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Buffalo Sabres: Fan vote contest to determine goal song
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced an eight-song bracket challenge, presented by Tony Walker and Co., that will allow fans to vote on the team's official goal song for the 2015-16 season.
Partnership between Erie County DEP, health care facilities focuses on proper disposal of pharmaceuticals
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced a new, grant-funded partnership between the department and area health care facilities to better promote and assist in the safe disposal of pharmaceuticals through the medical care waste pharmaceutical disposal program.
'The Muppets' opens as Tuesday's No. 1 new series in adults 18-49, delivering a 2-year high for ABC in time period
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
Self-starting at 8 p.m. without a network lead-in, ABC's "The Muppets" opened as the season's No. 2 new show in adults 18-49 (2.8/10) - behind only Monday's big "Blindspot" premiere out of "The Voice" - pacing well ahead of its Tuesday series debut competition, with a 75 percent advantage over FOX's two-hour "Scream Queens" (1.6/5 from 8-10 p.m.) and 56 percent over CBS' "Limitless" (1.8/6 from 10-11 p.m.).
Club Sabres smartphone application available now
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has launched Club Sabres, a new smartphone application designed to engage young Sabres fans in an innovative way.
Bradt: Hold special meeting on $4.75m solar initiative
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
A North Tonawanda legislator who is also a professional accountant is calling on county lawmakers to authorize an alternative energy deal that, according to estimates, could generate at least $4.75 million revenue and credits for Niagara County over the next several years.
Sanctus Real to present 'Best Of Sanctus Real'
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
Sanctus Real will unveil "Best Of Sanctus Real," their last project with lead singer Matt Hammitt, on Oct. 9. Featuring 14 of the band's top hits over its 20-year career, the compilation also includes the newly released single "Longer Than A Lifetime."
Old Falls Street hosts 6th annual Oktoberfest
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
Raise your beer stein high and give "prost" to the sixth annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest, from 1 to 8 pm. Saturday, Oct. 3, on Old Falls Street's middle block in downtown Niagara Falls. The German-themed event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public.
Health care decision-making subject of Oct. 15 program
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 03:50 pm
Do you know who will make health care decisions for you if you can't? It may not be who you think or would want to be making those decisions.
Krolick's fundraiser at Raintree Island Apartments supports Heart of Niagara
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 03:50 pm
Raintree Island Apartments will host a Krolick's chicken barbecue fundraiser event to benefit Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 26. The family-friendly event is open to the public and will take place on Raintree's grounds located at 103 Raintree Island in Tonawanda.
Artpark to debut 'Hay-Man Happening!' Oct. 3
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
Artpark has announced a new fall festival, "Hay-Man Happening!" will be held from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.
Niagara Falls Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians mark 40 years
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
Niagara Falls Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians are pleased to celebrate 40 years of friendship, unity and Christian charity Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning with a 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Mary of the Cataract Church, 259 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. A dinner celebration will follow at the Niagara Falls Quality Hotel & Suites, 240 First St.
HAL welcomes John Zach and 'History of WNY Radio & Television'
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston will present "History of WNY Radio & Television." John Zach, author and WBEN 930-AM radio host, will present the history of the local broadcasting industry. The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
Celebrate Catholic education in Niagara
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
On Monday, Oct. 26, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host the second annual "Celebrating Catholic Education in Niagara" dinner at Antonio's Banquet Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Dinner and the awards presentation will begin at 6:30 pm.
It Happened to Alexa Foundation 'Climb for Alexa' trip to Mount Kilimanjaro
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 11:55 am
On Saturday, Sept. 26, Chris Tybor, owner of ChrisFit, will embark on a trip of a lifetime to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Africa. As part of the trip, he'll raise money for the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Fire engine rides, live burn demo highlight Upper Mountain open house
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 08:40 am
Fire engine rides, a live burn demonstration and hands-on challenges for attendees will join fire safety education and blood pressure checks on what promises to be an entertaining Saturday (Oct. 3), when the Upper Mountain Fire Co. holds its annual community open house.
Higgins fights to keep Kids Korner open at Buffalo VA
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 08:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is once again fighting to save the Kids Korner program at the VA Western New York Healthcare System, which set to expire at the end of 2015. In a letter to the House of Representatives Veterans' Affairs Committee, Higgins, Rep. Julia Brownley and other members are seeking reauthorization of VA Child Care pilot program in legislation extending Department of Veterans Affairs programs.
Erie County unemployment rate continues to decline
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 08:40 am
The New York State Department of Labor released the August unemployment report for counties across the state, revealing the unemployment rate in the Buffalo-Niagara region had fallen to 5.2 percent, while the unemployment rate in Erie County alone slipped to 5.1 percent, the lowest it has been in eight years.
An interview with Dan White of The Huntertones
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 11:00 pm
Founded out of Columbus, Ohio, The Huntertones are high-energy, horn-driven group of talented musicians now based out of Brooklyn.
Buffalo Zoofari shuttle will transport MASH patients during off-season
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 02:15 pm
The Buffalo Zoo and MASH Urgent Care will expand their partnership to keep the Zoofari shuttle on the road during the winter months.
Cuomo announces 27 properties nominated to State and National Registers of Historic Places
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended the addition of 27 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The Jacksons to perform in Buffalo
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, welcomes The Jacksons at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25.
Duran Duran's 'Paper Gods' is band's highest-charting album on Billboard Top 200 in 22 years
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
"Paper Gods" - the new album from multiplatinum superstars Duran Duran - has bowed at No. 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart, with 25,000 units (24,000 in pure album sales). This is the British band's highest-charting album in 22 years - since its second self-titled album debuted at No. 7 in 1993.
WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T set to address community issues through technology
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
WNY Civic Hackathon powered by AT&T, the first ever daylong "hackathon" dedicated to solving local civic issues in the region, will challenge teams to faceoff to deliver the best civic technological solution in a 13-hour period for the following local issues: housing/property blight, transportation and advocacy/public policy.
KeyBank donates books to Buffalo nonprofit The Teacher's Desk
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:45 pm
The KeyBank Foundation announced it has donated 180 copies of the anti-bullying-themed children's book "Thank You Mr. Falker" to the nonprofit organization The Teacher's Desk in Buffalo. A copy of the book will be given to every WNY school served by The Teacher's Desk.
Higgins invites Response to Love Center's Sister Johnice and Niagara University President Maher to DC for events with Pope Francis
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins will be joined this week by Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz and the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., as he travels to Washington, D.C., for a visit by Pope Francis to the U.S.
Sabres announce preseason broadcast schedule
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the broadcast schedule for the team's 2015 preseason games. All seven preseason games will be broadcast live on WGR 550, and the Oct. 2 game against the Columbus Blue Jackets broadcast live on television on MSG.
Higgins: $6.6 million contract for Cleveland BioLabs
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced Buffalo biopharmaceutical company Cleveland BioLabs Inc. has been awarded a grant of up to $6.6 million from the Department of Defense. This award will fund a clinical study designed to support a biologics license application for entolimodas, a medical radiation countermeasure.
Plasterers recruit apprentices
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Plasterers, Local Union No. 9, will conduct a recruitment from Oct. 7 through Sept. 7, 2016, for five plasterer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
Domestic violence workshop planned as part of tribute garden opening
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Lisa Regina, an actress, educator, filmmaker and founder of A Write To Heal Inc., will address domestic violence in dramatic monologues during a workshop Sept. 25 and also during the opening ceremony of the WNY Tribute Garden in Isle View Park on Sept. 26.
P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids opens
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:40 pm
Area women have a new resource for health management, education, referral and advocacy as Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center opens its new P3 Center for Teens, Moms and Kids.
Retail therapy for you and Rover: Chain stores you probably didn't know allowed pets
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:35 pm
For many pet lovers, bringing a furry friend along on a shopping trip would be the perfect way to spend a day. While many big-name chain stores do have a "service dogs only" policy, you may be surprised to know a number of them will, in fact, allow you to shop with your shih-Tzu or browse with your bulldog.
Pieces of the Past: Cambria Historical Museum
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 12:10 pm
For those focusing on local history in the Town of Cambria, there's an awful lot of ground (and years) to cover.
Q&A: For TobyMac, new album, tour 'Not a Test'
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 05:10 pm
It's not often you hear a Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping artist say, "I can't do this alone" But that's the message TobyMac is delivering on his latest album, "This Is Not a Test."
Pet blessing set for St. Martin's
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host its fourth annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, on Saturday, Oct. 3.
One Island, One Team to receive award
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
One Island, One Team Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has been chosen to receive the Community Partnership Award at the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse's annual meeting luncheon.
GOP, Dem party chiefs happy after Sept. 10 primary
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
Both the Republican and Democratic party heads were pleased with last Thursday's results in party primaries.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 21
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
The fourth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities will take place Saturday, Nov. 21.
Business grows in Youngstown
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
Anyone driving through Youngstown's Main Street business section recently has seen construction fences and vehicles on the river side of the street.
Plaza: Residential exits remain a concern as Paladino pitches 'beautiful' 'gateway' to Village of Lewiston
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
What poses a bigger threat to community safety: Cars and trucks exiting onto Center Street, or onto residential roads?
Flu, pneumonia shot clinic set
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
The Visiting Nurses Association will be at the North Tonawanda Senior Center, 110 Goundry St., from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 for a flu and pneumonia shot clinic.

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