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Syfy's 'Helix' infects Steven Weber and Matt Long
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Syfy announced Steven Weber ("Wings") and Matt Long ("Mad Men") have joined the cast of its mysterious viral thriller "Helix."
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 2015 community arts, arts education, individual artist grants available for Erie, Niagara
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. has announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants in Erie and Niagara counties.
Keeping beauty alive
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Dave Haseley is one of the Town of Niagara Highway Department workers who are making sure the hanging baskets and pots of flowers along Military Road that were installed by the town's Beautification Committee remain lush and beautiful with regular watering.
Obit: Genevieve Weber
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Genevieve (née Gelia) Weber, entered into rest July 31, 2014, at the age of 87.
Obit: Elizabeth Baker
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Elizabeth Baker of Dania Beach, Florida, died Aug. 2, 2014 at what she called "the wonderful age of 94."
Grand Island Fire Co. Call Summary for Aug. 8, 2014
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The following incidents occurred from July 28 to Aug. 3, as reported by the Grand Island Fire Co. A total of 26 calls were answered by the department during this period. The GIFC has now responded to 876 calls so far this year, 50 more than at the same point a year ago.
Erie County Sheriff's Office Report for Aug. 8, 2014
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The Erie County Sheriff's Office responded to 375 calls from July 19 to Aug. 1. Below is a sampling of the noteworthy incidents on Grand Island.
'Moosestock' at Moose Lodge 584
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Today, Dave Stayner, No Vacancy, Moose Allstar Band and Zak Ward will perform at Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584, in what organizers are calling "One day of Peace, Love and Music: Moosestock 2014."
Grand Island: Miracle League playground open for play
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 01:30 pm
The new disability-friendly playground in Veterans Park, part of the Miracle League complex, is now complete and open for play "for the whole Western New York community," said R.J. Wynne, president of the Miracle League of Grand Island and Western New York.
Ice cream social fundraiser
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 01:00 pm
The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF will be raising funds Saturday, Aug. 16, to provide mothers and babies with immunizations to prevent maternal and neonatal tetanus.
DEC extends CWM public comment period again
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 01:00 pm
The state Department of Environmental Conservation Facility Siting Board and DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced this week the DEC would extend, yet again, the public commentary period on the CWM Chemical Services expansion/new hazardous waste proposal application before the agency.
Town of Niagara Police Blotter for Aug. 14, 2014
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:50 am
The following is a sampling of calls received by the Town of Niagara Police between Aug. 4 and 8.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Audits, taxes and insurance costs focus of school board meeting
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:45 am
District residents expressed frustration with policies at the Aug. 6 Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District school board meeting.
Niagara County Department of Health plans disaster animal sheltering exercise with free microchipping
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
The Department of Homeland Security requires county emergency management plans to demonstrate animal management capabilities in disasters. Specific capabilities include emergency animal sheltering, and animal identification and tracking mechanisms to minimize the time and economic resources expended in the animal-owner reunification process in disasters.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces Class of 2014 inductees
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
The president of VH1, a legendary punk rocker, a guitar-picking rock critic and a bevy of horn players will be among the Class of 2014 inductees entering the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.
Collins helps secure $176,703 in grants for two local fire companies
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $176,703 in federal funding for two local fire companies: Naples Fire Department in Livingston County, and Rapids Fire Co. in the Town of Lockport. The grants were allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is designed to help fire responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.

"Providing the necessary funding for our first responders is an excellent use of federal resources," Collins said.

Time Warner Cable deploys AMBER Alert to cable technicians
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
Time Warner Cable has announced that all of its 18,000 cable technicians around the country have been deployed with technology that allows them to receive AMBER Alerts when they are in the area of an active alert, and training to be vigilant and contact law enforcement if they see the abducted child.
NTCC partners with City of Niagara Falls to implement multilingual signage for international visitors
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has partnered with the City of Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Police Department to implement multilingual signage throughout the city in an effort to provide a friendly reminder to international visitors to keep their valuables in check while vacationing to the region.
Boys of Summer headline corvette cruise-in on Old Falls Street
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
The corvettes are coming! The corvettes are coming! Old Falls Street is welcoming the Corvettes of Buffalo during the group's 10th annual caravan weekend, this Saturday, Aug. 16, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Only six remain on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Rudy Abreu and Tanisha Belnap were eliminated Wednesday on "So You Think You Can Dance," after America's vote was revealed.
Higgins presents Congressional Award medals to three local students
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently presented three local students with the Congressional Award Medal.
Sevenson drivers honored for safety behind the wheel
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Sevenson Environmental Services Inc. of Niagara Falls has honored four of its tractor-trailer drivers for a combined 1.2 million miles of safe driving.
'NBCSN Sunday Sports Report' debuts Sunday
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
NBC Sports Group will debut "NBCSN Sunday Sports Report," a weekly one-hour program that will showcase the news and highlights of the sports properties that primarily air on NBC and NBCSN, this Sunday, Aug. 17, at 11:30 p.m. on NBCSN.
Ceretto applauds extension of public comment period on CWM expansion
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto applauded the decision of the state Department of Environmental Conservation to extend the public comment period on the proposed expansion of the CWM landfill by 45 days to Oct. 20. Ceretto sent a letter to the DEC commissioner asking for this extension to be granted.
Public comment period on CWM landfill proceeding extended to Oct. 20
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
The facility siting board and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens extended the public comment period by 45 days for Chemical Waste Management's application to construct and operate a new landfill at the company's existing facility in the towns of Porter and Lewiston due to extensive public interest and requests for additional time to comment on the permit application.
Niagara University professor appointed secretary treasurer of AIS special interest group
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
Dr. Anna McNab, assistant professor of management at Niagara University, has been appointed secretary treasurer of AIS SIGHCI, the special interest group on human-computer interaction that is affiliated with the Association for Information Systems, the highest level organization for information systems professionals around the world.
'Journey of the Noble Gnarble' presented in Youngstown
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
The Village of Youngstown Recreation Department summer drama camp will present the play "Journey of the Noble Gnarble" Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Red Brick Schoolhouse gymnasium. Admission is free.
Gia Arnold ends campaign
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:00 am
It is with sincerest apologies that I must step away from actively campaigning this election cycle.
Seniors with pets: The untapped pet travel market
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 07:00 am
More and more people are traveling with their pets these days, and businesses are taking notice. Pet-friendly business practices are popping up all over - from banks that open their doors to both pets and people, to restaurants with special doggie menus, to pet-friendly hotels that offer canine guests a specially crafted welcome basket.
Niagara University named to Princeton Review's 'Best in Northeast,' 'Green' lists
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm
Niagara University is among the best and most environmentally friendly colleges in the entire Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.
'Dancing With The Stars' announces pro dancers battling to win Mirrorball Trophy
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm
The competition is already beginning for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy. "Dancing with the Stars' " new cast of pro dancers was revealed this morning exclusively on "Good Morning America."
'The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic' to air this fall
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm
"The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic" is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Peach Queen court prepares for pageant
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm
The Peach Queen contestants have been busy attending events and volunteering, and recently participated in two new events.
Goo Goo Dolls to live-stream Philadelphia show Aug. 17 in partnership with Live Nation, Yahoo!
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
The Goo Goo Dolls have partnered up with Live Nation and Yahoo! to live-stream their Aug. 17 concert live from Susquehanna Bank Center in Philadelphia. This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen. You can watch the Goo Goo Dolls show live at 9 p.m.
Niagara University offering backpacking trip through Vietnam
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
Niagara University is set to offer a 20-day backpacking expedition through Vietnam May 17-June 5, 2015.
Higgins stands with FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai in opposition to sports blackouts
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
Standing with Congressman Brian Higgins in Buffalo Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai announced his support for eliminating the FCC's sports blackout rule.
OUN: Talent show applications accepted through Aug. 22
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
All individuals age 14 and above with a developmental disability living in or attending school/program in Niagara County are invited to tryout for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara talent show.
Queen City Roller Girls qualify for Women's Flat Track Derby Association playoffs
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
The Women's Flat Track Derby Association has announced Queen City Roller Girls qualified as the No. 2 seed for the 2014 WFTDA Division 2 playoffs in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario (Aug. 22-24).
First Niagara, Buffalo Bisons host a baseball clinic for local underserved children
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 01:20 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Bisons are teaming up to provide a baseball clinic for children enrolled in the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program. The clinic will take place Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. until noon at Coca-Cola Field.