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National Grid increases staffing, stages crews in anticipation of strong winds across Central & Western New York
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 05:20 pm
National Grid has increased staffing and is prepositioning crews across Central and Western New York as the company prepares for potential wind gusts of up to 55 mph and snow accumulation on Wednesday and Thursday. The company continues to closely monitor the weather forecast and has activated its comprehensive emergency response plan, including:
Obituary: John E. Rupnow
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 04:00 pm
John E. Rupnow, 88, of Lewiston, the husband of Marguerite Rupnow (nee Jones), entered into rest on Nov. 25, 2022.
Hochul announces historic arts funding to record number of artists and organizations
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 04:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced nearly $45 million in grant awards through the New York State Council on the Arts.
Empire State Development: NOVAIR USA to expand manufacturing operations in Niagara County
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 04:00 pm
On Tuesday, Empire State Development announced NOVAIR USA, a leading manufacturer of on-site gas production systems, plans to add 12 jobs and invest more than $1 million in its North Tonawanda plant. The investment will be used to expand operations and develop new products.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to bring Jim Kelly, Cami Clune & Joshua Vacanti to tree-lighting event
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 03:20 pm
The resort will host its annual holiday tree-lighting starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30. Santa Claus will be on the scene, and he will have plenty of special helpers, including NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly, along with Billy Buffalo and other guests.
Add an ornament to Christmas/holiday tree in memory of a person who died from COVID-19
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 03:20 pm
The holiday season can be difficult at times. For those who have lost a loved one to the coronavirus, these first holidays without them can be especially heartbreaking.
Gas prices continue to drop across region
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 03:20 pm
Monday's national average price for a gallon of gasoline was $3.55, down 11 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.39. The New York state average is $3.79, down 6 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.56.
Straight out of a storybook: Official first look at star-studded cast for ABC's 'Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration'
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 03:15 pm
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the beloved Disney animated classic and its Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, The Wonderful World of Disney and ABC presents "Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration."
Food Network, NFL team up for primetime event 'NFL Tailgate Takedown'
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 03:15 pm
In a first-time partnership, Food Network and the National Football League have teamed up to celebrate the best tailgate chefs from around the country in the six-episode primetime event, "NFL Tailgate Takedown," premiering Wednesday, Jan. 4 (9 p.m. ET/PT), 2023, on Food Network and streaming on discovery+.
What's alarming pediatricians about surge in children's respiratory infections, the flu & COVID-19
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 01:10 pm
The request by children's hospitals nationwide this month that the federal government declare a formal state of emergency given the surge in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and flu cases was no surprise to Oscar G. Gómez-Duarte, M.D.
'Coffee with Chris' and Mayor Robert Restaino
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino will join Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10.
Catholic Charities seeking Santa's Workshop donations, recipients & volunteers
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
'Tis the season of giving and the Ladies of Charity elves at Catholic Charities Santa's Workshop are seeking donations, recipients and volunteers to help brighten the holidays for children in need throughout Western New York.
The Harlem Globetrotters bring 2023 World Tour to Buffalo
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
The Harlem Globetrotters 2023 World Tour presented by Jersey Mike's Subs is coming with game like never before! Your favorite Globetrotter stars are bringing out their amazing basketball skill, outrageous athleticism and a non-stop LOL good time. Join the Globetrotters as they go head-to-head against the Washington Generals who will stop at nothing to try and defeat the world's winningest team!
RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles presents 'Songs From Abbey Road,' 'Rooftop Concert' live at Artpark Mainstage Theater
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
RAIN - A Tribute To The Beatles announced that, in addition to paying tribute to "Abbey Road," it will perform favorites from the "Rooftop Concert," as well as other Beatles favorites inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2023. Reserved seats will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. This concert is presented by Artpark & Company.
'National Geographic Live,' Kleinhans Music Hall announce live speaker series for 2023 season
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:50 pm
"National Geographic Live," National Geographic's touring speaker series that "brings to life the awe-inspiring stories of National Geographic Explorers," and Kleinhans Music Hall announced a lineup of events for the 2023 season.
Fundraiser for St. Francis of Assisi
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:50 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Church is having a gently used jewelry and accessory sale Saturday, Dec. 3, at 70 Adam St., Tonawanda. The $5 admission includes coffee and a bagel (or other breakfast treat) and admission to the sale.
Maid of the Mist names new executive vice president
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
Maid of the Mist President Christopher M. Glynn has announced the appointment of John Sicinski as executive vice president to oversee marine operations, marketing, retail, legal, human resources, and administrative functions.
Niagara Wine Trail offers 'Holiday Happenings' Dec. 3 & 4
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating the holiday season with a weekend "Holiday Happenings" event, Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4. Guests will receive three tastes of wine at 12 participating wineries, as well as a limited-edition keepsake jigsaw puzzle, which features the Niagara Wine Trail's new illustrated map.
St. Peter R.C. Church to host first parish mission retreat
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
St. Peter R.C. Church on Center Street in Lewiston invites all parish members - as well as members of the Lewiston and surrounding communities - to participate in its first mission retreat. The event will take place beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, and continue nightly through Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Niagara Pride hosting community forum on LGBTQ+ violence, active shooter training
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
In response to the recent shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Niagara Pride is partnering with other local community providers to provide a community forum to give local LGBTQ+ individuals and allies an opportunity to share their thoughts, emotions and reflections on violence aimed at the LGBTQ+ community.
Buffalo City Mission, Niagara Gospel Mission among local groups helping less-fortunate at Thanksgiving
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 11:55 am
The Buffalo City Mission held its annual "Turkey Express" event, delivering more than 4,500 turkey dinners to the poor and homeless across Western New York. This event marked the first time the event was held at one central location - the new Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise.
Broome County teen pleads guilty for killing 10 victims, attempting to kill 3 others in racially motivated rampage shooting at Buffalo grocery store
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 09:05 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Monday announced 19-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, pleaded guilty that morning before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to the highest charges in the indictment against him. Gendron pleaded guilty, as charged, to the following offenses:
Lewiston Christmas Walk expands
Mon, Nov 28th 2022 07:00 am
The annual Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend will take place Dec. 1-4 in the historic Village of Lewiston.
Diamonds in the Ruff benefit
Mon, Nov 28th 2022 07:00 am
Diamonds in the Ruff animal rescue will hold a vendor fair/basket raffle from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Main-Transit firehall, 6777 Main St., Williamsville. Event includes 20 local artisans selling holiday items, dog apparel, Buffalo Bills items and much more. Basket raffle incudes high-end items. Raffle ticket sales close at 3 p.m.
GI Town Board approves detailed site plan, PUD for Radisson
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:05 am
The Grand Island Town Board signed off on an amended version of Local Law No. 7 at its work session last week. The measure allows for board approval of a detailed site plan and Planned Unit Development designation for the Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls-Grand Island complex at Whitehaven and east River roads.
Obituary: Shirley Luther
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:00 am
Shirley (nee Kreger) Luther, age 98, of Grand Island, died Nov. 18, 2022.
Hunt Real Estate, Grand Island High School team up to support Neighbors Foundation
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:00 am
The seasons of our lives change as readily as the weather. Sometimes, Rebecca Simpson said, we need help, and, at other times, it is our turn to offer the assistance.
ABC, Disney Parks are 'rocking the holidays' with some of today's biggest stars in annual specials
Sat, Nov 26th 2022 07:00 am
ABC and Disney Parks are decking the halls with holiday cheer! Derek Hough and Julianne Hough return as hosts for ABC's festive annual special "The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration," Sunday, Nov. 27 (8-10 p.m. EST), and will be joined by co-hosts, Freeform's Sherry Cola ("Good Trouble") and Marcus Scribner ("grown-ish"), as they host "Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade," Sunday, Dec. 25 (10 a.m. to noon EST/7-9 a.m. PST).
Celebrate local with Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 09:45 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26 to remind our neighbors how important their support is to local businesses this holiday season.
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: One Hemp Holistics
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 09:40 am
The One Hemp Holistics website states, "The endocannabinoid system (ECS), comprised of cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoid molecules, and their metabolic enzymes, is a crucial molecular system that the body uses to help maintain homeostasis. Therefore, there is a direct link between using hemp-based CBD products and the functioning of this ECS molecular system."
Village of Lewiston votes to increase water rate to offset new charges
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to approve a motion increasing the municipal water rate 8 cents - from $3.95 to $4.03 per 100 cubic feet of usage - effective Jan. 1, 2023. Mayor Anne Welch stressed this action is the result of an equal rate increase from the Niagara County Water District.
Community Missions launches Giving Tuesday initiative at holiday season
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier announces its annual participation in Giving Tuesday this year, on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Its goal is to encourage the community to donate and volunteer to give back to their neighbors around the holidays.
Billy Quarantillo makes a mark in MMA - leaves a mark at popular Lewiston eatery
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Now, Niagara County can lay claim to another nationally known professional athlete: mixed martial arts star Billy Quarantillo. The Lewiston-Porter graduate will face Alexander Hernandez on Dec. 10 in "Ultimate UFC 282," a mixed-martial arts card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The bout will broadcast on ESPN pay-per-view.
Deposits for Food continues support of pantries
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Deposits for Food presented Thanksgiving holiday checks to four Niagara County food pantries this week, totaling $2,000. The proceeds are the result of collections of returnable containers and scrap metal during the fall season, according to D4F founder Angelo Sarkees of Lewiston.
All-WNY Christmas Tree 'Untrim the Tree' project raising funds for Roswell Park patients, 'Ride for Roswell'
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
You might not think that the beginning of November is too early for holiday music, but is setting up the Christmas tree that early a little too soon? One Western New York couple thinks it's never too early to deck the halls if it's for a good cause.
Old Fort Niagara brims with holiday spirit
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara offers a variety of special programs and activities for the holiday season.
Holiday display in Ransomville
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Ransomville would like to give a special thank you to Frank Battaglia and Don Laurie for giving their time, talents and trains to enhance the theme about trains this year for the Ransomville Flag Day and Festival Parades 2022.
10th annual 'Saturday for Solders' in Youngstown
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Colleen Mary Summerville of Youngstown invites residents to join her in supporting the 10th annual "Saturday for Soldiers." The all-ages event will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Ontario House on Lockport Street.
Shea's Wurlitzer organ restoration progresses
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
The landmark Mighty Wurlitzer organ at Shea's Buffalo Theater is moving smoothly toward completing its $386,500 restoration in time for the historic center's 100th anniversary in January 2026.
American Legion Band of the Tonawandas to appear at Cardinal O'Hara High School PAC
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Cardinal O'Hara High School Performing Arts Center, 39 O'Hara Road, Tonawanda.

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