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Old Fort Niagara recalls 18th century war and diplomacy
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
From Aug. 1-3, Old Fort Niagara will offer a series of special programs recreating important events that took place between 1764 and 1783 that had a profound impact on the history of the U.S. and Canada.
Local leaders hail volunteer firefighters
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
Local leaders came out in force Wednesday night to thank volunteer firefighters and EMS workers as the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association kicked off its 115th annual convention at the St. Johnsburg Firehall in Wheatfield.
NIMAC makes advocacy visit to Washington, D.C.
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:55 pm
A delegation of officials from the Niagara Military Affairs Council visited Washington, D.C., July 22-23 to meet with some of the top leaders from the U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense and New York Congressional Delegation to advocate on behalf of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Niagara Catholic honors alums
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 11:45 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School honored notable alums the weekend of July 18-21.
Village of Lewiston outlaws 'pop-up' parking lots, food vending, ticket scalping
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 08:55 pm
Starting tomorrow, the Village of Lewiston will start enforcing its law concerning so-called "pop-up" businesses on residential and municipal property. Trustees will especially crack down on homeowners on South Fourth Street who charge for parking on Artpark concert nights.

"Pop-up" food vending and ticket scalping will not be allowed, either. The board voted 4-0 to prohibit such business ventures.

"I think we all agree that now is the time to do something," Mayor Terry Collesano said.

Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:00 am
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the recipients of four scholarships presented to local high school students.
Peach Queen Ali Casale holds fundraiser for Bella's Tea Party
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 11:00 am
Working with children is a big part of Ali Casale's life. And because her brother spent part of his childhood in the Ronald McDonald House, she knows the value of bringing a smile to a sick child.
Planning Board, neighbors receive update on Fairchild
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 10:00 am
Orchard Park developer James Jerge, his architect, David Giusiana, and his project consultant, Robert Savarino, provided an update on 765 Fairchild Place - the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home - at Monday's Village of Lewiston Planning Board meeting.
Lewiston No. 1 open house
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Two events celebrating the service of volunteer firefighters are scheduled to take place next week in Lewiston and Wheatfield.

Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. will celebrate its 100th anniversary and the opening of its renovated firehall from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 145 N. Sixth St.

Explore & More receives support from local foundations for planning new museum at Canalside
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 12:40 am
Explore & More Children's Museum has received a large anonymous donation through the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, another gift from The John R. Oishei Foundation, and a grant from the Peter C. Cornell Trust, all toward the growth and planning of the new museum set to open at Canalside on the Buffalo waterfront in 2016.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara acquires lifesaving AED device
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown now has a semi-automated external defibrillator on site, thanks to an underwriting grant from Univera Healthcare. With the device, known as an AED, the fort is better equipped to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest.
Ortt endorsed for Senate
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 12:35 pm
The Republican Party chairmen of the three counties in the 62nd Senate District - Scott Kiedrowski of Niagara County, Ed Morgan of Orleans County and Bill Reilich of Monroe County - issued the following statement Wednesday:

"Following the recommendation of the committee to fill vacancies, we are proud to announce North Tonawanda Mayor Rob Ortt as the endorsed Republican candidate for the 62nd Senate District."

Sen. George Maziarz announced Sunday he would not seek re-election.

Sarah McLachlan makes herself at home at Artpark
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Sarah McLachlan performed Monday in Lewiston.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

McLachlan's appearance at Artpark was no insignificant happening. In fact, I'd liken it to Pope Francis giving Mass at St. Peter's, or President Obama presiding over a Village Board meeting.

Land Conservancy receives $300,000 federal grant for Stella Niagara Preserve
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:20 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has been awarded $300,000 to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston. The grant is from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Joint Venture Habitat Protection and Restoration Program.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer'
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, is proud to announce a new exhibition showcasing the work of Sarah Brayer, a Rochester-born artist living in Kyoto.
Aquarium of Niagara celebrating Christmas in July with membership special
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 07:00 am
Beat the heat, come inside and celebrate Christmas in July with the Aquarium of Niagara. From July 14-31 purchase a few family or grandparent membership and receive $10 off.
Maziarz to retire from State Senate: Declines nomination to run this November
Sun, Jul 13th 2014 11:15 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-C-I-Newfane, will not run for re-election this November. He issued the following statement Sunday night about his decision to decline nomination for another term in the New York State Senate:

"It is no secret to my family and close friends that I have been considering retirement from the State Legislature for the last five years. And as I geared up for another long campaign season, I realized I just did not have the passion and commitment that I have had in the past to see it through."

The GOP is expected to nominate North Tonawanda Mayor Robert Ortt for the State Senate position.

Feline-friendly Village Vet of Lewiston wins $20,000 makeover
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 09:00 am
The Village Vet of Lewiston, was recently awarded a $20,000 "clinic makeover," courtesy of Novartis and Onsior. Funds went toward reconfiguring her year-and-a-half-old office so that its feline patients - and their owners - could have a more positive experience.
'Stand Up To Cancer' returns to primetime Friday, Sept. 5, for its fourth star-studded broadcast
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 11:55 pm
Building on three historic fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, the groundbreaking grassroots movement "Stand Up To Cancer," a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, will return to primetime television Friday, Sept. 5 (8 p.m.).
24th annual Olde Sanborn Days is a great family event
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 07:00 am
As we begin the month of July and with summer now in full swing, the Rotary Club of Niagara County-Central is busy preparing for its 24th annual Olde Sanborn Days festival, featuring live entertainment, arts and crafts and food vendors.
Cornerstone CFCU acquires naming rights for new ice arena in Lockport
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:25 pm
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union has announced a 12-year agreement with Lockport Ice Arena & Sports Center Inc. for the naming rights to the new 93,500-square-foot facility under construction at 34 Chestnut St. Slated to open in September, the facility will be called Cornerstone CFCU Arena.
Niagara County Fair welcomes back 'K-9s In Flight'
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 11:00 am
Returning to the Niagara County Fair this year with a new show is "K-9s In Flight - Frisbee Dog and High Jump Show." "K-9's In Flight" is the ultimate canine sports show, offering the best in high-flying, acrobatic, wholesome family entertainment.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:45 am
Community Missions Inc. will hold its annual "Duck Race" at Canal Fest of the Tonawandas on Saturday, July 19, at 3 p.m. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
Niagara University finance professor scales South American volcano
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 10:40 am
While many were reveling in the yearly celebration of America's birthday, a Niagara University assistant professor was climbing one of the world's tallest active volcanoes.
Nik Wallenda honored in Niagara Falls with high wire plaque
Mon, Jul 7th 2014 03:55 pm
A plaque honoring Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," was installed Monday in Niagara Falls, New York. The monument sits near the spot where Wallenda mounted his tightrope to cross the falls into Canada June 15, 2012.
Action, adventure, history splash together on a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours ride
Sat, Jul 5th 2014 10:00 am
For centuries, Niagara Falls has attracted visitors from around the world. In the past two decades, however, it's had genuine competition from the Niagara River.
Dive into free summer family fun at Artpark
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 07:05 am
Get the kids outside and get creative at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays" this summer. Families can enjoy a variety of weekly themed "make and take" hands-on art activities, the costume closet, paint space, pottery wheel and live performances.
National Cancer Institute names Roswell Park 'outstanding'
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:35 pm
The National Cancer Institute has renewed the coveted and prestigious Cancer Center Support Grant to Roswell Park Cancer Institute following an in-depth peer review by cancer experts from around the U.S.

The NCI rated Roswell Park's application as "outstanding." The awarding of this noteworthy designation extends Roswell Park's world-class status as an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center - the only one in upstate New York, and one of only 41 in the entire U.S.

Buffalo Sabres sign Brian Gionta to three-year contract
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Brian Gionta to a three-year contract.

Gionta, a Rochester native and 12-year NHL veteran, has spent the past five seasons playing for the Montreal Canadiens, serving as the team's captain since the 2010-11 season.

Niagara County Fair begins with Farm City Breakfast
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:15 pm
The 2014 Niagara County Fair will kick-off July 30 at 8 a.m. with the popular Farm City Breakfast, sponsored again this year by Niagara County Community College.
Heart of Niagara barking up support for summer picnic
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 02:10 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue is hosting a family-friendly event where people can bring their dogs and enjoy a day of picnic fun and frolic.
NTCC: Tour bus traveling nationwide this summer features images of iconic Niagara USA attractions
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:45 pm
The Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. and AAA Western and Central New York unveiled a brand new "Niagara USA wrapped" motor coach tour bus on Monday outside of the Niagara USA Visitor Center on Rainbow Boulevard.
Want to be Peach Queen?
Mon, Jun 30th 2014 06:40 pm
Organizers of the Niagara County Peach Queen program are encouraging potential contestants to turn in their application to participate in the program, taking place during the Niagara County Peach Festival Sept. 5-7.
Advanced Dental presents $3,600 check to Niagara Falls Air Base
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 08:45 pm
Advanced Dental presented a check for more than $3,600 to the 914th U.S. Air Force Reserve Base Thursday morning, the result of a fundraising campaign that donates all proceeds from professional teeth whitenings to the base's office of family support services.
Take a wedding plunge
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 04:55 pm
Adventurous couples seeking a unique wedding photo location need not look any further. Imagine starring down Class VI rapids as you and your wedding party have the big day captured like no one ever has.

The new Niagara Jet Adventure and Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp. are looking for a couple to "take the plunge" this summer.

Cuomo announces expansion of Diversified Manufacturing, retention of 130 jobs
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 10:15 am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday the completion of an expansion project by Diversified Manufacturing, a manufacturing and engineering services firm in Lockport, which will facilitate the retention of 130 jobs. The nearly $5 million project was supported by $450,000 in funding from the New York Power Authority.
Return to 'Summer of '69'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts will bring back Lewiston's own 1960s rock musicians and friends for the 10th annual "Summer of '69" concert Friday, July 11. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (Center and South Fourth streets).
Summer children's programs at History Center of Niagara
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:15 pm
For four weeks in July and August, the History Center of Niagara will offer weekly children's programs. Each week has a different historical theme. The programs are open to children ages 7 through 12.
Niagara Catholic High School celebrates 'Green Day'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School community recently celebrated "Green Day" on the school's campus, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls. The event was the brainchild of student and event coordinator Jeana Franjoine, who will be a senior at NC in September.
15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake sets sail July 11
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:40 am
Registration is still open for the 15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, to be held July 11, rain or shine. The event will take place at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club.
 


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