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Mighty Niagara Half Marathon & Hospice Dash 5K celebrate milestone
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 01:00 pm
It was a special year for The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Hospice Dash 5K. The milestone was acknowledged by custom gold medals awarded to every finisher of the 5K.
Jacobs secures $500,000 for infrastructure improvements in Hamburg business district
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 12:50 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $500,000 in capital assistance monies in the current state budget to support a major overhaul of the Village of Hamburg's municipal parking lot behind Main and Buffalo streets. The lot, which serves the village's central business district, will be reengineered with a more efficient design and a new drainage system to go along with new paving.
Teams set for 'Jeopardy! All-Star Games' after first-ever live draft
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 12:45 pm
The six teams of elite "Jeopardy!" contestants set to face off in the upcoming "Jeopardy! All-Star Games" were selected Saturday at a live draft event at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. The six team captains - Colby Burnett, Buzzy Cohen, Julia Collins, Ken Jennings, Austin Rogers, and Brad Rutter - selected their draft positions at random.
TobyMac's 'HITS DEEP Tour' to hit 34 arenas with 2019 return
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 12:45 pm
TobyMac's popular "HITS DEEP Tour" will trek 34 stops nationwide in 2019 with Jeremy Camp, Jordan Feliz, Ryan Stevenson, We are Messengers and Aaron Cole.
Stars Go Dim releases 'Better' EP
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 12:40 pm
Curb | Word Entertainment pop artist Stars Go Dim released their EP "Better" on Friday. The six-song EP is available now at all digital formats.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to celebrate Emergency Room Nurses' Week
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 12:40 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital is celebrating Emergency Room Nurses' Week from Oct. 7-13. The national week recognizes the effort and dedication of nurses who work in emergency departments across the country.
Wonderful weekend: Harvest, Wildlife festival photos
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 09:45 am
It was the right mix of sun and fun that brought people in droves to both the Harvest & Hops Festival in the Village of Lewiston and the neighboring Wildlife Festival at the New York Power Authority.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to host free mammography day on Oct. 13
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 07:00 am
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a free mammography screening from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the hospital, 5300 Military Road in Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducts diabetes education classes in October
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host its diabetes education program, titled "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes." This series of two classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Friday, Oct. 12.
Ina Garten, 'Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro' return for 3rd season
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 07:00 am
Ina Garten, the "Barefoot Contessa," returns for a third season of "Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro" this fall on Food Network. Hosted by Ina from her home in East Hampton, the new season premieres Sunday, Oct. 21 (12:30 p.m. all times ET/PT), and includes cameo appearances by a roster of legendary chefs and special guests.
Regional leaders to discuss future of health care industry
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 07:00 am
Leaders from the region's top health systems, insurers, physician groups and community health organizations will come together on Oct. 26 for an all-day forum to discuss the current state and future of health care.
Autumn Fest ahead in Sanborn
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 07:00 am
On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7, the Sanborn Business Association will present Autumn Fest in Sanborn at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum grounds, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Village of Lewiston recognizes community leaders; resets safety, fee regulations
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Mayor Anne Welch and the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees issued proclamations to several community leaders on Monday. The awardees were lauded for recent beautification efforts on Center Street. Those honored included members of the Garden Club of Lewiston, the Lewiston Beautification Commission, Samuel and Judy Talarico, Gary Hofing of Lewiston Plaza (Rite Aid), Anthony DiMino of Lewiston Tops/CVS Plaza, and Fran and Marie Williams.
Wear-n-Share opens at Lew-Port
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Officials from Lewiston-Porter helped cut the ribbon on a new clothing closet located on the Lew-Port campus.
Obituary: Gregory J. Hejmanowski
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Gregory Hejmanowski, 78, died on Aug. 23, 2018, at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, following a decade-long battle with Parkinson's disease.
Grand Island Town Board to investigate moving Town Hall to Cannon Design
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board will undertake an assessment of the Cannon Design building in a process to consider whether or not to acquire the property and make it the new Grand Island Town Hall.
Grand Island Town Board: Comprehensive plan approved
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
After passage of the 2018 Town of Grand Island comprehensive plan, Deputy Town Supervisor Jim Sharpe said the 25 people who participated in the plan process "can now say, 'We have now made a mark on our community that will be dealt with for the next 20 years.' "
Veronica E. Connor Middle School: 50th anniversary celebrated
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
On Veronica Connor's 108th birthday, the Grand Island Central School District celebrated the 50th anniversary of the middle school that bears her name.
HS football: Jamestown hands Niagara-Wheatfield first loss
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 12:55 am
After a 3-0 start to the season, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team was finally handed its first loss from Jamestown, Friday night. The Red Raiders defeated the Falcons, 26-14.
New York state announces Arbor Day poster & artwork contests
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of DEC's annual 2019 state Arbor Day poster and artwork contests.
Elton John & Universal Music Group strike global partnership across recorded music, music publishing, merchandise, brand management & licensing rights
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:30 pm
Rocket Entertainment and Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced a significant new agreement to provide Elton John, one of music's most iconic artists and the most successful male solo artist in U.S. Billboard chart history, the industry's best resources and expertise across recorded music, music publishing and licensing rights.
Msgr. Martin high school football returns to New Era Field
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:25 pm
Regular season high school football is back at New Era Field. Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced a three-game slate of Monsignor Martin action that will kick off with a rivalry matchup between St. Joe's and Canisius on Friday, Sept. 28.
'Dancing with the Stars' returns with two-night season premiere
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:05 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" is back with a new cast of 13 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor on a special two-night premiere. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, Monday, Sept. 24 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. The show will kick off with an opening number featuring the full cast dancing to Erin Boheme's "I Won't Dance," choreographed by the show's own Emmy-winning Mandy Moore.
Tim Timmons debuts new single, 'I Belong,' featuring Amy Grant
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:05 pm
Grammy and Dove Award-nominated songwriter and artist Tim Timmons debuts his latest single today. Titled "I Belong" and featuring Amy Grant, the upbeat and anthemic song can be found on all digital formats by clicking HERE. "I Belong" is also featured on Spotify's "New Music Friday" song list.
National Grid urges preparation, safety with strong winds expected to impact portions of WNY
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:00 pm
Much of Western New York is forecast to see strong and potentially damaging winds today, and National Grid is preparing its storm response plans and urging customers to be safe and ready. The company will staff all of its crews in the region with electrical and forestry workers into the evening in the event the winds cause power outages.
New York Power Authority: Memorandum of understanding for continued partnership with Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:00 pm
The New York Power Authority announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to help Puerto Rico rebuild its power grid, organize and maximize efficiencies in its utility operations, and prepare for future severe storms.
ESD announces seven finals judges for 43North 2018 competition
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 04:40 pm
Empire State Development announced the panel of finals judges that will determine the prize money for the fifth annual 43North startup competition. The esteemed group of judges will evaluate pitches from 10 finalists on stage in front of a live audience at Shea's Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. The judges will award one top startup 43North's $1 million grand prize with seven other competitors receiving $500,000 prizes.
Country singer Josh Turner realizes dream come true with forthcoming album
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 04:40 pm
Multi-Platinum-selling country singer Josh Turner's "I Serve A Savior" will release on Oct. 26, adding a new dimension to the Grammy nominee's already acclaimed career. The faith-based collection includes handpicked hymns, alongside brand-new originals and live recordings of some of Turner's most memorable hits, including "Me and God" and "Long Black Train."
Applebee's throughout Buffalo area to celebrate 'National Good Neighbor Day'
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 04:40 pm
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations throughout the Buffalo area will celebrate National Good Neighbor Day by assisting local organizations within their communities. Throughout the month of September, Applebee's employees will participate in various supply drive and volunteer opportunities to help make a positive impact in the communities that they serve and to honor the holiday, which takes place on Sept. 28.
Lewiston: Head outdoors this weekend to annual Harvest & Wildlife festivals
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 04:00 pm
We recommend taking a trip to Center Street to check out the annual Harvest Festival - which, this year, is adding a hops element. On Saturday and Sunday, a plethora of top craft vendors will have unique items for sale. At the same time, Lewiston's finest eateries will offer special food and drink offerings to complement both the festival and the season.
Obituary: Janice L. Previte
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 03:20 pm
Janice L. Previte, 55, of Lewiston, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo after a six-month battle with leukemia.
Buffalo Zoo rhino pregnant through artificial insemination
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has accomplished another successful artificial insemination of its greater one-horned rhinoceros, Tashi, who is expected to give birth in Summer 2019. In 2014, the Buffalo Zoo made history as the first organization to use artificial insemination to produce a greater one-horned rhino who survived past early infancy. That rhino, Monica, now lives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where she is part of a breeding program and is anticipated to produce many offspring of her own.
Niagara Falls: Hyde Park Blvd. traveler advisory
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 03:00 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation on Thursday announced a road closure has been scheduled on a portion of Hyde Park Boulevard (NY Route 61) in the city of Niagara Falls to conduct railroad maintenance.
Buffalo Bills to host Unyts blood drive at New Era Field Oct. 2
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:40 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Unyts have teamed up to host a One Buffalo community blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 2, inside the Dunn Tire Club at New Era Field. The event will give presenting donors an opportunity to spend part of their Tuesday in the stadium in the Dunn Tire Club. All donors will receive a pair of One Buffalo socks, and have a chance to meet Bills and Sabres alumni.
Original 'Veronica Mars' episodes to air on Hulu
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:30 pm
On Thursday, Kristen Bell confirmed "Veronica Mars" will return to TV as part of the Hulu Originals slate in 2019. She said fans will be able to watch all past episodes on Hulu beginning in summer 2019.
Boy Scouts of America Troop 82 provides hot meal to Lockport's homeless
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:30 pm
Lockport Boy Scout Troop 82 recently provided a hot meal at the Lockport CARES Emergency Homeless Shelter, located at 188 Genesee St., Lockport. Pictured outside the shelter, representatives of the BSA Troop are seen holding the meal that the Troop supplied. From left are Scouts Parker, Ian and Joe.
Rumsey Shelter House restoration kicks off
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:30 pm
Officials from the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, joined by Bank of America, The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund and several dignitaries, kicked off restoration of the historic Rumsey Shelter House on Thursday.
Office of Mental Health recognizes Community Network in Niagara County for 'extraordinary suicide prevention efforts'
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:25 pm
The Community Network of Care for Children and Families in Niagara County, a collaboration of school districts and mental health stakeholders in Western New York, has been honored by the New York State Office of Mental Health for advancing suicide-safer settings in school districts across the region.
Regan Intermediate students learn 'The Power of Yet'
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:45 pm
At Starpoint's Regan Intermediate School the theme of the year is the Power of Yet.  Principal Monica Daigler said it's all about the growth mindset.