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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.
Aquarium of Niagara: New fall hours, new program prices
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
After Labor Day, the Aquarium of Niagara will close at 5:30 p.m. with last admittance at 5 p.m. Daily opening is 9 a.m.
Park Rangers add resources to Erie County parks
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, Chief of Police Services for the Erie County Sheriff's Office Scott Joslyn, Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services Gregory Butcher and community members at Chestnut Ridge Park to introduce three new parks personnel, a supervising Park Ranger and two Park Rangers.
Community mental health training offered at Niagara University
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:55 pm
Recent tragedies in Charleston, South Carolina, and Aurora, Colorado, have exacerbated the need to educate the general public on how to identify and respond to mental illness, both in the workplace and in everyday situations.
First Niagara announces $150,000 microloan investment to serve small business owners in Buffalo
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:55 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. announced it is providing microloan funding for the Westminster Economic Development Initiative to boost small business creation on Buffalo's West Side.
Area musicians and actors collaborate to present Curtain Up! Weekend concert to benefit Give for Greatness
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:55 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in partnership with actors and organizations from the Buffalo theater community, will present "The Best of Broadway" at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle Buffalo.
Aquarium of Niagara coordinating Great Lakes Beach Sweep in Niagara County
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:30 pm
The 30th annual Great Lakes Beach Sweep is Saturday, Sept. 19. The Aquarium of Niagara is coordinating the Niagara County portion of this large-scale environmental cleanup from 10 a.m. until noon.
The Afters release new single 'Live On Forever'
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:30 pm
Dove Award-winning band The Afters has released a brand new single, "Live On Forever," which is already being played at 40 radio stations across AC and CHR formats. The single, written about Heaven, is the first from the band's forthcoming fifth studio album, which is set to release Feb. 12, 2016.
The more the merrier for animals that synchronize their behavior
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:10 pm
Social interaction could be the mechanism that allows animals living in groups to synchronize their activities, whether it's huddling for warmth or offering protection from predators.
Celebrate the harvest with Niagara Wine Trail
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 04:00 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is welcoming the harvest with its annual Harvest Festival Sept. 25-27. Participants will be greeted with seasonal food and wine pairings at each of the 20 participating wineries.
37th annual Niagara County Peach Festival 5K Run Saturday, Sept. 12
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Saturday, Sept. 12, will mark the 37th annual Niagara County Peach Festival 5K Run.
Higgins, Dyster announce federal grant to support police officers and equipment
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster joined Niagara Falls Police Chief Bryan DalPorto to announce a federal grant totaling $45,666 for the City of Niagara Falls from the United States Department of Justice.
British pop sensation Little Mix to perform with 'America's Got Talent' finalists AcroArmy for Sept. 9 semifinal results show
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 03:50 pm
International breakthrough group Little Mix will perform their newest single, "Black Magic," accompanied by season 9 finalists and USA acrobatic gymnasts AcroArmy during the live results show of "America's Got Talent" on Wednesday, Sept. 9 (8-9 p.m. ET) from Radio City Music Hall.
Niagara County leaders call Bridgestone project 'huge win'
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 03:50 pm
County economic development officials released the following statements in response to media inquiries about a planned 65,000-square-foot Bridgestone manufacturing facility in the county's Vantage International Point industrial park.
Collins helps secure $167,340 in grants for three local fire companies
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 03:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins has announced $167,340 in federal funding for three local fire companies: Rapids Fire Co., located in Niagara County, will receive $64,029; Clarence Fire District No. 1, located in Erie County, will receive $63,456; and Shelby Fire Co., located in Orleans County, will receive $39,855.
Art auction cancelled
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 02:30 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Community Missions' 2015 art auction slated for Friday, Sept. 18, is cancelled. The art auction house indicated its minimum number of required tickets have not been reserved or confirmed; rescheduling the event at this time is not optional.
Labor Day pet-friendly getaway? Tips for a safe road trip
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Planning to hit the road with your pet for a Labor Day getaway? Before you pack up your car and your pet, be sure to heed these pet travel tips for the road to help ensure your four-legged companion is happy and safe:
Energy savings come to light across Erie County
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:15 pm
Erie County is poised to reap thousands of dollars in annual energy savings following the installation of new, efficient lighting at the Edward A. Rath county office building and at Old County Hall.
Carrie Underwood, 11 NFL players star in 'Waiting All Day for Sunday Night' debuting Sept. 13 on 'Sunday Night Football'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:15 pm
Eleven NFL players will join seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood for her performance of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the opening theme for primetime television's No. 1 program, "Sunday Night Football" on NBC.
Skillet garners third RIAA certified platinum single as 'Awake & Alive' sells over 1 million digital copies
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:15 pm
Multi-platinum Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet recently garnered yet another hit as their No. 1 active rock single "Awake & Alive" has received RIAA platinum certification having sold more than 1 million digital copies. The Billboard Music Award winners have sold over 11 million albums and singles in the U.S. alone.
Collins announces $144,760 grant for Adams Fire Co.
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $144,760 in federal funding for the Adams Fire Co. located on Nash Road in North Tonawanda.
Elderwood joins HEALTHeLINK
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
HEALTHeLINK today announced Elderwood is the latest long-term care facility to participate in Western New York's clinical information exchange. This includes Elderwood's 12 local assisted living and skilled nursing facilities located in Amherst, Cheektowaga, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lancaster, West Seneca, Wheatfield and Williamsville.
Atlas Genius unveils official video for 'Molecules'
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
Atlas Genius new album, "Inanimate Objects" - the follow-up to the band's breakthrough debut, "When It Was Now" - is out now and available HERE. The band has unveiled the official video for the first single, "Molecules." Directed by longtime collaborator Claire Marie Vogel, it can be viewed HERE.
Goo Goo Dolls visit Music is Art Festival
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
A special appearance by Buffalo's own Goo Goo Dolls will highlight this year's 13th annual Music is Art Festival on Saturday, Sept. 12. The free event runs from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. in Delaware Park behind the Albright Knox Art Gallery.
Niagara University junior crowned National American Miss New York
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
Niagara University Sarah Volmy was crowned 2015 National American Miss New York at the state pageant held last month in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Lehrer Dance with 10,000 Maniacs at UB
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:10 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, will present Lehrer Dance with 10,000 Maniacs at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank. There will be a pre-performance talk at 7:15 p.m.
Rocky's Pizza Too! holding 5th birthday
Wed, Sep 2nd 2015 03:00 pm
Rocky's Pizza Too! is celebrating its fifth anniversary in business in Ransomville today.
ECO Nathan VerHague honored as top New York environmental conservation officer
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 05:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Officer (ECO) Nathan VerHague was named the 2014 New York Officer of the Year by the Northeast Conservation Law Enforcement Chiefs Association.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends more than $8 million in funding projects
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:45 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted Tuesday to recommend $8,480,000 in funding to five Western New York enterprises. The WNYPPAB recommendations build on the momentum and capitalize on the strategies laid out in the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council strategic plan and the "Buffalo Billion" investment development plan.
Buffalo Sabres: Full schedule announced for Prospects Challenge
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the full tournament schedule for the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, later this month at First Niagara Center and HARBORCENTER.
College is in session: National Grid offers lessons in saving energy and money as classes resume
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:20 pm
The scent of fresh notebook paper and dry-erase markers in the air signals it's time for "Back to School."
Back to school: Skin Cancer Foundation offers sun-safety tips
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:15 pm
While sun protection is often associated with hot summer days, harmful ultraviolet rays are present year-round and can be just as dangerous on the schoolyard as they are at the beach.
'Teachers' Night Out' at Buffalo History Museum
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:15 pm
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, The Buffalo History Museum will host an open house to introduce new resources and teaching tools for Western New York teachers to explore.
New partnership between Erie County social services, school districts places CPS workers in local schools
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today announced an initiative to increase collaboration between the Erie County Department of Social Services and local suburban school districts.
Niagara Greenway Commission agenda amendment and meetings announced
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 03:00 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 15, to determine the consistency of the 46th round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at The Niawanda Park Pavilion, 600 Niagara St., Tonawanda. The executive committee meeting will precede the general meeting at 2 p.m.
Sidewalk Prophets deliver 'Something Different'
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 02:50 pm
Critics are praising Dove Award winning Sidewalk Prophets for their release of "Something Different," heralding it as the band's "best work to date."
Ace Frehley of KISS to perform at UB
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 02:50 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Ace Frehley at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21. Tickets ($42.50, $35.50, $29.50) are on sale now. Buffalo-based band KLEAR will open the concert.
Donald Trump to discuss presidential campaign on 'The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon'
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 02:40 pm
Late-night leader "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" is kicking off the fall season with a Sept. 8-11 lineup chock full of musical superstars as well as a certain presidential candidate making a few headlines these days.
'So You Think You Can Dance': Top four compete for America's vote Monday, Sept. 7, on FOX
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 02:40 pm
On Monday, "So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley announced Gaby Diaz and Hailee Payne are the top two stage finalists and Virgil Gadson and Jana "Jaja" Vankova are the top two street finalists, moving one step closer to being named "America's Favorite Dancer."

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