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FASNY offers lifesaving BBQ and grilling tips for warmer months
Mon, May 22nd 2023 01:35 pm
As New Yorkers gear up to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, many will be turning on their grills for the first time this season. The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) recommends that all New Yorkers follow some basic rules and tips to avoid accidents and injuries. We also urge everyone to never hesitate to call for help when needed.
NFL announces leaguewide expansion of initiative to increase diversity in sports medicine
Mon, May 22nd 2023 01:30 pm
The NFL, together with the NFL Physicians Society (NFLPS) and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS), today announced the leaguewide expansion of the NFL Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative, providing medical students with the opportunity to complete a clinical rotation with NFL club medical staff.
NT DMV to open late on Tuesday, Lockport on Wednesday
Mon, May 22nd 2023 01:30 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph a. Jastrzemski today said the North Tonawanda Department of Vehicles Office (DMV) will not open until 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23. The Lockport DMV will not open until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24. The delayed start is due to employee training requirements.
Red Cross blood drive at Lewiston No. 1
Mon, May 22nd 2023 12:30 pm
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Friday, May 26, at the Lewiston No. Fire Co., 145 N. Sixth St.
Wilson Lions Club announces Floyd 'Red' Clark Memorial Scholarship
Mon, May 22nd 2023 12:25 pm
Wilson Lions President Anne Basile announced the Floyd "Red" Clark Memorial Scholarship will once again be given to a worthy senior in the Wilson Central School District.
Erie County expands 'Leave-Behind Narcan' program to volunteer firefighting community
Mon, May 22nd 2023 12:20 pm
As part of Emergency Medical Services Week (May 21-27), the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is expanding its Narcan distribution program to include all 97 volunteer fire departments in Erie County.
Niall Horan to bring 'The Show' Tour to Darien Lake Amphitheater
Mon, May 22nd 2023 12:10 pm
Chart-topping global superstar Niall Horan announced "The Show Live On Tour 2024," his biggest tour yet, and first headline run since 2018's "Flicker World Tour." He'll be performing songs from all three of his solo albums, including "The Show," which will be released by Capitol Records on June 9. The world tour will kick off on Feb. 21, 2024, in Belfast, U.K., at the SSE Arena.
Phil Wickham shares 'The Jesus Way' from upcoming album
Mon, May 22nd 2023 12:00 pm
Two-time Grammy nominee Phil Wickham has officially dropped anchor track "The Jesus Way" from his highly anticipated new studio album, slated to release this fall.
Summer vibes: Seneca Gaming to welcome The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Beach Boys
Mon, May 22nd 2023 11:50 am
Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino has summer ready to roll with an amazing weekend of outdoor music planned for August. The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, featuring special guests A Thousand Horses, will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4. The following night, music icons The Beach Boys will take the outdoor stage at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, May 26.
Historical marker dedicated outside Niagara Falls train station, Underground Railroad Heritage Center
Mon, May 22nd 2023 11:40 am
The Niagara Frontier Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society joined City of Niagara Falls Mayor Robert Restaino, Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Executive Director Sara Capen, and Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center Director of Community Engagement Saladin Allah for a dedication ceremony Saturday, in observance of a new historical marker at the intersection of Depot Avenue West and Whirlpool Street.
Survey: Most Americans more likely to stay in hotels, vacation this summer vs. last
Mon, May 22nd 2023 11:15 am
This summer, most adults are more likely than they were in the summer of 2022 to stay in a hotel and take vacation trips, according to a new national Hotel Booking Index survey commissioned by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and conducted by Morning Consult.
WNY Regional Economic Development Council announces appointment of Steve K. Stoute as co-chair
Mon, May 22nd 2023 11:10 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) announced Canisius College president Steve K. Stoute, J.D., was appointed co-chair of the council. Stoute succeeds Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner, who served as co-chair since 2019 and will be retiring as president of SUNY Buffalo State University.
'Big R': Memorial Day weekend features $2,000-to-win modifieds, plus bike races and 'Austin Wilson Memorial Demo Derby'
Mon, May 22nd 2023 11:10 am
Memorial Day weekend at the Ransomville Speedway will once again see the Krown Undercoating Modifieds running for $2,000-to-win, plus the inaugural "Austin Wilson Memorial Demolition Derby." Buffalo Auto Auction and DNA Towing will present the racing program on Friday, May 26. Also on the card will be a kid's bike race, and kids will have a chance to win one of four brand-new bikes courtesy of the Wilson Print Shop.
America has voted, and the newest 'American Idol' is ... Iam Tongi
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
Iam Tongi was announced as the season 21 "American Idol" winner during Sunday's live, coast-to-coast grand finale event on ABC.
Chosen Road Blazes new trail with 'It Never Gets Old'
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
Chart-topping bluegrass gospel leaders Chosen Road return June 23 with the much-anticipated new full-length set "It Never Gets Old."
Milestone: 50th anniversary of Twin Cities Meals on Wheels
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
The 50th anniversary of Twin Cities Meals on Wheels was observed, as the City of North Tonawanda and Tonawanda presented the organization's president a proclamation recognizing this important milestone.
State lawmakers announce major state funding to support AAPI community
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, Assembly member Karen McMahon and Assembly member Monica Wallace visited the Asian American Heritage Festival in Amherst to announce $30 million of state funding in the fiscal year 2023-24 state budget to support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in New York. It is the largest investment in the Asian American community in state history.
'Big R': Cody McPherson wins Chris Moore Memorial at Ransomville
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
Mr. DIRT Sportsman titlist Cody McPherson, from St. Catharines, Ontario, won the Chris Moore Memorial for the Hy-Tech Concrete DIRTcar Sportsman at the Ransomville Speedway Friday night, as Parkhill Tree Service and Niagara Hardwood presented the night's program
Community Beer Works launches 3rd annual Pride beer in partnership with Pride Center of Western New York
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
Community Beer Works (CBW), in partnership with the Pride Center of Western New York, announced the third-annual launch of PRIDE Ale. $1 from each pint and 4-pack sold of the limited-edition brew will go directly to the Pride Center of Western New York.
NYS: 'Get Outdoors & Get Together Day' celebrations
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced "Get Outdoors & Get Together Day" will be held Saturday, June 10, with events at more than 20 select locations across New York, "to bring people of all abilities, ages, identities and backgrounds together for fun, healthy activities."
Atlanta Rhythm Section to headline show at Riviera Theatre
Mon, May 22nd 2023 10:30 am
The Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS) will perform in North Tonawanda at the Riviera Theatre on June 3.
Niagara Gospel Mission to host symposium on mental health and homelessness
Mon, May 22nd 2023 07:00 am
Niagara Gospel Mission is hosting its second annual symposium on the topic of mental health and homelessness. The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. May 25 at 1317 Portage Road, Niagara Falls.
Casey's Cabana opens for 6th season
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:05 am
Gabby Bergstrom was a Grand Island High School sophomore in 2018 when she and fellow DECA members Luke Hess and Lauren Merletti were on a bus ride home from state competition. It was then they decided owning their own business could give them an edge in winning a state award. Using their cell phones to open craigslist, they found a hot dog stand at 1437 Ferry Road on the mighty Niagara River was available to rent.
Memorial Day ceremony slated for Monday, May 29, at Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island, Charles N. DeGlopper VFW Post No. 9249, American Legion Post No. 1346 and Grand Island High School wind ensemble will honor the men and women who made the supreme sacrifice for our country while in military service. They are remembered each and every day and will be honored on Memorial Day.
Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island thanks residents who donated to food collection
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
Thank you to all who participated in the National Association of Letter Carriers annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food collection! Here on Grand Island, we collected over 3,200 pounds of food for the Neighbors Foundation.
Woodcarver donates chess set to middle school
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
Gary Dahlstrom, who donated a hand-carved chess set to Veronica Connor Middle School's chess club, was recognized for his work by the Grand Island Central School District Board of Education at a recent meeting.
Grand Island voters pass school district budget, reelect trustees
Sat, May 20th 2023 07:00 am
Grand Island voters on Tuesday unofficially passed the $73,727,888 Grand Island Central School District budget for the 2023-24 school year. In addition, they approved a proposition to purchase five new vehicles for the school district (three 65-passenger buses, one 29-passenger bus, and two Ford F350 4x4 trucks for the Buildings and Grounds Department). Also, the voters approved the establishment of a new 15-year capital reserve fund to replace the fund that expired this year.
Lewis Capaldi releases second studio album, 'Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent'
Fri, May 19th 2023 06:40 pm
Global superstar Lewis Capaldi today releases his brand-new, hit-stacked album, "Broken By Desire To Be Heavenly Sent," on EMI Records/Universal Music Canada, featuring three heartbreaking U.K. No. 1 singles, "Pointless", "Wish You The Best" and the Platinum-certified "Forget Me."
Maroon 5 finds 'Middle Ground'
Fri, May 19th 2023 06:35 pm
Three-time Grammy Award-winning multi-Platinum band Maroon 5 drops their newest single, "Middle Ground," via 222/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada.
blur: Brand-new album, 'The Ballad of Darren,' out July 21
Fri, May 19th 2023 06:35 pm
blur will release their first album in eight years, titled "The Ballad of Darren" and comprising 10 new tracks, on July 21 on Parlophone. First track, "The Narcissist," is out now.
Michael Bay signs TV deal with leading true crime network, Investigation Discovery
Fri, May 19th 2023 06:35 pm
Investigation Discovery, the preeminent destination for true crime, has closed a deal with filmmaker Michael Bay (the "Transformers" franchise, "13 Hours," "Armageddon") to executive produce a new true crime docuseries.
NFL announces passing of Jim Brown
Fri, May 19th 2023 05:40 pm
Earlier today we received word that Jim Brown has passed away. He was 87.
National Safe Boating Week underway
Fri, May 19th 2023 05:40 pm
National Safe Boating Week runs May 20-26, 2023, and with the recent heat wave, many Western and Central New Yorkers are looking to hit area waterways. AAA Western and Central New York urges safety on the water. Just like driving a car, operating a boat is a big responsibility and should be done with the utmost caution.
Higgins: $480,000 for Lake Erie protection programs led by Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper
Fri, May 19th 2023 05:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Friday announced $480,000 in federal funding for Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper to engage the Western New York community in the expansion of waterway monitoring and protection in the eastern basin of Lake Erie.
Ian Flanigan releases 'Under a Southern Sky' from 'STRONG: The Muscle Shoals Sessions' EP
Fri, May 19th 2023 02:35 pm
Chart-topping country music singer/songwriter Ian Flanigan has released "Under a Southern Sky" today - the second single off "STRONG: The Muscle Shoals Sessions." The full EP drops on July 28.
Niagara County creates truck driver trainee positions
Fri, May 19th 2023 02:35 pm
Niagara County Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal today announced the Legislature has approved the creation of a truck driver/CDL trainer and four new truck driver trainee positions in an effort to address the shortage of workers with commercial driver's licenses (CDL) across the county. A CDL is required to drive snowplows and heavy highway equipment used for roadwork and maintenance.
New York State Canal System opens for season
Fri, May 19th 2023 02:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the opening of the 2023 navigation season for the 524-mile New York State Canal system, kicking off the 199th consecutive opening of the historic waterways. Locks and lift bridges on the Erie, Champlain, Oswego and Cayuga-Seneca canals will operate daily today through Oct. 11, providing opportunities for boating, fishing and sightseeing to tourists, canal enthusiasts and all New Yorkers.
Elevation Worship releases 'Can You Imagine?'
Fri, May 19th 2023 12:35 pm
What would happen if we began to believe that God could do the miraculous through us? Can you imagine what might happen? These are the questions Grammy Award-winning collective Elevation Worship asks on their anticipated 15th career project, "Can You Imagine?" With these eight new live songs, they are poised to reignite the hearts of believers.
Consumed By Fire releases heartfelt track, 'Man That Made Me,' on one-year anniversary of father's passing
Fri, May 19th 2023 12:30 pm
Red Street Records' recording artists Consumed By Fire drops their latest single, "Man That Made Me," available everywhere today (listen here), alongside an accompanying acoustic video.
Higgins: Work must start now on preventing future US-Canada border restrictions
Fri, May 19th 2023 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins says the U.S. and Canada should begin to work now to prepare for better communication and collaboration needed to prevent the disjointed border policies that occurred over the past three years during the coronavirus pandemic.
 

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