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'Tis the season: 'Give Fashionably' benefits community organizations
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 11:55 am
Donations were presented Tuesday to more than 40 community and charitable organizations at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA for the annual "Give Fashionably" program, sponsored by the Town of Niagara and the mall.
Tuscarora remembrance in Lewiston
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:25 pm
The 203rd anniversary of the Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
The Summit Federal Credit Union Wine & Chocolate Festival Comes to Buffalo
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:20 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union will sponsor the first Buffalo Wine and Chocolate Festival Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo. The festival features numerous regional wine and chocolate vendors, as well as other local businesses. Two sessions of the festival will be offered: an early session from 1-4 p.m., and a later session from 5-8 p.m.
Western New York Land Conservancy aims to restore Niagara Gorge
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:20 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has just secured almost $1 million for the new "Restore the Gorge" project. Funding comes from the Niagara River Greenway Ecological Standing Committee, and will be used to begin ecological restoration work in one of the most important natural places in the world: the Niagara Gorge.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes new additions
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara recently welcomed Richelle Swem for the position of curator of animals, and Joe Weickart for the position of director of development and marketing.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival announces new officers, music & jazz coordinators for 2017
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 01:40 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will ring in its 16th year with new leadership at the helm: Former Artpark & Company President George Osborne has been appointed chairman of the executive board.
Niagara Falls: Tina Spencer honored by New York State Parks
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 12:15 pm
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation employee Tina Spencer has received one of the agency's highest honors: the Special Achievement Award for 2015.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Santa Claus is coming to town
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Christmas trees were lit Friday night in downtown Niagara Falls and in the Village of Lewiston.
White lights give holiday cheer
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
On Wednesday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with local volunteers to repurpose the white lights. The glowing bulbs are now artfully strung across the International Peace Garden, nestled in between the historic Frontier House and the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:35 pm
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink opened Friday, on time, thanks to herculean efforts made last month by the Town of Lewiston recreation and highway departments.
Buffalo Zoo kicks off holiday season
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 05:20 pm
The Buffalo Zoo invites the community to celebrate the holidays with the animals.
Maid of the Mist enjoys another record season
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 05:50 pm
A record 1.6 million guests boarded iconic Maid of the Mist vessels during the 2016 season in Niagara Falls, New York, a 9 percent increase over the 2015 record.
#GivingTuesday celebrated in Niagara Falls
Tue, Nov 29th 2016 03:50 pm
Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster welcomed local agencies, educators and restaurateurs to City Hall today to proclaim #GivingTuesday in Niagara Falls.
Celebrating the season
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 11:30 am
Lewiston seniors were treated to a Thanksgiving lunch last week at the Lewiston Senior Center.
'The Nutcracker' is a family-friendly holiday tradition
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.
Gateway Cities Winter Walk offers family fun, shopping specials
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 09:40 pm
North Tonawanda's Webster Street will become home to a host of holiday festivities as local businesses and organizations come together to offer the annual Gateway Cities Winter Walk beginning Friday, Dec. 2, and running until Sunday, Dec. 4.
'Paladino Plaza' a go: Village of Lewiston approves project site plan
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 08:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday approved Ellicott Development's site plan, a proposal to build a 4.1-acre, multimillion-dollar mixed-use plaza on the corner of Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Trustee Dan Gibson was the lone dissenting vote.
Fort Niagara's 'Castle by Candlelight' full of holiday spirit, hands-on history
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:10 pm
The French phrase "feu de joie" will roll off tongues and linger in memories after Old Fort Niagara's "Castle by Candlelight" (set for 6:30-8:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10), where visitors will welcome the holiday season in the spirit of the 1700s.
Grand Island Fire Co. hosts live burn exercise
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Grand Island Fire Chief Matt Osinski reports that a vacant structure owned by Steve Giddings was made available to the Grand Island Fire Company for a live burn drill on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Enhanced illumination project to showcase Niagara Falls in a new light
Sat, Nov 19th 2016 07:00 am
Construction is nearly complete on the Niagara Falls Illumination Board's new LED lighting project, which will brighten up the falls more than ever before.
Robert and Lynda Engel make $500,000 gift to Levesque Scholarship
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 02:30 pm
A $500,000 gift from Robert and Lynda Engel will be used to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University.
Physician's lecture at Niagara University addresses 'Underserved Medicine'
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:25 pm
The first lecture in a new Niagara University series on health care took place Nov. 3 in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences. The presentation by well-known physician Dr. David Holmes, titled "Underserved Medicine: Globally and Locally," kicked off a series that's sponsored by the Dr. John J. Hughes, '67 Endowment.
PHOTOS: Ribbon cut on Niagara Community Center
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 12:20 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, Niagara University and the Niagara Police Athletic League held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday to officially open The Niagara Community Center. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster delivered a proclamation commemorating the event, and lauding the venue's benefits to the Cataract City.
A super moon
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 11:30 am
The closest supermoon in nearly 70 years was visible Sunday night and then appeared even closer about 20 minutes after 6 on Monday morning.
Tickets now on sale for 2016 Lewiston Tour of Homes
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for its 12th annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 3-4 in historic Lewiston.
Grand Island: State still prefers Option 3 for West River Connector Trail
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:40 pm
The state is moving ahead with Option 3 of the West River Connector Trail, closing the West River Parkway to motor vehicle traffic.
HANCI Senior Prom a 'historical success'
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:35 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. reports the recent 2016 HANCI Senior Prom was a "historical success," with more than 375 seniors and students participating in the signature event.
Frosty's in town
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:05 am
Drivers passing the corner of Military and Packard roads have likely noticed a new man in town.
Morinello victorious in 145th Assembly District
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 11:10 pm
Former Judge Angelo Morinello has a healthy lead on incumbent Assemblyman John Ceretto, and is claiming victory in the 145th district.
Village of Lewiston to hold public hearing, likely vote on 'Paladino Plaza' on Nov. 21
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 01:55 pm
Four years after purchasing 4.1 acres of land in the Village of Lewiston, Ellicott Development seemingly has no more hoops to jump through, studies to produce, or speakers to present before receiving a final vote on plans to build a mixed-use plaza.
Preparing for Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 08:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is once again participating in Small Business Saturday, and encouraging retailers in Lewiston, Youngstown, Porter, Ransomville and Sanborn to take advantage of the national promotion.
Niagara Community Center opens, begins to serve area youth
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:35 am
The new Niagara Community Center is now up and running, providing a new place for youth to thrive and learn through sporting and educational activities.
Lewiston Community Lions, Deal Realty team for peanut butter & jelly drive
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:15 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions were able to contribute 90 items to help local food pantries restock their shelves.
Tony Bennett concert to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 02:15 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces 10th annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Holiday Concert will feature Tony Bennett, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades. The show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Tickets, $125 and $100, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4.
Empower receives grant from the Elks
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 05:55 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, received a $3,500 grant from the New York State Elks Association to expand programming in Lewiston.
'Calligraffiti: Shifting Traditions' at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:20 am
From 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host a program exploring "calligraffiti": an interpretation of traditional Arabic calligraphy in new, open directions.
Bear's Den suits Billy Ocean to a tea
Sun, Oct 30th 2016 12:50 am
The 1980s took center spotlight Saturday, as Billy Ocean performed inside the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino's Bear's Den. His songs, made popular in part by films "Jewel of the Nile" and "License to Drive," brought back happy memories for the 400 or so in attendance, while his voice sounded as if it was vacu-sealed in the '80s and, shhhhhpppp, opened fresh on stage.
Twice-told tale: 2 Lindas, 2 Jims equals 5 decades of friendship
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:05 am
It has been Linda and Jim, and Jim and Linda for more than 50 years - a friendship of two couples that has stood the test of time.
Community comes together in preparation for Niagara Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
The holiday season is right around the corner, which means the Niagara Electric Lights Parade will soon be kicking off local celebrations.
Delivering more than meals: Twin Cities Meals on Wheels recognized for service to others
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
Twin Cities Meals on Wheels, formerly known as North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels, opened its doors Saturday to reveal a new name change, as well as to give elected officials and community members an inside look into the everyday operations.