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Celebrating winter: First Wheatfield Winterfest planned with activities for all
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 10:50 am
Both the Town of Wheatfield's Civic Advisory Focus Group and Recreation Department have come together to plan and host the town's first Winterfest, to be held from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Town Hall complex.
NU partners with new hospitality and tourism training center in Vietnam
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Niagara University has entered into a formal international partnership with a new Vietnamese hospitality and tourism training center that's aligned with the five-star Imperial Hotel in Vung Tau.
Poloncarz provides Erie County support to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 03:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz, along with numerous county commissioners and employees, today joined Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown to affix his signature to Buffalo's Opportunity Pledge.
Food Bank of Western New York awarded $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 02:15 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York was awarded a $500,000 grant from The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to perform critical capital improvements to increase efficiency, better meet the growing need in Western New York, and ensure the continued success of the organization.
The Band Perry headlines first announced Artpark acts for summer 2016; watch latest video
Mon, Jan 18th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark welcomes The Band Perry, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Ben Folds with yMusic. Tickets go on sale Friday.
TNBPA to honor businesses, citizens at annual dinner, awards ceremony
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 10:50 am
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association will honor local businesses and community members at its annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the LaSalle Yacht Club, 73 S. 68th St., Niagara Falls. Admission is $40.
'I Can See Canaan Land,' NACC 2016 Artists of Color Exhibition, opens
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:25 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has announced "I Can See Canaan Land," the 2016 Artists of Color Exhibition, will run Jan. 22 through Feb. 21 in the Main Gallery of the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave, Niagara Falls.
Tops Friendly Markets and Nestle Purina present $10,000 donation to Erie County SPCA
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:00 am
Tops Friendly Markets, in partnership with Nestle Purina PetCare Company, presented a $10,000 donation to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County on Wednesday. The donation was the result of a joint business effort between Tops and Purina, both long-time supporters of the SPCA.
Q&A: Artpark's new executive director, Sonia Kozlova Clark, excited about venue's future
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 05:30 pm
Sonia Kozlova Clark was officially announced Monday as Artpark & Company's new executive director.
Niagara University students build home for impoverished family in Nicaragua
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:50 am
Six Niagara University students recently returned from El Sauce, Nicaragua, where they spent a week during winter recess constructing a home for an impoverished family.
'The Only Pirate at the Party': Lindsey Stirling inspires others to be different with first book
Sun, Jan 10th 2016 02:00 pm
Lindsey Stirling talks about her first book, "The Only Pirate at the Party," in a new interview with NFP.
Lewiston-Porter High School staging production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone'
Sat, Jan 9th 2016 10:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School announces the production "The Drowsy Chaperone" will open at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, with shows continuing next Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 16 and 17.
You're gonna need a bigger boat: Only surviving 'Jaws' shark acquired by Academy Museum
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 05:25 pm
The Academy Museum announced today it accepted into its collection a major gift of the sole surviving full-scale model of the 1975 "Jaws" shark, donated by Nathan Adlen.
Posting license pics on social media an identity theft risk, county clerk warns
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 02:00 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski is warning Western New York motorists against posting photographs of their New York state driver licenses on social media after the state DMV warned the practice was leading to identity theft, particularly among the young.
McNall begins tenure as legislature chairman
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 10:20 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, R-Lockport, took his oath of office Tuesday night surrounded by family in a ceremony at the Niagara County Courthouse, moments after being formally elected to the post by colleagues.
Local organizations work together to help homeless
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 05:25 pm
Staff members from the Dale Association recently created a "giving tree" out of items needed by Lockport CARES Inc.
Niagara County legislators take oaths in Wheatfield
Mon, Jan 4th 2016 08:25 pm
In Wheatfield, in a triple swearing-in ceremony, former Niagara County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross administered the oath of office to his successor in the County Legislature, Legislator Becky Wydysh of Lewiston, as well as re-elected incumbents David E. Godfrey and Kathryn Lance.
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.