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'The Steve Harvey Morning Show' joins WBLK
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 03:30 pm
"The People's Station," 93.7-FM WBLK, has announced the addition of the top-rated "Steve Harvey Morning Show" to the station's weekday morning lineup. Effective Tuesday, March 1, 93.7 WBLK will broadcast "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" from 6-10 a.m.
Oscar Wilde-themed symposium, theater production, art exhibit coming to NU
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 03:10 pm
April 2 will be a "Wilde" day, so to speak, at Niagara University.
'Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet' on ABC
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 02:35 pm
ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today "Oscars Opening Ceremony: Live From The Red Carpet," the ultimate opening event and highly anticipated lead-in to the live telecast of the 88th Oscars hosted by Chris Rock, will air Sunday.
UB grad aces physics subject test of GRE
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 02:35 pm
University at Buffalo graduate Geoffrey Fatin has achieved something that his UB faculty mentors say they've never seen before: He scored a maximum 990 points on the physics subject test of the Graduate Record Examination.
NBC, Litton Entertainment expand iconic 'The More You Know' platform into new, three-hour Saturday morning programming block
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 02:35 pm
NBC and Litton Entertainment, an independent producer of award-winning family programming, are partnering to expand NBC's storied public service awareness brand "The More You Know" into an all-new programming block.
Kutless announces 'The Bring It On Tour' with 7eventh Time Down, Meredith Kinleigh, Natasha Owens
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 02:35 pm
Kutless announces their spring tour "The Bring It On Tour" featuring BEC Recordings' labelmates 7eventh Time Down and special guests Meredith Kinleigh and Natasha Owens.
Chris Tomlin releases music video for 'Good Good Father' as single hits No. 1 on Billboard Christian airplay chart
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 11:10 am
The official music video for Grammy Award winner Chris Tomlin's hit single "Good Good Father" debuted last week, following the success of the single after its October release. The video features Pat Barrett of Housefires, who wrote the song along with Tony Brown.
NU's Family Literacy Center presenting free children's book club
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 11:10 am
The Family Literacy Center at Niagara University is presenting an enrichment book club for children in grades 2-8. It begins March 17.
Sabres acquire third-round pick for Mike Weber
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 07:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired a third-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Washington Capitals in exchange for defenseman Mike Weber.
'Rat Pack' returns to Falls
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 04:10 pm
"Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" returns to Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino Saturday for two shows - 5 and 8 p.m. inside the Bear's Den.
Ortt introduces legislation to renew and amend casino funding formula
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has introduced legislation that would change the state's funding formula for the Seneca Niagara Casino and allow the host city, the City of Niagara Falls, to keep a greater percentage of the net drop from slot machine revenue.
Smile Education Day to reach more than 15,000 WNY kids
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:10 pm
Before lunchtime on Wednesday, University at Buffalo dental faculty and students will visit nearly 15,000 children in more than 100 schools across Western New York as part of the 23rd annual Smile Education Day.
Higgins announces application period for SAFER federal fire grants
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the application window for grants provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Services (SAFER) program is now open.
Greenway: State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:05 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee (State Parks Standing Committee) will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, to vote on funding for a project being proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Jeannine Suk named director of counseling services at Niagara University
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:05 pm
Jeannine D. Suk has been appointed as Niagara University's new director of counseling services. She joins NU on Feb. 29.
New York awarded nearly $1 million to support community mental health, substance use disorder programs
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health and Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services announced today that New York has been awarded a federal planning grant of $982,373 to strengthen its community-based mental health care and substance use disorder programs through the development of new certified community behavioral health clinics (CCBHC) in pilot sites across the state.
ECHDC announces construction start for new Queen City Bike Ferry landing on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 02:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced construction has started on the new Queen City Bike Ferry landing on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Record Store Day announces 2016 ambassador: Metallica
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 02:45 pm
Record Store Day is thrilled to announce its ambassador for 2016, Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Metallica.
Super Sunday Championships scheduled for Feb. 28
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 02:45 pm
Western New York's top high school hockey teams will face off for the 32nd annual Super Sunday High School Club Hockey Championships, scheduled to occur on Sunday, Feb. 28, at First Niagara Center.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Easter floral sales benefit people with disabilities
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 02:35 pm
Pre-orders are due March 2 for Easter arrangements from the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. Items range from $10.99 for lilies to $20/$25 for basket of tropical plants with trim to $25/$30 for a basket of fresh flowers.
'Greatest Animal Commercials Countdown' to air Wednesday, March 2, The CW
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 02:30 pm
From the producers of the wildly successful "Super Bowl Greatest Commercials," The CW presents "Greatest Animal Commercials Countdown," a one-hour special hosted by Donna Lynne Champlin ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") and Kevin Frazier ("Entertainment Tonight"), airing Wednesday, March 2 (8-9 p.m. ET).
Hiring employees? NFL draft provides guidance, study shows
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 02:30 pm
When NFL teams draft players, the player's willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty is just as important as the number of catches or tackles he makes, according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Mark Burnett, TBS line up celebrity judges for upcoming series 'America's Greatest Makers'
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 11:45 am
Emmy-winning producer Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "Shark Tank," "The Voice") and TBS have brought together a panel of celebrity judges for this spring's new tech competition series "America's Greatest Makers," created in collaboration with Intel.
'The Biggest Loser': Roberto Hernandez named winner
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 08:30 am
Roberto Hernandez, a 36-year-old physical/health/driver's education teacher from Burbank, Illinois, was named 'The Biggest Loser" on NBC's live finale last night, winning $250,000. He started season 17 at 348 pounds and ended weighing 188, shedding 160 pounds and 45.98 percent of his body weight.
Derek Wesley appointed VP for institutional advancement at Niagara University
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Derek M. Wesley, Ed.D., has been named vice president for institutional advancement at Niagara University following a nationwide search. His first day on Monteagle Ridge will be May 9.
City Dining Cards entrepreneur to speak at Daemen Lecture
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Patrick Finan, CEO and co-founder of Buffalo-based City Dining Cards, will be the next speaker in the Daemen College Nancy Haberman Gacioch Entrepreneurship Lecture Series scheduled for 5 p.m. March 2 in the Wick Campus Center Alumni Lounge. The lecture is free and open to the public
Town, Village of Lewiston hold joint work session
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 06:50 pm
The Town of Lewiston Town Council welcomed the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees to Town Hall Monday for the first of what is expected to become quarterly joint meetings.
Buffalo Zoo to bid farewell to gray wolves
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 06:40 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's gray wolves will leave this week.
Buffalo PS97 students to participate in astronomical Q&A
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 03:05 pm
In an extremely rare and once-in-a lifetime opportunity, Buffalo public school students will make contact with astronauts on the International Space Station.
Steely Dan to perform at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:55 pm
Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Donald Fagen and Walter Becker have announced Steely Dan will be back to satisfy Dan fans nationwide with 30-plus performances this spring and summer, including a performance at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino at 8 p.m. Friday, April 29.
NF DAR meets March 5
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:55 pm
The next meeting of the Niagara Falls Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take place at noon Saturday, March 5, at Knead the Dough Restaurant.
File on your phone - for free
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:50 pm
New York state taxpayers with incomes under $62,000 can easily prepare and file income tax returns - and check their refunds - on the go.
Goo Goo Dolls announce North American headline tour
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:30 pm
Multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road in July for an extensive summer headlining tour of amphitheaters and arenas. Also on the bill as direct support are Collective Soul and Tribe Society.
BNFF seeks volunteers
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival is now seeking volunteers, interns and festival directors (someone who is self-motivated, creative and well-organized) for events taking place around the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area from April 1-17.
DiNapoli: State health department should improve enforcement of nursing home violations
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:25 pm
The state Department of Health needs to fix problems and delays with how it is assessing fines to nursing homes after violations are found, according to an audit released today by state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Poloncarz, Erie County's Department of Social Services announce Black History Luncheon Celebration
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 02:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and the Erie County Department of Social Services Black History Luncheon Celebration committee today announced details of the 19th annual Black History Luncheon Celebration, set to take place Friday, Feb. 26.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service announces partnership with National Foundation for Credit Counseling student loan counseling program
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 01:55 pm
Last month, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling announced the launch of its national student loan-counseling program. This service will help deliver relief to the millions of borrowers throughout America who have been struggling to repay the money they borrowed to finance a college education.
Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman touring together
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 01:50 pm
Multi platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning artists Steven Curtis Chapman and Third Day are set to share the stage this spring. Their 15-date tour will kick off in Little Rock, Arkansas, on April 14 and conclude in Cincinnati on May 7.
Rend Collective prepares to kick off 'As Family We Go' headlining tour, featuring special guest Urban Rescue
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 01:50 pm
For Irish worship band Rend Collective, "As Family We Go" is more of a mantra than an album title as the five-piece group gears up to hit the road for a 48-city "As Family We Go" headlining tour.