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NBC picks up 10-episode series 'QuizUp,' based on the world's most popular trivia app
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:05 pm
NBC has given a 10-episode order to the new series "QuizUp," where in-studio contestants will try to earn a life-changing fortune by winning high-stakes trivia battles against viewers who qualify from anywhere in the country and play in real-time from home on their mobile devices.
Higgins, Villa Maria College announce $1.98 million U.S. Department of Education grant
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Villa Maria College have announced a federal grant totaling more than $1.984 million for the college, provided through the U.S. Department of Education.
Admission and membership hikes at Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Effective Thursday, Oct. 1, the Aquarium of Niagara is raising admission prices to keep up with rising operating costs. New daily admission prices for adults go from $11 to $13 and ticket prices for children will go from $7 to $9.
Niagara Greenway projects and meetings announced
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:00 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 17, to determine the consistency of the 47th round of projects.
Poloncarz, officials celebrate completion of phase two improvements at Black Rock Canal Park
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was on hand Monday at Black Rock Canal Park to celebrate the completion of phase two improvements there. Formerly known as the Ontario Street boat launch and Cornelius Creek Park, Black Rock Canal Park is Erie County's newest park and features a number of environmentally friendly "green" components that enhance the park's beauty and utility.
ECC women's basketball team helps beautify Buffalo's Fireman's Park
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Earlier this month, Erie Community College's Women's basketball squad spent a preseason afternoon beautifying Buffalo's Fireman's Park, a neglected downtown greenspace near the team's Burt Flickinger Athletic Center home court.
NU president reflects on papal visit following role as national media correspondent
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 09:05 am
With the papal visit to the U.S. now part of history, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, who served as an expert correspondent for several national media outlets during the visit, offered reflections on the messages Pope Francis delivered during his time in the U.S.
Niagara County lawmakers embrace $4.75 solar initiative
Wed, Sep 30th 2015 09:05 am
Niagara County lawmakers unanimously backed initiating contract talks with a solar energy producer Tuesday at a special meeting urged by the Legislature's sole professional accountant, who said inking the deal could produce $4.75 million in savings to taxpayers.
Ortt delivers for Niagara County
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 04:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, delivered a combined $90,000 Monday in state funding to support programs, services and public safety efforts in Niagara County. The senator secured the funds as part of the 2015-16 state budget.
60 years ... and counting: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara marks decades of dedication
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 01:15 pm
Sixty years ago, a newspaper article was the start of something that's made a profound difference in the lives of hundreds of Niagara County families.
There's a blood moon on the rise
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 01:00 pm
The "super blood moon" eclipse was visible - though not for long - Sunday in Western New York. If you missed it, don't worry. Another one will come along in 2033.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts elite runners and Hospice supporters
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 12:35 pm
Beginning at Artpark in Lewiston and continuing along the Niagara River, the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon offers one of the most scenic routes in Western New York. However, overall winner Kip Mutai Tisia may not be aware of that, as he probably did not have time to take in the views.
Buffalo Claims Association hosts annual Education Day Oct. 15
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 11:35 am
The Buffalo Claims Association will host its annual Education Day at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15. This year's event will attract approximately 175 guests.
43North announces judges lineup for Oct. 29 finals
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 11:35 am
43North - the world's largest ($5 million) business idea competition - recently announced its lineup of judges for the finalist pitch session, which will take place Oct. 29 at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo as part of 43North Week. Registration for the finals is officially open to the general public.
Sabres trim camp roster by 12
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 11:15 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team released 12 players from its training camp roster.
Grammy winner Laura Story set to release debut Christmas album, 'God With Us'
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 11:10 am
Grammy winner Laura Story is preparing to release her debut Christmas album, "God With Us," available Oct. 9.
Second phase of Canalside's central wharf extension to begin
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 10:55 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. recently announced phase two of the central wharf extension. The $2.2 million upgrade and expansion of Canalside's boardwalk will enhance the recreational use of the Buffalo River and improve the trail system along the waterfront.
September electronic waste collection event tops 32 tons
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 10:55 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant and Advanced Technology Recycling, announced more than 32 tons of electronic waste ("e-waste") was collected at a Sept. 12 recycling event held at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant.
Tickets still available for History Center Oktoberfest Oct. 10
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 10:55 am
Get your tickets now for an evening of traditional German food and music at the History Center's Oktoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 10. The place to be is Wrights Corners Fire Hall, 4043 Lake Ave., Lockport, for dinner, music and dancing from 6-10 p.m.
HARBORCENTER announces learn to skate program
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 10:55 am
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey recently announced plans for HARBORCENTER's Youth Development Partnership learn to skate program, presented by BlueCross BlueShield.
Life gets interesting for 'The Voice' week 1 stars Jordan Smith, Barrett Baber, Mark Hood, Blind Joe and Evan McKeel
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 07:00 am
Every year, thousands of singers tryout for NBC's "The Voice." Their ultimate goal, of course, is to land a recording contract, make an album and tour. But their immediate goal is to convince just one coach to take a chance and turn a chair.
Area providers team up for community prayer service for mental illness recovery and understanding
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 07:00 am
A pair of Niagara's largest mental health service providers is coming together to support a day of recovery and understanding with an interfaith community prayer service at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6.
St. Francis Guild's 35th annual Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction set for Oct. 17
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 07:00 am
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 35th annual Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Longest-running Niagara Hospice fundraiser celebrates 25 years
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 06:55 am
Niagara Hospice will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its longest-running fundraiser, "Cocktails and CA$H," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. The event will be held at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co., 4631 Cambria Wilson Road in Lockport.
Ribbon cutting at Domestic Violence Tribute Garden celebrates healing, hope
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Saturday in Tonawanda at Isle View Park by local leaders to cut the ribbon and officially open Erie County's new Tribute Garden honoring domestic violence victims and survivors.
Hard Rock fights breast cancer through annual PINKTOBER
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA is uniting musicians, supporters and survivors in honor of the brand's PINKTOBER campaign. On Friday, Oct. 9, Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA will host the sixth annual "Living Ribbon" across the international Rainbow Bridge.
Whitehaven Road Baptist Church: Forum, author to present 'When God and Cancer Meet'
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
A seminar planned for Whitehaven Road Baptist Church is designed to fill a void in the treatment of cancer.
Lewiston trustees asked to consider boat speed limit
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
Though the Village of Lewiston is looking into obtaining a portable breakwall to curb wave damage to the Water Street shoreline, Guard Street resident Claudia Marasco said trustees should consider a speed limit for boaters - and jet boats, in particular.
L-P Builders Club at rainy (but still fun) Peach Festival
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
At the recent Peach Festival, it was pouring, but nobody let the rain ruin their fun. There was plenty to do. Things like trying to win fish at the Lewiston Service Guild fishpond booth and getting food at the Kiwanis Peach Festival food tent.
YBPA holds productive fall meeting
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 07:00 am
Youngstown Business and Professional Association President Cheryl Butera recapped highlights of 2015 at a fall meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Youngstown Yacht Club.
Six honored during Niagara University Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 09:50 pm
Six individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Thursday.
Buffalo City Mission receives $8,500 grant from Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 09:50 pm
Buffalo City Mission received an $8,500 grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo to help improve school readiness of children through the Shape-A-Space Reading Library Center at the Cornerstone Manor.
Kenny Rogers announces his retirement from touring on the today show
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 09:50 pm
For the past 57 years, as sure as the sun would come up in the morning and set in the evening, there was one thing you could count on: Kenny Rogers would soon be coming to a venue near you to perform.
NCP now Empower
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 08:00 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy officials announced yesterday the nonprofit human services agency will now be known as Empower. The 61-year-old organization also unveiled a new logo and website to supporters last evening at a reception held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls.
Sabres trim camp roster to 50
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 07:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team released six players from its training camp roster.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 'Hear the Beep Where You Sleep' is fire prevention theme
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:05 pm
The National Fire Protection Association notes nighttime fires can generate deadly gases such as carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide, which can result in fatal consequences for sleeping family members if there is no advance warning. Therefore, the 2015 fire prevention theme has been designated "Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm."
Food collection at Taste of Grand Island, CROP Walk
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:00 pm
The CROP Walk of Grand Island will accept donations of nonperishable foods between noon and 7 p.m. during the Taste of Grand Island, being held Saturday, Oct. 3, and on the day of the annual CROP Walk, held the following day at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Beaver Island Marina North shelter.
Just Between Friends helps families save and earn money
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 06:00 pm
Just Between Friends, the nation's largest children's and maternity consignment event, is coming to Western New York.
Signs of the season: Autumn Fest will take place Oct. 3 and 4 in Sanborn
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:50 pm
The 2015 Autumn Festival, presented by the Sanborn Business and Professional Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4 at the Sanborn Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road. This marks seven years for the event, said Bonnie Haskell, the museum curator.

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