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Industry leaders unite to establish food marketing program at Niagara University
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 11:50 am
In what would appear to be an unlikely alliance, John Persons and Michael Keating are seated at a boardroom table inside Niagara University's Bisgrove Hall, strategizing toward a common goal.
New date set for Ellicott plaza SEQR vote; public hearing still TBD
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 05:35 pm
For the second time this fall, it appears the Ellicott Development plaza proposal is nearing a final vote.
Niagara University honors Russell Salvatore, Huynh Trung Nam
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 01:05 pm
Niagara University recognized the contributions of two national and international leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry during a special convocation on Thursday, Oct. 13.
Lewiston: ZBA OKs Fairchild variances
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals approved six variances for Orchard Park developer James Jerge's 765 Fairchild Place development proposal. ZBA members offered little commentary on the plan, which they've seen in various incarnations this year.
Halloween events popping up on Webster Street
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 06:00 pm
Halloween is fast approaching and, to help celebrate and support charitable initiatives, a group of business owners on Webster Street are coming together to host two new events.
Trinity UMC to hold 2016 Fall Festival
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 05:50 pm
Peggy Will, Chris Sipson, Ellie Robinson, Paul Sipson and Margie Tyrell of Trinity United Methodist Church are pictured (from left) making apple pies, which are made and quickly frozen, to be sold in the baked goods booth at the 2016 Trinity Fall Festival, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22.
Lewiston Post Office 'fully safe' and 'back to normal'
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 04:35 pm
The Lewiston Post Office reopened Thursday, less than 24 hours after hazardous materials crews combed the building for what was then an unknown smell. The irritant caused seven employees to temporarily have a sore throat and watery eyes.
Cuomo announces $1.2 million to house historic carousel on Buffalo's waterfront
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 07:15 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a $1.2 million state challenge grant Wednesday to construct a building to house the nearly century-old DeAngelis Carousel at Canalside in Buffalo.
BNSME donates $9,500 to Junior Achievement
Mon, Oct 10th 2016 11:10 am
Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executive has announced the proceeds from its 21st annual golf tournament, $9,500, was donated to Junior Achievement of WNY. That agency's mission is to support financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness education for students from kindergarten through high school.
Frontier House: Questions remain as to validity of HPC requests
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston's newly formed Historic Preservation Commission might've overreached in its requests to Frontier House management. So suggested Village of Lewiston Planning Commission Chairman Norm Machelor.
Longest-running Niagara Hospice fundraiser celebrates 26 years
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 02:20 pm
Niagara Hospice will celebrate the 26th anniversary of its longest-running fundraiser, "Cocktails and CA$H," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The event will be held at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co., 4631 Cambria Wilson Road, Lockport. It is presented by the Niagara Hospice board of directors.
Community advocate, Lewiston champion Mamie Simonson passes away
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 12:30 pm
Mamie C. (Maroon) Simonson, age 87, of Lewiston, passed away at home on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.
'Paladino Plaza' SEQR: Lewiston tables declaration in order to review BCP, fire company comments
Tue, Oct 4th 2016 03:20 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano said Monday there's no point in rushing, and he and the Board of Trustees tabled a vote on the State Environmental Quality Review of Ellicott Development's proposed plaza.
Higgins announces plans for Buffalo Lighthouse Park
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 02:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced plans for a phased approach to improvements in and around the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo station to allow for the creation of Buffalo Lighthouse Park.
Creating a divide: HPC tables Frontier House property subdivision request
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
Much to the surprise of Frontier House President Alan Hastings and business consultant Stacey Sheehan, the Village of Lewiston's Historic Preservation Commission tabled an application to subdivide the property at 460 Center St., and declined to offer a necessary certificate of appropriateness.
5 honored during Niagara University's 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:35 pm
Five individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Thursday.
NU launches 'Powerful' new branding campaign
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 07:10 pm
A powerful new brand message has been unveiled by Niagara University.
VIDEO: Aquarium of Niagara asks community to 'Save our Penguins'
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 05:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara hosted a press conference Wednesday morning to update the public on final-phase fundraising efforts related to the creation of a $3.2-million, 3,500-square-foot Humboldt penguin exhibit.
National Grid donates $12,500 toward hunger relief efforts throughout Western New York
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 12:15 pm
To help in the fight against hunger this Hunger Action Month, National Grid announced $12,500 in donations to 10 food banks and hunger relief organizations throughout the eight counties of Western New York.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center transforms into world-class health care practice
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 03:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center used to be a little community hospital with a busy emergency department and a big heart. Today, it is much, much more.
Grand Island: Road construction wrapping up
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
An estimated $1 million road project on Baseline and Whitehaven roads is nearing completion.
Traditional, new autumn events brewing for Falls
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
Next weekend, areas in and around Old Falls Street will be bustling with activity.
Niagara USA soaked in another successful season
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:25 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation announced Wednesday that, as the summer season comes to a close, visitation to Niagara USA has once again hit an all-time high.
Decision day nears: Village of Lewiston targeting Oct. 17 for final 'Paladino Plaza' vote
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 10:10 pm
Trustees are tentatively looking to issue a State Environmental Quality Review Act declaration of impact on the Ellicott Development plaza plan at their work session on Monday, Oct. 3. A final project vote would follow, at the regular board meeting on Monday, Oct. 17.
Niagara Falls Country Club commences renovation
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 10:25 am
The Niagara Falls Country Club recently broke ground on a multimillion-dollar renovation project.
Harvest and Wildlife festivals: Reconnect with nature
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 07:00 am
Get outside and enjoy two fall festivals showcasing the Niagara River Region.
Grand Island: Roadwork slated for Whitehaven, Baseline roads
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 04:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined Friday by Town of Grand Island Supervisor Nathan McMurray, members of the Erie County Department of Public Works, members of the Town of Grand Island Highway Department, and local residents to review roadwork started this week on Baseline Road, and also announce a project slated to begin Monday on Whitehaven Road.
Hot dogs; get your hot dogs here
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 10:05 am
On Tuesday, Louie's Texas Red Hots owner Louie Galanes celebrated the grand opening of a new location at 18 Webster St., North Tonawanda. He was joined by family, friends and city officials.
Ortt: Additional funds for Niagara County law enforcement, Veterans Court
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 12:15 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a combined $50,000 in state funding Monday to support programs, services and public safety efforts in Niagara County. The funding, secured in this year's state budget, is in addition to funds secured by the senator last year.
NT 'Healing Field' honors those who have served, victims and first responders of 9/11
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 01:25 pm
To mark the 15th anniversary of the tragedy that shook the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001, hundreds of people paid their respects to victims and first responders, as well other servicemen and women, during North Tonawanda's first "Healing Field" event at Gratwick Riverside Park.
A Peach Queen is named
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 08:00 am
For the second year in a row, rain threatened to mar the Peach Queen Pageant finals at the Niagara County Peach Festival. Fortunately, the final round went off as planned, with the finalists on stage at Academy Park.
At the Peach Festival
Sun, Sep 11th 2016 01:55 pm
Here are some images from the first two days of the 59th annual Niagara County Peach Festival. Despite some rain, the Lewiston Kiwanis Club fundraiser had steady crowds.
'The Maize' returns to Wheatfield
Sat, Sep 10th 2016 12:40 am
"The Maize" attraction at 3901 Niagara Falls Blvd., in the Town of Wheatfield, has been around since 2001, with its last season ending in 2012 after the owner was in the process of selling the land.
Fundraiser to help children find their voice
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:55 pm
Two Islanders are organizing an upcoming fundraiser for programs and research into a rare speech disorder with the ultimate goal of helping children "find their voice."
Kayaker surge creating issues on area waterways
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 05:40 pm
Summer is nearing its end and, with that, another boating season on the Western New York scene.
Niagara University develops student mentorship program with Niagara Falls High School
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 04:25 pm
The first week of school brings with it many things. For Niagara University and Niagara Falls High School, the 2016-17 year will begin with a new mentorship program.
Niagara University students, faculty present at international chemistry conference
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:05 am
Thirteen Niagara University chemistry and biochemistry majors showcased research findings at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. Three NU faculty members also presented at the international conference, which took place Aug. 21-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.
On 71st anniversary of end of World War II, Higgins honors vet Leo Andrew Wabick with long-overdue medals
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 07:00 am
On Friday, Sept. 2, as the nation marked the 71st anniversary of the end of World War II, Congressman Brian Higgins presented United States Navy veteran Leo Andrew Wabick with medals earned while serving during World War II.
Pay it forward to veterans: Submasters, customers donate meals to military members
Fri, Sep 2nd 2016 07:00 am
Thomas Daniels, owner of Submasters at 105 Main St., North Tonawanda, is encouraging his customers to treat veterans to lunch through his annual "Pay It Forward to Veterans" program.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Artpark says 'Bye-Bye' to 'Tuesday in the Park' season with Canadian music icons
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 05:10 pm
There were no war machines or ghetto scenes, but colored lights sure did hypnotize and sparkle in the audience's eyes as Burton Cummings, April Wine and Buffy Saint-Marie closed out the "Tuesday in the Park" season at Artpark.