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NBC renews new variety series 'I Can Do That' for eight-episode second season
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 04:00 pm
NBC's new Tuesday hit variety series "I Can Do That" has been given a second-season order for eight episodes.
Sabres sign defenseman Matt Donovan, forward Jason Akeson
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Wednesday the team signed defenseman Matt Donovan to a one-year contract. The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Jason Akeson to a one-year contract.
Colton Dixon's 'Through All Of It' premieres to overwhelming response; reaches nearly 2 million people on social media
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 04:00 pm
Colton Dixon's new music video for his current single, "Through All Of It," resonated with viewers around the world after it premiered on last week.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine seeks nonprofit applicants to receive up to $5,000 in grant funding
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 04:00 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, the area's largest provider of orthopaedic and musculoskeletal care with more than 30 surgeons and physicians at 11 locations throughout Western New York, invites nonprofit organizations to submit applications to receive grant funding through the CommunityCare program.
'Food Fighters' is back with new celebrity chefs, kid contestants
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 11:30 am
Home cooks can win up to $100,000, but first they'll have to take down some of the top chefs in America when "Food Fighters" returns for a second season on NBC (Thursdays at 8 p.m.).
Video, photos: Steve Miller Band performs 'Take the Money and Run,' 'Abracadabra' at Artpark
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 09:30 pm
The Steve Miller Band brought a vast catalog of hit songs - and its namesake's remarkable guitar and vocal prowess - to Artpark in Lewiston June 30. The rock act headlined the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series. The event was sold-out.
Panepinto calls for results of NYSDOT Scajaquada review
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 03:40 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto called for the results of the New York State Department of Transportation's latest review of the Scajaquada corridor Wednesday.
Liberty Home Care Transforms Niagara Falls Boulevard
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 03:40 pm
2424 Niagara Falls Blvd., in Wheatfield, recently underwent a major transformation from the previous Shipman Printing to Liberty Home Care's new base of operation.
Buffalo Sabres foundation golf tournament, clambake scheduled for Sept. 16
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the eighth annual Buffalo Sabres Foundation Golf Tournament, presented by J.W. Danforth, will take place Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Wanakah Country Club in Hamburg. Registration for the tournament will begin at 9:30 a.m. with an 11:30 a.m. shotgun start.
New York: $50 million in grants available for local drinking water and wastewater improvements
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 03:40 pm
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corp. and the New York State Department of Health announced $50 million in water infrastructure grants is now available for local governments for critical water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades.
Jack Eichel signs entry-level deal with Buffalo Sabres
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Jack Eichel to a three-year, entry-level contract.
VIDEO: SkyWheel - 'The Wheel of Death' - at Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 02:40 pm
A series of three breath-taking attractions are planned for this summer outside of the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in downtown Niagara Falls.
Village of Lewiston: Gerry Gismondi named 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival chairman
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 09:20 am
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President Marty Pauly has announced Gerry Gismondi has been named chairman of the 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival.
FASNY to New Yorkers: Leave fireworks to professionals this 4th of July
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 04:45 pm
With Independence Day quickly approaching, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is urging New Yorkers to stay safe and leave the fireworks to the professionals.
Phil Wickham honored with BMI Christian 'Song of the Year' distinction for 'This Is Amazing Grace'
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 04:45 pm
Phil Wickham's "This Is Amazing Grace" garnered the "Song of the Year" honor at last week's BMI Christian Awards.
Don't miss Independence Day weekend on Old Falls Street, USA
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 04:40 pm
Free activities for all ages are planned as Old Falls Street celebrates Independence Day 2015. Join in on the "Flicks on Old Falls" showing of "Happy Feet" on July 2; the "TGI Fridays on Old Falls concert on July 3; Old Falls Street's Independence Day celebration on July 4; and the "Shakespeare on Old Falls Street" live theatrical performance July 5.
NBC's hit weight-loss series 'The Biggest Loser' launching nationwide, nine-city search for new contestants
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 04:40 pm
NBC's popular reality series "The Biggest Loser" is launching a nine-city, cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show.
NYPA, mPrest receive $900,000 grant to study prevention of power transformer outages
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 04:40 pm
The New York Power Authority and an Israeli software development firm have been awarded a $900,000 grant to develop a system that can rapidly detect malfunctioning power transformers before they cause larger problems on the electric grid.
DEC releases northern cricket frog recovery plan to restore amphibian's population
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 11:55 am
The northern cricket frog will be protected and populations restored in New York under the final management plan for the amphibian released Monday, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced. The final Northern Cricket Frog Recovery Plan is available on DEC's website at
"Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' " coming to select North American movie theaters this August
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 11:50 am
Hot on the heels of last year's summer blockbuster, "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods," the internationally beloved animated franchise "Dragon Ball Z" is back in theaters with a highly anticipated new release: "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F,' " presented by FUNimation Entertainment in partnership with Fathom Events.
Does your favorite restaurant have what it takes?
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 11:10 am
We love to grill, scoop, top and chomp - and so do many of our favorite eateries. Who does it best? Who's the king of the grill and the star of the sweet shop? Tell us, and your favorite place(s) could be featured in our newspapers and on this site.
Billoni's Buffalo Niagara Views: Regardless of rain, Ride for Roswell a rousing success
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 10:35 am
The Ride For Roswell, the single largest fundraising event in Western New York, and North America's largest single-day cycling fundraiser, concluded its 20th year this past weekend by raising a total of $4.5 million for cancer research and patient-care programs at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Grill smart: Watch what you heat
Tue, Jun 30th 2015 07:00 am
Planning to grill for the 4th of July? While gas grills, portable fire pits and patio heaters make outdoor spaces comfortable and desirable places to gather, it's important they are used properly.
Sabres qualify seven restricted free agents
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 08:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents: forwards Jerry D'Amigo, Johan Larsson, Tim Schaller and Philip Varone; defensemen Jerome Leduc and Mark Pysyk; and goaltender Nathan Lieuwen.
Sisters of St. Francis bless Stella Niagara Meadow
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:55 pm
Despite the rain that fell Sunday, the Sisters of St. Francis, associates, friends and representatives of the WNY Land Conservancy gathered to offer a blessing and handing on of the Stella Niagara Meadow.
Emergency response center plans announced
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:45 pm
A first response and emergency center planned for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station would include a new hub for such entities as Mercy Flight and Niagara County Emergency Services - and, officials hope, keep the station safe from any future closure plans.
Erie County: 'Operation Prime Time' funds awarded to 56 not-for-profit agencies
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:10 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday at Camp Centerland in Amherst by Erie County Legislator Tom Loughran (5th District), Erie County Commissioner of Social Services Al Dirschberger, Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo Board President Gretchen Gross, community leaders and enthusiastic children enjoying their first day at summer camp as they begin a summer full of recreational fun and learning.
Higgins joins Sen. Kaine, others on congressional delegation visit to Kuwait, Iraq and Turkey
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the House foreign affairs and homeland security committees, and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate foreign relations and armed services committees, along with additional members of Congress arrived Monday in Amman, Jordan, after spending three days in Kuwait and Iraq.
'Conan' at Comic-Con International to feature all-star guest lineup, including stars of 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2'
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
When TBS's "Conan" heads to San Diego July 8-11 for a week of shows during Comic-Con International, the late-night series will showcase the star power coming to town for the annual gathering.
Second chance for Falls residents to exchange black bags for clear ones
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
As of Jan. 1 in the City of Niagara Falls, yard waste (leaves, grass clippings and weeds) is now only collected from clear bags or paper craft landscape bags that are placed next to a trash cart on pick-up day (from April-October).
Free Wednesdays at Carrousel Museum
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
Once again, the Carrousel Museum is offering free admission for several Wednesdays in July- August through the generosity of local businesses. Wednesday, July 1 (10 a.m. until 4 p.m.) will be the first free day this season. The promotion will continue several Wednesdays through Aug. 29.
Jon Foreman's 'Your Love Is Enough' premieres on Spotify
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 03:45 pm
"Your Love Is Enough" is lead single from "The Wonderlands: Shadows," scheduled for release July 17
New York officially prohibits high-volume hydraulic fracturing
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 01:50 pm
The state Department of Environmental Conservation today officially prohibited high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York state by issuing its formal Findings Statement, completing the state's seven-year review of this activity.
Ed Sheeran joins all-star lineup of performers for NBC's annual 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 01:00 pm
NBC's annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" celebrates the nation's birthday with all-star performances from multiplatinum singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran.
Ortt announces $500,000 for Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 12:55 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced $500,000 in state funding to establish an emergency management hub at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Ortt secured the funds in the 2015-16 state budget (Empire State Development Corp., Aid to Localities, S. 2003-C) to help base retention efforts for NFARS.
Niagara University launches partnership with De La Salle College 'Oaklands' in Ontario
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
Niagara University has entered into a new partnership with De La Salle College "Oaklands" to offer its bachelor of professional studies program in teacher education in the Province of Ontario.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital opens remodeled labor and delivery suite
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently opened and blessed another in its remodeled and upgraded labor and delivery suites. The upgrade is part of an ongoing $2 million total renovation of the Center for Women on the second floor of the main hospital building at 5300 Military Road in Lewiston.
Red Cross urges blood and platelet donations to make up for expected shortfall due to Fourth of July holiday travel
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment now to give blood or platelets and help prevent a summer shortage.
Niagara Falls Housing Authority recognized as HUD 'High Performer'
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
The Niagara Falls Housing Authority has been designated a "High Performer" after receiving a score of 94 out of 100 points by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Real Estate Assessment Center.
Riviera Theatre to host Tom Hanks movie series
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 11:20 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces movies will return to the theater with the launch of the M&T Bank Summer Film Series, featuring Tom Hanks movies, at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays from July 9 through Sept. 3 at the theater, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.

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