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Buffalo Sabres: 2016 training camp opens Sept. 22
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will open its main training camp on Thursday, Sept. 22, when veteran players are expected to report for testing and physicals.
Gilbert assumes administrative roles with Sabres, HarborCenter
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:55 pm
Buffalo Sabres President Russ Brandon today officially announced Michael Gilbert has been promoted to the role of Buffalo Sabres vice president of administration and general manager of HarborCenter. Brandon also announced Chris Bandura will assume control of all media relations duties for the Sabres and Buffalo Bandits (NLL), and will be the primary media contact for the Sabres as director of media relations.
Jacob Whitesides releases debut album 'Why?'
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:50 pm
Jacob Whitesides today released his highly anticipated debut full-length album, "Why?", via his own Double U Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and is available now HERE.
My One Buffalo now available on Bills mobile app
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:50 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment today announced the new My One Buffalo features are now available on the Buffalo Bills mobile app. The newly designed Bills app now features an innovative feel for quicker access and easier navigation, along with direct access to My One Buffalo.
Interview: With renewed sense of confidence, KT Tunstall returns to musical roots
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 11:20 pm
"You know, you think when you have a really successful record, 'Wow, this is it. This is the pinnacle of success.' But, actually, it's now," KT Tunstall said. "It's now, where I'm in a place where I have a record deal where I can make good choices, and I call the shots, and I can decide who I work with, and how I'm going to work, and when I'm going to work."
Interview: 'These Are the Days' for Love & The Outcome
Fri, Sep 9th 2016 08:10 pm
Duo Love & The Outcome is back with a new album - and a new approach to Christian music.
Ortt delivers a total of $35,000 to help victims of domestic violence
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 06:25 pm
As part of this year's state budget, Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, secured a total of $35,000 to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Niagara County.
Collins announces application period for Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 04:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, announced the application period for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program for fiscal year 2016.
Stars of 'Days of our Lives' return to Universal CityWalk for 'Day of Days' fan event Nov. 12
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 04:00 pm
On the heels of its 13,000th episode celebration, the stars of NBC's longest-running daytime drama, "Days of our Lives," will be meeting fans at the "Day of Days" fan event on Saturday, Nov. 12, at Universal CityWalk, located adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood.
New musicians to join Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:55 pm
When the BPO's new season begins Sept. 17, there will be several new faces onstage. The BPO has recently hired a principal oboe, a second oboe and a section French horn. Each was chosen through an international audition process.
Spooky sweets, terrifying treats abound on the return of 'Halloween Baking Championship,' first-ever 'Kids Halloween Baking Championship'
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:55 pm
Zombies, mummies and monsters galore get in on the action on the return of the spookiest baking competition on Food Network, where seven terrifyingly talented bakers compete to create the most hauntingly delicious desserts on "Halloween Baking Championship."
Public forums set for citizens to take part in 2017 Erie County community development program
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning has announced upcoming citizen forums to help determine the needs and priorities of low- and moderate-income residents residing within the Erie County Community Development ("CD") Block Grant Consortium.
Lewiston Jazz Festival names Soluri a Jazz Ambassador
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:35 pm
The 15th anniversary of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival was celebrated Aug. 26-27, presenting more than 30 jazz performances on five stages spanning the village's Center Street corridor.
Higgins asks Canada to increase border staffing to reduce delays
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, said he is encouraged that progress will be made to address staffing issues on the border between the U.S. and Canada following today's Northern Border Caucus meeting in Washington, D.C., with Canadian Ambassador David MacNaughton.
It'll be a very 'Mary Berry Christmas' when 'The Great American Baking Show' returns for season 2
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Following a successful season one on the ABC Television Network, "The Great American Baking Show" (formerly "The Great Holiday Baking Show") is back.
Bingo moving to Niagara Catholic
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Beginning Saturday, Sept. 10, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host an all-paper bingo to benefit students. Bingo will be held in the Niagara Catholic cafeteria at 520 66th St.
'LIVE with Kelly' announces 'LIVE with Kelly and You' co-host search
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 03:25 pm
On Wednesday's "LIVE with Kelly," host Kelly Ripa announced "LIVE with Kelly and You," a nationwide search that will give one lucky viewer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: the chance to sit beside Ripa as guest co-host on "LIVE" for a day.
Here is your Peach Festival guide
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 02:35 pm
Headed to the Niagara County Peach Festival this weekend? Here's everything you need to know before you go.
Moving Day shows how movement helps battle Parkinson's
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 12:00 pm
Coca Cola Field will come alive this weekend with the National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York's fifth annual Moving Day. More than 1,000 people are expected to fill the centerfield pavilion area on Sunday, Sept. 11.
Fundraiser to help children find their voice
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:55 pm
Two Islanders are organizing an upcoming fundraiser for programs and research into a rare speech disorder with the ultimate goal of helping children "find their voice."
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Swagler, Tucker named 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:50 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce recently named Sarah Swagler and Jacob Tucker as 2016-17 Youth Ambassadors.
Kayaker surge creating issues on area waterways
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:40 pm
Summer is nearing its end and, with that, another boating season on the Western New York scene.
Buffalo Museum presents Buffalo's biggest bubble-bration: Bubblefest 2016
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:30 pm
The Buffalo Museum of Science proudly presents Bubblefest on Saturday, Sept. 17, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the venue, 1020 Humboldt Parkway.
Niagara University religious studies professor celebrates golden jubilee, publication of fifth book
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:15 pm
As Niagara University welcomes its students back to campus this week, one of the institution's foremost scholars is celebrating a pair of milestones.
'Star Wars,' 'Batman' fans flock to Fan Expo Canada to meet, listen to Mark Hamill
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:10 pm
Thousands of fans came out for a special and rare treat: Q&A sessions with Mark Hamill, the actor behind Luke Skywalker in the "Star Wars" series, and the voice of The Joker in "Batman: The Animated Series."
Statement from A.G. Schneiderman on closure of ITT Technical Institute
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 01:55 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued the following statement on the announcement that ITT Technical Institute, a for-profit college operated by ITT Educational Services Inc., with campuses in Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo, will be closing its doors:
HAL explores Niagara Gorge at September meeting
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:55 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's September program is titled "The Niagara Gorge and its 12,000 Year Story." The presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
NBC Sports kicks off NFL season with premier matchups on 'NFL Kickoff 2016,' 'Sunday Night Football'
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:45 am
NBC Sports kicks off its coverage of the 2016 NFL season with a blockbuster weekend featuring all four teams from last season's NFC and AFC championship games.
68th Emmy Awards announces second star-studded group of presenters
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:45 am
An additional group of television's top talent has been confirmed to present at the 68th Emmy Awards, telecast live on Sunday, Sept. 18 (8-11 p.m. EDT), on ABC. These esteemed presenters, including Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy winners, include:
UB's enrollment is trending upward
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:45 am
It's tough to characterize a whole class of nearly 4,000 students with attributes like ambitious, intellectually curious and driven. Suffice it to say that the University at Buffalo's incoming freshman class is all of those - and more. These students are record-breakers.
'Sully Erna - Hometown Life Tour 2016' at The Riv
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:40 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center announces "Sully Erna - Hometown Life Tour 2016" will visit 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16.
Chris Tomlin & Pat Barrett write first children's book, 'Good Good Father'
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:40 am
Chris Tomlin, Christian worship leader and Grammy and Dove award-winning music artist, has written songs that are sung by more people on a weekly basis than any other songwriter in the world. Now, his most recent single and K-LOVE "Song of the Year," "Good Good Father" (written by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown), lends inspiration to the children's picture book of the same name, available Oct. 4.
Poloncarz, officials proclaim 'Suicide Prevention Week' in Erie County
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:55 pm
Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death among adults and second-leading cause of death among people aged 10-14 years. At the event, Poloncarz joined county partners in raising a yellow flag as a symbol of hope against this public health crisis.
NAMA: Taboo of Black Eyed Peas, actor Saginaw Grant, Williams and Ree & Joseph FireCrow to receive special honors
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
Hosted by comedian Paul Rodriguez, the 16th annual Native American Music Awards will be packed with an "A list" of entertainers and musicians on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Seneca Allegany Casino.
Roswell's Johnson named 2016 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
Candace S. Johnson, Ph.D., president and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, has been named the 2016 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
M&T Bank Dance Series: Lehrer Dance with The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Lehrer Dance with The Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.
Food Bank of Western New York's Justin Guerin named one of Feeding America's Leaders of the Year
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:30 pm
Justin Guerin, operations director for the Food Bank of Western New York, was named the 2016 Eastern Region Operations Leader of the Year by Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks.
'Sunday Night Football' bus returns for 2016 NFL season
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:25 pm
As NBC - the only network with two primetime NFL packages - celebrates "NFL Kickoff 2016," NBC Sports Group's "Sunday Night Football" bus returns this week to travel the country, visiting the host cities of select "Sunday Night Football" and "Thursday Night Football" games.
Niagara University develops student mentorship program with Niagara Falls High School
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:25 pm
The first week of school brings with it many things. For Niagara University and Niagara Falls High School, the 2016-17 year will begin with a new mentorship program.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:20 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. Tickets are $37. The Funky Dawgz Brass Band will open the concert.