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Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Meet Lewiston's brave, bizarre sheriff
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 09:05 am
First thing this week, let me say I have received many comments about this series of articles and all have been very positive. We at the Historical Association and the bicentennial committee are happy to hear how many people enjoy learning about the most mature buildings in our township.
Obituary: Iris A. Jircitano
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 09:00 am
Iris A. Jircitano of Grand Island passed away May 9, 2022, at the age of 95.
Obituary: Rose L. (nee Travis) Frentzel
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 09:00 am
Rose L. (nee Travis) Frentzel of Buffalo passed away peacefully with her family by her side on May 25, 2022, at the age of 95.
Obituary: James P. Maloni Jr.
Wed, Jun 8th 2022 11:00 am
James P. "Bubba" Maloni Jr. went home to Jesus, his parents, relatives, church friends, and a slew of cats on Saturday, June 4, 2022. He was 75.
NYPA to host touch-a-truck & family safety fair at Niagara Power Vista
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 10:35 pm
The New York Power Authority will host a touch-a-truck event on Saturday, June 11, at the Niagara Power Vista - located at 5777 Lewiston Road - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include activities and demonstrations, and promote workplace and community safety.
MercyMe releases 'Then Christ Came'; set to headline Red Rocks this fall
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 09:45 pm
Grammy Award-nominated band MercyMe has released a new single, "Then Christ Came." The award-winning group launched the new song across all streaming platforms on Friday, alongside an official lyric video.
Niagara County invites public participation in hazard mitigation plan
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 09:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Emergency Services is inviting the public to take part in updating the county's hazard mitigation plan (HMP), beginning with an online plan launch meeting at 6 p.m. June 9. Those interested in participating can register at The HMP was last updated in 2017.
Memorial announces outpatient nutrition program
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 10:45 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will now offer a nutrition program in the Summit Orthopaedic Center, located in suite 700 of the Summit Healthplex (6934 Williams Road, Niagara Falls). Starting June 8, outpatient registered dietitian Diana Korzhukova, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., will see patients at the center for nutrition counseling every Wednesday.
Higgins & Jacobs ask FAA to reject request for exemption to pilot training rules enacted following crash of Flight 3407
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 10:45 am
Congress members Brian Higgins and Chris Jacobs are urging the Federal Aviation Administration to reject a request by Republic Airways for an exemption to the 1,500-hour pilot training requirement.
KeyBank sponsors Chalk Walk Invitational
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 07:00 am
Representatives from KeyBank, Lewiston-Porter High School and Niagara Falls High School recently gathered to talk about the all-new Chalk Walk Invitational that will take place during the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 13-14.
American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure returns in person, united again across upstate New York
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 07:00 am
The 2022 American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure is back to an in-person event this year on Saturday, June 11, at Xerox Campus in Webster. Riders across upstate New York, including the Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany regions, will unite for the second consecutive year to raise much-needed funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy.
Buffalo Irish Festival's 'Heritage Wall' invites families to become permanent part of event history
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 07:00 am
Organizers of the Buffalo Irish Festival have launched a unique fundraiser to raise much-needed capital for the 2022 event, taking place July 29-31 at Buffalo's Outer Harbor. Donors can purchase a personalized stone in the Buffalo Irish Festival "Heritage Wall," what organizers call "a timeless display that will be on view at the event for years to come."
Alice Cooper to perform at Shea's Buffalo Theatre Sept. 13
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 05:35 pm
Alice Cooper has announced his fall 2022 "Detroit Muscle" tour.
Disney+ welcomes Marvel Studios' 'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' on June 22
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 05:20 pm
Disney+ recently today Marvel Studios' "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" will begin streaming exclusively on Disney+ June 22. Watch the new online spot to see a special "fan thank you" from Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong and Xochitl Gomez.
CEPA receives $17,114 grant from Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 05:10 pm
The Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts has received $17,114 from the Peter & Elizabeth Tower Foundation. These funds will be dedicated to enhancing and expanding upon Alternative Perspectives, CEPA's program for individuals on the autism spectrum. Through photography workshops and hands-on training for individuals on the spectrum, CEPA will serve more than 40 individuals on the spectrum.
Higgins presents service medals to family of WWII Army Pvt. Walter J. Kowalczyk
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 05:10 pm
On the 78th anniversary of D-Day, Congressman Brian Higgins honored the late Pvt. Walter J. Kowalczyk, a distinguished World War II veteran. Service medals Kowalczyk earned were presented by Higgins to family members during a ceremony in Niagara Falls.
Kevin Hart will stop at KeyBank Center as part of 2022 Reality Check Tour
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 05:00 pm
Today, Pollstar's comedy touring artist of the decade Kevin Hart announced the second leg of his anticipated "Reality Check Tour," which kicks off this month. Produced by Live Nation, the global tour will now have 70 dates, with 19 new shows just announced in North America, including stops in San Diego, Toronto, Portland, Seattle, and Kevin's hometown of Philadelphia.
Niagara Arts Guild visiting Castellani Art Museum
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts Guild invites area artists to celebrate the opening of the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus with a guided tour of permanent and new exhibits at 4 p.m. Friday, June 10.
NCCC Alumni Association to set sail on Moondance Catamaran
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 07:00 am
Set sail with the Niagara County Community College Alumni Association on the Moondance Catamaran on Friday, June 24 (3:45-5:30 p.m.). Guests are asked to meet near "The Hatch" at 329 Erie St., Buffalo. The event is open to NCCC alumni, employees, and friends of the college. Proceeds will support the NCCC Alumni Association.
KeyBank teammates to volunteer at WNY organizations on 31st annual 'Neighbors Make the Difference Day'
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 07:00 am
On Tuesday, June 7, KeyBank will host its 31st annual "Neighbors Make the Difference Day." From 1-5 p.m., teammates in Buffalo will spend time volunteering with community organizations and service projects in the region. They'll join thousands of KeyBank teammates nationwide in receiving paid time off to volunteer at more than 38 projects in the neighborhoods where they live and work.
Oxford Pennant partners with Funtime Presents to sponsor new stage at Town Ballroom
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 07:00 am
Oxford Pennant, a Buffalo-based designer and manufacturer of wool felt pennants, flags and banners, has teamed-up with Town Ballroom/Funtime Presents to sponsor the concert venue's newest performance space - The Oxford Pennant Stage.
Family Meal Hospitality Trust's annual 'A Cook's Tour' to raise money to assist hospitality workers
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 07:00 am
From 6:30-9 p.m. June 20 at Kleinhans Music Hall, ´╗┐Family Meal Hospitality Trust is hosting the third annual "A Cook's Tour" to raise money to assist hospitality workers in need.
Talent, compassion on display as Lions Club announces poster contest winners
Sat, Jun 4th 2022 07:00 am
The winners of three years' worth of Lions Club peace poster contests were announced at the Lions Club meeting, held May 25 at the Buffalo Launch Club. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the recognition of peace poster contest winners to be delayed, explained Paul Bassette, chair of the poster committee.
LISC Western New York deploys $500,000 in grants to east Buffalo small businesses to help stabilize, heal & rebuild
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 08:35 pm
In the wake of the east Buffalo shooting, local community development nonprofit LISC Western New York is deploying what it is calling "groundswell grants" to dozens of Black-owned and Black-led nonprofits and small businesses in the community.
Lewiston Museum debuts new take on historic post office
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 08:10 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston has a brand-new exhibit at the Lewiston Museum - with a centerpiece thought to be lost to the village burning in December 1813.
Attorney General James warns New Yorkers about cryptocurrency investment risks
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 05:10 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James recently issued an alert to New Yorkers to remind them of "the dangerous risks of investing in cryptocurrencies after the market reached record lows last month and investors lost hundreds of billions."
SBA and SCORE Buffalo Niagara to present 25th annual Straight Talk Conference
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 05:05 pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration Buffalo District Office and the SCORE Buffalo Niagara Chapter will host Straight Talk 2022 on Saturday, June 18, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. This is the 25th presentation of this program, which has attracted thousands of participants from Western New York over the years.
DOT announces successful statewide 'Trash Blitz'
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:55 pm
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez announced 1,650 department maintenance employees and office staff participated in a "Trash Blitz" across the state to commemorate Earth Day 2022, and encourage motorists to properly dispose of trash. The teams across regions collected 11,146 bags of litter along state highways.
Support available for LGBTQIA+ community to achieve freedom from nicotine
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:50 pm
As the LGBTQIA+ community celebrates Pride Month this June, the New York State Smokers' Quitline offers its solidarity and resources to achieve better health. For those seeking freedom from addiction to tobacco and vape products, and for their health care professionals and allies, new customized flyers and cards are available by visiting the print materials section online at
The Belonging Co follows 'Here' with 'Now'
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:05 pm
The Belonging Co, the fast-growing church based in Nashville, has released its fifth live album, "Now." This album follows their recent, widely received fourth album, "Here," which made its debut in March. Starting with the focus track, "Just The Mention Of His Name (feat. Andrew Holt and Natalie Grant)," new live videos of each track will premiere on the church YouTube channel in the weeks following the anticipated album release.
Explore & More offers 'pay what you wish' every Saturday in June
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:05 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum is offering "pay what you wish" admission, every Saturday in June, for everyone!
New York to host 2025 world canals conference
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced New York state was selected by Inland Waterways International as the host of the 2025 World Canals Conference, an event that brings together hundreds of canal and inland waterway enthusiasts, professionals and scholars from around the world to learn about a variety of topics related to canals. The 2025 conference will be held in Buffalo as the state commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal's opening there in 1825.
Office of Mental Health: $1M grant to expand youth mental health first aid training across NYS
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:05 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has awarded the Mental Health Association in New York State (MHANYS) $1 million to facilitate youth mental health first aid training to adults who regularly interact with young people, including health care providers, teachers, clergy, parents, first responders and other groups.
Higgins announces House Oversight Committee hearing on Buffalo & Uvalde mass shootings
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:05 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the House of Representatives' Committee on Oversight and Reform will hold a hearing on gun violence following recent deadly mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas. Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Carolyn Maloney released details about the hearing, which will be held on 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 8.
TobyMac to release 'Life After Death'
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:15 am
TobyMac has announced his anticipated, Aug. 19 release of "Life After Death," the seven-time Grammy-winner's first full-length project since 2018's "The Elements." "The Goodness (feat. Blessing Offor)," is available through all DSPs today with an album preorder. It will impact Christian radio June 10.
UB partners with Explore Interactive to teach STEM remotely to elementary students
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:10 am
University at Buffalo researchers have partnered with Explore Interactive, an Indiana-based startup, to develop technology for teaching young students STEM-based concepts in fun and engaging ways.
Griffon begins new chapter on Water Street
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
It's a thought experiment made real, 17 years in the making. Ken Scibetta and Ed Webster met each other while on staff at Water Street Landing. Over a short period of time, Scibetta found himself serving as the restaurant's general manager. Webster was bar manager.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Read about Raby Farm
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
As you read this, we are just one month away from the Lewiston bicentennial celebration. Years in the planning, altered by COVID issues (what hasn't been), but rising over the horizon as we make final preparations.
Ransomville: Fillmore Chapel celebrates 200; Flag Day Parade returns
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
The month of June opens with some interesting happenings to check out in Ransomville.
Youngstown fire displaces residents
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 10:35 am
This past Monday evening, a fire disrupted a quiet Memorial Day in the Village of Youngstown.

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