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Artpark welcomes JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band and Alarm Will Sound
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:10 pm
Artpark & Company announces a performance by JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band and Alarm Will Sound as part of the 2021 "New Music in the Park" series at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 inside the Artpark Amphitheater. The performance is sponsored by HSBC Bank.
New Food Network competition challenges ice cream makers to create new & outrageous flavors in 'Ben & Jerry's: Clash of the Cones'
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:10 pm
Six ice cream masters from across the country have been hand-picked for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to create an original Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor of their own. "Ben & Jerry's: Clash of the Cones," a new primetime competition, premieres with a special 90-minute episode on Monday, Aug. 16 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network and discovery+.
Presenters & attendees announced for 2021 ESPYS hosted by Anthony Mackie
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:05 pm
This Saturday, some of the world's best athletes and biggest stars will join host Anthony Mackie for The 2021 ESPYS presented by Capital One. The star-studded evening celebrates the best moments from the year in sports and will air live on ABC, Saturday, July 10 (8 p.m. EDT), from The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the Seaport in New York City.
City of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls City School District & Niagara Falls Coach Lines enter into partnership with BusPatrol
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:05 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced a partnership with BusPatrol involving the City of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Falls City School District and Niagara Falls Coach Lines. Thursday at City Hall, the contracts were signed between these four groups, creating this partnership.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas holds golf tournament
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:05 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held its annual Golf Classic on June 14 at member location Pendleton Creek Golf Club. Phyllis Gentner was the chairperson.
Food drive to benefit FeedMore WNY
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:00 pm
The Erie County Agricultural Society announced an initiative to help combat childhood hunger in the area. In a partnership with Tops Friendly Markets and Student Transportation of America, a "Meals On The Bus" food drive is planned for three area Tops Markets locations from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24. Proceeds will benefit FeedMore WNY.
Completion of $7 million mixed-use development in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 09:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced completion of a $7 million project to redevelop a brownfield into affordable housing and retail space in a revitalizing part of north Buffalo. Supported by the Better Buffalo Fund and located in the heart of the Hertel Avenue Business District, the five-story mixed-use building includes ground-floor retail space, residential apartments on the upper floors, and underground parking.
Erie County Department of Health Narcan training schedule
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 09:55 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and the Erie County Opiate Epidemic Task Force announced the next three months of trainings to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and use Narcan (naloxone) to reverse an opioid overdose.
Meeting on West River landscape plan set
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 01:35 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced a second public information meeting to review the landscape plan along the West River Greenway Trail on Grand Island. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, at the Golden Age Center, 3278 Whitehaven Road. A presentation about the landscape plan will begin promptly and be followed by discussion.
Taste of Buffalo announces street closures beginning Friday
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 01:05 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops, which takes place this Saturday, July 10, and Sunday, July 11, will necessitate several street closures beginning at noon Friday to allow for event setup. Streets will reopen late Sunday, once the festival's footprint has been removed.
Batavia Downs welcomes Slaughter to 'Rockin' The Downs' summer concert series
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 08:35 am
Batavia Downs Gaming & Hotel on Wednesday announced that, due to circumstances beyond its control, the concert on Friday, July 23, will no longer feature Skid Row. Batavia Downs said it hopes to welcome Skid Row to the summer concert series in the future.
All the feels: Tuesday concerts return to Artpark
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:50 pm
After 22 months apart, Artpark and a few thousand of its closest friends reunited this week for the first "Tuesdays in the Park" of 2021 - the first Tuesday concert since 2019 - heck, the first Tuesday gig since the pandemic shut the world down, shuttered concert venues and grounded tours. There were hugs, warm greetings and cold beverages, at the "reunion show" in Lewiston.
Helping hands
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:05 pm
Local good Samaritan Steve Denn helps Ohio tourists get back to Niagara Falls. Denn, watering the new grass along his Lower River Road property, was approached by the tourists who were in need of water for their 1909 Stanley Steamer Model R. The vintage vehicle holds 20 gallons and gets one mile per gallon. Denn was told that his water hose was "like gold."
Cuomo signs legislation permitting use of municipal space for outdoor dining
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday signed legislation (S.6353-A/A.7733) that will allow restaurants to utilize municipal spaces like sidewalks and streets for outdoor dining. First granted under an executive order, this law allows restaurants to continue using these public spaces for another year as they recover from the economic devastation brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Summit launches virtual branch
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:00 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union opened a new branch this morning. It's location? Everywhere.
Learn about Lockport
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:00 pm
From 7-8:40 p.m. Monday, July 19, The History Center in partnership with The Historic Place Theater, will present a program dedicated to the renowned leaders of Lockport, featuring the lively rendition of Raphael Beck and William Rand Kenan performed by the History Center's very own "Step Back in Time" players! "An Artist and an Industrialist" will be held at The Historic Palace Theater, 2 East Ave.
'Big R': Matt Sheppard wins Summer Nationals at Ransomville
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:00 pm
"Super" Matt Sheppard from Waterloo won the 36th running of the Summer Nationals for the Big-Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series at Ransomville Speedway on Tuesday night. For the fourth time at the "Big R" in 2021, Newfane's Scott Kerwin was victorious, this time in the inaugural Mike Bonesky Memorial for the Investor's Service Sportsman in round one of the Western Region for the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series.
Memorial names Andrea Gray director of marketing, special events & PR
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 06:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named Andrea Gray its director of marketing, special events and public relations for the Medical Center Foundation.
Mount St. Mary's marks EMS Week
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 06:55 pm
Every year, Mount St. Mary's celebrates Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week with a dinner celebration and awards presentation. Though the hospital was unable to hold this special event in 2021, community partners were still honored with well-deserved awards for their hard work and dedication.
Cuomo declares first-in-nation gun violence disaster emergency as part of 'comprehensive strategy to build a safer New York'
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 03:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday declared the first-in-the-nation gun violence disaster emergency as part of what his team called a "new, comprehensive strategy to build a safer New York."
Niagara Falls: Man found deceased on South Avenue
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 03:10 pm
Shortly before 5 a.m. Tuesday morning, Niagara Falls Police Department responded to 1028 South Ave., for a report of an unresponsive man found in the hallway. Upon arrival, an officer located a deceased, 42-year-old Niagara Falls resident who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
Higgins, Huizenga & Castor lead push to lift pandemic-related travel restrictions
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 03:05 pm
Congress members Brian Higgins, Bill Huizenga (MI-2) and Kathy Castor (FL-14) are leading a bipartisan push encouraging the Biden administration to take steps to safely reopen international travel to the U.S.
Higgins announces availability of arts grants funded through American Rescue Plan
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 02:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the availability of more than $135 million in funding and competitive grants for arts organizations allocated through the American Rescue Plan.
Dion Dawkins & Dion's Dreamers Foundation to host 'Christmas in July' in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 01:55 pm
Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins and his foundation, Dion's Dreamers, will host "Christmas in July" from 4-10 p.m. Buffalo, Friday, July 16. This is a free, outside event in celebration of 716 Day.
Niagara County alerts residents to road survey work on Rapids Road
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works is alerting residents it will begin surveying Rapids Road, from Raymond Road to Goodrich Road, this week. This work is part of the planning process for a road resurfacing project that is tentatively scheduled for 2023.
Erie County Department of Health vaccine clinics scheduled for community events on Saturday
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 11:15 am
The Erie County Department of Health will be set up two community sites in Buffalo on Saturday, July 10, to provide COVID-19 vaccinations. These clinics will offer single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine for ages 18 and older, and the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine series for youth ages 12-17.
Higgins announces passage of Local Water Protection Act
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 11:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced passage of H.R. 2008, the Local Water Protection Act, a bill that authorizes $200 million annually in fiscal years 2022 through 2026 for programs that protect this nation's waterways from runoff pollution.
SBA administrator announces closure of Restaurant Revitalization Fund program
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 11:15 am
This past Friday, U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Isabel Guzman announced the closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) program, signed into law by President Joe Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan. The program provided aid to restaurants and other establishments struggling to make ends meet as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Danny Gokey to release 'Jesus People'
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:45 am
Three-time Grammy Award nominee Danny Gokey will release his new full-length studio album, "Jesus People," on Aug. 20 (Capitol Christian Music Group). Fans have the opportunity to preorder or presave the new album here.
Chris Tomlin, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line say 'Thank You Lord'
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:45 am
Grammy Award winner Chris Tomlin is celebrating summer with the debut of new music.
Neglia Ballet to hold open youth auditions for 'The Nutcracker'
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:40 am
After a pandemic hiatus, Neglia Ballet's "The Nutcracker" returns to Shea's Performing Arts Center on Thanksgiving weekend for its 12th annual presentation of the beloved holiday tradition.
'Big R': Ryan Susice, Scott Kerwin, Jaren Israel, Dante Mancuso, Sam Junkin collect Independence Day weekend wins at Ransomville
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:25 am
Fireworks in the sky and tremendous racing on the track had fans on the edge of their seats Friday night at Ransomville Speedway as Hy-Tech Concrete, Hebeler Sales & Service, uBreakiFix and Beyer Boys Trucking presented the racing action to kick-off the Independence Day weekend.
Poloncarz statement on passing of former Erie County Executive Dennis Gorski
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:20 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz on Monday issued the following statement after the passing of former Erie County Executive Dennis Gorski:
Open house for Lewiston Police Explorer program
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:20 am
Lewiston Police Explorers Post 145 will hold an open house from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Lewiston Police Department, 4059 Creek Road, Youngstown (Lewiston-Porter campus). Food will be provided.
Local children's author reading, signing books at Artisan Alley during 'Newfane Market Night'
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:20 am
Newfane-based children's author Diana Tuorto will read and sign her books at Artisan Alley (2714 Main St) from 4:30-7 p.m. during "Newfane Market Night" on Wednesday, July 14.
WellNow Allergy launches with allergy testing & immunotherapy
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:05 am
WellNow Allergy, an affiliate of urgent care provider WellNow Urgent Care, is accepting patients in Western New York to provide allergy sufferers of all ages with what it called "convenient, on-demand access to allergy testing and immunotherapy (also known as allergy shots)."
Ryan announces passage of bill expanding 'ReCharge NY' program to benefit more small businesses
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:00 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan recently announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law Ryan's legislation (S.5992), which increases the amount of low-cost power available to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations through the New York Power Authority's "ReCharge NY" program. The amount of power available through the program has risen from 100 megawatts to 150 megawatts.
As restaurant relief runs dry, Higgins pushes for additional funding to meet demand
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:00 am
As dedicated federal restaurant relief runs out, Congressman Brian Higgins is calling on Congress to move quickly to save jobs and prevent restaurants from having to close their doors. Higgins is cosponsoring the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act (H.R. 3807). The bipartisan legislation introduced in both the House and Senate would provide $60 billion in additional funding to fill the remaining need.
JCOPE posts 2020 financial disclosure statements for members of Legislature
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:00 am
The New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics has posted the 2020 annual statements of financial disclosure of the members of the Legislature who were in office as of the statutory May 15 filing deadline.
Paddles Up is back on the Niagara
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 07:00 am
Bright and early Saturday, July 31, the public once again has an opportunity to come and enjoy the Niagara River, the great beach at Beaver Island and a chance to paddle a kayak.

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