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Niagara County Genealogical Society hosting program
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:50 pm
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will host a program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport, called DNA Testing for Genealogy. 
NT Botanical Garden Org. winter cleanup/work day
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:45 pm
The North Tonawanda Botanical Garden Organization is sponsoring its fourth annual winter cleanup/work day from 9 a.m. until noon, on April 27, at the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden, 1825 Sweeney St. The public is invited to help with winter cleanup and preparation for planting. On the same day, NTBGO will host a Chiavetta's chicken dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Botanical Garden. Tickets are $12 and all proceeds go towards purchasing plant material and supplies for the Botanical Garden. To purchase tickets in advance, call 692-0237 or email [email protected] Remaining tickets will be for sale on April 27. This work day qualifies as community service hours for North Tonawanda High School and other organizations that require community service hours. Bring gloves and water. Contact [email protected] for any questions, or more information.
Project Pride to host spring cleanup events
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:45 pm
After a long cold winter, Project Pride of North Tonawanda is looking to spring forward with a series of cleanup and planting events. The group has been busy this winter discussing planting and fundraising ideas for the upcoming season.
Local Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect wins professional design awards
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:45 pm
At the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects' annual awards celebration held on Friday, March 15, at the Corning Museum of Glass, Joy Kuebler Landscape Architect in North Tonawanda was presented three Merit Awards recognizing professional work of significant quality, innovation or professional impact. 
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Member of the Month
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:45 pm
Recently, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas named Cipriano Realtors Inc. as its April Member of the Month. 
NT council candidates partner with Empire United Soccer for Earth Day cleanup
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:40 pm
North Tonawanda Common Council candidates Bob Brennan and Adam Dickey have partnered with Empire United Soccer to announce an Earth Day cleanup of Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda.  The cleanup is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 22.
Integrity Records partners with Nashville Life Music; debut EP, 'Taylor House Sessions,' arrives May 24
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:35 pm
Integrity Music announced its new partnership with Nashville Life Music. Created out of the Music City-based Nashville Life Church, Nashville Life Music will debut a six-song EP, "Taylor House Sessions," on May 24.
Lumber City Church to host overdose rescue training at The Hope Center
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:35 pm
Lumber City Church will host opioid overdose rescue training from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at The Hope Center, 383 Vandervoort St., North Tonawanda. The event is sponsored by the Niagara County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. 
Higgins announces House passage of net neutrality legislation
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced passage through the House of H.R. 1644, The Save the Internet Act, by a vote of 232-190. Higgins is an original cosponsor of the legislation, which was introduced by Rep. Mike Doyle (PA-18) and cosponsored by 197 of their colleagues.
EMS class spends day at Mercy Flight
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:30 pm
The EMS program, taught by Sara McCartin at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, had a very informative day recently at the Mercy Flight facility division headquarters in Batavia. 
Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted to produce 71st Primetime Emmy Awards
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:20 pm
Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted will co-produce the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, airing live, coast-to-coast, from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, on Sunday, Sept. 22 (8 p.m. ET), on FOX.
Niagara History Center invites WNY to learn about Lockport
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:20 pm
Curious about the transformation happening in downtown Lockport? Join Lockport Locks Heritage District Corp. Chairman David Kinyon and Vice Chairman David Chatt for a discussion at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS hosts summer job fair for students
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:15 pm
On Thursday, March 27, Niagara-Wheatfield High School held a Summer Job Fair for students. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school's adult learning center, local employers visited Niagara-Wheatfield High School to conduct job interviews for more than 60 students.
Starpoint students show 'somebunny' cares
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:15 pm
As part of an annual tradition, first-graders at Starpoint's Fricano Primary School are bringing some joy to patients that are being cared for by Niagara Hospice.
Sirianni seeks re-election in Town of Niagara
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:15 pm
Town of Niagara Councilman Richard Sirianni recently announced his candidacy for re-election as he seeks a second term on the Town Council. Sirianni said he has been known to be the fiscal watchdog and flourishes in that role.     
North Tonawanda hosting 14th 'Canal Clean Sweep'
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:10 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the city will once again participate in the annual "Canal Clean Sweep,"going into its 14th year, on Saturday, April 27.
Barge Brewing talking Bergholz location
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:00 pm
The Town of Wheatfield could see a new addition with WNY favorites in the near future, as Barge Brewing has discussed a possible location in the hamlet of Bergholz with the Wheatfield Local Development Corp.
Town of Wheatfield set to host Easter party
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:00 pm
From 10 a.m. to noon  Saturday, April 13, the Town of Wheatfield Youth Center, 2795 Church Road, in conjunction with the Town of Wheatfield Recreation Department, will host a fun-for-all Easter party. 
NT Alderman-at-Large Tylec, alderman candidate Smolinski team up to bring Slow Roll to NT
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:30 am
North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec and Third Ward alderman candidate Ed Smolinski are bringing Slow Roll to the streets of North Tonawanda. 
Niagara County Legislature votes against paper bag tax
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 01:15 pm
On Tuesday night, the Niagara County Legislature voted unanimously against a state paper bag tax that would be imposed in March of next year with the beginning of the plastic bag ban.
National Grid provides grants, donation totaling $560,000 to Northland Workforce Training Center
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 01:10 pm
National Grid is a longtime supporter of developing the workforce of the future. The most recent example of these efforts is working with Northland Workforce Training Center to achieve its remediation targets at its headquarters and training facility at 683 Northland Ave.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' team captains preparing for epic showdown at BBC
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:55 pm
The "Lewiston Jeopardy" Tournament Beer and Pizza Night team captains met Tuesday to try out their buzzers in preparation of the upcoming fundraiser for the Historical Association. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, inside the Brickyard Brewing Company on Center Street.
Westermeir Martin Dental honoring NFL Hall of Fame inductee Jim Kelly with free oral cancer screenings
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:50 pm
Westermeier Martin Dental Care said there are over 50,000 new cases of oral cancer each year. So, the company is holding free screenings at its facilities this Friday.
Morinello supports bill providing free college to families of deceased military personnel
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:50 pm
GOP Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello is supporting a bill (A.2991) to provide free college tuition to family members of New York state military personnel who lost their lives performing their military duties. Eligibility for assistance would require the surviving dependent family members to attend a SUNY or CUNY institution. Recipients would receive free tuition and room and board through a "MERIT" scholarship.
'New York Auto Show Week' returns to 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:50 pm
Every spring, the New York International Auto Show rolls through the Big Apple with some of the most remarkable vehicles from the around the globe. But first, the auto show makes its annual pit stop at "Live with Kelly and Ryan," showcasing some of the hottest trends in the world of cars.
'The Voice' to debut all-new, game-changing 'Live Cross Battles' round
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:50 pm
Four-time Emmy Award-winning hit musical competition series "The Voice" will debut an all-new, game-changing round called the "Live Cross Battles." For the first time in "Voice" history, the superstar coaches - Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton - go head-to-head, each selecting one artist from their team to compete against an artist from an opposing team in an epic performance.
'American Idol' now in the America's hands
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:30 pm
Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote to become the next singing sensation are music industry legends and all-star judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest hosts the series while famed multimedia personality Bobby Bones acts as in-house mentor.
Billy Crystal & John Goodman return to Monstropolis in Disney+ animated series 'Monsters At Work'
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:25 pm
Billy Crystal and John Goodman will reprise their beloved roles as Mike and Sulley in "Monsters At Work," a new animated series for families set to premiere on Disney+ in 2020.
New for Dyngus Day Buffalo 2019
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:25 pm
The 13th annual Dyngus Day Buffalo Festival will hit the ground running this year.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Nicklaus Olmsted Buffalo reach agreement
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 12:25 pm
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy Inc. ("conservancy") and Nicklaus Olmsted Buffalo Inc. ("company") on Tuesday announced a signed memorandum of understanding on how they will cooperate and engage within their respective nonprofit missions.
Buffalo City Mission hosts annual Easter community meal for Buffalo's homeless community
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 09:05 am
On Tuesday, the Buffalo City Mission fed hungry and hurting Western New Yorkers at an annual Easter community meal. Buffalo City Mission staff, donors and volunteers provided the meal and keepsake gifts for guests as part of the celebration's goal to instill renewal and hope in the hearts of those in need, and those who otherwise may not have access to an Easter celebration.
Morinello calls on majority to pass 'critical' ethics legislation
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 09:05 am
On Tuesday, Republican Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello called on the majority to advance the Public Officers Accountability Act (A.3945) to the floor for a vote. His team said this legislation would enact various ethics-related reforms to restore accountability in New York state government.
NYS: Wildfire prevention reminder
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 09:00 am
High temperatures, low relative humidity, and strong winds across the southern and eastern parts of the state last week led to favorable conditions for the creation of wildfires.
Falcons outlast Lumberjacks for first win
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 10:25 pm
Spring sports in Western New York are played in some of the most brutal weather conditions. Tuesday, the offenses looked past the bitter cold, as the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks in eight innings, 12-7.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue to hold annual fundraiser
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, a local rescue that has been saving the lives of unwanted, abandoned and homeless animals since 2012, will team up with a local school for its annual fundraiser.
Attorney general issues consumer alert on frequent tax season scams ahead of Tax Day
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Ahead of this year's annual Tax Day, Attorney General Letitia James provided taxpayers with tips to help avoid fraudulent tax schemes. The AG also urged New Yorkers to stay vigilant and report any suspected scams intended to steal personal and financial information from consumers.
Artpark's Fairy House Festival returns June 9, featuring music by Ukrainian ethno-chaos band DakhaBrakha, 'Color Constellation' interactive art by Virginia Melnyk
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Artpark & Company's ninth annual Fairy House Festival returns to its original lower park location from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9.
OneRepublic headlines July entertainment lineup at Fallsview
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Fallsview Casino is turning up the heat this summer with award-winning entertainers, including OneRepublic, Jason Mraz, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, and Lyle Lovett and his Large Band.
Buffalo Sabres return 3 to Rochester
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team assigned forwards Alexander Nylander and Victor Olofsson, and defenseman Lawrence Pilut to the Rochester Americans (AHL).
'The Lottie & Bernice Show' at Ghostlight Theatre
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
The comedy "The Lottie & Bernice Show," by local playwright L. Don Swartz, will be presented the weekends of May 9-19 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Tickets can be purchased online at

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