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Brittany Mezhir receives Lewiston Lions scholarship award
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 11:40 am
Brittany Mehzir, a Lewiston-Porter High School graduating senior, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Lewiston Community Lions Club on Tuesday. Lion Sheila Zuhlke was present at the awards luncheon to present Brittany with the well-deserved check.
Canalside, Cricket Wireless looking for Western New York's most 'FANtastic' couch photos
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 11:40 am
Every Thursday evening during this summer's Canalside free concert series, two lucky people will get a once-in-a-lifetime entertainment experience and be able to sit on stage in the Cricket Wireless Lounge to view the main act and get a chance to meet the artists. All it takes is a bit of creativity, a friend and a couch.
NHL announces 2015-16 All-Rookie Team; Eichel selected
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 11:35 am
The National Hockey League announced the 2015-16 NHL All-Rookie Team Wednesday, including the three players voted as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League's top rookie.
UB to celebrate summer with 10th season of 'UB on the Green'
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 11:35 am
"UB on the Green," the University at Buffalo's free outdoor performance series, is back for a 10th season to celebrate summer in the South Campus neighborhood.
BBB reminds fans to check before buying tickets on secondary market for this weekend's NHL Draft
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 11:35 am
With the National Hockey League draft in Buffalo this weekend, hockey fans from all over are in town, hoping to see their favorite team draft the next NHL superstar. Tickets to the first round sold out quickly. Many fans are now turning to other sources and the secondary market to be able to attend.
The next Peach Queen could be you!
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 11:30 am
Applications are available online at www.lewistonpeachfestival.org for the Niagara County Peach Queen program.
July 4th not so pet-friendly
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 11:25 am
The Fourth of July is one of the most stressful and potentially dangerous times of the year for pets. While you and your family, friends and neighbors are celebrating the holiday with fireworks, pets are finding these festive activities anything but celebratory.
Niagara Falls top view now ADA-accessible
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 08:00 pm
Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park reopened Wednesday. The area boasting the best view of the Horseshoe Falls, part of Niagara Falls, had been closed since the end of the 2015 summer season in order to accommodate renovations. The main upgrade is Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant pathways.
PHOTOS: Blude Rodeo and Basia Bulat at Artpark
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 06:05 pm
Blue Rodeo and Basia Bulat performed June 21 as part of "Tuesday in the Park" at Artpark.
Artpark announces family and visual arts programming slate
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 05:25 pm
Artpark, a top destination for performing and visual arts for more than 42 years, has announced new works and additional programming for families and daily visitors of all ages:
Register now for Artpark summer camps
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 04:25 pm
Artpark's annual summer Art Camp and new Rock Workshop are just around the corner. Experienced artists will guide children and teens through various workshops to help students explore and develop their inner artist.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital accepts, disposes of personal household sharps at no charge
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 04:10 pm
Individuals who are managing health conditions at home, such as diabetes, can dispose of their personal syringes and sharps at no charge at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
'Still at it': The Art and Schematics of Rich deCorse at Castellani Art Museum
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 04:05 pm
A new folk arts exhibition at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University explores the diverse works of Rich deCorse, a Lewiston-based artist who draws on his experience as a retired design engineer and his artistic background to devise and create each piece.
Election: Conde, Gibson edge Symmonds, Ahlas in Village of Lewiston
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 10:05 pm
Incumbent Republican trustees Nick Conde and Dan Gibson narrowly defeated Democrat challengers Jamie Symmonds and Keith "Casey" Ahlas in Tuesday's Village of Lewiston election.
Power Proceeds Allocation Board recommends $400,000 in funding for Niagara Falls National Heritage Area trolley service, Platters Chocolates
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 06:35 pm
The Western New York Power Proceeds Allocation Board voted today to recommend $400,000 in funding to Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Inc. (NFNHA) trolley service and Roger L. Urban Inc. (d.b.a. Platters Chocolates) relocation and expansion.
Stella, Community Missions among winners of J. Fitzgerald Group CreateAthon services
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 04:25 pm
J. Fitzgerald Group, a full-service advertising and marketing agency based in Lockport, announced the nonprofit organizations that will receive free advertising and marketing services in the 9th annual Western New York-area CreateAthon. The 24-hour creative marathon will be held beginning Thursday, July 28.
WNYHeroes Inc.: Fraudulent calls made on behalf of local charity
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 02:00 pm
WNYHeroes Inc. is a local nonprofit with the promise that every dollar donated remains in the eight counties of WNY.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2016-17 regular-season schedule
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 01:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the NHL today announced the team's 2016-17 regular-season schedule. The variable ticket pricing designations for individual home games will be released at a later date.
NBC Sports presents exclusive live coverage of 2016 NHL Draft Friday at 7 p.m. on NBCSN
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 01:15 pm
NBC Sports will provide live coverage of the 2016 NHL Draft this Friday, June 24 (7 p.m. ET), on NBCSN, with an exclusive presentation of the first round from First Niagara Center in Buffalo.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops offers Western New York's food favorites July 9-10
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 10:35 am
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops Markets, celebrates 33 years of showcasing culinary delights from all over Western New York this summer. The country's largest annual two-day food festival returns to Delaware Avenue and Niagara Square in downtown Buffalo from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 9, and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 10.
AAA offers home insurance tips for summer safety
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 10:35 am
Getting ready for summer is more than opening the pool and buying sunscreen! You prepared your home for winter, now it's time to get ready for warmer days. Consider adding these tasks to your list to keep your summer carefree:
Fort Niagara: French and Indian War Encampment will fascinate, educate visitors July 2-4
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 10:30 am
Old Fort Niagara announces its largest re-enactment of the year, the French and Indian War Encampment, July 2-4, when the National Historic Landmark will portray the 1759 Siege of Fort Niagara in new and interactive ways for the public.
Gary Tucker, Gary Hall, Teresa Torre honored by HANCI at annual awards luncheon
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 10:30 am
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. presented six awards during its annual meeting and luncheon June 15 at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Small businesses: Protect yourself from cyber attacks
Tue, Jun 21st 2016 12:10 am
Did you know 60 percent of small businesses that experience a cyber security or data breach will fail within six months of an attack?
MSG Networks, Pegula Sports and Entertainment announce long-term Buffalo Sabres rights renewal, comprehensive programming partnership
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 11:55 pm
MSG Networks and Pegula Sports and Entertainment today announced a new, long-term rights agreement for Buffalo Sabres games and comprehensive programming partnership that will include content relating to other Pegula Sports and Entertainment properties, such as the Buffalo Bills.
Erie County, Buffalo Museum of Science announce major investment to improve access, upgrade facility
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 11:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams (1st District), Buffalo Museum of Science President/CEO Marisa Wigglesworth, and members of the museum's board of managers at the Museum of Science to announce an Erie County investment of $500,000 in the facility.
ABC's Cavaliers-Warriors Game 7 draws 30.8 million viewers to stand as most watched NBA Finals contest since 1998
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 11:55 pm
With the Cleveland Cavaliers' historic comeback to win this year's NBA title, ABC's 2016 Finals Game 7 (8-10:40 p.m. EDT) was Sunday's dominant No. 1 TV program in viewers (30.8 million) and across each of the key adult demographics: A18-34 (10.7 rating), A18-49 (11.2 rating) and A25-54 (11.7 rating).
Niagara County Planning Board passes on Ellicott Development plaza proposal site plan decision
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Planning Board passed on voting for or against Ellicott Development's proposal to build a mixed-use plaza on 4.1 acres of Village of Lewiston property.
Lewiston GardenFest picture-perfect
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 12:10 pm
A fine pair of late spring days brought out a huge crowd for the Lewiston GardenFest.
PYRBA at Youngstown Street Dance
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 11:45 am
The Porter, Youngstown, Ransomville Business Association (PYRBA.org) will be a part of the Youngstown Business and Professional Association's Beginning of Summer Street Dance Thursday, with events taking place at The Dory, 435 Main St.
Beginning of Summer Street Dance takes over Village of Youngstown
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 11:40 am
Summer gets its official start this week in Youngstown.
UB Stadium to get new turf and field design; current turf to be repurposed for student recreational use
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 11:30 am
A new turf will be installed at UB Stadium this summer, and Alumni Arena's basketball court will be refinished - with both playing surfaces prominently featuring the new wordmark and new spirit mark for the University at Buffalo athletics department, as well as the interlocking UB logo.
More than 300 participate in 3rd annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 11:25 am
More than 300 people ran, walked, rolled or just had fun at the third annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes 5K and family fun-raising event held Saturday at Woodlawn Beach Grove.
GI Garden Walk to take place July 10
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 07:00 am
July 10 marks the day for the first free Grand Island Garden Walk. Plans have been underway for months by a committee of 10 dedicated gardeners.
Help Niagara County Peach Queen 'kiss cancer goodbye'
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 07:00 am
Every year the Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has a very special meaning to her and organizes a fundraiser where all of the proceeds go to that organization.
PHOTOS: Fairies take flight at Artpark
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 11:00 pm
Fairies flew high above the state park Saturday as costumed characters performed sketches and took pictures with winged youngsters. Audiences were spellbound with visual, whimsical and just plain unusual performances from The Lost Wheels of Time (Israel), Circus Orange (Canada) and Giraffe Royal (Estonia).
Ortt announces end-of-session legislative victories
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 11:30 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, announced agreements including ethics reform, fantasy sports and zombie properties.
Cuomo, legislative leaders announce agreement on end-of-session issues
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 11:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeffrey Klein announced an agreement on a number of end-of-session issues.
Picnic in Niagara Falls to celebrate two legal milestones for citizens with disabilities
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 11:25 am
The Cataract City's consumer-run human service and advocacy agency for people with disabilities, Independent Living of Niagara County, will hold a "Disability Pride Niagara Olmstead Celebration" June 22 at the Centennial Shelter at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls.
New York holds consumer forums to inform Medicaid recipients about new behavioral health care benefits
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 11:25 am
New York State announced a series of upcoming consumer forums throughout New York to inform Medicaid recipients about new behavioral health and substance use benefits that are now available through Medicaid managed care plans.