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'American Idol': Top eight finalists revealed
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 09:10 am
Gianna Isabella and Olivia Rox are eliminated.
'The Chew' celebrates America's best dishes, building a better breakfast and fast family favorites
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 07:00 am
Next week on ABC's "The Chew," co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Daphne Oz share mouth-watering recipes and simple, yet impressive, crafts.
Lewiston Lions receive Lions Club International awards
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions Club completed the Lions International Centennial Challenge, earning Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby and Diamond patches for providing service to the community in the "Engaging our Youth," "Sharing the Vision," "Relieving the Hunger" and "Protecting the Environment" campaigns.
DEC seeking assistance in locating black bear dens
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:50 pm
This winter, State Department of Environmental Conservation wildlife biologists are seeking the public's help to learn about new black bear dens throughout New York.
IMPACT Sports Performance announces summer program
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:50 pm
IMPACT Sports Performance Director Jason Jerome today announced plans for the 2016 Weed & Feed summer training program. The 10-week program aims to help young athletes "weed" out negative habits and "feed" on the positives of their training program and life.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction running until March 13
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team is holding a game-worn jersey auction that is currently running on auction.NHL.com until 9 p.m. Sunday, March 13. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Western New York Independent Living to hold community job fair March 10
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:40 pm
Western New York Independent Living, Inc. welcomes those seeking employment to attend a community job fair running from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday March 10.
Higgins announces details for annual Congressional Art Competition
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting local high school students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition.
Amazing kids, including a 4-year-old piano prodigy and world champion salsa dancers, featured in NBC's 'Little Big Shots'
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:30 pm
A 4-year-old piano prodigy and world champion salsa dancers are just two of the acts featured in the much-anticipated premiere of "Little Big Shots," NBC's new comedy/variety series.
In celebration of International Wildlife Day, DEC reminds New Yorkers to 'Return a Gift to Wildlife'
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:30 pm
On International Wildlife Day, the Department of Environmental Conservation reminds New Yorkers they can help conserve wildlife in New York by donating to the "Return a Gift to Wildlife" program when they complete their income tax forms by April 15.
United States Military Academy to perform on Historic Palace Theatre stage
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:20 pm
At 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2, the United States Military Academy will perform on the Lockport Palace Theatre stage, 2 East Ave.
Assemblyman John Ceretto: Local services offer help filing taxes
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:15 pm
No one likes to pay taxes, but yearly refunds can be a silver lining. Figuring out exactly how to file for your tax refund, however, can be frustrating and confusing. Thankfully, several local organizations are prepared to help.
Shamus Restaurant 'History Center Night' benefits Niagara History Center
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:05 pm
Make plans for the 12th annual "History Center Night" at Lockport's Shamus Restaurant, from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, March 30. Enjoy a fine dinner at the Shamus as you help support the History Center and its programs.
13-year-old Maddie Ziegler to serve as judge on 'So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation'
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 03:05 pm
Award-winning dancer Maddie Ziegler will join Nigel Lythgoe, Paula Abdul and Jason Derulo as a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation." Maddie will lend her expertise as a young dancer to critique and praise the contestants as they battle it out during the studio shows this summer.
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' arriving early on Digital HD April 1
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 02:45 pm
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2.05 billion worldwide.
National Fuel seeks input on proposed dehydration facility, residents express concerns
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 01:55 pm
National Fuel presented an early sketch plan of its proposed Liberty Drive dehydration facility to the Town of Wheatfield Planning Board Wednesday night.
Jastrzemski adds new veterans service officer: Army veteran will provide counseling on services
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 10:25 am
The Niagara County Clerk's Office has long made veterans' outreach a top priority, and County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said a new appointment at the Veterans Service Agency he heads reaffirms that commitment.
Residents have mixed opinions on Wheatfield's Summit mall sports facility
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 10:00 am
Wheatfield residents discussed the pros and cons of the proposed Niagara International Sports and Entertainment facility for The Summit mall Wednesday night during a public information session held by the town's Planning Board.
Christina Grimmie talks 'Side A,' Rachel Platten tour and (score!) new songs
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 06:00 pm
Somewhere in Arkansas, Christina Grimmie is eating chocolate chip waffles and analyzing her first few tour stops with "Fight Song"-stress Rachel Platten. When asked how the road trip has gone in its early stages, Grimmie offers an unexpected answer.
4th annual 'Spring Fever' antique fair at Kenan Arena
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 12:55 pm
The Niagara Art Trail is pleased to present the fourth annual "Spring Fever" antique fair.
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross at Ironworks
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 11:55 am
Tom Keefer and Celtic Cross will take the stage at Buffalo Ironworks at 3 p.m. this Saturday for a matinee show.
Higgins discusses details of 8th round of TIGER grant competition
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced applications are now being accepted for the eighth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants. For fiscal year 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation will award $500 million toward transportation infrastructure-based TIGER grants nationwide.
Buffalo History Museum announces M&T 'Third Fridays' 'Giants of Buffalo' 2016
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 11:45 am
The Buffalo History Museum announces its fourth annual "Giants of Buffalo" program. Local hospitality sage Russell Salvatore and award-winning television and film writer/producer Diane English will be feted at the M&T "Third Fridays" event this spring.
Heart of Niagara adoption event at Pet Supplies Plus
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 11:45 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Corey, Izzy, Jenny, Tillie, Tosha and Tucker from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
Panepinto legislation would increase criminal penalties for sales of controlled substances on or near park grounds or playgrounds
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 09:10 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-Buffalo, announced the passage of his co-sponsored legislation (S.994) to protect New York's most vulnerable residents in a 56 to 5 vote Tuesday.
Abbagail's Law passes senate, seeks to close impaired driving loophole
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 09:00 am
For the sixth consecutive time, the New York State Senate has passed Abbagail's Law, sponsored by Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda. The bill (S2976) would prevent an impaired person with a driver's license from supervising a person behind the wheel who holds a learner's permit.
Dunkin' Donuts Partners with Hospice Buffalo for annual Spring Bouquet Sale
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 09:00 am
This week, Dunkin' Donuts locations in Erie County will partner with Hospice Buffalo to help raise funds for the 30th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet sale. From March 2-5, all Erie County Dunkin' Donuts locations will offer customers a specialty Bloom Donut as a "Thank you" when they make a $1 donation to Hospice Buffalo.
'Curly Sue' star Alisan Porter impresses coaches on 'The Voice'
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 08:35 pm
Alisan Porter began acting in commercials at the age of 3. By 5, she was on "Star Search." At 8, she starred in the John Hughes film "Parenthood." The next year, she played the title character in "Curly Sue."
NRR Chamber hosts free program on identity theft
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 12:15 pm
Join the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a free program on identity theft at 8:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, at Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union (Community Room, 721 Center St., Lewiston).
ECC one of eight SUNY schools to share $1 million in state-funded career center support
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 11:55 am
In late February, State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher and New York State Department of Labor Acting Commissioner Roberta Reardon announced Erie Community College submitted one of eight projects involving 15 SUNY community colleges that will receive a portion of $1 million (provided by the 2015-16 state budget).
Golden State Warriors/Lakers moves to WBBZ
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 11:55 am
Chris Musial, vice president and general manager of WBBZ-TV, said it's "Game on" with the ESPN/ABC network telecast of the "NBA Sunday Showcase" Golden State Warriors at L.A. Lakers game airing live Sunday, March 6 (3 p.m.), starting with "NBA Countdown," on "Your Hometown MeTV Station."
NCCC Workforce Development offering free workshop on drones
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 11:55 am
The Niagara County Community College Workforce Development division is offering a free information workshop, titled "Drones: An Introduction to Small Unmanned Aerial Systems," at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in Room E-140, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Kenny Rogers bringing 'The Gambler's Last Deal' World Tour to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 11:30 am
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino officials announced today Kenny Rogers will bring his final world tour, "The Gambler's Last Deal," to the Seneca Allegany Events Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28.
Lewiston Art Festival applications still available
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 11:30 am
Applications are still available for the 50th annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show.
From classroom to community: NU students helping Habitat for Humanity, Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 11:30 am
Students taking a management principles course at Niagara University are being presented with an opportunity to make a major difference in the community.
Buffalo Sabres recall O'Reilly, Catenacci from Rochester
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 11:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team recalled forwards Daniel Catenacci and Cal O'Reilly from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Higgins, ReNU Niagara announce second annual LiveNF Volunteer Fair
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 09:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Niagara University's ReNU Niagara program announced the second annual LiveNF Volunteer Fair, an event to connect local residents interested in civic engagement with volunteer-driven organizations doing good work in the Niagara Falls community.
Quasar cleans up after Wheatfield site's stock feed tank overflows
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 09:00 am
Wheatfield resident Monica Daigler was driving by Quasar Energy Group's Niagara Bio Energy facility on Liberty Drive Sunday when she saw "black stuff (coming) down the side of the feed tank."
Statement from Empire State Development, Suny Polytechnic Institute on status of Riverbend project
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 08:30 am
"The state is processing $82 million in payments for Riverbend, which is slated to be delivered to SUNY Poly and disbursed as soon as tomorrow, Tuesday, March 1, 2016. All stakeholders have been alerted and this action will bring payments current. The project is slated to open on time and on schedule in the third quarter of 2017."
Higgins: Finishing touches underway on the Lodge at Buffalo River Fest Park
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 05:05 pm
Valley Community Association Executive Director Peg Overdorf and Congressman Brian Higgins, pictured, provided a sneak peek at the lodge located along the shore of the Buffalo River. The new waterfront destination is set for a full public grand opening this May.