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Family Violence Conference to feature national expert on psychological trauma
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:30 pm
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, has announced the faculty and program for the 19th annual Safe at Home Conference to be held Thursday, Oct. 12, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Village Inn Golf Classic returns to Grand Island
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:30 pm
The fall Village Inn Golf Classic is planned for Sept. 19.
Niagara County Historical Society sites join Smithsonian Magazine's 13th annual 'Museum Day Live!'
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:30 pm
The Niagara History Center and Erie Canal Discovery Center will open their doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 23, as part of Smithsonian magazine's 13th annual "Museum Day Live!" On this day only, participating museums across the U.S. emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution's Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a "Museum Day Live!" ticket.
National Grid approves grant for up to $180,000 for Mayer Bros. Barker plant expansion
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:30 pm
National Grid has approved an economic development grant in the amount of up to $180,000, which Mayer Bros. Apple Products Inc. will use toward a 40,400 square-foot expansion of its Barker manufacturing plant.
M&T Bank to host local not-for-profits at Buffalo Bills games
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:30 pm
Eight local not-for-profit organizations will experience an exciting and exclusive game-day experience during the 2017-18 Buffalo Bills season, thanks to M&T Bank.
Entertainment community comes together to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey with 'Hand In Hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Harvey Relief' telethon
Tue, Sep 5th 2017 02:25 pm
Participants Include: George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Karlie Kloss, Beyoncé, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Norah O'Donnell, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Blake Shelton, Michael Strahan, George Strait, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey & Reese Witherspoon
Montessori at Stella: An alumnae's perspective
Mon, Sep 4th 2017 10:55 am
At Stella Niagara, its Montessori program is second-to-none, and I wanted to share my experiences to hopefully encourage parents to not only consider a Montessori program for your child, but also why Stella offers a unique learning experience in this specialized area.
Buffalo Philharmonic starts season with glamour and panache
Mon, Sep 4th 2017 10:55 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic's 2017-18 season celebrates American ingenuity while honoring the European roots of the classical tradition.
Buddy Walk returns to Lewiston
Mon, Sep 4th 2017 07:00 am
On behalf of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, and The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc., a local affiliate organization of NDSS, you are invited to join us at the 21st annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo-Niagara on Saturday, Sept. 9.
Final season of 'Star Wars Rebels' premieres Oct. 16 on Disney XD
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 11:25 am
The Emmy-nominated animated series "Star Wars Rebels" returns for its fourth and final season beginning Monday, Oct. 16 (12:30 a.m., 3 and 7:30 a.m.; 5:30 and 9 p.m. EDT), on Disney XD and the Disney XD app. The one-hour episode marks the beginning of the most important mission yet for the Ghost crew as the series draws closer to its grand finale.
HS football: Niagara-Wheatfield squeaks by Lockport on opening day
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 11:20 am
High school football was back in action at Niagara-Wheatfield on Saturday. The Falcons and Lions offenses put on a clinic in the 48-minute affair, with Niagara-Wheatfield defeating Lockport, 43-42.
Pro Training Basketball opens to the public
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 11:20 am
Pro Training Basketball cut the ribbon to open its facility on Saturday. In front of Town of Wheatfield Supervisor Robert Cliffe, and numerous parents and kids, Tony Watson II and partner Rod Middleton opened up to show the public what was inside.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: William Close and the Earth Harp Collective at Artpark
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 11:00 am
On Saturday, Artpark became the latest venue to fall under William Close's spell as the world-renowned installation artist performed with his Earth Harp Collective on the newly extended Earth Harp, featuring more than two-dozen 1,000-foot-plus strings that sailed and wailed above the Lewiston audience.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Artpark hosts US premiere of 'Big Bang' by Plasticiens Volants
Sun, Sep 3rd 2017 08:00 am
"Big Bang," by Plasticiens Volants, made its U.S. debut on Saturday, Sept. 2, at Artpark in Lewiston. The dazzling, one-night-only aerial exhibition combined large-scale pieces of floating art in the skies with performance artists on the ground - all to the beat of the touring company's original soundtrack.
Cheema joins behavioral health staff at Niagara Falls Memorial
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
Muhammad Azam Cheema, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
DEC announces 9th annual Arbor Day poster contest for fifth-graders
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting submissions for the ninth annual fifth-grade Arbor Day poster contest. Students can showcase their artistic talents and help increase public awareness about trees in New York by participating in the contest.
'Raising the Stakes Gala' coming to Sheraton at Falls; benefit for Alexa Foundation
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
As we all know, Niagara Falls has become an area hotbed for exciting games of chance. Over the past several years, a number of casinos have sprung up on both sides of the border and Las Vegas-style experiences are now the norm for many.
Lewiston's growing pains: Town hears development concerns
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
Monday's Lewiston Town Board session saw limited action, with a number of agenda items either discussed briefly and not acted upon, or tabled and deferred as being incomplete with action anticipated for next month.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand Island Dance holds grand re-opening
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Grand Island Dance Center celebrate what studio owner and director Rachel Novelli called "almost a complete overhaul of the space we already had."
Island community completes GI Challenge for room at new Oishei Children's Hospital
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
A cross-section of Grand Island came together Thursday to celebrate the Viking spirit that helped the community meet a fundraising challenge for the new Children's Hospital in Buffalo.
Sanctus Real releases upcoming single, 'Changed,' two weeks early to help raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 10:05 pm
Sanctus Real wants to do their part to help those in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey, and they are asking for your help, too. On Friday, the band announced it is offering the upcoming single, "Changed," to fans two weeks early in hopes to raise money to directly help the families and community of Rockport, Texas. The band was originally scheduled to perform in Rockport at Seafair on Oct. 15.
Leadership Niagara accepting applications for 2018 class of leaders
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 07:45 pm
Leadership Niagara is now accepting applications for its 2018 class of leaders. A nationally recognized leadership development organization, Leadership Niagara works to produce strong and effective leaders who continue to learn and who are focused on accountability, performance and results in the community and in their organizations.
DEC announces 25th anniversary of New York's recycling laws
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 07:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced Sept. 1 marks the 25th anniversary of New York's statewide adoption of local recycling laws. Since 1992, local source-separation programs have captured and diverted more than 320 million tons of recyclable materials from disposal resulting in an estimated net emission reduction of 1 billion metric tons of CO2, the equivalent of taking 211 million cars off the road for one year.
Niagara University announces 2017 faculty award winners
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 07:40 pm
Niagara University's Office of Academic Affairs announced the selection of three distinguished faculty award winners during an event held Friday.
Fans 'Find the Force" and reveal new 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' character BB-9E
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 07:35 pm
"Star Wars Force Friday II" is here! The global fan celebration officially kicked off in the U.S. with midnight store openings in New York City. Hundreds of fans showed up to be the first to get their hands on new merchandise celebrating "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" at the Disney Store Times Square.
Christy Nockels to release 'Be Held - Lullabies For The Beloved' on Sept. 29
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 07:30 pm
Singer-songwriter/worship leader Christy Nockels announces the release of her upcoming album, "Be Held - Lullabies For The Beloved," set to release Sept. 29. The three-time GMA Dove Award-winner's newest compilation of songs contains both familiar melodies as well as original works penned by Nockels, and produced by husband and musical partner, Nathan.
The Script's new album, 'Freedom Child,' available now
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 07:30 pm
The Script have released their latest album, "Freedom Child," via Columbia Records. The 14-track album was recorded between London and Los Angeles and is available everywhere now.
Lehrer Dance to perform at UB
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 07:30 pm
The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts will present Lehrer Dance at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, in the Mainstage Theatre, located at the Center for the Arts, North Campus. The performance is sponsored by M&T Bank.
Lifehouse & Switchfoot release 'Shine Like Gold, benefiting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 07:30 pm
After the devastating storm that struck Texas, Lifehouse and Switchfoot wanted to do something together to give back and wrote a brand-new song titled, "Shine Like Gold."
Niagara Falls Water Board issues discharge incident report to NYSDEC
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 06:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Water Board officially submitted a detailed report to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Friday in response to the DEC's request for documents and information regarding the discharge of dark water into the Niagara River gorge on July 29.
Hands Healing Heroes Veterans Appreciation Day set
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 05:15 pm
Hands Healing Heroes will host its fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Day from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the John A. Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Marble Orchard comes to life (sort of) in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 05:10 pm
Whether you're just out to have some fun or to learn something of the paranormal, Lewiston's Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past, as well as its gloriously creepy present. Lurking behind Lewiston's serene façade lies a shadowy past filled with nightmarish spirits, ominous events and haunted buildings.
Obituary: Carol Ann Ullrich
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 05:05 pm
Carol Ann Ullrich (Kingston), former long-term resident of Grand Island, passed away May 12, 2017, in Englewood, Florida, at the age of 80. She was the loving wife of Melvin E. Ullrich for 58 years.
Obituary: Erna P. Wasse
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 05:05 pm
Erna P. Wasse, formerly of Grand Island, died peacefully Aug. 30, 2017.
Obituary: Ralph J. Vescio
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 05:05 pm
Ralph J. Vescio, 67, of Grand Island passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017 at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston. Born in Niagara Falls, he was the son of the late Rita (Kilbride) Vescio and Anthony F. Vescio Sr.
Trinity United Methodist Church: Rally Day to take place Sept. 10
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 05:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church, located on 2100 Whitehaven Road, will open the fall season with Rally Day on Sunday, Sept. 10. As many people return from summer homes and vacation, Trinity Church offers one service for all at 10 a.m. so that all people join in worship together to begin fall/winter season.
7-Eleven celebrates opening
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:55 pm
Tina and Michael Kibler are Grand Island residents and proud to be the new franchisees of the 7-Eleven at 1787 Love Road.
Accused driver in East River Road hit-and-run charged
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:50 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced Wednesday that 27-year-old Edward Kuebler of the Town of Tonawanda has been charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash on Grand Island.
Basketball training facility to open in Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:45 pm
Pro Training Basketball Inc. is set to open its doors on Sept. 2 at 3790 Commerce Court, Suite 100.