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Once a pilot project, Discover Niagara Shuttle earns permanent status as areas along route see progress
Thu, Aug 22nd 2019 05:30 pm
First launched in May of 2016 as a two-year pilot project led by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, the Discover Niagara Shuttle will soon be a permanent fixture along the 14-mile "Falls to Fort" route during the busy tourism season.
Steinjan family exceeds goal, donate $33,000 to Memorial's Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Thu, Aug 22nd 2019 05:30 pm
The family of the late Robert O. Steinjan Sr. recently presented a check for $7,750 to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center in support of the medical center's cardiac and stroke care unit. The gift represents proceeds from the fourth annual Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show, held this summer at Hoover's Dairy Store in Sanborn.
Giant octopus on the loose in Lewiston!
Thu, Aug 22nd 2019 12:00 pm
This is not a drill. We repeat: This is not a drill! Dr. Giant Eyeball has returned to Lewiston - and this time he's brought his Sinister Quartet Under Ill-Fated Direction, or S.Q.U.I.D.
Cuomo signs legislation waiving marriage license fees for active duty members of Armed Forces
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 09:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation (S.3756/A.55) waiving the state fee for marriage licenses for active duty members of the U.S. armed forces or their spouses. The bill also gives local governments freedom to waive the fees they charge for marriage certificates for active duty service members or spouses.
Cuomo: $6.4 million grant from Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to improve Niagara Shoreline Trail, Genesee Valley Greenway
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 09:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced $6.4 million in grants from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, in addition to $4 million in state funding, which will support ongoing improvements to the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park and the Niagara Shoreline Trail in Western New York. The projects will help make key connections to the Empire State Trail. The not-for-profit Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation was created after the 2014 death of Wilson, the former owner of the Buffalo Bills and a co-founder of the American Football League.
Jazz Festival has 'most ambitious' slate of musicians
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 07:05 pm
The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY will present some of the top Western New York musicians, as well as a sampling of the country's best-in-genre artists. The adult-centric event is set for Friday, Aug. 23, and Saturday, Aug. 24, on Center Street.
Bethel Music's The McClures bow soulful 'Only Have One' ahead of full-length debut
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 06:35 pm
"Only Have One," the latest single from acclaimed Bethel Music worship leaders Paul and Hannah McClure, is now available. Penned by The McClures along with Seth Mosley (for KING & COUNTRY) and Matt Hammitt (Sanctus Real), the soulful selection is currently featured on Spotify's "New Music Friday Christian" and "Sing A New Song" playlists, as well as Apple Music's "Today's Christian" and "Worship Today" playlists.
Big-time chefs bring big-time flavors on new season of 'Guy's Ranch Kitchen'
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 06:30 pm
Guy Fieri has traveled the world tasting the greatest food, visiting incredible restaurants, and meeting amazing chefs. On Saturday, Sept. 28 (12:30 p.m. ET/PT), these famous chefs bring the big-time flavors to the new season of "Guy's Ranch Kitchen."
UB to bolster oversight, accountability of Greek life
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 06:30 pm
As a new academic year begins, the University at Buffalo is implementing extensive changes to Greek life at the university, and is lifting its suspension on all but one Greek-letter social fraternal organizations as the new measures are put into place.
Jacobs criticizes Cuomo requiring drivers to purchase new license plates
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 06:25 pm
New York State Sen. Chris Jacobs, R-60th, criticized what he called "Gov. Cuomo's blatant money grab on already over-taxed New Yorkers," in response to the governor's recent announcement that millions of New York drivers will be required to purchase new license plates beginning next year, regardless of the condition of their existing plates. The cost will be $25 and an additional $20 to keep an old plate number.
Photos: Paul Rodgers + Bad Company at Artpark
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 05:00 pm
For Lewiston concertgoers, Tuesday night was, well, a "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy," as Bad Company with Paul Rodgers headlined a concert at Artpark. The show was one of only two-dozen live dates for the band in 2019.
ABC announces celebrity cast for upcoming season of 'Dancing with the Stars,' live on 'Good Morning America'
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 09:40 am
With a lineup of celebrities including a supermodel, a former White House press secretary, a "Bachelorette," pro-athletes from the NFL and NBA, a Supreme and a TV icon to name a few, "Dancing with the Stars" is waltzing its way into its anticipated upcoming 2019 season. The new celebrity cast is adding some glitzy bling to their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the show kicks off Monday, Sept. 16 (8 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Carrie Underwood stars in all-new NBC 'Sunday Night Football' show open & welcomes icon Joan Jett for new rendition of 'Waiting All Day for Sunday Night'
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 04:50 pm
NBC's "Sunday Night Football," primetime television's No. 1 program for an unprecedented eight consecutive years, will unveil an all-new show open with Carrie Underwood this season. It will include a nod to the first NBC "SNF" open in 2006, featuring a new rendition of the original "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" music.
NXT moves to USA Network
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 04:50 pm
WWE and USA Network announced an agreement in principle to air WWE's weekly Wednesday night show, "NXT," live on USA Network at 8/7c starting Sept. 18.
'No Time To Die' official title of 25th James Bond film
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 02:25 pm
James Bond Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today released the official title of the 25th James Bond adventure, "No Time To Die." The film, from Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International, is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga ("Beasts of No Nation," "True Detective"). It stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007.
TobyMac announces 'The St. Nemele Collab Sessions'
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 01:20 pm
As he treats fans to his acclaimed live show on the summer festival circuit, TobyMac has also announced his latest project, "The St. Nemele Collab Sessions." Available Aug. 23 across all DSPs and physically on Sept. 27, the LP features fan favorites including his latest RIAA Gold-certified single "I just need U.," "Everything" and "The Elements."
Alumna Courtney Corbetta scheduled to speak at Niagara University's fall open house
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 01:20 pm
Courtney Corbetta, Class of 2015, Niagara University communication studies alumna and feature reporter and co-host of "AM Buffalo" on WKBW-TV Channel 7, will return to Monteagle Ridge as a special guest speaker on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino to welcome 19th annual Native American Music Awards, Wayne Brady, Mickie James
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 01:20 pm
The stars will shine at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino when the Seneca Niagara Event Center welcomes the 19th annual Native American Music Awards at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2; and Wayne Brady at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30.
NYS Department of Labor announces ride inspections underway at Great New York State Fair
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 01:20 pm
The New York State Department of Labor announced inspections of all rides at the Great New York State Fair are underway in advance of the fair's opening later this week. The agencies also reminded fairgoers to follow all safety guidelines to enjoy the fair's numerous rides.
Niagara Falls Community Development Department announces second call for small business support fund grants
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 01:20 pm
The Niagara Falls Community Development Department is launching the second round of the small business support fund (SBSF) to help local entrepreneurs improve their businesses.
Meet local artists behind 10 new murals in Niagara Falls
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 01:15 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, with financial support from the New York State Health Foundation, is embarking on a multiphase heritage arts mural project and walking trail that will merge public art, local history and public health. Through August and September of this year, 10 artists from Niagara Falls and Buffalo will paint 10 new murals on Main Street and Depot Avenue in the north end neighborhood. The project unites artists with the Highland Community in a collaborative process to transform public spaces and inspire local citizens.
'A Quiet Place II' to cross Grand Island bridge
Tue, Aug 20th 2019 10:20 am
The New York State Thruway Authority announced the northbound South Grand Island Bridge will be closed to all traffic from midnight until 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. All traffic traveling northbound on the Niagara Thruway (I-190) entering Grand Island will be diverted to a single lane on the southbound South Grand Island Bridge during the scheduled closure.
Peach Festival 2020 location up in the air
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 07:50 pm
The 2019 Niagara County Peach Festival could be the last one held in Academy Park.
'America's Got Talent' reveals next 12 acts headed to Dolby Theatre
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:35 pm
"America's Got Talent" revealed the next 12 acts headed to the Dolby Theatre to perform live on Tuesday, Aug. 20 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT), for the second week of live shows.
NFL Films' 'A Lifetime of Sundays' to debut on ESPN & ABC in celebration of NFL's 100th season
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:35 pm
The NFL Films documentary "A Lifetime of Sundays," which profiles the matriarchs of four American football families, will make its television debut on ESPN, Sunday, Aug. 25 (1-2:30 p.m. EDT), and a week later on ABC, Sunday, Sept. 1 (3:30-5 p.m.). The film also will be available through ESPN authenticated video on demand until Sept. 15, when it moves to ESPN+ and will be available for streaming.
Carrie Underwood to host 53rd Annual CMA Awards with special guest hosts Reba McEntire & Dolly Parton
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:35 pm
The Country Music Association announced Carrie Underwood will host The 53rd Annual CMA Awards with special guest hosts and Country Music Hall of Fame members Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrating legendary women in country music throughout the ceremony. "Country Music's Biggest Night" broadcasts live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 13 (8-11 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
Brandi Carlile performs at Fallsview this November
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:20 pm
Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Brandi Carlile will hit the Fallsview Casino stage in Niagara Falls, Ontario, for two nights: Nov. 9-10.
Integrity Music announces release of 'Better Word,' a live album from Leeland
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:20 pm
Integrity Music announced the release of "Better Word" from Grammy-nominated worship group Leeland. The group's first full-length live album will drop Sept. 13. Its first single, "Way Maker," is available now.
NYS OASAS announces availability of up to $5 million to support expansion of medication-assisted treatment at outpatient programs
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:15 pm
The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) announced the availability of up to $5 million in funding for OASAS-certified outpatient treatment programs. Up to 50 awards of $100,000 each will be made to programs to assist them in expanding services, with the goal of improving immediate access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT).
Soundtrack released for Kendrick Brothers' 'Overcomer'
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:05 pm
AFFIRM Films, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. company, and Provident Films, will release the newest feature film from the Kendrick Brothers ("War Room," "Courageous") on Friday.
Starset's 'Manifest' is here ...
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:05 pm
Visionary media collective Starset have carved out a unique path as part cinematic rock band, part conceptual storytellers, weaving an intricate narrative through multimedia and redefining the concept of a truly immersive entertainment experience. Led by enigmatic frontman and Ph.D. candidate Dustin Bates, the band has made it a mission to take fans on a journey through music, video, AR-integrated performances, a Marvel graphic novel, and online experiences, blurring the lines of science, fact and fiction.
Memorial offers yoga classes for expecting mothers
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:00 pm
Prenatal yoga has arrived in Niagara County.
William McDowell set to release live album 'The Cry'
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:00 pm
Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning worship leader, pastor and author William McDowell will release his new live album, "The Cry" (Integrity Music), on Sept. 20.
Former 'Voice' singer Courtnie Ramirez drops debut song 'Perfectly Loved'
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:00 pm
Gotee Records announced the newest family member to its roster with the signing of Courtnie Ramirez. A press release said, "This enthusiastic singer with an effervescent disposition reflects the vibrancy of her Mexican and Guatemalan heritage that America fell in love with on season 11 of NBC's 'The Voice.' Ramirez is excited and ready to share her original music - something she has dreamed about since she was a teenager."
Hannah Kerr announces release of new EP, 'Listen More'
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 04:00 pm
Black River Christian artist/songwriter Hannah Kerr announced the Sept. 13 release of her upcoming EP, "Listen More," while also releasing "Ordinary," a featured track on the project.
STOP! Hammer time! 'M.C. Hammer's House Party' review, pics
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 01:50 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino christened its new outdoor staging area Friday night, when M.C. Hammer brought his "House Party" to the Falls. support came from Tone-Loc, Kid n' Play, Sisqo and Sir Mix-a-Lot.
Gates officially close on record-breaking 180th Erie County Fair
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 10:30 am
The all-time attendance record for the Erie County Fair was shattered as the "Best 12 Days of Summer" in Western New York concluded Sunday night. Final 2019 attendance is 1,238,456. This number represents a 3.3% increase from 2018 and makes 2019's number the highest attended County Fair in the history of the Erie County Agricultural Society. The previous all-time record was achieved in 2014 (1,220,101).
Rob Ortt declares for NY-27
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:10 pm
Today, Bronze Star recipient and New York State Sen. Rob Ortt (R-C-I-Ref-North Tonawanda) declared his candidacy for New York's 27th Congressional District. At an event at the VFW Post 2535 in Lockport, Ortt delivered a speech that outlined his experiences as a soldier - in Afghanistan and defending the U.S. Southern border - his service as a state senator, and his campaign platform as a congressional candidate.
GM Lockport announces community grant recipients
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:05 pm
General Motors Co. GMCH Lockport Operations announced the recipients of its 2019 GM community grants: United Way of Greater Niagara, $30,000; Junior Achievement of Western New York, $10,000; and the Environmental Education Foundation of Soil and Water Conservation, $10,000.
'Last of the Hell Drivers' to take final lap at Erie County Fair
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 06:50 pm
At 84 years old, Tonny Petersen has defied death hundreds of times during his 65-year career as an automotive stunt performer. Tonight, Tonny takes one last spin on the Erie County Fair track as he looks death in the face once again, to perform one of his most famous stunts. The Erie County Fair welcomes Petersen, the "Last of the Legendary Hell Drivers," as part of the 2019 edition of the "Ultimate Night of Destruction" at 7 p.m.
 

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