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Lewiston-Porter Class of 1966 prepares for 50th anniversary reunion
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 06:55 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1966 will hold its 50th anniversary reunion on Sept. 16-17.
Buffalo Zoo offers deep discount coupon for Labor Day
Sat, Sep 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will celebrate Labor Day with $2 admission offer with coupon.
NT Fall Fest vendor and crafter applications now available
Sat, Sep 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation & Parks, in conjunction with Christian Academy of Western New York, is seeking crafters and vendors for the fifth annual North Tonawanda Fall Festival to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at 789 Gilmore Ave.
Gliding Stars of Western New York announces 2016-17 season
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Gliding Stars founder and president, Elizabeth O'Donnell, has announced opening dates for the 2016-2017 season.
Pay it forward to veterans: Submasters, customers donate meals to military members
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Thomas Daniels, owner of Submasters at 105 Main St., North Tonawanda, is encouraging his customers to treat veterans to lunch through his annual "Pay It Forward to Veterans" program.
High tea event slated to thank generous entrepreneur
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Holly Rankie, owner of Hip Gypsy on North Tonawanda's Webster Street, is getting ready to throw her friend and fellow-business owner Michele Krienbuhl a tea party to say "thank you" for her contributions to helping those affected by cancer.
Buffalo Sabres ink Zemgus Girgensons to 1-year contract
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a one-year contract.
Can You Help: Colleen Mary Johnson
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 06:20 pm
The family of Colleen Mary Johnson of Youngstown, who is undergoing cancer treatments, has established a GoFundMe link to assist her with mounting medical expenses.
Matt Lauer to moderate NBC NEWS & MSNBC 'Commander-In-Chief Forum' with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:50 pm
"Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer will moderate the NBC News and MSNBC "Commander-in-Chief Forum" on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at New York's Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The one-hour event will simulcast live at 8 p.m. ET on the NBC broadcast network and MSNBC, and stream live on
Ceretto announces Assembly resolution 1577 to bring awareness to diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto has announced resolution 1577 in the New York State Assembly, which brings awareness to diffuse intrinsic pontine giloma.
State Department of Transportation issues ADA transition plan
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew Driscoll announced the draft update to the department's Americans with Disabilities Act transition plan is available for review and comment.
Erie County encourages residents to be ready for emergencies in recognition of September as 'National Preparedness Month'
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz today announced a month-long initiative that will encourage residents and business owners to help recognize September as National Preparedness Month by sharing information on a daily basis about the importance of being prepared for any type of emergency using the county's Facebook and Twitter accounts.
NBC Sports Group, U.S. Olympic Committee present coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 05:45 pm
NBC Sports Group begins its coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - more than 70 hours in total across NBC, NBCSN and the NBC Sports app - with the opening ceremony at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, Sept. 7, on NBCSN.
Music in action
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
U.S. Pacific Fleet Band Musician 1st Class Brian Tuczynski, from Buffalo, plays trumpet during a Pacific Partnership 2016 reception aboard hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).
Niagara County welcomes newest Hampton Inn by Hilton to Lockport
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
Hilton Worldwide's Hampton by Hilton brand, the global mid-priced hotel that serves value-conscious and quality-driven travelers around the world, announced the opening of its newest property, Hampton Inn by Hilton Lockport-Buffalo.
State Transportation Department announces GEICO sponsorship of 'Text Stops'
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 02:40 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Matthew J. Driscoll announced GEICO is sponsoring "Text Stops" along state highways operated by the department, helping to discourage texting while driving and providing nearly $1.3 million in revenue to New York over the next five years.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Artpark says 'Bye-Bye' to 'Tuesday in the Park' season with Canadian music icons
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 05:10 pm
There were no war machines or ghetto scenes, but colored lights sure did hypnotize and sparkle in the audience's eyes as Burton Cummings, April Wine and Buffy Saint-Marie closed out the "Tuesday in the Park" season at Artpark.
'Cultural Connections' events at Canalside to showcase local arts in unexpected ways
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 04:45 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced a collaboration with Spectra Venue Management for a two "Cultural Connections" events taking place Fridays, Sept. 2 and 9, at Canalside.
Ortt delivers a total of $62,500 to Niagara County libraries
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 04:00 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $62,500 Wednesday to public libraries throughout the western portion of Niagara County.
Ad Club of Buffalo Becomes AAF Buffalo
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:45 pm
The Advertising Club of Buffalo, the local chapter of the American Advertising Federation, has changed its name to AAF Buffalo. With the change, the club is joining other chapters of the AAF to better align itself with the parent association.
Historic Riviera Theatre hosts Gene Wilder Tribute
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:40 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre is saddened to hear of the passing of movie icon Gene Wilder. To pay tribute to Wilder, the Historic Riviera Theatre will feature "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory" (1971) at 5 p.m. and "Blazing Saddles" (1974) at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, on the venue's silver screen.
Office of Mental Health announces loan repayment program to attract psychiatrists to New York psychiatric centers
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 02:40 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health today announced applications are being accepted for the Doctors Across New York (DANY) Psychiatrist Loan Repayment Program. This incentive offers up to $150,000 in tax-free reimbursement for psychiatrists with active student loan debt who agree to serve at a New York State Office of Mental Health psychiatric center for at least five years.
Niagara Falls: Precious Plate Co. family picnic raises $3,500 for WNY Heroes
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 12:40 pm
Aug. 27 not only had beautiful weather - 88 degrees to be exact - but it was a fun-filled, successful day, too, as the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Chessy Prout & PAVE launch '#IHaveTheRightTo' survivor campaign
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 02:25 pm
Tuesday morning, nearly two years after being assaulted, 17-year-old Chessy Prout came forward to share her survival story with millions in an emotional exclusive "Today Show" interview with Savannah Guthrie.
Old Fort Niagara: Interpretive ideas exchange with visit from Fort Michilimackinac staff
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 02:20 pm
Old Fort Niagara will welcome interpretive staff members from Colonial Fort Michilimackinac, who will arrive this afternoon to observe and join OFN staff in presenting daily programming later today through Thursday morning.
UB Center for the Arts announces fall 2016 performances
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 11:35 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces its fall 2016 season. Tickets are on sale now at the Center for the Arts box office.
Buffalo State earns top 30 national ranking from Washington Monthly Magazine
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 11:35 am
SUNY Buffalo State ranks 26th nationally in Washington Monthly magazine's 2016 master's universities rankings released Monday.
Niagara County Peach Queen contestants participating in community service
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 11:30 am
The Niagara County Peach Queen contestants have participated in many community service activities and events in August, all of which have centered on teamwork and getting to know each other better.
Marble Orchard Ghost Walks coming soon
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston's Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past, as well as its gloriously creepy present. Lurking behind Lewiston's serene facade lies a shadowy past filled with nightmarish spirits, ominous events and haunted buildings.
20th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo-Niagara a Peach Festival weekend highlight
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc., a licensed local affiliate of The National Down Syndrome Society, announces the 20th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo-Niagara will take place in the family-oriented Niagara County Peach Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Erie County DA Flaherty: Drink and drive, lose your ride
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 04:15 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. announced his office will be implementing a new driving while intoxicated policy that calls for confiscating the vehicle of anyone who is facing a second felony DWI arrest.
Aquarium of Niagara: New hours of operation begin Sept. 7
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 03:05 pm
Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Aquarium of Niagara will shift its daily hours of operation to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4:30 p.m.). The venue is open seven days a week.
Canisius presents 'Poland and the EU in Wake of Brexit'
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 02:55 pm
Canisius College presents "Poland and the EU in the Wake of Brexit," a lecture by Slawomir Józefowicz, Ph.D., at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Regis Room North on the second floor of the Richard E. Winter '42 Student Center.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 01:25 pm
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s annual family-friendly holiday show, returns Dec. 9-10 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
VIDEO: Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival Saturday highlights
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:25 pm
The 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival brought tens of thousands of people to the Village of Lewiston over the weekend. Live jazz music could be heard across five stages, while food vendors offered delicious samples of restaurant fare. The weekend also included a large jewelry tent sale and educational initiatives.
Rick Smith & The Twang Gang live in concert for ASI
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
Rick Smith (owner of Rigidized Metals and Silo City) and The Twang Gang will take the stage of Sportsmen's Tavern at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31.
WGRZ's Heather Prusak starter for 38th annual Niagara County Peach Festival 5K Run
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
WGRZ-TV Channel 2 sports reporter and anchor Heather Prusak will be the official starter for the 38th annual Niagara County Peach festival 5K Run on Saturday, Sept. 10, on Center Street in Lewiston.
Darryl Whitcomb at the Lighthouse
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
Starfield recording artist Darryl Whitcomb debuts at The Lighthouse Café, 555 Davison Road, Lockport, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Gardens of Compassion event Aug. 31
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. and St. James United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls are presenting the final community event at the Gardens of Compassion on Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Village of Lewiston Recreation Department hosts program fair
Mon, Aug 29th 2016 12:05 pm
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring a recreation program fair during the community yard sale on Saturday, Sep. 17, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.