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Nick Fradiani wins 'American Idol XIV'
Thu, May 14th 2015 09:10 am
"American Idol XIV" came to a conclusion Wednesday as Nick Fradiani was crowned the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX. Fradiani, 29, from Guilford, Connecticut, received the most votes to defeat Clark Beckham.
American Pharoah aims for 2nd leg of Triple Crown in 140th Preakness Stakes
Thu, May 14th 2015 07:00 am
Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah leads the field as the NBC Sports Group presents 6.5 hours of coverage of the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.
ESD: $12 million in Market NY tourism grants available in round V of Regional Economic Development Councils
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced that up to $12 million in Market NY grants, to fund projects that will increase tourism and create job opportunities, are available to businesses, municipalities, not-for-profits and other entities through round V of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
Poloncarz, Hoak honor Rose Marie Hall as 2015 Erie County Senior of the Year
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Erie County Commissioner of Senior Services Randy Hoak and members of Senior Services department as well as family members of Ms. Rose Marie "Ro" Hall as he recognized Hall as Erie County's Senior of the Year for 2015.
Niagara Wine Trail wine and cheese pairing
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating June's designation as National Dairy Month by pairing featured wines with Yancey's Fancy Artisan Cheeses. This year's annual Wine and Cheese Weekend will be held June 5-7, just in time for treating dads and grads.
Grand Island resident Emma MacIntyre named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:30 pm
Worcester Polytechnic Institute has announced Emma MacIntyre of Grand Island, a first-year student majoring in biomedical engineering, has been named a Charles O. Thompson Scholar for the 2014-15 academic year.
To protect college education, Collins and Farenthold introduce PACT Act
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:25 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Blake Farenthold (Texas) released the following statements after introducing the Protecting All College Tuition Act.
50 years later, Vietnam veteran set to earn Niagara University degree
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 pm
The straight line Kevin Macaulay will walk across stage to receive his associate's degree from Niagara University this Saturday will be in stark contrast to the long and winding road that led him to that moment.
Niagara Falls singer appears on Tyler Perry's hit OWN show, 'If Loving You Is Wrong'
Wed, May 13th 2015 05:50 pm
How did Marsha McWilson, a hairdresser and local singer from Niagara Falls, end up in Tyler Perry's primetime hit soap opera drama, "If Loving You Is Wrong," on OWN, Oprah's cable channel?
Down Dog Yoga: Rychlik combines heart, head knowledge at yoga studio
Wed, May 13th 2015 05:25 pm
Annie Rychlik was trained at the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo and recently opened Down Dog Yoga in the Cayuga Street mini-plaza in Lewiston.
Niagara Falls (Canada) Comic Con less than a month away
Wed, May 13th 2015 12:30 pm
For the fifth year in a row, Niagara Falls Comic Con is set to invade the "Honeymoon Capital" during the first weekend of June. It will once again feature a star-studded lineup, cosplayers, memorabilia, movie screenings, workshops, comic books and more.
Niagara University: 'Silver Jubilee' celebrates 25 years of priesthood for Father Maher
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus at NU, offered the homily during Saturday's special Mass.
'Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt' participants cover Lewiston to raise money for Mount St. Mary's
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
More than 150 people participated in the second "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" Saturday, May 9, in the Village of Lewiston. The event, coordinated by the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, raised more than $7,000 for the creation of a helipad at Mount St. Mary's.
Breakthrough in tinnitus research could lead to testable model
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
Tinnitus is the most common service-related disability for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Often described as a ringing in the ears, more than 1.5 million former service members - one out of every two combat veterans - report having this sometimes-debilitating condition, resulting in more than $2 billion in annual disability payments by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
43North to host 'Think Big' networking event
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
43North announced it will host a networking event titled "Think Big with 43North" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 21 at the Design Innovation Garage ("dig") within the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Innovation Center.
Abbagail's Law seeks to close impaired driving loophole
Tue, May 12th 2015 07:30 pm
A bill sponsored by State Sen. Rob Ortt could now put certain car passengers under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the hot seat.
Higgins announces more than $1.17 million for North Tonawanda City School District
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by North Tonawanda City School Superintendent Gregory Woytila and District Director of Student Services Ron Barstys to announce a federal grant totaling $1,171,650. The district will receive $390,550 each year over a three-year period.
Niagara Open looking for golfers
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:40 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host its annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament Monday, June 8, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown. The format is a four-person scramble and includes lunch, dinner, drinks, giveaways for all golfers, contests and auction.
Empire State Development announces new 'I Love New York' representation in Australia
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced the appointment of Global Group by JG, an international marketing firm specializing in travel, tourism and lifestyle brands, as New York state's tourism promotion agency in Australia.
Hard Rock Cafe Niagara announces lineup for first 'World Burger Tour'
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
For the first time ever, Hard Rock Cafe Niagara gives guests a backstage pass to sample "Local Legendary Burger" offerings, showcasing the flavor and ingredients at Hard Rock locations across the globe as part of the new "World Burger Tour" menu.
Daemen to hold undergraduate, graduate commencement ceremonies May 16
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Daemen College President Gary A. Olson will confer degrees to nearly 850 undergraduate and graduate candidates in the Class of 2015 at the college's 64th annual commencement, which, for the first time, will include two ceremonies scheduled for May 16 at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Switchfoot's Jon Foreman traces course of a day in 'The Wonderlands'
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
On May 26, lowercase people records will digitally release Jon Foreman's "The Wonderlands: Sunlight," the first in a four-EP series.
NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' is primetime television's No. 1 show for fourth consecutive TV season
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
For the fourth consecutive television season, NBC's "Sunday Night Football" will finish as television's No. 1 primetime show in household rating and viewership when the 2014-15 TV season concludes next Wednesday, based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May).
Poloncarz proclaims Women's Lung Health Week in Erie County
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Deputy Erie County Executive Maria Whyte, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, and Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy Sawrie Becker to proclaim "Women's Lung Health Week" in Erie County.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Elmwood-Bidwell Farmer Market in Buffalo
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 16, at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market, located at Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo.
Erie County Department of Social Services monthly legislative report shows decreases in CPS caseloads
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
In an encouraging sign, the Erie County Department of Social Services' monthly report to the Erie County Legislature for April shows a substantial decrease in both the total Child Protective Services caseload size across the department as well as in the number of cases carried by individual caseworkers.
Caitlin Jones of North Tonawanda honored with 2015 PACES Scholarship
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
Caitlin Jones of North Tonawanda was among six SUNY Potsdam students who were recently awarded a 2015 PACES Scholarship by Potsdam Auxiliary and College Educational Services.
Panepinto renews push for S.3612 on 50th anniversary of Gov. Rockefeller's Pure Waters Bond Act, U.S. Clean Water Act
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
Recognizing the anniversary of two historic pieces of environmental legislation, State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, renewed his push for the passage of his Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Bond Act - S.3612.
Ace Frehley of KISS to perform at UB
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:20 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Ace Frehley at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15.
State Senate: Flanagan takes over for Skelos
Mon, May 11th 2015 09:30 pm
Monday afternoon, the New York State Senate elected Sen. John J. Flanagan of Long Island as the temporary president for the remainder of the 2015-16 term. The new majority leader replaces Sen. Dean Skelos, the long-tenured lawmaker who resigned his leadership post following his arrest on corruption charges last week.
Q&A: Rising star Maya Stojan talks 'Castle,' 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' Agent 33
Mon, May 11th 2015 07:45 pm
Maya Stojan is making a compelling case to become the Comic-Con poster girl.
Wheatfield arrest
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:30 pm
Friday afternoon, Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour announced the arrest of Dominic Passanisi, 22, of the Town of Wheatfield, in connection with a burglary and an attempted burglary on Kelsey Lane in the Town of Wheatfield.
Aquarium of Niagara raises funds with Alex and Ani
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:30 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara and Alex and Ani are teaming up for a charity event from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital's EmStar Emergency Department to hold 12th annual salute to local EMS personnel
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
The EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will recognize local emergency medical service professionals at a 6:30 p.m. awards dinner Wednesday, May 20, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Niagara University, Niagara County Bar Association form Niagara Law Center
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
On May 1 - Law Day - the provost of Niagara University and the president of the Bar Association of Niagara County met at the Niagara Falls Country Club to officially establish the long-awaited Niagara Law Center.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue ice cream social at May volunteer meeting
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold an ice cream social at its May 13 volunteer meeting. The event also will include a visit by one of HON's adoptable dogs. The meeting runs from 6:30-8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Wilson Historical Society sets Memorial Day Fair
Mon, May 11th 2015 07:00 am
The 43rd annual Wilson Historical Society Memorial Day Fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, May 25, on the museum grounds, 645 Lake St. The American Legion will hold a special Memorial Day flag-raising ceremony at noon.
Employers wanted for airbase career fair
Mon, May 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Air Force Reserve's 914th Airlift Wing Airman & Family Readiness Center will host a large-scale Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 4 and June 5, for reserve members stationed at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and their families.
Village of Lewiston pondering Artpark-related parking changes
Sat, May 9th 2015 10:00 am
The Village of Lewiston is once again trying to find the optimal parking configuration for summer nights when Artpark & Company concerts draw thousands to town.
YBPA recipient of Mayne enhancement grant
Sat, May 9th 2015 10:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association Inc. was the recipient of a $3,000 grant from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program​ grant awards, presented Tuesday at a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature.