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Aquarium of Niagara welcomes new additions
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara recently welcomed Richelle Swem for the position of curator of animals, and Joe Weickart for the position of director of development and marketing.
Behind the scenes of N-W's 'Adopt-A-Family': Local high school gives back every year
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 02:20 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School kicks off the holiday season by decorating the main hall of the school with mini Christmas trees, hot chocolate sales made in the morning and hallways lined with red and green. Mr. Pogel's sociology classes manage to remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas through a program called "Adopt-A-Family."
MORE PHOTOS: Celebrating Lewiston Christmas Walk
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 04:30 pm
The magic of the Christmas season descended upon the Village of Lewiston this past weekend with the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk celebrations.
Heineken brisket Burger sizzles at Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, USA
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 04:00 pm
Now through Jan. 29, 2017, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, is offering a new Heineken brisket burger and beer duet to heat up the winter months.
Village of Lewiston ZBA to consider Event Center variances
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 03:45 pm
The Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, to hear from residents on the advisability of granting variances to the Lewiston Event Center at 845 Cayuga St.
Goo Goo Dolls donate proceeds from sales of signed instruments to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 03:35 pm
Recently, the Goo Goo Dolls' John Rzeznik and Robby Takac visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. The group presented a check for $22,800 from autographed guitars and drumhead sales during the 2016 "Boxes" tour.
'Zombie Fight Project' asks for neighborhood input
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 03:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department, through the new "Zombie Fight Project," is identifying vacant houses held by absentee owners or stuck in bank foreclosure. NFCDD needs help from local residents.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival announces new officers, music & jazz coordinators for 2017
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 01:40 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will ring in its 16th year with new leadership at the helm: Former Artpark & Company President George Osborne has been appointed chairman of the executive board.
Niagara Falls: Tina Spencer honored by New York State Parks
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 12:15 pm
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation employee Tina Spencer has received one of the agency's highest honors: the Special Achievement Award for 2015.
Steve Winwood live in concert at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 11:55 am
Steve Winwood will be live in concert at the Seneca Allegany Events Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 29. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, Dec. 9, and start at $55.
2017 Billboard Music Awards kick off summer season with a bang
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 11:55 am
dick clark productions and ABC announced the 2017 Billboard Music Awards is set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live on Sunday, May 21 (8-11 p.m. EDT). The program will showcase the year's hottest musical acts, big performances and buzzworthy pop culture moments that will have everyone talking.
Buffalo Sabres recall Erik Burgdoerfer
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 11:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team recalled defenseman Erik Burgdoerfer from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Niagara University to welcome Disney Institute back to Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 11:45 am
Niagara University will be hosting Disney Institute and bringing the professional development course, Disney's Approach to Quality Service, to Niagara Falls on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
Allstate: What every ATV & snowmobile rider should know before they go
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 11:40 am
Winter is the perfect time of year to take advantage of your snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle, or other power sport vehicle. Allstate wants you to know that it is important to be smart and safe to get the most enjoyment out of the New York winter weather.
Guns N' Roses 'Not in This Lifetime Tour' headed to WNY
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 09:10 am
Axl Rose, Slash and Guns N' Roses will perform at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at New Era Field (formerly Ralph Wilson Stadium) in Orchard Park. Click HERE for ticket information.
Cataract City Classic ends with a bang
Sun, Dec 4th 2016 02:20 pm
The final day of the Cataract City Classic could not have finished any better. Each game on Saturday was action-packed and close the entire way, as the biggest defeat was by 12 points. Some of the best athletes from Western New York, as well as the Rochester area, came to the "Wolvarena" at Niagara Falls High School and did not disappoint the loud and energetic fans.
Neighbors Foundation: Pancake breakfast to support Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:55 pm
Ellden's Grill & Banquet River Oaks Golf Club will host a pancake breakfast Sunday, Dec. 11, to support the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Santa Claus is coming to town
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Christmas trees were lit Friday night in downtown Niagara Falls and in the Village of Lewiston.
Cataract Classic lives up to billing
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 02:15 pm
Day one of the Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School did not disappoint.
Neighbors Foundation: 'Tis the season to help Islanders in need
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Share Your Happiness Annual Food Drive is currently underway at all Grand Island schools. The Neighbors Foundation uses the donations to assist Grand Islanders who are in need this holiday season. All donations must be turned in to classroom teachers by Monday, Dec. 12.
Neighbors Foundation: Sidway Giving Tree
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Sidway Elementary School has set up the Giving Tree in the front hall. The tree is a way for Sidway students to give back to their community by bringing in canned food items and by donating $1 to purchase a star.
Holiday Trunk Show set
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Project 308 Gallery will present the fifth annual Holiday Trunk Show from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the former North Tonawanda Catholic Ascension School located at 69 Keil St. in North Tonawanda.
Record number of roads paved in NT this summer
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently acknowledged the efforts of NT's Department of Public Works members for a record-breaking summer of road repairs in the city.
Youngstown readies for Christmas in the Village
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Up next, it's the seventh annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village celebration, Saturday, Dec. 10. Presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local businesses, this community event kicks off at 10 a.m. and continues all day with a number of holiday-themed events taking place at the Red Brick School Village Center, at area businesses and throughout Youngstown.
GI Board of Education: Graham notes Trump pick for education secretary
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham sounded a cautionary alarm in reaction to President-elect Donald J. Trump's recent choice for secretary of education.
Lewiston approves dedication of Wolf Run
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board moved on approving a number of procedural items en route to dedication of the Wolf Run roadway in the French Landing subdivision at its Monday session. But not before a few questions arose.
White lights give holiday cheer
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
On Wednesday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with local volunteers to repurpose the white lights. The glowing bulbs are now artfully strung across the International Peace Garden, nestled in between the historic Frontier House and the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
New York City's breaking point: Donald Trump's election followed by protest from city that never sleeps
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 10:00 pm
New York City is the definition of a melting pot. Filled with all types of races, ethnicities and backgrounds from all over the world, it can be concluded New York City is one of the most diverse cities in America.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:35 pm
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink opened Friday, on time, thanks to herculean efforts made last month by the Town of Lewiston recreation and highway departments.
Blake Shelton to perform hit new single 'A Guy With a Girl' on 'The Voice'; Hannah Huston returns
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:05 pm
NBC's "The Voice" will welcome its four-time winning coach Blake Shelton to the stage as he performs his new hit single "A Guy With a Girl" on Tuesday, Dec. 6 (8 p.m. ET). The song is the third single from his current album, "If I'm Honest," which is the best-selling country album released this year.
New Niagara Children's Health Home debuts at Memorial
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on Monday will open a significant expansion of its successful health home - an expansion that will benefit hundreds of Niagara County children from low-income households.
#DCWeek: 'Supergirl,' 'The Flash,' 'Arrow' & 'Legends of Tomorrow' 4-night crossover scores for CW
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:00 pm
The DC "Heroes vs. Aliens" crossover event, with "Supergirl," "The Flash," "Arrow," and "DC's Legends Of Tomorrow" meeting in an epic, four-night adventure, delivered season highs for all four series each night, with all four shows seeing their most watched episodes of the season.
NT: Terrace parking discussed
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 07:55 pm
Terrace parking is a hot topic in North Tonawanda as winter parking bans go into effect. Residents of homes with multiple vehicles are looking for answers - and officials are, as well.
Here comes Santa Claus: Youth, family Christmas celebrations slated for December
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:30 pm
Children and families will have the chance to celebrate Christmastime by joining in a variety of family-friendly activities planned in December.
Sanborn's Christmas at the Farm returns Dec. 10 and 11
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:25 pm
The Sanborn Historical Society and Sanborn Business and Professional Association will present Christmas at the Farm from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Obituary: Jeffrey F. Carr, home contractor, musician
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
Jeffrey Forrest Carr, a former Grand Island resident, passed away Nov. 17, 2016, in his home in Tomball, Texas. He pursued a variety of careers, ranging from professional musician, to home contractor to airline mechanic.
Obituary: Beverly A. Surdi
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
Beverly A. Surdi of Grand Island, formerly of Amherst, passed away Nov. 27, 2016.
Obituary: Linda Carosella
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
Surrounded by friends and loved ones, Linda Carosella (Locke) passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in her new home in Chittenango, New York, at the age of 71.
Historic Alt House recognized
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:20 pm
The Town of Grand Island's Historic Preservation Advisory Board presented a third plaque in its historic building project on Friday, Nov. 24, at the home of Nicole Gerber and Dave Reilly.
49th annual German Christmas Mass set for Canisius College
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 05:15 pm
Canisius College will host its 49th annual German Christmas Mass at the college's Christ the King Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 10 a.m. The public is welcome. An Advent breakfast reception will be held in the Grupp Fireside Lounge and Regis Room of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center following the Mass at approximately 11 a.m.