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Poncho Sanchez to headline Lewiston Jazz Festival
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 11:05 am
The cool sounds of hot jazz will fill the summer air when the 14th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival returns Aug. 28-29 along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
'So You Think You Can Dance' to celebrate a decade of dance with two-night event on FOX
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 11:00 am
FOX will air a two-night event celebrating 10 inspiring years of "So You Think You Can Dance" on Monday, July 20 (8 p.m.), and Tuesday, July 21 (8 p.m.).
Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Rick Updegrove won't seek re-election
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 10:35 am
Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Rick Updegrove released the following statement Tuesday morning:
Dr. Willie Underwood III named honorary chairman of Niagara Falls Inaugural African American Male Wellness Walk
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 10:30 am
The African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative has announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Dr. Willie Underwood is the honorary chairman for the debut African American Male Wellness Walk/Run in Niagara Falls.
Ceretto announces free electronics-recycling event in Lewiston
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is encouraging Town and Village of Lewiston residents to recycle their old electronic devices from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Highway Garage on 1445 Swann Road.
Busy summer sports season includes amateur golf championship, Chestnut Ridge tennis tournament
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 05:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Parks, Recreation & Forestry Troy P. Schinzel are reminding residents registration is now underway for two events scheduled for next month, both of which will be held at county-owned facilities.
Rolling Stones rock The Ralph
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 04:00 pm
The Rolling Stones staged their highly anticipated Buffalo concert Saturday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium. The second last show of the current Zip Code Tour, a sold-out crowd was treated to a number of late '60s and early '70s hits marking the re-release of the Stones' "Sticky Wheels" album.
Sabres re-sign Philip Varone to two-way contract
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team signed forward Philip Varone to a one-year, two-way contract.
Higgins presents U.S. Army specialist Wilmer Olivencia with Purple Heart for wounds sustained during Vietnam War
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Army veteran Wilmer A. Olivencia with a Purple Heart and other medals earned for wounds sustained and service during the Vietnam War.
SOZO Playlists offers expertly curated Christian and gospel playlists on multiple music streaming services
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
Since its launch in March, SOZO Playlists has made a big splash in the music-streaming world. As a trusted brand offering expertly curated Christian and gospel playlists across multiple streaming services, more and more listeners are turning to SOZO Playlists to discover music.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY executive director chosen for Americans for the Arts executive leadership forum
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Executive Director Tod A. Kniazuk is one of the 20 top-level arts executives chosen to brainstorm, reflect and strategize on the future of arts administration at the Americans for the Arts annual executive leadership forum Sept. 16-19 in Sundance, Utah.
First kid contestant on 'Food Fighters' goes up against Rocco DiSpirito
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
Fourteen-year-old home chef Troy Glass will put his signature dishes to the test against five pro chefs, including Rocco DiSpirito, in the first "kid edition" of NBC's culinary cooking competition series "Food Fighters" airing Thursday, July 16 (8-9 p.m. ET).
Revealed: NU Theatre presents 'The True Story of The Three Little Pigs'
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 03:10 pm
From July 23-Aug. 1, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences productions with "The True Story of The Three Little Pigs," presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
Next phase in Buffalo River recovery kicks off with habitat restoration and shoreline improvements
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:25 pm
As the 10-year effort to remove toxic sediment from the Buffalo River nears completion this summer, the focus now shifts to shoreline access and habitat restoration along this once-dead river.
Scottish Festival among August events at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
Four events and a special collaborative effort with several other cultural attractions are planned during the month of August at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, located at 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.
Got pets? makes finding pet-friendly things-to-do easier than ever
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm has launched a new and enhanced comprehensive directory, which allows pet parents to find pet-friendly attractions, restaurants and beaches, and other pet-friendly things to do in the U.S. and Canada.
Sabres Street HockeyFest returns Aug. 23
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced registration is open for Street HockeyFest 2015. The popular street hockey tournament is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 23.
Niagara University welcomes Vietnamese Catholic youth movement to campus
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
Approximately 250 members of a Vietnamese Eucharistic youth movement spent July 2-5 at Niagara University, utilizing campus facilities for a major convention focused on bringing young people closer to God.
New York Power Authority names former Wal-Mart executive as chief risk officer
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
The New York Power Authority has named Soubhagya Parija as senior vice president and chief risk officer, to administer all aspects of risk management and insurance at the nation's largest state public power organization.
Irish worship band Rend Collective prepares to release energetic fifth studio album, 'As Family We Go'
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 12:20 pm
Rend Collective is known for their dynamic live worship. Their upcoming Aug. 21 release, "As Family We Go," has captured that same energy and spirit.
Blake Lively, Drew Barrymore, Gloria Estefan, Toni Braxton on 'The Chew'
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 10:40 am
Next week on "The Chew," celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon and Carla Hall, entertaining expert Clinton Kelly and health and wellness enthusiast Daphne Oz welcome the following guests:
WNY PRISM plans activities for Invasive Species Awareness Week
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 10:40 am
WNY Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management, a project administered by the Great Lakes Center at Buffalo State, will take part in New York's second annual Invasive Species Awareness Week, which runs from July 12-18.
Grand Island Lions set for annual Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
It's all about the smiles. Just ask members of the Grand Island Lions Club. Each year, the club sponsors the Special Kids Picnic. The 57th annual event will be Wednesday, July 15, at the Island's Buffalo Launch Club.
Gus Macker hoops tourney gets go-ahead
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 09:00 am
The first Grand Island Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament will tip off Aug. 29 and 30 after the Grand Island Town Board gave its OK Wednesday.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show parking plan announced
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:05 am
Parking details for the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show slated for July 18-19 have been finalized.
Campaign to control cat population begins
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County SPCA has teamed with the Orange Cat Coffee Co. and M&T Bank to unveil a new effort aimed at curbing the cat overpopulation problem in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston Reorganizational meeting: No significant changes
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held its annual reorganizational meeting Monday to assign leadership roles for the next fiscal year.
Chris Salada to retire as LPD chief
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
"I'm going to miss this job; the people I've been dealing with; the community; but, on the other hand, it will be nice to attend events here and not have to deal with police issues." So summed up Lewiston Police Chief Chris Salada of his decision to retire effective July 31.
Thunder of Niagara flies again
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
When the Thunder of Niagara air show kicks off July 18 and 19 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be more than just two days of airborne performers and ground displays.
Owl City releases 'Mobile Orchestra'
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 07:40 pm
Owl City's fifth full-length album, "Mobile Orchestra" [Republic Records/Capitol CMG], is available today.
Youngstown Lions out collecting for White Cane Days
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:30 pm
This weekend, Youngstown Lions Club members will man the parking lot outside Melloni's Food Market (200 Lockport St.) and the Rite Aid Pharmacy (214 Lockport St.) to raise funds as part of the annual Lions White Cane Days.
Higgins announces approval of 21st Century Cures Act
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-sponsor of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6), announced approval of the bill, which provides $8.75 billion in additional funding for National Institutes of Health and $550 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration supporting innovation leading to new treatments and cures.
Erie County Senior Services hosts summer picnic
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
In what is sure to become a summertime tradition, the Erie County Department of Senior Services' Stay Fit Dining Program this week hosted the first summer picnic for Erie County seniors.
Collins leads way on House passage of legislation to aid medical innovation
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after passage of H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act:
Niagara County: State closes out asbestos investigation
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Niagara County Public Information Officer Christian W. Peck issued the following statement Thursday detailing the outcome of a two-hour-long closing conference with state employee safety investigators reviewing a complaint by the head of the local AFSCME union, William Rutland, alleging county and welfare workers had been exposed to asbestos:
Tristan Greer named 340-B coordinator at Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Tristan D. Greer has been appointed 340-B pharmacy program coordinator at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
SPCA seeks suspect in turtle torture
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:55 pm
The Niagara County SPCA is seeking those responsible for the brutal beating of a snapping turtle July 6 in Wolcottsville.
Wings Flights of Hope fundraiser planned
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:50 pm
Every year, the incumbent Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has special meaning to her and hosts a fundraiser for the group.
New Stella Niagara Preserve opens
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:45 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy joined with the Sisters of the St. Francis, local officials and guests Tuesday in a grand-opening celebration of the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston.
Presale Canal Fest tickets available
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:35 pm
Discounted ride tickets for Canal Fest, which runs July 19 to 26, are now available online at

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