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State Police seeking public's assistance in missing 24-year-old from Grand Island
Tue, May 18th 2021 10:15 am
New York State Police Clarence troopers are seeking the public's assistance on a missing 24-year-old, Ian J. Young.
Erie County Fair will return Aug. 11-22
Tue, May 18th 2021 10:15 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society board of directors and staff are "excited to move forward with the 2021 edition of the Erie County Fair, scheduled for Aug. 11-22, 2021."
Hulu, Paul McCartney come together again for original documentary music series event 'McCartney 3,2,1'
Mon, May 17th 2021 05:05 pm
On Monday, Hulu announced the original documentary series "McCartney 3,2,1." The six-episode music series event features intimate and revealing examinations of musical history from two living legends, Paul McCartney and super producer Rick Rubin, and hails from Endeavor Content. All six episodes of "McCartney 3,2,1" premiere Friday, July 16, on Hulu.
Disney General Entertainment unveils Onyx Collective, a dedicated, premium content brand for creators of color & underrepresented voices
Mon, May 17th 2021 05:05 pm
On Monday, Dana Walden, chairman of entertainment for Walt Disney Television, announced Onyx Collective, a new content brand on Hulu designed to curate a slate of premium entertainment by creators of color and underrepresented voices. Onyx Collective will be led by Tara Duncan, who has been spearheading this effort since it was announced last year, while also continuing her role as president of Freeform.
Grand Ole Opry returns to full capacity
Mon, May 17th 2021 05:05 pm
The Grand Ole Opry opened up performances this past weekend to full capacity for the first time in more than a year. The Opry's two newest members, Lady A and Rhonda Vincent, were among those featured on weekend shows. Both artists officially joined the Opry in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Alton Brown returns to judges' table with wildest baskets yet on new tournament, 'Chopped: Alton's Maniacal Baskets'
Mon, May 17th 2021 05:00 pm
Alton Brown, the culinary science mastermind, returns to the "Chopped" judges' table to confound 16 bright-eyed chefs with the zaniest and brainiest baskets ever, in the new five-part tournament "Chopped: Alton's Maniacal Baskets," premiering Tuesday, June 22 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.
Gordon Ramsay's all-new cooking competition, 'Next Level Chef,' to premiere next season on FOX
Mon, May 17th 2021 05:00 pm
Gordon Ramsay is back with a brand-new original format in "Next Level Chef," coming to FOX, it was announced by Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials, FOX Entertainment.
Erie County bicentennial brew taps into tradition
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:40 pm
Erie County's ongoing bicentennial celebration got a hoppy boost with the introduction of Flying Bison Brewery's "Parks and Rec Pilsener," a special-edition bicentennial brew that is now available for purchase locally. Crafted with hops grown in Eden, the tasty local libation was created by Flying Bison as a part of the county's bicentennial celebration, which began April 2 and will continue through April 2022.
Higgins announces legislation honoring Indiana Hunt-Martin
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the introduction of H.R. 2142, which designates the Central Park Post Office at 170 Manhattan Ave., Buffalo, as the "Indiana Hunt-Martin Post Office Building" in honor of Women's Army Corps (WAC) veteran Indiana Hunt-Martin who was part of the first African American WAC unit - and the only to serve in Europe during WWII.
WNY Invention Convention announces winners
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:40 pm
Student inventors looked to the heavens, simplified laundry day, and gave their backyards a pro-football experience in the 18th annual WNY Invention Convention competition.
Tennis action now under the lights at Chestnut Ridge Park
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:35 pm
The tennis courts at Chestnut Ridge Park are enjoying life under the lights for the first time in decades as a partnership between the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry and the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy has resulted in total replacement of the courts' lighting along with other amenities at the site.
Higgins announces passage of bills expanding mental health initiatives in schools
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the passage of several bills that aim to assist students by establishing and expanding mental health initiatives in schools.
Free community COVID-19 testing event
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Center, along with the Niagara Falls Housing Authority and the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force, will conduct free community testing for COVID-19 from 1-4 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at the Packard Court Community Center, 4300 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
2021 TCS New York City Marathon to return for 50th running
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the TCS New York City Marathon will return for its 50th running this year, on Nov. 7. The race will operate at 60% of its usual participant field for a total of 33,000 runners.
AHLA statement on updated CDC mask guidance
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:35 pm
The following is a statement from Chip Rogers, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, on updated face-covering and physical distancing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Higgins applauds Biden administration action to send vaccines to other nations
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins applauded the announcement by President Joe Biden that the U.S. will share at least 20 million additional doses of approved COVID-19 vaccines with other nations. This is in addition to the 60 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine previously shared by the U.S.
Big Six Boat Launch to be closed for season
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:30 pm
Due to a $2.2 million construction project to upgrade the facilities at Big Six Marina, the public boat launch will be closed until early September.
New York Knicks & Brooklyn Nets will have fully vaccinated fan sections for 2021 NBA home playoff games
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that, starting May 22, the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets will have fully vaccinated fan sections that will increase capacity at their 2021 NBA home playoff games at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center.
Reimagined Tribeca Festival to feature Radio City Music Hall reopening at 100% capacity for festival's closing night
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced Radio City Music Hall will open its doors for the first time in over a year to host the Tribeca Festival's closing night film on Saturday, June 19. For this event, Radio City Music Hall will operate at 100% capacity with a fully vaccinated audience.
Bills & Sabres to celebrate 716 Day with 'Give 716'
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:00 pm
The Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres will celebrate 716 Day with a new initiative: "Give 716," a communitywide day of giving to support charities across Western New York. The goal of "Give 716" is to unite Bills and Sabres fans with the Western New York community in an "epic day of online giving."
Cuomo announces additional guidance for county fairs & local festivals
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced additional guidance for county fairs and local festivals throughout New York. Local governments must permit county fairs and local festivals and consider COVID-19 health guidelines this year.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Office for the Aging to issue senior ID cards
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:00 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the Office for the Aging have partnered to offer free senior ID cards to any Niagara County resident 60 years of age and older. These cards will display a picture and identifying information similar to a driver's license on the front, and will list two emergency contacts and pertinent medical information on the back.
Catholic Charities: HOPE Day 2021 nets $317,228 for annual Appeal
Mon, May 17th 2021 03:00 pm
HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal 2021, brought in $260,016 on May 14. Matching funds of $57,212 added to this total increase HOPE Day's grand total to $317,228, toward the annual Appeal's $10 million goal in support of Catholic Charities and the "Fund for the Faith."
Cuomo: New York to adopt new CDC guidance on mask use & social distancing for fully vaccinated individuals
Mon, May 17th 2021 02:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced that, beginning May 19, New York state will adopt the CDC's "Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People" for most business and public settings.
Village of Lewiston breaks ground on new playground site
Mon, May 17th 2021 12:40 pm
Elected leaders joined together Sunday to break ground on the Village of Lewiston's inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. A ceremony was held at the end of the 25th annual Spring Fling event for children.
NFMMC hosts pop-up vaccine clinics in partnership with NYS
Mon, May 17th 2021 11:15 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host pop-up vaccination clinics from 2-7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday this week at the Portage Road Transportation Center, 1162 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.
Election 2021: School board profiles
Mon, May 17th 2021 10:45 am
Ahead of Tuesday's school district votes, the Tribune asked each candidate to provide a brief profile. Those participating include:
The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo honoring David Rust and Kinja Bagalwa at virtual 'Upstander Celebration'
Mon, May 17th 2021 07:00 am
The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo (HRC), a local organization "dedicated to teaching the lessons of the Holocaust, remembering the survivors and victims, and promoting social justice, civic responsibility and human rights," will hold its second "Upstander Celebration" event virtually at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20.
Youngstown: Virtual concert at Niagara Post Theater
Mon, May 17th 2021 07:00 am
The Niagara Post Theater is hosting a virtual concert to support its ongoing renovation of the former U.S. military post theater at Fort Niagara State Park. Once completed, the Niagara Post Theater will host a wide range of live performances and programs, with a special focus on youth performing arts and inclusive educational opportunities.
'Sizzlin' Summer Virtual Meat Raffle' hosted by NCCC Alumni Association
Mon, May 17th 2021 07:00 am
The second annual "Sizzlin' Summer Virtual Meat Raffle" hosted by the Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10. The event will be held on Facebook Live with ArtyParty716. It is open to all NCCC alumni, employees, students and friends of the college.
'The Struggle' from Zach Williams releases accompanied by unique lyric video
Fri, May 14th 2021 05:10 pm
On Friday, two-time Grammy Award and multi-GMA Dove Award winner Zach Williams released a new song, "The Struggle." Accompanied by a unique lyric video, the track is now available on all digital platforms and will appear on Williams' "Rescue Story Deluxe Edition," slated for release July 9.
Andrew Ripp is 'Evergreen'
Fri, May 14th 2021 05:05 pm
Soulful singer, songwriter and Grammy Award nominee Andrew Ripp announced the release of his new LP, "Evergreen." Featuring his No. 1 single "Jericho," the anthem that continues to connect with audiences around the world, "Evergreen" was produced by Ethan Hulse, a three-time Grammy nominee and longtime writing partner of Ripp's. The album is the follow-up to Ripp's 2018 release "The Heart & The Soul."
Anna Golden releases her full-length label debut, 'Peace: The Album'
Fri, May 14th 2021 05:05 pm
Emerging worship artist and songwriter Anna Golden debuts her full-length project, "Peace: The Album." The unique, 16-song project features both live and studio songs showcasing Golden's wide range of talent and creativity. Click here to listen to Golden share about the story behind the making of the album and why she created two distinct sides for her debut.
'FLOATmingos' have returned for summer fun on Hoyt Lake
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:50 pm
The "FLOtilla" of "FLOATmingos" on Hoyt Lake continues to grow with the arrival of additional bright pink flamingo paddle boats, making it a true "Flam-bouyance" with nine total floats. Available for rent through Hoyt Lake Rowboats, the "FLOATmingos" offer summer fun for the whole family.
Cuomo: 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of $10 million DRI award
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced 10 transformational projects for Niagara Falls as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. His camp stated, "The strategic investments will strengthen small business, support private investment in underutilized buildings, and bring new residential units, commercial space, and a hotel to the historic Bridge District. The investments are part of the governor's ongoing efforts to revitalize the upstate economy and create more opportunities for the Western Region."
Jacobs commemorates National Police Week
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:30 pm
Congressman Chris Jacobs commemorated National Police Week by delivering a House floor speech honoring Western New York officers. In addition, Jacobs participated in the "Back the Blue" Bike Tour this week, honored fallen Western New York officers at the National Police Memorial, and cosponsored legislation to protect officers.
Ortt, Morinello, Norris, Filicetti promote pro-law enforcement legislation
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:30 pm
On Friday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt joined Assembly members Angelo Morinello and Mike Norris and Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti to promote a package of pro-law enforcement legislation introduced earlier this week in Albany.
NYS Wegmans now offering COVID-19 vaccine for individuals age 12 and older
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:25 pm
New York state Wegmans pharmacy locations are now offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments to individuals age 12 and older. Online appointment scheduling for minors is open now, with appointment availability starting Saturday, May 15. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
New cases per 100,000 residents over 7 days drop below 100 for Erie County
Fri, May 14th 2021 04:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health announced that, with reported COVID-19 cases through Thursday, the rate for new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents in the past seven days is 91. This means that, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention thresholds for community transmission, Erie County is now considered in a "substantial" category of COVID-19 risk, down from a "high" level.
Higgins: $182,000 for art & cultural programs in WNY
Fri, May 14th 2021 12:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a second round of federal grants totaling $182,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for eight projects in Western New York.

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