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Erie County Clerk Kearns secures funding for technology improvements
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:30 pm
On Thursday, the Erie County Legislature approved Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns' request for funding to make significant upgrades to technology at the clerk's office. The resolution passed the legislature 10-1, and approved the spending of $134,519 for technology and seating upgrades.
NCSO announces new mobile app
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:30 pm
Sheriff James R. Voutour recently announced the release of the Niagara County Sheriffs Office mobile app.
Hanson 'String Theory' tour comes to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in 2019
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic will perform with Grammy-nominated multi-Platinum pop-rock trio Hanson in a special concert at Kleinhans on June 7, 2019.
Buffalo Beauts, NWHL announce 2018-19 regular season schedule
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:20 pm
The Buffalo Beauts and the NWHL on Thursday announced the team's schedule for the 2018-19 regular season. The team will play seven of its home games at Harborcenter and one home game at KeyBank Center.
DiMino Tops sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:15 pm
Anthony DiMino of DiMino Lewiston Tops, a longtime supporter of the Lewiston Council on the Arts, recently made a generous contribution toward the Lewiston Art Festival, which the LCA presents.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 2019 community arts, arts education, individual artist grants available for Erie & Niagara counties
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:15 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants in Erie and Niagara counties, with an online application process and expanded arts education eligibility to include after-school programs as long as they provide three sequential hands-on learning sessions for participants.
Pat Barrett's debut solo LP available now
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:15 pm
Bowyer & Bow/Capitol Christian Music Group newcomer Pat Barrett's full-length, self-titled debut is available now.
'Bandwagon Tour' featuring Little Big Town & Miranda Lambert rolls on
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:15 pm
The tour rolls into town on Thursday, Aug. 16, when Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert perform at the Darien Lake Amphitheater. The show will also feature Turnpike Troubadours and Tenille Townes.
Wheatfield Family Picnic back for 2018
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:00 pm
Chairman of the Wheatfield Family Picnic Committeee Mike Zarbo recently announced the 40th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic will return to Fairmount Park.
Peach Queen hosting Paint Night fundraiser
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 02:30 pm
As the 2017/18 Niagara County Peach Queen - and an overall genuine person - Jamie Hagerty is always looking to give back to good causes. On Tuesday, July 31 Hagerty is hosting a Paint Night fundraiser at the Town of Niagara Community Center, located inside Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Joe Rotella Way.
Town of Niagara: Planning Board recommends Bri Estates development to Town Board
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 02:00 pm
As rain wreaked havoc outside of Town of Niagara Town Hall Tuesday night, residents of the town, as well as the Town of Lewiston, did much of the same during the Planning Board's monthly meeting on the Bri Estates development.
Locals represent in Kensington All-Star football game
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 01:00 pm
On Thursday night, football players from the Class of 2018 received one last chance to don their school colors at the 43rd annual Kensington Lions All-Star game.
Summer in Italy: Niagara University students working abroad at 'Hollywood on Lake Como'
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 11:30 am
Since 2004, Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has offered its students summer work-abroad opportunities at luxury resorts in a region of Italy The New York Times described as "a playground for the wealthy."
Ortt to host 'Thomas P. Witkowski forum' addressing heroin & opioid epidemic
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 11:25 am
On Thursday, New York State Sen. Robert Ortt announced he will host a forum to address the heroin and opioid epidemic that has impacted families and crippled local communities. Ortt will be joined in hosting this event by the Wheatfield Lions Club, which is helping host this forum in honor of Thomas P. Witkowski, a Lions member's son who passed away from a drug overdose.
Dresher & Malecki report: 2017 audit finds Lewiston in good financial shape
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 06:30 pm
The Town of Lewiston received favorable news Monday on the status of its overall financial health. It received a preliminary results analysis of fiscal year 2017 ending Dec. 31 by external auditing firm Dresher & Malecki.
Disc golf beginner clinic set for Beaver Island
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 06:30 pm
Beaver Island State Park announced members of the WNY Disc Golf Club will offer a clinic for beginner and recreational disc golfers looking to improve their game. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 30, at the park. The clinic will cover such things as proper ways to drive and putt, as well as disc selection and course etiquette.
Empire State Development: Job Development Authority closed largest number of loans in over 20 years in FY2018
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 06:30 pm
Empire State Development announced $10.1 million in loans were closed by the Job Development Authority (JDA) direct loan program in 2018, the largest number of loans closed by the program in over 20 years.
Jewish and Baptist leadership visit newly opened Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 06:30 pm
Leadership from The Niagara Falls Experience of True Bethel Baptist Church and the Jewish Community Relations Council (of Buffalo Jewish Federation), along with two Holocaust survivors, experienced the newly opened Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Museum last Thursday.
Kingdom Bound: Largest crowd in years expected to attend 2018 festival
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 12:45 pm
The Kingdom Bound Festival, one of the nation's largest and longest-running Christian music festivals, is set to return to Darien Lake Theme Park this weekend. It will feature top national Christian artists TobyMac, Casting Crowns and for KING & COUNTRY.
North Point InsideOut to make Kingdom Bound debut
Wed, Jul 25th 2018 12:25 pm
Teens and young adults crammed shoulder to shoulder, screaming and waving their arms, is something you'd expect to see at a place like Comic-Con or maybe a Buffalo sporting event. It's not necessarily the picture one envisions when hearing of a worship group. And yet, this scene is the norm each week in the Greater Atlanta area, as North Point InsideOut ministers to high school and college-age youth.
NFMMC donates intensive care beds to Stella Niagara
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 06:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently donated two intensive care hospital beds to the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity motherhouse at Stella Niagara in Lewiston. Fifty-two sisters, half of whom receive skilled nursing and assisted living care, live at Stella Niagara.
Freedom fighters Remedy Drive to share passion, music at Kingdom Bound
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 06:30 pm
The stories, and the songs that comprise Remedy Drive's 2017 release "The North Star," will be featured on stage at Kingdom Bound. Zach and his bandmates will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, July 30, on the Darien Lake Awaken Stage.
#FindYourNextAdventure at an Erie County park
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry has announced a summertime photo contest asking residents to #FindYourNextAdventure at an Erie County park and to send photos of the adventure fun.
COA hosts free movie day at Niagara University
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:40 pm
The Council for Older Adults in Niagara County is hosting a free movie day at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, to educate community members about the ins and outs of Alzheimer's disease.
Lewiston Community Lions present pair of scholarships
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:35 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently awarded high school scholarships to Abby Cullen of Lewiston-porter, pictured with President Sheila Zuhlke, and Kelsey Lachowski, a member of Tuscarora Indian Reservation shown with Turtle Clan Chief Leo Henry.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to conduct diabetes education classes in August
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host its diabetes education program titled, "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes," from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 16.
Jillian Colucci named 2018 Niagara County Peach Festival chairwoman
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:35 pm
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President Marty Pauly announced Jillian Colucci was named chairwoman of the 2018 Niagara County Peach Festival. Colucci is the first woman to serve in the capacity as chair in the history of the festival, which is celebrating its 61st year Sept. 6-9 at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston.
Niagara Region Parks Commission welcomes new members
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 01:05 pm
The Niagara Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently appointed Thomas Chambers, Budd Termin and Susan Swiatkowski to serve on the Niagara Region Commission.
VIDEO: Learn more about Project Connect Niagara's work to help those in need
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 12:50 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Heart, Love & and Soul Food Pantry & Dining Room in Niagara Falls.
Buffalo Beauts announce doubleheader game with Buffalo Sabres; 2018-19 ticket prices
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 04:35 pm
The Buffalo Beauts on Monday announced the team will play a game at KeyBank Center for the first time this season as part of a doubleheader with the Buffalo Sabres.
Celebrating 10 years of Niagara USA Wine Fest in Village of Lewiston
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 03:05 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail will sponsor the annual Niagara USA Wine Festival in Lewiston's Academy Park on Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29. It will be the 10th annual wine festival in Lewiston, promoting the local wineries in Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties along the Niagara Wine Trail USA. The festival will run from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon until 6 p.m. Sunday.
The Young Escape drops new single, 'Love Me Like You' Featuring nobigdyl.
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 03:05 pm
"Love Me Like You," the newest single from The Young Escape, is now available. Featuring nobigdyl., the song released this past Friday, and is set to impact radio on Aug. 3, following "neverfade" and their debut single, "Good Life."
'World of Dance' welcomes Ciara, Julianne Hough, Mel B, Misty Copeland, Paula Abdul & Savion Glover as guest mentors, judges
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 03:05 pm
"World of Dance," currently airing at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on NBC, will expand to a two-hour telecast beginning Wednesday, July 25, at 8 p.m.
EC Commission on Status of Women releases 'Women in Elected Office' report
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 03:05 pm
The Erie County Commission on the Status of Women ("ECCSW") on Monday released its report, "Women in Elected Office: Challenges and Opportunities in Erie County," detailing women's historical political participation and representation in both Erie County and local municipal governments, and outlining a number of challenges women face in seeking and holding elected office.
Northtowns auto bureau begins Saturday service this weekend
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
The Erie County Auto Bureau, located at 2309 Eggert Road, Tonawanda, will begin Saturday hours of operation this weekend. The northtowns auto bureau will be the second office in Erie County to be open on Saturdays, with the Cheektowaga Auto Bureau also offering Saturday service.
Erie County Fair 5K Run is certified flattest route in Western New York
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
The annual Erie County Fair 5K Run, presented by Good Health Saunas, returns to the Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 11, with pistol start at 8:30 a.m. This USA Track & Field (USATF) 3.1-mile route has been certified as the flattest route in Western New York.
Borowicz represents GI in 60th Porter Cup
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 01:10 pm
This past week, Kevin Borowicz, a Grand Island High School alum, played in the 60th annual Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club.
Comic-Con offers news, first look previews for 'Wonder Woman 1984,' 'Aquaman,' 'Glass,' 'Kim Possible,' 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 01:00 pm
San Diego was abuzz with news from major motion pictures and TV shows, plus special appearances and meet-and-greets with top talent.
Walsh wins 60th Porter Cup
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 11:45 am
On Saturday, Thomas Walsh, an Atlantic Coast Conference champion from the University of Virginia, won the 60th annual Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club.
Gas prices stabilize: Drop in exports brings prices down
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 11:40 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.84, which is down 4 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.28. The New York state average is $3, which is down 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.43. AAA Western and Central New York (AAA WCNY) reports the following averages: