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Hefferon named deputy commander of Niagara Falls-based 107th Attack Wing
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 01:20 pm
New York Air National Guard Col. Steven Hefferon, a Wilson resident, has been named deputy commander of the 107th Attack Wing, which is based at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Runway safety meetings scheduled at approximately 90 airports
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:55 pm
The Federal Aviation Administration will hold runway safety meetings at approximately 90 airports between now and the end of September. One will take place at the Niagara Falls International Airport.
NT Watch unveils newly renovated 'Imagination Station'
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:55 pm
On Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch unveiled the new and improved "Imagination Station," a community toy box where residents can stop by and take or leave toys, games or arts and crafts.
'Hall of Fame Heals' brings WNY community together in support of 3 heartfelt causes
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:55 pm
Three 501(c)(3) nonprofits - Music To Remember WNY, Bridget's Battle, and WNY Drummers for Homeless People - will join together for a concert and fundraising event Sunday, Aug. 27, at The Cove Seafood and Banquets, located at 4701 Transit Road Buffalo. The event runs from noon until 5 p.m. and will include special door prizes, basket raffles and a 50/50 split.
Niagara University disability awareness training director presents at international conference
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:50 pm
David Whalen, Niagara University's first/emergency responder disability awareness training project director and ADA coordinator, was a featured presenter at Crisis Intervention Team International's annual conference, "Improving Crisis Response Systems," Aug. 14-16 in Detroit. This was the third consecutive year Whalen presented at this conference.
HUD: $3.3 million to protect families from lead, other home health & safety hazards in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:50 pm
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded nearly $140 million to 36 state and local government agencies in 19 states to protect children and families from lead-based paint hazards and other home health hazards.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP highlights available consumer protection resources
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:50 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection highlights its resources that help consumers navigate today's evolving marketplace.
Lewiston Presbyterian Church to present jazz service
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:50 pm
The First "Jazzyterian" Church of Lewiston is offering a jazz worship service at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, as part of Jazz Festival weekend.
Village of Lewiston tables Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours docking system proposal, as trustees look to renegotiate
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 09:15 am
No decision was made Monday on a proposal from Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours President John Kinney to install a new docking system on the south waterfront seawall adjacent to his company's staging area. Upon hearing from residents and boaters - and deciding it's time to review WJBT's existing contract - the Village of Lewiston Board, instead, opted to table.
FAN EXPO Canada 2023 to feature 'Scream' reunion, 'An Evening with Hayden Christensen,' stars of 'Cobra Kai,' plus Cosplay Craftsmanship Showcase, Barbie & Pokémon theme days
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 07:00 am
One of the world's premier events to meet beloved celebrities, dress up as your favorite superheros or learn to draw a cherished character is this weekend in Toronto. FAN EXPO Canada returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for a weekend jam-packed with once-in-a-lifetime, family-friendly events.
US Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to list the salamander mussel as endangered
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 04:55 pm
We at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are proposing to list the salamander mussel (Simpsonaias ambigua) as endangered under the Endangered Species Act, and are seeking public comment. The salamander mussel is a species of freshwater mussel currently found in scattered populations across 14 states from New York southwest to Arkansas. We are also proposing to designate critical habitat for the salamander mussel.
Niagara County: Seaman announces manslaughter conviction
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 04:55 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced 22-year-old Gabriel Behrens of Niagara Falls plead guilty to a series of crimes occurring in the Falls in 2022 and 2023.
Violinist & dancer Lindsey Stirling announces 2023 North American 'Snow Waltz Christmas Tour'
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 03:20 pm
Today, electronic violinist, dancer and artist Lindsey Stirling announces her North American "Snow Waltz 2023" tour, set to kick off in Stateline, Nevada, on Nov. 16, and end in Chicago on Dec. 31. In support of her incredibly successful album, "Snow Waltz," Lindsey will be embarking on a journey across the United States, hitting 20-plus cities, performing in El Paso, Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Buffalo (Dec. 12 at Shea's Performing Arts Center).
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center welcomes John H. Lopez as executive director of outpatient services
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 02:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced John H. Lopez has joined the hospital as executive director of outpatient services.
Niagara and Medaille reach agreement for clinical mental health counseling and M.S.Ed.
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 02:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Education recently finalized its partnership agreement with Medaille University to teach out both the clinical mental health counseling program and the M.S.Ed. in teacher education program. Through this agreement, more than 320 graduate students from Medaille can complete their degree program at Niagara University.
Keanu Reeves' Dogstar to perform at OLG Stage
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 01:00 pm
Rock band Dogstar will perform Oct. 4 on the OLG Stage at Fallsview Casino; followed by Blue Rodeo on Oct. 6, as that band celebrates the 30-year anniversary of its studio album "Five Days in July."
Mount St. Mary's Hospital appoints ICU/specialty nurse manager
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 12:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently appointed Michele Kalita, MS.Ed., B.S.N., R.N., CRNFA, CNOR, to serve as the ICU/specialty nurse manager. She will be responsible for the intensive care unit and infusion services at the hospital.
UB's Dandona receives lifetime achievement award for research on low testosterone, diabetes, obesity
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 12:55 pm
Paresh Dandona, M.D., Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of endocrinology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Androgen Society.
Niagara Cancer Survivors prepare for 'RockOut Cancer' with help from Historic Lewiston Chapter of American Wine Society
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 12:55 pm
The sixth "Rock Out Cancer" event is less than a month away, and plans are coming together for the annual event, hosted by Niagara Cancer Survivors. The day is filled with food, basket raffles and 50/50 split draws. This year, the Buffalo Bills vs. Las Vegas Raiders game will be televised on all TVs and, at the end of the game, an 85-inch TCL Roku Smart TV will be amongst the raffle prizes awarded.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos to welcome Air Supply, +LIVE+, David Spade
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:45 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has planned a soaring night of music when the legendary Air Supply takes the stage in the Seneca Niagara Event Center on Saturday, Nov. 25 (8 p.m.). Tickets on sale at noon on Friday, Aug. 25.
Alzheimer's Association partners with VA support program to offer community forum about dementia
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:45 am
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will offer a dementia community forum, especially for the veteran community, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Jazz Festival scholarship winner announced
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:15 am
The Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. board of directors announced Benjamin Mekinulov as the recipient of the 2023 Carol Calato Jazz Scholarship.
2023 Mason FOREVER Foundation scholarship winners announced
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:15 am
The Mason FOREVER Foundation has announced its scholarship winners for 2023:
AAA: National gas prices increase slightly - weather may decide direction of gas prices
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:15 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.87, 2 cents higher than last Monday. One year ago, the price was $3.90. The New York state average is $3.92, no change from a week ago. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.25.
USDA disaster designation for New York to assist farms impacted by May freeze event
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:15 am
State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced 31 counties across New York were designated as a primary natural disaster area by the U.S. Department of Agriculture following the late May frost/freeze event.
'Big R': Ron Martin Memorial Summer Nationals, Mike Bonesky Memorial
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:10 am
One of the most anticipated races of the season is this coming Tuesday at the Ransomville Speedway as the Big Block Modified Super DIRTcar Series will be in competition for the Ron Martin Memorial Summer Nationals, and the Sportsman Super DIRTcar Series will be in action for the third annual Mike Bonesky Memorial. Both races are in honor and memory of two individuals who dedicated their lives to racing and the Ransomville Speedway.
'Family Fun Fest' in Tonawanda
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:10 am
St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 73 Adam St., in the City of Tonawanda, is having its "Family Fun Fest" from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16.
Saturday morning shooting in Niagara Falls
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:10 am
On Saturday morning at approximately 4:20 a.m., Niagara Falls Police responded to a shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Fourth Street. Two adult males were transported to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in private vehicles suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the victims was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other victim was stabilized and transported to ECMC where he is in critical condition.
Respite available for moms
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 07:00 am
The Women's Respite Program, a nonprofit organization under the Francis Center umbrella, will host a weekend just for moms with kids on the autism spectrum. The event will take place Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
Silver anniversary: 25th annual 'Kidz 'N' Kites' set for Sept. 16
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara County Youth Bureau and Niagara County Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the 25th annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" event to take place on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Benny Benack III, SOMETHING ELSE! to shine on main stage at 2023 Northwest Jazz Festival
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 07:00 am
An exceptional level of talent featuring jazz all-stars and rising stars will grace the stage on Friday, Aug. 25, and Saturday, Aug. 26, at the 2023 Northwest Jazz Festival. Headlining performances include the United States Air Force Rhythm in Blue Band, the Benny Benack III Quartet, and, on Saturday, experience the highly anticipated festival appearance of the supergroup SOMETHING ELSE!
Islander to show fruits of her labor at Urban Farm Day
Sat, Aug 19th 2023 07:00 am
Linda Rader, a Grand Island resident for the past six years and a happily retired CPA, has steadily been planting her front yard with the fruits of her labor. Now she's ready to open her garden to visitors and share her expertise on raising as much of your food as you can, in pursuit of a healthy life and some healthy savings.
Baseline watermain installation going well
Sat, Aug 19th 2023 07:00 am
The ongoing installation of watermains on Baseline is going according to plan, is on schedule and is not causing too much delay, said the town's assistant municipal engineer, Chris Dann.
Dollar General opens on Love Road
Sat, Aug 19th 2023 07:00 am
The south end of the Island now has its own Dollar General, at 1853 Love Road.
Obituary: Gerald C. 'Jerry' Kutis
Sat, Aug 19th 2023 07:00 am
Gerald C. "Jerry" Kutis of Grand Island passed peacefully to glory on Aug. 14, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his three children: Dan, Julie and Amy. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Catherine (Miller) Kutis, in 2014.
Buffalo man pleads guilty to manslaughter in 2018 fatal shooting on Genesee Street
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 06:10 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 33-year-old Bryant Ziegler Jr. of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Suzanne Maxwell Barnes to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class "B" violent felony).
Niagara County: Seaman announces Kia conviction
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 06:00 pm
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced that a self-proclaimed member of the "Kia Boys" has been sentenced to spend the next three to nine years in State Prison.
'The Voice' finalist Jeremy Rosado debuts soaring debut radio single, 'Come and See'
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 03:30 pm
NBC's "The Voice" finalist and Capitol CMG recording artist Jeremy Rosado's debut radio single, "Come and See," is impacting stations nationwide and now available, along with a lyric video, across all DSP's today. A soaring pop selection co-penned with Jeff Pardo and Hank Bentley, Rosado wrote the song for his sister, who - after nearly two decades of addiction - is currently months into her sobriety journey.
Stephen Marley: New album, 'Old Soul,' to release Sept. 15
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 03:30 pm
Today, Tuff Gong Collective/UMe/Ghetto Youths International announce Stephen Marley's "Old Soul," the new album from the eight-times Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer to be released digitally on Sept. 15.
Phil Wickham releases new album, 'I Believe'
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 03:30 pm
Two-time Grammy nominee Phil Wickham's highly anticipated new studio album, "I Believe," is available today, marking the respected worship leader's 10th LP in a career filled with songs that have been sung in churches around the globe and streamed billions of times across multiple platforms.

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