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Community Missions to hold Easter egg hunt
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:15 pm
With the dawn of spring just days away, what more spring-like activity is there than an Easter egg hunt? Get into the season this Saturday, March 21, from noon until 2:30 p.m. at Community Missions, where the Kids Café program will hold the community's first Easter egg hunt of the year.
Eric Clapton to release 'best of' compilation 'Forever Man'
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:05 pm
Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton will release a brand-new "best of" compilation, titled "Forever Man," via Reprise Records. The album drops April 28 in the U.S.
Wocka! Wocka! Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear star in Disney Junior's 'Muppet Moments'
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:05 pm
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and other beloved Muppets star in Disney Junior's "Muppet Moments," a new short-form series of amusing conversations between Muppets and young kids about everyday topics such as "apologies," "favorite foods" and "manners."
SBA announces National Small Business Week
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:05 pm
The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, recently announced this year's National Small Business Week will be held from May 4-8. The theme will be "SBA: Dream Big, Start Small."
RIOULT Dance NY professional dance company in residence April 6-11 at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:05 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present RIOULT Dance NY at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11, in the Mainstage Theatre (UB North campus). There will be a special pre-performance talk at 7:15 p.m.
Panepinto's green home tax exemption bill unanimously passes local government committee
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:05 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto advocated for his tax relief legislation (S.3644) today before the Senate committee on local government, where he is the ranking member.
Higgins announces application period for federal fire prevention and safety grants
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for fiscal year 2014 assistance to firefighters grant program fire prevention and safety grants.
Wendt Foundation awards $150,000 to NU nursing simulation center
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:40 pm
Niagara University has received a $150,000 grant from the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation to assist in funding construction of a nursing simulation center on its campus.
'Giants Of Buffalo' focuses on food
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:40 pm
Save the date - and your appetite. On "M&T Friday," April 17, The Buffalo History Museum will present "Giants Of Buffalo: Food."
Niagara University seeking youth camp counselors
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:40 pm
Niagara University is looking for motivated, dynamic individuals to help with its summer youth camps, held June 29-Aug. 14.
Ceretto meets with advocates for biosolids home rule legislation
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:40 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, met with Julie Otto and Monica Daigler in Albany (pictured).
US, Canada sign preclearance agreement
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 01:35 pm
Consistent with the initiatives outlined in the 2011 Beyond the Border Action Plan, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and Canadian Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Steven Blaney signed the "Agreement on Land, Rail, Marine, and Air Transport Preclearance Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Canada" Monday.
T-NT Expo set for March 28-29
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will present the 2015 T-NT Expo March 28 and 29 at the North Tonawanda Student Alumni Center, 405 Meadow Drive.
AAA reveals top spring travel destinations
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 07:00 am
As snow continues in many parts of the country, travelers are ready to escape to warmer weather and sunny destinations, according to AAA.
Women's Equality Act: Ceretto passes anti-sex trafficking bill
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 05:20 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, today passed legislation he co-sponsored that establishes greater protections for women who become sex trafficking victims.
Buffalo Sabres recall Chad Ruhwedel
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled defenseman Chad Ruhwedel from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Ortt: New York now America's heroin capital
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:45 pm
The office of the special narcotics prosecutor for the City of New York gave testimony this week that New York has become the nation's No. 1 heroin-trafficking hub.
Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee to meet March 24
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:45 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be held at 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Electric Tower Building, 535 Washington St. (second-floor glass conference room), Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public.
Bonnie Raitt UB concert sold out
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 04:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces the Bonnie Raitt concert scheduled for Aug. 2 is now sold-out.
Food Network gets sugarcoated with new series 'Spring Baking Championship'
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 03:15 pm
As temperatures warm up outside, the competition heats up in the kitchen as eight of the country's best bakers compete on Food Network's "Spring Baking Championship," premiering Sunday, April 26 (9 p.m.).
'tWitch,' Travis Wall to serve as mentors to street and stage dancers this season on 'So You Think You Can Dance'
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 03:15 pm
Season 12 of "So You Think You Can Dance" will bring back two powerhouse alumni - Stephen "tWitch" Boss and Travis Wall - as mentors to the top 20 finalists. They join new judges Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo, alongside returning judge Nigel Lythgoe and host Cat Deeley.
UB president congratulates Bulls on NCAA Tournament appearance
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 03:15 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi has released the following statement Sunday on the University at Buffalo men's basketball team's first-ever invitation into the NCAA Tournament:
Lighthouse Café welcomes Jim Drew
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:55 am
Jim Drew returns to The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21.
Sabres to wear Saint Patrick's Day-themed warm-up jerseys
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:55 am
Prior to the team's game against the Washington Capitals tonight, the Buffalo Sabres will wear green St. Patrick's Day-themed jerseys. The shirts will then be auctioned off on www.NHL.com from 9 p.m. tonight until 9 p.m. Sunday, March 22.
Lindsey Stirling set to kick off 'Wednesdays' concert series at Artpark June 10
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:30 am
Dancing dubstep violinist Lindsey Stirling will open the "Coors Light Wednesday" concert series at the Artpark amphitheater June 10. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28 (fan club presale begins tomorrow).
Third annual 'Spring It On' fundraising event expected to showcase 200 WNY nonprofits
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:25 am
On Thursday, 200 nonprofit organizations will welcome spring by participating in the third annual "Spring It On" campaign, the region's only 24-hour online fundraising event.
Niagara University students win marketing association competition
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:20 am
A team of Niagara University students won the top prize in a case study competition held by the Rochester chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Artpark welcomes David Gray and Amos Lee June 20
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:00 am
Multiplatinum-selling singer-songwriter David Gray and Billboard chart-topper Amos Lee have announced a co-headlining summer tour. The nearly 20-city run kicks off June 16 and will hit major U.S. cities across the nation. The two are scheduled to perform at some of the country's most prestigious concert venues, including Artpark's Mainstage Theater.
Billoni congratulates Buffalo Bills back Fred Jackson
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 09:20 am
Congratulations Fred Jackson, co-captain of the Buffalo Bills, who received the prestigious 2015 Jefferson Foundation's award for the Greatest Public Service by an Athlete during an amazing evening Wednesday, March 4, at Gotham Hall in New York City.
Think spring: Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendors, open gardens
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 07:00 am
The thermometer may still be stuck below freezing, but preparations are heating up for this year's Lewiston GardenFest.
'The Voice': Coaches compete for Caitlin Caporale, Hannah Kirby
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 06:55 pm
Inasmuch as the coaches on "The Voice" enthusiastically hit a button triggering a giant, glowing "I Want You" sign to appear, we know they don't always mean it.
Dead geese found on Liberty Drive
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 11:00 am
An investigation has begun following the discovery of a seven dead geese dumped on the side of the road on Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.
Chamber Awards Gala: KeyBank honored as Sanborn Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 11:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards gala honoring 10 area individuals and businesses Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Panepinto stands with education leaders, teachers; calls for Albany to put children first during budget negotiations
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
On Friday, State Sen. Marc Panepinto stood alongside teachers, administrators, school board members and superintendents from Orchard Park, Hamburg, Ken-Ton and Lake Shore school districts in a push for public education.
Ortt: Senate budget supports critical infrastructure
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
As part of the New York State Senate's "Brighter Future" budget plan, Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced his district could soon see significant investments in infrastructure.
Niagara County Legislature: Leaders roll out air base marketing effort
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:50 am
Niagara County economic development leaders and the leadership of the Niagara County Legislature helped roll out new marketing materials designed to protect the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its 3,000 jobs as the federal government ramps up to consider further base closures.
Village of Lewiston: Simon, Planning Board talk fast-food restaurant
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 10:00 am
A national fast-food restaurant in the Village of Lewiston now seems like an inevitability.
Youngstown boy is celebrity child for Variety Kids Telethon
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 09:00 am
Gregory Allen Quarantillo Jr. is proud to accept the honor of being selected the celebrity child for the 53rd annual Variety Kids Telethon.
Lewiston, NYPA reach new 'Ultimate Users' agreement
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 09:00 am
Following months of negotiations, the Town of Lewiston finalized a new "Ultimate Users" agreement with the New York Power Authority Monday.
Pothole repairs underway
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 07:00 am
A sure sign of spring is the return of potholes on area streets and roadways.