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'Music Mania Mondays' sponsors honored
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 03:55 pm
The Town of Niagara's "Music Mania Mondays" concert series held a sponsor appreciation night this week. Sponsors of "Music Mania Mondays," including Niagara Frontier Publications Publisher and CEO Skip Mazenauer, received gifts of appreciation from Town Board members. Also recognized were coaches from the town's recreation department for their commitment to youth in the town.
DEC: Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards due to Aug. 15 combined sewer overflow
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 01:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Friday the Niagara Falls Water Board violated water quality standards as a result of an Aug. 15 combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharge that caused a substantial visible contrast to the natural conditions in the Niagara River. The state issued a notice of violation (NOV) to the water board earlier in the day.
Niagara Catholic announces open houses
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold open houses for prospective students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at 520 66th St.
Center Street to be partially closed off for Jazz Festival
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 05:55 pm
Street closing dates and times for The Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY:
Star Wars fans invited to 'Find the Force' as unprecedented augmented reality event sweeps globe for 'Force Friday II'
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 05:55 pm
Following the global phenomenon of "Force Friday" in 2015, Disney and Lucasfilm today announced "Find the Force," a global augmented reality (AR) event rolling out on "Force Friday II" (Sept. 1) to commemorate the worldwide launch of new products inspired by "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."
Obituary: James Campbell
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 03:50 pm
James R. Campbell died on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017 at the age of 62.
TCM to remember legendary comedic actor Jerry Lewis on Labor Day
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed comedian, actor and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity made him a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, with a five-film tribute. The event will take place on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4, in honor of the nearly 50 years Lewis spent hosting The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, encouraging viewers to donate to the charity.
Higgins presents Women's Army Corps Service Medal, other recognitions to 100-year-old veteran Patricia Knibbs
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Thursday by City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, local representatives and members of the U.S. Army Buffalo Recruiting Station for a special presentation to 100-year-old World War II veteran and Niagara Falls resident Patricia Knibbs.
UB pharmacy school partners with University of Rochester on graduate program
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:40 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the University of Rochester have developed a new agreement to streamline admission between the Rochester post-baccalaureate pre-health program (PBPH) and UB Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
Brisk Powerball ticket sales in New York leads to 3 $1,000,000 2nd-prize tickets
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:20 pm
Powerball fever was in full force throughout New York for Wednesday's $758.7 million jackpot, with $23.7 million in New York sales for the single day. While the jackpot winning ticket wasn't sold in New York, dozens of New Yorkers are now significantly richer.
Steinjan family donates classic car show proceeds to Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:20 pm
The family of the late Robert O. Steinjan Sr. recently visited The Heart Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to present a donation of $8,100 in support of the hospital's new inpatient cardiac and stroke care unit. The gift represents proceeds from the second annual Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show, held this summer at Hoover's Dairy Store in Sanborn.
Award-winning early childhood music classes coming to Niagara County
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 10:00 am
"Kids' MusicRound" is an award-winning music and movement experience for infants and young children of all abilities. Classes will meet once a week for 10 weeks at a cost of $149 for the first registered child, $89 for second sibling, and no cost for third sibling or infant with registered sibling. Families can choose classes on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.
Red Rocks Worship releases 'HERE' Sept. 22 with Sony Music & Essential Worship
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 09:50 am
Red Rocks Worship will release their label debut full-length album, "HERE," on Sept. 22 in partnership with Sony Music/Essential Worship. The 11-song live project, produced by Jeremy Edwardson, was recorded this past May at Denver's iconic Paramount Theatre in front of a sold-out crowd.
BNFF seeks volunteers
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 09:50 am
The Buffalo Niagara Film Festival, now in its 12th season, is seeking volunteers and interns for events to be held Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Sunday, Oct. 1.
All-new celebrity cast of ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' will be revealed live, Wednesday, Sept. 6, on 'Good Morning America'
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 09:45 am
The new cast of the 25th season of "Dancing with the Stars" will be revealed live, Wednesday, Sept. 6, exclusively on "Good Morning America" (7-9 a.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Green Day's 'Nimrod' set to receive 20th anniversary limited edition vinyl reissue
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 09:45 am
Green Day's seminal 1997 album, "Nimrod," will receive a 20th anniversary limited edition vinyl reissue on Oct. 13 on Reprise Records.
PHOTOS: Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 09:40 pm
If you like prog-rock, then you had a good time Tuesday at Artpark.
Precious Plate & Precision Process company family picnic raises $4,000 for WNY Heroes
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 07:10 pm
This summer has been unpredictable in terms of weather. However, on Aug. 13, the weather could not have been any more perfect. It was a fun-filled, successful day, too, as the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Crime in the crosshairs: Wojtaszek, police chiefs sign joint MOU at Crime Analysis Center
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 07:00 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Caroline A. Wojtaszek and a pantheon of local crime fighters were on-hand Wednesday morning to formalize an agreement to partner their agencies with the county's efforts to identify - and successfully prosecute - criminals.
United Way of Greater Niagara announces 2017 campaign goal
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:55 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara President and CEO Connie Brown announced the organization's annual goal on Wednesday. The United Way of Greater Niagara hopes to raise $1,150,000 this year, which represents a 5 percent increase of what UWGN raised last year.
Greg's Pools & Lewiston Redemption host customer appreciation day
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:55 pm
Greg Robertson of Greg's Pools and Bill Schiavitti of Lewiston Redemption are teaming up to present customer appreciation day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2. Free Sahlen's hot dogs and water will be served.
Aug. 31 is deadline to report high water impact for survey
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:55 pm
Aug. 31 is the deadline for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River property owners to complete the electronic surveys on high water impact by Cornell University and New York Sea Grant. The lake and river survey forms are online at www.nyseagrant.org/waterlevel2017.
Xfinity is presenting sponsor of 'Dream Team Week' on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:55 pm
Xfinity, the residential cable service brand of Comcast, will be the presenting sponsor of "Dream Team Week" on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, both parties announced Wednesday. The agreement, which begins on Aug. 28, includes Xfinity branding within billboards, bumpers, opens and closes, as well as presenting sponsorship status during Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA's eight nights of "Dream Team" broadcasts, live streams, and social media content.
Maria Menounos, former Miss America Nina Davuluri added to celebrity judges panel for final night of 2018 Miss America Competition
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:50 pm
The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC on Wednesday announced TV and SiriusXM host, CEO of Afterbuzz TV and bestselling author Maria Menounos, and former Miss America Nina Davuluri as competition judges.
AAA op-ed: School's open, drive carefully
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:50 pm
Disturbingly, a pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States, on average, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Countdown to Peach Festival begins
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 05:55 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a press conference on Wednesday to officially kickoff preparations for the 60th Niagara County Peach Festival. The popular end-of-summer event will be held Sept. 7-10 at Academy Park on Center Street.
AAA Western and Central New York in favor of cashless tolling
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:30 pm
AAA of Western and Central New York released this statement regarding Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement the New York State Thruway Authority is moving forward with the implementation of cashless tolling at the Grand Island bridges.
Holly Starr is 'Human' with Sept. 15 set
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:25 pm
Acclaimed singer/songwriter Holly Starr returns Sept. 15 with the highly anticipated "Human" (Artist Garden Entertainment), her first recording in two years. Throughout the seven-song set, Starr "explores God's faithfulness amidst the complexities of earthly relationships."
New kayak launch complete at Erie County's Ellicott Creek Park
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced the completion of a new kayak launch at Ellicott Creek Park. Located at the corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and South Ellicott Creek Road across Ellicott Creek from the main entrance to the park, the launch is in an area that has long been a hotspot for kayak and canoe enthusiasts.
Nationwide casting call underway for role of Ralphie Parker in FOX's live musical production of 'A Christmas Story'
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:20 pm
A nationwide digital casting call is underway for "Ralphie Parker," the lead character in FOX's live musical production of "A Christmas Story," airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.
Erie County Poverty Summit brings partners together for communitywide discussion, action
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:15 pm
The 2017 Erie County Poverty Summit will take place this Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. It will feature a day of presentations and panel discussions focusing on poverty and its effects on a wide range of Erie County residents, as well as ways to promote change across the community.
William Patrick Corgan announces 'Ogilala'
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 05:15 pm
Grammy Award-winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman William Patrick Corgan announced his second solo album, "Ogilala," will be released Oct. 13 via BMG. The album, produced by Rick Rubin and recorded at Shangri La studios in Malibu, presents Corgan's distinctive vocals and melodies across a sparse, but rich palette of acoustic guitar, piano, and strings.
More details: Cuomo announces open road, cashless tolling to begin on Grand Island crossings in March 2018; new welcome center to debut
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 01:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced high-speed, open-road, cashless tolling will begin at the Grand Island toll barriers in March of 2018. The transition to cashless tolling will not affect the Grand Island resident discount program and is designed to reduce congestion, improve safety and reduce air pollution.
Cuomo announces administration appointments
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday announced Matthew Driscoll will be nominated executive director of the Thruway Authority, and Cathy Calhoun will serve as acting commissioner of the Department of Transportation. Cuomo thanked Bill Finch for his service as executive director of the Thruway Authority.
Cuomo: Cashless tolling to begin at Grand Island bridges
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 11:00 am
At a press conference Tuesday morning on Grand Island, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced cashless tolling on the bridges.
'Healthy Neighborhoods' program is now in Lockport
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 10:30 am
The Niagara County Department of Health "Healthy Neighborhoods" program, a free indoor environmental health and safety program, is now available in Lockport.
Buffalo now has a wireless network just for 'the internet of things'
Tue, Aug 22nd 2017 10:30 am
Buffalo has joined a small yet growing list of cities nationwide to have a wireless network tailored for the so-called internet of things - the tech industry's buzzword for connecting everyday physical objects to the internet.
Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Clubs offers extended-day programs, 5K run
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 03:15 pm
Registration is open for the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club-sponsored extended-day (before- and afterschool programs) for grades K through 6 for the 2017-18 school year. Extended-day programming is offered at the following elementary schools: 79th Street, GJ Mann, Niagara Street, Kalfas, Maple Avenue, Hyde Park and Cataract.
River Road Primary Care Center to get new office - and a new name
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 02:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Monday it will move its River Road Primary Care Center to new offices at 1089 Kinkead Ave., Suite 111, North Tonawanda. The practice will be renamed the North Tonawanda Primary Care Center.
Meet your 2017 Peach Queen contestants
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 01:55 pm
The next Peach Queen will be crowned on Sunday, Sept. 10, on the final night of the 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival.
 

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