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Volunteer firefighter recruitment weekend spotlights 'RecruitNY' campaign
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 04:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by the Doyle Hose Co. No. 1 Chief Don Szumigala, representatives of the Erie County Emergency Services department, Firemen's Association of the State of New York President Ken Pienkowski, and volunteer firefighters from local districts at Doyle Hose Co. No. 1 on William Street in Cheektowaga to kick off the seventh annual "RecruitNY" campaign.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment announces hospitality division
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 04:05 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment CEO Kim Pegula has announced the creation of the PSE hospitality division, a new unit of the company that will unite the management of all PSE food and beverage properties and create an organized structure to position the company to pursue additional restaurant and hospitality opportunities in Western New York and beyond.
You can't handle the truth: Why fake news is a real problem
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 08:00 am
To some, that probably comes as no surprise. Frighteningly however, scores of blurry-eyed information seekers, faces lit blue from computer and cell phone screens, share and believe stories like these on social media everyday. Not just the stereotypical tin-foil hat wearing doomsday preppers that appear on that show, Doomsday Preppers. Even bright, honest, salt of the earth types can be duped. And there are very good reasons why...
Buffalo Zoo names Norah B. Fletchall new president/CEO
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 09:05 pm
The Zoological Society of Buffalo Inc. on Monday named Norah B. Fletchall to succeed Donna Fernandes as the Buffalo Zoo's next president and CEO. Fletchall is chief operating officer and senior vice president of the Indianapolis Zoological Society.
KRUGSPEED Racing: A team profile
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
With the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Championship quickly approaching, driver Dennis Hanratty Jr. has been, no so patiently, waiting to get back behind the wheel.
Boston Marathon bombing survivor runs again
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The bombs were 12 seconds and 210 yards away.
Working up a sweat can be a challenge for busy Niagara U students, but it comes with benefits
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
A student's life is often filled with late-night cram sessions and early-morning classes, but many Niagara University students make sure they fit workouts in during their busy class schedules.
One-month summer body
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
What comes to mind when you hear "summer body"? Most people think of a sleek, toned, healthy human being, be it male or female. It's natural to want this kind of body, not only because it is found attractive to be physically fit in modern day American culture, but also because it is healthy. Being physically fit not only increases health benefits, it also increases mood and confidence as well.
NU students experience a Florida Keys field adventure
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Those who explore the ocean to any extent are treasure hunters. The creatures that inhabit the ocean are available to those who truly look for them.
Buffalo Sabres offseason full of uncertainties - and the fans aren't happy
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
The NHL playoffs are in full swing. One team that isn't in these playoffs for the sixth consecutive season have many difficult decisions to make. Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, has some mistakes to answer for. He recently signed a large contract extension in hopes of delivering at least a playoff appearance for the 2016-17 season, that didn't happen. The
Walk-off while traveling through Boston
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
The sound off the bat at Fenway Park was a loud crack, maybe made louder from the chill of an April Boston evening
What does it take to win National Lacrosse League championship?
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
What the fastest game on two feet? Box lacrosse has really grown through the years.
College dorm room organization 101
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Lisa, a college sophomore, said, "I was so unsure what to get, so I thought I needed everything and, by the end of the year, I realized I had so much unnecessary things."
From 'Serial' to 'Up and Vanished': The trend of podcasting detectives
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
It all started with an intriguing piano intro, overlaid with the sound of a female automated voice saying, "This is a Global-Tel link prepaid call from Adnan Syed, an inmate at a Maryland Correctional facility..."
The case for '13 Reasons Why'
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Hannah Baker is smart, pretty and wholesome. She is beautifully sarcastic and fierce in all that she does. Loved by both of her parents and wanting to follow them in their old school romantic ways, she is your average high school student attempting to find herself amongst her peers.
'90s fashion makes a comeback
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
2017 fashion has gone back in time bringing back the 80's and 90's trends that everyone has always seemed to love. Not only are mom jeans and graphic band tees making an appearance, thrift shopping has become a larger fad that many people have taken advantage of; buying and donating clothes equally.
De Dee's Dairy will begin serving food
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Customers think the hardest part is deciding between Superhero, Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Chip and 47 other flavors. But if they have never been to De Dee's Dairy before, the trip usually ends in the words, "This is a small? It's huge!"
'Sesame Street's' new playmate, Julia, long-overdue, but greatly welcomed
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
A young child around the age of 5 is out playing on the playground; parents as usual swarm around keeping a tight eye on their children. A fire truck comes by with loud sirens; all the kids are interested and run to the edge of the playground to see the trucks drive by. All of the kids except for one; this kid is screaming and covering his ears.
With Uber coming to upstate New York, citizens question whether or not they have what it takes to become a driver
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
With the recent passage of ride-hailing apps in upstate New York, Uber will potentially employ upstate citizens looking to make some extra cash. In the state of New York, Uber is only currently operating in New York City while other large cities in the state continue to rely on the taxi industry to transport individuals.
Defying the odds: Relationship advice from successful couples
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Marriage is a sacred unity between two people. A promise, a bond, and perhaps one of the world's leading goals.
President of Niagara USA Chamber to step down
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 03:15 pm
Deanna Alterio Brennen will step down from her position as president and CEO of the Niagara USA Chamber on May 12. After leading Niagara County's premier advocacy organization for the past 10 years, Brennen's new role will be the vice president of social enterprise for the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier.
3rd phase of Niagara University community program focuses on kindergarten transition
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Mounting evidence illustrates early education plays a critical role in the cognitive and social-emotional development of children.
Village of Lewiston receives Arbor Day grant
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 02:45 pm
The Village of Lewiston Beautification Committee and the Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works recently received a $1,000 Arbor Day Community grant from the New York State Urban Forestry Council.
Memorial Million Hearts Project to hold public kickoff event
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host a Healthy Heart Fair to showcase its new Million Hearts Project at a celebration to be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the John Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Tears for Fears books return engagement at Artpark
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 10:05 am
Artpark fans received welcomed news on Monday, as Artpark & Company announced a return engagement with Tears for Fears. The band will perform in the Outdoor Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 14. Tickets, starting at $17, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Say 'I do!' to 'The Chew'
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 07:00 am
"The Chew" hosts a wedding extravaganza packed with delicious tips to throwing the ultimate nuptial celebration before an audience of engaged couples on Friday, April 28. Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome celebrities from TV, books and movies to the show the week of April 24-28 (1 p.m.) on The ABC Television Network.
EC Department of Social Services launches yearlong foster care initiative with Permanency Summit
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Social Services will convene a Permanency Summit on Tuesday, April 25, to bring together local experts to brainstorm and plan ways to improve outcomes for youth in foster care.
Memorial Auxiliary to hold 16th annual 'Rock-a-thon'
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Auxiliary of Memorial Medical Center will hold its Helen M. Smith Memorial Rock-a-thon from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the hospital's upper lobby.
Town of Grand Island Conservatives announce candidates
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 07:00 am
The Conservative Committee of Grand Island has announced its candidates for the November election.
High school baseball: Makeup day at Niagara Falls High School
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:10 pm
Saturday at Niagara Falls High School, there were four games played that had been postponed due to rain, weeks prior. Teams took advantage of the turf fields and made up crucial league games.
Village of Lewiston Board to vote on budget on Wednesday
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
No residents spoke at a public hearing on Monday, trustees offered words of praise to Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker and, now, the Village of Lewiston Board is ready to accept the financial plan for fiscal year 2017-18.
YBPA installs new officers, discusses plans for 2017
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association updated its membership for 2017 with a new slate of officers announced, new faces introduced and planning discussions of events for the months ahead.
Chamber Awards Gala: Chairman's Award, River Region Partnership Award honorees announced
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Earth Day and conservation
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Earth Day, April 22, is meant to be a day to spread awareness. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the most common way to spend Earth Day is to plant trees. Spreading awareness and being active are the main goals of Earth day since the very beginning.
Niagara University establishes BA, BS programs in environmental science
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 07:00 am
In commemoration of Earth Day, Niagara University on Friday announced the establishment of two new bachelor's degree programs in environmental science.
Smelt Festival kicks off summer season in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston's first festival of the season, the Smelt Festival, will take place on Cinco de Mayo, Friday, May 5. The rain-or-shine event will begin at 5 p.m. at the corner of Center and North Water streets, and is expected to draw hundreds of hungry visitors, as it has in years past.
The Juice Bar @ Soma Cura debuts
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:15 pm
The Juice Bar @ Soma Cura will hold a grand-opening event from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22 (Earth Day). The location is in the Tops Plaza on Grand Island, corner of Grand Island Boulevard and Whitehaven Road.
Thunderfest to Rock NCCC on May 5
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College Student Senate Programing Board will host an end-of-the-year concert with three live bands on Friday, May 5 (4-10 p.m.), on the NCCC Sanborn campus.
8 remaining couples dance to iconic songs from famous boy bands & girl groups on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:10 pm
The eight remaining celebrities will dance to songs from some of the most popular boy bands and girl groups throughout history, and the men and women will also compete against each other in team dances, on "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, April 24 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Nonprofit finalists chosen for Next Generation's 'Pitch 10' competition
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 05:05 pm
Ten local nonprofit organizations have been chosen to compete for a total of $10,000 in the second "Pitch 10" competition to be held on April 27 at Buffalo RiverWorks.