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Liberty drive cleanup a success
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:55 pm
More than 30 local volunteers participated in the 26th annual Liberty Drive Cleanup last Saturday.
Berube announces bid for election
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:55 pm
First-term alderman Mark Berube will seek election to a full term on North Tonawanda's Common Council in November's election.
Girl Scouts of WNY announces Siana Jacobs as 2017 Gold Award recipient
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:55 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York recently announced North Tonawanda Girl Scout Siana Jacobs is a 2017 Gold Award recipient. The Gold Award is the highest award in Girl Scouts. Jacobs' earned the award for a project where she organized a clothing drive and created personal hygiene kits for people in Nicaragua.
NT receives Tree City USA designation
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:50 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the Arbor Day Foundation has again named the City of North Tonawanda "2017 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters.
Debate over Krueger Road sidewalk continues
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:50 pm
Krueger Road residents Deborah Fadel and Kelly Dueger urged the Wheatfield Town Board members to take action toward installing more walking space along Krueger Road.
Music Mania Mondays returning to Town of Niagara
Fri, May 5th 2017 04:45 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace recently announced the 2017 concert schedule for the Music Mania Mondays events.
May sweeps is maaahvelous on 'The Chew'
Fri, May 5th 2017 02:00 pm
It's #requestarecipe week, and every day "The Chew" delivers the delicious goods fans asked for, one scrumptious dish at a time! In addition, co-hosts Mario Batali, Michael Symon, Carla Hall, Clinton Kelly and Daphne Oz welcome celebrities from TV, books and movies to the show the week of May 8-12 (1 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, announces 2017 'World Burger Tour' lineup
Fri, May 5th 2017 09:25 am
Hard Rock's "World Burger Tour" is back, and ready to take guests on an international adventure - no passport necessary!
Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament to support women's services at Memorial
Fri, May 5th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its 26th annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament on Monday, June 5, at both the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston.
'Key to Locks' Award to honor locks restoration interpreter David Chatt
Fri, May 5th 2017 07:00 am
David M. Chatt has been named the winner of the 12th annual "Key to the Locks" Award. A volunteer selection panel drawn from the Lockport community chose Chatt in recognition of his work in helping to bring the 19th century Flight of Five locks to life once again.
Victorian parlor subject of May family night at History Center
Fri, May 5th 2017 07:00 am
To people of the Victorian age, a parlor in the home was a mark of social and financial status. Find out the significance and most-wanted, fashionable contents of this special room at the Niagara History Center's May family night, Tuesday, May 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the museum, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Fantasy Island set to open May 13
Thu, May 4th 2017 06:00 pm
Fantasy Island has announced its 2017 season will begin Saturday, May 13. This year will be the first full season under the ownership of Apex Parks Group, which acquired the park last season from longtime owners Martin DiPietro and his family.
Collins votes to repeal & replace Obamacare with 'health care system' people 'deserve'; Higgins says 'desperate move' to destroy Affordable Care Act 'a disgusting assault'
Thu, May 4th 2017 04:10 pm
U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-NY-27, voted Thursday to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act, which he said "will improve access, reduce costs and provide Americans with the health care system they deserve."
Cornerstone CFCU hosting 3rd 'Promposal' contest
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:50 pm
The prom can be one of the first major expenses for teenagers. Cornerstone CFCU would like to help one lucky member as part of its latest Facebook contest.
5 remaining couples complete 2 full dances on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:40 pm
With just a few weeks left in the "Dancing with the Stars" competition before heading toward the finals, the five remaining couples find themselves tasked with completing two full dances on the next episode.
Compeer of Greater Buffalo & Mental Health Association of Erie County to host Buffalo Superhero 5K Race & Wellness Walk June 9 in Delaware Park
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Superhero 5K Race and Wellness Walk, the first and largest race/walk in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness, will return once again at St. George's Church in Delaware Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 9. The event will be hosted by Compeer of Greater Buffalo (Compeer) and the Mental Health Association of Erie County (MHA).
Small businesses invited to SBA matchmaker
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration is inviting area small business owners to participate in the 2017 SBA business matchmaker on Wednesday, May 10, at Salvatore's Italian Gardens in Cheektowaga.
Poloncarz issues declaration of need on ECFSA borrowing for 2017 capital bonds
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz issued a formal declaration of need on Thursday, requesting the Erie County Fiscal Stability Authority sell bonds on behalf of Erie County for the county's 2017 capital program.
Buffalo Prep celebrates graduating students
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:30 pm
On Wednesday, Buffalo Prep, an organization that provides educational opportunities for underrepresented college-bound students, held its 2017 Celebration of Achievement event presented by M&T Bank. The annual event honors graduating seniors who have successfully completed Buffalo Prep's academic enrichment programs.
'Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science' headed to Buffalo
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:30 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo presents "Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2. Tickets, $57-$47, go on sale at noon Thursday, May 11. VIP packages are also available for $127 (premium seating, merchandise item).
International Tourism Association awards paper co-authored by NU student, professor
Thu, May 4th 2017 03:30 pm
A research paper co-authored by a Niagara University student and associate professor was awarded second place during the 2017 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association Conference, which was held April 21-22 in Las Vegas.
Niagara County backs downtown Lockport development efforts with building transfer
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:40 pm
Niagara County lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a resolution Tuesday that will transfer a surplus building in Lockport's downtown to the city in a move intended to help city planners bring a professional office building online in the heart of the business district.
Buffalo Bills, M&T Bank honor Sweet Home Middle School social studies teacher with 'Touchdown for Teachers' grand prize
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:40 pm
The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank announced and honored the ninth annual M&T Bank "Touchdown for Teachers" program finalists and winner at a private draft party event on April 27 at the ADPRO Sports Training Center at New Era Field (Etkin is shown far right).
Higgins announces House approval of bipartisan budget agreement
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, and a majority of members in the House of Representatives approved the fiscal year 2017 Omnibus Appropriations Act by a vote of 309-118. The bill appropriates $1.070 trillion to fund federal programs through Sept. 30.
Poloncarz, EC Social Services Department announce opening of HEAP cooling season
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and the Erie County Department of Social Services have announced the opening of the Home Energy Assistance Program ("HEAP") cooling assistance program.
Next Generation United picks UB Heals as top winner in Pitch 10 competition
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:35 pm
UB Heals, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting the homeless population with the health care system by engaging UB medical students in outreach efforts to provide care to those on the streets, won the top prize of $5,000 in the recent Pitch 10, a competition-style event where small, young or millennial-focused nonprofit organizations had a chance to "pitch" their project or idea to the public for a chance to win funding.
Blake Shelton, Charlie Puth, Maren Morris set to perform on NBC's 'The Voice'
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:30 pm
Coach and five-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton, multi-Grammy Award nominee Charlie Puth, and Grammy, CMA and ACM winner Maren Morris are set to perform on NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series, "The Voice."
Theater instructor Bridget Moriarty joins Niagara University faculty
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:30 pm
Bridget Moriarty, a highly experienced theater instructor and veteran of operatic and concert hall stages, has been named an assistant professor of theater at Niagara University.
Cuomo declares state of emergency for communities impacted by Lake Ontario flooding
Wed, May 3rd 2017 09:15 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for the following counties in order to expedite repair to impacted structures and construction of shoreline stabilization projects: Cayuga, Jefferson, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne. The governor's order empowers DEC and other state agencies to issue emergency individual permits for those larger-scale response actions that may be necessary.
WBFO, AT&T to present a Facebook Live panel event on cyberbullying
Wed, May 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Many adults recall being bullied as kids, but in this interconnected world, the taunts don't stop when the school day ends.
Erie County Senior Services, partners present Elder Law Day 2017
Wed, May 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Senior Services and the Center for Elder Law and Justice have announced Elder Law Day 2017 will be held from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, June 22, at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church St., Buffalo.
TBS to celebrate Star Wars Day with all-day 'May the Fourth' marathon
Tue, May 2nd 2017 04:45 pm
Turner's TBS is about to launch a new annual television tradition by presenting all six original "Star Wars" movies together on Thursday, May 4 - also known around the world as Star Wars Day. TBS will present the original classics in order, rolling out the entire saga chronologically over 16-plus hours.
Buffalo to host NHL Scouting combine through 2019
Tue, May 2nd 2017 04:45 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the NHL Scouting Combine will remain in Buffalo through 2019, with each of the next three events being held at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter.
Niagara Catholic students give back as part of annual Day of Caring
Tue, May 2nd 2017 04:45 pm
On Tuesday, May 9, students, faculty and staff of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will volunteer throughout Niagara County as part of their annual "Day of Caring." With almost 200 volunteers, the Niagara Catholic family will participate in activities at 18 sites throughout the area.
Zach Williams releases new music video for new single 'Old Church Choir'
Tue, May 2nd 2017 04:40 pm
Grammy-nominated Essential Records' artist Zach Williams has just released a new music video for his song "Old Church Choir." Also slated as the next single to go to radio, it is the follow-up to his recording-breaking No. 1 debut hit, "Chain Breaker," which held the top spot at radio for 15 weeks.
Youth Vet Camp planned for Erie County Fair
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:55 pm
This summer, youth will have the opportunity to work firsthand with veterinarians and animals during the Erie County Fair's inaugural Vet Camp. The half-day agricultural experience, scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 17, will be geared for children 11-14 years of age and will focus on three specific areas of learning:
Erie County preliminarily closes fiscal year 2016 with balancing amendments, funding designations
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Erie County anticipates ending fiscal year 2016 with a modest positive budget variance of nearly $3 million, the result, he said, of prudent budgeting, reductions in spending, and certain favorable results such as lower Medicaid costs primarily resulting from provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
Comedian Jeff Dunham & wife, Audrey, take culinary adventure on 'Incredible Edible America with the Dunhams'
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:45 pm
Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his food-blogging wife, Audrey Dunham, are hitting the highway on a culinary road trip of a lifetime, discovering the most delicious and unbelievable dishes across the country on the new series. "Incredible Edible America with the Dunhams" premieres Monday, June 5 (10 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
WNYB-TV & TCT Network celebrate 40 years of Christian television
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
To celebrate a milestone 40th anniversary, TCT will hold open house event from 1-7 p.m. May 18 at WNYB, 5775 Big Tree Road, Orchard Park.
K-LOVE Fan Awards voting now open, uniting fans to support military heroes in a big way
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
Voting is now underway for the 2017 K-LOVE Fan Awards, empowering fans to not only select winners in each category, but additionally play a part in awarding a newly renovated, mortgage-free home for a combat wounded hero or Gold Star spouse through the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF).