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Two Niagara County credit unions plan merger
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 09:45 am
The boards of directors of two Niagara-area credit unions have announced that Niagara County's Federal Credit Union will merge with Niagara's Choice Federal Credit Union, effective Dec. 1.
Peach Queen contest winner
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 09:15 am
Congratulations to Cecelia Byrne, who won Niagara Frontier Publications' recent "Name the Peach Queen" contest. Byrne visited and successfully named the past five Peach Queen winners.
Castellani Gala set for Oct. 13
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is holding its annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 13. This year's event, "Thank You for 10 Years of Support," is the 10th annual dinner and auction to benefit art education programs at the CAM.
Wheatfield resident co-hosts 'The Fred Jackson Show'
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 12:05 am
WBBZ-TV will introduce "The Fred Jackson Show" to the local program roster beginning Monday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Jackson, star running back for the Buffalo Bills, has been a member of the team since 2007.
Aquarium's 'Winds, Waves & Wines' fundraiser returns Sept. 20
Thu, Sep 6th 2012 07:00 am
M&T Bank will once again be the grand marquee sponsor for the Aquarium of Niagara's annual "Winds, Waves & Wines" celebration of the area's grape harvest. "WWW III" will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
U.S. Navy Band to present free concert at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Sep 4th 2012 01:40 pm
On Friday evening, Sept. 14, The United States Navy Band Great Lakes Wind Ensemble will be joined onstage at Old Fort Niagara by members of the Marine Forces Reserve Band, The Royal Canadian Navy Band and the U.S. Coast Guard Band for a special concert commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the upcoming bicentennial of the "Star-Spangled Banner."
Accomplished Dunkin' Donuts franchisee launches plan for growth in WNY with opening of new Tonawanda location
Mon, Sep 3rd 2012 07:00 am
Dunkin' Donuts has announced plans for sustained growth and expansion in Western New York during the grand opening of a new restaurant in Tonawanda.
Buffalo Society of Artists presents 116th annual Catalogue Exhibition
Mon, Sep 3rd 2012 07:00 am
The Buffalo Society of Artists 116th annual Catalogue Exhibition opens Sept. 21 at the NACC.
Christmann named honorary CROP Walk chairperson
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 07:00 am
Robert Christmann, Grand Island superintendent of schools, will serve as the honorary chairperson of this year's Grand Island CROP Walk. The Sunday, Oct. 14, event aims to help stop hunger and poverty on Grand Island and around the world.
Proposed wine store begrudgingly gets initial green light for vinyl
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 07:00 am
Residents and passersby have wondered what is going on with 700 Center St., the former Amy K's Mystick Korner in Lewiston. A new addition was added to the historic building's east side in the spring, and construction appeared to be moving right along. But recently, the project has been noticeably delayed.
Norris releases statement from GOP convention
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 10:45 pm
Niagara County Republican Chairman Michael J. Norris released the following statement Thursday evening from the floor of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, where he was awaiting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's acceptance speech:
Niagara Falls base helps 'Feed Families'
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:20 pm
Aug. 1 marked the kickoff to a national effort called "Feds Feed Families." The 914th Airlift Wing made it a personal challenge to raise more than 1,000 pounds of food to support families struggling with the economic downturn.
Free 'Carrousel Chat' on Sept. 24
Wed, Aug 29th 2012 12:45 pm
Though there were many carrousel companies during the "Golden Age" of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, only a handful are considered to have been major manufacturers. One of these was undoubtedly the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, or PTC.
Louise Hines awarded Ruth and William O. Sass Nursing Scholarship
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 09:15 am
Louise Hines, R.N., center, of Niagara Falls, has been awarded the Ruth and William O. Sass Nursing Scholarship for 2012-13.
Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association hosts 16th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo Niagara
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association Niagara Inc. announces the 16th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo Niagara, a benefit for people with Down syndrome, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8.
Niagara County Department of Health announces first Diabetes Screening Day
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 07:00 am
"The plans are finally in place for our first county-wide Diabetes Screening Day," announced Claudia Kurtzworth, regarding the diabetes prevention initiative spearheaded by the Niagara County Department of Health and the Niagara County Diabetes Coalition.
Wilson, Youngstown Lewiston Lions combine for success
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 08:20 am
Members of the Lions Club in Wilson, Youngstown and Lewiston Lions held their annual golf tournament fundraiser for the blind on June 8 at the Willow Brook Golf Course.
Wallenda returns
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 10:00 pm
Highwire artist Nik Wallenda returned to Niagara Falls on Thursday, Aug. 23, to update the media about his plans to open a daredevil museum. It was Wallenda's first trip back to the area since he crossed over the falls to Canada on June 15.
SPCA of Niagara celebrates Dog Days of Summer
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:45 am
The SPCA is usually all about the animals - like Gabby, shown in the photo at right, taking a cooling dip in a plastic pool.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara hosts War of 1812 Encampment
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:35 am
The War of 1812 comes alive at Old Fort Niagara over Labor Day weekend as the historic site presents its annual War of 1812 Encampment.
Eternal Brothers do it again
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:35 am
The third time is certainly a charm for the Eternal Brothers Motorcycle Club. The club recently hosted the third annual Elizabeth Bondi Memorial Bike Run in support of the programs and services of Niagara Hospice.
USDA begins 2012 oral rabies vaccine efforts in eastern U.S.
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 04:30 pm
To foster its goal of preventing the further spread of wildlife rabies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's wildlife services program has begun its 2012 distribution of oral rabies vaccine baits in select areas along the East Coast. This effort seeks to prevent the spread of raccoon rabies.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival is Aug. 24-25
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 07:00 am
This year's Lewiston Jazz Festival will take place on Friday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 25, from noon to 10 p.m. on Center Street. Admission, parking, and shuttles to the festival from Artpark's lower level parking lot are all free.
Pictorial postmark event set for Aug. 24 at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 07:00 am
Stamp enthusiasts will have a chance to add a piece of history to their collections when the U.S. Postal Service, in cooperation with Old Fort Niagara, hosts a special pictorial postmark event at the fort's Visitor Center.
'Like' us, follow us, and enter to win Peach Festival tickets
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 07:00 am
One of Niagara County's biggest events of the year, the Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival takes place Sept. 7-9 at Academy Park. A highlight of the festival is the grand midway featuring rides fit for all ages.

Niagara Frontier Publications is giving away three booklets of Peach Festival ride tickets.

Mike & Nate biked the states for Wounded Warrior Project
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 12:00 pm
Mike & Nate give new meaning to the phrase, "God works in mysterious ways."

Over 50 days, the two churchgoing college buddies - Mike Buonaiuto, 22, and Nate Frankoski, 26 - biked 2,500 miles to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Wheatfield Picnic is something to cheer about
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 08:55 am
Church services, a rock climbing wall, live animals, games, music, demonstrations and plenty of food - the 34th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic at Fairmount Park this Sunday, Aug. 19, has it all.
Lewiston Art Festival: 'Pop art' a hit at College Alley
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 08:50 am
Mia Skinner has given new meaning to the phrase "pop art."

The owner of Soda Can Earrings, Skinner and her business made a return visit this weekend to the Lewiston Art Festival, the event she said where her business all started.

Lew-Port 4th and 5th graders to participate in 1812 commemoration
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:05 pm
More than 300 Lewiston-Porter Elementary School students will take a field trip to Academy Park this October to participate in the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital announces River Run winners
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:00 pm
Jack Hughes of Williamsville (18 minutes, 15 seconds) and Stephanie Schmidt of Sanborn were the winners in the 10th annual River Run to benefit the Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Ultimate Art Festival recap
Tue, Aug 14th 2012 01:25 pm
We have photos, a photo gallery, videos, a list of winners and more.
Top Moose leader visits Lewiston
Tue, Aug 14th 2012 09:55 am
Moose International Supreme Gov. Jim Henderson Sr. paid a visit to Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 in Lewiston on Sunday. As part of a reception in his honor, Henderson received the key to the village from Mayor Terry Collesano.
1812 Lewiston Militia visits Art Festival
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 10:10 am
Members of the 1st Lewiston Militia, an 1812 re-enactor group, were present at the Lewiston Art Festival Sunday to promote the forthcoming Battle of Queenston Heights commemoration and re-enactment, which will be held in the village Oct. 12 to 14.
Artpark puts different spin on 'Cinderella'
Sat, Aug 11th 2012 09:00 am
Cinderella (Emilie Renier) goes from rags to riches in Artpark's musical production of "Cinderella." The show is on stage this weekend and next week at 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston.
'SAL' the Robot completes 100th surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 08:05 pm
Operating room staff members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined board member Nancy Gara, front row center, and Chief of Robotic Surgery Dr. Donna Azam Feldman, first row right, on Friday to celebrate "SAL" the Surgical Robot's 100th surgery at the medical center.
Lewiston Jazz Festival 2012 is music to our ears
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 07:00 am
Major sponsors have stepped forward to support the Lewiston Jazz Festival, which is scheduled for Aug. 24 and 25.
Cultural Alliance of Niagara elects officers
Thu, Aug 9th 2012 07:00 am
The Cultural Alliance of Niagara, the arts and culture advocacy coalition serving Niagara County, has announced the election of officers for 2012-13.
Fresh Air children from NYC take summer vacation in WNY area
Wed, Aug 8th 2012 10:05 am
Twenty-three smiling New York City children boarded buses on Aug. 7, headed for the Western New York area, to reunite with their host families at the bus arrival in Amherst.
Lewiston native working London Olympic Games
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 11:55 am
Working his third Olympic Games, Lewiston native Bill Kellick is in London with the USA Taekwondo Team and modern pentathlon.
Meet Artpark's No. 1 fan
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 07:00 am
If you find yourself in front of the stage this summer at Artpark, you'll notice one person leading the legion of adoring fans.