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Chamber Awards Gala organizers highlight sponsors
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, May 17, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Leadership Niagara event honors regional leaders
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 05:30 pm
Leadership Niagara's 24th annual awards luncheon brought 180 regional leaders together at the Niagara Falls Conference & Events Center on Friday, April 26, to honor four individuals and organizations who exemplified the organization's mission and core values.
Relay For Life: Father's Day Classic Car Show, Lawn Mower Race
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:15 pm
The Father's Day Classic Car Show and Lawn Mower Race, benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Grand Island, will be held again this year on West River Parkway at Long Road, Sunday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Niagara USA welcomes 'I Love New York' Empire State Tourism Conference
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:20 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. will welcome the seventh annual I Love New York Empire State Tourism Conference, titled "Building Our Empire," from May 1-3. This is the first time the annual conference will be held outside of the Albany region in many years.
Who's playing at Artpark?
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:15 pm
We have the most comprehensive list of Artpark events and pictures around -- plus a video presentation of the "Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" schedule.
Artpark celebrates 40 years with dynamic summer calendar
Wed, Apr 24th 2013 11:00 am
Artpark President George Osborne announced the venue's 2013 summer events schedule at a press conference Wednesday morning.
Higgins introduces legislation to update water infrastructure, protect Great Lakes
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 01:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, has introduced legislation to provide grants to upgrade wastewater treatment plants in the Great Lakes basin.
German NU student earns best paper award at KAHTEA Conference
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 09:25 am
Isa Witte, a student matriculating toward a dual degree from Niagara University and the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany, received the Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award at the 2013 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association (KAHTEA) Conference.
Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2013 tournament
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 07:00 am
A prominent cardiologist will join a local business executive in chairing the 22nd annual Niagara Cup Classic.
Fifth annual Tour of Kitchens features six River Region-area residences
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
Plans are shaping up for the fifth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, taking place Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at select addresses in Lewiston and Youngstown.
New Directions set to uncork 4th annual 'Wines of Distinction'
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 12:15 pm
New Directions Youth and Family Services, Western New York's leading provider of services for at-risk children and families, invites the community to join the organization for an evening of fine wines, music and gourmet hors d'oeuvres at the fourth annual "Wines of Distinction" fundraiser.
Artpark: Supermarket Liquors and Wines a platinum sponsor for gala
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 07:00 am
Supermarket Liquors and Wines has signed on to be a platinum sponsor for Artpark's 40th anniversary gala on June 1. Owner Chris Castellani has personally donated two bottles of wine from his own collection.
Niagara River Anglers lure crowds to annual Smelt Festival May 3 along Lewiston waterfront
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 10:10 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Lewiston and The Silo Restaurant, in cooperation with the Niagara River Anglers, will celebrate one of the region's most famous natural resources as they host the Lewiston Smelt Festival on Friday, May 3, at the foot of Center Street along the Lewiston waterfront.
Buggs takes over at Niagara Catholic
Tue, Apr 16th 2013 05:10 pm
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School board of trustees announced Tuesday Ronald K. Buggs has officially taken on the role of president/principal of the school. He replaces Robert DiFrancesco, who retired in March.
Carol Schmelz wins Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Apr 16th 2013 01:35 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center has announced local Canalway Trail enthusiast Carol Schmelz was selected to receive the eighth annual Key to the Locks Award on May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Discovery Center in Lockport.
Niagara University College of Business Administration presents awards banquet, health care symposium
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 04:55 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration will be taking care of a lot of important business at the Buffalo Marriott on April 25.
'A Night of Country Line and Couples Dancing' at Castellani Art Museum
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting "A Night of Country Line and Couples Dancing" from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, April 26.
Sabres break ground on HARBORcenter
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 01:20 pm
HARBORcenter Development LLC officially broke ground Saturday on HARBORcenter, a mixed-use hockey and entertainment facility being developed on the Webster Block in downtown Buffalo, directly across Perry Street from First Niagara Center.
Youngstown trustees hear plans for waterfront, Niagara Jet Adventures
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 07:00 am
Come this summer, look for the Village of Youngstown to make its mark on the lower Niagara like no other time before.
Organizers announce plans for third annual Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 08:40 pm
Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival President Rick A. Crogan, volunteer Becky Marchetti and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster spoke Thursday at a press conference announcing details for the third annual summer event, scheduled to take place this year from June 28-30.
Dr. Abdiweli Ali to reflect on time as Somali prime minister at April 22 event
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:35 pm
Dr. Abdiweli Ali, the Niagara University economics professor turned Somali prime minster, will reflect on his time as the leader of the impoverished, war-torn East African nation during a special event on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum.
Kegling
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 08:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Niagara presented a "Bowling Blender" Wednesday at the new Lewiston Event Center.
The Tragically Hip to headline Buffalo Outer Harbor Concert Series
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 11:00 am
Western New York welcomes back The Tragically Hip with special guest Grace Potter & The Nocturnals for a performance Friday, July 19. The event is part of The Outer Harbor Concert Series.
Registration now open for 5th annual 'Run With the Rapids' 5K
Tue, Apr 9th 2013 06:50 pm
Registration is now open for the fifth annual "Run with the Rapids" 5K, on Saturday, May 18, in downtown Niagara Falls. This USA Track & Field-sanctioned race benefits the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.
LCA presents The Discovery Series: 'Art & Mystery of Chocolate'
Tue, Apr 9th 2013 06:35 pm
The second guest speaker in Lewiston Council on the Arts' new Discovery Series is Susanne Schillings, pastry chef and owner of Exclusively Schillings. Her presentation, "Art & Mystery of Chocolate," will take place on Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m., in the Historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St.
Big-time jazz returns to Artpark with two Mainstage shows
Tue, Apr 9th 2013 06:10 pm
Two of the most celebrated names in jazz will perform at Artpark's Mainstage Theater as part of the venue's summer-long 40th anniversary celebration: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on June 24, and Chick Corea & The Vigil on Aug. 2.
M&T Bank, Buffalo Philharmonic, and United Way team up to send students to concerts
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 10:55 am
As the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra prepares for its May 8 performance at "Spring For Music" at Carnegie Hall, it has partnered with M&T Bank and United Way in New York City to send underserved students to concerts.
The Beach House wins Best Fish Fry contest
Sat, Apr 6th 2013 07:00 am
The Beach House has won Niagara Frontier Publications' second annual Best Fish Fry contest. Following a record number of entries, the Grand Island restaurant netted 13.1 percent of the 268 votes - more than double the tally of the second-place winners.
Request for qualifications issued for redevelopment of former Rainbow Centre Mall in Niagara Falls
Fri, Apr 5th 2013 12:30 am
Empire State Development has announced that its Niagara Falls subsidiary, USA Niagara Development Corp., is issuing a request for qualifications from prospective development teams to undertake an adaptive reuse and redevelopment of approximately 200,000 square feet in the former Rainbow Centre Mall located in downtown Niagara Falls.

"This is a great opportunity for a developer to capitalize on what is a considerable amount of unmet demand in Niagara Falls and build on the recent nearby successes like the opening of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute," said Empire State Development's Kenneth Adams.

OUN: 14th annual golf raffle fundraiser features grand prize trip to California
Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 03:25 pm
Sponsored by Upstate Pharmacy, WGRZ-TV Channel 2, Compu-Mail and Niagara Falls Coach Lines, the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 14th annual golf raffle is taking place on Sunday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sanborn Firehall.
GNBC stages grand ballet 'Coppélia' at Artpark
Mon, Apr 1st 2013 12:30 pm
Ballet returns to Artpark after a 10-year absence with a stunning production of ballet's greatest comedy. The Greater Niagara Ballet Company brings "Coppélia" to the Artpark Mainstage Theater for two shows on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 2 and 8 p.m.
New ice boom home provides new opportunities for progress on Buffalo River and Outer Harbor
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 07:00 am
This week marks the annual tradition of removing the ice boom from the Niagara River, a sign of spring, but this year also a sign of progress for Buffalo's waterfront.
First Niagara provides land for new UB medical school project
Thu, Mar 28th 2013 10:10 am
The University at Buffalo announces First Niagara has given to UB a parcel of land to be used in the construction of the university's new School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Old Fort Niagara seeks volunteer docents
Thu, Mar 28th 2013 09:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is looking for outgoing individuals who enjoy history to serve as volunteer tour guides for the 2013 season.
Niagara Falls Memorial dedicates new inpatient medical-surgical unit
Thu, Mar 28th 2013 09:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center patients and their families will soon be enjoying the latest advances in hospital care following Wednesday's dedication and blessing of a new 24-bed medical-surgical inpatient unit.
'NYSARC Gives Back'
Thu, Mar 28th 2013 08:55 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County Chapter of NYSARC Inc., celebrated Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March with a month-long special project.
Celebrate 'I Love My Park Day' at Artpark
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 12:00 pm
With spring on our doorstep and a beautiful summer filled with family fun ahead, Artpark has put out the call to spruce up the green areas of the Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park. Come and celebrate Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation's "I Love My Park Day" on Saturday, May 4, at Artpark.
DiMino Lower Niagara Running Series adds three races
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 07:00 am
The DiMino Lower Niagara Running Series is gearing up for another great running season with a generous $10,000 donation from Anthony DiMino, owner of Tops in Lewiston, and the addition of three new races.
Women of the Moose donates to Our Lady of Peace
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 09:25 am
The Women of the Moose, Lower Niagara, recently presented a donation to the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence. The funds will be used to provide hair-styling services to residents in need.
Lewiston: Tuscarora Heroes time capsule arrives
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 09:00 am
Historical Association of Lewiston Museum Director Pam Hauth shows off the professional-grade time capsule that arrived Monday.
 


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