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Grand Island Central School District: Superintendent reviews changes in VCMS, GIHS pick-up, drop-off changes
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
The first day of school is Thursday, Sept. 4. Parents are asked to review the following changes to the bus drop-off and parent drop-off processes this year at the Veronica E. Connor Middle School and Grand Island High School complex.
At St. Jude Shrine ...
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
The St. Jude Shrine in Lewiston will hold a yard sale and basket auction on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shrine, 975 Ridge Road.
'Fall Bird Walk' at Bond Lake Park
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:55 pm
Join a free "Fall Bird Walk" on Sunday, Sept. 7, at Bond Lake Park, 2353 Lower Mountain Road, Lewiston.
Veterans invited to picnic
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:55 pm
A veterans appreciation picnic organized by Hands Healing Heroes will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the John Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Drive extra carefully now that school is open
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:55 pm
The American Automobile Association has begun its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign to remind drivers to engage in safe behavior in school zones and residential neighborhoods.
Meeting set on sewer sludge effects
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:55 pm
The Western New York Sludge Free Alliance will hold a free informational meeting about the effects of sewage sludge on farmland at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Frontier Volunteer Fire Co., 2176 Liberty Drive, Wheatfield.
Children not injured in bus accident
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
The two children and the school bus driver on their way to Errick Road School on Wednesday morning were not injured when the bus was involved in an accident on Niagara Falls Boulevard, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Department.
Walk to help Lions help others
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
The Lions Clubs of Niagara County will host the 26th annual Lions Journey For Sight on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Royalton Ravine on Gasport Road in Gasport.
Wheatfield Lions go international
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club will hold its first "International Night" at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Wheatfield Lions Club pavilion. The event will include Lion Clubs from Canada and the U.S., including Fonthill, St. David's, Lewiston, Niagara and Pendleton and the host Wheatfield.
Truck goes pink for breast cancer
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
United Materials unveiled the first all-pink ready mix concrete truck in Western New York at its corporate headquarters, 3949 Forest Parkway, Suite 400, Wheatfield, the morning of Sept. 4.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Back to school
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield area students headed back to school Wednesday morning. Aside from an accident involving an N-W school bus, opening day in local public and private schools seemed to go smoothly.
Working for better town roads
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:40 pm
Bob Herman, Town of Niagara highway superintendent; Dave Grenier, division manager at Republic Services (Allied); and town highway staff, Bob Everard, Ryan Taylor, Barry Mitchell and Phil Mitchell show off the town's new hot box that was purchased with funds received from Republic Services.
Quit smoking program
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:40 pm
For years, the University at Buffalo's QUIT program attained an impressive success rate in helping smokers - especially heavy smokers - stop the deadly habit and staying off permanently.
AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way, d!g Buffalo and Buffalo Open Data to host civic app symposium, 'Opportunities in Open Data'
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:00 am
Mobile and Web apps are changing the world and local communities, and Western New York is no exception. To further grow the technology and start up communities in Western New York, as well as promote social entrepreneurship, AT&T, Z80 Labs, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, d!g Buffalo, and Buffalo Open Data have teamed up to host a civic app symposium titled "Opportunities in Open Data."
14th annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival to continue Celtic traditions in Western New York
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:00 am
Celtic tradition comes back to Niagara USA with the 14th annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games, set to take place Sept. 13-14 at Krull Park in the hamlet of Olcott Beach (just an hour away from both Buffalo and Rochester).
Marc Scibilia performs at 9th Ward
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 11:55 pm
Singer/songwriter Marc Scibilia, a Grand Island native now living and working in Nashville - and signed to Capitol Records' IRS label - is returning to Western New York Friday to perform at Babeville's 9th Ward. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. event. Tickets are $10.
ABC announces this season's 'Dancing with the Stars'
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:30 pm
This season's "Dancing with the Stars" cast of celebrity dancers includes a fashion icon, a YouTube sensation, a NASCAR legend, and a movie star, to name a few. The stars will grace the ballroom floor for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars."
'Niagara Plunge' immerses freshmen in service learning
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:30 pm
Not in freezing water, as was the case when more than 300 new NU students completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" last weekend, but rather in the service-based mission that defines the Catholic and Vincentian institution.
Alan Parsons Live Project performs with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Jan. 30
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
For decades, Alan Parsons has earned a reputation as one of rock's creative geniuses. Now, this artist brings Alan Parsons Live Project to the Buffalo Philharmonic.
Cuomo announces solar power program for schools to reduce costs and protect the environment
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the rollout of "K-Solar," a landmark program under the $1 billion "NY-Sun" initiative, to help public school districts throughout New York lower their energy costs with clean, local power. The program will provide schools with the tools, technical expertise and access to financing to make solar a realistic and affordable option for K-12 schools.

To date, a total of 40 school districts have registered to participate in the program, representing nearly 200 schools in communities across the state.

'America's Got Talent' reveals top 12 acts of season 9
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
Fan favorite Jackie Evancho to perform on top-rated series during Sept. 10 live results show on NBC.
Tony-winning 'Frozen' star Idina Menzel to release Christmas album, 'Holiday Wishes,' Oct. 14 on Warner Bros. Records
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
Tony Award-winning singer/actor Idina Menzel will release a Christmas album, titled "Holiday Wishes," Oct. 14 on Warner Bros. Records.
Ricky Ubeda named 'America's favorite dancer' on season 11 finale of 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:20 pm
The 11th season of "So You Think You Can Dance" came to a thrilling conclusion Wednesday when Ricky Ubeda was named the winner during the live two-hour season finale on FOX.
On display in Youngstown
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce donated a brochure rack to the Youngstown Business & Professional Association to display community information and membership packets in the community. The brochure rack is mounted to wall of the entranceway at Anchor Spirits.
Denny to direct nutrition services at Memorial
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Patricia E. Denny, R.D., M.S.H.A., director of nutrition services.
Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch to introduce 'Holy Ghost' at Saturday's world premiere experience
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
Wanderlust Productions, the independent film studio behind the hit "God adventure" trilogy "Finger of God," "Furious Love" and "Father of Lights," is challenging Hollywood's established business model with the debut of its Kickstarter-funded faith film for millennials, "Holy Ghost."
Lighthouse Café is back in Lockport
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
Celebrate the grand reopening of The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. The featured musical artist of the evening will be Jay and Jenna (formerly of Come Sunday) with special guest Jonah Krull.
Peach Festival will be better and bigger than ever before
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Peach Festival, the largest midway in Niagara County, combines delicious local food and fair treats, more than 40 classic carnival rides and games, as well as musical entertainment and competitions.
Peach Queen contestants visit Favorite's Pizza
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
After their interviews with judges on Wednesday night at The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., the Peach Queen contestants ventured over to Favorite's Pizza, which donated a tray of pizza to each of them, as well as these awesome "I Love Pizza" shirts, and a slice.
Canalside wraps up most successful summer season ever
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has announced this summer exceeded all expectations, with more than 1 million visitors making their way down to Canalside for festivals, activities for children, concerts, arts and culture, fitness and more.
Niagara Falls turns teal to kick-off 'Globe-athon' in Buffalo
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Buffalo is joining the international movement "Globe-athon" on Friday with an event to raise awareness of silent, yet deadly "below the belt" cancers.
BBB offers advice following reports of possible Home Depot data breach
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York is responding to consumer inquiries regarding concerns linked to reports of a Home Depot data breach.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual gala
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Five new distinguished student scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

This award is the most prestigious scholarship offered by the NCCC Foundation to incoming freshman.

Meet 'People of Cold Springs Cemetery' with Niagara History Center re-enactors
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Enjoy a stroll through the past with "The People of Cold Springs Cemetery," Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. The Niagara History Center's "Step Back in Time Players" will take participants back to the 19th century to visit with famous Lockportians of days gone by, now residing in Cold Springs Cemetery.
Heffron Drive to perform at Niagara Falls Hard Rock
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:25 pm
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, announces Heffron Drive will be live in concert Thursday, Sept. 11. Heffron Drive features "Big Time Rush" star Kendall Schmidt and musical friend Dustin Belt. Their debut album, "Happy Mistakes," is due to be released this month. The Hard Rock show is among the first leg of their tour.
More stars 'Stand Up To Cancer'
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:25 pm
This Friday, Sept. 5 (8 p.m.), "Stand Up To Cancer," a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, will stage its fourth biennial fundraising event.

This year, instead of the traditional phone bank staffed by celebrities, the telecast will feature a "digital lounge" on the set, hosted by Yahoo News global anchor Katie Couric.

Mangat joins Memorial's primary care team
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:25 pm
Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D., has joined the growing team of primary care providers at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Grier, Olczyk to serve as head coaches at CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
Mike Grier, who played 15 years in the NHL, including two stints with the Buffalo Sabres, and Eddie Olczyk, the current lead analyst for the NHL on NBC/NBC Sports Network who played 16 years in the NHL and is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, will serve as head coaches for the third annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game Sept. 25 in Buffalo.
'Sunday Night Football' bus makes first stops of season
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
NBC Sports Group's "Sunday Night Football" bus returns this season to travel the country, visiting the host cities of all 17 "SNF" games, the "NFL Kickoff" game in Seattle, and NBC's Wild Card and Divisional Playoff games. The "SNF" bus also will be on-site all week leading up to the crowning of the Super Bowl XLIX champion in Arizona.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, Duff's receive three first place awards at 2014 National Chicken Wing Festival
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
Buffalo is famous for its chicken wings, and now, the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino has won bragging rights for the best chicken wing sauces in the city. Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino emerged a clear winner with Duff's Famous Wings in the "Restaurant Sauce Off" competition at this year's National Chicken Wing Festival.