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Buffalo Sabres agree to contract with Tage Thompson
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team agreed to terms with forward Tage Thompson on a seven-year contract extension worth $50 million. He recorded 38 goals and 30 assists for the Sabres during the 2021-22 season.
Lewiston Choraleers announce new musical director
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:10 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers has named Bradley Wingert, Ph.D., new musical director.
'Live with Kelly and Ryan' kicks off season 35
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:10 pm
The 35th season of nationally syndicated talk show "Live with Kelly and Ryan" bursts onto the scene with lots of laughs, A-list celeb interviews, delicious cooking demos and not-to-be missed home and life tips on Monday, Sept. 5. (Schedule available at kellyandryan.com.)
School's open, drive carefully - a lifesaving message for 76 years
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York, along with law enforcement and state leaders, kicked off the annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. With school buses back in action, commuters should give themselves extra time and be prepared for bus traffic. With many school districts facing bus driver shortages, all drivers are encouraged to be patient and use extra caution. Motorists should also be cognizant of less-experienced student drivers returning to high school and college.
Heastie announces establishment of Great Lakes Watershed Task Force
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced the creation of a Great Lakes Watershed Task Force to be chaired by Assemblyman Patrick Burke. The task force will examine economic development and environmental issues unique to communities in the Great Lakes watershed.
Erie County: Turning anguish into awareness
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
International Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31 signals a painful reminder of thousands of lives lost due to an opioid overdose in Erie County. Out of the grief shared by family members and loved ones comes a day of healing and advocacy.
Artpark presents 'The Red Dress Exhibit: If Only These Dresses Could Tell Their Story'
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
"The Red Dress Exhibit: If Only These Dresses Could Tell Their Story" is a limited-time exhibit, available to see Friday, Sept. 2, through Sunday, Sept. 4, in Artpark's South Fourth Street entrance. Admission is free.
NYS: $2.3 million in addiction services support
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced $2.3 million to support addiction prevention efforts and enhance access to transportation services for treatment.
Hochul launches statewide campaign to highlight funding for child care providers & families
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:55 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Kathy Hochul, with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, launched a statewide multimedia campaign to help ensure eligible families access child care assistance.
Groundbreaking for new West Side Bazaar
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced construction has begun on a $11.5 million project to create a new and significantly expanded West Side Bazaar. Her team said, "Founded by the Westminster Economic Development Initiative in 2011, the West Side Bazaar small business incubator quickly became a popular shopping and dining destination for locals and tourists searching for unique food and retail opportunities."
Former Shea's President Patrick Fagan honored for Lifetime Achievement at annual gala
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:35 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center presented former President and CEO Patrick Fagan with the Michael Shea Lifetime Legacy Award at its annual gala. Additionally, Mayor Byron Brown presented Patrick with a proclamation declaring Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, as Patrick Fagan Day in the City of Buffalo.
'Coffee with Chris' and Land Bank
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:35 pm
Representatives of the Land Bank will join Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio at "Coffee with Chris" at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
Ken Jeong, Selma Blair, Marie Yovanovitch & Sherrilyn Ifill headline UB Distinguished Speakers Series lineup for 2022-23
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:30 pm
The University at Buffalo's Distinguished Speakers Series returns for 2022-23 with a lineup of engaging, inspiring and entertaining speakers. The season will feature actors Ken Jeong and Selma Blair, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, and civil rights attorney Sherrilyn Ifill.
ECDOH: Until freezing weather arrives, fight mosquitoes one yard at a time
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:30 pm
As summer draws to a close, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is reminding residents about ways to reduce mosquito populations in their neighborhood and how to prevent mosquito bites. The reason? West Nile virus, one of many arboviruses that can infect humans and cause serious disease, has been detected in mosquitoes collected in recent surveillance pool testing within Erie County.
FOX Sports Films acquires long-anticipated documentary 'The Perfect 10,' showcasing most elite club in history of football
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:30 pm
On Tuesday, FOX Sports Films announced it has acquired rights to the long-anticipated sports documentary, "The Perfect 10," and will co-produce the film, which shines a spotlight on the only 10 legendary football icons who have achieved one of the rarest dual accomplishments in all professional sports: winning the coveted Heisman Trophy and being enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
'Walk the Falls': Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative teams with Niagara Falls National Heritage Area & Aquarium of Niagara for annual event
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 01:30 pm
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative is putting on its annual event, "Walk the Falls," starting at the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, 825 Depot Ave. West. This year, it is partnering with Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Aquarium of Niagara to make the walk as interactive and eventful as possible.
Rocking wrap to 'Thursdays on the Water'
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 03:00 pm
"Thursdays on the Water ended with a bang, as a large crowd showed up to watch That 80's Hair Band on Aug. 25.
Niagara River Greenway Commission to meet
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 02:50 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Grand Island Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road. The meeting is open to the public.
Pecoraro: NT saves over $750,000 in health care costs
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 02:50 pm
The North Tonawanda Common Council announced it has saved the city more than $750,000 since switching the city's health insurance brokerage firm to AssuredPartners (formerly known as Premier Consulting) in July 2021.
'Coleus and Creatures' exhibit brings new meaning to 'plant life' at Botanical Gardens
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 02:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is currently featuring a brand-new exhibit called "Coleus and Creatures."
Dr. Joe Dispenza brings weeklong retreat to Niagara Falls USA
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 02:10 pm
Researcher, lecturer and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Joe Dispenza will lead sessions on meditation, healing and consciousness at the Niagara Falls Convention Center as part of a week-long advanced retreat from Sept. 5-11. The event, originally scheduled for 2021, is returning to Niagara Falls USA for the first time since 2019.
ECMC medical rehab unit ranks above Top 20 North American trauma programs in case complexity and outcomes
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 02:10 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. officials recently learned the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation ranked ECMC's medical rehabilitation unit above the Top 20 national trauma programs for case complexity and patient outcomes.
Preorder Steven Curtis Chapman's new album, 'Still'
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 01:55 pm
Provident/Sony Music and Steven Curtis Chapman on Friday announced the Oct. 14 release of his latest album, "Still." A preorder for the anticipated new album from the multi-Grammy Award-winning artist/songwriter is underway, along with three instant grat songs: the previously released title track, his current single "Don't Lose Heart," and "I'm Alive."
Buffalo-Niagara Buddy Walk is Sept. 10
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 07:00 am
Join the Down Syndrome Association of Niagara on its 24th Buffalo-Niagara Buddy Walk on Saturday, Sept. 10.
Reinstein Woods to hold annual Fall Festival Sept. 17
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the 22nd annual Fall Festival at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Cheektowaga. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Visitors can spend the day enjoying nature activities, exhibits, live animals and music. The festival is free and open to the public.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' teams preparing (or not) for an epic battle of wits
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 07:00 am
This year's "Lewiston Jeopardy" team captains practiced their buzzer skills recently in a show of support for the Historical Association of Lewiston. The popular "beer and pizza night" tournament is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St.
Photos: O.A.R. makes successful return to Artpark
Sat, Aug 27th 2022 07:45 pm
Artpark & Company welcomed one of its largest concert crowds of the season on Tuesday, as Dispatch and O.A.R. brought their first-ever North American co-headline tour to Lewiston. Special guest G. Love opened the Artpark Amphitheater show.
Grand Island Memorial Library celebrates reading programs
Sat, Aug 27th 2022 07:25 pm
On Aug. 12, children and adults gathered at a tent next to the Grand Island Memorial Library to celebrate the end of the summer reading programs with ice cream and with crafts, and with drawings for prizes. They also had the opportunity to talk to Marissa Ries and James Peterson from Spectrum Health about a program called NY Project Hope that provides information, education, emotional support, and links to resources.
Golden Age Center plans pop-up pantry
Sat, Aug 27th 2022 02:10 pm
The Golden Age Center announced it will hold a pop-up pantry, called "Seniors helping Seniors," from 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31 - or "until our supplies run out," said Jennifer Menter, recreation supervisor.
You are not alone: a support group for caregivers of people with dementia
Sat, Aug 27th 2022 02:05 pm
Jim and Mary Pinckney both experienced the challenge of living with a spouse who had dementia. Jim's first wife, Elaine, was diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia at the age of 60. Seven years later, she passed away. Mary's first husband, Larry, passed away at 72 after a long bout with Alzheimer's.
NFPD investigating shooting
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 11:40 pm
Shortly after 1 a.m. this morning, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 400 block of Ninth Street. Upon arrival, the officers found a 30-year-old male with a gunshot wound. Police immediately began to render aid to the victim before he was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Once there, he was pronounced deceased.
Beat the heat at City of Buffalo's splash pads & indoor pools
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 11:35 pm
Now that repairs have been completed on the Allison Park Splash Pad, located at 38 Rees St., all 11 city splash pads are available for cooling off and relaxing. The splash pads are open every day, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Labor Day, weather permitting.
On Women's Equality Day, Hochul announces state actions to combat sex discrimination
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 11:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced the New York State Division of Human Rights has awarded more than $2.3 million in the past year to 126 women who filed sex discrimination claims against employers, landlords and businesses across the state. In addition, the division has published new guidance on workplace protections against pregnancy discrimination.
DEC begins emergency clean-up response to coal tar discharges to Scajaquada Creek Harbor from pumphouse
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 11:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced today that DEC's spill response unit is beginning work to contain and eliminate coal tar and other hazardous substances from entering the lower section of Scajaquada Creek from a pumphouse at Niagara Street near Scajaquada Creek's outlet to the Black Rock Canal in Buffalo.
Q&A: Gabby Barrett is, in fact, 'One of the Good Ones'
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 08:10 pm
Though no one knew who Gabby Barrett was five years ago, she knew herself - what she believed in, what she was capable of, and what she could accomplish if given the right platform.
Lindsey Stirling announces 'Snow Waltz'
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 06:00 pm
On Thursday, award-winning pop-violinist Lindsey Stirling announced her new Christmas album, "Snow Waltz." It's out digitally Oct. 7, and on vinyl Nov. 18, via Concord Records.
'Hold Me Closer': Elton John releases anticipated collaboration with global pop icon Britney Spears
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 05:55 pm
Elton John and Britney Spears released their anticipated song collaboration, "Hold Me Closer," on Friday.
We The Kingdom shares R&B-infused, synth-driven 'God Is On The Throne'
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 05:55 pm
Two-time Grammy Award-nominated band We The Kingdom is sharing "God Is On The Throne," a track from their forthcoming, self-titled sophomore album, out Sept. 16 via Capitol CMG.
New headliner + everything you need to know about the Northwest Lewiston Jazz Fesitval
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 05:50 pm
The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27. It will be the event's first time back since the coronavirus pandemic halted activities in 2020-21.
'Blondie: Against The Odds 1974-1982,' the official box set, out now on UMe & The Numero Group
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 05:50 pm
On Friday - nearly five decades and more than 40 million record sales into a chart-topping and world-conquering career - Blondie released their very first authorized, archival collection.
 

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