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Heart, Love & Soul to host 18th annual recognition dinner
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 07:00 am
Heart, Love & Soul (HLS) will hold its 18th annual recognition dinner at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University.
NYS agriculture commissioner announces applications open for FreshConnect CSA for SNAP grant program
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 06:35 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced applications are open to New York organizations for the FreshConnect CSA for SNAP program. This program will help to give Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants in New York increased access to weekly shares of fresh, locally grown produce through community-supported agriculture (CSA) initiatives by defraying up to half the cost, while also lending additional support to New York's farmers and producers.
Grand Island: John Whitney resigning as supervisor Aug. 4
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 12:20 pm
Grand Island Supervisor John Whitney will resign from office effective Friday, Aug. 4.
New change in leadership at Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market
Fri, Jul 21st 2023 11:00 am
The Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market will say goodbye to its founder, Jamie Symmonds, on Saturday. Having taken her idea and built it into a signature event at Academy Park, Symmonds said now is the right time to walk away - and she's confident her replacement, Rachel Jolbert, is the right person to move the merchants forward.
Q&A: Foreigner brings 'Farewell Tour' to Darien Lake
Thu, Jul 20th 2023 09:40 pm
Music fans know there's usually a time at each concert where they can take a song or two off: Go to the bathroom, get a snack, grab a cold one, check email. That routine is going to be a little trickier when Foreigner takes the Darien Lake concert stage, pairing with fellow 1980s hitmakers Loverboy.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center TV installation project to enhance patient experience
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its ongoing TV installation project is "well underway and on track for completion by the end of August." This initiative, made possible by a $200,000 donation from local philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore in April, "aims to significantly enhance the patient experience throughout the medical campus."
Jacobs School student gets to work with the Buffalo Bills' medical team this summer
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
Mohamed Bah, a rising third-year student at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, is looking forward to working with the widely lauded Buffalo Bills medical team in a clinical rotation in August.
Photos: Fairy House Festival at Artpark
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 03:30 pm
Imagination came to life Saturday, as Artpark & Company presented the annual Fairy House Festival. The event featured a drum circle, crafts, costumed characters, live music, photo opportunities, and a "secret" garden filled with fairy houses - and even more of the above!
Photos: Lauren Daigle at Artpark
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 02:30 pm
Christian music superstar, "American Idol" alum and recent guest on "Live with Kelly and Mark," Lauren Daigle made her debut on the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater stage on Friday. A crowd of more than 4,000 raised its hands in song, celebration and enthusiasm as the singer performer her biggest hits and tracks from her new, self-titled album.
Niagara County Sherriff's Office announces July 4 high-visibility engagement campaign results
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 11:25 am
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti is pleased to share the results from the July 4 DWI enforcement campaign.
'Touch a Truck' returns to Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum for fun, free day for families
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 11:25 am
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announced the return of its signature event, "Touch a Truck," to Canalside. The Western New York community is invited to join in the free fun at Canalside on from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 30, with a quiet sensory hour from 10-11 a.m. for those who are sensitive to loud noises.
'History makes me ready': Contino takes command of 914th
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 07:00 am
Col. Joseph Contino assumed command of the 914th Air Refueling Wing - leading 1,600 military and a civilian member force - at a change of command ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on July 7.
COA: Free brown bag medication check
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 05:35 pm
Calling Niagara County residents of all ages: The Council for Older Adults in Niagara County, in collaboration with D'Youville School of Pharmacy, invites Niagara County residents to attend a free brown bag medication checkup event from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 31, at the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
ConnectLife, Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co. play host to Brandon Kupiec Memorial Blood Drive
Wed, Jul 12th 2023 05:35 pm
The Kupiec family, along with ConnectLife and the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will host a community blood drive honoring the memory of North Tonawanda native Brandon Kupiec. Brandon died unexpectedly in 2013, at the young age of 20. His family holds this yearly event in his honor.
Higgins honors military service of WNY veterans Charles Walker & Ira Roberts
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins celebrated the service of local veterans Charles B. Walker Sr. and the late-Ira Russel Roberts Jr. during a special presentation on Sunday.
ECHDC board authorizes contracts to advance Wilkeson Pointe improvements
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) board of directors met today and authorized several contracts to advance the Wilkeson Pointe improvements project on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
A new mission for St. Stephen's 'Old Church'
Sat, Jul 8th 2023 07:00 am
Work is underway to transform the historic St. Stephen's "Old Church" building into its eventual role as the Grand Island cultural center.
Summertime energy-efficiency tips to help you beat the heat & stay safe this summer
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:55 am
As temperatures rise, staying cool means being comfortable and healthy. National Grid is offering summertime energy-efficiency tips and payment options to help our customers stay safe and save money on their bills.
Coming soon: Sue's Frame of Mind opens new location, 3 Sisters Garlic & Oils added to culinary center
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:00 am
Two popular River Region businesses are taking over two vacant Village of Lewiston parcels.
Veterans event brings unity to Wheatfield community
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:00 am
The Wheatfield Veterans Memorial was the gathering spot on Saturday for veterans and families to educate, reflect, share stories, express gratitude and enjoy camaraderie.
Gunman sentenced for attempting to kill Buffalo Police officers during high-speed pursuit
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 11:40 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 29-year-old Kente Q. Bell of Buffalo was sentenced this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 18 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision. He was sentenced today as a second violent felony offender.
New legislation aimed at addressing minimum age of lifeguards
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced she signed legislation to address the minimum age of lifeguards at children's camps. Legislation (S.6467-A/A.5821A) will require lifeguards for children's camps to be at least 17 years of age except that up to 50% of the required number of lifeguards on duty may be at least 15 years of age if they are under the supervision of a camp aquatics director. Lifeguards required for wilderness swimming must be at least 18 years of age.
North Tonawanda father & grandfather seeking kidney transplant
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 03:05 pm
Paul Kupiec is a longtime North Tonawanda resident. He and his wife, MaryBeth, enjoy joining in community events and activities, but health issues now limit his energy and options. Kupiec and his family hope that a kidney transplant will give him a new lease on life.
'Summer of '69' rides again! Annual LCA event is July 7
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 11:00 am
Break out your favorite tie-dyed T-shirt and your bellbottom jeans and head down to Academy Park for the grooviest summer happening around. The annual "Summer of '69" concert is set for 7-10 p.m. Friday, July 7, in Lewiston's Academy Park.
Photos: Artpark goes to 'The Dark Side of the Moon'
Thu, Jun 29th 2023 11:40 pm
The Australian Pink Floyd Show brought "The Dark Side of the Moon Tour" to Artpark in Lewiston on Wednesday. Pink Floyd's eighth studio album was celebrated in its 50th anniversary year.
'Big R': Racing and fireworks = perfect pair this Friday Night
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 11:35 am
Following two consecutive rainouts, the Ransomville Speedway will be back in action this coming Friday night as JW Swanson and Firth Jewelers present a full card of racing, plus a fireworks extravaganza courtesy of Skylighters of WNY.
New concert event, 'Jam in the Gardens,' at the Botanical Gardens
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 11:35 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced a brand-new summer event called "Jam in the Gardens," a concert that includes free beer, food trucks, raffles, access to the conservatory, and live original music from local band Farrow and artist Curtis Lovell. The event is set for 5-9 p.m. Thursday, July 20.
'Theatre Alongside the Canal' to debut at Tonawandas Canal Street Pavilion
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 10:45 am
The nonprofit Tonawandas Gateway Harbor Inc. announced the premier of "Theatre Alongside the Canal," a free outdoor theater in the new Canal Street Pavilion in Tonawandas Gateway Harbor Park - the western terminus of the Erie Canal.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2023 preseason schedule
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres revealed their 2023 preseason schedule on Wednesday. The team will play seven preseason games, including three home games at KeyBank Center. Ticket information and pricing will be announced at a later date.
PHOTOS: Artpark & Company honors Indigenous culture at Strawberry Moon Festival
Sun, Jun 18th 2023 02:40 pm
Artpark & Company honored this nation's first settlers on Saturday as part of its annual Strawberry Moon Festival. Programming at the Lewiston state park was designed to encourage unity across all communities, while spotlighting the significant contributions the Native American people have made to the River Region.
Speaking at NU, NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent establishes The Vincent Commission
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:15 pm
Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president, and Tommi Vincent, chair of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, have launched The Vincent Commission, a newly established entity formed to study and address gender-based violence on college and university campuses.
(Five For) Fighting the good fight: John Ondrasik teams with Ukrainian Orchestra to raise awareness
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 11:35 am
Myriad hit singles will echo down the Niagara River on July 11 when the Barenaked Ladies return to Artpark with "The Last Summer on Earth Tour." But one song will be especially poignant in light of continuing hostility in Ukraine.
KeyBank volunteers across WNY on 'Neighbors Make the Difference Day'
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 04:25 pm
On Tuesday, KeyBank hosted its 32nd annual "Neighbors Make the Difference Day." From 1-5 p.m., hundreds of teammates in Buffalo spent time volunteering with community organizations at more than 40 service projects in the region. They joined thousands of KeyBank teammates nationwide in receiving paid time off to volunteer at more than 500 projects in the neighborhoods where they live and work.
Exploring the complexities of using ladybugs as pest control
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 10:45 am
When creating a garden, it's likely that most people want to make decisions that leave a positive footprint on the local environment. In an attempt to limit the use of chemical pesticides and promote native species on their land, some gardeners have begun purchasing ladybugs as a form of "natural" pest control.
West Street Elementary thanks Hoover's Dairy for ice cream awards
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 01:50 pm
Here's the "scoop": West Street School in Sanborn would like to give a big thank you to Hoover's Dairy.
Celebrate summer at Lewiston GardenFest
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 09:05 am
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, along Center Street. The festival includes approximately 70 vendors selling flowers, plants and handcrafted garden art essentials, along with a garden walk, speakers, a container garden contest, and more throughout the weekend.
Town of Niagara's 'Music Mania Mondays' continues to grow
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 11:00 am
"Music Mania Mondays" is returning to Niagara County on June 26. It's looking to be a packed event with cover bands from all over the country set to perform at Veteran's Memorial Park at 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara.
'Cruisin' the Wurlitzer': North Tonawanda event combines cars & camaraderie
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 11:00 am
Each Monday from 5-9 p.m. this summer, "Cruisin' the Wurlitzer" gears up for cars, conversation and camaraderie.
Photos: 'Lewiston Landing' sign unveiled
Fri, Jun 9th 2023 07:00 am
"Lewiston Landing" has arrived at Lewiston Landing.
'Party on the Portico' returns to The Buffalo History Museum
Thu, Jun 8th 2023 09:25 pm
The Buffalo History Museum announced the return of its "Party on the Portico" summer concert series. "Party on the Portico" takes place from 6-9 p.m. on third Fridays.
 

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