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Community Foundation announces 2023 Bauman Fund for the Arts Grant Awards
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, on behalf of the Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts, announced awards totaling nearly $60,000 to six Western New York nonprofit organizations for the 2023 granting cycle.
'Big R': Empire Super Sprints return to Ransomville this Friday night
Tue, Jun 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Empire Super Sprints will make their annual pilgrimage to Ransomville this coming Friday night, June 9, for the Ron Lux Memorial. A-Verdi Storage Containers, Hebeler Sales & Service, and Nuttall Gear will present the racing action. The Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman, Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman, and the Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks will also be in action.
Brandon Lake, Lauren Daigle, for KING & COUNTRY, Rachael Lampa, MercyMe tops at 10th annual K-LOVE Fan Awards
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:45 pm
Brandon Lake led the trophy tally with triple wins during Friday's TBN broadcast of the fan-fueled 10th Annual K-LOVE Fan Awards hosted by CAIN. Taped live at Nashville's iconic Opry House on May 28, Lake took home Male Artist, Song of the Year and Worship Song of the Year wins, with for KING & COUNTRY once again being named Artist of the Year, and Lauren Daigle bestowed the Female Artist of the Year Award.
Rachael Lampa wins K-LOVE Fan Award Breakout Single for 'Perfectly Loved' FT. TobyMac
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:30 pm
Singer/Songwriter Rachael Lampa was awarded her first K-LOVE Fan Award for her song "Perfectly Loved" ft. TobyMac in the Breakout Single category. The fan-voted awards were taped at the iconic Opry house on May 28 and aired on TBN on June 2. Lampa also performed her award-winning song at the show, and was nominated for three total categories.
'Vicki Lawrence and Mama: A Two-Woman Show' booked for Riviera Theatre
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:30 pm
Most recognized as "Mama" (Thelma Harper on "Mama's Family"), Emmy Award-winning comedienne Vicki Lawrence is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation. Plucked out of total obscurity as a high school senior, Vicki went on to become part of the now-legendary cast of "The Carol Burnett Show."
Heart, Love & Soul celebrates 40th anniversary
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:30 pm
Heart, Love & Soul, a distinguished nonprofit organization dedicated to nourishing those in need - body, mind and soul - is thrilled to announce its 40th anniversary Celebration Week. With a focus on guests, the kick-off marks the beginning of a week-long commemoration, showcasing four decades of unwavering commitment to improving the lives of those in need.
After notable spike in unintentional drug poisonings in infants, health officials stress importance of safe storage for medication & THC edibles
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 05:25 pm
Imagine, for a moment, an infant. She's learning to crawl, exploring the world and objects around her. One of those objects is an edible gummy, containing enough THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) to cause intoxication, seizures, trouble breathing, and changes to heart rate and blood pressure. She puts it in her mouth, swallows, and when the poisoning effects set in - sometimes hours later - her parents panic.
Wreaths Across America offers free Flag Day lesson plans for educators
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 03:05 pm
TEACH Program provides free access to curriculum and educational resources specific to character and service-based learning.
Canisius College reveals new logo during Alumni Weekend
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 03:05 pm
In a historic moment during Alumni Weekend, members of the Canisius family were treated to the first glimpse of the institution's new logo. Nearly 200 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends erupted in applause when President Steve Stoute unveiled the new logo at Saturday night's "Celebrating Canisius" event.
New York record-high $476 Million Mega Millions jackpot claimed
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:50 pm
Johnnie Taylor, 71, of Howard Beach in Queens, has won the record-setting $476 million Mega Millions jackpot from April 14. This is the largest Mega Millions prize won in New York state since the game launched in the state in 2002. The winning Mega Millions numbers for the drawing were 23-27-41-48-51, with Mega Ball 22.
New York National Guard soldiers complete 10-month mission in Africa
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:45 pm
The New York National Guard's Task Force Wolfhound completed its mission providing security at U.S. installations in the Horn of Africa on Saturday, June 3. The 1,130 soldiers of the task force had been providing security at locations in Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya since Sept. 19, 2022.
Attorney General James' office of special investigation announces indictment & arraignment of state trooper on manslaughter charges
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:45 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James' Office of Special Investigation (OSI) today announced the indictment and arraignment of New York State Trooper Anthony Nigro IV on charges of manslaughter in the first and second degrees. The indictment alleges Trooper Nigro shot and killed James Huber in Buffalo on Feb. 12, 2022.
NYSERDA: $10 million available for carbon neutral community economic development projects
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:45 pm
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced $10 million available under the fifth round of the carbon neutral community economic development program as part of round XIII of Gov. Kathy Hochul's Regional Economic Development Council initiative announced on May 15.
NBCUniversal 'Save the Date' for Olympic & Paralympic Games Paris
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:20 pm
Dolly Parton, Savannah Guthrie, Team USA athletes, a partnership with The Knot, and even more celebrities are part of NBCUniversal's "Save the Date" campaign that will help fans get ready for next summer's highly anticipated Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, scheduled for July 26 through Aug. 11, and Aug. 28 through Sept. 8, respectively.
'Nation of Lifesavers' to turn bystanders into lifesavers through nationwide CPR & AED awareness, education
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:20 pm
During National CPR and AED Awareness Week (June 1-7), the American Heart Association is challenging everyone to join the "Nation of Lifesavers" and commit to make CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) awareness and education a permanent fixture in all communities across the country.
Empire State Development: $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit program applications extended to Sept. 30
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 01:00 pm
Empire State Development announced the application deadline for ESD's $250 million COVID-19 Capital Costs Tax Credit program has been extended to Sept. 30.
No plug needed: Machine Gun Kelly to bring the energy to OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 12:45 pm
No plug necessary. Energy personified. Grammy-nominated Machine Gun Kelly who is an atomic force in music, entertainment, film and fashion, is heading to the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino on Sept. 3.
Carly Pearce announces new single, 'We Don't Fight Anymore' (featuring Chris Stapleton)
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 12:45 pm
Grammy, CMA and ACM award-winning country star Carly Pearce officially ushers in the next era of her musical journey with the announcement of her brand-new single, "We Don't Fight Anymore" (featuring Chris Stapleton). The song is available everywhere on June 16 and officially impacting country radio on June 20 via Big Machine Records.
Erie County Fair: Tickets for concerts & motor events on sale Friday
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 12:45 pm
Tickets for events at The Buffalo News Grandstand during the Erie County Fair will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday, June 9, online at All tickets for grandstand events will include admission to the Erie County Fair on the day of the show.
AHLA: 82% of surveyed hotels report staffing shortages
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 12:45 pm
As over 80% of hotels experience staffing shortages, hoteliers are offering potential hires a host of incentives to fill vacancies, according to a new survey of hoteliers conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
Air quality health advisory issued for Adirondacks, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York & Western New York
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 12:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an air quality health advisory for the Adirondacks, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New York and Western New York regions for Monday, June 5, 2023. The pollutant of concern is fine particulate matter. The advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. through 11:59 p.m.
Buffalo Bills, NYS, Erie County announce start of construction on state-of-the-art football stadium
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 12:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday announced the start of construction on the Bills' new, state-of-the-art $1.54 billion stadium in Orchard Park.
'CMA Fest,' hosted by Dierks Bentley, Elle King & Lainey Wilson, to air July 19 on ABC
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 10:30 am
The Country Music Association announced "CMA Fest," the "Music Event of Summer," airs Wednesday, July 19 (8 p.m. ET), on ABC. The three-hour primetime concert special, which is set to film in Nashville during CMA Fest's milestone 50th anniversary later this week, is hosted by Dierks Bentley, Elle King and Lainey Wilson.
Explore & More Children's Museum: Free admission to Buffalo 3rd-grade graduates & families
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 10:30 am
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announces a summer-long initiative wherein Buffalo-area third-grade graduates and their families can receive free admission to the museum.
Motor-vehicle crash in Porter
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 10:30 am
On Saturday, June 3, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting a single motor-vehicle accident into a barn in the area of Braley Road and Dickersonville Road in the Town of Porter. Before deputies arrived on scene, the single male occupant was able to extricate himself from the vehicle and walk out of the semi-demolished barn.
Local NAMI affiliate expands service area
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 10:30 am
The region's affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, formerly known as NAMI Buffalo & Erie County, has been approved to expand its geographic service area to include the counties of Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua. To better reflect this expansion, NAMI-NYS and the national organization granted approval for the name change to NAMI Buffalo & Western New York.
National average for gas prices down
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 10:30 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.55, three cents lower than last Monday. One year ago, the price was $4.85. The New York state average is $3.70, down one cent since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.87.
Higgins presents 30-plus military service medals & ribbons earned by 7 local veterans
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 10:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently honored seven Western New York veterans during a ceremony at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. Combined, the veterans - Frank Ivancic; the Obe family - Michael, Stanley and Steven; Gwen Hawkins-Rutledge; Thomas Schroeder- and Raymond Vargo - earned more than 30 military medals and ribbons for service to this nation.
47th annual Roycroft Artisan Summer Festival to be held at Classic Rink on June 24-25
Mon, Jun 5th 2023 07:00 am
The Roycrofters-At-Large Association will be back again for the 47th annual Roycroft Artisan Summer Arts & Crafts Festival at the Classic Rink on Saturday, June 24, and Sunday June 25. The festival runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day at 41 Riley St., in the Village of East Aurora.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market starts strong
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 11:15 am
The new Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market's season had a smooth start, organizer Jamie Symmonds of Willow Consulting said Saturday. Crowds were out in full force stocking up on fresh produce, flowers, honey and sweet treats, while sampling breakfast sandwiches, listening to live music, and interacting with Nickel City Canine Rescue dogs.
Relay For Life Honorary Survivors Jody and Tom Fogarty share their stories
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Jody and Tom Fogarty, who were chosen as Relay For Life's honorary survivors in 2023, both are cancer free after recent cancer diagnoses: Tom with bladder cancer in 2018 and Jody with breast cancer in 2021. They said one of their goals in telling their story is to encourage others to make sure to have regular cancer screenings.
Grand Island's 3 campgrounds offer respite to tourists from around the world
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island has lots of green space by design, with two state parks, a nature preserve and several local parks that afford access to nature and our scenic Niagara River waterfront.
Obituary: Bruce R. Shaffer
Sat, Jun 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Bruce R. Shaffer, 85, formerly of Grand Island, passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2023, after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
SBA: More than $15 million in federal assistance to residents & businesses impacted by December blizzard
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Small Business Administration provided more than $15 million in low-interest loans to New Yorkers impacted by Winter Storm Elliott in December 2022.
DEC: New York's 10th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week begins June 5
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
The New York state departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Agriculture and Markets (AGM) announced the 10th annual Invasive Species Awareness Week (ISAW) begins Monday, June 5. Free events and invasive species challenges are offered June 5-11 across the state and online, including daily webinars at 1 and 4 p.m. weekdays.
Destination Niagara USA to offer opportunity for small businesses in Niagara County
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
The Niagara Falls USA Official Visitor Center, operated by Destination Niagara USA, is launching a visitor connection promotion program to allow small local businesses the chance to tap into the surge of tourists that visit Niagara Falls in the summer.
Jesus Culture releases 'Everything That Has Breath (Praise)' with Bryan & Katie Torwalt
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Jesus Culture released a brand-new song, "Everything That Has Breath (Praise)," with worship leaders Bryan & Katie Torwalt.
The Beach Boys' magnum opus, 'Pet Sounds,' mixed in Dolby Atmos from original tapes by super-producer Giles Martin
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, The Beach Boys' magnum opus, "Pet Sounds," changed the notion of what an album could be when released in May 1966, forever altering the course of popular music.
Over half-a-billion streams propels The Tragically Hip's best-selling compilation, 'Yer Favourites,' to Diamond Certification status
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm
Today, The Tragically Hip's best-selling greatest hits compilation, "Yer Favourites," is now available on vinyl for the first time ever. Originally released digitally and as a two-CD set on Nov. 8, 2005, "Yer Favourites," for which tracks were selected by the band's fans directly via their website, has soared past Diamond status at 14-times Platinum (Diamond is 10-times Platinum) and has over half-a-billion streams globally.
Paramount+ announces new documentary 'Milli Vanilli'
Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 01:35 pm
Paramount+ announced the acquisition of the new feature-length documentary "Milli Vanilli," which will premiere exclusively on the service this fall in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, following its world premiere at the Tribeca Festival on Saturday, June 10, at 8:30 p.m.

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