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Mega Millions & Powerball: A $609 million weekend
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:50 pm
Lottery players in New York and around the country will be chasing history this weekend as they purchase tickets for Mega Millions and Powerball for the chance to win more than $600 million combined.
Food Bank of WNY names 3 new members to board of directors
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:50 pm
Michael J. Prendergast, chairperson of the Food Bank of WNY's board of directors, has announced Kristen Hanson, Steven Jezioro and Vincent Miranda were elected to the board during the recent annual meeting.
Poloncarz submits shared services savings plan to Erie County Legislature
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz has submitted the Erie County Shared Services Savings Panel's Plan to the Erie County Legislature, a cost-savings proposal that could annually save local taxpayers millions of dollars if specific initiatives are implemented.
Poloncarz, Erie County Fishery Advisory Board members, community partners reveal updated online fishing map
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:45 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, Erie County Environment and Planning Department Commissioner Thomas R. Hersey Jr., members of the Erie County Fishery Advisory Board and various community partners gathered at the Niawanda Park Pavilion in the City of Tonawanda to announce recent updates made to the existing "Erie and Niagara Hotspot Fishing Map" online application, and to demonstrate the new features that will help identify additional fishing locations in Western New York.
'Jazz Brunch' this Sunday at Water Street Landing
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 02:35 pm
Water Street Landing will host a fundraiser for the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, from 11 a.m. until around 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Breakfast, which usually costs $10.99, will be offered for $19.99 in the SideBar, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the upcoming Jazz Festival. In exchange, patrons can enjoy live jazz performance by The Jim Bohm Trio while enjoying breakfast.
Mother Earth subject of NT fashion show
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 02:00 pm
A local business owner will offer a new twist to her annual fashion show.
Proposals sought for Former Niagara Falls police station
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is seeking purchase/renovation proposals for 520 Hyde Park Blvd., due Sept. 1. The 78,000-square-foot building, on a three-acre site between Ferry and Walnut avenues, is the former home of the Niagara Falls Police Department and City Court (vacant since 2008).
Niagara Hospice: Residential suites named for Paul R. Beatty Sr.
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:20 pm
Niagara Hospice recently held a reception of staff, volunteers and close friends and family of Paul R. Beatty Sr. of Youngstown to reveal an unexpected, but much-deserved surprise for Mr. Beatty: The residential wing of Niagara Hospice House is now known as the Paul R. Beatty, Sr. Residential Suites in honor of the man who is commonly known as "the guy with the Hospice hat."
39th annual Niagara County Peach Festival 5K run set for Sept. 9
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:15 pm
WGRZ-TV sports reporter and anchor Heather Prusak will be the official starter for the 39th annual Niagara County Peach festival 5K Run, set for Saturday Sept. 9, on Center Street in Lewiston. The race begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Frontier House.
Niagara County Legislature may seek criminal investigation of NF Water Board
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:15 pm
Niagara County lawmakers will be summoned to a special meeting next week to take up four resolutions that urge the leadership of the Niagara Falls Water Board to resign, and call for criminal investigations of the weekend release of black, foul-smelling wastewater at the base of Niagara Falls.
Ortt to sponsor community blood drive in memory of avid blood donor
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:15 pm
In an effort to boost blood donations during a time when they can be low, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt is partnering with Unyts to sponsor a special community blood drive and basket raffle at DeGraff Memorial Hospital.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: George Thorogood and The Destroyers at Artpark
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 07:20 pm
George Thorogood might be B-B-B-B-"Bad to the Bone," but he's not a bad performer. In fact, he's quite a good showman. On Tuesday at Artpark, he had the crowd in the palm of his hand, as he told stories in song and performed hit singles from the 1980s.
Lewiston: Grounds dedicated to families dealing with loss of a baby
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation and Footprints on the Heart held a blessing of the grounds and dedication ceremony Wednesday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston. Thanks to a donation by Catholic Charities, a community butterfly monument has been established for families dealing with the loss of a baby.
Buffalo's Shemika Charles returns to 'America's Got Talent' for 'Judge Cuts'
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 12:00 pm
Shemika Charles didn't fare quite as well in her second go-around on "America's Got Talent." After receiving four strong "yes" votes following her audition, Charles received lukewarm looks and comments from judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B., Howie Mandel and guest Laverne Cox. She failed to advance past Tuesday's "Judge Cuts" episode.
VIDEO: Ortt announces $1 million for hospital projects in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Tuesday announced he secured a total of $1 million for infrastructure projects at three local hospitals. He said the funding will serve as a catalyst for economic growth and job creation. It secured by Ortt as part of the 2017-18 state budget, and supports projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda and Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
Confetti Cottage Boutique and Café raises funds for Niagara Hospice
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:10 pm
While customers of Confetti Cottage Boutique and Café experience a unique shopping and dining experience, they can also help their community, thanks to boutique owners Deb Burns, Jessica Freeman and Carol Henschel. The owners, who are all retired educators, opened the boutique in November 2015. They have made it a priority to support the development of Niagara Falls and give back to the community.
Niagara University offering new online certificate program in cybercrime and business security
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:05 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is offering a new online certificate program in cybercrime and business security.
Higgins calls for expediting environmental impact study examining future of Buffalo Skyway
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins wrote a letter to the New York State Department of Transportation commissioner, urging the department to publicly release the schedule for the environmental impact study of the Buffalo Skyway and expedite the study to ensure the Department of Transportation makes appropriate choices in regard to how much money will be spent rehabilitating the Skyway.
Artpark: Fans flock to Blink-182, Pvris
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 02:35 pm
Artpark & Company welcomed one of its largest crowds of the season on Monday, as punk rock fans came out to see Blink-182 perform.
Ortt delivers $40,000 to Niagara County nonprofits to assist unemployed individuals
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 08:40 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt recently delivered a total of $40,000 in state funding to two nonprofit organizations in Niagara County that assist unemployed and underemployed individuals.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: 'Beat Blossom' blooms at Artpark
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 06:55 pm
Internationally renowned percussionist Cyro Baptista collaborated with Buffalo-based sculptor Shasti O'Leary Soudant and students from the University at Buffalo to create a colorful, interactive work called "Beat Blossom." Both were on hand to officially debut the sound-generating instrument on Sunday at Artpark in Lewiston. A dedication ceremony and concert took place inside the Percussion Garden.
Buffalo Sabres, Nathan Beaulieu agree to 2-year contract
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 06:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team signed defenseman Nathan Beaulieu to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $2.4 million.
Free dementia education program in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:10 am
Behavior is a powerful form of communication - and one of the primary ways for people with Alzheimer's disease to communicate their needs and feelings, as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage.
Kenan Center elects new board officers, members
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:10 am
The Kenan Center has announced the appointment of officers and new members to its board of governors. Assuming new roles as board officers are Selena Truax Morello (past second vice president to president) and Chris Marra (past secretary to second vice president).
Niagara County Department of Health provides breastfeeding, baby changing station at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:10 am
The Niagara County Department of Health is providing a shaded, private breastfeeding and baby changing station at the Niagara County Fair this year.
'Discovery Gala' grows into bigger tent party along Lockport's Erie Canal
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:05 am
What could be better than the Niagara History Center's annual Discovery Gala party and auction? Organizers claim to have the answer, and said their mid-summer event has grown into a can't-miss event, set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19.
Kenan Center plans 'Summer Shindig' celebrating 50 years
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:05 am
The Kenan Center is planning a 1960s-style wrap-up to the summer to mark its 50th anniversary, and organizers said it's shaping up to be the "party of parties."
PBS announces 'We'll Meet Again' with Ann Curry
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 10:05 am
PBS has announced "We'll Meet Again," a new six-part series produced by Blink Films in partnership with Ann Curry's media venture, is scheduled to premiere in winter 2018.
Grand Island Highway Department: Community blood drive for Unyts set for Aug. 10
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island community is teaming up with Unyts to ensure that blood products are available for patients in need this summer.
Mercy Flight Gala set for Sept. 9
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Mercy Flight will hold its Beacon of Hope Gala on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
Community celebrates 51 years of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston owes its reputation for being a thriving arts community to the annual Lewiston Art Festival. Sponsored by Lewiston Council on the Arts and now in its 51st year, the festival has been named top cultural destination/summer festival showcase event by a handful of national publications.
Dave Koz, Larry Graham Riviera Theatre concert postponed
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:50 am
Due to circumstances beyond the venue's control, arising from recent storm-related flooding, The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center regretfully announced the Dave Koz and Larry Graham "Side by Side" concert, scheduled for this Sunday, July 30, has been postponed until 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31.
In the Loop with the L-P BOE: Fitness center opening to community
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:00 am
It is with great pleasure (and much pride) that we open the Lewiston-Porter Fitness Center to the community beginning Monday, Sept. 11. It is the Lewiston-Porter School District's goal to provide a safe, convenient and affordable opportunity to practice a healthy lifestyle to our entire community.
Town of Lewiston tables approval of water district, line project
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:00 am
Monday's Lewiston Town Board public hearing on establishment of a single town water district en route to a proposed $10.3 million townwide waterline improvement project saw a mere two comments offered by residents, and two board members absent.
Revised Fairchild Place plan moving forward
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:00 am
It was relatively smooth sailing this week for developer James Jerge and his team, as neither the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission nor the Zoning Board of Appeals offered any serious objections to his revised residential redevelopment project at 765 Fairchild Place.
Repairs of Golden Age Center a 'money pit,' supervisor says
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The ongoing analysis of whether the Town of Grand Island needs a new community center has brought to the forefront an unsolved problem: what to do about the aging Nike Base.
'Olden Days to Modern Ways': Niagara County Fair coming to Lockport
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
More than 35,000 people are expected to attend the Niagara County Fair over its five-day run Aug. 2-6. The fair, held at 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport, will include local events, live music, shows, contests, food, rides and other attractions - making it the largest youth fair in New York.
Peach Queen supports Make-A-Wish
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
On Sunday, Aug. 6, 2016-17 Peach Queen Angelica Beiter will hold a basket auction and vendor fair to raise money for the Make-A-Wish program. This event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Parish Center located at 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club meat raffle
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston will hold a meat raffle Saturday, Aug. 5, to support Project Eliminate - the Kiwanis International global initiative to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This meat raffle will take place at the Lewiston No. 2 firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with drawings beginning at 7 p.m.
Mark Daul: Advice on summertime pests, fleas
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The most aggravating time of your pet's life is when it encounters the pesky flea.
 

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