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Chamber Gala 2016: Ray's Tavern is Youngstown Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Ray's Tavern as the recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award.
Niagara University senior to 'Teach For America'
Wed, Mar 9th 2016 03:10 pm
Emma Pullano, a Niagara University senior, has been accepted into the Teach For America program.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara names Thomas O'Brien Volunteer of the Year
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 04:05 pm
Old Fort Niagara honored Thomas O'Brien of Youngstown as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year at its March 5 volunteer recognition breakfast.
Artpark announces Ray LaMontagne, Styx, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark confirmed six additional concerts in its 2016 season lineup. These headlining acts will perform this summer on Artpark's outdoor stage at the award-winning "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" series and the popular "Coors Light Wednesdays" series. The concerts just announced will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11.
UB professors pledge $1 million to support creative arts students
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:25 am
University at Buffalo faculty members Diane Christian and Bruce Jackson are widely known for having multifaceted careers. They recently added a new role to their lengthy résumés: Philanthropists. The pair has pledged a $1 million bequest commitment to support students of creative and performing arts at UB.
Residents have mixed opinions on Wheatfield's Summit mall sports facility
Thu, Mar 3rd 2016 10:00 am
Wheatfield residents discussed the pros and cons of the proposed Niagara International Sports and Entertainment facility for The Summit mall Wednesday night during a public information session held by the town's Planning Board.
Quasar cleans up after Wheatfield site's stock feed tank overflows
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 09:00 am
Wheatfield resident Monica Daigler was driving by Quasar Energy Group's Niagara Bio Energy facility on Liberty Drive Sunday when she saw "black stuff (coming) down the side of the feed tank."
UPDATED: Celebrate the Beatles in Lewiston
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts introduces a new event, "Twist and Shout" - a daylong celebration of the Beatles - will take place from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at The Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. Tickets are $5.
KeyBank provides $12 million for workforce and affordable housing development in Niagara Falls
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 11:15 am
KeyBank announced it will provide a total of $12 million in capital to help develop the Niagara City Lofts in Niagara Falls.
Future Transportation Facility called 'one-of-a-kind'
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 08:00 am
The district is eagerly anticipating the opening of its new transportation facility behind Sidway Elementary School.
Village of Lewiston: So, what about that ice rink?
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 08:00 am
It's been 18 months since the Village of Lewiston made public its plans to upgrade the North Water Street parking lot, add extra spaces and build an ice rink and museum off North First Street. In that time, little has been said, with the explanation nothing would happen until funding was in place.
'Frozen falls' climber Will Gadd returns to Niagara
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 02:50 pm
Nearly 13 months after he successfully climbed a frozen Niagara Falls, internationally renowned climber Will Gadd returned Thursday to find somewhat different conditions.
Erie County, Town of Cheektowaga 'chip' in for savings
Thu, Feb 25th 2016 04:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, in collaboration with the Town of Cheektowaga Highway Department, has announced the cleanup of winter debris and tree limbs at Como Lake Park is being aided through the use of a town-owned wood chipper, resulting in savings of approximately $9,000 to the county.
UB architect builds weather station on two wheels
Thu, Feb 25th 2016 03:45 pm
It's a bizarre scene: A man on a cargo bike tricked out with lots of strange-looking equipment labors up and down the streets of Cleveland and surrounding suburbs.
Ortt introduces legislation to renew and amend casino funding formula
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 03:15 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, has introduced legislation that would change the state's funding formula for the Seneca Niagara Casino and allow the host city, the City of Niagara Falls, to keep a greater percentage of the net drop from slot machine revenue.
ECHDC announces construction start for new Queen City Bike Ferry landing on Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Tue, Feb 23rd 2016 02:55 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced construction has started on the new Queen City Bike Ferry landing on Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Best for a reason: Students, parents praise Adell's School of Dance
Thu, Feb 18th 2016 02:25 pm
In the nearly 10 years since Adell opened Adell's School of Dance, her studio has developed a reputation for seamlessly tying together hard work and fun.
Lewiston's Asklar, Conroy HARBORCENTER public art contest winners
Thu, Feb 18th 2016 11:00 am
HARBORCENTER today announced the winner of its online public art contest. Lewiston residents Thomas Paul Asklar and Matthew Sinclair Conroy have won the contest with a design that symbolizes the renaissance of Buffalo and the new beginning of the Queen City, while paying tribute to its past.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Byblos Resort & Spa steps up as platinum sponsor of Citizen of the Year Awards Dinner
Fri, Feb 12th 2016 08:00 pm
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th year of honoring Islanders who have made the town a better place to live, work and play.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce reveals gala award winners
Wed, Feb 10th 2016 02:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, April 29, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
UPDATE: Brickyard expanding, taking over Brio
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 02:25 pm
Top Lewiston restaurateurs Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews are expanding by subtraction.
'Be Mine with Wine': Niagara Wine Trail gives locals, tourists a different date option
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 08:00 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is offering its annual "Be Mine with Wine" Valentine-themed event for those who wish to treat their sweethearts (or themselves) this February.
Lewiston Film Festival debuting in April
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 04:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has partnered with organizers of the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival to create a satellite event in Lewiston. Committee members recently met to discuss plans for the Lewiston Film Festival, which will debut April 1-2.
Adell's School of Dance raises over $4,000 for Niagara Hospice
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 07:10 pm
Dancers from Adell's School of Dance performance/competition team recently held a fundraiser that raised money for their team while supporting their community.
NFP's annual fish fry contest is now open
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 12:25 pm
Vote for your favorite fish fry as part of Niagara Frontier Publications' annual "Best Fish Fry" contest. The place with the most votes will receive a full write-up in the Tribune, Dispatch and Sentinel, plus additional photos and a video online at www.wnypapers.com.
Going to the dogs: Heart of Niagara 'A Taste of The Niagara Region' photos
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 02:50 pm
About 400 people were expected to attend Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's fourth annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," Saturday afternoon inside The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
The Grand Island Citizen of the Year Awards Committee is planning its 50th annual awards dinner to recognize individuals and businesses that have given greatly to the community and made it a better place to live, work and play.
Mount View offers seniors a new lease on life
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 07:00 am
At Mount View Assisted Living in Lockport, seniors aren't considered "old people." They're not forced into stereotypical hobbies or limited on what they can or can't do. In fact, they're encouraged to think past limitations - age, sickness, injury or anything else that would slow a person down.
A B.A.S.I.C. winter recess at NU: Serving those in need
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:35 am
When college students travel during the winter semester break, it's rare they do so to harvest potatoes, pick carrots and feed the homeless - unless said college students attend Niagara University.
Ortt welcomes Croci to tour Niagara Falls Air Base
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 02:40 pm
State Sens. Rob Ortt and Patrick Gallivan welcomed Sen. Tom Croci of Sayville to their districts Wednesday during a tour of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park and the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Wednesday. The visit to the naval park and air base was a fist for Croci.
Billoni: Impressed with US Naval Sea Cadet Corps
Wed, Jan 27th 2016 01:10 pm
As the secretary of the board of the directors of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park at Canalside on Buffalo's beautiful waterfront, the overnight stay-encampment program offered for youth groups during the spring and fall each season has always impressed me.
11 Niagara University students score 'Super Sunday' experience
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 03:50 pm
The stage is set for Super Bowl 50 - and 11 Niagara University students will be working behind the scenes as the Carolina Panthers take on the Denver Broncos in the National Football League's showcase event.
Food Bank of WNY awarded BJ's Charitable Foundation grant
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:20 pm
The Food Bank of Western New York was awarded a $23,500 grant from BJ's Charitable Foundation to support agency capacity building by purchasing new refrigerators and freezers for nine food pantries throughout Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties.
UB hyperbaric chamber upgrade is a family affair
Mon, Jan 25th 2016 03:15 pm
One of the most unique pieces of research equipment at the University at Buffalo is about to get a makeover.
Plans for Stella Niagara Preserve unveiled
Sat, Jan 23rd 2016 01:00 am
At an evening presentation held before roughly 100 people at the Lewiston Senior Center, Western New York Land Conservancy representatives unveiled both their vision plan and the concept plan for the preserve.
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.