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Exploring a river called Niagara
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 01:45 pm
In a few days I would fish the Niagara River with full-time fishing guide Chris Cinelli. The Niagara River is a wild, world-class fishery drawing people from all over the world. Anticipation of the experience-of-a-lifetime created the hope of success; I would not be disappointed!
Community Missions reveals third annual #GivingTuesday plans
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 06:50 pm
As the holidays quickly approach, Community Missions is gearing up for its third annual #GivingTuesday event - and it's inviting the Niagara community to catch the giving spirit.
Harmonia celebrates magic of the season
Tue, Nov 17th 2015 07:00 am
The Harmonia Chamber Singers, under the direction of Artistic Director Robert Pacillo, present "This Is Christmastime" Christmas a-cappella this holiday season. The production includes everything from Renaissance motets to jazz standards.
Winkley sworn-in as supervisor in Lewiston
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 10:25 pm
The Town of Lewiston Town Council voted Monday to place Ron Winkley in the supervisor position until Steve Broderick takes the reins in January. The former Lewiston Police Department chief and Village of Lewiston trustee has served with this board since 2008.
Fuccillo donates $21,600 to Buffalo City Mission
Mon, Nov 16th 2015 12:30 pm
Fuccillo Automotive Group, which has three of its 23 dealerships located on Grand Island at Alvin Road, presented a check for $21,600 to the Buffalo City Mission to combat domestic violence in the community.
Rescue Mission to help deliver Thanksgiving meals
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 04:45 pm
The Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will once again deliver delicious turkey dinners to those in need in the Niagara Falls area on Thanksgiving Day though its "Feed the Falls" event.
Children's Clothes donation impacts local organizations
Tue, Nov 10th 2015 06:05 pm
More than 6,300 children's clothing items were donated to local organizations last weekend, thanks to the efforts of Greater Niagara Frontier Council's Boy Scout Troop 824 of Sanborn and Lollipop Loft Children's Consignment Store.
Town of Lewiston election: Janese ahead of Trane; Morreale holds on
Tue, Nov 10th 2015 05:10 pm
Following more than three hours of absentee and affidavit ballot tabulations inside the Niagara County Board of Elections Tuesday, Republican Town of Lewiston Highway Superintendent Doug Janese has taken a four-vote lead over Dave Trane. Newcomer Rob Morreale, meanwhile, has taken an eight-vote lead for the second available Town Board seat.
#MorningSun: That's a wrap
Mon, Nov 9th 2015 07:55 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano, his wife, Jeanette, and the Buffalo Niagara Film Office hosted a wrap party Saturday for the cast and crew of "Morning Sun." The event was held inside the newly refurbished Lewiston Event Center, where guests bowled, played games, dined and recalled stories from the Lewiston movie sets.
'Morning Sun' mom Joanna Bayless gladly shares feature debut with Lewiston
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 10:20 am
Joanna Bayless has been a successfully employed actor for more than three decades. Her work on stage has inspired and drawn praise from critics - and her co-stars.
'Morning Sun' creative team praises Lewiston
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 10:00 am
Summer Crockett Moore and Tony Glazer arrived in Lewiston four weeks ago with high hopes. Following an initial scouting trip and conversations with the Buffalo Niagara Film Office, they thought Lewiston would make an ideal setting for their film, "Morning Sun."
Ortt, AT&T, Niagara County Veterans Service Agency partner with Cell Phones For Soldiers to provide troops with free calls home
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:15 am
State Sen. Robert Ortt, AT&T and Niagara County Veterans Service Agency have teamed up with the nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers asking the community to help troops call home by donating cellular phones and tablets.
'Morning Sun' actors Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi loving Lewiston, digging film experience
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 07:00 am
Director Tony Glazer and "Morning Sun" producer Summer Crockett Moore weren't the only crew members to fall in love with Lewiston. Three of the film's stars - Neal Bledsoe, Diana DeGarmo and Danny Pudi - each said Lewiston is, indeed, a special destination.
Lance Henriksen talks 'Morning Sun,' working in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 07:15 pm
Iconic film actor Lance Henriksen has appeared in more than 200 films, including "Aliens," "The Terminator," "Pumpkinhead," "Hard Target" and "Scream III." He also starred in the critically acclaimed FOX series "Millennium," where he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Niagara University welcomes Disney Institute to Niagara Falls
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, "Disney's Approach to Business Excellence," to Niagara University's Niagara Global Tourism Institute in downtown Niagara Falls.
Ortt delivers $50,000 to Orleans/Niagara BOCES
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 09:45 am
State Sen. Rob Ortt presented a ceremonial check to Orleans/Niagara Board of Cooperative Educational Services Thursday in the amount of $50,000.
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K raise over $90,000 for Niagara Hospice
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:30 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K Race Director Paul Beatty Jr., along with members of his race committee, recently presented Niagara Hospice with a check for $94,472.14.
Erie County, partners announce expansion of mental health services in Buffalo Public Schools
Thu, Oct 29th 2015 02:25 pm
Fifteen new clinics will be opening across the Buffalo school system this fall, bringing the total number of schools that now provide students access to mental health services to 42.
Erie County: Poloncarz, former county executives publicly unveil paintings
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 04:20 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined today by former Erie County executives Ed Rutkowski, Dennis Gorski and Joel Giambra and relatives of former Erie County Executive B. John Tutuska for the public unveiling of six life-sized portraits painted by local artist Mary Smith that showcase the individuals who served as Erie County's first six county executives.
Ortt secures $185,000 to bring Dwyer Peer Support Program to Niagara County
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:25 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, chairman of the Senate committee on mental health and member of the committee on veterans, homeland security and military affairs, today announced he secured $185,000 to implement the PFC Joseph P. Dwyer Peer Support Program in Niagara County.
'Morning Sun': Lewiston mayor is a movie star
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:15 pm
Mayor Terry Collesano filmed a scene Monday for "Morning Sun," the Choice Films production shooting in the Village of Lewiston. While we won't give away any spoiler information, we can say director Tony Glazer was shocked at how well Collesano performed.
'Morning Sun' starlet needs a home
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 10:10 pm
Phyllis, an adorable, sweet-natured Shih-Tzu mix, got her big break when she was noticed by the Choice Films crew while they were scouting potential locations recently for the movie "Morning Sun."
Greater Niagara Ballet Company presents annual 'Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy'
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 05:00 pm
Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center will be transformed into a magical wonderland Sunday, Nov. 8, as the Greater Niagara Ballet Co. once again presents its "Breakfast with the Sugarplum Fairy."
Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 12:45 pm
Although trick-or-treaters are gearing up for Halloween night, residents and officials of the Town of Niagara have already begun preparing for the upcoming winter holidays.
Artpark announces new exec. director, wraps season with news of $11.5 mil economic impact to community
Thu, Oct 22nd 2015 11:10 am
Artpark & Company paid tribute to its famed outgoing president, formally introduced a new leader, and reported on the performing arts venue's economic impact at its recent annual meeting.
Niagara University unveils nursing simulation center
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 04:45 pm
Niagara University formally unveiled its new nursing simulation center during a blessing and dedication ceremony that was held Saturday, Oct. 10.
Generations gather at Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:30 am
It's that time of year again: Families are making a trip to the Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm to partake in seasonal hayrides, pumpkin picking and much more.
Writing a new chapter on Grand Island: Kaegebein teacher is author, mentor
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:25 am
Teacher Tricia McDonald has added author and playwright to her resume, and her fourth-grade students at Kaegebein Elementary are reaping the benefits as they learn to become authors, themselves.
Village of Lewiston: Developer offers new and improved plan for Fairchild property
Tue, Oct 13th 2015 05:25 pm
Jerge returned with a new idea - a plan, he said, that would benefit the Fairchild Place and Onondaga Street neighborhoods.
'Morning Sun' rising in Village of Lewiston; watch video of film announcement
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 02:55 pm
A major motion picture will be filmed this month in Lewiston.
PINKTOBER celebrated in Niagara Falls
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 11:05 pm
At a quarter to 8 p.m. Friday, about 100 people - mostly women, and many breast cancer survivors - joined together to form a "Living Ribbon" across the Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls. Participating in Hard Rock Café Niagara Falls USA's PINKTOBER celebration, these pink pashmina-clad people linked arms in the fight against breast cancer, and to show support for those fighting the loathsome disease.
Trick-or-treaters be aware of NT's Haunted Harbor
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:40 pm
The North Tonawanda and Tonawanda Youth, Recreation and Parks Departments and the cities' Gateway Committee are sponsoring the annual Haunted Harbor event, set to take place from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Gateway Harbor Park in North Tonawanda.
Grand Island: Walker transporting water helps spread message of CROP Walk
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:35 pm
Marie Edonyemya walked down a boat dock and filled a large bucket with water from the Niagara River, with the help of her husband, Byaombe Shabani. In front of a large group at the start of the Oct. 4 CROP walk at Beaver Island State Park, Edonyemya wrapped her head with colorful material, then Byaombe lifted the bucket and placed it on his wife's head.
Shine on: Restored Old Erie County Hall once again lights up downtown
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 03:05 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Tuesday by Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo (10th district), Commissioner of the Department of Public Works John Loffredo, and residents to officially "turn on the lights" and celebrate renovations at the restored Old Erie County Hall at 92 Franklin St., Buffalo.
Lt. Gov. Hochul visits NU to address 'Enough is Enough' sexual assault legislation
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 05:15 pm
Nineteen percent of women and 6 percent of men in college will be victims of attempted or completed sexual assault in the course of their undergraduate careers, according to a study funded by the National Institute of Justice.
Village of Lewiston declares second October Monday 'Indigenous Peoples Day'
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 08:50 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees unanimously approved a motion Monday to add an additional designation to Columbus Day. Starting this year, the second October Monday will be known as "Indigenous Peoples Day" to honor the local Native American community.
'Hay-Man Happening!': Artpark gets spooky
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:20 pm
Dark skies and rainy weather only added to the ambiance Saturday at Artpark as the venue hosted its first "Hay-Man Happening!" fall festival. Children (and some brave adults) dressed up in their scariest and most creative Halloween outfits, had their faces painted, listened to monster-mashing favorite songs and grabbed a bite from some food trucks.
Twenty years of friends & food: Sandi's in Wheatfield celebrates landmark anniversary
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:25 am
Sandi's Family Restaurant at the corner of River and Williams roads in Wheatfield will celebrate its 20th anniversary Oct. 7.
Sabres make annual trip to Miracle League
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
As they gear up for the start of the National Hockey League season, Buffalo Sabres past and present made a stop at the Miracle League in Veterans Park Monday to play with the special needs ballplayers.
On display: Second annual River Region Artists' Studio Tour & Art Walk set
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 05:00 am
Many talented artists quietly reside in Lewiston. On Saturday, Oct. 10, several of these artists will open their doors to the public for the second annual River Region Artists' Studio Tour & Art Walk. The artwork ranges from traditional paintings to jewelry and woodwork.