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Headliners Johnson, Stigers announced for 2016 Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival
Sun, Apr 24th 2016 04:45 pm
The headlining acts slated to take the main stage at this year's Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival were announced Sunday at "Jazz & Pasta," the festival's annual fundraising event.
Welcome summer: The Silo is back in business
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
It's cruel and unusual having to go an entire winter without a "Haystack."
Frontier House parking lot closed - here's why
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Center Street passersby noticed the historic Frontier House parking lot is once again closed to the public.
How does your garden grow?
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 03:40 pm
I used to be a serial plant murderer.
NTCC introduces program to connect visitors directly with Niagara USA attractions
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 03:15 pm
The NTCC invites local attractions, wineries, tour companies and restaurants to send a representative to speak directly with visitors about their products and services as they look to plan their itineraries in Niagara USA.
Niagara County clerk warns against pricey deed scam
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 01:10 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski is warning of the re-emergence of a scam designed to rip off Niagara County's homeowners, and urging county property owners to disregard the letter's pricey solicitation.
Cuomo signs legislation legalizing mixed martial arts in New York
Fri, Apr 15th 2016 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation Thursday authorizing competitive mixed martial arts in New York.
Hibbard's Custard is open!
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 05:15 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season earlier this week. Lewiston's landmark sweet-treatery is open from noon until 9 p.m. daily. Hours will expand as the weather warms.
Erie County: Poloncarz signs proclamation honoring military veterans
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 02:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (Ret.) Bill Callahan, public affairs officer for the Western New York Armed Forces Committee, in order to affix his signature to a proclamation prepared in advance of Armed Forces Week. The proclamation honors all U.S. veterans.
Hospitals team for charity hockey game
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 01:50 pm
Teams from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center played their third annual charity hockey game Friday, April 8, at a packed Hyde Park Ice Pavilion.
Dolly Parton opens Artpark season in special outdoor concert event Sunday, June 12
Mon, Apr 11th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark welcomes country music legend and pop culture icon Dolly Parton in a special amphitheater concert event at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 12 (gates at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets ($77-$22) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 15.
HART of gold
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:10 pm
Local celebrities pitched in Saturday at the Home Assistance Referral Team benefit inside the Lewiston Event Center. The HART fundraiser featured live music and food, bowling and games for those in attendance.
Courtney Corbetta joins WKBW-TV
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 10:25 am
Former Niagara Frontier Publications intern Courtney Corbetta recently joined WKBW Channel 7 as a part-time feature reporter for "AM Buffalo" and host/reporter of "Your Home, Your Way."
'SAL' the Surgical Robot celebrates another milestone
Wed, Apr 6th 2016 01:25 pm
"SAL" the Surgical Robot recently completed its 750th surgical procedure at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Old Fort Niagara's Patriots Day re-enactment commemorates America's fight for independence
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara will host its first re-enactment of the season, Patriots Day Weekend, on April 16-17, to commemorate the start of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775.
'Thumbs Up for Sexual Assault Awareness': Village of Lewiston supports It Happened to Alexa Foundation
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 07:35 pm
Village of Lewiston leaders had a thumb (or two) painted teal during Monday's work session as a sign of support for the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Welcome to Lewiston, Sweet Peach Baby Boutique
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:05 am
Sweet Peach Baby Boutique, a children's clothing and accessories store - and a member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce - held its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 1.
Changes in U.S.-Cuba relations prompt Niagara University students to explore Havana
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:00 am
A new course on Cuban politics and society at Niagara University includes an intensive two-week research program in Havana and its surrounding areas.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board finalizes project variances
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 07:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board met Thursday with Department of Public Works Superintendent Terry Brolinski, Engineer Mike Marino, Building Inspector Ken Candella and Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. director Barry Beebe to confirm the required variances for Ellicott Development's Center/North Eighth/Onondaga streets plaza proposal and James Jerge's Onondaga Street apartment complex/Fairchild Place lots.
NIOGA Library System launching campaign aimed at engaging young adults
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 01:50 pm
NIOGA, a nonprofit cooperative library system, is launching a new campaign aimed at young adults in Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties to call their attention to the vast resources available at their local library, including free Wi-Fi, video games, music and video streaming, and eBook downloads.
Christina Crane is new Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce sales and marketing manager
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:35 am
Christina Crane made a name for herself locally as she helped launch successful promotional campaigns for the Lewiston Stone House and the Lewiston Event Center. Now, she's looking to shine a spotlight on more of the area's businesses and attractions.
Winner & new champion: Readers vote Linda's Catering Company 'Best Fish Fry'
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:00 am
Linda's Catering Company won Niagara Frontier Publication's fifth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, ending The Beach House's three-year reign. Chef Linda Brown, serving out of Elks Lodge No. 346 (next to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA), received 19.9 percent of the 316 reader votes to take the title.
Planning underway for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
One neat event in coming months is the Great Contraption Race, a great on-river happening with the proceeds going to benefit the programs of the Lewiston-based It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
USA Niagara board acquires Hotel Niagara, will issue RFP to develop hotel
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 03:55 pm
The USA Niagara Development Corp. board of directors met today and approved the acquisition of 201 Rainbow Blvd. - the historic Hotel Niagara - for the purpose of issuing a request for proposals for the complete renovation of the architecturally significant property.
Cuomo announces $42 million project to remove two-mile stretch of Robert Moses Parkway and enhance access to Niagara
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York state will replace an underutilized two-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway North in Niagara Falls with open space, scenic overlooks and recreational trails to make the waterfront more accessible to residents, tourists and visitors alike.
Catholic Charities: Appeal Week 2016 culminates with $8 million raised
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 01:20 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, provided his report on the progress of the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal today, revealing $8,028,684.29 has been raised to date, as Catholic Charities officials marked the close of Appeal Week 2016.
Geoffrey Zakarian, Lewiston's favorite celebrity chef, dishes on success, new show
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 08:10 am
When interviewing celebrities, many times one has to say, "I'm from Niagara Falls," or "I'm from Buffalo," because, despite Lewiston's rising status nationwide, some people still aren't familiar with the village. Geoffrey Zakarian is not one of those people.
Artpark denied Greenway funding ... for now
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 07:05 pm
The Host Communities Standing Committee could not reach consensus Wednesday on the Town of Lewiston's request for $165,000 to help fund Artpark & Company's interactive children and family festivals and programming. The New York Power Authority cast the lone "No" vote, thus making the required unanimous approval impossible.
Memorial Medical Center dedicates expanded Wound Center of Niagara
Thu, Mar 17th 2016 03:35 pm
The Wound Center of Niagara - the area's only multispecialty comprehensive care center for chronic and non-healing wounds - didn't skip a beat Thursday as Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center officials celebrated the completion of a $588,000 expansion that doubled the facility's size.
Cultural Alliance of Niagara meets
Thu, Mar 17th 2016 03:30 pm
Leaders from Niagara County cultural organizations met at the Giacomo Hotel on Friday, March 11, to discuss priorities and goals for the Cultural Alliance of Niagara.
The Ice at Canalside ends successful season
Wed, Mar 16th 2016 04:20 pm
Following its most successful season to date, the Ice at Canalside presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is now closed for on-ice activities for the season.
Higgins: $7.75 million to address work ending homelessness in Western New York
Mon, Mar 14th 2016 01:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins has announced more than $7.75 million in federal funding to support efforts to end homelessness in Western New York. The federal funding will be provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Chamber Gala 2016: Ray's Tavern is Youngstown Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Ray's Tavern as the recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award.
Niagara University senior to 'Teach For America'
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 03:10 pm
Emma Pullano, a Niagara University senior, has been accepted into the Teach For America program.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara names Thomas O'Brien Volunteer of the Year
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 04:05 pm
Old Fort Niagara honored Thomas O'Brien of Youngstown as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year at its March 5 volunteer recognition breakfast.
Artpark announces Ray LaMontagne, Styx, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark confirmed six additional concerts in its 2016 season lineup. These headlining acts will perform this summer on Artpark's outdoor stage at the award-winning "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" series and the popular "Coors Light Wednesdays" series. The concerts just announced will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11.
UB professors pledge $1 million to support creative arts students
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:25 am
University at Buffalo faculty members Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson are widely known for having multifaceted careers. They recently added a new role to their lengthy résumés: Philanthropists. The pair has pledged a $1 million bequest commitment to support students of creative and performing arts at UB.
Residents have mixed opinions on Wheatfield's Summit mall sports facility
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 10:00 am
Wheatfield residents discussed the pros and cons of the proposed Niagara International Sports and Entertainment facility for The Summit mall Wednesday night during a public information session held by the town's Planning Board.
Quasar cleans up after Wheatfield site's stock feed tank overflows
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 09:00 am
Wheatfield resident Monica Daigler was driving by Quasar Energy Group's Niagara Bio Energy facility on Liberty Drive Sunday when she saw "black stuff (coming) down the side of the feed tank."
UPDATED: Celebrate the Beatles in Lewiston
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts introduces a new event, "Twist and Shout" - a daylong celebration of the Beatles - will take place from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at The Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. Tickets are $5.