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Grand Island Town Board: Comprehensive plan approved
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
After passage of the 2018 Town of Grand Island comprehensive plan, Deputy Town Supervisor Jim Sharpe said the 25 people who participated in the plan process "can now say, 'We have now made a mark on our community that will be dealt with for the next 20 years.' "
Veronica E. Connor Middle School: 50th anniversary celebrated
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
On Veronica Connor's 108th birthday, the Grand Island Central School District celebrated the 50th anniversary of the middle school that bears her name.
HS football: Jamestown hands Niagara-Wheatfield first loss
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 12:55 am
After a 3-0 start to the season, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team was finally handed its first loss from Jamestown, Friday night. The Red Raiders defeated the Falcons, 26-14.
New York state announces Arbor Day poster & artwork contests
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of DEC's annual 2019 state Arbor Day poster and artwork contests.
Elton John & Universal Music Group strike global partnership across recorded music, music publishing, merchandise, brand management & licensing rights
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:30 pm
Rocket Entertainment and Universal Music Group, the world leader in music-based entertainment, announced a significant new agreement to provide Elton John, one of music's most iconic artists and the most successful male solo artist in U.S. Billboard chart history, the industry's best resources and expertise across recorded music, music publishing and licensing rights.
Msgr. Martin high school football returns to New Era Field
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:25 pm
Regular season high school football is back at New Era Field. Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced a three-game slate of Monsignor Martin action that will kick off with a rivalry matchup between St. Joe's and Canisius on Friday, Sept. 28.
'Dancing with the Stars' returns with two-night season premiere
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:05 pm
"Dancing with the Stars" is back with a new cast of 13 celebrities who are ready to move out of their comfort zones and hit the ballroom floor on a special two-night premiere. The competition begins with a two-hour season premiere, live, Monday, Sept. 24 (8-10 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. The show will kick off with an opening number featuring the full cast dancing to Erin Boheme's "I Won't Dance," choreographed by the show's own Emmy-winning Mandy Moore.
Tim Timmons debuts new single, 'I Belong,' featuring Amy Grant
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:05 pm
Grammy and Dove Award-nominated songwriter and artist Tim Timmons debuts his latest single today. Titled "I Belong" and featuring Amy Grant, the upbeat and anthemic song can be found on all digital formats by clicking HERE. "I Belong" is also featured on Spotify's "New Music Friday" song list.
National Grid urges preparation, safety with strong winds expected to impact portions of WNY
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:00 pm
Much of Western New York is forecast to see strong and potentially damaging winds today, and National Grid is preparing its storm response plans and urging customers to be safe and ready. The company will staff all of its crews in the region with electrical and forestry workers into the evening in the event the winds cause power outages.
New York Power Authority: Memorandum of understanding for continued partnership with Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:00 pm
The New York Power Authority announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to help Puerto Rico rebuild its power grid, organize and maximize efficiencies in its utility operations, and prepare for future severe storms.
ESD announces seven finals judges for 43North 2018 competition
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 04:40 pm
Empire State Development announced the panel of finals judges that will determine the prize money for the fifth annual 43North startup competition. The esteemed group of judges will evaluate pitches from 10 finalists on stage in front of a live audience at Shea's Performing Arts Center in downtown Buffalo at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. The judges will award one top startup 43North's $1 million grand prize with seven other competitors receiving $500,000 prizes.
Country singer Josh Turner realizes dream come true with forthcoming album
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 04:40 pm
Multi-Platinum-selling country singer Josh Turner's "I Serve A Savior" will release on Oct. 26, adding a new dimension to the Grammy nominee's already acclaimed career. The faith-based collection includes handpicked hymns, alongside brand-new originals and live recordings of some of Turner's most memorable hits, including "Me and God" and "Long Black Train."
Applebee's throughout Buffalo area to celebrate 'National Good Neighbor Day'
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 04:40 pm
Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations throughout the Buffalo area will celebrate National Good Neighbor Day by assisting local organizations within their communities. Throughout the month of September, Applebee's employees will participate in various supply drive and volunteer opportunities to help make a positive impact in the communities that they serve and to honor the holiday, which takes place on Sept. 28.
Lewiston: Head outdoors this weekend to annual Harvest & Wildlife festivals
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 04:00 pm
We recommend taking a trip to Center Street to check out the annual Harvest Festival - which, this year, is adding a hops element. On Saturday and Sunday, a plethora of top craft vendors will have unique items for sale. At the same time, Lewiston's finest eateries will offer special food and drink offerings to complement both the festival and the season.
Obituary: Janice L. Previte
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 03:20 pm
Janice L. Previte, 55, of Lewiston, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo after a six-month battle with leukemia.
Buffalo Zoo rhino pregnant through artificial insemination
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 03:05 pm
The Buffalo Zoo has accomplished another successful artificial insemination of its greater one-horned rhinoceros, Tashi, who is expected to give birth in Summer 2019. In 2014, the Buffalo Zoo made history as the first organization to use artificial insemination to produce a greater one-horned rhino who survived past early infancy. That rhino, Monica, now lives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, where she is part of a breeding program and is anticipated to produce many offspring of her own.
Niagara Falls: Hyde Park Blvd. traveler advisory
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 03:00 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation on Thursday announced a road closure has been scheduled on a portion of Hyde Park Boulevard (NY Route 61) in the city of Niagara Falls to conduct railroad maintenance.
Buffalo Bills to host Unyts blood drive at New Era Field Oct. 2
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:40 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Unyts have teamed up to host a One Buffalo community blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 2, inside the Dunn Tire Club at New Era Field. The event will give presenting donors an opportunity to spend part of their Tuesday in the stadium in the Dunn Tire Club. All donors will receive a pair of One Buffalo socks, and have a chance to meet Bills and Sabres alumni.
Original 'Veronica Mars' episodes to air on Hulu
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:30 pm
On Thursday, Kristen Bell confirmed "Veronica Mars" will return to TV as part of the Hulu Originals slate in 2019. She said fans will be able to watch all past episodes on Hulu beginning in summer 2019.
Boy Scouts of America Troop 82 provides hot meal to Lockport's homeless
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:30 pm
Lockport Boy Scout Troop 82 recently provided a hot meal at the Lockport CARES Emergency Homeless Shelter, located at 188 Genesee St., Lockport. Pictured outside the shelter, representatives of the BSA Troop are seen holding the meal that the Troop supplied. From left are Scouts Parker, Ian and Joe.
Rumsey Shelter House restoration kicks off
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:30 pm
Officials from the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, joined by Bank of America, The Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund and several dignitaries, kicked off restoration of the historic Rumsey Shelter House on Thursday.
Office of Mental Health recognizes Community Network in Niagara County for 'extraordinary suicide prevention efforts'
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:25 pm
The Community Network of Care for Children and Families in Niagara County, a collaboration of school districts and mental health stakeholders in Western New York, has been honored by the New York State Office of Mental Health for advancing suicide-safer settings in school districts across the region.
Regan Intermediate students learn 'The Power of Yet'
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:45 pm
At Starpoint's Regan Intermediate School the theme of the year is the Power of Yet.  Principal Monica Daigler said it's all about the growth mindset.
NT Botanical Garden Organization sponsoring work day
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:25 pm
The North Tonawanda Botanical Garden Organization will sponsor a community workday from 9 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Oct. 6, at the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden, 1825 Sweeney St.
Former Village of Lewiston ZBA Chairman John Ritter passes
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:20 pm
Howard J. "John" Ritter, 75, of Lewiston, passed away peacefully at home with the loving care of Niagara Hospice and his family on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
North Tonawanda starts One District, One Book initiative
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:15 pm
Ohio Street School Principal Michael Hiller said everyone at the North Tonawanda City School District is excited about the new One District, One Book initiative. 
Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club host 20th Snowmobile Show
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:05 pm
On Sept. 22, the Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club will host its 20th annual Snowmobile Grass Drags/ATV Races/Vintage Snowmobile Show.
Das Haus German Heritage Museum annual harvest dinner
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:00 pm
The Das Haus German Heritage Museum invites the public to its annual harvest dinner, which celebrates and commemorates the 175th anniversary of migrations of the Old Lutheran Prussian German settlers the local region, starting the congregations of St. Martins, Holy Ghost and St. Peters churches.
100th birthday celebration in Wheatfield
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:00 pm
Last Friday, seniors and community members joined Drifa Seiwell at the Wheatfield Community Center for a 100th birthday celebration. Seiwell was joined by her son, Roy, as well as senior director Arlene Mante and councilmen Larry Helwig and Gil Doucet.
Edward Town Middle School student giving back to others
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:30 pm
Everyone in Niagara County can usually admit the region is notorious for helping each other out and having each other's backs. For 12-year-old, Town of Niagara resident and Edward Town Middle School student Samantha Tierney, that has been her mindset for years now.
Starpoint boys modified soccer playing for good cause
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:10 pm
The Starpoint Spartans boys modified soccer team will play for a good cause this season as the team shows its support for the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo. In its first game Monday, the Spartans wore the signature Ronald McDonald red and white socks.
Falcons Flashback: Fall sports up to 45 combined wins
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
Last fall, Falcons athletics accrued four Niagara Frontier League titles. As of now, this season's teams are on pace to do the same and then some.
N-W boys soccer start dominant; hold high expectations
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
Last season, the Niagara-Wheatfield boys soccer team won four games and lost two, but tied seven times. Every game seemed to wind up in a tie. In 2018, ties are turning into victories for the Falcons.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming & diving looking to keep history rolling
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
For the last three years, Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming and diving has set up quite a history. After not winning a Niagara Frontier League title until 2015, the team started their own little legacy by clinching a share of the NFL titles in 2016 and 2017. For 2018, Falcons coach Mike Corsaro thinks title No. 4 could be in reach, too.
Town of Niagara Town Board honors several for volunteerism
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
On Tuesday night, at the Town of Niagara Town Board's monthly meeting, Supervisor Lee Wallace and the board took time to recognize several children who volunteered in the fourth annual Neaten Up Niagara.
'Kidz 'N' Kites' goes on for year 21
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
Last Saturday, families and children alike gathered at Veterans Memorial Community Park in the Town of Niagara for the 21st annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" celebration.
Boston magician Shin Lim crowned season 13 winner of NBC's 'America's Got Talent'
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 11:05 am
The votes are counted and America has chosen magician Shin Lim as the winner of "America's Got Talent" season 13. Lim won the show's $1 million grand prize and will headline "America's Got Talent Live" at the Paris Theater at Paris Las Vegas on Nov. 2-4.
Higgins announces approval of bill extending Buffalo VA's Kids Korner
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 11:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced legislation approved by the House of Representatives includes language that extends the Kids Korner child care program at the Buffalo VA Medical Center through 2019.
More Americans - including millennials - seeking expertise of travel agents
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 11:05 am
The vast majority of Americans (75 percent) would consider working with a travel agent to plan their vacations, while some 27 million travelers plan to do so just within the next year, according to new research from AAA Travel. The outlook remains positive for years to come, with younger travelers embracing the expertise of travel agents. In fact, millennials are just as likely as baby boomers to say they are planning to use a travel agent for a trip in the next 12 months.
DEC announces 4th round of e-waste recycling grants totaling $900,000
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the fourth round of grant funding from the Environmental Protection Fund is being made available to help municipalities across the state address costs associated with the collection and recycling of eligible electronic wastes (e-waste). DEC will accept applications for these grants in January 2019.

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