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Plans take shape for 56th Niagara County Peach Festival
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, organizers of the 56th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, report final planning is underway for the annual fall favorite, set to take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 to 8, at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
The O'Jays and eight-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight perform at Artpark
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Artpark brings the best of Motown to the outdoor amphitheater stage as part of the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series. "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight and living legends The O'Jays team up for their "Family Reunion Tour," making a stop at the Lewiston venue on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.
Higgins joins Community Health Center of Niagara for National Health Center Week event
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 12:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins was in Niagara Falls to join the Community Health Center of Niagara in recognizing Community Health Center Week. In 2010, Community Health Center of Buffalo opened the Community Health Center of Niagara, a satellite location and the first Federally Qualified Health Center in Niagara Falls.
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves applications for assistance for Niagara Jet Adventures, Niagara Falls hotelier
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors today approved applications for assistance received at its June meeting from Niagara Jet Adventures LLC for a new tourism jetboat tour company in Youngstown, and from 452 Third Street LLC for a conversion of an abandoned building in Niagara Falls into an 11-room hotel.
Video: Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 12:15 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd drew a sold-out crowd at Artpark Tuesday. The classic rock all-stars performed a slew of hit songs for the happy audience.
GNBC stages grand ballet 'Coppélia' at Artpark
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 04:10 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company brings "Coppélia" to the Artpark & Company Mainstage Theater for two shows on Saturday, Aug. 17. Ballet's great comedy will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m.
Froelich recognized during ROTC leadership course for possessing 'Warrior Ethos'
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:55 pm
Niagara University student Ethan Froelich was selected from a group of his peers at the 2013 Leader Development and Assessment Course as the ROTC cadet who best represented the "Warrior Ethos," a term coined to reflect the embodiment of a soldier.
Higgins welcomes great lakes ship to waterfront
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the U.S. Geological Survey research vessel "The Muskie" to Canalside for public tours over the weekend.
2013 Lewiston Art Festival winners
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts released a list of winners from this past weekend's Lewiston Art Festival.
Niagara University Theatre announces 50th anniversary season
Sat, Aug 10th 2013 07:05 am
Fifty and fabulous? No doubt about it! This season Niagara University Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season with what is expected to be an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes.
Niagara Animal Rescue: Paws for a cause at Lewiston Art Festival
Fri, Aug 9th 2013 07:00 am
The 47th annual Lewiston Art Festival will premiere on Center Street in Lewiston on Aug. 11 and 12, featuring signature designs from more than 175 artists and fine crafters. Of these artists this year, "man's best friend," is transforming the festival and bringing a new level of interaction that has never been available before through Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue.
Monster in the Great Lakes: UB students study plastic pollution
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 12:45 am
When Andrea Martinez opts for the can of juice instead of the plastic bottle at the store, it's apparent that the research she performed on pollution in Lake Ontario has had an effect on her.
NT: Ortt announces 'bigger, better' 'Thunder on the Niagara' at Gratwick Riverside Park
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 11:05 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt announced during a press conference today that the "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing event at Gratwick Riverside Park will be "bigger and better" than the past seven years.
'E-Scrap 4 Camp' electronics recycling fundraiser raises $12,643 for Camp Good Days
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 10:35 am
Sunnking,Inc., in partnership with Camp Good Days and Special Times, created a program three years ago titled "E-Scrap 4 Camp," which facilitates the recycling of old electronics from participating locations in the Buffalo and Rochester areas to generate funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times.
First Niagara supports Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 10:15 am
The First Niagara Foundation and Niagara Falls Neighborhood Housing Services Inc. are partnering to provide educational support for first-time homebuyers in Niagara Falls.
Peach Queen contestants meet
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Contestants vying for the title of Peach Queen of the 2013 Niagara County Peach Festival met with the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston at the Lewiston Event Center. Current Peach Queen Margaret Dorian, Peach Queen contestants and Kiwanis Club members had an afternoon of bowling and fun.
Say FAREwell to food allergies
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
With all the things that can cause parents gray hairs these days, you would think something as innocent as a birthday cupcake or the childhood staple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches wouldn't be on the list.
'Over the Edge' takes fundraising to new heights
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
A birds-eye view of Niagara Falls atop the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel was a breathtaking experience that left me awestruck and reminded of my humble mortality. What better time to be reminded of fragile existence than when dangling by a rope from the top of the tallest hotel in the area?
Cuomo delivers $89 million check to City of Niagara Falls as part of landmark agreement with Seneca Nation of Indians
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was joined Wednesday by Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder Sr. to present a check for $89 million to the City of Niagara Falls, delivering the first payment as part of the landmark agreement reached in June that resolved a multi-year dispute between the state and the nation.

"By working together and both sides coming to the table in the spirit of collaboration and respect, the state and Seneca Nation of Indians were able to end years of dispute and reach an agreement that is a major victory for all parties involved," Cuomo said.

Memorial announces Premier 2014 co-chairs
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 06:00 pm
Renee Taefi Baughman, M.D., and Lucy and Dominick Muto have been named co-chairs of The 2014 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Mayor Ortt and Mayor Pilozzi announce Schooner Lois McClure visiting Twin Cities on Aug. 7
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 01:15 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt and City of Tonawanda Mayor Ronald J. Pilozzi have announced Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's schooner Lois McClure will be in port in Gateway Harbor Park on the City of Tonawanda side on Wednesday, Aug. 7, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. during her tour commemorating the War of 1812 bicentennial.
HARBORcenter to be home of Canisius College hockey
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 11:45 am
HARBORcenter President John Koelmel today announced HARBORcenter will be the new home of Canisius College's Division I men's ice hockey program, beginning when the $172 million hockey and entertainment complex is completed in September 2014.
Congressman Chris Collins and local families push Kids First Research Act
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 02:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins and families affected by juvenile diabetes came together Monday to support the Kids First Research Act (H.R. 2019). Collins is a co-sponsor of the legislation that would eliminate federal funding for presidential campaigns and party conventions, and reallocate the funding to expand pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health.
Familiar favorites, new attractions at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 07:00 am
Citizens of Niagara County are eagerly anticipating the return of their very own Niagara County Fair, sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County.
'Three Cousins' featured in art show
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 07:00 am
Three Grand Island residents will host the "The Three Cousins Art Show" beginning Aug. 3. Angelo F. LaDuca, Thomas A. Insana and Marilyn L. Wilson, all cousins, will host an art show at the Partners In Art Gallery in North Tonawanda.
Artpark observes 40th anniversary in style
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:05 am
Artpark & Company celebrated 40 years with the "Artpark Opening Night 1974 Anniversary Concert." The Mainstage Theater event was a recreation of the program that was presented on the performing arts venue's first night, and featured JoAnn Falletta conducting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Niagara now: Growing tourism industry saving taxpayer dollars
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 06:55 am
Over the past decade, tourism has experienced continued growth to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in Niagara County, turning tourism into a key driver for progress.
Higgins: Almost $3 million dedicated to education, community enhancement projects in Buffalo
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, announced The Service Collaborative of WNY Inc. has been awarded more than $2.88 million in federal funding through the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Department of Labor.
Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital rated in top 10 percent nationally for patient satisfaction
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 03:10 pm
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital has earned a "Five Star Excellence Award" for scoring in the top 10 percent nationally in patient satisfaction for the second consecutive year.
Artpark: Buddy Guy celebrates 77th birthday with new album and tour
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 02:45 pm
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy, winner of six Grammys, the National Medal of Arts, and recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as No. 30 on it list of the 100 top guitarists of all time, will be joined by Robert Randolph and The Family Band on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Artpark's Mainstage Theater.
Special Olympics New York goes 'Over the Edge'
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 06:00 pm
Would you be brave enough to scale 27 stories? Nearly 100 adventurous individuals will put their endurance to the test Friday as they rappel 357 feet down the Seneca Niagara Casino for Over the Edge, a fundraiser put on by Special Olympics New York.
Niagara County launches Lockport pharmaceutical drop-off point
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 02:00 pm
Niagara County residents can now drop old prescription drugs, expired medications, and other common pharmaceuticals off at a confidential drop-off site at the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.
First Niagara helps provide educational enrichment opportunities for local youth
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 01:55 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Programs are partnering to provide instruction for local children, at no cost, in fundamental life skill development, sports skill development, as well as academic support in science and math.
Suneel's Light Foundation announces board of directors
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 01:50 pm
Suneel's Light, a foundation that raises resources to fund genetic research leading to the cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and to increase public awareness of the genetic disease, has elected Stephen Szymanski president of the board.
Artpark goes Blue
Wed, Jul 24th 2013 01:50 am
VIDEO, PICS: Award-winning Canadian band Blue Rodeo entertained Artpark patrons July 23 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Gov. Cuomo details flood recovery program
Wed, Jul 24th 2013 12:50 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo visited Lockport Tuesday to discuss the New York state flood recovery program and urge eligible residents and businesses in Niagara County to apply for state aid.

The $16 million flood recovery program is intended to provide immediate recovery assistance to victims of recent floods and to address gaps in coverage for impacted homeowners, business owners and farmers in Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Niagara and Oneida counties.

Niagara Catholic celebrates Alumni Weekend
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 12:25 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School celebrated its legacy, as well as the storied history of St. Mary's, Bishop Duffy and Madonna, as part of Alumni Weekend 2013.
Back to the Marble Orchard
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 11:25 am
Pleasant weather greeted the folks who came to Hennepin Park in Lewiston Sunday afternoon for the Marble Orchard Players production, "The Spirits of 1813."
YYC Level Regatta's 'last hurrah' next weekend
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 11:00 am
A decades-long sailing tradition on the northern Niagara scene is coming to an end next weekend.
Buffalo Sabres announce 2013-14 regular-season schedule
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the NHL today announced the team's 2013-14 regular-season schedule. The variable pricing designations and box office pricing for individual games will be released at a later date.
 


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