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PHOTOS: Town of Niagara Lions honor nation's veterans
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:30 pm
Veterans Day in the Town of Niagara was one of honor, appreciation and remembrance for the dedication to service of all the nation's servicemen and women.
Obituary: Frances J. Wilczek
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:25 pm
Frances J. Wilczek (nee Zerilli) of Venice, Florida, formerly of Grand Island, passed away peacefully on Nov. 6, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was the mother of Christopher Wilczek (Savannah), and Sara (Ryan) Samland; daughter of Mary and the late Charles Zerilli; and sister of Mark Zerilli.
Lewiston Town Board discusses park project, adopts 2021 budget
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:15 pm
News on the Lewiston Town Park planned for Lower River Road continued Monday, as Town Engineer Robert Lannon discussed the proposed site plan as well as an upcoming spring 2021 timeframe for construction of an access roadway at the park.
Grand Island Rotary, Interact clubs collect for less-fortunate
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:15 pm
Despite operating under a hybrid school schedule at Grand Island Senior High School, nearly 40 students became members of this year's Rotary Club of Grand Island-sponsored Interact Club.
Katy Perry brings 'Only Love' with world-premiere performance at 2020 American Music Awards
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:05 pm
dick clark productions and ABC announced Friday that recordbreaking singer, songwriter and "American Idol" judge Katy Perry will light up the stage with a world premiere broadcast performance of her song "Only Love," from her most recent album "Smile," at the 2020 American Music Awards. Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the show will broadcast live Sunday, Nov. 22 (8 p.m. EST/PST), on ABC.
Elle Limebear releases 'Live From Catalyst' EP
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:00 pm
Provident Label Group's Elle Limebear has released a three-song EP, "Live From Catalyst," today. Recorded at Catalyst 2019 in Atlanta before the global pandemic, Limebear features worship song, "Glorious Day," her own "Maker of The Moon," and a cover of the Delirious? song "Lord You Have My Heart" with the background of the dynamic Catalyst live audience captured on each track.
Erie County Department of Health expands COVID-19 information line hours, days
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:00 pm
Starting Monday, Nov. 16, the new schedule will be weekdays from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., and weekends from 8 a.m. until noon. Call 716-858-2929 for information about diagnostic COVID-19 tests, and answers to general questions about COVID-19.
ECMC issues changes to patient visitation
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 04:00 pm
Erie County Medical Center Corp. officials on Friday issued updated ECMC visitation guidance for various health services/areas on the ECMC Health Campus.
As 'The Blacklist' returns, will Liz stick with Katarina or return to 'Red'?
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 03:15 pm
Not wanting to end season seven without some semblance of a proper future tease, "The Blacklist" creative team found an unusual solution.
Syros reopens
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 02:55 pm
Small Business Saturday 2020: Lewiston businesses offer safe shopping experience
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 01:25 pm
It's business as usual - whatever that means in 2020 - as Lewiston merchants prepare for an uptick in holiday shopping in coming weeks. Though coronavirus cases have spiked in Erie and Niagara counties this month, the village has only reported four new cases in the past six weeks. Safety protocols put in place when New York was "unpaused" last spring are still in place, and storeowners are working diligently to keep their sites clean and virus-free.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center updates visitor policy
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has reinstated a visitation policy aimed at better protecting its patients, staff and community members in response to the increasing number of new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Western New York. The policy will be reviewed regularly and will remain in effect until further notice. Beginning immediately:
15th annual 'Operation: Rock Out Hunger' to provide food, spread hope to hungry
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:25 pm
In order to respond to the increased need for food assistance in the community due to the pandemic and to help make sure neighbors in need have enough to eat this holiday season, "97 Rock," Kaleida Health, WKBW "7 Eyewitness News" and FeedMore WNY will host the 15th annual "Operation: Rock Out Hunger" food and fund drive.
Erie County: 'We need your help' to fight coronavirus
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:25 pm
New daily COVID-19 cases this week have been the highest seen within Erie County since the start of the pandemic, with few signs of slowing down soon.
'Spotlight on Niagara': Mount St. Mary's Hospital volunteer groups hold raffle to give back to community in big way
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 12:00 pm
The St. Francis Guild and Board of Associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital have joined together to present, "Spotlight on Niagara," a raffle to thank community businesses for their support of the hospital in 2020.
Zach Williams releases new version of worship anthem 'Rattle!' featuring Pastor Steven Furtick
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:55 am
In partnership with Essential Worship, Grammy Award-winning artist Zach Williams announced the release of his cover of "Rattle!" featuring Pastor Steven Furtick. Written by Furtick, Chris Brown and Brandon Lake and originally recorded by Elevation Worship, "Rattle!" is one of the newest and fastest-growing anthems for the church in 2020. A lyric video also drops today and can be viewed below.
AC/DC unleash 'Power Up'
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:55 am
AC/DC has unleashed their anticipated new album "Power Up," marking the legendary band's first new music since 2014. "Power Up" is available now HERE.
Billie Eilish releases new single, 'Therefore I Am'
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:55 am
Five-time Grammy Award-winning Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has released her new single titled "Therefore I Am." The track comes with an official music video also directed by the 18-year-old, and was shot in a deserted Glendale Galleria shopping mall, a familiar stomping-ground for Billie during her early teen years.
Shane Owens releases acoustic video of 'Thankful' to honor military
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:50 am
Alabama-bred, neo-traditional country artist Shane Owens honors the military with the release of an acoustic video of his single, "Thankful," from his current album, "Thankful For Country Music," just in time for Veterans Day.
Goo Goo Dolls release new lyric video for 'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing'
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:50 am
Multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have released a brand-new lyric video for their rendition of the holiday classic "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." The nostalgic video reminisces on Christmas time in New York City, with picturesque winter scenes and yuletide decorations adorning the city. Watch it now HERE.
Niagara University's 'Transformative Visions' presidential series discusses criminal justice, policing & prisons
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:25 am
Niagara University will present the fourth in its "Transformative Visions" presidential speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17. Soffiyah Elijah, executive director of the Alliance of Families of Justice and the first Black woman to serve as executive director of the Correctional Association of New York, will address "Criminal Justice, Policing, and Prisons." The presentation will be accessible to the community through Zoom:
Learn about potential of LinkedIn with Niagara SBDC event
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:25 am
The Niagara Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a free webinar titled, "Stop Ignoring LinkedIn's Potential" from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. This session will be moderated by speaker Curt Anderson, B2Btail founder and ecommerce expert, and features a one-hour live program followed by a Q&A period.
Rochester-based Oncore Aviation acquiresAnchor Buffalo's Prior Aviation Flight School
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:20 am
OnCore Aviation LLC founder and owner Todd Cameron recently announced the acquisition of Prior Aviation Service Inc. flight school located in Buffalo. A press release stated, "The addition of Buffalo as a third location for OnCore is a huge step in making modern flight training accessible to aviators of all ages throughout the northeast."
FASNY applauds Cuomo for signing 'critical recruitment & retention legislation'
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 11:20 am
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York (FASNY) is pleased Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed critical legislation addressing the growing decline in volunteer firefighters across the state. The bill (S.7589-B / A.9779-A) was sponsored by Sen. James Gaughran and Assembly member Fred Thiele.
Emergency Physicians urge Thanksgiving precautions to avoid becoming COVID-19 super-spreader event
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:45 am
This Thanksgiving, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recommends holiday hosts and guests prioritize efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and take steps to protect the health and safety of friends and family.
Turkey giveaway to first 350 families on Aero Transportation's 11th-year anniversary
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:40 am
Aero Transportation in Niagara Falls will hold its fourth annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, aiming to donate over 350 birds to residents who otherwise may not have the opportunity to eat with their family. Turkeys will be given on first-come, first-get basis at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Community Health Center of Niagara, 2715 Highland Ave., Niagara Falls.
William Mattar debuts new commercial featuring Peanut Butter Mattar
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:40 am
William Mattar is pleased to announce the premiere of a new television commercial featuring his beloved family dog, Peanut Butter Mattar. Since 2013, Miss Peanut Butter Mattar has been the face of William Mattar's "Rescue a Shelter Animal" campaign, encouraging the community to support a local animal shelter or rescue.
Cashless tolling debuts in New York
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:40 am
Cashless tolling will begin tonight and extend into the overnight hours on the New York State Thruway, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office. The state says the conversion will take place simultaneously at 58 tolling locations across the thruway's 450-mile ticketed system. With some 267 million motorists traveling the thruway each year, AAA Western and Central New York supports this move toward a more efficient traffic system.
Obituary: William A. Kilmer
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:35 am
William A. "Bill" Kilmer, 72, of Lewiston, husband of Linda "Lyn" Kilmer, entered into rest at home on Nov. 11, 2020, under the care of his loving family and Niagara Hospice.
Survey: 7 out of 10 Americans unlikely to travel for holidays
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 10:35 am
A new national survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) shows many Americans are not expected to travel this holiday seasons. Results show 72% of Americans are unlikely to travel for Thanksgiving and 69% are unlikely to travel for Christmas, compounding the challenges for the hotel industry during this public health crisis.
Cashless tolling to go live overnight on state thruway's ticketed system
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:55 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced cashless tolling would go live on the New York State Thruway's ticketed system - more than a month ahead of schedule - during the overnight hours of Friday, Nov. 13, into Saturday, Nov. 14.
'Light the World' Christmas campaign urges community service
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:50 pm
The annual Light the World campaign, sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, kicks-off Sunday, Nov. 15. #LightTheWorld is an invitation to transform Christmas into a season of service. The church invites people of all beliefs to come together this holiday season to serve one another - just like Jesus Christ did.
Niagara Falls Urban Renewal Agency seeks developers for strategic property sites
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Urban Renewal Agency (NFURA) is issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to real estate developers, investors and brokers to propose new projects for key sites in the downtown Niagara Falls Gateway District. It said this might be an opportunity to acquire and invest in properties in prime locations for new growth.
NYPA announces temporary closure of Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center & fishing facilities
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:50 pm
The New York Power Authority on Thursday announced the temporary closure of the Niagara Power Vista Visitors Center and NYPA fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the Robert Moses Dam.
COVID-19 working group of Western New York releases consensus statement on mask usage
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 04:50 pm
A group of more than 20 health care and health-related organizations has released a statement on the importance of mask wearing in health care settings, and on masks as an effective tool to control the spread of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases. The statement includes:
Lewiston Lions purchase Oodle Double Swing for inclusive playground
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 01:30 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently presented the Village of Lewiston Town Board a check for $10,285 for the purchase of an Oodle double swing for the inclusive playground.
Niagara County to hold mask, hand sanitizer giveaway events
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 12:10 pm
Niagara County Legislator Dave Godfrey on Thursday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services will hold giveaway events in multiple locations across Niagara County next week to provide free masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public.
Holiday pop-up event promoting businesses on Black Lives Matter Way
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 10:30 am
Buffalo businesses Leslie's Boutique and Anderson's Flower Shop are hosting weekly holiday pop-up events beginning Friday, Nov. 13, to promote businesses on Fillmore Avenue.
Catholic Health temporarily suspends hospital visitations beginning Friday
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 10:30 am
In response to the recent increase of COVID-19 cases across Western New York, Catholic Health is temporarily suspending visitations at its hospitals and long-term-care facilities effective Friday, Nov. 13. Catholic Health made the decision in consultation with its infection control specialists and with the support of the New York State Department of Health to protect the health and safety of its patients, long-term-care residents, and staff.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls 'Million Meals Challenge' drive-thru food drive to benefit FeedMore WNY
Thu, Nov 12th 2020 10:10 am
In celebration of World Kindness Day, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, will host a drive-thru food drive to benefit FeedMore WNY on Saturday, Nov. 14. The food drive is part of the Fashion Outlets' parent company - Macerich - "Million Meals Challenge," an initiative to support local community food banks from coast-to-coast.

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