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Kelsea Ballerini brings first headlining tour to Buffalo
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 07:00 am
Kelsea Ballerini, whom Billboard called "Country's Next Queen," will bring the smile, the charm, the words, the spark to the sold-out Town Ballroom on Saturday, Dec. 3.
'Deposits for Food' spreads holiday cheer to area food pantries
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:25 am
Angelo Sarkees of Lewiston has begun his fourth year of "Deposits for Food" (D4F), a collection of returnable container and scrap metal to benefit three Niagara County food pantries: Community Missions, Heart, Love and Soul, and Care and Share of Ransomville.
Colts host Steelers on Thanksgiving Night on NBC; Chiefs visit Broncos in pivotal AFC West showdown on 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:20 am
NBC Sports presents a pair of pivotal AFC matchups this holiday week, beginning on Thanksgiving night in Indianapolis, when Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5) visit T.Y. Hilton and the Colts (5-5) at Lucas Oil Stadium at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Polar bears on the move
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:20 am
On Monday, three polar bears from three different zoos traveled a combined 1,600 miles to their new homes. The Buffalo Zoo teamed up with the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison, Wisconsin, as part of a species survival plan recommendation to support polar bear conservation.
#GivingTuesday is back
Thu, Nov 24th 2016 01:00 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier has big plans for Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday), which is Nov. 29. More than 100 volunteers will visit the agency as part of the event, while many collections throughout the area are also planned.
New fall games are getting gamers excited
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:55 pm
It's a brand new season for gamers. With many new titles coming out from big developers, there is plenty of new content for gamers to be excited about.
Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream taking Western New York by storm this winter
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:35 pm
In 2007, Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream was started by two lifelong friends turned Lockport High School teachers. Today, Erik Bernardi, who teaches biology, and Jason Wulf, who is an art teacher, have made Lake Effect into an award-winning ice cream shop.
Disability and dance!
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:00 pm
Have you ever seen a disabled person dancing? Nowadays, seeing people in wheelchairs is not as shocking as a few decades ago. Nevertheless, even today, dancers with disabilities appear in peoples' minds as surprising and inspiring artists.
NFL TV ratings have fallen and they can't get up
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:00 pm
"Williams is the running back," Al Michaels states, laying the foundation for one of the most memorable plays in NFL history. "The ball is snapped. Play action. Aaand Manning's going to heave one. ..."
Kahlil Dukes and his long, winding road to Niagara
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 10:00 pm
The path to success for Niagara University men's basketball player Kahlil Dukes has not been the easiest to come by. The redshirt junior has had an up and down college career that has taken him all across the country.
Red Kettle campaign underway
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:50 pm
The Salvation Army Tonawanda Corps recently began its Red Kettle campaign at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda.
Celebration of art: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara members share their creative works
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:45 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara and the Niagara County Chapter of the New York State Council on the Arts hosted an art exhibition and reception on Nov. 16, which featured works created by individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the agency's fine arts program.
Gateway Cities Winter Walk offers family fun, shopping specials
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:40 pm
North Tonawanda's Webster Street will become home to a host of holiday festivities as local businesses and organizations come together to offer the annual Gateway Cities Winter Walk beginning Friday, Dec. 2, and running until Sunday, Dec. 4.
'Everyone deserves to be heard'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:05 pm
For the first time, the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association awarded a non-teacher a mini grant. Susan Gentile, secretary at the middle school, was recognized by the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education at the November meeting for receiving a $500 mini grant to purchase wireless microphones for use in the middle school musical and drama productions.
North Tonawanda churches rally together with local schools to bring a 'Box of Hope' to community
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:00 pm
"Box of Hope" consists of three different events or outreaches meant to reach needs specific to that time of year and in way that is important "because it addresses every single tier of Maslow's hierarchy of human needs. One of these tiers is essential needs, like food and water, which is always provided through the different outreaches of 'Box of Hope.' "
A day in the life of a student-athlete
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 07:00 pm
Life as a student-athlete in college isn't all fun and games; it is a nonstop grind that leaves athletes both physically and mentally exhausted at the end of every day.
How to become a successful beauty guru
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 06:05 pm
There are many routes to success, but the ever-growing one is being a YouTube star.
College Fashionista gives NU student spotlight to shine
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 05:00 pm
Niagara University sophomore Grace Billiski shares how College Fashionista is helping her career for the future.
Living with multiple sclerosis: How one couple continues to fight it together
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:35 pm
Multiple sclerosis, a chronic illness, creates a constant battle with exhaustion, body aches and muscle spasms.
Concussions: Impact and protocol at local high school
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
Protocol has changed over the years on how to treat athletes who are suspected or have suffered a concussion.
NU men's hockey tries to turn around season after early struggles
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
The Niagara University Purple Eagles men's hockey team got off to a rough start to its 2016-17 season.
Is fake news replacing real news?
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
In today's world, it is said that the young generations get their news almost completely from Facebook rather than actual news sites, but can they trust it?
Forgotten and unforgettable Stanley Cup performances
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
Many consider the Stanley Cup to be the most prestigious trophy in all of sports. It is also one of the most difficult to win.
North Tonawanda Christmas Caroling Trailer back for 3rd year of spreading cheer
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
Like Buddy the Elf, a group of friends is helping spread Christmas cheer around North Tonawanda. As they build their display and great ready for their busy holiday season, like Santa busy at his workshop, they want to let everyone know carolers are coming to town.
Christmas: What would it be without holiday eats & treats?
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
What better way to end the year than with Christmas cheer? Food is the one essential variable that brings people together during the holiday season.
Black Friday: The dark side of the holiday season
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
Every year on Thanksgiving, stores all around the U.S. open for the biggest shopping day of the year. On Black Friday, people flock to stores around their area for special offers by retailers. It is noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, because the prices and deals are exceptional this time of year.
Historic Bethlehem Steel plant turns to inferno
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
It was not just another weekday morning for the residents of Bethlehem Park, as they woke up to see a massive black cloud covering the sky. It happened to be coming from their neighboring steel plant, now known as Steel Works Industrial Park.
The story behind a once well-known Niagara Falls Boulevard landmark
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:30 pm
Before both Melvin and Elton were even born, their parents, Edwin and Lily DeVantier, opened the stand in front of their house at 2761 Niagara Falls Blvd.
The Stock Car Boys: Racing to be top new thing
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
If you live in Western New York, chances are you probably haven't heard of the local, alternative band The Stock Car Boys. There isn't anything wrong with that, as the band is relatively new and has a small following, but the band is gaining a following nonetheless.
'Spelling' is 'Resplendent': A Glimpse at Niagara University's production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
Niagara University has produced many grand musicals in the past. In a typical production, the set is elaborate, the costumes are heavily decorated, and numerous actors are present onstage.
Obstacles of theater profession showcased on 'Stage Door'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
As a young girl, Rachael Buchanan had an inner passion for the stage. Never was there a defining moment that particularly sparked Buchanan's interest in acting, but an underlying feeling from within that she just couldn't ignore.
The fine act of balancing college sports
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
College can be heavily stressful. The workload given each week is massive, homework and exams are tremendously difficult, not to mention trying to balance all of this and a social life. Take into consideration juggling a sport.
Niagara University's Alliance provides 'Safe Place' for LGBT+ youth
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Niagara University's Alliance has an annual program called "Awesome People Say Awesome Things," or APSAT, that encourages students to get involved with a community they might not necessarily have previously been in.
Julia Casolo strives for greatness in her collegiate swimming career
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:00 am
"This season I've been trying to remind myself during practice of the immense happiness I felt after winning MAACs my sophomore year. Keeping this feeling in my head helps remind me of what I'm working so hard towards," Julia Casolo said after finishing off a challenging afternoon practice.
'Dancing with the Stars' reveals season 23 champions
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:20 am
The votes from Nov. 21 were combined along with the judges' points from the "24-Hour Fusion Challenge" to determine the winner. At the end of the night at The Grove, Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy were crowned season 23 champions and presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
Laurie Hernandez joins cast of 'Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:15 am
"Dancing with the Stars' " newest Mirrorball trophy winner, Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, will join her partner Val Chmerkovskiy this winter in "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance" tour.
Al Roker & Hoda Kotb ring in new year co-hosting 128th Rose Parade Celebrating NBC's 90th year of coverage
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:15 am
Al Roker, the weather anchor for NBC's "Today," and Hoda Kotb, co-host of "Today's" fourth hour, will welcome 2017 co-hosting NBC's live, high-definition coverage of the 128th Rose Parade from Pasadena, California, on Monday, Jan. 2 (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET).
Rhoney appointed coroner
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:15 am
A retired Niagara County Sheriff's deputy was appointed 3rd District coroner on Tuesday at a short meeting of the Niagara County Legislature.
Trumpism has won over America ... but what is Trumpism?
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:00 am
This presidential election had an outcome many did not expect, in this election the 70-year-old billionaire known for his phrase "You're fired" that lost three of out three debates, has no political background or experience to qualify him to be president won the presidency.
Purple Eagles open strong
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 11, the Niagara University women's basketball team opened up their season with a home opener against St. Bonaventure.