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Tops Friendly Markets offers over-the-counter COVID-19 at-home testing kits
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
Since the onset of COVID-19, Tops has been working to protect the community it serves. To that end, it is offering the community an at-home COVID-19 testing kit manufactured by Quidel and distributed by McKesson.
Aquarium of Niagara to offer extended summer hours & daily sea lion demonstrations
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
On Saturday, May 29, the Aquarium of Niagara will transition to a summer schedule featuring extended operating hours. Sunday through Thursday, the venue will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, it will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Extended hours will run through Labor Day.
'Big R': Ransomville loses to Mother Nature
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
For the second time this season, persistent rain and inclement weather forced Ransomville Speedway management to cancel racing action at the "Big R."
State Police, local law enforcement to crack down on impaired & reckless driving
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced New York State Police and local law enforcement statewide will increase patrols to combat drunk, impaired and reckless driving throughout Memorial Day weekend. The enforcement period runs through Tuesday, June 1.
Nikki's Chocolates to launch new products
Fri, May 28th 2021 01:40 pm
Jannell Eason, owner and founder of Nikki's Chocolates WNY, will launch new products at a market held at her shop, at 2 p.m. at 27 Chandler St., Suite 205, Buffalo. Customers will be able to taste and purchase her new chocolate caramel trifle and strawberry shortcake trifle.
2021 'Gateway Harbor Canal Concert Series' reveals lineup
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:15 pm
The "Gateway Harbor Canal Concert Series" returns this year to Gateway Harbor park in North Tonawanda. The series runs from June through August.
Niagara Pride gets set for Pride Month events
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:15 pm
June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month - a time meant to recognize and celebrate the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals. The month itself is significant as it commemorates the Stonewall riots, a flashpoint in the LGBT equal rights movement.
Obituary: Roxanna Marie Russell
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:10 pm
Roxanna Marie Russell (Angelo), aka "Ricky," "Rox" and "Roxy," born Jan. 18, 1936, in Waverly, New York, entered into eternal life on May 18, 2021.
Obituary: Thomas James Stevenson
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:05 pm
Thomas James Stevenson, born on Dec. 3, 1955, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021, at the age of 65.
Niagara Alliance Church Helps Wheatfield Lions Club serve
Fri, May 28th 2021 12:00 pm
Members of Niagara Alliance Church, located at 7041 Witmer Road, have established a ministry to help serve the Wheatfield community. Their generosity was on display recently as the assisted the Town of Wheatfield Lions maintain their property by staining their front, Ward Road sign and landscaping bed.
After Niagara County rejects plan, AL Asphalt wonders 'Where can we go?'
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:50 am
Last week, the Niagara County Planning Board voted unanimously to reject a plan for an asphalt plant at 4660 Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara. It was the latest setback for AL Asphalt, the company behind the project.
Town of Lewiston springs into summer: Parks projects, youth sports programs underway
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:45 am
As spring shifts into summer and COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, the Town of Lewiston - like many others - is getting into the action.
Healing Earth offers natural pain-relief options to customers
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:45 am
The new Lewiston business is offering an alternative to pain medications and pills. Owners Brandon Rush and Heather Belviso opened last month with an intent to help those who might be at their wits' end trying to fight inflammation or fatigue.
The Rock Music proclaims God's love is 'All Around'
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:25 am
"All Around," the latest single from The Rock Music (DREAM Records) - a collective of singer/songwriters and worship leaders from Salt Lake City's The Rock Church - is now available.
ECHDC, Be Our Guest announce summer season at Buffalo Waterfront
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:20 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and Be Our Guest on Friday announced what they called an exciting 2021 season at the Buffalo Waterfront, with activities from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Summer on the waterfront will see some new attractions, including the Buffalo Heritage Carousel, new and expanded beer gardens, international touring light exhibit and a wide variety of food options.
Obituary: Myron E. Lewis
Fri, May 28th 2021 09:00 am
Myron E. Lewis, Ed.D., of Grand Island, passed away Monday, May 17, 2021.
ABC is season's No. 1 entertainment net for 2nd year in a row in adults 18-49
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:25 pm
During the 2020-21 season, ABC ranks as the season's No. 1 entertainment network for the second year in a row among adults 18-49 (0.9/6) excluding sports programming, leading FOX by 13% (0.8/5), NBC by 29% (0.7/5) and CBS by 29% (0.7/4). In fact, ABC has delivered back-to-back No. 1 finishes based on entertainment programming for the first time in at least 25 years in Adults 18-49.
The Academy & ABC set March 27, 2022, as new show date for 94th Oscars
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:25 pm
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC on Thursday announced the 94th Oscars ceremony will move to Sunday, March 27, 2022. The show, which will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, was originally scheduled for Feb. 27.
Eight Days of Hope Buffalo & KeyBank team up to help Masten District
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:25 pm
Eight Days of Hope (EDOH), in partnership with KeyBank, will host its second annual EDOH Buffalo outreach from July 17-24, providing free home repairs on hundreds of homes in the Masten District.
Kierra Sheard-Kelly & Red Rocks Worship co-release new performance 'Something Has To Break (Live)'
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:20 pm
Award-winning artist, actress and entrepreneur Kierra Sheard-Kelly has teamed up with contemporary worship group Red Rocks Worship and Essential Worship to co-release their new performance of "Something Has to Break (Live)" (Karew Entertainment/Essential Worship/ Provident Label Group).
Higgins & Kennedy: Safety a major factor in need to replace Skyway
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy are detailing what they called serious safety factors among the many reasons for removal of the Buffalo Skyway.
Cuomo announces new guidance reminding employers New York's paid sick leave law covers any needed recovery time from COVID-19 vaccination
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced the New York State Department of Labor is issuing guidance to all employers that any necessary recovery period from the COVID-19 vaccine is covered under the state's Paid Sick Leave Law.
Suspension of road and bridge construction during Memorial Day weekend
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. Friday, May 28, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, to ease travel throughout Memorial Day weekend.
ASI reveals 8th annual Spark Award winners
Thu, May 27th 2021 09:05 pm
Arts Services Inc. celebrated the winners and honorees of the 8th annual Spark Awards, presented by M&T Bank, in a virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday. The presentation was streamed for free through ASI's YouTube page (www.youtube.com/asiwny).
Consumer alert: Division of Consumer Protection, Governor's Traffic Safety Committee warn adults to wear bike helmets
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:50 pm
The Division of Consumer Protection and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) are alerting New Yorkers of all ages of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike. A new CDC report revealed bicycle-related deaths nationally increased between 2009 and 2018, primarily among adults. Males were three times more likely than females to end up in the hospital with traumatic brain injuries.
ECDOH: Ticks thrive in warmer weather
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:45 pm
With warmer weather in store for Erie County, the Erie County Department of Health is reminding residents this is the season for ticks and the tick-borne illnesses.
City Experiences acquires Niagara Jet Adventures
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:40 pm
City Experiences announced Thursday it has closed on the acquisition of Youngstown whitewater jet boat tour experiences provider Niagara Jet Adventures.
USAN, State Parks announce completion of Third Street connector between City of Niagara Falls & Niagara Falls State Park
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:35 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Thursday announced the completion of a new pedestrian entry connecting Niagara Falls State Park and the City of Niagara Falls.
Niagara County officially opening parks for summer
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:25 pm
Niagara County will officially open its county parks for the season on Saturday, May 29. The county operates five sites: Burmaster, Krull, Oppenheim, Royalton and West Canal. All amenities in the parks, including playgrounds, shelters and splash pads - as well as the disc golf course at Burmaster Park - are ready to go.
3 fire chiefs retire from Niagara Falls Fire Department
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:25 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced the retirement of three City of Niagara Falls firemen: Battalion Chief Cliff Mayes, Battalion Chief David McGovern and Chief of Fire Prevention Jeffrey Benjamin. The retirement of these men is effective Saturday, May 29. Together, these firemen account for 87 years of experience and their contributions will last for many years to come.
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes show at Seneca Niagara postponed until 2022
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:20 pm
Due to the ongoing nationwide impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on live entertainment performances, the concert featuring Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has been postponed until 2022. A new show date will be announced once confirmed. The show had been previously rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9.
Hibbard's donating cookie sandwich proceeds to VFW
Thu, May 27th 2021 10:40 am
This weekend, when you purchase one of Hibbard's frozen sandwiches - you know, the ones with that world-famous "Original Frozen Custard" paired between The Village Bake Shoppe cookies - you'll be honoring those who have defended this country.
Erie County Fair asks: Are you ribbon worthy?
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
"At the Erie County Fair, we love to compete! Spirited competition among peers is at the heart of the fair experience. Who has the best photograph? Best jam? Biggest stalk of corn?," the venue asked this week.
Town of Niagara/Belden Center World War II service cloth to be unveiled in private ceremony
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
There will be a private unveiling of a World War II service cloth bearing the names of 148 men and women from the Belden Center area of the Town of Niagara who served in the military during World War II. The private ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 30, at the Community Center located in Veteran's Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Niagara County Fair plans to return in August
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
On Monday, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County's (CCE) board of directors voted to move forward with planning and execution of the 2021 Niagara County Fair. A detailed safety plan has been submitted to Niagara County officials for approval.
Memorial Day opening ceremony at Niagara Sailing Club
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
Despite the tragedy of their clubhouse burning and being demolished in March of this year, Niagara Sailing Club's officers, in full uniform, plus directors and membership, will hold their traditional Memorial Day opening and flag-raising ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31, at 3619 East River Road, Grand Island.
Q&A: Christina Custode finds new ways to share music, encourage youth
Wed, May 26th 2021 05:25 pm
Christina Custode is the hardest-working woman in show business - well, at least in Western New York.
Get vaccinated ... win a college scholarship
Wed, May 26th 2021 04:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced the "Get a Shot to Make Your Future" incentive for 12- to 17-year-olds to get vaccinated for COVID-19. Participants can enter into a random prize drawing and potentially receive a full scholarship to a SUNY or CUNY college, beginning May 27.
'Big R': $1,000-to-win demolition derby June 18 at Ransomville Speedway
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:50 pm
On Friday, June 18, Triple T Auto Parts will present a $1,000-to-win demolition derby following the completion of the full racing program at Ransomville Speedway.
JoAnn Falletta, BPO announce newest audio recording, 'The Four Seasons,' featuring violinist Tessa Lark & concertmaster Nikki Chooi
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:50 pm
"The Four Seasons," a new audio recording by JoAnn Falletta and the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, includes Antonio Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" featuring BPO concertmaster Nikki Chooi; and in celebration of Astor Piazzolla's 100th birthday, "The Four Seasons Of Buenos Aires," featuring violinist Tessa Lark.
 

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