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Tickets on sale for Disney's 'Frozen,' the hit Broadway musical engagement at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:00 am
Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and Shea's Buffalo Theatre, announced tickets to Disney's "Frozen" go on sale Friday, June 18.
Nik Wallenda walks over D'Youville College campus
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:00 am
A couple days past the ninth anniversary of his walk across Niagara Falls, "King of the High Wire" Nik Wallenda took to the Western New York sky once more - this time to highlight a new medical resource for Buffalo residents.
USAN announces downtown Niagara Falls development strategy
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:55 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) on Thursday released its strategy for the redevelopment of several state-owned properties in downtown Niagara Falls acquired through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Buffalo Billion initiative. The strategy recommends a range of intermediate steps and attainable site development guidelines for "reimagining a vibrant downtown, while building momentum for sustainable and dynamic long-term development."
Higgins welcomes US action to provide Canada with 1 million vaccine doses
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday applauded action by President Joe Biden to send 1 million doses of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine to Canada.
Niagara Falls Memorial celebrates 2021 residency graduation
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:55 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated its annual residency graduation on Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Cuomo announces new pop-up vaccination sites to serve areas with lower vaccination rates
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:55 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced 12 new pop-up vaccination sites will open in areas where ZIP code data shows the vaccination rate is significantly lower than the statewide average. Locally, a site opened at the Broadway Market (999 Broadway, Buffalo).
Niagara County announces Project Awareness pharmacy label campaign
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:50 am
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services (NCDMH), in partnership with the Niagara County Opioid Task Force (OASIS) and local pharmacies, on Thursday announced the launch of Project Awareness, a campaign to provide the Niagara County Crisis Services 24-hour phone line number on prescription medications that have a high potential for abuse and overdose.
Free food drive-thru at Trinity Church
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:50 am
Trinity Church will hold the last of a series of free drive-thru food give-a-way events from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 27, at 2100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island (white building). The program will mark one year in operation.
Western New York Land Conservancy completes purchase of Love Road property on Grand Island
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 07:15 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy has purchased a 44-acre forest on Love Road on Grand Island from the Buffalo Ornithological Society. The purchase was funded by the Greenway Ecological Standing Committee and was supported by the Niagara River Greenway Commission.
EC200 Heritage Commemoration Series kicks off June 30 at Roycroft Campus in East Aurora
Thu, Jun 17th 2021 09:45 am
The EC200 committee announced the first event in the EC200 Heritage Commemoration Series will take place on Wednesday, June 30, at the historic Roycroft Campus in East Aurora.
Higgins: $2.152 million to support economic recovery & small business opportunity in WNY
Thu, Jun 17th 2021 09:45 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $2.152 million in new federal funding made available through the U.S. Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The Rapid Response Grants, funded with resources approved by Congress in the December 2020 appropriations bill, are targeted to reach distressed and underserved communities.
Niagara Falls: Fireworks returning to Hyde Park for July 4th
Thu, Jun 17th 2021 09:45 am
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced the return of fireworks at Hyde Park at dusk Sunday, July 4. This return comes after the suspension of fireworks due to COVID-19 regulations and safety precautions in 2020.
Our Lady of Fatima garden party & flower show fundraiser
Thu, Jun 17th 2021 07:00 am
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Lewiston is holding its eighth annual outdoor garden party and flower show fundraiser from 3-7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 26.
Taste of Buffalo nixing paid admission for 2021; Erie County Fair to reopen at full capacity
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:40 pm
Organizers of Erie County's two biggest summer events provided updates on Wednesday.
Mount St. Mary's Clearview Treatment Services holds dedication and open house
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:40 pm
Twenty-four additional beds will soon be available at Mount St. Mary's Hospital's Clearview Treatment Services to accommodate the growing need for inpatient treatment for individuals suffering from substance use disorders. Hospital and Catholic Health leadership, Clearview staff, and community partners attended a dedication and open house of the renovated treatment unit housed on the third floor of the hospital, located at 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
As COVID-19 restrictions lift across state, UB scientists find highly transmissible delta variant in Erie County
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:40 pm
University at Buffalo scientists who are doing genomic sequencing of COVID-19 samples report the delta variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Erie County. First identified in India and now responsible for a significant outbreak in the United Kingdom, the delta variant is believed to be as much as 200%, or twice as transmissible, as the original coronavirus strain.
Billy Ballenger collaborates with Jason Roy for 'Tree And The Nails'
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:35 pm
"Tree And The Nails," the debut radio single from singer/songwriter and pop vocalist Billy Ballenger, is impacting audiences across the country and is now available on streaming platforms. The ballad was penned by Ballenger, along with Jason Roy and Jesse Garcia of Christian radio mainstay Building 429. Roy also produced the song, which is garnering airplay.
Erie County Adult Protective Services receives funding from US Administration for Community Living
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:35 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services' Adult Protective Services division announced it will be receiving a grant for $275,732, the largest amount granted to any county in New York outside of New York City, to enhance, improve and expand the ability of APS to investigate allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation in the context of COVID-19.
Niagara County gives out Beacon of Hope Award to health department leadership
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:35 pm
The Niagara County Legislature returned to meeting in person this week and acknowledged the leadership team of the Niagara County Health Department for its "tremendous efforts in leading the county through the pandemic."
Niagara University's Carrie Teresa launches 'The Adolescentia Project: Love Letters to the Albums of Our Youth'
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:30 pm
The teenage years are notoriously difficult to navigate. Often, music helps us to manage the stress, uncertainty and excitement of those volatile years, giving us the courage to become who we are as adults. A recently launched digital music archive, "The Adolescentia Project," shares that collective experience while exploring musical identity, media culture, and nostalgia through stories about the albums that changed our lives when we were 14 years old.
Amid COVID-19, UB researchers improve air safety for BPO
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:30 pm
It's not every day that UB researchers help ensure that beautiful music plays on at Kleinhans Music Hall. Still, that's precisely what happened this spring.
Artpark lifts COVID-19 restrictions for all venues
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:20 pm
Upon hearing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions, Artpark & Company has changed its coronavirus policies for 2021.
Op-Ed: This Father's Day, become tobacco-free for your children
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 07:00 am
The New York State Smokers' Quitline wishes all fathers a happy and healthy Father's Day, and reminds those who smoke about free resources for becoming tobacco-free. Free coaching and free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) medications with shipping are available by calling 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or by visiting nysmokefree.com.
Village of Lewiston HPC to hold special meeting
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 05:00 pm
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, the Village of Lewiston Historical Preservation Commission will hold a work session in the mayor's office at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Melissa Etheridge to perform at Artpark on Aug. 24
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 04:40 pm
Melissa Etheridge will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. The concert is part of "Tuesdays in the Park" with featured act sponsor Miller Lite.
Cuomo: COVID-19 restrictions lifted as 70% of adults have received first dose of vaccine
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 03:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced COVID-19 restrictions are lifted immediately as 70% of New Yorkers aged 18 or older have received the first dose of their COVID-19 vaccination series. The state's health guidance and "New York Forward" industry-specific guidelines - including social gathering limits, capacity restrictions, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection, health screening, and contact information for tracing - are now optional for retail, food services, offices, gyms and fitness centers, amusement and family entertainment, hair salons, barber shops and personal care services, among other commercial settings.
AWOLNATION earns RIAA Diamond certification for breakout single 'Sail'
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 02:30 pm
AWOLNATION joins an elite pantheon of artists with the news of their mega-hit single "Sail" earning a Diamond certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Spice Girls celebrate 25th anniversary of 'Wannabe'
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 02:25 pm
Tell me what you want, what you really, really want! The biggest selling girl band of all time, the Spice Girls, are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut hit single "Wannabe" in style, by launching the #IAmASpiceGirl campaign and releasing an all-new limited edition EP. "Wannabe25," which will be available to stream from July 9 and physically on July 23 via UMe / Virgin.
Carrie Underwood to release 'My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman Concert' on July 23
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 02:25 pm
Seven-time Grammy Award winner and three-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood has recorded her first-ever gospel live performance DVD, "My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman." The DVD will be released internationally on July 23 by Gaither Music Group in partnership with Capitol Records Nashville with distribution by Capitol Christian Music Group/Universal.
Ellie Holcomb shares 'Color' from forthcoming 'Canyon'
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 02:25 pm
Singer-songwriter Ellie Holcomb released a new song, "Color," from her forthcoming album "Canyon," which is available June 25. Along with "Color," Holcomb released another music video for the song that was filmed at Big Bend National Park and directed by Shelby Goldsmith. The song was co-written with Bear Rinehart of NEEDTOBREATHE. Click below to watch or here to listen to "Color."
Dropkick Murphys & Rancid to perform at Artpark Aug. 22
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 02:15 pm
The Dropkick Murphys & Rancid with special guests The Bronx will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, as part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops returns to Niagara Square July 10 & 11
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:25 pm
The nation's largest two-day food festival, Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, returns to downtown Buffalo on Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11. Enjoy culinary delights from 26 restaurants and food trucks, two New York state wineries, and live music along Delaware Avenue from Huron into and throughout Niagara Square.
Erie County Fair: Daily flag retreat ceremony to honor veterans & active military
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:20 pm
The 181st Erie County Fair will honor veterans and active military during its daily flag retreat ceremony at Slade Park. Now in its third year, this patriotic tradition will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, and continue each evening during the fair's 12-day run.
Niagara Falls artist Nate Reilly putting final touches on Whirlpool Avenue mural
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:20 pm
Artist Nate Reilly will be putting the finishing touches on his new mural on Whirlpool Avenue on Tuesday as part of the NF Murals project spearheaded by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
Kearns marks Flag Day with relaunch of veterans post restoration 'Pledge for the Posts' fundraiser
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns and The Veterans Post Restoration of Erie County NY Inc., a not-for-profit comprised of American Legion, AMVETS, Marine Corps League and VFW posts throughout Erie County, announced they are again working collaboratively to upgrade handicapped-accessibility and other much-needed repairs at the posts.
Restaino: New Falls playground to be installed at Garden Avenue
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino announced plans to install a new playground at 1031 Garden Ave. His team said, "This project had been promised to the community but was not completed and had been highly anticipated by the neighboring community and residents."
$105 million in grant funding for nonprofit arts & culturals, artists
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the availability of $105 million in critical arts and cultural funding through the New York State Council on the Arts, including a program to reinvigorate near-term live performances that opens for applications Wednesday. The grants will aid in the arts sector's multiyear recovery from COVID-19 and spur the revitalization of New York's creative economy, which fosters $123 billion annually in economic activity and supports more than 500,000 jobs statewide.
NYS Office for the Aging launches partnership with Association on Aging & Selfhelp to bring Virtual Senior Center into homes of older adults
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:10 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) announced a partnership with the Association on Aging in New York and Selfhelp Community Services to bring Selfhelp's Virtual Senior Center (VSC) into the homes of older New Yorkers to improve connectivity, combat social isolation, improve health and wellness. Launching initially with 20 pilot counties, the VSC will be available as a tool to help organizations bring their communities online for more than 700 potential AAA's.
BBB alert: Keep an eye out for door-to-door salespeople
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:10 pm
We're starting to see them back on the streets: door-to-door salespeople. They're out there offering meat, paving services, magazine subscriptions, security alarms, or other products and services.
 

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