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AAA: Eclipse becomes tourism sensation
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:20 pm
On Monday, Aug. 21, the continental U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1979.
Niagara University to implement test-optional admission policy
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:15 pm
Niagara University is taking the lead in Western New York by implementing a test-optional admission policy for the fall 2018 semester. As part of the policy, students seeking admission to Niagara may elect not to submit standardized test scores as part of their admission application.
Budwey's Supermarket purchased by Market in the Square owner
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:15 pm
Grocer Frank Budwey is handing off his family business to the Kusmierski family.
Allstate, Allstate agencies seek to bring hundreds of jobs to New York by year-end
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 01:00 pm
Allstate Insurance Co. has announced a boost to its sales force in New York to keep pace with growing consumer demand for insurance and financial products and services in the state.
Call to artists & makers: LiveNF 'Makers Market' debuting
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
LiveNF will host its first "Makers Market" in Third Street storefronts (400 block) on Saturday, Dec. 9. This event partners with the Power City Eatery "Santa's Workshop" on that same day (444 Third St.).
Buffalo Sabres announce ticket prices, on-sale dates for 2017-18
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced single-game tickets for the 2017-18 regular season will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. The Sabres also announced tickets for the team's preseason home games will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 30.
Shania Twain announces 2018 'NOW' Tour
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:20 pm
Global superstar Shania Twain has announced she will hit the road next year in support of her new album, "NOW." These dates mark Shania's first tour since "Rock This Country" back in 2015. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off May 3 in Tacoma, Washington, and will run through the rest of the summer, culminating in Las Vegas on Aug. 4 at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
William Mattar donations to schools exceeds 1 million pencils
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:00 pm
School supply shortages are found in many inner city and suburban schools. To combat need locally, upstate New York attorney William Mattar sponsors an annual "Pencils 4 Schools" campaign, which provides pencils to students in need.
Fresh from 'AGT,' Grace VanderWaal announces 'Just The Beginning Tour'
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:40 am
Thirteen-year-old singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal is set to embark on her first U.S. headlining tour this fall. The "Just The Beginning Tour" starts with an already sold-out show in Los Angeles on Nov. 5, and will make stops in major cities across the U.S., including Chicago, Boston and New York City.
Gavriluke to join Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Care Center staff
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:40 am
Anna Gavriluke, M.D., an experienced physician and research scientist, will join the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Oct. 1.
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County kicks off 100th anniversary celebration as part of Day of Caring event
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
More than 3,600 volunteers gathered Wednesday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County at KeyBank Center prior to spending the day volunteering as part of the organization's annual "Day of Caring" volunteer event. To celebrate reaching the century milestone there was a ceremonial cake cutting and remarks by UWBEC President and CEO Michael Weiner.
ESD awards Center for Advanced Technology designation to UB
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
Empire State Development has announced its Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) has awarded a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) designation to the University at Buffalo. The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data & Health Sciences (UB CAT) will focus on big data and medicine, with an emphasis on drug development, medical devices and diagnostics.
Food Bank of WNY earns maximum 4-star rating from Charity Navigator
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
The Food Bank of WNY's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have once again earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. This is the third consecutive time the Food Bank of WNY has earned this top distinction.
Total solar eclipse will be a first for many in the US, including a UB expert traveling to see it
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:30 am
"People will be able to see stars as if it were nighttime," says mathematician Gino Biondini.
Dolly Parton to release first children's album, 'I Believe In You,' this fall
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:30 am
At a press conference Wednesday before media reps and their children as special guests, world-renowned entertainer Dolly Parton announced the release of "I Believe In You," her first album written and recorded for kids and those young at heart.
10,000 Maniacs honor music of John Lombardo at Sportsmen's Tavern gig
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:25 am
10,000 Maniacs, one of pop music's most enduring and influential bands, will perform a special show at Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo, on Saturday, Sept. 30, celebrating the birthday of founding member and guitar player John Lombardo.
UB dental school ranked among top 10 in nation, No. 11 worldwide
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine was ranked No. 10 among dental schools in the U.S. and No. 11 among dental schools worldwide in the 2017 global rankings of the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Niagara Falls Water Board offers additional comments on second overflow; DEC investigating
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:25 am
The Niagara Falls Water Board on Wednesday offered additional commentary regarding an overflow that occurred on Aug. 15, following a heavy rain event in Niagara County. This volume overflow situation was formally reported via the SPDES permit and NY Alert System Tuesday afternoon.
PHOTOS: Lynyrd Skynyrd at Artpark
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 09:00 am
Southern rock royalty took the stage this week at Artpark, as Lynyrd Skynyrd headlined "Tuesdays in the Park." The band cranked out a slew of hits over its 90-minute set.
Border Patrol hosts Citizens Academy
Wed, Aug 16th 2017 04:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station will have border patrol agents hosting a Citizens Academy in Niagara Falls beginning Thursday, Aug. 17, and continuing through Thursday, Sept. 21. Participants of the academy will meet from 6-9 p.m. every Thursday at the Niagara Falls Border Patrol Station.
Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson at Artpark on Aug. 22
Wed, Aug 16th 2017 07:00 am
Ian Anderson will perform a multimedia rock concert, Jethro Tull, at Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series in Lewiston. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at 450 S. Fourth Street. Gates open at 4:45 p.m.
DEC statement on potential discharge from Niagara Falls Wastewater Treatment Plant
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 10:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released the following statement Tuesday night:
Princeton Review: Niagara University ranks among 'Best in Northeast'
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:05 pm
Niagara University remains one of the best schools in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.
Tedeschi Trucks Band wraps up triumphant 'Wheels of Soul' tour
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:05 pm
After 21 nights of music across 16 different states, Tedeschi Trucks Band has completed their triumphant third annual "Wheels of Soul" tour.
New album for Ricardo Sanchez
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:00 pm
Difference Media (Capitol Christian Distribution) recording artist and acclaimed worship leader Ricardo Sanchez returns Sept. 29 with "Taste + See," the Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter's first project in nearly two years.
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials bring 'Big Sound' to Buffalo
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:00 pm
Alligator recording artists Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, touring in support of their latest Alligator album, "The Big Sound Of Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials," will perform at Sportsmen's Tavern in Buffalo on Sunday, Aug. 20.
LCA call for actress
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 03:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is looking for a volunteer actress to join the cast of the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks. The productions takes place every Saturday night in September and October.
Calling all Peach Queens
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:40 pm
The Niagara County Peach Queen committee is looking for former Peach Queens. Organizers are creating a database to keep in contact with the 59 former Peach Queens.
ABC releases immersive, 360 virtual reality experiences for 'CMA Fest'
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:40 pm
For the first time, ABC and the Country Music Association are taking "CMA Fest" - the ultimate fan experience showcasing performances from country music's hottest stars - to the next level with the release of full performances from Dierks Bentley with Cole Swindell and Brett Eldredge in virtual reality on ABC Facebook and YouTube channels, and via Littlstar's app for headsets and mobile devices.
Seneca Niagara's Bear's Den welcomes Blackfoot, Chris Robinson Brotherhood this November
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
November's Bear's Den Showroom lineup inside Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino includes Barry Rothbart and Marina Franklin on Thursday, Nov. 2 (8 p.m.); Indigenous with special guest Logan Staats on Saturday, Nov. 4 (8 p.m.); "An Evening with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood" on Friday, Nov. 10 (8 p.m.); Blackfoot on Saturday, Nov. 11 (8 p.m.); Williams and Ree "The Indian and White Guy" on Saturday, Nov. 18 (8 p.m.); and "Strange Days - A Tribute to The Doors" on Friday, Nov. 24 (8 p.m.).
Symposium on Buffalo-Niagara Region immigration and resettlement
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
On Sept. 8-9, The New York Folklore Society, a statewide nonprofit arts organization supporting folklife and traditional arts, and the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, will host a roundtable discussion and symposium to explore challenges in the intersection of immigration, resettlement and cultural traditions in Western New York.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to host 17th annual Native American Music Awards
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
The stars will shine when Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino hosts the 17th annual Native American Music Awards at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.
'Discovery Gala' grows into bigger tent party along Lockport's Erie Canal
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:35 pm
Tickets are still available for "Treasures Under the Tent," the re-imagined and expanded summer fundraiser to benefit the Niagara History Center. The event runs from 6-9 p.m. this Saturday.
Safe boating with your pet during the 'dog days' of August
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 12:30 pm
Time on the water can be an enjoyable summer activity, but when it comes to ensuring a safe family outing, don't forget your furry companions.
Artpark announces new musical development project: 'Elephant in the Room'
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company has announced a new musical development project, "Elephant in the Room," which tells the story of the ecological and societal crises endangering Africa's elephant population and how it reflects back to those here in the U.S. This epic journey will be presented as a free staged reading at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, in the Artpark Gallery, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Submarine Squadron 20 changes command
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:35 pm
Submarine Squadron 20 held a change-of-command ceremony at the chapel aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay on Friday. Capt. Bob Wirth relieved Thomas R. Buchanan as the Submarine Squadron 20 commodore.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. meets, approves Canalside wayfinding & interpretive signage project design
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:30 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met Monday and approved the design for new wayfinding signage at and around Canalside to help visitors navigate their way around the expanding waterfront destination. Canalside is a complex site with numerous and diverse events and programmed activities. It can be accessed by car, walking, biking, boating, etc.
Mike Tirico to serve as play-by-play voice for Notre Dame football on NBC
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:25 pm
Mike Tirico, NBC Sports Group's veteran play-by-play commentator and Olympic primetime host, will join NBC Sports' Notre Dame football coverage this season as its play-by-play voice. Analyst Doug Flutie, who returns for his third season, and sideline reporter Kathryn Tappen, who returns for her fourth season, will join Tirico.
Worship leader, songwriter Cody Carnes will release solo debut 'The Darker The Night/The Brighter The Morning'
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 01:25 pm
Capitol CMG's newest worship leader artist, Cody Carnes, is set to release his solo debut on Sept. 15, titled "The Darker The Night/The Brighter The Morning." This debut comes on the heels of his singles, "The Cross Has The Final Word" and "Til The End of Time (feat. Kari Jobe)," which were released earlier this year.
Niagara Falls Water Board hires global engineering firm AECOM to review recent black water discharge
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls Water Board on Monday announced it has retained the services of global engineering firm AECOM and Senior Project Manager Dr. John Goeddertz to review and analyze various details surrounding the July 29 black water discharge incident involving the lower Niagara River.
 

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