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Presti Karate celebrates 45 years
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:25 pm
Presti Karate Centers is celebrating its 45th year in business this year in Niagara Falls. Master John Presti said 2015 will be a banner year with special guest seminars and special classes taught by some of Presti Karate's own top black belts.
For the first time, Academy to announce Oscar nominations in all 24 categories live
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:10 pm
Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso CuarĂ³n and J.J. Abrams will announce the nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference Thursday at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
'Girl Meets World' stars Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter cast in upcoming Disney Channel original movies
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:05 pm
Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter of Disney Channel's hit comedy series "Girl Meets World," Paris Berelc of Disney XD's "Mighty Med" and Sofia Carson of this year's highly anticipated Disney's "Descendants," will each add an upcoming Disney Channel original movie to their credits this year, as the channel continues its focus on developing young entertainers and giving them opportunities to showcase their talent across multiple projects.
Buffalo-Niagara Partnership: Air Base, brownfields top regional items
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:05 pm
Niagara County lawmakers are hailing several key items in the Buffalo Niagara Partnership's 2015 regional agenda, rolled out Thursday night at a standing-room only press conference overlooking Downtown Buffalo's Coca-Cola Field.
Mount St. Mary's implements temporary visitor restrictions
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 04:05 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital is taking precautions to reduce the spread of the influenza virus by limiting visitors to individuals age 14 and older. The visitor age restriction is effective immediately throughout the hospital.
Celebrate winter, hockey and more at HARBORCENTER and Canalside this weekend
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
On the heels of this morning's snowfall, the Canalside district in Buffalo will be extra busy this weekend with a wide range of activities for all to enjoy.
Leadership Niagara announces 'Leader of the Year'
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
Leadership Niagara brought together 41 regional leaders today for its opening overnight retreat and to begin a 12-month leadership development program.
Lewiston resident appointed to executive management leadership group at NOCO
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
NOCO announced the appointment of Deborah Coder to vice president, credit services, as part of the company's newly formed executive management leadership group.
Higgins pushes for resources along northern border
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, spoke on the House Floor today urging the Homeland Security appropriations subcommittee to provide sufficient funding for the programs necessary to ensure the free flow of people and goods at the northern border.
'The Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson to guest judge on Syfy's 'Face Off'
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 03:55 pm
Josh Hutcherson, star of "The Hunger Games" franchise, will guest judge on Syfy's critically acclaimed reality competition series "Face Off" - the network's most watched unscripted series - in this season's third episode, "Let the Games Begin," airing Tuesday, Jan. 27 (9 p.m.).
Phillips, Morreale, Lederhouse win at Big R Hangover 150
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:20 pm
As has been tradition for the past 15 years at Western New York's Ransomville Speedway, the season officially kicked off on New Year's Day for the annual Hangover 150 Enduro.
Wheatfield Senior Citizens upcoming events
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:20 pm
Wheatfield Senior Citizens will hold a travel meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, at the Wheatfield Senior Center, 2790 Church Road. The group has also announced the following trips:
Niagara County Farm Bureau meets at Marjim Manor
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:20 pm
The Niagara County Farm Bureau hosted its annual holiday gathering at The Winery at Marjim Manor. Board members and their guests used the opportunity to interact with local political leaders.
Wheatfield board delays SCOPE, discusses flooding
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:15 pm
As Wheatfield's Town Board delayed approval of the final SCOPE for the Environmental Impact Statement for Cobblestone Creek, residents from the surrounding area continued to present the board with evidence of drainage issues on and around their properties.
Quasar, New York and Ohio
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:15 pm
For more than a year now, grassroots activists in Wheatfield have fought against Ohio-based Quasar Energy Group, a company that creates alternative energy from wastewater and uses the byproduct as fertilizer.
Starpoint approves multimillion-dollar capital project
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 01:00 pm
Voters in the Starpoint Central School District recently approved the district's $15.4 million Student Health, Safety and Technology Capital Project.
Fatima Shrine prepares for Festival of Lights gala
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 12:00 pm
Pictured are several members of the 2015 Festival of Lights benefit committee with some of the basket raffle prizes for the 10th annual gala event, scheduled for Jan. 10 at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, Swann Road in Lewiston.
Obit: Walter J. Dutka
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 07:00 am
Grand Island resident Walter J. Dutka entered into rest Jan. 1.
Obit: George J. Smith
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 07:00 am
George J. Smith, 89, of Key Colony Beach, Florida, passed away Jan. 2, after a brief, unexpected stay in Fisherman's Hospital, Marathon.
Obit: Ralph G. Chambers
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 07:00 am
Ralph G. Chambers, formerly of Grand Island, entered into rest Dec. 30, 2014.
Obit: Richard O. Robinson
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 07:00 am
Richard O. Robinson, a prominent local personal injury attorney and former three-term Grand Island town justice, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. He was 82.
Bradley Cooper, Julianne Moore, Chris Hemsworth, Nicole Kidman on 'LIVE with Kelly and Michael'
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 07:00 am
"Blackhat" star Chris Hemsworth visits, and singer-songwriter Ella Henderson performs for the "LIVE" audience.
Slimming secrets, low-calorie recipes and tips are on the menu at 'The Chew'
Fri, Jan 9th 2015 07:00 am
Sophia Bush ("Chicago PD"); Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos ("Extra Virgin"): recipes for tortilla soup and citrus-marinated chicken with lentil herb salad.
Poloncarz issues travel advisory for Erie County
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 11:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has issued a travel advisory, in effect from 11 p.m. until further notice, for all of Erie County due to an anticipated snowstorm that could leave snow accumulations of up to 36 inches in some areas by Saturday morning.
Buffalo Sabres to retire Hasek's jersey Jan. 13
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 10:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony scheduled to take place Tuesday, Jan. 13, prior to the team's home game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center.
Cuomo activates emergency operations center ahead of lake effect storm
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 09:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today activated the New York State Emergency Operations Center in preparation for another strong lake-effect winter storm.
National Grid warns customers to guard themselves and sensitive account information
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 06:30 pm
During this holiday season, National Grid and local police departments received an increasing number of calls from customers being targeted by billing scam artists and impersonators trying to gain access to account information and entry to National Grid customers' homes.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Residents warned of imposters calling for money, personal info
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:45 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard warns county residents about scam artists impersonating members of the Erie County Sheriff's Office.
Grand Island Fire Co. firefighters rescue driver from frigid Niagara River
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
At 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, Grand Island Fire Co. personnel responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a passenger vehicle that veered off East River Road near the intersection of Ransom Road and ended up about 100 feet out into the Niagara River.
Buffalo Launch Club installation ceremony held
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Launch Club held its annual installation of officers following a brunch Sunday, Dec. 14.
Huth Road Elementary School annual Heritage Luncheon held
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:40 pm
From Peruvian spaghetti to Chinese nan gao, fourth-graders at Huth Road Elementary School had the opportunity to sample ethnic dishes from around the world at the annual Heritage Luncheon held last week.
Town advisory board building support for historic preservation law
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:35 pm
The Historic Preservation Advisory Board hopes to have an ordinance passed in the next few months that would establish regulations for the preservation of buildings that have historical significance.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Suspect arrested for violent break-in
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:35 pm
Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard reports deputies arrested Adeela Bonavito, 35, of Buffalo, and have obtained a warrant for another subject's arrest for his role in a burglary Dec. 1.
Kaegebein Elementary School students take part in Hour of Code
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:25 pm
Students of Katherine Chadwick and Tricia McDonald at Kaegebein Elementary School joined in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code Dec. 8-14. These students participated in The Hour of Code Friday, Dec. 12.
Nick Jonas, Prince Royce set to perform during 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:25 pm
NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today the performers and several of the celebrity judges for The 63rd Annual Miss Universe Pageant, airing Sunday, Jan. 25 (8-11 p.m. ET), on NBC.
Lt. Gov. Hochul, Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announce addition of broomball and pond hockey at Ice at Canalside
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:25 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced broomball and pond hockey are coming to the Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross and BlueShield of Western New York.
Vincentian archbishop - recent NU honoree - elevated to cardinal
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 03:25 pm
Pope Francis elevated 15 new members to the College of Cardinals Sunday, Jan. 4, one of them a Vincentian archbishop who was honored by Niagara University in November 2013.
Emerging indie-pop group AJR set to release full-length debut album 'Living Room' March 3
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 12:00 pm
Indie-pop trio AJR are excited to announce the release of their eagerly anticipated full-length debut album, "Living Room," for March 3 via AJR Productions/Warner Bros. Records.
2015 distinguished and emerging leader alumni awards call for nominations
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 11:15 am
Do you know someone who graduated from the Niagara Falls School District and is noted in their field of endeavor or recognized for expertise and good works?
Weather cancellation: Competitive EDGE Sports Performance Program open house
Thu, Jan 8th 2015 10:00 am
Today's open house at The Competitive EDGE Sports Performance Program's new location in the Niagara Falls High School Field House is canceled as result of the school district's weather-related closing.
 

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