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Grand Island Town Board: Islanders turn out for National Night Out
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
More people attended the 2018 National Night Out on Grand Island Tuesday than at least the last four National Night Outs events combined.
Grand Island Board of Education: New capital project presentation planned for Aug. 27 meeting
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Board of Education will hear a presentation concerning a possible capital project at its Aug. 27 meeting.
Lew-Port Academy to host summer fundraiser
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter High School Academy of International Business and Finance invites all to discover more about the its offerings during a summer fundraiser from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, on the grounds of the Youngstown Yacht Club.
Porter Empty Return celebrates 5 years in River Region
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
This summer, Ransomville's Porter Empty Return is celebrating five years of serving communities from Lewiston to Olcott, and all areas around and between.
The Silo offering specials for local customers
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 06:55 am
In an article last week, The Silo Restaurant proprietor Alan Hastings said customers come first. He's taking those words and putting them into action, offering River Region customers two special end-of-the-season offers.
Lindsey Stirling puts on master class at Artpark
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 08:00 pm
YouTube came to life Thursday, as Lindsey Stirling expertly paired her wildly popular videos with a live stage performance that would make Marvel Studios jealous.
UB volcanologist co-chairs science definition team for Venus mission
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 07:25 pm
This week, University at Buffalo geologist Tracy Gregg is in Moscow for a scientific meeting. Next stop? Venus.
Dierks Bentley is 'free and easy' at Darien Lake Amphitheater
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 07:10 pm
With a career that spans more than 15 years in the music business, it's safe to say Dierks Bentley knows how to captivate his audience by this point.
Farewell, Niagara Catholic
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 06:45 pm
On Thursday, former Niagara Catholic students, teachers, administrators, board members, friends and family gathered at Antonio's to reminisce and say farewell to the high school, which is now closed. Those in attendance shared stories, laughs, and even some sad moments as they dined together in the Falls.
New York state announces listening sessions on clean transportation
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 05:05 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Transportation, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced listening sessions in locations across the state to help advance a cleaner, safer, and more reliable low-carbon transportation future.
Fan Expo Canada will feature 'WWE Night' on Aug. 30
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 05:00 pm
WWE Superstars Triple H, A.J. Styles, The Miz and Charlotte Flair will be at Fan Expo Canada for the first time in show history to take part in "WWE Night." During a special one-day-only event on Thursday, Aug. 30, WWE fans will have a chance to meet their favorite Superstars for an evening of autograph signings and photo ops.
Niagara University set to build new veterans lounge in DePaul Hall
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 05:00 pm
Already recognized among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, Niagara University will make major upgrades to its veterans lounge to better serve the needs of veteran students on campus.
RPM Raceway gives failed driving test-takers the drive to try again in honor of National Failure Day
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 05:00 pm
No one likes to fail, but from failure brings the opportunity to learn, commit to the goal and ideally succeed. To recognize National Failure Day on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and provide those who have experienced failure with the tools and motivation to try again, RPM Raceway, America's all-electric indoor karting and entertainment destination, announced it will offer one free race to guests who failed their driving test as incentive to prepare for their next attempt.
UB researchers awarded $3 million from Kaleida Health Foundation to enhance liver care in Western New York
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 04:55 pm
University at Buffalo researchers have received a five-year, $3 million grant from the Troup Fund of the Kaleida Health Foundation to apply the power of big data to enhance liver health in the region.
Niagara Falls Memorial appoints new chief of psychiatry
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 04:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Jane Kou, M.D., will join its medical staff as chief of psychiatry effective Nov. 1. The announcement was made by Senior Vice President for Service Line Operations Sanjay Chadha.
TobyMac's 'Everything' music video lands everywhere as song hits radio
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 04:55 pm
A dance-infused music video for "Everything," the latest toe-tapper from TobyMac, is available everywhere followed by a bevy of early radio adds as the track officially hits radio today. The video initially premiered on K-LOVE after the seven-time Grammy winner surprised fans with the track's release in July. "Everything" follows "I just need U." which marked TobyMac's biggest single in six years, soaring quickly to the top of the radio charts and Billboard's Hot Christian Songs Chart.
'Jeopardy!' headed to Hulu
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 04:55 pm
After 35 years in syndication, "Jeopardy!" makes its streaming debut today on Hulu, thanks to a new deal between Hulu and Sony Pictures Television.
Grammy-nominated Rhett Walker Band releases self-titled EP
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 04:55 pm
Grammy-nominated Rhett Walker Band has released a self-titled EP with Essential Records/Sony Music. The six-song EP features the debut single "Say Hello," and its follow-up, "Like Your Father Does," which Rhett Walker Band debuted on the Grand Ole Opry, their tenth appearance, earlier this summer.
Casting Crowns releases brand-new single, 'Only Jesus'
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 04:50 pm
Grammy-Award winning and multi-Platinum-selling band Casting Crowns has released a brand-new single, "Only Jesus." This song is the title track of the upcoming studio project to be released this fall. "Only Jesus" is available for purchase and can be heard at the digital outlets HERE.
Bethel Music's Josh Baldwin unveils new song, 'Stand In Your Love'
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 04:50 pm
Josh Baldwin of Bethel Music is releasing "Stand In Your Love" today, following the initial unveiling of the song at Bethel Music's annual "Heaven Come Conference" at Dallas' Verizon Theatre. Penned by Baldwin alongside Rita Springer, Mark Harris and Ethan Hulse, "Stand In Your Love" is a song of hope, inspiring Christians "to stand on the foundation of God's love that breaks the shackles of fear and shame."
Niagara County: Oral rabies vaccine distribution project slated to begin Aug. 15
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 04:25 pm
The field test will include aerial and hand distribution of rabies vaccine-containing baits (ONRAB brand). Hand baiting may begin after Aug. 13 through the end of month. Fixed wing aircraft distribution will occur Aug. 15 (for two or three days) and helicopter distribution will occur Aug. 23 (four to five days), all weather dependent.
Hospice: Annual scholarship awardees announced
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 03:30 pm
The Hospice and Palliative Care Group, Niagara Hospice, Kalos Health and Liberty Home Care scholarship committee awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to employee children in recognition of their academic achievements and ability to make a difference in the community.
Niagara Greenway Commission announces next round of meetings
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 03:25 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Sept. 18, to determine the consistency of the 61st round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. in the Niagara Falls City Council Chambers at City Hall, 745 Main St. The general meeting will be preceded at 2 p.m. by the business meeting.
RIT's nighttime community photo project heads to Canadian border for Big Shot No. 33
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 03:10 pm
A historic fort with a past that spans more than 300 years will be the focus of RIT's Big Shot next month, as the community photographic project travels to the Canadian border to capture a dramatic nighttime image.
Starpoint HS holds active shooter drill
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:50 pm
Last Wednesday, Starpoint High School held an active shooter training drill.
DeGraff & Millard Fillmore introduce online ER check-in
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:45 pm
Tired of spending hours in a stuffy, overcrowded emergency department waiting room? Kaleida Health has the solution - online emergency department check-in, and it's reinventing the way to access ER care.
Schimminger announces grants for Kenmore, NT libraries
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:40 pm
Assemblyman Robin Schimminger recently announced that two libraries in the 140th Assembly District have been awarded state grants for needed capital improvements. The Kenmore branch of the Town of Tonawanda Public Library, located at 160 Delaware Road in the village, will be receiving a grant of $20,991, while the North Tonawanda Public Library, located at 505 Meadow Drive, will receive $12,373.
NT Chamber names Member of the Month for August
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:35 pm
Recently, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas named William C. Rott and Sons its August Member of the Month.
Oliver Street Art Fest a hit
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:35 pm
On Saturday, residents from all around the area visited Oliver Street in North Tonawanda for the fifth annual Oliver Street Art Fest.
3 from N-WHS being inducted into Section VI HOF
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:25 pm
Recently, former administrator Fred Barone (posthumously) and Falcons coaches Richard Bartha and Armand "Ace" Cacciatore were named to the Section VI Hall of Fame.
N-W CO '78 member looking to change sport cleat industry
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:25 pm
James Portese's experiences as a professional athlete gave him the knowledge for his next endeavor - a cleat to reduce injuries of young and professional athletes alike.
3rd annual Senior Fishing Derby in Town of Niagara
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:20 pm
From 12:30-2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, the Town of Niagara Senior Citizen Program will hold its third annual Senior Fishing Derby at Elmer's Pond, Veterans Memorial Park, 7000 Joe Rotella Way.
Town of Wheatfield Town Board hears 2017 audit results
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:15 pm
On Monday night, before the Town of Wheatfield's regular Town Board meeting, the board heard from Carl Widmer of Drescher & Malecki, who presented the results of the 2017 audit.
WLDC meets for annual meeting
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:15 pm
The Wheatfield Local Development Corporation met for their annual meeting Tuesday night. At the meeting, the corporation re-elected members and looked back at progress made in 2017.
PHOTOS: Thunder on the Niagara entertains
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:00 pm
This past weekend, hydroplanes showed off their skills on the Niagara River in the 13th annual Thunder on the Niagara boat racing series.
Town of Wheatfield: Town Board hears from residents on biosolid lawsuit loss; talk Greenway trail
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:00 pm
On Monday, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for their regular monthly meeting of August. The board heard from two residents to begin the meeting about a recent lawsuit loss the town suffered in regards to the use of biosolids on agricultural land.
Ortt, local officials host community forum on opioid epidemic
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 01:00 pm
Monday night, Republican New York Sen. Rob Ortt was joined by local officials to discuss what steps the state and local leaders are taking to address the opioid epidemic that has impacted communities across New York.
Chris Collins addresses charges
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 10:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins held a press conference Wednesday evening to address his arrest earlier in the day on charges of participating in a scheme to commit insider trading relating to securities of Innate Immunotherapeutics. A video of his comments can bew viewed below:
3 Doors Down, Collective Soul bring 'Rock & Roll Express Tour' to Seneca Niagara
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 10:00 pm
Double the bands means double the hits on the "Rock & Roll Express Tour" double-bill with 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul. These hitmakers will bring three decades of songs with them to the Event Center at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls on Saturday, Aug. 18.
BBC Band leads Western New York invasion
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:55 pm
While the Beatles led the British Invasion back in the 1960s, the BBC Band just may be leading the Western New York invasion right now.

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