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Mount St. Mary's celebrates Heart Month in February
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 01:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will celebrate Heart Month in February with its annual lipid panel screening on Sunday, Feb. 12, and continuing with a series of events throughout the coming weeks.
Old Fort Niagara presents 'Snowshoe Patrol'
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 01:30 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to imagine life as a soldier on the Niagara Frontier in the 1700s by attending its annual "Snowshoe Patrol" on Saturday, Feb. 4.
89th Oscars nominations announced
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:15 pm
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, joined by Oscar-winning and nominated Academy members Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe and Ken Watanabe, announced the 89th Academy Awards nominations on Tuesday.
Free tickets available to UB's MLK Jr. Commemoration event featuring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:05 pm
The University at Buffalo is offering local schools and not-for-profit organizations free tickets to the 41st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration event, featuring former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, to be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in Alumni Arena, UB North Campus.
Kenan Center Montessori preschool to hold open house
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:05 pm
The Kenan Center Montessori Preschool will hold an open house from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Education Building, located directly behind the Kenan House at 433 Locust St., Lockport.
'Life,' awaited new album from MercyMe, to release on March 31
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:05 pm
On the heels of their RIAA-certified gold and Grammy-acclaimed "Welcome To The New" (2014), MercyMe will release Lifer (Fair Trade Services) on March 31.
President Donald Trump will do first one-on-one interview with 'World News Tonight' anchor David Muir
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:00 pm
President Donald Trump will do his first interview with "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir since taking the oath of office to become the 45th president of the U.S. "President Trump: The First Interview" will air during a one-hour primetime special on Wednesday, Jan. 25 (10-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
Trocaire college receives national honorable mention award for new website
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:00 pm
On Tuesday, Trocaire College announced it received an honorable mention from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II. Awarded in the Website: Institutional Homepage category, the recognition acknowledges the college's recently launched website, developed by Buffalo-based communications agency 19 IDEAS.
Zemsky: 5 NYS productions nominated for 11 Oscars
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:00 pm
Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky on Tuesday congratulated five productions that received a total of 11 Oscar nominations for the 89th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards.
UB law school selects interim dean for its highest honor
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 04:55 pm
James A. Gardner, interim dean of the University at Buffalo School of Law, will receive the Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest honor given by the law school and its Alumni Association, at the school's annual New York Alumni Luncheon on Jan. 27 in New York City.
Abbagail's Law passes Senate for 7th time
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 04:55 pm
The New York State Senate on Tuesday passed Abbagail's Law, a bill (S373) sponsored by New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-North Tonawanda) that would make it illegal for an impaired licensed driver to ride as a car passenger while acting as a supervisor for a driver who holds a learner's permit.
Respected community leader Chris Brown passes away
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 03:35 pm
Christopher H. Brown of Niagara Falls passed away on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at his home, under the care of his family and Niagara Hospice.
VIDEO: Cuomo in Niagara Falls to cut ribbon on DoubleTree Hotel
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 08:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced the grand opening of the new, $37 million DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton in downtown Niagara Falls. The project, which included the demolition of a portion of the former Fallside Hotel and Conference Center, along with the renovation of a four-story section of the building, connects to a newly constructed nine-story tower.
Red Hot Chili Peppers North American tour headed to Buffalo
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 01:35 pm
Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers recently kicked off their 2017 North American tour at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.
Green Day scores 11th No. 1 with 'Still Breathing'
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 01:30 pm
Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day have topped both the Billboard and Mediabase alternative radio charts again with current single "Still Breathing" - marking the band's 11th No. 1 at the format and tying it for the second most songs to top the chart of all time.
PHOTOS: Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo returns to Niagara Falls
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 01:30 pm
The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls hosted the fourth annual Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo over the weekend. The three-day event offered approximately 130 seminars. Visitors had the opportunity learn from experts about various specifies of fish, fishing techniques and other outdoor activities.
Gas prices drop slightly: Prices stabilize, but not for long
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 01:25 pm
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is now $2.31 per gallon, down 3 cents from last week, but up 47 cents from one year ago. The New York state average is $2.52 per gallon, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.11.
'Chinese Folk Pottery: The Art of the Everyday,' at Castellani Art Museum, explores minyao tradition
Mon, Jan 23rd 2017 12:50 pm
"Chinese Folk Pottery: The Art of the Everyday opens with a reception featuring light refreshments from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11.
Volunteers from Niagara County gather in Niagara Falls for workshop to help launch 2017 Appeal for Catholic Charities
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 05:00 pm
A volunteer training workshop and luncheon to help kick off the 2017 Appeal for Catholic Charities in Niagara County was held Saturday in Niagara Falls. About 50 parish and community volunteers, local clergy and lay leaders, and staff of Catholic Charities of Buffalo were on hand.
Flight school on tap for Mount View seniors
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 04:55 pm
Staff at Mount View Assisted Living in Lockport, and Cobb's Hill Assisted Living in Rochester, believe seniors don't have to stop living, or give up their dreams. In fact, they want to know what's on each senior's bucket list.
Niagara Falls survives North Tonawanda comeback to split season series
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 10:10 am
The Niagara Falls High School Wolverines survived a comeback from the North Tonawanda High School Lumberjacks, in front of a loud crowd at the "Wolvearena" on Friday. The 52-50 win gives the Wolverines a season-split, as the Jacks won the first outing by a 42-37 score.
Village of Lewiston Board tables plaza exterior vote, sets public hearing for Fairchild project
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday declined to vote on proposed exterior colors and materials that Ellicott Development intends to use for its 4.1-acre mixed-use plaza.
Nearly $25,000 raised for Lewiston Police Department 'Invest in a Vest' campaign
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Lewiston Police Department recognized the efforts of two special women who went that extra mile over past months in their concern for the men and women of law enforcement who serve the Lewiston community.
Town of Lewiston Dems seek candidates for supervisor, Town Board
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Democratic Committee has announced it is now seeking candidates for three positions in town government to be selected in the general election this November. The positions are town supervisor (a two-year term) and two seats on the Town Board (both four-year terms).
Wilson begins planning for 2018 bicentennial with logo contest
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
Town of Wilson Bicentennial Committee representatives John Sinclair and Francis Gallagher presented awards to the finalists of the town's 2018 logo contest at the Wilson Town Board meeting held on Jan. 18.
Pints for Progress No. 20 at Hard Rock
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
#LiveNF and Niagara Falls Community Development invite readers to partake in NF Pints for Progress No. 20, taking place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, 333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls.
New councilman in Porter
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
Town of Porter Justice Wayne Pollow administered the oath of office to John "Duffy" Johnston, newly appointed Town of Porter councilman, at a recent ceremony in Porter Town Hall.
Set sail to Spice Harbor
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
A reporter in Spice Harbor is like a kid in a candy store.
NOCO Express donates to St. Luke's Mission
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
All 36 NOCO Express locations took up a collection of nonperishable items the week before Christmas to donate to St. Luke's Mission of Mercy in Buffalo.
Grand Island Town Board: Town receives $67K from cable company
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
Newfound money has walked its way into Grand Island Town Hall.
Human trafficking awareness training to be offered in Niagara County
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 04:30 pm
According to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, New York ranked fifth in the number of reported cases of human trafficking in 2015 and 2016, with nearly 300 reports each year. And yet, experts agree that most cases go unreported.
DEC announces proposed updates to streamline environmental quality reviews
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 04:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Friday announced DEC is releasing for public comment a draft rulemaking package that, if adopted, would make the first update to New York's State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) regulations in more than two decades, preserving the integrity of the program while streamlining the environmental review process.
Pasta, tacos, sandwiches, stews, brews and potluck: It's a week of deliciousness on ABC's 'The Chew'
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 04:20 pm
Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome stars from Broadway, TV, film and the food world to the show on "The Chew," the week of Jan. 16-20 (1 p.m. ET), on the ABC Television Network.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County announces preliminary funding for 101 programs
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 04:20 pm
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) on Friday announced $4,587,000 in yearly funding in support of their 2017-19 investment cycle - contingent upon the outcome of the 2016 fundraising campaign.
Regal Entertainment Group, Paramount Pictures & Values Partnerships announce national effort to share director Denzel Washington's 'Fences' with local communities
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 04:15 pm
Regal Entertainment Group, Paramount Pictures and Values Partnerships announce a new initiative to enable families across the nation to experience director Denzel Washington's "Fences."
Grammy-nominated Matt Hammitt surprises audiences with 'United Again' single release on Inauguration Day
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 04:15 pm
Addressing the current state of division in the nation, Grammy-nominated Matt Hammitt debuts the lyric video for single "United Again" (FCM Records, Seth Mosley), encouraging communities to find strength and unity with God.
Like father, like son: Niagara-Wheatfield's Bradberry succeeding at the varsity level
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 04:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's Jalen Bradberry could play up to five years as a varsity athlete.
Lockport Eats: Shamus restaurant
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 02:05 pm
Tucked away in a charming brick house in downtown Lockport is a restaurant that has become a dining institution. The Shamus restaurant has been operating since 1973 and still serving some of the best dishes in town.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas: Cooper Sign Co. January's 'Member of the Month'
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 11:10 am
Cooper Sign Co. of 7350 Porter Road is the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas' "Member of the Month."
Niagara County IDA approves tax break for NT housing & retail complex
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 11:10 am
Last week, members of the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency voted 7-1 in favor of providing tax break assistance to VisoneCo Site Development for its $20 million housing and retail project planned for North Tonawanda.