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AAA reveals key deadly behaviors for teen drivers as '100 Deadliest Days' begin
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
Over the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days," the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise. New crash data from 2013-17 reveals major factors contributing to fatal teen crashes during the summer driving period include:
Historic Palace Theatre receives major gift from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for renovation efforts
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
The Historic Palace Theatre has received a $300,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in support of its "Act II - A Grand Restoration" renovation project. This gift will support the Palace's larger $2.8 million "Act II" project, which is already underway, with renovations to the outer lobby, and restoration and repairs to interior plaster completed last October.
Gamma Sigma Fraternity International anniversary this fall
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
Gamma Sigma Fraternity International will celebrate its 150th anniversary on Oct. 11 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Alumni can check in on the Facebook page "Gamma Sigma Fraternity International."
Study finds link between ambient ozone exposure and progression of carotid wall thickness
Thu, May 30th 2019 01:15 pm
Long-term exposure to ambient ozone appears to accelerate arterial conditions that progress into cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
Summer reading program at NT Library
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:40 am
Don't let summer slip by without a visit to the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive. Stop in and register for the adult and children's "Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program," which starts Monday, June 17, and runs through Friday, Aug. 30. It's open to residents of North Tonawanda, Wheatfield and Pendleton. 
Ribbon cutting at Rossi Law Office
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:30 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held a ribbon-cutting at the Law Office of Corey J. Rossi on Saturday, May 18. The firm is located at 2700 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. Rossi is a commercial real estate attorney and currently serves on the chamber board of directors.  
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum seeking volunteers
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:30 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum invites those seeking volunteer opportunities to an informational meeting at 7 p.m. May 30. The museum is seeking new volunteers to help with summer programs and events. 
Niagara County's Stapleton named NYSACHO president
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:20 am
The New York State Association of County Health Officials has announced the results of its 2019 election for its board of directors and executive committee. NYSACHO represents 58 local health commissioners and public health directors, serving as the voice for all New York state's local health departments. The executive committee consists of the president, vice president/president-elect and immediate past president.
Memorial Day: Remembering those who have fallen
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:15 am
On Monday, locals from the Town of Wheatfield and the Town of Niagara came together to remember the veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice to the United States. 
Conservation class sweeps at the Regional Envirothon Competition
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:15 am
Conservation teacher Paul Dewey certainly has something to be proud of. Three of the teams from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center took first, second and third at the Regional Envirothon Competition. 
'What's the 311?' family day in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department recently announced the third installment of its "What's the 311?" event series, following "What's the 311?" skate and senior days. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road (enter through door No. 3).
PSE, Tito's Handmade Vodka to host pet adoption event
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Pegula Sports & Entertainment and the Buffalo Sabres Foundation are partnering with Tito's Handmade Vodka to host a One Buffalo Pet Adoption Event from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in the KeyBank Center Pavilion.
Carere receives BPO Award for Excellence in Music Education
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
A big congratulations was extended to April Carere, who was recently honored by Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director and Conductor JoAnn Falletta at the Celebration of Music Education Awards in May. 
NCCC expands offerings for students
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College is responding to the changing needs of the student population by expanding opportunities for learning outside of a traditional daytime schedule. 
NCCC board recognizes coaches & athletic achievement
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College Interim President Dr. William J. Murabito and William L. Ross, chair of the board of trustees, acknowledged several award-winning student-athletes and coaches during a brief presentation at last Tuesday's trustees meeting. 
Falcons baseball moves on to Section VI finals
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Most people say you want to play your best baseball when the postseason rolls around. For the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons baseball team, that's pretty close to what they're playing.
'Coffee with Chris' on June 6
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio has scheduled his last "Coffee with Chris" event before a summer recess. The event is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Tim Hortons, 8500 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Marijuana use episodes linked to partner intimacy experiences
Thu, May 30th 2019 07:00 am
Marijuana use episodes among couples who frequently use the drug increase the likelihood of experiencing intimacy events, according to the results of a University at Buffalo-led study.
West Herr Subaru 'Shares the Love' with FeedMore WNY
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:55 pm
West Herr Subaru recently "shared the love" with FeedMore WNY. From Nov. 15 through Jan. 2, as part of the annual "Share the Love" campaign, local Subaru dealers had the opportunity to add a local charity to the list of organizations to which purchasers could designate a donation. West Herr Subaru once again selected FeedMore WNY's Meals on Wheels program.
Stay safe when using ride-hailing services
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:40 pm
Whether traveling or getting around the city, ride-hailing services are a convenient option for many. Thirty percent of all Americans use ride-sharing services, according to a recent Gallup poll. For those aged 18 to 29, use jumps to 45%.
Western New Yorkers invited to help fight diabetes at Tour de Cure Buffalo-Niagara
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:40 pm
The American Diabetes Association invites riders, runners and walkers of all levels to join the celebration and be part of the movement to fight diabetes by taking part in Tour de Cure. The fitness and community event is Saturday, June 1, at Niagara University's Dwyer Ice Arena. It will help raise funds to support the ADA's mission to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
Last day for primary registration approaching
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:40 pm
For those interested in voting in the Niagara County June 25 primary election this year, the last day to register is Friday, May 30. 
Viewership for first Indianapolis 500 on NBC is up 11% vs. 2018
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:30 pm
With a thrilling finish and 300,000-plus fans in attendance, the star-studded 103rd Indianapolis 500 - the first broadcast on NBC - delivered an 11% viewership increase vs. 2018. That marks its best household rating in three years - and it's now NBC Sports' most-streamed INDYCAR race ever, according to Fast National data from Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
Research is 'urgently needed' on heart muscle disease in children, according to UB chair of AHA writing group
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:30 pm
Cardiomyopathy is a heart condition involving abnormalities of the muscle fibers, which contract with each heartbeat. Nearly half of children with this type of heart disease either undergo a heart transplant or die within two years of being diagnosed.
Welcome to Lewiston, Rock Solid Tattoos & Permanent Makeup Studio
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:15 pm
David and Christina Mackenzie, owners of Rock Solid Tattoos & Permanent Makeup Studio, celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Monday, May 20, at their new location at 520 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. They have been in business for 11 years and are excited to relocate their business to Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's honors local EMS providers
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its 16th annual EMS Appreciation and Awards dinner on Wednesday, May 22, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Representatives and honorees from 17 area volunteer fire companies, the City of Niagara Falls Fire Department, and guests attended.
Fresh batch of junior chefs step into kitchen to compete on new season of 'Chopped Junior'
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:05 pm
Junior cooking dynamos step into the "Chopped" kitchen to showcase their culinary skills in the new season of "Chopped Junior," premiering Tuesday, June 25 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network. Through six one-hour episodes, the junior chefs must create delectable dishes utilizing ingredients within the mystery baskets over three rounds - appetizer, entrée and dessert - with a limited amount of time to earn the elusive "Chopped Junior" chef coat and a $10,000 grand prize.
Erie County Central Police Services, partners to host domestic violence training course for 911 call-takers
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:05 pm
The Erie County Department of Central Police Services, in collaboration with the Office of Public Advocacy and the Town of Cheektowaga Police Department, will host a domestic violence training course for call-takers and dispatchers from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, and Thursday, June 20. This is the first time this training has been conducted in Erie County.
NCCC presidential search extended
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:00 pm
The search for a new president of Niagara County Community College was extended this week after the NCCC board of trustees were unable to decide on the final candidates.  
Nominations sought for 2019 Class of the Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:40 pm
The Niagara Falls Volunteer Hall of Fame is seeking nominations of outstanding volunteers for induction in 2019.
Ortt seeks damage payments from feds
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:40 pm
Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt recently sent a letter to New York State Attorney General Letitia James requesting a lawsuit be filed against the federal government on behalf of the property owners along Lake Ontario's shoreline.
So that's what Deke's been up to on an all-new episode of ABC's 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:40 pm
"Code Yellow" - Yo-Yo and Keller take things public; parasitic aliens threaten the human race; and someone really needs boba on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," airing Friday, May 31 (8 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Blues-Bruins on NBC delivers most-watched Stanley Cup Final Game 1 in four years
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:35 pm
NBC Sports' presentation of Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins on NBC averaged a total audience delivery of 5.380 million viewers, making it the most-watched Game 1 in four years and NBC Sports' third-most watched Game 1 since it began broadcasting the Stanley Cup Final in 2006, according to Fast National data from Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
'Nurturing in the Neighborhood' programs offered for children living in Falls' south end
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:30 pm
Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, and the Niagara Falls City School District are bringing free children and parenting activities to residents of Niagara Falls' south end throughout the summer.
Foster Care Month: Poloncarz, Cannon join with foster care agencies to raise awareness on need for foster families, recognize work of foster care advocates
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz recently joined Erie County Department of Social Services Commissioner Marie Cannon and foster care advocates to celebrate National Foster Care Month. Poloncarz recognized the effort of three agencies that have worked to support children in foster care and foster families. Cannon discussed the need for additional foster families in the community.
Why one UB scientist is studying dust
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:25 pm
University at Buffalo researcher Stuart Evans studies dust - not the balls of stale gray fluff that collect under your bed, but the tiny bits of mostly reflective material that hang in the Earth's atmosphere, influencing weather conditions like temperature, rain and wind.
Western New York's largest youth talent show returns to Erie County Fair
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:25 pm
Do you have a child who can sing, dance or play an instrument? Do they have a special talent just waiting to be discovered? If that's the case, the Erie County Fair is looking to see who's got talent!
DEC reminds campers to use local firewood while enjoying outdoors
Wed, May 29th 2019 03:25 pm
With the start of camping season underway, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos reminded campers the New York state firewood transportation regulation is still in effect. Untreated firewood may contain invasive pests that kill trees, and to protect New York's forests, untreated firewood should not be moved more than 50 miles from its source of origin.
Climb aboard 'Summer Movie Express' and enjoy $1 movies
Wed, May 29th 2019 02:35 pm
Regal's "Summer Movie Express" is back in theaters featuring $1 movies all summer long. This kid-friendly festival is an ideal way to beat the heat this summer at over 340 locations nationwide.
Niagara Falls Memorial to open new stem cell therapy center
Wed, May 29th 2019 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Dr. Andrew Cappuccino of Buffalo Spine Surgery and Memorial Medical Center are opening a Stem Cell Therapy Center on Memorial's Tenth Street campus.

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