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'The Maize' returns to Wheatfield
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:40 am
"The Maize" attraction at 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., in the Town of Wheatfield, has been around since 2001, with its last season ending in 2012 after the owner was in the process of selling the land.
Fundraiser to help children find their voice
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:55 pm
Two Islanders are organizing an upcoming fundraiser for programs and research into a rare speech disorder with the ultimate goal of helping children "find their voice."
Kayaker surge creating issues on area waterways
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:40 pm
Summer is nearing its end and, with that, another boating season on the Western New York scene.
Niagara University develops student mentorship program with Niagara Falls High School
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:25 pm
The first week of school brings with it many things. For Niagara University and Niagara Falls High School, the 2016-17 year will begin with a new mentorship program.
Niagara University students, faculty present at international chemistry conference
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:05 am
Thirteen Niagara University chemistry and biochemistry majors showcased research findings at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. Three NU faculty members also presented at the international conference, which took place Aug. 21-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
On 71st anniversary of end of World War II, Higgins honors vet Leo Andrew Wabick with long-overdue medals
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
On Friday, Sept. 2, as the nation marked the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II, Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Navy veteran Leo Andrew Wabick with medals earned while serving during World War II.
Pay it forward to veterans: Submasters, customers donate meals to military members
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Thomas Daniels, owner of Submasters at 105 Main St., North Tonawanda, is encouraging his customers to treat veterans to lunch through his annual "Pay It Forward to Veterans" program.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Artpark says 'Bye-Bye' to 'Tuesday in the Park' season with Canadian music icons
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 05:10 pm
There were no war machines or ghetto scenes, but colored lights sure did hypnotize and sparkle in the audience's eyes as Burton Cummings, April Wine and Buffy Saint-Marie closed out the "Tuesday in the Park" season at Artpark.
Niagara Falls: Precious Plate Co. family picnic raises $3,500 for WNY Heroes
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 12:40 pm
Aug. 27 not only had beautiful weather - 88 degrees to be exact - but it was a fun-filled, successful day, too, as the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Niagara County Peach Queen contestants participating in community service
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 11:30 am
The Niagara County Peach Queen contestants have participated in many community service activities and events in August, all of which have centered on teamwork and getting to know each other better.
All. That. JAZZ!
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 01:00 pm
The 15th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival kicked off Friday in the village with the French Quarter Hounds marching down Center Street; former Mayor Richard Soluri receiving an award for his long-time support of the event - which he helped create; Jenna Stinnis belting out the national anthem; and a performance by headliner Molly Johnson.
For DeGlopper: Certified AutoBrokers donates to DeGlopper Memorial Expansion
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Chris Taylor and Travis Smith of Certified AutoBrokers at 1693 Grand Island Blvd. presented a check for $3,140 to the DeGlopper Memorial Expansion Committee Aug. 19.
Frontier House principals seek to subdivide property
Sat, Aug 27th 2016 07:00 am
Discussions on the future of the Frontier House have picked up again.
Officials provide update on Robert Moses Parkway removal project
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 08:45 am
The community was given a final opportunity to weigh in on the Robert Moses Parkway removal project "build alternative" at a hearing Thursday night inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Kiwanis Club unveils details of 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 07:00 pm
The Kiwanis of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new at this year's Niagara County Peach Festival, and to detail the schedule of events. The 59th annual event will be held at the park the weekend of Sept. 9-11.
National Buffalo Wing Festival celebrates 15 years with new offerings, focus on Buffalo
Wed, Aug 24th 2016 09:00 am
It is with great honor the National Buffalo Wing Festival, one of the country's most beloved food festivals, returns to Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo Sept. 3-4 to celebrate its 15th year.
Cuomo announces first recipients of Yahoo Community Fund
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 06:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the first recipients of the Yahoo Community Fund for Niagara County. Over $400,000 was awarded to eight projects to support small businesses, literacy and workforce training, food and ecotourism, job creation and other critical community development initiatives in Western New York.
Pugs on display
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 05:00 pm
It was a pugs gathering in Youngstown, as 22 area pugs and their owners recently assembled in the village for the holding of the fifth annual "Pug Picnic."
KC-135 simulator facility unveiled
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 03:30 pm
Elected officials and civic leaders gathered Tuesday morning at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to cut the ribbon for a new KC-135 flight simulator facility.
Fort Niagara: Living history, night battle, bagpipes and more at War of 1812 Encampment
Thu, Aug 18th 2016 05:45 pm
Old Fort Niagara will present its final re-enactment of the season, War of 1812 Encampment, on Sept. 3-4, when the fort's staff, volunteers and 150 regional re-enactors will present history demonstrations from the War of 1812 for visitors to our National Historic Landmark.
Promoting the Lewiston Jazz Festival
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 03:10 pm
Jon Summers from WKBW-TV Channel 7's "AM Buffalo" visited the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston Wednesday to film segments about the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival. The TV segments will air this Friday and next Wednesday.
Ellicott Development Plaza: Village of Lewiston takes no action on SEQR
Tue, Aug 16th 2016 03:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board took no action Monday on the State Environmental Quality Review of Ellicott Development's plan to build a 4.1-acre mixed-use plaza on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Mercy Flight Western New York officially active in Town of Niagara
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 03:15 pm
Officials from the Town of Niagara, Mercy Flight Western New York and Niagara County gathered for a press conference Monday morning to discuss the new, five-year ambulance services contract between the town and the company.
40th annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby set for Aug. 20-28
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 01:15 pm
The Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey Derby - the derby formally known as the "Fall Classic" - will hold its 40th annual contest Aug. 20-28.
2016 Lewiston Art Festival winners announced; Grand Island High School wins Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 08:45 pm
Winners of the 2016 Lewiston Art Festival were announced Saturday night by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Alliance for Historic Lewiston to serve as watchdog group, public voice
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 09:00 pm
Four community leaders have formed the "Alliance for Historic Lewiston."
Youngstown approves 'multiple bus ban' against NJA
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 07:00 pm
Tensions in Youngstown came to a head Thursday as the Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing en route to a vote on the Water Street multiple bus ban, a measure aimed at managing the volume of bus traffic on the one-lane Water Street strip bordering the lower river.
Community to come together for Wheatfield Family Picnic
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 11:15 am
The 38th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic is around the corner, offering eventgoers various activities, entertainment and food.
Erie County: Celebration marks completion of Tonawanda 'Rails to Trails' project
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 05:15 pm
The project connects at the south end with the City of Buffalo's North Buffalo "Rails to Trails," and on the north end to the Tonawanda "Rails to Trails" extension (which is currently under design). It will stretch from State Street in the City of Tonawanda to East Niagara Street and the Erie Canalway Trail.
Meet your Peach Queen contestants
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 11:45 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club held its annual Niagara County Peach Festival Dinner at Niagara Falls Country Club Wednesday evening. The annual dinner is a chance for the Kiwanis Club members to meet the Niagara County Peach Queen contestants.
Steinjan family car show raises $6,700 for new Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 04:45 pm
The family of a Niagara Falls man who was a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center donated $6,700 in proceeds from a successful car show they held to support the hospital's new cardiac and stroke care unit.
World-famous Artpark named a top venue by U.S. News & World Report
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 12:40 pm
Artpark has been named one of "9 Amazing Outdoor U.S. Music Venues to Cross Off Your Bucket List" by U.S. News & World Report. The venue was cited for its famed picturesque backdrop.
Niagara University: STEM career preparation for children prioritized
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 11:55 am
When the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., was invested as Niagara University's 26th president, he stated in his inaugural address the Catholic and Vincentian institution would become an even greater regional partner by forging a "distinctive role in STEM education, computer science, logistics and other fields that support the advancement of industry in our region."
Celebrating 50 years of fine art: Art Festival marks significant milestone in Lewiston
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Art Festival returns to the village next weekend, celebrating five decades of cultural creativity in the historic hot spot. Sponsored by the Lewiston Council on the Arts, this year's festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 13-14 along Center Street.
Interview: John Rzeznik talks 'Boxes,' Buffalo
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 10:25 am
It was in Buffalo that John Rzeznik and Robby Takac would forge the sound and style that led to "Name," "Slide" and 14 consecutive top 10 radio hits - a record for "hot" adult contemporary.
Cuomo directs DEC to issue heightened drought warning for Western New York
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 04:45 pm
Under a framework established under an executive order, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to issue a heightened drought warning for most of Western New York.
Funtime Presents welcomes Metric to Artpark
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12:35 pm
Funtime Presents has booked Metric at Artpark in Lewiston. The band will perform on stage inside the Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.
Annual Opportunities Unlimited Celebrity Bartending Night fundraiser at Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:15 pm
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual Celebrity Bartending Night from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the agency serves.
NU: Community garage sale raises $2,300 in support of mission programs
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 09:50 am
"2 Good 2 Toss," a Niagara University service program intended to keep reusable items out of landfills, raised $2,334.20 this May for the office of campus ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Project Connect Niagara: 'One-stop' for those in need
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 10:05 pm
Project Connect Niagara took place Wednesday inside Heart, Love & Soul, 939 Ontario Ave., in the City of Niagara Falls. The community-led initiative brought together nonprofits, government entities and the private sector to provide a "one-stop shop" of health and human services for homeless and at-risk individuals in Niagara County.

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