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Gas price increases slow as US stocks grow
Mon, May 6th 2019 04:20 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.90, up 1 cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.81. The New York state average is $2.97 - also up 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.95.
Rallies in support of travel & tourism industry as National Travel and Tourism Week begins
Mon, May 6th 2019 04:20 pm
It's the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), and AAA Western and Central New York is celebrating how travel powers our economies, strengthens our communities and changes our lives.
UB professor shares with NAM successes of telemedicine program that integrates treating opioid use disorder & HCV
Mon, May 6th 2019 04:20 pm
A University at Buffalo professor who has pioneered the use of telemedicine to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients who are in opioid treatment programs will share the successes of this approach with the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today in Washington, D.C.
Collins addresses rising water levels along Western New York shoreline
Mon, May 6th 2019 03:50 pm
On Monday, Congressman Chris Collins addressed the rising water levels of Lake Ontario at the Oak Orchard Harbor. He has continually pointed to the International Joint Commission (IJC) and its Plan 2014 as the reason for the continued flood concerns.
5th annual 'Red Nose Day Special' to showcase night of music, comedy & Hollywood's biggest names
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:40 pm
A star-studded cast of Hollywood favorites is coming together to have fun, raise money and change lives for children in need in NBC's "Red Nose Day Special," airing Thursday, May 23 (8-10 p.m. ET). The primetime event will feature music, comedy and heartfelt films shedding light on children in need.
Amidst controversy, NBC Sports matches best Kentucky Derby overnight since 1990
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:35 pm
NBC Sports' coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby on NBC followed immediately by the primetime Columbus Blue Jackets-Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Playoff Game 5 on Saturday delivered multiple overnight ratings milestones, according to data provided by Nielsen.
Ryan Stevenson drops new version of current single, 'With Lifted Hands,' featuring Martin Smith
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:35 pm
Award-winning artist Ryan Stevenson has released a new version of his current single, "With Lifted Hands." This brand-new rendition features Martin Smith, the founding member of the modern worship band Delirious?
'American Idol' down to 5
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:35 pm
The stakes were high as the remaining "American Idol" finalists sang their hearts out Sunday in hopes of winning America's vote and advancing to the next phase of the competition.
'First Responders Night' & (hopefully) no rain this Friday at Ransomville Speedway
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:35 pm
Ransomville Speedway hopes to finally wave the green flag on the 2019 season this Friday night, as Live Edge Brewery presents "First Responders Night" at the "Big R." Back-to-back rainouts for the first two events delayed the opening of a new season of Friday night DIRTcar racing.
Spalding Ace & Standish Jones raise over $1,500 for Niagara Hospice
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:10 pm
Spalding Ace Hardware in Lockport and Standish Jones Building supply in Gasport recently presented Niagara Hospice with $1,593.43, which was raised by asking customers during the month of March to round up their change for Hospice. This year's donation topped the 2018 total by $800 - and officials said they hope to raise even more next year.
Tully's Good Times Restaurants supports Special Olympics New York in May
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:10 pm
In its sixth year as a major sponsor, Tully's Good Times Restaurants will expand its fundraising effort and team up with law enforcement agencies to support the Special Olympics New York, specifically in the Central, Western, Northern New York and the Southern Tier. The goal is to raise $10,000 for the upcoming Special Olympics New York Summer Games.
'Wheel in the Sky' keeps on turnin': Journey ready to rock Seneca Niagara Events Center
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:00 pm
The Seneca Niagara Events Center will host rock 'n' roll royalty, when multi-Platinum-selling band Journey performs inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Friday, May 10, and start at $95.
Chris Isaak with special guest Marc Broussard to perform July 30 at Artpark
Mon, May 6th 2019 12:55 pm
Award-winning singer-songwriter Chris Isaak with special guest Marc Broussard will perform on July 30 in the Artpark Amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10.
Thousands of New Yorkers participate in state's 8th annual 'I Love My Park Day'
Mon, May 6th 2019 12:55 pm
Thousands of volunteers participated Saturday in the eighth annual "I Love My Park Day," helping with community cleanup, beautification and stewardship events at more than 140 state parks, historic sites and public lands across New York. An estimated 8,000 volunteers participated in 250 park and trail projects, including planting trees and gardens, clearing debris, restoring trails and wildlife habitats, cleaning shorelines and beachfronts and more.
Honoring our heroes: M&T Bank, Buffalo Bills Foundation sponsor honor flight
Mon, May 6th 2019 12:45 pm
Thanks to charitable contributions from M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills Foundation, 53 local veterans boarded a special Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight headed to Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
State agencies encourage New Yorkers to support small businesses
Mon, May 6th 2019 12:45 pm
Empire State Development and the state departments of Labor, Agriculture and Markets, and Taxation and Finance encourage New Yorkers to support local small businesses during National Small Business Week from May 5-11. A cornerstone of the state's economy, the more than 530,000 small business proprietors across New York account for 98 percent of all businesses and employ more than 3 million people, which is 40 percent of the state's private sector workforce.
Your donations can 'Stamp Out Hunger': Food drive set for May 11
Mon, May 6th 2019 07:00 am
On Saturday, May 11, the National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This annual tradition allows communities throughout the country to give back to those in need, all without leaving their home!
Lewiston Highway Department to begin micro-paving
Mon, May 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Highway Department announced it would begin micro-paving on a number of roads throughout the town, starting the week of May 13.
Buffalo Geological Society science event
Mon, May 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo Geological Society and the Town of West Seneca are collaborating on a geological and natural science event in the new Town of West Seneca Community Center and the West Seneca Library at 1300 Union Road. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 17, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, with free admission and parking.
Erie County 'DPW+EMS' Day May 18
Mon, May 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Public Works and the Division of Emergency Medical Services in the Department of Health have announced "DPW+EMS Day."
2019 Chamber Gala: Niagara Frontier Publications to receive Chairman's Partnership Award
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications has been chosen as the 2019 Chairman's Partnership Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Christine O'Hara. We are proud to have a company that believes in the value of local news reporting and promoting our businesses, residents, achievements, organizations and community.
Lower Niagara River boating on hold: Lewiston Landing rehab, flooding threats disrupt summer river interests
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Thanks to higher-than-normal precipitation over the past few months in the Midwest, coupled with a melting snow pack throughout much of the Great Lakes, water levels across the system are above their long-term averages - and expected to remain that way for some time. Additionally, threats of lakeshore flooding are becoming more likely.
First Presbyterian Church, cemetery achieve historic milestone
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
After a lengthy application process, the First Presbyterian Church, and the cemetery beside it, are one step closer to achieving a coveted milestone: Designation to the National Register of Historic Places.
Frontier House grounds receive some TLC
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Efforts to rehabilitate and reopen the historic Frontier House began last weekend, when a team of five men from Blooms Relax Landscaping manicured the green space in front of and around the 195-year-old building, and cleaned up the children's' play area once used by McDonald's Restaurant.
Spicey Pickle celebrates 5th anniversary in Lewiston
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Sunday is not only Cinco de Mayo, it's also the fifth anniversary of The Spicey Pickle. The Center Street Mexican eatery will mark this milestone by doing what it does each May 5: throwing a party.
St. Peter's to serve as new home for former Niagara Catholic statue of Mary
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
A dedication ceremony will take place as part of the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 26. The statue will be part of a newly landscaped area.
NCCC begins presidential candidate public forums
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
On Thursday, Niagara County Community College hosted the first of three public forums to introduce its presidential candidates. The forum also gave attendees the chance to ask the candidate presenting several questions they may have regarding the college.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion: Volunteers make quick work at 'Sod Party'
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Installation of new sod at the DeGlopper Memorial Saturday morning was nearly completed before lunchtime thanks to dozens of volunteers.
Hundreds attend GI Lions Club spaghetti dinner
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Hundreds of supporters of the Grand Island Lions Club were lined up for pasta and to support the club's Special Kids Picnic for children with special needs.
Obituary: Jean (Birchall) Milks McNally
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Jean (Birchall) Milks McNally, 86, of Jupiter, Florida, passed away on April 23, 2019, at Jupiter Medical Center.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: 'Flapjack Fundraiser' May 19 at Applebee's
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island plans a "Flapjack Fundraiser" from 8-10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at Applebee's restaurant, 1608 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Children run collection drive for homeless dogs, cats
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Sixth-grade students from St. Stephen R.C. Church religious education support Joyful Rescues, a team of volunteer animal lovers who help homeless dogs and cats in need of love, affection and forever homes. The children collected supplies and monetary donations to benefit the rescue and donated them at Pet Smart's Orchard Park location, which hosts the organization each Saturday so they can showcase their pets.
Obituary: Kenneth W. Carter
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Kenneth W. Carter of Grand Island unexpectedly passed away on April 25, 2019.
Despite mud, crowds swim to Smelt Fest
Fri, May 3rd 2019 11:05 pm
As predicted, the Lewiston Smelt Festival was about 55 and overcast on Friday. What was an unexpected surprise was the amount of mud within Academy Park, where the annual event relocated for 2019. To counter the conditions, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brought in an oversized party tent and buckets of wood chips.
Hollyn set to release 6-song EP, 'bye, sad girl.'
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:25 pm
Gotee Records' Hollyn has announced her new, six-song EP, "bye, sad girl.," will release on Sept. 6. The lead song from the project, "i feel bad for you," is available today. This song was co-written and produced by Cole Walowac (NF, Aaron Cole). Leading up to the release in September, a new song will be available each month.
Susan Boyle releases new track, video for 'A Million Dreams' duet with Michael Ball
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:25 pm
Susan Boyle has released a new duet with British musical legend, Michael Ball, OBE. The chart-topping Ball, who began his career in "Les Miserables," has joined forces with the Scottish phenomenon who started her career on "BGT" with the now-iconic rendition of the "Les Miserables" song "I Dreamed A Dream."
Phil Wickham unveils brand-new 'Singalong 4 (LIVE)' with exclusive premiere of visual album on Apple Music
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:25 pm
Worship Leader Phil Wickham unveiled "Singalong 4 (LIVE)" on Friday. Featuring special guests Matt Redman and Brian and Jenn Johnson (Bethel Music), the live worship experience captures a special evening of raw and honest worship that took place in California with Wickham and friends alongside a community of worshipers.
Full-length Influencers album 'Just The Cross' to street May 17
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:25 pm
Influencers will drop a brand-new album, "Just The Cross," on May 17.
'Good Morning America' launches 2019 summer concert series with global superstars BTS
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
On Friday morning, ABC News' "Good Morning America" slid into summer and revealed its lineup for the 2019 summer concert series. K-pop megastars BTS will kick off the series this year on Wednesday, May 15.
Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act: Higgins joins bipartisan group leading legislation to fix tax bill hit on families of fallen servicemembers
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced introduction of bipartisan legislation to, what his camp called, "fix a new provision of the tax code hurting the families of our fallen military."

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