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Waste drop-off day set for NT community
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced North Tonawanda's "Special Waste Drop-Off Day" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Department of Public Works facility, 758 Erie Ave.
Town of Niagara Board OKs park updates, new community activities
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board approved updates to all of its parks for the coming warmer weather seasons.
Wheatfield board discusses stay on solar panels
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted Monday to hold a public hearing regarding the implementation of a six-month moratorium on the installation and possession of ground-mounted solar panels in the town at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Town Hall.
Empties for Empower
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:30 am
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 15 for Empties for Empower, its newly opened bottle and can redemption center at 4701 Military Road.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital: For the children
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:25 am
Ohana100, a private foundation that promotes literacy throughout local communities, is assisting with the 2016 Mount St. Mary's Hospital "Mommy & Baby Expo." The foundation's "GO! READ Project" includes reading to children and giving them free new books, which are theirs to keep.
Goo Goo Dolls share new song 'The Pin'
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:00 am
Goo Goo Dolls have shared a third new track, "The Pin," from their forthcoming album "Boxes," due out May 6 via Warner Bros. Records.
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott reveals debut single, 'Thy Will,' off upcoming faith-based collection 'Love Remains'
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 09:55 am
One third of the multiplatinum-selling group Lady Antebellum, Hillary Scott candidly shared an open letter to fans via social media this morning, introducing her latest musical endeavor and describing the story behind her sonically stunning first single, "Thy Will."
Jayden Frost, former touring lead vocalist for When In Rome, releases latest solo project, 'Everything'
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 09:50 am
The former touring lead vocalist for iconic '80s band When In Rome (U.S. version), Jayden Frost, has just released his latest project, an EP titled "Everything."
Higgins part of bipartisan task force outlining agenda to address opioid epidemic
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 09:50 am
On Thursday, the congressional bipartisan task force to combat the heroin epidemic, of which Congressman Brian Higgins is a member, released a legislative agenda aimed at addressing the opioid crisis.
Public Service Commission: Municipalities can now join together to purchase more affordable, cleaner power for residents, small businesses
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 06:55 pm
Cities, towns and villages in New York can now join together to form community choice aggregations (CCAs) to collectively provide electricity for their residents and small businesses, enabling greater energy savings and consumer choice.
NBC Sports Group, Crackle to bring 'Sports Jeopardy!' with Dan Patrick to NBCSN beginning Aug. 6
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 06:55 pm
NBC Sports Group and Crackle will present "Sports Jeopardy!" on NBCSN following the network's nightly coverage of the Rio Olympics.
Reminder: 'Jazz & Pasta' set for Sunday
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 06:55 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival board invites residents to support this year's festival (Aug. 26-27) by attending the annual fundraising party - "Jazz & Pasta" - set for this Sunday, April 24. The event runs from 1-6 p.m. at Water Street Landing in Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's volunteers honored
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 04:20 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a recognition luncheon for its more than 200 volunteers on Thursday at the Niagara Falls Country Club. One group recognized was a group of "Special Seniors" who are either 90 years of age or celebrating their 90th birthday this year.
Village of Lewiston: Notice of change in Democratic Party caucus
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 04:15 pm
The Lewiston Democratic Committee announces a change in date and location for the Democratic Caucus for the nomination of candidates to run for two open trustee positions in the Village of Lewiston.
Assemblyman Ceretto: Millions budgeted for area roads
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 04:10 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, D-Lewiston, today offered new details on millions of dollars in new funding for roads throughout the 145th Assembly District.
DEC announces $500,000 is now available for Sewage Pollution Right to Know grant program
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 02:25 pm
Funding is now available for projects that will assist communities with the detection, monitoring and reporting of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to enhance reporting of the Sewage Pollution Right to Know law.
'The Chew' heats up the kitchen for sweeps with guests Kate Hudson, Bellamy Young, Anderson Cooper, Alfonso Ribeiro
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 02:05 pm
Kate Hudson makes her first appearance on the show, promoting her movie "Mother's Day" and her fitness book, "Pretty Happy."
Higgins welcomes currency changes announced by U.S. Treasury
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 02:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed the decision by the U.S. Treasury to add Harriet Tubman to the $20 bill and keep Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.
Unique community garden to address hunger, stigma of mental illness
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 02:00 pm
The Gardens of Compassion initiative at St. James United Methodist Church in Niagara Falls will celebrate its fourth year in 2016.
Free HIV screenings now offered to UB Dental patients
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 02:00 pm
For Western New York dental patients, a routine teeth cleaning can now come with a HIV screening.
Grill smart: Watch what you heat
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 11:45 am
Planning to grill this weekend? Now that it has finally started to warm up, many New Yorkers are enjoying their barbecues and other outdoor amenities. And while gas grills, portable fire pits, and patio heaters make outdoor spaces comfortable and desirable places to gather ... it's important they are used properly.
Erie County Fair welcomes Bret Michaels, Lita Ford and Warrant at Rockfest concert
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 11:35 am
On Wednesday, Aug. 10, opening day of the Erie County Fair, Rockfest will take the stage at 7 p.m. featuring Bret Michaels with Lita Ford and Warrant.
Nancy Price Celebrity Bartending event at the Stone Jug
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 11:35 am
The Youngstown Recreation Commission will host its fifth annual Nancy Price Celebrity Bartending fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Stone Jug in Youngstown.
Police and Fire Hockey Tournament comes to HARBORCENTER
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 11:35 am
HARBORCENTER will host the Police and Fire Hockey Tournament presented by Southern Tier Brewing Company on Friday and Saturday.
St. Peter's Grand Gala a grand success
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 11:15 am
St. Peter's R.C. School's annual Grand Gala raised nearly $90,000.
(716) to host Buffalo Bills day 3 NFL Draft Party Saturday, April 30
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 11:15 am
For the very first time, the Buffalo Bills fourth and fifth round selections will be officially announced from (716). Bills Wall of Famer Steve Tasker and a group of long-time season ticket members will perform the honors.
Annual Poverty Conference announces Project Connect Niagara
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 11:05 am
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Heart, Love and Soul Inc. in Niagara Falls.
New Niagara American Grill Now open inside Days Inn At The Falls
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 08:55 am
Niagara Falls' newest restaurant, Niagara American Grill, is now open in downtown Niagara Falls. This fun, casual restaurant features craft beers and freshly made home-style meals, house specialties and classic favorites for every appetite.
Niagara Day Camp welcomes applicants
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 07:00 am
Looking for the best day camp in Western New York? Send your child(ren) to an educational day filled with fun-filled activities courtesy of Niagara Jet Adventures, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Aquarium of Niagara and Hard Rock Cafe.
Construction work on Robert Moses, I-190
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 06:45 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced construction is resuming on the project to reconstruct the interchange of the Robert Moses Parkway with John B. Daly Boulevard in the City of Niagara Falls.
YMCA celebrates exceeding $725,000 campaign goal
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 06:45 pm
YMCA volunteers and staff celebrated exceeding their annual campaign goal of $725,000 by raising $750,624 for the YMCA's financial assistance program.
Erie County Fair announces two country concerts: Hunter Hayes and Lee Brice
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 06:30 pm
The Erie County Fair announced two country concerts were added to the GUSTO Grandstand lineup as part of the National Grid Concert Series. Hunter Hayes will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14. The following day, on Monday, Aug. 15, Lee Brice will perform at 7:30 p.m.
Niagara University hosts social justice conference, announces new diversity initiatives
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 06:30 pm
Since the 1960s, the Western New York region has borne witness to many teachable points of inspiration regarding racial equality and social justice.
'BAND Against Bullying' music and arts competition returns to UB
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 06:30 pm
The Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention at the University at Buffalo will again join forces with Hodgson Russ LLP, M&T Bank and Ingram Micro for another "BAND Against Bullying" school arts competition to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus.
DEC announces $1.8 million in conservation grants to land trusts to boost tourism, farmland protection and public access for recreation
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 06:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced $1.8 million in Conservation Partnership Program grants for 55 nonprofit land trusts across the state.
2016 'Casual Elegance' fundraiser to once again benefit youth recreation programs
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 05:25 pm
New Directions Youth and Family Services has announced its seventh annual fundraiser - "Casual Elegance" - will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Foundry Hotel & Banquet, 1738 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.
Tops Friendly Markets announces plan to move to 100 percent cage-free housing by 2025
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 10:30 pm
"While Tops has provided an option for both conventional eggs and cage free-organic eggs for numerous years, we are pleased to announce our plans to source 100 percent of our private label eggs locally from chickens in cage free housing by 2025, based upon available supply."
Village of Lewiston poised to approve budget, debuts new boardroom
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 05:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston unveiled its proposed 2016-17 budget at a public hearing and board meeting Monday. As published last week, the property tax rate ($7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation), water rate ($3.54 per 100 cubic feet) and sewer rate ($4.64 per 100 cubic feet) will remain the same.
NTCC introduces program to connect visitors directly with Niagara USA attractions
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 03:15 pm
The NTCC invites local attractions, wineries, tour companies and restaurants to send a representative to speak directly with visitors about their products and services as they look to plan their itineraries in Niagara USA.
Johnny Depp, Olivia Newton John, Boy George and more headed to Seneca Niagara Casino
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 02:55 pm
After their worldwide television debut on the 58th Annual Grammy Awards earlier this year, The Hollywood Vampires with Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Joe Perry, will stop at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 9, for a special outdoor show starting at 8 p.m.