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Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, Sting, Stormzy, Chris Martin, H.E.R. to perform on NBC's 'Global Citizen Prize' special
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:55 pm
Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, Sting, Stormzy, Chris Martin and H.E.R. are all joining forces and will perform at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall for NBC's "Global Citizen Prize" special airing Friday, Dec. 20 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
Aquarium of Niagara will remain closed a little longer
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:40 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Aquarium of Niagara is extending the period of time it will remain closed this week while work continues on "M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay."
Help Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission 'Feed the Falls'
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:30 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is in need of volunteers for its "Feed the Falls" Christmas program.
Nominations announced for 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 03:05 pm
Nominees for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2019, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles, were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center's SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.
PEOPLE celebrates 24 years hosting SAG Awards
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 03:00 pm
Meredith Corporation's PEOPLE will once again host the official SAG Awards Post-Awards Gala, to be held immediately following the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 19, in Los Angeles. This is the 24th year PEOPLE has hosted the event, which takes place on a transformed Shrine Auditorium stage and honors the charitable endeavors of actors in their communities.
Attention all schmoopies: 'The Goldbergs' celebrates 150 episodes
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:45 pm
Cast and crew gathered on set at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City to celebrate a milestone for the hit 1980-something comedy series inspired by Adam F. Goldberg's childhood. "The Goldbergs" 150th episode was filmed, lauded, and airs at 8 p.m. tonight.
Lifehouse, Gianni Russo, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, Tony Orlando announce upcoming performances at Fallsview
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:40 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort welcomes Billboard Music Award winner Lifehouse, actor Gianni Russo, international sensation Frances Yip, country rock classic duo Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, and singer-songwriter Tony Orlando in late winter.
Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops donates $2,000 to FeedMore WNY
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:35 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops will donate $2,000 to FeedMore WNY through "Food2 Families," an annual food drive sponsored, in part, by Tops Markets. This donation is possible thanks to the Taste of Buffalo's participating restaurants, and the purchases of festivalgoers at the event last July.
Navigate ice & snow: AAA offers winter driving advice
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:25 pm
Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. AAA Western and Central New York wants to prepare drivers with winter driving tips to keep everyone safe on the road. The top three winter driving tips include slowing down, increasing the space between yourself and other vehicles, and braking, then turning.
New York State Office for the Aging offers winter safety tips for older New Yorkers
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:20 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers and caregivers to take precautions in winter weather, as cold temperatures and heavy snow can create hazardous conditions for older adults.
LongHorn Steakhouse provides holiday breakfast, gifts for community
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:45 am
The Niagara Falls LongHorn Steakhouse served a free breakfast on Sunday to about 150 children and families who receive services from either Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier or Pinnacle Community Services (formerly Family & Children's Service of Niagara). Those same guests also took home gifts purchased by restaurant staff.
New holiday music from Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae, The Oak Ridge Boys
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:40 am
Lauren Alaina released her own version of the holiday classic, "O Holy Night," last month. She loves Christmas music so much she'd like to release a full album of holiday songs. She has a few favorite songs that she'd have to include on the collection.
PSC: Report recommends improved compensation for rooftop solar
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:40 am
The New York State Department of Public Service staff issued a report outlining options for the Public Service Commission to consider for future compensation for generation by residential rooftop or small commercial solar customers, also known as mass-market customers
Lyft announces 5th annual Lyftie Award winners in Buffalo
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:35 am
Lyft, whose mission is "to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation," announced its fifth annual Lyftie Awards, a program that recognizes the most popular destinations in cities across the country. This year, the Lyfties expanded to celebrate more than 50 markets, including Buffalo, and refreshed its categories to celebrate multimodal transportation and its driver communities.
Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Midland, Maddie & Tae at 'Country 106.5' WYRK's 'Taste of Country'
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:05 pm
WYRK has announced the lineup for the "Toyota Taste of Country" 2020: Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Midland and Maddie & Tae. The show will be opened up by "TOC Riser Competition" winner Fuzzy and the Rustbelts.
Steve Aoki enlists rock icon Sting, breakout trio SHAED for '2 in a Million'
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
Two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Steve Aoki, 17-time Grammy Award-winning musician Sting, and Platinum-selling trio SHAED (known for their hit single "Trampoline") have teamed up to release a new collaborative anthem for soulmates everywhere. "2 in a Million" is an offering from Aoki's upcoming "Neon Future IV."
High schoolers invited to apply for 'Students Inside Albany' conference
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
The League of Women Voters invites motivated high school students to apply for its annual youth conference, "Students Inside Albany."
Canisius College receives $1.8 million grant from John Templeton Foundation
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
Canisius College recently announced the John Templeton Foundation awarded a $1.8 million grant to its Institute for the Global Study of Religion (IGSOR). The grant will be used to conduct the first comprehensive, comparative and empirical study of megachurches in the global south.
Rotary Club of Buffalo brings joy to area children as Toys for Tots sponsor
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Buffalo is sponsoring a Toys for Tots collection drive. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby at the Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St., Buffalo, until Dec. 15.
$100,000 basketball card pulled from pack! One-of-a-kind Zion Williamson rookie card found at Dave & Adam's
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, a Dave & Adam's Card World customer pulled the "Holy Grail" of modern basketball cards: a Zion Williamson Panini Prizms Black 1/1 Rookie Card worth over $100,000.
'The Irishman' leads film nominations for 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 04:55 pm
The Critics Choice Association announced the nominees for the 25th Annual Critics' Choice Awards. The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics' Choice Awards gala, which will once again be hosted by film, television and stage star Taye Diggs, and broadcast live on The CW Television Network on Sunday, Jan. 12 (7 p.m. ET).
'Festival of Slice' crowns pizza powers
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 03:35 pm
The award for Best Cheese went to Jaco's Pizzeria. Sammy's Pizzeria took Best Specialty for its "7-1-6" pizza, which features chicken fingers and steak. The People's Choice award went to Favorites Pizzeria in Lewiston for its honey garlic chicken pizza.
Gas prices stabilized as stocks help keep prices down
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:45 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.57, down 2 cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.42. The New York state average is $2.68 - no change from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.75.
'The Wheels of Soul Tour' makes Artpark stop July 14, as Lewiston welcomes back Tedeschi Trucks Band
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:45 pm
Tedeschi Trucks Band's "Wheels of Soul Tour" returns to the Artpark Amphitheater on July 14, 2020, as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" series. Tedeschi Trucks Band will be joined by eight-piece soul band St. Paul and the Broken Bones plus singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gabe Dixon. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13.
'Circle of Honor': Rare commemorative envelope highlights dedication date
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:25 pm
Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 has released a rare commemorative "first day cover" that will become a prized collector's item. The envelope displays the VFW symbol, the front and back of the VFW's commemorative coin, and the "Circle of Honor" postage stamp that has a Lewiston, NY, postmark dated Nov. 11, 2019 - the day the new monument was dedicated at Academy Park during a dramatic nighttime ceremony.
Want a unique holiday present? Purchase a 12-day pass to 2020 Erie County Fair
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:25 pm
For a limited time, the Erie County Agricultural Society will offer 12-day gate admission passes to the 181st Erie County Fair for $35. The sale began today and will continue until the limited supply is gone. Passes allow for one gate admission per day of the Erie County Fair (passes do not include parking.)
'Family Night' at History Center
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:25 pm
The Niagara County History Center's "Family Nights" continue with fun and informative programs on the third Tuesday of the month. Dec. 17's event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a pizza supper available for a nominal donation, followed by a brief presentation and a hands-on activity appropriate for adults and children. The program concludes by 7:15 pm. The topic for this month's evening is: "A Baby Boomers' Christmas: Holiday Shopping in the 1950s and 1960s."
John Carlson, Tristan Jarry & Jack Eichel named NHL 'Three Stars' of the week
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:20 pm
Washington Capitals defenseman John Carlson, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry and Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 8.
ESD congratulates 22 New York-based productions nominated for 2020 Golden Globe Awards
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 02:05 pm
Empire State Development on Monday congratulated 22 New York-based productions that earned 46 nominations for the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The productions generated more than $809 million in spending and created approximately 41,955 new jobs across the state. All nominated productions participated in the New York State Film Tax Credit Program.
Hoda Kotb & Jenna Bush Hager ring in 2020 with NBC primetime special
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 01:55 pm
Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager will ring in 2020 with an all-star New Year's Eve primetime special, "A Toast to 2019!", Dec. 31 (8 p.m.) on NBC. Kristen Bell, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph, Tony Hale, Terry Crews and Nikki Glaser will join Kotb and Hager as they break down the biggest pop culture moments and trends of the year.
Morning ceremony honoring Tuscaroras set for Dec. 19
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 01:55 pm
Local officials, Native Americans and volunteers will assemble for a brief remembrance ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road in Lewiston. The public is invited to attend and is welcomed to partake in a Dutch-treat fellowship breakfast at Syros Restaurant immediately after the ceremony.
GNBC's iconic 'Nutcracker' takes stage this weekend
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road. The GNBC's production showcases both local and Canadian dancers in a ballet set to the direction of artistic director Beverley Feder, FISTD, FCUSA, FICIA. In addition, local character actors and brave parents will participate in the Act I party scene.
WNY's business women groups celebrate
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
Western New York businesswomen will come together for networking and cheer when the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) meets at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 500 Pearl St., Buffalo. The cost is $35 for NAWBO members and $40 for guests. Register online at
'Blue Christmas Service' in Youngstown
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
The "Blue Christmas Service" at First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at 100 Church St.
Santa arrives at Niagara Power Vista on Saturday
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority holds its annual "Deck the Halls" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the admission-free Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
VIDEO: Santa Claus arrives in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 01:50 pm
Santa Claus flew into the Village of Lewiston on Saturday morning to kickoff Christmas Walk weekend. He was accompanied on his PatProctorCopter by Mrs. Claus and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick. Once the Rainbow Air crew landed, Santa greeted Mayor Anne Welch, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly, and 2019 Peach Queen Victoria Skrlin-Kozak.
Grandma D's Pizzeria: Destino family returns to Creek Road
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Indeed, the Destino family has returned to 3909 Creek Road. Signs on and in front of the building boldly state, "Grandma D's Pizzeria" and "The Original Destino's."
10th annual Youngstown 'Christmas in The Village': Holiday celebrations continue in northern Niagara
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Over past weeks, residents and visitors in our neck of the woods have certainly had the opportunity to experience and be part of a multitude of holiday delights. That included the "Noel of Niagara" light display that continues throughout the season at the Town of Niagara's Veterans Park on Lockport Road; holiday shopping offerings such as Small Business Saturday in Lewiston and Sanborn, "Jingle Falls USA" in Niagara Falls; last weekend's Ransomville Festival of Lights; and Friday evening's Holiday Light Up Parade in Newfane.
Above and Beyond: Sadkowski chosen 2020 chief of Grand Island Fire Co.
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2020 firematic and administrative officers during annual elections held on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at fire headquarters.
Grand Island Town Board: Residents concerned with suspected solar farm
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Suspicious that a new solar farm will be developed in their neighborhood, several Islanders criticized plans to rezone two pieces of property near the intersection of Alvin and Whitehaven roads up the road from the WNY Welcome Center.

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