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Grand Island Niagara University senior authors novel based on personal experiences
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:45 pm
Rachael Ruszkowski will graduate from Niagara University in May with degrees in marketing and communication studies - and a published novel.
Steven Curtis Chapman & Mark Mattingly launch Stable Collective, an entertainment-based management company
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:40 pm
Grammy Award-winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman and artist manager Mark Mattingly announce the launch of their new business venture, The Stable Collective.
Dr. Christine Oliver joins Memorial's primary care team
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:40 pm
Christine M. Oliver, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist with extensive experience working with people with developmental disabilities, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Bixler named HR director at Niagara Falls Memorial
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:40 pm
Jacquelyn P. Bixler has been appointed director of human resources at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Scouts donate to children at firefighter event
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:20 pm
Junior Girl Scout Troop 70291 donated toys to the annual Niagara Falls Toy Telethon in December as part of their work to earn a Bronze Award. The girls were able to fundraise money by hosting a bake sale at their school in order to purchase the toys.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Mat Bodie from New York Rangers
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team acquired defenseman Mat Bodie from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Daniel Catenacci.
Niagara Catholic basket raffle this weekend
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:15 pm
On Saturday, March 4, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host its annual basket raffle, which is free and open to the public.
No charges to be filed in youth hockey incident
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:15 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Tuesday his office will not be filing charges against 36-year-old Andrew Peters of Hamburg for his involvement in a fight among youth hockey players during a game Saturday at HarborCenter in Buffalo.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 07:00 am
Fish fry season has begun again - and we want to know where to eat!
ABC's 2017 Academy Awards is TV's top entertainment telecast in 1 year
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 03:30 pm
Ratings for Sunday's Academy Awards telecast were down from 2016, but still provided a dominant victory for ABC.
Goo Goo Dolls announce 'Long Way Home' summer tour; Darien Lake stop included
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 02:35 pm
Multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road this summer for their third headline run since the release of their latest album, "Boxes."
New Niagara University courses embrace Tuscarora culture, language
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 02:25 pm
Niagara University has collaborated with the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District to develop a strategy to help ensure the preservation of the language.
Niagara County Poverty Conference observes 5th anniversary
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 02:20 pm
On Friday, more than 170 individuals from across Niagara and Erie counties will convene at the fifth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference to discuss ideas on alleviating poverty.
Aquarium of Niagara presents 'Penguin Days'
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 02:20 pm
"Penguin Days" returns to the Aquarium of Niagara this weekend (March 4-5).
Harmonia Chamber Singers present 'Into Light,' a concert by candlelight
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 01:35 pm
The Harmonia Chamber Singers present their annual "Into Light" concert, featuring music from the medieval period through the present, in March. Candlelight and lighting effects will enhance the music of light and life, suffering and hope, time and space, Lent and Easter.
Soundgarden announced North American tour
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 01:35 pm
One of the most influential bands in rock music, Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum-selling band Soundgarden has announced a North American headline tour.
Bravo partners with Lay's for first-ever live 'Top Chef' 'Quickfire Challenge'
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 01:25 pm
Bravo Media's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" is partnering with the Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" contest to serve fans the first-ever live "Quickfire Challenge" on Thursday, March 2, at 8:35 p.m. ET - ahead of the "Top Chef" season finale at 9 p.m.
Morinello, Ortt not in favor of Goat Island lodge
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 01:05 pm
Niagara County elected leaders not in favor of Goat Island lodge. Ortt says such a project would compete with new Niagara Falls hotels; Morinello pushes for DeVeaux Woods Park instead
Oscars: 'Moonlight' named best picture ... eventually
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 09:00 am
The following took home the Oscar at Sunday's Academy Awards telecast:
Oscars: PricewaterhouseCoopers issues apology for 'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' mixup
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 08:45 am
PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for tabulating the Academy Awards ballot votes, issued an apology overnight.
Open Arms WNY to host 'Comedy for a Cause'
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 07:00 am
Comedy fans can enjoy April Fool's Day with a night filled with laughs as Open Arms WNY, a new nonprofit based out of Lockport, hosts its first stand-up comedy night, "Comedy for a Cause." The event will take place from 7-9 p.m. April 1, in the club-like atmosphere of the Kenan Center's Taylor Theatre, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
HS hoops: Grand Island moves on
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 10:25 pm
In front of a jam-packed Grand Island High School on Friday, the Vikings defeated the Sweet Home Panthers 45-40.
HS hoops: Niagara Falls survives late scare from Lockport
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 11:00 am
In front of the Lockport faithful at the "Lions Den," the Niagara Falls Wolverines defeated the Lockport Lions, 48-45, on Friday.
People Inc. teams up with Buffalo Sabres to host recruitment rally
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 09:55 am
People Inc. has teamed up with the Buffalo Sabres to host a recruitment rally on from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Lexus Club at the KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo.
Super Monday Championships scheduled for Feb. 27
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Western New York's top high school hockey teams will face off for the Super Monday High School Federation Hockey Championships on Monday, Feb. 27, at KeyBank Center.
Obituary: Former LPD chief, prominent businessman Frank M. Wasko dies
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Frank M. Wasko passed away on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at his home in Orlando, at age 86.
Obituary: Shirley A. Jones
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Shirley A. Jones of Lewiston passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, in DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda.
Grand Island Town Board: Baney announces candidacy
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Jennifer Baney of Grand Island has announced a potential candidacy for Grand Island Town Council.
Coyote coexistence on Grand Island
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 07:00 am
Coyote sightings are not uncommon in Grand Island and at this time of year. When foliage is bare, you may easily see coyotes more often. Coyotes are afraid of people and typically avoid interactions, but with the timing of their natural life cycle, seasonal changes, and changes in their habitats and surroundings, these factors may bring coyotes into sight and contact more often.
'Gowns For Prom' in need of dresses, shoes, volunteers
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The 12th annual "Gowns For Prom" program, sponsored by Colvin Cleaners and presented by Allstate, is seeking donations of new or gently used formal gowns, shoes and accessories of any size. These items are cleaned by Colvin Cleaners and provided free of charge to young ladies in area high schools who are unable to afford a prom gown.
Chamber Awards Gala: Sanger Farms & Bakery recognized
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Sanger Farms & Bakery as recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award. The Youngstown Business and Professional Association assists the chamber in providing a business nomination that has shown dedication and service to the Youngstown community.
Pasta Sauce-Off 2017 promises to be biggest yet
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
When 14-year-old Islanders Jessica Flash and Allyson Nemeth tell people they're holding a big fundraiser, they can tell some people have their doubts.
Tonawanda native supports naval aviation modernization
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:45 am
A Kenmore East High School graduate and Tonawanda native is serving in the U.S. Navy with Commander Strike Fighter Wing, U.S. Pacific Fleet (CSFWP). Petty Officer 3rd Class Robert Burket works as an aviation ordnanceman and operates out of Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, California.
Guardians & Avengers team up for epic, one-hour 'Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy' season 2 premiere on Disney XD
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:45 am
"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy," the action-packed, animated space adventure following a ragtag band of disparate misfits, will debut its second season with a one-hour telecast featuring back-to-back episodes, Saturday, March 11 (9 p.m. EST), on Disney XD.
Higgins supports push for swift action to prevent & respond to threats against Jewish community centers
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins joined over 150 Members of Congress in a letter calling on federal law enforcement and justice agencies to swiftly address the circumstances leading to multiple bomb threats to Jewish community centers nationwide.
Niagara University establishes Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:30 am
Niagara University announced Friday the creation of a new on-campus center that will advance the institution's commitment to diversity and social justice.
Cuomo, Hochul announce start of Aquarium of Niagara penguin exhibit
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the groundbreaking of a $3.3 million penguin exhibit at the Aquarium of Niagara. This exhibit will allow the aquarium to add new programming and interactive features to the already popular attraction, while providing a state-of-the-art habitat for the colony of Humboldt penguins.
Youngstown gets update on Discover Niagara Shuttle
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:45 pm
The Discover Niagara Shuttle is a go for 2017.
Northwest Bank to sponsor Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival on Aug. 25-26
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 05:10 pm
This year, the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival has partnered with Northwest Bank to present the 16th annual festival. The event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26.