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'September of Surprises' as 'The Chew' kicks off season 6
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:45 pm
The co-hosts - Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly, Daphne Oz and Carla Hall - reveal how they spent their summers and welcome celebrities, including country superstars Florida Georgia Line, Justin Bartha, Regina Hall and Freddie Prinze Jr.
State Transportation Department announces GEICO sponsorship of 'Text Stops'
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll announced GEICO is sponsoring "Text Stops" along state highways operated by the department, helping to discourage texting while driving and providing nearly $1.3 million in revenue to New York over the next five years.
Niagara County welcomes newest Hampton Inn by Hilton to Lockport
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
Hilton Worldwide's Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn by Hilton Lockport-Buffalo.
Jackie Chan, Anne V. Coates, Lynn Stalmaster, Frederick Wiseman to receive Academy's 2016 Governors Awards
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night to present Honorary Awards to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.
Buffalo State receives Insight into Diversity Award for 4th year
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
Buffalo State College has received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
Music in action
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
U.S. Pacific Fleet Band Musician 1st Class Brian Tuczynski, from Buffalo, plays trumpet during a Pacific Partnership 2016 reception aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).
68th Emmy Awards announces presenters
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 09:30 am
The first group of this year's Emmy Awards presenters, representing the entertainment industry's biggest stars from various television program genres, has been confirmed to appear at the 68th Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Sunday, Sept. 18, on the ABC Television Network. These presenters include:
OctoberFest burger and beer pairing returns to Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 09:20 am
It's time to raise a stein in honor of Munich's biggest tradition: Oktoberfest. Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, is celebrating authentic, German-inspired flavors with the return of its burger and beer duet, ideal for any fall flavor or Oktoberfest-themed roundups.
Fridays heat up when 18 new chefs enter 'Hell's Kitchen'
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 07:20 pm
Meet the new batch of 18 ambitious chefs willing to face host, executive producer and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay on the season 16 premiere of "Hell's Kitchen," airing Friday, Sept. 23 (8-9:01 PM ET/PT), on FOX.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Artpark says 'Bye-Bye' to 'Tuesday in the Park' season with Canadian music icons
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 05:10 pm
There were no war machines or ghetto scenes, but colored lights sure did hypnotize and sparkle in the audience's eyes as Burton Cummings, April Wine and Buffy Saint-Marie closed out the "Tuesday in the Park" season at Artpark.
'Cultural Connections' events at Canalside to showcase local arts in unexpected ways
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 04:45 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced a collaboration with Spectra Venue Management for a two "Cultural Connections" events taking place Fridays, Sept. 2 and 9, at Canalside.
Ortt delivers a total of $62,500 to Niagara County libraries
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 04:00 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $62,500 Wednesday to public libraries throughout the western portion of Niagara County.
ABC signs expansive new agreement to broadcast the Oscars
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:45 pm
ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that they have expanded their agreement for eight more years, in which the network will remain home to the Oscars, Hollywood's biggest entertainment ceremony of the year, through 2028.
Ad Club of Buffalo Becomes AAF Buffalo
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:45 pm
The Advertising Club of Buffalo, the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, has changed its name to AAF Buffalo. With the change, the club is joining other chapters of the AAF to better align itself with the parent association.
Office of Mental Health announces loan repayment program to attract psychiatrists to New York psychiatric centers
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:40 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health today announced applications are being accepted for the Doctors Across New York (DANY) Psychiatrist Loan Repayment Program. This incentive offers up to $150,000 in tax-free reimbursement for psychiatrists with active student loan debt who agree to serve at a New York State Office of Mental Health psychiatric center for at least five years.
Historic Riviera Theatre hosts Gene Wilder Tribute
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:40 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre is saddened to hear of the passing of movie icon Gene Wilder. To pay tribute to Wilder, the Historic Riviera Theatre will feature "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" (1971) at 5 p.m. and "Blazing Saddles" (1974) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, on the venue's silver screen.
Niagara Falls: Precious Plate Co. family picnic raises $3,500 for WNY Heroes
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 12:40 pm
Aug. 27 not only had beautiful weather - 88 degrees to be exact - but it was a fun-filled, successful day, too, as the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Chessy Prout & PAVE launch '#IHaveTheRightTo' survivor campaign
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 02:25 pm
Tuesday morning, nearly two years after being assaulted, 17-year-old Chessy Prout came forward to share her survival story with millions in an emotional exclusive "Today Show" interview with Savannah Guthrie.
Kenny G completes #22PushUpChallenge to help bring attention to issue of veteran suicide
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 02:25 pm
Kenny G has joined the growing list of celebrities, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Chris Evans, Anna Faris, Chris Pratt and Kevin Bacon, who have completed the #22PushUpChallenge to help bring awareness to the issue of veteran suicide.
Old Fort Niagara: Interpretive ideas exchange with visit from Fort Michilimackinac staff
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 02:20 pm
Old Fort Niagara will welcome interpretive staff members from Colonial Fort Michilimackinac, who will arrive this afternoon to observe and join OFN staff in presenting daily programming later today through Thursday morning.
Mike Tirico & Dhani Jones join 2016 Notre Dame Football on NBC broadcast team
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 02:20 pm
Mike Tirico and veteran NFL linebacker Dhani Jones will join Notre Dame Football on NBC play-by-play announcer Dan Hicks, analyst Doug Flutie, sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen, and pre-game and halftime show host Liam McHugh for NBC's coverage of the 2016 Notre Dame Football season.
Buffalo State earns top 30 national ranking from Washington Monthly Magazine
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 11:35 am
SUNY Buffalo State ranks 26th nationally in Washington Monthly magazine's 2016 master's universities rankings released Monday.
UB Center for the Arts announces fall 2016 performances
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 11:35 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces its fall 2016 season. Tickets are on sale now at the Center for the Arts box office.
Niagara County Peach Queen contestants participating in community service
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 11:30 am
The Niagara County Peach Queen contestants have participated in many community service activities and events in August, all of which have centered on teamwork and getting to know each other better.
Dolly Parton's 'Pure & Simple' debuts at No. 1
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 11:30 am
World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton has a worldwide No. 1 album to celebrate this week. The superstar's new release, "Pure & Simple," debuted at No. 1 not only in the U.S., but also on the national country charts in Canada, U.K. and Australia.
ABC announces this season's 'Dancing with the Stars' celebrity cast
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 10:00 am
The celebrity cast of "Dancing with the Stars" is slipping on its dancing shoes and getting ready for the first dance on the ballroom floor, as the 23rd season kicks off Monday, Sept. 12 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
20th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo-Niagara a Peach Festival weekend highlight
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc., a licensed local affiliate of The National Down Syndrome Society, announces the 20th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo-Niagara will take place in the family-oriented Niagara County Peach Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Marble Orchard Ghost Walks coming soon
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston's Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past, as well as its gloriously creepy present. Lurking behind Lewiston's serene facade lies a shadowy past filled with nightmarish spirits, ominous events and haunted buildings.
NBC's 'The New Celebrity Apprentice,' 'Grimm' and 'Emerald City' receive January debut dates
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 06:15 pm
Launching the new year in dramatic style, NBC has set January 2017 premiere dates for three key midseason series: "The New Celebrity Apprentice," now in Los Angeles and starring master of the boardroom Arnold Schwarzenegger; "Grimm," which will begin its sixth and final season; and the epic, romantic and wondrous "Emerald City."
Erie County DA Flaherty: Drink and drive, lose your ride
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 04:15 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced his office will be implementing a new driving while intoxicated policy that calls for confiscating the vehicle of anyone who is facing a second felony DWI arrest.
Aquarium of Niagara: New hours of operation begin Sept. 7
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 03:05 pm
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Aquarium of Niagara will shift its daily hours of operation to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.). The venue is open seven days a week.
Canisius presents 'Poland and the EU in Wake of Brexit'
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 02:55 pm
Canisius College presents "Poland and the EU in the Wake of Brexit," a lecture by Slawomir Józefowicz, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Regis Room North on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center.
Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale lead 12 hopeless bakers in intense boot camp on Food Network's 'Worst Bakers in America'
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 02:45 pm
Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale have drafted 12 of the most disastrous bakers in the country for a grueling baking boot camp on Food Network's "Worst Bakers in America."
Experience #TMNTEvolution at Fan Expo Canada 2016
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 02:25 pm
Fans of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" will not be disappointed at Fan Expo Canada from Sept. 1-4 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 01:25 pm
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s annual family-friendly holiday show, returns Dec. 9-10 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
VIDEO: Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival Saturday highlights
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:25 pm
The 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Village of Lewiston over the weekend. Live jazz music could be heard across five stages, while food vendors offered delicious samples of restaurant fare. The weekend also included a large jewelry tent sale and educational initiatives.
Village of Lewiston Recreation Department hosts program fair
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring a recreation program fair during the community yard sale on Saturday, Sep. 17, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Gardens of Compassion event Aug. 31
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. and St. James United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls are presenting the final community event at the Gardens of Compassion on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Darryl Whitcomb at the Lighthouse
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
Starfield recording artist Darryl Whitcomb debuts at The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.
WGRZ's Heather Prusak starter for 38th annual Niagara County Peach Festival 5K Run
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
WGRZ-TV Channel 2 sports reporter and anchor Heather Prusak will be the official starter for the 38th annual Niagara County Peach festival 5K Run on Saturday, Sept. 10, on Center Street in Lewiston.
 

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