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North Tonawanda: Ortt announces opening of Meadow Drive extension
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 12:35 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt, Congressman Brian Higgins, State Sen. George Maziarz, City Attorney Shawn Nickerson and other local officials participated in a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday for the long-awaited Meadow Drive extension, which will expand from west to east between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.
Ringo Starr provides inaugural contribution to new Turning Stone 'Hands of Fame' exhibit
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:25 am
Turning Stone Resort Casino in Central New York has announced the launch of its Turning Stone "Hands of Fame" exhibit, with an inaugural contribution from rock and roll legend Ringo Starr.
Buffalo Zoo: Rhino calf now on exhibit for public view
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:20 am
The Buffalo Zoo's rhino calf is now on exhibit. Visitors to the Buffalo Zoo can view Monica the rhino calf during limited viewing hours every day from 10 a.m. until noon in the Indian rhinoceros exhibit yard.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Bluhm presented Purple Heart
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:15 am
In a formal ceremony at the Niagara Falls Veterans Memorial in Hyde Park Monday, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Bluhm was presented with the Purple Heart military service medal awarded for wounds sustained in action while serving in Afghanistan.
Niagara University names Mostiller director of human resources
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:15 am
Donna Mostiller has been appointed as Niagara University's director of human resources. Mostiller comes to Niagara from the Girl Scouts of Western New York Inc., where she has served as senior vice president of human resources since 2011.
Niagara County Fair welcomes back 'K-9s In Flight'
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:00 am
Returning to the Niagara County Fair this year with a new show is "K-9s In Flight - Frisbee Dog and High Jump Show." "K-9's In Flight" is the ultimate canine sports show, offering the best in high-flying, acrobatic, wholesome family entertainment.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:45 am
Community Missions Inc. will hold its annual "Duck Race" at Canal Fest of the Tonawandas on Saturday, July 19, at 3 p.m. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
WNY Affiliate of Susan G. Komen chooses new executive director
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
The Western New York Affiliate of Susan G. Komen named Elizabeth Kahn its new executive director.
Oscar, Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson headed to Fallsview Casino
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson performs live at Fallsview Casino in October.
Niagara University finance professor scales South American volcano
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
While many were reveling in the yearly celebration of America's birthday, a Niagara University assistant professor was climbing one of the world's tallest active volcanoes.
NBC's 'Food Fighters' kicks off July 22 pitting amateur cooks, signature dishes against top professional chefs
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
It's the perfect recipe for the ultimate food battle when the best amateur cooks in America put their signature dishes to the test against five professional chefs in "Food Fighters," a high-stakes culinary game premiering Tuesday, July 22 (8 p.m.) on NBC.
Mayor Ortt announces opening of Meadow Drive Extension
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:00 am
Mayor Robert G. Ortt and other local officials will be holding a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday at 10 a.m. for the long awaited Meadow Drive Extension, which will extend from West to East between Nash Road and Erie Avenue.
Nik Wallenda honored in Niagara Falls with high wire plaque
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 03:55 pm
A plaque honoring Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," was installed Monday in Niagara Falls, New York. The monument sits near the spot where Wallenda mounted his tightrope to cross the falls into Canada June 15, 2012.
Mark Daul: 'Take me fishing'
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 07:00 am
I would like to praise all the organizations and businesses that sponsor kid's fishing contests, and have continued for years, realizing many children wouldn't get this opportunity to fish if it wasn't for these events.
Action, adventure, history splash together on a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours ride
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
For centuries, Niagara Falls has attracted visitors from around the world. In the past two decades, however, it's had genuine competition from the Niagara River.
Brochey seeks to form Supervisor/Citizen Committee
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey announced this week plans to form a Supervisor/Citizen Committee.
Residents' survey responses may dictate future of Youngstown Post Office
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
The U.S. Postal Service is looking for community input on the hours of the Youngstown Post Office.
Equi*Star celebrating 20th anniversary
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
Equi*Star is a therapeutic riding center dedicated to enriching the lives of people with disabilities through equine related activities. On July 27, Equi*Star will hold an open house to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Lewiston Senior Center July calendar
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road, Lewiston, announces its July calendar of events and programs, now underway.
NRAA fishing tourneys this summer
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Anglers Association has announced two upcoming fishing tournaments along the lower Niagara River.
Lewiston Police Blotter for July 5, 2014
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
The following activity occurred Monday, June 23, to Sunday, June 29, as reported by the Lewiston Police Department. LPD logged a total of 110 response calls during this period.
Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2014
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 07:00 am
On Friday, June 27, Lewiston-Porter High School held its annual commencement exercises at Artpark. The following are members of the Lew-Port Class of 2014:
'Artist to Watch' Echosmith hammers out musical success
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 01:35 pm
Eight months after releasing their debut album, "Talking Dreams," the four Sierota siblings - Sydney, 17 (vocals/keyboard); Jamie, 21 (vocals/guitar); Noah, 18 (vocals/bass); and Graham, 15 (drums) - better known as Echosmith - are an MTV "Artist to Watch."
Dive into free summer family fun at Artpark
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:05 am
Get the kids outside and get creative at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays" this summer. Families can enjoy a variety of weekly themed "make and take" hands-on art activities, the costume closet, paint space, pottery wheel and live performances.
Artpark 'Music in the Woods' free concert series begins
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
Artpark & Company will present six concerts on a newly constructed stage in the Emerald Grove area of the lower park (enter park at South Fourth Street), just outside of the art gallery and information center. Concerts in the new "Music in the Woods" series start at 4 p.m. and are free to the public.
'Rising Star': Last group of 10 performers announced
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The next set of 10 acts from across the country will perform on this Sunday's final live auditions episode of ABC's new reality series "Rising Star" (9 p.m. on ABC). These 10 performers will compete for the last spots in the final group of contestants competing for a recording contract with Capitol Records.
ECHDC to hold three public outreach meetings
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. Chairman Robert has today announced the agency plans to hold three community meetings to seek public input for the Outer Harbor blueprint due this fall.
New Zealand rugby team to play exhibition match at Niagara University
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The St. Peter's College rugby team of New Zealand will take on the RugbyNY Western Boys All-Stars in an exhibition match scheduled for July 8 at Niagara University.
Buffalo Brewer's Festival comes to Canalside July 19
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The first ever Buffalo Brewer's Festival, featuring more than 30 New York brewers and approximately 70 different craft beers, will be held at Canalside Saturday, July 19, from 3 to 10 p.m.
CWM facility siting board holds pre-hearing conference
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The state Department of Environmental Conservation held its first organizational meeting of the CWM siting board Wednesday afternoon at the Red Brick School Village Center in Youngstown.
Lewiston Council on Arts releases schedule of events
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced its 2014 schedule of events.
Boating safety course in Youngstown
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 will offer "About Boating Safely" classes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Officers Club of Fort Niagara.
Ever-evolving Christina Grimmie working on 'Voice' tour, new music
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
Christina Grimmie, a 20-year-old New Jersey native, has been on the road almost three weeks with "The Voice" Tour, performing in Texas and Florida, and winding her way toward Niagara Falls, where she'll take the stage July 11 at the Seneca Niagara Events Center.
Messiah Lutheran offering community Vacation Bible School
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:00 am
Lutheran Church of the Messiah has announced it will hold a community Vacation Bible School, open to children age 4 through the fourth grade, on Saturday, July 26, at the church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
'The Voice' alum Will Champlin has new music, Niagara Falls tour stop
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 06:55 am
When Will Champlin auditioned for NBC's "The Voice" in season five, it was his intent to step out from the shadow of his father, former Chicago instrumentalist Bill Champlin. Thanks to standout covers of songs such as "When I Was Your Man," "Secrets," "At Last" and "Love Me Again," he became a coaches' favorite (both Adam Levine and Christina Aguilera saved him - a show first), and a fan favorite.
Golf under the stars to support Aquarium of Niagara penguins
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 05:15 am
"Putting for Penguins," an annual event to benefit the Aquarium of Niagara, will take place Friday, July 18, at the Newfane Pro-Am course, 2501 N. Main St. (Route 78).
Grandpaws Pet Emporium now open at new location
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 05:00 am
Grandpaws Pet Emporium moved into its new spot Wednesday, at 402 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
Grand Island Lions Club: GI Lions to collect used eyeglasses, hearing aids during July 4th parade
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:45 am
The Grand Island Lions Club is asking Independence Day parade-goers to step forward and donate their used eyeglasses and hearing aids to benefit the millions of people worldwide who cannot afford them.
Sabres sign defenseman Tyson Strachan
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Tyson Strachan to a one-year contract.
Buy lunch for Buffalo Zoo's animals this month
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 04:30 am
The Buffalo Zoo invites patrons to show support for the animals by buying them lunch this month.