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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.
Columbia Sportswear opens at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 03:00 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls officially welcomed Columbia Sportswear Friday, as the new store celebrated a grand opening. To celebrate, Columbia Sportswear is offering special promotions and giveaways to its new customers this weekend.
Ortt delivers for Niagara County
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 04:00 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, delivered a combined $90,000 Monday in state funding to support programs, services and public safety efforts in Niagara County. The senator secured the funds as part of the 2015-16 state budget.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts elite runners and Hospice supporters
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 12:35 pm
Beginning at Artpark in Lewiston and continuing along the Niagara River, the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon offers one of the most scenic routes in Western New York. However, overall winner Kip Mutai Tisia may not be aware of that, as he probably did not have time to take in the views.
Ribbon cutting at Domestic Violence Tribute Garden celebrates healing, hope
Sat, Sep 26th 2015 08:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Saturday in Tonawanda at Isle View Park by local leaders to cut the ribbon and officially open Erie County's new Tribute Garden honoring domestic violence victims and survivors.
Six honored during Niagara University Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 09:50 pm
Six individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Thursday.
Plaza: Residential exits remain a concern as Paladino pitches 'beautiful' 'gateway' to Village of Lewiston
Sat, Sep 19th 2015 07:00 am
What poses a bigger threat to community safety: Cars and trucks exiting onto Center Street, or onto residential roads?
Pieces of the Past: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:45 am
Over the course of its time in North Tonawanda, more than 3,000 carousels pranced out of the Allan Herschell Co. factory to homes around the world. However, not a single one stayed in the city that produced so many of the attractions -- until 1983, when the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum was born.
Assembly required: Kaegebein playground construction begins
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 am
Approximately 20 volunteers unloaded numerous pieces of equipment from a large trailer Sept. 11 at Kaegebein Elementary School in the final stages of a long effort to upgrade the school's playground.
Ortt delivers $85,000 to Niagara County libraries
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 07:30 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $85,000 Thursday to public libraries throughout Niagara County.
Robert Moses Parkway: Officials unveil 'build alternative'; view images
Wed, Sep 16th 2015 09:55 am
Paul Tronolone, senior project manager for the USA Niagara Development Corp., and Thomas Donohue of Parsons presented the "build alternative" plan for the Robert Moses Parkway North at a public information session Tuesday.
Video, photos: Lindsey Clark named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 13th 2015 10:45 pm
History was made Sunday night, at the end of the 58th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, as Lindsey Clark was named Peach Queen. She will receive a $4,000 college scholarship, courtesy of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club.
Arctic Edge exhibit opens at Buffalo Zoo
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:40 pm
There's a lot to see in the Buffalo Zoo's new Arctic Edge exhibit ... but its star is one particular 450-pound diva: Luna.
Village of Lewiston, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours owner eye floating breakwall to counter wakes
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:20 pm
Though Village of Lewiston residents have noticed less wake turbulence on Water Street, there is still room for improvement.
Nemi, McNall praise preservation of murals
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
A pair of county lawmakers from Lockport is praising the preservation of a pair of historically significant murals painted by tuberculosis patients by the new owners of the county's former nursing home.
Increased patient volume brings more private rooms to Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 03:10 pm
Due to a steady increase in demand for inpatient care, Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced it is adding more private rooms for inpatients.
Niagara University students complete new internship in Haitian school founded by alumnus
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:45 am
What is happening at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable is truly extraordinary. In all of Haiti, there is no educational institution like the one founded by 1978 Niagara University alumnus Edward J. Brennan.
Higgins, Poloncarz announce $2.65 million in federal funding for vehicles and mobility programs
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 04:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced $2,652,265 in federal funding for transportation and enhanced mobility programs, including 47 vehicles, to benefit seniors and individuals with disabilities in Western New York.
Park Rangers add resources to Erie County parks
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 09:40 am
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Thursday by Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Troy P. Schinzel, Chief of Police Services for the Erie County Sheriff's Office Scott Joslyn, Deputy Commissioner of Emergency Services Gregory Butcher and community members at Chestnut Ridge Park to introduce three new parks personnel, a supervising Park Ranger and two Park Rangers.
Higgins, Dyster announce federal grant to support police officers and equipment
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and City of Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster joined Niagara Falls Police Chief Bryan DalPorto to announce a federal grant totaling $45,666 for the City of Niagara Falls from the United States Department of Justice.
The Buddy Walk: Celebrating the differences ... and what we have in common
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 01:50 pm
I look back at the photos from 2007, and I see a small boy who is just about swimming in his lime-green Buddy Walk T-shirt.
Summerfest returns to Porter on the Lake Park
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 08:00 am
The annual Porter on the Lake Summerfest will be held from 3-9 p.m. Labor Day, Sept. 7. This family-fun event will feature food, vendors, beer/wine as well as local bands The Frame, 90 West and Strictly Hip.
Peach Queen contestants 'Dance Like a Star'
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 07:00 am
On Friday, Aug. 21, Dance Like a Star with Serge hosted the Niagara County Peach Queen Pageant contestants at the studio for a luau party. The contestants learned the cha-cha, rhumba and a few other steps. They danced with partners and were treated to performances by the professional dance staff.
War of 1812 Encampment includes evening battle at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 07:00 am
Labor Day weekend will bring 1812 history to life for visitors at Old Fort Niagara during its annual War of 1812 Encampment.
'Tonawanda Rails to Trails' project set to connect communities
Thu, Aug 27th 2015 12:25 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Wednesday by Erie County Legislator Peter Savage (3rd District), Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana, Mayor of the City of Tonawanda Rick Davis, elected officials, representatives of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and New York State Department of Transportation, and residents to review the "Tonawanda Rails to Trails" project, a four-mile-long connecting trail that runs from Kenmore Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda to State Street in the City of Tonawanda.
Video: Kiwanis Club of Lewiston hosts Peach Festival kickoff conference
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 09:45 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday afternoon at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston to announce what's new at the 58th annual Niagara County Peach Festival. The event will be held Sept. 11-13 at Academy Park.
Niagara Falls Country Club golfers help Mount St. Mary's Foundation
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 12:45 pm
The ladies nine and 18-hole golf committee at the Niagara Falls Country Club presented a check to the Mount St. Mary's Foundation of nearly $4,200 from its recent tournament.
Lewiston: Previte named new chief of police
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 09:20 pm
The Town of Lewiston has a new police chief.
First Niagara Center welcomes Paul McCartney
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 01:30 pm
Legendary rock 'n' roll icon Sir Paul McCartney has announced five new North American arena dates on the critically acclaimed "Out There" tour, including one in Buffalo. McCartney will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 22.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 07:00 am
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the recipients of three scholarships presented to local high school students and one to a hospital associate advancing her education.
'The Biggest Loser' RunWalk returns to Buffalo
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 12:00 pm
Thousands of runners and walkers will lace up their shoes on Sunday, Sept. 6, for "The Biggest Loser" RunWalk Buffalo Half-Marathon/5K.
Lewiston: Amid complaints, jet boat companies look to appease residents
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:00 pm
Village of Lewiston waterfront residents filled the Red Brick Municipal Building boardroom Monday, asking trustees to enact a speed limit curtailing wake left by passing jet boats.
Helping with H.O.P.E.
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
Michael O'Connor is a survivor.