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Grammy-nominated worship artist Kari Jobe announces new studio album, 'The Garden'
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 02:00 pm
Grammy-nominated and renowned worship leader Kari Jobe will release her third studio album titled "The Garden" on Feb. 3, 2017. This album follows the highly acclaimed live project "Majestic," which produced the hit single "Forever" and "I Am Not Alone."
Peace rally held in Town Commons
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Cold but bracing weather greeted 15 people at the Grand Island Rotary Gazebo in the Town Commons for a brief peace rally Saturday afternoon.
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Ringing bell for Salvation Army
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:30 am
Henry Kammerer of the Grand Island Rotary Club reports Rotary bell ringing at the Grand Island Tops Markets collected $1,451.13 in two days.
Lash of Elegance opens in NT
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:05 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly opened Lash of Elegance lash bar at 80 Mead St., North Tonawanda
Local entrepreneur opens Revive Salon & Spa
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:05 am
Nadina Garfalo recently opened Revive Salon & Spa at 2884 Niagara Falls Blvd. The business offers salon, spa and skin care services, including facials, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, microblading (semi-permanent eyebrow tattooing), massage, makeup and pedicures.
'Serve Sunday' benefits community members
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
Barefoot Christian Community gathered on Sunday for the congregation's first "Serve Sunday" gathering. Instead of a conventional worship service, 'Serve Sunday" attendees worshiped by blessing their neighbors.
Work session on solar law slated for Dec. 19
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield will hold a work session regarding the town's proposed solar law at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at Town Hall, 2800, Church Road.
Town of Niagara discusses tax breaks for seniors
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 11:00 am
More Town of Niagara seniors may soon be eligible for a tax exemption. Officials discussed a revision in the town code that determines a tax exemption for seniors based on income level at a work session on Dec. 7 at Town Hall. The plan is to make the Town of Niagara's tax exemption codes consistent with those of Niagara County.
Dashing through the snow: Holiday happenings at Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 10:55 am
Christmas is here, which means local festivities have been popping up all around Western New York, including at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum.
Campaign contributors awarded grand prizes in United Way Challenge
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 10:05 am
While more than 20,000 were eligible, 21 weekly contributors to the 2016 United Way campaign won grand prize awards as part of the 11th annual United Way Challenge on Friday.
Casting Crowns receives fifth RIAA platinum certification
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 09:55 am
Multiplatinum-selling and Grammy-award winning band Casting Crowns has been awarded RIAA platinum certification for their Christmas album "Peace On Earth."
Uber, 43North announce partnership to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in Buffalo
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 09:50 am
Uber NY and 43North - the $5 million startup competition - on Friday announced a partnership to promote and foster tech innovation and attract startups and entrepreneurs to Buffalo.
Buffalo Zoo welcomes red panda
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 09:50 am
The Buffalo Zoo has announced the addition of a red panda.
DEC announces new director of division of fish and wildlife
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:55 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has appointed a seasoned conservation professional with 36 years of experience as a wildlife biologist, zoologist and researcher to head up its division of fish and wildlife, the agency announced on Thursday.
Higgins announces $150,000 in federal funding for WNY art & cultural agencies
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced six Western New York art and cultural organizations will receive federal grants through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) totaling $150,000.
Empire State Development announces operator of Western New York Workforce Training Center
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:55 pm
Empire State Development announced Thursday that Economic Development Group Inc., a nonprofit entity comprised of four lead partners (Buffalo Niagara Manufacturing Alliance, Catholic Charities of Buffalo Inc., Goodwill Industries of Western New York Inc. and Buffalo Urban League) will be the operator and administrator of the Western New York Workforce Training Center (WTC).
PHOTOS: Festival of Trees continues at Niagara Power Vista in Lewiston
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:00 pm
Scores of festively decorated Christmas trees line the Niagara Power Vista's clear-glass walkway. The trimmings are courtesy of local nonprofits, and each tree is adorned with energy-efficient lights.
Interview: Emma Slater offers inside look at 'Dancing with the Stars' show, live tour & engagement
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 05:45 pm
"Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance" promises to "showcase every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC's hit show ... including group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour."
Informational meeting for restaurant & bar owners with Designated Drivers of Buffalo
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 09:45 am
With the holiday season underway and many parties and events taking place, a number of bar and restaurant owners are seeking ways for patrons to have an enjoyable time at their establishments, but be safe, as well.
Star-studded 'Smoky Mountains Rise' telethon raises nearly $9 million (So far!)
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 09:45 am
Millions watched "Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund" telethon on Tuesday, and millions were raised.
IOC, USOC & NBCUniversal announce Olympic Channel partnership in US
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 09:45 am
In a groundbreaking collaboration to connect fans to the Olympic movement all year-round, the International Olympic Committee, the United States Olympic Committee and NBCUniversal have created a comprehensive Olympic Channel content and distribution partnership in the U.S., all parties announced on Thursday.
Cuomo: General Motors to invest $334 million in Western New York & Rochester
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 10:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced General Motors, a global automotive company, would invest $334 million in new machinery and equipment at its Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester plants to produce future engine and component products. The project will support 67 new jobs in Tonawanda and retain 1,194 positions at the three plants.
Rotary scholarship available
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 06:30 pm
The Rotary Club is seeking applicants for a $5,000 scholarship for students residing in Rotary District 7090, in which Grand Island's Rotary Club is a member.
Concert special 'Michael Bublé Sings and Swings' airs Tuesday, Dec. 20 on NBC
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 06:00 pm
Michael Bublé, the multi-Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer, returns to NBC with "Michael Bublé Sings and Swings," airing Tuesday, Dec. 20 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
Regal Cinemas offers special swag for 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 04:00 pm
With the biggest release of the year just a few days away, Regal Cinemas across the country are gearing up to reward Crown Club members viewing "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."
Old Fort Niagara & Niagara University partner to make historic clothing
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 03:05 pm
The Old Fort Niagara Association and Niagara University have partnered on a creative project to produce 18th century men's waistcoats, which theater department students are sewing and donating to the fort's fife and drum corps.
Uber & home arenas of Bills, Sabres announce partnership - if Albany allows ridesharing upstate
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
Uber and the home arenas of the Buffalo Bills and the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced that, if the State Legislature were to allow ridesharing to operate across New York state, the organizations would immediately begin negotiating a partnership that would encompass making rides to and from Buffalo sporting events (including the upcoming NCAA Tournament) and concerts even more efficient and seamless.
Better access to physicians at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has expanded clinical space at the Amherst Health Center located at 4949 Harlem Road, enhancing access to orthopaedic care for residents of the northtowns.
Aquarium of Niagara offers classes and camps over winter break
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
Don't let the kids be bored this winter break. There is plenty to do at the Aquarium of Niagara - and all inside.
Empower offers quiet, one-on-one time with Santa to families of children with disabilities
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
On Sunday, Dec. 18, Empower will hold "Sensitive Santa," a free, sensory-friendly opportunity for children with disabilities to visit Santa.
'The Voice': Sundance Head named champion
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:10 pm
Sundance Head was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" on Tuesday, earning the grand-prize of a recording contract and being named as "The Voice" for season 11.
Dr. Neil Dashkoff to lead new cardiac catheterization lab
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:10 pm
Neil Dashkoff, M.D., a prominent Western New York cardiologist and the former director of the cardiac catheterization (cardiac cath) laboratory at Erie County Medical Center, will become medical director of the new cardiac cath lab at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
More than 50,000 to unite under one roof at Passion 2017
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:10 pm
More than 50,000 young adults from across the globe will gather to worship and hear from renowned speakers Monday, Jan. 2, through Wednesday, Jan. 4, for Passion 2017, returning to Atlanta's Georgia Dome for the first time since 2013.
River Region: 2016 storefront display contest winners announced
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 12:25 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual storefront display contest. Participants had the opportunity to bring their holiday magic to light with their own festive creations in the storefront windows of their businesses.
Home or away for holidays, pet parents are including whole family
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 07:00 am
With the holiday season in full swing, it's time to finish up shopping, planning, and get ready for all that much-needed family time and love. Some of the most deserving of this family time are none other than the family pets, of course!
Marvel Television & ABC Studios launch 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot'
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:05 pm
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Slingshot" is now live on ABC.com, ABC app, Marvel.com and ABC and Marvel's YouTube channels.
Niagara County adopts $339m spending plan
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $339 million budget plan on Tuesday night that reduces spending while providing a 1.6 percent tax rate cut to county property owners, bringing tax rates to their lowest level of the 21st century.
Interest building for Central Terminal site
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 10:55 pm
Organizers of AllAboardCT.com, together with the Central Terminal Restoration Corp., hosted a holiday gathering attended by hundreds Saturday evening at the shuttered former train station on Buffalo's east side.
The Five Irish Tenors at UB Center for the Arts
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:35 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents The Five Irish Tenors at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Tickets are on sale now.
Skillet announce second US leg of 'The Unleashed Tour'; Niagara Falls stop
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:30 pm
2016 is proving to be a milestone year for Skillet, and 2017 is shaping up to continue the trend. Coming off the band's most successful European headline run to date, which included numerous sold-out performances, Skillet will embark on the second U.S. leg of "The Unleashed Tour."