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Old Falls Street USA seeks artisan vendors for summer
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Old Falls Street USA is looking for local artisan vendors to sell products during weekends this summer. The season is underway and continues through Labor Day weekend, capitalizing on the busy tourist season.
Fresh from return to 'The Voice,' Craig Wayne Boyd releases new single 'Golden, acoustic version of 'The Old Rugged Cross'
Tue, May 30th 2023 11:35 am
Returning to the stage that started it all for season seven winner of NBC's "The Voice," Craig Wayne Boyd was on hand recently to celebrate Blake Shelton's final season on the hit series. Boyd also released a new single, "Golden," and an acoustic version of "The Old Rugged Cross," which is the song he performed when he won "The Voice" as a member of Blake Shelton's team.
Memorial Day parade returns after 3 years away
Mon, May 29th 2023 01:00 pm
Following three years of pandemic-related cancellations, the Lewiston Memorial Day parade returned Monday.
Annual Hallwalls auction is June 1 in Asbury Hall
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center's most important fundraiser of the year, "AHA! (Annual Hallwalls Auction)," returns to Asbury Hall at Babeville at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1. The anticipated auction shows the works of 23 regional and international artists who have exhibited at Hallwalls in its 48-year history.
$25,000 KeyBank Foundation grant for Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
The KeyBank Foundation has awarded a $25,000 capacity-building grant to Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity. The grant will help to fund an assistant construction manager for the organization, helping grow the organization's capacity to provide safe and affordable housing to low-income families in Niagara County.
Independent Living of Niagara County sets 'All You Need is Love' celebration
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
Independent Living of Niagara County invites everyone to its "All You Need is Love" celebration from 5-9 p.m. June 9 at the Open Air Bar, 2720 Maple Ave., Newfane.
DEC: Muskellunge fishing seasons open June 1 for inland waters, June 15 for Great Lakes waters
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the fishing seasons for muskellunge begin June 1 in inland waters, and June 15 in Great Lakes waters (Lake Erie, Upper Niagara River, Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River).
Erie County Department of Health offers free trainings for Youth Mental Health First Aid
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health's Office of Health Equity has three free sessions scheduled for its Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults.
Carnegie Art Center invites members to art exhibition and appreciation event
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will present its annual members exhibition June 3-30.
Summer Music Institute at Buffalo State University
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
Buffalo State University will offer local middle and high school students the opportunity to immerse themselves in one week of instrumental music, vocal instruction, or musical theater during the 11th annual Summer Music Institute held on campus.
Wild Kritters of Niagara County's annual basket raffle fundraising event is June 4
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
Wild Kritters of Niagara County has set the date and location of for its annual basket raffle. The fundraiser is set for Sunday, June 4, at the 3F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown. Tickets go on sale at noon, with the drawing beginning at 4 p.m.
Youngstown Garden Club focused on future, staying true to its core
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
Special interest clubs, such as sailing clubs, ski clubs, photo clubs, astronomy clubs and garden clubs, have struggled in recent years to find ways to attract new members without abandoning their core values and purpose. Societal trends such as competing priorities for family activities and limited free time have had their effect on how people, especially parents, choose to spend their leisure time.
Grand Island Lady Vikings 10UB Bagley take first at Arcade tournament
Mon, May 29th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island Vikings 10U B (Bagley) softball team recently attended the second annual Lady Cardinal Tournament in Arcade and took first place.
Lewiston's founding families recognized on Memorial Day weekend
Sun, May 28th 2023 02:40 pm
A ceremony was held Sunday at Lewiston Village Cemetery, amid a new section of the site that acknowledges some of the area's original residents.
Grand Island prepares to honor fallen vets
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
On Monday, Grand Island will honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country while in military service.
An illuminating career: Grand Island Candle's Joshua Thomas captures WNY scents
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
Joshua Thomas was well into a creative career when he discovered the passion for candlemaking that brought Grand Island Candle Company to life.
Obituary: Martha Muller
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
Martha Lou (Rager) Muller, 88, passed away Monday, May 22, 2023, at Buffalo General Medical Center.
Oliverio appointed executive director
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
Robert Bennett, president of Opportunities Collaborative for Special Needs Students Inc., announced the appointment of Dr. Molly Oliverio as the organization's new executive director.
Rotary Club of Grand Island sets 'Shred-it Day' for Saturday, June 17
Sat, May 27th 2023 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island will host its annual "Shred-it" drive-thru event behind KeyBank in the Tops Market Plaza parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 17. Patrons will be able to watch the confidential document destruction of their papers.
Photos: Smelt Fest returns
Fri, May 26th 2023 09:00 pm
#FrysWithEyes finally made their way back to the Lewiston waterfront. The Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce presented the Smelt Festival on Friday outside of the Griffon Brewery & Gastropub.
Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World opens for 2023
Fri, May 26th 2023 08:15 pm
Niagara Amusement Park and Splash World is kicking off its new season Saturday (May 27) with a splash - literally - and a raft of new rides to add to the excitement.
Is your restaurant the best?
Fri, May 26th 2023 03:50 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications is once again looking for Western New York's top warm-weather places to eat - and their very best foodstuffs.
Social Security Administration expands outreach & access for Supplemental Security Income
Fri, May 26th 2023 02:40 pm
Kilolo Kijakazi, acting commissioner of Social Security, announced the agency has expanded its outreach to people in critical need of financial help who may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
DEC announces start of 'NYHABS' online notification & reporting system for harmful algal blooms
Fri, May 26th 2023 02:35 pm
The New York state departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Health (DOH) remind New Yorkers to learn about and be aware of harmful algal blooms, or "HABs," as the 2023 notification season starts. DEC's New York harmful algal bloom system (NYHABS) is now active and allows the public and trained citizens to send reports of HABs to DEC electronically via a simple, user- and mobile phone-friendly form.
AAA, community partners warn drivers of '100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers'
Fri, May 26th 2023 02:15 pm
The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. AAA coined the phrase after examining troubling data regarding fatal crashes among teen drivers.
Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park to commemorate Memorial Day weekend
Fri, May 26th 2023 02:15 pm
For the fourth year in a row, 7,300 flags will blanket the grounds of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park throughout Memorial Day weekend to represent the average number of United States veterans who have lost their battle with PTSD per year, an average of 22 per day.
CAIN releases 'Any More'
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:55 pm
You don't have to wait anymore - new music is here from CAIN!
'The Blacklist' sets series finale
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:50 pm
The NBC drama series "The Blacklist" will move to 8 p.m. Thursdays, beginning June 1. On that date, the series will air back-to-back at 8 and 9 p.m.
Carrie Underwood releases 'Out Of That Truck' to radio
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:50 pm
Carrie Underwood has released her song, "Out Of That Truck," to radio. She co-wrote the tune with David Garcia and Lydia Vaughan, and she said it's about memories that pop up in familiar places.
Steffany Gretzinger to release new album, 'The Narrow Way'
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:50 pm
Worship artist and songwriter Steffany Gretzinger is releasing her newest offering, "The Narrow Way," on July 7. Today, she has released the title track along with the lyric video. Click here to listen to "The Narrow Way."
DOE releases 'Lead Us Again' from upcoming sophomore album
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:50 pm
Six-time Grammy Award nominee and two-time GMA Dove Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician DOE releases a new song today, "Lead Us Again" (RCA Inspiration/Life Room Label).
Hochul welcomes visitors to state beaches
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul encouraged New Yorkers and visitors from neighboring states to safely enjoy state parks, beaches, trails and historic sites across New York this Memorial Day weekend. Many state park beaches will open for the first time this season.
Members of Congress lead bipartisan push urging US to address Canada's underused housing tax
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:35 pm
In a bipartisan letter, members of Congress are urging the U.S. secretary of state to work with the government of Canada to find a solution to exempt Americans from Canada's Underused Housing Tax. The push comes ahead of Memorial Day weekend, which typically marks the start of the busy cross-border summer season for cottage owners.
Ortt honors youth leadership recipient Brooke Johnpier
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:15 pm
Senate Minority Leader Ortt recognized Brooke Johnpier from Ransomville with the Senate Youth Leadership Award. The program was established to distinguish outstanding high school students for their leadership in the classroom, on the sports field, in extracurricular or community activities.
Project Play WNY announces awardees for 'Summer Free Play Series' inaugural grant process
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:15 pm
Project Play Western New York (WNY), driven and funded by the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation's youth sports and recreation focus area, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, announced 12 organizations received a 2023 "Summer Free Play Series" grant award.
NFFP responds to fire
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:15 pm
At 1:37 a.m. Wednesday, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to a fire at 7211 Stephenson Ave. Upon arrival, fire personnel found heavy fire coming out of the windows on the right side and in the rear of the building. Upon investigation, it was determined the cause of the fire was not accidental.
Ortt urges governor to consider alternative housing options in New York City for migrants
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:10 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt has sent a letter to Gov. Kathy Hochul expressing what his team called "continued concern over the lack of a clear plan to house migrants in the midst of an influx that the city and state are clearly unprepared to handle."
NYPA: Low-cost hydropower award to create 160 jobs in Niagara Falls
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved economic development awards to three firms that will spur more than $508 million in capital investments and create 205 jobs
Hochul announces suspension of construction-related lane closures for Memorial Day
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:10 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced temporary lane closures for road and bridge construction projects on New York state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. Friday, May 26, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, to ease travel throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Buffalo man pleads guilty to attempted murder for injuring victim in shooting at dollar store
Fri, May 26th 2023 01:00 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 34-year-old Travis J. Green of Buffalo pleaded guilty Thursday morning before Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to one count of attempted murder in the second degree (class "B" violent felony). The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest count in full satisfaction of the indictment against him.

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