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Erie County: Celebration marks completion of Tonawanda 'Rails to Trails' project
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 05:15 pm
The project connects at the south end with the City of Buffalo's North Buffalo "Rails to Trails," and on the north end to the Tonawanda "Rails to Trails" extension (which is currently under design). It will stretch from State Street in the City of Tonawanda to East Niagara Street and the Erie Canalway Trail.
The Healthy Scratch to open in The Shops at HarborCenter
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 05:10 pm
Jessie and Kelly Pegula today announced the creation of The Healthy Scratch, a healthy, quick-service restaurant that will offer a variety of healthy food and drink options in The Shops at HarborCenter, at the corner of Main and Perry streets in downtown Buffalo.
'She's (still) All That': Rachael Leigh Cook stars in new Hallmark Channel movie, 'Summer Love'
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 04:45 pm
Like most of us, Rachael Leigh Cook has Olympic fever.
Grammy winner Chris Tomlin offers special, one-night-only cinema event
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 04:00 pm
On Oct. 25, music lovers and churchgoers can join together for a unique moment in time: "Worship Night In America: An Evening Of Unity And Prayer For Our Country.
USA Niagara Development Corporation: Request for proposals sought for Hotel Niagara developers
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 11:45 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. today announced it has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for qualified developers for redevelopment of a key historic building in downtown Niagara Falls.
Meet your Peach Queen contestants
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 11:45 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club held its annual Niagara County Peach Festival Dinner at Niagara Falls Country Club Wednesday evening. The annual dinner is a chance for the Kiwanis Club members to meet the Niagara County Peach Queen contestants.
Rio Olympics: Ledecky takes another gold; Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross hang on for tight win
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 11:25 am
Primetime coverage on Day 5 of the Rio Games on NBC was highlighted by Katie Ledecky and the U.S. women capturing gold in the 200m freestyle relay final; Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte competing in the men's 200m IM semifinal; Australia's Kyle Chalmers outdueling Team USA's Nathan Adrian in the men's 100m free final; and American Josh Prenot earning a silver medal in the men's 200 breaststroke final.
'Rockin' the Park': Niagara Falls Memorial to hold free concert in Schoellkopf Park
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will show a little love to the Niagara community on Thursday, Aug. 18, with a summer celebration in Schoellkopf Park.
NBC Olympics Tuesday total audience delivery registers Rio-best 36.1 million primetime viewers
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 05:45 pm
NBC Olympics' exclusive and unprecedented multi-platform coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics continues to dominate the competition.
Lewiston: Collins announces $70,050 grant for Upper Mountain Fire Co.
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 05:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins announced $70,050 in federal funding for the Upper Mountain Fire Co. in Lewiston.
PSC joins effort to raise awareness for national 811 Dig Safely Day
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 04:45 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission, to encourage residents and excavators to dig safely, today joined a statewide effort to recognize Aug. 11 as national "811 Day" to remind New York residents to always dial 811 to request underground utility lines be marked before any digging
Steinjan family car show raises $6,700 for new Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 04:45 pm
The family of a Niagara Falls man who was a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center donated $6,700 in proceeds from a successful car show they held to support the hospital's new cardiac and stroke care unit.
Niagara County to activate foreign trade zone
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 04:45 pm
Business operating in Niagara County will have a potential leg up on competition when a 31-acre foreign trade zone is activated in the county's Vantage International Point industrial park, economic development officials are set to announce tonight.
Memorial names Quarantello director of health information management
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 04:45 pm
Cheryl Quarantello, RHIA, CHPS, CSS, has been appointed director of health information management at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Girl Scouts of Western New York announces addition of s'mores cookie to 2017 lineup
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 11:15 am
Today, National S'mores Day, Girl Scouts of the USA announced, in celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies, the organization will introduce a commemorative Girl Scout S'mores cookie.
Niagara University student Jacey Diez chosen for OLV Youth Service Award
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 11:00 am
Jacey Diez, a Niagara University senior studying TESOL and elementary education, has been chosen as the recipient of this year's Our Lady of Victory Youth Service Award.
177th Erie County Fair begins
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 10:30 am
The 177th Erie County Fair will officially open to the general public at noon today at the Hamburg Fairgrounds.
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte battle for first time in Rio on NBC's primetime coverage Wednesday
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 08:45 am
NBC's primetime coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continues tonight (8 p.m. ET/PT), and features a swimming showdown in the men's 100m freestyle final between 2012 gold medalist Nathan Adrian of the U.S. and Australian sprint star Cameron McEvoy, plus a favored American quartet in the women's 4x200m free relay, led by freestyle phenom Katie Ledecky and five-time Olympic medalist Missy Franklin.
Rio Olympics: 'Final Five' dominates on Tuesday
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 08:45 am
Primetime coverage on Day 4 of the Rio Games on NBC was highlighted by Michael Phelps capturing his record 20th and 21st career gold medals with victories in the 200m fly and the U.S. team's 200m free relay; Katie Ledecky earning her second gold medal of the Rio Games in the 200m free final; and Simone Biles and the U.S. women's gymnastics team's dominant gold-medal performance in the team competition.
GEICO to invest $11 million in Western New York expansion
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 03:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced GEICO, the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the U.S., will expand its service center operations in Western New York, adding 600 full-time jobs at a new location near its existing facility in Getzville.
World-famous Artpark named a top venue by U.S. News & World Report
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 12:40 pm
Artpark has been named one of "9 Amazing Outdoor U.S. Music Venues to Cross Off Your Bucket List" by U.S. News & World Report. The venue was cited for its famed picturesque backdrop.
New York Army National Guard recruiters on hand for Erie County Fair
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 12:30 pm
Visitors to the Erie County Fair Aug. 10-21 will be able to learn about opportunities in the New York Army National Guard by stopping by the recruiting station, which will be set upon the fairgrounds. Recruiters will be on hand throughout the fair to talk about their service, and the opportunities the National Guard offers.
Country superstar Tim McGraw to perform at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 12:30 pm
Grammy-winning country music artist Tim McGraw is coming to Niagara Falls, Ontario, in November to perform live at Fallsview Casino Resort.
Aquarium of Niagara offers extended hours Aug. 26
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 09:50 am
On Friday, Aug. 26, the Aquarium of Niagara will hold its second "Friday Night Lights" extravaganza.
NU professor from Lewiston, alumna team to publish college and university counseling manual
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 09:45 am
Who better to compose a handbook on campus mental health than a tenured clinical mental health professor, a recent doctoral graduate in counseling psychology and a practicing university psychologist?
Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps, Lilly King, Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross score on day 3
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 09:40 am
Primetime coverage on Day 3 of the Rio Games was highlighted by Lilly King winning her first Olympic gold medal with a victory in the 100m breaststroke over Russian Yulia Efimova, gold and bronze medal wins by Americans Ryan Murphy and David Plummer in the 100m backstroke, and Michael Phelps' clash with South Africa's Chad le Clos in the 200m fly semifina
NBC's Rio Olympics Sunday night viewership tops Friday's opening ceremony by 12 percent, largest increase in 24 years
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 05:55 pm
NBC Olympics' exclusive coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics continues to be widely consumed on multiple platforms unlike any event in television history. As such, NBC Olympics will begin Total Audience Delivery reports later this week measuring broader consumption. The TAD will measure broadcast, cable, and digital/other consumption.
ECC celebrates second summer harvest at Canalside-set Learning Garden
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 04:50 pm
Last summer, faculty inside Erie Community College's culinary arts department were able to incorporate farm-to-table teaching into their program's curriculum via a new Canalside-set Learning Garden, cornered off Buffalo's Main Street and shaded by the city's Skyway.
Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin highlight NBC's primetime coverage Monday
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 04:30 pm
NBC's primetime coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continues at 8 p.m. ET/PT tonight, as U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, looks to avenge a 2012 second-place finish in the men's 200m butterfly, while U.S. swimmers Katie Ledecky and Missy Franklin square off in the women's 200m freestyle.
'Star Wars Rebels': The Rebels face Grand Admiral Thrawn when season 3 premieres Saturday, Sept. 24
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 04:20 pm
The critically acclaimed animated series "Star Wars Rebels" returns Saturday, Sept. 24 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EDT), and introduces new characters Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bendu during the season three one-hour premiere event, "Steps into Shadow," on Disney XD.
Pappas thanks Painters Plus for Project H.O.P.E., announces Gooch Fest 2016 concert event
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 04:00 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has extended thanks to Jesse Gooch, proprietor of Painters Plus, for his role in organizing this year's Project H.O.P.E. home makeover event.
PHOTOS: Hydroplanes soar at Thunder on the Niagara
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 03:15 pm
Crowds gathered at North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park this past weekend to check out the hydroplane races on Niagara River during the 11th annual Thunder on the Niagara.
Set sail with Chamber of Commerce 'Blender'
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 02:35 pm
On Thursday, Aug. 25, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host its summer business "Blender" aboard the Niagara Belle.
The Summit announces Buffalo Bills giveaway
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 02:00 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union is giving away a VIP package to the 1 p.m. Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots football game at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 30.
Alternative Buffalo 'Birthday Show' features Robert Delong, Made Violent, Run River North
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:55 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces Alternative Buffalo "Birthday Show 2016" featuring Robert DeLong with special guests Made Violent and Run River North.
'Greening' of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:45 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts Executive Director Irene Rykaszewski and Artistic Director Eva Nicklas, alongside Modern Corp. Sales Manager Joe Hickman, recently met with 2nd District Legislator Rebecca Wydysh and the Niagara County Legislature to express thanks for the governing body's support - and to share information about the "Greening" efforts during the 50th Lewiston Art Festival.
Billoni: Pilgrimage impactful for participants
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:30 pm
Dr. Ali Jafari attended the State University College at Buffalo and Palmer College of Chiropractor in Iowa. He wanted to get into health care so he could help others.
Donations flood in for NT firefighter and family
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:00 pm
As of Monday afternoon, $145,860 has been raised via the Help Firefighter Ken Walker GoFundMe page to help the Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co. firefighter and his family after their Oliver Street apartment was set on fire Wednesday.
Dog beach etiquette: What to do and not to do when taking your dog to the beach
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 12:25 pm
With the weather heating up, it's time to start checking out some dog-friendly beaches with your four-legged friend. For most dogs, getting to run around in the sand, dip into the waves, and fetch balls out of the water is the best day ever!
Bria Skonberg at UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 12:25 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents trumpeter and singer Bria Skonberg at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12.