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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announces 2018-19 season
Sun, Feb 11th 2018 12:00 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the vast array of music that "makes up our world" in the upcoming season. The 2018-19 season is filled with major works, superstars, drama, multimedia and masterpieces old and new that will resonate throughout Kleinhans Music Hall.
Buffalo Zoo: Luna & Sakari celebrate one-year 'paper' anniversary on Valentine's Day weekend
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 10:55 am
After spending some time apart, the Buffalo Zoo has reunited polar bears Luna and Sakari, just in time for Valentine's Day.
Full world feed of opening ceremony for PyeongChang Winter Olympics available on & NBC Sports app
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 10:25 am
NBC Olympics has posted the world feed of the opening ceremony of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, unedited, without announcers and in its entirety, on and the NBC Sports app.
Earth moving begins at Fairchild site
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
Construction crews earnestly began clearing the ground between Fairchild Place and Onondaga Street this week. The site is being prepped for the building of a three-story apartment complex to the south, and a six-unit townhome development to the north.
Chamber Awards Gala 2018: Canterbury Place is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Canterbury Place as the 2018 Lewiston Business of the Year. The Lewiston Advisory Committee, comprised of Lewiston businesses and organizations, assists the chamber in selecting a business honoree, voted upon from member nominations.
Helping out in northern Niagara: Donations help Care-n-Share pantry serve area needy
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Care-n-Share Pantry in Ransomville was the recipient of two generous donations from the community this week.
Celebrating the River Region
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
Awards will be presented to those contributing to the success of the local area when the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce holds its annual awards gala on Thursday, April 19, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Island Ship Center adds another service
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
As if the Island Ship Center didn't offer enough services, company owners Seema and Fahim Mojawalla report that they've completed certification to repair damaged iPhone and iPad screens.
Town of Grand Island: Master plan meeting set for Feb. 28
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
Findings from research into the town's new master plan will be aired at a public meeting Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Grand Island High School.
Grand Island Town Board: Truck stop proposal goes to Planning Board
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray advised the public near the conclusion of Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting that a national truck stop chain has made a submission to the Planning Board for what he called "a massive truck stop/gas station" on Whitehaven Road.
Grand Island's lost and forgotten gilded age
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
At the turn of the 20th century, motorboat clubs were a new thing. In Western New York, a motorboat club was established on what is now called Unity Island in 1903. When New York state appropriated the land to build the Black Rock lock, the club had to be moved.
DEC announces falconry, wildlife rehabilitator & leashed tracking dog examinations
Sat, Feb 10th 2018 07:00 am
Examinations for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals are scheduled for Friday, April 13, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced.
'Spring Baking Championship' returns Monday nights in March
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 09:20 pm
"Spring Baking Championship" returns to Food Network's supercharged Monday night lineup in March with an all-new season launching on Monday, March 12 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Ali Khan hosts the new season that will test the skills of 10 talented bakers to see who will measure up and impress judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale.
NACC celebrates Black History Month
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 09:10 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced its 2018 Artists of Color Exhibition opens Saturday, Feb. 10, at 5 p.m., and continues to March 18 at the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Launch Club invites public to Sunday brunch
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 09:10 pm
The Buffalo Launch Club is extending an invitation to the public to enjoy a champagne brunch at the oldest motorboat launch club in the U.S.
Niagara Community Center to be named Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Niagara Community Center
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 09:05 pm
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced a $1 million grant to the Niagara Community Center Inc. for the primary purpose of supporting the final construction phase of the center. The remaining funds will be used to strengthen the young organization. In recognition of the grant from the foundation, which was established through the generosity and visionary leadership of the late Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the center will be renamed the "Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Niagara Community Center," effective immediately.
Obituary: Dennis Wayne Sundholm
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:55 pm
A wonderful man crossed the finish line of life on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. We are sure he chose this date because Ivy needed a dance partner on her birthday!
Obituary: Betty Magnuson
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:55 pm
Betty Magnuson (née Jenkins) entered into rest Dec. 22, 2017. Resident of Grand Island.
Niagara Pioneer sets house league walk-up registration
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:45 pm
Niagara Pioneer Soccer player registration for its 2018 house league spring season is now underway, and is open to boys ages 3-14 and girls ages 3-17. Walk-up registration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Feb. 10, March 17 and April 7, at the Youngstown Red Brick Village Center, 240 Lockport St.
North Tonawanda: Pappas gives State of City at Common Council meeting
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:45 pm
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, Mayor Arthur Pappas gave his 2018 State of the City address, which reviewed the accomplishments of the city in 2017, as well as future goals for 2018.
Town of Wheatfield: Board applies for $15,000 grant for farmland reviews
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:45 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for the second time in 2018 Monday night. The meeting was didn't last very long, but several items were approved, all with relevance to town residents.
Summit Mall project estimated to finish in late 2018
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:40 pm
For years now, other than a few surviving stores, the Summit Park Mall complex along Williams Road has been a ghost town. As 2018 progresses, the light is seeming to shine brighter for the complex.
40 pint-sized home cooks vie for an apron on special, 2-hour season premiere of 'MasterChef Junior'
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:30 pm
The kids are back for season six of "MasterChef Junior," featuring award-winning chefs Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi, as well as the return of fan-favorite judge Joe Bastianich. The all-new season of the hit culinary competition series debuts with a special two-hour premiere Friday, March 2 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX. The show makes its time period premiere Friday, March 9 (8 p.m.).
Jacobs, Ortt lead fight to restore brownfield tax credits in state budget
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:30 pm
Republican New York State Sens. Chris Jacobs and Robert Ortt are leading an effort in the Senate to stop what they called Gov. Andrew Cuomo's efforts to damage the state's brownfield and historic tax credit programs. They said Western New York has utilized these credits more than any region in the state, spurring the region's economic comeback.
Higgins pushes for Erie & Niagara communities to be nominated as federal Opportunity Zones
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is advocating for Western New York neighborhoods to be nominated as federal Opportunity Zones, under a new program that provides tax incentives to encourage investment in designated economically distressed areas.
UB partners with Covanta to study Niagara Falls waste-to-energy plant
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:25 pm
The University at Buffalo is partnering with Covanta to study the company's waste-to-energy facility in Niagara Falls.
Evvie McKinney crowned first winner of 'The Four: Battle For Stardom'
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:25 pm
On Thursday, Evvie McKinney of Memphis was crowned the first-ever winner of "The Four: Battle For Stardom." The music competition series, hosted by Fergie, featured expert panelists Sean "Diddy" Combs, DJ Khaled and Meghan Trainor.
Super Bowl LII gains more than 12 million Nielsen 'out of home' viewers, increasing total audience delivery to 118.2 million viewers
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:25 pm
Viewership for NBC's Super Bowl LII presentation, featuring the Philadelphia Eagles winning their first Super Bowl with a victory over the defending champion New England Patriots, has increased by more than 12 million viewers based on a new preliminary "out of home" viewing metric issued by Nielsen.
Higgins: $900,000 for Housing Opportunities Made Equal
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the award of a $900,000 competitive federal grant for Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Western New York's principal fair housing organization. HOME was awarded the grant through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing Initiatives Program, designed to execute enforcement activities to eliminate discriminatory housing practices.
RIA seminar series focuses on substance use issues in women
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:20 pm
The Spring Seminar Series at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions will explore the topics of nicotine, drug and alcohol use by women, including sex differences in smoking, preventing substance use in pregnancy, and drinking issues among lesbian and bisexual women.
It's a week of February firsts, from stand-up comedy to swing dancing to brand-new recipes, on 'The Chew'
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:00 pm
All week long, "The Chew's" Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall are trying things for the first time. From stand-up comedy to swing dancing to brand-new recipes that they've never tried ... it's a week of "February Firsts."
FOX renews music competition series 'The Four: Battle For Stardom' for a second season
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:00 pm
FOX has renewed its new music competition series, "The Four: Battle For Stardom," for a second season, to premiere this summer, it was announced Thursday by Rob Wade, president, alternative series and specials, Fox Broadcasting Company.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS athletes sign college letters of intent
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 05:55 pm
On Thursday afternoon, student-athletes, family, friends, coaches and staff gathered in Niagara-Wheatfield High School's ALC to honor multiple athletes that signed letters of intent to extend their athletic careers into college.
Chris Collins advises constituents of increased credit card skimming scams
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 04:55 pm
Following a string of recent scams in Livingston County, Congressman Chris Collins advised area businesses and constituents to take actions to protect themselves. Credit card skimming occurs when a criminal places a device inside a fueling dispenser to illegally obtain credit or debit card information.
Marvel Studios kicks off Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-year anniversary celebration
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 03:45 pm
On Thursday, Marvel Studios kicked off the yearlong Marvel Cinematic Universe 10-Year anniversary celebration with an iconic class photo featuring talent and filmmakers from over the past 10 years.
'Avengers' to MI6 agents: Big film spots debut at Super Bowl LII
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 02:45 pm
Sure, snow is covering the ground. That doesn't mean it's too early to start thinking about summer blockbusters.
25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony set for Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 02:45 pm
SAG Awards Executive Producer Kathy Connell on Thursday announced the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony will be held Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. The silver anniversary celebration of the previous year's outstanding film and television performances will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET.
Hawk Nelson believes in 'Miracles': New album releases April 6
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 02:45 pm
Hawk Nelson is gearing up for spring with a brand-new album releasing on April 6, and tour beginning later this month. The new album, "Miracles" (Fair Trade Services), will be the band's eighth studio project and features their current single "He Still Does (Miracles)," which is currently on nearly 40 stations. The presale for "Miracles" will go live on Feb. 23 - stay tuned to the band's socials for more details.
'Zach Bogosian Kancer Jam' set for March 10
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 02:45 pm
Buffalo Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian has announced plans for the "Zach Bogosian Kancer Jam," a KanJam tournament that will take place on Saturday, March 10, on the floor at KeyBank Center following the Sabres' 1 p.m. game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Proceeds from the event will benefit Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Niagara University hosting Indigenous Education Conference in Toronto
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 02:45 pm
A Niagara University-organized conference being held Friday in Toronto will help educators learn teaching methods for students who hail from indigenous communities.

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