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Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA to host Lunar New Year event
Wed, Jan 24th 2024 03:40 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is celebrating Lunar New Year from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. This event will be hosted at the Lunar New Year-inspired selfie station, located between the Aerie and Janie and Jack stores, closest to entrance 7.
Calling all restaurants: Show us your healthy options!
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 07:20 pm
Restaurants from all corners of Western New York are invited to highlight the healthy, nutritious food on their menus by participating in the second annual Healthy Options Restaurant Week happening March 4-10.
Hochul directs flags to half-staff to honor New York State Parks employee Aaron J. Peters
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation employee Aaron J. Peters.
Locally produced 'Good Deeds America' launches nationwide, seeks community support for vital Kickstarter campaign
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:55 pm
We are thrilled to announce that "Good Deeds Buffalo" has officially launched nationwide, under our rebranded name, "Good Deeds America." Our website is fully built, and our social media channels are up and running. We have already booked our first sets of guests for the show, and we couldn't be more excited to bring positivity and inspiration to a broader audience.
96th Oscars nominations announced
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:40 pm
Actors Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid announced the 96th Oscars nominations today, live from the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater via a global livestream on, and the Academy's digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media.
Comedian Nate Bargatze announces even more shows, Buffalo stop for 'The Be Funny Tour'
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:40 pm
Comedian Nate Bargatze has announced even more shows to extend "The Be Funny Tour" into the summer of 2024. Bargatze will perform at Buffalo's KeyBank Center on Sunday, June 16.
Niagara University accounting students offering free tax preparation help
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:40 pm
Accounting students from Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration and members of its Accounting Society and Beta Alpha Psi will again provide members of the Niagara Falls community free tax preparation assistance through the Internal Revenue Service's volunteer income tax assistance program, which offers free tax help for low- to moderate-income families, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and those with limited English proficiency.
Niagara Scenic Parkway removal phase 3 public meeting set for Feb. 6
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:40 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced a public meeting will kick off the scoping process for phase three of the removal of the Niagara Scenic Parkway, between Findlay Drive in the City of Niagara Falls and Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
Castellani Art Museum celebrates Black History Month with pioneering exhibitions & discussions
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:40 pm
This February, Castellani Art Museum is proud to present an array of enriching programs in honor of Black History Month. These events are dedicated to highlighting the artistic contributions of African-American artists and exploring the experiences of the BIPOC community in the art world.
UPDATE: Cab driver robbery in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 04:00 pm
Shortly before 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Falls Street for a report of the robbery of a cab driver. The 36-year-old driver stated that, after picking up a customer and driving him to the 1700 block of Falls Street, the customer attempted to rob the cab driver.
NFL: Chiefs-Bills on CBS averaged 50.4 million viewers - most-watched Divisional or Wild Card Game on record
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 03:15 pm
This year's NFL Divisional Round averaged 40 million viewers (TV plus digital) - the highest on record dating back to 1988.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides tips to avoid check-washing scams
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 03:15 pm
The New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing consumers with guidance to avoid mail theft and check-washing schemes.
Niagara USA 250 committee seeks local input
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 03:15 pm
The Niagara County committee charged with organizing local events around America's 250th birthday - known as a semiquincentennial - which will take place in 2026, is asking municipal officials, heritage organizations and county residents to begin thinking about what their local community may do to recognize the occasion.
Driver enters plea of criminally negligent homicide in Niagara County
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 03:10 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced William C. Giambelluca, age 43, entered a plea in County Court to the crime of criminally negligent homicide in the death of 72-year-old Judith Schultz of Barker.
Tour bus fire in Falls
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 03:10 pm
This morning at 2:50 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of Second Street in Niagara Falls for a reported vehicle fire. As the officer arrived, the Niagara Falls Fire Department arrived simultaneously and discovered a Vanhool tour bus, with a Massachusetts registration, engulfed in flames.
Forestview Church of God sending missionaries to Kenya; hosting spaghetti dinner fundraiser
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 03:10 pm
Forestview Church of God is sending a missionary group to visit a pastor in Shibuli, Kenya. The group also intends to supply Bible to 200 pastors following a three-day training seminar.
Niagara Falls: Gas station robbery update
Tue, Jan 23rd 2024 02:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Police Department has charged a 57-year-old Niagara Falls man for his involvement in the alleged assault and robbery that took place on the morning of Friday, Jan. 19, at a gas station on Buffalo Avenue.
Hulu acquires 'Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story'
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 08:00 pm
Hulu today announced its acquisition of "Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story," the first-ever docuseries on the band's history with full cooperation from all past and present members of Bon Jovi.
Intense culinary battles, 'Randomizer Wild Cards,' unpredictable upsets & more on Food Network's 'Tournament of Champions V'
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 06:05 pm
Guy Fieri's iconic culinary competition, "Tournament of Champions," returns for an epic fifth season on Sunday, Feb. 18 (8 p.m. ET/PT). The skills and abilities of 32 of the most talented chefs from the East Coast and West Coast - including all four previous champions - will be pushed to the limit in the most difficult sudden-death, bracket-style culinary competition.
Sung Latin Mass for Candlemas at St. Peter's
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 03:05 pm
There will be a Sung Latin Mass in the Ordinary Form for the feast of the Presentation of Our Lord at St. Peter R.C. Church at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2.
$228M to launch New York's ConnectALL program to bring last mile fiber & high-speed internet to homes in underserved communities
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and House of Representatives Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries today announced New York state has been awarded $228.2 million in federal funding to launch New York's ConnectALL municipal infrastructure program and connect tens of thousands of homes statewide to high-speed broadband internet.
Community can help 'Check Out Hunger' at Tops Friendly Markets
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 01:40 pm
Community members can help nourish their fellow neighbors experiencing food insecurity through Tops Friendly Markets' annual "Check Out Hunger" campaign. Now through Feb. 10, Tops customers may donate $2, $3, $5 or any amount at the register to support FeedMore WNY's programs that alleviate food insecurity and joblessness.
National nonprofit Wreaths Across America announces new theme for 2024: 'Live with Purpose'
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 01:40 pm
Wreaths Across America (WAA), the national nonprofit whose year-long mission is to "Remember the fallen, Honor those who serve, and Teach our children the value of freedom," announces its theme for 2024: "Live with Purpose."
'People Like Us' features Micah Tyler & Emerson Day
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 01:40 pm
Chart-topping artist and songwriter Micah Tyler releases a new version of "People Like Us," the title track of his latest project with Fair Trade Services. Featuring Emerson Day, the song is headed to radio and is available on all DSPs.
Billy Joel unveils first new single in decades, 'Turn The Lights Back On,' Feb. 1
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 01:00 pm
Columbia Records announces the release of Billy Joel's first new single in decades, "Turn The Lights Back On," arriving Thursday Feb. 1. It will be available on all DSPs and pressed on limited-edition 7-inch vinyl.
Care Management Coalition of WNY's 4th annual Family Engagement Conference
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 11:25 am
The Care Management Coalition of WNY's fourth annual Family Engagement Conference is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at The M Hotel Buffalo, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.
NU's College of Hospitality, Sport & Tourism Management receives grants to expand educational opportunities and facilitate diversity
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 11:05 am
Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management was awarded two grants that will support programs to provide local high school students with valuable skills, hands-on experience, and mentorship in hotel management, and to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within the hospitality industry.
Electronic opioid treatment program expands linkage to lifesaving care, ships millions of test strips, rolls out 'no stigma' vending machines
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 11:00 am
MATTERS, an innovative opioid treatment program that grew out of a University at Buffalo physician's frustration with the limitations of care for patients who had overdosed, is expanding its services throughout New York, thanks to funding from the state's Department of Health.
'America's Got Talent' winner Darci Lynne to release debut single, 'Push Our Luck,' on Feb. 5
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Darci Lynne, the youngest contestant to ever win "America's Got Talent" - garnering over 67 million views on the show's YouTube and the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show - is pursuing another passion with the release of her debut single, "Push Our Luck," on Feb. 5.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes prevention program workshops
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
The Niagara County Department of Health nursing division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes prevention program. This is a 16-week program for people who are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Classes are scheduled in 16 consecutive weekly sessions, then bimonthly for three months and once a month for five months.
Avril Lavigne bringing 'Greatest Hits' to Darien Lake Aug. 20
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Today, eight-time Grammy-nominated Diamond-certified icon Avril Lavigne announced her 2024 headline tour across North America, "Avril Lavigne: The Greatest Hits." Produced by Live Nation, the 27-date tour will see Avril perform her biggest songs to-date, including the RIAA three-times-Platinum-certified "Complicated," the two-times Platinum-certified "Sk8er Boi," the two-times-Platinum-certified "Girlfriend," the Platinum-certified "Here's To Never Growing Up," and many more from her record-smashing catalog.
National Passenger Safety Week underway
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Passengers accounted for 62% of traffic fatalities nationwide in 2019, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Those numbers can be reduced by empowering passengers to speak up for their safety when in a dangerous driving situation. That's why AAA Western and Central New York is participating in National Passenger Safety Week, Jan. 21-28, 2024.
Regional gas prices stay steady
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.08, up one cent from last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.42. The New York state average is $3.26, down two cents from one week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.51.
Hunger knows no season: Tops begins 'Check Out Hunger' campaign
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Tops Friendly Markets announces the start of its annual "Check Out Hunger" initiative.
Tops' sustainability efforts continue to pave way for greener future
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
As we continue to celebrate the start of a fresh new year, here at Tops we are excited to announce the advances we continue to make not only in our day-to-day efforts to adopt practices that help protect our environment, but also efforts that will make a lifelong impact.
'Big R': Ransomville Speedway registration meeting set for Feb. 3
Mon, Jan 22nd 2024 10:35 am
Ransomville Speedway will be hosting a drivers registration meeting for both the Friday night stock car program and Thursday night go-kart program on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Ransomville Firehall, 2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road.
Venus Greek & Mediterranean opens in Grand Island Tops Plaza
Sat, Jan 20th 2024 07:00 am
Jack Adly and Cheryl Simonick-Frailey became friends at the beginning of the COVID pandemic in 2020.
B&B expansion request tabled
Sat, Jan 20th 2024 07:00 am
Niagara Falls is known worldwide for its tourism industry, but Grand Island is developing its own niche in offering several bed and breakfast options for people visiting the area to see the sites or visit relatives nearby.
Dems endorse Kennedy for Congress
Sat, Jan 20th 2024 07:00 am
Erie County Democrats on Jan. 11 unanimously endorsed state Sen. Tim Kennedy for the 26th Congressional District seat soon to be vacated by Congressman Brian Higgins.
Grand Island seniors help with tax bills
Sat, Jan 20th 2024 07:00 am
This is the start of the 21st year a group of seniors from the Golden Age Center have stuffed tax bills for Town Clerk Pattie Frentzel.

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