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Units needed for 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival parade
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:30 am
Jerald I. Wolfgang, chairman of the annual Niagara County Peach Festival parade, has announced the Lewiston Kiwanis Club is seeking units for this year's procession.
Echosmith to release highly anticipated sophomore album 'Inside A Dream' on Sept. 29
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:15 am
Echosmith returns with their highly anticipated sophomore album, "Inside A Dream," out Friday, Sept. 29, via Warner Bros. Records. The 11-song set marks the long-awaited follow-up to their 2013 gold-certified debut "Talking Dreams," which spawned the triple-platinum breakout hit "Cool Kids." A new track, "Goodbye," will be released this Friday, alongside the official music video.
John Kay and Steppenwolf to headline Artpark's final 'Tuesday' show of 2017
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 11:15 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced John Kay and Steppenwolf will headline the final show of the "KeyBank presents Tuesdays in the Park" concert series on Aug. 29. The Outdoor Amphitheater concert event will also feature special guests Nerds Gone Wild.
Kingdom Bound artist Britt Nicole's 'Be The Change' hits No. 1
Fri, Jul 7th 2017 10:25 am
Grammy-nominated artist Britt Nicole's hit song "Be The Change" continues to make waves at radio, hitting No. 1 on this week's Billboard's Christian Hot AC Chart. The positive anthem, having already garnered 2.6 million streams, is Nicole's seventh career CHR No. 1, following suit with her last single, "Through Your Eyes," which remained No. 1 at Hot AC's radio for three weeks straight.
Serving the community: Jessica Dittly leaves family's café business to lead Lockport Main Street Inc.
Fri, Jul 7th 2017 07:00 am
When Jessica Dittly moved to Lockport a decade ago, she came armed with her artistic talent, and penchant for cooking and baking. After successfully running Cream & Sugar Café (she was Lockport Business Association's "Business Person of the Year" in 2015) she is now dishing up her skills in a different capacity.
Robert Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show set for July 15
Thu, Jul 6th 2017 06:45 pm
A local family that vowed to raise $25,000 to support better heart and stroke care in Niagara will take a big step toward achieving its goal July 15 when it holds a classic car show in Sanborn.
Cuomo signs legislation to provide $45 million for communities impacted by Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence River flooding
Thu, Jul 6th 2017 06:00 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation to provide a total of $45 million in relief to communities impacted by the historic Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River flooding.
Area gospel stars to lift community's spirits at intersection of faith and health
Wed, Jul 5th 2017 10:50 am
Popular performers will meet music fans from across Western New York at the intersection of faith and health on July 15 when the Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair holds its 11th annual celebration on the grounds of the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center, 1200 Pine Ave.
Olde Sanborn Days to offer family-fun weekend
Wed, Jul 5th 2017 07:00 am
Family and friends will have a chance to enjoy a weekend of music, food and shopping during the Rotary Club of Niagara County Central's 27th annual Olde Sanborn Days, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 8, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at the Sanborn Fire Co. grounds, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429).
The girl with the $1 million voice, Beau Dermott, signs major deal with Decca Records
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:10 pm
Following her spellbinding performance on "Britain's Got Talent" last year, Beau Dermott - the girl with the big voice and big heart - has now signed a major deal with Decca Records to release her debut album, "Brave," on Aug. 25. She may be just 13 years old, but Beau's astonishing voice is already insured for £1 million pounds. It's been insured by Lloyd's of London to ensure her unique voice is protected, especially while she's still at school.
New record established for New York's breeding bald eagles
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Bald eagles are thriving in historic numbers across New York and the State Department of Environmental Conservation reports the highest number of nesting pairs, a record-breaking estimated 323 breeding pairs, since the agency undertook a restoration effort in 1976, DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today.
KeyBank to sponsor 2017-2018 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Pops Series
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 09:00 am
KeyBank, a proud, longtime supporter of the arts in Western New York, is renewing its sponsorship of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Pops Series for the 2017-18 season.
Butterflies take flight at Niagara Hospice
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 09:00 am
From 1-3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, Niagara Hospice will hold its 14th annual Memorial Butterfly Release, while also conducting a special tribute to the 10th anniversary of Niagara Hospice House. Festivities will take place in the Niagara Hospice Memorial Gardens located behind Niagara Hospice House at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport.
NU Theatre brings 'Flat Stanley' to life
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
From July 20-29, Niagara University Theatre will continue its mission to present engaging, delightful theater for young audiences productions with "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley," presented by The Friends of Niagara University Theatre.
Jesus Culture releasing 'Love Has A Name'
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Jesus Culture and Capitol CMG announce the upcoming release of a new live worship album, "Love Has A Name," on Aug. 11. The digital preorder for the album is now available with an instant download for the song "Halls of Heaven" (, which listeners can check out with the new lyric video.
Finding Favour set to release new album
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Gotee Records' Finding Favour will be releasing their new album, "Farewell Fear," on Aug. 25 as a follow-up to their 2015 album, "Reborn" (which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Christian albums chart). The album is now available for preorder digitally - - and at their website,
UB books Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Tickets go on sale at noon Friday, July 7.
Third Day will release new album, 'Revival,' Aug. 4
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Provident Label Group/Sony Music announced the anticipated new album from Third Day, "Revival," will release on Aug. 4. The album's first single, "Revival," is at radio and available now at all digital service providers for download and streaming HERE.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston sponsors annual community fishing derby
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
On June 10, the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held its annual youth fishing derby at the Niagara River Anglers Association Fishing Preserve on Balmer Road in Youngstown. The event was open to children from the townships of Lewiston and Porter. This year, 73 children participated and more than 200 people were in attendance.
Cal Ripken Jr. appearing at Dave & Adam's Aug. 20
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
Baseball great Cal Ripken Jr., aka "The Iron Man," will sign autographs and meet fans at Dave & Adam's, "Your Ultimate Buffalo Fan Store," at 8075 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville. The Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer will appear from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20.
UB to celebrate summer with 'UB on the Green'
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
"UB on the Green," the University at Buffalo's free outdoor performance series, is back for an 11th season of music and activities celebrating summer in the South Campus neighborhood.
Lewiston Council on the Arts offers full slate of programming, concerts, special events for 2017
Mon, Jul 3rd 2017 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently announced its 2017 event schedule.
Cuomo announces multiagency actions to enforce no wake zone along Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River shoreline
Sun, Jul 2nd 2017 06:35 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced ramped-up efforts to enforce no wake zones along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline this weekend.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 issues alert on fundraising plea
Sun, Jul 2nd 2017 01:35 pm
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 President Matthew Grainge released this alert for residents:
Bax calls for public information meetings on waterline funding
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 07:00 am
Responding to mounting interest in the community on how the Town of Lewiston intends to finance its future $10 million water line improvement project, the Town Board announced Monday it would discuss the matter in greater detail at its July 10 work session.
GI Rotarians among volunteers at annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 hoops tourney
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island Rotary Club members staffed the Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament registration tent, checking in over 800 basketball players over Gus Macker weekend June 10 and 11.
GOP Women hold annual picnic
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Republican Women's Club held its annual picnic at the home of Rosemary Wojick and enjoyed fine summer weather, a delicious meal and great conversation.
FASNY to New Yorkers: Leave fireworks to the pros!
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 12:00 am
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching and with it, the time-honored tradition of patriotic firework displays. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) urges New Yorkers not to use fireworks or other similar devices themselves, but instead to leave them to the professionals.
Jazz funding
Sat, Jul 1st 2017 12:00 am
Niagara County 2nd District Legislator Rebecca Wydysh presented the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Chairwoman Kristen Trunzo and Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY Board Chairman George Osborne monies from the Seneca Casino Community Development Funds.
USA Niagara Development Corp. RFP for outdoor recreation programming & associated real estate development in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 11:55 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN), in partnership with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York Power Authority, on Friday issued a request for proposals for a qualified master licensee to establish, operate and maintain a program of outdoor recreation activities and associated capital/real estate facilities within four state parks and on New York state-owned open space and land along roughly 11 miles of waterfront on the upper and lower Niagara River in Niagara Falls.
'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular' on NBC
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 11:55 pm
NBC celebrates Independence Day in style with the annual broadcast of "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" on Tuesday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT).
ABC's 'The Chew' to broadcast from 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival for 3rd consecutive year
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 11:50 pm
ABC's Emmy Award-winning lifestyle series "The Chew" returns to Walt Disney World Resort this fall to broadcast five shows from the 22nd Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. "The Chew" shows, to record Oct. 4-6 against the park's iconic Spaceship Earth backdrop, will air on The ABC Television Network from Oct. 9-13 (1 p.m. EDT; check local listings).
Mason's Mission achieves funding to start construction of special needs playground in Pendleton
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 11:50 pm
Mason's Mission, a nonprofit organization formed to assist families with special needs, announced it reached an initial goal of funding the construction of a $400,000 special needs playground at 6570 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. Work will begin in late July.
UB Center for the Arts selects Ticketfly as its new official ticketing provider

Fri, Jun 30th 2017 11:50 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announced the selection of Ticketfly as its new official ticketing provider. The agreement goes into effect July 1.
NFMMC graduates first class of care coordinators
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 11:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has graduated its first class of care coordinators under a New York State Department of Health grant to prepare workforce candidates for the future of health care.
Loverboy bringing 'Dirty Dozen' to Artpark
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:55 pm
Vocalist Mike Reno met guitarist Paul Dean in 1979 and, just one year later, the duo had a hit record via their band, Loverboy. Working alongside Doug Johnson on keyboards, Matt Frenette on drums and Scott Smith on bass, Reno and Dean followed that up in 1981 with "Get Lucky." The album spawned the band's biggest hit in "Working for the Weekend."
Philip Burke back at Artpark
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:55 pm
Artpark & Company and LB Mason Fine Art have once again partnered with Philip Burke to showcase the vibrant and unique artwork he creates and has displayed around the world. As part of select "Tuesdays in the Park" and "Coors Light" concerts, the Buffalo-born artist is painting headline performers in his own unique style.
Fourth of July fireworks schedule
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:50 pm
This year, a number of communities are getting ready for the Fourth of July with annual fireworks celebrations and events. Many have scheduled fireworks and other forms of entertainment, including the Village and Town of Lewiston, City of North Tonawanda, the towns of Wilson, Wheatfield, Niagara and Grand Island, and the City of Niagara Falls.
Can You Help?: Donations sought for Islander undergoing treatment
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 06:35 pm
A page has been established for a young Island native who is facing her second treatment for cancer.

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