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Buffalo Launch Club undergoes refresh
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:35 pm
A sprucing up at the Buffalo Launch Club is showcasing the East River venue as the ideal place for weddings, corporate events, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, and holiday parties.
Mesmer running on Working Families Party line
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:30 pm
Bob Mesmer is running for Grand Island Town Justice. He said he's doing it his way: running on the Working Families Party line, going door to door on his bicycle (he's knocked on 6,525 residential doors to date with 500 to go) and running a self-funded campaign.
Grand Island Conservative Party election slate announced
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:25 pm
The Grand Island Conservative Party announced the candidates for the upcoming election.
Eric Johnson at Tralf Music Hall
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:15 pm
Often considered to be one of the most respected guitarists on the planet, Eric Johnson is showcasing his soon to be released "EJ Vol. II," while simultaneously celebrating the 30th anniversary of his monumental "Ah Via Musicom."
Erie County Senior Services schedules annual public hearings
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services has announced two public hearings to be held in order to seek community input regarding unmet needs of the county's older adult population, existing programs and services offered by the department, and to solicit comments and ideas on how to better serve the county's older population.
Brad + Rebekah return with personal worship anthem 'Rejoice'
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:15 pm
Acclaimed husband/wife singer/songwriters and worship leaders Brad + Rebekah return with the single and video release of "Rejoice," a personal worship anthem borne from a season of pain and uncertainty. Written by Brad + Rebekah, along with Kristene DiMarco and Joshua Silverberg, the song came to life during Rebekah's battle with cancer in 2018.
NYPA implements statewide pollinator protection initiative to reinforce natural habitats
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:15 pm
The New York Power Authority, the largest state public power organization in the nation, has launched a statewide pollinator initiative that will help achieve goals outlined in the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's 2016 pollinator protection plan, a plan to conserve and expand wild native species that pollinate local crops.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame anniversary event featuring Only Humen
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:15 pm
The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame will celebrate the anniversary of its Hall of Fame Room at the Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls USA, with a special event from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday. The Hall of Fame Room opened in 2013.
Niagara University presents Lew-Port with plaque in appreciation of partnership
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:15 pm
Julie Candella, senior assistant director of admissions for Niagara University (center), presented Lewiston-Porter Senior High School Interim Principal Dr. Whitney Vantine and school counselors Trina DiVincenzo, Dan Behm and Michelle Conti with a plaque in appreciation of the partnership the institution has with NU.
Jim Gaffigan returns to KeyBank Center
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:15 pm
Actor, writer, producer, four-time Grammy-nominated comedian, two-time New York Times best-selling author, two-time Emmy top touring performer, and multi-Platinum-selling father of five Jim Gaffigan today announced his new "The Pale Tourist" arena and theater world tour. He will visit KeyBank Center in Buffalo at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.
State Parks duck blind drawings announced
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 03:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the annual duck blind drawings for Fort Niagara, Joseph Davis, Wilson Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks have been scheduled. Drawings will take place at 6:30 p.m. sharp in the Fort Niagara Park Maintenance Building on Oct. 24 and 31; Nov. 7, 14, 21 and 29; Dec. 5, 12, 19 and 26; and Jan. 2 and 9, 2020.
VFW welcomes soldiers to Lewiston
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 01:45 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 welcomed a handful of recuperating D.C.-area soldiers to Lewiston on Sunday. The men were taken out on three charter boats to fish for bass and lake trout along the river. They then returned to Water Street for lunch at Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584.
UB Dental to offer free care to WNY vets in honor of Veterans Day
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 07:00 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host the fifth "Dentistry Smiles on Veterans," an annual program that welcomes local veterans to receive a day of free dental screenings, cleanings, extractions, restorations and denture repairs.
WNY Peace Center announces keynote Medea Benjamin, 'No Green New Deal Without Peace; Creating Our Peace-Through-Justice Economy'
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 07:00 am
Local activist organization the Western New York Peace Center will host its 52nd annual dinner Friday, Nov. 8, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in Buffalo. Former Nobel Peace Prize nominee, peace activist and co-founder of CodePink, Medea Benjamin, will be the keynote speaker.
Marjim asks, 'Who Bounced the Bouncer?'
Mon, Oct 21st 2019 07:00 am
An encore performance of the next murder mystery/wine and food pairing dinner at The Winery at Marjim Manor will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. "Who Bounced the Bouncer," a 1920s murder mystery, sold-out its first performance, and there were many requests for tickets, thus prompting a second showing.
Maestro JoAnn Falletta announces 5-year contract extension with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 09:30 pm
On Saturday, John Yurtchuk, chair of the board of trustees of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Society Inc., announced a five-year extension of Maestro JoAnn Falletta's contract with the BPO, which was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2021-22 season. The new contract will ensure her legacy of bringing live symphonic music to the Western New York Region through the 2025-26 season.
NCCC announces finalists for presidential search
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 09:55 am
The Niagara County Community College board of trustees on Friday announced its presidential search committee identified four finalists for the college presidency and will hold open public forums for each candidate next week.
Lower Niagara Community Survivors group helping 'Rockout Cancer' volunteer
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Though Casey LaFlair is from Pittsburgh and has no family ties to this area, she volunteered at the first "Rockout Cancer" event in 2018. LaFlair worked alongside the Lower Niagara Community Survivors group in raising funds for others - for people she didn't know and had never met, who were battling the disease and in need of assistance.
'Thunder on the Niagara' finishes 80th year, looks forward to 81st
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
In 1939, the Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association was founded by a few young men, "boat bugs," who'd been informally racing along the Niagara River for years. They decided they should organize into a boat racing organization and created the NFBRA. The sport quickly won popularity and drew thousands of spectators.
Grand Island Town Supervisor's Election: 3 candidates meet at Rotary forum
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Approximately 150 people attended the first Grand Island Rotary Club Town Supervisor Candidates' Night Wednesday night in the Grand Viking Theater of Grand Island High School.
Island BodyWorks opens in new plaza
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island's newest plaza is home to Island BodyWorks.
Grand Island Rotary to welcome author, 'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Real kids. Real stories. Real issues. That is what Zuiker Press is all about.
Town of Porter Board at odds with Ransomville Fire District Commission
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
As the Town of Porter continues to work on the many details of its 2020 spending plan, one hang-up involves the Ransomville Fire District Commission, which oversees operations for the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
Halloween front & Center in Lewiston
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Trick-or-treating will have new meaning starting next weekend, as the Village of Lewiston will offer a cornucopia of events, costume competitions, food and drink specials and even a petting zoo.
Halloween in Niagara Falls
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Trick-or-treating in the City of Niagara Falls will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Residents who hand out treats should turn porch lights on during these three hours.
Emmy Award-nominated 'Making It' hosts Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman return to NBC Dec. 2 with a craftworthy, comedy-filled new season
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 08:45 pm
Grab your glue guns and get ready to laugh, as NBC's "Making It," from executive producers and hosts Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, returns with a multi-night crafting event beginning Monday, Dec. 2 (10 p.m. ET/PT).
PHOTOS: Amy Grant asks Riviera Theatre to put a little love in their hearts
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 08:15 pm
Though I was first gifted Amy Grant's "Heart in Motion" on cassette (yes, that was a thing) in the mid-1990s (also a thing), it wasn't until Thursday night that I finally saw her live on stage.
Niagara County Central Rotary to hold annual 'Car Corral'
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary is holding its annual "Car Corral and Auto Parts Swap Meet" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Frontier Firehall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls. The event will give car enthusiasts a chance to meet, share and swap.
'Zac gives back'
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
Zac Campas of North Tonawanda was provided life-saving treatment by the Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo when he was an infant. Zac has since grown into an active member of the North Tonawanda community. He mows lawns around his neighborhood to earn extra money, works part-time as a cleaner at the Gentleman's Club Barber shop and is a regular with of North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch group.
Apraxia walk coming to NT
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
Every child deserves a voice. That's the motto of Apraxia Kids, a group that sponsors walks all over the country, as well as other initiatives, for this little-known speech disorder.
North Tonawanda: Pappas submits budget to council
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
Mayor Arthur Pappas of the City of North Tonawanda, delivered the 2020 budget to the City Council, two weeks after the official deadline of Oct. 1, and after being the recipient of a lawsuit for a 24-hour period of time, he said, because of that lateness.
Local woman working to make holidays special
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:50 pm
Many people relish the holiday season not for what's received, whether it is a couple days off, or a few presents under a tree; for some, it's the giving nature that really makes the winter special. That being said, some give a few dollars to the Salvation Army or visit a family member who's down with a cold. Not everyone plans and executes a fund-drive for those in need, at least not this side of Facebook.
Gail's Diamond Exchange open
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:50 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting for member Gail's Diamond Exchange located at Gail's Smoke Shop on the Tuscarora Nation.
Meals on Wheels looking for drivers
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:45 pm
Meals on Wheels of Niagara Falls started in 1970. It was the very first local meal provider in Niagara Falls. It is a private nonprofit, meaning that it doesn't accept funding from the government, but subsists on client payments and private donations that generous individuals will often supply. The organization has been doing this for a very long time, and now they need help.
IJC: Extreme weather conditions are cause of Great Lakes flooding
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:25 pm
When water supplies exceed capacity in the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River system, water levels rise. When this happens, regulation is looked to as the solution. But during periods of extreme water supply, the ability of regulated outflows to influence Lake Ontario levels is greatly diminished. In practical terms, no regulation plan can eliminate high water events on Lake Ontario or the St. Lawrence River.
Bethel Music's kalley debuts lead single and music video
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:50 pm
"Oasis," the anticipated debut single from acclaimed Bethel Music singer/songwriter kalley, is now available. Produced by LaeL (Anberlin, Number One Gun), the track arrives today, ahead of kalley's Bethel Music debut EPs - "Faultlines Vol. 1" and "Faultlines Vol. 2" - set for release Oct. 25.
Integrity Music's Nashville Life Music releases 'Sing A Song (Part 2) [Feat. Aaron Cole]'
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:50 pm
Integrity Music's Nashville Life Music releases a new song today, "Sing A Song (Part 2) [Feat. Aaron Cole]." The track, which originally debuted on the group's EP, "Taylor House Sessions," has been reimagined with friend and 2019 Dove Award New Artist of the Year, Aaron Cole.
Jesus Culture's Bryan & Katie Torwalt release new EP 'Anticipation'
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:40 pm
Jesus Culture's Bryan & Katie Torwalt released a new EP, "Anticipation," available everywhere today. This project is a follow-up to their highly praised and well-received album, "Praise Before My Breakthrough," which released in 2018. Where the 2018 album was a collection of songs geared to minister to hearts in every season of life carrying hope and love of God, "Anticipation" is about the next step in a journey of faith.
UB launches behavior change and weight loss program for adults with prediabetes
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:40 pm
Adults with prediabetes have an opportunity to participate in a powerful behavioral weight control program developed at the University at Buffalo that will help them lose weight, improve their blood sugar, and learn to make healthy decisions about diet and exercise.
Artpark & Company elects officers, welcomes 5 new directors, reports on successful season
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:25 pm
Artpark & Company's board of directors announced the election of new officers and directors at the organization's annual meeting on Oct. 15 at the Niagara Falls Country Club.

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