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Gateway Cities Winter Walk offers family fun, shopping specials
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:40 pm
North Tonawanda's Webster Street will become home to a host of holiday festivities as local businesses and organizations come together to offer the annual Gateway Cities Winter Walk beginning Friday, Dec. 2, and running until Sunday, Dec. 4.
'Everyone deserves to be heard'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:05 pm
For the first time, the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association awarded a non-teacher a mini grant. Susan Gentile, secretary at the middle school, was recognized by the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education at the November meeting for receiving a $500 mini grant to purchase wireless microphones for use in the middle school musical and drama productions.
North Tonawanda churches rally together with local schools to bring a 'Box of Hope' to community
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:00 pm
"Box of Hope" consists of three different events or outreaches meant to reach needs specific to that time of year and in way that is important "because it addresses every single tier of Maslow's hierarchy of human needs. One of these tiers is essential needs, like food and water, which is always provided through the different outreaches of 'Box of Hope.' "
A day in the life of a student-athlete
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 07:00 pm
Life as a student-athlete in college isn't all fun and games; it is a nonstop grind that leaves athletes both physically and mentally exhausted at the end of every day.
How to become a successful beauty guru
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 06:05 pm
There are many routes to success, but the ever-growing one is being a YouTube star.
College Fashionista gives NU student spotlight to shine
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 05:00 pm
Niagara University sophomore Grace Billiski shares how College Fashionista is helping her career for the future.
Living with multiple sclerosis: How one couple continues to fight it together
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:35 pm
Multiple sclerosis, a chronic illness, creates a constant battle with exhaustion, body aches and muscle spasms.
Concussions: Impact and protocol at local high school
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
Protocol has changed over the years on how to treat athletes who are suspected or have suffered a concussion.
NU men's hockey tries to turn around season after early struggles
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
The Niagara University Purple Eagles men's hockey team got off to a rough start to its 2016-17 season.
Is fake news replacing real news?
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
In today's world, it is said that the young generations get their news almost completely from Facebook rather than actual news sites, but can they trust it?
Forgotten and unforgettable Stanley Cup performances
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
Many consider the Stanley Cup to be the most prestigious trophy in all of sports. It is also one of the most difficult to win.
North Tonawanda Christmas Caroling Trailer back for 3rd year of spreading cheer
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
Like Buddy the Elf, a group of friends is helping spread Christmas cheer around North Tonawanda. As they build their display and great ready for their busy holiday season, like Santa busy at his workshop, they want to let everyone know carolers are coming to town.
Christmas: What would it be without holiday eats & treats?
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
What better way to end the year than with Christmas cheer? Food is the one essential variable that brings people together during the holiday season.
Black Friday: The dark side of the holiday season
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
Every year on Thanksgiving, stores all around the U.S. open for the biggest shopping day of the year. On Black Friday, people flock to stores around their area for special offers by retailers. It is noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, because the prices and deals are exceptional this time of year.
Historic Bethlehem Steel plant turns to inferno
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
It was not just another weekday morning for the residents of Bethlehem Park, as they woke up to see a massive black cloud covering the sky. It happened to be coming from their neighboring steel plant, now known as Steel Works Industrial Park.
The story behind a once well-known Niagara Falls Boulevard landmark
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:30 pm
Before both Melvin and Elton were even born, their parents, Edwin and Lily DeVantier, opened the stand in front of their house at 2761 Niagara Falls Blvd.
The Stock Car Boys: Racing to be top new thing
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
If you live in Western New York, chances are you probably haven't heard of the local, alternative band The Stock Car Boys. There isn't anything wrong with that, as the band is relatively new and has a small following, but the band is gaining a following nonetheless.
'Spelling' is 'Resplendent': A Glimpse at Niagara University's production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
Niagara University has produced many grand musicals in the past. In a typical production, the set is elaborate, the costumes are heavily decorated, and numerous actors are present onstage.
Obstacles of theater profession showcased on 'Stage Door'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
As a young girl, Rachael Buchanan had an inner passion for the stage. Never was there a defining moment that particularly sparked Buchanan's interest in acting, but an underlying feeling from within that she just couldn't ignore.
The fine act of balancing college sports
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
College can be heavily stressful. The workload given each week is massive, homework and exams are tremendously difficult, not to mention trying to balance all of this and a social life. Take into consideration juggling a sport.
Niagara University's Alliance provides 'Safe Place' for LGBT+ youth
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Niagara University's Alliance has an annual program called "Awesome People Say Awesome Things," or APSAT, that encourages students to get involved with a community they might not necessarily have previously been in.
Julia Casolo strives for greatness in her collegiate swimming career
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:00 am
"This season I've been trying to remind myself during practice of the immense happiness I felt after winning MAACs my sophomore year. Keeping this feeling in my head helps remind me of what I'm working so hard towards," Julia Casolo said after finishing off a challenging afternoon practice.
'Dancing with the Stars' reveals season 23 champions
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:20 am
The votes from Nov. 21 were combined along with the judges' points from the "24-Hour Fusion Challenge" to determine the winner. At the end of the night at The Grove, Laurie Hernandez and Val Chmerkovskiy were crowned season 23 champions and presented with the coveted Mirrorball trophy.
Laurie Hernandez joins cast of 'Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:15 am
"Dancing with the Stars' " newest Mirrorball trophy winner, Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, will join her partner Val Chmerkovskiy this winter in "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance" tour.
Al Roker & Hoda Kotb ring in new year co-hosting 128th Rose Parade Celebrating NBC's 90th year of coverage
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:15 am
Al Roker, the weather anchor for NBC's "Today," and Hoda Kotb, co-host of "Today's" fourth hour, will welcome 2017 co-hosting NBC's live, high-definition coverage of the 128th Rose Parade from Pasadena, California, on Monday, Jan. 2 (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET).
Rhoney appointed coroner
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:15 am
A retired Niagara County Sheriff's deputy was appointed 3rd District coroner on Tuesday at a short meeting of the Niagara County Legislature.
Trumpism has won over America ... but what is Trumpism?
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:00 am
This presidential election had an outcome many did not expect, in this election the 70-year-old billionaire known for his phrase "You're fired" that lost three of out three debates, has no political background or experience to qualify him to be president won the presidency.
Purple Eagles open strong
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 11, the Niagara University women's basketball team opened up their season with a home opener against St. Bonaventure.
Purple Eagles look to soar on & off basketball court as they look to future
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Gallagher Center on the campus of Niagara University has seen its share of great college basketball since its opening in 1949.
Get into holiday spirit with 'Christmas at Tiffani's'
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 04:10 pm
Tiffani Thiessen will host friends for a holiday party full of classic Christmas dishes, delicious desserts and, of course, cocktails on the holiday special "Christmas at Tiffani's" on Sunday, Dec. 4 (8 p.m. ET), on Cooking Channel.
Shop Niagara: Local spending keeps taxes low
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 04:05 pm
County economic development officials and municipal leaders have a simple message for local shoppers ahead of Black Friday: Spend locally, and you'll see a return on your investment.
Niagara University senior Jennifer Gallo earns PRSA scholarship
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:55 pm
Jennifer Gallo, a senior communication studies major at Niagara University, received the May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship from the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Niagara Law Center's expanded mission means more toys for local kids
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
Last year, the Niagara Law Center combined a unique recipe of holiday party, legal seminar, swearing-in ceremony and toy drive. The goal was to collect as many toys as possible for the children of Niagara County.
PSE to host One Buffalo community blood drive for Unyts Nov. 29
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Pegula Sports and Entertainment will join Unyts to host the One Buffalo community blood drive in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center.
Duran Duran's John Taylor & Roger Taylor collaborate with at-risk youth on new track 'No Rewind'
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
Duran Duran bassist John Taylor and drummer Roger Taylor collaborated with at-risk youth from the charity Road Recovery to produce, mix and record an original dance-rock song, "No Rewind," which premieres today on RollingStone.com.
Buffalo/Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark elected to Association of Film Commissioners international board
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:45 pm
The Association of Film Commissioners International has announced Buffalo/Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark was elected to the organization's board of directors.
Public meeting scheduled for Erie County broadband internet study
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced a public meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at the Erie County Fire Training Academy to discuss the county's broadband internet study.
Anne Burrell & Rachael Ray kick off new year with brand-new season of 'Worst Cooks in America'
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:30 pm
Food Network celebrates the first day of 2017 with Anne Burrell, Rachael Ray and a brand-new roster of hapless cooks in the return of primetime series "Worst Cooks in America" on Sunday, Jan. 1 (9 p.m. ET).
Favorite charities are revealed as contestants prepare for 'The New Celebrity Apprentice' on NBC
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:30 pm
Sixteen celebrities will compete for their favorite charities on "The New Celebrity Apprentice" as it shifts to Los Angeles where twice-elected California governor, successful businessman and international movie superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger reigns over the boardroom.
Hard Rock gives back
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:10 pm
The Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, USA, will be closed Thursday in order to provide a special Thanksgiving dinner - and gifts - to those served by Community Missions. In total, Hard Rock will serve more than 300 people, providing each guest with a full dinner and items such as bedding, toiletries and/or winter clothing.