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Triple the love for Lapp family benefit
Fri, May 10th 2013 10:30 pm
Two benefit events are being planned this month for the three children of the late Kevin Lapp of Wheatfield.
Gov. Cuomo launches New York's largest tourism campaign in decades
Wed, May 8th 2013 11:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of New York's largest tourism campaign in decades, committing nearly $60 million to grow the industry, create jobs and attract even more visitors to the Empire State.

The governor's announcement came at the conclusion of the New York State Tourism Summit, where hundreds of tourism experts gathered in Albany to discuss ideas and new ways to bring tourists to every corner of the state.

"Yesterday was huge," said Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp. President and CEO John Percy on Thursday.

Higgins announces winners of 2013 annual student art competition
Wed, May 8th 2013 01:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, has announced the winners of the 2013 annual Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery."
American Diabetes Association: 10-year-old Lockport youth is ambassador for Tour de Cure
Wed, May 8th 2013 01:20 pm
The American Diabetes Association, Western New York Chapter, has named Vincent Harrer of Lockport its youth ambassador for the 2013 Tour de Cure.
Two Niagara University students, one alumna participating in 4K for Cancer
Tue, May 7th 2013 01:15 pm
Vince Schiano set off on a 4,000-mile bike ride last summer to raise money and awareness for young adults suffering from cancer.

Little did he know that his cross-country venture would also inspire three young women back "home" on Monteagle Ridge to join the cause this year.

First Niagara 'springs' into action to raise thousands for Hospice Buffalo
Tue, May 7th 2013 01:15 pm
First Niagara Financial Group Inc. and Hospice Buffalo worked together to welcome spring with the 27th annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale.
NU commencement honorees include Levesque, Bishop Malone, Taylor, Wallenda
Tue, May 7th 2013 08:45 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., is slated to speak during Niagara University's second undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. It will be the final graduating class that he will address as president of Niagara University.
Food truck owner has interest in Lewiston
Tue, May 7th 2013 07:00 am
With more than 15,000 food trucks rolling across America, it's only a matter of time before one makes its way to Lewiston - a 2012 top food finalist in the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition.

One candidate is The Black Market Food Truck, a gourmet deli sandwich unit co-owned and operated by Lewiston native Christian Willmott.

On Monday, he addressed village trustees. Willmott, who called himself an "ambassador for food trucks," told board members these traveling kitchens can bolster the local economy - and help restaurants succeed.

Grisanti wants your input on 'The Future of The Buffalo Skyway'
Mon, May 6th 2013 10:30 am
State Sen. Mark Grisanti invites constituents to share their input on "The Future of the Buffalo Skyway" with a roundtable of stakeholders that will examine what he considers the best practices moving forward with the Skyway. Grisanti would like to address a number of issues, including access to the inner and outer harbor; Ohio Street and Furhman Boulevard; the role that the Skyway plays with regards to business; the cost effectiveness of the overall maintenance of the Skyway versus the removal of it; and what could be developed on the waterfront if the Skyway is removed.
Volunteers take part in 'I Love My Park Day' at Artpark
Sat, May 4th 2013 12:15 pm
Community volunteers teamed up with employees from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Saturday to spruce up Artpark's historic woods, its trails, and improvement projects for the summer.
'I Love NY' loves NF
Thu, May 2nd 2013 04:05 pm
The seventh annual "I Love New York" Empire State Tourism Conference took place this week in Niagara Falls. This year's theme was "Building Our Empire," and the focus was on making tourism a strong foundation in New York state.
Young racer follows in dad's tire tracks
Thu, May 2nd 2013 12:20 pm
This Friday will be better than Christmas for 17-year-old Zach Nash.

The Town of Niagara teenager practically hums with excitement as he talks about his debut race in his own car at Ransomville Speedway.

New produce auction designed to benefit local farmers and buyers
Wed, May 1st 2013 12:35 pm
The buy-local boom is good news for our local farmers trying to get fresh produce to local restaurants and tables. A new business venture is set to unite growers and buyers in a quick, auction-style fashion.
Lewiston GardenFest looking for local garden enthusiasts to showcase their private landscapes
Wed, May 1st 2013 11:45 am
Calling all Lewiston residents with a green thumb: The Lewiston GardenFest is looking for interested homeowners who are willing to showcase their private gardens during this year's annual event, to be held Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23.

Residents do not need to showcase their entire yard, but instead can choose a section they wish to highlight.

Jetboat operators do 'the impossible' in lower Niagara Gorge
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 03:05 pm
PHOTOS: A Youngstown marina owner and jetboat operators from Idaho made history Saturday in the Niagara River gorge. In the process, they drew the attention of the U.S. Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security and the Niagara Parks Police Service in Ontario, Canada.
Historical Association of Lewiston volunteers inspect clay model of sculptures before bronzing
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 01:35 pm
A number of Lewiston volunteers recently gathered at Susan Geissler's art studio in Youngstown to inspect the larger-than-life-size clay models of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center recognizes volunteers
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 12:40 pm
More than 220 volunteers from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center and the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence were honored at the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, April 25, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
NU: Awards bestowed, news shared during annual business banquet
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 12:25 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration presented awards to five business leaders, alumni and students during its 23rd annual Business Appreciation and Accounting Banquet, held April 25 at the at the Buffalo Marriott.
Chamber Awards Gala organizers highlight sponsors
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, May 17, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Leadership Niagara event honors regional leaders
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 05:30 pm
Leadership Niagara's 24th annual awards luncheon brought 180 regional leaders together at the Niagara Falls Conference & Events Center on Friday, April 26, to honor four individuals and organizations who exemplified the organization's mission and core values.
Relay For Life: Father's Day Classic Car Show, Lawn Mower Race
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 02:15 pm
The Father's Day Classic Car Show and Lawn Mower Race, benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Grand Island, will be held again this year on West River Parkway at Long Road, Sunday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Niagara USA welcomes 'I Love New York' Empire State Tourism Conference
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:20 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. will welcome the seventh annual I Love New York Empire State Tourism Conference, titled "Building Our Empire," from May 1-3. This is the first time the annual conference will be held outside of the Albany region in many years.
Who's playing at Artpark?
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:15 pm
We have the most comprehensive list of Artpark events and pictures around -- plus a video presentation of the "Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" schedule.
Artpark celebrates 40 years with dynamic summer calendar
Wed, Apr 24th 2013 11:00 am
Artpark President George Osborne announced the venue's 2013 summer events schedule at a press conference Wednesday morning.
Higgins introduces legislation to update water infrastructure, protect Great Lakes
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 01:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Task Force, has introduced legislation to provide grants to upgrade wastewater treatment plants in the Great Lakes basin.
German NU student earns best paper award at KAHTEA Conference
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 09:25 am
Isa Witte, a student matriculating toward a dual degree from Niagara University and the International University of Applied Sciences in Germany, received the Best Undergraduate Research Paper Award at the 2013 Korea America Hospitality and Tourism Educators Association (KAHTEA) Conference.
Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2013 tournament
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 07:00 am
A prominent cardiologist will join a local business executive in chairing the 22nd annual Niagara Cup Classic.
Fifth annual Tour of Kitchens features six River Region-area residences
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
Plans are shaping up for the fifth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, taking place Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at select addresses in Lewiston and Youngstown.
New Directions set to uncork 4th annual 'Wines of Distinction'
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 12:15 pm
New Directions Youth and Family Services, Western New York's leading provider of services for at-risk children and families, invites the community to join the organization for an evening of fine wines, music and gourmet hors d'oeuvres at the fourth annual "Wines of Distinction" fundraiser.
Artpark: Supermarket Liquors and Wines a platinum sponsor for gala
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 07:00 am
Supermarket Liquors and Wines has signed on to be a platinum sponsor for Artpark's 40th anniversary gala on June 1. Owner Chris Castellani has personally donated two bottles of wine from his own collection.
Niagara River Anglers lure crowds to annual Smelt Festival May 3 along Lewiston waterfront
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 10:10 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Lewiston and The Silo Restaurant, in cooperation with the Niagara River Anglers, will celebrate one of the region's most famous natural resources as they host the Lewiston Smelt Festival on Friday, May 3, at the foot of Center Street along the Lewiston waterfront.
Buggs takes over at Niagara Catholic
Tue, Apr 16th 2013 05:10 pm
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School board of trustees announced Tuesday Ronald K. Buggs has officially taken on the role of president/principal of the school. He replaces Robert DiFrancesco, who retired in March.
Carol Schmelz wins Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Apr 16th 2013 01:35 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center has announced local Canalway Trail enthusiast Carol Schmelz was selected to receive the eighth annual Key to the Locks Award on May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Discovery Center in Lockport.
Niagara University College of Business Administration presents awards banquet, health care symposium
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 04:55 pm
Niagara University's College of Business Administration will be taking care of a lot of important business at the Buffalo Marriott on April 25.
'A Night of Country Line and Couples Dancing' at Castellani Art Museum
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting "A Night of Country Line and Couples Dancing" from 7-11 p.m. on Friday, April 26.
Sabres break ground on HARBORcenter
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 01:20 pm
HARBORcenter Development LLC officially broke ground Saturday on HARBORcenter, a mixed-use hockey and entertainment facility being developed on the Webster Block in downtown Buffalo, directly across Perry Street from First Niagara Center.
Youngstown trustees hear plans for waterfront, Niagara Jet Adventures
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 07:00 am
Come this summer, look for the Village of Youngstown to make its mark on the lower Niagara like no other time before.
Organizers announce plans for third annual Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 08:40 pm
Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival President Rick A. Crogan, volunteer Becky Marchetti and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster spoke Thursday at a press conference announcing details for the third annual summer event, scheduled to take place this year from June 28-30.
Dr. Abdiweli Ali to reflect on time as Somali prime minister at April 22 event
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:35 pm
Dr. Abdiweli Ali, the Niagara University economics professor turned Somali prime minster, will reflect on his time as the leader of the impoverished, war-torn East African nation during a special event on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum.
Kegling
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 08:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Niagara presented a "Bowling Blender" Wednesday at the new Lewiston Event Center.