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UB lecture series will introduce Buffalo's $5 million business plan competition, 43North
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 05:10 pm
The University at Buffalo will host a Commercialization Lecture Series event on March 6 to introduce startups and entrepreneurs to Buffalo's $5 million business plan competition, 43North.
Youngstown: Historic marker to honor 1812 heroine
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 04:30 pm
A new historic marker, placed in honor of a famous War of 1812 heroine, will soon appear in the Village of Youngstown.
New York American Legion commander honors North Tonawanda-area vet
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 04:15 pm
New York State American Legion Commander Kenneth Governor brought a message of "service first" to the legion family in Niagara County Saturday, and honored a North Tonawanda-area Legionnaire.
AAA advises drivers and pedestrians as daylight saving time begins
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 04:15 pm
With daylight saving time beginning Sunday, March 9, at 2 a.m., Americans will "spring forward" and set their clocks ahead one hour. Losing an hour of sleep and the change in daylight hours means motorists may potentially experience drowsy driving and added distractions on the road.
Schneiderman, Serrano and Bratton announce introduction of Smartphone Theft Prevention Act in U.S. House of Representatives
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 04:15 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman joined Bronx Congressman José E. Serrano and NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton Monday in announcing new legislation, introduced by Serrano in the U.S. House of Representatives, which would require a kill switch on smartphones to deter thieves and help end the violent epidemic of smartphone thefts.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital releases updated free mobile smartphone app
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 04:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has released an updated version of its free mobile smartphone app. Available for both iPhone and Android systems, the mobile app contains listings of hospital facilities, services and a directory of affiliated physicians.
NYPA announces first BuildSmart NY annual progress report
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 04:15 pm
The New York Power Authority announced Tuesday the issuance of an energy efficiency progress report that shows the energy performance of New York state government buildings improved by nearly 5 percent in the first year of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's BuildSmart NY Initiative.

The initiative, which is being administered by NYPA, is intended to reduce energy consumption at state facilities by 20 percent by 2020.

The BuildSmart NY progress report, which was released today, reveals the agencies that operate the state's universities, prisons, hospitals, offices and other facilities are well on their way to meeting the governor's statewide mandate.

National park tourism in New York state creates $446.4 million in economic benefit
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 04:10 pm
A new National Park Service report shows 12,627,820 visitors to national parks in New York state spent $446.4 million and supported 4,885jobs in the state in 2012.
Free college courses for prisoners makes good financial and social sense, says UB Law School expert on prison life
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's proposal to grant college degrees to prisoners behind bars is a good bet to break the cycle of a broken system with out-of-control costs and far-too-many repeat offenders, said Teresa A. Miller, a professor in the University at Buffalo Law School.
'WWE Smackdown' returns to First Niagara Center
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:55 pm
WWE is returning to First Niagara Center in Buffalo. "Smackdown" will tape Tuesday, May 6, at 7 p.m. The WWE telecast is expected to include superstars John Cena, Daniel Bryan, Kane, The Shield and Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family
The Oscars is TV's most-watched entertainment telecast since 2004
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:50 pm
It was a banner "Oscar Sunday" for ABC.
Penguins-Blackhawks NHL Stadium Series matchup is most-watched NHL regular, regular season game on record
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:50 pm
NBC's primetime coverage of Saturday night's NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks (8-11:15 p.m.) from Soldier Field in Chicago averaged 2.8 million viewers and produced a 1.7 HH rating, making it the most-watched and highest-rated NHL regular-season game, excluding Winter Classics and regional coverage, since the advent of People Meters (1987), according to Fast National data from The Nielsen Company.
NBC Olympics announces talent roster for 2014 Paralympic Winter Games
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:50 pm
NBC Olympics and the U.S. Olympic Committee will present an unprecedented 52 hours of coverage of the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games with 13 commentators, including seven veteran Olympic commentators and four Paralympians who have competed in 16 Paralympic Games, winning a combined 45 medals (30 gold, 10 silver and five bronze).
Daphne Oz reveals her daughter's name on 'The Chew'
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:50 pm
During a taping of ABC's "The Chew" today in New York, new mom Daphne Oz appeared via Skype. This appearance was her first on the show since giving birth to her first child, a daughter, on Feb. 26.
'NHL Stadium Series' between Penguins-Blackhawks scores best overnight rating ever on NBC for non-Winter Classic regular-season game
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:45 pm
NBC's primetime coverage of Saturday night's NHL Stadium Series game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks (8-11:15 p.m.) from Soldier Field in Chicago registered a 2.1 overnight rating, making it the highest overnight ever on NBC for a non-Winter Classic NHL regular-season game, according to metered market data from The Nielsen Company.
'Women's Lenten Breakfast' in Lewiston
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:45 pm
The women of the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, corner of Fifth and Cayuga streets, will host their annual "Women's Lenten Breakfast and Communion Worship Service" Saturday, March 29, at 9 a.m. The Rev. Elizabeth Morgan, pastor of First Presbyterian, will lead worship.
Host families needed at Niagara Catholic
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:45 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is seeking host families for foreign exchange students from Vietnam through a program with Niagara University.
USA Gymnastics, NBC Sports Group, Universal Sports Network extend partnership through 2016
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:45 pm
USA Gymnastics, NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network have agreed to an extension for television and digital coverage of USA Gymnastics' premier events through 2016.
Legacy Council and Niagara Parks present 'Trivia Night' at Old Fort Erie
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 01:45 pm
The Niagara 1812 Legacy Council, in partnership with The Niagara Parks Commission, presents "Trivia Night" at Old Fort Erie from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22.
ABC announces this season's 'Dancing with the Stars' celebrity and professional pairings
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 10:10 am
This season's dynamic lineup of stars - including two Olympic gold medalists, a game show host, a swimming legend and a teen pop star - will perform for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of "Dancing with the Stars," Monday, March 17 (8 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
Grisanti celebrates Women's History Month by recognizing dynamic women in Western New York's history
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 09:00 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti is celebrating Women's History Month by recognizing women who have had a profound impact on Western New York. Over the next month, the senator's Facebook page will feature a short biography on women whose contributions to art, community and technology have proved invaluable to society.
Artpark and Funtime Presents welcome Sarah McLachlan to Lewiston
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 09:00 am
Multi-platinum singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform Monday, July 14, at 8 p.m. inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston.
Gordon Ramsay returns with season 12 of 'Hell's Kitchen'
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 08:00 am
The competition heats up when chef Gordon Ramsay returns with season 12 of "Hell's Kitchen," debuting Thursday, March 13 (8 p.m.), on FOX, followed by the "American Idol XIII" results show (9 p.m.), which moves to its new time period.
Island Dispatch celebrates 70th anniversary
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, March 6, Niagara Frontier Publications will proudly celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Island Dispatch, one its four weekly community newspapers.
Niagara University to host 270 high school students for day of workshops, 'Stock Market Challenge'
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:55 am
More than 270 local high school students will convene at Niagara University on March 4 to take part in workshops on business leadership and etiquette, and compete in a new stock market challenge that's based on real-world results.
Soup's on at Lewiston Senior Center
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:55 am
The Lewiston Senior Center recently held its annual soup cook-off contest. Fourteen seniors competed for prizes. The winners were Nikki Fuller, Janice McCaw, Shirley Meger, Marge Burnett and Darlene Norwich.
Higgins reports progress on efforts to change the way addictive painkillers are prescribed
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is reporting progress on efforts to reclassify extremely addictive painkillers and address the increasing prescription drug abuse epidemic.
Plantasia brings spring to WNY
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:55 am
The Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association - now known as Plant Western New York - has declared its annual garden and landscape show, Plantasia, as the "official sponsor of spring." Plantasia kicks off as spring arrives, March 20-23, at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Hamburg.
Experience magic at annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:55 am
Is cabin fever setting in? One event sure to cure your winter doldrums is the Buffalo Geological Society's 46th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show. The event takes place at the Grange Market Building on the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg. Show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 22, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday March 23.
'Grimm': Reggie Lee's Wu gets invite to wesen party
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:20 am
One look at 40-something actor Reggie Lee's résumé, and you'd swear he was twice his age. With nearly 70 acting credits to his name, Lee is one of the hardest-working actors in Hollywood - and a favorite of some of the industry's top directors.
Actor Greg Finley leads a new secret life on 'Star-Crossed'
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 09:55 am
The biggest cheers this season on the new CW series "Star-Crossed" have come when Drake stands up for his friends and evens the score with some high school troublemakers.

Actor Greg Finley, who was once a real-life troublemaker, plays Drake.

Academy Awards: '12 Years a Slave' takes Best Picture Oscar
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 09:50 am
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 were presented "Oscar Sunday, March 2," at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.
NCBA 2014 Parade of Homes show approaches
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Builders Association reports planning is underway for the 2014 Parade of Homes show, to take place on three weekends in May and June in Niagara and Erie counties. The show will open the weekend of May 24-25, and continue May 31-June 1 and June 7-8.
Ash Wednesday services in Youngstown
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 07:00 am
St. John's Episcopal Church, Main and Chestnut streets in Youngstown, invites the community to observe Ash Wednesday with them this year.
Red Cross blood drives
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 07:00 am
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, March 5, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St., in the village, and on Tuesday, March 11, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Ransomville Baptist Church, 2578 Youngstown-Lockport Road, Ransomville.
Pat LaFontaine resigns position with Buffalo Sabres
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 07:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced late Saturday Pat LaFontaine resigned his position with the team to resume his previous role with the National Hockey League.

"I would like to thank Pat for all he has done for the organization," said Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula. "Pat joined us at a very difficult time and helped transition the organization down a new path. Tim Murray will continue as general manager and Craig Patrick will continue as a senior hockey adviser. As has been the case since I bought the team, we'll continue to do whatever is needed to rebuild the organization and keep it on path towards our ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup."

'The Voice' could have its first all-stars in Christina Grimmie and Bria Kelly
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 02:10 pm
NBC's "The Voice" is the top-rated singing competition on television and well-liked by critics. But if there's one criticism the show gets before each cycle, it's that the show has yet to produce a mega star.

That could change this season thanks to "Voice" standouts Christina Grimmie and Bria Kelly.

'The Voice': Coaches turn chairs, give chairs to Cary Laine
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 01:55 pm
We've seen four-coach chair turns on "The Voice," and we've seen all four coaches fight over singers. However, it wasn't until night two of the season six blind auditions that we actually saw coaches give up their chairs to a performer.
Aquarium of Niagara launches new sea lion show
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 07:00 am
A new redesigned sea lion show will premier at the Aquarium of Niagara during its annual fundraising event, "SEAsonings: The Original Taste of Niagara," on Thursday, March 6.
Basketball, going bald and baskets
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 07:00 am
On Monday, March 10, the Niagara-Wheatfield High School Business Department and Student Council are teaming up for the fifth biannual Buffalo Sabres Alumni vs. Faculty Basketball Game fundraiser, with Bald For Buck$ being held at halftime, plus a basket auction by the girls varsity softball team.
 


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