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Countdown continues to two-night, star-studded 'American Idol XIV' finale
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:50 pm
The "American Idol XIV" two-part grand finale will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Tuesday, May 12 (9 p.m.), and Wednesday, May 13 (8-10:06 p.m.).
New series has Food Network stars sharing their 'Guilty Pleasures'
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:45 pm
For the first time Food Network stars reveal their best-kept and most intimate food secrets in "Guilty Pleasures," premiering Monday, May 25 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Niagara Falls: NTCC celebrates hospitality employees with 'Day of Appreciation'
Wed, May 6th 2015 03:10 pm
In recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week, and in preparation for the kickoff to the 2015 summer tourism season, the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. hosted a "Day of Appreciation" Wednesday for hospitality employees throughout Niagara County.
Video: Spicey Pickle hosts annual Cinco de Mayo 'NOOCH'-eating contest
Tue, May 5th 2015 10:10 pm
Seven competitors entered the culinary ring Tuesday to tackle the mighty "NOOCH" burrito, a 14-inch meat-on-meat tortilla with lettuce, tomato, cheese and medium sauce. The first one to finish would win The Spicey Pickle's eating competition.
Dates announced for 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:40 pm
WBFO Buffalo-Toronto and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra have announced the dates for the 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition: June 8, 9 and 11.
Niagara County offers free chronic disease self-management workshop series
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:35 pm
Join the Niagara County Department of Health for a free chronic disease self-management workshop series.
Daemen announces undergraduate, graduate commencement speakers
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
For the first-time ever, Daemen College will hold separate undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies, to be held May 16 at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Grand Island's Stephanie LoTempio takes the stage at Lincoln Center
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
Stephanie LoTempio, a Grand Island native and sophomore performance/music education major in the School of Music at Ithaca College, performed at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall with the Ithaca College Choir, Wind Ensemble and Contemporary Ensemble.
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper wins first North American Riverprize
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
The International RiverFoundation awarded Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper with the inaugural North American Riverprize, a prestigious global recognition for organizations demonstrating excellence and diversity in river restoration.
North Tonawanda's Emilie Fose selected for University of Dayton career immersion trip to DC
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
Emilie Fose of North Tonawanda was among the 27 students selected to attend this year's University of Dayton career immersion experience to Washington, D.C.
Daemen to hold groundbreaking for Academic and Wellness Center
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:05 pm
Daemen College will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking at 3:30 p.m. Friday for its new Academic and Wellness Center at 4433 Main St., Amherst, located across the street from the college's main campus. Building tours and a reception will follow the ceremony program.
Psychiatrist joins behavioral health team at Niagara Falls Memorial
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:05 pm
Viktor Yatsynovich, M.D., a psychiatrist with extensive experience in both outpatient and inpatient care, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
16 million watch 141st running of Kentucky Derby on NBC
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:05 pm
NBC Sports' coverage of American Pharoah's down-to-the-wire victory in Saturday's 141st Kentucky Derby averaged 16.0 million viewers - up 4 percent from last year (15.3 million for California Chrome's victory), according to final data provided by The Nielsen Company.
Therapy dogs return to UB Libraries
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:05 pm
The semester is winding down and the stress level is building. That can mean only one thing for University at Buffalo students: Therapy dogs to the rescue.
UB spinoff gets $2 million for research on cancer therapy
Tue, May 5th 2015 01:45 pm
For-Robin, a University at Buffalo spinoff company, has received a $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study and develop a promising potential treatment for breast and other types of cancer, UB and U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins have announced.
ZZ Top makes Fallsview Casino debut
Tue, May 5th 2015 01:40 pm
Paul Rodgers, Andy Kim also headed to Niagara Falls, Ontario.
FOX picks up a double d'ohse of 'The Simpsons,' renewing series for 27th and 28th seasons
Tue, May 5th 2015 01:30 pm
FOX has renewed "The Simpsons" for unprecedented 27th and 28th seasons, which will take the series to 625 episodes.
Events for STEM/STEAM Day at Niagara Power Vista announced
Tue, May 5th 2015 01:30 pm
In connection with STEM/STEAM Month, the New York Power Authority and WNY STEM will hold a STEM-STEAM Career Day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Niagara Power Vista.
Niagara River Greenway meetings announced
Mon, May 4th 2015 05:20 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will hold two meetings May 19 at the Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo. The executive committee will meet at 2 p.m. and the full commission will meet at 3 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public.
Collins, King and Rothfus aim to improve veteran halls with legislation
Mon, May 4th 2015 05:20 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins, Peter King (New York) and Keith Rothfus (Pennsylvania) today issued the following statement after introducing the Renovate and Enhance Veterans' Meeting Halls and Posts (REVAMP) Act.
Buffalo Philharmonic visits Artpark, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Old Fort Niagara, Canalside
Mon, May 4th 2015 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is planning a summer season wherein members will travel to 12 Western New York venues and perform 14 concerts in a month's time.
Empire State Development: Cameras start rolling in Buffalo on 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2'
Mon, May 4th 2015 05:00 pm
Empire State Development today announced filming has commenced in Buffalo for Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2."
Memorial's annual stroke fair to feature yoga demonstration, life coach presentation
Mon, May 4th 2015 04:55 pm
The focus will be on prevention when Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center holds "Time Lost is Brain Lost - Preventing and Treating Stroke," its sixth annual National Stroke Awareness Month health fair, from 2-5 p.m. May 14 in the Medical Center Auditorium.
Erie County: Poloncarz, officials promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 4th 2015 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined on the steps of the Edward A. Rath county office building Saturday by Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, Erie County Commissioner of Central Police Services John Glascott, elected officials, community members and officials from ABATE of NY Buffalo-Erie Chapter to start the motorcycle season with a call for increased safety and awareness.
Planning underway for Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Mon, May 4th 2015 07:00 am
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 16th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for you. The Cruise and Clambake, held rain or shine, is scheduled for Friday, July 10, at the Youngstown Yacht Club. Registration is now open for the event.
Interview: Colton Dixon's time is now
Sat, May 2nd 2015 11:55 pm
While Colton Dixon's Twitter followers have landed him an ice cream, he'd rather they gain a relationship with the one he follows.
Lewiston gets unexpected gift
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:10 am
Financials - good and not so good - were heard at the Lewiston Town Board session Monday.
Spring bird walk at Bond Lake Park
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
The Bond Lake Park Environmental and Beautification Committee invites area residents to participate in a spring bird walk from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 16, at Bond Lake Park.
Niagara Hospice to hold 15th Camp Hope
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice will hold its 15th Camp Hope for grieving children from June 26-28 at YMCA's Camp Kenan in Barker. Children ages 7 to 13 throughout Western New York who have lost a loved one through death - whether or not they ever received hospice care - are invited to enjoy this free and fun camp weekend.
Youngstown Heritage walking tours announced
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
Summer is approaching and the Youngstown Heritage Tours & Tourism Committee has announced its 2015 tour schedule. All walking tours are scheduled from June through October.
Niagara River Region Chamber honors Rivershore Inc. with Chairman's Award
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
Rivershore Inc. has been chosen as the 2015 Chairman's Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Kristen Trunzo.
DEC Siting Board hears many concerns
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:00 am
The state's Department of Environmental Conservation's Siting Board Issues Conference on the CWM Chemical Services expansion permit application came to an abrupt end Thursday in Youngstown.
Angel to Apple reopens at new location
Fri, May 1st 2015 09:00 pm
The third time will be the charm for the Village of Lewiston's popular clothing and shoe boutique, Angel to Apple.
Bella Strings founder, frontwoman Nina DiGregorio returns home for show at Riviera Theater
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:50 pm
Nina DiGregorio is bringing her dream, and her troupe, Bella Electric Strings, back to Western New York for a single performance at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Obit: Janet Bagdy
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:20 pm
Janet Bagdy, age 59, of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, formerly of Grand Island, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015.
Islanders compete at FT competition
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
David Wynne and Sara Frosolone both finished in the top three in the state at the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship on April 12 at a competition held at the U. S. Military Academy at West Point.
Lawn Mower Race receives sponsorship
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
Floyd Doring, founder of the Father's Day Lawn Mower Race, Classic Car Show & Kevin Doring 5K Walk and 10K Run, receives a sponsorship donation for the event from Todd Runions, sales manager of Northtown Volvo, Porsche & Land Rover of Buffalo.
Grand Island Town Board notes Memorial Library report
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
Grand Island Memorial Library is the 13th busiest library among the 36 libraries in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library system, according to the library's annual report that was discussed at Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting.
Collins Marine to hold open house
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
Anyone in the market to buy a boat is invited to Collins Marine for an open house Saturday, May 2, and Sunday, May 3.
Grand Island Board of Education Budget adopted in split vote
Fri, May 1st 2015 05:10 pm
The Grand Island Board of education adopted a budget of $58,114,136 for 2015-16 at its meeting Tuesday after whittling away at a proposed 2.26 percent tax increase.