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Tim Howard joins NBC Sports Group's Premier League broadcast team
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 11:00 am
Tim Howard, goalkeeper for the U.S. Men's National Team in the 2014 and 2010 FIFA World Cups and for Everton in the Barclays Premier League, will join NBC Sports Group's Premier League on-air team in a multiyear agreement, it was announced today.
NBC Sports Group launches new reality series, 'Mecum Dealmakers'
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 10:30 am
NBC Sports Group will launch a new reality series - "Mecum Dealmakers" - on Thursday, July 31, at 10 p.m. on NBCSN, providing car enthusiasts with a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the high-intensity world of Mecum Auctions, as collector cars change hands with the smack of an auction gavel.
Grandpaws hosts grand opening
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 10:20 am
Grandpaws Pet Emporium hosted a grand-opening celebration over the weekend. The popular pet store moved to the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Buffalo Zoo celebrates World Elephant Day with 'Elephantastic' event
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Buffalo Zoo will hold an "Elephantastic" "Zooper Saturday" event Aug. 2.
'A Night Under the Stars' at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 07:00 am
Have you seen the new Kiddieland at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum? Wish you were a kid again? The museum has planned a special evening in Kiddieland for adults only.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office statement on James Drive standoff
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:25 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office released the following information following a standoff at James Drive in Lewiston:
Country stars shine on 'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock'
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:10 pm
"CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" is your front-row seat to the hottest concert performances of the summer. Hosted for the second time by reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town, the three-hour special airs Tuesday, Aug. 5 (8 p.m.), on ABC.
Home Free 'Crazy Life Tour' comes to UB
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:10 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces Home Free will perform Wednesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($34.50, $28.50, $23.50/students) go on sale Friday, Aug. 1, at 10 a.m.
Unyts, DeGraff to host 2nd annual 'Brandon Kupiec Memorial' community blood drive and raffle
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:05 pm
After their son's sudden passing at the age of 20 in 2013, Paul and Mary Beth Kupiec were compelled to keep Brandon's legacy going in a way they knew would reflect his caring and giving life. He was avid blood donor from the age of 16. Now, those in the community can mirror Brandon's action and give at a Unyts blood drive named in his memory.
BBB warning: Fun run organizers canceling races; runners left without entry fee refunds
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
Back in May, Better Business Bureau serving Upstate New York reminded consumers to do their homework before participating in any 5K race or other event. Now, Better Business Bureau locations across the country have been receiving many complaints about various fun runs that have been canceled with short notice, often with no refunds.
FOX invites fans to create 'Gotham' original fan posters or cinematic trailers
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
FOX is inviting fans to channel their inner super-artist and design an original promotional poster and/or fan recreation trailer for FOX's highly anticipated new series "Gotham." The official grand prize winner of each contest will win a trip for two to New York City to attend the show's premiere party. The series premieres Monday, Sept. 22 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
First Niagara and People & Possibilities Inc. partner to provide educational, social and cultural programs for families in need
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and People & Possibilities Inc., a Niagara Falls Housing Authority organization, are providing educational, cultural, social and recreational "quality of life" programs for people of all ages living in and around Niagara Falls Housing Authority communities.
Grisanti sends letter to Cuomo asking for emergency amendments to medical marijuana law
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, sent a letter Sunday along with two other state lawmakers urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make amendments to the medical marijuana law as quickly as possible.
Buffalo Sabres sign Luke Adam to one-year contract
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced Sunday the team signed forward Luke Adam to a one-year, two-way contract.
Vacation Bible School in Youngstown
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown invites all children entering kindergarten to fifth grade to gear up for the "Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God" Vacation Bible School. The fun runs from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11-15 at 100 Church St.
Time Warner Cable open house interview event
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
Join Time Warner Cable's growing business class team at an open house interview event. Candidates will meet with recruiters and hiring leaders, while learning about technical support positions. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Time Warner Cable, 425 Michigan Ave., Buffalo.
UB 'Joining Forces' collaboration aims to improve the lives of veterans, military families
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
A collaboration between the University at Buffalo's School of Social Work and School of Nursing will serve local veterans and families by teaching social workers and nurses how they can better care for and respond to veterans' needs.
Niagara County Fair a summer highlight with food, rides, music, special events
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross has a full load of events listed on his calendar for July.

The Wheatfield resident has one event double-circled on that calendar, however - Wednesday, July 30.

Get ready for first Great Contraption Race in Youngstown
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 06:55 am
The days are drawing ever so closer to an all-new event taking place in the lower Niagara River. Called the Great Contraption Race, it's a unique on-water competition presented by the It Happened to Alexa Foundation of Lewiston. To run Saturday, Aug. 2, this rather unusual happening continues to catch the interest of would-be participants, almost as soon as they hear of it.
100-plus golf for Marty Violante
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 05:50 am
The third annual Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Alumni Weekend ended Monday with the Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic at Niagara Frontier Country Club. More than 100 golfers and guests were in attendance for the event, which honored Lou Fernandez this year.
Help prevent a blood shortage
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 05:50 am
Right now, the American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types. High school students can play a big role in helping to boost the local blood supply and prevent an emergency situation.
Hibbard's celebrates milestone
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 05:00 am
From the clothes we wear, to the music we listen to, our means of transportation and our preferred forms of entertainment, many things have changed since 1939.

You know one thing that hasn't changed in 75 years? People still confuse ice cream and custard.

'Mary Poppins' brings magic to Artpark (or is it the other way around?)
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:05 am
To successfully present "Mary Poppins" in 2014 - to bravely take on Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, the song and dance numbers - let alone the flying - would take real magic.
Niagara Wine Trail Wine and Culinary Festival promises 'educational entertainment'
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
In case your summer of 2014 has not been filled with enough alcohol and delicious food thus far, make sure to attend The Niagara Wine Trail Wine and Culinary Festival July 26 and 27 at Academy Park in Lewiston, for your fair share.
'Saddle up' for Paddles Up
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Paddles Up Niagara, the Niagara River Greenway Commission's annual paddle sports event, returns to Grand Island for its ninth year of operation.

The main attraction of Paddles Up is its 4.8-mile paddle from the Little Beaver Launch Site to the East River Marsh Site and back.

Lewiston Public Library August programs, events and activities
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of August.
Artpark: Emilie Renier and John Barsoian preview 'Mary Poppins'
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Artpark & Company will present the popular Disney musical "Mary Poppins" July 31 through Aug. 8 inside the Mainstage Theater.

Leads Emilie Renier and John Barsoian recently met last at The Orange Cat in Lewiston to drink coffee and preview the show.

New regatta comes to Youngstown
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club hosts the inaugural CanAm Challenge regatta this weekend on Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27 on Lake Ontario.
Toasting 10 years at Marjim Manor
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Next weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Winery at Marjim Manor, the family-owned Appleton winery known for its fruit wines, as well as its ghost stories.
Updated: Mike Marra resigns
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
It's been one of those weeks for Supervisor Dennis Brochey and the Lewiston Town Board.
Aretha inspires at Artpark
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Motown sensation Aretha Franklin, together with her Aretha Franklin Orchestra, thoroughly entertained an Artpark Tuesdays crowd this week, with a splendid blend of her 500-plus soul classics dating from the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Raby Memorial 5K Run this weekend
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:30 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association is holding its annual Jason Raby Memorial 5K Run and Walk this weekend.
Six N-W grads receive booster scholarships
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Ann D. Bishara, president of the Niagara-Wheatfield Community Boosters recently presented this year's six scholarships in memory of Alice Stradley, treasurer, who passed away Feb. 24.
First Bishara scholarship goes to Belote
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
The William Bishara Memorial Scholarship was presented to Emily Belote, salutatorian of the Niagara-Wheatfield Class of 2014, at Senior Awards Night last month.
Visit the Carrousel Museum on Wednesdays
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Once again the Carrousel Museum in North Tonawanda is offering free admission s through the generosity of local businesses on Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. through Aug. 27.
Veterans convention set in Nebraska
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time.
Coopers collecting donations for needy
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Operation: Walk the Walk is a campaign to collect men's new and used shoes, sneakers and boots that are in good condition. These will be distributed to the homeless at the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission on Aug. 16.
Public comment invited on law
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Wheatfield's concerns with Quasar and human waste sludge in its equate product is back in the news.
Kiwanis awards two scholarships; receives award
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:15 pm
On June 12, Jessica Lamson and Brian Zuch were honored with the Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis' 2014 scholarship awards. The recipients and their families were treated to dinner at the Jetport Family Restaurant before Kiwanis President Mary Dohm presented the scholarship awards.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Cellular Connection to host 2nd annual backpack giveaway
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:10 pm
Residents in Grand Island are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.

The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, has announced that it will donate 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Last year, the company donated 60,000 backpacks.

More than 350 participating TCC stores across the U.S. are inviting local families to bring their children to the store between noon and 2 p.m. on Aug. 2 to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.

 


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