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Spring semester 2019 classes open for 'University Express'
Wed, May 1st 2019 05:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' health and wellness program has announced the spring "University Express" lifelong learning program is now accepting registrations from older adults interested in taking one or more of the classes being offered.
'Guys and Dolls' at the NACC
Wed, May 1st 2019 05:15 pm
The Western Door Playhouse will present "Guys and Dolls," directed by Sam Fadel, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
ECHDC unveils new 'Buffalo Waterfront' website
Wed, May 1st 2019 05:15 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Wednesday unveiled a new website and brand for the Buffalo waterfront: The website serves as a single online stop that will better inform the public of Canalside and Outer Harbor events and activities, with a goal of drawing more tourism and awareness to Buffalo's waterfront.
'California country' comes to Buffalo with Alice Wallace tour
Wed, May 1st 2019 02:40 pm
"California country" artist Alice Wallace is poised to become a sustainable star, because she is not an overnight success. Far from it. Truth be told, she had to move back in with her family and give up a steady job in order to get on the road, travel (a lot), and hone her musical skills.
Celebrate Mental Health Month in May by becoming tobacco-free
Wed, May 1st 2019 07:00 am
May is Mental Health Month, which promotes healthy lifestyle choices and raises awareness about conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Smoking exacerbates treatment for these conditions and affects people with poor mental health disproportionately. The New York State Smokers' Quitline encourages all residents of New York, especially those suffering from chronic mental health conditions, to call 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) for free resources to become tobacco-free.
BankOnBuffalo breaks ground on permanent Niagara Falls branch
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 05:05 pm
On Tuesday, BankOnBuffalo representatives, along with a group of locals, gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony at its new, permanent branch located at 7121 Niagara Falls Blvd.
UB joins Action Collaborative on countering US opioid epidemic
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 05:00 pm
The Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo and UB's Clinical Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) have joined the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic, which was announced Tuesday. This joint commitment makes UB one of more than 100 organizations that have joined this national effort.
NBC, Telemundo look to 'Clear The Shelters' with 5th annual pet adoption campaign
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 04:55 pm
NBC stars Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold, Scott Evans, Natalie Morales, Christina Hendricks, Mae Whitman, Jennifer Carpenter, Morris Chestnut, Warren Christie, Michaela McManus, Liam McHugh, DJ Townsel, Derek Hough and NE-YO encourage audiences everywhere to 'Save the Date for Clear The Shelters'
Artpark & Company gala to benefit community arts programming
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 04:00 pm
Artpark & Company's gala event will raise funds to benefit community arts programming presented at the venue throughout the summer months. At this event on May 4, Artpark will honor its past and celebrate the future at the new Aloft Hotel in Buffalo.
EPA announces available funding to improve drinking water for schools, small & disadvantaged communities
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 01:15 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of nearly $87 million in grant funding to assist states, tribes and territories with improving drinking water. New York is eligible to receive up to $3.7 million in available funding.
ABC News: Diane Sawyer television event documenting impact of screen time, technology & social media on families across country
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 01:15 pm
"ScreenTime: Diane Sawyer Reporting" Airs Friday, May 3 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
UB holds first annual Women's Vascular Summit
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 01:10 pm
In an effort to better understand how gender may affect women's vascular health, physicians and surgeons at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo are holding a Women's Vascular Summit on May 3-4 at the Jacobs School.
Save the date: 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale returns to River Region from June 7-9
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 01:00 pm
You're invited to attend an affordable, regionwide shopping spree the weekend of Friday, June 7, through Sunday, June 9. Niagara Frontier Publications' annual 10 Mile Garage & Sidewalk Sale will, once again, pair unique sellers with eager buyers.
Study: Health care providers split on who should prescribe HIV prevention drug
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 01:00 pm
Health care practitioners are split when it comes to opinions on which provider should take the lead in prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is administered to people at high risk for HIV.
Chancellor Kristina Johnson announces new SUNY Clean Energy Roadmap
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 01:00 pm
Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson announced The State University of New York is joining forces with New York state's energy agencies to launch the "Clean Energy Roadmap," which will accelerate progress toward Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030.
From the nosebleeds to the crease
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 12:20 pm
On an ordinary game day, Blues season ticket holder Tyler Stewart grabs his seat in section 313 of the Enterprise Center just in time to watch his team begin warm-up. Yet an unexpected phone call on Dec. 7, 2017, would lead to a not-so-ordinary game day experience.
Does advertising work?
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 12:10 pm
In most cases, advertising has been at what seems like the forefront of our lives as long as we can remember. To some degree we are all so impervious to seeing them that we don't think twice about it. But, has anyone ever stopped to take the time out of their everyday lives to ponder the question: "Does advertising work on me?"
BTS in concert: The experience of a lifetime
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 11:50 am
Every BTS fan's dream is to see them live in person.
Niagara University's women's golf team makes history
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 11:10 am
For many people, golf is just a sport one does for fun all the way into retirement. But for these ladies, they've been perfecting the game their whole lives.
Mental illness: Fighting the stigma
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 10:40 am
Things are not always as they appear.
Staying in shape after high school: How to avoid 'Freshman 15' through exercise, healthy eating
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 10:20 am
After graduating from high school, Eric Stroud began to realize how hard it was to stay in shape and eat healthily.
Tommy John surgery not career-ending for NU catcher
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 09:55 am
Two outs, man on first. The count is two and two. The pitch comes and the runner goes. The catcher throws down to second and guns the runner out. POP! He feels something in his elbow snap.
One in the same? Are fraternal twins really all that different from normal siblings?
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 09:35 am
It's Monday morning. The incessant chime of your alarm resonates throughout your entire body, forcing you awake. An annoying daily occurrence, reminding you that you only have 30 minutes left before you have to leave your house. You groan and begrudgingly throw off the warm blankets from your body, slump out of bed and walk out of your bedroom door. Just as you are about to reach the bathroom, a blurry figure slips past and closes the door directly in your face.
Mixed personalities: Well-known rapper YNW Melly could face death penalty
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 09:15 am
Jamell Maurice Demons, age 19, who's also known as rapper "YNW Mellow" from Gifford, Florida. Is best known for his hit singles "Murder on My Mind" and "Mixed Personalities" which featured Kanye West, which focuses on the aspect of mental health in today's society.
Nancy Price 5K returns to Youngstown
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 08:55 am
The Nancy Price Memorial 5K Run will be held Saturday, May 11, starting at the Youngstown Fire Hall, 625 Third St. The race route will take runners through the village and along the river walking path at Fort Niagara State Park, ultimately ending back at the Youngstown Fire Department.
Longball guides Falcons softball to victory
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 08:25 pm
On a typical Western New York bitter "spring" day, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball bats stayed hot in a 14-6 victory at Niagara Falls High School.
Students' solutions to plastic pollution to be displayed at Buffalo Museum of Science
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 06:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and its environmental partners are inviting residents to join them at the Buffalo Museum of Science to recognize local students who have made art inspired to protect the environment.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' crowns first champion, raises money for HAL
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 05:20 pm
As the nation continues to be captivated by James Holzhauer - the million-dollar man on "Jeopardy!" - it was Sandy Blackwell Yates who put on a show Saturday night at the Brickyard Brewing Company. She captained her team to a resounding victory in "Lewiston Jeopardy," earning a large trophy and the applause of an impressed audience.
It's AAA 'School Safety Patrol Week' in New York
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 04:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed April 29 through May 5 as "AAA School Safety Patrol Week" in New York state in recognition of the fine efforts of school safety patrol members.
Earth Day cleanup in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 03:55 pm
A large crowd gathered at the Red Brick Municipal Building on Saturday to participate in the annual Earth Day spring cleanup. People spruced up neighboring roads and public areas. Refreshment were provided.
Silversun Pickups to perform at RiverWorks
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 03:50 pm
Silversun Pickups, on the heels of announcing their awaited return with new album "Widow's Weeds" (June 7, New Machine Recordings), confirmed new tour dates for June and July. The band will perform July 14 at Buffalo Riverworks.
Higgins & Service Collaborative of WNY announce nearly $500,000 for early intervention program aimed at putting children on path to school readiness
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 03:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined The Service Collaborative of WNY Inc. Executive Director Kate Sarata and other partners to announce a federal grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service for a new early intervention effort to provide a foundation that prepares preschool children for success in mathematics.
Buffalo Prep to celebrate 30 years in Western New York at 'Celebration of Achievement'
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 03:45 pm
Buffalo Prep, an organization dedicated to providing local, talented, underrepresented youth access to and preparation for college preparatory high schools and higher education, will host its 2019 "Celebration of Achievement" event presented by M&T Bank on Thursday, May 2. The event will honor high school seniors who have successfully completed Buffalo Prep's academic enrichment programs.
Erie County: 'Breakfast with Champions' to benefit scholarship fund
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 03:45 pm
Get to the Erie County Fair early on Wednesday, Aug. 14, and hit the chow line for "Breakfast With Champions."
'What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage": Fictional sci-fi thriller 'The Flare' gets after-show
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Teased on FOX social pages, "The Flare" is a television drama that now has a very real after-show, called "What Just Happened??! With Fred Savage," dedicated to exploring the fandom surrounding the show. The half-hour hybrid comedy/talk show premieres Sunday, June 30 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX.
22nd annual Police Memorial Service will honor officers killed on duty
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 01:30 pm
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty will be honored at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the 22nd annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
DEC announces fishing season opens May 4 for many popular coolwater fish species
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 01:25 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the first Saturday in May marks the beginning of the fishing season for several popular coolwater sportfish species, including walleye, northern pike, pickerel and tiger muskellunge. He noted the coolwater conditions of early spring can render walleye and northern pike fishing particularly good, and anglers are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities New York has to offer.
Top 6 revealed as 'American Idol' pays special tribute to Queen
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 01:20 pm
On Sunday, "American Idol" took one more step in finding a champion, as the field was cut down to six. Moving on in the competition (resuming at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC) are singers Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon, Laci Kaye Booth, Madison Vandenburg, Laine Hardy, Alejandro Aranda and Wade Cota. This meant it was the end of the road for Alyssa Raghu and Walker Burroughs.
A new 'Bake You Rich' winner earns chance to have baked goods sold nationally
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 01:10 pm
After three rounds of intense challenges testing the baking and business skills of four entrepreneurial bakers, Adalberto Diaz of Salt Lake City creamed the competition on Sunday's episode of "Bake You Rich," earning the opportunity of a lifetime to have his savory Cuban meat pie sold by "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro on Carlo's Bakery website.
Binnington, Dahlin, Pettersson voted Calder Trophy finalists
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 01:10 pm
Goaltender Jordan Binnington of the St. Louis Blues, defenseman Rasmus Dahlin of the Buffalo Sabres and center Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks are the three finalists for the 2018-19 Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded "to the player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition," the National Hockey League announced.

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