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First baby of 2016: Welcome to the world
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 12:55 pm
Brooke Aubrey Mort was the first baby of 2016 born at the Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Jastrzemski sworn in as Niagara County clerk
Sat, Jan 2nd 2016 08:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski was sworn into office today in a ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse, vowing to "make everyone proud" of the quality of services that will be provided by his office.
NOCO Express raises $13,000 for Salvation Army
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 02:40 pm
In this season of giving, NOCO Express customers and employees donated $13,000 to support The Salvation Army of Buffalo.
BBB top 10 scams of 2015: Tax scam is No. 1
Tue, Dec 29th 2015 05:15 pm
When Better Business Bureau launched Scam Tracker earlier this year, tax scams were projected to be high on the list. What was surprising was how high: More than the next three categories put together.
Joshua Maloni's top 10 celebrity interviews of 2015
Mon, Dec 28th 2015 03:35 pm
My 10 favorite celebrity interviews of 2015. Starring: Alan Ruck, Ed Roland, Jeff Martin, Amanda Schull, Peter Cetera, Lindsey Stirling, "Morning Sun" cast, Garth Brooks, TobyMac and Chris Cornell.
Meet Commodore Rhonda Ried: Buffalo Launch Club elects first woman to steer the ship
Sat, Dec 26th 2015 07:00 am
For the first time in its 113-year history, the Buffalo Launch Club's commodore is a woman.
Niagara Gospel Mission opens housing program on Portage Road
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 02:00 pm
With winter cold setting in, the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission has announced the opening of its new housing program at its Niagara Falls facility (1317 Portage Road).
Village of Lewiston: Remodeled Rite-Aid plaza, new boardroom planned
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 01:45 pm
Residents in the Village of Lewiston will notice two significant changes in the new year.
NU student from Germany wins photo contest for Maid of the Mist selfie
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 10:00 am
A Niagara University graduate student from Fichtenberg, Germany, recently won a statewide photo contest for a selfie he took while riding the Maid of the Mist in August.
Niagara University: Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 60th class
Mon, Dec 21st 2015 11:30 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 60th class during a ceremony held Dec. 18 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Neighbors Foundation: Annual food drive helps needy
Sat, Dec 19th 2015 10:00 am
Sixty-one families on the Island will have a little brighter holiday season thanks to their generous neighbors.
Town of Wheatfield residents take action on dehydration facility; National Fuel to hold first information forum in January
Thu, Dec 17th 2015 09:55 pm
National Fuel has confirmed a public information forum will be held at the Wheatfield Community Center from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, on its proposed dehydration facility set to be installed near Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.
Chamber of Commerce announces 2015 tree and window display decorating contest winners
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 12:10 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual window display and Christmas tree decorating contest for local businesses.
Village of Lewiston: Volunteers help with Peace Garden decorating
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 12:10 pm
Volunteers from the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, Lewiston Council on the Arts and Lewiston GardenFest helped decorate the Lewiston Bicentennial Peace Garden last week in preparation for the holiday season.
Ortt, AT&T, Niagara County Veterans Service Agency help Cell Phones For Soldiers provide troops with free calls home for the holidays
Mon, Dec 14th 2015 02:50 pm
Just in time for the holidays, state Sen. Robert Ortt, AT&T and Niagara County Veterans Service Agency are proud to announce that, with the help of the community, more than 900 gently used mobile devices have been collected over the past month and are being donated to Cell Phones For Soldiers.
Monsignor Moran retires as Youngstown pastor
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 09:05 am
Parishioners at St. Bernard's RC Church in Youngstown were saddened and shocked last weekend as longtime pastor Monsignor J. Thomas Moran announced he would be retiring as the year ends.
Lewiston officials christen new ice rink season
Sat, Dec 12th 2015 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees presented the Town of Lewiston Council with a check for $5,000 Wednesday to support the Lewiston Family Ice Rink. Following the presentation inside the refurbished warming tent, elected leaders cut a ribbon to officially begin the new season of outdoor skating at Academy Park.
Scibilia making his mark in music industry
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:30 am
There are particular artists whose musical background shines through in their artistry. In the case of Marc Scibilia, that could not be any truer.
'Santa Land' returns to Chestnut Ridge Park
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 05:00 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by members of the Erie County Parks Department, representatives of the Orchard Park Recreation Department, and Santa Claus, to announce the return of "Santa Land" to Chestnut Ridge this weekend.
Partnerships put focus on fitness for Erie County employees
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 01:40 pm
Erie County employees will have increased opportunities for exercise and fitness following completion of a new sixth-floor fitness center at the Edward A. Rath county office building.
Lewiston lights not loved
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 02:05 pm
The large, "cold" white LED lights are prominently placed on certain trees, with strands hanging out over Center Street. The traditional red and green Christmas bulbs are on other trees, and farther tucked into the branches.
UB researchers: Discovery puts designer dopamine neurons within reach
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 11:00 am
For decades, the elusive Holy Grail in Parkinson's disease research has been finding a way to repair faulty dopamine neurons and put them back into patients, where they will start producing dopamine again.
Lewiston Christmas Walk: The most wonderful time of the year; photo gallery
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 01:55 pm
Children and families hustled and bustled to the Village of Lewiston Saturday for the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, hosted by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Youngstown: Christmas in the Village a community affair
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 10:00 am
The weather may not feel like it, but the spirit of the Christmas season is surely at hand.
'You'll shoot your eye out': Stars of 'A Christmas Story' film to visit Riviera for families, fans
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
North Tonawanda's Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center is getting ready to welcome stars on Saturday, Dec. 12, from "A Christmas Story," a 1983 film that still airs each holiday season across the nation.
Niagara University professor trades lecture hall for learning community
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 04:30 pm
Mitchell Alegre, professor of management at Niagara University, has developed a whole new way to teach a college course. And it involves a circle.
Niagara University gives back as part of national #GivingTuesday movement
Thu, Dec 3rd 2015 03:40 pm
In congruence with Niagara University's Vincentian mission to support those in need, students, alumni and friends collected over $3,500 and more than 1,000 pounds of food and nonperishable goods Dec. 1 in association with #GivingTuesday.
#GivingTuesday proclamation in Niagara Falls
Tue, Dec 1st 2015 01:30 pm
City of Niagara Falls Administrator Donna Owens, speaking on behalf of Mayor Paul Dyster and the City Council, issued a proclamation this afternoon in support of #GivingTuesday.
Golisano Center hosts hardhat tour
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 10:10 am
Officials from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and several of its community partners recently received a guided hardhat tour of the new Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial.
'Share the Harvest' on Niagara Wine Trail nets $12,000 for local organizations
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 10:00 am
The Niagara Wine Trail wineries partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations to ensure a bountiful holiday season for area residents in need.
Supporting small business
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 11:30 pm
Two of Lewiston's most well-known elected leaders lent a hand as part of Small Business Saturday.
Welcoming the world to Christmas in Niagara USA
Sat, Nov 28th 2015 07:00 am
Experience "12 Days of Christmas" with a calendar full of local events to do with loved ones, family and visiting guests.
Old Fort Niagara will deck its halls for 'Castle by Candlelight' Dec. 5, 12
Fri, Nov 27th 2015 07:00 am
On two chilly December evenings, Old Fort Niagara will open its doors and warmly welcome visitors to a candlelit and festively decorated French Castle for its annual "Castle by Candlelight" fundraiser, which benefits its educational programming.
Community Missions offers hope, help and opportunity
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:05 am
"Often times, when people come to us, they often have nowhere else to go," said Robyn L. Krueger, executive director of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. "We can offer people hope that their situation isn't totally without support; their situation can be helped and their situation has opportunity. So we help move them toward the goal that they have for themselves."
Gateway Cities gear up for family festivities and shopping at Winter Walk
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:00 am
As shop owners across the nation prepare for the upcoming Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, merchants of the Tonawandas are working away on another holiday tradition.
Ortt unveils 'Revitalize Niagara Plan'
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 04:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, unveiled a two-pronged plan called "Revitalize Niagara," which would ensure the host city and certain entities get their fair share of casino revenue, and would allocate a portion of funds for economic development and job creation.
Working together
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 12:35 pm
Recently, the Buffalo Hearing & Speech Center, Lockport City School District, YWCA of the Niagara Frontier and the United Way of Greater Niagara/Martha Beeman Foundation partnered to provide a much-needed fence at the John Pound School in Lockport.
RRG, community gives thanks to end of CWM hazardous waste landfilling
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 04:20 pm
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, members of Residents for Responsible Government gathered Monday at the Hennepin Park Gazebo in Lewiston to express their appreciation for the end of hazardous waste landfilling at CWM Chemical Waste Services LLC in Porter.
Cuomo announces next phase of multimillion-dollar transformation at Buffalo Harbor State Park
Mon, Nov 23rd 2015 11:45 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the start of construction work on the small boat harbor breakwall and southern revetment, which is the next phase of the multimillion-dollar transformation of Buffalo Harbor State Park.
River Region encourages shoppers to think local on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 21st 2015 07:00 am
One weekend a year, Lewiston retailers and restaurateurs invite the community - and those from across Western New York - to "think big, and shop small." In other words, skip the trip to the national chain stores and spend time (and dollars) exploring the River Region's unique, locally owned businesses.