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Lewiston Mohawk Trail receives Greenway funding
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Niagara River Greenway Host Communities Standing Committee unanimously approved a request for funding from the Town of Lewiston to complete the Mohawk Trail. The municipality will receive $13,958 for the project, which is expected to commence in 2018.
Discover 'Newfane 365'
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
Newfane Tourism announces it will again host "Newfane 365," an event that highlights all that Newfane has to offer year-round.
Lewiston Public Library February schedule
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following for February:
Rotary Club of Grand Island: Revived Undie Sunday extends for whole week
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club is reviving its Undie Sunday program of providing undergarments to the homeless and abused of Buffalo.
Grand Island Memorial Library: Island artist's work featured in show
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Memorial Library is featuring an art show for the month of February.
Battle at the Border' comes to Niagara Falls
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:10 pm
On Saturday, Feb. 4, Niagara Falls High School will host the "Battle at the Border," consisting of four American high school basketball teams facing four Canadian high school teams.
Tactiva Therapeutics: ESD announces launch of innovative immunotherapy biotech company based in Buffalo
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:10 pm
Empire State Development has announced the launch of Tactiva Therapeutics LLC, a company that aims to develop the next generation of cancer immunotherapies.
4-time Emmy Award winner Edie Falco cast in NBC's 'Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Murders'
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:10 pm
Edie Falco, who won three Emmy Awards for her role as matriarch Carmela Soprano on HBO's "The Sopranos" and an additional Emmy for the title role on Showtime's "Nurse Jackie," has been cast as tenacious defense attorney Leslie Abramson on NBC's upcoming "Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Murders."
Grammy-nominated worship artist Kari Jobe releases 'The Garden'
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:10 pm
Grammy-nominated and renowned worship leader Kari Jobe released her third studio album, "The Garden," on Friday. In celebration of the release of her new album, Jobe debuted an acoustic video this week for the title track.
Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy to perform at 178th Erie County Fair
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:05 pm
Comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will take the stage at the GUSTO Grandstand as part of the National Grid Concert Series on Monday, Aug. 14 (7:30 p.m.). Tickets for this double dose of comedic star power go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.
Buffalo Sabres 'You Can Play Night' set for Feb. 7
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres will host "You Can Play Night" on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at KeyBank Center. The You Can Play Project was founded to advocate for inclusion, acceptance and respect of LGBTQ athletes in sports. The event will run in conjunction with the NHL's "Hockey is for Everyone" month.
Laura Story's 'Open Hands' to release March 3
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:05 pm
"Open Hands" (Fair Trade Services), the awaited release from Laura Story, will be available on March 3.
Q&A: 'Grimm' star Elizabeth (Bitsie) Tulloch offers insight on the many faces of Juliette/Eve
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 05:55 pm
How fitting is it that Bitsie Tulloch changed her name back to Elizabeth? This is an actress, after all, who has starred on "Grimm" as good Juliette, evil Juliette the Hexenbiest, Eve the badass, and now a hybrid of original Juliette and Eve.
The Band Perry releases 'Stay In The Dark'
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 02:35 pm
Grammy Award-winning superstar sibling trio The Band Perry on Friday released their new track, "Stay In The Dark," on Interscope Records. The track, produced by Benny Cassette (Kanye West, John Legend, Lily Allen), is the first from The Band Perry's first pop album - "My Bad Imagination" - which is due out later this year.
Michelle Branch to release new album, 'Hopeless Romantic,' on Verve Records
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 02:35 pm
Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum singer-songwriter Michelle Branch will release her highly anticipated fourth studio album, "Hopeless Romantic," on April 7, through Verve Records.
Health walk next weekend in Youngstown
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:55 pm
The Porter, Youngstown, Ransomville Business Association invites residents to join in its monthly health walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Village of Youngstown.
Relay For Life kickoff breakfast
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:55 pm
On Saturday, Jan. 28, Relay For Life of Greater Niagara held its kickoff breakfast at the New York Power Authority's Power Vista in Lewiston. Breakfast was donated by Mrs. Thank You of Lewiston in memory of Rosemary Smith.
Can You Help: NT girl in need of donations & prayers
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:50 pm
Ginny Fagard is 15 years old and battling for her life. The North Tonawanda girl was struck with leukemia at the age of 4 years old. The toll of chemo and radiation wreaked havoc on her young and fragile body, but she did beat the dreaded disease.
TNBPA honors businesses persons making a difference in local business
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
Elected officials and community members gathered at the LaSalle Yacht Club last week for the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association's annual dinner and awards ceremony.
NT: Mayor's Snowflake Ball to benefit American Legion
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and his wife, Linda, will host the eighth annual Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Avenue, North Tonawanda.
NT among recipients of Restore NY grant
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:20 am
New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently announced nearly $40 million will be awarded to 75 municipalities through Round 4 of the Restore New York Communities Initiative. That includes a $500,000 grant for North Tonawanda's Downtown Gateway Project, including the redevelopment of two properties in the city.
National Fuel's Northern Access Pipeline Project delayed until 2018
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:15 am
National Fuel announced its anticipated in-service date of its proposed Northern Access Pipeline Project, which would transfer gas from Pennsylvania into Canada, has been delayed from November of this year to sometime by the end of March 2018.
American Legion Wheatfield Post No. 1451 to host pancake breakfast
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:15 am
The American Legion Wheatfield Post No. 1451, Sons of the American Legion, will hold its annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the post at 6525 Ward Road.
Wheatfield firefighters deliver new hope with old gear
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:15 am
After an eye-opening visit to rural Tennessee, a group of Wheatfield volunteer firefighters are spreading the word on how local companies can put their retired equipment toward a good cause.
Wheatfield Winterfest provides family-friendly activities to residents
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 11:10 am
Despite warmer-than usual weather last Saturday, Town of Wheatfield Recreation Director said the second Wheatfield Winterfest was a big hit among residents.
YMCA Buffalo Niagara launches 2017 annual campaign
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 08:10 pm
YMCA Buffalo Niagara officially kicks off of its 2017 annual campaign on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Funds raised from the Y's annual campaign give children and families in need an opportunity to take part in programs they would otherwise be unable to afford. For example, they provide parents with child care, youth with a place to learn new skills, and seniors a place to take charge of their health and well-being.
Schneiderman outlines impact of Spectrum-Time Warner Cable's alleged fraud in Western New York
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 08:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a consumer alert on Thursday to provide New Yorkers with tips for selecting the best internet service plan.
'Toast & Jam' returns to The Brickyard
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 07:35 pm
"Toast & Jam," now in it's 18th year, begins Monday, Feb. 20. The jazz-jamming, blues-rocking, poetry-reading event runs from 7-10 p.m. weekly (through March 27) at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston.
Lions storm back against the Lumberjacks, sweep season series
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 07:35 pm
In front of a loud crowd inside the "Lion's Den" at Lockport High School, the Lions defeated the first-place North Tonawanda Lumberjacks 61-51. With the win, Lockport sweeps the season series with North Tonawanda. The Lions are the only Niagara Frontier League team to beat NT twice.
Higgins announces approval of bill authorizing risk assessment of proposed nuclear waste transport across Peace Bridge
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives has approved H.R. 667 the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Intelligence and Information Sharing Act of 2017.
New York state announces new initiatives to protect consumers & waterways from unsafe disposal of unused prescription medicines
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced two new initiatives to encourage the proper management and disposal of products potentially harmful to public health and the environment. The pharmaceutical take-back program is a $1 million pilot program promoting the proper disposal of unwanted or unused prescription medicines that covers the costs of consumer drug collection boxes and disposal for two years.
Beat foodborne illness this Super Bowl
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
As excitement for this year's Super Bowl grows, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) encourages consumers to use safe food-handling practices at a championship level and avoid becoming one of the estimated 48 million Americans who gets sick from foodborne illnesses each year.
Hospice volunteers gear up for spring bouquet sale
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2017 spring bouquet sale. The event will run March 6-12 with pre-sale bouquets being ordered throughout the month of February.
The Head and the Heart at UB Center for the Arts
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents The Head and the Heart at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2. Tickets ($44) are on sale now. Springtime Carnivore will open the concert.
Landmark Erie County lawsuit against pharmaceutical opioid manufacturers seeks damages for deceptive acts & practices, fraud, false advertising
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Erie County Attorney Michael Siragusa, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, Erie County Mental Health Commissioner Michael Ranney and Paul J. Hanly Jr. of Simmons Hanly Conroy to announce Erie County filed a civil action lawsuit against 11 pharmaceutical manufacturing entities and four individuals for their roles in allegedly exacerbating the opioid epidemic gripping Erie County.
Niagara Falls: 914th Airlift Wing welcomes first KC-135 for its new mission
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:10 pm
Elected officials and community leaders gathered at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Thursday morning to help celebrate the arrival of the first KC-135 Stratotanker to the 914th Airlift Wing.
Syfy & The Asylum announce 'Sharknado 5' is going Fin-ternational
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 06:05 pm
Syfy and The Asylum have announced Ian Ziering and Tara Reid will star in "Sharknado 5" (working title), reprising their roles as shark-fighting heroes Fin Shepard and April Wexler.
Walter, Walsh 'Rally For Ridesharing' statewide
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:10 pm
Following a press conference in Albany on Tuesday, GOP Assemblyman Raymond Walter (Amherst) and GOP Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (Ballston) have introduced legislation that would allow Transportation Network Companies (TNC) such as Uber and Lyft to provide ridesharing services statewide. Currently, these companies are only allowed to legally operate in New York City.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrates Black History Month
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center will hold a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, as part of its Black History Month celebration. The event will be held in the hospital cafeteria.
Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance & Alicia Vikander return to Oscars stage
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 11:05 pm
Academy Award winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present at the 89th Oscars, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. All return to the Oscars stage after winning last year in their respective acting categories.