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Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper: Locals to volunteer for Spring Shoreline Sweep
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:45 pm
Sites across Western New York are filling up fast with volunteers for Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper's annual Spring Shoreline Sweep, to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23.
Lew-Port Board OKs budget plan
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:35 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education approved the 2016-17 $43.091 million budget on Tuesday, before a short (but lively!) work session focused on policy review.
Hot from FOX: 'Megyn Kelly presents' to debut Tuesday, May 17
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:30 pm
FOX News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly's first primetime special, "Megyn Kelly presents," will premiere Tuesday, May 17 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX, followed by the premiere of new unscripted dating series Coupled (9 p.m.).
NBC announces 2016 'Sunday Night Football,' 'Thursday Night Football' schedules
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:30 pm
NBC, the only network with two primetime NFL packages - featuring "Sunday Night Football," America's No. 1 primetime television show for five consecutive years, and, for the first time "Thursday Night Football" - will broadcast 24 NFL games during the 2016 regular season.
Village of Lewiston: No increase in taxes; Planning Board sends variances to ZBA
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:30 pm
Following a half-dozen work sessions, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees is poised to present to the public a 2016-17 budget with no tax increase. The tax rate is set to remain at $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The sewer rate ($4.64 per 100 cubic feet) and the water rate ($3.54 per 100 cubic feet) also are expected to remain the same.
Penguin Days April 23-24 at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:25 pm
One of the most popular happenings in Western New York - Penguin Days - is at the Aquarium of Niagara April 23-24. This two-day event adds penguin encounters, crafts and science experiments to the aquarium's everyday events - and it's all free with general admission.
Exclusive 'Grimm' Jordan X for OHSU Doernbecher going, going ...
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:15 pm
In the NBC drama "Grimm," Nick Burkhardt is tasked with protecting humanity from supernatural creatures. At the Grimm Gala, a fundraising event hosted by the show's cast and crew earlier this year, the mission was slightly more tangible.
'Adele Live in New York City' returns Friday, May 6, with five additional songs
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:15 pm
Just two months prior to beginning her highly anticipated North American tour, multiple Grammy Award-winner Adele will star in the 90-minute NBC special "Adele Live in New York City" on Friday, May 6 (8 p.m.).
DEC's Angler Achievement Awards program begins another season
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:15 pm
The Department of Environmental Conservation's annual Angler Achievement Awards program that recognizes anglers who make exceptional catches begins its 27th season, DEC Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Eligibility expanded for water infrastructure grants with $175 million now available in round 2
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:10 pm
The Environmental Facilities Corp. today announced that, with the enacted state budget providing an additional $100 million this year in grants, it can now broaden eligibility for wastewater projects and provide a total of $175 million in grants through round two of the NYS Water Grants program.
Heart of Niagara 'Yappy Hour' at Buffalo Wild Wings Niagara Falls
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:10 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue invites the public to attend a "Yappy Hour" at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1594 Military Road, Niagara Falls, from 3-8 p.m. Friday, April 22.
Memorial Medical Center to hold free stroke awareness event
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:10 pm
Stroke strikes someone in the U.S. every 40 seconds. On May 4, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will make a major effort to keep area residents from inflating that statistic.
Buffalo Bills announce 2016 schedule
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 08:10 pm
Buffalo will open its 2016 regular season schedule on the road when the Bills travel to Baltimore to square off with the Ravens.
Artpark receives Greenway funding
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 01:45 pm
Artpark & Company was awarded $100,000 by the Host Communities Standing Committee at a re-vote Friday afternoon. The Town of Lewiston sponsored the funding request. Money will help offset costs associated with Artpark & Company's interactive children's and family festivals and programming.
Historic cardiology project receives state approval
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 10:30 am
Four Western New York health systems were granted state approval Thursday to implement an unprecedented collaboration that will make lifesaving cardiac care readily accessible to residents in Niagara County.
Gwen Stefani to be honored with 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards 'Hero' Award
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 10:20 am
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani, whose latest album "This Is What the Truth Feels Like," recently entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 1, will be honored with the 2016 RDMA "Hero" Award. Stefani is being recognized for the positive impact she has on fans, inspiring them to do good.
Cuomo signs legislation legalizing mixed martial arts in New York
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation Thursday authorizing competitive mixed martial arts in New York.
Hibbard's Custard is open!
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 05:15 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season earlier this week. Lewiston's landmark sweet-treatery is open from noon until 9 p.m. daily. Hours will expand as the weather warms.
Open casting call set for Disney Channel's 'High School Musical 4' via Disney Applause app
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:35 pm
A "High School Musical 4" open casting search via the Disney Applause app will begin on Monday, April 18, for young actors, singers and dancers ages 14-17.
Poloncarz, Sirén announce free admission week at Albright-Knox
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Albright-Knox Art Gallery Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén and art enthusiasts at the gallery to announce the return of free admission week for all Erie County residents.
Erie County: Poloncarz signs proclamation honoring military veterans
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (Ret.) Bill Callahan, public affairs officer for the Western New York Armed Forces Committee, in order to affix his signature to a proclamation prepared in advance of Armed Forces Week. The proclamation honors all U.S. veterans.
Stop, shop and swing: 'Springtime Swing Dance' at Elks Lodge in Tonawanda
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:20 pm
Swiftwater Business Association and Cats Like Us present a free dance event, "Springtime Swing Dance," from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at The Elks Lodge, 55 Main St., Tonawanda.
Camp Hope helps heal through fun
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:15 pm
Camp Hope, Niagara Hospice's free bereavement camp, helps children cope with grief.
Lewiston Council on the Arts: Elderwood sponsors free Monday concerts
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:05 pm
Elderwood at Wheatfield and Elderwood at Grand Island are supporting the efforts of the Lewiston Council on the Arts as sponsors of "Blue Mondays" and "Bluegrass Mondays" this summer.
UB architecture faculty projects win national awards
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:00 pm
A pair of projects designed by University at Buffalo architecture professors both received jury honors in an international awards competition that "honors the best of architecture worldwide."
Platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED honored with 4 Billboard Music Award nominations
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 01:50 pm
Platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED received four Billboard Music Award nominations this week, earning in all Christian categories, including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album ("EMPIRES") and Top Christian Song, where both "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" and "Touch The Sky" scored nods.
Hospitals team for charity hockey game
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 01:50 pm
Teams from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center played their third annual charity hockey game Friday, April 8, at a packed Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.
Doctor to discuss diabetes drug discovery during fifth annual Chu Lecture
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 01:45 pm
Snakes, lizards and Gila monsters play an important role in this year's David Chu Lecture presented by the University at Buffalo department of pharmaceutical sciences.
NYS Tax Department offers last-minute tips as April 18 deadline nears
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 12:05 pm
With the clock ticking down to the April 18 deadline, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today offered tips to the 2.5 million taxpayers who haven't yet filed their returns.
Aquarium of Niagara: 'Au-Some Aquarium' program offers sensory-friendly fun for children with autism
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:50 am
The Aquarium of Niagara has launched its "Au-Some Aquarium" program, developed in partnership with Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and occupational therapy students at D'Youville College.
1199SEIU, Memorial approve collective bargaining agreement
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:50 am
Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East approved a three-and-a-half-year collective bargaining agreement with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in balloting held Tuesday at the medical center.
University Express brings learning, fun together for spring 2016 semester
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:30 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Retired & Senior Volunteer Program ("RSVP") has announced the spring 2016 University Express lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from seniors interested in taking one or more of the classes being offered.
HAL offers program on aviation, aircraft
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:30 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's April program is "Aviation History on the Niagara Frontier - The Bell Aircraft Corp." John Percy will present a program on Larry Bell's aircraft challenges and accomplishments.
Town of Niagara Lions Club offers free breakfast for seniors
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:20 am
Attention all senior citizens: The Town of Niagara Lions Club is hosting a free pancake breakfast for all seniors on Saturday, April 23.
UB is ready to tell its story worldwide, with Buffalo at the heart of it
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:15 am
The University at Buffalo will begin telling its story worldwide in a more compelling and cohesive way with the launch Tuesday of a new identity and brand strategy for the institution.
Empire State Development announces next step toward establishing Western New York Workforce Training Center
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 09:30 pm
Empire State Development today announced the next step toward establishing the Western New York Workforce Training Center, a new hub that will focus primarily on training for careers in the advanced manufacturing and energy sectors.
Yes. ... And it counts! Marv Albert, Doug Collins, Craig Sager to call Team USA Men's Basketball and gold medal game for NBC Olympics in RIO
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 09:30 pm
Legendary basketball play-by-play broadcaster Marv Albert returns to the Olympics to call Team USA men's basketball for the first time since the U.S. men captured gold in Atlanta in 1996. He will be joined by former NBA head coach and 1972 U.S. Olympian Doug Collins, and reporter Craig Sager, working his fifth consecutive Olympics for NBC.
Cal O'Reilly assigned to Rochester
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 09:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned forward Cal O'Reilly to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Ortt, Senate pass bill expanding critical health benefits for volunteer firefighters
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 09:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced the New York State Senate passed legislation on Monday that would provide volunteer firefighters with more health benefits as they continue to put their lives on the line to protect others.
Buffalo leads all local markets for NHL coverage on NBC/NBCSN
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 06:00 pm
Led by strong "Wednesday Night Rivalry" and "Sunday Night Hockey" viewership, the 2015-16 NHL regular season on NBCSN averaged 378,000 viewers to rank as the most-watched full regular season in network history, and the most-watched on cable since the 1993-94 season, according to data provided by The Nielsen Company.
 

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