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UB: King examines the significance of Black History Month in schools and society
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 09:55 am
Black History Month arrives shortly after each new year, but does 2023 bring any changes surrounding Black history and how it's being discussed and taught in schools?
AAA offers auto tips ahead of arctic blast
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 09:00 am
An arctic blast is expected to grip the region at the end of this week with frigid temperatures and wind chills. In some areas, temperatures are forecasted to drop below zero degrees. The cold spell is expected to begin Friday and last through Saturday. AAA is preparing for an increase in call volume, especially for dead batteries, as temperatures fall.
Niagara Falls police seek missing teen
Wed, Feb 1st 2023 08:40 am
The Niagara Falls Police Department is searching for 15-year-old Lorelai R. Russell, who was reported missing on Tuesday. Lorelai was last seen wearing a gray hoodie with anime characters, and sweatpants. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall; approximately 80 pounds; and possibly traveling out of state and considered vulnerable.
Niagara Arts Guild meeting
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:50 pm
Lockport artist Peggy Taylor will show Japanese low relief wood carving at a meeting of the Niagara Arts Guild on Friday, Feb. 10. The event is at 7 p.m. at the Dale Association, 33 Church St., Lockport.
DiNapoli calls for 'long-needed state debt reform'
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:50 pm
New York state has one of the nation's highest debt levels, largely because measures to restrict the excessive use of debt have been circumvented over the years in state budgets. Since the Debt Reform Act was passed in 2000, state-supported debt outstanding increased by $25 billion. Over the next five years, this debt is projected by the Division of the Budget to increase by $26 billion, or 42%, from $61.9 billion in state fiscal year (SFY) 2021-22 to $88 billion in SFY 2026-27.
BBB scam alert: How Social Security recipients can stay alert to the cost-of-living adjustment scams
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:50 pm
Each year, the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for recipients of Social Security benefits and Supplementary Security Income (SSI). Due to inflation, payments can increase by 8.7% this year. It's a significant increase - the highest COLA approved in more than 40 years - and scammers are taking advantage. If you or a loved one receive Social Security benefits, stay alert to the signs of a scam.
Bank of America supports FeedMore WNY
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:50 pm
A recent $25,000 donation to local nonprofit FeedMore WNY complements the $30,000 donated in early 2022 through the bank's program, which encouraged bank employees to receive an annual flu shot and/or coronavirus vaccine or booster, while also investing in the community.
Department of State launches new electronic notary license system to provide online services to New Yorkers
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:45 pm
The New York State Department of State announced the availability of an online application and registration portal for notaries starting Feb. 1.
Consumer alert: Department of State's DCP warns of credit and debit card skimming scams
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:45 pm
During Identity Theft Awareness Week, the Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection warned New Yorkers of credit and debit card skimming scams where thieves place "skimming" devices at ATMs, gas station pumps and other unattended payment terminals to steal card information.
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss announce new US tour for spring & summer
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 05:00 pm
On the heels of a triumphant year that saw Robert Plant and Alison Krauss reunite for their first international tour in more than a decade, the duo has announced new tour dates for 2023.
Michael Franti & Spearhead: 'Big Big Love Tour' set to stop at Artpark Amphitheater June 21
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:55 pm
Michael Franti & Spearhead "Big Big Love Tour" with special guests Tank and the Bangas visit the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3. This concert is presented by Funtime and Artpark.
Fallsview Casino venues to welcome Danielle Bradbery, Better than Ezra, Tom Papa, Aaron Kwok
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:55 pm
From country to rock to comedy, to the man known as one of Hong Kong's "Four Heavenly Kings" of dance/pop music, the latest additions to March's performance roster for the Avalon Theatre and the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino will feature a variety of talents.
Higgins: $450,000 for NFTA regional safety action plan
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:50 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) has been awarded a $450,000 federal grant. The funding, made possible through the "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law," supports NFTA's development of a regional safety action plan for Erie and Niagara counties.
Ten Lives Club slates 'Kitten Bowl'
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:50 pm
The Bills may have missed the Super Bowl, but the Ten Lives Club plans to take home a win as its kittens leave it all out on the gridiron at this weekend's "Kitten Bowl" sponsored by Clyde's Feed & Cellino Plumbing.
Sheeran elected first vice president of NYS Magistrates
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:45 pm
Longtime professor of education Dr. Thomas Sheeran was elected to the position of first vice president of the New York State Magistrate's Association. The group represents more than 2,200 town and village judges in the 1,300 local courts across New York.
Best deal for 'Best 12 Days of Summer': Erie County Fair passes to go on sale
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:45 pm
Back by popular request, the Erie County Agricultural Society will offer 12-day gate admission passes for the 183rd Erie County Fair for $60 (plus fees). The sale begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7. The limited supply of passes will be available online only at Passes allow one adult gate admission per day of the Erie County Fair.
Free tax prep for Niagara County residents
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:40 pm
Parachute Credit Counseling - formerly known as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Buffalo (CCCS) - announced it is launching the ninth year of its "Niagara County Free Tax Preparation Program" on Jan. 31. Parachute will use a "drop-off" process, with sites in Niagara Falls at Pinnacle Community Services, 1522 Main St.; and in Lockport, at the Lockport Library, 23 East Ave.
Springtime gets even sweeter with return of Food Network's 'Spring Baking Championship,' 'Spring Baking Championship: Easter'
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:40 pm
Food Network's seasonal competitions return, making the spring season sweeter than ever. Love is in the air on the new season of "Spring Baking Championship," premiering Monday, March 6 (8 p.m. ET/PT), as host Jesse Palmer puts a dozen talented bakers to the test in 10 episodes featuring unique challenges that showcase all the things people love about springtime - flowers, garden parties, weddings and more.
Destination Niagara: A year in review for Niagara Falls Convention Center
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 04:35 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp., an arm of Empire State Development, approved a five-year contract with Destination Niagara USA to manage the Niagara Falls Convention Center, which started in January of 2022. As the lead tourism promotion agency for Niagara County, Destination Niagara USA seized the opportunity to increase sales and leverage existing strengths with their team and community partners.
Artpark announces 'Tori Amos: Ocean to Ocean Tour'
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 12:10 pm
On Tuesday, trailblazing musician, author and activist Tori Amos announced she will bring her "Ocean to Ocean Tour" to the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 8.
Kenan Center announces 10th annual Niagara Wine & Beer Fest vendor lineup
Tue, Jan 31st 2023 07:00 am
The Kenan Center will present the 10th annual Niagara Wine & Beer Fest, brought to the community by Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union, from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Kenan Center Arena. Proceeds from the event support arts, educational and recreational programs at the Kenan Center.
Dual Lenten retreats at Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 04:20 pm
The season of Lent is quickly approaching, starting with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 22, and Stella Niagara's Center of Renewal invites Western New Yorkers to begin the 40 days of Lent with two separate retreats.
State Agriculture Department seeking program administrators to manage two new grant funds
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 03:55 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is now accepting proposals for program administrators for the $1 million Beginning Farmers Grant Program and for the $4 million Socially and Economically Disadvantaged Farmers Grant Program.
Empower announces annual campaign
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 03:30 pm
On Feb. 20, Empower (United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County Inc.) will be launching its annual giving campaign.
Town of Wheatfield Republican Committee looks for candidates
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 03:30 pm
The Town of Niagara Republican Committee is looking for candidates interested in the following positions: town supervisor, town clerk, town justice, town councilman, superintendent of highway.
Structure fire in Newfane
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 02:35 pm
On Jan. 30, at approximately 11:27 a.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a telephone call reporting a structure fire at 6452 Hatter Road in Newfane. The fire was reported to be in a detached garage/barn approximately 25 feet away from the house.
Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board to recommend economic development funding
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 02:05 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board is scheduled to meet at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the visitor's center of the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Niagara Power Project at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
Barenaked Ladies, 'Last Summer on Earth' returning to Artpark Amphitheater July 11
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:45 pm
Barenaked Ladies are hitting the road again this summer. The "Last Summer On Earth 2023" with special guests Five for Fighting and Del Amitri visits the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 11.
Luke Bryan to bring 'Country On Tour' to Darien Lake
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:45 pm
Five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan announced his 2023 touring plans today with the launch of the 36-city "Country On Tour" kicking off June 15 in Syracuse.
Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Artpark Amphitheater June 7
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:40 pm
Indie alt-rock band Rainbow Kitten Surprise will perform at the Artpark Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 7. Special guest to be announced. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3. This concert is presented by Live Nation.
Senate Republican Leader Ortt & Sen. Jake Ashby call upon governor to support returning veterans in executive budget
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:40 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Sen. Jake Ashby, ranking Member of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, have penned a letter calling upon Gov. Kathy Hochul to include support for veterans in her executive budget.
Higgins introduces bill to allow for virtual NEXUS interviews
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, has introduced the "Make NEXUS Work Act" legislation to make video conferencing available to new and renewing NEXUS applicants.
Niagara Falls State Park announces handicraft lottery
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 01:40 pm
Applications for the 2023 Native American handicraft sales permits are now available for the upcoming summer season at Niagara Falls State Park.
SkillsUSA students help out shelter dogs for community service project
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:15 am
Three SkillsUSA members, who also happen to be in the animal science program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, chose to do a thoughtful community service project for our furry friends.
Town of Wheatfield Democratic Committee looks for candidates
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:10 am
The Town of Wheatfield Democratic Committee is seeking candidates to run for various local offices. The offices of town supervisor, councilmen (two), town clerk, highway superintendent and county legislators are up for election this year.
UB School of Management to offer first STEM MBA in SUNY
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:10 am
University at Buffalo School of Management students can now expand their educational and career options through a new STEM pathway in the school's full-time MBA program.
The Big Easy in Buffalo celebrates Mardi Gras season with 3 shows
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:10 am
The Big Easy in Buffalo has announced three shows celebrating Mardi Gras season:
Gas prices remain higher than one year ago
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:10 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.51, up 9 cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.36. The New York state average is $3.57, up 6 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.55.
Shane & Shane capture powerful night of worship with 'Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs (Live)'
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:05 am
Internationally renowned worship leaders and songwriters for more than two decades, Shane & Shane return March 17 with "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs (Live)."
VA to host career fair at Batavia VA Medical Center
Mon, Jan 30th 2023 10:05 am
Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System will host a career fair at the Batavia VA Medical Center (222 Richmond Ave., Batavia) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1. The VA career fair will be held on the ground (basement) floor level of Building 3 at the Batavia VA Medical Center campus.

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