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Carmen Granto named chairman of the board of Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, Jun 20th 2012 02:45 pm
Carmen A. Granto of Niagara Falls has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center. Granto, the retired superintendent of schools of the Niagara Falls School District, replaces Sr. Margaret Tuley, DC, who has served as board chair since 2003.
Connect with us and meet Foreigner
Wed, Jun 20th 2012 01:00 pm
Foreigner headlines the June 26 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark, and Niagara Frontier Publications is giving you a chance to meet the band.
Lewiston 'Best For Food': Meet the 'Road Bros'
Mon, Jun 18th 2012 11:20 am
Judges coming to Lewiston for national contest; Travel Channel will be in Lewiston accompanying judges; public reception scheduled for Wednesday at The Silo Restaurant. Watch the preview video.

Lewiston is finalist in USA Today/Rand McNally "Best for Food" contest.

Artpark 2012: Touring is old hat for Kansas
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 01:40 am
Plain and simple, Kansas guitarist Rich Williams says, "I love what we do."

Even after five decades of touring, recording, signing autographs, taking pictures and dealing with record labels in what most people consider the worst industry on God's green earth, Williams wouldn't want to be doing anything else.

Wallenda wins
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 12:55 am
Friday night, with the eyes of the world watching, daredevil Nik Wallenda successfully walked a high wire across Niagara Falls. Wallenda began his trek from Niagara Falls, N.Y., at about 10:15 p.m., and finished about 10:45 p.m. in Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Seventh annual Lewiston GardenFest is set for June 23, 24
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 12:50 am
Take the historic Village of Lewiston, add a love of gardening, and you have the seventh annual Lewiston GardenFest, sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club.
Skating for a Cure
Fri, Jun 15th 2012 07:00 am
Wheatfield resident Donald Lauer will be up early Sunday in order to coach a 7 a.m. hockey game at the Northtown Center at Amherst.
Sting keeps it real - and rockin' - at Artpark
Wed, Jun 13th 2012 10:45 pm
Perfection. Magic. All under a star-filled sky and flawless evening weather in Lewiston. Sting and Police fans alike were dazzled in every way on this practically perfect concert night.
New coroner takes on duties in Niagara County
Wed, Jun 13th 2012 09:00 am
For Richard Rutland, the opportunity to serve as Niagara County's new 4th District coroner seemed the perfect capstone to a career that had included time as both an emergency responder and a funeral director.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel to add high-definition video sign atop hotel tower
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 12:50 pm
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel will soon brighten the Niagara Falls skyline and greet visitors in a big way.
Pubfest organizer: 2012 will be biggest yet
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 07:00 am
Pubfest 2012 is set for June 15-17 and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

"It's going to be gigantic, this year is by far the biggest ever," said Ken Scibetta, founder of Pubfest and co-owner of the Lewiston Village Pub on Center Street.

Pulitzer-winning historian explores War of 1812 in forum at NU
Thu, Jun 7th 2012 09:10 am
Pulitzer Prize winning historian Alan Taylor, Ph.D., will deliver a keynote address on the War of 1812 and fighting on the Niagara Frontier, Thursday, June 14, at 8 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum on the campus of Niagara University.
New Military Road landmark
Thu, Jun 7th 2012 08:30 am
The Town of Niagara continued its celebration of its bicentennial with the dedication of an 1812 replica cannon at the corner of Packard and Military roads.
Weezer to perform at Buffalo Place 'Rocks the Harbor'
Tue, Jun 5th 2012 02:20 pm
Weezer will perform at Buffalo Place "Rocks the Harbor" in downtown Buffalo at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf on Friday, July 13. The event begins at 6 p.m.
Memorial receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Tue, Jun 5th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently was presented with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Niagara University students launch soup kitchen in downtown Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 4th 2012 11:15 am
NU grad Kalani Personius and seniors Mary Gibson and Jessica Spellane work to help those in need at St. George's Church.
NU: Castellani Art Museum opens War of 1812 Bicentennial exhibition
Mon, Jun 4th 2012 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will open a new exhibition presented in conjunction with the War of 1812 Bicentennial celebration on Sunday, June 10. The event runs from from 2 until 4 p.m. and features a talk by guest curator Dr. Robert Giannetti as well as an information fair for Niagara 1812 Legacy Council partner organizations to promote their own events and programs.
New EP marks 'beginning' of Scibilia's career
Mon, Jun 4th 2012 07:00 am
Though he's performed professionally for more than a decade, and shared stages with some of the music industry's top acts, Marc Scibilia says his career is now finally beginning.
John's Pizza & Subs celebrates 30th birthday
Fri, Jun 1st 2012 06:40 pm
What started as "a little shoebox store" is celebrating 30 years in business this month.
Sending kids to camp
Fri, Jun 1st 2012 06:35 pm
Lauren Bonilla, fundraising coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Western New York, accepts a $1,000 check from Robert Burns at his Wheatfield Tim Hortons location on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Bicentennial: Town of Niagara is celebrating history
Thu, May 31st 2012 08:50 am
The Town of Niagara is celebrating its bicentennial this year. Here's a look back at a bit of its history.
Tollhouse added to Lewiston Welcome Center
Wed, May 30th 2012 10:50 pm
Last August, a tollhouse used at Lewiston's suspension bridge to Canada was gifted to the village. The building was placed in the driveway of Clerk Anne Welch whose husband, Bob, a Historical Association of Lewiston volunteer, worked to refurbish the unit.
Buffalo-Niagara Falls ranked in top 20 for overseas visitors to U.S.
Tue, May 29th 2012 10:30 am
For the first time ever, the Buffalo Niagara region is one of the top 20 U.S. destinations for overseas visitors.

This month, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Travel and Tourism Industries released its "Overseas Visitation Estimates for U.S. States, Cities, and Census Regions" report for 2011. The report estimates that the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metro statistical area received 335,000 visitors from outside the U.S., Canada and Mexico in 2011, making it the 20th ranked metro area in the U.S.

"We are pleased to receive confirmation that our worldwide sales efforts have paid off. From Niagara Falls State Park, to the historic Erie Canal and Old Fort Niagara, all of our attractions are impacted by this in-bound audience," said NTCC President and CEO John Percy.

Memorial Day in Lewiston
Mon, May 28th 2012 03:10 pm
VIDEO: Memorial Day 2012 was observed in the Village of Lewiston with a special ceremony at Academy Park.
Niagara Falls Memorial earns Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Sat, May 26th 2012 07:00 am
Memorial Medical Center has received the AHA/ASA's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Memorial Day: Time to remember
Fri, May 25th 2012 07:00 am
Like other communities in Niagara County and across the nation, the Town of Niagara and Wheatfield on Memorial Day will honor soldiers who died defending the United States.
American Legion Riders celebrate Armed Forces Day with Hospice
Fri, May 25th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice's Sunset Drive campus was beautifully decorated in red, white and blue as staff, volunteers and patients welcomed motorcyclists from Wheatfield Post No. 1451 American Legion Riders who rode in for an Armed Forces Day commemoration.
'Thursday at the Square' becomes 'Thursday at the Harbor'
Thu, May 24th 2012 08:00 pm
Concert series moves to Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf; acts include The Cult, Feist (pictured), LL Cool J, moe. and Sam Roberts. Full schedule, photos, video.
Memorial Medical Center, BMIWLSS team up to form Niagara Metabolic & Bariatric Services
Thu, May 24th 2012 03:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has entered into an agreement with Buffalo Minimally Invasive Weight Loss Surgical Solutions to form Niagara Metabolic & Bariatric Services, a joint practice to provide weight-loss services including bariatric surgery at the hospital's downtown campus.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital's EmStar Emergency Department salutes local EMS personnel
Thu, May 24th 2012 11:40 am
The EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center recognized local emergency medical service professionals at an award's dinner on Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
St. Peter's Golf Classic July 30 at Niagara Frontier Country Club
Wed, May 23rd 2012 09:50 am
The eighth annual Golf Classic, sponsored by St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and School, will be held Monday, July 30, at Niagara Frontier Country Club.
Lewiston's Relay For Life shoots for cancer cure
Tue, May 22nd 2012 05:30 pm
Team Hope of Lewiston's Relay For Life held a basket auction and a skeet-shooting fundraiser at the 3F Club in Lewiston. The money raised from the events will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Lewiston: Town Hall restaurant 'almost ready'
Tue, May 22nd 2012 04:20 pm
After several months of remodeling, 453 Center St. - formerly known as The Steelhead - is set to reopen as Town Hall.
NU Theatre to present free children's theater shows and musical this summer
Mon, May 21st 2012 04:00 pm
Niagara University Theatre's repertory troupe, N.U.R.T., will present a rotating repertoire of free children's stories outdoors in the Village of Lewiston at Artpark, where it has not performed since the 1990s.
Artpark promises biggest summer season ever
Sat, May 19th 2012 07:00 am
The phrase "You get what you pay for" has never rung true at Artpark.

Until now.

Watch Wallenda walk
Fri, May 18th 2012 09:00 pm
Nik Wallenda, the "King of the High Wire," continues to practice his tightrope routine at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel. Wallenda is preparing to walk across Niagara Falls on Friday, June 15.
Old Falls Street releases 2012 schedule of events
Thu, May 17th 2012 08:00 pm
Old Falls Street, USA, the historic three-block destination in downtown Niagara Falls, has released its schedule of events for summer.
Artpark hosts Jane's Addiction on Aug. 20
Thu, May 17th 2012 09:35 am
"Rock Radio" The Edge 103.3-FM, Funtime Presents and Magic City present Jane's Addiction with special guest Mute Math on Monday, Aug. 20, inside the Mainstage Theater at Artpark.
County lawmaker launches video, website backing Olcott efforts
Thu, May 17th 2012 09:20 am
One Niagara County lawmaker has upped the ante in efforts to have Olcott Beach named America's "Ultimate Fishing Town," launching a video that highlights the caliber of fishing off the popular summer destination.

The video, which invokes images from the movie "Jaws," clocks in at just under two and a half minutes, and features video shot by Legislator John Syracuse and an entourage as they reeled in one hefty salmon after another from the cold, deep waters off Olcott earlier this month.

The video comes in response to the World Fishing Network's online contest to name America's Ultimate Fishing Town, which has drawn a devoted effort locally and on Facebook.

Lewiston 'halfway there' in food competition
Wed, May 16th 2012 02:00 pm
Lewiston has taken the first step in winning a spot in the Rand McNally-USA Today 2012 Best Small Towns in America list. Thanks to the efforts of grassroots volunteers, Lewiston netted 806 votes to win the online portion of the "Best for Food" category.

"We won the online voting contest decisively," said volunteer Lee Simonson. The second highest vote getter was Burnsville, Minn., with 580 votes.

While the victory is sweet, Simonson said it is only part of the formula that will determine the ultimate "Best for Food" winner. Rand McNally and USA Today also will consider the quality of reviews and the opinion of traveling judges.