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LPYF 'Family Fun Night' benefits youth, seniors
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:30 am
Modern Corporation and Lewiston Porter Youth Football joined forces recently to give back to the community. In the photo, Robert Trunzo of Modern Corporation presents Lewiston Porter Youth Football President Mark Nicoletti with a donation to put toward the purchase of equipment to protect the children.
BIFF: 'Marshall' premiere set for Saturday at North Park Theatre
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:25 am
WNED | WBFO and the Buffalo International Film Festival will present the Buffalo premiere of the film "Marshall" on Saturday at the North Park Theatre, 1428 Hertel Ave., Buffalo.
Niagara County Community College announces scholarship gala co-chairs
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:25 am
Niagara County Community College Foundation board members Jimmy Cancemi (Class of 1968) Geri Sdao and Ron Winkley ('78) have been named the honorary co-chairs of the 27th annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala.
Barker Lions holding annual cheese sale
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:25 am
The Barker Lions Club is holding its annual cheese sale. Partnering with Kutter Cheese, various cheese blocks, cheese balls, cheese spreads and meats will be available.
Susan G. Komen to honor Grand Island volunteer at annual lunch
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:20 am
Susan G. Komen Upstate New York has announced Denise Filosofos of Grand Island is the 2017 recipient of its annual LOVE Award. The LOVE Award honors a volunteer who works tirelessly to advance the Komen mission and inspires others to do the same.
WWE Superstar Mickie James to receive special honors at 17th annual NAMA ceremony
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:20 am
The Native American Music Awards & Association has announced WWE Superstar and SMG Recording Artist Mickie James (Powhatan) will be inducted into the Native American Music Awards Hall of Fame during the 17th annual Native American Music Awards ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
Niagara University launches new program to feed poor residents of Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:20 am
Niagara University capped off its 2017 celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week on Friday by announcing the coordination of a partnership that will donate leftover food items from its dining halls to two of its nonprofit community partners.
Matt Redman's timely 'Glory Song' drops as coast-to-coast tour kicks off
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:15 am
Two-time Grammy winner Matt Redman is hitting Los Angeles, Atlanta, Fayetteville (N.C.) and Las Vegas around Friday's release of "Glory Song," adding a pre-show worship leader Q&A to shows through his coast-to-coast trek.
Food Bank of WNY Board names Tara A. Ellis as new president & CEO
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:00 am
Michael J. Prendergast, chairperson of the Food Bank of WNY's board of directors, announced Monday the board selected Tara A. Ellis as the organization's new president and CEO. Ellis, who currently serves as the president and CEO of both Meals on Wheels for Western New York and the Meals on Wheels Foundation of WNY, will succeed Marylou Borowiak as of Oct. 23.
HS Football: Wheatfield run over by Lancaster
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 02:20 pm
On senior night at Lancaster High School, Niagara-Wheatfield experienced what it's like to play, truly, one of the best teams in the area. The Legends, ranked No. 1 in New York state for Class AA, came out and defeated the Falcons, 61-28.
'A flavor of Youngstown': Arts and Music Festival returns to village
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:05 am
The annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival returns for a fourth year from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in Falkner Park.
Town of Lewiston budget to be presented Monday
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, for presentation of the town's tentative $17,287,894 budget for 2018.
Niagara-Wheatfield to host game under lights
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
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.
Niagara Rises to hold fundraiser for Dog Tags of NY
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
Veterans Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara, will play host to an event that fits the park's "veteran" name. Niagara Rises is having a fundraiser to benefit the group Dog Tags of New York, from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.
Project Pride to host fall cleanup
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
Project Pride of North Tonawanda has been busy this summer. Committed volunteers have filled and maintained the planters on Oliver and Webster Streets, which have made a significant visual impact on these business corridors.
Niagara-Wheatfield Falcon Award Wall of Fame debuts
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District is having a ceremony for their inaugural Niagara-Wheatfield Falcon Award Wall of Fame and the 2017 Class of the Niagara-Wheatfield Athletic Hall of Fame from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Niagara-Wheatfield High School's auditorium and cafeteria, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road.
North Tonawanda's 'Roll Up Your Sleeves' Ward challenge
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
From Oct. 2-5, the North Tonawanda Common Council, spearheaded by Aldermen-at-Large Jeff Glatz and Bob Pecoraro, along with partnership from North Tonawanda High School, led by Katie Harrington, and Unyts Account Executive Greg Eastmer, are promoting a North Tonawanda "Roll Up Your Sleeves" Challenge to all the residents of North Tonawanda to accomplish two things, blood donations, and a member donor registry.
Above and Beyond: 2017 fire prevention theme stresses speedy escape plan
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The National Fire Protection Association notes that during a fire emergency, "Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out" to avoid serious injury or loss of life. The NFPA has been the official sponsor of fire prevention week since 1922, in observance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, when over 250 people lost their lives.
St. Stephen to host 'Cruise Ships to Carriers'
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The public is invited on Friday, Oct. 6, beginning at 7 p.m., to the hospitality room at St. Stephen R.C. Church, 2100 Baseline Road, for a history program presented by a noted Western New York historian.
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).
 

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