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Niagara Falls Bridge Commission donates to Lewiston Garden Club
Wed, May 23rd 2018 12:20 pm
Lewiston Garden Club Treasurer Barbara Carter accepted a corporate sponsor donation from the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission for Lewiston GardenFest 2018, which is scheduled for June 16 & 17. GardenFest representatives thanked the Bridge Commission for its ongoing support of the Lewiston Garden Club and beautification efforts.
Mobile app called 'Good Neighbor' wins top prize in Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown's Civic Innovation Challenge
Wed, May 23rd 2018 12:15 pm
Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown has awarded the top prize in his inaugural Civic Innovation Challenge - Powered by AT&T to the creators of Good Neighbor, a mobile phone-based app that gives residents easy access to key data on services provided by the City of Buffalo, Erie County and New York state, as well as local nonprofit organizations.
Who won 'The Voice'?
Wed, May 23rd 2018 11:15 am
Brynn Cartelli, a 15-year-old music and high school student from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, was crowned champion of "The Voice" on Tuesday. The soulful pop artist is the youngest winner ever in the history of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series.
Niagara Falls rally comes up short versus Orchard Park
Tue, May 22nd 2018 09:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Wolverines baseball team rallied three times to tie up their quarterfinal playoff game versus Orchard Park, but in the end, it wasn't enough to get past the Quakers. The Wolverines were defeated by the Quakers, 5-4, in nine innings in the Section VI Class AA quarterfinals.
NBC wins September to May season in 18-49 for 4th time in 5 years, generating top winning margin for any net in people-meter history
Tue, May 22nd 2018 04:30 pm
NBC has clinched first place for the traditional September to May season in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49, marking the network's fourth win in five years.
DEC advises motorists to be alert for turtles crossing roadways
Tue, May 22nd 2018 10:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday reminded the public that the state's native turtles are on the move in May and June, seeking sandy areas or loose soil to lay their eggs. Drivers that see a turtle on the road should use caution - not swerve suddenly or leave their lane of travel - and take care to avoid hitting turtles while driving.
ABC crowns champions: Maddie Poppe wins 'American Idol,' Adam Rippon & Jenna Johnson take 'DWTS: Athletes' Mirrorball Trophy
Tue, May 22nd 2018 09:45 am
Monday night on The ABC Television Network, "Dancing with Stars: Athletes" took to the ballroom stage for one last go-around. Olympic skater Adam Rippon and his partner, Jenna Johnson, had the highest combined scores (audience vote, judges) to take the Mirrorball Trophy.
Niagara-Wheatfield softball survives sectional test from Frontier
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
When it comes to the postseason in high school sports, the motto everyone lives by is survive and advance. On Monday evening, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team did exactly that. The No. 3 seeded Falcons defeated the No. 6 seeded Frontier Falcons, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the Class AA Section VI playoffs.
Delisanti to represent Falcons at NYS golf tournament
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
On Monday morning at River Oaks Golf Club in Grand Island, the best high school golfers from Section VI arrived to punch their ticket to the New York state high school golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell from June 2-4.
Compeer of Greater Buffalo, Mental Health Association of Erie County host Buffalo Superhero 5K Race & Wellness Walk
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Buffalo Superhero 5K Race and Wellness Walk, the largest race in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness, will return once again at St. George's Church in Delaware Park on Friday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Compeer of Greater Buffalo and the Mental Health Association of Erie County (MHA).
Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics New York
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a time-honored tradition of 30-plus years, led and orchestrated by the "Guardians of the Flame," which includes over 6,000 law enforcement personnel from 470 agencies throughout New York state. Their ultimate goal is to raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New York.
'The Voice': Season 15 coach Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Adams, Kane Brown & Julia Michaels will perform with top 4 finalists on Tuesday finale
Mon, May 21st 2018 02:40 pm
Superstar recording artists Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Adams, Kane Brown and Julia Michaels have been added as special performers on the star-studded season finale of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice," airing Tuesday, May 22 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).
Ready to rent a boat this summer? 5 tips from New York Sea Grant, Boating Industries Association of UNY
Mon, May 21st 2018 02:35 pm
New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York offer safety tips and suggest the right questions to ask before renting a boat. You can begin your search for rental opportunities through the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York:, Chambers of Commerce, and local tourism agencies.
Legendary Journey frontman Steve Perry drops by 'American Idol,' Buffalo announced as audition site for season 2
Mon, May 21st 2018 10:30 am
On the penultimate episode of "American Idol" on ABC Sunday night, a big surprise was waiting for frontrunner Gabby Barrett. Following her performance of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,' " the song's original vocalist, Steve Perry, showed up in the seating area with Gabby's family and friends.
Lewiston on display at second annual 'Taste'
Mon, May 21st 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up again to produce the annual "A Taste of Lewiston." After a hiatus, the event returned last year bigger and grander than in past years.
GreenFields wins Leading Age of Western New York's Special Program Award with support from Roswell Park
Mon, May 21st 2018 07:00 am
On Wednesday, May 9, The GreenFields Continuing Care Community was presented with the Special Program Award by Leading Age of Western New York.
'Strung Together: Zither Encounters,' a traditional music program at Castellani Art Museum
Mon, May 21st 2018 07:00 am
Join the Castellani Art Museum from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 3, for an afternoon of traditional music performances, featuring Recep Ornek on the Turkish kanun, Eva Pan Pin on the Chinese guqin, and Julie Dulanski on the hammered dulcimer. "Strung Together: Zither Encounters" explores three different zither instruments played in the Buffalo-Niagara Region by local musicians through a mix of performance, presentation and discussion.
The CW Network announces new six-night primetime schedule for 2018-19
Sat, May 19th 2018 12:55 pm
The CW Network presented its 2018-19 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and press at the New York City Center in New York City, with the Platinum-selling American rock band 30 Seconds to Mars opening the show with a performance of their new hit songs "Rescue Me" and "Walk on Water." Expanding to a six-night, Sunday-Friday schedule this fall, The CW will have 12 hours of original scripted series across the week in primetime this fall, more than ABC, NBC or FOX.
Record-breaking 'Check Out Hunger' campaign will help Food Bank of WNY provide more than 4.7 million meals to hungry community members
Sat, May 19th 2018 12:55 pm
Western New York shoppers will help the Food Bank of WNY provide more than 4.7 million meals to people in need as a result of this year's record-breaking "Check Out Hunger" campaign. Customers of Dash's Market, Lexington Cooperative Market, The Market in the Square, Premier Gourmet, Premier Wines & Spirits, Price Rite, Tops Friendly Markets and Wegmans Food Markets donated more than $789,000 to feed hungry children, families and seniors in our community.
First apple blossom has special meaning
Sat, May 19th 2018 12:30 pm
This photo was submitted by reader Richard Pope. He wrote, "I have a photo that I took this rainy morning of an apple tree in my yard. I planted this tree when my daughter Vittoria was born. She is now 27 and so is the tree. ... This is the first apple blossom all the spring."
Municipalities discussing Frontier House options
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Council held an executive session Monday night. Board members discussed the Frontier House, which led some in the community to speculate the municipality was again interested in purchasing the 194-year-old Center Street property.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board approves 'Paladino Plaza' site plan change; ZBA members suggest action nullifies variances
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday voted unanimously to approve site plan changes at the Ellicott Development plaza site on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Specifically, members accepted a proposal to re-subdivide adjoining property located behind the building housing tenants including Vincenzo's Pizza House and Sue's Frame of Mind.
Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy bringing NFL-style combine to Falls
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy is coming to Niagara Falls to evaluate top youth and high school football players Memorial Day weekend. The goal is to select top regional prospects to invite to the exclusive three-day Pro Football Hall of Fame Academy in mid-July.
Town of Lewiston: Dead ash trees, green space woes
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston-owned green space issues again came into discussion as Parks/Recreation Director Mike Dashineau briefed Town Board members Monday on the continuing problem of dead and dying ash trees - a situation he said now affects 80 percent of all trees in Lewiston.
Lake property owners again hear of state funding delays
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
And the wait continues. Such was heard by attending Lake Ontario waterfront property owners on Wednesday at a Ransomville session on updates to long delays in awaited state reimbursement funding to damage victims of last year's lakeshore flooding and erosion. It was the second such meeting held to discuss funding delays.
Grand Island: DeGlopper statue supported
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
As work continues on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial in the center of Grand Island, about a dozen people held a peaceful gathering in the park to show their support for a statue depicting Charles DeGlopper with a rifle.
H. David Myers, 'Father of Vikings Athletics,' passes away
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
Horace David Myers, "Father of Grand Island Athletics," passed away at 97 years of age in the Town of Tonawanda on May 13. He fought until his final minutes.
ABC News announces 2-hour primetime television event on Michael Jackson's life & legacy
Fri, May 18th 2018 10:25 pm
ABC News presents a two-hour prime-time television event about Michael Jackson - exploring the King of Pop's life and legacy - from his complicated childhood to the record-breaking comeback concerts, "This Is It," that he didn't live to perform. Ahead of the 10th anniversary of Jackson's untimely passing, ABC News profiles one of the most influential artists of all time through interviews with the people he knew alongside never-before-seen video from interviews he did with ABC News anchors Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer.
Save the date: 10 Mile Sidewalk & Garage Sale returns to River Region from June 8-10
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:45 pm
You're invited to attend an affordable, regionwide shopping spree Friday, June 8, through Sunday, June 10. The annual 10 Mile Sidewalk & Garage Sale will, once again, pair sellers with eager buyers.
Obituary: Richard J. Bernier
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:35 pm
Richard J. Bernier of Leesburg, Florida, died peacefully on Monday, April 23, 2018, at the age of 82.
Obituary: William Howard Marshall passes
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:35 pm
William Howard Marshall of Lewiston passed from this life and into the arms of his Lord and Savior, on Friday, April 6, 2018, after a brief illness.
Obituary: Jane A. Duffy
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:35 pm
Grand Island resident Jane A. Duffy (née Anderson) entered into rest May 11, 2018.
Grand Island Board of Education: Light turnout for district vote
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:35 pm
With all three candidates for Board of Education guaranteed election and the school budget staying within a state mandated tax cap, comparatively few citizens went to Grand Island High School Tuesday to vote in the school district's budget vote and trustee election.
'The Chew' is counting down to summer with outdoor party delights, ultimate beach eats & campfire treats
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:25 pm
It's "Summer Splash Week" on "The Chew" as co-hosts Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall share delicious treats to keep you cool at the beach, the perfect outdoor party delights and campfire goodies as we countdown to summer.
Study: Could wearable tech help address issues caused by overcrowding in emergency departments?
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:25 pm
It isn't surprising that when hospital emergency departments become overcrowded, care becomes more fragmented, but a recent study by University at Buffalo researchers has found that technologies designed to track and eventually improve staffing levels must be judiciously chosen.
'Soldiers through the Ages' explores Old Fort Niagara's long military past
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara welcomes the public to its "Soldiers through the Ages" military history re-enactment event on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, over Memorial Day weekend. This annual event features special displays of military vehicles, period camps from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, weapons demonstrations, uniform programs and hands-on activities for families. In commemoration of the centennial of the Battle of Cantigny in World War I, a special program will also be presented in the Fort Niagara Officers' Club.
Mount St. Mary's honors local EMS providers
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:25 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its 15th annual EMS Appreciation and Awards dinner on May 16 at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Representatives and honorees from 16 area volunteer fire companies, the City of Niagara Falls Fire Department and guests attended.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino seeking volunteers in countdown to Guinness World Records title attempt
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:20 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is counting down to the Guinness World Records title attempt for the Largest Marriage Vow Renewal Ceremony on Saturday, June 23. Currently, the venue is seeking volunteers to assist that day in order to bring the record to Niagara Falls and be part of history in the making.
Who won 'Jeopardy!' Teachers Tournament?
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:15 pm
Larry Martin, a second-grade teacher at Belinder Elementary School in Prairie Village, Kansas, won the "Jeopardy!" Teachers Tournament in an episode that aired Friday. He claimed the $100,000 grand prize and secured an automatic berth in the next edition of the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions. Claire Bishop, a Latin teacher at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, Kentucky, placed second and took home $50,000. Steve Mond, a math teacher at Real Salt Lake Academy in Herriman, Utah, finished in third place and earned $25,000.
Jason Aldean, James Bay, Big Sean, Florence + The Machine, Halsey, Dua Lipa, Chloe Kohanski to perform on 'The Voice' finale
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:15 pm
Superstar recording artists Jason Aldean, James Bay, Florence + the Machine, Halsey featuring Big Sean, Dua Lipa and season 13 winner Chloe Kohanski are set to perform on the live two-hour Tuesday, May 22, season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice."

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