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Summerfest returns to Porter on the Lake Park
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 08:00 am
The annual Porter on the Lake Summerfest will be held from 3-9 p.m. Labor Day, Sept. 7. This family-fun event will feature food, vendors, beer/wine as well as local bands The Frame, 90 West and Strictly Hip.
Peach Queen contestants 'Dance Like a Star'
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 07:00 am
On Friday, Aug. 21, Dance Like a Star with Serge hosted the Niagara County Peach Queen Pageant contestants at the studio for a luau party. The contestants learned the cha-cha, rhumba and a few other steps. They danced with partners and were treated to performances by the professional dance staff.
War of 1812 Encampment includes evening battle at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 07:00 am
Labor Day weekend will bring 1812 history to life for visitors at Old Fort Niagara during its annual War of 1812 Encampment.
2015 National Buffalo Wing Festival gets crafty during Labor Day weekend
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 08:20 pm
The National Buffalo Wing Festival, one of the country's most beloved food festivals, returns to Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo Sept. 5-6.
'Tonawanda Rails to Trails' project set to connect communities
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Erie County Legislator Peter Savage (3rd District), Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana, Mayor of the City of Tonawanda Rick Davis, elected officials, representatives of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and New York State Department of Transportation, and residents to review the "Tonawanda Rails to Trails" project, a four-mile-long connecting trail that runs from Kenmore Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda to State Street in the City of Tonawanda.
Video: Kiwanis Club of Lewiston hosts Peach Festival kickoff conference
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 09:45 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday afternoon at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston to announce what's new at the 58th annual Niagara County Peach Festival. The event will be held Sept. 11-13 at Academy Park.
Niagara Falls Country Club golfers help Mount St. Mary's Foundation
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 12:45 pm
The ladies nine and 18-hole golf committee at the Niagara Falls Country Club presented a check to the Mount St. Mary's Foundation of nearly $4,200 from its recent tournament.
Lewiston: Previte named new chief of police
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 09:20 pm
The Town of Lewiston has a new police chief.
First Niagara Center welcomes Paul McCartney
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 01:30 pm
Legendary rock 'n' roll icon Sir Paul McCartney has announced five new North American arena dates on the critically acclaimed "Out There" tour, including one in Buffalo. McCartney will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 22.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 07:00 am
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the recipients of three scholarships presented to local high school students and one to a hospital associate advancing her education.
'The Biggest Loser' RunWalk returns to Buffalo
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 12:00 pm
Thousands of runners and walkers will lace up their shoes on Sunday, Sept. 6, for "The Biggest Loser" RunWalk Buffalo Half-Marathon/5K.
Lewiston: Amidst complaints, jet boat companies look to appease residents
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:00 pm
Village of Lewiston waterfront residents filled the Red Brick Municipal Building boardroom Monday, asking trustees to enact a speed limit curtailing wake left by passing jet boats.
Helping with H.O.P.E.
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
Michael O'Connor is a survivor.
NU summer camp acclimates international students to English language, WNY, American culture
Wed, Aug 19th 2015 03:40 pm
Nguyen Hai Anh made her first-ever visit to the U.S. from Vietnam this summer intent on gaining English language proficiency. Le Xuan Son, also from Vietnam, was interested in understanding American culture and ideologies. Meanwhile, Shanghai native Tu Peng Wei simply wanted to see for himself what an American university looked like.
Youngstown: Ortt secures $20,000 for purchase of new police cruiser
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 09:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today delivered a check in the amount of $20,000 to help the Youngstown Police Department better protect residents and operate more effectively. Ortt secured the state funding to assist the department with the purchase of one new, state-of-the-art police cruiser.
Higgins, Ortt and Pappas honor life and service of Robert J. Clark
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas remembered the life and service of Robert "Bob" Clark, former alderman and longtime member of the United States Armed Forces during a special ceremony at Veterans' Park.
Niagara University: Dr. Debra Colley, Mary Borgognoni appointed to new leadership positions
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:25 am
Dr. Debra A. Colley is the new executive vice president at Niagara University, while Mary E. Borgognoni transitions to senior vice president for operations and finance at the Catholic and Vincentian institution.
Rickey Medlocke: Lynyrd Skynyrd will entertain Artpark audience with timeless rock songs
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 08:25 pm
Some folks like to say Lynyrd Skynyrd broke Artpark - but in a good way.
Lewiston: Favorite's Pizzeria serves up scholarships for Artpark Rock Camp
Fri, Aug 14th 2015 07:25 pm
Favorite's Pizzeria of Lewiston generously provided two scholarships for Artpark "Rock Camp" (Aug. 17-22). After an application and selection process, scholarships were awarded to Lauryn Andrews, 15, of Lewiston, and Sarah Lester, 11, of Youngstown (pictured with Favorite's employees).
Poloncarz proclaims 'Jean Rainbow Day' in Erie County
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined members of the Elma Meadows Women's Golf Club recently to wish a surprise "happy birthday" and present a proclamation to longtime member Jean Rainbow on her 90th birthday.
Poloncarz signs law prohibiting sale of microbead products in Erie County
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 04:15 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Erie County Legislator Patrick Burke (7th District), elected officials, representatives of the attorney general's office and environmental advocates at Wilkeson Pointe on Lake Erie to sign into law Local Law 8-2, a law prohibiting the sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads in Erie County.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Lewiston: Creedence Clearwater Revisited brings genuine CCR sound to Artpark
Wed, Aug 5th 2015 05:05 pm
What began as a small gathering of friends at Lake Tahoe soon turned into a few private shows ... a few concert dates ... a steady gig ... and, now, 21 years later, it's a full-fledged national headline act.
REALTORS present check to Mercy Flight Central Mercy Flight Western New York
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 12:35 pm
On July 21, Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS President Joe Rivellino and board member Rebecca VanDorn presented a check for $6,500 to both Mercy Flight Central and Mercy Flight Western New York.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas to host Charity Clambake
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 02:05 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will host its 18th annual Charity Clambake from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at The Shores Waterfront Restaurant.
Best hot dog, hamburger, ice cream titles belong to The Silo Restaurant
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 07:00 am
Lewiston's The Silo Restaurant has won three-quarters of Niagara Frontier Publications' first "Summer Eats" contest. Readers voted the waterfront eatery tops in the hot dog, hamburger and ice cream categories.
Artpark & Company's 'Peter Pan' will leave audiences with 'happy thoughts'
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 12:30 pm
"Peter Pan" stars Hayley Podschun and John Bolton steal the show.
Peach Queen court prepares
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:50 pm
The 2015 Peach Queen contestants met Tuesday for a contestant orientation information session and to meet the reigning queen, Christina Oliveri of Wheatfield.
North Tonawanda: Ortt presents $15,000 check to Carrousel Factory Museum
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:40 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today delivered a $15,000 check to the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier. Ortt secured the funding for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda to help support the educational, cultural and recreational programming the roughly 15,000 visitors experience every year.
Cuomo announces completion of Greenbelt Public Pathway extension
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the Greenbelt Public Pathway extension along the Outer Harbor in the City of Buffalo.
Niagara County: 'Explore Niagara USA' in summer vacation photo contest
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 02:10 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. has announced the "Explore Niagara USA Fun Photo Contest." Get involved by submitting Instagram or digital photos on Twitter, using the tag #ExploreNiagaraUSA or upload directly on Facebook.
Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada wraps up 25-year law enforcement career
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
Friday marked a relatively quiet change at the top for the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Chris Salada finished his last day on the job and, at least for the time being, department operations will be maintained via seniority with LPD Sgt. Frank Previte expected to oversee day-to-day affairs until a replacement is officially named.
New NU students help rehab house in Niagara Falls with Habitat for Humanity
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 11:15 am
Before even taking their first official class as Niagara University freshmen, 16 students are helping to fulfill the institution's Catholic and Vincentian mission.
Ortt questions NFTA on service cuts as ADA celebrates anniversary
Sat, Jul 25th 2015 04:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt stood alongside other elected officials and advocates Saturday on the steps of North Tonawanda City Hall to call on the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to reinstate the 57 flex bus route and part of the 55L route.
Artpark: Iconic roles are 'a dream' for 'Peter Pan' leads Hayley Podschun and John Bolton
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 08:55 am
It was "second star to the right" and straight on to Lewiston for actors Hayley Podschun and John Bolton.