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Casa Antica hosts 'Blender,' getting ready for summer
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 02:45 pm
Casa Antica, Lewiston's Italian restaurant at 490 Center St., will host the next Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce "Blender." The business mixer runs from 5-7 p.m. Monday.
Share the (Buffa)Love, help those in need
Sat, Apr 25th 2015 11:00 am
Jim Sheehan, a local husband, father and self-professed "artistic tech nerd," saw an opportunity to put his skills and passion to use locally and has formed a nonprofit organization called "theBuffaLoveshirt." He is shown with one of the T-shirts.
Deputy in Errick Road shooting will not be charged
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:55 pm
The deputy who responded to a 911 hang-up call that later turned into a gunfight on Errick Road last week will not be charged, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announced Friday.
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York awards Artpark program grant
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:55 am
Two Niagara County artists will have the opportunity to create installation projects at Artpark thanks to grants funded by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature as administered by the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York.
Niagara University, New York Power Authority celebrate new main campus entrance
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 09:50 am
Niagara University and the New York Power Authority held an event today to celebrate the official grand opening of Campus Parkway, the university's reconfigured entrance from Witmer Road.
Lewiston: Brochey receives Frontier House appraisal
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 07:40 pm
GAR Associates Inc. has delivered its assessment of the historic Frontier House to Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey. The 191-year-old building and almost one acre of land were valued at $750,000.
NU's 25th annual Business Banquet recognizes community leaders
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 05:10 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration recognized four area business leaders and alumni during its 25th annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 21 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Leadership Niagara hosts 25th annual awards luncheon
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Leadership Niagara will honor individuals and organizations at the 25th annual Leader of the Year awards luncheon April 29 at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. More than 300 leaders from Western New York and Southern Ontario will be in attendance at the event.
Village of Lewiston taxes going up 12 cents, but it could be worse
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 09:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston is raising the tax rate from $7.26 per $1,000 of assessed valuation to $7.38 for the next fiscal year. The 1.68 percent bump, a 12-cent increase, means a land owner with a property valued at $100,000, for example, will see a tax increase of $12 for fiscal year 2015-16.
Erie County joins statewide call for volunteer firefighter recruitment
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 02:35 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Monday by Erie County Commissioner of Emergency Services Dan Neaverth Jr., President of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Robert McConville, and volunteer firefighters from local districts at the Erie County Training and Operations Center in Cheektowaga to kickoff the fifth annual "RecruitNY" campaign with a call for new volunteer firefighters to join the ranks of those already serving their communities.
Daemen establishes partnership with LMU to offer veterinary medicine degree
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 02:30 pm
Daemen College and Lincoln Memorial University have formed a unique educational collaboration that will pave the way for Western New York students to earn a doctor of veterinary medicine.
Construction begins at Memorial on new Golisano Center for Community Health
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 12:15 pm
The Golisano Foundation and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Golisano Center for Community Health.
Former NU President Levesque enjoying new role aimed at advancing scholarships, civic engagement
Wed, Apr 15th 2015 11:00 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., is noticeably relaxed on this sunny April day, 14 years of university presidency etched into his rearview mirror.
Poloncarz signs proclamation honoring military veterans, Gold Star Mothers
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 03:40 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was recently joined by Bill Callahan, public affairs officer for the WNY Armed Forces Week committee, in order to affix his signature to a proclamation being prepared in advance of Armed Forces Week and honoring all U.S. veterans as well as the Gold Star Mothers whose sons and daughters gave their lives in defense of our freedoms.
Counting Crows take 'Somewhere Under Wonderland' tour to Artpark
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 04:55 pm
Counting Crows are following up their critically acclaimed seventh album, "Somewhere Under Wonderland," with the U.S. leg of their 2015 worldwide tour.
'Jazz & Pasta' returns
Mon, Apr 13th 2015 07:00 am
"Jazz & Pasta," The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival's worthy warm-up act, will take place from 1 until 6 p.m. Sunday, April 26, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St. The annual fundraising event offers food and music from some of the top local chefs and musicians, as well as a basket auction and 50/50 split draw.
Ross signs WNY Armed Forces Week proclamation
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Niagara County will be one of eight Western New York counties setting aside the first week of May to honor those who have served, after Legislature Chairman William L. Ross added his signature Thursday to a joint proclamation from those counties' respective heads of government.
Erie County: Poloncarz, Glascott debut 'text to 9-1-1'
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 09:20 pm
On Wednesday, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Commissioner of Central Police Services John Glascott, Emergency Services Commissioner Dan Neaverth Jr., and Executive Director of the Erie County Office for the Disabled Frank Cammarata to announce "text to 9-1-1" is now available to Erie County residents seeking assistance during an emergency.
Smelt Festival is a go
Thu, Apr 9th 2015 10:00 am
In a partnership amongst several organizations and businesses, the annual Smelt Festival will continue Friday, May 1, at a new location on the Lewiston waterfront.
Wild Kritters hosts 9th annual basket raffle
Wed, Apr 8th 2015 11:00 am
It's not every day one can meet an owl, hawk or falcon - and help a worthwhile organization, too.
Blondie and Melissa Etheridge co-headlining date added to Artpark lineup
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 06:20 pm
Two big names are slated to share headlining duties at "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park at Artpark." Blondie and Melissa Etheridge will perform at the amphitheater venue July 7.
Clean & Healthy NY, League of Conservation Voters, Poloncarz release 'Toxic Toys in Erie County' report
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 04:35 pm
The "Toxic Toys in Erie County" report highlights a dozen children's toys and products found on store shelves in Erie County purchased in March that contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals such as mercury, arsenic, lead and cadmium.
Christina Perri & Colbie Caillat tour Artpark July 29
Mon, Apr 6th 2015 11:00 am
In what is sure to be one of the most talked about tours of the summer, Christina Perri and Colbie Caillat have announced plans for a North American co-headline tour. "The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour" heads to Artpark July 29.
Western New York Land Conservancy seeks community's support
Sat, Apr 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy recently announced receipt of a $200,000 gift the land trust hopes will lead to the creation of the Stella Niagara Preserve.
Beach House wins 3rd straight 'Best Fish Fry' contest
Sat, Apr 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Beach House has won its third "Best Fish Fry" contest, presented by Niagara Frontier Publications. The eatery netted nearly 20 percent of the 269 votes cast in March.
Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown makes citywide Parkinson's proclamation
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 05:40 pm
On Thursday, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown joined with members of the National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York in proclaiming April as Parkinson's Awareness Month.
Bill Ross will not seek 12th term
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:30 am
William L. Ross, the longest serving chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, will step down at the end of the 2015 calendar year. He has been elected chairman of the Niagara County Legislature a record 11 times.
Details, video: The Rolling Stones 'ZIP CODE' Tour comes to Ralph Wilson Stadium
Tue, Mar 31st 2015 11:50 am
Ladies and gentlemen ... The Rolling Stones are back! The band has announced they will kick off their new 15-city North American stadium "ZIP CODE" tour in San Diego May 24 at Petco Park.
Chamber looking into alternative location for Lewiston Smelt Festival
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:50 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is looking to pull the Lewiston Smelt Festival from the brink of cancellation.
Eggcellent: Making pysanky, traditional Easter eggs
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Easter is right around the corner and with it comes the time-honored tradition of egg-decorating.
Frontier House: What to do with Lewiston's historic 'crown jewel'
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 04:40 pm
If the Town of Lewiston is successful in purchasing the Frontier House, what would happen next? What would go inside Center Street's centerpiece?
Lewiston: Brochey seeks to buy Frontier House
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 07:55 am
The Town of Lewiston took the first step Monday toward a possible acquisition of the Frontier House.
Artpark announces first outdoor concert lineup headliners for 2015 summer season
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 10:05 am
Several headliners in Artpark's popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series were announced today.
Raising awareness: OUN celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 10:10 pm
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. It's a time to educate the community about the issues facing people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and advocate for those individuals in Albany.
Erie County: Poloncarz unveils 'Initiatives for a Stronger Community'
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 10:05 pm
Administration's health and human services includes numerous county departments, community-based human services agencies
Niagara University CMAA student chapter best in nation for sixth straight year
Thu, Mar 19th 2015 06:25 pm
The Niagara University student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America has been named the best in the nation for a sixth consecutive year. The announcement was made during the 88th World Conference on Club Management, held March 9 in San Antonio.
YMCA celebrates exceeding $707,000 campaign goal
Thu, Mar 19th 2015 01:30 pm
YMCA staff and volunteers are celebrating exceeding their annual campaign goal of $707,000 by raising $716,433 for YMCA financial assistance.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara names Elaine Hildreth Volunteer of the Year
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 05:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara named Elaine Hildreth of Youngstown as the 2014 Volunteer of the Year at its March 7 volunteer recognition breakfast.
T-NT Expo set for March 28-29
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 07:00 am
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will present the 2015 T-NT Expo March 28 and 29 at the North Tonawanda Student Alumni Center, 405 Meadow Drive.
Lindsey Stirling set to kick off 'Wednesdays' concert series at Artpark June 10
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:30 am
Dancing dubstep violinist Lindsey Stirling will open the "Coors Light Wednesday" concert series at the Artpark amphitheater June 10. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28 (fan club presale begins tomorrow).