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Riverstone Grill wins award at Taste of Buffalo
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced that several local restaurants were named award winners in a variety of categories at the 34th annual food festival, including one from Grand Island. The judging took place by a panel of representatives from the local media, political, and business sectors.
Can You Help: Elizabeth Restey
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
Three years ago at this time, Elizabeth Restey of Grand Island was in Roswell Park Cancer Institute undergoing her first round of chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia. Two years ago at this time, she was pregnant with her first child. This year, she is back at Roswell and pregnant at the same time.
Knights of Columbus supports Special Kids Picnic
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:45 pm
This year, this Grand Island Lions Club Special Kids Picnic entertained many children and their chaperones for a day of fun and food, including boat rides, pony rides, face painting, music, hot dogs and hamburgers.
Town of Niagara: Annual LakeFest to raise money for Mercy Flight
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:35 pm
Mercy Flight of Western New York will hold its annual LakeFest event from 3-10 p.m. this Saturday, July 22, at the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road. Proceeds generated from the event will benefit Mercy Flight.
UB math students advance to final night of NBC's 'Spartan Challenge'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:35 pm
The Mathletes are closing in on $250,000. The team of University at Buffalo math students competing on NBC's second season of "Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge" edged out the competition by 6 seconds in the second round of the series, earning a trip to the final night of competition.
Introducing Bonray: 4-piece makes label debut with 'Turn My Eyes'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:30 pm
Sony Music / Provident Label Group announces the official debut from Bonray. This four-piece group of siblings, who officially signed with the label earlier this year, is ready to drop its first single, the anthemic "Turn My Eyes," also accompanied with a lyric video.
'The Voice' season 10 winner Alisan Porter releases new single 'Change'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:30 pm
Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and history-making season 10 victor of NBC's "The Voice," Alisan Porter released her brand-new single, "Change," at all digital retailers today. It's available HERE.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino offering collectible KISS casino chips
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 04:30 pm
As the anticipation builds for one of the most eagerly awaited events of the summer, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is offering KISS fans a special way to capture the excitement.
Park Police put watercraft users on alert
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 02:05 pm
The New York State Park Police reminds boaters and Jet Ski operators that operating in the federally restricted exclusionary zone above Niagara Falls is prohibited. Violators will face charges for entering this restricted area by either state or federal authorities.
North Tonawanda: Dispatch deal discussed
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 02:05 pm
Niagara County and North Tonawanda elected leaders and public safety officials, along with officers from the North Tonawanda police Benevolent Association, met Friday morning to discuss the details of a five-year deal that modifies the county's dispatch system based on input from North Tonawanda police.
Niagara County Central Rotary's Tom Grimm receives Paul Harris Fellow Award
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:40 am
Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney, formed the first Rotary Club in 1905 so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas, form meaningful and lifelong friendships, and give back to their communities.
Town of Niagara Lions host special guests
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:35 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club recently hosted Lion President Tatiana Maslennikova and Lion Elena Mitriaeva of the Stars of St. Petersburg Lions Club from Russia. Maslennikova and Mitriaeva were on their way to the Lions International Convention in Chicago.
Process of installing fence around former landfill continues
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:35 am
Plans are moving along to install a fence around the inactive Niagara Sanitation Landfill, which formerly took in waste from various chemical companies.
Anne Burrell & Rachael Ray return to transform celeb cooking disasters into culinary masters in new season of 'Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition'
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:20 am
Food icons Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray return to lead a star-studded culinary boot camp for cooking-challenged celebrities this summer with a brand-new season of "Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition," premiering Wednesday, Aug. 23 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Collins, Tenney, Katko applaud requirement of Lake Ontario report included in appropriations bill
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, on Friday applauded the release of the fiscal year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, which includes language requiring the secretary of state to issue a report on damages to the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
Seether's 5th annual Rise Above Festival to pay tribute to Chester Bennington & Chris Cornell
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Seether's 5th Annual Rise Above Fest, the largest suicide awareness event in the world, which will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine. It will feature performers including Korn, Shinedown, Stone Sour, Skillet, Halestorm and Falling in Reverse.
WATCH: New 'Marvel's Inhumans' trailer revealed at San Diego Comic-Con
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
A new "Marvel's Inhumans" trailer was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con. The highly anticipated new Marvel television series will bring the fan-favorite comic book series and a new kind of family drama to the small screen this fall on ABC.
Erie County: Household hazardous waste collection event coming Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, in cooperation with Erie Community College and the Northwest Solid Waste Management Board, has announced a household hazardous waste drop-off day will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Erie Community College North Campus in Williamsville.
Collins, Higgins support measures to reduce 'unnecessary delays' at border
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Congressmen Chris Collins and Brian Higgins sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan urging them to implement protocols that would reduce processing times at the northern border for commercial vehicles.
Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship awarded
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 08:35 am
Niagara Falls High School seniors Kaitlyn Ivancic and Jeante Fitzsimmons were named the 2017 recipients of the Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship. They were honored at a dinner Thursday at The Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue.
Kingdom Bound: Britt Nicole living life, making music for a greater good
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:25 pm
Britt is one of the performers at this year's Kingdom Bound Music Festival at Darien Lake. She is slated to perform at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 29, on the amphitheater stage.
St. Vincent de Paul Society to open new store in Niagara Falls
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 03:05 pm
The gift of a building from a Youngstown businessman will allow the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to resume retail operations in Niagara Falls.
NFMMC announces management appointments
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced several new appointments to its management team.
City of Niagara Falls uses award money for Hyde Park fish stocking
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Mayor Paul A Dyster was joined by officials from the city's Department of Public Works on Thursday as 2,500 channel catfish were released into Hyde Park Lake. The lake, located in the second-largest municipal park in New York after New York City's Central Park, is an impoundment of Gill Creek, which is a tributary of the upper Niagara River.
Grace VanderWaal shares music video for 'Moonlight'
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Thirteen-year-old singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal unveils the official video for her infectious song "Moonlight" today. Featuring a concept that was visualized by Grace herself, the video was filmed in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and directed by Blythe Thomas. Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/MoonlightVideo.
Usain Bolt - world's fastest man - headlines IAAF Diamond League Track & Field coverage from Monaco on NBCSN
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 02:20 pm
Eight-time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt is expected to compete in the men's 100m in his final IAAF Diamond League race before the World Track & Field Championships in August. Bolt has said the World Track & Field Championships will be his final competition before retiring.
Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield awards scholarships
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 12:00 pm
Two Niagara-Wheatfield graduating seniors are the recipients of scholarships awarded by the Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield. Both Madison Klondonas and Perya Bhagchandani earned a $1,000 award from the organization.
PHOTOS: Ziggy Marley, Cyro Baptista, Philip Burke, Brit Floyd at Artpark
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 11:50 am
Classic rock, pop-rock-reggae, world music and a Slyboots Circus took center stage at Artpark this week.
Ellen Doyle awarded Sass nursing scholarship
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 10:10 am
Ellen Doyle, R.N., was awarded the 2017 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship.
Hot cars can be deadly for kids & pets in summer
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:45 am
Every year, dozens of children die due to heatstroke from being left in a hot car for too long. Nineteen children have already passed away this year; 723 since 1998 (according to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians). While an overwhelming majority of these deaths were accidental, they were preventable.
BBQ at St. Jude
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:40 am
The St. Jude Shrine of Lewiston will hold its annual chicken and rib barbecue dinner from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. The dinner includes cheesy potatoes, pasta salad, tossed salad, dessert, ice cream and beverage. Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children (6-12 years). Tickets are presale only.
This ... is your host of 'American Idol': Ryan Seacrest returns to iconic series
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:25 am
A household name from his decades on radio and television as an award-winning host and producer, Ryan Seacrest is confirmed to host the beloved music competition series "American Idol" for its first season on ABC.
Music therapy program established in memory of Chris Cornell
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:25 am
Local nonprofit Childhaven on Thursday announced the establishment of the "Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program at Childhaven" in memory of the late musician and philanthropist. Vicky Cornell has committed $100,000 to assist Childhaven's therapeutic early learning model for trauma-affected children. This announcement comes on July 20, the date of Chris Cornell's birth.
Local restaurants donate to Northwest Jazz Festival raffle
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:05 am
More than $3,000 in local restaurant gift certificates will be given away at the conclusion of the 2017 Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, on Aug. 25-26.
Ortt delivers a total of $55,000 to Western Niagara County libraries
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:55 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Wednesday delivered a total of $55,000 in state funding to the public libraries in western Niagara County. Ortt secured the funds as part of this year's state budget.
Higgins, Ryan applaud action on Canalside's South Aud Block
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan welcomed the release of a request for proposals for construction on Canalside's South Aud Block. In April, Higgins and Ryan stood near the property urging Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. to take the necessary steps to expedite construction of the dining, retail and residential space proposed in the 2013 Canalside modified general project plan.
Beach volleyball stars
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:50 am
Kelsey Tylec, right, 13, an eighth-grader at Edward Town Middle School, and Emma Wlostowski, 14, an Alden Central High School sophomore, participated in the 16-and-under division of the Ontario Beach JBT National Qualifier on July 16 on Charlotte Beach in Rochester.
ECHDC announces unique opportunity to be part of renaissance of Buffalo's waterfront
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:45 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. has issued a request for proposals for two parcels of the South Aud Block, which will allow New York state to proceed with the next exciting phase of development at Canalside in Buffalo.
Morinello to host car seat safety check
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 08:45 am
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello has announced his office, in coordination with the Erie County Sheriff's Office and the Grand Island Fire Co., will host a car seat safety check. The event will take place from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Grand Island Fire Hall, 2275 Baseline Road.
Garbage: Shirley Manson talks cold, hard reality; spectacular dream
Wed, Jul 19th 2017 07:00 am
Twenty-two years ago, Shirley Manson famously sang, "I'm only happy when it rains. I'm only happy when it's complicated."
 

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