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Friends of the Lewiston Library speaker series presents 'The Secret of The Hardy Boys'
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:15 am
The story of the world's best-selling series for young readers is also the story of Leslie McFarlane, the hidden ghost writer whose nimble mind and tap-dancing fingers helped make the "Hardy Boys" books an astonishing and long-lasting success.
Twin Cities Meals on Wheels celebrates 50th year
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:15 am
If you like garage, rummage and estate sales, enjoy looking around to see what's on sale, seeking a bargain or maybe just for fun, then the 50th anniversary June Jordan Memorial Garage Sale is for you.
Hall of Champions Awards presented
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:15 am
Congratulations to Niagara Career and Technical Education Center's SkillsUSA adviser and math teacher Julie Roloff! Roloff, pictured, recently received the Hall of Champions Award at the New York State SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Competition in Syracuse.
Erie County: Citizen Preparedness Corps training events scheduled at 5 different public libraries
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) recently announced five training sessions will be held later this month for local residents "to learn how to properly prepare for any type of disaster."
ABC News Digital debuts multimedia project 'Buffalo: Healing from Hate - One Year Later'
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
ABC News announced ABC News Digital's "Buffalo: Healing from Hate - One Year Later," a multimedia project chronicling the one-year mark of the May 14, 2022, mass shooting that claimed the lives of 10 people at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo.
Auer, Kirk winners of 56th Hewitt Scholar/Athlete Awards
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
Sophia Auer of Lewiston-Porter and Alec Kirk of Starpoint were named winners of the 56th Thomas E. Hewitt Scholar/Athlete Awards. Each received a $2,500 scholarship. The awards were presented by the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital in a ceremony held at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club. The program was sponsored by the Mount St Mary's Hospital Foundation.
Safety first for prom and graduation season
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
It's prom season across Western and Central New York, which means more teen drivers will be out and about. While prom is a celebration and a rite of passage, it can be a dangerous night on the roads. AAA is reminding teens, parents and educators to plan ahead to prevent prom and graduation season from turning deadly.
Gas prices and demand slow down; fear of global recession brings oil prices down
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $3.54, down seven cents since last Monday. One year ago, the price was $4.32. The New York state average is $3.68, down three cents since last Monday. A year ago, the NYS average was $4.51.
National Travel and Tourism Week 2023: AAA works to move travel forward
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW) is underway and runs through May 13. The annual celebration of the contributions of the U.S. travel industry spotlights the essential role that travel will play in driving economic growth and innovation through the theme #TravelForward.
HAL meeting on 'Wicked Niagara; The Sinister Side of the Niagara Frontier'
Mon, May 8th 2023 10:10 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's next program is titled "Wicked Niagara; The Sinister Side of the Niagara Frontier." Lorna MacDonald Czarnota will present this event at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
3 NCCC students recognized for outstanding achievements
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:40 am
Niagara County Community College students Alexander Minnehan, Meredith Preve and Regan Lytle recently earned awards for their unique contributions in the areas of academics, civic leadership and athletics. The awardees were recognized by local and state leadership including NCCC President William J. Murabito, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, and State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor John B. King Jr.
Suspicious person/weapons violation in Niagara Falls
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:40 am
On May 6, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office communications center received a call reporting that a suspicious male was in possession of a gun. The male was reported to have stated that he was going to shoot someone. The male was originally reported to be in the area of Hyde Park Boulevard in the Town of Niagara.
Niagara Arts Guild May meeting on plein air painting
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:35 am
Celebrated watercolorist Manning McCandlish will explain technique of painting "en plein air" at the May meeting of the Niagara Arts Guild. The event, held at the Dale Association on Friday, May 12, will feature equipment and technique for painting outdoors this summer.
Niagara Falls Police Department responds to single-vehicle crash
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:35 am
On May 7, at approximately 4 am, Niagara Falls Police responded to the 4300 block of Porter Road to investigate a single-vehicle crash.
Lewiston Garden Club announces perennial sale
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:35 am
The Lewiston Garden Club perennial sale is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Hochul issues proclamation designating May as Older Americans Month
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:35 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently issued a proclamation designating May as Older Americans Month in New York, and recognizing "the incredible volunteerism of New York's older adults who commit more than 495 million hours of community service each year at an economic value of $13.8 billion."
Partnership looks to address abandoned properties in Niagara Falls
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:30 am
The City of Niagara Falls and the Western New York Law Center (WNYLC) recently announced A new partnership "to address and resolve the community's concerns on vacant and abandoned properties."
Higgins: $1 million to support small business start-ups in WNY
Mon, May 8th 2023 09:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced $1 million in federal funding for Launch NY, what his team called, "the first and only nonprofit venture development organization to provide pro bono mentoring and seed capital access to early-stage startups in the 27 westernmost counties of New York state."
Thank ´╗┐Kindness Festival at Eastern Hills Mall seeking nonprofits
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Save the date! The first Kindness Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Eastern Hills Mall.
Former NASA executive, Canadian health care leader, NU alumnus who survived imprisonment in Syria to speak at Niagara University commencement
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Gregory Robinson, the former director of the James Webb Space Telescope Program at NASA, and Niagara University alumnus Sam Goodwin, who spent nine weeks imprisoned in Syria, will address graduates at Niagara University's 2023 commencement ceremonies on May 11 and 13 at the outdoor amphitheater at Artpark in Lewiston. On May 18, Altaf Stationwala, president/CEO at Mackenzie Health, will provide the commencement address for NU's Ontario graduates, who will celebrate at a ceremony at the Meridian Centre.
Artpark & Company announces lineup for 'New Music in the Park Series'
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Artpark & Company has announced the 2023 "New Music in the Park Series." Six performances will be held in various locations throughout Artpark's scenic grounds, curated by Artpark staff and award-winning conductor and composer Brent Chancellor.
Special Olympics New York announces $50,000 partnership with GEICO
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Special Olympics New York announced an expanded new partnership with GEICO Philanthropic Foundation. GEICO has donated $25,000 in Long Island/New York City and $25,000 in the Western Region, for a total of $50,000.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum a 2023 Blue Star Museum
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum announced it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer.
Anderson to speak about policing Erie Canal, past & present
Mon, May 8th 2023 07:00 am
From the moment in 1818 that the Erie Canal began to carry boats, large numbers of people and huge amounts of freight were traveling back and forth along it. As the canal expanded, so did the traffic. With so many people and so much cargo mixing and moving around almost anything could happen - and often did.
Grand Island residents, Dispatch readers offer ideas for former K of C building
Sat, May 6th 2023 07:00 am
Most of the Grand Island residents, responding to a contest asking for suggestions on what the new owners of the Knights of Columbus building at 1841 Whitehaven Road and the nearly nine acres of land behind it, said they would like to see the property developed into a destination where they could go and do something, and/or a spot to bring the community together.
Rain doesn't stop Relay For Life volunteers
Sat, May 6th 2023 07:00 am
On the rain-spattered morning of April 29, six volunteers hung up "dozens of bows around Town Commons, Town Hall, and the main firehall," said Lynn Marston Dingey, co-chair of Relay For Life. She said the group used at least five rolls of ribbons to complete the project.
Garage sale raises funds for Grand Island cat rescue
Sat, May 6th 2023 07:00 am
When Forgotten Felines of WNY rescued Trinity, she was pregnant and in poor condition.
Older Americans, town clerks honored at Town Board meeting
Sat, May 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board issued proclamations, honoring both older Americans and town clerks during the May 1 meeting.
Obituary: John C. Gorton Jr.
Sat, May 6th 2023 07:00 am
We are saddened to share that John C. Gorton Jr. passed away peacefully on April 21, 2023.
New warehouse proposal under consideration on Grand Island
Sat, May 6th 2023 07:00 am
In the very near future, the Grand Island Town Board will vote on building the single largest development project in town history, when it is presented with Acquest Development's request to build a 1.08-million-square-foot, one-floor high-bay facility on 138 acres. The Grand Island Commerce Center would be built between Bedell and Love roads.
David Jonathan & The Inner City Bedlam to perform at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center's anniversary celebration gala
Fri, May 5th 2023 05:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center will celebrate its fifth anniversary by hosting a five-year anniversary celebration gala from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 6, and offering free admission to the Heritage Center on May 5-7.
Max Original unscripted series 'What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel' debuts
Fri, May 5th 2023 05:45 pm
The Max Original six-episode unscripted series "What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel" debuts Tuesday, May 23, on Max. The series is produced by ATTN:, a Candle Media company.
Paramount+ debuts first look, official title for original series 'Special Ops: Lioness'
Fri, May 5th 2023 05:40 pm
Paramount+ debuted a first look and official title for the highly anticipated espionage thriller "Special Ops: Lioness" (previously titled "Lioness"). From Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, the original series stars series lead and executive producer Zoe Salda├▒a, Academy Award winner and executive producer Nicole Kidman, Laysla De Oliveira and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman. "Special Ops: Lioness" is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios exclusively for Paramount+.
Luke Bryan says 'But I Got A Beer In My Hand'
Fri, May 5th 2023 05:10 pm
Five-time Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan is premiering a brand-new song today across all digital platforms, "But I Got A Beer In My Hand."
Gov't Mule releases new single, 'Same As It Ever Was'
Fri, May 5th 2023 05:05 pm
Renowned Grammy-nominated band Gov't Mule, led by guitar legend, vocalist, songwriter and producer Warren Haynes (whose performances last weekend at Willie Nelson's 90th birthday concert at the Hollywood Bowl were an event highlight), has released the new single "Same As It Ever Was," the opening track of their forthcoming studio album, "Peace...Like A River," out June 16 via Fantasy Records.
Caroline Jones to share her 'Superpower' May 19
Fri, May 5th 2023 04:55 pm
Nashville-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Caroline Jones, who officially joined Zac Brown Band as the first and only female, announced her third EP, "Superpower," will be released on Friday, May 19.
Take That returns with brand-new rework of No. 1 hit 'Greatest Day' by Robin Schulz, featuring Calum Scott
Fri, May 5th 2023 04:55 pm
Take That have released a brand-new rework of their single, "Greatest Day" by Grammy Award-winning DJ and music producer Robin Schulz, and featuring multi-Platinum-selling singer/songwriter Calum Scott. This is the band's first music release since their "Odyssey Greatest Hits" album in 2018, and it marks the start of a monumental year for them. "Greatest Day" is out today via EMI Records.
Walk Off the Earth says 'whatever'
Fri, May 5th 2023 04:50 pm
Multi-Platinum musical phenomenon Walk Off the Earth have released the vibrant, tropical-house infused "whatever."
Stephen Stanley's debut album, 'Divided Frame of Mind,' to release July 21
Fri, May 5th 2023 04:50 pm
Dynamic. Distinct. Purposeful. Raw. Honest. These are just a few descriptions of the artistry of songwriter and musician Stephen Stanley. Releasing songs with Capitol CMG since 2020, Stanley announces his debut 14-track album, "Divided Frame of Mind," will release July 21. The album's preorder begins today, accompanied by THE latest single, "The Edge." Click here to listen.
The Erwins open long-awaited new chapter with 'Still Telling My Story'
Fri, May 5th 2023 04:45 pm
Grammy-nominated, Dove Award-winning StowTown recording artist The Erwins open a much-anticipated new chapter in their lauded career with "Still Telling My Story." Now available on streaming platforms, the melodic anthem - celebrating the power of testimony - is punctuated by the group's signature sibling harmonies.

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