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Buffalo Sabres announce additions to coaching staff
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 04:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Friday announced the team hired Don Granato and Mike Bales as assistant coaches. The pair joins assistant coach Steve Smith as members of head coach Ralph Krueger's staff for the 2019-20 season.
Buffalo scores high, as Blues-Bruins Game 7 on NBC is most-watched NHL game on record
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 04:00 pm
Wednesday night's 2019 Stanley Cup Final Game 7, in which the St. Louis Blues defeated the Boston Bruins, 4-1, to capture their first-ever Stanley Cup, averaged a total audience delivery (TAD) of nearly 9 million viewers (8.914), making it the most-watched NHL game on record and propelling the seven-game Stanley Cup Final and 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs to numerous viewership and streaming milestones, according to Fast National data from Nielsen and digital data from Adobe Analytics.
Dwayne Johnson to be honored with 'Generation' Award at 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 03:50 pm
MTV revealed award-winning actor, producer and philanthropist Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be honored with the "Generation" Award during the 2019 MTV Movie & TV Awards. Johnson returns to the show after hosting in 2016 with co-star and friend Kevin Hart.
DA Flynn responds to governor's call to end statute of limitations in all rape cases
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 03:50 pm
Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo advocated for the repeal of the statute of limitations in all rape cases as part of his 2020 executive budget. The New York State Legislature did not adopt the legislation that would remove the five-year limit on the prosecution of rape in the second and third degree when the budget passed in April.
Food Network's 'Worst Cooks in America' franchise takes another bite of dessert with return of 'Worst Bakers in America'
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 03:50 pm
Lorraine Pascale and Jason Smith have their work cut out for them on the new season of "Worst Bakers in America," as they try to transform eight kitchen disasters into baking masters. The intense five-week baking boot camp begins Monday, July 22 (10 p.m. ET/PT).
Small business forum: Opportunities for small businesses to voice concerns
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 03:50 pm
U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Region II Advocate Christine Myers and National Rural Advocate Joe Knilans will join small business owners from Western New York for roundtable discussions in Niagara, Chautauqua, Erie, and Monroe counties from Tuesday, June 18, through Thursday, June 20.
Legislator Jesse Gooch sponsoring blood drive
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 03:50 pm
Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch is sponsoring a Unyts blood drive from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road. The drive is titled the "United We Give Blood Drive."
DPW looks to complete water meter replacement in Lewiston; Center Street work concluding
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 02:50 pm
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works has been replacing water meter heads since the beginning of this year. With summer projects about to begin, the DPW is looking to finish the water meter head replacement project.
Youngstown: Post Theater project receives Greenway backing
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, the Niagara Greenway Commission determined the refurbishment of the U.S. Military Post Theater at Fort Niagara State Park was in keeping with the Greenway Plan's goals, principles and vision. Niagara Post Theater Inc. (NPT) is requesting $120,000 to repair the theater's ailing roof. The nonprofit group is slated to go before the Host Community Standing Committee in September for final approval.
Mt. St. Mary's honors past presidents
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 10:45 am
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently held its "Past President's Recognition Dinner" at Casa Antica. Recognized for their service were Alfred Frosolone (2016-17), past CEO of Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union; and Robert Ingrasci, CPA (2018), principal with Lumsden McCormick LLP.
ECHDC to hold public open house for input on North Aud Block at Canalside
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 10:40 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announced it will hold a public open house on Tuesday, June 18, to discuss the design for street and parking facilities on the northern part of the former Memorial Auditorium block, more commonly known as the North Aud Block, at Canalside.
10th annual 'Festival of Fathers' slated for June 22
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 10:40 am
The 10th annual "Festival of Fathers" will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Hyde Park Splash Pad in Niagara Falls (corner of Hyde Park Boulevard and Pine Avenue). The festival, which is free and open to the public, will include games, prizes, snacks and crafts, as well as activities to engage children and parents together.
EPA marks start of 2019 hurricane season as preparedness efforts are underway
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 10:40 am
Even as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues dedicated efforts to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands recover from 2017 hurricanes Irma and Maria, EPA is keenly aware of and sensitive to community needs. As the new Atlantic hurricane season kicked off on June 1, EPA is reminding people, businesses and state and local governments where they can find the best information on preparedness before hurricane-force winds or storm flooding may occur.
Sanborn's Myers running for Lewiston Town Council
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 07:30 am
Jason Myers recently announced his candidacy for a seat on the Lewiston Town Council.
Market in the Country & return of Oppenheim Zoo fun for all
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 07:30 am
On June 8, the return of the Oppenheim Zoo and Market in the Country at the Wheatfield Lions Club was a success, drawing many people of all ages to the Five Senses Nature Park.
Precious Plate & Precision Process to hold superhero family picnic
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 07:10 am
From noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, Precious Plate and Precision Process (of Liberty Drive) will host a superhero family picnic. The proceeds from the event at Gratwick Hose Fire Co. No. 6, 110 Ward Road, North Tonawanda, will benefit WNY Heroes. 
Barker Lions were 'Dining in the Dark'
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 07:00 am
Representatives from the Olmsted Center for Sight in Buffalo recently visited the Barker Lions to present "Dining in the Dark." This program allows each guest to experience eating dinner as someone who is blind or visually impaired would.
Upcoming ribbon cuttings in North Tonawanda
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 07:00 am
The following is a list of two ribbon cuttings in the City of North Tonawanda. 
NT Botanical Garden work day
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Botanical Garden Organization is sponsoring a community work day from 9 a.m. until noon on June 22 at the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden, 1825 Sweeney St. The public is invited to help with ongoing and new projects. 
Pappas announces conference for 9th annual Project H.O.P.E.
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 07:00 am
Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced the ninth annual Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Paint Exteriors) will be held at Painters Plus, 800 Walck Road in North Tonawanda, at 9 a.m. Friday, June 14.
First Bergholz 5K runs forward successfully
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 07:00 am
On Saturday morning, runners and walkers gathered at Holy Ghost Lutheran School for the first Bergholz 5K. 
Showcase of upscale living spaces expands footprint
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 07:30 pm
The 12th edition of the Buffalo Living Tour will be expanding geographically when the event returns on Saturday, June 29.
DEC announces sentencing for '18 assault on an Environmental Conservation Officer
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 07:00 pm
On June 6, a man who injured and dragged a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Police Officer while riding a four-wheeled utility vehicle was sentenced to serve one year in jail for the offense.  
Allegiant starts nonstop service to Savannah from Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 07:00 pm
On Friday, Allegiant started air travel service from Niagara Falls to Savannah, Georgia. To celebrate, the company offered one-way fares on the new route as low as $69. 
Trash to Treasure in Town of Niagara
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 07:00 pm
On Saturday, the Town of Niagara hosted its third Trash to Treasure event in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Joe Rotella Way. 
Niagara Junior Purple Eagles strong in Lockport win
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 03:00 pm
The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles 9U travel team recently notched a 16-3 victory over the AnJo Bombers. The game was played at Harley Field in Lockport, a unique site that's actually privately owned by the homeowner.
Free family safety fair & touch-a-truck event Saturday at Niagara Power Vista
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:55 pm
Youngsters are invited to see trucks, electric cars, heavy equipment - even an armored assault vehicle and "Pinky" the pink concrete mixer - at the New York Power Authority's family safety fair and touch-a-truck event on Saturday, June 15, at the Niagara Power Vista.
Kingdom Bound Festival announces 2019 lineup, headlined by Skillet, for KING & COUNTRY
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:40 pm
Kingdom Bound Ministries' 2019 Kingdom Bound Festival will feature more than 50 artists and speakers from across the U.S. and Canada, including headlining performances from Grammy-nominated multi-Platinum rockers Skillet, Grammy winners and longtime attendee favorites for KING & COUNTRY, and worship veteran Crowder.
West Canal Marina receives significant upgrades
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:40 pm
Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi met with Pendleton officials Saturday to announce the completion of several restoration projects at West Canal Park and Marina.
'Western New York Collects': Allan D'Arcangelo on view at Castellani Art Museum
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:40 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University continues its "Western New York Collects" series with an exhibition of works by Allan D'Arcangelo. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. The exhibition will be on view from June 23 through Dec. 13.
Tribute to gallerist Nina Freudenheim at Castellani Art Museum
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:35 pm
The Castellani Art Museum presents "For the Love of Art: A Tribute to Gallerist Nina Freudenheim." The work is on display from July 2 through Jan. 12, 2020. An opening reception is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.
ECHDC, Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association dedicate surveyor 'monument' to mark original western terminus of Erie Canal
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association (NFLSA) on Wednesday dedicated a land surveyor "monument" commemorating the original western terminus point of the Erie Canal.
Empire State Development, NYS Council on the Arts announce completion of restoration project on Roycroft Campus
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:00 pm
Empire State Development and New York Council on the Arts announced the Roycroft Campus Corp. (RCC) has completed a $465,000 renovation of the Copper Shop located on the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora.
George Clinton and friends entertain at Artpark
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 12:50 pm
This week's "Tuesday in the Park" concert offered an energetic, ferocious opening act in Miss Velvet & the Blue Wolf. What followed was Fishbone's musical cornucopia of funk sounds - metal, ska and rock, included.
New York state helping communities impacted by Lake Ontario flooding
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday hosted the first meeting of community leaders and the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Commission, where he announced up to $300 million in funding available for communities impacted by Lake Ontario flooding. Local governments will match 15% for every dollar the state spends.
Higgins & Stefanik announce push for over 1,800 new Customs & Border Protection staff
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 01:55 pm
House of Representatives Northern Border Caucus Co-Chairs Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released a letter sent to House appropriation leaders supporting the addition of 1,846 new positions within Customs and Border Protection, including 1,200 CBP officers.
ESPN presents The Pat Tillman Award for Service to former US marine Kirstie Ennis at 2019 ESPYS
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 01:50 pm
For her dedication to serving others, former Marine Corps Sgt. Ennis will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service sponsored by Mass Mutual when The 2019 ESPYS Presented by Capital One airs live Wednesday, July 10 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
UB's Educational Opportunity Center announces Community College Instant Admissions Day
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 01:50 pm
The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (UBEOC) invites high school seniors and the community's adult learners to attend its Community College Instant Admissions Day.
The Academy, ABC announce future Oscars dates; board appointments
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 01:50 pm
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC on Tuesday announced the 2022 Oscars show date and confirmed the 2021 date. Upcoming Oscars show dates are as follows:
Gavin DeGraw headlines Fallsview entertainment this September
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 01:45 pm
Multi-Platinum-selling singer, performer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw brings his top hits to Fallsview for one night only this September.

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