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St. Peter's to serve as new home for former Niagara Catholic statue of Mary
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
A dedication ceremony will take place as part of the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 26. The statue will be part of a newly landscaped area.
NCCC begins presidential candidate public forums
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
On Thursday, Niagara County Community College hosted the first of three public forums to introduce its presidential candidates. The forum also gave attendees the chance to ask the candidate presenting several questions they may have regarding the college.
DeGlopper Memorial Expansion: Volunteers make quick work at 'Sod Party'
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Installation of new sod at the DeGlopper Memorial Saturday morning was nearly completed before lunchtime thanks to dozens of volunteers.
Hundreds attend GI Lions Club spaghetti dinner
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Hundreds of supporters of the Grand Island Lions Club were lined up for pasta and to support the club's Special Kids Picnic for children with special needs.
Obituary: Jean (Birchall) Milks McNally
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Jean (Birchall) Milks McNally, 86, of Jupiter, Florida, passed away on April 23, 2019, at Jupiter Medical Center.
Zonta Club of Grand Island: 'Flapjack Fundraiser' May 19 at Applebee's
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Grand Island plans a "Flapjack Fundraiser" from 8-10 a.m. Sunday, May 19, at Applebee's restaurant, 1608 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
St. Stephen R.C. Church: Children run collection drive for homeless dogs, cats
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Sixth-grade students from St. Stephen R.C. Church religious education support Joyful Rescues, a team of volunteer animal lovers who help homeless dogs and cats in need of love, affection and forever homes. The children collected supplies and monetary donations to benefit the rescue and donated them at Pet Smart's Orchard Park location, which hosts the organization each Saturday so they can showcase their pets.
Obituary: Kenneth W. Carter
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Kenneth W. Carter of Grand Island unexpectedly passed away on April 25, 2019.
Despite mud, crowds swim to Smelt Fest
Fri, May 3rd 2019 11:05 pm
As predicted, the Lewiston Smelt Festival was about 55 and overcast on Friday. What was an unexpected surprise was the amount of mud within Academy Park, where the annual event relocated for 2019. To counter the conditions, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brought in an oversized party tent and buckets of wood chips.
Hollyn set to release 6-song EP, 'bye, sad girl.'
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:25 pm
Gotee Records' Hollyn has announced her new, six-song EP, "bye, sad girl.," will release on Sept. 6. The lead song from the project, "i feel bad for you," is available today. This song was co-written and produced by Cole Walowac (NF, Aaron Cole). Leading up to the release in September, a new song will be available each month.
Susan Boyle releases new track, video for 'A Million Dreams' duet with Michael Ball
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:25 pm
Susan Boyle has released a new duet with British musical legend, Michael Ball, OBE. The chart-topping Ball, who began his career in "Les Miserables," has joined forces with the Scottish phenomenon who started her career on "BGT" with the now-iconic rendition of the "Les Miserables" song "I Dreamed A Dream."
Phil Wickham unveils brand-new 'Singalong 4 (LIVE)' with exclusive premiere of visual album on Apple Music
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:25 pm
Worship Leader Phil Wickham unveiled "Singalong 4 (LIVE)" on Friday. Featuring special guests Matt Redman and Brian and Jenn Johnson (Bethel Music), the live worship experience captures a special evening of raw and honest worship that took place in California with Wickham and friends alongside a community of worshipers.
Full-length Influencers album 'Just The Cross' to street May 17
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:25 pm
Influencers will drop a brand-new album, "Just The Cross," on May 17.
'Good Morning America' launches 2019 summer concert series with global superstars BTS
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
On Friday morning, ABC News' "Good Morning America" slid into summer and revealed its lineup for the 2019 summer concert series. K-pop megastars BTS will kick off the series this year on Wednesday, May 15.
Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act: Higgins joins bipartisan group leading legislation to fix tax bill hit on families of fallen servicemembers
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced introduction of bipartisan legislation to, what his camp called, "fix a new provision of the tax code hurting the families of our fallen military."
Erie County DA's office hosts student debate at courthouse
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
The Erie County District Attorney's Office hosted dozens of Buffalo Public School students, teachers and coaches for a series of debates at Erie County Court in downtown Buffalo.
Niagara County Legislature: Marijuana ad hoc committee holds first meeting
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
The newly appointed Niagara County Legislature marijuana ad hoc committee held its first meeting Tuesday to examine the local impact of impending marijuana legalization in New York state.
DEC declares May 5-11 Compost Awareness Week in New York
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced New York State Compost Awareness Week is May 5-11. The goal, a press release stated, is "to bring attention to the environmental benefits of composting, and celebrate the significant victory in the 2019-20 state budget to establish a new food waste program that maximizes the donation of unused food; expands the availability of composting; and diverts food waste from landfills."
'I Love My Park Day' celebrates New York's state parks, historic sites & public lands
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:15 pm
More than 140 New York state parks, historic sites and public lands and national parks are set to host volunteer events today as part of the eighth annual "I Love My Park Day." The popular statewide event improves and enhances New York's outdoor spaces, while bringing visibility to the entire state park system and its needs.
Maid of the Mist: ABB powers tourists to Niagara Falls with first US-built all-electric vessels
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:15 pm
Visitors to the iconic Niagara Falls will soon be able to experience one of the U.S.'s top landmarks emission-free. Two new Maid of the Mist passenger vessels will be powered entirely by high-capacity battery packs, becoming the first all-electric vessels ever built in the U.S.
Maid of the Mist leads way with first all-electric vessels built in US
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday announced the Maid of the Mist, which has been navigating the waters of the Lower Niagara River since 1846, is preparing to launch the first two, new, all-electric, zero-emission passenger vessels constructed in the U.S.
Rain & wet grounds put a damper on opening night at Ransomville Speedway
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:25 pm
Ransomville Speedway officials cancel Friday's opening night event after early-morning rains soaked the already-saturated speedway grounds.
ABC banking on big bucks and no Whammys this summer, as Elizabeth Banks hosts return of 'Press Your Luck'
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:05 am
ABC Entertainment and Fremantle announced Thursday that multihyphenate star Elizabeth Banks can now add game show host to her acting, directing and producing credits. Banks is set to host the return of "Press Your Luck," a game of wits, strategy and even higher stakes as contestants try to avoid the iconic and devilish Whammy for a chance at life-changing cash and prizes. "Press Your Luck" premieres Wednesday, June 12 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Downtown Buffalo: ECHDC presents preferred vision for Outer Harbor to public
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:05 am
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. on Thursday held its third and final Buffalo Outer Harbor access and activation project open house where the preferred vision for the Outer Harbor was presented to the public.
Little Big Town will host this year's CMT Music Awards
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:05 am
The members of Little Big Town - Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook - return as hosts for this year's CMT Music Awards.
Niagara Falls exterior home renovation program announced
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department (NFCD) is announcing an exterior renovation program based on the participatory budgeting process.
Ortt, colleagues, experts hold agriculture roundtable
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:00 am
On Thursday evening, Republican New York State Sen. Rob Ortt hosted an agriculture roundtable in Batavia for colleagues, industry experts and residents from across Western New York.
Buffalo historian Susan Eck presents 'Niagara Square: 200 Years of Movers and Shakers'
Fri, May 3rd 2019 07:00 am
Susan Eck will present her program, "Niagara Square: 200 Years of Movers and Shakers," at The Niagara History Center at 2 pm. Thursday, May 23.
First Niagara Falls CNA class graduates from O/N BOCES
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:35 pm
The first adult education certified nursing assistant class graduated from the new Orleans/Niagara BOCES building in Niagara Falls. 
Jacobs sponsors legislation to improve Holocaust education
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:30 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Week by announcing he has introduced legislation (S5431) that will strengthen and renew New York state's commitment to educate citizens about the Holocaust. The senator said passage of the bill would address a pressing need for better Holocaust education in schools.
New York State Parks announces 'New York State Connect Kids to Parks' program welcomes 200,000th public school student
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:25 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced the New York State Connect Kids to Parks" field trip grant program has welcomed 200,000 New York state public school students since the program began in 2016.
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to visit Buffalo
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:25 pm
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States will visit Buffalo on Aug. 26. Justice Ginsberg will be hosted by the University at Buffalo School of Law, the Bar Association of Erie County, the Western New York Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York, and the Minority Bar Association of Western New York.
AFL/CIO labor unions join hands in memory of members of labor who gave lives to job
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:25 pm
The 28th annual Workers Memorial Day will be observed Saturday, May 11, with the public, friends and families invited to attend a spiritual and memorial program at the Workers Memorial Monument, 5755 Reservoir Park.
Falcons girls lax setting high goals in '19
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:25 pm
After falling last season in the Section VI Class B semifinals to rival Hamburg and losing top scorer Erin Wegrzyn, some wondered what expectations the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons girls lacrosse team would have in 2019.
N-WHS hosting 'Race for Hope' track meet
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:20 pm
The Falcons track team, along with the squad from Kenmore West, will host a "Race for Hope" track meet at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at Terry Harvey Field on the N-WHS campus. 
54th annual Hewitt Awards to be presented May 5
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:20 pm
Eighteen student scholar-athletes representing nine area high schools will be honored at the 54th annual Thomas E. Hewitt Sports Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, at Antonio's Banquet Center at 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Niagara Falls.
Historical Society of The Tonawandas returns to Crystal Beach
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:15 pm
On Wednesday, May 8 one can return to Crystal Beach Park with Rose Ann Hirsch, amusement park historian and author, who will do a presentation on Crystal Beach Park. At 7 p.m. the presentation will take place in the Community Room of Tonawanda City Hall, 200 Niagara St.  All are welcome.
Princess Tea Party at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:10 pm
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., there will be a Princess Tea Party.
Pop-up boutique aims to provide affordable clothing to families in need at The Hope Center in NT
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:10 pm
Lumber City Church is inviting local families to a unique and personal shopping experience at The Hope Center. Their goal is to serve families living below the poverty line who struggle to attain adequate clothing and apparel for themselves and their children. They will be given an opportunity to shop in a dignified way from hundreds of brand-new and never used items at prices one can afford. 
North Tonawanda: Pappas announces 'Tree City USA' designation
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:10 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the Arbor Day Foundation has once again named the City of North Tonawanda "2018 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters. 
 

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