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Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg, Walk The Moon, Nate Ruess to perform live on 'The Voice'
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Coach and seven-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell Williams, multiplatinum artist Snoop Dogg, indie pop band Walk The Moon and Nate Ruess, frontman for the popular band fun., will all perform next week on NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
St. Francis Guild awards $1,000 scholarship
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Lindsey Bradigan, a nursing attendant, was presented with a $1,000 scholarship by the St. Francis Guild to advance her education in nursing. The presentation was part of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center's celebration of national Nurses' Week.
Tickets available for Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary's 'Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner'
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph Ruffolo, left, Bakery Restaurant & Lounge proprietor Dave Young and Medical Center Auxiliary Past President Mary Norton sample the fare to be served from 3 to 8 p.m. May 18 at the auxiliary's "Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner."
Higgins, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York: $1.36 million for Matt Urban Center's Hope House Project
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York announced the award of a $1.36 million grant to The Matt Urban Center of Buffalo to help finance the Hope House project, which involves the conversion of a former public school into permanent supportive housing for homeless women.
850-pound polar bear Kali transported to Saint Louis Zoo via FedEx
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
The Saint Louis Zoo has announced Kali (pronounced "Cully"), a 2 1/2-year-old, 850-pound male polar bear that was orphaned in Alaska as a cub, is now resting comfortably in the zoo's new McDonnell Polar Bear Point exhibit, which is set to open June 6.
Lineup for third annual BuffaLoveFest includes tribute to Lance Diamond
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the lineup for its third annual BuffaLoveFest, an event featuring all things Buffalo. BuffaLoveFest will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave.
Construction gets under way at new Golisano Center for Community Health
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
Excavation and site preparation work are well underway for the new Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Ortt hosts forum on heroin and opioid addiction
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, co-chair of the Senate's joint task force on heroin and opioid addiction, led the discussion on the growing threat of heroin and opioid abuse in the community Thursday. The public forum, held at Niagara University, drew more than 100 residents from throughout the area.
NCCC hosts V-E Day celebration
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:00 pm
The end of the second World War in Europe will be commemorated with a USO-inspired show and a history fair at Niagara County Community College on May 8, the 70th anniversary of V-E Day.
Wheatfield's Day of Prayer starts strong, misses the mark
Thu, May 7th 2015 05:15 pm
The strength of faith was on display Thursday as Wheatfield's religious community gathered in the Community Center in honor of the 64th annual National Day of Prayer.
Niagara County SPCA: 25 small breed dogs, puppies seized in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 7th 2015 04:30 pm
The Niagara County SPCA has received 25 small breed dogs ranging from 2 weeks of age to a couple of years old from a seizure on 10th Street in Niagara Falls.
Julia Roberts, Coldplay, Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore, Jodie Foster join NBC's 'Red Nose Day'
Thu, May 7th 2015 04:30 pm
Hollywood's biggest stars continue to line up to have fun, raise money and change lives on "Red Nose Day," a three-hour live entertainment event airing Thursday, May 21 (8-11 p.m. ET), on NBC.
Enjoy July 4 fireworks? Contribute to the cause!
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:50 pm
For years, the Village of Lewiston has shown our patriotic pride by organizing and securing donations for a firework show for all local communities to enjoy. This year, some of the funding from local municipalities was not provided, resulting in a shortfall.
Higgins announces winners of Congressional Art Competition
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition. The top piece from each congressional district is displayed in the Cannon Tunnel to the Capitol Building.
Headed to Buffalo: 'MythBusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED!'
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents the all-new live show "MythBusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED!" starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series "MythBusters." They'll take the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27.
Ortt honors North Tonawanda resident as 'Woman of Distinction'
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:20 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt recognized North Tonawanda resident Master Sgt. Sue Clark as a New York "Woman of Distinction" during a ceremony at the Legislative Office Building. Clark was personally selected by Ortt and was among 62 other distinguished women who were honored by the State Senate earlier this week.
Castellani Art Museum: 7th annual 'Meet Me at the CAM' series of lectures and films returns
Thu, May 7th 2015 12:20 pm
The Castellani Art Museum has announced its seventh annual "Meet Me at the CAM" lecture/film series for museum members returns this month.
'Shadowhunters': ABC Family casts Katherine McNamara as Clary Fray
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:55 am
ABC Family has found its Clary in Katherine McNamara, it was announced by the network. McNamara was recently seen starring in the feature film "New Year's Eve" and will be seen next in "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials."
C. Thomas Howell, Henry Rollins set to guest star in ABC Family's new procedural series 'Stitchers'
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:55 am
C. Thomas Howell ("Criminal Minds," "Grimm," "Side Out") and Henry Rollins ("Sons of Anarchy") will guest star in ABC Family's new procedural drama "Stitchers."
Echosmith to perform live on 'American Idol' finale
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:50 am
Echosmith will join an all-star cast to perform live on the "American Idol" finale next Wednesday. They will appear alongside Fall Out Boy, Jamie Foxx, Vance Joy, Nile Rodgers and many more as part of the two-hour episode, airing live on FOX Wednesday, May 13 (8-10:06 p.m.).
Stars lending time, talent to 'Red Nose Day'
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:45 am
Multifaceted entertainer Nick Cannon will kick off the festivities for NBC's broadcast of "Red Nose Day" with "Red Nose Day Danceathon with Nick Cannon," streaming live on NBC.com beginning Wednesday, May 20.
Laurie Merletti named Fellow in the American College of Health Executives
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:00 am
Laurie Merletti, senior director-clinical excellence at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, has been named a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. The FACHE designation is the highest status in the professional society and recognizes excellence in health care management.
Higgins: $11,905 grant for Lackawanna Fire Department
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced the Lackawanna Fire Department will receive a grant through the Department of Homeland Security's assistance to firefighters grant program (AFG). Lackawanna firefighters will be awarded $11,905 in federal funding through this fiscal year 2014 award.
NBC launches 'Red Nose Day' app that encourages social sharing, donations ahead of May 21 broadcast
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:00 am
NBC Entertainment has launched a free NBC "Red Nose Day" app for iPhone and Android to help raise awareness and inspire contributions leading up to the "Red Nose Day" event airing Thursday, May 21 (8-11 p.m. ET/PT), on NBC.
Kijowski joins Niagara Wellness Connection Center staff
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:00 am
Christopher Kijowski, LCSWR, has joined the Niagara Wellness Connection Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as clinical supervisor - outpatient behavioral health.
'American Idol': For the first time ever, three singers will battle it out during finale week
Thu, May 7th 2015 11:00 am
Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani and Jax are the "American Idol XIV" top three finalists. Rayvon Owen received the fewest votes this week and was eliminated Wednesday.
OMH announces implementation of new mobile integration teams
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health has announced the implementation of four mobile integration teams that will provide an array of services, including behavioral and mental health needs statewide, in honor of "Children's Mental Health Awareness Week" in New York.
Niagara County: Pistol permit office hours revamped
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
The Niagara County Pistol Permit Office will roll out new hours next month in an attempt to speed up applications, with County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow noting a spike in pistol permit applications has slowed down the application process for residents seeking to exercise their Second Amendment rights.
EMT training programs at NU honored by Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
Niagara University's training programs for emergency medical technicians will be recognized with the Excellence in Education Award from the EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center.
Kenmore Avenue phase three roadwork set to begin
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Wednesday Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Legislator Peter Savage and Erie County Commissioner of Public Works John Loffredo to announce the next phase of construction set to begin on Kenmore Avenue.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
The great riding conditions experienced in the spring and summer months result in increased motorcyclists on the road, requiring additional caution among all motorists.
Memorial's Get Well Stay Well program gets results
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today announced promising results from the first year of its innovative Get Well Stay Well. The program, which serves adults age 55 and older, will celebrate its one-year anniversary May 19.
Countdown continues to two-night, star-studded 'American Idol XIV' finale
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:50 pm
The "American Idol XIV" two-part grand finale will be broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood Tuesday, May 12 (9 p.m.), and Wednesday, May 13 (8-10:06 p.m.).
New series has Food Network stars sharing their 'Guilty Pleasures'
Wed, May 6th 2015 05:45 pm
For the first time Food Network stars reveal their best-kept and most intimate food secrets in "Guilty Pleasures," premiering Monday, May 25 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Niagara Falls: NTCC celebrates hospitality employees with 'Day of Appreciation'
Wed, May 6th 2015 03:10 pm
In recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week, and in preparation for the kickoff to the 2015 summer tourism season, the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. hosted a "Day of Appreciation" Wednesday for hospitality employees throughout Niagara County.
Video: Spicey Pickle hosts annual Cinco de Mayo 'NOOCH'-eating contest
Tue, May 5th 2015 10:10 pm
Seven competitors entered the culinary ring Tuesday to tackle the mighty "NOOCH" burrito, a 14-inch meat-on-meat tortilla with lettuce, tomato, cheese and medium sauce. The first one to finish would win The Spicey Pickle's eating competition.
Dates announced for 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:40 pm
WBFO Buffalo-Toronto and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra have announced the dates for the 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition: June 8, 9 and 11.
Niagara County offers free chronic disease self-management workshop series
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:35 pm
Join the Niagara County Department of Health for a free chronic disease self-management workshop series.
Daemen announces undergraduate, graduate commencement speakers
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
For the first-time ever, Daemen College will hold separate undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies, to be held May 16 at Kleinhans Music Hall.
Grand Island's Stephanie LoTempio takes the stage at Lincoln Center
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
Stephanie LoTempio, a Grand Island native and sophomore performance/music education major in the School of Music at Ithaca College, performed at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall with the Ithaca College Choir, Wind Ensemble and Contemporary Ensemble.