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Oliver Street Merchants Association installs new banners
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:45 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, along with members of the Common Council and the Oliver Street Merchants Association, gathered at 308 Oliver St. in North Tonawanda at the Project 308 Art Gallery Oct. 25 to celebrate the installation of the new Oliver Street welcome banners.
Ransomville Speedway - a look back at 2016
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:45 am
The biggest news of the 2016 season at Ransomville Speedway was the purchase of the racing facility made by the Atwal family, who became the third owner in the history of the speedway.
NCCC to host Financial Aid Day
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
Niagara County Community College will host its SUNY Financial Aid Day from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 12.
'Kales Court' dedication
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, Superintendent of Schools Greg Woytila and Drake Elementary Principle Katie Smith gathered Oct. 21 for the dedication of a new basketball court and playground at Drake Elementary School in North Tonawanda.
Ross receives award for service to NCCC
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
William L. Ross received the New York Community College Trustees Marvin A. Rapp Award for distinguished trustee service last week in Cooperstown. The honor was given based on dedicated and outstanding service to Niagara County Community College.
North Tonawanda tourism continues to increase
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:40 am
Tourism continues to be on the rise in North Tonawanda.
Niagara Community Center opens, begins to serve area youth
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:35 am
The new Niagara Community Center is now up and running, providing a new place for youth to thrive and learn through sporting and educational activities.
NBC to broadcast 15th annual 'National Dog Show Presented by Purina' on Thanksgiving
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:15 pm
NBC will present the 15th anniversary edition of its popular holiday special "The National Dog Show Presented by Purina" on Thanksgiving (noon-2 p.m. in all time zones), Nov. 24, following the telecast of NBC's "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade."
'Showstoppers' night comes to 'Dancing with the Stars'
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:15 pm
The six remaining celebrities will dance two show-stopping dances - one from some of the hottest Broadway musicals, and a second where they are paired up for a "Team-Up Challenge" - as "Showstoppers" night comes to "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, Nov. 7 (8-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
Lewiston Community Lions, Deal Realty team for peanut butter & jelly drive
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:15 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions were able to contribute 90 items to help local food pantries restock their shelves.
Niagara Hospice to hold 'Light-a-Life' celebration
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:10 pm
Niagara Hospice will hold its annual "Light-a-Life" memorial tree lighting celebration at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, under the Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion behind Niagara Hospice House, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
National Hospice & Palliative Care Month celebrated throughout November
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:10 pm
November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about the highest quality care for people coping with life-limiting illness.
Niagara County: Collins to helm coroner replacement
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:05 pm
With Monday's resignation of District 3 Coroner Kenneth V. Lederhouse, county lawmakers will start the process of identifying a successor to the long-time public official, Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, announced Thursday morning.
Casting Crowns celebrate 11th No. 1 radio single with 'One Step Away'
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:05 pm
Multi-platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns released their eighth studio album, "The Very Next Thing," in September and just celebrated their 11th No. 1 radio single with "One Step Away."
NBC's 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' welcomes holiday season with star-studded musical telecast
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
NBC celebrates the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree with "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9 p.m. ET).
Meryl Streep to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced eight-time Golden Globe-winner Meryl Streep will be honored with the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 8. The 2017 Golden Globe Awards will air live coast-to-coast on NBC from 8-11 p.m. ET from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Original cast members reprise their roles in Disney XD's animated TV series 'Big Hero 6'
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Disney XD's upcoming animated series "Big Hero 6," based on Walt Disney Animation Studios' Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, will reunite much of the original cast for its 2017 debut.
Niagara Frontier Publications reveals pumpkin contest winners
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 06:00 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications recently held a pumpkin-carving/decorating contest for Halloween. The first-place winners, Michael and Cindy Kline of Grand Island, carve numerous pumpkins every year and decided to put one in the NFP contest.
Salvation Army kicks off kettle drive at KeyBank Center
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced The Salvation Army will launch its annual holiday kettle drive on Thursday, Nov. 3, at KeyBank Center before the Sabres' 7 p.m. game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Erie County, towns reach new snowplowing agreement
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Public Works' Highways Division has announced a new snowplowing agreement has been reached between Erie County and the association representing over 30 municipalities that contract with the county for snowplowing.
Helping others in Ukraine
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:50 pm
Thanks to the initiative of cardiologist Dr. Zina Hajduczok, of Lewiston Cardiology (pictured at left with perioperative business/systems supervisor Becky Shively), and the cooperation of central services and surgery, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has put together a shipment of medical supplies bound for the Ukraine.
Military Times ranks UB among 'Best for Vets'
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:50 pm
Military Times, for the second consecutive year, has ranked the University at Buffalo as one of the nation's best universities for military veterans.
'A Pentatonix Christmas Special' will deliver holiday spirit to NBC
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:50 pm
Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Pentatonix is poised to host their first-ever holiday network special on Wednesday, Dec. 14 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on NBC.
Andra Day to release Christmas EP, 'Merry Christmas from Andra Day'
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:50 pm
Grammy-nominated soul singer Andra Day has released "Merry Christmas From Andra Day," a five-track Christmas collection, via all digital service providers. A physical version will be available from Warner Bros. Records on Nov. 18.
World-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrates 90 years
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 05:45 pm
This November, America's favorite holiday tradition will mark a milestone anniversary, once again kicking off the holidays with its signature brand of magical entertainment. On Thursday, Nov. 24 (9 a.m.-noon in all time zones), the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will march down the streets of New York.
B Team Buffalo to decorate Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood during 'City of Light' on Dec. 3
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 07:00 am
As fall inches closer to winter, Western New Yorkers will begin to decorate their homes for the holidays. But for some residents of Buffalo's East Side, decorating is a luxury. So, a group of young volunteers plan to "brighten" the neighborhood out of the kindness of their hearts.
Canalside recognized by Society of American Travel Writers
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Tuesday announced the Society of American Travel Writers awarded Canalside the 2016 Phoenix Award, which recognizes individuals, communities or organizations that have contributed to a quality travel experience through conservation, preservation, beautification or environmental efforts.
Niagara University athletics partners with Community Missions for food & toiletry drives
Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara University Department of Athletics and Community Missions have partnered to hold food and clothing drives during upcoming Niagara University athletics contests.
NBC solidifies Monday strategy: More 'Timeless,' premieres of 'The Voice' & new action series 'Taken'
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 06:40 pm
NBC has set its midseason Monday strategy in motion with the extension of No. 1-rated Monday drama "Timeless," bringing the full-season order to 16; plus the premiere of its highly anticipated new action series "Taken," which will launch Monday, Feb. 27 (10 p.m.).
Poloncarz joins community partners, volunteers in opposition to domestic violence
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 06:35 pm
The "Plant-a-Thon" event brought student groups and community partners together to work under the supervision of master gardeners from the Cornell Cooperative Extension to plant hundreds of new flowers and plants in designated beds at the Tribute Garden's Isle View Park site.
Photo exhibit opening & student discussion on Cuban experience coming to Niagara University
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:25 pm
Last spring, 22 Niagara University students and three faculty members engaged in an intensive field-based research course in Havana, Cuba. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Castellani Art Museum, several of the participants will share stories, reflections, photographs and research from their experience.
Niagara County to consider medical examiner
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:20 pm
County leaders will study whether to develop a medical examiner post in Niagara County and restructure the organization of the current office of coroner, the chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, announced.
Bills sign Percy Harvin, place Aaron Williams on reserved/injured list
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Bills on Tuesday announced the team signed wide receiver Percy Harvin. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Justin Bailey recalled from Rochester
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forward Justin Bailey from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
'Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience' & ticket auction programs return for 2016-17 season
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will once again offer the "Ultimate Sabres Fan Experience" and ticket auction programs for the 2016-17 season, with proceeds benefiting the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Wound Center of Niagara named Center of Excellence
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced The Wound Center of Niagara is a recipient of RestorixHealth's Center of Excellence award.
American Niagara Hospitality honoring veterans & active duty service members with restaurant discounts
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:05 pm
American Niagara Hospitality announced its Rainforest Cafe and TGI Fridays locations will be honoring Western New York veterans and active-duty service members in the month of November.
October never ends for breast cancer organization
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:00 pm
Although Oct. 31 is the last calendar day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the education component of breast cancer never really ends.
Colvin Cleaners desperately needs coats for annual 'Coats for Kids' campaign
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 02:40 pm
For half of the 40 years Paul Billoni has operated his family's 85-years-young Colvin Cleaners, his team has collected, cleaned, sorted and distributed - for free - nearly 75,000 winter coats to children in need throughout Western New York.
Hillsong Worship's 'let there be light.' garners No. 1 spot on Billboard top Christian albums chart upon its release
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 02:40 pm
"let there be light.," the latest from Hillsong Worship, claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard's top Christian albums chart while claiming No. 7 on Billboard's top albums chart and No. 14 on the Billboard 200 upon its release.