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'Love on the Rocks' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
They're not related to the colorful lovebirds of Africa, but the Aquarium of Niagara's Humboldt penguins could be called "lovebirds." So as Valentine's Day approaches, the nine penguins will be featured in a special program from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Artpark invites schools, artists, groups to create fairy houses
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company is seeking schools, Scout troops, regional artists, community groups and families to create fairy houses for display at Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival. The popular event returns to Artpark Sunday June 8.
HARBORCENTER: IMPACT Sports Performance will operate high-performance training facility
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
HARBORCENTER President John R. Koelmel has announced IMPACT Sports Performance will operate HARBORCENTER's 5,000-square-foot, high-performance off-ice training facility.
Village of Lewiston tables food truck proposal
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 09:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have asked The Great Foodini owner/operator Michael Attardo for more time before granting his facility contract to operate a food truck on Center Street.
Sabres Star Steve Ott on texting and driving: 'It Can Wait'
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 04:00 pm
Buffalo Sabres captain Steve Ott takes a moment away from signing autographs at the AT&T store in the Walden Galleria Mall to pose with Jackson, Grady and Kobee Decker. Ott was at the AT&T store to meet with fans and to assist the company in educating the community on the dangers of texting while driving.
Congressman Higgins convenes service academy panel
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 08:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named local residents to serve as members of his service academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview students applying to a military academy and make recommendations to the congressman.
People Inc. senior outing
Fri, Jan 17th 2014 12:45 pm
The tenants of People Inc. Willow Senior Living in Wheatfield recently had an outing to a nearby shop and restaurant. They enjoyed shopping at Treasure Lane - a gift shop located on Niagara Falls Boulevard - and had lunch down the street at Sawyer Creek Hotel.
'A Taste of the Niagara Region' at Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's annual 'Heart To Heart' fundraiser
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, from noon to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church social hall, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Heart, Jay Leno, Kevin Costner among star-studded entertainment this spring at Seneca Casinos
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
During a mere 17-day span this spring, the two Seneca Casino resorts will be home to one of the world's premier classic rock bands, a leading country singer-songwriter, one of the most successful comedians in history, one of the most powerful rock voices from the 1980s, and an accomplished actor/director who leads a side band.
Gov. Cuomo signs legislation to strengthen oversight of pet dealers in New York state
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation to help protect the health and safety of dogs and cats across New York state by authorizing local municipalities to adopt more stringent laws to regulate pet dealers.

"The legislation announced today is a win for those individuals and communities across the state that have fought for the health and safety of animals under the care of pet dealers," Cuomo said. "While existing state law will be upheld, today's legislation will give support to the many local municipalities that want to ensure stronger safeguards are in place to protect the animals in their communities."

Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo: Additional speakers and activities announced
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, to be held Jan. 24-26 inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St., is providing attendees the opportunity to learn from the pros as Mike Iaconelli and Pete Gluszek, co-founders of Bass University, head two panel discussions throughout the weekend.
American Red Cross, Dunkin' Donuts launch annual 'Give a Pint, Get a Pound' campaign
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:00 pm
For the seventh year, Dunkin' Donuts and the American Red Cross are teaming up for the "Give a Pint, Get a Pound" campaign, which provides a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin' Donuts coffee to donors at Red Cross blood drives.
Call for entries in 'Hard Rock Rising' competition
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:05 pm
"Hard Rock Rising," the world's largest and most far-reaching battle of the bands competition, will give one local band the chance of a lifetime: an all-expenses paid trip to Rome to perform at the first "Hard Rock Live Rome" music festival this summer.
Music and poetry abound at 'Lewiston Arts Cafe''
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will partner to launch a new regional poetry and music event in Niagara County. The "Lewiston Arts Café" will feature some of the finest poets and musicians in Western New York performing in a 1960s coffee house style setting.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce fills board positions, hires administrative assistant
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 01:15 pm
At the recent board meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elections were held to fill open positions. Also, the Chamber of Commerce has hired Marlo Briglio of Lewiston to fulfill the part-time administrative assistant position.
FASNY urges New Yorkers to be safe while heating their homes during winter blast
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:35 am
As freezing temperatures blanket the state this week, in what is being called a "Polar Vortex," the Firemen's Association of the State of New York is reminding New Yorkers to be safe while heating their residences.

Though the life-threatening cold can seem harmful enough, families, homeowners and renters need to be aware of how they are heating up their homes. A space heater or a fireplace could put your home more at risk, and must be used safely. In addition, New Yorkers are urged to make sure smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are operating properly and have working batteries.

Gov. Cuomo announces plan to provide more than $2 billion in tax relief to New York's families and businesses
Mon, Jan 6th 2014 04:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced details of a more than $2 billion tax relief proposal designed to increase economic opportunity and attract and grow businesses across the state. He said today's proposals are the next major step in New York's continued transformation to a more affordable state for businesses and families.

"Over the past three years, we have made unprecedented progress toward curbing the rise of taxes and government spending in New York, transforming a state budget with a $10 billion deficit to a $2 billion surplus," Cuomo said.

Village of Lewiston: Collesano to appoint new trustee; talks Frontier House, Paladino plaza
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 04:00 pm
In 2014, the Village of Lewiston mayor intends to partner with Alan Hastings to rebuild the Frontier House, work with Bill Paladino on a new retail plaza, come up with a master plan for Academy Park, enliven the upper plateau, fix the drainage problems on Fourth Street, find new grants and keep the tax rate flat.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes first baby of 2014
Fri, Jan 3rd 2014 06:05 pm
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2014 at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, with the arrival of Charles James Arthur Farrell. Charles is the son of Ellen Gromoll and Kevin Farrell of Niagara Falls.
Seneca Gaming Corp. lauded as one of Western New York's 'Most Admired Companies'
Fri, Jan 3rd 2014 06:00 pm
Buffalo Business First, a leading weekly business news publication in Western New York, has chosen Seneca Gaming Corp. as one of the region's "Most Admired Companies" for 2013.
Toys for Tots Program beneficiary of donation by Supermarket Liquors & Wines
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 04:00 pm
Chris Castellani, owner of Supermarket Liquors & Wines, and patrons of his store, located at 8438 Niagara Falls Blvd., made a major donation to the Toys for Tots Program just before the holidays.
Lawmakers inaugurated around Niagara County
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:15 am
Several Niagara County lawmakers took their oaths of office Wednesday as a new Legislature with three new faces began to take place around a core of veterans, including an 11-member supermajority that will continue to lead the deliberative body after 10 years in charge.
Brochey takes over in Town of Lewiston
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:10 am
Town of Lewiston Justice Hugh Gee administers the oath to Dennis Brochey as the new supervisor's wife, Cathy, holds the Bible. The ceremony was held New Year's Day at the Lewiston Senior Center.
Tops offers wellness tips to kick-off a healthy new year
Wed, Jan 1st 2014 07:00 am
It's that time of the year when people look back on years past and identify goals they want to achieve in the year ahead. According to USA.gov, nearly half of the most popular New Year's resolutions each year are health-related.

"Despite good intentions, the majority of Americans give up on their New Year's resolutions within the first few weeks of the new year," said Gail Marchese, wellness coordinator at Tops. "For those making health-related resolutions, there are simple ways to make smarter food and lifestyle choices that can be easily incorporated into your daily lives."

Here are a few wellness, smart eating, and food shopping tips from Tops to ease the transition to a healthier lifestyle in 2014 and beyond.

Artpark among UpstateLIVE's 'Best of 2013' music picks
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 06:00 pm
UpstateLIVE recently released its staff and reporter picks for best venues, albums, shows and festivals in a five-part series on its website, www.upstatelive.com. Artpark was named one of the year's "Best Large Venues."
'NORAD Tracks Santa' program a record-breaking success
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 05:50 pm
The North American Aerospace Defense Command's "NORAD Tracks Santa" program exceeded its own records in the number of calls, emails and social media followers this year. The program, which began after a misprinted ad in a local paper in 1955, has more than 1,200 volunteers and NORAD staff answering queries on the location of Santa Claus as he circles the globe delivering presents.
Lewiston homes have holiday cheer
Tue, Dec 24th 2013 07:00 am
Several homes in the Village of Lewiston have big, bright, colorful Christmas displays on their front lawns.
New Directions Youth and Family Services has Angel Tree
Tue, Dec 24th 2013 12:25 am
Staff at New Directions Youth and Family Services reveled in the holiday spirit as they wrapped gifts the agency collected for children enrolled in the agency's preventative services through its social media Angel Tree program.
Mount St. Mary's surgery department makes holiday donation
Mon, Dec 23rd 2013 11:35 am
The perioperative services (surgery, recovery, endoscopy, central supply, anesthesia) department at Mount St. Mary's Hospital gathered personal care items throughout the Christmas season and donated the items to the Heart, Love & Soul in Niagara Falls.
2014 Premier prepares for silent auction
Mon, Dec 23rd 2013 11:35 am
Anne and Dr. Richard Sawicki display an autographed Patrick Kane hockey jersey and other distinctive and luxury items that will be offered during the silent auction at The 2014 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala.
St. Francis Guild donates to Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Sat, Dec 21st 2013 07:00 am
The St. Francis Guild volunteer organization of Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducts numerous fundraising efforts with all proceeds used to benefit the hospital.
Video: Lewiston pays tribute to Tuscarora Nation at 'Flames' event
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 10:00 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston commemorated the 200th anniversary of the burning of Lewiston (Dec. 19, 1813) with its "Flames Through Lewiston" re-enactment and dedication of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument (Dec. 19, 2013).
Bank of America Foundation supports Community Missions soup kitchen
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 09:20 am
The Community Soup Kitchen at Community Missions received funds from the Bank of America Foundation. Niagara Falls Pine Avenue Branch Manager Ardell Dolson presented a check to Community Missions' Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger.
Delaware North establishes new culinary scholarship for Niagara County Community College
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 09:20 am
Delaware North Companies, a global leader in hospitality and food service with operating companies in the lodging, sporting, airport and gaming and entertainment industries, has established an endowed $10,000 scholarship at Niagara County Community College for culinary and hospitality students.
Mike Iaconelli, Bass University, 'Aspirin Buster' featured at Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Wed, Dec 18th 2013 11:25 am
Get hooked on Niagara's largest outdoor show of 2014. The Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo, to be held inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls (101 Old Falls St.) Jan. 24-26, includes more than 100 outdoor vendors.
A Christmas feast
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 03:25 pm
The Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801 dropped off its donation of 60 turkeys for distribution during Community Missions' Christmas program.
'Heroes of Niagara Awards Dinner' honored community members
Mon, Dec 16th 2013 02:30 pm
For their contributions to the Niagara County and Western New York communities, the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation honored Gary Hall; Reeds/Jenss and the Zimmer family; Gary Strenkoski; and Lisa Tribunella (Inspiration Award).
Tuscarora Heroes Monument to be unveiled at 'Flames Through Lewiston'
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
More than 150 volunteer re-enactors of all ages and from both sides of the border will recreate the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston during Thursday's "Flames Through Lewiston" event, which will feature the unveiling of the much-awaited Tuscarora Heroes Monument.
Iron Order Motorcycle Club donates to Eastern Niagara Hospital
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:55 pm
Members of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club Lockport Chapter recently raised $1,225 to buy new equipment for Eastern Niagara Hospital's child and adolescent psychiatric services unit.
Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, hosts 5th annual New Year's Eve Guitar Drop
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 09:00 am
Get ready to rock 'n' ring in the new year. On Tuesday, Dec. 31, Hard Rock Café, Niagara Falls, USA, hosts the city's fifth annual New Year's Eve Guitar Drop. Fans can join Hard Rock and count down to 2014, as a 10-foot Gibson guitar, painted by local artist Rob Lynch and illuminated by Ken-Ton Electronics, is lowered off the Giacomo Hotel at midnight.