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Niagara Falls Country Club golfers help Mount St. Mary's Foundation
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 12:45 pm
The ladies nine and 18-hole golf committee at the Niagara Falls Country Club presented a check to the Mount St. Mary's Foundation of nearly $4,200 from its recent tournament.
Lewiston: Previte named new chief of police
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 09:20 pm
The Town of Lewiston has a new police chief.
Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris named co-hosts of 'The View'
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 04:30 pm
ABC's "The View" is ramping up for a season unlike any other with more opinions and new points of view when the talk show returns Tuesday, Sept. 8, for season 19.
UB alum goes for top prize on 'America's Got Talent'
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 04:30 pm
A guy walks into a major American research university and tells the English department he wants to study comedy as part of his major. The administrator listening to the student's enthusiastic suggestion delivered with an inimitable deadpan veneer sits silently for a moment before saying, "OK."
'So You Think You Can Dance': Gaby Diaz, Jim Nowakowski, Hailee Payne top 3 stage finalists, 'Megz' Alfonso, Virgil Gadson, 'Jaja' Vankova top 3 street finalists
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 04:30 pm
Monday night, it was announced Gaby Diaz, Jim Nowakowski and Hailee Payne are the top three stage finalists and Megan "Megz" Alfonso, Virgil Gadson and Jana "Jaja" Vankova are the top three street finalists to move one step closer to the final round.
Fair Trade Services honored with Eight Dove Award nominations
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 04:30 pm
Fair Trade Services garnered a total of eight nominations for the upcoming 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards.
Buffalo State named 'Best Bang for the Buck College' by Washington Monthly
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 04:25 pm
Washington Monthly magazine ranked Buffalo State 28th in the "Best Bang for the Buck Colleges in the Northeast" category (out of 402 institutions) in the magazine's 2015 ratings released Monday.
Panepinto looks to just transition funding in wake of Huntley announcement
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:55 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto expressed concern in the wake of NRG Energy's announcement Tuesday that it will shutter the Huntley Station power plant early next year. Located in the Town of Tonawanda, the plant employs 79 and provides millions in PILOT payments to the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District, Town of Tonawanda and Erie County.
Collins promotes REVAMP Act
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
Congressman Chris Collins held a press conference Tuesday at Hamburg Lakeshore Overseas Veterans Post 1419 to promote H.R. 2218, the REVAMP Act. Introduced by Collins, the REVAMP Act would grant veteran organizations access to federal funding for vital maintenance and needed improvements to veteran halls and posts.
State Labor Department releases preliminary July area unemployment rates
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
The New York State Department of Labor has released preliminary local area unemployment rates for July 2015.
Niagara University accepting registrations for fall continuing education courses
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its fall 2015 schedule of courses. Professional development, certificates and credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
Civil War history to come alive in Niagara
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 03:50 pm
Niagara County Clerk Wayne F. Jagow has always made veterans a priority - and that includes veterans of the Civil War. Wednesday will be no different, as he and county historians will take possession of a huge treasure trove of first-hand correspondence from the War Between the States.
First Niagara Center welcomes Paul McCartney
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 01:30 pm
Legendary rock 'n' roll icon Sir Paul McCartney has announced five new North American arena dates on the critically acclaimed "Out There" tour, including one in Buffalo. McCartney will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 22.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 07:00 am
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the recipients of three scholarships presented to local high school students and one to a hospital associate advancing her education.
'Teal Niagara Falls - Teal the World': 3rd annual fundraiser supports local women with ovarian cancer
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 07:00 am
On Friday, Sept. 11, the WNY Ovarian Cancer Project is hosting its third annual fundraising event, "Teal Niagara Falls - Teal the World," at the Niagara Culinary Institute in Niagara Falls.
Plumbers and steamfitters recruit apprentices
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 05:10 pm
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plumbers & Steamfitters, Local Union 22, will conduct recruitment from Sept. 1 through Aug. 2, 2016, for three plumber apprentices and three steamfitter apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.
Memorial announces Premier 2016 co-chairs
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 03:55 pm
Drs. Amarpreet Grewal Bath and Shelley Bath and Janet and Dan DiPofi have been named co-chairs of The 2016 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Lloyd's Taco Truck donates full lunch service to Buffalo City Mission
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 03:45 pm
Buffalo City Mission's Men's Community Center received a full lunch service Monday, courtesy of one of Western New York's most popular eateries: Lloyd's Taco Truck.
'Le Rêve - The Dream' brings mesmerizing performance to Radio City Music Hall for 'America's Got Talent'
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 03:25 pm
The multifaceted and critically acclaimed Las Vegas production "Le Rêve - The Dream" brings an exclusive performance to the world-famous Radio City Music Hall stage during the "America's Got Talent" live results show on Wednesday, Aug. 26 (8-9 p.m. ET.)
Jacob Whitesides named Radio Disney's newest 'NBT' (Next Big Thing) featured artist
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:50 pm
Jacob Whitesides has been named Radio Disney's "NBT" (Next Big Thing) featured artist. The 17-year-old singer-songwriter is the latest artist to be highlighted in the multiplatform feature program that has championed young developing recording artists, showcasing their journeys as they turn their unique talents and dreams into careers.
Zendaya joins celebrity judging panel for 95th anniversary broadcast of Miss America
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:50 pm
Television and recording star Zendaya will be a judge on the 2016 Miss America Competition. She joins previously announced celebrity judges, including country star Brett Eldredge; author and wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, Taya Kyle; entrepreneur and businessman of ABC's "Shark Tank," Kevin O'Leary; and 2014 Paralympic snowboarding bronze medalist Amy Purdy.
Lighthouse Café returns
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:50 pm
The Lighthouse Café kicks off its new fall season at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, with a performance by Greg Lee. He has appeared at numerous musical events throughout Western New York.
Two Daemen programs rank in top 50 for 'Best Value' in nation
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:50 pm
Daemen College is the only institution in New York to be selected as one of the top "50 Best Value Small Colleges" in the U.S. for both business administration and biology degrees by Best Value Schools, an online guide to the best values in college education across the country.
Erie County Fair welcomes 1,000,000-plus
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:45 pm
The Erie County Fair concluded its 12-day run in Hamburg Sunday. Officials announce the final attendance was 1,172,635. This just falls shy of the record set in 2014 of 1,220,101 guests.
DEC launches pilot project to improve collection of public input about deer populations
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:45 pm
There will be an increased opportunity for public input in deer management decision-making under a pilot project launched by the state's Department of Environmental Conservation. This new project will incorporate modern technology and gather input directly from a broader cross-section of New Yorkers.
Buffalo City Mission raises $30,000 through its 9th annual Ride for the Homeless
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 12:45 pm
Buffalo City Mission raised $30,000 over the weekend at its ninth Ride for the Homeless, an annual motorcycle run to benefit the afterschool program at Cornerstone Manor, the agency's shelter for women and children.
Cote Memorial Ride benefits WNY Heroes
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 12:05 pm
Nearly 200 participated in the seventh annual Jonathon Cote Memorial Motorcycle Ride & Fundraiser, held in Erie and Niagara counties Aug. 2. It is presented each year in memory of Cote, a U.S. Army veteran. He served in Middle East conflicts in the early 2000s and returned as a contractor to Iraq only to be held captive and later killed in 2008.
Buffalo Zoo opens nature playground
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has opened a new nature playground area for visitors.
'The Biggest Loser' RunWalk returns to Buffalo
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 12:00 pm
Thousands of runners and walkers will lace up their shoes on Sunday, Sept. 6, for "The Biggest Loser" RunWalk Buffalo Half-Marathon/5K.
Silver Comet: A shining star to roller coaster enthusiasts
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
Martin's Fantasy Island received a big "Fun? Wow!" from a large group of roller coaster aficionados last weekend.
Grand Island: 260 teams signed up for Gus Macker
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The hoops for the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament have arrived on the Island in advance of the event, which will take place on Grand Island Boulevard. The baskets were delivered Sunday night after their use in the Gus Macker 3-on-3 tournament in Olean last weekend.
Grand Island High School: Physics workshop hosted for master teachers
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island High School hosted an afternoon workshop session for high school physics teachers from across the state in association with Buffalo State and the New York State Master Teacher Program.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Books to Bike winners announced
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library has announced the winners of its Books to Bike contest.
Grand Island: Conservatives announce slate of candidates
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 11:00 am
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island has announced its endorsed slate of candidates for town government.
Ransomville Speedway: Alex Friesen Summer Nationals rescheduled
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway management has announced the Alex Friesen Summer Nationals Super DIRTcar Big Block Modified Series, rained out Aug. 4, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Reminder: Jazz Festival street closing
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
In order to accommodate the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival vendors and musicians - not to mention the event's patrons - a portion of Center Street will be closed next weekend.
'Jazz Mass' at St. Peter's
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
For the first time, the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival is partnering with St. Peter's R.C. Church to incorporate a "Jazz Mass" and concert in conjunction with the festival. The Rev. Msgr. David LiPuma has embraced the opportunity to partner with community events like this one.
Offices of Collins and Gillibrand to host assistance to firefighters grant workshops
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 07:00 am
The offices of Congressman Chris Collins and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will host two informational workshops where staff members with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide an overview of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
Lewiston: Amid complaints, jet boat companies look to appease residents
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:00 pm
Village of Lewiston waterfront residents filled the Red Brick Municipal Building boardroom Monday, asking trustees to enact a speed limit curtailing wake left by passing jet boats.