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Celebrate insect life at BugFest
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 10:15 am
The volunteers of Bond Lake Park will hold their annual BugFest on Sunday, Aug. 20, at Bond Lake Park. Everyone is invited to join in from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bond Lake Nature Center on Lower Mountain Road in the Town of Lewiston.
Buffalo Rotary holding 'quazyiest' race ever
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Buffalo is holding its third annual "Duck Derby" on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Canalside. Feathered festivities commence at 11:30 a.m.; race time is 2 p.m.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshops
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops throughout Niagara County. The workshop series is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the American Legion, 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Pampering event, open house at People Inc. Marigold Senior Living in Grand Island
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 07:00 am
People Inc. Marigold Senior Living will host a pampering and treats open house event from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at 3026 Grand Island Blvd. A health presentation will be made, compliments of Grand Island Chiropractic, and includes a five-minute chair massages, spinal screenings and Graston Technique information. Additionally, products will be available for sale.
Lewiston Art Festival goes on Saturday, despite heavy rains; Sunday sizzles with drier weather
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 06:00 pm
Though local TV meteorologists called for a dry Saturday post-noon, it rained on the Lewiston Art Festival throughout the late afternoon and early evening. ... A lot.
Shaun O'Neale, 2016 winner of FOX's MasterChef, to appear at Erie County Fair
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 12:35 pm
Shaun O'Neale, winner of the FOX Network's "MasterChef," will perform at Erie County Fair at 5 and 7:30 p.m. today and tomorrow inside the Erie County Fair Cooks Building. This is his first Western New York appearance.
Nicole C. Mullen headlining Niagara Falls conference
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:30 am
On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9, Dove-award winning singer, songwriter and speaker Nicole C. Mullen will be the keynote presenter at a nondenominational, multicultural event in Niagara Falls.
History of Niagara County Fair at History Center's August Family Night
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:25 am
Learn about the history of the Niagara County Fair at the History Center's August Family Night. It will be held from 5:30-730 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the museum's Lockport site, 215 Niagara St.
Niagara Falls Water Board issues informational response to NYSDEC
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:20 am
Organization confirms that contents of sedimentation basin 5 from dewatering activities will not be discharged to the chlorine contact basin until further notice and upon functionality review and extensive evaluation of facts
UB assistant professor receives $1 million to study heart failure after a heart attack
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:00 am
A University at Buffalo researcher studying a protein involved in heart failure has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Plaza: Minor modifications set to be presented to Planning Board
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 09:00 am
Less than three weeks removed from receiving a revised residential redevelopment submission for 765 Fairchild Place, the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission expects to hear from Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino about modifications to his Center Street plaza plan.
Lake Ontario flooding update meeting in Porter
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 09:00 am
The Town of Porter will hold a follow-up meeting for lower Niagara River and Lake Ontario property owners and related interests who have been affected by the flooding/erosion conditions of this past spring. The session will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, at Porter Town Hall, 3265 Creek Road.
Hickory Stick to host David W. Kinney Memorial Charity Tournament
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
On Saturday, Aug. 19, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston will host the fourth annual Lt. David W. Kinney Memorial Charity Tournament. The day includes events open to the public, such as basket raffles, 50/50 splits, and a dinner.
Grand Island Town Board: Impasse arises over Golden Age Center staffing
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board deadlocked on a staffing arrangement for two town departments Monday.
GIFC marine operations bolstered by acquisition of new boat
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Fire Chief Chris Soluri reports that the Grand Island Fire Co. recently took delivery of a 2017 INMAR 20.2-foot rigid hull inflatable boat, powered by a Honda 135 horsepower outboard motor.
Grand Island Fire Co.: Khreis receives VFW National EMT Award
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Dave Khreis of the Grand Island Fire Co. has received a national award for his contributions in both fire service and military service.
More than 100 attend first meeting on town comprehensive plan
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 07:00 am
Islanders met Wednesday to lay the foundation for their town's zoning laws and long-term development.
Grace VanderWaal shares new song 'Sick of Being Told'
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:20 pm
Thirteen-year-old singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal shares her new song "Sick of Being Told" today. The twinkling beat-filled track, produced by Kinetics & One Love, showcases the young singer's buoyant vocal chops while delivering a new sound from her previous releases. The song serves as another look into what's to come from her upcoming debut album.
Bethel Music's Kristene DiMarco to unveil new album, 'Where His Light Was'
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:20 pm
Kristene DiMarco will release her first collection of hope-filled new songs with Bethel Music on Sept. 22, aptly titled "Where His Light Was."
Jesus Culture releases 10th album, 'Love Has A Name'
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:20 pm
Jesus Culture's new live worship album, "Love Has A Name," is available today on Capitol CMG. The album was recorded at Jesus Culture's home church in Sacramento, and features their worship leaders Kim Walker-Smith, Chris Quilala, Bryan & Katie Torwalt and Derek Johnson.
Depeche Mode releases special remix bundle of 'Going Backwards'
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:20 pm
Iconic, multiplatinum musical pioneers Depeche Mode released a digital bundle featuring remixes of their track "Going Backwards." The bundle includes 12 remixes of "Going Backwards" as well as special remixes of "Poison Heart" and "You Move." The release will be available through all digital and streaming services; fans can purchase here:
Gateway marking newest full-length album, 'Monuments,' with Fair Trade Services release
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:20 pm
Gateway will release their most recent album, "Monuments," on Sept. 15 with Fair Trade Services.
'History of the Funnies' exhibit at Carnegie Art Center
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:15 pm
On display at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda until Saturday, Aug. 19, is original cartoon and comic art in "A History of the Funnies: 1880s -2000s." Comprehensively chronicling over a century of incredible comic art history, this exhibit displays 160 pieces of the Dr. Maurie Dewey's collection.
Ortt presents Senate Liberty Medals to 3 local heroes
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt presented New York State Senate Liberty Medals to three individuals who rescued a man from his fiery car in the Town of Pendleton last November.
National Comedy Center recaps its week of comedy
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:10 pm
From July 31 to Aug. 6, the National Comedy Center presented a week of comedy performances during its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, as well as a series of conversations titled "Comedy and the Human Condition" in partnership with the world-renowned Chautauqua Institution.
Lockport EMT named FASNY EMS Provider of the Year
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 04:10 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York named EMT Brandon Sutton of the Rapids Volunteer Fire Co. in Lockport the 2017 EMS Provider of the Year. Sutton was recognized for his fast-acting heroics last September when his swift response and high level of emergency medical care saved the life of a man who was in severe cardiac arrest.
Obituary: Richard A. Mock
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:50 pm
Grand Island resident Richard A. "Monk" Mock, entered into rest Aug. 4, 2017.
White Cane Days set for Aug. 18, 19
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:50 pm
The Grand Island Lions Club will conduct its annual White Cane Days on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 18 and 19.
Town of Niagara: Fashion Outlets welcomes donations for Boys & Girls Club
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:25 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season by hosting two initiatives to benefit the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club.
US Fish & Wildlife Service addresses Northern Access Pipeline Project
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:25 pm
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a report stating it concurs with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's determination that National Fuel's proposed Northern Access Pipeline Project wouldn't negatively affect animal species during construction.
Town of Wheatfield Board awards bid for fence around former landfill
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:25 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board accepted a bid from New York State Fence for the installation of a fence around the former Niagara Sanitation Landfill on Nash Road. The landfill previously accepted waste from various chemical companies.
Make new friends at Wheatfield Family Picnic
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:20 pm
The 39th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic will provide free entertainment, activities and affordable food for the whole family to enjoy on Sunday, Aug. 27, at Fairmount Park, 3185 Steig Road.
Total solar eclipses happen every 18 months. So why is this one rare?
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 07:00 am
Total solar eclipses - when skies darken as the moon moves between the Earth and the sun - happen roughly every 18 months.
Jacobs unveils 'Veteran of the Month' program
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs unveiled a new program Thursday that will pay tribute to veterans throughout the 60th Senate District. The senator is actively seeking nominees for his new "Veteran of the Month" program, with the first recipient to be honored this October.
ESD: Ross D. Levi appointed as executive director of tourism
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:30 pm
Empire State Development on Thursday announced Ross D. Levi has been promoted to executive director of tourism. He will lead the iconic "I Love New York" tourism program and help coordinate marketing efforts to increase awareness and promote statewide tourism visitation.
PSC joins effort to raise awareness for national 811 'Dig Safely Day'
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:30 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission, to encourage residents and excavators to dig safely, joined a nationwide effort that recognizes Aug. 11 as national "811 Day" to remind New York residents to always dial 811 to request underground utility lines be marked before any digging.
Friday's Mega Millions jackpot is now $393
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:25 pm
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is now $393,000,000. The $11,000,000 jump is due to brisk sales across all 46 participating lottery jurisdictions.
Micah Tyler set to release full-length album 'Different'
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:25 pm
Texas-based singer, songwriter Micah Tyler will release his first full-length record, "Different," with Fair Trade Services on Oct. 20.
'For What It's Worth': Liam Gallagher releases new song
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:25 pm
Liam Gallagher's high-profile return has already encompassed life-affirming live shows around the world with more than 12 million streams of the lead track "Wall Of Glass," and the recent "Chinatown," which Rolling Stone compared to the Oasis classic "Champagne Supernova."
Niagara Falls Memorial to expand bariatric and minimally invasive surgery program
Thu, Aug 10th 2017 04:25 pm
A surgeon with several publications and significant research to her credit will be joining the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

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