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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.
Preparing for back-to-school? Here's how to pack your child a heart-healthy lunch
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:25 pm
With back-to-school season upon us, parents are preparing for their children's return to school. The American Heart Association has some tips to help parents plan school lunches, since they play an essential role in a student's wellbeing and success in the year ahead.
HEALTHeLINK awarded $1 million in federal funding to enable availability of advance directives at point of care
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 02:25 pm
HEALTHeLINK, the health information exchange (HIE) for Western New York, has been awarded $1 million cooperative agreement over the next two years from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) to aggregate advance care planning documents from across the community and make electronically available to treating providers who need to know a patient's wishes at the point of care.
Just in time for kickoff: Dills Mafia Pickles touchdown exclusively at Tops Friendly Markets
Tue, Sep 5th 2023 09:05 am
Tops Friendly Markets has announced the arrival of Dills Mafia Pickles, available exclusively at select area Tops Friendly Market locations.
How much is too much? 'The Real Cost of Clutter' a panel discussion for seniors & caregivers
Mon, Sep 4th 2023 07:00 am
The Council for Older Adults in Niagara County is hosting a free event about "The Real Cost of Clutter" in partnership with Niagara County Fire Coordinator and Director of Emergency Services Johnathan Schultz speaking, Aly Luccari from Bright Organizing Solutions, and Eric Conrad from Junkluggers. This event will take place 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
3 nights of hope in Buffalo: World-renowned international speaker Nick Vujicic to hold events
Mon, Sep 4th 2023 07:00 am
Life Without Limbs and Kingdom Bound Ministries have announced three nights of inspiration and hope when motivational speaker Nick Vujicic brings his "Rise Victorious" events to Buffalo this September. The free events will come to Eastern Hills Church in Williamsville on Thursday, Sept. 28; Elim Christian Festival in Buffalo on Sept. 29; and Life Church Buffalo in West Seneca on Sept. 30. All three events are open to the public.
Everything you need to know about this weekend's Peach Festival
Mon, Sep 4th 2023 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston will present the 65th annual Niagara County Peach Festival the weekend of Sept. 7-10 at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston. The first Peach Festival was held in 1958 and, since then, Kiwanians have contributed more than $1.6 million in donations to area charities and organizations from event proceeds.
3 shootings in Niagara Falls
Sat, Sep 2nd 2023 10:20 am
New director chosen for St. Timothy child care center
Sat, Sep 2nd 2023 07:00 am
A new child care center director, Athena Torain, has taken over running the educational programs at St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church and Child Care Center. She said she is excited to work in a faith-based educational program for young children.
Personnel changes, new programs announced at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Sep 2nd 2023 07:00 am
At the Aug. 28 meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education, held at Eco Island, 3285 Staley Road, new staff members and programs were introduced to the board and to the community.
Grand Island: Zoning revisions proposed to limit warehouse size
Sat, Sep 2nd 2023 07:00 am
About 40 protesters on Monday marched outside Town Hall in favor of a warehouse moratorium and against the Town Board accepting a developer's supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a proposed 1.2-million-square-foot Long Road warehouse.
Grand Island Central School District honors Eco Island's first coordinator
Sat, Sep 2nd 2023 07:00 am
When Huth Road Elementary School teachers Dianne Tiede and Sharon Thompson first explored Eco Island in the late 1980s, they were excited about the school district having its own nature center.
Popcorn whiz kid Grayson Shelp raising money for Scout trip
Sat, Sep 2nd 2023 07:00 am
While most children spend the final month of summer outdoors swimming, playing games and sports with friends, or taking family vacations, 13-years-young Grayson Shelp is back selling popcorn outside Ace Hardware, 1889 Whitehaven Road, seven days a week beginning at 9:30 a.m., until just past Labor Day.
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin returns to Pittsburgh to tackle major home renovation for his grandmother, on 'Secret Celebrity Renovation'
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:55 pm
Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh to tackle a major home renovation for his grandmother Portia, who has always been there for him with unwavering support and guidance. During his triumphant journey home, Damar shares some of his earliest memories with Nischelle, including a trip to Sto-Rox High School where he first started playing football.
Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins: Nearly $4M in funding toward Buffalo United Resiliency Center to provide mental health resources, support to victims & those impacted by shooting
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:40 pm
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced $3,889,303 in federal funding toward the Buffalo United Resiliency Center, through the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs' Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).
Casting Crowns celebrates 20 years with milestone album releasing Sept. 29
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:30 pm
Grammy-winning, multi-Platinum-selling group Casting Crowns will celebrate the band's 20th anniversary this fall. The legacy album, "Lifesongs: A Celebration of the First 20 Years," will release on Sept. 29.
State Police & local law enforcement to crack down on impaired, reckless driving over Labor Day weekend
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced State Police and local law enforcement will be out in force through Labor Day weekend in order to crack down on impaired and reckless driving during Labor Day weekend. The enforcement period begins Friday, Sept. 1, and runs through Monday, Sept. 4.
ESPN's 'College GameDay': The Cadillac Three, Darius Rucker & Lainey Wilson take the torch
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:25 pm
ESPN's "College GameDay Built by The Home Depot" returns for its 37th season this week, and 30th anniversary of being on the road visiting college campuses across the country. To celebrate the milestone anniversary, college football's premier pregame show will debut a refresh of its iconic "Comin to Your City" opening anthem at the start of its week 1 show in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Saturday, Sept. 2 (9 a.m. ET).
'Honest,' is new album from Chris Llewellyn of Rend Collective
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:25 pm
Chris Llewellyn, the Irish singer/songwriter and founding member of the Platinum-selling worship band Rend Collective, releases "Honest" (courtesy of Capitol CMG), his first solo project, today.
NCDOH statement on report of legionella
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:25 pm
A statement from Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton regarding a Report of legionella at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge:
Levesque Institute at Niagara University creates Niagara Falls neighborhood assessment committee to initiate neighborhood study
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:25 pm
The Levesque Institute at Niagara University, as part of a coalition of diverse organizations committed to the revitalization of the City of Niagara Falls, has formed a Niagara Falls neighborhood evaluation committee. The committee's first project is a comprehensive data collection that will provide information for a future neighborhood assessment to evaluate housing market conditions in the midtown area of the City of Niagara Falls.
Construction-related lane closures for Labor Day weekend
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, to ease travel throughout Labor Day weekend.
Patrick Mayberry releases Centricity Music debut album, 'Wild Faith'
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 02:25 pm
Singer, songwriter and worship leader Patrick Mayberry releases his highly anticipated, first full-length Centricity Music album, "Wild Faith," today.
Niagara County Peach Festival team pays tribute to late Jerry Wolfgang
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 12:00 pm
The excitement is building for a Western New York favorite - the 65th annual Niagara County Peach Festival. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, it returns Thursday, Sept. 7, to Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Wheatfield is building inclusive playground
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 11:15 am
The Town of Wheatfield is constructing a new, inclusive playground at Fairmount Park, and the project committee wants the community's help to name it.
Lewiston Town Board sets public hearings on water rates, solar moratorium
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 11:10 am
At Monday's regular meeting, Lewiston Town Board members addressed various town operations with the setting of two public hearings; they also heard some clarification on the town's agreement with Modern Disposal.

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