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'Grimm': The bad girl is back
Fri, May 16th 2014 12:55 am
In three seasons, Portland Det. Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) and his "Grimm" gang have squared off with an assortment of villains, vagabonds and wesen. But not one bad guy has been as much a thorn in the side as one bad girl: Adalind Schade (Claire Coffee).
Coldplay, OneRepublic, Tim McGraw, Ed Sheeran set to perform on 'The Voice' season finale
Thu, May 15th 2014 04:55 pm
NBC's Emmy Award-winning music competition series "The Voice" will feature a star-studded lineup of Coldplay, OneRepublic, Tim McGraw and Ed Sheeran for its Tuesday, May 20, season finale.
Higgins, Weinstein present Amherst WWII veteran with Bronze Star
Thu, May 15th 2014 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Town of Amherst Supervisor Dr. Barry Weinstein recently presented the Bronze Star and additional military commendations to World War II veteran Bruno Yetto.
Lew-Port alum tours East Coast, performing in Lewiston May 17
Thu, May 15th 2014 04:10 pm
Western New York native Zack Joseph found musical success in Nashville, Tennessee, when he relocated in 2013. But he never forgot about his small town roots in Youngstown. Joseph is excited to announce one of the stops on his East Coast tour is at The Lewiston Stone House Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy golf tournament honors James Catanese
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is holding its 22nd annual "Matthew J. Murphy Jr. On the Tee fore NCP" golf tournament, June 13 at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston. Registration and lunch are at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit NCP's adult vocational program.

The event will celebrate the agency's 60th anniversary, in addition to unveiling a new award, "The Chairman's Award." This year's recipient is James Catanese.

New York state jobless rate falls to lowest level in more than 5 years
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
New York state's unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percent to 6.7 percent, its lowest level since December 2008, according to preliminary figures released by the New York State Department of Labor.
Sabres' Konopka suspended 20 games
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Buffalo Sabres forward Zenon Konopka has been suspended for 20 games for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA performance enhancing substances program.
Mount St. Mary's sponsors annual 'A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life' prostate cancer screening
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
In celebration of Father's Day and National Men's Health Month, the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center is sponsoring the annual "A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life" free Prostate Cancer Screening June 9-14.
Animal welfare advocates urge New York lawmakers to protect pets at 'Voices for Animals Day'
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:50 pm
New Yorkers concerned about animal welfare converged on the State Capitol in Albany for New York "Voices for Animals Day" on Wednesday to lobby for stronger state laws to protect pets across the state.
National Fuel offers flooding precautions
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:50 pm
National Fuel offers customers the following information should they experience flooding in their basements:
Buffalo RiverWorks lands roller derby league; brings women's amateur sport to Buffalo River
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:50 pm
Buffalo RiverWorks recently announced it would become home to the Queen City Roller Girls, an amateur Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association league next season.

The Queen City Roller Girls will compete on a 98-foot-by-66-foot derby track that will be built to accommodate some of the nation's best female athletes. The indoor track is a part of Buffalo RiverWorks eight-acre entertainment and event center that will officially open next fall on the shore of the Buffalo River. The derby track will be the first of its kind in the nation. Derby players provided input into its custom design.

Niagara Catholic welcomes new National Junior Honor Society members
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School recently welcomed several new grade seven members to the National Junior Honor Society.
Niagara Catholic presents donation to Bishop Richard Malone
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
During a recent visit to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Buffalo Diocese, was presented with a sizable donation to benefit Catholic Charities.
International Tourism Association awards NU student, names NU professor president
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara University was well represented at a conference held in Las Vegas for an international association of hospitality and tourism educators.
Jim Kelly reflects on his cancer battle; future of Buffalo Bills
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
As Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly returned home to continue his battle with mouth cancer, he took time Wednesday to meet with WBBZ-TV Vice President and General Manager Bob Koshinski for a television interview to update everyone in Western New York and across #BillsNation on his health, family and involvement with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the sale of the Buffalo Bills.
New York Lottery announces winning TAKE 5 ticket sold in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:35 pm
The New York Lottery has announced a top prizewinning ticket for the May 12 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at the Tops Markets at 7200 Niagara Falls Blvd., in Niagara Falls. The ticket is worth $16,055.50.
20 Niagara University students inducted into Eta Sigma Delta, hospitality management honor society
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:00 pm
Twenty students studying in Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management were inducted into Eta Sigma Delta, the international hospitality management honor society, during a ceremony held April 29.
Ludacris to host 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
dick clark productions and Billboard have announced Grammy Award-winning recording artist and actor Ludacris will host the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. The show will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
NY Sea Grant offers clean and safe boating tips with 2014 'Water Mouse' exhibit
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
New York Sea Grant shares clean and safe boating tips as the new "Discover Clean & Safe Boating" educational vessel travels to venues throughout upstate New York through the 2014 boating season. The top 10 list of tips from New York Sea Grant is designed to help boaters be safe, environmentally friendly and legal on New York's recreational waters:
Katey Sagal concert and 'Sons of Anarchy' event at Seneca Allegany cancelled
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:45 pm
Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel regrets to announce the Katey Sagal and the Forest Rangers concert on Friday, May 30, as well as the "Sons of Anarchy" Q&A session on Saturday, May 31, are cancelled due to schedule conflicts with the performers.
Lewiston Community Lions receive beautification grant
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:00 pm
Lewiston Community Lions Club member Lori Caso, public affairs spokeswoman for Waste Management, presented Lion's Club President Ron Craft a check for a Waste Management/Keep America Beautiful grant. The money will assist the Lions Club in cleanup and beautification efforts in the Lewiston/Sanborn community.
Cancer survivor Wasserman Schultz joins Higgins, Roswell Park to highlight progress, next steps in cancer prevention, treatment
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:30 pm
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and WNY Congressman Brian Higgins recognized National Women's Health Week with a tour of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Center for Personalized Medicine and a discussion about the future of cancer treatment and prevention.
'Vines & Wines' to benefit OUN
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Tickets are now on sale for the May 21 event "Vines & Wines" to benefit the horticulture program and its participants with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will visit Pet Supplies Plus Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Meet adoptable dogs Loree and Joey. Photos and information on these and all their animals are available online at www.heartofniagara.org.
Niagara University: 26 inducted into Sigma Alpha Sigma honor society
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Sigma Alpha Sigma, the undergraduate honor society of Niagara University, inducted new members during its 81st annual tapping ceremony on April 26 at the Castellani Art Museum.
Higgins welcomes GSA initiative on reuse of Dillon Courthouse
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed an announcement by the U.S. General Services Administration that it is issuing a "request for information" seeking ideas for the reuse of the Dillon Courthouse building, which sits vacant along Niagara Square in Buffalo.
Higgins comments on importance of strong federal commitment to infrastructure investment
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
President Barack Obama is scheduled to give remarks on infrastructure at the Tappan Zee Bridge. Congressman Brian Higgins released the following statement in response:
LCA spring spruce-up
Wed, May 14th 2014 07:00 am
The walkway entrance to the offices of the Lewiston Council on the Arts on Ridge Street recently received a brand-new look. Beau Enterprises of Ransomville and the Village of Lewiston partnered to sponsor the renovation of the walkway with pavers that complement the heritage stones in the historic Lewiston Peace Garden.
Dan Kelly updates Bob Koshinski and 'All Sports WNY' on Jim Kelly
Tue, May 13th 2014 05:00 pm
Bob Koshinski welcomed Dan Kelly, vice chairman of the Kelly for Kids Foundation, and brother of Buffalo's Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, to "All Sports WNY" on WBBZ-TV Tuesday.
Sibling athletes from Wilson find success in lacrosse
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:50 pm
Elizabeth Keefer, a senior at Wilson Central High School, has signed with Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester and will receive a scholarship to play women's lacrosse. Steven, her brother, is also on a lacrosse scholarship to Roberts Wesleyan College.

Elizabeth comes from a lacrosse-playing family and has played the past four years for the Newfane Panthers girls club lacrosse team (Wilson does not have a girls team). Prior to that, she played lacrosse in the N.W.A.A. youth program. Elizabeth will be first student from Wilson to play NCAA Division II women's lacrosse.

Land Conservancy to present findings from Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:50 pm
On Wednesday, May 28, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Western New York Land Conservancy will present findings from the Niagara Escarpment Legacy Project at the Pekin Fire Hall located at 3024 Upper Mountain Road in Sanborn.
Rodden rips record
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
Penny Rodden of Niagara Falls took first-place honors recently at the RPS Spring Supremacy Powerlifting Championship held in Rochester.
RiffTrax takes a comedy bite out of Syfy's global cult sensation in 'RiffTrax Live: Sharknado'
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
Just when you thought "Sharknado," a movie about mega-cyclones sucking up sharks from the ocean and hurling them onto land, couldn't get any more absurd, the stars of RiffTrax have blown those expectations right out of the water and created a perfect storm of funny.
DiNapoli expands anti-corruption initiative
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has announced he expanded his anti-public corruption initiative and created a new division of investigations to build on efforts that resulted in 30 arrests and the restitution of $3 million last year. Deputy Comptroller and Counsel for Investigations Nelson Sheingold will head the division.
Citi to present exclusive Soundgarden show June 2 celebrating 20th anniversary of 'Superunknown' album
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
Citi has announced an exclusive Soundgarden concert available only to Citi cardmembers on June 2 at Webster Hall in New York City. The show will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's award-winning album "Superunknown," and marks the second time in its career the band has performed the album from beginning to end.
Four NU professors collaborate to publish manuscript on poverty assessment and tracking
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:05 pm
A study performed by four Niagara University professors regarding undergraduate students' perceptions of those living in poverty has been published in the Journal of Research on Social Work Practice.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces inaugural 'Spark' cultural awards
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced details of its inaugural "Spark" Cultural Awards. The awards party, "Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture," will take place Wednesday, June 25, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hotel@The Lafayette.
Gov. Cuomo announces nearly $9 million in funding awards for Niagara Falls State Parks projects
Tue, May 13th 2014 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $9 million in funding awards for two restoration projects at Niagara Falls State Park that underscore the progress being made in support of the Niagara River Greenway as well as the continuing revitalization of the New York state park system.
Empire State Development announces $4.4 million for projects spurring economic opportunity across New York
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Empire State Development's board of directors has approved more than $4.4 million to support six economic development projects in the Western New York, Finger Lakes, Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley, North Country and New York City regions. The funding will leverage more than $5.6 million in private and additional public investments to support businesses, improve important infrastructure and lay the groundwork for future economic growth and job creation.
Ceretto joins Cuomo to announce Western New York job recruitment
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday to announce an upcoming job recruitment event for people who are looking for work. The Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will hold a job recruitment seminar in Williamsville on May 15. The event will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the Williamsville Career Center at 4175 Transit Road in the Transitown Plaza.
 


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