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ECC community rallies together for annual holiday drive
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The holiday season is a time for communities to come together. For Erie Community College's community, it's a time to lift up fellow students pursuing a better future one class at a time.
Buffalo Zoo says goodbye to oldest living spectacled bear
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is saddened by the loss of its spectacled bear, Diana, who was humanely euthanized Tuesday due to declining health. At 35 years old, Diana was the oldest spectacled bear in the world at the time of her death.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce tree and window display decorating contest winners
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 02:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual window and Christmas tree decorating contest for businesses in the Village of Lewiston.
Craig Wayne Boyd named champion of 'The Voice'
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 08:20 am
Craig Wayne Boyd 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 seven.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Jerry D'Amigo from Blue Jackets
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 08:15 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced Tuesday the team acquired forward Jerry D'Amigo from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Luke Adam. D'Amigo will join the Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate, the Rochester Americans.
AAA: 98.6 million Americans traveling this holiday season
Wed, Dec 17th 2014 07:00 am
AAA projects 98.6 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season, an increase of 4 percent from the 94.8 million people who traveled last year.
NOCO's major expansion offers Islanders more
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Demolition of the NOCO kiosk at the intersection of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road is nearly complete, and its bigger replacement is open for business.
Grand Island Central School District: McDow hired as assistant superintendent for school business, finance
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:55 pm
At its meeting Monday, Dec.8, the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education unanimously appointed Robert McDow as the assistant superintendent for school business and finance.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island: A unique, lasting, Island institution
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
It was the fall of 1973 when the secretary to an Island company manager came to her boss in tears.
Local Irish dance school celebrates 25 years of business with holiday performance
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Grand Island's McCarthy School of Irish Dance will present "A Celtic Christmas" at the Performing Arts Center of Niagara Falls High School on Friday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m.
Grand Island Board of Education: New assistant superintendent approved
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
At its Monday evening meeting, the Grand Island Board of Education approved a new business official in the district.
Kaegebein Elementary School: 'Yes Virginia' to open in new auditorium Dec. 18, 19
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Kaegebein Elementary School will soon present a holiday play sure to make glad the heart of childhood.
Driver ed. classes begin Jan. 6
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Winter driver's education through Community Education and AAA begins Jan. 6 and runs Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 5 at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 donates turkeys to Community Missions
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 dropped off its donation of more than 50 turkeys Tuesday afternoon for distribution during Community Missions' Christmas program.
BlueCross BlueShield of WNY serves as trusted source with looming ACA deadline
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:25 pm
Only four days remain for individuals to enroll through the New York State of Health Marketplace to have coverage beginning Jan. 1. As the deadline nears, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is offering individuals' assistance with the enrollment process.
Update on fatal hit-and-run
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:20 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office is now offering a reward of up to $6,000 in connection to its ongoing investigation concerning the fatal hit-and-run on Krueger Road last month.
New York achieves 5-year carbon monoxide protection milestone
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:20 pm
This year marks the fifth anniversary of the signing of "Amanda's Law," which mandated carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in residential properties, as well other forms of temporary housing such as hotels, dormitories and nursing homes, throughout New York.
Making cancer cells more sensitive is goal of UB study
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
What makes cancer cells sensitive or resistant to chemotherapy?
Michael Bublé finishes up international 'To Be Loved' concert tour
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
Michael Bublé has much to celebrate this holiday season. The multi-Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and global entertainer will be completing the l57th performance of his successful sold-out world tour this week in London.
Cuomo announces latest round of ReCharge NY power allocations
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved another round of low-cost power allocations under his statewide ReCharge NY program.
Navy Chief Odachowski retires after 22 years of Naval service
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
Buffalo native Chief Christopher Odachowski recently retired after 22 years of active Naval service.
Cowboys win over Eagles NBC is most-watched 'Sunday Night Football' game this season
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 04:15 pm
The Dallas Cowboys' 38-27 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in a battle for first place in the NFC East averaged 24.3 million viewers to rank as NBC's most-watched "Sunday Night Football" game of the season (excluding NBC's Thursday night "NFL Kickoff" game) and television's most-watched Sunday primetime program since the Academy Awards on March 2 (38.3 million on ABC), according to official national data released today by The Nielsen Company.
Interview: 'Sharknado' stars Ian Ziering, Vivica A. Fox topline next 'Celebrity Apprentice'
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 02:55 pm
Ian Ziering and Vivica A. Fox, stars of Syfy's "Sharknado 2: The Second One," will compete in Donald Trump's reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice," tackling various challenges and raising money for charity.
Lewiston: George Osborne to retire as president of Artpark & Company
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 12:30 pm
George Osborne announced today he will retire as president in October of 2015.
31st annual Disney Parks Christmas Day special gets a 'Frozen' makeover
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 09:50 am
This holiday season, Disney will put a "Frozen" twist on its 31st annual Christmas Day telecast, appropriately renamed the "Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration," airing Christmas morning Thursday, Dec. 25 (10 a.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
10 tips to survive holidays in the office - and maintain your waistline
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 09:45 am
The holidays are here, which means magical elves will bring goodies and unhealthy treats to the office. Cookies, candy, fresh-baked goods, chocolate, candy canes and everything in-between. How do you resist temptation and not eat what you see in the break room when it's there every day from now until New Year's Eve?
George Lopez to host World Dog Awards on The CW
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 09:45 am
The CW Network announced George Lopez will serve as host for the inaugural The World Dog Awards, making its debut Thursday, Jan. 15 (8-10 p.m. ET), on The CW Network.
'Today's' Natalie Morales, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts to host 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 09:45 am
NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that "Today's" Natalie Morales and MSNBC's Thomas Roberts will host The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant, airing Sunday, Jan. 25 (8-11 p.m. ET), on NBC.
Buffalo Sabres recall Grigorenko from Rochester
Tue, Dec 16th 2014 09:45 am
The Buffalo Sabres have recalled forward Mikhail Grigorenko from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Niagara Catholic teacher and student win awards in youth ministry
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 07:10 pm
Two members of the Niagara Catholic Family received awards for their service in youth ministry.
Leadership Niagara announces new class for 2015
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 05:30 pm
Leadership Niagara has selected 41 regional leaders across all industries to participate in its 12-month leadership development program, which begins in January.
SPCA holds holiday party
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Dogs were barking up the right tree at the Niagara County SPCA's fourth annual holiday party, held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Elk's Lodge in the Town of Niagara.
Daemen awarded highest national recognition in community service
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 01:15 pm
Daemen College has, for the seventh consecutive year, been named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition an institution can receive for its commitment to community, service learning and civic engagement.
Meet Sampson: Buffalo Zoo announces name of baby giraffe
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the name of a baby giraffe who was born in October. His name is Sampson.
Health System Services forms a home modification division
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:55 pm
The home modification division will focus on helping the aging population remain independent longer.
Your holiday safety list: Have you checked it twice?
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:55 pm
The holiday season is in full swing, and people are celebrating by putting up Christmas trees, hanging lights, lighting candles and preparing special meals.
Ennis, Suter and Lundqvist named NHL 'Three Stars' of the week
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:55 pm
Buffalo Sabres center Tyler Ennis, Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter and New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 14.
Board of associates supports Mount St. Mary's
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:50 pm
The board of associates, a men's volunteer group associated with Mount St. Mary's Hospital, recently presented a check in the amount of $23,000 to hospital President and CEO Judith Maness from events held during the past year.
Niagara University again named to president's honor roll for community service
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:50 pm
Niagara University has attained the highest federal recognition colleges and universities can receive for community service, service-learning and civic engagement - again.
Castellani Art Museum 'TopSpin' series offers 'High Strangeness'
Mon, Dec 15th 2014 12:50 pm
Buffalo artist Gary Sczerbaniewicz's exhibition, "High Strangeness," features a series of seven small architectural vignettes housed within scorched periscope forms and a central terminal from, which the vignettes emanate. T