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3rd annual Buffalo Fitness Games set for April 14
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:10 pm
Registration is now open for the 2018 Buffalo Fitness Games, which will be held Saturday, April 14, in the ADPRO Sports Training Center at New Era Field.
Niagara Greenway projects and meetings announced
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:10 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 20, to determine the consistency of the 59th round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at 95 Perry St., 5th Floor Conference Room, Buffalo. The general meeting will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the executive committee meeting.
The Smashing Pumpkins - featuring original members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin & James Iha - announce first tour since 2000
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:10 pm
Grammy Award-winning alternative rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins on Thursday announced the "Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour," their first trek in nearly 20 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin and James Iha.
Intern opportunities announced at Niagara Hospice
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:10 pm
Niagara Hospice is offering two paid summer internship opportunities for college students living in eastern Niagara County, or any student attending Niagara University or Niagara County Community College. Students are encouraged to apply for the marketing and public relations internship or the special events internship, both made possible through the Grigg Lewis Foundation's workership program.
Bravo's 'Top Chef' gallops to Kentucky for season 16
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:10 pm
Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard award-winning "Top Chef" will call Kentucky home for season 16. The state's "Unbridled Spirit" will reign supreme as a new batch of cheftestants enter the kitchen to battle it out for the coveted title across the thriving culinary scenes in Louisville, Lexington and Lake Cumberland.
Chris Collins stands with families of Flight 3407 on 9th anniversary
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 05:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins on Thursday joined the families of Flight 3407 as they commemorated the ninth anniversary of the 2009 Colgan Air Flight 3407 crash in Clarence.
Fleet Foxes to perform at Artpark
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 12:20 pm
Modern country pop-rock act Fleet Foxes will headline a concert Friday, July 27, in the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
Grand opening set for Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 12:15 pm
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will open May 4. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls, designed to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society.
6th annual Niagara County Poverty Conference explores compassionate communities
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 12:10 pm
On Wednesday, March 7, the sixth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference will ask attendees to ponder the question, "Compassionate Communities: Where Do I Fit In?"
Receive your NYS tax refund up to two weeks sooner
Thu, Feb 15th 2018 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance encouraged all New York state taxpayers to e-file and to have any refund due directly deposited into their bank accounts. It's the fastest and safest way to receive a tax refund. Making those two smart choices won't help if your return is inaccurate, though, so double-check your entries and ensure you have proof for all deductions, income, and credits claimed.
HS Hoops: North Tonawanda survives test from Grand Island
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 10:05 pm
Wednesday night, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks faced the Grand Island Vikings in the Niagara Frontier League's third place crossover game. The Lumberjacks got off to a hot start, but the Vikings continued to push their way back, falling just short. North Tonawanda defeated Grand Island, 59-53, in front of a loud Vikings crowd.
Niagara University clinical mental health counseling program receives CACREP accreditation
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 08:30 pm
Niagara University's clinical mental health counseling program has received full accreditation through 2024 from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs.
Alan Doyle to kick off new run of US tour dates beginning Feb. 27
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 08:30 pm
Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor and recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle will be continuing his U.S. tour starting on Feb. 27.
The CW Network expands its primetime schedule to 6 nights beginning this fall
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 06:30 pm
For the upcoming 2018-19 season, The CW Network will expand its primetime schedule to include Sunday night, growing its lineup of original, first-run programming from five nights to six nights, it was announced by Mark Pedowitz, president, The CW. When the new season launches in October, The CW will offer 12 hours of primetime series each week, Sunday-Friday (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
'NF Rocks USA': Niagara Falls to celebrate launch of website to showcase local music scene
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 06:10 pm
With a live music scene as legendary as the roar of Niagara Falls itself, the City of Niagara Falls has announced the creation of a new website, set to launch Wednesday, Feb. 21, designed to promote live music performances throughout the city.
Online dating decoded: 'Beyond The Swipe' tackles timely topic
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 06:05 pm
It is estimated nearly half of the 110.6 million (2017 U.S. Census Bureau) single Americans date online, but how can Christians surf the digital dating waters in an honorable way? Stemming from a conversation with over 100 people from a diverse range of ages, relationship statuses and more, author Kristin Fry offers a voice of reason to break though all the noise in her timely book "Beyond The Swipe" (Kregel Publications) available April 24.
Memorial Medical Center forum will seek public's input on population health
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
Creating a healthier Niagara will be the focus of Feb. 21 public forum at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Jacobs secures passage of bill to increase number of lifesaving organ donors
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced the unanimous passage of a bill he sponsored that aims to significantly increase the number of registered organ donors in New York state.
Erie County Fair looks for regional bands & performers
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
With six stages featuring more than 110 musical performances, the Erie County Fair ranks as one of Western New York's largest live performance festivals. In addition to music - featuring genres from country to German and rock to jazz - the venue also puts the spotlight on community performers, such as dance ensembles, youth groups and aspiring vocalists.
Longtime volunteer marks special birthday
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
Joe Marra of Niagara Falls recently celebrated his 95th birthday surrounded by some of his fellow volunteers at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. Marra has been volunteering at the hospital for 21 years.
Lewiston Art Festival applications available
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
Applications are now available for the 52nd annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, and Sunday, Aug. 12, in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show. The application deadline is Sunday, April 1.
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announces $6 million commitment to Explore & More Children's Museum
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
On Wednesday, the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced a $6,000,000 "challenge grant" capital and endowment gift to Explore & More Children's Museum. Half of the gift will support ongoing construction of the nation's newest children's museum within the City of Buffalo's burgeoning Canalside district, and the other half will be allocated to an endowment fund to help ensure Explore & More's future sustainability.
Collins applauds funding for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station fitness center
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins applauded President Donald Trump's budget proposal, which includes funding for a state-of-the-art fitness facility at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Last year, Collins corresponded with the Air Force to request funding for this facility be expedited to be included in the fiscal year 2019 budget instead of the original proposal for FY21.
Diane M. Perri Roberts named senior partner at Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
The law firm of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has announced Diane M. Perri Roberts has been named a senior partner with the firm.
Erie County unveils 2019 cultural funding application
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, in conjunction with the Erie County Arts and Cultural Advisory Board, will kick off the 2019 arts and cultural funding program with an application release on Friday, Feb. 23. Applications are being released earlier in the year and will be due earlier than in the past.
Home Free bring 'Timeless World Tour' to Riviera Theatre North Tonawanda
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 10:05 am
Bonafide country a cappella entertainers Home Free are ready to take the "Timeless Tour" to the Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center in North Tonawanda on March 21. The Columbia Records quintet is comprised of Austin Brown (high tenor), Adam Chance (baritone), Tim Foust (bass), Rob Lundquist (tenor) and Adam Rupp (vocal percussion/beatboxer).
Half of all US television households have watched PyeongChang Olympics on networks of NBCUniversal, with 110 million TV viewers tuning in
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 09:50 am
Half of U.S. television homes and more than one-third of the country's population have watched the PyeongChang Olympics on the television networks of NBCUniversal, according to fast cume data provided by Nielsen. Through Sunday, 109.6 million viewers (in 59 million homes) have watched the Winter Games on NBCUniversal networks NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and USA (does not include digital).
'Voodoo Threauxdown' featuring Trombone Shorty & Friends announced for Artpark Tuesdays
Tue, Feb 13th 2018 04:15 pm
In honor of Fat Tuesday - and as New Orleans celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2018 - it was announced Feb. 13 that the "Voodoo Threauxdown" headlined by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, and featuring Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and New Breed Brass Band, will make its way to Lewiston. The performers will bring their touring street party to Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" on Aug. 14.
HS Hoops: Niagara-Wheatfield drops non-league game versus Maryvale
Tue, Feb 13th 2018 12:55 am
Niagara-Wheatfield coach Erik O'Bryan will admit, his team has been close in almost every game, but a big run by the opposing team seems to always haunt the Falcons at the end. That's exactly what happened Monday night, as the Falcons dropped a non-league contest versus Maryvale, 65-49.
NBC ranks #1 for season in total viewers for the first time since 2001-02
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 04:00 pm
NBC has claimed the primetime 2017-18 season-to-date lead among total viewers, with an average of 9.569 million persons for the season through 20 weeks in "most current" results from Nielsen Media Research that include fast-official results for Feb. 9-11.
Pushing back on opiates: Niagara County, state substance abuse office to offer free Narcan training
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 04:00 pm
Even as Niagara County lawmakers begin the process of declaring opioids a "public nuisance" on Monday night, they also will be rolling out an aggressive push to train the public in use of Narcan, the powerful anti-overdose drug that is credited with saving the lives of victims of opiate overdoses.
Mount St. Mary's to honor Bob Burns, Wendy & Curt Stuart, NOTL Rotary at reverse draw fundraiser Feb. 28 at Como Restaurant
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 03:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its annual reverse draw fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at The Como Restaurant, 2220 Pine Avenue Niagara Falls. The event is the continuation of an event that, for many years, was conducted by the Temple Beth Israel. In recent years, the leadership of the temple bestowed the fundraiser to Mount St. Mary's.
O.A.R. books return engagement at Artpark
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 03:10 pm
Of A Revolution brings its "The Just Like Paradise Tour" to Lewiston for a show on Wednesday, Aug 22. Special guest Matt Nathanson will open. Tickets for the "Coors Light Concert" show at Artpark go on sale at noon Friday, Feb. 16.
HEALTHeLINK releases 2017 report to community
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 12:25 pm
Health information exchange (HIE) continues to have an impact on the quality of patient care across the nation, in New York through the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), and in Western New York as demonstrated in HEALTHeLINK'S recently released 2017 report to the community.
Artpark: Vanessa Williams in concert with BPO on July 19
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 12:10 pm
Television, film and Broadway star Vanessa Williams and her band will join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a special concert event at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 pm. Thursday, July 19. Under the baton of Stefan Sanders, Williams will perform songs that span her impressive career, including "Dreamin," "Save the Best for Last" and "Love Is."
Declaring a public nuisance: Local law to enable opioid lawsuit set to advance through legislative committees
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 10:50 am
Niagara County lawmakers are set to declare opioids a "public nuisance" in their county if legislation advances through a series of committee meetings planned for Monday night. That legislation is critical for the county to seek damages under a multigovernment lawsuit against opiate manufacturers.
Artpark adds Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton to 'Tuesdays in the Park' lineup
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 10:05 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced classic rockers Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton will team up for a special double-bill on July 3 as part of the M&T Bank presents "Tuesdays in the Park" summer concert series.
Artpark names M&T Bank as 'Tuesdays in the Park' presenting sponsor
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 08:00 am
On Monday, Artpark & Company officially named M&T Bank as presenting sponsor of the award-winning "Tuesdays in the Park" for the 2018 season. The 12-week series runs from June 12 through Aug. 28.
NYS Tax Department: Take advantage of free tax filing options available to many New Yorkers
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance reminds taxpayers of the free tax filing options available to many New Yorkers.
Falls pastor, nurse practitioner to headline Memorial's 11th annual Black History Celebration
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 07:00 am
Presentations by a popular Niagara Falls pastor and a member of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center stroke care team will highlight the hospital's 11th annual Black History Celebration. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, in the Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.

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