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NU students fundraise for Peruvian orphanage while studying abroad
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:20 pm
Niagara University students are committed to making a difference in the lives of others, whenever and - the operative term here - wherever they are needed.
First Niagara, Baird Foundation partner to support Baker Victory Services
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 05:10 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Baird Foundation are providing the funding for a new van for Baker Victory Services' "Work Appreciation for Youth" program.
Chef's Restaurant Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle raises $25,000 for Billittier Foundation
Mon, Jun 8th 2015 10:55 am
Saturday's Louis J. Billittier Foundation Motorcycle Poker Run and Charity Raffle raised $25,000 for the namesake and Western New York charities including the Buffalo Hearing and Speech Center.
Andrews says Frontier House bones 'way better' than public perception
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 06:00 am
When community members, elected and business leaders strategize what to do with the 10-years-dormant Frontier House, the conversations tend to suggest the 191-year-old building is dilapidated, falling apart and structurally suspect. Broker Bruce Andrews doesn't use those words. Instead, he calls the Center Street landmark amazing and uses descriptions like character, craftsmanship and skill.
Stella Niagara Preserve forever protected thanks to successful multimillion-dollar fundraising effort
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 05:50 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy and the Friends of the Stella Niagara Preserve announced Thursday the Land Conservancy is now the proud owner of the 29-acre Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in the Town of Lewiston.
Fondo a gran success
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
The Hospice Gran Fondo, presented by M&T Bank, brought its "party on wheels" to Niagara County May 16 for its second annual ride to benefit Niagara Hospice. More than 600 cyclists gathered at Krull Park in Olcott and set out on three scenic routes throughout the Niagara Wine Trail.
Community garage sale tops $5,000 in support of Campus Ministry
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 04:40 pm
Niagara University's end-of-year community garage sale has now raised more than $5,000 in support of its office of campus ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Rainforest Cafe Niagara Falls USA grand opening
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 06:35 pm
NFNY Hotel Management LLC has announced the opening of Rainforest Cafe, the newest attraction in Niagara Falls USA. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon. The restaurant opened to the public at 6:30 p.m.
Sarkees' 'Deposits for Food' provides more funding for area soup kitchens
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 10:20 am
In late May, Community Missions presented its annual Public Relations Award to Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees as part of its annual awards brunch. Sarkees was recognized for his "Deposits for Food" program, for which he collects bottles, cans and scrap metal for redemption, then donates the proceeds to area soup kitchens.
Dog meets world: Niagara SPCA finds new ways to introduce adoptable dogs to potential 'forever homes'
Fri, May 29th 2015 06:05 pm
Walking down the halls of an animal shelter filled with dog kennels can be a little intimidating. Stuck in a small space with enough room to move around, but not to run and surrounded by strangers, a dog in a kennel can get pretty excited when it sees a new face walking by.
Frontier House hits the market
Wed, May 27th 2015 04:05 pm
The historic Frontier House in Lewiston is officially on the market.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey will not seek second term
Tue, May 26th 2015 02:25 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey announced Tuesday he would not seek re-election this November. He and his wife have decided to spend more time with family.
National Grid begins major investments in Niagara County infrastructure
Thu, May 21st 2015 01:25 pm
Nearly $8 million in additions and improvements to the National Grid electrical network are underway in Niagara County, the company announced Thursday.
'20 years in the making': Elected leaders join Strangio family at grand opening of Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 21st 2015 12:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the new $10.2 million Wingate by Wyndham Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2015 schedule of events
Wed, May 20th 2015 07:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed its programming lineup for 2015.
The J. Geils Band completes Artpark 'Tuesdays' lineup
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:45 am
Artpark announced The J. Geils Band will close out the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" outdoor concert series Sept. 8. Tickets ($12 advance general admission/$17 week of show, $27 front-of-stage pit, $50 VIP producer's deck seating) go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 22.
Lewiston Council on the Arts: 'Peace Garden Painting Parties' with Thomas Paul Asklar
Mon, May 18th 2015 11:00 am
Lewiston artist and art educator Thomas Paul Asklar is going to offer summer painting workshop parties for adults in the Lewiston Peace Garden on Thursdays this summer. Asklar will lead the group in painting experiences - no prior experience is necessary.
Chamber Gala: 10 years in the making
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:55 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Lewiston interfaith memorial service honors officers killed on duty
Thu, May 14th 2015 02:50 pm
As part of National Police Week, law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored Wednesday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
'Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt' participants cover Lewiston to raise money for Mount St. Mary's
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
More than 150 people participated in the second "Amazing Grace Scavenger Hunt" Saturday, May 9, in the Village of Lewiston. The event, coordinated by the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, raised more than $7,000 for the creation of a helipad at Mount St. Mary's.
Niagara University: 'Silver Jubilee' celebrates 25 years of priesthood for Father Maher
Wed, May 13th 2015 10:00 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus at NU, offered the homily during Saturday's special Mass.
Poloncarz proclaims Women's Lung Health Week in Erie County
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:30 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Deputy Erie County Executive Maria Whyte, Erie County Health Commissioner Dr. Gale Burstein, and Erie County Commissioner of Public Advocacy Sawrie Becker to proclaim "Women's Lung Health Week" in Erie County.
Niagara University, Niagara County Bar Association form Niagara Law Center
Mon, May 11th 2015 12:20 pm
On May 1 - Law Day - the provost of Niagara University and the president of the Bar Association of Niagara County met at the Niagara Falls Country Club to officially establish the long-awaited Niagara Law Center.
North Tonawanda names May Meals on Wheels Month
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Mayor Art Pappas declared May Meals on Wheels Month in the City of North Tonawanda Tuesday during a proclamation to the organization, praising it for its service to residents.
Construction gets under way at new Golisano Center for Community Health
Fri, May 8th 2015 05:15 pm
Excavation and site preparation work are well underway for the new Golisano Center for Community Health at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Niagara County SPCA: 25 small breed dogs, puppies seized in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 7th 2015 04:30 pm
The Niagara County SPCA has received 25 small breed dogs ranging from 2 weeks of age to a couple of years old from a seizure on 10th Street in Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls: NTCC celebrates hospitality employees with 'Day of Appreciation'
Wed, May 6th 2015 03:10 pm
In recognition of National Travel & Tourism Week, and in preparation for the kickoff to the 2015 summer tourism season, the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. hosted a "Day of Appreciation" Wednesday for hospitality employees throughout Niagara County.
Video: Spicey Pickle hosts annual Cinco de Mayo 'NOOCH'-eating contest
Tue, May 5th 2015 10:10 pm
Seven competitors entered the culinary ring Tuesday to tackle the mighty "NOOCH" burrito, a 14-inch meat-on-meat tortilla with lettuce, tomato, cheese and medium sauce. The first one to finish would win The Spicey Pickle's eating competition.
Erie County: Poloncarz, officials promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 4th 2015 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined on the steps of the Edward A. Rath county office building Saturday by Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, Erie County Commissioner of Central Police Services John Glascott, elected officials, community members and officials from ABATE of NY Buffalo-Erie Chapter to start the motorcycle season with a call for increased safety and awareness.
Planning underway for Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Mon, May 4th 2015 07:00 am
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 16th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for you. The Cruise and Clambake, held rain or shine, is scheduled for Friday, July 10, at the Youngstown Yacht Club. Registration is now open for the event.
Lewiston gets unexpected gift
Sat, May 2nd 2015 07:10 am
Financials - good and not so good - were heard at the Lewiston Town Board session Monday.
Lower Niagara Moose Lodge assists local family
Fri, May 1st 2015 04:45 pm
Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 of Lewiston held a steak dinner benefit April 18 to assist the family of Lewiston-Porter second-grader Analyse Gibas, who is currently battling diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare and difficult form of brain cancer.
Seneca Resorts & Casinos unveil 'Summer Rush' entertainment lineup
Thu, Apr 30th 2015 01:35 pm
Summer nights in Western New York promise to be a little hotter and the stars even brighter, thanks to the "Summer Rush" entertainment lineup announced today by Seneca Resorts & Casinos.
Summer concert schedule announced at Canalside
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 07:25 pm
Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. today announced an exciting concert lineup for summer 2015 on Buffalo's waterfront. This year, ECHDC is proud to announce that, with the support of its sponsors, Canalside will have 12 free Thursday concerts - two more than last year - that run from June 4 to Aug. 20.
NYPA receives Outstanding Stewards of America's Waters award for Niagara River habitat improvement
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 05:25 pm
The New York Power Authority has received an award from the National Hydropower Association for habitat restoration on a small but ecologically important island on the Niagara River in the Town of Grand Island.
NT waste collection event nets 62 tons
Tue, Apr 28th 2015 02:35 pm
More than 20 tons of toxic waste and 40 tons of electronic waste were turned into the Niagara County Refuse District at a Sunday morning collection in North Tonawanda, the chairwoman of the Niagara County Refuse District's oversight committee announced Monday night.
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.