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Paddles Up expands with Summerfest
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 06:55 am
On the heels of the winter Footprint Festival in Beaver Island State Park, Paddles Up has expanded into the Paddles Up Summerfest for 2019.
Local Sound's 'Sunday School' EP available now
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 07:15 pm
Local Sound's newest EP, "Sunday School," is available everywhere today. "Sunday School" features five 1990s worship favorites with the trio's pop music spin. The EP includes Local Sound's treasured worship songs "Shout To The Lord," "Open The Eyes Of My Heart" featuring special guest Paul Baloche, as well as the hits "I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever," "Agnus Dei / Heart of Worship" and "Let My Words Be Few."
NFMMC receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 03:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Universal Studios welcomes 'Ghostbusters' for first time 'Halloween Horror Nights'
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 03:25 pm
For the first time ever, Sony Pictures' classic film "Ghostbusters" is coming to "Halloween Horror Nights" at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. The attraction will bring the most memorable scenes, characters and supernatural spirits from one of pop culture's most iconic films to life in immersive mazes based off the 1984 classic at the nation's premier Halloween events, starting this September.
Jonas Brothers to receive Decade Award at Teen Choice 2019
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 03:25 pm
Grammy Award-nominated multi-Platinum powerhouse trio Jonas Brothers will be honored at Teen Choice 2019 with the highly coveted Decade Award, which celebrates the group's evolution over the past 10 years. The star-studded two-hour live event airs, for the first time in Teen Choice history, from Hermosa Beach, California, on Sunday, Aug. 11 (8 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.
Goo Goo Dolls announce 12th studio album, 'Miracle Pill'
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 03:25 pm
Multi-Platinum, four-time Grammy-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls have officially announced their 12th studio album, "Miracle Pill," will release Sept. 13 via Warner Records.
Bethel Music's Josh Baldwin returns with 'Let the Redeemed'
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 03:25 pm
Josh Baldwin of Bethel Music is unveiling a brand-new track, "Let the Redeemed," today. The hopeful track compellingly declares God as a deliverer who leads us out of the desert.
Alzheimer's study: UB researchers present first clinical proof that individual genotypes determine if drugs will work
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 03:05 pm
University at Buffalo researchers have determined that a human gene present in 75% of the population is a key reason why a class of drugs for Alzheimer's disease seemed promising in animal studies only to fail in human studies.
Poloncarz announces new snowplowing agreement with local municipalities
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 03:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced a new snowplowing agreement has been reached between Erie County and local municipalities contracting with the county for snow removal on county roads. Erie County's current three-year contract with these 31 municipalities for snow and ice control will expire on Aug. 31.
Random Hero opens new chapter with 'Tension'
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 03:00 pm
Christian rock hitmakers and fan favorites Random Hero are set to drop "Tension," their anticipated RockFest Records debut, on Aug. 23. Produced by Memphis May Fire's Kellen McGregor, "Tension" is the band's most melodic, hook-laden release to date, providing a musical foundation squarely focused on elevating Random Hero's urgent message of hope and healing.
Heat warnings issued: AAA cautions motorists of extreme heat & dangers of hot vehicles
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 02:40 pm
With heat warnings issued across the region, AAA Western and Central New York is reminding motorists to be aware of the dangers of hot cars. On average, 37 children die in hot cars every year. While an overwhelming majority of these deaths are accidental, such tragedies are often preventable.
Fire demos, hall tours, kids activities and more at Lewiston No. 1 open house
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 02:05 pm
River Region residents will be able to check out the latest in fire safety, view some cool fire demos, plus get a look at two new fire vehicles and one real classic as Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 hold its open house Saturday, starting at 11 a.m., at the North Sixth Street fire hall.
'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' to conclude after 7th season on ABC
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 08:45 pm
ABC on Thursday announced "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the longest-running Marvel television series, will end after seven seasons. The final 13 episodes are scheduled to air next summer. Season six is currently airing Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC and will air its finale on Aug. 2 with a special two-hour episode.
Fourth annual Project Connect Niagara provides wide range of services to individuals in need
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 08:45 pm
Project Connect Niagara, an event designed to connect those in need with critical services in a "one-stop" venue, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room in Niagara Falls.
FeedMore WNY needs community to help 'Walk Off Hunger'
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 08:45 pm
FeedMore WNY is seeking participants of all ages for the 12th annual "Walk Off Hunger," which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Island Park in Williamsville. Presented by Life Storage, this family-friendly event will help FeedMore WNY provide more nutritious meals to hungry local children, families, seniors and veterans this summer and into the fall.
North Tonawanda: Thunder on the Niagara boat races returning for year 14
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 06:00 pm
Although water levels have been high around Western New York - leading to the cancellation of several water-related happenings - locals can look forward to a community favorite off the shores of the Niagara River. Coming Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4, Gratwick Riverside Park in North Tonawanda will host the 14th Thunder on the Niagara boat racing event.
Solidays opens for business in Wheatfield
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 01:40 pm
Some have known the location at 6935 Ward Road as JT Wheatfields or Jack Devine's - amongst the many names. Well, get used to a new name for this one: Solidays.
Gabby Barrett named Radio Disney's NBT featured artist
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 11:00 am
Warner Music Nashville recording artist Gabby Barrett has been named Radio Disney's "Next Big Thing." NBT is a multiplatform talent program that puts the spotlight on breakout artists and showcases their journey to success. The country singer will be featured in a series of exclusive NBT videos across Radio Disney, Disney Channel, the Radio Disney app, the DisneyNOW app and social media platforms.
Village of Lewiston Rec to hold Paul Mamon Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for Boys
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring the Paul Mamon Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament for Boys starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Red Brick Municipal Building gym, North Fourth and Onondaga streets.
18th annual Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo 5K run set for July 31
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 11:00 am
Lace up your running shoes and come run with 1,000 or so fellow runners as they fill the street in front of the Ronald McDonald House at 6:30 p.m. and take their mark for the start of the 18th annual Ronald McDonald House 5k Run on Wednesday, July 31. This 2019 Buffalo News "Runner of the Year" race takes place on certified/sanctioned course that takes runners through unique neighborhood streets.
USA Niagara Development Corp. announces RFP for Third Street district development opportunities
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 11:00 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. announced a request for proposals for the acquisition, rehabilitation/restoration and reuse of four mixed-use properties on Third Street (441, 466, 500, 512/518), and one vacant lot (503 Main St.) in downtown Niagara Falls. USAN said revitalization of these properties, all located in close proximity to one another, represents a unique opportunity to contribute to the redevelopment of a historic commercial district in an iconic American city.
NCCC 1 of 8 in New York to receive state library award
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 08:30 am
The Henrietta G. Lewis Library on the campus of Niagara County Community College serves as a repository for Niagara County regional history, and thanks to a conservation/preservation discretionary grant from the New York State Library, artifacts from this collection will be better preserved with improved access.  The $8,482 grant was one of eight of this nature awarded across the state.
Wheatfield Lions host picnic for the blind
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 08:15 am
Recently, the Wheatfield Lions Club hosted a picnic for the blind at the Five Senses Park on Ward Road. The picnic brought visually impaired from across Niagara County for a day of fun. 
15th Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival fast approaching
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 08:00 am
Summer is in full gear, and with that means it's almost time for the 15th Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival.
Wheatfield Family Dentistry makes donation to Make-A-Wish
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 07:30 am
Recently, Wheatfield Family Dentistry held an open house fundraiser for Make-A-Wish of Western New York. The firm offered free sandwiches and ice cream from an Anderson's food truck. Other events included free pony rides from Blaze's Pony Express and a jumbo inflatable slide donated by Entercom Communications from Pig Belly Entertainment. 
N-W BOE meeting
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 07:15 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held on July 24, will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session. The public meeting is anticipated to begin at 7 p.m.
Thanks to help from BOCES Program, mini bike goes generation to generation
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 07:00 am
It is not uncommon for teachers at Orleans/Niagara BOCES to use their and their students' skills to help each other out. Case in point, building trades teacher Matt Anastasi reached out to his friend and fellow teacher, project based engineering's Scott Brauer for a favor. 
2019 KanJam World Championship tournament coming to NT
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 07:00 am
On Saturday, Aug. 10, discs will be flying when KanJam hosts the annual World Championship tournament. The event is open to anyone that wishes to participate.
SRO returning to NT School District for 2019-20
Thu, Jul 18th 2019 07:00 am
It was a light and brief meeting for the North Tonawanda Common Council, but security in schools was an important item put forth to the agenda.  The council entered into an agreement Tuesday with the North Tonawanda City School District to assign a North Tonawanda police officer as school resource officer at the middle and high schools. 
Can you help? 2nd annual Smiles for Owen
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 08:00 pm
From 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, the second Smiles for Owen fundraiser will be held. All proceeds from the event will benefit the SUDC Foundation to further support their mission to promote awareness, advocate for research, and support those affected by sudden unexpected or unexplained death in childhood.
Canal Fest Parade rolls through T-NT
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 07:30 pm
The 2019 Canal Fest Parade strolled through Tonawanda and into North Tonawanda on Tuesday. 
Porter Cup returning for year 61
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 07:00 pm
As July happenings pile up, Western New Yorkers are out and about enjoying the summer weather. Coming up, though, hype is building for the 61st tee off of the Porter Cup golf tournament at Niagara Falls Country Club. 
McGuire Group honors McNally & Pawlow for years of service
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 05:45 pm
The McGuire Group, operator of six health care facilities in New York state, was pleased to announce that Sandy McNally of Tonawanda, celebrated her five-year employment anniversary with the company, while Michael Pawlow of Wheatfield celebrated his 20-year employment anniversary with the company.
Niagara PAL Soccer tryouts
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 05:30 pm
Those looking for a great soccer club with the best cost around can look no further than Niagara PAL Soccer Club.
Mark Wright named CFO at Niagara Falls Memorial
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 03:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Mark J. Wright will join the medical center's administrative team as senior vice president and chief financial officer effective Aug. 5.
FEMA, NYSDEC to hold open house meeting on flood risk management
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 03:45 pm
The Region II office of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will host a flood risk open house meeting to inform the residents of Niagara County about the flood risks shown on preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation names new directors, officers
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 03:45 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation has announced its board of director members for the 2019-20 year. Joseph A. Ieraci, president at Aries Transportation, will continue to serve as chairman.
Buffalo Sabres: Cozens agrees to entry-level contract
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 10:15 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Monday announced the team signed forward Dylan Cozens to a three-year, entry-level contract.
ABC embraces holiday spirit with 'Same Time, Next Christmas' starring Lea Michele
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 10:15 am
ABC has picked up a special holiday movie, "Same Time, Next Christmas," set to air this December. The movie, from Freeform Studios, stars New York Times bestselling author and singer Lea Michele, who is known for her role as Rachel Berry on the hit FOX series "Glee."
Alton Brown is back with 'Good Eats: The Return' on Food Network
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 10:15 am
Alton Brown is bringing back the groundbreaking series that inspired a generation of food fans with culinary science, history, comedy, puppets, cameras inside appliances and great recipes with "Good Eats: The Return," premiering Sunday, Aug. 25, with double episodes at 10 and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Food Network. These airings mark the first new, original "Good Eats" episodes since 2012.

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