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Hurricane Harvey drives up gas prices nationwide, local market spared for now
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:10 pm
As Hurricane Harvey blasted Texas, gas prices shot up across the country. At $2.37, today's national gas price average is 4 cents more expensive on the week and one of the largest one-week national gas prices surge seen this summer. Gas prices have not changed locally in the past week.
BBB offers tips to those donating to hurricane victims
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:05 pm
Better Business Bureau and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people who want to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who need it most.
SBA administrator addresses federal regulatory reform
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 02:05 pm
Administrator Linda McMahon, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is encouraging small businesses to comment on the federal register notice posted earlier this month. The notice is in response to President Donald Trump's executive order 13777, which aims to ease the burdens placed on America's small businesses.
Fan Expo Canada to turn Toronto upside down with ultimate programming lineup
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:15 pm
Canada's largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming event, Fan Expo Canada recently announced its 2017 programming lineup. Chock-full of contests, parties, meet-and-greets and more, the all-ages pop culture convention will cover all 750,000-square-feet of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre over the Labor Day weekend, Thursday, Aug. 31, through Sunday, Sept. 3.
Ship-Hop Cruise, I Love the 90s Tour partners with Susan G. Komen
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
"Ship-Hop, Starring I Love the 90s Tour" is partnering with Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale just in time to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Virginia signs on for Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
Another state has signed up to bring Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training program to its law enforcement officials and emergency personnel. This time, it's Virginia.
Sunday 'Jazz at the CAC'
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host six weeks of jazz concerts beginning Sept. 14. "Jazz at the Carnegie" will include performances by The Bobby Militello Quartet, Sharon Bailey, Jon Lehning, Mark Filsinger, Carina & the Six String Preacher, and the Fredtown Stompers.
Philanthropic retailer BoxLunch to open at Walden Galleria
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
BoxLunch, a pop culture gift store with a cause, announced it will open its newest New York location, in Cheektowaga, on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Walden Galleria.
State Parks announces pheasant hunt lottery
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:05 pm
The Niagara Frontier Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the annual permit lottery for the 2017 pheasant-hunting season will take place Monday, Oct. 2. This will include the drawing for both the youth hunt and the regular season hunt.
Veterans Appreciation Day in Falls sponsored by Hands Healing Heroes
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:05 pm
Hands Healing Heroes will host its fourth annual Veterans Appreciation Day from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 16, at the John A. Duke Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Artpark to end season with a 'Big Bang'
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 11:05 am
France's Plasticiens Volants will bring its "Big Bang" production to Lewiston on Saturday, Sept. 2. The show includes giant inflatable planets, comets and animals in a tale as old as time.
PHOTOS, VIDEOS: Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston
Sun, Aug 27th 2017 12:00 am
The 16th annual celebration of jazz in the Village of Lewiston - now known as the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY presented by Northwest Bank - kicked off Friday with lines of people piled up and down Center Street. Music rang out across a half-dozen stages, and crowds flocked to a plethora of local food vendors.
Memorial celebrates staff, summer with food truck picnic
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center thanked its employees and volunteers for their dedication to the patients and community they serve with an employee appreciation day picnic at two locations.
Fighting Parkinson's in Youngstown: Annual chili cook-off benefit at First Presbyterian Church
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown First Presbyterian Church will be the site Sunday, Aug. 27, for the second annual Chili Cook-off and Basket Auction in support of the Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day.
Grand Island Town Board: Town settles Golden Age Center impasse
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
Grand Island senior citizens went to Town Hall Monday in numbers to insist the Town Board staffing needs at the Golden Age Center.
Celebrate Labor Day in Youngstown
Sat, Aug 26th 2017 07:00 am
In the lower River Region, Youngstown will be the place to be come Monday, Sept. 4, as the Village of Youngstown, along with the Porter Youngstown Ransomville Business Association, local residents and businesses, is set to stage a decades-old community favorite: Youngstown's Labor Day Parade.
'Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?' investigative crime special on FOX
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:30 pm
"Who Shot Biggie & Tupac?" is an investigative crime special examining two of the greatest murder mysteries in pop culture history. The special, which digs deep into the entangled murders of hip-hop's most legendary adversaries - rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls - airs Sunday, Sept. 24 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX. The two-hour investigation will be led by actor and rap music icon Ice-T and award-winning journalist and documentarian Soledad O'Brien.
Empire State Development, Economic Development Group announce appointment of president & CEO of WNY Workforce Training Center
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:30 pm
Empire State Development and the Economic Development Group (EDG) Inc., the operator of the Western New York Workforce Training Center (WTC) announced Friday that Stephen Tucker was appointed the WTC president and CEO.
Lecrae to release Columbia Records debut album, 'All Things Work Together,' on Sept. 22
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:25 pm
Grammy-Award winning rap artist Lecrae's Columbia Records debut album, "All Things Work Together," is now available for pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/ATWTAlbum.
Finding Favour releases new album, 'Farewell Fear,' available from Gotee Records
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:25 pm
Gotee Records' Finding Favour has just released their latest album, "Farewell Fear," which is available now by clicking HERE or visiting FindingFavour.com.
'Live is LIVE Week' kicks off the 2017-18 season of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:20 pm
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest will start their first full season together on "Live with Kelly and Ryan" the week of Sept. 5-8, and they're kicking it off by taking the concept of "live" to new heights with "Live is LIVE Week."
Niagara Falls Memorial names Pellegrino chief nursing officer
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:20 pm
JoAnn Pellegrino, R.N., M.S., C.N.O.R., R.N.F.A., was named vice president and chief nursing officer at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
'Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!' at UB
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:20 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, presents "Shopkins Live! Shop It Up!" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Tickets are on sale now.
NBC Sports presents San Francisco 49ers vs. Minnesota Vikings in NFL preseason game
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 05:20 pm
The San Francisco 49ers take on the Minnesota Vikings in NFL preseason action this Sunday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis - the site of NBC's Super Bowl LII broadcast exactly 23 Sundays later (Feb. 4, 2018). NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream all NBC NFL games this season to desktops, tablets and connected TVs.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band headlining fundraiser for Lew-Port students
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:30 pm
The famous Summer of '69 All-Star Band will hit the Lewiston Stone House stage Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise funds for the Lewiston-Porter High School music scholarship program. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 755 Center St.
Wedding: Salonek - McGinn
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:15 pm
Kayla Salonek and Jon McGinn were married in a private ceremony in her parent's backyard.
W.O.W. to begin 30th year of Bible study on Grand Island
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:15 pm
With the 2017-18 season, Women of the Word begins its 30th year of interdenominational Christian Bible study on Grand Island, hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road.
Obituary: Joseph B. Scibetta
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:10 pm
Joseph B. Scibetta, 73, a clinical social worker of Grand Island, entered into rest on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2017, in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after battling lymphoma.
Town of Niagara: Parks dedicated to individuals who positively impacted town
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:00 pm
Sunshine set the scene Monday night for a ceremony honoring individuals who significantly contributed to the Town of Niagara.
New plans proposed for sports facility at Summit Mall
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:00 pm
Big design changes have been made to plans for the proposed sports facility at the Summit Mall.
Webster Street now home to local café & comic book store entrepreneurs
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 03:55 pm
North Tonawanda natives Amy and Jay Berent have brought their popular Pulp 716 Coffee and Comics store to town.
'Music Mania Mondays' sponsors honored
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 03:55 pm
The Town of Niagara's "Music Mania Mondays" concert series held a sponsor appreciation night this week. Sponsors of "Music Mania Mondays," including Niagara Frontier Publications Publisher and CEO Skip Mazenauer, received gifts of appreciation from Town Board members. Also recognized were coaches from the town's recreation department for their commitment to youth in the town.
DEC: Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards due to Aug. 15 combined sewer overflow
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 01:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Friday the Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards as a result of an Aug. 15 combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharge that caused a substantial visible contrast to the natural conditions in the Niagara River. The state issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the water board earlier in the day.
Niagara Catholic announces open houses
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold open houses for prospective students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at 520 66th St.
Center Street to be partially closed off for Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 05:55 pm
Street closing dates and times for The Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY:
Star Wars fans invited to 'Find the Force' as unprecedented augmented reality event sweeps globe for 'Force Friday II'
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 05:55 pm
Following the global phenomenon of "Force Friday" in 2015, Disney and Lucasfilm today announced "Find the Force," a global augmented reality (AR) event rolling out on "Force Friday II" (Sept. 1) to commemorate the worldwide launch of new products inspired by "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
Obituary: James Campbell
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 03:50 pm
James R. Campbell died on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at the age of 62.
TCM to remember legendary comedic actor Jerry Lewis on Labor Day
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed comedian, actor and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity made him a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, with a five-film tribute. The event will take place on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, in honor of the nearly 50 years Lewis spent hosting The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, encouraging viewers to donate to the charity.
Higgins presents Women's Army Corps Service Medal, other recognitions to 100-year-old veteran Patricia Knibbs
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Thursday by City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, local representatives and members of the U.S. Army Buffalo Recruiting Station for a special presentation to 100-year-old World War II veteran and Niagara Falls resident Patricia Knibbs.
UB pharmacy school partners with University of Rochester on graduate program
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:40 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the University of Rochester have developed a new agreement to streamline admission between the Rochester post-baccalaureate pre-health program (PBPH) and UB Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
 

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