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Wheatfield Town Council hears proposals on future
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Board heard two presentations during its bimonthly board meeting, both of which involved changes, physical and intergovernmental, as well as opportunities to come.
North Tonawanda City Council celebrates mayor; public supports dog control officer
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
On Tuesday, the City of North Tonawanda City Council was hit with a hurricane of emotion, testimonials and support during a very vocal public input session after all the motions and resolutions had been made and voted on by the council.
Tree Top Pizza & Grill back in business
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:25 pm
Tree Top Pizza & Grill is back at 4900 Saunders Settlement Road to the delight of its customers. Nathan Addenbrooke, the son of the original owners, has taken the helm of the business and will be serving the classic, not deep-dish, not thin-crust, but completely authentic "pizza pie" that his fans have learned to crave.
American Legion Post 1451 celebrates 100 years with open house
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:20 pm
The American Legion is 100 years old and Wheatfield American Legion Post 1451 is planning to celebrate noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
North Tonawanda resident succeeds online
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:20 pm
Amy Shellman started her first business almost one month ago, but it's not an ordinary store or restaurant. It's called Sunsets and Souls Boutique, and while it's located in North Tonawanda, it won't be found on Payne Avenue or Oliver Street. A good place to look though might be the local library's computers.
Ortt hosts annual Warriors Flight
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 08:40 am
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt hosted 20 veterans on a flight down to Washington, D.C., to visit the various war memorials and pay respects to the men and women who have perished in service to this nation.
Gotee Records' Ryan Stevenson releases personal new single 'When We Fall Apart'
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 08:35 am
On Thursday, award-winning artist and songwriter Ryan Stevenson announced the release of a personal new single, "When We Fall Apart." Stevenson specifically penned the song for his mother, Phyllis Stevenson, and chose to debut the song on the 10th anniversary of her passing.
Niagara River corridor recognized as 40th Wetland of International Importance by US
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 08:35 am
The American side of the Niagara River Corridor, iconic for its world-renowned waterfalls and globally significant bird and fish populations, was designated Thursday by the U.S. as a Wetland of International Importance under the world's oldest environmental treaty, the Ramsar Convention.
Higgins: $450,000 toward economic development in Niagara County
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 08:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Niagara County has been awarded $450,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Grant Program. Brownfield sites are properties, often previously used for industrial purposes, where reuse may be difficult due to site contaminants.
Patrick Mahomes & high-scoring Chiefs host Jacoby Brissett & Colts on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 08:35 am
Patrick Mahomes and the high-scoring Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) host Jacoby Brissett and the Indianapolis Colts (2-2) in an AFC playoff rematch this weekend on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
Friends of the Lewiston Library to host 'Annual Friendly Gathering'
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 08:30 am
Join the Friends of the Lewiston Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, for the "Annual Friendly Gathering."
Amy Grant to bring unique live show, hits - and maybe a Christmas song or two - to Riviera Theatre
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:25 pm
The southern singer became a household name in the 1990s thanks to a sting of radio-pop hits, including "Baby, Baby," "That's What Love Is For," "I Will Remember You," "Lucky One," "House of Love" and "The Things We Do for Love."
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine to take over Impact
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:15 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment and UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine today announced the expansion of training at LECOM Harborcenter through Impact Sports Performance powered by UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. UBMDOSM will take over ownership of Impact and will implement a more robust clinical-performance integration model that builds off a history of excellent strength and conditioning, while leveraging its strong clinical resources.
FeedMore WNY to hold mobile food pantry distributions for those affected by United Auto Workers union strike
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:15 pm
As the United Auto Workers union strike against General Motors continues, FeedMore WNY encourages affected individuals and families experiencing food insecurity or financial hardship to participate in its two upcoming mobile food pantry distributions in Lockport and Tonawanda.
ABC's 'American Idol' judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry & Lionel Richie, host Ryan Seacrest, in-house mentor Bobby Bones kick-off auditions
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:15 pm
Music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, along with Emmy-winning producer and host Ryan Seacrest, and multimedia personality and in-house mentor Bobby Bones, were on hand when ABC's "American Idol" kicked off auditions for the upcoming season in search for the next singing sensation in Savannah, Georgia, on Monday.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Learn to Play' program returns for fourth season
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:10 pm
"With the 'Learn to Play' program, we hope to provide easier access to the game we love for kids and families who want to try hockey for the first time," said Kevyn Adams, Sabres senior vice president of business administration. "We aim to provide a fun and welcoming environment for the Sabres fans of tomorrow."
Western New York Regional Economic Development Council submits 2019 progress report
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:00 pm
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council announced it recently submitted its 2019 progress report to New York state to meet the Oct. 1 deadline. The progress report details the council's achievements in implementing its strategic plan and reflects Western New York's progress on efforts to ensure sustainable and long-term growth in the five-county region and to leverage the region's advantages in key industry sectors, including tourism, health life sciences, agriculture and advanced manufacturing.
#NYCC: Skillet to make New York Comic Con debut
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 08:00 pm
Z2 Comics is launching multi-Platinum rock band Skillet's New York Comic Con debut in a big way in support of their brand-new, best-selling graphic novel, "EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel."
Duerr named music director for Harmonia Chamber Singers
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
Robert Duerr was named music director of the Harmonia Chamber Singers as the group begins its 14th season.
Higgins: $250,000 to Veterans One-stop Center of WNY
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced The Veterans One-stop Center of WNY is the recipient of a Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant totaling $250,000 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to continue the end of veteran homelessness in Western New York. The Veterans One-stop Center will implement SSVF throughout Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
NT Alderman-at-Large Tylec creates complete count committee leading up to 2020 census
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
Every 10 years, the U.S. government must complete a thorough population count. The accuracy of the report is crucial to each municipality as it secures federal funding and fair representation in Congress.
Companies invited to put teamwork skills to the test at 3rd annual Canstruction Competition to benefit FeedMore WNY
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
This December, Western New York companies and organizations will compete amongst each other to build structures made entirely out of canned goods to benefit the Food Bank program of FeedMore WNY. The building of structures for the third annual Canstruction Competition is scheduled to take place Dec. 13-15 at the 2019 Fairgrounds Festival of Lights.
Collins' website now updated to reflect his resignation
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 05:15 pm
The website of former Congressman Chris Collins was updated Tuesday afternoon to reflect his resignation from office. It now redirects to a site with the following press release:
'Dancing with the Stars' narrows field to 10 celebrity and pro-dancer couples competing for coveted Mirrorball Trophy
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 01:50 pm
The 11 remaining celebrity and pro-dancer couples competed on the third week of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" on Monday. For the broadcast, the show opened with a behind-the-scenes look at some movie magic, including a special "Star Wars Galaxy's Edge" moment.
'Cry Power' podcast presented by Hozier in collaboration with Global Citizen to feature guests Annie Lennox, Bono, Mavis Staples, Marcus Mumford
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 01:30 pm
Today, Hozier has unveiled the podcast "Cry Power," which he has created in collaboration with Global Citizen. The podcast series will see Hozier speak with musicians, artists, writers and campaigners about how to take action and change the world.
Walk for Apraxia: Community supports children working hard to find their voices
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 01:25 pm
The Walk for Apraxia celebrates children with apraxia of speech and recognizes them for their hard work. Families, professionals, students and other supporters join together to lift up children with apraxia of speech, because they believe every child deserves a voice.
International wetland status at Niagara River corridor
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 01:25 pm
The Niagara River - and pro bono work by University at Buffalo School of Law students - gains national prominence Oct. 2-3 when the river and its corridor become a Wetland of International Importance and part of the Ramsar Convention.
State Parks seeks partners at Knox Farm State Park
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 01:25 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has released a request for proposals for private-sector businesses to partner in the adaptive reuse, improvement and/or operation in Knox Farm State Park, located in East Aurora.
Pints for Progress returns in Falls
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 01:25 pm
Pints for Progress No. 26 will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Niagara Falls City Market, 752 E. Market St., Niagara Falls. Nick Spacone is the musical guest.
Higgins: Nearly $1.5 million for D'Youville College
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 01:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant has been awarded to D'Youville College from the Department of Education's Academies for American History and Civics Program in the amount of $1,492,475. The funding will be implemented over a period of three years, starting with $499,022 for the upcoming fiscal year.
Cuomo: $3 million in state funds for municipalities to purchase zero-emissions vehicles & infrastructure
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 01:25 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the availability of $3 million in state funds to help municipalities purchase zero-emission vehicles and install related infrastructure. The rebates and grants are administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and supported by the state's Environmental Protection Fund to advance the governor's nation-leading climate change goals and clean transportation initiatives by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
'Coffee with Chris' for October
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio has scheduled two "Coffee with Chris" events for October.
Multiple news sites state Chris Collins resigning, changing plea
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:55 pm
National news sites are reporting U.S. Rep Chris Collins has resigned. Moreover, they've stated he will be in federal court in New York City on Tuesday (or sometime this week) to request a change of plea hearing, with regard to charges of insider trading.
Niagara University offering free Halloween events with developmental & literacy screenings for children
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:30 pm
Niagara University is offering free, Halloween and fall-themed educational events for children and families in various Niagara County locations in October.
Buffalo Sabres, Bogosian, Pizza Logs to provide tickets to military personnel
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced defenseman Zach Bogosian will continue the "Tickets for Troops" program to provide a pair of seats to a member of the military during every home game for the 2019-20 season. In addition, Original Pizza Logs will also donate four 100-level tickets to a local veteran who will be recognized on the ice prior to the national anthem at each Sabres home game.
Highly competitive NIH HEAL Initiative issues awards to UB researchers to develop nonaddictive painkillers
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:25 pm
A prestigious and highly competitive National Institutes of Health program called the Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative, has issued awards to two University at Buffalo faculty members who are studying how to develop novel, nonaddicting painkillers.
UB: How artificial intelligence will impact self-employment
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:25 pm
People who are self-employed in some of the lowest paid and most popular jobs are at the greatest risk of being displaced by artificial intelligence (AI), according to new research from the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Higgins & Richardson Olmsted Campus announce $400,000 'Save America's Treasures' grant
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined staff and board members of the Richardson Olmsted Campus to celebrate the award of a $400,000 "Save America's Treasures" grant. The federal funding will be used on roofing to stabilize and preserve the integrity of four buildings on the campus.
Erie County's fiscal stress decreases in latest NYS comptroller report
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:25 pm
Erie County is feeling less fiscal stress for 2018, according to a report issued by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli examining the fiscal conditions of municipalities across the state.
Villa Maria College hosts first collegewide service day as part of 2019 Heritage Days
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:25 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 5, Villa Maria students, faculty and staff will join forces in an effort to make the Buffalo community a better place through service.