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Robert and Lynda Engel make $500,000 gift to Levesque Scholarship
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 02:30 pm
A $500,000 gift from Robert and Lynda Engel will be used to support the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Endowed Scholarship at Niagara University.
Physician's lecture at Niagara University addresses 'Underserved Medicine'
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:25 pm
The first lecture in a new Niagara University series on health care took place Nov. 3 in the B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences. The presentation by well-known physician Dr. David Holmes, titled "Underserved Medicine: Globally and Locally," kicked off a series that's sponsored by the Dr. John J. Hughes, '67 Endowment.
PHOTOS: Ribbon cut on Niagara Community Center
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 12:20 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, Niagara University and the Niagara Police Athletic League held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday to officially open The Niagara Community Center. Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster delivered a proclamation commemorating the event, and lauding the venue's benefits to the Cataract City.
A super moon
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 11:30 am
The closest supermoon in nearly 70 years was visible Sunday night and then appeared even closer about 20 minutes after 6 on Monday morning.
Tickets now on sale for 2016 Lewiston Tour of Homes
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for its 12th annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 3-4 in historic Lewiston.
Grand Island: State still prefers Option 3 for West River Connector Trail
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:40 pm
The state is moving ahead with Option 3 of the West River Connector Trail, closing the West River Parkway to motor vehicle traffic.
HANCI Senior Prom a 'historical success'
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:35 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. reports the recent 2016 HANCI Senior Prom was a "historical success," with more than 375 seniors and students participating in the signature event.
Frosty's in town
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 11:05 am
Drivers passing the corner of Military and Packard roads have likely noticed a new man in town.
Morinello victorious in 145th Assembly District
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 11:10 pm
Former Judge Angelo Morinello has a healthy lead on incumbent Assemblyman John Ceretto, and is claiming victory in the 145th district.
Village of Lewiston to hold public hearing, likely vote on 'Paladino Plaza' on Nov. 21
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 01:55 pm
Four years after purchasing 4.1 acres of land in the Village of Lewiston, Ellicott Development seemingly has no more hoops to jump through, studies to produce, or speakers to present before receiving a final vote on plans to build a mixed-use plaza.
Preparing for Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 08:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is once again participating in Small Business Saturday, and encouraging retailers in Lewiston, Youngstown, Porter, Ransomville and Sanborn to take advantage of the national promotion.
Niagara Community Center opens, begins to serve area youth
Fri, Nov 4th 2016 11:35 am
The new Niagara Community Center is now up and running, providing a new place for youth to thrive and learn through sporting and educational activities.
Lewiston Community Lions, Deal Realty team for peanut butter & jelly drive
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 06:15 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions were able to contribute 90 items to help local food pantries restock their shelves.
Tony Bennett concert to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 02:15 pm
The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, announces 10th annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Holiday Concert will feature Tony Bennett, the 19-time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades. The show is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17. Tickets, $125 and $100, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4.
Empower receives grant from the Elks
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 05:55 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, received a $3,500 grant from the New York State Elks Association to expand programming in Lewiston.
'Calligraffiti: Shifting Traditions' at Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
Mon, Oct 31st 2016 10:20 am
From 6-8 p.m. Nov. 15, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host a program exploring "calligraffiti": an interpretation of traditional Arabic calligraphy in new, open directions.
Bear's Den suits Billy Ocean to a tea
Sun, Oct 30th 2016 12:50 am
The 1980s took center spotlight Saturday, as Billy Ocean performed inside the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino's Bear's Den. His songs, made popular in part by films "Jewel of the Nile" and "License to Drive," brought back happy memories for the 400 or so in attendance, while his voice sounded as if it was vacu-sealed in the '80s and, shhhhhpppp, opened fresh on stage.
Twice-told tale: 2 Lindas, 2 Jims equals 5 decades of friendship
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 07:05 am
It has been Linda and Jim, and Jim and Linda for more than 50 years - a friendship of two couples that has stood the test of time.
Community comes together in preparation for Niagara Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
The holiday season is right around the corner, which means the Niagara Electric Lights Parade will soon be kicking off local celebrations.
Delivering more than meals: Twin Cities Meals on Wheels recognized for service to others
Fri, Oct 28th 2016 10:10 am
Twin Cities Meals on Wheels, formerly known as North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels, opened its doors Saturday to reveal a new name change, as well as to give elected officials and community members an inside look into the everyday operations.
Ribbon-cutting at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens celebrates extensive restoration, kicks off new exhibits
Thu, Oct 27th 2016 06:55 pm
Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz joined Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens President and CEO David Swarts, members of the Botanical Gardens board of directors, members of the Erie County Department of Public Works, elected officials, and gardens enthusiasts Thursday to celebrate a lengthy list of extensive upgrades and improvements to historic houses 2 and 3 with a ribbon-cutting at the site.
Cuomo announces groundbreaking clinical trial of Cuban-developed lung cancer treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 03:45 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced Roswell Park Cancer Institute will launch a groundbreaking clinical trial of CIMAvax-EGF - a Cuban-developed lung cancer treatment.
PHOTOS: Artisan's Edge annual 'Haunted Frontier House' - enter if you dare
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 09:35 am
Classic and creative images of Halloween horror line the first floor of the historic Frontier House as part of the Artisan's Edge annual haunted home.
'Roam the Region' with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:30 am
"Roam the Region," siring on the Our Schools Channel (OSC-TV 21), features Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce members and to bring awareness to the area.
Town of Lewiston budget struggles continue
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston is facing some very tough choices as the budget season moves along.
Niagara Falls: Work begins on Memorial's new cardiac/stroke care facility
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:20 pm
Construction began this week on a new, $4.3-million inpatient cardiac/stroke care unit at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Avoiding roadway tragedy: Drivers, pedestrians, parents must take action
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 11:30 am
Sometimes it only takes a moment of distraction or inattention, poor visibility, or inappropriate speed for tragedy to strike on a roadway.
Jim Kelly visits Niagara Falls M&T branch to rally fans
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 06:20 pm
Buffalo Bills legend Jim Kelly paid fans a visit to M&T Bank's Military Road branch Thursday to rally fans as the team prepares for its showdown against Miami this weekend.
Niagara University awards Vincentian Poverty Grant to Resurrection Life
Thu, Oct 20th 2016 05:55 pm
A Niagara University grant intended to support research and/or service projects that seek to alleviate poverty has been awarded to the Resurrection Life church and food pantry in Cheektowaga.
Western New York 'Warriors Flight' takes off for D.C.
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 12:30 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt led two-dozen local veterans Wednesday morning in the second annual Western New York "Warriors Flight" to Washington, D.C. The veterans will visit several war memorials dedicated in their honor.
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.