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Warner Bros. Records signs Duran Duran to global recording contract
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 10:50 am
Warner Bros. Records announced today it has signed a global recording contract with international superstars Duran Duran.
Obit: Martha Ann Emerson
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Martha Ann Emerson (Mikulsky), 52, of Coppell, Texas, beloved wife and mother, passed away March 22, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.
Obit: Linda Lee Stamler
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Linda Lee Stamler died Feb. 9, 2015, at her home in California. Linda was the daughter of Elsie Stamler and the late Harry Stamler.
Obit: Thomas G. DeCarlo
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 09:00 am
Thomas G. DeCarlo passed away March 22, 2015, at the age of 81.
Aquarium of Niagara's 'SEAster' Egg Hunt set for April 4
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Looking for something unique to do this spring? Head down to the Aquarium of Niagara for its annual "SEAster" Egg Hunt on April 4. This unique event is the only underwater egg hunt in Western New York.
N-W student advocates against Common Core
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Amidst tense budget discussions, a Niagara-Wheatfield student approached the district's Board of Education to discuss another controversial topic: the Common Core.
Diabetes advocate urges Congress to take steps to stop diabetes
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Nearly 200 American Diabetes Association volunteer advocates from across the nation joined together in Washington, D.C., in March for the association's premier national advocacy event, Call to Congress.
Gateway Market, 'Rockin' the River' return
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Two more summer events were added to North Tonawanda's calendar at its Common Council work session Tuesday.
End in sight for flooded-out Bergholz residents
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Residents of Luther Street in Bergholz have faced flooding issues for years, but a solution may finally be in sight after a public hearing at Wheatfield's Town Board meeting Monday.
Eggcellent: Making pysanky, traditional Easter eggs
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Easter is right around the corner and with it comes the time-honored tradition of egg-decorating.
Nightly North GI Bridge closures to start in April
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 07:00 pm
Depending on the weather, nightly closures of the Southbound North Grand Island Bridge and traffic switchover to the northbound span will begin the week of April 6.
2015 GISBA Corporate Bowl: Runners-up in 2014 rise to champs in 2015
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:55 pm
Four Grand Island High School seniors earned bragging rights as well as $400 each for college after winning the 17th annual Grand Island School and Business Alliance Corporate Bowl on Tuesday.
'Key to Locks' Award honors late history and tourism advocate Dianne Koplas
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:55 pm
City of Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey will present the 10th annual "Key to the Locks" Award to honor Lockport's Dianne Koplas, Saturday, May 9.
Spring break: 8,000 BBB complaints for travel industry last year
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
Now is the time of year when people start to make summer travel plans. Or, they are putting the final touches on spring break trips.
Ortt bill to help cut taxpayer wait time passes in Senate
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
Wait times for state income tax refunds could now be cut in half following a bill that was passed in the New York State Senate. Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, co-sponsored the bill (S1782), which would speed up the delivery of state refunds owed to taxpayers.
Buffalo native serves aboard USS New Orleans
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
A 2006 Depew High School graduate and Buffalo native is serving aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18), one of the Navy's newest and most advanced amphibious ships, designed to deliver Marines and their equipment to and from war zones.
Riding center for kids with special needs and veterans seeks urgent help
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
Hundreds of riders, from war veterans to children with special needs, are all booked to ride at Lothlorien Therapeutic Riding Center in East Aurora for the season. There's just one big problem: All the snow that fell in East Aurora this past winter has taken a toll on the riding center's indoor barn and riding arena.
Adanna Duru, Maddie Walker eliminated on 'American Idol XIV'
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:50 pm
Wednesday night, Ryan Seacrest revealed the top nine finalists on "American Idol XIV": Quentin Alexander, Clark Beckham, Joey Cook, Nick Fradiani, Jax, Tyanna Jones, Qaasim Middleton, Rayvon Owen and Daniel Seavey. It also revealed Adanna Duru, from Diamond Bar, California, and Maddie Walker of Ankeny, Iowa, received the fewest votes and were eliminated.
Niagara-Wheatfield principal named Elementary Principal of the Year
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:00 pm
Charles Smilinich, principal at Colonial Village Elementary School in the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District, was selected as the 2015 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
NCCC horticulture earns best in show at Plantasia
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:00 pm
The Niagara County Community College horticulture program, in partnership with the McKinley High School and Adult Continuing Education horticulture programs, earned the Overall Best in Show award at Plantasia.
St. Joe's principal to return to Niagara-Wheatfield
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:00 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute principal Jeffery Hazel has been named director of instructional technology and learning for the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District. The district's Board of Education approved his hiring at its regular meeting March 16.
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls succeeds with new expansion
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 10:40 am
Niagara Falls may be an attraction that reels in tourists in large numbers but as for destinations it's not the only thing people travel miles to experience.
All aboard! New Niagara Falls train station coming your way
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 10:15 am
The Niagara Falls International Railway Station on Lockport Road, is currently the only terminal available to train travelers coming to the Niagara Falls area.
Kenny G date change
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
Due to a conflict in his schedule, the Kenny G performance at the Historic Riviera Theatre has been moved to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. All tickets purchased for the original date will be honored at the door; patrons do not need to take any action.
Ceretto: The time is now to OK MMA
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, released the following statement upon the State Senate passing bipartisan legislation to legalize professional mixed martial arts for the fourth straight year.
Tops Friendly Markets named Independent Retailer of the Year by Grocery Headquarters
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, has announced the company was awarded the Independent Retailer of the Year distinction from New York City-based industry publication Grocery Headquarters.
Memorial Medical Center announces 2015 board appointments
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2015 slate of officers and re-elected five incumbent board members to three-year terms at its annual meeting March 23.
Niagara Falls Memorial, Mount St. Mary's take to the ice for annual charity hockey game
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
Doctors, nurses and staff members from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center took to the ice Friday evening for their second annual charity hockey game.
Panepinto joins Sens. Comrie and Hamilton in calling for an immediate minimum wage increase
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
With the state budget deadline looming, freshman Sens. Marc Panepinto (D-Buffalo), Leroy Comrie (D-Queens) and Jesse Hamilton (D-Brooklyn) stood together and called for an immediate minimum wage increase to be put back on the table.
Niagara University student receives Buffalo Bandits scholarship
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
Paige Printup, a Niagara University senior studying criminology and criminal justice, was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Native American Scholarship from the Buffalo Bandits.
Ortt, emergency chief discuss state security
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt met with New York State Acting Commissioner of Homeland Security and Emergency Services John Melville in his Albany office Monday.
Bills announce plans to unveil Ralph C. Wilson Jr. statue in 2015
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:30 pm
The Buffalo Bills announced today the organization will commission a statue to be made of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. The statue will be displayed outside of Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park.
Frontier House: What to do with Lewiston's historic 'crown jewel'
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 04:40 pm
If the Town of Lewiston is successful in purchasing the Frontier House, what would happen next? What would go inside Center Street's centerpiece?
Wolverines eye section title in 2015
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 02:00 pm
Niagara Fall High School's Varsity Baseball squad has high hopes for 2015 as a new-look team takes the field.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Walden Galleria this Saturday
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs, including Frankie, an Aussie-shepherd mix, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Walden Galleria Mall (in front of Williams Sonoma - lower level/Sears side) in Cheektowaga.
Memorial names Jacqueline DeCarlo director of quality management
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Jacqueline DeCarlo director of quality management.
Summit Life Outreach Center hosts 10-year anniversary spring open house
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 07:00 am
Summit Life Outreach Center, located at 1622 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, is opening its doors to the community and its supporters from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, April 12.
'An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt' April 23 at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23.
16 memorable contestants return for 'Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious'
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
Host Alton Brown welcomes back 16 of the most devilishly memorable contestants to ever enter "Cutthroat Kitchen" in the five-episode primetime tournament "Cutthroat Kitchen: Evilicious," beginning Sunday, April 19 (10 p.m. all times).
Friends of Niagara University Theatre celebrate 51 years of NU Theatre at annual gala
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 05:30 pm
On May 2, the Friends of Niagara University Theatre will celebrate 51 years of Niagara University Theatre when the group hosts the 30th annual Friends of Niagara University Theatre Gala.