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HS Hoops: Niagara Catholic uses big second half to push past Cardinal O'Hara
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 10:00 pm
Niagara Catholic is at their best when they're running in transition and making teams play up to their speed. On Wednesday night at Cardinal O'Hara, that's exactly what they were able to do. The Patriots defeated the Hawks, 64-50, in a big Monsignor Martin league game for both teams.
Former news anchor Joanna Pasceri headed to Amherst Chamber of Commerce
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 05:15 pm
Amherst Chamber of Commerce President A.J. Baynes announced former WKBW-TV Channel 7 anchor Joanna Pasceri is joining the chamber as its senior director of communications and marketing. Pasceri spent the past two years as the first public information officer for the Erie County district attorney, where her efforts increased the visibility and transparence of the office.
Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board annual report notes program expansions, successful collaborations
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 05:10 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Investment Board ("WIB") has released its annual report, spotlighting the success and growth of the Career Pathways program, the WNY Employment Strikeforce, and other programs designed to build workforce skills and place job seekers in the local business community.
Castellani Art Museum recruiting docent trainees
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 05:10 pm
Do you love art? Are you a lifelong learner? Do you enjoy connecting with people of all ages? The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming docents - volunteer tour guides - for the museum.
Explore & More Children's Museum names CEO
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 05:10 pm
On Wednesday, Explore & More Children's Museum announced Michelle Urbanczyk was hired as CEO, effective in February.
NBC Olympics to debut new, live 'Olympic Ice,' beginning Feb. 10 on NBCSN
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 05:10 pm
NBC Olympics will debut "Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota," a live, daily figure skating show airing nightly at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN beginning Feb. 10 and continuing through Feb. 24. Live Olympic figure skating competition will follow the show in primetime.
Higgins convenes service academy advisory committee
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 05:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named nine local veterans to serve as members of his Service Academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview local high school students applying to an academy and make recommendations to the congressman.
Katie Couric to host NBC's primetime coverage of opening ceremony for XXIII Olympic Winter Games alongside Mike Tirico
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 05:00 pm
Award-winning journalist Katie Couric returns to NBC to co-host the opening ceremony for the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, it was announced Wednesday by Jim Bell, president, NBC Olympics production and programming. She will join host Mike Tirico in the booth at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium for the opening ceremony, which will air in primetime, Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC.
More Artpark shows announced: The Decemberists to perform May 26 on Mainstage Theater; Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats + The Head and the Heart co-headline Coors Light Concerts on June 2
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 01:45 pm
Artpark & Company announced Wednesday that The Decemberists (May 26) will perform in a Mainstage Theater event presented by Funtime. Additionally, a co-headlining bill featuring Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats + The Head and The Heart (June 2) will be part of the Coors Light Concerts Series at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater, co-presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Niagara County Legislature: McNall sets out policy agenda for 2018
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 09:20 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, delivered his State of the County message to colleagues at the Niagara County Courthouse on Tuesday - his third since being elected head of county government in 2016.
Performers needed for new musical production, 'The Odyssey,' at Artpark
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 07:00 am
Executive Director Sonia Clark has announced a casting call for a new musical production of "The Odyssey" will take place from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at The Kavinoky Theatre on the D'Youville Campus. It's expected the show will feature more than 100 people.
Advanced training in stroke care saves Buffalo man at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 05:35 pm
It was a relatively normal day for Buffalo resident Kenneth Lidge as he was nearing the Niagara Falls Airport as a passenger on an Allegiant Airlines flight coming from Tampa to Niagara Falls. Lidge was relaxing in his seat as he returned to Western New York from a cruise.
Schneiderman files suit to stop 'illegal' rollback of net neutrality
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 05:35 pm
On Tuesday, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 22 attorneys general in filing a multistate lawsuit to block what he called the Federal Communications Commission's illegal rollback of net neutrality. The coalition filed a petition for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, formally commencing the lawsuit against the FCC and the federal government.
Collins introduces legislation to address lack of high-speed internet in rural communities
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 05:35 pm
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, on Tuesday introduced legislation that would create a national federal registry of communications infrastructure to help address the lack of high-speed internet access in rural areas. This registry will help determine which assets are available for lease to better expand access, and will facilitate coordination between federal, state and local governments, as well as between carriers.
90th Oscars nominations announcement next Tuesday
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 04:50 pm
The 90th Academy Awards nominations in all 24 Oscar categories will be announced in a two-part, live presentation on Tuesday, Jan. 23, via global live stream on,, the Academy's digital platforms, a satellite feed and local broadcasters.
Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary to perform Nov. 4 at UBCFA
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 03:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, of Peter, Paul and Mary, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday.
Seneca Niagara hosts 'A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo'
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 03:10 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will host "A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening with Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo," the duo behind some of the 1980's most powerful rock songs, at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday.
Niagara University theater professor choreographing world premier of Eddie Money musical
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 03:10 pm
The world premiere of a new musical created by and starring legendary rocker Eddie Money is being choreographed by Niagara University associate professor Terri Filips Vaughan.
Records signs pop singer/songwriter Lennon Stella
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 03:10 pm
Records announced today the signing of singer/songwriter and star of CMT's hit show "Nashville," Lennon Stella. Citing music as her driving passion, Stella has been working with songwriters and producers developing a debut album that reflects her inspired pop instincts and transcendent vocal style. Stella's signing - her forthcoming project will go through Columbia Records - coincides with Records' newly established joint venture with the label.
Expert: The chemistry of snowflakes, explained
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 03:10 pm
In the midst of a frigid winter, a University at Buffalo expert is available to discuss one of the season's great natural marvels: snowflakes.
LiveNation presents Jack White at Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 8
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 12:10 pm
Hot on the heels of announcing his new album, "Boarding House Reach" (out March 23 via Third Man/Columbia), and releasing the first single, "Connected by Love," Jack White has unveiled an extensive run of North American headline tour dates, along with shows in London, Paris and Amsterdam.
Niagara-Wheatfield basketball team to host 'Pink-out' night
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 11:40 am
As a teacher and a coach at Niagara-Wheatfield, coach Steve Miller has a lot that he has to take care of. Miller also has a family, which he cares for dearly. This summer, though, he was dealt a tough blow. Miller's wife, Krista, was diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer for the second time and he's been at the forefront taking care of his family. Along with that, he continues to help coach the Niagara-Wheatfield boys basketball team, which his son Cam Miller also plays for. The team has been nothing but supportive for the family, knowing what their coach and teammate is going through.
X barks the spot in 'PAW Patrol Live!' and 'The Great Pirate Adventure' in Buffalo
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 02:45 pm
All paws on deck! Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present "PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure," an all-new action-packed, music-filled production based on the top-rated animated preschool series "PAW Patrol" produced by Spin Master Entertainment.
Niagara Family Business Center to celebrate 15 years
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 02:35 pm
The Niagara Family Business Center will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception on Thursday, Jan. 25. The event will be held at Consumers Pub at the Park (formerly Pettibone's), 1 James D. Griffin Plaza, Buffalo.
Lewiston-NOTL Rotary Club welcomes special guests
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:25 am
On Jan. 10, the Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club was entranced by two tales of achievement. First, Juanita Finn, winner of one of the Rotary scholarships, told members about her journey from an orphanage in Columbia to an adolescence in Lewiston and on to becoming a biology major at John Carroll University.
Youngstown Garden Club event
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:20 am
The Youngstown Garden Club is having a "Paint a Pretty Flower Pot" party at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown. All are welcome to attend and enjoy wine and cheese - and take home a houseplant!
Hallmark Channel overhauls corporate pet initiative with new name, logo, focus
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:20 am
Hallmark Channel, the country's leading provider of family-friendly entertainment, announced the rebranding of its corporate pet initiative with a new name, logo, and reinforced commitment to educating the public about the many rewards of pet adoption. Originally launched as Pet Project in 2012, the campaign has been rebranded as Adoption Ever After, bringing the core call to action - adopt - to the forefront.
Lewiston Garden Club to meet
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:20 am
The Lewiston Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, in the Lewiston Public Library. After a business meeting, the guest speaker will be Robert Snyder. He will discuss the history of the Erie County Botanical Gardens.
'The Chew' is serving up a fantastic lineup
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:20 am
'The Chew's" Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall are serving up some can't-miss tips to help audiences prep ahead, save money, enjoy a classic meal and indulge in a rainy or snowy day delight.
On heels of continued ratings growth, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces programming to start 2018
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:20 am
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, a premiere television destination for thrilling mysteries, will offer a slate of new, original world premiere movies, as well as a new acquisition to further bolster the schedule.
Hallmark Channel creates first ever '2018 American Rescue Dog Show'
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Hallmark Channel's inaugural "2018 American Rescue Dog Show" premieres exclusively on the network, Monday, Feb. 12 (8 p.m. ET/PT). The special features shelter dogs of various breeds from across the country vying for top dog in the world's most adorable categories.
'Kitten Bowl V,' America's most beloved rescue pet adoption event, is going to Super Bowl LII
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Hallmark Channel brings "Kitten Bowl V" on the road to Super Bowl LII as a major activation hosted in Minneapolis, for 10 days leading up to the day of the big game. The announcement was made as part of Crown Media Family Networks' TV Critics Association Winter Press Tour.
Hulu expands originals slate & announces new content deals at Television Critics Association Press Tour
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Over the weekend at the Television Critics Association's Winter Press Tour at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Hulu Chief Content Officer Joel Stillerman unveiled a series of announcements that continue to fuel momentum for Hulu as it expands its original and library content catalogue - the largest of any streaming video on demand service in the U.S.
New York's plastic bag task force issues report to combat bag waste
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Basil Seggos, chairman of New York's plastic bag task force and commissioner of the State Department of Environmental Conservation, has issued the task force's comprehensive report outlining eight potential solutions to address the "scourge" of plastic bag waste in the state. The report was sent to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature for consideration.
Nurse practitioner joins NFMMC behavioral health team
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Char'lese Perry, a doctorate prepared psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, has joined the staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
UB addiction specialist Clara Bradizza appointed to NIH study section
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Clara Bradizza, Ph.D., senior research scientist in the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, has been selected to serve as a member of the interventions to prevent and treat addictions study section of the National Institutes of Health's Center for Scientific Review.
Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara opens drop-in literacy centers in Niagara Falls & Lockport; looking for volunteers
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Literacy New York Buffalo-Niagara Inc. is announcing an expansion of its initiative to increase adult literacy services in Niagara County. It will open literacy drop-in centers in the cities of Niagara Falls and Lockport as part of a larger outreach project aimed at boosting access to literacy assistance throughout Western New York.
Carrie Underwood pens & records anthemic 'The Champion' for NBC's Super Bowl LII show open
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 11:15 am
Multiplatinum superstar Carrie Underwood will open NBC's Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4 with a video filmed last year for her anthemic song, "The Champion," released globally last week.
Lewiston: DeGiulio's Pharmacy aims to cater to community's needs
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 09:00 am
In fact, within the first five minutes of speaking with brothers and pharmacists Richard and James DeGiulio, you'll probably be asked what you need and what it costs elsewhere (you know, assuming you've actually found "X"). Then, you - yes, you - can have that item ordered and delivered to the store for purchase.
Hibbard's Custard looks to expand
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 09:00 am
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard has served cones and cups and bowls of sweet treats to generations of Lewiston residents. This summer, the Hibbard family is hoping to dish up and distribute custard from larger serving windows.

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