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Niagara University schedules events to celebrate 400 years of Vincentian charism
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
The first Vincentian university established in the U.S. has scheduled a full slate of events to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism.
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."
Jacobs secures education funds for Northwest Buffalo Community Center
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 11:35 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs on Wednesday announced he secured an allocation of $50,000 in state education dollars for the Northwest Buffalo Community Center (NWBCC). The monies will be used to support the renovation of the education center that provides educational assistance programs for children in grades 1-12.
Who won 'America's Got Talent'?
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 10:20 am
The votes are in and America has crowned 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, as the season 12 winner of the most-watched season in the 12-year history of summer's No. 1 show, NBC's "America's Got Talent."
Who won 'MasterChef'?
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 10:20 am
Wednesday night, season eight of "MasterChef" came to an unforgettable conclusion as Emmy Award-nominated host, judge and executive producer Gordon Ramsay, along with fellow judges Christina Tosi and Aarón Sánchez, and finale guest judge Joe Bastianich, named Dino Luciano the winner.
Author Yaa Gyasi headlines new Niagara University lecture series
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 07:00 am
Acclaimed author Yaa Gyasi will be the featured presenter for the first-ever installment of the Peggy and John Day University Honors Lecture Series at Niagara University.
Lew-Port soccer game set for alums
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 07:00 am
The 28th annual Lewiston Porter/Niagara Pioneer alumni soccer game will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on the Lewiston-Porter Central School District campus on Creek Road in Lewiston. All males and females who are graduates of Lewiston-Porter or the Niagara Pioneer soccer program are eligible to participate.
Fan-favorite 'MasterChef Junior' judge Joe Bastianich returns for season 6
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 07:25 pm
Former "MasterChef" and "MasterChef Junior" judge and award-winning restaurateur Joe Bastianich returns as a permanent judge on season six of "MasterChef Junior," airing during the 2017-18 season on FOX. Additionally, Bastianich joins chefs Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Aarón Sánchez on the "MasterChef" season eight finale airing tonight (8-10 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
8th annual Oktoberfest planned for Old Falls Street
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 07:20 pm
Raise your beer stein high and give "Prost" to the eighth annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest, taking place from 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on Old Falls Street's middle block in downtown Niagara Falls. The German-themed event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public. As per tradition, the day will kick-off with the ceremonial tapping of the kegs at 1 p.m.
Higgins, Gillibrand: $389,000-plus in federal funding for Buffalo Community Food Hub Project
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined leaders from the Massachusetts Avenue Project and Grassroots Gardens of Western New York to announce a federal grant totaling $389,088 for the Buffalo Community Food Hub Project.
Red Rocks Worship's new album, 'HERE,' releases Friday
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 07:20 pm
This Friday, Sept. 22, Red Rocks Worship releases their label debut full-length album, "HERE," in partnership with Sony Music/Essential Worship. The anticipated 11-song live project, which has been the most pre-ordered album at iTunes' Christian and gospel genre this week, was recorded this past May at Denver's iconic Paramount Theatre in front of a sold-out crowd. It features songs such as "Fill This Place," "Right Here Right Now" and "Nobody Like You."
Chris Cornell to be honored with a Human Rights Hero Award by Cassia's LA Chefs
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 07:15 pm
Cassia co-owners Kim Luu-Ng and chef Bryant Ng will host the second LA Chefs for Human Rights (LACHR) fundraising dinner, benefitting Program for Torture Victims (PTV), at their Southeast Asian brasserie in Santa Monica on Sept. 25. The exclusive event will honor Chris Cornell posthumously for his original song, "The Promise," recorded for the film of the same name about the Armenian genocide, and for his philanthropic and humanitarian efforts on behalf of vulnerable children around the world.
Pixies set to kick off legs 2 & 3 of band's 2017 North American tour
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 12:25 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents Pixies with special guest Sunflower Bean at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1.
Jake Miller 'Back To The Start Tour' hits Rapids Theatre
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 11:55 am
Singer, songwriter and recording artist Jake Miller recently announced dates for his highly anticipated 2017 "Back To The Start Tour." The multi-city trek will feature support from alternative rock band The Stolen, and will hit a number of major cities across the U.S. including San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia.
Speaker's event with Sister Joan Chittister at First Presbyterian Church cancelled
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 11:00 am
The speaker's event hosted by the First Presbyterian Church and Kenan Center in Lockport featuring noted social and faith leader Sister Joan Chittister, originally slated for Saturday, Sept. 23, has been cancelled due to illness.
Country, rock, blues, bluegrass & gospel artists 'All Come Together' for hurricane relief
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 03:45 pm
A few weeks ago, after the landfall of Hurricane Harvey in Houston, country singer John Berry was scheduled for a writing appointment in Nashville with award-winning songwriter Chuck Jones. The two went into the session with no intentions, but walked away with the newly penned song, "All Come Together."
IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship schedule
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 03:15 pm
The U.S. will face Canada at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 29 at New Era Field in the first outdoor game in the history of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship. It will be the teams' first meeting since the gold medal final of the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship in Montreal, where the U.S. skated to a 5-4 shootout victory to claim the nation's third gold medal.
Hockey is back: NBC Sports presents pair of NHL preseason games on NBCSN
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 03:10 pm
NBC Sports presents a pair of NHL preseason games this week, highlighted by the 2017 Kraft Hockeyville USA matchup featuring the St. Louis Blues and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.
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.
Managing negative emotions can help pregnant smokers quit
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 03:10 pm
A new study by scientists in the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions has shown pregnant smokers are more likely to quit if they can learn to manage negative emotions that lead to smoking.
Niagara Falls residents take reins as community 'change agents'
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 03:10 pm
On Tuesday, Create A Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative introduced a new leadership model powered by four resident "change agents"/co-chairs. Sarah Obot, Brian Archie, Keyona Dunn and Evelyn Harris, all Niagara Falls advocates, will lead change from within. This grassroots, resident-lead effort, is an approach the collaborative members said they hope will foster tangible improvements across the community.
'America's Got Talent' concludes season with special performances by Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Derek Hough & James Arthur
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Superstars Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Derek Hough, James Arthur, Kevin Nealon, Jeff Dunham and season two winner Terry Fator are set to perform on the live two-hour season finale of the most-watched season in the 12-year history of summer's No. 1 show, NBC's "America's Got Talent." The finale will air Wednesday (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
NYS Office of Mental Health: $3.5 million federal suicide prevention grant
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
The Office of Mental Health announced New York is the only state in nation to have received a grant award from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Zero Suicide grant program. The award of $3.5 million over five years will help implement and strengthen the state's suicide prevention efforts.
Award-winning artists honor Rich Mullins 20 years after his passing
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
It was 20 years ago today that Christian music lost one of its greatest poets and prophets, Rich Mullins. For those that knew him, he often served as a "voice in the wilderness" calling us all to a greater love, a deeper compassion and an absolute commitment to an awesome God.
New website designed for Stella Niagara Education Park by JFG
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Stella Niagara Education Park, a 108-year-old educational institution that combines classroom learning and outdoor education for a holistic learning experience, has introduced a newly designed and mobile-friendly website at stella-niagara.com. The site was created and implemented by J. Fitzgerald Group, an integrated marketing communications firm based in Lockport.
UB welcomes 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day!'
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day!" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Sept. 22. A limited number of VIP tickets (premium seating, meet and greet) are available for purchase.
Niagara Catholic announces open house
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, a private, Catholic institution that welcomes students from all denominations and provides tuition rates based on financial need, invites readers to its annual open house. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25.
NU: Police academy students receive scholarships
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Two students of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy were recently presented with $500 scholarships from the Judges and Police Executives Conference of Niagara County Inc.
ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' returns for milestone 25th season
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" is back with a new, dynamic cast of celebrities who hit the ballroom floor and celebrated the show's landmark 25th season on Monday. The competition began with the two-hour season premiere, live, on The ABC Television Network. It kicked off with an opening number featuring head judge Len Goodman and the entire cast of "Dancing with the Stars," choreographed by the show's own Emmy-winning Mandy Moore.
'Live with Kelly and Ryan' announces 'Live's Style Regrets Contest'
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Fashion fails happen to the best of us, and Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are coming to the rescue. On Monday's "Live with Kelly and Ryan," the hosts announced "Live's Style Regrets Contest," a makeover opportunity for anyone who's ever had a clothing or hair disaster.
Beginning of fall ... or beginning of summer?
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 10:45 am
Though Friday marks the official start of fall, Western New York residents can expect unseasonably warm temperatures for the rest of the month. The Weather Channel predicts high 70s and low 80s for the next seven days, followed by a mix of 70s and 60s the following week.
Born-and-bred southerners Damaris Phillips, Rutledge Wood share their favorite down-home food spots in 'Southern and Hungry'
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:30 pm
Food expert Damaris Phillips and NASCAR personality Rutledge Wood are obsessed with everything southern, especially the food and the people behind it. They will take viewers on a mouthwatering road trip through the region to visit the down-home food spots they love in the new series "Southern and Hungry."
Linkin Park announce concert in honor of Chester Bennington
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:30 pm
Linkin Park have announced a special show in honor of their bandmate and friend, Chester Bennington. The one-night-only celebration will take place in Los Angeles, at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on Friday, Oct. 27.
Hulu becomes first streaming service in history to take home Outstanding Drama Series at Primetime Emmy Awards
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:30 pm
Sunday evening, at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Hulu became the first streaming service in history to win a Primetime Emmy Award in the Best Series category for its critically acclaimed, breakout drama series "The Handmaid's Tale."
Evchich family, Ortt cut ribbon on Mason's Mission Playground
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:30 pm
On Saturday, New State Sen. Rob Ortt joined other elected officials and the Mason's Mission Foundation in Pendleton to cut the ribbon on a unique playground designed specifically for children who are differently abled. Ortt has secured a total of $263,040 in state grants in support of Mason's Mission Playground at 6570 Campbell Blvd.
History Walk at Stella Niagara Preserve
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:25 pm
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Western New York Land Conservancy will host a special history walk at the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston. The hike will take place at 5:30 p.m. and will be led by Karen Noonan, a member of the Town of Porter Historical Society and the Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee. Noonan is also the co-author of "From the Mouth of the Lower Niagara River: Stories of Four Historic Communities."
OFN seeks volunteers
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown is seeking individuals who would be interested in helping out with uniform production and repair on a volunteer basis. OFN would like these volunteers to commit, at minimum, to one day per month. These individuals would take direction from Suzannah Emerson, and need the following skills.
Lecrae shares new track 'Broke'
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:25 pm
The track, produced by T-Minus (Drake, Big Sean, Travis Scott), will be featured on the Grammy Award-winning rap artist's Columbia Records debut album, "All Things Work Together," which will be released Sept. 22. The 14-track album features the top 10 urban radio hit "Blessings" featuring Ty Dolla $ign and the powerful track "I'll Find You" featuring Tori Kelly.
Cask & Cow debuts in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 11:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday to mark the official grand-opening of Cask & Cow at 840 Center St., Lewiston. Local business and elected leaders joined owners Jack Hornung and Joe Garfalo to christen the eatery.
Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show expanding in 2017
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 07:00 am
The 34th annual Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24. This year, there's a big change to the festival: Center Street will be closed from Fourth to Seventh streets. Vendors will be set up in the street to ease congestion for attendees and allow more room throughout the festival, leaving areas in front of retail storefronts open for customers.
 

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