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North Tonawanda foundation announces $500,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 09:40 am
On Thursday, the E & W G Foundation, a subsidiary of the East Hill Foundation, announced a $500,000 commitment to support construction for the recuperative care unit in the new Buffalo City Mission Community Center at 100 E. Tupper St. The new unit will be named the East Hill Foundation recuperative care unit, and will be housed on the second floor of the new community center.
Can anyone match Freddie Mercury's legendary voice? Queen & YouTube Music challenging fans to find out
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 09:40 am
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time, so it's no wonder the music video recently hit 1 billion views on YouTube. For decades, fans have belted out the song's iconic lyrics alongside Freddie Mercury's one-of-a-kind vocals. But how many can really sing it just like Freddie?
Harry Styles 'Love On Tour' kicks off April 2020
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:45 pm
Harry Styles has announced a 2020 world tour, "Love On Tour," in support of his upcoming album "Fine Line." The extensive run of shows will begin in April in the U.K. and will travel across Europe and North America before concluding in Mexico in October.
NYS Department of Labor recognizes success of NYPA, IBEW apprentice training program during National Apprenticeship Week
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:45 pm
The New York State Department of Labor today recognized 52 electric workers from the New York Power Authority and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) locals 2104 and 2032 for their participation in a statewide apprentice training program. The clean energy jobs program, now running for two successful years, helps prepare trade and technical workers for jobs in the energy sector supporting Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Green New Deal," a nation-leading clean energy and jobs agenda that puts New York on a path to carbon neutrality.
Niagara, Orleans planning committee showcases 20 shoreline resiliency projects awarded New York state 'REDI' funding
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:35 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid today showcased 20 shoreline resiliency projects in Niagara and Orleans counties that are receiving an estimated $49 million in state funding through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI). The projects were reviewed at a meeting of the Niagara and Orleans REDI Region Planning Committee, which includes local elected officials and other stakeholders.
Niagara Greenway projects to be discussed
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:35 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19, to determine the consistency of the next round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at the NOCO Pavilion in Sheridan Park at 450 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda.
Celine Dion premieres new music video for title track 'Courage' from new album
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:30 pm
Global superstar Celine Dion has premiered the new music video for "Courage" today via Sony Music Entertainment Canada/Columbia Records. Watch HERE. The Se Oh directed music video is for the title track off her upcoming album "Courage," which is set to be released this Friday. "Courage" is her first English album in six years and available for preorder now HERE.
Study: Getting a good night's rest is important for better bone health
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:30 pm
Getting five or fewer hours of sleep a night is associated with low bone mineral density (BMD) and higher odds of osteoporosis, according to the findings of the largest study of sleep and BMD to date among U.S. postmenopausal women.
South end housing initiative hosts Thanksgiving dinner
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:30 pm
The south end housing initiative, a collaborative effort led by Niagara University through the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement to revitalize and expand housing in the south end of the City of Niagara Falls, invites residents of that area to "Gather as Partners" on Thursday, Nov. 21, for a Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner will be held from 5-7 p.m. at the Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC incubator, 616 Niagara St.
5th annual 'Art Off The Wall' fundraiser to benefit Carnegie Art Center
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:30 pm
The fifth annual "Art Off The Wall" exhibition and fundraiser to benefit the Carnegie Art Center opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, and will give visitors a unique opportunity to purchase original artwork. Local artists have donated works priced at $20 for the event.
'Dancing with the Stars': Stakes are high as 5 celebrity & pro-dancer couples compete in semifinals
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 04:35 pm
Continuing on from last week's competition, the six remaining celebrity and pro-dancer couples competed this past Monday on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars," "Boy Band & Girl Group Night." For this week, there were two rounds of competitive dance performances.
Fantastic Friends of WNY to hold annual special needs fashion show
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 04:35 pm
Fantastic Friends of WNY Inc. will hold its second annual "Fantastic Friends Rock the Runway" fashion show, which includes a live and silent auction at Salvatore's Italian Gardens at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. This is a unique, interactive event with a goal of educating the community on individuals with special needs while raising needed funds for an area nonprofit.
Buffalo Sabres, Jeff Skinner announce return of '53's Difference Makers' program
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:50 pm
Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner announced the return of his "53's Difference Makers" program, which was originally launched in 2016.
NYSEG, RG&E remind customers New York's HEAP enrollment begins
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:50 pm
With the cold weather fast approaching and customers seeking to heat their homes, NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., remind customers enrollment for New York's Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is now open.
Community Foundation now accepting applications for 2020 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:50 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2020 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process.
Winter warming readiness fair in Niagara Falls
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:50 pm
Pinnacle Community Services cares about the well-being of the community. As the first snowflakes fall, it is assisting others with preparing for the cold of winter. Members of the community are invited to attend "Winter Warming, a Winter Readiness Fair," from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 1522 Main St., Niagara Falls.
Robert De Niro to be honored with 2019 SAG Life Achievement Award
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:30 pm
Robert De Niro - Academy Award-winning actor, producer and director - has been named the 56th recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. De Niro will be presented the performers union's top accolade at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020 ( 8 p.m. ET).
Billy Joel to perform for first time in Buffalo in 10 years
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:15 pm
Legendary musician Billy Joel will make his first appearance in Buffalo in 10 years, appearing at New Era Field at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15. Joel's last appearance in Buffalo was March 9, 2010, with Elton John at KeyBank Center (then HSBC Arena). His last appearance at New Era Field was in 1994.
Maddie & Tae usher in holiday season with 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:05 pm
Platinum-selling Mercury Nashville duo Maddie & Tae effortlessly glide into the holiday season with their luminous rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," available everywhere now. They're putting their stamp on the Christmas classic, with vibrant melodies and "gorgeous harmonies" (Billboard) on full display. Listen to the song here.
Old Falls Street accepting food vendor applications for summer 2020
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:05 pm
The management team for Old Falls Street USA, the three-block entertainment district that connects Niagara Falls State Park with hotels and attractions in downtown Niagara Falls, is calling for local food vendors who are interested in selling their products during the 2020 summer season (May through September).
Ricky Gervais to host 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:05 pm
Global comedy superstar Ricky Gervais, in his unique and legendary fashion, will resume hosting duties for a record fifth time at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards. The three-hour telecast will air live on NBC coast to coast Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 (8 p.m. ET), from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls opens Free Agent store
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:05 pm
Free Agent, a locally owned and operated retailer, has opened a location at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA. The 2,700-square-foot store can be found inside entrance 5, next to DAVIDs TEA. In celebration of its grand opening, Free Agent will offer 20% off eligible items through Nov. 11.
Win a million dollars? We'll see, when Jamie Foxx & 'Beat Shazam' return for holiday season
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:05 pm
Grammy-, Golden Globe- and Academy Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx returns as host and executive producer for a special holiday episode of "Beat Shazam." Actress, model and writer Corinne Foxx, Jamie's daughter, returns as deejay.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute presents sweet holiday tradition in 'Gingerbread Wonderland'
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 02:45 pm
The students and chefs of the baking and pastry arts program at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) have been working for months now planning and now building the life-size gingerbread village that is a part of "Gingerbread Wonderland."
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine selects 2 programs to receive grants through The Compassion Project
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 02:45 pm
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine announced two recipients of grants through The Compassion Project: Boys on the Right Track and Explore & More. Each of these organizations will receive $5,000 to help promote and grow their youth programs in Western New York.
Sandra McCracken releases 'Christmas' album
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 02:45 pm
Newly signed to Integrity Music, Sandra McCracken announced the release of her first holiday album, titled "Christmas." It's available now.
VIDEO: 'Circle of Honor' unveiled
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 11:05 pm
At nightfall on the 11th day of the 11th month - Veterans Day - Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 officially unveiled its "Circle of Honor" monument inside Lewiston's Academy Park.
CBS midseason: 'FBI: Most Wanted' from 'L&O' creator Dick Wolf, 'Tommy' with Emmy-winner Edie Falco
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 05:30 pm
CBS announced the series premieres of two new dramas, "FBI: Most Wanted" and "Tommy"; the debuts of the milestone 40th season of "Survivor," and the 15th and final season of "Criminal Minds"; and the return of "MacGyver" and "Undercover Boss."
2019 National Care Letter Campaign to honor deployed service members & veterans
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 02:15 pm
2019 marks the ninth year America's Adopt A Soldier will reach out to America to ask for cards of thanks to share with this nation's service members who are deployed, and veterans who are in state veterans homes and hospitals.
Shania Twain to perform a medley of her greatest hits at 2019 American Music Awards
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 02:10 pm
dick clark productions and ABC announced today that five-time American Music Awards winner and the top-selling female country artist of all time, Shania Twain, will take the stage at the 2019 American Music Awards to perform a medley of her greatest hits. The performance will mark Twain's return to the American Music Awards stage for the first time since 2003.
Buffalo Sabres: Game-worn jersey auction continues until Nov. 16
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 02:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres game-worn jersey auction continues at until 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
'Arrow' to end with two-hour event Jan. 28; The CW announces midseason premiere dates
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 02:10 pm
The CW Network recently announced dates for the debut of its new series "Katy Keene," plus the returns of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" and "Roswell, New Mexico."
Veterans Day ceremony at 'Circle of Honor'
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 01:40 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7487 held a Veterans Day observance at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in honor of those who served this country in the armed forces. The event took place at the new "Circle of Honor" memorial at Academy Park in Lewiston.
Prepare your car for winter: AAA provides tips for seasonal car care
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 10:20 am
Are you ready to drive in the snow? Is your car?
NBC heads into 2020 with innovative dramas, fan-favorite comedies, must-see specials
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 09:30 am
Following another winning fall, NBC heads into the new year with a crop of prestige shows that combine top talent with creative storytelling. With more new shows launching in 2020 than in the fall, NBC's robust winter and spring slate fuels a long-term strategy and features a completely reimagined "Little Big Shots," as well as three new dramas and one new multi-camera comedy.
Tenth Avenue North Releases unique choose-your-own-journey music video for 'No Shame'
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 09:30 am
On Friday, Tenth Avenue North debuted a unique music video for the song, "No Shame," which is the title track from their most recent album released in August. Filmed in four different locations, the "Choose Your Journey" video allows the individual viewer to decide their own journey with multiple options and endings.
Purple Heart mystery solved: With help of WNY community, Higgins identifies family of Corp. Henry Mazurkiewicz
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 09:30 am
Several months ago, the U.S. Postal Service reached out to the office of Congressman Brian Higgins after discovering original Purple Heart documents from 1944. It sought to make sure the official documents were safely returned to the relatives of Corp. Henry Mazurkiewicz.
Get batteries checked now: AAA announces 'Battery Bonanza Sweepstakes'
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 09:30 am
Motorists can get car batteries tested now, for free, and be entered to win $1,000.
Wheatfield approves budget; beefs up security
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 08:45 am
At a recent Town Board meeting, officials in the Town of Wheatfield had a lot to deliberate through, according to Supervisor Don MacSwan. The first matter of business was a public hearing on the preliminary budget, which was approved without any further input.
NT: Residents talk disc-golf & parks
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 08:40 am
The City of North Tonawanda Common Council convened with Mayor Arthur Pappas to hold a regular meeting right before Election Day. Officials encouraged residents to vote, and residents took time to hold elected officials accountable for different issues in the city.

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