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Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness releases new single 'Stars'
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 09:35 am
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness has released his new single "Stars" via Nettwerk, marking the veteran indie-pop singer-songwriter-pianist's first new music for this year - and first release on his new label home.
Obituary: Kurt M. Villani
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 09:35 am
Kurt M. Villani, 72, of Grand Island, passed away on Aug. 6, 2022, at his residence, surrounded by his loved ones. Kurt was the son of the late Guido J. and Lorraine (Burns) Villani, born in Niagara Falls on March 26, 1950.
Bergholz 5K is Sept. 24
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 09:30 am
The Bergholz 5K (and 1-mile Fun Run) road race is once again being hosted in Bergholz on Sept. 24, starting at 10 a.m.
Higgins honors WWII vet Bob Ramos as community celebrates his 101st birthday
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Tuesday honored World War II veteran Bob Ramos - just a week prior to his 101st birthday. The congressman presented the former U.S. Navy fireman first class officer with military service medals during a ceremony at the John Duke Center in Niagara Falls.
Hochul signs gun safety legislation strengthening bans on realistic-looking imitation weapons used to commit crimes
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation (S.687/A.3998) to strengthen restrictions on imitation weapons, which can be used to commit crimes.
Chimera delivers funding for Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 02:05 pm
On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera met with coaches and young players to present a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League (HNPYBL).
First look: 'The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes'
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:40 pm
Return to "The Hunger Games," the landmark film franchise that has earned over $3 billion globally, with Lionsgate's adaptation of Suzanne Collins' No. 1 New York Times Bestseller "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes."
KISS This! teams with Goo Goo Dolls' Robby Takac to raise money for local music charity
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:40 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 10, Buffalo's tribute band KISS THIS! will release "Buffalo Rock City ALIVE!" This limited-edition CD is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2020 KISS tribute album, "Buffalo Rock City." "ALIVE!" will only be available at the Music Is Art Festival (at Buffalo Riverworks and Riverfest Park, 359 Ganson St.) on Sept. 10.
Hochul directs DEC to expand drought watch
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to issue an updated drought watch after consulting with the State Drought Management Task Force and federal partner agencies.
Catholic Charities seeking backpack recipients & school supply donations
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
With the start of a new school year only weeks away, Catholic Charities is again collecting school supplies for its annual backpack program, which helps students in need throughout Western New York with a backpack and school supplies.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA partners with Salvation Army, United Way, Boys & Girls Club for school supplies giveaway
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is once again teaming up with the Salvation Army, the United Way of Greater Niagara and the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club to distribute backpacks filled with school supplies for an annual back-to-school event.
ESD reminds commercial & mixed-use property owners that applications are available for east side commercial districts program in Buffalo
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
Empire State Development reminds commercial and mixed-use property owners that applications are available for the second round of the east side commercial districts program in Buffalo. Additional community information sessions have been scheduled for Aug. 17 and 18.
Community Foundation: Grant process open for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Arts & Culture Initiative
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting applications for the 2022 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Arts & Culture Initiative competitive grant process in two categories. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Sept. 16.
Boating safety has improved nationally says Water Sports Foundation, resulting in fewer incidents & fatalities
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
The U.S. Coast Guard's latest 2021 Recreational Boating Statistics Report revealed boating safety improved with a 15.4% drop in the fatality rate per 100,000 registered vessels since 2020, while incidents decreased by 15.7% to 4,439; total fatalities decreased by 14.2% to 658; and total injuries decreased by 17.2% to 2,641.
Village of Lewiston to add stop signs at Fourth, Center & Water streets
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to add a series of new stop signs in an attempt to prevent future automobile-related accidents.
Niagara County pizzerias called to enter 3rd annual 'Festival of Slice'
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 04:35 pm
Registration is now open for the third annual "Festival of Slice" pizza celebration, set for 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Niagara Falls Convention Center.
WEDI awarded $925,000 for West Side Bazaar expansion
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 04:35 pm
On Friday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced Westminster Economic Development Initiative will receive $925,000 for its planned move and expansion of the West Side Bazaar. WEDI has been raising capital campaign funds for building the new bazaar since March 2021.
Ryan hosts groundbreaking for new Elmwood Village Playground
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan on Monday joined community stakeholders and representatives from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and Preservation Buffalo Niagara to break ground on a new playground in Buffalo's Elmwood Village.
Hochul announces $234 million in additional food assistance for August
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 04:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced all New Yorkers enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program will receive the maximum allowable level of food benefits for August. All households participating in SNAP - including those already at the maximum level of benefits - will receive a supplemental allotment this month, resulting in a roughly $234 million infusion of federal funding into the New York state economy.
'Big R': Buffalo Fuel, Firth Jewelers & Telco Construction present racing action this Friday night
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:35 pm
Buffalo Fuel, Firth Jewelers and Telco Construction will be presenting the racing program this coming Friday night at the Ransomville Speedway. A full card of Krown Undercoating 358 Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman will all be in action at 7:15 p.m.
UB: Women's Health Initiative makes lasting contributions to cardiology
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:35 pm
For nearly 30 years, the Women's Health Initiative has yielded important findings that continue to shed light on factors affecting disease and risk of death in postmenopausal women. WHI's contributions to cardiology are especially impressive, right up there with other well-known studies such as Framingham, and the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC).
10,000 Maniacs featuring Mary Ramsey cancel remaining shows in 2022 on '40th Anniversary Tour' due to illness in band
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:35 pm
10,000 Maniacs featuring Mary Ramsey regretfully announce the cancelation of their remaining tour dates for 2022, on their "40th Anniversary" trek, due to illness in the band. The canceled shows include Oct 1 at The University at Buffalo Center for The Arts.
Prolific West African musician Habib Koité to play Kleinhans Music Hall
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:35 pm
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes Habib Koité and Bamada to the Mary Seaton Room at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
Buffalo Museum of Science, Churn Soft Serve & Coffee partner to host live ice carving of larger-than-life-size cryolophosaurus dinosaur
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:30 pm
On Saturday, the Buffalo Museum of Science held a live ice sculpting of a larger-than-life cryolophosaurus head at Churn Soft Serve & Coffee. The collaboration came as a recognition of the "Antarctic Dinosaurs: The Exhibition" experience nearing its final days at the museum.
Hochul: $10 million partnership to assist direct support professionals
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Office for People With Developmental Disabilities has entered into a $10 million partnership with the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals to expand opportunities for professional credentialing for direct support professionals in the developmental disabilities field throughout the state. Her team said the three-year agreement will help professionalize the direct support professional workforce and address worker shortages.
Famous Lockportians to appear in cemetery tour
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:20 pm
History comes alive at Cold Springs Cemetery at 1p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.The Niagara History Center "Step Back in Time Players" will portray five different "residents" of the cemetery.
Buffalo: Advanced funding jumpstarts 4 major projects on Outer Harbor & Canalside
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 02:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the acceleration of several significant projects along Buffalo's waterfront. Advanced funding from the New York Power Authority to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. will jumpstart four major projects on the Outer Harbor and at Canalside.
Niagara History Center presents program on sanitation workers past & present
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 07:00 am
On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Niagara History Center will present the next installment in its "Other Voices" programs on Niagara's history. "Hidden Workers: The Sanitation Industry Past and Present" will be held at 11a.m. in the History Center's meeting room at 215 Niagara St., Lockport. The program will feature representatives from Modern Disposal Services in Lewiston.
'Family Fun Fest' at St. Francis of Assisi
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 07:00 am
St. Francis of Assisi Parish will hold its "Family Fun Fest" from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at 73 Adam St., in the City of Tonawanda.
Lewiston Art Festival top winner says show is 'one of my favorites'
Sun, Aug 14th 2022 04:45 pm
Bonnie Hedden Designs won Best in Show on Saturday at the 2022 Lewiston Art Festival. Hedden, a handcrafted-jewelry artist from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, also took first place in the Artistic Craft I: Jewelry category for her "Aqua Shag" necklace.
PHOTOS: Lewiston Art Festival is best in show
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 06:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is hosting the 56th annual Lewiston Art Festival this weekend. This prestigious event showcases the work of more than 160 professional and student artists representing eight states and Canada, with creations lining Center Street.
Statewide effort to prevent speeding
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced law enforcement agencies throughout New York state will be increasing patrols to target speeding from Aug. 14-21. Speed Awareness Week is a high-visibility enforcement campaign supported by the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee to stop speeding and prevent avoidable crashes caused by unsafe speed.
Twin City Island Deli: Ribbon is cut for Grand Island's new delicatessen
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Boar's Head deli meats and cheeses, which are sold at the newly opened Twin City Island Deli, 2092 Grand Island Blvd., "are the best that you can buy," said owner James Zuckerman, who also owns Twin City Deli at 50 Main St., in the City of Tonawanda. He and the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce celebrated the new business with a ribbon-cutting on Monday.
Remembering Dori Klaaren and her art
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Terry and Dori Klaaren were exploring Morocco after having traveled through Europe for approximately eight months. They were a young couple in the early 1970s, and Dori had suggested the trip, explaining that it would be a good time to do it " 'Because we're free; because we've got no careers. We have no kids, no debts. We will never be this free again for the rest of our lives. We need to travel,' " Terry said to a group at the Grand Island Memorial Library, where he spoke about Dori's artwork on Aug. 1.
Cars and food take center stage in Relay For Life event
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
For Mark B. Gollwitzer, the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle that he had restored was much more than a car. It is a reminder of his brother, Peter, who died in 2018.
Future plans for Radisson discussed
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island residents learned more on the future of the Radisson at a community gathering Tuesday in the hotel, during a meeting outlining adaptive reuse plans by developers.
Crowder & Dante Bowe join atop Atlanta skyline for 'God Really Loves Us' video
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 05:15 pm
From a rooftop in downtown Atlanta, three-time Grammy Award nominee Crowder and Grammy-winning Dante Bowe come together for the picturesque video "God Really Loves Us," out today.
Tasha Cobbs Leonard readies release of live-recorded album 'Hymns'
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 05:10 pm
Grammy, Billboard Music, Stellar, and Dove Award-winning musician and songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard readies the release of her forthcoming album "Hymns," out Oct. 7 via Motown Gospel. Cobbs Leonard took to social media this week to tease fans with the awaited album cover, and they swarmed the artist with excitement.
Lathan Warlick says 'Let's Be Honest'
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 05:10 pm
Lathan Warlick, the genre-bending artist, rapper, songwriter and viral music sensation, releases his latest project today, the four-song EP "Let's Be Honest."
New York state recognizes National Farmers' Market Week
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 05:10 pm
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball, during National Farmers' Market week, highlighted what his team called "critical programs that increase access to fresh and local foods available at New York state farmers' markets and that provide a boost to New York's agricultural industry.

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