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Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosts 'CardioCraze'
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its fifth annual "CardioCraze" wellness walk through Artpark and the Village of Lewiston.
Sandy Hays Mies steps down from Jazz Festival leadership
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:50 am
Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc., has reported Sandy Hays Mies stepped down as executive director of the organization.
Pink for breast cancer
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:10 am
United Materials presented its pink concrete truck for breast cancer awareness at its company headquarters on Forest Parkway in Wheatfield Sept. 4. The truck also was part of the Niagara County Peach Festival Parade last weekend.
Welcome to Lewiston, Ever After
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 04:30 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique owner Jamie Symmonds, who recently opened Ever After Consignment Boutique at 402 Center St. (Grandpaws Pet Emporium Plaza).
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara's 'Glean Team' strikes again
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:05 pm
Conditions were ideal for Plentiful Partnership of Niagara, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, to field glean at Tom Tower's Farm. Fifty-five bushels of tomatoes (2,750 pounds) were gleaned (picked) by 21 "Glean Team" volunteers and distributed by Plentiful Partnership of Niagara to area food pantries and soup kitchens.
Memorial Medical Center announces Premier 2015 co-chairs
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 07:00 am
Christin and Dr. Venkat Kolli and Gary and Francine Hall have been named co-chairs of the 2015 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Town of Lewiston: Garfinkel tops Cecconi in clerk's race
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 10:25 pm
Acting Town of Lewiston Clerk Donna Garfinkel defeated challenger Regina Cecconi in Tuesday's Republican Party primary election. Garfinkel was the top vote-getter at all five polling places en route to a 435-275 victory.
Pegulas to purchase Bills
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 03:05 pm
Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are set to become the next owners of the Buffalo Bills.
Lewiston Police Department: You have questions. We have answers.
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 12:35 am
Though the Town of Lewiston Council rejected his request for a permissive referendum on the future of the Lewiston Police Department, village resident Ron Craft is intent on bringing the issue to the masses for a vote.
'Niagara Plunge' immerses freshmen in service learning
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:30 pm
Not in freezing water, as was the case when more than 300 new NU students completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" last weekend, but rather in the service-based mission that defines the Catholic and Vincentian institution.
On display in Youngstown
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce donated a brochure rack to the Youngstown Business & Professional Association to display community information and membership packets in the community. The brochure rack is mounted to wall of the entranceway at Anchor Spirits.
Peach Queen contestants visit Favorite's Pizza
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
After their interviews with judges on Wednesday night at The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., the Peach Queen contestants ventured over to Favorite's Pizza, which donated a tray of pizza to each of them, as well as these awesome "I Love Pizza" shirts, and a slice.
Meet 'People of Cold Springs Cemetery' with Niagara History Center re-enactors
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Enjoy a stroll through the past with "The People of Cold Springs Cemetery," Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. The Niagara History Center's "Step Back in Time Players" will take participants back to the 19th century to visit with famous Lockportians of days gone by, now residing in Cold Springs Cemetery.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual gala
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Five new distinguished student scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

This award is the most prestigious scholarship offered by the NCCC Foundation to incoming freshman.

Sadie and Sally, Heart of Niagara's beagle sisters, 'pay it forward'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
Heart of Niagara rescues Sadie and Sally, beagle sisters, have brought a whole new meaning to the phrase "pay it forward." They recently returned home to Western New York from a 2,400-mile four-day journey, where they visited the very place from where they were rescued last year, to help bring more of their furry friends home to the safety of this area.
Niagara University president completes 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge," along with a couple hundred NU students, at Niagara Field.
Buffalo Zoo polar bear Luna recovering after fall
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:05 pm
Luna the polar bear is recovering at the Buffalo Zoo after falling into a moat over the weekend. The polar bear fell into the exhibit's protective moat Saturday afternoon.
Pitching in to keep it clean
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
Joe Azbell retired as assistant director from Niagara Cerebral Palsy in 1999. But for the past two summers, he and his wife, Carol, have spent a couple of hours each week on their hands and knees pulling weeds in the agency's Children's Memorial Garden at 9812 Lockport Road.
'Winds, Waves & Wines': Aquarium of Niagara toasts summer's end
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara announces "Winds, Waves & Wines 15" will toast summer's end on Thursday, Sept. 11. M&T Bank will once again serve as grand marque sponsor for this annual event, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls.
Village of Lewiston reconsidering acquisition of Frontier House
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 11:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano's Frontier House citizens committee met this week and is working on a plan to save the historic Center Street building.

He called the private meeting "informative," and said, "I think we're making some progress."

'Frozen' fun at Artpark
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club presented Artpark's seventh annual Free Family Movie Night Monday. Disney's "Frozen" was presented to hundreds of families at the outdoor amphitheater. "Frozen" movie friends Olaf, Elsa and Anna were on hand to greet the children. The Peach Queen contestants also made a special appearance at the event.
Niagara University names 2014 teaching award winners
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 04:25 pm
Two Niagara University faculty members were recognized for the outstanding quality of their teaching. Ed Hutton, assistant professor of finance, was presented with the 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award, while Stefanie Wichhart, Ph.D., associate professor history, received the Innovation in Teaching Award.
Wheatfield Family Picnic memories
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Family Picnic on Sunday started out with a few tears.

After the flag-raising ceremony, the signs that will be placed at the Niagara Falls Boulevard and Lockport Road ends of Walmore Road naming that section of the road the Spec. Alan N. Dikcis Memorial Highway were unveiled.

Applications available for Niagara Electric Lights Parade
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:40 pm
The Niagara Electric Lights Parade committee is seeking bands, civic groups, businesses, schools, elected officials, candidates, first responders, churches, etc., to participate in this year's 10th annual parade on Military Road in the Town of Niagara.
HARBORCENTER unveils retail plan
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel unveiled the project's retail plan, which will create upward of 10,000 square feet of new space by the end of the calendar year, and as much as 20,000 square feet of additional retail opportunity in the adjacent First Niagara Center over the next several years.
Higgins presents family of WWII Army veteran Edward J. O'Donnell with military service medals
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
WWII Army Staff Sgt. Edward Joseph O'Donnell passed away Nov. 30, 1960, but his service to his country will always be remembered.
Convocation, concert, comedians, talks on tap for NU's new student orientation
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:35 pm
Niagara University is going to great lengths to ensure its freshman class of students remembers its first week on campus for a long time.
Niagara University ROTC cadets assist American Legion Boys State program
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:30 pm
Eight individuals affiliated with Niagara University's ROTC program, including six cadets, spent a week in June assisting the American Legion Boys State program at SUNY Morrisville.
Empire State Development approves $20 million to fund projects generating economic opportunity across New York
Wed, Aug 27th 2014 11:20 pm
The Empire State Development board of directors met Wednesday in New York City and approved $20.4 million in funding for 30 projects that are spurring economic growth and opportunity in all 10 regions of New York. The projects will directly create 30 new jobs and enable the creation of hundreds more while also retaining more than 2,200 existing jobs.

These targeted investments will leverage more than $41.3 million in private and other public funding to support business expansions and regional tourism efforts, and projects designed to build a strong foundation for future economic growth and job creation.

Niagara Hospice takes 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge'
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 10:25 pm
With hopes to further the success of this great cause, the staff at Niagara Hospice accepted the "Ice Bucket Challenge."

More than 25 Niagara Hospice staff members agreed to be soaked with ice water Friday afternoon to raise awareness and funds for ALS.

Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarships awarded
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 10:00 pm
The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship committee has announced John Conti, Joseph Corio, Thomas Corrao, Joseph Dobmeier, Lucus Hurtt, Joseph Langer, Michael Laurendi and Jake Schoelles as the 2014 scholarship recipients.
Taking the #IceBucketChallenge
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 12:10 pm
Celebrities. Athletes. Politicians. Your friends and family members.

Just about everybody, it seems, has taken part in the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise awareness - and funds - for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's Disease." To date, more than $40 million has been donated.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital collects items to aid people in Nicaragua
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 03:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital was the site for a collection of items to be transported to aid people in Nicaragua.
Members of Daughters of Charity to be honored at Mount St. Mary's Good Works Gala, 'Casino Royale'
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 07:00 am
Members of the Daughters of Charity, the sponsoring religious organization of Mount St. Mary's Hospital since 1997, will be the featured honorees at the 15th annual Good Works Gala "Casino Royale."
Cuomo announces recipients of $340 million in pre-kindergarten funding
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 03:05 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the recipients of $340 million in full-day pre-kindergarten funding for 81 school districts and community-based organizations statewide, opening full-day classroom slots to nearly 37,000 children.

The funding, included in the 2014-15 state budget, is the first installment as part of the state's commitment to invest $1.5 billion over five years to build a statewide universal full-day pre-kindergarten program.

Assemblyman John Ceretto announced the Niagara Falls City School District is receiving a $289,131 grant to fund pre-kindergarten. This grant comes in addition to the millions in pre-k funding Ceretto helped secure during budget negotiations this year.

Elks bring children to Artpark
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 02:10 pm
Elks Lodge No. 346 Niagara Falls assisted Artpark & Company in presenting the fourth annual Fairy House Festival this summer at Artpark. The Elks have been the presenting sponsor of the annual event, which draws families and visitors each spring.
Village of Lewiston reverses course on residential pop-up parking lots
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 11:35 am
Patrons driving to Artpark Tuesday for the Styx concert may have noticed more cars parked off South Fourth Street. Vehicles were on residential lawns - parked both parallel and perpendicular - on the road and in driveways. Some homes had more than a half-dozen parked on site.

If this appeared in contrast to previous Village of Lewiston Board rulings, it was - and it wasn't.

Buffalo to host NHL Combine in 2015 and 2016
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 03:35 pm
The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres announced the NHL Combine will move to Buffalo in 2015 and 2016, with the event being held at First Niagara Center and the soon-to-be-completed HARBORCENTER complex across from the arena.
NCCC Culinary Institute sponsors Peach Festival taste-off
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 03:00 pm
Niagara County Community College has long supported the Lewiston Kiwanis Club and the Niagara County Peach Festival. Now that NCCC's Culinary Institute is up and running - and garnering praise for its offerings - the timing was right for the downtown Niagara Falls campus to sponsor the annual Peach Festival peach recipe contest taste-off.
Tweedie named interim director at Niagara Cerebral Palsy
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
Rita Tweedie, chief fiscal officer of Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will serve as the interim CEO/executive director for the organization. This comes after current CEO John Reardon's mid-August departure to relocate out of the area.