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History Center's annual Oktoberfest postponed until 2021
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 03:05 pm
Due to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, the History Center of Niagara is postponing its annual Oktoberfest celebration until next year, Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.
M&T Bank donates $25,000 to FeedMore WNY to combat food insecurity during coronavirus pandemic
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 03:05 pm
FeedMore WNY, formerly the Food Bank of WNY and Meals on Wheels for WNY, announced a $25,000 donation from M&T Bank to support COVID-19 response efforts benefitting local children and older adults.
Cuomo urges drivers to slow down in work zones as New York continues reopening
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 03:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee, State Police and the Thruway Authority, on Monday reminded motorists of the importance of moving over for highway workers, first responders and others who assist with motor vehicle crashes and roadside incidents.
SBA provided $20 billion to small businesses and nonprofits through economic injury disaster loan advance program
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 02:45 pm
On Friday, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the conclusion and success of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance program, which provided U.S. small businesses, nonprofits and agricultural businesses a total of $20 billion in emergency funding. In order to assist the greatest number of small businesses, the EIDL Advance provided $1,000 per employee up to a maximum of $10,000.
Everyone can compete during 'Census PUSH WEEK'
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 02:45 pm
States, counties, cities, towns and communities will compete in a regional challenge during "Census PUSH WEEK" to determine who can "PUSH" a greater self-response rate from July 27 to Aug. 2, just days before the start of census non-response follow-up operations on Aug. 11.
Lewiston Lions donate to Lewiston Police Department
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 02:45 pm
The Lewiston Lions were able to donate 50 KN95 masks to the Lewiston Police Department to supplement its mandatory safety precautions for the officers. The KN95 masks were acquired through a state Lions Club International disaster relief grant.
NACC: 'Jazz on the Steps' featuring Custode & Parisi Jazz Trio
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 02:45 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced "Jazz on the Steps," an outdoor summer concert event scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Milla Jovovich is 'Monster Hunter'
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 01:30 pm
Behind our world, there is another: A world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Lt. Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her elite unit are transported through a portal from our world to a new world, they are in for the shock of their lives.
'Radioactive' headed to Amazon Prime Video
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:50 pm
"Radioactive" is the incredible, true story of Marie Skłodowska Curie and her groundbreaking scientific achievements that revolutionized medicine with her discovery of radium and polonium, ultimately changing the face of science forever. Marie was the first female to win the Nobel Prize and the first person in history to win the esteemed award twice.
Lion & Bear release 'Held By Your Love'
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:40 pm
Last week, BEC Recordings officially announced the addition of the duo Lion & Bear to its roster. The group also dropped its debut single and lyric video for "Held By Your Love."
FOX renews comedy 'The Moodys' for second season
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:40 pm
FOX recently announced a renewal of the critically acclaimed comedy series "The Moodys" for a second season. The announcement was made by Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for FOX Entertainment. Starring and executive-produced by Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominees Denis Leary ("Rescue Me") and Elizabeth Perkins ("Sharp Objects"), "The Moodys" follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family through its misadventures.
HBO Max makes new DC drama series commitment from 'The Batman' filmmaker Matt Reeves, Terence Winter & Warner Bros. Television
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:40 pm
HBO Max recently announced it has given a series commitment to an original DC drama set in the Gotham City police department from "The Batman" filmmaker Matt Reeves, "Boardwalk Empire" creator Terence Winter, "The Batman" producer Dylan Clark, and Warner Bros. Television.
6 tips to keep pets safe during storm season
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:25 pm
While no one is immune from the devastation of a natural disaster, preparing before a storm hits is key to keeping everyone in your family - including your pets - safe. It's even more important now - in an era of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic - that pet parents have a plan to keep their furry family members out of harm's way if forced to take shelter elsewhere.
National Grid celebrates Lineworker Appreciation Day
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:25 pm
If ever you wonder who's behind keeping your lights on, especially during the challenges of the pandemic, the answer is National Grid's electricity field force. These men and women are a special group of people who perform extraordinary work in some of the toughest conditions. Never has their commitment to our customers been more tested than now and their unwavering support and willingness to go above and beyond continues to make us proud to once again celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day (which was July 10).
Local public relations awards program moves to online format for 2020
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:25 pm
Like most events in 2020, a yearly tradition for the local public relations industry will be a little different this year. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter announced its 31st Annual Excalibur Awards will shift to an online format for 2020. The organization encouraged practitioners and organizations throughout Western New York to submit their best public relations campaigns and tactics from 2019 and 2020 to no later than 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21.
Family Promise of WNY doubles capacity: Newly renovated shelter to benefit families experiencing homelessness
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:25 pm
Family Promise of Western New York, an emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness, has completed critical upgrades to its shelter facility and is reopening for intakes in August with double the capacity. This reopening is in anticipation of predicted mass evictions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and unemployment throughout the region. Improvements include private family units, additional bathrooms and a fire safety system.
AAA sees new roadside trends amid pandemic & heat wave
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:05 pm
AAA's Summer Travel Forecast reveals 97% of all summer travel will be road trips. These trips will likely be taken in personal vehicles that have been sitting idle for months and are now hitting the open road for many miles.
Tops Friendly Markets & PepsiCo Foundation present Salvation Army with $100,000
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 12:05 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, along with its community partners at the PepsiCo Foundation, were proud to present the Salvation Army with $100,337 during a press event held Friday at the Salvation Army (960 Main St., Buffalo). These much-needed funds will help 65 local units throughout the geographic area by providing vital food and supplies to those struggling in this community, especially during these unprecedented times.
Coronavirus stats for July 13
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 11:45 am
Coronavirus stats for July 13
Live music returns to Artpark
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 10:10 am
Artpark is churning with activity and fresh initiatives that will allow visitors to interact with the public park in new ways. In the face of multiple concert cancellations and postponements, Artpark & Company has been actively developing new and adapted programs designed to bring the community both relief and inspiration, all while practicing social distancing and all COVID-19-related precautions to keep visitors safe at all times.
Obituary: Douglas Bob Anderson
Sat, Jul 11th 2020 07:00 am
Douglas Bob Anderson was born Dec. 31, 1944, in Logan, Utah, and left us on July 1, 2020. He was the youngest of three children born to John Adolph "Ade" and Ruth (née Hansen) Anderson.
Paddles Up goes online for 2020
Sat, Jul 11th 2020 07:00 am
Paddles Up, an annual summer event at Beaver Island State Park, will have to wait until 2021 to celebrate its 15th year in the Niagara River. The event has been canceled due to the current COVID-19 restrictions and the concern for participants' health, announced Michelle Lockett, community engagement manager at Niagara River Greenway.
Coalition to save Fantasy Island introduced
Sat, Jul 11th 2020 06:55 am
New York State Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, who has fond memories of visiting Fantasy Island with his family and friends, calls the efforts of Empire Adventures to bring back the amusement park on Grand Island extremely important, and said he supports the route outlined at a press conference on Thursday.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino initiating response protocols, as team member confirmed positive for COVID-19
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 06:20 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino was made aware a team member working at the resort has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual last worked at the resort on July 4, and is now recovering at home. The resort has initiated immediate response protocols set forth in its phased reopening plan.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls reopens
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing shopping malls in "New York Forward" phase four regions to reopen to the general public.
New York state to send COVID-19 medication Remdesivir to Florida
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced New York state will send the COVID-19 medication Remdesivir to Florida as the state struggles with a resurgence of cases. Florida is waiting for a further supply from the federal government and New York will provide enough Remdesivir to help the state care for 280 COVID-19 patients until the federal shipment arrives. New York's shipment of the medication will arrive in Florida tomorrow.
Emergency physicians & residents discouraged by US restrictions on international health workforce
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 03:15 pm
America's leading medical associations, including the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Medical Association, are cautioning the Trump administration that its decision to restrict visas for qualified foreign workers could have a dangerous impact on access to care for this nation's patients.
Amherst CARES Act grant funds urgent deliveries for persons with disabilities by WNYIL
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 03:15 pm
Western New York Independent Living Inc. (WNYIL) has been awarded $12,500, which was funded by the Town of Amherst's CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act Community Development Block Grant program, to support its food, medication and medical equipment delivery services to people with disabilities in Amherst.
Silo City to get goatscaping treatment, makeover as part of pilot project for The Riverline
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 03:15 pm
A team of Let's Goat Buffalo goats has deployed to the campus of iconic Silo City, one of Buffalo's most notable landmarks. The pilot project is aimed at eliminating invasive mugwort and is sponsored by the Western New York Land Conservancy as part of its ongoing effort to develop The Riverline in downtown Buffalo.
TRAPT does 'Shadow Work'
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 03:15 pm
American rock band TRAPT released its eighth studio album, "Shadow Work," last week via The Label Group/INgrooves. The first three singles "Tell Me How You Really Feel," "Far Enough Away" and "Make It Out Alive," boast powerful patriotic lyrics and were made available leading up to the anticipated album release date.
Vampire Weekend releases Amazon Original EP 'Live In Florida'
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 03:15 pm
Vampire Weekend released an Amazon Original EP, "Live In Florida," available now to stream and purchase only on Amazon Music. Recorded last year on their "Father of the Bride Tour," the EP captures selections from the band's two Florida performances at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre and at the James L. Knight Center in Miami.
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 10, 2020
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 01:35 pm
Full edition: The Tribune and The Sentinel for July 10, 2020
Wheatfield Town Board holds first Town Hall meeting since March
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:50 pm
On July 6, the Wheatfield Town Board held its first public meeting at the Town Hall since it was shuttered in March due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Town Hall reopened July 15 with a slew of new safety precautions. Rows of seats in the courtroom have been taped off to ensure social distancing, and board members are spaced widely apart.
Beat the heat: Ways to stay cool in Niagara County
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:20 pm
With temperatures exceeding 90 degrees this week, Western New York finds itself in the midst of a sweltering summer heat wave. It's so hot that in Buffalo, records are being broken. The Queen City is expected to break a 30-year-record for consecutive days with 90-degree temps, while Wednesday's high of 94 degrees tied a record set in 1988.
Community rallies to support NT girl attacked on video
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:20 pm
The violent attack of Amelia, a 14-year-old North Tonawanda High School student, has galvanized a local community to come together in support, and to help put an end to bullying altogether.
Lewiston Museum reopens to public
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:15 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston announced plans to reopen the Lewiston Museum, which has been closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Cuomo: Follow safety guides, or risk same fate as other states
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:15 pm
Cuomo: Wear a mask!
Youngstown Free Library sets electronic recycling event
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:15 pm
The Youngstown Free Library continues its curbside services of books and materials for library cardholders in the face of the pandemic, while also planning for the months ahead.
Traffic safety becoming a concern in Lewiston neighborhood
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:15 pm
As the River Region continues to reopen to some sense of normalcy coming off the COVID-19 pandemic, area residents are also beginning to experience the signs of increased activity.
Bobby Flay joins judges' table to challenge talented chefs in 'Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay'
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 11:05 am
Sixteen champions are back in the "Chopped" kitchen with their sights set on defeating the ultimate culinary heavy hitter, Bobby Flay, in the five-part tournament "Chopped: Beat Bobby Flay," premiering Sunday, Aug. 9 (9 p.m. ET/PT), on Food Network.

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