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Rediscovering Niagara Falls
Fri, May 20th 2016 08:00 pm
One of the greatest attractions on Earth is less than 15 minutes from your backyard. It's a wonder of the world, located within America's oldest state park. And you're missing out on it.
Obit: John J. Mikula
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:40 pm
John J. Mikula, 96, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
Sister Johnice Diaper Drive continues
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:40 pm
Grand Islanders Diane and Rich Gurbacki are continuing their efforts to support Roman Catholic nun Sister Mary Johnice Rzadkiewicz and the mission that is taking place at St. Adalbert's Response to Love Center on Buffalo's East side.
Pyc, Tomkins re-elected to school board, budget passes
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:30 pm
School district voters voted overwhelmingly Tuesday in support of a $60 million budget for 2016-17 and returned two incumbents to the Board of Education.
Mark Daul: Upper Niagara River bass fishing
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:25 pm
Fishing season is almost here, but I've really never touched much on Upper Niagara River fishing, probably because personally I haven't fished that stretch of water in quite some time. But when I did, I learned a lot of things about it.
Pappas holds bike path, kayak launch dedication ceremony
Fri, May 20th 2016 03:55 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, along with members of the city's Common Council, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to highlight the bike path extension and two new kayak launches in the city.
Wheatfield: Town OKs stay on ground-mounted solar panels, solar farms
Fri, May 20th 2016 03:55 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board voted to approve a six-month moratorium Monday on the installation of ground-mounted solar panels and solar farms in the town.
Court rules biosolids law legal
Fri, May 20th 2016 03:50 pm
Wheatfield's biosolids law to ban the spread of human waste byproducts on town land has been ruled legal by State Supreme Court Justice Frank Caruso.
Niagara County: Free 'Discover Niagara Shuttle' set to kick off Thursday
Fri, May 20th 2016 03:25 pm
The "Discover Niagara Shuttle" will be officially open to the public next week. It will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from May 26 to Oct. 19.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce seeks comment on LED lights
Fri, May 20th 2016 02:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce seeks public input on its LED lights, which were on display in the Village of Lewiston over the winter.
Community Missions golfs 'fore' a cause
Fri, May 20th 2016 11:20 am
Community Missions Inc. will host its 15th annual "Par Fore a Mission" Golf Classic on Wednesday, June 8, at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston.
Canalside: ECHDC. announces LeChase Construction to manage construction of Explore & More Children's Museum
Fri, May 20th 2016 11:20 am
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced LeChase Construction Services LLC will oversee the design and construction of Explore & More Children's Museum.
UB partners with University of Zimbabwe to launch $1.3 million HIV research program
Fri, May 20th 2016 09:50 am
To train future HIV researchers, the University at Buffalo and University of Zimbabwe have partnered to form the HIV research training program, supported by a $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health John E. Fogarty International Center.
Artpark theater workshop, performance opportunity
Fri, May 20th 2016 09:45 am
Artpark would like to invite the community to participate in a free street theater workshop.
New York electricity consumers may see lower summer prices
Fri, May 20th 2016 07:00 am
The New York State Public Service Commission received a staff report Thursday on the state's electric system preparedness to address the traditional upswing in demand for electricity this summer.
Niagara Falls: Levesque Institute honored by Our Lady of Angels Association
Fri, May 20th 2016 06:50 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement and its director, Dr. David Taylor, were honored by the Our Lady of Angels Association during the organization's annual Vincentian Charities Dinner, which was held Thursday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
'Giving Larry a voice': Social service agency embraces business intelligence innovation to design its future
Thu, May 19th 2016 05:40 pm
For Larry Diamond, services provided by Community Missions, Niagara County's largest private provider of basic human needs, have been instrumental in his recovery from a difficult time of his life.
Previte keynote speaker as U.S., Canada police agencies honor officers killed on duty
Thu, May 19th 2016 05:35 pm
Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte offered a moving and eloquent message Wednesday as law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored at the 19th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Buffalo Avenue's Ricky's Pub & Pizzeria hosts 'Good Times Never Come' film crew
Wed, May 18th 2016 05:30 pm
Crewmembers shot scenes of the new film "Good Times Never Come" Sunday at Ricky's Pub & Pizzeria (also known as Nifty Fiftys) at 7710 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Road rules for Memorial Day pet road trip
Wed, May 18th 2016 04:55 pm
Before you hit the road, it's important to plan ahead for pet travel and always keep the best interests of your furry sidekick in mind.
'Powerful People, Powerful Places' walking tour of downtown Niagara Falls
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:25 pm
Join the Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society twice a week for a 90-minute walking tour of downtown Niagara Falls and hear the stories of women and men, black and white, local and immigrant, who worked the mills, served the tourists, started new companies and built the houses that created local success.
Lewiston Jazz Festival now accepting scholarship applications
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival board of directors announces the availability of a $1,000 scholarship to be presented at the 15th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival.
Lighthouse goes Haitian
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
For years, Solid Rock Ministries has partnered with Lockport Alliance Church to present The Lighthouse Cafe. On Saturday, May 21, Lockport Alliance Church presents a one-time-only Haitian coffeehouse at 7 p.m. with music from various artists.
Collins announces $88,858 grant for Adams Fire Co.
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $88,858 in federal funding for Adams Fire Co. in Wheatfield.
Meetings for dementia caregiver support groups in Niagara County
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be stressful and isolating, but support groups can provide coping tools and a welcoming embrace from others in the same position.
Canisius College hosts 'Be The Light Youth Theology Institute'
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
High school students entering their junior and senior years are invited to take up residence at Canisius College, from July 5-10 for the inaugural "Be the Light Youth Theology Institute."
Dominic Hofert Diamond Classic golf outing debuts this summer
Wed, May 18th 2016 01:10 pm
Friends and family of Dominic Hofert will host a golf tournament in his memory on Monday, Aug. 1, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown.
Niagara County: Village of Lewiston ZBA must rescind 'Paladino plaza' variances
Wed, May 18th 2016 09:40 am
The Village of Lewiston learned this week it inadvertently missed a step in its procedure leading to the Zoning Board of Appeals granting five variances to Ellicott Development for its "Paladino plaza." Subsequently, the ZBA will hold a special meeting (time TBD) to rescind the variances.
Forced to miss commencement, NU theater grad receives diploma on Kavinoky stage
Tue, May 17th 2016 12:00 pm
Niagara University theater major Kathleen Macari made the decision a few months ago that she would forego walking during her undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday in order to play the lead role in her first professional show.
Semifinalists selected in 2016 JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:55 am
Eight semifinalists have been selected from a global pool of applicants to come to Buffalo on June 8 to compete in the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, co-sponsored by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and WNED | WBFO.
Buffalo Bills offensive linemen Eric Wood to host second annual 'Dinner for a Difference'
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:55 am
Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood will hold his second annual "Dinner for a Difference," hosted by the Hyatt Regency, on June 1.
Niagara County Community College receives $500,000 from The John R. Oishei Foundation
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:40 am
A major grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation will help Niagara County Community College complete improvements to the college's current library facility, transforming it into a vibrant and welcoming learning commons space.
National Grid reminds customers to be safe when working, playing outdoors
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:40 am
The return of better weather has people heading outdoors for seasonal fun, projects and chores. May is National Electrical Safety Month, dedicated to safe practices in and around the home and workplace, and National Grid is using the opportunity to promote a special focus around electrical safety outdoors.
LCTV announces scholarship winners
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:40 am
Lockport Community Television, along with the Lockport Community Cable Commission and Time Warner Cable, announced a total of $10,800 in scholarships was disbursed among nine recipients.
University at Buffalo one of three winners in Cuomo's Energy to Lead competition
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:10 pm
A University at Buffalo-backed plan to create 100 megawatts of new, locally produced solar energy within the next four years is among the winners of a clean energy competition for New York colleges and universities.
Empire State Development: BeauVine Vineyards to expand, increase production
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:10 pm
Empire State Development today announced BeauVine Vineyards LLC, a family-owned business in Niagara County, will expand its operation by adding a grape-processing building and additional acreage resulting in an increase in the amount of grapes grown for wine production in New York.
Poloncarz honors first responders, joins Neaverth to proclaim 'EMS Week in Erie County
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:10 pm
Today at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center in Cheektowaga, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Emergency Services Commissioner Dan Neaverth Jr., members of the Erie County Emergency Medical Services department and emergency medical service providers from around Erie County in proclaiming "EMS Week" in the county.
Summer 2016 Outer Harbor programming and events schedule released
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:05 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and the newly created Outer Harbor Management Group (OHMG) today announced their 2016 season of new site amenities, summer events and public-access programming, ensuring Buffalo's Outer Harbor waterfront will be a destination for the entire Western New York community as well as the region's visitors.
Dan Lambert named head coach of Rochester Americans
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:05 pm
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Tim Murray announced today Dan Lambert has been named head coach of the Rochester Americans, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Sabres. Randy Cunneyworth has been reassigned to a position within the Sabres player development department.
Ellen Latham tells NCCC graduates 'Believe in the power of change'
Mon, May 16th 2016 10:05 am
"Relentless focus" and "believing in yourself" were the themes of the message given by Niagara County Community College keynote speaker and alumna Ellen Latham at the 52nd annual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday at the Seneca Niagara Events Center.