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Buffalo Sabres announce 2013-14 regular-season schedule
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:30 pm
The Buffalo Sabres and the NHL today announced the team's 2013-14 regular-season schedule. The variable pricing designations and box office pricing for individual games will be released at a later date.
Niagara University students recognized during ROTC leadership training program
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:40 pm
Niagara University ROTC cadet Caleb Chin earned the No. 2 ranking among approximately 500 of his peers during a 29-day, leadership-infused training program designed to provide young men and women with the skills to become effective military leaders.
FedEx to donate shipping for local Peace Corp volunteer
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:30 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz has announced that, thanks to the donation of FedEx, local Peace Corps volunteer Luis Rivera is able to ship equipment to Botswana for a team he started during his service in that country.
HARBORcenter reaches agreement with Marriott International, Shaner Hotels to develop hotel facility
Wed, Jul 17th 2013 12:30 pm
HARBORcenter Development has announced an agreement was reached with Marriott International and Shaner Hotels to develop and operate the hotel facility at HARBORcenter in downtown Buffalo. The hotel property, which has been awarded a full-service Marriott franchise to be operated by Shaner Hotels, will be part of a $170 million multi-use hockey and entertainment complex in the Canalside District.
Artpark celebrates 40 years with re-creation of opening night concert
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 03:35 pm
Magic was in the air on the night of July 25, 1974, as a brand new "Art" park celebrated its grand opening. The idea was something totally innovative and different for its time.

Four decades late, Artpark invites patrons to relive that thrilling night.

Lewiston Civic Center: Residents vote 'no'
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 09:55 pm
As the Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote was revealed Monday night, a stoic Steve Reiter said it all.

"The public spoke. The public spoke," the Town of Lewiston supervisor said.

NIMAC board of directors elects John A. Cooper Sr. as new chairman
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 03:50 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council, the nonprofit organization that works to support the growth and prosperity of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its personnel, elected John A. Cooper Sr. as the organization's new chairman.
'The Sound of Music' at Artpark: Emilie Renier earns elite status
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 11:00 am
While many actors have made return appearances to the Artpark stage in recent years, in my mind there's just a handful who have stood out as master performers.

To this list of all-stars, I'm adding Emilie Renier, who plays Maria in "The Sound of Music," which opened Thursday.

This one's for 'Bro'
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 07:00 am
On Thursday, before the first performance of "The Sound of Music" at Artpark, a special presentation took place on stage. George Osborne, president of the performing arts venue, dedicated the eight-show run to Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., the visionary leader of Western New York's theater community who passed away last Thanksgiving.
Name that boat for Niagara Jet Adventures
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:35 pm
Let your child's imagination set sail to higher seas this summer with Niagara Jet Adventures' boat-naming contest. Open to children ages 2-12 who live within the Niagara River Region, participants have the opportunity to have a name of their choice appear on the very first boat of this new gorge attraction.
Artpark: 'The Sound of Music' outweighs the need for interpretation
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 11:10 am
Raise your hand if you guessed Artpark's summer musical would feature a cluster of children singing beneath a Nazi flag.
The Doobie Brothers make triumphant return to Artpark
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 09:05 am
The Doobie Brothers made it two sold-out crowds in a row at Artpark. The classic rock band brought 10,000 of its friends to "Tuesday in the Park."
Calling all plein air artists
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village invites all plein art artists to visit from Tuesday, July 30, to Sunday, Aug. 4. Just bring in your tools of choice, whether they are pen and ink, pencils, pastels, oils or watercolors, to gain free admission.
Bring your favorite (stuffed) friend to ride the carrousel at the Teddy Bear Picnic
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 07:00 am
What child could resist a trip on the carrousel with a favorite stuffed animal? Bring your best bear friend for a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts and treats at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum from 2 until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 8.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, 10,000 Maniacs to perform at free 'Saturdays on Old Falls Street'
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 07:00 am
"Saturdays on Old Falls Street," a two-week concert series, is coming to Old Falls Street, USA. The show on Saturday, July 20, features the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Then, on Saturday, July 27, the 10,000 Maniacs headline. Each show is free and open to the public and will be held from 5 to 10 p.m.

The BPO performance features the music of John Williams, Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer of "Superman," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial," "Star Wars," "Harry Potter" and many other notable Hollywood movies.

Niagara Hospice celebrates 25 years as only hospice provider in county
Mon, Jul 8th 2013 07:00 am
This summer, Niagara Hospice celebrates 25 years of caring for the most seriously ill residents of Niagara County.
Village of Lewiston working to acquire Frontier House
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:00 am
News broke Sunday that the Village of Lewiston created a petition seeking support for restoration of the historic Frontier House. Throughout this week, residents visiting the mayor's office in the Red Brick Municipal Building have been encouraged to sign the document. To date, more than 500 have obliged. In doing so, they asked one question: What's going on with the Frontier House?
'Discover Grand Island' through 'Paddles Up Niagara'
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:50 pm
The eighth annual "Paddles Up Niagara," presented by the Niagara River Greenway Commission - the organization that initially created a 25-mile length paddle-sport trail in the Niagara River in 2006 - is to take place along the southeastern shores of Grand Island on Saturday, July 27.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Wed, Jul 3rd 2013 10:45 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier will hold its annual "Duck Race" at Canal Fest of the Tonawandas on Saturday, July 20, at 3 p.m. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. An estimated 200,000 spectators are expected over the weeklong festival, from Sunday, July 14-21.
Seneca Niagara Casino announces $26 million transformation of main casino floor
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 02:20 pm
Officials with the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. have unveiled plans to completely renovate the 88,000-square-foot main gaming floor at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
Mayor Ortt to speak at Marine Appreciation Day at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 12:20 pm
Mayor Robert G. Ortt will be the guest speaker at the Marine Appreciation Day celebration hosted by the Conrad Kania Marine Corps Detachment, Marine Corps League. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park on River Road in the City of North Tonawanda.
Congressman Higgins announces latest projects along Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 04:10 pm
PHOTOS: Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by New York State Department of Transportation Regional Director Darrell Kaminski to announce ongoing progress on more than $4.2 million in projects designed to improve public access and recreational opportunities along Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Historical Association of Lewiston debuts audio walking tour
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 07:05 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has unveiled its first ever, free-of-charge, audio tour of Lewiston, which includes some of the village's most historic stories.
Craig Hosking: Adopted Lewiston resident in high demand in Hollywood
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 11:00 am
One could easily mistake part-time Lewiston resident Craig Hosking for Batman.
Baby, it's hot outside!
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 02:45 pm
Summer has arrived in Western New York with plenty of heat and humidity.

Senior citizens should take special care this time of year as the risk for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, increases with age, according to the National Institute on Aging.

Child Advocacy Center of Niagara honors Child Abuse Intervention Project members
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 11:55 am
Five members of the Niagara County Child Abuse Intervention Project were honored recently for their hard work and dedication during a recognition luncheon at Erie Canalside Banquets in Lockport. All those honored were nominated by their peers.
Buffalo History Museum's 150th anniversary exhibit 'Ever After,' closes July 7
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 11:55 am
"Ever After," an exhibit celebrating The Buffalo History Museum's sesquicentennial, closes Sunday, July 7. Starting in July 2012, "Ever After" exhibited prized and treasured artifacts from the museum's vast collection.
Aspire, iXpress presents 'Odyssey' at Burchfield Penney Art Center
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 11:50 am
Aspire of WNY is proud to celebrate a three-year partnership with the renowned Burchfield Penney Art Center by announcing its latest art showing. This mixed-media exhibit, titled "Odyssey," features a coordinated display of art, prose and music highlighting the talents of Aspire's iXpress program participants.
Oakwood Cemetery named Outstanding Preservation Project
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 07:00 am
Oakwood Cemetery Association, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, one of the oldest cemeteries in Western New York, has announced it was recognized for its Outstanding Preservation Project by Preservation Buffalo Niagara.
Chicago is 'The Inspiration' for sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 12:00 pm
Artpark welcomed its largest crowd of the summer, more than 10,000 in total, for "An Evening with Chicago." The legendary American band performed two sets and offered hit songs including "25 or 6 to 4," "If You Leave Me Now," "Another Rainy Day In New York City," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "You're the Inspiration."
NCIDA approves River Region applications for assistance
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 11:55 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors has approved applications for assistance received at its May meeting from AMDOR Inc. LLC for the proposed construction of a new manufacturing facility in Sanborn and from Bridgewater Estates LLC for a new senior housing complex in Lewiston. In addition, the board approved a revised application for assistance from KI PO Automotive for a $1.54 million expansion project to its operations in Ransomville.
Chris Collins invites engineering students to address Congress about hospital discharge app
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 09:45 am
Dubbed "Discharge Roadmap," the app is a mobile platform designed to help patients and their caregivers more effectively navigate the health care system upon being discharged from a hospital.
Artpark: 'Free Family Saturdays' offer hands-on art activities and live performances
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 09:40 am
Color your family summer memories with free art activities at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays," taking place July 6-27 from noon until 4 p.m. in the Outdoor Amphitheater area.
Higgins, Collins object to efforts to move Army Corps personnel out of Western New York
Tue, Jun 25th 2013 08:50 am
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Chris Collins (NY-27) are objecting to efforts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move functions performed in the Buffalo region to Louisville and Detroit.
Discovery Channel's 'Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda' smashes television, live, social media and digital ratings records
Mon, Jun 24th 2013 03:00 pm
On "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda," tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, "The King of the High Wire," made history as the first person ever to cross over the Grand Canyon.
John Percy named president of New York State Destination Marketing Organizations
Mon, Jun 24th 2013 02:25 pm
The New York State Destination Marketing Organizations (formerly the New York State Association of Conventions and Visitors Bureaus), recently announced the appointment of John Percy as president. Percy serves as president and CEO of the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.
Lewiston Knit-Wits make mark at Lewiston Opera Hall
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 12:40 pm
The Lewiston Knitwits (20 knitters and growing) gathered this fall, winter and spring to enjoy knitting and companionship twice a month at the Lewiston Opera Hall on Center Street. What began on a whim, based on a shared interest in knitting and crocheting, has happily culminated in an uplifting, shared beautification project.
Niagara Falls State Park reopens restored islands, cave and kicks off Prospect Point project
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 06:00 am
The first phase of the multi-year plan features a $1.8 million restoration at Three Sisters Islands that includes a new trolley shelter, expanded parking area, new pedestrian walkways and overlooks, enhanced landscaping, as well as new railings.
Tour of Kitchens winners announced
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 03:25 am
The White Linen Tea House of Wheatfield was the winner of the People's Choice Awards for Best Culinary Samples at the Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens held June 8 and 9. The home of Bob and Marian Granfield of Youngstown (The French Country Cottage) was the winner of the People's Choice - Best in Show for Décor and Tablescapes.
Memory Lane Café a treat for Alzheimer's families
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 07:00 am
According to the American Alzheimer's Association, more than 5.4 million Americans are living with the disease, including an estimated 55,000 in the Western New York region and close to 7,500 in Niagara County.
 


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