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Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences among U.S. medical schools White House recognized for combating opioid epidemic
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:10 pm
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo is among medical schools nationwide that are at the forefront of fighting the opioid epidemic, according to a fact sheet released today by the White House.
NBC's hit series 'Little Big Shots' springs into April celebrating more extraordinary kids in fun, family-friendly shows
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 08:00 pm
Three engaging new episodes of NBC's hit comedy/variety series 'Little Big Shots' will feature an incredible lineup of amazing kids in fun, feel-good episodes airing Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on April 3, 10 and 24.
'MasterChef' to premiere with new rotating judges Wednesday, June 1, on FOX
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 08:00 pm
Award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi welcome 40 home cooks into the "MasterChef" kitchen for season seven, premiering Wednesday, June 1 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX.
The Academy launches 2016 Student Academy Awards competition
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 08:00 pm
The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2016 Student Academy Awards competition. All Student Academy Award winners become eligible for Oscars consideration. The entry deadline for submissions is Wednesday, June 1.
Food blogger Ali Khan discovers the best deals for the best meals on new Cooking Channel series 'Cheap Eats'
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 08:00 pm
Food blogger Ali Khan is on a sweet and savory journey to discover some of the best deals on the best dishes in cities across the country on Cooking Channel's "Cheap Eats," premiering Tuesday, April 19 (9 p.m. ET).
Kiefer Sutherland debuts 'Not Enough Whiskey' music video on Rolling Stone Country
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 07:55 pm
Kiefer Sutherland opens his songwriting notebook and premieres the pedal-steeled, country/Americana-tinged "Not Enough Whiskey" video on Rolling Stone Country today.
'Chasing Grace' set to release to DVD Tuesday, May 3, with Word Films
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 07:55 pm
The faith-based drama "Chasing Grace" is set to release to DVD May 3 with Word Films ("Captive," "Noble" and "Adrenaline"). Adapted from the novel "Discovering Grace," the film was directed, executive produced, starred and written by David Temple ("The Last Passport," "The Confession").
NBC Olympics to present extensive, unprecedented coverage of 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 07:55 pm
NBC Olympics will present an unprecedented 76 hours of coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials across NBC, NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra - including more than 60 hours of coverage in primetime - in the months leading up to the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
New naloxone training program for pharmacists takes aim at opioid epidemic
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 07:55 pm
To fight the opioid epidemic ravaging Western New York, the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences joined forces with the Erie County Department of Health and the Harm Reduction Coalition to create a naloxone dispensing education program.
Ransomville Speedway: Preparations continue to build for 2016 season
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 pm
With just four weeks left prior to the start of the 2016 season, things continue to be busy at Ransomville Speedway.
Kelsey Grammer, Questlove, Kelly Rowland and Lauren Conrad spice up the kitchen on 'The Chew'
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
Next week on ABC's "The Chew," co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Carla Hall and Daphne Oz welcome a host of celebrities from the worlds of TV, music and fashion and debut the show's fourth cookbook, "The Chew: An Essential Guide to Cooking and Entertaining."
'The Voice': Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys join coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for season 11
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
International recording superstars Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys will join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches for season 11 of NBC's two-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
Tapping the fruits of their labor: Producers savor maple flavor
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:05 am
A precious quantity of local syrup sweetened the pancakes, while the congratulations flowed freely at a special breakfast at the Village Inn restaurant Sunday.
Goo Goo Dolls unveil details of new album, 'Boxes'
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls have unveiled details of their upcoming new album "Boxes," set for release May 6 via Warner Bros. Records. The first song from the album is "Over and Over," available now as an instant grat when you preorder "Boxes" on iTunes.
Zonta presents yellow roses
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Zonta Club of Grand Island Board Member Joanne Kud, right, presents yellow roses to Cornerstone Manor Compliance Manager Anna Isom, left, and Director Annette Slaughter, center, for distribution to the women who live at the homeless shelter in Buffalo.
Sept. 2 set as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on Grand Island
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its regular meeting Monday, March 21, to proclaim Sept. 2 of every year as Mordecai Manuel Noah Day on the Island.
Zonta Fashion Show and Luncheon is April 17
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Tickets are going fast for the annual Zonta Fashion Show and Luncheon. The event is Sunday, April 17, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and luncheon is at 12:30 p.m.
Island Ship Center expansion heralds 10-year anniversary
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 10:00 am
Just in time for their company's 10-year anniversary, Seema and Fahim Mojawalla of the Island Ship Center are near completion of a major business expansion.
Christina Crane is new Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce sales and marketing manager
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:35 am
Christina Crane made a name for herself locally as she helped launch successful promotional campaigns for the Lewiston Stone House and the Lewiston Event Center. Now, she's looking to shine a spotlight on more of the area's businesses and attractions.
Winner & new champion: Readers vote Linda's Catering Company 'Best Fish Fry'
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:00 am
Linda's Catering Company won Niagara Frontier Publication's fifth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, ending The Beach House's three-year reign. Chef Linda Brown, serving out of Elks Lodge No. 346 (next to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA), received 19.9 percent of the 316 reader votes to take the title.
Chamber Gala: Ron Winkley is Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced the Town of Lewiston supervisor and council chose Ron Winkley as the 2016 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
Planning underway for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
One neat event in coming months is the Great Contraption Race, a great on-river happening with the proceeds going to benefit the programs of the Lewiston-based It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Viva San Giuseppe at Casa Antica
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
Casa Antica held its annual St. Joseph Day table Sunday in the Village of Lewiston. As usual, diners in the crowded restaurant had their fill of different pizzas and breads, as well as seafood, pasta and numerous desserts.
Alexa Foundation names Lahrache exec. director
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
The board of directors of the Lewiston-based It Happened to Alexa Foundation has announced the recent appointment of Sandra Lahrache to the position of acting executive director.
Village of Lewiston OKs new entryway for St. Peter's
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 10:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston approved a handicap-accessible addition for St. Peter's R.C. Church and School at Monday's monthly board meeting. The renovation will take place on the west side of the building, facing North Sixth Street.
Buffalo Sabres: Fan Appreciation Night set for April 8
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced plans for Fan Appreciation Night, presented by ADPRO Sports, which will take place on April 8 during the team's final home game of the 2015-16 regular season.
Buffalo Sabres ink forward Eric Cornel
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Eric Cornel to an entry-level contract.
Obit: Ramona M. Blackmore
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 12:35 pm
Grand Island resident Ramona M. Blackmore, a longtime schoolteacher, entered into rest Monday, March 14, 2016, at the age of 95.
'Key to Locks' Award honors Lockport Canal lockmaster Joel Beyer
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:50 am
Joel Beyer, longtime Erie Canal lockmaster in Lockport, has been named winner of the 11th annual Key to the Locks Award. Beyer will receive the award from Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey in an 11 a.m. ceremony, Saturday, May 7, at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St.
Grammy Award-winning 'American Idol' winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood to perform on series finale
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:15 am
"American Idol," the cultural phenomenon that changed the face of television and created some of today's biggest music stars, will kick off a three-night grand finale week on Tuesday, April 5 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT), with "American Idol: American Dream."
'American Idol': MacKenzie Bourg, Trent Harmon, Dalton Rapattoni, La'Porsha Renae top 4 finalists
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:15 am
Thursday night on "American Idol," the top four finalists were announced: MacKenzie Bourg, Trent Harmon, Dalton Rapattoni and La'Porsha Renae. After America's vote was revealed, Sonika Vaid was eliminated.
sixstepsrecords and Passion release 'My Victory (Feat. Crowder)" live video in celebration of Good Friday and Easter
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:15 am
In celebration of Good Friday and Easter, Passion has released the live video for "My Victory (Feat. Crowder)," a song that proclaims the power and triumph of the cross. Passion band will perform the impactful anthem, along with current single "Remember," this Easter Sunday, March 27, on "FOX & Friends."
Department of Health awards $450,000 grant to Memorial Medical Center for innovative post-hospital care program
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:15 am
The New York State Department of Health awarded a $450,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support the continuation of a successful program that ensures better post-hospital care while reducing hospital re-admissions and nursing home stays.
Whirlpool stairs replacement work to begin
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 11:10 am
Beginning on Tuesday, March 29, the stairs into the Niagara Gorge at Whirlpool State Park will be closed as work to replace them begins. The stairs are expected to be closed through July.
Hippity and hoppity
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 10:45 am
The Lewiston office of RealtyUSA recently held its annual "Hop In" at 505 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. The public was invited to enjoy hot dogs, chips, cookies, a coloring contest, candies, egg decorating and, of course, the Easter Bunny!
Wheatfield: Town to apply for state funds on behalf of Jacob's Ladder
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 10:00 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted Monday to apply for $100,000 in state funds on behalf of Jacob's Ladder, an exercise equipment manufacturing company that is moving from North Tonawanda's Wurlitzer building to the vacant, former Motorad building at 6292 Walmore Road in the Town of Wheatfield.
Discover 'Titanic Connections to the Niagara Frontier'
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 09:55 am
Children and adults can uncover more "Hidden History" as the Niagara History Center's family night series explores "Titanic Connections to the Niagara Frontier," 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas to host Women's Expo & Boutique
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 09:55 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Women's Expo & Boutique will offer a day of pampering from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware St., Tonawanda.
NCDC honorees recognized for outstanding commitment
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 09:55 am
The Niagara County Democratic Committee's Recognition Brunch was held Saturday, March 19, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Niagara Falls.
NOCO donates to Buffalo City Mission
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 09:50 am
NOCO Express launched a Code Blue fundraising campaign at its 31 Western New York stores to benefit the Buffalo City Mission. NOCO customers generously donated $7,148 by purchasing "Code Blue" paper snowflakes from Feb. 16-28.