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Favorite charities are revealed as contestants prepare for 'The New Celebrity Apprentice' on NBC
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:30 pm
Sixteen celebrities will compete for their favorite charities on "The New Celebrity Apprentice" as it shifts to Los Angeles where twice-elected California governor, successful businessman and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger reigns over the boardroom.
Hard Rock gives back
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:10 pm
The Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, USA, will be closed Thursday in order to provide a special Thanksgiving dinner - and gifts - to those served by Community Missions. In total, Hard Rock will serve more than 300 people, providing each guest with a full dinner and items such as bedding, toiletries and/or winter clothing.
Lewiston named 3rd 'Safest Place to Live' in NY
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 10:35 am
Alarm System Reviews recently ranked Lewiston as the third "Safest Place to Live" in the state of New York.
'Paladino Plaza' a go: Village of Lewiston approves project site plan
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 08:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday approved Ellicott Development's site plan, a proposal to build a 4.1-acre, multimillion-dollar mixed-use plaza on the corner of Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Trustee Dan Gibson was the lone dissenting vote.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club donates to Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 04:05 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held its annual Steve Washuta Clam Bake this past summer and raised $5,000 for the Steve Washuta Cardiac Center at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Josh Groban releases holiday song 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:45 pm
Multiplatinum recording artist Josh Groban has release the holiday song "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" on Warner Bros. Records.
Operation Homefront & Buffalo Dollar Tree stores launch holiday toy drive collection for military children
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:45 pm
With repeated and extended deployments and frequent relocations, the families of many junior enlisted service members and wounded warriors face financial hardships and must forgo spending money on gifts.
American Medical Response offers safety precautions to avoid winter-related accidents, injuries
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:45 pm
As the first significant snowfall of the season appears in Western New York, American Medical Response reminds residents that traffic accidents, recreational injuries, slip-and-falls and shoveling-related heart attacks pose increased risks.
AAA: Don't let an animal damage your day
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:20 pm
Tragically, cars strike many animals each year. Although the injuries are not always fatal, animals can put a serious dent in your vehicle, if not destroy it completely.
Navigate ice & snow with AAA winter driving advice
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:15 pm
24 percent of weather-related crashes occur on snowy, slushy or icy roads. AAA Western and Central New York wants to prepare drivers with winter driving tips to keep everyone safe on the road during this storm.
AAA: Gas prices drop leaves motorists feeling thankful
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:15 pm
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.14 per gallon, down 3 cents from last week. The New York State average is $2.37 per gallon, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.33.
Fort Niagara's 'Castle by Candlelight' full of holiday spirit, hands-on history
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:10 pm
The French phrase "feu de joie" will roll off tongues and linger in memories after Old Fort Niagara's "Castle by Candlelight" (set for 6:30-8:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10), where visitors will welcome the holiday season in the spirit of the 1700s.
Locally owned pet supply store opens in Niagara Falls
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 07:00 am
The Pet Stuff Store, Niagara Falls' only locally owned pet supply store, is now open for business. 
Owner Marcia Massaro began creating this business when she retired after 20 years from her job as a public housing manager. Massaro said she wanted to follow her passion for pets, and open her own pet store to provide for them.
New OB/GYN center to host Tuesday open house
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial's suburban outpatient women's center has a new home - and is all set to show it off.
Senior QB Jhamir Isom leads Niagara Falls to successful season
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 06:45 pm
The 2016 Niagara Falls High School football team finished the season with a 7-2 record. The team had a record year defensively, and was always a big threat to make huge plays on offense. The leader and catalyst of that offense was senior quarterback Jhamir Isom. His poise, athleticism and leadership were all key to the Wolverines season.
Town of Lewiston adopts 2017 budget
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
"We are trying to figure out what the problems are and what the solutions can be. Our desire is to do things the right way."
Enhanced illumination project to showcase Niagara Falls in a new light
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Construction is nearly complete on the Niagara Falls Illumination Board's new LED lighting project, which will brighten up the falls more than ever before.
Thank you for your service: Hair Envy offers vets free haircuts on Veterans Day
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Cathy Fancher of Hair Envy Salon was cutting a Navy veteran's hair last Friday when he recalled how upon coming came back from Vietnam the men were told not to wear their uniforms in the airport.
Grand Island Fire Co. hosts live burn exercise
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a vacant structure owned by Steve Giddings was made available to the Grand Island Fire Company for a live burn drill on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Aceti's Wine & Spirits celebrating 10 years in business
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Sam Aceti shows a visitor a thick stack of letters he's received over the last 10 years he's been in business with Aceti's Wine & Spirits. Each one is a request for a donation to a charitable cause. They come from nonprofit organizations and foundations.
Obituary: D. Denise McGrath
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 08:15 pm
D. Denise McGrath of Nyack, New York, originally from Lewiston, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, surrounded by family and friends following a short but valiant battle with cancer.
'Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go'
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 08:15 pm
Whether your best accessory this holiday season is a new significant other at your holiday get-togethers, or it's another year with your spouse trying to fulfill multiple obligations, navigating the holiday party schedule can be stressful.
Pints for Progress making a difference in Cataract City
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:55 pm
Thursday evening marked yet another successful Niagara Falls Pints for Progress, held at Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center in Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Village Pediatrics officially debuts
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:50 pm
Lewiston Village Pediatrics, located at 733 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday with staff, elected leaders, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board members, friends and family.
2-part season finale of 'Dancing with the Stars' Nov. 21 & 22
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:35 pm
After weeks of competitive dancing, the final four couples advance to the finals of "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, Nov. 21 (8-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.
Faith Hill's 'Deep Tracks' available now
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:15 pm
Multiplatinum, five-time Grammy Award-winning superstar Faith Hill on Friday released "Deep Tracks" via Warner Bros. Records.
Study: 26% of teens have been cyberbullied; 19% in Western New York
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:10 pm
As middle and high school students spend more time online, a survey of Western New York area teenagers and parents finds cyberbullying is a prevalent issue that touches a majority of area children.
Aaron Rodgers & Green Bay Packers visit Kirk Cousins & Washington Redskins on 'Sunday Night Football'
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:10 pm
NBC's "Sunday Night Football" continues this week when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers visit Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins in a rematch of last season's NFC Wild Card game. Coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET.
Casting Crowns announces spring leg of 'The Very Next Thing' tour with special guests Danny Gokey & Unspoken
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:10 pm
Multiplatinum-selling Grammy-winning group Casting Crowns will hit the road again this spring for the second leg of "The Very Next Thing" Tour, featuring K-LOVE Radio's Male Artist of the Year Danny Gokey, and special guests Unspoken.
'The Great American Baking Show' premieres Thursday, Dec. 1
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:10 pm
On your marks, get set, bake! The most festive and friendliest competition on television is back. In a two-hour season premiere, "The Great American Baking Show" (formerly "The Great Holiday Baking Show") returns with slices of cake and plates of cookies, Thursday, Dec. 1 (9-11 p.m. EST), on ABC.
National joint task force on opioid abuse releases final report
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 07:05 pm
A joint task force convened by the National Association of Counties and the National League of Cities - of which Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz is a member - released its final report, "A Prescription for Action: Local Leadership in Ending the Opioid Crisis." It contains recommendations for leaders at all governmental levels to collaborate in fighting opioid abuse.
Shop local on Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
At its Nov. 7 meeting, the Grand Island Town Board proclaimed Nov. 26 as Small Business Saturday on the Island.
Scouts sort UNICEF coins for 38th year
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
For the 38th year, Grand Island Boy Scouts have served as money sorters in the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF fundraiser that takes place each Halloween on the Island.
Pillows for Their Head drive underway
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:25 pm
After several successful charity drives for the Response to Love Center at St. Adalbert's on Buffalo's East Side, an Island couple is organizing one more: a pillow drive for the poor.
Thanksgiving dinner for veterans in need
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 04:20 pm
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to homeless veterans and other needy veterans and their families on Sunday, Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Elderwood at Wheatfield welcomes new executive director
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:55 pm
Shannon Cayea has been named executive director of Elderwood at Wheatfield. The senior living campus consists of a nursing and assisted living community at 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., and an independent living apartment and patio home community at 100 Crestwood Court.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas celebrates annual dinner
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:55 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas celebrated its 78th annual dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10. Nearly 200 attendees gathered at the Rescue Fire Hall for the event.
Pappas recognizes Unyts, promotes community call to action
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:55 pm
Unyts Relationship Development Manager Karen Sorrentino was presented a proclamation at North Tonawanda's Nov. 1 Common Council meeting.
North Tonawanda Common Council OKs '17 budget
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 03:50 pm
North Tonawanda has officially adopted its 2017 budget. In a special session before Tuesday's regular meeting at City Hall, the Common Council unanimously approved the $36,424,619 general fund budget.