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Allegiant starts nonstop service to Savannah from Niagara Falls
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 07:00 pm
On Friday, Allegiant started air travel service from Niagara Falls to Savannah, Georgia. To celebrate, the company offered one-way fares on the new route as low as $69. 
Trash to Treasure in Town of Niagara
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 07:00 pm
On Saturday, the Town of Niagara hosted its third Trash to Treasure event in Veterans Memorial Community Park, 7000 Joe Rotella Way. 
Niagara Junior Purple Eagles strong in Lockport win
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 03:00 pm
The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles 9U travel team recently notched a 16-3 victory over the AnJo Bombers. The game was played at Harley Field in Lockport, a unique site that's actually privately owned by the homeowner.
Free family safety fair & touch-a-truck event Saturday at Niagara Power Vista
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:55 pm
Youngsters are invited to see trucks, electric cars, heavy equipment - even an armored assault vehicle and "Pinky" the pink concrete mixer - at the New York Power Authority's family safety fair and touch-a-truck event on Saturday, June 15, at the Niagara Power Vista.
Kingdom Bound Festival announces 2019 lineup, headlined by Skillet, for KING & COUNTRY
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:40 pm
Kingdom Bound Ministries' 2019 Kingdom Bound Festival will feature more than 50 artists and speakers from across the U.S. and Canada, including headlining performances from Grammy-nominated multi-Platinum rockers Skillet, Grammy winners and longtime attendee favorites for KING & COUNTRY, and worship veteran Crowder.
West Canal Marina receives significant upgrades
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:40 pm
Niagara County Legislator Tony Nemi met with Pendleton officials Saturday to announce the completion of several restoration projects at West Canal Park and Marina.
'Western New York Collects': Allan D'Arcangelo on view at Castellani Art Museum
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:40 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University continues its "Western New York Collects" series with an exhibition of works by Allan D'Arcangelo. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. The exhibition will be on view from June 23 through Dec. 13.
Tribute to gallerist Nina Freudenheim at Castellani Art Museum
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:35 pm
The Castellani Art Museum presents "For the Love of Art: A Tribute to Gallerist Nina Freudenheim." The work is on display from July 2 through Jan. 12, 2020. An opening reception is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.
ECHDC, Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association dedicate surveyor 'monument' to mark original western terminus of Erie Canal
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:35 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the Niagara Frontier Land Surveyors Association (NFLSA) on Wednesday dedicated a land surveyor "monument" commemorating the original western terminus point of the Erie Canal.
Empire State Development, NYS Council on the Arts announce completion of restoration project on Roycroft Campus
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:00 pm
Empire State Development and New York Council on the Arts announced the Roycroft Campus Corp. (RCC) has completed a $465,000 renovation of the Copper Shop located on the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora.
George Clinton and friends entertain at Artpark
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 12:50 pm
This week's "Tuesday in the Park" concert offered an energetic, ferocious opening act in Miss Velvet & the Blue Wolf. What followed was Fishbone's musical cornucopia of funk sounds - metal, ska and rock, included.
New York state helping communities impacted by Lake Ontario flooding
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday hosted the first meeting of community leaders and the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Commission, where he announced up to $300 million in funding available for communities impacted by Lake Ontario flooding. Local governments will match 15% for every dollar the state spends.
Higgins & Stefanik announce push for over 1,800 new Customs & Border Protection staff
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 01:55 pm
House of Representatives Northern Border Caucus Co-Chairs Congressmembers Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released a letter sent to House appropriation leaders supporting the addition of 1,846 new positions within Customs and Border Protection, including 1,200 CBP officers.
ESPN presents The Pat Tillman Award for Service to former US marine Kirstie Ennis at 2019 ESPYS
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 01:50 pm
For her dedication to serving others, former Marine Corps Sgt. Ennis will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service sponsored by Mass Mutual when The 2019 ESPYS Presented by Capital One airs live Wednesday, July 10 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
UB's Educational Opportunity Center announces Community College Instant Admissions Day
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 01:50 pm
The University at Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (UBEOC) invites high school seniors and the community's adult learners to attend its Community College Instant Admissions Day.
The Academy, ABC announce future Oscars dates; board appointments
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 01:50 pm
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC on Tuesday announced the 2022 Oscars show date and confirmed the 2021 date. Upcoming Oscars show dates are as follows:
Gavin DeGraw headlines Fallsview entertainment this September
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 01:45 pm
Multi-Platinum-selling singer, performer and songwriter Gavin DeGraw brings his top hits to Fallsview for one night only this September.
Something for everyone - no, really! - at Artpark's Fairy House Festival
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 12:05 pm
Artpark & Company's annual "Fairy House Festival" offered a flurry of activities designed for all age groups. In fact, in each corner of the lower park area - where the event returned this year - one could find some new activity or sight. Throughout the afternoon, children and families dressed up, made fairy houses, concocted potions, visited the tea house, listened to music - made music in the interactive instrument garden - danced with costumed characters, picnicked and played games.
Sofia Carson set to host 'ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration'
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 11:15 am
Radio Disney is throwing a real-time live party for its most passionate fans, evolving music's biggest event for families to the newly rebranded "ARDYs: A Radio Disney Music Celebration" (for the past six years known as the "Radio Disney Music Awards").
Grace VanderWaal announces summer headlining 'Ur So Beautiful' Tour
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 11:00 am
Fresh off her main support slot on Florence + The Machine's "High As Hope" Tour, award-winning singer/songwriter Grace VanderWaal has announced her summer U.S. headline tour. The 23-city "Ur So Beautiful Tour" starts at the Railbird Festival in Lexington, Kentucky, on Aug. 10, and will make stops in major cities across the U.S. including New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Audition for Western Door Playhouse
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 10:05 am
Western Door Playhouse announces auditions for the 2019-20 season will be held from 7-9 p.m. June 28 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 29 at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. Participants will be asked to provide cold readings from scripts inside the Woodbox Theater on the third floor.
WNY Regional Economic Development Council announces final 2019 CFA workshop
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 10:00 am
The Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC) on Monday announced its final 2019 consolidated funding application (CFA) workshop. The June 13 workshop at Buffalo State College is for businesses and organizations interested in applying for 2019 REDC funding through the CFA.
Erie County Fair's popular vet camp returns in 2019
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 10:00 am
The Erie County Agricultural Society will again offer children between the ages of 11-14 the opportunity to work first-hand with veterinarians and animals. The Erie County Fair vet camp, a half-day education immersion experience, will take place Tuesday, Aug. 13, and Thursday, Aug. 15.
Combating impaired driving
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 10:00 am
AAA Western and Central New York President Tony Spada opened the AAA New York State Impaired Driving Summit on June 7 in Buffalo citing that more than 10,000 deaths a year occur on American roads due to driver impairment and something needs to be done about it.
National Grid earns EEI Emergency Assistance Award for upstate New York restoration support
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 10:00 am
National Grid has been named the recipient of Edison Electric Institute's Emergency Assistance Award for the company's "exceptional performance" in restoring power after Winter Storm Quiana - with wind speeds of up to 75 mph - impacted 180,000 customers across upstate New York.
Bishop Malone to host 2019 listening sessions
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 03:10 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, in conjunction with the Presbyteral Council, Vicars Forane, and the Movement to Restore Trust, will host a series of listening sessions across the Diocese of Buffalo during the next few months.
Nearly 1,500 athletes & coaches to compete at Special Olympics New York 2019 Summer Games
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 02:25 pm
This weekend, Dutchess County will host the Special Olympics New York 2019 Summer Games. The events will bring approximately 1,500 athletes and coaches to the area to compete in eight sports: basketball, bowling, gymnastics, powerlifting, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball.
Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program announces site locations
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 02:15 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP) and announced the open program site locations.
Arts Services Initiative, The Bonadio Group present 'Nonprofit Financial Statements 101' lunch & learn
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 02:15 pm
Art Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) and The Bonadio Group have partnered to present a free professional development opportunity for budding organizations and those interested in demystifying nonprofit financial statements with a lunch and learn on Thursday, July 11, at the downtown branch of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.
World-class cupcake artists compete for sweet title with mind-blowing edible creations in brand-new series 'Cupcake Championship'
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
Food Network showcases the country's most creative cupcake makers this summer in the new five-episode series "Cupcake Championship," premiering Monday, July 1 (9 p.m. ET/PT). Hosted by Kardea Brown, each episode features four world-class cupcake experts battling to achieve new levels of edible ingenuity in two rounds of competition for a $10,000 cash prize.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee meeting cancelled
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee will not meet on June 28 as previously announced, due to lack of business. There are no projects to vote on.
Winners announced at Aquarium of Niagara's Sea Lion Rescue Run 5K
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara welcomed 123 participants for Saturday morning's Sea Lion Rescue Run 5K at Whirlpool State Park. The race benefits the aquarium's 10 rescued seals and sea lions.
First Stanley Cup Final Game 7 in 8 years to be played this Wednesday on NBC
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
For the first time in eight years, there will be a Stanley Cup Final Game 7 on NBC.
Evans Insurance Agency executive to be honored at Empower Golf Tournament
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
Empower will honor Ronald Miller, vice president of the Evans Insurance Agency, at its annual golf tournament on June 17 at Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown. Miller will receive the Neil and Mary Gruppo Service Award at the tournament dinner, to be held at 6 p.m.
Gas prices continue to fall across region
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
Today's national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.75, down 6 cents from last week. One year ago, the price was $2.92. The New York state average is $2.90, down 3 cents from last week. A year ago, the state average was $3.07.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on new veterans lounge
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
Niagara University reaffirmed its commitment to being a veteran-friendly campus when it cut a ribbon on the newly renovated veterans lounge in DePaul Hall on Thursday. The ceremony was held on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
ECHDC approves contract with Albright-Knox to ensure 'Shark Girl' remains at Canalside
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 01:10 pm
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. board of directors met and approved a measure for the repair and maintenance of "Shark Girl," to ensure the popular sculpture remains at Canalside for the foreseeable future.
M&T Bank's Plaza Event Series celebrates 50th season
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 12:00 pm
This year, M&T Bank celebrates the 50th season of the Plaza Event Series, which is believed to be the longest-running free concert series of its kind in the U.S. The 11-week series starts at noon June 10.
Artpark: Sammy Hagar presents donation to local food programs
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 08:45 am
Before his concert at Artpark on Tuesday, June 4, musician Sammy Hagar presented a check of $2,500 to Heart, Love & Soul and Community Missions Inc. in support of their food services for the less-fortunate. The donation was made by the Hagar Family Foundation, as it is done at every stop Hagar makes on his current Sammy Hagar and The Circle Tour.
PHOTOS: Niagara-Wheatfield Class of 2019 prom
Sun, Jun 9th 2019 12:40 am
On Friday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield High School Class of 2019 held its prom at the Statler City in Buffalo. The following is a gallery of photos taken at the prom. NFP extends its congratulations to the Class of 2019.
 

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