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State of emergency across New York
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday declared a state of emergency across all 62 counties in New York ahead of the extreme winter storm that's brought heavy snowfall and high winds. The governor also directed nonessential state employees impacted by the winter storm to stay home from work on Tuesday without having to charge accruals.
Volunteer training slated at Niagara Hospice
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:50 am
Niagara Hospice is recruiting volunteers to attend the next hospice volunteer training scheduled at 5 p.m. April 4-5.
The Lighthouse has Arthur Ward this weekend
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:50 am
Arthur Ward with special guest Meg Roberts debuts at The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, this Saturday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Ward recently released the "Restless" EP and the singles "You Hold My Life Together" and the title track, "Restless."
Morinello announces boater safety course
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:45 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello will host a free boater safety course, in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Frontier Fire Department firehall, 2179 River Road, Wheatfield.
Historic Palace Theatre presents 'Beauty and the Beast'
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:40 am
One of the world's favorite Disney classics will be brought to life on stage at the Historic Palace Theatre, in the live musical production of "Beauty and the Beast."
Winter Storm Stella: USDA food safety tips for areas affected by storm
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:30 am
As a winter storm impacts northeast states, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service shares food safety tips to keep in mind when preparing for a weather emergency.
Winter Storm Stella: Tractor-trailer ban
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 11:30 am
Earlier Tuesday morning, the New York State Thruway Authority announced a tractor-trailer ban for the entire length of the thruway due to severe weather conditions.
Buffalo Museum of Science presents Messfest
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, March 25, the Buffalo Museum of Science proudly presents Messfest. The venue will have everything ooey, gooey, sticky and fun. Guests are invited to make a mess, and staffers will clean up the rest!
Niagara County leadership told to brace for storm
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 09:20 pm
The leadership of Niagara County's government has been put on notice to prepare to meet anticipated manpower and equipment needs heading into an anticipated late-winter Nor'easter snowstorm.
Dr. Bull joins Lewiston Primary Care Center staff
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:50 pm
Robert L. Bull Jr., M.D., F.A.A.F.P., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Lewiston Primary Care Center.
Warning issued on cell phone scam that may have affected dozens
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:25 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn joins the Special Investigation Unit of New York State Police in warning consumers of a cell phone scam that may have affected dozens of people.
New York State Office for the Aging director offers winter safety tips for older New Yorkers
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:25 pm
New York State Office for the Aging Acting Director Greg Olsen reminds older New Yorkers and caregivers to take precautions in winter weather, as cold temperatures and heavy snow can create hazardous conditions for older adults.
Winter Storm Stella: Schneiderman warns against price gouging
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:10 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman on Monday issued a consumer alert warning both consumers and businesses about price gouging ahead of this week's blizzard, which is expected to impact parts of New York.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School presents 'School House Rock'
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 05:05 pm
At 7 p.m. March 17-18, and 2 p.m. March 19, the culture of the phenomenon "School House Rock" comes to life on Niagara Catholic's stage. Audiences are invited to come out and watch Tom, a nerve-wrecked school teacher, played by Michael Sanders, as he faces his first day of teaching.
Call to artists: Submit designs for Old Falls Street's 2017 mural in celebration of city's 125th birthday
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 03:25 pm
Calling all area artists: Old Falls Street, USA, is looking for local artists who are interested in painting a three-panel mural in celebration of the 125th birthday of the City of Niagara Falls.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. approves contract to advance Canalside interpretive structures project
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 03:20 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Board of Directors met on Monday and approved several items, including a contract for architectural and engineering design services for the Canalside interpretive structures project; ECHDC's operating and capital budgets; and an agreement with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation for operations and maintenance of property at Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Wanted: Local high-tech startups to apply for $25K pitch competition
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 03:20 pm
Applications are now open for the annual Bright Buffalo Niagara Entrepreneur Expo, to be held on Wednesday, June 28.
Erie County Dept. of Social Services, Mobile Safety Net partners to host 'Family Night Out' in Lackawanna
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 11:50 am
The Erie County Department of Social Services will join other members of the Lackawanna Stakeholders Coalition to host "Family Night Out" on Monday, March 27, at Catholic Charities in Lackawanna.
Artpark partnering with Funtime Presents on 'Coors Light Concerts'; 311 first act announced
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 11:30 am
Artpark and Funtime on Monday announced the first concert of the new "Coors Light Concerts at Artpark" series scheduled for Artpark's Outdoor Amphitheater. 311 will appear in concert on Monday, July 10, at the Amphitheater stage as part of WEDG-FM 103.3 "The Edge" "Edgefest: The Series." Also on the bill will be special guests New Politics and The Skints.
Kick-off party to launch 5th annual 'Spring It On' fundraising campaign
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 11:15 am
Participating nonprofit organizations, their boards and individual donors will help kick off the fifth annual "Spring It On," a 24-hour online fundraising event powered by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County that takes place March 14-15. A kickoff happy hour event will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Big Ditch Brewing Co., 55 E. Huron St., Buffalo. It is free and open to the public.
Springtime entertaining ideas & a St. Patrick's Day celebration to remember 'The Chew'
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 09:55 am
"The Chew's" Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome celebrities from music, TV and books the week of March 13-17 (1 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network.
NBC's 'America's Got Talent' uses its Golden Buzzer to name Tyra Banks host
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 09:45 am
Emmy Award winner Tyra Banks, who created and executive produced "America's Next Top Model" for 23 cycles, headlined her own talk show, is consistently ranked by Time magazine as one of the world's most influential people and serves as CEO of her own multimillion-dollar beauty company, has joined NBC's "America's Got Talent" - summer's most-watched show - as host for the upcoming 12th season.
NCAA men's basketball tournament back in Buffalo
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 09:20 am
March Madness is back in Buffalo for the first time since 2014. That year's champion, No. 7 seed Connecticut, started its journey to the title in the Queen City. UConn also started the tournament in Buffalo in 2004, on its way to a national championship.
Barefoot Christian Community to host mission workshop
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 07:00 am
Barefoot Christian Community will host a mission workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Town of Niagara's Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Activity Center.
Niagara Falls halted in Far West Regional
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 04:00 pm
The Niagara Falls Wolverines had seen their share of ups-and-downs all season. Saturday night vs. the hometown favorite Fairport Red Raiders summed up the power Section V had to offer.
North Tonawanda's historic run comes up short
Sun, Mar 12th 2017 12:35 pm
In front of a loud crowd at Genesee Community College on Saturday, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks record-breaking season came to a close. The Irondequoit Eagles defeated the Jacks 65-41 in the Class A Far West Regional.
Let St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 11:00 am
Did you know that Buffalo is recognized as the No. 1 U.S. city when it comes to "Best Cities for St. Patrick's Day Celebrations"?
Adam Sandler, Olivia Newton-John, Sammy Hagar to perform at Fallsview
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 08:40 am
A must-see experience for fans of everything "Happy Madison," Adam Sandler returns to his stand-up roots bringing the funniest moments of his career to the Fallsview Casino stage at 9 p.m. June 23-24. Tickets start at $175 (Canadian).
Grand Island Lions Club: Eye screening serves 400 Sidway students
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:05 am
Nearly all the 408 schoolchildren at Sidway Elementary School were screened for eye problems in a free program conducted Monday by members of the Lions Club.
Relay For Life kickoff on March 14
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:05 am
The Grand Island Relay For Life will hold its 2017 kickoff meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Veronica Connor Middle School cafeteria, 1100 Ransom Road.
The Sentinel at 30: Publisher, first editor and ad rep recall starting newspaper
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Sentinel recently caught up with Michael Linenfelser, the newspaper's first advertising rep, and Joelle Logue, the editor who so eloquently laid forth the newspaper's goals and code of conduct in the very first issue. Also shedding light on the matter was Skip Mazenauer, The Sentinel's first and only publisher.
Chamber Awards Gala: Apple Granny is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Apple Granny Restaurant as the 2017 Lewiston Business of the Year. The Lewiston Advisory Committee, comprised of Lewiston businesses and organizations, assists the chamber in providing a business honoree, voted upon from member nominations, that has showed dedication and service to the Lewiston community.
Engagement: Welter-Hagen
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
Mrs. and Mrs. Kevin Hagen are proud to announce the engagement of their son Korey to Samantha Welter. Samantha is the daughter of Jackie and Ted Welter of Rochester.
Pasta Sauce-Off event packs LaSalle Yacht Club
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
Saturday's fourth annual Pasta Sauce-Off packed the LaSalle Yacht Club in a fundraiser for Carly's Club of Roswell Park Cancer Institute.
Herschell opens April 1 with superhero event
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will open its doors for a season with a superhero-themed event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 1.
Grammy Award-winning Golden Globe nominee Chris Cornell releases 'The Promise'
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 06:15 pm
Multi-Grammy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated singer/songwriter Chris Cornell released a new original song titled "The Promise" today. Cornell wrote the song for the forthcoming feature film "The Promise," starring Academy Award-winning actor Christian Bale and Golden Globe-winning actor Oscar Isaac.
Buffalo Sabres Green Team to hold hockey equipment drive
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 06:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team announced it will hold a hockey equipment drive at KeyBank Center starting Saturday, when the Sabres take on the Columbus Blue Jackets. The drive will run until Friday, March 31. All equipment donated will benefit Hasek's Heroes.
Cuomo launches year 4 of 43North startup competition
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced applications are now being accepted for the fourth year of 43North. The $5 million competition attracts entrepreneurs from around the world to compete for prizes that transform startups with high growth potential into funded enterprises in Buffalo.
State Labor Department: Top 5 trending jobs for Western New York region in 2017
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 06:10 pm
The New York State Department of Labor announced the Western New York region's top five trending jobs for 2017 - selected by labor market analysts based on occupational survey data and the projected needs of their region.
Jesus Culture's Kim Walker-Smith set to release new solo album, 'On My Side'
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 06:10 pm
Jesus Culture Music and Capitol CMG announce the release of the new solo album from their renowned worship leader, Kim Walker-Smith. Her upcoming release, "On My Side," will release on April 21. It follows her 2013 release, "Still Believe." The debut single, "Throne Room," is available now (http://smarturl.it/throneroom?IQid=pr), along with the debut of the lyric video.