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New three-minute video of historic Niagara Falls climb now available
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
An extended version of Will Gadd's globally viewed ascent of the frozen Niagara Falls is now available, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today on the week anniversary of the remarkable feat.
New general manager, key positions named at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Old Falls Street, USA
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Global Spectrum, the company that manages The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, USA, has named Niagara Falls native Jason Murgia as its new general manager at its Niagara Falls facilities.
Higgins names local veterans to service academy advisory committee
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, named local residents to serve as members of his service academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview students applying to a military academy and make recommendations to the congressman.
Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse blood supply
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.
TBS to celebrate 'Thank a Mailman Day' with quartet of 'Seinfeld' episodes featuring Newman
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
"Thank a Mailman Day" arrives next week, and TBS is going to celebrate by inviting viewers to say, "Hello, Newman," to an evening of "Seinfeld" episodes featuring Jerry Seinfeld's sworn enemy from down the hall.
Islamic studies expert offering public lecture at Niagara University
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Islamic studies expert Zeki Saritoprak, Ph.D., will examine the place of Jesus in the Quran and Hadith during a public lecture at Niagara University on Wednesday.
Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffery to present at Kenan Arts Council meeting
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Kenan Arts Council will host a business lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater Meeting Room, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Bring your own lunch; coffee, tea and cold drinks will be available.
'Let's Make A Deal' celebrates Grammy Awards with a special themed show Friday
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
"Let's Make A Deal" celebrates the 57th Annual Grammy Awards with a special themed episode featuring Grammy Award-winning legend Smokey Robinson Friday, Feb. 6 (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer free diabetes prevention program in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division is offering a free diabetes prevention program.
Children can learn about Civil War presidency
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Children ages 7 through 12 are invited to celebrate Presidents' Day at the History Center of Niagara County.
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announce 'LIVE's Predict the Winners' Oscar ballot contest
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:20 pm
Hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced a new contest that gives the at-home audience the chance to get in on the fun and walk away with a serious cash prize: "LIVE's" "Predict the Winners" contest.
Public comment period opens for Greenway projects
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:15 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced today the public comment period has opened for the 43rd round of projects, which will be considered at its March 17.
Post-Super Bowl 'Blacklist' sets series records
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:05 pm
Sunday's special post-Super Bowl telecast of "The Blacklist" has set series records and delivered the top results for any primetime entertainment telecast on the "Big 4" networks since last March's Academy Awards.
Super Bowl XLIX on NBC is most-watched show in U.S. television history
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:05 pm
114.4 million watched Patriots-Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, topping last year's Super Bowl by 2.2 million.
Collins reacts to president's budget request
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 02:35 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today issued the following statement after President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget request.
NBC debuts new, extended version of 'Heroes Reborn' Super Bowl promotional spot
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 02:20 pm
NBC Entertainment unveiled an extended original 15-second "Heroes Reborn" online promotional spot during the Super Bowl Sunday. A 10-second promo ran on-air during the game, highlighting H.R.G., aka Noah Bennett (Jack Coleman), as he tracks a young girl with a special ability.
Explore & More selects Phillips Lytle's David J. McNamara as 'Play It Forward' campaign chair
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:55 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum announced the selection of David J. McNamara, managing partner for Phillips Lytle LLP, as chairman of the "Play It Forward" capital campaign.
Award-winning novelist Joyce Carol Oates to deliver keynote address at NCCC commencement
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:55 pm
Acclaimed bestselling author and Lockport native Joyce Carol Oates will deliver the keynote address at the Niagara County Community College commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, at the Seneca Niagara Events Center, NCCC President James P. Klyczek announced.
12 nurses complete new assisted living nurse leadership program
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:55 pm
The New York State Center for Assisted Living has announced 12 nurses from the Western New York-area assisted living facilities have completed the Foundation for Quality Care's first assisted living nurse leadership program.
New York's Powerball jackpot increases to $317 million for Wednesday
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:50 pm
The New York Lottery announced the jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing has been increased to $317,000,000. The $31,200,000 jump from Saturday's jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Powerball states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
'Bragging Rights!' returning to WBBZ
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:50 pm
If you thought the "Big Game" in Phoenix was exciting Sunday, wait until you see this: "Bragging Rights!" the hometown television game show, returns for a second season this Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. on WBBZ-TV.
AAA names Bax new assistant vice president
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:50 pm
Traci Bax has been named assistant vice president of retail operations for AAA Western and Central New York. In this role, Bax will oversee the club's retail operations, including insurance and financial planning services for members.
Niagara County Community College: Fall scholarships available
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall semester.
Big in Buffalo: NBC claims highest Super Bowl overnight rating ever
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
Super Bowl XLIX, which featured the New England Patriots' thrilling 28-24 victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in one of the greatest Super Bowls ever, delivered the highest Super Bowl metered market rating in history with a 49.7/72 overnight rating/share on NBC, according to data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Niagara Catholic hosts 'Super BINGO'
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:55 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is hosting "Super BINGO" Saturday, March 14. The 2 p.m. event will take place in the school gymnasium, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls.
Jastrzemski has Independence Party backing
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:40 am
Niagara County Clerk candidate Joseph Jastrzemski has gained the support of the county's Independence Party committee, Chairwoman Susan Eberwein announced.
'The Sing-Off Live Tour' announces first round of local a-cappella talent
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:40 am
"The Sing-Off Live Tour" has announced the first round of regionally renowned a-cappella talent to join the tour as it makes its way to 55 cities across the U.S.
Dr. Debra Colley earns Community Leader Award in Education
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:35 am
Dr. Debra Colley, dean of Niagara University's College Education, recently received the Community Leader Award in Education from the National Federation of Just Communities of Western New York.
Starpoint announces board positions available
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:35 am
The Starpoint Central School District announced nominating petitions are available for persons interested in running for a seat on the school board.
Oscar nominees to be honored at Academy Awards luncheon
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:35 am
More than 150 Oscar nominees, along with 87th Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris, will come together at noon today at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year's Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.
Naccarato seeks District 5 Niagara County Legislature seat
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:35 am
Town of Niagara business owner Joe Naccarato announced he would seek the 5th District Niagara County Legislature seat, representing the Town of Niagara and the DeVeaux neighborhood of Niagara Falls. He told "it's time these two communities have a voice in government decisions again."
Lang Lang, Andre Watts, Chris Botti, Pink Martini among guest artists in BPO's 2015-16 season
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:35 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2015-16 season celebrates the 75th anniversary of Kleinhans Music Hall, with major guest artists such as Lang Lang, Chris Botti and Andre Watts, and works showcasing the hall's exquisite acoustics, including the monumental Alpine Symphony by Strauss, Bruch's Scottish Fantasy, Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony and Mahler's Symphony No. 5.
First Niagara teams up with Buffalo Sabres and Junior Achievement to promote financial literacy
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:00 am
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Sabres are partnering to support Junior Achievement of Western New York. For every save the Sabres make in the month of February, First Niagara and the Sabres will donate $20 to Junior Achievement and their programs to empower local young people to own their economic success.
Ortt calls on education department to create permanent plan in cases of extreme weather events
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:00 am
State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, is calling on the New York State Education Department to enforce a level playing field for all school districts during an extreme weather event.
Veronica Connor Middle School: District welcomes new assistant principal
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:00 am
At its meeting Monday, Jan. 26, the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Danielle Wallenhorst Hawkins as the assistant principal for Veronica E. Connor Middle School.
Interview: Megan Boone is key to 'Blacklist' bliss
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 07:45 pm
So what else do "Alias" and "The Blacklist" have in common? A magnetic main character played by an equally compelling actress.
12 similarities between Super Bowl lead-outs 'Alias' and 'The Blacklist'
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 07:45 pm
Tomorrow night, NBC will give its post-Super Bowl timeslot to "The Blacklist." ABC, 12 years ago, awarded its big-game "prime time" to another action-packed government conspiracy series.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey upbeat about finances
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 07:00 am
"Things are looking pretty bright for Lewiston."
Lew-Port students respond to memorial vandalism
Sat, Jan 31st 2015 07:00 am
The area's response to the Dec. 30 vandalism of the Veterans Park Memorial in Youngstown has been wide-ranging.