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Erie County Fair adds new, free concert
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 05:30 pm
Late Monday night, Erie County Fair officials were given the news Meghan Trainor was cancelling her concert at the fair.
Buffalo Sabres introduce prospects challenge
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 05:25 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will host the Prospects Challenge, presented by Tops Friendly Markets, from Sept. 12-14 at First Niagara Center and HARBORCENTER.
'Peace Garden Painting Parties' with Thomas Paul Asklar
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:35 pm
Lewiston artist and art educator Thomas Paul Asklar is offering summer painting workshop parties for adults in the Lewiston Peace Garden at 6 p.m. Wednesdays from Aug. 19 through Sept. 16.
Meghan Trainor cancels show at Erie County Fair
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:25 pm
Creative Artists Agency informed Erie County Fair officials late Monday night that Meghan Trainor will not be playing at the Erie County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 13, due to ongoing medical concerns.
Golfing for good
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:20 pm
The recent Louis J. Fernandez Memorial Golf Tournament of the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital paid tribute to the late Vincent Laurendi Jr., a former executive of Adelphia Cable Niagara and former member of the board who passed away in August 2014.
Erie County Fair: Free fair admission Aug. 12 with canned food donation
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:20 pm
For the third consecutive year, the Erie County Agricultural Society will partner with the Food Bank of Western New York to help fight hunger. With the donation of a canned food item, fairgoers will receive free admission to opening day of the 176th Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 12 (gates open at noon).
Niagara County Peach Festival Parade units needed
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 01:20 pm
The 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival is seeking units for this year's parade, which is taking place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, on Center Street in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston: Public pressures Planning Board over proposed Paladino plaza (site photos included)
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 11:35 am
Nearly 75 Village of Lewiston business owners and residents made it clear Monday they are not in favor of Ellicott Development's latest proposal to build a plaza across 4.1 acres of land on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Public art set to bloom across Erie County
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 05:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Albright-Knox Art Gallery Senior Curator Dr. Cathleen Chaffee, Albright Knox Curator of Public Art Aaron Ott, community business leaders and residents to announce the newest installation in the public art initiative, an innovative arts partnership between Erie County, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and the City of Buffalo.
Arts Services Initiative of WNY: 2016 community arts, arts education, individual artist grants available
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 03:40 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced the application process for New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization regrants in Erie and Niagara counties, with a 20 percent increase in overall funding available and no cultural data project requirement. All new applicants must attend an information session.
Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day Aug. 15-16
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 03:15 pm
Join the Friends of Fort George and Parks Canada as they celebrate the 16th annual Fife and Drum Muster and Soldiers' Field Day.
Higgins joins local Vietnam veterans to announce project adding 280 names of Western New Yorkers killed in action to Purple Heart Hall of Honor
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 03:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined local veterans, including members of the Vietnam Veterans of America and Military Order of the Purple Heart, to announce the addition of 280 names of Vietnam veterans from Western New York who were killed in action to the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor.
Shedding light on a mystery: Answers sought on origin of Buffalo Launch Club beacon
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 07:00 am
The Buffalo Launch Club lighthouse, an iconic and much-admired landmark along the East River, has become a history mystery.
49th annual Lewiston Art Festival Winners
Sun, Aug 9th 2015 09:45 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced the winners of this year's Lewiston Art Festival.
Attempt to locate Amber D. Merrell
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 06:15 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau has issued a request for assistance in locating Amber D. Merrell, a 37-year-old white female who was last seen at her residence on or about the 16th of July. It is unknown what items of clothing Amber may have been wearing at the time that she went missing.
Trinity United Methodist Church flock welcomes new shepherd
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 02:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church has welcomed a new pastor this summer whose spiritual travels have taken him from across the globe to the Island, and from the laboratory to the pulpit.
Helping hands for McMahon's
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
It's the small white diner at 1849 Grand Island Blvd., the one with the lighthouse out front.
GI Rotary Club serving locally, regionally, internationally
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 09:00 am
On the Island, across the river and around the world, the success of the Rotary Club is due to cooperative action among local members and between clubs in the region and abroad.
A healing journey: Cancer survivor Zdenka Gast walks 500 miles in 29-day pilgrimage
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Zdenka Gast just recently finished walking 500 miles in only 29 days. Yet less than a year ago, the Grand Island resident was so weak from cancer treatments that she could barely get off the couch, her family said.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board expects Paladino plan update Monday
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Ellicott Development is on Monday's Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation/Planning Commission agenda. CEO William Paladino requested a place on the program in a recent letter to the Planning Board.
Creativity, fun abound at 2015 Great Contraption Race
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
The second annual Great Contraption Race, held last Saturday in the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown, may have been slow in its development over past months. But once under way, this unique race event held to benefit the educational and outreach programs of the It Happen to Alexa Foundation - much like the vessels mastering the river's waters - managed to overcome its growing pains quite well.
Mermaids of the Mighty Niagara swim into Youngstown
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
The first Mermaids of the Mighty Niagara takes over Youngstown's Main Street starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
10th annual Newfane Bike Night Friday
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
Rev, rev; vroom, vroom - the bikes are gearing up.
Going to the pugs
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 06:55 am
On Saturday, Aug. 1, the fourth annual Pug Picnic took place in the Village of Youngstown.
Fair days: Young Niagara County Fair exhibitors take pride in their animals, projects
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 07:15 pm
It was a calm, sunny morning Friday at the Niagara County Fairgrounds - except in the Coliseum, where a flurry of activity was underway.
Kristy and Robert A. Minicucci Sr. to be honored at Mount St. Mary's Foundation's 16th annual Good Works Gala, 'Phantom of the Opera'
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 07:10 pm
Kristy and Robert A. Minicucci Sr. of Youngstown will be honored at the 16th annual Good Works Gala, titled "Phantom of the Opera," and benefitting the Mount St. Mary's Foundation.
Billoni: Buffalo Bills prepare for season
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 07:00 pm
Rex Ryan, the Bills' new, larger-than-life, rock star head coach - clearly a "player's coach" - is why the stands and party areas were filled to capacity, and fans were standing five-deep in the endzone watching every play during this early workout session.
Jagow urges residents to use local DMV offices
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:55 pm
Niagara County Clerk Wayne Jagow offered some clarity this week on recent changes to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles renewal forms, which appear to be causing confusion with local DMV customers.
The English Beat to headline Spirit of the 80's
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:50 pm
When the ska revival band The English Beat takes the stage at Academy Park Saturday night, you may find you enjoy them even more than you remember.
Obit: Lauri I. Katvala
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:50 pm
Lauri I. Katvala of Greenville, Maine, formerly of Youngstown, was called home July 28, 2015. He was born in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1939, raised in Stow, Massachusetts, and graduated in 1957 from Hale High School.
Grand Island Town Board: Airborne Day on Island proclaimed
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:15 pm
At its meeting Monday in Town Hall, the Grand Island Town Board noted the 75th anniversary of the first official Army parachute jump by issuing a townwide proclamation.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields sign dedication
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 02:15 pm
The new sign in front of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, was dedicated to the memory of Claire and Ralph Brown and blessed immediately after the 9 a.m. service Aug. 2.
Pieces of the Past: Niagara School No. 2 Museum
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 11:00 am
For 78 years, children in the Town of Niagara trotted dutifully (or not so dutifully) off to class at the little one-room schoolhouse at the corner of Lockport and Tuscarora roads.
Town of Niagara board sets hearing on 'sewer improvement area'
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 11:00 am
Step by step, the Belden Center area of the Town of Niagara gets closer to repairs for the sewer and drainage issues that have plagued the area for decades.
More traffic changes for Route 31
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 11:00 am
Access to Shenk Road from Route 31 near Niagara County Community College in Sanborn will be closed to traffic for several weeks.
Filling in Wheatfield's 'missing link'
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:55 am
Those who pick up a brochure for the Niagara River Greenway Trails will see a map from Buffalo all the way up to Lewiston and Porter, with multicolored lines marking pathways and bike routes that wind along the river shoreline.
Niagara County Genealogical Society plans conference
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:55 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will host a Genealogical Conference from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 in Room E140 of Niagara County Community College, 311 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
'The fastest show on water': Thunder on the Niagara boat races mark 10th year at Gratwick Riverside Park
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:50 am
They're loud. They're fast. And they're returning to the Niagara River and North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park for the 10th year on Aug. 15 and 16.
Collective Soul: Ed Roland builds a better band
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 09:15 am
The first 20-something years of Collective Soul produced more than a dozen top 10 songs, nearly two-dozen videos, regular national television appearances, millions of records sold, and songs that hold a firm place in the hearts of all who attended high school in the '90s (not to mention multiple spots on their portable playlists).
Video, photos, interview: Tedeschi Trucks Band at Artpark in Lewiston
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 06:35 pm
Several thousand weathered the storm Aug. 4 as the "Wheels of Soul" tour rolled into Artpark for a "Tuesday in the Park" performance. They were rewarded with more than three hours of foot-stomping, hand-clapping, head-throwing soul and rock anthems courtesy of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Doyle Bramhall II and headline act Tedeschi Trucks Band.