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Junior Achievement raises $174,711 at 35th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon
Thu, May 16th 2019 04:20 pm
Junior Achievement of Western New York (JA) announced it raised a record-breaking $174,711 from its 35th annual JA Bowl-A-Thon, WNY's largest bowling fundraiser. A total of 1,420 participants representing 64 local companies bowled and raised funds for JA's financial literacy, career and work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs taught by volunteers in WNY schools.
Buffalo Cool Roof Project wins top prize in Mayor Byron W. Brown's Annual Civic Innovation Eco Challenge - Powered by AT&T
Thu, May 16th 2019 04:20 pm
Mayor Byron W. Brown awarded the top prize in his Civic Innovation Eco Challenge - Powered by AT&T, to the Buffalo Cool Roof Project, created by Agnes Wilewicz and Jesse Farinacci of Buffalo.
Alexa Foundation announces 'Buffalo's Biggest Basket Raffle'
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:25 pm
It Happened to Alexa Foundation announced a whole new happening for this summer. The 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, which assists victims of rape and sexual assault, will hold a different kind of benefit this August. Dubbed "Buffalo's Biggest Basket Raffle," the all-ages event will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, inside the RiverWorks recreational waterfront complex, 359 Ganson St., downtown Buffalo.
NTHS Multi-Class Scholarship awards/reunion
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:25 pm
The NTHS Multi-Class Reunion Organization awarded the Gene Donner Memorial Scholarship to graduating seniors who are active in school and community activities, and who have also been accepted to an accredited college or university.
Town of Niagara & Wheatfield Lions Clubs Citizenship Awards
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:25 pm
On May 8, the Town of Niagara and Town of Wheatfield Lions clubs held their annual Citizenship Awards Dinner and Ceremony honoring fifth-grade students in the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District.
Starpoint hosting 6th Art, Music & Food Truck Fest
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:20 pm
On Friday, May 31, Starpoint High School will host its sixth annual Art, Music and Food Truck Festival.
'Art on Oliver': Art walk & reception event
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:20 pm
On Saturday, June 8, vacant and underutilized buildings will be transformed into a public art initiative known as "Art on Oliver Street." This initiative, led by Lumber City Development Corporation and the Oliver Street Merchants Association, aims to beautify the Oliver Street corridor, promote walkability, and bring attention to many of the unique buildings on Oliver Street. 
Zonta Club of NF annual installation, awards dinner
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:15 pm
The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls held its annual installation and awards dinner at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel on Wednesday evening. Zonta International, founded in 1919, celebrated its 100th birthday, while the Zonta Club of Niagara Falls celebrated its 95th birthday.
Town of Niagara: Parking ordinance briefly discussed
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:15 pm
Tuesday night, the Town of Niagara held its monthly Town Board meeting at Town Hall. While the meeting was rather brief, one resident - Denny Klidonas - suggested some adjustments to the town's parking ordinance.
Pancakes, shredding = Kiwanis Scholarships and Kampers
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:10 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield recently held two fundraising events. One was the annual pancake breakfast and basket raffle, and the other a document-shredding event. 
Armand 'Ace' Cacciatore wrestling room dedication at Niagara-Wheatfield High School
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:10 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Hall and Wall of Fame Committee will dedicate the Armand "Ace" Cacciatore wrestling room at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Niagara-Wheatfield High School. Alumni, friends and former N-W wrestlers and coaches are invited to attend the ceremony.
'Lax for Love' at N-WHS scores big
Thu, May 16th 2019 01:05 pm
Last Friday, Niagara-Wheatfield continued its giving tradition, as the Falcons girls lacrosse team hosted "Lax for Love."
TNT gives NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal series order for 'Shaq Life'
Wed, May 15th 2019 06:00 pm
Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal wants viewers to join him on his post-NBA season summer break and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how this towering mogul spends his time. TNT's "Shaq Life" is an immersive premium docuseries that offers unprecedented access to the day-to-day of what goes into the business of being Shaq.
WarnerMedia partners with All Elite Wrestling for multi-platform launch of groundbreaking new wrestling league
Wed, May 15th 2019 06:00 pm
WarnerMedia announced it is partnering with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the new professional wrestling promotion featuring a world-class roster of diverse male and female wrestlers, giving fans a new wrestling experience for the first time in 20 years. WarnerMedia and AEW together will build this powerhouse sporting league from the ground up and will begin airing weekly matches later this year.
North American Drone Masters to be held at Erie County Fair
Wed, May 15th 2019 05:50 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society and No Limit FPV have reached an agreement with the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) and MultiGP to hold the first North American Drone Masters on Aug. 10-11. The event will take place during the Erie County Fair inside the Gusto Grandstand and will be a free event with paid admission to the Erie County Fair.
Tractor Supply 'Market Day' highlights local artisans, producers & craftmakers
Wed, May 15th 2019 05:50 pm
Niagara Falls is full of skilled makers, bakers and producers, and the Niagara Falls Tractor Supply store is bringing these talented individuals and businesses together for a communitywide, family-friendly event. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 18, the store will host its annual "Market Day" event, featuring local vendors and their homemade and homegrown goods.
WarnerMedia orders second season of post-apocalyptic sci-fi series 'Snowpiercer' prior to premiere
Wed, May 15th 2019 05:30 pm
WarnerMedia has ordered a second season of its post-apocalyptic sci-fi series "Snowpiercer" prior to its series premiere. Based on the acclaimed film of the same name, the anticipated futuristic thriller will debut next year on TBS.
Western New York House delegation leads push for full implementation of pilot records database
Wed, May 15th 2019 05:30 pm
Western New York Congressmembers Brian Higgins, Chris Collins, Tom Reed and Joe Morelle are leading a letter signed by 24 members of the House of Representatives pushing for full implementation of the pilot records database (PRD) required in the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill of 2010. This electronic database would provide information such as FAA records and qualifications, practical test results, past legal enforcement actions, and driver records to allow air carriers to make informed, transparent pilot hiring decisions.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York welcomes Rachelle Toarmino
Wed, May 15th 2019 05:30 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York welcomed Rachelle Toarmino as its new communications and development manager. Toarmino is the first to fill this brand-new position for the eight-year-old nonprofit.
What's old is new again at Old Fort Niagara's 'Soldiers through the Ages'
Wed, May 15th 2019 05:15 pm
Visitors to Old Fort Niagara over the Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 25 and 26, will be treated to a timeline military event: "Soldiers through the Ages." This annual reenactment features reenactors as soldiers and civilians from the 15th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, special displays of military vehicles, period camps, weapons demonstrations, uniform programs and hands-on activities for families.
Town of Lewiston Board hears of pricey repairs at WPCC, outfall building
Wed, May 15th 2019 05:10 pm
Pressing work at the Town of Lewiston water treatment plant on Pletcher Road was a newsmaker at the Lewiston Town Board session on Monday.
The next 'American Idol' will be revealed on Sunday's grand finale event
Wed, May 15th 2019 01:00 pm
Following a cross-country search for the next singing sensation, "American Idol" rounds out its second season on ABC with an epic grand finale event, featuring the Top 3 contestants: Alejandro Aranda, Laine Hardy and Madison VanDenburg.
BPO to honor maestro JoAnn Falletta's 20th anniversary with a daylong cultural celebration
Wed, May 15th 2019 01:00 pm
In the 20 years since JoAnn Falletta first stepped on to the BPO podium as music director, Buffalo has undergone a renaissance.
Buffalo State commencement is Saturday
Wed, May 15th 2019 01:00 pm
Buffalo State College will confer degrees on more than 1,830 undergraduate and 580 graduate students during its 147th commencement celebration, Saturday, May 18, in the Sports Arena.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dedicates Russell J. Salvatore Welcome Center
Wed, May 15th 2019 01:00 pm
Western New York's best-known restaurateur-philanthropist joined Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center officials on Wednesday to roll out the proverbial red carpet for medical center patients and visitors.
Town of Lewiston supports Lewiston Council on the Arts
Wed, May 15th 2019 01:00 pm
Representatives from Lewiston Council on the Arts recently met with the Town of Lewiston Board members to update them on the event schedule for the 2019 cultural season. While the highlight is the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 10-11, programming continues through the fall with the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks and a "Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald."
Buffalo Sabres name Ralph Krueger head coach
Wed, May 15th 2019 09:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team hired Ralph Krueger as the 19th head coach in franchise history.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announces major expansion in primary care, women's services
Tue, May 14th 2019 04:10 pm
Six physicians will soon be joining the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, five in primary care and one in obstetrics and gynecology, expanding the availability of care at its six outpatient centers.
Memorial Medical Center announces bariatrics program expansion
Tue, May 14th 2019 04:10 pm
Dang Tuan Pham, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.S.M.B.S., has joined Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's medical team of providers in the minimally invasive medical weight loss, metabolic and bariatric surgery program. He is a veteran practitioner in metabolic and bariatric surgery.
School year ending with a bang, as Lew-Port stages 'Rock of Ages'
Tue, May 14th 2019 03:50 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Middle School Drama Club will proudly present "Rock of Ages: Middle School Edition" at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, and at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, May 18, on the Lew-Port High School stage. Tickets are $8 for adults, and $6 for children.
Artpark & Company announces selection of master plan design team
Tue, May 14th 2019 01:45 pm
The Artpark & Company board of directors has confirmed selection of the lead design team for its master plan: Internationally recognized architecture and design firm SO - IL; landscape architects West 8; and theater, acoustics and digital design consultancy Charcoalblue. They are tasked with the development of a strategy to revitalize the Artpark grounds, while improving connectivity, facilities and programs.
Celebrate 118th anniversary of Pan-American Exposition with Pan-Am weekend
Tue, May 14th 2019 01:30 pm
Three days of activities, two locations, and free admission highlight The Buffalo History Museum's celebration of the 118th anniversary of the Pan-American Exposition from May 17-19. This weekend will showcase the history of the 1901 World's Fair, which occupied 350 acres of land on the western edge of Buffalo, what is now Delaware Park, extending from Delaware Avenue to Elmwood Avenue and northward to Great Arrow Avenue.
ABC & Tiffany Haddish reinvent classic show 'Kids Say the Darndest Things' for new generation
Tue, May 14th 2019 01:25 pm
ABC announced the network picked up a new iteration of the classic variety show "Kids Say the Darndest Things," hosted and executive produced by comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish. The hilarious reimagined format showcases a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country, all set in front of a live studio audience. The series will capture Haddish's unique voice and sensibility as she interacts with real kids - and their innocently entertaining points of view.
Rev. Craig Damone Pridgen named to Niagara University board of trustees
Tue, May 14th 2019 01:25 pm
The Rev. Craig Damone Pridgen, senior pastor at True Bethel Baptist Church, Niagara Falls, and a senior business and planning analyst at M&T Bank, has been elected to the board of trustees of Niagara University. The appointment was announced by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university.
Mount St. Mary's awards students
Tue, May 14th 2019 10:30 am
The St. Francis Guild Auxiliary of Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently awarded its annual Karen Mahoney Junior Volunteer Scholarships. Awardees are selected based on their participation in the Mount St. Mary's Hospital junior volunteer program. Each honoree received $250.
Traveler advisory: Niagara Scenic Parkway
Tue, May 14th 2019 10:00 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced construction will continue this week on the project to remove a portion of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, a new road closure is scheduled to begin.
$2.5M donation from KeyBank gives boost to ECMCC's trauma & emergency department capital campaign
Tue, May 14th 2019 09:50 am
KeyBank is making a $2.5 million donation to Erie County Medical Center Corp.'s (ECMCC) trauma and emergency department capital campaign. This grant is being made by KeyBank in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, and has put the campaign close to its goal of $15 million.
Shinedown set to perform at KeyBank Center
Tue, May 14th 2019 09:40 am
Shinedown with special guests Papa Roach, Asking Alexandria and Savage After Midnight, will bring their "Attention Attention" Tour to KeyBank Center at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27.
UB to debut 'intelligent avatar' teaching guide this fall
Tue, May 14th 2019 09:40 am
"Hi there," the human-like form on the smartphone says. Dressed in a conservative blue suit and equally neat white shirt, "Kevin" sets out to make immediate contact, even though he is a computer-generated person.
NYS OASAS launches campaign to help teens & young adults get out of difficult situations involving alcohol and drugs
Tue, May 14th 2019 09:40 am
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) announced the launch of the "Develop a Plan" campaign, which encourages adults to develop a plan with teens and young adults to get out of dangerous situations involving drugs or alcohol. It also encourages adults to talk to young people about not using alcohol and drugs, since peer pressure can be challenging and being prepared with a plan can help. The launch of the campaign coincides with prom and graduation season, as well as National Prevention Week.

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