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Tech Wars bridges education and recreation
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 09:25 am
Many high school and middle school students wonder how the material learned in many of their classes can be applied to the real world. Several technology teachers found the answer 20 years ago with a unique event called "Tech Wars."
Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo returns to Conference & Event Center
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 07:00 am
The third annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo is set for Jan. 22-24 at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St. The event focuses on fishing and outdoor education and features the Western New York Fishing Academy, a series of more than 120 seminars given by regional experts in their fields.
Retail therapy for you and Rover: Chain stores you probably didn't know allowed pets
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 07:00 am
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.
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, ABC Digital invite fans to play along and win with 'Official Oscars Challenge'
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 05:30 pm
Now through "Oscar Sunday," Feb. 28, fans can visit challenge.oscar.com and use their individual Facebook accounts to login to "The Official Oscars Challenge" presented by Kohl's.
Federal grant supports formation of new domestic violence high risk team in Erie County
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 03:55 pm
Acting District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced the formation of a domestic violence high-risk team in Erie County. The HRT is funded in part through a grant program authorized by the U.S. Department of Justice's office on violence against women.
Sabres Green Team to hold carbon monoxide detector drive
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Green Team today announced it will partner with the Amanda Hansen Foundation and hold a carbon monoxide detector drive during Saturday's home game against Washington. The effort is a part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness month.
Nominate a recipient for 11th annual 'Key to the Locks' award
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 12:55 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center and Niagara History Center are seeking nominees for the 11th annual "Key to the Locks" award. This yearly honor recognizes a Niagara County citizen who exemplifies the community spirit or promotes the heritage or preservation of the historic Erie Canal.
FASNY offers tips to New Yorkers: Stay safe in the cold weather
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 12:55 pm
After an unusually mild December, winter has finally arrived as icy winds and sub-freezing temperatures blanket much of the Northeast. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York has some helpful advice for New Yorkers withstanding the cold, and how to remain safe in the chilly months ahead.
'Soup and Song': Dave Ruch presents music and stories of Erie Canal
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 12:55 pm
Combine Erie Canal music with hot, homemade soup and you have a perfect Saturday, right?
New events, activities offered at WNY Farm Show
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 12:55 pm
The Fairgrounds, home of the Erie County Fair, will host the sixth annual WNY Farm Show Feb. 4-6. The event is hosted by the Erie County Agricultural Society, which continuously looks for ways to promote agriculture and education within the community it serves.
Powerball numbers
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:50 am
Sabres: Robin Lehner recalled from conditioning assignment
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team recalled goaltender Robin Lehner from his conditioning assignment with the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Zemsky congratulates New York's 2016 Oscar nominees
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky congratulated the films that were either produced or posted in New York and received 20 nominations for the 88th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards.
Academy of Hockey announces spring programing
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
Kevyn Adams, HARBORCENTER vice president and director of the Academy of Hockey, today announced the lineup for the academy's 2016 spring programs.
Heart of Niagara animal rescue adoption event at Walden Galleria
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold an adoption event at Walden Galleria Mall (Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga) from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 16. Adoptable dogs Devers, Katrina, Snoopy and Tillie are scheduled to be on site.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers visit Carson Palmer, Arizona Cardinals in NBC's NFL divisional playoff game
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
NBC Sports concludes its coverage of the 2015 NFL playoffs this Saturday, Jan. 16 (8 p.m. ET) with an NFC Divisional Round matchup, when Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (NFC North, 10-6) visit Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals (NFC West, 13-3), at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale.
'I Can See Canaan Land,' NACC 2016 Artists of Color Exhibition, opens
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has announced "I Can See Canaan Land," the 2016 Artists of Color Exhibition, will run Jan. 22 through Feb. 21 in the Main Gallery of the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls.
Tops Friendly Markets and Nestle Purina present $10,000 donation to Erie County SPCA
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets, in partnership with Nestle Purina PetCare Company, presented a $10,000 donation to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County on Wednesday. The donation was the result of a joint business effort between Tops and Purina, both long-time supporters of the SPCA.
Academy Awards: 88th Oscars nominations announced
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 08:55 am
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the 88th Academy Awards nominations this morning.
National Fuel reminds residents to stay safe this winter
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 05:00 pm
National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. advises homeowners to be vigilant and pay attention to outdoor gas meters, furnaces and vents throughout the winter season. Snow, ice and extreme cold temperatures can pose a variety of safety and performance issues for heating systems.
Membership set for Niagara County manager search
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
The membership of the Niagara County Manager search committee has been finalized, Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, announced Tuesday afternoon.
Higgins: Nearly $4.5m award to Roswell Park researcher to study what causes some cancers to become resistant to treatment
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a Roswell Park Cancer Institute researcher has received three recent grants totaling more than $4.4 million from the National Cancer Institute to explore why some types of cancer cells are resistant or become resistant to existing cancer treatments, making curative therapy for these diagnoses elusive.
BBB warning: Avoid Powerball scams
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
With Powerball now breaking records for the largest lottery jackpot in history, Better Business Bureau is warning consumers scammers will be taking advantage of the situation to trick people into thinking they are winners.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service announces more help for student loan borrowers
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
As 2016 unfolds, student loans continue to be a source of angst for many area residents. A report released last week by Generation Progress stated student debt continues to climb and millions more have defaulted, with no solution in sight.
Poloncarz appoints new leadership for Erie County youth services
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 12:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the appointment of Paul Kubala to the position of deputy commissioner for youth services.
'America's Got Talent: Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum return as judges alongside Simon Cowell
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 07:55 pm
Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum will return as judges to NBC's top-rated summer competition series "America's Got Talent," joining previously announced new judge and "Got Talent" creator Simon Cowell.
Ted Danson, Kristen Bell join cast of new NBC comedy 'Good Place'
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 05:10 pm
Two-time Emmy Award winner Ted Danson and acclaimed actress Kristen Bell have been cast in NBC's new Michael Schur comedy series "Good Place."
Buffalo Zoo welcomes first baby of 2016: A gorilla
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of a baby western lowland gorilla. The baby was born at 11:04 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, to mother, 18-year-old Sydney, and father, 28-year-old Koga.
'Buffalo Winter Weekends' highlight waterfront fun
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:55 pm
Key stakeholders near Buffalo's downtown waterfront have numerous events on "Buffalo Winter Weekends," a collaborative series of events to celebrate and embrace winter and waterfront connectivity.
King of the Cage signs agreement with Seneca Resorts & Casinos for MMA events
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:55 pm
King of the Cage, the leader in casino mixed martial arts entertainment, is proud to announce it has signed an agreement for MMA events at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announces Catholic Education Award winners, honored guests for GALA 22:6
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo today announced it honorees for the 16th annual Catholic Education dinner - GALA 22:6 - to be held Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
Opportunity for 3 Buffalo startups to compete in 'Launch Pad Pitch' competition at Collision Conference
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
Today, various Western New York entrepreneurial ecosystem leaders announced applications are now open for the Launch Pad PITCH competition in New Orleans. Three Buffalo startups will be selected to compete in the competition.
Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring 2016 continuing education courses
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2016 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
Historic Powerball roll up a boon to New York businesses
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
The New York State Gaming Commission today announced New York businesses licensed by its Division of the Lottery to sell tickets for tomorrow's historic $1.5 billion Powerball drawing have earned a record $9,662,833 in commissions during the 10-week roll-up period that began Nov. 7.
DEC announces successful fall egg take reports
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 04:50 pm
State Department of Environmental Conservation and partner agencies successfully collected 16.8 million eggs for all species and strains of fish, setting the stage for another successful year at the state's fish hatcheries, the agency announced today.
Maggio to chair 43North; Reich joins board of directors as vice chair
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:05 am
43North has announced several updates to its board of directors.
Buffalo Sabres introduce The Mercedes Benz Business Class Suite at First Niagara Center
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres unveiled The Mercedes Benz Business Class Suite at First Niagara Center. The innovative new suite provides first-class business meeting amenities, allowing local Sabres partners and suiteholders to hold meetings while overlooking the ice at First Niagara Center.
Erie County Lottery player won big on Saturday's Powerball drawing
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:00 am
While the Powerball jackpot continues to grow, a lucky Erie County Lottery player won $50,000 on a ticket sold at 7-Eleven at 4950 Harlem Road in Amherst.
Lottery: Joining a Powerball office pool? Here's what you need to know
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 11:00 am
The New York State Gaming Commission's Division of the Lottery issued tips to Lottery players considering setting up or contributing to an office pool in advance of Wednesday's historic Powerball drawing for a jackpot of $1.4 billion.
1 in 292 million? So what. Even risk-averse humans are swept-up in Powerball, says UB psychologist
Tue, Jan 12th 2016 10:55 am
Humans are, by nature, irrationally risk-averse, says Michael Poulin, associate professor of psychology in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences.