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Rio Olympics: U.S. athletes come up short Monday
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 10:00 am
Day 10 on NBC was highlighted by Team USA's Allyson Felix winning silver in the women's 400m, and becoming the most decorated woman in U.S. track and field history with seven career medals. Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas narrowly bested Felix, diving through the finish line to earn gold in the event.
Rio Olympics: Allyson Felix, 'Final Five,' Kerri Walsh Jennings & April Ross in action Monday, Tuesday
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 04:20 pm
NBC's primetime coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad continues Monday at 8 p.m., and features gold medal finals in gymnastics, as all-around gold medalist Simone Biles seeks her fourth gold medal in Rio in the women's balance beam, alongside U.S. teammate Laurie Hernandez.
Mercy Flight Western New York officially active in Town of Niagara
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 03:15 pm
Officials from the Town of Niagara, Mercy Flight Western New York and Niagara County gathered for a press conference Monday morning to discuss the new, five-year ambulance services contract between the town and the company.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces 2017 community arts, arts education, and individual artist grants available for Erie, Niagara counties
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 03:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York recently announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants (NYSCA Department of Environmental Conservation) in Erie and Niagara counties, with a new online application process and expanded arts education eligibility to include after-school programs.
Niagara University camp enhances literacy skills of children in Niagara Falls
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 02:40 pm
The Primary Enhancement Program is a collaborative effort between NU's College of Education and the Niagara Falls City School District.
Pandora rolls out charts powered by Next Big Sound
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 02:15 pm
Pandora, a go-to music source for fans and artists, today unveiled three charts powered by Next Big Sound: "Trendsetters," "Predictions" and "Top Spins." Designed to inform and act as a resource for music-makers, the charts are now live at: www.nextbigsound.com/charts.
'Furmeggedon' is coming
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:45 pm
The SPCA of Niagara will host "Furmeggedon: The Dog Wash" from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2100 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls.
40th annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby set for Aug. 20-28
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:15 pm
The Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby - the derby formally known as the "Fall Classic" - will hold its 40th annual contest Aug. 20-28.
Phillips, Breen awarded Lewiston Lions scholarship
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:15 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions awarded two scholarships for the fall semester.
Goo Goo Dolls announce 2016 fall headline tour
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:15 pm
Multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road this fall for their second headline run in support of their latest release, "Boxes," this time featuring support from SafetySuit. The tour kicks off Oct. 26 in Boise, Idaho, and will run through December.
Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray whip brand-new roster of cooking-challenged stars into culinary shape in return of 'Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition'
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:10 pm
"Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition" is back for a second helping with food masters Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray each leading a team of celebrity cooking disasters through an intense culinary boot camp.
Mount St. Mary's benefits from charity golf event
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:10 pm
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital held the 36th annual Louis J. Fernandez Charity Golf Classic on Monday, Aug. 8, at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club.
'The Price is Right Live' headed to UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 10:35 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will play host to "The Price is Right Live" stage show at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Tickets are $38.50 to $78.50 (includes limited gold circle seating) and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19.
'Help Me Grow' child development program receives federal funding
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 10:10 am
The state's Council on Children and Families will partner with the New York State Department of Health and local agencies on the projects to ultimately develop a statewide model for screening children earlier for developmental delays, screening their mothers for depression, and to provide needed services sooner to promote long-term success.
Historic Riviera Theatre 'official screening location' for CBC's 'The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration'
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 10:10 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center will serve as an official screening location for Saturday's CBC broadcast of "CBC and The Tragically Hip presents 'The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration' " broadcast live from Kingston, Ontario. The event begins 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m.
Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt lighting fast; Simone Biles takes another gold; Michael Phelps talks to Costas
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 09:50 am
Day 9 on NBC was highlighted by Usain Bolt of Jamaica winning gold in the men's 100m final. He becomes the first ever to win three consecutive gold medals in the event, while rival Justin Gatlin of Team USA won silver, and joins Bolt as the only men to ever win three consecutive 100m medals.
Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps goes out golden
Sun, Aug 14th 2016 02:40 pm
Primetime coverage on Day 8 of the Rio Games on NBC was highlighted by the final race of Michael Phelps' career, as he collected his 28th career Olympic medal, and 23rd gold, in the 4x100m medley relay with Nathan Adrian, Cody Miller and Ryan Murphy (who set a world record in his leg of the relay). Coverage also featured the U.S. women's 4x100m medley relay team of Dana Vollmer, Lilly King, Simone Manuel and Kathleen Baker winning gold, as well as Connor Jaeger's silver medal win in the men's 1500m swim.
2016 Lewiston Art Festival winners announced; Grand Island High School wins Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 08:45 pm
Winners of the 2016 Lewiston Art Festival were announced Saturday night by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
ECHDC, Buffalo River History Tours launch new Harbor Queen tour boat
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 12:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced the christening Friday of the Harbor Queen, a new double-decker tour boat docked at Canalside. The newly built, multi-hulled boat is the latest to be added to the fleet of Buffalo River History Tours, and will carry passengers on daily, informative 90-minute narrated tours of Buffalo's waterfront.
Rio Olympics: Katie Ledecky goes 4-for-4, Maya DiRado, Anthony Ervin shock the field with gold medal wins
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 12:40 pm
Primetime coverage on Day 7 of the Rio Games on NBC was highlighted by Michael Phelps collecting his 27th career medal in the 100m butterfly, a silver; Katie Ledecky capturing gold in the 800m freestyle and breaking her own world record - her fifth career gold medal; Maya DiRado winning gold in the 200m backstroke, her fourth medal of the Rio Games - topping the seemingly unbeatable Hungarian swimmer Katinka HosszĂș; Anthony Ervin winning gold in the 50m freestyle - 16 years after first winning the event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics; and Simone Manuel qualifying for the 50m freestyle final after capturing gold in the 100m freestyle Thursday night.
Ellicott Development plaza SEQR public hearing set
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing Monday to consider the State Environmental Quality Review for the proposed "Paladino plaza." The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. inside the Morgan Lewis Boardroom at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Niagara County Peach Festival to accept 2015 ride tickets
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Niagara County Peach Festival Chairman Alan Hastings has announced ride tickets purchased for the 2015 festival will be honored at this year's event.
Bjerke-Ulliman installed as pastor at St. Timothy
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church called the Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman as its new pastor during an installation service Aug. 7.
Grand Island School Board welcomes back middle school principal, moves to find new high school principal
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Board of Education President Lisa Pyc pointed out a familiar face at Monday's trustee meeting.
Grand Island Lions Club: St. Luke's Mission beneficiary of donation
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Lions Club Treasurer Tom Witkowski (on left) and Vice President Henry Lobl pose with a truckload of durable medical equipment that the Grand Island Lions donated to St. Luke's Mission in Buffalo.
NT library offers teens opportunity to read down their fines
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Teenagers registered with the North Tonawanda summer reading program can read down their fines at the North Tonawanda Public Library until Sept. 2.
E-recycling event set
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 06:55 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto will host a free electronics recycling event Saturday, Aug. 20.
Alliance for Historic Lewiston to serve as watchdog group, public voice
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 09:00 pm
Four community leaders have formed the "Alliance for Historic Lewiston."
Youngstown approves 'multiple bus ban' against NJA
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 07:00 pm
Tensions in Youngstown came to a head Thursday as the Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing en route to a vote on the Water Street multiple bus ban, a measure aimed at managing the volume of bus traffic on the one-lane Water Street strip bordering the lower river.
Artpark launches three new installations
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 01:40 pm
A crowd of more than 50 people gathered at Artpark Thursday evening to participate in the official opening of three new installations:
Can You Help: Wishes for a Warrior to support Mary Dunbar-Daluisio
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 12:00 pm
Fuccillo Automotive Group will host Wishes for a Warrior, a fundraiser for Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Radisson Niagara Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road.
Obit: Thomas J. Podsiadlo
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:40 am
Thomas J. Podsiadlo of Grand Island entered into rest Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at the age of 52.
Wheatfield: Dehydration station raises concerns
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:20 am
National Fuel's plan to build a gas dehydration station on Liberty Drive was in focus again last week as residents of Wheatfield expressed concerns to the company's representatives, who attempted to explain the latest on the project.
Town of Niagara contracts Mercy EMS
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:20 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board voted Wednesday to enter into a five-year agreement with Mercy EMS to provide emergency services.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas to host 'Charity Clambake'
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:20 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will host its 19th annual "Charity Clambake" from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at The Shores Waterfront Restaurant on Tonawanda Island.
'American Graffiti Classic Car Show' draws hundreds
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:20 am
Mike DiFilippo stands beside his 1959 Cadillac convertible, which won first place in the 1950-59 category at the 2016 "American Graffiti Classic Car Show" held Aug. 8 at the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Community to come together for Wheatfield Family Picnic
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:15 am
The 38th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic is around the corner, offering eventgoers various activities, entertainment and food.
Wheatfield mulls code change: Farming may be allowed on land zoned rural-residential
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board is considering a change in code to allow farming on town land zoned rural-residential after a public hearing Monday night.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce develops local television program, 'Roam The Region'
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 10:50 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of a new television program, "Roam The Region," which highlights chamber members and their business or service that they provide throughout the community.
Want to see Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Midtown Men, Steve Hackett?
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 10:40 am
Individual tickets to all concerts in the 2016-17 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra season will be available Saturday, Aug. 13. After a well-received summer season, the BPO is looking forward to a regular season full of highlights.