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Amy Grant to release first new music in 10 years
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 10:45 am
Multi-Platinum, six-time Grammy-winner Amy Grant announced Wednesday she is releasing her first new music in a decade. During a two-part interview with Craig Melvin on NBC's "Today," conducted in her home this week, Grant excitedly shared that the first track, "Trees We'll Never See," will be available across all DSP's on March 24.
TobyMac reveals 'Cornerstone,' with Zach Williams
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 10:45 am
Seven-time Grammy Award-winning artist TobyMac is officially impacting radio with "Cornerstone (feat. Zach Williams)." The new single, originally recorded for his Grammy-nominated album, "Life After Death," launched for adds this past Friday.
ABC News Studios, in partnership with Matador Content and Bedby8, announces 'Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields' to premiere Monday, April 3, on Hulu
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 10:45 am
ABC News Studios, in partnership with Boat Rocker's Matador Content and Bedby8, announced "Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields," from Emmy Award-winning director Lana Wilson ("Miss Americana"), will premiere Monday, April 3, on Hulu in the U.S., Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ internationally, following its world premiere to a sold-out crowd and standing ovation at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival.
Fear of self-driving cars on the rise
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 10:40 am
The results of AAA's annual automated vehicle survey show that, while there is still a high level of interest in partially automated vehicle technology, attitudes toward fully self-driving vehicles have become increasingly apprehensive.
Protect yourself from bad tax preparers: Know your rights
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 09:05 am
The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance encourages taxpayers to know their rights when hiring a tax preparer. New York state's consumer bill of rights regarding tax preparers establishes standards to help protect the public from dishonest tax preparers.
Niagara Falls: 2 teens arrested in Kia & Hyundai thefts
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 09:00 am
In the ongoing battle against thefts of Kia and Hyundai motor vehicles, Niagara Falls Police have made arrests in several cases recently.
Just Buffalo Literary Center leadership transition ushers in new era of community-building work
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 08:55 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center's board of directors announced a planned leadership transition that will take place as of July 1. Current Executive Director Laurie Dean Torrell will retire after 20 years of service, with Artistic and Associate Executive Director Barbara Cole assuming the role of executive director in addition to her duties as artistic director - ushering in a new era of community-building work.
Higgins: $117,540 in AmeriCorps funding for Field & Fork Network
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 08:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant awarded to Field and Fork Network totaling $117,540. Funded by AmeriCorps, the grant supports six AmeriCorps VISTA members serving with Field and Fork to combat poverty and address food insecurity in the Western New York community.
'Girl Talk Group' starts at Cardinal O'Hara
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 08:55 am
A Girl Talk Group to assist in building girls' confidence and self-esteem has been established at Cardinal O'Hara High School.
For 10th year, lawyers 'band' together to support ASI's 'Give for Greatness'
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 08:50 am
The 10th annual "Lawyers for the Arts" fundraiser to benefit ASI's "Give for Greatness" program will take place from 1-5:30 p.m. March 25 at The Stage, 8166 Main St., Williamsville. Tickets are general admission and available now on Eventbrite.
For National Nutrition Month, NYSOFA highlights programs for older adults to stay healthy & connect with services
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 08:50 am
For National Nutrition Month in March, the New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA) reminds older New Yorkers and their families of the many state and local programs available to support nutritional health for individuals ages 60 and over.
BPO & Strictly Hip to perform at Outer Harbor
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 08:50 am
The Rich Entertainment Group (REG) and Buffalo Waterfront Management Group (BWMG) announce The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), with special guest The Strictly Hip, will perform as part of the Seneca Casinos Outer Harbor Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at the Lakeside Event Lawn presented by Upstate Honda Dealers. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Voccio says NORLICS's sale of Niagara Falls Properties a 'blueprint for neighborhood revitalization'
Thu, Mar 2nd 2023 08:50 am
Niagara County Legislator Chris Voccio on Wednesday said the sale by the Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) of two properties in Niagara Falls is a blueprint for a path forward in revitalizing Niagara Falls neighborhoods.
Catholic Charities launches 'HOPE for the 100th'
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:45 am
To mark 100 years of providing hope to the most vulnerable in Western New York, Catholic Charities of Buffalo is launching "HOPE for the 100th," a personal care item drive to bring the community together to help neighbors in need.
Destination Niagara USA launches Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:45 am
Destination Niagara USA, the destination marketing organization for Niagara County, is seeking nominations for the inaugural Tourism Employee Spotlight Awards.
Alexis Jacknow's 'Clock' starring Dianna Agron & Melora Hardin to world premiere at Overlook Film Festival, from 20th Digital and Hulu
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:45 am
"Clock," a timely horror feature starring Dianna Agron and Melora Hardin from 20th Digital Studio and Hulu Originals, will have its world premiere at the Overlook Film Festival in New Orleans March 30 through April 2. The film will debut exclusively on Hulu on April 28 and Disney+ internationally at a later date.
DEC issues guidance to avoid coyote conflicts
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued guidance to help prevent conflicts between people and coyotes. Coyote sightings are likely to increase in the coming months, and DEC encourages New Yorkers to be aware of the potential for conflicts and follow DEC guidelines to prevent negative encounters.
ECMC, Tim Hortons partner to support frontline care services
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
For a fifth consecutive year, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corp. and Tim Hortons restaurants partnered to support the institution's frontline care services, raising $146,745 during the campaign that ran Sept. 19-25.
US Small Business Administration to offer federal assistance to residents & businesses in Western New York impacted by late-December blizzard
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the U.S. Small Business Administration will offer federal assistance to New Yorkers in Western New York affected by Winter Storm Elliott in late December. Residents and businesses in Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Genesee, Niagara and Wyoming counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest loans to aid in their recovery from this historic storm, which devastated the entire region over the Christmas holiday.
Ortt announces creation of antisemitism working group
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:35 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Tuesday announced the creation of an antisemitism Working Group that will hold roundtables throughout the state to hear from stakeholders and make recommendations on ways to best address the alarming rise in antisemitic incidents in New York state.
Red Cross honors local community heroes during Red Cross Month celebration in March
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:15 am
In a period of less than a year, the Western New York region has been rocked by a tragic, mass-casualty shooting; historic snowstorms; flooding in the Southern Tier; and hundreds of home fires that have displaced families and, in some instances, resulted in loss of life. In response to all of those events, Red Cross volunteers have been there to assist their neighbors in times of greatest need, just as they do every day in fulfilling the organization's mission of preventing and alleviating human suffering in times of emergency.
Tops celebrates its 30th year helping JDRF find a cure for type 1 diabetes
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:15 am
Tops Friendly Markets is once again partnering with JDRF as it embarks on a 53rd year to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). This year, the campaign will begin Sunday, March 5, and run through Saturday, March 25 - it's the 30th year Tops has helped run the JDRF campaign at its stores.
Buffalo-area leaders & elected officials endorse Hochul's New York Housing Compact following WNY roundtable
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 10:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul hosted a community roundtable with local leaders and elected officials in Buffalo to discuss the New York Housing Compact - what her team called a "comprehensive strategy announced in the fiscal year 2024 executive budget to address New York's housing crisis and build 800,000 new homes in the next decade.
Basket raffle and baked goods sale
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 09:25 am
St. Francis of Assisi's Early Childhood Center is having a basket raffle and baked goods sale from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, March 25. Pizza and beverages will also be sold. Winners do not need to be present to win.
Hochul announces resources to help save on home energy bills
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 09:20 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the availability of resources to help New Yorkers save on their home energy bills. A second emergency benefit through the Home Energy Assistance Program is now available for eligible New Yorkers in danger of running out of heating fuel or having their utility service shut off.
While long-awaited student loan forgiveness is blocked by lawsuit, Parachute Credit Counseling offers encouragement & free student loan counseling
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 09:20 am
The financial futures of nearly 43 million borrowers across the country are in limbo as the Supreme Court considers the legality of President Biden's student debt forgiveness program.
Niagara Wheatfield, Wilson students partner with Rotary Club to spread 'Lasagna Love'
Wed, Mar 1st 2023 08:00 am
"Lasagna Love's" mission says, "We believe that kindness, however big or small, is the key to strengthening our communities."
HUD awards $6.3 million for affordable housing activities in New York Native American communities
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 08:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced more than $794 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funding for eligible Native American Tribes, Alaska Native Villages, and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to carry out affordable housing activities in tribal communities.
Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partner to provide career pathway program
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 08:00 pm
Niagara University has partnered with Niagara Memorial Medical Center to strategically elevate workforce opportunities through the establishment of paid work opportunities at the hospital.
Biden-Harris administration announces $55.59 million grant for Kensington Expressway
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 02:25 pm
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced $55.59 million for the New York State Route 33 (Kensington Expressway) project in Buffalo through the new Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program - what the U.S. Department of Transportation called "a first-of-its-kind initiative to reconnect communities that are cut off from opportunity and burdened by past transportation infrastructure decisions."
Hochul appoints Robert Megna as budget director
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the appointment of Robert Megna as New York state budget director. Megna starts immediately and plans to serve through this legislative session and assist with the search for a long-term budget director before returning to SUNY, where he serves as president of the Rockefeller Institute of Government and senior adviser to the chancellor.
Hochul announces 'significant progress' in state's fight against gun violence
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "significant progress" in the state's fight against gun violence, with New York City and communities participating in the state's Gun Involved Violence Elimination initiative reporting the fewest shooting incidents with injury last month since the first half of 2020.
Oscar-nominated song 'Naatu Naatu' to be performed at Oscars
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 02:25 pm
The Oscar-nominated song "Naatu Naatu" from "RRR" will be performed at the 95th Oscars, executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner and executive producer Molly McNearney announced. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 95th Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 12.
National Wedding Planning Day: AAA experts take stress out of destination weddings & honeymoon planning
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:35 pm
Wednesday, March 1, is National Wedding Planning Day! What better time to begin the planning process? From wedding insurance to bridal registries, AAA experts have a wealth of knowledge to share with couples planning their big day.
Custom survey from Nielsen and NFL reveals total viewing audience for Super Bowl LVII was approximately 200 million viewers
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:10 pm
The National Football League commissioned a survey from Nielsen, a leading media measurement and analytics company, to complement Nielsen's audience measurement data and provide further insights into how many people in the U.S. watched Super Bowl LVII on Feb. 12, 2023, particularly in group settings. According to the custom survey, Super Bowl LVII reached approximately 200 million viewers, or 60% of all people in the United States.
Artpark to welcome Alvvays with Alex G
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:10 pm
Alvvays, a Canadian pop-indie band based out of Toronto, will perform with special guest Alex G in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1. This concert is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
Santana to perform this summer at OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:10 pm
One of the most recognized musical signatures in the world is the sound of Carlos Santana, delivered with the same passion and soul as his guitar. Now you can experience this and more with the "Santana - 1001 Rainbows Tour" coming to the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino at 8 p.m. June 24.
Five For Fighting to play Lewiston, join Barenaked Ladies 'Last Summer on Earth' tour
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:05 pm
Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling artist Five For Fighting (aka John Ondrasik) will be playing three solo dates in Texas this April, then, later this summer, will join Barenaked Ladies on the "Last Summer on Earth" tour.
Obituary: Mary T. Hibbard (nee Lombardi)
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 12:05 pm
Mary T. Hibbard (nee Lombardi), age 90, of Lewiston, entered into rest on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023, at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
The Alarm forges 'Forwards' with new album
Tue, Feb 28th 2023 09:10 am
The Alarm's Mike Peters is returning to life after a year dominated by pneumonia and a serious leukemia relapse, announcing a triumphant new album, "Forwards," out June 2; and a video for the title track, out today.

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