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Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring 2016 continuing education courses
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2016 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
Historic Powerball roll up a boon to New York businesses
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission today announced New York businesses licensed by its Division of the Lottery to sell tickets for tomorrow's historic $1.5 billion Powerball drawing have earned a record $9,662,833 in commissions during the 10-week roll-up period that began Nov. 7.
DEC announces successful fall egg take reports
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
State Department of Environmental Conservation and partner agencies successfully collected 16.8 million eggs for all species and strains of fish, setting the stage for another successful year at the state's fish hatcheries, the agency announced today.
Maggio to chair 43North; Reich joins board of directors as vice chair
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:05 am
43North has announced several updates to its board of directors.
Buffalo Sabres introduce The Mercedes Benz Business Class Suite at First Niagara Center
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres unveiled The Mercedes Benz Business Class Suite at First Niagara Center. The innovative new suite provides first-class business meeting amenities, allowing local Sabres partners and suiteholders to hold meetings while overlooking the ice at First Niagara Center.
Erie County Lottery player won big on Saturday's Powerball drawing
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:00 am
While the Powerball jackpot continues to grow, a lucky Erie County Lottery player won $50,000 on a ticket sold at 7-Eleven at 4950 Harlem Road in Amherst.
Lottery: Joining a Powerball office pool? Here's what you need to know
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:00 am
The New York State Gaming Commission's Division of the Lottery issued tips to Lottery players considering setting up or contributing to an office pool in advance of Wednesday's historic Powerball drawing for a jackpot of $1.4 billion.
1 in 292 million? So what. Even risk-averse humans are swept-up in Powerball, says UB psychologist
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 10:55 am
Humans are, by nature, irrationally risk-averse, says Michael Poulin, associate professor of psychology in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.
7-Eleven recruits Western New York-area military vets to enlist in franchise store competition
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 10:55 am
Attention Western New York veterans: If you are looking to open a franchise and be your own boss, 7-Eleven Inc. has something in store for you.
New date for OUN's Baskets O'Plenty Auction
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 10:40 am
The 23rd annual Baskets O'Plenty Auction is scheduled for Thursday, March 10, at BPO Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara.
Guillermo Del Toro, John Krasinski, Ang Lee join Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs for Oscars nominations Thursday
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 08:55 am
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee will announce the 88th Academy Awards nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
Collins: Deadline for local fire departments to apply for AFG grants is Jan. 15
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 08:50 am
Congressman Chris Collins is reminding local fire departments and emergency medical service providers to apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency before the deadline this Friday, Jan. 15.
Q&A: Artpark's new executive director, Sonia Kozlova Clark, excited about venue's future
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 05:30 pm
Sonia Kozlova Clark was officially announced Monday as Artpark & Company's new executive director.
Buffalo Zoo to debut new winter event to replace 'Polar Bites'
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 11:00 am
Tickets are now available for "Arctic White Out," a brand-new wintertime fundraiser benefiting the Buffalo Zoo, presented by Inspire Dental Group.
Niagara University students build home for impoverished family in Nicaragua
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:50 am
Six Niagara University students recently returned from El Sauce, Nicaragua, where they spent a week during winter recess constructing a home for an impoverished family.
Lewiston: St. Peter's R.C. School to host pancake breakfast, open house
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:35 am
St. Peter's R.C. School will host its annual pancake breakfast and open house from 9 a.m. until noon Sunday, Jan. 24, in the school cafeteria on North Sixth Street.
Canisius College to host professional development conference for mathematics teachers
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:35 am
Canisius College will host a professional development conference for mathematics teachers from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in Science Hall. The conference, titled "Mathematics: Making Connections," is for mathematics teachers working with students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
ECC student takes ophthalmic dispensing skills to Jamaica
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:35 am
Erie Community College students don't spend all their time on the college's three campuses. And often times, their education takes them well outside county lines.
Ransomville Speedway, World Racing Group finalize super DIRTcar series events, sanction for 2016 season
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:35 am
Ransomville Speedway General Manager Tana Robinson announced the Western New York Friday night weekly short track facility will once again work under the DIRTcar Northeast sanction in 2016.
Newfane Public Library hosts book sale
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:20 am
From Jan. 18 until Feb. 15, the Newfane Public Library will hold its second annual book sale at The Winery at Marjim Manor, 7171 East Lake Road (Route 18), Appleton. There will be a variety of soft and hard cover books in myriad genres.
Zemsky congratulates New York's 2016 Golden Globe Award winners
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 09:10 am
Statement from Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky on the 2016 Golden Globe Awards:
'The Only Pirate at the Party': Lindsey Stirling inspires others to be different with first book
Sun, Jan 10th 2016 02:00 pm
Lindsey Stirling talks about her first book, "The Only Pirate at the Party," in a new interview with NFP.
Powerball Jackpot at a record-breaking $1.3 billion for Wednesday's drawing
Sun, Jan 10th 2016 10:10 am
The New York Lottery announced the Powerball jackpot for Wednesday's Jan. 13 drawing is now at $1.3 billion. No one matched all six numbers for Saturday's $947.9 million drawing causing the jackpot to roll to an unprecedented $1.3 billion - or $806 million in a lump sum.
Above and Beyond: Fire co., ladies auxiliary celebrate 100th birthday of charter member
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 01:00 pm
Members of the Grand Island Fire Co. and the fire company's ladies auxiliary visited Elderwood at Grand Island to wish Elsie Fleischmann a happy 100th birthday. Fleischmann turned 100 Dec. 31.
Lewiston-Porter High School staging production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone'
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 10:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School announces the production "The Drowsy Chaperone" will open at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, with shows continuing next Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 and 17.
Erie County: Demolition of building at Nike Base included in grant application
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 10:00 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Wednesday the selection of 12 municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2016 Community Development Block Grant application, including one from the Town of Grand Island.
Town of Lewiston reorganizes; parties differ on town attorney appointments
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 09:00 am
With a newly elected supervisor and two new councilmen, the Town of Lewiston opened 2016 Monday in traditional form: With the reorganization of town affairs.
Grand Island BOE seeks input on superintendent search
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 09:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District Board of Education is seeking input about the personal qualities, leadership characteristics, experiences, skills and qualifications that residents most value in a new superintendent of schools.
UB researcher receives grant from family foundation dedicated to autism research
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
A private foundation dedicated to research on autism spectrum disorders and similar conditions has awarded a $540,000 grant to Zhen Yan, Ph.D., professor of physiology and biophysics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo.
New surgeries at Niagara Falls Memorial provide relief to patients suffering severe gastric issues
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
Kevin Howey of Niagara Falls is a snack food merchandiser who, for the past five years, couldn't eat the goods he delivered - or much else, for that matter - because he suffered from a debilitating disease called gastroparesis.
GI Town Board: Nathan McMurray names Jim Sharpe deputy supervisor
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
Newly elected Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray appointed Grand Island Democratic Party chairman Jim Sharpe as deputy supervisor.
K of C to celebrate anniversary of bingo
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Mary Star of the Sea Council of the Knights of Columbus started hosting Tuesday night bingo on Jan. 15, 2013. At the bingo session next week, Jan. 19, the occasion will be marked by cake and door prizes.
You're more likely to become president (25 times more likely, that is), than win Powerball, but someone will win, says UB biostatistician
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 06:00 pm
The stakes are high. Really, really high. And the odds are low. Really, really low. But someone is going to win Powerball, according to Jeffrey Miecznikowski, associate professor of biostatistics at the University at Buffalo's School of Public Health and Health Professions.
'In the Spotlight with Michele Ragusa': Buffalo native returns to perform at Kleinhans' Blue Room
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 06:00 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes back Buffalo native and Broadway star Michele Ragusa on Friday, April 22, for an evening of music and storytelling about growing up in Buffalo and starring on Broadway.
John Krasinski, Heather Graham, Khloe Kardashian and Ice Cube visit 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 06:00 pm
John Krasinski previews the film "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," and Heather Graham chats about the animated film "Norm of the North."
Found ammunition shells trigger lockout at Niagara-Wheatfield High School
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 02:35 pm
A Niagara-Wheatfield High School student reported to administration at 2:45 p.m. Thursday he found empty ammunition shell casings on his vehicle in the school parking lot.
Food Network's 'All-Star Academy' is back in session
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 02:15 pm
The culinary classroom opens for nine talented home cooks with season two of primetime competition series "All-Star Academy," where returning mentors Alex Guarnaschelli and Curtis Stone are joined by newcomers Robert Irvine and Andrew Zimmern to guide these competitors through intense kitchen challenges and teach them to cook like pros.
If you don't win $800 million ...
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 02:05 pm
New Yorkers seeking their fortune in this Saturday's record-setting $800 million Powerball jackpot have an additional tool to get paid big bucks: Power Play.
Lewiston named 25th safest in New York
Fri, Jan 8th 2016 02:00 pm
Residents of the Town and Village of Lewiston received some upbeat news this week, in the form of the community being ranked No. 25 among the safest cities in New York state.