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The Trews to headline Youngstown's Village Music Fest
Tue, Mar 15th 2022 10:10 am
Barry Entertainment will present the third annual Village Music Fest from noon until 10 p.m. Aug. 6 at Veterans Park in Youngstown. Canadian Rock band The Trews will headline a show that features 10 local and regional bands, including Melissa Barry & Element, Grub, No Vacancy, Scott Celani, and Tonemah. The all-day event will also feature more than 30 vendors and artisans for shopping, a beer and wine tent, games, food trucks and a petting zoo.
Buffalo Bills & Sabres announce return of Give 716
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 03:25 pm
After raising more than $1.1 million to benefit Western New York charities during last summer's Give 716, the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills announced the initiative will return this summer. Give 716 2022 will take place from 7:16 p.m. Thursday, July 14, to 7:16 a.m. Saturday, July 16, again coinciding with 716 Day.
Hochul: $2.5 million in funding for mental health resource center for schools
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 03:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the availability of $2.5 million over five years to create and support a Mental Health Resource and Training Technical Assistance Center for Schools. The center will support all New York state public and private schools, and assist them in providing mental health education as part of the K-12 health curricula.
Hochul announces new actions to increase transparency & access to public records
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 03:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York is moving forward with "improvements to the process of responding to public records requests."
Applications open for 2022 Empire State Fellows program
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 03:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the opening of the application process for the 2022 class of Empire State Fellows.
BBB alert: Don't reply to that text message, it's a scam!
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 03:05 pm
Better Business Bureau of Upstate New York's scam tracker received several reports over the weekend of this text scam. In fact, some BBB staff members received the text as well.
NCSO responds to Porter fire
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 02:30 pm
At 7:13 p.m. Sunday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a 911 call reporting a residential structure fire on Youngstown Wilson Road in the Town of Porter. Deputies responded and confirmed a fully involved structure fire.
Catholic Health supports Ukrainian relief effort
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 02:30 pm
The crisis in Ukraine has affected millions of people fighting for their country - and millions more fleeing their homeland to protect their families - leaving loved ones and possessions behind.
Artpark teaming with BPO for 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert'
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 01:55 pm
The "Harry Potter Film Concert Series" returns to the Artpark Mainstage Theater with "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert," the third film in the "Harry Potter" series. On July 9, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is performing this magical score live while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.
Secretary of State Rodriguez approves Village of Lewiston's updated Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 01:10 pm
New York Secretary of State Robert J. Rodriguez on Monday announced his approval of the updated Village of Lewiston Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP), which provides a renewed step-by-step process to advance the village's waterfront planning from vision to implementation.
National gas price average increases 26 cents
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 01:05 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.33 ($4.325), up 26 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.86. The New York state average is 4.45, up 19 cents from last week. A year ago, the NYS average was $2.90.
AAA celebrates 120 years, helping travelers see the world - and driving change for traffic safety
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 01:05 pm
This month, AAA celebrates 120 years of advocating for safe mobility for drivers and travelers alike at the national level. Started in 1902 by automotive enthusiasts who wanted to chart the path for better roads in America, AAA has transformed into one of North America's largest membership organizations, providing roadside assistance, travel, discounts, financial and insurance services to enhance the life journey of more than 62 million members.
Rick Springfield headed to Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino on June 25
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 12:45 pm
The sounds of a generation will come alive when Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino presents "An Evening with Rick Springfield" inside the Seneca Allegany Event Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, March 18, and start at $25.
Niagara County to host agribusiness outreach forum
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development will host its third annual agribusiness outreach forum from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday, April 8. A hybrid format has been put in place to allow for either in-person or virtual attendance.
Shea's Performing Arts Center announces spring & summer camps
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 12:45 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center has announced 2022 spring and summer camps. Students of all ages will have the opportunity to train in acting, dance and singing with three different camps: Stories in Motion, Shea's Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, and The Actor's Edge Summer Acting Intensive.
NCHS to present program on Niagara County's historic international bridges
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Historical Society will present "International Bridges of Niagara," a free public program covering the history of the bridges, at Lockport's Historic Palace Theatre at 7 p.m. Monday, March 21.
Division of Consumer Protection helped New York consumers recoup nearly $3 million in 2021
Mon, Mar 14th 2022 12:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the New York State Division of Consumer Protection assisted 21,855 New Yorkers with a variety of consumer protection matters in 2021, resulting in a record $2,918,025 being returned to consumers' wallets. The announcement came on the final day of National Consumer Protection Week.
Casting Crowns set to perform first of 2 2022 Kingdom Bound concerts in Buffalo
Sat, Mar 12th 2022 05:30 pm
Batman is all the rage these days - and you can find him in everyday people. No mask or cape required. Take Mark Hall, for example.
St. Stephen teacher wins a Bee Cause Grant
Sat, Mar 12th 2022 07:00 am
As a young recruit to the U.S. Navy in 1975, Phil Kenline was introduced to beekeeping by a family in Atlanta who "adopted" him.
Proposed Huth Road development generates debate over wetlands
Sat, Mar 12th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board voted at its March 7 meeting to grant preliminary plat approval and to issue a negative declaration for a SEQR review to the 17-lot Sandywood Circle subdivision, located on Huth Road, east of Autumnwood Drive.
Obituary: Christina R. (nee Rae) 'Ina' Young
Sat, Mar 12th 2022 07:00 am
Christina R. (nee Rae) "Ina" Young, age 90, of the City of Tonawanda, and formerly of Grand Island, died peacefully on March 5, 2022.
Ryan seeks nominations for outstanding librarians from across New York
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 04:15 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, chair of the Senate Libraries Committee, seeks nominations for outstanding librarians from across New York. He will recognize outstanding librarians who go above and beyond to serve their communities during National Library Week, which begins Sunday, April 3. One librarian will be selected from each of the state's 10 region. Each honoree will receive special recognition and a framed New York State Senate proclamation.
Higgins & Brown: $10 million American Rescue Plan investment eliminating lead pipes in Buffalo
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 04:15 pm
On the one-year anniversary of the signing of the American Rescue Plan law, Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown discussed how funding provided through the ARP is making a difference in the lives of Buffalo residents - including a $10 million federal investment in the removal of lead pipes in Buffalo neighborhoods.
Unlimited DVR coming to all Hulu + Live TV subscribers at no additional cost on April 13
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 04:15 pm
On April 13, Hulu will introduce unlimited DVR to all Hulu + Live TV subscribers at no additional cost, unlocking limitless storage for users to record their favorite programming from across the entire 80-plus channel lineup. The upcoming launch follows the addition of access to Disney+ and ESPN+ as part of a Hulu + Live TV subscription.
Kelsea Ballerini & Anthony Mackie host CMT Music Awards' on CBS
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 04:15 pm
CBS and CMT announced country music star Kelsea Ballerini and actor Anthony Mackie will take the stage as co-hosts of the 2022 CMT Music Awards, country music's only entirely fan-voted awards show, broadcasting live Monday, April 11 (8 p.m. ET) from Nashville's historic Municipal Auditorium, and various locations in and around Nashville.
'An Audience with Adele' concert special set for March 20 on NBC
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 04:15 pm
In front of a star-studded audience at the world-famous London Palladium, Adele will perform a collection of her original songs in the two-hour NBC special "An Audience with Adele" set for Sunday, March 20 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Country singer/songwriter Caroline Jones releases official video for emotional song 'Not Love'
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 03:40 pm
On Friday, country-pop artist Caroline Jones released the official video for her emotional new song, "Not Love," off her sophomore studio album "Antipodes."
Life.Church Worship releases new single 'Grace Upon Grace'
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 03:35 pm
On Friday, Life.Church Worship released their latest single, "Grace Upon Grace." It's the title track from the group's upcoming album slated to release on April 22. The group's team said, "Written as a prayer of thanksgiving, this powerful and upbeat song gives praise to God for His mercy and faithfulness."
'Better View, Part II' from Switch, is out now
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 03:35 pm
"Better View, Part II," from Switch, is out now (courtesy of Sony Music/Provident's Essential Worship). Leading up to its anticipated release, the group dropped singles "Covered" and "Letting Go" earlier this year accompanied by lyric videos.
River Valley shows its 'AGES'
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 03:35 pm
The debut project from River Valley AGES, "Ages," released today - and one powerful word describes the album's theme: encouragement. The group created "Ages" "to encourage young believers everywhere to feel like they are able to use their creativeness in a way that builds God's kingdom."
Elevation Rhythm announces debut full-length album, 'Growing Pains'
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 03:35 pm
Elevation Rhythm announces the full-length debut album, "Growing Pains," which will be released on April 1. Today they released the first single, "Fake Love," along with the live video. The new track, sung by Nate Diaz and Brittany Diaz, is described as "an attitude-laden declaration filled with a heavy blend of modern 808s and retro punk rock."
Biological clock shock? 'Springing forward' may have drawbacks for heart health
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 03:10 pm
According to the American Heart Association, scientific research supports the view that losing an hour of much-needed sleep may not be the only thing to dread about "springing forward" when clocks move up for daylight saving time later this month. The upcoming time change may also negatively impact your heart and brain health.
Harriet Tubman bicentennial celebration lights up Niagara Falls sky
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 03:10 pm
The evening sky over Niagara Falls on Thursday was filled with light that symbolized the continuation of Harriet Tubman's legacy as one of the Underground Railroad's most famous conductors. It also marked the bicentennial of her birth.
Niagara County Central Rotary Earth Day cleanup at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 03:10 pm
Niagara County Central Rotary Club President Dan Ljiljanich and Wilson Central School District Superintendent Tim Carter - a fellow Rotarian - announced the second annual Earth Day cleanup will take place from 8-11 a.m. April 23 at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park Roosevelt Beach.
Ryan: NFTA bus drivers paid significantly less than other upstate transit drivers
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 03:10 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined local stakeholders to highlight what his team called "the failure of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to properly compensate bus drivers, which has led to a driver shortage that has caused service cutbacks across Erie and Niagara counties."
Stars continue to line up for 94th Oscars: Daniel Kaluuya, Mila Kunis, Lupita Nyong'o, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes & John Travolta
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 03:10 pm
Show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan on Friday announced the next wave of star presenters headed to the stage for the 94th Oscars. The lineup includes Daniel Kaluuya, Mila Kunis, Lupita Nyong'o, Naomi Scott, Wesley Snipes and John Travolta. "The Oscars" will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 27 (8 p.m. EDT).
American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Returns in person, united again across region
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 12:45 pm
The 2022 American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure is back to an in-person event this year on Saturday June 11, at Xerox Campus in Webster. Riders across upstate New York, including the Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany regions, will unite for the second consecutive year to raise much-needed funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy.
NFMMC winter market raises $15,000 for women's services
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation presents a check for $15,000 to Dr. Renee Baughman, nurse practitioner Erin DiMarco and registered nurse Kathy Kendzierski.
Hochul directs agencies to deploy emergency response assets as winter storm will impact majority of state with heavy snow & high winds
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 12:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has directed state agencies to deploy emergency response assets as a winter weather system is poised to deliver another round of heavy snow across most of New York beginning Friday night and continuing through Saturday.
Daylight saving time: Turn your clocks forward and test your smoke alarms
Fri, Mar 11th 2022 12:30 pm
Daylight saving time begins this Sunday, March 13, and the American Red Cross of Western New York reminds everyone to turn your clocks forward one hour and test your smoke alarms.

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