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American Cancer Society announces new hotel partners providing complimentary rooms to cancer patients being treated away from home
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer patients needing to travel to Erie County now have one less worry: Where to stay during treatment.
NBC's 'Christmas in Rockefeller Center' special returns Dec. 4 to celebrate & revel in festive holiday season
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
NBC celebrates the holiday season in style with its popular "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" special on Wednesday, Dec. 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
Local chapter of Compassionate Friends to hold candle-lighting ceremony
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
The Western New York chapter of The Compassionate Friends will host a candle-lighting service at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, to remember and celebrate the lives of children lost too soon. The ceremony will take place at The Meeting House, located at 5658 Main St., Williamsville.
Harmonia Chamber Singers to perform Christmas concerts in December
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
Harmonia Chamber Singers will present "Christmas With Harmonia," a concert of traditional advent and Christmas music. Harmonia music director Robert Duerr will conduct.
Shop local to support our communities this holiday season
Thu, Nov 28th 2019 07:00 am
During the holiday season, Americans across the country have a unique opportunity to strengthen their local economies, support their communities, and get great services and products by "shopping small" - patronizing small businesses in their own communities. The holidays give us all the chance to reconnect with our neighbors and, whether you're grabbing a cup of coffee from the shop around the corner or shopping at a local bookstore, every purchase at a small business makes a difference to those who matter most: our neighbors.
Samana Salt Spa team speaks at conference
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:35 pm
Jim Fittante and Cheryl Krouse of Samana Salt Spa recently served as speakers for the Salt Therapy Association conference in Orlando. They were invited to participate based on their knowledge of salt spa benefits, and the success they've already had with their new Lewiston business.
Lewiston Town Board: Moratorium to halt new solar projects for six months; 2020 budget approved
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:20 pm
At its Nov. 14 meeting, the Lewiston Town Board approved a six-month moratorium on new proposals pertaining to utility-grade solar energy systems. The move comes after a pair of contentious public hearings where a vocal group of residents spoke out against a proposed facility at 4352 Williams Road, spearheaded by Borrego Solar.
Aquarium of Niagara to close for construction
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:20 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara will be closed to the public for 10 days, Monday, Dec. 2, through Wednesday, Dec. 11, for construction on its upcoming $1.85 million exhibit, "M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay."
Thanksgiving season kicks off at N-W School District
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
Thanksgiving is a time for gathering together as a community and to celebrate good times by eating together and playing some games.
Volunteers are backbone at charitable works in North Tonawanda
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
The holiday season is here and many are taking the time to give back. However, it should be remembered that, for all the donations made during the holiday season, that generosity may end up just being something for the holidays.
Structural engineering company recognized by Tonawandas Chamber of Commerce
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
RAC Engineering, P.C. is a premier Structural Engineering firm founded in 2009 by Robert A. Curtis, PE. Curtis has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the construction and engineering industry. Unique to the industry, Curtis began his career in the field on construction sites experiencing the real time application of design initiatives.
N-W school board hears Unified Sport proposal
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
After coming out of executive session, Wednesday night's Niagara-Wheatfield Regular School Board Meeting began with two presentations.
NCCC receives $400,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for volleyball program
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
The NCCC Foundation is the recipient of a $400,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. This three-year grant supports a youth sport/leadership program between Niagara County Community College and the Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda School Districts.
'Dancing with the Stars - Live Tour 2020' announces celebrity guest appearances to join live tour
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:30 pm
America's favorite dance show is going back on tour this winter with "Dancing with the Stars - Live Tour 2020," featuring celebrity guests from the 2019 season of "Dancing with the Stars." The cast of celebrities includes newly crowned Mirrorball champion Hannah Brown from "The Bachelorette," pop star Ally Brooke, country artist Lauren Alaina, comedian and actor Kel Mitchell, "The Office" actress Kate Flannery, and model Sailor Brinkley-Cook.
Tree-lighting, fireworks & Santa to kickoff 15th annual Fairgrounds Festival of Lights
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:20 pm
This Friday, 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.
Niagara University Student Government Association spreads holiday cheer in Niagara Falls
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:20 pm
Last Saturday, 75 future leaders from Niagara University's Student Government Association were in the north and south ends of Niagara Falls to decorate for the holiday season.
Cold weather ushers in M&T Bank's 'Gift of Warmth'
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:10 pm
M&T Bank recently announced the return of its "Gift of Warmth" campaign, the region's longest-running warm clothing collection program. At all of M&T's 65 local branches, Western New Yorkers can donate new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats and coats now through Jan. 3. All donations are given to local families served by The Salvation Army of Buffalo.
Buffalo Botanical Gardens continues to gather support for a 40,000-square-foot expansion
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:00 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society Inc. adopted a master plan for the future of the Botanical Gardens and has engaged the community to measure and gain support for the proposed 40,000-square-foot expansion. Informational meetings have been conducted with local community organizations, partners, government entities and community leaders to explain the expansion plan and secure input to ensure the plan addresses the needs of the community.
'Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories' album available, featuring Lee Greenwood, Kellie Pickler, Vanessa Williams, Jon Secada, Micky Dolenz, Jim Brickman, Rita Wilson, Tom Bergeron
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 12:00 pm
As a new generation is discovering Mister Rogers and his famed neighborhood, another generation of artists are celebrating his tremendous talent, career and humanity in a newly released album project: "Thank You, Mister Rogers: Music & Memories."
Mount St. Mary's receives top grade in hospital safety grade report
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 11:50 am
Mount St. Mary's was the only hospital in Niagara County to receive an "A" in The Leapfrog Group's fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade Report of more than 2,600 hospitals across the country.
Empire Super Sprints return to Ransomville in 2020
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 11:50 am
Ransomville Speedway will welcome back The Lucas Oil Empire Super Sprints for the first time in over 10 years when the winged sprint cars take to the "Big R" on Aug. 14, 2020, in a special doubleheader with the Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds.
NYSEG and RG&E preparing for potential high winds
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 11:45 am
NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID Inc., are preparing for the potential of high winds and light snow impacting regions of their service areas Wednesday afternoon and into Thursday morning. The storm is expected to impact most of the NYSEG and RG&E footprint, which includes the Western New York, Rochester, Southern Tier, Capital Region, Hudson Valley and Westchester regions. The Plattsburgh area is expected to be spared from high wind gusts, but may see 2-3 inches of snow.
Lew Custode contributing to Salvation Army red kettle collections
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Music Hall of Fame jazz trumpeter Lew Custode will once again donate his talents to help raise funds for this year's Salvation Army Christmas fund drive.
Gamers, rise up
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 10:15 pm
There's 30 seconds left on the clock. Everyone watching in the small crowd that has gathered is extremely tense. The two opponents - one a middle-aged plumber wearing a red cap and overalls, the other a tall knight equipped with a sword, a bow and other weapons - dance back and forth on the stage, trying to find an opening in their opponent's defenses. One strong hit from either combatant could end the match.
The place for Pokémon: Dave and Adam's Saturday tournaments offer fun, family & friends
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 09:45 pm
Buffalo's fan superstore does more than offer tailgating necessities and autographed memorabilia at competitive prices: Dave and Adam's facilitates free-to-play Saturday Pokémon tournaments that are open to all ages and all levels of knowledge.
The price of paradise: Why many Hawaii residents are forced to leave home
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 09:15 pm
Hawaii is often referred to as "Paradise on Earth." Located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,100 miles southwest of the mainland, the Hawaiian Islands have become a popular destination for tourism.
Winter is home to best holidays
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 08:40 pm
Though this is the coldest time of the year, winter brings friends and family together making this the best season out of all. From watching the snow fall from the warmth of your couch to drinking a cup of hot chocolate, winter is the escape everyone needs.
Being vegetarian in WNY - home of hot and spicy wings and things!
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 05:15 pm
How is it possible you ask? Can you enjoy a football game while being able to consume one of the most popular snacks in your surrounding area, and have it be meat-free?
Crashing and hacking and Disney+, 'Oh my!'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 04:30 pm
The long-awaited streaming service from the Walt Disney Company finally arrived on Nov. 12. Disney+ has come and people's lives seem to have been changed for the better. The app has anything and everything a Disney fanatic would want. There is everything from classic Disney animated films like "Alice in Wonderland" to series such as "Boy Meets World" to most things Marvel Cinematic Universe and "Star Wars."
First exchange students named winner of 'NGT'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 02:30 pm
The winner of the fall 2019 "Niagara's Got Talent" has been decided: K-pop Union.
Celine Dion returns to No. 1 spot
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 01:00 pm
Celine Dion returns to the top after 17 years, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Dion's anticipated album, "Courage" - her first English album in six years - is her fifth career No. 1 album (earning her a No. 1 album each decade for the past three decades). "Courage" has also landed in the top 10 in more than 10 countries - and counting. It was released through Sony Music Canada/Columbia Records (listen here).
Nashville Life Music releases Christmas single, 'Gloria'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
Integrity Music's Nashville Life Music will release a new Christmas song on Nov. 29: "Gloria."
'Sabres Skills Challenge' presented by New Era Cap set for Jan. 5
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for the second annual "Sabres Skills Challenge" presented by New Era Cap, on Sunday, Jan. 5, at KeyBank Center. Current Sabres players will be divided into two teams to compete against each other in an all-star-style event designed for fans of all ages. Net proceeds from the event will benefit the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
Alton Brown joins Anne Burrell to mentor fresh crop of kitchen disasters in brand-new season OF 'Worst Cooks in America'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
For the first time, Alton Brown is joining Anne Burrell to transform a roster of terrible cooks into culinary shape with challenges bigger and crazier than ever in a brand-new season of "Worst Cooks in America."
'Jingle Falls' begins
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
Jingle Falls USA will kick-off its three-week holiday celebration this Saturday, Nov. 30. The event will once again feature the Niagara Falls "Community Candlelight Stroll" from City Hall (795 Main St.) to Old Falls Street USA - where the Christmas tree will be lit. Participants are invited to gather in the City Hall parking lot beginning at 4:30 p.m. The stroll will start at City Hall to Old Falls Street at 5 p.m.
'Dancing with the Stars' awards Mirrorball Trophy
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:55 pm
It all came down to this: Four celebrity and pro-dancer couples returned to the ballroom to compete for the last time for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy on the season finale of the 2019 season of "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday on ABC.
ABC picks up new seasons of hit 'Summer Fun & Games' shows 'The $100,000 Pyramid,' 'Card Sharks,' 'Celebrity Family Feud,' 'Match Game,' 'Press Your Luck' & 'To Tell the Truth'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:05 pm
Following a successful run last summer that propelled ABC to rank No. 1 across all key adult demos, the network announced the return of seven shows from its popular "Summer Fun & Games" lineup, including "The $100,000 Pyramid" (season five), "Card Sharks" (season two), "Celebrity Family Feud" (season six), "Match Game" (season five), "Press Your Luck" (season two), "To Tell the Truth" (season five), and, as previously announced, the second season of "Holey Moley."
Poloncarz, Jancewicz provide pre-Thanksgiving anti-DWI update
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz provided an update Tuesday on driving while intoxicated arrests in Erie County in 2019. He also encouraged safe driving around the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Higgins: $1 million-plus federal AmeriCorps grant for Mission:Ignite
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 12:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Monday announced Mission:Ignite was awarded a three-year $1,021,122 federal grant to oversee a program that engages AmeriCorps members in expanding science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills among area youth. Mission:Ignite will match the grant with $449,000, while an additional $472,000 in AmeriCorps education awards will be available to participating AmeriCorps members, bringing total investment in the program to $1.942 million.

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