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Local leaders comment on Canadian COVID restrictions
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group and the Congressional Northern Border Caucus, is calling on the U.S. to end COVID-19-related restrictions at the U.S. border with Canada.
NORLIC to host homebuyer education series
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:20 pm
The Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC), often referred to as the "Land Bank," will host a two-part homebuyer education series, with the first session scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22, in Niagara Falls. This free series is being done in partnership with Belmont Housing.
Youngstown Presbyterian calls new pastor
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 11:55 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown begins a new season of church leadership upon the retirement of Rev. Dr. Rex Stewart after 29 years of service. The pastor nominating committee, with the unanimous endorsement of the congregation, announced the call of the Rev. Robert J. Hagel as the 21st pastor and head of staff.
Old Falls Street USA to host 12th annual Oktoberfest
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 11:55 am
Old Falls Street USA will host the 12th annual Oktoberfest from 1-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The free event features entertainment and activities for the whole family.
Buffalo post office to be named for Indiana Hunt-Martin
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 09:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday announced full Congressional approval of legislation (H.R. 2142) designating the central park post office in Buffalo as the "Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building." Hunt-Martin, who lived in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, served as a member of the famous Six Triple Eight Central Postal Directory Battalion during World War II.
ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter honors local professionals, announces 2022-23 board
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
ASPA Buffalo Niagara Chapter - the local chapter for the American Society for Public Administration - announced recipients of its third annual awards program, plus 2022-23 officers and board members, during its recent 2022 annual meeting.
Gliding Stars registration dates scheduled
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The arrival of fall signals the start of Gliding Stars, an adaptive ice-skating program for people with disabilities.
Behavioral health & human services job fair slated for downtown Buffalo
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center on Franklin Street in downtown Buffalo will be the site for the Behavioral Health & Human Services Job Fair scheduled to take place Wednesday, Sept. 28. Hosted by the Erie County Department of Mental Health, the event will feature over 30 different participating agencies.
UB and UBMD Physicians' Group launch region's only long COVID registry
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The University at Buffalo and UBMD Physicians' Group have launched the long COVID registry in order to learn more about the condition, and to connect Western New Yorkers with treatment options and the potential to participate in clinical trials.
Erie County offers 'catch-up' immunizations for eligible school-age children
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is offering immunization services for school-age children in Erie County who meet all following criteria:
New York State Smokers' Quitline encourages Hispanic/Latinx community to be nicotine-free
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the New York State Smokers' Quitline continues to offer its solidarity and resources to achieve better health for all. In New York state, the Hispanic/Latinx community comprises approximately 20% of the total population, and the Quitline celebrates the community's contributions, influence and culture.
The Smashing Pumpkins release new song, announce new album & North American arena tour with Jane's Addiction
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
The Smashing Pumpkins shared their brand-new single "Beguiled," along with details of their anticipated 12th studio album; a three-act rock opera album titled "ATUM" (pronounced autumn), which is slated for release in April 2023.
Phil Wickham & Transparent Productions announce nationwide 'Singalong Tour,' stop in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
Worship leader Phil Wickham and Transparent Productions announce a nationwide 2023 "Singalong Tour" featuring special guests Matt Maher and Leeland Mooring. The 21-city tour will be sponsored by Compassion International.
Michael Bolton & 'Christmas On Ice' set to spread holiday cheer
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Michael Bolton, and Fallsview Casino's "Christmas on Ice" will be performing in the heart of Niagara Falls, Ontario, this festive season.
Darius Rucker to release 'Ol' Church Hymn' featuring Chapel Hart on Sept. 30
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
Darius Rucker continues to unveil new music as he puts the finishing touches on a forthcoming album, with "Ol' Church Hymn" featuring rising trio Chapel Hart set for release Friday, Sept. 30. The song comes on the heels of another collaboration from Rucker and the trio, who joined forces for a performance of Bonnie Raitt's "Something to Talk About" during last week's "America's Got Talent" season finale on NBC.
The Worship Initiative's John Marc Kohl to release 'Still' on Oct. 7
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
"Still," the full-length debut from Dallas-based singer/songwriter, worship leader and multi-instrumentalist John Marc Kohl, is set to release Oct. 7 from The Worship Initiative.
'Baby Shark Live!: The Christmas Show' to delight audience across North America - special stop at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
The Pinkfong Company and Round Room Live announced "Baby Shark Live!: The Christmas Show" will splash across North America this holiday season - including a special stop in Buffalo on Dec. 21, presented by Magic City Productions.
Higgins applauds FAA action rejecting Republic Airways' appeal to 'sidestep' pilot training rules
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins applauded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) denial of a request by Republic Airways for an exemption of the 1,500-hour training requirement for pilots. In the FAA's decision, it found "that a grant of exemption would not be in the public interest or provide an equivalent level of safety."
Registration open for household hazardous waste collection event in Lockport
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
Niagara County Legislator Will Collins announced registration is open for the county's next household hazardous waste (HHW) collection event, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Town of Lockport. The event is open to all county residents, but registration is required.
We The Kingdom releases self-titled sophomore album
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 11:25 am
On Friday, two-time Grammy-nominated band We The Kingdom releases its self-titled sophomore album via Capitol CMG.
Sanborn American Legion Post No. 969 to discuss future
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 11:25 am
The question of the continuation of Sanborn American Legion Post 969 will be addressed at a post meeting to be held on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the SAHS Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road (Route 31), Sanborn.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity dedicates Walnut Avenue home for Stewart family
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 11:25 am
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity recently celebrated its 30th Habitat home in Niagara County with a home dedication to celebrate the newest homeowners achieving their dream of homeownership.
Hochul announces completion of $8.6 million expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals in Tonawanda
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 11:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced the completion of the $8.6 million expansion of Pine Pharmaceuticals LLC's manufacturing plant in the Town of Tonawanda.
Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival is back on Center Street this weekend
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:00 am
The 38th annual Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival will take place this weekend - from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - along Center Street in the village.
'Friday Night Smackdown': WWE returns to Buffalo this December
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:55 pm
The Superstars of the WWE will return to Buffalo for a live taping of "Friday Night Smackdown." FOX's hit show will be filmed starting at 7:45 p.m. Dec. 2 at the KeyBank Center.
Trina Burruss named next president & CEO of United Way of Buffalo & Erie County
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:55 pm
The board of directors of United Way of Buffalo & Erie County recently announced Trina Burruss will be United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's next president and CEO. Burruss, who currently serves as the organization's chief operating officer, will begin her tenure upon current President and CEO Michael Weiner's retirement at the end of the year.
River Region blood drives set
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:50 pm
The American Red Cross announced upcoming blood drives: from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Youngstown Firehall, 625 3rd St.; and from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 firehall, 145 N. Sixth St. For an appointment, visit, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
'Text to 9-1-1' in Niagara County
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:50 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti recently announced the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Emergency Communications Center now has the ability to receive "Text to 9-1-1" calls from cell phones in Niagara County.
United Way of Greater Niagara to hold annual awards breakfast & campaign kickoff
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:50 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara will hold an awards breakfast and campaign kickoff at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at Niagara Riverside Resort, located at 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Reservations can be made by calling the United Way office at 716-731-4580.
Tops Markets raises $288,000+ for Children's Miracle Network campaign
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:50 pm
Tops Friendly Markets has once again raised much-needed funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). The fundraising campaign which officially kicked off Sunday, June 20, at all participating Tops Friendly Markets locations, ran through Saturday, July 3. In total Tops helped raise $288,419,000.
Niagara Area Foundation accepting grant applications through Oct. 14
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:50 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation (NAF), a geographic division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, continues to accept grant applications from nonprofit organizations for its 2022 grant cycle. Applications are due by 4 p.m. Oct. 14, and can be submitted online at
DiNapoli: Local sales tax collections in August increase by nearly 13% over last year
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:45 pm
Local sales tax collections in New York state increased by 12.6% statewide in August compared to the same month in 2021, according to a recent analysis released by Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Statewide local collections totaled $1.7 billion, up nearly $192 million from the same time last year.
Niagara County correction officer exam dates
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:45 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the 2022 Niagara County correction officer examination enrollment period has begun. Interested candidates may review the requirements of the position and sign up for the test at
FeedMore WNY joins Feeding America's Hunger Action Month campaign to ensure food isn't an impossible choice for 164,830 people facing hunger locally
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:45 pm
FeedMore WNY is joining Feeding America and other member food banks to raise awareness of people experiencing food insecurity and inspire action during Hunger Action Month this September, culminating with Hunger Action Day this Friday, Sept. 23.
Mitchell Tenpenny release 'This Is The Heavy' album
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 10:20 am
Riser House/Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville artist Mitchell Tenpenny released his new, 20-track album, "This Is The Heavy," on Friday. Mitchell co-wrote every song on the record with some of Nashville's finest, including Thomas Archer, Brad Clawson, Rodney Clawson, Devin Dawson, Chris DeStefano, Seth Ennis, Kyle Fishman, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Josh Kear and Laura Veltz. He produced the project with Jordan M. Schmidt.
Higgins & Castor lead national push for increased lung cancer screening
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 10:20 am
House of Representatives Cancer Caucus Co-Chair Congressman Brian Higgins and Congresswoman Kathy Castor of Florida recently hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill titled "Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives." The event featured experts from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and Moffitt Cancer Center presenting information on:
Cellino Plumbing reveals truck wrap for Ten Lives Club and Buddy's Second Chance Rescue
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 10:20 am
Every year, Cellino Plumbing Heating & Cooling runs a truck wrap contest for nonprofits in the community.
Over 200 participated in 'Walk the Falls'
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 10:20 am
On Saturday morning, Create a Healthier Niagara Collaborative gathered for the sixth annual "Walk The Falls." The event had over 200 attendees participate.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 10:20 am
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the annual permit lottery for the 2022 pheasant hunting season will take place Monday, Oct. 3. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
AAA: Regional gas prices all drop below $4 mark
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 10:20 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.68, down 4 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.19. The New York state average is $3.78, down 11 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.28.

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