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Niagara Falls: Annual 'Halloween Happenings' at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Oct 13th 2017 06:10 pm
Follow the yellow brick road through the Aquarium of Niagara from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, for "Halloween Happenings."
New Jingle Falls USA event announced at Niagara Falls Visitors Center
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 12:50 pm
Representatives of Niagara Falls gathered at the Niagara Falls Vistor Center to announce Jingle Falls USA, a series of holiday activities and celebrations that will appeal to families and attract guests.
'Give for Greatness' 2017 grant applications now being accepted
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 12:00 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced grant applications are now being accepted for its Give for Greatness program. Grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.
Susan G. Komen awards UB engineer $450,000 for cancer imaging research
Wed, Oct 11th 2017 05:55 pm
Soon, more women will have access to breast cancer screening that can detect breast cancer earlier, thanks to an imaging tool being developed by University at Buffalo researcher Jun Xia.
Bishop Malone to celebrate Mass at new-look St. Peter's
Tue, Oct 10th 2017 06:00 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving and dedication of the recently completed renovations to St. Peter R.C. Church and School in Lewiston at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. A catered reception will follow in the school gym and cafeteria, 620 Center St. All are welcome to attend.
Serving the community: Lewiston fire crews stage quick response in village
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston fire crews are credited with staging a quick response to a structure fire in the village late last month. The Sept. 29 call on the 400 block of Plain Street involved a garage structure fire, fully engulfed in a historical section on the village's west side - an area of well-maintained residences, the nearby Lewiston Historical Museum and numerous businesses around the block on the Center Street strip.
WWE Superstar Mickie James to receive special honors at 17th annual NAMA ceremony
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:20 am
The Native American Music Awards & Association has announced WWE Superstar and SMG Recording Artist Mickie James (Powhatan) will be inducted into the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame during the 17th annual Native American Music Awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
'Chicago P.D.': Tracy Spiridakos a welcome addition to intelligence unit
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 07:00 pm
If you're a fan of NBC's "Chicago P.D.," you were cheering when you learned Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) had joined the team, and the cast, on a permanent basis.
A lighter 'Blacklist' in store for fans this season
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:25 pm
After last season's "holy crap!" of a finale, "The Blacklist" returned Wednesday with a lighter, funnier episode.
Hard Rock serves up 'Poppy Burger' inspired by release of 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:35 pm
This fall, guests can combat hunger at Hard Rock Café by sinking their teeth into a blockbuster-inspired burger offered in partnership with MARV Films & Twentieth Century Fox. In celebration of the new release, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," Hard Rock is offering the new "Poppy Burger" at select locations around the world (through Friday, Oct. 6. The "Poppy Burger" is a "dangerously delicious" take on the man-made burger prepared by the motion picture's villain, Poppy, played by Julianne Moore.
ESD announces start of New York's 2017 fall foliage season
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced the start of the 2017 fall foliage season in New York, coinciding the start of autumn and the "I Love New York" weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the popular #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York's picturesque autumn locations and attractions.
St. Peter's to bless the beasts
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
"There are two models in this world for unconditional love," says The Rev. Dr. Howard Whitaker of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. "One is God. The other is a good dog."
Castellani Art Museum fall fundraiser, 'CAMfest,' set for Saturday, Oct. 14
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 03:10 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its fall fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 14, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The museum is calling this new event "CAMfest," and described it as a fun and casual event featuring a variety of hearty hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and live music by the Custode & Parisi Jazz Duo.
Schneiderman reminds New Yorkers of charitable giving tips in response to Hurricane Irma
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued an alert reminding New Yorkers to consider consulting the office's charitable giving tips before making a donation to support organizations assisting the victims of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey.
Great Lakes Real Estate donates to Lewiston Peace Garden
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Great Lakes Real Estate recently donated a bench to the International Peace Garden located between Center Street and Ridge Road. GLRE contributed the piece of furniture upon learning there was a need during the Memorial Day parade preparations.
Roaming Table tastefully pairs Lewiston's history, food
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 10:00 am
The Roaming Table, Lewiston's food tasting and historical walking tour, is a veritable smorgasbord of culinary delights, complete with a recounting of olden days and anecdotal tales from the village's storied past. Guests relish the unique opportunity to learn about the heroes and villains of yesteryear, the inspiration for two monuments, and the incredible efforts to free slaves.
WNY high school football broadcasts to air on MSG Network
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 05:10 pm
As announced Thursday on "The John Murphy Show" on MSG Network and WGR Sports Radio 550, Pegula Sports and Entertainment will produce a series of Western New York high school football games presented by the DENT Concussion Center focusing on teams from the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association. The games will take place at New Era Field and air live on MSG Network and OneBuffalo.com. Chris Brown will call play-by-play and Donald Jones will serve as analyst.
Buffalo Sabres: Season kick-off luncheon set for Oct. 3
Wed, Sep 6th 2017 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team's season kick-off luncheon will take place Tuesday, Oct. 3. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
PHOTOS: Nerds Gone Wild, John Kay & Steppenwolf at Artpark
Wed, Aug 30th 2017 11:55 pm
Artpark & Company billed the final "Tuesdays in the Park" concert of 2017 as a '70s-meets-'80s night of music. The event featured Nerds Gone Wild and John Kay & Steppenwolf.
BBB offers tips to those donating to hurricane victims
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:05 pm
Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people who want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who need it most.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band headlining fundraiser for Lew-Port students
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:30 pm
The famous Summer of '69 All-Star Band will hit the Lewiston Stone House stage Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise funds for the Lewiston-Porter High School music scholarship program. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 755 Center St.
Precious Plate & Precision Process company family picnic raises $4,000 for WNY Heroes
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 07:10 pm
This summer has been unpredictable in terms of weather. However, on Aug. 13, the weather could not have been any more perfect. It was a fun-filled, successful day, too, as the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Ortt, Jacobs, Morinello, Dutchess County executive team up for ThinkDIFFERENTLY awareness campaign
Sat, Aug 19th 2017 03:10 pm
In a joint effort to promote social acceptance and inclusiveness of individuals of all abilities, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, U.S. Sen. Chris Jacobs and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello teamed up with Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro ON Friday for his ThinkDIFFERENTLY campaign.
Safe boating with your pet during the 'dog days' of August
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:30 pm
Time on the water can be an enjoyable summer activity, but when it comes to ensuring a safe family outing, don't forget your furry companions.
Chris Brown honored by Artpark & Company
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 05:55 pm
Artpark & Company recently announced a special dedication in honor of the late Christopher H. Brown, its former board chairman.
On Purple Heart Day, Higgins presents medals recognizing sacrifices of 2 Army veterans
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 09:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined local Vietnam War veteran Mykola "Nick" Shwec and the family of late Korean War veteran Michael "Mike" Licata on Monday at the Purple Heart Memorial, along the Walk of Heroes, at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park. On National Purple Heart Day, Higgins was there to honor the service and sacrifice of both Purple Heart recipients, and all veterans.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake raises thousands for Niagara Hospice
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 03:00 pm
The 18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise and Clambake, held July 14, continued its tradition of lively entertainment, food and leisurely sailing, all to benefit Niagara Hospice patients. The event, now in its 18th year, raised funds to support the programs and services of Niagara Hospice. A skipper's check presentation will be in October at Niagara Hospice.
VIDEO: Ortt announces $1 million for hospital projects in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Tuesday announced he secured a total of $1 million for infrastructure projects at three local hospitals. He said the funding will serve as a catalyst for economic growth and job creation. It secured by Ortt as part of the 2017-18 state budget, and supports projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda and Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
Community celebrates 51 years of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston owes its reputation for being a thriving arts community to the annual Lewiston Art Festival. Sponsored by Lewiston Council on the Arts and now in its 51st year, the festival has been named top cultural destination/summer festival showcase event by a handful of national publications.
BPO returned to Artpark with 'Broadway Today!'
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 05:25 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed its "Broadway Today!" show at Artpark, inside the Mainstage Theater, on Friday, July 21. Stefan Sanders conducted the show.
'Soldiers of the Revolution' at Fort Niagara: American Revolution on Niagara Frontier to be re-enacted
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:40 am
Old Fort Niagara will share American Revolution history with the public on Aug. 5-6, when it presents "Soldiers of the Revolution" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. This re-enactment complements the daily summer programming currently happening at the fort, which features the British occupation of the fort from 1775-83.
'Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge' crowns a winner
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 09:10 am
The "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" season concluded with a two-hour finale on Sunday, in which six teams faced off in semifinal heats in hopes of competing as one of the top three teams to race against each other on the most demanding Spartan course ever devised.
PHOTOS: Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents 'Reverence to 50 Years of Elegance'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 11:45 pm
More than 250 people came out to Niagara Falls High School's Performing Arts Center on Friday to celebrate 50 years of the Greater Niagara Ballet Company (formerly Niagara Civic Ballet). In particular, they came to celebrate dancers past and present, as well as artistic director and founder Beverley Feder, FUSTD, FCUSA, FICIA.
Food Bank of WNY seeks community's help to 'Walk Off Hunger'
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 05:10 pm
The Food Bank of WNY is seeking participants for its 10th annual "Walk Off Hunger," which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29, at Island Park in Williamsville. Presented by Life Storage, this family-friendly event will help the Food Bank of WNY provide more nutritious meals to hungry children and families this summer.
Two cities compete in Metro 10 Race
Wed, Jul 12th 2017 11:20 am
The third annual Metro 10 Race will take place at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at Bullard Park in Albion.
Serving the community: Jessica Dittly leaves family's café business to lead Lockport Main Street Inc.
Fri, Jul 7th 2017 07:00 am
When Jessica Dittly moved to Lockport a decade ago, she came armed with her artistic talent, and penchant for cooking and baking. After successfully running Cream & Sugar Café (she was Lockport Business Association's "Business Person of the Year" in 2015) she is now dishing up her skills in a different capacity.
Robert Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show set for July 15
Thu, Jul 6th 2017 06:45 pm
A local family that vowed to raise $25,000 to support better heart and stroke care in Niagara will take a big step toward achieving its goal July 15 when it holds a classic car show in Sanborn.
Area gospel stars to lift community's spirits at intersection of faith and health
Wed, Jul 5th 2017 10:50 am
Popular performers will meet music fans from across Western New York at the intersection of faith and health on July 15 when the Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair holds its 11th annual celebration on the grounds of the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1200 Pine Ave.
Flynn hails ride-hailing in effort to stop drunk driving
Thu, Jun 29th 2017 09:10 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn was joined Wednesday by Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard, Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and East Aurora Police Chief Shane Krieger in hailing the arrival of ride-hailing as a means to make roads safer and save lives.
Leadership Niagara hosts 10th annual golf tournament
Thu, Jun 29th 2017 09:05 am
Leadership Niagara will host its 10th annual golf tournament, Friday, July 28, at the Oak Run Golf Club, 4185 Lake Ave., Lockport. The event is designed to fund scholarships for future members of LN's leadership and professional development programs.