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Niagara University's College of Education receives grant to help support summer STEM program
Tue, May 7th 2019 01:05 pm
Niagara University's College of Education has received a $60,000, two-year grant from National Grid to help support the college's summer STEM camp initiative. The camps, now in their 11th year, are intended to engage young people in the practical application of science, technology, engineering and math, and to learn about careers in the STEM fields.
Paul Burmeister, Brendan Burke & Ryan Boyle to debut as NBC Sports' inaugural Premier Lacrosse League commentators
Tue, May 7th 2019 01:05 pm
Host Paul Burmeister, play-by-play voice Brendan Burke, and analyst Ryan Boyle will be NBC Sports' first-ever commentators for the Premier Lacrosse League's inaugural season, beginning Saturday, June 1.
PSE team honored with 4 New York Emmys
Tue, May 7th 2019 01:05 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment was honored with four Emmys this PAST weekend at the 62nd Annual New York Emmy Awards. PSE's winning productions include:
Spicey Pickle: Record broken on Cinco de Mayo
Tue, May 7th 2019 11:00 am
It took only 53 seconds for the Spicey Pickle's taco-eating contest record to fall on Cinco de Mayo. Grand Island's Colton Keen polished off three handhelds in less than a minute to out-eat six other competitors on Sunday.
HAL digs deep into 'The War of 1812 on Lake Ontario'
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:25 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's May program is titled, "The War of 1812 on Lake Ontario." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
NU senior Chris Rhue receives United Way's Volunteer of the Year Award
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:25 am
Niagara University senior Chris Rhue was presented with the United Way of Greater Niagara's Volunteer of the Year Award on Friday, April 12, at the organization's ninth annual meeting and awards breakfast at the Wurlitzer Event Center in North Tonawanda.
Lewiston Garden Club to hold annual perennial sale on May 18
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:25 am
The Lewiston Garden Club will host its annual perennial sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Red Brick Municipal Building gym, North Fourth and Onondaga streets. The group said there's always a great selection with reasonable prices at the event.
TobyMac announces theater tour following blockbuster success of 'HITS DEEP Tour'
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:25 am
Grammy winner TobyMac's "I just need U." just scored RIAA Gold certification aligning with the wrap of his popular "HITS DEEP Tour," which drew hundreds of thousands.
Higgins & local advocates detail bipartisan bill to help individuals with severe medical needs
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:05 am
Congressman Brian Higgins was joined Monday by representatives from People Inc., Western New York Independent Living and the National Coalition for Assistive & Rehab Technology to announce federal legislation to make it easier for individuals with significant disabilities and chronic medical conditions to access specialized wheelchairs and adaptive equipment technology. Reps. Higgins and Jim Sensenbrenner have introduced H.R. 2408, the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act. The bipartisan bill creates a separate benefit category under Medicare to cover complex wheelchair and other adaptive equipment for people with severe medical needs.
Lewiston Choraleers present spring program at four area churches
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:05 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present its annual spring program at four area churches May 25-26 and June 1-2. The program will feature an eclectic mix of popular music, including songs from the Great American Songbook, movies and Broadway shows.
Opening of traditional Turkish paper arts exhibit at NACC
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:05 am
Traditional, paper-based art is the focus of a new exhibit at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, with a free, opening reception scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
Niagara County: Legislator Randy Bradt to host Second Amendment forum
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:00 am
New York State Sen. Robert Ortt is expected to join Niagara County Legislator Randy Bradt, Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski and President of the Second Amendment Forever Chapter Niagara County Ed Pettitt to host a Second Amendment forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Stephen Sikora Post, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda.
NBC reunites with 'Who Do You Think You Are?'
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:00 am
The Emmy Award-winning documentary series "Who Do You Think You Are?" returns to celebrate all new journeys of self-discovery, connection and diversity on NBC with 13 episodes. A new group of celebrities will celebrate culture and set sail on their mission to connect with their personal history.
Fourth & final winner of 'Bake You Rich' earns chance to have baked goods sold nationally
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:00 am
On the finale of "Bake You Rich," Heather Walker of Scottsdale, Arizona, joined the winning batch of "Bake You Rich" bakers (Gerard Fioravanti of Huntington; Charlette Bell of Stone Mountain, Georgia; and Adalberto Diaz of Salt Lake City), earning the opportunity of a lifetime to go into business with the "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro.
CreateAthon: WNY children's organizations invited to apply for free marketing services
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:00 am
J. Fitzgerald Group (JFG) is gearing up once again for its annual 24-hour advertising and marketing services blitz to benefit area nonprofit organizations during Western New York's only CreateAthon event.
Gas price increases slow as US stocks grow
Mon, May 6th 2019 04:20 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.90, up 1 cent from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.81. The New York state average is $2.97 - also up 1 cent from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.95.
Rallies in support of travel & tourism industry as National Travel and Tourism Week begins
Mon, May 6th 2019 04:20 pm
It's the 36th annual National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW), and AAA Western and Central New York is celebrating how travel powers our economies, strengthens our communities and changes our lives.
UB professor shares with NAM successes of telemedicine program that integrates treating opioid use disorder & HCV
Mon, May 6th 2019 04:20 pm
A University at Buffalo professor who has pioneered the use of telemedicine to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients who are in opioid treatment programs will share the successes of this approach with the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today in Washington, D.C.
Collins addresses rising water levels along Western New York shoreline
Mon, May 6th 2019 03:50 pm
On Monday, Congressman Chris Collins addressed the rising water levels of Lake Ontario at the Oak Orchard Harbor. He has continually pointed to the International Joint Commission (IJC) and its Plan 2014 as the reason for the continued flood concerns.
5th annual 'Red Nose Day Special' to showcase night of music, comedy & Hollywood's biggest names
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:40 pm
A star-studded cast of Hollywood favorites is coming together to have fun, raise money and change lives for children in need in NBC's "Red Nose Day Special," airing Thursday, May 23 (8-10 p.m. ET). The primetime event will feature music, comedy and heartfelt films shedding light on children in need.
Amidst controversy, NBC Sports matches best Kentucky Derby overnight since 1990
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:35 pm
NBC Sports' coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby on NBC followed immediately by the primetime Columbus Blue Jackets-Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Playoff Game 5 on Saturday delivered multiple overnight ratings milestones, according to data provided by Nielsen.
Ryan Stevenson drops new version of current single, 'With Lifted Hands,' featuring Martin Smith
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:35 pm
Award-winning artist Ryan Stevenson has released a new version of his current single, "With Lifted Hands." This brand-new rendition features Martin Smith, the founding member of the modern worship band Delirious?
'American Idol' down to 5
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:35 pm
The stakes were high as the remaining "American Idol" finalists sang their hearts out Sunday in hopes of winning America's vote and advancing to the next phase of the competition.
'First Responders Night' & (hopefully) no rain this Friday at Ransomville Speedway
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:35 pm
Ransomville Speedway hopes to finally wave the green flag on the 2019 season this Friday night, as Live Edge Brewery presents "First Responders Night" at the "Big R." Back-to-back rainouts for the first two events delayed the opening of a new season of Friday night DIRTcar racing.
Spalding Ace & Standish Jones raise over $1,500 for Niagara Hospice
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:10 pm
Spalding Ace Hardware in Lockport and Standish Jones Building supply in Gasport recently presented Niagara Hospice with $1,593.43, which was raised by asking customers during the month of March to round up their change for Hospice. This year's donation topped the 2018 total by $800 - and officials said they hope to raise even more next year.
Tully's Good Times Restaurants supports Special Olympics New York in May
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:10 pm
In its sixth year as a major sponsor, Tully's Good Times Restaurants will expand its fundraising effort and team up with law enforcement agencies to support the Special Olympics New York, specifically in the Central, Western, Northern New York and the Southern Tier. The goal is to raise $10,000 for the upcoming Special Olympics New York Summer Games.
'Wheel in the Sky' keeps on turnin': Journey ready to rock Seneca Niagara Events Center
Mon, May 6th 2019 01:00 pm
The Seneca Niagara Events Center will host rock 'n' roll royalty, when multi-Platinum-selling band Journey performs inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2. Tickets will go on sale at noon on Friday, May 10, and start at $95.
Chris Isaak with special guest Marc Broussard to perform July 30 at Artpark
Mon, May 6th 2019 12:55 pm
Award-winning singer-songwriter Chris Isaak with special guest Marc Broussard will perform on July 30 in the Artpark Amphitheater as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10.
Thousands of New Yorkers participate in state's 8th annual 'I Love My Park Day'
Mon, May 6th 2019 12:55 pm
Thousands of volunteers participated Saturday in the eighth annual "I Love My Park Day," helping with community cleanup, beautification and stewardship events at more than 140 state parks, historic sites and public lands across New York. An estimated 8,000 volunteers participated in 250 park and trail projects, including planting trees and gardens, clearing debris, restoring trails and wildlife habitats, cleaning shorelines and beachfronts and more.
Honoring our heroes: M&T Bank, Buffalo Bills Foundation sponsor honor flight
Mon, May 6th 2019 12:45 pm
Thanks to charitable contributions from M&T Bank and the Buffalo Bills Foundation, 53 local veterans boarded a special Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight headed to Washington, D.C., on Saturday.
State agencies encourage New Yorkers to support small businesses
Mon, May 6th 2019 12:45 pm
Empire State Development and the state departments of Labor, Agriculture and Markets, and Taxation and Finance encourage New Yorkers to support local small businesses during National Small Business Week from May 5-11. A cornerstone of the state's economy, the more than 530,000 small business proprietors across New York account for 98 percent of all businesses and employ more than 3 million people, which is 40 percent of the state's private sector workforce.
Your donations can 'Stamp Out Hunger': Food drive set for May 11
Mon, May 6th 2019 07:00 am
On Saturday, May 11, the National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This annual tradition allows communities throughout the country to give back to those in need, all without leaving their home!
Lewiston Highway Department to begin micro-paving
Mon, May 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Highway Department announced it would begin micro-paving on a number of roads throughout the town, starting the week of May 13.
Buffalo Geological Society science event
Mon, May 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Buffalo Geological Society and the Town of West Seneca are collaborating on a geological and natural science event in the new Town of West Seneca Community Center and the West Seneca Library at 1300 Union Road. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 17, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, with free admission and parking.
Erie County 'DPW+EMS' Day May 18
Mon, May 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Erie County Department of Public Works and the Division of Emergency Medical Services in the Department of Health have announced "DPW+EMS Day."
2019 Chamber Gala: Niagara Frontier Publications to receive Chairman's Partnership Award
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications has been chosen as the 2019 Chairman's Partnership Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Christine O'Hara. We are proud to have a company that believes in the value of local news reporting and promoting our businesses, residents, achievements, organizations and community.
Lower Niagara River boating on hold: Lewiston Landing rehab, flooding threats disrupt summer river interests
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Thanks to higher-than-normal precipitation over the past few months in the Midwest, coupled with a melting snow pack throughout much of the Great Lakes, water levels across the system are above their long-term averages - and expected to remain that way for some time. Additionally, threats of lakeshore flooding are becoming more likely.
First Presbyterian Church, cemetery achieve historic milestone
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
After a lengthy application process, the First Presbyterian Church, and the cemetery beside it, are one step closer to achieving a coveted milestone: Designation to the National Register of Historic Places.
Frontier House grounds receive some TLC
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Efforts to rehabilitate and reopen the historic Frontier House began last weekend, when a team of five men from Blooms Relax Landscaping manicured the green space in front of and around the 195-year-old building, and cleaned up the children's' play area once used by McDonald's Restaurant.
Spicey Pickle celebrates 5th anniversary in Lewiston
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Sunday is not only Cinco de Mayo, it's also the fifth anniversary of The Spicey Pickle. The Center Street Mexican eatery will mark this milestone by doing what it does each May 5: throwing a party.

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