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Q&A: For TobyMac, new album, tour 'Not a Test'
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 05:10 pm
It's not often you hear a Grammy Award-winning, chart-topping artist say, "I can't do this alone" But that's the message TobyMac is delivering on his latest album, "This Is Not a Test."
Pet blessing set for St. Martin's
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 11:00 am
St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, will host its fourth annual pet blessing in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, on Saturday, Oct. 3.
One Island, One Team to receive award
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
One Island, One Team Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition has been chosen to receive the Community Partnership Award at the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse's annual meeting luncheon.
GOP, Dem party chiefs happy after Sept. 10 primary
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
Both the Republican and Democratic party heads were pleased with last Thursday's results in party primaries.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Light Up the Boulevard Nov. 21
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 10:00 am
The fourth annual Grand Island Light Up the Boulevard Electric Light Parade and Festivities will take place Saturday, Nov. 21.
Business grows in Youngstown
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
Anyone driving through Youngstown's Main Street business section recently has seen construction fences and vehicles on the river side of the street.
Plaza: Residential exits remain a concern as Paladino pitches 'beautiful' 'gateway' to Village of Lewiston
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
What poses a bigger threat to community safety: Cars and trucks exiting onto Center Street, or onto residential roads?
Flu, pneumonia shot clinic set
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
The Visiting Nurses Association will be at the North Tonawanda Senior Center, 110 Goundry St., from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 for a flu and pneumonia shot clinic.
Atlas Genius gladly brings imperfection to new album
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 pm
Atlas Genius was inspired by Tom Petty, The Police and Tears For Fears in making "Inanimate Objects."
Interview: Stripped-down, re-energized Chris Cornell performs Oct. 11 at UB
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:15 pm
For Chris Cornell, frontman of iconic bands Soundgarden and Audioslave - the man whom Rolling Stone once called "grunge king" - touring solo means satisfying both sides of his personality and musicality.
A dream come true: Partnership breaks ground on The Niagara community center
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:10 pm
When he was a child, Gary Hall spent a lot of time playing with his friends at parks, schools and other facilities in Niagara Falls, taking advantage of the Boys & Girls Club on 17th Street and other programs. But there wasn't a dedicated recreation site for them to attend.
Apple Harvest Festival in Newfane
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:10 pm
The Newfane Historical Society presents its Apple Harvest Festival from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Country Village, 2685 West Creek Road.
College fair set at NCCC
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:00 pm
Niagara County Community College and the Niagara Orleans Counselors Association will host the 21st annual college fair from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 24 at NCCC's Building G, second floor cafeteria. There will be more than 75 two- and four-year colleges and universities in attendance.
Basket auction
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 03:00 pm
The Summit View Residents Association will present its annual basket auction from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Community Room at Summit View Apartments, 7210 Williams Road.
Enjoy the Harvest: Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show celebrating 32 years
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 11:35 am
One of the River Region's favorite fall festivals of the year will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and Sunday, Sept. 27, along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Buffalo Sabres: Injuries Sideline Ristolainen, McCormick
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 11:25 am
The Buffalo Sabres today announced defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen will miss the first 7-10 days of the team's training camp with an upper-body injury.
Grand Island Rotary Club: Philippone honored
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:55 am
The Grand Island Rotary Club received a visit from Rotary District Gov. Kevin Crosby at its weekly meeting Wednesday, Sept. 9.
Keep Grand Island Beating fundraiser set
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:50 am
One year after a Veronica Connor Middle School student was resuscitated on the track at Masters Field after collapsing during a gym class, a 1-mile run/walk, called Keep Grand Island Beating, will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 to raise funds to purchase CPR training equipment and a portable automated external defibrillator.
GIHS to hold open house Sept. 24
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:50 am
Grand Island High School will hold its annual open house from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24.
Pieces of the Past: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:45 am
Over the course of its time in North Tonawanda, more than 3,000 carousels pranced out of the Allan Herschell Co. factory to homes around the world. However, not a single one stayed in the city that produced so many of the attractions -- until 1983, when the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum was born.
Another year of art on Oliver
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:40 am
When she opened Project 308 Art Gallery in North Tonawanda in 2012, Natalie Brown wanted to bring art to a neglected portion of the city where she'd grown up.
Local input sought on Common Core review
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
Five months after first calling for a more unified and pragmatic public education system, state Sen. Marc Panepinto stood with community education stakeholders Sept. 11 to discuss New York state's Common Core program.
Deb Billoni recognized
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
Deborah Billoni, chair of the Town of Grand Island Ethics Committee and treasurer of the Grand Island Republican Committee, received a 2015 Business First Woman of Influence Award as a Community Supporter on Sept. 17 during a luncheon in Depew. Billoni has been the director of finance and operations at the International Institute of Buffalo since 2009.
Bicycle racks installed in Falls area
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:20 am
On Sept. 8, the Niagara Falls Department of Public Works installed bicycle racks funded by the Creating Healthy Places program of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County.
Todd Rundgren to perform at Riviera
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:15 am
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has announced "An Evening With Todd Rundgren" presented by 97 ROCK, at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Riviera, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda.
Falcon Fall Fling planned for N-W alumni
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:10 am
All alumni of Niagara-Wheatfield High School are invited to attend the Falcon Fall Fling on Sept. 25 at the Niagara Active Hose fire department hall at 6010 Lockport Road in the Town of Niagara.
Edward Town Middle School will host open house
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:10 am
Edward Town Middle School, 2291 Saunders Settlement Road, will host its annual open house from 6 to 7:50 p.m. Sept. 24.
Residents sound off about Wheatfield development
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:05 am
Growth seems to be running rampant in the Town of Wheatfield, with developments popping up all over the place. And for many residents, enough is enough.
Scouting open house, sign-up event set
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:05 am
A Scouting open house and sign-up event will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Adams Fire Co., 7113 Nash Road, Wheatfield.
M&T Bank to accept school taxes
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:05 am
Taxpayers in the Starpoint Central School District may find it more convenient to pay their school taxes again this year as a result of an agreement between the district and M&T Bank.
Next step: Nov. 3
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:05 am
Unofficial results for the Sept. 10 primary elections are as follows:
Debates planned in Twin Cities
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will host two separate candidate debate events, one for each city, this autumn.
Chris Cornell offers 'Higher Truth,' back on top with 'Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart'
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 09:25 am
"Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart," the lead single from Chris Cornell's solo album "Higher Truth" (out today), has placed the Soundgarden singer back on top of the charts. The track was the most added song at adult album alternative, active rock and mainstream rock radio at the end of August. Cornell performed it Thursday on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."
Assembly required: Kaegebein playground construction begins
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 am
Approximately 20 volunteers unloaded numerous pieces of equipment from a large trailer Sept. 11 at Kaegebein Elementary School in the final stages of a long effort to upgrade the school's playground.
Fill the Boot drive set in NT
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 06:30 am
Members of the North Tonawanda Fire Department, along with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, will celebrate their 60-year-plus partnership today as firefighters continue to "Fill the Boot" for MDA to benefit children and adults affected by muscle disease throughout the Buffalo area.
Ortt delivers $85,000 to Niagara County libraries
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $85,000 Thursday to public libraries throughout Niagara County.
Judith Hill's debut album, 'Back In Time,' set for release Oct. 23 on NPG Records
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
"Back In Time," the debut album from acclaimed singer/songwriter Judith Hill, will be released through NPG Records on Oct. 23. The wide release follows the album's unprecedented introduction in March, when Live Nation made it available to newsletter subscribers for free for a brief 48 hours.
'America's Got Talent': Ventriloquist Paul Zerdin wins
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
The votes are in and America has chosen Paul Zerdin as winner of the 10th anniversary season of "America's Got Talent."
Claudia Sandoval crowned 'MasterChef' winner
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
Season six of "MasterChef" came to an unforgettable conclusion Wednesday as host, executive producer and judge Gordon Ramsay, along with fellow judges Graham Elliot and Christina Tosi, named Claudia Sandoval the winner of FOX's hit home cooking competition series.
Erie County earns credit rating upgrade
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
Wall Street rating agency Fitch Ratings has upgraded Erie County's credit rating from "A" to "A+" and commented favorably on the county's fiscal management. Fitch's announcement follows a three-step rating upgrade by Standard & Poor's in September 2014.