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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.
Niagara-Wheatfield ready to start up new school year
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District will be opening to students on Tuesday, Sept. 3, but for Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich, the journey has already begun.
NT squeaks by Kenmore West in first contest
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Kenmore West Blue Devils Varsity boys team was defeated by narrow margin to the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks in the first game of the season. The sole goal scored over all 80 minutes was made on a penalty kick by Tyler MacNeil.
Falcons overpower Quakers in first game of season
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 07:00 am
Despite being from a smaller league, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons gave as good as they got when they played their first game of the season against the Orchard Park Quakers.
'H.O.P.E.' springs eternal in Tonawandas
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 07:00 am
It started nine years ago when Jesse Gooch, owner of Painters Plus and a Niagara County legislator, decided to use his business to do some good for the community. Gooch noticed there were several houses in the community that needed an exterior paint job. Painters Plus handled jobs on similar houses and it was like a lightbulb went on. Gooch's business had all the supplies and the know-how to paint any of these houses.
Jim Kelly, Darryl Talley visit M&T volunteers during 'Day of Caring'
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 04:30 pm
During the recent United Way "Day of Caring," M&T Bank showed its hometown pride by again having the largest representation of volunteers - approximately 450 employees across 21 job sites, representing nearly 14% of the total "Day of Caring" volunteer force. During the day's activities, Buffalo Bills legends Jim Kelly and Darryl Talley made guest appearances as a special "thank you" to M&T and other volunteer groups.
Old Fort Niagara site of naturalization ceremony
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 04:00 pm
A naturalization ceremony took place Wednesday morning at Old Fort Niagara for 20 new U.S. citizens. Individuals from 11 different countries, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Canada, China, Congo (Kinshasa), Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia and Vietnam, took their oaths of allegiance from U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.
Music, dance & wardrobe highlights will be presented during 'Descendants 3 Labor Day Weekend Takeover'
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 03:25 pm
The three "Descendants" titles in the hit Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, one that's engaged the imaginations of kids and tweens around the world, are at the center of a programming event, "Descendants 3 Labor Day Weekend Takeover," Saturday, Aug. 31, through Monday, Sept. 2, on Disney Channel.
Buffalo Bills partner with Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 03:20 pm
Pegula Sports & Entertainment today welcomes Seneca Resorts & Casinos as the "Official Casino of the Buffalo Bills."
2019 business assistance seminar slated for Sept. 26
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 03:00 pm
The area's business community is invited to attend an informational evening on available grant opportunities and resources for business development.
Red-light-running deaths hit 10-year high
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 02:55 pm
More than two people are killed every day on U.S. roads by impatient and reckless drivers blowing through red lights, according to data analysis performed by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The most recent crash data available shows 939 people were killed in red-light-running crashes in 2017 - a 10-year high and a 28% increase since 2012.