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Family Promise of WNY to host 'Cocktails for a Cause - To End Family Homelessness'
Fri, May 25th 2018 03:35 pm
Family Promise of WNY, a community organization providing temporary shelter and support to families experiencing homelessness within Western New York, will host "Cocktails for a Cause - To End Family Homelessness" on Saturday, June 2. The event will run from 3-6 p.m. at Buffalo Distilling Co., 860 Seneca St., Buffalo (in Larkinville).
One Buffalo Pet Adoption event comes to KeyBank center
Fri, May 25th 2018 03:30 pm
A One Buffalo Pet Adoption event will come to KeyBank Center on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Many of Western New York's animal shelters and rescue groups will gather under one roof to spotlight homeless pets that are currently available for adoption, and give members of the community an opportunity to meet a wide variety of pets in one location.
Memorial Day soapbox derby in Niagara Falls
Fri, May 25th 2018 03:30 pm
The Niagara Falls City School District, the City of Niagara Falls and Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 are bringing back an old tradition with new flare. Join them for a soapbox derby at 10 a.m. Monday, May 28, Pine Avenue.
Obituary: Christopher Richel
Fri, May 25th 2018 03:00 pm
Christopher Richel, beloved son, brother, uncle and friend, passed away comfortably under Hospice care in Arizona surrounded by his loving family on April 30, 2018.
Village of Lewiston: Coppins announces candidacy for trustee position
Fri, May 25th 2018 02:50 pm
Tina Coppins, a longtime River Region resident, has announced her candidacy for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees. The election will be held Tuesday, June 19.
Hospice Gran Fondo draws hundreds of cyclists
Fri, May 25th 2018 02:45 pm
The fifth annual Hospice Gran Fondo brought more than 750 riders to Niagara County on May 19 for the popular cycling event that benefits Niagara Hospice.
Belter brothers making name for themselves at Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, May 25th 2018 01:30 pm
Brothers - they fight together, cry together, live together and have each other's backs. For Zack, Tyler and Evan Belter, they do all of that and keep each other on the correct path while playing hockey and lacrosse for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons.
HS Baseball: Niagara-Wheatfield offense halted in semifinals
Fri, May 25th 2018 01:20 am
Baseball is a weird game where one day you can manage 10 runs as a team and the next day you get shutout. For the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, they came into their Section VI Class AA semifinal battle versus No. 7 Williamsville North red-hot, winning their last nine games. Unfortunately, good things come to an end and the No. 3 Falcons were defeated by the Spartans, 3-2.
Niagara-Wheatfield softball rallies into sectional finals
Fri, May 25th 2018 12:30 am
It's been about seven years since Niagara-Wheatfield softball coach Jim Proefrock could say his team was heading to the big game. Proefrock breathed a sigh of relief Thursday night, as the Falcons defeated the Williamsville North Spartans, 8-4, in the Section VI Class AA semifinals.
Scully wins Empire State Excellence in Teaching award
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's Elizabeth Scully was the proud recipient of the Empire State Excellence in Teaching award. Scully is a reading specialist whose job constantly changes to meet the needs of her students and the overall desires of West Street Elementary School.
Architectural and Engineering Academy students present ideas for Play Everywhere Challenge
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
Students in North Tonawanda High School's Architectural and Engineering Academy recently had an opportunity to present their designs and ideas for play spaces to a panel made up of North Tonawanda city officials and the Lumber City Development Group. 
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Kiddieland opening
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
This weekend, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum's Kiddieland Testing Park will open for the season from noon to 4 p.m., starting Saturday and finishing Monday. Spring hours will be in effect until June 13 - noon - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Following June 13, summer hours will be in effect - 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; and noon - 4 p.m., Sundays.
Pappas Announces 'Service at Sea' ceremony and Twin Cities Memorial Day Parade
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, along with members of the United Veterans Council of the Tonawandas, invites the public in an annual Memorial Day of events.
USDA surveying Niagara County for European cherry fruit fly
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is now surveying for the European cherry fruit fly in Niagara County.
Wheatfield grad Vendetti serving on one of first U.S. Navy stealth ships
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
A class of 1998 Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduate and Niagara Falls, New York, native is serving as part of the Pre-Commissioning Unit for the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116). Chief Petty Officer David Vendetti is a fire controlman assigned to DDG 116 in Bath, Maine. As a fire controlman, Vendetti is responsible for training and the professional development of junior sailors.
Town of Niagara Lions, Lioness clubs holding Memorial Day ceremony
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On Monday, May 28, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness Clubs will host their annual Memorial Day ceremony at the newly constructed memorial in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road, Town of Niagara.
Wheatfield Town Board hears estimated 2019 budget
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its last regular board meeting for the month of May, but before the meeting took place, the board heard from Budget Director Edward Mongold on the 2019 estimated budget.
North Tonawanda cuts ribbon to band shell
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On Saturday afternoon, the City of North Tonawanda avoided the rain and cut the ribbon to its new band shell at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road.
Niagara Falls Air Base holds accident response simulation
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On a rainy Saturday morning, the Niagara Falls Air Base hosted a mass accident response exercise to prepare for any possible crash in the future. With the Thunder of Niagara Air Show set to take place on June 9 and 10, the setting of the simulation was for preparation in the event of an air show crash.
Aquarium of Niagara begins summer season
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:20 am
The Aquarium of Niagara is extending its hours for the 2018 summer season as of Saturday.
KeyBank employees volunteer at local organizations on 28th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:20 am
On Wednesday, KeyBank hosted its 28th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day. More than 700 KeyBank employees in Buffalo and Western New York spent the day volunteering with more than two-dozen community organizations and service projects, including the William-Emslie YMCA in Buffalo, The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Chautauqua County in Dunkirk and Community Missions in Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra names new assistant conductor
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:10 am
After an extensive search process and intensive auditions, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has chosen a new assistant conductor: Todd Craven.
Niagara County: Tamburlin tapped to head state legislative clerks' association
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:10 am
Niagara County is set to gain some influence at the New York State Association of Counties, the powerful advocacy organization that represents the interests of New York state's 62 counties before the state and federal governments, after a local official was placed in charge of a key member organization.
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights in 2018 Stanley Cup Final
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:05 am
The expansion Vegas Golden Knights will face the Washington Capitals in the 2018 Stanley Cup Final. Game 1 begins Monday, May 28, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Pre-game coverage begins at 6 p.m. on NBCSN with a two-hour edition of "NHL Live." NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will live stream all Stanley Cup Final games.
Goo Goo Dolls announce new live album 'The Audience is This Way'
Thu, May 24th 2018 10:05 am
Multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls on Thursday announced "The Audience is This Way," a 10-track live album recorded on the band's recent tours. "The Audience is This Way" is due for release on July 21 via Warner Bros. Records and will be physically available as an exclusive limited edition black vinyl at indie-retail stores nationally as part of Record Store Day Crawl. There are only 3,000 copies made of this pressing. The album will also be available for digital download and streaming on Aug. 24.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission donates to Lewiston Garden Club
Wed, May 23rd 2018 12:20 pm
Lewiston Garden Club Treasurer Barbara Carter accepted a corporate sponsor donation from the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission for Lewiston GardenFest 2018, which is scheduled for June 16 & 17. GardenFest representatives thanked the Bridge Commission for its ongoing support of the Lewiston Garden Club and beautification efforts.
Mobile app called 'Good Neighbor' wins top prize in Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown's Civic Innovation Challenge
Wed, May 23rd 2018 12:15 pm
Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown has awarded the top prize in his inaugural Civic Innovation Challenge - Powered by AT&T to the creators of Good Neighbor, a mobile phone-based app that gives residents easy access to key data on services provided by the City of Buffalo, Erie County and New York state, as well as local nonprofit organizations.
Brynn Cartelli named champion of 'The Voice'
Wed, May 23rd 2018 11:15 am
Brynn Cartelli, a 15-year-old music and high school student from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, was crowned champion of "The Voice" on Tuesday. The soulful pop artist is the youngest winner ever in the history of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series.
Niagara Falls rally comes up short versus Orchard Park
Tue, May 22nd 2018 09:35 pm
The Niagara Falls Wolverines baseball team rallied three times to tie up their quarterfinal playoff game versus Orchard Park, but in the end, it wasn't enough to get past the Quakers. The Wolverines were defeated by the Quakers, 5-4, in nine innings in the Section VI Class AA quarterfinals.
NBC wins September to May season in 18-49 for 4th time in 5 years, generating top winning margin for any net in people-meter history
Tue, May 22nd 2018 04:30 pm
NBC has clinched first place for the traditional September to May season in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49, marking the network's fourth win in five years.
DEC advises motorists to be alert for turtles crossing roadways
Tue, May 22nd 2018 10:40 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday reminded the public that the state's native turtles are on the move in May and June, seeking sandy areas or loose soil to lay their eggs. Drivers that see a turtle on the road should use caution - not swerve suddenly or leave their lane of travel - and take care to avoid hitting turtles while driving.
ABC crowns champions: Maddie Poppe wins 'American Idol,' Adam Rippon & Jenna Johnson take 'DWTS: Athletes' Mirrorball Trophy
Tue, May 22nd 2018 09:45 am
Monday night on The ABC Television Network, "Dancing with Stars: Athletes" took to the ballroom stage for one last go-around. Olympic skater Adam Rippon and his partner, Jenna Johnson, had the highest combined scores (audience vote, judges) to take the Mirrorball Trophy.
Niagara-Wheatfield softball survives sectional test from Frontier
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
When it comes to the postseason in high school sports, the motto everyone lives by is survive and advance. On Monday evening, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team did exactly that. The No. 3 seeded Falcons defeated the No. 6 seeded Frontier Falcons, 2-1, in the quarterfinals of the Class AA Section VI playoffs.
Delisanti to represent Falcons at NYS golf tournament
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
On Monday morning at River Oaks Golf Club in Grand Island, the best high school golfers from Section VI arrived to punch their ticket to the New York state high school golf tournament at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell from June 2-4.
Compeer of Greater Buffalo, Mental Health Association of Erie County host Buffalo Superhero 5K Race & Wellness Walk
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Buffalo Superhero 5K Race and Wellness Walk, the largest race in Western New York dedicated to mental health awareness, will return once again at St. George's Church in Delaware Park on Friday, June 1, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Compeer of Greater Buffalo and the Mental Health Association of Erie County (MHA).
Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics New York
Tue, May 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a time-honored tradition of 30-plus years, led and orchestrated by the "Guardians of the Flame," which includes over 6,000 law enforcement personnel from 470 agencies throughout New York state. Their ultimate goal is to raise funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New York.
'The Voice': Season 15 coach Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Adams, Kane Brown & Julia Michaels will perform with top 4 finalists on Tuesday finale
Mon, May 21st 2018 02:40 pm
Superstar recording artists Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Adams, Kane Brown and Julia Michaels have been added as special performers on the star-studded season finale of NBC's four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series "The Voice," airing Tuesday, May 22 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).
Ready to rent a boat this summer? 5 tips from New York Sea Grant, Boating Industries Association of UNY
Mon, May 21st 2018 02:35 pm
New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York offer safety tips and suggest the right questions to ask before renting a boat. You can begin your search for rental opportunities through the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York: http://cnybia.com, Chambers of Commerce, and local tourism agencies.
Legendary Journey frontman Steve Perry drops by 'American Idol,' Buffalo announced as audition site for season 2
Mon, May 21st 2018 10:30 am
On the penultimate episode of "American Idol" on ABC Sunday night, a big surprise was waiting for frontrunner Gabby Barrett. Following her performance of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin,' " the song's original vocalist, Steve Perry, showed up in the seating area with Gabby's family and friends.
Lewiston on display at second annual 'Taste'
Mon, May 21st 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up again to produce the annual "A Taste of Lewiston." After a hiatus, the event returned last year bigger and grander than in past years.