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History of Niagara River islands retold at Launch Club presentation
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:25 pm
As a boy, Gary Kenline spent his summers on Motor Boat Island, an island that his grandfather had purchased in 1930.
Grand Island Board of Education: Veterans tax exemption to be topic at Feb. 9 meeting
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:25 pm
At the next Grand Island Central School District Board of Education meeting, Nancy DiLonardo, chief data tax clerk from Erie County Real Property Tax Services, will present information on the proposed Alternative Veterans' Tax Exemption and the possible financial impact it will have on the Grand Island taxpayer, as well as the school district.
Grand Island High School: Paddle board project demonstrates STEAM learning
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
Grand Island High School's Engineering Tech Club showcased its handcrafted paddle board to 20 school districts at a collaborative STEAM meeting.
Bob Weaver Motorsports wins 2014 Battle of the Bolts
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
Bob Weaver Motorsports of Niagara Falls Boulevard in Wheatfield has won the 2014 "Battle of the Bolts" contest, winning out over 39 entries entered in this year's contest.
Grand Island Town Board: No consensus reached on council appointment
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board remains one member short after four councilpersons were unable Monday to reach a consensus on who to appoint to one vacant seat.
Air Assault School at Fort Bragg renamed for DeGlopper
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
Fort Bragg's recently established Air Assault School was renamed for Medal of Honor recipient and Grand Island native Pfc. Charles DeGlopper on Jan. 22.
Ortt to participate in homeless sleep-out event
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:20 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt will experience what it's like to be homeless by spending part of the night outside for the Jerry Starr Ken-Ton Schools Sleep-out event.
Niagara County Youth Board names officers
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:15 pm
The Niagara County Youth Board has elected its slate of officers for 2015, Youth Bureau Director Meghan Lutz announced today.
Buffalo Niagara companies join together in fight against heart disease on Wear Red Day
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo/Niagara Region will "Go Red" Friday, as part of the National Wear Red Day celebration, and throughout Heart Month to benefit the American Heart Association.
Erie County: January rabies clinics bring record number of vaccinations
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 04:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has announced a record number of animals were vaccinated at the January rabies clinic, held last week at the North Buffalo Community Center.
Explore & More Children's Museum: WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $1.7 million for new museum at Canalside
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 03:15 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted Monday to recommend $1.7 million in funding to Explore & More Children's Museum.
LongHorn Steakhouse opens in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 03:15 pm
The newest LongHorn Steakhouse opens its doors to the Niagara Falls community today. Located at 1861 Military Road, the restaurant will be led by Bill Englert as managing partner.
Marc Scibilia featured in Jeep Super Bowl commercial with 'This Land Is Your Land'
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:35 pm
Sunday night, Marc Scibilia was featured in a Super Bowl commercial as his take on the Woody Guthrie song "This Land Is Your Land" played during a high-profile, 90-second spot for the new Jeep Renegade campaign branded "Beautiful Lands."
Ceretto applauds approval of charter for Tesla at Niagara
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto congratulated the group Tesla at Niagara on the approval of its provisional charter by the New York State Board of Regents.
New three-minute video of historic Niagara Falls climb now available
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 02:25 pm
An extended version of Will Gadd's globally viewed ascent of the frozen Niagara Falls is now available, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today on the week anniversary of the remarkable feat.
New general manager, key positions named at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, Old Falls Street, USA
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Global Spectrum, the company that manages The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls and Old Falls Street, USA, has named Niagara Falls native Jason Murgia as its new general manager at its Niagara Falls facilities.
Higgins names local veterans to service academy advisory committee
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, named local residents to serve as members of his service academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview students applying to a military academy and make recommendations to the congressman.
Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help maintain a diverse blood supply
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.
TBS to celebrate 'Thank a Mailman Day' with quartet of 'Seinfeld' episodes featuring Newman
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
"Thank a Mailman Day" arrives next week, and TBS is going to celebrate by inviting viewers to say, "Hello, Newman," to an evening of "Seinfeld" episodes featuring Jerry Seinfeld's sworn enemy from down the hall.
Islamic studies expert offering public lecture at Niagara University
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 01:55 pm
Islamic studies expert Zeki Saritoprak, Ph.D., will examine the place of Jesus in the Quran and Hadith during a public lecture at Niagara University on Wednesday.
Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffery to present at Kenan Arts Council meeting
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Kenan Arts Council will host a business lunch at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10, at the Kenan Center's Taylor Theater Meeting Room, 433 Locust St., Lockport. Bring your own lunch; coffee, tea and cold drinks will be available.
'Let's Make A Deal' celebrates Grammy Awards with a special themed show Friday
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
"Let's Make A Deal" celebrates the 57th Annual Grammy Awards with a special themed episode featuring Grammy Award-winning legend Smokey Robinson Friday, Feb. 6 (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer free diabetes prevention program in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division is offering a free diabetes prevention program.
Children can learn about Civil War presidency
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Children ages 7 through 12 are invited to celebrate Presidents' Day at the History Center of Niagara County.
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announce 'LIVE's Predict the Winners' Oscar ballot contest
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:20 pm
Hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan announced a new contest that gives the at-home audience the chance to get in on the fun and walk away with a serious cash prize: "LIVE's" "Predict the Winners" contest.
Public comment period opens for Greenway projects
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:15 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced today the public comment period has opened for the 43rd round of projects, which will be considered at its March 17.
Post-Super Bowl 'Blacklist' sets series records
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:05 pm
Sunday's special post-Super Bowl telecast of "The Blacklist" has set series records and delivered the top results for any primetime entertainment telecast on the "Big 4" networks since last March's Academy Awards.
Super Bowl XLIX on NBC is most-watched show in U.S. television history
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 07:05 pm
114.4 million watched Patriots-Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, topping last year's Super Bowl by 2.2 million.
Collins reacts to president's budget request
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 02:35 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, today issued the following statement after President Obama released his fiscal year 2016 budget request.
NBC debuts new, extended version of 'Heroes Reborn' Super Bowl promotional spot
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 02:20 pm
NBC Entertainment unveiled an extended original 15-second "Heroes Reborn" online promotional spot during the Super Bowl Sunday. A 10-second promo ran on-air during the game, highlighting H.R.G., aka Noah Bennett (Jack Coleman), as he tracks a young girl with a special ability.
Explore & More selects Phillips Lytle's David J. McNamara as 'Play It Forward' campaign chair
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:55 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum announced the selection of David J. McNamara, managing partner for Phillips Lytle LLP, as chairman of the "Play It Forward" capital campaign.
Award-winning novelist Joyce Carol Oates to deliver keynote address at NCCC commencement
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:55 pm
Acclaimed bestselling author and Lockport native Joyce Carol Oates will deliver the keynote address at the Niagara County Community College commencement ceremony Saturday, May 16, at the Seneca Niagara Events Center, NCCC President James P. Klyczek announced.
12 nurses complete new assisted living nurse leadership program
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:55 pm
The New York State Center for Assisted Living has announced 12 nurses from the Western New York-area assisted living facilities have completed the Foundation for Quality Care's first assisted living nurse leadership program.
New York's Powerball jackpot increases to $317 million for Wednesday
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:50 pm
The New York Lottery announced the jackpot for Wednesday's Powerball drawing has been increased to $317,000,000. The $31,200,000 jump from Saturday's jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Powerball states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
'Bragging Rights!' returning to WBBZ
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:50 pm
If you thought the "Big Game" in Phoenix was exciting Sunday, wait until you see this: "Bragging Rights!" the hometown television game show, returns for a second season this Wednesday starting at 8 p.m. on WBBZ-TV.
AAA names Bax new assistant vice president
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:50 pm
Traci Bax has been named assistant vice president of retail operations for AAA Western and Central New York. In this role, Bax will oversee the club's retail operations, including insurance and financial planning services for members.
Niagara County Community College: Fall scholarships available
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall semester.
Big in Buffalo: NBC claims highest Super Bowl overnight rating ever
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
Super Bowl XLIX, which featured the New England Patriots' thrilling 28-24 victory over the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in one of the greatest Super Bowls ever, delivered the highest Super Bowl metered market rating in history with a 49.7/72 overnight rating/share on NBC, according to data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Niagara Catholic hosts 'Super BINGO'
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:55 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is hosting "Super BINGO" Saturday, March 14. The 2 p.m. event will take place in the school gymnasium, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls.