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Town of Lewiston: Brochey will not seek second term
Tue, May 26th 2015 02:25 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election this November. He and his wife have decided to spend more time with family.
Open house at Fairbanks Mansion
Sat, May 23rd 2015 10:45 am
Kelly Lauber is positively giddy when speaking about the historic Fairbanks Mansion - its hardy doors, square nails and stained-glass windows.
National Grid begins major investments in Niagara County infrastructure
Thu, May 21st 2015 01:25 pm
Nearly $8 million in additions and improvements to the National Grid electrical network are underway in Niagara County, the company announced Thursday.
'20 years in the making': Elected leaders join Strangio family at grand opening of Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 21st 2015 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the new $10.2 million Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2015 schedule of events
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed its programming lineup for 2015.
The J. Geils Band completes Artpark 'Tuesdays' lineup
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:45 am
Artpark announced The J. Geils Band will close out the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" outdoor concert series Sept. 8. Tickets ($12 advance general admission/$17 week of show, $27 front-of-stage pit, $50 VIP producer's deck seating) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22.
Lewiston Council on the Arts: 'Peace Garden Painting Parties' with Thomas Paul Asklar
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:00 am
Lewiston artist and art educator Thomas Paul Asklar is going to offer summer painting workshop parties for adults in the Lewiston Peace Garden on Thursdays this summer. Asklar will lead the group in painting experiences - no prior experience is necessary.
Chamber Gala: 10 years in the making
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:55 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Lewiston interfaith memorial service honors officers killed on duty
Thu, May 14th 2015 02:50 pm
As part of National Police Week, law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
'Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt' participants cover Lewiston to raise money for Mount St. Mary's
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
More than 150 people participated in the second "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" Saturday, May 9, in the Village of Lewiston. The event, coordinated by the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, raised more than $7,000 for the creation of a helipad at Mount St. Mary's.
Niagara University: 'Silver Jubilee' celebrates 25 years of priesthood for Father Maher
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus at NU, offered the homily during Saturday's special Mass.
Poloncarz proclaims Women's Lung Health Week in Erie County
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Deputy Erie County Executive Maria Whyte, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, and Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy Sawrie Becker to proclaim "Women's Lung Health Week" in Erie County.
Niagara University, Niagara County Bar Association form Niagara Law Center
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
On May 1 - Law Day - the provost of Niagara University and the president of the Bar Association of Niagara County met at the Niagara Falls Country Club to officially establish the long-awaited Niagara Law Center.
North Tonawanda names May Meals on Wheels Month
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Mayor Art Pappas declared May Meals on Wheels Month in the City of North Tonawanda Tuesday during a proclamation to the organization, praising it for its service to residents.
Construction gets under way at new Golisano Center for Community Health
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
Excavation and site preparation work are well underway for the new Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Niagara County SPCA: 25 small breed dogs, puppies seized in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 7th 2015 04:30 pm
The Niagara County SPCA has received 25 small breed dogs ranging from 2 weeks of age to a couple of years old from a seizure on 10th Street in Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls: NTCC celebrates hospitality employees with 'Day of Appreciation'
Wed, May 6th 2015 03:10 pm
In recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week, and in preparation for the kickoff to the 2015 summer tourism season, the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. hosted a "Day of Appreciation" Wednesday for hospitality employees throughout Niagara County.
Video: Spicey Pickle hosts annual Cinco de Mayo 'NOOCH'-eating contest
Tue, May 5th 2015 10:10 pm
Seven competitors entered the culinary ring Tuesday to tackle the mighty "NOOCH" burrito, a 14-inch meat-on-meat tortilla with lettuce, tomato, cheese and medium sauce. The first one to finish would win The Spicey Pickle's eating competition.
Erie County: Poloncarz, officials promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 4th 2015 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined on the steps of the Edward A. Rath county office building Saturday by Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, Erie County Commissioner of Central Police Services John Glascott, elected officials, community members and officials from ABATE of NY Buffalo-Erie Chapter to start the motorcycle season with a call for increased safety and awareness.
Planning underway for Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Mon, May 4th 2015 07:00 am
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 16th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for you. The Cruise and Clambake, held rain or shine, is scheduled for Friday, July 10, at the Youngstown Yacht Club. Registration is now open for the event.
Lewiston gets unexpected gift
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:10 am
Financials - good and not so good - were heard at the Lewiston Town Board session Monday.
Lower Niagara Moose Lodge assists local family
Fri, May 1st 2015 04:45 pm
Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 of Lewiston held a steak dinner benefit April 18 to assist the family of Lewiston-Porter second-grader Analyse Gibas, who is currently battling diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare and difficult form of brain cancer.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos unveil 'Summer Rush' entertainment lineup
Thu, Apr 30th 2015 01:35 pm
Summer nights in Western New York promise to be a little hotter and the stars even brighter, thanks to the "Summer Rush" entertainment lineup announced today by Seneca Resorts & Casinos.
Summer concert schedule announced at Canalside
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 07:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced an exciting concert lineup for summer 2015 on Buffalo's waterfront. This year, ECHDC is proud to announce that, with the support of its sponsors, Canalside will have 12 free Thursday concerts - two more than last year - that run from June 4 to Aug. 20.
NYPA receives Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters award for Niagara River habitat improvement
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:25 pm
The New York Power Authority has received an award from the National Hydropower Association for habitat restoration on a small but ecologically important island on the Niagara River in the Town of Grand Island.
NT waste collection event nets 62 tons
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:35 pm
More than 20 tons of toxic waste and 40 tons of electronic waste were turned into the Niagara County Refuse District at a Sunday morning collection in North Tonawanda, the chairwoman of the Niagara County Refuse District's oversight committee announced Monday night.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Spicey Pickle
Mon, Apr 27th 2015 07:00 am
The Spicey Pickle is hosting its second annual Cinco de Mayo festival, Tuesday, May 5.
Share the (Buffa)Love, help those in need
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:00 am
Jim Sheehan, a local husband, father and self-professed "artistic tech nerd," saw an opportunity to put his skills and passion to use locally and has formed a nonprofit organization called "theBuffaLoveshirt." He is shown with one of the T-shirts.
Deputy in Errick Road shooting will not be charged
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:55 pm
The deputy who responded to a 911 hang-up call that later turned into a gunfight on Errick Road last week will not be charged, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announced Friday.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York awards Artpark program grant
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:55 am
Two Niagara County artists will have the opportunity to create installation projects at Artpark thanks to grants funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature as administered by the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
Niagara University, New York Power Authority celebrate new main campus entrance
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
Niagara University and the New York Power Authority held an event today to celebrate the official grand opening of Campus Parkway, the university's reconfigured entrance from Witmer Road.
Lewiston: Brochey receives Frontier House appraisal
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 07:40 pm
GAR Associates Inc. has delivered its assessment of the historic Frontier House to Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey. The 191-year-old building and almost one acre of land were valued at $750,000.
NU's 25th annual Business Banquet recognizes community leaders
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 05:10 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration recognized four area business leaders and alumni during its 25th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 21 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Leadership Niagara hosts 25th annual awards luncheon
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Leadership Niagara will honor individuals and organizations at the 25th annual Leader of the Year awards luncheon April 29 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. More than 300 leaders from Western New York and Southern Ontario will be in attendance at the event.
Village of Lewiston taxes going up 12 cents, but it could be worse
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 09:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston is raising the tax rate from $7.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.38 for the next fiscal year. The 1.68 percent bump, a 12-cent increase, means a land owner with a property valued at $100,000, for example, will see a tax increase of $12 for fiscal year 2015-16.
Erie County joins statewide call for volunteer firefighter recruitment
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 02:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Erie County Commissioner of Emergency Services Dan Neaverth Jr., President of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Robert McConville, and volunteer firefighters from local districts at the Erie County Training and Operations Center in Cheektowaga to kickoff the fifth annual "RecruitNY" campaign with a call for new volunteer firefighters to join the ranks of those already serving their communities.
Daemen establishes partnership with LMU to offer veterinary medicine degree
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 02:30 pm
Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a unique educational collaboration that will pave the way for Western New York students to earn a doctor of veterinary medicine.
Construction begins at Memorial on new Golisano Center for Community Health
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 12:15 pm
The Golisano Foundation and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Golisano Center for Community Health.