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What (and where) do you want to be when you grow up?
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:40 am
It's a question that many teenagers dread: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Chamber Gala: Glasgow honored as Citizen of the Year
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:30 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey has chosen Paulette Glasgow as the 2015 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year. Glasgow's long-standing involvement and volunteerism in town initiatives has led to many completed projects that have benefited residents and businesses in the Town of Lewiston.
Lewiston: Major renovation coming to Tops
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:25 am
DiMino Tops Lewiston is once again setting the trend for grocery retailers in Western New York. Just two years removed from reinventing how produce is maintained and displayed, storeowner Anthony DiMino is reimagining several other areas of his nearly 50,000-square-foot supermarket.
Countdown to the 'American Idol' finale continues
Thu, Apr 23rd 2015 08:00 am
With only three weeks until the finale, the pressure is on. Wednesday night, "American Idol XIV" host Ryan Seacrest revealed the top five finalists who are moving on in the competition and also will be on tour this summer with the "American Idol Live!" U.S. concert tour: Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones and Rayvon Owen.
The 'Sunny' side of Lewiston
Thu, Apr 23rd 2015 07:30 am
What do you get when you cross a rectory, a convent and a full made to order breakfast? Simple. Sunny's Roost Bed and Breakfast.
Lewiston: Brochey receives Frontier House appraisal
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 07:40 pm
GAR Associates Inc. has delivered its assessment of the historic Frontier House to Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey. The 191-year-old building and almost one acre of land were valued at $750,000.
T-Mobile joins 'text to 9-1-1' in Erie County
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services has announced T-Mobile has joined the list of wireless carriers supporting "text to 9-1-1" in Erie County, and along with Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T, is now fully involved in the new initiative announced earlier this month by Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Central Police Services John Glascott.
Phase two construction underway at Black Rock Canal Park
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
Erie County's Black Rock Canal Park is undergoing significant upgrades this spring.
NU's 25th annual Business Banquet recognizes community leaders
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 05:10 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration recognized four area business leaders and alumni during its 25th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 21 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Sabres sign Jack Eichel teammate Evan Rodrigues
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed free agent forward Evan Rodrigues to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Town of Lewiston: Steve Broderick running for supervisor
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 04:45 pm
Promising to "be a supervisor committed to all of Lewiston," town resident Steve Broderick announced his candidacy to serve as Lewiston's town supervisor.
Carestream, UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine begin clinical studies on new diagnostic imaging system at Erie County Medical Center
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 11:15 am
Carestream and UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are conducting clinical studies on a new three-dimensional medical imaging system at Erie County Medical Center for use in treating orthopaedic conditions.
Friends of the Youngstown Free Library: Book sale scheduled, membership campaign underway
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 11:15 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library, the library's volunteer-run, nonprofit group of fundraisers, is planning for its annual spring book sale and reminding the community its membership campaign is underway.
Made in America Store grand opening April 25 at Walden Galleria Mall
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 11:15 am
The area's largest shopping mall, Walden Galleria, is adding the only store in the U.S. to sell 100-percent American-made products to its diverse retail offerings. The grand-opening celebration of the Made in America Store begins with a 1 p.m. ribbon cutting Saturday, April 25, followed by light refreshments.
NU places two teams in six-team national safety technology design competition
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 06:00 pm
Two teams from Niagara University were among six student-teams nationwide chosen to participate in the North American regional competition of the Bi-Annual Student Safety Technology Design Competition.
'Dancing with the Stars' celebrates 10 years of ballroom dancing, sequins and spray tans
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 06:00 pm
The pop culture phenomenon that has brought ballroom dancing and beyond to living rooms across America for the past decade celebrates with a star-studded spectacular, on "Dancing with the Stars: 10th Anniversary Special," Tuesday, April 28 (8 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
Higgins announces legislation to protect Great Lakes, update water infrastructure
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has announced legislation aimed to update water infrastructure essential to protecting the Great Lakes and the communities that surround them.
Community Missions invites supporters to 'Walk for Niagara'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
With warmer temperatures upon us, many are looking for reasons to make outdoor plans. Community Missions invites those looking to stretch their legs to the "Walk for Niagara," to be held this Saturday, April 25, at Whirlpool State Park. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and all funds raised will go to support the agency's crisis services.
Leadership Niagara hosts 25th annual awards luncheon
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Leadership Niagara will honor individuals and organizations at the 25th annual Leader of the Year awards luncheon April 29 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. More than 300 leaders from Western New York and Southern Ontario will be in attendance at the event.
National Grid takes Earth Day digital with #GridGoesGreen
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Leveraging the power of social media to promote Earth Day, National Grid will launch its "Pledge to Save Energy Sweepstakes" tomorrow, challenging the nearly 7 million U.S. residents in its service areas to take a pledge to make greener choices and share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with #GridGoesGreen #Sweeps.
Panepinto introduces legislation to make New York first state to adopt a living wage employer certification program
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:50 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto made the following comments regarding his Make a Living Wage Act (S.4160), which currently awaits review in the Senate labor committee:
Niagara University accepting registrations for summer 2015 continuing education courses
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:50 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its summer schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
St. Francis Guild's 17th annual chicken, rib & pulled pork barbecue to benefit Mount St. Mary's Hospital & Health Center
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:50 pm
The terrific smell of barbecue chicken, ribs and pulled pork will be in the air at Mount St. Mary's Hospital from 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 1, for the St. Francis Guild's 17th annual chicken and ribs barbecue. Krolick's will cook the food. All proceeds will benefit the hospital.
(716) to host boxing and Kentucky Derby parties May 2
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:40 pm
On Saturday, May 2, as the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships near their culmination at HARBORCENTER, (716) Food and Sport will be celebrating one of the busiest days on the sporting calendar with special watch parties for the Kentucky Derby and Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Greg Cohen Promotions announce 'Championship Boxing on CBS Sports Network'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:40 pm
Tony "Lightning" Luis to fight for regional championship in June 26 main event of the "Sully Huff Invitational" at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
ABC family casts Dominic Sherwood as Jace Wayland, male lead for saga series 'Shadowhunters'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:40 pm
ABC Family has found its 'Jace' in British actor Dominic Sherwood, it was announced Monday by the network. Sherwood was recently seen starring in the feature film "Vampire Academy" and featured in the Taylor Swift "Style" video.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' travels to California for Disneyland Resort 60th anniversary diamond celebration
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:35 pm
"LIVE with Kelly and Michael" hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced the top morning talk show will head west to Southern California for five shows originating from the Disneyland Resort May 18-22.
Concert announcement: The Smashing Pumpkins: 'In Plainsong - An Acoustic-Electro Evening'
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:35 pm
The Smashing Pumpkins have just announced their first acoustic tour. Billed as The Smashing Pumpkins: "In Plainsong - An Acoustic-Electro Evening," the tour will kick off June 15 in North Tonawanda at the Historic Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the concert, which is presented by "Rock Radio" 103.3-FM "The Edge."
Gwen Stefani, Usher and CeeLo Green return to 'The Voice' as advisers for Monday's episode
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 04:20 pm
Former coaches Gwen Stefani, Usher and CeeLo Green will serve as advisers on the two-hour Monday, April 27, telecast of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Grand Island Community Chorus hosts spring concert
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 07:00 am
The Grand Island Community Chorus invites readers to "Sing Into Spring," an evening of warm-weather music.
Village of Lewiston taxes going up 12 cents, but it could be worse
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 09:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston is raising the tax rate from $7.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.38 for the next fiscal year. The 1.68 percent bump, a 12-cent increase, means a land owner with a property valued at $100,000, for example, will see a tax increase of $12 for fiscal year 2015-16.
Erie County joins statewide call for volunteer firefighter recruitment
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 02:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Erie County Commissioner of Emergency Services Dan Neaverth Jr., President of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Robert McConville, and volunteer firefighters from local districts at the Erie County Training and Operations Center in Cheektowaga to kickoff the fifth annual "RecruitNY" campaign with a call for new volunteer firefighters to join the ranks of those already serving their communities.
Daemen establishes partnership with LMU to offer veterinary medicine degree
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 02:30 pm
Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a unique educational collaboration that will pave the way for Western New York students to earn a doctor of veterinary medicine.
Nick Jonas, Kelly Clarkson, Shaggy, Echosmith to perform live at iHeartRadio 'Summer Pool Party' at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:40 pm
iHeartMedia has announced its annual iHeartRadio "Summer Pool Party" will be held Saturday, May 30 - and for the first time ever, the event will be at Caesars Palace Las Vegas.
UPDATE: Police release names of Errick Road victims, deputy
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:30 pm
On Saturday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office identified the victims of Friday's shooting as Duane A. Bores, age 58, and Cynthia A. Bores, age 55, both of 6871 Errick Road.
Ortt secures an additional $3 million for military bases
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:20 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced $3 million he championed to help keep military bases, such as the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, in the forefront. The funding, included in the 2015-16 state budget, will be used for research and retention efforts of military bases statewide.
Niagara University plans series of events to celebrate Earth Day 2015
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:20 pm
Niagara University will hold a series of events to increase awareness, appreciation, protection and conservation of the natural environment in observance of Earth Day 2015.
Find a safe summer camp with BBB advice
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 12:15 pm
After a harsh winter, it may be hard for some families to believe it's already time to make summer camp plans.
Captivating cuisine, but not a great atmosphere at Niagara Falls eatery
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 05:15 pm
Authentic Greek food is not easy to find in Western New York, but Sophie's Pita & Grill is a good place to start.