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Erie County Parks looking for Junior Park Rangers
Sat, Jun 9th 2018 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is bringing back its popular "Junior Park Ranger" program for 2018 and is encouraging parks visitors aged 4 to 104 to start exploring Erie County Parks and recording their experiences in their free Erie County Park System Passport, available to download or at designated pick-up points in select parks.
Lew-Port lauds future business leaders
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 08:45 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School has announced the graduation of its sixth cohort of students from the Academy of International Business & Finance.
Memorial to host community blood drive on Wednesday
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 08:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Unyts will host their annual communitywide blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the medical center's auditorium, 621 10th St.
Blue Aces Band enthralls Lewiston audience on Air Show weekend
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 08:30 pm
With beautiful, warm weather, a good-sized crowd and the perfect venue, The United States Air Force Blue Aces Band of the USAF Heritage Band couldn't have picked a better night to play at Hennepin Park in Lewiston than Thursday.
Hundreds pay tribute at Greater Niagara Relay For Life
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 08:00 pm
Hundreds were part of a special experience last weekend as the 2018 American Cancer Society's Greater Niagara Relay For Life took place from Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning at Reservoir State Park in the Town of Niagara.
Women's Porter Cup returns to NFCC for 6th year
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:55 pm
Everyone in Lewiston knows about the prestigious Porter Cup and the excitement it brings to the area. Coming June 13-15, the fun begins as the sixth Women's Porter Cup will begin play.
Marra to be honored by Empower
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:55 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will award Mike Marra the Neil and Mary Gruppo Service Award at its annual golf tournament on Monday, June 18, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road.
Michael Symon celebrates summer on Cooking Channel with search for best 'Burgers, Brew & 'Que'
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:50 pm
Michael Symon continues his search for the best of the American classics - burgers and barbecue - on a new season of "Burgers, Brew & 'Que," premiering Tuesday, July 3 (9 p.m. ET), on Cooking Channel. Join Symon on a summer roadtrip, as he tastes the most mouthwatering, decadent dishes, while washing it down with local beers and brews, sure to make any meal complete.
Local landmarks to glow purple for Alzheimer's awareness
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:50 pm
Every 66 seconds across the U.S., someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. It kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined, and cannot be prevented, slowed or cured.
Weidner's BBQ returning to Erie County Fair after 2017 fire
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:50 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society announced Weidner's BBQ will return to the Erie County Fair after a devastating fire destroyed its long-time location on the Fairgrounds last year. One of the fair's heritage concessionaires, Weidner's BBQ has been an Erie County Fair tradition for 62 years.
Artpark Gallery 2018 schedule announced
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:45 pm
Artpark & Company announced the 2018 summer schedule of Artpark Gallery exhibits. A series of "Third Thursday Artist Talks and Receptions" will be offered from 6-8 p.m. in conjunction with each exhibit.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Josh Groban releases 'Granted'
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:45 pm
On Friday, multi-Platinum award-winning singer/songwriter Josh Groban released "Granted," the first single from his anticipated forthcoming album, slated for release this fall via Warner Bros. Records. Groban wrote "Granted" with Toby Gad (Beyonce, Madonna, John Legend) and Bernie Herms (Selena Gomez, Kelly Clarkson, Barbra Streisand).
Minority and women entrepreneurship program at UB seeks candidates
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:40 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Management's Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) will host an information session for individuals interested in learning more about the 2019 Allstate Minority and Women Emerging Entrepreneurs (MWEE) program.
The Smashing Pumpkins release 'Solara'
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:40 pm
Grammy Award-winning alternative rock pioneers The Smashing Pumpkins dropped "Solara," the first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin.
'There is help, there is hope': In wake of high-profile suicides, mental health officials offer depression & addiction resources, crisis phone line
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:40 pm
Following the news Friday morning of a second celebrity suicide this week, mental health officials urged members of the public battling depression, addiction and suicidal thoughts that Niagara County offers resources including a crisis telephone line.
Hublot, Depeche Mode raise over $1.7 million for charity: water
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:40 pm
Joining forces for the third time, Swiss watchmaker Hublot and legendary band Depeche Mode have managed to raise the sum of $1.7 million for charity: water, an organization that brings drinking water to developing countries. Funds will bring clean water to more than 50,000 people.
After 7 seasons, ABC's 'The Chew' tapes its final episode
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:40 pm
"The Chew" premiered on Sept. 26, 2011, celebrating life through food - from cooking and home entertaining to exploring food trends and bringing original ideas to holiday events. Now, after seven seasons, Emmy Award-winning co-hosts Michael Symon, Clinton Kelly and Carla Hall will tape their final show on Thursday, June 14 (set to air Friday, June 15).
Washington Capitals win first Stanley Cup in team history; most-watched Finals game 5 in 16 years
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:35 pm
NBC Sports' exclusive coverage of the Stanley Cup Final concluded Thursday in historic fashion on NBC, as the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup and snapped a 44-year title drought by defeating the Vegas Golden Knights, 4-3, in Game 5 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Girl Scouts of WNY announces Shavon Scive as 2018 Gold Award Girl Scout
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:00 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York recently announced Shavon Scive of North Tonawanda, as a 2018 Gold Award Girl Scout. Scive's project was titled Spreading Awareness Of Childhood Anxiety Disorders and Selective Mutism. Selective mutism is the inability for a child to communicate in social or school settings due to anxiety, but are able to speak where they feel comfortable.
Best of SUNY includes NCCC Graduate
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:00 am
This year's Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition featured a piece, "Untitled" by Niagara County Community College graduate, Danielle Dirks. The art exhibition showcases work by student artists from across the 64 State University of New York campuses, allowing for a year-round display to be seen by wider audiences at the State University Plaza in Albany, the SUNY Global Center in New York City, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office in Washington, D.C. Danielle's piece was selected to receive an honorable mention award and a prize of $500. 
Fashion Outlets security team honored for heroics
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:00 am
Recently, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, security team was honored for their hard work on keeping shoppers safe when an emergency health situation arose with a shopper and the security team stepped in to help save a life.
Wheatfield senior trips approaching
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:00 am
Recently, trips for Wheatfield seniors were announced. The trips are as follows:
Town of Wheatfield to allow dogs in all parks
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Town Board held its regular meeting on Monday. During that time, a motion was approved to allow dogs in all the parks within the town.
Town of Niagara announces 2018 'Music Mania Mondays' sponsors
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:00 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace has announced the 2018 sponsorship list for the "Music Mania Mondays" concert season, which begins June 11.
Niagara-Wheatfield student-athletes sign to play in college
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 04:50 pm
On Thursday, Niagara-Wheatfield High School hosted their second college signing day of the year. Several student-athletes who made their college decision following the February signing were honored by N-W Athletic Director Matt McKenna. In all, five students signed in front of their peers, while one student was absent.
Women's Porter Cup returns to NFCC for 6th year
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 04:10 pm
Everyone in Lewiston knows about the prestigious Porter Cup and the excitement it brings to the area. Coming June 13-15, the fun begins as the sixth Women's Porter Cup will begin play.
North Tonawanda announces second annual Thursdays on the Water
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 01:20 pm
On Thursday, Mayor Arthur Pappas announced that the Thursdays on the Water concert series at Gratwick Riverside Park would return for a second year.
USACE Buffalo provides guidance on permits needed for shoreline work performed along Lake Erie
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 11:55 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, urges the public with properties along Lake Erie to contact USACE's regulatory branch at 716-879-4330 or visit online at http://www.lrb.usace.army.mil/Missions/Regulatory.aspx to ensure proper permits are in order for any existing or planned shoreline alterations.
Collins announces funding for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station fitness center
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 11:55 am
GOP Congressman Chris Collins announced funding for a state-of-the-art fitness facility at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (ARS) is included in an appropriations bill expected to pass the House this week.
KeyBank donates $750,000 to Goodwill of Western New York to support new workforce development initiative
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 11:50 am
KeyBank is making a $750,000 donation to Goodwill of Western Ne w York to support a new program, the long-term employment support initiative. LTES aims to improve job retention by supporting Goodwill's clients for up to 36 months after their initial job placement.
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, celebrates 47th birthday with 71-cent Legendary Burgers
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 11:25 am
To celebrate the brand's 47th birthday, on Thursday, June 14, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, will pay homage to 1971 with an Original Legendary Burger offer for just 71 cents per guest on a first-come, first-served basis from 11 a.m. to noon.
Spandau Ballet returns with new singer, Ross William Wild
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 10:30 am
Spandau Ballet has made a return to the stage, introducing their new singer, Ross William Wild, at a very special club show at London's Subterania. The band sought to prove that, as the song goes, members no longer "find it hard to write the next line."
Jacobs passes bill to expand illegal substances, prosecution of dealers
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 10:25 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced passage of a bill he sponsored (S5884) that will add four new derivatives of fentanyl to the controlled substance schedule regulated by the Department of Health.
Tread lightly: Worn tires put drivers at risk
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 10:25 am
Afternoon downpours could spell disaster for millions of road trippers this summer, thanks to an unlikely suspect: tires. New research from AAA reveals driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds in wet conditions can increase average stopping distances by a staggering 43 percent, or an additional 87 feet - more than the length of a semi-trailer truck - when compared to new tires.
Sugarland on tour, 'American Idol': Jennifer Nettles talks 'BIGGER' things for reunited band
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 07:00 am
When Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush agreed to take a break from their band, Sugarland, little did they know "BIGGER" things would await them.
Kearns & Howard address security concerns at county auto bureaus
Wed, Jun 6th 2018 05:10 pm
On Wednesday, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns announced the Erie County Sheriff's Office will conduct an assessment of security at each of the county's 11 auto bureau offices and mobile locations. Kearns has also written to the Erie County Legislature, requesting the appropriate committee consider and review the issue of security at local auto bureaus.
'American Idol': Buffalo auditions are Sept. 9
Wed, Jun 6th 2018 12:30 pm
Following the success of the first season of "American Idol" on ABC, which crowned Iowa-native Maddie Poppe on its May 21 grand finale, America's beloved singing competition series announced Wednesday the list of audition cities for the network's second season. The nationwide search for the next superstar kicks off Saturday, Aug. 25, as the "Idol Bus" jumps into gear across America, offering hopefuls the chance to audition for a shot at superstardom.
National Secure Your Load Day brings awareness to road debris crashes
Wed, Jun 6th 2018 12:30 pm
Wednesday, June 6, is National Secure Your Load Day. The effort was established by Robin Abel, a traffic safety advocate whose daughter was severely injured in a debris-related crash, to help raise awareness about road debris crashes and to educate drivers about the importance of properly securing their load. For the past several years, AAA has been an active supporter of this important effort.
Cooking Channel sails into summer with new series 'Seaside Snacks & Shacks'
Wed, Jun 6th 2018 12:30 pm
In some places, people wait all year long to dig into the local dishes served up in beach towns and on waterfronts across the country. This summer, Sabin Lomac is on a mission to find the best bites and seasonal standouts on "Seaside Snacks & Shacks," premiering Thursday, July 19 (10 p.m. ET).