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ALL ABOARD: Discovering Niagara's shuttle
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle kicked off its fourth season last month, connecting riders to 17 destination sites along a 14-mile route from Niagara Falls to Fort Niagara. Overseen by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA), the free hop-on, hop-off service has serviced over 105,000 riders from across the globe since its inception in 2016.
NPSL International Tournament brings teams, excitement to Youngstown
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Niagara County's longest-running annual youth sporting event is set to kick off once again next week.
Grand Island: Town Board discusses mowing on West River
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board's workshop meeting Monday was its first chance to discuss mowing on the West River Connector Trail since the state revisited its maintenance plans last week.
Grand Island: Board approves special use permit for B&B
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
After tabling the matter at its last meeting, the Town Board voted 4-1 to approve a special use permit for applicant Jie Zhu to have a bed and breakfast at 2568 West Oakfield Road. The board approved the permit, which is renewable yearly, with conditions.
Obituary: Richard C. 'Bud' Whiting
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Richard C. "Bud" Whiting, formerly of Grand Island, passed away June 13, 2019.
Rotary Club of Grand Island Shred It event called 'huge success'
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island called its annual Shred It event "a huge success" on Saturday, June 15, as over two tons of documents were shredded and more than $3,000 was raised for the club to use for youth programs in the town.
Wedding: Webb-Lanphier
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 06:55 am
Amanda Webb and Michael Lanphier were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on June 1, 2019, at Colonial Gardens B&B in Williamsburg, Virginia, where a reception followed.
'Big 4' basketball coaches partner with American Cancer Society to support life-saving work against cancer
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
Cancer survivors, caregivers, volunteers and community members will unite for the American Cancer Society's "Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Happy Hour" in an effort to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at The Lafayette, 391 Washington St. Buffalo.
UB renames Kapoor Hall
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
The University at Buffalo is renaming the building that is home to its School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences after the SUNY Board of Trustees passed a resolution revoking the building's current name.
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres invited to White House
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres attended the Polish-American Reception at the White House last week in which President of Poland Andrzej Duda joined President Donald Trump in honoring Americans with Polish heritage.
Arts Services Initiative enters next chapter of governance with new board leadership
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
After eight years of serving as founding president of Arts Services Initiative's board of directors, Randy Kramer is passing the torch to Vice President Broderick Cason. The transition marks the beginning of a new chapter for ASI, as it evolves from budding nonprofit to established organization with both a regional and statewide reach.
EPA: $9.3 million in supplemental funds to clean up & reuse brownfield sites in communities across US
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $9.3 million in supplemental funding for 24 current successful brownfields revolving loan fund (RLF) grantees. The supplemental funds are going to communities that have demonstrated success in using their RLF to clean up and redevelop brownfield sites. The funds will be used to continue progress in reusing vacant and abandoned properties and turning them into community assets such as housing, recreation and open space, health facilities, social services and commerce opportunities.
Artists from Intandem display their works at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has unveiled a fourth series of works from artists of Intandem. The works were created by people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities during fine arts classes. The newest display is located in the hospital's main hallway.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute celebrates 5 years of success in region
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:30 pm
The Niagara Global Tourism Institute, a Niagara University-led initiative to transform the regional tourism industry, is kicking off summer by celebrating five years of operational success in the region.
Assembly, Senate pass legislation to decriminalize marijuana
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:30 pm
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Majority Leader Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes and Codes Committee Chair Joseph R. Lentol announced Thursday the Assembly passed legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana and expunge the records of those with low-level convictions (A.8420-A, Peoples-Stokes).
Goo Goo Dolls return with new single 'Miracle Pill'
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:30 pm
Multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have unveiled their new single, "Miracle Pill," via Warner Records. The track will be featured on the band's brand-new album. also titled "Miracle Pill," which is set to be released this fall.
Zach Williams releases new single, 'Rescue Story,' from upcoming album
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:25 pm
Award-winning artist and songwriter Zach Williams announced the release of "Rescue Story," his brand-new song that is now at radio stations across the U.S. and at all digital and streaming platforms. "Rescue Story" is the first to release from Williams' upcoming album, slated to release this fall.
Riley Clemmons drops multi-track of 'Fighting For Me'
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:25 pm
Riley Clemmons is releasing a brand-new, multi-track single of "Fighting For Me" today, housing a piano and remix version of the resonating song. "Fighting For Me" has gained a lot of popularity, being streamed 2.4 million times, along with over 420,000 views of the lyric video on YouTube.
Maid of the Mist summer season preview
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:25 pm
Put on your ponchos and sandals - the Maid of the Mist season is officially underway. Adventure-lovers and thrill-seekers from all over the world are lining up to get an up-close look at one of the greatest (and wettest) marvels in the natural world.
Obituary: Father Lynn M. Shumway
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo reports the passing Wednesday, June 12, 2019, of Father Lynn Shumway.
Niagara Falls: 'Old Falls Street Block Party' concert series presented by Sheraton
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 06:00 pm
Summer kicks off in Niagara Falls tonight with the start of the 2019 "Old Falls Street Block Party" concert series, sponsored by Old Falls Street USA and presented by Sheraton Niagara Falls. A diverse lineup of new and returning musicians will perform at 7 pm. each Friday next to the hotel.
Evy Magnusson Newlin obituary
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 04:20 pm
Evy Magnusson Newlin, 92, was called home on the morning of May 27, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband, Lyman Newlin.
Buffalo Sabres Foundation Golf Tournament scheduled for Sept. 10
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 10:30 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the 12th annual Buffalo Sabres Foundation Golf Tournament, presented by J.W. Danforth, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Wanakah Country Club in Hamburg. Registration for the tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m., with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to invest $19.5 million over 5 years
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 10:30 am
The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy announced plans to invest $19.58 million over the next five years on roughly 42 capital improvement projects designed to enhance the city's renowned Olmsted-designed parks and parkways.
NHL announces 2018-19 All-Rookie Team; Buffalo Sabres Rasmus Dahlin tops D votegetters
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 10:30 am
The National Hockey League announced the 2018-19 NHL All-Rookie Team, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's top rookie: goaltender Jordan Binnington of the St. Louis Blues, defenseman Rasmus Dahlin of the Buffalo Sabres and forward Elias Pettersson of the Vancouver Canucks.
'Time Waits For No One': UMG announces previously unreleased Freddie Mercury performance
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 10:30 am
For the first time ever - after four decades - a previously unreleased version of "Time," recorded in 1986 by Freddie Mercury for the concept album of the hit musical of the same name, has emerged after two years of work by the globally successful musician, songwriter and producer Dave Clark. The long-time friend of Mercury's uses the song's full title, "Time Waits For No One." The track is set for release via UMe on June 20, along with a new video.
NYS Assembly, Senate pass Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act despite objections from local leaders
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 09:55 am
New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan and Labor Committee Chairman Marcos Crespo on Wednesday announced the Assembly passed the Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act (A.8419, Nolan).
Tourism: Ortt, Morinello & Norris pass bills to fund Discover Niagara Shuttle
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 09:30 am
Republican state leaders Sen. Rob Ortt and Assembly members Angelo J. Morinello and Mike Norris passed bills that authorize Niagara County to collect hotel room taxes in order to generate revenue for the Discover Niagara Shuttle.
Painters Plus Home Decorating Inc. & NT officials team up for 9th annual Project H.O.P.E.
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 07:05 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced last Friday that another city resident will experience an exterior paint makeover this summer.
Open house set for 600 River Road waterfront apartments
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 07:05 am
Stonewall Property Management recently announced their official open house date for 600 River Road Apartments and Townhomes. The $20 million development is one of Western New York's only leasable waterfront properties, located in North Tonawanda on the Niagara River.
NT native wins National Student Advertising Competition
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 07:00 am
Carlie McClinsey of North Tonawanda was part of the Ithaca College Ad Lab team that won the American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition on Friday, June 7, in Hollywood, Florida.
N-WHS alumni reunion
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 07:00 am
Last year, Niagara-Wheatfield High School alumni who graduated 50-plus years ago formed a committee to plan a multi-class reunion. The reunion, which was held in August, was a huge success, so the committee decided to continue the tradition this year.  
McGuire Group only multi-facility provider in NY to earn top quintile rankings 6 consecutive years
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 07:00 am
The McGuire Group's five Western New York facilities are among a short list of facilities statewide that have achieved the top quintile status for six consecutive years, with the McGuire Group being the only multi-facility provider in the state to have achieved this milestone. 
Town of Niagara: Grenga property & Fourth Ave. pathway discussed
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 07:00 am
Tuesday night, the Town of Niagara held its monthly Town Board meeting and discussed a variety of topics, including the Grenga property on Military Road and the Fourth Avenue pathway.
Wheatfield: MacSwan addresses recent NCSO rumors
Thu, Jun 20th 2019 07:00 am
In recent weeks, there have been several rumors regarding the relationship between the Niagara County Sheriff's Office and the Town of Wheatfield. 
Niagara-Wheatfield grads go back to where it all began
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 07:00 pm
There were hugs, high-fives and tears as Niagara-Wheatfield High School seniors took some time to visit their elementary schools on June 14.
NWTA & Clark-Foster Scholarship winners announced
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 07:00 pm
Recently, the Niagara-Wheatfield Teachers Association announced their 2019 scholarship winners - Kierston Klidonas, Nicole Guldin, Brianna Walker and Olivia Gonyea.  All four students attend Niagara-Wheatfield High School and will graduate on June 27.
19 students graduate from BOCES life skills program
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 07:00 pm
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES life skills program graduated 19 students at the Historic Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda.
Starpoint student athletes sign to play in college
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 07:00 pm
Recently, several student athletes of Starpoint High School signed to continue their careers in college.
Smiles at 'Music Mania Mondays' debut
Wed, Jun 19th 2019 07:00 pm
The sun finally decided to shine on a Monday at the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park, setting the stage for a perfect and calm environment for the debut of "Music Mania Mondays." 
 

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