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Gwen Stefani to be honored with 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards 'Hero' Award
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 10:20 am
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani, whose latest album "This Is What the Truth Feels Like," recently entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 1, will be honored with the 2016 RDMA "Hero" Award. Stefani is being recognized for the positive impact she has on fans, inspiring them to do good.
Cuomo signs legislation legalizing mixed martial arts in New York
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation Thursday authorizing competitive mixed martial arts in New York.
Hibbard's Custard is open!
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 05:15 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season earlier this week. Lewiston's landmark sweet-treatery is open from noon until 9 p.m. daily. Hours will expand as the weather warms.
Open casting call set for Disney Channel's 'High School Musical 4' via Disney Applause app
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:35 pm
A "High School Musical 4" open casting search via the Disney Applause app will begin on Monday, April 18, for young actors, singers and dancers ages 14-17.
Poloncarz, Sirén announce free admission week at Albright-Knox
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Albright-Knox Art Gallery Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén and art enthusiasts at the gallery to announce the return of free admission week for all Erie County residents.
Erie County: Poloncarz signs proclamation honoring military veterans
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (Ret.) Bill Callahan, public affairs officer for the Western New York Armed Forces Committee, in order to affix his signature to a proclamation prepared in advance of Armed Forces Week. The proclamation honors all U.S. veterans.
Stop, shop and swing: 'Springtime Swing Dance' at Elks Lodge in Tonawanda
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:20 pm
Swiftwater Business Association and Cats Like Us present a free dance event, "Springtime Swing Dance," from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at The Elks Lodge, 55 Main St., Tonawanda.
Camp Hope helps heal through fun
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:15 pm
Camp Hope, Niagara Hospice's free bereavement camp, helps children cope with grief.
Lewiston Council on the Arts: Elderwood sponsors free Monday concerts
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:05 pm
Elderwood at Wheatfield and Elderwood at Grand Island are supporting the efforts of the Lewiston Council on the Arts as sponsors of "Blue Mondays" and "Bluegrass Mondays" this summer.
UB architecture faculty projects win national awards
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:00 pm
A pair of projects designed by University at Buffalo architecture professors both received jury honors in an international awards competition that "honors the best of architecture worldwide."
Platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED honored with 4 Billboard Music Award nominations
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 01:50 pm
Platinum-selling Hillsong UNITED received four Billboard Music Award nominations this week, earning in all Christian categories, including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album ("EMPIRES") and Top Christian Song, where both "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" and "Touch The Sky" scored nods.
Hospitals team for charity hockey game
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 01:50 pm
Teams from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center played their third annual charity hockey game Friday, April 8, at a packed Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.
Doctor to discuss diabetes drug discovery during fifth annual Chu Lecture
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 01:45 pm
Snakes, lizards and Gila monsters play an important role in this year's David Chu Lecture presented by the University at Buffalo department of pharmaceutical sciences.
NYS Tax Department offers last-minute tips as April 18 deadline nears
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 12:05 pm
With the clock ticking down to the April 18 deadline, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance today offered tips to the 2.5 million taxpayers who haven't yet filed their returns.
Aquarium of Niagara: 'Au-Some Aquarium' program offers sensory-friendly fun for children with autism
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:50 am
The Aquarium of Niagara has launched its "Au-Some Aquarium" program, developed in partnership with Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo and occupational therapy students at D'Youville College.
1199SEIU, Memorial approve collective bargaining agreement
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:50 am
Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East approved a three-and-a-half-year collective bargaining agreement with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in balloting held Tuesday at the medical center.
University Express brings learning, fun together for spring 2016 semester
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:30 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' Retired & Senior Volunteer Program ("RSVP") has announced the spring 2016 University Express lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from seniors interested in taking one or more of the classes being offered.
HAL offers program on aviation, aircraft
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:30 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's April program is "Aviation History on the Niagara Frontier - The Bell Aircraft Corp." John Percy will present a program on Larry Bell's aircraft challenges and accomplishments.
Town of Niagara Lions Club offers free breakfast for seniors
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:20 am
Attention all senior citizens: The Town of Niagara Lions Club is hosting a free pancake breakfast for all seniors on Saturday, April 23.
UB is ready to tell its story worldwide, with Buffalo at the heart of it
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 10:15 am
The University at Buffalo will begin telling its story worldwide in a more compelling and cohesive way with the launch Tuesday of a new identity and brand strategy for the institution.
Empire State Development announces next step toward establishing Western New York Workforce Training Center
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 09:30 pm
Empire State Development today announced the next step toward establishing the Western New York Workforce Training Center, a new hub that will focus primarily on training for careers in the advanced manufacturing and energy sectors.
Yes. ... And it counts! Marv Albert, Doug Collins, Craig Sager to call Team USA Men's Basketball and gold medal game for NBC Olympics in RIO
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 09:30 pm
Legendary basketball play-by-play broadcaster Marv Albert returns to the Olympics to call Team USA men's basketball for the first time since the U.S. men captured gold in Atlanta in 1996. He will be joined by former NBA head coach and 1972 U.S. Olympian Doug Collins, and reporter Craig Sager, working his fifth consecutive Olympics for NBC.
Cal O'Reilly assigned to Rochester
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 09:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team assigned forward Cal O'Reilly to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Ortt, Senate pass bill expanding critical health benefits for volunteer firefighters
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 09:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced the New York State Senate passed legislation on Monday that would provide volunteer firefighters with more health benefits as they continue to put their lives on the line to protect others.
Buffalo leads all local markets for NHL coverage on NBC/NBCSN
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 06:00 pm
Led by strong "Wednesday Night Rivalry" and "Sunday Night Hockey" viewership, the 2015-16 NHL regular season on NBCSN averaged 378,000 viewers to rank as the most-watched full regular season in network history, and the most-watched on cable since the 1993-94 season, according to data provided by The Nielsen Company.
Buffalo Bills agree to terms with Colt Anderson, Lorenzo Alexander
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 06:00 pm
The Buffalo Bills today announced the team agreed to terms with safety Colt Anderson and linebacker Lorenzo Alexander. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.
Poloncarz points out continuing issue of pay equity on National Equal Pay Day
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 02:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Beth Curtis, chairwoman of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, to draw attention to the issue of income inequality between genders and stridently call for the end of such discrimination.
Ceretto: Assembly passes pay equity legislation ahead of National Equal Pay Day
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 02:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto (D-Lewiston) supported a package of legislation Monday to help close the wage gap in New York. The passage coincides with National Equal Pay Day (April 12). The date symbolizes how far into the current year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.
MercyMe earns two Billboard Music Award nominations
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 02:40 pm
Grammy-nominated MercyMe was honored with their eighth and ninth Billboard Music Award nominations Monday for the categories of Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Song for "Flawless." The nominations were announced live on ABC's "Good Morning America."
Heart of Niagara adoption event at East Amherst Pet Supplies Plus
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Sugar and Tillie from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Pet Supplies Plus.
Village of Lewiston hosts annual spring cleanup
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 07:00 am
Save the date: On Saturday, April 23, the Village of Lewiston will hold its annual spring cleanup.
Job fair at Water Street Landing
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 07:00 am
Water Street Landing is gearing up for the summer serving season. The Lewiston restaurant will hold a job fair from 2-4 p.m. Saturdays, April 16 and 30, at 115 S. Water St. Positions are available for the restaurant, marketing and construction.
Canisius ROTC commemorates 100 years with 5k run
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:55 pm
Canisius College will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps with a 5k run on Saturday, April 23.
Chris Tomlin garners 3 Billboard Music Award nominations; honored in every Christian category
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:50 pm
Chris Tomlin was honored today with nominations in every Christian category for the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album for "ADORE: Christmas Songs Of Worship," and Top Christian Song for "Good Good Father."
Food Network discovers the next generation of elite grill masters in new series 'Kids BBQ Championship'
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:40 pm
Eight of the country's finest young BBQers cook it out in the first-ever battle to find the best kid grill master in the new primetime series "Kids BBQ Championship," premiering Monday, May 23 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Entry deadline approaching for 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:10 pm
The regular deadline to submit entries for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition is 2:59 a.m. ET Tuesday, April 19. In November, as many as five $35,000 fellowships will be awarded to emerging screenwriters.
Olive Garden, NFHS Network partner to celebrate team moms and high school athletes
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:10 pm
Olive Garden and the NFHS Network, the nation's leading high school sports media company, are teaming up to recognize team moms and the high school athletes they support. This partnership includes the launch of GoTeamMoms.com, which will serve as a resource and destination to recognize team moms.
Mental health subject of May 11 conference
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 03:05 pm
The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly (CASE) will hold its 27th annual spring professional networking conference, "Shining the Light on Mental Health," from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 11.
FASNY: More than 500 fire departments have signed up for RecruitNY
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 12:10 pm
With just under two weeks to go, more than 500 fire departments across New York have now signed up to participate in RecruitNY, which will take place on the weekend of April 23-24. RecruitNY is a major initiative designed to increase membership in volunteer fire departments across the state.
Grammy-nominated rock band RED receives RIAA gold certification for album 'End of Silence'
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 12:10 pm
Grammy-nominated rock band RED has received its second RIAA gold certification for its album "End of Silence," which was the group's Essential Records debut.
 

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