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Hottest weather of the summer: AAA warns motorists of extreme heat, dangers of hot vehicles
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 09:20 pm
The heat is on! With hot and humid weather is in the forecast this week across the region, AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars.
Tops Markets exceeds goal for Children's Miracle Network campaign, raising $320,489
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 09:20 pm
Tops Friendly Markets announced its annual campaign for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) has exceeded the goal, raising $320,489. The campaign took place at all participating Tops Friendly Markets locations and ran through Sunday, July 2.
Destination Niagara USA awarded $1.2 million CARES Act Grant for outdoor promotion
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 09:15 pm
In March, the federal government awarded $1.2 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to help the Lake Ontario fishing charter industry to recover from losses suffered through the loss of business and shutdowns due to COVID-19.
Hulu orders unscripted series 'Untitled Wayne Brady & Family Project' (working title)
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:25 pm
Hulu announced a series order of "Untitled Wayne Brady & Family Project" (working title) from Fremantle and A Wayne & Mandie Creative, the joint production company founded by Wayne Brady and Mandie Taketa. A launch date on the platform is forthcoming. The season will consist of eight episodes.
Dolly Parton, NBCUniversal collaborate on 'We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You' video to promote one year until Olympic Games Paris 2024
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:25 pm
Dolly Parton, a global icon, is collaborating with NBCUniversal on the video for her new song "We Are The Champions/We Will Rock You," which will be used to promote NBCU's coverage of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 that begin one year from today.
Firefighters Association bringing 151st convention to Niagara Falls in August
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:20 pm
The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) will bring its 151st annual convention to Niagara Falls, from Aug. 8-12 at the Sheraton Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Almost 1,000 people, including volunteer firefighters and their guests from across New York state, vendors and visiting dignitaries, will attend the convention and related events.
State parks to offer extended hours at swimming sites
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will offer extended hours at state swimming facilities during the current heat wave as a way to help New Yorkers beat the heat. The extended hours will begin Thursday and continue through Saturday at select locations. This follows the governor's announcement of forecasted dangerous heat and high heat indices throughout the state.
A clinic in Buffalo is detecting - and treating - hepatitis C virus in infants
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:20 pm
A pediatric infectious disease team led by University at Buffalo faculty is screening and treating hepatitis C virus (HCV)-exposed infants. The clinic's efforts are documented in a new paper based on an 11-year retrospective chart review, published this month in BMC Gastroenterology.
$200 million in funding available for Downtown Revitalization Initiative & NY Forward programs
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $200 million in funding is available through the state's two signature downtown revitalization and economic development programs - $100 million each for round 7 of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative and round 2 of the NY Forward program, which focuses on revitalizing smaller and rural downtowns.
Higgins & Stefanik urge US Customs & Border Protection to address northern border staffing shortages
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:20 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins and Elise Stefanik, who serve as co-chairs of the Northern Border Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, are calling on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to address staffing shortages at the northern border, which they said are causing excessive delays and deterring cross-border travel.
Alzheimer's Association offers program on recognizing and understanding dementia
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:20 pm
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will offer a free education program on recognizing and understanding Alzheimer's disease and dementia from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
'Conduits of Light and Form: New and Recent Works by Lawrence Kinney and Ginny O'Brien' opening at Carnegie Art Center in September
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:20 pm
The Carnegie Art Center announced the opening of "Conduits of Light and Form: New and Recent Works by Lawrence Kinney and Ginny O'Brien" throughout the month of September at 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda.
Hochul cautions of dangerous heat conditions expected throughout state
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has cautioned New Yorkers of dangerous heat conditions forecast to impact much of the state later this week.
Heart, Love & Soul to host 18th annual recognition dinner
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 07:00 am
Heart, Love & Soul (HLS) will hold its 18th annual recognition dinner at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons at Niagara University.
Air Base to host free concert to celebrate 75th anniversary of Air Force Reserve
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 07:00 am
The 914th Air Refueling Wing is scheduled to host a free concert from 5:30-7 p.m. Aug. 24. The free event will be open to the public; however, seating is limited and only those with tickets will be allowed access. For ticketing information, go to
Paramount+ announces season two of 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' will feature first-ever 'Star Trek' musical episode
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 09:50 pm
Paramount+ recently revealed the upcoming ninth episode of season two of its hit original series "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds" will be a musical themed episode, the first ever in "Star Trek" franchise history. The reveal was made during the "Star Trek" universe presentation in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, a first look at the teaser trailer for the episode, titled "Subspace Rhapsody," was released during the presentation.
Buffalo man admits posting social media threat against local stores days after Tops shooting
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 09:50 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Rolik Walker, 25, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to transmitting an interstate threat, before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra Jr. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
Obituary: Jason J. Tambe
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 04:35 pm
Jason J. Tambe, age 53 of Niagara Falls, entered into rest on July 22, 2023, while at the Niagara Hospice House, Town of Lockport.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center introduces EMS alert system to streamline emergency services, reduce ambulances leaving county
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 04:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced the implementation of an EMS alert system designed to optimize patient hand-off procedures and establish seamless coordination with pre-hospital care providers prior to their arrival at ER 1, emergency services at NFMMC.
NYS Department of Civil Service: Online civil service examination now available to pursue public service careers as attorneys
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Civil Service (DCS) announced individuals interested in a career as an attorney in New York state public service can now apply and complete the legal specialties exam online for the first time.
Buffalo City Mission, Lloyd Taco Truck host 10th annual 'Christmas in July Luncheon'
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 04:00 pm
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission and Lloyd Taco Truck hosted the 10th annual "Christmas in July Luncheon" at the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise. The event provided nearly 200 meals, which were given to the men's ministry at the Alfiero Family Center of Hope and Promise and the women's ministry located at Buffalo City Mission's Cornerstone Manor. All meals were donated in full by Lloyd Taco Truck.
Roller Rink at Canalside opens Aug. 11
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 11:30 am
Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) announced roller-skating will return Friday, Aug. 11. In addition to regular, daily hours of operation, the Roller Rink at Canalside will again offer its popular group skate and party packages. The site will also host an activity zone with pop-up games, activities and a party tent.
President of Dong Nai Technology University visits Niagara University president
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 11:15 am
On a sunny afternoon in July, 10 Harley Davidson motorcycles rumbled onto Niagara University's campus as 18 visitors from Vietnam arrived on Monteagle Ridge to take a tour and meet with the Rev. James. J. Maher, C.M., Niagara's president.
Consumer alert: As extreme high temperatures continue NYS DCP offers tips to protect children & pets from heat stroke in hot cars
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 11:10 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is warning New Yorkers of the danger children and pets face when left in hot cars.
Historical Society receives Greater Hudson Heritage Network Supplies Grant
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 11:10 am
The Niagara History Center has received a grant of $650 from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network's Conservation Grant Program for Preservation Supplies. This grant will allow the History Center to purchase archival supplies to help preserve its artifact collection.
UB: Servant leaders are better for the bottom line
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 11:10 am
A moderate increase in servant leadership can have a significant effect on an organization's revenue, based on new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Walk celebrates life, service of Phil Haberstro
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 11:10 am
The family and friends of Philip L. "Phil" Haberstro IV, a 1965 graduate of Cardinal O'Hara High School and the founder and former executive director of the Wellness Institute of Greater Buffalo, will sponsor the third annual "Spirit of Phil" 4-mile walk.
Recognizing Disability Pride Month in Erie County
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 09:20 am
July is recognized nationally as Disability Pride Month. Here in Erie County, we have a long history of supporting accessibility and inclusion. While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, the Erie County Office for People with Disabilities (ECOPD) was added to the county charter a full seven years earlier in 1983.
Northland Workforce Training Center to launch inaugural 'Food Truck Thursdays' series
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 07:00 am
"Food Truck Thursdays" will debut at Northland Workforce Training Center, 683 Northland Ave., Buffalo. The event will run from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office 'Building Bridges; in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 07:00 am
On Monday, Sheriff Michael Filicetti announced the culmination of the week-long "Building Bridges" program. This partnership between the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the Niagara Falls Police Department was created in an effort to have youth and law enforcement officers interact in a positive environment.
'Big R': 'Halloween in July' plus Autograph Night & full card of racing
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 07:00 am
It is "Halloween in July" this coming Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway, as fans and drivers are encouraged to wear their best costumes.
'Courses in the Conservatory': Progressive dinner through Botanical Gardens
Tue, Jul 25th 2023 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens' popular dining event, "Courses in the Conservatory," returns for a fresh, summer, upscale spin on a farm-to-table dining experience from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
NYS agriculture commissioner announces applications open for FreshConnect CSA for SNAP grant program
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 06:35 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced applications are open to New York organizations for the FreshConnect CSA for SNAP program. This program will help to give Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants in New York increased access to weekly shares of fresh, locally grown produce through community-supported agriculture (CSA) initiatives by defraying up to half the cost, while also lending additional support to New York's farmers and producers.
Lindsey Stirling unveils captivating cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir'
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 06:35 pm
On Friday, dancing pop-violin sensation Lindsey Stirling released her cover of Led Zeppelin's rock anthem "Kashmir" via Lindseystomp Music.
Erie County Medical Center among nation's best for social responsibility and health equity
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 06:35 pm
Erie County Medical Center has again been recognized by the Lown Institute for outstanding social responsibility, receiving an "A" grade on the 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. ECMC achieved this honor through strong performance across metrics of health equity, patient outcomes, and value of care, out of more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide.
LeAnn Rimes to perform at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:40 pm
Be ready to embark on a nostalgic journey as Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino welcomes the legendary LeAnn Rimes for a mesmerizing performance in the Seneca Allegany Event Center on Saturday, Oct. 28 (7 p.m.). Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, July 28.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital appoints new emergency department manager
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital (MSMH) recently appointed Lindsay Gubala, B.S.N., R.N., to serve as the manager of the hospital's emergency department. She is a 20-year veteran of the hospital and holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Roberts Wesleyan College, and an associate degree in nursing from Niagara County Community College.
Kingdom Bound Festival returns to Six Flags Darien Lake
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
The Kingdom Bound Festival, one of the largest and longest-running Christian music festivals in North America, is set to return to Western New York's Six Flags Darien Lake on July 24-26 for the annual three-day music festival. Tickets and accommodation packages are available at The event is presented by Houghton University.
Buffalo man sentenced for killing bystander in shooting inside apartment on city's west side
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 28-year-old Victor M. Cramer-Williams, also known as "Bookie," of Buffalo, was sentenced his morning before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 20 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
Catholic Charities WIC to host Healthy Baby Festival in Jamestown, Kenmore, Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Expectant and young families are invited to attend one of three Healthy Baby Festival events hosted by Catholic Charities Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program this August. The festivals are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 1 at Allen Park in Jamestown; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 2 at Mang Park in Kenmore; and noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 - all at Hyde Park splash pad in Niagara Falls.

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