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'Marble Orchard Ghost Walks' brought history to life in Lewiston
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 03:45 pm
On behalf of Lewiston Council on the Arts, I want to thank our faithful and dedicated volunteer actors who sacrifice every Saturday night in September and October to perform in the "Marble Orchard Ghost Walks." The Marble Orchard Players are a polished and talented cast that braves the rain and cold to provide audiences with an enjoyable and entertaining experience.
Live Well Erie mobile services unit rolls out
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 03:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Legislature Chair April Baskin (2nd District), Legislator Howard Johnson (1st District), Social Services Commissioner Marie Cannon, Personnel Commissioner Timothy Hogues, and staff from the Schiller Park senior center at Schiller Park to unveil the new Live Well Erie mobile services unit.
'DWTS' down to 7 celebrity and pro-dancer couples competing for Mirrorball Trophy
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 03:40 pm
Eight celebrity and pro-dancer couples returned to the ballroom to celebrate Halloween and compete for the coveted Mirrorball Trophy on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" on Monday.
NU Family Business Center breakfast forum
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 03:40 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Giancarlo's Italian Steakhouse, 5110 Main St., Williamsville. Breakfast and networking will take place from 7:30-8:15 a.m., with the presentation from 8:15-9:30 a.m.
Wes Studi, Portugal. The Man, Romeo Void's Debora Iyall among special honorees at 19th Annual Native American Music Awards
Tue, Oct 29th 2019 03:40 pm
Actor Wes Studi, Portugal. The Man, Debora Iyall of Romeo Void, WWE Superstar Mickie James and youth groups The Niijii Singers and Ogiichidaa Singers will be among the special honorees at the sold-out 19th Annual Awards ceremony this Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls.
One for the ages: Niagara Falls High School alumni present 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 08:15 pm
It only took 30 seconds for the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center to know this presentation of "Jesus Christ Superstar" was divinely inspired.
Capitol Cleaners collecting 'Coats 4 Kids'
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 03:30 pm
Capitol Cleaners seeks gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves for less-fortunate children and adults. The full-service dry-cleaning company will prep and distribute product from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, at its downtown Niagara Falls site, 1227 Main St.
Higgins calls for federal action to address nationwide pediatric chemotherapy drug shortage
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 03:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is calling for answers and action in response to nationwide pediatric cancer drug shortages that are resulting in the rationing of doses and in some cases delayed treatment for our youngest cancer warriors.
'You Are The Champions' campaign celebrates Queen
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 02:55 pm
In celebration of "Bohemian Rhapsody" becoming the first pre-1990s video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, Queen and YouTube Music worked together with Universal Music Group and Hollywood Records to enlist the bands loyal fans from around the world to help create brand-new, user generated fan music videos for three of the band's most recognizable tracks: "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Don't Stop Me Now," and "A Kind Of Magic" as part of the "You Are The Champions" initiative.
'Disney On Ice' to celebrate memories Jan. 23-26, 2020
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 02:50 pm
"Disney On Ice presents Celebrate Memories" is coming to KeyBank Center from Jan. 23-26, 2020, for seven performances.
Seneca Niagara's Holly Gagnon, Christian Printup Sr. honored
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:20 pm
Seneca Gaming Corporation operates Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca, and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo, on behalf of the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Buffalo Bills & Sabres collaborate to present One Buffalo charity bags
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:15 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment, the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and ADPRO Sports are now presenting limited-edition One Buffalo charity bags to benefit the team foundations. Each bag is filled with a collection of Bills and Sabres merchandise that provides fans with an opportunity to own exclusive and unique items while supporting the Western New York community in the process.
National gas prices drop; local prices should follow
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:10 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.60, down 5 cents since last week. One year ago, the price was $2.82. The New York state average is $2.69 - no change from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.96.
Oh deer! New York deer crashes peak in autumn
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:10 pm
New York drivers need to buck up this fall and watch for deer. AAA analyzed New York crash data and found that October, November and December are, by far, the peak months for deer crashes in the Empire State.
Lewiston's Lodico publishes book
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:00 pm
Lewiston resident M. Jacquie Lodico has published her first book, titled "Anna, Blanche, Then Me." A press release noted, "The book contains sadness and humor, local history, exciting travel adventures and many interesting relationships."
'Circle of Honor': Limited-edition VFW commemorative stamp released
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:00 pm
A limited-edition commemorative stamp has been released that features the new Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 "Circle of Honor," which will be dedicated during a nighttime ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. The memorial is located at Academy Park in Lewiston.
Matthew Giordano to be inaugurated as Villa Maria College's first lay male president
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:00 pm
For the first time in the college's history, a lay male will be officially inaugurated as Villa Maria's president. The inauguration of Matthew Giordano, Ph.D., who was appointed the institution's fourth president in March, will take place on Friday, Nov. 15.
UB sets new high for Fulbright applicants
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:00 pm
The University at Buffalo took another step toward its goal of becoming a top producing university for Fulbright Scholars by submitting its largest number ever of applications for student Fulbright awards.
Empire State Development: East side commercial district program information sessions
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:00 pm
Empire State Development announced information sessions for the $2 million east side commercial district program, an initiative part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's East Side Corridor Economic Development Fund. The program will provide up to $50,000 in grant assistance to commercial property owners in four commercial districts with buildings in need of exterior and interior repairs.
Special train excursion to honor veterans & first responders
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo, Cattaraugus & Jamestown Scenic Railway in Hamburg will honor local heroes this November. As a way to say, "Thank you," veterans and first responders will be able to purchase tickets for special train rides at a 50% discount.
VIDEO: A 'Thriller' in Lewiston
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 08:00 pm
Halloween was all the rage Saturday in Lewiston, as children and families went trick-or-treating along Center Street and into DiMinos Tops, village businesses handed out candy, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a craft-making event.
FOX announces winter premiere dates; The CW adds to 'Batwoman; CBS wants more 'Evil'
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 10:40 am
FOX announced premiere dates for "Flirty Dancing" (Dec. 29), "Last Man Standing" (Jan. 2), "Deputy" (Jan. 2), "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell and Back" (Jan. 7), "9-1-1: Lone Star" (Jan. 19, following the NFC Championship Game, and Jan. 20), "Outmatched" (Jan. 23), "The Masked Singer" (Feb. 2, following Super Bowl LIV), "LEGO Masters" (Feb. 5) and "Duncanville" (Feb. 16). Additionally, "9-1-1" and "Empire" will return in the spring, when new dramas "Filthy Rich" and "neXt" also will premiere.
Matt Redman debuts long-awaited new single 'The Same Jesus'
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 10:40 am
Integrity Music on Friday announced the release of "The Same Jesus," the new single from Matt Redman. With "The Same Jesus," Redman - a multi-Grammy Award-winning singer, worship leader and songwriter - is back with a bold declaration for today's church; a song that celebrates the story of God, and his faithfulness through every generation.
Sara Groves releases new Christmas album
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 10:40 am
Sara Groves, a Christian music folk-pop pioneer, singer and songwriter, announced the release of her new Christmas project, "Joy Of Every Longing Heart" (Fair Trade Services). The follow-up to 2008's "O Holy Night," "Joy Of Every Longing Heart" is available now.
ABC gets into spirit with original holiday movie 'Same Time, Next Christmas' starring Lea Michele
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 10:35 am
ABC embraces the season with the upcoming original holiday movie "Same Time, Next Christmas," which premieres Thursday, Dec. 5 (9 p.m. EST). The film will rebroadcast on ABC on Monday, Dec. 23 (8 p.m.), as well as on Freeform as part of its "25 Days of Christmas" programming. One can also watch the movie via streaming on, the ABC app and Hulu.
FASNY: Fall back into safety: Change your clocks, check your smoke alarms
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 09:45 am
As New Yorkers prepare for the end of Daylight Saving Time (2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3), the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is reminding all New Yorkers to check the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Test that they are functioning. Homeowners with alarms that have sealed-in batteries should check that their alarms are still operational.
A.G. James on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 09:45 am
Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement Friday, ahead of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day (Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at various locations around the state):
The Porter's Gate releases new project, 'Neighbor Songs'
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 09:45 am
Integrity Music and The Porter's Gate, described as a sacred ecumenical arts collective, released their second project, "Neighbor Songs," on Friday (click here). Artists featured on "Neighbor Songs" include Josh Garrels, Audrey Assad, Casey J, Leslie Jordan (from All Sons & Daughters), Zach Bolen (of the band Citizens), Urban Doxology, Diana Gameros, Latifah Alattas, Lauren Goans and Paul Zach.
Artpark & Company making progress on master plan
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Artpark & Company staff, board and master plan team on Thursday said they are keenly aware of the Lewiston venue's past, encouraged by its future potential, and motivated to use the park's resources to shape "values of cultural democracy, social justice and environmental health."
Lewiston Town Board: Solar farm projects under fire from residents
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
A number of outraged residents came out to the Oct. 17 Lewiston Town Board meeting to sound-off on a proposed utility-grade solar energy system planned for 4352 Williams Road.
Town of Porter: Disagreement with Ransomville Fire District turns to shouting match
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
Financial disagreements between the Town of Porter and the Ransomville Fire District continue following an acrimonious meeting with district commissioners Tuesday at the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
'Shop Small' season begins with 'Holiday Kickoff - Lewiston Style'
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
November is the time when the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and the Lewiston Business Group invite the outside world to descend the hill and experience the magic of our main street.
100-year Zonta celebration Nov. 8
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Buffalo is having a big celebration, exactly 100 years to the date of Zonta's founding in Buffalo - and in exactly the same place, Statler Towers.
Thruway Authority announces agreement with Province of Ontario to mail residents toll bills for travel through cashless tolling facilities
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority on Thursday announced an agreement with the Province of Ontario to access the addresses of Ontario residents to send a bill in the mail after they travel through a cashless tolling facility on the Thruway.
Grand Islanders earn Silver Awards
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
Five girls from Grand Island Girl Scout Troop 31312 earned their Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor for Cadette Girl Scouts in grades 6-8.
Work of 4 Western New York veterans to be featured at National Veterans Creative Arts Competition & Festival
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined VA Western New York Healthcare System Executive Director Michael Swartz and Recreation Therapy Supervisor Pam Kaznowski in recognizing four Western New York veterans whose creative pieces will be featured nationally.
First of several county-designated 'Purple Heart' signs unveiled in Wheatfield
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:05 pm
Republican members of the Niagara County Legislature joined County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski and Wheatfield Town Supervisor and Purple Heart recipient Don MacSwan on Niagara Falls Boulevard today to unveil the first of several county-designated "Purple Heart" signs, which will be installed throughout various locations in the county.
Food pantry at Niagara University assists students facing food insecurity
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:00 pm
In recent years, the problem of food insecurity on college campuses has gained national attention, shedding light on a growing challenge faced by students across the U.S.
'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker guest stars at Grand Island Rotary meeting
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 05:40 pm
Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the award-winning, mega-hit television show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," captivated a large audience on Wednesday evening as the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Grand Island's monthly dinner meeting inside the Buffalo Launch Club.
More Halloween happenings in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free craft-making event for children from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, inside the International Peace Garden on Center Street in Lewiston.

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