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Buffalo General Medical Center goes red, white & blue for Bellavia
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 10:20 am
Buffalo General Medical Center, a Kaleida Health facility, is being lit red, white and blue in honor of Western New York native David Bellavia, who today will receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump.
Artpark's Native American-themed Strawberry Moon Festival serves to unite community
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 08:10 pm
Artpark & Company's first Strawberry Moon Festival served as a means to educate the community on the Tuscarora and Cayuga nations through Native American singing, dancing, crafts, fare and even a parade. Culture and customs were defined, explained and then presented to hundreds of onlookers - onlookers who were invited to become participants.
Ransomville to light up night sky with 'Fireworks Night' this Friday
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 04:35 pm
Ransomville Speedway will get racers and fans from both sides of the border ready for a busy holiday week this Friday, June 28, with "Fireworks Night at the 'Big R' " presented by uBreakiFix of Western New York, Hy-Tech Concrete, Moley Magnetics, Hebeler Sales & Service and Scott Joy Trucking.
'Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda' finishes as night's No. 1 TV show
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 04:30 pm
Boosted by "Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda" from 8-10 p.m., ABC won Sunday night by 40% over its nearest competition with adults 18-49 (0.7/4 vs. 0.5/3 on NBC).
Robin Roberts hosts ABC News special celebrating timeless appeal of 'The Lion King' with cast interviews & exclusive unreleased scene from new film
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 04:30 pm
Robin Roberts and ABC News will bring viewers into the heart of "The Lion King's" timeless appeal and capture the excitement of the highly anticipated new film with the primetime special "The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts." Airing Tuesday, July 16 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC, the one-hour special, hosted and co-executive produced by Roberts, features interviews with cast and crew, special behind-the-scenes footage and the debut of an exclusive unreleased scene from the new movie.
Niagara County scores another federal brownfields grant
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $9.3 million in supplemental funding for 24 current successful brownfields revolving loan fund (RLF) grantees nationwide.
Niagara University Repertory Theatre presents free children's theater at NU & Artpark
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
This summer, the Niagara University Theater Department's 40-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues.
Catholic Health hosts free summer yoga series & open house at Mt. St. Mary's Health Center Lockport
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
Catholic Health is hosting "Get Centered Wednesdays: Yoga and Wellness" throughout the summer at Mount St. Mary's Health Center Lockport, 6000 Brockton Drive, Suite 106. Niagara County residents are invited to join in from 5-7 p.m. July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 for a free yoga class and open house.
Capacity-building working group hires director
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
A new working group comprised of five foundations and two consultants dedicated to supporting area nonprofits has hired Katie Pieri as its first director. The collaborative group is focused on Western New York and Monroe County and aims to strengthen communities by increasing the capacities of the nonprofit organizations that serve those communities.
The Big Easy in Buffalo announces 2019 summer series
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
The Big Easy in Buffalo announced its summer series of five concerts featuring Louisiana musicians at five different venues, with four of the five being free to the public.
Gas prices continue to fall across region
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:35 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.66, down 3 cents from last week.
Northpointe Council announces Trott Access Center expansion
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:30 am
Niagara County officials joined elected leaders Friday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially announce Northpointe Council's relocation and expansion in the Trott Access Center in Niagara Falls.
EPA takes important step to further protect children from exposure to lead-contaminated dust
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:30 am
On Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, announced new, tighter standards for lead in dust on floors and windowsills to protect children from the harmful effects of lead exposure.
FASNY: Leave fireworks to the professionals!
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 07:00 am
The Fourth of July holiday is rapidly approaching and, with it, the annual fireworks shows. Although sparklers and similar items can be bought and sold in much of New York state, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to leave these devices to trained professionals. Instead, FASNY encourages New Yorkers to attend one of the many professional fireworks displays offered throughout the state.
Buffalo Sabres take Dylan Cozens & Ryan Johnson in first round of 2019 NHL Draft; select four players on day 2
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 09:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres selected forward Dylan Cozens and defenseman Ryan Johnson in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday.
Sign of the times? Lee Simonson issues report calling for less clutter in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:05 am
In a recently compiled report, the former Niagara County legislator said Lewiston is choking on a hodgepodge of signs, utility poles and wires, and it needs to be saved.
Lewiston Library presentation sheds light on Frontier House's past, offers hope for building's future
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Why was the Frontier House built almost 200 years ago, and what will it look like a year from now?
National Grid, NYSERDA funding new Village of Lewiston streetlights at no cost to residents
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board recently learned it's the recipient of an unexpected gift.
Lew-Port senior embarks on new life chapter with USMC
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Members of Lewiston-Porter's Class of 2019 will take to the stage at Artpark on Friday evening for their high school commencement ceremony. But as they receive their diplomas and special honors, one class member will not be there. He'll already be embarking on the next chapter in his life - that of service to country.
ALL ABOARD: Discovering Niagara's shuttle
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle kicked off its fourth season last month, connecting riders to 17 destination sites along a 14-mile route from Niagara Falls to Fort Niagara. Overseen by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA), the free hop-on, hop-off service has serviced over 105,000 riders from across the globe since its inception in 2016.
NPSL International Tournament brings teams, excitement to Youngstown
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Niagara County's longest-running annual youth sporting event is set to kick off once again next week.
Grand Island: Town Board discusses mowing on West River
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board's workshop meeting Monday was its first chance to discuss mowing on the West River Connector Trail since the state revisited its maintenance plans last week.
Grand Island: Board approves special use permit for B&B
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
After tabling the matter at its last meeting, the Town Board voted 4-1 to approve a special use permit for applicant Jie Zhu to have a bed and breakfast at 2568 West Oakfield Road. The board approved the permit, which is renewable yearly, with conditions.
Obituary: Richard C. 'Bud' Whiting
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Richard C. "Bud" Whiting, formerly of Grand Island, passed away June 13, 2019.
Rotary Club of Grand Island Shred It event called 'huge success'
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island called its annual Shred It event "a huge success" on Saturday, June 15, as over two tons of documents were shredded and more than $3,000 was raised for the club to use for youth programs in the town.
Wedding: Webb-Lanphier
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 06:55 am
Amanda Webb and Michael Lanphier were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on June 1, 2019, at Colonial Gardens B&B in Williamsburg, Virginia, where a reception followed.
'Big 4' basketball coaches partner with American Cancer Society to support life-saving work against cancer
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members will unite for the American Cancer Society's "Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Happy Hour" in an effort to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at The Lafayette, 391 Washington St. Buffalo.
UB renames Kapoor Hall
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
The University at Buffalo is renaming the building that is home to its School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences after the SUNY Board of Trustees passed a resolution revoking the building's current name.
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres invited to White House
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres attended the Polish-American Reception at the White House last week in which President of Poland Andrzej Duda joined President Donald Trump in honoring Americans with Polish heritage.
Arts Services Initiative enters next chapter of governance with new board leadership
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
After eight years of serving as founding president of Arts Services Initiative's board of directors, Randy Kramer is passing the torch to Vice President Broderick Cason. The transition marks the beginning of a new chapter for ASI, as it evolves from budding nonprofit to established organization with both a regional and statewide reach.
EPA: $9.3 million in supplemental funds to clean up & reuse brownfield sites in communities across US
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $9.3 million in supplemental funding for 24 current successful brownfields revolving loan fund (RLF) grantees. The supplemental funds are going to communities that have demonstrated success in using their RLF to clean up and redevelop brownfield sites. The funds will be used to continue progress in reusing vacant and abandoned properties and turning them into community assets such as housing, recreation and open space, health facilities, social services and commerce opportunities.
Artists from Intandem display their works at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has unveiled a fourth series of works from artists of Intandem. The works were created by people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities during fine arts classes. The newest display is located in the hospital's main hallway.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute celebrates 5 years of success in region
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:30 pm
The Niagara Global Tourism Institute, a Niagara University-led initiative to transform the regional tourism industry, is kicking off summer by celebrating five years of operational success in the region.
Assembly, Senate pass legislation to decriminalize marijuana
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:30 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Majority Leader Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes and Codes Committee Chair Joseph R. Lentol announced Thursday the Assembly passed legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and expunge the records of those with low-level convictions (A.8420-A, Peoples-Stokes).
Goo Goo Dolls return with new single 'Miracle Pill'
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:30 pm
Multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have unveiled their new single, "Miracle Pill," via Warner Records. The track will be featured on the band's brand-new album. also titled "Miracle Pill," which is set to be released this fall.
Zach Williams releases new single, 'Rescue Story,' from upcoming album
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:25 pm
Award-winning artist and songwriter Zach Williams announced the release of "Rescue Story," his brand-new song that is now at radio stations across the U.S. and at all digital and streaming platforms. "Rescue Story" is the first to release from Williams' upcoming album, slated to release this fall.
Riley Clemmons drops multi-track of 'Fighting For Me'
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:25 pm
Riley Clemmons is releasing a brand-new, multi-track single of "Fighting For Me" today, housing a piano and remix version of the resonating song. "Fighting For Me" has gained a lot of popularity, being streamed 2.4 million times, along with over 420,000 views of the lyric video on YouTube.
Maid of the Mist summer season preview
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:25 pm
Put on your ponchos and sandals - the Maid of the Mist season is officially underway. Adventure-lovers and thrill-seekers from all over the world are lining up to get an up-close look at one of the greatest (and wettest) marvels in the natural world.
Obituary: Father Lynn M. Shumway
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo reports the passing Wednesday, June 12, 2019, of Father Lynn Shumway.
Niagara Falls: 'Old Falls Street Block Party' concert series presented by Sheraton
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 06:00 pm
Summer kicks off in Niagara Falls tonight with the start of the 2019 "Old Falls Street Block Party" concert series, sponsored by Old Falls Street USA and presented by Sheraton Niagara Falls. A diverse lineup of new and returning musicians will perform at 7 pm. each Friday next to the hotel.

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