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ABC announces 2024 midseason premiere dates
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 06:35 pm
ABC announced today its 2024 midseason premiere dates, featuring a robust lineup of high-stakes dramas, fan-favorite comedies, unparalleled unscripted series and groundbreaking news hours. The network has earned the season's No. 1 entertainment network among adults 18-49 for four consecutive years and delivered a fall schedule full of original programming.
TobyMac releases brand-new Christmas track, 'Christmas Hits Different,' featuring Tasha Layton
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 06:30 pm
Seven-time Grammy winner TobyMac has released a brand-new Christmas track, "Christmas Hits Different," featuring Tasha Layton.
Kearns reminds motorists to submit vision test, as NYS DMV deadline approaches
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 06:30 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns is reminding drivers, once again, that they are in risk of having their driver's license suspended if they fail to comply with New York State Department of Motor Vehicles vision screening policy.
Fashion Outlets hosts 'Doughnuts With Santa' benefitting Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 06:00 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is hosting its annual "Doughnuts With Santa" charity event for families with young children, Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9-11 a.m. inside the food court (1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls). There is a suggested donation of $5 cash per person, benefitting the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund. Space is limited to 100 guests, while supplies last. The event is sponsored by Dunkin'.
State landmarks to be illuminated in green for National Runaway Prevention Month
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 06:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed state landmarks be illuminated in green tonight, Nov. 16, to mark New York's participation in raising awareness for National Runaway Prevention Month. The public awareness campaign aims to shine a light on the experiences of youth who have run away or are experiencing homelessness and highlight resources available to assist these youth.
Tops partners with area schools for 'Share a Smile' initiative
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 08:55 am
Over the summer, Sharrell Treat, a resident of Van Nuys, California, reached out to Tops Friendly Markets consumer affairs wondering what could be done to spread more goodwill in the community - something she does every day in her own city by sharing positive affirmations.
Holiday planning: Essential gear for first-time Thanksgiving hosts
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 07:00 am
Hosting Thanksgiving is a large undertaking that can put some hosts under pressure. Unlike some other holidays that are less food-focused, Thanksgiving is largely about the meal. Turkey is the centerpiece of the celebration, and any guests who come over are going to expect turkey and a number of side dishes. Leaving hungry is never an option on Thanksgiving.
Tasha Layton delivers double the joy with latest seasonal sets
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 08:25 pm
Chart-topping BEC singer/songwriter Tasha Layton is embracing the most wonderful time of the year with two Christmas projects showcasing a range of previously unreleased studio recordings and new live tracks. Layton's first ever in-concert set, "This Is Christmas: Live from The Fisher Center," arrives Nov. 17; while her acclaimed 2022 full-length holiday debut, "This Is Christmas," is slated for reissue as an expanded edition Nov. 24.
Jimmy Kimmel back to host 'The Oscars' for 4th time
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 08:20 pm
Emmy Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will host the 96th Oscars, and Emmy-nominated Molly McNearney will return for a second consecutive year to serve as an executive producer for the show, Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang announced. It will be Kimmel's fourth turn hosting the broadcast.
'Superchef Grudge Match' is back to settle big feuds between all-star chefs
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 08:20 pm
"Superchef Grudge Match" is back with a brand-new season of all-star competitions to settle some of the biggest personal and professional feuds in the culinary world.
Niagara County joins state & federal investigation of recalled products and toxic lead exposure in children
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 08:15 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health announced it is working with state and federal officials to investigate high lead levels in the blood of a Niagara County child who consumed applesauce that is sold locally and was the subject of a recent product recall by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Hochul: More than $28 million for recreation and historic preservation projects
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 08:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced new awards through round XIII of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative with $26.6 million awarded through the state-funded Environmental Protection Fund to support 72 projects and $2.4 million from the federally funded Recreational Trails Program for 15 projects.
Nearly 800 Niagara County drivers at risk for losing their license
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 08:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said time is running out for the nearly 800 motorists in Niagara County who renewed their license between March 1, 2020, and Aug. 31, 2021 (during the COVID-10 pandemic) by self-certifying their vision but failed to submit the results.
ESD: Nearly $15 million in Market New York funding awarded to support tourism statewide
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 08:00 pm
Empire State Development announced nearly $15 million has been awarded through the Market New York program to support 59 projects across New York through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative.
Norris invites clothing donations to help keep neighbors in need warmer this winter
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 08:00 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris is hosting the 144th Assembly District's annual winter clothing drive, helping to keep members of the community warmer this winter with all donations staying within Western New York. All types of new or gently used warm winter clothing items can be donated, but boots - particularly children's boots - are in high demand.
NFIB celebrates 50 years of small business economic data with October survey
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 07:20 pm
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is celebrating 50 years of the Small Business Economic Trends survey, but it said small business owners are not feeling optimistic in the current economic environment. The Optimism Index decreased 0.1 points in October to 90.7, marking the 22nd month below the 50-year average. The last time the Optimism Index was at or above the average was December 2021.
Youngstown science teacher makes hometown history with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 11:20 am
At Lewiston-Porter Middle School, Kimberly Alexander Carlo and her seventh grade science students are usually hard at work piecing together hypotheses and conducting thrilling, hands-on classroom experiments. However, today's all-school assembly derailed their plans - in a good way.
Official trailer & poster set for 'Unsung Hero'
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 09:05 am
"Unsung Hero" is in theaters April 26.
Holiday planning: Day trips to entertain guests
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 07:00 am
Travel tends to heat up as the weather begins to chill around the holiday season. With friends and family to see and holiday cheer to spread, it's no wonder why millions of people take to the roads, railways and friendly skies to travel during the holiday season.
FASNY offers lifesaving - and turkey-saving - tips for busiest day of the year for home fires
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 05:30 pm
As New Yorkers get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with loved ones, the Firefighters Association of the State of New York urges all to have a safe and happy holiday.
New York Power Authority fishing piers to close for winter season on Dec. 3
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 05:20 pm
The New York Power Authority fishing facilities, including the fishing pier and lower parking area at the base of the Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will close for the season, at dusk, Sunday, Dec. 3.
National Grange to offer COVID and influenza vaccination clinic on Thursday
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 03:35 pm
The National Grange, the U.S.' oldest agricultural fraternity and rural service organization, opened its 157th annual conference and legislative session in Niagara Falls on Tuesday.
'CMA Country Christmas' returns with hosts Amy Grant & Trisha Yearwood
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:35 pm
'Tis the holiday season! The Country Music Association has revealed this year's hosts and performers for its 14th annual holiday television special, "CMA Country Christmas." Hosted by country music stars Amy Grant and Trisha Yearwood, "CMA Country Christmas" features performances by Jordan Davis, Grant, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Jon Pardi, Lindsey Stirling, The War And Treaty, Zach Williams, Lainey Wilson and Yearwood.
'John Madden Thanksgiving Celebration' continues
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:30 pm
The National Football League continues to honor and commemorate the late John Madden with the second annual "John Madden Thanksgiving Celebration" on Thursday, Nov. 23.
O.A.R. to perform at Artpark on Aug. 27
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:30 pm
As part of Artpark & Company's 50th anniversary season, "O.A.R. Summer Tour 2024" is coming to the Artpark Amphitheater on Tuesday, Aug. 27, with special guests RIPE and DJ Logic.
Kevin James returns to Buffalo with night of all-new comedy at Shea's Performing Arts Center
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:30 pm
Comedian Kevin James will visit the historic Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2. Tickets are on sale at and the Shea's PAC box office at 716-847-0850.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips to save on energy bills
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:15 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing tips for New Yorkers to save on energy costs this winter.
State legislators celebrate next step in relocating da Vinci High School
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera celebrated the opening of the temporary home of Leonardo da Vinci High School at Public School 8 as the Buffalo City School District completes work on the school's new permanent home.
Abusive leadership leads to exhausted employees
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
In an ideal workplace, organizations should strive to protect employees from abusive supervisors, but for employees who experience this type of intense workplace stress, new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management offers insight and coping strategies.
Summit Federal Credit Union to support those in need this holiday season through FeedMore WNY's 'Plates of Thanks'
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
For the 11th year, The Summit Federal Credit Union is supporting those in need in the Buffalo region during the holiday season by supporting FeedMore WNY's "Plates of Thanks" initiative.
Sabres, Wegmans, Audacy partner for 'Turkeys For Tickets' drive
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with Wegmans and Audacy for a Thanksgiving turkey drive on Thursday, Nov. 16, to benefit the Buffalo City Mission and FeedMore WNY. The event will take place from 7-9 a.m. in the following locations:
NYS: $16 million to help farms address impacts of climate change
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $16 million is being awarded through round 7 of the Climate Resilient Farming Grant to help 116 farms across the state address the impacts of climate change. The program is a part of the state's agricultural environmental management framework that is locally led by county soil and water conservation districts and participating farmers.
Niagara Gospel Mission to hand out over 1,000 meals to people in need
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
Niagara Gospel Mission, at 1317 Portage Road in Niagara Falls, will hand out over 1,000 meals to the people in need in the City of Niagara Falls.
Aero Transportation and Bridge Niagara Foundation gear up for largest turkey giveaway yet
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
Aero Transportation and Bridge Niagara Foundation announced the final countdown to their seventh annual turkey giveaway - set to take place Friday at Bloneva Bond Primary School.
Center Street's transition from fall to winter
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 11:40 am
On Sunday, Oct. 29, Lewiston celebrated the Halloween spirit with "Trick-or-Treat on Center Street." The event was held from noon to 3 p.m. and saw certain roads closed to host the event. Road closures took place as both a safety precaution and to allow more space for the planned activities.
Holiday planning: 4 creature comforts to offer guests
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 07:00 am
Overnight guests can make the holiday season feel that much more special. Spending extra time with loved ones is part and parcel of the holiday season for millions of individuals, and hosting overnight guests ensures hosts get quality time with friends and family members they may not see much of throughout the rest of the year.
CBS announces 2024 primetime premiere dates for original episodes of new & returning series
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 05:30 pm
CBS today announced its premiere dates and rollout plan for its 2024 primetime schedule, which will launch immediately following the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 11. The network will air original episodes of new and returning series beginning on Sunday evening and throughout the following week.
Gabby Barrett to deliver hotly anticipated sophomore album, 'Chapter & Verse,' on Feb. 2, 2024
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 05:25 pm
Warner Music Nashville multi-Platinum star Gabby Barrett has announced the title and release date for "Chapter & Verse" - her massively anticipated sophomore album, due out on Feb. 2, 2024.
Kearns issues reminder to motorists to be prepared & stay safe during winter driving months
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 04:55 pm
Every start to the winter season, we promise ourselves that this year will be different - that you'll be ready for whatever blizzard Mother Nature sends us. Yes, presently, our weather this fall season has been without any early winter weather events as in years past. However, our weather can change quickly and we can be hit with snow, ice, rain and fog off Lake Erie without warning.
Heart, Love & Soul to receives $100,000
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 04:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced more than $57 million has been awarded to support 238 projects across New York through the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Round XIII included Empire State Development grant funds and Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits, which was made available on a continuous and competitive basis to support the immediate needs of communities.

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