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Mayor's Park Playground, kid-designed, volunteer-built
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
A new addition for the community surrounding Mayor's Park in North Tonawanda, which all kids and families will want to utilize, is now complete and open for kids of all ages and abilities.
Seneca Niagara Casino: $40M 'Seneca Arrival Experience' now open
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 11:20 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp. officials invited the media to tour the hotel side of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Thursday. They officially unveiled a $40 million renovation of the Seneca Niagara Event Center, hotel front entrance and mezzanine, and The Lobby Bar. Outside, the grounds have new landscaping and statues, additional lanes of traffic, new parking lots, and a brand-new staging area for outdoor concerts.
Rick Springfield brings 'Jessie's Girl,' Tommy Tutone & Loverboy to Artpark
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 02:50 pm
"Tuesdays in the Park" boasted a triple-bill with Tommy Tutone, Loverboy and headliner Rick Springfield. The "Best in Show" tour offered more than three hours of high-energy performances, complete with a smorgasbord of hit songs and some unexpected fan interactions.
Unyts is now ConnectLife
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 12:15 pm
Unyts, the only local organ, eye, tissue and blood donor services network, announced Thursday it rebranded to ConnectLife and moved its headquarters to Williamsville.
Out with a bang: Old Fort Niagara's 'War of 1812 Encampment' features evening battle
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 12:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara is hosting its final reenactment of the season, the "War of 1812 Encampment," on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at the National Historic Landmark in Youngstown. This encampment portrays the British attack on Fort Niagara during the American occupation in December 1813, and includes a special evening battle and daily activities for all.
Evren joins primary care team at Golisano Center
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:55 am
Sevan Evren, D.O., has joined the primary care team at the Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Center, located in the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St.
NYS Speaker Heastie visits New Era Field on his 2019 statewide tour
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:50 am
New York State Speaker Carl Heastie on Tuesday continued his annual statewide tour with stops at New Era Field in Orchard Park, Lackawanna City Hall and the Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub in South Buffalo. He was accompanied by Assemblyman Pat Burke.
Niagara County to hold career fair in North Tonawanda
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:50 am
The Niagara County Workforce Development Board and Niagara's WorkSourceOne will hold a career fair from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Wurlitzer Events, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.
Study: Air pollution can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack of cigarettes a day
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:50 am
Air pollution, especially ozone air pollution that's increasing with climate change, accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy receives $3 million Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation grant
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation awarded it a $3 million grant, supporting key initiatives for the City of Buffalo's signature park system.
Free emergency training in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:25 pm
readMedia: New York National Guard troops, in cooperation with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), will present a free disaster preparedness class at the Niagara County Crossfire Community and Emergency Services Training Academy in Ransomville on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
AARP opens new outdoor fitness park in Buffalo at Horace 'Billy' Johnson Park
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:25 pm
AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel recently opened an AARP-sponsored outdoor fitness park in Buffalo's Horace "Billy" Johnson Park - the fifth such park to open in the U.S., and the only one planned in New York.
Museum of disABILITY History 'Kids Day' event encourages inclusion for all ages & abilities
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:15 pm
Before the summer ends, the Museum of disABILITY History will host "Kids Day" from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at 3826 Main St., Buffalo. The family-friendly event encourages inclusion for all ages and abilities in the community. It will include guest appearances from Justice League of Western New York, princesses from A Dream is a Wish Entertainment and visitors from Buffalo Furries. Activities include: Crafts, free food, face-painting and free museum gallery tours, among other happenings.
Fan Appreciation Night this Friday at Ransomville Speedway
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:15 pm
This Friday night, Ransomville Speedway will salute the fans in the stands on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Firth Jewelers and Relco Systems.
43North announces its 2019 semifinalists
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:15 pm
43North's judges have whittled more than 500 applicants to 129 semifinalists for 43North's sixth annual $5 million startup competition. As judges reviewed the applications, they emphasized compatibility with Buffalo, company traction, team quality, and previous capital raised, officials announced.
Carriage House Players announce 2019-20 season; productions at Kenan Center's Taylor Theater
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
The Carriage House Players recently announced its 2019-20 theater season, to be staged at the Taylor Theater in Lockport.
Lyft expands 'Wheels for All Grants' program to continue supporting local nonprofits in Buffalo with free or discounted rides
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
Lyft, whose mission is to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation, recently announced the expansion of its "Wheels for All Grants" program to support the work of Buffalo-area nonprofit organizations focused on building connected, stronger, more equitable communities.
Buffalo conference to focus on living well with dementia
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
An educational conference for those living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or the early stages of dementia is being planned for Aug. 24 in Buffalo.
Canisius College receives grant to provide exercise program for children with autism spectrum disorder
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
Canisius College was awarded a $25,000 grant to support "The GRIFFit High-Intensity Exercise Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Western New York" from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Legacy Fund administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
Head to a fair & find a job: AAA now hiring in preparation for fall & winter
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
AAA Western and Central New York is now hiring. It has a number of job openings for full-time roadside assistance drivers, contact center associates and driver training associates.
'America's Got Talent' reveals first 12 acts headed to Dolby Theatre for start of live shows
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:15 pm
"America's Got Talent," summer's most-watched show, heads to the Dolby Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 13 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) for the start of season 14 live shows. America will now decide who moves forward and who will capture the ultimate prize.
E-ONE onsite interview event
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
E-ONE, Western New York's local manufacturer of stainless steel fire trucks, is hosting an onsite interview event this Thursday, Aug. 15. E-ONE has a number of open full-time positions within its manufacturing and factory service departments. Job seekers interested in a career building powerful vehicles for everyday heroes are encouraged to bring their resume and stop by.
Strates sets single-day record at Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The James E. Strates Shows announced that it has reached an all-time, single day gross revenue record at the Erie County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10. This single day milestone was just one day of a record-breaking opening weekend in Hamburg, as the Strates Shows celebrates its 95th year providing the amusements at the Erie County Fair. Gross revenues for the Strates Shows midway are trending 25% over 2018 number.
Test drive an electric car at Niagara Power Vista
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
Ever wonder what it's like to drive an electric car? The New York Power Authority invites readers to come to the Niagara Power Vista on Saturday, Aug. 24, and find out.
'BH90210' posts highest-rated summer series debut in more than 2 years
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The live + 3 day ratings for the launch of "BH90210" are in, and its 2.1/11 L3 among adults 18-49 marks this summer's highest-rated series debut, as well as the No. 1 summer series premiere in more than two years. "BH90210" delivered 6.1 million multiplatform viewers and now ranks as FOX's most-streamed summer debut ever.
Skillet's 'Victorious' debuts at No. 1
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
Multi-Platinum-selling Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet are celebrating the No. 1 debut on both the top rock and Christian SoundScan charts for their new LP, "Victorious." The album also entered at No. 3 on Billboard's top current album chart, and Top 20 (No. 17) on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
'Trucks at the Tracks' happy hour planned for Niagara Falls Train Station
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The public is invited to eat, drink, dance and mingle at the first "Trucks at the Tracks" happy hour celebration from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, outside the Niagara Falls Train Station (825 Depot Ave. W.).
ECHDC board approves contracts to move Buffalo's Outer Harbor projects forward
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met and approved three contracts that will move projects forward on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The contracts will provide for the architectural and engineering design for projects emphasizing recreation in three unique waterfront zones: First Buffalo River Marina; the vast acreage between Wilkeson Pointe and Bell Slip; and Terminal B.
David Leonard set to release 'The Wait: Silence The Noise' on Aug. 30
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
David Leonard, formerly one-half of the Grammy Award-nominated duo All Sons & Daughters and a former touring member of acclaimed band NEEDTOBREATHE, released his solo debut, "The Wait," earlier this year - and to much praise. On Aug. 30, Leonard will release "The Wait: Silence The Noise," a collection of "The Wait" songs newly recorded where the lyrics become the focus. The first song, "Know Your Heart," is available now along with the preorder HERE.
PHOTOS: Artpark Percussion Garden in bloom again with 'Bridges' garden
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 12:45 pm
The Artpark Percussion Garden is annually in bloom. Each year, new interactive installations come to life and add a fresh dimension to the scenic area of the park. The latest piece is a sculptural collaboration titled "The Artpark Bridges Garden." It opened Monday.
23rd annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara to benefit individuals with Down syndrome, GiGi's Playhouse of Buffalo
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:50 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc. announces its 23rd annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara, WNY's Down Syndrome awareness walk of Buffalo and Niagara County. The event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, as part of the Niagara County Peach Festival parade in Lewiston.
'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Riverdale,' 'Spider-Man: Far From Home,' 'Stranger Things,' BTS score at Teen Choice Awards
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:10 am
The star-studded event featured performances by OneRepublic, Blanco Brown, Mabel, Monsta X, CNCO, Jordan McGraw with special guest Sarah Hyland, Johnny Orlando, Jacob Sartorius, Zhavia, and Hayden Summerall.
Kevin Harvick wins Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on NBCSN
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:05 am
Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon on NBCSN for his second win of the 2019 season.
AAA: Pump prices continue to drop; Motorists enjoy lower prices for final weeks of summer
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:00 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.65, down 6 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.86. The New York state average is $2.84, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $3.01.
Gooch presents donation to Gold Star Moms
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 09:35 am
On Thursday evening, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch of Wheatfield presented a donation to a veterans military families support organization.
PHOTOS: Winners announced at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed the winners of the 2019 Lewiston Art Festival.
Nate McMurray announces 2020 bid for Congress in letter to supporters
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:35 am
Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray released the following on Saturday:
Niagara County honors Purple Heart recipients
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:25 am
Niagara County's Purple Heart recipients were honored Wednesday evening at a special ceremony organized by the office of Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski.
National Fuel reminds customers to 'Call Before You Dig'
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:20 am
In recognition of 811 Day on Aug. 11, National Fuel reminds homeowners and professional contractors to "Call Before You Dig."
 

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