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National Night Out set for Aug. 2
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island National Night Out will take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, in the Town Commons next to Grand Island Town Hall (Baseline and Whitehaven roads).
Certified AutoBrokers: Providing service from a servant's heart
Sat, Jul 30th 2022 07:00 am
Chris Taylor, who co-owns Certified AutoBrokers, 1693 Grand Island Blvd., with Travis Smith, said that his business, which recently expanded, has experienced tremendous growth and that he believes that it has great potential for continued growth in the future.
Warren's Village Hardware to stay in the family
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Good news for DIY-minded River Region residents: Warren's Village Hardware is no longer for sale.
Village of Lewiston: Work on $1.8M DPW garage addition set to begin
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday gathered at the Department of Public Works to break ground on a $1.8 million expansion to the DPW headquarters.
Merrell Lane Aviation Scholarship benefits NFARS, Air Force industry
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
To honor one of its founders and longtime chairman, the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) established the Merrell Lane Aviation Scholarship. At that time, in 2015, the United States Air Force was experiencing a pilot shortage and the scholarship was NIMAC's way of helping fill that gap in any way that we could.
Lewiston Town Board session upbeat
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston Town Board members had a relatively light session Monday. The meeting was marked by recognition of the bicentennial committee for a job well done at the recent commemoration, as well as a positive town audit received for 2021-22.
Thunder on the Niagara returns to Gratwick Park
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association and Hydroplane Racing League of Canada is pleased to announce this year's boat racing event. Thunder on the Niagara returns to Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda, on Aug. 6-7. The major sponsor for the sixth year is Snyder Industries Inc.
Obituary: Barry C. Conway, 'The Bear Man'
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island's Barry C. Conway, "The Bear Man," died July 24, 2022, at age 59.
Flip Burger family at work on second Lewiston location
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
The Vecchies family is converting the former Gallo Loco restaurant into what they're calling Hustler's Tavern.
DeGlopper Memorial still in need of funds
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
Since the Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial site was dedicated last summer, visitors have come to admire the life-sized statue of the World War II hero from Grand Island, and the plaques of Islanders killed in action while serving our country.
Beverage collections benefit food pantries
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 07:00 am
Deposits for Food continues to support four Niagara County food pantries. Earlier this week, $250 check presentations were made to the Care-n-Share Food Pantry in Ransomville and the Wilson Food Pantry.
Erie County Department of Health updates COVID-19 testing & vaccine clinic schedule
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:30 pm
Starting Monday, Aug. 1, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) will follow updated schedules for free COVID-19 testing and vaccines at the Jesse Nash Health Center at 608 William St., Buffalo; and the Erie County Emergency and Training Operations Center, at 3359 Broadway in Cheektowaga.
Hochul announces rollout of electric and gas utility bill credits for low-income families
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the vast majority of $567 million dedicated to help low-income electric and gas utility customers pay off past utility bills will be reflected on customers' August bills. The financial assistance program includes an estimated $557 million statewide COVID-19 bill credit program for low-income customers adopted by the New York State Public Service Commission.
Luke Bryan, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie & host Ryan Seacrest return to 'American Idol' for season 6 on ABC
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:20 pm
The iconic star-maker competition series "American Idol" welcomes back music industry legends, judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, and veteran host Ryan Seacrest to help discover America's next singing sensation for a sixth season on ABC when it returns in spring 2023.
'Touch-A-Truck,' family events at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 09:20 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is partnering with the Town of Niagara to host its "Touch-A-Truck" event where children and their families are invited to the shopping center's front parking lot to view local first responder vehicles firsthand. The event is slated for 1-4 p.m. Saturday. It is free and open to the public.
NCDOH joins cooperative effort to wipe out terrestrial rabies
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 09:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health environmental division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine. The ORV project is led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Niagara County Department of Health hosts KidFest family health fair
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 09:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health and the Town of Newfane will host KidFest, a family health fair, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Krull Park. The event will feature free activities for children and families, including lawn and garden games, Zumba, STEM and reading/literacy.
Eight Days of Hope completes third annual outreach in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Eight Days of Hope wrapped up its third annual outreach in the Buffalo community on July 23. Hundreds of locals and out-of-towners came together over an eight-day period for one goal - to love and serve the Fillmore District of Buffalo.
Report: Hotels' recovery continues, workforce challenges remain
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:55 am
Midway through 2022, the hotel industry continues to make strides toward recovery, with nominal hotel room revenue and state and local tax revenues projected to exceed 2019 levels by the end of this year, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)'s 2022 midyear state of the hotel industry report.
Consumer alert: NYS Consumer Protection warns of text scams involving fake bank fraud alerts
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 08:00 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection warned New Yorkers of a text phishing scheme targeting cell phone users with an attempt to steal their information. Fraudsters are impersonating financial institutions claiming that a customer's account is compromised "due to unusual activity," but the message is an attempt to deceive the recipient into sharing personal information.
New York Power Authority trustees vote to appoint Justin E. Driscoll president & CEO
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:50 am
Earlier this week, the New York Power Authority's board of trustees and the Canal Corp.'s board of directors voted to appoint Justin E. Driscoll as president and CEO of the Power Authority and the Canal Corp., subject to New York State Senate confirmation.
Niagara County to hold public meetings on new Rural Transportation bus routes
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:45 am
Niagara County will host two public meetings next week on proposed route changes to its Rural Transportation bus service, which is being renamed "Connect Niagara." The meetings will be Aug. 2 in Lockport and Aug. 4 in Niagara Falls.
Artpark presents its biggest weekend of 2022 season
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:45 am
Artpark & Company is in the midst of its most robust season in recent history. From July 29 through Aug. 1, it will feature 12 events with both regional and internationally touring artists from the U.S. and Canada that are expected to attract more than 15,000 people to the state park.
Erie County delivers harm reduction supplies & materials to local restaurants, bars
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health and Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force have expanded a campaign to distribute harm reduction materials and supplies. ECDOH has contacted restaurants and bars, starting in the City of Buffalo, to offer Narcan kits and branded materials with harm reduction messages at no cost. Outreach to the rest of Erie County will continue this summer.
NCSO: Industrial accident in Wheatfield
Wed, Jul 27th 2022 11:45 am
On Wednesday, just before 2 a.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a hazardous material incident at the Avantor building in the Town of Wheatfield. The caller reported a spill of approximately 400 gallons of methanol contained inside the building.
No comments at Frontier House IDA public hearing, but more details revealed
Tue, Jul 26th 2022 03:15 pm
No members of the public were in attendance Tuesday when a hearing was held regarding a request made by the Frontier House owners for a payment in lieu of taxes from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. NCIDA Assistant Director Andrea Klyczek closed the meeting just two minutes after making her introductory remarks.
WNY Food 4 Paws announces debut event
Tue, Jul 26th 2022 11:15 am
WNY Food 4 Paws will host a kick-off event at 11 a.m. Wednesday from St. Casimir's Church Food Pantry, 1833 Clinton St., Buffalo.
Pump prices continue to drop
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 11:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $4.36, down 17 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $3.16. The New York state average is $4.58, down 12 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.19.
Monkeypox detected in Niagara County resident
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 04:20 pm
On July 25, Niagara County Department of Health was notified by the New York State Wadsworth Center Laboratory that the first case of orthopoxvirus/monkeypox was detected in a Niagara County resident.
Garth Brooks makes Buffalo crowd feel at home
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:25 pm
It's 8:20 p.m. on a hot Saturday night in Orchard Park, and at Highmark Stadium, Garth Brooks is getting ready to make his entrance. As the drums rise up, they reveal Brooks underneath them, looking like Hercules lifting them skyward. It's a grand entrance, and the fans respond with a loud roar. It's finally showtime.
Lathan Warlick releases "Look Up To The Sky (feat. Blessing Offor)'
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
Lathan Warlick, a genre-bending artist, rapper, songwriter and viral music sensation, recently released a new single, "Look Up To The Sky (feat. Blessing Offor)."
'Guy's Ultimate Game Night': Fieri hosts new game show featuring celebrity contestants competing in fun, food-related games, challenges & trivia
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
It's all fun and games as host and executive producer Guy Fieri welcomes his celebrity and chef friends to the "Flavortown Lounge" for outrageously fun and entertaining food-inspired games on "Guy's Ultimate Game Night," premiering Wednesday, Aug. 31 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and discovery+.
'Big R': Richard Wilkinson Mini Stock Memorial, kids rides this Friday Night
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks will be featured this Friday night for the annual Richard Wilkinson Memorial. Jetport Restaurant, Niagara Metals and Tim Hortons will present the program, which will also feature the Krown Undercoating Modifieds, Investors Service Sportsman, Ki Po Motors Street Stocks, and Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman. The popular kids rides will also be part of the show.
Pandemic intensified mental health crisis: In New York state, Project TEACH is fighting back
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The U.S. surgeon general is warning that America's youth face a "devastating" mental health crisis. The American Academy of Pediatrics calls it "a national children's mental health emergency." And obstetrician/gynecologists and other primary care providers are seeing increased anxiety and depression in their pregnant and postpartum patients.
Niagara University's Merani Scholarship awarded to Mount St. Mary Academy senior Sheila Strott
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
Sheila Strott, an incoming freshman in Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, is the 2022 recipient of the Merani scholarship, a collaboration between Niagara and the Merani Hotel Group to provide opportunities for high-level experiential learning in the hospitality industry. Strott, a Grand Island resident who graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in June, will receive a four-year, $30,000 scholarship, and three paid rotating internships at Merani properties.
Hochul: Child care desert grant awardees receive nearly $70 million in federal funding
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced nearly $70 million in grant funding has been awarded to newly licensed, registered or permitted child care programs in areas of the state without sufficient child care slots, known as child care deserts.
AHA: Study shows link between frequent naps and high blood pressure
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
Napping on a regular basis is associated with higher risks for high blood pressure and stroke, according to new research published Monday in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for projects approval
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, to vote on funding for a project being proposed by State Parks. The meeting will be held at in the DeVeaux Woods State Park Castellani Building and is open to the public.
Niagara County to hold outdoor career fair in City of Lockport
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 01:00 pm
The Niagara County Department of Employment and Training will hold an outdoor career fair for those seeking employment on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Ida Fritz Park. More than 50 companies with open positions have signed up to take part.
 

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