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New York Lottery announces another winning TAKE 5 ticket sold in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
The New York Lottery has announced a top prize-winning ticket for the June 27 TAKE 5 drawing was sold at the 7-Eleven at 1504 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. The ticket is worth $36,047.50.
Niagara County Fair begins with Farm City Breakfast
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
The 2014 Niagara County Fair will kick-off July 30 at 8 a.m. with the popular Farm City Breakfast, sponsored again this year by Niagara County Community College.
Heart of Niagara barking up support for summer picnic
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:10 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue is hosting a family-friendly event where people can bring their dogs and enjoy a day of picnic fun and frolic.
Sabres acquire defenseman Josh Gorges from Montreal
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 12:50 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired defenseman Josh Gorges from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Minnesota's second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
NTCC: Tour bus traveling nationwide this summer features images of iconic Niagara USA attractions
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:45 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and AAA Western and Central New York unveiled a brand new "Niagara USA wrapped" motor coach tour bus on Monday outside of the Niagara USA Visitor Center on Rainbow Boulevard.
Want to be Peach Queen?
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:40 pm
Organizers of the Niagara County Peach Queen program are encouraging potential contestants to turn in their application to participate in the program, taking place during the Niagara County Peach Festival Sept. 5-7.
Third World Cup soccer watching party at Canalside
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:40 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. and its partner, Global Spectrum, today announced the USA vs. Belgium World Cup soccer match will be shown live on two large screens set up for fans at Canalside on Tuesday at 3 p.m. (rain or shine.)
Enrique Iglesias and Zac Brown Band added to 'Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular'
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:55 pm
Enrique Iglesias and Zac Brown Band have been added to the lineup for the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular," which will air Friday, July 4 (8 p.m.), with an encore presentation at 10 p.m. highlighting the second hour of the special.
Niagara River Region Chamber hosts 'Summer Business Blender' at Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Water Street Landing
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a "Summer Business Blender" Thursday, July 10, at Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Water Street Landing.
Grisanti names Joseph Pasek 'Veteran of the Month'
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:25 pm
New York State Sen. Mark Grisanti recently named Joseph Pasek as recipient of his "Veteran of the Month" recognition program.
Chainsaw art at Olde Sanborn Days
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:25 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts will join the festivities at the 24th annual Olde Sanborn Days Arts & Crafts Show Saturday, July 12 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and Sunday, July 13 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Enjoy the charm of this old-fashioned country fair and craft show, which has plenty of activities and demonstrations for the entire family.
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. announces Independence Day celebration at Canalside
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced its schedule for Canalside's Fourth of July celebration, which will take place Friday, July 4. This free event will feature some of Buffalo's best talent, children's activities, food and a fireworks display presented by Russell Salvatore over the Buffalo River.
Exclusive SPCA ice cream created by local ice cream shops
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:10 pm
Throughout the month of July, the SPCA Serving Erie County will be the recipient of partial proceeds from the sale of an all-new SPCA ice cream created by local shops. "Doggone Delight" is a vanilla ice cream with pretzel pieces, peanut butter, and a fudge swirl.
Erie County Fair to host 5K run/walk
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:10 pm
The Erie County Fair 5K returns Saturday, Aug. 9, at 9 a.m. at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg. This USTA certified 3.1-mile course is one of the flattest in Western New York. The starting and finish line are at the entrance of the grandstand. The race route takes participants through the Town and Village of Hamburg.
Our Lady of Peace to host 'Super Cruise' fundraiser
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 05:00 pm
Start your engines and bring your ride to Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence for a different kind of fundraiser. Our Lady of Peace Cruisers Day, in conjunction with Cataract Cruises of WNY, presents "Super Cruise" Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the facility located at 5285 Lewiston Road in Lewiston.
July 4th pet safety tips
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 07:00 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 Wine Trail to hold 6th annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Village of Lewiston
Sun, Jun 29th 2014 07:00 am
On July 26 and 27, the Niagara Wine Trail will hold its sixth annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Academy Park, located in the heart of the Village of Lewiston.
Sabres draft eight players on second day of NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres selected eight players on the second day of the 2014 NHL Entry Level Draft, including three in the second round. After taking winger Brendan Lemieux with the 31st overall pick, Buffalo traded pick 39 to Washington in exchange for the Capitals' 44th and 74th picks this year.
Advanced Dental presents $3,600 check to Niagara Falls Air Base
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 08:45 pm
Advanced Dental presented a check for more than $3,600 to the 914th U.S. Air Force Reserve Base Thursday morning, the result of a fundraising campaign that donates all proceeds from professional teeth whitenings to the base's office of family support services.
LPD memorial service for Radar
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 07:05 am
The Lewiston Police Department invites the community to a memorial service to be held Saturday, June 28, in honor of Radar, the LPD K-9 who was unexpectedly put to rest earlier this month.
Town of Lewiston: Marra, Winkley dispute budget shortfall
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 07:00 am
The saga over Lewiston's finances took on a new turn this week.

Council members Mike Marra and Ron Winkley presented numbers at Monday's Town Board session disputing Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey's and Town Finance Officer Paul Kloosterman's analysis showing a $700,000 budget deficit for 2013 and similar projections for 2014.

Marra opened with a detailed explanation of the town's budget picture - one that point by point challenged Kloosterman's analysis heard at the May 29 Town Board session.

Lions honor Craft
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Lions Club International Foundation recently honored Lewiston Community Lion Ron Craft. He received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award during the Lewiston chapter's fifth anniversary dinner. The Melvin Jones Award is the highest given by the Lions Club International Foundation.
Buffalo Sabres select Sam Reinhart second overall in NHL Draft
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:50 am
The Buffalo Sabres selected center Sam Reinhart (Kootenay - WHL) with the second overall pick of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft Friday. He is the team's first-ever second overall pick and the highest selection for the club since it picked Pierre Turgeon first overall in 1987.

Born in North Vancouver, B.C., Reinhart comes from a long line of hockey players in his family.

Down syndrome fundraiser at Porter on the Lake
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:30 am
Come to Porter on the Lake, Dietz Road in Youngstown, for a great "Sunday fun day," July 13, to raise money for The Family and Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara.
Gillibrand, Higgins announce legislation to reauthorize Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:05 pm
Standing along the western terminus of the Erie Canal, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins announced introduction of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Act (HR 4641), a bill to extend the canalway's authorization for the next 15 years.
Schneiderman announces program to help homeowners avoid foreclosure
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced the launch of the New York state mortgage assistance program, or NYS MAP, which will provide small loans to families struggling to avoid foreclosure. The loans will assist families in securing mortgage modifications and result in more families staying in their homes.

The program is an enhancement to the attorney general's homeowner protection program, which provides struggling borrowers with free legal and housing counseling services, and has served more than 28,000 homeowners across the state since the launch of the program in October of 2012.

Borrowers can apply beginning Oct. 15.

Buffalo's National Garden Festival: Open gardens return to Niagara County
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Buffalo's National Garden Festival is now in its fifth year and once again features a group of outstanding private gardens to visit on your own on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the month of July.
Niagara hospice awarded accreditation
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Niagara Hospice's dedication to providing the highest level of care was recently recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.
World Cup soccer fun comes to Niagara Falls, USA
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
USA Niagara Development Corp. and its partner, Global Spectrum, today announced Tuesday's World Cup game featuring U.S.A. versus Belgium will be broadcast live on Old Falls Street.
Grant funding available for home repairs in rural areas
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
The Niagara County Community Action Program Inc. announces the availability of grant funds for home repair, open to qualified Niagara County residents who own their homes and reside in rural areas of the county.
Take a wedding plunge
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 04:55 pm
Adventurous couples seeking a unique wedding photo location need not look any further. Imagine starring down Class VI rapids as you and your wedding party have the big day captured like no one ever has.

The new Niagara Jet Adventure and Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. are looking for a couple to "take the plunge" this summer.

Wound Center of Niagara earns RestorixHealth excellence award
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 04:00 pm
RestorixHealth, a management company that develops and operates wound care centers of excellence nationwide, is pleased to announce The Wound Center of Niagara is a recipient of the newly launched Wound Center of Excellence award.
Interview: A revealing Phillip Phillips brings better songs to Artpark
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 01:00 pm
Phillip Phillips has taken us behind the light, which is the name of his new sophomore album, to expose what was hidden in the shadows. What we find, if we turn off the spotlight - forget about "Idol" and the song featured across television - is a singer/songwriter who is crafting authentic, anthemic, emotionally charged alt-rock songs that are just plain good.
Cuomo announces expansion of Diversified Manufacturing, retention of 130 jobs
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday the completion of an expansion project by Diversified Manufacturing, a manufacturing and engineering services firm in Lockport, which will facilitate the retention of 130 jobs. The nearly $5 million project was supported by $450,000 in funding from the New York Power Authority.
State Firemen's Association urges New Yorkers to leave fireworks to professionals
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 07:00 am
With Independence Day right around the corner, it's important to keep safety a top priority during the upcoming holiday celebrations.
Return to 'Summer of '69'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts will bring back Lewiston's own 1960s rock musicians and friends for the 10th annual "Summer of '69" concert Friday, July 11. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (Center and South Fourth streets).
Summer children's programs at History Center of Niagara
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:15 pm
For four weeks in July and August, the History Center of Niagara will offer weekly children's programs. Each week has a different historical theme. The programs are open to children ages 7 through 12.
Higgins celebrates Tim Russert Exhibit move to Buffalo History Museum
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins spoke from the Floor of the House of Representatives to mark the official move of the "Inside Tim Russert's Office" exhibit from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., to The Buffalo History Museum.
Niagara County, city leaders to boost troops Monday
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:55 am
Leaders from Niagara County and Lockport city government plan to bolster local efforts to boost the morale and meet the needs of American troops deployed around the world protecting America's freedom by working to bring some of the comforts of home to the front lines.
First Niagara, Isaiah 61 Project providing job training for home rehabilitation
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:35 am
The First Niagara Foundation and the Isaiah 61 Project Inc. are providing the resources necessary for job training and housing rehabilitation services for residents in the City of Niagara Falls.

The Isaiah 61 Project will target a section of the community the organization has identified for redevelopment and revitalization. Job training and education will be provided in the construction trades for residents who qualify for the program. Those receiving the training will then work to rehabilitate abandoned homes and turn them into safe, affordable housing.

The First Niagara Foundation is providing a $10,000 grant to fund the program and purchase building materials.

 


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