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Wheatfield Family Picnic returns - with a fine, feathered guest
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:00 am
A decades-long tradition will continue Aug. 23, when the Wheatfield Family Picnic takes place at Fairmount Park on Nash Road.
Rickey Medlocke: Lynyrd Skynyrd will entertain Artpark audience with timeless rock songs
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 08:25 pm
Some folks like to say Lynyrd Skynyrd broke Artpark - but in a good way.
Dave & Buster's now hiring 100 positions for new Walden Galleria location
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:35 pm
Dave & Buster's is looking to hire 100 enthusiastic individuals to join the team at its new, improved Western New York location.
Newly revealed 'Pretty Little Liars' 'A' actress, Vanessa Ray, will make her first public appearance at D23 Expo 2015
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:30 pm
Fans of the hit original series "Pretty Little Liars" can meet the recently unveiled "A," played by actress Vanessa Ray, at the Disney|ABC TV Pavilion booth, located on the show floor, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at at D23 Expo 2015.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' names Jose Juarez winner of 'LIVE's Search for America's New Grill Star'
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:30 pm
On today's "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," Jose Juarez from Ocala, Florida, was named the winner of "LIVE's Search for America's New Grill Star." Juarez receives the grand prize check for $10,000 and the chance to showcase his grilling skills in five webisodes airing on the "LIVE" website and
Lewiston: Favorite's Pizzeria serves up scholarships for Artpark Rock Camp
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:25 pm
Favorite's Pizzeria of Lewiston generously provided two scholarships for Artpark "Rock Camp" (Aug. 17-22). After an application and selection process, scholarships were awarded to Lauryn Andrews, 15, of Lewiston, and Sarah Lester, 11, of Youngstown (pictured with Favorite's employees).
Ortt announces $47,340 in state aid for three Niagara County libraries
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:25 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt has announced more than $47,000 in state funding was awarded to three public libraries in Niagara County in need of upgrades. The money was secured in the 2014-15 state budget as part of the $14 million capital funding program for construction and renovation of public libraries and public library systems in New York.
Erie County senior services department receives grant to assist unemployed adults to rejoin workforce
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services was awarded a grant of $780,169 from Senior Service America Inc. Almost 90 percent of this grant, which originated from the U.S. Department of Labor, will pay wages and benefits to at least 126 low-income older adults living in Erie County.
Taste of Niagara Falls Food Festival calls for additional vendors
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:25 pm
More than 25 area restaurants are expected to showcase their culinary expertise during the inaugural Taste of Niagara Falls, on Old Falls Street, USA. The two-day family-friendly food festival is planned for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5 and 6, from noon to 8 p.m.
Ortt meets with steering committee, tours site for proposed WNY First Response & Preparedness Center
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:25 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt met with steering committee members Thursday to discuss and tour the grounds of the proposed WNY First Response & Preparedness Center at the site of the former Niagara Falls U.S.
Roller coaster fans bring national conference to New York
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 09:35 am
Hundreds of roller coaster enthusiasts are preparing to visit Grand Island as part of the American Coaster Enthusiasts national conference.
Photos: Artpark Revisits CCR, America
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 05:50 pm
Artpark & Company hosted a night of good, old-fashioned rock and roll (with some AC thrown in for good measure) this week as part of its "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Poloncarz proclaims 'Jean Rainbow Day' in Erie County
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined members of the Elma Meadows Women's Golf Club recently to wish a surprise "happy birthday" and present a proclamation to longtime member Jean Rainbow on her 90th birthday.
Beta Sigma Phi to host state convention
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:50 pm
Members of Niagara Falls Beta Sigma Phi Society will welcome more than 300 sisters from across New York and Canada to its annual convention Sept. 25-27 at the Sheraton at the Falls, 300 Third St.
Collins: $107,762 grant for Adams Fire Co.
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:30 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $107,762 in federal funding for Adams Fire Co. located in Wheatfield.
Collins announces $2,387,370 in grants for two local airports
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:30 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $2,387,370 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for two local airports.
'Heroes Reborn' world premiere to be held at Toronto International Film Festival
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:25 pm
Six television programs from around the globe comprise the inaugural lineup for "Primetime," a new programme launching at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival.
'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' coming to NBC
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:20 pm
The classic holiday musical special "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is coming to NBC starting this holiday season.
ABC announces return of "Shark Tank Week"
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:05 pm
ABC'S award-winning series "Shark Tank," nominated for a 2015 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Program, is eating up ABC's primetime schedule with the return of the popular "Shark Tank Week," beginning Monday, Sept. 7 (8 p.m.).
NBC's 'American Ninja Warrior' shows its strength with fifth-season renewal
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:05 pm
NBC's summer sensation, "American Ninja Warrior," has been renewed for a fifth season on the network.
Painters Plus Home Decorating selects North Tonawanda resident for fifth annual Project H.O.P.E.
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:05 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced Jesse Gooch, proprietor of Painters Plus, selected the winner of the fifth annual Project H.O.P.E contest.
Buffalo Sabre Jack Eichel joins BAUER Hockey family
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 03:45 pm
Bauer Hockey today announced Buffalo Sabre Jack Eichel has joined its roster of athletes, becoming the latest elite player to align with the world's leading designer and manufacturer of ice hockey equipment.
NBC Entertainment extends 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon's deal through 2021
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 03:45 pm
Late-night host and comedian Jimmy Fallon has renewed his deal with NBC Entertainment, extending it six years and signing on through September 2021.
Common, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley newest additions to all-star cast for 'The Wiz Live!'
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 03:45 pm
Adding to an already A-list cast, Oscar winner Common, singer-songwriter-actor Ne-Yo and "Hairspray" co-star Elijah Kelley have joined NBC's holiday production of "The Wiz Live!," set for Thursday, Dec. 3.
Taya Kyle, Kevin O'Leary, Amy Purdy join celebrity judging panel for 95th anniversary broadcast of Miss America
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 11:10 am
The wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, author Taya Kyle, will join entrepreneur, businessman and star of ABC's "Shark Tank," Kevin O'Leary and 2014 Paralympic snowboarding bronze medalist and motivational speaker Amy Purdy to judge the 2016 Miss America Competition.
NBCSN presents coverage of 'Mecum Auctions: Monterey'
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 11:10 am
NBC Sports Group presents more than 40 hours of motorsports coverage this weekend.
Ad Club's 'Big Tip-Off' fundraiser set for Aug. 20
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 11:10 am
The Advertising Club of Buffalo is hosting the fifth annual "celebrity" bartending event, "The Big Tip-Off," on Thursday, Aug. 20. Taking place at Soho Burger Bar, several of Western New York's big shots of advertising will be behind the bar competing against each other to see who can earn the most tips for a good cause.
Employers reveal biggest resume blunders in annual CareerBuilder survey
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 07:00 am
Creating an attention-getting resume can be a tall order for job seekers in today's fast-paced hiring environment. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, the majority of employers (70 percent) spend less than five minutes reviewing a resume, and half (48 percent) spend less than two minutes.
The Silo hosts 'Paws for a Cause' fundraiser for SPCA
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 06:10 pm
From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, come on down to The Silo Restaurant for free hot dogs, face-painting, the chance to win prizes and possibly meet your new best friend.
Erie County Fair to offer gate admission to ticketholders of cancelled shows
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 06:00 pm
As a result of these two unprecedented concert cancellations that occurred outside the control of the Erie County Fair, management is offering each ticketholder one free gate admission per concert ticket purchased to any remaining day of the fair (through Aug. 23).
Higgins congratulates Roswell Park physician on naming to federal panel on diagnostic testing
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 05:50 pm
Pathologist Dr. Carl Morrison, leader in precision-medicine field, named to advisory panel on clinical diagnostic laboratory tests
Marsha McWilson concert re-scheduled
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 05:50 pm
All the elements came together for "Blue Monday" this week ... including the rain.
Wilson Bike Night motorcycle judging contest winners
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 05:35 pm
The 16th annual Wilson Motorcycle Rally was held last Friday evening. The event is held the first Friday of August each year on Main Street in the harborside Village of Wilson.
Niagara University hospitality professors present at major international educators conference
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 05:35 pm
Two Niagara University professors were involved in one of the world's largest annual international hospitality conferences last week.
Hospice patient helps bring comfort to others
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:50 pm
One of the unique services Niagara Hospice provides to every patient is a comfort tote that includes a lap blanket and other small items.
'Frankie Avalon - Christmas Show' headlines upcoming events at Riviera Theatre
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:40 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces the following events:
Panepinto announces thousands in state aid for library construction
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:40 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto recently announced $141,108 in funding for four public libraries within the 60th State Senate District. The funding comes as part of 182 construction grants awarded to libraries across the state from the New York State Library.
Chris Cornell to release 'Higher Truth' Sept. 18
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:15 pm
Multiple Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Cornell will release his fifth studio album, "Higher Truth," on Friday, Sept. 18, via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).
Poloncarz signs law prohibiting sale of microbead products in Erie County
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District), elected officials, representatives of the attorney general's office and environmental advocates at Wilkeson Pointe on Lake Erie to sign into law Local Law 8-2, a law prohibiting the sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads in Erie County.
Seacrest in: Ryan named late night host for NBC's Rio Olympics coverage
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:15 pm
With just under a year to go until the opening ceremony, NBC Olympics announced today Ryan Seacrest will serve as host for NBC's late night coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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