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Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir & Terry Gannon to host NBC's primetime coverage of closing ceremony for XXIII Olympic Winter Games
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 07:10 am
NBC Olympics' figure skating commentating trio of Tara Lipinski, Johnny Weir and Terry Gannon will host NBC's primetime coverage of the closing ceremony for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, it was announced by Jim Bell, president, NBC Olympics Production and Programming. Coverage begins in primetime, Sunday, Feb. 25 (8 p.m. ET), on NBC.
Beginner American Sign Language classes available in Niagara Falls
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Those would like to learn to have brief conversations with deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals who are American Sign Language users are invited to take part in a class offered by Independent Living of Niagara County.
HS Hoops: Niagara-Wheatfield falls to Frontier in opening round of sectionals
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 10:35 pm
It's been the story all year for the Niagara-Wheatfield basketball team. The team competes and keeps the game close, but the opposition goes on a second half run to pull away. The story lived on Wednesday night and ended Niagara-Wheatfield's season, as the Frontier Falcons used a big 39-15 second half to pull away N-W.
Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander joins women's flag football fundraiser
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The RivAlz Blondes vs. Brunettes women's flag football game, organized as a fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Association Western New York Chapter, is getting a boost from a Buffalo Bills player.
Lindsey Vonn's final Olympic downhill leads NBC Olympics to 8% increase over comparable Sochi Olympics telecast
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
Led by Lindsey Vonn's bronze medal performance in her final Olympic downhill, Tuesday's NBC Olympics' primetime coverage delivered a total audience delivery (TAD) average of 20.5 million viewers - an increase of 8 percent over the second Tuesday of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
VIDEO: River Valley Worship releases new song, 'Calvary's Shadow'
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
BEC Worship's River Valley Worship releases a new song "Calvary's Shadow," off their upcoming album "Million Lifetimes" today. Fans can purchase the song digitally HERE. An ideal song to worship in churches for Easter, "Calvary's Shadow" is designed to help listeners remember the reason for celebrating the holiday.
Destination Niagara USA honored with Adrian Award for Travel Marketing Excellence
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) honored Destination Niagara USA with a Gold Adrian Award for web design and development excellence at the 61st annual Adrian Awards Gala in New York City on Tuesday.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 67th class
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
It was almost exactly seven years ago - Feb. 28, 2011 - that the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy commenced offering training at Niagara University.
University at Buffalo Athletics announces partnership with Lyft
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Athletics Department on Wednesday announced a partnership with Lyft for the 2018 athletics season to improve the fan experience at the university's Alumni Arena. The collaboration makes Lyft the first ever "Official Rideshare Partner of University at Buffalo Athletics."
NY Power Authority Power Vista commemorates Black History Month with special exhibit, performances
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
Youngsters and their families are invited to take part in Black History Month by creating an art project for display in a special exhibit and then visiting the New York Power Authority's Power Vista on Saturday, Feb. 24 for a day of free activities.
Buffalo: Students create their vision for UB GRoW Home's next move
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:10 pm
The University at Buffalo's award-winning GRoW Home will soon need a change of address form. That's because the 1,100-square-foot, ultra-efficient dwelling will be relocated from its current spot on UB's South Campus to a more prominent, and permanent, location next to the Solar Strand on the university's North Campus.
Village of Lewiston sets dates for summer festivals, events
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:55 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to approve dates and times for summer and late fall festivals and entertainment series.
New blood test detects traumatic brain injury - not concussion - UB expert warns
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:55 am
A new blood test approved by the Food and Drug Administration is being characterized by the agency and news reports as a way to detect concussion. But a University at Buffalo expert on concussion said those reports are "misleading."
3 area restaurants receive AAA's Four Diamond rating
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:45 am
AAA Western and Central New York has announced its Four Diamond restaurant winners. Two new restaurants have been added, bringing the total to three restaurants and 22 total properties (19 hotels) in the Western and Central New York region that have been awarded the distinction of Four Diamond status.
Wednesday at the PyeongChang Olympics: Lindsey Vonn & Mikaela Shiffrin go for gold
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:45 am
•NBC's primetime presentation, which begins at 8 p.m. ET live across all time zones, featuring Olympic gold medalists Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin competing in the downhill portion of the women's super combined. The slalom portion will air live in primetime plus on NBC.
Mark Hamill, Gal Gadot, Zendaya among new presenters announced for 90th Oscars
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:45 am
The additional presenters include Gal Gadot, Mark Hamill, Armie Hammer, Oscar Isaac, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gina Rodriguez, Eva Marie Saint, Wes Studi, Kelly Marie Tran and Zendaya.
HS Hockey: Niagara-Wheatfield strolls back into sectional finals
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 12:25 am
On Feb. 29, 2016, coach Rick Wrazin and his Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team were defeated in the sectional finals, 1-0, versus Williamsville North. Nearly two years later, the Falcons will face the same team in the same game. To get to the finals, the Falcons defeated the Orchard Park Quakers Tuesday night, 3-0, in the Section VI
Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim makes debut appearance on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 08:40 pm
On Thursday, Feb. 22, snowboarding gold medalist Chloe Kim will sit down with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" to chat about her victory at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. The 17-year-old California native made Olympic history when she became the youngest female to win a gold medal in snowboarding.
Niagara County Department of Health receives MRC Challenge Award for 'Stop the Bleed' campaign
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health, which directs and coordinates the Niagara County Medical Reserve Corps, has been awarded a $7,500 MRC Challenge Award from the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in partnership with the office of the surgeon general.
Final episodes of 'Once Upon a Time' set to begin
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 04:40 pm
"Secret Garden" - Eager to harness her burgeoning magical skills, Robin engages in a risky relationship with Mother Gothel. Meanwhile in Hyperion Heights, Roni and Kelly strike a deal with Eloise, desperate to save Lucy from her mysterious illness. But nothing comes without a price. As things finally come to a head between Victoria and Ivy, someone may have to pay with their life, on the midseason premiere of "Once Upon a Time," Friday, March 2 (8-9:01 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Buffalo Sabres: Jake McCabe to undergo shoulder surgery
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced defenseman Jake McCabe is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair an injured shoulder.
BPO: In new Kleinhans 'Centerstage' series, chance to get intimate with music
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 04:40 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall is launching a concert series that will not just break the "fourth wall" between performer and audience, but obliterate it.
'Coffee with Chris' scheduled for March 15
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 04:40 pm
Niagara Falls City Council member Chris Voccio has scheduled his third "Coffee with Chris," this one set for March 15.
Travis Tritt to perform at Historic Riviera Theatre
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 12:55 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center welcomes Travis Tritt to the stage at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, presented by Latshaw Productions.
NYSSBA poll: 2/3 of school board members favor easing special ed. graduation requirements
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 12:55 pm
Nearly two-thirds of school board members responding to a recent online poll favor a Board of Regents proposal to allow students with disabilities to earn local diplomas without passing English language arts and/or math Regents exams as long as their superintendent determines they have otherwise demonstrated proficiency in those subjects, according to the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA).
Bachman performing at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 12:50 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will present a performance by a legendary rock duo when Bachman & Turner perform inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 23.
Cuomo announces Smart Street Lighting NY program for all municipalities across state
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced Smart Street Lighting NY, a new statewide program that calls for at least 500,000 street lights throughout the state to be replaced with energy-saving LED technology by 2025.
Lewiston Choraleers to present Easter program at area churches
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter program at four area churches March 17, 18, 24 and 25. The program will feature a cantata titled "The Easter Story" by Tom Fettke and Thomas Grassi. It retells the suffering, death, resurrection and exaltation of Jesus Christ in a story with a musical score that draws upon folk sources, spirituals, carols, and songs from English, Irish and Hebrew traditions.
Ladies AOH' Traditional Irish Breakfast'
Tue, Feb 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Ladies Ancient Order Hibernians will sponsor its "Traditional Irish Breakfast" with Irish food and music from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 4, at St. Leo's Worship Site, 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
2018 Premier supports NFMMC intensive care unit
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 04:15 pm
Premier 2018 co-chairs Dr. Gerald Gorman and Murray Hewitt, left, present a check for $263,000 to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Intensive Care Clinical Coordinator Janice Paternostro, R.N., and Stroke Care Clinical Coordinator Alicia Scott, DNP, NP-C, right.
Seamans ends campaign for 27th District
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 04:15 pm
Joan Elizabeth Seamans released this statement on Monday:
UB: Study shows letting kids sip and taste alcohol is a risky behavior
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 04:15 pm
Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use and related problems when those kids reach late adolescence, according to a new study by a University at Buffalo psychologist.
Ingrasci promoted to principal at Lumsden McCormick, president of Mt. St. Mary's Board of Associates
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 04:15 pm
Lumsden McCormick announced Robert Ingrasci, CPA, was promoted to principal in the tax department.
J. Fitzgerald Group adds Michael May, Kyle Martin to digital team
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 04:10 pm
J. Fitzgerald Group in Lockport has recently added two new hires to the company's growing marketing team.
Lewiston: Mayor Terry Collesano stepping down
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 12:55 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano held a press conference Monday morning to announce he will not seek a third term as the municipality's chief executive. He was joined in the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom by family, friends and colleagues.
Buffalo Sabres recall Linus Ullmark from Rochester
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 10:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team recalled goaltender Linus Ullmark from the Rochester Americans (AHL).
Despite immigration challenges, NU's incoming international student enrollment rises
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 09:55 am
As immigration curtailment efforts continue in the White House, the number of incoming international students is rising steadily at Niagara University.
Upstate New York Food Tour Trail: 4 tour companies collaborate to promote local culinary scenes
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 09:55 am
The Upstate New York Food Tour Trail, an association of locally owned walking food tour companies throughout upstate New York, recently launched and is offering New York state residents and visitors alike new opportunities in culinary tourism.
Salt Lake City, Denver, Milwaukee, Seattle, Kansas City & San Diego top NBC Olympics primetime ratings at midpoint of PyeongChang Olympics
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 09:55 am
At the midpoint of the PyeongChang Olympics, Salt Lake City leads U.S. TV markets in primetime rating, with a 22.6 local Nielsen rating across NBC and NBCSN. Salt Lake City is also averaging a 41 share, meaning 41 percent of the homes in the market with a television in use at the time are tuned into NBC Olympics coverage (not including digital).
Women's Business Center 'E-Network' program expands to Niagara County
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 09:50 am
The Women's Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College is expanding its entrepreneurial support into Niagara County by kicking off a new "E-Network Niagara" program.