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First responder disability awareness training program receives state award
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 07:30 am
The Niagara University first responder disability awareness training program received the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council 2014 Forging Pathways Award during an awards luncheon in Saratoga.
John Oates talks Artpark
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 04:30 pm
By now, Artpark fans know the venue has an all-star lineup booked this year. All summer long, patrons can listen to the likes of Ringo Starr, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Sarah McLachlan and Lorde.

The most popular act might be the opening one. Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall & John Oates headline tonight's "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.

Big Guys opens in Lewiston
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 10:10 am
Big Guys Pizzeria and More opened Monday at 105 Portage Road, in the Village of Lewiston.

The restaurant gets its name from its signature "Big Guy," a 28-inch, made-to-order pizza pie.

Our Lady Peace to perform at Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 12:45 pm
Canadian superband Our Lady Peace will make its only U.S. concert stop this summer Friday, Aug. 15, at the Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. The show begins at 8 p.m. (doors at 6:30 p.m.).
Artpark season kicks off with country star, fairy houses, Latitude 43 and even a Beatle
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:10 am
The first weekend of Artpark & Company's summer season boasts a country music superstar and a fourth annual family tradition.
Schoellkopf Health Center upgrades short-term rehabilitation wing
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
Unit manager Sheri Pugh, RN, left, and certified nursing assistants Barbara Adams, center, and Lucy Rhinehardt prepare a newly renovated room for the next short-term rehab patient at the Schoellkopf Health Center.
RealtyUSA donates to WNY Heroes
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
Members of the Lewiston branch of RealtyUSA presented a $395 check Tuesday to Chris Kreiger, president and co-founder of WNY Heroes Inc.

The Williamsville-based organization provides direct financial assistance to returning soldiers. This includes support for rent, food and schooling.

Annual Lewiston GardenFest returns June 21-22
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston GardenFest, sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club, is back for its ninth year of showcasing the historic Village of Lewiston and the community's love of gardening Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local Lewiston residents.

Located along Center Street, the festival includes demonstrations from master gardeners and floral society representatives along with more than 50 vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more to beautify one's outdoor space. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local residents.

'43North': Cuomo announces record number of applicants for world's largest business idea competition
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 05:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a record number of applicants for the "43North" global business idea competition, which concluded its application round May 31. A total of 6,932 applications were received for the competition during the four-month entry period, with 2,603 qualified submissions advancing to the first round of judging.
Artpark welcomes Lorde
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 02:05 pm
Lorde will headline a concert Sunday, Sept. 7, at Artpark in Lewiston.

Majical Cloudz will open.

Niagara Wine Trail: Celebrate dads and grads with wine and cheese
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:00 pm
The Niagara Wine Trail is holding its annual wine and cheese pairing event June 13-15. Featuring Yancey's Fancy artisan Cheese, the timing of this event is ideal for celebrating both Father's Day and recent college graduates.
Artpark has working artists constructing outdoor sculptures
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:45 am
As a follow up to its 40th anniversary celebration and the 16 temporary installations on display in 2013, Artpark & Company will continue its visual arts renaissance and bring more artwork into the park this summer. Six large-scale, semi-permanent sculptures will be constructed in the historic Artpark woods and along the red brick road.
Cuomo: More than 335 jobs supported by low-cost hydropower allocations to four WNY firms
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:40 am
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday the New York Power Authority board of trustees approved new allocations of low-cost hydropower for four firms in Western New York that will support 335 jobs and more than $28 million in capital investments in the region.

"By providing upstate manufacturers with the means to grow their operations, we are strengthening the economy and providing new opportunities for New Yorkers in the region," Cuomo said. "These latest low-cost hydropower allocations are giving companies in Western New York the support they need to lower their overhead costs, expand their workforce, and refocus on growing their business well into the future."

Dedication held to commemorate completion of new hospice unit
Wed, May 28th 2014 02:10 pm
Niagara Hospice and the Schoellkopf Health Center held a dedication celebration Wednesday at David's Path, a dedicated hospice unit on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center campus.
Buffalo to host two world championships in 2015
Wed, May 28th 2014 01:35 pm
USA Hockey announced it would bring two major world championships to Buffalo in 2015, with both being staged at the soon-to-be-completed HARBORCENTER.
Roswell Park to host 'Be the Match' bone marrow donor drive June 3
Wed, May 28th 2014 09:30 am
Each year, more than 30,000 children and adults will be diagnosed with diseases for which a bone marrow transplant is the only chance for a cure. Only 30 percent will find a matching donor within their family. Over the past 25 years, "Be The Match," operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world.
LCA is what's 'Happening'
Mon, May 26th 2014 04:20 pm
Jerry Wolfgang, host of LCTV's "Happening in Niagara," recently interviewed Irene Rykaszewski and Eva Nicklas of the Lewiston Council on the Arts. They talked about the LCA's upcoming events, which will take place in Lewiston this spring, summer and fall.
Niagara Hospice's Camp Hope helps grieving children cope with loss
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Samantha Tremko lost her mom suddenly when she was just 7 years old.

Her family was just settling down from a family vacation in Florida, making the long drive home to North Tonawanda. After dropping grandparents off at their home, Samantha's mom, Robin, suffered a blood clot to the heart.

Samantha's whole world suddenly changed.

Grand Island's Lawn Mower Race returns to raise Relay funds
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:25 pm
The Father's Day Classic Car Show & Lawn Mower Race benefiting the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life on Grand Island will be held this year on West River Parkway at Long Road, Saturday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Higgins presents Private Pernatt with Purple Heart earned during Korean War
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:45 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins presented Korean War veteran Eugene "Bob" Pernatt with a Purple Heart and additional military medals he earned 63 years ago during his service in the United States Army.
Ceretto joins bipartisan push to pass Brittany's Law
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:50 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, recently stood alongside a bipartisan coalition of victims' advocates and lawmakers to push for the passage of Brittany's Law, which would create a registry of violent felons in the state.
New York Power Authority undertaking $13 of modernization of visitors centers
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in Western New York, Northern New York and the Northern Catskills, to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
Niagara County, NTCC ink 3-year tourism promotion deal
Wed, May 21st 2014 11:05 am
Niagara County lawmakers approved a three-year pact Tuesday with the Niagara Tourism and Convention Corp., the publicly funded tourism promotion agency operated under a joint agreement between the county and the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls.
Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2014 tournament
Tue, May 20th 2014 08:50 pm
A prominent pediatrician and a local business executive have been named chairpersons of the 23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic. The annual fundraiser for the medical center is Tuesday, June 3, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Miller takes command of 107th Logistics Readiness Squadron
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:45 pm
New York Air National Guard Lt. Col. Deanna Miller, a Youngstown resident, took command of the 70-member 107th Airlift Wing's Logistics Readiness Squadron. She replaces Lt. Col. Kenneth Anderson who retired in April.
Corwin, local officials announce drive benefiting troops abroad
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:50 pm
In honor of the many brave troops serving this nation overseas, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin is partnering with Congressman Chris Collins, State Sen. George Maziarz, the Blue Star Mothers, Boy Scouts of America and a number of local grocery stores to collect items for care packages to send to the men and women stationed in remote areas around the globe. This inaugural "Support Our Troops" drive is open to the public to make contributions through May and June.

"As Memorial Day approaches, I am hopeful that our community will take time to reflect on the many freedoms that we have as Americans, and the price of that freedom, as we remember and honor those who have sacrificed so much to defend our way of life," Corwin said.

Youngstown Police reinstate ride-along program
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
For years, police officers in departments throughout Western New York have been struggling to build positive relationships with the public. By incorporating a ride-along program, many are hopeful, including Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds, that police can void the gap between what people think happens on a typical shift on patrol and what actually happens.
Town of Niagara: Town clerk becomes deputy supervisor
Fri, May 16th 2014 05:00 pm
Town of Niagara Town Clerk Sylvia Virtuoso was unanimously chosen Wednesday by the Town Board to be deputy supervisor and oversee town business in the absence of Supervisor Steve Richards.
Village of Lewiston accident triggers power outage
Fri, May 16th 2014 03:30 pm
Lewiston police responded with Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. late Thursday night to a one-vehicle accident at Center and North Fifth streets. Upon investigation, patrol reported a 21-year-old male operator struck an electrical pole.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy golf tournament honors James Catanese
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Niagara Cerebral Palsy is holding its 22nd annual "Matthew J. Murphy Jr. On the Tee fore NCP" golf tournament, June 13 at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course, 4560 Creek Road, Lewiston. Registration and lunch are at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds from the event benefit NCP's adult vocational program.

The event will celebrate the agency's 60th anniversary, in addition to unveiling a new award, "The Chairman's Award." This year's recipient is James Catanese.

Niagara Catholic presents donation to Bishop Richard Malone
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:45 pm
During a recent visit to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Buffalo Diocese, was presented with a sizable donation to benefit Catholic Charities.
Cancer survivor Wasserman Schultz joins Higgins, Roswell Park to highlight progress, next steps in cancer prevention, treatment
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:30 pm
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and WNY Congressman Brian Higgins recognized National Women's Health Week with a tour of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Center for Personalized Medicine and a discussion about the future of cancer treatment and prevention.
'Vines & Wines' to benefit OUN
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Tickets are now on sale for the May 21 event "Vines & Wines" to benefit the horticulture program and its participants with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
Gov. Cuomo announces nearly $9 million in funding awards for Niagara Falls State Parks projects
Tue, May 13th 2014 02:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced more than $9 million in funding awards for two restoration projects at Niagara Falls State Park that underscore the progress being made in support of the Niagara River Greenway as well as the continuing revitalization of the New York state park system.
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center recognized by Niagara River Lodge Masons
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Lodge Masons recently presented the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center with a Community Award of $500.
NU Theatre presents free children's stories this summer at Leary Theatre and Artpark
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
This summer, Niagara University Theatre's 38-year tradition of entertaining children and families with its N.U.R.T. storytelling troupe continues. Here comes Lily with her purple plastic purse. And Alexander, as usual is having a "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day." Pierre just doesn't care!
Explore & More's fifth annual 'Touch-A-Truck' expected to draw thousands
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:15 am
Explore & More once again invites children and families to put their imaginations in gear and go to the fifth annual "Touch-A-Truck."
Is Lewiston at risk?
Sat, May 10th 2014 11:00 am
Lewiston business owners fear their prime season could be in jeopardy this year.

As spring turns to summer and warm weather takes hold, Lewiston turns on its tourist magnet, with weekly concerts, monthly festivals and outdoor events. This year, however, the thruway to and from the village is under construction, which will delay visitors from coming and going - and could persuade them not to make a trip in the first place.

Niagara University, Niagara Catholic, Buffalo Diocese sign memorandum of understanding
Sat, May 10th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara University, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School and the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo held a signing ceremony Friday to enter into a formal memorandum of understanding.
Niagara Sunset Cruises bringing dining and sightseeing cruises to Lower Niagara River
Sat, May 10th 2014 06:00 am
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours announces a new offering on the Lower Niagara River. Niagara Sunset Cruises will run dining and sightseeing cruises aboard the Niagara Belle beginning July 1. The Niagara Queen will join the fleet in the spring of 2015.