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NY's Responsible Play Partnership reminder: Some holiday gifts are not meant for kids
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:35 am
New York's Responsible Play Partnership is asking holiday gift givers not to gift lottery scratch-off tickets to minors this holiday season.
Barker Lions induct one, and recognize other long-time members
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:30 am
The Barker Lions Club recently held its annual holiday party in place of a regular meeting. At that time, 30 members and partners in service gathered to celebrate the holiday together.
FOX Networks Group to launch '24: Legacy' in more than 160 countries across FOX channels
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:30 am
Fox Networks Group will air "24: Legacy," the next chapter in the Emmy Award-winning action series from 20th Century Fox Television and Imagine Television, in more than 160 countries, after the show's U.S. premiere Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, on FOX.
Enter the world of Westeros with the 'Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience'
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:25 am
Enter the world of Westeros with the "Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience," an immersive music and visual experience that will bring the Seven Kingdoms to life on a scale never seen before.
Hospice PharmD elected to board of Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 02:05 pm
Niagara Hospice Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services Robert G. Wahler, PharmD, CPE, has been voted in by the Society of Palliative Care Pharmacists general membership as a board of trustee member representing the specialty practice of hospice.
Musician Medics meet, dine at Hard Rock
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 02:00 pm
On Sunday evening, participants of Musician Medics met for dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA. They were welcomed by the program's sponsor, the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, and ate inside a room dedicated to Western New York's rock 'n' roll royalty.
Stevie Wonder & Ariana Grande added as performers on season finale of 'The Voice'
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:40 pm
Stevie Wonder & Ariana Grande will sing "Faith," from the soundtrack to Illumination Entertainment & Universal Pictures' upcoming event film "Sing."
'Amahl and the Night Visitors' to be staged in Youngstown
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:35 pm
"Amahl and the Night Visitors" will be staged at First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18. The performance, running under an hour in length, is free to attend.
Explore & More announces $1 million capital gift from Paul A. Saffrin Foundation for 'Play It Forward' campaign
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
Explore & More Children's Museum on Monday announced a $1 million capital gift from the Paul A. Saffrin Foundation for the "Play It Forward" capital campaign to build the new museum at Canalside.
NACS launches 'All Our Relations' project to improve Native American community relations, health in Buffalo
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
The Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties Inc. (NACS) has announces the launch of the "All Our Relations" project (AOR), funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
Niagara County offers free chronic disease self-management workshop series
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health, in collaboration with the Department for the Aging, is offering two free workshops for people with chronic illnesses (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis or anxiety).
State Parks: 2016-17 winter waterfowl drawing dates set
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the lottery drawing dates for the remaining waterfowl season. The season runs from Dec. 31 through Jan. 15, 2017 and includes duck and goose.
'NF Mass Mob' to debut in Falls
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:25 pm
Event is focused on bringing the community together to raise awareness about our rich heritage and reinvigorate Niagara's historic urban churches with activity and optimism.
Prepare to go big in 2017 with new Food Network series 'Ginormous Food'
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:20 pm
Food fanatic Josh Denny is on a quest to find the greatest, tastiest and hugest meals in "Ginormous Food," premiering Friday, Jan. 6 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Kenmore Mercy only NYS hospital to earn Leapfrog Group's top hospital award for 2016
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:20 pm
The Leapfrog Group announced Kenmore Mercy Hospital has become the only facility in New York to be named a top hospital. Widely acknowledged as one of the most prestigious distinctions a hospital can receive in the U.S., the recognition showcases Kenmore Mercy's commitment to patient safety and quality.
Higgins applauds action on Buffalo Skyway environmental review
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced continued progress on efforts to examine removal of the Buffalo Skyway. On Monday, the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council, the region's transportation planning board, took action to endorse plans for formal environmental review of skyway alternatives.
Ortt to SUNY: 'No sanctuary campuses'
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:20 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday called on the State University of New York board of trustees to immediately reject calls to establish "sanctuary campuses" at SUNY schools.
Golden Globes announces nominations; full list
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 09:50 am
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominations for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards on Monday morning. Those nominated include:
Aceti's Wine & Spirits celebrates 10 years
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 pm
A "Thank you" party for Aceti's Wine & Spirits drew a steady stream of customers and well-wishers last Friday, with customers helping the store celebrate 10 years in business.
Meat and potatoes mastered at Syros
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 10:00 am
Try as I may, I can't finish the Syros steak and eggs in one sitting.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Ribbon-cutting held for new Baseline Road business
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
After working two jobs for years off the Island, Andi LaMar has opened her own business in her hometown.
Grand Island Town Board: State rejects Share the Road option for West River Connector Trail
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
After learning the state had rejected the latest proposed option for the West River Connector Trail, Town Councilman Mike Madigan vowed to continue opposing the state's preferred option that would close West River Parkway.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Soluri chosen '17 chief
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island firefighters chose 2017 firematic and administrative officers during annual elections held Wednesday, Dec. 7, at fire headquarters, 2275 Baseline Road.
Lew-Port instructor recognized
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter special education instructor Ashli Dreher (third from left) was honored this week with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2016 Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award.
Youngstown Lions announce Holiday Lighting Contest
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club will hold its annual Holiday Lighting Contest the evening of Friday, Dec. 16, in the Village of Youngstown and Town of Porter.
Village of Lewiston trustees meet new Greenway exec. director
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
New Niagara River Greenway Executive Director Jeanne Leccese paid a visit to Monday's Village of Lewiston work session. Not yet three months into the job, Leccese has already made visiting Greenway municipalities a priority.
Grammy-winner TobyMac invites listeners to 'Bring On The Holidays' in first Christmas single in 5 years
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 09:30 pm
To the surprise of thousands of fans, Grammy-winner TobyMac debuts his latest Christmas single "Bring On The Holidays," available today. Revealing the song on social media, "Bring On The Holidays" marks the first time in five years the platinum-selling artist has released Christmas music.
Buffalo Bills name Eric Wood as team's 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Bills have named center Eric Wood as the team's 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee.
Western New York REDC awarded $62 million for 105 projects, including $400K for Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:35 pm
As part of Round VI of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Regional Council initiative, the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council was awarded $62 million for 105 projects that build on the region's assets to invest in the future.
Pearl Harbor remembered
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:35 pm
Seventy-five years after a day that will live in infamy, more than 50 Islanders gathered to remember the attacks on Pearl Harbor.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Shop with a Cop'
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:20 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office hosted its fifth annual "Shop with a Cop" event Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Walmart store on South Transit Road in Lockport.
The new community directory's here!
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:15 pm
Island residents should keep a sharp eye out for the latest edition of the Grand Island Community Directory.
RealtyUSA holding food, clothing drive
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:10 pm
The RealtyUSA office of Grand Island is collecting nonperishable food items for the Food Bank of WNY and new unwrapped toys, clothing and necessities for a battered women's shelter.
River Oaks to support Neighbors Foundation
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:10 pm
Ellden's Grill & Banquet at River Oaks Golf Club will host a pancake breakfast supporting the Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island.
Hochul supports Pillows for Their Head drive
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:00 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visited Buffalo Monday in support of a fund drive for the needy organized by Grand Islanders.
6th annual 'Ugly Christmas Sweater Party,' cookie swaps, celebrities & holiday recipes - it's a week of merry-making on 'The Chew'
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 03:40 pm
As your holiday headquarters, "The Chew" and its Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz, along with Wednesday's guest co-host Josh Capon (chef/owner of Lure Fish Bar) serve up a week of stars, and food and entertaining tips for festive gatherings to remember.
Kiefer Sutherland to perform at Bear's Den Showroom at Seneca Niagara
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 01:15 pm
Kiefer Sutherland will perform at the Bear's Den Showroom at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017. Tickets are now on sale and start at $45.
Obituary: Torgeir Bleken Fadum
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 12:10 pm
Torgeir Bleken Fadum, lieutenant colonel, U.S. Air Force (retired), born Nov. 11, 1923, left us suddenly on Nov. 28, 2016, at the age of 93. Born in Niagara Falls and longtime resident of Grand Island, he spent the last four years residing in Stockton, California.
Obituary: Barbara J. (née Dale) Macaluso
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 12:10 pm
Barbara J. (née Dale) Macaluso, age 78, of Grand Island, passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was the loving wife for 56 years of Joseph F. Macaluso, devoted mother of David (Lisa) Macaluso and Christine (William) Horne and adoring grandmother of Amanda and Jason Horne.
The Hideaway Grille offers new space after renovations
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 12:00 pm
The Hideaway Grille at 399 Division St., North Tonawanda, has recently undergone renovations to make the space, "A little more up to date, but still the same feel, same atmosphere," owner Lorri May said.