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3 boating safety tips just right for fall boating
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 04:00 pm
Fall boating season has arrived, and with it come different types of risks that cold water and air temperatures bring. Here are three boating safety tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just right for leaf peeping season.
Rivershore Foundation 'Community Splash' event is Thursday
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 04:00 pm
The Rivershore Foundation board and honorary event chairman Gary Hall will host a "Community Splash" event from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Griffon Brewery and Gastropub, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston (formerly Water Street Landing).
State Agriculture Department asks residents to be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 04:00 pm
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is asking residents in Western New York to be on the lookout for spotted lanternfly (SLF) after a population was found in the Buffalo area.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos presents 'A Boy Band Christmas!' at Seneca Niagara & Seneca Allegany
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 01:10 pm
Seneca Resorts & Casinos is doubling down on the holiday spirit with a special weekend of entertainment in December.
ECHDC authorizes contracts intended to advance improvements on Buffalo's waterfront
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 01:10 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Monday and authorized several contracts designed to advance the Canalside Gateway Building and Bell Slip Improvement projects on Buffalo's waterfront.
'Touch-A-Truck' event highlights Erie County's emergency vehicle fleet
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 01:10 pm
The Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services will showcase its emergency vehicle fleet at an evening event at Como Lake Park in Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 16.
Niagara County Department of Health reports rabid raccoon in Town of Royalton
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 01:05 pm
Niagara County's Department of Health was notified that a roadkill raccoon specimen submitted for rabies analysis for surveillance purposes was confirmed to be rabid. The animal was collected on Griswold Street, Town of Royalton, and reported positive for rabies on Sept. 8.
Niagara Falls Blues Festival returns to Old Falls Street with world-class musicians performing Sept. 16-17
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
Now in its 13th year, the annual Niagara Falls Blues Festival returns to Old Falls Street this weekend after a two-year interruption due to the coronavirus. Festival organizers said they are thrilled to bring the popular event back, noting the large draw of attendees from all over the country.
Tourism economy is thriving in Niagara County, reaching $831 million in 2021
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
In August, New York state released a tourism economics research study for 2021, detailing the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2021 reached $831 million, which is an increase of 9.3% relative to 2019. Traveler spend was heavily impacted in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but tourism spending surpassed prepandemic levels in 2021.
Crude prices continue to fall, pushing pump prices lower
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.72, down 7 cents from one week ago. One year ago, the price was $3.18. The New York state average is $3.89, down 12 cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $3.28.
Great Pumpkin Farm ushers in 27th annual Fall Festival
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence will kick-off its 27th annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, with a special Armed Forces Weekend in collaboration with Clarence Citizens for Veterans.
BBB alert: Make sure you check sellers before you buy tickets online
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
Football is back, and fans are looking to score tickets for Buffalo Bills and college football games across upstate New York.
AHA, Buffalo Bills team to offer students exciting ways to get moving with NFL PLAY 60
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
The American Heart Association and the National Football League continue their commitment to kids' whole-body health through physical activity.
Higgins & Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to virtual Service Academy information session
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting a virtual Service Academy information event at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. The session will provide an opportunity for Western New York high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs, and the application and nomination process.
Selah celebrates 25 years with two milestone recordings
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:40 am
Renowned for their impassioned interpretations of timeless hymns and classic songs of faith, 11-time GMA Dove Award-winning vocal trio Selah is celebrating 25 years in Christian music with the release of two anticipated full-length recordings this fall.
ABC adds star power to its upcoming 'Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration Special' with Josh Groban, Joshua Henry & Rita Moreno
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:40 am
During the recent panel at D23 Expo 2022, ABC shared a slew of casting announcements for the upcoming animated and live-action blended special, "Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration."
Niagara County Emergency Services encourage residents to download Prepare Niagara app as part of National Preparedness Month
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 07:00 am
With the month of September recognized as National Preparedness Month, Niagara County Emergency Service Director Jonathan Schultz is encouraging residents to have discussions in their households about preparing and responding to emergency situations, including downloading the county's Prepare Niagara smartphone app.
'Walk to Freedom' banner carried to Lewiston landmark
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 07:00 am
After walking hundreds of miles, Ken Johnston, left, is welcomed by Lewiston's Tim Henderson, portraying underground stationmaster Josiah Tryon, at the Freedom Crossing Monument on Thursday. Johnston began his "Walk to Freedom" on July 14 in New York City, tracing the footsteps of freedom seekers such as Harriet Tubman, while visiting known Underground Railroad communities along the way.
2nd annual Zachtoberfest will raise awareness, funds & hope for those with OCD
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 07:00 am
The second annual Zachtoberfest will take place from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Wings Meeting Place, 3964 California Road, Orchard Park. The event benefits TEMPO (Treatment for the Effective Management of Pediatric OCD) at Oishei Children's Hospital Psychiatric Clinic.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free diabetes self-management workshop series
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free diabetes self-management workshop series. The six-week session is scheduled for 9-11:30 a.m. Mondays, Oct. 17 to Nov. 21, at the North Tonawanda Public Library.
Peach Queen Jordan Brooks is a double-winner
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:15 pm
Jordan Brooks barely had time to process winning her first award Sunday night when her name was called as the next Niagara County Peach Queen.
Modern English headlines next 'Spirit of the 80s' concert
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:05 pm
The "Spirit of the 80s" is back at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Ontario House, aka "The Stone Jug," 358 Main St., Youngstown. Tickets are $25 presale and online at Eventbrite.com, or $30 at the door.
Upcoming autumn events at River Lea
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
An exhibit of vintage furs is in store for visitors to Grand Island Historical Society's Sept. 18 open house at River Lea in Beaver Island State Park. Hours for the open house are 1-4 p.m. Costumed docents will be available to give visitors a tour of the historic farmhouse.
Grand Island Lions provide medical equipment
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island Lions Club continues to serve the community by offering durable medical equipment, free of charge, to those in need. Items include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes and shower chairs.
WOW: Women's Bible study starts Sept. 15
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
With the 2022-23 season, Women of the Word begin their 34th year of Christian Bible study on Grand Island. Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, the ladies of WOW will examine the Old Testament book of Isaiah and also Christ BC. The Premier Celebration is 9:30 a.m. Sept. 15.
43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show next Saturday at BLC
Sat, Sep 10th 2022 07:00 am
The 43rd annual Antique and Classic Boat Show returns Saturday, Sept. 17, to the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road, Grand Island.
Disney+ Day offers surprise release of concert film 'BTS: Permission To Dance On Stage - LA' - and special sneak peek at 'Andor'
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 11:35 pm
In celebration of Disney+ Day, the electrifying concert film from 21st century pop icons, "BTS Permission To Dance On Stage - LA" and a special sneak peek at the upcoming Disney+ Original series from Lucasfilm, "Andor," are now streaming on Disney+ globally.
We'll be at Moe's! 'The Simpsons' season 33 streams Oct. 5 on Disney+
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 11:35 pm
Friday at D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event, the cast and creative team of "The Simpsons" announced season 33 of the hit animated series will stream Oct. 5 on Disney+.
Magical teaser trailer and key art for Disney's all-new, live-action, musical comedy 'Disenchanted'
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 11:30 pm
The magical teaser trailer for the all-new live-action musical comedy "Disenchanted," which premiered at the D23 Expo 2022 in the Anaheim Convention Center, is here!
'Dancing with the Stars' season 31 has all-new celebrity cast, new home on Disney+
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 11:30 pm
Disney+ announced the "Dancing with the Stars'' season 31 celebrity cast and their professional dancing partners, while live in studio on ABC's "Good Morning America." The series, hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and new co-host, actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro, returns to the ballroom with a lineup of celebrities including a Platinum recording artist, a "Real Housewife," a "Bachelorette" and a drag queen superstar, to name a few.
Switchfoot's new LP, 'this is our Christmas album,' out Nov. 4
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 11:30 pm
Grammy Award-winning rock band Switchfoot announced their new LP, "this is our Christmas album," out Nov. 4. Marking the band's first holiday record, "this is our Christmas album" finds Switchfoot infusing their signature West Coast sound to a number of holiday classics and five new original Christmas songs.
Joss Stone to release first ´╗┐holiday album 'Merry Christmas, Love'
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 11:25 pm
Grammy award-winning British singer and songwriter Joss Stone announced her first holiday album, "Merry Christmas, Love," out digitally Sept. 30 via S-Curve/Hollywood Records. A physical CD release will follow on Oct. 21, and Vinyl will be available Nov. 11.
Debbie Gibson to debut holiday album 'Winterlicious' Oct. 21
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 11:25 pm
Debbie Gibson announced her first ever holiday album, "Winterlicious," will release Oct. 21.
Amy Grant's 'Behind The Eyes (25th Anniversary Expanded Edition)' available in triple-vinyl, double-CD & all digital platforms
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 10:25 pm
Exactly 25 years to the day of the original release, six-time Grammy Award-winner Amy Grant has released a very special project; "Behind The Eyes (25th Anniversary Expanded Edition)."
MercyMe to deliver 11th studio project, 'Always Only Jesus,' Oct. 21
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 10:20 pm
Grammy Award-nominated band MercyMe announced its 11th studio project, "Always Only Jesus," will be available everywhere Oct. 21.
Gable Price and Friends introduce 'Brother Jack'
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 10:20 pm
Recently signed to Capitol CMG, California-bred rock 'n' roll band Gable Price and Friends released a brand-new song titled "Brother Jack."
Chris Tomlin shares 'ALWAYS'
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 10:15 pm
Grammy-Award winning artist Chris Tomlin is releasing his 17th album today, a new full-length worship project titled "ALWAYS." The album contains 13-tracks, all of which were co-written by Tomlin, except for the classic by Keith Green, "Oh Lord, You're Beautiful."
Consumer alert: NYS DCP offers grandparents tips to avoid ever-evolving grandparent scam
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 10:15 pm
In recognition of Grandparents Day, the New York State Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) calls attention to scams targeting grandparents.
Hochul signs legislation to support 9/11 victims, first responders, and their loved ones
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 10:15 pm
Ahead of the 21st anniversary of 9/11, Gov. Kathy Hochul signed five pieces of legislation to provide support to 9/11 victims and survivors and their families. Her team said, "This support will help to remove barriers and delays from Victim Compensation Fund and workers' compensation claims. In addition, a highway will be designated to honor James Kennelly, a volunteer firefighter who assisted with search, rescue and recovery efforts."
Statewide initiatives to raise awareness during Suicide Prevention Month
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 10:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new digital public service campaign and other statewide initiatives to raise awareness of suicide prevention efforts and the mental health resources available to all New Yorkers.
 

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