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WLDC meets for annual meeting
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:15 pm
The Wheatfield Local Development Corporation met for their annual meeting Tuesday night. At the meeting, the corporation re-elected members and looked back at progress made in 2017.
PHOTOS: Thunder on the Niagara entertains
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:00 pm
This past weekend, hydroplanes showed off their skills on the Niagara River in the 13th annual Thunder on the Niagara boat racing series.
Town of Wheatfield: Town Board hears from residents on biosolid lawsuit loss; talk Greenway trail
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:00 pm
On Monday, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for their regular monthly meeting of August. The board heard from two residents to begin the meeting about a recent lawsuit loss the town suffered in regards to the use of biosolids on agricultural land.
Ortt, local officials host community forum on opioid epidemic
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 01:00 pm
Monday night, Republican New York Sen. Rob Ortt was joined by local officials to discuss what steps the state and local leaders are taking to address the opioid epidemic that has impacted communities across New York.
Chris Collins addresses charges
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 10:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins held a press conference Wednesday evening to address his arrest earlier in the day on charges of participating in a scheme to commit insider trading relating to securities of Innate Immunotherapeutics. A video of his comments can bew viewed below:
3 Doors Down, Collective Soul bring 'Rock & Roll Express Tour' to Seneca Niagara
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 10:00 pm
Double the bands means double the hits on the "Rock & Roll Express Tour" double-bill with 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul. These hitmakers will bring three decades of songs with them to the Event Center at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls on Saturday, Aug. 18.
BBC Band leads Western New York invasion
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:55 pm
While the Beatles led the British Invasion back in the 1960s, the BBC Band just may be leading the Western New York invasion right now.
Free fitness in Falls
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:50 pm
As part of "Summer In Your City," a variety of free fitness classes will be offered in Niagara Falls parks. This series is funded by the New York State Health Foundation, and administered by a partnership between Niagara Falls Community Development and the Niagara Falls City School District.
Colonial rebels, British loyalists to clash at 'Soldiers of the Revolution'
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:50 pm
Old Fort Niagara's busy season of re-enactments continues with "Soldiers of the Revolution," Aug. 18-19, when the fort's staff and volunteers will work with visiting re-enacting units to share history from the American Revolution on the Niagara Frontier. During this event, visitors will gain an understanding of early America through the perspectives of the colonial rebels versus those who remained loyal to the British crown, called loyalists.
National Comedy Center holds grand-opening celebration in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:50 pm
About 30 years ago, just before Lucille Ball passed away, she told her hometown of Jamestown that, rather than a museum celebrating her life, there should be a place that celebrates all comedy. This past weekend, that vision was realized with the grand opening of the National Comedy Center.
Celebrate insect life at BugFest
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:50 pm
The volunteers of Bond Lake Park will hold their annual BugFest on Sunday, Aug. 19, at Bond Lake Park. Everyone is invited to join from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bond Lake Nature Center on Lower Mountain Road in the Town of Lewiston.
Carrie Underwood returning to Buffalo
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:45 pm
Seven-time Grammy winner, star of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" opening song, "American Idol" champion and Pollstar top female country touring artist, Carrie Underwood is set to embark upon "The Cry Pretty Tour 360" next spring. Underwood will perform in Buffalo on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. She will visit KeyBank Center alongside opening acts Maddie & Tae and Runaway June.
Disney|ABC inks development deal with Tamron Hall
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:40 pm
Disney|ABC announced Wednesday it has entered into a development holding agreement with award-winning TV anchor and journalist Tamron Hall. The studio will work with Hall to create and develop a daytime talk show, which she will host, for the syndication marketplace.
Purple Heart veterans from across Erie County join Kearns on National Purple Heart Day to unveil William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:40 pm
On Tuesday, National Purple Heart Day, Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns was honored to be joined by more than 50 Purple Heart recipients and their families to unveil the new William J. Donovan Purple Heart Recipients Book of Merit.
Niagara Falls goes green for Gromosiak
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:00 pm
In memory and honor of the life of Niagara Falls' unofficial historian, Paul Gromosiak, Niagara Falls will be lit in "green" at 9:15 p.m. tonight.
Photos: Rock legends Ann Wilson, Jeff Beck perform at Artpark
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 06:50 pm
Two legendary rock 'n' roll superstars joined forces on Tuesday at Artpark.
Chris Collins arrested; attorneys vow to mount 'vigorous defense'
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 12:20 pm
Geoffrey S. Berman, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the assistant director-in-charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced Wednesday the arrests of Chris Collins, a congressman representing the 27th District of New York; Cameron Collins, the son of Chris Collins; and Stephen Zarsky, the father of Cameron Collins' fiancée. They were arrested on charges of participating in a scheme to commit insider trading relating to securities of Innate Immunotherapeutics ("Innate"), an Australian biotechnology company on whose board of directors Chris Collins served.
Cuomo: ReCharge NY, low-cost power & incentive programs to help 22 employers hire, retain more than 6,500 workers
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced state economic development incentives that directly support the creation and retention of approximately 6,500 jobs and capital investments of more than $551 million throughout New York state.
Niagara County moves to protect first draft of history
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:45 pm
Thanks to the generosity of a local charitable trust, Niagara County historians have digitally preserved 28,000 newspaper pages, many the only known surviving copies, Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced.
PSE announces location of New Era Field 'Uber Zone' for 2018
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:45 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment on Tuesday announced the location of the New Era Field "Uber Zone" for the 2018 season. Beginning with the Bills preseason opener on Thursday, the "Uber Zone" will be located on the western end of the adjacent ECC South campus. PSE said the new location allows drivers a quick, convenient and safe way to exit the lot and merge onto either Southwestern Boulevard or Big Tree Road.
'The Goldbergs' movie homage tradition continues with tribute to 'Sixteen Candles'
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:40 pm
"The Goldbergs" will once again pay tribute to a hit movie from the 1980s, the iconic John Hughes film "Sixteen Candles," when the comedy has its sixth season premiere, Wednesday, Sept. 26 (8 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
OUN: Annual Brickyard bartending event scheduled
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:40 pm
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. will be the site of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual "Celebrity Bartending - Battle of the Businesses" event on Thursday, Aug. 16. The event runs from 5:30-9 p.m. and will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the agency supports.
UB: Comprehensive study of 21 retired NFL and NHL players doesn't find evidence of early onset dementia
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:40 pm
New University at Buffalo research is adding important information to the body of knowledge about the cognitive and behavioral status of a group of retired professional athletes who spent their careers in contact sports.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy recipient of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds at Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, the first nonprofit organization in the nation to manage and operate a historic urban park system, on Tuesday announced it has received a $21,315 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Fund at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo. This grant will allow for much-needed upgrades to the goal mouths of the soccer fields at the Meadow in Delaware Park.
The Hoff, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins & Plain White T's headline November lineup at Fallsview
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:40 pm
Fallsview Casino Resort will present a diverse November entertainment lineup, including Macklemore, The Beach Boys, David Hasselhoff, Leo Ku, Kenny Loggins, The Commodores and Plain White T's.
Niagara Arts & Cultural Center: My Brother's Keeper students to create an Underground Railroad art installation
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 04:40 pm
In a field-work expedition designed to honor Western New York's unique Underground Railroad heritage, about 120 seventh and eighth grade scholars from Buffalo Public Schools' My Brother's Keeper (MBK) program, joined by a small group of local educators and artists, will create an original and symbolic art installation while visiting the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center.
Como Deli coming to Center Street
Tue, Aug 7th 2018 02:20 pm
One of the most iconic restaurant businesses in Western New York is set to make its Lewiston debut later this year. The Como Restaurant will open up a deli at the corner of Center and South Sixth streets, inside what used to be Melloni's Meats and, most recently, Cal's Grinders. The Village of Lewiston location will be operated by the Antonacci and Colucci families.
St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital plans 38th annual Pink Elephant Auction
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 03:20 pm
The St. Francis Guild auxiliary of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 38th annual Pink Elephant Auction from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Niagara Crossing, 100 Center St., Lewiston.
Kingdom Bound draws record crowds with largest festival in over 5 years
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 02:40 pm
Last week, thousands of Christian music fans attended Kingdom Bound - one of the longest-running Christian music festivals in the country and the largest in New York state. Featuring more than 50 artists - including Grammy winners TobyMac, for KING & COUNTRY and Casting Crowns - the Darien Lake Amusement and Water Park event featured something for everyone and drew the largest crowds seen at the festival in well over a half a decade.
Jacobs announces funding for Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 02:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced he has secured $120,000 in state funding for the 12 branch libraries in the 60th Senate District. This funding will support program upgrades, additional supplies, and other improvements that will enhance the educational impact of these libraries on youth in these communities.
DEC: 2018-19 hunting & trapping licenses now on sale
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 02:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced sporting licenses and deer management permits for the 2018-19 season are now on sale. Licenses and permits can be purchased at any one of DEC's license-issuing agents, by telephone (866-933-2257), or online. The hunting and trapping licenses are valid from Sept. 1 through Aug. 31, 2019.
Climate change: New reports examine impact on New York state's building stock
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 02:20 pm
Much of the talk about buildings and climate change has focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. What often gets overlooked is ensuring that buildings are prepared for future climate impacts. That's imperative, because with climate change will come more frequent, intense storms, along with other climate-related hazards.
Mount St. Mary's holds Golf Classic
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 02:10 pm
The 38th annual Louis J. Fernandez Memorial Golf Classic raised more than $23,000 this year. The event is coordinated by the board of associates.
Unexpected twists as newest 'Food Network Star' winner revealed
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 02:05 pm
Food Network's hit series "Food Network Star" concluded on Sunday with chef and restaurateur Christian Petroni and food novelist Jessica Tom both named season 14 co-winners. This was the first time the show presented two winners.
Buffalo Game Space announces fall workshop series & student sponsorships
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 02:05 pm
Buffalo Game Space has announced its third annual Fall Game Workshop Series. BGS is offering a number of students the opportunity to attend this series of workshops covering everything one needs to learn to create their own video game, free of charge, as well as offering coworking and equipment access.
Arts Services Initiative to host NY Foundation for Arts in Buffalo
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 02:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announced the next session in its professional development series for artists. This workshop is free and open to everyone. Registration is encouraged by emailing [email protected] or calling 716-362-8389, ext. 512.
LCA: Thousands expected to attend annual Lewiston Art Festival this weekend
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 01:10 pm
This weekend, Lewiston will be the place to visit with one of its busiest events on the calendar.
Artpark: Community, pros pair on 'The Odyssey'
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 01:00 pm
Artpark's production of "The Odyssey" lived up to billing on Sunday, as the Mainstage Theater show delivered on what the visual and performing arts company promised: Broadway professionals telling the tale of Odysseus and Penelope; grand props, including a spinning stage and a giant monster; members of the community joining together to serve as the people of Ithaca; and even a couple of Easter eggs, in the form of cameos from local celebrities and groups.
42nd annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby set for Aug. 18-26
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby - the derby formally known as the "Fall Classic" - will hold its 42nd annual contest Aug. 18-26.
Exhibition at Castellani Art Museum to feature 'Twenty-Five Years of Ship Building by Justin Higner'
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will present an exhibition of model ships created from the imagination of artist Justin Higner, opening with a reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. "The Higner Maritime Collection: Twenty-Five Years of Ship Building by Justin Higner" will be on display through March 17, 2019.