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Buffalo Zoo welcomes Zhanna, new endangered Amur tiger
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 05:35 pm
On Friday, Zhanna the Amur tiger made her public debut at the Buffalo Zoo.
Gingerbread house competition comes to a close
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:40 pm
It was a "Gingerbread Wonderland" in the Niagara Culinary Institute this last weekend as gingerbread houses were on display, with ribbons attached, for the American Culinary Federation competition.
Firefighters and students give back
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:40 pm
The Niagara Falls Firefighters annual Christmas Toy fund kicked off this past weekend at Niagara Falls High School with multiple dance and music groups gracing the stage as officials described the effort put into this event.
DEC initiates public comment on possible brownfield at former Military Road School
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:35 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced a period of public comment regarding the school on Military Road in the Town of Niagara, which was destroyed in a fire in July.
WBA votes in Best Business of 2019
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:35 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association met Monday to install its officers and vote on the Best Business and Best Business Person of 2019. This year Anette Tomlin of BankOnBuffalo was voted Best Business Person, and Rex Vosburgh's Caliber Arms and Ammo was voted Best Business.
Wheatfield Garden Club honors members, installs officers
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:30 pm
Founding members of the Wheatfield Garden Club were honored Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Club's annual Christmas party held at Pane's Restaurant on Payne Avenue. Included were Betty Painter, Arlene Mante, Nancy Mihalko and Doris Leaderstorf. Absent were Shirley Allen and Clarice Poerschke.
BankOnBuffalo opens new, state-of-the-art Niagara Falls branch
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:20 pm
BankOnBuffalo recently held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of its most technologically advanced and customer-centric branch, as well as its first branch in the City of Niagara Falls.
Family & Friends race for Chase!
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:20 pm
On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Tuscarora Community came together to support the Hill family at the Tuscarora 5K Chase and Kids Fun Run.
'Christmas at the Farm' is family fun
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:10 pm
For family fun with the kids this winter, there's a place at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road called the Sanborn Farm Museum. It's becoming the site of "Christmas at the Farm" for two days in the middle of the holiday season: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15.
Carnegie Center holds biggest 'Art off the Wall' to date
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:05 pm
The Carnegie Art Center hosted a big night this past Thursday for its annual "Art off the Wall" event. The largest wall was covered with small 5-by-7-inch pieces of art, while the space also contained a room dedicated to 12-by-12-inch canvases and even tinted glass that were bid on silently by artists' fans.
'The Nutcracker' in pictures
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:05 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road. The GNBC's production showcases both local and Canadian dancers in a ballet set to the direction of artistic director Beverley Feder and Julie Traver. In addition, local character actors and brave parents will participate in the Act I party scene.
AAA urges drivers to safely secure Christmas trees
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 09:30 am
Real or artificial? According to new consumer research, AAA estimates 84 million Americans (33%) will buy a real Christmas tree this holiday season. Whether purchased at a local tree lot, a fresh cut farm or a retail store, each of these trees must be transported from where it is sold to its final destination. A real Christmas tree that isn't properly secured can become a dangerous projectile, endangering others on the road.
NYSEG and RG&E provide customer safety tips to avoid carbon monoxide exposure
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 09:30 am
NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, remind customers to take the proper precautions to protect themselves and their family from dangerous carbon monoxide (CO) fumes.
The Skin Cancer Foundation shares sun protection tips for tropical holiday vacations
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 09:30 am
With the holiday season upon us, many people are hoping to escape the cold to a sunny shore far away. A winter getaway is a great time to relax and have fun, but it's important to remember that ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can cause severe skin damage, sunburn and ultimately contribute to the development of skin cancer.
Devlin 'Duck' Hodges & streaking Steelers host Josh Allen & Buffalo Bills in pivotal AFC playoff race matchup on NBC's Sunday Night Football
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 09:05 am
Rookie quarterback Devlin Hodges and the Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5) host Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills (9-4) on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this week in a matchup between two teams currently in position to earn AFC Wild Card positions. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.
Rental fraud pervasive among home, vacation property listings, Better Business Bureau study shows
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 07:00 am
The place seems like a dream come true: the right space, the right location, the right price. But is it really for rent? Or will the renter or traveler arrive to find their money gone with nowhere to stay?
Study finds association between poor diet, age-related macular degeneration
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 07:00 am
Participants who ate a diet high in red and processed meat, fried food, refined grains and high-fat dairy were three times more likely to develop an eye condition that damages the retina and affects a person's central vision, according to the results of a study from the University at Buffalo.
New look Niagara-Wheatfield hoops hungry in 19-20
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 06:55 pm
Those who have gone on a roller coaster know, the ride goes up, down and every which way. The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons 2018-19 boys basketball season was (in a way) like the amusement park thriller. There were ups, downs, turns and bumps, but the main emotion of that roller coaster - it was a thrilling time.
Wayne Gretzky shares autograph from Tim Horton that inspired him to dream big
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 05:05 pm
No one could have predicted that a chance meeting in 1968 between a young Wayne Gretzky and hockey legend Tim Horton at a restaurant in Brantford, Ontario, would change the course of Wayne's life, and Canada's hockey history, forever.
Multi-Platinum artists Sheryl Crow & Usher to perform live from Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans during 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020'
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:55 pm
dick clark productions and ABC announced multi-Platinum-selling artists Sheryl Crow and Usher will perform on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020," live from the Allstate Fan Fest in New Orleans, where locals and tourists gather each year to celebrate the New Year in advance of the annual Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, Sting, Stormzy, Chris Martin, H.E.R. to perform on NBC's 'Global Citizen Prize' special
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:55 pm
Jennifer Hudson, John Legend, Raphael Saadiq, Sting, Stormzy, Chris Martin and H.E.R. are all joining forces and will perform at London's iconic Royal Albert Hall for NBC's "Global Citizen Prize" special airing Friday, Dec. 20 (8 p.m. ET/PT).
Aquarium of Niagara will remain closed a little longer
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:40 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Aquarium of Niagara is extending the period of time it will remain closed this week while work continues on "M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay."
Help Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission 'Feed the Falls'
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 04:30 pm
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission is in need of volunteers for its "Feed the Falls" Christmas program.
Nominations announced for 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 03:05 pm
Nominees for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2019, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles, were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center's SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.
PEOPLE celebrates 24 years hosting SAG Awards
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 03:00 pm
Meredith Corporation's PEOPLE will once again host the official SAG Awards Post-Awards Gala, to be held immediately following the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 19, in Los Angeles. This is the 24th year PEOPLE has hosted the event, which takes place on a transformed Shrine Auditorium stage and honors the charitable endeavors of actors in their communities.
Attention all schmoopies: 'The Goldbergs' celebrates 150 episodes
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:45 pm
Cast and crew gathered on set at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City to celebrate a milestone for the hit 1980-something comedy series inspired by Adam F. Goldberg's childhood. "The Goldbergs" 150th episode was filmed, lauded, and airs at 8 p.m. tonight.
Lifehouse, Gianni Russo, Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, Tony Orlando announce upcoming performances at Fallsview
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:40 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort welcomes Billboard Music Award winner Lifehouse, actor Gianni Russo, international sensation Frances Yip, country rock classic duo Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, and singer-songwriter Tony Orlando in late winter.
Taste of Buffalo Presented by Tops donates $2,000 to FeedMore WNY
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:35 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops will donate $2,000 to FeedMore WNY through "Food2 Families," an annual food drive sponsored, in part, by Tops Markets. This donation is possible thanks to the Taste of Buffalo's participating restaurants, and the purchases of festivalgoers at the event last July.
Navigate ice & snow: AAA offers winter driving advice
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:25 pm
Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. AAA Western and Central New York wants to prepare drivers with winter driving tips to keep everyone safe on the road. The top three winter driving tips include slowing down, increasing the space between yourself and other vehicles, and braking, then turning.
New York State Office for the Aging offers winter safety tips for older New Yorkers
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 02:20 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers and caregivers to take precautions in winter weather, as cold temperatures and heavy snow can create hazardous conditions for older adults.
LongHorn Steakhouse provides holiday breakfast, gifts for community
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:45 am
The Niagara Falls LongHorn Steakhouse served a free breakfast on Sunday to about 150 children and families who receive services from either Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier or Pinnacle Community Services (formerly Family & Children's Service of Niagara). Those same guests also took home gifts purchased by restaurant staff.
New holiday music from Lauren Alaina, Maddie & Tae, The Oak Ridge Boys
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:40 am
Lauren Alaina released her own version of the holiday classic, "O Holy Night," last month. She loves Christmas music so much she'd like to release a full album of holiday songs. She has a few favorite songs that she'd have to include on the collection.
PSC: Report recommends improved compensation for rooftop solar
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:40 am
The New York State Department of Public Service staff issued a report outlining options for the Public Service Commission to consider for future compensation for generation by residential rooftop or small commercial solar customers, also known as mass-market customers
Lyft announces 5th annual Lyftie Award winners in Buffalo
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:35 am
Lyft, whose mission is "to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation," announced its fifth annual Lyftie Awards, a program that recognizes the most popular destinations in cities across the country. This year, the Lyfties expanded to celebrate more than 50 markets, including Buffalo, and refreshed its categories to celebrate multimodal transportation and its driver communities.
Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Midland, Maddie & Tae at 'Country 106.5' WYRK's 'Taste of Country'
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:05 pm
WYRK has announced the lineup for the "Toyota Taste of Country" 2020: Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Midland and Maddie & Tae. The show will be opened up by "TOC Riser Competition" winner Fuzzy and the Rustbelts.
Steve Aoki enlists rock icon Sting, breakout trio SHAED for '2 in a Million'
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
Two-time Grammy-nominated DJ/producer Steve Aoki, 17-time Grammy Award-winning musician Sting, and Platinum-selling trio SHAED (known for their hit single "Trampoline") have teamed up to release a new collaborative anthem for soulmates everywhere. "2 in a Million" is an offering from Aoki's upcoming "Neon Future IV."
High schoolers invited to apply for 'Students Inside Albany' conference
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
The League of Women Voters invites motivated high school students to apply for its annual youth conference, "Students Inside Albany."
Canisius College receives $1.8 million grant from John Templeton Foundation
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
Canisius College recently announced the John Templeton Foundation awarded a $1.8 million grant to its Institute for the Global Study of Religion (IGSOR). The grant will be used to conduct the first comprehensive, comparative and empirical study of megachurches in the global south.
Rotary Club of Buffalo brings joy to area children as Toys for Tots sponsor
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
The Rotary Club of Buffalo is sponsoring a Toys for Tots collection drive. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby at the Larkin Center of Commerce, 701 Seneca St., Buffalo, until Dec. 15.
$100,000 basketball card pulled from pack! One-of-a-kind Zion Williamson rookie card found at Dave & Adam's
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
On Wednesday, Dec. 4, a Dave & Adam's Card World customer pulled the "Holy Grail" of modern basketball cards: a Zion Williamson Panini Prizms Black 1/1 Rookie Card worth over $100,000.
 

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