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Grand Island Fire Co.: Kayaker rescued from Niagara River, treated for hypothermia
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:55 am
Shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a distress call for a man in the Niagara River near a boat dock area at 4552 East River Road.
NU walks down runway for 'A Night in New York City'
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 11:20 am
The student body at Niagara University is buzzing about its upcoming first fashion show, "A Night in New York City," which will take place Nov. 21 at the Castellani Art Museum.
Allstate Insurance Co. provides safety tips to Western New York residents during and after snowstorm
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 08:45 am
Many residents in Western New York are experiencing significant winter weather conditions due to the lake-effect snowstorm.
State office closures in storm areas
Thu, Nov 20th 2014 08:45 am
In light of the weather conditions associated with the continuing winter storm, state offices in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Franklin, Genesee, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and Wyoming counties will be closed Thursday, Nov. 20.
Kiwanis Club donates to Mount St. Mary's Foundation
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 06:55 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston recently presented a check for $5,000 to the Mount St. Mary's Foundation to benefit the Steve Washuta Cardiac Center at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. The funds were raised at the club's annual Kiwanis Clambake.
Grisanti: As storm wanes, please respect driving bans
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 06:50 pm
I hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound after this massive snowstorm has finally passed.
Taylor Swift to perform next week on 'The Voice'
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 06:50 pm
Seven-time Grammy Award winner Taylor Swift will perform her chart-topping new single "Blank Space" on the Tuesday, Nov. 25, telecast of NBC's Emmy Award-winning series "The Voice."
Holidays are happening along Niagara Wine Trail
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 06:50 pm
The wineries of the Niagara Wine Trail are ringing in the 2014 holiday season with their annual "Holiday Happening." The event will take place over two weekends, Dec. 5-7 and 12-14.
Buffalo Sabres: Goaltender Lieuwen recalled from Rochester
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 06:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has recalled goaltender Nathan Lieuwen from the Rochester Americans. The team has placed defenseman Josh Gorges on injured reserve.
'Snow-vember': Gov. Cuomo tours winter storm conditions in Western New York
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 06:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today visited Western New York to tour the current storm conditions, where there is between three and four feet of lake effect snow already on the ground and an additional amount of up to two feet expected in the coming days.
Handling extreme snowfall: Tips from the Snow & Ice Management Association
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 10:55 am
The 2014-15 winter season kicked off to a robust start as the Buffalo area recorded more than 50 inches of snow Tuesday-Wednesday, with up to another 24 inches predicted over the next few days.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Fall Wine Festival postponed
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 10:55 am
Due to the extreme weather conditions and hazardous driving conditions throughout Western New York, the Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association has postponed the Alumni Wine Festival that was scheduled for Thursday at First Niagara Center.
First Niagara Center box office, Sabres Store closed today
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 10:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the box office at First Niagara Center and the Sabres Store, located in the arena, will be closed today due to inclement weather.
Citizen preparedness training event in West Seneca postponed
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 08:30 am
The citizen preparedness training program event scheduled to take place at the West Seneca Senior Center Thursday has been postponed due to weather. A new date hasn't been scheduled yet.
Niagara County aiding Erie County in snow emergency
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 08:30 am
With intense early winter storms buffeting the Erie County south towns, Niagara County government and the highway departments of five towns are providing substantial support for cleanup efforts, the chairman of the Niagara County Legislature's Public Works Committee revealed Tuesday.
Wednesday update: Erie County officials urge residents to obey travel bans
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 08:15 am
Deputy Erie County Executive Rich Tobe was joined by county emergency personnel this morning to reinforce a state of emergency remains in Erie County and travel bans are still in effect. The storm is set to continue through Thursday evening and, in order to keep roads clear, people in Erie County must obey travel bans.
WNY Chapter Alzheimer's Association welcomes new board members, recognizes outstanding volunteers
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Alzheimer's Association, Western New York Chapter, is welcoming five new members to its board of directors when it conducts its annual meeting Nov. 20 at Pettibones Grille.
UB medical students bring 'Tar Wars' tobacco-free message to hundreds of fourth- and fifth-graders
Wed, Nov 19th 2014 07:00 am
As the "Great American Smokeout" gets adult smokers thinking about quitting this week, hundreds of elementary school children will learn from University at Buffalo medical students about why they should never start smoking, thanks to a national tobacco-free education program called "Tar Wars."
Schneiderman warns against price gouging during major snow event in Western New York
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:30 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging during major weather events.
National Fuel advises homeowners to avoid snow-related heating emergencies before they happen
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:30 pm
With more than two feet of snow accumulation across parts of Western New York and another big storm set to hit tonight and tomorrow, National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. reminds homeowners snow and ice pose a variety of safety and performance issues to their heating systems.
LPD helps in snowstorm
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:25 pm
Erie County Emergency Management reached out to neighboring counties for assistance with overwhelming weather-related incidents.
Schneiderman issues consumer alert for hiring snow removal contractors
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 10:25 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today issued a consumer alert offering tips for New Yorkers to avoid falling victim to unscrupulous snow removal contractors as winter approaches. By following several basic tips when hiring a contractor, consumers can help ensure quality work and avoid falling victim to scams.
NFP announces pumpkin-carving, Facebook contest winners
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 08:00 pm
Following a strong round of entries in its pumpkin-carving competition, and a string of new "Likes" on Facebook, Niagara Frontier Publications has announced the winners of its annual fall contests.
Niagara Hospice holds Light-A-Life ceremony
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:35 pm
The Niagara Hospice Alliance will hold the annual Light-A-Life Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6.
'So You Think You Can Dance' returns for 12th season in summer 2015
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:25 pm
FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-winning "So You Think You Can Dance" for a 12th season.
Tony-winning 'Frozen' star Idina Menzel releases "Baby, It's Cold Outside" music video featuring Michael Bublé
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:25 pm
Idina Menzel's music video for "Baby, It's Cold Outside," featuring Michael Bublé, is out today. Menzel and Bublé both channel their inner child as their young counterparts (played by Emily Carey and Harry Collett, respectively) serenade each other in this heartwarming visual, directed by Brett Sullivan.
Sharks at Sabres at 7:30 p.m. on NBCSN
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:25 pm
Logan Couture and the San Jose Sharks visit Drew Stafford and the Buffalo Sabres tonight in Buffalo. NHL coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with the interconference matchup.
Girl Scouts of Western New York to host two information sessions in Niagara Falls this December
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:20 pm
It's never too late for girls in grades K through 12 to join Girl Scouts, but why wait any longer to start the fun?
March of Dimes: Expectant moms and their babies to benefit from new project
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:05 pm
The March of Dimes announced a partnership with Catholic Health's Mercy Hospital of Buffalo and Sisters of Charity Hospital, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Kaleida Health's Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo, the Erie County Department of Health, the Niagara County Department of Health and the Health Foundation for Western & Central New York to implement the "Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait" program.
Sabres annual 'Fan Food Drive' set to begin
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 04:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will hold a "Fan Food Drive" at three home games during the month of November to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announces release of Canalside development RFP
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:45 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced a request for proposals has been released for the development of the South Aud Block site, which is in the heart of Canalside on Buffalo's waterfront.
'The Price Is Right' once again features Niagara USA
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:30 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the popular daytime game show "The Price Is Right" will once again offer the Niagara USA destination as a prize for a vacation.
Buffalo Sabres-Sharks game to be played as scheduled
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:15 pm
Tonight's Buffalo Sabres game against the San Jose Sharks, taking place at 7:30 p.m. at First Niagara Center, will be played as scheduled.
Poloncarz issues state of emergency in Erie County
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a state of emergency for Erie County due to the impact of a significant winter snowstorm and the aftereffects on public works and emergency services delivery in affected areas.
Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge and Carrie Underwood to perform on American Country Countdown Awards
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:00 pm
Country music heavyweights Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood, along with country's newest star, Brett Eldredge, will join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert on the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards.
Zappa Plays Zappa: 'One Size Fits All' 40th anniversary tour March 31 at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 03:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Zappa Plays Zappa: "One Size Fits All" 40th anniversary tour at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Travel prohibited in Lancaster, West Seneca, South Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Hamburg
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 12:30 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today issued an update on the lake effect snow in Western New York. The New York State Emergency Operations Center remains open as snow continues to fall to assist anyone in need of help due to these storms.
Empire State College at Cheektowaga to hold information sessions
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 12:25 pm
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessionss about its associate and bachelor's degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Suite 34, Cheektowaga, on:
Handyman, 'Cheers' and Pixar star John Ratzenberger visits Made in America stores
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 05:05 pm
"Cheers" and "Toy Story" star John Ratzenberger is touting products made locally at the Made in America Store. He will appear at three locations Wednesday, signing men's, women's and children's giftboxes that are bursting with domestically made goods.
Why your kid shouldn't be guzzling 'energy' drinks
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 01:05 pm
Anxiety, hypertension, elevated heart rates, interrupted sleep patterns and headaches are just some of the side effects commonly associated with energy drinks, and those problems are more pronounced in children, according to a recent University of Miami study.