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State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee releases 2019 schedule
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:20 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has released its schedule of remaining 2019 meetings.
Mallary Hope unveils rawest form of herself with 'Out Of My Hands'
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:20 pm
Singer/songwriter Mallary Hope announced her debut full-length project, "Out Of My Hands," will release on April 26. Hope's first-ever full-length project, the 17-track album sees the Georgia native in her rawest form, with themes of identity and self-worth woven throughout each inspired song.
Ina Garten returns with brand-new menu of spring dishes in 'Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro'
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:20 pm
Ina Garten, the "Barefoot Contessa," opens her home for a new season of recipes, tips and tricks for home cooks in the return of "Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro" this April.
Memorial event to help area residents 'Get Back on Track' for better health
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host a "Get Back on Track" event from 12:30-2 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby of the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St., Niagara Falls.
Influencers drop 'Believe Again,' building to full album debut
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
"Believe Again" is available now, marking the latest drop from the worship group Influencers. The diverse set of voices continues to release new music ahead of a full album unveiling later this spring.
Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee announces Greenway awards
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee announced eight new awards totaling approximately $2 million for beautification and improvement projects along the Buffalo and Erie County portion of the Niagara River Greenway.
Worship leader Mack Brock makes inspired return with critically acclaimed 'Covered'
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Mack Brock has released his latest, "Covered." Documenting the five-time Dove Award nominee's own hopes, dreams, fears and anxieties in the midst of uncharted territory, the EP has earned the praise of critics, with Hallels dubbing the compilation "everything we have grown to love about Mack: heartfelt Christ-centered songs sung in his inimitable signature style."
Monumental Women of WNY headed to Erie County
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz joined Executive Director of the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women Karen King, county legislators and members of the Monumental Women of WNY as the committee presented an update on the progress of the Monumental Women of WNY project.
BPO announces staff promotion for Wendy Diina
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Executive Director Daniel Hart announced Wendy Diina was promoted to the senior staff leadership team, with the new title of director of special projects and associate director of development.
USA Niagara approves general project plan and construction contract for 'Cataract Commons'
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met Thursday and approved the general project plan and a construction services contract for the Cataract Commons Civic Project, a proposed public open space facility or "commons" space located on Old Falls Street in downtown Niagara Falls.
Niagara University 'Takes Back the Night' on April 4
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara University is inviting the community to "Take Back the Night" on Thursday, April 4, through participation in an annual event that aims to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms.
Empire State Development announces multi-sector trade mission to Israel
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Empire State Development announced Global NY will lead a trade mission to Israel from March 25-28. Global NY is New York's gateway for both local businesses interested in exporting internationally and foreign businesses looking to invest in New York. The trade mission will strengthen economic ties with Israel by helping to increase exports and the number of businesses that export in New York.
State of Lake Erie meeting features warm & cold fisheries status, barotrauma, how to inspire environmental stewardship in youth
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will present the annual state of Lake Erie meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Southtowns Walleye Association Club House, 5895 Southwestern Boulevard, Hamburg. The event is open to the public and is held in cooperation with Assemblyman Sean Ryan and the Southtowns Walleye Association of WNY.
Pinnacle Community Services to 'Paint the County Blue' for child abuse prevention in April
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:15 pm
Pinnacle Community Services announces "Paint the County Blue," a child abuse prevention awareness initiative to commemorate April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The agency will hold three painting parties across Niagara County, and will also distribute "Pinwheels for Prevention" to anyone interested in displaying a pinwheel to show their support for child abuse prevention.
AAA WCNY member appreciation trip revealed
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 05:00 pm
AAA Western and Central New York announced its 2020 member appreciation trip, a European river cruise that will sail to Paris and Normandy with AmaWaterways aboard AmaLyra.
Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield annual pancake breakfast, basket raffle
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:45 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield will host its annual Pancake Breakfast and Basket Raffle on Sunday, March 24, at the American Legion Post, 6525 Ward Road, Town of Wheatfield. This is in conjunction with New York State Maple Weekend,   
Graphic communication students take top three places at NFADA poster contest
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:45 pm
Niagara Career and Technical Education Center Graphic Communications teacher Karen Krull recently had a lot to be proud of. Three of her students took the top three spots for the Niagara Frontier Automobile Buffalo Auto Show Poster Contest in the BOCES Division. 
SUNY's 'Got Your Back' with NCCC
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association, the NCCC Wellness Center, Student Life, and Student Housing are partnering with SUNY's Got Your Back to help stuff comfort bags for victims and survivors of violence.  
Brauer named SkillsUSA Adviser of the Year
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:40 pm
Congratulations was extended to Orleans/Niagara BOCES' project based engineering teacher, Scott Brauer. Brauer, who teaches at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, was named the SkillsUSA New York Area 1 Adviser of the Year. 
N-W hoops hosts end-of-the-year banquet
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:30 pm
After compiling one of the best seasons in over 10 years, the Niagara-Wheatfield boys basketball team gathered for one final hoorah. 
Klipfel honored with Girl Scout Gold Award
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:20 pm
Nora Klipfel, a North Tonawanda student, was recently awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award.  
NT visual artist honored
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:20 pm
The North Tonawanda City School District's Department of Fine Arts was recently proud to announce that one of its own visual artists will have a work shown at the famous Albright Knox Art Gallery. 
Phelps announces candidacy for NT city clerk-treasurer
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:15 pm
Nicholas Phelps will be seeking election for city clerk-treasurer this upcoming fall. Phelps has been a lifelong resident of North Tonawanda where he and his family just purchased their first home.
Wheatfield promotes autism and special needs awareness
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:10 pm
In February 2018, the Town of Wheatfield adopted the New York state "ThinkDIFFERENTLY" initiative to assist individuals and businesses communicate with, provide for, and support individuals living on the autism spectrum and those with special needs. 
Additional portable traffic control devices coming to Town of Niagara
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:05 pm
Residents of the Town of Niagara can expect more traffic control devices coming soon to their municipality. 
Niagara-Wheatfield hosts active-shooter training drill
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:05 pm
Last Friday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District hosted a full-scale emergency training and active shooter drill at West Street Elementary School.
Witmer Road subdivision preliminary plat approved in Wheatfield
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 01:00 pm
Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its second meeting of the month, which resulted in the approval of a preliminary plat for the proposed Witmer Road subdivision. 
Buffalo Sabres Hockey School returns for second year
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the Buffalo Sabres Hockey School powered by Academy of Hockey will return for its second year this July, offering four weeklong sessions open to boys and girls of all skill levels.
Nearly 100 million Americans will embark on family vacations this year
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:30 pm
From coast to coast, families are gearing up for another year of exciting travel adventures with their loved ones. According to a recent AAA Travel survey, nearly 100 million Americans - 4 in 10 U.S. adults - are planning to take a family vacation in 2019, slightly more than last year. Spring and summer road trips will top many of these families' vacation plans.
'Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show' headed to North Tonawanda
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:30 pm
"Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two Woman Show" will appear at The Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, at 3 p.m. Sunday April 14. Tickets, priced at $38, $48 and $58. can be purchased online at or by calling 716-692-2413.
Former Niagara County spokesperson Christian Peck joins Medaille team
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:30 pm
Christian W. Peck, who served as public information officer and chief spokesperson for Niagara County's government for the past decade, took on the newly created role at the 2,200-student college. He will become the primary contact for local non-sports media effective immediately.
Niagara County announces new web portal for civil service exam applications
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:25 pm
Niagara County announced it has implemented a new, web-based civil service examination application process. The new portal allows prospective employees to fill out civil service examination applications via the internet. The site replaces the hardcopy paper applications used in the past.
Buffalo to welcome Phil Collins
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:00 pm
One of the world's most acclaimed hitmakers, with over 100 million record sales and an unstoppable catalogue of No. 1 albums, Phil Collins returns to Buffalo this fall.
Kane Brown to headline Gusto Grandstand at 180th Erie County Fair
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 12:00 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society on Thursday announced Kane Brown was added to the 2019 Gusto Grandstand lineup at the 180th Erie County Fair. Brown will take to the stage at 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12. General admission tickets will be priced at $55; reserved seats are $75/$90, and go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28.
Blackhawks, Flyers, Sabres & Lightning headline 2019 NHL Global Series
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 11:00 am
The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, in conjunction with Live Nation Sweden, on Thursday announced the Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning will participate in the 2019 NHL Global Series.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation plans reverse draw fundraiser to honor Sr. Nora Sweeney
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation will hold its annual $1,000 reverse draw dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, March 27, at The Wurlitzer Building, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda. Sister Nora Sweeney, DC, social worker at the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center, will be honored for 10 years of service to those in need.
Kearns to host spring disability awareness event
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 07:00 am
Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns and the Erie County Office for the Disabled will hold a special Disability Awareness Outreach Day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 30, at the Erie County Auto Bureau in the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road. Persons interested may utilize the Dipson movie theater entrance located at the backside of the mall.
'Summerific' coined to describe 180th Erie County Fair
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Fair has chosen a fun, creative word to describe the "Best 12 Days of Summer" in Western New York. "Summerific" has been announced as part of the launch of the fair's 2019 branding initiative.
'Coffee with Chris' on April 6
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio has scheduled his next "Coffee with Chris" event for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at Power City Eatery, 444 Third St.
'Duff Takes the Cake' with showstopping cake creations on new Food Network series
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 05:10 pm
For years, Duff Goldman has designed top-tier cakes for renowned clients - desserts that are beyond their wildest imaginations. Now, the "Ace of Cakes" star is using his artistry to create amazing, showstopping cakes for deserving people on "Duff Takes the Cake."

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