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Camaro raffle helps hospice community
Tue, Nov 20th 2012 01:45 pm
General Motors Professional Managers Network, Niagara Hospice, Heinrich Chevrolet and Micro Graphics recently sponsored a car raffle to benefit hospice care in Western New York.
'Movies and Popcorn' in Lockport
Tue, Nov 20th 2012 07:00 am
The Erie Canal Discovery Center has announced a new series of weekly documentary movies, "Movies & Popcorn," to be shown every Saturday this winter at 11 a.m., beginning Saturday, Dec. 15.
Old Falls Street hosts outdoor tree lighting ceremony
Mon, Nov 19th 2012 01:30 pm
Join Santa Claus as he arrives by Niagara Falls city fire truck to illuminate the trees along all three blocks of Old Falls Street, USA (more than 100,000 lights), this Friday, Nov. 23, from 6 to 7 p.m., outside the Old Falls Street entrance of The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.

The festive outdoor tree illumination will extend throughout the winter season and will be complimented by various holiday vignettes, extending the annual Holiday Lights Niagara Trail from Hyde Park to the downtown Niagara Falls area.

We have a winner
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 06:45 pm
Congratulations to the Harley Davidson pumpkin, which took first place in Niagara Frontier Publications' recent carving/decorating contest. The big pumpkin eating the small pumpkin finished in second place, while the green witch pumpkin ended up in third.
'Black Friday' comes to Lewiston
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 12:00 pm
Year after year, scores of Lewistonians awake in the middle of the night on the day after Thanksgiving to head out to chain stores and kick-start their holiday shopping. It's a popular tradition ... that Lewiston retailers hope to end next week.
Your 'Turkey Day' timeline
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:05 am
Thanksgiving Day should be full of family, friends and delicious food. There is no room for stress or anxiety. Use this timeline the week of Thanksgiving to organize your holiday dinner preparation and make sure the day runs as smoothly as possible.
Website places Lewiston in top 10 'Best Small Towns in America'
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
Business Insider, an award-winning, New York City-based website, has named Lewiston to its "10 Best Small Towns in America" list. The online publication cited Lewiston's placement in the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition, its historic significance, and proximity to Niagara Falls in ranking the municipality No. 5.

In the past two years, Lewiston's restaurants were twice featured on the Travel Channel, its Historical Association events (including the "Battle of Queenston Heights Commemoration and Re-enactment") garnered national press, and its largest venue, Artpark, picked up a sixth award from Buffalo Spree magazine for its presentation and outdoor facilities.

Kaegebein Elementary School celebrates 60-year anniversary
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:00 pm
Students uncovered William Kaegebein Elementary School's time capsule from the 1952 cornerstone in celebration of the school's 60th anniversary.
Pizazz donates to Komen
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Pizazz recently hosted a "Big or Small Save Them All" basket and wine auction event to raise money for cancer awareness. The staff also sold ribbon suckers, cookies and purses.
Sweet treats: Girl Scouts host annual cookie sale
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
It's Girl Scout cookie time again. Enthusiastic hordes of young saleswomen began the time-honored tradition of knocking on doors last month and now are taking advantage of the holiday season by enticing shoppers at stores around the area.
Grand Island High School: Grisanti secures supplemental grants
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Grand Island Central School District received two member grants from State Sen. Mark Grisanti. They are supplemental grants approved by the New York State Legislature for special programs available through each legislator.
Lockport: Christmas Event at Col. Wm. Bond House
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Get the whole family in the mood for the holidays at an annual holiday event. "A Winter's Fest Eve" will be held at the Col. Wm. Bond-Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St., Lockport, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6.
Ceretto thanks community for 'massive outpouring of support' for victims of 'Superstorm' Sandy
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto thanked members of the community Thursday who donated supplies to victims of "Superstorm" Sandy. Ceretto's office received a massive amount of supplies, which will be shipped downstate to communities devastated by the October storm.
NU celebrates Veterans Day with unveiling of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden plaque
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:45 pm
The Niagara University community celebrated Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12, with a program honoring those who have sacrificed to preserve the freedoms Americans hold dear.
Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship season opener
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:10 pm
A combination of hockey, boardercross, and downhill skiing, Red Bull Crashed Ice sets a stage for intrepid male and female amateur and pro hockey players from around the globe.
Rivershore elects board officers
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 07:00 am
The annual Rivershore Foundation Inc. board of directors meeting was recently held and included the elections of the following board members as officers: Jerald Wolfgang - president; Christine Sirianni - vice president; Robert Fagiani - treasurer; and Harry Buckholtz - secretary.
Waste Management gives $7,000 to Niagara County RACES
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara County Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service, or RACES, was the recipient of a $7,000 gift courtesy of the local Waste Management golf tournament.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade celebrates its 86th year
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 07:00 am
America's favorite holiday tradition, the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, returns to dazzle and enchant millions nationwide on Thursday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon on NBC (all time zones).
Governor Cuomo announces agreement to provide financial assistance to City of Niagara Falls
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday that the New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved a plan to provide assistance to the City of Niagara Falls, which will help the city address budget issues related to an ongoing casino revenue dispute between the state of New York and the Seneca Nation of Indians.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital salutes local veterans
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:40 am
Starting with the Pledge of Allegiance from the children of the Child Care Center, to remarks from guest speaker Ken Hamilton of the Niagara Falls Veterans Monument Committee, the Mount St. Mary's campus celebrated Veterans Day.
Village of Lewiston recognizes 'Battle of Queenston Heights Commemoration and Re-enactment' organizers
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:35 am
Trustees recognized Historical Association of Lewiston volunteers Lee Simonson, Pam Hauth and Bruce Sutherland for organizing and promoting the recent event.
Old Fort Niagara sets Thanksgiving week programs
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:35 am
Old Fort Niagara reports that two special events scheduled for Thanksgiving week will take visitors back in time 200 years to November 1812 when forts Niagara and George faced each other across a hostile border.
Girl Scouts donate to help out Staten Island
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:20 am
Girl Scouts from the Lew-Port Service Unit recently held their fourth annual PJ Round Up at Lutheran Church of the Messiah in Lewiston. Each year, the girls come together for a pajama party - with a twist.
Special salutes to vets
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:00 am
November is the time of year that veterans receive well-deserved thanks. Among local observances in honor of Veterans Day are:
NU Student Culture Expo: Students present one-night exhibit at Castellani Art Museum
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 08:15 am
The Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University will hold its second annual "NU Student Culture Expo" with exhibitions of student work this November. The event is set for Nov. 29, from 7 until 9 p.m.
Niagara Catholic Junior-Senior High School awards scholarships
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 08:10 am
Niagara Catholic Junior-Senior High School recently awarded several scholarships to members of its student body.
Unofficial election results
Wed, Nov 7th 2012 07:45 am
As President Obama wins a second term nationally, both Democrat and Republican parties score big victories in Western New York.
Fort Niagara Native Heritage Day
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 11:50 am
The annual Native Heritage Day at Old Fort Niagara was held Saturday, Nov. 3. It was an evening to learn about other cultures and make new friends.
OUN talent show winners
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's "Opportunities Got Talent," an annual occasion featuring the aptitudes of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through song, dance, theater and comedy in a competitive format, occurred Friday at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda.
Lewiston village, town meet on water, police funding
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
With the winds and rains of Hurricane Sandy pelting on the outside, the Village of Lewiston trustees and Lewiston Town Board met inside Monday at Lewiston Town Hall, and there were degrees of storminess felt at both sides of the table.
Grand Island: Second Island Tim Hortons opens, more locations eyed
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 09:00 pm
Tim Hortons opened a second restaurant on Grand Island Thursday morning with hopes for adding a third or even a fourth.
Dunkin' Donuts announces partnership with U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program in Western New York
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 05:55 pm
Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, every-day stop for coffee and baked goods, will show its support for one of America's most iconic holiday toy collection drives this November through a first-time partnership in Western New York with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves' Toys for Tots program.
Brown Electric unveils newly constructed headquarters
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 05:15 pm
Brown Electric, an industrial and commercial contractor that provides electrical services throughout Western New York, on Friday unveiled its newly constructed 8,500-square-foot facility at 6421 Campbell Blvd., in the Town of Pendleton.
NU expert-in-residence presents during Global Tourism Economy Forum in China
Thu, Nov 1st 2012 04:00 pm
Eddie Friel, expert-in-residence in Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, served as a keynote speaker during the inaugural Global Tourism Economy Forum, held Sept. 9-11 in Macau, China.
NFP pumpkin contest entries
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 11:25 am
Check out the entries in our pumpkin contest -- and don't forget to enter for a chance to win some great prizes.
Disney to acquire Lucasfilm LTD; 'Star Wars: Episode VII' targeted for 2015
Tue, Oct 30th 2012 05:05 pm
Global leader in high-quality family entertainment agrees to acquire world-renowned Lucasfilm Ltd, including legendary "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises.
Artpark reviews 2012 season, welcomes new chairman and directors
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Artpark & Company annual meeting was held Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club to confirm the re-election of officers, new directors and chairman of the board.
Lewiston: New location, new month for Relay For Life
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
VIDEO: Some big changes are in store for the Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara event in 2013.
Tickets on sale for eighth annual Lewiston Tour of Homes
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are on sale for its eighth annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at select addresses in Lewiston.
Island of Hope: Relay For Life doubles recruitment effort
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 06:45 pm
Changes are in store for the 2013 Grand Island Relay For Life, but two things remain constants: getting in touch with survivors, and developing new teams and volunteers for committees.