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JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition announces semifinalists
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 04:45 pm
After an intense week and a half of review, eight semifinalists have been selected to come to Buffalo and compete in the eighth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, taking place June 6-9. The semifinalists are:
Martha Stewart joins Food Network as newest 'Chopped' judge
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 04:35 pm
Emmy Award-winning television personality, acclaimed cookbook author and trusted lifestyle expert Martha Stewart joins Food Network as a recurring guest judge on "Chopped," beginning Tuesday, June 5 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Maid of the Mist prepares for 133rd consecutive season
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 04:00 pm
Now that the ice run has cleared the lower Niagara River, final preparations are being made to launch the Maid of the Mist's 2018 season, the 133rd consecutive run for one of North America's longest-running tourist attractions.
KeyBank Summer Solstice Celebration returns to Artpark on June 16
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
Artpark & Company celebrates the beginning of summer by transforming the park grounds and the amphitheater into the "KeyBank Summer Solstice Celebration."
Five Star Urgent Care offers healthy living tips for Every Kid Healthy Week, April 23-27
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
To celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week, Five Star Urgent Care has compiled a list of easy-to-adopt tips and habits for parents and guardians to help guide their children in living a healthy, active life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated the last week of April as Every Kid Healthy Week about six years ago as a time to raise awareness of the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning in their children.
ECHDC board approves Outer Harbor projects
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Monday announced plans to move forward on four projects on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The area, via these projects, will see significant investment, starting this May, and going forward for the next few years.
Earth Day 2018: Scouts contribute to cleanup success
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:15 pm
The Tuscarora Heroes Garden Mob was out in force last Saturday for the annual spring cleanup. More than 30 volunteers rolled up their sleeves to help get the pocket park ready for the new season.
Study: IBS patients obtain robust, enduring relief from home-based treatment program - and physicians agree
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:50 pm
In the largest federally funded non-drug clinical trial for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), patients with the most severe and persistent symptoms achieved robust and sustained relief by learning to control symptoms with minimal clinician contact. Led by University at Buffalo researchers in collaboration with colleagues at New York University and Northwestern University, the study was published online before print in Gastroenterology.
UB: Study highlights need for strength training in older women to ward off effects of aging
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:50 pm
Regular physical activity may help older women increase their mobility, but muscle strength and endurance are likely to succumb to the effects of frailty if they haven't also been doing resistance training.
Niagara University presenting summer STEM camps for children
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:50 pm
Niagara University's College of Education is once again offering summer camps intended to engage young people in the practical application of science, technology, engineering and math.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes volunteers for contributing more than 40,000 hours of service
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:35 pm
More than 160 volunteers from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center were honored at the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Friday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Higgins attends ceremony honoring Gwen & Henry Colon
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins participated in a tribute to a married couple whose members both served in the U.S. Navy. Gwen Colon (pronounced: Cologne) was presented with military service medals she and her late-husband, Henry, earned during a combined 35 years of military service.
Niagara University students, alumni presenting 'CAPbaret' in memory of Nick Albano
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:25 pm
Those at Niagara University who knew Nicholas Albano would tell you that he wasn't merely a fan of superheroes - he was a superhero. His powers: love, compassion and kindness.
Higgins presents 100-year-old WWII vet Joseph Lombardo with military service medals, high school diploma
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:10 pm
World War II veteran Joseph Lombardo recently turned 100 years old. Congressman Brian Higgins joined friends and family to celebrate Lombardo's birthday, and to present him with military service medals 72 years overdue.
'American Idol' to make history with first-ever coast-to-coast simul-vote
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 11:40 am
For the first time in the history of American television, a reality-competition series will allow viewers to watch and vote from both coasts simultaneously as "American Idol" is simulcast in all time zones across the country over a three-week span, starting Sunday, April 29 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT/5-7:01 p.m. PDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Another spike for gas prices: Consumers start to feel some pain at the pump
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 11:40 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.76, which is up 5 cents compared to one week ago. One year ago, the price was $2.42. The New York state average is $2.89, which is up 7 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.54.
13th annual Colvin Cleaners Gowns For Prom' distributes record number of gowns, jewelry
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 06:30 pm
The 13th annual Colvin Cleaners 'Gowns For Prom' program, sponsored by The Allstate Foundation and presented by WKSE "KISS" 98.5-AM and host Janet Snyder, distributed a record 877 gowns and nearly 1,000 pieces of hand-made jewelry to high school students from throughout Western New York during distribution over three days last week at Shea's Performing Arts Center.
Studying abroad creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 12:15 pm
Some of one's wildest dreams may seem far-fetched when, in actuality, they are easily attainable. Traveling to different countries is a dream that many people harbor throughout life. Fortunately, colleges have presented opportunities for students to continue their education while striving for once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Before the championships: College recruiting is a business
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 12:00 pm
Picture this: Your name written on a huge digital scoreboard, a red carpet rolled out for you to walk into a giant arena, a room filled with every type of gear you could want - from shoes to shirts to coats - a wooden locker with your name plate on top, and a smiling coach who says, "You are going to be a star here. We will give you everything you want and more."
5 benefits to going vegan
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 11:45 am
As the New Year had been approaching, I was in a crunch to figure out what my New Year's resolution was going to be. Feeling pretty lousy, tired, under the weather, and overall just not myself at the time, I figured attempting to eat healthier and switching up my diet could be a decent start to fixing this problem.
Niagara University comes together in fight against cancer with Relay For Life
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 11:35 am
Cancer is a disease, but not just a disease for one person: It has an enormous impact on the ones who are diagnosed with it, along with their loved ones.
Is organic food better for you?
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 11:05 am
Lauren Krafft, a worker in the produce department at Wegmans, has noticed an increase in organic sales over the past few years. After six years of working with all different produce, she considers herself an expert on different types of produce preparation techniques and their various tastes.
Why not?: The mission and drive behind one of this generation's greatest point guards, Russell Westbrook
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 10:45 am
In 2016, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder had a 3-1 lead in a best of 7 series in the Western Conference Finals on the team that had just posted the best regular season NBA record in history.
Locals put in 'work' in working out for summer
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 10:30 am
It's that time of year where everyone starts to put in the time at the gym to get their wishful "summer bod." Some people will put in hours at the gym to hopefully sculpt the body of their dreams while others will prefer sit and be content with "lifting pizza" from the comfort of their own home.
'Yu-Gi-Oh!': Journey to becoming greatest of all time
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 10:15 am
It's round one of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Atlanta, and I have been preparing for months - practicing hard. The pairings are announced, there is 1,458 duelists in attendance. Unfortunately, out of all those players, I am facing, the best one: Patrick Hoban, a player who has more tops and wins than anyone else in the entire world.
'Fortnite Battle Royale' taking world by storm!
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 09:45 am
Epic Games released a game to the public not knowing how it would go over. Battle royale games have been on the market for a long time and, while they have been consistently popular, games such as "Players Unknown Battleground" and "H1Z1" have been out for a year or so. Still, Epic Games saw something that was missing.
Lake Ontario: Property owners updated on funding
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
"We're working hard for the release of these funds."
Grand Island Board of Education passes $62 million budget, introduces new SROs
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
On the last day allowed by state law, the Grand Island Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt a 2018-19 budget of $62,481,712 Tuesday.
Town of Grand Island to take part in Solarize Campaign
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island will take part in a Solarize Campaign, a program that will make investing in solar power easier and more affordable for local residents and businesses. Project leader Councilwoman Bev Kinney and vice leader Councilwoman Jennifer Baney have put together a team of community leaders to spearhead the campaign.
Grand Island Town Board: Work begins on West River Connector Trail
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
As work on converting the West River Parkway into the West River Connector Trail began April 16, residents long opposed to the parkway closure went to Town Hall for one last-ditch effort to keep it open.
From eyesore to eye-catcher: Holiday Inn Express to open in May in former Dunlop site
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
Developer Jayesh R. Patel is on the threshold of turning the long-vacant Dunlop building into a vibrant, new hotel on the north end of Grand Island.
Encore for Evie raises over $2K
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 06:55 am
Audience members at an encore presentation of the St. Stephen's Parish Players production of "The Lion King Jr." were bidding on front row seats to see a show dedicated to a 6-year-old actress in the show.
Island Ship Center has new hours
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 06:55 am
Fahim Mojawalla of Island Ship Center was in Atlanta studying ways to improve his business when he realized his company had consistency in brand and consistency in message. He needed consistency in hours of operation, too.
PHOTOS: Chamber Gala, back at Niagara Falls Country Club, bigger than ever
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 11:35 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala returned to the Niagara Falls Country Club on Thursday, and the brand-new ballroom was jampacked. Business leaders, elected officials, residents, guests and friends arrived to show their support for the local commerce, tourism and events agency.
United Way: Buffalo Bills Nathan Peterman & Dion Dawkins visit Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 10:40 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara, in partnership with General Motors Components Holdings of Lockport, welcomed Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman and offensive tackle Dion Dawkins to the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara Falls on Friday.
Chamber of Commerce hosts ribbon-cutting for Wilson House
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 10:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday for the newly opened Wilson House Restaurant & Inn, located at 300 Lake St.
'The Chew' Crew is going back to its roots to celebrate family heritage through food
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:55 pm
Katie Couric, Yvonne Strahovski, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Jurnee, Jussie, Jake and Jazz Smollett, Ray Liotta, Katharine McPhee and chef Alexander Smalls joining in the kitchen fun.
Owl City announces 'Cinematic' North American tour
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:55 pm
Owl City on Friday announced the "Cinematic Tour" - his first North American tour in more than three years. Kicking off this September in Milwaukee, the tour will bring Owl City (Adam Young) to 24 markets across North America in support of his new album - "Cinematic" - which is slated for release on June 1.
14 become 10 on 'American Idol'
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:50 pm
After solo and celebrity duet performances with the top 24 contestants, the judges narrowed down the field to the top 14 finalists. Now the judges are handing over the reigns to America to start voting on who they want to crown the next "American Idol," as the search for America's next superstar continues on its new home on America's network, The ABC Television Network, Sunday, April 22 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand.
'Jeopardy!' College Championship crowns winner
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:50 pm
Dhruv Gaur, a freshman at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, won the "Jeopardy!" College Championship on Friday, claiming the $100,000 grand prize and earning a berth in the next edition of the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions.
 

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