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ABC announces celebrity cast for 'Dancing with the Stars'
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 02:20 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" is waltzing its way into its upcoming season, and the new celebrity cast is adding some glitzy bling to their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off Monday, Sept. 24 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
NBC clinches 2017-18 52-week TV season in both 18-49 & total viewers
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 02:00 pm
While NBC was expected to win the 18-49 demo crown for the fifth consecutive 52-week season, for the first time in 16 years the Peacock has also won the overall total-viewer race to become the most watched network in America.
Buffalo Beauts announce 2018 training camp, exhibition games
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 01:50 pm
The Buffalo Beauts announced the team will open its training camp on Wednesday, Sept. 19, when players are scheduled to report for the first practice of the season.
Erie County Senior Services Department schedules annual public hearings
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 01:50 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced a series of public hearings to be held in order to seek input on programs and services offered by the department, and solicit comments and ideas from the public on how to improve those services to better serve the county's senior population. Hearings will be held in late October and early November at five sites around Erie County.
Buffalo Sabres release 2018 training camp roster
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 01:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the roster for the team's training camp, which begins Thursday, Sept. 13, when players are scheduled to report for testing and physicals.
'Christmas on Ice' returns to create a winter wonderland at Fallsview Casino Resort
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 01:50 pm
From Nov. 22 to Dec. 9, Fallsview Casino Resort presents "Christmas on Ice," a thrilling Christmas-themed spectacle of championship ice skaters, dancers, singers and holiday cheer.
My One Buffalo 3.0 mobile app now ready to download
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 01:50 pm
The My One Buffalo mobile app is back for the 2018-19 season, and features upgrades that create an even more user-friendly way to manage tickets, find team content, view schedules and venue information, connect with unique, team-based experiences, and participate in the membership program.
Get ready for 'Grannies Lemonade Stand Showdown' at Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets
Wed, Sep 12th 2018 11:30 am
Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets will be the site of "Grannies Lemonade Stand Showdown" on Sunday, Sept. 16. The event runs from noon until 5 p.m. and is for children in age categories 5 to 7 and 8 to 10.
HS girls soccer: Niagara-Wheatfield knocks off Lewiston-Porter
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 09:15 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons girls soccer team make it very difficult for teams to score. The team has given up just two goals in eight games, and on Tuesday, nothing was different versus Lewiston-Porter. The Falcons defeated the Lancers, 3-0, in Niagara Frontier League play behind two goals from Briana Zayatz and one from Erin Weir. The shutout was also the Falcons' sixth of the season.
9/11: 'Patriots and Heroes Park' remembrance features gifting of World Trade Center steel to Russell Salvatore
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 03:25 pm
As Western New York and the nation stop to reflect on the horrific events that changed the world on Sept. 11, 2001, Russell J. Salvatore marked the somber anniversary at the "Patriots and Heroes Park" in front of his restaurant, Russell's Steaks, Chops, and More, at 6675 Transit Road, on Tuesday.
9/11: National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund remembers law enforcement officers who made ultimate sacrifice
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 03:25 pm
As the nation commemorates the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund remembers the brave men and women who lost their lives 17 years ago responding to attacks against the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon, and the plane crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Buffalo, Niagara Falls GuildCare adult day health care programs help veterans with vision loss
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 03:25 pm
Buffalo and Niagara Falls GuildCare adult day health programs were awarded a VA contract to provide services to veterans.
Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club & WNY volunteer fire companies to participate in 9/11 tribute
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 03:25 pm
The Red Knights Chapter 47 will host its annual 9/11 tribute in "Patriots and Heroes Park" at 6 p.m. today. The majority of the 92 volunteer fire departments in Western New York will be represented in this special event.
ESD announces finalists for 5th annual 43North competition; $1M grand prize
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 03:25 pm
Empire State Development on Tuesday announced the 18 finalists of this year's 43North competition. The $5 million startup competition, which is supported by the governor's Buffalo Billion initiative, is designed to encourage entrepreneurs with high growth potential to compete for enterprise funding in Western New York.
'The Voice' to debut first-ever 'Comeback Stage' companion series with chart-topping country music star Kelsea Ballerini as 5th coach
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 12:30 pm
Four-time Emmy Award-winning hit musical competition series "The Voice" will debut its first-ever, 10-part "Comeback Stage" companion series in its upcoming 15th season, which premieres Monday, Sept. 24 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on NBC.
Crisis intervention training grant provides expanded law enforcement education on mental health issues
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 12:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Congressman Brian Higgins, City of Tonawanda Mayor Rick Davis, Commissioner of Mental Health Michael Ranney, Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, and Police Chief William Strassburg with representatives of the City of Tonawanda Police Department at the Tonawanda City Police HQ to announce an early diversion grant of $1.65 million over five years to provide crisis intervention training ("CIT") to law enforcement agencies across Erie County.
'Jeopardy!' to celebrate its 35th season with first all-star games tournament
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 12:25 pm
"Jeopardy!" begins its 35th season in syndication this week, and as part of the anniversary celebration, "America's Favorite Quiz Show" will debut a new tournament in a never-before-seen format: the "Jeopardy! All-Star Games."
Discounts for military, police & fire personnel this weekend at Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 12:25 pm
The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence will kick off its 23rd annual Fall Festival this weekend (10 a.m. to dusk Saturday and Sunday) with a special armed forces weekend in collaboration with WNYHeroes Inc. The regular admission fee will be waived for active duty and retired military, police or fire department personnel who present proper identification to WNY Heroes representatives at the gate.
Sanborn National Guard soldier receives new rank, new responsibilities
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 12:25 pm
Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German, adjutant general for the state of New York, announced the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Included was Kassandra Bissell of Sanborn, assigned to the 105th Military Police Co., who received a promotion to the rank of private first class.
Family Promise of WNY to host fourth annual 'Choctoberfest'
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 12:25 pm
Family Promise of WNY, a community organization providing temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness within Western New York, will host its fourth annual "Choctoberfest" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Resurgence Brewing Co.
Academy Award-winning Mark Bridges highlights inaugural Niagara Falls International Film Fest
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 12:25 pm
Mark Bridges, a Niagara Falls native and two-time Academy Award winner, will be among Hollywood filmmaking celebrities being honored at the upcoming inaugural Niagara Falls International Film Festival.
Medical Center Auxiliary to hold chicken and rib dinner
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:30 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold its annual chicken and rib dinner from 4-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Bakery Restaurant, 3004 Niagara St. Guests may dine in or take out. The meal includes a chicken leg quarter, ribs, mashed potatoes, vegetable, roll and beverage.
Results of Outer Harbor public input survey now available
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:30 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) has released the results of its Outer Harbor "Capital Planning Phase" public survey. The qualitative survey, which was conducted both online and in-person, was part of the agency's first community meeting to seek public input for three projects focusing on access and the activation of over 150 acres of Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum selected for STEM 2035 cohort
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:15 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has been selected to join the STEM 2035 cohort, a $5.5-million initiative developed by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, through which grant funding and technical assistance will be provided to 17 existing afterschool and summer STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs in Western New York and Southeast Michigan.
Modern Disposal services strengthens construction & events services by acquiring Ball Toilet & Septic Services
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:15 am
Modern Disposal Services Inc., a growing and fully integrated solid waste services company, announced it has acquired the assets of Ball Toilet & Septic Services Inc. An established and well-respected service business, Ball Toilet & Septic Services has served Western New York for more than 25 years. The acquisition of Ball strengthens Modern's construction and events services offering throughout Western New York.
Summit on Aging and Independence on Sept. 18
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
The Western New York Independent Living Family of Agencies, with support from a number of community agencies, is holding its fourth biannual Summit on Aging and Independence, with expert speakers conducting workshops in 16 different areas. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.
HAL announces September speaker
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's September program is titled "One Hundred and One Years of Crystal Beach." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
Ghostlight thriller on stage
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
The thriller "A Night of Dark Intent," written and directed by L. Don Swartz, will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda.
Villa Maria College to host meet-and-greet with Interim President Dr. Matthew Giordano
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
Join members of Villa Maria College's board of trustees and the college community to meet Interim President Dr. Matthew Giordano on Thursday, Sept. 20.
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine welcomes new doctors
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is welcoming a couple of new doctors to the practice.
Compassion Productions launches 'Compassion LIVE'
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
Compassion Productions is announcing a re-branding of its popular touring division to "Compassion LIVE." During its eight-year tenure, the touring arm of Compassion International has welcomed over 650,000 people to experiences that matter and witnessed more than 40,000 children sponsored through Compassion International, which aims to release children from poverty in 25 countries.
Barker Lions open year
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 10:45 am
Niagara Falls Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner at The Como
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 10:45 am
The Niagara Falls City School District Athletic Hall of Fame induction dinner will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at The Como, 2220 Pine Ave. The cost is $30 per person and $12 for each child age 12 and younger. There will be a cash bar. Reservations can be made by calling the district athletic office at 716-286-0794.
Porter book signing for 'Johnnie's Adventures'
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 10:45 am
A book signing for "Johnnie's Adventures: Germans Coming to America" will take place from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Town of Porter Historical Museum (Red Brick Village Center second floor), 240 Lockport St.
On Grandparents Day, Underwood issues warning about scam targeting grandparents
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 10:45 am
To mark National Grandparents Day, Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood on Sunday issued an alert to New Yorkers about the "Grandparent Scam," a common phone scam that targets senior citizens with calls from fraudsters that pose as a grandchild of the victim. Underwood also shared a public service announcement that explains how the scam works and offers tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.
Clydesdales march into Lewiston
Mon, Sep 10th 2018 09:00 am
Eight of the world-famous Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) Clydesdales were on display in the Village of Lewiston on Sunday afternoon.
Santana Sawma crowned Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 9th 2018 11:10 pm
Perhaps the most successful Niagara County Peach Festival of all time - four days strong and no rain this year - concluded Sunday night with the crowning of a new Peach Queen: Santana Sawma.
Lewiston celebrating Peach Festival
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 07:30 pm
The first three days of the 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival have gone off without a hitch. Thousands of people have traveled to Academy Park -- many in free, air-conditioned shuttles -- to enjoy Lewiston's signature event.
Niagara-Wheatfield wins battle of Falcons, defeat Frontier
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 06:05 pm
What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team's defense struggled to slow teams down. In 2018, the Falcons haven't given up a point. The Falcons defeated the Frontier Falcons, 19-0, Saturday, on a cool and breezy day at Terry Harvey Field.

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