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Artpark: Broadway talent to lead 'The Odyssey'
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Inasmuch as Artpark & Company has made a concerted effort to engage and involve the community vis-à-vis "The Odyssey," the show will be shepherded by a strong professional contingent. Working alongside the local talent will be:
Upgrades made at Golden Age Center
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Jennifer Menter, recreation supervisor at the Golden Age Center, reports that this spring and early this summer, the GAC had some "major updates and improvements to our building and grounds, to further protect, improve, and update this second home for many senior citizens in our community."
175th anniversary celebration to include rummage sale
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Holy Ghost Lutheran Church in Wheatfield is holding a rummage sale in support of its 175th anniversary activities.
Town of Grand Island: Residents urged to fight Tonawanda Coke
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said citizens need to band together against Tonawanda Coke Corp. "to make sure they don't get away literally with murder."
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, SEIU reach tentative agreement
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 05:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Service Employees International Union 1199 (SEIU) reached a tentative agreement today on a new contract that is set to expire in March 2022. Details of the contract are not being disclosed until the union members ratify the agreement. A vote is expected to take place in the next several weeks.
Collins: $84,202 in AFG Grant funding for Olcott Fire Co.
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 05:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins announced $84,202 in federal funding for the Olcott Fire Co. The grant was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.
Obituary: Elizabeth A. Restey
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 04:50 pm
Elizabeth A. Restey had her heavenly birthday on Sunday, July 15, 2018, the day before her 26th earthly birthday. She is finally free from pain and in God's loving arms after a heroic four-year battle fighting leukemia.
Obituary: Hazel Florence Mallwitz
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 04:50 pm
Hazel Florence Mallwitz (née DeGlopper) passed away on July 4, 2018, in Pahrump, Nevada, at the age of 98.
CMA Fest, hosted by Thomas Rhett & Kelsea Ballerini, premieres Aug. 8 on ABC
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 04:20 pm
CMA Fest premieres Wednesday, Aug. 8 (8 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The three-hour prime-time special broadcasts for its 15th straight year with Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini returning as hosts, bringing country music's ultimate fan experience to a national television audience.
PSC rescinds Charter merger approval
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 04:20 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Friday revoked its approval of the 2016 merger agreement between Charter Communications Inc. and Time Warner Cable Inc. because Charter, doing business as Spectrum, has, according to PSC - through word and deed - "made clear that it has no intention of providing the public benefits upon which the commission's earlier approval was conditioned."
AAA shares motorcycle safety tips for bikers & drivers
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 04:20 pm
With multiple motorcycle crashes in Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse in the month of July, AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and bikers of key safety tips in an effort to reduce crashes and keep the rest of the summer safe for all roadway users.
EPA proposes cleanup of lead-contaminated residential properties at Eighteen Mile Creek
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 04:20 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to clean up lead-contaminated soil at approximately 26 residences that are impacted by the former Flintkote Plant property at the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra names Patrick O'Herron as director of marketing
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 04:20 pm
After an exhaustive local and national search, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has selected Patrick O'Herron, a New York native, to take the helm of its marketing department.
Niagara University early childhood development community programs cited for excellence
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP), an initiative launched by Niagara University in 2010 to enhance early childhood development, was cited for excellence in a comprehensive study released July 16 that assessed the needs of early childhood education in Western New York.
Niagara County Legislature awarded first Taylor Award from SPCA
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 09:20 pm
On Thursday evening, the Niagara SPCA held a "Cocktail Pawty," and at the event they awarded the Niagara County Legislature with the first-ever Taylor Award.
Niagara SPCA announces new executive director
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 08:45 pm
On Thursday evening, in the lobby of the DoubleTree by Hilton lobby, Niagara SPCA President Bob Richardson announced that Tim Brennan, a North Tonawanda resident, would be the incoming executive director.
People Inc. Willow Senior Living to host open house, yard sale
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:45 pm
If your parent is looking for affordable housing or if you are a senior looking to downsize, consider People Inc. Willow Senior Living. To showcase its apartment building, an open house and multi-family yard sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at 3990 Forest Parkway in Wheatfield (between Shawnee and Townline Road, off Niagara Falls Boulevard).
H&M to open new location in Niagara Falls
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:45 pm
H&M, Hennes and Mauritz Inc., one of the world's largest fashion retailers, announced a new location in Niagara Falls. Measuring approximately 21,000-square-feet, the new location at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls will join the 37 popular H&M destinations in the state at noon on Aug. 2. 
N-W BOE to meet
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:45 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held on Aug. 15 will begin at 6 p.m.
Poloncarz, Erie County Public Works Department announce county plan to lease fleet vehicles
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Public Works William Geary have announced the county's intention to enter into a leasing agreement with Enterprise Fleet Management that would replace the county's owned vehicle fleet with vehicles leased from Enterprise. The agreement would rotate out 395 vehicles from the county fleet, primarily in the Public Works and Parks departments, over the next five years, along with 187 vehicles from the Erie County Sheriff's Office over the next four years.
Buffalo Beauts bring back Edney for 2018-19 season
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:35 pm
The Buffalo Beauts on Wednesday announced the team agreed to terms with defenseman Sarah Edney.
Food Network serving up buzz-worthy culinary trends, recipes & food hacks on new daytime series 'Let's Eat'
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:30 pm
From flavorful dishes, to popular restaurant trends, and to the latest food fads captivating social media, Brandi Milloy, Stuart O'Keeffe and Jamika Pessoa are breaking it all down on new daytime series, "Let's Eat," premiering Sunday, Aug. 12 (11 a.m. PT/ET).
Culinary arts student receives ServSafe Certification
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:30 pm
Reanna Hewitt, a recent Niagara-Wheatfield graduate, completed the culinary arts program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center. 
Security and law enforcement student receives scholarships to pursue career
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:30 pm
Claudia Wrate, a student in the security and law enforcement program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center received a scholarship at closing ceremonies recently
Memorial blood drive & basket raffle in honor of Brandon Kupiec
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:30 pm
The Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, will play host to a memorial blood drive and basket raffle in honor of the late Brandon Kupiec from 1-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 2.
Erie County Office for Disabled & partners celebrate 28th anniversary of ADA
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:05 pm
July 26 marks the 28th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places that are open to the general public.
McCaffrey named CEO at Eastern Niagara Hospital; will resign as Lockport mayor next month
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
Lockport Mayor Anne E. McCaffrey has been named president CEO at Eastern Niagara Hospital.
Underwood, Cuomo demand changes to 'unfair' federal fishing quotas
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo submitted comments to U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and demanded the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, and Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council repeal and replace what they called the "unfair" state-by-state allocation of the annual commercial quota for summer flounder, also known as fluke.
Buffalo-based Solar Liberty recognized as top solar contractor in New York
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
In 2017, more than 10,600 megawatts (MW) of solar power were installed in the U.S. Solar Liberty, a Buffalo-based solar installer, has been recognized by Solar Power World magazine for its contributions to the industry: The company achieved a national ranking of 58 out of 450 solar companies on the magazine's 2018 Top Solar Contractors list. This ranking also places Solar Liberty as the No. 1 top solar contractor in New York.
NCCC appoints Hesch as soccer coach
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
David Hesch has been appointed interim, part-time head coach of both the mens and womens soccer programs at Niagara County Community College for the 2018 season.
Champions: Nitro win West Seneca softball tourney
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
On July 1, the Wheatfield Nitro 16-and-under softball team defeated the WNY Sting to win the West Seneca Magic tournament. The team recorded a 7-1 record throughout the tournament, which included 16 different teams.
Northgate honors employee for years of service
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda announced that Rukhsana Mahmood of North Tonawanda is being recognized for five years of service with the company.
NT man arrested, caught with 30 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a car
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced Monday that Edgar Joel Jimenez-Rodriguez, 38, of North Tonawanda, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine.
Erie County Clerk Kearns secures funding for technology improvements
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:30 pm
On Thursday, the Erie County Legislature approved Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns' request for funding to make significant upgrades to technology at the clerk's office. The resolution passed the legislature 10-1, and approved the spending of $134,519 for technology and seating upgrades.
NCSO announces new mobile app
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:30 pm
Sheriff James R. Voutour recently announced the release of the Niagara County Sheriffs Office mobile app.
Hanson 'String Theory' tour comes to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic will perform with Grammy-nominated multi-Platinum pop-rock trio Hanson in a special concert at Kleinhans on June 7, 2019.
Buffalo Beauts, NWHL announce 2018-19 regular season schedule
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Beauts and the NWHL on Thursday announced the team's schedule for the 2018-19 regular season. The team will play seven of its home games at Harborcenter and one home game at KeyBank Center.
DiMino Tops sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:15 pm
Anthony DiMino of DiMino Lewiston Tops, a longtime supporter of the Lewiston Council on the Arts, recently made a generous contribution toward the Lewiston Art Festival, which the LCA presents.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 2019 community arts, arts education, individual artist grants available for Erie & Niagara counties
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:15 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants in Erie and Niagara counties, with an online application process and expanded arts education eligibility to include after-school programs as long as they provide three sequential hands-on learning sessions for participants.
Pat Barrett's debut solo LP available now
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:15 pm
Bowyer & Bow/Capitol Christian Music Group newcomer Pat Barrett's full-length, self-titled debut is available now.

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