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Sally and Josiah Tryon return to Lewiston
Fri, Sep 8th 2023 07:00 am
As part of the National Federation of Just Communities national conference in Buffalo this week, members on Wednesday took a daytrip to Lewiston. Their tour bus stopped at the Freedom Crossing Monument on Water Street, and they were greeted by Sally and Josiah Tryon (aka Eva Nicklas and Tim Henderson). The two Lewiston legends recounted tales of first coming to the village, efforts to lead people to freedom, and the story behind Susan Geissler's famed bronze statue.
Francis Center meat & basket raffles to benefit community programs
Fri, Sep 8th 2023 07:00 am
Francis Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis at Stella Niagara, will hold a mega meat raffle at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13. Doors open at 5 p.m. at Town of Niagara Active Hose, 6010 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls. Tickets are $15 per person, or $100 for a table of eight.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company to host auditions for 'The Nutcracker'
Fri, Sep 8th 2023 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker" is returning Dec. 8-9 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-friendly holiday show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
New leadership for local congregation
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:55 pm
The Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, Holy Name Province, located at Stella Niagara, wrapped up the month of August with the installation ceremony of its new leadership council.
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union's Community Day gifts $24,000 in total donations to Kenan Center, Niagara Hospice
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
"Continuing its commitment to make a significant investment to Niagara County nonprofits," Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union surpassed expectations for its first-ever Cornerstone Community Day held on Aug. 19. Hosted at the Kenan Center, the event brought families out to have fun and support local community businesses and organizations.
Lewiston man going to prison on meth charge
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Joseph Wedge, 43, of Lewiston, who was convicted of attempted possession with intent to distribute of methamphetamine, was sentenced to serve 36 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Youngstown Lions celebrate community support
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
As a special tribute of appreciation to Western New York neighbors for ongoing support of a myriad of fundraising activities over the past 75 years, the Youngstown Lions Club has scheduled an enjoyable evening-out on Saturday, Sept. 23.
Tops Friendly Markets announces local supplier summit
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
Tops Friendly Markets will host a local supplier summit to provide opportunities for local food, beverage, wellness, beauty and general merchandise suppliers to collaborate with the New York state-based grocer.
Next PACT Act deadline: health care enrollment for veterans who deployed to combat zones
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:45 pm
Until 11:59 p.m. local time on Sept. 30, 2023, veterans who deployed to a combat zone, never enrolled in VA health care, and left active duty between Sept. 11, 2001, and Oct. 1, 2013, are eligible to enroll directly in VA health care. This special enrollment period gives veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other combat zones an opportunity to enroll directly in VA health care without first applying for VA benefits.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center welcomes Dr. Shaan E. Alam as general surgeon
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the appointment of Dr. Shaan E. Alam, M.D., to its surgical team, starting Nov. 1.
Niagara University set to serve as legacy institution for Medaille University
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:40 pm
Niagara University and Medaille University signed a memorandum of understanding outlining an agreement for Niagara University to become the Medaille University legacy institution upon Medaille's permanent closure this fall.
Public hearing for Kensington Expressway project to take place Sept. 27
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a public hearing on the Kensington Expressway project will take place Wednesday, Sept. 27, in Buffalo. The public hearing, to be hosted jointly by the New York State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, will provide residents and interested parties with an opportunity to publicly express their views concerning the environmental, economic and social effects of the current design plans associated with the project.
Higgins & Mayor Brown announce $210,500 federal grant for Buffalo Fire Department
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 09:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announced the Buffalo Fire Department was awarded a federal fire grant totaling $210,500. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) fire prevention and safety program.
United Way Next Generation United advisory board announces 2023 Pitch10 finalists
Thu, Sep 7th 2023 06:45 am
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's Next Generation United advisory board (NGU) on Wednesday announced the 10 nonprofit organizations selected as 2023 Pitch10 finalists.
Empire State Development announces start of fall foliage and travel season
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 05:15 pm
Empire State Development announced the start of New York's fall foliage and travel season.
Tops kicks off football season in Western New York with 2nd annual 'Slider Showdown'
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 05:15 pm
No one does tailgating quite like Buffalonians, and Tops is exited to team up with local media celebrities to see what creative concoctions they can create in the second annual Tops "Slider Showdown" at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the store located at 3980 Maple Road, Amherst.
Tonawanda native conducts maintenance aboard USS Nimitz
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 05:15 pm
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class James Johnson, from Tonawanda, conducts routine maintenance on a sliding padeye aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68).
After treatment with semaglutide, newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes patients needed little or no insulin
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 05:10 pm
Treating newly diagnosed Type 1 diabetes patients with semaglutide (trade names Ozempic, Wegovy and Rybelsus) may drastically reduce or even eliminate their need for injected insulin.
Ryan highlights NYS free school meals investment, urges federal government to expedite rule to expand free school meal availability
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 04:35 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined Assemblyman Bill Conrad and officials from the Ken-Ton School District to announce Ken-Ton is among the school districts benefiting from New York's $135 million investment in free school meals in the 2023-24 state budget.
Niagara Cup Classic Golf Tournament raises $64,300 for Memorial's MRI Suite of Niagara
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 01:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced its annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament, held in August at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club, successfully raised $64,300 to support the ongoing development of the MRI Suite of Niagara.
New York City drops lawsuit against Niagara County over housing migrants
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 01:35 pm
On Wednesday, Niagara County Legislature Majority Leader Randy Bradt stated, "New York City has discontinued its lawsuit against Niagara County over the emergency order that essentially prevented the city from sending migrants to be housed in Niagara County hotels."
Stabbing on Niagara Falls Blvd.
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 11:55 am
Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Niagara Falls Police Department patrol responded to 9101 Niagara Falls Blvd., for a man stabbed. A 30-year-old Niagara Falls man suffered multiple stab wounds and reported he was stabbed while at the rear of the address. He was transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, then transferred to ECMC where he is in stable condition.
Niagara Hospice Mighty Niagara Half Marathon named in Top 10 half marathons around world
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 10:20 am
Niagara Hospice announced its annual Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has been named in Top 10 Destination Half Marathons Around the World by Outdoors Wire powered by USA Today Sports.
Guardsmen based in Niagara Falls, around NYS, head to South African competition
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 10:20 am
Fifteen New York National Guard soldiers and airmen are headed to the Republic of South Africa on Friday, Sept. 8, to compete in the South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition.
NCSO: Vehicle pursuit leads to male being taken into custody
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 10:20 am
At 12:43 a.m. Wednesday, Deputy Westmorland attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Saunders Settlement Road for speed and an equipment violation. The vehicle failed to yield to the deputy's emergency lights and siren, subsequently initiating a vehicle pursuit.
In celebration of his 40-year career, Cherry Red to release 'Celebrate It Together: The Very Best of Howard Jones 1983-2023' Oct. 6
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 06:40 pm
In celebration of his 40-year career, Cherry Red Records will soon release "Celebrate It Together: The Very Best of Howard Jones 1983-2023." Due out Oct. 6, the very special compilation will be available in three different formats: 4-CD, 2-LP or 2-CD.
UB announces lineup for 2023-24 Distinguished Speakers Series
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 06:35 pm
The University at Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series returns for 2023-24 with a lineup of engaging, inspiring and entertaining speakers.
Autumn PorchFest in Niagara Falls
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 05:45 pm
Autumn PorchFest will happen from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, in Niagara Falls. This free event will be held in the Park Place Historic District and is open to the public.
Muzzleloader course to be given in Wheatfield
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 05:45 pm
Hunting season is almost here, and the Firearms Permit Review Board (FPRB) of Wheatfield will be giving its annual muzzleloader course at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Community Center located behind the Wheatfield Town Hall. A certificate will be issued to those taking this course, as a requirement for a muzzleloader discharge permit.
As academic year begins, Hochul makes COVID-19 tests & masks available to schools to keep students safe
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 05:45 pm
As students return to school this week, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state is making COVID-19 rapid test kits and masks available to school districts and boards of cooperative educational services by request. This comes amid reports of the new BA.2.86 variant and following a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations this summer.
Niagara County DA's Office announces Lewiston guilty pleas
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 05:45 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced that Gary Sullo and Jessica Long entered guilty pleas in Lewiston Town Court today.
Hochul highlights availability of Narcan at pharmacies as FDA expands access nationwide
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 05:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul highlighted the availability of naloxone, known widely by the commercial brand name Narcan - a medication that can reverse the effects of a drug overdose from heroin, fentanyl and prescription opioids - at New York state pharmacies.
Excision announces 'Nexus' tour, Buffalo RiverWorks performances
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:50 pm
Today, DJ and producer Excision announced his upcoming "Nexus" tour. Produced by Live Nation and Insomniac, the tour kicks off in Chicago on Dec. 22, and includes a stop at Buffalo RiverWorks on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20, 2024.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers tips for keeping babies safe
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:50 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing baby-proof safety measures and tips to help prevent some of the biggest dangers for babies.
New school year brings expansion of Special Olympics Unified Bocce in WNY
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:50 pm
Students with and without disabilities in Western New York have benefitted so much from the Special Olympics New York Unified Champion Schools program over the years that 12 schools are now playing a third sport: Unified Bocce.
Niagara County forms committee to plan US 250th celebration
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:50 pm
Niagara County is in the process forming a committee to plan for celebrating the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States on July 4, 2026, according to Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh. Robert Emerson, executive director of Old Fort Niagara, has been asked to chair the committee.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee moves meeting
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:35 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has postponed its meeting from Wednesday, Sept. 13, until 11 a.m. Oct. 1. The meeting will take place in the Castellani Building at DeVeaux Woods State Park, 3160 DeVeaux Woods Drive, Niagara Falls.
Recycler gifts $9,000 to Camp Good Days
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:35 pm
On Friday, electronics recycler Sunnking presented a $9,875.01 check to Camp Good Days and Special Times, a nonprofit organization helping children and families with cancer. The funds were raised as a part of Sunnking's 13th annual "e-Scrap for Camp" fundraiser. The company saw 323 area businesses participate in the electronics recycling donation drive between Buffalo and Rochester.
'Big R': Williamson, Wagner, Camidge claim track titles; McPherson wins Sean Letts Memorial
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:30 pm
Mat Williamson from St. Catharine's, Ontario, won his third consecutive track championship in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds last Friday. Derek Wagner, from Middleport, earned his second-straight Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman track championship. Ken Camidge, from Niagara Falls, won his first KiPo Motors Street Stock championship.
Memorial Mass set for musicians
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:30 pm
A special Memorial Mass in celebration of all deceased members from many choirs associated with more than 50 years of music ministry in Western New York will be held at noon Sunday, Sept. 10, at St. Mary's R.C. Church, 237 Fourth St., Niagara Falls.
 

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