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Poloncarz, Higgins voice opposition to KeyBank/First Niagara merger
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:50 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives of the WNY Law Center and PUSH Buffalo to voice his opposition to a proposed acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group Inc. ("First Niagara") by KeyCorp ("KeyBank").
Town of Grand Island Highway Department issues winter reminders
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:45 pm
Even as mild winter weather continues, the Grand Island Highway Department is reminding property owners of the town's winter parking rules.
Grand Island Town Board conducting advisory board interviews
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:45 pm
The Grand Island Town Board is happy with the turnout for candidates to help run its town government.
High-flying 'Mary Poppins' musical continues Friday, Saturday
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:45 pm
No one came right out and told Jill Anderson during auditions for the Grand Island High School musical that she would be flying across the Grand Viking Theater.
'The Miracle Worker' continues
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:35 pm
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild presents "The Miracle Worker" through Feb. 14 at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.
Lewiston Police quickly resolve standoff
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:25 pm
Lewiston Police officers responded to a check the welfare call Thursday on the 200 block of South Seventh Street that soon developed into a tense negotiation response.
Memorial wears red for women's heart health
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:20 pm
Team members from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and The Heart Center of Niagara gathered in the hospital's lower lobby Friday to show support for National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day. The annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease in women.
Buffalo Promise Neighborhood board member to keynote Memorial's Black History Celebration
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:15 pm
A leader in efforts to strengthen developmental and educational outcomes for children in the Buffalo area will be the keynote speaker Feb. 19 at the ninth annual Black History Celebration at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St.
DEC advises caution to ice anglers and others recreating on ice
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:15 pm
Due to the late start of winter and the recent warm weather and rain, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is advising anglers and others who may want to be on the ice of water bodies to be cautious.
'American Idol': Meet the top 24 semifinalists
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 01:45 pm
Thursday night, "American Idol" judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr. revealed their picks for the top 24 semifinalists.
Panepinto stands with labor leaders to demand passage of Elevator Safety Act
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 10:00 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto, D-60th, was joined by representatives from IUEC Local 14 and WNY Council on Occupational Safety and Health Thursday to call on the Senate Republican majority to pass the Elevator Safety Act (S.1945).
Grand Island's Judith Nolan Powell receives Bishop's Medal
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 07:00 am
Judith A. Nolan Powell, a retired executive from HSBC Bank and a long-time supporter of Catholic schools, received the Bishop's Medal Jan. 28 for her dedication to Catholic education.
Legendary satirist Al Yankovic to voice title role in Disney XD's animated comedy series 'Milo Murphy's Law'
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:40 pm
Legendary satirist and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Al Yankovic (professionally known as "Weird Al") will voice the title role in Disney XD's "Milo Murphy's Law" (formerly known as "Mikey Murphy's Law"), an animated comedy series from creators and executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh of the globally acclaimed animated series "Phineas and Ferb."
Heart of Niagara Adoption event at Pet Supplies Plus
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Devers, Jack, Molly, Maddie, Darcy and Corey from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Pet Supplies Plus, 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.
Buffalo to host world's largest youth Gaelic Games in 2017
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:10 pm
Buffalo has been named the host city for the 2017 Gaelic Games Association Continental Youth Championships. A weekend tournament of Gaelic football and hurling competitions involving more than 3,000 youth athletes and up to 250 teams will take place at the West Seneca Soccer Complex July 26-31.
'Conservation Saturdays' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:10 pm
On Saturdays, Feb. 13 and 27, the Aquarium of Niagara will features two full days dedicated to conservation issues (and making lessons fun for children of all ages).
Tim Gunn, celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves return for inspiring transformations in fan-favorite 'Biggest Loser' makeover episode
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:00 pm
It's time for one of the most eagerly anticipated events of 'The Biggest Loser' season: the fan favorite makeover episode.
First Niagara announces top 2015 mortgage producers
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 05:00 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. today announced five Western New York loan officers were the top mortgage producers for the entire organization across its Northeast footprint during 2015. They include Michael Kozlowski, Rocco Diina, Julie Symes, Ralph Basile and Stephen Pezzino.
Erie County Foster Family Fair seeks open homes, open hearts for foster children
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services has announced the second annual Foster Family Fair will be held from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Science Hall Commons at Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo.
HARBORCENTER announces Elite springtime hockey league
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:50 pm
HARBORCENTER Vice President and Director of Hockey Nik Fattey today announced the Buffalo Elite Hockey League, which will begin play this April at HARBORCENTER. The youth league will offer participants elite springtime competition under the guidance of high-level coaching instruction.
Grammy winner Seal cast as Pontius Pilate in 'The Passion'
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:45 pm
Grammy Award-winning recording artist and singer/songwriter Seal has been cast in the role of Pontius Pilate in "The Passion," a two-hour epic musical event airing live from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20 (8-10 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Jason Patric to star in season two of 'Wayward Pines' on FOX
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:45 pm
Jason Patric ("Rush," "Narc") has been cast in a leading role in "Wayward Pines," the hit psychological thriller event series returning for a second season this summer on FOX. Patric will portray Dr. Theo Yedlin, a confident, driven surgeon whose leadership skills will prove invaluable to the residents of Wayward Pines.
DiPaola to join medical staff at Falls Memorial, UBMD Ortho & Sports Medicine
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:40 pm
Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D., will join the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine effective July 1.
Collins, Higgins announce expanded mission for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:20 pm
U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, R-NY-27, and Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, today released the following comments after receiving news eight KC-135 refueling tankers will be arriving at Niagara Air Falls Reserve Station to replace the base's aging fleet of cargo planes. The news will be made official in President Barack Obama's budget, which will be released on Tuesday.
Lewiston Film Festival debuting in April
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has partnered with organizers of the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival to create a satellite event in Lewiston. Committee members recently met to discuss plans for the Lewiston Film Festival, which will debut April 1-2.
Miley Cyrus set as key adviser on 'The Voice'
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 08:40 am
Miley Cyrus has been named a key adviser for the upcoming 10th season of NBC's two-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."
Higgins, Collins, Slaughter, Reed press transportation committee leadership to hold firm on flight safety
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 08:40 am
Congress members Brian Higgins (NY-26), Chris Collins (NY-27), Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Tom Reed (NY-23) are continuing their united fight against attempts to diminish flight safety progress as Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization legislation is introduced and now under consideration in Congress.
Turning off Niagara Falls could yield insight on how waterfalls carve canyons, UB expert says
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 08:40 am
It's not every day that you get to turn off a major waterfall.
'Give Kids a Smile Day' bringing healthy grins to Buffalo youth for 15th year
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:55 pm
Tooth fairies and life-sized teddy bears can mean only one thing: the return of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine's "Give Kids a Smile Day."
Hillsong UNITED brings 'EMPIRES' tour to U.S.
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:55 pm
After recent stops in India, Singapore and Indonesia, Billboard Music Award winners Hillsong UNITED will bring their highly acclaimed "EMPIRES" tour to the U.S. with special guests Rend Collective.
Fourth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference explores social change
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University, will host the fourth annual Poverty Conference on Friday, March 4.
Erie County: More than 500 animals vaccinated at January rabies clinic
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Health announced 556 animals were vaccinated against rabies at the first clinic of 2016, held Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the North Buffalo Community Center.
County leaders recognize water quality leadership of Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:30 pm
Local leaders have recognized Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz for his efforts to improve water quality.
Buffalo Sabres, Roswell Park unite to inspire cancer cures
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:20 pm
United behind the shared vision of reducing cancer's impact in Western New York, the Buffalo Sabres and Roswell Park Cancer Institute have launched a collaboration that will see the NHL franchise and the National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center teaming up to arm fans and supporters with important guidance on cancer risk, prevention and research.
43North $1m winner ACV Auctions expands in Syracuse, Albany
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 10:35 am
ACV Auctions, a live wholesale marketplace for dealer-only auto auctions, today announced its expansion in the Albany and Syracuse markets with the addition of three new team members. The announcement reflects the company's latest growth in upstate New York.
Higgins, Poloncarz applaud $1.1 billion federal commitment to fighting nation's opioid epidemic
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz welcomed the announcement President Barack Obama is proposing $1.1 billion in new funding to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic in the U.S.
Microsoft, Eric Wood Foundation donate Xbox Ones to Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:10 pm
While Eric Wood was traveling back from his first Pro Bowl in Hawaii, The Eric Wood Foundation was hard at work in Buffalo.
Adell's School of Dance raises over $4,000 for Niagara Hospice
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:10 pm
Dancers from Adell's School of Dance performance/competition team recently held a fundraiser that raised money for their team while supporting their community.
The Fairgrounds to award $20,000 in scholarships
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:10 pm
The Erie County Fairgrounds continues to seek ways to foster education in local students. From the award-winning "Farm 2 Table" program to the Erie County Fair, the events held on The Fairgrounds strive to connect students with agriculture, business and volunteerism.
Buffalo leads the league, as 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game is NBCSN's most-watched on record
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 01:35 pm
Fueled by a new 3-on-3 tournament format and a two-goal performance by Pacific Division captain and All-Star Game MVP John Scott, the 2016 NHL All-Star Game on NBCSN was the most-watched and highest-rated all-star game in the network's history.