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Higner on display at Firth's
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 07:45 pm
Wheatfield Town Historian and artist Justin J.M. Higner/Higner Maritime Artworks unveiled the mixed-media artwork "Laurentic III" theoretical cruise liner of White Star Line Cruises (1998). The liner succeeded the "Oceanic IV" (2004), which was on display for over a month. It was restored for the Castellani Art Museum show in 2018-19 and can be seen at Firth Jewelers, 2435 Military Road. 
Town of Wheatfield annual Service Club Steak Night upcoming
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 07:45 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club will host its fifth Service Club Steak Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Club's Five Senses Park, 6535 Ward Road, near the American Legion Post.
Unyts & Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co. hosting Brandon Kupiec Memorial Blood Drive
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 07:00 pm
Members of the Kupiec family, along with Unyts and the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., are hosting a community blood drive honoring the memory of North Tonawanda native Brandon Kupiec from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Kupiec died unexpectedly in 2013 at the age of 20. His family holds this yearly event in his honor. Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co. will host the event at the firehall, 3747 Lockport Road.
New foods at Erie County Fair
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 03:50 pm
Flaming hot Cheetos fries, hot candy wings, pierogi poutine and Luv Puffs are among the new foods on this year's lineup during the Erie County Fair, the "Best 12 Days of Summer."
Buffalo Sabres: 5th annual Prospects Challenge set for Sept. 6-9
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 03:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will host the Prospects Challenge from Sept. 6-9 at Harborcenter.
The Oak Ridge Boys announce new 'Down Home Christmas' album, tour
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 03:10 pm
Grammy Award-winning Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys will once again celebrate the Christmas season with their timeless hits and holiday classics on their "Down Home Christmas Tour." The Oak Ridge Boys will perform over 30 concerts. They're set to kick-off Nov. 13 in Branson, Missouri, playing in 28 cities and 14 states across the U.S. The show stops at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda on Dec. 5.
Drum Corps International to present DCI Drums Along the Waterfront
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 03:10 pm
Drum Corps International (DCI) will present 2019 DCI Drums Along the Waterfront beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at New Era Stadium in Orchard Park. The show is part of the 2019 summer tour that includes more than 100 shows in 37 states with 45 drum corps on the road to World Championship Finals in Indianapolis on Aug. 10.
With bitter foods, what you eat determines what you like to eat
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 01:20 pm
Introducing plant-based foods to a diet is a common-sense approach to healthy eating, but many people don't like the taste of vegetables, bitter greens, in particular.
AEW: TNT premieres All Elite Wrestling's live weekly matches Wednesday, Oct. 2
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 01:15 pm
WarnerMedia announced the new professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW) will begin airing its two-hour weekly matches on TNT on Wednesday, Oct. 2 (8-10 p.m. ET).
Powerful opioid treatment program developed at UB goes statewide
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 01:15 pm
A program developed by University at Buffalo emergency medicine physicians to expedite patient access to comprehensive and effective opioid use disorder treatment is going statewide.
'Weird Al,' Artpark party like it's 1699
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 12:00 pm
Artpark's "Tuesdays in the Park" concert this week was definitely weird. Not weird as in strange, but weird as in Al Yankovic. He brought his "Strings Attached" tour to Lewiston - complete with a top-notch backing band, a 41-piece orchestra, numerous video packages, and, of course, unique costume changes.
Tonawanda-built next-gen 6.2L small block V-8 to power all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 04:30 pm
General Motors Co. on Tuesday confirmed its Tonawanda engine plant will build the company's next-generation 6.2L small-block V-8 engine that will power the all-new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Production of the Corvette Stingray begins at GM's Bowling Green, Kentucky, assembly plant in late 2019.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC becomes 11th member of Western New York Incubator Network
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 04:30 pm
Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute announced the affiliation of its emerging TReC Incubator with the Western New York Incubator Network.
Niagara County: McNall presents $2,000 contribution to Salvation Army of Lockport
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 03:30 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Keith McNall met with Maj. José Santiago of the Salvation Army Lockport Corps. last week to present a $2,000 contribution. The donation was made official through a resolution after McNall learned the organization exhausted most of its Code Blue program resources.
UB's Blair Johnson receives White House award for young scientists
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 03:25 pm
A University at Buffalo researcher is among the recipients of a prestigious national honor for young scientists.
UB chemists awarded $340,000 to bring undergrads to Buffalo for summer research, career development
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 03:25 pm
Being a scientist means more than just working in a lab.
Erie County Department of Social Services & Erie County Youth Bureau sponsor summer 'Primetime Picnic'
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 03:25 pm
The Erie County Youth Bureau, a division of the Erie County Department of Social Services, will host its fifth annual "Primetime Picnic" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Jewish Community Center's Camp Centerland, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville. This event allows approximately 400 children and program staff to celebrate summer and to participate in educational and recreational opportunities in a safe and fun environment.
Cuomo announces completion of restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House in Buffalo
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 09:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday announced the completion of the restored Frank Lloyd Wright-designed landscape on the estate of the Darwin D. Martin House, the final component of the overall restoration effort that has spanned more than two decades and received more than $50 million in investments in the National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site.
NYS 'holds Equifax accountable' by securing $600 million payment in largest data breach settlement in history
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 09:30 am
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Monday announced she co-led a coalition of 50 attorneys general in reaching the largest data breach settlement in history with Equifax Inc., as a result of an investigation into the company's massive 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly half the U.S. population. The attorneys general secured a settlement with Equifax that includes a consumer restitution fund of up to $425 million, a $175 million payment to the states, and significant injunctive relief for consumers.
Cuomo signs legislation banning cat declawing
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 09:20 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday signed legislation (S.5532B/A.1303) banning the performance of declawing procedures on cats, making New York the first state to prohibit the practice. The bill took effect immediately.
NBCUniversal celebrates one year until 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Tue, Jul 23rd 2019 09:15 am
NBCUniversal is celebrating one year until the 2020 Tokyo Olympics today by utilizing its portfolio of assets to connect Olympic fans with the Games, the host city and the athletes they love to cheer. The celebration will continue tomorrow, as well, with the Tokyo opening ceremony set for July 24, 2020.
Kingdom Bound 2019: Skillet's Jen Ledger brings faith fight to solo project
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 06:30 pm
On the surface, one wouldn't leave the comfy confines of the drum kit in one of the world's biggest bands to start a side project from scratch. Yet, that's exactly what Jen Ledger did in 2018, as she took a break from Skillet to helm an eponymously named rock outfit.
WWE Hall of Famers & legends to descend upon 'Raw Reunion' on USA Network
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 06:00 pm
Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on USA Network, the curtain will rise on the largest reunion in "Monday Night Raw" history - a special episode fittingly dubbed "Raw Reunion."
Ortt honors WWII Vet & Purple Heart recipient with NYS 'Veterans' Hall of Fame' Award
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:55 pm
On Monday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt honored U.S. Army Private First Class Anthony Santoro with a "Veterans' Hall of Fame" Award for his service in Germany during WWII.
Veggie Van study awards funding to 9 partner mobile markets
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:20 pm
A University at Buffalo researcher's Veggie Van project is revving up its engine.
Higgins presents military medals to Vietnam veteran Phillip Yockey
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by U.S. Army Buffalo Recruiting Commander Capt. Randy Warren, VA Western New York Healthcare System Chief of Staff Dr. Grace Stringfellow, and Buffalo Naval & Military Park President Paul Marzello for a ceremony recognizing the service of Vietnam War veteran Sgt. Phillip Yockey.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:05 pm
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has awarded scholarships to four local high school students, and one hospital associate, to advance their education.
'Harvest of Hope' brings Irish artists to Buffalo
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:05 pm
On Thursday, Aug. 8, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Buffalo will host internationally renowned Irish artists Owen Ó Súilleabháin and Pádraig Ó Tuama to celebrate the Celtic feast of the first harvest, known as Lughnasa.
Lewiston Kiwanis announces scholarship recipients
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 11:55 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston announced the awarding of scholarships to Nicholas Passanese, Suhana Monsalve, Domenic Barile and Miguel Bautista. Lewiston Kiwanis awarded Passanese a $2,000 scholarship, while scholarships of $1,000 each were presented to Monsalve and Barile.
'The Elf on the Shelf' brings 'A Christmas Musical' to UB
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 11:15 am
For the first time, "The Elf on the Shelf" Scout Elves will take center stage in a new live musical debuting this holiday season. Inspired by the beloved box set "The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition," this touring stage production will give families an exclusive glimpse into the magical world of Santa's North Pole through indelible song and dance numbers and a heartwarming tale about Christmas spirit.
John Susice memorial street stock race part of full card of racing in Ransomville
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 11:05 am
This Friday night at Ransomville Speedway, the JetPort Lounge & Restaurant, Lazy Lakes Camping Resort, Sunflowers of Sanborn and Rutland Corwin Funeral Home present a full card of racing, including the third annual John Susice Memorial Race for the street stocks.
Steven Page, O.A.R. returning to Falls
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 11:05 am
The Steven Page Trio will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls. Tickets are on sale now. Sirius XM Pulse presents "O.A.R. - The Mighty Fall Tour" at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.
Niagara County: Parents, caregivers encouraged to be familiar with immunization requirements
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 11:05 am
In the U.S., vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks are occurring in schools, churches, religious groups and other group settings with low immunization rates. New York state has experienced increased numbers of measles outbreaks in areas with low immunization rates of children. This was due to religious exemptions that resulted in unvaccinated children attending schools where disease was spread to other unvaccinated children, some of whom cannot receive vaccines due to medical conditions.
Memorial Medical Center awarded HFAP accreditation
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 11:05 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded accreditation by HFAP, the nation's original independent accreditation program recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
'Heart of a Falcon' scholarships presented to 10 winners
Sun, Jul 21st 2019 12:45 pm
Sunday morning, several winners gathered at the Sanborn Fire Co. park grounds for a special presentation. Ten awardees were given the "Heart of a Falcon" scholarship in memory of Michael Ziegler.
Goats helping heal Lewiston land
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
A handful of goats were brought to Lewiston earlier this month to clean up the area in and around the Stella Niagara Preserve.
Niagara Jet Adventures presents 'Wine & Water Wednesdays'
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
What could be better than enjoying a glass of wine on a warm summer evening overlooking the lover Niagara River? How about skipping along the water's surface in a state-of-the-art jet boat featuring three marine power Cadillac CTSV engines totaling over 1,650 horsepower?
Lewiston: Public support for playground nearing $50,000
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
Prior to the start of Monday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting, three organizations presented funds for the inclusive playground project.
Obituary: Joan M. Ackerman
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
Joan M. Ackerman, age 84, of Bradenton, Florida, and formerly of Grand Island, died peacefully in her home on June 20, 2019, under Hospice care.
People Inc. to offer free health, wellness workshop
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
People Inc. has joined with the Western New York Integrated Care Collaborative to present a series of free health and wellness workshops for people looking to manage their health. The classes, known as Choose Healthy Western New York Workshops, span a number of topics and seek to assist people living with diabetes and chronic disease.