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Peace poem included in Lewiston garden
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 05:00 pm
The Lewiston International Peace Garden received a new addition this past week: "The Peace Garden," a poem dedicated to the garden and written by local poet Robert M. Giannetti.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2016 schedule of events
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 02:55 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has released its 2016 schedule of events and activities.
Niagara Falls top view now ADA-accessible
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 08:00 pm
Terrapin Point at Niagara Falls State Park reopened Wednesday. The area boasting the best view of the Horseshoe Falls, part of Niagara Falls, had been closed since the end of the 2015 summer season in order to accommodate renovations. The main upgrade is Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant pathways.
Niagara County Planning Board passes on Ellicott Development plaza proposal site plan decision
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Planning Board passed on voting for or against Ellicott Development's proposal to build a mixed-use plaza on 4.1 acres of Village of Lewiston property.
UB Stadium to get new turf and field design; current turf to be repurposed for student recreational use
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 11:30 am
A new turf will be installed at UB Stadium this summer, and Alumni Arena's basketball court will be refinished - with both playing surfaces prominently featuring the new wordmark and new spirit mark for the University at Buffalo athletics department, as well as the interlocking UB logo.
Help Niagara County Peach Queen 'kiss cancer goodbye'
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 07:00 am
Every year the Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has a very special meaning to her and organizes a fundraiser where all of the proceeds go to that organization.
PHOTOS: Fairies take flight at Artpark
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 11:00 pm
Fairies flew high above the state park Saturday as costumed characters performed sketches and took pictures with winged youngsters. Audiences were spellbound with visual, whimsical and just plain unusual performances from The Lost Wheels of Time (Israel), Circus Orange (Canada) and Giraffe Royal (Estonia).
Niagara Falls: Hard Rock celebrates 20 years of rock 'n' roll, loving and serving all
Sat, Jun 18th 2016 07:05 am
Just because Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA, is a chain, doesn't mean it's like other restaurants.
Oliver Street making changes in the right direction
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 11:50 am
Oliver Street in North Tonawanda is starting to see some positive changes, thanks to the collaborative efforts of local business owners, city officials and representatives of the Lumber City Development Corp.
'Deposits for Food' makes latest donation to area soup kitchens
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 03:35 pm
Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees (left) presents a check to Community Missions Associate Director Joe Sbarbati, while Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry Executive Director Sister Beth Brosmer receives a check from Modern Corporation Vice President of Community Relations Fran Giles.
Videos, photos: Artpark's summer begins with Howard Jones, OMD, Barenaked Ladies
Wed, Jun 15th 2016 05:15 pm
Artpark & Company kicked off its 2016 "Tuesday in the Park" concert series June 14 with a trio of hitmakers.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 03:55 pm
Community Missions will hold its annual duck race at the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. Thousands of spectators are expected over the weeklong festival, running Sunday, July 17, through Sunday, July 24.
Bucket list check: Fans watch Dolly Parton at Artpark; video and photos
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 10:05 am
Those in attendance at Sunday's opening outdoor concert of the 2016 Artpark summer season called it a dream come true. Magical. A bucket list check-off. Music icon Dolly Parton brought her "Pure & Simple" tour to Lewiston, along with a bevy of hit songs, thoroughly thrilling the 7,000-plus in attendance.
11th annual Lewiston GardenFest set for June 18-19
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, returns Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19. The 11th annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Town of Niagara: 'Music Mania Mondays' return with bigger acts, more offerings
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara is about to unleash its biggest outdoor "Music Mania Mondays" concert series ever at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Niagara Scenic Parkway: Simonson's request leads to name change for Robert Moses Parkway
Thu, Jun 9th 2016 03:15 pm
After decades of debate, the Robert Moses Parkway is no more. Well, at least its name.
Civil War Garrison Weekend at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Civil War Garrison Weekend event offers an interactive Civil War history experience for visitors who will have the opportunity to witness Fort Niagara as a staging area during the Civil War for men and groups that were transitioning either from the battlefield to home, or from home to the battlefield.
Interview: Howard Jones plots hits, hits and more hits for Artpark show
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 08:50 pm
Howard Jones, creator of myriad boss hit singles from the 1980s, will open for the Barenaked Ladies at Artpark.
Lewiston Lions youth eye-screening a welcome event
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 10:50 am
The Lewiston Community Lions, with the assistance of the Town of Niagara Lions, held a successful eye-screening event on Monday, May 30, during the Memorial Day luncheon at Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co.'s firehall.
Niagara Falls: So Far So Good wins Hard Rock Rising
Thu, Jun 2nd 2016 02:50 pm
Wednesday night, polished pop-rock band So Far So Good took the top prize in the regional Hard Rock Rising showcase inside the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls USA.
Niagara Frontier Golf Club invites serious golfers to 'Experience' course
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 09:50 am
A few lucky golfers and their guests will get a chance to play nine holes at Niagara Frontier Golf Club on Saturday, June 11.
Artpark, Philip Burke announce partnership for 2016 season
Tue, May 31st 2016 11:35 am
Artpark and LB Mason Fine Art LLC have announced a partnership showcasing the vibrant, unique and famous artwork of Philip Burke.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Memorial Day in Lewiston
Mon, May 30th 2016 07:20 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 hosted its almost annual Memorial Day parade, observance ceremony and community luncheon Monday.
Grand Island: New roundabout almost complete
Fri, May 27th 2016 11:00 am
New York State Department of Transportation workers are putting the finishing touches on the new look to the roundabout.
Community Missions honors volunteers, supporters at 24th annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch
Wed, May 25th 2016 05:00 pm
Each spring, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. takes an opportunity to honor the volunteers and supporters who make its work possible with its annual Compassion in Action Awards Brunch.
Niagara Falls invites world to #SoakItIn
Tue, May 24th 2016 04:45 pm
Representatives from the leading tourism and entertainment venues in downtown Niagara Falls came together Tuesday afternoon to outline all that residents and visitors can see, experience and enjoy this summer.
Rediscovering Niagara Falls
Fri, May 20th 2016 08:00 pm
One of the greatest attractions on Earth is less than 15 minutes from your backyard. It's a wonder of the world, located within America's oldest state park. And you're missing out on it.
Niagara County: Free 'Discover Niagara Shuttle' set to kick off Thursday
Fri, May 20th 2016 03:25 pm
The "Discover Niagara Shuttle" will be officially open to the public next week. It will run from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from May 26 to Oct. 19.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce seeks comment on LED lights
Fri, May 20th 2016 02:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce seeks public input on its LED lights, which were on display in the Village of Lewiston over the winter.
Niagara Falls: Levesque Institute honored by Our Lady of Angels Association
Fri, May 20th 2016 06:50 am
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement and its director, Dr. David Taylor, were honored by the Our Lady of Angels Association during the organization's annual Vincentian Charities Dinner, which was held Thursday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
'Giving Larry a voice': Social service agency embraces business intelligence innovation to design its future
Thu, May 19th 2016 05:40 pm
For Larry Diamond, services provided by Community Missions, Niagara County's largest private provider of basic human needs, have been instrumental in his recovery from a difficult time of his life.
Previte keynote speaker as U.S., Canada police agencies honor officers killed on duty
Thu, May 19th 2016 05:35 pm
Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte offered a moving and eloquent message Wednesday as law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored at the 19th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Niagara County: Village of Lewiston ZBA must rescind 'Paladino plaza' variances
Wed, May 18th 2016 09:40 am
The Village of Lewiston learned this week it inadvertently missed a step in its procedure leading to the Zoning Board of Appeals granting five variances to Ellicott Development for its "Paladino plaza." Subsequently, the ZBA will hold a special meeting (time TBD) to rescind the variances.
Poloncarz honors first responders, joins Neaverth to proclaim 'EMS Week in Erie County
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:10 pm
Today at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center in Cheektowaga, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz was joined by Emergency Services Commissioner Dan Neaverth Jr., members of the Erie County Emergency Medical Services department and emergency medical service providers from around Erie County in proclaiming "EMS Week" in the county.
6th annual Fairy House Festival June 18-19 at Artpark
Fri, May 13th 2016 10:25 pm
The Fairy House Festival will be presented from 2-7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, and from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in the Artpark lower park (enter at South Fourth Street).
Niagara University commencement: Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk embody, share NU's core values
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
"Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida have successfully used their platform as world-renowned musicians as a means for advocating for the poor and marginalized."
'Twice as Good' cooking show visits Old Fort Niagara to learn about food on Niagara Frontier
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:35 am
Old Fort Niagara recently hosted the "Twice as Good" cooking show for kids, which airs on PBS stations across the country.
Erie County: Poloncarz, officials join to promote motorcycle safety, awareness
Mon, May 9th 2016 03:50 pm
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, with increased ridership and more bikes on the road.
Home stretch in sight: Herschell Carrousel campaign surpasses halfway mark
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:55 pm
North Tonawanda's Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has officially raised more than $20,000, which is half the funding needed to repair and reassemble its main attraction - its 100-year-old carousel.