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Brad Paisley, Dwyane Wade, Ellie Kemper & Jay Leno join 'America's Got Talent' as guest judges
Thu, Jul 11th 2019 03:45 pm
Country music superstar Brad Paisley, NBA legend Dwyane Wade, Emmy Award-nominated actress Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") and comedy legend and former "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno ("Jay Leno's Garage") are joining NBC's hit series "America's Got Talent" as guest judges.
Lockport CARES Homeless Shelter Chiavetta's chicken BBQ dinner
Thu, Jul 11th 2019 07:00 am
Lockport CARES Homeless Shelter will host a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue dinner from 4 p.m. until sold out on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Lockport Alliance Church, 555 Davison Road.
Regional Niagara River/Lake Erie Watershed Management Plan - phase 2 completed
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 07:15 pm
Erie County has announced the completion of the Regional Niagara River/Lake Erie Watershed Management Plan - phase 2 project, which will help guide organizations, municipalities and citizens on how to protect and improve water quality in the region.
Empire State Development: Cameras start rolling on Paramount Pictures' 'A Quiet Place Part II' in WNY
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 07:10 pm
Empire State Development on Wednesday announced "A Quiet Place Part II," the sequel to the original hit thriller directed by John Krasinski, has started production in Western New York. The film, which is produced by Paramount Pictures, is expected to hire over 400 people in the area and invest more than $10 million into the regional economy.
In Africa, coffee as a pathway to peace
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 07:10 pm
Coffee as a pathway to peace.
Professional food families face-off on new competition 'Family Restaurant Rivals'
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 07:00 pm
Food brings families together, especially families who work together running restaurants, serving up some of the best dishes across the country. But, beginning on Monday, Aug. 19 (10pm ET/PT), some of these families will compete on "Family Restaurant Rivals" to prove their recipes are better than all the rest.
7 sizzling acts hit Fallsview's stage this October
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 06:35 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort announced an October lineup of performers including comedian Craig Ferguson, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and American rock bands Creedence Clearwater Revisited, and Starship featuring Mickey Thomas.
Higgins & Reed introduce Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 06:35 pm
This week, Congressmen Brian Higgins and Tom Reed introduced the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019. The legislation would provide patients enrolled in Medicare with access to the full range of licensed services provided by doctors of chiropractic (DCs).
Niagara Aquarium Foundation elects first woman president of board of trustees
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 06:35 pm
The Niagara Aquarium Foundation has elected Julie Kianof Fink as president of the board of trustees. Fink previously served the foundation as its vice president and assumes the role as the first woman to hold the position as president.
Arts Services Initiative welcomes Alana Kelley
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 05:35 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York welcomed Alana Kelley as its new arts access program coordinator.
Battle begins as customers exit in ambush-style food competition 'Supermarket Stakeout'
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 05:30 pm
New Food Network series "Supermarket Stakeout," premiering Tuesday, Aug. 13 (10 p.m. ET/PT), is a competition where blind luck, negotiation and cooking skills are the key ingredients to success.
That's all folks: Four Seasons Cinema set to close doors in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 05:25 pm
Drop down the final credits, that's (unfortunately) a wrap.  Recently, the Tribune was informed that Four Seasons Cinema, located off Military Road and 4th Avenue, will be closing within the next month, around the first week of August or sooner. 
Believe it! Sugar Ray, BTE & Emerson Hart concert plenty of fun at Artpark; photos & video
Wed, Jul 10th 2019 02:35 pm
A smaller but peppier Artpark crowd was treated to the most fun concert of the 2019 "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series this week. Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra and Emerson Hart of Tonic had people on their feet, singing and dancing along to some of the 1990's biggest hits.
Passion sandwiching Kingdom Bound appearance in between mega conferences; Kristian Stanfill interview
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:35 pm
When was the last time you saw 40,000 youth in church?
Buffalo Sabres acquire Henri Jokiharju from Blackhawks
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team acquired defenseman Henri Jokiharju (joh-kee-HARH-yoo) from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Alexander Nylander.
North Tonawanda: Ribbon-cutting held for 600 River Road Apartments
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 04:05 pm
Those who have driven down River Road of late may have seen a massive complex being constructed across from Recreational Warehouse. That massive complex - 600 River Road Apartments - was welcomed to the North Tonawanda community Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting held at the facility.
Artpark's free family programming a hit
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 01:15 pm
Though rains threatened to spoil the party, Artpark & Company's "Free Family Saturdays" kicked off in fine fashion over the weekend. In fact, children and parents dodged some drops and came out early to make slime, a colorful mask or play with an assortment of toys atop a sandy hill.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop. The series is scheduled to begin Wednesday, July 17, at Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport, 521 East Ave. It runs from 1-3:30 p.m.
Lions seek entries for International Peace Poster contest
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
The Lewiston Community Lions are sponsoring the Lions International Peace Poster contest through the Town of Lewiston Recreation Department. Students ages 11, 12 or 13 (as of Nov. 15) are eligible to participate in the contest.
100 years of teaching excellence at NCCC
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
When Niagara County Community College was created in 1962, the original campus was located in downtown Niagara Falls at the former Nabisco Shredded Wheat plant. By 1973, NCCC had moved to its permanent location to Sanborn, at the intersection of Route 31 (Saunders Settlement Road) and Route 429 (Townline Road).
Finding a Native American dentist is rare; UB dental program aims to change that
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
Nearly 10,500 students applied to attend dental school in the U.S. this fall. Just 16 of those students are Native American, according to the American Dental Education Association.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Poloncarz announces contract agreement with NYS Nurses Association
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 05:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced an agreement on a new six-year contract has been reached between Erie County and the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA). The new pact, approved by NYSNA membership on July 3, includes raises of 2% in 2020-23, along with a raise of 3% in 2019.
'Stranger Things,' 'Spider-Man: Far From Home,' Shawn Mendes lead Teen Choice 2019 second & final wave of nominees
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:50 pm
The second and final wave of Teen Choice 2019 nominees have been announced and "Stranger Things" leads with six nominations. "Spider-Man: Far From Home," "Murder Mystery" and "The Last Summer" are the front-runners in film with three nominations each. Music artist Shawn Mendes tops the music category with three nominations.
'It Chapter Two,' 'Veronica Mars' top 'CONAN' guest lineup at Comic-Con International
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:40 pm
Conan O'Brien returns to San Diego for the fifth year in a row with a week of special one-hour star-filled shows taped during Comic-Con International. This year's shows will feature the stars of "Veronica Mars," "It Chapter Two" and "Carnival Row," plus plenty of superstar surprise guests.
UB researcher awarded grant to investigate potential smoking cessation therapy
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:40 pm
Numerous smoking cessation therapies are on the market, but actually quitting for good is still a major challenge for many smokers.
NYS: Record-breaking fishing continues on Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:25 pm
As summer officially gets underway, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos encouraged residents and visitors to explore the fishing available on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.
'Girl Scouts Love State Parks' initiative aims to get every girl outside
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:15 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York encourages girls to have outdoor experiences in Western New York along with thousands of girls in hundreds of state parks across the U.S.
New York State Parks announces 7th annual free learn-to-swim program
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the start of the seventh annual free learn-to-swim program, which will reach up to 3,000 children this summer at 26 state parks.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Come Together: pARTy at the CAM'
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:15 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting its inaugural summer happy hour, "Come Together: pARTy at the CAM," from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25. This "friend-raiser" encourages first-time and long-standing visitors to enjoy a summer evening on the NU campus.
NU turns trash into treasure
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 02:15 pm
Niagara University's "2 Good 2 Toss" community garage sale program raised nearly $1,700 this year for student outreach programs - while also keeping hundreds of reusable items out of landfills.
Tall ships in Buffalo for Basil Port of Call
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 01:45 pm
Twelve tall ships ported in Buffalo over the Independence Day weekend, making the Queen City a popular spot with locals and tourists alike. The Buffalo Lighthouse Association served as the host port organizer for the first American harbor on the route of this year's Tall Ships Challenge race series in the Great Lakes.
Poloncarz, Cannon join EC Social Services staff to cut ribbon at new Appletree offices
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Child Protective Services (CPS) children's services and adoption and specialized services units have completed a transition from their former space at 478 Main St., Buffalo, to modern, spacious new offices at the Appletree Business Park in the Town of Cheektowaga.
Stephen Curry, Tony Romo & Justin Timberlake headline all-star field at 2019 American Century Championship
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry, Grammy Award-winning musician Justin Timberlake and four-time NFL Pro-Bowler/CBS Sports NFL analyst and defending champion Tony Romo headline the star-studded field at the American Century Championship.
JCOPE posts 2018 financial disclosure statements for elected officials
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics announced it has posted the 2018 annual statements of financial disclosure (FDS) of the statewide elected officials and members of the Assembly and Senate who were in office as of the May 15 filing deadline.
Sweet Chalk Festival slated for Saturday, Sunday in Lockport
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
Art is returning to Lockport this weekend with Lockport's seventh annual Sweet Chalk Festival (July 13-14). Professional and student artists will use the municipal parking lots at Pine and Main streets as their canvases.
WNY groups receive $790,000 grant to improve health of residents of Buffalo's East Side
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
The African American Health Disparities Task Force and Cicatelli Associates Inc. have received a $790,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve health outcomes and reduce high rates of chronic disease among African Americans living along Ferry Street in Buffalo.
'Kids Baking Championship' returns this summer with a double dose of delicious desserts
Mon, Jul 8th 2019 12:30 pm
Summer fun is on the rise as "Kids Baking Championship" returns with back-to-back new episodes on Monday, Aug. 12 (8 and 9 p.m. ET/PT) on Food Network. Weekly new episodes air Mondays at 9 p.m.
Buffalo Sabres, Marcus Johansson agree to 2-year contract
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 11:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Saturday announced the team signed forward Marcus Johansson to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $4.5 million.
Holiday Inn Express throws 1st birthday party
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:05 am
A year to the day of opening, the Holiday Inn Express threw a first birthday party Wednesday.

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