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Niagara-Wheatfield students awarded at The Kenny's
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:30 pm
Ten schools from Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, and Allegany counties were recently selected to participate in the 26th annual Kenny Awards at Shea's Performing Arts Center. For Niagara-Wheatfield students it was their first time attending, and a memorable one at that. 
Wrestling stars coming to region
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:20 pm
Empire State Wrestling returns to St. Johnsburg Firehall, 7165 Ward Road, on Saturday, June 29, for "Temperature Rising." Pre-sale general admission tickets are $15. Tickets increase $5 on the day of the event. Front and second row tickets are sold out. Doors open at 5 p.m. with bell-time at 6 p.m. "Temperature Rising" will air live on Twitch and be recorded for ESW's streaming service partners. 
Wheatfield Seniors trips
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:15 pm
The following is a list of trips that Wheatfield Seniors will be taking in the coming months. 
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Fourth of July kids parade
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:15 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will host its third Fourth of July Children's Parade at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 4. The parade will take place at Pine Woods Park, 3 Pine Woods Drive, North Tonawanda. 
North Tonawanda man & former grand juror admits to leaking grand jury information
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:15 pm
U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced last Friday that Casey Lipps, 26, of North Tonawanda pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to committing contempt of court by impermissibly leaking secret grand jury information. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Pappas, Common Council award proclamations to Cook & Hamilton of Oishei Foundation
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:10 pm
Recently, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and the Common Council awarded proclamations to Lawrence H. Cook II and Greer Hamilton of the John R. Oishei Foundation. 
Tribune takes Colorado
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:05 pm
Recently, I had the chance to take a little vacation to Colorado Springs, and let me tell you, it's a whole different world out there. 
St. John Lutheran graduates 8th-grade class
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:00 pm
Congratulations was extended to the eighth-grade graduates of St. John Lutheran School. School officials said they're so proud of all the students and wishes them God's blessings as they continue on to their next adventure. 
Kiwanis Club of N-W Scholarships awarded
Thu, Jun 27th 2019 03:00 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield awarded two $1,000 scholarships at a dinner at G-Macs on June 20. 
The Tabernacle to host International Fest
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 09:25 pm
International Fest is back at The Tabernacle of Orchard Park, on Sunday, July 7, from noon to 3 p.m. The event will celebrate the many cultures that make up the landscape of America.
New York State Office for the Aging releases grant application to create healthy, age-friendly communities
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 09:20 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in cooperation with the New York State Departments of State and Health, released a grant program application that will help communities to become healthier and more age-friendly. The program will fund communities that seek age-friendly community certification from AARP and the World Health Organization (WHO).
USAN board grants $1M for Wyndham Garden Inn in Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 09:15 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors (USAN) met Wednesday and voted to provide NFNY Hotel Management LLC with a $1 million grant for upgrades it made to transform the former Days Inn hotel on Main Street in Niagara Falls into a Wyndham Garden Inn hotel, adding new rooms, remodeling existing rooms and upgrading hotel amenities.
Niagara Falls celebrates World Pride with 'Rainbow Reception' street party
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 09:10 pm
Get ready to celebrate at Niagara Falls' first-ever "Rainbow Reception" from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, June 30. The outdoor street party - on Mayor O'Laughlin Boulevard in downtown Niagara Falls - will be held after a mass LGBTQ+ wedding and vow renewal ceremony - "Married with Pride" - at Niagara Falls State Park earlier in the day.
Master musical craftsman Kevin Griffin brings his own band, Better Than Ezra, to Artpark
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 01:40 pm
Thanks to NBC's hit summer series "Songland," the public has a newfound interest in what goes into making a hit song. Though the show's headliners - including John Legend, Kelsea Ballerini and - are often thought of when hearing (or singing) a final product, many tunes take a team to be top of the pops. One of the music industry's more sought-after masterminds will perform at Artpark as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" on July 9. Kevin Griffin will showcase his own hit songs, including "Good," "King of New Orleans" and "Desperately Wanting," when Better Than Ezra takes the amphitheater stage.
Artpark: All good people turn their heads, so satisfied with YES, Asia concert
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 11:55 am
It was a big night of music Tuesday at Artpark, as the Lewiston venue presented a bill with Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy, John Lodge of The Moody Blues with guest vocalist Arthur Brown, Asia and YES. The "Royal Affair Tour" offered fast-paced set changes, but laid-back rock music, which led to a larger audience pop than in past weeks.
Higgins: $450,000 in federal funding for Niagara Falls International Airport
Wed, Jun 26th 2019 10:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced two federal grants to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for improvements at the Niagara Falls International Airport. The grants were awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration, under the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Buffalo Sabres qualify 7 restricted free agents; announce roster for annual summer development camp
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 04:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced the team tendered a qualifying offer to the following restricted free agents: forwards Remi Elie, Zemgus Girgensons, Johan Larsson, Evan Rodrigues and C.J. Smith; defenseman Jake McCabe; and goaltender Linus Ullmark.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2019-20 regular-season schedule
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 12:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the NHL on Tuesday announced the 2019-20 regular-season schedule for the team's 50th season. Ticket pricing information for individual home games will be released at a later date.
Lewiston Tops awards scholarships
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 11:25 am
On Wednesday, June 12, DiMino's Lewiston Tops held its annual scholarship dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
First Presbyterian honors students
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 11:20 am
First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston recently announced its four scholarship winners for 2019: John McNally, Andrew Brown, Angelina Steffen and Miguel Bautista. Awards are presented annually in honor of church parishioners.
FOX announces fall premiere dates for 2019-20 season, plus Emmy Awards, return of 'Masked Singer,' debut of 'WWE Smackdown'
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 11:05 am
FOX has set the fall premiere dates for its new and returning series.
Food Network celebrates summer, Charleston-style, with Kardea Brown's southern dishes in brand-new series 'Delicious Miss Brown'
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 11:00 am
Born and raised on the Sea Islands of Charleston, South Carolina, cook and caterer Kardea Brown grew up in a big family with a love for food - especially the cherished recipes they passed down from generation to generation.
UB architect's latest 'habitecture' project uses dead tree to give new life to Australian landscape
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 10:40 am
What do you do with a dead, 400-year-old tree? If your specialty is animal architecture, you turn it into a living habitat/art project. That's what University at Buffalo architect Joyce Hwang did in collaboration with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Parks and Conservation Service. Hwang's sculpture - aptly called "Life Support" - was officially dedicated June 18.
DEC announces progress in efforts to eradicate dangerous & invasive giant hogweed
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 10:25 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced statewide efforts to control giant hogweed are making substantial headway in eradicating this large, invasive, and dangerous plant. The giant hogweed program, managed by DEC's division of lands and forests, is in its 12th year and has eradicated the plants from 623 sites, with another 448 plant-free sites being monitored.
Record-breaking 48.9 million Americans to travel this Independence Day
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 10:25 am
More Americans than ever recorded by AAA, nearly 49 million, are making plans to honor the red, white and blue with an Independence Day getaway this year. (AAA began tracking holiday travel in 2000.) Overall travel volume for the holiday is expected to rise 4.1% over last year, with an additional 1.9 million people planning road trips and other vacations to celebrate America's birthday.
Buffalo General Medical Center goes red, white & blue for Bellavia
Tue, Jun 25th 2019 10:20 am
Buffalo General Medical Center, a Kaleida Health facility, is being lit red, white and blue in honor of Western New York native David Bellavia, who today will receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald Trump.
Artpark's Native American-themed Strawberry Moon Festival serves to unite community
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 08:10 pm
Artpark & Company's first Strawberry Moon Festival served as a means to educate the community on the Tuscarora and Cayuga nations through Native American singing, dancing, crafts, fare and even a parade. Culture and customs were defined, explained and then presented to hundreds of onlookers - onlookers who were invited to become participants.
Ransomville to light up night sky with 'Fireworks Night' this Friday
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 04:35 pm
Ransomville Speedway will get racers and fans from both sides of the border ready for a busy holiday week this Friday, June 28, with "Fireworks Night at the 'Big R' " presented by uBreakiFix of Western New York, Hy-Tech Concrete, Moley Magnetics, Hebeler Sales & Service and Scott Joy Trucking.
'Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda' finishes as night's No. 1 TV show
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 04:30 pm
Boosted by "Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda" from 8-10 p.m., ABC won Sunday night by 40% over its nearest competition with adults 18-49 (0.7/4 vs. 0.5/3 on NBC).
Robin Roberts hosts ABC News special celebrating timeless appeal of 'The Lion King' with cast interviews & exclusive unreleased scene from new film
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 04:30 pm
Robin Roberts and ABC News will bring viewers into the heart of "The Lion King's" timeless appeal and capture the excitement of the highly anticipated new film with the primetime special "The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts." Airing Tuesday, July 16 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC, the one-hour special, hosted and co-executive produced by Roberts, features interviews with cast and crew, special behind-the-scenes footage and the debut of an exclusive unreleased scene from the new movie.
Niagara County scores another federal brownfields grant
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $9.3 million in supplemental funding for 24 current successful brownfields revolving loan fund (RLF) grantees nationwide.
Niagara University Repertory Theatre presents free children's theater at NU & Artpark
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
This summer, the Niagara University Theater Department's 40-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues.
Catholic Health hosts free summer yoga series & open house at Mt. St. Mary's Health Center Lockport
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
Catholic Health is hosting "Get Centered Wednesdays: Yoga and Wellness" throughout the summer at Mount St. Mary's Health Center Lockport, 6000 Brockton Drive, Suite 106. Niagara County residents are invited to join in from 5-7 p.m. July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11 for a free yoga class and open house.
Capacity-building working group hires director
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
A new working group comprised of five foundations and two consultants dedicated to supporting area nonprofits has hired Katie Pieri as its first director. The collaborative group is focused on Western New York and Monroe County and aims to strengthen communities by increasing the capacities of the nonprofit organizations that serve those communities.
The Big Easy in Buffalo announces 2019 summer series
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:55 am
The Big Easy in Buffalo announced its summer series of five concerts featuring Louisiana musicians at five different venues, with four of the five being free to the public.
Gas prices continue to fall across region
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:35 am
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.66, down 3 cents from last week.
Northpointe Council announces Trott Access Center expansion
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:30 am
Niagara County officials joined elected leaders Friday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially announce Northpointe Council's relocation and expansion in the Trott Access Center in Niagara Falls.
EPA takes important step to further protect children from exposure to lead-contaminated dust
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 11:30 am
On Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler, along with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, announced new, tighter standards for lead in dust on floors and windowsills to protect children from the harmful effects of lead exposure.
FASNY: Leave fireworks to the professionals!
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 07:00 am
The Fourth of July holiday is rapidly approaching and, with it, the annual fireworks shows. Although sparklers and similar items can be bought and sold in much of New York state, the Firemen's Association of the State of New York urges New Yorkers to leave these devices to trained professionals. Instead, FASNY encourages New Yorkers to attend one of the many professional fireworks displays offered throughout the state.
Buffalo Sabres take Dylan Cozens & Ryan Johnson in first round of 2019 NHL Draft; select four players on day 2
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 09:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres selected forward Dylan Cozens and defenseman Ryan Johnson in the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft on Friday.

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