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Sabres recall Porter, Ruhwedel
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 09:45 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forward Kevin Porter and defenseman Chad Ruhwedel from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League. The team also announced it assigned defensemen Mark Pysyk and Brayden McNabb and forward Luke Adam to Rochester.
ABC News, People Magazine present 'The Year'
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 09:35 am
ABC News and People magazine collaborate for the third straight year on an entertaining two-hour primetime broadcast special featuring details of all the big stories and news events of the past year.
289 feature films in contention for 2013 Best Picture Oscar
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 09:35 am
Two hundred eighty-nine feature films are eligible for the 2013 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday.
75 original songs tune up for 2013 Oscar
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 09:35 am
Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2013 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 86th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday.
AOH scholarship for Niagara Catholic
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 09:35 am
Applications for the Ancient Order of Hibernians annual scholarship for Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School are now available at NC. Applicants, who must be registered for the 2014-15 school year as an incoming freshman, will be asked to write a short essay.
St. Peter's helps the needy
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 09:00 am
Recently, the Junior St. Vincent DePaul Club at St. Peter R.C. School in Lewiston, under the direction of Mr. James Allen, collected nonperishable foods for the less fortunate.
'Helpful and Friendly' Daisy Troop visits Amberleigh
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 07:00 am
A group of Daisy Girl Scouts from Troop 30011, kindergarteners from Maple East Elementary School in Williamsville, showed just how "Helpful and Friendly" they could be when they taught the residents of Amberleigh Retirement Community how to make snowflake ornaments.
New York's Mega Millions jackpot now $586 million
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 04:30 pm
The jackpot for the Tuesday, Dec. 17, Mega Millions drawing now stands at a near-record $586 million (cash value $316.5 million). The $586 million jackpot is the second highest in the game's history.
'The Sing-Off Live Tour' visits at UB Center for the Arts
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 04:00 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, and Funtime present "The Sing-Off Live Tour" on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
A Christmas feast
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 03:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 dropped off its donation of 60 turkeys for distribution during Community Missions' Christmas program.
The Band Perry hailed the hardest working country band of 2013
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 03:00 pm
The Band Perry was hailed the hardest working country band of 2013 and one of the hardest working acts across all musical genres by, one of the world's most comprehensive databases of concerts and tours. The Band Perry shares the list with artists such as P!nk and The Lumineers, among others.
'Heroes of Niagara Awards Dinner' honored community members
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 02:30 pm
For their contributions to the Niagara County and Western New York communities, the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation honored Gary Hall; Reeds/Jenss and the Zimmer family; Gary Strenkoski; and Lisa Tribunella (Inspiration Award).
Buffalo is serving as an incubator for the bus of the future
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 02:20 pm
A temporary building on the University at Buffalo's South Campus houses a humble-looking contraption that could serve as a spark for improving public transit everywhere: a full-scale replica of a 40-foot public bus, complete with a fare box, seats and wheelchair ramp.
Report says SEQR law needs streamlining
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 02:20 pm
New York's State Environmental Quality Review needs to be reformed to reduce costly delays in the process for approving development projects, according to a report released today by the Empire Center for Public Policy.
DEC announces a temporary blackout period for sporting license sales and game harvest reporting
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 01:30 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens today announced that, beginning Thursday, Dec. 26, the public will not be able to purchase hunting, fishing or trapping licenses, or secure a recreational marine fishing registration or report their harvested game.
NYSDEC: Partnerships now span the state to prevent the spread of invasive species
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 01:30 pm
Every area of the state now has a partnership working to combat invasive species at the local and regional level, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens announced today.
Janice Cavaretta becomes first woman to receive Duffett Award
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Janice Cavaretta was named as the 2013 recipient of the J. Michael Duffett Memorial Award, presented each year to the coach or administrator whose contributions to amateur hockey in Western New York "best exemplify the knowledge, teaching, love of the game and gentle humanity of Mike."
ABC, dick clark productions announce date for 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 01:30 pm
ABC and dick clark productions have announced The 2014 Billboard Music Awards are set to return to ABC, and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, May 18. The show will showcase this year's hottest and biggest music stars.
Houghton College rapidly expands its footprint in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 01:30 pm
This month, Houghton College has significantly increased its presence and viability as a major player for offering higher education in the Buffalo region.
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council awarded $60.8 million for 81 projects
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 09:05 am
As part of round III of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $60.8 million for 81 projects last week in Albany. The priority capital projects awarded funding include projects that support the region's 2011 strategic plan, "A Strategy for Prosperity." These projects focus on strategies that promote smart growth, workforce development and entrepreneurship. In total, $715.9 million was awarded throughout the state through round III of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
Empire State Development congratulates New York state film and television Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominees
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 09:00 am
Empire State Development congratulated the 13 New York-based productions that earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations last week. These nominees participate in the state's film tax credit program.
NU Theatre presents annual Short Play Festival
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 09:00 am
From Jan. 17-19, 2014, the Niagara University Theatre Department's annual Short Play Festival will make for a fascinating dose of theater - and a great entertainment bargain. Two cycles of 10-minute plays written by various playwrights will be presented over one weekend.
Sabres recall Ellis
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 11:55 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled forward Matt Ellis from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Grisanti announces 'Veteran of the Month' recognition to start in 2014
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 11:55 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, member of the Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee, announced today he is currently accepting nominations for a new program that will recognize a local military veteran each month during the 2014 calendar year.
Bowl game gives UB a chance to shine before national audience
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
The University at Buffalo is heading to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 21, giving the university an opportunity to introduce a national audience to the institution's athletic, academic and research strengths.
'LIVE with Kelly and Michael' welcomes top chefs
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" announces the lineup of guests who will join hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan next week.
Ease stress of holiday get-togethers for those with Alzheimer's and their caregivers
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
Holiday visits can be very stressful for someone struggling with Alzheimer's disease or other dementia. The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has some ideas for caregivers who are hosting celebrations and for those traveling with a loved one who has dementia that may ease the stress for everyone involved.
Tuscarora Heroes Monument to be unveiled at 'Flames Through Lewiston'
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
More than 150 volunteer re-enactors of all ages and from both sides of the border will recreate the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston during Thursday's "Flames Through Lewiston" event, which will feature the unveiling of the much-awaited Tuscarora Heroes Monument.
Village of Youngstown: Trustees hear residents' concerns on Cold Storage proposal
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
As discussions continue on the future of the Cold Storage property, the Youngstown Village Board of Trustees held a special meeting last Saturday, the second in days, to gauge the feelings of residents to the latest proposal.
Youngstown toy drive
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
Youngstown's Veterans of Foreign Wars Lake Ontario Post 313 held its annual Christmas Party. Among the activities was a toy drive spearheaded by Gary and Lynn Zanardi to benefit the children of local veterans who are served by Western New York Heroes.
Students aid food pantry for holidays
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
Students at Thomas Marks Elementary School in Wilson have been busy collecting nonperishable food items to donate to the Care and Share Food Pantry.
Community, students to experience OFN's bicentennial of British attack
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
Mark your calendars for Thursday, Dec. 19, and help commemorate the 200th anniversary of the British attack on Old Fort Niagara and the Village of Youngstown.
Lewiston Police Blotter for Dec. 14, 2013
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 08:15 pm
The following activity occurred Monday, Dec. 2, to Sunday, Dec. 8, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 67 response calls during this period.
New fire pit debuts at Water Street Landing
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 08:15 pm
Water Street Landing is unquestionably one of Lewiston's most popular spots to dine in the warm months. But what do patrons do in the winter?

The restaurant recently debuted an outdoor seating area that is lit by a fire pit, which also provides warmth.

New bicentennial display in Youngstown
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 08:10 pm
Town of Porter Historian Suzanne Simon Dietz will host a reception during the Holiday in the Village celebration Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Porter Historical Museum, located in the Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St., Youngstown. Visitors will have an opportunity to view the new display highlighting the town's bicentennial celebration.
Planning for upcoming OFN bicentennial event
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 08:10 pm
The Youngstown Tourism and Tours Committee, a group comprising village, civic, service, or social village organizations, has been active over past months.
Tour of Homes winner named
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 08:05 pm
Julie Muscato of Julie Muscato Interior Design and John Taylor of Pallister House Florists, both of Lockport, won Best in Show - The People's Choice Award at the Historical Association of Lewiston annual Tour of Homes this past weekend.
Iron Order Motorcycle Club donates to Eastern Niagara Hospital
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:55 pm
Members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club Lockport Chapter recently raised $1,225 to buy new equipment for Eastern Niagara Hospital's child and adolescent psychiatric services unit.
Sandy Hook anniversary a time to reinforce 'comprehensive prevention,' UB anti-bullying expert says
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:45 pm
The one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shootings is an opportunity to reaffirm the need for comprehensive prevention that goes beyond physical security, Amanda B. Nickerson, Ph.D., director of the University at Buffalo's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention, said.
New York's Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $425 million for tonight's drawing
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:45 pm
The New York Lottery today announced the jackpot for tonight's Mega Millions drawing has been increased to $425,000,000. The $25,000,000 jump from Tuesday's advertised jackpot is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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