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Village of Lewiston considering second Fourth Street mural proposal
Sat, Aug 21st 2021 04:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston were recently presented a revised proposal from Artpark & Company for a wayfinding mural on South Fourth Street. This one, titled "Unity in Diversity," is expected to be smaller in nature than the concept presented last month and not approved by the board.
Lifeguards training, water's running at Splash World
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 04:40 pm
Niagara Amusement Park & Splash World is getting its feet wet in the water park area of what used to be Fantasy Island.
NCDOH to provide 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine to qualifying individuals
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 03:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will provide a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments.
Statement from Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on OxyChem closure
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 03:10 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt released the following statement on Friday:
Ahead of Buffalo concert, Danny Gokey releases new album
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 03:05 pm
On Friday, three-time Grammy Award nominee Danny Gokey released his new studio album, "Jesus People," available here (Capitol CMG). Leading up to this release, Gokey has been releasing songs and music videos from the album showcasing his musical diversity and eclectic style. Throughout the project, Gokey's songs touch on love, gratitude and truth.
Bills Mafia Tailgate Sauce now at Wegmans
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 09:50 am
The Buffalo Bills and Josh Allen have teamed up with Oishei Children's Hospital to create Bills Mafia Tailgate Sauce. The wing sauce is now available exclusively at Wegmans, the "Official Tailgating Headquarters of the Buffalo Bills." Proceeds from the Bills Mafia Tailgate Sauce go straight to the Patricia Allen Foundation, which directly supports Oishei's pediatric critical care team.
Higgins & Catholic Health: $880K in American Rescue Plan funding for community vaccine outreach in Niagara County
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday announced Catholic Health has been awarded $880,000 in American Rescue Plan Funding to address COVID-19 vaccine disparities in Niagara County, particularly in Niagara Falls, where lack of access to vaccine resources and widespread vaccine hesitancy are preventing the community from reaching optimal vaccination rates.
Higgins: Further border closing 'huge mistake'
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 09:45 am
The United States is extending restrictions on travel at the Canadian border through Sept. 21. Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of both the northern border caucus and the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, released the following statement in response:
Big weekend at Artpark
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 07:00 am
Artpark & Company presents an exciting weekend of arts and entertainment, including Joe Russo's Almost Dead, Dropkick Murphys & Rancid, "Power of Niagara" and "Free Family Saturday: Art of Monsters," from Friday, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Aug. 22.
Town of Niagara delays marijuana sales; outlines plans for American Rescue Plan funding
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 07:00 am
With marijuana being recently legalized in New York for recreational use, many towns across the state are preparing for an influx of burgeoning businesses ready to sell the product. However, the Town of Niagara will not be one of those towns - at least not initially.
Skillet is 'Surviving The Game' Sept. 15
Thu, Aug 19th 2021 03:30 pm
Multi-Platinum, Grammy Award-nominated rock band Skillet announced its long-awaited, first single in over a year, "Surviving The Game" (Atlantic). The track will be sent to active rock radio and available on all DSPs as well as the Skillet.com webstore on Sept. 15. Fans can presave the single now at https://www.skillet.com/stg.
Jazz Festival fundraiser set for this weekend
Thu, Aug 19th 2021 10:50 am
The Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. board of directors will host a "Jazz in Lewiston" fundraiser event on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 27-28, at dining establishments in the Village of Lewiston. Of course, the traditional two-day street festival will not take place this year, but jazz music will still be prominent throughout the weekend. Live music will be courtesy of local jazz musicians who have performed at past Jazz Festivals.
ECDOH: 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine available to moderately or severely immunocompromised individuals
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 04:20 pm
Following last week's action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to amend to the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the Erie County Department of Health will provide a third dose for certain people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition or receipt of immunosuppressive medications or treatments.
Ray Pauley passes
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 02:25 pm
Raymond W. Pauley Sr. of Grand Island, a member of the Grand Island Fire Co., entered into rest Aug. 17, 2021.
James Taylor coming to KeyBank Center Dec. 13
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 11:05 am
Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne and his band are coming to KeyBank Center on Dec. 13 for one intimate and memorable night.
Higgins calls for funding to support staffing at US-Canada border
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 11:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is pushing for the U.S. to lift border restrictions at the Canadian border. He is urging adequate funding to support staffing levels that allow for efficient operations when the border reopens.
Tops presents Boys and Girls Clubs of Buffalo with check from Taste of Buffalo proceeds
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 11:05 am
On Tuesday, Tops presented the proceeds from the Tops Taste of Buffalo tent and prize wheel to Boys & Girls Clubs of Buffalo. Thanks to the generosity of Western New Yorkers who supported the Tops tent, $12,149.07 was raised to help the children in the community.
DEC announces first documented lake trout reproduction in Lake Erie in more than 60 years
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 11:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced a "significant milestone" for lake trout rehabilitation efforts in Lake Erie following the confirmed identification of wild fry collected by DEC's Lake Erie fisheries research unit this spring. DEC said the discovery of wild lake trout fry is a historic restoration indicator for a population that was once plentiful, but collapsed due to overfishing, habitat degradation and invasive species.
Buffalo Proud, 26 Shirts partner to unveil limited-edition apparel to benefit Buffalo City Mission
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 11:00 am
On Wednesday, Buffalo Proud and 26 Shirts unveiled new T-shirt and hat apparel to directly benefit the Buffalo City Mission. Apparel featuring the Buffalo Proud logo design will be on sale starting today. $8 from each item sold will be donated to Buffalo City Mission's programs and services.
American Heart Association: 3rd COVID-19 vaccine dose recommended for heart transplant patients, others with weakened immune systems
Wed, Aug 18th 2021 10:55 am
On Friday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended a third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems, including those who have had a heart, stem cell or other organ transplant and are on immunosuppressive treatment, or who have weakened immune systems due to disease or other medical treatment including active cancer therapy.
Peacock announces straight-to-series order of 'Field of Dreams'
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 09:10 pm
Peacock announced Monday a straight-to-series-order for "Field of Dreams" from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
'Get Plugged into Electric Vehicles' event opens to public Sept. 11
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 05:15 pm
Anyone interested in learning more about emission-free driving is invited to visit the "Get Plugged into Electric Vehicles" event Sept. 11 at the Niagara Power Vista Visitor's Center in Lewiston. The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the Tesla Owners Club of New York State (TOCNYS) will sponsor the free program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
'Rush: Cinema Strangiato' returns to cinemas with director's cut featuring revamped setlist & new bonus tracks
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:40 pm
Trafalgar Releasing and Anthem Entertainment announce Rush - Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart - are set to return to the big screen as "Rush: Cinema Strangiato - Director's Cut" comes to select movie theaters worldwide on Sept. 9.
New Adventurefuls Girl Scout Cookie joins lineup for 2022 season
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:40 pm
On Tuesday, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced the new Adventurefuls cookie will join the nationwide lineup for the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season.
Kearns to host free information drive-up events for county residents
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:25 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and the Stay in Your Home Campaign will conduct two free, confidential sessions for Erie County residents seeking assistance on residential foreclosures and zombie home prevention will be conducting "drive-up" informational events outside county auto bureaus in the Town of Tonawanda and Cheektowaga on Aug. 26 and 28.
NCCC to offer free COVID vaccine clinic
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:25 pm
Niagara County Community College will partner with the Niagara County Department of Health to offer two coronavirus vaccine clinics that will be open to the public. All eligible individuals 18 years and older may register for a time.
Mayor Brown announces BPD's B-District to hold Community Day
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:05 pm
Mayor Byron Brown announced the Buffalo Police Department's B-District will hold a Community Day celebration on Friday, Aug. 20.
Helping anxious students return to school during a pandemic
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:05 pm
With the start of a new school year right around the corner, the team of in-school social workers with Catholic Charities of Buffalo is sharing tips for parents and caregivers who may have a child who is anxious about stepping back into the classroom.
Statement of Bishop Michael W. Fisher on deadline of Child Victims Act
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:00 pm
Bishop Michael W. Fisher released this statement on Monday:
DiNapoli: Problems plague state's rent relief program; federal funds to help renters at risk
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:00 pm
Financial relief has been slow to reach New York's pandemic-hit renters because of poor management by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) in implementing the state's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), according to a new report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
'Frozen' resumes production Sept. 10 at Shea's Buffalo Theater
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 12:00 pm
The North American tour company of "Frozen," the Disney Theatrical Productions' smash hit, reunited in Buffalo on Monday and resumed rehearsals for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown.
Catholic Health to comply with NYS COVID-19 vaccine mandate
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 04:35 pm
With new COVID cases up 1000% in the New York state and the delta variant linked to 80% of them, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has asked all health care heroes who led the battle throughout the pandemic to continue the fight by getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos requires masks for indoor shows
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 04:25 pm
"Out of an abundance of caution," Seneca Gaming Corp. on Monday announced masks will be required for everyone attending upcoming indoor shows at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino. The requirement applies to all guests and staff inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center and the Seneca Allegany Events Center, regardless of vaccination status.
Madonna, Warner Music Group announce milestone, career-spanning partnership
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 03:25 pm
Madonna and Warner Music Group announced a milestone, career-spanning global partnership that includes a new agreement for her entire recorded music catalog. With global sales of over 300 million records, Madonna is the best-selling female artist of all time.
98° announces new remix playlist 'Summer of 98°' set to release Aug. 20
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 03:20 pm
98° will release a new remix playlist, "Summer of 98°," as part of their "98 Days of Summer" campaign, which is set to release on Aug. 20 from UMe. The remix EP features songs and remixes of the group's most popular hits, including "Heat It Up," "I Do (Cherish You)," "Invisible Man," "Because of You" and "The Hardest Thing," plus more fan favorites.
Cuomo announces COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health care workers; DOH authorizes 3rd dose for immunocompromised
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 02:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced all health care workers in New York, including staff at hospitals and long-term-care facilities (LTCF), including nursing homes, adult care and other congregate care settings, will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Monday, Sept. 27.
UB social work researcher receives major grant to study child neglect
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 02:50 pm
A University at Buffalo social work researcher has received a $172,000 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development that aims to resolve lingering questions raised by two competing hypotheses on the impact of neglect over time on a child's well-being.
Empower maintains CQL quality assurances accreditation
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 02:50 pm
Empower has again been awarded Quality Assurances Accreditation from CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. The notable achievement indicates Empower has developed strong organizational systems and practices that positively impact the lives of people with disabilities.
BPO teams with Western New York Families of September 11, American Red Cross to honor America's heroes
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 02:05 pm
In the spirit of healing, remembrance and honoring both the fallen and the heroes that saw America through, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, in collaboration with the Western New York Families of September 11 and the American Red Cross, Western New York Chapter, for a special performance titled "American Resilience: 20th Anniversary Commemoration to 9/11 Heroes."
KeyBank donates $1.5M to support WEDI's West Side Bazaar Project
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 02:00 pm
KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, is donating $1.5 million to support the Westminster Economic Development Initiative's new West Side Bazaar Project. This grant is part of KeyBank's $40 billion national community benefits plan and is symbolic, a press release said, of the bank's longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
 

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