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Garth Brooks breaks first-day sales record in Buffalo
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 08:45 pm
Garth Brooks has broken his first day sales record in Buffalo set 17 years ago: 90,533 tickets have been sold today and are still selling.
'The Chew' hosts its first-ever 48-hour flash sale
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
"The Chew" continues its countdown to Christmas with more recipes, cocktails and crafts to get viewers into the holiday spirit. On Monday, "The Chew" launches its "Very Merry Mantel" series featuring Clinton Kelly's innovative and easy ideas for decorating your mantel this holiday season.
Garth Brooks adds two shows in Buffalo
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
Garth Brooks has just added two new shows at First Niagara Center.
Gillibrand, Higgins announce House approval of measure reauthorizing Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved reauthorization of the Erie Canal as a National Heritage Corridor.
OCC: More than 10,000 shoebox gifts collected by Buffalo-area residents
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
Buffalo-area residents rallied together to pack more than 10,000 Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts last month for children worldwide struggling with war, disease, poverty and other difficult circumstances.
'Zooper Saturday' featuring reindeer and river otters
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo will hold a "Zooper Saturday" event tomorrow featuring the reindeer and North American river otters.
Sabres give back with return of 'Community Assist' week
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will again embark on a weeklong slate of community service projects throughout Buffalo and Western New York.
GNBC presents 37th annual 'Nutcracker'
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 04:30 pm
Niagara County's favorite holiday tradition is back, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker." The 37th annual Christmas production is on stage at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center.
Free snowmobile safety course
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 04:20 pm
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs and Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a New York State Snowmobile Safety Course for anyone age 10 and older from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the firehall, 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
Niagara Falls beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 12:05 pm
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster was joined Thursday by members of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, local families and, of course, Santa Claus, to flip the switch and light Old Falls Street's three blocks.
Obit: James J. Strzalkowski
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 11:45 am
James J. Strzalkowski entered into rest Dec. 1, 2014.
'Grimm' takes on legend of 'El Chupacabra' in fall finale
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 09:30 am
NBC's "Grimm" will end 2014 by taking on another popular tale from Hispanic culture, "El Chupacabra." Previously, the Friday night staple has adapted episodes featuring "La Llorona" and "El Cucuy."
SkillsUSA students hold food drive for local pantry
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
For the month of November, the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center SkillsUSA students sponsored a food drive to benefit the Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls.
NCCC to offer additional courses on WWII in spring
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
During the spring 2015 semester, students at Niagara County Community College will have an opportunity to take as many as 13 credits of courses examining World War II.
Records broken at Wheatfield's first powerlifting competition
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
Wheatfield's first ever powerlifting competition probably won't be its last, judging by the warm reception at last month's championship.
Community Missions: Auto service business makes holidays brighter for needy
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
There will be extra toys for kids and food for families seeking assistance at Community Missions this Christmas if Town of Niagara businessman Mike Nash and his family have anything to say about it.
Tom Brady, New England Patriots visit Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers on 'Sunday Night Football'
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
Tom Brady and the AFC East-leading New England Patriots (9-3) visit Philip Rivers and the San Diego Chargers (8-4) at Qualcomm Stadium this Sunday, Dec. 7, on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins with "Football Night In America" at 7 p.m. ET.
Roswell Park community to gather around 'Tree of Hope' Friday, Dec. 12
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
Roswell Park Cancer Institute's annual "Tree of Hope" lighting ceremony will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Kaminski Park and Gardens on the RPCI campus.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson to host TNT's 'Christmas in Washington'
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 07:00 am
Global box-office powerhouse Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, star of the upcoming TNT series "Wake Up Call," is set to ring in the holidays as host of TNT's annual music event "Christmas in Washington."
'Black Friday' draws crowds to Fashion Outlets
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 04:00 pm
While national analyses report "Black Friday" shopping decreased by 11 percent this year, the Fashion Outlets mall in the Town of Niagara said it was happy with the turnout it saw last weekend.
'Arrow' scores with 'Flash' crossover
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:40 pm
Hot on the heels of "The Flash's" strong performance Tuesday night, the "Arrow" crossover episode scored its highest-rated episode ever in adults 18-49 (1.4/4), and had its second-most-watched episode ever (3.86 million), behind only its series premiere.
Schneiderman comments on fast food strikes in New York and nationwide
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the fast food worker strikes taking place today in at least 190 cities across the country:
2015 illumination schedule released; Mark Thomas selected chair of Niagara Falls Illumination Board
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:40 pm
At the most recent Niagara Falls Illumination Board meeting, members selected Mark Thomas as their newest chair.
Elderwood Service Excellence award presented
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 03:10 pm
Tonya Stumpo, a registered nurse from Niagara Falls, is one of three recipients of Elderwood's 2014 Service Excellence Award. The award is presented annually to staff who promote Elderwood's mission to provide quality care.
Niagara Catholic feeds families
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's Campus Ministry Department collected food throughout the month of November.
German-American Christmas celebration
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
The Historical Society of North German Settlements in WNY will celebrate Christmas with a program at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6168 Walmore Road in Wheatfield.
VOZ CYCLE City holds toy drive
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
VOZ CYCLE City is holding a bicycle/toy drive for WNY Heroes. Customers drop off toys and local businesses donate bicycles. So far, 22 bicycles and four tricycles have been collected.
Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on Higgins' FANS Act
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 02:55 pm
The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing today to examine the Furthering Access and Networks for Sports (FANS) Act introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and in the Senate by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and John McCain.
Grand Island Town Board: 2015 budget passed
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:10 pm
The Grand Island Town Board passed a 2015 town budget at its Nov. 17 meeting that includes tax increases in the general fund and fire protection budget and raises for elected officials.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Island family escapes fast-moving residential fire
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:05 pm
At 8:19 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Grand Island firefighters responded to a reported structure fire at the Palumbo residence on Broadway.
Huth Road Elementary School Peace Garden dedication
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
A memorial to the students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School will be dedicated at the Huth Road Elementary Choral Concert Thursday, Dec. 4.
Kaegebein Elementary School 4th-graders celebrate Colonial Day
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
Katherine Chadwick's fourth-grade class at Kaegebein Elementary School celebrated Colonial Day Tuesday, Nov. 25.
The Cellular Connection running food drive
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 01:00 pm
The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless retailer in the U.S., has announced that 300 of its stores will donate and volunteer at local food banks through its "Stop the Hunger" initiative this holiday season in a joint effort with its customers.
Obit: James E. Tranter
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:55 pm
James E. Tranter passed away Oct. 18 at his home in Ocala, Florida. Jim was a longtime resident of Grand Island. He was an employee of DuPont in Niagara Falls for 18 years. He retired in 1998 and moved to Florida.
Heart of Niagara's adoptable dogs at Grandpaws Pet Emporium, Oh My Dog Grooming this weekend
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present this weekend during the Lewiston Christmas Walk festivities.
AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge winners announced
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Western New Yorkers will be able to turn to their smartphones for information on child care, Thruway conditions, rental properties, landlords and other topics, thanks to creativity and innovation that emerged from the 2014 AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge.
Blake Shelton to perform 'Lonely Tonight' on 'The Voice'
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Blake Shelton, the reigning and five-time CMA male vocalist of the year, will perform "Lonely Tonight," his new single with Ashley Monroe, on the Monday, Dec. 8 telecast (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's Emmy Award-winning series "The Voice."
Higgins announces $45,000 USDA grant for project aimed at expanding farm-to-school program at Buffalo Public Schools
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo Public Schools will receive a $45,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Discussion on Buffalo's 'renaissance' coming to Niagara University
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
How real is the Buffalo "renaissance?"
Ceretto announces new district office location
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto announced his district office has moved to 800 Main St., Suite 2C, in Niagara Falls.