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NT Common Council passes solar moratorium
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:20 am
Following a public hearing last week, the North Tonawanda Common Council unanimously passed a six-month moratorium on applications, approvals and/or construction or installation on solar energy systems/and or solar farms in the city.
Hibbard's donates to VFW, memorial
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:15 am
Over Memorial Day weekend, Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard held a fundraiser for VFW Downriver Post 7487, which maintains the "Circle of Honor" memorial across the street in Academy Park. Proceeds from the custard cookies - a collaboration between Hibbard's and the Village Bake Shoppe - will go toward upkeep at the tribute to Lewiston veterans.
'Sometimes miracles happen': YBPA sends thanks for successful return of 'Street Dance'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:05 am
After 15 months of isolation due to the pandemic, miraculously the Youngstown Business & Professional Association was able to hold our 11th annual "Here Comes Summer Street Dance & Car Cruise." It was held on June 17 (having been rescheduled from 2020).
Goo Goo Dolls release 'Rarities'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:50 am
On Friday, Grammy-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling band Goo Goo Dolls officially released a brand-new compilation album, "Rarities." The retrospective collection of 20 songs spanning Goo Goo Dolls' career from 1995-07 is available in digital, vinyl and CD formats via Warner Records.
Chris Tomlin reveals sons & country collaborations for 'Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP' EP Available July 2
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:50 am
Grammy Award-winner Chris Tomlin revealed the track listing and country collaborations Thursday for his "Chris Tomlin & Friends: Summer EP," releasing July 2. The EP, produced by Corey Crowder, contains three new songs featuring Tomlin with Tyler Hubbard (Florida Georgia Line), who also served as executive producer; Jimmie Allen and Russell Dickerson. The project also includes two previously released tracks featuring Russell, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett from "Chris Tomlin & Friends," a No. 1 album released last year.
Journey share new song 'The Way We Used To Be'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:50 am
On Thursday, Journey shared their new song, "The Way We Used To Be." The song is the multi-Platinum band's first new music since 2011's album "Eclipse," and the first song released by the band's revamped lineup featuring Neal Schon (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals), Randy Jackson (bass), Narada Michael Walden (drums) and Jason Derlatka (keyboards, backing vocals).
Singer/songwriter Melanie Waldman on the 'Come Back (Psalm 80)'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:45 am
"Come Back (Psalm 80)," the latest single from acclaimed singer/songwriter and worship leader Melanie Waldman, is now available. Penned by Waldman and produced by Waterdeep's Lori Chaffer, a press release said the song is "a gentle, yet urgent, plea inviting the Lord's return and the restoration of his people."
Tubi partners with TikTok in first-ever live, longform nostalgia reunion
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:45 am
Tubi, FOX's free streaming service, on Thursday announced it will debut the first-ever live U.S. reunion special on Wednesday, June 30 (8 p.m. ET) on TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video.
Victory Sports partnering with Niagara Falls & Niagara County law enforcement agencies
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:15 am
Wednesday at Legends Park in the City of Niagara Falls, Mayor Robert Restaino joined Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti, along with Victory Sports Global Outreach founder and Executive Director Doug Rifenburg, for the announcement of a partnership between law enforcement agencies and Victory Sports. The goal of the partnership is to outfit police cars with sports equipment allowing officers the opportunity to add another tool to their belt.
Higgins announces approval of newborn screening reauthorization bill
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the approval of the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2021. The bipartisan bill, co-sponsored by Higgins, expands funding for critical federal programs that assist states in improving and expanding their newborn screening programs, supporting parent and provider newborn screening education, and ensuring laboratory quality and surveillance.
Niagara County clerk says extensions for expired licenses, permits ending
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Niagara County Joseph Jastrzemski on Thursday said Gov. Andrew Cuomo will not be extending his executive orders as the state of emergency for COVID-19 ends. This means there will not be any more extensions for expired drivers' licenses and permits.
Erie County Medical Center among top 50 hospitals in US for racial inclusivity
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Erie County Medical Center has been named among the top 50 hospitals in the U.S. for racial inclusivity. The Lown Hospital Index has developed the first ranking to examine the racial inclusivity of over 3,200 hospitals in the country to assess their success at serving the people of color living in their communities.
ESD: Buffalo's Torn Space Theater interior renovations completed at its performance space
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced the completion of Torn Space Theater's $1.2 million interior and exterior renovation project.
TReC hosts art exhibit in partnership with Community Missions
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Artwork created by individuals living with mental illness will be showcased in a new art gallery located at TReC, the co-working incubator operated by Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute. The exhibit, a partnership between TReC and Community Missions, will be unveiled during an opening reception from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, at TReC, 616 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
State landmarks to be lit red, orange, yellow, green, blue & violet in celebration of Pride Month
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced landmarks statewide will be lit red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet in celebration of Pride Month and the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Marriage Equality Law in New York. Landmarks will be lit to Sunday, June 27.
BBB scam alert: Child tax credits are coming, and so are the scammers!
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 10:10 am
Child tax credits, through the American Rescue Plan Act, will soon hit people's bank accounts.
Carly Pearce invited to join Grand Ole Opry by iconic Opry member Dolly Parton
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 09:00 am
CMA and double ACM Award-winner Carly Pearce was surprised by Opry Member Dolly Parton with an invitation to become an official member of the Grand Ole Opry family.
For The Fatherless return with autobiographical 'Poetry'
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:55 am
Acclaimed husband/wife singer-songwriters and worship leaders For The Fatherless return July 16 with "Poetry," an autobiographical four-song set hallmarked by vulnerability and hope. Co-penned by the duo's Brian and Christa Yak and brimming with vibrant pop production from Bryan Fowler (TobyMac, Gabby Barrett) and Austin Cannon, the EP "celebrates God's faithfulness in every season," they said.
Niagara University: $11.5 million in upgrades for Kiernan Center
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:40 am
Guided by its strategic plan to provide excellence in all phases of the student living-learning experience, Niagara University will break ground next month on an $11.5 million upgrade to the Kiernan Recreation Center. Project construction is scheduled to begin in July, and the renovation is expected to be completed for the fall 2022 semester. Funding for the project includes a $1 million grant from the NYS Higher Education Capital Matching program (HECap), as well as other private donations and university investments.
Ortt joins federal representatives in calls to protect WNY's Canadian property owners
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:35 am
On Wednesday, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt joined calls from New York's federal representatives to stop any taxes on foreigners who currently own a vacant property in Canada. Along with increased COVID-19 vaccination thresholds, the Canadian government announced it was moving forward with a plan to tax foreign owners whose properties remain vacant.
Higgins says public remarks pointing to action on US-Canada border is welcome
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, who serves as co-chair of the Canada-U.S. interparliamentary group, expressed cautious optimism following public remarks indicating action to allow for additional people to cross the U.S.-Canada border could come in a matter of weeks.
Cuomo: New York ending COVID-19 state disaster emergency
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York will end the state disaster emergency declared March 7, 2020, to fight COVID-19. His team said, "Given New York's dramatic progress against COVID-19, with the success in vaccination rates, and declining hospitalization and positivity statewide, the state of emergency will expire after Thursday, June 24."
Women's Business Center to host free in-person & remote 'actionable insights' post-COVID business recovery seminar
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:15 am
A seminar hosted by the Women's Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College through the "ReConnect. ReStart. ReGrow." COVID-19 recovery program is bringing together a COVID-19 recovery task force (a panel of industry experts), women business owners and entrepreneurs for a morning of networking and business advice.
LCA to debut 'Bug Fest' on July 10
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:15 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts and the Lewiston Public Library have teamed up to present a new event for children of all ages. "Bug Fest," an afternoon of insect-related activities, displays and demonstrations, will take place Saturday, July 10, in Seneca "Bug" Park, 308 S. Eighth St., Lewiston.
French and Indian War Encampment returns to Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:15 am
From July 2-4, the French and Indian War Encampment will return to Old Fort Niagara. The three-day event will feature six battle reenactments, two living history camps, dozens of period artisans and merchants, artillery firing demonstrations and dramatic recreations of Native American diplomacy.
Ortt & Morinello recognize Capitol Cleaners as Senate District 62 Small Business of the Month
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:10 am
On Wednesday, Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recognized Capitol Cleaners as the "Small Business of the Month" for June.
Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 07:35 am
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP), which it said ensures all children continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation.
COVID-19: $25 million in child care scholarships for essential workers
Wed, Jun 23rd 2021 11:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced New York state will provide $25 million in child care scholarships to all essential workers starting June 23. Essential workers include first responders such as health care providers, pharmaceutical staff, law enforcement, firefighters, transportation workers, food delivery workers and grocery store employees.
$22 million-plus in American Rescue Plan funding landing at Buffalo & Niagara Falls airports
Wed, Jun 23rd 2021 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo Niagara Falls International Airport in Cheektowaga and the Niagara Falls International Airport will receive a combined total of $22,264,763 through the American Rescue Plan.
New York Power Authority chairman receives American Public Power Association's Public Official Award
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:45 pm
John R. Koelmel, chairman of New York Power Authority board of trustees, received the Spence Vanderlinden Public Official Award from the American Public Power Association. The award recognizes elected or appointed local officials who have contributed to the goals of the American Public Power Association.
Erie County Department of Social Services promotes mobile document upload service
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:45 pm
The Erie County Department of Social Services is promoting the use of the mobile document upload for clients receiving temporary assistance, SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, and/or HEAP (heating assistance). The NYDocSubmit app allows clients to submit documents to ECDSS from their Apple or Android devices.
Jurassic Quest Drive Thru dinosaur experience coming to Buffalo
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:40 pm
More than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to return from extinction to delight families and dino fans everywhere, as Jurassic Quest Drive Thru, "the nation's largest and most realistic dinosaur experience," migrates to the Buffalo region July 16-25.
USS announces details surrounding final tour dates & special Record Store Day release
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 11:40 pm
As Toronto duo USS prepares for the release of its latest single and a fully animated official video for "Pages" in mid-July, on Tuesday USS also announced details surrounding a final headlining tour. Kicking off in November, the 10-date tour will see USS visit markets that have shaped them as a band, celebrating the Synergy Seekers who have made their 14-year, chart-topping career possible.
Higgins urges SBA to deliver 'urgently needed relief to struggling venues'
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 06:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is urging the U.S. Small Business Administration to answer for "unreasonable delays" in the release of funds for the Shuttered Venue Grant Operators (SVOG) program and work quickly to ensure venues receive their COVID-19 relief funding.
Will Artisan Farmers Market leave Lewiston?
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 06:25 pm
Tensions were high at Monday's Village Board meeting, as Lewiston Artisan Market organizer Jamie Symmonds and about a half-dozen vendors appeared before trustees petitioning for equitable treatment.
Remaining seats to go on sale for Billy Joel's Aug. 14 concert at Highmark Stadium
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:55 pm
Legendary musician Billy Joel will perform live as scheduled on Saturday, Aug. 14, at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park. Remaining seats will go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday, June 25.
Higgins shares details on expanded Child Tax Credit
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined community partners Monday to provide details on the "improved Child Tax Credit and the positive impact it will have on Western New York families."
City of Buffalo update to major infrastructure projects
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:45 pm
Mayor Byron Brown and the City of Buffalo Department of Public Works, Parks and Streets (DPW) announced a major milestone to three major infrastructure projects in the Queen City: Niagara Street, Main Street and Walden Avenue all had final paving completed in the past two weeks.
'Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins' brings iconic character back to big screen
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:30 pm
"Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins" stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he's been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes' honor and allegiance will be tested - even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.
Geena Davis & Susan Sarandon celebrate 30th anniversary of 'Thelma and Louise' with special drive-in screening event, Q&A
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:25 pm
Over the weekend, MGM celebrated the 30th anniversary of "Thelma and Louise" with a special drive-in screening and Q&A with stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis, plus the film's screenwriter Caillie Khouri. Davis and Sarandon also posed for pictures with the film's Ford Thunderbird, courtesy of the Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation.
 

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