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Artpark & Company expects 'The Odyssey' to be epic
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Theatre Academy director Paschal Frisina was tasked with finding student-professional, semiprofessional and the acting equivalent of softball league talent to work alongside director Roger Danforth; Broadway's Terence Archie (Odysseus) and Emily Skinner (Penelope/Circe); Off-Broadway and Buffalo actor Christopher Guilmet (The Singer); and celebrated mime Gregg Goldston (Cyclops).
GNBC to stage summer ballet
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:35 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company presents "Balletic Interludes," excerpts from four unique performances, at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.
Longest-serving trustee in New York honored by NCCC
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:15 pm
Edward Pawenski was honored posthumously for his dedication to the establishment of Niagara County Community College at the June board meeting. The board of trustees passed a resolution to honor Pawenski for his service to NCCC, presenting a plaque to his family, including his grandson - Niagara County Legislator Richard Andres.
Porter Cup set to turn 60
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:15 pm
Get ready - the Porter Cup turns 60 this year.
USAN: Public art installed at Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:10 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. HAS revealed a new sculpture based on the flowing waters of Niagara Falls by local artist Jesse Walp in downtown Niagara Falls. The towering sculpture is located on Old Falls Street where millions of tourists visit each year.
Buffalo Philharmonic seeks ushers for 2018-19 season
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:10 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is seeking to expand its corps of dedicated volunteer ushers in the coming season. The BPO is looking for volunteers to scan tickets, distribute programs, assist patrons in locating their seats, and aid with customer service during the 2018-19 season.
Erie County Department of Health receives national recognition
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
The National Association of County and City Health Officials recognized the Erie County Department of Health as Large Local Health Department of the Year at the 2018 NACCHO annual conference held this week in New Orleans. ECDOH received the award as a result of the department's communitywide leadership in developing programs and strategies to combat the opioid epidemic.
Jacobs, Schimminger announce funding for Buffalo Religious Arts Center
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger have secured $100,000 to support much-needed capital improvements to the Buffalo Religious Arts Center (BRAC) in the heart of the city's Black Rock neighborhood.
Nominations for 2018 'Ultimate Fairgoer' now being accepted
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
Are you or someone you know deserving of the title of the greatest "Fair Fan" in Western New York? The Erie County Fair is now accepting nominations for someone to be named the 2018 "Ultimate Fairgoer."
Village of Lewiston: Board welcomes Frontier House input
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 07:05 am
Should the Village of Lewiston finalize a deal to purchase the Frontier House?
Join NCCC Alumni Association for Superhero Night with the Buffalo Bisons
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 05:40 pm
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association is hosting Superhero Night with the Buffalo Bisons at 6:05 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Calspan 5K Race to take place on the main runway at NF International Airport
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 05:15 pm
The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced last week that the Niagara Falls International Airport will host a premier 5K race at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, using its main runway. 
Local resident to appear on new game show
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 05:15 pm
On Monday, July 16, Niagara Falls native Christine Terry will be a contestant on GSN's newest survey based fill-in-the-blank game show, AMERICA SAYS, playing for a piece of the $15,000 potential jackpot.
Events named for first annual Music & Arts Festival of the Tonawandas
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 05:15 pm
In July, the Twin Cities will host the inaugural Music and Arts Festival of the Tonawandas, a five-day event highlighting the history and art communities of the two cities.
Canal Fest to return to T-NT
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 05:00 pm
Running from this Sunday, July 15, to Sunday, July 22, the 36th annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas is a free event that will take place at Niawanda Park, Route 266 on River Road. The eight-day event will feature live music, carnival games and rides, food, competitions and several other activities.
Bergholz Volunteer Fire Company hosting 100th anniversary field days
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 04:50 pm
In 2018, the Bergholz Volunteer Fire Company rang in its 100th anniversary. The celebration continues Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, at the firehall, 2470 Niagara Road, with the return of field days.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper acquires Weber Property in Town of Niagara
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 01:50 pm
Thursday morning, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Executive Director Jill Jedlicka and Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace announced the acquisition and restoration of 30 acres along Cayuga Creek in the town.
Ross re-elected chairman of the NCCC board
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 11:25 am
At the June board meeting, William Ross was re-elected for a second term as the chairman of the Niagara County Community College board of trustees, with Vice Chairperson Gina Virtuoso and Secretary Bonnie Sloma being re-elected into their positions as well. Vincent Sandonato was elected as financial secretary for his first term.
AAA: We're halfway through '100 Deadliest Days'
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 11:20 am
This week marks the halfway point of the "100 Deadliest Days," the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen driver-involved crashes rise 14 percent compared to the rest of the year. More than 1,050 people were killed in crashes involving a teen driver in 2016 during the "100 Deadliest Days." That is an average of 10 people per day - a 14 percent increase compared to the rest of the year, according to data analyzed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
Chill 443 opens inside Wyndham Garden at Niagara Falls hotel
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 10:00 am
American Niagara Hospitality has announced the opening of Chill 443, an innovative restaurant concept distinguishing it as an ideal hangout in Niagara Falls, USA, for hotel guests, tourists and local patrons alike.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announces grant awards totaling more than $1 million from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. legacy funds
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 10:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo announced Wednesday that 55 Western New York organizations will receive a total of more than $1 million in grant awards from endowment funds created to carry on the legacy of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr.
Dr. Cappuccino joins surgical team at NFMMC
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 10:00 am
Veteran Western New York spine surgeon Andrew Cappuccino, M.D., has joined the medical staff and will be performing surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Several Niagara Catholic events cancelled; school looking into partnership with NU
Wed, Jul 11th 2018 05:20 pm
After recently closing its doors for good, Niagara Catholic High School has announced the cancellation of several school related events.
Wed, Jul 11th 2018 03:00 pm
The "Last Summer on Earth" 2018 tour rolled into Artpark on Tuesday, offering if-the-world-ends-tomorrow-this-isn't-a-bad-show-to-watch performances from KT Tunstall, Better Than Ezra and headliner Barenaked Ladies.
M&T Bank robbed on Military Road
Wed, Jul 11th 2018 02:55 pm
The M&T Bank, located at 880 Military Road, was robbed earlier today. Police are currently searching for the suspect. 
Tedeschi Trucks Band in Lewiston: Susan Tedeschi looking forward to return performance at Artpark
Wed, Jul 11th 2018 09:30 am
While Tedeschi Trucks Band won't be the most famous headliner at Artpark this summer, there is little doubt it will be the most talented group to grace the amphitheater stage.
Niagara University earns another top-10 national ranking among 'Military Friendly Schools'
Tue, Jul 10th 2018 11:20 am
Niagara University ranks among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, according to 2018-19 rankings from Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs and Military Spouse.
Ghostlight Theatre to stage 'Nunsense 2'
Tue, Jul 10th 2018 11:20 am
The musical "Nunsense 2" by Dan Goggin will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, at 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Performances continue through Aug. 12 (7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and Sundays). Tickets are $18 general admission and $16 for veterans, students and senior citizens. Purchase online at or by calling 716-743-1614.
Memorial's popular gospel festival and health fair moves to new location
Tue, Jul 10th 2018 07:00 am
The 12th annual Good News Gospel Festival & Health Fair, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual celebration of faith and wellness, will be held this year in Gluck Park from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The park is located on South Avenue at 15th Street.
Thunder on the Niagara to return to NT for 13th year
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 06:00 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas couldn't believe it had been a year since announcing the last Thunder on the Niagara boat races, but on Monday afternoon, Pappas revealed the family-fun show would make it's return to Gratwick Riverside Park Saturday, Aug. 4- Sunday, Aug. 5.
100 years of seafood heritage has arrived at WD Bar & Grille
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 05:10 pm
WD Bar & Grille inside Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino announced Monday its partnership with Phillips Seafood. More than 100 years of Phillips Seafood heritage now resides in Western New York and can only be "caught" at Phillips WD Bar & Grille.
Buffalo Philharmonic, Oishei Children's Hospital team to host musical doctors from around the world
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 03:40 pm
For one week, 47 doctors will trade scalpels and stethoscopes for strings and reeds.
Artpark & Company presents Western New York premiere of 'The Odyssey'
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 02:05 pm
On Monday, Artpark & Company began rehearsals for the musical "The Odyssey," which will feature 100-plus participants.
HUNT Real Estate to hold 2nd annual 'CommUNITY Day' on Thursday
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 01:55 pm
On Thursday, July 12, HUNT Real Estate Corp. agents and employees will team up with United Way chapters in Erie and Niagara counties, and across New York state, to take part in HUNT's second annual "CommUNITY Day."
USA Niagara Development Corp. announces RFEI to redevelop vacant parcel in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 01:55 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) on Monday issued a request for expressions of interest (RFEI) to determine interest from qualified parties to redevelop a key parcel in the Buffalo Avenue Heritage District of downtown Niagara Falls. USAN gained control of the vacant parcel, located at 305 Buffalo Ave., through a strategic land acquisition earlier this year, made possible through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Buffalo Billion phase II.
Emergency blood shortage: Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 01:40 pm
An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types - especially type O - to give now and help save lives.
DEC, Agriculture & Markets announce state's 5th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 01:30 pm
The New York State Departments of Environmental Conservation, and Agriculture and Markets (DAM) announced with a governor's state proclamation that New York state's fifth annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) is July 8-14.
Taste of Buffalo announces 2018 restaurant & winery award winners
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 01:00 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops on Saturday announced the local restaurants named award winners in a variety of categories at the 35th annual festival. The judging was conducted by a panel of representatives from the local media, along with members of Western New York's political and business sectors.
Trump signs Collins & Pascrell's Firefighter Cancer Registry Act
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 01:00 pm
Congressmen Chris Collins and Bill Pascrell Jr. (New Jersey) celebrated President Donald Trump signing into law H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act. The legislation they authored together will require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop and maintain a voluntary registry to collect data regarding the incidence of certain cancers in firefighters.
Buffalo Sabres sign Rasmus Dahlin to entry-level contract
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 12:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team signed defenseman Rasmus Dahlin to a three-year, entry-level contract.

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