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100-year Zonta celebration Nov. 8
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Zonta Club of Buffalo is having a big celebration, exactly 100 years to the date of Zonta's founding in Buffalo - and in exactly the same place, Statler Towers.
Thruway Authority announces agreement with Province of Ontario to mail residents toll bills for travel through cashless tolling facilities
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Thruway Authority on Thursday announced an agreement with the Province of Ontario to access the addresses of Ontario residents to send a bill in the mail after they travel through a cashless tolling facility on the Thruway.
Grand Islanders earn Silver Awards
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
Five girls from Grand Island Girl Scout Troop 31312 earned their Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor for Cadette Girl Scouts in grades 6-8.
Work of 4 Western New York veterans to be featured at National Veterans Creative Arts Competition & Festival
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined VA Western New York Healthcare System Executive Director Michael Swartz and Recreation Therapy Supervisor Pam Kaznowski in recognizing four Western New York veterans whose creative pieces will be featured nationally.
First of several county-designated 'Purple Heart' signs unveiled in Wheatfield
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:05 pm
Republican members of the Niagara County Legislature joined County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski and Wheatfield Town Supervisor and Purple Heart recipient Don MacSwan on Niagara Falls Boulevard today to unveil the first of several county-designated "Purple Heart" signs, which will be installed throughout various locations in the county.
Food pantry at Niagara University assists students facing food insecurity
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:00 pm
In recent years, the problem of food insecurity on college campuses has gained national attention, shedding light on a growing challenge faced by students across the U.S.
'CSI' creator Anthony Zuiker guest stars at Grand Island Rotary meeting
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 05:40 pm
Anthony E. Zuiker, creator of the award-winning, mega-hit television show "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," captivated a large audience on Wednesday evening as the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Grand Island's monthly dinner meeting inside the Buffalo Launch Club.
More Halloween happenings in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a free craft-making event for children from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, inside the International Peace Garden on Center Street in Lewiston.
Voting early?
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Board of Elections announced voters in Niagara County would be given opportunities for early voting from:
Wheatfield Board hears Summit Mall update
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:10 pm
Rodney Rinard, a Witmer Road resident, approached the Wheatfield Town Board at its Monday meeting to talk to the officials in regard to heavy drainage problems on his property.
NIMAC goes to Calspan
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:05 pm
On Thursday, the Niagara Military Affairs Council was given a tour of the Calspan wind tunnel in Buffalo. The wind tunnel "provides impartial test service to evaluate the aerodynamic flight mechanics and performance characteristics of aircraft and other aerodynamic vehicles."
Healing Field coming to North Tonawanda
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:05 pm
In 2016, the Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club sponsored the first Healing Field in North Tonawanda. The event was so successful, the group has scheduled another for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Wheatfield taxes to go up less than $10
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:05 pm
The average Town of Wheatfield homeowner, with a house assessed at $125,000, will receive an additional $9.93 on their taxes this year, according to Budget Officer Edward Mongold. While the budget has not been put in front of the residents, the 2020 tentative budget is complete and can be accessed at Town Hall. A public hearing for the budget has been scheduled at 6:45 p.m., Nov. 4.
Bullying at Niagara-Wheatfield makes news
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:00 pm
Last week, the Niagara-Wheatfield School District was once again under scrutiny by the public. This time the newsworthy item was a video that showed a student at the high school being bullied by two of his peers. The student was subsequently suspended when he responded by attacking the bullies. The video quickly made its way onto social media, as well as local news stations.
Local haunt to benefit Niagara SPCA
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:00 pm
Looking for a spooky event, not able to afford Frightworld and maybe want to give to a good cause, too? Look no further because this year; the 870 Lee Home Haunt in North Tonawanda has you covered.
Nate McMurray urges Thruway Authority to reject toll hikes for Western New York
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 07:45 am
Nate McMurray on Thursday demanded the New York State Thruway Authority reject toll hikes as suggested by Moody's Investor Service.
UB's Gardella reappointed to EPA science advisory board
Thu, Oct 24th 2019 04:45 pm
Joseph Gardella Jr., SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences, has been reappointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency science advisory board.
NFMMC, 1199 SEIU reach agreement
Thu, Oct 24th 2019 04:40 pm
Employees at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center approved a three-year wage and benefit agreement covering 725 service and maintenance workers, registered and licensed practical nurses, technicians and professionals represented by 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East.
Experience French culture at Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Oct 24th 2019 07:00 am
Behind the thick stone walls of Old Fort Niagara's French Castle, Old Fort Niagara's staff and volunteers will offer living history programs for visitors about the French influences on the Niagara Region on Saturday, Nov. 9, during "French Heritage Day."
'Chicago P.D.': What's next for 'Burzek'?
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 08:10 pm
Team "Burzek" is back in business. ... We think.
Niagara-Wheatfield survives playoff scare from McKinley
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 08:10 pm
When it comes to playoff time, the saying is: "Survive and advance." Wednesday afternoon (and into the evening), the No. 1 seeded Niagara-Wheatfield boys soccer team did just that, as the Falcons finally pushed past No. 8 McKinley, 2-1, after two rounds of penalty kicks to advance to the Section VI Class A1 semifinals.
Lil Nas X'S 'Old Town Road' is first song to be certified Diamond by RIAA in 2019
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 03:20 pm
Record-shattering artist Lil Nas X has officially made history again. The inescapable song of the year, "Old Town Road" feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, has officially been certified Diamond by the RIAA. Sitting at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 weeks in a row, the song became the longest running No. 1 single since the chart's inception.
Carnegie Art Center to host headshot photo series for artists & musicians
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 03:20 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host a two-day photography session for artists, musicians and people working in the arts to get their professional headshots taken by local photographer Raul J. Marrero.
Compassion LIVE presents 'The Get Out of Your Head' Tour with Jennie Allen
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 03:20 pm
Compassion LIVE presents Bible teacher, author and visionary Jennie Allen's 2020 "The Get Out of Your Head" Tour. Joining Allen on this special night will be New York Times best-selling author Jefferson Bethke and worship leader Davy Flowers. The evening will be based off Allen's forthcoming book, "Get Out of Your Head," which will be available in January 2020.
Biannual 'Quilts at the Kenan' returns larger than ever
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 02:00 pm
"Quilts at the Kenan" will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1-2, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Kenan Center Arena, 433 Locust S., Lockport.
Cuomo: $49 million for 20 Lake Ontario REDI projects in Niagara & Orleans counties
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 01:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the state is providing $49 million to advance 20 projects in Niagara and Orleans counties as part of the first round of funding under the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative. Cuomo launched REDI in May to increase the resilience of shoreline communities and bolster economic development in the region.
Number of licensed teen drivers rising
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 07:00 am
More than 60% of teens got their driver's license before the age of 18, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. That's an 11% increase since 2012.
NYS Department of Health: New services to help e-cigarette users quit in response to nationwide outbreak of vaping-associated illnesses
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Health has announced new services for e-cigarette users seeking help to stop vaping, including free quit-coaching and nicotine replacement therapy through the New York State Smokers' Quitline.
'Best Friends' at Lewiston Library
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club and Village of Lewiston Beautification invite the public to the dedication of the "Best Friends" sculpture donated by Francis and Marie Williams, and a redbud tree planted and donated by friends and family of Jeanne Blinco, a deceased Garden Club member. The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Seneca Park, the green space next to the Lewiston Public Library.
Aaron Rodgers & Green Bay Packers visit Patrick Mahomes-less Kansas City Chiefs in first-place showdown this week NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 04:55 pm
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers (6-1) visit the Kansas City Chiefs (5-2) in a first-place showdown between leaders of the NFC North and AFC West, respectfully, on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" this week. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBC, followed by kickoff at 8:20 p.m. from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
DEC announces Lake Ontario fisheries public meetings
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 04:55 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced upcoming public meetings on the status of Lake Ontario's alewife population and the salmon and trout fisheries it supports.
Comedian Chris Tucker announces Fallsview Casino show
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 04:50 pm
International award-winning actor and comedian Chris Tucker will bring "Chris Tucker: Live in Concert" to Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort in Ontario on Jan. 24, 2020.
Erie County DA Flynn participates in national joint task force meeting, Capitol Hill advocacy day on inmate health care & recidivism
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 02:05 pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn recently joined fellow county leaders from across the country for a meeting of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and National Sheriffs' Association joint task force to reduce jail inmate recidivism through continuity of health care services and advocacy day on Capitol Hill.
Rethinking role of technology in the classroom
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 02:00 pm
Preparing elementary school students for active citizenship in an increasingly digital world requires introducing them to the latest technologies, but engaging those same kids in the classroom and involving their parents and caregivers in the process is more than a matter of providing children with access to the latest electronic devices.
Reminder: Conversation on compassionate business set for Oct. 28
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 02:00 pm
At 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, the idea of compassionate business will be explored at a mini-conference at Historic Holy Trinity (1419 Falls St., Niagara Falls). All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments.
Discovery's 'Food Network Kitchen' officially launches in US
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 02:00 pm
Discovery Inc. has launched "Food Network Kitchen," the recently announced direct-to-consumer platform, that is broadly available now across Amazon Alexa and Echo Show, Fire Tablets, Fire TV streaming media devices and Fire TV Edition smart TVs, as well as iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Android mobile devices. It will spread across additional platforms and devices in 2020.
XFL season will kick off Feb. 8 on ABC
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 02:00 pm
ABC and ESPN will combine to televise 22 games during the 2020 XFL season, beginning with the league's much-anticipated kickoff game on Saturday, Feb. 8 (2 p.m. EST), and concluding with the inaugural XFL Championship on April 26.
Boo-yah! Competition will give audience 'pumpkin to talk about' as 8 celebrity & pro-dancer couples celebrate Halloween on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 02:00 pm
It will be all treats and no tricks as the eight celebrity and pro-dancer couples return to the ballroom to celebrate Halloween and compete on the seventh week of the 2019 season of "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, Oct. 28 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC (TV-PG, L). Episodes can also be viewed the next day on, the ABC app and Hulu.
UB: Venue change for Wednesday's Distinguished Speakers Series kickoff with Nyle DiMarco
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 02:00 pm
Deaf activist and reality TV star Nyle DiMarco will speak at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts Mainstage Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to kick off UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.
Game on: Village Board approves Peach Festival return to Academy Park
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 09:30 am
The Peach Festival will return to Academy Park in 2020.

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