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ControlRad announces first clinical use of its trace radiation reduction technology
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 12:20 pm
ControlRad Inc., a privately held medical technology company focused on dramatically reducing unnecessary radiation exposure during fluoroscopically guided procedures (FGP), announced the first clinical use of the ControlRad Trace system following its clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Andrew Cappuccino, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, performed the initial procedures at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
BBB, Tops, Shred-It, AT&T & KeyBank partner for 'Secure Your ID Day 2019'
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 12:10 pm
Recent data shows identity theft and fraud continue to be problematic for consumers.
Buffalo Sabres name Kevyn Adams senior VP of business administration
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:45 am
Buffalo Sabres President Kim Pegula today named Kevyn Adams the franchise's senior vice president of business administration.
Family Promise of WNY to host 5th annual 'Choctoberfest'
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:30 am
Family Promise of WNY, a community organization providing temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness in Western New York, will host its fifth annual "Choctoberfest" at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at World of Beer, located inside the Walden Galleria in Cheektowaga.
Nonprofits score Buffalo Bills VIP gameday experience from M&T Bank
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:30 am
During the 2019-20 Buffalo Bills season, M&T Bank will continue its four-year tradition of showing appreciation for hardworking Western New York nonprofits by providing unique and exciting gameday experiences through access to "The Comfort Zone."
Collins nets $67K for Cambria Fire Co.
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:30 am
Congressman Chris Collins recently announced $402,687.59 in federal funding for the Springwater Fire Co., Cambria Volunteer Fire Co., Terry's Corners Fire Co. and the Swormville Fire Co. Each grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which is designed to help first-responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.
Gas prices stabilizing after quick spike
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:20 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.67, up 11 cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.85. The New York state average is $2.75, up 3 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.99.
Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association & Niagara University announce educational partnership
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:15 am
The Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Association and Niagara University have announced a new strategic educational partnership.
Here Be Lions releases sophomore project
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:15 am
The ministry collective Here Be Lions worship team, led by pastor and worship leader Dustin Smith ("God Who Moves The Mountains," "Miracles"), has released its sophomore project, "I Speak Jesus," available now.
State Parks announces Grand Island waterfowl blind drawings
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:15 am
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has announced the schedules for waterfowl hunting lottery drawings for the state parks on Grand Island.
Jacobs sponsors senior health & wellness fair
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:15 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs will host a free senior health and wellness fair with health screenings, wellness information and healthy giveaways. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 4, at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda.
Empire State Development congratulates 14 New York-based productions winning 36 Emmy Awards
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:15 am
Empire State Development congratulated 14 New York-based productions that received 36 awards at the 2019 71st Annual Primetime and Creative Emmy Awards. Of the winning productions, eight participated in the New York State Film Tax Credit Program, garnering 26 awards and generating more than $392 million in spending and 19,300 new hires statewide.
Harvest, Wildlife festivals highlight fall season in River Region
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 07:00 am
As summer gives way to fall, and barbecuing with friends turns into pumpkin spice coffee runs with coworkers, there's no better place to be than in Niagara County.
River Region welcomes new Tin Pan Alley owner
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 06:20 pm
For more than 20 years, Tin Pan Alley has been a culinary institution in Lewiston. On Saturday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed a new owner, William Castiglione, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Mary Dunbar-Daluisio Memorial Garden at Veterans Park
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:05 am
It started as a memorial bench, the Town of Grand Island Parks Department said. As donations started coming in from Mary Dunbar-Daluisio's friends, from near and far, through Relay For Life and the Grand Island community, the memorial began to grow.
Toellner inducted into Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:05 am
Grand Island resident Jim Toellner, the president and general manager of WGRZ-TV Channel 2 since 2003, was among six inductees into the 2019 Buffalo Broadcasting Hall of Fame on Thursday, Sept. 19, in the studios of WNED-TV. He began at WGRZ-TV as its general sales manager in 2001.
Rotary Club of GI to host town supervisor Candidates Night
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:05 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island will present its first Town of Grand Island Supervisor Candidates Night on Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 7-9 p.m. in the Grand Viking Theater of Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road. The event is free and residents are encouraged to attend to learn about the three candidates for the town's highest elected office. The date gives voters plenty of time to decide before the state's first early election period that begins on Oct. 26. Election Day is Nov. 5.
Grand Island High School: Business leaders hear of new academy program
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island High School introduced a new academic offering during a kick-off breakfast business mixer Sept. 19 at the Western New York Welcome Center.
GI Rotary to take part in upcoming Taste of Grand Island
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island will be participating at this year's Taste of Grand Island on Sept. 28 and once again it will be preparing and selling Empanada's from its booth as it raises funds for its annual high school student scholarship awards in the spring and its commitment to help maintain the Miracle League field and handicapped playground.
Grand Island Town Board: Southpointe development on hold
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray announced Thursday that the proposed Southpointe development project is "dead" and that the developers have informed him it will not move forward.
Lewiston, as a work of art: Artist group sets sights on Lewiston Event Center
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch's artist group met Wednesday morning and discussed adding a mural and perhaps 3-D art to the Lewiston Event Center's exterior. She said she broached the idea to owners Emery Simon and Harold Hibbard, and they were receptive. Hibbard was in attendance at the meeting.
Lewiston Police Department debuts mobile app
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
In a continuing effort to keep pace with today's technology advancements, the Lewiston Police Department announced release of a new mobile app.
Mug & Musket closing Sunday
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
As Youngstown merchants held their "Third Thursday on Main" evening specials this week, one business surprised many of its patrons with an unexpected announcement. The Mug & Musket, a five-year fixture on the village pub/entertainment scene, revealed plans to shut down - at least temporarily.
Lewiston: Committee formed to determine Academy Park's future
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
The future of Academy Park - and, by association, the Niagara County Peach Festival - will be decided by a group of people Mayor Anne Welch assembled together this week.
Lady Falcons win match and tie season with Grand Island's varsity tennis team
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:50 pm
In a take-two of a match earlier this month, Grand Island and Niagara-Wheatfield vied to be the best tennis team in the league. The result was the two teams are now tied at No. 1 after a 4-1 sweep by the Lady Falcons against the Vikings.
Friday the 13th doesn't haunt Lady Falcons
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:50 pm
Friday, Sept. 13, proved to be unlucky for the junior varsity volleyball team of Grand Island, the Vikings. Niagara-Wheatfield ascended to a 3-0 match against the Vikings, each set being close, but a win nonetheless for the Lady Falcons.
Montreal-based IMPACT releases 'Hope Song' with Integrity Music
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:25 pm
Integrity Music announced the latest single from IMPACT, titled "Hope Song," is available now on all digital platforms. Click here to stream or download "Hope Song."
William McDowell releases 'The Cry'
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:25 pm
Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning worship leader, pastor and author William McDowell has released his new live album, "The Cry" (Integrity Music). The album was recorded at Redemption to the Nations Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and features special guest artists Nathaniel Bassey, Travis Greene, Yolanda Adams, David & Nicole Binion, Tasha Cobbs Leonard and Trinity Anderson (worship leader of McDowell's Deeper Fellowship church).
The Script release new single 'The Last Time'
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:25 pm
After five albums, 10.8 million album sales, 5.9 billion streams and 1.75 million ticket sales, The Script are going back to the script. The Irish alt-pop trio is digging back into the traits that first fired members to prominence with the early hit singles "We Cry", "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" and "Breakeven."
Citizen Way find 'Love Is A Lion'
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:25 pm
Fairtrade Services' trio Citizen Way has announced the release of its third studio recording, "Love Is A Lion," available everywhere on Oct. 18.
Jamie Kimmett releases 'Prize Worth Fighting For' EP
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:25 pm
Provident Label Group/Sony Music announced the debut project from Scottish singer and songwriter Jamie Kimmett. Available now, the six-song EP, titled "Prize Worth Fighting For," officially released last Friday and can be found at all retailers.
Sidewalk Prophets gives fans reason to smile
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:25 pm
Fresh off an RIAA Gold certification of "The Words I Would Say," Dove Award-winning band Sidewalk Prophets returns with a new song, "Smile," which is available at all streaming services and digital retailers today.
'The Goldbergs' exec. producer recalls memories of family vacations in anticipation of season premiere
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:25 pm
In anticipation of next week's season premiere of "The Goldbergs" (8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, on ABC), Executive Producer Adam F. Goldberg is sharing some of his fondest memories of family vacations. The premiere features the Goldbergs on a cross-country vacation, a la the Griswolds in the 1980s hit movie "Vacation."
Dim the lights: Ryan Seacrest returns as host of iconic singing competition series 'American Idol'
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:25 pm
Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will keep tradition alive by returning as host of the iconic music competition series "American Idol," a role he's held since the inception of the franchise in 2002. He reunites with previously announced music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie, as well as in-house mentor, Bobby Bones. The ABC series premieres in midseason.
Niagara County receives federal grant to support emergency services
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 05:35 pm
At Thursday's legislative meeting, the Niagara County Legislature accepted a $2.1 million grant that was approved by the Department of Homeland Security to support the county's effort to enhance radio communication within the fire service.
Higgins announces committee approval of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Act of 2019 (HR4031), legislation increasing GLRI funding over the next five years, from $375 million in 2022 to $475 million by 2026.
Higgins: $648,628 federal research grant for VA study
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development awarded VA Western New York Healthcare System and researcher Dr. Bruce Troen with a grant totaling $648,628 over four years for a study titled, "High intensity interval training and nicotinamide riboside treatment to enhance functional capacity and reduce frailty during aging."
National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act moves forward
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives approved the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Commemorative Coin Act (HR 1830). Higgins is an original cosponsor of the bipartisan bill that was introduced by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18).
NCCC celebrates new Athletic Wall of Fame
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
Athletes, both present and alumni, coaches, and administration all gathered together Saturday at Niagara County Community College's unveiling of its Athletic Wall of Fame.
Hands Healing Heroes salutes veterans
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
The sixth annual Veterans Appreciation Day presented by Hands Healing Heroes is coming back, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.