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Peach Queen contestants meet
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Contestants vying for the title of Peach Queen of the 2013 Niagara County Peach Festival met with the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston at the Lewiston Event Center. Current Peach Queen Margaret Dorian, Peach Queen contestants and Kiwanis Club members had an afternoon of bowling and fun.
Say FAREwell to food allergies
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
With all the things that can cause parents gray hairs these days, you would think something as innocent as a birthday cupcake or the childhood staple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches wouldn't be on the list.
'Over the Edge' takes fundraising to new heights
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
A birds-eye view of Niagara Falls atop the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel was a breathtaking experience that left me awestruck and reminded of my humble mortality. What better time to be reminded of fragile existence than when dangling by a rope from the top of the tallest hotel in the area?
Cuomo delivers $89 million check to City of Niagara Falls as part of landmark agreement with Seneca Nation of Indians
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was joined Wednesday by Seneca Nation President Barry E. Snyder Sr. to present a check for $89 million to the City of Niagara Falls, delivering the first payment as part of the landmark agreement reached in June that resolved a multi-year dispute between the state and the nation.

"By working together and both sides coming to the table in the spirit of collaboration and respect, the state and Seneca Nation of Indians were able to end years of dispute and reach an agreement that is a major victory for all parties involved," Cuomo said.

Memorial announces Premier 2014 co-chairs
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 06:00 pm
Renee Taefi Baughman, M.D., and Lucy and Dominick Muto have been named co-chairs of The 2014 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Mayor Ortt and Mayor Pilozzi announce Schooner Lois McClure visiting Twin Cities on Aug. 7
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 01:15 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt and City of Tonawanda Mayor Ronald J. Pilozzi have announced Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's schooner Lois McClure will be in port in Gateway Harbor Park on the City of Tonawanda side on Wednesday, Aug. 7, between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. during her tour commemorating the War of 1812 bicentennial.
HARBORcenter to be home of Canisius College hockey
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 11:45 am
HARBORcenter President John Koelmel today announced HARBORcenter will be the new home of Canisius College's Division I men's ice hockey program, beginning when the $172 million hockey and entertainment complex is completed in September 2014.
Congressman Chris Collins and local families push Kids First Research Act
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 02:10 pm
Congressman Chris Collins and families affected by juvenile diabetes came together Monday to support the Kids First Research Act (H.R. 2019). Collins is a co-sponsor of the legislation that would eliminate federal funding for presidential campaigns and party conventions, and reallocate the funding to expand pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health.
Familiar favorites, new attractions at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 07:00 am
Citizens of Niagara County are eagerly anticipating the return of their very own Niagara County Fair, sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County.
'Three Cousins' featured in art show
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 07:00 am
Three Grand Island residents will host the "The Three Cousins Art Show" beginning Aug. 3. Angelo F. LaDuca, Thomas A. Insana and Marilyn L. Wilson, all cousins, will host an art show at the Partners In Art Gallery in North Tonawanda.
Artpark observes 40th anniversary in style
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:05 am
Artpark & Company celebrated 40 years with the "Artpark Opening Night 1974 Anniversary Concert." The Mainstage Theater event was a recreation of the program that was presented on the performing arts venue's first night, and featured JoAnn Falletta conducting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Niagara now: Growing tourism industry saving taxpayer dollars
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 06:55 am
Over the past decade, tourism has experienced continued growth to become one of the fastest growing economic sectors in Niagara County, turning tourism into a key driver for progress.
Higgins: Almost $3 million dedicated to education, community enhancement projects in Buffalo
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, announced The Service Collaborative of WNY Inc. has been awarded more than $2.88 million in federal funding through the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Department of Labor.
Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital rated in top 10 percent nationally for patient satisfaction
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 03:10 pm
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital has earned a "Five Star Excellence Award" for scoring in the top 10 percent nationally in patient satisfaction for the second consecutive year.
Artpark: Buddy Guy celebrates 77th birthday with new album and tour
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 02:45 pm
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy, winner of six Grammys, the National Medal of Arts, and recognized by Rolling Stone Magazine as No. 30 on it list of the 100 top guitarists of all time, will be joined by Robert Randolph and The Family Band on Thursday, Aug. 1, at Artpark's Mainstage Theater.
Special Olympics New York goes 'Over the Edge'
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 06:00 pm
Would you be brave enough to scale 27 stories? Nearly 100 adventurous individuals will put their endurance to the test Friday as they rappel 357 feet down the Seneca Niagara Casino for Over the Edge, a fundraiser put on by Special Olympics New York.
Niagara County launches Lockport pharmaceutical drop-off point
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 02:00 pm
Niagara County residents can now drop old prescription drugs, expired medications, and other common pharmaceuticals off at a confidential drop-off site at the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.
First Niagara helps provide educational enrichment opportunities for local youth
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 01:55 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Programs are partnering to provide instruction for local children, at no cost, in fundamental life skill development, sports skill development, as well as academic support in science and math.
Suneel's Light Foundation announces board of directors
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 01:50 pm
Suneel's Light, a foundation that raises resources to fund genetic research leading to the cure of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and to increase public awareness of the genetic disease, has elected Stephen Szymanski president of the board.
Artpark goes Blue
Wed, Jul 24th 2013 01:50 am
VIDEO, PICS: Award-winning Canadian band Blue Rodeo entertained Artpark patrons July 23 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Gov. Cuomo details flood recovery program
Wed, Jul 24th 2013 12:50 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo visited Lockport Tuesday to discuss the New York state flood recovery program and urge eligible residents and businesses in Niagara County to apply for state aid.

The $16 million flood recovery program is intended to provide immediate recovery assistance to victims of recent floods and to address gaps in coverage for impacted homeowners, business owners and farmers in Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Niagara and Oneida counties.

Niagara Catholic celebrates Alumni Weekend
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 12:25 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School celebrated its legacy, as well as the storied history of St. Mary's, Bishop Duffy and Madonna, as part of Alumni Weekend 2013.
Back to the Marble Orchard
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 11:25 am
Pleasant weather greeted the folks who came to Hennepin Park in Lewiston Sunday afternoon for the Marble Orchard Players production, "The Spirits of 1813."
YYC Level Regatta's 'last hurrah' next weekend
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 11:00 am
A decades-long sailing tradition on the northern Niagara scene is coming to an end next weekend.
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.
 


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