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Light Up the Boulevard set for Nov. 18
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The sixth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities, a joint community venture between the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Grand Island (especially the Recreation Department), will take place Saturday, Nov. 18.
Chocolate, Arts & Music Fest in Niagara Falls
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center will be hosting a Chocolate, Arts & Music Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, by Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets, 5540 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Tom Hanks to star as 'ghoul of cool' in NBC's family-friendly 'The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special'
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:30 pm
"Saturday Night Live" legend David S. Pumpkins is returning to NBC for a Halloween-themed animated half-hour special on Saturday, Oct. 28 (11:30 p.m. ET/PT). Any questions?
Gluck Park Community Build Days: Help create a new playground for local youth
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department invites volunteers to participate in Community Build Days at Gluck Park from 8 am to noon Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21. Volunteers will help install a new playground at Gluck Park (corner of 16th Street and Weston Avenue), under supervision from certified playground installers.
BBB's 'Secure Your ID Day' coming soon; free paper shredding & identity theft prevention advice and tools
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:30 pm
Identity theft is still a major problem in the U.S. Over 15 million U.S. consumers lost $16 billion in 2016, compared with $15.3 billion and 13.1 million victims a year earlier. In the past six years, ID thieves have stolen over $107 billion.
6 honored during Niagara University's 2017 Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:25 pm
Six individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Thursday.
Hulu locks in exclusive streaming rights to fan favorites 'Boy Meets World,' 'Home Improvement,' 'Dinosaurs'
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:25 pm
On Friday, Hulu announced a new agreement with the Disney-ABC Television Group for the exclusive U.S. subscription video-on-demand rights to all episodes of iconic sitcoms "Boy Meets World," "Home Improvement" and "Dinosaurs." The deal will mark the long-awaited SVOD debut of the complete libraries of hit series "Boy Meets World" and "Home Improvement." In addition, all episodes of fan favorite "Dinosaurs," from The Jim Henson Company, will also become available to stream in SVOD exclusively on Hulu.
Alton Brown will be live to 'Eat Your Science' at UB
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:20 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents "Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2.
Family Promise of WNY to host 'Choc-toberfest'
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:20 pm
Family Promise of WNY, a community organization providing temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness within Western New York, will host its third annual "Choc-toberfest" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Resurgence Brewing Company.
Premier 2018 to honor Dr. Fast, Christopher H. Brown
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor a longtime beloved physician and a prominent Niagara Falls community leader for their service to the hospital and the community at The 2018 Premier, Memorial's annual dinner gala.
'American Idol': Country music superstar Luke Bryan & music icon Lionel Richie round out judges panel
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:20 pm
Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie have signed on as judges for the beloved music competition series "American Idol" for its first season on ABC. They round out the panel of judges, alongside judge Katy Perry. Ryan Seacrest will return to host the series. The panel will make their debut appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Hard Rock: Brandie Harrison named 2017 Niagara Falls BARocker champion
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 07:20 pm
Thursday night, in front of a capacity crowd, Brandie Harrison took the 2017 BARocker title at the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA. Behind her signature drink, the "Purple Haze," Harrison bested five fellow bar staff members. She will advance to November's national BARocker finals in Washington, D.C.
'Chicago P.D.': Tracy Spiridakos a welcome addition to intelligence unit
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 07:00 pm
If you're a fan of NBC's "Chicago P.D.," you were cheering when you learned Hailey Upton (Tracy Spiridakos) had joined the team, and the cast, on a permanent basis.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 65th class
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:40 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 65th class during a ceremony held Wednesday at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Northbound North Grand Island Bridge closed this weekend
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:35 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced Tuesday the northbound North Grand Island Bridge will close beginning at 8:30 p.m. tonight through 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, for bridge improvement project
Gotee Records announces newest family member: Aaron Cole
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:35 am
Gotee Records has announced the newest addition to its roster with the signing of Aaron Cole, and his debut single, "Right On Time," featuring Gotee founder and Grammy-winning artist TobyMac.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has first female overall winner
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:35 am
With a finish time of one hour and 14 minutes, Allie Kieffer of Williamsville is not only mighty, she became the first ever female overall winner of The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 16. The half-marathon, held in conjunction with the Hospice Dash 5K, brought in runners from around the country and the world with athletes coming from as far away as Mexico and Australia.
Lewiston Lions kicks off new season with Tuscarora School donation
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 05:00 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions kicked off its 2017-18 new membership season by presenting the Tuscarora Indian School with a donation of backpacks and school supplies for students.
UB receives $500K to boost entrepreneurship in WNY
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 05:00 pm
The National Science Foundation has named the University at Buffalo a training site for the I-Corps program, awarding a five-year, $500,000 grant to establish a program to help researchers bring their ideas to the marketplace.
KeyBank makes $300,000 gift to fund new John R. Oishei Children's Hospital's move to Buffalo
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 05:00 pm
KeyBank is making a $300,000 donation to Kaleida Health to underwrite all non-labor costs for the upcoming move from Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo to the new Oishei Children's Hospital on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Buffalo Sabres assign Linus Ullmark to Rochester
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team assigned goaltender Linus Ullmark to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
2017-18 NHL regular season begins Wednesday on NBCSN when 2-time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins host St. Louis Blues
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:50 pm
The 2017-18 NHL regular season begins next Wednesday, Oct. 4, with an opening night doubleheader on NBCSN starting at 8 p.m. ET, when Sidney Crosby and the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins host Vladimir Tarasenko and the St. Louis Blues.
'Voice of "Jeopardy!" ' Johnny Gilbert, earns Guinness World Records title for longest career as a game show announcer for same show
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:50 pm
In an episode airing today, "Jeopardy!" will announce Johnny Gilbert, the "Voice of 'Jeopardy!' " has set a new Guinness World Records for longest career as a game show announcer for a single show. Since the syndicated debut in 1984 of "Jeopardy! ", Gilbert's iconic "This ... is ... Jeopardy!" show opening has welcomed millions of fans as they tune in each day.
Jacobs secures funding for Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:50 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $120,000 in state funding for the 12 branch libraries in the 60th Senate District. This funding will support program upgrades, additional supplies and other improvements that will enhance the educational impact of these libraries on youth in these communities.
A lighter 'Blacklist' in store for fans this season
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 04:25 pm
After last season's "holy crap!" of a finale, "The Blacklist" returned Wednesday with a lighter, funnier episode.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS to host game under the lights
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 01:25 pm
The term "Friday night lights" has become a staple when referring to high school football. It's a night where the community gathers and watches its local high school football team try to take down its opponent. Niagara-Wheatfield High School is finally ready to be a part of that staple. For homecoming weekend, on Oct. 13 at Terry Harvey Field, the Falcons will host their first-ever Friday night football game under the lights.
Niagara University team competing for $1 million 43North business plan prize
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 04:45 pm
A tech startup that features four Niagara University students and alumni among its employees will compete for $5 million in cash prizes during next week's 43North business plan competition.
Legendary guitarist John McLaughlin to open farewell US tour in Buffalo Nov. 1 at UBCFA
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 04:40 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents "John McLaughlin & Jimmy Herring: Meeting of the Sprits" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Sabres claim Nolan off waivers
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team claimed forward Jordan Nolan off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.
'Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting: Rejoice!', a night of worship and song, premieres in select theaters nationwide
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 04:35 pm
Gabriel Communications, creators of "Larry's Country Diner," in association with KAOS Connect and Screenvision Media, present the first-ever movie premiere of "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting: Rejoice!" in select theaters nationwide tonight.
Buffalo Sabres 'Road Crew' to make tour stop in Dallas Nov. 3
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 04:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team's "Road Crew," presented by Delta Air Lines with supporting sponsor Dave & Adam's, will make its first tour stop of the 2017-18 season on Friday, Nov. 3, in Dallas prior to the team's game against the Stars on Nov. 4.
First source policy brings employment opportunities to Erie County residents
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 02:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by elected officials and members of the business community as he signed his 18th executive order, mandating Erie County construction projects of over $250,000 and involving at least three workers shall include requirements to employ local and disadvantaged workers.
Blanca releases 'Real Love' EP
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:30 am
Giving fans a taste of new music, vocalist Blanca released the "Real Love" EP (Word Entertainment) on Friday, Sept. 22. The five-track set is now available at all digital and streaming outlets and features the standout title track, which is currently impacting radio and streaming charts worldwide.
ESD announces completion of improvements at historic Parkside Candy Shoppe
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:30 am
AnchorEmpire State Development on Tuesday announced the completion of $250,000 in improvements to revitalize key features of the nearly 100-year-old Parkside Candy Shoppe in Buffalo, enhancing the overall visitor experience.
Fantasy Island turns 'fun' into 'fear' with all-new 'Halloween Horror'
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:25 am
Fantasy Island will debut its first ever "Halloween Horror" on Saturday, Sept. 30, featuring a haunted maze, a haunted house and three scare zones. The all-new event extends the regular operating season for the first time to weekends through the end of October.
Kenmore Mercy Hospital awarded certification for knee and hip replacement by Joint Commission
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:25 am
Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Catholic Health's "Orthopedic Campus of Excellence," has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for total knee and total hip replacement. It is the only hospital in Western New York to receive this quality certification for its joint replacement services.
'National Geographic Live' at Kleinhans Music Hall
Wed, Sep 27th 2017 09:25 am
"National Geographic Live," a new three-speaker series at Kleinhans Music Hall, kicks off at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 with famed wildlife photographer Steve Winter's presentation, "On The Trail of Big Cats."
New UB grant will help treat New Yorkers addicted to opioids
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 03:15 pm
The Research Institute on Addictions and faculty from the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will lead a University at Buffalo effort to combat the opioid crisis in New York state.
Once again, Lewiston Town Board tables Rubino PUD concept plan
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 03:15 pm
Citing the need for more information, the Lewiston Town Board unanimously moved to table its vote Monday on the concept plan for the Rubino brothers' 107 parcel planned unit development eyed for 80.2 acres east of Bronson Drive.
Annual world pumpkin weigh-off to highlight Fall Festival at Great Pumpkin Farm
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:05 pm
It's that time again - when Western New York will find out if anyone has grown a world-record-setting pumpkin.
 

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