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Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Standing Committee to adopt 2020 grant schedule, revised protocols, on Sept. 5
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:35 pm
The next meeting of the Buffalo and Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, 726 Exchange St., Suite 525, Buffalo. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda includes adoption of the 2020 grant schedule and revised protocols for applicants who are seeking Greenway project funding.
ABC's 'Shark Tank' dives into season 11 with four brand-new guest sharks
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:30 pm
"Shark Tank," the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show, announced the addition of four brand-new guest "Sharks," including founder and CEO of Stitch Fix, Katrina Lake; founder and CEO of KIND, Daniel Lubetzky; international tennis champion and founder of Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova; co-founder and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki.
AAA urges drivers to stay alert & distraction-free as students return to school
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:30 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has kicked off its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. AAA's campaign was launched nationally in 1946 to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries and fatalities. It is now in its 74th year. AAA clubs across the country continue to promote the campaign each fall to remind motorists to watch out for children as they travel to and from school.
Labor Day weekend: Last chance for a road trip!
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:15 pm
Many Western and Central New York families are using Labor Day weekend as an opportunity for one last vacation before school starts!
13 NFL players join Carrie Underwood in new NBC Sunday Night Football show open
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:15 pm
In less than two weeks (on Sunday, Sept. 8), seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-Platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood and NFL players star in the debut of the 2019 show open for NBC's "Sunday Night Football," primetime television's No. 1 program for an unprecedented eight consecutive years
'America's Got Talent' reveals final 12 acts headed to Dolby Theatre for live show
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:15 pm
"America's Got Talent" revealed the final 12 acts headed to the Dolby Theatre to perform live tonight (8-10 p.m. ET/PT, NBC) for the third week of live shows.
Ignite Buffalo announces $30,000 small business pitch competition in partnership with Ureeka
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:15 pm
In partnership with Ureeka, Ignite Buffalo is inviting Western New York small businesses to apply to Ureeka's small business pitch competition, where five prizes totaling $30,000 will be awarded.
Elderwood supports LCA 'Blue Monday' series
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:15 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts staffers Eva Nicklas and Tim Henderson recently presented Elderwood at Wheatfield Community Relations Coordinator Stacey Zahno and Elderwood Residencies Property Manager Tammy Ooft with an appreciation plaque for their generous sponsorship of the 2019 "Blue Monday" concert series.
EPA to provide relief for certain marine diesel engines
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:15 pm
On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed to amend the national marine diesel engine program to provide relief to boat builders and manufacturers of lightweight and high-power marine diesel engines that are used in high-speed commercial vessels such as lobster fishing boats and pilot boats.
Paper flip mock
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 04:20 pm
Although we do require you to smile!
Freeform packages ultimate holiday gift-wrapping series with 'Wrap Battle'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 03:25 pm
Freeform announced production has begun on the holiday gift-wrapping competition series "Wrap Battle" in Los Angeles. The six-episode series will follow nine contestants as they battle to become the ultimate wrapper and take home the coveted grand prize, valued at $50,000.
Final nominees for 53rd annual CMA Awards to be announced Aug. 28 on 'Good Morning America,' Billboard livestream
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 03:25 pm
Final nominees for The 53rd Annual CMA Awards will be revealed Wednesday, Aug. 28, with select categories announced live on ABC's "Good Morning America" by Jimmie Allen and Ashley McBryde in the 8 a.m. hour (local time), followed by a performance of "If I Know Me" by Morgan Wallen.
Terrain releases new song, 'In The Arms'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 03:20 pm
Gotee Records announced the release of "In The Arms," the newest single from Terrian of TobyMac's DiverseCity Band. This song, co-written by Terrian and worship leaders Anthony Skinner, Jon Reddick and songwriter Jess Cates, is available now here. It was produced by Micah Kuiper and Bryan Fowler for Man Cub Music House (TobyMac, Chris Tomlin).
Vince Gill releases new album, 'OKIE'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 03:15 pm
Vince Gill's much-anticipated and heralded "OKIE" is now available for purchase.
'DWTS'-bound Lauren Alaina's 'That Girl Was Me' Tour shifts to January kickoff
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 03:15 pm
Following the recent news that multi-award-winning country star Lauren Alaina is a contender on this season's "Dancing with the Stars," the Platinum-selling singer's "That Girl Was Me" Tour is shifting to a January start date.
BEC Recordings releases benefit project 'Convoy of Hope: Hope Has A Name'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 03:15 pm
BEC Recordings announced the release of "Convoy of Hope: Hope Has A Name," debuting Sept. 13. Benefitting the faith-based and nonprofit organization Convoy of Hope, the 14-song project features multiple worship songs from churches around the U.S., such as River Valley Worship, Crossroads Music, Red Rocks Worship and Christ Church Fellowship.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in partnership with Los Angeles Times, announces first 'LA Press Freedom Week'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 03:10 pm
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), in partnership with the Los Angeles Times, announced the inaugural "LA Press Freedom Week," taking place Sept. 16-20, at several venues in Los Angeles.
Internationally acclaimed Irish tenor Ronan Tynan returns to Medina.
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 02:35 pm
The Orleans Renaissance Group Inc. recently announced the return of Ronan Tynan.
Michael J. Beam Studios & Wine on Third Gallery present 'The Growlery: Selected works by Michael J. Beam'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 02:35 pm
An opening reception for "The Growlery: Selected works by Michael J. Beam" will take place from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, at Wine on Third Gallery, 501 Third St., Niagara Falls. The event will include an artist introduction and champagne toast at 7:30 p.m., as well as ambient/trans/techno spins by DJH Entertainment.
'Circle of Honor': Wydysh presents Greenway funds to vets
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 12:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh presented Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 leaders with a Greenway check that will go toward the establishment of the new Lewiston Veterans Memorial.
Artpark's season finale concert will star Foreigner, opening band contest winner, plus special guest choir featuring 'Artpark Bridges' & theater students
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:55 am
On Tuesday, Artpark & Company's concert season will come to a close with classic rock hitmakers Foreigner returning to the amphitheater stage. The Aug. 27 concert is part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank series. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.).
Cecconi overseeing Lions
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:50 am
Lion Regina Cecconi was elected district governor of Lions District 20-N at the Multiple District 20 Convention held in Binghamton. She was recently inducted by Lions International President Dr. Jung-Yul Choi at the Lions International Convention in Milan, Italy.
Disney Channel greenlights 'Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur,' original animated series based on Marvel's hit comic books
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:30 am
Disney Channel has ordered "Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur," an original animated series based on Marvel's hit comic books, from Disney Television Animation. Executive produced by Laurence Fishburne and Helen Sugland's Cinema Gypsy Productions (ABC's "black-ish"), Marvel Animation & Family Entertainment, and Emmy Award-winner Steve Loter (Disney's "Kim Possible"), the series follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City via a time vortex, the duo works together to protect the city's Lower East Side from danger.
ECHDC schedules public open house for input on North Aud Block at Canalside
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:25 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) announced it will hold a public open house on Wednesday, Aug. 28, to discuss the conceptual design for development parcels, street and parking facilities on the northern part of the former Memorial Auditorium Block, more commonly known as the North Aud Block, at Canalside.
Pat Barrett debuts live album 'Canvas and Clay'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:25 am
Bowyer & Bow / Capitol Christian Music Group artist, songwriter and worship leader Pat Barrett has released his first live project, "Canvas and Clay," available here. This new live album follows his acclaimed self-titled debut from that featured the No. 1 single "Build My Life." The follow-up radio single, "Better," is currently No. 26 on the Christian Airplay chart and gaining audience impressions each week.
OASAS announces launch of new educational program to raise awareness about addiction prevention, treatment & recovery services in NYS
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:15 am
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) announced the launch of a new educational program to help New Yorkers understand alcohol and drug addiction, including where to find help and services. The program is titled "New Hope, New Life with OASAS," and will help inform New Yorkers about substance use disorders, including the warning signs, resources available, and where to find help. The program is being funded with $500,000 distributed through the federal state opioid response grant.
Clerks, Niagara County Legislature against license plate exchange
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:15 am
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski and Republican members of the Niagara County Legislature are decrying Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new license plate initiative that imposes a mandatory license plate replacement beginning in 2020 along with a mandatory replacement fee.
Voccio to lead gorge hike
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:15 am
Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio will lead a Niagara River Gorge hike from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7.
Free early childhood activities offered at Harry F. Abate Elementary School
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:00 am
Children between the ages of 2 and 4 who reside in the north and south end of Niagara Falls are invited to participate in "Nurturing in the Neighborhood," a free program that provides early childhood activities and parent workshops.
North Tonawanda job fair highlights 'enormous resurgence'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:00 am
With the national economy continuing to show strong growth and record low unemployment, Niagara County leaders are taking steps to ensure that trend continues in the region by holding career fairs such as the one held on Wednesday in North Tonawanda.
Researchers, community partners seek to develop Lower Great Lakes research network on sustainability & resilience
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 09:55 am
As the world warms, communities around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario may become a refuge for people seeking relief from drought, sea-level rise and other climate-related extreme events in different parts of the U.S. and the world.
Guitarist Steve Fister plans homecoming concert to benefit Sportsmen's Americana Music Foundation
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 09:55 am
After years of touring the world, The Steve Fister Band is set to play intimate home gig.
The Porter's Gate links with Integrity Music to release second collective project: 'Neighbor Songs'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 09:55 am
Integrity Music is partnering with The Porter's Gate, a sacred ecumenical arts collective, to release its second project, titled "Neighbor Songs," on Oct. 25. The first track, "Nothing to Fear (feat. Audrey Assad)," is available.
Photos: Jazz Festival takes over Lewiston
Sun, Aug 25th 2019 02:00 pm
Some people smirk when Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston organizers state the event annually draws upward of 40,000 people. Those doubters were converted this past weekend, as people were elbow-to-elbow across Center Street, and cars were stacked all the way back to Oxbow Lane at the Lewiston event.
Skydive the Falls: New, unique offering for those of the daring persuasion
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
Visitors and residents of the River Region are certainly fortunate when it comes to the number and variety of experiences available in the area. From the arts to fantastic fishing, jet boats to wine trails, the living history of Old Fort Niagara to the high-caliber entertainment at Artpark, the countless festivals and so much more, nary a day goes by without something new, exciting and enjoyable for visitors as well as locals to partake in.
Lew-Port Academy hosts 'Creating Pathways to the Future'
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht club was the setting Thursday, Aug. 15, for "Creating Pathways to the Future," the signature event for Lewiston-Porter's Academy of International Business and Finance. AIBF advisory board members organized the fundraiser.
Village Board OK's 'Gallo 2' plan
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
Michael Hibbard's development plan, to transform the plaza at Center and North Fourth streets into a new, larger Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen, received approval at Monday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting.
Last licks of summer at The Silo
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
The Silo Restaurant is concluding a successful summer at the end of September.
WNY Welcome Center hosts GI Farmers Market Thursday evenings
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Farmers Market has moved to a new location this summer, the Western NY Welcome Center on Grand Island, and is held on Thursday evenings.
Elected officials say 'thanks' to town employees
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
Elected officials of the Town of Grand Island manned the barbecue and serving tables Tuesday to say "Thank you" to the town's employees and retirees at a picnic in the Town Commons.
 

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