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Live musical production of musical 'Rent' to air on FOX
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:00 pm
The live musical production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-, Grammy Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Rent" will air Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019 (7-10 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Poloncarz, Jancewicz review falling DWI numbers
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 12:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Commissioner of Central Police Services James Jancewicz, Director of the Erie County STOP-DWI Office John Sullivan, and Chief of the Orchard Park Police Department Mark Pacholec to review driving while intoxicated incidents during the summer months across Erie County. Data from the STOP-DWI office indicates DWI arrests for the period of July 3 through Sept. 17 are down from last year.
State Parks announces Grand Island waterfowl blind drawings
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 11:55 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced lottery drawings for waterfowl hunting season have been scheduled at Beaver Island State Park, West River Parkway, Strawberry Island and Motor Island.
Memorial selects three students for junior volunteer scholarships
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 11:55 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has awarded 2017 junior volunteer scholarships to Perya Bhagchandani, Gianna Teixeira and Tahir Cook. The scholarships are funded by the Medical Center Foundation and auxiliary.
UB School of Social Work part of statewide collaboration to build sustainable village in Haiti
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 11:50 am
Faculty members from the University at Buffalo's School of Social Work (UB SSW) will join colleagues from 10 SUNY campuses in various disciplines, and five not-for-profit organizations to work on an innovative project to create a sustainable village and learning community in the town of Arcahaie, Haiti.
Buffalo Bills, Republic Services to host electronic recycling drive
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 11:50 am
The Buffalo Bills have teamed up with Republic Services to host the fifth annual electronic recycling drive at New Era Field. It will take place from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Sept. 30, in the Bills ADPRO Sports Fieldhouse lot.
'Invest in a Vest': Safety equipment arrives for Lewiston police officers
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 06:40 pm
The Lewiston Police Department announced Monday it is in receipt of 24 new tactical ballistic vests. Each vest contains a metal plate, weighs close to 30 pounds, and is rated level IV, which is the highest level of protective gear.
Community Missions, NFMMC announce annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 04:05 pm
Community Missions Inc. and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, a pair of prominent mental health service providers, will join together to host the seventh annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3.
FASNY awarded $1.5 million federal SAFER grant to recruit & retain volunteer firefighters
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 02:00 pm
The Firemen's Association of the State of New York announced it has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant to recruit new volunteer firefighters. The four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funding will be used to create statewide outreach campaigns, awareness programs and recruitment and retention activities.
Erie County Fair: Lang to retire as CEO & manager
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 01:35 pm
After 18 years of service to the Erie County Agricultural Society, Dennis "Denny" Lang has announced he is stepping down from his position as CEO and fair manager effective Sept. 29. Lang will continue to act as a member of the society's board of directors.
Wheatfield girls tennis unstoppable to start season
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 12:40 pm
At the end of the 2016 tennis season, the Niagara-Wheatfield girls tennis team found themselves in second place, finishing 12-2 and one match behind Niagara Frontier League champion, Lockport. This season, the Falcons have used that finish as fuel to their fire. The Falcons have been nothing short of dominant in their first eight matches of the year, as they are 8-0 and 40-0 in sets.
Buffalo Philharmonic celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with church performances, Mambo Kings concert
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 12:30 pm
It's Hispanic Heritage Month and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating.
Memorial announces 2018 Premier co-chairs
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:55 am
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation has named Dr. Gerald and Dr. Leanne Gorman and Murray and Marcia Hewitt co-chairs for The 2018 Premier, the medical center's annual black tie gala.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducts diabetes education classes in October
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:55 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host its diabetes education program, titled "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes" 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 16, 17 and 20.
DEC encourages public to promote Arbor Day with artwork
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:55 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting submissions for artwork to help celebrate Arbor Day 2018. The Arbor Day planning committee is accepting original art and photography submissions to be selected as the 2018 New York State Arbor Day Poster.
Kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a party
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
The Breast Cancer Network of WNY has announced a series of events that are open to the public and running throughout the month of October to commemorate breast cancer awareness month. BCN will kick off breast cancer awareness month with a party, sponsored by Peak Performance Chiropractic and WNY Imaging.
Special steamtrain excursion to honor veterans
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
During World War II, America's railroads helped to defeat the Axis by moving millions of tons of raw materials, wartime goods and massive numbers of troops. As America's second-largest railroad hub and a key producer of aircraft, vehicles and other critical wartime supplies, Buffalo's homefront efforts and successes were tied to trains. More important than supplies, railroads transported parents, grandparents and relatives far away from home to boot camp, training bases and eventually off to war.
Medical Center auxiliary to hold coat sale
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a sale of gently worn men's and women's coats, jackets, suits and sweaters along with handbags and jewelry from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29.
Erie County Central Police Services, partners to host crisis intervention team training course
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:50 am
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services, in partnership with Erie County Crisis Services and the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department, will host a one-day crisis intervention-training course designed for 911 call takers and dispatchers.
Niagara University professor awarded by Order of Malta for Work with homeless in Toronto
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:45 am
Dr. Christian Elia, an assistant professor of education at Niagara University's campus in Ontario, was recently presented with the Order of Malta's Bronze Medal, Order pro Merito Melitensib, in recognition of having conferred "honour and prestige on the Sovereign Military Order of Malta" through the Hunger Patrol program.
HS Football: Wheatfield stuns Bennett
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's defense has had a tough start to the season, giving up over 40 points per game. On Saturday, the script was flipped. The Falcons defeated the reigning Section VI Class A champion Bennett Tigers, 28-20, on a unusually hot September day at Terry Harvey Field.
Hard Rock serves up 'Poppy Burger' inspired by release of 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:35 pm
This fall, guests can combat hunger at Hard Rock Café by sinking their teeth into a blockbuster-inspired burger offered in partnership with MARV Films & Twentieth Century Fox. In celebration of the new release, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," Hard Rock is offering the new "Poppy Burger" at select locations around the world (through Friday, Oct. 6. The "Poppy Burger" is a "dangerously delicious" take on the man-made burger prepared by the motion picture's villain, Poppy, played by Julianne Moore.
Lewiston: Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event returns to Artpark
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:35 pm
More than 800 people of all ages, backgrounds and areas are expected to take part in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in Lewiston on Saturday, Oct. 14. They will be drawn together by one common bond: In some way, they have all been touched by the heartbreak of Alzheimer's disease.
President of Sri Lanka makes stop in Niagara Falls
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:30 pm
On Friday, of Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena visited Niagara Falls. Earlier this week, Sirisena was in New York City attending the general assembly of the United Nations. Before returning home, he made a stop in Niagara Falls to take in the natural wonder.
Lecrae's new album, 'All Things Work together,' available now
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:30 pm
On Friday, Grammy-Award winning rap artist Lecrae released his eighth studio album, "All Things Work Together," via Columbia Records. The 14-track album featuring the top 10 urban radio hit "Blessings" feat. Ty Dolla $ign, and the track "I'll Find You" feat. Tori Kelly, is available at http://smarturl.it/ATWTAlbum.
FOX orders 'Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:30 pm
FOX has picked up the all-new unscripted series "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back." Produced by Studio Ramsay, the new eight-episode series will feature Ramsay going through hell in order to bring failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster - all within 24 hours.
ESD announces start of New York's 2017 fall foliage season
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:30 pm
Empire State Development has announced the start of the 2017 fall foliage season in New York, coinciding the start of autumn and the "I Love New York" weekly fall foliage reports. Additionally, the popular #NYLovesFall social media campaign returns this year to further promote and encourage visitation to New York's picturesque autumn locations and attractions.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Party in the Plaza' set for Oct. 5
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced plans for a "Party in the Plaza" presented by KeyBank, which will take place prior to the team's home opener against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, Oct. 5. The event will be held in Alumni Plaza from 5-7 p.m.
Branan Murphy releases new single 'Enough'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:25 pm
Sony/Provident's Essential Records pop artist Branan Murphy dropped a new digital single Friday, titled "Enough." Click HERE to check out this new song, as well as to see the newly released lyric video.
'Open Government, Your Right to Know!'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:25 pm
"Open Government, Your Right to Know!'" will be offered from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Buffalo History Museum, One Museum Court (on Nottingham Terrace, just east of Elmwood Avenue at Route 198).
RED delivers sixth studio album, 'Gone'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:25 pm
Grammy-nominated rock band RED is set to release its sixth studio album, titled "Gone," on Oct. 27. The album's digital pre-order is available now with instant downloads of two songs: the debut radio single "Still Alive," and "Losing Control."
Niagara University featured in 'Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges'
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:20 pm
Less than one week after unveiling new electric car charging stations on its campus, Niagara University was named one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S. and Canada by The Princeton Review. The education services company features NU in the 2017 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges, which was published Sept. 19.
Owner's dream comes true at Chantilly Rose
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
In her high school years, Michele McCarthy had a dream to open a store on Center Street in Lewiston.
Community invited to participate in 'Breast Fest' fundraiser
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Shawn's Gate Art Studio in Lewiston is hosting a fundraising event to raise breast cancer awareness, titled "Breast Fest," and the Buffalo-Niagara community is invited to participate.
Historical Association of Lewiston welcomes new curator
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
At a recent meeting, the board of directors of the Historical Association of Lewiston welcomed Francis Carey as the new curator of HAL and its museum. Carey replaces Pam Hauth, who recently retired from the position after serving for many years.
Grand Island artist to have 1-man show in October
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village Museum will, during the month of October, display 42 works of art created by Grand Island artist Angelo F. LaDuca. The title of the show is "Angelo LaDuca Celebrates Being 80 With An Art Show."
Funding sought to turn 140-acre Grand Island forest into nature preserve
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy and residents of Grand Island hope to create a new 140-acre forested nature preserve in the heart of the Niagara River.
Grand Island residents vent about paving project
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Residents of Fareway Lane and Carter Creek Drive attended Monday's Grand Island Town Board meeting to complain about the poor quality of road resurfacing on their streets this month.
Village of Lewiston making progress on LWRP
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 10:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston is one step closer to an updated local waterfront revitalization program after the Board of Trustees voted Monday to issue a negative declaration on the State Environmental Quality Review related to the LWRP. The board's stated goal is to include more of the village in the program, so as to have the municipality qualify for New York State Department of State grants.
 

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