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Holy Ghost service-learning visits senior citizens
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:55 pm
As part of an ongoing service project, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Holy Ghost Lutheran School volunteered at Elderwood Assisted Living Facility.  
Rotary Club of Niagara County Central, Wheatfield Lions Club present 1st annual 'Market in the Country'
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:50 pm
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central and the Wheatfield Lions Club will present the first "Market in the Country," from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The free-admission event will occur at the Wheatfield Lions Club's Five Senses Park, 6535 Ward Road.  
Town of Niagara Farmland Conservancy organized to protect open farmland from development
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:50 pm
A group of Town of Niagara residents and historians have organized a Farmland Conservancy to preserve some of the remaining land in the town that has been farmland since the early 1800s. 
DEC presents Niagara Sanitation Landfill results
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:50 pm
Residents of North Tonawanda and Wheatfield showed up in full force Saturday at the Wheatfield Community Center. On hand was the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to present the results of the comprehensive environmental investigation for the Niagara Sanitation Landfill.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation proudly support, celebrate merger that will feed more in WNY
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:45 pm
In recognition of the recent merger between The Food Bank of Western New York and Meals on Wheels for Western New York, KeyBank, in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, is awarding a $25,000 proactive grant to applaud the nonprofit agencies for merging into a new entity called FeedMore WNY. The newly formed organization will share services and reduce expenses to increase food distribution over a larger geographical area and provide additionally enhanced programs to help even more people in the local community.
Second season of 'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger' begins
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:40 pm
Freeform's popular drama series, "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger," premieres its second season with two all-new, back-to-back episodes tonight (8-10:01 p.m.).
New book details how railroad porters helped lead civil rights efforts in US and Canada
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:40 pm
Cecil Foster will take part in a reading and book signing event at Talking Leaves Books, 951 Elwood Ave., Buffalo, at 7 p.m. April 25. The event is free and open to the public.
Town of Wheatfield hosts public hearing on FCC law
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:40 pm
On Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its first meeting of April. Prior to the meeting, the board held a public hearing regarding a proposed telecommunications law in the town. 
Celine Dion to perform in Buffalo
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 06:55 pm
One of the most immediately recognized and widely respected superstars in pop music history, Celine Dion, announced today she will embark on her "Courage World Tour," set to kick off in the fall and visit KeyBank Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5.
Old Fort Niagara thanks volunteers at annual breakfast ceremony
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 04:00 pm
The Old Fort Niagara Association recently recognized its corps of volunteers, who collectively contributed 40,858 hours to reenacting, guiding tours and assisting with special events and programs in 2018, at an annual volunteer breakfast ceremony held in the fort's Officers' Club.
'American Idol': Top 20 contestants perform with their all-star celebrity duet partners
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 03:10 pm
Ten of the "American Idol" Top 20 finalists will perform duets with all-star celebrity partners from The Wiltern in Los Angeles, as the search for America's next superstar continues on The ABC Television Network, Sunday, April 7 (8-10:01 p.m. EDT), streaming and on demand.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. to join NBC Sports coverage of 103rd Indianapolis 500
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 03:10 pm
Dale Earnhardt Jr., one of racing's most popular personalities and an NBC Sports motorsports analyst, will attend his first Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26, as a member of NBC Sports' broadcast team when the 103rd iteration of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing" airs on NBC for the first time.
Jacobs calls state budget a 'Big Apple' budget
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 12:35 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs said, "$100 million in new money for New York City subways while we see no new money for roads and bridges across the state, that basically summarizes the theme of this year's budget."
Niagara Falls Hard Rock presents $5,000 to Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics program
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 12:20 pm
Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, presented a $5,000 check to the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Musician Medics program on Tuesday. Funds came as the result of a 2019 Hard Rock Heals Foundation grant awarded to the Prospect Street restaurant.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum opens for 2019 season
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
North Tonawanda's Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, located at 180 Thompson St., will open for the 2019 season today.
New president at Carnegie Art Center
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
Kimberly Renda of North Tonawanda was elected president of the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda. She is a business office manager for Brookdale Senior Living and has BA and MPA degrees from Buffalo State College.
Reps. Higgins & King lead bipartisan effort to expand support for cancer research in 2020 budget
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Peter King (R-NY-2) are leading a bipartisan effort in Congress to provide at least $6.522 billion in overall funding for the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in fiscal year 2020 - a $378 million increase over FY2019 levels, and $1.275 billion more than proposed in the White House 2020 budget.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' teams preparing (or not) for big event
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
It's shaping up to be an epic battle of wits - with the community's most knowledgeable, experienced, and competitive citizens squaring off to claim the title of "Lewiston Jeopardy" champions.
Morinello co-sponsors bill restricting robocalls in New York
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
This week, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello co-sponsored a bill (A.675) limiting robocalls to residents in New York state and requiring telephone service providers to offer free call-mitigation technology to telephone customers. He said, each year, state residents are overwhelmed with a scourge of unwanted robocalls and this legislation would make it unlawful to utilize robocalls without prior consent from the consumer.
'We won't politicize fried chicken': Gooch invites Chick-Fil-A to Niagara County
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
On Tuesday, GOP Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch spoke out against the controversy surrounding a proposed Chick-Fil-A restaurant in the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. News broke last week that BNIA was considering bringing a Chick-Fil-A to the airport's food court. However, after criticism from Buffalo Assemblyman Sean Ryan, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority announced it would not be bringing Chick-Fil-A to BNIA.
Artpark announces new Strawberry Moon Festival featuring Sam Roberts Band, A Tribe Called Red, Alan Doyle, Thunderhead Joe & The Medicine Show
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 04:25 pm
Artpark & Company will present a new music festival that celebrates the beginning of a new season and the unification of communities through music, dance and art. The Strawberry Moon Festival will be held from 3-11 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Artpark Amphitheater.
Beilein introduced as Niagara University men's basketball coach
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 03:00 pm
On Tuesday, one of Western New York's own teams dove into the Beilein family tree. Niagara University introduced Patrick Beilein, son of John, as its 22nd men's basketball coach in program history.
Metastatic prostate cancer may have its own biomarker, UB research finds
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 01:50 pm
Prostate cancer can grow slowly and pose little threat to patients, or it can metastasize quickly, causing severe pain and death. But as of now, it's nearly impossible to determine which type of cancer a patient has during the early stages.
Castellani Art Museum seeks work for nonjuried exhibition, '20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York'
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 01:45 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University announced plans are underway for the first comprehensive regional art exhibition to focus on women artists living in Western New York. "20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York" will be on view at the CAM from February to August 2020.
'The Kelly Clarkson Show' sold in 99% of US for its Sept. 9 premiere in national syndication
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 01:45 pm
The new nationally syndicated daytime program "The Kelly Clarkson Show" has been sold in 99 percent of the U.S. prior to its Sept. 9 premiere, it was announced by Tracie Wilson, EVP, creative affairs, NBCUniversal domestic TV distribution.
Gooch vows to fight against new tax on bags
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 01:45 pm
On Monday, Republican 7th District Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch voiced his opposition to implementing a new tax in Niagara County.
Niagara University's 'Camp Courage Crew' honored with Commitment to Service Award
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 01:45 pm
A Niagara University student club dedicated to raising awareness of childhood cancer through its support of Camp Good Days and Special Times received the Commitment to Service Award at the third annual VolunteerWNY Why Not You? Awards ceremony, held March 28 at the WNED/WBFO Studios in Buffalo.
Statement by Special Olympics New York president & CEO Stacey Hengsterman on state budget support
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 01:45 pm
Special Olympics New York President and CEO Stacey Hengsterman issued the following statement: "Special Olympics New York is thankful to the governor for fully funding the state's annual $1.1 million commitment, and restoring the $50,000 for the Unified Champion Schools program. Special Olympics New York is grateful to the governor for his generous support during a difficult budget year."
Motorists take note: Signs changed at Rite Aid plaza
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 11:40 am
There is a new Center Street exit and entry into the Rite Aid plaza.
It's 'Royal Affair' at Artpark when venue welcomes YES, Asia, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 10:45 am
"The Royal Affair Tour," featuring British prog-rock legends YES, Asia, John Lodge of The Moody Blues, and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy with guest vocalist Arthur Brown, will take the stage in the Artpark Amphitheater on June 25 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Erie County Parks Department hiring seasonal employees
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry is preparing for warmer weather and is now accepting applications for seasonal employment in 2019. Available positions include cashiers and starters at both Elma Meadows and Grover Cleveland golf courses, park maintenance workers for various locations throughout the parks' system, and lifeguards at the beach.
DEC, Ag & Markets announce sixth annual Invasive Species Awareness Week July 7-13
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 07:00 am
The State Departments of Environmental Conservation and Agriculture and Markets on Monday announced New York state's sixth annual Invasive Species Awareness Week will be held July 7-13.
Ortt: Dems cut for Special Olympics athletes is unacceptable
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:30 pm
"We just had a highly publicized debate at the national level about the tremendous merits of the Special Olympics. We've seen how much it means to our communities and how much it means to the incredible athletes who compete and the individuals and families who participate. It's a shame that, here in New York, Democrats are so tone deaf that they cut funding for the Special Olympics in last night's budget."
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy introduces 2 new members to family
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:25 pm
Without further ado, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, in partnership with Lawley and Joe Basil Chevrolet, introduces to the community Shamrock Olms and Meadow Lark, two new heavy-duty trucks that will serve District 2 (Cazenovia, South and Heacock Parks) and District 4 (Delaware Park).
April is Safe Digging Month
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:20 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission on Monday announced it is participating in the nationwide effort to recognize April as Safe Digging Month. Highlighting the importance of safe digging helps to remind excavators and contractors that state law requires them to call one of the state's toll-free one-call centers before starting any excavation or digging project.
Community of Christ Holy Week activities announced
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:05 pm
Community of Christ, Niagara Falls - Lewiston Congregation has announced 2019 Holy Week activities at the church on 5235 Lewiston Road. Events begin this year at Community of Christ with Palm Sunday celebration on April 14 and conclude with Easter Worship on Sunday, April 21.
Opioid overdose rescue (Narcan) training & awareness event set
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:05 pm
In an effort to provide education and awareness around the opioid epidemic, the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, in cooperation with the Niagara County OASIS (Opioid) Task Force public awareness/involvement subcommittee, will offer a free opioid overdose (Narcan) training from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, April 15, at Hartland Bible Church, 8110 West Ave., Gasport.
Spring cleaning for springers ... and dogs, too
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:00 pm
If your four-legged friend needs a little springtime sprucing up, next weekend Medaille College's veterinary technology students have got a great deal for you!
Private sector, philanthropic organizations join forces to support East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:00 pm
A unique partnership of private and philanthropic organizations has created a pooled fund that will be used to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations working on Buffalo's East Side in order to ensure overall success in improving economic conditions in that area of the city.
Niagara Falls traveler advisory
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced a traffic signal study is scheduled to begin on US Route 62, Walnut and Ferry avenues, in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, traffic control changes will occur.

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