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Limited number of tickets available for Mount St. Mary's Foundation's 16th annual Good Works Gala, 'Phantom of the Opera'
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
A limited number of tickets are still available for the Mount St. Mary's Foundation's 16th annual Good Works Gala, "Phantom of the Opera." The black-tie event will be held Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive in Lewiston.
Increased patient volume brings more private rooms to Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
Due to a steady increase in demand for inpatient care, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced it is adding more private rooms for inpatients.
NBC brings 'Blindspot' and 'Heroes Reborn' to Times Square for massive marketing and promotional campaign to prep for fall launch
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 04:00 pm
NBC is ramping up its marketing campaign for two of its most anticipated fall premieres, "Blindspot and "Heroes Reborn," and giving each show huge exposure by bringing them to iconic Times Square.
Derek Plante, Jeremy Roenick named head coaches for 2015 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 04:00 pm
Derek Plante, a Stanley Cup champion who spent eight years in the NHL, including six with the Buffalo Sabres (now a developmental coach for the Chicago Blackhawks) and Jeremy Roenick, a current studio analyst for the "NHL on NBC" who played 20 years in the NHL and is a member of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, will serve as head coaches for the fourth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game on Sept. 24 in Buffalo.
Lewiston Lions host Tuscarora Indian School students
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 04:00 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions Club has kicked off its new membership year and speaker series.
Grandpaws hosts 'Peachy' adoption event this weekend
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 04:00 pm
Grandpaws Pet Emporium will host Akron Canine Rescue Angels from 1-4 on Saturday and Sunday at 402 Center St. ACRA will be on site with adoptable dogs and puppies.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY announces last chance to qualify for 2016 community arts, arts education and individual artist grants
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced one final "last chance" information session for the 2016 New York State Council on the Arts regrants. The session will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 95 Perry St., fourth floor, Buffalo. Applications are due at noon Oct. 16.
International fife and drum concert at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Old Fort Niagara will host a concert featuring four international fife and drum ensembles on Monday, Sept. 21. It is offering free admission to the fort and concert on this day to residents of Niagara, Erie and Orleans counties.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Lewiston Peach Festival this weekend
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc. adopters, fosters and volunteers will walk in the Lewiston Peach Festival Parade this Saturday, with their own dog-friendly dogs to show solidarity and support of the rescue's ongoing work of helping animals find "forever homes."
Niagara County Office for the Aging to host health fair
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The third annual "Niagara County Healthy Connections" senior and caregiver information and resource fair will take place from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary installs officers, presents $31,000 gift
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
The Auxiliary of Memorial Medical Center installed officers and presented a check for $31,000 to the hospital at the group's annual meeting at the 755 Restaurant. The gift included $25,000 toward a leadership pledge of $100,000 for Memorial's Cardiac/Stroke Care Center campaign.
Bob Harper named host of NBC's 'The Biggest Loser'
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:40 pm
Bob Harper, the longtime "Biggest Loser" trainer who has been with NBC's popular weight loss series since season one, will take on an exciting new role - and have a much bigger presence this season - when he also becomes the host of "The Biggest Loser." Harper will continue to offer his training expertise to contestants at various points throughout the season.
Nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones returns to Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:35 pm
The Eastman School of Music and Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival present the return of nine-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones to Rochester. Jones will appear at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre for a special one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6.
Vanessa Williams returns to Miss America stage
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:35 pm
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that, for the first time since she was crowned Miss America 1984, one of the most respected and multifaceted performers in entertainment today, Vanessa Williams will make history when she returns to the Miss America stage after 32 years.
Multi-platinum-selling singer Michael W. Smith announces return of nationwide Christmas tour with Amy Grant in select markets
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:30 pm
Michael W. Smith, who has sold more than 15 million albums, will once again bring holiday cheer to arenas, coliseums and theaters this holiday season through his nationwide Christmas tour.
Hillary Clinton scheduled to appear on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' Wednesday, Sept. 16
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:30 pm
"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" welcomes Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Studio 6B on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (11:35 p.m. ET), on NBC.
Kenan Center to present Lauren Winner, author and lecturer on Christian spirituality
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 03:30 pm
The Kenan Center and First Presbyterian Church of Lockport present a talk by author, lecturer and professor of Christian spirituality Lauren Winner at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Kenan Center Taylor Theater, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
Buffalo Bills bring back QB Matt Cassel
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 11:45 am
The Buffalo Bills today announced the team has signed quarterback Matt Cassel. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Niagara University students complete new internship in Haitian school founded by alumnus
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:45 am
What is happening at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable is truly extraordinary. In all of Haiti, there is no educational institution like the one founded by 1978 Niagara University alumnus Edward J. Brennan.
Niagara University establishes school of nursing
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:45 am
Acknowledging the proud tradition and promising future of its nursing programs, Niagara University has officially established a school of nursing.
Buffalo Philharmonic appoints Dennis Kim new concertmaster after yearlong search
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:45 am
Dennis Kim has been named the new concertmaster of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, after a search that brought candidates from all over the world to perform with the BPO.
End of summer is start of tailgating season
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:35 am
The thermometer may not be persuaded yet, but we've now reached Labor Day weekend and the unofficial end of summer.
Auer: Lew-Port will be ready
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:05 am
Lewiston-Porter High School is in the midst of a nearly $26 million district capital improvement project and, with school ready to begin on Sept. 9, rumors have been floating throughout the district that Lewiston-Porter would not be ready to handle the masses come Wednesday.
Lewiston Kiwanis: 'Bud' Thompson Memorial Garden rededication
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has announced a rededication of the Kiwanis "Bud" Thompson Memorial Garden will occur at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, at Kiwanis Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Gus Macker all about hoops
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
When all was said and done, the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament turned out just as event organizer Corey McGowan planned.
'Come Dine with Me - WNY!' launches sixth season
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 08:00 am
Starting at noon Sunday, Channel 7 is airing "Come Dine with Me - WNY!" The half-hour program, entering its sixth season, showcases top regional restaurants as their chefs share recipes and serving suggestions.
Memorial service for Richard 'Dick' Webster Kathan
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 08:00 am
A memorial service will be held at noon, Sunday, Sept. 6, at St. John Evangelical Church, 420 Lockport St., Youngstown, to honor the life and legacy of Richard "Dick" Webster Kathan.
Welcome to your new school: Kaegebein Elementary updates put staff 'over the moon'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
When Principal Mary Haggerty took the helm of Kaegebein Elementary School, she found one room with a hole large enough that she could put her fist through it, steel framework was visible.
Quarantillo to compete on 'The Ultimate Fighter'
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 07:00 am
Professional MMA fighter Billy Quarantillo of Gracie Tampa South, Florida, originally from Lewiston, will be among those who will be competing on "The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber."
'Dancing with the Stars': Sharna Burgess previews new season, talks ballroom
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 08:45 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" was designed to shine a spotlight on celebrities - for better or worse - trying their hand at ballroom dancing. But pro Sharna Burgess said the hit ABC series has done much more than that since debuting a decade ago.
Higgins, Poloncarz announce $2.65 million in federal funding for vehicles and mobility programs
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced $2,652,265 in federal funding for transportation and enhanced mobility programs, including 47 vehicles, to benefit seniors and individuals with disabilities in Western New York.
Obit: Helen I. Sugar
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:50 pm
Helen I. Sugar (née Gonczo), of Grand Island and Pendleton passed away Aug. 26, 2015, at the age of 87.
Obit: Elisabeth Prast
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:50 pm
Elisabeth Prast entered into rest Aug. 28, 2015, at age 98. She was a resident of Grand Island for 63 years.
Money for wishes
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:45 pm
Cheryl Reed of the Town of Niagara wanted to teach her 8-year-old granddaughter about helping others.
Winds, Waves & Wines with The Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:00 pm
Winds, Waves & Wines, the Aquarium of Niagara's 16th annual major fundraising event, will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Robert Moses Parkway North public session to be held
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, USA Niagara Development Corp., The New York State Department of Transportation, the New York Power Authority and the City of Niagara Falls have announced a public information meeting will be held to present the proposed "build alternative" for the Robert Moses Parkway North Removal Project, which runs from Main Street in Niagara Falls.
Erie County, partners collaborate on electronic waste recycling event
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:50 am
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant and Advanced Technology Recycling, has announced a collection and recycling event for all types of electronic waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant, 2995 River Road in the Town of Tonawanda.
Motorists to save $1.4 billion at the pump this Labor Day weekend
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
Americans hitting the road this weekend stand to see the cheapest Labor Day prices at the pump in more than a decade, leading to huge savings - $1.4 billion - over the four-day weekend, according to
New Niagara University students 'Plunge' into service learning
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
Twenty-eight freshmen moved into Niagara University last Tuesday morning, four days before their fellow first-year students arrived on campus.