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Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake raises thousands for new ambulette
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
The 19th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise and Clambake, held Friday, July 13, continued its tradition of lively entertainment, delicious food and leisurely sailing, all to benefit Niagara Hospice. The event raised a large amount to support the purchase of a new ambulette for Niagara Hospice. A formal check presentation will be in October at Niagara Hospice.
TobyMac drops new track 'Everything'
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
TobyMac is sharing "Everything," an unexpected new song released at midnight EST. The new, infectious tune was penned by TobyMac and will go for radio adds on Aug. 10.
Summertime DWI review shows decline in arrests
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Kenmore Village Police Chief Peter Breitnauer, and members of the Crusade Against Impaired Driving Foundation to review county DWI arrests through mid-year. He also accepted a donation from CAID to the STOP-DWI office.
Welcome to Lewiston, Monica
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening with Monica Mehta and her husband, George, at the new retail location of Monica - Jewelry Design.
Lew-Port's 'Rock of Ages' will 'melt your face off'
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Teal's Niagara Theatre Co. will produce "Rock of Ages" at the Lewiston-Porter High School Performing Arts Center on July 27-28. The show chronicles the love between wannabe rocker Drew and would-be actress Sherrie. Set to a soundtrack featuring the music of Styx, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Steve Perry and Poison, "Rock of Ages" has been called "the jukebox musical that will melt your face off."
Higgins advocates for federal funding for DL&W Terminal project
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for the DL&W Terminal in Buffalo to receive federal funding in the next round of awards granted through the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Higgins testifies before International Trade Commission on newsprint tariffs
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
Earlier this week, Congressman Brian Higgins testified before the International Trade Commission (ITC) during a hearing about the investigation on tariffs on the import of Canadian uncoated groundwood paper used in local newspaper printing nationwide.
Erie County Fair: New 'I-Hub' to promote innovation, imagination, ingenuity
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
The 179th Erie County Fair will see the debut of a newly created exhibit area with the goal of exciting Western New Yorker's about technology, engineering and the sciences. "I-Hub at the Fair," with the "I" standing for "innovation, imagination & ingenuity," will be located inside the fair's Showplace Building. The display will focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) businesses and education through daily demonstrations, interactive displays and hands-on activities.
Jim Kelly receives Jimmy V Award at ESPYS
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 09:00 am
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback and Hall of Famer Jim Kelly was honored with the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The 2018 ESPYS on Wednesday.
Lewiston residents at odds with village over potential Frontier House purchase
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 04:50 pm
The village's transaction is contingent on acquiring financing, the results of the 120-day due diligence period, as well as the comments received from the public.
VFW: Limited-edition 'Circle of Honor' coin released
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars has released its new coin commemorating the future "Circle of Honor." It is the first "challenge" coin the local veterans organization has minted and features the "Circle of Honor" project, which is being undertaken to replace the 1955 memorial at Academy Park with a redesigned and more inclusive monument.
Sanborn National Guard soldier receives new rank, new responsibilities
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 12:00 pm
Maj. Gen. Anthony P. German, the adjutant general for the state of New York, announced the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.
Collins: DOT funding to 4 area airports
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:55 am
Congressman Chris Collins on Tuesday announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has allocated millions of dollars in funding to improve the Greater Rochester International Airport, Canandaigua Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport and Niagara Falls International Airport. He said the improvements would ensure the longevity of the airports' infrastructure.
Niagara Gospel Rescue to hold 'Love Your Neighbor Bicycle Ride'
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:55 am
The Niagara Gospel Rescue announces its first "Love Your Neighbor Bicycle Ride" will take place from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Paul Anka, Wayne Newton, Howie Mandel head fall lineup at Seneca Casinos
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:35 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Tuesday announced two performances for the Seneca Niagara Events Center: Trevor Noah on Saturday, Oct. 6 (8 p.m.) and Paul Anka - "Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way!" on Saturday, Oct. 27 (8 p.m.). Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday.
'When God Becomes Real': Bethel Music's Brian Johnson to unveil vulnerable personal account of anxiety battle
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:05 am
Opening with a panic-filled breakdown that rattled him for six months in 2015, Brian Johnson's new book, "When God Becomes Real" (out Nov. 13), journeys readers through the darkest times of his life as he battled depression and anxiety head-on.
Buffalo Sabres sign Smith to one-year contract
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:05 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team signed forward C.J. Smith to a one-year, two-way contract with an average annual value of $874,125.
Presenters & attendees announced for 2018 ESPYS; Jim Kelly to be honored
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:05 am
This Wednesday, the world's best athletes and biggest stars will join host Danica Patrick for The 2018 ESPYS Presented by Capital One on ABC. The star-studded evening celebrates the best moments from the year in sports and will air live on ABC from 8-11 p.m. EDT, from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Janiga agrees to terms with Beauts
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:05 am
The Buffalo Beauts on Monday announced the team agreed to terms with forward Emily Janiga.
Study: New drug target for remyelination in MS identified by UB researchers
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:05 am
Remyelination, the spontaneous regeneration of the fatty insulator in the brain that keeps neurons communicating, has long been seen as crucial to the next big advance in treating multiple sclerosis (MS). However, a lack of understanding of how remyelination is stymied in the disease has hampered these efforts.
'Live From Daryl's House' is back
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:00 am
BMG on Monday announced a new partnership with the acclaimed television music series "Live From Daryl's House." The agreement includes worldwide rights to the complete 82-episode collection filmed from 2007-16. The show's production, which is slated to begin this fall, is to be executive produced by Good Cop Bad Cop Productions' Daryl Hall and Jonathan Wolfson, and Joe Thomas and Bob Frank for BMG.
DEC: Help prevent wildland fires
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:00 am
New York forest rangers responded to several smaller wildland fires during the past week. These were either the result of careless campfires or lightning strikes. Due to the dry conditions that prevail throughout most of the state, forest rangers remind people to be careful with fires or ignition devices. It is unlawful to leave a campfire unattended or unextinguished, and to set any fire that may endanger the property of another.
DA Flynn appointed to serve on National District Attorney Association board of directors
Tue, Jul 17th 2018 11:00 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has been selected to serve as an at-large member of the board of directors for the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). The appointment comes 19 months after Flynn was elected as Erie County district attorney.
Buffalo Sabres: O'Regan, Baptiste sign one-year deals, team inks Bailey
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres signed forwards Daniel O'Regan and Nicholas Baptiste to one-year, two-way contracts with average annual values of $874,125 and $787,500, respectively, at the NHL level.
Food Bank's 'Walk Off Hunger' event aims to entertain, educate
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 01:35 pm
The Food Bank of WNY is seeking participants of all ages for its 11th annual "Walk Off Hunger," which will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Island Park in Williamsville.
5th annual Oliver Street Art Festival presented by Project 308 Gallery
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 01:35 pm
The fifth annual Oliver Street Art Festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, August 4, on Oliver Street (between Schenck and Robinson streets), North Tonawanda. The event will feature more than 60 local artists working in various media such as painting, photography, crafts, jewelry-making and metal smith work.
Humor & spirituality retreat at Stella Center of Renewal
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 07:00 am
Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal is offering a unique weekend retreat. "LIKE A KID AGAIN: A Spirituality of Childhood for Adult-Sized Living" by Fr. Hugh Burns, OP, will be held Friday dinner through Sunday lunch Aug. 3-5.
Celebrating 10 years of Niagara USA Wine Festival in Village of Lewiston
Mon, Jul 16th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara Wine Trail will sponsor the annual Niagara USA Wine Festival in Lewiston's Academy Park on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29. It will be the 10th annual wine festival in Lewiston, promoting the local wineries in Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties along the Niagara Wine Trail USA. The festival will run from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon until 6 p.m. Sunday.
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).
DEC issues conference addresses plaintiffs' concerns on CWM
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The ongoing process on deciding the long-term operations fate of CWM Chemical Services LLC took another step forward Tuesday at the Lewiston-Porter Creek Road campus. There, Administrative Law Judge Daniel O'Connell, joined by members of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Siting Board, held a daylong pre-adjudication issues conference to evaluate community concerns over CWM's filed applications.
Town of Porter Summerfest to feature food & craft vendors, games, entertainment
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Come next Saturday, stop by Porter on the Lake for a day of family fun as the Town of Porter presents the 2018 edition of Summerfest at the town park located on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Garden Walk 2018 held at 13 sites
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The welcome mats at 13 properties on Grand Island were laid out for residents Sunday in the third annual Garden Walk.
Obituary: Sheila K. Walker
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Sheila K. Walker (née Coyle) of Grand Island entered into rest July 5, 2018.
Gathering says 'Happy birthday, Grand Island Town Hall'
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Grand Island Town Hall turned the big 5-0 this year and hosted a small birthday party Saturday to celebrate the milestone.
Grand Island Town Board: Paddles Up Niagara receives town proclamation
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued a town proclamation at its July 2 meeting in which the board "encourages all residents to attend the 13th annual Paddles Up Niagara."
Zonta Club of Grand Island awards 5 scholarships
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island awarded five scholarships at its annual scholarship awards dinner held on June 26 at the Buffalo Launch Club.
Grand Island Board of Education leadership changes at reorganization meeting
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
With the start of the 2018-19 school year, a changing of the guard took place at Monday's Grand Island Board of Education reorganization meeting.
Klock anniversary
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 06:55 am
Jo and Paul Klock of Grand Island celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. Stephen R.C. Church and a dinner at the Como Restaurant with family and friends.
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.
Porter Cup set to turn 60
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:15 pm
Get ready - the Porter Cup turns 60 this year.