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Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $2.49 million in funding for business & entrepreneurial investment in WNY
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 04:00 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted on Monday to recommend $2,490,000 in funding to three entities in the region, including Campus Labs, 43North and PostProcess Technologies.
NBC Sports launches 'Thursday Night Football' marketing campaign
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:55 pm
NBC Sports is launching "Thursday Night Football" on NBC with a comprehensive marketing campaign that includes unprecedented customized content produced in conjunction with NBC Entertainment, as well as Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures.
Bowl for the animals
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
On Sunday, Nov. 20, Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc. will host a fundraiser titled "Family Bowling Afternoon" at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St.
Kenan Center launches musical performances at Taylor Theater
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
Traditional holiday music re-imagined by jazz quintet What Would Mingus Do? will be the first in a series of performances in the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater in Lockport. The concerts will feature two 45-minute sets and take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3.
Lewiston Choraleers kick off holiday music series with Lewiston Christmas Walk performance
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will kick off its popular holiday concert series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston. The performance will be part of the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Shoppe on Main for the holidays
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
Shoppe On Main, 2714 Main Street Newfane, will host its holiday shopping weekend Nov. 18-20. Extended hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. Customers can enjoy cookies and tea and, by shopping in store, help to support more than 50 local artists.
Santa Claus landing on Old Falls Street in a Rainbow Air Helicopter
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:05 pm
Santa Claus is coming to town - and he's arriving by Rainbow Air Helicopter. The public is invited to witness this free, first-time event as Santa arrives on Old Falls Street, USA, at the cross-section of Rainbow Boulevard, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19.
Clyde's Feed welcomes customers to 2016 Purina 'Check-R-Board Days'
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:00 pm
Clyde's Feed had announced its 2016 Purina "Check-R-Board Days," a customer appreciation event, will take place at both locations (3972 Lockport Olcott Road, Lockport; and 351 Union St., Hamburg) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. Customers can take advantage of special savings on select items throughout the store.
A super moon
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 11:30 am
The closest supermoon in nearly 70 years was visible Sunday night and then appeared even closer about 20 minutes after 6 on Monday morning.
Tickets now on sale for 2016 Lewiston Tour of Homes
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for its 12th annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 3-4 in historic Lewiston.
Care-n-Share looks to make holidays better for families in need
Sat, Nov 12th 2016 07:00 am
Care-n-Share food pantry is working to make Thanksgiving and Christmas a little nicer for families in need.
Town of Lewiston moves toward adoption of final budget
Sat, Nov 12th 2016 07:00 am
As the drop-dead day nears for adoption of the Town of Lewiston's $16.820 million final budget for 2017, the Town Board spent the past week in discussions, first Monday with the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees, and then on Wednesday, hearing from residents in a lightly attended public hearing at Town Hall.
Statement from DEC & DOH on air quality monitoring of Bethlehem Steel fire in Lackawanna
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 09:50 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Department of Health emergency response personnel, New York State Office of Emergency Management and New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control worked along with local fire department and emergency responders to advise on round-the-clock air quality data for any public health impacts to public and the environment.
Grand Island: State still prefers Option 3 for West River Connector Trail
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:40 pm
The state is moving ahead with Option 3 of the West River Connector Trail, closing the West River Parkway to motor vehicle traffic.
HANCI Senior Prom a 'historical success'
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:35 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. reports the recent 2016 HANCI Senior Prom was a "historical success," with more than 375 seniors and students participating in the signature event.
Family Promise of WNY takes home top prize at Pitch 10
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:30 pm
Family Promise of WNY, a community organization providing temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness within Western New York, took first at the inaugural Pitch 10 on Thursday evening. The event was organized by United Way of Buffalo and Erie County's Next Generation United.
Jesus Culture's Chris Quilala releases debut solo album, 'Split the Sky'
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:30 pm
Jesus Culture Music's worship leader Chris Quilala has released his solo debut project, "Split the Sky." This release follows the 48-hour exclusive stream at Noisetrade earlier this week.
Celebrating veterans
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:25 pm
'DWTS': 5 couples remain as competition heats up for semifinals, each couple performs two new dances
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:25 pm
The five remaining couples advance to the semifinals in one of the show's tightest competitions ever, on "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, Nov. 14 (8-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. Each couple will dance two dances - one being a style the couple has not danced to yet, and the second being a trio dance, in which each celebrity couple will dance with a third dancer.
Amherst Skating Club hosts annual figure skating competition
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 01:50 pm
The 29th annual Amherst Invitational will take place this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13, at the Northtown Center. The event is free for the public to attend. It runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday; while Sunday's events will begin at 9 a.m. and are scheduled to conclude around 1 p.m.
Niagara Arts Guild to host decorative painter
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:45 am
The next meeting of the Niagara Arts Guild will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Dale Center, 33 Ontario St., Lockport. Donna McMichael will demonstrate her skills in decorative painting.
Light Up the Boulevard on Nov. 19
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:30 am
With the holiday season quickly approaching, the excitement is building for the fifth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities. A joint venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island, especially the Recreation Department, this community event will take place Saturday, Nov. 19.
First historic homes plaque presented
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:30 am
The Town of Grand Island Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented its first historic homes plaque to Susan Myers, 2488 Whitehaven Road, on Saturday, Nov. 5. The plaque reads "Circa 1865."
Hymn festival to kick off Reformation celebrations
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:15 am
Under the leadership of David Werth, music director of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Wheatfield, representatives of seven local Lutheran churches have planned a year-long series of public events ending in October 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Niagara BOCES inducts students into National Technical Honor Society
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:10 am
Students from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society for maintaining an 89.5 percent average in their career and technical education programs and an 84.5 percent average at their high schools.
Wheatfield adopts 2017 budget
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:10 am
The Wheatfield Town Board adopted the town's 2017 budget on Monday. It provides a minimal tax cut to a typical homeowner.
Frosty's in town
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:05 am
Drivers passing the corner of Military and Packard roads have likely noticed a new man in town.
Buffalo Sabres recall Justin Falk
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Friday announced the team recalled defenseman Justin Falk from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Music superstar Faith Hill to release 'Deep Tracks' on Nov. 18 via Warner Bros. Records
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
Multiplatinum, five-time Grammy Award-winning superstar Faith Hill will release an album titled "Deep Tracks" on Nov. 18 via Warner Bros. Records.
Chris Tomlin announces 2017 'Worship Night In America' Tour
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
Grammy winner Chris Tomlin continues to work to bring the church together in unity and prayer with his "Worship Night In America" Tour, kicking off April 4, 2017. Featuring Tomlin, Big Daddy Weave, Phil Wickham, Zach Williams, Mosaic MSC and Jason Barton, the tour will make 23 stops across the U.S., filling arenas with thousands of voices lifted in praise.
Niagara University makes Military Times' List of Best Colleges for Veterans
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
Niagara University is one of the nation's top institutions when it comes to embracing America's veterans as students, according to comprehensive results released by Military Times.
Poloncarz schedules public meetings on proposed 2017 budget
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced two upcoming public presentations of his proposed 2017 Erie County budget designed to give county residents details on what is contained in the proposal and also allow for discussion and questions.
Schneiderman releases updated resource guide to keep veterans & troops current on consumer, legal protections
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 10:35 am
In honor of Veteran's Day, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has released an updated resource guide and website to provide veterans and active duty military personnel with information related to the education, consumer protection and legal benefits available to them during and after active military service.
Program to address care of children with special needs
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 07:00 am
A new program dedicated to providing service coordination and care management services to young people with special needs will present an introductory seminar Nov. 17 in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center auditorium.
It's 'The Chew' to the rescue for Thanksgiving tips
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 07:00 am
Never fear, "The Chew" has the tips, tricks and recipes you need for a flawless and fabulous Thanksgiving feast!
J. Fitzgerald Group named agency of record for UBMD Physicians' Group
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:35 pm
J. Fitzgerald Group, an international marketing and communications firm based in Lockport, has been named the agency of record for UBMD Physicians' Group, Western New York's largest medical group.
Mouse Pad, of 360 PSG, takes home 3 of 6 awards at Town Ballroom Music Is Art benefit event
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:20 pm
Buffalo-based not-for-profit Music Is Art hosted its second annual "Battle of the Corporate Bands" this past Saturday at the iconic local music venue The Town Ballroom.
Give for Greatness grant applications now being accepted
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced grant applications are now being accepted for its Give for Greatness program. Up to 35 grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Switchfoot announces 'Cold Turkey Party Live' from The Hollywood Palladium
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 05:10 pm
Multiplatinum-selling, Grammy-winning band Switchfoot has announced it's teamed up with Live Nation for the first "Cold Turkey Party."
'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to help families in need of holiday meals
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:50 pm
In an effort to provide holiday meals to hungry local families, the 11th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger," presented by 97 Rock and co-sponsored by WKBW-TV Channel 7, will be held from 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, through 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, in the Eastern Hills Mall parking lot, 4545 Transit Road in Williamsville.