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Hounds for Heroes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 11:25 am
Niagara County will soon be able to claim the distinction of being the first of its kind to nominate a canine chief of staff, host a red, white and blue pet parade and decide, once and for all, just whose furry (or feathery, or scaly) companion is the most patriotic, thanks to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra team up for free concert to support Niagara Hospice
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 01:55 pm
At 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 10, the Harmonia Chamber Singers and Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra will host "A Midsummer Night's Music" at First Presbyterian Church in Lockport. Admission is free. Donations to Niagara Hospice are gratefully accepted.
Tonawandas offer a gateway to summer
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 08:00 am
With all the artisans, musicians and food vendors present for the T-NT Gateway Market last Thursday, the biggest crowd congregated around Lloyd III, the third incarnation of the popular Buffalo-based food truck.
Community Missions annual Duck Race benefits hungry and homeless in Niagara County
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 05:20 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual Duck Race, presented by Fidelis Care, at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 25. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
Ortt, VFW dedicate sign for Youngstown veterans
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:35 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt and members of the VFW Lake Ontario Post 313 in Youngstown honored and memorialized all Youngstown veterans who have served overseas with a sign along Route 93/Lockport Road. The sign designates a portion of Route 93 as the "Youngstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway."
Niagara Falls: Outdoor attractions planned at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 11:40 am
Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is planning to raise the bar in a big way this summer. The resort destination announced Monday it will host a series of three outdoor attractions performed by the Espanas, a world-renowned fifth-generation circus family.
Artpark is putting the art back in the park
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:30 pm
For the past three weeks, five grad students from five colleges have been working on the installation of five different outdoor art projects around the Village of Lewiston's state park.
Making a splash
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Even as the Aquarium of Niagara marks its 50th anniversary, plans are afoot to bring the venerable local institution into its future.
Oh, it's a big Deal
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Deal Realty is coming to Center Street.
Artpark: The week that was
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 12:40 pm
Artpark launched its 2015 "Tuesday in the Park" summer concert series June 16 with Widespread Panic. Canadian alt-rockers Three Days Grace performed the next night as part of the "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce names visitor guide cover winner
Thu, Jun 18th 2015 06:20 pm
As the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was preparing for the design of its annual visitors guide, staffers decided to look beyond the stock photos in their files and asked the public to provide images for a chance to design the cover.
Niagara County building renamed for Ross
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 04:35 pm
A unanimous Niagara County Legislature chose to honor its longest-serving chairman by naming a newly acquired county building after him the day after he leaves office, with a top county lawmaker hailing the departing presiding officer as "a great leader ... and a friend."
Thunder of Niagara Air Show releases digital version of 2015 poster
Mon, Jun 15th 2015 08:45 pm
Dominic Curcione, a senior at Wilson Senior High School, designed the poster for the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show. It was designed in Lynn Schuler-Bewley's advanced media arts class.
New owners, same Apple Granny
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 09:10 am
The new owners of Apple Granny Restaurant have grand plans to change ... well, nothing.
Video: Lindsey Stirling performs at Artpark
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:35 am
Lindsey Stirling, a one-of-a-kind rock/electronic dance music violinist and YouTube superstar, kicked off the summer season at Artpark Wednesday. She performed for more than an hour and a half, treating the audience to selections from her self-titled 2012 album and her sophomore effort, 2014's "Shatter Me."
Red Brick Bench Press Championship benefits military and families
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:10 am
In addition to his duties as Lewiston town supervisor, Dennis Brochey also serves as founder and director of a yearly fundraiser known as the Red Brick Bench Press Championship.
Alzheimer's caregivers find support, advice in group
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 07:00 pm
Sadness, depression, fear, loneliness, isolation, confusion, anger ... people who are the prime caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's can experience any of these feelings ... and more.
NU students fundraise for Peruvian orphanage while studying abroad
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:20 pm
Niagara University students are committed to making a difference in the lives of others, whenever and - the operative term here - wherever they are needed.
First Niagara, Baird Foundation partner to support Baker Victory Services
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:10 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Baird Foundation are providing the funding for a new van for Baker Victory Services' "Work Appreciation for Youth" program.
Chef's Restaurant Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle raises $25,000 for Billittier Foundation
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:55 am
Saturday's Louis J. Billittier Foundation Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle raised $25,000 for the namesake and Western New York charities including the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center.
Andrews says Frontier House bones 'way better' than public perception
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
When community members, elected and business leaders strategize what to do with the 10-years-dormant Frontier House, the conversations tend to suggest the 191-year-old building is dilapidated, falling apart and structurally suspect. Broker Bruce Andrews doesn't use those words. Instead, he calls the Center Street landmark amazing and uses descriptions like character, craftsmanship and skill.
Stella Niagara Preserve forever protected thanks to successful multimillion-dollar fundraising effort
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 05:50 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve announced Thursday the Land Conservancy is now the proud owner of the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston.
Fondo a gran success
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
The Hospice Gran Fondo, presented by M&T Bank, brought its "party on wheels" to Niagara County May 16 for its second annual ride to benefit Niagara Hospice. More than 600 cyclists gathered at Krull Park in Olcott and set out on three scenic routes throughout the Niagara Wine Trail.
Community garage sale tops $5,000 in support of Campus Ministry
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
Niagara University's end-of-year community garage sale has now raised more than $5,000 in support of its office of campus ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Rainforest Cafe Niagara Falls USA grand opening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 06:35 pm
NFNY Hotel Management LLC has announced the opening of Rainforest Cafe, the newest attraction in Niagara Falls USA. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. The restaurant opened to the public at 6:30 p.m.
Sarkees' 'Deposits for Food' provides more funding for area soup kitchens
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 10:20 am
In late May, Community Missions presented its annual Public Relations Award to Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees as part of its annual awards brunch. Sarkees was recognized for his "Deposits for Food" program, for which he collects bottles, cans and scrap metal for redemption, then donates the proceeds to area soup kitchens.
Dog meets world: Niagara SPCA finds new ways to introduce adoptable dogs to potential 'forever homes'
Fri, May 29th 2015 06:05 pm
Walking down the halls of an animal shelter filled with dog kennels can be a little intimidating. Stuck in a small space with enough room to move around, but not to run and surrounded by strangers, a dog in a kennel can get pretty excited when it sees a new face walking by.
Frontier House hits the market
Wed, May 27th 2015 04:05 pm
The historic Frontier House in Lewiston is officially on the market.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey will not seek second term
Tue, May 26th 2015 02:25 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election this November. He and his wife have decided to spend more time with family.
National Grid begins major investments in Niagara County infrastructure
Thu, May 21st 2015 01:25 pm
Nearly $8 million in additions and improvements to the National Grid electrical network are underway in Niagara County, the company announced Thursday.
'20 years in the making': Elected leaders join Strangio family at grand opening of Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 21st 2015 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the new $10.2 million Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2015 schedule of events
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed its programming lineup for 2015.
The J. Geils Band completes Artpark 'Tuesdays' lineup
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:45 am
Artpark announced The J. Geils Band will close out the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" outdoor concert series Sept. 8. Tickets ($12 advance general admission/$17 week of show, $27 front-of-stage pit, $50 VIP producer's deck seating) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22.
Lewiston Council on the Arts: 'Peace Garden Painting Parties' with Thomas Paul Asklar
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:00 am
Lewiston artist and art educator Thomas Paul Asklar is going to offer summer painting workshop parties for adults in the Lewiston Peace Garden on Thursdays this summer. Asklar will lead the group in painting experiences - no prior experience is necessary.
Chamber Gala: 10 years in the making
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:55 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Lewiston interfaith memorial service honors officers killed on duty
Thu, May 14th 2015 02:50 pm
As part of National Police Week, law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
'Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt' participants cover Lewiston to raise money for Mount St. Mary's
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
More than 150 people participated in the second "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" Saturday, May 9, in the Village of Lewiston. The event, coordinated by the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, raised more than $7,000 for the creation of a helipad at Mount St. Mary's.
Niagara University: 'Silver Jubilee' celebrates 25 years of priesthood for Father Maher
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus at NU, offered the homily during Saturday's special Mass.
Poloncarz proclaims Women's Lung Health Week in Erie County
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Deputy Erie County Executive Maria Whyte, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, and Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy Sawrie Becker to proclaim "Women's Lung Health Week" in Erie County.