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Niagara County Veterans Day programs
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 06:25 pm
Additional Veterans Day events in Niagara County this weekend include:
St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital to hold annual holiday bazaar
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 06:25 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will conduct its annual holiday bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in the hospital's south (main) lobby.
LPD K-9 Shadow wins Aftermath grant
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 06:25 pm
The Lewiston Police Department announced this week the national Aftermath K-9 Grant Program voting results found K-9 Shadow, pictured, finishing an impressive first among the 36-department New England Region, He also tied for sixth in the nationwide six-region contest, among hundreds of law enforcement agencies.
NCCC awaits final approval for new president
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 06:15 pm
Niagara County Community College's search for a president is finished, according to board of trustees Chairman Bill Ross. The trustees, having interviewed four finalists for the position and chosen the applicant most suited, are sworn to confidentiality on the subject, but have sent their chosen applicant to the SUNY Board of Trustees and SUNY chancellor for approval.
Town of Porter a Clean Energy Community
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 06:00 pm
The Town of Porter recently received designation as a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority for its efforts in reducing energy use, cutting costs, and pursuing clean energy locally.
Councilmen clash, then compromise, over budget
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 04:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board parted ways Thursday night after three-hours of discussing the budget. Councilmen Samuel Gatto, Marc Carpenter, and Richard Sirianni ran plans to trim budget lines to free up funds for other endeavors by Deputy Supervisor Charles Teixeira via phone. The resulting argument ended the meeting.
Athletes, dedicated alumni, staff celebrated at N-W
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 04:00 pm
The 2019 Niagara Wheatfield "Athletic Hall of Fame" and Niagara-Wheatfield's "Falcon Wall of Fame" received a new class of inductees over the weekend. Those chosen were honored in a special ceremony.
'Everything NT Festival': From videos to festivals, all about NT
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 03:55 pm
The "Everything NT Festival" is in its second year to celebrate North Tonawanda in a special event. While the event lasts only three hours, it's packed full of good drinks, good food, an open bar, local vendors, and a basket raffle to benefit the Niagara SPCA.
Graduate talks about life in Coast Guard
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 03:55 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES Security and Law Enforcement teacher Dudley Gilbert recently had a special guest in class. Seaman Apprentice Ryan Burbee, who graduated from Mr. Gilbert's class at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center, stopped in to talk to the current students about his enrollment in the Coast Guard.
Wearing pink in support of breast cancer awareness
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 03:50 pm
Sevenson Environmental Services of Niagara Falls observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its employees wearing pink at the company's Niagara Falls and various project locations. Shown above is a drone photo taken Oct. 22 high above Sevenson's Lockport Road yard. (Photo by Nicholas Tomkins)
'Princess and the Pea' at Lewiston Opera Hall
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St., will be the location of a new children's musical, "The Princess and the Pea," with performances taking place at 7 p.m. today and Sunday.
UB: Study finds association between physical activity, lower risk of fracture
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:00 am
Regular physical activity, including lighter intensity activities such as walking, is associated with reduced risk of hip and total fracture in postmenopausal women, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.
Poinsettias, railways, Santa & more holiday events at Botanical Gardens
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens announced its annual poinsettia and railway exhibit will run Nov. 29 through Jan. 5. It also announced the annual Santa's workshop event and a new terrarium make-it, take-it workshop for kids will take place Dec. 14. A "BuffaLove Dollar Admission Day" will round out the fun on Dec. 27 to celebrate the holiday season.
ABC, ESPN announce commentator teams for XFL's 2020 season
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 01:40 pm
Two commentator teams comprised top voices from ESPN's college football and NFL rosters will call ABC and ESPN's 22-game schedule during the XFL's 2020 season, beginning with the premiere telecast on ABC, Saturday, Feb. 8 (2 p.m. EST). All ABC and ESPN games will be streamed live on the ESPN app.
UB receives $1.38 million grant to develop teen-driven, anti-bullying program centered on bystander intervention
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 01:35 pm
The University at Buffalo's Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention has earned a $1.38 million grant to develop and test an approach to reduce bullying and sexual harassment in high schools.
4 community leaders to be honored at Niagara University President's Dinner
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 01:35 pm
The accomplishments of four individuals will be recognized at Niagara University's 2019 President's Dinner, Friday, Nov. 15, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. Proceeds from the event benefit Niagara University's scholarship programs. Last year's dinner raised $330,000 toward student scholarship assistance.
ASI accepting proposals for a public art project in Niagara Falls
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 01:00 pm
On behalf of 1702 Pine LLC, Arts Services Initiative of Western New York invites Western New York-based visual artists working in two-dimensional and three-dimensional mediums to submit proposals for an outdoor public art project located at 1702 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. The mural will appear on the building's west-facing façade facing 17th Street.
Caroline Wojtaszek to run for Niagara County Court judge
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 09:45 am
District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek has announced her candidacy for Niagara County Court judge.
Celebrate Native American culture at Niagara Power Vista
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 09:40 am
The New York Power Authority, in recognition of Native American Heritage Month, will host a variety of cultural activities, presentations and performances Saturday, Nov. 16, at its Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road. Visitors can help build longhouses and learn about the history of lacrosse.
Niagara County resident honored at Developmental Disabilities Statewide Conference
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 09:40 am
A Niagara County resident received statewide honors at the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State conference on Oct. 28. The honoree was chosen from nominees across New York.
Dak Prescott & first-place Cowboys host Kirk Cousins & Vikings on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 09:30 am
Dak Prescott and the division-leading Dallas Cowboys (5-3) host Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings (6-3) on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this week in a battle between NFC playoff contenders. The matchup features two of the league's elite rushers: Minnesota's Dalvin Cook, who leads the NFL in rushing yards this season, and Dallas' Ezekiel Elliott, who won the rushing title in 2018 with 1,434 yards. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York receives a $10,000 grant from Rich Products
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 09:30 am
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHCWNY) announced it has received a $10,000 grant from Richs Products. The grant funded the refresh of the kitchen at the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House on West Ferry Street.
Well, if it's snowing outside ...
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 09:15 am
Old Fort Niagara, the 18th century historic site, is getting ready for its popular Christmas event in a very 21st-century way.
Interview: With 'Faith' as his focus, Jordan Feliz takes message to masses
Wed, Nov 6th 2019 09:55 pm
When Jordan Feliz gave up, his life changed forever.
New & returning favorites highlight 'Jingle Falls USA'
Wed, Nov 6th 2019 01:35 pm
New activities, outdoor décor, returning favorites and special events highlight "Jingle Falls USA," a collaborative three-day holiday festival celebrating its third year in downtown Niagara Falls, Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 14.
Moody's raises Erie County credit rating to A1
Wed, Nov 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Division of Budget and Management announced Moody's Investor's Service, on Tuesday, upgraded Erie County's credit rating to A1, up from A2, and noted a "stable" outlook for the county.
Election Day 2019: Republicans claim victory in northern Niagara County
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 11:15 pm
The Republican Party in northern Niagara County scored major victories on Election Day in the Town of Lewiston and in the legislature.
Lady Falcons fall to Hamburg in semifinals
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 10:30 pm
For the last two years, the Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons volleyball team had appeared in the Section VI Class A finals. Vying for a third straight visit Tuesday night, the team fell short on the court versus the Hamburg Bulldogs, 3-1.
$13,000-plus donated to Lewiston inclusive playground
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 06:30 pm
Two large gifts to the new playground project were announced prior to Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees work session.
'Dancing with the Stars': Spice Girls' Emma Bunton, *NSYNC's Joey Fatone guest judges on 'Boy Band & Girl Group Night'
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 05:25 pm
For the first time ever - and joining judges Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba - two guest judges will be in the ballroom: Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) of the Spice Girls and Joey Fatone of *NSYNC (a "DWTS" alum). Bunton will judge the girl group dances, while Fatone will judge the boy band dances.
Study: A mother's warmth & sensitivity can mitigate obesity risk factors in infants experiencing significant prenatal and early adversity
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 05:20 pm
The deleterious effects that obesity has on an individual's health and the difficulty of reversing it in adults are well-known, ranging from diabetes and heart disease to cancer. For these reasons, obesity prevention in babies and children in populations at high risk is increasingly seen as a critical way to address the obesity epidemic.
'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald' returns to BBC
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 05:20 pm
"The Legend Lives On."... At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, Lewiston Council on the Arts proudly presents "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., Lewiston. This multisensory, multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar, who will commemorate the 44th anniversary of the disaster.
Country Music Association: Kris Kristofferson recipient of 2019 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 05:20 pm
The Country Music Association has revealed its 2019 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: iconic country music star Kris Kristofferson.
American Ambulance Association honors American Medical Response in Buffalo with AMBY Award
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 05:00 pm
American Medical Response in Buffalo will receive an AMBY Award today at the American Ambulance Association's annual conference and trade show awards reception in Nashville. AMR will receive an AMBY in the Employee Programs category.
Tom Fontana featured as a 'Giant of Buffalo' by Buffalo History Museum
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 04:55 pm
The Buffalo History Museum continues its tradition of "Giants of Buffalo," a series of programs dedicated to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions in their life's vocation, with "Giants of Buffalo Film: Tom Fontana."
Memorial announces 2020 Premier co-chairs
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 04:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has named its co-chairs for the 2020 Premier, the medical center's annual black tie gala: Rajinder Bajwa, M.D., F.I.D.S.A.; Simmanjeet Mangat, M.D.; Marnie LaVigne, Ph.D.; and Robert Fohl.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC joins Business Incubator Association of New York State
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 04:55 pm
Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute announced the affiliation of its emerging TReC incubator with the Business Incubator Association of New York State Inc.
Josh Groban headlines February lineup at Fallsview Casino
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 04:50 pm
Big names in entertainment are coming to Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in February 2020, including award-winning singer and songwriter Josh Groban, country sensation Scotty McCreery, pop legend Peter Noone and comedian Nick Offerman.
Artpark to welcome AWOLNATION, Andrew McMahon
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 04:50 pm
Funtime Presents and Artpark & Company welcome AWOLNATION "The Lightning Riders Tour" with special guest Andrew McMahon for an amphitheater performance on Sunday, May 31, 2020. The show also features performances by The Beaches and Bleeker.

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