunder on the Niagara
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 03:15 pm
Crowds gathered at North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park this past weekend to check out the hydroplane races on Niagara River during the 11th annual Thunder on the Niagara.
Set sail with Chamber of Commerce 'Blender'
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 02:35 pm
On Thursday, Aug. 25, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host its summer business "Blender" aboard the Niagara Belle.
The Summit announces Buffalo Bills giveaway
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 02:00 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union is giving away a VIP package to the 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots football game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Alternative Buffalo 'Birthday Show' features Robert Delong, Made Violent, Run River North
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:55 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces Alternative Buffalo "Birthday Show 2016" featuring Robert DeLong with special guests Made Violent and Run River North.
'Greening' of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:45 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts Executive Director Irene Rykaszewski and Artistic Director Eva Nicklas, alongside Modern Corp. Sales Manager Joe Hickman, recently met with 2nd District Legislator Rebecca Wydysh and the Niagara County Legislature to express thanks for the governing body's support - and to share information about the "Greening" efforts during the 50th Lewiston Art Festival.
Billoni: Pilgrimage impactful for participants
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:30 pm
Dr. Ali Jafari attended the State University College at Buffalo and Palmer College of Chiropractor in Iowa. He wanted to get into health care so he could help others.
Donations flood in for NT firefighter and family
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:00 pm
As of Monday afternoon, $145,860 has been raised via the Help Firefighter Ken Walker GoFundMe page to help the Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co. firefighter and his family after their Oliver Street apartment was set on fire Wednesday.
Dog beach etiquette: What to do and not to do when taking your dog to the beach
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 12:25 pm
With the weather heating up, it's time to start checking out some dog-friendly beaches with your four-legged friend. For most dogs, getting to run around in the sand, dip into the waves, and fetch balls out of the water is the best day ever!
Bria Skonberg at UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 12:25 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents trumpeter and singer Bria Skonberg at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12.
GSE urges undergraduates to think about teaching
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 12:25 pm
The Graduate School of Education at the University at Buffalo has one word for college graduates looking to find a career with good job prospects and high job satisfaction, and that at the same time leaves the world a better place: Teaching.
AAA gearing up for winter: Job fair seeks full-time roadside assistance drivers, tow truck drivers, dispatchers
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 12:00 pm
AAA Western and Central New York is holding a job fair for candidates interested in full-time roadside assistance, tow truck driver and dispatcher positions.
Niagara University: STEM career preparation for children prioritized
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 11:55 am
When the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was invested as Niagara University's 26th president, he stated in his inaugural address the Catholic and Vincentian institution would become an even greater regional partner by forging a "distinctive role in STEM education, computer science, logistics and other fields that support the advancement of industry in our region."
2016 Rio Olympic Games: Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky take gold; Simone Biles shines
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 08:55 am
Primetime coverage on Day 2 of the Rio Games was highlighted by Michael Phelps winning his Olympic record 19th gold medal in the 4x100m free relay, and a gold medal win by Katie Ledecky, who broke her own world record in 400m free.
NBC Primetime Rio Olympics ratings, viewership 2nd-most dominant for any Olympics after 2 nights
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 08:55 am
Viewership and ratings for NBC's exclusive coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics is off to the second-most dominant primetime start of any Olympics on record.
Olympics: Dr. Sherri LaShomb assigned as athletic trainer, chiropractor to USA Taekwondo
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 10:50 am
Dr. Sherri LaShomb is attending the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio as the athletic trainer and chiropractor to the USA Taekwondo team. She is working alongside Lewiston native and Niagara University graduate Bill Kellick, who serves as press officer for both the U.S. Taekwondo and U.S. Weightlifting teams.
Rio 2016 opening ceremony notes & quotes
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 09:40 am
Following are highlights from NBC's primetime coverage of the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games on Friday, Aug. 5:
Celebrating 50 years of fine art: Art Festival marks significant milestone in Lewiston
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Art Festival returns to the village next weekend, celebrating five decades of cultural creativity in the historic hot spot. Sponsored by the Lewiston Council on the Arts, this year's festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 13-14 along Center Street.
Jonathon Cote Memorial Motorcycle Ride: Noted author among participants at this year's run
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
On Sunday, Aug. 7, a memorial motorcycle run will be held at Williamsville North High School in memory of Jonathon Cote, a U.S. Army Airborne veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fun in Youngstown: Community picnic, OFN re-enactments, Mermaid Festival set for August
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
Seems there's always something going on in Youngstown, especially when the warmer weather of summer hits.
Spirit of the Eighties: 'America's Wonder,' Discover Niagara Shuttle lending helping hand
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Spirit of the Eighties is happy to have Roadtrip opening the festival at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
Grand Island: The PT Center opens at new location
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
Lisa Trunzo is done with moving. After three years in business at The PT Center, the Island businesswoman and physical therapist has found her permanent location.
GI Farms Co-op to host seminar
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The GI Farms Cooperative will host a free seminar on "Your Right to Farm: How to Join an Agricultural District."
Island 'Spa of Shipping' business center debuts
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
As part of an ongoing expansion, the Island Ship Center has completed addition of a 24-7 business center for the Island.