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Antiques and fine arts auction to benefit Community Missions
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 12:30 pm
Three Depression-era antique toy train sets - Lionel, Marx and Atlas - will be among the hundreds of items auctioned off at Community Missions' antique and fine arts auction on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown.
Stella Niagara campus observe Peace Week
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
Students, faculty and administrators of Stella Niagara Education Park recently celebrated Peace Week.

Peace Week at Stella Niagara coincides with the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the Sisters of St. Francis.

Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School awards free year of tuition
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School recently offered visitors of its open house events an opportunity to win a full year of free tuition. Niagara Catholic has announced Kaitlyn Simmons is the recipient of a full year of free tuition at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School.
Mount St. Mary's Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction is Oct. 26
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 06:30 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 33rd annual Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston.
Video: Niagara University cuts ribbon on B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 11:50 pm
"This truly is a historic day at Niagara University, one that will forever change the scientific research and teaching that happens on our campus."
Sea Scouts clean historic headstones in Lewiston Cemetery
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 11:25 pm
Local Sea Scouts from Ship 1812 spent the later part of the summer cleaning headstones in Lewiston Cemetery. It was all a part of a community service project to preserve the information about the people buried on site.
Free admission to all Niagara history sites for 'Doors Open Niagara' weekend
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 07:35 am
The Niagara History Center's three Lockport sites will welcome visitors on "Doors Open Niagara" weekend, offering free admission Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-20, during each site's hours.
NYPA completes upgrade on first of 12 turbine-generator units at Niagara plant's Lewiston pump-generating facility
Mon, Oct 7th 2013 03:40 pm
The New York Power Authority has upgraded the first of 12 pump-turbines at the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's Lewiston pump-generating plant as part of a 10-year, $460 million life extension and modernization program, which began late last year.
UB-led team receives $1.4M grant to mine 'big data' for transportation improvements
Mon, Oct 7th 2013 11:50 am
Traffic is light as you merge on the highway. But a few miles ahead, near a busy intersection, it starts to snow and cars are spinning off the road.
Village of Lewiston: Tom George calls it a career
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 11:00 am
Iconic restaurateur Tom George retired this week after 44 years of serving Lewiston's best bagel sandwiches and chili-cheeseburgers. His last day at The Villa Coffee House was Monday.
Dory Trading Post announces new 'Autumn Beautiful' contest
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 08:00 am
Don't look now, but there's a new contest that's open to residents from all over the northern Niagara region.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon raises more than $100,000 with record turnout
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
Into every life a little rain must fall, but for more than 1,400 runners who turned out for the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K, that is an understatement.
Marble Orchard Ghost Walks make a spirited October
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
It's that time of year again: The leaves are falling, the cool crisp of autumn is in the air, and the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks are setting the stage for the October season of spooky festivities.
Schneiderman, DiNapoli announce arrest of Town of Niagara Supervisor Steven Richards
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 03:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the arrest of Steven C. Richards, the Town of Niagara supervisor, for "engaging in an ongoing scheme to steal town property and use town employees and equipment for his own personal gain." The Joint Task Force on Public Integrity is a cooperative effort between Schneiderman's and DiNapoli's offices to "root out public corruption and maximize the resources of each office."
Aquarium of Niagara harbor seals take a vacation
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara will begin a series of capital improvements on its 30-year-old outdoor harbor seal exhibit, "Rescue Harbor." The project is budgeted at $150,000, and will include enhancements to filtration, beach space, and animal access areas.
Quiet heroes
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:40 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council held a special luncheon honoring World War II veterans at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. The guest speaker was Rita Cosby, Emmy Award winner, special correspondent for the CBS program "Special Edition," and best selling author.
Fashion Outlets expansion is a go
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 11:55 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board on Tuesday jubilantly gave final approval for the expansion of Fashion Outlets of Niagara.
'The legend lives on': LCA presents 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald'
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald," the fifth program in its popular Discovery Series. Artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar will host this multisensory and multimedia interactive tribute experience.
Niagara University welcomes first visitors to Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center
Mon, Sep 30th 2013 09:20 am
Niagara University recently welcomed its first visitors to the newly renovated Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center.
Castellani Art Museum gala: 'Dinner with Dali' an evening of surreal fun in support of art education
Mon, Sep 30th 2013 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its 11th annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 19. Mrs. and Mrs. T. Christopher Castellani are honorary chairs for "Dinner with Dali," the museum's major fundraiser.
Rivershore celebrates community partnerships
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Rivershore Inc., Lewiston's Compass Agency serving people with developmental disabilities, held its fourth annual gala dinner Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The event was titled "Celebrating Community Partnerships," and served as an opportunity for Rivershore to pay tribute to its numerous community partners.
Craig and Lisa Rivera, Father John Sledziona, Judy Willard honored at Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:55 pm
Four individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation. The event, which takes place during the university's celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of NU employees, alumni and community leaders.
Old Falls Street hosts annual Oktoberfest celebration
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:45 pm
The fourth annual Old Falls Street Oktoberfest, hosted by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association, is Saturday, Oct. 12, from 1 to 8 pm., on Old Falls Street's middle block in downtown Niagara Falls. The German-themed event will be held rain or shine and is free and open to the public.
Sculpture of folded steel rises in the shadow of Buffalo's grain elevators
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:00 am
University at Buffalo architecture faculty members Nick Bruscia and Chris Romano commute to a studio in an awe-inspiring location: Silo City, where iconic grain elevators rise like giants on the banks of the Buffalo River.
'Diamonds Are Forever' at Memorial's 2014 Premier
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 11:35 am
Ask a jeweler to suggest the perfect gift for a 10th wedding anniversary and the answer you'll get is, "Diamonds are forever."
NYPA trustees approve low-cost hydropower allocation to Alita USA Holdings to build new facility in Buffalo
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 11:30 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Tuesday awarded a low-cost hydropower allocation of four megawatts to Alita USA Holdings, a steel manufacturer planning to build a 340,000-square-foot pipe mill in Buffalo. The $102 million project would create 157 jobs at the company's Western New York facility and another 15 jobs at a new corporate administrative office to be based in New York.

"Alita USA Holdings would be a welcome addition to Buffalo," said John R. Koelmel, NYPA chairman and an East Amherst resident.

Ortt joins Purple Heart Chapter 264 for monument dedication at Gratwick Riverside Park
Wed, Sep 25th 2013 07:00 am
Mayor Robert Ortt, along with other federal, state and local officials, will be joining members of John Paul Bobo Chapter 264 for a dedication ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. in Raymond Klimek Veteran's park in North Tonawanda.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital plans for 6th annual 'Conference on Healthcare for Women'
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 10:40 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosts the annual "Conference on Healthcare for Women - Healthy Inside and Out" to raise awareness among women on a wide array of issues and actions that can help improve their health.
Garden Club presents scholarship
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College student Aaron Lilly, the son of Ken and Karen Lilly, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Lewiston Garden Club. Lilly is majoring in horticulture.
Frontier House of the future
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 11:00 am
It certainly could be. That's Alan Hastings' plan. The Silo Restaurant proprietor has recently taken over the historic Frontier House. He reopened the parking lot and is working with the Village of Lewiston and local elected leaders to convert the building into a microbrewery, restaurant and inn.
Dave's Memorial Dice Run raises more than $3,000 for Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 09:00 am
The seventh annual Dave's Memorial Dice Run benefit netted $3,019 for the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.'s ambulance drive.
Construction work begins on Tuscarora Heroes site
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 06:00 am
On Wednesday, construction crews began clearing brush from "the triangle," the park area across from Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard that will be home to the Tuscarora Heroes Monument.
Lt. Col. Emily Desrosier takes command of New York Air National Guard's 107th medical group
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:20 pm
A New York Air National Guard officer who spent nine years preparing to coordinate space shuttle rescue missions has taken command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Medical Group of the 107th Airlift Wing.
Buffalo Zoo celebrates World Rhino Day with announcement of rhino pregnancy
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 03:55 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's Indian rhinoceros, Tashi, is pregnant.

The zoo participated in an experimental artificial insemination procedure, and is one of the first zoos in the world to have a successful Indian rhino AI pregnancy.

Cuomo announces agreement on $25.3 million project with Hamister, City of Niagara Falls
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo visited Niagara Falls Thursday to announce an agreement on the $25.3 million, mixed-use project proposed by Hamister Development Inc., and to thank the City Council for its support. The City Council recently voted in favor of the project, which is located at a city-owned site at 310 Rainbow Blvd., in downtown Niagara Falls.

"With the approval of the Hamister project, the City of Niagara Falls is taking a major step forward in our ongoing work to revive the local tourism industry and economy," Cuomo said.

Observing Sheriff's Week
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 07:00 am
"Sheriff's Week," proclaimed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is being celebrated this week in Niagara County.
Lewiston, Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary donates to Mount St. Mary's Center for Women
Wed, Sep 18th 2013 11:15 am
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary recently presented a check to the Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital for infant resuscitation equipment. The funds were raised from the sale of hot dogs at the Lewiston Art Festival - a club project for 47 years.
Columbus Day pirate and privateer program for children at Niagara History Center
Wed, Sep 18th 2013 11:10 am
Children ages 7-12 are invited to celebrate Columbus Day at the History Center of Niagara County on Monday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year's program will highlight the life of a pirate and the lesser-known privateer.
Bishop Malone visits NC
Tue, Sep 17th 2013 07:50 am
On Monday, the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, the 14th Bishop of Buffalo, celebrated Mass at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School. Malone reminded students and faculty that what makes NC different than public schools is its occupants' reliance on Jesus for guidance and strength.
'Fall Harvest' in Niagara Falls
Mon, Sep 16th 2013 09:05 pm
Niagara Falls Elks Lodge No. 346 will hold its annual "Fall Harvest Basket Auction" on Friday, Oct. 4, from 3 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 7 p.m., with drawings taking place at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
 


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