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'AGT' welcomes back Darcy, Preacher; Queen Latifah to be guest judge
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 02:20 pm
Academy Award-nominated and Emmy, Golden Globe and Grammy winner Queen Latifah ("Hairspray," "Star") will join "America's Got Talent" as a special guest judge on Tuesday, Sept. 10 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT). She will appear alongside "AGT" judges Simon Cowell, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Howie Mandel, and host Terry Crews, as the remaining acts take the stage to perform live at the Dolby Theatre.
Apple research tests hail netting to protect crops from pests
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 10:10 am
Real-time, regional, in-orchard research funded by the farmer-driven Northern New York Agricultural Development Program is helping apple growers quickly respond to pests with the latest management practices. It also provides insight into practices that may or may not work to protect the Northern New York apple crop conservatively valued at $57 million.
New 'Niagara Frontier Faith & Heritage Trail Excursions & Adventures' at Stella Niagara
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 10:05 am
In celebration of its 45th anniversary in retreat center ministry this year, the Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara is introducing a new concept in retreats. Niagara Frontier Faith & Heritage Trail Excursions & Adventures will be offer customary sponsored retreats and group hospitality rentals.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Time Will Tell: Storytelling Traditions in Western New York'
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 10:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's folk arts program and "Meet Me at the CAM" series have teamed up to present a special fall program, "Time Will Tell: Storytelling Traditions in Western New York." The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, and feature speakers from the local arts community.
Fundraiser nets $10,000+ for inclusive playground
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 09:50 am
Village of Lewiston Deputy Mayor Vic Eydt joined with Ashley Olds, Bill Kilmer and Linda Fleck in presenting the municipality with $10,201 on Monday for the new inclusive playground project. The funds were generated at last month's "Moose's Mission" fundraiser, which was presented by Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 and Women of the Moose Chapter 1940.
W.O.W. returns to Grand Island
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 07:00 am
With the 2019-20 season, Women of the Word begin their 32nd year of interdenominational Christian Bible study on Grand Island. Hosted by Trinity United Methodist Church, 2100 Whitehaven Road, the ladies of W.O.W. will study the Old Testament books of Exodus, Judges and Ruth. The premier celebration is Thursday, Sept. 12, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Camera operations restored at North Tonawanda DMV
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 03:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski announced the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles licensing camera has been repaired and normal operations have resumed at the North Tonawanda DMV site.
LCA Marble Orchard Ghost Walks: Creepy. Crawly. Can't miss.
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts once again presents its Marble Orchard Ghost Walks this fall.
UB: Developing a richer understanding of natural sciences critical to making better policy decisions
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:20 pm
To fully understand the challenges of progressive environmental transformation requires policymakers develop a more sophisticated and nuanced relationship with the various sciences and the kinds of knowledge their work can provide, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo sociologist.
UB speakers series to welcome Central Park Five member, 'Shark Tank' investor, Pulitzer Prize winner
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:20 pm
Central Park Five member Yusef Salaam, Pulitzer Prize winner Maggie Haberman and "Shark Tank" investor Daymond John are among the speakers who will headline the University at Buffalo's 2019-20 Distinguished Speakers Series.
Macy's announces Walden Galleria as Growth100 investment store
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:15 pm
Macy's announced Macy's Walden Galleria is one of 100 stores included in its 2019 Growth150 initiative.
Combatting violence: YWCA receives support from Niagara County Legislature
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:15 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Keith McNall appeared at the YWCA's Lockport location last week to present a check for $46,500, which was made official through a resolution he sponsored to help offset statewide cuts.
Niagara Frontier Antique & Classic Boat Show returning to Buffalo Launch Club
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:00 pm
The Niagara Frontier Antique & Classic Boat Show returns to the Buffalo Launch Club on Grand Island this weekend. The 41st annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, and is one of the largest antique and classic boat shows in North America.
Pump prices down across region
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:00 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.57, down 2 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.83. The New York state average is $2.77, down 2 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $2.99.
DMV camera outage impacting NT branch
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 12:50 pm
The North Tonawanda Department of Motor Vehicles office has experienced a camera failure, and has been forced to limit operations, County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski reported Tuesday.
EMS workers save lives - while their nutrition habits are threatening their own
Mon, Sep 2nd 2019 07:00 am
As former emergency medical services workers, Dave Hostler and Brian Clemency know how challenging it can be to maintain a healthy lifestyle while working long shifts at odd hours.
Oktoberfest to benefit History Center
Mon, Sep 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Oktoberfest returns to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, between 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Chef Donna Eick will provide a German buffet of traditional Oktoberfest food, including bratwurst, roast pork, sauerkraut, sweet and sour cabbage, German potato salad, chef salad and more, plus dessert. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from the cash bar.
Niagara County Peach Festival: 4 days of peaches, rides, entertainment & fun
Mon, Sep 2nd 2019 07:00 am
A community favorite, the Lewiston Kiwanis-sponsored event opens Thursday, Sept. 5, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 8, at Academy Park.
Rudolph, Senek, Zimmerman & Martin crowned Ransomville champions
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 09:40 am
Mat Williamson won his third Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the season and Erick Rudolph of Ransomville won his second consecutive divisional title as Hy-Tech Concrete, WNY Heroes, National Maintenance Contracting Corporation, Lawns Unlimited, and Try-It Distributing (Busch Beer) presented Season Championship Night for Modifieds, Sportsman and Novice Sportsman at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night.
Higgins welcomes action on 'long-overdue' pilot records database, urges administration to work swiftly toward full implementation
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 09:15 am
Congressman Brian Higgins learned Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao forwarded a "notice of proposed rulemaking" on the pilot records database to the Office of Management and Budget for formal review. He released the following statement in response:
Grand Island Town Board: New Southpointe plan has first airing at info meeting
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
Islanders at an informational meeting about the Southpointe development project echoed the voices from 20 years ago when they raised similar concerns about the project's potential impact on the environment and traffic.
Burrata Rooftop Bistro opens on top of Grand Island Holiday Inn Express
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
The most heavily attended ribbon-cutting ceremony in recent memory greeted the new Burrata Rooftop Bistro at the Holiday Inn Express Friday.
Ag and Farming Committee to meet Sept. 18
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island received a farmland protection planning grant from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets in late 2018 and since that time the town's Agriculture and Farming Planning Committee has been working on developing a resource guide with local consultants. This guide aims to provide greater clarification on what constitutes agriculture on the Island along with goals for the future of farming in the community.
Grand Island Central School District: Is your mailbox ready for school with visible address numbers?
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
For just a few dollars, Islanders can speed up a safe pickup and drop-off of children for school.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market moving to The Griffon for Peach Festival Saturday
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
For one week only, the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market is moving across the street - to The Griffon House, at 810 Center St. This will take place Sept. 7, to accommodate the Peach Festival.
New bench in Lewiston for pet owners
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
Thanks to the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society's Pet Emergency Fund, a new "Sit Awhile" bench was recently installed at the Lewiston Dog Park. Lowes Home Improvement workers from the Niagara Falls Boulevard location helped make the work area.
Porter sets 2nd annual vets chicken BBQ, raffle
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Porter announced this week that preparations are now underway for the second annual veterans chicken barbecue/basket raffle. It will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 325 Third St. All veterans and residents are invited.
Town of Lewiston Board hears of Bri Estates impact
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:55 pm
It was a busy session for the Lewiston Town Board on Monday.
Village of Lewiston gets its Just Desserts
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:40 pm
In what could only be described as a sight straight out of a Food Network kitchen, The Stone House was filled with delicious desserts of every shape, size, texture and taste on Thursday night. The occasion was a ribbon-cutting for Just Desserts by Aimee - which is kitty-corner to the Lewiston wine bar. Friends and family looked on with awe at the picturesque pastries, precisely piled on serving plates.
Buffalo Sabres training camp to open Sept. 12
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will open its main training camp on Thursday, Sept. 12, when veteran players are scheduled to report for testing and physicals. Training camp will be held primarily at KeyBank Center, with sessions on Sunday, Sept. 15, Thursday, Sept. 26, and Friday, Sept. 27 open to the public.
Higgins & Kennedy: $10.6 million in new funding for rehab of Ohio Street lift bridge
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and New York State Sen. Tim Kennedy were joined by community leaders to announce $10.625 million in new funding for renovation to the Ohio Street lift bridge. The recent allocation, through the Federal Highway Administration's National Highway Freight program with matching funds through New York state, is in addition to $5.23 million in previously allocated federal and state transportation funds, providing a total investment of $15.855 million for the Buffalo infrastructure project.
SBA Acting Administrator Pilkerton awards Buffalo's The Foundry with $100,000
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:15 pm
U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton visited Buffalo this week to pay a personal visit to The Foundry, the Northampton Street makerspace where education, empowerment and employment of Erie County community members go hand-in-hand with business incubation. Pilkerton was accompanied with SBA Regional Administrator Steve Bulger and Buffalo District Office Director Franklin J. Sciortino during his visit.
David Leonard releases new album, 'The Wait: Silence The Noise'
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:05 pm
David Leonard, formerly one-half of the Grammy Award-nominated duo All Sons & Daughters, released "The Wait: Silence The Noise," a new live collection of songs from his solo debut, "The Wait," which was released earlier this year. On today's release, the recording puts a focus on the lyrics and allows the listener to worship - especially for anyone who's been in that desert place looking for signs of life.
Buffalo Sabres announce Prospects Challenge roster
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team's full roster for the Prospects Challenge, which will run from Sept. 6-9 at Harborcenter. The team also announced all three of the Sabres' games in the tournament will be streamed live on to viewers inside the Sabres' local broadcast market.
Taylor Swift's 'Lover' surpasses 1 million albums in China
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:00 pm
Global superstar Taylor Swift, a 10-time Grammy winner, singer, songwriter, musician and producer, set a new record for an international artist in China with the release of her multi-Platinum album "Lover."
Jacobs calls for public hearings on new license plates
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 05:50 pm
Republican New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs is calling for the New York State Senate's Transportation Committee to hold public hearings to determine whether or not the governor and the Department of Motor of Vehicles are justified in requiring motorists to begin purchasing new license plates next year.
GNBC stages 'Peter and The Wolf' at Castellani; will appear at Peach Festival
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 03:20 pm
Greater Niagara Ballet Company students recently staged excerpts from "Peter and The Wolf" at the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus. The dancers - under the direction of Beverley Feder - performed to the music of Sergey Prokofiev and the narration of Sean Connery.
Vendor culinary competition returns to Peach Festival
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 03:00 pm
The Peach Festival is famous for its shortcake - who doesn't like fresh fruit piled on a DiCamillo Bakery biscuit and covered in cream? But have you tried a peach chicken wing or pizza piled with peaches?
Peach Festival 2019: Rock 'n' roll, R&B, and a little country on stage
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 02:50 pm
There's a lot to do at the Niagara County Peach Festival.
Service clubs sound off at Wheatfield Lions' 5th annual event
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Lions Club invited their counterparts, the St. David Lions Club from Canada; as well as area service and business groups to a steak dinner at Five Senses Nature Park for their fifth annual Service Club Steak Night. Clubs included the Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis, Wheatfield Business Association, Town of Niagara Lions, and the Niagara County Central Rotary Club.

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