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Gates officially close on record-breaking 180th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 10:30 am
The all-time attendance record for the Erie County Fair was shattered as the "Best 12 Days of Summer" in Western New York concluded Sunday night. Final 2019 attendance is 1,238,456. This number represents a 3.3% increase from 2018 and makes 2019's number the highest attended County Fair in the history of the Erie County Agricultural Society. The previous all-time record was achieved in 2014 (1,220,101).
Rob Ortt declares for NY-27
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:10 pm
Today, Bronze Star recipient and New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-Ref-North Tonawanda) declared his candidacy for New York's 27th Congressional District. At an event at the VFW Post 2535 in Lockport, Ortt delivered a speech that outlined his experiences as a soldier - in Afghanistan and defending the U.S. Southern border - his service as a state senator, and his campaign platform as a congressional candidate.
GM Lockport announces community grant recipients
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:05 pm
General Motors Co. GMCH Lockport Operations announced the recipients of its 2019 GM community grants: United Way of Greater Niagara, $30,000; Junior Achievement of Western New York, $10,000; and the Environmental Education Foundation of Soil and Water Conservation, $10,000.
'Last of the Hell Drivers' to take final lap at Erie County Fair
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 06:50 pm
At 84 years old, Tonny Petersen has defied death hundreds of times during his 65-year career as an automotive stunt performer. Tonight, Tonny takes one last spin on the Erie County Fair track as he looks death in the face once again, to perform one of his most famous stunts. The Erie County Fair welcomes Petersen, the "Last of the Legendary Hell Drivers," as part of the 2019 edition of the "Ultimate Night of Destruction" at 7 p.m.
Cuomo announces Niagara Falls as $10 Million Western New York winner of fourth-round Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 09:50 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the Niagara Falls' Bridge District will receive $10 million in funding as the Western New York winner of the fourth round of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.
Grimes celebrate 65th anniversary
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Grimes, residents of Grand Island since 1969, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 8.
Rabies detected on Grand Island
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Health has announced that two animals on Grand Island tested positive for rabies.
Dr. Ruth lauded for 49-year career on Grand Island
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Dr. Willard Ruth came to Grand Island early in his medical career to be close to family, not imagining he would work in one town for nearly five decades.
Lewiston: 'Big Bang' troupe Plasticiens Volants to bring 'Pearl' to Artpark
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Two summers ago, the French street theater group Plasticiens Volants wowed people when it debuted "Big Bang" Lewiston. The troupe told a story of creation through a dazzling mix of floating inflatables, videos, lights and music. Its colorful creations filled the night sky, and were manned by performers weaving in and out of the crowd.
Lewiston, as a work of art: Artist group looks to connect with Artpark, Destination Niagara, Greenway
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Village Mayor Anne Welch assembled a group of artists in mid-July with the intent of promoting Lewiston as an arts destination. They met again on Wednesday - this time with some notable additions - looking to implement strategies to increase public awareness.
Youngstown: Mug and Musket to host Jazz and Blues Weekend
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Those taking in all that next weekend's Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston has to offer need to circle Sept. 6, 7 and 8 on their calendars. Yes, that's Peach Festival weekend in Lewiston. But it's also Jazz Festival weekend in Youngstown.
Plan for 4th & Center calls for 'Gallo 2,' new digs for Sgt. Peppers, Brewed and Bottled
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 06:55 am
Fine art will meet coal-fired pizza when Michael Hibbard makes over the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Niagara Falls Sertoma Club 54th chicken BBQ approaching
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
Sertoma is short for "Service to mankind." While the Sertoma Club of Niagara Falls has its focus on serving the community, they're asking everyone to help support them, as they host their 54th chicken barbecue at The Oasis in Hyde Park.
Father learns braille with daughter after tragedy strikes
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
When a daughter is afflicted by illness, the most a parent can do is to be right there with her. Perhaps no one knows this better than Michael Gold, an attorney in Niagara Falls who deals with Elder Law and who is learning braille.
Town of Niagara: Public meeting on Bri Estates development
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
News came out on Aug. 8 that Double C Realty Inc., owner of property north of Colonial Drive in the Town of Niagara, had submitted a draft scoping document to the Town of Niagara Town Board. In response, the board has scheduled a public scoping meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, to gather public input.
Yellow Jack: Historically inspired music playing Oliver Street Art Festival
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
For art and music lovers, Yellow Jack, a folk and Americana band, will be sharing the stage, playing the 3-3:45 p.m. slot for the Oliver Street Arts Festival running noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, on Oliver Street between Robinson and Schenck streets in North Tonawanda.
Mayor's Park Playground, kid-designed, volunteer-built
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
A new addition for the community surrounding Mayor's Park in North Tonawanda, which all kids and families will want to utilize, is now complete and open for kids of all ages and abilities.
Seneca Niagara Casino: $40M 'Seneca Arrival Experience' now open
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 11:20 pm
Seneca Gaming Corp. officials invited the media to tour the hotel side of Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino on Thursday. They officially unveiled a $40 million renovation of the Seneca Niagara Event Center, hotel front entrance and mezzanine, and The Lobby Bar. Outside, the grounds have new landscaping and statues, additional lanes of traffic, new parking lots, and a brand-new staging area for outdoor concerts.
Rick Springfield brings 'Jessie's Girl,' Tommy Tutone & Loverboy to Artpark
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 02:50 pm
"Tuesdays in the Park" boasted a triple-bill with Tommy Tutone, Loverboy and headliner Rick Springfield. The "Best in Show" tour offered more than three hours of high-energy performances, complete with a smorgasbord of hit songs and some unexpected fan interactions.
Unyts is now ConnectLife
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 12:15 pm
Unyts, the only local organ, eye, tissue and blood donor services network, announced Thursday it rebranded to ConnectLife and moved its headquarters to Williamsville.
Out with a bang: Old Fort Niagara's 'War of 1812 Encampment' features evening battle
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 12:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara is hosting its final reenactment of the season, the "War of 1812 Encampment," on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at the National Historic Landmark in Youngstown. This encampment portrays the British attack on Fort Niagara during the American occupation in December 1813, and includes a special evening battle and daily activities for all.
Evren joins primary care team at Golisano Center
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:55 am
Sevan Evren, D.O., has joined the primary care team at the Niagara Falls Memorial Primary Center, located in the Golisano Center for Community Health, 533 10th St.
NYS Speaker Heastie visits New Era Field on his 2019 statewide tour
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:50 am
New York State Speaker Carl Heastie on Tuesday continued his annual statewide tour with stops at New Era Field in Orchard Park, Lackawanna City Hall and the Blackthorn Restaurant & Pub in South Buffalo. He was accompanied by Assemblyman Pat Burke.
Niagara County to hold career fair in North Tonawanda
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:50 am
The Niagara County Workforce Development Board and Niagara's WorkSourceOne will hold a career fair from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Wurlitzer Events, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.
Study: Air pollution can accelerate lung disease as much as a pack of cigarettes a day
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:50 am
Air pollution, especially ozone air pollution that's increasing with climate change, accelerates the progression of emphysema of the lung, according to a new study led by the University of Washington, Columbia University and the University at Buffalo.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy receives $3 million Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation grant
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:40 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation awarded it a $3 million grant, supporting key initiatives for the City of Buffalo's signature park system.
Free emergency training in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:25 pm
readMedia: New York National Guard troops, in cooperation with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), will present a free disaster preparedness class at the Niagara County Crossfire Community and Emergency Services Training Academy in Ransomville on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
AARP opens new outdoor fitness park in Buffalo at Horace 'Billy' Johnson Park
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:25 pm
AARP New York State Director Beth Finkel recently opened an AARP-sponsored outdoor fitness park in Buffalo's Horace "Billy" Johnson Park - the fifth such park to open in the U.S., and the only one planned in New York.
Museum of disABILITY History 'Kids Day' event encourages inclusion for all ages & abilities
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:15 pm
Before the summer ends, the Museum of disABILITY History will host "Kids Day" from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at 3826 Main St., Buffalo. The family-friendly event encourages inclusion for all ages and abilities in the community. It will include guest appearances from Justice League of Western New York, princesses from A Dream is a Wish Entertainment and visitors from Buffalo Furries. Activities include: Crafts, free food, face-painting and free museum gallery tours, among other happenings.
Fan Appreciation Night this Friday at Ransomville Speedway
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:15 pm
This Friday night, Ransomville Speedway will salute the fans in the stands on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Firth Jewelers and Relco Systems.
43North announces its 2019 semifinalists
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:15 pm
43North's judges have whittled more than 500 applicants to 129 semifinalists for 43North's sixth annual $5 million startup competition. As judges reviewed the applications, they emphasized compatibility with Buffalo, company traction, team quality, and previous capital raised, officials announced.
Carriage House Players announce 2019-20 season; productions at Kenan Center's Taylor Theater
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
The Carriage House Players recently announced its 2019-20 theater season, to be staged at the Taylor Theater in Lockport.
Lyft expands 'Wheels for All Grants' program to continue supporting local nonprofits in Buffalo with free or discounted rides
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
Lyft, whose mission is to improve people's lives with the world's best transportation, recently announced the expansion of its "Wheels for All Grants" program to support the work of Buffalo-area nonprofit organizations focused on building connected, stronger, more equitable communities.
Buffalo conference to focus on living well with dementia
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
An educational conference for those living with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or the early stages of dementia is being planned for Aug. 24 in Buffalo.
Canisius College receives grant to provide exercise program for children with autism spectrum disorder
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
Canisius College was awarded a $25,000 grant to support "The GRIFFit High-Intensity Exercise Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Western New York" from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation Legacy Fund administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
Head to a fair & find a job: AAA now hiring in preparation for fall & winter
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 12:55 pm
AAA Western and Central New York is now hiring. It has a number of job openings for full-time roadside assistance drivers, contact center associates and driver training associates.
'America's Got Talent' reveals first 12 acts headed to Dolby Theatre for start of live shows
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:15 pm
"America's Got Talent," summer's most-watched show, heads to the Dolby Theatre on Tuesday, Aug. 13 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) for the start of season 14 live shows. America will now decide who moves forward and who will capture the ultimate prize.
E-ONE onsite interview event
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
E-ONE, Western New York's local manufacturer of stainless steel fire trucks, is hosting an onsite interview event this Thursday, Aug. 15. E-ONE has a number of open full-time positions within its manufacturing and factory service departments. Job seekers interested in a career building powerful vehicles for everyday heroes are encouraged to bring their resume and stop by.
Strates sets single-day record at Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The James E. Strates Shows announced that it has reached an all-time, single day gross revenue record at the Erie County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10. This single day milestone was just one day of a record-breaking opening weekend in Hamburg, as the Strates Shows celebrates its 95th year providing the amusements at the Erie County Fair. Gross revenues for the Strates Shows midway are trending 25% over 2018 number.