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Limited edition 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' lunchbox offered to Fan Expo Canada VIP and premium ticket holders
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:10 pm
The force will be strong at this year's Fan Expo Canada as it takes part in the global "Force Friday" celebrations. Friday, Sept. 4, dubbed "Force Friday," is the official release date of merchandise from the highly anticipated "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."
Lewiston: Creedence Clearwater Revisited brings genuine CCR sound to Artpark
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:05 pm
What began as a small gathering of friends at Lake Tahoe soon turned into a few private shows ... a few concert dates ... a steady gig ... and, now, 21 years later, it's a full-fledged national headline act.
Newcomer Shanice Williams cast as Dorothy in NBC's holiday production of 'The Wiz Live!'
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:00 pm
Rising star Shanice Williams, an 18-year-old New Jersey native who has been raised and trained in musical theater, is the new Dorothy in NBC's upcoming holiday production of "The Wiz Live!," set for Thursday, Dec. 3.
Cheryl Boone Isaacs re-elected Academy president
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:55 pm
Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night by the organization's board of governors.
David Alan Grier gives paws to Cowardly Lion in NBC's 'The Wiz Live!'
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:55 pm
Tony Award nominee and multitalented actor and singer David Alan Grier is joining NBC's holiday production of "The Wiz Live!," set for Thursday, Dec. 3.
Niagara-Orleans Regional Alliance announces telecommunications vendors to deliver rural broadband network
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:40 pm
The legislatures of Niagara and Orleans counties have formally approved a memorandum of understanding with vendors to develop a rural broadband network with the goal of making high-speed Internet access available in every household.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host 49th Annual CMA Awards live from Nashville
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:00 pm
Country music superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host "Country Music's Biggest Night" for the eighth consecutive year in 2015. The 49th Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 4 (8 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
Community celebrates service of WWII veterans Claire Smith and Frank Parlato
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 04:00 pm
During the Wingate Wallace "National Night Out" block party Tuesday, community leaders and residents took time to recognize the military service of two of their neighbors who served during World War II: Private First Class Frank W. Parlato, who served in the United States Army, and Claire Ruth Swanson Smith, who served in the United States Navy WAVES program during the war.
Unyts: Community hospitals working together to save lives
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 03:55 pm
Vacations, traveling and holidays have historically resulted in summer being a slow time of year for blood donations, but the need is still great at local hospitals.
Memorial to expand primary care services, open new medical office on Military Road
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 03:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has set Monday, Aug. 10, for the opening of Lewiston Primary Care, its sixth family medicine site serving Niagara and northern Erie counties.
ABC: Kristen Bell to host 'It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown' special airing Nov. 30
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 04:20 pm
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the beloved "Peanuts" animated tale, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Kristen Bell will host a special holiday retrospective, "It's Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown," Monday, Nov. 30 (9 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
North Tonawanda: Pappas announces 2015 Thunder on the Niagara event at Gratwick Riverside Park
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 04:20 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced at a press conference Tuesday that Snyder Industries will present the Thunder on the Niagara boat-racing event, which celebrates its 10th year at Gratwick Riverside Park this summer.
Yancey's Fancy becomes first brand to simultaneously partner with every Pegula-owned sports team
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:05 am
The Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Rochester Americans, Buffalo Bandits and HARBORCENTER have announced they collectively reached an agreement with Yancey's Fancy, New York's Artisan Cheese. Yancey's Fancy becomes the first company to simultaneously partner with every sports team property under the Pegula Sports and Entertainment umbrella.
Marissa Milele, Asaf Goren next stage and street finalists eliminated on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:00 am
On Monday, Team Stage finalist Marissa Milele and Team Street finalist Asaf Goren were eliminated on "So You Think You Can Dance."
St. Paul's Lutheran Church hosts annual garage sale for Haitian missions
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:00 am
Later this month, St. Paul's Lutheran Church will host its annual garage sale to benefit missions in Haiti.
Al Green, Ingrid Michaelson and more team up for 'Ten Bands One Cause'
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 11:00 am
More than a year ago, RED Distribution teamed up with some of its premiere label partners and artists to create and launch "Ten Bands One Cause," a program that involved the creation of limited pink vinyl for 10 different releases.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 Past President Les Myers recognized
Tue, Aug 4th 2015 09:20 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 President Matt Grainge, left, recently presented Les Myers with a plague of recognition for his five years served as president and dedication to the new hall project. Myers also served as past fire chief and was a member for 41 years.
Niagara Catholic welcomes two new employees
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 05:20 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School has added two new staff members to the family.
Clean power plan finalized
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 05:15 pm
President Barack Obama and Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy announced EPA's release of the final version of the Clean Power Plan Monday, establishing the first U.S. limits on carbon pollution.
Buffalo Philharmonic concert tickets on sale Aug. 8
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 04:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 8, marks the first opportunity for non-subscribers to obtain tickets to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2015-16 season, with performances by Lang Lang and Celtic Woman, a "Holiday Pops" show with the debut of Principal Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, and tributes to Journey and to the music of the "Mad Men" era.
Hospice Pharm.D. earns certified pain educator status
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Niagara Hospice Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services Robert G. Wahler, Pharm.D., CPE, recently became a certified pain educator by the American Society of Pain Educators. Wahler is a University at Buffalo clinical assistant professor of pharmacy.
Murray R. Hewitt elected to Memorial Medical Center board
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Murray R. Hewitt, general manager of Greenpac Mill LLC, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
Billoni: Tom Calderone and his sons pitch in for Food Bank
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 01:15 pm
Tom Calderone said it is important for his three sons to learn the importance of helping others and giving their time to volunteer for worthy causes.
Yahoo Community Benefit Fund announces 2015 grant process
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 12:50 pm
The Yahoo Community Benefit Fund is now accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2015 grant cycle. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, and are available for submission at
Trips With Pets: Tips for dining out with dogs
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 12:35 pm
Pets are family, and when we venture out, they should be able to join us. That includes bringing them to pet-friendly restaurants.
REALTORS present check to Mercy Flight Central Mercy Flight Western New York
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 12:35 pm
On July 21, Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS President Joe Rivellino and board member Rebecca VanDorn presented a check for $6,500 to both Mercy Flight Central and Mercy Flight Western New York.
Ortt visits LockportCARES homeless shelter
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 12:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt recently toured the LockportCARES campus, met with staff and shared ideas on how to reach out to the community.
NBCUniversal celebrates one year out from 2016 Rio Olympics
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 12:30 pm
This Wednesday, Aug. 5, marks one year out from the start of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. NBCUniversal will celebrate the occasion with a host of promotional and editorial initiatives that span the company's unprecedented portfolio of broadcast, cable, digital, regional, local, radio and theme park assets.
Empire State Development launches 'New York Ventures,' completes first two investments
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 12:25 pm
Empire State Development has announced the launch of "New York Ventures," a program dedicated to encouraging innovation and fueling economic growth in communities across the state.
Classic car show at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 12:25 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County presents the 17th annual classic car show, on Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Niagara County Fair. Niagara's Choice Credit Union sponsors this event.
DiNapoli: Do we have your money? Nearly $260 million returned to New York residents this year
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Staff from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's office will attend community events around the state this month to help residents search for lost and forgotten money, also known as unclaimed funds.
Annual oral rabies vaccine distribution project resumes week of Aug. 17
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Environmental Division is involved in a collaborative effort with Cornell University, the New York State Department of Health, USDA/APHIS Wildlife Services, the Tuscarora Nation and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies in the western region through dissemination of the experimental rabies vaccine ONRAB.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas to host Charity Clambake
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 02:05 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will host its 18th annual Charity Clambake from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at The Shores Waterfront Restaurant.
Buffalo Zoo partners with Tops Friendly Markets to present Arctic Edge exhibit
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes Tops Friendly Markets as the presenting sponsor of the new Arctic Edge exhibit.
Online registration to open for Turkey Trot
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 07:00 am
YMCA Buffalo Niagara has announced it will open online registration for the 120th annual YMCA Turkey Trot at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3.
Town of Lewiston discusses 284 Agreement
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 07:00 am
Different interpretations of the Town of Lewiston's 284 Agreement covering the expenditure of highway paving monies occupied discussion at the Lewiston Town Board session Monday.
Best hot dog, hamburger, ice cream titles belong to The Silo Restaurant
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 07:00 am
Lewiston's The Silo Restaurant has won three-quarters of Niagara Frontier Publications' first "Summer Eats" contest. Readers voted the waterfront eatery tops in the hot dog, hamburger and ice cream categories.
Interview: Walter Trout is back with newfound passion for playing
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 10:10 pm
The past two summers started very differently for acclaimed bluesman Walter Trout.
Pictures, video: Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri at Artpark
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 08:20 pm
Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri brought their "Girls Night Out (Boys Can Come, Too)" to Artpark July 29. They successfully closed the 2015 "Coors Light Wednesday" series in the outdoor amphitheater.
A family af-fair: The Niagara County Fair opens Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:40 pm
Starting Aug. 5, hundreds of people will flock to the Niagara County Fair in Lockport to sample the food, visit the animals and exhibits, watch the shows and ride the rides -- and many county residents will be there, behind the scenes, caring for the exhibits, working concessions and otherwise helping to make sure things run smoothly.