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'Conversation on Compassionate Human Services' returns Oct. 22
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:20 pm
On the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 22, the idea of compassionate human services will be explored at a mini-conference at Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry and Dining Room (939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls). All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments and will be held from 5-7 p.m.
PSC: Electricity & natural gas prices expected to be below average this winter
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:20 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission announced the price of electricity this winter is expected to be slightly lower than last winter on average. Likewise, for natural gas, based on lower prices and a normal weather forecast, the average customer's bill is expected to be lower than last year.
DEC invites public comments on proposed 2020 Great Lakes fishing regulations
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the agency is seeking angler feedback on proposed fishing regulation changes for New York's Great Lakes. The proposed changes are designed to safeguard and expand certain fish populations while enhancing anglers' continued enjoyment of these world-class fisheries. The majority of the proposals are a direct result of DEC's work with anglers during the past several years to identify desired outcomes for Lake Ontario sport fishery management.
Alumni return to Niagara Falls High School for 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 03:30 pm
T.J. Insana, a noted singer and pianist, Berklee College of Music graduate and occasional Western New York headliner (Insana lives out of state), will play Jesus - as he did at NFHS.
Niagara River Greenway Commission announces next round of meetings
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19, to review the consistency of the 88th round of project submissions. The meeting will begin promptly at 3 p.m. in the NOCO Pavilion in Sheridan Park at 450 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda.
Filicetti announces candidacy for Niagara County sheriff
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara County Undersheriff Michael J. Filicetti has announced he is a candidate for sheriff.
2019 N-W honors athletes
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 05:00 pm
A ceremony for the 2019 Class of the Niagara Wheatfield "Athletic Wall of Fame" will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Niagara- Wheatfield High School auditorium and cafeteria at 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Locally shot 'Heartbreak Falls' fundraising party to be held at AcQua
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:55 pm
Production on the film "Heartbreak Falls" is expected to begin in the early spring of 2020 in places around Buffalo/Niagara Falls (including AcQua Banquets, William Kays and the Giacomo Hotel).
Niagara University joins national challenge to increase probation success and protect public safety
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:20 pm
Niagara University, in partnership with the Niagara County Probation Department, has been selected to participate in the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a national initiative of Arnold Ventures and the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance dedicated to understanding the drivers of probation revocations and identifying ways to reduce the community supervision failures that send almost 350,000 people to jails and prisons each year.
The original Niagara Chocolate Company makes a comeback
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:00 pm
It started as a side business, making chocolate. It's something Mary Ann Hess had been doing all her life. It was a passion aside from her regular job as a hairdresser.
Musical diversity is Not for Nothing
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:00 pm
Not for Nothing, a Buffalo band formed within this past year, is gaining momentum by appearing in local cafes, musical venues and building fans within the immediate community through playing shows one after the next.
Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest are on trend this Halloween with 'Live with Kelly and Ryan's Best Halloween Show Ever: Viral Edition'
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:00 pm
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" always brings it for Halloween; but this year, hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest are going viral, literally. On Oct. 31, the dynamic duo presents "Live with Kelly and Ryan's Best Halloween Show Ever: Viral Edition," the latest chapter of the show's epic Halloween franchise.
Exclusive costume exhibit featuring ABC's 'The Goldbergs' and 'Schooled' opens at Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 03:00 pm
The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills takes visitors back in time for its exclusive new exhibit celebrating the fashion from two of ABC's hit flashback comedies. "The Goldbergs & Schooled Rewind!" immerses visitors into all the nostalgic fun of two acclaimed series, set in two of the most fashion-driven eras in pop-culture history.
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Siegel family celebrate fourth installation at Siegel Landing
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 02:20 pm
Earlier this week, the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, joined by the Siegel family, unveiled and presented a commemorative paver to JoAnn Falletta in honor of her 20th anniversary with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Popular make-it, take-it workshops offered at Botanical Gardens
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 02:15 pm
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens offers a wide variety of programs and workshops throughout the year. Make-it, take-it workshops are popular. Some classic favorites are on the Botanical Gardens' schedule for this fall and holiday season.
UB theatre & dance presents 'Guys and Dolls'
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 02:15 pm
The University at Buffalo department of theatre and dance presents "Guys and Dolls." The show is directed and choreographed by UB guest artist Keith Andrews, with musical direction by Nathan R. Matthews, associate professor and director of UB Music Theatre, who will also conduct the production.
Emergency management & community preparedness conference presented by Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:55 pm
Learn what is needed to be prepared in an emergency at "Cultures of Preparedness: Strengthening Partnerships to Build a Stronger Community," from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on the Niagara University campus.
Richard Marx to perform at Fallsview in February
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:55 pm
"Richard Marx: An Acoustic Evening of Love Songs" comes to Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on Feb. 15, 2020. The show is pegged as an up close and intimate performance.
Wham!, Whitney House, Stevie Wonder songs to be featured on next 'Dancing with the Stars'
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:55 pm
After a memorable "Disney Night" there was no elimination. So, these same nine celebrity and pro-dancer couples will return to the ballroom and compete on the sixth week of the 2019 season of "Dancing with the Stars," live, Monday, Oct. 21 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC. (TV-PG, L) Episodes can also be viewed the next day on, the ABC app and Hulu.
Niagara SPCA: 15,000 animals saved since becoming no-kill in 2012
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:35 pm
Niagara SPCA announced a major milestone: More than 15,000 animals have been saved since the organization became no-kill in 2012.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to hold memorial service in honor of National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:30 am
October is National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month, and the Center for Women of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold a special memorial service to provide comfort and support to families coping with the loss of a baby. The service will take place oat 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 500 Riverdale Ave., Lewiston.
Buffalo waterfront: ECHDC board approves designs for Heritage Point & Buffalo Heritage Carousel
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:30 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. (ECHDC) board of directors met earlier this week and approved several items designed to advance projects on Buffalo's waterfront.
Hyde Park Inclusionary Playground opens
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls officials on Tuesday opened the Hyde Park Inclusionary Playground. The new play space was designed for children of all mobility and behavioral abilities. It gained community support via the Niagara Falls Community Development Department's participatory budgeting process.
FeedMore WNY welcomes those affected by United Auto Workers strike to participate in additional mobile food pantry distributions
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:25 am
As the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors continues, FeedMore WNY encourages affected individuals and families experiencing food insecurity or financial hardship to participate in its two upcoming mobile food pantry distributions in Lockport and Tonawanda.
Artpark arts forum for WNY artists & design community set for Oct. 24
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:25 am
The latest public forum session as part of Artpark & Company's master plan process will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the Martin House Education Center located at 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo.
It Happened to Alexa Foundation closing
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:10 am
The It Happened to Alexa Foundation announced this week it would discontinue its wide-ranging support services to victims of sexual violence effective immediately. The sudden announcement was conveyed in an email sent Oct. 14 by Kate Fowler, executive director, on behalf of the It Happen to Alexa board of directors.
National Grid prepared for storm activity across upstate New York
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 09:10 am
In preparation for heavy rain and high winds across portions of upstate New York, National Grid has line, service and tree workers ready to respond if the weather impacts electricity service.
Lew-Port soccer shocks Niagara-Wheatfield, win NFL title
Wed, Oct 16th 2019 10:55 pm
After losing to the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons early in the season, 5-0, the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys soccer team chances of winning the Niagara Frontier League finals Wednesday night may have seemed slim to some. The Lancers were quick to prove the doubters wrong, though, as Lewiston-Porter defeated the Falcons, 1-0, to clinch the program's first NFL title since 2010.
Party like it's 1985: North Tonawanda stuns Grand Island for NFL title
Wed, Oct 16th 2019 10:55 pm
It was a night of upsets at Gene Masters Field on the Grand Island High School campus Wednesday night. In the first Niagara Frontier League boys soccer title matchup, Lewiston-Porter defeated Niagara-Wheatfield. For the girls title, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks kept the upset specials alive, as they defeated the Grand Island Vikings, 2-1, to win the NFL crown.
#OneChicagoDay: Stars of 'Chicago Med,' 'Chicago Fire' & 'Chicago P.D.' join together for unique sci-fi-tinged crossover event
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 03:55 pm
Cast and crew members on Dick Wolf's "Chicago" franchises pride themselves on bringing the stories of real-life heroes to the screen in an authentic manner. The doctors, firefighters and police officers shown each Wednesday are dissecting situations not unlike the ones encountered by actual Windy City first-responders. For one night only this week, the writers, directors and actors will present something fans might not expect, but will definitely enjoy: a sci-fi storyline suitable for the Halloween season.
NYS Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers about Medicare open enrollment
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 01:00 pm
The New York State Office for the Aging reminds older New Yorkers that this year's Medicare open enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Medicare health and prescription drug plans can make changes each year to costs, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks.
Special Olympics New York to hold 'Polar Plunge' on Dec. 7
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 10:10 am
Fundraising is underway for those who plan to "take the plunge" into the frigid waters of Lake Erie and raise funds to benefit the Special Olympics New York athletes in Western New York. The "Polar Plunge" event will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, at Woodlawn Beach in Hamburg. Registration begins at 11 a.m., with the plunge taking place at 2 p.m.
Empower to honor 5 at annual luncheon
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 10:05 am
Empower, a not-for-profit organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will hold its fourth annual "Living the Values" Awards Luncheon at noon on Friday, Oct. 25, at Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave. Tickets are $35, and may be reserved at 716-297-0798, ext. 120, or [email protected]
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announces retirement
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 09:45 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour on Tuesday announced he will retire Dec 30.
The Walk for Apraxia: Community supports children working hard to find their voices
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 05:50 pm
The 2019 Western New York Walk for Apraxia event will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park to benefit children with apraxia of speech. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10 a.m.
Cage The Elephant's 'Social Cues' hits #1 at Billboard alternative radio chart, making them top alternative artist of 2010s
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 05:50 pm
Cage The Elephant's latest single, "Social Cues," currently sits No. 1 on the Billboard alternative radio chart. This marks the ninth No. 1 for the band, following its first single from the album, "Ready To Let Go," which scored the band its best airplay chart debut in its near-decade career.
HAL awards scholarship on Indigenous Peoples' Day
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 02:10 pm
At the foot of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument, the Historical Association of Lewiston awarded a $500 scholarship to Devin Napoleon on Monday - Indigenous Peoples' Day.
Disney Channel orders family dance competition series 'Disney Fam Jam'
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 01:10 pm
"Disney Fam Jam," a family dance competition series, has received a straight-to-series order at Disney Channel, it was exclusively announced on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" last week. The competition series is inspired by choreographer Phil Wright's "The Parent Jam" dance classes, which are streamed online and have become a viral sensation.
Lewiston GOP rally set
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 01:10 pm
Lewiston Republican Party Chairman Karl Frankovitch announced there will be a pre-Election Day Rally from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at G-Macs, 5894 Ward Road, Sanborn. This event will give the voters an opportunity to talk to the candidates before the election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
'Dolittle' trailer released
Mon, Oct 14th 2019 01:10 pm
Robert Downey Jr. electrifies one of literature's most enduring characters in a vivid reimagining of the classic tale of the man who could talk to animals: Dolittle.

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