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'Tis the season for holiday programming on ABC
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 07:55 pm
ABC celebrates the joy of the holidays, including the world premiere of Pixar Animation Studios' "Toy Story That Time Forgot," the return of the competition series "The Great Christmas Light Fight," special musical performances on "CMA Country Christmas," and classic, animated Christmas specials from Walt Disney Animation Studios, "Peanuts," DreamWorks Animation and Dr. Seuss, among others.
Ceretto clears red tape on Niagara parkland sale
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 07:45 pm
The new law authorizes the Town of Niagara to sell unused parkland and use the proceeds for existing park facilities.
'Deposits for Food' turns cans into cash for Heart & Soul, Community Missions
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 07:45 pm
Just in time for the holidays, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees and his "Deposits for Food" initiative presented donations totaling $3,000 to Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry and Community Missions.
Dunkin' Donuts donates $25,000 to American Red Cross to support relief efforts in Western New York
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 07:45 pm
Dunkin' Donuts announced a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross to support disaster relief efforts and those who have been impacted by disasters, including the recent snowstorm in Western New York.
Erie County Fairgrounds: Opening of Festival of Lights postponed until Dec. 5
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 07:45 pm
As a result of damage incurred during last week's unprecedented lake effect storm, the opening of a beloved Western New York holiday tradition has been delayed one week.
'Holiday Lights of Niagara' begins
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 05:15 pm
Join the celebration to kick-off the holiday season at the "Holiday Lights of Niagara" opening ceremony tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.
Season 19 mirrorball champion Alfonso Ribeiro to headline 'Dancing with the Stars: Live!' tour
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 12:55 pm
"Dancing with the Stars' " newest mirrorball champion, Alfonso Ribeiro, announced on last night's season finale he will join the upcoming "Dancing with the Stars: Live!" tour, joining his partner and pro dancer Witney Carson, who also marked her first win last night.
'Dancing with the Stars' crowns champions
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 12:55 pm
On Tuesday's season 19 finale, Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson were crowned the "Dancing with the Stars" champions on the ABC Television Network.
Memorial's chief of robotic surgery performs area's first single site robotic hysterectomy
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 12:55 pm
Dr. Donna Feldman has pioneered a new surgical procedure at Niagara Falls Memorial, performing the first single site robotic hysterectomy in Niagara County.
'Turkeys for Tickets' drive nets 2,220 turkeys for Buffalo City Mission, Food Bank of WNY
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres partnered with Tops Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive this morning and collected more than 2,220 20-pound frozen turkeys for the Buffalo City Mission and the Food Bank of Western New York.
'Small Business Saturday' supported
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:55 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation in recognition of "Small Business Saturday," which will take place Nov. 29, the first Saturday after Thanksgiving and a day after "Black Friday."
Spotlighters shows conclude
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Despite not having an auditorium in which to perform because of the school district's $50 million capital project, the Spotlighters drama club at Grand Island High School made the most of a difficult situation by holding one-act plays in the school cafeteria and at Sidway Elementary School.
Grand Island Fire Co.: 3 Islanders hospitalized in carbon monoxide incident
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
At 9:12 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a report of carbon monoxide exposure involving a Countryside Lane family.
St. Stephen School: Mission Club giving back to 'Coats 4 Kids' drive
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
The St. Stephen School Mission Club has been busy collecting gently used and new winter coats, hats, mittens, and scarves for the "Coats 4 Kids" drive for the needy of Western New York.
Grand Island Town Board: Councilman resigns to take Highway Department post
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:50 am
Councilman Richard Crawford resigned his seat on the Grand Island Town Board to become the town's new deputy highway superintendent.
'One Starry Night' a Christmas event for all ages
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:35 am
Historic Trinity Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, will host "One Starry Night," a theatrical depiction of Bethlehem as it was the night Jesus was born, Friday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Sanborn Fire Co. Band to hold Christmas concert
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:10 am
The Sanborn Fire Co. Band will perform its annual Christmas concert for the community at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, in the Sanborn firehall, located at 5811 Buffalo St., Route 429.
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare break ground in Town of Niagara
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 11:00 am
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare broke ground on a third location Saturday. The comprehensive eye care practice is set to open a Town of Niagara office next spring. It will be located at Porter and Military roads, near the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls.
'Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York' special brings holiday cheer to NBC Dec. 17
Wed, Nov 26th 2014 07:00 am
Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bublé celebrates the holiday season with his fourth annual NBC Christmas special, "Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York," airing Wednesday, Dec. 17 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' honored with 30 Rock marquee
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 12:10 pm
As another example of the positive cultural impact of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" relocating to New York, a one-of-a-kind marquee has been created and unveiled on the 6th Avenue side of 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
Empire State Development approves $12 million to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 12:10 pm
Empire State Development's board of directors recently met in New York City and approved nearly $12 million in funding for nine projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity across New York.
Niagara Wine Trail USA raises over $10,500 for charities with 'Share the Bounty' event
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 12:10 pm
The spirit of giving back was the theme of the Niagara Wine Trail USA's "Share the Bounty" event, held Veterans Day weekend.
Elite sled hockey debuts at HARBORCENTER
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 12:10 pm
Elite international sled hockey makes its first appearance on The Rinks at HARBORCENTER this weekend, as the Buffalo Sabres Sled Hockey Organization hosts Team Ontario, the Elmvale Bears (Coldwater, Ontario) and Team Yurga (Moscow) in a battle for the HARBORCENTER Cup.
NBC rings in holidays with heart-warming specials
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 07:00 am
NBC celebrates the 2014 holiday season with a slate of special programming that presents heart-warming annual traditions "Macy's Thanksgiving Parade," "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" and the beloved classic "It's a Wonderful Life."
USA Niagara board meets, approves items to advance economic development in Niagara Falls
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:20 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met today and approved the selection of Uniland Development Co. as the preferred developer of the former Rainbow Centre Mall and, in a separate project, OK'd funding for Plati Niagara Inc. to build a Wingate by Wyndham Hotel.
Schumer, Gillibrand, Collins, Higgins urge SBA to prepare to swiftly offer assistance to Western New Yorkers
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:10 pm
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and congressmen Chris Collins and Brian Higgins today wrote to Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet urging the SBA to prepare to swiftly administer disaster assistance to the Western New York region.
Schneiderman cracks down on Buffalo blizzard price gouging; issues consumer scam warning ahead of cleanup efforts
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced his office has begun taking legal action against businesses that engaged in price gouging during last week's historic snow emergency in Western New York.
Sabres, Tops Friendly Markets, Entercom Buffalo partner for 'Turkeys for Tickets' drive
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will once again partner with Tops Friendly Markets and Entercom Buffalo for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Wednesday, Nov. 26, to benefit local food pantries.
'Tis the season for holiday travel: Skin Cancer Foundation offers sun protection tips for tropical winter getaways
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
Planning a beach vacation this winter? Travelers should be aware that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun plays a significant role in the development of skin cancer. In fact, about 86 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to UV rays.
Lewiston Museum open during Christmas Walk
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
The Lewiston Museum will be open to the public during the Lewiston Christmas Walk, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6-7.
Empire State Development announces start of construction on new hotel in Niagara Falls
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
Empire State Development today announced the start of construction for a $27 million DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.
Red Cross continues blood drives in wake of severe weather
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 09:00 pm
As the Buffalo area continues to dig out from a historic storm, the American Red Cross is helping people in need by operating shelters and collecting blood.
Investigating pumpkins at St. Peter School
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 10:30 am
What vegetable plays a crucial role during the autumn months? Pumpkins, of course.
Katy Perry to headline Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show Feb. 1 on NBC
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 10:30 am
Katy Perry will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show on NBC Feb. 1, 2015, inside University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. The announcement was confirmed Sunday night in a multimedia global event.
Buffalo Sabres: Lieuwen assigned to Rochester
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 10:25 am
On Sunday, the Buffalo Sabres announced the team assigned goaltender Nathan Lieuwen to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
New York State Parks announces 'Cyber Monday' special on 3-year Empire Passport
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 10:25 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will offer a one-day-only deal "Cyber Monday," Dec. 1.
Buffalo Sabres supporting blood drive following storm
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 10:15 am
The Buffalo Sabres are supporting a Unyts blood drive today, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., at the Eastern Hills Mall. The team is urging the community to donate.
Cuomo outlines flood preparedness in Western New York
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today highlighted flood preparedness measures at New York's emergency response headquarters in Alden.
Erie County prepares for thaw, potential flooding
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Saturday by numerous elected officials in visits to snow-affected areas around Erie County, checking on the status of widespread cleanup efforts and discussing county preparations for potential flooding.
Cuomo warns New Yorkers of significant flooding possibility
Sat, Nov 22nd 2014 10:55 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo warned Friday that rising temperatures over the weekend will contribute to a strong possibility of significant flooding in Western New York. Although the state is taking every precaution to prepare for a large amount of flooding, the specifics are not predictable, and homeowners should be ready for significant snowmelt.