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Open Arms WNY to host 'Comedy for a Cause'
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 07:00 am
Comedy fans can enjoy April Fool's Day with a night filled with laughs as Open Arms WNY, a new nonprofit based out of Lockport, hosts its first stand-up comedy night, "Comedy for a Cause." The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. April 1, in the club-like atmosphere of the Kenan Center's Taylor Theatre, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
HS hoops: Grand Island moves on
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 10:25 pm
In front of a jam-packed Grand Island High School on Friday, the Vikings defeated the Sweet Home Panthers 45-40.
HS hoops: Niagara Falls survives late scare from Lockport
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 11:00 am
In front of the Lockport faithful at the "Lions Den," the Niagara Falls Wolverines defeated the Lockport Lions, 48-45, on Friday.
People Inc. teams up with Buffalo Sabres to host recruitment rally
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 09:55 am
People Inc. has teamed up with the Buffalo Sabres to host a recruitment rally on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Lexus Club at the KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo.
Super Monday Championships scheduled for Feb. 27
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Western New York's top high school hockey teams will face off for the Super Monday High School Federation Hockey Championships on Monday, Feb. 27, at KeyBank Center.
Obituary: Former LPD chief, prominent businessman Frank M. Wasko dies
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Frank M. Wasko passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at his home in Orlando, at age 86.
Obituary: Shirley A. Jones
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Shirley A. Jones of Lewiston passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda.
Grand Island Town Board: Baney announces candidacy
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Jennifer Baney of Grand Island has announced a potential candidacy for Grand Island Town Council.
Coyote coexistence on Grand Island
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Coyote sightings are not uncommon in Grand Island and at this time of year. When foliage is bare, you may easily see coyotes more often. Coyotes are afraid of people and typically avoid interactions, but with the timing of their natural life cycle, seasonal changes, and changes in their habitats and surroundings, these factors may bring coyotes into sight and contact more often.
'Gowns For Prom' in need of dresses, shoes, volunteers
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The 12th annual "Gowns For Prom" program, sponsored by Colvin Cleaners and presented by Allstate, is seeking donations of new or gently used formal gowns, shoes and accessories of any size. These items are cleaned by Colvin Cleaners and provided free of charge to young ladies in area high schools who are unable to afford a prom gown.
Chamber Awards Gala: Sanger Farms & Bakery recognized
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Sanger Farms & Bakery as recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award. The Youngstown Business and Professional Association assists the chamber in providing a business nomination that has shown dedication and service to the Youngstown community.
Pasta Sauce-Off 2017 promises to be biggest yet
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
When 14-year-old Islanders Jessica Flash and Allyson Nemeth tell people they're holding a big fundraiser, they can tell some people have their doubts.
Tonawanda native supports naval aviation modernization
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:45 am
A Kenmore East High School graduate and Tonawanda native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Commander Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CSFWP). Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Burket works as an aviation ordnanceman and operates out of Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California.
Guardians & Avengers team up for epic, one-hour 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy' season 2 premiere on Disney XD
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:45 am
"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy," the action-packed, animated space adventure following a ragtag band of disparate misfits, will debut its second season with a one-hour telecast featuring back-to-back episodes, Saturday, March 11 (9 p.m. EST), on Disney XD.
Higgins supports push for swift action to prevent & respond to threats against Jewish community centers
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined over 150 Members of Congress in a letter calling on federal law enforcement and justice agencies to swiftly address the circumstances leading to multiple bomb threats to Jewish community centers nationwide.
Niagara University establishes Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:30 am
Niagara University announced Friday the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution's commitment to diversity and social justice.
Cuomo, Hochul announce start of Aquarium of Niagara penguin exhibit
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the groundbreaking of a $3.3 million penguin exhibit at the Aquarium of Niagara. This exhibit will allow the aquarium to add new programming and interactive features to the already popular attraction, while providing a state-of-the-art habitat for the colony of Humboldt penguins.
Youngstown gets update on Discover Niagara Shuttle
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:45 pm
The Discover Niagara Shuttle is a go for 2017.
Northwest Bank to sponsor Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival on Aug. 25-26
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 05:10 pm
This year, the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival has partnered with Northwest Bank to present the 16th annual festival. The event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26.
Village of Lewiston makes plans for summer
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:55 pm
In the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday, trustees started to make plans for summer. They agreed to continue working with charitable organizations, approved a handful of longstanding outdoor events, and pledged support for a newer tourism endeavor.
Black Balloon Day is March 6
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:45 pm
Members of the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force's Family & Consumer Support Advocacy Section, along with the West Side Youth Development Coalition, will remember and pay tribute to individuals who have succumbed to opioid addiction in Erie County.
Obituary: Harold E. Tyson Jr.
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:40 pm
The Rev. Harold Tyson Jr. died Feb. 17, 2017, at the age of 86 in Brookdale Kenmore under Hospice care after a long and fulfilling life.
Obituary: Betty A. (Fose) Marshall
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:40 pm
Grand Island resident Betty A. (Fose) Marshall went to be with her Lord on Feb. 21, 2017.
Grand Island Board of Education: Budget process begins with eye on continuing 'community mandates'
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:35 pm
Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Graham said one goal in crafting the 2017-18 school budget is to retain all community mandated student programs that currently exist in the 2016-17 budget.
Ribbon-cutting for DD Sewing & Embroidery
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:30 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held a ribbon cutting on Feb. 15 at DD Sewing & Embroidery in North Tonawanda.
Former NT council members honored by city, county and state
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:30 pm
During Tuesday's City of North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, Phillip R. "Russ" Rizzo, former 1st Ward alderman and former council president, and Cathy Schwandt, former alderman-at-large, were honored for their years of service to the city.
Restaino announces run for Town of Niagara town justice
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:25 pm
Town of Niagara attorney Anthony L. Restaino recently announced his candidacy for town justice in the Town of Niagara. The seat will be vacated at the end of this year upon the retirement of Town Justice John Teixeira.
Wheatfield Business Association installs 2017 officers
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:25 pm
On Feb.13, the Wheatfield Business Association 2017 officers and board members were installed to their respective positions.
OUN receives NYSARC Trust Services grant
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:25 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara received a $12,500 grant from the NYSARC Trust Services Board towards recreational opportunities for more than 150 local individuals supported by the agency with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Prints for Progress draws biggest crowd yet
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:20 pm
Pints for Progress No. 20 staged what was perhaps its best-attended event yet, Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA. Presented by #LiveNF along with Niagara Falls Community Development, Pints for Progress No. 20 drew a crowd of close to 130 at the Hard Rock.
Not2Shabby opens on Oliver Street
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:15 pm
Not2Shabby business owner Laurie Essenburg opened up shop last recently at 287 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
Fashion Outlets: Walk to benefit American Heart Association
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:15 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls, USA, in partnership with the Western New York Chapter of the American Heart Association, will host the "One Heart One Mile Winter Wellness Walk" Saturday, Feb. 25, in recognition of American Heart Month.
Balance Yoga of WNY, Body Be Well Solutions open in NT
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:00 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas recently held a ribbon-cutting for the new combined location of two of its members: Balance Yoga of WNY and Body Be Well Solutions.
Carla Hall's Oscar report, Tim McGraw and more on 'The Chew'
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 02:00 pm
On "The Chew," Feb. 27 through March 3, Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome celebrities from music, TV, film and the culinary world. The show airs at 1 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network.
Falcons stumble late: Clarence's big fourth quarter ends Niagara-Wheatfield's season
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 01:15 pm
In front of the home crowd, the Clarence Red Devils defeated the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons 76-64 in the first round of the class AA sectional playoffs on Wednesday.
Falls church takes ashes to street
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 01:15 pm
On Ash Wednesday, March 1, St. Peter's Episcopal Church will offer "Ashes to Go," a new approach to the centuries-old Christian tradition.
Get 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' on March 24 on digital HD, or on Blu-ray April 4
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 01:10 pm
Announced Wednesday on "The Star Wars Show" and StarWars.com, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" will be coming home on digital HD on March 24 and Blu-ray on April 4. This news comes on the heels of the start of production announcement of the untitled "Han Solo Star Wars Story."
Turner partners with American Black Film Festival to launch new writing contest
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 01:10 pm
Global media company Turner is partnering with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on a new writing contest designed to discover fresh writing talent from racially diverse backgrounds. Through the ABFF & Turner Writing Contest, writers with no professional television experience are invited to submit pilot scripts for comedy or drama series.
From Alzheimer's to autism, nuclear neurology could launch revolution in diagnosing and treating brain diseases
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 01:10 pm
When applied to the brain, nuclear medicine techniques reveal critical information about the progression of the most devastating diseases, from Alzheimer's to traumatic brain injury.
Elderwood sponsors free LCA concerts
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:10 pm
Elderwood at Wheatfield is supporting the efforts of Lewiston Council on the Arts by sponsoring the "Blue Mondays" and "Bluegrass Mondays" concerts in Lewiston.