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Higgins: More than $2 million in grant awards to Roswell Park researchers to study breast cancer recurrence, develop melanoma drug
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 08:50 am
Two researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute recently received grants totaling more than $2 million ($2,420,152) from the National Cancer Institute to investigate an underlying cause of why some breast cancers recur and to develop a new treatment for melanoma.
Tuscarora Princess crowned
Tue, Jul 11th 2017 08:40 am
A new princess was crowned at the annual Tuscarora Picnic, which has occurred for 172 years. Quinna Hamby of the Turtle Clan took the title. She recently graduated from Niagara-Wheatfield High School, where she was active in sports such as cross-country, lacrosse and basketball.
YBPA sends thanks for 'best Street Dance yet'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:55 pm
We wish to thank everyone who participated in what people are telling us was "the best Street Dance yet!" It really does keep getting better and that is because everyone pitches in and helps in whatever way they can.
Niagara Cup raises $68K for women's health services
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:45 pm
Niagara Cup Classic co-chairs Dr. Michael Cardamone, left, of Cardamone Chiropractic, and Doug Mooradian, right, of Pine Pharmaceuticals, present a check for $68,000 to Laura DeBacco Malysza, PA-C, of the OB/GYN Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Happy anniversary to Mount St. Mary's Hospital & Catholic Health
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:45 pm
Leadership gathered on Monday for a celebration recognizing the second anniversary of Mount St. Mary's Hospital officially joining Catholic Health.
Marvel Television & Freeform set cast for 'Marvel's New Warriors'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:45 pm
Marvel Television, Freeform and ABC Signature Studios on Monday completed casting for "Marvel's New Warriors," their previously announced new comedic live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic featuring young adult heroes.
Empire State Development: State investment in historic Graycliff will restore Frank Lloyd Wright property to former glory
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:45 pm
Empire State Development on Monday announced the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Graycliff Estate in Derby is to receive $3.7 million in Buffalo Billion phase two funding to fully bring the property back to its 1931 condition. The $4,047,000 project will include complete interior restoration of the Isabelle Martin House and the Foster House, landscaping improvements and rebuilding beach access.
Ortt presents Senate Liberty Medal to local hero
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Monday awarded the New York State Senate Liberty Medal to Orleans correction officer Tommy Brice. He potentially saved the life of a 16-year-old girl after preventing a kidnapping in 2016.
Sweet Chalk Festival returns for 5th year to downtown Lockport
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:10 pm
The fifth annual Sweet Chalk Festival in Lockport is slated for July 15-16 in the municipal parking lots at Pine and Main streets.
Fernando Ortega bows thematic new collection, 'The Crucifixion of Jesus'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:10 pm
Fernando Ortega, one of Christian music's most beloved singer/songwriters, returns Aug. 4 with "The Crucifixion of Jesus." His first release in six years, the thematic new work brings together 11 contemplative songs and six readings.
Island Park concerts in Williamsville
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:10 pm
"Tuesday Concerts in Island Park" is a free concert series in Williamsville this summer. Island Park is located behind Amherst Town Hall at 5583 Main St., in the Village of Williamsville. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy music, rain or shine, on the following Tuesday nights this summer:
Free Wednesdays at Carrousel Museum
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 04:10 pm
Once again, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is offering free admission for several Wednesdays in July and August thanks to the generosity of local businesses.
Breast Cancer Network announces 'Strike Out Breast Cancer' event
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 03:50 pm
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY is sponsoring its first "Strike Out Breast Cancer Walk & Ballgame" event on Saturday, July 29.
EC Social Services announces 'Fatherhood Connection' classes
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 03:45 pm
The Erie Department of Social Services recently announced the formation of "Fatherhood Connection: Men's Parenting and Personal Development Group," a 13-week series of classes with the goal of empowering men of any age, fathers and father figures to be better parents to the children in their lives.
Niagara University to begin offering graduate business courses in Buffalo
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 03:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration will begin offering graduate courses for new and existing students in downtown Buffalo on July 18.
Higgins: $2.42 million-plus in federal funding for University at Buffalo nurse training
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins recently announced three federal grants totaling over $2.42 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for nurse training programs at the University at Buffalo and community health services in Western New York.
Niagara County: Highway Dept. adds new equipment to tackle aggressive road plan
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 01:55 pm
After a spring spent successfully battling Lake Ontario flooding, Niagara County Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal showcased new machinery acquired by his department for county legislative leaders right before the Independence Day holiday.
UB hosts 'An Intimate Solo Evening with Amos Lee'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:55 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "An Intimate Solo Evening with Amos Lee" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, July 14.
The Shins extend worldwide tour, announce new fall tour dates
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:55 pm
The Shins have announced new tour dates today, extending what is already a huge worldwide tour in support of their fifth studio album, "Heartworms." The additional dates include The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 29 with special guests Foxygen and Day Wave; plus Reno's Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on Oct. 7 with special guest Day Wave; and The Anthem in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 2 with special guest Baio.
'A History of the Funnies' at Carnegie Art Center
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:55 pm
Beginning Saturday, July 22, the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will host a month-long exhibition of original cartoon and comic art: "A History of the Funnies: 1880s-2000s." Approximately 150 pieces will be on display, comprehensively chronicling over a century of comic art history as a memorial to local physician Maurie Dewey. The exhibition will run through Aug. 19.
Educators invited to learn classroom innovations at STEM/STEAM workshops
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:55 pm
Math and social justice, the physics of music, and how teaching the arts in classrooms helps students overcome trauma are just a few of the topics that will be discussed at the 2017 STEAM Conference, Aug. 7-8, co-presented by the Education Collaborative of WNY and WNY STEM, and sponsored by General Motors Tonawanda Engine and SUNY Buffalo State.
Poloncarz signs 'Ruthie's Law'
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 12:30 pm
Erie County's newest law was officially adopted Friday as Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed "Ruthie's Law," a multifaceted measure designed to better protect senior citizens in nursing homes, as well as provide current information to their loved ones and family members.
CreateAthon: 24-hour event to benefit 6 local nonprofits nears
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:30 am
Six regional nonprofit organizations are set to receive free advertising and marketing services over the span of 24 hours as part of J. Fitzgerald Group's 10th annual CreateAthon. The only event of its kind in Western New York, CreateAthon kicks off at 8 a.m. Thursday, July 20.
Buffalo Sabres, Larsson agree to 2-year contract, team hires director of amateur scouting
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Saturday announced the team signed forward Johan Larsson to a two-year contract with an average annual value of $1.475 million.
Units needed for 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival parade
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:30 am
Jerald I. Wolfgang, chairman of the annual Niagara County Peach Festival parade, has announced the Lewiston Kiwanis Club is seeking units for this year's procession.
Echosmith to release highly anticipated sophomore album 'Inside A Dream' on Sept. 29
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:15 am
Echosmith returns with their highly anticipated sophomore album, "Inside A Dream," out Friday, Sept. 29, via Warner Bros. Records. The 11-song set marks the long-awaited follow-up to their 2013 gold-certified debut "Talking Dreams," which spawned the triple-platinum breakout hit "Cool Kids." A new track, "Goodbye," will be released this Friday, alongside the official music video.
John Kay and Steppenwolf to headline Artpark's final 'Tuesday' show of 2017
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:15 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced John Kay and Steppenwolf will headline the final show of the "KeyBank presents Tuesdays in the Park" concert series on Aug. 29. The Outdoor Amphitheater concert event will also feature special guests Nerds Gone Wild.
Kingdom Bound artist Britt Nicole's 'Be The Change' hits No. 1
Fri, Jul 7th 2017 10:25 am
Grammy-nominated artist Britt Nicole's hit song "Be The Change" continues to make waves at radio, hitting No. 1 on this week's Billboard's Christian Hot AC Chart. The positive anthem, having already garnered 2.6 million streams, is Nicole's seventh career CHR No. 1, following suit with her last single, "Through Your Eyes," which remained No. 1 at Hot AC's radio for three weeks straight.
Serving the community: Jessica Dittly leaves family's café business to lead Lockport Main Street Inc.
Fri, Jul 7th 2017 07:00 am
When Jessica Dittly moved to Lockport a decade ago, she came armed with her artistic talent, and penchant for cooking and baking. After successfully running Cream & Sugar Café (she was Lockport Business Association's "Business Person of the Year" in 2015) she is now dishing up her skills in a different capacity.
Robert Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show set for July 15
Thu, Jul 6th 2017 06:45 pm
A local family that vowed to raise $25,000 to support better heart and stroke care in Niagara will take a big step toward achieving its goal July 15 when it holds a classic car show in Sanborn.
Cuomo signs legislation to provide $45 million for communities impacted by Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River flooding
Thu, Jul 6th 2017 06:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation to provide a total of $45 million in relief to communities impacted by the historic Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River flooding.
Area gospel stars to lift community's spirits at intersection of faith and health
Wed, Jul 5th 2017 10:50 am
Popular performers will meet music fans from across Western New York at the intersection of faith and health on July 15 when the Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair holds its 11th annual celebration on the grounds of the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1200 Pine Ave.
Olde Sanborn Days to offer family-fun weekend
Wed, Jul 5th 2017 07:00 am
Family and friends will have a chance to enjoy a weekend of music, food and shopping during the Rotary Club of Niagara County Central's 27th annual Olde Sanborn Days, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at the Sanborn Fire Co. grounds, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429).
The girl with the $1 million voice, Beau Dermott, signs major deal with Decca Records
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:10 pm
Following her spellbinding performance on "Britain's Got Talent" last year, Beau Dermott - the girl with the big voice and big heart - has now signed a major deal with Decca Records to release her debut album, "Brave," on Aug. 25. She may be just 13 years old, but Beau's astonishing voice is already insured for £1 million pounds. It's been insured by Lloyd's of London to ensure her unique voice is protected, especially while she's still at school.
New record established for New York's breeding bald eagles
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Bald eagles are thriving in historic numbers across New York and the State Department of Environmental Conservation reports the highest number of nesting pairs, a record-breaking estimated 323 breeding pairs, since the agency undertook a restoration effort in 1976, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.
KeyBank to sponsor 2017-2018 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Series
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 09:00 am
KeyBank, a proud, longtime supporter of the arts in Western New York, is renewing its sponsorship of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Pops Series for the 2017-18 season.
Butterflies take flight at Niagara Hospice
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 09:00 am
From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Niagara Hospice will hold its 14th annual Memorial Butterfly Release, while also conducting a special tribute to the 10th anniversary of Niagara Hospice House. Festivities will take place in the Niagara Hospice Memorial Gardens located behind Niagara Hospice House at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
NU Theatre brings 'Flat Stanley' to life
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
From July 20-29, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences productions with "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley," presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
Jesus Culture releasing 'Love Has A Name'
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Jesus Culture and Capitol CMG announce the upcoming release of a new live worship album, "Love Has A Name," on Aug. 11. The digital preorder for the album is now available with an instant download for the song "Halls of Heaven" (http://jcltr.me/lovehasaname), which listeners can check out with the new lyric video.
Finding Favour set to release new album
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Gotee Records' Finding Favour will be releasing their new album, "Farewell Fear," on Aug. 25 as a follow-up to their 2015 album, "Reborn" (which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Christian albums chart). The album is now available for preorder digitally - http://2lin.cc/ff - and at their website, www.findingfavour.com.
 

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