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Beat the heat: Summer safety tips
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:25 pm
Heat and humidity can be silent killers for those who don't take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their loved ones. Serious health concerns caused by extreme temperatures are heat exhaustion, heat stroke or even death.
Pieces of the Past: Benjamin Long Homestead
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:00 pm
Many years ago, a family of seven, traveling in a covered wagon, made the long trek from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to their new home - a point where two creeks met, in a place called Tonawanda.
Lew-Port reunion idea turns into successful summer concert event
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:35 pm
In a blending of generations, the first "Spirit of the 80's" concert featured international recording artist and new-wave snyth-pop band The Spoons of Burlington, Ontario.
VFW Post 313 celebrates 70th anniversary
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:35 pm
Lake Ontario VFW Post 313 invited the public to come and share in a cookout Monday at the post to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
Miss Bev's, Forever Fabulous Fitness host free family event
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
Miss Bev's Dance Studio and Forever Fabulous Fitness will offer more information Saturday, July 25, when they host a free family event at the studio, 1814 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
CanAm Challenge in Youngstown
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
The Youngstown Yacht Club CanAm Challenge is back for a second year July 25-26. Hosted by the Youngstown Yacht Club, the event continues a decade's-long tradition of the Level Regatta.
Town of Lewiston hears about bond rating, NYPA reimbursements
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
Key financial issues affecting the town and its residents occupied significant discussion in what turned into a lengthy Lewiston Town Board work session Monday.
Celebrating Hounds & Heroes
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:00 pm
On July 11, the Niagara County SPCA held its first Hounds & Heroes celebration at the shelter grounds, 2100 Lockport Road. Participants took part in many activities, including a parade, demonstrations, a pie contest and more.
Former supervisor Raymond P. Griffin dies
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:55 am
Raymond P. Griffin, who served for 16 years as the supervisor of the Town of Grand Island, died June 22, 2015, in New Port Richey, Florida, after a long battle with dementia. He was 90 years old.
Canal Fest to kick off 33rd year in Twin Cities
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
The 33rd annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will kick off July 19 and run through July 26 with a few new features, a change in midway bracelet pricing and the traditional round of community classics.
Healing Field planned for Gratwick Riverside Park
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Western New York's first planned Healing Field is set for Sept. 9 to 11, 2016, at the park as part of a combined project of the Sunrise Exchange Club and the Exchange Club of the Tonawandas.
Living a legacy: New director of the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas has Twin Cities roots
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Angela Johnson-Renda has worked in many different roles over the course of her life to date, but they've all brought her here — to the Chamber of the Commerce of the Tonawandas' new office on Sweeney Street in North Tonawanda.
New Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare office to open soon
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Department supervisors of Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare recently got a firsthand look at their new work space at the Niagara Medical and Ambulatory Surgical Park, 6500 Porter Road, Town of Niagara.
Yankee star Brian Doyle will join Parkinson's Day at Bisons' game
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:45 pm
Former New York Yankees reserve infielder Brian Doyle will present a message to baseball fans at the Bisons' game Sunday at Coca Cola field. It is Parkinson's Day at the ballpark.
GOP backs Collins to succeed Updegrove
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:45 pm
Niagara County Republican Chairman James Heuer announced Friday William J. "Will" Collins Sr. has been selected as the Republican candidate for Niagara County legislator in the 12th District.
Heart of Niagara summer picnic for owners and dogs Saturday, July 18
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:45 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's second annual summer picnic, a family-friendly event open to the public for owners and their dogs, is happening rain or shine from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Oppenheim Park (Pavilion No. 15), 2713 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara hosts 'Soldiers of the Revolution' re-enactment
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is preparing for its annual "Soldiers of the Revolution" re-enactment during the weekend of Aug. 1-2.
USAF Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Golden Knights visit local community
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 05:25 pm
In advance of the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show, featured performers from the U.S Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Golden Knights are visiting the community.
ECHDC announces recycling partnership with City of Buffalo
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 05:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced it has teamed up with Mayor Byron Brown and the 34andMore Buffalo Recycles initiative to establish a newly improved recycling program at Canalside.
Guillemont Memorial Grant supports Community Missions soup kitchen
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 05:25 pm
Rita M. Franc, administrator for the Guillemont Memorial Grant of the Niagara Falls Episcopal Urban Ministry, presented community Missions Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger, left, and cook Jimmie Walker, right, a check Thursday.
Wegmans spruces up Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 04:50 pm
More than two dozen Wegmans employees took time to volunteer at the downtown Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club Wednesday.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show souvenir program books benefit area organizations
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 03:15 pm
During both days of the Thunder of Niagara Air Show, souvenir program books will be sold for $10. Part of the proceeds will support the missions of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara and the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC).
Higgins: Buffalo-Niagara Region chosen for 'Communities that Work Partnership'
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 03:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Buffalo Niagara Region is one of seven communities selected nationwide to participate in a "Communities that Work Partnership," an effort to drive talent-based economic development locally and across the country.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes three new, exceptional marine mammals
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:55 am
The Aquarium of Niagara has three new marine mammals, and each one has a unique and compelling story that will resonate with guests.
Ortt announces farm-to-seniors initiative underway
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:50 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt has announced coupon booklets are available for low-income Niagara County seniors to buy fresh fruits, vegetables and other products at local farmers markets.
NTCC: Percy receives CDME certification
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:45 am
Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. president and CEO John H. Percy has earned the certified destination management executive designation from the only integrated executive program specifically designed for the destination marketing industry.
Brian Wilson, Craig Ferguson headed to Seneca Resorts & Casinos
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:45 am
The summer heat and excitement at Seneca Resorts & Casinos is forecasted to continue straight through to October, thanks to an entertainment lineup headlined by one of the most legendary names in rock 'n' roll.
Niagara County Fair begins with Farm-City Breakfast
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:45 am
The 2015 Niagara County Fair will kick-off at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, with the popular Farm-City Breakfast, sponsored again this year by the Niagara County Community College.
Ben Toth and Friends at 'Blue Room' at Kleinhans Music Hall
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:45 am
Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes back Buffalo native Ben Toth for an evening of original music and selections from the "American Songbook." Broadway performers Dawn Cantwell and Grace Wall will join him.
Video: Lewiston community steps up to curb cat population; Grandpaws hosts adoption event
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 06:35 pm
Members of the Niagara County SPCA and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce participated in a press conference Wednesday to discuss efforts designed to curb the feral cat population in Lewiston.
Cuomo announces new workforce development center on Buffalo's East Side
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 06:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled plans Wednesday for the Western New York Workforce Development Center, a new hub that will focus primarily on training for careers in the advanced manufacturing and energy sectors.
Assemble the ducks!
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 12:15 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual Duck Race, presented by Fidelis Care, at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25, as part of the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
Food pantry collections continue
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 12:10 pm
Sister Beth Brosmer (center) of Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry of Niagara Falls, the Rev. William Lowry (left) of Care and Share Pantry of Ransomville, and Don Luce (right) of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, are reviewing reports of the food/cash drive held on Tuesday concert nights outside of Artpark.
2015 Women's Porter Cup Golf review
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 11:55 am
There were 72 players from seven different countries who converged on the Niagara Falls Country Club to seek "A Cup of their Own" in June.
Scouts take flight in NT
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Scouting Air Show will be held Sunday, July 19 at Gratwick Park on River Road.
Buffalo Sabres: Variable ticket prices announced for 2015-16 season
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 05:40 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the variable ticket pricing plan for all home games in the 2015-16 regular season.
Erie County Environment and Planning, partners collaborate on conservation with composters, rain barrels
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 05:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning and partners are collaborating to promote water conservation and composting by making compost units and rain barrels available to local residents, helping to reduce stormwater runoff and promote home composting for more nutrient-rich soils.
Rob Ortt: $54,000 for YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 05:40 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced he succeeded in securing a total of $54,000 in state funding to help victims of domestic violence, sexual violence and rape throughout Niagara County. The money will go toward various services and programs offered through the YWCA of the Niagara Frontier in Lockport and North Tonawanda.
Letchworth Nature Center finalizes planned exhibit spaces for new building
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 01:40 pm
The campaign for the Letchworth Nature Center committee has solidified plans for 15 interactive learning exhibits inside and out of the Letchworth Nature Center facility, and is offering a unique opportunity for donors to name the exhibits prior to the opening of the center next spring.
Bills coach Rex Ryan to jump with U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 01:35 pm
The 2015 Thunder of Niagara Airshow will feature The United States Army "Golden Knights" Parachute Team. This elite team will be performing in front of an anticipated record-breaking crowd. As part of the performance, Rex Ryan, the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, will participate in a tandem jump with the team at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Friday, July 17.