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Ceretto authors legislation to support state troopers
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 10:30 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, D-Lewiston, announced legislation he authored to increase salaries and continue benefits for members of the New York State Police passed the New York State Assembly (A.10682).
'Deposits for Food' makes latest donation to area soup kitchens
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:35 pm
Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees (left) presents a check to Community Missions Associate Director Joe Sbarbati, while Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry Executive Director Sister Beth Brosmer receives a check from Modern Corporation Vice President of Community Relations Fran Giles.
Here comes the sun: More solar power projects connecting to grid
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:30 pm
The New York State Public Service Commission received a Department of Public Service staff report that the four-year boom in solar power development is continuing in New York - and growing even larger and faster, with applications increasing from 1,200 in 2010 to more than 11,000 last year.
Niagara Greenway projects, meetings announced
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:20 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, July 19, to determine the consistency of the 51st round of projects.
Collins introduces resolution commemorating 100th anniversary of Boy Scouts of America federal charter
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:20 pm
Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement after introducing a resolution commemorating the 100th anniversary of the day the Boy Scouts of America was granted its federal charter.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum volunteers needed
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:15 pm
Fill your fun quotient while serving as a volunteer at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. This is an opportunity for whole families to volunteer together.
Niagara University Repertory Theatre presents free children's theater at NU, Artpark
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:10 pm
This summer, the Niagara University Theatre Department's 40-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its Niagara University Repertory Theatre storytelling troupe continues.
HARBORCENTER introduces NYS high school alumni championships
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:05 pm
The Rinks at HARBORCENTER officially announced the creation of the New York State High School Hockey Alumni Championships. The two-day event will give graduates of New York high schools a chance to once again join with old friends and teammates to play for their alma maters in a fun competition on Aug. 6-7.
2016 NHL Draft Fan Fest announced
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 02:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced plans to host the 2016 NHL Draft Fan Fest at Canalside during the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft from 4-10 p.m. Friday, June 24.
Grandpaws plaza hosts myriad events as part of GardenFest weekend
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 01:30 pm
The Grandpaws Pet Emporium plaza on Center and North Fourth streets will host several events this weekend. Activities will coincide with the 11th annual Lewiston GardenFest.
State Senate confirms Basil Seggos as new DEC commissioner
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 09:00 pm
Basil Seggos was unanimously confirmed by the State Senate and has become the 15th commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Tour of Kitchens Best in Show winners announced
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:15 pm
Close to 1,000 attendees recently visited the two-day Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens. Ticketholders had the opportunity to vote on their favorite culinary sample, as well as their favorite tablescapes/d├ęcor.
Naval Park ceremony
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
The yellow rose symbolizes the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812 between the U.S. and Great Britain. The peace treaty, signed in Ghent, Belgium, served as the basis of more than 200 years of friendship among the U.S., Great Britain and Canada.
Niagara USA hosting 'So You Think You Know Niagara' FAM tour
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. is hosting the "So You Think You Know Niagara" familiarization tour this week for tour operators from across the country, including California, Florida, New Jersey and Kentucky.
Panepinto fights to ensure school districts receive essential state funding
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
State Sen. Marc Panepinto called for the State Senate to pass legislation that would decouple performance reviews from state aid.
Hounds & Heroes event to benefit SPCA of Niagara
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:10 pm
A local event to honor servicemen and women and first responders is set to take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 25, as the SPCA of Niagara hosts its annual "Hounds & Heroes" fundraiser at Reservoir State Park in Niagara Falls.
Niagara University student-vets top $10,000 mark for scholarship fund
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:05 pm
The Niagara University Student Veterans Organization raised more than $1,500 during its fourth annual Memorial Day Disc Golf Tournament, which was held May 30 at the Beaver Island State Park Golf Course.
Niagara County releases road repairs list
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 12:05 pm
Niagara County's newly appointed highways czar spent several hours late last week briefing county leaders about the county's $1.6-million 2016 road repair plan before releasing the document to the public.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:55 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual duck race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Thousands of spectators are expected over the weeklong festival, running Sunday, July 17, through Sunday, July 24.
Memorial's Golisano Center to offer evening care hours
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:50 pm
Patients who can't see their doctor during daytime office hours will have a new option beginning June 27: evening hours at the Golisano Center for Community Health.
Old Falls Street, USA, partnering with regional promoters to host a variety of special events this summer
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:40 pm
Mark your calendars for a summer full of special events coming to Old Falls Street, USA, the three-block cobblestone street connecting Niagara Falls State Park with the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in downtown Niagara Falls.
First Niagara provides $58,000 for neighborhood revitalization initiatives in Western New York
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:35 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $58,000 in grant funding for neighborhood stabilization and revitalization initiatives.
First Niagara provides nearly $50,000 for affordable housing opportunities and homebuyer education in Western New York
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:35 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing $47,500 in grant funding to enhance affordable housing opportunities, improve financial stability and provide homebuyer education in the Western New York community.
Niagara University named 2016-17 'College of Distinction'
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:35 pm
Niagara University is one of only 10 Catholic colleges and universities in New York state - and 76 nationwide - to be selected to the 2016-17 list of top academic institutions by Colleges of Distinction.
Free fishing clinic, firefighting demonstration planned for Chestnut Ridge Park
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:05 pm
The Erie County departments of Parks, Recreation and Forestry and Emergency Services, in conjunction with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, have announced a day of free family fun happening Saturday, June 25.
Historic Riviera Theatre selects Foit-Albert Associates for theater expansion, development project
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 12:00 pm
The Historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has selected award-winning Foit-Albert Associates to design the regionally significant Riviera Theatre expansion and development project, which is designed to set the stage for future generations to enjoy the venue.
People Inc. receives grant to expand intensive behavior training, counseling program
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 11:55 am
People Inc., Western New York's largest health and human services agency, has received a grant from the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) family support services program.
DEC announces final sewage pollution right to know regulations
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 11:35 am
New York state has finalized regulations needed to implement the Sewage Pollution Right to Know Act, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Acting Commissioner Basil Seggos announced Monday.
Poloncarz statement on lead hazard reduction funding grant approval
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 11:15 am
Poloncarz said, "The fight against lead in Erie County just got a big shot in the arm with the announcement of these grant funds and accompanying healthy homes funds, and I thank Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand for securing these funds and providing this big boost."
Flag Day ceremony in Buffalo
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 10:00 am
Today is Flag Day, and the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park has a historic ceremony scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the Naval & Military Park, 1 Naval Park Cove at Canalside (near the Rotary flagpole).
Forte heads Catholic Charities fundraiser
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 07:00 am
Catholic Charities presents "Forte Tenors in Concert" at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30, inside Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.
Cecconi receives Robert J. Uplinger Award
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 02:05 pm
Lewiston Community Lions Club President Regina Cecconi received the Robert J. Uplinger Award for her outstanding service to her community. The Robert J. Uplinger award is the highest award available in the Lions Multiple District 20N.
Chef's Restaurant Motorcycle Poker Run raises $20,000 for Billittier Foundation Charity
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:10 am
Louis J. Billittier Jr. wishes to thank the 125 motorcycle riders, and hundreds of supporters and volunteers, who participated in the Louis J. Billittier Foundation Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle on Saturday.
Second (Indianhead) Division Association annual national reunion
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:00 am
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time.
Tompkins to bring SPCA of Niagara's Orange Cat Campaign up for council vote
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 11:00 am
Niagara Falls City Councilman Kenny Tompkins announced he has been working with the SPCA of Niagara to help bring its Orange Cat Campaign to Niagara Falls to provide a humane option to reduce the feral cat population in the city.
Bucket list check: Fans watch Dolly Parton at Artpark; video and photos
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 10:05 am
Those in attendance at Sunday's opening outdoor concert of the 2016 Artpark summer season called it a dream come true. Magical. A bucket list check-off. Music icon Dolly Parton brought her "Pure & Simple" tour to Lewiston, along with a bevy of hit songs, thoroughly thrilling the 7,000-plus in attendance.
Drawing dad
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 07:00 am
In celebration of Father's Day, Niagara Frontier Publications invited children ages 12 and under to "Draw Your Dad." More than 40 pictures were submitted.
GardenFest blooms in Lewiston
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston Garden Club members gathered at the Lake Ontario cottage of member Barbara Carter on June 6 for a potluck picnic and a chance to relax before the annual Lewiston GardenFest, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 18 and 19.
Down River 5K Run, 1 Mile Fun Walk/Roll debuts June 25
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 07:00 am
Join The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc. Saturday, June 25, for the first Down River 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk/Roll for its "Miles of Care" initiative.
Lawrence receives PTA honor
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Dr. Teresa Lawrence has received the PTA Distinguished Service Award, presented by PTA Council president Lisa Fabiano.