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Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building wins public architecture award
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
The new home of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo has won an Excelsior Award for public architecture in the category of New Construction from the American Institute of Architects New York State.
Niagara University graduates Mt. St. Mary's nurses
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital congratulated six of its registered nurses as graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees from the Niagara University School of Nursing on May 12. All graduated as part of an initiative between Catholic Health and Niagara University.
3 couples remain, but only one will take home special athletes Mirrorball Trophy on season finale of ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars: Athletes'
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
After three weeks of competitive dancing, the final three couples advance to the finals of "Dancing with the Stars: Athletes," live on Monday, May 21 (8-9 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. It's been a very close race this season, and each and every couple has stepped up to the plate and given their all on the ballroom floor.
Television Academy Foundation unveils new online portal for 'The Interviews: An Oral History of Television' with never-before-seen interviews
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
The Television Academy Foundation has launched its new website for "The Interviews: An Oral History of Television" (TelevisionAcademy.com/Interviews), featuring never-before-seen interviews with many of television's most beloved stars, show creators and behind-the-scenes innovators.
Have fun in the sun with Food Network's #SummerSquad
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
Food Network kicks off summer with #SummerSquad, a cross-platform event, on Wednesday, May 23 (4:15pm ET). A follow-up to February's #GameDayEats, which drove over 11 million video views and reached nearly 2 million fans on average per post, #SummerSquad will offer real-time entertainment and engagement featuring a menu of seasonal recipes, tips and inspiration from Food Network experts across the brand's platforms.
ABC's John QuiƱones, 2-time cancer survivor Znaimer celebrated during Niagara University commencement
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:35 pm
Niagara University graduated 1,157 new alumni during a trio of commencement exercises held May 10-12.
Buffalo Police officer Craig Lehner's sacrifice recognized on national monument
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins attended the 37th annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service in Washington, D.C., where fallen Buffalo Police Department officer Craig Lehner was recognized for his sacrifice. Several members of the Buffalo Police Department were also on Capitol Hill for the event.
Buffalo Sabres, Lawrence Pilut agree to entry-level deal
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team signed defenseman Lawrence Pilut to a two-year, entry-level contract.
ECHDC announces President Thomas Dee's retirement
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Tuesday announced its president, Thomas P. Dee, will retire on June 29.
Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club 36th annual auction & Hall of Fame awards set for Saturday
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
On Saturday, May 19, the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club will host its 36th annual dinner auction at the Niagara Falls Conference & Event Center. This event serves as the major fundraiser for the club and will be attended by more than 350 professionals and supporters.
DEC urges New Yorkers: If you care, leave it there
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation cautioned visitors to natural areas against interacting with newborn fawns and other young wildlife as the peak birthing season starts. Those who see a fawn or other newborn wildlife should enjoy their encounter, but keep it brief, maintain some distance, and not attempt to touch the animal.
Modest Mouse comes to UB Center for the Arts
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:15 pm
Tickets to see Modest Mouse at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts in Buffalo on Monday, Oct. 1, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. They are available at the UB Center for the Arts box office on the UB North (Amherst) Campus, online at ticketfly.com, or by phone at 877-987-6487.
Hollywood's biggest stars come together to support NBC's annual 'The Red Nose Day Special'
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:15 pm
The biggest names in television, film and music will come together to have fun and raise money for children in need during NBC's fourth annual "The Red Nose Day Special," airing Thursday, May 24 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on NBC. Hosted by comedian Chris Hardwick, the telecast will be broadcast live from Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
Deadline to challenge property assessments approaches
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:15 pm
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on Tuesday reminded property owners - homeowners and businesses - that the deadline to challenge their property assessment is the fourth Tuesday in May in most communities.
Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest announce 'Live's Oh Baby Photo Contest'
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:15 pm
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" is on the lookout for parents who they think they have the most adorable baby - and have the photos to prove it. With "Live's Oh Baby Photo Contest," one lucky viewer has the chance to win a family trip for four to the gorgeous South Pacific island of Fiji, simply by sending "Live" a picture of their pride and joy.
Great Lakes Research Consortium awards funding to 5 NY projects
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:15 pm
The Great Lakes Research Consortium of 18 colleges and universities in New York has awarded $111,331.00 in grant funding for five projects that will address critical issues associated with pharmaceuticals, pollution and septic leaching; harmful algal bloom, and climate-related coastal resiliency. Research sites are located along Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Sodus Bay and the Wayne County shoreline, Owasco Lake and Skaneateles Lake.
Community Missions welcomes South Korean delegation studying homeless services
Tue, May 15th 2018 04:00 pm
Twenty officials from the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Health & Welfare spent a portion of Tuesday morning at Community Missions' Buffalo Avenue offices. The group sought to look at different approaches to homeless services, as it is reviewing its current programs and management, and looking for new strategies to implement.
ABC unveils 2018-19 primetime schedule
Tue, May 15th 2018 12:45 pm
Coming on the heels of a tremendously successful 2017-18 season that boasts the No. 1 show on television ("Roseanne"), the No. 1 new drama ("The Good Doctor") and the No. 1 reality show launch ("American Idol"), ABC is set to announce a stellar slate of programming for the 2018-19 season. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City.
Construction begins on new Seneca Babcock Community Center
Tue, May 15th 2018 10:00 am
Construction is underway to build a new Seneca Babcock Community Center in the heart of South Buffalo, a 12,600-square-foot facility that will serve underprivileged families. Site work begins at the new community center, located at 82 Harrison St., Buffalo, on Tuesday morning.
Run4Leah/CureNF Team to participate in 11th annual Cure NF fundraiser at Buffalo Marathon
Mon, May 14th 2018 04:45 pm
The Run4Leah/CureNF Team will participate in its 11th annual Cure NF fundraiser at the Buffalo Marathon on Sunday, May 27. The Manth family of North Tonawanda will be joined by hundreds of volunteers, runners and supporters to run or walk to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF) in the full marathon (26.2 miles) or half marathon (13.1 miles). There is also a 5K on Saturday, May 26.
Niagara County Central Rotary donates to Empower
Mon, May 14th 2018 02:10 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary recently presented a $1,500 donation to Jeff Paterson, CEO of Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy.
ECHDC announces art exhibition by renowned artist to be installed on Outer Harbor
Mon, May 14th 2018 11:30 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and announced world-famous artist Robert Indiana's work "NUMBERS ONE through ZERO" will be installed on temporary exhibition on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The 10 eight-foot-high COR-TEN steel sculptures, weighing close to 2,000 pounds apiece, will be placed at Wilkeson Pointe in early June and on loan until October 2019. The board approved a contract with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, which will facilitate the loan and exhibition of this monumental work of public art.
Higgins: $30.3 million-plus for Western New York
Mon, May 14th 2018 11:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced more than $30.3 million in federal funding, allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, for projects and programs in Western New York.
State agencies encourage New Yorkers to green their commutes
Mon, May 14th 2018 11:20 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Monday encouraged New Yorkers to participate in "Green Your Commute Day" on Friday, May 18. DEC is encouraging all commuters to utilize a more sustainable form of transportation to get to work on this day.
Tipping Point Communications names Melissa Yacuzzo director of Buffalo office
Mon, May 14th 2018 11:20 am
Tipping Point Communications, a certified woman-owned marketing communications agency, has named Melissa Yacuzzo as the firm's first director of its new Buffalo office, which will officially open later this month.
Get ready for 'STEAMsational' event Saturday at Niagara Power Vista
Mon, May 14th 2018 11:20 am
The New York Power Authority, in collaboration with WNY STEM, will hold a free STEAM Ahead Career Fair on May 19 at NYPA's Niagara Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
AAA & ECC occupational therapy assistants host CarFit event
Mon, May 14th 2018 10:55 am
AAA Western and Central New York is teaming up with Erie Community College's occupational therapy assistant program along with other occupational therapy clinicians to ensure senior drivers' cars "fit" them. The event, being held at ECC on Monday, May 21, is designed to improve older drivers' safety by ensuring their cars are properly adjusted specifically to them.
Gas prices reach $3 in NYS
Mon, May 14th 2018 10:55 am
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.87, which is up 6 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $2.34. The New York state average is $3, which is up 5 cents from last Monday. A year ago, the state average was $2.50.
AAA: Nearly 42 million Americans will kick off summer with a Memorial Day getaway
Mon, May 14th 2018 10:50 am
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans will kick off the season by traveling in near-record numbers. According to AAA, more than 41.5 million Americans will travel this Memorial Day weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years.
FOX announces new primetime schedule for 2018-19 season; 3 new comedies & 2 new dramas join lineup
Mon, May 14th 2018 10:45 am
Dana Walden and Gary Newman, chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, on Monday unveiled the FOX primetime slate for the 2018-19 television season to the national advertising community during the annual programming presentation at the Beacon Theatre.
NBC carries first place momentum into 2018-19 with year-round programming strategy focused on bold new shows, strong anchors and top talent
Mon, May 14th 2018 10:45 am
Following a triumphant 2017-18 season with an outstanding 38 percent 18-49 lead and a win in entertainment programming (even when Olympics and Super Bowl are factored out), NBC unveiled a new year-round lineup that adds fresh voices, top talent and superb storytellers to an already thriving roster. The new schedule, which will add five first-year dramas and two new comedies (and one transplant) over the course of the 2018-19 season, features a robust fall lineup that paves the way for a blockbuster midseason roster anchored by powerhouse alternative franchises.
'The Voice' teams up with mobile game show 'HQ Trivia' as fans watch and play to win $50,000 & trip to attend season finale
Mon, May 14th 2018 10:00 am
NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice" will team up with interactive global game show sensation "HQ Trivia" for a first-of-its-kind partnership on Monday, May 14, giving fans and viewers a chance to watch and play for a $50,000 cash prize and a trip for two to Los Angeles to attend "The Voice" live season finale performance show on Monday, May 21.
NBC & Simon Cowell bring biggest acts from around world to compete in new winter edition of 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'
Sat, May 12th 2018 06:00 pm
Warming up winter with summer's hottest show, NBC, Syco Entertainment, FremantleMedia North America and executive producer Simon Cowell will be bringing back the most talented and memorable acts in series history to compete with one another when "America's Got Talent: The Champions" arrives on the 2018-19 winter schedule.
Obituary: William H. 'Buddy' Brydges
Sat, May 12th 2018 04:10 pm
William H. "Buddy" Brydges, age 74, passed away at his home in Naples, Florida, on Tuesday, May 2, 2018, surrounded by loved ones.
PHOTOS: AFL/CIO labor unions pay tribute to memory of members who gave lives to job
Sat, May 12th 2018 01:25 pm
AFL/CIO Niagara Orleans Central Labor Council held its 27th annual Workers Memorial Day observation on Saturday. The event took place at the Workers Memorial Monument in Reservoir Park, located just off Route 31 at the base of the New York Power Authority reservoir. Workers, their friends and families, attended the ceremony, which was emceed by Labor Liaison Bill Jakobi.
Renovated Hibbard's Frozen Custard open for season
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:05 am
Following some spring construction, the world-famous Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the 2018 season on Sunday.
Lake to lake portage run set to visit Lewiston this summer
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
At the end of Monday's Village of Lewiston work session, Joe Guerrero announced what he hopes will be the start of an annual event in Western New York and Southern Ontario: A lake to lake portage run.
Wild Kritters of Niagara comes to rescue
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
How often do you see or hear a common loon in Niagara County? Not often or never might be your answer.
Complex, $46.7M Lewiston-Porter budget up for vote
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
With the districtwide budget/Board of Education vote set for Tuesday, May 15, Lewiston-Porter residents gained a wealth of insight into the intricate, $46,746,521 spending plan for 2018-19 in on-campus presentations this week.
Grand Island Town Board: Not all on board with Solarize Grand Island
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
The launch of the Solarize Grand Island program will take place at Town Hall Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to noon but not everyone in the Grand Island Town Board sees the program in the same light.
 

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