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Maher, NU faculty members visit Haitian School founded by alumnus
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
A Niagara University alumnus who spearheaded the development of a world-class school in Haiti is receiving reinforcements from his alma mater.
'America's Got Talent' season 8 winner Kenichi Ebina to perform during Aug. 13 live results show on NBC
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
Kenichi Ebina, winner of the eighth season of "America's Got Talent," will return for a performance during the top-rated summer series' Aug. 13 live results show (9 p.m.). The innovative dancer wowed viewers with his elaborate stage productions, outshining thousands of acts, including season eight finalists Cami Bradley, Collins Key, Forte, Jimmy Rose and Taylor Williamson.
'Wonder Falls': Cuomo announces transformation of Rainbow Centre Mall in Niagara Falls
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo traveled to Niagara Falls Friday to announce Uniland Development Co., a Western New York-based development company, has been selected as the preferred developer to rebuild and transform the former Rainbow Centre Shopping Mall in Niagara Falls.
Art Festival Chalk Walk boasts modern theme
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 02:35 pm
A highlight of the 48th annual Lewiston Art Festival is most certainly the Chalk Walk sponsored by KeyBank.
Canalside event to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:05 am
The Roswell Park Concert for a Cure, one of the biggest music and food events of the summer, is coming to Canalside in Buffalo from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Alan Dikcis: Honoring a fallen soldier
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
The grief, the pride and the memories are still alive for the family of Army Spc. Alan N. Dikcis.

The 21-year-old Wheatfield resident was killed on March 5, 2010, in Afghanistan while on a mission to recover another vehicle that had been blown up on the roadway in Kandahar. Dikcis had been deployed to Afghanistan the previous July.

Thanks to the cooperative efforts of State Sen. George Maziarz, County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross and Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe, signs designating a portion of Walmore Road in Wheatfield as the Spc. Alan N. Dikcis Memorial Highway will be put in place. One sign will be at Walmore Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, near the Dikcis home; the other at the corner of Walmore and Lockport roads, not far from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station where Dikcis' body was brought home.

Welcome home event for veterans
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host its annual welcome home event and memorial ceremony from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The event, held for the 10th time since 2004, will take place at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo.
Ground broken for C-130 simulator
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a C-130 aircraft simulator.
SPCA's Zaninovich sworn in as peace officer
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:45 pm
There's a new sheriff in town ... well actually, she's not a sheriff, but she is a peace officer for the Niagara County SPCA.
Students use their talents for a good cause
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:45 pm
Carly, an artist, wanted to create a T-shirt for her team and wanted to use a warrior motif to symbolize a fighter against the disease.
Fight against Quasar discussed
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:40 pm
On Aug. 4, several local residents were guests on "Environmental Justice," a weekly program hosted by Jack Kanack on 91.3 FM WBNY radio.
Paddles Up brings hundreds to Island
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 06:15 pm
This year's Paddles Up, hosted by the Niagara Greenway Commission, drew tourists and locals alike to Beaver Island State Park to experience the area's largest paddlesports event.
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' and State Parks encourage kids to 'Be a New York Ninja for Fun and Fitness'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:05 pm
Megan Fox, Will Arnett and filmmakers join officials from New York State Parks and the governor's office for motion pictures and television development at fan appreciation screening of film.
Schneiderman issues alert and tips for consumers in response to reports of massive online security breach
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has issued an alert to consumers following a reported massive online security breach in which hackers stole more than 1 billion unique user names and passwords, and half a billion email addresses. Schneiderman offered tips to consumers for safeguarding sensitive personal information online.
New York offering hundreds of internship opportunities for fall semester
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Civil Service Commissioner Jerry Boone announced the application deadline is approaching for hundreds of internship opportunities available within New York state government. He encouraged college students to submit applications for the fall semester as soon as possible. The application deadline is Sept. 8.
'Celebrate Lockport': Connecting people through faith and service
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope, or NOAH, a faith-based community organizing effort, will team with four congregations in Lockport to produce the first "Celebrate Lockport" event on Aug. 23.
Free German music concert series scheduled at Botanical Gardens
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
The German American Musicians, "Buffalo's Big German Band," have kicked off their 81st season by performing free summer concerts around Western New York. Their fourth and final performance will take place at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Thursday, Aug. 7, from 7-9 p.m.
Niagara County public health director joins Lockport mayor to promote health benefits of walking
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton joined Lockport Mayor Anne McCaffrey on her weekly "Walk a Mile with the Mayor" this past Monday.
FASNY applauds Cuomo for signing bill prohibiting registered sex offenders as volunteer firefighters
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that prevents registered sex offenders from joining or remaining members of volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance companies.
Choraleers at Art Festival
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:55 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will perform their "Celebrate America" program Saturday, Aug. 9, at noon at the Hennepin Park Gazebo, Fourth and Center streets, Lewiston, as part of the entertainment schedule for the annual Lewiston Art Festival.
Niagara County Fair: Rockwood wins Grace Herr Award
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:55 am
The Niagara County Fair announces the 2014 Grace Herr Award recipient is Paul Rockwood, a fulltime farmer in Lockport who enjoys volunteering his time and expertise for the fair.
Update: Collins secures Buffalo Zoo as home for two injured bald eagles
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:55 am
The Buffalo Zoo is the new permanent home to two bald eagles, Carson and Stripe, after Congressman Chris Collins convinced the federal government to keep the birds in Western New York.
Syfy's 'Sharknado' franchise devours 18.2 million viewers
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:55 am
Led by "Sharknado 2: The Second One," Syfy's "Sharknado Week" (July 28-Aug. 3) soared 80 percent among Adults 18-49, 74 percent in Adults 25-54 and 73 percent among total viewers (L+SD), compared to summer to date (May 26-July 27).
Alanis Morissette, Steve Miller Band headed to Seneca Niagara Casino
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:55 am
Three major lineup additions are slated for the Seneca Events Centers in October and November, including Alanis Morissette on Oct. 4 in Niagara Falls, Bill Engvall on Nov. 16 in Salamanca and Steve Miller Band Nov. 21 in Niagara Falls.
Disney Channel orders second season of 'Girl Meets World'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
Disney Channel has ordered a second season of the comedy series "Girl Meets World." Since its June premiere, "Girl Meets World" has ranked as television's No. 1 series among Kids 2-11, Kids 6-11 and Tweens 9-14. To date, it has generated 4.7 million views on the WATCH Disney Channel app for mobile devices.
Echosmith confirms fall tour dates with American Authors in October, headline run in November
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
After a whirlwind summer as one of the most anticipated and highly praised acts of Vans Warped Tour, alt-pop band Echosmith has announced members will join American Authors on this fall's Honda Civic Tour, a three-week trek kicking off Oct. 1.
'The Giver' wins Truly Moving Picture Award from Heartland Film
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
Upcoming major motion picture release "The Giver" (The Weinstein Company/Walden Media) has been recognized with the Truly Moving Picture Award by nonprofit arts organization Heartland Film.
Summer sensation 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' devours the big screen in an exclusive one-night event
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
Fathom Events, Syfy and The Asylum present the highly anticipated sequel to Syfy's 2013 mega-hit with a theatrical showing in select theaters Aug. 21.
JCPenney sponsors Blake Shelton's 'Ten Times Crazier' tour, raises awareness and donations for USO
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:50 am
J.C. Penney Co. is sponsoring of country music star Blake Shelton's 2014 "Ten Times Crazier" tour. s part of the sponsorship, JCPenney is building on its partnership with Shelton, a "JCPenney Cares Ambassador" since 2012, to raise awareness and support for America's troops and military families through donations to the United Service Organizations (USO).
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game to feature San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings at Levi's Stadium
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
The San Jose Sharks will play host to the Los Angeles Kings in a regular-season outdoor NHL game at Levi's Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 10 p.m. ET, the National Hockey League announced.
Former athletes, NFL players and Olympic medalists change their lives on 'The Biggest Loser: Glory Days'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
Twenty former athletes, including NFL players and Olympic gold medalists, will aim to change their lives on the upcoming season of NBC's hit franchise "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," premiering Thursday, Sept. 11 (8 p.m.).
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers top Billboard chart with 'Hypnotic Eye'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
Reprise Records has announced Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers topped the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart with the release of their new album on Reprise Records, "Hypnotic Eye." The album has been a hit with fans and critics alike, many of whom have declared the album to be amongst Petty's finest.
Canalside ends summer concert series on a high note
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
With only four more concerts remaining in the 2014 Canalside Summer Concert Series, organizers said it's time to get down to Buffalo's waterfront to enjoy live music. Four fun and diverse acts are left: the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Girl Talk, Moby and Foster the People.
NBCSN's weekend soccer slate kicks off with 'Premier League Countdown'
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:45 am
NBCSN's weekend soccer slate kicks off Friday with Premier League Countdown at 9:30 p.m., immediately followed by LA Galaxy hosting San Jose Earthquakes in the California Clasico at 10:30 p.m.
McGruff the Crime Dog, AlertID offer new app, 7 simple back-to-school tips for parents to keep kids safe
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Kids around the country are getting ready to go back to school, and their safety is always top priority for parents. As such, AlertID and the National Crime Prevention Council (home to McGruff the Crime Dog) are sharing a new app and seven simple tips to get the school year off to a great and safe start.
'Rewrapped' returns for second season filled with more iconic snack foods, culinary competition
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
From Sno Balls to Ho Hos, and Thin Mints to potato chips, the second season of "Rewrapped," premiering Monday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. on Food Network, is stuffed with even more iconic snack foods viewers have enjoyed for years.
Cuomo announces free Wi-Fi at four flagship state parks


Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday Wi-Fi networks are now available free of charge to visitors at Niagara Falls, Jones Beach, Saratoga Spa and East River State Parks.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host CMA Awards
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host "Country Music's Biggest Night" for the seventh consecutive time in 2014. The 48th Annual CMA Awards airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8 p.m.), on the ABC Television Network.
'Thunder on the Niagara' announcement at Gratwick Riverside Park
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 10:40 am
Mayor Robert G. Ortt will be announcing the 2014 "Thunder on the Niagara" boat-racing event that will take place at Gratwick Riverside Park during a Friday afternoon press conference.
10 days until new Premier League season kicks off on NBCUniversal
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 10:10 pm
NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2014-15 Premier League season kicks off 10 days from today, on Saturday, Aug. 16. Coverage begins at 7 a.m. with "Premier League Live" on NBCSN followed by Manchester United v. Swansea City.
 


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