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'The Great American Baking Show' premieres Thursday, Dec. 1
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:10 pm
On your marks, get set, bake! The most festive and friendliest competition on television is back. In a two-hour season premiere, "The Great American Baking Show" (formerly "The Great Holiday Baking Show") returns with slices of cake and plates of cookies, Thursday, Dec. 1 (9-11 p.m. EST), on ABC.
National joint task force on opioid abuse releases final report
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:05 pm
A joint task force convened by the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities - of which Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz is a member - released its final report, "A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis." It contains recommendations for leaders at all governmental levels to collaborate in fighting opioid abuse.
Shop local on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Grand Island Town Board proclaimed Nov. 26 as Small Business Saturday on the Island.
Scouts sort UNICEF coins for 38th year
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
For the 38th year, Grand Island Boy Scouts have served as money sorters in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF fundraiser that takes place each Halloween on the Island.
Pillows for Their Head drive underway
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
After several successful charity drives for the Response to Love Center at St. Adalbert's on Buffalo's East Side, an Island couple is organizing one more: a pillow drive for the poor.
Thanksgiving dinner for veterans in need
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:20 pm
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to homeless veterans and other needy veterans and their families on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Elderwood at Wheatfield welcomes new executive director
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:55 pm
Shannon Cayea has been named executive director of Elderwood at Wheatfield. The senior living campus consists of a nursing and assisted living community at 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., and an independent living apartment and patio home community at 100 Crestwood Court.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas celebrates annual dinner
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:55 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas celebrated its 78th annual dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10. Nearly 200 attendees gathered at the Rescue Fire Hall for the event.
Pappas recognizes Unyts, promotes community call to action
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:55 pm
Unyts Relationship Development Manager Karen Sorrentino was presented a proclamation at North Tonawanda's Nov. 1 Common Council meeting.
North Tonawanda Common Council OKs '17 budget
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:50 pm
North Tonawanda has officially adopted its 2017 budget. In a special session before Tuesday's regular meeting at City Hall, the Common Council unanimously approved the $36,424,619 general fund budget.
Niagara County Central Rotary, NCCC Rotaract clean up Route 31
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:50 pm
Members of the Niagara County Central Rotary and the Niagara County Community College Rotaract Club (sponsored by the Niagara County Central Rotary) recently came together to clean up the roadside of state Route 31 from Townline Road to Shawnee Road.
Robert and Lynda Engel make $500,000 gift to Levesque Scholarship
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 02:30 pm
A $500,000 gift from Robert and Lynda Engel will be used to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University.
Downtown Julie Brown, Tiffany join Seneca Gaming Corp. officials to open Pulse Arena
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 10:40 am
The ribbon was cut Thursday at the new Pulse Arena, located on the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino gaming floor. Special guests joined celebrity guests Downtown Julie Brown, Tiffany and members of the Buffalo Bills alumni at a kickoff party filled with appetizers, prizes and dancers.
Santa stopping by St. Peter R.C. School for 'Supper With Santa'
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:30 pm
Santa's sleigh will be making a stop in Lewiston on Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Peter R.C. School.
Physician's lecture at Niagara University addresses 'Underserved Medicine'
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:25 pm
The first lecture in a new Niagara University series on health care took place Nov. 3 in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences. The presentation by well-known physician Dr. David Holmes, titled "Underserved Medicine: Globally and Locally," kicked off a series that's sponsored by the Dr. John J. Hughes, '67 Endowment.
Lewiston Odd Fellows to collect Christmas donations
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:20 pm
From noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), will collect items for the needy at the Lewiston Christmas Walk. Members seek new or gently used hats, scarves, gloves, mittens and socks. Cans of soup with pull tops will also gratefully be accepted.
In latest 'Whos' news ... NBC celebrates 50th anniversary of 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:10 pm
The full version of the classic holiday musical special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" will air Friday, Nov. 25 (8 p.m.) on NBC.
Jessica Visser named vice president of patient care services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:10 pm
Jessica Visser, R.N., was named vice president of patient care services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. MSM President and CEO Gary C. Tucker, FACHE, made the announcement.
Erie County DPW Commissioner Loffredo announces retirement
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:10 pm
Erie County Department of Public Works Commissioner John Loffredo has announced his intention to retire at the end of January 2017, bringing to a close his five-year tenure as commissioner under the Poloncarz administration.
Empire State Development: Tonawanda taxpayers will receive relief following power plant closures
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:00 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced taxpayers in Tonawanda will receive assistance as part of the electric generation facility cessation mitigation program, which was enacted as part of the 2016-17 state budget.
Buffalo Sabres hire Kaleta as youth hockey ambassador
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced Patrick Kaleta has been hired to serve as the team's youth hockey ambassador. In this role, Kaleta will implement and manage the Buffalo Sabres' Learn to Play program.
Report: More than 40 percent of Erie County households struggle to afford basic necessities
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:00 pm
Forty-one percent of households in Erie County struggle to afford basic household necessities, including 26 percent who live above the federal poverty line and whose members are working, according to a report released by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County.
VIDEO: 'Transformers,' IMAX celebrate 10-year partnership
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 05:30 pm
IMAX and the popular "Transformers" franchise are marking a decade together in business. The video below shows how director and producer Michael Bay is using IMAX technology to film the next chapter in the battle between the Autobots and the Decepticons.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino welcomes Babyface to Niagara Falls
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 03:50 pm
Guests at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino can spend "An Evening with Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, Nov. 18, and start at $45.
Holiday festival set to begin
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 03:10 pm
2016 marks the 12th year for what has become a time-honored holiday tradition in Western New York. The Fairgrounds Festival of Lights at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg will flip the switch on more than 1 million twinkling lights on a newly expanded drive through route at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.
'Vaticanologist' John Allen addresses popularity & philosophy of Pope Francis during NU talk
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 03:05 pm
Nearly 300 students, faculty, staff, administrators and community members assembled in the Castellani Art Museum's main gallery to listen to a candid, unscripted presentation by "Vaticanologist" John L. Allen Jr.
The Brilliance to unveil hope-filled 'All Is Not Lost'
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 02:50 pm
In a world faced with suffering, division and hate, liturgical band The Brilliance is declaring that - even still - "All Is Not Lost," the title of their sophomore album, set to release Jan. 27, 2017.
'Thursday Night Football' debuts on NBC with Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 02:35 pm
The only network with two primetime NFL packages, NBC debuts "Thursday Night Football" this week, when Cam Newton and the NFC champion Carolina Panthers host Drew Brees and the division rival New Orleans Saints. Coverage starts at 7:30 p.m. ET with "Football Night in Carolina" on NBC.
Solving how harmless bacteria become an unwelcome guest
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 02:30 pm
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have received a $239,000 grant from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to study what happens when seemingly harmless bacteria overstay their welcome.
Editorial: Antibiotic resistance, superbugs pose serious threat to health
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 02:30 pm
We are living through exciting times of modern medicine where we can get treatment for many diseases, which were considered incurable in the past.
PHOTOS: Ribbon cut on Niagara Community Center
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 12:20 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, Niagara University and the Niagara Police Athletic League held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday to officially open The Niagara Community Center. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster delivered a proclamation commemorating the event, and lauding the venue's benefits to the Cataract City.
Higgins announces over $245,000 federal award for Launch NY
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced a federal grant totaling $245,460 for Launch NY through the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The award was funded through the EDA's Seed Fund Support Program, which is aimed at filling the gaps in early-stage capital for startup companies.
Jimmy Kimmel & Bono team up for second annual 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' (Red)
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
On Tuesday, Nov. 22, ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" is once again joining forces with Bono and (RED) for a special episode of the late-night program in an effort to raise awareness and money to help the fight against AIDS.
Crosby vs. Ovechkin - Washington Capitals host Pittsburgh Penguins on 'Wednesday Night Rivalry' on NBCSN
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
Two of the NHL's biggest stars of the past decade clash on "Wednesday Night Rivalry" this week, when Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals host Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
Buffalo Sabres' Zach Bogosian announces 'Casino for a Cause'
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian announced plans for "Casino for a Cause," which is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo.
DEC recognizes 8 New York businesses and organizations as innovation and sustainability leaders
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recognized eight organizations for state-of-the-art programs and commitment to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and economic viability at the 13th annual New York State Environmental Excellence Awards, held at Union College's Park Hall.
BBC Worldwide North America & Cineplex Events present a special screening of 'Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks' animated series
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:10 pm
BBC Worldwide North America and Cineplex Events will bring the popular sci-fi classic "Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks" to theaters across Canada on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in celebration of this lost story's 50th anniversary. "The Power of the Daleks" will also feature exclusive bonus content, including interviews with members of the original cast.
Thurman Thomas headlines honorees for Niagara University's President's Dinner
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:10 pm
Thurman L. Thomas, the retired Buffalo Bills running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer, headlines a slate of individuals who will be honored during Niagara University's President's Dinner Nov. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
Chris Collins to serve as congressional liaison to President-elect Trump's transition team
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, released the following statement after House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan announced Collins will serve as congressional liaison to President-elect Donald Trump's administration transition team.
Disney|ABC, IMAX & Marvel Television form innovative production, marketing, distribution agreement for 'Marvel's The Inhumans'
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 02:10 pm
IMAX Corp., Marvel Television (a unit of Marvel Entertainment) and Disney|ABC Television Group on Monday announced an innovative agreement to exclusively premiere the new ABC series "Marvel's The Inhumans" in IMAX commercial theaters, marking the first time a live-action television series has debuted in this manner.