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Summer savings on advance gate admission & one-price ride days for 180th Erie County Fair
Mon, Jul 1st 2019 01:55 pm
Starting today, fairgoers will be able to save money preparing for "The Best 12 Days of Summer."
GSWNY: 2019 Women of Distinction award-winners announced
Mon, Jul 1st 2019 01:55 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York will recognize nine honorees at the 2019 Women of Distinction Dinner and Awards Ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Buffalo. The public is invited to attend. To purchase tickets or be a sponsor, visit
DEC issues guidance to reduce bear-human conflicts
Mon, Jul 1st 2019 01:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos issued guidance to reduce the potential for human-bear conflicts.
Big day for Buffalo Sabres, as team acquires Jimmy Vesey, Curtis Lazar, John Gilmour, Andrew Hammond, Jean-Sebastien Dea
Mon, Jul 1st 2019 01:20 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team acquired forward Jimmy Vesey from the New York Rangers in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft.
Jacobs, school superintendents, announce passage of bills to enable better control of health insurance costs
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs was joined by representatives of four local school districts Thursday in announcing passage of legislation that would allow each one to establish an insurance reserve fund to better manage escalating health insurance costs.
Grand Island Fun Center marks renovation with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Family members that have supported Grand Island Fun Center owner Dave Glian in business have done so from the very beginning, and when Glian says "very beginning" he means fourth grade.
Zonta Club of Grand Island installs 3 new members
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Zonta Club of Grand Island President Donna Monaco, left, installed new members in a ceremony June 11 at the Buffalo Launch Club. With her, from left, are new members Martha Pigott, an associate at Hodgson Russ LLP; Beverly Kinney, Grand Island councilwoman; and Pam Barton, Grand Island town accountant.
GOP Women's Club holds annual picnic
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Women's Club held its annual picnic on June 12, hosted by Lana and Tom Redell. The main theme was "Get out to vote on Primary Day--June 25!" 2019 is the first year for a June primary election (instead of September) in New York. Informative speeches, great food and engaging conversation were enjoyed by all. Auctioneer duties were ably handled by Pete Marston, assisted by Tom Digati with Barb Nowakowski serving as cashier for the much-anticipated annual event.
Old Fort Niagara readies for 40th anniversary of French & Indian War Encampment
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara anticipates welcoming about 500 reenactors and close to 10,000 visitors over the weekend of July 5-7 for the 40th anniversary of the French and Indian War Encampment. This annual event recreates highlights from the actual 19-day British siege of the French fort in July of 1759 through history tours, cannon firings, military music, sutlers, games, dancing, musket firings and living history camps of British, French and Native reenactors.
Lewiston: Question raised on town's birthdate
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
As usual, The Town of Lewiston's seal was prominently featured on the wall directly behind Town Board members during Monday's meeting. At the bottom of the seal, of course, the year 1823 is listed as the inaugural date of the town's formation.
Lewiston Council on the Arts poised for busy 2019
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has a full docket of events and activities slated for 2019.
Work begins on VFW memorial project
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Lewiston VFW Downriver Post were in Academy Park last week to sign the contract to begin construction of the new memorial that will feature the names of Lewiston veterans.
Artpark in the '90s: Venue steadily bringing in more artists from decade of boy bands, grunge, alt-rock
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Over the past few years, Artpark has expanded its offerings to bring in more people. In doing so, venue management has cast wider nets for musical acts - including more from the '90s.
Brandon Lake drops debut single 'This Is A Move'
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 09:35 pm
"This Is A Move" from South Carolina-based worship leader Brandon Lake is being unveiled today, marking his entrance as the newest member of the Bethel Music family. The awe-inspired track was co-written with Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Tony Brown and Nate Moore. The origins of the song are personal to Lake, as they stem from his friend Micah's miraculous healing from a rare form of multiple sclerosis. The song found early support when Cobbs Leonard released it earlier this year.
New Rend Collective single 'Your Name Is Power' out now
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 09:35 pm
On the heels of "Counting Every Blessing" - marked as the biggest song of their career to date - Rend Collective is delivering "Your Name Is Power," a brand-new single available on all platforms today. The anthem of declaration and praise will hit radio airwaves on July 26.
Buffalo Sabres acquire Colin Miller from Golden Knights
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 09:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Friday announced the team acquired defenseman Colin Miller from the Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft (from St. Louis) and a fifth-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft.
Celine Dion kicks off summer with 'Flying On My Own'
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 09:30 pm
Vocal powerhouse Celine Dion premieres her new song "Flying On My Own" today - listen here. The track is the first offering from her forthcoming studio album, "Courage," due out in November via Columbia Records.
Brooke Williams channels Bruce Lee on 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' '12 Monkeys'
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 08:00 pm
Brooke Williams is sort of like Bruce Lee.
International performers return to Youngstown for intimate performance
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 04:20 pm
A 6 p.m. concert will be held by musician composers Keely Mackey (cello with looping station and effects) and Max Buckholtz (violin) at St. John's Episcopal Church, 110 Chestnut St., Youngstown, on Thursday, July 11.
WNY's best wrestlers to compete against young global stars
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 04:05 pm
Empire State Wrestling returns to St. Johnsburg Firehall, 7165 Ward Road, on Saturday, June 29, for "Temperature Rising." Pre-sale general admission tickets are $15. Tickets increase $5 on the day of the event. Front and second row tickets are sold out. Doors open at 5 p.m. with bell-time at 6 p.m. "Temperature Rising" will air live on Twitch and be recorded for ESW's streaming service partners.
Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, a '90s curator, accidentally finds success two decades later
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 03:35 pm
Mark McGrath would be the last person to give credit to Mark McGrath.
Tonic's Emerson Hart shares '32,000 Days,' stepfather's story, on new solo album
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 09:30 am
Hart recently chatted with NFP about his new work, his home outside of Nashville, and touring with his "brothers": Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra. The trio will perform in Lewiston on July 9 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" at Artpark.
Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduates Class of 2019
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 11:35 pm
Today, Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduated its Class of 2019 at Artpark in Lewiston. Below is a list of this year's senior class. 
Empower recognized for increased inclusion of people with developmental disabilities
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:45 pm
Empower, a Niagara County-based not-for-profit service provider, was awarded the 2019 Partnership Award by the Western New York coalition of the Self-Advocacy Association of New York State Inc. at Developmental Disabilities Day on Thursday, May 30. Empower received this award for its involvement of people with disabilities in its daily operations, and creation of more opportunities for them to participate in the community.
LPD Explorers, Lewiston Redemption raising funds for inclusive playground
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:45 pm
The Lewiston Police Explorers are teaming up with Lewiston Redemption Center to raise money for the new inclusive playground behind the Red Brick Municipal Building in Lewiston.
UB scientist receives federal grant for 'Jewels in Our Genes' follow-up
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:45 pm
During the "Jewels in Our Genes" study several years ago, Heather Ochs-Balcom and her team pinpointed four locations in the genome of African American women that may contain undiscovered genes that contribute to hereditary breast cancer.
Niagara Falls State Park to host BPO 'Pride at the Falls' concert to celebrate World Pride 2019
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:40 pm
Niagara Falls State Park will present the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for "Pride at the Falls," a concert celebrating World Pride 2019 and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.
DEC partners with Great Lakes states to launch regionwide 'aquatic invasive species landing blitz'
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced its participation in a campaign taking place at hundreds of water access sites throughout the Great Lakes region to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The "aquatic invasive species landing blitz" runs from June 28 to July 7, and will inform boaters and others of the risks of introducing and spreading aquatic invasive species (AIS).
Higgins: $684,000-plus for research dedicated to protecting, treating servicemembers exposed to blast-induced eye damage
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced VA Western New York Healthcare System received a $684,254 grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to pursue research on blast-induced eye damage in active military personnel and veterans.
Opportunity Fund partners with KeyBank to launch lending program for independent truckers in New York
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:40 pm
Opportunity Fund, the nation's leading nonprofit small business lender, is partnering with KeyBank to launch a program that will offer $140 million in loans to independent truck drivers in New York. This new program will bolster the state's trucking industry, boost the region's economy and replace older trucks with newer clean-burning models.
Inaugural Niagara Barbecue Brew Fest headed to Lockport
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:40 pm
The Kenan Center in Lockport is home to some of Niagara County's largest events, including the Niagara Wine and Beer Fest, 100 American Craftsmen, and now a new event: the Niagara BBQ & Brews Fest. The event will be held from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
Wheatfield Business Association awards 3 Scholarships & 2 members win awards
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:40 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association presented three Niagara-Wheatfield High School students with $300 scholarships at its previous meeting. The 2019 scholarship recipients are Nicole Guldin, Sarah LoCurto and Quinn Darlak. 
Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act becomes law
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 has been signed by President Donald Trump and is now law. The bill (H.R. 299), cosponsored by Higgins, passed in the House on May 14 and was approved by the Senate on June 12.
Corporate partners align with Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, City of Buffalo to repair Delaware Park
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:35 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy on Wednesday announced a collaborative effort in support of the turf restoration of a section of Delaware Park, which was damaged due to severe weather conditions and record race attendance at this year's Corporate Challenge.
UB sports law expert says California bill to pay college athletes runs 'afoul' of Constitution
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:35 pm
A bill overwhelmingly passed by the California State Senate that would allow in-state college athletes to be compensated would "fall afoul" of the U.S. Constitution, according to Helen "Nellie" Drew, director of UB's Center for the Advancement of Sport and a national sports law expert.
Bobby Flay heats things up on Food Network this summer with new series 'BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon,' 'The Flay List'
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:35 pm
On "BBQ Brawl: Flay V. Symon," Bobby goes head-to-head against fellow Iron Chef Michael Symon in this four-episode stunt, as Bobby and Michael coach eight of the country's most respected barbecue challengers for bragging rights. "In The Flay List," Bobby visits the culinary spots he has frequented for years with his daughter, Sophie, as they experience classic locations and dishes, with Sophie introducing her dad to her latest discoveries.
Picture perfect cuisine at NFCI
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:35 pm
Marlee McCabe wears many hats as public relations assistant at Niagara County Community College, and taking photographs at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.  McCabe is frequently seen behind the lens of her Nikon camera, capturing instructors teaching the next generation of culinary professionals, and showcasing the delicious fruits of their labor. Her images often leave people hungry for more, and NFCI said it's happy to oblige.     
Niagara-Wheatfield students awarded at The Kenny's
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:30 pm
Ten schools from Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties were recently selected to participate in the 26th annual Kenny Awards at Shea's Performing Arts Center. For Niagara-Wheatfield students it was their first time attending, and a memorable one at that. 
Wrestling stars coming to region
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:20 pm
Empire State Wrestling returns to St. Johnsburg Firehall, 7165 Ward Road, on Saturday, June 29, for "Temperature Rising." Pre-sale general admission tickets are $15. Tickets increase $5 on the day of the event. Front and second row tickets are sold out. Doors open at 5 p.m. with bell-time at 6 p.m. "Temperature Rising" will air live on Twitch and be recorded for ESW's streaming service partners. 
Wheatfield Seniors trips
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:15 pm
The following is a list of trips that Wheatfield Seniors will be taking in the coming months. 

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