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New Kids On The Block serves as house band on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 04:30 pm
Calling all New Kids fans: Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Jan. 20, because on that morning, New Kids On The Block will serve as the house band on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael," spending the full hour with hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Niagara University dedicate new Tenth Street Café
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 04:20 pm
Niagara University's president, the Rev. James J. Maher, and Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo today celebrated a unique partnership between the two cornerstones of the community with the dedication and blessing of the new Tenth Street Café.
Ortt sponsors legislation to repeal Safe Act
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:40 pm
On the second anniversary of the signing of the SAFE Act, State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, along with other state lawmakers, is renewing his push to repeal the law.
Thank you, volunteers
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
Volunteers from the Golden Age Center stuffed more than 4,000 envelopes containing the county and town tax bills to be delivered to Grand Island residents this week.
GIAA and Aceti's present 8th annual comedy night
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Alumni Association and Aceti's Wine & Spirits present the eighth annual comedy night at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Altar Society officers named
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
The St. Stephen R.C. Church Altar Society has named its officers for 2015. From left: Ann Dlugokinski, secretary; Ann Hegarty, vice president; Karen DeGlopper, treasurer; and Jo Klock, president.
Erie County Legislature: Hardwick announces Island Dispatch named official newspaper of Erie County
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick announced Thursday the Island Dispatch was once again named an official newspaper of the Erie County Legislature. The designation was confirmed at the Jan. 8 reorganizational meeting of the legislature.
Strawberry Island, Motor Boat Island to be topic of second popular seminar
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
So many people enjoyed a presentation last year about the lore, legend and future of Strawberry Island and Motor Boat Island that it's back by popular demand.
Islanders appointed to town advisory boards
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:20 pm
The Grand Island Town Board made no move at its reorganization meeting Monday to fill the council seat vacated when Dick Crawford resigned to become deputy highway superintendent, but the board did make numerous appointments to volunteer advisory boards.
Artpark's 'Mary Poppins' wins trio of awards
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:45 pm
Artpark & Company's 2014 Broadway musical "Mary Poppins" has won three Broadway World Awards for the Buffalo region. The show took Best Musical honors, while Randy Kramer (Best Director in a Musical) and Emilie Renier (Best Actress in a Musical) also were recognized.
Warm up winter with healthy comfort food recipes, time-saving tips and nutritious menus
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:45 pm
Food.com thaws the winter chill with recipes for comfort food favorites and quick, healthy meal ideas to heat up the dinner table.
Daemen's economic impact on region reaches nearly $132 million
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:45 pm
Daemen College's economic impact on the Buffalo Niagara region in 2013 reached nearly $132 million, representing a $17 million increase for the Amherst-based institution, according to a new study released today by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.
Phil Arno, Kim Piazza to co-host 'Talk of the Town' on WBBZ-TV
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:45 pm
WBBZ-TV President and General Manager Bob Koshinski has announced Phil Arno and Kim Piazza will co-host "Talk of The Town," a new magazine/talk show on WBBZ-TV.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY announces semiannual community grants program
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:45 pm
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY is accepting grant applications from local nonprofit organizations for its community grants program.
A week of delicious, sweet and savory dishes on 'The Chew'
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 02:25 pm
"The Chew" is full of delicious, sweet and savory dishes next week. Featuring recipes for everything from turkey meatball wedding soup and tacos to spicy chicken and sausage stew and chili rellenos, "The Chew" has something to tickle everyone's taste buds.
Change of venue granted in Quasar lawsuit
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:55 pm
As of this morning, the Town of Wheatfield's request for a change of venue in a lawsuit brought by Quasar Energy Group subsidiary Sustainable BioElectric has been granted.
Kleinhans Music Hall announces major grants for revitalization campaign
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:35 pm
This summer, after the close of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's season and the last of the high school graduations, the well-worn, circa-1968 seats in the National Historic Landmark's main auditorium will be replaced thanks to the generosity of local foundations.
Syfy, The Asylum announce Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will star in 'Sharknado 3'
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:30 pm
Syfy and The Asylum today announced the original "Sharknado" survivors will return for the most epic shark attack yet! Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will reunite for the global pop culture sensation "Sharknado 3," reprising their roles as Fin and April, respectively.
Ceretto announces push to cut gas tax
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:25 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, has announced his major push for the 2015 legislative session. As gas prices fall below $2 nationwide, New York's gas prices are still in the mid-to-high $2-plus range.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria Saturday
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 01:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present at the Walden Galleria Mall Saturday with adoptable dogs Jazzy, Simon, Champ, Holly and Moolah. Stop in and visit from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. in front of Famous Footwear (Lord & Taylor side; lower level).
ABC Family begins production on new one-hour procedural drama series 'Stitchers'
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
ABC Family has begun production on the new procedural drama series "Stitchers," filming in Los Angeles.
ABC announces premiere dates for 10-year anniversary of 'Dancing with the Stars,' 25th anniversary of 'America's Funniest Home Videos'
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
ABC announced the premiere dates for the 10-year anniversary edition of "Dancing with the Stars" (Monday, March 16, 8 p.m.), and a special 25th anniversary episode of "America's Funniest Home Videos" (Sunday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m.).
NCCC to host event announcing activities commemorating 70th anniversary of end of WWII
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
Niagara County Community College will host a kickoff event announcing a semester-long program of activities commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
Original 'freedom riders' visit Freedom Crossing monument
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:30 am
Four of the original "freedom riders" visited Lewiston's Freedom Crossing Monument on Wednesday morning as part of their Buffalo tour and discussions involving the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
Oscar nominations announced
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 09:25 am
Actor Chris Pine and Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the major Oscar nominations at a live news conference this morning at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
John & John Golf Tournament benefits Niagara Hospice
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 03:55 pm
The John & John Golf Tournament held at Oak Run Golf Club in Lockport raised $5,000 to support the programs and services of Niagara Hospice.
DEC announces nearly $930,000 in urban forestry grants to New York communities
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 03:55 pm
Nearly $930,000 in state grants have been awarded for 40 urban forestry projects in communities across New York to help protect air, water and natural resources, and enhance urban communities, State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.
Old Fort Niagara program will feature mid-18th century winter life and survival
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:30 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to experience mid-18th century winter life Saturday, Feb. 7, when it will host programs, demonstrations and hands-on opportunities to learn about winter survival at the fort in the 1750s, the Great Lakes fur trade, Native Americans and snowshoeing.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce selects 2015 board of directors
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
At the December member meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, the following members were elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors:
Did you miss it? WBBZ-TV to air Rex Ryan news conference
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
WBBZ-TV President and General Manager Bob Koshinski will host special coverage of the Rex Ryan news conference from the ADRPO Sports Training Facility tonight at 6:30 and 10:30 p.m. on WBBZ.
Get hooked on 2nd annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 02:20 pm
Tickets are on sale now for the Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, the largest three-day fishing expo on the Great Lakes.
Wayne Jagow to retire at end of term
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 09:25 am
County employees working for Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow were the first to find out this morning: The long-time county clerk, who has served in office for two decades, will not seek another four-year term this November.
The Skin Cancer Foundation shares tips for reversing sun damage
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 07:00 am
Summers spent poolside and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation.
Ceretto, Corwin, Ortt renew push for women's equality
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 11:45 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, Jane Corwin, R-C-I-Clarence, and State Sen. Robert Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today joined a coalition of state lawmakers to renew their push for women's equality legislation.
Higgins speaks on raising minimum wage
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 11:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives today in support of increasing the minimum wage.
New York Power Authority finds new home for Old Stone Chimney
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 11:45 pm
A monument to the Niagara River portage will soon be relocated to a new, more prominent home by the New York Power Authority.
Niagara Now: The weight of (Jimmy Fallon's) words
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 01:40 pm
The social media campaign #FallinforFallon is designed to show Jimmy Fallon just how great he would look with our attractions as his backdrop.
FOX orders up a fourth season of 'MasterChef Junior' and welcomes renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi to judging panels
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 01:40 pm
FOX has ordered a fourth season of the hit cooking competition series "MasterChef Junior." Additionally, Christina Tosi, renowned pastry chef, owner and founder of New York City's Milk Bar, will join award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot on both the "MasterChef" and "MasterChef Junior" judging panels.
WNED ǀ WBFO to air program honoring WNY's unsung heroes
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
Last January, WNED | WBFO Buffalo-Toronto launched an initiative to recognize everyday citizens of Western New York who are committed to making a positive impact in their communities.
DEC, NY Sea Grant announce $89,000 for Great Lakes Basin projects
Tue, Jan 13th 2015 12:35 pm
In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens today announced $89,000 in grants for four projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities to increase storm resiliency and protect water quality.