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Test drive an electric car at Niagara Power Vista
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
Ever wonder what it's like to drive an electric car? The New York Power Authority invites readers to come to the Niagara Power Vista on Saturday, Aug. 24, and find out.
'BH90210' posts highest-rated summer series debut in more than 2 years
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The live + 3 day ratings for the launch of "BH90210" are in, and its 2.1/11 L3 among adults 18-49 marks this summer's highest-rated series debut, as well as the No. 1 summer series premiere in more than two years. "BH90210" delivered 6.1 million multiplatform viewers and now ranks as FOX's most-streamed summer debut ever.
Skillet's 'Victorious' debuts at No. 1
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
Multi-Platinum-selling Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet are celebrating the No. 1 debut on both the top rock and Christian SoundScan charts for their new LP, "Victorious." The album also entered at No. 3 on Billboard's top current album chart, and Top 20 (No. 17) on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
'Trucks at the Tracks' happy hour planned for Niagara Falls Train Station
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The public is invited to eat, drink, dance and mingle at the first "Trucks at the Tracks" happy hour celebration from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, outside the Niagara Falls Train Station (825 Depot Ave. W.).
ECHDC board approves contracts to move Buffalo's Outer Harbor projects forward
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met and approved three contracts that will move projects forward on Buffalo's Outer Harbor. The contracts will provide for the architectural and engineering design for projects emphasizing recreation in three unique waterfront zones: First Buffalo River Marina; the vast acreage between Wilkeson Pointe and Bell Slip; and Terminal B.
David Leonard set to release 'The Wait: Silence The Noise' on Aug. 30
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
David Leonard, formerly one-half of the Grammy Award-nominated duo All Sons & Daughters and a former touring member of acclaimed band NEEDTOBREATHE, released his solo debut, "The Wait," earlier this year - and to much praise. On Aug. 30, Leonard will release "The Wait: Silence The Noise," a collection of "The Wait" songs newly recorded where the lyrics become the focus. The first song, "Know Your Heart," is available now along with the preorder HERE.
PHOTOS: Artpark Percussion Garden in bloom again with 'Bridges' garden
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 12:45 pm
The Artpark Percussion Garden is annually in bloom. Each year, new interactive installations come to life and add a fresh dimension to the scenic area of the park. The latest piece is a sculptural collaboration titled "The Artpark Bridges Garden." It opened Monday.
23rd annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara to benefit individuals with Down syndrome, GiGi's Playhouse of Buffalo
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:50 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc. announces its 23rd annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara, WNY's Down Syndrome awareness walk of Buffalo and Niagara County. The event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, as part of the Niagara County Peach Festival parade in Lewiston.
'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Riverdale,' 'Spider-Man: Far From Home,' 'Stranger Things,' BTS score at Teen Choice Awards
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:10 am
The star-studded event featured performances by OneRepublic, Blanco Brown, Mabel, Monsta X, CNCO, Jordan McGraw with special guest Sarah Hyland, Johnny Orlando, Jacob Sartorius, Zhavia, and Hayden Summerall.
Kevin Harvick wins Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway on NBCSN
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:05 am
Kevin Harvick took the checkered flag in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Consumers Energy 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Sunday afternoon on NBCSN for his second win of the 2019 season.
AAA: Pump prices continue to drop; Motorists enjoy lower prices for final weeks of summer
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:00 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.65, down 6 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.86. The New York state average is $2.84, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $3.01.
Gooch presents donation to Gold Star Moms
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 09:35 am
On Thursday evening, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch of Wheatfield presented a donation to a veterans military families support organization.
PHOTOS: Winners announced at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed the winners of the 2019 Lewiston Art Festival.
Nate McMurray announces 2020 bid for Congress in letter to supporters
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:35 am
Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray released the following on Saturday:
Niagara County honors Purple Heart recipients
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:25 am
Niagara County's Purple Heart recipients were honored Wednesday evening at a special ceremony organized by the office of Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski.
National Fuel reminds customers to 'Call Before You Dig'
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:20 am
In recognition of 811 Day on Aug. 11, National Fuel reminds homeowners and professional contractors to "Call Before You Dig."
Hastings Cohn joins Hunt Commercial Real Estate
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:20 am
HUNT Commercial Real Estate, the largest commercial real estate brokerage in Buffalo, announced Hastings Cohn Real Estate has joined the firm as the Hastings Group. The Hastings Group will operate out of the HUNT Commercial headquarters in the Brisbane Building at 403 Main St.
DOT traveler advisory for Niagara Scenic Parkway, Packard Road area
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:20 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced work is continuing on the project to remove a portion of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, new detours are scheduled to begin.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute chef wins National Educator of the Year award
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:20 am
Chef Scott Steiner, assistant professor and culinary arts program coordinator at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) was awarded the American Culinary Federation National Chef Educator of the Year award at the ACF Conference in Orlando.
Grand Island Board of Education: Huth Road Elementary PTA president blasts principal search process
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 am
The Huth Road Elementary School PTA president blasted the hiring process undertaken by the Grand Island Central School District after the Board of Education filled the vacant principal job at the school.
15 from Trinity United Methodist Church go on mission trip to North Carolina
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:05 am
Ever hear of a natural disaster in the news and wonder what can be done to help? Fifteen members of Trinity United Methodist Church of Grand Island just returned from Wilmington, North Carolina, from a week's visit to restore dignity, hope and safe living conditions for three families whose lives changed last September.
Discover a new world inside Vista North
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Over the hills, around the bend and behind the sweeping drives lies a hidden gem recently discovered by a handful of Lewiston residents. Vista North is a Ridge Road subdivision offering spacious lots for those with big imagination.
Youngstown officer praised by residents at meeting
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
At the Village of Youngstown Board of Trustees regular board meeting and subsequent work session on Thursday night, Kristine Ripson and Wendy Shaw thanked Youngstown Chief of Police Mike Schuey and officer John Emmons for Emmons's quick response to a medical emergency and saving the life of Ripson's cousin.
Innovative fundraisers at Youngstown Free Library
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Those neat activities and community offerings found at the Youngstown Free Library just continue to pop up - the latest being some innovative fundraising ventures.
Historical Association of Lewiston announces trio of programs
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Mark your calendar for the three special events coming to Lewiston, as the Historical Association of Lewiston continues its quest to share Lewiston's unique history and offer great education and entertainment to citizens.
Community Education returns to Lew-Port
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
A new school year is around the corner and excitement is starting to build around the Lewiston-Porter School District.
Can You Help? Western New York Walk to End Hydrocephalus
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Before the age of 1, Becky Goldberg Petty's son, Simon (pictured), already had two brain surgeries to treat a condition called hydrocephalus, and there is a chance he could need another surgery at any moment.
Kelly's Country Store hosts weekly Food Truck Friday Night
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
On Friday, Aug. 2, Kelly's Country Store at 3121 Grand Island Blvd. on Grand Island hosted the second of its weekly Food Truck Friday Night from 5-8 p.m. The week's food truck options include five local favorites: Anderson's, Dirty Bird, Hawaiian BBQ, Maria's Bene Cibo, Sassi Cakes and Nickel City Vice.
Erie County Legislature: Hardwick assesses county roadwork
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Preparation for the rehabilitation of Baseline Road on Grand Island has commenced, starting with a total shoulder reconstruction to help alleviate previous drainage issues that existed on the two-and-a-half-mile stretch being repaired by Erie County this year. According to Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, who represents Grand Island in the Erie County Legislature, the portion from Whitehaven to East River will require decreased speed and additional caution while the work takes place.
Francesca Battistelli releases remix of 'Defender'
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
Grammy Award-winner Francesca Battistelli releases "Defender (Neon Feather Remix)" across all DSPs today. The new version of the song is a richly textured spin-off of the original ballad, giving the powerful worship anthem a fresh perspective.
Higgins: $500,0000-plus for Community Health Centers in Western New York
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced over $500,000 for Federally Qualified Health Centers in Western New York. Three grants, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for $167,000 each, are being awarded to Jericho Road, the Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center and the Community Health Center of Buffalo.
Jacobs calls for suspension of Grand Island tolls until Canadian drivers pay 'fair share'
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs is calling on the New York State Thruway Authority to stop charging tolls at the Grand Island bridges until Canadian drivers are also required to pay tolls.
Dates announced for 2020 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
WNED | WBFO and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra announced the 2020 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition will be June 3-6, 2020. Renowned concert guitarists Joanne Castellani and Michael Andriaccio will return as artistic directors. Judges for the 2020 competition include Castellani and Andriaccio, along with guitar masters Roberto Aussel, Rene Izquierdo, Martha Masters, Judicael Perroy and Raphaella Smits.
Grace VanderWaal releases new song 'Waste My Time'
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
Singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal released her new song "Waste My Time" today - listen HERE. The groovy track was penned by Grace and produced by Ido Zmishlany. In tandem with the new song, Grace also unveiled the official video. It features a concept that was visualized by Grace herself and directed by Blythe Thomas. Watch the video HERE.
Hootie & The Blowfish announce new album, 'Imperfect Circle'
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
As a summer of sold-out shows celebrated by fans and critics alike nears its celebratory three-night U.S. finale in Columbia, South Carolina, the band Billboard praises as "back and better than ever" will continue the excitement into the fall with the announcement of "Imperfect Circle," the first new album from Hootie & the Blowfish in nearly 15 years.
Call for work: '20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York'
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
In February 2020, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will present "20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York." This exhibition, on view from Feb. 16 to Aug. 16, will be the first comprehensive regional art exhibition to focus on women artists living in Western New York.
Churches partner to help orphans
Fri, Aug 9th 2019 06:00 pm
Members of the St. Paul's Lutheran Haiti mission team were presented with a check that is part of the memorial fund for Becky Leder from Faith Lutheran in Newfane. The check was presented during church services held on Clark Island in Wilson last Sunday.
Premiere of Disney Channel's 'Descendants 3' is cable's highest-rated telecast in 2 years with youth
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 09:05 pm
Young "Descendants" viewers repped their block, making the premiere of "Descendants 3" (Friday, Aug. 2) cable TV's highest-rated telecast in over two years among kids 6-11, tweens 9-14, girls 6-11 and girls 9-14, according to L+3 data.
Kearns honors 37 Erie County Purple Heart recipients
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 09:05 pm
On Wednesday, in honor of Purple Heart Day, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns recognized Erie County Purple Heart recipients added to the William J. Donovan Purple Heart Book of Merit for 2019.
Professional gamer Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins faces off against NFL Pro Bowl wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster; Jerry Springer challenges former Buffalo Bills QB Doug Flutie on ABC's 'Celebrity Family Feud'
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 09:00 pm
Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, a "Fortnite" megastar, looks to upset NFL Pro Bowl Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver and gaming enthusiast JuJu Smith-Schuster as they compete to win cash for their charities. The next game of the night features legendary talk show host Jerry Springer taking on former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie on a star-studded episode of "Celebrity Family Feud," airing Sunday, Aug. 25 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC. Episodes can also be viewed the next day on, the ABC app and Hulu.