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Grand Island: New roundabout almost complete
Fri, May 27th 2016 11:00 am
New York State Department of Transportation workers are putting the finishing touches on the new look to the roundabout.
Grand Island Board of Education: Building named 'Jack Burns Transportation Center'
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:55 am
Retired Grand Island Central School District Transportation Director Jack Burns was honored Monday as the Board of Education officially named its nearly completed transportation facility after him.
Obit: Vera Neureuter Dutka
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:45 am
Grand Island resident Vera B., Dutka entered into rest Friday, April 15, 2016.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Reverse-911 system explained
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:45 am
The Grand Island Fire Co. reports Monday, May 23, the Erie County Sheriff's Office with assistance of the Niagara Falls Police Department were actively perusing a possibly armed suspect involved in a violent crime.
Town of Niagara eyes health care savings
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Board agreed Tuesday to consider joining a Greater Niagara Orleans County Municipal health insurance consortium, which has a goal to reduce overall health care costs by having the two counties' 26 municipalities purchase joint insurance.
Security, law enforcement students recognized for leadership
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:10 am
Two students in the Security and Law Enforcement Program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center were recently recognized as youth leaders in the community.
Communities to celebrate Memorial Day
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:05 am
Ceremonies and celebrations will be held throughout local communities in honor of Memorial Day this long weekend. Listed below are events scheduled for the Town of Niagara, the Town of Wheatfield and the City of North Tonawanda.
Buffalo State offering two new scholarships rewarding community service
Fri, May 27th 2016 09:45 am
Frederick Howe, professor emeritus of educational foundations and creator of Buffalo State's Community Service Day, and his wife, retired educator Marilyn Howe, have established two four-year scholarships at Buffalo State College for full-time incoming freshmen.
2nd annual 'Red Nose Day Special' raises more than $31.5 million for kids in need
Fri, May 27th 2016 09:35 am
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, Ellen DeGeneres, Tracy Morgan, Blake Shelton, Will Ferrell and Zac Efron were among the many celebrities who appeared in the live, two-hour charity television event.
UB researcher receives $7 million award to study telemedicine as a way to treat HCV-infected drug users
Fri, May 27th 2016 07:00 am
Andrew H. Talal, M.D., professor of medicine at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, will receive a major, $7 million award to address a casualty of the national opioid epidemic: the spread of hepatitis C virus (HCV) among drug users who share needles.
NU professor earns award from Canadian Educational Researchers' Association
Thu, May 26th 2016 07:30 pm
Dr. Kathleen Wong, an adjunct faculty member of Niagara University's College of Education in Ontario, has been selected by the Canadian Educational Researchers' Association (CERA) to receive the 2016 R.W.B. Jackson Award.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY presents 'Spark' Cultural Awards for organization, artist of the year
Thu, May 26th 2016 07:25 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced Just Buffalo Literary Center as Cultural Organization of the Year, and Adam Zyglis as Individual Artist of the Year at the third annual "Spark" Cultural Awards on Wednesday.
Homemade food, original artwork - and Duke - at Scott's Corner
Thu, May 26th 2016 04:45 pm
Scott Struzik and John Caldwell's foray into the food business began with a bulldog from Tennessee.
Tour of Kitchens returns for 8th year
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:35 am
The food. ... The kitchens and homes. ... The tablescapes. ... Don't miss the eighth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 4 and 5 in Lewiston and Youngstown.
Final concert of BPO season pairs large orchestra with stunning visuals for a tribute to music and nature
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:35 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's 2015-16 M&T Bank Classics season closes on the first weekend of June with a concert that showcases the internationally renowned acoustics of Kleinhans Music Hall, conducted by BPO Music Director JoAnn Falletta.
Food Network heads outdoors as professional grill masters face the heat in 'Chopped Grill Masters Napa'
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:30 am
"Chopped" is heading outdoors to beautiful Beringer Vineyards, located in Napa Valley, California, as 16 grilling experts compete in "Chopped Grill Masters Napa," premiering Tuesday, July 5 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Remembrance ceremony for Doug Janese
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:30 am
Lewiston Town Supervisor Stephen Broderick announced there will be a remembrance ceremony for former Highway Superintendent Doug Janese, who past away in January. An oak tree will be planted in his honor at the highway garage on Swan Road.
Senate passes measures to improve lives of veterans
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:25 am
As the nation prepares to observe Memorial Day, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, and the Senate majority passed seven measures dedicated to improving the lives of veterans. The bills pay tribute to the soldiers' service to state and country.
Buffalo Sabres sign Karabacek to entry-level deal
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Vaclav Karabacek to a three-year, entry-level contract.
'Insane Inflatable 5K' coming to Buffalo
Thu, May 26th 2016 11:25 am
The "Insane Inflatable 5K," a dynamic fun run series made up of inflatable obstacles - and taking place in over 115 cities across the U.S. - is coming to Buffalo on Aug. 13. The announcement was made by Stuart Kaul, director of events, "Insane Inflatable 5K".
Community Missions honors volunteers, supporters at 24th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch
Wed, May 25th 2016 05:00 pm
Each spring, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. takes an opportunity to honor the volunteers and supporters who make its work possible with its annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch.
Jesus Culture set to release 'Let It Echo Unplugged' on June 17
Wed, May 25th 2016 04:30 pm
Earlier this year, Jesus Culture released their ninth live album - "Let It Echo" - to high praise from Relevant, Worship Leader, New Release Today, CCM Magazine and more.
NBC Olympics, Fandango to premiere 'I Love Movies: Rio Olympic Edition' video series, featuring swimmers Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, Matt Grevers
Wed, May 25th 2016 04:25 pm
NBC Olympics, preparing to broadcast thousands of hours of coverage from this summer's upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Fandango, the nation's leading digital destination for all things movies, are joining forces for the first time on Fandango's "I Love Movies: Rio Olympic Edition" digital video series, premiering today.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the 50th Annual CMA Awards
Wed, May 25th 2016 04:20 pm
Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host "Country Music's Biggest Night" in 2016. The 50th Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8-11 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
Craig Sager to be honored with Jimmy V Perseverance Award at 2016 ESPYS
Wed, May 25th 2016 04:10 pm
Craig Sager is one of the most respected sideline reporters in sports, and he is well known for both his colorful attire and personality.
'Dancing with the Stars': Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd take home coveted Mirrorball Trophy
Wed, May 25th 2016 04:10 pm
In the two-hour season finale on Tuesday, Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Nyle DiMarco and Peta Murgatroyd, and Paige VanZant and Mark Ballas advanced to the final stage of the "Dancing with the Stars" competition, vying to win the judges' and America's votes and be crowned the season 22 champion.
UB bear geneticist to appear on Animal Planet's 'Monster Week' special, 'Yeti Or Not'
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:55 pm
Among scientists, not much is known about the evolutionary history of brown bears in the Himalayas and Tibetan plateau. These rugged creatures, which represent two subspecies of the world's brown bears, are critically endangered and rarely sighted in the wild.
BuffaLoveFest becomes springtime staple at Buffalo Zoo
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is ready to welcome more than 2,500 people to this Friday's annual springtime fundraiser, BuffaLoveFest.
Mosaic MSC is worship expression from best-selling author and Pastor Erwin McManus' Mosaic in Los Angeles
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:40 pm
Essential Worship announces the label debut from Mosaic MSC, titled "Glory & Wonder," is set to release on Sept. 23. Mosaic MSC is the worship music that carries the culture of Mosaic in Los Angeles, which is founded by cultural pioneer and best-selling author Erwin McManus. His most recent book is "The Artisan Soul."
Volunteers needed for Chamber of Commerce welcome center
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
As the summer approaches, the welcome center sees an increase in walk-in visitors requesting maps and general information on the region. Accordingly, the chamber is seeking volunteers to help staff the office in the evenings and weekends.
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls pass 10,000 tickets sold mark for 2016 season
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
Buffalo's Queen City Roller Girls have passed the 10,000th ticket sold mark for this 2016 season, their 10th, crushing previous overall attendance marks. This season has also seen a new single game attendance mark record (1,316) and new presale records.
Niagara University president Maher appointed to NCAA board of directors
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:00 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, has been named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I board of directors, effective Aug. 5. His term will continue through August 2020.
Higgins announces $33.8 million in federal grants to Roswell Park researchers
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute researchers received eight recent grants totaling $33.8 million in awards from National Institutes of Health agencies to further important work in cancer research.
3rd annual Niagara Hospice Gran Fondo draws record number of riders
Wed, May 25th 2016 10:40 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo, presented by M&T Bank, brought its "party on wheels" to Niagara County May 14 for its third annual ride to benefit Niagara Hospice.
Alisan Porter named champion of 'The Voice'
Wed, May 25th 2016 08:55 am
Alisan Porter was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" Tuesday, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season 10.
Lewiston Choraleers will present spring program at four area churches
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present its annual spring program, titled "The Good Old Days," at four area churches May 28-29 and June 4-5.
Lewiston Lions offer free youth eye screening
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions will sponsor free youth eye screenings, with the assistance of the Town of Niagara Lions, during Monday's luncheon at the Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. firehall on North Sixth Street. The event immediately follows the Memorial Day parade and ceremony.
SPCA Serving Erie County schedules additional free parvo vaccine clinics
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The SPCA Serving Erie County will once again administer free canine parvovirus (parvo) vaccines to dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older during monthly clinics through October.
Meet Tobias: Buffalo Zoo names male African lion cub
Tue, May 24th 2016 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo announces Tobias as the official name of nearly three-month-old male African lion cub.
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton, Kobe Bryant join 'Red Nose Day Special' on NBC
Tue, May 24th 2016 06:00 pm
Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton and Kobe Bryant are among the more than 65 stars who are coming together to have fun, raise money and change lives on "The Red Nose Day Special," airing on Red Nose Day, Thursday, May 26 (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC.