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Niagara University to host cybersecurity forum
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:55 pm
Several of the region's most prominent experts in information security will discuss the cybersecurity threat landscape that presently looms over numerous industries, such as banking, education, foodservice, government, health care and telecommunications, at Niagara University's cybersecurity forum. The event is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Statler Dining Room on the fourth floor of St. Vincent's Hall.
Australian Pink Floyd Show to bring 'All That You Love World Tour' to Erie County Fair
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:55 pm
The Erie County Fair welcomes The Australian Pink Floyd Show's "All That You Love World Tour" at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2.
Peplowski wins A.C.E award
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:55 pm
On April 17, Jacob Peplowski, a senior at Niagara-Wheatfield High School was honored at the Erie-Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club meeting. 
Culinary arts field trip helps show students career options
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:55 pm
Students in Caitlin Kucharski's culinary arts program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently had an informative class trip.
Fire companies visit early childhood education students
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:50 pm
The early childhood education students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center invited local firefighters into the Niagara Preschool Learning Center recently. 
Allied health students learn to save a life
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:50 pm
Students in the allied health program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently spent a day learning CPR. 
Gonyea wins ADK scholarship
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:45 pm
On April 13, Niagara-Wheatfield ADK held its annual Fashion Show. The fashions, modeled by ADK members, were provided by Talbots of the Fashion Outlets Mall. Proceeds from the event go to the annual scholarship for a Niagara-Wheatfield student.  This year, the scholarship was won by Olivia Gonyea. 
Niagara-Wheatfield BOE to meet
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:45 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held on May 1, will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session.
Free gardening seminar at NCCC
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:40 pm
As part of the ongoing Faculty Keynote Series, Niagara County Community College will be presenting a lecture, "Garden Myth Busting: How to Weed Through the Internet" with Assistant Professor Carolyn Stanko. 
Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen undergoes successful hip surgery
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen has undergone successful hip surgery.
DEC, State Parks announce 2019's first-time camper program registration
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
As part of New York's weeklong celebration of Earth Day, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced New York will once again provide free first-time camper weekends this summer. Families that have never camped before will have the opportunity to enjoy the popular outdoor activity and be provided equipment, guidance and programs at select campgrounds.
KeyBank expands partnership with Diebold Nixdorf to enable digital transformation, enhance consumer experience
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
Diebold Nixdorf, a global leader in driving connected commerce, announced a continued collaboration with KeyBank, one of the nation's largest financial institutions, to digitally transform more than 1,400 automated teller machines (ATMs) in the bank's network.
KeyBank launches 'tap and go' credit, debit cards
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
Combining convenience, speed and security, KeyBank announced the launch of KeyBank Mastercard contactless credit and debit cards, in partnership with Mastercard and FIS. The new cards - now in issuance - allow clients to make in-store purchases at the speed of a single tap, while providing secure dynamic encryption during the buying process.
NCCC's Tylec a finalist for ATHENA Leadership Award
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
Professor Gail Tylec, director of the Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence at Niagara County Community College, has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the ATHENA Leadership Award in collaboration with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. 
Keynote speakers announced for NCCC's 55th annual commencement ceremonies
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:30 pm
Niagara County Community College Interim President William J. Murabito announced last Thursday that Phyllis Floro, New York State Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello and Anne E. McCaffrey will deliver the keynote addresses at the college's 55th annual commencement ceremonies. 
North Tonawanda man pleads guilty to drug charge
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:25 pm
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced last Thursday that Edgar Joel Jimenez-Rodriguez, 39, of North Tonawanda, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 5 kilograms or more of cocaine.
Buffalo Philharmonic announces new film series, lineup for popular rock & kids series on 2019-20 concert season
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:20 pm
As the Buffalo Philharmonic returns from its critically acclaimed "Florida Friends" tour, and following an earlier announcement of the 2019-20 classics and pops series, the orchestra announced the lineup for three more series In the concert season, including a brand-new film series.
NCCC Thunderfest to feature Eric Van Houten
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Community College Student Senate Programing Board will host an end of the year festival on Friday, April 26 featuring a free concert with opener Wasted Whiskey at 5:30 p.m. and headliner Eric Van Houten at 7:30 p.m.
Pekin Fire Co. president dipped into bell jar
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:20 pm
Former Pekin Fire Co. President Lawrence Amacher Jr. was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly stealing $1,800 from the company's bell jar collection for his personal use, and falsifying records to hide his theft, according to New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. 
AAA: Regular exercise, stretching can help older drivers keep keys longer
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:15 pm
New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds increased fatigue and poor physical functioning are leading factors that can result in older adults limiting their driving. But simple steps, like weekly exercise and stretching, can improve safe driving abilities and keep older adults on the road longer.
NCCC announces presidential search finalists
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College board of trustees announced last Thursday that its presidential search committee has identified four finalists for the college presidency and will hold open public forums for each candidate.  
Starpoint middle schoolers get plastic straws banned
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:10 pm
A group of students, along with Starpoint Middle School teacher Jessica Smith, have launched a crusade to get rid of plastic straws in the Starpoint School District. 
Pioneering business thinker, philosopher Tom Morris to speak at Niagara University
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 07:00 am
One of the world's top public philosophers and pioneering business thinkers will be the featured speaker at the Peggy and John Day University Honors Lecture Series, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus.
Local woodcarvers' exhibit opening at Castellani Art Museum
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 07:00 am
Interested in the art of woodcarving? Head to the Castellani Art Museum between 4:30-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, to celebrate the opening of a new traditional art exhibit: "Born from Wood: The Niagara Frontier Wood Carvers."
UB earns high marks in green power usage
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 07:00 am
Tis the season for sustainability rankings in higher education, and the University at Buffalo fares well on two lists that track green power usage among the nation's colleges and universities.
NT Council dives into Memorial Pool plans
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:05 am
Tuesday night, the City of North Tonawanda Common Council held a workshop to discuss future proposals and agenda items. The Memorial Pool in the Payne Avenue Park was a major topic of discussion.
'American Idol' pays special tribute to Queen, challenges Top 8 to pair up & perform duets from movies
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 03:40 pm
The "American Idol" finalists continue their journey in the competition, paying tribute to one of the world's most iconic bands, Queen. In this episode, each contestant will take on a song from the legendary Queen catalogue, before partnering up for classic movie duet performances. Helping to prepare the Top 8 to rock the stage is "American Idol" alumnus and Grammy-nominated artist Adam Lambert, who acts as celebrity guest mentor.
Tara Lipinski & Johnny Weir return as hosts of new season of 'Wedding Cake Championship'
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 03:40 pm
"Wedding Cake Championship," the top-tier cake competition hosted by Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, returns Monday, June 3 (10 p.m. ET/PT), with new engaged couples looking for their dream wedding cake - and a new batch of elite bakers who hope their talents will deliver.
Can You Help? Lew-Port student to hold basket auction for Summit Center's Building Connections
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 01:50 pm
I am very fortunate my family can send me to The Summit Center's Building Connections summer program. It is a social skills program. I have attended this wonderful program for six years. It has taught me things such as facial expressions, clarifying directions, even job interviews.
'Boom Days Buffalo' is Saturday
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 11:05 am
"Boom Days Buffalo," an annual celebration of spring marking the removal of the ice boom, is happening this Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m., in multiple venues throughout the Old First Ward neighborhood in Buffalo. The full list of events, times and locations can be found at All activities are free and open to all.
Academy announces new rules for 92nd Oscars
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 11:00 am
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' board of governors has approved Oscars rules for the 92nd Academy Awards. Notable changes and updates are as follows:
DeVeaux Woods State Park kicks off new projects
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:50 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with the City of Niagara Falls, broke ground Wednesday on a comfort station that will service parkgoers at DeVeaux Woods State Park.
Million-dollar man: James Holzhauer brings total winnings to $1,061,554 with 14th 'Jeopardy!' win
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:50 am
On Tuesday's episode of "Jeopardy!" James Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, became only the second person in the show's history to earn more than $1 million in regular-season (non-tournament) play. His 14th win brought total winnings to $1,061,554.
Buffalo Bisons, Duffs, Kearns team up to send 1,000 veterans to 'Thank A Vet Day' at ballpark
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:50 am
On Tuesday, at home plate in Sahlen Field, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns, Duffs Famous Wings of Orchard Park and the Buffalo Bisons announced hometown heroes will be honored for their service to this country via a free event. "Thank A Vet Day at the Ballpark" is slated for 1:05 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Lewiston Lions host day at LEC
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 09:20 am
On April 12, the Lewiston Lions hosted an activity at the Lewiston Event Center for special needs children from Niagara Falls High School. The Lions Club provided bowling, food and fun for a group of more than 45 children and staff.
The Walt Disney Company presents wall-to-wall coverage of 2019 NFL Draft
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 07:00 am
The Walt Disney Company's presentation of the 2019 NFL Draft will offer more to fans than ever before as the entire event, April 25-27, will air on both ESPN and ABC, and each network will provide distinct telecasts for rounds 1-3 in primetime. Additionally, all seven rounds of the draft will be streamed live on the ABC App, ESPN App, broadcast on ESPN Radio and available in Spanish - on both TV and radio - on ESPN Deportes. The NFL Network will also televise the 2019 NFL Draft.
Village of Lewiston adopts budget; looks for ways to improve
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 05:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston begrudgingly adopted the fiscal year 2019-20 budget at a special meeting on Monday. They lauded the number-crunchers - Clerk/Treasurer Amy Salada and Deputy Treasurer Stephanie Myers - but lashed out at the line items.
Cuomo announces third solicitation for large-scale renewable energy projects to accelerate development of clean energy, combat climate change
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the third annual solicitation for large-scale renewable energy projects under the state's Clean Energy Standard. The solicitation is expected to support approximately 1.5 million megawatt-hours of renewable electricity per year, enough to power over 200,000 homes, and will accelerate New York's transition to a clean energy economy. The solicitation is also expected to spur over $1 billion in private investment, creating over 1,000 good-paying jobs for New Yorkers.
Erie County Department of Social Services seeks organizations, businesses to host 2019 summer youth employment program participants
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 04:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is currently recruiting organizations and businesses throughout Erie County to participate in the 2019 summer youth employment program. The SYEP is an important platform to introduce youth 14 through 20 years of age to the workforce. The program and its ancillary training opportunities help participants acquire skills to improve school performance and expand educational and career goals.
CBS renews 'Blue Bloods' for 2019-20
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 02:05 pm
CBS announced "Blue Bloods" has been renewed for the 2019-2020 television season, and Tom Selleck has signed a new deal to return for the show's 10th year on the network. The top-10 series will celebrate its 200th episode when the show premieres in fall 2019.

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