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Fort Niagara's 'Soldiers of the Revolution' shares Niagara Frontier history from American Revolution
Mon, Jul 29th 2019 12:40 pm
The Niagara Frontier in the midst of the American Revolution will be the theme of re-enactment activities at "Soldiers of the Revolution" at Old Fort Niagara, Aug. 10-11.
Artpark students excited to stage 'Aladdin Jr.'
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
For one month each summer, Artpark & Company theater academy students can imagine, explore and create. Paschal Frisina and his team create a shining, shimmering, splendid program where actors have no one to tell them no, or where to go, or say they're only dreaming. In short, it's a whole new world.
Mainstream music makes its way to Youngstown; Michael Glabicki interview
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Youngstown will host its first Village Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3.
'Moose's Mission' to benefit all-inclusive playground
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Come Saturday, Aug. 3, Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 is proud to present "Moose's Mission," a benefit for Lewiston's all-inclusive playground project at Marilyn Toohey Park.
Sign of the times? Simonson report receives additional support
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Lee Simonson's public awareness campaign regarding the placement and functionality of signs and wires in the Village of Lewiston continues to gain steam. His 36-page analysis recently received an endorsement from the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
New digs at Chamber of Commerce office
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted an open house Friday to debut its new look.
Obituary: Fran Jensen
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
A loving and incomparable wife, mother, aunt, colleague, and friend, Frances Jensen died peacefully on June 30, 2019, after bravely battling cancer. She was 81.
Grand Island Parks: New pavilion put up, ready for use in Veterans Park
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
The newly constructed pavilion at Veterans Park is up and ready for use.
Taylor Swift to receive inaugural Icon Award at Teen Choice 2019
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Ten-time Grammy Award-winning global superstar Taylor Swift will be honored at Teen Choice 2019 with the first Icon Award. The star-studded two-hour live event airs, for the first time in Teen Choice history, from Hermosa Beach, California on Sunday, Aug. 11 (8 p.m. ET live), on FOX.
'Tension' rises for Random Hero
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Christian rock hitmakers and fan favorites Random Hero are set to drop "Tension," their anticipated RockFest Records debut, on Aug. 23. Produced by Memphis May Fire's Kellen McGregor, "Tension" is the band's most melodic, hook-laden release to date, providing a musical foundation squarely focused on elevating Random Hero's urgent message of hope and healing.
Food Network & Molly Yeh ink exclusive agreement for new episodes of 'Girl Meets Farm,' multi-platform content
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Food Network has signed an exclusive deal with Molly Yeh for new episodes of daytime series "Girl Meets Farm" and multi-platform content across all digital platforms, it was announced by President Courtney White.
Matthew West releases new song + music video: 'The God Who Stays'
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
In his new joint venture with Provident Label Group/Sony Music and his imprint Story House Music, Matthew West has released a brand-new song and music video for "The God Who Stays." The song is available now on all digital platforms HERE.
Cody Carnes releases new song 'Run To The Father'
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Worship leader and songwriter Cody Carnes has a brand-new song, "Run To The Father," currently available everywhere.
Gordon Lightfoot's '80 Years Strong' tour comes to Kleinhans
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
After more than 50 years of hit songmaking and international success, esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot will perform in Western New York this fall. Lightfoot brings his "80 Years Strong" tour to Buffalo at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28.
Ladies of Sugarbaker & Associates come to Hulu: 'Designing Women' to make streaming premiere
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Today, in a deal with Sony Pictures Television, Hulu has announced it acquired the rights to fan-favorite comedy "Designing Women." The series set to stream on Hulu on Aug. 26: Women's Equality Day!
Disney Junior orders 3rd season of 'Muppet Babies' ahead of season 2 premiere
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 06:10 pm
Disney Junior has ordered a third season of the hit, Emmy Award-nominated "Muppet Babies," ahead of its season two premiere. A sneak peek of the new season will be available in DisneyNOW on Friday, Aug. 2, prior to its official debut Friday, Aug. 9 (8:30 a.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel.
Erie County Fair rolls on rails: Train to arrive in Hamburg on Wednesday
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 05:35 pm
For generations, the annual arrival of the James E. Strates Shows train has been an anticipated occasion for fairgoers and enthusiasts of Americana. The movement of the colorful freight train filled with wagons and amusement rides into the Village of Hamburg is a signal that opening day of the Erie County Fair is just a week away.
NBC Olympics, Twitter partner on innovative content collaboration around Tokyo 2020
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 05:35 pm
With one year until the Games of the XXXII Olympiad from Tokyo, Japan, NBC Olympics and Twitter announced a partnership in which both parties will work together to amplify NBC Olympics' vast coverage of the Games by creating a daily, original studio program live from Tokyo, a daily poll that will allow fans on Twitter to choose one live look-in to NBC's primetime or primetime plus broadcasts each night, and video highlights throughout each competition day.
New research on COPD aims to selectively 'disarm' specific pathogens
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 05:35 pm
For decades, bacterial infections in people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have been treated primarily with traditional antibiotics. While such drugs can be effective in treating acute infections, they have had little clinical effect on the patient population as a whole: The disease remains the third-most-common cause of death in the U.S., and death rates have doubled since 1970.
Town of Lewiston audit positive; LED street lights on their way
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 04:35 pm
The Town of Lewiston's independent outside auditing firm, Drescher & Malecki LLP, delivered an overall positive report to the Town Board last week regarding the 2018 fiscal year - albeit with some cautionary advice for the future.
Higgins announces approval of Stopping Bad Robocalls Act
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday announced the House of Representatives approved H.R 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act, protecting consumers against predatory calling practices.
Big Six Mile Creek Marina introduces The Chandler, store for provisions, beer
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 03:30 pm
New York State Parks has selected Montana International, LLC to manage all concessions operations at State Parks on Grand Island for the next 20 years. This includes Big Six Marina at 3219 Whitehaven Road.
Niagara SPCA presented check from Release the Kraken Bench and Deadlift Meet
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 06:15 pm
Thursday evening, co-promoters of the 2019 Release the Kraken Bench and Deadlift Meet, Tom Stevenson and Mark Becht, handed the Niagara SPCA, 2100 Lockport Road, a check for $640.
Kingdom Bound 2019: 'Exciting' time for Rebecca St. James
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 05:00 pm
Rebecca St. James was on top of the mountain.
Buffalo Sabres sign Evan Rodrigues
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 03:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday announced the team signed forward Evan Rodrigues to a one-year contract with an average annual value of $2 million. The terms of the contract were based on the ruling of an independent arbitrator.
20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake overcomes late changes
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
The 20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, a popular fundraising event held for Niagara Hospice, was held Friday, July 12, at the Porter on the Lake. The high water levels of Lake Ontario required many last-minute changes to be made, but organizers said the event was still an exceptional celebration.
Collins: $2.5M in federal funding for Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
Congressman Chris Collins announced the U.S. Department of Transportation's Low or No Emission Program has allocated $2,500,000 to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. This grant provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses.
DOT to host public information meeting on proposed bridge replacements in Niagara County
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
The New York State Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the Porter Town Hall, located at 3265 Creek Road, Youngstown. The informal, open house meeting will cover a proposed project to replace three bridges located on NY Route 93, Youngstown-Lockport Road, and NY Route 425, Cambria-Wilson Road, over Twelvemile Creek and branches of Twelvemile Creek, in the towns of Porter and Wilson.
AG James: Equifax breach website now accepting consumer claims
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
Attorney General Letitia James announced consumers can now visit a new website,, and input limited information to see if their personal information was compromised in Equifax's breach of 2017 that ultimately affected more than 147 million consumers.
Higgins announces approval of newborn screening bill
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced the House of Representatives has approved the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019 (HR 2507). The bipartisan bill, cosponsored by Higgins, assists states in improving and expanding newborn screening programs, supports parent and provider newborn screening education, and ensures laboratory quality and surveillance.
Higgins announces House passage of Butch Lewis Act, designed to protect retirement benefits for millions of Americans
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, took to the House floor during debate and spoke in support of the H.R. 397, Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019, also known as the Butch Lewis Act. Union leader Butch Lewis led efforts to save troubled multiemployer pensions.
Jacobs introduces bill to revoke 'Green Light Law'
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs announced Wednesday he introduced legislation that would rescind New York State's Green Light bill, which, in part, gives driver's licenses to illegal aliens. His camp said there was bipartisan opposition to the legislation that passed by a vote of 33-29 late in the legislative session. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill into law.
Niagara County Fair returns to Lockport
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:30 am
The Niagara County Fair, Western New York's family fair and largest youth fair in the state, with fun for the whole family will make its return July 31 to Aug. 4, at 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. 
Castellani honored for Columbus Square Park support
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:30 am
Chris Castellani of Supermarket Liquors pledged $5,000 a year for park maintenance for the new Castellani Columbus Square Park-Heritage Walk at a recent dedication in Niagara Falls.  
Niagara Academy celebrates graduates
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:15 am
Congratulations was recently extended to the Class of 2019 from the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Academy. 
Workforce development's Rhonda Bivins-Talley recognized for educational contributions
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:15 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES recently announced that Workforce Development Case Manager Rhonda Bivins-Talley, MS.Ed, has been recognized by the LaSalle Educational Club Inc. She received the Community Service Award at the 50th annual awards banquet, whose theme was "Why Should We Give Back." 
41st Wheatfield Family Picnic nearing
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:00 am
The 41st annual picnic will be held at Fairmount Park, Nash and Stieg roads, on Sunday, Aug. 18. The picnic starts at 10:45 a.m.
Town of Niagara Board discusses Military Road School fire
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:00 am
It was a sad day Friday for those who might have attended the old Military Road School. A fire inside the building brought an eventual end to its presence in the Town of Niagara. 
Start Me Up: U.S. Stones roll at 'Music Mania Mondays'
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 08:00 pm
Monday night, the "Music Mania Mondays" concert series in the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park continued to rock. 
Kalos Health celebrates fifth anniversary
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 08:00 pm
Kalos Health commemorated its fifth anniversary of managing health care for Western New Yorkers with a reception and ribbon cutting with the Niagara USA Chamber on Wednesday, July 17.