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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).
Collins, Swalwell re-introduce bipartisan measure to spur small business development
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
U.S. Reps Chris Collins (NY-27) and Eric Swalwell (CA-15) kicked off Small Business Week by re-introducing the Main Street Revival Act of 2017. This legislation is designed to expedite local small business development in underserved areas.
Norris invites public to boater safety course
Tue, May 2nd 2017 12:40 pm
Assemblyman Mike Norris is inviting all boaters to attend a free boating safety course, held in conjunction with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, May 20, at the Barker Volunteer Fire Co.
Artpark adds 'Big Bang' by Plasticiens Volants, William Close & The Earth Harp Collective
Tue, May 2nd 2017 11:35 am
For over four decades, Artpark has been a unique destination for new and experimental statements of art, nature and performance. In keeping with that idea this summer, Artpark & Company has announced a concert featuring two visually stunning outdoor spectacles: William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, and "Big Bang" by the French performance group Plasticiens Volants. The show will conclude the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Niagara University announces 2017 commencement honorees
Tue, May 2nd 2017 09:05 am
Niagara University's 2017 schedule of commencement ceremonies will be highlighted by addresses from the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and the author of the acclaimed biography "Alexander Hamilton."
Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy: U.S., Canada police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Tue, May 2nd 2017 08:55 am
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the 20th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
American Niagara Hospitality looks to build $70M project in downtown Niagara Falls, add 200-room luxury hotel & daredevil waterpark
Mon, May 1st 2017 08:00 pm
American Niagara Hospitality announced plans at the Niagara Falls City Council meeting on Monday for a "game-changing" development to be located at Niagara's premier location at Old Falls Street and Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino. ANH plans call for a $50-million, 200-room, upscale, all-suite hotel, along with a $20 million daredevil-themed waterpark.
Applebee's partners with Operation Gratitude to give back to troops during Military Appreciation Month
Mon, May 1st 2017 04:15 pm
A longtime supporter of the U.S. military, T.L. Cannon Companies and its 62 Applebee's restaurants across upstate New York, Connecticut and Northern Pennsylvania announced its partnership with Operation Gratitude - a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that sends care packages overseas - as part of its Military Appreciation Month celebration in May.
Darien Lake announces opening date for 54th season
Mon, May 1st 2017 04:15 pm
Darien Lake, Western New York's largest theme park, will open for its 54th season on Saturday, May 6.
National Fuel offers flooding precautions during spring storms
Mon, May 1st 2017 04:05 pm
In light of the storms predicted to move through Western New York this week, National Fuel offers customers the following information should they experience flooding:
Hottest dance show on TV tours America this summer, in 'Dancing With The Stars: Live! - Hot Summer Nights'
Mon, May 1st 2017 03:15 pm
Following the success of the sold-out "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance" tour this winter, TV's hottest dance show is going back on tour across America this summer in "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Hot Summer Nights."
Artpark: More than meets the eye
Mon, May 1st 2017 02:55 pm
Summer is approaching quickly in Western New York and, with it, a new season of music, art and entertainment.
Lifehouse signs with Webster Public Relations
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:55 pm
Webster Public Relations has announced the signing of rock band Lifehouse to its roster for publicity representation.
What's 'Happening in Niagara'? A Taste of Lewiston!
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:55 pm
Jerry Wolfgang, host of LCTV's "Happening in Niagara," recently interviewed Eva Nicklas of Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan of Corey McGowan Productions. They talked about the upcoming revival of "A Taste of Lewiston," which is happening on Saturday, May 27, on Center Street.
Garden Club: Celebrating '90 Years and Growing' in Lewiston
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:50 pm
As you are walking through Hennepin Park or enjoying the container gardens along Center Street this spring, you can thank a dedicated group of volunteers who lend their time and gardening talents to enhance the natural beauty of our historic community.
Erie County Parks and Land Conservancy collaborate to create new natural habitat park along lakeshore
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:20 pm
Last spring, a generous landowner donated a beautiful, eight-acre forest on a bluff overlooking Lake Erie in Derby to the Western New York Land Conservancy.
'First Home Club' encourages, supports home ownership
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:20 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union has launched its "First Home Club," a program to help members of The Summit save money for the down payment and closing costs of a first home.
Niagara County to collect household hazardous waste
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:10 pm
Niagara County is rolling out a new voucher system for household hazardous waste collection, Infrastructure and Facilities Committee Chairman John Syracuse and Refuse District Committee Chairman Mike Hill announced. The program officially begins May 1 and runs through Aug. 31.
Higgins requests data on expenditure of waterfront development funding
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, is asking Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) to provide a full accounting of the expenditure of funding provided for Buffalo waterfront development through the federal relicensing settlement with the New York Power Authority.
Niagara Falls State Park to host ride-and-drive event featuring clean fuel vehicles
Mon, May 1st 2017 12:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and Clean Communities of Western NY, will host a "ride-and-drive" event featuring clean fuel vehicles. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park.
Roofers recruit apprentices
Mon, May 1st 2017 11:50 am
The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Roofers, Local Union No. 74 (Western New York), will conduct a recruitment from May 29 through May 25, 2018, for 20 roofer apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced.
Buffalo Sabres auctioning off game-worn & team-issued jerseys
Mon, May 1st 2017 11:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres are holding an online auction featuring game-worn and team-issued jerseys. The auction began Friday and will go until 9 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Reigning queen of country pop Shania Twain rocks Stagecoach; announces new single, 'Life's About To Get Good' & first album in 15 years
Mon, May 1st 2017 11:50 am
Global superstar and five-time Grammy Award winner Shania Twain rocked Stagecoach Saturday night, thrilling 75,000 music fans who made their way to Indio over the weekend.
Seacrest in: Ryan joins Kelly Ripa as permanent co-host of 'Live'
Mon, May 1st 2017 11:25 am
A new era in daytime television began today when Kelly Ripa introduced the permanent co-host joining her on the top-rated, Emmy-winning "Live" franchise. Veteran broadcaster Ryan Seacrest is the new co-host of the newly re-christened "Live with Kelly and Ryan."
Public notice: Notice of public hearing on school district smart schools preliminary investment plan
Mon, May 1st 2017 11:05 am
LEGAL NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Grand Island Central School District will hold a public hearing on the District's proposed Smart Schools Bond Act Preliminary Investment Plan, pursuant to The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) of 2014, at the Grand Island High School PD Room 137, 1100 Ransom Road, Grand Island, New York, on the 17th day of May, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
'The Chew' sweeps into spring with 'Food Fantasy Week,' and a Cinco de Mayo packed with games, surprises & superstars
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 12:00 pm
Dreamy guests and divine dishes, fantastic feasts, and mystery moments that could change one co-host forever - it's May sweeps on "The Chew!" Emmy Award-winning 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 1-5 (1 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Town of Lewiston: NYPA rebate is coming by mail
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 09:05 am
Good news for Lewiston's residential electrical users: Those long-awaited New York Power Authority hydropower rebates will soon be coming in the mail.
Silo staffers upbeat as they prepare for another busy summer in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 09:00 am
When you crank out 2,000 orders a day, all summer long, season after season - as The Silo Restaurant does - you're bound to make a few fans.