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NT: Home of fireman burns; GoFundMe page created
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 06:30 pm
Gratwick Hose Volunteer Fire Co. firefighter Kenneth Walker's Oliver Street apartment was set on fire Wednesday morning, after he received an anonymous, threatening letter Monday night.
Cuomo directs DEC to issue heightened drought warning for Western New York
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 04:45 pm
Under a framework established under an executive order, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to issue a heightened drought warning for most of Western New York.
Record number of 'Walk Off Hunger' supporters help Food Bank of WNY provide 492,000 meals to local families in need
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:30 pm
A record-breaking 650 supporters participated in the Food Bank of Western New York's 9th annual "Walk Off Hunger" and "Summerfest," which were held Sunday at Island Park in Williamsville.
(716) to be home to Olympics watch parties
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:25 pm
(716) Food and Sport will be the place to watch Western New York's Olympians compete when the Summer Olympics get underway with the opening ceremonies this Friday.
Robert J. Travis to be honored at Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation's 17th annual 'Good Works Gala'
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:25 pm
Robert J. Travis, CPA, of Lewiston will be honored at the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation's 17th annual "Good Works Gala," this year titled "The Enchanted Forest."
Power City Eatery: Ribbon-cutting held for new Falls eatery; photos
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:10 pm
Power City Eatery, a mammoth deli and coffee house serving fresh breakfast and lunch dishes, officially opened to the public Wednesday on Third Street in Niagara Falls.
Register for dance classes at Miss Bev's
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:50 pm
Students of all ages from the Miss Bev's Dance Studio recently competed in Rochester at the Summerdance Competition.
Buffalo Sabres, alumni to help buffalo firefighters 'fill the boot'
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:50 pm
From 6:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, Buffalo firefighters will hold their annual "fill the boot" program, with this year's proceeds going to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Team (SMART).
New Power City Eatery Deli & Coffee House to open its doors
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:50 pm
Join owners Kyle Bajor, Joseph Hotchkiss and Michael Lewis Wednesday at the grand opening of their new, NYC-style deli and Cafe at 444 Third St., Niagara Falls.
HEAP offers help with equipment cleaning
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Home Energy Assistance Program has announced heating equipment clean and tune assistance is now available for eligible HEAP households through Nov. 4.
NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services celebrates new recovery community and outreach center in Buffalo
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 08:45 pm
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez visited Buffalo Tuesday to congratulate Lake Shore Behavioral Health Inc., a substance use disorder treatment provider, on its recent award of $1.75 million. The money will be used to create a recovery community and outreach center in Buffalo.
Jimmy Fallon brings the fun: 'Tonight Show' star set to host 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12:55 pm
Jimmy Fallon, America's No. 1 late-night talk show entertainer, has been named host of the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards, set to air on NBC live coast-to-coast from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 (8-11 p.m. ET).
'America's Got Talent': Judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, host Nick Cannon set to return for season 12
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12:55 pm
Continuing its momentum of being the No. 1 broadcast series this summer, as well as drawing more viewers this season than over the past five, NBC's "America's Got Talent" is renewing all four of its judges for season 12 (Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel), as well as host Nick Cannon.
NBC throws birthday bash as 'Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet To Come' arrives Tuesday, Dec. 20
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12:55 pm
In celebration of one of America's most treasured musical icons, NBC will air the two-hour special "Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come" on Tuesday, Dec. 20 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Funtime Presents welcomes Metric to Artpark
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12:35 pm
Funtime Presents has booked Metric at Artpark in Lewiston. The band will perform on stage inside the Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.
Hogues appointed commissioner of EC senior services
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has announced the appointment of Timothy Hogues to the position of commissioner of senior services for Erie County.
Buffalo Sabres: Prospects Challenge returns in 2016
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 10:55 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will again host the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, from Sept. 16-19 at HARBORCENTER.
Buffalo Zoo: Lion cubs debut; naming set; ROAR Logistics named 'Big Cats' sponsor
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 10:45 am
It's all about the big cats at the Buffalo Zoo this week as it plans three cubs' public debut, naming of the cubs, and the addition of a corporate sponsor.
First Niagara Bank Foundation supports Mount St. Mary's Hospital's Neighborhood Health Center's 'Caring Smiles' program
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 10:45 am
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation announced it received a $15,000 grant from the First Niagara Foundation for the hospital's "Caring Smiles" dental program.
State hunting, trapping education courses beginning
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 10:45 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Commissioner Basil Seggos remind all new hunters and trappers planning to go afield this upcoming hunting and trapping season they must first complete a mandatory hunter, bowhunter or trapper education course before they can obtain the appropriate sporting license or hunting privilege.
Buffalo Sabres player Evander Kane arraigned in Buffalo City Court
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 04:05 pm
Evander Kane entered a plea of not guilty.
Sheet metal workers recruit apprentices
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 03:55 pm
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Sheet Metal Workers, Local Union #71, will conduct a recruitment from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, 2017, for 20 sheet metal worker apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
Great Contraption Race in photos
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 03:45 pm
The third annual Great Contraption Race, held Saturday to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation, may have been smaller in the number of entries this year, but the enthusiasm of its participants and the creativity of the contraptions more than made up for it.
A protein is found to regulate cocaine-craving after withdrawal
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 03:05 pm
Neuroscientists know cocaine addiction and withdrawal rewire the brain. But figuring out how to disrupt those changes to treat addiction requires an extremely detailed understanding of how those changes occur.
9th annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival lineup features 'Power of the Blues'
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 02:40 pm
Mark your calendars for the ninth Annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival, returning to Old Falls Street, USA, Friday, Sept. 16, Sunday, Sept. 18.
Planning a cross-country move with your pet? Tips to make the journey go more smoothly
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:45 pm
A cross-country move is no small feat. The logistics, alone, of packing up all of your worldly belongings and getting them to your new digs in one piece - and on time - is enough to make your head spin. And, when your beloved furry friends are taking the journey with you, it's easy to feel even more anxious and stressed.
Hillsong UNITED's 'Zion' recognized with RIAA gold certification
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:30 pm
Hillsong UNITED's 2013 release of "Zion" garnered RIAA gold certification, totaling more than 500,000 in sales.
The Band Perry release brand-new single, 'Comeback Kid'
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:25 pm
Grammy Award-winning superstar sibling trio The Band Perry released their highly anticipated, brand-new single, "Comeback Kid," today via Mercury Nashville / Interscope Records.
Annual Opportunities Unlimited Celebrity Bartending Night fundraiser at Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:15 pm
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual Celebrity Bartending Night from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the agency serves.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at UB
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:15 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. Tickets are $47 & $37 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5.
DEC: Pool owners sought to participate in citizen science survey to identify invasive beetle
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:00 pm
Pool owners are invited to join in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation fifth annual Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) swimming pool survey now through Aug. 30 to help keep watch for these exotic, invasive beetles before they cause serious damage to forests and street trees.
Winners of Teen Choice 2016 announced
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 12:55 pm
The following were honored Sunday night at Teen Choice 2016, which aired live on FOX from The Forum in Los Angeles.
'Food Network Star' crowns a winner
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 12:50 pm
"Food Network Star" concluded Sunday, July 31, with Tregaye Fraser named the season 12 winner. She outlasted finalist Jernard Wells.
Billoni: Recognizing America, Russell Salvatore
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 11:15 am
On Monday, July 4, America recognized its 240th birthday. Independence Day is a celebration in the United States to commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, which was signed on July 4, 1776, by the Continental Congress.
Alan Hastings named 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival chairman
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President the Rev. Tom Mason announced Alan Hastings was named chairman of the 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival. The 59th annual Lewiston event will take place Sept. 9-11 at Academy Park on Center Street.
Buffalo Zoo bids farewell to Sulawesi crested macaque
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
The Sulawesi crested macaque will be leaving the Buffalo Zoo on Thursday, Aug. 4.
KeyCorp closes acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
KeyCorp announced Friday that closed its acquisition of First Niagara Financial Group Inc. Systems and client conversion is expected during the fourth quarter of 2016, subject to pending regulatory approval by the office of the comptroller of the currency for the merger of First Niagara Bank into KeyBank.
DEC announces improvements to brownfield cleanup program
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 10:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has adopted amendments to the brownfield cleanup program, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced.
Unique events at Niagara County Fair
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:15 am
Mid-summer has hit Western New York, and with it comes Cornell Cooperative Extension's annual Niagara County Fair, running all day from Wednesday, Aug. 3, to Sunday, Aug. 7. The fair will feature an array of activities from mountain bike stunt shows to barnyard Olympics in addition to live music, rides, contests and food.
Town of Lewiston approves voluntary water use ban
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Water use is becoming more restrictive in Lewiston.