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Higgins honors service of Sgt. First Class William 'Roland' Hayes
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 01:55 pm
In advance of Purple Heart Day, Congressman Brian Higgins is honoring Western New York Purple Heart recipients, including a formal presentation of three Purple Heart medals and a Bronze Star to U.S. Army Sgt. First Class William Roland Hayes for service and injuries sustained during the Vietnam War.
Flynn elected to executive committees for state & national DA associations
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 01:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn was selected to serve as vice president for the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). The announcement was made Saturday at the organization's annual Summer Summit in Quebec City, Quebec.
Buffalo Sabres joining Buffalo firefighters to 'fill the boot'
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 01:55 pm
From 7-9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, the Buffalo Firefighters will hold their annual fill the boot program, with this year's proceeds going to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Team (SMART).
Golf tournament nets $29K for hospital foundation
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 01:55 pm
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital presented a check in the amount of $29,000 to the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation from the proceeds from its 39th annual Louis J. Fernandez Golf Classic. The event took place Monday at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club and included more than 124 golfers.
Community dispute resolution program launched in Buffalo City Court
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 01:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the establishment of the community dispute resolution program (CDR) in Buffalo City Court, a restorative justice alternative to criminal proceedings to resolve issues between parties. The diversion program will utilize mediation and conflict coaching to facilitate conversations between a complainant and defendant with a neutral third party to identify issues, clarify perceptions, and explore options for an acceptable resolution.
'Alive' from Big Daddy Weave hits No. 1 at radio with debut single from upcoming album 'When The Light Comes'
Tue, Jul 30th 2019 01:50 pm
"Alive," the new single from Curb | Word Entertainment award-winning band Big Daddy Weave, has hit No. 1 at radio. The song tops both the Billboard Christian airplay and Billboard Christian AC charts and adds yet another chart-topping song to their numerous career accolades.
National Grid urges safety as forecasts call for another round of stormy weather
Tue, Jul 30th 2019 01:40 pm
As the hot and humid weather lingers over upstate New York this week, weather forecasters are calling for strong winds and thunderstorms in portions of the region today and tomorrow. National Grid is monitoring the weather and crews remain at the ready if the storms impact service to customers.
New York Power Authority elects new chief financial officer
Tue, Jul 30th 2019 01:40 pm
The New York Power Authority trustees on Tuesday elected Adam Barsky as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Barsky will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the statewide public power utility, which owns and operates 16 power plants and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.
Dozens of projects for nonprofits completed in 12th annual CreateAthon
Tue, Jul 30th 2019 01:40 pm
Earlier this month, the team at J. Fitzgerald Group in Lockport gave up a night's sleep to give so much more back to five deserving nonprofit organizations during the 12th annual CreateAthon event.
Artpark: Chris Isaak show now indoors
Tue, Jul 30th 2019 10:35 am
With tonight's forecast spotty and calling for thunderstorms, Artpark & Company is moving its "Tuesdays in the Park" concert inside - into the Mainstage Theater.
Pug picnic 2019
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 04:00 pm
The Pieroni household in Youngstown hosted the 8th annual pug picnic. Pugs came from Canada and across Western New York for the fun annual event.
Alzheimer's disease programs and services in Niagara County
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:55 pm
While Alzheimer's disease currently cannot be prevented or slowed, there are steps to take and recommendations to follow in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise and cognitive activity that promote healthy aging.
Niagara County Department of Health providing breastfeeding & baby changing station at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:55 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health is providing a cool, private breastfeeding and baby changing station at the Niagara County Fair.
M&T Bank launches 'M&T Money Smart' to help customers take control of finances
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:55 pm
M&T Bank announced the launch of "M&T Money Smart" in its digital banking platform and mobile app. "Money Smart" is an all-in-one digital tool that helps users manage their finances and make smart financial decisions.
7-time winner Lucy Hale to host Teen Choice 2019
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:15 pm
Actress, producer, singer and seven-time Teen Choice winner Lucy Hale will host Teen Choice 2019, with digital star and TV personality David Dobrik serving as co-host. Celebrating today's hottest stars in TV, music, film and social media, the star-studded two-hour live event airs, for the first time in Teen Choice history, from Hermosa Beach on Sunday, Aug. 11 (8 p.m. ET), on FOX.
Grammy Award-winning Chance The Rapper announces expansive North American outing with 'The Big Day'
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:15 pm
Chance The Rapper on Monday announced his highly anticipated return to the road with "The Big Day," touching down in cities across North America this fall. The tour reveal follows the long-awaited release of his debut studio album, "The Big Day," out last Friday.
Memorial to partner with F BITES for pizza cook-off
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will face off in a pizza challenge against "Hell's Kitchen" contestant/chef Bobby Anderson and six of his students from LaSalle Preparatory School's F BITES (Food Based Interventions with Technology Energy & Science) program. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the medical center's Tenth Street Café.
Compound found in red wine opens door for new treatments for depression, anxiety
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Like to unwind with a glass of red wine after a stressful day? Don't give alcohol all the credit.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum to host first Brass Ring Gala
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is hosting its first gala event to benefit the museum's efforts to develop an endowment fund. The Brass Ring Gala will be held from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Michael's Landing in North Tonawanda.
New physicians now accepting patients at Niagara Falls Memorial primary care sites
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Several new physicians have joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and are now accepting new patients.
New York Sea Grant announces updated invasive species website
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
New York Sea Grant has updated the New York Invasive Species Information Clearinghouse website at to include iMapInvasive maps that allow for real-time information, watercraft inspection, and more user-friendly navigation.
'100 Deadliest Days': AAA reminds drivers to use caution on the roads
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Over the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days," the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise. We have seen multiple deadly crashes in New York state this summer.
Pump prices drop across region demand is slightly lower than last year
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.74, down 3 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.86. The New York state average is $2.87, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $3.01.
Cuomo signs legislation decriminalizing marijuana use
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S.6579A/A.8420) further decriminalizing marijuana use in New York. His camp said the state's existing marijuana laws "disproportionately affect African American and Latino communities, and this legislation will address those racial and ethnic disparities by reducing the penalty for unlawful possession of marijuana to a violation punishable by a fine, and by creating a process for individuals who have been convicted for possessing small amounts of marijuana to have their records expunged."
Fort Niagara's 'Soldiers of the Revolution' shares Niagara Frontier history from American Revolution
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 12:40 pm
The Niagara Frontier in the midst of the American Revolution will be the theme of re-enactment activities at "Soldiers of the Revolution" at Old Fort Niagara, Aug. 10-11.
Artpark students excited to stage 'Aladdin Jr.'
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
For one month each summer, Artpark & Company theater academy students can imagine, explore and create. Paschal Frisina and his team create a shining, shimmering, splendid program where actors have no one to tell them no, or where to go, or say they're only dreaming. In short, it's a whole new world.
Mainstream music makes its way to Youngstown; Michael Glabicki interview
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Youngstown will host its first Village Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3.
'Moose's Mission' to benefit all-inclusive playground
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Come Saturday, Aug. 3, Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 is proud to present "Moose's Mission," a benefit for Lewiston's all-inclusive playground project at Marilyn Toohey Park.
Sign of the times? Simonson report receives additional support
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Lee Simonson's public awareness campaign regarding the placement and functionality of signs and wires in the Village of Lewiston continues to gain steam. His 36-page analysis recently received an endorsement from the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
New digs at Chamber of Commerce office
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted an open house Friday to debut its new look.
Obituary: Fran Jensen
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
A loving and incomparable wife, mother, aunt, colleague, and friend, Frances Jensen died peacefully on June 30, 2019, after bravely battling cancer. She was 81.
Grand Island Parks: New pavilion put up, ready for use in Veterans Park
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
The newly constructed pavilion at Veterans Park is up and ready for use.
Taylor Swift to receive inaugural Icon Award at Teen Choice 2019
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Ten-time Grammy Award-winning global superstar Taylor Swift will be honored at Teen Choice 2019 with the first Icon Award. The star-studded two-hour live event airs, for the first time in Teen Choice history, from Hermosa Beach, California on Sunday, Aug. 11 (8 p.m. ET live), on FOX.
'Tension' rises for Random Hero
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Christian rock hitmakers and fan favorites Random Hero are set to drop "Tension," their anticipated RockFest Records debut, on Aug. 23. Produced by Memphis May Fire's Kellen McGregor, "Tension" is the band's most melodic, hook-laden release to date, providing a musical foundation squarely focused on elevating Random Hero's urgent message of hope and healing.
Food Network & Molly Yeh ink exclusive agreement for new episodes of 'Girl Meets Farm,' multi-platform content
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Food Network has signed an exclusive deal with Molly Yeh for new episodes of daytime series "Girl Meets Farm" and multi-platform content across all digital platforms, it was announced by President Courtney White.
Matthew West releases new song + music video: 'The God Who Stays'
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
In his new joint venture with Provident Label Group/Sony Music and his imprint Story House Music, Matthew West has released a brand-new song and music video for "The God Who Stays." The song is available now on all digital platforms HERE.
Cody Carnes releases new song 'Run To The Father'
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Worship leader and songwriter Cody Carnes has a brand-new song, "Run To The Father," currently available everywhere.
Gordon Lightfoot's '80 Years Strong' tour comes to Kleinhans
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
After more than 50 years of hit songmaking and international success, esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot will perform in Western New York this fall. Lightfoot brings his "80 Years Strong" tour to Buffalo at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.
Ladies of Sugarbaker & Associates come to Hulu: 'Designing Women' to make streaming premiere
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Today, in a deal with Sony Pictures Television, Hulu has announced it acquired the rights to fan-favorite comedy "Designing Women." The series set to stream on Hulu on Aug. 26: Women's Equality Day!
Disney Junior orders 3rd season of 'Muppet Babies' ahead of season 2 premiere
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Disney Junior has ordered a third season of the hit, Emmy Award-nominated "Muppet Babies," ahead of its season two premiere. A sneak peek of the new season will be available in DisneyNOW on Friday, Aug. 2, prior to its official debut Friday, Aug. 9 (8:30 a.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel.

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