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WNY turning green for Junior Achievement Kids
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
Junior Achievement is currently celebrating its centennial. Strathmore Paper Founder Horace Moses, AT&T Chairman Theodore Vail and U.S. Sen. Murray Crane started JA in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts. JA's founding was in response to families moving from farms to the growing industrial cities. The goal was to provide young people with the skills they would need to be successful adults in their new communities.
Michelle Glynn: What's old is new again
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
It takes talent honed over a period of time to master the art of antiquing - skills that are cultivated by research, practice, patience and, ultimately, a trained eye.
Fairgrounds Festival of Lights begins; region's largest holiday festival
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 07:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 29, the switch will be flipped to illuminate more than 1 million lights as the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights opens its 15th season. This time-honored, Western New York holiday tradition takes place at the Erie County Fairgrounds in Hamburg.
The Rockettes are back for Christmas!
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 05:10 pm
New York City. A beautiful place for the holidays. A massive Christmas tree located in Rockefeller Center, Christmas shops with lights, and music on every corner. One place, in particular, stands out in the city during the festive season - it's known as Radio City Music Hall.
6 movies to make your Christmas
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 04:50 pm
Christmas is coming soon, and most people enjoy a Christmas party with friends or spending time with family. Also, there are many films that come to mind every Christmas holiday.
Pegula Sports & Entertainment names Seneca Resorts & Casinos exclusive sportsbook partner of Buffalo Sabres
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 04:15 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment and Seneca Resorts & Casinos have announced an additional partnership this time involving the Buffalo Sabres franchise. Seneca Resorts & Casinos is now the exclusive sportsbook partner of the Buffalo Sabres.
Diving into the minds of college freshmen
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 04:00 pm
College is an interesting way of life. It's new, exciting, freeing, scary, messy and everything in between.
Dr. Sharon Watkinson: The passion behind Niagara University Theatre
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 03:45 pm
August 1962 marked the start of a journey Dr. Sharon Watkinson would never forget. She took her first step onto the Niagara University campus, with a love of English and a passion for theater. Her education would be the start of many students' collegiate careers.
How to be a successful student-athlete
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 03:15 pm
Student-athletes are among the most hard-working students on any campus in the country. They work with hectic schedules throughout the academic year, from keeping up with their work in the classroom to attending practices and competitions. Athletes are left with very little time for other hobbies or an active social life.
Student seeks to form The Be Kind Service Club
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 02:50 pm
Poverty has now taken over this once-beautiful city and now the question is what can we change in the community?
Biggest names in music deliver show-stopping performances at American Music Awards
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 10:40 am
Last night, the world's biggest artists and pop-culture icons came together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers at the 2019 American Music Awards. Multi-Platinum-selling artist Ciara hosted the show and kicked the night off with a performance of her new single, "Melanin." The show aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Cuomo signs statewide multiuse trails plan bill
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 10:40 am
Parks & Trails New York joined Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy to thank Gov. Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation (S.4416B/A.5035B) directing the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to develop a coordinated plan for linking existing trails with potential trail corridors.
Gas prices steady as Thanksgiving approaches
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 10:40 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.59, down 1 cent since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.56. The New York average is $2.68, down 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.83.
Fireproof your holiday feasts: AAA offers tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 10:35 am
Food is a big part of holiday fun, but festivities can take your attention away from cooking and lead to fires. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, "from 2014 to 2016, an estimated 2,400 residential building fires were reported to fire departments in the U.S. on Thanksgiving Day and caused an estimated 5 deaths, 25 injuries and $19 million in property loss."
Aquarium of Niagara celebrates return of beloved sea lion
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara announced the return of Arie, an 11-year-old California sea lion, after a successful, four-year-long breading loan.
Conversation on compassionate public policy set for Dec. 10
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 10, the idea of compassionate public policy will be explored at a mini-conference at Niagara Falls' City Council Chambers, 745 Main St. All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments and will be held from 6-8 p.m.
Little Mix releases Christmas song
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Grab your eggnog and raise your glasses as the globe's biggest girl group, Little Mix, released their first ever Christmas song, "One I've Been Missing." Listen here.
Price Rite Marketplace announces annual 'Check Out Hunger' fundraising campaign
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Price Rite Marketplace has announced its annual "Check Out Hunger" fundraising campaign, which raises funds to benefit local food banks in communities served by Price Rite Marketplace stores across the northeast.
Pollstar & VenuesNow announce U2 as 'Artist of the Decade' & O2 Arena as 'Venue of the Decade'
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
In the No. 1 position for artists is 22-time Grammy-winning band U2, with a staggering $1 billion-plus total gross* for the decade. The No. 1 venue is The O2 arena in London, with an incredible 15.5 million tickets* sold.
Bank of Akron announces opening of new branch in Wilson
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Bank of Akron officially opened its new branch in Wilson last week. This is the bank's sixth location in Western New York and its first in Niagara County.
Welcome to Lewiston, Rivercrest Financial
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Rivercrest Financial celebrated a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at its new office location, 765 Center St., Lewiston. Owner Kristin Meyer had an open house with food catered by The Griffon House.
'Down Home Christmas' music celebration with The Oak Ridge Boys coming to Riviera Theatre
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
"The Oak Ridge Boys: Down Home Christmas" stops inside The Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 716-692-2413. This show is presented by Latshaw Productions.
Colton Dixon to perform at 2019 National Christmas Tree Lighting, new music set for 2020
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Colton Dixon will join a melding of music, national parks, outdoor performances and holiday cheer during the 97th National Christmas Tree Lighting. The event will feature not only the official lighting of the new National Christmas Tree and timeless holiday tunes. It will take place on Dec. 5 at the Ellipse in President's Park (White House).
Cam releases 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'; new music coming in February 2020
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Grammy-nominated country singer/songwriter Cam has released her rendition of the beloved holiday song "I'll Be Home For Christmas," via RCA Records. The song is available now on all DSP's here.
Buffalo Sabres 'Holiday Angels' program returns for upcoming winter season
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo Sabres will partner with Child & Family Services of Buffalo and Spectrum News for the Sabres "Holiday Angels." The adopt-a-family program allows Sabres fans to support neighbors in need.
'Breakfast With Santa Paws' to benefit Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc. welcomes families to its "Breakfast With Santa Paws" benefit this holiday season. Taking place at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, "Breakfast With Santa Paws" will be from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brings community to Center Street
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced its holiday events for 2019 that will bring the community together.
World-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ushers in holiday season with its 93rd edition on NBC
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
A spectacle like no other awaits millions as the 93rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - one of the nation's most cherished holiday traditions - once again kicks off the holiday season. Millions of families will tune in to watch the excitement unfold on Thursday, Nov. 28, as Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker of NBC News' "Today" host the broadcast from 9 a.m.-noon in all time zones. The special will include a special Celine Dion performance from her new album "Courage."
FOX offers first 'Thanksgiving of Horror' episode of 'The Simpsons'
Sun, Nov 24th 2019 03:10 pm
In a special Thanksgiving edition of "Treehouse of Horror," the Simpsons are forced to face various Thanksgiving nightmares, including the first Thanksgiving, an A.I. mishap, and a dangerous space mission complicated by a sentient cranberry sauce, in the all-new "Thanksgiving of Horror" episode.
Halsey, Shawn Mendes added to performer lineup of 2019 American Music Awards
Sun, Nov 24th 2019 03:05 pm
dick clark productions and ABC announced 2019 American Music Awards nominees Halsey and Shawn Mendes have been added to the performer lineup of the 2019 American Music Awards. Halsey will take the stage for a performance of her latest single, "Graveyard," while Mendes and previously announced performer Camila Cabello will take the stage together for a performance of their No. 1 collaboration "Señorita."
Grace VanderWaal releases 'Letters: Vol. 1'
Sun, Nov 24th 2019 02:55 pm
Singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal officially released her new EP, "Letters: Vol. 1, on Friday (listen here). The EP features the emotional and unapologetic track "I Don't Like You"; the groovy "Waste My Time"; and the uplifting "Ur So Beautiful"; alongside three brand-new songs.
Festival of Wreaths returns to Ransomville
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:05 am
Those venturing throughout the River Region in search of Small Business Saturday bargains are best advised to include the hamlet of Ransomville in their travels next weekend, as well. This little community on the east end of the Town of Porter will present its annual Festival of Wreaths celebration and a whole host of holiday events on Saturday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 1.
Small Business Saturday profile: Baby & Me
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:05 am
Just how dedicated is You & Me boutique owner Laura Mann Falsetti?
St. Stephen collecting cleaning supplies for local households
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
This Christmas, Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz and the Response To Love Center on Buffalo's East side, at 130 Kosciuszko St., are asking for help once again.
Obituary: Gary R. Burkhart
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Gary R. Burkhart of Grand Island entered into rest Nov. 17, 2019.
Obituary: Jessica Louise Melgar
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Jessica Louise Melgar of Grand Island entered into rest Nov. 19, 2019.
Obituary: Carol Lynn Marston
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Carol Lynn Marston (née Howell) of Grand Island entered into rest Nov. 13, 2019.
Trinity United Methodist Church: 'Pink Bag Ladies' support veterans again
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The "Pink Bag Ladies" at Trinity United Methodist Church, who make care packages for female veterans serving in all the armed services all around the world, have turned their charity to male veterans this season.
Fundraiser for Buffalo Wheelchair Basketball Youth League
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A GoFundMe launched to help the Buffalo Wheelchair Basketball Youth League raise $20,000 in order to purchase 10 wheelchairs for this program that integrates people with physical disabilities and people without disabilities together on the court to learn and play competitive wheelchair basketball.
Grand Island Town Board: Plaza business wants panhandling addressed
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:00 am
A Grand Island Plaza business is asking the Grand Island Town Board for help in addressing the issue of panhandlers.

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