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Higgins: Nearly $12.3 million in federal grants to fight homelessness in Western New York
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care (CoC) program has awarded almost $12.3 million in federal funding to Western New York organizations to assist in their mission to end homelessness in the region.
Patrick P. Lee Foundation announces $450,000 commitment to Buffalo City Mission
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:25 pm
The Patrick P. Lee Foundation today announced a $450,000 financial commitment that will provide a gateway to stronger preventative services focused on mental health and education for the new Buffalo City Mission community center. The first floor will be called the Patrick P. Lee Foundation Welcome Center.
New York Farm Bureau achieves success at annual American Farm Bureau Federation National Convention
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:05 pm
New York Farm Bureau leaders are heading back to New York with a positive outlook for national farm policy this year following a successful national convention in Austin, Texas.
Lew-Port falls in physical battle vs. MEC
Wed, Jan 22nd 2020 11:25 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team has played tough non-league competition all season. Wednesday night, the team faced another challenge in Buffalo's Middle Early College Kats. Despite a physical and highly contested battle, the Lancers fell versus New York's No. 4 team in Class C, 72-69.
Not so fast: Morinello favors lowering Lewiston speed limit
Wed, Jan 22nd 2020 05:35 pm
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello on Wednesday said he supports the Village of Lewiston's goal to lower the speed limit on Center Street to make the roadway more walkable. He contacted Niagara Frontier Publications to clear the air, in light of reports he received from Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting.
The Rite Aid Foundation designates Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club a KidCents charity
Wed, Jan 22nd 2020 09:10 am
The Rite Aid Foundation has selected the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club to participate in its 2020 KidCents program, which annually supports a select group of nonprofit, kid-focused organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of children living in the communities Rite Aid serves.
NYPA authorizes $52 million for final phase of multimillion-dollar project to improve digital communication infrastructure
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 03:00 pm
The New York Power Authority board of trustees approved $52 million for the final phase of construction for new digital communication systems on NYPA transmission lines, improving the efficiency and reliability of the New York State electricity system.
92nd Oscars announce first slate of presenters: Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Regina King & Rami Malek
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 02:00 pm
Oscar winners Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Regina King and Rami Malek will present at the 92nd Oscars, show producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain announced today. All return to the Oscars stage after winning last year in their respective acting categories.
Higgins, Hallwalls & The Colored Musicians Club announce 'Point Nine Collaborative'
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:45 pm
On Tuesday morning in the lobby of Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, staff joined with The Historic Colored Musicians Club (CMC) to announce a multi-year collaboration featuring internationally acclaimed musical artists. This partnership in music has been named the "Point Nine Collaborative." Congressman Brian Higgins, a visible champion of the arts community, will present acknowledgements at the event.
New owner at Niagara Physical Therapy
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:05 pm
Niagara Physical Therapy is excited to publicize the successful transfer of ownership from its founder, Dr. Louis Cacciatore, to long-time employee Dr. Steve Doermer.
Rascal Flatts and Chris Young bring country melodies to Fallsview Casino this March
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:00 pm
Country sensations Rascal Flatts and Chris Young are headed to Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort this March.
Buffalo clinical trial contributed to FDA approval for fast-acting insulin for children
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:00 pm
The approval, on Dec. 19, by the Food and Drug Administration of a fast-acting insulin for children with diabetes mellitus came about with the help of researchers and providers at the University at Buffalo, UBMD Pediatrics and Oishei Children's Hospital, as well as some highly committed Western New York families.
New location for 'Toast & Jam'
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 01:00 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues! The Lewiston Council on the Arts' "Toast & Jam" begins in a new location, Tin Pan Alley, 775 Cayuga St., at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10. Now in its 21st year, this jazz-jamming, blues-rocking, poetry-reading event returns by popular demand and continues every Monday through March 16.
Cedric The Entertainer and Friends to perform at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on April 18
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 12:20 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino will echo with laughter when Cedric the Entertainer and Friends comes to the Seneca Niagara Event Center on Saturday, April 18 (8 p.m.). Tickets go on sale at noon this Friday, Jan. 24.
Luke Bryan has new music & tour; Darien Lake stop
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 12:20 pm
Since wrapping up the past 10 years as the "Most Heard Artist of the Decade," as named by Country Aircheck, Luke Bryan looks ahead into 2020 and announces plans for a new studio album and a 2020 tour. He recently announced the news to his fans first on all his socials platforms. Watch it here.
'Survivor' brings back 'Sole Survivors' for 40th edition, themed 'Winners at War'
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 12:20 pm
CBS recently announced the 20 legendary winners of "Survivor" who will return to compete against each other on the 40th season of the Emmy Award-winning series. The special two-hour premiere airs Wednesday, Feb. 12 (8 p.m., ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award winner Jeff Probst hosts.
Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, the Jonas Brothers & Lil Nas X to talk with Gayle King for Grammy special
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 12:20 pm
Grammy nominee Blake Shelton, with a special appearance by three-time Grammy winner Gwen Stefani, has joined the roster of music superstars to sit for intimate interviews with CBS News' Gayle King for "The Gayle King Grammy Special," to be broadcast Thursday, Jan. 23 (10 p.m., ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
Camila Cabello, H.E.R., Jonas Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Rosalía, Run-D.M.C., Charlie Wilson & Tyler, The Creator take stage at 62nd Annual Grammy Awards
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 12:20 pm
CBS and the Recording Academy have confirmed the next slate of performers for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Ariana Grande and Demi Lovato previously announced on social media they will take the stage for Music's Biggest Night. In addition, current Grammy nominees Camilla Cabello; H.E.R.; Jonas Brothers; Rosalía; Tyler, The Creator; and 13-time nominee Charlie Wilson are set to perform.
Thousands attend Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:55 pm
Over the weekend, the seventh annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo invaded downtown Niagara Falls. The event was held at the Conference and Event Center with a focus on "Teaching Fishing" to the legions of anglers that can be found in New York, Southern Ontario and other nearby states.
New York State: HUD awards nearly $215 million to local homeless programs
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:50 pm
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently announced nearly $2.2 billion in grants to support thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation. HUD's "Continuum of Care" grants will provide critically needed support to approximately 6,593 local programs on the front lines, serving individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Cuomo announces 'make-ready' program for electric vehicles
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced the New York State Department of Public Service issued a report recommending the establishment of a statewide utility-supported "make-ready" program to promote responsible electric vehicle charging station deployment. In addition, the governor announced more than 20,000 rebates have been approved for New Yorkers to purchase electric cars under the Drive Clean Rebate initiative, which provides residents with a rebate of up to $2,000 for the purchase or lease of a new electric car from participating dealers.
Don't stop them now: Music legends Queen to be celebrated on UK coin
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:15 pm
The Royal Mint has announced the iconic band Queen will be celebrated with the launch of a commemorative coin collection, making it the first time that a British band has been celebrated on U.K. coinage. Available now, the design is the first in The Royal Mint's new "Music Legends" collection.
AAA offers winter driving advice
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:15 pm
About 46% of crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter, making this the worst time of year for driving in treacherous conditions.
Buffalo Sabres Alumni Wine Festival returns March 12
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association will host the 16th annual Buffalo Sabres Alumni Wine Festival from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at KeyBank Center. The event, co-sponsored by KeyBank, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, John W. Danforth and LECOM, will feature wineries and restaurants from Buffalo, Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.
Study finds link between blood fats and artery size in people with MS
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:55 am
A recent study by a team of University at Buffalo researchers has found a link between fats in the blood and problems with the arteries in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
New York Power Authority: New energy storage demonstration project supporting further integration of renewable power sources into grid
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:55 am
The New York Power Authority announced a collaboration with a leading-edge energy storage company to develop a demonstration energy storage system, using new zinc-air energy storage technology, in New York. The project, selected as a winner through the NYPA Innovation Challenge, will have the ability to provide back-up power, help level grid demand, and move the state further toward a carbon-free electric grid supported by renewable energy resources.
Here Be Lions & world-renowned worship leader Darlene Zschech release new song, 'I Speak Jesus'
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:50 am
Ministry collective and worship team Here Be Lions have teamed up with world-renowned Australian worship leader Darlene Zschech ("Victor's Crown," "In Jesus' Name," "Shout To The Lord"), to release a new song, "I Speak Jesus." The track originally debuted on the 2019 Here Be Lion's EP, "I Speak Jesus," and has been newly reimagined as a powerful male-female duet.
Niagara County WorkSource One announces 'Success in Six Program'
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:50 am
Niagara County's WorkSource One announced its "Success in Six" program will begin Friday, Jan. 24 . Those interested in participating can still sign up.
Outstanding film & television performances honored at 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:35 am
The Screen Actors Guild Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and television performances of 2019 at the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, held Sunday at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall.
UB researcher employs eye-tracking technology to detect neurological disorders
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:25 am
A University at Buffalo biomedical engineer is gaining recognition outside the U.S. for his work using high-tech devices to diagnose and ameliorate neurological conditions.
PSC: Development of renewable energy projects to decrease capital costs for developers, advance more clean energy projects, save consumers $4.6 billion
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:25 am
The New York State Public Service Commission recently authorized the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to create a new, innovative pricing structure to decrease capital costs and further spur the development of clean energy resources in New York.
Give Kids A Smile Day to offer more than a healthy smile: Shifts to total health for hundreds of WNY kids
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:25 am
For one day in February, the halls of the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will be filled with the excited laughs and smiles of schoolchildren.
Canadian rock supergroups Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party bring 'Saints and Sinners' tour to Artpark
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 10:45 am
Artpark & Funtime will present the "Saints and Sinners 2020 Tour," bringing together four legendary Canadian rock bands: Big Wreck, Headstones, Moist and The Tea Party on Thursday, July 16, in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24.
Erie County offers free rabies vaccination
Sat, Jan 18th 2020 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health has scheduled a free rabies vaccination clinic for dogs, indoor and outdoor cats, and ferrets from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at North Buffalo Community Center, 203 Sanders Road, Buffalo.
Lifesaving donations topic of talk at Youngstown's First Presbyterian Church
Sat, Jan 18th 2020 07:00 am
A presentation on ConnectLife, the blood and organ donor network formerly known as Unyts, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St.
Chris Collins sentenced for insider trading scheme and lying to federal law enforcement agents
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:30 pm
Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced Friday that Christopher Collins, who represented the 27th District of New York as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, was sentenced to 26 months in prison today by U.S. District Judge Vernon S. Broderick for participating in a scheme to commit insider trading and for making false statements to federal law enforcement agents when interviewed about his conduct.
'90s are back at Artpark: Barenaked Ladies return with 'Last Summer On Earth Tour,' Gin Blossoms & Toad the Wet Sprocket
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 12:40 pm
Barenaked Ladies return to the Artpark Amphitheater with the sixth edition of their "The Last Summer On Earth Tour" on July 7 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" concert series. Barenaked Ladies will be joined by Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Obituary: Thomas J. Slaiman
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Thomas James Slaiman entered peacefully into rest on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, after a brief illness. He was 69.
Martial arts teacher combines kicks with faith
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Bob Heisner teaches Bushido at his building on Niagara Falls Blvd. He became proficient in the martial art through a blending of six different disciplines that he learned while serving in the military during and after the Vietnam War. He said the process of training doesn't just help muscles, it stays with the student and gives the self-determination and will to become whatever it is they aspire to become.

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