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Top two finalists announced on 'MasterChef Junior'
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 01:00 am
Nine-year-old Addison, from River Forest, Illinois, and 9-year-old Avery from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, have cooked their way to the top and earned the coveted spots in the "MasterChef Junior" season four finale.
Oscars: Academy takes historic action to increase diversity
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 12:55 am
In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy's membership, its governing bodies and its voting members, significantly more diverse.
Poloncarz reminds Erie County homeowners of property tax cap freeze credit program rebate checks
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 12:50 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz reminds Erie County homeowners to be on the lookout for rebate checks that are being issued this week as part of the state's property tax cap freeze credit program.
Belden Center improvements project plans held up
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:55 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee S. Wallace told residents at Tuesday's Town Board meeting he has received questions on the Belden Center improvements project, particularly, "What is dragging the project down?"
Celebrating winter: First Wheatfield Winterfest planned with activities for all
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:50 am
Both the Town of Wheatfield's Civic Advisory Focus Group and Recreation Department have come together to plan and host the town's first Winterfest, to be held from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Town Hall complex.
Parent Network sets family events
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:35 am
The Parent Network of WNY has announced its upcoming workshops in Niagara County during the month of February.
Inaugural NT Common Council outreach evening planned
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:35 am
North Tonawanda Common Council President Russ Rizzo announced the Inaugural Council Outreach Evening, where residents will have an opportunity to speak directly with their elected representatives.
Interview: Seneca Niagara Casino hosts 'An Evening With Richard Marx Solo'
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:20 am
The Richard Marx of your childhood don't mean nothing to the Richard Marx of today.
UB and Erie County join forces to fight opioid abuse
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
The University at Buffalo and Erie County are joining forces to develop a comprehensive approach to fight Western New York's opioid abuse epidemic.
New urgent care option coming to Niagara County
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
People needing medical care when their physician isn't available will have another option beginning Feb. 1, when urgent care comes to western Niagara County.
Bengal Pride: Buffalo State launches alumni legacy scholarship
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:00 am
Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced details Thursday about the college's new legacy scholarship, which aims to bring children of alumni living outside of New York back to Buffalo State and Western New York.
You know his son: Nicholas F. Minicucci Sr. passes
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 04:50 pm
Nicholas F. Minicucci Sr., 90, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully at his home with his devoted wife at his side on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. Born in Niagara Falls, he was the son of the late Eugene and Julia (Floramo) Minicucci.
HARBORCENTER announces 2016 spring showcase tournaments
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:45 pm
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey today announced the schedule for the 2016 HARBORCENTER Spring Showcase youth hockey tournaments.
Pancakes with purpose: IHOP restaurants offer free pancakes nationwide for 11th annual National Pancake Day
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
On March 8, pancake lovers nationwide will once again flock to their local IHOP restaurant to enjoy one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes in celebration of the brand's annual National Pancake Day.
Poloncarz provides Erie County support to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, along with numerous county commissioners and employees, today joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to affix his signature to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge.
Queen City Roller Girls: Subzero Sirens to debut against Hamilton's Hammer City Rollers
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
The Queen City Roller Girls will debut of the Subzero Sirens this Saturday at RiverWorks. The skaters will take on the Hammer City Harlots from Hamilton.
NU partners with new hospitality and tourism training center in Vietnam
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Niagara University has entered into a formal international partnership with a new Vietnamese hospitality and tourism training center that's aligned with the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vung Tau.
Olympians Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner highlight 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Olympians Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner highlight NBC's live coverage of the 2016 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, beginning this Saturday, Jan. 23.
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West to host 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from Nashville
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 05:50 pm
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Matthew West are set to host the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards live from the Grand Ole Opry House on June 5.
Niagara County putting focus on leadership
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 05:05 pm
The leadership of top government posts that report to the Office of County Manager will be scrutinized for effectiveness and results, after County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz advised department heads to submit résumés for review.
Castaldo appointed medical director for Kalos Health
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:50 pm
Kalos Health President and CEO John Lomeo recently announced the appointment of Dr. Richard Castaldo as medical director for the managed long-term care program.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York awards $118,440 in grants to artists and organizations in Erie and Niagara
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts, has announced the recipients of the 2016 decentralization (DEC) grant programs.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction running until Jan. 27
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction that is currently running on auction.NHL.com until 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
First Niagara to join community partners in hosting home ownership seminar
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:25 pm
First Niagara Financial Group will participate with West Side and Black Rock Riverside Housing Services, Belmont Housing Services and Specsure Property Inspections in a free homebuyer seminar to help first-time home buyers gain access to the information and resources they need to become confident, educated and prepared consumers.
UB School of Management students offer free tax preparation services
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:15 pm
IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management will again provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $53,000.
Niagara University faculty member appointed distinguished professor at Chinese University
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:15 pm
Dr. Tenpao Lee, a professor of economics and finance at Niagara University, has been appointed a Distinguished Overseas Professor of the Shanghai Lixin University of Commerce in China.
Poloncarz issues executive order establishing opioid task force
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed into effect the 14th executive order of his administration, ordering the establishment of an opioid epidemic task force to coordinate a response to the opioid crisis sweeping across Erie County.
Buffalo Junior Sabres announce partnership with Academy of Hockey
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:05 pm
The Buffalo Jr. Sabres Youth Hockey Organization announced a partnership with the Academy of Hockey to enhance the organization's standing as one of the elite youth hockey organizations in the U.S.
New York Lottery announces new draw station lineup
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:00 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission Division of the Lottery has announced changes to its statewide network of TV stations with exclusive rights to air its daily drawings. All changes are effective immediately.
National Wild Turkey Federation honors WNY environmental conservation officer
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 04:00 pm
The National Wild Turkey Federation named New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Environmental Conservation Officer Nathaniel Mead the 2015 New York Officer of the Year, Acting DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Casts of TV's greatest comedies to appear in NBC's special 'Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows'
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:55 pm
The casts of several of the most iconic comedy series of all time will participate in NBC's special "Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows," which will air Sunday, Feb. 21 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Niagara, Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition to host two free tax prep sites
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:45 pm
Every tax season, unsuspecting low-income residents fall victim to tax preparation firms that use hidden charges and recommend unnecessary and expensive tax refund products like refund anticipation loans or refund anticipation checks to make a profit at the expense of citizens' deserved tax refunds.
HARBORCENTER announces finalists in public art contest
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:25 pm
HARBORCENTER announced six finalists in its public art contest Tuesday. The six designs are now displayed online, where a public vote is underway to select the winner.
NTCC announces new board members
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:25 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. announced the appointment of four new members to its board of directors.
State of Niagara County: McNall urges fiscal restraint, review of county government leadership
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 03:25 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, delivered a policy-heavy State of the County address Tuesday, as he presided over his second meeting since succeeding longtime Legislature Chairman William L. Ross of Wheatfield.
Food Bank of Western New York awarded $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 02:15 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York was awarded a $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to perform critical capital improvements to increase efficiency, better meet the growing need in Western New York, and ensure the continued success of the organization.
Music legends Diana Ross, Buddy Guy headline April entertainment at Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 08:10 pm
On Saturday, April 9, the incomparable Diana Ross will grace the performance stage at the Seneca Niagara Events Center.
Schumer: Feds approve $50 million modernization project for US plaza at Lewiston-Queenston Bridge
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 07:55 pm
Standing at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer today announced the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. General Services Administration have heeded his call and given final approval to the $50 million modernization of the bridge in Western New York.
Ramblin' Lou Schriver passes away
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 07:50 pm
"Ramblin' Lou" Schriver, often called "WNY's Father of Country Music," passed away with his loving family by his side on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016.
Interview: Recovering, healthier Scott Stapp returns to Buffalo with revamped 'Proof of Life' tour
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 02:45 pm
A grateful Scott Stapp is recovering; ready to meet, entertain, inspire fans on new "Proof of Life" tour.