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NIOGA Library System launching campaign aimed at engaging young adults
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 01:50 pm
NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, is launching a new campaign aimed at young adults in Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties to call their attention to the vast resources available at their local library, including free Wi-Fi, video games, music and video streaming, and eBook downloads.
Erie County Fair announces 'Happy Together' Tour
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 12:10 pm
The Erie County Fair has announced the "Happy Together" Tour will perform inside the GUSTO Grandstand as part of the National Grid Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11.
Researchers to study link between gastric bypass and alcohol abuse
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 12:05 pm
A new collaborative study from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) and the Penn State College of Medicine will investigate why a significant percentage of people who undergo gastric bypass surgery develop alcohol abuse problems.
Furever Friends event in NT
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 07:00 am
Furever Friends Dog Rescue of WNY hosts a basket raffle, 50/50 split draw, bake sale and live music from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at American Legion Stephen Sikora Post 1322.
Buffalo Sabres: Robin Lehner undergoes season-ending surgery
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced goaltender Robin Lehner has undergone successful surgery on his right ankle and will be unavailable for the remainder of the team's games this season.
Buffalo Zoo to announce baby gorilla name at 'APE-ril' event this weekend
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 04:30 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will announce the winning name for the new baby gorilla during an "APE-ril" event this Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the gorilla exhibit.
'Golden Jubilee' gala to commemorate 50 years of Canisius College Regents Scholarship Ball
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 04:20 pm
The Canisius College Board of Regents will commemorate 50 years of the Regents Scholarship Ball when it hosts a "Golden Jubilee" gala on Saturday, May 7, at Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 3rd annual 'Spark' Cultural Awards
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 03:25 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced details of its third annual "Spark" Cultural Awards, presented by M&T Bank.
DEC: Zero hunting fatalities in 2015 season
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 03:00 pm
The 2015 New York hunting season proved to be one of the safest on record and yielded the first year without a hunting-related shooting fatality since the 1950s, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Heart of Niagara Adoption event at Tractor Supply Lockport
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:55 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Corey, Maddie, Mollie, Sugar, Tillie and Zandie from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Tractor Supply, 6015 S. Transit Road in Lockport (next to Lockport Athletic & Fitness and Flips Gymnastics).
UB Alumni Association to honor university alumni and friends at awards ceremony
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:50 pm
Frank Clement (BS, 1966) hasn't let a distance of 2,600 miles keep him from remaining close to the University at Buffalo.
Special Alzheimer's program
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:45 pm
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is life-changing and leads to many questions.
Workshop scheduled for prospective school board members
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:40 pm
Has anyone ever said you would make a great school board member? The Erie County Association of School Boards will present a workshop for prospective school board candidates 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Erie 1 BOCES, 355 Harlem Road, West Seneca.
'Buffalo Unconference' powered by AT&T turns attendees into presenters
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
Returning for its second year by popular demand, Buffalo Unconference powered by AT&T is an interactive event built to bring together a diverse group of people, so they may share their knowledge on topics they are passionate about through presentations, demos and open discussions.
Spending your tax 'REFUND' wisely can improve your finances
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the state's Division of Consumer Protection are highlighting six ways the 7 million New Yorkers who receive tax refunds can make smart decisions with their money:
New law doesn't spell the end of paper prescriptions for nursing homes, vets or emergency rooms, says UB pharmacy law expert
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:50 am
Despite the perception that medical prescriptions are now completely electronic in New York state, we haven't seen the last of paper prescriptions - or your doctor's bad handwriting - according to University at Buffalo pharmacy law expert Karl Fiebelkorn.
Poloncarz, health department announce free rabies clinics
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 10:45 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Erie County Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Gale R. Burstein announced five free rabies vaccination clinics have been scheduled this year for owners of dogs, cats and ferrets who want to protect their pets.
Artpark summer Art Camp, Rock Workshop now available for registration
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:40 pm
Registration is underway for Artpark & Company's annual summer Art Camp as well as its new Rock Workshop.
IHOP restaurants' National Pancake Day breaks fundraising records
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:40 pm
They came, they ate, they donated.
Nickel City Con coming to Buffalo this August
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:20 pm
Dave & Adam's Card World is proud to announce the inaugural Nickel City Con is coming to Buffalo the weekend of Aug. 13-14.
Niagara University concert at Rapids Theatre features Jeremih with special guest Pia Mia
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:20 pm
The Niagara University Student Government Association and the Campus Programming Board have booked R&B artist Jeremih with special guest Pia Mia for an April 22 performance at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls.
YWCA Niagara Frontier hosts 2nd annual Walk-A-Mile in Her Shoes
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:20 pm
It's not easy to walk a mile in her heels. It's also not easy to leave a relationship involving domestic violence or to heal from a sexual assault.
NU president discusses higher education opportunities for Vietnamese students with Catholic cardinal in Vietnam
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:15 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, met with Vietnamese Cardinal Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon during a trip to Hanoi this week.
Colton Dixon returns to 'American Idol' stage, performing live at series finale
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:15 pm
Colton Dixon will return to the "American Idol" stage Thursday, April 7, to perform as part of the 15th and final season's finale. The show airs live on FOX from 8-10:06 p.m. ET from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
From scientific research to performances in the arts, 'Discovery Week' showcases UB student achievement
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:10 pm
The University at Buffalo's commitment to undergraduate research and creative activities sets the stage for a nine-day university-wide showcase of its inaugural "Discovery Week" - exhibits, programs, presentations and events to celebrate the depth and variety of extraordinary experiences available to UB students.
NBC Olympics surpasses $1 billion in national advertising sales for Rio 2016
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:10 pm
NBC Olympics has surpassed $1 billion in national advertising sales for its coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this August. Rio 2016 remains on pace to secure the most national advertising sales ever for an Olympic Games, and the most by any network for any media event in U.S. history.
Faith Driven Consumer: 'God's Not Dead 2' is 'chillingly realistic,' a 'wake up call'
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:10 pm
Coming to theaters nationwide Friday, April 1, Pure Flix Entertainment's latest film, "God's Not Dead 2," has been awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Faith Driven Consumer, meaning the film is highly likely to resonate with the faith-driven consumer audience.
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences among U.S. medical schools White House recognized for combating opioid epidemic
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:10 pm
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo is among medical schools nationwide that are at the forefront of fighting the opioid epidemic, according to a fact sheet released today by the White House.
NBC's hit series 'Little Big Shots' springs into April celebrating more extraordinary kids in fun, family-friendly shows
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 08:00 pm
Three engaging new episodes of NBC's hit comedy/variety series 'Little Big Shots' will feature an incredible lineup of amazing kids in fun, feel-good episodes airing Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on April 3, 10 and 24.
'MasterChef' to premiere with new rotating judges Wednesday, June 1, on FOX
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 08:00 pm
Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi welcome 40 home cooks into the "MasterChef" kitchen for season seven, premiering Wednesday, June 1 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX.
The Academy launches 2016 Student Academy Awards competition
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 08:00 pm
The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2016 Student Academy Awards competition. All Student Academy Award winners become eligible for Oscars consideration. The entry deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 1.
Food blogger Ali Khan discovers the best deals for the best meals on new Cooking Channel series 'Cheap Eats'
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 08:00 pm
Food blogger Ali Khan is on a sweet and savory journey to discover some of the best deals on the best dishes in cities across the country on Cooking Channel's "Cheap Eats," premiering Tuesday, April 19 (9 p.m. ET).
Kiefer Sutherland debuts 'Not Enough Whiskey' music video on Rolling Stone Country
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 07:55 pm
Kiefer Sutherland opens his songwriting notebook and premieres the pedal-steeled, country/Americana-tinged "Not Enough Whiskey" video on Rolling Stone Country today.
'Chasing Grace' set to release to DVD Tuesday, May 3, with Word Films
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 07:55 pm
The faith-based drama "Chasing Grace" is set to release to DVD May 3 with Word Films ("Captive," "Noble" and "Adrenaline"). Adapted from the novel "Discovering Grace," the film was directed, executive produced, starred and written by David Temple ("The Last Passport," "The Confession").
NBC Olympics to present extensive, unprecedented coverage of 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 07:55 pm
NBC Olympics will present an unprecedented 76 hours of coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra - including more than 60 hours of coverage in primetime - in the months leading up to the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
New naloxone training program for pharmacists takes aim at opioid epidemic
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 07:55 pm
To fight the opioid epidemic ravaging Western New York, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences joined forces with the Erie County Department of Health and the Harm Reduction Coalition to create a naloxone dispensing education program.
Ransomville Speedway: Preparations continue to build for 2016 season
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 pm
With just four weeks left prior to the start of the 2016 season, things continue to be busy at Ransomville Speedway.
Kelsey Grammer, Questlove, Kelly Rowland and Lauren Conrad spice up the kitchen on 'The Chew'
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
Next week on ABC's "The Chew," co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Daphne Oz welcome a host of celebrities from the worlds of TV, music and fashion and debut the show's fourth cookbook, "The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining."
'The Voice': Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys join coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for season 11
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
International recording superstars Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches for season 11 of NBC's two-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
Tapping the fruits of their labor: Producers savor maple flavor
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
A precious quantity of local syrup sweetened the pancakes, while the congratulations flowed freely at a special breakfast at the Village Inn restaurant Sunday.