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Oliver Street making changes in the right direction
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:50 am
Oliver Street in North Tonawanda is starting to see some positive changes, thanks to the collaborative efforts of local business owners, city officials and representatives of the Lumber City Development Corp.
Music Mania Monday begins with successful turnout
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:50 am
The Town of Niagara kicked off its Music Mania Monday concert series Monday at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Town of Wheatfield: Ag. and Markets: biosolids law 'unreasonably' restrictive
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:50 am
The Town of Wheatfield's local biosolids law has, again, been deemed "unreasonably" restrictive by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, according to a decision written by Michael Latham, director of the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets.
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes arctic fox
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:10 am
The Buffalo Zoo announces the addition of an arctic fox.
Tonawanda traveler advisory
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:10 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced a new high-intensity activated crosswalk (HAWK) signal is scheduled to be activated on Route 324 (Sheridan Drive) in the Town of Tonawanda.
'Fun, Food & Folk' concert, BBQ
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:05 am
Join in for good times, food and a free concert at "Fun, Food & Folk," from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, July 8, at the Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport.
NBC becomes first broadcast network to launch Amazon Alexa skill
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 10:35 am
NBC is now the first broadcast network to develop and launch a skill for Amazon's Alexa, allowing fans to more easily find up-to-date information on their favorite NBC shows.
Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, Meghan Trainor, Radio City Rockettes to perform on NBC's annual 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 10:35 am
NBC's annual "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" celebrates the nation's birthday with all-star performances from Kenny Chesney, 5 Seconds of Summer, Meghan Trainor, the Radio City Rockettes and more.
Ceretto authors legislation to support state troopers
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 10:30 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, D-Lewiston, announced legislation he authored to increase salaries and continue benefits for members of the New York State Police passed the New York State Assembly (A.10682).
Hoda Kotb joins Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira on NBC's coverage of 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 10:30 am
"Today's" Hoda Kotb will join Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira as hosts for the opening ceremony of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Aug. 5 on NBC.
Dining with your dog: The dos and the don'ts at pet-friendly restaurants
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 10:30 am
Pets are family and when we venture out, they should be able to join us! That includes bringing them to pet-friendly restaurants.
Tears for Fears returns (but not locally, unfortunately)
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 06:30 pm
Tears for Fears' Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith are pleased to announce they have rescheduled as many previously postponed tour dates in the fall as possible.
'Deposits for Food' makes latest donation to area soup kitchens
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:35 pm
Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees (left) presents a check to Community Missions Associate Director Joe Sbarbati, while Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry Executive Director Sister Beth Brosmer receives a check from Modern Corporation Vice President of Community Relations Fran Giles.
Here comes the sun: More solar power projects connecting to grid
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:30 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission received a Department of Public Service staff report that the four-year boom in solar power development is continuing in New York - and growing even larger and faster, with applications increasing from 1,200 in 2010 to more than 11,000 last year.
Collins introduces resolution commemorating 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America federal charter
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:20 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after introducing a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the day the Boy Scouts of America was granted its federal charter.
Niagara Greenway projects, meetings announced
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:20 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, July 19, to determine the consistency of the 51st round of projects.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum volunteers needed
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:15 pm
Fill your fun quotient while serving as a volunteer at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. This is an opportunity for whole families to volunteer together.
Stars shine as 'Cupcake Wars' returns with all-new, celebrity-filled episodes
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:15 pm
It's an all-star cupcake showdown as celebrity contestants battle to prove their baking skills on special new episodes of "Cupcake Wars," beginning on Monday, July 11 (8 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Niagara University Repertory Theatre presents free children's theater at NU, Artpark
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:10 pm
This summer, the Niagara University Theatre Department's 40-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its Niagara University Repertory Theatre storytelling troupe continues.
NU theater for young audiences presents Julianne Moore's 'Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical'
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:10 pm
From July 28 through Aug. 6, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences productions with "Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical" presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
HARBORCENTER introduces NYS high school alumni championships
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:05 pm
The Rinks at HARBORCENTER officially announced the creation of the New York State High School Hockey Alumni Championships. The two-day event will give graduates of New York high schools a chance to once again join with old friends and teammates to play for their alma maters in a fun competition on Aug. 6-7.
2016 NHL Draft Fan Fest announced
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 02:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced plans to host the 2016 NHL Draft Fan Fest at Canalside during the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft from 4-10 p.m. Friday, June 24.
Grand Fairy House Festival this weekend at Artpark
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 01:50 pm
Guests of Artpark & Company's Fairy House Festival can expect even more magic at this year's annual event. This weekend, the park will transform into a whimsical celebration with exciting new artists and visions.
Grandpaws plaza hosts myriad events as part of GardenFest weekend
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 01:30 pm
The Grandpaws Pet Emporium plaza on Center and North Fourth streets will host several events this weekend. Activities will coincide with the 11th annual Lewiston GardenFest.
State Senate confirms Basil Seggos as new DEC commissioner
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 09:00 pm
Basil Seggos was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate and has become the 15th commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Videos, photos: Artpark's summer begins with Howard Jones, OMD, Barenaked Ladies
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 05:15 pm
Artpark & Company kicked off its 2016 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series June 14 with a trio of hitmakers.
NBC Olympics' daytime, late-night Rio coverage to originate from Copacabana Beach
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:25 pm
NBC Olympics unveiled the set design for NBC's daytime and late night studio, which will be located on Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana Beach.
Al Michaels, Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, Liam McHugh, Carolyn Manno to host NBC Olympics coverage in Rio
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:25 pm
Al Michaels, Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, Liam McHugh and Carolyn Manno will serve as hosts for NBC Olympics coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Tour of Kitchens Best in Show winners announced
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:15 pm
Close to 1,000 attendees recently visited the two-day Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens. Ticketholders had the opportunity to vote on their favorite culinary sample, as well as their favorite tablescapes/d├ęcor.
UB and VCAMP partner to accelerate health care software startups
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
The Buffalo Institute for Genomics and Data Analytics (BIG) at the University at Buffalo is partnering with VCAMP to form a lean-startup health care software venture accelerator that will assist in the university's regional economic development efforts.
Hounds & Heroes event to benefit SPCA of Niagara
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
A local event to honor servicemen and women and first responders is set to take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, as the SPCA of Niagara hosts its annual "Hounds & Heroes" fundraiser at Reservoir State Park in Niagara Falls.
Panepinto fights to ensure school districts receive essential state funding
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto called for the State Senate to pass legislation that would decouple performance reviews from state aid.
Niagara USA hosting 'So You Think You Know Niagara' FAM tour
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is hosting the "So You Think You Know Niagara" familiarization tour this week for tour operators from across the country, including California, Florida, New Jersey and Kentucky.
Naval Park ceremony
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
The yellow rose symbolizes the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812 between the U.S. and Great Britain. The peace treaty, signed in Ghent, Belgium, served as the basis of more than 200 years of friendship among the U.S., Great Britain and Canada.
Niagara County releases road repairs list
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:05 pm
Niagara County's newly appointed highways czar spent several hours late last week briefing county leaders about the county's $1.6-million 2016 road repair plan before releasing the document to the public.
Niagara University student-vets top $10,000 mark for scholarship fund
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:05 pm
The Niagara University Student Veterans Organization raised more than $1,500 during its fourth annual Memorial Day Disc Golf Tournament, which was held May 30 at the Beaver Island State Park Golf Course.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:55 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual duck race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Thousands of spectators are expected over the weeklong festival, running Sunday, July 17, through Sunday, July 24.
Memorial's Golisano Center to offer evening care hours
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:50 pm
Patients who can't see their doctor during daytime office hours will have a new option beginning June 27: evening hours at the Golisano Center for Community Health.
Old Falls Street, USA, partnering with regional promoters to host a variety of special events this summer
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:40 pm
Mark your calendars for a summer full of special events coming to Old Falls Street, USA, the three-block cobblestone street connecting Niagara Falls State Park with the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in downtown Niagara Falls.
Niagara University named 2016-17 'College of Distinction'
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:35 pm
Niagara University is one of only 10 Catholic colleges and universities in New York state - and 76 nationwide - to be selected to the 2016-17 list of top academic institutions by Colleges of Distinction.