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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, $9,500, was donated to Junior Achievement of WNY. That agency's mission is to support financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness education for students from kindergarten through high school.
Frontier House: Questions remain as to validity of HPC requests
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston's newly formed Historic Preservation Commission might've overreached in its requests to Frontier House management. So suggested Village of Lewiston Planning Commission Chairman Norm Machelor.
Longest-running Niagara Hospice fundraiser celebrates 26 years
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 02:20 pm
Niagara Hospice will celebrate the 26th anniversary of its longest-running fundraiser, "Cocktails and CA$H," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. The event will be held at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co., 4631 Cambria Wilson Road, Lockport. It is presented by the Niagara Hospice board of directors.
Community advocate, Lewiston champion Mamie Simonson passes away
Wed, Oct 5th 2016 12:30 pm
Mamie C. (Maroon) Simonson, age 87, of Lewiston, passed away at home on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016.
'Paladino Plaza' SEQR: Lewiston tables declaration in order to review BCP, fire company comments
Tue, Oct 4th 2016 03:20 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano said Monday there's no point in rushing, and he and the Board of Trustees tabled a vote on the State Environmental Quality Review of Ellicott Development's proposed plaza.
Higgins announces plans for Buffalo Lighthouse Park
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 02:55 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced plans for a phased approach to improvements in and around the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo station to allow for the creation of Buffalo Lighthouse Park.
Creating a divide: HPC tables Frontier House property subdivision request
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 07:00 am
Much to the surprise of Frontier House President Alan Hastings and business consultant Stacey Sheehan, the Village of Lewiston's Historic Preservation Commission tabled an application to subdivide the property at 460 Center St., and declined to offer a necessary certificate of appropriateness.
5 honored during Niagara University's 2016 Vincentian Heritage Convocation
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:35 pm
Five individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation, held Thursday.
NU launches 'Powerful' new branding campaign
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 07:10 pm
A powerful new brand message has been unveiled by Niagara University.
VIDEO: Aquarium of Niagara asks community to 'Save our Penguins'
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 05:00 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara hosted a press conference Wednesday morning to update the public on final-phase fundraising efforts related to the creation of a $3.2-million, 3,500-square-foot Humboldt penguin exhibit.
National Grid donates $12,500 toward hunger relief efforts throughout Western New York
Wed, Sep 28th 2016 12:15 pm
To help in the fight against hunger this Hunger Action Month, National Grid announced $12,500 in donations to 10 food banks and hunger relief organizations throughout the eight counties of Western New York.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center transforms into world-class health care practice
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 03:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center used to be a little community hospital with a busy emergency department and a big heart. Today, it is much, much more.
Grand Island: Road construction wrapping up
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
An estimated $1 million road project on Baseline and Whitehaven roads is nearing completion.
Traditional, new autumn events brewing for Falls
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
Next weekend, areas in and around Old Falls Street will be bustling with activity.
Niagara USA soaked in another successful season
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 01:25 pm
The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation announced Wednesday that, as the summer season comes to a close, visitation to Niagara USA has once again hit an all-time high.