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North Tonawanda: City will not pursue dispatch changes
Fri, May 19th 2017 04:15 pm
Despite concerns made by North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association members regarding the county's emergency dispatch system, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas stated in a release Friday the city will not seek to make changes.
Niagara University receives estate gift totaling more than $4 million
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:45 pm
Niagara University has received a gift from the estate of the late Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko. The gift, which will exceed $4.1 million, will be used for several university projects and initiatives.
Gary Clark Jr., Robert Randolph, The Tea Party headline 'Canalside Live' concert series in Buffalo
Thu, May 18th 2017 07:15 pm
Canalside Management Group announced the lineup for its 2017 summer concert series, now known as "Canalside Live," at a press conference on Thursday.
DEC provides advice on burning brush now that burn ban ends
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:25 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has advised that, although the ban on burning has ended, residents should use caution when burning brush.
Buffalo Philharmonic invites military personnel to Memorial Day weekend concert free of charge
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:25 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic is giving back to the men and women who served in the military this Memorial Day weekend.
Dyster proposes technical amendments to new downtown traffic ordinance
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Mayor Paul A. Dyster announced Wednesday he signed into law a new traffic ordinance unanimously approved the Niagara Falls City Council on Monday. He further stated his proposal to request two technical amendments to the ordinance.
Morinello joins colleagues to combat heroin epidemic
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello is joining forces with his colleagues in the New York State Legislature to address the heroin and opioid epidemic that has run rampant across the state. This week, Morinello signed on to cosponsor two Assembly bills associated with the multipronged approach the Legislature has singled out as the proper way to address the disease.
Artpark Theater Academy tuition discount, transportation options & audition information
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
Artpark & Company announced Wednesday that, thanks to additional support received, a 50 percent tuition discount and bus transportation are now offered for Artpark Theater Academy (July 10-Aug. 6). Academy enrollees living in the Niagara Falls and Buffalo areas now will have access to daily bus transportation to and from Artpark (schedule and bus stop locations to be determined) at no charge.
Buffalo Sabres to host NHL Centennial Fan Arena June 2-3 at Scouting Combine
Thu, May 18th 2017 08:20 am
The NHL Centennial Fan Arena, a main pillar of the league's yearlong centennial celebrations, will visit KeyBank Center during the NHL Scouting Combine presented by adidas. An interactive traveling experience honoring a century's worth of extraordinary players, teams and unforgettable moments, the NHL Centennial Fan Arena also features the most revered trophy in all sports: the Stanley Cup. The event is free and open to fans of all ages.
'Get Happy' with Theatre in the Mist
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:25 am
Emily Pici returns to Theatre in the Mist directing an original musical revue, "Get Happy," a tribute to the music of Harold Arlen,‚Äč June 2-4.
Father Levesque celebrates 50 years of Vincentian priesthood
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:15 am
The Niagara University community celebrated the golden jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, during a special Mass on May 6 in the Alumni Chapel.
Rita Ora to host, & Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, Spice Girls' Emma Bunton to serve as architects, on ABC's upcoming music competition series, 'Boy Band'
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:10 am
At Tuesday's upfront presentation at David Geffen Hall in New York City on Tuesday, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey announced singer Rita Ora will host this summer's music competition series "Boy Band," which premieres on Thursday, June 22 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. Dungey also announced Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys) and Emma Bunton (Spice Girls) will join the series as architects, experts who will guide contestants throughout their journey to stardom.
Grammy & Emmy-nominated pop icon Katy Perry set to judge on ABC's 'American Idol'
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:10 am
At Tuesday's upfront presentation at David Geffen Hall in New York City, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey announced Grammy- and Emmy-nominated music luminary Katy Perry is set to judge the next generation of artists on ABC's revival of the beloved music competition series "American Idol."
90th Oscars reunites host Jimmy Kimmel & producers Michael De Luca, Jennifer Todd
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:10 am
For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show favorite Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars telecast and Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced on Tuesday. The 90th Academy Awards will air live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on "Oscar Sunday," March 4, 2018.
New Wallenda spectacular?
Tue, May 16th 2017 07:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers will take up a last-minute resolution tonight to appropriate $35,000 for a proposed helicopter stunt that would feature the wife of daredevil Nik Wallenda.
Village of Lewiston celebrates Lewiston Garden Club: '90 Years and Growing'
Tue, May 16th 2017 02:30 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston dedicated a sign and picture board to the Lewiston Garden Club on Monday. In 2017, the organization turns 90.
PHOTOS: Niagara Region tourism team recognized at 'Day of Appreciation'
Tue, May 16th 2017 02:00 pm
For the third year in a row, Destination Niagara USA (formerly the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.) welcomed all individuals working in the hospitality and tourism industry across Niagara County to a "Day of Appreciation."
Seneca Casinos summer season includes King of the Cage, REO Speedwagon, Styx, KISS, Blues Traveler, Donnie & Marie Osmond
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:40 am
Mixed martial arts excitement is headed back to the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, as officials with Seneca Niagara and King of the Cage announced a new card, scheduled for the Seneca Niagara Events Center on Saturday, Aug. 12 (6 p.m.). Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, May 19.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment, Unyts call upon local companies to increase donations
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:40 am
Pegula Sports and Entertainment has teamed with Unyts to call on the Western New York business community to take action in expanding the collection of lifesaving donations through the "One Buffalo Challenge for Life."
Buffalo Philharmonic announces jam-packed summer season
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's summer schedule features the traditional Independence Eve performance after the Bisons game at Coca-Cola Field; a trip to the Ellicottville Music Festival; a celebration of "Canada 150" at Canalside with Strictly Hip; performances with Shakespeare in Delaware Park and at Artpark; visits to many parts of Buffalo and Western New York for free outdoor concerts; and the grand re-opening of the Richardson Olmsted Campus, with a light show projected on the Richardson Towers.
Jacobs announces action on Lyme disease legislation
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, announced the passage of a trio of bills that strengthen the state's efforts to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases.
Higgins announces Nation Building Here at Home Act
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, kicked off Infrastructure Week 2017 by announcing the Nation Building Here At Home Act, a bill introduced by Higgins to address America's infrastructure needs while putting people to work. The legislation would create a new U.S. Department of Transportation grant program to rebuild this nation's roads, bridges, transit systems, water infrastructure, waterways, ports and airports.
Gretzky, Orr, Lemieux, Crosby & Toews join Doc Emrick for 'NHL Game Changers / All-Time Greats'
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
NBCSN will debut "NHL Game Changers / All-Time Greats," a 30-minute roundtable discussion featuring Stanley Cup champions and NHL legends Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby and Jonathan Toews, this Wednesday, May 17, at midnight ET. Hosted by five-time Sports Emmy Award-winner, U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame member, and lead NHL play-by-play announcer Doc Emrick, "NHL Game Changers" will air following coverage of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators.
DEC accepting applications for volunteer fire assistance grants
Tue, May 16th 2017 10:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting applications for federally funded volunteer fire assistance grants, Commissioner Basil Seggos announced. The deadline for application is May 31.
4 Law Enforcement Torch Run events taking place during Police Week
Mon, May 15th 2017 04:40 pm
For the 31st year in New York state, law enforcement officers will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope throughout various communities leading up to opening ceremonies. The cauldron will be lit on June 16 at Sienna College, signifying the opening of the 2017 State Summer Games.
Zachary Levi set to host 'Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con'
Mon, May 15th 2017 04:25 pm
Syfy has announced Comic-Con fan favorite Zachary Levi ("Chuck," "Thor: The Dark World," "Tangled") will host the network's second annual "Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con," produced by Wilshire Studios.
'Hamilton' writer, Pro Football HOFer, Nat'l Teacher of the Year headline commencement 2017 at NU
Mon, May 15th 2017 02:20 pm
Back in the fall of 2013, the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., shook hands with hundreds of doe-eyed freshmen, the first class of students that he welcomed to campus as the newly minted president of Niagara University.
Deal Realty awards first scholarship
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:15 pm
Kerstin Crum of Youngstown, a senior at Lewiston-Porter High School, is the recipient of the first Deal Realty Scholarship. Crum has been accepted into the State University of New York College at Brockport, where she plans to major in physical education.
Memorial pharmacist receives statewide honors
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:10 pm
Memorial Medical Center pharmacist Amy Wojciechowski, Pharm.D., was named New Practitioner of the Year by the New York State Council of Health-system Pharmacists. The award recognizes leadership, vision and continuous contributions to the field of pharmacy.
ECC contributes to Buffalo City Mission's 'impossible' efforts
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:10 pm
After collecting thousands of canned goods and nonperishables (since late September 2016), SUNY Erie Community College and its student government association joined numerous Western New York groups at the Buffalo City Mission to wrap up the year's "Mission Possible Food Drive School Challenge" with a closing awards ceremony on May 9.
HANCI celebrates National Nurses Week
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:05 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. marked National Nurses Week by paying tribute to its staff.
Watch and win sweepstakes on 'The Chew'
Mon, May 15th 2017 12:10 pm
All week long, viewers have the chance to win fabulous prizes in "The Chew's" watch and win sweepstakes - a trivia contest based on what happens on the show. Then, "The Chew" is bringing surprises galore directly to its fans. In addition, co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome celebrities from Broadway, TV, books and movies to the show the week of May 15-19 (1 p.m. EDT) on The ABC Television Network.
Breast Cancer Network of WNY hosts wellness seminar
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:15 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is conducting the second of its planned 10-part educational seminar series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at its facility, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew.
Higgins announces winners of annual student art competition
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition. Higgins received 54 pieces of artwork from students from 11 local high schools.
DEC issues guidance to keep drugs out of New York's waters
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos has issued guidance (http://www.dec.ny.gov/regulations/64558.html) for pharmacies and the public to keep unused drugs out of New York's waters. The guidance was prepared in consultation with the New York State Department of Health and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The guidance is available on DEC's website at www.dontflushyourdrugs.net.
Kenan Center to present 47th annual 100 American Craftsmen Show
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
The best in contemporary craft art returns to the Kenan Center in Lockport with the 47th annual 100 American Craftsmen show, June 2-4.
Brandon Heath releases new single, 'Whole Heart'
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
Grammy-Nominated singer/songwriter Brandon Heath has released a brand new song, "Whole Heart," to radio. The single is also available at all digital and streaming outlets.
ESD announces RFP for New York State Minority and Women Revolving Loan Trust Fund
Mon, May 15th 2017 10:00 am
Empire State Development has issued a request for proposals for the New York State Minority and Women Revolving Loan Trust Fund, a program designed to make low-cost financial assistance available at the local level to minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs).