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Countdown begins, excitement builds for Great Contraption Race
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
Mark Saturday, Aug. 1, on your calendars. It's the day for the second annual Great Contraption Race, taking place on the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Spirit of the 80's a community event with guests from around the world
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
It may have started with a handful of Lewiston-Porter High School buddies who graduated together 25 years earlier, but The Spirit of the 80's concert has evolved into an event for everyone - and an opportunity to give back.
Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada wraps up 25-year law enforcement career
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
Friday marked a relatively quiet change at the top for the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Chris Salada finished his last day on the job and, at least for the time being, department operations will be maintained via seniority with LPD Sgt. Frank Previte expected to oversee day-to-day affairs until a replacement is officially named.
Play, discover, learn at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:40 pm
Niagara County Fair organizers expect children and families to have a blast Aug. 5-9 with this schedule of events and activities:
Jack Eichel vs. Connor McDavid part of NBC NHL schedule
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Coming off the second-most watched Stanley Cup Final on record, and the third-most watched NHL postseason in the past 18 years, NBC Sports Group will deliver coverage of 105 NHL regular-season games during the 2015-16 season, featuring 12 games on NBC and 93 games on NBCSN.
Pegulas name Russ Brandon president of Buffalo Sabres
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced Russ Brandon will become president and alternate governor of the Buffalo Sabres effective immediately while continuing as managing partner/president of the Buffalo Bills.
New NU students help rehab house in Niagara Falls with Habitat for Humanity
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:15 am
Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, 16 students are helping to fulfill the institution's Catholic and Vincentian mission.
Disney Channel, Disney XD series and movie casting directors to hold online casting call
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:10 am
For the first time ever, Disney Channel is hosting an online casting call enabling actors ages 10-17 to audition via video for casting directors working on upcoming movie and series to be presented on Disney Channel and Disney XD.
UB's 2015-16 Distinguished Speakers Series to feature Kevin Spacey, John Legend, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:10 am
Singer/songwriter, producer, philanthropist and entrepreneur John Legend and cancer physician Siddhartha Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Emperor of All Maladies: a Biography of Cancer," will join Kevin Spacey, Academy Award-winning actor, director, writer and star of "House of Cards," to headline the speakers in the University at Buffalo's 2015-16 Distinguished Speakers Series.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Clyde's Feed & Animal Center Saturday
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs Sonny, Cher, Dreyfus and Pepper from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 1, at Clyde's Feed and Animal Center, 3972 Lockport-Olcott Road, Lockport (Wrights Corners).
Breastfeeding Walk & Healthy Baby Festival Aug. 5 in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
A family fun walk, children's activities, games, education, community resource tables and prizes are all part of the annual Breastfeeding Walk & Healthy Baby Festival hosted by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children nutrition program.
State announces $7 million in funding to help disabled obtain federal benefits
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has announced more than $7 million has been awarded to help provide legal assistance to people who have been denied federal disability benefits.
'Mubu the Morph' book kick-off event
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
The "Mubu the Morph" book kick-off event will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Museum of disABILITY History, 3826 Main St., Buffalo.
Lockside Art Center has cake, Bob's Olde Books
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:05 am
The Lockside Art Center has a full slate of activities from 1-4 p.m. this Saturday. The venue's first birthday will be celebrated with free birthday cake, as the new Robert M. Giannetti Library - Bob's Olde Books Collection and two exhibitions open (the annual members' exhibition and Peggy Taylor's sculpture exhibition).
Alan Ruck talks 'Major Crimes,' 'Ferris Bueller'
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 07:55 pm
Alan Ruck will guest star on Monday's "Major Crimes." His character is ingratiating, obstructive, unpleasant - the complete opposite of the roles Ruck booked when he first appeared on film.
Ortt questions NFTA on service cuts as ADA celebrates anniversary
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 04:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt stood alongside other elected officials and advocates Saturday on the steps of North Tonawanda City Hall to call on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to reinstate the 57 flex bus route and part of the 55L route.
Two injured in collision at W. River Road, Sunset Drive
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 11:00 am
Grand Island Fire Co. rescue personnel responded to a report of a two-car motor vehicle accident just before 4 p.m. July 21 at the corner of West River Road and Sunset Drive.
Adrian's cruise fundraiser supports CCFA
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 11:00 am
Adrian's Custard & Beef is the Island hub for fundraising to battle Crohn's disease and colitis.
Gus Macker tournament reaffirmed despite negative feedback from critics
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 10:55 am
Gus Macker basketball tournament organizer Corey McGowan received approval for his event from the Grand Island Town Board on Monday, but not without some anxious moments.
Pierce Arrow classics
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:15 pm
A fleet of Pierce Arrow cars could be found Wednesday on Water Street in the Village of Lewiston. The cars are circa 1913-30 and, yes, they are very expensive.
Interview: Rend Collective brings celebration songs to Kingdom Bound
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:55 pm
Indefinable Irish outfit Rend Collective makes music for the masses (and makes no bones about its intention).
'Paddles Up' for a river adventure
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 12:00 pm
The annual "Paddles Up" event was the one of the first things Amy Smith and her family participated in after moving to Grand Island four years ago in July.
O'Neill charged in Wheatfield blast
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:15 am
The Wheatfield man involved in an explosion Tuesday on Walmore Road now faces charges after investigators found seven improvised explosive devises in the garage where the blast took place.
Obit: R. Bruce MacGregor
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:05 am
R. Bruce MacGregor, 83, of Port Charlotte, Florida, father of Grand Island resident Mary Jane Fonte, died peacefully July 18, 2015, at Tidewell Hospice House.
Obit: Theodore S. Golda
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:05 am
Longtime Grand Island resident Theodore S. Golda entered into rest July 14, 2015.
A lot of work goes into that Polish platter
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:30 am
For visitors to the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas, the most strenuous part of getting that Polish platter at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish tent is waiting in the inevitable line of hungry festivalgoers.
Part of their world: In Good Company brings theater experience to WNY kids
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:20 am
On a recent summer evening at North Tonawanda's Fishermen's Park, there were no fishermen in sight - but there were many "fish."
Pieces of the Past: North Tonawanda History Museum
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:15 am
When new visitors arrive at the North Tonawanda History Museum, executive director Donna Zellner Neal warns them that they will almost certainly need more time than they've planned.
Royalty crowned at Canal Fest pageants
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
Cara Porto of North Tonawanda is the new Canal Fest queen.
Smokin' Joe's cited for tobacco violation
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
Smokin' Joe's Cigar Shop, 240 First St., Niagara Falls, was recently penalized for tobacco products sold to a minor at some point from Jan. 1 to June 30.
Five charged in turtle beating
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
All five of those believed to be involved in the brutal beating of a snapping turtle at a party in Wolcottsville have been located and face charges for their actions, according to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Buffalo City Mission receives new grant from John R. Oishei Foundation through partnership with Meals On Wheels
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 07:05 pm
The Buffalo City Mission recently announced its acceptance of a $58,000 grant through its partnership with Meals on Wheels for WNY from The John R. Oishei Foundation to provide more nutritious meals to men, women and children in need.
Science under the sky and stars at Cradle Beach
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 07:05 pm
About 15 years ago, University at Buffalo chemistry professor Joseph Gardella and his wife sent their daughter, Claire, who is physically disabled and cannot speak, to a summer camp at Cradle Beach in Angola.
Dinner in Larkin Square: Savory Scoops less than pleased with 'Food Truck Tuesdays'
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 06:45 pm
Downtown in the City of Buffalo, food trucks and food lovers swarm the city streets on Tuesday nights for a feast of gigantic proportions. "Food Truck Tuesdays" at Larkin Square has become a Buffalo summer staple bringing together not only the food truck community, but the Buffalo community, as well.
Niagara University student uses social media to land spot on Food Network cooking show
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:50 pm
A Niagara University student has leveraged a self-professed addiction to Instagram into a starring appearance on one of television's most popular competitive cooking shows.
Oh hell yeah! Syfy's 'Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!' takes social media by storm yet again
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:45 pm
Proving its might as a global pop culture phenomenon, "Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" chomped its way to 2 billion Twitter impressions - doubling the 1 billion impressions for 2014's "Sharknado 2: The Second One."
Artpark artist seeking community-created clay works for park installation
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:40 pm
Niagara County artist Karen Sirgey will be implementing her community art installation at Artpark this August. She will explore the theme of "Contribution" by inviting the public to participate in the creation of her large-scale sculpture.
Buffalo Sabres: Jerry D'Amigo signs two-way contract
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:35 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Jerry D'Amigo to a one-year, two-way contract.
Improvements underway at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
Interior work is well underway at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, as the initial phases of a $3 million-plus Erie County investment in houses 2 and 3 begin to take shape.
United Way of Greater Niagara, FamilyWize announce savings of $540,532 for community
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, have announced local residents saved $540,532 on prescription costs as a result of a successful partnership between the two organizations.