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Niagara Falls walking tours available
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society invites area residents to experience "The Power That Was Niagara Falls NY - A Walking Tour of Downtown." Continuing for the summer, the tours are offered Sundays and Wednesdays through Sept. 30.
Village of Lewiston Planning Commission OKs Ellicott Development plaza 2nd submission, gives conceptual approval to Fairchild revision
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 11:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission approved a mixed-use plaza second submission from Ellicott Development on Monday, moving the project one step closer to final municipal approval.
SAL II makes busy debut at Memorial
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 11:20 pm
"SAL II," the new daVinci XI Surgical System at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, kept the surgery team on its toes during a memorable debut Monday.
Ortt announces legislation so duck derbies can swim on
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 10:25 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, today announced legislation (S8166) he is introducing that would allow games of chance to be conducted on state-owned property.
Lewiston: Piper creates museum at Red Brick
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
Historical treasures, some dating back hundreds of years, now line the second floor hallway and a dedicated room inside the Red Brick Municipal Building. In total, a few thousand items are on display, courtesy of Russell H. Piper Jr.
Stella chicken BBQ July 16
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
Stella Niagara Education Park will host a take-out, chicken barbecue sale from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16. The dinners are being prepared by Krolick's Bar-B-Q and will include salt potatoes, coleslaw, roll and butter.
Youngstown Heritage Committee hosts walking tour
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee announced its next walking tour, "Women's Voices: A Different View of the War of 1812," will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, on village streets.
PHOTOS: Johnny Depp, Hollywood Vampires rain hits down upon Falls
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 11:55 pm
The Hollywood Vampires, fronted by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame showman Alice Cooper, Aerosmith axeman Joe Perry and Hollywood A-list actor Johnny Depp, performed at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino.
Hard Rock pin collectors descend on Niagara Falls
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 02:15 pm
As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, hosted pin collectors Friday and Saturday on Prospect and Old Falls streets. Memorabilia aficionados from Cleveland, San Antonio, Las Vegas and around the world came in to eat, trade and swap stories.
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen set to open in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 09:00 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is set to join the Village of Lewiston's Center Street restaurant row. On Wednesday, owner Michael Hibbard said, "We'll do friends and family for sure next week. We're going to just start bringing people in here tying to get the menu solid."
Grand Island: Tourist home law amendment dropped
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Following a contentious public hearing Tuesday, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said he will recommend dropping plans to amend the town's vacation rental law.
Certified Autobrokers praised for improving 'face of the Island'
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The business community's latest ribbon-cutting event shined a light on a young Island enterprise that leaders say is paving the way for a more appealing commercial district.
Public info meeting set for West River Bike Trail; preferred alternative to be released
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced that a public information meeting to outline the preferred alternative for a new bike trail along the West River Parkway will be held Wednesday, July 20, at Grand Island High School, 1100 Ransom Road.
Town of Lewiston OKs drainage district for French Landing
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Construction work, including final preparations toward paving, is now moving ahead at the French Landing subdivision off Lower River Road in northern Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston sets appointments for 2016-17
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston opted for stability at Tuesday's reorganizational meeting.
Reclaim Niagara unveils a new approach
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Reclaim Niagara announced this week it has teamed up with the national online petition organization Change.org in a new attempt to present its issues and build support from the community to right "what's wrong" in Niagara Falls.
Aquarium of Niagara program blends education, conservation, entertainment
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara recently began a partnership with Buffalo Animal Adventures wherein children and families can get a first-hand look at some unique creatures.
Beat the heat: National Grid offers cool summertime energy-efficiency tips
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 05:25 pm
The heat is on across upstate New York, as forecasters call for an extended run of high temperatures and humidity throughout the region. With that, home energy usage in most households also will rise. As such, National Grid encourages customers to use these simple summer tips to limit energy consumption and save on bills.
Feder School of Classical Ballet hosts 'Nutcracker'-themed and Cecchetti summer classes
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 05:00 pm
The Feder School of Classical Ballet will host two summer ballet classes.
Program aims to help students stay in school, graduate
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:50 pm
All across Western New York, high school graduates can learn to succeed in college in a new way through the College Simulation Experience.
Revamped Western Door Steakhouse opens, bistro debuts at Seneca Niagara
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:45 pm
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino officials formally unveiled the reinvented Western Door Steakhouse on Thursday. The award-winning restaurant had been closed since February, undergoing a complete $5 million renovation.
Niagara County Peach Festival seeking parade units
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:45 pm
Jerald I. Wolfgang, chairman of the annual the Niagara County Peach Festival Parade, reports the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston is now seeking units for this year's parade.
Growing Memorial/UBMD Ortho & Sports Medicine team welcomes new surgeon to Summit Healthplex
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 04:05 pm
Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.
Builders Association matches scholarship fund for Lewiston resident
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:35 pm
Cullen Robert Ball of Lewiston has been chosen to receive the 2016 William Morehouse Scholarship.
North Tonawanda: Resident expresses tree-trimming concerns to council
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 03:25 pm
Trees were among the issues brought up by the public during Tuesday's brief North Tonawanda Common Council meeting at City Hall.
DEC, NY Sea Grant announce $192,000 in grants for Great Lakes Basin projects, request proposals for new projects
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:55 pm
In partnership with New York Sea Grant, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced $192,000 in grants for nine projects that will help Great Lakes coastal communities enhance their resiliency and protect water quality.
Community Missions cancels annual duck race
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:45 pm
Community Missions' annual duck race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will not go on as planned this year in light of New York state gaming laws that have recently been brought to the attention of local nonprofits. These statutes prohibit the use of state-owned property for games of chance.
(716) announces plans to celebrate '716 Day' July 16
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 01:45 pm
(716) Food and Sport will be the place to be in Erie County on Saturday, July 16, as Western New York celebrates 716 Day. (716) will honor the Western New York community with a daylong celebration that pays tribute to the area with live music, giveaways, mascot appearances, airbrush face painting and more.
Robert Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show will benefit new Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:55 pm
The family of a Niagara Falls man who was a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is giving back in a big way by holding a benefit car show to raise money for the hospital's new cardiac and stroke care unit.
Acting Erie County DA announces nearly $2 million state grant to fight gun crime in Buffalo
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:45 pm
Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. today joined Mayor Byron W. Brown to announce receipt of a $1.7 million state grant to aid the fight against gun crime.
Ceretto secures extra funding for Niagara-Wheatfield School District
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, D-Lewiston, has secured an additional $100,000 in discretionary funding for the Niagara-Wheatfield School District. Ceretto presented a check Tuesday evening at a Niagara-Wheatfield School Board meeting.
It keeps growing: New York's Mega Millions jackpot now $540 million for Friday
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 06:30 pm
The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is now $540 million. The $32 million increase from the advertised jackpot on Wednesday is due to brisk sales across all 44 participating Mega Millions states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Oasis singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher brings High Flying Birds to Artpark
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 05:05 pm
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds brought almost two hours of alternative rock/"Britpop" to Lewiston, efficiently blending the band's own songs with megahits frontman Noel Gallagher wrote and sang while paired with his brother, Liam, in Oasis.
PHOTOS: The Band Perry performs at Artpark
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 05:55 pm
The Band Perry had a sold-out Artpark crowd on its feet, singing, clapping and dancing along to a string of hit singles ("Better Dig Two," "Chainsaw," "Don't Let Me Be Lonely," 'If I Die Young," "DONE."), a classic TBP cover (Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls") and some new songs, too ("In It Together," "The Best One Yet").
Collins helps secure $218,096 grant for Lewiston No. 1
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:45 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $218,096 in federal funding for Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co.
BPO to play under the stars at Chestnut Ridge Park
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:40 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in conjunction with the Chestnut Ridge Conservancy, has announced the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will play a free outdoor concert at Chestnut Ridge Park at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16.
Memorial, UB partner to provide dental care at Golisano Center for Community Health
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and UPD Dental Associates today announced a partnership to make dental services available to children and adults with special needs.
Banners brighten neighborhood around Memorial Medical Center
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is sporting a new summertime look with the installation of brightly colored banners along its campus on the 500 and 600 blocks of Tenth Street.
Lewiston revisits 'Summer of '69' with annual concert series
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts brings back Lewiston's own 1960s-era rock musicians and friends for the 12th annual "Summer of '69" musical weekend.
Higgins comments on new federal policy expanding access to opioid addiction treatment medication
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 02:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the White House announcement of a final rule expanding access to medication-assisted treatment for those suffering from opioid addiction - measures similar to those proposed in Higgins' TREAT bill, the Recovery Enhancement for Addiction Treatment Act (H.R.2536).