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Kingdom Bound 2019 overall recap, photos
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 05:30 pm
The math is pretty simple.
Kingdom Bound 2019 recap; LEDGER photos + interview
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 03:55 pm
Kingdom Bound was the epicenter of love, kindness, forgiveness and, yes, tolerance. It didn't matter who showed up - what they wore, who they dated, mistakes they'd made - everyone was greeted warmly, and given encouragement to live their best life.
Kingdom Bound 2019 recap; Rebecca St. James photos + interview
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 03:05 pm
When Kingdom Bound Ministries Executive Director Donna Russo said, "As I was preparing for the (Kingdom Bound) festival, I felt the Lord bring me to James 1:22, 'But be doers of the word, and not hearers only,' " then she was probably expecting something along the lines of Matthew 22.
Kingdom Bound 2019 recap; The Young Escape photos
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 03:00 pm
So, if 2+2 = 4 - if Jesus said to love people, and Russo sought to encourage folks to act on his words - then Kingdom Bound should've been a place of acceptance.
Locals represent at Kensington Lions HS All-Star game
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 02:05 pm
Wednesday night, several local Class of 2019 high school football players represented their respective programs in the 44th Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic at Williamsville South High School.
Artpark wards off wicked weather for winning Chris Isaak concert
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 11:35 am
Fearing thunderstorms would postpone (or worse, cancel) Tuesday's outdoor concert with Chris Isaak, Artpark & Company officials moved the show into the Mainstage Theater. It was a smart move, as the colors of the concert hall matched perfectly with the singer's colorful production - not to mention his outfit and the duds of his traveling troubadours.
Morinello to hold August mobile office hours
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:40 am
The staff of Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello will hold mobile office hours from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Wheatfield Community/Senior Center, 2790 Church Road, and from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 6 and 20, at the Grand Island Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road.
Wheatfield Towers summer concert series
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:30 am
The second concert of the Thursday night Wheatfield Towers Concert Series will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. The featured act is the Celtic Circle Ceilidh Band performing music of the British Isles and seafaring songs.   
Former WWE star Gangrel coming to Empire State Wrestling
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:30 am
Empire State Wrestling returns to the St. Johnsburg fire hall, 7165 Ward Road, North Tonawanda, on Saturday, Aug. 17, for "Hit Me With Your Best Shot." Pre-sale general admission tickets are $15. Tickets increase $5 the day of event. Front and second row tickets are sold out. Doors open at 5 p.m. with bell-time at 6 p.m. "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" will be recorded for ESW's streaming service partners. 
Locals honored at Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Fest
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick was given a citation from the Sanborn Area Historical Society at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival for providing the society help financing a feasibility study; purchasing the farm in 2002; continuing to support it over the years, including this year; completing the museum's parking lot and connecting the venue to the town sewers, allowing the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum to be open all year for the first time.
Edward Town Middle School student wins national pageant
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:00 am
Alyssa Strangio, 11, is a sixth-grader at Edward Town Middle School and a Wheatfield resident. Alyssa's first pageant was when she was 5 years old, where she won the Peach Blossom in 2014 at the Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival. 
Peach Queen Santana Sawma hosting fundraiser
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:00 am
Ever since she was selected as the 2018 Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Queen, Santana Sawma has been dedicated to raising money for Dog Tags New York.  On Sunday, she will continue her mission, and she's calling on the community to help her out. 
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls opens Vans store
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 08:00 pm
Vans, the iconic action sports footwear and lifestyle brand, is making its debut at Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA with a grand opening on Thursday, Aug. 1 - just in time for back-to-school shopping.
Niagara Power wins NYCBL championship
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 07:30 pm
The Niagara Power, of the New York Collegiate Baseball League, defeated the Cortland Crush, 12-6, in the second game of a three-game series to take home the league title. 
People Inc. Willow Senior Living in Wheatfield hosts open house and multi-family yard sale
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 07:00 pm
If you, a parent or someone close is looking for affordable housing, People Inc. Senior Living locations are available. To showcase its apartment building, People Inc. Willow Senior Living will have an open house and multi-family yard sale on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at 3990 Forest Parkway in Wheatfield (between Shawnee and Townline roads, off Niagara Falls Boulevard).
Didone wins 61st Porter Cup
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 06:00 pm
Another year of the Porter Cup has come and gone at the Niagara Falls Country Club. In the 61st edition of the prestigious tournament, Aiden Didone of Melbourne, Australia, walked away victorious. 
Higgins honors service of Sgt. First Class William 'Roland' Hayes
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 01:55 pm
In advance of Purple Heart Day, Congressman Brian Higgins is honoring Western New York Purple Heart recipients, including a formal presentation of three Purple Heart medals and a Bronze Star to U.S. Army Sgt. First Class William Roland Hayes for service and injuries sustained during the Vietnam War.
Flynn elected to executive committees for state & national DA associations
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 01:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn was selected to serve as vice president for the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). The announcement was made Saturday at the organization's annual Summer Summit in Quebec City, Quebec.
Buffalo Sabres joining Buffalo firefighters to 'fill the boot'
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 01:55 pm
From 7-9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, the Buffalo Firefighters will hold their annual fill the boot program, with this year's proceeds going to the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Research Team (SMART).
Golf tournament nets $29K for hospital foundation
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 01:55 pm
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital presented a check in the amount of $29,000 to the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation from the proceeds from its 39th annual Louis J. Fernandez Golf Classic. The event took place Monday at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club and included more than 124 golfers.
Community dispute resolution program launched in Buffalo City Court
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 01:55 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced the establishment of the community dispute resolution program (CDR) in Buffalo City Court, a restorative justice alternative to criminal proceedings to resolve issues between parties. The diversion program will utilize mediation and conflict coaching to facilitate conversations between a complainant and defendant with a neutral third party to identify issues, clarify perceptions, and explore options for an acceptable resolution.
'Alive' from Big Daddy Weave hits No. 1 at radio with debut single from upcoming album 'When The Light Comes'
Tue, Jul 30th 2019 01:50 pm
"Alive," the new single from Curb | Word Entertainment award-winning band Big Daddy Weave, has hit No. 1 at radio. The song tops both the Billboard Christian airplay and Billboard Christian AC charts and adds yet another chart-topping song to their numerous career accolades.
National Grid urges safety as forecasts call for another round of stormy weather
Tue, Jul 30th 2019 01:40 pm
As the hot and humid weather lingers over upstate New York this week, weather forecasters are calling for strong winds and thunderstorms in portions of the region today and tomorrow. National Grid is monitoring the weather and crews remain at the ready if the storms impact service to customers.
New York Power Authority elects new chief financial officer
Tue, Jul 30th 2019 01:40 pm
The New York Power Authority trustees on Tuesday elected Adam Barsky as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Barsky will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the statewide public power utility, which owns and operates 16 power plants and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.
Dozens of projects for nonprofits completed in 12th annual CreateAthon
Tue, Jul 30th 2019 01:40 pm
Earlier this month, the team at J. Fitzgerald Group in Lockport gave up a night's sleep to give so much more back to five deserving nonprofit organizations during the 12th annual CreateAthon event.
Artpark: Chris Isaak show now indoors
Tue, Jul 30th 2019 10:35 am
With tonight's forecast spotty and calling for thunderstorms, Artpark & Company is moving its "Tuesdays in the Park" concert inside - into the Mainstage Theater.
Pug picnic 2019
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 04:00 pm
The Pieroni household in Youngstown hosted the 8th annual pug picnic. Pugs came from Canada and across Western New York for the fun annual event.
Alzheimer's disease programs and services in Niagara County
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:55 pm
While Alzheimer's disease currently cannot be prevented or slowed, there are steps to take and recommendations to follow in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise and cognitive activity that promote healthy aging.
Niagara County Department of Health providing breastfeeding & baby changing station at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:55 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health is providing a cool, private breastfeeding and baby changing station at the Niagara County Fair.
M&T Bank launches 'M&T Money Smart' to help customers take control of finances
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:55 pm
M&T Bank announced the launch of "M&T Money Smart" in its digital banking platform and mobile app. "Money Smart" is an all-in-one digital tool that helps users manage their finances and make smart financial decisions.
7-time winner Lucy Hale to host Teen Choice 2019
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:15 pm
Actress, producer, singer and seven-time Teen Choice winner Lucy Hale will host Teen Choice 2019, with digital star and TV personality David Dobrik serving as co-host. Celebrating today's hottest stars in TV, music, film and social media, the star-studded two-hour live event airs, for the first time in Teen Choice history, from Hermosa Beach on Sunday, Aug. 11 (8 p.m. ET), on FOX.
Grammy Award-winning Chance The Rapper announces expansive North American outing with 'The Big Day'
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:15 pm
Chance The Rapper on Monday announced his highly anticipated return to the road with "The Big Day," touching down in cities across North America this fall. The tour reveal follows the long-awaited release of his debut studio album, "The Big Day," out last Friday.
Memorial to partner with F BITES for pizza cook-off
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will face off in a pizza challenge against "Hell's Kitchen" contestant/chef Bobby Anderson and six of his students from LaSalle Preparatory School's F BITES (Food Based Interventions with Technology Energy & Science) program. The event will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the medical center's Tenth Street Café.
Compound found in red wine opens door for new treatments for depression, anxiety
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Like to unwind with a glass of red wine after a stressful day? Don't give alcohol all the credit.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum to host first Brass Ring Gala
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is hosting its first gala event to benefit the museum's efforts to develop an endowment fund. The Brass Ring Gala will be held from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Michael's Landing in North Tonawanda.
New physicians now accepting patients at Niagara Falls Memorial primary care sites
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Several new physicians have joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and are now accepting new patients.
New York Sea Grant announces updated invasive species website
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
New York Sea Grant has updated the New York Invasive Species Information Clearinghouse website at to include iMapInvasive maps that allow for real-time information, watercraft inspection, and more user-friendly navigation.
'100 Deadliest Days': AAA reminds drivers to use caution on the roads
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Over the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days," the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, when the number of crash fatalities involving a teen driver historically rise. We have seen multiple deadly crashes in New York state this summer.
Pump prices drop across region demand is slightly lower than last year
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 03:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.74, down 3 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.86. The New York state average is $2.87, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $3.01.
Cuomo signs legislation decriminalizing marijuana use
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 01:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S.6579A/A.8420) further decriminalizing marijuana use in New York. His camp said the state's existing marijuana laws "disproportionately affect African American and Latino communities, and this legislation will address those racial and ethnic disparities by reducing the penalty for unlawful possession of marijuana to a violation punishable by a fine, and by creating a process for individuals who have been convicted for possessing small amounts of marijuana to have their records expunged."