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Hollyn releases her debut LP, 'One-Way Conversations'
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 04:45 pm
On Friday, Gotee Records' Hollyn releases her first full-length album, "One-Way Conversations." The album has hit No. 2 on the iTunes pop albums chart (just under Lady Gaga) and top 10 overall. It will be releasing physically to retail on March 3.
Saturday, Feb. 11, designated 211 Day across North America
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 04:40 pm
Saturday, Feb. 11, a date also read as 2-11, has been designated as 211 Day across North America to raise awareness of the free community resource for nonurgent issues via phone.
All-new celebrity cast of ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' will be revealed Wednesday, March 1, exclusively on 'Good Morning America'
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 04:40 pm
This season's new cast of "Dancing with the Stars" will be revealed live, Wednesday, March 1, exclusively on "Good Morning America" (7-9 a.m. EST) on The ABC Television Network.
High school hockey: Vikings spoil Senior Night, strike gold
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 04:40 pm
In front of a loud Hyde Park Ice Pavilion crowd, the Grand Island Vikings spoiled the Niagara Falls Wolverines' Senior Night, defeating them 4-0 on Thursday.
Village of Lewiston approves Fairchild proposal
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 02:50 pm
With little resistance from the public, trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday unanimously approved James Jerge's plan to build apartments on Fairchild Place and Onondaga streets.
DEC to hold state of Lake Ontario meetings
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 02:45 pm
The public will have the opportunity to learn more about the state of Lake Ontario fisheries, at upcoming public meetings scheduled for Niagara, Monroe and Oswego counties in March, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced this week.
Jacobs calls on Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling system at Grand Island bridges
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:05 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th District, has called on the New York State Thruway Authority to implement cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges. In a letter to Thruway Authority Executive Director Bill Finch, Jacobs outlined the rationale for cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
Property tax exemption deadline approaching
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:00 pm
The Town of Grand Island Assessors Office reminds Islanders that March 1 is the deadline for all Basic STAR, Enhanced/Senior STAR and veterans property tax exemptions to be added to the assessment roll for school tax year 2017-18 and town/county tax year 2018. (Apply online at https://tax.ny.gov/ or by phone at 518-457-2036.)
'Undie Sunday' runs through Feb. 12
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 12:00 pm
Hampers placed in Island churches and schools are drop-off points for the renewed clothing drive "Undie Sunday," conducted by the Grand Island Rotary Club.
Plans underway for new veterans memorial at Fairmount Park
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:50 am
Local volunteers are planning the construction of a veterans memorial for Wheatfield's Fairmount Park where community members can honor those who have served.
Wheatfield designates funds for landfill fence
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:45 am
The Town of Wheatfield is proceeding with plans to install a fence around the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill, which the state Department of Environmental Conservation found contains hazardous chemicals.
NT Common Council welcomes new members
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:45 am
After a productive year in 2016, North Tonawanda residents should expect even more from the city this year, according to Mayor Arthur J. Pappas.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara recognizes local leaders
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 11:45 am
More than 200 people gathered for the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's Heroes of Niagara awards dinner to celebrate the generosity and accomplishments of local community leaders on Feb. 2 at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls.
Morinello holds first 'Valentines for Seniors' event
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 07:00 pm
On Thursday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined students from Niagara Falls' Catholic Academy to create Valentine's Day cards for seniors around the district. The event is one Morinello plans to make a yearly tradition. He said he hopes it will inspire others to think about giving back to those across the district.
Oakwood meeting on Monday, Feb. 13
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 07:00 pm
The Special Friends of Oakwood Cemetery committee will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Oakwood House, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls. The committee meets on the second Monday of the month for an hour to discuss the volunteer needs of Oakwood.
'Sesame Street Live's' 'Make a New Friend' takes stage in Buffalo
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 02:45 pm
Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their "Sesame Street" friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to "Sesame Street." Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies.
Limited time discount offer for Artpark Theater Academy
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 12:20 pm
Artpark & Company will present a unique and new opportunity for local youth to let their talents shine in a full production of "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." presented at the Mainstage Theater. The production includes a complete set and will be created, designed, rehearsed and performed by Artpark Theater Academy students.
Bob Costas passes Olympic torch to Mike Tirico as NBC's primetime Olympic host
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 12:10 pm
Bob Costas, the primetime host of every NBC Olympics since 1992, has passed the torch to Mike Tirico - who will make his debut as NBC's primetime Olympic host beginning with PyeongChang 2018.
Record-breaking Sweet Charity for Food Bank of WNY
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 12:10 pm
Approximately 936,000 meals will be provided to local families in need as a result of the 11th annual Sweet Charity to benefit the Food Bank of WNY. Presented by James Desiderio Wholesale Produce, this year's fundraiser raised a record-breaking $156,000. The proceeds will help the Food Bank provide an additional 100,000 meals as compared to last year's event.
Sabres to host community blood drive for Unyts on Feb. 13
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres will join Unyts to host a community blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the Lexus Club at KeyBank Center. Presenting donors are welcome to walk in or make an appointment for a prearranged time. Complimentary parking will be available in the attached HarborCenter parking ramp.
'Going Red' for Heart Month awareness
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:10 pm
Red was certainly the color of the day on Feb. 3 as associates from throughout Mount St. Mary's took part in the annual American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" heart disease awareness day.
Buffalo Museum of Science hosts 'Get Out Your Guitar Day'
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:10 pm
The Buffalo Museum of Science will host "Get Out Your Guitar Day" from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. "Get Out Your Guitar Day" is a national day that celebrates guitars and guitarists of all genres. It will be presented in conjunction with the travelling exhibit "GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World," on view through May 7.
DEC, State Parks encourage snowmobilers to ride safely
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:05 pm
The Department of Environmental Conservation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are reminding snowmobilers to ride responsibly and put safety first as they enjoy the state's abundant snowmobiling opportunities.
Falls evangelist to keynote Memorial's 10th annual Black History Celebration
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:05 pm
A retired Niagara Falls police detective who is now a full-time Christian minister will be the keynote speaker on Friday, Feb. 17, at the 10th annual Black History Celebration at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 Tenth St.
Artpark welcomes Blondie & Garbage co-headlining 'Rage and Rapture' Tour
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 03:30 pm
Blondie & Garbage on Wednesday announced a co-headline North American tour that will kick off on July 5 in Saratoga, California, and wrap on Aug. 12 in Dallas. The show stops in Lewiston as part of Artpark & Company's "Tuesdays in the Park" on July 25.
Artpark announces KeyBank as Tuesday concert series presenting sponsor
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 03:25 pm
Artpark & Company officially announced KeyBank as the new presenting sponsor of the award-winning "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series for the 2017 season. The new "KeyBank presents Tuesdays in the Park" series will present 12 concert events June 6 through Aug. 29.
High school hoops: Falls gets revenge on Vikings
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 09:05 am
In front of a loud crowd inside Grand Island High School on Tuesday, the Niagara Falls High School Wolverines defeated the Grand Island Vikings by a score of 70-62. The win gives the Wolverines a split of the season series, as they lost the first game to the Vikings, 61-53.
The Band Perry headlines May lineup at Fallsview
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:40 pm
With fiery, rock-driven beats, Grammy Award-winning country trio The Band Perry promises to perform nothing short of a musical tour de force at Fallsview Casino Resort this May. (8:30 p.m. May 4 and 9 p.m. May 5; tickets start at $70.)
NBC's 'Little Big Shots' returns March 5 with 4-year-old worship leader, basketball phenom & Philippines singing sensation
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
NBC's hit series "Little Big Shots" returns for season two on Sunday, March 5 (8-9 p.m. ET), with a fun, entertaining premiere featuring six talented kids. Steve Harvey hosts the feel-good, family-friendly series, executive produced by Harvey and Ellen DeGeneres, and goes toe-to-toe with them in humorous conversations and interviews.
Boy George competes with Matt Iseman to be 'The New Celebrity Apprentice'
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
Season eight of "The New Celebrity Apprentice" will come to a close Monday, Feb. 13 (9-10 p.m. ET), with two finalists left to compete for $250,000 for their favorite charity - Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Boy George, and Matt Iseman, the host of "American Ninja Warrior."
NBCUniversal celebrates 1 year out from Winter Olympics
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
Wednesday marks one year out from the start of the Winter Olympics, which will begin on Feb. 8, 2018, in PyeongChang, South Korea. NBCUniversal will celebrate the occasion with a host of promotional and editorial initiatives that span the company's portfolio of broadcast, cable, digital, regional, local and radio assets.
Community Missions preparing for 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
More than 280 attendees are expected to celebrate Community Missions' 20th annual Sweetheart Dinner on Friday, Feb. 10, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Niagara Greenway meetings announced
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:35 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, March 21, to determine the consistency of the 54th round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at The Lodge of Woodlawn Beach State Park, 3580 Lakeshore Road, Blasdell. The general meeting will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the executive committee meeting.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.: Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival relocating to Buffalo Outer Harbor
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:30 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC), Outer Harbor Management Group, the City of Buffalo and the Italian Heritage Festival Association announced the relocation of the Galbani Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival from Hertel Avenue to Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Buffalo Sabres: Corporate Challenge Hockey Tournament Presented by Pure Hockey returns for 13th year
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will host the 13th annual Buffalo Sabres Corporate Hockey Challenge Presented by Pure Hockey on Thursday, March 23, at KeyBank Center.
Niagara Falls Comic Con returns in June
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:30 pm
Niagara Falls on both sides of the border have become the mecca of family getaways. But thousands of families travel to Niagara Falls, Ontario, to take part in the biggest pop culture event of the year: Niagara Falls Comic Con.
Mount St. Mary's emergency department recognized by Healthcare Association of New York State
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The emergency department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has been recognized by the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) for its efforts to change procedures to decrease wait times and improve communication with patients.
Halle Berry, Chris Evans, Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Shirley MacLaine, Hailee Steinfeld among second group of Oscar presenters
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd on Tuesday announced the second slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, Feb. 26, on the ABC Television Network.
'Interrupting Poverty' theme for 5th annual Niagara County Poverty Conference
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The fifth annual Niagara County Poverty Conference will be presented on Friday, March 3, at the Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building by the Niagara County Coalition for Services to the Homeless, along with Buffalo/Niagara Falls and Erie/Niagara Counties Continuum of Care, and Niagara University.
Niagara Falls AARP February meeting
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Area, Chapter No. 283 of AARP announces its next meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.