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NBC Olympics' daytime, late-night Rio coverage to originate from Copacabana Beach
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:25 pm
NBC Olympics unveiled the set design for NBC's daytime and late night studio, which will be located on Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana Beach.
Al Michaels, Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, Liam McHugh, Carolyn Manno to host NBC Olympics coverage in Rio
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:25 pm
Al Michaels, Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, Liam McHugh and Carolyn Manno will serve as hosts for NBC Olympics coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Tour of Kitchens Best in Show winners announced
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:15 pm
Close to 1,000 attendees recently visited the two-day Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens. Ticketholders had the opportunity to vote on their favorite culinary sample, as well as their favorite tablescapes/d├ęcor.
UB and VCAMP partner to accelerate health care software startups
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
The Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG) at the University at Buffalo is partnering with VCAMP to form a lean-startup health care software venture accelerator that will assist in the university's regional economic development efforts.
Hounds & Heroes event to benefit SPCA of Niagara
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
A local event to honor servicemen and women and first responders is set to take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, as the SPCA of Niagara hosts its annual "Hounds & Heroes" fundraiser at Reservoir State Park in Niagara Falls.
Panepinto fights to ensure school districts receive essential state funding
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto called for the State Senate to pass legislation that would decouple performance reviews from state aid.
Niagara USA hosting 'So You Think You Know Niagara' FAM tour
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is hosting the "So You Think You Know Niagara" familiarization tour this week for tour operators from across the country, including California, Florida, New Jersey and Kentucky.
Naval Park ceremony
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
The yellow rose symbolizes the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812 between the U.S. and Great Britain. The peace treaty, signed in Ghent, Belgium, served as the basis of more than 200 years of friendship among the U.S., Great Britain and Canada.
Niagara County releases road repairs list
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:05 pm
Niagara County's newly appointed highways czar spent several hours late last week briefing county leaders about the county's $1.6-million 2016 road repair plan before releasing the document to the public.
Niagara University student-vets top $10,000 mark for scholarship fund
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:05 pm
The Niagara University Student Veterans Organization raised more than $1,500 during its fourth annual Memorial Day Disc Golf Tournament, which was held May 30 at the Beaver Island State Park Golf Course.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:55 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual duck race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Thousands of spectators are expected over the weeklong festival, running Sunday, July 17, through Sunday, July 24.
Memorial's Golisano Center to offer evening care hours
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:50 pm
Patients who can't see their doctor during daytime office hours will have a new option beginning June 27: evening hours at the Golisano Center for Community Health.
Old Falls Street, USA, partnering with regional promoters to host a variety of special events this summer
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:40 pm
Mark your calendars for a summer full of special events coming to Old Falls Street, USA, the three-block cobblestone street connecting Niagara Falls State Park with the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in downtown Niagara Falls.
Niagara University named 2016-17 'College of Distinction'
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:35 pm
Niagara University is one of only 10 Catholic colleges and universities in New York state - and 76 nationwide - to be selected to the 2016-17 list of top academic institutions by Colleges of Distinction.
First Niagara provides nearly $50,000 for affordable housing opportunities and homebuyer education in Western New York
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:35 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $47,500 in grant funding to enhance affordable housing opportunities, improve financial stability and provide homebuyer education in the Western New York community.
First Niagara provides $58,000 for neighborhood revitalization initiatives in Western New York
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:35 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $58,000 in grant funding for neighborhood stabilization and revitalization initiatives.
Still time to enroll in summer camp at the Y
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:30 pm
Whether it's splashing in the pool, exploring nature, learning a new skill, or going on field trips, summer camp at the YMCA provides an opportunity for children ages kindergarten to 17 years old to build meaningful relationships and gain important life skills.
Free fishing clinic, firefighting demonstration planned for Chestnut Ridge Park
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:05 pm
The Erie County departments of Parks, Recreation and Forestry and Emergency Services, in conjunction with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, have announced a day of free family fun happening Saturday, June 25.
2016 Stanley Cup Final most-watched non-'Original Six' series in 15 years
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:05 pm
The six-game 2016 Stanley Cup Final featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and San Jose Sharks averaged nearly 4 million viewers (3.948 million), making it the most-watched non-"Original Six" series in 15 years, according to Fast National Ratings by The Nielsen Co.
Historic Riviera Theatre selects Foit-Albert Associates for theater expansion, development project
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 12:00 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has selected award-winning Foit-Albert Associates to design the regionally significant Riviera Theatre expansion and development project, which is designed to set the stage for future generations to enjoy the venue.
People Inc. receives grant to expand intensive behavior training, counseling program
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 11:55 am
People Inc., Western New York's largest health and human services agency, has received a grant from the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) family support services program.
DEC announces final sewage pollution right to know regulations
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 11:35 am
New York state has finalized regulations needed to implement the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Monday.
Poloncarz statement on lead hazard reduction funding grant approval
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 11:15 am
Poloncarz said, "The fight against lead in Erie County just got a big shot in the arm with the announcement of these grant funds and accompanying healthy homes funds, and I thank Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand for securing these funds and providing this big boost."
Flag Day ceremony in Buffalo
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 10:00 am
Today is Flag Day, and the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park has a historic ceremony scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Naval & Military Park, 1 Naval Park Cove at Canalside (near the Rotary flagpole).
Forte heads Catholic Charities fundraiser
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 07:00 am
Catholic Charities presents "Forte Tenors in Concert" at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, inside Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
Cecconi receives Robert J. Uplinger Award
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 02:05 pm
Lewiston Community Lions Club President Regina Cecconi received the Robert J. Uplinger Award for her outstanding service to her community. The Robert J. Uplinger award is the highest award available in the Lions Multiple District 20N.
Skillet, RED, for KING & COUNTRY, Rend Collective, Matthew West headline 30th annual Kingdom Bound Festival at Darien Lake
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 01:15 pm
The Kingdom Bound Festival, one of the nation's largest and longest-running Christian music festivals, is set to return to Darien Lake theme park this summer.
YES! Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman (ARW) at UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 01:15 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman (ARW) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Tickets, $55-$85, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17.
Chef's Restaurant Motorcycle Poker Run raises $20,000 for Billittier Foundation Charity
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:10 am
Louis J. Billittier Jr. wishes to thank the 125 motorcycle riders, and hundreds of supporters and volunteers, who participated in the Louis J. Billittier Foundation Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle on Saturday.
'Ask the Pastor' anniversary airings
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:05 am
June marks TCT's 32nd anniversary of its "Ask the Pastor" program. In honor of this milestone, TCT will air a special edition of "Ask the Pastor" at 2 p.m. ET every weekday from June 13-24.
Tompkins to bring SPCA of Niagara's Orange Cat Campaign up for council vote
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:00 am
Niagara Falls City Councilman Kenny Tompkins announced he has been working with the SPCA of Niagara to help bring its Orange Cat Campaign to Niagara Falls to provide a humane option to reduce the feral cat population in the city.
Anton Baranov winner of 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:00 am
Following Saturday's final round performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Anton Baranov of Russia won first place in the seventh biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. He was also selected as the Audience Favorite and the Musicians Choice.
Second (Indianhead) Division Association annual national reunion
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:00 am
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time.
Pittsburgh Penguins win Stanley Cup
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:00 am
The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks by a score of 3-1 Sunday in Game 6 on NBC to win the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.
Bucket list check: Fans watch Dolly Parton at Artpark; video and photos
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 10:05 am
Those in attendance at Sunday's opening outdoor concert of the 2016 Artpark summer season called it a dream come true. Magical. A bucket list check-off. Music icon Dolly Parton brought her "Pure & Simple" tour to Lewiston, along with a bevy of hit songs, thoroughly thrilling the 7,000-plus in attendance.
Down River 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Walk/Roll debuts June 25
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 07:00 am
Join The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc. Saturday, June 25, for the first Down River 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk/Roll for its "Miles of Care" initiative.
Drawing dad
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 07:00 am
In celebration of Father's Day, Niagara Frontier Publications invited children ages 12 and under to "Draw Your Dad." More than 40 pictures were submitted.
GardenFest blooms in Lewiston
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston Garden Club members gathered at the Lake Ontario cottage of member Barbara Carter on June 6 for a potluck picnic and a chance to relax before the annual Lewiston GardenFest, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18 and 19.
11th annual Lewiston GardenFest set for June 18-19
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, returns Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19. The 11th annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Lew-Port student to compete in National Junior High Finals Rodeo
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Michaila Raby, a sixth-grade student at Lewiston-Porter Middle School, has earned a position on the New York State National Junior rodeo team.