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Travelers hop to warm vacation destinations this Easter
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 09:35 am
After a long winter, travelers from across the region are headed to warmer destinations to celebrate Easter. The holiday is peak time for spring break travel, so travelers should be prepared for crowds and give themselves plenty of time on the roads and in the airports. Thursday and Friday, April 18 and 19, are peak days for departure, and Saturday, April 20, will also be busy. On the return, Sunday, April 28, will be the busiest day.
Sen. Kennedy, AAA WCNY, AT&T, NYS Police team up to call attention to Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 09:30 am
New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy, an early champion of addressing distracted driving issues and chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, AT&T, AAA Western and Central New York and New York State Police teamed up to raise awareness for Distracted Driving Awareness Month, AAA's "100 Deadliest Days" (the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when teen crash fatalities historically climb); the AT&T "It Can Wait" campaign; and state distracted driving laws; all the while providing tips and precautions for busy the Easter holiday travel period.
Diocese of Buffalo, Movement to Restore Trust announce reform initiatives
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 09:30 am
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and the Movement to Restore Trust (MRT), an independent organization of Catholic laity formed to lead a movement to restore trust and confidence in the church in the wake of the clergy sex abuse scandal, jointly announce their ongoing partnership through the creation of a joint implementation team (JIT).
Town of Wilson receives pharmaceutical collection container
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 07:40 pm
Niagara County's permanent pharmaceutical drop box program has recently expanded to the Town of Wilson to enhance collection of pharmaceuticals in rural portions of the county.
Riviera Theatre books Berlin Featuring Terri Nunn & special guest Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 07:30 pm
The Riviera Theatre welcomes Berlin Featuring Terri Nunn, and special guest Leigh Nash, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Youngstown Library fundraiser 'In the Stacks'
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 07:30 pm
Friends of the Youngstown Free Library hosted its "Dessert and Wine in the Stacks" fundraiser - dubbed a "Bake Sale with a twist" - on Friday, April 12. The event featured single-serve desserts, appetizers and wine - all offered throughout the library stacks, made from recipes in library book collections. (Photos by Wayne Peters)
Collins announces winner of 2019 Congressional Art Competition
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 07:30 pm
Congressman Chris Collins joined participating high school students and their families at the Roz Steiner Art Gallery, located on the Genesee Community College campus, for a brief reception to announce the winner, runner-up, and honorable mentions of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.
Erie County DA hosts community conversation to educate youth on gun violence
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 07:30 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, in collaboration with the Buffalo Police Department, Buffalo Public Schools and Say Yes Buffalo, hosted the first "Community Conversation Regarding Gun Violence" at Bennett Community School Campus.
What's new for Dyngus Day Buffalo 2019: Longer parade route, Grammy-winning polka king & 'Dyngus Dash'
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 07:30 pm
It's only one week away from Dyngus Day 2019. On Monday, April 22, Buffalo - the "Dyngus Day Capital of the World" - will welcome hundreds of thousands of people to the historic Polonia district to share in the post-Lenten bash that celebrates spring, shows off Polish pride, promotes playful banter with pussy willows and features the top polka bands in the nation.
'Stephen Marc: Passage on the Underground Railroad' presented by UB Art Galleries at NACC
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 07:30 pm
Stephen Marc, a noted African-American photographer and digital montage artist, has spent nearly a decade on the road in the U.S. and Canada documenting the places and people associated with America's Underground Railroad.
Early voting live for 2019 K-LOVE Fan Awards; Lauren Daigle to headline kickoff concert
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 07:30 pm
Now through April 21, listeners are given the opportunity to personally choose the nominees for the 2019 K-LOVE Fan Awards. The fan-selected nominations will be unveiled on May 13. Visit klovefanawards.com to vote early.
Trio of captains leading Falcons softball for '19 season
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 04:40 pm
16 combined years. That is how much varsity softball experience the trio of Maddie Evarts, Mackenzie Franks and Mackenzie Quider possess on the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team.
NYSDOT announces start of $6.3 million project to rehabilitate seven bridges on I-990 in Erie County
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 04:10 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced the start of construction on a $6.3 million project to rehabilitate seven bridges on northbound Interstate 990 in the Town of Amherst.
Collins, Flight 3407 families set to meet with DOT Secretary Elaine Chao regarding ways to continue, improve aviation safety
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 04:05 pm
On Wednesday, Congressman Chris Collins and the Flight 3407 families will meet with Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao to continue their discussion on ways to continue and improve aviation safety for flying families across the U.S.
Poloncarz, Cannon announce hiring of foster care ombudsperson to oversee issues, solve problems existing in foster care system
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 04:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and Commissioner of Social Services Marie Cannon announced the hiring of Stacey Greenan to serve as Erie County's inaugural foster care ombudsperson.
N-W baseball: Guthrie ready for big senior year
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 02:35 pm
An overlooked position in baseball sometimes is that of the catcher. Every game, the catcher is seeing a new style of pitcher, calling pitches from start to finish, helping guide the defense, throw base stealers out - oh, and they get to hit, too. As the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons baseball team comes into a 2019 season with high expectations, it is fortunate enough to have a backstop who has done all of that for quite some time: Ethan Guthrie.
'One Nation Under a Groove': George Clinton, P-Funk and friends booked at Artpark
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 10:25 am
George Clinton's farewell tour, "One Nation Under A Groove," will make an Artpark stop on June 11 in the outdoor amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." The bill features George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
United Way of Greater Niagara hosts 9th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 08:10 am
Local leaders and charitable companies were honored Friday, as the United Way of Greater Niagara hosted its ninth annual meeting and awards breakfast at the Wurlitzer Event Center in North Tonawanda.
West River Shoreline Trail: State unveils new dock permitting process
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
State Parks will begin to implement a plan this weekend of seasonal boat dock permitting along the West River Shoreline Trail.
Majority of US travelers planning summer getaway
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
According to a recent AAA Travel survey, two-thirds of leisure travelers (64 percent) plan to take vacations this summer. Many of those vacationers will head to historical European cities or soak up the sun in Orlando's theme parks and attractions, according to an analysis of AAA's travel booking data.
Msgr. David LiPuma to take over Our Lady of Victory Basilica, institutions
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
As the Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma was preparing to take on a second six-year term at St. Peter's - and continue overseeing St. Bernard's in Youngstown - the Most Rev. Richard Malone presented him with a new "daunting" challenge: shepherding Our Lady of Victory Basilica, the Lackawanna site founded by the Venerable Nelson Baker.
Tax rate raise possible in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will present the proposed 2019-20 budget to the public for the first time, ahead of its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday.
Youngstown Business & Professional Association planning a busy 2019: Expanded brochure, upcoming summer events discussed
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual spring get-together on Tuesday at the Ontario House (Stone Jug) in Youngstown.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Shawn D'Luhy named Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
Shawn D'Luhy has been chosen by Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and trustees as the 2019 Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year. Shawn has given her time and talents to make her community a better place to live, going above and beyond to help others.
Lewiston Town Board hears on police matters
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
Two police-related matters were among a host of items Lewiston Town Board members discussed Monday, despite Supervisor Steve Broderick being absent on vacation.
Lewiston-Porter: Budget development an interesting process
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
As reported last week, the Board of Education has adopted its 2019-20 $48.487 million budget. Crafting the budget is an interesting process. While Lew-Port calculates its anticipated expenditures, it must proceed through budget development without solid numbers from New York on Lew-Port's state aid allocation (revenues).
Youngstown Lions Easter egg hunt
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club will hold its 2019 Easter egg hunt starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Fort Niagara State Park.
N-W softball defeats Lew-Port in extra innings thriller
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 09:15 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons walked it off in nine innings versus the Lewiston-Porter Lancers, 5-4.
NHL to release 2019 final draft rankings on Monday
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 06:00 pm
The National Hockey League will release the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's final rankings for the 2019 NHL Draft at 11 a.m. Monday, April 15. The rankings, featuring the top 217 skaters and 31 goaltenders in North America, as well as the top 135 skaters and 12 goaltenders internationally, will be available on NHL.com and media.nhl.com.
Universal Studios Hollywood announces all-new 'The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!' ride
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 06:00 pm
Adoption day is the ultimate rite of passage for every animal seeking a home, and it's now the inspiration for Universal Studios Hollywood's lively new ride, "The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!" Opening in 2020, the ride is based on Illumination's 2016 global blockbuster and upcoming sequel, which answers the question, "What do your pets do when you're not at home?"
Lewiston-Porter responds to racist material
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 05:20 pm
Recently our school district community has been the target of a vile, defamatory and racist flyer that targets our school and the students and families we serve.
Gotee Records announces new artist, Terrian
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 05:10 pm
Gotee Records welcomes a new artist, Terrian, to the family with the release of her debut song and music video, "God With Us," available now. The song was produced by Chuck Butler (Tauren Wells, India Arie) and co-written by Terrian.
Alan Parsons releases new track, 'Sometimes,' featuring special guest vocalist Lou Gramm of Foreigner
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 05:10 pm
Grammy Award-winning master of progressive rock Alan Parsons will return with a new album, "The Secret," on April 26, via Frontiers Music Srl. Parsons has released a new single, titled "Sometimes," featuring Lou Gramm of Foreigner on vocals. Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijw2Zd0DrM0&feature=youtu.be.
Integrity Music reveals details for Martin Smith's new album, 'Iron Lung'
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 05:10 pm
Integrity Music has officially announced May 10 as the release date for Martin Smith's upcoming album, "Iron Lung." As the follow-up to last year's live recording, "Love Song For A City," and his last studio recording, 2014's "Back To The Start," the acclaimed worship artist, songwriter and producer is ready to debut his anticipated and most personal album ever recorded.
Mack Brock releases 'Greater Things,' including tracks from critically acclaimed 'Covered'
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:55 pm
Worship leader Mack Brock released his debut physical album, "Greater Things," available now. Including tracks from the singer-songwriter's digital release of the same name unveiled last fall, the project also contains songs from the Brock's latest critically acclaimed EP, "Covered," which documents the five-time Dove Award nominee's own hopes, dreams, fears and anxieties in the midst of uncharted territory.
Higgins to Homeland Security: Don't pull resources from northern border
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is objecting to the Trump administration's plan to relocate Customs and Border Protection officers currently stationed in airports and on the border between the U.S. and Canada to serve along the southern border.
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dick Wolf & 44 Blue Productions, new unscripted series 'First Responders Live' premieres on FOX
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:55 pm
FOX has picked up the all-new unscripted series "First Responders Live," giving viewers an unprecedented look at fearless first responders, as they answer emergency calls across the country. The series will debut Wednesday, June 12 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on FOX.
UB responds to suspected overnight fraternity hazing
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:55 pm
The University at Buffalo community is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of our student whose injuries, Buffalo Police suspect, may have resulted from hazing overnight.
BPO's summer season features East Side Festival, Video Games Live, Artpark performance with Sarah McLachlan
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:40 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is planning a varied and exciting summer season that will bring the orchestra to eight communities throughout Western New York.
More than 350 attend Niagara University's annual 'Take Back the Night' event
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 350 students, faculty, staff and community members attended Niagara University's fourth annual "Take Back the Night" event on April 4 in the Gallagher Center.
 

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