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Boy George & Culture Club returning to Artpark Aug. 31
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:45 am
Grammy Award winners Boy George & Culture Club will return to the Artpark Amphitheater Wednesday, Aug. 31, for a 6:30 p.m. show. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6.
Lewiston Garden Club to host perennial sale
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:40 am
The Lewiston Garden Club's perennial sale returns to the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. This year's event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14.
Niagara University names Jaclyn Rossi vice president of institutional advancement
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, appointed Jaclyn Rossi, '08, '10, as the vice president of institutional advancement. The appointment, which follows a unanimous vote from the university's board of trustees, took May 1. Rossi has served as the interim vice president since last September.
Network in Aging of WNY presents senior health and resource fair
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:30 am
The Network in Aging of WNY is hosting a complimentary senior health and resource fair for members of the public.
Appeal 2022 'HOPE Day' is Wednesday, May 11
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:30 am
"HOPE Day," the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal, is set for Wednesday, May 11, across Western New York. The first $75,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar, with gifts from donors who wish to remain anonymous, in the ongoing effort to reach 2022's $9.5 million goal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo and the "Fund for the Faith." Appeal 2022 has currently raised $7,759,477, or 81% of its goal to date.
Elle King to perform at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on July 8
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:30 am
Elle King will perform at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Friday, July 8 (8 p.m.)
Country music world mourns loss of Naomi Judd
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:10 am
Entertainment icon Naomi Judd passed away April 30, outside of Nashville. Her husband of 32 years, Larry Strickland, will not be making any further statements. Judd's family requested privacy during this heartbreaking time.
'Big R': Ryan Susice, Scott Kerwin, Dan Schulz, Greenley George earn pole positions at 'Test, Tune, & Time'
Mon, May 2nd 2022 09:50 am
Ryan Susice from Ransomville, and Gary Lindberg from Ridgeway, Ontario, will be sharing the front row for the opening night feature for the Krown Undercoating Modifieds after setting the quick time during "Test, Tune, & Time" at the Ransomville Speedway Friday night.
DEC reminds anglers of special fishing regulations in effect for upcoming fishing seasons
Mon, May 2nd 2022 09:50 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Saturday reminded anglers to always consult the fishing regulations guide to ensure they are complying with the seasonal restrictions and waterbody-specific rules before heading out onto the water.
Evan Wright appointed community & academic engagement manager at Castellani Art Museum
Mon, May 2nd 2022 09:50 am
Evan Wright is the new community and academic engagement manager of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Using the CAM's distinguished art collection and unique folk arts program, Wright will design and manage public events and opportunities for various audiences that range from local schools, families, young adults and seniors, along with Niagara University faculty, students and staff.
County DA at 'Coffee with Chris'
Mon, May 2nd 2022 09:45 am
Niagara County District Attorney Brian Seaman will join Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 14.
High oil prices and tight supply lead to higher gas prices
Mon, May 2nd 2022 09:45 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.19, up 7 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.90. The New York state average is $4.35, up 12 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.95.
KeyBank Regional Sales Executive Gary Quenneville to retire after nearly 40 years in banking
Mon, May 2nd 2022 09:45 am
KeyBank, a Fortune 500 company with Regional Headquarters in Buffalo, announced Regional Sales Executive Gary Quenneville will retire June 1, after nearly 40 years in banking.
Lewiston's The Silo raising the roof on new season
Sun, May 1st 2022 12:00 pm
The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston opened for the 2022 season on Sunday.
Best chicken in 200 years
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 05:10 pm
Volunteers with the Historical Association of Lewiston hosted a drive-thru Chiavetta's chicken barbecue fundraiser on Saturday at the Town of Lewiston Town Hall parking lot. They were joined by elected and local business leaders. Dinners were just about sold-out when these photos were taken.
GI BOE 'Meet the Candidates Night' scheduled for May 10
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island PTA Council will sponsor a "Meet the Candidates Night" for the upcoming Grand Island Central School District trustee election.
Grand Island wins county award for its trail system
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island's system of trails, which includes hiking, bicycle and waterways (blueway trails), was honored April 22 with an environmental excellence award presented by the Erie County Environmental Management Council.
Obituary: Diana Marie (nee Clukey) Hoffmeister
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 07:00 am
Diana Marie (nee Clukey) Hoffmeister of Grand Island passed away March 21, 2022.
15 seconds to social media addiction? How TikTok is affecting college students
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:45 pm
TikTok started as a brief swipe on your phone to find endless videos, getting you captivated by 15-second-long clips of funny, charming, quick content. As the app progresses, people are getting more and more preoccupied with scrolling. It is a quick way to look at certain trends and basically what other people are up to.
Ryan, Kennedy present Rick Jeanneret with Senate resolution
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:25 pm
On Friday, New York State Sens. Sean Ryan and Tim Kennedy visited KeyBank Center, the home of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, to present Rick Jeanneret with a New York State Senate resolution, sponsored by Ryan, congratulating RJ on his upcoming retirement.
Tops reminds community of pharmaceutical drop-off locations during 21st annual National Drug Take Back Day
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:20 pm
Saturday, April 30, marks the 21st annual National Drug Take Back Day, hosted by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Ryan applauds court decision to block demolition of Great Northern Grain Elevator
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:20 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan applauded the New York State Appellate Court for its decision to halt plans by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) to demolish the historic Great Northern Grain Elevator on Ganson Street.
DEC announces new recreational fishing regulations for summer flounder
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced new recreational saltwater fishing regulations, effective immediately, for the summer flounder (fluke) season that starts May 1. DEC said these changes will provide more opportunities for anglers by extending the season a total of 12 fishing days to Oct. 9, and decreasing the minimum size limit by half an inch.
Rhett Walker is sharing 'All Joy No Stress'
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:20 pm
According to his team, "The latest single from Grammy-nominated artist Rhett Walker, 'All Joy No Stress,' shares a message that everyone needs to hear."
Tops awards $5,000 in free groceries/gas to Grand Island resident
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 06:00 pm
Tops is celebrating its 60th anniversary - and kicking off the 13th season of "Monopoly" with the return of its popular "Rip It & Bling" game. On Tuesday, Diane Gurbacki of Grand Island was awarded $5,000 in Tops gift cards, which may be redeemed for free gas or groceries.
HAL: Rare painting of Frontenac seen publicly for first time
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 05:35 pm
Dr. Michael Hess, a prominent Lockport dentist, drove to Lewiston on Thursday and shared a painting he owns with a group of enthusiastic volunteers who were astounded with the quality, accuracy and rarity of the artwork. It is the only known illustration of the French vessel Frontenac landing in Lewiston on Dec. 6, 1678, with Father Louis Hennepin aboard.
Missing kayaker identified
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 05:35 pm
Park Police have identified a missing kayaker as 54-year-old Paul Hahn of Amherst. It is believed that Hahn launched his kayak at Golden Hill State Park between Friday, April 22, and Monday, April 25l went out onto Lake Ontario, and has not been seen since.
Red Rocks Worship shows 'Things Of Heaven: The Other Side'
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 05:35 pm
Red Rocks Worship announces the release of "Things Of Heaven: The Other Side," their new project that offers alternate versions of the songs from 2021's "Things Of Heaven." Listen here to the project.
NBC Sports features NYS Canal Corp.'s fall fishing and ACE programs for second year in a row
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 05:30 pm
The NBC Sports television show "On the Water: Angling Adventures" recently featured the New York State Canal Corp.'s fall fishing program for the second year in a row.
Niagara Falls shines red for 'Future of Travel'
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 03:00 pm
On Monday, May 2, from 10-10:15 p.m., Niagara Falls will be illuminated red in support of National Travel and Tourism Week, May 1-7.
On Arbor Day, NYPA launches 'Tree Power 2.0'
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 03:00 pm
In celebration of Arbor Day, the New York Power Authority launched "Tree Power 2.0," a program for customers that provides a one-to-one match for tree plantings at customer locations to increase native biodiversity and natural carbon storage. The program expands on NYPA's ongoing environmental stewardship practices by strategically planting native trees at Power Authority customer locations throughout the state.
Mandisa's 'Overcomer: The Remixes EP' available now
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 02:55 pm
Grammy, Dove Award and two-time K-LOVE Fan Award winner Mandisa's "Overcomer: The Remixes EP" is now available across all DSPs.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops: Cameryn Zastrow named grand prizewinner of poster art contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 01:20 pm
Tops Friendly Markets and the Taste of Buffalo announced Cameryn Zastrow, a talented artist from North Tonawanda, is the grand prizewinner of the 2022 Taste of Buffalo Tops poster art contest.
Mount St. Mary Academy student awarded US Figure Skating award
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 01:15 pm
Mia Quarantillo, a senior at Mount St. Mary Academy, was awarded the Graduating Seniors Bronze Award by the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Quarantillo competes for the Niagara University Figure Skating Club, a competitive club in which the members travel and compete individually.
Restaino: ARP funding to NFPD, NFFD, local businesses to improve safety & security in Niagara Falls
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 01:15 pm
On Wednesday, Mayor Robert Restaino announced funding for the Niagara Falls Police Department, Niagara Falls Fire Department, and local business owners that will "significantly" improve safety and security throughout the City of Niagara Falls.
Can You Help: John Fiore Foundation raising funds for Grand Island's Lauren Ode
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:55 pm
This year's (sort of, almost) "Famous Wheelbarrow of Booze" proceeds will benefit Grand Island resident Lauren Ode as she continues to beat breast cancer.
Reality Check teens celebrate Earth Day with tobacco litter cleanup
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:55 pm
As an Earth Day project this year, Reality Check youth from Cataract Elementary School, LaSalle Prep and Gaskill Prep cleaned up over 375 cigarette butts and other pieces of tobacco litter around Packard Court Community Center on April 26.
Niagara County celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting in Oppenheim Park
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:50 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh joined staff from the Niagara County Parks Department to plant a tree in Oppenheim Park to celebrate Arbor Day. The Parks Department will be planting more than 200 trees this season through a forest restoration grant that is part of the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Erie Canal Discovery Center opens full-time for summer season
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:50 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center, the museum and orientation center adjacent to the historic Lockport locks, will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, from May 1 through Oct. 31.
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections up 21% in first quarter of 2022
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:50 pm
Local government sales tax collections grew by 21.1%, or $901 million, in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the same period last year, according to a report released by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Collections for the three-month period totaled nearly $5.2 billion, with growth at least partially driven by inflation, which hit a 40-year-high in March.

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