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Aquarium of Niagara fundraiser hails the grape
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 05:15 pm
M&T Bank will once again be the grand marquee sponsor for the Aquarium of Niagara's annual "Winds, Waves & Wines," which celebrates the area's grape harvest. "WWW XIV" will be held Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Convention & Event Center Niagara Falls from 6 to 9 p.m.
Peach Festival photo gallery
Mon, Sep 9th 2013 12:00 pm
Visit our photo gallery this week for a complete pictorial recap of the Niagara County Peach Festival.
Alexandra Casale named Peach Queen in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 9th 2013 08:25 am
Alexandra Casale was crowned Peach Queen Sunday night to cap the 56th annual Niagara County Peach Festival.
Lewiston Council on the Arts presents Marble Orchard Ghost Walks
Sat, Sep 7th 2013 07:00 am
Whether you're just out to have some fun or learn something of the paranormal, Lewiston's Marble Orchard Ghost Walks showcase Lewiston's rough and tumble frontier past as well as its gloriously ghost-filled present.
Couple volunteers to provide Hope Before Heaven
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 08:40 pm
All dogs go to heaven, of course. Still, it's pretty difficult to lose a loved pet, especially if there's a chance that pet might be saved by veterinary care.
Olcott/Wilson: Congressman Collins, state and local leaders call for harbor maintenance and protection
Wed, Sep 4th 2013 11:55 pm
Following a tour of Olcott and Wilson harbors, Congressman Chris Collins joined with state and local leaders to highlight the urgent need to maintain and protect local harbors along Lake Ontario's south shoreline.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School welcomes new teachers
Wed, Sep 4th 2013 06:55 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School conducted extensive faculty and staff development Tuesday, in preparation for a strong and progressive school year.
Tickets on sale now for 20th anniversary of The World's Largest Disco
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Conesus Fest for Charity has announced the 20th anniversary of The World's Largest Disco, presented by Univera Healthcare, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Buffalo Convention Center. The event runs from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., and features a mammoth, 64,000-square-foot dance floor, a concert-size sound/light show and surprise appearances from celebrities from the era.
Old Fort Niagara, State Parks events will mark 250th anniversary of Devil's Hole Battle
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 07:00 am
On Sept. 14-15, Old Fort Niagara and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will present a weekend of special programs that commemorate the 250th anniversary of two historic skirmishes that occurred at Devil's Hole on Sept. 14, 1763.
New president, new building, new year: Niagara University welcomes new additions to its campus
Sat, Aug 31st 2013 07:05 am
Throughout the short summer months, the students at Niagara University have been preparing for their first day of classes. While new and returning students were buying books and finalizing their class schedules, the university's faculty and staff have been busy at work. This fall, Niagara will welcome a new president and a new science building to campus.
Niagara County Peach Festival: Old-fashioned fun for all ages
Sat, Aug 31st 2013 07:00 am
The countdown to an annual end-of-summer favorite in Lewiston is now underway
Frontier House parking lot opens
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 07:00 pm
Alan Hastings, pictured, president of the historic Frontier House, reached an agreement with the Village of Lewiston this week to re-open the Frontier House parking lot to municipal traffic.
'Shuffle off to Buffalo' (Launch Club) for Antique Boat Show
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 04:40 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 7, the Niagara Frontier Antique and Classic Boats Inc. is hosting its 36th annual Antique Boat Show and Raceboat Reunion at the Buffalo Launch Club at 503 E. River Road on Grand Island. The show begins at 10 a.m. and will feature antique watercraft from boat owners and enthusiasts from across the nation.
NCCC Foundation to recognize Distinguished Student scholars
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 07:00 am
Five new Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients from Niagara County Community College will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
North Tonawanda: Mayor Ortt holds groundbreaking event for Meadow Drive Extension
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 06:35 pm
Mayor Ortt, Congressman Brian Higgins, former Congressman Thomas Reynolds, Sen. George Maziarz, City Attorney Shawn Nickerson and other local officials participated in a groundbreaking event for the long-awaited Meadow Drive Extension.
Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino celebrates grand opening as downtown gaming destination
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 01:25 pm
With the backdrop of a spectacular fireworks display, officials with the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. looked on with pride Tuesday night as the long-awaited Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino made its official debut in downtown Buffalo. The $130 million gaming facility becomes the latest attraction in the rapidly developing Cobblestone District along the Inner Harbor.
ZZ Top: Artpark goes crazy for sharp-dressed men
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 12:30 pm
VIDEO: ZZ Top closed the 2013 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark with a mix of new songs and classics, including "Gimme All Your Lovin," "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Legs."
Youngstown: Save Labor Day weekend for Field Days
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 07:00 am
The proud men and women of the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. are hosting their Field Days on Labor Day weekend, and you're invited.
Alan Hastings takes over Frontier House in Lewiston
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 09:40 am
Alan Hastings has made a name for himself on the Lewiston waterfront, working with his father, Richard, to transform a coal silo into one of the village's most popular restaurants.

Now, he hopes to do the same with the long-dormant Frontier House.

All that Jazz
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 11:45 pm
Huge crowds descended on Lewiston Friday and Saturday for the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival. Great music was ongoing from one end of Center Street to the other, the food and merchandise vendors were all busy, the jewelry tent was bright and cheerful with new lighting, and the street was filled with folks of all ages having a good time.
Niagara Now: 'FAMing' the Falls
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 12:10 am
The summer months in Niagara USA are peak season for anyone who works in the travel and tourism industry, and that's especially true for those in a marketing and communications role.
Celebrating a century
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 12:00 am
The Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co. recently hosted a 100th birthday party in its pavilion on Lockport Road for Elmer Moje. More than 200 people attended to honor Moje, who has been a member of the fire company for more than 60 years and just reached the century mark.
Memorial Medical Center completes new operating theater
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 11:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently completed construction of a $366,000 operating room in the center's Hodge Building. The new facility, located in Memorial's women's health pavilion, will increase surgical capacity.
Amberleigh 'packed the bus' for those less fortunate school children
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 01:00 pm
The children are the future, and the residents of Amberleigh Retirement Community went all out to ensure the upcoming school year would be bright for less fortunate students in Western New York.
Motown memories: Gladys Knight wows Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 11:45 am
Gladys Knight brought charm, humor, wit, sass and a whole lot of talent to Artpark Aug. 20 as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Niagara Hospice celebrates 25 years
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 12:20 am
To celebrate its 25 years of service to Niagara County residents, and to increase awareness of hospice care, Niagara Hospice held a 25th anniversary gala, "Under the Stars," beneath the newly constructed Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion
Lewiston receives first look at proposed Ellicott Development plaza
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 11:00 am
Members of the public have received their first look at the proposed Ellicott Development project eyed for Center Street. At Monday's Village of Lewiston Planning Board meeting, David M. Hall, planning and development coordinator for the Buffalo-based property management firm, informed attendees - including four members of the Village Board of Trustees - of his company's intention to build the village's first north-side plaza.

The development would begin on Center Street and lead down to Onondaga Street. Potential tenants include a fast food restaurant, a bank and a drugstore.

Old Fort Niagara relives its past
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara was once a strategic encampment that controlled access to the Great Lakes and was the setting for some of some of America's notable revolutionary era battles.
McDonald's celebrates 45 years serving 'twoallbeefpattiesspecialsauce ...'
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 08:00 pm
The Big Mac sandwich - with its catchy jingle and elusive sauce recipe - is celebrating its 45th birthday this year. To honor this American icon, McDonald's restaurants across Western New York are planning a special party featuring a tasteful gift for thousands of Big Mac fans.
University at Buffalo to welcome President Barack Obama
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 02:00 pm
When President Barack Obama addresses an audience at the University at Buffalo on Thursday, Aug. 22, it will mark the first time since 1853 that a sitting U.S. president has spoken at the university.
Plans take shape for 56th Niagara County Peach Festival
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, organizers of the 56th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, report final planning is underway for the annual fall favorite, set to take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 to 8, at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
The O'Jays and eight-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight perform at Artpark
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Artpark brings the best of Motown to the outdoor amphitheater stage as part of the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series. "Empress of Soul" Gladys Knight and living legends The O'Jays team up for their "Family Reunion Tour," making a stop at the Lewiston venue on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.
Higgins joins Community Health Center of Niagara for National Health Center Week event
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 12:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins was in Niagara Falls to join the Community Health Center of Niagara in recognizing Community Health Center Week. In 2010, Community Health Center of Buffalo opened the Community Health Center of Niagara, a satellite location and the first Federally Qualified Health Center in Niagara Falls.
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves applications for assistance for Niagara Jet Adventures, Niagara Falls hotelier
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors today approved applications for assistance received at its June meeting from Niagara Jet Adventures LLC for a new tourism jetboat tour company in Youngstown, and from 452 Third Street LLC for a conversion of an abandoned building in Niagara Falls into an 11-room hotel.
Video: Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 12:15 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd drew a sold-out crowd at Artpark Tuesday. The classic rock all-stars performed a slew of hit songs for the happy audience.
GNBC stages grand ballet 'Coppélia' at Artpark
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 04:10 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company brings "Coppélia" to the Artpark & Company Mainstage Theater for two shows on Saturday, Aug. 17. Ballet's great comedy will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m.
Froelich recognized during ROTC leadership course for possessing 'Warrior Ethos'
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:55 pm
Niagara University student Ethan Froelich was selected from a group of his peers at the 2013 Leader Development and Assessment Course as the ROTC cadet who best represented the "Warrior Ethos," a term coined to reflect the embodiment of a soldier.
Higgins welcomes great lakes ship to waterfront
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins welcomed the U.S. Geological Survey research vessel "The Muskie" to Canalside for public tours over the weekend.
2013 Lewiston Art Festival winners
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts released a list of winners from this past weekend's Lewiston Art Festival.
Niagara University Theatre announces 50th anniversary season
Sat, Aug 10th 2013 07:05 am
Fifty and fabulous? No doubt about it! This season Niagara University Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season with what is expected to be an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes.