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Rio Olympics: Usain Bolt lighting fast; Simone Biles takes another gold; Michael Phelps talks to Costas
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 09:50 am
Day 9 on NBC was highlighted by Usain Bolt of Jamaica winning gold in the men's 100m final. He becomes the first ever to win three consecutive gold medals in the event, while rival Justin Gatlin of Team USA won silver, and joins Bolt as the only men to ever win three consecutive 100m medals.
Rio Olympics: Michael Phelps goes out golden
Sun, Aug 14th 2016 02:40 pm
Primetime coverage on Day 8 of the Rio Games on NBC was highlighted by the final race of Michael Phelps' career, as he collected his 28th career Olympic medal, and 23rd gold, in the 4x100m medley relay with Nathan Adrian, Cody Miller and Ryan Murphy (who set a world record in his leg of the relay). Coverage also featured the U.S. women's 4x100m medley relay team of Dana Vollmer, Lilly King, Simone Manuel and Kathleen Baker winning gold, as well as Connor Jaeger's silver medal win in the men's 1500m swim.
2016 Lewiston Art Festival winners announced; Grand Island High School wins Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 08:45 pm
Winners of the 2016 Lewiston Art Festival were announced Saturday night by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
ECHDC, Buffalo River History Tours launch new Harbor Queen tour boat
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 12:50 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced the christening Friday of the Harbor Queen, a new double-decker tour boat docked at Canalside. The newly built, multi-hulled boat is the latest to be added to the fleet of Buffalo River History Tours, and will carry passengers on daily, informative 90-minute narrated tours of Buffalo's waterfront.
Rio Olympics: Katie Ledecky goes 4-for-4, Maya DiRado, Anthony Ervin shock the field with gold medal wins
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 12:40 pm
Primetime coverage on Day 7 of the Rio Games on NBC was highlighted by Michael Phelps collecting his 27th career medal in the 100m butterfly, a silver; Katie Ledecky capturing gold in the 800m freestyle and breaking her own world record - her fifth career gold medal; Maya DiRado winning gold in the 200m backstroke, her fourth medal of the Rio Games - topping the seemingly unbeatable Hungarian swimmer Katinka HosszĂș; Anthony Ervin winning gold in the 50m freestyle - 16 years after first winning the event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics; and Simone Manuel qualifying for the 50m freestyle final after capturing gold in the 100m freestyle Thursday night.
Ellicott Development plaza SEQR public hearing set
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing Monday to consider the State Environmental Quality Review for the proposed "Paladino plaza." The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. inside the Morgan Lewis Boardroom at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Niagara County Peach Festival to accept 2015 ride tickets
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Niagara County Peach Festival Chairman Alan Hastings has announced ride tickets purchased for the 2015 festival will be honored at this year's event.
Bjerke-Ulliman installed as pastor at St. Timothy
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church called the Rev. Kris Bjerke-Ulliman as its new pastor during an installation service Aug. 7.
Grand Island School Board welcomes back middle school principal, moves to find new high school principal
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Board of Education President Lisa Pyc pointed out a familiar face at Monday's trustee meeting.
Grand Island Lions Club: St. Luke's Mission beneficiary of donation
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Lions Club Treasurer Tom Witkowski (on left) and Vice President Henry Lobl pose with a truckload of durable medical equipment that the Grand Island Lions donated to St. Luke's Mission in Buffalo.
NT library offers teens opportunity to read down their fines
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 07:00 am
Teenagers registered with the North Tonawanda summer reading program can read down their fines at the North Tonawanda Public Library until Sept. 2.
E-recycling event set
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 06:55 am
State Sen. Marc Panepinto will host a free electronics recycling event Saturday, Aug. 20.
Alliance for Historic Lewiston to serve as watchdog group, public voice
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 09:00 pm
Four community leaders have formed the "Alliance for Historic Lewiston."
Youngstown approves 'multiple bus ban' against NJA
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 07:00 pm
Tensions in Youngstown came to a head Thursday as the Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing en route to a vote on the Water Street multiple bus ban, a measure aimed at managing the volume of bus traffic on the one-lane Water Street strip bordering the lower river.
Artpark launches three new installations
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 01:40 pm
A crowd of more than 50 people gathered at Artpark Thursday evening to participate in the official opening of three new installations:
Can You Help: Wishes for a Warrior to support Mary Dunbar-Daluisio
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 12:00 pm
Fuccillo Automotive Group will host Wishes for a Warrior, a fundraiser for Mary Dunbar-Daluisio, from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Radisson Niagara Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road.
Obit: Thomas J. Podsiadlo
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:40 am
Thomas J. Podsiadlo of Grand Island entered into rest Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at the age of 52.
Wheatfield: Dehydration station raises concerns
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:20 am
National Fuel's plan to build a gas dehydration station on Liberty Drive was in focus again last week as residents of Wheatfield expressed concerns to the company's representatives, who attempted to explain the latest on the project.
Town of Niagara contracts Mercy EMS
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:20 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board voted Wednesday to enter into a five-year agreement with Mercy EMS to provide emergency services.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas to host 'Charity Clambake'
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:20 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will host its 19th annual "Charity Clambake" from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at The Shores Waterfront Restaurant on Tonawanda Island.
'American Graffiti Classic Car Show' draws hundreds
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:20 am
Mike DiFilippo stands beside his 1959 Cadillac convertible, which won first place in the 1950-59 category at the 2016 "American Graffiti Classic Car Show" held Aug. 8 at the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Community to come together for Wheatfield Family Picnic
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:15 am
The 38th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic is around the corner, offering eventgoers various activities, entertainment and food.
Wheatfield mulls code change: Farming may be allowed on land zoned rural-residential
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:15 am
The Wheatfield Town Board is considering a change in code to allow farming on town land zoned rural-residential after a public hearing Monday night.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce develops local television program, 'Roam The Region'
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 10:50 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of a new television program, "Roam The Region," which highlights chamber members and their business or service that they provide throughout the community.
Want to see Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Midtown Men, Steve Hackett?
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 10:40 am
Individual tickets to all concerts in the 2016-17 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra season will be available Saturday, Aug. 13. After a well-received summer season, the BPO is looking forward to a regular season full of highlights.
Free ice skating event planned for Cornerstone 'Kangaroo Kids Club' members
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 10:40 am
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union will host a free ice-skating event for members of its "Kangaroo Kids Club" from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Cornerstone Ice Arena, 1 Grigg Lewis Way, Lockport.
Rio Olympics: Phelps, Biles, Manuel golden on Thursday
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 10:30 am
Primetime coverage on Day 6 of the Rio Games on NBC was highlighted by Michael Phelps collecting his 22nd career gold medal in the 200m IM and qualifying for the finals in the 100m butterfly; Simone Biles, who earned her first Olympic gold medal on Tuesday in the team competition, becoming the fourth consecutive American to win Olympic gold in the women's gymnastics individual all-around, while teammate Aly Raisman captured silver; and Simone Manuel tying for gold in the 100m freestyle to become the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic medal in swimming.
Erie County: Celebration marks completion of Tonawanda 'Rails to Trails' project
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 05:15 pm
The project connects at the south end with the City of Buffalo's North Buffalo "Rails to Trails," and on the north end to the Tonawanda "Rails to Trails" extension (which is currently under design). It will stretch from State Street in the City of Tonawanda to East Niagara Street and the Erie Canalway Trail.
The Healthy Scratch to open in The Shops at HarborCenter
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 05:10 pm
Jessie and Kelly Pegula today announced the creation of The Healthy Scratch, a healthy, quick-service restaurant that will offer a variety of healthy food and drink options in The Shops at HarborCenter, at the corner of Main and Perry streets in downtown Buffalo.
'She's (still) All That': Rachael Leigh Cook stars in new Hallmark Channel movie, 'Summer Love'
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 04:45 pm
Like most of us, Rachael Leigh Cook has Olympic fever.
Grammy winner Chris Tomlin offers special, one-night-only cinema event
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 04:00 pm
On Oct. 25, music lovers and churchgoers can join together for a unique moment in time: "Worship Night In America: An Evening Of Unity And Prayer For Our Country.
USA Niagara Development Corporation: Request for proposals sought for Hotel Niagara developers
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 11:45 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. today announced it has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for qualified developers for redevelopment of a key historic building in downtown Niagara Falls.
Meet your Peach Queen contestants
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 11:45 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club held its annual Niagara County Peach Festival Dinner at Niagara Falls Country Club Wednesday evening. The annual dinner is a chance for the Kiwanis Club members to meet the Niagara County Peach Queen contestants.
Rio Olympics: Ledecky takes another gold; Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross hang on for tight win
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 11:25 am
Primetime coverage on Day 5 of the Rio Games on NBC was highlighted by Katie Ledecky and the U.S. women capturing gold in the 200m freestyle relay final; Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte competing in the men's 200m IM semifinal; Australia's Kyle Chalmers outdueling Team USA's Nathan Adrian in the men's 100m free final; and American Josh Prenot earning a silver medal in the men's 200 breaststroke final.
'Rockin' the Park': Niagara Falls Memorial to hold free concert in Schoellkopf Park
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will show a little love to the Niagara community on Thursday, Aug. 18, with a summer celebration in Schoellkopf Park.
NBC Olympics Tuesday total audience delivery registers Rio-best 36.1 million primetime viewers
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 05:45 pm
NBC Olympics' exclusive and unprecedented multi-platform coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics continues to dominate the competition.
Lewiston: Collins announces $70,050 grant for Upper Mountain Fire Co.
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 05:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins announced $70,050 in federal funding for the Upper Mountain Fire Co. in Lewiston.
PSC joins effort to raise awareness for national 811 Dig Safely Day
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 04:45 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission, to encourage residents and excavators to dig safely, today joined a statewide effort to recognize Aug. 11 as national "811 Day" to remind New York residents to always dial 811 to request underground utility lines be marked before any digging
Steinjan family car show raises $6,700 for new Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 04:45 pm
The family of a Niagara Falls man who was a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center donated $6,700 in proceeds from a successful car show they held to support the hospital's new cardiac and stroke care unit.
Niagara County to activate foreign trade zone
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 04:45 pm
Business operating in Niagara County will have a potential leg up on competition when a 31-acre foreign trade zone is activated in the county's Vantage International Point industrial park, economic development officials are set to announce tonight.