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Niagara-Wheatfield bringing back Friday Night Lights homecoming game
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 12:30 pm
After playing its very first Friday night home game under the lights last year versus Williamsville North, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons will once again suit up for homecoming at 7 p.m. on Friday versus Kenmore West.
Cuomo announces first biotech venture between US, Cuba to research & develop new cancer treatments
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 11:20 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has formed the Innovative Immunotherapy Alliance S.A., the first-ever biotech venture between the U.S. and Cuba.
Higgins announces House approval of 5-year FAA reauthorization
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 07:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives approved a five-year reauthorization (H.R. 302) of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Memorial announces 2019 Premier co-chairs
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 05:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Dr. Sunita Chadha, Sanjay Chadha, Dr. Deepa Sharma and Dr. Sachin Wadhawan co-chairs for the 2019 Premier, the medical center's annual black tie gala.
Erie County Tops locations to host BBB's 'Secure Your ID Day' free paper shredding & identity theft prevention event
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 05:10 pm
BBB of Upstate New York, in partnership with Tops Friendly Markets, Shred-It, AT&T, Greater Baldwinsville, Cheektowaga and West Seneca chambers of commerce will host "Secure Your ID Day" from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 6.
Buffalo Sabres: Opening weekend festivities set for Oct. 4, 6, 8
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for opening weekend, which will take place during the team's first three home games of the 2018-19 season. The three games will feature a wide variety of activities, giveaways and special events for the whole family. Tickets are still available for all three Sabres games during opening weekend.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks 150th celebration exhibit opens
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 05:05 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate an entire urban park system, opened the exhibit "Our Better Nature" in The Buffalo History Museum that celebrates Frederick Law Olmsted's designs in Buffalo.
Walk to End Alzheimer's returns to Lewiston
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:55 pm
The Walk to End Alzheimer's, the annual fundraising walk organized by the Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter, helps support the programs and services provided at no cost to those living with dementia, their care partners and health care professionals across Niagara County.
Niagara Falls Community Development announces PB 360 vote winners
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:50 pm
Voting for year two of the City of Niagara Falls Department of Community Development's participatory budgeting initiative, titled "PB 360," came to a close on Sept. 14.
'Dancing with the Stars: Juniors' ABC announces celebrity cast
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:50 pm
"Dancing with the Stars: Juniors" welcomes 12 celebrity kids and professional junior ballroom dancers to the ballroom floor. The youngest cast members ever are sparkling up their wardrobes, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for what will be an unforgettable journey. The competition begins with the two-hour season premiere, Sunday, Oct. 7 (8 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Holtschneider named chair of Niagara University's board of trustees
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:45 pm
The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., has been named chairman of the Niagara University board of trustees. Frank Fiannaca and Karen Howard were named trustees.
UB, HWI and partners awarded $22.5 million to capture biology at atomic level using X-ray lasers
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:45 pm
A research consortium led by the University at Buffalo has been awarded $22.5 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to continue its groundbreaking work developing advanced imaging techniques for critical biological processes that are difficult, if not impossible, to see with conventional methods.
Community Missions, NFMMC announce annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for mental illness recovery & understanding
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 12:00 pm
Community Missions Inc. and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, a pair of prominent mental health service providers, will again join to host the eighth annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Kearns to host fall disability awareness outreach event
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 07:00 am
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Erie County Office for the Disabled will hold a special disability awareness outreach day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Erie County Auto Bureau (Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road - use the cinema entrance), Clarence.
Fire engine rides, interactive demonstrations to highlight Upper Mountain Fire Co. open house
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 07:00 am
Children of all ages can enjoy an opportunity to see what it's like to be a firefighter on Saturday, Oct. 13, when the Upper Mountain Fire Co. holds an open house for the community during fire prevention week.
Suneel's Light Foundation's 'A Night to Shine' to help discover a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 07:00 am
Suneel's Light Foundation has announced the "A Night to Shine" charity event, the foundation's annual fundraiser, will take place from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Hotel @ The Lafayette, 391 Washington St., Buffalo.
New smart tool surgery technology has its U.S. debut in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:20 pm
A new smart tool technology that allows surgeons to perform complex movements deep inside the abdomen was used for the first time in the U.S. this month during two procedures performed at Buffalo General Medical Center.
Tamron Hall syndicated daytime talk show cleared on ABC Owned Television Stations Group for fall 2019
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:15 pm
Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International announced it has cleared its new syndicated daytime talk show hosted by Tamron Hall on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group for fall 2019. Last month, the company announced it is working with Hall to create and develop a daytime talk show for the syndication marketplace that will be hosted by the award-winning TV anchor and journalist.
Schumer, Gillibrand & Higgins: Federal grants to support sexual violence prevention & response efforts at Trocaire & Medaille
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:15 pm
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins announced nearly $600,000 in federal grants to Trocaire College and Medaille College toward efforts to enhance awareness, prevention and response to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence.
LivinNF Street Fest offers full day of family-friendly events
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:15 pm
LiveNF is hosting the first-ever LivinNF Street Fest on the 400 and 500 blocks of Third Street on Saturday. Third Street will be closed to traffic from Main to Niagara streets. The day will kick-off with the 24th Pints for Progress at the Craft Kitchen & Bar. All attendees will have the opportunity to present or vote for a community-minded project.
NCCC seeks community applicants for presidential search committee
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:10 pm
The Board of Trustees of Niagara County Community College is seeking applications from the community to fill three spots on the search committee to hire the new president of the college.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to meet
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:10 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public.
Fitch Ratings affirms strength of New York Power Authority's credit
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:10 pm
Fitch Ratings has affirmed strong credit on the New York Power Authority's electric revenue bonds, providing ratings among the highest given to public electric utilities. Fitch affirmed an AA rating for more than $800 million of NYPA long-term bonds and notes, as well as an F1+ rating for NYPA's commercial paper program.
Borderland Music and Arts Festival at Knox Farm
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:05 pm
The first-ever Borderland Music and Arts Festival played out Saturday and Sunday on the grounds of Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora.
Puzzling Pixel Games debuts new title
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:00 pm
Local game publisher Puzzling Pixel Games, in collaboration with designer Robert Kerr, announce a thrilling new board game titled "A Note for Murder."
New York renames Highway 104 in Lewiston
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:00 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt announced his legislation renaming Lewiston's Highway 104 was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Sponsored by Ortt (S7827) and Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello (A10548), this bill sees Highway 104 renamed the "General William 'Wild Bill' Donovan Memorial Highway."
Evergreen Health & KeyBank present 'Dining Out For Life'
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:25 pm
For the 16th consecutive year, Western New Yorkers can help raise funds to assist individuals and families in the community who are affected by HIV simply by enjoying a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 9, as part of Dining Out For Life, a national fundraising event held annually in more than 60 participating cities.
Meet 'Sutherland' at History Center
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:15 pm
Former Lockportian Megan Cassidy-Hall will discuss her new novel, "Sutherland," at the Niagara History Center (215 Niagara St., Lockport), at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
DASNY completes summer construction at SUNY Buffalo State, University at Buffalo, Alfred State College
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:15 pm
Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), announced nearly $10 million in upgrades have been completed at SUNY Buffalo State, Alfred State College and the University at Buffalo. The work is part of approximately $31 million in upgrades to SUNY campuses throughout New York that was completed by DASNY during the summer months - ready in time for students to begin the fall semester.
Poloncarz to present keynote address at 14th annual WNY Environmental Summit
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz will present the keynote address, "Climate Action & Sustainability," at the 14th annual WNY Environmental Summit this Saturday, Sept. 29, at Daemen College's Wick Center.
Pizza power: Jingle Falls USA announces 'Festival of Slice'
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:00 pm
"Niagara Falls, New York, has the best pizza options in the world. Chicken wings are only relevant because of pizza. These are party tray size statements, but we are ready to back them up."
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours: Fall color tours set for adventure lovers
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:00 pm
Forecasters are calling for warmer-than-usual temperatures this fall, which will provide ideal conditions for those looking to soak up the colors of the changing seasons.
With FAA authorization set to expire, leaders & Flight 3407 families call for Congress, federal agencies to maintain achieved flight safety standards
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 01:40 pm
Congressmembers Brian Higgins and Tom Reed, and the families of Flight 3407, are calling for action to reauthorize the "One Level of Safety" standards achieved in hard-fought legislation passed in 2010, following the crash of Continental Flight 3407.
'Lethal Weapon': Maggie Lawson details new partnership with Seann William Scott, looks forward to getting into action (but maybe not in heels!)
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 04:45 pm
Actor Seann William Scott has joined "Lethal Weapon." He will play Wesley Cole, an ex-CIA operative and new partner to LAPD Det. Roger Mayfield Murtaugh (Damon Wayans). With the addition of Scott/Cole came a significant added bonus: Maggie Lawson would recur as his ex-girlfriend and the mother of their 12-year-old daughter.
'The Goldbergs': Tribute to 'Sixteen Candles' comes complete with inclusion of Thompson Twins' 'If You Were Here'
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 02:25 pm
"The Goldbergs" season premiere tribute to "Sixteen Candles," which airs Wednesday (8 p.m. EST on ABC), concludes the same way the movie does: with an inclusion of the Thompson Twins' "If You Were Here" as the concluding song.
That's a lot of pumpkin
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 02:05 pm
Some of the area's - if not the world's - largest pumpkins will be featured at the Great Pumpkin Farm this weekend, as the annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off takes place beginning at noon on Sunday, as part of the Fall Festival's third weekend.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual gala
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 02:05 pm
Five new Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Lewiston scholarship winners announced
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 02:05 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston has announced its scholarship winners.
Cornerstone CFCU names Wyles director of information systems
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 01:35 pm
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union has announced the promotion of William Wyles to director of information systems.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY appoints Swan executive director
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 01:20 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) has announced the appointment of Jennifer Swan as the organization's permanent executive director.