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Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Wed, Jul 3rd 2013 10:45 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier will hold its annual "Duck Race" at Canal Fest of the Tonawandas on Saturday, July 20, at 3 p.m. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. An estimated 200,000 spectators are expected over the weeklong festival, from Sunday, July 14-21.
Seneca Niagara Casino announces $26 million transformation of main casino floor
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 02:20 pm
Officials with the Seneca Nation of Indians and Seneca Gaming Corp. have unveiled plans to completely renovate the 88,000-square-foot main gaming floor at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel.
Mayor Ortt to speak at Marine Appreciation Day at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 12:20 pm
Mayor Robert G. Ortt will be the guest speaker at the Marine Appreciation Day celebration hosted by the Conrad Kania Marine Corps Detachment, Marine Corps League. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park on River Road in the City of North Tonawanda.
Congressman Higgins announces latest projects along Buffalo's Outer Harbor
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 04:10 pm
PHOTOS: Congressman Brian Higgins was joined by New York State Department of Transportation Regional Director Darrell Kaminski to announce ongoing progress on more than $4.2 million in projects designed to improve public access and recreational opportunities along Buffalo's Outer Harbor.
Historical Association of Lewiston debuts audio walking tour
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 07:05 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has unveiled its first ever, free-of-charge, audio tour of Lewiston, which includes some of the village's most historic stories.
Craig Hosking: Adopted Lewiston resident in high demand in Hollywood
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 11:00 am
One could easily mistake part-time Lewiston resident Craig Hosking for Batman.
Baby, it's hot outside!
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 02:45 pm
Summer has arrived in Western New York with plenty of heat and humidity.

Senior citizens should take special care this time of year as the risk for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, increases with age, according to the National Institute on Aging.

Child Advocacy Center of Niagara honors Child Abuse Intervention Project members
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 11:55 am
Five members of the Niagara County Child Abuse Intervention Project were honored recently for their hard work and dedication during a recognition luncheon at Erie Canalside Banquets in Lockport. All those honored were nominated by their peers.
Buffalo History Museum's 150th anniversary exhibit 'Ever After,' closes July 7
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 11:55 am
"Ever After," an exhibit celebrating The Buffalo History Museum's sesquicentennial, closes Sunday, July 7. Starting in July 2012, "Ever After" exhibited prized and treasured artifacts from the museum's vast collection.
Aspire, iXpress presents 'Odyssey' at Burchfield Penney Art Center
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 11:50 am
Aspire of WNY is proud to celebrate a three-year partnership with the renowned Burchfield Penney Art Center by announcing its latest art showing. This mixed-media exhibit, titled "Odyssey," features a coordinated display of art, prose and music highlighting the talents of Aspire's iXpress program participants.
Oakwood Cemetery named Outstanding Preservation Project
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 07:00 am
Oakwood Cemetery Association, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, one of the oldest cemeteries in Western New York, has announced it was recognized for its Outstanding Preservation Project by Preservation Buffalo Niagara.
Chicago is 'The Inspiration' for sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 12:00 pm
Artpark welcomed its largest crowd of the summer, more than 10,000 in total, for "An Evening with Chicago." The legendary American band performed two sets and offered hit songs including "25 or 6 to 4," "If You Leave Me Now," "Another Rainy Day In New York City," "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" and "You're the Inspiration."
NCIDA approves River Region applications for assistance
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 11:55 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors has approved applications for assistance received at its May meeting from AMDOR Inc. LLC for the proposed construction of a new manufacturing facility in Sanborn and from Bridgewater Estates LLC for a new senior housing complex in Lewiston. In addition, the board approved a revised application for assistance from KI PO Automotive for a $1.54 million expansion project to its operations in Ransomville.
Chris Collins invites engineering students to address Congress about hospital discharge app
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 09:45 am
Dubbed "Discharge Roadmap," the app is a mobile platform designed to help patients and their caregivers more effectively navigate the health care system upon being discharged from a hospital.
Artpark: 'Free Family Saturdays' offer hands-on art activities and live performances
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 09:40 am
Color your family summer memories with free art activities at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays," taking place July 6-27 from noon until 4 p.m. in the Outdoor Amphitheater area.
Higgins, Collins object to efforts to move Army Corps personnel out of Western New York
Tue, Jun 25th 2013 08:50 am
Congressmembers Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Chris Collins (NY-27) are objecting to efforts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move functions performed in the Buffalo region to Louisville and Detroit.
Discovery Channel's 'Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda' smashes television, live, social media and digital ratings records
Mon, Jun 24th 2013 03:00 pm
On "Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda," tightrope walker Nik Wallenda, "The King of the High Wire," made history as the first person ever to cross over the Grand Canyon.
John Percy named president of New York State Destination Marketing Organizations
Mon, Jun 24th 2013 02:25 pm
The New York State Destination Marketing Organizations (formerly the New York State Association of Conventions and Visitors Bureaus), recently announced the appointment of John Percy as president. Percy serves as president and CEO of the Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.
Lewiston Knit-Wits make mark at Lewiston Opera Hall
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 12:40 pm
The Lewiston Knitwits (20 knitters and growing) gathered this fall, winter and spring to enjoy knitting and companionship twice a month at the Lewiston Opera Hall on Center Street. What began on a whim, based on a shared interest in knitting and crocheting, has happily culminated in an uplifting, shared beautification project.
Niagara Falls State Park reopens restored islands, cave and kicks off Prospect Point project
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 06:00 am
The first phase of the multi-year plan features a $1.8 million restoration at Three Sisters Islands that includes a new trolley shelter, expanded parking area, new pedestrian walkways and overlooks, enhanced landscaping, as well as new railings.
Tour of Kitchens winners announced
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 03:25 am
The White Linen Tea House of Wheatfield was the winner of the People's Choice Awards for Best Culinary Samples at the Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens held June 8 and 9. The home of Bob and Marian Granfield of Youngstown (The French Country Cottage) was the winner of the People's Choice - Best in Show for Décor and Tablescapes.
Memory Lane Café a treat for Alzheimer's families
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 07:00 am
According to the American Alzheimer's Association, more than 5.4 million Americans are living with the disease, including an estimated 55,000 in the Western New York region and close to 7,500 in Niagara County.
Cuomo, Seneca Nation of Indians announce landmark agreement
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 05:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced an agreement between New York state and the Seneca Nation of Indians that resolves a multi-year dispute between the state and the nation. With this agreement, the state of New York recognizes and reconfirms the exclusivity of Seneca casino operations in the Western New York region, and the Seneca Nation agrees to resume payments and to make pro-rated repayments for past amounts that were in dispute.
First Niagara supports Community Missions of Niagara Frontier
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 12:30 pm
The First Niagara Foundation is providing financial support for Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. and its community soup kitchen as staff work to provide food for local families in need. Representatives made a $1,000 donation on Thursday.
Mount St. Mary's promotes artistic abilities with new collection from Opportunities Unlimited
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 12:00 pm
A collection created by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara artists was dedicated and blessed at a reception inside Mount St. Mary's Hospital. The works were created by people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities during fine arts classes offered through "Artisans Unlimited" at three OUN locations.
Ceretto votes to dissolve Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 09:15 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, voted Wednesday to dissolve the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority, which is the subject of a dispute between the state of New York and the Canadian authorities. Ceretto voted in favor of dissolution in order to speed up needed improvements to the Peace Bridge on the American side, improvements which his camp said are being held up by the Bridge Authority.

Ceretto said he still believes a resolution between New York and the Canadian authorities can be reached.

Video: Artpark loves Joan Jett's rock 'n' roll
Wed, Jun 12th 2013 10:15 am
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts performed "Bad Reputation," "Cherry Bomb," "I Love Rock-N-Roll" and a slew of new songs at Artpark, June 11, as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Kiwanis clubs promote peace
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 12:55 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Stamford, Ontario, held a ceremony Monday to rededicate a peace plaque that was established by the two clubs 50 years ago on the Lewiston Queenston International Bridge.
ReNU Niagara moves downtown, Institute for Civic Engagement named after Levesque
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 11:15 pm
ReNU Niagara is moving its offices downtown - and the institute that oversees the community-minded program has a new name.
Long-term dedication to Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS honored
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS Inc. presented a special award from the National Association of Realtors to 19 members for 40 years of service to the real estate industry as well as the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.
'Road Bros' vlogger, foodie Mike Shubic returns to Lewiston
Sat, Jun 8th 2013 09:00 am
Mike Shubic, one half of the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" "Best for Food" team the "Road Bros," returned to Lewiston this week - but not to judge its culinary offerings.
Diachun is senior of year
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 03:40 pm
Betsy Diachun of Lewiston's years of volunteerism in her community have paid off, with the active senior being named the 2013 Senior of the Year by the Niagara County Office for the Aging.
More than 120 Niagara University employees participate in 2013 Day of Service
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 05:00 pm
MaryAnne Brown has worked at Niagara University since 1996. During that time, she has participated in the university's employee Day of Service every year that it's been offered.
John Koelmel hired as president of HARBORcenter
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 04:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced the hiring of John Koelmel as president of HARBORcenter, the mixed-use hockey and entertainment facility currently under construction on the Webster Block in downtown Buffalo.
Niagara Falls Memorial receives award for excellence in surgical care
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 04:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a certificate of excellence by Univera Healthcare for the highest overall performance in Surgical Care Improvement Project measures.
Castellani Art Museum presents volunteer awards
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 10:25 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University held a volunteer awards luncheon at the Como Restaurant. The awards are in memory of the CAM's long-time volunteer coordinator and museum shop manager Anne LaBarbera.
22nd Annual Niagara Cup Classic benefits cardiac, stroke care at Memorial
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 10:25 am
One hundred sixty-five golfers took to the links Tuesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club for the 22nd annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament. The event raised $40,000, which will support health care programming at the hospital, particularly cardiac and stroke services.
Billy Idol rocks 'Tuesday in the Park' at Artpark
Wed, Jun 5th 2013 12:40 pm
VIDEO/PHOTOS: Billy Idol kicked off the 2013 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series at Artpark. The rebel rocker performed songs including "White Wedding," "Eyes Without a Face" and "Dancing with Myself."
'Homerun for Hospice' raises more than $2,000 for Niagara Hospice
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 12:05 pm
Amid drenching rain and unseasonably cold temperatures, baseball teams from Depew, Lewiston-Porter, Starpoint and Wilson followed through on their commitment and played in the "Homerun for Hospice" tournament. The event raised an impressive $2,137.80 for Niagara Hospice.
HART Interfaith to celebrate 30 years of service to community
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 07:00 am
HART Interfaith will mark 30 years of providing a valuable home care service to the Niagara County community when it holds its dinner and recognition affair Wednesday, June 12, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.